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"board supervisors" Discussed on WTOP
"6 23 summer times when office is empty out and people go on vacation, but it's also when crime starts to spike. In prince George's county, police are saying that they're throwing a lot of resources in the hopes of stopping crime before it happens this summer. Violent crime in our jurisdiction has declined 16% in the last month. And to keep that trend going this summer, prince George's county police chief malachi says it starts by studying data and putting more cops in neighborhoods where crime is an issue. And that is the very basics of what you can do. But instead of stopping there, he's also ramping up of the engagement to end this police community relations type of atmosphere. That'll mean more engagement events, youth sports activities and other ways he hopes will build stronger community bonds with the department, especially among the county's youth. That doesn't look like crime prevention of crime reduction, but yet it is. In upper Marlboro, John dome in WTO, he news. The lead district in Northern Virginia has a new name. All the fairfax counties 9 board supervisors voted in favor of renaming it the franconia district. It's part of Virginia's reckoning with its history and the public memorializing of confederate figures. Board chairman Jeffrey McKay confirmed the unanimous vote, but cautioned it may take some time for the changes to take hold in full. Meanwhile, fairfax Democrats say in a statement that the new name will be reflected on local election ballots by November of 2023, district supervisor Rodney lusk introduced the measure he announced his plans in a Twitter video posted a couple of days before the board meeting, saying community members preferred the name franconia, which is already part of the areas identity, including franconia road and the franconia Springfield metro station. News
"board supervisors" Discussed on WTOP
"You that we're going to make history a small. We're going to bring it home. Prince William county board supervisor yes le Vega won in a crowded Republican primary in the 7th district and advances to face democratic congresswoman Abigail spanberger in the second district state senator Jan Higgins won a Republican primary, setting up a match between her and democratic congresswoman Elaine luria. Marks the beginning of the end for a late Maria in their house. Nick eying Ellie, WTO P news. Democratic congressman Don buyer of the 8th district easily defeated his democratic challenger in the primary buyer will face Republican Karina lipsman in November. For more results from D.C. and Virginia races go to WTO P dot com. Legal correspondence from 2009 is shedding some light on sexual assault accusations made against Washington commander's owner, Dan Snyder. A woman who worked for the team said owner Dan Snyder groped her and attempted to remove her clothing in a private partitioned area in the rear of a team plane. The Washington Post reports the details are in a letter from an attorney representing the team to the lawyer representing the woman in 2009. The post says that Snyder denied the allegations, but the team agreed to pay her a $1.6 million settlement 13 years ago at the request of an insurance company. Now in the House oversight committee meets today, Washington commander's owner Dan Snyder will not be there to testify before its members. He's in France on a business trip and his lawyers say testifying remotely means he wouldn't be there to protect his interests. Snyder didn't refuse to testify when asked by the committee. Meantime, NFL commissioner, Roger Goodell will testify under oath remotely. The committee is live streaming its meeting today to present the preliminary findings of its investigation into allegations of misconduct within the commander's workplace and the NFL's handling of them. Still to come here, measures to help keep traffic moving on the northbound lanes of I 95 take effect today and we'll explain what it means for your commute at 6 O 7. Data. You've got to mine for it, make sense of it, and where The White House is concerned, protect
"board supervisors" Discussed on It's All Political
"To people. I don't even know who they are. I don't even know their names. It was like okay fine. We don't need to go there. And one of the things that i would say is i've done a number of fortress portrait's and i don't do a lot generally about people's families but in barbara's case the family family you know her two sons energy sisters were really important people in your life. And could you shed some light on who. She is a motivates her and so on and so in her case. I actually wanted to bring the family into the story. Even though it you know. I often don't so that wasn't a given either that i'd be able to do that. And i had to develop relationships with them and barbara had to give me access to them so this let me say at making a film like this especially with the reluctant subject is really a process of building trust and that is what i learned to be patient about and so when barbara says you know you really perseverance in. You're really insistent and you just didn't let it go well but part of what was happening woods to convince her age. I would treat her story respectfully that i really respected her period and that i knew that if i waited i would get more over time because overtime. She would trust me more so what i could get in. Two thousand seventeen wasn't the same as what i was going to get in two thousand and nineteen and so i'm juggling barbara. Who's resisting over here and my editor. Who's like abbie. Can't you make do drive around though. And i was like no. I can't so you know i. The editor is like calling every other day thing. We really need this. And i know that. I'll get to it with barbara says okay