36 Burst results for "2020 Election"
A highlight from John Di Domenico (Encore)
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Anyway, here's the guy who's not always that easy to digest. Eric Metaxas! Hey there, folks. In case you were not aware, Albin Sadar has written a book and the title is Obvious. No, really, it's obvious. Albin, could you back me up on this? The title is Obvious. Yeah, I'm holding a copy of the book right here, and it says Obvious, so it must be Obvious. Obviously, the title is literally Obvious. Yeah. If you read the book, if you see the cover of the book, the title is Obvious. Who's on first? Literally, who? His name is who? Okay, so in the book, every chapter is super short, and you say these things that are Obvious, but that need to be restated. By the way, you've got blurbs from everybody. You have a forward by the great author, Eric Metaxas. I don't know how you got him. I don't even know. Is he still living? I always confuse him with James Michener. I'm sorry. But anyway, on the back of the book, you have a quote from George Orwell, and it says, We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men. If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear. In times of universal deceit, telling the truth will be a revolutionary act. So this book is filled with truth. Every chapter is the statement of some obvious truth, which needs restating. So what which one should we focus on? How about the one the title? What is it? Who made you boss? Yeah. Who died? Who died and made you boss. And by the way, that George Orwell quote, he says, It's obvious is the first duty of intelligent men. I couldn't find any in my sphere of influence, so I just wrote it myself. So there you go. I hear you. I hear you. But the chapter. Yeah, I did want to focus on is is the one called Who Died and Made You Boss. I got to explain that actually the title is supposed to be in quotes, but it's not. The editor left it out, but it's in quote. It would be in quotes is because when we were children in the playground, if you're playing a game, a tag or something, then suddenly somebody changed the rules so that they could win the game. Somebody in our group would always say, Who died and made you boss? And of course, people. Yeah. Yeah. Who did? But we're living in a world nowadays that people say you can't call that woman a woman. She's could be a this or that or they and and and we have to stand there and say, wait a minute, who died and made you boss? Who are you? Who comes up with these things? Why do we have to listen to you? I'm going to listen to, you know, the almighty, because I believe in him. And he said male, female. He didn't say they, them, theirs, whoever. So who died and made you boss? I explain all that and talk about some fun stuff with some fun cartoons. Some of this stuff. What I find funny about it is it is like it's stunningly obvious. And yet we don't see it. I mean, the idea that we would go along when somebody says you can't say this, you can't say that's good. And we go, OK, or oh, oh, yeah, yeah. Simply saying, excuse me, no, no, you don't get to decide five minutes ago that there are 37 genders. I don't know who you think you are, but you don't get to decide that this simple little pushback of that, of stating the obvious that you don't you don't have authority over me. I answer to God and sorry, but I don't I don't need to listen to you. That's a simple truth, but we need to restate it. And obviously you restate it in the book titled Obvious. What do you want to say more about that? Well, I want to mention other things that that are obvious. What I begin with the chapters called Basically God Exists. And I talk about how to me it's obvious that God exists. I get one of my favorite little examples is in there and I end with the stolen election because to me that was so obvious. I'm sitting there saying, doesn't anybody else see this? What I love is that I got a I got a meme in here or a graphic in here from the Babylon Bee. They gave me permission to use it. And the title is it's one of their articles says White House announces all conspiracy theories are true, except for the one about the Biden stealing the 2020 election. And I thought, say, great. They nailed it because I had a couple I had a cartoon that said basically the same thing. But then when I saw it in the Babylon Bee, I said, I think they're going to say it better than I do. Now, I have a bunch of little cartoon characters in there and a lot of the artwork is my own. I must admit. And if you think the cartoon is of me, it's actually not. It's of Simon de Hundert, who is my alter ego that I write with at American Thinker sometimes because I've written an American thing. This stream looks a lot like you, Alvin. I'm just I'm just here to I'm just being honest. I'm just stating the obvious that Simon de Hundert, because there are these cute little cartoons that you have done in here. And it looks like it could be you. I'm just saying it could be. I'm not saying it is. Look, I'm not going to go out on a limb. I'm not going to swear in a Bible or take a polygraph. I'm just saying that's my opinion. It could be you. Yeah. Or not. Too much. Yes. Too much hair. I don't want to offend anybody. And only four fingers. There's a lot of funny stuff in the book. For example, there's a little cartoon here. I want to make sure I read this one because this is I like this one particularly. But it's a little cute, cute. It's it's it's your little drawing of the guy who could be you. But the quote says if Hitler were alive today with the left, call him Trump 2 .0. That's very clever and loaded, loaded with gems like that. It's also loaded with a lot of serious stuff. Oh, oh, my goodness. Yeah. One of my favorite things and one of my favorite chapters is and this is like a little parable. I tell is, is I draw a picture of a guy stealing a television set and the little parables about the stolen TV. A guy comes home. He goes into his living room. Somebody stolen his TV. So he runs next door to his neighbor and he says, hey, did you see anything? Somebody stole my TV. But while he's running over to his neighbor's house, he looks through his neighbor's window and he sees his TV on his neighbor's wall. So he grabs the beat cop. There's a policeman coming down the street. He says to the policeman, look, we have to go in this. My neighbor stole my TV. And the policeman knocks on the door. Did you steal his TV? And the guy says, no, I didn't steal his TV. And I said, policeman, let's go in and look. I'll show it to you. It's right there on the wall. The guy says, no, I'm not going to let you in here because I'm telling you right now, I did not steal that guy's TV. And the policeman looks at the other guy who accused the neighbor and he says to him like, well, that's good enough for me. If he says he didn't do it, then he didn't do it. So when the left tells you they didn't steal the 2020 election, that should be good enough for all of us. They didn't spend four years looking into Trump. You and I know, I mean, this is a horrible thing when you know something is true and people say, oh, no, no, no, no, it's not true. Or even worse when they say, well, you can't even talk about that. When you tell me I can't talk about something, that's when I get mad because patriots have died. Patriots have died so that we could be free and we could speak our minds in this country. You don't even have to be right. So it's one thing to say, oh, you're wrong. It's nothing to say, oh, you can't talk about that. We need to be just to speak the truth, to state the obvious, which you do in every chapter of this book is to be doing spiritual warfare. This is how we fight back by stating the obvious. And the fact that the election was stolen, not only is that true, but it should make everyone in America furious because what could be more despicable than people stealing an election from the American people, not from Donald Trump, from the American people? And so you have the guts in this book to talk about that. It does the crazy thing out. And again, this is the whole point of the book is like, you don't need to be some kind of a genius to figure out that it was stolen like it is obvious. That's why the title of the book is obvious, because everything you talk about is obvious. You're not making some arcane argument that maybe no, you know, for quacks like a duck. I'm sorry, but it's probably a duck. Yeah, yeah, exactly. That example after the book had come out, I said, oh, I wish I would have used the example of the duck, you know, walks like a duck, waddles like a duck, has feathers like the duck, goes to the bathroom like the duck, hangs out with other ducks. It's most likely a duck. Okay. And when the election was stolen, it was the New York Times that had to declare Biden the winner after like three days of a how come all this stuff coming in. Okay. I came up with probably that day. I came up with a dozen things that said this proves it. It was stolen. Yeah. Ladies and gentlemen, the book is obvious. The title of the book is obvious by Albin Saydar. Get a copy. Obvious by Albin Saydar. For 10 years, Patriot Mobile has been America's only Christian conservative wireless provider. And when I say only, trust me, they're the only one. Glenn and the team have been great supporters of this show, which is why I'm proud to partner with them. 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Fresh update on "2020 election" discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"Donald Trump is going to be the nominee. Ron DeSantis is throwing everything he possibly can. Nikki Haley is throwing everything she can. Hundreds of millions of dollars have been spent on this primary, and we've said forever our position has been consolidate behind the main candidate. Consolidate behind the former president, who is an excellent president and will be again. The 2020 election was an insult and a drive-by shooting to the U.S. Constitution. And if we do not have a strong party that is doing the boring yet important work, the plumbing of the elections, we might just fall 2,000 votes short here or 3,000 votes short here. There are two stories here that should motivate us towards a specific line of action, and there's a lot of good stuff happening right now. A lot. Populism is ascendant in the West, in Argentina, in the Netherlands, in Germany. We're starting to see stuff in Ireland that we've never seen before. A tragic stabbing of a Muslim Algerian who went after kids, and the Irish are not putting up with it anymore. In fact, they're investigating Conor McGregor over speaking out against the government. We're going to talk about that story, but first to our own country. The Democrats are broadcasting their play. So I'm a big football guy. I have to say this last weekend was one of the best football weekends that I have enjoyed in quite some time. The Michigan-Ohio State game. Hard to say that was not one of the best the games of my lifetime, and I honestly I was pulling for the Buckeyes. Even the Northwestern Illinois game was excellent. The Oregon-Oregon State game. I obviously loved that outcome. By the way, this Friday, producer Andrew and I will not be talking to one another. It's the rematch. Washington and Oregon. We'll see what happens in Vegas. Not to mention the Auburn-Alabama game. Have you ever seen an ending like that? Fourth and 31, Jalen Millrow to the back of the end zone. Anyway, what if I told you that in football you knew the play the other team was going to run? If you knew for certain what the other team was going to run. Let's actually get that last play, the fourth and 31 by Jalen Millrow. I want to play that. Because if you knew exactly what the other team was going to do. If you knew they were broadcasting it and they showed it to you, hey, we're going to throw it to the back of the end zone on the boundary side. If you knew that, wouldn't that give you an advantage? Exactly how to scheme it? Exactly how to counter it? If you knew what Alabama or Auburn was going to do ahead of time. Now I know what some of you are saying, didn't Jim Harbaugh do that the last couple years? I'm not going there. In fact, we did a whole podcast on that. I think that Harbaugh, I got a lot of thoughts on Harbaugh, but I actually think it's over regulated. Point being is this, it does give you an advantage. It does give you an ability to be one step ahead. The Democrats are broadcasting clearly to us what their play for 2024 is. There is no mystery. They're not going to run on Israel-Hamas. They're running the economy. It is one play and they're telling it. Now mind you, sometimes in football, especially back when the good old Nebraska Cornhuskers played, they would tell you where they were running and they would still beat you. Nebraska said, we're going to run the ball up the A gap. We're going to run the ball up the B gap and you won't stop us. And they were right. They won many national titles. NBCNews.com abortion rights groups seek ballot measures in nine more states in 2024. They are telling us now before we get too cocky, because I'm starting to feel people say, oh, you know, they very well might. We're going to win. And Trump is up on these ballots. Hold on a second. Do not underestimate the power of the abortion issue in some of these states. If they are able to turn the abortion issue into a single issue election, we're going to be in some trouble.
A highlight from Dave Arnott
"In an unsettled world, knit yourself in truth as you gain the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of what's to come. Regent University is a Christian community that seeks to honor God and serve people. Christian leadership begins here amongst your professors and alongside your classmates. Find your Folks, welcome to the Eric Metaxas show, sponsored by Legacy Precious Metals. There's never been a better time to invest in precious metals. Visit legacy PM investments dot com. That's legacy PM investments dot com. Welcome to the Eric Metaxas show. I shouldn't tell you this, but Eric hired someone who sounds just like him to host today's show. But since I'm the announcer, they told me, so I'm telling you, don't be fold. The real Eric's in jail. Folks, welcome to our two final segment with our friend John's Mirack, who you can follow on my twitter feed. John, um, you said a lot of things. This is the article that you wrote at the stream. What's the title of the article? It's stream dot org. The title is Israel must act alone and we must step out of the way. Okay, so let me play devil's advocate. Sure. Um, but before I do that, I'll do something along those lines. Not quite devil's advocate, but you were praising the Abrahamic accords that Donald Trump managed to pull off during his administration, which was a, uh, diplomatic masterpiece, foreign policy coup. Now you have to give Jared Kushner a lot of credit for that, even though you're not a fan of his, uh, in terms of his domestic policy influence. Right, right. Um, yeah, I'm not a fan of Jared. I have said that if Donald Trump wants a second term in office, he should be forced. He should force Ivanka to divorce Jared and marry Steve Bannon. I've not heard that. I stand by that. Brilliant. Absolutely. He's still single. He's he's in his 60s. He is single. He is not, he is not directly on board with this proposal. Um, I have not asked Steve what he thinks about it. Frankly. I don't care. It would be like one of those diplomatic marriages that the Habsburgs had, you know, you have to marry princess of Asturias. I know she's a hunchback dwarf and she is your first cousin twice over, but this is a necessity of state. So I want to hold the empire together. I want the Ivanka Steve Bannon wedding. Um, and I would happily attended be the ring. I'd like to be the ring bearer dressed as a court dwarf, but that's, but, but I digress slightly. Uh, it was a brilliant foreign policy coup by a very prudent and responsible Trump administration. I a lot of my friends support Trump because of all the peace, prosperity and patriotism. I'm fine with all that, but really I was just in it for the mean tweets. I it's our favorite part about Donald Trump, the mean tweets. What I'm saying is I'm using that to highlight the fact that people like David French and Rod Dreher and Russell Moore all said, we couldn't, we cannot support Donald Trump. Look at the mean tweets and oh, the slaughter in Israel, the war in Ukraine, chaos on our borders. These are the results of sniffy prissy, weak Christians saying, oh, I find these tweets on winsome. I simply, I cannot exist in the same political party as someone who says things like that is what the result is slaughter in Israel. The result is slaughter in Ukraine, your prissy -ness, your delicate refined sensibilities that led you to have contempt for the Jericho march, have contempt for the January six demonstrators. Uh, it has real world consequences. You never Trump Republicans who undermined our efforts to challenge the 2020 election fraud. You have the blood on your hands of the war in Ukraine. That wouldn't have happened if Trump were in office of the Afghan translators who were slaughtered by the Taliban, which wouldn't have happened if Trump were in office and of the slaughter in Israel, which wouldn't have happened if Trump were in office. The blood is on your prissy little manicured hands. And there's plenty more, uh, if you want to talk blood on your hands, the open border with, I mean, again, even talking about this, I, I, Bonanza for child sex traffic, I'm going to weep or scream or cry. When I think about the fact that young people, ladies and gentlemen, think about this, think about this, that the Biden administration, this is true. We're not making this up. They changed the policy so that, uh, we have men bringing young women and boys across the test right now under Biden, think of the satanic evil. They are allowed to say, Oh, this is my nephew, or this is my niece, or this is whatever it is. And they take them into the country. These children, children are being raped and our government turns a blind eye. I can't think of anything more wicked and sick. And so when people say, Oh, I can't vote for Donald Trump, you better understand God will judge you because that is happening because of your action, because of your inaction, that's a reality. And people sometimes act. It's like, it's like people saying I cannot in conscience support Samson. So I cannot support Samson. I have to allow the Philistines to overrun Israel and destroy the temple and Institute child sacrifice because Samson's manners are not winsome. He's not a good representative of the gospel. I feel that my Christian witness is impugned by being associated with Samson. Cause not, let's face it, Donald Trump is Samson and Delilah is the establishment Republicans. Mickey Haley is Delilah. And she keeps. Have you written an article of using this, uh, this, uh, that's tomorrow's article. You're serious because I thought that's, that's really interesting. I'm the way I say it is the next election is Barabbas versus Samson. Joe Biden is the Barabbas that the mob chooses over Jesus. And Samson is the shampling guy who shoots himself in the foot and lets people lie to him and makes mistakes because he's flawed. He's not Jesus. He's Samson though. And I'll take Samson over Barabbas any day. But when Donald Trump, uh, ate honey, uh, out of a carcass of a lion by the very cool, that, that just ended it for me. I said, I cannot vote for a man that's why I didn't vote. I wrote David French in, uh, because I, I thought that that was the moral thing to do. I like to think of myself as the jawbone of an ass that Donald Trump used to kill a lot of frequency. That's good. That's good right there. I like, uh, I'm going to like the John story.
