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A highlight from S13 E12: Wayne: Entrepreneur, Founder, Marketing Expert
"Hello, welcome to The Elone Show. I'm your host, John Mayelone. In this episode, don't have regulars because reasons, I guess. As for our guest, he is from Alexandra, Louisiana. He's an entrepreneur and founder of Ugly Muck Marketing. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you, Wayne Mullins. Thank you so much. I'm excited to be here. Me too. So, how's life? Life is fabulous. I think, you know, I'm learning to embrace every day in every moment. To embrace the moments, whether they are what some would consider beautiful or what others may consider ugly. To learn to be present and in the moment. And I think that's the best way to possibly live life. Fantastic. And have you been up to much recently? I have. We are on the work front. We are busy growing. It's our busiest season of the year. So, we've been busy there. My wife and I and our kids were in the process of building a house, which is a little bit deceptive. We're not doing the building, obviously, but lots of decisions around building the house and the finishes and all that kind of stuff. Ah, all right then. Very good. And what was the inspiration and the idea of Ugly Muck Marketing? Yeah. So, the idea and inspiration behind Ugly Muck Marketing was simply this, that I wanted to create a marketing agency that is focused on results as the number one thing that matters. So often in the digital marketing space, in the ad agency space, the thing that so many get distracted by is trying to win awards. And Ugly Muck Marketing, the name actually stems from this quote that is, I would rather an ad that's ugly and effective over one that's beautiful, but isn't. So, that is the mission and that is the calling for what we do at Ugly Muck Marketing. Ah, I like it. And what was life for you growing up? I grew up in, I guess you could say more of rural Louisiana, not across the river, not far from where I'm at right now in an area called Pineville, Louisiana, population roughly 15 ,000 or so. So for me, it was growing up, spent a lot of times out in nature, in the woods, building forts in the woods and just had a lot of fun with friends and yeah, it was great. Okay. Very nice. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? I would live where I'm at right now. I'm a firm believer in this idea that we as human beings, we aren't trees, meaning we can get up and move at any point in time. And I think it's not good for us mentally, emotionally to always long to be somewhere different than where we are. And, you know, if I really wanted to live somewhere else in the world, then I'm of the belief that I should make that happen, that I should get up, that I can move. Yes, there may be obstacles, there may be challenges, there may be all kinds of other things that, quote unquote, get in the way. But again, anything is possible. And we live in a world now where it's easier than ever to up and move to a new location. Couldn't agree more. What's your favorite ice cream topping? I'm going to go with probably strawberries. Interesting. Have you heard of a drink called banana friche? It sounds familiar. I don't know if I've had it, but it does sound familiar. Oh, is that so? It is. I don't know where or why I would have heard of it. OK, interesting, because every guest I've had, I've asked this question a lot to most guests and they said, no, I never heard of it. You are the first person to at least heard of it to some extent. So that's a surprise to me, in my opinion. Yeah, we need the bells and the whistles and like the streamers going off or some fireworks or something, at least, right? Yes, that calls for a celebration. Absolutely. So fill me in. What is it? So it is like a banana flavored drink, which is part smoothie, part milkshake. It's called a tingly sensations that you could possibly think of. Sounds delicious. It sure does. Would you rather never use social media again or never watch another movie or TV show again? Well, I'm going to choose TV because I actually really don't watch TV at all at this point or don't watch movies. And I often joke with people when they meet me or get to know me. I say if you begin the sentence or you begin the question with, have you seen the answer is already going to be no. So don't even ask the question. OK, that makes sense. I would say I would say never watch TV or movies again because I'm mostly on social media looking at stuff anyway. And also, you can watch full length feature films on social media, which is kind of multiple parts. So that's the ultimate cheap code. Yes, indeed. I love it. What's the weather like today where you currently are right now? It is overcast today in a high of only 84 degrees, which is actually a break in the heat from where we've been. So we're we're enjoying the overcast and cooler temps today. Me too. It was pretty hot the last few days, but now we're reaching autumn temperatures now, which is pretty cool. Literally. Well. What is the most comfortable piece of clothing you own? I would say it's a T -shirt that my wife got me for my birthday and it's by a company called One Golden Thread. And I don't know what they made the shirt out of. It's some cotton blend, I believe, but it is incredibly comfortable. Ah, very nice. Do you think a hot dog is a sandwich? I would say absolutely. It comes between two slices of bread or two pieces of bread. But I guess if you want to get really technical, the bread is still enjoined on one end. So you can make an argument in that case that is not technically a sandwich, but there are sandwiches that go in a similar style or similar type of bread. So I'm going to say it is OK. That's a good point, I guess. What hobby would you get into if time and money weren't an issue? Time and money weren't an issue. I would get into surfing. Nice. What could you do a 40 minute presentation on without any preparation? Marketing. That makes sense. Would you rather not be able to open closed doors or not be able to close open doors? That's a tough one. I'm going to go with I would rather not be able to close open doors. Nice. It leaves opportunities open for you. Absolutely. Yes, I love it. If you were given 400 acres of land, what would you use it for? I would take some of it. I would make it into a small farm of sorts, enough to produce enough produce for my family and friends. And then I would have a small portion for maybe some farm animals. And then I would love to leave the rest of it very wooded and maybe put a few trails, hiking trails, biking trails through some of that land. OK, that'd be pretty cool. How much time do you spend on the Internet? Way too much. I spend most of my work day on some form of the Internet, whether that is Google Docs, whether that's email or a social media channel. And then unfortunately, I spend too much time of that on social media or on various forms of Internet in the evenings as well. So way too much is the answer. OK. Yes, I agree. I would certainly say the same thing. What is the best way to start the morning? The absolute best way to start the morning is with some meditation and some gratitude. Sweet. Is that all? Or is there more to it? Well, those would be the best. I also love doing some journaling first thing in the morning and reading something that is inspirational, encouraging, something that really helps me set the tone for the day. I believe that our morning is kind of like the rudder, if you will, for the day, like a rudder on a ship determines where the entire massive ship goes. That one little rudder in comparison to the ship. I believe that our morning routines act in that same way. And unfortunately, for so many of us, we are unintentional with our morning routines. We allow the alarm to go off multiple times. We hit snooze, we rush, we hurry, and all of those things fill our minds subconsciously with worry, with stress, with thoughts of I'm late, with thoughts of I'm not going to be on time. All these words and all these feelings that, in my opinion, have a very negative connotation. So, yeah, I think that's that's the rudder for the day. Okay, yes, couldn't agree more.
A highlight from SBF's Election FRAUD (Dark Donations EXPOSED!)
