22 Burst results for "Barbara Boxer"
California Is a Land of Crime and Homelessness - Larry Elder Plans to Save It
"Have now passed over the decades into a place where california at the at the top of the list. Things are so bad and so broken down the level of crime the level of homelessness in cities they were once find cities like san francisco. I mean talk about that. We have homeless encampments. And it doesn't seem like nancy pelosi or anybody who's willing to lift a finger to protect people already to keep people safe you know and just a few months ago. A governor gavin newsom was assaulted by homeless man and he was protected by his purity guard. Most of us don't have security guards in just a few days ago. Barbara boxer was mugged by somebody in oakland and her cell phone was takings. Homelessness had gone through the roof and his avenue. Answer is housing first without dealing with why people are homeless in the first place. So even if you're going to build enough housing and there's enough money to build enough housing done anything to cause people to go to the houses let alone to stay there. And all you've done is encouraged. Other people from cold weather stays to say. Wow if i come to california. I'll be treated with dignity compassion and everybody deserves it and it'll get free needles and i'll get a free home. Come on down to cops. Tell me a lot of the people who are homeless. Pitching tents who are living in skid row. Aren't even from california. So one of the things. I'm gonna do with involved are religious organizations in mentoring people to get off the ground off the streets. They're going to church. They're going to be adopting streets. Adopting blocks adopting neighborhoods. And i'm going to unleash the private sector. I'm gonna suspend sequel. The i told you about earlier so that we can build low cost. Housing low cost apartments so to the extent. Get some people off and and get them self-sufficient they'll have somewhere to live so all of that has to happen is not happening right now. And again. i mentioned. I mentioned crimewatch. We have this narrative narrative assault on the police choosing the place of systemic racism. So what they're doing is engaging in passive policing opposed to proactive policing bad guys. Know it crime goes up in the very victims of this. Crime are the very black and brown people that the left claims that they were about. It's
Has the Republican Party Lost Its Way?
"Julie. Our last caller says it's the republican party that has lost. its way. sure the democrats are they got. They got their act together. Barbara boxer the eighty year old retired. Us senator from california assaulted in broad daylight in oakland california crime surging all over the country. And it's the republicans who've lost their way. I don't mean to be cruel to you. Julia but try again. Try again
Barbara Boxer Is Just as Obnoxious as You'd Expect Her to Be
"I've met barbara boxer and she's unpleasant and arrogant as as obnoxious as you think. She is. As this exchange she wants. When was this guy's do we remember was a number of years ago. She was holding a hearing. And this you wanna hear arrogance. This is barbara boxer. A few years ago has been delayed mammoth l. pr favorite. Could you say senator instead of ma'am just the thing. I worked so hard to get that title. So i'd appreciate it. Yes thank you you. Can you imagine browbeating. I think he was a member of the military. I think he was a you know. A high ranking member of the military testifying on capitol hill and. She's insulting insulted. Because he called her. Ma'am would you do me a favor. Commie senator. I met her and she is not a nice lady. Not at least two people. Who don't you know kiss her. You know what matter at the carnegie deli years ago in new york city sandy levin who used to be the the the major domo at the front door he always joked about marrying into the family carnegie deli sadly is no more man was that the greatest deli and she was in there one day and he thought. I just love it when people what you to. I wanna meet her welcome. You're want to meet. And he brought me over and she knew exactly what i did for a living and treated me like you would expect she would. I was like dust on under her under her gucci's or whatever she did not she did not care for may
Former U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer Robbed in California After Democrats ‘Defund Police’
"News. We got to cover lot of lot of stories a lot of things. I want to tackle barbara boxer being mugged. Wow in oakland city. The defunding the police great. What's it gonna take for democrats to open their eyes. Barbara boxer what does she eighty one years old retired. Us senator walking on a street in her in her community of oakland california in broad daylight and is mugged and assaulted and her cell phone taken. Tell me a little cheese. She i saw the quote this morning. She's still insisting well. There's no defending the police going on. Of course she was one of the worst of the worst. Not a very nice lady. You might remember she browbeat. I think it was an admiral. Who called her. Ma'am she was offended. Being called ma'am that's a classic. Barbara boxer moment been delayed. Mammoth the la cpr doing favorite. Could you say senator. Instead of ma'am. I worked so hard to get that title so i'd appreciate in slinky. Yup and i met her once. She's just as arrogant as obnoxious as you expect her to be. But i'm grateful grateful. She wasn't hurt. Thank goodness she wasn't knocked to the ground or stomped. As many elderly people have been in big cities around the
Tony Rodham, Hillary Clinton's brother, has died
"And the youngest brother of Hillary Rodham Clinton has died. Here's WGN's Roger of Bob Kessler excuse me. Hillary Clinton announced on Twitter that her youngest brother Tony Rodham died Friday night. She didn't say how he died, but said he was survived by his wife, Megan and three children Rodham was born in nineteen fifty four and raised in park ridge with siblings Hillary, and Hugh Rodham. He worked variety of jobs, including prison guard insurance salesman, repo man and private detective. He also worked on the Democratic National Committee, and previously married. The daughter of former US, Senator Barbara Boxer, Tony Rodham was
"barbara boxer" Discussed on KGO 810
"Two. Many black and Brown Americans are being locked up from mass incarceration to cast. To policing. Our criminal Justice system needs drastic repair. Let's speak. That was camera. Harris appearing today in Oakland where she announced her candidacy. She is from Oakland. She served as district attorney in the city of San Francisco, and then she was the district. I'm sorry. The attorney general of the state of California before she became California's Senator replacing Barbara Boxer. She's a first term Senator eighty eighty eight ten is our telephone number eighty eighty eight ten your thoughts on camera Harris. Do you think she's the person who can beat a Donald Trump in twenty twenty? And if not camera Harris who who do you think is probably the best person as a democrat to beat Donald Trump who could do it can can camera Harris, do it can somebody else. Do it better. Eighty eighty eight ten is the number. We go to joy Joyce calling from temple city. Hey joy. Welcome to k- GO. L? Pretty Pat, joyous joy. How are you? My dear. I'm getting there. Good good. I'm happy to hear that. I'm. I met Harris four years ago when she spoke at my son's funeral. Did. She. For people who don't know choice. Son is was a police officer who was killed in the line of duty. It totally offended her life destroyed her life. Her loving son was murdered. And so I did not know that camel Peres camel Harris appeared at his funeral was she she was fabulous. You know? And I was not in a good place. But I remember her quoting Rose Kennedy on about losing Trojan, and she should be so intelligent and so bright, and so wonderful. But I think it's too soon for her to run for president. I wish Joe Biden was younger. I really like that or work. What do you like about beta? I think he's up and coming. My daughter lives in Texas. She was very impressed with him when she saw him speak, and he should have won the election in I and he's the right age and in the right place. Yeah. Okay. Well, you know, what I I kind of like him too. I wanna know more from him. But I do I kind of like Baidoa work too. I didn't even have him down on my list. But it going back to camera Harris he thinks it's too soon. You know, Obama was a first term Senator when he ran for president, and he won and joy, a black woman. Man. Instead, that's true. And we still have this thing going in the south that they're not going to vote for a woman much less