During 2020 Campaign, Joe Biden Lied About Receiving Foreign Money
"OK. Jim, queue up for me. Cut to and nobody in the media can seem to explain this away. Here was Biden running for office against President Trump in a debate. We now know he took money that originated from the Chinese Communist Party. We know it. The money trail. No one in the media seems even remotely curious about this little soundbite from the 2020 election and asking him questions about it. Check this out. I have not taken a penny from any foreign source ever in my life. We learned that this president paid 50 times the tax in China, has a secret bank account with China, does business in China, and in fact is talking about me taking money. I have not taken a single penny from any country whatsoever, ever. All I mean, it reminds me of, like, the dude from The Big Lebowski. Yeah, well, like, I mean, Donald Trump is in 7000 different courtrooms for paying for a guy's parking and for Mar -a -Lago allegedly being worth 27 dollars million when it's worth, uh, I mean, it's just the dumbest thing. I've never heard things so soon. There's no allegation of fraud, there's not a single bank alleging fraud, there's not a loan repayment missed, and Donald Trump is in criminal and civil court for this. Joe Biden took $40 ,000. Nobody knows if he paid taxes on whatever. it or The money originated from the Chinese Communist Party. It's 10 % for the big guy, him. business The partners acknowledge he's the big guy. We have the money trail. He said he took no money from foreign sources despite that being categorically false, and not a single liberal soul in the media
A highlight from Diversity Disaster
"Welcome to the Dennis Prager Show. I'm your guest host, Karl Jackson, sitting in for Dennis Prager. The number to call into the program, one eight Prager seven seven six. That number again is one eight Prager seven seven six or one eight two four three seventy seven seventy six. All right, I want to thank first off Dennis Prager and Sue for allowing me to sit behind their microphone and then entrusting me behind their mouth. I've got my back right here at AM 950. The answer Orlando .com right here in Orlando, Florida. Sean McConnell is in my ear. I want to thank Alan Estrin as well for allowing me as well to sit in and contacting me. Who do we have watching the lines there, Mr. McConnell? Tony is on the line. Thank you, Tony. Good to see you. All right, the number to call in one eight Prager seven seven six, one eight Prager seven seven six. I'm going to do things a little differently today. Of course, we'll touch some of the hot topics and some of the leading headlines of today, but I'm going to go I'm going to go somewhere else today and and and we'll bob and weave throughout the throughout the program here. I think I want to start here. I want to make some emphatic comments, and I know a lot of people might not be comfortable with these comments, but by the end of the show, I hope and pray that you will be and you will understand just how important they are, because there's a war that is occurring not just against Israel and Hamas or, dare I say, Israel and Iran, a war, sadly, that the United States government, under the leadership of Joe Biden, has helped to cultivate. And I say that, sadly, but I believe it to be true with all of my heart. But there's a war that's taking place right here in the United States, and I believe that it's already begun. We're going to talk about several issues, and honestly, we'll go throughout the entire three hours. They're not necessarily going to be broken up, but we're going to talk about crime right here in the United States. We're going to talk about the border problem. We're going to talk about the problem that is Islamist, Islamicism or Islamism or Islamic Jihad. We're going to talk about all of these issues because I think they're very, very important. But first, let me say this. Let me start off with this. Many of you in the audience or many of you in the listening audience have been taught to believe that diversity is our strength when it comes to America. That is a damn lie. Diversity is not our strength. Diversity will be our downfall. Now, if you're talking about diversity as far as the brain is concerned, that would be one thing. But unfortunately, when it comes to DEI, that's not what we're experiencing today. DEI, diversity, equity, inclusion, CRT, all of that racist bullcrap, that is taking us down. That is identity politics. What that has caused us to do is to divide on issues that we shouldn't be divided against. Let me say this. Even if you are an anti -Semite, even if you are an anti -Semite, even if you're a bigot and you're a despicable person in that sense, in my opinion, we all should be able to agree that when it comes to, let's say, listen, I'm not going to hold any punches. So parents, for those of you parents that are listening in, I'm going to describe some of the things that we know took place in Israel at the hands of Hamas. And so I just want to brace you. And this might be a recurring theme throughout the show. So if you have little ears around, I want you to brace them. I am a Christian, so I will try to watch my mouth, but I'm going to shoot straight with you. I'm going to shoot straight with you. And I believe that you deserve nothing less than for me to shoot straight with you. But we used to believe at least that when it came to, let's say, rape, killing women and children, beheading people, that should be a line that I think we all can agree that we should not cross, right? I think we, at least in the United States of America, we used to believe that those things were evil, right? I mean, anti -Semitism is evil, but we understand that there's going to be bigots if you don't act on your beliefs when it comes to that. Okay, listen, it's a free country. I can't stand you, but it's a free country. But now we seem to have quote unquote Americans that are Hamas sympathizers, that are terrorist sympathizers, and they don't belong here. They don't belong here, in my opinion. They're anti -American. So I'm here to say diversity is not our strength. That's total BS. It's going to be our downfall. And the left is specifically and intentionally focusing on issues that will divide us. This is dangerous. Let me tell you some of the things that should happen. I'm going to talk about, man, I get so much, it's insane. But I'm going to talk about the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act, how stupid that was and how that's coming to bite us in the butt. Another thing that the Democrats embraced because they were losing the vote, that's part of the reason and why they finally embraced or they tried to leave their racism in the past and tried to project it onto Republicans. So we'll talk about that a little bit. I want to talk about the warfare that is immigration. A lot of people are thinking of war in conventional ways, and we should be, right? We should be on our guard. But I'm going to talk to you about the warfare by immigration, the warfare that is our immigration system, the warfare that is our open borders. Also, I'm going to talk to you about popping caps. We're going to talk about the Second Amendment. We're going to talk about the lies that the Vice President Kamala Harris was spewing last week when she was in, whatever, the press conference that she gave with the Australian Prime Minister. I got some numbers for you, and the numbers and the things that she were saying were just a complete and utter lie. That lady, I hate to say it because I don't want to be mean, but the truth of the matter is that lady is dumber than a box of rocks, and she has no business being Vice President of the United States. Now, Joe Biden is almost equally as dumb, but I don't even think he's as dumb as her, despite the fact that, in my opinion, the man has dementia. This is one of these left -wing people and Vice President Kamala Harris that has literally, I believe, been trained up in some of her thinking without really thinking about it, if you will. Let me tell you where we should start when it comes to immigration, and we'll get into this, and we'll get into the war by immigration. We'll get into this nonsense about the Australian buyback program and how it allegedly saved lives and reduced the numbers of gun ownership. All of this is a complete and utter lie. That's all the left do. They lie, they lie, they lie, they lie while they destroy the country. And if you hate America and if you're pro -Palestinian, which means pro -Hamas, I can't stand you behind, and I hope you leave the country. Move to Gaza. I hear there's an excellent fireworks show happening there right now that you could be a part of. All right, so merit -based immigration. I want to talk about that. Merit -based immigration. We need to move back to a merit -based immigration, and this is very important. This is crucial for our survival. Sadly, I don't think any American president has done it effectively in quite some time. We had a moratorium, and then with the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, we destroyed that, and we began to destroy America. Democrats began to destroy America. Here's where we should be. Here's what we should be doing. All right, so currently, as it stands right now, we allow 1 .1, approximately 1 illegal, .1 I'm sorry, legal immigrants into the country annually. All right, we're going to have to change that makeup due to what Joe Biden has done, the open borders, because I'm telling you, guys, there's a war of immigration that is taking place. And while we sit here and we watch for, we wait for the beheadings and we wait for the mass shootings and all of this kind of stuff, I'm telling you, we are already at war. And China is at the helm. A lot of these countries in the Middle East, exception being Israel, are useful idiots for China. They don't realize that yet, but they will someday. They will someday. Russia also, they will someday. They'll realize it that they're useful idiots for China. But currently we allow in, again, approximately 1 .1 legal immigrants into the United States. The makeup of that is going to have to change. We'll talk about that. And I'm sorry, I think there's going to have to be a moratorium on that. At the very least, I believe we're going to have to cut those numbers in half until we can control the immigration process that doesn't seem to exist right now. I mean, these open borders are absolutely scary to me. This is the biggest threat. This is the biggest threat hitting the United States of these things. I've talked about how the left is trying to depopulate America. Perhaps I'll reintroduce you to that to some extent, but our open borders is a war that is being waged on us. And sadly, we have a United States government under the leadership of a Joe Biden that is participating. And it's sad. So that's going to have to be cut down. I want either that number cut in half, or I want a total moratorium for seven to 10 years. We'll be talking about that after the break. I got some other recommendations that need to happen right away when it comes to the border, if we're going to start saving this country. But we need some strong men and women that are willing to do it. Carl Jackson and for Dennis Prager, we'll be back in a few. Gold dealers are a dime a dozen. They're everywhere. What sets these companies apart and whom can you really trust? This is Dennis Prager for AmFed Coin and Bullion, my choice for buying precious metals. When you buy precious metals, it's imperative that you buy from a trustworthy and transparent dealer that protects your best interests. So many companies use gimmicks to take advantage of inexperienced gold and silver buyers. Be cautious of brokers offering free gold and silver or brokers that want to sell you overpriced collectible coins, claiming they appreciate more than gold and silver. What about hidden commissions and huge markups? Nick Grovitch and his team at AmFed always have your back. I trust this man. That's why I mentioned him by name. Nick's been in this industry over 42 years, and he's proud of providing transparency and fair pricing to build trusted relationships. If you're interested in buying or selling, call Nick Grovitch and his team at AmFed Coin and Bullion, 800 -221 -7694. Americanfederal .com, Americanfederal .com. All right, welcome back to The Dennis Prager Show. Such an honor to be sitting behind Dennis's microphone. I mean, I adore the man. He's absolutely brilliant, and we all should look up to him, frankly. Hat tip Breitbart, the Pentagon says the U .S. military launched airstrikes early Friday on two locations in eastern Syria linked to Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps. So the U .S. strikes Iran linked sites in Syria in retaliation for the attacks on U .S. troops earlier or last week. Isn't this amazing? Isn't this amazing? So the U .S. military launched airstrikes early Friday on two locations in eastern Syria linked to Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps, the Pentagon said, in retaliation for a slew of drone and missile attacks against U .S. bases and personnel in the region that began early last week. Man, I wonder if they could have afforded those drones had Biden not paid for them. Isn't it amazing how we've come full circle with the disaster that was the Afghanistan withdrawal, with the Taliban now running Afghanistan, $85 billion approximately in military equipment that we left behind that could be reverse engineered by China, were the Taliban to sell it to China, and let's assume that they did. I mean, it's phenomenal. It's amazing. We wouldn't be in the predicament that we are in were it not for Biden and the Democrats that voted for Joe Biden. And yes, I'm going to say that often. I'm going to say that loudly. If you're wondering what's happening around the world, if you're seeing what appears to be, I mean, the beginning steps, Lord willing, I hope that I'm wrong. I hope this does just end up being a move between Israel and Iran and their proxies in Hamas and Hezbollah. But let's not be naive. There's going to be a lot of leaders around the world that are looking at this decrepit dementia patient that are in the White House and they're saying, now is the time to make my move. And we have to wonder if those moves are not only going to reshift political allies and adversaries around the globe. It's insane. We simply don't know what's going to happen. But I can tell you what we need to do to start protecting our own border and to get ready for the fight. By the way, we'll be sharing as well, if I can get to ways that you need to prepare for a terrorist attack, because it's going to happen. And again, I think there's a war that is already being waged. I want to be clear, an unconventional war of sorts, where the ground troops are amassing their soldiers around us. And we have an administration in the White House that is fully complicit. Either they're stupid or they're complicit. Either way, we're very, very important. There's a piece, too, that I'm going to want to share by Ann Coulter. She wrote a fabulous piece last week. But I do want to get back to this immigration issue, because I believe it's important. Girl, are you a racist? Are you a bigot? No. No. I'm an American. I'm an American. Guys, we're not a nation of immigrants. This diversity, equity, inclusion, bullcrap. We're a nation of diversity. We're strengthened by diversity. That's all bullcrap that a lot of these college elites that have taught many of their students that have come through that don't have real world experience. That's just total bullcrap. All right. I'm sorry. Diversity does not make America stronger. Diversity makes America weaker. Diversity and thought and thinking, sure, where we can debate, go back and forth. That's not what the left is talking about. They love their people groups. They love the LGBTQ barbecue community. They love dividing men and women. You name it. They love dividing people because the left loves chaos. And what happens is, and sadly, we're starting to see this occur within the Republican Party, too. It's gotten so divisive within the Republican Party. I'm not even sure that we can win 2024. A lot of ignoramuses within the Republican Party. I'm so tempted to leave. You cannot believe it. But I'm not even convinced that we want to win 2024, to be frank with you. But said having that, we've gotten so divided, so divided that we're giving the elites exactly what they want. And so I'm like, can we at least unite here? We need to seal up these freaking borders. I'm sorry. I appreciate that there's a lot of people that want to come to America legally, but you're going to have to be punished because of the sins of the Biden administration letting people in illegally. So we've got 1 .1 approximately million people coming into this country. Every year, I want to ramp that back. I want that cut in half or I want a moratorium. And frankly, I would prefer a moratorium on illegal immigration, 7 or 10 years, whatever it takes us to make up this amount. And I want the people that have come in in the last couple of years deported. Full stop. Full stop. All right, for the Ilhan Omar's and all these people that think America is evil, why the hell would you want people to come to this country if it's so evil? Except that there's a plan. I want the visa overstays. They need to be deported. That's something that a lot of people don't consider. But even visa overstays, that's a way in which a lot of people come into this country. They stay in this country. We don't search for them in places like Australia, New Zealand. If you're there on a visa, a work visa of any sort, the day that your visa is up or perhaps the day before, they are knocking at your door, making sure that you're packing and ready to leave. We need to do the same thing. I really don't give a flip what your skills are at this point. I really don't. I really don't. Merit -based job -related reasons. When Trump was in office, this is one of the things that Trump said he wanted to do, unfortunately. And I got to find the quote. He literally said at the time, this is something we could work on after the 2020 election. Unfortunately, the left beat him to it. That is why when you have power, when you're in office, you better use it. You don't wait for jack crap. You use it. You use it. We can never make those mistakes again. The executive orders, great. We need legislation. And you use that power and you twist ankles, you twist knuckles, you twist elbows, you do whatever you got to do to use power. That is the difference between the right and the left. The right is willing to wait for elections, but the left, even when they lose elections, they seem to win because their agenda always moves forward. It's amazing to me. But at the time, Trump said, listen, this merit -based thing, when it comes to job -related reasons, let's grow that right now. 12 % of the people come into this country that's merit -based, job -related reasons. Let's jump that up to 57%. And I do appreciate that. We didn't get it done. We should have gotten it done. Family -based immigration currently makes up two -thirds of all immigration. That would need to decrease sadly, maybe to one -third. And again, I would prefer a moratorium, but at least we got to start somewhere. When it comes to asylum or diversity visas, they would have to be decreased by more than half. Right now, they stand at about 22 % of immigration. That's legal immigration, by the way. That needs to be cut down to 10%, again, with the caveat that I would prefer a full -out moratorium for the next seven to 10 years. It just has to stop. We've learned what diversity is. And unfortunately, what these elites have been telling our children that are going to these elite colleges and universities, and not even just the elites, I don't care if you go to community college nowadays, the stuff that they're teaching in these schools are just loony. And these people are graduating and running our country. This is Carl Jackson in for the great Dennis Prager. We'll be back in a few pretty soon. I got so much more to get to. It's insane. Stay tuned.
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"Folks, welcome to The Eric Metaxas Show, sponsored by Legacy Precious Metals. There's never been a better time to invest in precious metals. Visit LegacyPMInvestments .com. That's LegacyPMInvestments .com. Welcome to The Eric Metaxas Show. Did you ever see the movie The Blob starring Steve McQueen? The blood curdling threat of The Blob. Well, way back when, Eric had a small part in that film, but they had to cut his scene because The Blob was supposed to eat him, but he kept spitting him out. Oh, the whole thing was just a disaster. Anyway, here's the guy who's not always that easy to digest. Eric Metaxas. Hey, folks, in case you were not aware, Albin has Sadar written a book and the title is obvious. No, really, it's obvious. Albin, could you back me up on this? The title is obvious. Yeah, I'm holding a copy of the book right here and it says obvious, so it must be obvious. Obviously, the title is literally obvious. Yeah. If you read the book, if you see the cover of the book, the title is obvious. Who's on first? Literally, who? His name is who? Okay, so in the book, every chapter is super short and you say these things that are obvious, but that need to be restated. On the back of the book, by the way, you've got blurbs from everybody. You a have forward by the great author Eric Metaxas. I don't know how you got him. I don't even know. Is he still living? I always confuse him with James Michener. I'm sorry. Anyway, on the back of the book, you have a quote from George Orwell. It says, we have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men. If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear in times of universal deceit. Telling the truth will be a revolutionary act. This book is filled with truth. Every chapter is the statement of some obvious truth which needs restating. Which one should we focus on? How about the title, what is it, Who Made You Boss? Yeah, Who Died and Made You Boss. And by the way, that George Orwell quote, he says, it's obvious is the first duty of intelligent men. I couldn't find any in my sphere of influence, so I just wrote it myself. So there you go. I hear you. I hear you, man. But the chapter, yeah, I did want to focus on is the one called Who Died and Made You Boss. I got to explain that actually the title is supposed to be in quotes, but it's not. The editor left it out. But it would be in quotes because when we were children in the playground, if you're playing a game, a tag or something, and then suddenly somebody changed the rules so that they could win the game, somebody in our group would always say, who died and made you boss? And of course people, yeah, yeah, who did? But we're living in a world nowadays that people say, you can't call that woman a woman. She could be a this or a that or a they. And we have to stand there and say, wait a minute, who died and made you boss? Who are you? Who comes up with these things? Why do we have to listen to you? I'm going to listen to, you know, the almighty because I believe in him. And he said male, female. He didn't say they, them, theirs, whoever. So who died and made you boss? So I explain all that and talk about some fun stuff with some fun cartoons. Some of this stuff, what I find funny about it is it is like it's stunningly obvious. And yet we don't see it. I mean, the idea that we would go along when somebody says, you can't say this, you can't say that again. And we go, OK, or oh, oh, yeah, yeah. Simply saying, excuse me, no, no, you don't get to decide five minutes ago that there are 37 genders. I don't know who you think you are, but you don't get to decide that. The simple little pushback of that, of stating the obvious that you don't you don't have authority over me. I answer to God and sorry, but I don't I don't need to listen to you. That's a simple truth, but we need to restate it. And obviously you restate it in the book titled Obvious. What do you want to say more about that? Well, I want to mention other things that that are obvious. I begin with the chapters called Basically God Exists. And I talk about how to me it's obvious that God exists. I give one of my favorite little examples is in there. And I end with the stolen election, because to me, that was so obvious. I'm sitting there saying, doesn't anybody else see this? What I love is that I got a I got a meme in here or a graphic in here from the Babylon Bee. They gave me permission to use it. And the title is it's one of their articles says White House announces all conspiracy theories are true, except for the one about the Biden stealing the 2020 election. And I thought, say, great. They nailed it because I had a couple. I had a cartoon that said basically the same thing. But then when I saw it in the Babylon Bee, I said, I think they're going to say it better than I do. Now, I have a bunch of little cartoon characters in there. And a lot of the artwork is my own. I must admit. And if you think the cartoon is of me, it's actually not. It's of Simon de Hunderhut, who is my alter ego that I write with at American Thinker sometimes, because I've written an American thing about history. Looks a lot like you, Alvin. I'm just I'm just here to I'm just being honest. I'm just stating the obvious that Simon de Hunderhut, because there are these cute little cartoons that you have done in here. And it looks like it could be you. I'm just saying it could be. I'm not saying it is. Look, I'm not going to go out on a limb. I'm not going to swear in a Bible or take a polygraph. I'm just saying that's my opinion. It could be you. Yeah. Or not. Yes. Too much. Too much hair. I don't want to offend anybody. And only four fingers. I know. But there's a lot of funny stuff in the book. For example, there's a little cartoon here. I want to make sure I read this one, because this is I like this one particularly. But it's a little cute, cute. It's it's it's your little drawing of the guy who could be you. But the quote says, if Hitler were alive today with the left, call him Trump 2 .0.
