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The Erick Erickson Show

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S10 EP101: Hour 1

"Everything i was going to start the show with kind of scrambled now because of the united states supreme court we have major supreme court decisions and we need to delve into those supreme court decisions. They're not what people were expecting on either side of the aisle. And this really goes to show you that the idea that a six three conservative majority of this report will just give conservatives. Big wins is nonsense. When republicans rushed. Amy tony barrett through the supreme court nomination process democrats including comma harris and joe biden. Claimed that she would be the seventh votes to get rid. Are the sixth vote to get rid of obamacare any bear it actually cited with the liberals on the gortat will actually everybody on the court except to and throughout texas versus california texas versus california was the big supreme court case filed by texas essentially argued that since the individual mandate was the cornerstone by which obamacare was upheld and the congress has gutted it to render it meaningless. That obamacare itself false. The court took care to say they were not making a decision. On the merits of the legality of obamacare. They were making a decision. On the merits of standing and texas did not have the standing to bring the lawsuit now. It wasn't just amy to the liberals this was every member of the court except alito. And gorsuch so clarence thomas. Amy cody berit bread. Kavanagh and john roberts joined steven briar. Who wrote the decision. Elena kagan and sonia sotomayor to say that texas did not have standing. They they were not going to go. For a case that overthrew obamacare win there really was no standing on the issue there. You go That that's that's the case that everybody washington is beta digit do seven to upholding obamacare and really didn't pull on the the the practical effects they did but it was a standing issue. That texas really didn't have the ability to to do so They they didn't have the the stadi- the really big case is fulton vs city of philadelphia. This is a monumental case. Highlights why john roberts frustrates conservatives way more. So than the obamacare case this this case highlights why conservatives get really frustrated with john roberts who gave them exactly what they wanted without the doctrinal shift. They wanted so the the fulton vs city. Philadelphia is a bizarre kind of case. It's one that should have never made it into the court system We're in pride month now and there are a couple of things that you should be paid to do. This was a case That gay rights activists brought to punish christians for upholding their biblical sexual ethic catholic. Charities cannot adopt two singles or gay couples. It is the long standing tradition of the catholic church for two thousand years. Believe it or not that marriage is between a man and a woman and that a two parent. Heterosexual household is where children belong. You can disagree with that. I'm not here to argue the merits of this with you. Don't hear me say arguing. The merits on this. I'm just telling you what the catholic church beliefs whether you believe it or not. So the catholic church beliefs and consequently the catholic charitable organizations adhere to catholic biblical orthodoxy which is also christian biblical sexual orthodoxy. You got what to three billion christians on an four billion christians on planet earth and three point nine billion of them all believe the same thing i mean i guess if i am including episcopal in that number of not sure should but nonetheless you've got this idea of that eat now on the left that if you take any money for the government or you participate with the government you must abandon all of your beliefs for left wing doctrine so the city of philadelphia told the catholic church. You can no longer help foster kids nor can you participate in adoptions in the city of philadelphia and the catholic church sued and said the first amendment gives us the free exercise of religion. We are exercising our religion. We should not be precluded for participant with the state when the constitution allows us to exercise their religion. A nine to nothing supreme court. Nine zero agreed with catholics. Now here's the thing you need understand. There had been a massive amount of left wing hysteria that sam alito was gonna write the decision and it looks like there had to be so machinations behind the scenes given the way the case came down but the bottom line is that despite all of the hysteria from the left that the conservatives were going to get rid of employment versus smith smith decision. They did not. And we've got to touch on that here in a minute and i need to explain that when to you. But they didn't do that. They did however unanimously agree that there was a front to religion now. How did they do that. So there's this thing called strict. Scrutiny and strict scrutiny means that win the courts or the government when the government decides to impact your rights if their fundamental rights and the constitution strict scrutiny must be applied that means the government must have a compelling over overarching reason to impact your rights in essence the government can never reach the compelling decision. The there's never been a case where the government under the shirt shirt senate has been able to curtail your rights. Now the reality is that the first amendment is a more nuanced approach to the first amendment and some rights can be impacted with less than strict scrutiny. But in a situation like this the there's long-settled supreme court reasoning that if a government is allowed to pick and choose who can participate in a program and can set requirements but then waive those requirements for some. The government will be under strict scrutiny for when it decides to wave the requirements for some another's in this case. The city of philadelphia said the catholic. Church must surrender is biblical two thousand year old sexual orthodoxy in order to participate in foster care programs but allowed other groups to participate in foster care without adhering to all the requirements and so the sprinkler determined. It was in fact discrimination against a catholic group to allow other groups into the program without having to give up Things that otherwise would have put him in conflict with program but the catholics had to give up their religious doctrine. In order to participate. It's clear discrimation. And john roberts was able to write the decision and get a nine to nothing supreme court decision. No one saw a nine zero decision coming. No one on the left or the right. In fact the prevailing consensus among everyone is that it would be five four or six three decision in favor of catholic charities and it would strike down smith. John roberts was able to get the outcome. He wanted without striking down smith. Now we must discuss the smith case. You've gotta understand what's at play here so that you can understand the future of where this goes and where the arguments are going to head when it comes to smith. The smith case is an employment discrimination case of from the nineteen ninety s and the smith case was written. I believe by justice. Scalia and essentially what it held was that if the government has a neutral rule that applies to everyone even though it conflicts with religious doctrine or imposes an undue burden on a religion. The religion must adhere to the neutral rule. I'm pulling up this decision again. This is from the yeah. From the supreme court it was decided in nineteen ninety. it was decided by the ringquist gortat and the i believe Who wrote the decision. yes incidence clearer decision. This is the decision Antonin scalia later regretted writing. Essentially he said that the court never held in an individual's religious beliefs. Excuse him from compliance with an otherwise valid law prohibiting conduct that governments regulate allowing exceptions every state law regulation affecting religion would open the prospect of constitutionally required exemptions from civic obligations of almost every conceivable kind for example compulsory military service payment of taxes vaccination requirements child neglect laws etc. That was from one thousand nine hundred and ever since the left has used the smith decision to impose more restrictions on religious people in the government sector. So if you engage with the government and your religious you have to give up portions of your religious beliefs And christians have long agitated that something needs to happen with this case. Sam alito today in the fulton gays. Basically said it's time to overrule smith amy coney barrett. Interestingly enough along with steven briar of the left and br cavill argue that. Yeah we gotta do something smith but we can't get rid of it. We need to modify it here. Here's what any effort road and again justice briar of the left agreed with them. I'm skeptical about swapping smith categorical. Antidiscrimination approach for an equally categorical. Concurring strict scrutiny regime particularly when this court's resolution of conflicts between generally applicable laws. And other first amendment rights like speech and assembly have been much more nuanced in other words. Amy cody barrett and bread. Cavenaugh and sam alito. And you'll gorsuch and clarence thomas what to get rid of the smith decision. The question is how to get rid of it. Thomas and alito and gorsuch. It's just want to throw out the decision altogether coney barrett and cavanaugh and briar. Don't wanna throw it all together but what to be more nuanced with it so for those of you who are confused by everything. I've sit here. Let me give you a more general synopsis. Because i don't want to overwhelm you with the vision but it's a really big freaking deal a nine to nothing. Supreme court today said that states cannot discriminate against christian adoption agencies. Who want to participate in foster care. That's a really big decision. Everyone from sonia sotomayor or to clarence. Thomas agreed with this decision. The case though settles it for catholic charities in philadelphia but also opens a bag of the future. How do you guide this forward. Sam alito said. The opinion today might as well have been written on the magic disappearance paper from a magic shop. Because unless you deal with smith these cases are going to still come up and thus we have to deal with. Smith smith says the government if it passes a law that is generally applicable can on religious people even if it forces them to give up their deeply religious leafs a majority of the supreme court. Today says it's time for them to go away but we don't have the for how to do it. So this issue still going to be coming up and thankfully a majority of the court is headed in the right direction with this. This is a monumental case to the supreme court today. now it's where monumental than the texas california case again in the texas california case the supreme court throughout the texas lawsuit over obamacare but did so on standing routes not on the merits of the underlying gates frustrates a lot of conservatives but it was notable only gorsuch alito. Wanted to hear the case. Even clarence thomas supported throwing the case out. So there's still a fight to be had there. But the fulton case nobody saw a nine zero decision coming now. Here's the other side of this. Everyone expected sam alito to write this case. John roberts has a lot of faults. But what are the geniuses of john. Roberts is a master manipulator of the supreme court rules roberts gets to decide who writes decisions and there are a hell of a lot of people smarter than me out there today who have read through this. A hundred. Some odd page decision with all the curses. There are a lot of people who've digested and said you really strongly get the sense that robert wrote a very narrow decision and essentially told the supreme court. If you don't go along with me on this sam alito is going to write it. And you're gonna have held pay. Because he's gonna throughout smith essentially roberts told left either. We have a unanimous decision to support catholic charities in america who've been doing this for over one hundred years or i'm going to let sam alito right. The majority opinion. And y'all are going to get anything. Roberts was able to cobble together. This nine zero decision by threatening the left with sam alito and it worked it seems very clear to my reading in the ren- of a whole lot of people way smarter than me That sam alito has the votes to get rid of smith and it was by john roberts gracie manipulated a nine to nothing decision to give everybody on the right what they wanted without shifting doctrines so that the left couldn't sign onto it he just got the liberals on the supreme court to agree. You cannot discriminate against christian adoption agencies in this country. I'll take that win and so should you. The phone lines are open If you're just tuning in the supreme court monumental nine zero decision support a catholic charities now we've got to be somewhat nuanced there This case really only impacts catholic charities in philadelphia it does not actually impact anything else. In america it will clearly be read though as the court intends to expand religious protections in this country and it comes on the heels of more persecution. Against jack phillips. And i'm going to have to shake up the whole show here. Because i was going to deal with jack phillips the next hour but i think it's relevant for me to deal with jack phillips now Here in this hour. If you're unfamiliar with jack phillips. He's a baker Conservatives these days often used the phrase bake the cake. Bigot that The left wants all sorts of protections for people within once. Chris debate cakes. You're honest to goodness. We are at the point of this country where christians who provide and services are the one group who you can force to do anything in this country you cannot force a black person to bake a cake for the kkk. You cannot force a gay person to make a cake for the westboro baptist church but you can force a christian to bake a transgender Ceremony cake or gay marriage again. Wedding cake i is that phrase not stupid agape what exactly is a gay wedding gig. It rainbow-coloured i mean. Come on a gay wedding cake. That just sounds dumb. A cake for a gay marriage. Gay wedding i just. But i mean that's essentially what would happen with. Jack phillips is he was forced to do it and the supreme court said no. He's not because you called him a nazi the cal. The colorado civil rights commission said that jack phillips not willing to bake cakes for people. he disagreed with was amount to him. Be amounted to nazi. No i'm not actually making it up. They actually did it. And that's why they lost the case. Well now he's being persecuted again a transgender activists watts jack phillips to make a sex-change moni cake and he refused to that. There are some nuances in this case in people have questions about it. I wanna take those phone calls as well. Eight seven seven nine seven zero eight seven seven nine seven three seven four to five jack phillips one of the most persecuted men in america headed back to court and lost a big decision in colorado. Yesterday you actually do need to understand what's happening to this guy. And why i think he's probably gonna get a big victory for religious liberty in. The supreme court has resulted busy with all the supreme court stuff and i got so much other stuff i wanted to talk about what the supreme court stuff is really big stuff and i got calls on it. Let's go to susan susan. You're going to be up. I welcome hi. Thanks for taking my call. And congratulations on your syndication. That's just fabulous. Thank you yeah How would what would the mechanics be you know. Legal path b If this Adoption agency case was as you were targeting. Our standing to people like the bakery shop or a wedding plan or something like fast As far as gay couples go. How did that turn. How would that go to get that. So yeah the kids. Liden smith decision and from the the night from nine hundred ninety that scalia wrote in the smith decision as been the impediment for a lot of these situations. Let let me explain again. The smith decision the smith decisions said in one thousand nine hundred ninety that if the government has a rational basis for an acting a law even if it impinges on deeply held religious beliefs. Those who have those religious beliefs have to adhere to the law targets. Religious people would be unconstitutional but if it's generally applicable to everyone then the religious people have to have to fold up their religious beliefs and follow the wall. This is the case that has been used to go after christian bakers and photographers enforced and like after legalization of gay marriage in the overfilled decision. So essentially government says you can't discriminate and then the government says gay marriages the law of the land so christian baker says well. I'm religious. Marriage has to be between man woman. That's deeply religious belief. I shouldn't have to provide goods and services and the court say well this nondiscrimination provisions goal to everyone. It's not just targeting you therefore you must give up. Your deeply held religious belief in go along and and that's how they begun the persecution of christian businesses in this country now the left and progressive christians as not persecution. Because they're not losing their life. But you know. I've got a seminary professor who once said that if you're a christian you're going to be persecuted and if you've never been persecuted you're probably not actually a christian. Think about that one for a minute. Now this gets to the jack phillips case. Jack phillips has a bakery in denver colorado within a mile of jack phillips bakery there are a dozen bakeries within a one mile radius of jack phillips bakery. There are a dozen bakeries. Jack phillips is a world renown cake artist. He makes elaborate masterful creations. Jack phillips will not bake cakes for halloween. Because jack phillips believes halloween is a pagan holiday. Jack phillips will not bake cakes for second marriages if he knows. The marriage is the product of a divorce. You'll bake a cake for a marriage if he finds out it's a second marriage Because of a divorce he'll decline the contract refund the money because why jack phillips is a christian who believes divorces sin so. He won't bake cakes for straight people getting a second marriage after divorce. Jack phillips also did not want to bake a cake for a gay marriage And was sued because of it in the colorado civil rights commission find jack phillips and ordered him either. Baked the cake or shut down his business and they call him a nazi they said he was a nazi for refusing to do. This study was nazi-like behavior. The case to the supreme court of the supreme court said it was impossible for jack phillips to have gotten a fair decision from the colorado's civil rights commission if these people were calling him a nazi therefore leave him alone when the decision came out a transgender activist and lawyer showed up at phillips place. Demanding jackson's bake a cake for a transitioning ceremony. And jack phillips said no God makes us male and female. We don't get to pick for ourselves. He's not gonna do it so the transgender activists clearly willfully targeting jack phillips Sent it to court. And yesterday a court ruled against jack phillips untold bake the cake big or shutdown. So this case will find its way back into federal courts head up to the supreme court over a number of years. Jack phillips fighting the alliance defending freedom group that i have long supported. It has jack phillips as back. And i suspect that where we're headed is that jack phillips is gonna win in the supreme court and his may be the case that ends the smith decision. Now there's something you need to understand here what. My actual theory is of. What's going to happen. Is that the gay rights. Activists are going to abandon this case and walk away the reason i believe that they're going to abandon the case and walk away and leave jack. Phillips loan is because there is very clearly at least five members of the supreme court based on this catholic charities versus fulton vs city philadelphia. Case there are at least five members who are willing to curtail smitheram six. Because steven briar. Id join amy. Coney barrett's Her concurrence let me read you. He this is. The process is the paragraph that briar would not sign onto any conybeare with brett capital. Wrote this in employment. Division department of human resources of oregon versus myth this court held at a neutral generally applicable law typically does not violate the free exercise clause no matter how severely that law burdens religious exercise. Petitioners scholars and justices of. This court have made serious arguments. That smith ought to be overruled while history looms large in this debate. I find the historical record. More silent then supportive on the question whether the founding generation understood the first amendment to require religious exemptions from generally applicable rules in at least some circumstances in my view the textual and structural arguments against smith are more compelling as a matter of text and structure. It is difficult to see why the free exercise clause among the first amendment freedoms offers. nothing more than protection from discrimination. This gets into riffa and you need to understand this point The reason riffa is passed. The religion restoration act is because every violation of the first amendment. There are five of the free exercise clause. The establishment caused the freedom of speech the freedom of press and the freedom of assembly. Those are the fi- parts of the first amendment and four of those five parts. Say that if the government tries to curtail your rights. Strict scrutiny applies antonin. Scalia wrote the case that said on their the the first provision. The first amendment is the right to free. Exercise of religion in strict. Scrutiny doesn't apply unless there's discrimination so again this is amy colbert in my view. The textual and structural arguments against myth are compelling as a matter of text and structure. It is difficult to see. Why the free exercise clause loan among the freedoms offers nothing more than protection from discrimination. So she saying smith's got a change. Not smith's gotta go way antonin. Scalia wants to get. I'm sorry insulating Sam alito wants to get rid of smith altogether bear. It very clearly wants to curtail it to gut it. This is what just briar signed on to. He didn't go along with that paragraph but he went along with this paragraph the prevailing assumption seems to be the strict scrutiny would apply whenever neutral and applicability a generally apple law burdens religious exercise. But i'm skeptical. Skeptical about swapping smith's categorical. Antidiscrimination approach for an equally categorical strict scrutiny regime particularly when the court's resolution of conflicts between generally applicable laws and other first amendment rights like speech and assembly have been much more nuanced. There would be a number of issues to work through. Smith were overruled to name. A few should entities like catholic social services. Which is an arm of the catholic church be treated differently than individuals. Should there be distinction between indirect and direct burdens on religious exercise. What form of scrutiny should apply and if the answer is strict scrutiny would pre smith cases rejecting exercise challenges to guard variety laws. Come out the same way. We need not wrestle with these questions. In this case though because the same standards apply regardless whether smith stays or goes a long standing tenant of our free exercise jurisprudence when that predates survives. The smith decision is that a law. Burdening religious exercise must satisfy strict scrutiny if it gives government officials discretion to grant individualized exemptions as the court's opinion. Today explains the government contracting issue provides for individual individualized exemptions from its nondiscrimination rule. Thus triggering strict scrutiny. I see no reason overrule or decide smith today. So even justice. Briar is signing onto a position. Saying smith may need to change if they change. Smith that's gonna do nothing. But help jack villains because right now jack the position of colorado and gay rights organizations that the baker in colorado jack phillips must bake the cake. You bigot no exception for your religion. It seems pretty clear that we in every other group in this country gets to say. Hey this offends me. I'm not gonna provide goods and services to you that the christian should also fall into that category again If you with into a black person's bakery and said. I want you to bake a cake for the ku klux klan party. The black baker could say no and would have the court on his side. And if you went into the gay bakers bakery and said bake me a cake for the westboro baptist. Church's celebration next week. The gay baker could say no so. Why then can't the christian baker. When you go in and say i wilfully targeting new and i want to force you to bake me a cake for my gender transition. Why can't the christians say no then my suspicion and i do wonder if the supreme court will come back and say hey in these cases against jack phillips it is very clear. He's being willfully and maliciously targeted in. Maybe that will be persuasive. I suspect it will. Which is why i suspect. A lot of the stuff is going to go away You know in new york. New york had a gun rights case and the new york city decided to abandon their law when the supreme court took the case in new york argued that well now that we've abandoned the law that we know you were going to strike down the case is moot because we don't have the law anymore in the supreme court actually said no actually actually no. We're we're we're going to continue to hear this case. And but i suspect we're going to see a lot of these gay rights activist groups that are persecuting christian organizations in the country start abandoning their cases. Wilders six three supreme court maybe it'll come back later It genuinely though seems to me. We're going to see jack phillips this case advance and it seems to me that we are. We have a supreme court majority that is going to allow christian some latitude to live out their faith because he had this is. This is bigger than just baking cakes for gay marriages or forcing christians to celebrate gender transition. This is also about abortion. At the end of the day you will recall the hobby lobby case. And the little sisters of the poor cases where the obama administration and now the the biden administration is back at it trying to force christian organizations to pay for abortion and it's not just christian charitable organizations. It's small businesses. That are run by christian families that want to advance their christian values through their business like for example hobby lobby in kosovo wagon the two cases that where which the supreme court to force them to pay for abortion. They were small business. they weren't publicly traded. They were privately held businesses with christian families who believed that they were glorifying. God through the word christians of something called the doctrine vocation and the doctor vocations as your glorify. God in every single thing you do like i. As a radio host am supposed to glorify god in being a good radio show host. This gets to martin. Luther king junior speech about the street sweeper regardless of what you do the very best added it makes scott happy. If you're a street sweeper be the very best street sweeper that ever was and god and all the angels. Look down and say. There's the greatest street. Sweeper that ever was has the doctrine of vocation and christians because it's deeply deeply-held christian belief shared across all denominations of christianity catholic orthodox protestant have this christian doctrine of vocation that they should then be allowed to apply to their small businesses now a publicly traded company. They should be able to be christian. Their business of that means they shouldn't have to sell pornography well in order to so pornography they should have sell drugs. They don't wanna sell drugs. They shouldn't have to make a cake for gay wedding or celebrate transgenderism pay for abortion and the issue here is in the free market. You should be able to say okay. Like with jack phillips within a mile of your shop there are literally one dozen bakeries. I can pick from and one of those will. And that's what. The supreme court essentially said about catholic charities today that catholic charities is not depriving anyone of being able to adopt or foster if a gay couple with two catholic charities philadelphia and said we would like to adopt through catholic charities. Would say here's a list of everyone else philadelphia. You can go to. We'll call them and tell them you're coming and they can do it for you. But here's the other notable act in fulton vs civility. This is the catholic charities case no gay couple. No gay person complained about catholic charities. None of them did the city of did it on their own. Though win complained the city of philadelphia. Did it all on their own today. Nine to nothing. The supreme court said nothing doing a lido barrett brier gorsuch cavenaugh and thomas are all on record today saying smith has to be changed that six members of the supreme court one of them the senior liberal on the supreme court If a conservative group can provide a nuanced rule so alito and thomas gorsuch are of the position that smith needs to be overruled the problem that barrett and cavill point out. Is that if you do that. Then every single person you. The supreme court's not allowed to determine what you're deeply held religious belief is that's well settled doctrine going back to the founding of the republic so You don't wanna work on on saturday. Well that's my deeply religious belief. I can't be discriminated against. You don't wanna vaccinate your kids go to public school. That's deeply held religious belief. You believe that you should be able to drink on the job. It's a deeply held religious belief. You believe that you should be able to fire gunshots into the air. That's a deeply held religious belief There are problems there With the conservative approach to just gutting smith that and briar. They don't want to go down there. So you've got you've got a lido gorsuch. And thomas ready to get rid of the smith case all together and say that religious groups should be able to claim deeply religious beliefs exemption to pretty much any law cavenaugh and briar. And i suspect the chief justice or of the position that we need a more nuanced rule. So we're not having these fights constantly either way smith dies and that's a really big deal so this decision of itself the aclu. Interestingly enough is spinning this And the spitting this very very hard. That this is not really a big deal that it's it's very very Very very nuanced doesn't really give anybody a big win and actually it actually gives conservatives the sidewalk pathway paved path to a massive win in the future with a probably a six three decision if not a A seven two decision of briar sticks. Around because brier clearly is signaling. He thinks they're changed now. The question is does brier leave. The the term is almost over. The left is pushing to get him out of the way now. I wonder his concurrence with barrett. Does he want to be part of the conversation on how to change smith. I suspect he might in. That might be a signal stick around. We'll find out in a couple of weeks whether or not he's gonna retire when we come back. We gotta get into the crimewave because the mayor of the city of atlanta as come up with a massively ingenious solution to solving the crime problem in atlanta. Coming to your state suit.

