35 Burst results for "Abbott"
Fentanyl Vaccine-Fentanyl intro and wrap
"Researchers at the university of Houston demonstrated a potential weapon in the fight against the nation's growing fentanyl crisis. Doctor Colin Hale's team is working on a vaccine. This in combination with president treatments will be a game changer. Hale says you get the vaccine. You develop antibodies against fentanyl. These antibodies bind to fentanyl if it is consumed and prevent it from getting into the brain where it may trigger euphoric centers or trigger respiratory depression and opioid overdose death. Texas governor Greg Abbott met with the researchers. Quite literally fentanyl is killing Texas. Abbott says the problem is not just in his state, its nationwide. Over the past year, about 1400 Texans lost their lives because of Fibonacci. Hale says current fentanyl treatments are not adequate, and we need a different strategy. I'm Ed Donahue
Governor Abbott Calls for Investigation of Harris County, Texas
"So often we hear about these election improprieties, election irregularities. And then we just wait and nothing ever happens. Now, I'm happy to say this came out from Greg Abbott, the reelected governor of Texas. I'm calling for an investigation into the widespread problems with the Harris county elections last Tuesday. And the allegation of election improprieties in our state's largest county. By the way, this is a county that includes Houston. May result from anything ranging from malfeasance to blatant criminal conduct. So he's going to look into it and he's calling on people to look into it. And this is very new. But more importantly, I mean, I'm glad Greg is on this, but people will say Greg Abbott is a Republican and he didn't like the results because you know Greg Abbott in Harris county lost. Beto o'rourke got more votes than he did, right? However, and as you know, people that don't understand, Harris county is the largest county in Texas. It's almost 5 million voters. So Harris county encompasses all of Houston and a few surrounding areas and that's about 4.7 million people. But the most, I think, interesting part of all this is that the DA in Harris county, who is a Democrat, her name is Kim ogg is calling for an investigation herself.
Texas Governor Declares Border Crisis an Invasion
"Also in this hour, I want to try to get to what's happening with governor Greg Abbott. He finally declared an invasion an invasion on the border and I'm so glad that he did Republicans seem to miss the boat. I don't want to say it's too little too late. He's doing what he what he needs to do. Right now, wish he had done it sooner, but it's obviously needed, especially given the fact that we have Katie Hobbs who literally oversaw her own election. Absolutely unbelievable to me, but we had a Republican governor that sat by and did absolutely nothing, knowing this lady was secretary of the state and overseeing her own election. So it is what it is. Arizonans are going to have to get fed up, but I strongly suspect that part of the reason Greg Abbott is going full bore and has declared this invasion at the southern border. It gives him plenty of powers, but that in particular is I think a reason. And obviously, Republicans didn't do as well.
Mollie Hemingway Calls Out the GOP's Unpreparedness With Abortion
"I think one of the other kind of struggles people have is maybe we set our expectations too high. There is a debate on the right of the role that Dobbs played in this election. I do believe that in certain states, especially in the state races interestingly enough, it was actually an anchor, especially in Michigan and in Wisconsin in a year that otherwise should have been a very good year. We lost by 5, 6 or 7 points when we had really good candidates. What are your thoughts, Molly? It's very confusing to decipher it. I mean, you take very strong pro life governors like Ron DeSantis, Bill Lee, Brian Kemp, Greg Abbott, who signed effectively or, you know, who's in a state that essentially has an abortion ban, they all won their reelection, incumbent pro abortion supportive governors also did well. I think there was clear failure on the part of the Republican Party to deal with that issue. And it's criminal because they knew it was coming. They knew they had the leak. They knew it was likely to be overturned. They should have had a plan in place. And I saw that the people who support abortion spent $391 million on targeted messaging compared to 11 million for pro lifers. That's just inexcusable. And you might not win the issue. You know, it was a big change in abortion policy and one that many people had worked very hard for and had prayed for for a very long period of time. You can certainly get it to a draw and instead Republicans kind of did this ostrich head in the sand approach of showing that not only were they weak, but they were scared to talk about it.
"abbott" Discussed on The Larry Elder Show
"It's about damn time. Governor Greg Abbott declares an invasion at the southern border. This is very important. This is very, this is something that I've been waiting for and hoping for. I wish he had done it earlier, but listen, in this case, it's not too late. I think I'm going to share with you some things that I think helped speed up or expedite the process for him to do this. Here's a summary. This one just the news. Frustrated by the frustrated by the unending crisis at the southern border that has been fueled by drug trafficking and human trafficking. Texas governor Greg Abbott yesterday declared his state was under an invasion and invoked special powers thank God granted granted under the U.S. and the Texas constitutions. This is extremely important because he can do a plethora of things that he was not allowed to do had he not invoked this or declared this invasion at the border. There were three three dozen counties that passed resolutions basically demanding, hey, we need some dramatic action here, all right? Texas is a republic. You know, Texas is a republic, unlike other states where they have this, they have this deal with the U.S., you know, that listen, they can kind of, they can do their thing. And they're going to do their thing. He says here, governor Greg Abbott does, I invoke the invasion cost of the U.S. and Texas constitution to fully authorize Texas to take unprecedented measures to defend our state against an invasion. He goes on to say I'm using that constitutional authority and other authorization and executive orders to keep our state and country safe, close quote. Abbott wrote in a letter to county officials that the invocation of the constitutional powers was authorized by an executive order, he did in fact sign in July 1, but this was the first time that he publicly claimed he was invoking the invasion clauses of the U.S. and the state constitutions..
One Bright Light in This Midterm Landscape
"There are not a lot of bright lights and this midterm landscape. But one of them, surely, is the steady movement of Latinos toward the GOP. Now, this is not a movement that has been completed. It is a movement that is underway. If you look, for example, at Florida, heavy Latino vote for desantis and interestingly, he seems to have won Latinos kind of across the board. With Greg Abbott in Texas, the results a little bit more mixed, but Abbott got a decent share of the Latino vote. If you look at the Rio Grande valley a special interest of W's and mine because Debbie grew up there, we had three Latina Republicans running Cassie Garcia and Myra Flores, who was in Debbie's own district where her mom lives. And then Monica de la Cruz. So normally one of them, Monica, dela Cruz won. But the other two actually came really close. Cassie Garcia was edged out by the way by a fairly conservative Democrat cuellar. Is that the guy's name Henry, Henry cuellar, and Myra Flores, I mean, this is a district that used to go easily 60 40, 20 point difference or more. Even more. And Myra got what, 43 or 44. And so the other guy, so does that still a ten point gap, but the point is the gap is narrowing.
There Are So Many Good Stories Out of the Midterms...
"So many good stories out of the midterms. We're not talking about desantis by 20, even Brian Kemp one convincingly in Georgia, Greg Abbott, just obliterated Robert Francis o'rourke. I mean, just ran over and Greg Abbott actually won independence in Texas, which is so interesting. Lombardo won in Nevada. But it's just, you know, in Arizona in particular. I mean, I'm shocked and I'm just looking at the numbers as they are. And I'd love to have somebody walk me through them. I'd love to have somebody tell me how on earth this is conceivable how it's possible how Carrie Lake could win game day in person election day voting independence two to one and then lose them if somebody dropped off ballots. It's just, and we're going to have the final numbers tonight. So just so everyone knows, there's anywhere between 90 to a 100,000 Maricopa ballots remaining. I think they're actually might be more than that. In fact, I just got a text message here for anyone listening from Arizona, okay? Anyone from Arizona listen to this. I want to, I want to talk about this. He said, by the way, your advice to cure vote was a good one. My wife and I voted at 6 a.m. on election day. My vote was tabulated, but my wife and I, among them, was among the majority of people around whose ballot couldn't tabulate. We checked our status and currently neither of us are currently listed as having voted since the primary. So we're going to have Tyler Boyer on to kind of walk through what to do here, but there is a chance that again, it's a chance. I'm not saying that it's a good chance, but knowing Maricopa's incompetency, there's a chance that there's tens of thousands of ballots in adjudication in different buckets that haven't been tabulated. And that would end up kind of closing this turnout gap that currently is a little bit mysterious right now. So
Mark Morgan Reflects on DeSantis' Migrant Transfer
"Because I haven't asked you in the beginning, mister G and I who has a very good political sense. We looked at the abbot desantis busing migrants thing as a kind of cheap stunt, what difference does it make when you've got millions flooding across the border? But when it arrived in Martha's Vineyard and he saw the national God being mobilized to get him off and get him into a camp, what did you think of that little political play? So I thought, so I was kind of in the dissented opinion when first governor Abbott had it. I actually said it was genius. Oh, you did? I did. Because look, his goal was he knew that wasn't going to change what was happening in southwest border. But what he knew was that it was going to keep it in the top fold. And it was going to show the left that their hypocrisy. And just when I thought governor Abbott had done a good job, and then governor desantis goes, he just kind of won the ups him, right? By sending Martha vineyard. An area probably one of the most richest enclaves and the face of the planet, right? And part of their, they actually billboards as part of their mission statement saying, we welcome and everybody. They have it right there in the harbor. We welcome all immigrants. They couldn't, they couldn't corral them up fast enough and get them out of there so fast. Would have been a camp. Military. Military camp. So one, just a hypocrisy, but I tell you what. I did more interviews. And the 30 days following that, then I had probably 60 days. Sorry, what? If you got people to talk about the border. Even the mainstream media. So
Remember, Republicans Still Won Last Night
"Waking up today would you rather be a Republican or a Democrat? Would you rather be on the winning chamber of the losing team? Because I want to give you a little bit of perspective. The Republicans won. Joe Biden's agenda is done. Joe Biden is an absolute lame duck ineffective impotent president in terms of his gender for the next two years. Can't get it done without the house. That's a win. Ron DeSantis was a superstar last night. That's a win. Greg Abbott, Texas, voters, sending beto home once again. Robert Francis o'rourke lost. That's a win. Stacey Abrams loses again. I think this time she even conceded, that's called a win. I wasn't exactly father of the year. I know I made plenty of mistakes as a dad, but one thing I told my kids over and over again is when you don't get everything you want. Don't lose perspective.
