34 Burst results for "Al Franken"

Biden’s Executive Order on Bitcoin: What Does It Mean?

The Doug Collins Podcast

02:39 min | 2 months ago

Biden’s Executive Order on Bitcoin: What Does It Mean?

"So let's start off frankly, I just want to get a few things out of the way on this Biden executive order that's going to be that he signed and what it means. And also some concerns about it. The first officer legitimizes Bitcoin. I think if you look at it from that perspective, it talks about the fact that it has a $3 trillion market cap that it expanded increased over 14 billion just in the last 5 years. For the for really the administration to admit that this is a legitimized player. Now we've heard a lot of discussions on attacks on Bitcoin and the uses that it has that could be nefarious uses are illegal uses. But I think the overall tenor of this executive order says, okay, this is a legitimate path, a legitimate currency, a legitimate issue that we as a government are addressing. And we're going to say we legitimize it. And now we're going to talk about how we're going to deal with it. Of course, in dealing with it, the scary thought about anything with Bitcoin or anything that the federal government comes up and decides that they actually want to start investigating or being a part of is what do they do? And is the regulation or is the interest that they take in a certain industry going to be worse and basically kill the ingenuity and the sort of the atmosphere of Bitcoin that is allowed it to thrive and that is the privacy aspect that is the that it being not being tied to a currency and that it actually grows on its own. And we're seeing this as it is and it's not being some marginalized to the side. This executive order from President Biden actually legitimize it. There are some things though that Al Franken, I want to point out that concern me about this, and we'll be talking about this. Is any time you see a executive order and I have the executive order as I'm sitting here with and I'm looking over it. It says, when it starts and the talking points are protect. When it says protect U.S. customers investors and businesses protect U.S. global financial stability. And mitigate system risk. I just want to be aware here. The interest is when they start saying they're doing this to protect something or to protect you. It's going to come with regulations in which they believe what is best. One of the great things about Bitcoin is the simple fact that it has grown in and of itself. It is grown out there with people taking a look at it, deciding if they wanted to be a part or invest in it or own Bitcoin. And this is sort of been the process from day one. The privacy aspect of it. So I will just say this. Directs department of treasury and others to start looking into this. It doesn't give it's not as restrictive as many thought it would be. So that is a good thing, but I want you to always be aware and one of the things I want to talk about that I've tried to share on this podcast is we very concerned when government wants to protect

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Former NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo Eyes Political Comeback

Mark Levin

01:01 min | 3 months ago

Former NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo Eyes Political Comeback

"You notice how they're all worried about the American worker now you know Democrat government Remember the great Andrew Cuomo shutting down businesses left and right people dying left and right in nursing homes as he's shoving COVID infected people into nursing homes Hey I'm just following the science no actually you're doing the opposite of the science Hey The great Andrew Cuomo Mister Hans like Al Franken did you see that out Franken in this thinking about running for the Senate again You see the Democrats they get four or 5 years and then everyone forgets what they did You forget what they did We'd like our back Old touchy feely house Good guy Hey how are you But anyway I think Cuomo he'll be back He's already said he wish he didn't resign Sure He'll be back why not He said Democrat You had Ted Kennedy trapp aquatic Ted He was back They're all back

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The Daily Signal Exposes Marc Elias as a Curse to the McAuliffe Campaign

Mark Levin

01:01 min | 7 months ago

The Daily Signal Exposes Marc Elias as a Curse to the McAuliffe Campaign

"So I should point that out We'll keep an eye on him a mark Elias I think I've talked about him more than anybody else Let me just point out That this is from the daily signal Laura Mark Elias has in some ways been the Democrats Forrest Gump of election controversy showing up in the most high profile election cases of the past two decades His involvement spans the improbable Senate victory at comedian Al Franken in O 8 to litigation both before and after the 2020 election The law is reputation may have been the reason a spokesperson from Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry mcauliffe suggested the campaign try to kill quote unquote a Fox News story that the campaign paid 53 grand a higher Elias I would suspect the reason they wanted to kill the stories that Mark Elias clients are often candidates that lost elections And all candidate wants to give the impression they're worried about losing said our friend Hans von cops key to the daily

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Biden vs. Kavanaugh Sex Allegations Show Democrats' Jaw-Dropping Hypocrisy

The Charlie Kirk Show

01:50 min | 8 months ago

Biden vs. Kavanaugh Sex Allegations Show Democrats' Jaw-Dropping Hypocrisy

"Moore back during the brett cavanaugh. Hearings that was three years ago. It's amazing to think three years ago. Brett cavenaugh stood in front of the united states senate to be confirmed to the united states. Supreme court you remember how the media covered brett cavenaugh as an attempted rapist. You see revolutionary movements like rich versus poor poor versus rich women against men and black versus white are helpful as a means to an end to get political power. The brett cavenaugh example was a great example of how they were trying to use a moment of a movement to try to get political power but if actually ever threatened one of their own they might send andrew cuomo out to pasture but they could replace it with the democrat. They might send an al franken out to pasture but they can replace it with a democrat but if ever was sending a joe biden out to pasture which means that a republican become president. No way because power in regards to what the left values what they prioritize is much higher on the hierarchy than actually caring about believing all women play cut sixty eight and attempted rape as though yes my supreme court nominee may be. An attempted rapists is attempted. Rapes potential attempted rape attempted rape. This is charge of attempted. Attempted rape a curry that is so critical to the nomination of judge. Cavanaugh high school drunk at attempted rape and attempted rape. This is a small example of what we had to deal with three years ago. But of course. Joe biden under credible accusations of groping women who worked for him tara reid and otherwise ignore it because we need him to become president so we can control the executive branch of the government

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"al franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

The Al Franken Podcast

05:50 min | 9 months ago

"al franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

"And i want to sit down. I did but blocking me. It was a little crowded. I needed to get past the guy who was sitting in front of a poll and he was leaning forward a lot And reading his phone almost deliberately blocking anybody who wanted to pass him and he looked kinda he looked a little little angry Kinda like eminem but without the talent not a no talent eminem. He was at kind of blonde ish. Short reddish hair. He was wearing a university of miami muscle shirt and Look thrilled guy. But i was very polite. I just said excuse me sir I'd like to sit down right there. And i was wondering if you could just pull back a little past. And he seemed irked by that and But he did pull back just enough. That i could get through and i sat down and not directly across from but went over for that well. He wasn't wearing a mask and We started up. And i'm thinking i wonder if he's going to put on his mask and of course he doesn't sell me. Oh i i guess like an idiot i just say excuse me sir. This happens to me a lot. I get on the subway and i. I forget that i haven't put on my mask. I just forget that. And so i was wondering if you could just put on your mask and he says. Do you want me to fuck you up so now a lot is going through my head. Okay i know. That's that's the first thing is going through my head. No i don't want that secondly Now it's part of my brain is I guess the flight or fight and there's nowhere to go. So maybe the fight thing gets going and i think the myself. I was a high school wrestler fifty three years ago. So i could get i go. I go gophers his legs. I know i had to shoot a takedown and Probably get him on his stomach. But then i think no i want. He's young and he looks kinda strong and really angry. And i don't want my pressed to be al franken shit beaten out of him on the to train. I don't want that. So i this is what i do. I don't say a thing But i as a concession to my mail i hold i contact and do a kind of really with my is now. Just my is. Because i got my mask but that's as much as i can do as a lot going on in me. I and i can't define all but then beat. Beat the guy across from him next to me. Says you really should put on your mask and Talentless eminem says i've.

