Just about the smartest thing I have done in recent years (aside from starting this blog) was to join Ricochet. Through the Center-Right Community of thoughtful, smart, and welcoming people, I have made new friends, expanded my knowledge, and partaken of some of the world’s best humor. Doesn’t it seem to you that much of society has totally lost its sense of humor? Lena Dunham, that sleazy “feminist” has pioneered “that’s not funny” in response to any attempts to see the world as anything but apocalyptic.
On Ricochet, however, we have “Mac and Wally”, an original cartoon series by member Chip Head, whose two black and white dogs converse in some of the best one-liners ever. But you have to be a Ricochet member to read them. We also have Ten Cents, one of our members who lives in Japan, and whose avatar picture is a sock puppet with a mustache. He is the pun-master of the world, and many members can keep a conversation going for days with more and more elaborate puns. You just can’t read these posts without laughing.
Ricochet also has sober conversations going, about subjects that interest aware conservatives everywhere. We are having the usual arguments back and forth over the upcoming presidential election. We have our “Trumpists” and our Never-Trumpers, and the conversations can get heated at times. But we have a Code of Conduct, and members who live by it, and keep the conversations civil most of the time. We have Member Moderators who can intervene if they see a conversation running off the rails. Nobody resents their presence, and we engage them in conversations about the C of C all the time.
What you will almost never find on Ricochet is real nastiness. No death threats, no vulgar language, and few ad-hominem attacks. Our Members are erudite, passionate, and caring conservatives and libertarians mostly. They have expertise in every subject known to man, and they often do very interesting posts about what they do for a living. We have a member who is a concrete contractor, who did a post once about “everything you ever wanted to know about concrete”, and it drew dozens of comments and questions. We have a whole slew of teachers, from grade school to graduate school, who keep us informed about the goings-on in the education sphere. We even have celebrity contributors who post from time to time. Like Pat Sajac, and James Pethokoukis.
And Ricochet isn’t just an online community. We have face-to-face meetings, at all corners of the US and around the world. Yes, we have had meetups in Paris, Rome, London, and elsewhere. We have members in many countries and every state of the Union. We have members in Australia and Japan. If you join Ricochet, wherever you travel there will be a member to meet you and show you around. Just this past weekend, my husband and I met with two other local members at a park near Olympia, and had a great time getting to know each other. The best part of Ricochet is the people.
Here at Calling-all-RushBabes, I have done many posts (and linked to my YouTube site) about my experiences as a Ricochet member. Read them, and you will see how wonderful and fulfilling it is to be a member. Right now, Ricochet is running a special promotion. Join now, and you get two free months. Here are links to a few.
Please take a chance, and improve your life by becoming a Ricochet member. I guarantee that you will never regret it. And if you decide to join, post a comment here so I can welcome you over there!