and not a day before and and that's just how it had to be and i think you know i learned a lesson about the value of patients in the making this film and barbara probably learned a little bit of a lesson about the value of trust because in the end. She thanked me for being trustworthy And in the end you know. I was grateful that i was patient. Because if you had tried to push this river any faster than it was flowing it would not have worked and he got some really good stuff in the movie In documentary because of that. She talks about You also have some great interviews with the members of congress present and past to the most. Poignant i thought were with john lewis. John lewis who said you know. He regrets not the voting with barley when she was the only person to to stand up against the authorization of use of force and lynn woolsey. Who agree i thought those were. I mean lynn. Who said i feel so bad. Did a couple of us didn't protect her better because then it wouldn't have all been on her and john lewis. Who said i should have been with her. I mean i. When i went into making this film i had no idea what was going to say to me about barbara. You know. I had a list of questions and they were going to say what they were going to say. So i like you quite moved by both of those remarks. Because i didn't have any idea what they were going to say you know. And and there's a graciousness to john lewis that is palpable. When you're in the room with him. I mean he believes what he says obviously but there was just a way in which you know he wanted to let me know how much he respected and admired barbara and was worried about her. He was one of the people who thought she might be blowing up her political career right. Now we'll be back with more of my interview abbie ginsberg but before we take a short break. I want to let you know that. The chronicle has a deal going. You can get twenty six weeks so full digital access for ninety nine cents ninety nine cents total less than a buck it renews three dollars ninety nine cents a week and you can cancel anytime. It's short time offer so do it. Now twenty six weeks for ninety nine cents. It's the best way you can support my work in this podcast. Go to sf chronicle dot com slash. Pawed hello heather knight if you had to pick one thing. We argue about the most on the total steph. Podcast what would i check for spaceships and wales. It's unwatchable peter hart love. But that's pretty much it when we're not fighting about the greatest movie and san francisco history total at this good vibes your pandemic support group. We interview fund guests. Give tips to explore san francisco. Anti-anxiety medication as a podcast new episode. Every friday morning subscribe to toe. Sf wherever you listen to podcasts. The other great thing about the movie The documentary is is As an oakland her i saw one of the co stars of the film was oakland. Not only in the. You know the scenes of oakland everything but the spirit of oakland and do you could barbara lee be barbara lee in any other district other than oakland and berkeley and risher dead. You know. I don't know the answer to that but it is a really good fit. You know this glove fits really well and barbara hand. And i think you're right to say that her co-star is the city of oakland and the people of oakland and you know when she refers to it as a tale of two cities that mean oakland is becoming more gentrified. We are losing a lot of the african american population One of my favorite scenes when she's trying to speak spanish at the deal fails more toast district. I believe at once that you know that is again. She was willing to sort of put herself out there. And then says okay. But i'm going to speak english So i don't know if they're i mean. I'm sure there are some other districts where you know. She would be as beloved but we are. I i do think as a district. We are diverse in the ways. That really work for her. You know she grew up in el paso that you can. You can hear her southern accent. Actually when you hear speak. So i just think that. There is a kind of bonding between barbara and her district. You know. and she's been working for the district. I mean if you start with her internship. With ron dome. So you know it's been close to fifty years a long time to be working district. And here's what i want to say about. You know what it means to represent oakland one of the things. That's in the film. And that i thought it was really important to put in and i didn't put in all the things that are like this. I just use the aids example so at the point where we are as a country really talking about aids is white gay male disease. Barbara is like excuse me. This is really affecting african americans in my district and that letter to do this whole declare a state of emergency in oakland and get the alameda. County board supervisors to go with her on that and so on so her ability to both learn in terms of what's going on in the larger picture in the country from district and to try to help her district you know with either some additional money based on you know covert testing or hiv and aids related services. She has always had a sense of. I need to know what my district needs. And i need to fight like hell for it and that has been true and the in a way. Because we're kind of you know we've been through the whole journey of aids and hiv Just the fact that she was able to call it out as lisa blunt. Rochester says in the film before else was calling. It out is huge. And so i saw. And so other things i would say you know that. She's been very concerned about equity in the cannabis business. You know and how to black people get permits in order to operate cab businesses. She's concerned about equity in the tech industry. You know that's not quite here. It's in silicon valley but there is.