NY Post fires employee for 'vile' takeover of Twitter feed
"The New York Post is fired an employee for what it calls a vile and reprehensible takeover of its website and social media accounts On the post Twitter feed and website there were tweets and fake news stories calling for the assassinations of President Biden and New York congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez both are Democrats False tweets had New York's Republican candidate for governor Lee zeldin making violent statements about his opponent governor Kathy hochul and hurling racist slurs at New York mayor Eric Adams another false tweet had Texas governor Greg Abbott saying he would order border patrol to start slaughtering illegals The post did not say who the fired employee is or how that person managed to hack the paper's accounts I'm Ed Donahue
Texas Is the Cash Cow for Presidential Elections
"If those of you elsewhere are wondering if my state is about to turn purple or turn blue. That's going to be a big fat no here in two weeks from today, Greg Abbott is going to win and it's not going to be that close. Our lieutenant governor Dan Patrick is going to win and it ain't going to be that close. Our attorney general Ken Paxton is going to win. I thought that one might be close. I no longer do. This is a red state. We're going to fortify our role as such. Here's why everybody in Iowa and Utah and Alabama and Florida and Oregon and why conservatives ought to care about this is because if Texas is ever lost, if we are ever no longer a red state, you will never elect a Republican president again. We have 40 honking electoral votes now. 40, we have upped ourselves to 38 congressional seats plus our two senators. That's how you calculate your state's electoral votes. And so we have 40. Now, and so that's an 80 vote swing, an 80 electoral vote, swing. And look at how close a lot of the past elections have been, you take 40 away from the Republican nominee and hand them over to the Democrat camp. That is an 80 electoral vote swing, good luck. So yes, my state is important. And I am spending every day prodding and cajoling everybody listening in my state to get out there and vote our early voting is underway and with that we find an interesting quandary because I have never been a fan of early voting. I'm telling everybody to do it. I'm not stupid.
Sanctuary Cities Forced to Talk About Open Borders
"I want to ask your opinion on a couple of things. Eric Adams, the mayor of New York has been going crazy, lately, completely demanding federal resources saying we have to stop sending these plane loads and bus loads of migrants to New York City into New York State. We just can't deal with it. It's an overflow. It's a crisis. All of these things, and yet, meanwhile, he is cutting commercials talking about the wonderful glorious treatment that they are giving these individuals. They are putting up tent cities that are not ten cities, they're giving them four star hotel rooms and taking care of them in extraordinary ways. How are we supposed to read the impact of a legal immigration on our southern border when these people are being brought into American cities and they're getting mixed messages from leaders like that. You know, I think he's having trouble, you know, justifying what he's doing to his base, right? He gets that national theory. When we first started, we got Democrat marriage, and democratic governors talk about this crisis. And that was and that was bad for the Democratic Party. So I'm sure you've got a few phone calls to The White House. Tell him he's gonna stop complaining. Because he's bringing more attention to the border because before the governor of Texas governor of Florida started shipping these people, you think you're the media talking about it. I think what Abbott and descent desantis did was genius because they got democratic married Democrat government start talking about integration right before the midterms. Should they put this on a front date every newspaper? You know, it was great, but I think at the same time the Democrat mayors and governors are being attacked by their own because they're claiming to be a sanctuary city. But the reason this issue and put it on the front page, I think they're getting hit both sides, but I think what governors, the governors did was great in the out of continuum. Because you got a call out these sanctuary cities that couldn't be sanctioned. They want to be sanctuary for criminals. They don't want ice in their jails, but they don't want to be sanctuary for people who claim asylum this. It doesn't make sense. So we're caught up at hypocrisy of these cities. You know,
Democrat Katie Hobbs Refuses to Debate Republican Kari Lake
"Was supposed to debate Katie Hobbs. Yesterday, Katie Hobbs, even the Democrats are complaining about this woman. Carrie Lake literally called out Katie Hobbs also PBS, but you gotta hear this Katie Hobbs simply refuses to debate Carrie Lake. The people in the liberal press need to demand that your candidate, the one you guys are backing in the liberal press, show up and debate. The people of Arizona deserve this. I promise her, Katie, I promise you, you can write the questions for me. I promise you I won't yell, Katie. I promise you I won't interrupt you. And if you want to have an emotional support animal there as well, I will agree to that. But show up like a grown-up and debate. We have serious issues facing this great state of ours. We've got the narco terrorist controlling our border right now. How in the heck are you going to go up against them if you're afraid to debate me here at PBS? How in the heck are you going to go up against Gavin Newsom? When he's stealing our water and fight back there, and when they're taking our energy, how in the heck are you going to fight for companies to come to Arizona when you have to go up against people like great governors like governor Abbott and governor Kristi Noem and governor Ron DeSantis, Arizona will lose if Katie Hobbs is elected. No doubt about it. And look, I think that's very generous. Carrie Lake says she's willing to debate no matter no matter the format, she's willing to concede anything Katie Hobbs is willing to do. Including the support animal, which I think is a very generous thing. I don't know if that's a gerbil or a snake. I don't know what it is, but whatever the support animal is, Carrie Lakers has volunteered has offered graciously to cover the cost of that.
There Is No Scripture Against Borders
"I hear you like Jesus. Yes, I do. What is Jesus think of Greg Abbott putting migrants on a bus and shipping them up to sanctuary cities? Well, rather than go with my personal politics or whatever. I go to scripture. Again, if the subject is, what is Jesus think about X, Y, or Z? What does God think about X, Y, or Z? It's best not to riff just off your own gut feeling. Go to the evidence. There is nothing. Nothing in scripture that says that countries should not have borders. There is nothing nothing. In scripture that says that lawlessness must be a part of charity. There is nothing in scripture that would seem to frown on the migrant trips to sanctuary cities. Nothing. There's nothing in scripture that says you need to be a sanctuary city. Nothing. Charity and kindness are human. Traits. These are things that we are supposed to show to each other. It is purely a leftist index card, a liberal trope to try to pitch the definition of kindness as coming through the channels through the beneficence of government. Kindness and charity and Christian goodwill are never measured. Never to be measured. By what government does.
LULAC Decries Gov. Greg Abbott's 'Political Stunts'
"Back to lulac. So they are actually suing Abbott because they think that Abbott's tactic of sending the bus loads to D.C. and where else did he send him, not Martha's Vineyard. That was D.C. in New York. Do you see a New York? So he thought, oh, you are just dehumanizing these people. These Latinos, from Central and South America, they deserve human rights. They deserve to have rights. Well, you know, here's the thing. They are breaking the law, right? So really by that logic, that means that if somebody breaks into our House, what we have to feed them, we have to treat them with respect because they broke into our House. Hello? Well, the situation here though is complicated, I think, because even though you're right, that these are people who are not lawfully in the country, in a way they're not like people who broke into your house because you never collaborated with them to get in the house. Think about it. The Biden administration. Yes, but that would be like, say, our community, HOA, collaborating with them without our consent. Without August. Because that's what's happening. Is that the Biden administration is not asking the folks in the Rio Grande. If it's okay for these people to come over or anybody else. Not to mention the Texas as a state doesn't want them. And so governor Abbott in his sense of saying, listen, you guys claim to be sanctuary cities. Yes. You are pushing for. You know, and the brilliant thing about this is that nobody and I mean nobody is down there at the border, filming these people coming in. So what Abbott did, what desantis did is he's making it an issue. He wants the reporters to report about illegals because otherwise nobody else is reporting about a year. No one knows there's illegals in this country,
Effective Action Comes From Texas and Florida, Not DC Republicans
"When we scanned the landscape of American politics, we noticed that there is very effective action taking place at the state level. And I'm thinking now particularly of two states, Florida and Texas, which are really two of the largest, if not the largest red states. And the governors, but not just the governor, the lieutenant governor, the political establishment in the states, seems to be moving on multiple fronts. It seemed initially in Texas that Greg Abbott got a bit of a slow start, at least in this term. And he got battered a little bit because he had a mask mandate on, not for that long. And this was, of course, at the very beginning of COVID and then he decided he thought better of it than the mass mandate disappeared, and it's never coming back. Of course, in Florida, desantis went to kind of full bore and decided we're not shutting the state down at all. So we will deal with the pandemic. We will take the measures we need to. We will provide a treatment that we need to but we are not closing off economic activity and we're not going to stop people from going to churches, none of that. Turned out, I think, in retrospect to be the right call. And desantis has taken leadership in a number of areas. I mean, it's almost like every week or even some cases every day, the guy comes up with something new and just off the top of my head a few initiatives by desantis number one, let's set up an election integrity unit. In fact, I think he calls it an election police unit and they've arrested a bunch of felons who have been voting, so desantis is on that issue. Number two, he is on the issue of woke corporations. And of course, Florida got into a skirmish with Disney. They pulled Disney's special subsidy that allows Disney to operate almost like a city, desantis is all over the so called ESG issue. The issue of, again, large corporate corporate funds deciding that they will only invest in companies that are inclusive in terms of diversity, or companies that are that follow climate guidelines. And decide to say, listen, if you want to do that, you could be my guest, but the state of Florida is not going to be investing in you. We're not going to be putting our pension money where the pension money is being used as a kind of ransom. For companies to move in awoke direction.