somebody who's biracial, which is a sad state of affairs. Yes. So you think that she has to bide her time for a while before she'll be deemed electable? Yeah. And one of the things John was on last night. It was wonderful as always. Expended? Oh. I I missed you. But really help bunch, Sean. But he was speaking about a rich man whose name I did not retain who's thinking about running incident in pendant. We cannot have an independently of lost two elections by having independent if we have somebody renting we'll get Trump again. And we can't have that. Yeah. I do think. And I think you're being practical joy, I think the idea is you wanna get somebody who really can go the distance. I'm not willing to count camera Harris out yet. And even though I understand she's not all that experience. I don't know those people who won't vote for a black woman. I don't know that they'll blackbutt vote for a black woman in ten years. You know, I'll tell you one of the things that I just found. So refreshing is that she's so poised she's so well-spoken. She's so intelligent, you know, and it's something that I simply crave because we don't have that in the. Current president. It's difficult for him to string two sentences together that are cogent and cohesive. And I and I love that she's able to do that. I also loved a lot of what she said, I don't necessarily love all of her background. However now that background may help her. It may make her a more practical candidate to get some Republicans to support her. And the reason is because she's got that whole law enforcement thing going for her as a prosecutor, and as the attorney general now, that's where a couple of things come up that concern me about her. But that may be the thing that sways certain Republicans to cross over and to support her eight hundred eighty eight ten is the telephone number. Thank you so much joy. You take care of yourself. Let's go to Amy Amy's calling from Napa. Hi, amy. Welcome to Keiji. Oh, hi. Yeah. So. Let's see I think. I agree with the lady that honestly, I think Biden is the best choice. Okay. For getting a crossed the all the issues that were encounter with having like, you said a black woman. I think I really liked hearing her steak, and I think I like her platform it's a little bit early. You know, for me to really know her, and and I've always voted democratic. I think that a little bit disappointing that Obama couldn't get work done. And I'm wondering if maybe I I hate I hate to to play the hand of like we have to vote for an old white man in order to get Trump out of there. But I think that you know, I think anything that will get him out of there at this point is what we have to do. Yeah. You may be right about that. What do you think of some of the other people in the field? I got you down for Biden. But what about some of the people like beta or Rourke, all listen to all of none of them. I really know that that data or that other person she stopped gonna win, you know. I just I just so focused on Hulu, I think can win. Right. And you know, I honestly it's very very early in quite a I really only hurt his name in the election. So. Yeah. Eighteen kind of not telling you what what John Ruffin, Mike, my friend and colleague, John Rothen, what he had on Friday was he said that he believes camera Harris should be the running mate of whoever the primary candidate. He like that. Yeah. And that may happens because the chest. She's smart as a whip. I mean, she truly. I like her. Yeah. You can't push around. I like the kind of female. Yeah. No, her persona. What is if he what is his platform? I mean what? For. Well. Here's the thing about about Biden. What is Biden stand for? We still have to find out. Now, he was a vice president who truly supported Barack Obama's agenda. But he is also somebody who's been in the Senate long enough that he's got a history to and there are going to be some things that come up about positions that he has taken on issues that are going to rub people the wrong way. But one thing that we have to come to grips with is. There is no perfect candidate. There is no I mean, I'm a Bernie supporter birdies not a perfect candidate. There is no perfect candidate. So let's understand that. But still talk about who is the most electable, and I'll tell you what I think Biden has going for him number one. He somebody that people like I mean, people genuinely like Joe Biden he's been around for a long time. He has the presidential. Look he has a well-spoken individual also. So he's got that going for him. The other thing he has going for him. Is that Joe Biden has always been a person who has to work with Republicans? He doesn't simply identify as a democrat. And then he won't listen to anybody else. And I think that's one of the fears of the re Republicans today, and I'm talking about the normal everyday Republicans who are voting out there. You know, what they don't want is a democrat to take the White House who is going to act the way Donald Trump has acted as the head of the Republican party where as long as he's controlling both houses he doesn't give to who. Twin anybody else has to say he's just going to run roughshod over everyone. They don't want that they want to make sure that the person who takes the office who will likely be a democrat in my humble opinion that that person is going to be the president of all America and not just the president of his base eight hundred eighty eight that's what Biden has going for him. I believe eight ten is the telephone number eighty eighty eight ten let's go to Melissa who's calling for. Oh, do I have to take a break. Now. You just okay, you're a tough taskmaster. You know? Dion. All right. Let's go to Melissa in Fairfield. I hey, Melissa. Welcome to K. Oh, Hello, Melissa. Hi, I like camera Harris. Yeah. I do agree with two callers ago that said it may be too early. To get into the race. I honestly fake. It's going to be Cory Booker. But I would love love love to see show by. And then Corey Booker. Oh, wonderful ballot. You tell out I'm gonna tell you what I don't like about Cory Booker. 'cause I like Cory Booker. I like his ideas. I like the things he says during the cavenaugh hearings in particular. He kinda seemed to me like he worst out. I mean, ultimately he stood his ground. I didn't like the way that he talked to the what's his face. Who was Grassley who is the head of the judiciary committee at the time. It's I I didn't like that. He seemed not to put himself on the same level as Grassley. I want him to know that he is as important as every other Senator in the United States Senate, and yes that guy was the head of the committee, but he didn't have to be. So I thought he was sucking up to him a lot. And I didn't think he needed to do that. He could stand on his own intelligence is on record his own opinions. He didn't have to do the sucking up. I don't want a president who sucking up to everybody. I want him to speak. Honestly, I don't want to be insulting and rude and nasty. I want them to be cooperative. But I didn't like that. Did you notice that about him? Or do you think that I saw something that maybe wasn't there? I don't really necessarily speech. In mind. I think you're probably right. Yeah. It probably ingratiated him a little bit. I mean, let's face it. We gotta do that. Sometimes. Yeah. Yeah. I get it. I I do get it. I just don't like to see it. You know? I I like people to stand up and say I'm every bit as important as you are. But you're right. I don't think he did it in that way. And maybe he was trying to gain a little bit of favor tried to get on his good side. That's distinctly possible. And I know he would be very resistant. If I told him I thought he was sucking up. All right. We'll be back with more of your telephone calls. Don't go away. We're talking about who best. And this doesn't have to be somebody who's already said that they want to be in the field. And let me ask you this too. Because we're talking that camera. Harrison, the issue of her lack of experience is coming to mind should that really play a role here. How important really is that she is an unknown entity. But she's in there early enough. She speaks well enough. She's touching on issues that are important enough to the people and the things that are affecting their lives. Can't she make the inroads necessary in order to make herself a real contender? I mean, Donald J Trump never held elective office. And he was elected to become the president of the United States. Barack Obama just like Hamil Harris was a first term Senator when he ran for president and he won. So why would it hold her back? Why would that mean that she's entering to sin? Eight hundred eighty eight ten is the telephone number..