Boycott Ben & Jerry's and Unilever
"Should be Out of business. New Jersey Mayor Blast again The daily Mail, not The New York Times, not the Washington Post. New Jersey Mayor blast Ben and Jerry's virtue, signaling pro Palestinian stance and S How come you still selling China, Saudi Arabia and Syria if you care about human rights. The company released a statement in July 19 that's selling ice cream and occupied Palestinian territory. It's called Judean Samaria. You might want to check the Bible, you Was inconsistent with our values. The ice cream maker is owned by British consumer goods conglomerate Unilever. Which has its U. S headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. Mayor Mario Cran, Jack. This is a good man. That town's mayor sent a letter about the ice cream makers decision on Monday to Unilever. He called Ben and Jerry's decision virtue, signaling and question while still sounds, I screamed other countries with appalling human rights records. A spokesperson for the mayor described the letter to the daily mail dot com is threatening legal recourse against Unilever. And that's spelled you and I. L E V E R Town officials will be introducing a resolution regarding the company on Wednesday evening. You should go to your town officials, folks, You should go to your Your county boards, supervisors and others and tell them to do the same thing. That you and they want to boycott Ben and Jerry's and even better Unilever. To the extent you're able to And when you're in a lever As a board meeting in America shareholder meeting. We should show up at that, too.
"board supervisors" Discussed on The Woody Show
"Guy named geoffrey palmer. He's a prominent real estate developer who owns g. hp management corp owns twelve apartment buildings in the l. a. area any sued the city of la over the cova eviction moratorium. They claim that their company has experienced astronomical financial losses and that they're legally entitled to compensation from the city. I think that's fair to like consumer. The city would want to protect people who are renters. Y'all got to protect the people who has to fit the bill. Yeah they they've got Expenses to they have big expenses. They they've already lost twenty million bucks in rental income and they expect that number to triple by the time this moratorium expires. Yeah so if you're going to held them you also have to help the people that own the providing for salt first of all units manage. There's a guy who still hasn't paid rent. Owed fifty two thousand dollars. My gosh. yeah. Wow that's a long time and not paying rent january twenty twenty. It was still there. Yep like six hundred bucks. Oh my god. I don't wanna well the moratorium and acted temporary eviction limits in march of twenty twenty meaning. That building owners could not force out tenants who could show their inability to pay was caused by the pandemic and palmer claims that the moratorium put in place by mayor. Garcetti as an emergency order and then approved by the council violated. What's called the takings clause which says that private property shall not be taken for public use without just compensation so this is going to be interesting to see where it goes and if you can get any money out of it. He suing apparently for one hundred million gets off stage at the little john concerts. He's aboard if you want to build stuff for homeless people live in great But you got to pay for the materials and you've got to pay someone to build these things or assemble them or whatever right. So if you're gonna take care of the people who are renting also have to foot the bill for you. Kick the can down the road until you forget right. Then it's going to have to go to the owners. Then the owners are going to the banks and then they're gonna delay delay delay. There's got to be at least a few people who still check out books in the library. I would imagine fisher so for those. Who do you. don't have to worry about late. Fees for overdue books anymore. The board supervisors voted to eliminate them. They say they do more harm than good. And they can discourage people from using library services and they want people to take advantage of them so late fees. They're going to be eliminated immediately all fines going to be waived. That's what i've been waiting. Any current unpaid fines are going to be forgiven. So basically people to bring books back that they're like. Oh i can't take this back like fifty cents so basically rules there so yesterday we have no more rules in war. No also we'll get a lot of people to bring books back. Look maybe blockbuster. Did it worked out for them. That's what's happening one. We've got some news headlines coming.