"We are, uh, here in the Bahamas, we are going to make it right. If you became a millionaire, would you keep working? The commander is here. What's going on right now? California's trying to figure out this thing. Don't think I got a pop in my butt. Yeah. Oh, I can. Welcome to BitBoy Crypto! Home of the BitSquad, the largest and greatest crypto community in all of the Interwebs. I just propelled from the ceiling, folks. I actually jumped off the monkey's shoulders there. Today is August 15th. It's the middle of the month. Wake up, wake up. It's the middle of the month. It is 11 .32 a .m. because we meant to start at that time. How are you doing today? We have on the boards today. Ah, it's me. Drew, we got the truth back. Where's Tim? Tim, I think they're offside at like some manager meeting or something like that. Probably at Applebee's, you know? Okay, yeah, I'm just the talking face, man. I'm just the talking face in the white hoodie. How are we all doing? Davenport's in the house. Alexandra G Studio, 388 Manawak, John Redman, Jay, Arth Vader, great name right there. We also got some junkies in the house. How are we all doing? Ben is in Dubai. We might cover that a little bit on X minute, but I think it's just time for us to get right into MarketWatch. How are we all doing? Crypto is doing okay. It looks like it ballooned a little bit early this morning. If we hit refresh, we're now down 0 .2. Okay, so we flipped into the negative here. 24 -hour volume. Still pretty low coming in at 31 billion. Bitcoin dominance unchanged at 46 .9. Gas might actually be unchanged at 31 Gwei. I think it might have been 31 yesterday if not really, really close. Alright, Bitcoin is now down 0 .5 % along with Ethereum. Let's see, we have BNB down 0 .6%. Nothing's really moving. If we go to finally find something in the single digits, it's Doge. Doge is down a little bit. Polygon is down 2 .2. And then we have our first real gainer of the day. That's TonCoin. TonCoin now up to 16 in coin market cap. I don't recall it being that high that long ago, so they're now up 4 .6%. Keep scrolling. Chainlink peeled back a lot of the gains there, so maybe I could be able to get some cheap Chainlink again. Let's see, we go to the top gainers. Hedera still gaining, still making moves. I think yesterday at this time, it was up 16%. Now, it is up 11%. So really like seeing that pump right there. Flexcoin up 10%. Radix up 6 .8%. And ThorChain, look at that. Weekly folks up 51%. RollBit up 3 .5%. But look at that. Weekly folks up 6 .5 % or 65%. So RollBit having some pretty good gains. Have you been getting any of these major movers lately? I was lucky enough to be in RollBit for months. I saw one person he posted. His last two trades was RollBit and ThorChain. What about you? Any of these major movers? Okay. It says Mike muted. Is your mic muted? Are they trolling you? Oh, no, it was muted. Oh, man. Guys, he just gave you the secret to the universe and gave you KFC's 11 herbs and spices. Secret stuff. But yeah, XDC was the last bump I had, and then I didn't get back in HBAR after its 8 -cent hump that it had previous to what it's got going on right now. Watching HBAR to get back into it, but then also seeing CASPA pull back a little bit. So I'm watching CASPA looking for my entry point. Well, speaking of CASPA, the number one coin in the top 100 that lost value today actually was CASPA. CASPA is down 8 .8%. Pepe is down 6 .3 % and Injective is down 4 .2%. Chainlink down 3 .7%. I was joking about buying some more Chainlink. Guys, I don't have any CASPA. I have zero CASPA. It is now down 20 % for the week. It's now below 4 cents. I said, you know, I like that little support at that, I think it was 3 .9, and now we maybe even potentially going below that. Yeah, it was the high here. So we're below the high here. We're below the high here. Does that mean we have another leg to go down? I'm not going to wait for 2 cents. I might go ahead and start scaling it now now that we're in the 3's there. Let's see. We hit max. It got as high. Yeah, that was just the recent relative high there. How high do you think it can go? There's no price memory. So there's no 2021 level to look at. I mean, I think CASPA is going to be a major mover in this next bull run. I think that DAGs, Constellation DAG and CASPA are going to have their own little narrative driven, you know, season in the market. It's nothing that, you know, I'm necessarily getting married to, like Metagraphs or taking over blockchain or anything like that. You know, a lot of people in this, in the DAG space think that way. I think it's just going to have a good moment of notice and notoriety in the bull run. And all you need is your time to shine and the lights to be on in an actual speculative bull run to really have good moves. So that's why I'm watching that one. Yeah. And we're still a ways away, folks. You know, we could still be two years from the high. We could be two years and two months from the high. I don't think it'd be much higher than 26 months. But guys, we still got a long road ahead of us before we have this blow off topper. Maybe not blow off top, but the top. All right. Well, speaking of... Not going to do that segue. Not going to do that segue. Oh. Let's talk about SBF. Let's get into the main story here. I'm glad I didn't do that segue. U .S. Grand Jury files new seven -count charges against Sam Bankman -Fried, files new seven -count charges. This is a little odd way of saying it, but seven new counts have just been filed against Sammy Boy here. Of course, bail was revoked last week after he leaked private conversations of Caroline Ellison. Also, you know, used the VPN. Judge did not like those actions. Well, the Grand Jury filed a superseding indictment against Sam Bankman -Fried, the founder of FTX. Among the indictment was that he covered, he cornered over $100 million in customer funds for political reasons. Another way of saying that is he used customers' funds to bribe politicians. Sorry, not bribe, to donate, to donate to politicians. It's not bribing, folks. It is not bribing. The Grand Jury argued that SBF knowingly used FTX's investors and customers' funds to enrich himself. It also claimed he sponsored campaign contributions to U .S. political parties to seek to influence cryptocurrency regulation. Now we have the U .S. Criminal Division is charging him with conspiring to commit wired fraud. Notably, the seven -count charge comes after the U .S. court revoked his bail, sending him to jail last week. His bail was revoked after he leaked the diary of Caroline Ellison with the New York Times. Meanwhile, his lawyer has contested the court decision. We looked into that jail. MDC Brooklyn, not a good jail. It is not a good jail where he is at. There's lots of allegations of bugs in the food, plastic in the food, feces everywhere. Just not a great jail that you want to be at. Owen, you don't want to end up there. Is that not the effect of altruism he was looking for? No, no. Wrong kind of cucumber. I mean, he's learning about liquidity pools. There's so many jokes we could say, but let's not go there. Sam Bankman -Fried's dark donations to the GOP came back to haunt him. He was accused of funneling $100 million towards political donations. They said they mostly hid the Republican donations there, but he was charged with seven counts there. He was accused of funneling $100 million towards political donations in the 2022 election cycle. Guys, and that's just the midterm elections. Can you imagine if that was a presidential election? I'm not saying it's a two -to -one, but they probably would have spent more money. Yeah, well, SBF was only outdone by Soros in the presidential election in 2020. It's something that I've been looking at for this entire three years. We're almost into the next election cycle, and this is just now being looked at. That's probably the most aggravating thing. And then the cut of GOP to Dem, of course, he did donate to both sides, but it's very, very weighted towards the blue side where his donations went to, I above 90%. think that number may have been changed a little bit. We're going to see some more details here. Let's get into it. I want to find out more. The indictment said he failed to disclose to the FEC that his donations came from customer deposits via Alameda. He did this by directing Gary Wang to alter FTX's code, which gave Alameda improper access to customer deposits. The court finally read, over time, he directed that Alameda's credit limit be raised so high that in practice, they were permitted to draw on FTX accounts funded by customer assets on an unlimited basis. He was also one of the GOP's largest donators there. Yeah, this is the number I was looking for. Among various donations, he gave $27 million to Protect Our Future PAC, a group advocating for pandemic preparedness. This was 95 % of the $28 million raised by that group, which spent $24 million on Dem House candidates. Other executives made donations in their own names. Ryan Solomay donated, here's the number, Drew, $24 .5 million to Republican candidates through the WinRed platform. So while 90 % might be or 95 % might be SPF's number, when you look at FTX, all their employees, it's a little bit more nuanced than that. But it's still leaning Democrat, but I think roughly around close to a quarter, close to a quarter has gone to Republicans as well. But I found it interesting that he didn't use his own name to donate to Republicans. He used someone else and he hid the salami there. I guess he didn't want to piss off his parents' friends. I was talking about this in the Morning Stream ATB. His parents were California university professors at an elite school hanging out in Palo Alto. How many of those people at their wine and cheese party have a MAGA hat on? Probably not that many. They have appearances to keep up here. Do you own DWAC stock, Truth Social Growing Fast? I did learn that the VEC was a principal investor in rumble. Is he currently still in on rumble? He was basically one of the big funders in the beginning. Rumble's an interesting thing to watch because it's really gaining what seems to be steam. Ahead of this next election cycle, a lot of people have looked for alternative places and platforms other than YouTube. Obviously, YouTube is still the most powerful, but it's seeming to grab a small portion of viewers and its interface is becoming more usable, so it'll be interesting to see if it actually has a play. Who's one of the main people on there? Russell Brand. Shout out to Russell Brand and a shout out to anybody who smokes Jeffries. All right, back to FTX here. FTX exec Salome depleted the fifth about campaign finance schemes. This is a persuasion technique. Campaign finance violation schemes is kind of setting the table before we get there. He plans not to testify at the criminal trial regarding the illegal campaign donations. He said he'll be unavailable to testify as a witness. He's unavailable, the filing states. His attorney has represented that if subpoenaed, he would invoke his Fifth Amendment right against self -incrimination. According to prosecutors, he told a family member in November of 21, which is the month of Bitcoin's high, that Bankman wanted to weed out anti -crypto lawmakers through political donations and that Salome himself would help to distribute. Salome, he's the right hand. Then Bankman, he was the left hand. He's going to go to prison and never mind there. All right, well, what are your thoughts on... Now it's coming out that Republicans got some money too. I mean, I don't think it really changes the narrative. I mean, sure, he's cozy with politicians on the left. I think he's just cozy with regulators and is trying to create a moat. And those who don't know what a moat is, once you're a tech company or any kind of company, say a billion dollars in revenue, you can then make a moat in your industry where if anyone tries to compete against you, they would need billions of dollars and you effectively create a moat from new competition. A good example is, is it the FDA that does drug approval? It's my understanding it can take 10 years and over a billion dollars to launch a drug. So what does that do? It creates a moat for the handful of pharmaceutical companies. And I think we're seeing the same thing here. FTX, he wanted to create a moat and be the only American crypto provider.