Jesse Watters: Why Transporting Migrants Is Brilliant
"This story has certainly moved the needle for Ron DeSantis because Republicans and Democrats alike are looking at this guy and saying, yeah, that's pretty brilliant and why is it brilliant? Simple. Jesse watters at Fox News explains why it is perfectly brilliant. There were live on the ground waiting for a plane full of illegal immigrants to land nearby Joe Biden's $1 million beach house in Delaware. The only way to get the president to react to the open border because CBS spoke to him for 60 minutes and it never came up is to send migrants to his doorstep. He finally said something about the illegals being dropped off where he vacations today. Do you have any comment or response to investor? Did you come visit? We had a bit of a short run. Desantis isn't going to Delaware. It's not a swing state. But every news camera in the country went, have you ever seen this many reporters at the southern border? No. The flight's too far and it's dusty. You know, when Pulitzer is at the border, plus the humidity messes up your hair. Trust me, I know. The only way you can get the media to cover the border is to bring the border to the northeast, where it's a short drive from all of their bureaus. And the journalists, quote unquote, can be back home that night for dinner. He's right. The only way to get Americans to be aware of this is to do precisely what Ron DeSantis and Greg Abbott and Republican governors are doing.
Polls Show Republicans Ahead of Democrats on Immigration
"Nationwide survey from NBC shows Republicans are holding a commanding advantage on the issues of border enforcement and immigration. And now a new poll brand new poll out, I think the Dallas morning news has Abbott up by 11 points over beto o'rourke and beto o'rourke and other Democrats are livid. Over this illegals being sent to Tony Martha's Vineyard or Rehoboth beach Delaware or Kamala Harris mansion, I'm telling you what, this is, this is absolute perfection. Absolute brilliance.
Hakeem Jeffries: DeSantis, Abbott Are Acting Like Human Traffickers
"Hakim Jeffries one day wants to be the Speaker of the House He's a radical moron but then again most of them on the Democrat side are And he held a press conference today and of course the media covered it Why Because he's a Democrat attacking a Republican That makes it news Go The behavior of individuals like Ron DeSantis and Greg Abbott is radical reckless regressive and reprehensible All the four hours he got all the four R's in there Radical reckless regressive and reprehensible And Biden Remarkable Help me What else Go ahead Start behaving like governors and stop behaving like human traffickers Oh human traffickers They remember a phrase human traffickers And so they repeat the big lie like propagandists do Human traffickers
"abbott" Discussed on Awards Chatter
"Some more of those this year. Last two quick ones. You are especially given the response that I cited earlier to the show and the Emmys and all of that. You and the show are really kind of regarded by a lot of people now as the best reason to still watch network TV among obviously the general public still does it in huge numbers. But in the industry and the media, there is sort of a, I don't know if it's slobbery or just an attitude about network TV that's different. And I wonder as that person, what in your mind is the best argument to fight for network TV. That it deserves a spot in the conversation. Now on TV never stopped making compelling work to me. First of all, there are three channels, not just one, and, you know, this is us was one of the most compelling dramas on TV consistently for every season. And hello. I guess there's no Game of Thrones, but also it's super compelling to be able to do act breaks that keep people coming back. Cliffhangers and stuff like that. That's not easy to do. And doing an act break period isn't easy to do. In a lot of cable or streaming television doesn't have to do an act break in the same way that you have to or never TV. That's a real skill. I mean, it's something that I learned when working with Larry and continued to get better at, especially through Justin and pat Justin is so about his act breaks and he reminds me sometimes. That is a real skill. So, and then it's not just Abbott, ghost is killing it. People love ghosts. It's one of the favorite new comedies of the season. And people enjoy. It's almost like if with network two, it's like, look down upon if people are, I don't know, enjoying it. No, it is, it's like if too many people like something, can it be good? I think that is sort of the attitude about a lot of it. Obviously, I think you've put to rest any question of whether it can be good and popular, but it's just kind of amazing that whereas ten years ago or whatever, 15 years ago, everything that was getting nominated for Emmys was from these handful of broadcast networks. You guys are at the moment. Yeah, at the moment, I mean, I would love to see that change, but I also know that my path has allowed me to create a show like Abbott Ford network like ABC. You know, I watched, I'm watching the bear on FX, and I'm like, you know, Abby could have easily looked like the bear. And it wasn't going to. And I love the bear because it's like this darker workplace comedy. I'm just saying that there is art to. And I hope that I hope that more people now go toward the network route. And I think network has a better understanding of younger people, at least ABC does, has a better understanding of the millennial, but I think cable and streaming helps show them that value. You know, when people like Issa went from ABC to HBO, and all these people made these huge big comedies on these networks and on these streamers and cable, network had to kind of adjust. Yeah, you get like your demographic is even changing network because we're the old people in there. I'm only 32, but it's like, yeah, but I'm the target. When you're selling a Dyson vacuum, you're selling it to me. You're selling. I'm the person I can commercials now. I'm like, wow, I really want to try that mister clean us. Well, that leads us in a way to the last question, which is just where do you, where do you see all this going? It's such an exciting, and I'm speaking about for you personally, such a kind of crazy moment, and I know you're so busy that I don't know if you've had time to really process all of it or digest it. But not just not just that bad and all the response to that, but I think it was in the last week or so that we see a still release you're playing Oprah in a movie. This is weird the all jakovic slurry. I mean, there seems to be a lot of stuff going on, so just what's it's not gonna matter. So Abby, Abbott is my focus. I want to continue to be with this show. I feel that I need to be with it directly for the next forever many, you know, I want to keep being here full time, you know? Full-time, fully in the writer's room, fully in production. I'm even having a little bit of trouble this season 'cause it's like fuck, I gotta do all this other shit. Last year we got to make it in the bubble. We're nobody cared. Well this year, I gotta do all this other stuff to kind of take me out of the room. Once again, I am still grateful for all of you, but I'm just saying. I love being with, I love my writers. I love my crew. I love my production stuff. And I love my cast. And it's just incredible. And I want to keep, I want to make sure it continues to be a good show. The little things I've done outside of Abbott have been easy to do. I did a party down one party down. But they only took two days of my time. You know what I mean? And there's "Weird Al" Yankovic thing. It's literally like Daniel being I worked with Daniel miracle workers in him being like, get Quinta, and it's a day of work, and it was super easy to be a part of this incredible film. So it's also, I just want to hype it up. It is such a silly film. I can not wait until. I'm over the moon for I couldn't believe they asked me to be in it. But then there are other things and I'm like, I can't do it. There was a movie I did want to do. That I was just like, that's too much time away from Abbott. I can't do it. So I'm going to keep taking things as they come if it's easy for me to do. Outside of Abbott, I will. Eventually, I'd love to develop another show, but I don't know when, I just want to focus on making Abbott, I love it, and I want to keep making it good. And I have more stories to tell there. And I think with network TV, I've always heard that it's an engine. And I was like, eh. But I'm seeing it now. You know what the 22 episodes? There's this, these become engines, you know? And I just want to make sure the engine is well built. And then I'll go get another car. Well, you're doing amazing work and thank you so much for taking some time away to do this. And can't wait to see this. I was so scared. Because I hate podcasts, and I was reading this all day. I was like, oh my God, I'm like this. This was so wonderful. Thank you so much. It's a treat for me. I'm really excited. I think I first saw your I was oblivious, unfortunately, too. Some of the more meme related stuff, but when I saw black lady sketch, I'm like, she's going places. I got
"abbott" Discussed on Awards Chatter
"Mid season pickup on a network. I would have fully believed there was an option where we did not get nominated at all. And I wouldn't let anyone take that from me 'cause it was like, guys, I just have to feel that way. Yeah, yeah. And still know that we did good work. But the thing about Abbott is, with all these accolades and everything, wonderful. I love them. I'm so grateful. What continues to be the most powerful to me is being able to have these fans, these people who genuinely enjoy watching this show. And they enjoy watching it with their families, and they enjoy sharing it. This week, there was a Comic-Con activation for Abbott, and I'm just my mind is blue. Yeah. I haven't even been to Comic-Con yet as a nerd, but my show has. And these people are, you know, showing up here, having a good time, getting merch, excited to find out which character they are and get their sticker, that if you continue to be, as I told you from before, I want to be able to it's about people for me. I don't, you know, just people, just people who work their jobs, their 9 to 5s, and they get to come home, and they watch one show with their family. And that's what I had with my family. And, you know, for me, still with my family, it's king of queens. Every time I go back home at night, wears down king of queens is at least on one of the TV Land or late night on one of the stations and that is important to me to be able to have created that for people. Is like, I've done my job in it wouldn't have mattered if we were nominated or not. I know that we are giving people 22 minutes of comfort. Yeah. Of laughter. Well, with our last two minutes, I wonder if I could just give you a couple of this is just sort of assorted random stuff. First, I want to get out of the way. The question I have to ask is a journalist. I have my own thoughts about this, but this thing with there's a woman who has now come forward and is claiming that she conceived of all this. Can you? You know, I can't talk about it. You know I'm legally not alone. Okay, but only to give you the chance if you wanted to S.W.A.T. it. I know, and I appreciate that. Honestly, I really appreciate it, but legally. We'll go to the next one. I wish I could. I would love to. Okay, next. How far along are you guys with season two? Anything you can tease about that because many of us are excited about that. I'm super excited about season two. As far as the writers room, we have the entire season laid out. We were fortunate enough to find out about a month ago now that we were getting 22 episodes, which was super exciting for us. We knew that we were ready. We were preparing for that already. Justin help her and my co producer, he already was starting to lay out the