"board supervisors" Discussed on John and Ken on Demand
"Jani king. John bell kim chiampou. Kfi exits forty everywhere on the iheartradio app. Stick with us. Says after. Four o'clock apparently governor. Deputy do has allowed the release of killer for the murder of a developmentally disabled california. Manny was buried alive. Gross he actually does. This thirty days from a recall is supposed to help you let go. He'll east-leading a guy out. Who buried his victim. Alive martyrdom assemblyman jim. Patterson will join us. He has lobbied against this guy's released for years. The man who tortured and murdered mentally disabled young man goes free while his family is forced to relive the horror and jim. We'll give us all the details. We got the heads up on this yesterday from his office. Certainly has a lot of the facts behind this case. So we'll get to him coming up after the news at four o'clock the la county board supervisors is considering a proposal that residents here in la county. You have to show proof of vaccination to enter some indoor spaces and we've gone corbin carson here somewhere. Gardening they're working. You can't find new. am here here. I am all right guys. How's it going good. What's this about. What's what's the deal today with this hearing. Look i i. I should say that supervisor spent a good amount of time today. Reminding is just a motion to research. What proof of vaccine ordinances would look like so for the next two weeks. Staff and attorneys will look at things like what businesses or events should a potential mandate apply to. Should it only be essential businesses. What about kids and can they go And can they go into a a business without proof. The motion says almost four million people in la county are still unvaccinated and the nineteen continues to spread easily. Indoor spaces crowds in other settings where unvaccinated people are in close contact their antipated a spike in the fall and they must consider if any additional measures are necessary. But the big question here. In in all of these. As far as i'm concerned how is this thing proved is on the honor system again. And here's supervisor. Janice han explaining how she wants that also answered in the report. Mobbing verify their vaccination. Is that white card. If digital record is an qr code health mono-. I know it has circulated emails to people saying we've already exist. This digital proof already exists. All you have to do is sign up for it. So i wanna understand how an average person verifies their vaccination and how does the business know whether a person is telling the truth when they show that and of course that gets us back into the vaccine passport which we have spent lots of time talking about out out in orange county. Han said today. She received tons of nasty e mails and calls already associate associating. You know such digital proof with tyranny and government government overreach and you could hear many public commenters today also making similar complaints..
"board supervisors" Discussed on John and Ken on Demand
"Jails and the juvenile justice system. Board supervisors janice han and sheila. You'll said in their motion also posting it on twitter too. Many of our residents have already lost their lives to this virus and we must do everything we can to protect their health. So now they're talking about these vaccine mandates the vaccine mandates are actually doing some good my favorite drug dealer out there Says that as a as a matter of fact all these different mandates whether it's businesses or municipalities employers. Whatever it might be It's it's pushing people to get vaccinated now. My favorite drug dealers wall is walgreens And they're saying now we're getting a surge of people coming in to get vaccinated. Walgreens is administered more than twenty nine million kobe. Nineteen vaccines at the store. so far. And they said that They've had a surge in parts. United states that had lagged and vaccination so it seems to be driving people especially in the south But it seems to be driving people to get vaccinated fine fine now. If you've been waiting this long. I don't know why you didn't sign up when you had a chance to win money in the vaccine lottery. I don't know why you didn't get your vaccine. I mean even if you're not going to do it for your own health or for the health of those around you. Why didn't you do it when you were being incentivize. Now you had the carrot now the stick and Tragic where at this point but again if somebody who's vaccinated and starting to feel a little teed off about those that aren't and it's really making my life a mess gladys had happening speaking of life being a mess things. Things probably couldn't be much worse. For new york's governor. We'll talk about the pressure that cuomo's failing in just a moment. It's chris marilene in for john and ken. Pfi am six forty everywhere in your on heart. Radio app good afternoon. Chris maryland for john and ken. Kfi am six forty more stimulating talk. The living embodiment of stone. Head governor andrew cuomo. He's known he's going.