"alexandra" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"And I think that that's the idea. We're gonna go to a break. Final segment coming back with Alexandra DeSantis. The book is tearing us apart. The land of hopes and dreams is my love. All that I hope, where all I hope for is a leave. All I hope for is a love, American style, truer than the red, white, and blue. Love, American style. When look you over your shoulder and you see the light that you've left behind. Hey there folks, final segment with Alexandra DeSantis who has written the book with Ryan Anderson, tearing us apart, how abortion harms everything and something. One of the things we haven't talked about is the dramatically disproportionate number of abortions among minority communities. Talk about that. Yeah, so our third chapter we talk a bit about how we put it as abortion harms social equality. And we look at how among minority populations there's just a completely disproportionate abortion rate as compared to among white women. And unfortunately what you'll see is if you look at the way abortion supporters talk about this, they almost celebrate it. They'll point to the fact that more than 80 % of Planned Parenthoods are within walking distance of black or Hispanic neighborhoods. And they celebrate this and say what a great service they're providing. But to me, if you have such a high rate of abortion in particular communities, knowing that abortion is killing an unborn child, you have to ask yourself what's wrong here? What's wrong in these communities and how can we support them so they don't feel like they have to do this at such high rates? Well, it seems to me like this is genuine racism in action. In other words, that liberals talk a good game. But the reality is that they are themselves convinced that darker skinned people are less capable of succeeding and we have to help them by helping them to kill their kids because we don't want them to be saddled with a lot of kids. They're not capable of having stable families. The men run around. In other words, they're completely avoiding the fact that they have helped create that dysfunction. I mean, Senator Moynihan in the mid 60s, Democratic Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan wrote about the breakdown of the black family at the very heart of all kinds of difficulties. And so it's a self -fulfilling prophecy really. And you have typically white liberals say, well, that's why it's wonderful that, they can do whatever they're gonna do, but we wanna make it really easy for them by giving them access to abortion. So it feels like the, I can't remember the phrase, the soft racism of low expectations or something like that. No, I think that's right. And we looked at the history of the abortion rights movement. It really came out of the eugenics movement where the progressives were very much in favor of trying to legalize contraception, mainly to hand it out to what they would have called unfit populations or feeble -minded populations. Margaret Sanger herself, the founder of Planned Parenthood, this was her big agenda. And this has slowly morphed into the people who promote abortion today. Yeah, it's interesting that back then in the 1920s, they talk about follow the science. The science is there is no God. We evolved out of the primordial soup. Some of us are more evolved than others. The lighter races are more evolved than the darker races. And wouldn't it make scientific sense to take the science that we have to make it possible for us to eradicate those populations? That's exactly what the eugenics movement and Margaret Sanger was doing, obviously through birth control, but also through abortion. And it is so evil, of course, but it's also interesting to my mind that the abortion industry, they have never been able to face where they come from. That's where they come from. No, that's very true. And it was only just a couple of years ago that Planned Parenthood was willing to acknowledge that Margaret Sanger was a eugenicist. They just completely ignored it and handed out the Margaret Sanger Award to Nancy Pelosi and Hillary Clinton. To Hillary Clinton. Congratulations, Hillary. I wonder if she has that on her mantle piece..
"alexandra" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"Anymore. And I have to say, you mentioned your denomination. The Catholic Church has evidently taken that position with regard to the pride stuff. It's really horrifying to me, because I do think of the Catholic Church in some ways as a firewall when it comes to basic issues like this, certainly abortion. But the idea that the Vatican would be suddenly not just waffling, but kind of promoting a pride agenda or tolerance, I couldn't be more horrified and confused. I'm not sure what to make of it, frankly. Yeah, no, I completely agree with that. And when I mentioned my denomination, I should say the Church's teaching has never changed on this, right? In the same way the Church's teaching hasn't changed on marriage or on gender. But the things that certain people say, particularly Catholics who are not in the hierarchy, say about abortion are very wrong. I mean, look at President Biden. He's been claiming for decades now that he supports abortion in good conscience, because women need to be able to decide for themselves, and it's not his place to impose his religion, which is an argument we debunk very thoroughly in the book. But I can't believe we're doing that. We also don't believe it's his religion, if you really want to be clear. I mean, my goodness, what a joke. But I know I'm interrupting, but I also don't understand how bishops and priests can give communion to public figures who are espousing views that are openly against the magisterium of the Church. It's just baffling to me. No, I completely agree. It's a very hot debate in Catholic circles, certainly. And I think there are some bishops, some cardinals who come down in the right direction, but many, I think, are too afraid or feel it isn't their place for whatever reason to say something. And my fear is that it really gives scandal, right? The idea that Joe Biden could be allowed to call himself a practicing Catholic in good standing, while so publicly supporting something like unlimited abortion. Yeah, I mean, I think the late Governor Cuomo was in a similar situation, but he was a little bit more nuanced about it. I think we have folks like Pelosi and Biden somehow able plausibly to claim that they are Catholics. It's just absolutely mystifying to me, because it's like saying I'm a pacifist, but I'm going to kill some people today. But what can I tell you? That's just my interpretation for today. Well, I asked you a moment ago what we can do, what the pro -life movement can do next. I want to talk a little bit more about that. What are the things we can do to encourage women to have the children inside them? Yeah, I mean, I think one of the big things that's been proven very successful is pregnancy resource centers, right? A place where a woman who's considering abortion or has an unplanned pregnancy can go and find support, not just diapers or financial support or whatever it might be, but also kind of a team of people saying, look, we think you can do this, right? Many women who choose abortion, it's because they're being told I'm not going to support you, you can't do this, you won't be able to finish your education, et cetera, et cetera. The whole culture screams that at women, right? So to have a place where a woman is actually told, look, your child is not your enemy, you can do this, we can help you, I think is very, very successful. So to expand that model is really big. I also think, and something I talk about a lot when I speak with pro -lifers is the importance of telling men to step up, right? And you mentioned the coercion or the pressure. A lot of women, a lot of men just kind of shrug and say, you know, it's your decision. And they think they're saying something pro -woman or supportive, but it's your decision just shoves the entire issue on the woman's plate, right? The correct response is I will support you. I will be there every step of the way as you have this child. And I think we need to have a culture where more and more men are taught that it's their responsibility to say something like that if their partner, if their wife or whoever it is gets pregnant. Right, and instead of saying when you have this child or your child, when you have our child, because it is inescapably our child, and it really becomes a human being when you put it in that way..
"alexandra" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"That's inspire advisors dot com slash Eric. Advisory services are offered through Inspire Advisors LLC, a registered investment advisor with the SEC. Welcome back. We're talking to Alexandra Santis, one of the two authors with Ryan Anderson, of Tearing Us Apart, How Abortion Harms Everything and Solves Nothing. It's an important book. What do you say to those genuinely misguided Christians who seem to think that it's the duty of a Christian to support a woman's so -called marriage? Where do you think they get that idea from? Well, I think unfortunately, there are plenty of churches and religious leaders who tell people this, right? I've read about, you know, not in my denomination, thankfully, I'm Catholic, but I have seen plenty of Christians who claim Christian leaders who claim that this is a Christian thing. So perhaps that's where people are picking it up. But I also think there's this kind of misguided notion that conscience, so to speak, is just the guide for all of us. And our conscience is whatever we kind of feel like doing. We've lost, of course, the conscience is real, right? We should care about that. But we've lost the notion that one has to form their conscience and that a conscience could be malformed or that you could be, you know, doing something out of your own conscience and still be wrong. And so I think we have this idea that, well, if a woman has decided it's right for her, who am I to say otherwise? And if she's in need, I had better help, as opposed to thinking that, you know, someone might decide to do something gravely harmful to themselves or someone else. And the Christian thing to do would be to help them see that that's wrong, right? And to support them, of course, if they've been harmed by it and to kind of direct them to mercy and forgiveness, but never to justify a grave moral evil simply because someone thinks it's the right thing for them. Well, once again, as I say, over 50 plus years, we've seen the slow evaporation of the idea of right and wrong and the emergence, the deification almost of feelings, which is really horrible, because I'm sure Hitler felt strongly that he was doing the right thing. I'm sure most people doing the wrong thing feel strongly they're doing the right thing. And our inability to say that and to advocate for what is right, you know, somebody referred to it a couple of years ago as a lack of cultural confidence. It's part of the same thing. really It's this subjectification of everything. And so when you subjectify everything, you cease to believe in objective truth in a moral order. And we've been dealing with this for many decades, but it's interesting to see it bearing fruit now so that people, they just become confused. They don't seem, even if something seems to them wrong, they think, well, it's wrong for me, which we've been hearing for some time. But preposterous. it's You can't function that way. But that, which we touched on earlier, really has led us to this place where people are constantly dithering, unable to say, I need to help this woman understand that this is bad, that this will hurt her, that this is a moral wrong. The idea that it's a moral wrong, we seem unwilling to state that.