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October 15th: Weld County Commissioner Scott James

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October 15th: Weld County Commissioner Scott James

"Northern Colorado never stops neither do we. This is no co now presented by the Shanin Agency. Here's Tanner's swint. Thursday afternoon northern Colorado. Welcome in. This is no. Now live from the auto cushion specialist studios. Tanner Schwendt Ryan Kelly doing the production, we're happy to be with you here on this. Thursday. Thursday. that. The confirmation hearing for Amy Conybeare continues on. We'll have some highlights from earlier today as well as yesterday or we were off this was. There's a couple of good ones and am excited to walk us through that. The Senate confirmation hearing the vote is set for October twenty second now. So we are seven days away just a week away which sounds crazy that oct twenty second is already just a week away. But we will We will see. If, she's going to garner the votes to pass. I thought she had some pretty fine moments throughout this. There was times that she stumbled and I'll dive into that as well a little bit later on but we will find out what they have to say NBC is under fire. Why This is Mike Ocean wise NBC under fire. We'll get into that I've mentioned this a lot and. WE'RE GONNA DIE WE'RE GONNA we are going I've been saying we're going to take a deep dive into this for a couple days. Now, we're going to take a deep dive into why? dacoven numbers are where they are. And what it means because I know for a lot of people it's starting to starting get worrisome no business owners are starting to get a little word. We'll talk about that and when we talk about that, we'll also bring in Weld County Commissioner, Scott James as the rest of the state. Continues to increase where does Wolf County stand where our hospital standing we'll talk with Scott. Right around four thirty five about what is going on here in Weld County. Then we'll get to the headline that caught my eye but. Let's get to it. Let's get news for Northern Colorado. This first story was one that I wanted to follow up on. We talked about this on on Monday or Tuesday, and well, the arrest has been made the Fort Lupton man that was. A Colton Colton Clark was a wanted man for shooting that happened in Fort Lupton? He turned himself in Tuesday, morning at the Fort Lupton Police Department. He was then booked into the Weld County jail about two hours. Later, this is according to Trevor read out of the Greeley Tribune they release that on Monday they were searching for him and and again, Colin Clark has turned himself in detective security no bond arrest warrant for Clark who faces charges for attempted first degree murder, second degree, assault, menacing, and possession of a weapon by a previous offender as well as violating a mandatory protection order. Yeah. He's going to be in jail for a longtime Clark has a court date in this case. Eight fifteen am November twenty fifth so Colton Clark. Again turned himself in. So we put that out there earlier this week about if you had any information, you were to call nine one one at the time. Well, he has been Has Been turned in now and well, he is going to spend. Quite some time behind the bars. You want to chime in on the conversation. Feel free to call in nine, seven, zero, three, five, three, thirteen, ten, nine, seven, zero, three, five, three, thirteen, ten, or texts that Kfi. Text Line at three, one, nine, nine, six, three, one, nine, nine, six, any new textures all you have to do subscribe this text Kf k a, two, three, one, nine, nine, six, and. I. Promise. We won't be texting a little bit later on or anything like that but you just text and we'll be able to read read those texts and get your answers out on here. So obviously, yesterday was a Bizarro type day with the smoke that just billowed over northern Colorado. It was something straight out of an apocalyptic movie or TV show it was something that. When my alarm went off yesterday morning I was very confused because it was still dark outside it was something that we hadn't seen and with that comes a lot of. Speculation. And the speculation can range from well, did you see this here or this and and? Some of true some of not speculation as to how it started. That's up in the air last night. We know that there were wind gusts over one hundred and two miles per hour taking place we knew that. Love Linda the highway thirty, four between Loveland and ESTES. Park did get shut down. We knew the Horse Tooth was evacuated last night. We knew that this fire is inching closer and closer to horsehair excuse me to Fort Collins and it's starting to get a little worrisome for a lot of people. So this this wind-driven Wednesday is what they're calling this out of the Colorado and this is Eric. Larsen. Grew the fire to become the biggest wildfire in the state of Colorado ever. One hundred sixty four thousand acres as of this morning. that. Was a eclipse hundred and thirty nine, thousand Acre Pine Gulch fire, which was also this year as the state's largest both fires ignited this summer. It's just it's just nuts what has happened but wh- they asked the question about why did it start? What started it? And they dive in we know the camera peak is burned dozens of homes in Central Armor County Mountain. So talking about the structural damage right prior to Wednesday's flare. It burned an untold number of structures. So we're past this point and I was guilty of it. I was one that was saying look it's in a it's in this spot. It was okay. Whereas at here comes Labor Day. Labor Day was a disaster the wind blew it, and just exploded this fire. We were still okay there we knew where it was at. They have not been able to catch a break and now these number of structures that are starting to burn up it's getting a little worrisome. Prior to Wednesday's flare up fire officials confirmed that the fire had destroyed or damaged one hundred total structures including at least thirty three homes. Data's way up care peak burns forty one structures including eight homes in the latest run. So. You just. You. Know almost got half of all the structures that was burnt beforehand that got burnt in one day efforts to update that total will be delayed because, hey, they're still trying to put this bad boy out and it's not close to being out the fight against the fires been costly in other ways too. Speaking of money fighting the fire has caused. Eighty one point nine, million dollars to date. This. is according to the national. Interagency Fire Centers October Fifteenth Situation Report. So so far the only good news that I can present out of this. There hasn't been any deaths so far from this fire. But when we talk about this, it's The start of it has not. been very well documented. It started off to our exceeding August thirteenth in the Roosevelt National Forest It was an area between twelve thousand, one, hundred, twenty, seven, foot Karen Peak, and it's a popular popular recreation site beyond that. There's not much. We know Colton McDonald a thirty year old loveline resident resident who has airlifted from the burner in the fires early day said, he quote distinctly heard a gunshot discharge while he hiked near Blue Lake Pass about one PM August thirteenth about thirty minutes. Later McDonald's said he saw smoke from the area where the fire is believed to have ignited firefighters list the fires. Time of origin has approximately one forty, eight PM. That's one man right like that's not. Positive. This is not unusual to fear out with the start of a fire is. Normally takes. The, you know the back spot, the back burner. While the fire still burning especially when this fire has since moved on to become the biggest wildfire in Colorado history, the start of it hasn't been focused on yet. That's what a lot of fires the Molin fires the same way. So when we talk about things, this is something that we've heard a lot even at the national level California was set ablaze. From gender reveal party one of them was just arson. You hear lot of the Times. Hey. Climate Change. Is the reason for this. I'm not here to make stance on climate change I'm not smart enough to. All I'm saying is that when you hear somebody attribute a specific natural or a specific incident like a fire like the camera peak fire. To climate change do your research. Because we don't know. Could it have been a strike of lightning. Maybe could have been a gunshot maybe. These are not climate change. This is not climate change and to those who say. Yeah. But look how hot and how dry it was. Will. Yeah. But do you also want to take into effect her into account that they haven't been able to graze or clean out that part? Of the forest because it's so remote, do wanNA take into account. The fact that this was the smallest fire that Colorado had going on and other fires across the state were getting the attention of everybody else. Do we want to take into account that because of the remoteness of this fire and because of the age in which of the forest in which started The. Firefighters wanted to burn. So that it didn't explode. Do we take into account the wind the wind gusts in a series of unfortunate events that has led to where we are now? If you WANNA come out and say just because you've got ash on your car and I'm one of the people. On my car and then at the rain or the sprinkle hit last night Mike Mike vehicles a disaster. But if you're one of those people that claims this and says, well, this is just climate change in it's just ridiculous. Do your homework. Because we don't know we really don't. Are there things that humans do that can affect climate change he absolutely. You we absolutely have some sort of an impact. Are we the sole reason I don't believe so. Because Science says that we're not the sole reason because this earth has ebbs and flows with it. Could we be smarter about how we use things? Absolutely. But in general if someone comes and says, will you know climate change changes the reason that this started? Just double check them do your homework. Make sure you just don't bite for the first thing that is said. Because, a lot of times, it's not what you think. I would never get if you would ask me gave me a list of five to ten options about what started some of the wildfires. In California gender reveal wouldn't be on one of them and that's what it was like that was proven. Some just saying we're talking about what caused the camera peak fire. Let's just let's slower roll just a little bit. Okay. Let's slow down just a little bit because we still don't know. For. Seventeen were staying here. Don't worry Ryan. We're GONNA stay here we got one more story you want to chime in nine, seven, zero, three, five, three, thirteen, ten, nine, seven, zero, three, five, three, thirteen, ten, text that Cave Texan at three, one, nine, nine, six, three, one, nine, nine, six, and new textures you can subscribe texting Kfi. To that number, one of the stories that kind of got covered up yesterday because of this plume of smoke that was covering all of northern Colorado there was. A terrible crash in Fort Collins, one that injured twenty two people this story coming out of the Colorado and by sadie Swanson it was on timberline and harmony, and it closed that intersection for twelve hours yesterday. Yeah. Twelve hours of just sitting there. But there's still under they're still working to understand what caused the crash, but it was a motorhome that. Candidate, started it the driver, the motorhome suffered a medical event at the time of the crash so whether that was a heart attack or a stroke or something along those lines, we don't know here's a quote coming out of the Colorado again, by Sadie Swanson the quote is from the Fort Collins police chief Jeff swope swoboda excuse me saying let's see if we can get this. Pulled up. Here. I'm grateful for the rapid response of first responders who immediately took action carried caring for injured people rerouting traffic to protect those on scene stepping up to cover other emergency calls still happening around the city and working all night long to process the area Twelve hours that's just ridiculous. I mean, that is just one heck of a of A. Incident twenty two people injured. They're still trying to figure out anyone with information about the crash who has not yet spoken with please please contact officer drew Jer Jer Kofsky at nine, seven, zero, four, one, six, twenty, two, twenty, four, nine, seven, zero, four, one, six, twenty, two, twenty, four, seen some accidents that have stopped some things and closed it down but. Can't maybe nothing like this is about four fifteen. That was the motorhome that was traveling east on harmony talked about. And they they didn't stop. It looks like they driver of the motorhome. Some sort of a heart or health condition in total sixteen vehicles were involved and puzder. five-thirty crews extracted several people from vehicles twenty to the twenty two injured five were transported to nearby hospitals with to sustaining serious injuries. So that was something that did not get into the headlines yesterday in part because of the Cameron peak fire and continuing on now it's four twenty time want to say thanks to proactive physical therapy and sports medicine blood flow restriction therapy. It's complicated but at the base of it, it just means that your time away from doing the things that you love will be less if you're able to get this done because when you go in for that surgery whether you're a senior whether you're high school athlete whether you're youth sports advocate if you have an injury, he going get the surgery done blood flow restriction therapy insures that you don't lose as much of that muscle that mobility that movement all of that that goes along with it sucks like I said, I didn't have this when I was when I had my surgery. I it took me a long time to figure out how to run again and that I know that sounds really strange. But I broke three bones in my leg. It took some while to get back. It took a while to get back whereas okay. This is how that works. Hey, there's the mobility mobility's there. Then it's the confidence side and that's what's cool about proactive. Physical therapy. They don't get you back right physically get your back, right mentally eaten and Greeley online at Proactive Colorado Dot Com for twenty one the time let's take a break. We'll come back on inside amy? Coney Barrett how does she stack up find out on the other side is no co now presented by the Jeanine agencies on northern Colorado's voice thirteen ten Kfi am. Party northern. Colorado's. For. Thirteen ten KFI K. The block party Wednesdays from four to ten PM. In. Noko. Now presented by the Jeanine agencies I, M Tanner Schwinn. Ryan Kelly Duly. Production, work. So before we dive Amy Coney buried here, I'm sure you've seen or heard about NBC has been under fire today, and if this isn't the definition of canceled culture I don't know what the Hell is. It's ridiculous last night. Both. Vice former vice president, Joe Biden and current President Donald Trump held town hall forms that were aired on TV. Joe Biden was on ABC. At a certain time. And NBC held Donald Trump at the same time. This apparently is something that you shouldn't do ABC has been under fire. All Day because of this. It was a conflict between. NBC Universal. Which is where MSNBC? And that's so Phil. Griffin is his name. He's the head of MSNBC. Here disagreed with NBC News President Noah Oppenheim decision. To move to this. It's just ridiculous according to these sources. Each side thinks the other is ruining the others brain and this just ripped it. NS NBC has been criticized for starting to lean more laugh while NBC News tries their best according to this article out of politico dot com to stay down the middle. There is already people in. CAMP, calling for viewership boycott, from ABC personalities. Just doesn't make any sense to me. Here on Kfi. There are. Candidates there are. Different legislation pieces of amendments motions that are going forward. Vote Yes. On Three B. or whatever it is you know that are on the ballot. That I can guarantee you. Not. Everybody. In this station agrees with. But you know what we have to do is provide each candidate each. Amendment each proposition it's. Right, to as much access to the airwaves as anything else. This is what NBC News. said that they were doing. Last week. Joe Biden held a key held town hall on NBC at Eight PM. Did. You hear any uproar about that. No you didn't. But now you've got the people the canceled culture because you knew and I don't know if the ratings are out Ryan, could you look that up? Could you look up the ratings between Joe Biden on ABC last night and dump trump on NBC I'm sure they're not out yet. But they are just going after NBC. This is completely insane. We're rewarding trump's bad behavior and playing his game said a top source NBC universal. The fact is the shows how NBC always helps the trump brand. He was created here on the apprentice. He got a W. Two from here just like I do. Let me call. Let me throw the BS flag on this. Because I want twenty sixteen, I stayed up adult to eight. AM to watch the results. It was twenty fifteen right November twenty fifty. November twenty sixteen. Let me get that right November twenty six excuse me I y stayed up until two eight am to see the result of the presidential nomination. There were left leaning. News channels that called the race for president. Trump. Do you know who didn't Chuck Todd and company Couldn. ABC did not call the race I'm watching Hillary Clinton. Donald Trump, the phone and say. Congratulations. Her concession speech rate I'm watching that happen and yet. NBC wouldn't call the rates. So now here, four years later just because Donald Trump president donald trump is having. Town the same time as Joe Biden. Other, high level, another high level company official called the timing. Quote. A complete effing ing clown show. Are, you kidding me. What else is the debate was supposed to be on at that time? He didn't want to do a zoom townhall or zoom presidential debate. I wouldn't WANNA watch that. So what Joe Biden's can't figure it out a turn his MIC ON DONALD TRUMP gang can't get connected. These are seventy, four year old man. For Joe Biden. That's just bound to go wrong. So instead, they both hold these town hall meetings. And the town hall meeting was held on. NBC. Last week, he came out that through at least three of the people who are asking questions had already expressed their opinion and their view to vote for Joe Biden. Why isn't that being thrown out there? This cancel culture. This. Outrage I'm so mad. He shouldn't be. Grow Up. Life is a competition. The Fridge chime in nine, seven, zero, three, five, three, thirteen, ten, nine, seven, zero, three, five, three, thirteen, tended we find rather ratings than Iowa. Now, the ratings are out yet. It will be fascinating and I know that's what a lot of people are gonNA turn to what we're the ratings. Well I can tell you one thing donald trump always draws high ratings. Let's move onto this next topic. Judge Amy Conybeare. Another grueling day of confirmation hearing questions by senators from across the nation. This has just gone on in it does all the time. It's just been ridiculous. They set the vote for Tober Twenty-second. I watched quite a bit of it. Didn't learn a whole lot. There's a couple of times that I was very. Impressed by amy. Colbert the majority of the time I really was. I. Don't know anything about what she writes on loss don't don't. You can always assume right that. Whoever the presidential nominee or the president that that appoints the nominee you can kind of assume that they're leanings on things are gonna go with whatever the president's views are. In in listening to any coney buried if you've listened, you shut that bipartisan I am. You turned on that bipartisan I just. Watched and listened to her I don't think you could have told me. I really don't. If. You didn't know what senator was asking the question. You would have been like, well, this is I mean that's kind of an easy question. Not all the time, and then if you ask if you didn't know what Democratic senator was asking questions like why that's legislature piece why are they asking judge? But there was one moment that stood out for me. I don't play that clip for you. Good Morning Your honor morning senator. Cornyn. You know most of us have multiple notebooks, notes and books and things like that. In front of us, can you hold up what you're referring to an answering our questions? Is there anything on it? That letter that says United States Senate. That's impressive. The, Best I can understand the objections to your nomination or not to your qualifications your experience. Or training, but it's that you have. or You will violate your oath of office. I find that terribly insulting. They suggest that you can't be unbiased. In deciding a case, you haven't even participated in yet. I find that. Insulting as well. So what happened there is that they asked what notes are you using? She held up a blank notepad and I thought it was I mean that's that's great move she was literally answering. The questions from. People who would do anything to make sure that she wasn't confirmed. And she was doing it off the top of her head. She was impressive. Amy Coney Barrett cannot get attacked and did not get attacked because they can't like break cavanaugh did. Justice Cavanaugh went through hell to become a Supreme Court justice. For. Having a couple too many beers. One night. And they can't find that with amy conybeare four, thirty five now the time again, her confirmation hearing her confirmation vote coming up a week October twenty second. It's now set four thousand five. Let's get to the bottom of the hour news and Weather Center Dan Patrick. The whole show and Colin cowherd are on northern Colorado's voice thirteen ten K. F. K. Thirty. An welcome back into the auto collision specialist studios. Ham, Tanner's went this Noko now. Presented by the Jeanine. Agencies. Well, the talk of the State and continuing the talk of the nation when we're not yelling about politics where yelling about Cova nine, thousand, nine, hundred, we start to see a little bit of an uptick in numbers and one that has businesses and individuals worried as we started to wonder what will our governor do next and let's talk about more of a localized approach as we bring in. Now Weld County Commissioner Star, James Commissioner, are you starting to get a little bit worried about what our governor may put into place with the increased numbers of cove nineteen across the state? So I, you know how well county has and with the governor and the fact that we don't worry about it rosier improperly promulgated and and. and. Mandates that are just that the hand of Of A guy who would be king why frankly I we he is taking the steps that he needs to. Do that he feels necessary to take the control over in Colorado we feel. It's much more practical approach that we take. We communicate to the same information that the governor is communicating. We we make sure that our department of Public Health deals with it appropriately that they formed partnerships with businesses that they formed partnerships with organizations that they consult them through the process and the way the best deal with covert in their businesses, organizations and their homes, and then we allow the individual to make the decision you seen responses. To coverted and it's been interesting. You seen what what it all boils down to is either the belief in the power of the individual or the belief in the power of government I choose to believe in the individual. Will and this is something that You know it is making business owners nervous. Have you heard any information coming down from the office and is there anything that that governor polls could put in place that would change how Weld County is operating at the moment? Governor policy has not spoken to us once before he's written anyone of his seventy plus public health orders. Now, he's not consulted with anyone in our local governments. Anyway here's how he consults with county commissioners, local departments of public health it. It certainly hasn't been us. So could he do it? Yes he has done it before and he will again I understand on a downtown development authority call this morning The county was taken to task for our failure to apply for a variance but first of all those. All. Those rules were promulgated that you know the the governor's Dial Kobe platter or whatever it is. It has now all those rules that were were promulgated with the stroke of a pin. If you start going down that road and if you start playing by the rules of the game that haven't property been promulgated, you may get something a little bit more lenient the beginning but if you cross and arbitrary threshold that was written on a piece. Of Paper by the governor at his staff with you cross that for the negative. Then what happens and so that's why again we just we think it should be a conversation between the business owner and be and and their consumer. So can he do something? Yeah, and regrettably is there some teeth if he wants to exit there is in those that are are are regulated by the Department of Regulatory or a Department of Regulatory Affairs Your Door folks. He can't do that whether he does or not. I don't know. We'll see what it's been so far is levied and implied threats, but we haven't seen any true action because as we said before when you take that true action, it must be be based on probable cause and specific evidence based to the troop business that you WANNA take action. It's not enough to say, Oh, my goodness there's covert out there. You must prove that there's Kobe in there right and so so commissioner I, think you bring up an interesting point because I. I have been informed about what what had taken place. This morning of the meeting is this seeming to be one of the few instances that you have heard. I mean, obviously, you're you're an elected public officials you're going to hear criticisms all the time but is this one of the few that you've heard from business owners saying look way we would have applied with this. Then this is where we would have been or what is the response to how the commission has handled. Communication to business throughout cove. Nineteen By in large has been positive. Of course, we have had some naysayers I've I heard secondhand this morning that one individual says, this is hurting my business yet. It's an hour to get a chicken wing and and so I I don't know. Is it hyperbole? Hyperbole politics I don't know what I just as soon do is have a conversation with business owner connecting with every department of Health and develop a plan that is specific for Weld County which by the way is the four point one eight of positivity rate today in in test positivity rate. When the CDC says, we should go people though five were pacing ahead of the State's now in Weld County, it seems to me that the actions that we have taken in will county continue to address it well for well counting got a one-size-fits-all all deal continuing our conversation here with Weld County Commissioner Scott James and. Commissioner. What would I did not hear I've not been informed of what. Because I believe it was at Commissioner Marino this morning i did not hear what the response was and I don't WanNa play the the what if game but what is your response to anybody who may have expressed similar concerns on the front of how the Commission is handled cove nineteen? Do you just do you just talk about those stats he said I'm I'm happy to have that conversation with him. I'm happy to connect to the Weld Department of Public Health and Environment I'm happy to help them find a way to deal with Kobe in their organization and develop a plan and how they communicate with with their consumer. I certainly don't dismiss the concerns I, understand the concerns, I appreciate the concerns but at the same point in time if we truly plug into the data copen situation, you live by the sword and and I would I would rather keep it on a local level dealing with it in Weld County. Closest on we're best equipped to deal with it. and. It seems based off of that positively number that weld county has been handling it relatively well, and commissioner to numbers that we look at on this program at least. I'm a firm believer in cases are going to rise the more tests you do cases don't necessarily mean we need to panic the two numbers that I do strongly consider to. Be Very important throughout all of this is the positive rate which you just mentioned that four point one, eight percent it is it is below the state average what about hospitalizations because as of yesterday, the state was at three hundred seventeen that has the highest that we have seen since July. It is and it's of concern in Weld County I don't remember our number and we have new numbers yet we're past four blocks. We have new numbers right now the number this morning I believe I, remember seeing a sixty three I can't tell you for certain that in the twelve area hospitals that serve Weld County five point eight percent of their total adult beds are currently being occupied by Kobe patients. The narrative that we were given in the very beginning of this because cannot overrun our healthcare system with five point eight percent of adult beds being occupied by cove and patience I. Don't feel that were anywhere near overrun. Commissioner I don't know if you can answer this question, but you're not a scientist I'm not a scientist, but I wanNA talk about. I Want WanNa, talk about masks. And the fact that I bought in look when we were in July, the mask mandate went into effect whether I believed it should have been or the governor should be able to say that that's irrelevant. We saw big drop in the numbers win these mask went into effect. Now we're seeing the spike and from what I can tell and what I've heard, and what I've researched is that more people now are wearing masks than they were in July in our numbers are rising. So what does this spike and what does increase across the nation say about the effectiveness of of of masks. You answered the question before you. I I I'm not a scientist, and so again, I default to personal responsibility there's science on both sides of the issues if you feel that are better protecting yourself by wearing a mask please do so if you're a business and feel that you want to mandate a mask usage in your business by all means do so and I will respect that request. I won't do business with you. I mean it's pretty basic fundamental personal responsibility kinda thing. So regarding the mask issue if you WANNA wear one where I I don't I can't speak to what you just said. It seems like our cases are going up but also let's do this. Kids are going back to school at both you know the the the. Pre K. level, and in the post secondary level as well. They're outbreaks among those of us that are least susceptible to death from this particular disease, and so of course, we're GONNA have numbers rise the the governor talks a lot about test test test test test I. Agree with that because what you're trying to do is put more numbers denominator that drives your positivity rate down but. At the same time we need to have a personal responsibility commonsense approach to this regarding your question about masks. If you WANNA wear one, do if you own a business and want people wear one while they're and your place of business, you have the complete right to do that and I respect that or I won't come in your business how `bout personally commissioner wh what is your stance? I. Was running late to conversation with you because that was leading a copy shop where I was having a coffee with constituent I wore masks the copy shut asked me to wear a mask I. I do I do I. Wear One. Yeah. That a couple of MINICAR next of is I drive home right now I I will wear one if I'm not going to be in a crowd of people if I know I'm going be in a group of people that I don't know very well and I haven't been around I feel that's just again that's my prerogative you take. Decision. Matched with anything else in life should be applied with a certain amount of common sense. We'll county commissioner Scott James Joining the program commissioner and I appreciate you talking on that subject. I'm going to switch over to one that it's it's just a sensitive and hey, twenty, twenty on top of everything else is an election year and the conversations that I've had with the chairman. Mike Freeman was about the political dialogue amongst candidates you come from a communications background what are your thoughts on how some of these candidates from the local even all the way to the national to the presidential level have been conversing and the type of message that sends. Here the great thing about freedom of speech is you have the freedom to run your mouth. You also have the freedom to say the wrong things and KNBR be perceived the wrong way I know with the negative I know with many of the lies and much of the spin is not the way that I would run a campaign. It's not the way that I did two years ago, and if I decide to run again, it will not be the way. That I run a campaign I will speak more towards what I personally can bring to the table about my experience about my understanding of the issues about my understanding Weld County at edits people, I will not take up and slamming other candidate I will not try to bring negatives to the forefront I, think people tire of fat and I think political discourse needs to change in this country and and to sound overly combined with you. Let it begin with me. Well I I respect and I know that something that the commission has really wanted to do to is open those different channels of conversation between. Different residents of Weld County and the commission you guys have started some facebook lives that I know you've been doing well, how important is it for the commission as a whole in an election year and Cova deer in a probably the crazies year of I mean maybe not of all time we've had some craziness in the past but one of the craziest years ever, why is it so important for the commission to be staying up to date with with all of the residents of all county? We need to reach out in every way possible because we need to hear their concerns, we need to hear their their fears. We need their ideas we need understand where our constituents are at I. I try to be incredibly accessible s James at will go dot com, my email address nine, seven, four, hundred, forty, two, nine, is my desk I, welcome any and all conversation. You May WanNa yellow be tell me how wrong I am I appreciate that I understand that. Let's have that conversation Now more than ever we need to be talking and not silencing in our own social media holes with each other virtually. Commissioner I've greatly appreciate your time. This afternoon is there anything else that we haven't been able to on that you feel or listeners need to hear. There's there's so much good that we're doing the county so much that drives their county forward aside from the combat of Kuba that is taking that along with politics which. Somehow. magically combined have taken center stage this year. But when you take a look in the fact that we are doing a major event after twenty, two two are comprehensive plan that includes a first ever comprehensive land use Ma'am that involves the transportation plan that goes along with that we're we're redoing chapter twenty four, which is their subdivision code it. It creates more predictability and certainty when it comes to land use planning in and the county makes it more sophisticated in parts of the county like the part that I represent where it needs to be, and it has its flexibility in the parts of the county that say Commissioner Freeman represents. We have done so many great things for the county this year under the cover of Cova. Did it. It seems that we need to to deal with. Govan. Understand the translator represents with common sense but get forward with the business and people. Well, county is still a great place to live and they're still incredible opportunity ahead if we laid out our political swords and work together for the betterment of our town commissioner thank you so much for your time this afternoon, we'll get caught up real soon again but thank you. For, covering wide range of topics with me. A friend. Good to talk to you knew as well. That is well county commissioner. Scott James appreciate his time as always the tavern Saint Michel Square I was over there. Yesterday they've got the the Best Ruben you can find I know that. Brady whole. The whole show was even over there and had that as well. But really incredible food they've got a great adult beverages as well. If you need need to a reprieve from what's going on at twenty twenty, they've got some great beer on tap as well. This has been this is no co now presumably j nine agencies will wrap up the show on the side here northern Colorado voice thirteen, ten KFI. Here mornings with Gail we six to nine and northern Colorado's voice thirteen, ten KFI K. Very productive show hopefully Made. You think a little bit there. Amy Coney Barrett the confirmation vote will be coming up October twenty second. Lot of news camera peak fire. Hey if someone's going, throw it out there and say, well, it's this this this started we remember we still do not know as well, but big thanks to will county commissioner Scott James was a great conversation there. We will be back with you tomorrow at four o'clock. There's there's one story that I haven't been able to get. You talked about the Netflix documentary came out with Chris Watts. It, it's gone even crazier. I want to dive into that tomorrow you won't want to miss it. No Thursday night football tonight. So the whole show coming up next Farang Kelly. Now present Jane Agencies in northern Carla's voice t ten. KFI.