"board supervisors" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN
"For staffing versus volunteers so they can keep it open at 32 degrees, because more than likely it was just 32 degrees a couple days ago, and it's no. May 2nd I know. Yeah. Hello, Mother Nature. I mean, when he definitely gonna be a challenge. But you know, our main thing was we don't feel we didn't feel like this should fall on our backs. And we didn't feel like it should fall in Saint bends. And you know this is all voluntary off the heart and that was kind of the point of us Protest. Ng was The city and the county in the state in the nation need to stand up on say, we're not going to let people freeze to death in the richest country in the world. We're not going to let people freeze it up on. That was kind of the point of US protest ng to get the doors open at 32 degrees. So in our mind, this is just the first step and and think that the first step went very well. Yeah, it's a big first. What about on the opposite side? You know, obviously we have more days that are very cooled than more days that are very hot. But in the event we have You know, ridiculously hot weather hot and humid. Do they open their doors to couple repairs of the breach? They're actually a day shelter. Okay, so they're usually typically open. I think it's six days a week on. I think they actually extended their hours last year when we had some really hot days. But there are a couple other places, too, that we're opening their doors specifically, because yeah, it's heatstroke. Weather s O. They were opening their doors to make sure people who come in and our friends are very resourceful. They know which restaurants are going to be okay with him coming in there. They know they can ride the bus around all day long if they need to. So you know they're They're very resourceful, but we just feel like it's our place is humans to make sure that there's a place with the ceiling and a roof and its doors open. Basic can come in here and not night from the weather. Right? Right, right. What about in the way of education? Uh, I think a lot of the education that we offer to the community is through our awareness efforts. We have a very large Facebook group following. Um and one of our things is, you know, we like to post about about what happens on the streets. Okay s so we like to educate people to be more empathetic and, you know, more considerate. And just just he's just a human. You know, some people approach us like How do I talk to this guy That's living on the corner by me. You walk up and you say hi and dignity. How you doing? You know he's a person like anybody Huge, right? Yeah, right. Yeah. And didn't you guys have some event where you are sleeping in the park? What's that about? We, um We have an annual 48 hour of homelessness. So this last year we stayed in Zeidler Park down on fourth and Michigan for over 48 hours. We turned it into a fundraiser, and we got a new bus from it. So that was pretty awesome, But so what? Do you use the bus for them, So the bus is what we use for the mobile outreach. Okay, so the mobile resource is our bus. Okay, pulled out some seats We've put in some shelving, and it's all organized with a different size clothing in different hygiene items, So when they're asking for it, we're just able to grab put it in the bag and Not only that, I mean the 47 nights that the shelters were open. They're not accessible to everybody. So we were held every every night when it was 20 degrees or below, and we were transporting everybody in our bosses to the warming rooms. We transported 503 individuals this winter to a warming room, and part of that is there you know, there's a concentration of warming rooms downtown. That one in the South side. Okay. You know, in the year before we had our warming room on the South side, and we had almost 100 people there every single night average between 17 100 so for them to get downtown and back You know, some of them downtown to some of them is a whole different world away. Yeah. The Busses are vital. Yeah, they're vital to our mission yet. What do you ever have a situation where somebody doesn't want to go? Um, yeah. I mean, sometimes, um, they may have been traumatized and they just not comfortable in that type of situation. Um, the year before, when we were when we ran across a few people that absolutely refused. You know, we're not too concerned about why we're more concerned about saving their life. In that moment, We'll get to the wise later. But we've actually taken people and put them in a hotel room of their own. Just to make sure that they were not going to freeze to death. Yeah, Yeah. And then you wonder why not reach out to organizations like the Pfister and the Hyatt and Yeah, if they have rooms that happened to be vacant You know, why wouldn't you make them available To me? That just against seems like a no brainer. But that's Yeah, that's maybe that's not some people. I don't know. Yeah, I'm sure there might be other things going with that. I mean, not to make it sound like it's so easy, but very much like a solution. You know, it's There's there's several reasons that people on the streets you know that. I mean, there's so many different reasons that that's a big question we get asked is, Why are people homeless on bits? Just a multitude of reasons. Homelessness does not discriminate. You know, we've known people that were born in the suburbs that are homeless. We've known people that were born in the city that are homeless of all races of all ages. All genders, so they may just be a moment in time to write. You know, it might just be. Maybe they're in between jobs or you know, so yeah, it's not our place to judge the meeting for the cold Blue resolution. One of the county board supervisors began to speak, and he began to tear up and he shared with the entire room that he himself was homeless. And I think the whole room just gasped because it's it made it so real. And he's now a business owner. He's no one elected official. And I think in that moment it gave us such hope. That you know, Some of our friends can come out on this other side and we can be there to guide them. Yeah, so that's important to us. Do you ever have people saying you know this is a choice? You know, I choose this. I could. I do have money where I could go somewhere. But I choose this. We hear that, Um, I've yet to believe it, okay? You know, I think that's kind of I'm fine. I can take care of myself. I'm a strong, big boy. You know, I think I will be broken down those barriers over time, and they're thriving in their homes. We've met a few that are I'm fine. I don't need your help. I don't need anything from you. And now they're thriving in their homes. And it's instead of what you doing bothering me. It's I love you. I miss you. You know that's an amazing transformation. Watch. That's wonderful. Well, cash. There's so much to do. You guys are like the Energizer bunnies. But how can we help both from an individual standpoint and corporations as well? Um, if you want, Oh, direct yourselves to our Web sites. We have lots of opportunities on there for from volunteer opportunities to the different in kind donations that we need. Um, And of course, we can always use monetary funding. We've we've grown. To a point that the organization we've come to a pivotal point in our growth and we're ready to transform from being an all volunteer base organization to needing full time staff. So that's kind of what we're focusing on. No, we just just got our first facility. We're super excited about that. Wonderful. Congratulations. Thank you. Super created. The last four years was spent working out of our storage units in our home, So Yeah, and I think it's important just to get the ask out there. You know, I think I had sent you I don't know why I.