"barbara boxer" Discussed on The View
"We at the year of woman, Barbara Boxer, so I, I don't believe that this if he is appointed to the supreme court, I don't believe that women aren't gonna show up. I think that there's going to be a big female wave along with a big Blue Wave of how how this has been kid go away. It's not enough women. It's Democrats have devote more because to stop Trump why from things because otherwise there's no tests and balancing. Remember that white women have to get out and vote because what we were told us that. White women, fifty percent of white women voted for him and believe that's fine because nobody's telling you that you should vote, but my goodness, if you're I all I can think of his daughters, John runs to be worried about your son's. But if you're worried about your signs, you want to make sure that there is a system in place to double check. And you also have you want to know respect women. You have to teach your sons about content. Women have to teach their sons, but I also think like you do what be that women should be believed. Our daughter should be believed. Our sisters, our mothers since win is someone not saying this is my, this is what happened to me enough and then put in one that put it in front of the court with no woman should be made fun of, no, no woman should have this. You know, what's interesting is you, you said something yesterday and I, it made me start thinking about stuff. You know, I can't remember the last time that I saw anything like this where so many men got on board to make fun of this woman. I was counted out and it's it's not even that you know, making jokes about cabinet, but, but this is like belligerence dominated Mississippi. No president. The president was mocked Dr. And it was mocking and everybody behind him. I was laughing and you remember them that what she said was so traumatic to her was when the boys were laughing at her expense. Now the world is laughing at her expense. That is. Cruelty is contagious and the taking a page. I think that the biggest and that's a great point. As I watched this, it's what an opportunity the president continues to have to bring this country together in some way. And how sad is do well, Saturday is that we are now at a place. I know you're looking at me like, you're crazy, but still the press the United States. And there are opportunities where you can stand up and say, this is not a time to mock someone to listen to people. He doesn't have it in. He's not vessels having alert. We'll be right back. You have to vote. This is the most important election in my lifetime, which has been pretty long. So that's saying something democracy is on the ballot. Our values are on the ballot. Make your voice heard. You can't complain if you're not voting and trying to do something about it. Please go to our website now and get registered to vote your view..
"barbara boxer" Discussed on The Jordan Harbinger Show
"The podcast is great, the speechifying and I've debated Karl rove who's the leader of the Republican party one time. We're going to do another one in San Antonio soon. I've debated Newt Gingrich twice, so I'm still out there with my voice. I do a lot of MSNBC and the podcast, as you know, it's a great opportunity to talk to people who are still in the arena, whether it's in politics or in writing. I had one great interview with e. j. Dion, who's a very famous political columnist, and the thing I wanted to do with the podcast and I know you know what you wanna. Do you know what drove you? My thing was first of all doing with my daughter. So we have a. Generational gap. So we can have our disagreements and we'd do our little sparring the beginning. And then I get interview people that I respect and admire either they're senators, former senators, members of the press actors, comedians whoever they are, and it's a chance for people listening to see what my life was like when I was a Senator and had all these people helping me, you know, when I had thoughts and ideas, so and then my daughter, she's been featuring hot race of the week who's running. So it's the only mother daughter, political podcast that I know of your. I think you might be right there. I don't know how the mother daughter political podcast on as quite small. Well, you know, it's very small. Yes. And so we have risen to the top immediately. On that Barbara. Thank you so much you, I've enjoyed it. So very much. Thanks. Well, there we go. I'm waiting for the inevitable negative review like, oh, well, you had someone on whom I disagree with politically, and I didn't really listen to the episode, but I wanted to write something about it. So I'm I'm bracing myself for that. But I think no matter what side of the aisle you're on. You got to kind of respect somebody who has dug in their heels and fought for what they believed in for so long. I met Barbara back in one thousand nine hundred six because I worked with her son, Doug. And then again, right? Win Barack Obama had announced that he was running for president and she is just an amazing person just so personable, but you can tell you do not want to mess with Barbara at all. I mean, she's she's a tough cookie for sure. Yeah, you can really tell that she an inch is also very sweet. So I think she's got really good soft skills, which is why one reason why she's such a great fit for the show because clearly anybody who's had that long of a career that successful of a career knows how to navigate pretty much every sort of situation that you might imagine coming at ya, especially in a world where they're like, all right, Honey, take a seat, you know, that kind of situation that she dealt with for. I'm sure the majority of her political career, so she's got the appropriate mixture of tough and sweet, which is was really nice to see an experience up close and personal. Great, big. Thank you to Barbara Boxer her book title is the art of tough fearlessly facing politics in life and was a fun to see how she was kind of raised in the economy that she had to tell with the whole time..
"barbara boxer" Discussed on The Jordan Harbinger Show
"We don't have enough time to go into it all, but I would say. Suffragettes spat upon they were force fed in jail. They were arrested by a democrat president named Woodrow Wilson who said he was a friend, but then he had were wha one and he's I don't have time for you and the women said, excuse us, it's our son's yeah, I get the chills when I tell them. So if you go there, what you'll see is the fight was unbelievable and women waited in line. You know, after African American men, they waited in line and then it got the vote. So we didn't get the vote till the twentieth century and men of property were voting in the seventeen hundreds. It's been a long hard climb just to get the vote, forget about it. And then after the war in the warriors of World War Two women proved that they could work and all these places. But after the war society said and literally said, women go back to the house, you cannot work. There's too many jobs for the men. And if you wanna work, there's something wrong. With you and women were given, I'm not kidding pills. If they wanted to work. What would the pills anti-anxiety pills or they had? I don't even know they had those back. Are you have too much energy takes valley of the dolls. They was written about that years ago and so yes, they gave you those. I can't remember the names of those pills anyway, everyone listening knows those Bill to calm you down. So bottom line, honestly, this is what happened to women. So thin when women started to wake up in the sixties after the happy days of the fifties and say, you know what? It's great if women want to stay home with kids and they have fulfilled, this is good. But if women want to go to the workplace to help their families, they ought to be able to end it started and I was young. It's again the matter of time and place. I was fortunate that at that period of time, I was a newly wed. I had done my thing on Wall Street, gotten shunned. So I knew when they were saying these things that they were telling the truth that there was so much prejudice and I started to watch it, watch it, watch it. And then I started to get very involved in natural whims political caucus and w, you know, all of that kind of thing, the right to choose a woman's right to choose in the early seventies became an issue. Nineteen Seventy-three was Roe v Wade. So I got caught up in it. All. I already had my family and my motivation for getting into office was I get these two little kids and I want the world to be okay. I don't want Viet nam more. I don't want any War. I don't want you know the oceans to be despoiled. I don't want my daughter not to have equal opportunity, so it kind of is the values of the family that I experienced is being a young mom and my experience of being, you know, harassed and other things. I was fortunate, I lost the one race, but after then I won every race ever since eleven races. And if you count all the primaries, like twenty four races primarily generals. So I was on my feet as an successful leader in the women's movement, the environmental the peace movement ready in the seventies, what keeps you going now you don't need to keep working with, oh, God, I don't think you for remind you welcome. What keeps me going is I'm still outraged inside. You know, I told her that in the beginning of the show, the sense of outrage that you feel when things are not going right. So I'm doing my work in different venues. I'm helping. Other people through my political action committee called pack for change, and everyone can find out about it despite going up to Barbara Boxer dot com. And I'm helping people. I'm going to not only raising money, but going to the districts if they want me to help them..