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"All right, so the speaker battle is heating up right now, and what looks and appears as though maybe Tom Emmer is going to be at the front of the pile. We'll see how all this plays out because we're going to get a vote tomorrow. We'll break that down, but give you guys some insights why this could be good for crypto. My name is Paul Baron. Welcome back into Tech Path. I want to get us started today, but I do want to thank our sponsor, and that is Tangem. If you're looking at going into self -custody, this is, I think, one of the best platforms out there for self -custody. It's a card platform that you can use. If you go over to their website, you can go into the simple do -it -yourself card, which is going to auto -generate your seed phrase, or you can get into a version that's going to give you a seed phrase option. So you've got both options. Make sure and get the three -pack. Use our code down below. It's going to give you an additional 10 % discount. So that does help the channel out. All right, let's get into a couple of things here today. I've got a few clips here to play out. To give you one, a recap of where the speaker is and why this is such an important role, especially for crypto. Let's play this first clip. Two would -be candidates, Majority Leader Steve Scalise and Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan, ended up withdrawing their names after not having the votes they needed. The standstill preventing Congress from taking any action on crucial issues. Nine candidates filed to run by Sunday's deadline. The highest ranking among them, GOP whip Tom Emmer, has already earned the endorsement of his former boss. This is not a time for a learning experience as speaker. Tom would be able to walk into the job and do it. A secret vote with the GOP conference is scheduled for Tuesday. Congressman Mike Flood is encouraging Republicans to sign a unity pledge, promising to support whomever wins that vote. He can only afford to lose support from four of his Republican colleagues. In a letter Saturday promising to always be honest and direct and never make a promise he can't fulfill, Schultz says Emmer represents a compromise candidate for a divided Republican party, adding that Emmer appears to have plenty of support and respect among Republicans. All right, so, I mean, it looks rosy for Emmer, however, there is and most likely going to be some pushback. This most likely will come from the MAGA side of what's happening in the House. I want to go to this next clip on what happens tomorrow in terms of the vote. Listen in. I think we will know probably by one o 'clock tomorrow who that speaker nominee is and how close they are. Will they be able to start legislating again quickly or is there going to be too much back and forth? I think that right now we're in a situation where if a speaker does not come out of this around here, I think it increases the pressure to come with some kind of an agreement about a temporary speaker. There is a lot that the House needs to get underway. And of course, getting a speaker in line is very, very critical. Here was a clip on Ken Buck, kind of because he was one of the first to actually flip on Jordan and be pro Emmer, listen to what he had to say. He did not vote for Congressman Jim Jordan, instead voting for Tom Emmer. Well, I guess my first question is, do you really want Tom Emmer to be speaker? No, I don't. I don't like Tom Emmer. I figured this would be the worst job in America. This is a terrible job. So just to underscore that you voted for somebody because you don't like them. I voted for somebody because I wasn't going to vote for Jim. But but you. All right. So you can kind of see the quandary that the House is in. They don't want something so far right. But at the same time, they're not necessarily, you know, positive on what Emmer's stance is, because remember, Emmer is a very pro digital assets lawmaker. And I think his position right now will start to really press the House in terms of things going forward. Politico had an article right here. Trump's tells allies he didn't support Emmer's speaker bid. So this is already starting a little bit of a kerfuffle with not only within the House itself, but also some key components of we'll call it the MAGA machine. I want to go to this next clip that is kind of interesting. This is Steve Bannon talking about Speaker Emmer. Listen in. Remember, Tom Emmer's the biggest of all the never Trump congressmen out there. He's a guy who hates Trump, a super bad guy. If you take out Emmer, you look at the other eight. Hey, there's some good people there. The first thing to do is to stop Emmer today. Once Emmer stopped. Just want to repeat this. You have decapitated decapitated you. This audience did that. Nobody else did that. You did this. So interesting stuff there from Bannon. Again, you know, obviously a very pro MAGA position here again was Roger Stone. If Republicans are going to select Tom Emmer for speaker, why not just reinstall Nancy Pelosi? They're saying, I think that this is the problem that we face right now in the House is that there's so much of this political infighting right now. We can't get these things done and it represents an opportunity for us to get when I say us meaning the American people get a pro digital assets lawmaker in a position of power. Not that the majority of whip is not a position of power, but the speaker of the house is a position of the power and could help really move things through from a regulatory standpoint. I want to jump over to this next clip and this goes into why MAGA is not in line with what Emmer is all about. Listen to that. Is he too moderate? And I put that in quotes. Is he too moderate for House Republicans to unite behind? Absolutely not too moderate. They are all extremely hard, right? Tom Emmer would be the natural pick in a moment where everything has collapsed and you just reach for a consensus candidate. The problem is, Katie, he is one of the members that voted to certify the 2020 election. And so Donald Trump is suspicious of him. It only takes a handful of people who say, OK, Mr. Trump, I'll oppose Emmer. I agree. Emmer is probably the front runner, but Emmer get 217 votes on the floor, not if Donald Trump says don't do it. That is going to be the question here, because if he doesn't win over some of the Republicans and there's only a handful that he has to be able to do this with, then he's going to lose out. But I think we as the American people will lose out just equally as well. Here's why, though, it's so important to the crypto community of why Emmer should be the speaker listening. Crypto saying this whole industry is a fraud, is a scam. It offers no value. It's all play money, et cetera. And then you get to the very end, say the future of our finance in this country is going to be Fed now and the CBDC. Right. Wait a second Fed now. Oh, yippee. I think Fed now will probably work about as well as the post office. All right. You will not have real time clearing. And if you do, you got to worry about everybody who's watching that transaction and scraping data out of that transaction on behalf of your government. The Republican Party has always had its issues with a party purity, right, constitutional purity. And I'm better than you and I'm more in the religious right that factors into it. So we have all these, if you will, melting pot of these different political persuasions. But you've got some good Democrats. I'm going to tell you right now, by the way, their political persuasion probably leans even farther left than I would care to acknowledge. But it's not about their political leanings, just like it's not about Tom Emmer's political leanings. This is an area of finance that literally defines our freedom. I got news for you. That's not a Republican or Democrat thing. That's an American thing. And whether it's Richie Torres, whether it's Darren Soto, who I do a bunch of different bills with, whether it's Ro Khanna, I think you've got to be a little patient with them and I'm not here to to defend them. But I think you've got to be a little patient with them because maybe they are measuring their words because they happen to be under a Democrat administration that they disagree with. Quite frankly, this is what frustrates me with Elizabeth Warren. Elizabeth Warren, if she truly believed in the American value of self -determination, if she truly believed in individuals right to make their own decisions, would she claims she would champion crypto? It's very clear to me that she's nothing more than a big central bank power hungry leader who sees her power essentially being diluted and taken away by this decentralization of our financial system and our financial transactions. And she's desperately, along with the establishment, the institution, she is desperately clinging to hold on to that central banking thing, because that's where their power is. This is a good example of some of the things that are happening right now in our traditional banking system. And these are the things that decentralized assets, especially around digital assets, could solve. And one of those, of course, right here from The Daily Hodl, JP Morgan, of course, coming in now, being sued allegedly for terminating accounts, failing to return about 1 .1 million. So this was purchased through CDs to a couple, individually purchased some CDs at a branch, at a Chase branch. The bank basically closed their accounts and the bank said it mailed out checks to them, but they never got them. And then it all went into, well, give us the check numbers and they couldn't provide those because they never got the check. It ended up having to result in a lawsuit to be able to just get those assets back. These are the kind of things that are happening in traditional finance. And this is just one of many things that are going on out there within TradFi. And I think that's the point that Emmer was making with Elizabeth Warren. But more importantly is that we need to get to a point of decentralized assets as an option that isn't being pushed down by overreach by the SEC, etc. Even Trump, ironically, has an Ethereum stash and it's growing or continuing to grow whether he wants it to or not. The idea of him doing NFT drops and his concept around what he's doing on his collectibles is kind of unique in the sense that he might be against a speaker that's actually pro digital assets, which would be beneficial for him. All right. So whoever does win the speakership, the issue is going to be going through these eight Republicans. So if you if you recognize one of these people and I'll put the names down here in a second is now go out there with StandWithCrypto, I'll show you the website in a second. You can get more information on each one of these. But the list is right here. Let's going to zoom in on it. You got Andy Biggs of Arizona, Ken Buck, Colorado, Burchetta of Tennessee, Eli Crane, Arizona, Matt Gaetz, of course, Florida, Bob Good, Virginia, Nancy Mace, South Carolina, and then Matt Rosendale of Montana. So what I would do is just go right over to StandWithCrypto. You can go over and actually search out each individual person. It will give you the ability to call your congressman right there. You can get started. It's going to give you a little script and it's going to give you ability to actually stand up for what's happening in crypto right now. We are close, maybe the closest ever to getting a pro legislator in a position of power to be able to get some of this stuff through and really change, I think, the future of innovation around all of this. Now, not everything is great right now in terms of the House. And we're going to have a lot of situations, especially hearings, coming along this week. This is one of the things that is going to be happening is going to be a hearing examining the SEC's agenda, unintended consequences for the U .S. capital markets and investors. So that's one. Let me kind of zoom in on that for you guys. This one right here is happening on October 24th. Then we also have this hearing right here, which is the Modernizing Financial Services Through Innovation and Competition, another pro independent finance. And this will happen on the 25th as well or the day after. Then we have two hearings that are extremely negative to crypto. This one right here, which is the hearing entitled How America and its allies can stop Hamas, Hezbollah from invading sanctions and financial terror. You know that crypto is going to come up on that. I hope that we get a lot of the on -chain data analysis that has been put out there to show that they've been wrong in accusing crypto of contributing to that. And the last one that you have to watch for this week also is moving the money, understanding Iranians' regime access to money around the world. This is going to go back into the scenario of how are they getting cash. You know crypto is going to be coming up in that as well. So there's some very key hearings that most likely are going to have bills attached to this that are critical to the future of how this market is going to be flowing out there. So just be aware this is a big week in D .C. With a speaker, a couple of hearings on both the good side and the bad side of crypto. And I think after this week, we're going to know a lot more going forward, especially around legislation. Here's our S &P. This is on the four hour. So you can kind of see that clip right there on Thursday, the 27th. And then we've seen that bit of a downturn. You look at gold also, which has been on the rise, but has started to stabilize right here around the 1900, 1950 range, which is interesting because with Bitcoin continuing to fly right now, the question mark is, is this the top? We're going to be doing a video on that, so be on the lookout for that. Of course, if you guys are not in the diamond circle, make sure and get in now. It's one of the best places to get additional content from us. We do additional podcasts over there, some TA videos I think you will like. We just did one on Solana, also on APE and Render, all of which have been moving a little bit over the last few days. So check that one out. Just go to our substack, pbn3 .substack. You can find out all that good stuff over there. And of course, if you're not following me on X, make sure and do that. It's just at Paul Baron. We'll catch you next time right here on Tech Buy.
Monitor Show 13:00 10-07-2023 13:00
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A highlight from THOUGHTCRIME Ep. 13 Willard Romney's Revenge? Dems Legitimizing Prostitution? Oliver The Fake?
"Hey, feeling unsure about your finances these days? You're not alone. That's why Noble Gold Investments is here to help. Just hear it straight from the people who they've helped. The Noble crew walked me through everything with no stress. With their help, I could finally sleep easy at night. And now this month, Noble Gold Investments is handing out a free 5 -ounce silver America the Beautiful coin if you qualify for an IRA. Invest in gold and silver with Noble Gold Investments. Go to noblegoldinvestments .com right now. That is noblegoldinvestments .com right now. Hey, everybody. Happy Saturday. Thought Crimes. I joined late to this because I was at our Pastor Summit. But Andrew, Blake, and Jack carry the water for the first part of the episode. Talk about Mitt Romney. Talk about the Virginia Hooker. And then we also talk about Oliver Anthony, who I call a ginger Bernie Sanders with a banjo. Thought Crimes, where we say things that you're not even allowed to think in Western society. This is your warning. I'm just warning you that, yes, there is things in this episode that are not always appropriate for homeschoolers. Email us as always freedom at charliekirk .com and get involved with Turning Point USA at tpusa .com. That is tpusa .com. Buckle up, everybody. Here we go. Charlie, what you've done is incredible here. Maybe Charlie Kirk is on the college campuses. I want you to know we are lucky to have Charlie Kirk. Charlie Kirk's running the White House, folks. I want to thank Charlie. He's an incredible guy. His spirit, his love of this country. He's done an amazing job building one of the most powerful youth organizations ever created, Turning Point USA. We will not embrace the ideas that have destroyed countries, destroyed lives, and we are going to fight for freedom on campuses across the country. That's why we are here. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to tonight's edition, this week's edition of Thought Crime. Are you ready to commit thought crime? Because we've got a lot. Let's go around the horn. I'm not even sure because we got a lot of craziness going on right now. Our gas prices are up almost a full dollar here since last week, almost. And I was in California about a week ago. And I think are you guys hitting about six, almost $6 a gallon right now? Yeah, we are. Yeah, it's about five. How do you do it? I mean, honestly, Santa Barbara is a small town, so we don't drive a whole bunch. We don't feel it as much as probably like, you know, our Los Angeles friends. But I mean, at the end of the day, I mean, California is and actually this, this includes Arizona, Nevada, I believe, Washington and Oregon are considered the same sort of gas island. So they are as it has to do with where the oil comes from. It has to do with where they're getting refined. California has all these special additives and regulations that the refineries, these these benchmarks that refineries need to hit. So it can only come from certain refineries. So it limits the supply even more. It's a whole problem. So Charlie will be here in a little bit. He's at the Pastor Summit right now. He's dealing with some stuff. He's taking care of business on assignment, of course, for Turning Point USA, the faith coalition. But we're here. We're going to hold down the fort until Charlie returns. So shoot us your emails freedom at Charlie kirk .com. Let's get into the first topic here. This one, I think we've all talked about it, but we haven't all mentioned it together. This one, the the revenge or should we say the elegy for Willard Romney? Willard Mitt Romney has announced he's quitting the Senate total rage quit right before the 2024 election. So he's going to serve out the remainder of his term. And of course, as befits his character, he's riding off into the sunset by having the globalists at the Atlantic publish a completely obnoxious passive aggressive interview, trashing his colleagues, trashing Trump, trashing the GOP base. So what is the final word on the GOP 2012 standard bearer, the man who was the nominee for president in 2012? And, Blake, I think you actually have an excerpt from the from this article that's by McKay Coppins in the Atlantic. Oh, well, yeah, exactly, Jack. It's it's amazing. So, of course, he's everything about Romney is, you know, the supposed like, you know, politeness and decorum and all the damage that Trump does to our democracy by being always the last Boy Scout. Yeah, yeah, the last Boy Scout. So naturally, what he does is he announces he's retiring. And then, you know, in perfect timing with it, McKay Coppins has this biography that he's putting out that's, you know, all about Romney and has all these like data points in it. And he's basically just like Romney doing like a drive by shooting on other members of the Republican Party as he leaves. Let's see, like one of the lines from it. This is a summary as Axios summarizes it helpfully for us. Romney shares a unique disgust for senators Josh Hawley of Missouri and Ted Cruz of Texas, who he thought were too smart to believe Trump won the 2020 election. But, quote, put politics above the interests of liberal democracy and the Constitution. And then the even wilder one is for Senator J .D. Vance of Ohio. He says, quote, I don't know that I can disrespect someone more than J .D. Vance. That is a direct quote from Senator Romney describing Senator Vance, who he still has to, you know, share a Senate chamber with for the next year before he actually quits. But, you know, J .D., I mean, can can someone explain what what what is J .D. Vance done in his time in the Senate that's been so ill reputable? It could. Does anyone have what when he went to East Palestine and it seems it seems his crime is that went on there? I'm trying to figure this out. It seems his crime is that, you know, J .D. Vance came out of Ohio. He went to Yale, I believe it was. And then he was in finance and was, you know, and then wrote his memoir, which was very well received. And he's this up and comer on the coast. And then I guess he moved back to Ohio, started doing too many appearances on Tucker Carlson tonight. And like, according to Romney, it was like the transformation was just was just too jarring, like it was too too much of a transformation for for Mr. Romney, who himself has basically transmuted into this like Democrat, I guess. But that doesn't count. This is an interesting this is an interesting take on on all of it. And Andrew, maybe you can give us a sense of it, because what I think that Romney is really upset about here is that he's considering J .D. Vance a class a class traitor. He's calling him a class traitor and saying, look, you're allowed to make money in finance. You're allowed to make go to Yale. You're allowed to go to the great schools. But the one thing and you're certainly allowed to run for the Senate. But the one thing you're not allowed to do is actually go out to the people of your state, listen to the their interests and listen to their issues and then grow and go and try to actually represent them in the United States Senate. This I is think class traitor. I think that's really smart framing, Jack, because at some level, a lot of this is much more about vibe. It's much more about what Mitt Romney thinks is classy versus gross or respectable versus, you know, essentially untoward and beyond the pale. Right. So it's all based on his own little framework of of class structure, of decorum, those sorts of things. So it says here in this, he says he was also highly critical of Senator J .D. Vance, Republican of Ohio, who reinvented his persona to become a Trump acolyte after publishing a bestselling memoir, Hillbilly Elegy about the working class that Romney loved. So Romney loved the book. So at some level, I think it was just like, so I love this book. And how can this kind of become like a Trump bootlicker? Go ahead. Right. So I can there's there and just real quickly, it's kind of like because in the book, J .D. Vance's conclusions, I would say I don't offer this as criticism. I just say it's sort of it's an evolution on J .D. Vance's part because he sort of just says in the book, well, that that sort of that blase classic Republican line of, you know, and everybody just needs to pull themselves up by their bootstraps. I can do it. So can you. And we should cut taxes for big businesses and the one percent pays most of the income tax and that that's kind of it. And then when he went to actually run for office and started really engaging with people politically, that's when he shifted, not socially. Right. But he shifted economically to become more of a populist. Blake, what you're saying? Well, what's so telling in this article is like some of the just a little specific anecdotes that it does pick. And I almost wonder if Coppins is like subtly trolling Romney. Apparently Romney lives by himself and his family in D .C. It mentions let me get let me get the line here. It talks about his his his pad that he lives in. And it says the place had not been Romney's first choice for Washington residents when he was elected in twenty eighteen. He'd had his eye on a newly remodeled condo at the Watergate with glittering views of the Potomac. His wife, Ann, fell in love with the place, but his soon to be staffers and colleagues warned him about the commute, which, by the way, it's like a mile and a half to the Capitol. So he grudgingly chose practicality over luxury and settled for the two point four million dollar townhouse instead. And then, of course, this is not good enough for for Ann. So she never visits him when he's in D .C. So it turns into a gross bachelor pad that has it mentions there's crumbs everywhere.
