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A highlight from Time Travel to 1994: A Journey into the Music and Movies of that year.
"Well, here we are, episode 119. And on this episode, myself in the wrecking tube, Mark Smith and Lou Colicchio from the Music Relish Show. We'll be talking about the year 1994, in music and movies I think, it's always interesting. So sit back, relax, break out your flannel shirt, your grungy jeans, and enjoy 1994 music. It was an interesting year, so I think you'll enjoy it. More interesting than what Todd Zauchman thinks it is. He thinks it's nothing, so we'll see. The KLFB studio presents Milk Crate and Turntables, a music discussion podcast hosted by Scott McLean. Now, let's talk music, enjoy the show. Thank you, Amanda, for that wonderful introduction, as usual. Welcome back, my friends, to the show that never ends, and welcome to the podcast. You know the name, I'm not gonna say it. We're streaming live right now over Facebook, YouTube, Dlive, Twitch, and X, formerly known as Twitter, and I don't know how many other live platforms. Well, it's gonna be a good show tonight. It's gonna be an interesting show tonight. Yeah, 1994. As I said in the intro, my friend Todd Zauchman just absolutely sent me a text destroying the year 1994. Oh, I just looked up 1994, I don't know what you're gonna talk about, there's a few things and I don't know how you're gonna make a whole show out of it, and good luck with that, because that's how he talks. That's exactly how he talks. I'm just gonna do this, and you know, it's not gonna be a good, blah, blah, blah, blah. That's how he talks. Now, he'll deny that, and you'll never know if that's the way he talks or not. He'll just have to take my word for it. I'm Todd Zauchman, and I don't know about 1994. Well, enough about him. He'll probably be piping in pretty soon, but yeah, 1994, it's a good year. It was a good year for Mark Smith from the Music Rellers Show and Luke Colicchio from the Music Rellers Show. That's for damn sure. It was. What's up, gentlemen? It was a really good year. How you doing? I was just guessing. I figured for 94, listen, we were all younger, so it was better. It was a big year. Hey. So I have to stop right here. Dave Phillips, who's been watching the podcast from pretty much day one, Patty Yossi. Hi, Patty. Good evening. I love you. Dave Phillips, for the last couple of weeks, he's piped in at the end, and he's like, I missed it. Like something's changed. Ah, Tiffany Van Hill. That's my buddy. That's my buddy, Tiffany. She's one of the people that teaches me how to work with horses. Oh. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. So. And she knows what she's talking about. She's modest, but she's very good at what she does. As are all of my friends and teachers, trainers, mentors from The Herd Foundation in Delray Beach, Florida. It's a nonprofit if you're in the mood to donate today. Look them up. Herd Foundation. Give us some money. Nah, I'm not going like that. No. No, we do. We help veterans. We help veterans, and so it's a good cause. But back to Tiffany. Yep. That's my buddy. Good evening. The Herd Foundation teaches us so much. That's right. That's right. Maybe I'll do a Herd Foundation podcast. You should. Since I'm pretty good at it. You're going to have horses on? What's the horse named after the cookie? Huh? Isn't there a horse named after a cookie? What are some of the horses' names? Oh, Fig Newton. Fig Newton. Yeah. Fig Newton. That's my boy. That's my boy. Good looking horse. Yes. Yes, he is. And we have Stitch. Fig Newton is a retired dressage horse, dancing horse, right? Echoes of Echo and the Bunny Men bring on the dancing horses. We have Stitch. He's a retired racehorse. We have Miss America. She's a retired jumper. Then we have two mini horses. We have Cinnamon. She was a cot horse. You know, pulls the kids around. As would be Sammy. Sammy's the one that looks like Kaja Gugu for you people from the 80s. Looks like Lamal. It looks like Lamal from Kaja Gugu. Gotta do. And he was saved from a kill pen. Yeah. But he's a mini, but he thinks he's a Clydesdale. What do they do with horses after that? Is that the proverbial glue factory? All right. You know what? Right away. Penalty box. Oh. He's raining on my parade. I'm in a good mood. Now I'm all bummed out. Thanks. You feel sad for the drummer now. This is going to be a horrible show now. Leave it to the drummer. Right, Mark? Leave it to the drummer. Get out. It's always the drummer's fault. That's right. See, Tiffany says, that does not exist past our gates, Lou. Because nobody wants to talk. Back to the penalty box. Great start to the show. Lou is just in a mood tonight. I think he's been hitting the whistle. What's going to happen? You're going to come back and it's going to be an empty chair. He's very ornery tonight. Right away. He's very ornery. All right. He's filling his oats, as they would say. Yeah. All right. Lou's back. I'm all right. I'm all right. Okay. Enough about horses, although I could now, at this point, talk about horses for two hours. I love it. I love it. But instead, gentlemen, first of all, how's things on the music relish show? You. Take it away, Lou. Sure. It's fine. It was such an awful show. I thought I said the wrong show for a second there. It's been nothing short of amazing. Don't jump over each other to answer that question. It's always fun. Last week was fun. We got knocked down a bit by Warner Brothers because we played a clip of an America song featuring Dan Peake. Yeah. You're going to watch that. Yeah. We talked through the whole thing, but Spotify is much cooler than YouTube. YouTube sucks like that. YouTube, they have a very strong algorithm. They can kiss my rosy red ass over that. That's right. You tell them, Lou. Fuckers. That's right. Get me kicked off YouTube. That's right. Let me see. John Morris, he was our shift commander. When I met him, I was, I think, a two striper, and he was what they called a butterbot. He was a second lieutenant, I believe. He said, tell them stories from the Nipah Hut in the Philippines. That's a big no. That's a whole other podcast, but they would never make it on the air. Just leave it at that. It's like a chain of Nipah Huts? No. It was a bar slash club called the Nipah Hut. Tell one story. No. They had a giant spaceship that would come down from the top. It's kind of like George Clinton in parliament. At the end of the show, this big spaceship came down from the top. Smoke. Like you said, parliament fucking pelican. Then the thing went open, and everyone would walk up and get up on stage, all those drunk GIs. Like, yeah, I'm going in the spaceship, and you go down these stairs, and you're in a fucking basement. I don't think it was a basement. It's like something from a fucking horror movie. How do you get out? And then somebody goes, this way, this way, go, go, go, go. That's the cleanest story I can tell you. It's the cleanest story I can tell you. Sounds like fun. It was a lot of fun. It was a lot of fun. I got a story for you off the air one of these days. So okay, music relish show's going good. Excellent. I just wanted to say, Lou brought up, he made the show. His segment on bad love songs. That will go down in history as some of the best podcasting ever. Bad love songs? Really bad love songs. The worst love songs of all time, like in rock. It's a deep vein. Is that something, is that like content I could probably like borrow with Perry Mind? Because I'd love to hear that list someday. We voted him off the board. We're no longer a false triumvirate democracy. Wait a minute. We toppled the AI monarchy. There's three of us on this one. Are you two going to overthrow me too? Are you like rebels? None of those stories you're told, no. They're wrecking too. Instead I'll start calling you the Sandinistas. The hostile takeovers. You go on podcasts just to take them over? Like Amiens took over the White House. Really, yeah. Yeah, we could do that. I would love to. Maybe next week we'll do, we'll take a break from the years and we'll do like a, kind of a jambalaya, you know, of stuff. Like throw some music news in there. We'll do some trivia. Maybe I'll come up with some questions for you guys. You could give us that deep vein of worst love songs ever. And it's funny, we noticed that several of them made everyone's list of worst love songs. So it's got to be universally bad. Okay. If everyone said that, that fucking song. Then there were a couple where I said I liked the song, but Lou and Perry were like, what? I'm always, you know, on the one side. Yeah, the one. When it falls into like that kind of metal, metal category, you have a soft spot. Air metal. Metal ballads. Oh my God. How I grew up. Yeah, yeah. As young as Ron Mark, you didn't have to deal with those 70s ones. Yeah, that's true. I did. This fucking guy. Blah. See what I mean? He's setting the bar high. Remember, this is how he talks. I don't think there's anything good about 1994. Blah. So he talks like Arnold Schwarzenegger. Yeah, well, an American Arnold Schwarzenegger. He talks like Arnold Schwarzenegger without the accent. We're going to pass the bar on this one. I am here. Let me see if you can entertain me. 1994. Blah. All right. So let's actually get right into 1994. Yeah. So we'll start on January 19th, 1994. Bryan Adams becomes the first major Western music star to perform in Vietnam since the end of the Vietnam War. Oh, shit. Bryan Adams. Bryan Adams, yeah. Wow. On January 21st to February, as it's spelled, the Big Day Out Festival takes place, again, expanding from those previous years. Blah, blah, blah. Auckland, New Zealand. The festival is headlined by Soundgarden, Ramones, and Bjork. Nice. That's an interesting... Probably each night there were headlines. I would love to see Bjork. Me too. I would never want to see the Ramones. They'll never get back together again. Unless they perform in the Pet Sematary. Yeah. Hey, Lou, can you put him in the green room? No, I'd like that one. That's a good one. Come on, there's a little crossover. Put him in the green room. Put him in the green room. Okay, yeah, yeah. Oh, it's going to be a long show. It's going to be a long one tonight. I feel better about myself now. Got a little redemption? The redemption song? Yes. I got a Buffett story for you. Oh, yeah? His one song was The Pirate Looks at 40. He would segue into Bob Marley's redemption song. Oh, jeez. And it didn't quite... Wait a minute. Buddy, that is the quickest way to get to the penalty box. I'm not playing it, though. I know you're not. You're poking the rhino right now. I'm a guitarist. You're poking the rhino right now. You're not a rhino, you're a nice guy. Come on, we went through that last week. And so, as I've been saying each week, I'm just going to say right now, where's Jack? Okay, and we'll move on from that. Hey, Jack. Hey, Jack, please come back. He didn't listen before, so I don't think he's listening now. Let's see. January 25th, Alice in Chains released their Jar of Flies album, which makes its U .S. chart debut at number one on the Billboard 200, becoming the first ever EP to do that. Right? But they still are always talked about as like number three or number four out of the big four. Big four being? Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden. And Alice in Chains. Alice in Chains is never getting that kind of... Whereas... That first album, the record company made them sound like another band. Yeah. And that's not their fault. They were produced that way. Dirt was a great album. Yes, yes. And Layne Staley was one of the greatest frontmen ever. Just as cool as the other side of the pillow, as they say. Yeah. voice Very unique also. Today we were talking about what we were going to talk about in the show. And he goes, when I saw the videos, he goes, I didn't match his face with the way he looked. Right? He said he was expecting like a grungy, more... No, he was slick. He was slick. In the Man in the Box video, he's got the kind of long... But then he changed it up. He slicked the hair back, he wore the shades, you know. Just turned into a... Suzanne McPhail. Another one of my horse people. She's the one that introduced me to that whole thing. And she said, who's Jack? That's right, I guess. At this point. On January 29th, The Supremes' Mary Wilson is injured when her Jeep hits a freeway median and flips over just outside of LA. Wilson's 14 -year -old son is killed in the accident. What a good day. Ah, this fucking... I saw this and I was like... Dead horses was a bummer. I know, I know. I saw this and I'm like, there's no way around this. February 1st, Green Day releases their breakthrough album, Dookie. Ushering in the mid -1990s punk revival. Dookie eventually achieves diamond certification. Now, I did like them back then. I actually did. I was stationed in Southern California in Riverside. And I decided to get like a side job. You know, I was in the Air Force. But I was like, I want to make a little more money. I want to do something. So I got a job at a record store. Cool. Was it Spencer's or something? Forget the name of it. Oh, Spencer's. They sold all the trinkets, too. No, no, it wasn't Spencer's then. It was something like that. It was a chain. Hot topic. They sold DVDs, too. FYE. No, it wasn't that. I'll remember it. I was working there when Dookie came out and the fucking whole wall was covered with Dookie CDs and they were flying off the shelves. It had a pretty fresh sound. It was fresh then. And coming off the 80s were kind of slick in a lot of ways, except for some of the real heavy alternative. But to hear a song like that on the radio, that was like hearing Smells Like Teen Spirit on mainstream rock radio. Good drummer, too. As a band, whether you like him or not, I think he's really good. Billy Joe Armstrong. Oh, Trey Cool. Trey Cool, yeah. February 7th, Blind Melons lead singer is Shannon Poon forced to leave the American Music Awards ceremony because he is loud and disruptive behavior. Poon is later charged with battery assault, resisting arrest, and destroying a police station telephone. Now, this is the dude that sang, you know, And I don't really care if I sleep all day And he's in the daisy field, so you think he's like this really, like, chill dude. And like, you know, me and the B -girl, man, you know. The B -girl, yes. And the tap -dancing B -girl, and like, I'm just this dude's a fucking lunatic. He was taking substances that made him. Oh, yeah. That was a short career. Was it him that did a duet with Guns N' Roses? What was the video, a song from Guns N' Roses with a video where they're up on like a water tower and they jump into the water or something. I forget what it was called. Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe they did it with him.
Fresh update on "assault" discussed on Evening News with Art Sanders
"The morning continues its 16 past. Precautions are being taken in Philadelphia after more More than a dozen businesses were looted from high -end shops to liquor stores. Correspondent latest. Videos are going viral. The Apple store in Philadelphia's Center was looted. 18 liquor stores among other businesses all in one night. An assault also reported at a foot locker. It's believed a caravan of looters from moved Center City to North Philadelphia. The looting came after a peaceful protest over criminal charges being dropped against a former Philadelphia police officer. We had taken a precaution of having officers Even more so on post at some of those places throughout the city where we know we've had incidents before and so we were prepared that in regard. Interim police commissioner John Stanford said it had nothing to do with that protest and looters called the criminal opportunists. To see what our city went through in 2020 and to have some individuals try to recreate that same type of energy is disgusting. Police say as many as 20 people were arrested and businesses are now playing it safe. Dozens of liquor stores were closed yesterday for what management called safety reasons while the stores assess their losses from looting. the I'm Clayton Neville. US army soldier private Travis King, who had served in Korea South and sprinted into North Korea while on a civilian tour of a border village in July is now back in US custody with the help of Sweden and China correspondent Charles de Ledesma this has follow -up. Sweden was the chief interlocutor with North Korea on the transfer while China helped facilitate the transfer according to three senior Biden administration officials who briefed reporters on the condition of anonymity to discuss the transfer. One official underscored that the US US was grateful for China's assistance but that Beijing did not play a further mediating role in the events. The advisors said that the US had first learned through Swedish officials earlier this month that North Korea was looking to expel King. The US not providing any concessions to the North in exchange for King. I'm Charles de Ledesma. E -commerce giant being sued by the government. The FTC chair speaks out. It's 19 after. We'll have that
A highlight from John Amanchukwu (Encore)
"Welcome to the Eric Metaxas Show. We'll get you from point A to point B. But if you're looking for point C, well, buddy, you're on your own. But if you wait right here, in just about two minutes, the bus to point C will be coming right by. And now, here's your Ralph Kramden of the Airways, Eric Metaxas. Hey there, folks. Welcome to the show. We have a guest on who, man, I don't even know how to start. First of all, I'll try to pronounce his name correctly. John Amanchukwu. I got John correct. I think I got Amanchukwu correct. John Amanchukwu is someone I've come to admire tremendously. He's in North Carolina. He is he's been a pastor for years. He is a brave voice in the midst of the madness, one of the bravest voices. And it's my privilege to have him as my guest for this hour. John, welcome. Hey, thank you so much, Dr. Eric, for having me on your show. You can't call me Dr. Eric because I'm not a doctor, but you can call me whatever you want. Could you call me the Commodore or Admiral? I'd prefer I really prefer that. But no, seriously, you you have been such a brave voice and people have seen you, you know, probably on Instagram reels or whatever. Tell my audience, because this is it's always better when my guest tells the story. But you've been a brave voice speaking out against the. What would be a nice term for it, satanic lunacy of. Profoundly sexual material being given to children in our schools, very tough for most of us to believe that this is happening, but it has been happening. You've been exposing it and you've been bravely speaking against it. So let's just start, John, with how did you get involved in this? At what point did you say I'm going to step up and start confronting these crazy abusers? Because that's what they are, abusers of our children. How did that start for you? Well, I've been involved in this kind of work for the past 20 years. I joined a church in college called Upper Room Church for God in Christ. I joined at the age of 19. And the senior pastor is Bishop Patrick Langwood and senior. And he says that our church is a cause driven church. You know, we believe that there is a cause in Christ. There's a cause in the marketplace for us to bring our biblical world view to it, to engage the culture and to fight against evil and wickedness. Isaiah 520 says, woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness. And so we've just been on the front lines on the abortion clinic issue, fighting against fatherlessness and the black community. And now even with this indoctrination in the public school system, now, some people call it indoctrination and some people call it grooming. But I like to call it mental rape. That's the best way for me to define what has taken place in the public school system. I call it mental rape because it assaults the soul. It stains the brain and it robs children of their innocence. When you put pornographic material in a library and make it accessible for kids, K through 12, a child is going to pick that book up. And I went out to Asheville and spoke about a book entitled It's Perfectly Normal. That book is for kids 10 and up. It's hardcore porn. It's not soft porn. It's hardcore porn. That book gives Hugh Hefner a run for his money. When you open the book, it depicts images of heterosexual sex and homosexual sex. Why do 10 year olds need to see and learn how you should have lesbian sex at the age of 10? That's disgusting. That's evil. It's mental rape. There's an assault taking place upon children, and there's a critical point that's being left out of the equation. And that's the church. The church is not engaging. We need some modern day Karl Barth. We need some modern day Martin Niemol. We need some people who are willing to engage the culture and tell the church, listen, we are not supposed to be co -opted by the state. The state is not supposed to run the church. And when we go into a public school, we have this thing called parental choice. Some call it rights, but I call it parental choice. I call it parental choice because our rights come from God as parents. But choice parents have had the choice and the knowledge of being able to assess and know what's going on in the public school system and to have the freedom and the liberty to push back when there is an assault upon their children. Well, listen, everything you say, I mean, I agree with it violently. I am in churches effectively preaching what you just said in a little different way. But what basically this is called, what you are advocating for is called the technical term is Christianity. This is called Christian faith. If you do not do what what you're describing, if you're not pushing back, if you're not being salt and light in the culture, if you're not being a warrior for truth and speaking against evil, then you are not living out your Christian faith. But there are many, many churches and you and I know about that that do not do this. They don't get involved in this. They say we don't want to be divisive. These are the same people that would say, you know, we don't care if there's slavery happening, as long as it's not happening in my church. That's right. It's complete hypocrisy. And as Christians, we are called to step up. And I keep saying that the Lord has allowed it to get this bad to wake up those who are still sleeping, because what you just described is very tough for me and most people, even to hear that children would be exposed to this absolutely evil stuff. What do you call it if you don't call it evil? This is evil for children to be exposed to these kinds of things. And it's shameful that they're just a handful of brave souls like you speaking against it.