schedule so that we could, you know, be ready for 22 episodes. And so in the room right now, we're up to, we have 7 episodes written, we are the a is about to be written 9 and ten are outlined. And that's big. That's really fancy. We only started in, yeah, we're crazy for a long. We only started in May. To testament to the room to the writers to all of us. We have a really good handle on what the show is and it's not hard for us to write. And so, and I'm very transparent with my writers about where I want the season to go, which makes it easy. Well, I've heard you've kind of thought it out for years down the road of generally where it's where it's going, right? Yeah, I mean, roughly, like, yeah, I think, yeah, I think we can get a lot of bang for our buck with this show when I have ideas. But the thing is I'm never like super, super salad. I love my writers because they help me to make ideas bigger or smaller and that's the beauty of having a right. Just perspectives you need. So we're super, we just finished our first week of filming. And it was just incredible. I mean, it was just incredible to be back. The first day, my first scene was with Tyler and Tyler, a little rusty. Like, holy shit, I'm like, did I forget everything? And he's like, he's like, this is how it goes. You got to shake the dust off. We've been out talking about the show for so long. And not doing this show, but now we're back to doing it. And the first day, everybody just had to shake off the dust. And by the end of the week, it was like, oh God, we are so happy to be back straight up in the groove. Randall's block shooting the first two episodes and we're right back where we left off and it just feels incredible. Some of the things I can tell you is, now that we have these 20 episodes, there's opportunity to have arcs that, you know, we didn't really introduce an arc until the end of the first season, which was the superintendent in the funding for the school. That was kind of me testing the waters. Like, can my little show get away with a little arc? Will the audience react to that? Well, and they did. And so now you can expect some very cool arcs I think. Very cool. And then I think other than that, in the first season, we had these guests appearances that I think no one expected. I think you can expect more. That's awesome. It's really fun to play with the world that Abbott is. It's hyper realistic for Philadelphia, but also I play a little bit with the geography of Philadelphia, play with the, you know, what we can attribute what we can say is real life and what it's fun. And I think we're going to experience a lot more of that this year. I think the first episode is great. And I think people will see it again. They're not expecting. Yeah, so I'm excited. I really hope people like it. And I'm so excited to have more fun, like just fun episodes that, you know, aren't necessarily connected to anything. That's why art teacher last year was one of my favorites because it just existed. And hopefully we'll have
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"Words to say, how it needed to be different, you know? And I just felt like without him, we would have been fucked. So then the show got picked up. Randall came on as an EP, and I was with open arms. Because the three headed beasts was me Justin and pet. Right. But then it also became Randall because now we're this forehead. It beasts and Randall is just so intricate to the show's about, we are so grateful. I know I am to get nominated. At all. Let alone for 7. Yeah. I was so sad when I didn't see Randall's nominated. I was like, no. He's so cool. I'll tell you what, the comedy, the comedy series one, even though it's for the producers, I mean that's or for a handful of them. That's still that's a recognition for everybody, right? No, it is incredible. It's the only thing, you know, when we started making Abbott, that wasn't a part of our goal, like our goal was not to get nominated for enemies. It just wasn't, you know, we wanted to make a show that some people would watch. We didn't think it'd be we didn't know it would be a hit. We didn't know any of that stuff. While filming, there were moments where I started to be like, I told cherry Lee Roth that I was going to give her Emmy worthy material. That was your pitch to her, right? Well, actually, you know what I mean? I was like, look, man, you're such a good actor, and I feel like people have had you in the trenches as being Shirley Ralph for a long time, but I want to give you material. Yes. And then when we were in editing, it became very clear. On set, it felt like, oh, we got something good. And the writers room was like, we have something good and then said it was like, wait, this feels real good, and then an editing, it was like, wait a second. Wow. This is really good. And then, but the only thing I wanted once the Emmy conversation began was the series to be nominated because I can not tell you how much, how hard people worked on this show. Yeah, yeah. People who so many people put their love and care into this show and I just felt like the only way to recognize it was like a show nomination. Well, I'm gonna definitely I want to ask you about that in a second. But before we go too far down the chronology, I mean, is it correct that you almost didn't act in the show? Or that was not on your dance card at first. Yeah, I didn't pitch Abbott with me in it. When we were doing it as a cartoon, I really wanted to be in it to do voice acting, but then for some reason I was at this place when we started pitching it to Warner Brothers where I was like, it'd be cool to just focus on making this show. Like I don't really, I don't think I have to be in it for it to be good. I'd love to just sit back and write the show and then kind of got away with that for a little bit with Warner Brothers. And I literally pitched other actresses and stuff. I was like, you know, someone a kiersey clemons type or I had all those and Warner Brothers, somebody Warner Brothers, they actually said to me, you're crazy if you think. We were making this show without you in it. And I was like, okay, I guess I'm in the Chauvin. And was there any other part you ever could have seen yourself playing or it was always jeanine? Noah was always Janine because in the original kind of original pitch of this show, I actually have Barbara as the main character. And then in development, it became this kind of two hander with Barbara and Janine, and I always wanted it to be more of an ensemble comedy, but it just helps to start it off with one or two character focus. And so in the original pitch, she was like, jeanine was a side character. Not the center. And that's the beauty of development development is hell and it sucks, but in the development process for Abbott, we all realize this has to move through Janine's eyes. It has to move through the person who wants to talk to the camera who wants to make the school a brighter place. And it wouldn't have looked the same coming through barbers point of view. Right. And that was a very important part of the development process that absolutely changed what the show could be. Let's just talk about what the response was just to quickly list this out. I mean, it's pretty incredible. The second episode was ABC's highest rated comedy episode since the finale of Modern Family a couple of years earlier, ratings for the premiere were quadrupled after about a month, something that had never happened before for an ABC comedy season one average about 4 million viewers per episode. The show was renewed for a second season a month before the first season's finale, which is not a common thing. And the first season ended up with a 100% rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes, which again does not happen. I think Breaking Bad and we can come up with a couple other very few examples. Then, of course, the fact of just a few weeks ago or whatever with the Emmy nominations, not just best comedy series as the only network show nominated for either best drama or best comedy. There's 16 shows between those top two categories. You guys are the only network representative. It's also got those other 6 nominations. You personally first black person ever to receive three Emmy nominations in one year. This is producing writing and acting. I guess when you hear that all said back to you just what was your what was your reaction and then also also we should say, I'm sure many people would be curious. The reaction of the two people who seem to have most inspired this, your mom and miss out. My reaction is I'm just going with the flow. This is also amazing. It's also incredible. It is so incredible, especially for my cast, you know, not just Cheryl and Janelle and Tyler, who amazing for all individual women. One, they all deserve it. And Tyler, Tyler didn't even expect it nor wanted per se. He was super excited, pushing his support behind just the show and me and Cheryl origin. He's a super smart guy. And one of my favorite, I really hope he becomes a producer one day because his brain on this industry is fascinating. He's been in it since he was a kid. He's not crazy. He's somehow still super stable. So for Tyler to have this accomplishment to me, he's like, it's important. It's important for comedy. Comedy is innate and he's been doing it well since he's been a kid. That proves to you that it's an art form, you know? It's not like a fluke. Some people take this very seriously. Don't purpose, you know, he always wanted to return to a sitcom. I think that's incredible. Cheryl deserves it. Like I said, I mean, she's been in this industry for so long. And I always felt like just with the right material. You know, she would get the recognition she deserves. And she felt that even before the Emmy nomination, just like people seeing how good she was in Janelle, just absolutely deserves it. With her, I was like, are they going to do that thing? But they don't consider because she's new. I felt that way about
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"I had been with my mom in schools all my life, right? I was in her kindergarten class. I went to the same school where she taught from first 5th grade. But it's more than that. It was writing to school with her in another teacher she would pick up his facey and hearing them talk and then being there before the kids got there because I had to get there when she got there and seeing what goes into class into her life before the kids even get there. And then after school, I would come be in her classroom for another two hours while she did all the work she had to do after school and had her conversations with the other teachers and her relationship with the principal, et cetera and I also knew my mom's home life, you know? I knew how much life there was outside of her just being a teacher and people's favorite teacher, but I really got to see the ecosystem of a school. What it looks like behind the scenes and but I didn't realize it until I went back to visit. When I had some separation from this situation and all of a sudden I'm in my mom's classroom for the first time in years, like, and I'm just looking at it, this thing that was so familiar to me, but now looked a little foreign. And it felt like I was just watching TV. I'm just like sitting at my mom's desk watching her kind of kooky principal at the time coming and out and watching her she also was a new school. She had been at the same school for almost 20 years and then she in her before her retirement. She had gone to a new school and she had been there for about three years. So while also was interesting to me is that, wow, my mom's ecosystem looks exactly the same that it did at her other school. Right. Right. That was so, so fascinating to me. She had the same kind of person as her best friend. And you know, in the same kind of relationship with the parents and it looked like she had just transported her classroom to another classroom. With the same problems probably, right? Yes, exactly. And