A highlight from Week in Review - Episode 23
"We get it. You're busy. You don't have time to waste on the mainstream media. That's why Salem News Channel is here. We have hosts worth watching, actually discussing the topics that matter. Andrew Wilkow, the next D 'Souza, Brandon Tatum, and more. Open debate and free speech you won't find anywhere else. We're not like the other guys. We're Salem News Channel. Watch any time on any screen for free 24 -7 at snc .tv and on Local Now Channel 525. Welcome to this week's Mike Gallagher Show Week in Review. What a week it has been. We saw a president fail to acknowledge the events of 9 -11 by giving a speech in Anchorage, Alaska, of all places. Then he lied about it. It was an amazing thing. I mean, what a week he has had. The news for Joe Biden is bad and keeps getting worse. For example, we talked about Biden's visit to Vietnam where they literally had to pull him off the stage. Man, oh man, did you see him in Vietnam? Holy moly. They had to pull him off the stage because he started babbling like an idiot. That's the president of the United States. And listen, we better hope he runs in 2024. Let's pray for once that a Democrat's ego torpedoes their chances for reelection. Because if he runs, there's no way Americans can vote for that. There's no way. It's impossible. That's not wishful thinking. It's, it's, you know, September of 2023 and they have to yank him off the stage. They did everything but take out that old vaudeville, the big hook, you know, you put the whole, pull the hook out and drag and then do a little soft shoe off the stage. Some disembodied voice comes over the PA and says, that's it. The press conference is over. And he looks around baffled and says, thank you everybody. Thank you. Where do I go? Where do I go? Don't throw me down, Clark. Certain sharp -eared listeners know what reference I just made there. Let's listen together to grandpa Joe. I want you to, I want you to hear what it sounds like when a president of the United States literally gets, gets the hook. They're so embarrassed for him. For whatever reason, he wound up in Vietnam over the weekend. Maybe air force one took a wrong turn and it landed in Vietnam and his appearance there by, you're going to hear about it all day long today on the news, at least on normal news. You might not hear about it on ABC, CBS, or NBC, but I'm not sure that even they won't cover this because it was this bad. Check this out. We talked about, we talked about at the conference overall, we talked about stability. We talked about making sure that the third world, excuse me, third world, the Southern hemisphere had access to change. It had access. It wasn't confrontational at all. Thank you everybody. This ends the press conference. Thanks everyone. I mean, what a disaster. And then he, then he goes and shuffles off. That's the president of the United States. The music is the best part. When they started playing the lounge music, Robert is in Sarasota. Robert, you see that clip? Yeah. Can I first use your platform to say, um, my thoughts and prayers are going out to everybody today, uh, that we're victims or new people. Absolutely. 9 11. And to follow that up, our president of the United States is booked 3 ,467 miles away into Alaska. You can't get farther from New York than where he's going to be today, where he canceled oil and gas leases. And clearly there's a God because that's exactly where he belongs as far away from New York. Here's the headline that every American who is suffering through the Biden administration needs to know 22 years of never forget. And Biden is spending 9 11 in Alaska. Meantime, we still got the, uh, the occasional troll or the occasional malcontent caller to the Mike Gallagher show. And I had a texture who claims that it's not really free speech to yell fire in a crowded movie theater. Of course, we're talking about all of the Democrats efforts to shut down speech. They disagree with beginning with Trump on down. And I played a montage of the Democrats denying the 2016 election to anyone who says that Republicans are a bunch of election deniers. What do you say about all the prominent Democrats who insisted that Trump didn't win in 2016? I just got a text from Macomb County, Michigan that I want to share with you. And then I want to play a little clip for the benefit of Macomb County, Michigan, and listen to this Michigan texture. Thank you. I mean, I appreciate that you don't agree with me and you think I'm a, I'm rotten to the core and you, and you, you, you hate my, my message on, on the radio and TV, but that's okay. I appreciate dissent and I, and I am truly intrigued. I always wonder, does the left do leftists like Macomb County, Michigan really feel this way? Or are they just regurgitating talking points that they've heard on MSNBC and they've read in the New York Times? It is a fact that election laws were changed and the election process was wildly upended under the guise of COVID. It is a fact that we had an historic amount of mail -in ballots. It is a fact that we had a record number of ballot harvesting. We things know were changed in 2020 under the pretense of COVID. That's a fact. And I'm not yelling fire in a crowded theater by stating those facts. That's their go -to. So let me read the whole text to you. And then I want to give you a video response, Macomb County, Michigan. And I challenge you to text me again. I don't want to embarrass you, but I'm going to challenge you to at least text me your response when I ask you about the video response that I have to your text. Here's the text. It is not free speech to yell fire in a crowded theater. It is not free speech to perpetuate a well -proven lie that there is some absurd sweeping conspiracy that stole the 2020 election and use that lie to divide people and disenfranchise millions and millions of voters. What you people are doing is destroying this country. You are working to drive the wedge between everyday Americans deeper and deeper. And you're just doing it because there's a market for it. Either you are willfully lying and towing your party line, or you're dumb enough to believe this trash yourself. You should feel deep, deep shame for perpetuating your lies. I hope one day you realize the damage you're doing and are tormented by your own guilt forever. Okay. Now, over the top drama queen hysterics aside from that text, let's take a look at the substance of what that person wrote. They want to sit there and accuse anybody who questioned the outcome of the 2020 election as somebody advancing an absurd sweeping conspiracy. So Macomb County, Michigan, what do you say about this? Trump didn't actually win the election in 2016. He lost the election and he was put in office because the Russians didn't appear. Trump knows he's an illegitimate president. The president of the lack of a legally elected is not legitimate. I don't see the president as elect a legitimate president. You said you believe that Russia's interference altered the outcome of the election. I do. We have a president who is in fact it is proven has been assisted by the Russians and may in fact not be a legitimate president. The one thing that Trump is fearful of when it comes to his being president is that finally we will see how illegitimate his victory actually was. I have an objection. I object to the 15 votes from the state of North Carolina. I object because people are horrified. He's an illegitimate president. Do you believe Trump is illegitimate president? What I believe is that there's no question that the outcome of this election was affected by the Russian interference. There absolutely is a cloud of illegitimacy. So that legitimacy is in question. Yes. That was a very tainted election. And in that sense, it's illegitimate. Now, Macomb County, Michigan, I dare you to write me back and follow up to your original text and condemn all of your hero Democrats the way you condemned any of us who questioned 2020. You see, you don't get to have it both ways. Meanwhile, back to Grandpa Joe's refusal to attend any of the 9 -11 ceremonies in New York or Shanksville, PA, or even where he lives in Washington, D .C., to commemorate that awful historic day in America's history. Tulsi Gabbard said it best on Fox News. Biden has decided he wasn't going to be bothered. He'd be up in Anchorage, Alaska. It's outrageous. It's last night on Fox News for those like myself, many patriotic Americans across the country who enlisted because of the jihadist attacks on 9 -11. I find it deeply offensive that he specifically chose to turn his backs on all of those families and all of those Americans. White House is saying that, you know, presidents don't show up to Hawaii on Pearl Harbor after all these years. What's the point? It's insulting beyond words. It was even more insulting. I don't want to say even more insulting. It was also insulting to hear in the speech that he delivered during that fuel stop in Alaska, him lecturing the American people about how it is our responsibility that we must take seriously to defend democracy. And he is saying these words, lecturing us as he and his administration, every step of the way, are undermining our own democracy, both by his politicizing the Department of Justice to go after Donald Trump, his major political opponent in this upcoming presidential election, his going after and changing the rules of the DNC to make it so people who vote for RFK Jr., their votes won't actually count. He is sending his Department of Justice after parents who are trying to stand up for their right to their children's education. I've been thinking a lot about the difference, the major differences between the right and the left in America. For example, the MAGA movement. The putting America first philosophy is met with such disdain from progressives and leftists and Democrats. But when you think about it, putting America first is something best exemplified by Donald Trump's policies. Putting America last best sums up the Biden Democrat approach. Judge Jeanine Pirro summed it up that way last night on Fox News as well. Well, it's consistent with his America last mentality. I mean, this is unprecedented. No president since this happened has not been at one of the sites, whether it's Washington, Shanksville or ground zero. And if you're from New York City, especially, I mean, I was in the city that day. I remember the smoke in the towers. I remember, you know, my investigators saying we've got to get home. We've got to get back to Westchester. This is a very sacred day for so many people. And the president doesn't see it that way. And the sad part about it is that, you know, the world is not a safer place now. It's because of Biden now that the Taliban is back in control in Afghanistan with all the weapons that we left there. We've got an open border now with people coming in that we don't even know who they are. And you can thank Joe Biden for all of that. You sure can. You know, one of the great mysteries of life for me is wondering if this kind of crap is intentional or accidental. And I ask this question all the time. Does Joe Biden and his team say, you know what, we're going to be the first administration in 22 years not to attend a ceremony in Shanksville or Washington, D .C. at the Pentagon or at Ground Zero in New York City? We're going to we're going to change the game a little bit. We're not going to appear. Is that a mistake? And as if the actions of Joe Biden weren't bad enough, egregious enough, the governor of New Mexico, some woman by the name of Michelle Lujan Grisham, decided to amend the rights of citizens of her state. Albuquerque in particular, she declared an emergency because of an incident involving the death of an 11 year old child. The governor said, well, there's gun violence. I get to declare a declare an emergency and nobody gets to carry their lawfully registered and certified guns. We must remember. The liberties, the freedoms that so many have fought and died for. And this new New Mexico governor has literally banned Americans who have a constitutional right to protect themselves from being able to carry in Albuquerque and the surrounding county for at least the next 30 days after a child was killed in a road rage incident. It's it's it's extraordinary. What's law enforcement doing in Albuquerque? What's the sheriff doing? The police chief. She's sitting at this press conference next to a guy who looks like a police authority. He's got a big gold badge on. And he looks very uncomfortable where this lunatic governor is shredding the Constitution, declaring an emergency, a gun emergency. This is what Democrats, if you dared to question a lockdown, if you had any skepticism about vaccines, if you wondered about masks, they came after you. They shut you down. Be kind of interesting to talk to an airline pilot who lost his job or her job because they wouldn't want to get they didn't want to get a vaccine. Do you realize we were firing people for not getting vaccinated? You recognize the absurdity of where we were just just a very short while ago? It's called tyranny. What the New Mexico governor, Michelle Grisham, is doing is tyrannical. She's acting like she's the emperor, the king, the dictator of New Mexico. And they're going to keep doing this and they're going to keep doing this and they're going to keep doing this until they can't do it anymore. Everybody ought to be aware of what she's doing, because what she's doing is absolutely un -American. What she's doing is obscene, where on Friday, this New Mexico governor banned people from being able to carry guns because a child was killed during a road rage incident. She's decided to declare an emergency. Oh, we have a gun emergency here. So now I get to ban your right to keep and bear arms. Check out this exchange. I want to play it one more time in case you're not paying attention. Isn't it unconstitutional to say you cannot exercise your carrying license? With one exception, and that is if there's an emergency and I've declared an emergency for a temporary amount of time, I can invoke additional powers. No constitutional right, in my view, including my oath, is intended to be absolute. There are restrictions on free speech. There are restrictions on my freedoms. In this emergency, this 11 -year -old and all these parents who have lost all these children, they deserve my attention to have the debate about whether or not in an emergency we can create a safer environment. Because what about their constitutional rights? I took an oath to uphold those two. And if we ignore this growing problem without being bold, I've said to every other New Mexican, your rights are segregated to theirs. And they are not, in my view. I mean, this is lunacy. I pray for her safety. I pray for Joe Biden's safety. I pray for Trump's safety. I pray for all of our elected officials' safety. So let me make sure you know where I'm coming from, where my heart is. I would never want anything to happen to any of the people who are elected to hold office. But I wonder if she would be willing to have her security detail suspend their right to protect her.