Fresh update on "assault" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"Looking WAW at what's strike being asked and of whether President providers. Biden should have walked I'm the John picket Doeman line. Wall Street begins South Carolina on a mixed Senator note Tim at the Scott. closing be on He should the southern border working to close our southern border because it is Both Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie took aim at Trump for skipping the debate and not addressing his record. He put 7 trillion on the debt. He should be in this to answer those questions. Allison Keyes CBS News. The front runner Mr. Trump made a pitch to blue collar workers campaign in a speech at a non -union auto parts factory in Michigan. You're going to lose your beautiful way of five for auto workers. Biden's forced transition is a transition to hell. A Trump spokesman says he plans to skip the next GOP debate as well in Washington. The Republican led household its first Biden impeachment inquiry hearing today political analyst Amy Dacey at American University says none behind these allegations. And if there was proof, why are these witnesses not tied directly to that information? The oversight committee plans to hear from a forensic accountant, a former government tax attorney and a conservative legal scholar. American soldier Travis King is back in the US this morning. arrived He at a military base in San Antonio, Texas, overnight after he was expelled from North Korea yesterday. Questions remain about why he entered the country in the first place and whether he'll face disciplinary action here at home. He'd served time in jail in South Korea for assault. In a speech in Pyongyang today, Kim Jong -un loudly cheered when he called for an exponential increase in nuclear weapons production to counter a threat from the United States. He said North Korea needs to play a larger role in a coalition of nations confronting the US in what he called a new Cold War. And listen up, Pops. CBS's Monica Rick says Merriam -Webster's added 690 new words to its dictionary. Some of these you've likely already heard like dad bod, thirst trap, and jorts. They love those in Florida. Beast mode is a new one. It means to go all out on something. Grammable, it's good enough for Instagram, and Finsta is a secret Instagram account. Monica Ricks, this is CBS News. You to need hire? Indeed is with you every step of the way, helping you attract, interview, and hire candidates all from one place. Visit indeed .com slash credit. It's 503 on Thursday September 28th. We're at 51 degrees. A cool morning. Sun and clouds today. Highs around
A highlight from Congressman Mike Lawler (R-NY) on the Crack-Up in the House GOP Caucus
"United States Border Patrol has exciting and rewarding career opportunities with the nation's largest law enforcement organization. Earn great pay, outstanding federal benefits, and up to $20 ,000 in recruitment incentives. Learn more online at CBP .gov slash career slash USBP. Welcome to today's podcast sponsored by Hillsdale College. All things Hillsdale, Hillsdale .edu. I encourage you to take advantage of the many free online courses there. And of course, listen to the Hillsdale dialogues, all of them at Q4Hillsdale .com or just Google Apple, iTunes, and Hillsdale. Hi Canada, Hugh Hewitt live inside of Studio North here and on the Salem News Channel. Good morning. A lot happened overnight. The Ukrainian armored columns pushing towards the Sea of Azov broke through the last line of Russian defenses. It's a narrow breakthrough, but it is a breakout. The Telegraph of Great Britain reporting that the Ukrainian military punched through a section of Russia's main defensive line on the southern front with an armored assault for the first time. Video footage from the front lines is seen. The Wall Street Journal followed with Ukraine sends first armored vehicles through breach in Russian defenses. That would be a significant milestone in the three and a half month counter offensive aimed at cutting Russia's occupying army in two. Too bad they don't have the attack. Joe Biden has refused to send. This would be over at this point. Senator J .D. Vance made a good point yesterday that Joe Biden wants blank check. Doesn't have a strategy. Well, he's incoherent. That's why I didn't have a strategy. And as a result, some Republicans, I think up to 30 of the 265 senators and Republicans who are up there are turning against Ukraine aid because Joe Biden can't lead. He can't articulate. Speaking of which, presidents in a world of hurt this morning. I mean, a world of hurt. Not only is he getting crushed on the migrant invasion, it's not a flow, it's not an influx, it's not a new wave. It is quite simply an invasion. Hundreds of thousands of people, 10 ,000 people a day are being met, greeted and turned loose. And those are the people that we see at the border. And President Biden got up at a fundraiser last night, repeated the same thing twice within two minutes. John Lemire of AP reporting, giving people pause. Then he went over to the Congressional Latino Caucus to address them. And he said this again. It's the Congressional Hispanic Caucus that he's talking to, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. Joe Biden says this cut number 12. I mean, this is certainly my dad. You say everyone, everyone is entitled to be treated with dignity and respect.
Fresh update on "assault" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"And improperly fired her but the principal denise mackey testified that she was the one who sent a letter to ziegler recommending brooks is contract not be renewed the principal said the boy who brooks said sexually assaulted her was a ten -year -old non -verbal autistic boy with a cognitive understanding of a toddler and she'd observed his behavior as attention -seeking not sexual the judge said closing arguments are likely on thursday in leisburg neil ogenstein w t l p news also new this evening we're learning more about what exactly went down inside the northeast dc night club this past weekend when a former morgan state football player was killed early sunday morning the shooting that killed thirty one -year -old blake bozeman was captured on security cameras according to investigators it showed the shooter waiting for bozeman to walk by inside the crew lounge before pulling out a gun and shooting bozeman in the investigators abdomen say it also shows a gunman trying to hide that gun before tripping on the floor and exposing the weapon he then fired up to three more shots wounding three people the details come as part of a request from dc police to the alcoholic beverage and cannabis board for the liquor license of the establishment to be pulled investigators say the lounge showed lax security protocols and that led to a person with a gun getting in the board voted to let the dc attorney general decide on the suspension mike morillo wtop news at last report the shooter had not been caught an attorney for the crew lounge
Leo Terrell: AG Merrick Garland Avoids Telling the Truth
"Listen I'm not sitting here telling you Leo that if you're a conservative and you commit a crime you should be given a pass it's not what I'm saying I'm simply suggesting to you and I think you'd agree being a civil rights attorney that the idea of blind justice is that everybody's treated equally you screw something up here are the penalties and the penalties are the same for both people if they did the same thing with the same conditions but that's not what happens Leo you know it I mean BLM and Antifa you know burning down attacking courthouses people nothing happened to them at all yeah you look at the you know the January 6 people find themselves in the gulag I mean this has to be deeply impactful to a guy like you whose whole life's been dedicated to civil rights it's hurtful because you want to treat everybody equally and then you know the Democratic Party has abandoned the whole concept of what Dr. King said you judge people by their character not by the skin and ever since the 2020 riots Dan that has been abandoned by the left and the Democrats and by Merrick Garland I've been practicing law for 30 years I think second place would know what I know the law and when I hear Merrick Garland during this hearing today say I don't recall know what he's saying I'm not going to tell you the truth I'm not going to tell you when you hear that phrase I don't recall I don't are you kidding me I know that phrase everyone every good lawyer knows that phrase There's pride to avoid answering the truth but I'm going to tell you something Dan CNN and MSNBC they're abandoning Joe Biden guess what they're covering the congressional hearing so the message is getting out now Dan remember it used to just be one or two stations they're now covering it they're now what's happening in that congressional hearings and I'll tell you right now everyone in this country knows that President Trump has been treated unfairly it's a double standard if you're a conservative it's a double standard talk about that Virginia parent who whose daughter was assaulted talk about the man who was charged facing those charges on the abortion clinics in
Fresh update on "assault" discussed on Morning News with Manda Factor and Gregg Hersholt
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A highlight from The Five Most Important Stories in Crypto This Week
"Welcome back to The Breakdown with me, NLW. It's a daily podcast on macro, Bitcoin, and the big picture power shifts remaking our world. What's going on, guys? It is Saturday, September 16th, and that means it's time for the weekly recap. Before we get into that, however, if you are enjoying The Breakdown, please go subscribe to it, give it a rating, give it a review, or if you want to dive deeper into the conversation, come join us on the Breakers Discord. You can find a link in the show notes or go to bit .ly slash breakdown pod. Hello, friends. Well, as you know, I have been doing something a little bit different for the weekly recap recently. I've been collaborating with Scott Melker, the wolf of all streets on Friday morning with a live show that we've been doing. That's basically a chance to count down what we think are the most important stories and have some more editorial analysis around them. Obviously, you guys know that when it comes to the normal breakdown show, the way that I insert editorial isn't me giving my opinion on every story that comes through. Instead, it's about how I curate the breadth of different opinions, and that's what really matters to me. I want you guys to have lots of different opinions so you can make up your own minds about everything that's going through this industry. However, people have responded to having a chance to have a little bit more of subjective that opinionated take. And so today, while Scott is in Singapore for token 2049, I decided that I would do my own countdown. This is pretty off the cuff. I'm just letting it rip. But these are what I think are the five most important stories in reverse order. Of course, we're going to do a countdown. Let's make it a countdown. At number five, we have the Gensler hearing and his subsequent comments. So what happened? Well, there was a standard oversight hearing for the SEC this week in the Senate Banking Committee. And of course, everyone in the crypto space was waiting with bated breath to see what soundbites would be trotted out against us this time. Certainly, they were there. Sherrod Brown, who's the chair of that committee, certainly used it as a chance to reinforce his view that a crypto is bad and that be the SEC's enforcement record is good. And Gary's prepared testimony also had some knocks on the crypto space as well. When it came to the hearing itself, the biggest soundbite from Gensler was when he responded to Sherrod Brown, saying right now, unfortunately, there's significant noncompliance and it's a field which is rife with fraud, abuse and misconduct. That was the headliner quotable that people ran with. And yet what was notable about crypto in this hearing was how little crypto there was in this hearing. Indeed, it was almost totally supplanted from the GOP as a topic of interest instead to be something like Exhibit A in a broader case that it seems like Republicans are going to be making for the American public heading into election season, which is about the overreach of Biden appointees and government agencies in general. There was a lot of antipathy towards Gary Gensler for his refusal to comply with Republican requests for oversight. Ranking member Tim Scott, for example, called this dereliction of Gensler's duties to the American people. And in general, it seemed like Republican members were gearing up for much bigger fights. Things like the major questions doctrine, which is a new vector for having the conversation about how much authority agencies and unelected officials can claim. Those seem like the battlegrounds that are shaping up in this pre -election season. So the reason that this hits number five at the list is not that there was something really substantive that was said. It's the fact that there wasn't. And indeed, that crypto has become part of a very different narrative, which is something that given that we are just at the beginning of presidential election season, I think we're going to see a lot more of. Now, as to the question of whether crypto not being a hot button congressional issue throughout the rest of the election cycle is a good or bad thing, I think that's a little bit in the eye of the beholder. Certainly, we had a pretty good chance to get some bad legislation on the books during the time when antagonism towards the industry was highest. But at the same time, you have a whole lot of people and a whole lot of companies and a whole lot of institutions that simply aren't going to touch the space with a 10 foot pole until we get some at least basic clarity. I think that if you are in that camp that wants that basic clarity, the best that you can hope for is some very targeted legislation such as common sense stablecoin rules or something like that. Number four on our list today, we have of course, Binance executives leaving. This was the only one that I knew had to be at this certain level. Because of course, four is CZ's favorite thing to say when anyone has anything to say about Binance this year. TLDR three executives left this week from Binance US making the total 13 across the entire conglomerate since June. News broke on Tuesday that Binance US CEO Brian Schroeder was gone. And then on Thursday, the head of legal and the chief risk officer followed suit. Now added to that we have allegations from the SEC that Binance US were not cooperating with document discovery and that their wallet provider is a Binance subsidiary offshore. In other words, effectively a direct allegation from the SEC that Binance lied earlier on in the lawsuit when they said that they would not send client funds to Binance International. Now CZ did come out and address the rumors around Brian Schroeder. He said in the tweet, there's been some speculation regarding recent management changes at Binance US. Brian Schroeder is taking a deserved break after accomplishing what he set out to do when he joined two years ago. Under his leadership, Binance US raised capital, improved its products and service offerings, solidified internal processes and gained significant market share, all of which helped to build a more resilient company for the benefit of our customers. We are grateful for his contributions. Of course, the crypto world falls into basically exactly two camps. The one who followed up that post saying thanks so much for the explanation. Of course, that's it. And the rest of us who are looking at it sort of shaking our head saying, of course, that's the only thing that you can say. So what's actually going on? Well, it seemed for a very long time like Binance had basically no future in the US. It is under absolute assault from basically every regulatory angle. And regardless of what turns up, there's already been a huge impact on market share. It doesn't have access to banks. And at this moment, we're seeing trading volume in the single digit millions for 24 hours, which effectively means it's not doing anything. We've had eight months of online science from that CEO Brian Schroeder. And so it's hard to imagine that there's any real future there. Now at the same time, it's important to remember that Binance doesn't necessarily need the US. It is still by far the biggest exchange in the world, although its market share has decreased as well. And it would be a pretty rational move at this point just to move on to greener pastures. Now that said, it does not at all feel like the regulatory story and the investigative story around Binance is done. And while I'm certainly not rooting for them to have done bad things, because God knows this industry doesn't need another SAM. I also would like whatever's going to happen to happen so we can get on through it. Speaking of SAM at number three, we have FTX selling approved. This has been a big emergent narrative, really more of a fear than a narrative. And the TLDR is that Galaxy Digital has been approved to start selling FTX's liquid crypto assets. FTX has about 3 .4 billion worth of liquid crypto to sell. And Galaxy has been authorized to sell 50 million of that this week and next week, and then 100 million per week after that. There had been some discussion before this approval around whether people could just get their crypto back instead of it being converted to US dollars. But basically, the bankruptcy estate said that that was just impossible based on how messed up things were internally at FTX. Now, why this matters is less the bankruptcy process and more about the market internalizing this deep fear that we have this big multi -billion dollar sell pressure coming right down the pipeline. Lots of people have pointed out that it's not in anyone's interest, Galaxy Digital FTX or any of us, for this group to just mass dump this and create negative price impact. But that hasn't stopped people from being scared. It feels to me like one of the next things we just have to get through and frankly might correspond with another round of negative press around SAM's trial coming up next month. But if we're asking for opinions, get through it, we will. I think the pressure will be less bad than people think it will. And I think there will be a little bit of a rebound narrative when people realize that it is less bad than they anticipated. At number two, we have the SEC but in a different context. The SEC settled their second case against an NFT project this week, that project being Stoner Cats. Now, I did a whole show about this. But basically, the important things about this are one, the SEC saying its jurisdiction extends to NFTs, two, the reasoning for the SEC's jurisdiction extending to NFTs making it seem like their jurisdiction extends to your Magic cards and your anything else as well. Three, for the fact that we are again seeing their strategy of going after smaller projects who have very little incentive to actually defend themselves and much more incentive to just settle and move on with their lives. And four, for the increasingly direct dissents from Hester Purse and Mark Ueda. Now, there are a lot of pieces of that. I don't really want to go into the whole NFT and collectibles argument again. I did that on the show a couple days ago. I will only say here that I do think that overreach in this area potentially undermines SEC authority in the long run, because I don't think it's going to hold up necessarily. I think the bigger thing to watch is once again, the culmination, the crescendo, if you will, and the coming endgame between this SEC and the industry. Now, of course, should the SEC be emboldened by another Democratic administration, things could just continue or even amplify. But it does kind of feel like we are at the period where most of the big shots have been fired, cases against Coinbase, cases against Binance, etc. And now they're back to trying to pick off easy targets that have implications that would lead to the accumulation of their own power. Perhaps once again, this is the reason that the GOP opponents of the SEC have decided to make the issue not crypto per se, but regulatory overreach in general and Gensler's desire specifically to expand his personal authority and the authority of his office in ways that undermine the authority of Congress. In other words, the reason that the Stoner Cats decision gets so high on this list is not so much the Stoner Cats decision. In fact, it's not hard to find people even in the crypto community who don't really want to go out on a limb to defend Stoner Cats. Instead, it's about what it represents in terms of the cycle and where we are in the fight versus the SEC, which leaves us with our number one, which is actually a news story that broke a week ago on Friday, which is Ripple acquiring Fortress Trust. Now, it's not really Ripple acquiring Fortress Trust. That's the number one. It's what has happened subsequent to that. Specifically, the very brief timeline of events is that last Thursday, this is Thursday, September 7th, said that there was an incident and that all client funds were safe. On Friday, however, Ripple announced an acquisition of Fortress, which coming right after that all client funds are safe announcement certainly raised some eyebrows. And indeed, by Monday, back to this week, we found out that this was actually a bailout and that $15 million was stolen from Fortress, which was made whole by Ripple. On Wednesday, Coindesk dug up the incident report from the software partner, and it appeared that the software provider and not Fortress themselves were the ones that had the breach. Although it also doesn't appear that Fortress were really abiding by the best practice security offered by that provider. On Monday, Anchorage Digital co -founder Diego Monica had discussed the issues with housing crypto custody within trust companies that may or may not have the technical expertise to do it safely. Now, it was related to the prime trust wallet incident, which, by the way, happened under the same watch of the guy who was running Fortress Trust. But it's certainly just as applicable here. Diego said it is an integration failure. It is a company that did not have the technical ability to do what they're saying that they do. So you've got multiple layers of why this story matters and why it's at the number one slot. First, you have the significance of this crypto institutional consolidation. Fortress was one of very few custodians, and so seeing them get acquired by Ripple will have Ripple effects for the rest of the industry. Second, I think that it is reflective of the larger brittleness of crypto institutions right now coming off of the chaos of the last two years. The infrastructure for big businesses and major funds and major investors to interact with this industry is very, very bad right now. Now, of course, a lot of that is due to the fallout of things like Operation Chokepoint 2 .0, where it's just getting harder and harder to be banked, for example, to get access to things like banking services and accounting services. But whatever the set of reasons, it has set back and will set back the industry. Obviously, one of the major positive trends that we have in crypto right now is the fact that major institutional players are circling around the edges, starting to wade their nose in. You've got Franklin Templeton adding their ETF application to the mix as a for example, and maybe that should be on the list as well. But it will be a significant barrier for those companies if they're not able to actually interact with these basic services like custody without having to go build it themselves. Now, the most likely outcome in my estimation is that they do, in fact, go build it themselves, that the companies who are good at all of these different parts of the traditional financial sector reapply simply that expertise to the crypto space. And I wouldn't be at all surprised if what happens and how the regulatory stuff resolves is that basically authority to do all these things is given to who the regulators perceive as the adults in the room. Another way of putting this is that in the same way that BlackRock is likely to get the first ETF, because that gives regulators the ability to say, look, we gave it to a safe party, I wouldn't be surprised if you see more and more crypto activity being managed by these storied, vaunted financial institutions that have long term relationships with the regulators themselves. At the same time, of course, there is no crisis without opportunity. And by the end of the week, Swann had announced that they have plans to spin out a Bitcoin only custody service. They announced that they are working with cold storage provider BitGo to develop the service and they are planning to structure it as a trust company. Now they are quite clear that this is a very difficult thing to do, that there is going to be a long period of getting the requisite regulatory approvals. But ultimately, I think it would be a huge boon to the ecosystem for that service to exist, especially from a service provider that Bitcoiners have built trust with. And that ultimately that combination of reflecting where the industry is, and the really low ebbs and hard points of what's happened over the last couple of years. But also the fact that there are multiple paths forward, some which we might prefer to others is why the Fortress Trust Ripple and now Swann situation makes my number one for the week. Anyways, my friends that is going to do it for the weekly recap. Let me know what you thought of this format. Come join us on the Breakers Discord. It's a great place to talk about this. I hope you are having a great fall weekend. And until next time, be safe and take care of each other. Peace.
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A highlight from What is Evangelism?