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#EERS S9 Ep186: ACB Trumps RBG

"Hello and welcome. It is Airi'q Erickson here Eric Erickson show across the state of Georgia. The full number is eight, seven, seven, seven, Eric Eight, seven, seven, nine, seven, three, seven, four to five. I gotTA. Tell you guys it is. It is amazing. What a good steroid pack can do for you this congestion it's been killing me since last week and finally I actually feel like other than a cough I can talk normally do you guys and not sell like I'm talking underwater. Now before we begin, this is important to me not too many of you. But if you live in making my friend Kenny Bergomi it's His birthday I would probably not actually being radio but for him if I'm honest about it because years ago when I was a lawyer, he let me fill in for him one day. He did the morning show on WABC in making and filled in for the day after Christmas when you're three hours, got one phone call from old man who was upset about artificial Christmas trees and that was my official start in Radio I. Guess. Little. Did he know the monster he was creating happy birthday to him. Now we have to get into cody Barrett. Here you gotta hear Phil Mattingly from CNN while I. Cough Anderson Gavel just dropped fifty two to forty eight Amy Coney Barrett is now an associate will soon be sworn in as an associate justice for the Supreme Court of the United States in. America eight is a cornerstone achievement for the trump. Administration is a cornerstone achievement for Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader who is now ushered in over the course of the last three and a half years more than two hundred, twenty judicial nominations including three Supreme Court justices, Anderson those three Supreme Court justices have now tilted the court in Conservative favor a. Y-you, know even if Roberts goes wobbly now. We'll. We'll have five conservatives on the Supreme Court Democrats beside themselves chuck. Schumer. Melting down on the floor of the Senate yesterday. Here. At. This late hour. At the end of this sort of chapter in the history of the Senate. The history of the Supreme Court. My deepest and greatest sadness. For. The American people. Generations yet unborn. will suffer the consequences of this nomination. As the globe gets warmer. As workers continue to fall behind. As unlimited dark money leads our politics. As reactionary state legislatures for Taylor Woman's right to choose Gerrymander districts and limit the rights of minorities to vote. My deepest. Greatest. And most abiding sadness tonight. Is for the American people. And what this nomination Will mean. For their lives. At freedoms. Fundamental Rights Monday. October twenty, six, twenty, twenty. It will go down. As one of the darkest days in the two, hundred, thirty, one year history of the United States Senate are you? All? Or. Chuck. Schumer. Poor Democrats. Elections have consequences. And you're not done what you did to Brett cavenaugh. In Neal Gorsuch and SAM. Alito John Roberts in Clarence Thomas. And Anthony. Kennedy. And Robert ORC. And Miguel Estrada And Janice, Rogers Brown, and on and on it goes you wouldn't be here. Had had you not decided to scrap the Filibuster for Circuit Court judges? You wouldn't be here. Had you not decided to block. All George. W Bush's judges until Barack Obama. Got Elected and then tried to ram them through by scrapping them filibuster. You wouldn't be here. You wouldn't be here but for your own actions. Your actions had consequences and the consequences are a six three Supreme Court against progressives with Amy conybeare becoming the most relatable member of the Supreme Court a mom, a soccer mom no less with seven kids who didn't go to the Ivy League who lives in. INDIANA. People relate to that. In fact, people like her they saw the confirmation hearing and they approved in fact fifty five percent of Americans favored her confirmation process when you're out there saying over fifty percent of Americans opposed the president or fifty president American support this policy or that. Bossi. Well, same thing with Amy Cody Barrett they like her you could claim you what a pack, the Supreme Court. You can yell that you're going to pack the supreme. Court you can. Say you're going to pack the Supreme Court Good Luck trying to pack the supreme. Court. You know because the very same American public that likes me Cody Barrett is the very same American public that as opposed to court packing live by the polling die by the polling elections do have consequences and so do your actions. So thank you today to Harry Reid for deciding to blow up the filibuster in the United States Senate and now this is the final moment. The keystone in the conservative forty year dominance of the United States Supreme Court and it comes not thanks really donald trump or to the federalist society or Leonard Leo or Grover Norquist or any other boogie man it comes thanks to Harry Reid the audacity of the Senate. Democrats. To try to stop Miguel Estrada the Bush appointees all of the Republican appointees before them and then blow up the Filibuster to ensure you could pack. The court and now what do you have to witness? You have a majority of circuit courts in the United States suddenly conservative United States, supreme? Court. Six to three conservative majority and for the first time in forty years, not a single circuit court judge is available to be put on a court. Why? Because there are no seats left Donald Trump. has filled them all elections and your actions had consequences so deal with it. Odu I feel better now you all should but it didn't stop there the idiocy of the Democrats continued. Here's ED. Markey to deny rights to women to communities of color into the lgbtq individuals, members of our society who had no rights when the Constitution was ratified originalism is racist. originalism is sexist. originalism is homophobic really well, we've got an a gay originalist on a United States Circuit Court of Appeals. We have a black originalist on the United States Supreme Court, we now have a female originalist on the United States Supreme Court tell them how it's sexist racist and homophobic to be originalist What adult these people just play to the crowds I. IT genuinely not Smart People the audacity all of this stuff. Well, let me actually play some of the words from the swearing in ceremony last night but I but I really to rub salt in the wounds. We need to play Mitch McConnell. The process comport entirely with the constitution. We don't have any doubt that the shoe was on the other foot they'd be confirming. Nominee. And, have no doubt if the shoe was on the foot in two thousand, sixteen data done the same thing. Why because they had? The elections that made those decisions possible. The reason we were able to make the decision we did in two thousand sixteen is because we've become the majority in twenty fourteen. The reason we were able to do what we did in Twenty Six thousand and Twenty Eighteen, and twenty twentieth because. We had majority. No rules were broken. Whatsoever. So all of these outlandish clients. Or utterly absurd. And the louder they scream. The more innocuous look. You can always tell just check the decibel level on the other side. Heart goes up. The less awkward. They are. Our Democratic colleagues keep repeating the word illegitimate. As if repetition would make a true You just say it often enough. Does it make a true? I don't think so. We're a constitutional republic legitimacy it does not flow. From their feelings. Outreach. No Legitimacy is not the result of how they feel about it. You know you can't win them all at elections have consequences. And what this administration and this Republican senator has done. Is. Exercise. The power that was given to us by the American people. In a matter, there's entirely resent within. The roof of. Anacostia. States. There you have it, Mitch McConnell he that he was the last one to speak before beginning the vote it was a fifty to vote. Yes. All the Democrats voted against her. What's so interesting is the number of the Democrats actually saying her praises not on the floor of the Senate mind you. But behind the scenes Democrats were actually say, Nice, things about Amy Conybeare, they just refused to vote for her nomination they gotta they gotTa play up their base where week from the election, they can't afford to alienate a progressive voters out there they need them. So of course, they weren't going to say anything. Doesn't really matter though does it really matter? They won the meltdown continued last night on television with MSNBC's Chris Hayes listened to this craziness for a long time to come you know what he's right. Although there's one thing that was missing his speech. It's something that's been missing from a lot of conservatives I? See writing about the elections something else that Mitch McConnell and the Institutional Republican Party and all the staffers lawyers and the fact totems and the. People sitting in the White House watching this right now perhaps the people on Capitol Hill who have TV on right now in the wake room press who've been supporting spinning for this president and the people who work for Donald Trump himself and all of his apologists who like to pose independent thinkers too clever by half removed from at all something that every last one of them have done together other than Supreme Court justices which cannot be reversed and that they participated in a project that has led to the Desa probably one hundred, thousand Americans didn't have to. Congratulations you've got that done to that also can't be reversed. They can't come back. We can't undo that that's the other accomplishment here. Judge Barrett. All. They traded one for the other. They, traded those lies for this justice. And they had a party about it in the Rose Garden all. We can't do anything about the lies we've lost or about amy conybeare being on Supreme Court she's going to be now. All. To All we can do is take that rage. And Channel it rise up together country to kick them out of power and begins some work for repairing with a broken. And warning those. We've lost. Oh. My goodness. Great. This is this is what it is a newscast, the hour and you know. It's funny to watch the outrage comparisons like a Fox News or talk radio versus versus Chris Hayes on MSNBC or a Rachel our Lawrence who Donald? If the Republicans are outraged they yell about it and and if the if the MSNBC PEOPLE DO is like go higher Aaron Sorkin to write a West Wing style speech and give it with the Trimble in their voices. We're outraged by what happened today the actions have consequences and the consequences will be to rally the American people to the communist swag, charge the polls and taken over. No. I mean you know the the the odds are actually if you believe the polling, the odds are in Biden's favor the Republicans may actually keep the Senate. The polling trends are actually blow it in the Republicans way when it comes towards the Senate I, remember how Amy Conybeare it was going to wipe out the Republicans. I just I want them to actually create you know if if the president does win on election night. You're going to have crying they may have to put like MSNBC on a thirty second delay just in case those people try to commit self harm live on the ear if the president wins. Again. I, mean, you know the the same may hold true I. Some of the folks at Fox of the president loses some of them have just bought him by faith. That the president's GonNa win that somehow God is going to get Donald Trump, reluctant I hear this from some of you. That God is going to get Donald trump reelected God. Really doesn't Care Trust me a God cares about your soul and you know whoever gets elected Barack Obama included is God's divinely appointed person a Bible says so. A God has a plan you've got to trust in the plan I. It doesn't matter what happens on election day. It's not like God's GonNa walk off throws A. Joe. Biden Gullickson. I'm done up here surrender heaven to hell. nope. nope. God's still George God's got a plan whoever gets elected as part of that plan. So so you at least I think if you're a person of faith, you should not be like in in fear and trembling over this election all we gotta get it right? We gotta get right. Wait we gotTA stop the Communists. Got A plan. God's got a plan. He eats the people you can hear this with with Chris Chris as voice. That I if this is this is somehow this stops heaven from being on earth is the stops their plan for Utopia be because his faith is in government. It's not in God and and so it's more devastating when conservatives get to the left that it is when the left gets wins to the right because most of us by faith no, we're going to a better place. This whole world's GonNa. Burn. Anyway. But they think now the world really is gonNA burden because Amy Cody Berenson's report. She'll stop global warming reformer some nonsense like that. Put Your faith in God not men. and. They can't because they don't believe any man. So they're having a crisis of faith in this country and you know if if trump does win your, they're already boarding up the streets in Washington DC because if the president wins, they're gonNA be riots. What does that tell you about the left sense of entitlement and and their sense of where their hope lies. That if the guy, they don't like winds, they're going to burn the place down. Frankly, it's why trump should win perhaps so that they realize all they're terrible beliefs of all bad things that are going to happen aren't actually going to happen. They need to see that it is Eric Erickson here welcomed the full number is eight, seven, seven, nine, seven, Eric Eight, seven, seven, nine, seven, three, seven, four to five. Let's go to the phones Tom Colored in Gainesville you're going to be up first today. Welcome. Good Morning Are you're remarks that you just did. Are you going to say I got four things? Real Quick I oh, thank you. That was awesome. Eric I was just great and can we can we access those and Senate spread 'em around? That's number one number two. I've never been more proud of McConnell. You know have not always been a fan, but this with the judges that he's steered through all of these hurdles, not only with this one but the previous and his recent remarks that he just gave awesome and Ed Markey is afraid of an attack from the left like an AFC style attack and that's why he's gone deep left and question for you eric. I've looked up cultish behavior. And my question for you is is the left. Especially, the far left engaging in cultish behavior because there's no logic, there's no reason look cultish behavior people. Frankly I think there are a lot of people in the left and the right these days we're engaging in a level of cultish behavior but particularly when it comes to the left on stuff like this yes it defies logic and reason what they're doing it is it is a faith belief that Amy Cody Barrett we get to the Supreme Court in Suddenly, Overturn Roe. Versus Wade she can't and she won't but they don't care. They don't care about the facts they care about keeping people inflame for the. Election now as to whether or not this'll be acceptable. Yes. If you follow me on Instagram W Erickson, I will get it up after the Philip is actually on vacation this week you normally doesn't for me I'll get it up after the program that I got a couple of other things to put up today as well. That will be coming up with the show Thank you very much with kind words Tom Yes. We'll get all this stuff together for you but he it is it something. We gotta you gotTa understand. That the Democrats, to Tom's point. They've been saying now for thirty years. That the Republicans would repeal rover they would get rid of his way they would overturn all of Spring Court. They've had a five four conservative majority on the court. You had the rank was court. Now you've got the Roberts Court. And they haven't reversed. They haven't ruled it. And done that. And I know as much as conservatives amy snapper finger in over overall rover swayed it's not gonNA happen. To the does it'll be an incremental approach. But John Roberts is not to be the fifth vote. To Overturn Roe v Wade. And I don't think Brett capital. Is going to do that either. So, you've only got four votes, which you'll see is is maybe incrementally allowing states to do more. But you know what? Ultimately I think maybe if the left could embrace one thing out of this, maybe be federalism. That states rights matter. That states can control. that. This should be an issue for the states maybe maybe maybe maybe maybe if they if they realize that the states should control, maybe they will calm down a little bit on this. Frankly. Progressives. Benefit. From. Conservative court. Because it allows them at the state level. To experiment with ways that they don't have the votes at the federal level to do. Even among Democrats, for example, the left does not have the clout to pass the green new deal in Congress right now, if the Democrats up the Senate, they probably won't be able to get it past either. But in California they could experiment with it. In New York could in Illinois, they could in these other states, they couldn't show that it works without economic damage and sell it to the rest of the nation instead of trying to impose it on the nation they don't WanNa do that. That's part of the problem now. Play amy in her own words when we come back and I got some more thoughts on on this whole idea of the destruction of the country. If your team loses a week from today hello there it is Eric Your exit here across the state of Georgia the full number is eight, seven, seven, nine, seven, eight, seven, seven, nine, seven, three, seven, four to five. If you'd like to join me on the program I I WANNA. Deviate from where I wanted to head earlier. I wrote this. Yesterday and I mentioned it briefly in the last half hour and I think I just I say this to all of you as as as my listeners. You know I I went to seminary started seminary several years ago reformed the logical seminary. And it's actually been great. The reason I went frankly was I started getting asked to preach on Sundays because all my evening show in Atlanta I, I spent a lot of time talking about faith and culture stuff the intersection of faith and culture, and I got asked by some churches to fill in on Sundays or be guest speaker, and it kind of creep me out frankly have mentioned this before I never been to seminary didn't have any formal theological training I realize some churches like that but I just wasn't comfortable with it, and after this happened a whole lot I decided, I'd go to seminarian. Interestingly enough when I went to reform the logical several of the churches call back when they found out whereas what are. Maybe not. John Calvin and I are kindred spirits. But It has been good for me because I had gotten to a point. Where so much of what I did I realized that I was trying to comport my faith. To. My politics. In. Trying to justify political positions scripturally win really I I was having too badly interpret scripture. To be able to get there. and and I realized that it it's it's been a struggle. It sometimes makes very unpopular with my own side now what would I say? You know there are things we as a nation should do there are things that we as individuals should do and and one of those things ironically for guide as a syndicated Talk Radio Show program on politics is we need to focus more on on our local stuff and less on Washington which to some degree with this show I, do because I focus so much on Georgia, but I won a national show I really want to have this show be a dominant nationally syndicated program at some point it's my goal it's my dream. But I is going to seminary. You know I I have preached. Now several times I actually really like to preach it's it. Is it's a challenge I didn't realize what a challenge it was. Until. I started doing it. it. The whole reason is because you know. Your words have meaning and scripture is very clear that preachers are gonna be held to a higher standard and souls matter. I genuinely believe we all have a soul. There is a heaven and a hell, and so he turned it matters and I don't want to put something in someone's heart that could cause them to be disrupted in in their walk in faith. And so it's intimidating it's challenging. It's way more challenging honestly for me to preach for thirty forty minutes then to do five hours of radio a day and I don't mean that hyperbolic I really I do every day five hours of talk radio and it is I struggle more and stress more and Fred more over a thirty to forty minutes sermon. Then, I do over five hours a radio a day five days a week twenty, five hours of talk, Radio Week? But it has helped me I think connect with my audience at away. A lot of people can't because you know where my heart is he even if we may disagree on stuff sometimes, I find that the people who listen to my program who got to know me over the years tend to be a little more charitable with me than they might be with someone else because Lucia you get where I'm coming from. And so I wrote a piece and I want to spend a few minutes with you guys on this. and just tell you that you know your faith matters. Elections have consequences but don't lose your soul. In the process of trying to win an election and I think some people. Some people concern me on both sides with that. We are seven days from deciding who the next president of the United States will be. And some of you who are listening the person you want is not going to get elected. Some of you, your guy might lose. And when that happens. And your in despair. Because you gave it your all. You gave it your time you give it your talent. You gave it your treasure you believed in your candidate. You did not believe all the people saying that the the polls were saying something. He didn't believe you the there was going to be a miracle. You thought your guy was gonNA pull it out and by the way I don't mean this towards Republicans or Democrats. But to both because I see this from both sides some by faith belief that your candidate has it in the bag, their gods divinely appointed person one of you is going to lose. And when that happens. Remember God did walk off the throne he's still in charge. This world is temporary and sometimes I think we treat our nation as permanent. If the Roman Empire can fall this nation can fall. The only thing that doesn't fall as is the Kingdom of God. And a lot of us get. So whipped up into the here and now and the frenzy of politics we tend to forget that eternity matters way more than this election in here all the time people call yes. But yes but yes but yes but this nation, we're socialism you they told me that with Barack, Obama that we had to defeat Barack Obama because he was a Saul Alinsky, acolyte who had studied under a communist who was GONNA drag this nation kicking and screaming into socialism and rise up a Black Panther army to to to shut down all the white people and and and get retribution of some kind or some sort. The whole thing was bizarre it didn't happen. And then I was told a in in two thousand sixteen. You gotTA stop. Hillary, you got to vote for Donald Trump. If you vote for Hillary Clinton or you don't vote, it's vote for Hillary Clinton I don't say I didn't vote for Donald Trump sixteen I thought character counted and I thought he'd get empowered and just be as bad as Hillary Clinton had been a Democrat after all I didn't vote for either one of them and you know what? He got elected without my vote God blessing. She's been way better. I told him about supporting He's been way better than expected but you know the still here all the Democrats now who think that the world is coming to an end that that Donald Trump is an authoritarian that we're going to have some sort of dictatorship that he's not gonNA leave office if he loses go office. Both sides have internalized the worst criticisms. Of the other side. To the point that you're having a real hard time. Loving your neighbor. which is one of the chief commandments in the New Testament. You WanNa love your neighbor but you WanNa put provisions in you when I look I've looked I've looked at the language I've looked at the original Greek. I have read I looked for the caveats the carve out exceptions the justifications for not doing it the yes buts, and there aren't any it has love your neighbor. Doesn't matter if they're gay or straight or transgender, or black, or white, or Hispanic, or Democrat, or Republican, or communist or socialist or libertarian. Love your neighbor. The world is not GONNA end. If Donald. Trump wins in the world is not GonNa end if Joe Biden wins the nation that survived a civil war. We'll survive a four year presidency of either side. The Nation that survived Joe Biden's or Barack Obama's presidency is surviving Donald Trump's presidency would survive Jill Biden presidency which survive a second term of of Donald Trump's presidency. It is possible friends. It is very possible. For us to not get so warped warped in our expectations and so worked up into a frenzy. It is possible for us to do that. But we have a hard time. We have a daily New Saigal. We have non stop wall-to-wall coverage of the most minute detail of the campaign there. So many stories that got get left on the editorial room floor because they don't fit into the the daily politics that everybody wants to pay attention to. But y'all I'm just I'm I'm telling you. If your guy doesn't win. God's still sovereign. So calm down. If your side doesn't win. The Nation's not going to hell in a handbasket But now, this is a spoiler alert for some of you I, I realize this is a spoiler alert. I have read the back of the book. I've I've gotten through the last book. The last chapter of the last book. And this may come as news to some of you, but this world is going to burn. The whole world and there's going to be no handbasket. We're all going to hell. Unless. You put your faith in Jesus least for me I mean I realized there are other religions out there. All religions are some exposure. You'RE GONNA have a saving faith in Christ to go to heaven. Now. This is not a theological program. But, this election at this point, a week away calls for theological point to be made. There's a heaven and there's a helen there's an eternity. It matters way more than the temporary election in two thousand twenty. There will be another election in twenty, twenty four and you can work yourself into a frenzy and say, no, there won't be they're going to oppose a totalitarian regime they're going to design it. They're going to stack the deck. They're going to make sure that we can never win again they're going to do all of these things to ensure that it's unfair and it's it's impossible to ever win again and they said that four years ago. and. The Democrats say that about the Republicans and the Republicans say that about the Democrats and they said at eight years ago, they said it with George W Bush. I'm old enough to remember when the Republicans believe Al Gore and Bill Clinton would not leave the White House because what happened in two thousand I'm old enough to remember when the Democrat said Dick Cheney and George Bush wouldn't leave the White House I'm. Old enough to remember just yesterday Democrats eight if Donald Trump loses, you're going to take the army to force him out of the White House and every time they're wrong and every time we incrementally continued to ratchet up and believe the worst about the other side in ways that we never then realize hey, all of those terrible awful things we believed about the guys on the other side never actually came to pass. George Bush left. Bill Clinton left. Al Gore did not. Dick Cheney did not stay. Barack Obama did not stay. Ultimately winning elections matters. In persuading people that your site is right matters I realize if you listen to talk radio, you're on social media You don't necessarily recognize this, but most Americans don't give a damn about this election. Most Americans really don't care about the day to day minutiae Washington. Why? Because they've got mouths to feed they've got children to get to school. They've gotta do their homeschooling because their kids can't go to school. They've got jobs they've got bills they've got mortgages they've got worries they've got hopes they've got fears they've got illness. They've got all of these things that transcend the daily politics. So many people get fixed on and I understand this time of year we're a week away from a presidential election it is time to focus on the election. But not at the expense of your soul. Not at the expense. Of your humanity. Not at the expense of loving your neighbor. I have a vested interest. In the outcome of this election I have kids we have a national debt. I want a smaller government. I WANNA greater focus on local issues. I wouldn't allow states to do things. I don't believe in one-size-fits-all Washington policy I think if the green new deal were implemented, it would be a disaster. I think conservative judges on the courts were better than than Joe. Biden picks I think the president making a peace deal in the Middle East with all these countries in Israel has been a wonderful thing for which he won't get credit until he leaves office in the media will be honest about it. But to allow the politics of the here now, to come between me and my relationship with friends of mine who may disagree with me is appalling to me and I used to be that guy. I used to be the guy who thought. It's impossible to have friends who disagree with me politically. Then a nearly died one day. and. I laid in the hospital bed for two weeks. When I was. Headed into the hospital. My wife was diagnosed with lung cancer. And I realize we've got two kids at home. What would happen if something happened to both of us? What would I teach my kids and one of the things they need to know was. That What they do with regard to eternity is matters way more than what they do in the here now. Would they do in their neighborhood in their backyard matters way more than what they do in the ballot box. It, it's all well and good to go to the ballot box next week. Maybe you're casting your vote by absentee bowed early balloting all well, and good for you to go cast that vote. But if you're casting out of your life, your neighbors and your community because you've decided, you don't like them because the politics while you're casting your vote for a particular person e you've got a problem you need to work on. Our Mind John Calvin Center perpetual factories of idols. We all make idols politics. We. All believe the worst about the people who disagree with us in politics. But I want you to know come what may a week from today? God still in charge. And, you may not get your way in the election. But he never doesn't get his way. In so if it goes the way you don't want. You gotta remember he's got a plan. and. All things work to the good of those called according to his purpose. And you may not understand his plan you may not be able to see it. But you've got a role to play in his plan in your role if the election doesn't go your ways not to get angry and get even. To get into your community and love your neighbor and work for the betterment of your community to seek the welfare, your community, and unless it's Washington DC unique the welfare of your local community whether it's Rome Georgia or Clarkesville Georgia Athens Georgia Macon Georgia des Moines Iowa or Austin Texas or El Paso Texas or wherever. But there's no reason for the level of anger and rage over politics. And elections. Swin guess what we're GonNa do this all over again in two years for Congress. In four years for the presidency in no, they won't be able to stack the deck in make it. So it's impossible for you to win. Ideas matter relationships matter and you just gotTa do better. Not Yell into the Windscreen. With hysteria regardless. God's in charge. So stop being so angry about at all stop being so angry. When you know there's a God in heaven in eternity in that matter so much more than what happens a week from today. We'll. This is weird. I'm sorry. Let's turn this into the personal moment section of the show. This is. I just got my water bill. Eighteen dollars. It says, I've used no water for the past month. Now, I assure you, I have a teenage daughter in my house. We have used water in the past month. I have no idea It looks like last month was I'm assuming the water when your water meter breaks I'm guessing I guess I'll be making a phone call here when I when I get off the that's weird. All right. Well. Enough about my water bill I'm sure you wanted to know that. Okay. Okay. Okay. So last month. I went to Las Vegas for a few days Actually it was it was as much. Business was pleasure actually had a reason I had to go out there and So just jokingly I got a stock photo off. Off. A stock photo site. So Vegas and I put up the stock foot that looks like I'm flying on a on a private plane. It's like a Gulfstream Cedar something found my Cedar sums a but then I put it hash checks to make it very clear. It was all bs one day I have a gold heaven it just I will have arrived and radio when I have a netjets don't even my own plane just want to fly private I've done it before it is. It is life changing in you hate you resent like L. Every time you go to the airport after having flown private plane one day I hope to have arrived and get that. Because I'm tired of being yelled at your I've literally been yelled at while Penis airport by people who recognize nonetheless. So apparently you can actually pay a place in Los, Angeles, sixty four dollars an hour. To make it look like you're in a private plane they actually have a private plane set. It's not a real private plane. It's the set designed to look like if you've ever been on a private plane, you can spot immediately. Hey, no private plane. But they, you can shoot it at angles that make it look like it, and so people actually pay in Instagram influencers actually pay to go to this place. And take, pictures. Of of beam in an airplane. I it. So now these instagram influencers are I see what it some some guy who has all sorts of social media? How many followers person have you know I got a blue check mark on instagram my kids. School for instinct that there that I'm famous or some such. Oh my gosh. This guy is five point three million followers on instagram. And he went in paid the sixty seven dollars an hour to go pretend to sit on a private plane and put it on Instagram as if he had arrived. I just you know. So if you follow me on instagram and he works and you can see the show clips and stuff on Instagram I'll put up the monologues and stuff on on facebook for people but seriously I. I. Try to show you my life as messy as possible and not have the curated lifestyle like some people but I'm not going to go pay sixty seven dollars an hour to sit at a fate set of a privately I want the private plane for real now, I want you to know. Therefore I get to that point in do it on a private plane I'm put pictures all over the Internet and bracken totally no, no, no no humility in it. If I've arrived, I've arrived at I want people to know it. But I'm not paying for fake set. How Bizarre? I mean, why would why would people do this? I I don't know okay. We gotta move on I. I WANNA play Barrett in her own words when we come back. But then we gotta move into Georgia Joe Biden is coming to Georgia today we gotta talk about that as well. When he comes back, why is he coming? Why is he going to warm springs? I'll tell you hello and welcome. It is eric extent here all across the state of Georgia. If you want to be part of the program, it is eight, seven, seven, nine, seven, Eric, eight, seven, seven, nine, seven, three, seven, four to five. I will get to the. We are a week away from the election. Thank goodness. Then we start worrying about twenty, twenty, two, hundred, twenty, four but we're week away from the election and I want to spend some time on Georgia but I kinda went off on tangents last hour and I wanNA play for you a little bit of the ceremony last night of the White House before I go any further. This is what the president said about. Justice Barrett now, justice spirit. I speak to everyone when I say that the Barrett family is captured. America's heart. It is highly fitting that just as Barrett fills the seat of a true pioneer. For, women. Justice Ruth Bader. GINSBURG. Tonight Justice Barrett becomes not only the fifth women to serve on our nation's highest court. But the very first mother of school aged children to become a supreme court justice very important. You know she's going to be the most normal member of the United States Supreme. Court. Probably ever She's a mom her kids are in school. She didn't go to the Ivy League she went to Notre Dame. She'll be the only member of the Supreme Court who's not from an ivy legal law school. Age, she's got remarkable credentials. And yet she's got seven kids sheer husband they'll have to move now to Washington DC they'll have to move the family from Indiana. Just