"alexandra" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"I'm talking to the author of Tearing Us Apart, How Abortion Harms Everything and Solves Nothing, Alexandra DeSantis. What now that we're celebrating a year of Roe v. Wade having been overturned. Obviously, we're not done. There are many abortions in America every year. What does the pro -life movement do next? Where do we go from here? Well, I like to think of it as a kind of all hands on deck moment, right? We need both law and culture. We can't just be focused on changing policy. We can't just be focused on building pregnancy resource centers or staffing them. We have to think about it from from all angles. And so I think we've seen great success over the last year that a number of states have passed pro -life laws that they've wanted all along, that they weren't able to get in place because of Roe. We've seen some states in the middle come up with something like a 12 week bill or a 15 week bill, which is certainly not ideal. And we hope they'll keep having more pro -life laws over time. But there's definitely been a lot of positive progress at the state level. I think we need really a Republican Party that's willing to step up and support pro -life laws vocally. You unfortunately see a lot of Republicans at the federal level who have called themselves pro -life now saying, you know, go talk to your state legislature. It's not my problem anymore. I didn't want to talk about it, you know, Roe is over. And I think we need a really different message from the top level. We need Republican candidates who are committed to talking about pro -life being pro -life in a compassionate, convincing way, supporting pro -life policy. So I think it's going to have to be a kind of wide ranging strategy. Just to help us understand what happened a year ago when the opposition came down and Roe v. Wade was overturned. What are some states, in other words, you know, Roe v. Wade found, you know, this phantom right in the Constitution for abortion for every state. OK, that's overturned. So suddenly the states get to decide. They get to argue amongst themselves about this issue. So what are some of the success stories in states around the country? I was talking to Abby Johnson recently, who is telling me that in Texas, it's virtually impossible to get an abortion. And I, I really couldn't even believe what I was hearing. I thought, really, is that possible that we have succeeded to that extent over the decades to where it's possible for a state like Texas to rule, to effectively outlaw abortion? I believe it was in Houston every time I was driving in Houston, when I would visit there, people would say that's the largest planned parenthood facility, like, you know, in the country's gigantic place where thousands of babies are killed. And so what what is Texas like now? And what other states do you do you know of where it is very difficult or if not impossible and illegal to get an abortion? So there are about, I would say, a little more than a dozen states between 12 and 20 states, you know, states like Texas, like you mentioned. Florida is another one. South Carolina, I believe, Kentucky. But there are many, I don't know off the top of my head. Most of them have rallied around heartbeat bills. So these are bills where a woman can't get an abortion after the point where a fetal heartbeat can be detected during an ultrasound. And that means somewhere around between six and eight weeks of pregnancy. And so typically most women find out they're pregnant a little bit before that. So there is still some time to have an abortion. But you're almost always not going to be getting an abortion before that point. So in these states and in a few others, abortion is essentially illegal after conception. And so I think it is true that in plenty of states, women, unless they're getting some kind of mail order abortion from an abortion provider online, they're mostly not getting abortions anymore. But that's just such a big victory. It's just so amazing to me. That's why it's a little bit hard for me to take in, you know, because I've lived most of my life under the gloomy penumbra of Roe v. Wade..
"alexandra" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"Talk about that for a moment. Yeah, so we definitely one chapter, we dedicate to talking about the history of Roe v. Wade, and essentially what we talk about there is how the justices who ended up in the majority, the seven justices who wrote Roe v. Wade, they knew before they wrote that ruling, before they even heard arguments that they were planning to legalize abortion. They wanted to do that all along. They had a political agenda, an ideological agenda. If you go back and look at the documents, as many scholars have done, they thought that they could just settle this for the entire country. They didn't think they had an obligation to read the Constitution and see what was in it. They worked backwards from the conclusion they wanted to reach. And that's why I think, you know, the Dobbs decision does a really good job of showing this if you go and read it. But the decision was not real. It was not grounded in anything. It was not legal reasoning. It was a political, ideological decision masquerading as law. So we go through all that and we talk to about our politics and how in particular the Democratic Party is just totally enthralled to the abortion lobby now. And we go into a bit of the history of how that happened. But the conclusion we draw is, look, this is a sad situation for Americans, right? That we don't we have a choice between one political party that supports this grave moral evil, you know, lock, stock and barrel. It completely supports it. And another political party that doesn't. Right. And how great would it be for us as Americans to have a real choice between parties or politicians, all of whom know that abortion is a grave moral evil? And unfortunately, we just don't have that. We're talking to Alexandra DeSantis, who's one of the authors of Tearing Us Apart, How Abortion Harms Everything and Solves Nothing. We'll be right back. When I leave, I'm alone with you, it's me. You want me to leave it there. Afraid of a love affair, but I think you know. I can't let go. Tell me why Relief Factor is so successful at lowering or eliminating pain. I'm often asked that question. Just the other night, I was asked that question. Well, the owners of Relief Factor tell me they believe our bodies were designed to heal. That's right, designed to heal. And I agree with them. And the doctors who formulated Relief Factor for them selected the four best ingredients. Yes, 100 percent drug free ingredients. And each one of them helps your body deal with inflammation. Each of the four ingredients deals with inflammation from a different metabolic pathway. That's the point. So approaching from four different angles may be why so many people find such wonderful relief. If you've got back pain, shoulder, neck, hip, knee or foot pain from exercise or just getting older, you should order the three week quick start discounted to only nineteen ninety five to see if it'll work for you. It has worked for about 70 percent of the half a million people who've tried it and have ordered more on one.
The Harm Abortion Does to Women With Alexandra DeSanctis
"Are two things about abortion that you never hear. One is that oftentimes it is men bullying women into abortion one way or the other, that it is not an empowering choice, but that's, in fact, selfish men bullying them into this. You hardly ever hear that because it doesn't go along with the reigning cultural narrative that says abortion is a wonderful thing. And you also don't hear of the tremendous harm, emotional, psychological harm that abortion does to women. You simply don't hear about that. And if we lived in a normal culture, you know, Oprah Winfrey would have had these women I should tell. We want to hear your stories. And they would tell the horror stories of walking around with this wound and this pain and wanting to know what to do about it and where to go with that. And, you know, if you're a Christian, you know, you can go to go to God and get 100 percent forgiveness and love. But if you don't know that, naturally, you would say, I just can't even acknowledge that I've that I've done something wrong. But that idea that abortion harms women, it seems to me that strategically as we try to make it less normal for people to have abortions and try to make people understand that it's a bad thing, we have to be clear. And I know in your book, you get into this about how it really harms women. In other words, if you're thinking about having an abortion, you need to be aware of what this might do to you in the future. You need to know you need to hear the stories so that you understand there is very likely a high price. This is not like getting a mole removed. No, and of course, a moral price, too, as you mentioned, right? There's always mercy available. There's always forgiveness if you know where to look. But this is not like going to get a mole removed, as you say. And I think unfortunately, the abortion industry, promoters of abortion, abortion advocates, they really have a lock on what our culture hears, as you pointed out. And so women, even when you you go to get an abortion, abortion providers have lobbied for decades now not to have to tell women about the physical and psychological risks of abortion. They sue in court constantly not to have to give the kind of information women would really need in order to give informed consent. And you talk about, you know, hearing stories of abortion regret on Oprah. All we hear is stories of women who are so glad they had an abortion or even sometimes you'll see these articles of women saying, I didn't have an abortion and I wish I had, right, as their living child is out here in the world. And it's it's heartbreaking and awful and, you know, horrific, kind of satanic, as you say, that that this sentiment is out there and normal and celebrated.