"For like three years now to try to use some of this more advanced technology to Do sermons and things from so this is the maiden voyage for this Tablet so I have it on paper also in case Technology doesn't work the way it's supposed to Yeah as Pastor John mentioned first let me say thank you Pastor John and Mary and I here and thank you for this opportunity On that back table. There are just a bunch of free books that we bought brought to Bless you guys. There's also tracks back there If you have any questions about any of the books there's books on Probably one of the great little gems back there is called listen up. It's a little booklet on how to listen to sermons Hey John, I didn't see you come in a Lot of great things back there. So please avail yourself of those resources. I'm not taking any of it home And I don't want to those are to bless you guys so The the topic this weekend is We have an evangelism summit. So in this first session I'm gonna be talking about well, what is evangelism and and why do we evangelize? So for some of you guys these this will be you know some basic stuff for you hopefully there'll be something For you to take away that'll be helpful to you in Adam session He'll be talking about how and when we evangelize and then in a final session today. I'll be talking about What about results? trusting God and evangelism, so I'd like to start out if you have your Bibles with you Turn to Romans chapter 1 Romans chapter 1 We're just gonna read verses 16 and 17 and I'll pray again as we get started Romans chapter 1 verses 16 and 17 Paul under the inspiration the Holy Spirit Gives us the Word of God. He says for I am not ashamed of the gospel For it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes To the Jew first and also the Greek for in it. The righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith as It is written the righteous Shall live by faith Let's pray together Heavenly Father. We do bless your name We thank you Lord God for the gospel the gospel that has redeemed Many of the souls in this room. We pray that the gospel would Be effectual for anyone in this room has not been redeemed yet that they would hear the gospel They would hear about your power to save and that they would have a desire to come to you a desire that only you can Put within them Lord God, but we know that it's Lord I pray for Myself today Lord that I would get out of the way of your word. I pray for my brother Adam Who's such a dear friend to my family that you would help us as we teach from your word? That you would bless these Saints and build them up Equip them Lord for the sharing of the gospel the good news of our Lord Jesus Pray that the things that we would say would be in accordance with your word and anything that We would say that was not would be disregarded please God be our help today in this time in Jesus name. Amen Okay, so so sometimes when you want to define Something or speak on a certain subject. There may be a lot of misconceptions or even false definitions of that subject So therefore, you know when you want to do something like that You have to point out the falsehoods about it and and address The wrong definitions of it. So the first thing we actually talk about today is is what evangelism is not Because there's a lot of things I think out there especially in the evangelical church world That are talked about as if they are evangelism, but they're not actually evangelism. Okay, so inviting people to church That might surprise some someone in here. I don't know I'm not that this is not to say that inviting people to church is a bad thing But for so long in the church world People have this idea that well, we have a pastor and so it's the pastor's job to evangelize. That's another misconception It's every Christians privilege to evangelize But inviting someone to church is not evangelism Although it's a good thing Things like you know, I I did evangelism on a university campus for many years and and still do and so there would be various You know free lemonade stands and free cookie stands and things like that and oftentimes these were Ministries that call themselves Christian ministries that were saying that was their form of evangelism. Just giving away free cookies No talk of Jesus. No literature about Jesus Not giving it away in the name of Jesus while that might be a nice kind, you know Merciful thing to do give someone a cookie. It wouldn't be merciful to give me cookies. I don't need cookies In case anybody, you know had any thoughts about that, but that's a nice thing, but it's not evangelism a really popular Evangelical teacher anybody in here ever heard of Rick Warren Rick Warren, he's got this book in the church. The Lord saved me and we used to call it the Bible light It's called the purpose -driven life Rick Warren got on national television several years ago around this time of year around Easter time and he told people They said if you could give people any message What message would you want the world to hear and he said well, I just tell people to give Jesus a try You know try them out for 40 days And if you don't like what you found then, you know, just throw them back kind of, you know But the Word of God says do not put the Lord to the test Jesus is not someone to be tested. He's someone to be worshipped and adored and followed after Another thing that sometimes gets Confused for evangelism is our personal testimony of our having been saved now Our testimony can be evangelism if it includes the gospel in it but have any of you guys ever heard like one of these testimonies where maybe the Lord saved somebody out of a really rough life and There was way more about sin and the way they were living and everything like that It was hardly really even mention of Jesus or his power or anything like that So if you're going to share your testimony with someone of how God saved you, that's a good thing If you've experienced the power of God for salvation in your life, just make sure that you include the gospel in it Sometimes I've heard testimonies that I wondered if it was actually a Christian testimony Because there was nothing about Jesus in it You know a a or na can turn somebody away from Problems in their life like alcohol and drugs, but it won't necessarily redeem their soul if it's got nothing of Jesus To it the Apostle Paul. I think is a great example. He had several opportunities as he was arrested and imprisoned to Share his testimony of what God did in changing his life In Acts 22 he says I Persecuted the way to death the early Christians were called followers of the way Jesus himself said I am the way the truth in the life Paul continued on he said when when God struck him down on the on the road to Damascus He heard a voice that said I'm Jesus of Nazareth who you are persecuting and then at the end of that Defense that he gives for his ministry. He says the God of our fathers Appointed you to know his will This is what God proclaimed to him to see the righteous one and hear a voice from his mouth for you'll be a witness for Him to every one of what you have seen and heard Okay, so Paul speaks of Jesus in his next defense He says that he speaks of the way again, and he says And it is with respect to this this resurrection of the dead that I'm on trial for you today Well, there weren't people not anybody was just running around claiming to be resurrected from the dead They knew he was speaking of Jesus when he said I'm on trial because I'm out preaching the resurrection from the dead in his third defense before King Agrippa Here's an interesting thing. He says that God made him a messenger to the Gentiles that they should repent and turn to God Performing deeds in keeping with their repentance and the very next verse. This is um 26 acts he says I went and told him to repent and turn to God and and continue repenting and Perform good works and keep her repentance and then he says verse 21 for this reason the Jews seized me in the temple and tried to kill me So he says I told him to repent and they tried to kill me Nowadays, there's a preacher probably a lot of you heard of Steve Lawson Excuse me, he said The problem with preachers today is nobody wants to kill them anymore You know, I mean nowadays if if someone's out preaching usually give a testimony Someone assaulted me or spit on me or maligned me a lot of times people, you know Even within the church will look at you like well, what did you do to bring that on? The Apostle Paul when he first was converted thank you, honey When he first was converted the first place he went and preached in they plotted to kill him and And his friends had to lower him in a basket down the wall a city to get out and escape More things that are not the gospel social work Social justice work or political involvement are not evangelism again. These things may complement evangelism, but they're not evangelism Unless there's the proclamation of the gospel Because evangelism the word comes from the evangel The UN galleon we're going to get to that in a minute even a pop Christian apologetics are not necessarily evangelism if they don't include the gospel anybody ever heard the There's a famous quote from a guy named st. Francis of Assisi. It's a preach the gospel if necessary use words Anybody ever heard that it's pretty famous quote. Well friends brothers sisters You can't preach the gospel without words It's impossible. The gospel is a spoken message about Who Jesus is and what he's done? lastly Another thing that is not evangelism is the results that you see from your evangelistic Efforts are not evangelism themselves one pastor said it this way quote. We don't fail in our evangelism If we faithfully tell the gospel to someone who is not converted we fail only if we don't faithfully tell the gospel at all Evangelism itself isn't converting people. It's telling them that they need to be converted and How they can be all right, so we spent a little time there on what what evangelism is Not now. Let's get to our subject. What is evangelism? All right Proverbs 11 30 says the fruit of the righteous is a tree of life and whoever captures souls is wise So I'm going to give you several Definitions of evangelism the word you are going to lead So is used 52 times in the New Testament and the literal meaning is to bring good news or to announce glad tidings specifically the glad tidings of the coming of the kingdom of God in salvation to be obtained in it through Jesus Christ and the things that relate to this salvation I Wouldn't recommend Google as an information source necessarily, but I decided I would Google Evangelism and I actually like their definition. It is the spreading of the Christian gospel by public preaching or personal witness. I Thought that's pretty good for for Google I wouldn't advocate that like getting much information from them the Baptist faith and message of 2000 I Actually really love their their definition of evangelism. It says this listen as carefully. It's really good It is the duty and privilege of every follower of Christ and of every church of the Lord Jesus Christ to endeavor to make disciples of all nation The new birth of a man's spirit by God's Holy Spirit means the birth of love for others We're going to get to that more later Missionary effort on the part of all rests thus upon the spiritual necessity of the Regenerate life and is expressly and repeatedly commanded in the teachings of Jesus The Lord Jesus Christ has commanded the preaching of the gospel to all nations It is the duty of every child of God to seek constantly to win the loss to Christ by verbal witness Undergirded by a Christian lifestyle and by other methods in harmony with the gospel of Christ. What do you guys think? I thought it was pretty good Pretty good. I really liked it Another definition I found is you can tell the gospel to someone by sharing these several simple truths one Let's always remember this the gospel begins with God and so evangelism should begin with God So the first thing we need to tell people is that God is holy. He's the holy creator of all the universe Especially when we're dealing with a culture now Which is a culture of non -offense a culture that's got like a God who's like a genie in the bottle You know, he's just there when I need something or he's there when I got a problem I rub the little genie bottle and Oh God help me now, but that's not who the God of Scripture is. He's a holy God He created all things he created you and me. The next thing we need to tell them is that they're sinners Who deserve God's righteous eternal wrath and there's nothing wrong with saying I was born in the same boat. You were in We were all born the Bible says in Ephesians 2 by nature children of wrath like the rest of mankind The next thing we need to tell them is after they've heard that God is holy and we're sinful They need to hear about one who wasn't sinful. It's Jesus who's fully God and fully man He lived a sinless life and he died on the cross to bear God's wrath in place of all who would believe in him and he rose from the grave in order to give his people eternal life and Lastly is that the only way to be saved from? Eternal punishment in hell is to be wrecked and be reconciled to God is to repent of your sin and Trust in the work of Jesus for your salvation So evangelism is just basically telling others this basic message All right, so that's what is evangelism probably sounds pretty simple I mean there's I've literally got probably 20 scripture references here that support the Bible Showing an evangelism as a spoken message that you can't preach the gospel without words So I'll list them off for you. If you're taking notes, you can write them down Romans chapter 10 verses 10 through 17 mark 16 15 Colossians 128 Colossians 4 2 through 4 a whole slew of them from Acts acts 2 14 3 11 through 26 chapter 4 verses 5 through 12 chapter 8 verses 4 through 8 chapter 10 verses 34 through 43 chapter 13 verses 16 through 52 on and on and on Ephesians 6 19 and 20 1st Corinthians 1 17 Ezekiel 3 17 through 20 The gospel is a spoken message therefore to to evangelize we must Open our mouths and speak Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of Christ. And how will they hear without someone preaching to them or Proclaiming to them. All right, so That is what evangelism is and I and I want to say to I'm intending for There to be interaction So if you've got a question comment Anything like that, please don't don't be afraid or shy to raise it now next Why do we evangelize So I'm putting that question out there for y 'all And what and when I teach I'll just say this I tell my Sunday school class All the time when I ask a question and everybody just sits there looking at me. I say I'll wait So, why do we evangelize brethren John, Good so people will be saved Jason says because we're commanded to you. Yeah, there's not only one right answer to this question Thank You Hannah to glorify God Yeah for our sanctification Yeah, good all good answers anyone else have it have something they'd like to share Amen amen Praise the Lord you don't hear that in a lot of churches today be a doer of the word not a hearer only Deceiving James yourselves says right like if you're not a doer you're just to hear you're deceived Yeah, praise the Lord, I think those are all all great answers yeah, I would I would say first and foremost Right first Corinthians 10 31 whether you eat or drink or all that you do do for the glory of God So whether it's evangelism or anything else we do I would say the first and primary goal is to glorify God and we know that God is glorified through the proclamation of his Son Yeah, we're commanded to Amen, I mean we look at you know, Matthew and He says all authority in heaven on earth has been given to me therefore go and make disciples of all nations baptizing them in the name of the Father Son and Holy Spirit and A lot of times that gets chopped off there, but he actually says in teaching them to obey All the things I've commanded you right, so It's not just to not just to evangelize and leave them there but to make disciples and teach and train those Disciples in Luke he says it in Luke 24 He says that repentance for the forgiveness of sin shall be proclaimed in my name to all nations Acts chapter 1 verse 8 Jesus before he ascends After his resurrection.
A highlight from Incentivizing Immigration Reform for Broken Legislation
"They don't even have to be a Trump supporter. I don't consider myself to be a Trump supporter. I will vote for him if he is running against Joe Biden. I'll vote for a ham sandwich over Joe Biden. Ladies and gentlemen, distinguished guests and my fellow citizens, America's comeback starts right now. From the land of the free and the brave, USA. I love my country, they can't take that away. All righty, welcome back. Financial Guys Podcast here on the Financial Guys Media Network. Mike Speraza in studio today. Have a return guest coming on. We've spoken to a lot on the radio show and on our podcast. Buffalo immigration attorney. I'm going to talk about a little bit national because I saw you won an award there, Matt. Also a national immigration attorney here. Matthew Culkin joining us, but he does have offices right here in Buffalo and we love to say that because we love to support Buffalo businesses. Matt, how are you? I'm great. Thanks for having me back. Absolutely. So let's talk about the thing that you focused on most first. Let's talk about immigration. Every time we've spoken, it's gotten a little bit, I guess, weirder and weirder with what's going on and sadder and sadder with what's going on at our southern border and even our legal side first, but just the world of immigration from what you're seeing and what's going on across the country. Well, basically what has happened is that the Biden administration's non -enforcement policies at the southern border and in the interior of the country have resulted in our immigration courts being completely overwhelmed with backlogged cases, which is going to cripple our ability to be able to ensure that individuals are afforded due process. I mean, everyone that comes to this country is allowed to present their case before an immigration judge, especially if they have expressed a credible fear of return to their home country. And there's no way, given our limited resources, that we will be able to go through that backlog in the remainder of my career, and I'm still relatively young. I'm in the middle half of my career. I don't think I'll see conclusions of these cases until one of my children take over my practice. Yeah, that's obviously a problem. And I think you're seeing that across the board with a lot of these issues. And Matt, to bring it locally, we're talking national immigration here, but locally, what we've seen with the migrant crisis here and what Mark Polenkars has done and his lack of action, calling people like us morally repugnant, those are the types of things, the type of rhetoric they're saying. But you look at Mayor Adams in New York City and you look at Mark Polenkars in Buffalo, they're blaming everybody else for the decisions that they made. And we look locally here, we've had numerous sexual assaults, we've had numerous assaults, we've had a case of tuberculosis, we've had property destroyed, like local hotels and motels. What's it going to take, Matt, for these people to realize that these policies stink and they don't work? Well, I think we're starting to see it because when you have tent cities popping up in Central Park in New York and expensive hotels are being overrun by the refugees that are being housed there and the streets. I just saw a video of migrants who are sleeping literally on the hotels and the line goes around the building. Our asylum system was not designed to allow individuals who want to come to this country simply to make a better life for themselves, to be able to enter the United States into the general population, obtain employment authorization for what could be decades while their case winds itself through the process. And I have a feeling that once these Democrat -controlled cities understand that they don't have the resources to be able to provide for these individuals, that there's going to be a very steep shift in the political landscape.
A highlight from POA4 Extraordinary Activity Put On The Armor A Manual for Spiritual Warfare with Dr. Paul Thigpen Ph.D. Discerning Hears Catholic Podcasts
"Discerninghearts .com, in cooperation with TAN Books, presents Put on the Armor, A Manual for Spiritual Warfare, with Dr. Paul Thickepen. Dr. Thickepen is an internationally known speaker, bestselling author, and award -winning journalist who has published 43 books in a wide variety of genres and subjects, including The Rapture Trap, A Catholic Response to End Times Fever, and The Manual for Spiritual Warfare, the book on which this series is based. In 2008, Dr. Thickepen was appointed by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to their National Advisory Council. He has served the Church as a theologian, historian, apologist, evangelist, and catechist in a number of settings, speaking frequently in Catholic and secular media broadcasts and at conferences, seminars, parish missions, and scholarly gatherings. Put on the Armor, A Manual for Spiritual Warfare, with Dr. Paul Thickepen. I'm your host, Chris McGregor. Well, we've talked about the ordinary act. We do need to touch upon the extraordinary demonic activity. Well, this is the kind of stuff that, you know, that Hollywood likes to glorify. It's extraordinary in that it really isn't as common as just temptation, which is common to every man, woman, and child. By extraordinary activity, we're talking about a destructive work that's more powerful and that manifests itself not only in our thought realm, but also in the physical realm. Most observers of demonic tactics agree that there's certain activities that occur. They often use different labels for them, and so I allow for that in my book. I have a certain terminology. There are others who would use a different terminology. The kind of a whole series of levels of activity, each one a little more serious than the last, that kind of finds its worst form in possession, which is what most people in the world, when they think about demons, that's what they think about. But the first is called infestation. It's demonic activity that's connected to a particular location or an object. So if there's a house, for instance, that's infested, and people often think it's, you know, they call it ghost or something, but it's actually demonic activity. But folks, witnesses in an infested house, may see physical objects moving on their own or seemingly on their own, levitating, flying through the air, disappearing and reappearing in other places. They may smell offensive odors, often like sulfur. They may hear noises they can't explain, like crashes or laughter or screaming. So when people talk about, you know, a haunted house, often that's what we're talking about, something where there's a demonic association with that building or that location. The next level then is what I would call oppression. It describes demonic attacks on a victim's exterior life. So it may be influences on their bodily health, influences on their finances, on their work situation, on their family relations and other social relations. In some severe cases, it may even include physical assaults, invisible blows to the body, a push out of bed or downstairs, mysterious scratches appearing on the skin. I've seen all of these before. A number of saints throughout the ages have spoken about enduring this kind of thing. So St. Anthony of the Desert, St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Ante, Padre Pio, St. Pio of Pietrelcina, a few of those. Next, then would be obsession. That refers to a more severe and relentless form of the struggle in the victim's interior life. It's a wrestling with disturbing thoughts planted by the enemy, but to a degree, not just temptation. So it's an inner torment that can be suffered while you're awake or in nightmares, becomes so intense that the sufferer may seem to be going insane to themselves and to others. There may be visual and auditory hallucinations, persistent temptations to suicide. We have to note that symptoms like this may well have physical causes and mental causes rather than spiritual ones. That's why the church is always careful and insists that those who experience these kinds of afflictions should first approach medical professionals for help before just, instead of just concluding that they're under attack from evil spirits. But then the most serious is possession, the one that's most dangerous and most rare form of extraordinary demonic activity. It involves periodic episodes in which an evil spirit controls the body of the victim, though the victim is usually not aware of what's taking place during that control. And we have several accounts of that in the Gospels, as we've talked about before. So the demon -possessed person may engage in bizarre bodily contortions that would normally be impossible. The body may levitate or act with superhuman strength. The victim may groan, hiss, make animal sounds. An alien voice may speak through the possessed person, sometimes without even the use of their vocal cords. Often they reveal knowledge of hidden things. Are they talking a language unknown to the victim and the victim's never studied? And at the same time, as in cases of infestation, often disturbing and even violent physical phenomena may take place in the victim's presence. And then finally, the victim of demon possession exhibits an extreme, sometimes violent, sense of to revulsion holy things, like the name of Mary and the name of Jesus, to the rites of the church, to a consecrated host, to sacred relics, to sacramental, such as holy water. So that would be the most serious thing. And I always like to make the point that a demon can never possess someone in the sense of owning that person, because all human beings, no matter what they've been through or what they've done, all human beings belong to God. They are his personal possession. Well, we speak of cases of demonic possession in which the enemy has basically become a usurper occupying the human body that was created to be indwelt by the Holy Spirit instead. Now one of the reasons why we are going over again this particular part of our conversation is to know the battle. And it doesn't necessarily mean that we're called to be the Navy SEALs that are called to go out there and engage in, OK, now we know what it is, so we're going to go out and deal with it. It's important, as you said, at certain levels that, yes, medical professionals absolutely have to be working in relationship with a person afflicted. In many cases now, Paul, isn't it true that in dioceses around the United States, as well as around the world, that if there are those who feel that they are encountering this, that they can go to the Chancery or maybe even to the local parish, and they will be able to work together to help bring that person once again to wholeness? Yes, and that's so important. If you're at the place where your sense is that it's beyond the ordinary and these other things, you find a priest that you're confident in and you trust, and lay it before them. If you have to go to several priests, but go and give them a chance to help you figure out if it may be something else than what you're thinking. They can make references, refer you to medical professionals who can help you to kind of rule those things out, and the church won't allow you to go through something of a major exorcism without having kind of ruled out the other things. But the church is there, resources are there to help you. Our Lord Jesus, who cast out demons very easily, has given his authority to them, and powers don't always come out with just a word because they're complex situations that involve kind of healing that has to go on in the soul, and sometimes a renunciation of certain things before it can all happen, but completely. If you have a trained exorcist, they'll know what to do. So the church has that help, and go to the church for sure while I'm meeting more and more folks who, you know, are, well, I hear there's this spiritual healer, you know, and often it's someone who's not even of a Christian background, but some kind of New Agey thing. Either you don't want to go that direction because folks who don't have the authority that Christ gave to, you know, leaders of his church, they can just get you into worse trouble than ever. Yeah, you can look at the Scriptures for an example, the one that jumps in my mind is Saul, King Saul, when he chose to go to an oracle because he was feeling, can we say, maybe oppressed or something like that, I'm not trying to diagnose this situation, but to the point where he went to the oracle to summon up Samuel, and it ended up leading to not only her madness, but to his. Well, it's just a very dangerous thing. Like I said, you know, in the book of Acts, you know, the other example where you have the seven sons of Seva who fancied themselves exorcists, and they see St. Paul casting out you out in the name of Paul or Jesus or whatever name they used, and the thing just looks at them and you can just hear the smirk and the words, Paul I know and Jesus I know, but who are you? And then jumps on them, you know, but especially folks, you know, kind of occult healers and that kind of thing. There's certain cultures that, you know, just have a tradition of this, it's extremely dangerous. Sometimes, you know, people accuse Jesus of casting out demons by the prince of demons, and in this case, it's almost like that, that they're not really casting them out, but by, they themselves can be demonically influenced in a way that will, you know, if there's actually a demonic power that's somehow oppressing someone, and they go to one of these healers who's actually demonically connected, yeah, that person can appeal to the demon, lay off of them for a while, and they'll seem to think, you know, they'll look like maybe they've been healed or helped. It's the wrong way to go about it because it's not the authority of Jesus that's overcoming the thing. It's just, you know, orders from a higher demon, so to speak. You have to be really careful. And I think it needs to be said, too, here, and I hope you agree, Paul, that as we spoke about the ordinary activity, that of temptation that is done, that even in this extraordinary activity, demonic activity, that trained exorcists will say that there, it usually begins with an entry point, you know, a demonic entry point. There's a point in which it's not necessarily where the guy's just walking down the street and all of a sudden, boom, this happens to him. I'm not going to say that it can happen that way, but most of the time, the overwhelming majority of the time, it's because there is some type of activity, whether it was an assault as a child or it's something that the person agreed to participate in, it might be a violent act that was perpetrated. There's usually some moment or a series of moments where this activity enters into the person's life and then it manifests itself into a greater situation. And that's when those who are trained in this area are able to untie those knots to get to those layers. Am I presenting that properly? Yeah, I think so. I'm certainly no expert in exorcism and I've never trained and I'm not a priest, so I couldn't be an exorcist, but I hear the same thing from those who are trained that often there is some particular point of access. And again, it's not necessarily that the person makes a choice to do something, but something could be done to them or they could even just move into a house that is infested for whatever reason because there's some earlier resident called some of the powers and into there by what they did, maybe the Ouija board or something, who knows. And that's why you do need some trained folks because it's not just so simple as snap my fingers, the devil's gone. There are certain kind of principles that seems to be of demonic activity like that that an exorcist is trained to look at, to understand and to begin to, as you say, untie the knot because these things usually are complicated knots because you still need the will of the victim to cooperate with what's going on. There needs to be some part of them that is saying, I want to be free of this and I will do what I need to to be free of this. And if it means renouncing what I did, you know, by going to that channel or going to the Ouija board or whatever, or if it means forgiving this person who did this to me or as a part of it, or if it means forgiving myself, making reparation in something, some demonstration that my will is to do the will of God and to be free, you know, always gets to me that one time, I don't want to read too much in it, but in the gospel where there's a man who's been ill all his life, he's lame all his life and Jesus looks at him and says, do you want to be healed? And that's always struck me that sometimes that's a question he has to ask us through the priest, through the counselor, through the exorcist that we go that far, do you want to be healed? Because it's going to require some cooperation on your part.