it's remarkable and she'll be on the Supreme Court. Good for the president. Here is just Barrett last night I and I actually this is an extended clip, but but I wanNA play this I. Think it's important. For you to hear her in her own words from last night. Thank you. Thank you very much. Thank you all for being here tonight. And thank you president trump for selecting me to serve as an associate. Jeff. Status of the United States Supreme Court. It's a privilege to be asked to serve my country in this office and I stand here tonight, truly honored and humbled. Thanks also to the Senate forgiving its consent to my appointment. I am great. Aunts. And I pledge to you and to the American people that I will discharge my duties to the very best of my ability. This was a rigorous confirmation process and I. Thank all of you especially, leader McConnell and chairman Graham for helping me to navigate it Shawl to the wounds to Schumer. My heartfelt thanks go to the members of the White House staff and Department of Justice who worked tirelessly to support me through this process your stamina is remarkable and I have been the beneficiary of it. Jesse and I are also so grateful to the many people have supported who have supported our family over these last several weeks. Through ways both tangible and intangible, you have made this day. Possible. Jesse and I have been truly awestruck by your generosity. Somewhere. Someone believes that she had to think her husband because she was forced to by the what what is the whatever the religious group is she belongs within the Catholic Church you know someone out there believes that her husband wrote the speech for her. I have spent a good amount of time over the last month at the Senate. Both in meetings, individuals, senators, and in days of hearings before the Senate judiciary. The confirmation process has made ever clearer to me one of the fundamental differences between the federal judiciary and the United States Senate. And perhaps the most acute is the role of policy preferences. It is the job of a senator to pursue her policy preferences. In fact, it would be a dereliction of duty for her to put policy goals side. By contrast, it is the job of a judge to resist her policy preferences. It would be a dereliction of duty for her to give into them. What this is so confusing for progressives to hear I thought if you're in the city, you just go on TV and yell and if you're on the court you legislate how is this possible? Federal judges don't stand for election. Thus. They have no basis for claiming that their preferences reflect those of the people a little piece of this calvin just broke when she said that about election. This separation of duty from political preference is what makes the judiciary distinct among the three branches of government? A judge declares independence. Not only from Congress and the president. But also from the private beliefs that might otherwise move her. No one believes judicial oath captures the essence of the judicial duty. The rule of law must always control. You'd like to think that my fellow Americans. Even, though we judges don't face elections, we still work for you. It is your constitution that establishes the rule of law and the judicial independence that is so central to it. The oath that I have solemnly taken tonight means at its core that I will do my job without any fear or favor. And that I will do so independently of both the political branches and of my own preferences. They don't believe you're gonNA. Prove it. I love the Constitution and the Democratic Republic that it establishes an I will devote myself to preserving it. Thank you. That was her entire statement and I wanted to play this for you because there was a total meltdown by a progressives. Her because they don't believe or they don't believe that she'll put her preferences aside in favor of the text of the constitution you had Ed Markey with Malarkey, from the senator about how it's a originalism is is homophobic racist and sex. You had the nonstop diatribe I mean poor little Chris say this is worth. This is worth listening to again Chris Hayes Heat. Some prayers guys just listened to he wants to cry and he's not a long time to come. You know what? He's right. Although there's one thing that was missing his speech. It's something that's been missing from a lot of conservatives. I see writing about the elections something else which McConnell and the institutional Republican Party and all the staffers and the lawyers and the fact totems functionaries and the people sitting in the White House watching this right now perhaps the people on Capitol. Hill, watching you radio press who've been supporting and spinning for this president and the people who work for Donald Trump himself and all of his apologists would like to post his independent thinkers too clever by half removed from it all something that every last one of them. That listen to this crap again. That it really is I I mentioned this last hour that E. ON. MSNBC. When they want to get outraged. I I swear to you. They've got to do this. They sit at room. What would Aaron Sorkin right for the West Wing? Because they do this they. They actually believe that there speechifying on our network no one watches can somehow change the country. And that if they just speed their words up a, you get the sense that they're angry. I mean this this is this is MSNBC the I mean they've totally bought into the progressive nonsense, but it's all it really is all a bunch of nonsense. All right. Enough about that. We we we've exhausted the topic. Joe Biden is coming to Georgia today he's going to warm springs. Georgia now why on earth is Joe Biden going to warm springs? If listen I I said this yesterday I. I do not mean this disparagingly in any way shape or form. By going to warm springs, Joe Biden is going to the middle of nowhere. Now I've got listeners and warm in the warm springs area. I know and and and they know it they acknowledge it. They. Admit it. Let me Let. Let's see. We're YEP here we go just to give those of you who are not. From, warm springs you are Let's say you're you're. You're thirty miles as the crow flies from Columbus. You're fifty five miles from making and you're fifty five miles from Atlanta. You're you're twenty miles from lagrange. You're you're thirty two miles from your essentially and the way the roads were your about an hour from everywhere. If you live in in ward, there's nothing there the actually I take that back down till. There's actually a great little restaurant down warm springs Oh what is the name of it in my? Wife and her motorcycle guy I use that lovingly, it's not actually motorcycle gang. It's the Harley Owners Group go go over to to one restaurant they like over and warm springs, barbecue place, and then there's the the bullock, the bullock house is the is the fancy restaurant over there for the tourists it's this all you can eat buffet place I've been to the Bollock House it's actually quite delicious, but there's nothing there other than you do have. The. You Got Roosevelt's little White House. And that's why Joe Biden wants to go there. You don't Ha- I mean warm springs. If you blinked, you missed downtown when you're driving through on on highway twee seven. The reason Joe Biden is going there is not a campaign of IT PER SE although Atlanta media will cover it Columbus government making media coverage. So they'll try to get some non Atlanta Democratic voters to support. Joe Biden but the real reason Joe Biden is going to warm springs behind the scenes the whispers. They think they're probably going to win. And in so doing. They WANNA set the parameters for that win. They WanNA define what it means for Joe Biden. To win the presidency. And the way they intend to do that the way they intend to define it. Is Essentially to argue. That, he's going to make government work to rally the nation to get people back to work and fight the virus and build an international coalition against the virus and everything else that see. That's what FDR did When he went to warm springs, FDR would go to warm springs during the summer. Go down there for therapy for polio he take the train down. Of course, you know he he died at warm springs. I don't know that the Biden campaign is realized that part of it Joe Biden goes to warm springs and Kamla Harris comes out to be the nominee adult. No. But nonetheless, I digress Biden what's to go down there and build a message that should he win can frame his mandate? Of the government, he's going to make the government work to get people back to work. He's GonNa, make the government work to fight. The virus is going to make the government work to build an international coalition against all the stuff. That's why he wants to go to warm springs it symbolism they're calling it a campaign of and to an extent. Yes it is a campaign of it, but really what it is more than anything. Is it is a symbolism it is a, it is a symbol of his efforts. To define the terms of his victory. It is a symbol of the effort to define the terms of why he's running. And what he's going to do as president. At this point, is him the opportunity to do these things? So if he does win as his campaign increasingly thinks is likely, he'll be able to say, hey, people voted for me to do these things. Remember the speech ordering never mind it was the week before the election. Never mind that it was a weak way. He'll say look I went to warm springs. This is what I said. This is what I wanted to do. This is why I'm running and in the media will, of course, go Gaga over all of it but that's why he's going to warm springs he wants to tie himself to FDR new deal was himself to FDR building a global coalition getting Americans back to work in World War Two all of that it says the only about a about Joe Biden that he would go to wherever they are died. To make the case of Titan himself into all of that. But that's what he's GonNa do it is not a campaign stop and the judicial since in that warm springs in the middle of nowhere. There's not even a convenient airport for him to fly into. So he's GonNa have to take a bus story and go through rural Georgia and part of this will be trying to get a nod Atlanta crowd in Georgia debates engine. They think they've got the Atlanta area lockdown they want to get the rest of the state to pay attention but again, horse brings is nowhere near anywhere. It's hard to get to from anywhere in Georgia. I've been there. It takes about an hour and a half two hours for my house to get there. It's really it's an impressive. It's a beautiful place. You got callaway gardens near there. You got the Pine Mountains near there, which is kind of weird to have this kind of quasi mountain range in the middle Georgia when it's flat all around. For geographic reasons. But This has more to do with Joe Biden five trying to define the parameters by which she expects to win next week than it has to do with him trying to get a whole bunch of new voters in and his campaign knows it the question does the media? No it the rest of us should pay attention to the fact. That you don't go to warm springs in the middle of nowhere a week before the election unless you think the media is going to help you get out a message you're going to define the terms of it and you're thinking you're going to win. There's a little bit of Hubris in going to warm springs. We'll find out in a week whether it was justified or not. Hello Hello, it is your exit here the phone number. If you WANNA be a part of the program is eight, seven, seven, nine, seven, Eric Eight, seven, seven, nine, seven, three, seven, four to five. This hour of the program is sponsored by Romania digital. 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And you can find out if you want your area to pick up the show, you get all the details on how to pick up the show you know we give the. Architects for free when reason, we require advertising and we're trying to spread around the state. We've still got more areas of the state we want to spread to a we're working on Vijay and we're working on statesborough in Albany in Columbus and Savannah and Augusta Carrollton, and a few others we were trying to be in every corner of the state of being the only here radio program. That's three hours a day about Georgia one day I wanted to be a national show. But right now we're focusing on the hometowns in Georgia. Now We got other stuff to talk about in Georgia including David Clarke. He is a state representative. He's decided to challenge David Rolston for Speaker of the House. David. Rolston needs to be challenged for Speaker of the house in Georgia. He does David Ralston has not been a great speaker of the House. He has been ideologically rudderless. He's cut way too many deals with Democrats and his idea of the Republicans maintaining their power is for Republicans to be just Democrat enough to not alienate too many of the Republicans while try to people over. A principal as of leadership and it has shown in that every two years since David Ralston's become speaker. The Republicans have lost seats in the State House. he just can't help it and he's not very popular with Republicans. In fact, everyone this is this is the crazy things about the leffler campaign right now. In all honesty the if I were advising the Leffler campaign, I would spend the rest of the. You've got a week I would spend the rest of the week making this about David Ralston opposes me. Because if you look I mean. Leffler wants Republican voters. She's been running in his primary campaign so as Doug Collins And every single person David Ralston has supported. The last four years in primaries has lost with the exception of one person. To my knowledge. Rawson is a loser on the ballot. You make the case you make it about David Ralston, and who roulston support you tend to win and I. So I think if I were the leffler campaign, I would spend this entire week About David Rolston. David. Ralston said that Kelly Leffler married. Well, that's her claim to fame Ralston's a man who has a protected alleged repossessed and molesters and beaters of women and kept them from ever having to go to trial in north Georgia it is a scandal the AJC covered in it's the thing that has built the resistance David Roulston in in the contempt for David Ralston among republic one of the many reasons for for the contempt of among Republicans and if I were the Leffler campaign, I would be capitalized on that contempt right now. It's hey. Ralston's not with me Ralston's opposed to me or you on Roulston side or my side are you on Roulston cider Brian Kip site? Because the data shows repeatedly when David Roulston becomes the center of attention in a Race David Ralston's preferred candidate loses. And I mean I would be held in the drama this and I'm not sure why they aren't maybe I don't know somebody suggested me maybe they're scared they might not get a job in George politics. Skin of will I I think the speakers. Are numbered. I think Republicans it has advantages of Republicans to start running against. Speaker Leffler would do the GOP Georgia huge favor she came out against him and it would probably help her the data suggests it would she wants to win. She should make about David, Ralston? Now for the rest of you, David Clarke wants to challenge him when a spend a few minutes gaming this out with you on the challenges. I'm not sure David. Clarke. Should have immediately done what he did for a variety of reasons. I'm not opposed to challenge these challenge speaker God blessing for doing it. I'm just not sure about the timing what to talk to you about that when we come back hello, it is Eric Erickson here across the Georgia the full number if you want to call in eight, seven, seven, nine, seven, Eric Eight, seven, seven, nine, seven, three, seven, four to five Charlie the pig farmers listening to us this morning. Those of you who know no. Now we talked about this David Ralston Clark situation. So David Clarke state representative is challenged going to challenge David Rolston for Speaker of the House David. Ralston needs to be challenged for Speaker of the House. He's not well liked among Republicans that I mentioned the last segment Every time Dave roulston comes out for candidate that candidate tends to lose that. You tell you everything you need to know. About. How David Ralston is liked or disliked among Republicans they tend to lose some primaries. I'm not sure that it was wise of David Clarke to do this before the election. The reason is right now, the name of the game is unity and if I were David Rawson and Ralston is a wily politician of what I would do is try to rush out and get get all the Republicans to line up and say, we need to show a unity. We need unity odd declare we've got to have unity in Georgia's the House I do declare that you must pick aside you all my side and the side of the Republicans are you all David clock side? In the saddle losin. Dave. Ross is GonNa do that well, then you know there are some people in the state. House who I think pro I don't know the David Clarke has the votes no disrespect to him he's a young guy. And I think that you're going to probably have to have someone with some seniority more than him to be the guy to replace the speaker and in. So doing the speaker comes out and has some show a unity forces some show of unity. Thanks to Clark's actions. And you put some of these guys in the state legislature in a very awkward position. So, they come out for unity now while plotting to get rid of the speaker later I just I think that that will cause them trouble. I wish David had done when he did again. I don't blame David. I'm glad someone's out there. Challenge might just think sometimes you got to lay out your whole strategy before you rush off like this and I kinda get the sense it was it was put on facebook and rushed He feels passionately about it I do too but I would have gone slower the the fact that matters Republicans I am now hearing from multiple members of. Our legislature that they had been saying five, they expected lose five seats in the non here in between seven and ten they may pick up a couple and so the net will be seventy two losses in the State House. The Democrats need to pick up sixteen. They're not going to do that even privately the Democrats don't believe they are but you gotTa have sixteen seats but then. You've gotTA. Have a you've got the other situation of you've got The State Senate and the Republicans may lose a couple of seats in state Senate in the Metro Atlanta area. Now, what are the seats I'm watching? And this is a lesson to people like David Ralston and a lot of Republicans you know ideologically in the House of Representatives. There are still a number of Democrats there who have changed the letter next to their name to an are after the Republican waves of two, thousand, two, four and six, th they they came into the party and they're still there they are ideologically Democrats institutionally now Republicans institutionally. Institutionally they are well establishmentarian. They don't really care as long as they can bring home the Bacon to the local community. But. You've got a situation where Chuck Stray Shen is ideologically a Republican. Is the author of the hate crimes legislation. He now wants to also get rid of the citizen's Arrest Law on Georgia, and he's running in an increasingly progressive area and he's trying to get reelected so that he can then participate in redistricting to carve himself out a safer district. He is a loyalist to the speaker. And really. He just he wants to show the the left leaning citizens of his district that he does support some of their causes like crimes. Now I don't want you to miss hear me. I don't think he's doing it opportunistically I. think he really believes it. I think he really does care about the issue but also if we're being honest here with the situation, he also does think it is politically savvy of him to embrace this legislation as a way to advance himself and get himself reelected I i. don't fault the Guy for doing that I don't think anybody can really fault him for that. But I don't think it's going to do him. Any good. And the reason I say that is because we are in a situation in that area. Where things are trending against the Republicans. He is trying to embrace Democrat oriented legislation to keep them on his side and the Democrats are still going after him. You know I. I mentioned this couple days ago I, spoke to the state ended up at Linear Island. I've never been up there by the way I don't know if you guys have been there. There's this big resort on Lake Lanier Linear Islands I never been there used to be apparently a state owned now it's it's contract Aldo private vendor some very nice place in the in the state. Senate Republicans asked me to come talk to them and I used jock and again I. don't mean disrespect Tim at all but I use it as a point for the Republicans to learn that constantly you never ever see Democrats. Try to embrace. Republican. Initiatives to win votes. You don't see for example, John Asaf. Going out there saying we need more free market reform to try to call them Republicans. All John also does he just doesn't say what he really believes. John also is e- wants to pack the court and get rid of the filibuster and he wants Medicare for all he wants Medicaid for all and but he's not going out there saying well, yeah, we could use a free market. No, no just say we need we need proper become palm occur when you take you never see that Republicans you always see them trying to embrace democratic positions to win reelection in areas that are drifting you never see the Democrats do that In every time the Republicans do it. It doesn't work for them in the recent is because e when you got the choice between Diet Coke and coke. And you don't care about the calories which what are you going to go for? For coca-cola why? Because you can't be the real thing? Nobody wants coke light. Nobody wants new coq people what the original. If. You're going to be a Republican. Be Republican. and. In our legislature now you increasingly have a number of Republicans who think well, we gotta we gotta sell kind of like the Democrats because Gwinnett County. You know if you can make inroads with Hispanic voters, the you at when at county down for the next two decades. Inroads with Union American community. There's a lot of evidence Republicans are you can lockdown GonNa. County. Republicans look at this and they say, Oh, woe is me. What it county it's it's going to be the epicenter of Georgia Politics for the extra decades fastest growing county Georgia the the northeast suburbs of Atlanta. And Oh woe is me we we've we've gotta be more Democrats. We gotTA pass hate crimes legislation to raise the minimum wage do all the things that Democrats would do just leave us power what the hell is. The point of leaving you empower you just do everything the Democrats want can't beat the real thing. Go go with. Real Democrats you're not going to be real Republican those voters are going to go real Democrats. You to offer them alternative. It's not let's do what the Democrats will just not as much says, Republicans have all the time you got offer them an alternative and you've got gotta find a way to make inroads with the Hispanic voters in Gwinnett County the amount of Republican resistance to trying to accommodate concern to these communities. What's going to kill the Republican Party and deservedly so you do not have to cop out on immigration to win Hispanic vote. You know why? Because the Hispanic voters were voting for you they're called legal immigrants. They came the way you're supposed to come and many of them are hostile to illegal immigration. But. You can't sound like a redneck racist in Gwinnett County and trying to lure. He's been I. Don't understand why this is the Republican Party typically has done the best. This is why the governor has been. So smart put Kanye NHS interest Mr whose native language is Spanish who actually is Hispanic. You'd never know it from like John King tells like the CNN guy who's a friend of mine but John King is is Hispanic. In makes in community, you've got Jason Authority over in Poland. County is about to get elected to the state senate. So the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. You. Know what Republicans tend to do they tend to to sin guys over to the Spanish community who were wearing their cowboy boots and jeans in the cowboy hats and end the they're from south Georgia spitting tobacco and and talk in super southern in ways that relate to the Hispanic community where their concerns. They don't really care about Georgia football in these Bennett community I'm sorry I realize. Forgive me people forgive me for saying that. But they have concerns. And their concerns are free market, their concerns or small government. Their concerns are letting them live and make a living their concerns are not having the police come in and assume they're all illegal aliens because there is panic, they got real concerns if the Republican party connect with those concerns, they can win look the president is doing it Mr Roundup all the Mexican rapists and send them home. He's connecting with these community baffles me the rest of the Republican. Party doesn't give this. You don't have to sell out your values. You just gotTa talk in a different way. Because ultimately, these guys are hardworking small businessman whether they're landscapers or or you name it car repairman whatever they the many of them are blue collar. And they just want to make a living they're sending back home oftentimes or their second generation. American. They want their kids to have better education to be able to thrive in the community. Their schools are failing and county. They can't get their schools over to Republicans, have a message for him the Democrats don't. The Republicans they can figure out a way in. Lockdown the state of Georgia. It doesn't matter about all the white hipsters coming into work for tech companies from out of state, and he doesn't matter about the rise of black voters were antagonistic to the Republicans still. You lockdown these voted Gwinnett County, you dominate the state for another couple of decades. The data's there the governor thirty, nine, percent support the governor got to forty, five percent the Hispanic support in Georgia Stacey Abrams stands no chance. There is a method. There's a path forward. But that password is not to muddies the message with the Democrats and that's what Republicans have done. That's what David Ralston has done and that's why Republicans keep losing because they don't have a message define themselves other than we're not those guys. You Got Selah Message. Now, you look at people like PK, Martin Indiana, who he's one of the seats that's endangered by the ways in the state senate and he goes in to the Hispanic community. He breaks bread with those people he knocks on their doors he speaks to them as if he's a local in their community concerned about them, and that guy hit remarkably the Democrats after of every time, the always wins why because he bill personal relationships they may beating this time. But actually the Republicans team to the he's what who can win because he's built his personal relationships or look at rich McCormick rich McCormick is running for the US House in district seven. This is rob woodall seat. Rich, McCormick. is a emergency room doctor and marine. He went to a historically black college would damore house got his medical degree at Morehouse was the president of the student body morehouse put this white dude class president at Morehouse. He uniquely related, not a moderate. Is a deeply passionate evangelical, Christian Conservative who connects on faith level and a personal level to the voters in his area. He's the emergency room doctor in a hospital that a lot of the poor community has to us. He has deep connections into the Indian American community and the Hispanic community, and he may very well win the race. It's going to be tough. But he may very well win that race because of his relational politics. And that's something that GOP is missed and it doesn't help you when you have a speaker of the house. Who is scandal plagued. WHO DOESN'T RELATE There's a problem there. In the GOP and Georgia east fear these things out if they're going to lose seats. They all take it for factor Lucy's they're going to pick up a couple of seats my Jew. But. They're going to lose some seats. They make Bob Travel seat Bob travel is the House Democratic leader the last white dude re Democrat in the State House. It seems like from outside the Atlanta area and and he's probably going to lose his seat. It's a seat that Brian Kip one Donald Trump won. But again, Relational Politics Bob Travelers in his community he knows the people in that community and those people even if they disagree with politically they really like him. There's something to be said for relational politics that a lot of the GOP in. Georgia. missus. And they need to focus on that. But to do that, they've also got the speaker because when you're not GonNa Doors, I got this from a state rep the other day who said he was up knocking on doors in his district in his district. Heartfelt. And everywhere different kind of Republican if a woman answered. And he told him what he was doing. She wanted to know about David Ralston. Not, making that up. He said he disagreed with me on Roulston. And didn't it would be an issue in every time a woman answers the door when he's outgoing door knocking, they asked him about David Ralston. It's become an issue on the campaign trail for women. Women understand when the speaker of the House has been allowing men to pay him thousands of dollars to represent them, and then he keeps deferring the cases. So they never have to go to trial and the women suffer. They gotTa keep their memories alive. They can't move on the can't get closure it matters. It matters. The Republicans got to figure this stuff out. If they do they can continue to be dominant. There's no reason to fret this and you know honestly. If Joe Biden wins the presidency. It helps Republicans in Georgia tremendously it buys them more time. They can get through redistricting. They can re redistrict for another decade and they've got Joe Biden to build antipathy for the Democrats all of his presidency, whichever president of which ever party controls the White House the other party. Off Your elections if Biden controls the White House that's going to hurt Stacey Abrams it's one reason Democrats behind the scenes or convinced she's not doing what she should be doing to help Joe Biden Georgia. Because according to the people I've talked to, they're convinced she knows if biting winds, she can't beat Brian. Yep. So she's not lifted a finger to helping. The Republicans can capitalize on all of this if they'll just do it, we're on earth did the time go I have no idea look. Let me talk to you business guys real quick If you're a businessman out there and your business access to capital, consider reaching out to first liberty building and loan their local. In Newnan, you may know the Frost family, they've been active helping businesses since nineteen ninety-three, they know what to do now this isn't for for if. You just eat something small if you're looking at five hundred, thousand dollars or more, five, hundred, thousand and eighteen million dollars I liberty. 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But the Zeta is again for Louisiana and it looks like the late Charles radars down so so they can't go yeah Yeah Okay Yep so is headed that way And it's GonNa be a problem for the Louisiana area tomorrow, and then it's going to be a problem for us Wednesday night into Thursday in particular. For those of you who live north of making making is going to get some of this on Thursday. I suspect I'm going to be reading the weather radar on Thursday Let's see Yep Thursday and make an eighty percent chance of rain. Adair's Ville Eighty Percent Blue Ridge one hundred percent. Clarksville one hundred percent. Athens. Eighty percent why will the hurricane is coming? So stick with this station. And stick with me and I will probably be having to do a lot of now those who you down in south Georgia affiliates down there you're going to skate through most of this without any any trouble in fact, let me look at Valdosta for Thursday. If you're down in Valdosta, you've got well, you got a seventy percent chance of storms in Valdosta in the mornings invite fifty percent those of you over in Brunswick. You'RE GONNA escape by it's always beautiful and Brunswick doesn't matter what the weather is now but I'm going to be doing some of this on Thursday. I'm going to have to the situation calls for it so you'll just be patient with me on. Thursday now when we come back At the top of the hour, we need to talk a little bit about the Hunter Biden stuff that the media doesn't want us to talk about I. WanNa spend some time on that and also let me just spend a moment here until you at the bottom of the hour next hour Hogan. Gidley is GONNA. Join join me to talk about the last week of the election. The Supreme Court yesterday. Did. They decision without Amy Conybeare at present and the left is willfully misconstruing Brett cavenaugh in his opinion Essentially what Brad Cavanaugh said that they're they're doing it state by state, the Chief Justice, let Pennsylvania slide but they're not letting Georgia slider Wisconsin slide the left is insistent that despite a lawn Wisconsin that says ballots received after election day can't be counted the leftist side of well, the ballots were postmarked on election day so they should count. and. a federal district. Judge in Wisconsin said, yes and it went to the Supreme Court of the Supreme Court said NOPE NOT GONNA. Happen that your votes got to be counted. By Election Day or on election day that if your ballot shows up in the mail the day after Election Day, they're not gonNA count it in. Brick Kevin is that. There needs to be some definitive nece to the election and we need to minimize the possibility of doubts being raised about the integrity of the election and to do that, we can't have people have their ballots show up two weeks later and it was postmarked election day and then. We got to countless vote to. It prolongs the uncertainty of the election in reduces the amount of time to prepare the electoral college in December actually cast the four will vote for president. Now, the Left said Oh Brad Kavanagh saying we're going to cancel all the votes where we're going to ignore voters will know if you want to vote you need to vote on or before election day we don't need the slackers out there holding up the whole election for the rest of us because they thought their vote was so important they waited until five pm on election day to put it in the mail. No if you really want your vote to count, make sure it's their by election or I'm going to consider you not really caring all that much about the election despite what you happen to say hello welcome in Syracuse exit here across the state of Georgia. The full number is eight, seven, seven, nine, seven, Airi'q eight, seven, seven, nine, seven, three, seven, four to five. If you would like to be part of the program, you're more than welcome to call. In fact, I'm going to start this hour with a phone call round out the Leffler Collins Topic Osama in Athens, I'm GonNa go to you net. Welcome. You're seeing how are you today? Good. Are you? just I have a joke before I go to the main topic. His Co. for I got addicted that I like. Your show. And of course I love your show I got addicted to. But my job I didn't his is always violated before each. Rely. that. Off. Get Him and give him something to sniff. But the reason I was calling. The is up as a great confirmation yesterday the. An. Month or affect Sankoh much English person angle with stuff you know. Speaker of English their English. I know. You have a bit of good experiences with. Your United Burleson some other. Who? Doesn't speaking. So. Thank you very much for I'm GonNa send you my accent. Up as a young see, how does the great school permission to the was in I would love I do break and I do wish keeping up? When I read it? I need somebody with a very strong support or agricultural and. Is that we need. EG least. Speak. Right unfortunately. minute of country. Who Farmland we have very limited lending and Sperm blending proposed two houses. Big Business, the big factors, and now when he tells by. And it's a she. From what? this is number. One is a younger generation unfortunately running to wait. For for me I drive in country areas and and and. Areas where Of Catalan and and chaos now. In. Not on the farmland is the young people abandon it. Just, everybody wants to the big city and wants to be around. The liberals downtown. And Number two we to a woman. When we need to the world that the two American hardworking successful woman. Is Leffler. And an emmy birds just Abraham and that's Wrong we have great meats and this would be meeting. Because just because I tell you. People in Egypt about America more than me and you. Speak