that all was so unique to me. And I think it showed me, this is who my mom is. My mom, it might be one of the few jobs, right? That I believe, you kind of are what you do. Everything else, I feel like my job is what I do. It's not who I am. And I feel that way. I know people don't they would be surprised, but I feel that way about what I do for work. I love Abbott. I'm fortunate enough to love my work. But that's work. It's not necessarily who I am. But with teaching, I think it might be the one job. You know, the kind of person you are very much is to even teach is like all intricately linked and watching my mom's office be the exact or her classroom to be the exact same as it was like, this is who you are. Like, she teaches all the time. You know, she talks to me like I'm a kindergartner still. And so it was just fascinating to me. And I'm sitting at her desk and I'm watching it, and I was like, watching her talk. And I said, this is beautiful. This is a show. I feel like the viewer, but to be here and be in here is what the mockumentary should feel like to be sitting in this classroom the way I am right now. And it went from super funny because, you know, I just look at people and things and laugh, like a crazy person, because I do the same people are naturally so funny. Yeah, yeah. To me and my mom are arguing about me wanting her to retire and her will need to quit comedy and come home. To super powerful when a parent came in at the last minute and brought their kid and talked about her his behavior in the kid play with that was so powerful to me. So to go through that range of emotion, I was like, this is a TV show. And the idea that you just mentioned of it being in the mockumentary style, that I wanted to ask you about how early that entered the picture because you've been very nice about complimenting collaborators you've said Larry wilmore, obviously not on this project, but he helped shape what you've done. And then the other person who one of the other people who I've seen you be effusively complimentary about is this guy Randall einhorn, who had been involved with parks and rec and the office. He's now an EP and I think he directed your first four episodes of season one and the finale, but the fact that those happen to be mockumentary did that was that was he bringing the idea of mockumentary or he came because you already knew that you wanted to do a mockumentary. No, at that point, you know, at that point, Abbott was in my community, because Abbott was in my career in my even when I thought of it as a cartoon. What was always a mockumentary when we, you know, when I wrote the pilot we developed it and I wrote the pilot, it was written as a mockumentary. And then it was time to find directors and I was like, really want someone who's done documentary before. I know this is a different beast. And I need someone who knows what they're doing, because in reality, I didn't, and Justin and none of us had ever done in my community before. And you all we knew was it was different. And so we, the pilot goes out, different directors come to us and some of them, I'm like, have they done documentary? Maybe he's like, no, I'm like, I'm so sorry y'all. I don't mean to be a brat, but I don't want them. I can't figure out how to do this with them. I want someone who knows what they're doing. That's the only way we're going to make a good pilot. Randall einhorn gets back to us. Here's this guy directed, I don't even know how many episodes of The Office Randall directed, but helped develop this style here in America, parks and rec and I'm like, oh my God. So we meet with him and I'm like, holy shit. I was trying to find like a woman or a person of color, but you know, here's the whitest man I know. And but more than him having the knowledge of my he got the show. He got, he got what we were doing. He got what we were trying to do. He understood every at every level, the heart, the humor, and I was like, this is our guy. And he just, without him, there'd be no Abbott as people know it because, you know, I was such a fan of The Office and I'm like, yeah, she looked like The Office. But he said, he was the one that said, but this is Abbott. This is, we're not going to do Talking Heads in the break room. We're going to do Talking Heads in the hallway to show the length of the school and the warmth of the school. And we're not going to have drab lighting, the lighting should be warm, because we're dealing with children not paper. And I'm like, you're so right. And it was stuff I felt in my vision, but I couldn't necessarily articulate. It was such a, I mean, to have him there. And to even help direct is a little, once again, things on new book couldn't articulate. I knew that the acting style had to be different. But he had the director
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"Back to that. It all comes back around and that's why you keep your relationships healthy and everything because we pitched the show. It was a show about BuzzFeed about a girl working at BuzzFeed and you know, she was kind of a bad of the bad girl boss, but like her, it was really cute. We pitched it to ABC and Aaron wernberg sold ABC to me. And I'm like, I had never experienced that before. And I was like, I want to work with them, but this is not the right show. That show is raunchy and it was, you know, I wanted to get darker, hightailed it to HBO Max. And but I kept I left that meeting being like, that was the best meeting of my life. And I will work with that woman. And so then, at this point, what happens is such a train. Okay, so it seems like black lady sketch shows got to come in there at some point there, right? Exactly schedule was actually before that. So blackley sketch show was when I was in blackley sketch show first season, this is so great. I'm trying to give you the timeline. So it's good. I appreciate it. Thank you. Yeah, it sounds like lady sketch shows first season, which was in 2019. And it was costarring and writing, not just. Like a rumor that I can't get rid of. I did not. Okay, well, we are correcting the record today. That's good. I only start in it. I was asked to write, but I honestly really loved the ability to just go somewhere and act. It was so exciting to me. I had been in my own stuff at BuzzFeed for so long. To me, black lady sketch show proved to me that I was a real actor. I was like, yeah. Well, and it's interesting because it's not that far after the end of the world, as we know it, where you wanted nothing to do with that thing. I know. I know. It was so, I don't know. Was it? Because end of the world was so intense. It was going to take my whole life. Frankly, schedule was one month of shooting. Okay. You know, it was one month to shoot and I get to be on HBO. It was bomb. I was like, this is tight. I could do this. And then it proved to me that I can just show up in X somewhere. That was really cool to me. And we should just say, this is their seasons. All three of which have now been nominated for best variety sketch series. This is 6 episode seasons. I guess with 6 sketches each in each episode. Fronting it. We've had her on the pile that was a lot of fun. And Issa Rae is that where you and she first kind of crossed paths because she was an EP, right? That's not where Issa and I first ESA, dude, that's so cool. Your fellow nominee this year for I know. Comedy series. He's gonna actually have lunch. She reached out to me and had lunch one time. Years before that. Wow. And just because she wanted to. I didn't have anything to sell or give her. And she didn't want anything. She just wanted to have lunch. That's why I will forever just fuck with Issa. She saw this other girl doing some cool shit and just wanted to have one. Nice. That's great. Yeah, it was. And that was like, maybe it may be like two years before black lace kisha was even in existence. And then the thing with black lady sketch show, if anyone hasn't yet, watched it. I mean, the title should give a little hit of what it's all about. But I mean, here's a line from April 2022 in The New York Times, quote it's worth remembering that it wasn't that long ago that the title sequence of this show included as many black women as could be found in the cast of four decades of Saturday Night Live close quote. Now, it doesn't mean that Saturday Night Live wasn't great, obviously you were very influenced by it, but it is kind of amazing that on one show. I guess had you ever had an experience where you were around so many other black women in a position of power? No. Not in Hollywood, not in the industry. I mean, I would come from places with many, you know, my upbringing, my everything, as many, many black women in my life, but that I had never seen. And honestly, besides Abbott, I never had the experience again. And I remember after filming black lady sketch show realizing how rare that was to be in one place. It's something that like, you know, why do you get to be on the shows movie shows about the white dudes all the time? But usually when you are a black girl in some, you're the only black girl in something. And I really took that away from my experience on black lady's schedule. I was like, you know what, I want to make sure whatever I make. I'm not the only black girl, because I also think that's too much weight on my shoulders. It was part of what informed well, it's part of what was exciting to me about Abbott elementary is that it just naturally was this world that contains multiple different types of black people. It wasn't a reach. I also don't love diversity casting. I don't love when people don't know what they're doing and they just pluck a person of color in there. I don't like that either. And I don't like stories that do that, you know? If I decide to make a story tomorrow about. I don't know, a store in Beverly Hills, right? I'm going to tell that story. I'm going to tell I'm not going to pop some black people in there for no reason, like, no. This is about white Beverly Hills people. And that's that. Well, and you've said, as that pertains to avid elementary, it's like not that anyone suggested this. I don't think, but sorry, she's not going to have a white boyfriend. Yeah. Wouldn't it be the case? That's just wouldn't if she did, it would take some real explaining, but that's typically not the makeup in Philadelphia. You know, dating is like dating is regional dating is socioeconomic dating is about proximity to. That's more of an L anything. I don't know many women black women in Philly with non black boyfriends. If they do, it's the exception, not the rule. So I like to make sure I'm telling the accurate story of wherever I'm showing the story. So did the black lady sketch show chapter and after just the one season because you were now moving the ball with avid elementary? No, another common misconception. So no, like lady sketch show season two was starting was in pre-production and then COVID happened. And then COVID shut things down and to be honest, I was just a little bit too afraid to go back to work during COVID. Sure. So the deal was, I wasn't, you know, Robin was very understanding, honestly, and I was like, look, man, I don't want to work. They were going back pretty fast. But like this picture was one of the first shows to go back during COVID. I just was not ready. I had had someone very close to me that I have COVID. My cousin, people were dying of COVID left and right. I was like, and at that point, they were the first show I knew of. To go, I don't know of one other show. And that show shut down of COVID, and I knew a girl got extremely sick on the set, so I was just like, I told her, and I was like, I love you. But I can't. I just really can't. I would be just Abbott was not, had we sold Abbott at that? No, because so this was the timeline. First season of black lady sketch show happened when I then sold the HBO Max show after that. The HBO Max show didn't go, right? It didn't go COVID was starting to happen. Likely to sketch those shuts down.