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"al franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

The Al Franken Podcast

05:11 min | 9 months ago

"al franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

"Today's podcast is a conversation with a ben. Rhodes who is deputy national security adviser for president obama and we talk about afghanistan. Of course our twenty year war on terror. We took our eye off the ball in our our foreign policy and ignored things like climate and china and democracy all to our into the world's detriment then yesterday the terrorist attack at the kabul airport Leaving a lot of people. Dead including thirteen american servicemen Sometimes i say this. Podcast is like the daily without the resources of the new york times. And that's that's a joke. It's just me. And peter and we have the very talented celia engineering in new york with us today here. So we recorded with. Ben rose on wednesday before the attack. Ben warns about the possibility of that attack in our conversation. This is is just another very sad day in this war. Very tragic exit. I discuss the various miscalculations. Intelligence failures led to chaos. We've seen in in kabul. I of course was a. Us senator from two thousand nine two thousand eighteen in two thousand nine as we were ramping up the surge in afghanistan. I went with michigan. Senator carl levin carl who was a great senator And died just a couple of weeks ago Was at the time the chairman of the armed services committee We spend a couple of days. There stayed at the embassy. Met with the ambassador. Met with general mcchrystal commander at the time with the general in charge of training. The afghan troops met with a few members of the afghan parliament. Basically it was a dog and pony. Show the the only valuable information. I i got really Came from a member of the parliament. We had dinner at the embassy. He told me that afghanistan was tribal. And that you're only held in esteem. If you were corrupt on behalf of your tribe you took care of your own. That's what made a good man. Someone who is loyal to his tribe and took care of them to this day. That's the one piece of information i got as a senator that has helped me make sense of how doomed the idea of nation building was there from from the beginning a few months ago i had bill kristol the.

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"al franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

The Al Franken Podcast

04:40 min | 9 months ago

"al franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

"Terrific shows so we can air new ones each week and and thanks for listening These were what we call evergreen shows. We had Brian fogel about The brutal murder of jamal kashogi. Who's the producer of of the dissident We had adam serwer of the land monthly on his book. The cruelty is the point. Which makes it very convincing case. That trump steve miller at all were trying to tell certain people immigrants say that We're gonna make your life so miserable. We're going to separate immigrants from their children and do nothing to keep track of them so that we can traumatize families and that will discourage these people the they didn't want from making the trip in the first place and that was something. The trump people did not in spite of the fact that it was cruel. Being cruel was the added benefit. And we had norman lear who who did the opposite. A lifetime of creating comedy. The gave us Over a half century of laughter and who's pointless to great joy and provoke understanding feelings of commonality and we had just a great string of shows. You know for a change now. Peter i don't. I don't think we'd ever put more than two good shows back to back before this But maybe you should take a five week break. You know every year with your boys. An unprecedented run of perfect shows. I can't believe it. Yeah i mean barely ever a good show and this is five in a row truly amazing and so again. I think maybe you and your boys should take a trip across the country every great. I'll see i'll see it another month and a half but you had a great time We did man. We had the best time. This is unbelievably beautiful country. Well I i think that's a great thing for you and your voice to do and Do it every year This week a new show. Normally i'd say after run a great shows that we were due for one of our many turkeys but No because Laurie garrett and anti slammed her with us to tell us where we are at this point in this pandemic A perfectly time show with two perfect guests and this is their third time together on the podcast and they always do an amazing job of not just explaining where we are but lori a pulsar prize winner in explanatory journalism. That's the thing explained that there's a pulitzer prize in explanatory journalism. She wanna pull her in the category of explaining stuff so she will explain some stuff about the virus about where we are in this pandemic And she allies takes us deeper into it in the clearest way of anyone ever enjoying lorries andy slamet one. I guess are most frequent guests. If not the most. Who's head of medicare and medicaid under obama and senior advisor to president biden on code. I think he's tied for the most frequent guest on the al franken podcast and Who can tell us where we are as a country and in the world With this this damn thing it's a great show You really enjoy it..

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"al franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

The Al Franken Podcast

05:45 min | 10 months ago

"al franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

"Hurt those people because that remains the animating ethos of the party even though donald trump is the radically. Not leading it anymore theoretically. But they're so scared afraid to welcome. Basically they're afraid to be. Liz cheney right. I think that's part of it but also think that if donald trump you know Faded away tomorrow That we would still be heading in a direction because they are larger structural in ideological issues at play here that donald trump is a symptom of he is a product of those things and he is extremely good at exacerbating them making them worse and manipulating them. But these are problems that in some ways predate him. We'll talk about that talk about that. How we should have seen this coming is what you're saying. Yeah i mean. Look i think if you go back to like two thousand six and you see george w bush trying very hard to pass some kind of immigration bill because the republicans are thinking. We are going to win over. You know a substantial number of latino voters for generation with this. And it's the they're going to be staunch republicans and you see this absolute rebellion from talk radio over the immigration issue. They just do not want these people. These millions of people to gain legal status and remember. It would not have been like immediate amnesty. They would have had a pass citizenship. So it would have taken many years and that rebellion. It was turbo charged by barack obama becoming president on the strength of this broad multiracial coalition to them. You know they're seeing the end of what they consider the republican party And you could see this and this is still on fox news every day you can see tuck across and talking about this or Laura ingraham they talk about immigrant voters or latino voters are non white voters. Essentially a of biologically incapable of conservatism. Which is obvious nonsense. It was proven to be nonsense in the most recent election. But it's nonsense general. It's a form of genetic determinism which is a fancy way of saying. It's racist but this stuff was manifesting many years before donald trump came on the scene. If you look at you know in the nineties david duke is running for office in louisiana. Donald trump goes on cnn. And he's like you know. The republicans are trying to fight. David duke but i think he speaks to a lot of their base and i think if he ran for president he'd get a lot of votes. I mean. look at pat buchanan. He's basically david duke in sort of a nicer package. Donald trump said this forty years ago. He knew exactly what was going on and he used that to his advantage. You bring up him calling for the execution of the central park central park. Donald trump's racism is not the racism of like the deep south right. He's not like pitchfork. Ben tillman it is very much the racism of like eighties.

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"al franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

The Al Franken Podcast

04:26 min | 11 months ago

"al franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

"Journalism academia etc and. Who really became kind of the base of the democratic party. Along with non white working class americans but the narrative was dominated by the educated right and and admired widely by all americans loved. I would say swallowed into this narrative. That i think makes people resentful and that quality is this. It says you need to do what i've done. Go to college. Go to the right college. Go into the right profession and your talents will take you. As far as they can and our society will reward you if you don't make it it's your own fault that's the where the meritocracy is quite cruel and may i add In which you point out of it in the book is that the meritocracy is self. Serving closed are perceived to be closed and in reality is quite close because It's really much harder to get into one of the schools that gives you the degree that the is entree into the meritocracy. If your parents aren't part of the meritocracy already exactly. It's for a poor person to get into a top ivy league university. Which of course isn't the only way to to make it. But it's the way that meritocratic recognize as the way to make for a poor person to get in is justice hard now as it was in nineteen fifty four. We've made no progress in opening our most elite unit cities to poor. It isn't really in a certain kind. The way america crecy. And i call it a new aristocracy into which people are born. Your ticket is punched at birth. Your parents will ensure that you go to the right schools that you work hard in those schools that you do well on standardized tests that you go to the university and meet the right people you have a work ethic. You read the right books. You hear the right words around the house. Maybe they put beethoven on the headphones. When you're a toddler and by the time you're in your twenties your ways clear you're going to be part of the meritocracy i'll give it. Can i give you an example. This hit me personally so i'm with my grandson. Who at the time. Who seven year ago. He's look at dr seuss book on the body. And he's looking at a chart of the organs and he says me grandpa. i would have to assume that there's some kind of tube leading from the kidneys to the bladder. And then i went. Oh man his both. His parents went to grad school. This is so unfair. Now that's my. That was my literally my reaction. It wasn't like what an adorable kids a lot of parents here. That and they think yes were on our way. Well i thought that too i honest. Then we're we're all loss So it yet. It's a hollow promise of america crecy of course merit still matters and there are people who can rise out of poverty through to success. But it's really hard and there's a kind of complacency and hypocrisy about it. I think meritocratic know this but because it indicts them and because it undermines the claims of the system they go to a lot of trouble not to know it and that's the the kind of characteristic blindness or hypocrisy that drives people crazy and leads to our third of the former. Let me have one lau last thing about that yard across also Are capable of understanding. They're deluding themselves. So there's they feel guilty go ahead. They're they're gonna feel guilty or when we get to the fourth. Okay okay go. The third narrative Real america you may remember al in two thousand eight. Sarah palin used that phrase to a fundraiser in north carolina. she said. I'm so happy to be here. In.