Alexandra DeSanctis Reveals the Shocking Truth About Abortion
"You know, resort to using the word satanic or demonic, because when you think about that, that idea of trying to divorce a woman from one of the most beautiful aspects of what makes her a woman in the image of God, and to say that she would be at odds with the life inside her. It really is a dark thing to say it's it's somehow creepy. And I guess you can see how vulnerable women would be freaked out by this idea. And many of them are freaked out by this idea that that somehow they're of afraid what might happen inside their own bodies. It's it's repulsive to them. It's an amazing thing to be at that place and to be giving vent to that, as though somehow that's a legitimate point of view. Yeah, it's a really unfortunate situation. And I think we certainly as pro -lifers shouldn't minimize the fact that, you know, pregnancy, having childbearing is a unique thing women have to deal with. Right. Contrary to what some might say today, men don't become pregnant. Only women become pregnant. It's a unique thing that women go through and have to deal with. And it certainly causes health problems sometimes or inconveniences or difficulties. But the answer to those difficulties is not to say that we should kill unborn human beings. Right. The answer is to have a society that's more responsive to the needs of women that encourages men to step up. But unfortunately, I think abortion has helped to normalize male abandonment. Right. Rather than saying that men should step up and support women and children, particularly when there are unplanned pregnancies. We've just said, oh, well, if a man doesn't want to step up, women can just go have an abortion. Right. And so women are left to choose between either being abandoned and on their own or going and committing an act of violence against their own child in order to save themselves. And we're
"alexandra" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"Check it out. Don't go shame, darling, don't go shame. Thank you for all the joy and pain. Welcome back. We're talking about abortion. We're, to some extent, celebrating a year ago, the overturning of Roe v. Wade and the Dobbs decision. And I'm talking to the author, one of the two authors, of tearing us apart. How abortion harms everything and solves nothing. Ryan Anderson and Alexandra De Santis, and I'm talking to Alexandra De Santis. Alexandra, why do you say in the book that, in fact, abortion harms women? I could make my own arguments along those lines, because just what you said, people always talk about we care about women, we care about women, we care about women. And, you know, you want to say, great, so do I. So does God. And abortion actually harms women. So if you care about women, you should not be on board with abortion. But what are some of the arguments for why abortion, in fact, harms women? Sure. So we kind of break this down into two categories in the book. We talk about first women who've actually had an abortion and the way that abortion harms them. So we go through the many types of short term, long term physical complications that can come about as a result of abortion. And there are plenty, although the other side would like to claim otherwise. And we also talk about the psychological after effects of abortion. And unfortunately, we don't hear about this very much because abortion supporters like to quiet this down. But many, many women who have an abortion, first of all, many women don't really want to have an abortion, right? They do it because they feel like it's their only option or someone's pressuring them or they don't have any other choice, don't have any support. And they find themselves regretting this deeply for many, many years after the fact, ashamed to talk about it. You know, oftentimes they suffer from drug abuse, alcohol abuse, even suicidal ideation, all these horrible psychological complications as a result of having had an abortion. So that's the women who've had an abortion. We also talk about how abortion kind of fosters this anti -woman society. So the idea that that pregnancy is a disease, for example, is deeply embedded in the concept of abortion, that a child doesn't belong inside his or her mother, right? Or the child is an enemy. All this kind of fosters a culture where the male mode of being human, you know, not becoming pregnant is the ideal or the normal mode of being human. And the fact that women become pregnant or have children is somehow lesser than or strange or something we need to kind of suppress and put aside or at least be able to put aside when it's inconvenient or problematic..
"alexandra" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
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Eric Welcomes "Tearing Us Apart" Author Alexandra DeSanctis
"I have as my guest, I'm very happy to say, Alexandra DeSantis, who is the author, along with Ryan Anderson, of a book titled Tearing Us Apart, How Harms Abortion Everything and Solves Nothing. Alexandra, welcome. Thanks so much for having me. Good to be with you. And congratulations on writing a very important book and on a spectacular title, Tearing Us Apart. Wow, that says it all. What how did you find yourself? I should mention, by the way, for anyone who's interested that your fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center and your work has appeared everywhere, National Review, Human Life Review, Washington Post, New York Times, Wall Street Journal and on and on. And this is something that, you know, to write a whole book about it, what what led you and Ryan, obviously, to to want to write this book? Well, I've been a writer at National Review since I graduated from college. And when I got there, I was given a lot of freedom to write about what I wanted. And pro -life issues have always been top of mind for me. And so I've been writing about this now for about, I guess, seven years in a very, very dedicated fashion. And by the time I got around to thinking about writing a book, you know, Ryan was kind of helping me workshop the proposal a bit. And the Supreme Court was considering Dobbs. And so Ryan suggested, why don't we, you know, co -write this book? And so we worked together on the proposal and the framing of it. So I kind of got to bring this expertise I developed to working with with Ryan and at a very timely moment.
Ex-Capitol Police Chief: Pelosi's Daughter's Filming Endangered Exit
"Should have been fired is blasting former House Speaker Pelosi for hampering her evacuation from the u .s. Capitol that day by letting her daughter Alexandra film her exit saying it proved a distraction that put unnecessary strain on her security detail well that's my point it's so weird when you look at the footage what you need to realize is a protective detail is specific specifically for the protectee you're there you're protecting the protectee sunset on just the news now Capitol Police statutorily have do the authority to protect family members it's my understanding the person holding the camera was Pelosi's daughter but she's there in the position of being media media the protective details in there to protect media and whoever else was there with her for the sole purpose videotaping of creates a major distraction for the protective detail and he added you know they don't train to protect those additional people this suggests to me that Nancy wasn't all that scared or not scared to the point that a lot of people would be I mean you're filming it? Sun was reacting to newly released Capitol Police obtained security footage by just the news showing Pelosi's evacuation from the US Capitol on January 6 where a daughter can be seen filming her for an HBO documentary you know it was
Artist paints Kosovo and Serbia leaders kissing ahead of talks
"As leaders of Kosovo and Serbia prepare to meet in upcoming EU mediated talks, a young artist from Kosovo has revealed her latest work a controversial painting of Kosovo's and Serbia's Alexandra volcic. Locked in a passionate embrace with suits on of course. Says she's painting COTI and voltage as very close to each other, made two is the meeting between them. I think she says the two leaders need a few more meetings to get closer in this state. They're showing now in the painting. The image is drawn some criticism on social media, but Marathi says she still convinced the two sides can normalise relations through dialog. Talks in Brussels are not going to be easy. Nevertheless, political analysts are tan more hacks hairy, says he hopes the international community will persuade both the kickstart talks. The situation, especially after the elections in the north of Kosovo is very tense, however, I think that the international community will pressure both prime minister kurti and president to continue with the constructive approach because that is the only way forward. I'm Charles De Ledesma
Dinesh Reviews Statements Made by Nancy Pelosi’s Daughter
"These are lines out of Alexandra Pelosi's mouth. She's talking about the shaman guy. And here's what she says. The shaman did nothing. What did the shaman do? He stood there. So in other words, what kind of insurrectionist is just standing there, basically doing nothing, making no effort to take over the government. Here is Nancy Pelosi continuing. Are the Proud Boys white supremacists. She goes, I'm Friends with Gavin mcinnes, the founder of the proud boy. When someone talks about the Proud Boys they say, well, white supremacists that she lacks as a ha ha ha, what a ridiculous concept. She then says to the January 6th defendant, you're going to be able to laugh about this one day. And then she goes on to say, if there was an insurrection, you were supposed to have a plan, this was the sorry insurrection in history. Honey, this is exactly what you say. If this wasn't insurrection is the most incompetently planned, poorly executed insurrection ever, and Nancy Pelosi's daughter knows that. So she's laughing it off, meaning this is not a serious insurrection. People may be saying, this is 70, 76 all over again, but they mean that metaphorically. They're not taking any steps to blow up the capital to sort of forcibly seize the capital with force of arms, none of that.
Nancy Pelosi’s Daughter Caught on Tape Refuting J6 Narrative
"A gateway pundit Refuting January 6th narrative admitting January 6th protests not an insurrection D.C. courts to bias Well that's an interesting headline Very interesting What's going on here Nancy Pelosi's daughter Alexandra palosi is producing an HBO documentary about the January 6 2021 protests and riot in Washington D.C. rights gateway pundit Jim Hough In October 2022 CNN released never before seen footage Nancy Pelosi Mitch McConnell inside the U.S. capitol on January 6th 2021 The two people who refused to call in the National Guard prior to that day and during the riding You know Mitch McConnell has never been held to account by Republicans He was responsible for securing that building too and he didn't do anything He didn't lift a finger He didn't even lift one of his crooked arthritic figures mister producer The footage was filmed by Nancy's daughter Alexandra Nancy son in law was outside during the protests filming the quote unquote insurrection Nancy had a camera crew at the U.S. capitol as if she knew it was going to be a historic day Quite the coincidence So it turned out January 6th was a historic day It was also well planned and staged he says now there's never before released video of Nancy Pelosi's daughter admitting to a January 6th defendant That the insurrection narrative was nonsense The Washington D.C. is too biased to hold fair trials for Trump supporters I believe that a 100%
Brazil Sets Up Repressive Censorship Regime After January 8 Protests
"In the aftermath of January 6th, 2021, a vast censorship regime descended across social media in the United States. And now it looks like in the aftermath of January 8th, January 8th being the day in which protesters in Brazil took over the court, the parliament, the palace, the president's palace, and now we're seeing kind of the same thing. We're seeing recriminations, we're seeing, we've already seen a bunch of arrests, I believe, about a thousand people, probably more by now. But what's really troubling is now a senior judge in Brazil. This is Alexandra de morais. It's apparently become the point man for censorship, not only in Brazil, but also for Brazilian commentary across the world. And what this means is that this judge, the single guy, has taken it upon himself to ban critics of the Lula regime, defenders of the Bolsonaro, claims, and also opposition members who were themselves elected and have huge followings and also huge social media followings in their own right. Now Glenn greenwald, the journalist who has actually been kind of a friendly toward Lula. In fact, his reporting and the reporting at his former publication, the intercept was instrumental in Lula being able to defeat corruption charges, which is what cleared the way for Lula to run again, but Glenn greenwald is very angry. He goes the censorship regime in Brazil is growing rapidly virtually daily now. He goes, this is not confined to Brazil, and he goes, the censorship regime implemented in Brazil makes the U.S. and EU look like bastions of liberty.