A highlight from Commemorating The 22nd Anniversary Of The Sept. 11th, 2001 Attacks
"It's funny how people lie about actual real world events, even as we witnessed them on video, like Trump's visit to the Iowa football game. And he just got a resounding welcome. And they were trying to pretend he was being booed. You know, because there might have been a smattering of boos or a few people that gave him the middle finger, they wanted to pretend that he didn't get an absolute hero's welcome at the football stadium. And the video showed he did. Even CNN acknowledged it. Screaming, USA! USA! Trump! Trump! Trump! Man, oh, man. Republicans need to focus on Iowa and New Hampshire to try to stop him. I guess that might be their firewall if you're Ron DeSantis or Nikki Haley or one of the others. I don't know how they're going to stop him. We shall see. It's September 11th. We're broadcasting from lower Manhattan. It's been 22 years since the September 11th attacks changed our world forever, changed our way of life, changed the way we view, oh, things like freedom. Freedom is on my mind today a lot. And I want to start with a difficult question about 9 -11. You know, 9 -11 spurred the Patriot Act, where the government felt that steps needed to be taken in order to be able to thwart terrorism. And the Patriot Act essentially took away the freedom that many, many Americans had enjoyed. Now, I understand we've got to try to figure out how to battle terrorism. Totally get it. But what I'm not too clear on is when the door got cracked open, where today the government is criminalizing speech to such an extent that they want to lock up the 45th president of the United States. The New York Times did a huge piece. Trump's indictments, key players in the 2020 election effort, it is quite the quite the article. They call out just about everyone in Trump's orbit and essentially accused them of being co -conspirators in a crime to overturn the 2020 election. It's insane. It's insane to witness the absolute destruction of speech in this country. And I want to ask you a difficult question. I want to start with it. Did it begin with the Patriot Act? Did this begin with 9 -11? Because my hunch is it might have. And if so, then Republicans are culpable as well. I think the more immediate place we're at right now is due to COVID. COVID cracked open the door to say, hey, if you question anything about the vaccine or about masks or about lockdowns, we're going to destroy your life. We're going to get you fired. We're going to deplatform you. We might even put lock you up. If you dare, I know a guy who lost a job, a good job, because he expressed a belief on social media that he shouldn't have to wear a mask because his coworkers were triggered by him. Now, he has since sued the employer, and I hope he wins. That's still winding its way, I think, through the legal process. But that's just one example of many. Everybody has an example. Everybody knows an example of somebody who paid a heavy price for daring to open their mouth. It used to be that America is a place where you were allowed to open your mouth. You were allowed to question authority. You were allowed to question any narrative you wanted, and we weren't going to lock you up for it. Democrats in 2016 questioned the election. All of them did. I've played that montage for you 100 times. Hillary, John Lewis, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Jimmy Carter, they all said Trump didn't win. The New York Times isn't doing a big expose on them. The New York Times isn't calling them out. But now they're calling out, and I mean everybody, Ronna McDaniel, Ted Cruz, Mike Lindell, anybody within—in fact, I saw in the comments section of this shocking article in the New York Times, somebody said, well, shouldn't Fox News be next? What about talk radio? Yeah, that's right. The left wants to lock all of us up for daring to express opinions. When did this terrible, dark chapter begin? Was it COVID, or was it 9 -11 and the creation of the Patriot Act? Let's start there. 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A highlight from The Mike and Mark Davis Daily Chat - 09/11/23
"There stars are in the southern sky and if ever you decide... If my research is correct, this was what the Madison Square Garden crowd heard to begin the show that Mike was in attendance for when he was in New York. I'm just watching guys play tennis, but this is what Mike did. I bet it was awesome. Mike and I were in New York City at the same time doing very different things. Wait a minute. Don't say Mike and I were in New York City. You created quite the drama by your refusal to spend even a second of time with me when you and your beautiful bride were celebrating your anniversary. Well, excuse me for not peeling away for schmooze time on an anniversary event. It took Peg Hudson to set Joe and me straight. Let me give you the backstory. Yes, there's always backstory. Your research is spot on. That was what they opened with. They all lined up across the front of the stage, including the great Vince Gill. Oh my God. That show was unbelievable. I mean, when's the last time you've gone to a concert and for two hours you hear the band just do hit after hit after hit after hit? Who can do that? It's not a long list. The Eagles can do it. And they did it. Opened up by Steely Dan. And in fairness, there's an example, three quarters of the songs, I don't remember it. I never heard of, but there's a couple of hits there for some of the great Steely Dan. And then of course, the Eagles with what was an incredible night at Madison Square Garden. But anyway, you're here, you're in town. I'm in town with Joey and Peg. We're seeing the Eagles and we saw a couple Broadway shows and I figured when Mark and Lisa go do stuff, it's Mark and Lisa time. And I should have known that. So I delicately said, hey, you want to get together for lunch or dinner while you're here? I mean, we don't see each other in person very much. And of course, as predictable as the sun rising in the east and setting in the west, oh, we're slammed. Thank you. We're very busy. We're very busy. We're slammed. We're a little maxed out here. We're maxed out. And so Joey and I got all up in arms about it Saturday night. My man, my man, buddy card is being revoked. We went to dinner at a place called Centurion, New York, and I had a table set for you and Lisa. I mean, we were in a private room on the 55th floor of one Wondervelt. I'm not kidding you. It was unbelievable. It's this brand new dining experience. And we had a room with a table of six with three of us. And I kept saying, gosh, what, how perfect that would have been for Mark and Lisa to have joined us. And Joey and I started bellyaching about your rudeness. And then Peg says, it took a woman to point out, are you guys high? Right. Well, she says, do you think they want to spend their anniversary weekend with you talking shop? And I said, well, first of all, we're more than just shop. It's not just work. We're friends. Exactly. There's all kinds of commonalities and tastes and the culture in our lives. And we're intertwined, of course, it would have been lovely. But it wasn't because you didn't give us the time of day. I know my priorities. Well, you're right. Okay. I mean, good for you. And I hope you had a lovely weekend. So what exactly should I have given up? Should I have, well, here's a weird story because we thought that one night was going to be at the Arthur Ashe Stadium for tennis purposes. And the other one was going to be at Elio's in the Upper East Side, the restaurant where I proposed to her in March of 2002. So which of those should I have cashed in, you know, go hang out with y 'all as much as wonderful as that would have been. I mean, is the proposal restaurant all that significant? Come on. Yes, it is. But here's what's weird. Here's the weird thing that happened on tennis day. Do you know how weird tennis is trying to attend it? If you want to go to the Cowboys and the Eagles on December 10th, you can get a ticket right now for the Cowboys and the Eagles on December 10th. But if you want to go see Novak Djokovic, which is what my bride wanted to do, because from 10, 15 years ago, we're watching Nadal and Federer, and she just loves these guys. And we have loved watching tennis together on the TV box. And I said, for this anniversary, I'm taking you to the U .S. Open. It's like, great, we'll go see Djokovic or other great players, Daniel Medvedev, the young Carlos Alcaraz, who may be the next Nadal. But if you want to see Djokovic, you can't. He's not guaranteed to play on a particular day at a particular time. You can nail down the day. We did not know until hours ahead of time that Djokovic and Ben Shelton, the American, would be the early match. And silly me, I thought, there's no way. He's got to be the late match. So I bought tickets to the late match at no small expense. But then all of a sudden it's like, ding, ding, ding. Nope. That is Medvedev. He'll be playing Alcaraz at night and beat him, of course, because it was Djokovic and Medvedev. And Djokovic won in the final that we watched last night. It was great. So here's what I had to do. I've never done this before. I'm a big fan of the secondary market. So I had these tickets on Ticketmaster. In the old days. You tell me you sold tickets because I was desperately trying to get tickets to go. I'm going to kill you. What? No. I wanted to go so bad. To the open? I wanted to go to the open so badly I could taste it. And I went on the secondary market. You know, God's been good to me and I have a pretty good living. I ain't spending $14 ,000 a ticket. Okay. You want to talk real dollars? I'm going to do this. I am going to do this for my bride. She doesn't do mink coats or huge jewelry. You know, she's just one of the million reasons I love her. We were in unbelievable seats for the night, for the night one in the hundred level, the loge level. And they were $1 apiece. ,700 $1 ,700 apiece. So $3 ,400 to put my wife and me in these magnificent seats. Then we learned, guess what? Djokovic ain't playing at night. He's playing in the daytime. So now I got to go get seats to that. But here's the thing, since the world expected Djokovic to be at night, that's why those seats were $1 ,700. The moment it was announced, I flip immediately to the day session, got the exact same seats on the other side of Arthur Ashe Stadium for $600 apiece. Boom. Then I sold, with my phone still in my hand, sold the ones that I had bought. Obviously, their price went down a little bit. So I didn't make it all back. But I essentially paid for the other ones with the sale of the first ones. It is a crazy modern world, man. It is a crazy modern world. And heaven forbid you would have said to your talk show buddy, you want a couple tickets to the open because I would have bought them from you direct. I wouldn't even know. Funny, I don't know how to transfer them to another actual human being. Well, there's a way. There's got to be a way. All right. I think there's enough about that. Here's my proclamation. If I come to Dallas for a weekend, I'll make time to see you and Lisa, okay? And I will find a restaurant with a private room and a seat for anybody you want to bring. All right. We'll replicate it, Texas. Let me share with you the sights and sounds of what I experienced this morning walking into work here at 111 Broadway in lower Manhattan. All the police activity as the commemoration, the bell is ringing, observing the moment the flight hit the North Tower. Twenty -two years, Mark. The moment you know well. Boy. You were in the Empire State. Sure was. And we're going to relive that today on the show as we always do. We're also going to play that beautiful faith -filled tribute called Silent Night that our friends at KRLA in Los Angeles made many years ago where God, you just don't believe it, but he has a plan and he is always, always with us, even in our darkest hours. So, you know, Axios had an interesting piece this morning about how young men and women enlisting today and joining the military. They don't have that sense of understanding or recognition of 9 -11. So many people became members of the military because of 9 -11. It was such a movement in this country and it was beautiful and it continues to be. And they're in their mid -forties now. Correct. You know, ish. And you think about, I mean, there are people of legal adulthood, 21 years old now, who were not alive for 9 -11. Absolutely. For them, it's not like it's Pearl Harbor or anything, but it's just something that happened before I was born. I got to wrap my head around that. It's interesting that I heard, that's a second time today, though, I've heard somebody say, well, it's not like Pearl Harbor. I really feel it is. Just to me, it's, maybe it's because of our age and, you know, we run around. Here's the crazy thing. You and I were both born less than 20 years afterward. Correct. After Pearl Harbor. So it was just something that had recently happened. That's right. Had a certain stigma and, you know. So I think about the people who joined the military on behalf of those who died on 9 -11 and fighting for our freedoms, fighting against tyranny. And Mark, I am stunned at the rapid way tyranny has come to our own governance. I read an article the other day in the New York Times. It's an opinion piece, to be fair. Trump indict Trump's indictments, the key players in the 2020 election effort. And Mark, they did one of these and I read it online, one of these comprehensive articles about how everybody who questioned in any way, shape or form the outcome of the 2020 election is a co -conspirator in the election denialism that is traitorous, that is traitorous, that's treason. Now, attack on democracy. Right now, never mind all the Democrats, including Hillary on down, who lined up in question the outcome of 2016. I guess that doesn't count. I'm sure the New York Times didn't do, you know, an extensive piece on this, but they've got everybody ensnared in this, Mark. Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley. We saw Lindsey Graham almost got indicted in Fulton County. And all they were doing was saying, what happened here? And exactly daring to inquire. And that has become a tactic of the left. And I think COVID, tell me if you agree with me, COVID broke the door open on this. If you dared question the vaccine or if you dared question the lockdowns, you were shut down. You lost your social media status. Some people lost their jobs. Look at the, look at all the airline pilots we lost because they wouldn't get vaccinated. And that kind of opened the door. And now it comes to the, to election integrity and the New York Times and people who think like them want to weaponize our free speech right to question anything. And criminalize it. And so your metaphor is apt. It absolutely is. And I hope it goes a similar way that the COVID extremism did. And that is that the pendulum swings. And now we have relative rationality, even though I did see in New York City, people walking around by themselves in Washington Square Park, wearing a mask outside. But not many, right? Not very many at all. Listen, I almost wanted a mask to keep away from the weed smell. I asked a New York City cop, what's with the weed? And he told me, he said, look, it's legal. You can't have enough where you're trying to sell it. You can't give it to kids, blah, blah, blah. But it's pretty, and I said, has it been a problem? He said, not really. He said, I don't like it either, but it's people doing, so, but not to divert. So your metaphor is apt. I hope that the pendulum swings, as it did with COVID, and I hope it does it maybe even quicker because the, because the Fauci's and the various other people who hit us with this have been proven so terribly, terribly wrong and corrupt so relatively quickly. I hope that can happen on weaponization of election. Well, Mark, there's reason to be optimistic. The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court's ruling, huge win for free speech where this appeals court upheld the prohibiting government officials from communicating with social media companies. There was a preliminary junction. The defendants include Joe Biden, the U .S. Surgeon General, the Health and Human Services Secretary, and the courts are agreeing that it is absolutely unlawful for government officials to try to censor speech on social media. Of course it is. Well, it took a long time. Sure. Well, listen, justice delayed is justice denied. But that's the pendulum swinging. And I hope you, speaking of New York, I hope you saw the New York -based shrews over on The View Friday, Anna Navarro and the rest of them now complaining about the illegals in New York City saying they need to be resettled elsewhere. Anna Navarro and the rest of them on The View want to kick illegals out of New York. How unwelcoming. Oh, how well, how unchristian -like of them. But listen, I heard somebody say this somewhere else and it's true. People like Greg Abbott and others have called Eric Adams bluff. Yep. We've called their bluff. We've said, all right, you want to be a sanctuary city? Here's what it looks like. This is it. Welcome to Texas. Every day, the amount. Welcome to El Paso. And, you know, so golly, I hope the pendulum is swing. Great to have you back. It is wonderful to be back. Great to kick off a big, big week. I'll be in Philly tonight for a big event with Dennis Prager and Pastor Robert Jeffers. Faith and Freedom Coalition event. And then back here on in New York Tuesday and then back to Florida. So, OK, this is crazy. Mr. Acela corridor. You're in Philadelphia for an event tonight. I'm on the 115 Acela. I love that train. In the morning? 115 this afternoon. To get there. But where are you doing the show tomorrow morning? From Philly, from AM 990. And then taking the Acela back. And I have to admit, I'm not a big train travel fan. Yep. I like that Acela. Yep. Pretty cool. And, you know, I think I've got to be in first class just so I can, as an observer, experience what that first class experience must be like. If you're going to do it, do it. You might as well go up front, you know, and or actually in the back. Sometimes the first class on the Acela is on the way in the back. But I still like walking over to the cafe car and getting a hot dog. Kicking it old school. Absolutely. Yeah. Love it. Love it. Big week. All right. Happy Monday, my friend. Happy Monday. Mike Gallagher there for you on this very. I'm just. Think identity theft won't happen to you? Think again. There's a new victim every three seconds in the U .S., over 15 million this year alone. And many don't even know their victims. LifeLock alerts you to identity threats you could miss, even when you monitor your credit. If your identity is stolen, your dedicated U .S. based restoration specialist will work to fix it. No one can prevent all identity theft, but everyone can save up to 25 percent their first year at lifelock dot com slash Salem. Identity theft protection starts here.
A highlight from AZ Congressional candidate, Jeff Zink exposes J6 truth
"So, Alright, that's James Hetfield's Seek & Destroy Metallica, I believe that's from 1985, something like that, around there. I've been opening up with that for a few years now, that's more for me than for you, but Metallica has not given me official permission. I use it anyway, and I have sent them one of my Discussions of Truth hats. Folks, Ian Trottier here, I've been doing my podcast now since 2016, I started it in Miami Beach because of the Zika virus and because, well, frankly, the mainstream media is not giving you the truth. Very basic and frank as that, they are meant to divide you politically, and in that division they will conquer you, and that is the deep state, not the mainstream media, those that control the mainstream media, otherwise known as the deep state. And democracy has been under attack for many, many decades, it has now reared its very disgusting head, as the 2020 election was taken blatantly from the majority of the people in the United States to land, which the United States of America occupies. So, what we have here are some pretty interesting things going on nationally. We have now a former president of the United States jailed, he's out on bond in Fulton County, Georgia. Why? Because there was no crime committed. His crime is and was in 19 of them, 19 others, or 19 of them total, I'm not sure what it is, but his group of folks, lawyers, et al., had supposedly committed a crime according to, was it Fannie Willis, who's a daughter of a black panther. Folks, I'm from California, and it just so happens that I was born in Oakland, California. I believe that's where the black panther started, and no, I'm not black, I am a white man, and today I am the enemy, aren't I? I am the enemy. Well, that is the white man, is the enemy. If you listen to some of my previous podcasts, I'd tell you exactly who my research shows is the deep state, and no, the deep state does not conceive in the United States of America. This is a European entity, otherwise known as, well, if you start with the Knights of Malta, then yes, you'll be heading down the right road. That is the deep state, and they want to destroy all your religious freedoms. They want to destroy your freedom of speech. They want to destroy your freedom of press, and they're doing a really good job of it. So, anyway, California here nor there, I'm just drawing a parallel. Fannie Willis is saying that if you, basically, from my understanding, I haven't read any of the indictments, but if you essentially question the federal election process, which is greatly tainted on a technological era or a technological format with many, many glitches in its systems and various systems, if you question that, you are committing a crime, which is basically what this woman is saying to the American people and certainly to a former president of the United States who can't go anywhere without drawing, what, more than 50 ,000 people? Yet, the guy that's in office right now can hardly even stand up and draw five people. Okay, I'm exaggerating a little bit. He gets more like five people, but it's pretty blatant who the American people elected in 2020.
Libby Emmons Exposes Biden's Interference in 2024 Election
"Libby Emmons, welcome to the show, editor -in -chief of The Post Millennial. Thanks Andrew. Thanks for having me on. Of course. So Libby, you and I were texting back and forth earlier this morning about some of the logical, I guess what would you say, the breaks in the logic of the left and their assault on President Trump, trying to get Trump at all costs it seems. They're even willing to risk this boomerang of a live televised trial in Fulton County. They don't seem to care, but their logic is flawed. And you exposed something and I thought it was fantastic. I wanted you to come on and explain it to our audience. What do they have on Trump that they don't also have on Biden? Can you break this down for our audience? Yeah, so this is something that I found remarkably interesting as we came to the indictments and all of this. In 2019, when Trump was impeached by the US House of Representatives, one of the things that he was impeached for in December 2019 was for election interference in the 2020 presidential election. You remember that Biden announced in 2019 in April that he was going to be running for president and then we had, you know, Trump was the president. He was also running for reelection. And in 2019, you had the US House accusing Trump of election interference into an election that had not happened yet. And their reasoning was because he had made a phone call to President Zelensky of Ukraine inquiring as to Biden's involvement in the firing of a prosecutor called Viktor Shokin. So if I can just read from the impeachment. Yeah, so they said that Trump interfered in the 2020 election. Of course, this was months and months prior to the election, saying he did so through a scheme or course of conduct that included soliciting the government of Ukraine to publicly announce investigations that would benefit Trump's reelection, harm the election prospects of a political opponent, namely Joe Biden, and influence the 2020 United States presidential election to his advantage. So the US House determined that Trump interfered in an election that had not happened yet because he asked for an investigation into Biden's activities in Ukraine with the firing of this prosecutor, which has its own entire backstory. However, Joe Biden, his Department of Justice, is currently prosecuting a political opponent of his. So how is that not election interference?
Monitor Show 19:00 09-01-2023 19:00
"Towards AI, particularly what I call AI inference solutions, which is going to drive an increase in the percentage of the mix. And that was Antonio Neri, CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise with Bloomberg's Romain Bostic and Katie Greifeld. And that is it for this edition of Bloomberg Best. I'm Denise Pellegrini and this is Bloomberg. Stay with us. Top stories and global business headlines are coming up right now. Broadcasting 24 hours a day at Bloomberg .com and the Bloomberg Business Act. This is Bloomberg Radio. More than 14 million people are expected to pass through the nation's airports this Labor Day weekend. AAA's Andrew Gross says although bookings for both domestic and international trips are up from last year, those big end of summer family trips don't really factor into that equation. Labor Day weekend may just be kind of like a little three day getaway, if at all. They may stay closer to home, go visit family or go to a nearby beach or a nearby theme park. The TSA is bracing for a high volume of travelers Friday through Wednesday, September 6th. President Biden will be in Florida tomorrow after the state got hit by Hurricane Idalia this week. The president told reporters today he plans to meet with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who's seeking the 2024 Republican presidential nomination. A Trump co -defendant in the Georgia election case is pleading not guilty to racketeering and conspiracy charges. Kenneth Chasebro, who's charged with orchestrating the so -called fake electors scheme, pleaded not guilty and waived his arraignment in the criminal case today. He's accused of outlining a plan to have alternate presidential electors cast their votes for the 2020 election.