"board supervisors" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM
"And Justice says a fight apparently broke out around 5 30, leaving one woman dead and several others wounded. Around the same time we started getting called people being dropped off or driven. Into hospitals around the valley and other medical facilities around the valley that also had gunshot with justice says At this point, the dead woman has not been identified. Detectives are interviewing several witnesses to find out what caused the shooting. Currently no one in custody. Anyone with information is asked to call the Phoenix Police Department. John Roller Katya, our new Maricopa County Board supervisors have canvass the 2020 general election. Certifying the results that they are accurate and provided a full accounting of all the ballots cast in the election in the midst of a pandemic. More than two million Ah historic 80.5 of Maricopa County voters cast a ballot in the general election, including a record breaking 1.1 million voters who visited America Opa County Vote Center. Or a ballot Dropbox. All right out to the roadways right now. Valley Chevy Dealers. Traffic center. Here is Josh K Wreck remains North Bend on the 17th at Thunderbird Road. This one block in a couple of lane's use caution as you come through the area than south bound on state route 51 the transition ramp to the westbound 10 partially blocked because of a crash off the freeways. Police activity is shutting down T them Boulevard between Pinnacle Peak and Joe Max. This report is sponsored by indeed dot com If you need to hire you need indeed you instantly get a list of quality candidates from indeed resume database.
"board supervisors" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"Heads of support and promoting seeking help. The more that people know that they need help and where they can go to get help is probably the bigger half of the problem in Orange County, Corbin Carson K F L. A County sheriff in a wave asses, the board of Supervisors and the inspector general operate in a corrupt environment like any anything that involves corruption. Let's follow the money. Absolute power corrupts. Absolutely, And this is how we're seeing. It played out Ray now in real time, Vienna Waves spoke live on Facebook and says he's been an unfair target of the board supervisors and the inspector general have criticized the sheriff for his handling of deputy gangs and clicks. A black conservative running for Congress in Riverside County, has filed a complaint with the U. S Attorney general about Facebook, Twitter and Google Asia. Smith has accused the show social media sites of favoring some candidates and secretly banning others like her. Smith has more than 40,000 followers on Twitter, but says her interactions on ly number in the low hundreds, and some people even say we hardly ever see your post. We We don't get the notifications or we didn't even know that you tweeted this until maybe about days later, Smith says she has an it background and that algorithms can be manipulated to target and suppress users. She says. The Department of Justice and members of Congress need to investigate. Police in Louisville, Kentucky, have released details of the investigation into the shooting death of Briana Taylor Mayor Greg Fisher says it was important to release the files as quickly as possible after making the necessary redactions. The files include interview transcripts, police body camera videos, crime scene, unit reports and search warrants. It's.
"board supervisors" Discussed on Newsradio 600 KOGO
"Were principally SO in good afternoon governor two quick questions if I may the LA County Board supervisors just pointed inspector general back to take a look at the problem in the system living homes does that continue to be a major concern for you throughout the state and my second question is you looked around and saw all the people enjoying themselves are you worried that perhaps there may be a spike and and all of your your plants will be coal will have to take a backseat at some point yeah I know both very thoughtful questions inappropriate questions to this moment above things are of top concern that we go back to some sense of normalcy with amnesia that we forget the past we forget the fact that we're making a mark of shame in this country that hundred thousand souls have lost their lives that they spend data continues that we're seeing positive number of cases increase not decrease even though we're seeing stability here in the state of California and positivity rates holding strong that doesn't mean we're out of out of this things behind us and that or out of the woods yet and quite the contrary what has made the difference a we believe in the state of California was moving swiftly and acting with a sense of urgency I understand whole mortar and people practicing physical distance in social distancing at scale that we believe led to the stabilization to lead to the stabilization obviously were fearful as people begin to mix people start to congregate together the haven't congregated together that you have few cases flare ups I am transmission that increases and that puts Norma's pressure particularly in some communities in the state that are vulnerable to a modest increase in case load many some of the rural parts of the state and they don't have the hospitalization resources the ventilators I don't have the people and the personal protective gear those are parts of the state were particularly concerned about and will maintain a sense of vigilance as relates to our focus accordingly we're gonna maintain vigilance with regard to.