"barbara boxer" Discussed on The Jordan Harbinger Show
"Now back to the show with the amazing Barbara Boxer. You're known for getting along with people on the other side of the aisle. How do you recommend people do that? Whether it's politics or any other field? A lot of people can't do that. Well, it's kind of comes from my mom again, if you don't agree with someone. It's not right to let things go pie if they said something that offended you or. But if you really want to have a relationship and there are differences and doesn't have be political differences could be any kind of difference. Right. What I found if a person is close to you in proximity, let's say we were just friends and we were having a big disagreement and I I didn't want to lose our friendship, but is was a pretty important point. Don't do something that's going to cut off the relationship. That's not a good idea and I'll give you an example. I I give speeches all over the country. See a is my agent and I go out and I speak to young groups. I speak to people interested in healthcare, lots of different things. And in this time of politics that are so divisive, I'll always have a young person, you know, maybe age twenty five twenty six twenty to raise their hand. What is it? I almost no. What they say. Senator. I don't know how to talk to my father. Oh yeah. I can't talk to my mother. I can't talk to my grandpa. What should I do? And I say, don't give up, don't give up. You go over them. You put your hand on their shoulder because this is not worth losing. Love forever. So, and you say, look, grandpa, I know how you feel. And I know I can't change your mind, but I want you to respect how I feel because you live through different years. I lived through different years. So why don't we decide this just to make it so that we can see each other and keep loving each other, a, let's avoid hot button issues. But if we want to go there, let's do it in a setting where we have certain rules, and let's not let it break up our family, but grandpa I'm not going to change how I feel about this or that you know, that's kinda how you can do it. It doesn't always work. It could still be traumatic, but it beats losing contact with people that you love deep down inside. It also sounds like you're playing a little bit of the long game instead of short game. So knowing that you're going to be together with your colleagues in the Senate, for example, for years and years, it's just not worth the. You can win the battle and lose the war without a doubt and take it even further because the Senate is such a strange place. One person in the Senate can really screw you up and put a hold on one of your bills forever. If you step over that line, there's actually a rule in the Senate that you can't call another Senator a certain name. Once I said about Jesse Helms, he was against a woman because she was lesbian and she was the first lesbian nominated for a sub cabinet position. But she needed confirmation as a Sistan secretary for housing, Roberta Acton Berg. She was very public person and she's terrific. She still is terrific. She was a member of the board of supervisors and he, he called her off the floor of the Senate that damn lesbian. So I went down on the floor of the Senate and tried to stick with the rules. And I read into the record an editorial from the San Francisco Chronicle. At that call Jesse Helms out and was not polite. Jesse Helms and they made me take down my words. They said I said, I didn't say it. I was just reading. And that's my friend. We'll do the comedians as at can't do it so I couldn't do it. Yeah. Yeah, they they want to close that loophole. But regardless of that, you are also well known for being able to persuade instead of just convince and one of the examples. I can't remember if this is from your book or just from news articles, but you held up something like a it was like toilet seed pot or something..
"barbara boxer" Discussed on The Jordan Harbinger Show
"You can't do this mom just because you're in barris about your checks because they had this big quote, unquote scandal where there was a Bank at the house of representatives, but it really wasn't a Bank. It was kind of like a, they just kept your checks and I can't describe it it. It was just, it became a scandal because they had no overdraft protection, so they would pay you. I wouldn't pay any attention to my checkbook, which I hate to tell you was one of my big false, but I admit I would get paid. Then I thought I got paid on the I. I never looked at anything. I was terrible. Don't follow what I'm saying. Any of the listeners, please? This is bad, and then I would write all my checks and I thought everything was fine. What I didn't always the Bank was so behind. Kind. They didn't really credit me to the fifth of six by then I'd written my rent my this, my mother's check, whatever I had to do to help family, and I wound up with these overdrafts which would then covered in my next paycheck. But no one ever told you until the scandal broke. I was so humiliated as you just look like you're writing bad checks all over. It was San Francisco, horrible. What happened was I never wrote a bad check that was always covered. Okay. But, hey, overdraft protection was the scandal to the Bank. I Gotcha. And that is scandalous, but I never knew because I didn't pay. Let's be clear. This is not my forte. I was focused on other things I was so Barras how I ever got elected. I don't know. But what I did was I was totally honest with the people, and I said, here's the deal, I admit it. I didn't pay enough attention to my checkbook. I admit, I admit it. I have no excuse. However. Take a Pat because in those years, didn't have tablets, take a yellow pad and put a line down the center. And on the left side, say bad things about Barbara Boxer and on the right side, say good things. And on the left, believe me, you can say, did not pay enough attention to her checkbook was embarrassed by the scandal cleared of any wrongdoing on the right side of the paper which I was. And then what I've done for kids what I've done for the environment. What I've done for health care, what I've done for housing, blah, blah, blah. And I hope that exercise will say, okay, I'll vote for her. She sure not perfect, and there's a lesson in that in life. You gotta own up to your stupid mistakes. We all make them with dumb when none of us is perfectly so me and one of the lines I had it as this thing went on as you know, I admitted I wasn't good with my checkbook. It was sloppy, and my closets are not neat either. You know, I definitely. Have things that aren't perfect, but on the bright side always was in this for the right reasons to make life better for people. I think you probably hit a stand up for yourself a lot. And a lot of the examples that I've read in old news stories in your book, the art of tough when I was researching you and in prepping for the show, was you you you do recall your mother's advice all the time. What did she say?.