The Left Blames Brazil Uprising on Lack of Social Media Censorship
"When the uprisings began in Brazil take over of the parliament and the court, a number of the federal government buildings, there were immediate comparisons in the U.S. media to January 6th. And when I saw those, I was like, here it comes in no time. You're going to see the U.S. media called for a similar response. In Brazil to what the Biden administration did after January 6th, which is not only the rounding up, the expulsion of the protesters, the going after them. But also demands for a new regime of intensified censorship, shutting down of political opponents, and sure enough, that is happening in Brazil now. Lula da Silva, the new president, hasn't gotten on board with it, but he's, I think, figuring out how he should respond. But here is an article in The Washington Post. Again, this is just so predictable. You could almost write this article. You could almost have artificial intelligence right these kinds of articles. At this point. But here it is, how social media helped drive mayhem in Brazil. And what do they do? They kind of go through Brazilian social media and they point out that there were posts where people said, oh, come to the capitol and they were criticisms made on social media of Alexandra de morais, who's by and large the judge that has been protecting Lula da Silva. In fact, this judge himself seems to have censorship powers in Brazil. He's been shutting down prominent right-wing figures in Brazilian politics, preventing them from being able to post preventing them from being able to speak in public.
Nicole Malliotakis: Why Max Rose Was Fired
"Now folks Staten Island is part of New York City It's one of the burners and it may shock you to know that one of those boroughs yes in fact has a Republican representative That's why this seat is so critical Now I want to have you on because even though you and I don't agree about everything and we've been pretty candid about that and I appreciate the phone calls and conversations you and I have had I've had max rose on my show and I like you I endorsed you early on I had max rose on my show a Democrat He's running against you and I got to tell you to call him kind of annoyed You know he came on my show and nice enough guy I'm not gonna personally but I'm glad he came on but we portrayed himself during the rebuttal segment as like you know this moderate kind of mainstream guy Look I'm down I'm gonna you And then I started doing some homework after the segment It turns out this guy is a pretty radical leftist too And I found it a little annoying So who is your opponent max rose exactly Yeah well that's his shtick He pretends to be one thing and then does another In fact when that's the reason why he was fired when he was in Congress he said he wasn't going to vote to impeach president Trump wrote a beautiful op-ed in a local paper then two weeks later turned around and voted to impeach president Trump He said he supports public safety but yet he marched in front of our local precinct with people chanting to defund our police He supported the radical bail law of New York State I mean he's been on the opposite side of so many important issues and that is why people are happy to have a Republican who is representing them because number one I give this city a Republican viewpoint in Washington right And the second thing is somebody needs to be here to counter what Alexandra kos says in her backyard I do that Max rose just went along with the crowd voted in lockstep with her Nancy Pelosi the entire time he was there
Classroom Posters at Hamilton High School Spark Controversy; LA Unified School District Issues Response
"School a high school in california where they have posters. This is the alexandra. Hamilton high school in los angeles unified school. So all william unified school district where they have posters which say want jennifer. Oh my gosh sabbath. This high school part of the la unified school district. Hamilton high has all kinds of terrible posters. Got the american flag lying on the ground. Let me read you the list of what they have. Because i don't want get this wrong. They have a palestine flag. They have a transgender flag. A pride flag. A black lives matter flag all hung prominently from the blackboard. According to some photos that were taken undercover a few parents rights groups. Got a hold of this. And they blew the whistle on this high school. The american flag while all of those other flags are hanging up in a nice prime location flung across furniture in the classroom now after they found out about this because it started to get some attention and traction on twitter with some parents groups who were thankfully appalled and this is part of the pushback in california even at the smallest level. It's coming for more parents. Getting involved with their kids classroom. Some parents groups called out l. unified. And you would think that they would say oh. We had no idea this was going on. We would remedy this situation sam. La unified school district. They knew about it and they said that they would make sure that the posters would be taken down now. Here's the problem. You've you've left out two of the posters. Oh go ahead. Sorry the police. Oh after police unleaded. Forget the america with kkk. Instead of the sea on the wall of the classrooms then on the wall of the classroom. And here's the thing and you're right. I should have said that. I because as almost more disturbing than what. They're hanging up everywhere. But here's the problem. It's not the posters. It's not the flags. It's the fact that this is who's teaching our kids. Forget about what they hang on the wall that can come up. It can come down and they can take it down now. Put a back up in two weeks. But what in the heck are they teaching our children and this is the problem with the la unified school district. And i'm gonna guess most school districts around the country that have allowed themselves to become infiltrated by the unions. The unions are now operatives for the socialist movement in this country. They are incredibly powerful in the political sphere members. Pay into this i. I've heard people on my program. And i'm going to employ people across the country if you are a teacher or if you are a person who works for a union take advantage of your rights and get out of the union if they are using the money to support political causes better not important to
"alexandra" Discussed on How to Live A Fantastic Life
"And were you surprised? It is a remarkable story, but I can't tell how it feels in you. The answer is I'm relieved because, you know, being married for 38 years, we certainly have had differences of opinion over our lives. Of course. They've never resolved in such a nice way. I mean, sometimes we yell sometimes we felt sometimes we go through the ugly things that go on and disagree. But you know, after 38 years, I think we've learned ways to communicate better that help each other up. You know, that points me to something that I think people often miss because our brains are neurology or wired to focus on things which aren't working rather than the things which are working. And what that means is that when there's a challenge in a relationship, typically someone is much more focused on that or if a spouse does something and it hurts our feelings or doesn't work for us in some way, that is something we are likely to hang on to so much longer with respect to the feelings brought up than that feeling of loveliness and relief that you experienced and it is so important to keep those kinds of experiences front and center in our mind as well. And you know, Alexandra, ideal with things different than my wife, when we have a fight, it bothers me far more than it does her. I gunny sack and I carry it with me to bring it back over and over and over again. For her, the fight's done. And it's over with. So different patterns of different ways of dealing with them. Yes, and I'm sure that she knows that about you as well. And then can decide when she's available to do you a favor and discuss it. And when it's just up to you to manage how you feel with your own responsibility. Well, we've learned how to disagree amicably. We've learned how to work things out, amicably, despite your disagreements, and we've learned to do things well. And you know this 18 months of COVID isolation actually, because it's actually helped us to do more together. You know, we used to live in different work in different places. We used to do things. I used to work in an office, my wife used to work in an office. We now both work from home. We now are the, but you know, we have a big house. We don't have to see each other all day if we don't want to. But we make time to see each other at lunch..
"alexandra" Discussed on Why Is This Happening? with Chris Hayes
"And so i am not pollyanna. Actually i think that part of incorporating these civil rights harms into general disciplinary framework is making sure that that general disciplinary framework is up to the task. Making sure that it can handle these sensitive allegations but but i think they can enough to everyone's benefit so i talk a little bit in the book about right before i rolled in school. There is a student who's roommate repeatedly threatened to murder him. And i am sure that that person would also appreciate being questioned in a sensitive manner by disciplinarian. So it's not as though these are the only harms that require a light touch. What's going to happen now is the is the is the department of education going to rescind the device regulations. That is a great question biden for various reasons. Some some noble some questionable has been a big champion of title nine and its protections for students survivors and was very involved in these efforts when he was vice president and his department of education has indicated that they plan to do something with these regulations in the in may apply to now. I don't know what that's going to be. I don't know if the be enough. I will also say that i one thing i'm really worried about. Is that all we need is for the state of texas to bring a suit and one of these districts where there are two judges and they were both point you by trump and they will join literally anything. The biden administration tries to do. I mean i'm talking to you on the day. I'm talking to the day after. Supreme court has six three thanks to some district court. Judge essentially ordered the administration to x. Niilo start a discontinued terrible immigration policy. It's three yes but it's not going to be judged gonna be judge if literally dot john. Yeah he's i'm sure he and i really worry. Let me say this. I would love to see the by administration move more quickly. Because i do think these rules are doing a lot of harm again. It's not just process. it's also These these questions about the definition of sexual harassment and the liability standards at schools are subject to. I would love to see them move quickly. I also know that they have to do a really good job because they are going to face legal challenges latin right and when we need these rules to stick. It can't be that every four years. There's a new president and there's a whole new legal regime. Alexander brodsky's currently the kazan bud. Staff attorney of public justice author of the new book sexual justice supporting victims ensuring due process and resisting the conservative backlash. It is out right now. She leads cases concerning civil rights abuses in schools criminal legal system with the public justices students civil rights project and debtor's prison project. Alexandra congrats on the book. Thanks so much..