"board supervisors" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Only yes good afternoon governor two quick questions if I may the LA County Board supervisors just wanted an inspector general that could take a look at the problem in the system living homes does that continue to be a major concern throughout the state and my second question is you looked around and saw all the people enjoying themselves are you worried that perhaps there may be a spike and and all of your your plants will be coal will have to take a backseat at some point yeah I know both very thoughtful questions inappropriate questions to this moment both things are of top concern that we go back to some sense of normalcy with amnesia that we forget the past we forget the fact that we're making a mark of shame in this country that hundred thousand souls have lost their lives that this pandemic continues that we're seeing positive number of cases increase not decrease even though we're seeing stability here in the state of California and positivity rates holding strong that doesn't mean we're out of out of this things behind us and that or out of the woods yet and quite the contrary what has made the difference a we believe in the state of California was moving swiftly and acting with a sense of urgency on or stay at home order and people practicing physical distance in social distancing at scale that we believe led to the stabilization to lead to the stabilization obviously were fearful as people begin to mix people start to congregate together that haven't congregated together that you have few cases flare ups and transmission that increases and diet puts Norma's pressure particularly in some communities in the state that are vulnerable to a modest increase in case load many some of the rural parts of the state they don't have the hospitalization resources the ventilators I don't have the people in the personal protective gear those are parts of the state were particularly concerned about and will maintain a sense of vigilance.
"board supervisors" Discussed on Political Radar
"That was like i was basically hitler. I was a communist that that couldn't eat and that was a big. I did a lot of soul-searching that night. Yeah i can imagine i can imagine but but i think it's gonna take courage for the right people to to do the right thing so yeah. It's gonna take you know john casick and others that are being critical of today's republican party in step down on criticized democrats when they get a line as far as you take it too much money in in doing that sort of thing but we gotta we gotta start making change in the people got to be involved in the interest absolutely right and here's the thing and i think democrats need to have an open mind to that too because i i remember you know there was a debate whereas john mccain and barack obama and the question of marriage equality came up open and barack obama made a comment to john mccain's home. My gosh john something we finally agree on <hes> and it was marriages men women right and then when barack obama came out and said he was for marriage equality which is great he was lauded and all this kind of stuff and and democrats also need to treat republicans who to say the right things and come around to have the right type of an opinion. I remember i saw on facebook where i made a comment about john. Casick like way to the go-to who'd you know he. I don't know what it was but i i set up and i said you know thank you for doing this. This is the right thing and then someone came name on it so yeah well. John kasich is still a piece of shit because he did this and he said this and he's done. You know you guys you also want to grow your ten. You also want to grow your coalition. There has to be a little bit of openness to that because when that openness happens that's when republicans are going to be like why agree i agree with that guy and if these republicans are saying he's piece of crap. I've been these democrats are saying hey go him or maybe i mean. That's how that's that's. How change happens yeah. I think that's it all starts with us. I think going forward you know right and trying to we're gonna we're gonna get on campaign season. I'm sure there's got to be slinging. Arrows is normal but <hes> which is sad which is sad but hopefully when we get out of that season the can start start. They're making sense. I'm not i mean when john mccain ran against george bush in two thousand for the primary i mean mccain was the guy probably would have voted for that election coming out of that and then george bush did they said to run so far to the right in the primary is like <hes>. I don't like can't go. I can't go george bush and l. gore. I think was a was a fine candidate could person and urban happy to go with him to and then john mccain runs again in two thousand eight against obama and i'm like oh. This is going to be a problem because john mccain's. Kane's got long record. He's a moderate guy and then he runs so far to the right. They ended up chastising a few people near the end of the campaign when they went way too far rather than encouraging being in which was i gotta. Give mccain a lot of credit for that but i mean he. If you were stayed modern i think he wins that election. These rock obama in that election and there's those types of candidates have a lot of appeal to a lot of people right and you wanna talk about trying to get people back to the middle and working together. You nominate ideally you. Nominate people like that that are able to bring everybody together and have more moderate views but how do you get through primarily media right. Yeah yeah makes it hard like like republicans. I've laughed. They painted russes. This huge liberal liberal process a moderate very moderate on the issue right. I mean it's it's hard to paint. It's hard to paint everybody with a broad brush