Is Joe Biden Deliberately Damaging Our Country?
"One of the most difficult things for me to talk about is the damage that a man named Biden is doing to this country. The only thing I'm not certain about is, is it deliberate? Does he want to weaken the country? Of course, it doesn't matter. As you know, I am an action judge, not a motive judger. Motives are too complex in general for us to understand and judge. The human being must judge conduct. If he wanted to hurt this country terribly, then he would do what he is doing. That's the way I will put it. I will give you three examples, all from recent reports in the Wall Street Journal. We'll begin with California's assault on trucks. You probably don't know about this because the press is part of the Democratic Party. It's as simple as that. An accelerated ban on diesel fleets will wreak havoc on the industry. That's right, listen to this. Climate policy keeps colliding with economic and technological reality and California is ground zero. The state's latest efforts is a forced sprint to ban diesel trucks with no concern for costs or consequences. That, of course, is the signal feature of all left -wing thought. That is that there is, as they put it, no thought or concern for costs or consequences.
A highlight from Prioritizing Academic Achievement in the Education System
"You couldn't pay me a million dollars a year to do his job, Mike. Why? If I'm not getting shot at or assaulted, if I actually do my job, there's a potential that I lose my job and get arrested. Why would you want to do that job? And then we wonder why we have less police officers. Welcome to another Financial Guys podcast. I'm Mike Hayflick, along with Mike Speraza. Mike, back after a beautiful Labor Day weekend. Yeah. It seems like the summer finally turned into summer here in the last week of the, uh, you know, no school times because it's been weird all summer, rain, warm, cold, windy. And then this weekend was pretty much perfect from Friday on. Beautiful. Yeah. I mean, I'm thinking middle of August to like middle of October that might be the best weather maybe in the country. I mean, it's calm. It's like 55, 60 at night, 75, maybe even 80. It's gorgeous. I don't know why more people don't come here in the summertime because it's really a great place to be. I do feel bad for kids though, because they're going back to school and 90 degrees schools and that's never fun. Yeah. The heat wave comes at the worst time. Yeah. Feel for those kids. 90 degrees in a school with no air conditioning is not fun. I remember. Well, they're just going to have to suck it up. I remember walking to school and like three foot snow uphill, both ways, six miles, eight miles home. I mean, I don't know how that could happen, right? Yeah. But they'll remember, but in the wintertime when it's not 90, they will, well, I'll be going, ah, we wish it was hot and humid again. That's right. So, um, so football season is upon us, Mike, um, massive upsets in college football already. Um, Colorado led by Deion Sanders and his son at QB, um, upsets Texas Christian university, TCU, a ranked team. And then last night, Duke, Duke, who's known for basketball, right? Yep. They ended up beating Clemson of all teams. Um, so are you into college football too? I am. I'm actually all in on the Deion Sanders train right now, too. I love what he's done with that program. I love his, his fire. He's never scared of anything. Uh, I love that. That was, that game was a lot of fun. I don't know if you watched that live, Mike, that was, um, back and forth. I think 80 points were scored in the game. It was wild kick returns, interceptions, touchdowns. I mean, you name it. They had it in that game. It was awesome. What's cool. I think, and I'm not saying like, you know, losing sucks, but some teams have lost for so long. And then to see a coach, the Clemson coach with his head down and he's just, he's shocked. That his team can possibly lose that his team could possibly be throwing picks. And, and, you know, at the very key moments in the game, like I like that because then it shows other losing teams, like with, you know, the history of losing that, yes, if you just work your ass off, you know, come together, get the chemistry, get a leader like a Deion Sanders to come in and say, I believe in you. Don't let anyone in the news tell you otherwise. I love that. Well, that's why I like him. And, you know, to bring it to politics, like it's, it's, it's, it's the Trump model, right? Of just I'm going to tell you how I feel and I'm going to, I'm going to prove what I say. And it's fun, right? I mean, you, you need, there's going to be a lot of people that hate him out there. I'm not one of them. I think he's awesome. But he's got that the bravado, right? Like I'm not scared of anything. I'm going to tell you how I feel. And you're right, Mike, we're going to go from zero to a hundred and it's going to take us five minutes instead of taking us 50 years. And he did that, right? I mean, not to say they're going to win a national championship this year, but they're going to compete every week, right? And this is a program that has stunk for the better part of two to three decades, right? So they're going to be, they're going to be pretty good. We're going to be fun to watch. And it's going to be fun to see the show of Deion Sanders. Cause I love it. And his son is a stud too, by the way, his quarterback son is a stud. All right. Now how about your grand Island Vikings? Yeah. Yeah. 35 nothing win on Friday. So that's a good start to the season. Nice. Very good. We'll see. We'll see what happens here. North Tonawanda coming up this week, but, beat up Newport 35 -0 last Friday night or this Friday night, I should say a couple of days ago.
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Libby Emmons Exposes Biden's Interference in 2024 Election
"Libby Emmons, welcome to the show, editor -in -chief of The Post Millennial. Thanks Andrew. Thanks for having me on. Of course. So Libby, you and I were texting back and forth earlier this morning about some of the logical, I guess what would you say, the breaks in the logic of the left and their assault on President Trump, trying to get Trump at all costs it seems. They're even willing to risk this boomerang of a live televised trial in Fulton County. They don't seem to care, but their logic is flawed. And you exposed something and I thought it was fantastic. I wanted you to come on and explain it to our audience. What do they have on Trump that they don't also have on Biden? Can you break this down for our audience? Yeah, so this is something that I found remarkably interesting as we came to the indictments and all of this. In 2019, when Trump was impeached by the US House of Representatives, one of the things that he was impeached for in December 2019 was for election interference in the 2020 presidential election. You remember that Biden announced in 2019 in April that he was going to be running for president and then we had, you know, Trump was the president. He was also running for reelection. And in 2019, you had the US House accusing Trump of election interference into an election that had not happened yet. And their reasoning was because he had made a phone call to President Zelensky of Ukraine inquiring as to Biden's involvement in the firing of a prosecutor called Viktor Shokin. So if I can just read from the impeachment. Yeah, so they said that Trump interfered in the 2020 election. Of course, this was months and months prior to the election, saying he did so through a scheme or course of conduct that included soliciting the government of Ukraine to publicly announce investigations that would benefit Trump's reelection, harm the election prospects of a political opponent, namely Joe Biden, and influence the 2020 United States presidential election to his advantage. So the US House determined that Trump interfered in an election that had not happened yet because he asked for an investigation into Biden's activities in Ukraine with the firing of this prosecutor, which has its own entire backstory. However, Joe Biden, his Department of Justice, is currently prosecuting a political opponent of his. So how is that not election interference?
A highlight from John Amanchukwu
"Welcome to the Eric Metaxas Show. We'll get you from point A to point B. But if you're looking for point C, well buddy, you're on your own. But if you wait right here, in just about two minutes, the bus to point C will be coming right by. And now, here's your Ralph Kramden of the Airways, Eric Metaxas. Hey there folks, welcome to the show. We have a guest on who, man, I don't even know how to start. First of all, I'll try to pronounce his name correctly. John Amanchukwu. I got John correct. I think I got Amanchukwu correct. John Amanchukwu is someone I've come to admire tremendously. He's in North Carolina. He's been a pastor for years. He is a brave voice in the midst of the madness, one of the bravest voices. And it's my privilege to have him as my guest for this hour. John, welcome. Hey, thank you so much, Dr. Eric, for having me on your show. You can't call me Dr. Eric because I'm not a doctor, but you can call me whatever you want. Could you call me the Commodore or Admiral? I'd prefer, I really prefer that. But no, seriously, you have been such a brave voice and people have seen you, you know, probably on Instagram reels or whatever. Tell my audience, because this is, it's always better when my guest tells the story, but you've been a brave voice speaking out against the, what would be a nice term for it, of satanic lunacy profoundly sexual material being given to children in our schools. Very tough for most of us to believe that this is happening, but it has been happening. You've been exposing it and you've been bravely speaking against it. So let's just start, John, with how did you get involved in this? At what point did you say, I'm going to step up and start confronting crazy these abusers. Cause that's what they are abusers of our children. How did that start for you? Well, I've been involved in this kind of work for the past 20 years. I joined a church in college called upper room church regarding Christ. I joined at the age of 19 and the senior pastor is a Bishop Patrick Langwood and senior. And he says that our church is a cause driven church. You know, we believe that there is a cause in Christ. There's a cause in the marketplace for us to bring our biblical worldview to it, to engage the culture and to fight against evil and wickedness. Isaiah five 20 says, well, to those who call evil, good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness. And so we've just been on the front lines on the abortion clinic issue, fighting against fatherlessness and the black community. And now even with this indoctrination in the public school system, now, some people call it indoctrination. Some people call it grooming, but I like to call it mental rape. That's the best way for me to define what has taken place in the public school system. I call it mental rape because it assaults the soul. It stains the brain and it robs children of their innocence. When you accessible for kids, K through 12, a child is going to pick that book up. And I went out to Asheville and spoke about a book entitled it's perfectly normal. That book is for kids 10 and up it's hardcore porn. It's not soft born it's hardcore porn. That book gives Hugh Hefner a run for his money. When you open the book, it depicts images of heterosexual sex and homosexual sex. Why do 10 year olds need to see and learn how you should have lesbian sex at the age of 10? That's disgusting. That's evil. It's mental rape. There's an assault taking place upon children. And there's a critical point that's being left out of the equation. And that's the church. The church is not engaging. We need some modern day, Carl Bartz. We need some Martin modern day, Martin Nemo is we need some people who are willing to engage the culture and tell the church, listen, we are not supposed to be co -opted by the state. The state is not supposed to run the church. And when we go into a public school, we have this thing called parental choice. Some call it rights, but I call it parental choice. I call it a parental parental choice because our rights come from God as parents, but choice parents have a have the choice and the knowledge of being able to assess and know what's going on in the public school system and to have the freedom and the liberty to push back when there is an assault upon their children.
Pastor John Amanchukwu's Battle Against Satanic School Grooming
"John Amanchukwu is someone I've come to admire tremendously. He's in North Carolina. He's been a pastor for years. He is a brave voice in the midst of the madness, one of the bravest voices. And it's my privilege to have him as my guest for this hour. John, welcome. Hey, thank you so much, Dr. Eric, for having me on your show. You can't call me Dr. Eric because I'm not a doctor, but you can call me whatever you want. Could you call me the Commodore or Admiral? I'd prefer, I really prefer that. But no, seriously, you have been such a brave voice and people have seen you, you know, probably on Instagram reels or whatever. Tell my audience, because this is, it's always better when my guest tells the story, but you've been a brave voice speaking out against the, what would be a nice term for it, of satanic lunacy profoundly sexual material being given to children in our schools. Very tough for most of us to believe that this is happening, but it has been happening. You've been exposing it and you've been bravely speaking against it. So let's just start, John, with how did you get involved in this? At what point did you say, I'm going to step up and start confronting crazy these abusers. Cause that's what they are abusers of our children. How did that start for you? Well, I've been involved in this kind of work for the past 20 years. I joined a church in college called upper room church regarding Christ. I joined at the age of 19 and the senior pastor is a Bishop Patrick Langwood and senior. And he says that our church is a cause driven church. You know, we believe that there is a cause in Christ. There's a cause in the marketplace for us to bring our biblical worldview to it, to engage the culture and to fight against evil and wickedness. Isaiah five 20 says, well, to those who call evil, good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness. And so we've just been on the front lines on the abortion clinic issue, fighting against fatherlessness and the black community. And now even with this indoctrination in the public school system, now, some people call it indoctrination. Some people call it grooming, but I like to call it mental rape. That's the best way for me to define what has taken place in the public school system. I call it mental rape because it assaults the soul. It stains the brain and it robs children of their innocence. When you accessible for kids, K through 12, a child is going to pick that book up.
A highlight from Dont Tread on Me
"We're proud to announce our brand new ACLJ Life and Liberty Drive. Our legal teams will be focusing on the issues that you, our ACLJ members, have told us matter the most to you, life and religious liberty. Join the ACLJ in the fight to keep America free. Dennis Prager here. Thanks for listening to the daily Dennis Prager podcast. To hear the entire three hours of my radio show, commercial free, every single day, become a member of Pragertopia. You'll also get access to 15 years worth of archives, as well as the daily show prep. Subscribe at Pragertopia .com Hello, everyone, and welcome to the Dennis Prager show. It is Wednesday, August 30th, 2023. My name is Julie Hartman. I am the host of the Dennis and Julie show, or I should say the co -host of Dennis and Julie, alongside Dennis Prager. That premieres every Monday on the Salem News Channel. I am also the host of my own three times weekly show, Timeless with Julie Hartman, which is on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays on the Salem News Channel. You can also catch those two shows, Dennis and Julie and Timeless, on the Julie Hartman YouTube page, and of course, you can download them on Apple and Spotify. It is great to be with you. To begin this morning, we're going to talk about a 12 -year -old Colorado student, who on Monday was kicked out of class for having a Gadsden flag patch on his backpack. For those who don't know what that is, the Gadsden flag patch, it is the don't tread on me flag that sometimes you see flying around the United States. According to the school district, which kicked this child out of class, that Gadsden flag is only flown in Trump 2020 flag flying white supremacist neighborhoods, which is obviously a lie, and not to mention insulting. This story, I think, provides a pretty apt synopsis of the state of American education for two reasons. First, the teacher who kicked this boy out of class falsely said that the Gadsden patch had, quote, origins with slavery. That is not true. This patch was actually made in the 1770s during the American Revolution, and the slogan don't tread on me was intended to be a message to the British that the American colonists who were rebelling against their rule were no longer going to put up with the British treading on them. That is the first thing that reveals the state of American education because it is very common nowadays for the content in schools to be taught incorrectly. Then the second reason why it says kind of everything you need to know about the state of our country's school system is that in addition to teaching the wrong content, students are being politically persecuted. There was another story in Massachusetts just about three or four months ago where a young 12 -year -old boy, Liam Morrison, was also sent home from school because he dared to wear a t -shirt that said there are only two genders. This is an ever -growing phenomenon in our country, but let's go here to this article I'm reading from American Greatness. On Monday, so two days ago, very recent, a Colorado Springs charter school removed a middle school student from class for having a Gadsden flag patch on his backpack, alleging falsely that the patch had origins with slavery. A video circulating on X features a Vanguard school administrator explaining to 12 -year -old Jaden and his mother why the boy was pulled from class. The confrontation has gone viral, and due to negative publicity, this is great news, the boy was allowed to have the patch in place when he returned to school on Tuesday. That is totally the right strategy. What happened is that Jaden and his mother were so outraged by Jaden being sent home from school that they went public with this clip. They were on Sean Hannity on Fox News. I believe that they also spoke with Tucker Carlson, or at the very least, Tucker Carlson covered this story. That is the right approach. When something insane happens, whether it's in your child's school or in your workplace, you have to go public with it. That is the only way that we are going to expose the rot of wokeism and try to get it unraveled. This past Monday, in addition to being the day that 12 -year -old Jaden was sent home from school, also marked the 60th anniversary of the March on Washington, where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered the famous I Have a Dream speech. In addition to Martin Luther King's great activism, nonviolent activism, the thing that ended the racist Jim Crow laws in the South was the fact that Americans were seeing the discrimination against black people on their televisions. The start of cable TV, or at least the popularity of cable TV in the 50s and 60s in contributing to the civil rights movement cannot be underestimated. It is because people started taking video of black people in the South being hosed down by police officers, having dogs unleashed on them. And in the court of public opinion, the Jim Crow laws and other racist measures that were present in the South no longer became acceptable because people were seeing with their own eyes how disgusting it was. That is what we need to do now in this arguably new civil rights era in our country. We need to go public, show video, send audio of a teacher berating a student. So I just thought that was interesting that on the same day that this child was sent home was the same day that Martin Luther King delivered that speech. Similar lessons can be gleaned from both of those experiences. Continuing from American greatness, this is a quote from the school administrator. The reason that we do not want the flag, the reason that we do not want the flag displayed is due to its origins with slavery and the slave trade. The Gadsden flag, the surprised mother responded to which the administrator replied the don't tread on me flag. The mother asked what would happen if Jayden removed the patch and the staffer answered flatly the bag can't go back if it's got the patch on it because we can't have that in and around other kids. They're talking about this patch like it has cooties, like if you get within five feet of it, you are going to get a highly contagious deadly flu. We can't have this around other children. Lest they get infected with the imaginary bigotry of the Gadsden flag patch, the mother shot back. Yeah, it has nothing to do with slavery, I love this. The mother is teaching the teacher. That's like the Revolutionary War patch that was displayed when we were fighting the British. Thank you Jayden's mother for teaching basic elementary history to an elementary school teacher. The administrator responded, I am here to enforce the policy that was provided by the district. This is such cowardice. It's not me who's doing this, even though I'm the one who sent the child home. It's a policy. I'm just hiding behind the policy. The mother and son pointed out that other Vanguard kids, Vanguard is the school in Colorado, are allowed to have other various patches on their backpacks. That's exactly right. I bet that there are students at that school who have come in with Black Lives Matter patches or pride patches or even t -shirts with those symbols. Why is that okay? Arguably Black Lives Matter, not just arguably, I mean it's pretty evident, Black Lives Matter is far more offensive of a flag than the Gadsden flag. Black Lives Matter is a Marxist organization which advocated for uprooting the Western prescribed notions of the nuclear family. The Black Lives Matter organization has accumulated billions and billions and billions of dollars that has gone absolutely nowhere to places that would actually help black people. They purported to raise this money for bail funds and for scholarships and for public school funding. What we have found out is that it has actually gone into the pockets of the founders so that they could buy $6 million mansions here in Los Angeles. Those billions of dollars were also used to, actually they were used for bail funds, but they were used to bail out violent rioters who set buildings aflame. Those riots in 2020 killed 25 people, many of whom were black. But the Black Lives Matter flag is okay. I bet you there would be no issue, but the Gadsden flag, oh yes, that is bigotry. How about the pride flag? You know, pride no longer represents tolerance of those with different sexual identification. It a represents movement that seeks to condone the genital mutilation of young children in the name of so -called gender affirming care. Is that offensive? Would that flag be allowed in schools? I bet you it would. 1 -8 Prager, 776 -1877 -243 -777 -6. Back in a moment. Precious metals, it's imperative that you buy from a trustworthy and transparent dealer that protects your best interests. So many companies use gimmicks to take advantage of inexperienced gold and silver buyers. Be cautious of brokers offering free gold and silver or brokers that want to sell you overpriced collectible coins claiming they appreciate more than gold and silver. What about hidden commissions and huge markups? Nick Grovitch and his team at AmFed always have your back. I trust this man. It's why I mention him by name. Nick's been in this industry over 42 years and he's proud of providing transparency and fair pricing to build trusted relationships. If you're interested in buying or selling, call Nick Grovitch and his team at AmFed Coin and Bullion, 800 -221 -7694, americanfederal .com, americanfederal .com. Triple G has notified me that we actually have a clip of this recording of the administrator telling 12 -year -old Jaden, the Colorado student, that he could not wear the Gadsden flag patch on his backpack. I just want to play a minute of the video for you so that you can hear this. And for those of you who are watching the show on the Salem News Channel, you will see that this boy is so polite. He's clean cut. He has a nice shirt on and he's sitting there, you know, with his hands clasped together and he's just nodding and taking it in, incredibly dignified and polite. He didn't say anything like, come on, this is ridiculous. What the heck is going on here? He handled that with such class. His mother should be proud. Let's hear a minute of this clip. Thank you. Do they know what the Gadsden flag is? It's a historical flag. So there, the reason that they do not want the flag, the reason we do not want the flag is due to its origins with slavery and slave trade. That is what was, that's the reason behind the Gadsden flag. The don't tread on me, which is the Gadsden flag. Okay, so he, what's going to happen if he doesn't take it all? He, I mean, he is able to go, I was actually just telling him, like, I was upset that he was missing so much school. I'm like, ah! So I asked him, can he just take his stuff out of his bag and go back to class? Like, I just want him to go back to class. The bag can't go back. It's got a patch on it, because we can't have that in and around other kids. So that's what I was trying, and then he said you were close, so I was like, oh, okay. It's amazing that this administrator is saying, you know, I hate that he's missing school. He's missing school because of you, my friend, or not my friend, my enemy. All right, reading continuing from American Greatness, the head of the school told Jaden's mother that the patch was, quote, disruptive to the classroom environment, and that the boy was welcome to return to class on Tuesday, but only if he removed the patch, okay? Because of its creator's history and because it is commonly flown alongside Trump 2020 flags, the Confederate battle flag, and other white supremacist flags, some may now see the Don't Tread On Me flag as a symbol of intolerance and hate or even racism. Oh, gosh. We could spend the entire three hours on that quote. Okay, so many lies in that one sentence. But they're saying that Trump 2020 flags are white supremacist flags. How is that not political persecution? So half this country are white supremacists, really? And then I love this line here. Some may see it as a symbol of intolerance, hate, or even racism. Welcome to the tyranny of the minority. If one person is made to feel uncomfortable by that flag, the entire school has to go along with that person's preferences. This child has to be sent home. As the administrator said, he loses out on learning because this one person may, in a hypothetical world, be uncomfortable. So this is interesting because let's look at these four adjectives that were used to describe this patch, disruptive, intolerant, hateful, and racist. We live in a world where there is such a profound assault on truth. And what comes alongside that assault on truth is an assault on the objective meaning of words, because that's basically another way of saying the truth, that words hold a objective, truthful meaning. You know, when people say, well, what's the harm of calling a man a woman or a woman a man? What's the harm of saying words are violent? This is the harm, because when words lose their objective meaning, the rules and the standards that are associated with those words also lose their objective meaning, and then all havoc breaks loose. There is this standard in American public education. It was established in a Supreme Court case in 1969. The case is called Tinker versus Des Moines, Iowa School District. And it dealt with the fact that students came to class wearing Vietnam War or anti -Vietnam War wristbands, and they were asked to remove those wristbands. And this case went all the way up to the Supreme Court, and the court established what's called the Tinker standard of regulating speech in schools, because they had to balance the fact that sometimes it is necessary and even good to regulate speech in schools for disciplinary reasons, but also respecting the fact that students have First Amendment rights. So they established this standard, which essentially says that students have a right to express political speech, wear shirts, wear backpack stickers, wear wristbands. As long as that speech is not disruptive to the classroom and does not infringe on the rights of other students to learn. So here we see that this school district in Colorado is saying that Jaden's backpack patch is disruptive. And so if we are now calling a backpack patch disruptive, then it means that they can lawfully tell Jaden to go home and get rid of it, because the Tinker standard says that they have a right to censor speech that is disruptive. Once the objective meaning of words change, then that paves the way for the objective meaning of rules and standards associated with those rules to change. Another story that we will cover in this hour is this Spanish soccer league craziness where the head, I believe it was, of the Spanish soccer league went up and kissed one of the female players after the Spanish female soccer team won the World Cup. This kiss, which by the way I do not condone, you shouldn't kiss someone if it is unwanted or without their consent, but this kiss is now being called sexual assault. And this man who planted the unwanted kiss on the female soccer player is under criminal investigation for sexual assault, which in Spain, as in the United States, carries prison time as a potential punishment. Another perfect example of the way that if we change words, then we change the laws associated with those words. Because now if a kiss is called sexual assault, then you can be prosecuted or brought to trial for alleged sexual assault if you kiss someone. This is very scary. That is why conservatives make such a fuss when words are used improperly, because it leads to a slippery slope. And by the way, this is going to affect all of us. There are going to be many people, we're already seeing it happen, who are going to be fired from their jobs or sent home from school for supposedly being disruptive or racist when they're not. We have calls. We'll take them in the next segment. 