I speak to my niece and nephew it's like ten fifteen years old within me indicators ever happening. The Nice Morzan I I swear I know. Is that drive a British throne much? Number three is this is a booth. That president. Trump his vice against. Woman or the Muslim minorities or anybody right Greek. Yeah. Yeah, you know. I I. Point. because. I realized the president wants to stay out of this he in college friends I. Don't Blame Him I. I'm I've tried to thread the needle as well. I voted for Leffler I like her but I really liked college as well. But man having a woman in Georgia who is a is a Republican she's the second woman from Georgia to go to the US Senate, the I was appointed she was appointed as well Her get elected and go does send a strong message. Thanks very much for that. But for for those who. Grew up in the Middle East and I, understand some fine. But for those who don't for his three points is one we need someone with a great ag in in ties the that people are abandoning farms younger people leaving the country She's got a background as a farmer and in southern Illinois she was in far for eight she gets the egg industry. It's a big industry Georgia number. Two that sitting this message around the world that we have a woman like Kelly Leffler that we don't just have the stacey. Abrams is of the world out there conservative women from Georgia's well and three also very important. This shows that the president is not a if he would campaign for not the misogynistic anti woman person that so many people claim and he's right on all three points now. That being said I want everyone to know again I did vote for Kelly. Leffler. I absolutely did I told the governor I would I did I kept my word but concurrent to all of that I do like Doug. Collins. I told Doug that I mean when he called. To tell me, he was running I i. said I I. Love You man and would support you. But I promise the governor had support Kelly for I'm keeping my word and I wish you best luck and if he gets into runoff. I'll be out there doing everything I can to help him I kind of wished he had held off for two years to let. tell let her have two years as opposed to a year to show us whether or not. She really is she claims to be, and if she is she'll get reelected and if not I think it gives doug a musician that being said he's done a masterful job. I know Chip Lake. actually chip Blake actually the very first time ever in a Congressional Race Blake beat. Me his candidate one. He's a great guy I really liked him He served as the Chief of staff to Jeff Duncan for a while he left with Doug Collins I think he was annoyed with Governor keeps out I want to speak for him but I get the sense with the governor going with Leffler as opposed to someone like either a Jeff Duncan or or a Or a Doug Collins but he's a gypsy great guy great guy and I I I know I speak for a lot of Georgia to feel very torn in this race as to where to go and My choice was to the governor has the right to make the pick. The governor made the pick I trust the governor. Jim so I will stand with the governor's pick. I. Know Doug better than. Kelly. But I also know the governor better than Doug and I trust where the governor's heart is on this and Leffler hasn't done anything wrong she's given me no reason to throw her out of office in fact she's considered. The most likely to vote for the President's policies in the Senate I think she's done show. To prove that she is as conservative as she claims. She's getting attacked for some of the WNBA stuff that really wasn't her fault, the planned parenthood staff and and the matter stuff they've come out against her the black lives matters folks are out to get her So I'm I'm standing with her, and then frankly you have the speaker of the house come out against your of course. I'M GONNA. Vote for her against the speaker of the house The speaker of the House needs to be shunned made radioactive in Georgia politics and The easiest way to do that is to support all the candidates he opposes in primaries or or the like We've got to get rid of the speaker of the House and to the extent that Kelly Leifer can spend the next week on the campaign trail making the case I think she would do a good job. Making the case against him in May be turning to voter stores or again I don't WanNa be repetitive with last hour but it's worth noting that every single person every single primary in the last several years the speaker has supported has gotten fired or rejected by the voters in Republican primaries with exception of I think just one person. Should tell you you make it about the speaker you make radioactive and you move away now. I want to move on because I want to talk about this hundred Biden situation for just a minute. I don't know the veracity of all of the complaints in charges and accusations in Hunter Biden's emails. The like what I do know is that the F. B. I. has verified, it's not a Russian disinformation job. The Washington Post actually ran a story that even though it is likely, it's not rushing information it should be treated as such, which shows you everything you need to know about the media makes use for this covering it up. If the allegations if half the allegations in hunter Biden's emails are true. We got problems. I don't know about the text message. A lot of people are have misconstrued the text message being an email. The FBI has not confirmed that text messages about a pay in the big man, all the money or what have you then confirmed the text message I don't know where the text messages real or not. There are allegations about child pornography Rudy Giuliani came on this program and tried to make those allegations last week that is unsubstantiated. to the extent that you believe there's child porn. You're probably believing acute on conspiracy I see them circulating it of there's been no confirmation by the FBI. Don't hang your hat on confirmation of the FBI on the stuff with the FBI very particularly. His only confirmed that the e mails hard drive do exist. It doesn't appear to be Russian disinformation. The problem here is that the media has chosen not to engage with it at all because they don't WanNa hurt you'll biden and that has allowed the conspirists to run wild. Win The media decides they're not going to engage a topic because it could be damaging to one side. And with the media, Russia's out and says, well, we'll, oh, we're going to treat this Russia does information whether it is or it isn't I mean those that's the words of the Washington Post we're going to treat his Russian disinformation whether it is or it isn't it probably isn't but we're GONNA treated that way that's the media lying these days. That gives rise to distrust. There was a story that been Smith in The York I've read about the media gave. Back, that even the Wall Street Journal would not pursue the story never mind the FBI is now verified the males. It essentially, everybody's patting themselves the back. Yeah. We blocked story that was damaging to Joe Biden. We're the gatekeepers people are taking it seriously. Twitter's blocking the story you know what it does. In the digital age, it creates alternative channels. and. This is one of the reasons Fox News. So well over the last couple of decades is because Fox News covers the stories, CNN and MSNBC do not Fox US covering the story in the media's bitching moaning about Fox News, covering the story with the reality is that Fox's every right to cover the story and the rest of the media should as well and if it's not true, the media should report on that but they're not even trying to debunk the story they're trying to censor the story and when members of the media who depend on a free press. Use their free press to censor in ways. The government cannot you breed distrust of the media and when you breed distrust the media, you begin to create alternative channels in the media and people who WanNa believe that the media blocking storage, which they're admitting they're doing go to these alternative channels and overtime their filters and discernment collapses when these other networks have a track record that two thousand of covering the stories, the mainstream Media Walt, and they're covering legitimate stories woven possibly in with corrupted stories are false stories. The reason we're in the situation we're in with the Cunanan nonsense and even that the conspiracy to undermine the post office to steal the election on the left, we gotta treat that conspiracy theory legit because left believes it. When? It's no different than cute on conspiracy. But the big issue here. Is that the media's picking and choosing. In picking and choosing their causing distrust. In picking and choosing. The media has decided what stories to tell about tell. In a big of the stories to tell not tell their inevitably picking the stories that hurt the president. To run. and. They're avoiding stories that are Joe Biden. They'll cover the stories that helped the Democrats. Look at the Amy Colbert stuff. Never once in the media, do they give fair treatment to this religious group Amy Conybeare is a part of. They relied on people who have been thoroughly discredited over the years. To build the case that she was in some. Colt. They actor values. They allow prominent voices in the press blue check marks on twitter to call her a white colonizer because she adopted kids from eighty. The New York Times at big. Raising questions about the the adoption the like. Win Conservatives here the stuff they realize the media really is against them and they want to go find alternatives and it's very easy these days to set up a website. A lot of people are doing it where there's a lot of bs along with some truth. In it ropes people in. And all the media does these days as they try to name and shame, and they don't try to combat it. You know how you combat the fate news sites. Is You give real news and you give it all. You don't filter it to help one side. You give all the news that the left these days like to say that there are the reality based community there the fact based community. No, they're not really. Were they are is they're in a community of people who've decided to just not tell you the stories that might hurt one side and everybody knows it or at least should at this point that that's happening and there are people feeding off of that to sell a lot of people fake news. Again. I don't know the veracity of all the Hunter Biden suffer not. What I do know is that the FBI has verified emails is legit. In the media won't even cover that aspect of it, and that suggests to me that they're probably more damaging aspects of it that they're also not covering and that has allowed a lot of people go on the Internet data the rabbit hole into the conspiracy theorists websites where there's all child every bad thing you want to believe about Joe Biden hundred was on that laptop, and frankly if you're a discerning person, you realize it's too good to be true. It's the silver bullet and silver bullets don't exist. And yet people were so out to Joe. Biden. They buy into it and then it further amplifies distrust the media. I'm sorry I don't care where you stand on the issue but all of the allegations about hundred Biden of on that hard drive there too good to be true. You some level of discernment. But. There's a lot of stuff on the hard drive that has been confirmed. And that stuff is believable. Given what we know given the pattern and practice we already have and the media doesn't even want to cover that stuff. In that suggests there in on the Act Their. In game, they're picking winners and losers, and so Americans are voting against the media by going to these alternative sites. All they can do screen Fox News angrily and wonder why no one pays attention to him. Hello there it is. Eric Erickson here the phone number is eight, seven, seven, nine, seven, Eric Eight, seven, seven, nine, seven, three, seven, four to five. Oh. I. Got a plea ha well may charlie cut it up. So I probably ought to play this. This is a little bit more commentary on the Amy Conybeare situation from The ever popular Don Lemon forbid you ever need it? It Ain't no cure. I'll tell you the biggest example of what this president is going to do with an a picture in my brothers big note well. Listen that's a whole. Another thing we've had a discussion about that. But that aside, the picture of what this president is going to do about the pandemic was evident it was on display tonight. Okay. So hang on the first person walks out mask. Lewis. The first lady United States. Amy Barrett walks out mask was her husband mask was the Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas Mask was the president mask. What does that say they're not trying to set or show an example for the rest of the country you don't really need to do anything is they look tonight there's a potential super spreader event at the White House. The president doesn't have a mask the. Mask what kind of example does that set for the country and therefore, you can forego that argument that you have with that person. I don't even know his name that did nothing for the viewer. That's just me I, was was frustrated because I'm sitting there watching on some screens, the video of the White House and then you and him have an argument I'm like there's a picture of what he cares about. He doesn't care. And you say him sorry, I'm I'm I'm becoming more stupid. Every second listening to Don Lemon Prattle on about that stuff. y'All. The first lady has had covid nineteen. The president of the United States as head covid. Nineteen. Amy. CONYBEARE BARRETT IS ED covid nineteen. Her husband has said Cove nineteen. If you believe the science, which season they believe the science and listen involved chromosomes. If you believe the science, the science says definitively that you're not going to get reinfected with covid nineteen at least in the first month or two four months there's some evidence yet you may get infected later but in the first several months, you've got immunity, you're not gonNA get reinfected. That's what the science actually says. That's not actually dispute by anybody. And here he comes. He's all upset about these people see if the president has had at the first lady's headed bear, it had it and her husband has had it. And they no longer have it the odds of Clarence Thomas, getting it from them is zero. and. They don't care. They just need something to be outraged about. I mean. The whole thing is is it's all about outreach. It's it's all outrage all the time from these. You know this is program. So there is a story that Jeff Zucker may be on his way out of seated they've missed their revenue projections Jeff Zucker. Is All about the drama and playing stuff up? He's not really about the news and he's taken. CNN. which still to this day clinic claims that it is the objective news network and he's turned their evening in to MSNBC light. This. GOES BACK TO WHY Republicans Georgia Keep Losing Republicans in Georgia. Dolt actually engage on Republican ideas Republican values with voters trying to convince them. They're right Republicans, Georgia Democrat Light CNN tries to be MSNBC light and it does for them. WHAT BEING DEMOCRAT? Lite does for Republicans suburbs people just rejected they'd rather over to MSNBC and get the really drained Chris Chris? Hayes. cry end. Over, Amy Cody Baron Rachel Maddow in her high. Pounded on the desk all upset about it. And yet they try. I it kind of is is is said that that don limited Saturday the poor man's Rachel maddow. That that, that says a lot about him and the direction of CNN NYC in his word is and it's a network. That is why I worked at CNN for three years. have very good relationships with a number of people CNN and behind the scenes many of them are frustrated as everybody else. That that Sucker has somehow made them a little bit competitive but in so trying to make them competitive has given up the game on the news network. The people turn into for the real news. Now, it's it is an anti-trump network Last night the cry on at the Barrett Situation swearing-in was possible super spreader of it. That would actually said nobody takes stuff seriously unless you're broken on the left. Sad now, when we come back Hogan Gidley is GonNa Join Me National Press Secretary for the trump campaign you got joe. Biden coming to Georgia. You've got a counter response from the trump team will cover it all right here on the irksome show, we are waiting for Hogan Gidley. The national. Press Secretary it looks like he is calling in. And out on the campaign trail I wonder if he's at another boating of it we will out here shortly as the president's campaign they're doing counter programming to Joe Biden here in Georgia Day to some degree the president has been a lot in Pennsylvania essentially making it about. A It all comes down to Pennsylvania and I. It's looking more. You know a year ago I mention yesterday year ago. People said Wisconsin Wisconsin Wisconsin but Pennsylvania is a beetle in Georgia also a big deal. So I'm not sure if he's on a boat today but Hogan Gidley joining me, how are you? I'm great and I'm not vote today but that's fine. So. All right. We we got Joe Biden come into warm springs. I'm not sure they understood the optics that that's where FDR died, but they're going to make the case in Georgia. It's so I If you've never been worries, it literally is like two hours from everywhere If you blink, you miss the town and I'm not sure what they thought they would be doing in Washington less. They WANNA, call for expanded government and some sort of new maybe the green new deal out of out of where FDR died. Maybe that sounds like a good thing or maybe he wants to in another industry that is You know predominantly in Georgia for all I know in farming. Oil. So we might as well just cut all these things out I mean you can't run a country on gumdrops and rainbows and Unicorn hair and I think everyone understands that but Joe Biden for whatever reason decides to double down when he was asked on the stage by the president. That's a big statement Joe, you better believe it too big statement. We're going to get rid of that industry we're. Going to phase it out I. think that came as a shock to the people of Pennsylvania. I. Think it came as a shock to the ten and a half million Americans that are employed by some sector in energy industry and and now they know for sure what Joe Biden wants to do, and that's destroy their jobs and their livelihoods and just going to here is problem for him. Let me. Let me play the Saudi. This was on CNN listen to this right and voters we spoke to in western Pennsylvania are still pretty confused on the former vice president's position whether it's what Donald Trump is saying about Joe Biden or Joe Biden's lack of clarity. T right now, this is critically important in western Pennsylvania we're fracking is king it's helped boost home prices, boosts median incomes and provided thousands of jobs. We traveled Allen's Berg Pennsylvania and we spoke to voters there in this very small town particularly business owners who say they will not survive if fracking does not exist. President trump has and more clear perspective on keeping fracking, going with minimal regulations with. In the past and through the campaign has kind of gone back and forth and what he wants to do almost like a domino effect and it could just be. Disastrous in my is if if you know I have pandemic and then tracking his band. So I mean the guy on he's been on the record of the past see we're going to get rid of it, and now just like he wants to do with packing the court, he just wants to skates. No one really knows where he stands I mean when you've got CNN of all things calling him out on it, you got a problem but even so he knows how CNN said he's still unclear about this position no, he's pretty clear. He said get rid of it. He said he was GONNA get rid of it. In fact, they said twenty twenty five, which if anyone's check in counters five years away. So even even then when Joe, Biden says what he wants to do blatantly CNN still tries to cover for him. He's not really clear yet. Let's let's figure it out now Joe Biden's figured it out. We've been saying for a long time. He's embraced the radical ideologies at the left, and that included a ban on fossil fuels that included getting rid of the oil and gas industry because it's a green new deal dream that doesn't make any sense would hurt. The world were hurt this country you see that with the people in Pennsylvania and CNN and the media is still cover for him. That's his position and I tweeted many times deer Pennsylvania when someone tells you to your face multiple times they're going to ban. fracking, believe the person they're telling you the truth and Joe Biden has said many times. He's going to ban fracking and say I didn't I never said that and the president said it's on tape within seconds. Our War Room had all of the pieces of tape up where Joe Biden promised voters promised moderators that he was absolutely going to get rid of fracking and get rid of the oil industry. So now we know for sure is position and it's problematic for this country. Deeply problematic for Pennsylvania all lies nell on. Pennsylvania we've got we are now seven days away. How do you see the landscape over these next seventies? What are you guys do on seven days left of the campaign well, we keep driving the message home. The president's going out all over the country we talked about how many states and and cities and towns he's been to. That's going to keep up from now until the third and you know Joe Biden is is forced out of that hidey-hole now because he has to try and clean this up, he hasn't done a good job of it with with his stance on energy but you notice he's kind of going into Georgia now because Pennsylvania a pipe dream for him having come out against. The industry that keeps that stayed afloat and keeps people with good paying jobs able to provide their family You know that's GonNa. Be Difficult for him to square between now and then I don't think he can pull Georgia I don't think he can pull Texas we're GONNA hold all the state we did were defending them really well, and it looks like we have a chance. To, expand on the map with a few other states and right now we're seeing early voting and a lot of these places that has really gone to shrink the gap between the absentee votes and and early votes between Democrats and Republicans. A lot of Democrats requested absentee ballots more than normal but they're not turning them in they're not feeling them out they're not casting the vote. And they don't have an a nearly a big enough lead what they would normally have for absentee in order for us. To to be, in trouble. In. Drinking a gap in early vote and I'll eighty five percent of people vote on election day. So ready to go. Well, let me ask you about that because. The're looking at the numbers nationwide and there are a number get hubs and others volunteers tracking information. It doesn't look like we're seeing a massive wave of new voters. It seems like we're seeing a wave of people who had voted election day but are energized enough to vote early and I don't know that the media's interpreting the data correct on this early voting number they aren't, but it's it's you hit the nail on the head it's not that they're getting. Nouveau. Church is set the voters they have normally our voting earlier. That's it. That's the only difference right now, and we have a lot of people who show up to the president's rallies eighteen to thirty percent of them. oftentimes are Democrats and one of the things the president has started doing because campaigns are about choices not just giving a speech pointing to a video board and saying watch this and we play minute long videos, two minutes, three minutes, four minutes of Joe. Biden making these wild accusations and crazy claims about what he's going to do to to the environment what he's going to do to people's lives by raising their taxes and and redirecting funding away from police and all those types of issues. It's a new audience. People don't know Joe Biden is about those things and that's the kind of message that gets out and you can't. You can't change the fact that Joe Biden has been you know bragging about all. Of these radical things he would do and so it matters for people who are early voting matters for those who are requesting those absentee ballots who just wanted to take the ballot look around and see what they wanted to do, and then make a decision because you know the Democrats put all of their eggs into the absentee ballot basket and and while they have more as I said in totality, they're not being returned at the rate that they had hope for. That's a good point. I. Didn't realize the rate of return issue I just so many people are trying to read tea leaves right now it's almost like they're diviners of chicken bones and tea leaves and they actually are what the balloting process is. In we got the real election. Let me ask you one more thing off your this framework. Yesterday said that Wisconsin does not have to keep counting ballots after the after election day. Even if they're post mortem election day I got a real problem with people at the end who care. So passionately about voting that, they wait until five pm on election day to drop their ballot in the. Mail and expected still get cancelled I'm not sure the integrity of the process can be maintained long-term if two weeks after the election, we're still saying, oh, wait a second. This is postmarked on election day we gotta count it right even worse than that lot. These states are passing laws to say even if it's not postmarked, they're gonNA count even if they can't read it, they're gonNA count. That's A. Serious problem, a lot of folks and yeah they did that in a couple of states and and you know I have anecdotal evidence. But one of my mother's best friends called me and said, they went to go vote at their little precinct North Carolina and they were told they already voted and they said, no, we didn't you know and and so I think there's some some all all types of. shadiness that's going to go on, we have to make sure we remain vigilant but those court cases are important because a lot of these a lot of these fights that we saw like Bush Gore for example, have happened already these are the struggles we're facing now now after this election's over and they start to count votes and we start to get information coming in election night. I you know I. Was Willing to bet the Democrats are going to try and throw everything. They can't this system to try and and get people to cast votes well after Election Day. But I don't think majority the American. People are GonNA think that's real or or should be legitimate or counted in any form or fashion but they're getting courtside with them and some of those cases they're getting states to side with them and some of those cases, and that obviously makes the system fraught with all types of of of potential for damage and chaos and fraud and abuse, and we gotta stop that for sure. Well, and after last night, less odds of eight to four, two, four tile, the Supreme Court these issues. That's right. What a big day for the country we have a jurist on the court who actually interprets laws what do you know and and Democrats hate that because they want someone that's an extension of the activist wing of the Democrat Party who will make laws from the bench thankfully, that's not going to happen with someone like Amy Conybeare it doesn't mean she's GonNa rule in our favor all the time I think I remember I don't remember which jurists it was. You probably know. Who made the point that may have been? Scalia, who said you know to be a good jurist? You have to rule against what you would personally want often because the law dictates something different. Yeah I. Mean and that's what she's going to be and we're excited about that potential. Democrats. You blew a gasket when she was nominated and say that broke precedent and broke all the norms but it didn't it it. It upheld the constitution and that's what's important majority. The American people wanted her confirm she got confirmed and she's there for a lifetime appointment we couldn't be happier about that. Hogan look even GonNa Week on the campaign trail. I hope you get on a few more votes between now and next. To Talk to you invest on the trail you too. Thanks so much give it up. We'll talk. All right take your Hogan Gidley a National Press Secretary for the trump campaign at some point I pinged him the other day on this I need to circle back to him at. You know we gotta get the President on here before the end of this let him make his pitch I'm working no guarantees. We'll see if it can happen all right Here's what I WANNA do 'cause I got. A lot other stuff talk about that. We've just been putting off for the day. I'm going to go on and take a commercial time at why? Because I control the clock it's my show at least in the floating breaks. I do. So I'm going to take time out and when I come back, we're GONNA talk about George which George was Lopez. Was a Bush the media rush to define would Joe Biden? Our report and you can decide for yourself reminder here at the end of the program. If you text the word data two, three, three, seven, seven, seven, I will send you back my review of the amendments on the Georgia ballot and the referendum explaining them I want to do that one more time here on radio as well. 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With upgrading your trigger and sites, things like that they really improve the Glock forty three ex that is Mike concealed carry gun and You go to true dash precision dot com when you order your part get sent to you listen if I can upgrade, you can upgrade and I'm I'm capable of doing it so you should be capable of doing it. So, what you gotTa do is you gotTa go to Dash precision dot com, pick what you want put in your cart. When you check out, you'll see check out code Eric in E R I C K, and you will get ten percents off your order. Now. I need to explain these and I it's broken record time those you've heard it I. Apologize I keep getting questions. There are two amendments on your ballot Georgia. If you WANNA read my right eye of them. Text the word data to three, three, seven, seven seven. But let me also explain them to you here and now. Amendment one relates to well, it would start it. It was the tire recycling fee. We all we all pay. the tire recycling fee is something to view Bhai new tires and Georgia hern about after the fine folks, Raphael Tire Master told me I'm do tires I'm GonNa have to get them former UCONN and I will pay tire recycling fee. Now you like me have probably presumed that your tire recycling actually goes into a fund that takes care of disposing of used tires a government mandated fund. Well, in fact, it doesn't surprise your money goes into the General Fund. And then the budgeteers have to commit to actually putting it in the proper budget line item for tire recycling and oftentimes they don't they have bigger priorities. So the dyers to sit there. So why am I paying a tire recycling V if you're not going to recycle tires with my feet well, because there's a quirk in the Georgia constitution where you can't have these funds, you have to put them in the general budget and then line item for the funds, and that's a problem because the budgeteers oftentimes don't have the discipline to do what they need to do. So this amendment approved by the Democrats and Republicans in the state legislature together would allow local governments and the state itself to create these separately segregated funds where when you pay a fee for like tire recycling or parks and REC, it actually goes into the fund for tire recycling parks right now into the general. Fund were they then promised to redirect it later like the Social Security Trust Fund that's gone bankrupt. So yes, I voted Yes for this. The second amendment relates to sovereign immunity and your ability to sue the state of Georgia. Until two thousand, seventeen if the state of Georgia did something that you thought violated the Constitution of Georgia. You could file suit in Georgia court and try to stop them. And a pro abortion group did this in two thousand seventeen to stop the state from enforcing new abortion laws. And they rented up to the State Supreme Court the State's recourse away second. Actually. The states never waive sovereign meeting. You can't sue the state for the stuff. Well. Everyone had always presumed that you couldn't people did until the Supreme Court. Actually looked at it. Whatever made the argument before. And So the abortion group lost and you're thinking may accept then they went to federal court in got done what they wanted to do in State Court, and the result is that the federal courts? Now, interpret Georgia Constitutional Law, for Georgia. So we're bound by what a federally appointed judge not a state elected judge says about Georgia's law. The Republicans and Democrats in the state legislature put it to you how seriously they took this they unanimously both the House and the Senate unanimously not a single person voted against this decided to put this amendment for now the governor and the Prior Governor opposed waving sovereign immunity. I, support the amendment, and here's why moving forward and Georgia what the cases are going to be about or not abortion cases. You'RE GONNA BE GUN cases. The Georgia Constitution gives many more protections to the second amendment than the Federal Constitution does, and if you have to go to federal court and sue they're going to base it on federal not state law. They'll look at state law, but you're gonNA federal judges who you can't hold accountable twist Georgia. Law. We seem to these democratic parties do this with Georgia's election coat. So I support the amendment because I think you should be able to file a lawsuit in the state of Georgia in a Georgia court to stop the state of Georgia from infringing your constitutional rights under the State Constitution you can't do that right now and this will remedy that. So yes, vote yes on this. The last one is the referendum in it is weirdly worded and people don't understand it. Let me. I do this. The state of Georgia if it wants to make changes to the tax code that gives certain benefits to groups, demographic groups, charities, and the like has to have voter permission to do so you've gotTa, you've got to put a referendum on the ballot and you've got to have the voters approved giving tax break. And this tax break applies in a very limited basis, but it's one that has hurt of both poor Georgians and Georgia nonprofits at Georgia to my knowledge is the only state with this quirk in the tax law. Under Georgia Law if you're a nonprofit. In you repair or build houses for poor families, you're obligated to a property taxes on the property even though your charity. You have to pay property taxes because you intend to sell it to someone or give it to someone you're not keeping the property. and. Since you're not keeping the property in your name, you will property taxes on it. The problem is that drives up the cost for nonprofits in Georgia to rehabilitate or build new houses for poor people. Now, they're not giving these houses to poor people who can't afford the property taxes. They do vet the people they do know what they're doing whether you're habitat for humanity or local church group building a house for poor family you do verify that they're qualified by qualified they have enough income that they can maintain their property pay-back, the mortgage, and pay the property taxes and the way that these nonprofits churches that do this enjoyed a structure it is and the way that this constitutional referendum requires is. Win they wind someone buys a House from the nonprofit. Let's use habitat for humanity. They're the most common. You buy the house from Habitat for humanity and habitat for humanity gives you a little. That has zero interest. So all you're doing his pain back overtime, the out of pocket costs of habitat for humanity. Under current Georgia, law, Habitat for humanity has to pay taxes all of it. If you vote yes. On the referendum habitat for humanity in your local church group will not have to pay taxes they should not pay taxes they're they're. Giving a benefit to the state by creating a new tax payer. WHO. will pay property taxes they should not be punished for helping the state, create new tax payers and also providing affordable housing to poor people who can make their mortgage payment and make their tax payment. You should absolutely vote yes. On the referendum absolutely should vote yes. On it. Now, if you want to understand this in in greater detail I've written about it text the word data two three. Three seven seven seven text, the word data two, three, three, seven, seven, seven it is in a form that you can share with your friends and Family Uber on facebook social media. What have you I just want you to understand what you're voting for but please vote yes. On both of the amendments and the referendum there. No brainers they make a lot of sense I. Hope you'll do it.

