Listen: Donald Trump, Heidi Heitkamp, White House discussed on Abe Lincoln's Top Hat
"Kissel. Boom, we can't get fooled again. Hey, what's up everyone? How you doing Ben Kissel here with Marcus parks. I then Hello Margus. All right. We got a couple of corrections ready for correction corner, always. Okay. Martha mcsally. She's running for Senate in Arizona. She's going for Jeff flakes former seat, not John McCain's and she is quite close with Donald Trump and she's getting closer every day. Also wanna bring up a Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota. She's already. I mean she's down by double digits. She voted no on cavenaugh. So the Republicans are probably going to take back North Dakota. The Senate continues to look bleak for the Democrats, but I have some better news coming up for you a little bit later on in the episode we are going to talk about the house of representatives me. Wait for good news. Yes, a little bit. Of course they do such a great job of representing us. They're currently at eighteen percent approval rating hearth if you're ever depressed and you feel like you have no friends least you're not in the house or congress in general. Also, I want to tell you a little bit about this regarding Kanye west and kid rock. We had some good laughs with them at the White House. Obviously, Kanye west superman himself when he puts on his mega hat. Why were they at the White House? They were at the White House for an interesting Bill that was passed now, will it be implemented that's going to be difficult to do, but it's called the music modernization act. Basically, our music licensing laws haven't been updated since nineteen thousand nine. They're still based on sheet music. Yeah. And because of Spotify and all the streaming services, just none of the money is going to the artist. So in a nutshell, these are going to create a database of the songs who created the songs who owns the right to those songs and then try to get money to the people who actually deserve it. Because right now as I'm sure many of our listeners who are musicians, no, it's impossible. You can't make. You can't make money of music whatsoever because everything is free. So you tend to have to go on tour and work your fingers to the bone. To try to make ends meet, and that's not right because we need more singer songwriters in this country. It's an American tradition. That's right. All right. So I also wanna just mention your briefly when it comes to Khashoggi. Of course. Now this is the Washington Post journalist, one correction. He was murdered in Turkey. He was killed at the consulate in Istanbul, not in Saudi Arabia, and he is not a US citizen. He is a US resident, nonetheless international scandal for sure, and we're going to get into a little bit about what they actually did to him. So it will sound a little bit like last podcast on the luck to your first when we first talked about this story was just raking. So there was a, yeah, there wasn't a hell of a whole lot of information out about that at that time. But now a week later, there is a hell of a lot more information, and a lot more has happened since then. Absolutely. So what happened to this poor journalist, Jamal Khashoggi who by the way he had just finished writing a column. This is his final. Column, and it was entitled what the world needs most is free expression. So this obviously angered the crown prince and Saudi Arabia. He gets them to the consulate again in Turkey and what they did was horrendous. They ended up cutting off all of his fingers. He ended up being beheaded. They say he was tortured for around seven minutes. There's audio recordings of some individual. Who was there being like, guys? Can you take this outside? You're going to get me in trouble. Lido murder. This man in our in our consulate. It sounded the her, the streams. You know, those kinds of things really brutal stuff. And despite that fact, Donald Trump is still siding with the Saudi government specifically with the crown prince Mohammad bin Simone who said it was an accident, and that's what he believes dental bone sign accidental. How many times is that happened? You know, when you stubbed toe, we're cut off someone's fingers assitance happen here, people. So. So Donald Trump for a series of raisins aside and with the Saudi government and saying, okay, we'll have them investigate themselves and I guarantee you the Saudi government comes back with the. It was a slip and fall.."