Caller: Playing the Worst Hand Possible the Best Way
"Not asking it's whatever it's what everybody just so you know i will be on a number of fox programs and a number of our wonderful affiliates all across the web westward one family but in any event go ahead ahead moses what did you have for us and thank you by the way so now i got a couple of points i'd love to your thoughts on mark so with regard to the 2020 election the way that the messaging and the framing of the election irregularities is being put out there i think it's wrong it's not about fraudulent ballots that's a separate category it's about the process and the illegal collection of legal ballots and the one thing that i would love to see because i'm a poker player so even though i hate what's happening to the former president this is about playing the worst hand possible the best way so in all cases these that were presented back in 2020 in which the former president lost because of latches because of merit because of he now has the proper forum to present everything and now there actually are a few cases in which the actual the republic is actually one in the supreme of the state supreme court of Wisconsin over there that court ruled that the manner in which the democrat county clerks administered the election in respect to ballot boxes that was unconstitutional same thing happened in Michigan with the secretary of state with respect to signature verification guidance that was also ruled unconstitutional another thing that should happen too is that every witness that actually testified before the senate homeland security committee back in 2020 it was chaired by Ron Johnson I believe it was attorney troopers you actually back a few years ago played a segment of his opening testimony he actually presented the case in the state supreme court of Wisconsin in which the Democrats violated and circumvented voter ID laws with being indefinitely confined and I believe that your wife was involved with the case that Patricia McCulloch in Pennsylvania I believe
Monitor Show 14:00 08-26-2023 14:00
"There is a Bloomberg opinion columnists covering economics and that does it for this week's Bloomberg opinion. We are produced by Eric Mollo and you can find all of these columns on the Bloomberg terminal. We're available as a podcast on Apple, Spotify or your favorite podcast platform. Stay with us. Today's top stories and global business headlines are just ahead. I'm Amy Morris and this is Bloomberg Broadcasting 24 hours a day at Bloomberg .com and the Bloomberg Business Act. This is Bloomberg Radio. Legendary The Price is Right game show host Bob Barker is dead at age 99. The longtime television host and animal rights activist passed away this morning at his home in Los Angeles. Barker received the Lifetime Achievement Emmy Award for daytime television in 1999. President Biden is commenting on former President Trump's mugshot. Brian Shook reports. When asked about the mugshot Friday, Biden told reporters he saw it on television and called his political rival a handsome guy. Trump on Thursday surrendered to Georgia authorities on charges related to his alleged efforts to overturn his 2020 election loss in the state. Biden also commented on this week's Republican primary debate and said there was a lot of talk, but none of the candidates discussed the relevant issues. I'm Brian Shook. Just one of former President Donald Trump's 18 co -defendants in the Georgia election interference cases being jailed. Jim Forbes has more. Harrison Floyd was denied bond Friday after being considered a flight risk. Floyd is charged with racketeering, conspiracy and influencing a witness. He turned himself in Thursday before Trump, but did not have a lawyer to reach a bond agreement before he surrendered. I'm Jim Forbes.
"2020 election" Discussed on Mike Gallagher Podcast
"Well, any time we hear allegations of fraud or abuse of power, particularly dealing with our election system, we have to take those allegations extremely seriously. And now, what, three years, almost three years after the 2020 election. And we've seen about 60 lawsuits across the country. We've heard talk about nefarious actions, but nothing's been proven. And it boils down to what I believe is that people did not like the outcome of the election. So they're pointing fingers and trying to place blame when there was really nothing found. The more that I dig into this and try to find cases of abuse or fraud, they have not been substantiated. So there's been a lot of conspiracy theories, but I think it really boils down to when someone doesn't like the outcome, they try to change the rules or figure out how could it be possible that they lost an election that they believe they should have won. But pointing to fraud and nefarious actions just has been disproven. And if anything, now we see that the fraud and nefarious actions are pointed squarely at Trump and 18 other people that have recently been indicted on RICO statutes in Georgia. So it's very interesting now the turn of events that we see. And as people like myself, lawyers and just political pundits have really not turned up any evidence that shows any fraud whatsoever across the country. Caroline, I hear that argument a lot that there were a number of court cases that certainly Trump sued Georgia. They fought a lot of legal action. What do you say to David's point that there was no apparently widespread election fraud? And I think we've got to clarify, you know, the distinction between no fraud whatsoever and widespread fraud, which is what I think a lot of Trump critics maintain all the time. But what do you say to David's argument? Hey, Trump had his chance in court and failed to prove anything. Well, I mean, David brings up that Republicans were falsely claiming there was election fraud because we didn't like the outcome. And I mean, come on, give me a break. The last time the Democrats fully accepted the legitimacy of a presidential election they lost was in 1988 and 2000. The Democrats feared George Bush is selected, not elected. And in 2004, half the Democratic Party claimed the voting machines in Ohio were rigged to deliver fraudulent votes to Bush. HBO even produced an Emmy nominated documentary called Hacking Democracy, claiming to show that the votes could be stolen without a trace through the machines. And David is from New York. In fact, their Congresswoman, Carolyn Maloney, in 2006, she led the charge against voting machines, claiming they were owned by Venezuelans and pushed the Bush administration to investigate them. And I don't remember her being indicted. And it's because questioning the outcome of an election is not a crime. It is, in fact, protected free speech. Hillary Clinton said on numerous occasions the election was stolen from her. Stacey Abrams has never conceded the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial race. And even the members of the January 6th committee question election outcomes. I mean, her chair, Benny Thompson, called Trump an illegitimate president and boycotted his inauguration. So, you know, I just don't even get me started on 2016 when they spent three years investigating Trump colluding with Russia. Talk about making up false claims because they didn't like an outcome. So I think we have to deal with that part of it before we even go into the election fraud side. David, I've been for the last year or more, I have sent out to any of my listeners a video clip, a montage of all of the most prominent Democrats in America claiming that Trump didn't legitimately win in 2016. I mean, I'm talking Hillary, of course, Jimmy Carter, go down the list. I mean, it was just some of the most prominent Democrats in America. And if people text the keyword fraud to 800-655-MIKE and Senator, you could do it, too. And Caroline, you could do it. I'm sure you've seen that clip as well. It was a montage put together from the RNC, but it nonetheless features Democrat after Democrat, insisting that Trump didn't legitimately win in 2016. So, Senator, can you help us understand why it's OK for Democrats to dispute the outcome of an election in 2016, but Trump isn't allowed to dispute the outcome of 2020? No, I think there's a clear difference. I think if, like you said there, of course, there's freedom of speech and people can say whatever they want, as long as they're not causing harm. It's one thing to make allegations of saying, oh, they didn't legitimately win. Now, I have not seen that clip. And I imagine you've got to search really hard to find those because no one is taking that seriously. After the 2016 election, I was actually at the Electoral College in New York. I don't remember any of that people disputing the election or anything like that. But we've got to take it a step further to where we are today. We're not only did Trump say that he did not lose the election, but he went to extravagant lengths to try to discredit the system to claim fraud in a way that's almost like claiming fire in a theater to the extent that it contributed to the January 6th election. Fast forward to today where we see these recent RICO charges in Georgia that say, no, it wasn't just freedom of speech. It wasn't just an idea that they went above and beyond in trying to change the outcome of the election and discourage legitimate votes from being counted. So I think that's the clear difference that we can search far and wide and we find someone like Hillary Clinton or whoever that has spent extensive time talking in front of the camera. I'm sure we could take clips of 10 seconds or what have you and make it look however we want. But I think that's a clear difference that we have this problem where we have a president of the United States that's just throwing things out there that just have not been substantiated. And I think it further diminishes and tarnishes the voting system in this country that if we don't have faith in the process and back to the previous point when the 2000 election and yeah, there was a lot of lessons learned from the way that people voted in parts of Florida. And I've seen this even as a previously before I was elected to the Senate, I was the town clerk of a local of a town in New York state where we had jurisdictions over the elections. And that changed through the Help Americans Vote Act, which tried to modernize the voting system in the United States. 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For the best night's sleep in the whole wide world, visit MyPillow.com. Promo code Mike G. David Carlucci is a former Democrat New York State Senator, also a Democrat strategist. On the other line is Caroline Wren, former national finance advisor to the Trump Victory Finance Committee. Caroline, it's my wish and my prayer that everybody reads the actual indictment because David, it's impossible to avoid, I guess, in our conversation this week, even though the focus was really going to be about 2020. Let's talk about the indictment itself. Some of the acts as cited by Fannie Willis's grand jury include Trump advising or recommending that people watch a cable news channel. That was a crime. There was apparently a crime for Mark Meadows requesting a phone number. That's a crime. That's stated as a crime. There was a crime listed or a charge made for the state GOP chair reserving a room. When you read these charges, I mean, Jonathan Turley had, I thought, superb analysis. Clearly Fannie Willis is just going to try to throw every call, every tweet, every act, everything against the wall to see what sticks. You think that's a fair assessment? Oh, yeah, I read it last night. It was it was bizarre. The majority of the claims didn't even happen in Fulton County. I'm like, how? You know, at this point, our freedoms are under attack like never before. And I just our liberty and sovereignty and our most fundamental rights and values are being systematically dismantled by an unholy alliance of corrupt politicians, a biased media and a compromise justice system that is conspiring to punish anyone in political dissent. And I do think that all Americans should be concerned about the assault that took place on our democracy in the 2020 election. Now, Democrats and their allies in the DOJ and media would lead us to believe that the blame for the breakdown lies solely with President Trump and his false claims of election fraud, which, you know, they then allege led to an violent attack on the Capitol. But in doing so, they're ignoring the very credible reports of an assault on our democracy that did not take place on January 6th, but in fact, took place between March and November of 2020, when Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg used the covid-19 pandemic as justification to funnel hundreds of millions of dollars of private funding into our public election systems to rig the 2020 presidential election in favor of his preferred candidate, Joe Biden. And so, you know, some can claim it wasn't stolen. But I do absolutely believe that it was bought and paid for by an individual billionaire. And, you know, I was the national finance director for Trump. I was there election night and we'd hit all of our turnout numbers. And in fact, President Trump got 12 million more votes in 2020 than he did in 2016. No incumbent president had ever gotten more votes in the reelection. Obama got three point five million votes left in 2012 and in 2008. And how do you come to that? How does that happen? Maybe it's, you know, the machines or, you know, voter fraud, but also it has to do with five hundred million dollars of private funding coming in to improperly influence our public election systems. And he didn't even mention this. He said election laws are set by the state legislature. But when covid-19 escalated in the March and March of 2020, a barrage of lawsuits were filed by Mark Elias under the pretext of protecting voters from covid. And those lawsuits were meant to undermine the integrity of our 2020 election. And the Democrats have been filing these lawsuits for years, trying to change our election laws in order to have massive mail in ballots. And because of covid, they were able to do it. And when they did it, these local counties could not afford to all of a sudden mail, even print hundreds of thousands of ballots. They couldn't print the postage. And why they did it, they were strategic and they only did these lawsuits in the counties. They knew that they would win by 10 points or more. And they pushed five million dollars private funding into the swing counties. And that is how they were able to drive up these vote totals and get Joe Biden allegedly to 15 million more votes than Barack Obama. And so, you know, I think that it is just it is so much corruption and we have the right to question what is going on. President Trump absolutely had the right to question the outcome of this election. And to watch them try and put all these people in jail and trying to put Trump in jail for 700 years is the most undemocratic, evil thing that I've ever witnessed. You know, David, I have long maintained that the phrase widespread election fraud is really crucial here and words matter. And I want to I want to get your assessment of this this debate about fraud in 2020. And a moment ago you said there was no fraud in 2020. Now, I know you don't believe that in a country of over 300 million people, there was no fraud. In fact, we've seen cases of fraud. I mean, you can't say zero instances. So I believe that the Trump critics and the Democrats have very cleverly clung to the expression widespread election fraud. In fact, let me let me try this on for size and see how you respond to this. When you win an election by 40,000 votes in key battleground states, you don't need widespread election fraud. You just need a little bit of fraud. Do you understand the point that I've made about the difference between widespread election fraud and just enough fraud to win? Hey, fraud is fraud, it doesn't matter if it's widespread or it's small, it's still the same thing in this country, if you win by one vote, you're the winner. If you lose by one vote, you're the loser. So I don't really think that there's a difference. And as far as my understanding, I have not seen proven cases of fraud. And please correct me if I'm wrong, but I just haven't seen it because this has been a debate that has been going on for years. I'm a big advocate for making voting as easy and as accessible as possible. I think that that's something very important that we should make voting easy and accessible. And people have different situations and different scenarios and different scenarios in their life where it might be more difficult to vote. So I'm a big proponent of mail in voting. I think that's that's good. It's important. There should be universal absentee voting. So I've been through these debates before and many times we've heard these cases of fraud and I just have not been able to substantiate that. So if you have evidence of that or there's proven cases of fraud, please let me know. But that I'm not aware of. Well, Caroline, let's begin with the most recent example, Michigan. I know you've seen the news. I mean, Michigan authorities found evidence. I'm reading here, David, from the Associated Press. Michigan authorities found evidence that scores of twenty twenty voter registration applications submitted in Muskegon, Michigan, were clearly fraudulent, but they did not issue charges because the matter was referred to the FBI as part of a national probe. The FBI wasn't proven, huh? Nothing. It's actually been proven like, oh, so there's a case of someone was charged with the police report show that on October 8th, twenty twenty one month before the twenty twenty general election, a Muskegon city clerk noticed a female dropping off eight to eight thousand to ten thousand faulty ballots. The police were notified and during the investigation, they discovered that the woman was paid for someone paid by something called GBI strategy. She was paid one thousand one hundred fifty dollars per week to commit this fraud and turn in these fraudulent forms. And then the police raided the GBI office where they found semi-automatic guns, burner phones, prepaid cash cards, hundreds and thousands of voter registration and people registration forms in an office space that was actually styled as an eyeglass store. Now, the reason the main the major media hasn't you probably haven't heard of it is because the it's being buried by politicians, government investigators, the press, and there hasn't been any arrest yet. And the investigation, they say, was turned over the FBI, which is where it goes to die, just like all other Democrat voter fraud investigations. But it's well documented and absolutely happened. So there was a case of election fraud, there was a convicted case of election fraud without an arrest. We are up against we have Democrat agencies and secretaries of state and different attorneys in these counties where they are doing this fraud. And so what they they've they've repeated the police, what reached with the police reports that say, hey, here is every single thing that happened. This unequivocally happened. The woman admitted to all of it. And then you have the Democrat AG who said, oh, you know what? I didn't investigate it because I turned it over to the FBI. I'm letting them handle it, which we would never even have known this unless the police reports that hold my breath on any charges. Senator, I want to ask you, I got to just push back here. And first of all, I'm grateful for you for you contributing to this important conversation. You know, I mean, it's great to be here. No, it's and it's not and it's not easy. You're you're you know, you're a Democrat strategist with a couple of Republicans like Caroline Wren and Mike Gallagher. So it's a it's a great I think it's a great testament to your willing to engage and have this conversation. So I am grateful to you. So please don't I don't mean this disrespectfully, but I mean this from the heart. Do you honestly do you honestly believe, regardless of court cases and lawsuits and legal machinations, do you believe that in the United States of America, there wasn't one single fraudulent ballot cast? Hey, I cannot speak to that. I don't know in every case, but what I'm getting at is if there are these accusations of fraud, then there should be some cases of of fraud where people have been convicted of election fraud. And that's what I cannot find. And that's what I previously had just asked, that if there is election fraud, no matter how big or how small. Look, I've run for office many times and I've won by the skin of my teeth and I know every vote counts. It's very important. So it doesn't matter to me if it's, you know, 100 votes or if it's one vote, every vote is important. Every vote has to be counted. And any case of election fraud, no matter what side of the aisle you're on, needs to be pursued vigorously. So I'm all in favor of asking the questions and being harsh on people that deny it. But I can't say with a blanket statement that there's no fraud and abuse across the country. But if there are these cases of fraud and there's people as intelligent as both of you and many more that are pursuing these cases, why do we not have one single proven election fraud that we can point to? Well, and of course, I mean, I don't want to answer for Caroline, but I think in many ways, Caroline already has answered the issue of courts that are rigged and left leaning judges and activist prosecutors who are never going to bring a conviction because that's sort of... Well, that's a very slippery slope where we start to now point fingers at our whole judicial system because they're not agreeing what we think is the outcome. And that's something that I always, you know, I always give pause to and try to make sure that we as political pundits do not act like the judge, jury and prosecution. We play a part. We should be there and be very critical. But when we start playing the role of jury, that's a very dangerous situation. I think one that puts us out of our element and is not a rightful place to be. Caroline Wren, maybe that's the one point that all three of us would enthusiastically agree on. We are on a slippery slope. There's no question about it that that slope has been slippery for some time. Let's let me let me end, Caroline, from your perspective and I think David would agree with this. Election integrity does seem to matter to both sides. Everywhere I go, like I began this conversation, people say that's the most important issue facing America. How confident are you going forward that in 2024 and beyond, Caroline, that we're going to do a better job of maintaining election integrity and authenticity in the United States of America? I have zero faith that that is going to happen. In fact, after the 2020 election, I worked for Carrie Lake. I said I'm her senior adviser and they stole the election from Carrie Lake in 2022, literally in the in the middle of the day, right in front of our eyes. They they knew that they couldn't beat her. And so they just sabotaged election day. They sabotaged 61 percent of the voting machines went down for four to six hours on election day when they knew Republicans were voting, you know, 75 percent or higher. And so no one has changed anything. And in fact, the problem that we now have is that the states that we actually have to win in these overlap with important Senate races are Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Arizona, Nevada and Georgia. And we have Democrat agencies, Democrat secretaries of state, Democrat governors. And this is the only exception to Georgia who have not changed any of these rules. And Republicans have gone in and shut up election integrity in Republican counties. But nobody's fixed anything in Philadelphia, Milwaukee, you know, Las Vegas. And so you're just going to have this rampant fraud happen again. And Republicans are busy, you know, trying to just clean up the elections in the Republican areas. But no one has dealt with what happened in 2020 or even in 2022. And walking into a you know, I think a situation where we'll get slaughtered in 24. So, David Carlucci, what's your perspective on election integrity going forward? I have confidence in our electoral system, I think there are things that we always need to tweak. Like I said, I'm a big critic of the current system. I think we've made progress, particularly in the last few years, in terms of voter access and making sure that more people exercise, you know, their their right to vote. But to say that there's zero faith in the process, I mean, that's that's that's sad, of course. And what I would recommend is that instead of just criticizing that we put forth real policies that then can strengthen the system and give us all confidence, we shouldn't have confidence depending on our party affiliation. We should all be confident in the system. And I feel I feel sorry and sad that that you feel that way. And that's something that I would like to push forward and say, hey, how do we make the system better? How do we make sure that intelligent people like yourself and there's many out there that are critical of the system, that they can have trust in our electoral process? Because if we don't have trust in the electoral process, then our whole system and our values for a great nation start to erode.