1 -8 Prager 776 -1877 -243 -7776. I'm eager to hear your reactions. Back in a moment. Mike Lindell has a passion to help you get the best sleep of your life. He didn't stop at the pillow. Mike also created the Giza Dream bed sheets. These sheets look and feel great, which means an even better night's sleep, which is crucial for overall health. Mike found the world's best cotton called Giza. It's ultra soft and breathable, but extremely durable. Mike's latest deal is the sale of the year for a limited time. You'll receive 50 % off the Giza Dream sheets, marking prices down as low as $29 .98, depending on the size. Go to MyPillow .com, click on the radio podcast's square, and use the promo code Prager. There you'll find not only this amazing offer, but also deep discounts on all MyPillow products, including the MyPillow 2 .0 mattress topper, MyPillow kitchen towel sets, and so much more. Call 800 -761 -6302 or go to MyPillow .com and use the promo code Prager. Welcome back to The Dennis Prager Show. I'm Julie Hartman, your guest host for today. We are discussing the fact that this 12 -year -old boy in Colorado was sent home from school on Monday for wearing a Don't Tread On Me patch on his backpack. The school said that he had to remove it. In order to return to school, he and his mother went public with a recording of the administrator admonishing him. And the public outrage over this incident led to the school allowing Jaden to come back with the patch on his backpack. I should also note that the school announced that they would be canceling Parents Night due to quote, unforeseen circumstances. Clearly, they do not want to face some questions about this incident. Let's go to Steve in Chicago, Illinois. Hi, Steve. Thanks for calling in. Yeah, Julie, thanks a lot. So, here's where I'm going to part company with you, okay? Whatever happened at School of Colorado sounds ridiculous, okay? But you beat it like a dead horse a thousand times to make it sound as if this is commonplace. You talk about transgender issues, and Dennis Prager does it nonstop. And what you do, and the way to deceive people, okay, which is what I think you and Dennis do, is to omit from your discussions and your narrative other information that would make what you're saying completely false, okay? What is that information that we are omitting? Well, I'll tell you. I'll tell you. You guys beat this transgender drum like they are going to take over the world and destroy civilization. The fact is - When have we ever said those words? That they're going to take over the world and destroy civilization? I listen to Dennis all the time. It's incessant. And the fact is, is there are very few transgender people relative to the population, okay? That's true. Most of us will never meet a transgender person. The few people who are transgender are afflicted with a horrible psychiatric illness, okay? They deserve empathy. No one is forcing them to undergo any transgender hormonal treatment. I'm going to pause you there, Steve. I don't mean to cut you off, but just for the sake of time, I'm going to pause you and I'd like to continue a discussion, but I have to cut in. You are right, Steve, that there is a relatively low number of transgender individuals relative to the population, which is why I ask the question, why is teaching that gender is non -binary and fluid becoming so mainstream if this is so rare? And I encourage you, Steve, and anyone listening who may agree with his disagreement of Dennis' position and my position, I encourage you to read the California Department of Education codes, the Arizona Department of Education codes, New Jersey, Michigan. Many states, blue states around the country, in these codes have things that say that you should teach kids that gender is non -binary. In New Jersey, they say that you should not refer to children using gendered pronouns. Here in Los Angeles, the LAUSD, which has about 450 schools under its jurisdiction, has monthly Rainbow Club meetings where students as young as four years old are subjected to drag queen story hour. This is not a fringe thing. This is very mainstream, and they are also taught these radical gender codes. I agree that people who are experiencing gender dysphoria deserve empathy. That is why I, and I feel comfortable speaking for Dennis, that is why Dennis and I are so disgusted. And that is the word disgusted by this movement, which is saying, legitimizing the fact that it is normal to not feel your gender. These individuals deserve empathy, they deserve therapy, but what they do not deserve is being subjected to doctors and students who are saying, yeah, you're 13 years old or you're 15 years old and you don't feel like your gender, here are some puberty blockers, and by the way, you should have your breasts cut off. This is happening at the Duke University Medical School, Medical Hospital, excuse me, Boston Children's Hospital. This is happening all over the country. I'd like to give Steve an opportunity to respond. We may have to go into the next segment, Steve. We don't have much time. OK. Yeah. What you're saying about people having their breasts, women having their breasts cut off and hormonal blockers, again, it's a misleading narrative you're giving. OK. No, no, no female is going to breast cut off without her consent, without substantial psychiatric involvement. OK. It is not substantial psychiatric involvement. That is not true. You know what? You know what? I've studied this issue. It is true. As have I. As have I. It is very common for these kids. OK, I'm sorry. We're going to have to continue into the next segment. Steve, stay on. We'll pick it up. Back in a moment.
A highlight from The Urgent Need for a Leadership Change with Chrissy Casilio
"Well, everybody now has been saying, oh, he had a really bad August. No, he's had a really bad 12 years. But the difference is he now has an opponent that's shining a light on it. That's that's the difference. Obviously, it has been a particularly bad. But but like you said, there's been a pattern for 12 years of this type of incompetence. Welcome to another Financial Guys podcast with Mike Haeflich and Mike Speraza. Today, we are extremely pleased to welcome Republican challenger to Mark Polenkars for Erie County Executive Chrissy Casilio live and in studio. Chrissy, welcome and thank you so much for being here today. Thank you for having me. I feel a little odd that I'm the only one here not named Mike. Yeah, well, that's a problem in our office. There's a lot of problems between Lomas Haeflich, Mike Shaver, Mike Zimmer. We dominate the office. There's a lot of Mike. Yeah, that's right. And we're sorry if you get whiplash because you feel like you're watching a tennis match here today because you're sort of sandwiched between the two of us. That's OK. So so I knew of your last name, at least just from a lot of the business that your family has done. But can you just tell our audience, our listeners a little bit about yourself? Because I think some might feel like me, like, geez, Chrissy Casilio. OK, let me start Googling and let me just Google the Casilio name. Yeah, of course, you find things on a very highly successful business that you've had based out of clearance. Right. Yes. Yeah. So tell us about yourself. So I'm actually not involved with the family business. I decided to do my own thing. I have my degree in journalism. I thought I was going to be the next Oprah Winfrey. And although maybe not her, maybe she's not a good example. Yeah, she's she's she's getting canceled right now. I don't know. Pre -cancel Oprah. OK, I got it. I have my degree in journalism and I thought I was going to make a career in that. I had worked with WBEN and very quickly I learned where the money actually is, and that was in marketing and PR. So I had the opportunity to switch over. And within my first year of working in marketing at the radio group, I very quickly realized that this was my thing. Fast forward, I have owned Casilio Communications for 10 years. It is a marketing communication agency where clients hire my firm to manage everything for them. All of their marketing, all their communications, internal communications, external communications. We do it all. I'm very proud that the business is 10 years old. I've been doing this for 15 years. And so my business is actually one of the reasons that opened my eyes to everything that was going on. And I'll tell you why. Do I need to tell you about my family or do we skip that over? It's up to you. They're probably really nice people. I mean, I don't want to dismiss them and ignore them. I didn't want to get too far without acknowledging that I'm married to my high school sweetheart. He is a pharmacist. He is a saint. And I have three small kids and they're all excited. What's nice is that they're young enough that they don't really know what's going on. They just know that they think that mommy's a superhero. Lots of excitement. The parades, I'm going to have to do parades no matter what for the rest of my life, for the kids. So I have three small kids. I have a wonderful husband. That aside, my business, one of my clients is a nursing home group. And this is what really was the catalyst in opening my eyes to how things were being run in this community. And I'll tell you why. I have been with them my entire career, before, during and after COVID, and I knew the numbers from what I do because I'm on the communications team, on the PR team. We work together as a team. There's a handful of us. And when Andrew Cuomo had that nursing home order, it was like the grim reaper went through the facilities. And they say, once you see it, you can't unsee it. And when that happened, besides it being tragic enough in itself, I saw Mark Poloncarz and Dr. Bernstein, who I call Dr. Overtime, I saw them do absolutely nothing about that. And I felt like I was going insane because I knew they knew the numbers. I knew that they knew what was going on. And then I knew that they were doing absolutely nothing. And what was astounding to me, I mean, you don't have to be the director of health to know the type of care in nursing homes. It is the most intimate type of care that you will ever, I mean, you're getting your teeth brushed, you're getting dressed. These residents aren't even getting out of bed unless somebody is physically lifting them out of bed. And you're getting help in bathroom situations, right? You're getting hugs and compassion and love. I mean, these people are angels. And so then for some reason, at some point, it got, besides the horrible idea from Andrew Cuomo and the state people, then we had our own Erie County leaders, quote unquote, fail us. And then what bothered me even more than that. So I'll give you then a number of examples. So besides the fact that we were giving them the numbers and I saw they were doing absolutely nothing about it. But, you know, so Poloncar has had his daily COVID briefings and, you know, he'd yell and scold and talk to us like we were children. And he must have gotten some sort of rush being in that type of position. A lot of them did, including the former governor. It definitely went to their head. But I remember this one time that, and I'm going to be careful protecting my client, but I remember this one time he was doing his press conference and he was talking about that there was an outbreak in one of the south towns and he started scolding them. And he was threatening to shut down schools and, you know, putting curfews in place. And I don't even know what at the time it was like, we're going to go and level C, three, four, like blah, blah, blah. And I remember looking at the numbers that he was putting on the screen and I remember the numbers that we had submitted to the county and all but maybe one or two was from that facility, from the facility. That facility was having an outbreak at that time. And he never shared that information. He didn't have to name the facility, but there's a different story, completely different story. If you are giving numbers that there's a case and saying, hey, we might have to get ages your 85 up and they're all at this one facility, but you're going to close on your schools and close on mine, it would have told a completely different story. And he would have been more transparent of what was going on. But here's what I it's funny, some of the stuff you said, because Mike and I just did a morning show and we said the same thing like, are we missing something? Where is the data that we're supposed to be seeing that would change our minds? Because I just haven't seen it yet. Still, it's been three years. I still don't have any data yet that tells me, Mike, shutting down schools was a great choice. Mike, shutting down the economy was a great choice. Mike, you know, doing whatever was a great choice. The only choice that was actually should have been made was the one they didn't make, which was nursing homes. That was the one they should have made. Don't put sick people back in nursing homes. They did that. Remember, though, at the same time, they told us that we killed grandma because we didn't get vaccinated or we don't wear masks. I do want to go to Mark Poloncarz because I think he's a house of cards, obviously. But Mark, Mark has had a lot of opinions on a lot of issues. And for the most part, he's been wrong. Right. And one thing Mark doesn't do, Chrissy, is say I made a mistake. I was wrong ever, ever. I've never heard him say that once. I my one question before we get into his job performance is if you're in that position, let's say, and you may if you're the Erie County executive, you're a governor, you're whatever and you make a mistake. Are you one that would sit there and say to yourself, you know what, I'm going to go to the podium and I'm going to admit my wrongs and I'm going to work on it and get better at what I made the mistake on, because that's what we have to do. I have to call clients all the time and say, I am sorry. I told you I just did it last Friday. I told you a number and it was a different number based on this factor. And I had to man up to that and own that. That's what people have to do in business and life and relationships. Is that something you're willing to do? Have you ever made a mistake? You have to. You have to. Because similar to me, and this is where my business experience comes in. I'm in the same boat as you. Now, I very rarely make mistakes with my clients. I don't know. I would agree. I agree. But you do. But the times that I have I'm I'm my success is based on job performance, not the single mistakes. It's the overall pictures of are my clients satisfied with my performance? And what's amazing to me is how for some reason that doesn't apply in government. Ever. You can mess up time and time again. You can never take accountability. You can never own anything, but you'll get reelected. It's astounding to me. But if I were to do have if the performance of Mark Polancar was happening in a private sector, he would have been fired 11 years and six months ago or his business would have closed or his business would have closed because because people would have been like, no, you you're not good at this job. But that's the sad thing is that money, money speaks. You know, it's tough with incumbents. You're definitely in a position where you have influence and your head gets bigger and bigger and your confidence gets bigger and bigger. And then what happens is that you're no longer serving the people. You're just serving the. What do I want to say? I feel like themselves, like they're serving themselves in their little inner circle, like I think they're so afraid they're going to let their their friends, their family down at the expense of of all of us. Right. The people that they're really supposed to be caring about. Well, I will say what I have found, particularly with Polancars and again to my earlier statement, once you see it, you can't unsee it. And decisions are being made for climbing the political ladder. Decisions are being made to appease Albany, appease the federal government so that he can feel good about going and saying, I have a good relationship with Albany. I have a good relationship with the federal government, but completely ignoring the fact that that relationship is actually causing this community more harm than good. Right. Right. And now, I mean, just let's bring it up to basically today, we are now hearing reports, 52 people that were housed in a cheek to our hotel are now being relocated to an Amherst hotel because of a broken sprinkler system. The reporting and again, we're not there to tell you this is right or wrong, but the reporting is that illegal immigrants were hanging clothes lines off of sprinkler systems. And now you've basically turned that hotel into a mess. It's uninhabitable. Correct. Right. So nobody can even be in that hotel now because they have to make repairs. It's not a place that any human being can actually even be in. So now they're going to relocate these people to Amherst. Before that, Republic Steel is going to leave 178 people now seeking jobs. We heard Mark on a Friday afternoon try to justify the what they called the blizzard of 2022 after action review by basically, again, not apologizing and not saying he'd have done anything differently, but by saying, you know, you know, there are some things that have gone wrong of late. But how about this and how about that? And how about you give me a break, essentially? Right. You forget. That report was bizarre. It wasn't actually a report. It was just a pile of papers that have been sitting on his desk for seven months that he just then made public as if that was supposed to mean anything. But like you said, there was no reflection of, OK, from this report, this is our next step. This is our action. There's nothing. I mean, yes, he has said things here and there, you know, but at the end of the day, you had 12 years to do even half the ideas that you were thinking of and you didn't. You got caught being incompetent again and you're just trying to brush it under the carpet. Forty seven people died, right. Forty seven people. That's double what what happened in the blizzard of seventy seven. I was like nine years old. The blizzard of seventy seven had twenty three people die. This was double. And you knew days before that this massive storm was coming from the west days before. And he waits and waits until Christmas Eve. And then he shuts things down. Then he says, oh, we have to shut things down. But by the way, we can't even get emergency vehicles out. So guess what? You're on your own, folks. Like that's essentially what happened. And like I was going to say that to the deaths are tragic enough and sad enough of what happened that day. But then you add into the fact that he told emergency personnel, including police officers, by the way, nobody will be patrolling the streets. That was a legitimate thing that he talked about during this whole thing. Nobody will be patrolling the streets. They're not going to go out. OK, then you have businesses in Buffalo, one of which is a client of mine, get looted and there's food getting stolen. There's anything getting stolen from you. You can't have it both ways, right? You can't say we're going to shut the city down. We're going to shut the counties down. Oh, and then we're also not going to have anybody around to help if somebody's sick or injured or if somebody's business is open or business is able to be looted. And that's what happened. And he took no responsibility for that either. That to me is just as bad as anything, because you essentially told people, we're not here to help you at all. There's another important factor, too. It seems like people are forgetting about November 2014 when we lost, I think it was 14 people then. How many storms are we going to go through where people are stranded, having to spend the night on the Thruway where people are dying? I mean, this this is western New York. It's it's like Florida being caught off guard if there's a hurricane. It's so bizarre. How is there not an action plan in place that's just just like Florida? I mean, you go down there, you see the signs for the hurricane routes. They have the protocols of this. People know what to do. How is it that we just don't have because systems like that need to be in place so that we don't have politicians like Mark Poloncarz putting commerce over the safety of the people. Right. And the systems are there and then you need someone to say we're activating the system. It's like we are now using this this emergency plan. The task force is now out and ready and helping. And but you don't have a guy like him. He slept through the night when he should have probably the day before, maybe even by 10 o 'clock that previous night said we are now shutting the Thruway. We need everyone off the Thruway while they can get off. I mean, I get so fired up over that. I get fired up over the nursing homes, the assisted living. My mom was in assisted living at the time that all happened. And I thought to myself, great, if you want to have people wear masks, hazmat suits, for God's sake, in nursing homes and assisted living, I'm all for that. The little paper masks are probably not even close to being enough in those places for those very, very vulnerable people. And Mike, real quick, I'll say that not even just for covid, for anything. Right. I mean, like those people, if they got a basic flu or a stomach flu or something, they could they could pass away. Sadly, like their their their immune systems are so compromised at that age when they're in there. Like, if you're serious about covid, then be serious about covid. That's my problem with all these people. If you're going to get serious, get serious. If not, don't waste our time with it. Right. And I'm sorry, all I was going to say is I mean, this all seems to culminate into an idea of patterns of behavior, patterns of horrible, horrible job performance behavior. And yet he's still sitting there in office and he still gets a pass by his supporters. I just I just wanted to add to because, again, I was in the thick of it. You had you had your mother, you said that I had 19 facilities across New York State where I'm overseeing the communications of it. I'm I'm receiving the messages of the website of people talking to their parents, of people dying. I saw firsthand the people dying. I saw the messages coming in. Mom, we can't see you. We love you. But the thing that also, you know, I can't speak for the rest of the state. I kind of can. But if you look at Erie County, we had the convention center empty. We had our schools, our universities closed down. We had surgery centers not operating. It's not like we needed to put them in nursing homes. And you think it have the spine and the leadership to say we're not putting them in nursing homes. We have these other options. But it was just this blind like whatever comes from Albany. That's what we're doing. And that's continuing to happen. It's funny because the Buffalo, well, everybody now has been saying, oh, he had a really bad August. No, he's had a really bad 12 years. But the difference is he now has an opponent that's shining a light on it. That's that's the difference. Obviously, it has been a particularly bad. But but like you said, there's been a pattern for 12 years of this type of incompetence. Yeah, here's what I'd say, because I'm going to get into the the second part of Mark Poloncarz himself personally and his attitude and his personal issues. I think you say 12 years, Kristine, I agree he's been here for 12 years and he's been doing certain things for 12 years. But realistically, you only have to look at about the last year, the last eight months to get a picture of who Mark Poloncarz is. And is this who you want as your leader? Right. And we're going to look at here we go again back in January and that's now coming to light. We have we have numerous issues with Mark Poloncarz and, you know, assault. We have been threatening to shoot a process server. Now we have a relationship issue. Look, I've been you said high school sweetheart. I've been married to my high school sweetheart now for five years. I've been together with her for 14. I have never once even as a college and high school kid told her she couldn't leave somewhere. She didn't want to go or or screamed at her outside my home. Yes. Do we argue with our spouses? Of course we do. The last thing I do when I argue with my spouse, I was getting her face. I'm usually like 20 feet away being, you know, we're going back for nothing ever like what they said. That's what rational normal people don't do what he just did this week. And they brush it off like it's OK. Yeah. Like my husband and I, maybe we're the weird ones. We don't even say the F word to each other because you have we set up these boundaries because you have this level of respect and love for each other. And there's no reason to if you're really that mad, you know. Take a break, work it through. It's bizarre. And what's interesting is that since becoming a candidate, it's amazing how one once story comes out, suddenly more people feel comfortable coming forward. And the story is now starting to pour in, not necessarily about the personal matter, but just his overall demeanor of now everybody's coming up to me. Yeah. He's been a bully forever. Yeah. That's his personality. He has a hot head. This and then the stories. I was at a restaurant. He did this. I was here and he did that. Like it's a pattern of behavior. You have to have a certain type of personality. Yeah. Some type of anger issue to be treating people that way. No doubt. And I'll say this, Mike, you and I, you know, have people that we work closely with this office. You do not want a leader that's like that getting angry or upset about things. I have no problem with that. Being irrational and almost crazy is a problem to me. Right. Like, again, I would I if Mike Lomas, I'm going to use Mike Lomas as one of the founders of the firm. If I saw him and his wife yelling and screaming at each other and report came out and said, Mike Lomas cornered his wife in the home, of course, we would have a conversation with Michael. We'd be like, what's going on here? No doubt. Mike Lomas doesn't do that. Why? Because he's a rational, normal person that understands how to live day by day. Right. Same thing with Glenn. Mike, same thing with you. That's that doesn't happen to normal people. It doesn't matter if you're Republican or Democrat. That should not happen. And that is a crazy thing. When you think about that guy's running a whole county. Yeah. Well, and again, the pattern of behavior. And yes, that's a domestic issue. And we talked about shooting the process server. But look at how he lashed out at Hannah Buehler from Channel 7. Look at how he got all angry with Byron Brown. The head on to where we began about Stefan. The headlines of that storm very quickly turned to that spat and how he treated Byron Brown. Name any natural disaster in all of the world where the story was. Look at these elected leaders bickering. And that was such a time to shine as the city. Good neighbors. It was a time for them to say, hey, they did the storm. But look at look at how they came together. And instead it was this pissing match between it. How embarrassing. I will say Byron Brown didn't really even I feel like go back. He was just like, whatever. I thought he actually handled it well. He did. Yeah. I give him a lot of credit for that. Yeah. If anything, I mean, you'd say to each other, you know what? We'll do this later. Like right now, this is what we have to do. We have to figure this out. We have to save people's lives. We've got to put that other stuff aside for now. But to your point, Chrissy, you know, when you you see someone behave this way, like if I witnessed someone be that way at first, I'm thinking it's like a one off bad moment just happened to me. But when you start hearing story upon story, to your point, yeah, it is a behavior. The other thing is when you get to the point where you are doing that, you are chasing someone down to get your cell phone back. You might allegedly got physical to get your phone back and then people are screaming around you. To me, that's a sign, that's evidence that you don't have the capacity to sit back, be patient and be thoughtful and actually figure out a better way. And that goes back to job performance, but also personal behavior. If you are flipping out, the first thing you do is flip out and then you're seeking forgiveness for that. That's a problem. And that's Mark Poloncarz. And if people continue to think, heck, 12 years of this and we want more, you might have a problem, folks. You might you might seriously have a problem if you don't think you need to make a change. Let's go to this. I mean, you know, I've seen over the years you see Lynn Dixon, the last election, loses by about seven points before that, Ray Walter, 2015, he loses by only getting about a third of the vote. How can you win? How can you win against him in a in a in a county where you feel like his supporters will just continue to forgive, keep giving him a break? And then here he is in office again. Yeah, that is undoubtedly something that can't be ignored. I I'm not stupid. I know that this is David going after Goliath. I know this is my first time running. I went from zero to one hundred. I get that. But I also know that I have the leadership, the personality, the demeanor to keep fighting until we cross the finish line. To put your answer your question in simple terms, I think people are starting to wake up. I think people are fed up. I think they're tired of what's been going on. One of my lines that I've quickly learned from this past month is Nimba, not in my backyard.