"barbara boxer" Discussed on The Jordan Harbinger Show
"Now, let's hear some more from Barbara Boxer. When you travel more, which I assume you travel a ton. But when you travel more when I started traveling, I started to think much differently because when you get people who really don't agree with you because they don't have any dog in the patriotism fight for the United States, you start to feel a little bit not quite guilty, but you start to look at yourself in a different mirror. That's a little more maybe honest than the one you have hanging on the wall at home and you start to go, this is isn't. Okay. And we're kind of the only people that think that this is okay depending on what it could be any type of behavior at all. And I think this is one of those things where people look at us. We can't say, we'll look at all. We've done for you and they're like, what are you talking about? You know, you're, you're doing all these other things inside your own country. It's really hard to to call out other countries on their behavior, North Korea, Libya Syria. They can just go. We'll look at this other crap too, and they do. Yeah. They did it Charlottesville. So you know, for. For the leader of the free world, this would our country has been to. Rip kids away from their families, maybe forever and visit that type of trauma on little babies. This is no. This can't hold while. I don't think it's hopefully it's not going to happen for very long because there's a lot of pressure on that. I'd love to go back to talk about this all day, but you'll, you'll discuss it more on fightback with your with your daughter, which I think is kind of a cool idea. I hope my kids want to do shows with me at someday. Oh, can I say for you and your wife? It's the best thing because after they get older and they think, well, my parents, they're, they're all right. All right. They're not. They work with you. They have to call you. So yeah, I have to stay in touch. I always kid by kids. I said, thank God. We do this together because I do some projects with my son and my daughter, and I feel, oh, my life is so full because it's wonderful. You're not the last thing on that your your your day to day thing, not just call them at least a couple of times that week. You went from stockbroker to Senator which seems like a really big pivot. And when I was drafting this question based on on your book, I thought, oh, well, stockbroker back then. Yeah, that must have been mostly a man's job at the time. And then now I realize I think every job was probably a man's job at that time every job except secretary nurse. Let's see. What else. Fair worker teacher? Yeah, that was pretty much the choice when I well, I didn't go from stockbroker to Senator I I had ten years in the house of representatives and six years on the board of supervisors should've said, hey, did pit..
"barbara boxer" Discussed on The Jordan Harbinger Show
"All right, here's Barbara Boxer. I found it funny that you're, you're first election. Your slogan was Barbara Boxer gives a damn. So even back then actually carrying was like a differentiator. Yeah. I mean, it was so interesting. First of all, scared me to death as I thought back on taking such a risk with the slogan using the word damn, oh my God today, you couldn't get away with it. But what happened was I had a very hard primary race with a wonderful woman. And she and I were very much like on the issues, but we had a different style. You know, I was more, shall we say activists. Okay. And she was more slow and deliberate and Ronald Reagan was president. He was destroying the environment. He was against the ER a and all those takeaway women's right to choose and all that kind of thing. And so my campaign manager came in and said, you know, Barbie, Evan ideas. What is he said Louise? She was my Ponant. She gives a darn, but barber, you give a damn. That's true. But then what we saw it up outta poster, I panicked, but it we did it. We won nervous. I thought, did I go too far? But I've always told people who I am and it always work. Well, where did the carrying come from for you as most of us? We learn our values kids. Yeah. And I mean, I grew up in New York in the inner city and certain things. I absolutely remember my mother more than anything. My mother who never graduate from high school. My mother would say if she saw me staring at somebody who may have had a disability, never stare Honey. Do you know what that feels like for that person Nevis stare and she was stern about it, and those kind of values about being outrage of somebody did say something mean about somebody else. We all of that just it comes from the childhood. Years, really? I know you saw Jackie Robinson played baseball and that made a Coit. The impression on you in your book as well. Oh God. Yes. When I sat down to write the book, you know your memoirs which by the way I hope everyone will do. It doesn't matter how old you are. You have a story to tell and you have many stories to tell. You know, I realized that, of course, given my age, I had lived through so many unbelievable times, you know, the World War Two, the holocaust, the fifties, the fight for equal rights by African Americans, thin for women, the environment and on and on, and all those things baked into my my world view in how I saw I saw life and and I always had this sense of outrage inside me. And it was interesting that you probe that because I always said, if I lose that, I'm just going to stop doing, you know, my work, which. Still doing by the way, even though I'm not the Senate, I still have the outrage. I pour it out on my podcast and my guests helped me deal with it, but there's to me there's right and wrong. Jackie Robinson, my father would take me two games, my dad, and he was the only one of nine kids born in America. So baseball was really the American thing to do. You know, this was going to make our family really America. So I became a baseball fan and he said, I want you to watch number forty, two Jackie Robinson's I will. And he said, he's an amazing player, said, yeah, I know he got he looked stance. Look, the way runs stills and it just all the energy just wrapped up in his body. See when he played at my desk had no more than that. He said. People who him and spit at him. And I said, why? Why would they do that to Jackie? And it still brings tears to me and he said, because he's a negro, which is the way you defined people who are African American then. And at that moment, I thought how stupid is that it's stupid and racism is so stupid. And you could say it in much more eloquent terms, which of course I had to learn how to do being a United States Senator, but that was what I learned that young age..
"barbara boxer" Discussed on Dr. Drew Podcast
"Vailable like usual places flexing tunes the invest the invisible war and then the hunting ground right and we're gonna win now i imagine i'm working on the barbara boxer doc we'll see how that goes there's some there's some bag trying to write the ending and what's it just premiered just she lives in the end never gives up she lives what is next well i'm doing this podcast it's a joy to work with your kid after all shoes with kids and then you wind up as grownups and you say you know we can we can do something special together enjoy it and i do some work with my son as well so that's just a joy i also give speeches all over the country and i've debated newt gingrich and i've debated karl rove and it's been very interesting that and landed eights this cycle and i have a pack that i volunteer for which is raising money for other people and colin i have a very exciting development deal with fx that's very exciting about on women who runs for congress surprise surprise gary you only thing for these guys this has been excellent but you're you're closer to the age group that i was trying to speak on behalf of anything that rang through or untrue or different for you you know i think that the age group that you're talking about i think i fall slightly outs no you are you are about five minutes but you're close to them i work with a lot i work with people in that age group and my misrepresenting what they had they are no i think that a lot of it's a little confusing to me because when i was growing up you know the college thing was was very valued it was it was what you did and it was you know you go to college get a better job and how about how about the me too thing the me too conversation that's where i was really trying to represent i don't know the things hard for me i i consider myself very lucky that i didn't end up in any jerky behavior i i looked and i know because it was it was it was reinforced right it was it was it was kinda world luckily i didn't have a lot of luck with ladies i don't believe that for hey listen i luckily i figured out and i got married i judy i what do you call the position fishy aided his wedding house boxer nicole bucks wait a few months but but but i you love young guys around here are they expressing that anxiety that i was seeing on the college campuses stuff i think in the guys that are probably seven eight years or younger than me but the guys my age i i think that luckily most of the guys my are married yeah you on now but i i do feel that my life would have been radically different if i was born five years later so they're having a different experience which is good it is good and i hope that ten years from now or less maybe it will be just way more good right now i think there's a mix right there are enough well i've got a pumpkin i gotta run out of here but you think you for joining us we approve anything else we need to mention on the way out the door we left it we enjoyed when we come back to some therapy done and done time for.