"2020 election" Discussed on Mike Gallagher Podcast
"Was the election in 2020 legitimate or were there shenanigans? Was there fraud? Was there, you know, a nefarious plot, if you will, to rig the election? We brought two smart people into the conversation today. David Carlucci is a former New York Democrat state senator. He's a Democrat strategist, founder of NYStrategies .com. And again, a New York state senator for over a decade. Caroline Wren is former national finance advisor to the Trump Victory Finance Committee. Of course, an avid supporter of President Trump. And I'm sure she has a thing or two to say about the fourth indictment this week of the former president. And Caroline, not to worry, he's facing 712 years and six months in prison. I hear he could get out on good behavior in 400 years. So there's hope. There's hope. There's light at the time. Wild is a good way to put it. But let's get started with this, because this is a real important debate to have. And I want to get both perspectives on this. It's an emotional, polarizing, volatile dialogue. But let's try. Let's start with you, Senator. I want to talk about the 2020 election. I think you know that millions of Americans believe that there was something suspect about the 2020 election. Give me your perspective as a Democrat from New York as how that isn't so. Well, any time we hear allegations of fraud or abuse of power, particularly dealing with our election system, we have to take those allegations extremely seriously. And now, what, three years, almost three years after the 2020 election. And we've seen about 60 lawsuits across the country. We've heard talk about nefarious actions, but nothing's been proven. And it boils down to what I believe is that people did not like the outcome of the election. So they're pointing fingers and trying to place blame when there was really nothing found. The more that I dig into this and try to find cases of abuse or fraud, they have not been substantiated. So there's been a lot of conspiracy theories, but I think it really boils down to when someone doesn't like the outcome, they try to change the rules or figure out how could it be possible that they lost an election that they believe they should have won. But pointing to fraud and nefarious actions just has been disproven. And if anything, now we see that the fraud and nefarious actions are pointed squarely at Trump and 18 other people that have recently been indicted on RICO statutes in Georgia. So it's very interesting now the turn of events that we see. And as people like myself, lawyers and just political pundits have really not turned up any evidence that shows any fraud whatsoever across the country.
"2020 election" Discussed on Mike Gallagher Podcast
"This week's No Interruptions podcast on The Mike Gallagher Show focuses on maybe the most important issue of all. When I talk to caller after caller everywhere I go, when I give speeches. Last week in San Diego, The Room agreed that the most important issue facing America is election integrity. And it gets back to 2020. Was the election in 2020 legitimate or were there shenanigans? Was there fraud? Was there, you know, a nefarious plot, if you will, to rig the election? We brought two smart people into the conversation today. David Carlucci is a former New York Democrat state senator. He's a Democrat strategist, founder of NYStrategies.com. And again, a New York state senator for over a decade. Caroline Wren is former national finance advisor to the Trump Victory Finance Committee. Of course, an avid supporter of President Trump. And I'm sure she has a thing or two to say about the fourth indictment this week of the former president. And Caroline, not to worry, he's facing 712 years and six months in prison. I hear he could get out on good behavior in 400 years. So there's hope. There's hope. There's light at the time. Wild is a good way to put it. But let's get started with this, because this is a real important debate to have. And I want to get both perspectives on this. It's an emotional, polarizing, volatile dialogue. But let's try. Let's start with you, Senator. I want to talk about the 2020 election. I think you know that millions of Americans believe that there was something suspect about the 2020 election. Give me your perspective as a Democrat from New York as how that isn't so.
"2020 election" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
"Sarah Bedford, you've got a piece up right now in the examiner that is nine takeaways that you have just from going through the transcript that was released. What are some of the things that you learned researching this? Well, I think some that haven't gotten a lot of attention. One is that Archer's attorney said that Archer was given immunity by the grand jury in Delaware, which I think is really interesting. It's something we didn't know before. And it explains a little bit about why now. Why is this business partner coming out now, years after the fact and talking about this stuff? It's potentially because he knows he's not going to be prosecuted anymore for the things that he and Hunter Biden did. And maybe that was a fear of his before. We also learned that over the weekend, remember this interview took place on Monday. So over the weekend, one of the Biden's attorneys reached out to Devin Archer's lawyer and warned them about the questions that he was going to be asked and what he needed to stay away from. So this was done, this interview was conducted under a very narrow scope of topics. And it was interesting that there were a couple of times and a couple of names came up in that interview. Mr. Archer was instructed by his lawyer, don't answer that question. One of them was about a Romanian businessman. His name I'm probably going to butcher, Gabriel Popilichu, who Hunter Biden and Devin Archer were working for, lobbying for essentially as unregistered agents and who they made a lot of money off of. He was not allowed to answer any questions about that businessman. And then Elena Baterina, who is this Russian oligarch who paid Hunter Biden's firm three and a half million dollars in 2014 and who Joe Biden as vice president met privately at a restaurant and a dinner. And she notably is not on the list of sanctioned Russian oligarchs, even though she's a very well connected, wealthy oligarchs. And again, that was Archer's lawyer objected outside the scope. We don't, we're not going to talk about those two things. So I think there's still a lot to be learned, even though Archer did, you know, provide a lot of insight. Sarah, we only have about 30 seconds left. I know you're as plugged in as anybody is on the Hill. And I know Congress is on break for their summer break, but after the Hunter or after the Devin Archer testimony, are we moving closer to an impeachment inquiry is, is, is it getting kind of critical mass amongst the house Republican caucus quickly? Yes, I do think that that is happening. And, you know, the, the more that the justice department Stonewalls Republicans, the more they're going to need to rely on the tools provided by something like impeachment inquiry to, to get this done. Read everything. Sarah Bedford writes over the Washington examiner or catcher on X at Sarah C Bedford. Thank you very much, Sarah. That's it for me, Dwayne Patterson for you. When I grow up, I want to work for a woke company, like super woke. When I grow up, when I grow up, I want to be hired based on what I look like rather than my skills. I want to be judged by my political beliefs. I want to get promoted based on my chromosomes. When I grow up, I want to be offended by my coworkers and walk around the office on egg shells and have my words policed by HR words like grandfather, peanut gallery, long time no see no can do. When I grow up, I want to be obsessed with emotional safety and do workplace sensitivity training all day long. When I grow up, I want to climb the corporate ladder just by following the crowd. I want to be a conformist. I want to weaponize my pronouns. What are pronouns? It's time to grow up and get back to work. Introducing the number one woke free job board in America, red balloon dot work.
"2020 election" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
"Home stretch of the Hugh Hewitt show today. Dwayne Patterson filling in for Hugh. Coming up after the break, Dr. Larry Arnn will be joining Hugh for this week's edition of the Hillsdale Dialogue, diving into where the Republic finds itself with all of the indictments and arraignments and corruption going on with Joe Biden. All that sticking around for that after the break. I'm joined by Sarah Bedford, investigative and political reporter extraordinaire for the Washington Examiner, who has a great new piece on a bunch of takeaways that she has from the Devon Archer testimony that has now been released. The transcript has been released. Welcome, Sarah Bedford. Good to have you on. Thanks for having me. I want to get into it by playing just one bit of Catherine Herridge over on CBS News, who got this little nugget in about Congressman Dan Goldman's assessment of the Devon Archer testimony. Let's play cut nine. Well, earlier this week, we just had to rely on the characterization from Republicans and Democrats about Devon Archer's testimony. But now we can see the full transcript. You'll recall that Democrat Congressman Dan Goldman said that Archer testified that it was the illusion of access to Joe Biden that Hunter Biden was offering to these clients. But in fact, when you look at the transcript, what you see is that that phrase illusion of access is in Dan Goldman's question is actually not what Devon Archer testified to. He says, yes, but that's not quite fair. This was about showing that there was the signal that there's influence and access here. Sarah Bedford, the gaslighting by by a congressman who was leading the witness and media responding, picking up on that as though that's what Devon Archer testified to when he basically said the opposite. The gaslighting is like flamethrower esque. It's just incredible what's going on. That's right. I mean, Devon Archer specifically laid out over several hours how it was more than just an illusion they were selling. I mean, nearly two dozen phone calls, meetings, dinners, dinners stopped by knowing that he was going to be spending time with Hunter Biden's business associates. That's a lot more than an illusion. And I mean, I think Archer sort of pierced the narrative that Democrats have been pushing for years now, which is that Hunter Biden, as a private citizen, landed all of these contracts on his own. And it had very little to do with his father. It was really just a coincidence that they happened to overlap with his father's foreign policy portfolio. But here you have Archer, his main business partner, sort of testifying that actually really the only thing that Hunter Biden was selling was his ability to get the vice president on the phone anytime he wanted or to get the vice president to stop by your dinner at the Four Seasons or Cafe Milano. So I think that this puts the White House in a really difficult position. They've been moving the goalposts little by little for months now from I never discussed business dealings to I wasn't in business with my son, which is a really, really different thing. And even that statement is, you know, it's not true. It's not true.
"2020 election" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
"Talk to me. New horror film from a twenty four. Very, very scary. Not for people who don't like horror movies. Sorry, Hugh. But the but I liked it a lot. It's very mean. It is. So the very basic premise here is kids at parties are playing with a ceramic hand that is supposedly the hand of a psychic or something that allows them to see ghosts that can then inhabit their bodies. And it's kind of like a drug. It's like a drug at the parties. And the kids are having lots of fun with it. And their eyes are getting old. Their pupils are dilated. It turns out bad things happen when you invite wandering demon spirits. Never, never, never play with psychics. That's that's that's not usually a good thing to do. Sunny, as always, thank you very much. You can read everything that Sunny writes over at the Bulwark. You can listen to his podcast. Bulwark goes to Hollywood and across the movie aisle, which you should do. Or you can see what he puts up on the site formerly known as Twitter at Sunny Bunch. Sunny, thank you. Have you guys heard that President Biden is bragging about Bidenomics recently? I mean, talk about being out of touch. Just look at the rampant inflation, making everything from gas to groceries cost more. Americans are paying ten thousand dollars more every year for the same standard of living. Costs are higher, wages are lower, and Americans are poorer. That's the real Bidenomics. I'm thankful for Americans for Prosperity, the biggest, strongest fiscal conservative organization in the country that's out there leading the charge against the president's reckless economic policies. You can always count on Americans for Prosperity to take on this White House false claims with proven principled solutions. That's why AFP has launched the new campaign called Prosperity is Possible, advocating for solutions we know will work, like ending the reckless spending, driving inflation, unleashing energy abundance, and empowering the American workforce. Here's the good news. You don't sit on the sideline and watch Bidenomics ruin America. You'll be part of a movement for freedom and opportunity that fights and wins. Go to Americansforprosperity.org slash Hugh and get involved. That's Americansforprosperity.org slash Hugh. Americansforprosperity.org slash Hugh. Thank you very much. Dwayne Patterson in for Hugh Hewitt. We'll be back right after this.
"2020 election" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
"It is the animation style is very interesting and good. You know, again, along alongside Across the Spider-Verse and Puss in Boots, The Last Wish, I feel like we're in a slightly we've evolved a little on animation over there over the last couple of years here, away from the pretty straightforward Pixar or, you know, DreamWorks illumination style, the smooth, fluid CGI look to something a little almost a little more rough hewn, a little more feels a little more, you know, hand drawn almost, which is even though this is again, it's all done by all this is done by computers. Now there is no hand drawn animation anymore, but this this gets this it creates like an almost a simulation of being hand drawn, which is interesting. And I think audiences are I think audiences are looking for something again, a little different. And this is look out to Brianne. I'm sorry to hop back and forth here, to bring it back to Barbie. This is one reason why I do think Barbie is a success is because it is a movie that feels and looks unique, right? It is not this kind of standard CGI sludge of the Transformers or Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny or any number of other movies, right? That movie has a big bright color palette. It is set designed to within an inch of its life. I looks like a Barbie dream world. And you know, again, I not not really for me. That's not what I grew up enjoying. But at least again, at least it looks different, looks interesting, looks vital and vibrant, which is something I think, you know, the movies have been missing a little bit. Joined by Sonny Bunch, our movie critic here on The Hugh Hugh Show with Dwayne Patterson. I want to get back to what you said briefly about Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which is you said this is kind of a reboot. Now, my kids miss the window of when the turtles were a thing. So I never really got immersed into that world. Now, when you say reboot, are they going back and telling how they became the turtles again? They're like they're going back to square one. Is that what you mean? Yeah. Yeah. So, I mean, we really need to do. I mean, is there kids that don't know where the turtles came from? Well, I mean, look, my my kid has no idea. You know, this is, you know, introducing again a new generation. It's interesting because there have been waves of turtle movies, slash products, slash cartoons, slash whatever. Right. So like when I was seven or eight or six or whatever, that's when the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon was outright late, late 80s, early 90s. I remember seeing the first the first one, you know, on VHS at home with my friends. And then, you know, that that cycle runs course. There's a reboot. There's like a live action reboot with Megan Fox. Remember that one that was produced by Michael Bay that comes out in the late 2000s. And then there was a cartoon effort to reboot it that didn't really go anywhere in the the early tens. I think it was 2012 or 13, something like that. So, you know, it's been it's been 10 years. I don't know that. Again, I it's it's hard for me to say, you know, do kids need that? I don't know if they need it. But again, there is there is basically an entire new young generation that has not been indoctrinated into the world of Teenage Ninja Turtles. I mean, I guess I guess every Bond movie is technically a reboot. But but I mean, it just it just seems like at least with Spider-Man, when they did, quote, the reboots, it's because they changed studios and was bringing it more into the Marvel universe, which is why they had to do the reboot. But it just seems like, OK, OK, can we just take the turtles and do the new CGI and actually just take them and go somewhere new with them instead of having to go back and tell the same story again? Well, I mean, they put a they put a slightly different spin on it. You know, yes, the turtles, the views, but things are things are a little different. I mean, I like again, you're you're trying to introduce a new generation of fans to the characters and they need they need to you know, they need to know where they came from. So, OK, 30 seconds. But it is we do have like kind of a Batman's parents in in in Crime Alley sort of thing going on here. OK, 30 seconds. Tell me everything I need to know about. Talk to me.
"2020 election" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
"So I mean, the buzz is not great. It's, you know, the mid 40s on Rotten Tomatoes. It didn't do particularly well at the box office in its opening weekend. I think it grossed only twenty five million bucks or something like that. It was third still behind Oppenheimer and Barbie, right? Yeah. Well, Oppenheimer and Barbie are going to be you know, Oppenheimer and Barbie are eating up a lot of the the I don't know, oxygen, breathing up a lot of the oxygen. There we go. And will be for a while. I think those are those those are both going to have legs. I mean, Barbie is doing just crazy, crazy numbers. You know, people people were like, what is the Top Gun Maverick of, you know, 2023 going to be in terms of just just in terms of legs at the box office, right? Something that sticks around for a long time and keeps making money. And it looks like it's going to be Barbie. Did you see that coming with with the. No, I mean, I didn't either. No, I didn't. I didn't at all. And I probably should have, frankly. I mean, this is so it is interestingly like like Top Gun Maverick, kind of similar in the sense that it is a it's a nostalgia play that aims squarely at an under an under exploited demographic at the movie theaters, which is basically women between the age of 20 and 60 who, you know, grew up playing with Barbies. And and specifically, I get the sense, you know, look, I wrote about this in my review. I didn't like the movie very much. It didn't work for me. It's just not funny. And I don't I didn't I didn't find it entertaining. But I'm in the minority on this. So, you know, lots of lots of folks really did like it. The but the again, the audience here, you know, like when I saw the movie, it didn't work for me. And there were some little kids in the theater. And I don't think it really works for them either. It's not it's not a movie for them. The movie that this for again is for young adults to older adult women who Mattel, you know, who is co producer on this, who grew up with Barbies, who grew up with Barbie and need to be reassured that it's OK to buy Barbies for their kids. I mean, this this movie really is a two hour hundred and fifty million dollar advertisement for Barbie. And one of the reasons I find it vaguely annoying just as a movie is that the the the film tries to have it both ways. It tries to be both an advertisement for Barbie and a critique of the the fact that it's an advertisement for Barbie. You know, it's very self-aware. It's constantly winking at the audience like, oh, yeah, yeah, we know where we know what we're doing. And, you know, we know that this is this is a ridiculous sellout sort of thing, but we're still doing it and you're going to have a fun time. And I just I find that I find that all very off putting. I dislike that a great deal. I but I much prefer if you're going to make a feature like commercial for toys, just just tell a story, just do it straightforward and don't wink and and act like you're above it all. And that's one reason why, frankly, I prefer the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie with that right now, which is it is a it's a you know, it's a reboot of the series. It is designed explicitly to sell toys. And again, experience here with my kids. I was walking through Target yesterday with my four year old son and who I went to go, who I took to the new Ninja Turtles movie. And as we were walking around the Target, he sees the toy aisle and he sees all the turtles and he goes, Daddy, like the movie. And I'm like, yep, exactly like the movie. That's what that's why the movie exists to sell you these toys. So that was that kind of amusing. But again, that movie is at least it's funny. It's funnier. It's written by it's written by the guys who made Superbad. So they have that kind of teenage, you know, experience and patois down.