A highlight from Karis Project - Kaysha and Lauren
"Ian Trottier here for Discussions of Truth, and we're in Las Vegas. This is the 21st, I'm told, the 21st Clay Clark event. I have two incredible guests here, two incredible ladies that are sitting at the table with me. Kaysha Richardson, and she's holding a Richardson hat at the moment, and Lauren Cuff. Kaysha, we'll start with you, and then we'll go to Lauren. Briefly introduce yourselves for listeners, please. Yes, so my name is Kaysha Richardson. I am an American Indian born in Canada. I worked for the provincial government at a maximum security prison for the criminally insane. My father was a mechanical engineer who pioneered research in early 2020 outlining improper contagion mitigation and how it was used for bioterrorism and election interference in Canada and the United States and eventually treason. The way he CDC changed the guidelines, which created a critical weakness in Canada in the United States, making it weak to biological attack, which was an act of preparatory levying war and instantly treason. So we reported on this and we ended up being persecuted and tortured in Canada. I had to flee to the United States as an American Indian on October 1st of 2020. I went to Montana Sweetgrass Port of Entry and I presented all this evidence to the border agents on the American side and I ended up getting arrested by the border agents. They took all my travel documents, tried to destroy them, handed me over to immigration who put me in an immigration detention for seven months, a maximum security prison with military and immigration detainees, and they tried to port me back to Canada multiple times, but Canada sent them letters saying she's an Indian, just release her, we're not taking deportation from American Indians because of course we're sovereign on both sides of the border. I'm covered by Article 6 of the Constitution and you know treaties, so any treaty ratified by the Senate is the supreme law of the land, right? So immigration, they paroled me on March 31st 2021 into the United States and they paroled me to American citizens who ended up trafficking me around the States for the last three years, drugging me, beating me, sexually assaulting me, holding me at gunpoint, putting videos of it on the internet for finances, and just I was on a tracking device system by immigration. I wasn't allowed to leave the house at certain times, I wasn't allowed to leave the city without permission, I wasn't allowed to live with another person without permission. These people were known to the police for their egregious crimes against other people, which was unbeknownst to me, and so all of this was done to suppress the evidence of the treason ultimately in Canada and the US, which Biden benefited from the suppression of, and we have the evidence that he was involved, the administration, the Biden administration was involved in my trafficking, but this was, if this was presented, if the DHS people at the border dealt with it from October 1st of 2020, January 6th would have never happened, and what's going on with Trump right now would have never happened either. He would actually still be in office.
A highlight from Trump Mugshot Merchandise? with Rudy Giuliani and Kane
"We are representing a second whistleblower from the FBI, Marcus Allen. Due to whistleblower retaliation by the FBI, I've been suspended without pay for over a year. Because of you, ACLJ donors, you get the best attorneys in the world. Hey, everybody found the Charlie Kirk show. Rudy Giuliani and Citizen Kane join us. Rudy Giuliani is going through a tough time right now. We have to back him. Email us your thoughts as always freedom at charliekirk .com and subscribe to our podcast and get involved with Turning Point USA at tpusa .com. That is tpusa .com. Buckle up, everybody. Here we go. Charlie, what you've done is incredible here. Maybe Charlie Kirk is on the college campus. I want you to know we are lucky to have Charlie Kirk. Charlie Kirk's running the White House, folks. I want to thank Charlie. He's an incredible guy. His spirit, his love of this country. He's done an amazing job building one of the most powerful youth organizations ever created, Turning Point USA. We will not embrace the ideas that have destroyed countries, destroyed lives, and we are going to fight for freedom on campuses across the country. That's why we are here. Brought to you by the loan experts I trust, Andrew and Todd at Sierra Pacific Mortgage at andrewandtodd .com. We have a tendency on this show to ignore all the chatter from the Vichy French Republicans. When somebody is under attack unjustly, they always have a place on the Charlie Kirk show. We've done this over the last couple of weeks, especially, and we're going to keep on doing this. And America's mayor, a decent man, an honorable man, is under attack in a disgusting way. And I think we all have to rally behind Rudy Giuliani. Rudy Giuliani has done nothing wrong. Rudy Giuliani is under attack because he was loyal to Trump and loyal to the country. And he joins us now. Mayor Giuliani, thank you for taking the time. First, how are you doing? And your response now being booked in Fulton County, Georgia. Well, thank you very much, Charlie, for that introduction. And I respect you for doing this, not only for me, but for all of the other people that are unjustly charged who maybe don't get as much attention. I have the benefit of getting a great deal of attention for what's been done to me. I have tremendous experience in this area, and I've been through far worse than this. There are a lot of people going through it for the first time, and it's terrible. But it's almost impossible to describe if you were brought up like a normal American. I wake up mornings thinking I'm not in America. I wake up mornings thinking I'm in what used to be described as the Soviet Union or East Berlin or maybe even Nazi Germany. The idea that people can be charged based on politics, even if you just posit the following. Right now, we have under indictment based on the indictments of four different Democrat district attorneys, all very questionable different attorneys. The strongest and most powerful candidate of the opposition party for president, who was the prior president. Now, that never happened in America before because we're a democracy and a country of laws. It does happen in communist countries, fascist countries, Nazi countries and totalitarian states. If that doesn't frighten the hell out of us, nothing will. So, Rudy, walk us through, I mean, you in a different time, you were one of the top prosecutors on the planet going after actual RICO cases, actual gangsters. And for doing nothing wrong now, they are coming after you for the same sort of similar charge that you once prosecuted. They don't know RICO if it hit him across the face. No, they don't. I mean, they've made unbelievable errors. I wish that the professor who wrote this, Professor Blakey, could be here because I think he'd give him an F minus. You know, missing from the RICO case is the extortion. People say, well, is it organized crime? And actually, it's crime by a very large organization over a very long period of time that has at the core of it very serious extortion. For example, if Trump had called the AG and said, get me 11000 votes, which, by the way, the president meant out of the 200000 that you and I know was stolen. And I know that for a fact, because that AG had sitting in his desk a report that he was hiding that virtually says that. Now, nobody tells you that, but it came out eight months, eight months later with a John Solomon request. FOIA But in any event, it would have to have been magic words there, words like, if you don't do it, I'm going to break your legs. If you don't do it, I'm going to shoot your wife. Those are the cases I prosecuted, not cases where people are persuading, people are debating, people are even arguing. We're all entitled to do that because of the First Amendment. What we're not entitled to do is to threaten harm and we're actually entitled to threaten harm as long as we don't have the means to carry it out. But we didn't even get to that stage. So this is a ridiculous RICO case. It's a ridiculous case to start with. And the worst part of it is it's a frontal attack on the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. It will deter other people from contesting elections that may very well have been stolen from them. And the only way they're going to find out is to go to court and aggressively argue their position. And this is in order to ensure a single party state. That's exactly right, Mr. Mayor. So I need to ask you, do you think that part of the reason they went so wide on the RICO is to try to get you to turn against Donald Trump in a multilevel kind of gangster type indictment? Do you think that's what they're trying to do here, Mr. Mayor? Yeah, I mean, they could get me to turn on Donald Trump and Donald Trump would turn out to be innocent. I mean, people say to me, are you going to cooperate? I'm happy to cooperate. I don't know a single damn thing that suggested Donald Trump committed a crime. You want me to tell you what happened? I'd be happy to tell you what happened. And look, I've already, Charlie, gone through my house being raided, my iCloud account taken for three years and spied on. And the day they took my iCloud account was the first day that I represented Donald Trump. And the day they gave it up was the day that I stopped representing him. So they took it in order to spy on Donald Trump. And then about eight months ago, they wrote a letter to the grand jury after costing me three or four million dollars in my law practice that there's no evidence over 20 years that I committed a crime. And then this Fannie Willis comes up with this garbage in Atlanta, which is me being a lawyer as well as Professor Eastman and the others. We were acting as lawyers. I mean, you used to think you got some protection for that. But Donald Trump has no First Amendment rights. Donald Trump has no right to counsel. I mean, they raided my law office. When I was a prosecutor, which I did a lot better than they ever did, I never raided a lawyer's office. Yeah, and I had lawyers representing the mafia, terrorists, Nazis. I had a lot better reason to do it than in an election dispute. So this is an assault on our Constitution. No one is exaggerating. And the president certainly isn't. When he says to people, it is very likely this administration continues. This can happen to you. So, Rudy, you're going to have to defend yourself. And in this particular venue, how can people help you with your legal fees and the costs associated with that? I'll get for you the exact place. But we have a legal defense fund, which they can help out with. It'll allow us not only to defend ourselves, but to become more aggressive and to go after them and try to get the information that they have. Because the strange thing is, Charlie, the crimes being committed here are being committed by them. I mean, this is Chapter 7. This is Chapter 7 in a book that begins with a Russian collusion. So that book has a conclusion, right? That conclusion is Democrats lying, Trump, Giuliani, Republicans telling the truth. And then there's another book, Improper Conversation with Ukrainian President Leading to Impeachment. That has a conclusion also. Democrats lying, particularly shifty -shift, Trump, Giuliani, Republicans telling the truth. Then we got the hard drive for which, if you go back and pick out the last debate, you see Biden accusing us, the president and I, of being Russian pawned. In fact, he calls me specifically, Rudy Giuliani, a Russian pawn. Well, that ends up 16 months later with Democrats and Biden lying, Trump, Giuliani and Republicans telling the truth. Now, I go on and on. There's no reason to believe that these aren't going to end up the same way. The sides didn't change here. I mean, the lifetime criminals, the Biden crime family didn't all of a sudden change and become honest. Believe me. If you could get that link or whatever for us so that we could promote it. I'll get the link for you. OK. Yeah. I just want to reiterate here on The Charlie Kirk Show, we are proud to be a place of political asylum. If you're under attack, you're going through a crisis and you're a good person. You are welcome on this program. Most of the Vichy French media run away. Oh, we don't want Rudy. We don't want that's not what we do here. One of the reasons why the left is taking over the country is we turn our back on our own far too easily. We're here to change that. Rudy Giuliani has done great service to this country and he is welcome anytime.
"assault" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
"Welcome back, America. Dr. Michael Oren, former ambassador of Israel to the United States, is at an undisclosed location, as they used to say with Dick Cheney during the bad days after 9-11 or maybe not. Can you disclose your undisclosed location, Dr. Oren? Oh, I can. You know, they're not going to kill me. I am in Israel's Pentagon here, which is known as the Kiryat. And I'm in an extraordinary place in the in the Pentagon, in the Kiryat. I'm in a building built by the Templars. These were the German evangelical Christians who came here in the 1860s, 1870s. Building was built in 1870. And it's a historical building because exactly in the room next to me on May 13th, 1948, David Ben-Gurion, the father of the Zionist movement, met with the executive and debated at length whether to declare the Jewish state. And there were many reasons not to, not the fact that all the Arab armies were poised to destroy this state. About 150 defenders of the settlements outside Jerusalem were massacred the night before. Jerusalem was under siege. 100,000 Jews without food and water. So the big debate. The army itself said they had enough bullets to fight for one week. No planes, no tanks. In the next room, they debated. And on the base of that, basically one vote, they declared the state and they didn't even know the name of the state. So that's in the next room. And if I can get the room open next week, we'll bring you in there, too. All right, Dr. Orrin, I hope we still have a state to talk about next week. I have grave concerns that the Israeli Supreme Court is going to strike down the amendments of the basic law, which has never happened before. What do you think is going to happen? I think they're going to be very guarded about it. And the question is whether they're going to place Israeli society, in particular our security forces, on the choice of whether to obey the Supreme Court or whether to obey the Knesset. I think they're going to have that in mind, that the future of the government, the future of the state really hangs in the balance on this. Now, it's the largest group of judges we've had, largest bench. It's all 15 Supreme Court judges are ruling on this. And so you're going to have already a wide dispersal of opinions on this issue. I can say that I'm, you know, optimistic. I'm guardedly realistic and hope that we will come to that. And I say now 15 judges, how many of them represent point of view that you would identify as represented in the governing coalition? I can't I can't say that. I know that a number of conservative judges have been appointed in recent years, even though the committee that appoints the judges tend to perpetuate the world view. And, you know, when you have sitting judges, they're always going to choose the people who agree with them, not the people who disagree with them. But former Justice Minister Ayala Chikhet, a very competent person, I worked very closely with her, managed to get some appointments through this committee who are conservative judges. So there's really no way of telling. There's no way of knowing right now. I think people are looking forward to get very focused now on this possible Saudi deal. I've written about it extensively in the Hebrew press. You've got to connect the dots. You have a President Biden who needs a diplomatic victory going into 2024. I saw those polls, Hugh. They're neck and neck. Biden and Trump in a diplomatic victory. The Saudis want American arms and guarantees. They want a peaceful nuclear program. And Netanyahu, Netanyahu wants the Saudi deal, which will not only open the vast Saudi market to us. Think about this. But it basically means peace between Israel and the Sunni Arab world, is peace with Pakistan, peace with Malaysia, peace with Indonesia, the biggest Muslim country in the world. So it's a total game changer for this place. There's one thing that's in the sort of the bone in the throat here, and that is whether Israel can give the Saudis what they need in terms of a gesture to the Palestinians and the present Israeli government cannot do that. There's no way that Ben Vier and Switzerland are going to freeze settlement or hold off on annexation. So Bibi needs a moderate minister, and that minister is a gentleman named Aria Dery and the head of the Shas party, who is, though he has a criminal past, he also has a very moderate diplomatic past. He supported the Oslo Accords. But his candidacy for the government was was was vitiated, on the basis of reasonableness. They found his appointment extremely unreasonable. So once you take away from the Supreme Court, the visiting, the ability to avoid a candidacy on the basis of reasonableness, Bibi can bring Aria Dery into the coalition. And then maybe, maybe still it's a big maybe he can give the Saudis what they need and gives Biden what he needs. He wants what every president has had in the past, every president, many of them. They want that iconic moment on the south lawn of the White House where they go like this. You know, you got the Arab and you got Arab, Arif Al-Adh and you got Rabi and you got Manaf some bacon and you got and you got Anwar Sadaf. They all want that iconic moment. And maybe that helps them in 2024.And well, I hope the Supreme Court takes that into account. Do you have a guess on the timing of their decision on the appeal and the petitions on the basic law? September 15th. That's when they're going to rule or that's when they're going to hear it. Yes. Yeah, that's when they're going to probably know. So they're hearing now they're going to be help. Those have a ruling on September 15th. And so there's a lot of working pieces here. OK, when does Biden need this breakthrough? How long can the Saudis hold out? What happens after the summer recess in Israel, the Knesset, when all the massive demonstrations start again? I'm going to share with you a concern that I have, and that is that. And it's it's a founded concern because I've talked to a lot of people who are demonstrating outside. They would rather see the peace with Saudi Arabia fail. If the price of making Saudi Arabia is being survival, they will. Wow. Doctor, we're out of time. Thank you for joining me from such a historic place. We'll talk next week, as always. Thank you, Dr. Michael Warren. Follow him on the site formerly known as Twitter at the R. Michael Horan. I'll be right back. The United States Border Patrol has exciting and rewarding career opportunities with the nation's largest law enforcement organization. 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"assault" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
"Well, Mary Kissel, six or seven weeks ago, I went to my college's 45th reunion, and one of the panels included a China professor from Harvard Center on China, a law school professor who had served in the Obama administration and the Biden administration and a business school professor. And they were all very optimistic, but they insisted that we turn off the tape and it not be recorded. And we had two audience participants, one China born American naturalized citizen, who said, This is bad news. This guy is jailing Jack Ma, et cetera. And one Taiwanese born naturalized American citizen saying not to worry. They'll never attack Taiwan. The three panelists were other worldly appeasers. And I just don't know if we can add the sunk costs and academia are too great for people to realize what's going on. Is anyone open to changing their mind on the facts on the ground that you have presented so well in these Stevens letters and through the Nixon seminar? Well, look, Harvard has taken quite a bit of CCP backed money and Xi Jinping's daughter went to Harvard. And it is unfortunately degraded the credibility of the institution on China. I think just forever. I just don't take anything that they say seriously. I think the good news, Hugh, is that there is a bipartisan consensus on Capitol Hill. Friends of ours in Britain have finally woken up. Tom Tugendhat, who's been a friend for a long time, is running their security services. He's kicked all the closed all the Chinese police stations in Britain. Our friends in Australia woke up way before we did banning Huawei and rooting out corruption and in their legislature and also in their universities. That's been a very public debate down there. I worked a lot with the Australians when I was in the administration. So, you know, the tide has turned and I don't think it's going back. I think, as I said, I think the Biden attempts at appeasement are useless. I think there's some hot money going to China right now because they see a short term opportunity with shares there on the Hong Kong exchange. But it's not a long term play. And you can't look at that kind of hot money and say, well, that's the trend. It's it's the sunk costs. It's the big manufacturing money that you have to look at. And we only hear about the Fortune 100, Hugh, because they're big and they're in the news. And they have sunk so many billions of dollars in there. It's going to take them a long time to diversify or get out. But all of the companies below that and there are tens of thousands of them that are exposed to China and the United States. They get the message. Mary Kissel, last question. Already they're moving now. Chairman Mike Gallagher of the Select Committee on Engagement with the Chinese Communist Party is a member of the Nixon seminar along with you, and he's on this show a lot. But they don't get nearly enough attention. How would you raise their profile? What should they be doing to get more attention on their work, which is bipartisan and is focused on the danger presented by Xi and the Chinese Communist Party? Well, when I worked for the secretary of state, I always encouraged him to go out and talk to everyone. You can't go on friendly news channels all the time. You you have to talk, unfortunately, on the mainstream stations. It's you have to physically get out in front of people and the audiences at least want to hear your message. That's where you have to go. And so, you know, go to Harvard and do an event there at a place that's backed by the CCP at these these types of centers. So the University of Maryland, which has a huge communist Chinese presence, or Stanford University, which has had long affiliations in China, or Johns Hopkins studies, you find another one of my alma maters that has a Nanjing Center, offered to go to China and talk to the Chinese people. That's that's the biggest thing that you could do is to say, I'm going to stop talking to this totalitarian regime and I want to go talk to the people and let them say no. And if they say no, go to Taiwan and talk to Chinese emigres there.