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"al franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

The Al Franken Podcast

02:37 min | 1 year ago

"al franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

"Yeah you're either up so these kind of stories like like towel so like the typical massacre are a kind of well known because black people pass these stories amongst each other and these are the things that they don't teach in schools right and so these kinds of of black people are aware of not just these atrocities but these kind of systemic issues that we were talking about earlier that are pervasive in american history. And that's why a lotta people. Black people support reparations because we kind of no more than white people about racism in america. And it's also important to point out that black people don't think white people should pay reparations. They think america should pay reparations. So it's not like black people's taxes wouldn't be taken. It's like is just like the national deficit. All of us are responsible. Even though we don't all benefit from the stuff that america Did or some of the debts that america owes and one of the things we talk about brown versus board of education. for instance. right. This is one of the things that i i'd like to put out about reparation. So let's forget about slave. Let's take slavery off to the board's legal it was constitutional. The constitution ruled out A win may slavery illegal. So let's take slavery off the boards. Let's talk about from eighteen sixty five until now right. When black people were working were paying taxes and for most of that period. We couldn't attend the same schools just talked about how even when we could attend schools. Black schools were underfunded so we were in essence paying to educate white children to make america better for white people. When you talk about the new deal that came out of americans taxes after black people were freed from slavery and our money was used to build an entire white middle-class. Yeah actually a lot of people. Don't think about this realizes that there were a lot of concessions. Made the get white southern boats the new deal like who would not get social security right. Who wouldn't get social security. We can go into the history of red lining win You know banks were forbidden for from giving loans on homes that weren't in white neighborhoods and so all of that money..

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"al franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

The Al Franken Podcast

03:30 min | 1 year ago

"al franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

"Tutors. I mean you just look at who is going to those schools which you know these schools princeton they have endowments. Where if you can't afford to go bomb you get the full boat right so that on on that score. They're great but you look at who their students are. And there is a difference between say black with tino and say asian yet. I i've written about this in a write about it from the economic standpoint. So if you look at this a great study that came out. I think in two thousand nineteen that matches what they call a. Ldc some four different ways that people kind of get exceptions into getting into harvard This one specifically looked at harvard right so if you are a child of a person who works at harvard you can get an exception. If you are an athlete you can get an exception. Was that an exception. It means that you're held to slightly right not exactly the same high. Sat's or right that kind of thing and and it it what happens. Is we think well those exceptions go to my black and minority students. When actually they don't. The vast majority of people at elite schools get for instance athletic scholarships or white. We think of the football and the basketball team. Forget about the lacrosse team. And the soccer team and crew team and the golf team and tennis team who that destroys the night and then you know the the staff and the professors are disproportionately white and the people who gave big donations which was who also get an exceptional are disproportionately white. And so what you have is a small group of black people. And latino people in an asian people who got in on what white people call affirmative action but those students are still among the highest performers in the school district. Set the schools. And you've got a bunch of mediocre white kids who just got him because they knew somebody and what happens. Is the excellence of those asian. Black and latino students dais supplement the school's reputation for the white kids. Who just somebody so. It's not that just that those schools are mixed personally white. Is that those white students who graduate. Get the benefit from having these smart black and latino and asian kids attend the school because those students worked harder and the white students. Just newsom bad. Well it depends exactly we're talking about. It's it's hard to get into harvard. If you're anybody by a main ally legacies at health yet those kids. It's crazy now. It's it's crazy heart and they could take an entire classes. Kids got eight hundreds on right and the other thing. I often point out his like. You're thinking more of like trinity right so it other thing. I also often talk about is like if you're going like i think there's a a misunderstanding of how affirmative action in those schools work any school the most elite ones in that they think that if a black kid got in they got in because they didn't achieve in high school and what it is is less..

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"al franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

The Al Franken Podcast

03:52 min | 1 year ago

"al franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

"Especially if you're white or black or asian pacific islander or latino with tina. Why'd next. I'm not sure or like me. Jewish if you're all those Should really have your own online newspaper. And one of the things i like about michael is he writes How shall i say acerbically about race. Politics and and culture and i like acerbic and i've asked myself If i were a writer journalist what would my attitude be. I'd be acerbic right. But after i just started talking with michael i realized that. That's kind of a racist thing to ask myself racist the just asking. That question. presumes that weird assumptions about what it means to be black so i decided just to listen to michael. Ask him stuff and i learned a lot and really enjoyed this one. You know for a change By the way. I have a big announcement. I'm going on tour with the podcast. I'd like to do that at some point. But i'll be doing a fifteen city tour. It's the only former senator currently on tour tour. I i was doing this right before. Covert to portland seattle in new haven. My last show was in south orange new jersey. And that's when we had the stop As a matter of fact one of the ushers their had a cough. So i had to quarantine with the with the audience there for a month. Speaking of which anti-slapp it will be joining me on the podcast and a couple of weeks to talk about all that with this Terrific new book pandemic and holy mackerel is. Let's say pretty syrian dinant of the trump teams response. But you kind of probably knew that anyway. It'll be starting the tour in mid september It's kind of an evening with al franken and it's comedy you'll hear some inside stories about the. Us senate an impression or two or three and political site eliah and caught a commissary. Thanks bernie now on monday. I'll have the full list of cities and dates at al franken dot com and on wednesday tickets go on sale exclusively for listeners. The al franken podcast. It's called the artist's pre sale and the code word is senator and then on friday..

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"al franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

The Al Franken Podcast

03:19 min | 1 year ago

"al franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

"To discriminate in voting on the basis of race. Already and so. I think it's unnecessary. Here's the thing discrimination. In voting based on race has been illegal eighteen. Seventy you see it's the fifteenth amendment. Here it is. The right of citizens of the united states to vote shall not be denied or bridge by the united states or by any state on account of race color or previous condition of servitude. Well i guess mcconnell's right it's been illegal in this country to deny bridge people right the vote count to raise. You know since eighteen seventy so. What's all the fuss. I guess there haven't been any problems in the last one hundred fifty one years. How awful is this man mcconnell. Look we have to pass the john. Lewis voting rights act to restore what is called pre clearance. Now what is what is pre clearance. Well it's really frigging borton pre-clearance Was written into the original nine thousand nine hundred sixty five voting rights act. Basically pre clearance applied to certain states in which had a history of discriminating against people because of their race or color states like alabama mississippi or alabama or south carolina or louisiana or georgia or north carolina. Virginia those states having in common. I wish i knew my american history. Oh yeah yeah yeah. Yeah they're on. The confederacy gladly. All had a history of denying people of color the right to vote after they freed them. Now how how have they do that. They do that in in these states. Well they got creative. Take a state like mississippi. They would routinely administer impossible literacy tests the black people. Now i'm seventy years old. And i remember this stuff. There was a a great black comedian godfrey cambridge Of whom. I was a huge fan because he was very funny he also he was a satirist and godfrey cambridge would tell this story about a black guy trying to vote in mississippi and the poll workers stops the guy and says you're going to have to take a literacy tests sun and a black guy says okay and the poll worker holds up a copy of the gays berg address and says can i read this and the guy says okay. Four score and seven years ago our fathers but forth on this continent. Okay okay says a poll worker. Now this holds up a copy of the wall street journal on the black guy says okay. Dow jones industrials closed down four points today mixed trading now. The poll workers very frustrated and he pulls out.

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"al franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

The Al Franken Podcast

05:14 min | 1 year ago

"al franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

"It's gonna mega. Jim trouble at some point and did marta. Shera who is the first baseman for the yankees at the time. was in was in the security line. Unbeknownst eel he was there probably deduce lobby for something good sure charity or something and but he tweeted out al franken cities more important than me and that was the end of that. Okay well now. It happened case. Who's right but it was worth it. Because i in especially if you get there like at nine in the morning huge line and everybody's trying to get in and it was brighten their day. Just go more important than you more important than you thought it was because it was accepted to shera found how very very important The other d humor as humor is a story but this was the another media relations. Failure was the welcome terrorist. Sign all that to finish was just not a great a great day for office his so the point was that i think the this was during a potential it was a government shutdown or something was about right and one of the things that would have been affected was like border security right. You did the floor. Speech assailing republicans over their decision to do this and talked about all this stuff. The government would not be doing all the services they wouldn't be providing including border security and your great decided to make a giant sign. The just said welcome terrorists. This is what republicans want so you went to the floor with a sign that said welcome terrorist but it up next to you and that was just a horrifying photo. The star tribune and the next day did not one but two stories about it. It was the most shared most read downloaded story of the day. Did they say like contact context in the stores. Just the picture just the photo but are people actually saying. Al franken is sending a signal. Have you met the american bubbling..