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S10 EP101: Genderless Bathrooms to Fight Crime

"Everything i was going to start the show with kind of scrambled now because of the united states supreme court we have major supreme court decisions and we need to delve into those supreme court decisions. They're not what people were expecting on either side of the aisle. And this really goes to show you that the idea that a six three conservative majority of this report will just give conservatives. Big wins is nonsense. When republicans rushed. Amy tony barrett through the supreme court nomination process democrats including comma harris and joe biden. Claimed that she would be the seventh votes to get rid. Are the sixth vote to get rid of obamacare any bear it actually cited with the liberals on the gortat will actually everybody on the court except to and throughout texas versus california texas versus california was the big supreme court case filed by texas essentially argued that since the individual mandate was the cornerstone by which obamacare was upheld and the congress has gutted it to render it meaningless. That obamacare itself false. The court took care to say they were not making a decision. On the merits of the legality of obamacare. They were making a decision. On the merits of standing and texas did not have the standing to bring the lawsuit now. It wasn't just amy to the liberals this was every member of the court except alito. And gorsuch so clarence thomas. Amy cody berit bread. Kavanagh and john roberts joined steven briar. Who wrote the decision. Elena kagan and sonia sotomayor to say that texas did not have standing. They they were not going to go. For a case that overthrew obamacare win there really was no standing on the issue there. You go That that's that's the case that everybody washington is beta digit do seven to upholding obamacare and really didn't pull on the the the practical effects they did but it was a standing issue. That texas really didn't have the ability to to do so They they didn't have the the stadi- the really big case is fulton vs city of philadelphia. This is a monumental case. Highlights why john roberts frustrates conservatives way more. So than the obamacare case this this case highlights why conservatives get really frustrated with john roberts who gave them exactly what they wanted without the doctrinal shift. They wanted so the the fulton vs city. Philadelphia is a bizarre kind of case. It's one that should have never made it into the court system We're in pride month now and there are a couple of things that you should be paid to do. This was a case That gay rights activists brought to punish christians for upholding their biblical sexual ethic catholic. Charities cannot adopt two singles or gay couples. It is the long standing tradition of the catholic church for two thousand years. Believe it or not that marriage is between a man and a woman and that a two parent. Heterosexual household is where children belong. You can disagree with that. I i'm not here to argue the merits of this with you. Don't hear me say arguing the merits on this. I'm just telling you what the catholic church beliefs whether you believe it or not. So the catholic church beliefs and consequently the catholic charitable organizations adhere to catholic biblical orthodoxy which is also christian biblical sexual orthodoxy. You got what to three billion christians on an four billion christians on planet earth and three point nine billion of them all believe the same thing i mean i guess if i am including episcopal in that number of not sure should but nonetheless you've got this idea That eat now on the left. That if you take any money for the government or you participate with the government you must abandon all of your beliefs for left wing doctrine. So the city of philadelphia told the catholic church. You can no longer help foster kids nor can you participate in adoptions in the city of philadelphia and the catholic church sued and said the first amendment gives us the free exercise of religion. We are exercising our religion. We should not be precluded for participating with the state when the constitution allows us to exercise their religion a nine to nothing supreme court. Nine zero agreed with catholics. Now here's the thing you need understand. There had been a massive amount of left wing hysteria that sam alito was gonna write the decision and it looks like there had to be so machinations behind the scenes given the way the case came down but the bottom line is that despite all of the hysteria from the left that the conservatives were going to get rid of employment versus smith smith decision. They did not. And we've got to touch on that here in a minute and i need to explain that when to you. But they didn't do that. They did however unanimously agree that there was a front to religion now. How did they do that. So there's this thing called strict. Scrutiny and strict scrutiny means that win the courts or the government when the government decides to impact your rights if their fundamental rights and the constitution strict scrutiny must be applied that means the government must have a compelling over overarching reason to impact your rights in essence the government can never reach the compelling decision. The there's never been a case where the government under the shirt shirt senate has been able to curtail your rights. Now the reality is that the first amendment is a more nuanced approach to the first amendment and some rights can be impacted with less than strict scrutiny. But in a situation like this the there's long-settled supreme court reasoning that if a government is allowed to pick and choose who can participate in a program and can set requirements but then waive those requirements for some. The government will be under strict scrutiny for when it decides to wave the requirements for some another's in this case. The city of philadelphia said the catholic. Church must surrender is biblical two thousand year old sexual orthodoxy in order to participate in foster care programs but allowed other groups to participate in foster care without adhering to all the requirements and so the sprinkler determined. It was in fact discrimination against a catholic group to allow other groups into the program without having to give up Things that otherwise would have put him in conflict with program but the catholics had to give up their religious doctrine. In order to participate. It's clear discrimation. And john roberts was able to write the decision and get a nine to nothing supreme court decision. No one saw a nine zero decision coming. No one on the left or the right. In fact the prevailing consensus among everyone is that it would be five four or six three decision in favor of catholic charities and it would strike down smith. John roberts was able to get the outcome. He wanted without striking down smith. Now we must discuss the smith case. You've got to understand what's at play here so that you can understand the future of where this goes and where the arguments are going to head when it comes to smith. The smith case is an employment discrimination case of from the nineteen ninety s and the smith case was written. I believe by justice. Scalia and essentially what it held was that if the government has a neutral rule that applies to everyone even though it conflicts with religious doctrine or imposes an undue burden on a religion. The religion must adhere to the neutral rule. I'm pulling up this decision again. This is from the yeah. From the supreme court it was decided in nineteen ninety. it was decided by the ringquist court and The i believe The decision Yes incidence clearer decision. This is the decision Antonin scalia later regretted writing. Essentially he said that the court never held in an individual's religious beliefs. Excuse him from compliance with an otherwise valid law prohibiting conduct that governments regulate allowing exceptions every state law regulation affecting religion would open the prospect of constitutionally required exemptions from civic obligations of almost every conceivable kind for example compulsory military service payment of taxes vaccination requirements child neglect laws etc. That was from one thousand nine hundred and ever since the left has used the smith decision to impose more restrictions on religious people in the government sector. So if you engage with the government and your religious you have to give up portions of your religious beliefs And christians have long agitated that something needs to happen with this case. Sam alito today in the fulton gays. Basically said it's time to overrule smith amy coney barrett. Interestingly enough along with steven briar of the left and br cavill argue that. Yeah we gotta do something smith but we can't get rid of it. We need to modify it here. Here's what any effort road and again justice briar of the left agreed with them. I'm skeptical about swapping smith categorical. Antidiscrimination approach for an equally categorical. Concurring strict scrutiny regime particularly when this court's resolution of conflicts between generally applicable laws. And other first amendment rights like speech and assembly have been much more nuanced in other words. Amy cody barrett and bread. Kavanagh and sam alito. And you'll gorsuch and clarence thomas what to get rid of the smith decision. The question is how to get rid of it. Thomas and alito and gorsuch. It's just want to throw out the decision altogether coney barrett and cavanaugh and briar. Don't wanna throw it all together but what to be more nuanced with it so for those of you who are confused by everything. I've sit here. Let me give you a more general synopsis. Because i don't want to overwhelm you with the vision but it's a really big freaking deal a nine to nothing. Supreme court today said that states cannot discriminate against christian adoption agencies. Who want to participate in foster care. That's a really big decision. Everyone from sonia sotomayor or to clarence. Thomas agreed with this decision. The case though settles it for catholic charities in philadelphia but also opens a bag of the future. How do you guide this forward. Sam alito said. The opinion today might as well have been written on the magic disappearance paper from a magic shop. Because unless you deal with smith these cases are going to still come up and thus we have to deal with. Smith smith says the government if it passes a law that is generally applicable can on religious people even if it forces them to give up their deeply religious leafs a majority of the supreme court. Today says it's time for them to go away but we don't have the for how to do it. So this issue still going to be coming up and thankfully a majority of the court is headed in the right direction with this. This is a monumental case to the supreme court today. now it's where monumental than the texas california case again in the texas california case the supreme court throughout the texas lawsuit over obamacare but did so on standing routes not on the merits of the underlying gates frustrates a lot of conservatives but it was notable only gorsuch alito. Wanted to hear the case. Even clarence thomas supported throwing the case out. So there's still a fight to be had there. But the fulton case nobody saw a nine zero decision coming now. Here's the other side of this. Everyone expected sam alito to write this case. John roberts has a lot of faults. But what are the geniuses of john. Roberts is a master manipulator of the supreme court rules roberts gets to decide who writes decisions and there are a hell of a lot of people smarter than me out there today who have read through this. A hundred. Some odd page decision with all the curses. There are a lot of people who've digested and said you really strongly get the sense that john roberts wrote a very narrow decision and essentially told the supreme court. If you don't go along with me on this sam alito is going to write it and you're gonna have held pay. Because he's gonna. Throughout smith essentially roberts told left either. We have a unanimous decision to support catholic charities in america who've been doing this for over one hundred years or i'm going to let sam alito right. The majority opinion. And y'all are going to get anything. Roberts was able to cobble together. This nine zero decision by threatening the left with sam alito and it worked it seems very clear to my reading in the ren- of a whole lot of people way smarter than me That sam alito has the votes to get rid of smith and it was by john roberts gracie manipulated a nine to nothing decision to give everybody on the right what they wanted without shifting doctrines so that the left couldn't sign onto it he just got the liberals on the supreme court to agree. You cannot discriminate against christian adoption agencies in this country. I'll take that win and so should you. The phone lines are open If you're just tuning in the supreme court monumental nine zero decision support a catholic charities now we've got to be somewhat nuanced there This case really only impacts catholic charities in philadelphia it does not actually impact anything else. In america it will clearly be read though as the court intends to expand religious protections in this country and it comes on the heels of more persecution. Against jack phillips. And i'm going to have to shake up the whole show here. Because i was going to deal with jack phillips the next hour but i think it's relevant for me to deal with jack phillips now Here in this hour. If you're unfamiliar with jack phillips. He's a baker Conservatives these days often used the phrase bake the cake. Bigot that The left wants all sorts of protections for people within once. Chris debate cakes. You're honest to goodness. We are at the point of this country where christians who provide and services are the one group who you can force to do anything in this country you cannot force a black person to bake a cake for the kkk. You cannot force a gay person to make a cake for the westboro baptist church but you can force a christian to bake a transgender Ceremony cake or gay marriage again. Wedding cake i is that phrase not stupid agape what exactly is a gay wedding gig. It rainbow-coloured i mean. Come on a gay wedding cake. That just sounds dumb. A cake for a gay marriage. Gay wedding i just. But i mean that's essentially what would happen with phillips is he was forced to do it and the supreme court said no. He's not because you called him. A nazi the the cal. The colorado civil rights commission said that jack phillips not willing to bake cakes for people. he disagreed with was amount to him. Be amounted to nazi. No i'm not actually making it up. They actually did it. And that's why they lost the case. Well now he's being persecuted again. A transgender activists watts jack phillips to make a sex-change ceremony cake and he refused to that. There are some nuances in this case in people have questions about it. I wanna take those phone calls as well. Eight seven seven nine seven zero eight seven seven nine seven three seven four to five jack phillips one of the most persecuted men in america headed back to court and lost a big decision in colorado. Yesterday you actually do need to understand what's happening to this guy. And why i think he's probably gonna get a big victory for religious liberty in. The supreme court has resulted busy with all the supreme court stuff and i got so much other stuff i wanted to talk about what the supreme court stuff is really big stuff and i got calls on it. Let's go to susan susan. You're going to be up. I welcome hi. Thanks for taking my call. And congratulations on your syndication. That's just fabulous. Thank you yeah How would what would the mechanics be you know. Legal path b If this Adoption agency case was as you were targeting. Our standing to people like the bakery shop or a wedding plan or something like fast As far as gay couples go. How did that turn. How would that go to get that. So yeah the kids. Liden smith decision and from the the night from nine hundred ninety that scalia wrote in the smith decision as been the impediment for a lot of these situations. Let let me explain again. The smith decision the smith decisions said in one thousand nine hundred ninety that if the government has a rational basis for an acting a law even if it impinges on deeply held religious beliefs. Those who have those religious beliefs have to adhere to the law targets. Religious people would be unconstitutional but if it's generally applicable to everyone then the religious people have to have to fold up their religious beliefs and follow the wall. This is the case that has been used to go after christian bakers and photographers enforced and like after legalization of gay marriage in the overfilled decision. So essentially government says you can't discriminate and then the government says gay marriages the law of the land so christian baker says well. I'm religious. Marriage has to be between man woman. That's deeply religious belief. I shouldn't have to provide goods and services and the court say well this nondiscrimination provisions africa to everyone. It's not just targeting you therefore you must give up. Your deeply held religious belief in go along and and that's how they begun the persecution of christian businesses in this country now the left and progressive christians as not persecution. Because they're not losing their life. But you know. I've got a seminary professor who once said that if you're a christian you're going to be persecuted and if you've never been persecuted you're probably not actually a christian. Think about that one for a minute. Now this gets to the jack phillips case. Jack phillips has a bakery in denver colorado within a mile of jack phillips bakery there are a dozen bakeries within a one mile radius of jack phillips bakery. There are a dozen bakeries. Jack phillips is a world renown cake artist. He makes elaborate masterful creations. Jack phillips will not bake cakes for halloween. Because jack phillips believes halloween is a pagan holiday. Jack phillips will not bake cakes for second marriages if he knows. The marriage is the product of a divorce. You'll bake a cake for a marriage if he finds out it's a second marriage Because of a divorce he'll decline the contract refund the money because why jack phillips is a christian who believes divorces bake cakes for straight people getting a second marriage after divorce. Jack phillips also did not want to bake a cake for a gay marriage And was sued because of it in the colorado civil rights commission find jack phillips and ordered him either. Baked the cake or shut down his business and they call him a nazi they said he was a nazi for refusing to do. This study was nazi-like behavior. The case to the supreme court of the supreme court said it was impossible for jack phillips to have gotten a fair decision from the colorado's civil rights commission if these people were calling him a nazi therefore leave him alone when the decision came out a transgender activist and lawyer showed up at phillips place. Demanding jackson's bake a cake for a transitioning ceremony. And jack phillips said no God makes us male and female. We don't get to pick for ourselves. He's not gonna do it so the transgender activists clearly willfully targeting jack phillips Sent it to court. And yesterday a court ruled against jack phillips untold bake the cake big or shutdown. So this case will find its way back into federal courts head up to the supreme court over a number of years. Jack phillips fighting the alliance defending freedom group that i have long supported. It has jack phillips back. And i suspect that where we're headed is that jack phillips is gonna win in the supreme court and his may be the case that ends the smith decision. Now there's something you need to understand here what. My actual theory is of. What's going to happen. Is that the gay rights. Activists are going to abandon this case and walk away the reason i believe that they're going to abandon the case and walk away and leave jack. Phillips loan is because there is very clearly at least five members of the supreme court based on this catholic charities versus fulton vs city philadelphia. Case there are at least five members who are willing to curtail smitheram six. Because steven briar. Id join amy. Coney barrett's her concurrence. Let me read you. he this is. The process is the paragraph that briar would not sign onto any conybeare with brett capital. Wrote this in employment. Division department of human resources of oregon versus myth this court held at a neutral generally applicable law typically does not violate the free exercise clause no matter how severely that law burdens religious exercise. Petitioners scholars and justices of. This court have made serious arguments. That smith ought to be overruled while history looms large in this debate. I find the historical record. More silent then supportive on the question whether the founding generation understood the first amendment to require religious exemptions from generally applicable rules in at least some circumstances in my view the textual and structural arguments against smith are more compelling as a matter of text and structure. It is difficult to see why the free exercise clause among the first amendment freedoms offers. nothing more than protection from discrimination. This gets into riffa and you need to understand this point The reason riffa is passed. The religion restoration act is because every violation of the first amendment. There are five of the free exercise clause. The establishment caused the freedom of speech the freedom of press and the freedom of assembly. Those are the fi- parts of the first amendment and four of those five parts. Say that if the government tries to curtail your rights. Strict scrutiny applies antonin. Scalia wrote the case that said on their the the first provision. The first amendment is the right to free. Exercise of religion in strict. Scrutiny doesn't apply unless there's discrimination so again this is amy colbert in my view. The textual and structural arguments against myth are compelling as a matter of text and structure. It is difficult to see. Why the free exercise clause loan among the freedoms offers nothing more than protection from discrimination. So she saying smith's got a change. Not smith's gotta go away antonin. Scalia wants to get. I'm sorry insulating Sam alito wants to get rid of smith altogether bear. It very clearly wants to curtail it to gut it. This is what just briar signed on to. He didn't go along with that paragraph but he went along with this paragraph the prevailing assumption seems to be the strict scrutiny would apply whenever neutral and applicability a generally apple law burdens religious exercise. But i'm skeptical. Skeptical about swapping smith's categorical. Antidiscrimination approach for an equally categorical strict scrutiny regime particularly when the court's resolution of conflicts between generally applicable laws and other first amendment rights like speech and assembly have been much more nuanced. There would be a number of issues to work through. Smith were overruled to name. A few should entities like catholic social services. Which is an arm of the catholic church be treated differently than individuals. Should there be distinction between indirect and direct burdens on religious exercise. What form of scrutiny should apply and if the answer is strict scrutiny would pre smith cases rejecting exercise challenges to guard variety laws. Come out the same way. We need not wrestle with these questions. In this case though because the same standards apply regardless whether smith stays or goes a long standing tenant of our free exercise jurisprudence when that predates survives. The smith decision is that a law. Burdening religious exercise must satisfy strict scrutiny if it gives government officials discretion to grant individualized exemptions as the court's opinion. Today explains the government contracting issue provides for individual individualized exemptions from its nondiscrimination rule. Thus triggering strict scrutiny. I see no reason overrule or decide smith today. So even justice. Briar is signing onto a position. Saying smith may need to change if they change. Smith that's gonna do nothing. But help jack villains because right now jack the position of colorado and gay rights organizations that the baker in colorado jack phillips must bake the cake. You bigot no exception for your religion. It seems pretty clear that we in every other group in this country gets to say. Hey this offends me. I'm not gonna provide goods and services to you that the christian should also fall into that category again If you with into a black person's bakery and said. I want you to bake a cake for the ku klux klan party. The black baker could say no and would have the court on his side. And if you went into the gay bakers bakery and said bake me a cake for the westboro baptist. Church's celebration next week. The gay baker could say no so. Why then can't the christian baker. When you go in and say i wilfully targeting new and i want to force you to bake me a cake for my gender transition. Why can't the christians say then my suspicion and i do wonder if the supreme court will come back and say hey. In these cases against jack phillips it is very clear. He's being willfully and maliciously targeted in. Maybe that will be persuasive. I suspect will. Which is why i suspect. A lot of the stuff is going to go away You know in new york. New york had a gun rights case and the new york city decided to abandon their law when the supreme court took the case in new york argued that well now that we've abandoned the law that we know you were going to strike down the case is moot because we don't have the law anymore in the supreme court actually said no actually actually no. We're we're we're going to continue to hear this case. And but i suspect we're going to see a lot of these gay rights activist groups that are persecuting christian organizations in the country start abandoning their cases. Wilders six three supreme court maybe it'll come back later It genuinely though seems to me. We're going to see jack phillips this case advance and it seems to me that we are. We have a supreme court majority that is going to allow christian some latitude to live out their faith because he had this is. This is bigger than just baking cakes for gay marriages or forcing christians to celebrate gender transition. This is also about abortion. At the end of the day you will recall the hobby lobby case. And the little sisters of the poor cases where the obama administration and now the the ministry is back at it trying to force christian organizations to pay for abortion and. It's not just christian charitable organizations. It's small businesses that are run by christian families that want to advance their christian values through their business like for example hobby lobby in kosovo wagon the two cases that where which the supreme court to force them to pay for abortion. They were small business. They weren't publicly traded. They were privately held businesses with christian families who believed that they were glorifying. God through the word. Christians of something called the doctrine vocation and the doctor vocations as your to glorify god in every single thing. You do like i. As a radio host am supposed to glorify god in being a good radio show host. This gets to martin. Luther king junior speech about the street sweeper regardless of what you do the very best added it makes scott happy. If you're a street sweeper be the very best street sweeper that ever was and god and all the angels look down and say. There's the greatest street. Sweeper that ever was as the doctrine of vocation and christians because it's deeply deeply-held christian belief shared across all denominations of christianity catholic orthodox protestant have this christian doctrine of vocation that they should then be allowed to apply to their small businesses now a publicly traded company. They should be able to be christian. Their business of that means they shouldn't have to sell pornography well in order to sell pornography. They should have sell drugs. They don't wanna sell drugs. They shouldn't have to make a cake for gay wedding or celebrate transgenderism pay for abortion and the issue here is in the free market. You should be able to say okay. Like with jack phillips within a mile of your shop there are literally one dozen bakeries. I can pick from and one of those will. And that's what. The supreme court essentially said about catholic charities today that catholic charities is not depriving anyone of being able to adopt or foster if a gay couple with two catholic charities philadelphia and said we would like to adopt through catholic charities. Would say here's a list of everyone else philadelphia. You can go to. We'll call them and tell them you're coming and they can do it for you. But here's the other notable act in fulton vs civility. This is the catholic charities case no gay couple. No gay person complained about catholic charities. None of them did the city of did it on their own. Though win complained the city of philadelphia. Did it all on their own today. Nine to nothing. The supreme court said nothing doing a lido barrett brier gorsuch cavenaugh and thomas are all on record today saying smith has to be changed that six members of the supreme court one of them the senior liberal on the supreme court If a conservative group can provide a nuanced rule so alito and thomas gorsuch are of the position that smith needs to be overruled the problem that barrett and cavill point out. Is that if you do that. Then every single person you. The supreme court's not allowed to determine what you're deeply held religious belief is that's well settled doctrine going back to the founding of the republic so You don't wanna work on on saturday. Well that's my deeply religious belief. I can't be discriminated against. You don't wanna vaccinate your kids go to public school. That's deeply held religious belief. You believe that you should be able to drink on the job. It's a deeply held religious belief. You believe that you should be able to fire gunshots into the air. That's a deeply held religious belief There are problems there With the conservative approach to just gutting smith that and cavill and briar. They don't want to go down there. So you've got you've got a lido gorsuch. And thomas ready to get rid of the smith case all together and say that religious groups should be able to claim deeply religious beliefs exemption to pretty much any law cavenaugh barrett and briar. And i suspect the chief justice or of the position that we need a more nuanced rule. So we're not having these fights constantly either way smith dies and that's a really big deal so this decision in of itself the aclu. Interestingly enough is spinning this And the spitting this very very hard. That this is not really a big deal that it's it's very very Very very nuanced doesn't really give anybody a big win and actually it actually gives conservatives the sidewalk pathway paved path to a massive win in the future with a probably a six three decision if not a A seven two decision of briar sticks. Around because brier clearly is signaling. He thinks they're changed now. The question is does brier leave. The the term is almost over. The left is pushing to get him out of the way now. I wonder his concurrence with barrett. Does he want to be part of the conversation on how to change smith. I suspect he might in. That might be a signal stick around. We'll find out in a couple of weeks whether or not he's gonna retire when we come back. We gotta get into the crimewave because the mayor of the city of atlanta as come up with a massively ingenious solution to solving the crime problem in atlanta coming to your state suit the mayor of atlanta has come up with an ingenious way to fight a crime wave. The mayor of the city of atlanta has had to do something scott got to be something done about the crime. Wave of for those of you. Who live outside of the atlanta area. I'm broadcasting my flagship station as. Wsb radio the blowtorch of the south in atlanta georgia. What are the biggest stations on planet. Earth you know on their emc goal in the wintertime. they stretch all the way around the world. I've gotten i've gotten Emails and letters from people in finland and south america. It's fanta or south africa. It's fantastic and atlanta is an crimewave like so many cities in america are and the mayor of atlanta has come up with an ingenious way to solve the there. Were a lot of people who thought Kisha crimewave bottoms had given up. There are a lot of people who thought the mayor of atlanta had no solutions in fact the mayor of atlanta much like the mayor of new york. Bill de blasio actually released did an all call and said hey I'm taking ideas. I would love to have your ideas on how to fix the city's crime wave and she has come up with a big deal the mayor of the city of atlanta is single handedly solving the crime problem. She has signed an administrative order. Designating over one hundred city owned restrooms as gender neutral. That's right hundred city owned restrooms. Now it doesn't matter what your gender is. You can use those bathrooms if you've got a peace standing or sitting you know the problem with gender neutral. Restrooms is that It's a war on women because Men in their aim. Are you going to force them to sit to p. I mean we got enough piece. Squatters out there we we. We need fewer squatters and that apparently is is the way that he chalance bottoms has to solve. The problem is is. She's going to focus on gender neutral bathrooms. The comments by the way are hysterical. to this instagram piece How about fixing the lawless. Atlanta's that are worried about a damn bathroom. You're at bombing asian We can't p when we're dead. Does it matter what bathroom you use if you're gonna get robbed or shot when you come out. Glad you don't get some more officer girl if you don't get officers patrol these gas stations and major areas. I roll how. 