"2020 election" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
"Welcome back, America. Thirty three minutes past the hour. Dwayne Patterson in for Hugh Hewitt today, joined by Sonny Bunch, movie critic for The Bulwark. The podcaster for Bulwark goes to Hollywood and across the movie aisle, the movie critic of The Hugh Hewitt Show. Hello, Sonny. Good morning. Welcome. Hey. Hey, Dwayne. How's it going? Good. So we're going to talk about Barbie in a minute because it's the biggest movie of the year. But I know you haven't seen it yet. I haven't seen it yet. But we got to talk a little bit about Haunted Mansion because you've got you've got a reason why you haven't seen it yet. I've got a reason why I have to see it. And we got to talk about a little bit and what the buzz is on it. And then we'll talk about other stuff. First, me. I have a miscellaneous random person who lives with me, who works at the park, works at Disneyland. And the ride he's attached to currently is Haunted Mansion. So I have to see this for for personal interests. I'm going to have to see this at some point. And I'm really hoping this isn't the Eddie Murphy thing. And I'm seeing an Eddie Murphy version 2.0 or whether this has any more promise. Well, no, I mean, I look again, I haven't seen it. So it's hard for me to say, you know, if it's worth seeing, et cetera, et cetera. But the reason I haven't seen it is kind of interesting because I so my you know, I've been I've been to Disney World a couple times in the last couple of years with my family. Kids have gone on the Haunted Mansion ride. One of them really likes it. The other one is a little scared by, you know, because he's a little younger. And neither of them have any interest at all whatsoever in this movie. I asked I asked them both. They were like, no, we don't want to go. And I'm not 100 percent sure why, if it just looks too scary for them or if it looks too adult or what. I don't think it's it's not it's not like the Eddie Murphy one precisely. I don't think this is less a comedy and it's more kind of mix of horror, horror and comedy. You know, I feel like I feel like the Eddie Murphy one was kind of goofy comedy with a little bit of ghost stuff in the background. And this seems a little a little scarier to the extent that, again, my kids not interested at all in seeing it.
"2020 election" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
"Oh, this, of course, caused many in media to get the vapors. He's doing it again. The president, Donald Trump is is calling for he's inciting violence. He's saying this is very dangerous if they were to jail me. Nonsense. It is very dangerous what's going on. The the criminal criminalizing of political speech, which is at the core what's happening here with special counsel Javert, Jack Smith, what's happening here is Donald Trump is saying that half the country is losing faith in this country's governance, in this country's bureaucracy and the agencies. They don't trust what's going on. They don't they think they're being lied to. They think that there is a double standard going on. And they're right to think so. And this this isn't just new. This isn't just something that's happening over the last couple of weeks, last couple of months, last year. This goes back to 2010 when then IRS Commissioner Lois Lerner was specifically targeting the Tea Party Patriot groups for act political activism and giving them selective audits. You remember going back to that? Do you know who was actually prosecuting some of those cases? Jack Smith. He's been doing this and going after Republicans and conservative groups for 13 years. Now, you wouldn't know that if you were to just get your news from media. On CBS Evening News last night, Norah O'Donnell had this to say about the arraignment as a little sidebar, just a little featured tidbit of news you need to know. Cut number five. Also in the courtroom is the special counsel Jack Smith. And I want to spend a moment on Jack Smith because he is essentially who Donald Trump is up against in multiple of these indictments. The two, of course, the classified documents and the January 6th one. And they are sitting across from each other inside this courtroom. Jack Smith is someone who has run over and competed in over 100 triathlons. He was reportedly at one point hit when he was on his bike by a truck. And 10 weeks later, he ran another triathlon. This is a man of a lot of grit and a lot of determination. And even what we have seen in these indictments is just a sliver of what they know and his prosecutorial team knows. Right. Well, to quote a scene out of the 2001 movie Rat Race, clearly, Jack Smith is also a devoted husband, father and ballroom dancing champion. I mean, honestly, there's no there's no bias at all there in how we're talking about Jack Smith. And we're not getting the full picture because, again, he was working with Lois Lerner and people that are conservatives know the name Lois Lerner really well. He was basically her bag man back in 2010. He's the guy that prosecuted Bob McDonnell, the Virginia governor, and got a and got a conviction of Governor McDonnell only to be overturned by the Supreme Court ultimately, not in a, you know, 5-4 decision unanimously. When the court was split 5-4, he still was overturned eight nothing. And the only reason it wasn't nine nothing was because Justice Scalia had passed away and there was only eight people currently on the court. But all eight Democrats, liberals and conservatives on the court said this is nonsense and overturned him. He's been persecuting and and prosecuting and playing Javert to conservative groups and Republicans for a very long time. Now, did you hear that from Norah O'Donnell? No. You heard that he's just he's a fit guy. He runs triathlons. And so that's supposed to make you trust his judgment in this. It's it's just ridiculous how media is is treating this whole thing. And we've just begun the nation's Beltway on Broadway edition of Les Mis has now begun. And it's going to go on for the rest of your life. This trial is going to go on. If it gets that far, it's going to go on for a very long time. And we're going to go back and do 20, 20 all over again. And everybody's going to be subpoenaed and we're going to go through the daily circus. Yesterday, even on Fox News and CNN and MSNBC, they followed the motorcade. They followed the plane. Trump's motorcade going to the courthouse, his motorcade leaving the courthouse, going back to the airport, flying back to D.C. I'm sorry, flying back to Newark, going back to Bedminster, Bedminster. The the way this whole thing is being portrayed, it's eerily similar to back in 1994 when we saw the slow speed white Bronco chase in L.A. doing the O.J. Simpson deal. It's eerily similar to we're going to have the National soap opera every day because of this, except in this production of Les Mis, Jack Smith is Javert and Donald Trump is the Jean Valjean character. The president came out of the courthouse, did address the press corps briefly and had this to say. Cut number two. Well, thank you very much. This is a very sad day for America. And it was also very sad driving through Washington, D.C. and seeing the filth and the decay and all of the broken buildings and walls and the graffiti. This is not the place that I left. It's a very sad thing to see it. When you look at what's happening, this is a persecution of a political opponent. This was never supposed to happen in America. This is the persecution of the person that's leading by very, very substantial numbers in the Republican primary and leading Biden by a lot. So if you can't beat him, you persecute him or you prosecute him. We can't let this happen in America. Thank you very much. Do you want these trials to happen? It's going to go on for a long time because this has nothing to do anymore with the personality of Donald Trump. The Republican primary is its own entity. And I've got polling news on that. We'll get to in due course as the show progresses. But this is criminalizing. This whole trial is criminalizing political speech. It's reckless and it's dangerous for the Republic. Dwayne Patterson in for Hugh Hewitt. More after the break. Stick around. We're just getting started.
"2020 election" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
"Welcome to today's podcast, sponsored by Hillsdale College, all things Hillsdale, hillsdale.edu. I encourage you to take advantage of the many free online courses there. And of course, listen to the Hillsdale dialogues, all of them at hughforhillsdale.com or just Google Apple, iTunes, and Hillsdale. Morning Glory America, I am Hugh Hugh, but I'm not there today. I am off for the next few days flying with grandkids. And so I just want you to know before they go away, and I'm not counting down the hours that they leave, and I'm really sad that they're going to be leaving. Really, I am sad. I love them to death, and they got to go to the other side of the world, and it would be a while till I see them. So I'm taking a couple of days with them. I did pre-record Dr. Larry Oren on the Trump indictment yesterday, so we do have him standing by coming up in hour three. But for the first two hours, General Isham, I thank you, Dwayne, for taking on over the load today. Take it away. Thank you. Thank you, Hugh Hewitt, Dwayne Patterson, in for Hugh today. And on Monday, we've got lots of news. It's just another summer day of politics in the Beltway. Nothing out of the ordinary, just a four-count indictment and arraignment of a former president, growing corruption involving Joe Biden and his son Hunter, and the fact that the Devin Archer testimony from this week was released showing that Joe Biden has been lying to you every day of his life about his involvement and culpability in the Hunter-Biden affair. There's all sorts of stuff breaking today. We will have that for you as the program progresses. As Hugh said, in hour three, Dr. Larry Oren will be joining Hugh for the Hillsdale Dialogue. And if you remember back to 2015 and 2016, Dr. Oren was one of the first people to say something is afoot here, and kind of put his finger on the pulse of a change of attitude when it came to the candidacy of Donald Trump and knew that the American people were ready for a change. And they kind of addressed that because at least half the country is just not happy with how things are going right now. They don't have trust in the federal agencies. They don't like the way the DOJ is selectively prosecuting. There is something afoot going on. And so a lot of that is discussed in hour three. I will be joined today by Sarah Bedford of the Washington Examiner to see how the Hill is reacting to both fronts, both the growing corruption scandals surrounding Hunter Biden and Joe Biden, plus congressional reaction to the arraignment of Donald Trump yesterday. Let's get right to it. Donald Trump was kind of bookend of the day, a little bit doing media. He was on the Simon Conway radio show yesterday morning before going to D.C. and had this to say, cut number one, Harley. I think it's a very dangerous thing to even talk about because we do have a tremendously passionate group of voters. And I mean, maybe, you know, maybe 100, 150. I've never seen anything like it. Much more passion than they had in 2020 and much more passion than they had in 2016.
"2020 election" Discussed on The Financial Guys
"And, you know, he seems like he's actually a very genuine human being if he gave him the chance to be. But so many people don't. And, you know, I think like you, I think based on talking to you, I hope that we get another four years of him. He's strong. He's confident. And he actually makes people respect him whether they like him or not across the globe, right? Like the Putin's of the world. And we need some of that strength back because we're getting walked all over right now. And I think if we have a fair election, we will see four more years of President Trump in the White House. We just have to work and make sure that he gets the chance to do that and that we just do a really good job campaigning, getting the message out and fighting this continued battle of the mainstream media's fake narrative about what they have to say about him. I've been pretty clear on this and I'll let you go. We have to vote better and you have to find better people. And I don't mean that at the presidential level either. I mean that at local, county, state levels, because that's where it all starts. And, you know, people, I'm in New York, right? I mean, you've heard about New York. We continue to get in our own way. And until you vote in better people, it will just keep this terrible cycle of, you know, crime. We see, I just saw a stat today. I own an insurance agency and this is the stat I see today. These US cities are seeing an explosion in auto thefts. Rochester, New York, which is about 60 minutes from me, is number one. And Buffalo, New York, which is where I live, is number three. That is not the chart you want to be on. But that's what happens when you vote for liberal -minded, poor policies. Yeah, it's getting worse and worse. I want to leave the city and move to a farm, but we'll see how it goes.
"2020 election" Discussed on The Financial Guys
"That's just the only option you have to do, right? That's what they say. Even if you beat cancer, you know, speaking on behalf of my late mother, but even if she were to beat the cancer, chemo stays in your body for years, and you're going to be feeling those side effects for years to come. So that's just an example. But it's happening right now. That's how easy doctors are to prescribe. And on the flip side of things, and it should almost be illegal, but the more medication doctors prescribe, the more money they get, because they're getting paid on the back end of these pills. So I never thought I'd be a holistic girly because I was not one growing up. I mean, if I had a cold, my mom was like, mmm, doctor, Z -Pak, like antibiotics. But now I'm like, uh -uh, I don't want to take it. So I barely even take like ibuprofen. And I will say, and I was, I'm like you, though, as a kid, I would take cough medicine. I do all these things. But if COVID taught me one thing, and I hate to be a cynic about it, but if it taught me one thing, it's I don't think about going to the doctor like I used to because you just don't know anymore. And that's scary because you don't want to live in a society like that where you can't trust. And I don't blame doctors either. I think doctors at times think that they're doing the right thing, but these things just get pushed at you so much, they start putting them out there, you know? Yeah, no, I trust them less and less. I got a strep throat for the first time in a long time, and it took four rounds of different antibiotics for it to go away. And I'm like, this has ruined me internally. Like, you cannot go through four rounds of antibiotics. I should have just, it was bad. I needed to go to the doctor.
"2020 election" Discussed on The Financial Guys
"It's not solving these social injustice problems that they think it's going to fix. I'm hoping that we're very close to reaching that point and we can quit with this bullcrap and just get back to normalcy. We'll see. But I mean, at the same time, we see mental illness still on the rise right now. And I think that's playing a lot to do with it as well. Yeah. Before we get to you, I was just going to say that I think mental illness is something that we never thought we would see at the levels we're seeing it right now. I mean, it's, you know, it used to be, yes, there were mentally ill or there were drug addicts in society or alcohol, whatever it may be. Now it's every, you know, every high school or every middle school, elementary school, they're pushing out antidepressants and anxiety medications, right? They're pushing out that, you know, it's OK to be sad. Take this pill. No, it's not right. Like, that's not the answer. And that, to me, is really scary when we're building generations of people that can't deal with stress, because, as you know and I know, life is stressful. That's kind of how it is. Yeah, it is frightening, and I've been on those medications before, so I've seen it. I've seen how easy it is for doctors to prescribe it. And at the time, you know, when I was a kid going through it, I never thought that it was something that would be so prominent as an adult. But it is frightening when I look back at just how easy it was. I mean, I would go in for a normal problem, which probably should have been fixed with like, hey, just quit overloading your schedule or go play more, calm down, quit taking life too seriously. Instead, they're like, here's I don't even know what they gave me. I was like 16. They're like, here's this, you know, and I think everyone as an adult, I remember a few years ago, I went to the doctor and they're like, oh, do you like hanging out with people?
"2020 election" Discussed on The Financial Guys
"Trump country. I can tell you that just by being there as much as I've been there. But it's always good to see his rallies and see the support that he has. And I think it's it helps you believe even more that he can do it again. Let's move to pop culture real quick. We had talked about, you went and saw, you said this weekend, Barbie. Let's hear your thoughts on that one, because I've seen a lot on social media. People hate it. People love it. Yeah. So I wish that, I'm very conservative, like politically, but socially I'd say I'm a good bit more liberal. So when it comes to people just refusing to watch movies because they can argue whether or not it's woke, I, unless it's like obviously something super woke, I kind of still wanted to see Barbie like I grew up playing with them. So I'm going to go see it. So I went into it pretty open minded again, just like ignoring the Twitter trolls, as I usually do, trying to make up an opinion for myself. And with that being said, I can say for a matter of fact, I was not impressed with the movie. It was it was a good bit woke, as they call it. But also it just kind of was not an impressive movie. Margot Robbie is hot. She's by no means mid and she was a great actress, but there was not a very compelling storyline there. So and also, like, I just feel like it was kind of cruel. We were sitting next to a little girl. She's probably five years old. She brought her Barbie doll with her and half the movie. She was just super scared because people were running and chasing and going after each other. And she just didn't even know what to think. I think she genuinely thought it was going to be some sweet Barbie cartoon. She was all dressed up and she was covering her face during half the movie. So I walked out of there feeling a little just like underwhelmed and kind of sad for the kids that thought they got to go see their Barbie dolls and are getting some woke version. I mean, they were talking about genitalia, talking about vaginas, penises, all types of things in the movie and going to the gynecologist, having what was this rated rated PG -13. And there was only one cuspid, I remember. And the whole audience thought it was great when they heard the cuspid where they were clapping and cheering. There was like a hell yeah, you go white girl moment. Like, it wasn't good.
"2020 election" Discussed on The Financial Guys
"It's and, disappointing you know, I say this all the time on our radio show and our podcast, but it really ends up killing people like us. The elites make it out and they do their thing and they make their money and they're happy all the time, right? Because they never lose. What it hurts is the everyday American when they let this stuff go, it just kills us. It's a fundraising topic for a lot of Republicans as well. It's something that you see, like you said, the Jim Jordans, the Mitch McConnells, and as much as we may like them, we're seeing a lot of click here if you want me to take down the Biden crime family, but we're not seeing them actually take down the Biden crime family. I do want to give a shout out to the House Republicans, the House Oversight Committee. I don't really know if anything would be happening at all into this investigation if it weren't for them getting the committee together and just demanding that invest a proper investigation. Absolutely. Let's get into the race for 2024. We'll talk about the general election last, but you look at, you know, it looks like it's well, it did look like it was DeSantis versus Trump, but I don't know about that anymore because DeSantis is starting to fall behind even Vivek Ramaswamy. He's fallen behind Nikki Haley in a South Carolina poll. I know those are not general polls or state by state, but what are your thoughts on the 2024 election right now? It's changing every single day. I think it's a little too early to call anything. I think if I were a betting woman, which I am only in Vegas, but I would say that President Trump is going to be the GOP nominee. I don't know who's going to take two and three. I don't know who's going to come in those spots, Vivek and DeSantis. They're close. But the way Vivek has really pulled up in polling recently is pretty astonishing. I thought that DeSantis would be doing better than he is doing right now.
"2020 election" Discussed on The Financial Guys
"If I were a betting woman, which I am only in Vegas, but I would say that President Trump is going to be the GOP nominee. Ladies and gentlemen, distinguished guests, and my fellow citizens, America's comeback starts right now. From the land of the free and the brave, I love my country, they can't take that away. All right, welcome back Financial Guys Podcast and the Financial Guys Media Network. Mike Sbarrozza here in studio today with a special guest, tech executive Liz Willis. Liz, thank you for joining us. Thank you, Mike. It's about time we finally got on this podcast together. I'm excited to be here. I know, we connected. We connected finally. We're both busy people. We talked about that before we went on the air, so that's something to talk about. We're going to get to that at the end because I want you to tell people what you're doing and why you're busy and how to follow you on social media. We'll get to that at the very end. I'm going to pull up the tweet today that I saw. Obviously, the Bidens can't help themselves but stay in trouble, not stay out of trouble. Today, a whistleblower had a testimony and it was a big one. Somebody that knows Hunter Biden well. He had said, and I just want to get the exact tweet here from Charlie Kirk, if I can find it. Here we go. Devin Archer, Hunter Biden's longtime business associate, is set to testify in front of Congress that Hunter Biden called then VP Joe Biden at least two dozen times to introduce him to foreign business partners or investors. What does that tell you, first off? Don't forget, by the way, Donald Trump is getting indicted every other month and we have this going on in the White House when Joe is a vice president and probably still now. The Department of Justice is essentially using kitty gloves while they're handling Hunter Biden. Meanwhile, they're using the entire weight of the United States justice system to take down President Trump, which is extremely corrupt.