"barbara boxer" Discussed on Dr. Drew Podcast
"Do with respect for women when you take away their right to choose their healthcare you know when you where'd you said i feel runaway well yes snatched children from their moms role who you're in corollas this is his network and he asked me to pertains to border asked me to ask you two questions one was what would you do with the border situation how do we saw that because all these lexi's every time i talked about immigration lawyer get more and more confused to me when people say it's complicated confused no let's deal with it when people seek asylum that's legal right but and for them to say they have to go to certain ports of entry that's a bait and switch because they go to the port of entry and they say we're too busy it goes somewhere else then they go to another port that's not one fix would be giving up manpower to do with the port of entry that'd be or open up other horse eventually rather than how conway before we get to that we've four we get to that i want to continue just because here's what i think you do then you have to have if there's a lot of people coming you have to have a surge of immigration judges and attorneys to help yeah we have a number of fabulous organizations from the aclu to larosa too many others who will work new very cheap prices you'll get attorney sound there and you deal with this expeditiously last point trump says catch and release that's the worst thing in the world if if you take these mothers with their children and you send them out to visit their aunt knuckle somewhere you'll they'll never come back for their hearing lie the facts from ice are that if you put an ankle bracelet on one of these moms or dads and you say here's you court date ninety nine point eight percent of them show up so it's not true is making too long issues and putting bracelets on people they don't they know that they have to show up i don't have a problem with that i'm just saying to you that the reason it's the problem is that it's taking four years for them to get the hearing now there are more people are more so excuse me twenty five billion for a wall took just a tiny proportion of that you could fund all these things and most the minor standing is from the attorneys that a lot of if not most these asylum asylumseekers are not not gonna get it then what do we do well you send him back that's the rule that's the rule that's most of these people because they're they're they're poverty and drugs drive things so don't we need to change the law on here's my view if you this is my view if you fear for your life if you fear for your child's life if you fear for your safety if you.
"barbara boxer" Discussed on Dr. Drew Podcast
"Horrible situation so i think that what they're doing is a follow on to the violence against women act which they're going to explore ways that they can say no if you do this nine only you can get in trouble in your state but it's a federal crime it's a civil rights cry i have a feeling that's what that's what they're looking at a one also go back to the shift when women are properly represented all situations power how do we help women get there well i'm gonna turn to nicole in a minute because she's focused on a lot of these young women but it's the way i did it it was putting together everyone that i knew at the time who believed in me because i run for local office in my served in local office before i ran for the house and that included a lot of men and women so i had because i believe you need coalitions people who knew that i could do this i can a could win i go raise the money should we need to teach women how to do them well we all women and i'll turn it over to nick i want to say in my time way back when there were two women in the senate and iran and we had the quote unquote year of the woman in ninety two we went from two to six emily's list came to my systens and they were so wonderful because they adopted any woman who was running for big offroad choices yes and democrats they are a democratic organization and pro choice democrats and they said you you don't have the networks at the men have for money because you don't belong to rotary clubs or any of those other things so we're going to go out and we're going to raise tiny little bits of money for you and we're going to send you every month you're gonna get an envelope it's going to be three dollars from this one in ten from this and because of emily's list i had the money so money and message and courage and thick skin yeah and i mean just just on that now i mean it's happening there we can talk about how to help women but it's it's on their absolutely running and that's the most important thing is just run so that's number one if you run you have a chance of winning now we're seeing good women candidates running and not only running but running it's other brilliant women candidates and we saw that quite a bit even here in cali and our jungle primary that we had and we had some real we have outstanding women that are challenging the republican men in these flippable seats which is really exciting for the first time ever you may see a freshman class going to congress imagine it's january third this class of congress is being sworn in and all the freshmen gather for a photograph they're going to take on the steps of the capitol and for the first time ever you're going to see a majority of women in that photograph possible it's posits likely so so a freshman the freshman and this goes back there's an organization that i had on the podcast last week on my on my podcast fightback called vote run lead and it's an outcropping from the white house project which is sort of the first nonprofit group that was created solely to think about how to get women in the pipeline so there could be a woman president and so vo vote run lead does workshops trainings will teach you i think there's an online survey and of course you can take just what to expect what to have have in your in your kit if you're gonna run i asked aaron who's the head of it i wanna run to be a dnc delegate what should i do she's like we'll take a quiz you know and i thought screw that i was going on but but not many not many women out there have a mom who's who's in this business be fair the the practice of democracy were sort of out of practice as a population i think it's interesting to see we'll but it's interesting to see women lead the way back to the practice of all you have to do is look at the women's march that happened recently people standing up against what they see as a president to taken a wrecking ball to most of our values a lot of them have to.
"barbara boxer" Discussed on Dr. Drew Podcast
"A written consent they are in some kind of peril and they should be thinking about it that they were like yeah yeah spontaneity gum no no no no no no no that's that's yeah i know so you know they need to understand you know point eight alcohol level or point oh eight no consent so to glass of wine no consent now kids need to be experts in what the legal limit looks like or maybe they carry around blow just don't drink wine and try to get consent it's it's very simple don't try dr a car don't try to get consent being imperative i thought it was hard in my day we member nicole we had the aids crisis what did i do i wrote she sent me like a box of condoms at college team did you get that you know them are not using kind of now i mean i was with about four hundred does less couple of weeks i was doing some television with them started talking about the increase in this stuff and i saw their face glaze over and i said well economies and i saw again the is go down i went well how many using condom and what percentage you think of the room used condoms i would under v i would have guessed a lot but zero zero not one and they all laughed at me for a sort of discussing this zero and i well we got some work to do a junior you know it's every generation we gotta go right back to swear one i'm thinking just just my head sir attorney about the government having the government had deeper guidelines maybe the mob wouldn't feel to do it's calling for you here but i think you should start a consulting firm i want to hear more about this this this civil the civil rights issue and tell me more about what i learned today i mean this sexual assault bill of i mean i it's check it out on c span my fav my favorite audio listening may i love podcast cspans okay laugh somebody when i watch book tv tv okay so so tonight when you get home in the middle of that when you can't sleep you're up worried that your son went on a date yeah go on mom what committee has cory booker did i tell you what committee it was well and remember who was been the finance just cheery sexual assault thinking you know sort of wishlist where does that what does that look like when it becomes legislation what would what would it be what would it give us i mean i think it's going to standardize what's acceptable unacceptable and more importantly how you adjudicate the crime so there'd be a level of that's what i think playing field yes that was only need right now people are plying different depends on who you are where you are depends on what you are you know evidence and all this stuff so but mom would know more about how to craft the legislation but i think you think will happen a follow onto the violence against women act that's what it sounds like but it feels like there's like an empty set and as always when the mob jumps in right when it doesn't have the right system in place to sort of adjudicate as you're saying i like that idea that there's a real set a standard because then there's not this sort of yeah date or not a dick chart for that it's either you're either it's either a crime or it's not it's either federal crime or it's state crime thing that if they're looking at it as it's they're looking at it from civil rights stamp yeah which means it's it's minimus you know it won't it because it's a federal crime it's i mean federal crime if it's a federal crime they more like because for example if a african american is killed in a hate crime that ipso facto it's not only a crime in the state and the locality but it's a federal crime this is what we tried to do with violence against women because battering of women in what remember joe biden says why do we call it domestic violence it sounds like it's a pet domestic thrown yeah he said it's such it's a terrible thing you know about every thirty seconds of women is beaten this isn't anything about kids dating this in relationship whether it's a partnership or a marriage it's a.