'bout you focus on the crime rate. What about the crime rate and on audit goes is. I don't care where i p when i'm dead. That's right friends this is. This is her major decision. She's going to do a gender neutral bathrooms. Now it's actually it single stall restrooms so if it's a restaurant which is one toilet it can now be gender-neutral. There won't be male female designation so it's really not that big of a deal but this is this. Is her her solution to deal with things. I just you know we. We need some real men out there to actually solve the problems around here in instead of all the the the feminine piece waters. I'm a man and as a man. I know what men do. Men fix things like cars or the veterans administration men take action like when to defend a friend or tell russia enough is enough men. Make decisions like when you take out the trash or fire someone at the irs. Real men lead. they don't dither. You know what men don't do sit down to you. Heard me more. And more of these hand wringing feminine squatters are being put in positions of power and as a man man who stands when. Ps is ever-growing epidemic needs to be addressed. You know willie nelson once wrote mama. Don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys but folks here to say don't let your boys grow up to be men sit down to pee is those are real men. They're liberal liberals closely ma. Don't live bro to be a hand sedan to I needed opportunity to play. that seriously. gentlemen would you go to the gender neutral bathrooms. Please mind your aim and then go to the gun range in practice your aim. Because you're going to take your self-defense. Into your hands since the mayor of atlanta's much more focused on gender neutral restrooms. It's ridiculous you know. What else is ridiculous out there. Victoria secret has forgotten what her secret is. Now going to let the ugly takeover. I'm sorry they will. That'd get me i just. I this insufferable. Victoria's secret marketing is about to look different. The embattled lingerie brand announced a new marketing direction on wednesday featuring a group of faces intended to move beyond its angel models. What are those is going to be. Megan reform the soccer player with the pinkish purple hair. The insufferable woman. Who's just super preachy. My goodness gracious. That may sound like a surprise for those who were familiar with both report on one of the most progressive voices in sports and victoria secret which is long drawn criticism for narrow reinforcement. Women's beauty standards. But it's a reflective of the change needed for a brand that has seen its market share sync for years. It's been a long time coming. The feminists are happy though. My goodness this gives you an idea. Megan repulsed said bluntly patriarchal sexist viewing not just. What is meant to be sexy. But what the clothes are trying to accomplish. The rahmael lynn's and through what men desire and it was very much marketed towards younger women Whereas really harmful good lord I'm perfectly happy for victoria. Secret now to go bankrupt and go away What useful useful idiots for the walks. It's embarrassing that they would use particularly. I just find. Megan reported to be just a insufferable progressive who corporations now higher. It's like she's a shakedown artist. They put her on the payroll and reflect criticism from the woke against these brands while hurling invective and criticism against anyone who disagrees with her Victoria secrets will soon be out of business. If you own stock in the company you probably want to sell a good grief. What a terrible decision. Sure the phones we go tony. You're going to be up next. Welcome could afternoon eric. Quick question gloria. I'm i'm fascinated by the supreme court decision today and i think back just you know a few short years. How the left was losing their mind. Because all of trump's appointees were just going to change the shape of the supreme court forever and it hasn't turned out that way. And i'd like to get your thoughts on that subjects. I at this point really do. The left is fundraising off. This sort of historical nonsense means seven to two today including amy cody barrett who calmly harrison and the senators democratic senators said would overturn obamacare They threw out a challenge to obamacare in coney barrett brad kavanagh clarence thomas. John roberts joined the left on the supreme court and saved obamacare yet again. Now they did so on standing grounds a technicality grounds basically saying texas head. No right to bring this lawsuit. An individual could texas. Couldn't sam lee live on. Fire had had a a compelling descent. But it's it's it's it is what it is at this point. Supreme court ruled that. They they are they deal with cases not causes and i do think the left though they like to fundraise off this because here's part of the issue The left has seen how these supreme court issue galvanizes the right donald trump in arguably got votes in two thousand sixteen over the supreme court issue of who would fill anton's glee seat on the court he in arguably got votes because of that that helped donald trump win in twenty sixteen. The left has never been as galvanized by supreme court. Fights and supreme court appointments and so left wing activists realize they've got to figure this out left wing. Activists have realized they have got to find a way to this issue and fire of left if nothing else fundraise off of it and bring in some dollars so now the left. Along with the media the media by the way Working complicity with the left on this fund raises off of the supreme court He fund raises desperately or they do to try to get left wing agitation on this report and it really hasn't worked. The the left has never really been galvanized by the horses. You know maybe they will over time with a six three purported conservative majority but what what is it getting them. It has saved them obamacare. And it's gotten them a nine to nothing decision on the catholic charities case and in fact the catholic charities case is far more broad and expansive than what the left would have you believe the aclu and gay rights organizations. This afternoon are actually out saying. Hey this really isn't a major decision. It's not really a big deal in only applies to catholic charities. It's just not something that i think people who take issue but that's actually not really true. We you look at what the the case actually did There is a great thread Let me let me find this threat. I just saw it on twitter by one of the lawyers who argued the catholic charities case in the supreme court on what the decision has and says it's way more substantive than a lot of people are claiming. It actually does it deal more than what people are saying now. I can't find it but the bottom line is that The court essentially unanimously nine zero. Said that there's got to be a higher standard for discriminating against religious people. You can't say this laws generally appaled everyone And therefore the religious people have to adhere to it. now you've got to have a higher standard. It's an incremental increase. So this is good news for a religious people. Good news continues a trend in the supreme court over the last two decades since the smith decision to actually swing the pendulum in the other direction and give religious liberties greater protection. Under the free exercise clause of the first amendment. The smith decision was the nadir the smith decision was was the greatest curtailment of religious liberty and ever since the courts been willing to incrementally give back religious liberty protection to people and this case continues down that path and also signals very clearly that they're not done down the path that they're gonna continue to go forward and so i suspect we're going to see a lot of progressive groups all of a sudden. Take it easy on on christian organizations and not pursue them because there is clearly a majority on the supreme court willing to give expansive protections to religious groups and not just religious groups religious small business owners to the key target of persecution in this country for left wing activists just been overturned by listener. Jr that victoria secret now has a trench gender model. Y'all idle wanna know what his secret is i. I'm sorry but there are. There are some things that are best left untouched and kept private and the private parts of some dude who is now a transgender model for. I i got a bridge too far from me. I'm sorry i'm sorry at at attack me all you want. But i'm i'm sorry that no no no no no no no no all right. We must move on texas has passed constitutional. Carry for those of you who are unfamiliar with constitutional carry constitutional carry. Is that if you are. Legally allowed to buy a firearm. You can carry it wherever you want without additional permission. I have unfortunately let let pass. Lips expire my Concealed carry permit. And i gotta get it reviewed in. I'm past the deadline for renewal. I've got gotta go through the fingerprint process and all that crap again in georgia. Why is it georgia passing constitutional. Carry if you've got legal permission to buy a firearm you have gone through the check and contrary to what liberals say you actually do go through background. Check it even at at gun shows the whole gun show. Loophole is a bunch of bs. You go through a background check. I have never not been through background. Check including at a gun. Show where i purchase firearm. You go through the background check. I was gifted a gun and to get it. I had to go through the background check when it was transferred to me and show. Why can't i carry the jaw. I've got an awesome concealed. Carry firearm as well. So there's a company Acworth georgia called true precision. Fact i've got there at their camp right here. I i wear their cap all the time. i i love this company. True precision they used to sponsor the board of the donating were large part because they they they did so much business there and you know it's hard to find gun parts right now. They haven't been able to take But true precision makes parts for your guns. And i work with him on a custom glock and it is awesome. It's a glock forty three x which is a nine millimeter and it small. I'm a sizable person. I don't like carrying guns around with me In large part. Because i'm a sizable guy. I'm working on the whole weight loss stuff but that gone i can carry it and it is. It's awesome and it's got a camel pattern on this l. Man is an amazing They're such good guys and they do such good awesome work. And my god i love. It is my favorite guy. I've got a bunch of guns My wife has tattoos. My wife is is awesome. She has tattoos and rides a harley. My wife has more guns than me. My wife does three gun competition where you shoot the rifle the shotgun and the pistol. Yes she does and she's good. She scares me. Let's just be honest here. I couldn't get a divorce. Because i would be dead as she. My wife's got. I don't wanna divorce. Don't get me wrong. But i mean she scares me. She keeps back a quick creed in the garage. And says if i've run for office again We're have beautiful roses in the backyard on top of some submit on top of me. My wife scares me but nonetheless. My wife has A massive gun collection. And i keep by my wife says when you get a tattoo you then get other tattoos that oh no person ever gets tattoo. They ultimately keep getting tattoos And and i feel the same with guns. Buy one gun. Then you've got gotta get a second gun because the first guns gonna be lonely well Then you need to buy a third gun but you know Having three in a room is not good. At it makes disruptive companies you need a fourth gun to balance it out and and will they need long gun long barrel guns george guns. I don't know why. I can't concentrate gary in my state other than the speaker of the house george. David rawson is adamantly opposed. He won't let it through the house. Representatives he needs to be beaten. I guess in order to get a constitutional carry through. But i think georgia should have constitutional carry. I just don't understand why we can't legally allowed to buy guns. We've gone through the whole background. Check why do i have to go get a whole fricking new permit to be able to conceal. Carry my gun. I should just be allowed to have on the gun. Owner texas has done it every other state should do it. In fact the federal government should do it should be the law of the land. You've got a second amendment right a little bit when it comes to the second amendment. Now when we move on i gotta move on where there's other stuff to cover We gotta talk about the slobber fest. My goodness gracious. it is near pornographic The way the media is covering joe biden and we must endeavor to talk about all of that including biden's attack on kaitlan collins juneteenth The president is signing today. They say congress you get nothing done. Congress has agreed the senate unanimously. The house overwhelmingly has agreed to adopt a new federal holiday. Juneteenth which is june nineteenth. And i don't understand. There's some people on the right who are upset about this. How how the heck are you opposed to a new federal authority. I remember chris. Rock used to have the stand up routine. It was a it was back in the day. Chris rock the black comedian. Used to say couldn't understand The people of the kkk being opposed a mlk day That if you gave him a ku klux klan day if it meant he didn't have to go work he'd be glad to celebrate it. I just don't understand anyone. Beat opposed to juneteenth as a federal holiday a nationwide holiday by the way the president coming back from europe has he signing the law. Today it will go into effect immediately so it will become a federal holiday tomorrow because it celebrated on a saturday. June nineteenth is the day of the federal employees was celebrated on friday. See your mail may not now be delivered on friday as result although since they work on saturday. Probably they'll celebrate it on saturday night. Friday rest of the federal government though Is going to be close tomorrow. Now because a juneteenth. Charlie kirk is out Upset about juneteenth a doesn't like juneteenth being a holiday. He says Lincoln new america's founding was july fourth. Seventeen seventy six new. That was the day are amazing. Nation made a step from ideal to reality. Juneteenth is a threat to the unity of july fourth. We now have to summer holidays and one of them based on race. Shame on the gop for supporting this. You know at some point being opposed to political correctness. I guess can break your brain there's trump derangement syndrome and there's i guess woke derangement syndrome as well. Not all things are woke. This is bipartisan. Abortion is actually a really big freaking deal. The reason june nineteenth and june teeth or so imported began as a holiday galveston texas In churches after the civil war and the nation is now embracing a texas holiday by bracing. Juneteenth we should be celebrating. The nation Incrementally becoming more and more like texas but more specifically lincoln signed the emancipation proclamation and it was years before the news made it to the frontier region of texas. Texas was the furthest confederate. Stay away from the union. The union had minimal presence there and the slaves stayed enslaved in texas well after the emancipation proclamation. Because ever told him about the spatial proclamation. And whether you like it or not. And i've got friends who would argue that The civil war is not about slavery. They're technically correct. That in the beginning it was not about slavery. Lincoln masterfully as a pr. Effort rallied the union against slavery as a way to solidify the union and forestall any nations coming to the confederate side. Great britain was rumored to be coming to their side. Britain had outlawed slavery. Though and lincoln a galvanized the world against slavery with the emancipation proclamation. That did not free. Slaves in union territory or indian territory but did free the slaves in confederate territory and it took a long time for the message to get to the slaves in galveston texas in parts of texas. And when they did they celebrated and within two years of the end of the civil war juneteenth was a regular celebration across texas in churches and its spread slowly through black communities across the south and got wider attention in the nation. It is a big big deal. We have independence day on july. Fourth is the independence day of this country and it is not going to be not celebrated but there's something to be said for celebrating the independence of a bunch of people who lived in slaved in this country and by the way it is hilarious to see democrats rushing to celebrate republicans freeing the slaves. I don't understand why any republican would be opposed to celebrating judea. It's a it's a big deal and and we should embrace juneteenth. Why the controversy. Here i honestly i. I don't get it. I some people just want to be opposed to it. Oh a biden the law. I don't wanna be credit. Therefore it's a terrible idea. No we get another day off work if your employers raised it like my employer braces it. I i i i get extra pay if i if i work on on a holiday i i get a bump up pay and if it's going to be celebrated on a friday i would do that like my office will celebrate july fourth on july fifth and i'll work on july fifth and hey i'll get electorate my paycheck that works for. Why can't you celebrated. Why can't people be happy. Why must everything be. If therefore i am against it. Some things are just good ideas. Essentially what what. The logic behind the people who were posted for it is if the democrats came out tomorrow against human trafficking. You apparently have a whole lot of republicans who want to traffic. Their kids i. I don't understand the nonsense goal of therefore it. I'm against it. If they're against it on for you know why don't you just think for a minute. Why don't you think in your own brain as opposed to see who's for or against something ask yourself. Do you think it's a good idea if you can't make up your mind if something is a good idea or not without knowing who's ford or who's against it. You're not really a thoughtful person. You are part of a heard. You are a follower not a leader. Everyone has the right to be a leader at least in their own mind. And you start by not figuring out your position based on who else war against something but on what you actually think about it. Based on the facts of the situation in your principles. I think juneteenth is a good idea. And i'm glad it's being signed into law. I'm glad it'll be a federal holiday. And i'm glad they didn't do one of the the proposed compromise israelis. We're going to get rid of a different federal holiday to add this federal holiday. Well they're not now. Juneteenth celebrates texas being redeemed from rebellion in slavery the final mopping-up of a costly war and bikes into the end of slave power. North america. My buddy neil. Stevens just tweeted that what's not to like. I agree the nation's becoming more like texas and that's a good thing now. The press corps is becoming more slobbery. I'm i'm i'm not surprised. I'm really not surprised. it doesn't it. It's kind of appalling to to see this but friends. We've got a totally engaged now in discuss the media and joe biden. That's right. I had to find some nineteen seventy style. Disco adult themed music. Why yes. that's the boogie nights soundtrack. Yes there's no better way to talk about the media's breathless love affair with jill biden than i mean it really is borderline pornographic the way their so. Joe biden snaps at kaitlan collins was very upset with kaitlan collins for asking him a question. His behavior. mr president was calm. I said i said let's go straight talk. I said well we'll cave. Behavior is the rest of the world relax. Severity diminishes the world. I'm not coughing. Suggest stating the fact his past and has not changed press conference after sitting several our denied any involvement in cybercash used to say a lesson new. Nick so how does that help a constructive. I don't understand that. So how did see it in react to by snapping at their star reporter by loving him even harder. Wealthy was clear when president biden was answering. Caitlyn's question every he's not confident at the behavior of president but one thing. He is confident in his new role on the world stage as he considers the last several days the last week indeed of traveling across europe really leading into this point. He is leaving his first foreign trip. Declaring it a success or at least on the pathway to it but the reality is as said himself we will not know exactly if it's a success for the next three months six months and beyond to see if russia changes its behavior. Wolf is quite striking to see the confidence in his approach in his tone as he really handles all of this. He did not go. Point-by-point rebutting everything that vitamin putin said there was a discussion among white house. Aides what he should talk about but in the end he ended up talking about this press conference essentially what he had planned to going into it. He certainly Was comfortable in that moment. Taking off his jacket Answering these questions from some top foreign policy reporters in the audience that he hasn't always call on wolf as we assess this trip. This is why joe biden ran for president this white he decided to come back into the arena to challenge former president donald trump because he wanted to strengthen the transatlantic alliance. He wanted to take america's democratic ideals abroad. David rim nick on morning. Joe i think joe biden set out to do certain things and did in a very immediate way which was to reestablish relationship with allies in europe that had been demeaned by four years of trump and then he went in front of the russian leader and he acted as an american president should listen clear messages national interests and so on and he behave as he should any in any real world. That would probably not be a headline said. Unfortunately the world in which we lived in the last five years under trump when we've had just debased relationships with a with our european allies. Yeah you get the salacious slobbering love affair with joe biden my goodness gracious in that clip. So david is from the new yorker they had on. What's his name Oh ho. Jon meacham jon meacham. And and he was just slobbery. No joe biden your stories. Oh the world is just so. I i mean the sweats from these people. You need an nc seventeen rating to watch the morning news now light like it didn't get passed by adult filter this morning. My kids couldn't watch. Cnn or msnbc was blocked out as being porno. It's just amazing. The the level of of slobbering infatuation these people have with. Joe biden is only a matter of time before some of these dudes on tv. Or offering to have. Joe biden's baby. I mean they are in love with. He can do no wrong. And it would he snaps. Can you imagine their reaction. If it was donald trump who had snapped it is snapped at her a reporter. I mean there would be nothing but nonstop e just evisceration of the president and the press for daring to snap it a reporter like that. Joe biden those like. Oh my gosh jovan. Can't you see how forceful he what he showed. Who's in charge. Daddy wears the pants. We love gatty wearing the pants. He's gonna stick it to putin just ridiculous but this is where we are with press coverage. 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But i into atlanta long-time all frequent. There's this thing you know in washington washington has one. It's called the beltway loops around washington. Atlanta has one is called the perimeter. you have it not it as you live inside the perimeter. Otp's you live outside the perimeter. Outside the perimeter as god's country inside the perimeter is is Call of duty warzone because kisha crimewave bottoms mayor inside the perimeter so the georgia department of transportation has embraced the texas department transportation's model of building toll roads which is outsourced to private companies. Give them fifty years of toll collection. It may be more expensive than the public toll. But if you do this you can build the toll roads faster to alleviate traffic more quickly now there are people i know who are opposed to toll roads because they believe they're called rich people as lexus lanes. That only rich people can afford them. But you know what it is. The rich people who wanna ride the toll lane to get to the office quicker who produced the money that pays for the roads. If the rich dude can afford the toll and you can't well suck it up. Let them get there quicker. They can pay for it. Let them adding a little bit of free market entrepreneurialism to to the road system is a bad idea because the other idea is the state does it. It takes twice as long as they don't do toll roads. Maybe it'll take three times as long because of budget issues because they can't offset costs and then the lanes still up immediately. The lanes just just fill up So we've got sal north and south of atlanta. Now there are toll roads and in the mornings they run towards atlanta and in the evening just like everyone else they run away from atlanta which i wish they would add additional late so you can always have them Going to and from atlanta with a twenty five around atlanta. They wanna do that. They wouldn't have toll lanes in both directions and they wanna let a private company do it and people are really upset about it. Now this comes from texas and pennsylvania's done this if you others Other states are considering north. Carolina's considering it Tennessee florida already has toll roads and they're considering more expansion I would like to see. So i actually live in macon georgia which is the middle of the state There is a. there's a road it's called the golden idol parkway that goes down to brunswick georgia where. I'm on a station down there. I gotta go down and see those find people but the goal parkway you could you could build a toll road there and make the autobahn have no speed limit. Because there's nothing down there except cows and alligators and you could shoot down this highway. It'd be down on the coast in a heartbeat. And you know if there's hurricane open it up and allow everybody to ride into the hell away from the coast. It just makes sense But left wing groups are really opposed to tolls. There really opposed to people who pay being able to pay a little more to get on these routes. I don't know why you can now. A lot of states have. Hov lanes high occupancy vehicle lanes my producer move down from montana to georgia and had never encountered hov lane before and couldn't understand why the idiots in atlanta weren't all driving this readily available lane of traffic until someone pointed out is gonna ticket for driving by himself in the hov lane as an aside. My kid i saw that sign and wanted to know why there was an hiv lane. I that's when we had to go getting glasses. But i just don't understand the opposition to toll roads build more of them build them everywhere. Build a tunnel under the city's let people get through real quick. Something's gotta be done with the traffic and it's not all putting us all in trains and buses and commuter nonsense that gets all sick. I'm glad to have you with. You can always go to. Aew dot com if you like and if you text the word show three three seven seven seven you email list and get the podcast leagues and all of that. We try to make it easy for you with texting. You'll actually got to have a serious conversation with you it actually. It's this is not even. I'm not even being like like Exaggerated this is actually serious conversation earlier this year. The state of georgia passed an election. Reform measure democrats around. The nation rallied to boycott georgia. Major league baseball moved. It's all star game after stacey abrams. I called for a boycott. And then said she didn't democratic activists sought to punish the state the president of the united states and the justice department said they would investigate the state of georgia. They wanted to punish the state of georgia for passing an election. Reform measure jury jurena. The election last year georgia and many other states used election drop boxes where people could drop off their absentee ballots. Now the law is that you can put an fc doubt in a mailbox even without a stamp the post office goes liver it but democrats may drop boxes a big thing. The drop boxes were part of the trump administration suggestions for ambling and election during the pandemic the department of homeland security put out the guidelines. The various state governors had issued executive orders to comply with federal rules and guidance for handling the election. The drop boxes were one so states did drop boxes. when the orders the gubernatorial emergency orders expired. The drop boxes would go away. There will be no drop boxes in georgia for the coming election except in its election. Reform package the state of georgia