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"al franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

The Al Franken Podcast

02:00 min | 1 year ago

"al franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

"It was not like in a bowl but it was kind of expanded on like a big platter or something but it was just so nancy pelosi is speaking honoring kennedy and she motions to you can say like al franken here and that that particular moment you hanjour finger dragging in the hamas to taste a little taste. Yeah i have to make a decision on whether the edit. That certainly doesn't make me. Would i was the us. Okay well she or you there. When you know it's like take your kid to work day. Were you there at the event where okay so all. These staffers and everybody works in the building. Their kids and there was one room where they're having some reception or something and there's all these kids they're and they're all very young pretty young so there's must be like this twenty kids and i say okay. Let's see if you guys can knock me over there. That was so much fun. Insist they were. They couldn't knock me over then. I faked it that they knock me over there. Did you just tell that story you could share with your audience. How strong you are that. You couldn't be knocked over by monday of children but they come to. I thought maybe you were there. Man will get the one. I was there for the thing. When you were talking about the humanizer was the the More important than you more important than you get in the senate everyone who staff and visitors have to go through metal detectors and security screening senators. Do not so they can walk through and they can walk through with their staffs that there with them around the russki and when al would do that he would do it. In the least conspicuous way by saying to everyone in line..

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"al franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

The Al Franken Podcast

05:35 min | 1 year ago

"al franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

"Right each of you the tweets. He was really proud of recently and he was doing at the time. I think one of the times when he was writing a book or movie posters of old movies and was like showing us all the posters. He found and then he had his book on the dick van. Dyke show that he had just written and gave you a copy signed. I love that show. I love that. Well that's i mean that's one of the things that was so cool as i grew up with that with my parents right. I mean we watch that on the night and just just loved it. And i think i shared that with him and he said we'll get you a book too but the only copies he had were signed so he plucked one out crossed it out the person's name that said to ed you can tell them you're more important than joy written to always funny you just and use could not have been nicer so that that was like one of my fondest memories because i mean it was. It was incorrect. Remember that room. We take you know. Sometimes you take a picture of the two of you. And he had like thousand senate. It just lay lion. That wasn't that. I mean that was a really cool amazing experience and he was so so incredibly kind but the other la trip that. I remember well as when you did. You did a segment on bill. Maher show a and we're gonna go to dinner with him after an him and sarah silverman and you ask me like. Do you have plans. And i was like no. I'm probably gonna eating hotel and you're like why don't you come along and i'm like oh that would be and i'm thinking is going to be ten people and it's the three of you and me. It's alan ranking sarah silverman bill maher and me and it was. I mean it was. I mean it was so fun but that was so sweet of you to. I mean to ask which was so what the time you were paying stanford you're paying me or the taxpayers are paying me. I'm sorry the time. I felt that you could pay you to be my no. I mean Everybody in the sand really became my friend. Yeah but i think that's really unusual. I don't think that's i think that's unique on the hill. So with some Some senators is. It's it's also the case but we really had a tight tight group. We need did great work. I will say that we and we all know is having one of the. The other thing i remember is the holiday party that you and fanny would throw and got everybody on the staff amazing gifts every year and the one that i love the most was when they redid the senate floor for the first time in like a hundred years. You guys somehow got some of the. Would you remember this from the senate floor. Cut it into pieces amid laser etched like happy holidays to shelby from al franken with your laser signature in this piece of the would. I mean it was just so cool. Yeah well you guys worked so hard and you know and i appreciate it a house. That's pretty simple. You know. I mean So let's see every What are we not covered anything..

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"al franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

The Al Franken Podcast

04:58 min | 1 year ago

"al franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

"So we roker yeah. Yeah let's see if we can maybe could get up because they're talking about all the state fair foods and wear comes from an perfectly so of course will break shirts alad loved to join the great will have on your the only person i know in the universe who can walk onto the today show invite yourself on as a just a pro impromptu. He go and the three of you were talking about food. The first thing they get to is the corn so there's coin they have they're all right and you found right. I somebody says like oh. I think you take the corn. This is like a six minute segment. Where they're going through all the different foods our ochre andrew zimmern and you say no words all you do is just house eat. The corners is is very gentle. How violently eating this corn on live television on the today show for the entire sixth savoring the corn and i thought immediately as a comedian that that was the funniest thing i could do for mccue medications director standpoint. You thought i should say something typically it. When they teach you media relations it went in school. They tell you it's is best if you want to communicate a message to speak and not just to eat. I saw you. Motioning remains to speak. I saw that i saw i. This is giving me. This is really triggering for me telling the story because this was the biggest missed media relations opportunity i've ever experienced but it wasn't. I was hilarious. I if i do say so myself. I've seen the tape of it and what it is is i made a silently made an amazingly strong point. Which is the corners really good. They bumped so they somebody. I think somebody who tries to get out it to like say like so al. One looks pretty good. They can snap you out of the days that you experience when the going and you just look up until Math then they bumped back to the anchors who say like gosh i think al franken just loved that corn or something like that and i guess you're right if that was the message you were trying to convey the single message that corner spectacular job of that. That was that was a win. I liked silent movies. I like the some of those. I like lauren hari. I like buster keaton. I and i thought that i was in a silent movie. Most viewers.

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"al franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

The Al Franken Podcast

04:05 min | 1 year ago

"al franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

"He wrote a book called big game. He's like he's a huge huge so he's on all other just loving because it's such a cool thing to be brand new stadium and then we go from the stadium through the state fair which is drives me actually out. He didn't realized he drove me. And we're in the car and he's talking to me and he tells me that earlier this morning he had done an interview on anthony weiner and because he knew some some stuff and he just hated it. Because he didn't want to be the expert or an expert on anthony weiner so we talked a little bit out anthony weiner and then we arrive at the farmers union booth there. Coffee booth and my son calls me And i answer the phone and he tells me that teddy bridgewater who was our first draft in this unbelievably talented quarterback. had This during training camp had blown out his knee and may never pro football and all our hopes and this my son who viking fanatic and. I'm just going. Oh oh oh and then we've goes what happened. What happened like oh then. I tell him and he goes like well. What's that like for you and then stupidly. I say what you said. It's just as bad as if you found out. Hillary was dating anthony weiner and here we are on the dave and who knows announcer divorce with the new york times reporter who is most frequently covered after coming from the viking stadium. And i'm you know you can't in front of reporters like that. You can't say like what in the shit is wrong with. You is like it's as if the worst thing happened. And so i try to keep a straight face. And i can't remember. I think i went and called the clinton campaign and said you'll be receiving an apology. Swirly because what lebron which totally totally understandably he. He tweeted it. I mean he just tweeted it out because he thought you know. He told us he thought it was. He had to but he apologized to me later. You know And it didn't help things but it ultimately It was it was fine now. Other things at the fair. Jesus well okay one day. We're now. I love the corn at the fair. Just love and i gotta tell you anybody who goes to the of the minnesota state fair is great okay and this year. It'll be open. I'm sure okay. And the m- their corn there. Sweetcorn is so good. I have been going there since i was a child. I never had a bad ear of corn. Never had an ear wasn't fabulous. And i love the corn. I can't emphasize it enough. So go to the booth. I get gordon and and just walking around we see al. Roker with andrew zimmer. Right you're not. There's not correct. You're not doing this straight crackly. Well correct me so this is the first day of the stole. The fair i okay. What did i say it wasn't. I don't know what you said that you didn't buy. They had the coin thing me tell it so you don fox nine did fox nine or seventy m do the early show. We walk out. We see a huge crowd of people. Who is there on opening day to to talk about the great state fair but al roker. Who is there with andrew zimmern who famous name from minnesota and you know him from nbc days..