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"To click on it. That was just that's it. It's like our own inherent, you know, racism, so yeah. And how does that it's really this? Did that affect what was BuzzFeed's attitude about that? We're going to screw them or we're going to not put black people in our thumbnails. Oh, yeah, no, absolutely, wasn't that, and it's like what you just said, I can't get mad at, I don't even think people are that aware. I think everyone does it. It wasn't like it was specifically white people. It was like, that was something that a lot of us were programmed to do. Like, just be less inclined to click on something if we saw someone with darker skin color. So I don't know. It was like, well, you're going to get these, you're going to get these black people anyway, so good luck. And so for me, it was always like, okay, I know people are less inclined to click on it, right? But for me it was like, if the content is good, the word will spread. And so that's what I had to work with. And that's kind of the way I operated. I was like, well, the content is going to be good. So the word will spread. It may not be the most viral thing. And it may not be the most, it was never my stuff was never the most viral stuff at BuzzFeed, but I never was trying to make the most viral stuff. I wanted to make good content. Want a better life than you need better sleep. And if you want better sleep, you need the dream cloud hybrid mattress, with 5 layers of comfort, support, and cooling for the sleep you deserve. Order your dream cloud hybrid mattress today and get $799 in savings and accessories with your purchase. Enjoy free shipping and returns. A lifetime warranty, and a 365 night trial. Visit dream cloud sleep dot com today to experience your better life on a dream cloud. This is your summer. That means 6 flags in the taste of an ice cold Coca-Cola. We're talking thrilling coasters, delicious burgers, real moments together and this. Coke is summer refreshment when you need it most, so you can hop on another ride or race down a slide at the water park. 6 flags in Coca-Cola. Come make it yours. Visit 6 flags dot com slash Coke to save up to $20 on passes, plus daily tickets starting at 34 99. So was it basically, I guess, was it as a result of broke finding its audience with selling to YouTube, red and all of that, that I don't think it was that long at the period that you were at BuzzFeed. What led you to say, I'm going to go off and kind of try to make it on my own. Well, yeah, I mean, when broke sold, I remember where I was. I was at a bowling alley. And the grants gave me things. This is nothing, right? I sold my little web series to YouTube red, which no longer exists. And it's like, but for me, it was everything. It was the ability to make something that someone else a show that someone else wanted. And the whole show was filmed, they brought it completely filmed, all the episodes. We were just going to put it out as a web series, but they brought it. And I was like, dang, this is huge for me. I was at a bowling alley. I remember falling under the table and crying happy and my friend Zach cornfield was like, dude, you did it. And that was a big moment for me of knowing that I had the ability to make something that someone would buy. And I knew that's how television worked. So I was like, okay. And no, I stayed in a BuzzFeed for a while after that. For me, it was just, I think it was like 2017 that I left. And it was just that my opportunities were growing outside of BuzzFeed, right? BuzzFeed, it is a 9 to 5 job. And I knew I couldn't continue to work a 9 to 5. And want to write for I wrote on the show called laser wolf, which was one adult self adult women, I couldn't ask my job to let me go for two months to go, you know, right on this Adult Swim show, and when I wanted to do certain acting things, I knew I couldn't ask all from work to go film a pilot in Vancouver. Yeah, no, I mean, I guess it's really amazing. So you say you left in 20 approximately 2017. I believe it was almost 17. And Abbott elementary debuts 5 years later, so we've got in that 5 years basically, a lot of stuff happened that maybe the public didn't necessarily see, but that really was keeping you busy and also maybe probably made it possible for you to make a show like abi elementary, right? Can you explain what was going on in those intervening years? Yeah, so a lot of it was, I was always prepping with my manager to sell a TV show. I was like, I want to, you know, and I was drafting pitches. I was so I could always be ready. My manager actually pointed out to me recently that, you know, I had the idea for Abbott, in 2017, and I didn't even, but it wasn't anything yet. Do you know what I mean? It wasn't like just drafting. I sent him a list of the kinds of shows I want to make. And when it was untitled teacher, I was like, I was like, wow, I didn't even, in my friend Kate, a writer in the room. She's like, dude, you were telling me about the idea when you're balcony in 2016. But you just have an idea, right? You don't know when what is going to materialize. So I was always drafting pitches. I got hired to be a writer on laser wolf, which was huge for me. Like getting hired to write for the first time was just such a big deal. And life-changing. And laser wolf's not this huge show. Or even the show that someone in the air or even the show that many people saw, but for me, improved that I was a real television writer. And then trying to think, what happened between laser wolf and it was me. I didn't attempt to get staffed on writing jobs too much because I was like, I kind of want my own thing and I want to, but I want to make sure it's not time two time consuming and I also pursued acting. You know, I wasn't that interested in acting, but my manager was like, it'd be a crime for you to not audition for things. So I started auditioning and I got hired on my two co producers now Justin halpern and Patrick Schumacher had a pilot called history. Nope, called in of the world. As we know it, and I auditioned for that, reluctantly. I did not want to audition. I did not want to be there. And you can ask us in fact, I was just the most sour Susan. I did not remember I did not know the law. I kind of wanted to take it. I was like, I don't want to be here. I don't want to be, even though this is a pilot for The CW, which if it got ordered to series, would have been more exposure than you'd ever had before. Yep. And I didn't care. I was like, I knew there was some different things that needed to happen. And so I auditioned for it and Justin and Patton and rob Thomas, creator of a party down in a zombie. They told me, they were like, do you want to come back tomorrow? And I'm like, no, I don't, and
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"It's still my manager now. He was like, you know, a way that you can still show up and he's like, it's stand up, and I really think you'd be good at it. And I was like, okay, so I started doing stand up. And that introduced me to that community kind of, you know, my community was growing, and then through stand up, I met just in ten who was one of my writers now on Abbott, but at the time, Justin tan was working at BuzzFeed, and I needed a job. I had gone viral and stuff, but I didn't have any money. Well, because in those in whatever that would have, I guess, 2014, I think is about 2013, yeah. Yeah, it wasn't really possible to monetize directly from Instagram, right? It wasn't. It was not what it is today. There was no, you know, you weren't even and I still to this day do not know if this is true. Someone told me this at an event at VidCon that said my video series was the first series to go viral on Instagram. So this was before that was even a thing, like serializing videos or whatever. So there was no money to be made. I like sold t-shirts with the catch phrases on them, but honestly, I didn't love doing that. It was just not, well, just to remind people, because of the way it worked on Instagram, these had to be 15 seconds or shorter. So for you, I guess it was just like a creative outlet that you initially put up on Instagram because you had had a response from or it actually came out of Friends. One Friends, yeah. It was just a girl with a regular Instagram and killed just showing my Friends a video, you know? And frustrated with what, like the LA dating scene versus Philly? Yes. And I'm not going to I'm not going to ask you to say the catch phrase unless you're willing to, but I do know that it is still so closely almost a decade later. Would you ever believe that this would still be trailing you? No, but I'm learning a lot about myself. He's passed. A few months. I am drastically intentional, even when I don't think I'm being, you know, I think my vision kind of guides me and I'm just always working in accordance with it. So nothing surprises me anymore about what you know. So yeah. Well, so as you say, the series of Instagram videos, which really did go viral before that was common for anything. That's on one level giving you probably good feedback. This is something I really can do well, but on the other hand, I still have to eat. So I needed a job. And so Justin told me about BuzzFeed. He was working there and he wanted me to be in a video for them. Something silly about potato chips from around the world. And I went to go be in the video, but I looked around the place and I was like, I need to work here. I need to work. Once again, talking about vision, because BuzzFeed wasn't at all became well. I was there. But I was like, I can see the path of where this can go. But at the time, it truly was just like taste test videos. There was nothing more to it than that. But I saw a little bit more. And I was like, yeah, I need to work here. And Justin's like, are you serious? You're so good as dead, you know, whatever, but you're done. I was like, I need money and I need a giant house. I love the stability of a job. Like, I don't love capitalism or anything, but I love a day to today. I love working with people. I love it just always has brought me a clarity, you know? To do something every day with people, and I was missing that too at the time because, you know, I wasn't working. I was making stuff, but, you know, anyway, so yeah, that's when I started working at BuzzFeed and then opened up a whole new door of well, and it's interesting because basically what you were being asked to do at BuzzFeed was to make comedy that would appeal across a wide cross section of demographics, which is basically the mandate for a network sitcom. Yeah. Absolutely. And that's when you realize, because again, some people seem to find that not what they gravitate toward, not what they like because they're saying, I don't want to have to please everybody, or there was something about that while you're making videos at BuzzFeed that you found you actually did respond to. Yeah. I have, I loved it. I loved making videos for the masses. I always was like, I want to be able to reach every demographic. And while I was at BuzzFeed, it was almost like my own little personal fight for representation in the way. I was like, I want for people to be able to watch a video with the black girl in it. And feel and feel that it is relatable. And that was part of my challenge of like, I wanted to make something consumable for everybody. And once again, I'm not sure I knew how much I loved sitcoms in how much that influenced that one. I knew how much I loved sitcoms. I'm not sure how much I knew it was influencing influencing me, but that was my favorite thing was to try to make the world very small. You know, I had a series. There are called broke, which was about three black best friends who just were broken Los Angeles. And I was like, I don't care that this is about three black kids. I want someone to be watching this in Japan and loving it, you know? That was always kind of my goal. And it did, in that case, I think sultan YouTube read, right? It did get a bigger audience. And I wonder though how much were you aware at that time, I think you've talked about it since, but there were supposedly YouTube studies and things saying that and I don't know whether to be, I guess you don't get angry at the study. You get angry at the people who they were studying, but there was some bullshit that people did not click as often on. Absolutely. Tell me, tell me what you can describe it better than I can. What was the study? Well, I mean, that was something we knew working at BuzzFeed. If there was going to be a black person or another person of color in the thumbnail, the viewer was user of YouTube or whatever was less inclined
"abbott" Discussed on Awards Chatter
"abbott" Discussed on Awards Chatter