"barbara boxer" Discussed on Dr. Drew Podcast
"Way about women there's a you know complicity in in the people around him i think no more role model if they're that's sank nicole for bring give and take i hate it but you're right but i don't think they're i i've been around college campuses for my kids grad school stuff and i've just i've not counted anything close to a college student who would not understood time you go to usc my son just graduated from usc and i know that one of the frats just got shut down because they had rapes at school professor's oh back differ from professors acting out well the doctor over there it's not good oh the michigan oh to usc oh i'm sorry this is this is stuff now coming to light optimist os and up dimissed if i wasn't i wouldn't be right here now be watching a movie somewhere else but i think that i'm off to us too it's a hard time it's but it's so necessary and eventually the culture is going to catch up with the metoo movement and the injustice that we will go to see now and then but i could tell you right now when twenty women come forward or fifteen ios yellow a paradox parody and i do agree when it's one individual versus one you have to be a lot more careful and there's ways to prove things but i do think the mobs in charge that's what i'm concerned because chance to even discuss proving not proving it's just done well we don't have mob just that's not right you're so how do we know when we are where we need to be as a culture and with the obviously this bill you really think it's going to have to do with prosecutions you know i mean for how do we know we are where we need because responsible for committing crimes in we know were there i think that women won't be part of their job interview or part of their job experience won't be sleeping with the director i mean i'm just telling like not so far from where we i mean that's we're a million miles from that please look at just what happened with matt lauer i'm telling you it's not everybody a million miles from a now we've traveled you wanna be you wanna talk stats if you look at rape in the military an ecole explored this in a film with kirby dick no he had the ruling it's really impact asking when will we know when we find out that not just one in thirty are being reported i don't even remember the stats on remember the stats on how many reported but there it's terrible it's terrible days yes so let me just say they know how many reported and they also have a terrible record of going after the perp actual secure and so the military they'll be a real statistic way to to know if there's if things are getting better on the college campuses i think in these environments there are ways to track it but if i could take a broader view way bigger broader view which gets to the culture and get society it would be will know it's getting better when half the united states senator women will know it's getting better you know when at least half the people in the boardroom a women on behalf of everything not a quota system but in reality we are half the population and it we should have half the power and i am going to say something else that's not predictable not all women are good either you know a women with power can sometimes abuse the power and also we've seen women teachers who have had affairs with underage met boys so not everybody is perfect so the society has to move to a place of utter and total respect and and we have to have will women sick people though you're sick people that the the you know those women dealt with lots of them that act out on their teenage students doesn't mentally ill there's serious illness respect not right well that well okay all right but child has to know big people from the parents has to understand it's not okay so you never gonna cure every problem in the world but you going to have a seat change either leave when you have a representative government.
"barbara boxer" Discussed on Dr. Drew Podcast
"We did get certain pieces of it through then years later when i got to the senate he said will you help me really get the larger bill through us at yes this was an amazing bill it you know it funded shelters for abused women it did you to lighting streets more police officers in certain areas looked at college campuses it did a lot but the main thing it did it and it said if so facto if if there is a rape or if there is a an attack on a woman because she's a woman it's a civil right and was going to be protected under civil rights got thrown out of court so we still have a lot of work to do i sense that this new look in the congress may be try and finally say if so facto if you're a woman and you get raped it's because you're a woman it should be a civil rights violation and that would lead to swifter prosecution or interesting but it also would it would it would attempt to sort of say no matter the circumstances of the rate because i did a documentary about sexual assault on college campuses and they also did a film about sexual assault in the military both policed and handled completely differently totally separate systems of justice and so you know that's part of the problems well it's like there's no like equity among these different will convenient kind of where my head was that was that for a change for change i don't think there's any concerned about governmental overreach when it comes to this issue it's a weird social over with social media the mob has overreached its is do you know what i mean it could government was because they're not evolve right now but the mob has taken the example i have friends who've gotten severely harmed by just by acusations that were spurrier's for sure spurrier's they weren't they just bad relate k k level level nothing like the really just things that relationships that went bad that people have different experiences and so a couple of asians come up and people their their billing to make a living and it's like soviet russia your not a living and no process no ability to and i was talking to learn about this lawrence of aunt who's my partner and she said no i don't i can't sign off on this unless there's a pattern multiple women coming forward and a pattern but so the metoo movement doesn't get behind that but the mob does right and so i don't know what we do about that because it it it marginalize is the more the legitimate complaint the series complain that makes them all a fire way to deal with it really is through culture change and if we felt if if it felt like like basically what you're describing shitty men just shitty men no shitty meaning your friends potentially at shitty relationships time could have been right shouldn't relationship or there's another category for sure which is the one you're talking about that that that part interestingly i'm not sure that part's yet sort of out than figured out yeah but it's interesting shitty right mix and that's cultural thing so you're saying barbara's experience you know she's been with my dad her whole life she sort of had one partner and that's you know that was just a generational thing and then here comes our generation we've had a couple marriages maybe and i think this young one they're just doing it totally differently and so there's the opportunity you know there's the opportunity sort of call this thing out we see it we smell it we know what it is and there's words for it.
"barbara boxer" Discussed on Dr. Drew Podcast
"That's impossible is it you wanna come see the final grade it yeah so i say fesser yes i can't believe that you did this it's the only grade below an a minus that ever got so my husband walks me to meet the guy tell me if i'm going onto long ago don't be looking at me through so he's waiting i go up and i walk in now i'm twenty one barely and i walk in and i look around is a big table in him and me in this class classes were over in this in this room and i said where's my final i don't see it and he said oh i didn't bring it so i said well we're going to go over the final where is it and i'm still not getting it and he says oh i just want to tell you something barbara's what's that he said i just always watched you and i just thought you're so energetic and you're so cute in your so every time i ask the question you raise your hand and you're my favorite so i said oh well then why did you give me the great and he said while i kinda have to bend over backwards you know i have to go and i get up to leave he throws me up against wall like over there and i'm in your studio near the door he throws me against any leans over now he could to me look like he was eighty five he was probably forty five any any puts his mouth on and i push him i grabbed the door i run i run down this the most important part of it my husband's waiting what happened i said tell him the story what happened he said oh my god let's go and i said we'll whoa just a minute what are you going to do while i'm gonna tell him not punch mamata you can't do that well then we have to go talk to the head of the what will happen i won't graduate if i don't graduate they won't believe me i don't graduate i won't get my drive on wall street's waiting for me bottom line is never told a soul until in nita hill a million years later it's what your wife said it's what are your options what are you gonna lose it was a terrible thing and then when i went to wall street they wouldn't give me the job i wanted i had to be an assistant like a secretary instead of broker but that's a whole other chapter in my book that's the answer the shocking thing is women took it on the nose took it on the chin and i think that this metoo movement that's why it's breakthrough yes it's it's now my fear is overreach that it would go too far or won't have a due process and will lose some of its it's possible but i gotta say that just seeing women come out in mass especially women in my generation i am younger than barbara if you were not we'd have to really deep dive into five allergy that was going to be funny but no seeing seeing women come out it's really sets an example for the younger generation the younger girls that they don't have to take this really i know of course and even if that was all it was like meaning to prosecute people when there's evidence and by the way today i was thinking when you guys were talking or listening that today they had a hearing on the sexual assault bill of rights in congress which is part of this over sweeping over arching thing that has been talked about for awhile in congress about how to legislate itself as it relates to sexual assault in congress and it was very interesting member terry crews okay so terry crews testified and that was all today and it was absolutely courageous and fascinating that all rape survivors all victims of such sexual assault there would be this sort of bill of rights for sexual assault is that requiring a law or is it package of laws because i know sacramento is there's a movement to to try to clean up going on i i have to throw in when we wrote the violence against women act that was joe biden and i was in the house at the time and he was the leader in the senate on this bill and he came over to me and he said barbara would you carry the violence against women act in the house i said i'd be honored senator and so.