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"This regime, over the span of its short life, has often had some significant political turmoil at the top that impacted policy and that impacted us. And we have very little insight to it. So Ching Gong hasn't been seen since June 25th. He was not the top ranking official, but he was one of the top ranking officials. And it came close on the heels of a huge shakeup in China's nuclear and rocket forces, rather, as well, where you had two of those top leaders removed from their post with very little warning. So investors have to understand this is this is not a capitalist regime. They have none of the characteristics that we enjoy. No property rights, no rule of law, no stability here. And recall, too, that Xi Jinping himself disappeared for several weeks at the beginning of his premiership. Nobody knew where he was. So we have to look at what they do to understand the trajectory of that country. And I'm telling investors to get out of there. If you're there and you can't leave immediately, then start diversifying right now and get out. I lived in Hong Kong for many years. I was the editorial page editor of the Wall Street Journal's pages out there. And I've seen this coming for a very long time here. Mary Kissel, when I originally sat down with you the first time and you kind of opened my eyes, what was going on? I was one of those. I don't want to call us stooges. I was one of those optimists who believe that capitalism would change China. The trajectory of that is no longer even relevant. That's just not what's going on there. Xi Jinping wants to be Mao 2.0. Indeed, I fear he wants to be greater than Mao, greater meaning not only get Taiwan, but win another war with the West, just like Mao won the Korean War. I'm sure you read Chairman Gallagher's piece with Erin McLean on the lessons they remember from Korea. Let's bring it down to the investor level. I am out of China and I sat on exactly one investment committee in my entire life. And I raised the question, should we have any money in China? And the answer was, it's not enough to really expose our fund. But I really at this point, I think it's his gambling. Well, I think that the West has been propagandized for 40 years. And just the idea that you would ever call China capitalist is totally ridiculous. China didn't ever embrace capitalism. The country almost fell apart during the Cultural Revolution. They effectively had no choice. And Xi Jinping was never a reformer. He used the West and our foreign direct investment to his own ends. I'm very glad to see the China committee investigating the funds that are essentially funneling U.S. money into China's PLA and to other organs that are aimed straight at us. But again, you think about the phrases that you hear bandied about on Wall Street, that they're long term thinkers, that they want a win win proposition. They have some sort of Chinese form of capitalism. It's all ridiculous. And you I'm amazed I'll sit in front of investors fewer today. But but many still believe that there's some sort of rapprochement on the horizon. And that's that's simply not true. You need to go back to basics. You need to look for places where you have a predictable transfers of power, where you have a real arbitration and fair arbitration in courts, where you have independent boards of directors. China has none of those things. You know, Mary Kissel, the reason that I think the reason that investors are confused is they see Tony Blink and the secretary of state go to Beijing. They see the secretary of the Treasury, Janet Yellen, go and kowtow actually bow three times to her counterpart. Then they see John Kerry go and they come back with nothing. But if our people are going there, are they drawing the erroneous conclusion that they're getting something done? Because I don't think they're getting anything done. Nothing. Zero. Am I correct? Or yeah, you're absolutely correct. And what's remarkable is that when I talk to corporate leaders or boards, in fact, I was just out talking to a bank in California who was a highly levered to China. They get it. And so for the first time in many, many decades, you see Washington on an opposite trajectory from corporate America, where corporate America gets it. They're trying to get out. Even Apple's trying to get out and diversify while Washington is pushing them to get back in. And that's simply unsustainable. And I think, unfortunately, this administration is trying the approach of the Obama and the Bush years, and it didn't work. And it won't work now. And so I'm waiting for that moment, unfortunately, when it just becomes so embarrassing that politically here, they're forced to step back into the posture that we saw in the Trump administration, which, of course, you know, I was a member. I should disclose that.
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"I've spent a couple of hours with Henry here and there and really brilliant. And Henry just says, President Trump's so screwed he can't run for president. He can't raise enough money both for the legal defense on four fronts. He's fighting a forefront war. Manhattan, Georgia, Florida and D.C. needs lawyers everywhere. He's got to appear at every pretrial, got to do all the depositions. He doesn't have to go to the depositions. He has to be deposed if he's going to take the stand. But I doubt he's going to take the stand. He's going to have to do witness preparation. He's got to consult with his lawyers. And Henry's piece, which I have posted, very, very interesting about whether or not he ought to withdraw. Years ago, not years ago, months ago, I wrote a piece called The Agnew Option. Where Javert Smith gathers up all the charges and the other prosecutors and they present Trump a plea deal. Leave the race and you can plead no to one count of obstruction. And you'll do no jail time and you have to leave the race and you can't appear on TV anymore. Would he take it? I don't know. The guy is facing the rest of his life in prison. If this wins, the former president could spend the rest of his life in prison. Now, the prison will be unique. He'll be protected by Secret Service. You're not going to get stabbed in the back. You're not going to get assaulted. You're going to have guys with guns around him all the time because he's a former president. But he could and they're not going to imprison him in Mar-a-Lago. He'll go to Club Fed and they'll build him. Remember the Man Without a Country movie or like Speer sitting alone in a prison for one? They'll do that. I mean, they won't reopen Alcatraz. It'll be humane, but he'll go to he will go to a prison for him. And there won't be any TV. He can read books, but that'll be it unless maybe there's TV in Club Fed. I don't know. I've never been inside a federal prison. Not a lot of people have gone there, but I do not know anyone who got to watch TV there. The special counsel is now trying to arrange Walt Mota's attorney. I mean, he's really being an aggressive show there. Donald Trump met with Fox News executives yesterday. Probably talking about the debates. I don't know. I really don't know. David Brooks has a piece today where he he talks about, you know, maybe we're the bad guys. He meaning Manhattan Beltway elites. You think you think you're out of touch. David is very good at self-reflection. This is why I don't spend much time in the Beltway. I have Studio Beltway, but I got Studio North among the folks up here in Maine. Then I got Studio West among the people who are normal in California. And then I got the Beltway studio and I try and get out much. Welcome back, America. I'm Hugh Hewitt. My friend Mary Kissel is the moderator of the Nixon Seminar. She was a former senior official in Mike Pompeo's Department of State. She is also now at Stevens and she joins me this morning. Good morning, Mary. You're looking very red this morning for our discussion of the red chai comms. Good morning. That's right. Good. Good morning, Hugh. It's wonderful to be with you. Thanks so much for having me. Mary, could you explain for people what you are doing now that you've left the State Department in addition to moderating the Nixon Seminar? Right. Well, my day job is I'm executive vice president, senior policy advisor at Stevens, which is one of the country's largest family owned financial services firms. So I talk to some of the country's biggest investors, CEOs, boards of directors about what's going on in the world. And I'm also vice chairman of RXO. It's New York Stock Exchange listed company. So those are my jobs. Now, Mary Kissel, one of the things that I love is I get your Stevens report. You're kind enough to share that with me. And when I read your report this week about the high of the disappearance of a high ranking Chinese official, the secretary of foreign affairs, and I'll let you explain who who got gone, where I asked you if I could share it and you said sure. And if you want me to talk about it, I jumped at the chance. I didn't realize you would get up early and do, you know, radio and television with me over on the Salem News Channel. Can you explain us first who disappeared when and why that was an alarm for you and investors? All right, so I try to give investors frameworks for how to understand the world. And oftentimes they've completely divorced politics and economics because they simply felt that they didn't have to pay attention to the regimes in which they were investing. And so the disappearance of China's foreign minister, Ching Gong, was largely ignored on Wall Street. And I think that's wrong because it speaks to the nature of the regime. This isn't a one off.
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"Welcome back, America. I'm Hugh Hewitt. Last night, Glenn Youngkin on with Laura Ingraham on Fox News, talking about the indictment of President Trump. Cut number one. Well, I've said before that this two-tiered justice system on display is eroding everyone's trust in our legal system. The reality is, if you're in the opposition party, you're treated one way, and if you're a friend of the party in power, then you're treated a completely different way. And this is eroding everyone's faith. I hear it every day in Virginia. We can't trust our justice system right now. Will you ever consider jumping in? I can't tell you how many people ask me, because they know I know you and so forth. Would Glenn Youngkin ever consider if there was an opening for you to jump in? Well, I'm so humbled when people say this to me. Oh, come on, answer the question. Come on. Well, let me just be honest. I'm so focused on Virginia this year. We just talked about it. We have huge elections, and we have a chance in 24 months to take a state that was completely blue. Statewide led the legislature, and in 24 months, turn it Republican, and I think we must get this done. We've got to hold our House, flip our Senate, and we can move forward with policies that, you know, Laura, when I came in, Virginia was bottom third in job growth. We're top five now. We in fact have backed the blue and crimes coming down. We've stood up for parents. We've made we've made government run more efficient speech, Governor. Well, I think that I think that people are noticing what we're doing in Virginia, and I think that's why we get so much attention. You're not ruling it out. Well, I am focused on our elections, and we're going to we're going to hold our House, and we're going to flip our Senate, and we're going to show folks that in 24 short months, you can take a blue state that was lost and turn a red. Well, you know, message discipline is so crucial in politics. Not everyone has Trump's natural ability to work a microphone or a crowd, and very few people have Ronald Reagan's ability to do message discipline. And Glenn Youngkin has the latter, and I think we'll see if he has the former. He did do an important tactical thing last night. He encouraged early voting by young Republicans. Cut number two. I think we have a we have a huge election in Virginia this year. It's Virginia's midterms. Our House and Senate are all up. I got to hold our house. We've got to flip the Senate. And I need Republicans to get in the game fully. And so we launched SecureYourVoteVirginia.com to make it easy to schedule to vote early, sign up for our permanent absentee ballot list, order a mail in ballot or just make a plan to vote early. But we need everybody to vote. I am so frustrated in watching election returns on Election Day when when the Democrats show up with thousands of votes through absentee ballots. And so then I inherited these rules when I came in as governor. We get to choose. Are we going to compete? Are we going to show up down a thousand votes for a race? I'm going to compete. And so we're signing up Virginians to vote. Republicans please participate.
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"Obviously, this is based on either Millie's deposition or Robert O'Brien's deposition. Both were, I think, deposed before the grand jury. I'm not sure who the other person would be other than Millie or O'Brien. I haven't talked about it with O'Brien. I don't talk to anyone about trials or grand juries. You don't want to do that. I'm a good lawyer and I don't want to get anyone in trouble. So why would they do that? Well, they put that in to prove that he knew he had lost. Actually, it doesn't prove that he knew he had lost. It proved he thinks it is unlikely that he would win. Now, who do you call for that? You call Millie. You call O'Brien. And they're not going to know what the president thinks. But if you get Millie up there, you start asking Millie, what do you think of, for example, Mark Zuckerberg's Zuck Bucks? Did that ever come up in your conversations? Millie, will you say yes or no? And then you ask Robert O'Brien, did the Zuck Bucks ever come up in your conversation? Did the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's ruling, O'Brien's a lawyer, did that ever come up in your conversation with the president? And there's some executive privilege issues here. But O'Brien may or may not say yes. It will depend on what defense counsel, whether it's asking or the prosecutor's asking. And Mark Meadows will be on the stand. Did the president ever come up with Zuck Bucks? Yes, the president believed that Zuck Bucks was an attempt to steal the election. They threw these boxes all around. It gave all this money and it funded everything. Well, what did he really believe about the Zuck Bucks? Well, he thinks Zuck Bucks is part of the effort to take him down. How interesting. You really believe that? Yeah. OK, let's call Mark Zuckerberg. Now, the judge will have a choice. Obviously, you get Millie on the stand. Obviously, you get O'Brien on the stand. Obviously, you get Mark Meadows on the stand. Do you get Zuckerberg on the stand to testify as to what he was doing? Because Zuckerberg on the row says, yeah, I wanted Trump to lose. So I provided all these boxes, perfectly legal, perfectly legitimate, but I wanted Trump to lose. And what if Zuckerberg met with Trump at the White House? Remember that. Now, I know Zuckerberg a little bit. I don't want him to get put on the spit and roasted. I'm trying to explain to you how, if Trump's legal team are trying to prove he believed these things, he comes to believe these things. So then you go get Zuckerberg. I mean, you turn this into a circus. You get everybody the president talked to. You're going to put Mike Lindell, Mr. MyPillow, on the stand about what he believed and didn't believe. I don't think you can put the president's lawyers on the stand. Pat Cipollone and the rest of the White House Counsel's Office, they have attorney-client privilege in the White House, and I don't think you can put them on the stand. But everything funky that went on everywhere. I think you can go get Governor Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan and ask her to come in and find out what she did about voting. I think you can go get the former governor of Pennsylvania. You might be able to subpoena the Pennsylvania Supreme Court because they issued this ruling that just bypassed the state legislature. Of course, all the familiar faces from Georgia you go and get. Then you get one of the witnesses to say the president was very upset about what happened to the Hunter Biden laptop and he believes the media was conspiring against him, and they didn't cover the story. So you get the editor of the New York Post to come in and say, yeah, the story was legit. The Hunter Biden laptop was real. Then you see that there are 51 former intelligence officials. And that was an organized effort during the election by who was the former deputy and acting head of the CIA. He's been on the show. Smart guy. But you go get him and you get the 51 people to ask, were you trying to influence the president's election or loss? Were you trying to get Joe Biden elected? Why? What did you know? Who organized that? Was it Tony Blinken? Then you go get Tony Blinken. Maybe you go get Hunter Biden. Maybe you'll get President Biden. I don't know what the judge will allow, but you try everything. And the more times the judge turns down your request for witnesses, the more the jury is going to see that it's a railroad job. I don't know if he's going to get a change of venue. I have no idea. That is a very technical issue that depends upon the case law in the District of Columbia and the United States' rules of criminal procedure, which I haven't looked at in a bazillion years. The only time I was in court on a criminal matter was on a state matter in the state of California. So I really don't know the federal rules of criminal procedure. I took it at Michigan Law School, but that was 40 years ago, right? Jerry Israel was a heck of a professor, but it's been 40 years. So I'm not going to presume to tell you what the judge is going to let in. But if Trump doesn't get his witnesses, Trump doesn't get to ask people about the events that led to his state of mind, that led to his claims, how fair is that trial? The judge had better allow every witness he wants, no matter how long it takes. And they'd better get to bet that they'll be deposed beforehand before they testify. What a circus. What a nightmare. What an irresponsible action by a finac in the bowels of the Department of Justice. Javert. I'm Hugh Hewitt. I'm coming right back with the rest of the news of the day. Stay tuned. Good morning, America. As we focus on the issues of the day here on The Hugh Hewitt Show, I have one eye on Central America, where this record breaking heat has devastated crops and left people lying on the ground, sipping water as best they can. Critical relief can get there if food for the poor gets supported. Now, already in the first few days, hundreds of you stepped up across the Salem Radio Network to help with the emergency food supply. Some of you are helping Mike Gallagher build a village, and that's great. I always support Mike. Mike came up with a great idea. Now, it costs $4900 to build a house in Guatemala, and if you want to give that to me, that's great. We'll just send it over to food for the poor and say, build a Hugh house in Gallagher's Village. The suburb of Hughdom would actually be the best suburb in the Gallagher Village. But really, I'm more concerned with rice, beans, and water, and I don't want to mix the messages here. Houses are great. Right now, they need rice, beans, and water. Hurricane Idha blew in there two years ago. And give a listen to what happened when Idha struck. People are being told to hunker down in a safe space as officials prepare for nearly three feet of rain in parts of Central America. They're expecting landslides, flooding, and a storm surge up to 21 feet above normal tide. Forecasters predict the storm will hit Honduras, Guatemala, and Belize before doing a U-turn heading back into the Caribbean on Saturday. All right, so that was just, that's in the past. But I just want you to know, we don't know what's going to hit this summer. We're at the beginning. So what Food for the Poor is doing right now is staging supplies to get in there and feeding where there is critical need already. But they can only do what we raise the ability of them to do, whether it's $10 or $10,000 or in between. We've had a $10,000 contribution, we've had a $10 contribution. It doesn't really matter how much you can give if you give. And you can give three ways. 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"So kudos to the Wall Street Journal. The Justice Department is on trial. It's a mess. More importantly, my colleague at The Washington Post, Devlin Barrett, has a new story this morning. Heart of the Trump January 6th indictment is the headline. What's in Trump's head? The former president's intent and whether he knew he was lying about election fraud are key issues for prosecutors. You bet. It begins Donald Trump's trial for allegedly conspiring to overturn the results of the 2020 election may hinge on a long debated aspect of the former president's mindset. How much or if he believed his own false claims. The 45 page indictment filed Tuesday lays out the myriad ways Trump allegedly lied about voter fraud and tried to use those claims to get state, local and federal officials to change results to declare him the winner. Central to special counsel Jack Smith case is the accusation that Trump knew his claims were lies. Evidence of a defendant's intent is often critical to criminal prosecutions. And it may be the most crucial element of Smith's case against Trump. It is the most crucial Trump element of Smith case against Trump. Now I had a back and forth with Kyle Cheney, a nice young lad from Politico who doesn't know a thing about the law, but he hangs around a lot of courtrooms. So I think he does. How do you prove intent? How do you prove state of mind? The president does not have to take the stand and will not be taking the stand. But he's on trial for his life. I mean, he'd go to prison for the rest of his of his years. The documents case, the Manhattan case is nonsense. It'll be thrown out. I don't know if there's a Georgia case. The documents case is just stupid, except for the obstruction of justice, which I've had is cut and dried. He did obstruct justice in my view. And maybe there's a defense there that I don't know. And so I'm very balanced and cold about these things. I try to do my best to read the indictment. Now, this indictment is 38 pages long. And I told you, if you want an example of what they've got, what they're trying to do here, go to paragraph 83. And paragraph 83, if you missed yesterday's show, I read it twice. I want to read it to you again. On the evening of January 3rd, the defendant met for a briefing on an overseas national security issue with the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and other senior national security advisors. The chairman briefed the defendant on the issue, which had previously arisen in December, as well as possible ways the defendant could handle it. When the chairman and another advisor recommended that the defendant take no action because inauguration day was only 17 days away and any course of action could trigger something unhelpful, the defendant calmly agreed, stating, yeah, you're right. It's too late for us. We're going to give it to the next guy. That's the entire program. Why did he put that in? I mean, if I was teaching law right now, Socratic method, I'd call on a good student, someone who's always been saying, why do you suppose paragraph 83 is in there? Why did they put that in there? It's not a crime to meet with the chairman of the Joint Chiefs. That's your job. It's not a crime to defer the action to the next guy.