"Know, I was a dancer. My mom was a dancer, and so she also it gave me a love for the stage. I think dancing and performing. And then as I got older, became, you know, when I went to college, I studied advertising, because I was like, man, it'd be cool to make commercials that's kind of like, you know, you get to be in the funny world, but not really, but then as I studied advertising and I realized I didn't really want to do that. But I did love the creative aspect of it. Which kind of led to everything just slowly was drawing to what was my first love, which was comedy. And sitcoms, really, specifically. Even what I did, like black lady sketch show, it was cool to be a part of a sketch show, but I was like, man, I really would love to be a part of a 22 minute comedy. And that was like making Abbott. It was just something I need to be in to be in one. Well, and I'll definitely, I guess, go back and hit on a couple other things along the way there, but it is interesting. And others have certainly noted this too that. All the reference points that you mentioned are the same ones that I had growing up. Those same shows, I love them. And I would think for our millennials, the last thing in a way that somebody might predict, you would be drawn to do if they didn't know how important sitcoms were to you as a kid would be the sitcom. Because we kind of came of age at the time of, of course, the platinum age of TV with cable, and now you're kind of such a kind of launched in a way by the Internet. And so we're streaming live. So it's interesting. I guess we'll come back to more of why some people see the 22 minute format as and broadcast network TV generally as constricting some people also, other people respond to working within confines, very well, I know that was like, for instance, Aaron Sorkin said that, which was. Absolutely. Yeah. So just to make sure we hit on an important thing that's also going to come up, of course, later, you start out in kindergarten and your mom's class, I guess, through 5th grade, you're in that same school. And then when you have to go off to 6th grade, it's at another school. And this is where enters the picture, somebody by the name of miss Abbott. That's right. So why was she so important to you that decades later, you named a show after her? I think because, you know, all right, so at first, the name of this show was hairy elementary. It was named after the school that I went to where my mom taught and it didn't clear that I had to get out of get another name. And I said, well, who would I love to bestow this honor? And I thought of my favorite teachers and miss Abbott. It's almost a thing like I didn't know she was my favorite when I had her. I didn't even know she was my favorite by the time I graduated high school. Or anything like that. It was when I was put in this position to name something special after someone, I thought about everything she did for me, and what a lasting impact she had on my life just, and it's stuff you don't know while your kid, but her teaching us how to be responsible with money or turning our whole classroom into a planetarium for the rest of the school to walk through. And I was a little scaredy cat when I got to her class because I never not been at the same school that my mom was at. And it was scary to me. And she really took me in and gave me confidence for sure. And these are all just wonderful qualities that a teacher has and I was so bad because I have so many other amazing teachers. And hey, Abby cleared, and I was like, you know what? What I was like, I like the ring of this. I like it. I love it. It was simple. It was easy. And I loved the ring of Abbott elementary. Yeah, so it worked, but yeah, she just was incredible. And still is. I've talked to her recently. She's just so great. That's awesome. Yeah, and folks who want to have a good time should bring some tissues and go on YouTube and watch the Jimmy Kimmel episode with you. And a special appearance. So what was it though in, I guess, starting in high school and then really picking up along the way into college that made you look at comedy as not just something that was a lot of fun and you enjoyed. But that was something that could be that you might want to dissect and really study even while you're studying advertising and broadcasting. It seems like it got a lot more serious. It did. You know, I was in college and was watching SNL and just started becoming obsessive. I was like, how do these people, you don't just, you know, walk up to mister SNL and get a job, like there has to be something to this, and there's an art to what they're doing. And also it was at the time where my SNL error, when I was in my 20s, was Andy Samberg had just gotten on the show, Kristen, I remember Kristen Wiig's first episode, and I remember being blown away. I had never had that experience before of seeing someone's first episode because I had just started. And so she was on it and I started realizing that these people know these other people. I'm like, wait, the people on this show know the people in the office, this is a community, you know? How do they do it? So I started researching and then I started being like, aha, I knew there was a place and that's when I started finding out about UCB and second city and groundlings. At the time, I had a boyfriend who actually was the next boyfriend. He was living in Chicago, but we were still super in touch. And I said, I found out that second city was in Chicago. And I was like, I really want to see what this is like. I just want to see. I looked down. And I just say this is while you're going to college at temple in the Philadelphia area. So Chicago's what a couple hours train rides. Two hour plane ride, okay. My first plane ride was to Chicago to go to second city. Okay. This is back when plane, you know, planes could be, it could be cheaper. Somehow fight was like $90, which was a lot for me. Yeah, sure, sure, sure. So I go, I don't tell my parents, but I go and stay with my ex and I'm like, I find out they have a winter course, so I went over the winter break, and it was just a weeklong course. I said, let me just see. And I went and it was just that feeling of like, I'm home. Looking at the walls and seeing all these people and like, oh my God, they all were here. They all touched these floors or whatever. So I started taking the classes and the teacher, her name is Shelly gassman. She took a real liking to me and even being someone who had made their career out of comedy like she had written on SNL and to me that was just unreal. I was like, you write on, you know? She told me, I really think you should take the writing course. Instead of writing course, and I just took the extra person on it. And I think that was the first time it dawned on me that, oh yeah, this stuff is written.
"abbott" Discussed on Awards Chatter
"Everyone and thank you for tuning in to the 454th episode of awards chatter. The Hollywood Reporter's awards podcast. I'm the host Scott feinberg. And my guest today is a comedic phenom, who is blowing up at the moment, having created and served as a producer and writer and the principal star of the ABC sitcom Abbott elementary, which has been described by The New York Times as quote the best new network sitcom of the season close quote and quote the kind of comedy that network TV needs. With the guardians suggesting quote, it has Parks and Recreation sense of community, modern families, precision tooling, and Ted Lasso's charm. But as its own hilarious thing. The first season of the show about the struggles of teachers in a Philadelphia public school rolled out between December 2021 and April 2022, and quickly proved to be something special. It's second episode was ABC's highest rated installment of comedy since the finale of Modern Family a couple of years earlier. Ratings for the premiere were quadrupled after about a month, something that had never before happened with an ABC comedy. Season one overall averaged about 4 million viewers per episode, the show was renewed for a second season, a month before the first season's finale, and the first season ended up with a 100% rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes. Oh, and earlier this month, the show received 7 Emmy nominations as well, including best comedy series, making it this year's only network show nominated for the top drama or comedy awards. And my guess is personally nominated in three categories, producing, writing, and acting, which is a total never before achieved in a single year by a black person. I'm talking about one of Time Magazine's 100 most influential people of 2022, Quinta Brunson. Over the course of our conversation, the 32 year old and I discussed what led her to comedy and to create web content, including what proved to be the first viral Instagram video. What it was like subsequently working on projects like the first season of HBO's a black lady sketch show. While quietly trying to sell a show of her own, how her mother, Norma Jean Brunson, and her 6th grade teacher, Joyce Abbott, helped to inspire abbot elementary and why she wanted the show to air on and deeply believes in the future of network television, plus much more, and so without further ado, let's go to that conversation. Hi, what's up? Thank you so much for joining us. And great to have you on the podcast. Normally I begin with a question I'm going to come to in a second about just where our guests were born and raised with their parents did for a living. But first, I need you to help me understand. I always thought that QU I NTA was Quinta is, so are we all saying it wrong? Or what's going on? No. Quinta is another pronunciation of my name. Someone say that is the correct pronunciation. I've kind of grown up my whole life being called both Quentin and Quinta. Okay. I am the 5th child Quinta means with and it's actually something I had to land on when I became more of a professional in my field when deciding which one I wanted to go by. And I decided to go by Quinta, but what's hard about it is I don't always pick up when someone is calling me. Quinta, because I'm so used to it. Right. Right. So it's funny you bring this up. I was on a red carpet the other day, and the one woman said, Quinta, you know, who was taking pictures in the rest of the people. We're like, Quinta Quinta, everybody's confused. And I didn't even catch it. My peel, so I'm upset. And I was like, wow, I didn't even hear it. I'm just so used to hearing both versions. So yeah. All right, well, thank you for clarity. Now I can sleep well at night. So all right, now for the usual question, just can you share for anyone who may not know where were you born and raised in what did your folks do for a living? I was born in west Philadelphia, born and raised in west Philadelphia, trying not to sing the theme song. Me too, me too. I'm proud of both of us. And my mother was a teacher. And my father was, he managed parking lots. For a living. It seems so mundane, but I found it to be very cool. Sure. No, I've always thought that's the American Dream. One time payment and then let it just keep collecting. Exactly. Now, your mom, it was always kindergarten that she taught her did that change over the years. She talked kindergarten for most of her career. She had switched to first grade. I remember one year. And she wanted to go back to kindergarten. Okay. And that was good because you were when you were in kindergarten that worked out nicely, right? It did. She was my teacher, yeah. Yeah. So in your memoir, she means well. And I will just repeat that for anyone listening at home that is. You talk about the fact that your family that when you were growing up was quite observant, Jehovah's Witnesses. And how that may have shaped you and I wonder if you can maybe give a little version of that now just how you think it might have affected you as a kid. I think for growing up Jones witness, it just, for me, as a kid in west Philadelphia, I think it gave me some type of religion gives a lot of people, but it gave me some guidelines, you know? It helped keep me safe in Philadelphia and keep me out of trouble. Joe's business is a very strict, it's a very strict religion. I wasn't allowed to do so much that when I did become passionate about something, it was often something that I that was in wine was kind of my principles at the time, like I felt like, oh, this feels like it's part of my purpose. If I really want to do it because I had all these rules and guidelines and fears of God, but then there were some things that I was like, ah, I absolutely got to do this. I think this is in line with what I'm wearing. I felt that way about comedy. You were talking to him any other jobs when it says and they would not say the same thing, but I felt that I had kind of a purpose in that arena that aligned with my religious beliefs at the time. So to connect the dots, I guess, to comedy, I guess there's first dance, and then dance somehow leads to acting, which somehow leads to comedy. Yeah. Connect those dots if you don't mind. Well, how many was always there? That's another thing my family, we spent so much time together, and we watched so much, we watched a lot of comedies, things that were the whole family could enjoy. Like a big one in our House was all of the Nick at night TV shows, all of the shows that became Nick and night TV shows in my era. So the Brady bunch, Mary Tyler Moore show, Bob Newhart show, they all became really important to me, those sitcoms, they represented togetherness, things I could watch with my family, things I was allowed to watch. And for that reason, you know, I really loved comedy more than I was willing to admit. I think, and as I got a little bit older, I started to find kind of my own things I loved all that was really big to me. I just thought it was fascinating. These kids, you know, doing sketch comedy was so incredible to me and my older siblings kind of sharing comedies with them because it's what we also had in common. Ace Ventura pet detective made my brother and I Friends. I think without that, I'm not sure we would have gotten a lot. And so, you
"abbott" Discussed on Fresh Air
"I mean, it's something you really have to think about now. You have different kinds of decisions, and you just have a different place in the world. Yeah, well, you know, I have a big large family to take care of, so I'm taking care of my family with the power part. I don't know. I'm still examining that, examining what that means for me. I don't know how much I've liked the idea of that, but that doesn't mean it's not the case. So a lot of times it's about how I can be a good leader, how I can hopefully continue to maintain a positive work environment on Abbott, you know, there's somewhere close to 300 people who work on the show. I want to continue to be a good leader of this group that something I have to do and maintain a good work environment. And it's also about, I guess, so far it's about managing. You know, what to do with this new found attention, you know, for instance, one of the decisions that we made as a group with the studio and the network was instead of marketing the show. We're doing well, right? And hopefully I don't regret this, but we're doing well. We have very good ratings. People are watching the show. It was like, well, how about we put this marketing money towards something else? And we chose to put the marketing money towards supplies for teachers. And it's about being able to make those kind of decisions that really excite me. Things that can really materially help people. And I think other than that, you know, I've been prepared for this for a long time. And so I'm just going to keep doing what I have been doing. Well, congratulations on the series. And I just want to say, you know, somebody who got fired after 6 weeks teaching 8th grade. I have such respect and I'm in such awe of teachers who really know how to do it. And who create safe, respectful environments for their students, where their students can really thrive and learn. And I'm grateful to you not only for providing a.