"barbara boxer" Discussed on Dr. Drew Podcast
"The old boys club we're gonna protect him and barbara wasn't going to let that happen barbara boxer and it took three years to get the guy out but she's sitting on charlie rose i'm watching this tape and and and just thinking wow he just got pushed out of his gig and an ultimately at the end of my documentary you will see that eighty percent of the men in my doc have been forced out resigned all over me to type stuff i want to going to drill in but i i to get your strapping because i give you a chance so you grew up where i grew up in marin county california i tried did you a college or i ended up going to santa barbara city college nyu film school got it which is a great films and that's where you became a documentarian not yet i sort of stumbled through i did a lot of feature stuff here in la was a development executive and i worked on a few big movies like rudy on the notre dame football movie and most people know that tisch is the name of the film school in new york one of the one of the premier film schools okay and now your goal is to depart cast and is is it specifically now a lot of female empowerment type stuff you're getting into we do i think you know my my segment on the show that's weekly has called hot race of the week and we're really looking at candidates that are running not just women but also men of color just sort of the outside the box candidates that seem to be so happening right now so it's been super exciting a lot of challenges i am so lawrence of on my talked to on the radio i believe it was the two of us you talked to she she is the object of she was the object of harvey weinstein's affection with the plant and she was the one that said me too as she was really when the started the whole thing and so she's in the middle of it all the time very quietly but but i watching what she inter fact interfaces with and i feel deeply interested in this and i've been interested in many different ways i used to walk around college needs electric college campuses and i would sort of advocate for women to contemplate why it is that they've taken on the sexual identity of seventeen year old male if that makes them happy or not because i was thinking a lot of unhappiness and i've just sort of saying is there's something else that might work for you kind of an uncle tom thing in fact to take on the i did it for ten years i stopped probably about six years ago this time they're doing well less so now less on this was this is really the night well the ninety five thousand eight nine it was it was and it was very big pushback how dare you and i kept thinking okay that you want that's fine now when i talk to people about it there's a lot of yeah i was angry it didn't really fit now really angry and i even i asked my wife about this we were watching a documentary about hugh hefner and it was all this exploitation of women and i said why didn't you why why if that why did the people enthusiastically put up with that she she said something very interesting she had to the only move we had that's all we had that was the move and i thought wow that's very what are your our yes i'll give you a very quick story i go back a long time and when i went to college was a longtime sixties and was married in sixty two and i graduated six months later and my husband went to law school we're still together after a lot of years and i had an incident at the time with a professor who had given me a terrible grade in my final and i had always had great grades i was an economics major and i was met so i call the guy up now this guy was the symbol of family man he was known he had like six seven kids everyone loved him in the economics world then they were only two or three women in that whole class so i get annoyed i i call i get him on the phone i support happened he said will you just didn't do l on your final i.
"barbara boxer" Discussed on Dr. Drew Podcast
"The opiate addiction the opiate crisis i cannot recommend that series strong enough but want to get right to my guest today i'm delayed and privilege to welcome barbara and nicole boxer their podcast is fight back with barbara boxer and boxer right you guys together the twitter handles at barbara boxer an nicole boxer and if you're if you've had your head in the sand you might not know who barbara boxer from from california even if you had your head in the sand you would know she was so she of course surfer long time and the house and she was a us senator for california ninety three to two thousand seventeen and i'd forgotten you're part of the vice chair of the ethics committee until recently was that true well i headed the ethics committee when democrats were in charge and then i was vice chair it's the only committee that's three three tie so you have to get along or you don't get anything and i was just thinking i think you've got out just the right time in the ethics pretty juicy then drew was uc but now mind boggling and so frustrating yeah right but i think i got to hear some of the juicy bits even though i was probably the only person that could actually on occasion here i was sworn to secrecy though can you talk about now well wait i wanna get clear and you can't have been given the go ahead what what pops in your head when you think about the first thing that comes into mind is bob packwood obviously and then everybody who he was because he's been gone awhile so senator packwood back in the nineties had i think he had sexual assault cases filed by twenty six staffers you're you're putting a number in the bidding in number in there which i can't really see seventeen ultimately bunch of so many coming out he had like seventy six cases in california now i know you're in in the federal government but in sacramento there's been a lot of nasty behavior to behavioral over drew year year you know this it's it's about a lot more than the act itself it's why it's it's the power syndrome it's the disrespectful syndrome and all kinds of other stuff just talk and throw stuff it's exactly right exploring for some other project we're working on sort of two exciting record with packwood not every one of the women say he assaulted them but well wendy one women who said he either assaulted them or stuck his tongue down their mouth hard so little harmless tongue sticking and so and so i was new then and was not on the ethics committee and i sat back and i was waiting patiently for the ethics committee to throw the bum out and in never happened and i kept agitating as an i can't tell you listeners enough when you're freshmen in the senate you're not even supposed to open your mouth you're really who says that well it's just in general you just a woman it's early in sort of the the time women out of one hundred but bottom line was i kept thinking they're going to get on the case and i had a really close friend barbara mcculskey who was sitting on the committee she was the first democratic woman ever elected in her own right in the eighties make a long story short i went up to her one day and i said are you doing anything about this thing it's hanging out there for a year and we need to get this guy out because i've been meeting with the women and barbara said i can't talk about it i'm not allowed to which is true so i looked at her and i said unless i see a signal on your face i'm going to demand that we have hearings and this move forward and she gave me one of those looks that only barbara could give you which is go for it girl so look like i'm gonna kill you if you do now i've been working documentary about barbara and i didn't let you enjoy or this barbara this barbara mcculskey makes a special appearance in it but packwood was one of the pieces that i was very intrigued by impart mom goes on charlie rose's show to talk about the pack with case and it was that's where i was going with it but basically the the thing was gonna get swept under the rug and packwood was gonna get away with it because his buddies bros back in.