decided to legalize drop boxes. The dropbox have to be placed at boards of election. They have to be available for use nine to five weekdays. They have to be emptied at the end of each day. And they have to be monitored and two people have to empty them so that No one person could potentially engage in hanky-panky with the ballots. The state also insisted on nineteen days of early voting more than most states out there. Actually there's gonna be multiple saturdays and there's got to be one optional sunday for voting. The state of georgia also required a photo. Id for absentee ballots in the past. Absentee ballots in georgia were examined based on people signatures on the voter registration card and ballot in and they had to match the state expanded it to driver's license because some people registered to vote thirty four years ago and their signatures changed over time. So the option was you go with their most recent driver's licence signature. And that's not really good People change their signature. Some people i know willfully made their signatures not match at all in their. At ba- ballots were accepted. So the new rule is that you've got to have a photo. Id you put in your photo. Id number the state of georgia gives you a free photo. Id and you put that number on your absentee ballot. It has got a match. Go to your home address all that sort of stuff. That's what the state of georgia did. The state of georgia was denounced by democrats across the nation. The state of georgia was denounced by stacey abrams. The state of georgia was denounced by major corporations delta airlines among others denounce the state of georgia's election reform after delta had kept its mouth shot or had helped take out some provisions Delta was pressured and bullied by progressives to do something. Home depot is being boycotted by progressives or not being vocal enough. Even though they were vocal they weren't vocal enough. They didn't perform enough against the law. The democrats have been agitating now for something called the for the people act. In the united states congress it would be a massive takeover of federal elections. It would ban gerrymandering. It would require federal funding for candidates for office including late. Merger taylor green down in georgia. It would do a lot of things including curtailing the number of day. It would give the state of georgia less early voting days than the state of georgia. Currently has now. Here's a fact that has not gotten any mention georgia prior to its election. Reform law was on the institute for free elections Rate forty ninth the forty ninth toughest state to vote in. On the cost of voting index. After georgia's election reform was passed. It went to twenty fifth. It's the largest shift of any state in the cost of voting index. So in other words according to the cost of voting index. Georgia is now an easier state devoted than it was. But you wouldn't know that from the press. I focused on georgia. Not because i lived there. There's not a bias in me folks on it's it's the one that got so much attention. It's the one that causes major league baseball to pack up a game and move it somewhere else. It's the one that called for the boycott since the one that agitated the left. Well joe manchin has said he won't support the for the people like joe manchin. The senator west virginia has killed before the people act and today joe. Manchin offered a compromise proposal. Joe manchin offered a compromise proposal. And i want to play for you audio from stacey abrams. This is stacey. Abrams on cnn. This morning talking about joe mansions compromise that a compromise you can support absolutely what senator mansion is putting forward are some basic building blocks that we need to ensure that democracy is accessible no matter your geography and those provisions that he is setting forth are strong ones that will create a level playing field will create standards that do not vary from state to state and i think will ensure that every american has improved access to the right to vote despite the onslaught of state legislation seeking to restrict access to the right to vote. This is very notable she supporting joe mansions compromise. Because you do know what you'll mansions compromises. Joe mansion has taken georgia's election law that stacey abrams opposed and drafted his federal legislation. I'm not making that up joe. Mansions law would require. Id for voting including absentee ballots. Like georgia joe. Mansions law would require. Nineteen days of early voting. Just like georgia joe. Manchin would restrict drop boxes to boards of elections between the hours of nine to five. Just like georgia joe mansions compromise that stacey. Abrams says she supports is georgia's voting law that stacey abrams condemned and urged boycotts to but because joe mansions doing it in the senate. She's okay with it joe. Mansions law does do a couple of things. More expensive than georgia's law one of them is would require independent nonpartisan commission for gerrymandering. Now here's the rub. It's still not gonna pass. Joe mansions not going to be able to peel ten. Republicans away from mitch. Mcconnell mitch. mcconnell doesn't want it to pass because of the gerrymandering commission among other things so it's still not going to pass mansions providing a compromise where he could get some republicans but the republicans are going to kill it in joe manchin dirty said. He's not going to get rid of the filibuster. He's not even going to compromise on reform filibuster. But we get a lesson in hypocrisy here. Don't we joe. Manchin has taken georgia's law the law of the left excoriated and he's turned it into federal law and in so doing revealing the hypocrites the mansion. I'm reading now from neko. Nate cohen is right to the new york times. The mansion compromise has a very limited effect on georgia's laws. That's partly because neither. The mansion proposal directly tackled the election subversion claims that were most significant but overshadow the new georgia law but the mansion plan resembles the georgia system and more fundamental ways early voting. Id requirements no excuse. Absentee balloting dropbox regulations. Perhaps that's because georgia's voting law has long been a lot closer to the national average than the critics acknowledge. That's a writer for the new york times their political guy the new york times admitting that the media outrage over georgia's law was over hyped. They do it time and time again. In the media they pick up the democratic narrative and they run it as gospel truth and then the reality is that it's not actually true. It's not actually real. It's not actually a statement of fact. It's a narrative. Prepackaged democrats made easily digestible by dumb. Press that then pushes it out. Regurgitated us for the progressive activists. What george did wasn't bad. Georgia did was fairly mainstream. Would george did is now being embraced in many ways by joe mansion in stacey. Abrams is now embracing those very things. She condemned photo. Id for balaji georgia's timeframe for early voting. All of those things maybe perhaps the outrage was partisan all along now this federal law still not gonna pass the filibuster still going to remain he. But he's made a reasonable compromise. But what you might. What joe manchin has done. More than anything else is exposed the reich epoxy and flat out lying in both the press and among a lot of different including stacey. Abrams and that we can all thank him for this. Hour of the program is sponsored by first liberty building and loan. They can help you. If you are in charge of loans and finances for your business. You need a loan for your business. Six figures in higher. We're not talking small stuff. I liberty wants to help you get. Yes we're bank. Say no they make their own lending decisions. They've been doing since the nineties helping businesses nationwide go to first liberty g. a. dot com for more i liberty dot com. Thanks to them for sponsoring the program. Now we gotta get into a host of other issues. That are out there. But before i move further. I've also got a note one other detail in joe mansions thing Joe mansions bill. That essentially takes georgia's legislation makes it national that stacey abrams stacey. Abrams says that she is opposed to georgia's law but she supports joe mansions law. I don't know if she knows that this provision is joe mansions proposal. But it's there joe. Manchin is also embracing georgia's procedure for purging voter rolls. Yeah yes see in georgia. I used to be the elections lawyer. George i i know this procedure in georgia if someone hasn't voted in Three consecutive statewide elections. So let's say that they don't vote for seven years. Basically they haven't voted for seven years The state sends them a letter. And says hey you haven't voted in seven years. Have you moved. are you dead. What's going on and you need to either vote in the next election or we're going to throw or you need to recharge the board of elections and say you still active or we're going to remove you from the roles eight years. After a person's stopped voting the state then gets to remove people from the voter rolls. It takes that long. It's not an immediate thing. The left would have you believe that they know you've got on for no. I'm sorry i'm sorry. Six is three election cycles. Sterler seven years So after three election cycles of no voting that that's on even numbered years not the odd numbered years so six general election cycles for state. Wide races So two thousand two thousand to two thousand four well then after two thousand two thousand two hundred thousand four and two thousand five. You can get a letter from the state if you don't vote in the next election you're going to be removed. And if they don't vote in the next election then they're toast. They're gone they're off the rolls reregister. And for some reason the democrats think that that is an onerous terrible thing that the voter rolls will be cleaned up that way. It takes seven to eight years to get someone off the rolls after they've stopped voting and yet that's what joe manchin wants to do. Joe mansion is adopting the georgia procedure for clearing voter rolls. He believes that the voter rolls should be cleaned up. He believes that individuals should be required to either vote. Be taken off the rolls. Democrats have for years said. that's unacceptable. Democrats have said for years. It makes it easy for people then to to get thrown off the rolls. We can't do this no salary bob. Don't you try etcetera etcetera etcetera. And now they're going to embrace this. I have a hard time believing joe mansions going to be able to get his his own side to go along with something like this fight. The washington post just has the story out Saying that essentially the senate's going to take up the for the people act next week mansions that he did not know what changes sumer other democrats would be willing to make to Gain his support. The list of demands is on one hand. Good news for congressional democrats who've been seeking away forward by perhaps passing a narrower piece of legislation more closely targeted to the gop past state voting restrictions but mansions demands particularly his support for mandatory voter id. Laws could alienate federal democrats and create divisions in the party. In any case uniting democrats not mansions concern. He told reporters wednesday. He thought republicans could support a voting rights. Bill and he has started trying to jump start discussions with gop colleagues on potential compromise. Mansion hosted zoom. Call meeting monday with republicans and some civil rights leaders before detailing his policy views on the for the people like nancy had cited the lack of juicy piece support for the legislation and explaining his misgivings on wednesday. He told reporters he continued to think. That republicans support was necessary. You should not pass any type of voting bill in the most divisive time in our history unless you have some unity on this thing because you just divide the country further he would not say however whether the provisions he sketched out could win their support. I've got no clue. You'll have to talk to them. Mansion also said wednesday. He has not changed his views about eliminating the filibuster. The sixty vote supermajority requirement. Meaning the bill would have to garner some. Gop support to be viable. They need ten democrats tin democrats. I'm sorry tim. Republicans republicans so. There's no way it passes. But i just find it. Hypocritical in striking that Stacey abrams has savage. The law in georgia here comes joe. Manchin proposing that georgia's law essentially be the structural framework for federal voting reform and abrahams. All about it hypocrisy hypocrisy which is fine which is fine I it does. It does good for republicans to expose the crecy. But you know. I gotta tell you. I don't think today that the voters really care about this stuff. I really don't. I actually think that voters care about other stuff. They're not going to remember this stuff next year. does it. Galvanize people outside the hardcore base and the hardcore base is gonna vote on anything. The hardcore base is gonna be galvanized no matter what go vote on both sides of the aisle. They're going to be galvanized to go vote. How do you persuade the middle. Will there may be a recession coming. Inflation is on the rise The federal reserve is going to have to raise interest rates the economic pocketbook issues of the day and cancel culture affect voters. There is plenty of pulling out there. That shows voters are really perturbed by this left wing. Cancel culture and there's a lot of data out there suggesting the economy is going to crap out here shortly and that's gonna affect the technical term crappy economy the technical term And voters are concerned. The democratic alternative is to go big or go home. We come back. I kind of want to explain to you. The path for the democrat. Take so that you at least understand what's going whether you agree with it or not. Let's just try to objectively craft. what's happening. I want to really do a kind of dive here if you'll allow well you've got to allow because it's my show. I i wanna spend a few moments on the democrats strategy moving forward. There is a very interesting Story today in. I believe it's politico. Let me read you this. This headline senate democrats way six trillion dollar infrastructure bill without the gop. The bigger proposal doesn't necessarily mean however the party's give it up. A bipartisan talks. Senate democrats are weighing spinning as much as six trillion dollars on their own infrastructure package. If the chambers bipartisan talks fail according to two sources familiar with the matter leader chuck schumer has repeatedly insisted infrastructure. Talks are currently on two tracks. The first bipartisan. While the second track will include priorities. That have no chance of getting. Gop support he huddled on wednesday afternoon with democratic members of the budget committee to discuss strategy with no firm decision reached. Senate budget chair bernie. Sanders has been pushing for an aggressive approach to the infrastructure talks at his angrily to insert a large expansion of medicare into the democrats plan. Earlier this week sanders said he opposed the emerging bipartisan agreement. The bipartisan talks could impact us. But we're going to keep going. Sanders said according to a tentative plan. Half of the proposed democrats only alternative would be paid for about two point. Five trillion dollars would go through the finance committee. One hundred eighty five billion dollars. Through the energy committee and five hundred billion through the environment and public works committee one source said while emphasizing the discussions are fluid. The dollar amount however is likely to shrink as moderates weigh in at the moment. It appears impossible that all fifty democrats would on board. What are they doing here. A part of this is negotiation tactics to try to get republicans to up what they're willing to spend but part of it is the democratic recognition that they're going to be on defense in twenty twenty two. There's another story that bears down on this though that. I'm not sure they're contemplating. This is for the wall street journal this morning red hot. Us economy drives global inflation forcing foreign banks to act a booming us economies driving inflation higher around the world and pushing up the us. Dollar is pressing some central banks to increase interest rates despite still high levels of cova infections and incomplete economic recovery in their own countries. The world's central banks are hanging on. How the us federal reserve will respond to a rise in inflation weary of being caught in the cross currents of an extraordinary us economic expansion global stock markets fell on thursday after fed officials signal. They expect to raise interest rates by late. Twenty twenty three sooner than they anticipated march as the us economy heats up a global march toward higher interest rates with the fed at the centre risks stifling the economic recovery in some places especially at a time when emerging market debt has risen. Now what is this all about the more money. The us dumps into the economy. The hotter of the market gets the hotter. The economy gets the more spinning. There is if the democrats dumped six trillion dollars in even spread out over ten years. They risk over inflating the economy even further. That's going to spark interest rate increases with interest. rates. Go up in this country nine months after an interest rate hike there is typically a recession. They're saying early. Twenty twenty three could be the interest rate hikes. That's now what the federal reserve says. That's why the stock market is is Going down now the dow is down right now. seven tenths of a percent It is let's see. Let me get you the numbers Yet the dow is now down The s&p is down. The dow is down to forty points right now. The democrats understand that if they get thrown into a recession nine months after an interest rate hike which would be marched. Probably twenty twenty three. That is the beginning of the twenty twenty four presidential campaign cycle if the economy craters during the two thousand twenty four campaign biden could be a one term president calmly. Harris would be holding the bag if she runs and they know this. The democrats know this. So they've got to do something to offset that in one of the ways to offset is to throw as much money americans that they possibly can right now to try to have americans fondly remember all of the good things. The economy was going. it's their strategies. Essentially go bigger. Go home the party that controls the white house is on defense off year elections. Twenty twenty two is the off year election the republicans even without redistricting are gonna make gains in the house representatives. They only need five seats. They're going to get five seats without redistricting with redistricting. They're going to get more. This is where traps. The democrats are falling into with the nonpartisan redistricting commissions. The democrats in their electric bills. Joe mansion wants to do this. That may be why stacey. Abrams supports the democratic. Strategy is to require every state have a nonpartisan commission to draw the the lines for congress to draw the redistricting lights. The problem with that is that it is overwhelmingly likely that a lot of states would become more republican. More than states would become more democrat. Maryland would pick up more republicans illinois. Would new york would california. Would georgia would probably have a fairly good balance now. Texas would still be republican. North carolina would still be republican. Florida would still be republican. The democrats think long term. It helps them short term. It doesn't and there's a lot of data to suggest that it would benefit republicans even in a nonpartisan redistricting. They would actually benefit in these blue states because they are more gerrymandered in the blue states than democrats are on the red states. Democrats believe that democrats reject that but there have been tons of independent academic studies that show that but even without re district either. Yeah parts dissertation all the way. The republicans just need five seats. They're going to get those five seats in an off election. It doesn't matter what the polling shows biden's popularity is. The party of the white house loses seats in an off. your election. Scuttle happen now and in happening now you then add redistricting that is going to be partisan because this compromise is going to pass the senate and that helps republicans even more so the democrats now have to preserve the senate and there are a lot of questions about the senate will. Donald trump interferes one of the problems. The republicans have objectively. There are states like in georgia or arizona where president trump isn't as popular as he once was if donald trump interferes in the elections and tries to steer people to particular candidates for the us senate. He risks the democrats winning the senate president. Trump's handlers know this. They're mindful of this. They're concerned about this. They want the president to be able to engage where he best can. And it's probably in the house races with those house. Members likely szczesny who voted to impeaching and possibly in governors races with governor. She's mad at doug ducey though. Not running Brian running for re election. He's easily got an idiot. Running against in the primary vernon jones. Who's not gonna win. The republicans georgia rallying except for the island of misfit toy. republicans the republicans of georgia are rallying debrecen. So the open question. Lieutenant governor butch miller bert jones in georgia the two candidates there. Jeff duncan the lieutenant governor is at running. There's the senate race. We'll herschel walker. Get in the odds are. He's not going to get in kelly. Leffler the former. Senator is now flirting with the idea of running against raphael. Were i don't know that that's that's a wise idea Guy just got a chris. Carter's endorsement younger guy navy seal who works for sedova bank in georgia. Just got the george attorney. General's endorsement of putting him on the radar for a lot of people. You've got the pennsylvania situation lieutenant governor pennsylvania's running for the senate. He's a democrat. Pat toomey is not running for election again in pennsylvania. The lieutenant governor came out today and blasted the unanimous supreme court decision about catholic charities. Do you really think he's going to get the votes of blue collar. Catholic voters in pennsylvania of which. There's a sizable portion. probably not. that probably hurts him. Republicans if they get a good candidate in pennsylvania could hold pat to me seat. That is very much swing state. There's the issue of north carolina can the republicans get get into their president. Trump has endorsed someone. he's arguably not the strongest candidate for the republicans in the race. But the president's made its decision democrats know that they're on defense but in the senate the republicans still have a hard time. So they've got to come up with some legislative policies that You can get the kid. Preserve the senate hold the senate. So joe biden. You can get judges. Because they don't even know. Stephen briers retire they don't know if he's going to retire. Given the cases today it's up in the air. It does brier retire. He cemented his legacy with the left. that he can get a bipartisan deals on the court or does he now stick around signaling. He's ready to change The decision of mike sacks is a lawyer. He does a fox five new york. He's a legal pundits on. tv limited. Read you this going full circle to the supreme court stuff a lido sam. Alito seventy seven page fulton. Concurrence makes me think that john roberts did assign lido. The original majority decision and himself. The obamacare decision until justice briar engineered a bipartisan coup. In fulton that roberts for himself while reassigning obamacare to briar. There's the fact that briar put his stamp on. Amy barrett's concurrence that puled her and kavanagh's for votes away from the courts. Maximalist wing that roberts felt unnecessary unwise to join bearer and cavenaugh agree with thomas alito and gorsuch. The smith ruling should go but feared repealing without a good replacement and briar joined that section with the vote. That signals a bipartisan compromise. A warning from his side. There's to tread carefully. Then there's the fulton lineup. Which now reads less like a chief. Justice engineered hostage situation than a brier led liberal surrender to avoid what they would see as the full first amendment catastrophe. Then there's the surprisingly short and clean obamacare majority decision after months and months and months of waiting suggesting something else was going. On behind the scenes the fulton case perhaps all of briars talk about judges being capable of consensus and not being politicians were signs that he wasn't going to retire but hints of what he intended approved before retiring. And then chief justice gets everything. The chief justice wants the chief. Justice is a wizard at pushing the law further right in decisions. They give the public the impression across ideological unity while saving his own side from its most extreme positions. But there's a counterpoint to suggest. Brian may retire. The storm may see a successful machinations. Proof he's indispensable to head off next liberal pacalypse. After all he just kept roberson control. Despite the chiefs putative six three court briars compromises and surrender of the left wing flank in the catholic charities case suggests that possibly he wants to stick around and continue to shape opinion so the democrats now are desperate to hold onto the senate if he does retire now they actually get out of the room. If briar does retire if brian decides to retire which will come in a couple of weeks if he does then suddenly The left gets to have their supreme court pick now in that sap some of their energy. Otherwise they're going to have to hold the senate because mcconnell is already signaling if they hit into get past twenty twenty two and mcconnell's in charge the republicans aren't filling brier seat that also by the way signals. It is time for briar to retire. And you talk to republican strategist late yesterday. Who told me he actually think. Mcconnell has said that because mcconnell wants steven briar to retire why would mcconnell wants even prior to retire if the left goes on and fills brier seat that's the last of the liberals who have any chance of retiring so it sucks the less energy away from the supreme court it minimizes their eggs and that actually helps republicans. In twenty twenty two there will be less of a galvanizing unify an issue for the left other. Republicans are bad if briars gone now if briar steps aside now it incentivizes the right to keep fighting against biden and takes away the left energy to try to advance this all the supreme court. It's actually not a bad idea about by mitch. Mcconnell to say that now it really does send a signal to briar. You better get out now while you can get a replacement confirmed and then once that happens. Suddenly the galvanizing force on the left dissipates. While the republicans still have their galvanizing force the democratic strategy moving forward is go bigger. Go home they have a bunch of money to pour into races. They've got a bunch of money to into the economy and they know what the federal reserve sibling yesterday. Inflation's coming so interest rates are coming which means a recession is guaranteed to happen before twenty. Twenty fours campaign season begins. This may be their last big stand. Having convinced themselves. The republicans are about to be annihilated in fact the economy just may wreck the biden presidency and the democrats majority. I gotta tell you. I have encountered one of the stupidest legal proposals in congress. It this is genuinely truly. A stupid idea is a bipartisan piece of legislation authored by democratic representative. David sis leaney believe he's from rhode island apple would be prohibited under the legislation from giving its own apps and advantage by prohibiting users from removing them on apple devices. Sicily told reporters wednesday that a proposal prohibiting tech platform from giving an advantage to their own products over those of competitors would mean apple must let consumers decide which apps to use a remove. It would be equally easy to download the other five apps as the apple one. So they're not using their market dominance of their products and services. The proposal is part of a bipartisan. Package of bills. That would impose significant you restraints on how tech companies operate so in other words you those of have had an eiffel. Have any phone when you get that phone from your carrier and you turn it on. There is a preset list of apps. There's a male app. There's a phone app. there's a contacts app. There's a web browser and there's a map under this proposal. Congress when you get your phone there would be nothing on it. There would be no apps on it. You would have to go through a process when you get your phone. Hey here all the available telephone apps. Okay now you've pick your favorite telephone out now. Here are all the mail apps peak the mail app you want now. Here are all available. Mapping naps pick the one you want now here all the contact apps pick the one you want now here all the music players pick the one you what it would be a never ending process and by the way you can't program a foam securely when you do that the thing about apple computer whether you like their pro you buy a. You don't have to buy an apple phone you can get an android device. You don't have to buy an iphone my producer very pig-headedly refuses to buy an iphone. Even though they're the best cellphones out there he won't do it largely just to annoy me. You don't have to do it either. You don't have to get an iphone. You can go get an android device. You can get a flip phone that has no operating system owner other than rudimentary texting. You can do that if you want at your choice but if you go with apple part of the review with apple is because it's easy to use it as very secure other cell phones can actually get viruses on that we don't talk about it. Very commonly spam. Where on the like. It is very hard to get spam and spyware on an apple device because apple sandlots each of the apps on their phones and they can do it because they control the whole system. It's one of the things about people use apple an apple guy like apple products. You buy into the whole package. You buy into apple software and hardware. A steve jobs once said the people who make the best off where the people who make the best hardware. It's part of what sets apple art. You can go buy an hp computer in the software from microsoft but with apple. It's apple you don't have to buy you'd have to like it. You don't have to use it Approach like this clearly shows. That members of congress are stupid and have no underlying idea how these systems work how this technology works. It is idiocy for congress to try to do something they will make the entire system less secure and open it even further to chinese russian hackers if they do it this is where we're headed because they're to inger it to take a basic programming class and learn what the heck they're doing before they write legislation.

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