"abbott" Discussed on Fresh Air
"But I love those teachers, those teachers who just have that kind of magic touch and the kids respect her and listen to her and we'll do what she says. And while chaos is might be happening all around, her students will not be in chaos. How do they do it? I've always wondered, how do they do it? I don't know, you know, my mother has that ability. And that character Barbara Howard is loosely based on my mother. It's something I've watched her do for years and continue to do, to just get a room of children to act right with nothing more than a look. I just think it's a gift. You know, one interesting thing about it is I think my mother has just as much respect for her students as they do for her. And I think that relationship creates a bond. And I think that's very important. That's an important part of that power. No, I know another inspiration for this series was a teacher that you had when you were in 6th grade, wasn't it? Yeah, when I was in 6th grade, my teacher, miss Abbott, who was my first teacher in a new school that was away from my mother. That was my first time going to another school and having this teacher who I was scared. You know, I was scared to go into the real world or what I looked at is the real world at the time. And she just took me under her wing, and I really give her a lot of credit for, you know, helping me leave the nest. So to speak and she was just incredible and incredible teacher who put her all into making sure that her students felt special and were ready for the world. What did your mother do or what did miss Abbott do to reward and to punish kids? Because I think that's always a tough one, you know? Like what should the rewards and punishments be? Rewards are fun. Rewards can vary. My mom, a kindergarten teacher, a star, a nice gold star, can really brighten up a kid's day. And then I think miss Abbott did things like fun trips and fun fun trips and just fun things like doing murals and stuff like that felt like rewards. And honestly, just positive reinforcement, just building confidence, you know? Getting in a, it feels like a reward when you're teaching well when you're doing the job well for your students. I think for punishment, that's a hard one because I think it varies from child to child. I will say about both my mom and miss Abbott, I don't think punishment is really in their vocabulary. I think they always have to look at it as a broader issue. Why is this child acting out? What is going on at home? What's going on in their behavior pattern in this classroom? Because they get to know these students. Very often for my mom, the child that misbehaved the most was kind of like her favorite student by the end of the year. She would have this weird relationship where she would come home and my family would know, okay, this is your problem child this year, but it's also like your favorite child because you come home and talk about them every day..
"abbott" Discussed on Fresh Air
"This is fresh air. I'm Terry gross, the new hit sitcom. Abbott elementary about the teachers in a majority black under resourced elementary school was created by my guest Quinta Brunson, who also stars on the show. Before getting her own show, she was known for her viral short videos and series on the Internet, like the girl who's never been on a nice date. She was a producer and actor for BuzzFeed video and was a cast member on the first season of a black lady sketch show. Inhabit elementary, she plays a second grade teacher in a Philadelphia school. She's pretty new at the job, and has remained fired up by idealism, but is still pretty naive. The series is a mockumentary. In this scene, from episode one, she's in front of the camera describing herself. What she says is interspersed with a scene from her classroom. She's given her students to the count of three to do what she's told them to do. She's already up to 8 when this scene begins. I'm Janine teagues, I've been teaching second grade here at ebit elementary for a year now. 8. 9. As a product of the Philadelphia school system, I'm proud to say I survived and now teach here today. All right guys, so there have been three presidents since this one, okay? It's an old book, so here's where I taped in the others. I'd say the main problem in the school district is, yeah, no money. The city says there isn't any, but they're doing a multi-million dollar renovation to the eagle stadium down the street from here. But we just make do. I mean, the staff here is incredible. They're all amazing teachers. I really look up to.
"abbott" Discussed on Monster Movie Fun Time Go
"They take a lot of liberties. With frankenstein with dracula but i also enjoy his performance in that movie and he plays him in a couple of the other. Ones in house of dracula house frankenstein. Of course frankenstein. Meets the wolf man and he is constantly in this state of torment because he's cursed well and it seems that he can't die he's killed in the first movie but then he comes back to life so he can't just often self to deal with the curse. Some of the movies are trying to find a way to overcome the curse in this one. He's just trying to stop dracula and frankenstein's monster. I found it a very interesting combination. That costello could be that silly and yet wolfman could be that real. Yeah that most of most of the mosser stuff is played pretty straight while they're doing their goofy abbott and castelo stuff. This is the last time that we see dracula or frankenstein. The wolf man in the universal pictures but abbott and costello would go on to meet the invisible man. Dr jekyll we have a cameo or man this movie. But then there's a full movie. And dr jekyll and mr hyde and the mummy and they met the creatures from the black lagoon. Oh some just tv special or ashley. That's about the only other one that i have seen went to see that the military base in germany when i was in high school and oh my goodness we were all terrified with friends at beside me. Got under seton screen. I know memories of what it was like but then we had to all come from the movie theater military basis at the small and him supposedly say thank now teenage girls walking home in the dark but we walked home from the movie theater but we got ourselves really scared. Walking home after that movie creature was gonna get you. I was thinking. I never seen harmless idea. Just because my friends went to see it. And then. I regretted at once. I got there. It was too scary to be enjoyable. Maybe i need to see that when again to see if it's roy that scary high habit the i should give it a try. I federal questioned about their careers if they had played..
"abbott" Discussed on Boring Books for Bedtime
"The whole line cd. We'll be rather shorter. Perhaps than that of a full-sized woman and will shade off more rapidly towards its extremities but the identity of the colors would give you an immediate impression of identity of class making you neglectful of other details bear in mind the decay of site recognition which threatens society at the time up the color revolt add to the certainty that women would speedily leaned to shade off their extremities so as to imitate the circles. It must then be surely obvious to you. My dear reader that the color bill placed us under a great danger of confounding a priest with the young woman how attractive this prospect must have been to. The frail sex may readily be imagined. They anticipated with delight the confusion that would ensue at home. They might hear political or ecclesiastical secrets intended not for them but for their husbands and brothers and might even issue commands in the name of a priestly circle out of doors. The striking combination of red and green without addition of any other cars would be sure to lead the common people into endless mistakes and the women would gain whatever the circles lost. In the difference of the passersby as for the scandal that would be followed the circular class if the frivolous and unseemly conduct of the women were imputed to them and asked the consequent subversion of the constitution. The male sex could not expected to give a thought to these considerations even in the households of the circles the women were all in favor of the universal color bell. The second object aimed at by the bill was the gradual demoralization up the circles themselves. In the general intellectual decay they still preserved their pristine clearness and strength of understanding from their earliest childhood familiarized in their circular household with the total absence of color the nobles alone preserved the sacred art of site recognition with all the advantages that result from that admirable training of the intellect hence up to the date of the introduction of the universal color bell. The circle said not only held their own but even increased their lead of the other classes by abstinence from the popular fashion. Now therefore the artful irregular whom i described above as the real author of this diabolical bill determined at one blow to lower the status of the hierarchy by forcing them to submit to the pollution of color and at the same time to destroy their domestic opportunities of training in the art of site recognition. So as to enfeeble their intellects by depriving them of their pure and colorless homes once subjected to.
"abbott" Discussed on The Chad Prather Show
"You know when people come up and say donald trump really endorsed greg abbott. Did sean hannity really endorse greg abbott. You know and i'm like yeah i did. There's a lot of people that jumped on. An airplane flew to mar-a-lago and said Dawn check yourself folks. It used to work for trump. They've all the several of them gone down. What are you doing man. That's another story. But what i get a lot of. Is people saying well chat. Why are you doing this. We've got a republican governor in the state of texas. Why are you guys getting involved. You're just gonna steal votes and give this to a democrat and it's like i want to encourage you. Comeback read six for dummies. It's not how the primary process folks. Greg abbott been what twenty five years. They've groomed him ultimately to be the president of the united states. That was the lord's plan. Char he got a big fat goose egg in the straw poll cpac. That pissed flew all over now. He was so mad. Yeah you know. Yeah that's why and then suddenly all of a sudden you lifts the mask mandates but again. I keep making the jokes about the that. How self unaware can you be on texas independence day. He makes the announcement that he's going to remove. The masks made the announcement from a mexican restaurant. People texas independence day. It's like you gotta be more aware of what you margaritas day. We celebrate our independence from mexico. You did it from a mexican restaurant. This is the kind of things. I just kind of catch me but the the primary process. Yeah why is it important. How's it work. It's it's it's super important and you know in a in a solid red state which is texas east to be till we got a bunch of rhinos in there But in a republican state. The election is in the republican primary okay. There's no reason for us to believe that. A republican aren't going to take the entire slate all the way down so who is on. That slate is is the argument in the primary. This is where conservatives get a chance to onto honestly have their vote matter more because there's less people who are going to be involved it takes less people to get your guy on there and i will just tell you from my experience down there. I was stabbed in the back. More by fake republicans more than the democrats because at least they square up. And you're you know you know where they stand on the issue Republicans are lying to you about it but but but he. but here's the bottom line this race that you guys are in right now..