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo again refuses to resign

The Young Turks

08:37 min | 1 year ago

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo again refuses to resign

"Have been moving fast. In governor cuomo's ever expanding set of scandals of the past forty eight hours from the news that his office apparently reached out to a number of different former employees to see if they'd spoken to The first accuser which seems weird an intimidating and it turns out that a former aide says that it was in fact intimidating and she felt bewildered by it to yesterday during an emergency meeting and state assembly announcing is going to be Starting an impeachment inquiry involving both the allegations of sexual harassment and assault as well as the nursing death scandal to about forty percent of his entire parties members in the assembly in the senate signing on asking for him to immediately resign and then there was this morning when representative alexandria ocasio. Cortez tweeted that after two accounts of sexual assault four counts of harassment. The attorney general's investigation. Finding the governor's admitted nursing home data from the legislature in public saying we agree with the fifty five plus members of new york state legislature. That the governor must resign. There was a letter that she put out with congressman bowman then at least eleven of the democratic house representatives from new york called for him to resign and just including jerry nadler button adler by the way and then just as we were going live. Senators schumer and gillibrand both also said that. His time for the governor to resign. As of this afternoon he said that he would would not which is what they always say until they do but he seems like a fighter jank for. What do you think is he. Is he gonna stick around no matter how many people tell them if biden gets involved yeah. I'm really curious what you think. Francesca there's one part of this tournament so that's already interesting of they. There's nothing that i'm talking about. In regards to andrew cuomo he's establishment democrat extraordinary. and he. he's been wrong on so many issues. and he's attacked progressives and good meaning people in behind the scenes a thousand different ways and a he's a political apparatchik extraordinarily now he's claiming like oh i'm just a regular joe. Your name is cuomo governor governor. Don't pretend you're one of us okay. You're an ultimate insider. Any use insider system to attack all of your opponents. You've done it for decades and and as anna keeps pointing out rightfully so the guy caught four hundred million dollars for medicaid actually overall customer is slated to be two and a half billion dollars to talk about of doing it in the middle of the pandemic delayed for after the pandemic but some of the cuts had already that he had done was the reason why they didn't have enough hospital beds and that's why he then took. Two people from the hospital was put in in the nursing homes and then everybody died nursing homes and so for all those reasons he already was a terrible governor from a perspective of people who i was gonna say progresses but really anybody critique of him is correct is my point sexual harassment issue. The only thing i have here is that. And that's why i'm curious. Were both of you guys. Think about it part of me thinks okay yes. Let's go through. The process like seles. Allegation is groping. If that's if that's true that's he should be gone within the minute right. So that's not an that's not a question. The question is how are these. Six six is a lot on the other hand. If you remember al franken it had piled up to be a big number but every one of them was like a fake picture. We took her picture once and put his hand around my shoulder and they were like. Oh levitin mike though. That's not eleven right. That's let's have an investigation so there is a part of me that says is you know. Do we have a. We sure that these are all true. One hundred percent. We can act on it and i get the other point. Which is they all. Have to be one hundred percent true. There's six of them. It looks like we've got an obvious pattern here. So francesca what are you. Oh yeah no. There's when this first broke weeks ago. I was like i've never been more sure that there was a giant iceberg underneath this very very tiny little tip that we're seeing sticking out of the water. You knew the goal and just it's it's his. I don't know. I'm not trying to be anti talion as someone like. Don't don't go to the mafias a brand new things but like the guy in clearly in exactly all the reason that you said in the ways it. He's bullied around his political opponents for years in the ways that he is so trump being in that he's got an gotten everything from his father and then also in the cavalier ways because some of these incidents were while he was rising to stardom. Which i gotta say man. It's been real fun to watch him fall as someone who was never on board for the rise who was look. It's a doing the absolute bare minimum the absolute bare minimum thing. You should do believing in science locking locking things down even though. I don't even think he did that. Amazing of a job. Yes i said it like. It's been nice to watch like. Oh here's the real cuomo and and like it's funny to me that there are so many cuomo's around this country there are so many sort of middling mediocre like kind legacy politicians dynastic politicians. who escaped by they. They assault a couple people. They bully their opponents but they kind of then. Then they get applauded. They come out with a book and they're fine. But i feel like the meteoric rise that he had under covert and the way that he laid into it so much just set him. He set himself up. It's like you could have just the way that trump could have been absolutely fine. Just doing cameos on home alone. Five or whatever it was and then he had to go and run for president And now we're looking at his taxes. So look here's my thing about resignation. I feel like it's a little bit of an escape hatch. And i think for when it comes to actually having investigation actually and as painful it as it is like having the people came forward to testify or discuss it absolutely like not or at least have an investigation. I don't know what it would look like. it feels. There would be more accountability. And i think that so many creeps and so many predators getaway in the workplace because there's no accountability to begin with so i'm not even sure if immediate resignation is accountability. Do do you know what i'm saying. Yeah i actually francesca. I love that point in that gets the another problem in the political system. So cuomo keep saying. I you know i wanted attorney general to do. Finish the investigation as letitia james and if we all believed that our democracy was on the level and politicians warn politicians. I'd say definitely finished investigation. Because i wanted to if he did it and we get it then that gives us closure as opposed to well. He's resigning you to deny it forever. Because then they won't bother finishing the investigation et cetera. Right but the problem is i. Don't trust politicians so is cuomo part of the reason cuomo's doing because he wants to delay it and then he thinks if i can just delayed thousand other political maneuvers to avoid it and the and then he keeps saying he wants so much that i a wonder is fisher. James doesn't look like a political ally of cuomo based on her previous experience right but one if she is something we don't and then they a bs investigation. Those women took you know suffer a second injustice so you think yeah and i just think it's important to mention though that like the investigation of sexual assault or harassment claim. Is it so hard because it is always a. He said she said type of situation. Which is why we have. Things like the slogan survivors right And believe women which because you have predators who will always deny it. I do not foresee a future in which andrew cuomo admits. Anything that i can be sure of. We might hear more about the stories from the from the staffers and the and the people who were he victimized but i do not foresee him being. I guess i remember doing that. No it's not gonna happen so again. I just want set that up that it's not a fair you're never gonna get to the truth kind of thing.

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Al Franken sighting sparks 2021 New York City mayoral run speculation

Bloomberg Businessweek

00:24 sec | 1 year ago

Al Franken sighting sparks 2021 New York City mayoral run speculation

"News reports. The former Minnesota senator who was born in New York City, moved to Minnesota when he was four and returned for a run years ago as a cast member on Saturday night Live. Was spotted on the Upper West side, and that has sparked speculation he might join the race to succeed Mayor Bill de Blasio. Franken served in nine years in the Senate before stepping down in January, 2018 after a string of women accused him of sexual misconduct. January. US jobs

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Could Trump push a vaccine through before election day?

The Al Franken Podcast

02:32 min | 1 year ago

Could Trump push a vaccine through before election day?