"alexandra" Discussed on Why Is This Happening? with Chris Hayes
"Is that devos imposed extraordinarily onerous procedural requirements particularly for higher education just for allegations of sexual harassment so To give you an example. The the rules require a particularly adversarial form of cross examination. That goes beyond what almost every court in the country has said is constitutionally required a public school so what that means is that there are many many schools now where Students who report sexual assault or up against far more serious obstacles to proving what happened to them than a student who is experienced any other kind of harm and undoubtedly across the country students accused of sexual assault have far greater rights for greater protections instruments accused of anything else and that that really kills me because we can have a debate about which we must have to be about what student discipline should look like. We should have a debate about where current gaps are in law for protecting students who face serious discipline but there is no reason to have different rights for people accused of sexual harms compared to all the other bad things that people do to one that. I don't think that had quite sunken and so so and the other thing that's important here. There's an east symmetry between what the obama administration does which is send that letter but doesn't promulgate binding like they basically say the law controls on this and you should be complying with the law and wink. Wink nudge nudge. A lot of you have not been but they didn't say like you have to. It has to be the case that the person making the accusation doesn't have whatever the procedural like the devos regulatory promulgation was more specific and more binding than essentially the kind of like but kicking guidance. That the obama's administration set absolutely so the and i it it is apologize that it is basically impossible to talk about this without sounding incredibly wonky but the the letters that the obama administration sent out did not dictate any particular kind of disciplinary process. The the entirely just reflected what the department had done or said in the past including during the bush administration and i you know with in parallel to the.
Elder’s Ex-Fiancee Said He Brandished a Gun at Her
"Ex fiance of conservative radio host Larry Elder, the current front runner to replace California Governor Gavin Newsom, if he's recalled, has come forward, alleging abusive behavior that includes the candidate allegedly brandishing a gun toward her while he was high on marijuana. Alexandra dated Was elders, longtime radio producer and entered a nondisclosure agreement after breaking off an 18 month engagement back in 2015. She's now a conservative blogger who has endorsed San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulkner. A few hours after the story broke, Elder issued a series of tweets denying the accusations, he says, I have never brandished a gun at anyone. He wrote. I grew up in South Central. I know exactly how destructive this type of behavior is. It's not me and everyone who knows me knows it's not me. These are salacious allegations. A
Larry Elder’s Ex-Fiancee Said He Brandished a Gun at Her
"I know many of you have heard this. So let's just get it out of the box. Let's just get it out of the way. Let's just get past this. The fact the California recall gets nasty. There's been some, uh they Larry Elder has been accused or his ex fiancee has claimed that supposedly elder threatened her with a gun. And, uh, obviously this is a hard subject to bring up. But I want you to hear Larry Elder's response because there's no doubt the media and you have to understand this. The media and the left are going to do everything they possibly can to destroy him or any Republican that will come this close. I wouldn't be surprised if they have to say that. Uh, you know Larry Elder was part of the Taliban. I they do it. They do it. So a woman has come forward to political claiming that conservative talk radio host Larry Older, her former fiance showed her a loaded handgun during him an argument during which she said he was high from smoking marijuana. This is from a woman by the name of Alexandra to take or they take the former fiance and longtime radio producer for California. GOP governor Tutorial candidate Larry Elder says she broke off an 18 month engagement with the conservative talk show host. This was back in 2015 after he waved a gun at her while going, uh, While high on marijuana. This is that takes clean, which she regards as the culmination of a series of humiliating disputes between her and elder. Now, um
Italy’s Tomato Harvest Threatened by Can Shortages
"Now. The list of casualties in the great global supply chain small up. We can now add italian tomatoes which are browsing in. The fields were told instead of making their way into tins of astles. All common reporter. Alexandra million miniature is here to wait on this. let's face it deeply troubling story allesandra. How All these tomatoes roughing wear the tins right. That's exactly the issue. There are plenty of The the tomatoes the basic product. But you don't have the because the chinese economy is booming. And what they need to make the tins Is these particular sheets of metal. That are missing basically Their thirteen producers are telling us that they're asking when the deliveries will come and the deliveries are not coming and there's no end in sight apparently to the problem the company's Both italian companies and foreign companies in india have said that they can't guarantee anything and the issue is that this type of product needs to be can within thirty six hours after picking so once you've lost the time then you just have to leave them and it's not like i was hoping. Oh maybe i'll have cheap tomatoes in the market but no they will leave them in the fields. Because it's not economically convenient to you know to actually send them to market. So that's the unfortunate problem. And that i mean that's the heartbreaking and it's it's five million tons of processed tomatoes. I mean this is one of the biggest producers right. That's why italy is the number two. Sometimes number three producer along with china and the biggest producer is california with a ten million But the thing is that california can also put them in cartons california can put them in tubes because california is not obsessive like us italians about their tomatoes and therefore they're all right with pace. They're all right with other kinds of products that are not as fresh that are differently. Made
"alexandra" Discussed on Behind the Yard Sign | A Real Estate Podcast
"I dare you. And that's attitude starts to go and we have to think about science houses in terms of like just say no. Just say no. Just keep just keep looking a little further. So i can get you eventually. Maybe you'll say yes well. And it's interesting to just thinking about that front door key thing like the quick perceptions that people make of worked with some clients basically trying to convince them that every house we see is not falling down or incomplete disrepair behind the shiny veneer. That sort of what they bring is this general suspicion that everything is wrong and i think it could start from a creaky front door or a front door. That wouldn't open. That does definitely sets a tone. For what what you're gonna find we start. In real estate transaction we start from a place of mistrust and it is only during time enduring the transaction that we start to build trust alleviate mistrust. It's why spade and archer why we don't use fake plants for blow mattress because those are lives. Those are lies and your plant. No it's not. it's plastic. This is a bad no. It's not that's air and so we are constantly trying to remove those mistrust issues away from those categories because if you're starting off looking at the house and the first thing the seller is doing is lying to you and is not a great place to start off relationship with them some of your trying to negotiate with and make it through a thirty or sixty day closing period where you have to trust each other. A lot of people get really pissed off at us that we don't use fake plants and they just think that we're being snobs which is true. I'm totally snob. But it's because of the mistrust issue. Yeah.
Undocumented and LGBTQ
"We spend the hour with alexander. Rodriguez did res. She's a transgender activists. Scholar and the co founder of ella based in san francisco california. She joins us today via zoom. Welcome to show. Alexander rodriguez the release. Yeah alexandra three years that res Get that'll however you thank you so much for inviting me as especially this day. That is very special for me because today we of serre and we celebrate Transgender day of this ability. That's why we're recording this show today on march thirty first which is transgender day of visibility. And it's a pleasure and an honor to have you on the show with us today so we have quite a lot to discuss. But i just want to start right at the beginning since i just mentioned organization ella but at trans latinas can you tell about your organization and its founding. Just wanna make sure an clear. The air i i'm one of the co founders of l. a. subpoenas in san francisco however i'm rotten now living in mexico city where i'm program coordinator of on organization and that a skull lack holiday at the dance. But yeah i can tell you about of innis which was a program. wes On be prevention and support program for the city of san francisco for the health department of the city of san francisco and I started working there and two thousand and six. When the rang west almost gloves it starts because There was no There they were there before me that he know how to Retained that transgender latino ex in to make them getting bogged with the program. And i think because of their needs and of their situation on Pretty much a theme many Unfortunately many organizations are very institutionalized. And they don't understand that for transient latina that undocumented. That as living with a child new that has to insects. Work that has probably having issues with alcoholism Their health s nother
Asmussen Looking to Win Preakness With Midnight Bourbon
"The phillies did it. Steve asmussen did it. He's done it twice. So far in the preakness stakes. He's looking for a third victory coming up later today with midnight bourbon. Who was one of just a couple of horses coming back from the kentucky derby to take a shot at turning the tables medina spirit earlier this week. Steve took time to talk with anthony. Stabile on our race day program presented by twin spires. And here's what he had to say about his talented midnight. Bourbon you know. Come back here to pimlico. You get to re live those amazing moments and With rachel alexandra. Coming in to our barn. Jess jackson barbara banke of stonestreet bought her two days off of her oaks win. She moved into the barn three days later. And then the fact that she wasn't an original triple crown nominee. There was the you know the chance she would be excluded from running in the preakness and then getting to run drawing the thirteen posts and It was very fast. Moving times with rachel alexander leading up to the preakness but the moment i remember the most is when we walked out of the barn to walk over for preakness. I never been a part of a horse race. That that percentage of the public was on one horse inside.