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"The United States Border Patrol has exciting and rewarding career opportunities with the nation's largest law enforcement organization. Border Patrol agents enjoy great pay, outstanding federal benefits, and up to $20,000 in recruitment incentives. If you are looking for a way to serve something greater than yourself, consider the U.S. Border Patrol. Learn more online at cbp.gov slash careers slash USBP. That's cbp.gov slash careers slash USBP. Welcome to today's podcast, sponsored by Hillsdale College. All things Hillsdale at Hillsdale dot edu. I encourage you to take advantage of the many free online courses there, and of course a listen to the Hillsdale Dialogues, all of them at Q for Hillsdale dot com, or just Google Apple, iTunes, and Hillsdale. I'm Hugh Heumann inside of Studio North. We've got a lot of ground to cover today. I have prerecorded a conversation with Dr. Larry Arendt about the Trump indictment for tomorrow after the first two hours, and either Kurt Schlichter or General Lissimo will be sitting in for me tomorrow. And then I'm going to finish the conversation with Chris on Monday, but I've got to round up and deliver to the appropriate authorities, the grandkids. And I got a run of 10K run, as loosely defined, on Saturday. I got a charley horse two days ago. I'm counting on my relief factor, I'll tell you about that more later to get me through that. But let me begin by focusing again on the Trump indictment, because the new Trump indictment is an assault on American democracy. It is truly a revulsion. I can't get over it. I was thinking about it all night long again. There are two stories that I want to highlight this morning, one from the Wall Street Journal. The headline is, Trump is being prosecuted, but the Justice Department is on trial, too. Now, this is so important to understand. The special counsel is a screen behind which Merrick Garland is hiding. No attorney general wouldn't in his right mind bring this. They needed a fall guy. And they went out and they found this obscure, I think, fanatic at the Hague, where he had been dispatched. He's not a career prosecutor, he's a career Department of Justice official. The war crimes tribunal, they went to the war crimes tribunal. Why did they send him away? I don't know. I don't have his personnel file. I might guess it's because he managed to embarrass the department by bringing a bozo claim against former Governor Bob McDonnell of Virginia that the Supreme Court tossed out 9-0 after Jack Smith got a conviction. So they went and they found a fanatic. And they gave him this case. And it was a documents case, right? It could have been brought the day after they got the documents. It could have been. And a line prosecutor at DOJ in the criminal division could have brought it, subject to the supervision of the head of the crimes division, the deputy attorney general, maybe the HE, and we'd be done now. It would be all over. Instead, they turn it over to this Javert of the Department of Justice and he goes away and spends six months becoming a hero and he talks in dramatic whispers, and it's all just nonsense.
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"Assault feel recall that Carol did not report this to police at the time, and these two women could be used to help corroborate Carol's story. Elaine Keanu reporting, federal prosecutors urging a judge to keep the Massachusetts air national guardsmen accused of leaking highly classified military documents behind bars as he waits for trial. They say 21 year old Jack to chera is a flight risk and may still have access to secret national defense information that he could expose. The judge in Boston federal court did not make a decision saying he needed more time. National security cases, the government almost always has an advantage. In this case, they argued that he was a flight risk and that he is facing 25 years or more if there are additional charges, but for the defense, he doesn't have a criminal history, so when you're talking about pretrial detention, usually that really is a big plus in your favor. The judge said this is not a typical case of someone who has no criminal background. The allegation is that highly sensitive documents have already been released and he said he's going to take it under advisement and we'll make a decision shortly. CBS News senior investigative correspondent Catherine herridge here on WTO. Well, an interesting development in the NFL Draft, the Houston Texans have now been able to pick twice because the Arizona Cardinals traded their pick to the Texans. The Texans in the third position here have just chosen will Anderson junior linebacker from Alabama. So it's fun to watch these twists and turns. I think that's part of the interest of any NFL Draft night is if they're going to be some moves and there were there with the Texans getting two picks in a row. Frank will have it all with sports at 8 55. We're waiting for the commanders pick at 16 tonight. The Biden administration says it will set up immigration processing centers in Latin America as a way to help slow the number of migrants coming to the United States. These regional centers in what the mala and Colombia will screen migrants who are able to get there and will determine whether they are eligible for a program that will allow them to enter the U.S. legally, that could be the traditional U.S. refugee resettlement program or a temporary or family Visa that allows them to come here. Again, legally and safely. CBS News immigration reporter camilo, Montoya galvez, the centers are part of an effort to buy the government to prevent thousands of people from flooding the southern border when title 42 ends next month. Well, coming up here on WTO P in just a bit, a limited edition beer is raising some money for parts of the nation's capital. We'll talk about that and D.C.'s outgoing police chief
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"To the people around me. Where do you see dating and relationships fitting into the healing process now. Like is that something that you want to feel safe enough to pursue in the future. Yeah absolutely that's actually one of the main reasons. I started going to therapy. I thought maybe if i was able to get into a relationship and have that you know other person to lean on then maybe i could speed up my recovery process. I could finally say check. I'm done i'm healed. But that's not the case. And you know i. I haven't been in a relationship the more that i'm opening up and acknowledging my trauma in my past and what had happened to me the more difficult i find it personally to try and engage in a relationship with somebody else. Because i'm able to acknowledge that. I don't like men touching me and that when i panic when a guy starts showing interest in you're floating immediate conversation. It's not being crazy. It's because of what had happened. You know i've only been in therapy for two. Here's almost three now. So there's still a lotta healing that. I have to go through but i'm not in a place got to where i'm comfortable enough to be in a relationship as much as i wanted. God i really wanna you know. I really want to be in a relationship but me personally. I am not ready. So i think just hearing that what i'm doing and the feelings senator peeling and the thoughts that i'm having and the actions that i'm doing even though i knew that they don't make sense. Maybe they make sense. You know in the broader picture for a rape and sexual assault survivors. Judas feelings and actions do make sense. We're gonna take a quick break and when we come back. Our expert is going to help us answer. Judas questions about what is normal for grappling with and healing from sexual trauma stick around in the summer of nineteen eighty nine family of six sunk to the bottom of the detroit river. Their station wagon a jammed. Accelerator was to blame for the accident. So why does the surviving in grieving. Father languish in prison to this very day. Cleveland man was convicted of nineteen eighty-four rape and murder. Dna proved him. Ashley innocent and set him free. So how in god's name is he back on death. Row find out wrongful conviction with jason flom from lava for good podcast. Find it wherever you listen. we're back and it's time to call in our expert to walk us through the nuances of life and relationships after sexual trauma quick disclaimer. This is not a therapy session or medical advice when you think about people who have been through sexual trauma a big part of what gets taken from them because of what has happened to them at least temporarily until they recover and get help and start to heal is that they feel their sense of agency and their sense of control was taken away. That's dr judy ho. She's a clinical and forensic psychologist and a professor of psychology pepperdine university. She specializes in sexual violence. Its impact and ptsd post traumatic stress disorder or ptsd is a common side effect of sexual trauma. Even though it's often overlooked for instance. It took years for listener judith. To finally get diagnosed with and treated for her. Ptsd so dr ho. We spoke with an unladylike. Listener named judith. Who's just about two or three years into her therapy dealing with ptsd and she asked us a couple of questions and one of those was basically like what is normal for trauma survivors. So obviously you know it's it's different for everyone but is there a general course of how healing goes and how can we reassure this listener. Yeah this is a really good question. I think this listener's experience really relate of all and the first thing i would say to reassure this listener is luckily we know so many scientifically proven treatments for ptsd. And if one doesn't work for you you can try the next you know. So there's so many different ways to heal and we do know that. Ptsd is treatable so definitely. Don't give up hope on that but there's absolutely no one course for how people recover some people it takes them. Maybe a few months at the outset you start to get some symptom relief and then things are going pretty well for a while but then you know again. Later in life they get triggered by something and then they might have to go back into therapy again and worked through those things. That's not a failure in any way and for some people trauma recovery path is kind of wind e you know they go through treatment and it gets a little bit worse before it gets better because you finally start process. these things. A lot of raw emotions are coming out. And that's not the time to give up on their p. no that that's part of the process. That is gonna start feeling a little bit worse before starts to feel better but you know that is a necessary step in the recovery journey in for everybody the length of that time where they kind of have to sit with that. Discomfort is a little different doctor. Who says that. A lot of times people who've experienced sexual trauma go through a period. Where they aren't consciously registering. What happened to them. Maybe they can't even remember big parts of the traumatic event. Those are also hallmarks. Ptsd i think the reason why. Ptsd is more common among sexual assault survivors is. It's an experience that robs person of that feeling of active agency again. You know being a human being. We need to feel like we're in control of our world and that we are able to an act good outcomes in our lives and when something like that happens it's so shocking and it changes even yourself concept in the way that you view the world so it's very pervasive in terms of how it can change the person's worldview and how they feel like they fit into that world a survivor with ptsd might hold onto negative irrational beliefs. Like i am bad or judas case. No one can be trusted other. Ptsd symptoms can look like intrusive thoughts dreams or memories or on the flip side actively avoiding any potential reminders. Ptsd can also change stress responses. Like how you react. So survivors might be extra irritable or easily startled or prone to.
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"Hey y'all and welcome to unladylike. I'm caroline. I'm kristen this episode. We're discussing sexual trauma and ptsd so heads up. If you prefer to sit this episode out. Last week on the show tanya silverado. Anum told us about exiting abusive relationship with former new york attorney. General eric schneiderman this week. We're focusing on something that we rarely talk about. You've survived sexual trauma. But then what one of the things that like my past self immediately afterwards. Or when i was starting to process my trauma would like to know. Is you know what's normal for a rape survivor. What does it look like. After somebody has experienced a rape or sexual assault you know what are their attitudes. Which are their beliefs. Thinking that's judith. She's one of a number of unladylike listeners who've reached out to us with similar questions and that's why we wanted to make this episode the ripple effects of rape and abuse our real. There can be loss of just unexpected triggers. Ptsd there is a whole range of what is normal another big question that judith and other listeners brought up was like managing the day to day ripple effects can be really shitty. But about dating. Like how do you approach sexual intimacy again. Carolina are definitely not equipped to those questions on our own so we will be getting some expert insight later in the show then we do have a happy ending not to spoil it. We're gonna be talking with the woman y'all heard at the top of the episode. We're calling her d. m. and she's another one of the unladylike listeners. Who wrote to us about life and dating after sexual assault diem story is proof that yes you can come out on the other side. But first we're starting with judith. Back in november. Twenty nineteen at judith. Unladylike she wrote. I wanted to ask if you could sort of dive into life after rape. I asked because i myself was raped multiple times while serving in the military. And i'm still suffering from the physical mental and emotional trauma a decade. Later i have panic attacks. Whenever i even think i'm being hit on. How do i rebuild when that idea of who i was an am has been seemingly so irrevocably damaged. So a few weeks ago. We called judith. Up to talk about it will in that email. You expressed a desire for quote returning to the woman. I was before the rapes. So how would you describe that woman. Oh my goodness. I'm more her. Every day i was very young when it happened. so it's kind of like also morning my teenage self before that had happened. I was bowled. I was outgoing. I was friends to everybody. I was unapologetic. And who i was and i just now you know after everything that happened i have found that might trust for people is gone. I find it difficult to make friends. I find it difficult to even trust my family members at this point so one i'm looking for is a return to being more confident in who i am and who i was and having that sort of self competence in trusting others and billy and trusting others for years after the rapes judith was in full denial about what happened. She told us that. In the initial phase of that denial. She became hyper sexual trying to convince herself that what had happened to her wasn't rape it was what she wanted. A lot of. It was fear to the denial phase. Oh my god. There was so much fear anxiety. And i felt like there was literally no one. I could turn to not a single person on the entire earth. I couldn't tell my parents and anyways what could they do you know. I didn't have friends that i could turn to and say all fuck. This is what i'm going through. You know it was of the loneliest experiences in my life. What were dating and relationships like at the time i gosh. Let's see. I tried my best really to be in a relationship afterwards but because again i didn't have that trust with people and it wasn't able to quote unquote perform the sort of expected relationship intimacy. I found it difficult to connect with people. I had two very serious relationships to the point where we were engaged and the frustration that those gentlemen had experience with me reached a boiling point to where there was mistrust. there is distrust. there was a lot of suspicion. And why i wasn't intimate with him in wire would not open up with them. And after the second. You know relationship imploded. I just swore off relationships altogether. I haven't been in a relationship for the better. Half of a decade now in that first relationship judith mentioned she disclosed what had happened to her boyfriend but she quickly regretted it you know he was as young as i was. I think we were both twenty at the time. And he didn't really have the tools for the knowledge the experience to handle that sort of trauma that is left on was going through but he stayed up. Asked me well. it's been nine months. Weren't you over this yet. And oh my god after that. Just completely shut down. I was like okay in my head. That lesson was just instantly learned. Do not open up about this because they will not care you know and then after that relationship had ended and i got into my second sears relationship i was way more hesitant to tell them what had happened and it was to the point where it was the big secret that i had that i couldn't reveal to anybody because i didn't want that sort of rejection and that sort of retraumatize ation of not believing why i was behaving the way i was and why it was so cold and distant.
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"In the summer of nineteen thousand nine a family of six sunk to the bottom of the detroit river in their station wagon a jammed. Accelerator was to blame for the accident. So how did that accident transform into a murder and why does has surviving grieving. Father languish in prison to this very day in two thousand one a straight a high school senior was moved to a lockdown school for her own safety from gang violence but when a shooting happened ten miles away. Why was her rock solid alibi ignored. And how did she get convicted sitting in court right next to the actual shooter. a cleveland. Man was convicted of one thousand nine hundred four rape and murder. Dna proved him. Ashley innocent and set him free. So how in god's name is he back on death row and what can we do about it. Find out on wrongful conviction with jason. Flom from la for good podcasts. Finding wherever you listen dame products is a woman. Founded company making toys for sex developed and tested by real people with volvos. They're engineered to bring your solo end coupled play to new heights. They're making the world a better place one vulva at a time. Go to dame products dot com slash unladylike today and get ten percent off with code. Unladylike again that's dame products dot com slash unladylike to get ten percent off with the code. Unladylike around getting better was awful. It was it was excruciating. But it was so incredibly worth it. There was a while where. I didn't know if i could get better. And where i didn't know if i could have a normal life again and i am now a happier than i've ever been healthier than i've ever been and i got to because i took my whole life apart and disassembled at all. I got to put it all back together. How i wanted.
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"That's or does better to israeli saying it because it's a national security question it's offending odds you know any more than in any nation if you're under assault and they're under invasion people get you you do lose certain temporary amount of freedom people get called up people get dislocated because you have to deal with the exception scenes of what's happening at that moment so you can hopefully go back to the status quo. Anti after the after. That enemy is stopped otherwise nobody will have any say because if they take over and they're gonna kill all the jews we talked about this before like a deterrence theory that's largely comes from israel Military deterrence theory But you partners. In torah was mentioned. We can review. Even the last few weeks knocked mondays in his commentary. Torah says that revenge is a spiritual taivon a title rook neha pleasure from the spirit. And i think it's laid out in a way that like a fit like mathematics physics if you fuzzed damage to another person the other person not just. The physical damage has like a blemish in their soul. That could only be quenched by causing an equal or greater of damage to the person who damaged you. And that's how you knock minorities the ramban who your debated pablo christianity Lays out leaner like a cabalistic metaphor concept about the escalation of force that that that there's some blemish on the person soul of being damaged of that really could only i mean they're not saying the only method of quenching it It is not even a physical thing that the argument that animals don't do revenge in the in the same way that it's unique element of the human soul. You've hurt my honor. And the only way for me to regain my honor is declaws. An equal or greater amount of pain in the person who pained me and that's the natural escalation. The cabbalist used the terms Thought speech action that usually conflict. I arises in thought where person just thinks badly about another person and then to the level of speech before actions..
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"Agreed with what he thought along those lines. They couldn't be law to themselves. They're hollering of everything. Except those who are not color of everything are along the missouri christian lectureship in eighteen. Eighty six characterize such old testament. Events is joshua's long day as a piece of foolishness rejected inspiration. The book of job the player the matthew mark. We're confused regarding the second coming of christ suggested that. Jesus viewed biman's reveal that he was a victim of heathen superstition. Urban willett declared him sermon. That jesus was only a man but knew more of gob than any other man who passed that way. Samuel harden now samuel harden was a grandson of barton stone and his wife was a great granddaughter of alexander campbell. But i'm gonna pittsburgh in nineteen o nine arden said this repudiated the virgin birth insisting that profane hands at inserted that into the bible record he said the baptism should be dispensed with and all in patients should be accepted without late eighteen hundred day. S lamar affirmed a farm of the. He denied the factual nature of the garden of eden account and accepted the possibility that the earth would billions of years old. And you see how history is repeating itself because you see we're right back in the midst of the same kind of battle over many of the same kind of issues several years ago. A magazine dubbed mission was established. It was soon apparent to most of us that its mission whilst spread error among the churches of christ number of years several i believe four professors of abilene christian college as it was called at the fan. We're only editorial board about nineteen seventy three. They all with one accord resigned. Making some of those wonder if maybe it had become so embarrassing. That pressure has been brought to have them resigned because a lot of embarrassing things have been written that paper and yet they had not on their own resign and the very fact that they did not resign because of conscience seemed to be indicated by the fact that one of their wives continued for several years as circulated manager.
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"Simply not possible. A friend the mine brother. Jail johnson several years ago when preaching in dallas was going to baylor and studying in their graduate school and one of their professors was a big expert on this high criticism and able to distinguish in the bible all kinds of sources from different writers and so brother johnson hiring of hearing this suggests that the test to the. He's an. I'll go back to dallas and i'll get about ten or twelve of my friends and will decide on a theme to write about and we'll have some of them right part of midden some of it right some of them the rest of it and then i'll serve as a doctor and i will we all together and then will bring it back to you and with your skills you determine which was written by one person which was written by somebody else but he wouldn't even begin to accept the challenge like that. He knew he would obviously of course making claims about matthew mark. Luke and john or genesis exodus. You do not have such direct proof that the person is wrong. You know this literary criticism the method that used sometimes get completely out of hand. I remember reading a number of years ago. About an article in reader's digest in which the fellow was serious in proposing that Mark twain really did not write all of the things that he spoke of written but will just a frontman wrong. I don't know how many of you read much longfellow. But he really had a sense of humor me and of coq. Shakespeare didn't write shakespeare. They're not sure who did. But obviously shakespeare and it reached dizziness authorities. Perhaps when someone's ed that homer was not written by homer but by another man same name.
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"Which form part of the early chapters of the bible or the efforts of men to put truth in pictures. Modernism denies that men fell from his holiest state the myth of the fall of man the biblical account of the fall of man in genesis. Three deals with the fact of argument existence another a publication intended for seventh and eighth graders says this ancient myth probably put into written form sometime between two thousand eight hundred and fifty. Bc uses pictorial language to express the ancient hebrews understanding of the universal fact of humidity modernism. Asserts that humanity is actually a ascended from lower state by the evolutionary process goods current status they lutheran theologian helmet tila game. If you've ever read any tilleke it's like sloshing a thick louisiana swamp the understand what he's saying but he says i have no objection even as christian. The you're deriving man from previous animal forms and declaring that the monkey is his grandfather. And the tadpole great-grandfather why should i. That's something for science to inquire into. And that was a quote from. Creationism and evolution of nineteen eighty-one rimba patrick murray and neil buffalo. Who was member of the church of christ modernism adopts the higher critical attitude towards the bible which ignores the testimony of scripture itself in in its place tries to determine the source is that all of the biblical books are derived from claims. Moses did not write the pin but it is a combination of documents. You know jay and emp. Andy and maybe some subscripts those particular and they shows in fact. I remember hearing some years ago. That won higher critic even had an old testament printed in different colors one color for j. one for e in one for dean one for in order to demonstrate how the books of genesis deuteronomy about there's also a documentary hypothesis for the new testament and they have all kinds of imaginary documents like hugh and earn mark in the loop. And where do you go to consult any of these supposed- original documents and sources no place. Because no one's ever seen hide nor hair or parchment of any of these books. They simply do not exist except in the imagination of the critic. Cs lewis who knew something about literary criticism said in one lecture that i read and that is still packed in a box in my garage was not able to find the original essay. He said that such a the kind of attempts that are made to determine the sources of the bible books that the same kind of reasoning had been used on his writings and the writings of friends of his and he says that it is his impression trying to remember that in every case the method had been wrong that it had never worked. He said you would think by reason of chance along that they would have you know. Occasionally get something right. But he said his recollection was that they were never rocked any of their conclusions and he said yet they were working with a writer who shared the same language. They did share. The same historical background lived in the same century. Those aired the same social background that they did and they couldn't get it right and yet he said they think they can go back over two thousand years so culture in which they never live in the language which is not their native tongue and they can perceive all kinds of sources in these documents.
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"The areas in northern oaks knows firsthand has nothing to do with the fact that i've been with them now or at least i don't think it does. I wanna thank good jerry. Very much less induction in four is asking me to be on this lectureship and the elders here for having such a fine lectureship thoroughly enjoyed this first day look forward not only the rest of this lectureship but to other lecture. She had to come in the series. I am sorry that wayne jackson had the decided not to be here delivers speed so that he could do more preparation for his debate. All low having been at the debate this afternoon anymore. Preparation wayne sparks going to be overkill.