"Just wrote an article or a informed policy that about the vaccines and about whether we can trust them or not. If one comes out before the election and can we can we? Trust vaccine that comes out say but what would be a good date November I. That's their target date November I. That is not that the trump administration instructed the CDC to instruct every single governor in the United States and territories to be ready for mass distribution and to by October I have. SENT CDC their Master Plan for how they will vaccinate their population for approval, and then actually it out courtesy of a private contracting firm called mckesson on November first. But we saw a real blowback from political leaders and of course, the public generally and the public health community saying wait a second. How in the world? Can you imagine that you're GonNa, have a safe proven effective vaccine in the next fifty plus days. that's just inconceivable and nine major vaccine makers jointly released a statement promising the world that they will not go along with being shoved out the door hastily and that they will indeed do adequate safety and so on, and then Astra Zeneca which had the most promising vaccine. Let it be known that they're stopping their trial temporarily because they've seen a side effect in one of the trial participants will stop and just say ask you how many vaccines are in the research. Pipeline. Well, if you count the ones that are rather dubious from places like Russia and you put them all in the pile, it's close to two hundred are in the pipeline worldwide. There are. Basically, ten leading contenders that the United States government is looking at most of them are made in America, but there's also Astra Zeneca made in in in the UK and a joint American German product that is probably at the front of the line right now jointly made by Pfizer and a German company. There are many many many products out there all in various stages of testing all the way from just in the Lavatory to already in thirty thousand trial subjects in phase three trials

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"al franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

The Al Franken Podcast

05:25 min | 1 year ago

"al franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

"We troops really really value those who came on a Uso tour because you didn't have to go rhino under orders you volunteer to go into a war zone you volunteered to go into some of the most heart wrenching situations at Walter, reed on your own will because you cared about us and our troops me being one of them always always hold that a heart an and and just you know we have a special place in our heart for it for USO tour remember. Al Franken Fan before you came through when we met fan in me. But yes, we met you had. I think you had. Was it rush limbaugh is big fat idiot or was it wising lying wires on your bedside table I had been reading lies line liars in Iraq, and when you get good and they sent all your gear back Oh, you get killed up for bid they they spend all your back. They send the basic you know most personal things and I think it my book back. And I was bitching about it to you. and. Then two weeks after you visit you very clearly send me an autograph copy which I have prominently displayed on my shelf. Well meaning you and also go going. Know to Walter Reed was amazingly moving experience for me always, and I remember the first guy I met had a leg missing He was leaning against the wall. I. Said What happened to you and he said well, I came in here for a SEC demy. And the. The sense of humor. Of these guys and when I first started there I don't we've probably discussed all this but I take a picture and then I'd sign it right and I would sign I. Thank you for your service and about the third guy signed it for he said, you know we really don't. Like that 'cause. Just says, thank you for your service and we don't know how much they really mean it. So I kept then I started doing signing pictures. Thank you for being grievously wounded..

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"al franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

The Al Franken Podcast

04:14 min | 1 year ago

"al franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

"We troops really really value those who came on a Uso tour because you didn't have to go rhino under orders you volunteer to go into a war zone you volunteered to go into some of the most heart wrenching situations at Walter, reed on your own will because you cared about us and our troops me being one of them always always hold that a heart an and and just you know we have a special place in our heart for it for USO tour remember. Al Franken Fan before you came through when we met fan in me. But yes, we met you had. I think you had. Was it rush limbaugh is big fat idiot or was it wising lying wires on your bedside table I had been reading lies line liars in Iraq, and when you get good and they sent all your gear back Oh, you get killed up for bid they they spend all your back. They send the basic you know most personal things and I think it my book back. And I was bitching about it to you. and. Then two weeks after you visit you very clearly send me an autograph copy which I have prominently displayed on my shelf. Well meaning you and also go going. Know to Walter Reed was amazingly moving experience for me always, and I remember the first guy I met had a leg missing He was leaning against the wall. I. Said What happened to you and he said well, I came in here for a SEC demy. And the. The sense of humor. Of these guys and when I first started there I don't we've probably discussed all this but I take a picture and then I'd sign it right and I would sign I. Thank you for your service and about the third guy signed it for he said, you know we really don't. Like that 'cause. Just says, thank you for your service and we don't know how much they really mean it. So I kept then I started doing signing pictures. Thank you for being grievously wounded..

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Al Franken to make return on weekly SiriusXM radio show

Ben Maller

00:41 sec | 2 years ago

Al Franken to make return on weekly SiriusXM radio show

"Al Franken. gets a new radio show on Sirius XM. pretty exciting. yeah he's good on radio. then name is good on radio and interesting things to say friends who liked him. yeah he's out in June yeah people like him because of his point of view and not because he's good radio but he and I member sitting next to him and he and I were on the same stage I actually quite liked him. the end of a character about ten he that I think he chickened out I think you should have stayed in and dealt with what was

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Kirsten Gillibrand drops out of presidential race

The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer

02:05 min | 2 years ago

Kirsten Gillibrand drops out of presidential race

"Senator. Kirsten gillibrand democrat of new york democratic presidential candidate has just tweeted. She is dropping out of the race for the democratic presidential nomination. She hasn't been doing well in the polls now. But what's your reaction well. The shows which a couple of things one how important these debates are if you can't make that debate stage which is next next week. The next democratic presidential debate at a._b._c.'s hosting is going to be in houston texas. She did not qualify for that debate. Let me read that you just. I posted on twitter today. I am ending my campaign for president. I'm so proud of this team and all we've accomplished but i think it's important to know how oh you can best serve to our supporters. Thank you from the bottom of my heart now. Let's go beat donald trump and win back. The senate campaigns usually don't end just run out the money and she could not raise the funds to keep that camp ain't going if you get into the debate. Maybe you can <hes> generate some excitement. Some publicity about your campaign generates more funds uh-huh that didn't happen so it's just it was the death knell for her camping next democratic presidential debate in two weeks. What do you think jackie so we'll have i i. I don't think this is going to be the end of folks shopping. 'cause ryan's absolutely right if you don't have that exposure if you're not able to catch fire the debates that she was in. She really didn't make much of an impact. Can you could argue that because she didn't get enough time but it just didn't happen for her. She also face some headwinds among democratic donor set because of her decision to recall out al franken and call for him to resign and sort of leave the charge there. She didn't back down on that she she doubled tripled down on that decision and made it a part part of her campaign but that did that was <hes> you part of her difficulty. <hes> raising the necessary funds to continue <hes> and then there's is the <hes> the other issue with <hes> some of these campaigns that are having trouble making the debates saying that the dnc rules aren't necessarily helpful to campaign campaigns are aren't that people who aren't necessarily in the national spotlight suspect more candidates are gonna be dropping out fairly soon as

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"al franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

The Al Franken Podcast

05:31 min | 3 years ago

"al franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

"And women who spend their careers with another person because you need to launch right toodle hunch if you in the silo hello you gotta have to to dual debts. Not someone's whole career. I is it is i think it's a missile control launch officer and they can spend spend two to five years in that job. I know why being a missile. <hes> officer is is not a desirable job up. I mean it's it's. It's not their first choice. That's where they are. That's where their stuff sure but i mean what the at the you don't know what the job entails like what you you're not sitting some place waiting for the call. You're going round your dusting polish missile control <hes> chamber for is it's a small area little larger studio for him to be in the chair on shift sure you're on shift. You know twelve hour shifts. You'll you'll be there here. You go down and we are and then you spend the rest of the time i'm base. Go back for another shift that that's your job twelve hours yeah yeah and he boring okay but you're there to to people okay so if you get to know the other guy you better like him. You're in <hes> in that little room for a long time and then they do drills a key people active sure things you have to keep practicing and making sure that that you will follow the order right when people questioning you this is as close to an automated system as you can get would having people involved and they give you order the code from president trump. That's exactly okay right go. I mean well you. You don't want their trained not to have that moment so some people think we'll look even if the president of the united states is crazy even if the law gives him unfettered authority to launch a nuclear weapon whenever he wants for whatever the reason he wants surely the military wouldn't carry out an insane command. Were they well. You know at one point men within that anonymous automous letter came out to new york time someone within the white house yes so i i just tweeted this. I said <hes> now is not the time for the secretary of defense the mattis at the time to tell the president they're withholding the nuclear codes from him. Now is the time to give him the wrong code. I i know on the one hand that yes you don't want. The president had that authority other hand. Wait a minute. We've worked your solution solution. But do you buy constitute john. We have civilian control the military in this country you want the military to do with the civilian president and says i know i know but maybe this one time. I mean secretary mattis. You're being court martialed old for saving the planet and we are hereby sentenced to life in prison where we're we're actually wow okay okay. I bet you remember there was a great movie. One of the great eight movies of the of the thought that was a great movie too. I was thinking of seven days in may oh yea seven days and made this is kurt and burt lancaster burt burt lancaster the head of the joint chiefs of staff and leads a coup against the president united states. You know why because he was negotiating an arms control treaty with the soviets and he thought this is this is surrendering america and this whole issue was about who runs this. Who do you trust kirk. Douglas fortunately is his chief of staff sides with the president and he helps thwart the coup but this is the whole issue. You do not want the military to have control the nuclear weapons in authority and whether they can be used used or not so principle about okay. Let's get away from <hes> these horrible scenarios i just i think that it would be good for one of the presidential candidates to say you realize how many resources how much money goes goes into these things if we could negotiate so we all didn't have to spend this we could be doing some great stuff with that and we could it'd be educating therapists for the guys who've been in the missile silos and we had <hes> and for everybody else his lived through the trump administration we could address climate change for example i mean wouldn't it be a much smarter use of those resources sources and all china and the soviet union and france and great britain and india and pakistan dan and israel which i guess has oh yeah i forgot to mention this all of them except for us are are <hes> <hes> signatories to the paris accord. Yes and just think about you. Go guys guys. Let's just i talk about.