"alexandra" Discussed on Feast of Fun
"What kind of secret is that vacherin. Seven and a half inches that she's married to her chauffeur nets wasn't may of the pictures that got small though. It's been such a pleasure catching up with the alexandra. Thank you thank you. Thank you thank you. I hope i get to join you. Want again yeah yes. We really do need to go in depth. Because you do such a job at channeling these divas and there's a list of other people. I wanted you to talk about. You know we even get to talk about mariah carey. We'll save that for later another time. Another top i'm gonna say glitter everything really people facebook pastor instagram. Facebook is the best you can find me at. Alexandra graham facebook. Alexandra grey van cartier. No no no no. No no no no no but beer now it's being glitter. Bootleg version of the star is born. So you know technically. The movie has been remade for times. That is a good point and her biggest mistake of her entire career at. She regrets making that movie. She says destroyed her. Well done the recording. She would have been fine but now she had to thinks she was an actress. But that's another story. anyway. I love you all. Thank you for having me. I hope i get to join you soon. Okay glove gladly. Come back and talk divas anytime. Let's dish with the divas. You all old school war tomorrow. I love you. Divide by alexandra gray lives in des moines iowa. Check on social media. Alexandra gray with a g. r. a. y. e. r. a. y. Alexandra gray what a gr- what a discovery of her ability to bring so many lovely entertainers to live. We knew that last time that she was on most of the time when queens. Come to the house especially wins. We're just like you don't have to come in costume or anything like that When she did come she came in full drag. And those are the early days worth every drag entertainer showed up in full drag bianca. Del rio adore delano showed up in full drag. Had a gig afterwards. That's part of the reason why they did it. They didn't have to know they. They were plenty of and part of it is like they didn't want it. Was i think the way we think about this. Art form has changed. Where a lot of entertainers didn't want to be seen out of costume and you didn't want to be clocked in their male face or whatever you know alter ego and so for drag race. One thing that's changed is that it's made their alter ego form more visible at just as as an appealing aspect of them as their onstage persona. But it's nice to see a alexander become the person that she's always wanted to be you know Because i feel like she's much more relaxed and in tune with who she is before you know. Oh happy day. listen folks. Lisa fund is made possible because a fierce fabulous people like you. You make the show possible. Thank you so much for subscribing for listening to the show. I know you guys are been with us for a long time. It really delights my way kid. Little hard to know that you guys are tuning in and share the show with your friends. I love interacting with you guys on the facebook group facebook dot com slash groups..
"alexandra" Discussed on Feast of Fun
"A little twist of left. I got drunk with kit drinking some abolishment pain. It was terrible because my sister got so drunk. She grabbed her and others. Little you know she's terrific. My drunk sibling turns to arthur kit. And it's like my brother's your biggest fan and you're being so mean and cold him and she's like go get your hands off me like my you know and so from a young one theater full because that's that's the world that i love. You know who you know. I would love i. There are roles that i know have been plagued by ciswomen that i would love to tackle like i would love like i would love to be norma desmond in sunset boulevard. That's good one season. Three of poses wrapping up. And they're going to give dominique jackson a spinoff who you're talking to yourself in the mirror. A i'm planning out the rumors away coming true. I would love to do like 'cause. I'm one of those people who sometimes looks at musicals and things like that and because i am who i am sometimes it's nice having quote unquote that secret that lets a that brings a different dimension to the role like norma desmond. Coup is this grand in this grand house who was once at the top of her game and then suddenly disappeared left. Why did she leave. Mike playing norma desmond. Well there's one reason why she could've left somebody you know somebody could have been somebody could have come very very close to finding out her stake her including and so it brings with it. What kind of secret is that inches that she's married to her. Chauffeur nets wasn't may of the pictures that got small though. It's been such a pleasure catching up with the alexandra. Thank you thank you. Thank you thank you. I hope i get to join you. Want again yeah yes. We really do need to go in depth. Because you do such a job at channeling these divas and there's a list of other people. I wanted you to talk about. You know we even get to talk about mariah carey. We'll save that for later another time. Another top. I'm gonna say glitter really. Everything really people. Facebook pastor instagram. Facebook is the best you can find me at. Alexandra graham facebook. Alexandra grey van cartier. No no no no. No no no no no but beer now it's being glitter. Bootleg version of the star is born. So you know technically. The movie has been remade for times. That is a good point and her biggest mistake of her entire career at. She regrets making that movie. She says destroyed her..
"alexandra" Discussed on Feast of Fun
"Sister Act, the 1992 musical comedy starring Whoopi. Goldberg is a favorite classic for many lgbtq Place. Folks after all, who can't relate to a larger-than-life figure, who has to find their own special world to protect themselves. From dangerous forces. Today Alexander gray Dragon entertainer from the Halal Dynasty daughter of the legendary Taj Mahal and sister to drag race winner. Jada Essence Hall joins us to take a look at her life working in Chicago's, drag scene of the nineties and early, two thousand and then getting cast in the Sister Act Musical. And the lead role of Deloris van. Cartier listen, as we chat with her most Imperial Sovereign Majesty, the bronze bombshell, feline Femme Fatale, the goddess of Gotham, the kitten of Kotor the Perfection of the fountain and that's just one of our titles about how dragged off. Her a path to expressing her Womanhood and the similarities of her life to the movie Sister Act. Plus how Alexander's love for Disney villains and deers her to the children. She works with them and listen to Alexandra's, amazing ability to vocally. Transform herself into legendary divas of all time. Eartha Kitt Patti, LaBelle Tina, Turner Diana, Ross and maybe even you,.
"alexandra" Discussed on Podcast RadioViajera
"Just you. I'll widow komo hundred on it. That compared to detect st louisa. Our by we won't manager and maybe that'll impact and make with of course it time better leans go plot at that scenarios. No seeing the asked. I'm can make it. Look they're gonna put it on speedo better when dump on the dow sequenced even. Don't this one. The a food in recent in brazil is the only know aspen bugging him. Blanco mcvay equal different mirror. What else he might over the whole a 'cause combat athena's alexandra. Jose gave the massey tatler on be south asian countries. But i sandra jose doumbia thirty one goes through all of this oils order. Yeah he's in mini stadium. Can you almost put us in the economy orcas rally today mccone dog at animals inigo media can do not that stupid interest elusive instagram. Don't the boy was your photos. Component undergrad is inconvenience very on the bar in canada. Eat butter sensitive. You started to do the money on the single and throw in a moment to get us up. Gays bihar differences.
"alexandra" Discussed on The Cave - A DC Universe Podcast
"I love it before we go to ju research any of that to to kind of get an idea of the characters a little bit. You can take your research. The most was honestly the comic books on the history art. Because yeah. that's that's where i really did. The most kind of just delving into everything from you know the different incarnations of the character to different key relationships that she tends to have over the course of the cannon so yeah so i really went back far in terms of researching the comic books. I didn't do as much research into the different tv series. Because i know there's been a few animated ones plus the birds of prey tv series. So i did a little bit of watching all of them but the thing. I probably did. The most research on was the comics. Good place to start. Yes as far as your own work. Would you working on anything right now. Well right now. I'm very much in the thick of a pre publication for this bush but as soon as the holidays are over. I'm gonna be diving full force into drafting my next book. Which is actually somehow. Miraculously i lucked into getting to write another iconic character. This one for disney. I'm writing a y young adult historical fantasy based on princess. Jasmine for the world fantastic. Oh there you go thank you. Yeah that i mean. That is another like pinch me. I'm dreaming kind of moment. 'cause she's the only middle eastern princess. I grew up with in the right person to write it to believe me. Thank you i feel. I'm so grateful. Disney agreed. And then i have obviously my own kind of original worlds and stuff that i'm building too so hopefully blaby announcing something else about one of my own ideas over jasmine. You're gonna be able to. Maybe build a backstory for her. And all of that a little bit. But it's more actually more about After the events of the movie okay. There you go. Yeah yes. It's essentially like what happens when Kinda give you the like quick hitch of when i'm writing it's It's basically you know her father. The sultan has died unexpectedly and suddenly she is going to ascend to the throne and be sultana but then somebody from the past comes to try and take the throne from her. So it's kind of lie. Game of thrones the crown princess world. Which i'm very excited about. That's great that's great. That's that sounds like a lot of fun. thank you. i'm excited. Thank you. And i i appreciate. And it's great to have your voice out there here in america telling your stories and thank you so much just keep at it thank you i really appreciate it and you for your thank you for shining a light on life stories absolutely once again. It's black canary breaking silence. And that will be out from random. House december twenty ninth grade company there and dc and dc universe which is one of my favorites and dateable is an audio book. As well. and i'm i'm crossing my fingers if they're smart they'll do it as a comic too but that's just me hope so or a graphic novel. Yes yeah that'd be great. That'd be great all right. So thank you again alexandra. For being q. And thank you all for listening to sci-fi dog. This is tony till auto until next time and to you alexandra. And everyone happy holidays at holidays or..
"alexandra" Discussed on The Cave - A DC Universe Podcast
"Hi welcome to the cage. Today i have alexandra manure and you might remember. She was on for the life below on my podcast here but today..