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Kristen Gillibrand talks sexual harassment

All In with Chris Hayes

03:41 min | 3 years ago

Kristen Gillibrand talks sexual harassment

"Are back here with Senator Kirsten gillibrand in Auburn Hills. Michigan, and I want to ask you a question, and we take a few from the audience very wrap up here. This is a question I get from a lot of people viewers emailing. It has to do with Al Franken. There are people that Email me all the time who are angry at you. Because they feel like you played some kind of untoward role in pushing out l Franken after allegations came out against him. And then in light of New York Times story about a staffer on your staff who complained about sexual harassment from someone else on your staff, and and quit in protest of the handling of that issue, which she felt was not a handled and people have emailed me to say, what is what does the Senator say about her own record when it comes to sexual restaurant. So I believe we as society must value women. It is so important that we value women, which is why when a woman or a man comes forward who has an allegation of sexual assault. Or sexual harassment that you believe them and that you do a full thorough investigation. So that Justice is possible I've been taking on this. 'cause throughout my Senate career whether happens in the US military, where so many survivors are disbelieved did not Justice believe, but then retaliated against I take it on on college campuses because they are colleges across America. Would rather shove it under the rug than have transparency and accountability? I take it on in congress passing with the help of many colleagues, including Ted Cruz. A new sexual harassment Bill for how congress deals with sexual harassment in terms of my own office. The woman who came forward. She was believed her allegations were taken seriously, they were fully investigated thoroughly. And immediately her allegations did not rise to sexual harassment. But we did find evidence of derogatory comments the person that she alleged these against was punished. And this employee was dearly. Valued I told her that she was loved by us by our office by me personally. I hugged her and she was deeply valued. In terms of Senator Franken. This is a very hard issue for so many Democrats because the truth is we miss him and people loved him, but he had eight credible allegations against him of sexual harassment for groping two of them since he was a Senator and the eighth one that came out was a congressional staffer. And I had a choice to make whether to stay silent or not whether to say, it's not okay with me. And I decided to say that now Senator Franken was entitled to whatever type of review or process, he wanted he could have stuck it out stayed in the Senate gone through his ethics committee investigation for as long as he wants for how many months, he could've sued all of the women who came out against him, those were his choices, but I had to make my choice. Now, I am a mother of boys. And the conversations I was having it home at the time. We're very upsetting. Because THEO said to me mom, why are you so tough on L Franken, and as a mother I had to be really clear it is not okay for anyone to grope a woman anywhere on her body without her consent. It is not okay to forcibly kiss a woman ever without her consent. It was not okay for Senator Franken, and it was not okay for you THEO ever. So I needed to have clarity. And if there are a few democratic powerful donors who are angry because I stood up for women who came forward with allegations of sexual harassment. That's on them.

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Kirsten Gillibrand officially launches her 2020 presidential bid

Business Talk with Jim Campbell

00:25 sec | 3 years ago

Kirsten Gillibrand officially launches her 2020 presidential bid

"New York Senator Kirsten gillibrand has officially kicked off her candidacy for twenty twenty presidential bid. She made the announcement in a video posted online on Sunday in the funnel web tweet. Tim O'Brien teased a campaign event next Sunday at Trump International in New York City till the brand was the first Senator to call on Senator Al Franken to resign in two thousand seventeen based on allegations of sexual harassment.

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McCabe's lawyer says criminal investigation into him continues

Rush Limbaugh

03:33 min | 3 years ago

McCabe's lawyer says criminal investigation into him continues

"We've also learned. Andrew McCabe authorized, the FBI to investigate whether Jeff Sessions misled congress this guy apparently McCabe was out of control. I think Andrew McCabe is a very bad, man. I mean, just speaking as a straight up and down observation he is a very bad, man. Not only was this guy. Plotting a bureaucratic coup after Komi was fired. And that cool was to protect the conspirators. He was trying to overthrow the presidential election. Even before Komi was fired. Mccabe was was was in on all of this along with struck strokes Merck being dispatched to Europe to to talk to people. It turns out that he also authorized a criminal probe of the attorney general Jeff Sessions. Mccabe was out of control. 'em. He has yet to receive the jussie smollet treatment. If I'm Jesse Smolen is going to be said, what did I do wrong this guy McCabe out there profiting from the hoax that he perpetrated and still getting away with and is still leading. He's out there to write a book. He's being interviewed by the same media. That's castigating me. Fired FBI official authorized criminal probe of sessions. Nearly a year before sessions fired McCabe for what sessions called a lack of candor McCabe oversaw a federal criminal investigation into whether sessions was dishonest when testifying before congress about contacts with Russian operatives. Do you know what sessions contact with Russian operatives wasn't this? Why his recusals so ticked off Trump? He was at a reception that he didn't even remember and the Soviet ambassador. Sergei Kislyak who was anywhere. There was food. Apparently, all this guy did was go to buffets. He went to lunch. You went to buffets. He went to receptions, he happened to be in a reception once in sessions was there. And he spoke to him this ambassador user, it's a pleasure to talk to you today. Nice to meet you too coming in Lebanon, shoot the garbage over whatever's going on in Al Franken hears about this and brings the question up during sessions confirmation hearings. And says, well, I did talk to a Russian I have to admit that I read I got to recuse myself from the investigation, so McCabe, here's this and he wants to tear into sessions for lying about this. This tire FBI under Andrew McCabe was totally out of control and this guy profiting from all of this continuing to lie out there on this book tour. Where is the institution standing up and calling him out like the police superintendent in Chicago today called out jussie smollet? This is exactly what I mean. When I say, our institutions are failing us, the F B I itself did not even act as a backstop against against McCabe other than to fire him. But as hasn't stopped him. He's continuing to run away lying head off talking about Trump's still being a Russian

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Podcast advertises on London's tube, and Post Reports debuts

podnews

01:51 min | 3 years ago

Podcast advertises on London's tube, and Post Reports debuts

"From the newsroom of the Washington Post. The first edition of post reports the Washington Post's new daily podcast was published yesterday afternoon. Chargeable report, it's number seventeen in the US chart. This is post reports I'm Martine powers. Radio's second off podcast football ramble is being advertised across thirteen subway stations in London visible yesterday and today, and we'll be again on December. The seventh in stations like Oxford circus, and Waterloo, FOX nests spreaker has partnered with Diese to increase the amount of podcast available on diesels platform, especially in Latin America about region has a population of six hundred forty seven million people, and it's experiencing rapid growth in streaming services. When I left the Senate, I said, I was giving up my seat. But not my voice, that's foam. A US Senator Al Franken who's released a podcast world. Just an audio file on soundcloud really seen by time magazine as a tentative return to the public eye since his resignation last year, the AP has released their two thousand nine hundred nine digital audio buyer's guide an excellent resource they say for marketers looking to invest in digital audio scripts has formerly concluded the purchase of TRITON digital a podcast. Festival has been announced in Brighton in the UK wave which bills itself as the UK's first podcast festival in the southeast. Features hit podcast like no such thing as a fish, and Richard herrings LeicesteR square theatre podcast would point out that the annual London podcast festival in the south east of England was held for the third time earlier this year, they'll soon be new podcast studios in Sheffield in the UK with space for up to four podcasters using state of the art broadcasting equipment rebel base studios will open early next year. And he's kind of a big deal. Kind of a big deal. Ron burgundy is coming to podcasting.

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Primaries in Connecticut, Vermont, Minnesota and Wisconsin — updates

All Things Considered

02:55 min | 4 years ago

Primaries in Connecticut, Vermont, Minnesota and Wisconsin — updates

"Were watching primary results tonight in four states Minnesota Wisconsin Connecticut and Vermont a. Campaign in Minnesota has been rocked in recent days with allegations, of domestic violence against congressman Keith, Ellison, whether he wins or loses the primary for state attorney. General those questions could persist since. He's also a leader in the, Democratic National Committee with more on that another primaries being decided tonight we're joined by NPR lead political editor Domenico Montanaro welcome to the studio hey there there are a lot of, racist to sort through we're going to start in Minnesota and. With those allegations, against Ellison what more, have you learned Well we know here is the son of former? Ellison of a former Ellison girlfriend wrote a Facebook post three days ago saying that he, has seen a video showing Ellison dragging his mother off the. Bed by her feet yelling and cursing at her to get out. Of the house the former girlfriend Karen Monaghan. Has tweeted that everything, her son said. Is true but she's so far declined to release the video because she said it's humiliating and traumatizing Ellison himself is not only, a congressman, but vice chairman. Of the Democratic National Committee he vehemently denies the allegations he confirmed in a statement that he had a, long term relationship with Monaghan but that the video does not. Exist he said because I never behave this way and any characterization otherwise is false what has the DNC. Said so far about these allegations I reached out to the, DNC this afternoon and they got, back, to me and said these allegations recently came to light. And we are reviewing them all. Allegations of domestic abuse are disturbing, and should be taken seriously Now that. Came, after I spoke with the former communications director at the DNC Luis Miranda. Who told me quote the party has no choice but to suspend him at a minimum until, they figure out what's going on frankly it would, be malpractice he said not to we've made it clear we're. Going to take, these accusations seriously at a minimum is what that would say, and he said that we set too high a standard not to take the seriously and look this reflects a lot of what, I've heard from democratic strategists this afternoon who. Said that they think these. Allegations have to be taken seriously but that some in the party have actually, grown a little bit skittish after the. Response to, Senator Al Franken who was let go and some people didn't feel. Within the party that he was treated fairly on the? Republican side of things where are they trying opportunities to make gains right well this has, been a year where we've talked a lot about potential democratic. Gains but tonight we'll set up potentially competitive governor's races in Minnesota And Connecticut Republicans think they have a shot in both of those states and there are. Two, house seats in Minnesota where the Democrats have decided to seek other office rather than face reelection Trump we should, point out one those districts, in two thousand sixteen which has showed that Minnesota is trending Republican overall much. More, so in recent elections. Trump only, lost the, state by two points.

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Primary elections: Wisconsin and Minnesota voters pick nominees in key contests

This Morning With Gordon Deal

00:20 sec | 4 years ago

Primary elections: Wisconsin and Minnesota voters pick nominees in key contests

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Here & Now speaks with Anna North to look at where we are in the Me Too movement

Here & Now

02:01 min | 4 years ago

Here & Now speaks with Anna North to look at where we are in the Me Too movement

"Allegations against restaurant or mario batali he stepped down from his businesses in december after he was accused of sexual harassment one of the latest ticks in the ongoing metoo movement that's been going on since last year and there's breaking news tonight in the case of movie mogul harvey weinstein just a short time ago about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace by matt lauer cbs this morning co host charlie rose has been terminated by cbs news this comes after resigning the women accusing him schneiderman of nonconsensual physical violence outing it's now for a look at where the movement is now and where it's going is anna north who's a senior reporter at fox and a welcome thanks so much for having me and as of the end of april you tallied more than two hundred celebrities ceo's politicians media executives and others who've been accused since april twenty seventeen just over the past year where are we now with the metoo movement that's a great question so were about six months into this kind of current interational the metoo movement obviously you know me too as term has been around for a long time to ron burke kinda coined it really about a decade ago but i i would date you know this particular sort of version to the big expose about harvey weinstein in the time which was in early october and so i'd say we're kind of we're approaching sort of really interesting time in the movement where we've had a lot of really high profile men be accused and some women and we've had a lot of high profile dismissals and i think a lot of people are asking what happens next would you have a sense of whether the movement has peaked or whether it's just the beginning i think the sort of wave of media coverage that we saw where you know it felt like there were months there where you know another powerful person was kind of being deposed or at least called out every day it feels like that wave has abated a bit at the same time i think there's still a lot of conversation about you know what are we going to do as society about these issues that kind of conversation is really important to continue and we can't lose sight of it when the movement is hit a lot of powerful and famous people including of course matt lauer at nbc's a household name but also much less wellknown people political aides of former state assemblyman who stands out to you so far as having had a major impact yeah i'm in i think you can look weinstein as sort of this initial figure and i think for a lot of the women in survivors who came forward the women who came forward about weinstein really paved the way for them you know i would also mention as is on sorry here because although you know what he was accused of is quite different obviously from what say happy weinstein was accused of i think it was this sort of interesting watershed moment for me to or we had to talk about you know is this going to be about only workplace conduct or are we gonna talk also about private relationship between men and women will end there's the question of what the definition of the metoo movement is what fits into an and what doesn't i was sort of surprised to see that eric schneiderman the new york attorney general who was just accused of sexual abuse by four women step down immediately given that that's abuse rather than unwanted advances as was the case in some situations do you think that eric schneiderman is is me to right it's it's a really good question and i think ultimately you know this is a broad based movement and people are going to sort of have their own definitions of what falls under it but i think it's clearly a time when people are invested in talking about violence against women as well as sort of sexual harassment and when people are invested in talking about all these kinds of power relationships and certainly the kinds of things that item and is accused of certainly amount to abuse of power certainly in that way i think he falls in line with some of the his history of sexual assault sits in the oval office and a man who has repeatedly preyed on young girls campaigns for the senate with the with the full support of his party what do you think about that that franken democrat resigned and yet president trump has been accused of a lot of things that would fall into this movement and roy moore who he's talking about there who was going for that senate seat in alabama they didn't step down they you know more than win but they they didn't you know step back as he did no more i think remains defiant despite his loss and i'm of course trump is still is still in the white house it's something that has been brought up a lot i think the fact that you know trump has been accused of sexual misconduct now by i think it's nineteen women and you know has faced like relatively few consequences for those accusations although he's now being sued not just by stormy daniels who doesn't alleged misconduct but he's also being sued by summers nervosa who who does allege some sexual misconduct and that case might actually open up some cans of worms for for trump down the road you know i think it this has been very frustrating for a number of people that i've talked to it's very frustrating to see you know this in some ways the most powerful person in the country almost standing apart from me to and not not face anything you know at at the same time i think there's a valid question ask just because trump is still in the white house does that mean that men lake al franken shouldn't face consequences for what they're accused up i'm not sure trump provides an excuse for other men in that way do you think we've started to see any broader social changes as a result of the metoo movement i certainly hope that we have and i hope that we will i think we're starting to see certain things one thing i've been looking at a lot is workplaces that have had you know high profile sort of metoo dismissals and what they're doing to change their practices because a lot of times as we've seen you know it's not it's not just one bad apple there's there's often a systemic problem and there's often people

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Ohio, Ronald and David Hozeal discussed on First Light

First Light

00:57 sec | 4 years ago

Ohio, Ronald and David Hozeal discussed on First Light

"First light twenty nine past so as guy in north ridgeville ohio calls the police to say he's being stalked by a pig police drive over there ready to arrest him for being a walking drunk but then they see that he sober a pig is following him so now the guy is safe the pig back home with its owner we don't know how it got out birthdays former senator al franken sixtyseven mr t is sixty six ronald is lee of the eisley brothers seventy seven and first light is produced by david hozeal engineered by the legendary joe ardinger it's monday may twenty first i'm evan haning and first light is a production of westwood one news information is power everything you need to know before you get to work the komo morning news on the northwest only allnews station komo news one thousand fm ninety seven seven and komonews dot com.

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