right. People call russ zip aggressive yeah yeah but i suppose that happened to you to call me conservative. They call me laugh. They call them max and tom seaver i mean i think that's hilarious. Hilarious the opponent that you had just tax raise your sales. Tax has most conservative frigging thing. How is it conservatives. The slow money saves so much money which money raise your tax. I mean no. I mean we can have that debate too but i think in the bigger bigger picture of things that it's big picture. That's what's all big picture. It's all about the big picture you know and and i don't know we'll get there. We'll we'll get there and and i think you know to summarize the discussion if we can because i love to have you back on and talk about this election. Season is going on. You know it's bad but there's hope i hope so i hope so i think people getting together and you know informing themselves and bekri talk about you know throughout the last hour or so whatever it is you gotta get money out of politics yeah fair lines gotta. Have you gotta have the will of the people represented presented. You can't have fifty four percent of the vocal into one party and sixty seven percent of the seats going to the opposite party. You just can't have that and you gotta get the money out of there because because the people are not working their elected officials are now working for for the people that are represent the rick and for the people donating to their campaigns what if it can be it can be fixed. It can be changed. It's just gonna take. It's gonna take a lot of political will take people paying attention another quick inside side point people you know the the campaign professionals normally do is try to depress the base right like the guy's a bigger the other candidates have bigger you are and that's and that's because people vote people like negative ads don't work. They don't work. They do they work. They work do it. People say i don't i don't believe in the negative ads they work. They work if run on run on why you're running right and run on your policy disagreements. I don't have a problem with somebody says you know i disagree with the sales those tax even though maybe they agreed with it before the campaign season descriptive during this agree on the policy decisions start making people out to being in when they're not you know. There's there's plenty of good people out there. There's plenty of good. Republicans democrats disagree on the policy the fight in healthcare. Let's have a fight education. Let's have and fight on taxes. Whatever whatever the issues are. Let's let's talk about those and see where people end up. I think i i think i'm i'm encouraged about the conversations that are happening at the top on the democratic side other than the healing crystals and calling new zealand prior go but but i think i mean there's gonna be some really deep and intelligent and positive discussions that are going to be happening happening over the next sixteen months yeah i would i would say at least i'm thinking there's at least six eight qualified democrats roll my god yeah the deep bench defense yeah. It's a great bench so the other thing that shakes i am concerned. I hope they can keep up with the most healthy president we've you've ever had. Someone tells me that won't be all right cool. Well you want to come back. You let me no my friend yes. I would like that cool. 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"Time. They just wanted to send somebody to washington to shake it up but i guess getting back to the original point. If you can get you gotta gotta get you. Gotta get the districts fair you gotta get the money out and i think that will restore some faith in government and if people truly care about restoring the democracy the and helping the community that you've got to focus on government reform and political campaign reform i so then we can start solving the problems that affect everybody like education healthcare water-quality quality air quality into those issues. We need our decency back you know and like i think it's it's really sad. There was an article. I don't know if it was the post or i don't know who put it out. I think it was the washington post who said that in cities that had to make america great again rally like the following year ear or however long the time was it was like a three hundred percent increase in hate crimes while is like and then he was he's. He's not stoking the flames of racism in the country. I mean clearly is serious. You can't argue all right and then the most frustrating thing about this this whole deep dive into the political climate. I mean like our decency has gone you know and not i shouldn't didn't say overall sweeping statement but i mean from from from the top. It's gone yeah yeah yeah. I mean you used to have senators the u._s. Senate used to be the model of decorum where you would not go after another fellow sitting u._s. Senator like you just wouldn't do that and now he just. It's free fair game assume everybody's after each other. I don't know how you can you know even if the county board level you see how people take things the wrong way all of a sudden they get a personal grudge against you and then maybe they vote against you because you proposed it very. We are extended that well well. I mean it it it. It doesn't happen on the county board level but it does happen and you think about congress or the state where you've got openly donating and working against each other other an openly ripping on other colleagues. How are you going to work together. You're you're talking about the decency and stuff but i think i think some of it's there <hes> <hes> it's still there. I mean he's still gets you still see some bipartisan bills. Oh yeah you still see some. Some people want to work together but i think i think that returns if you get money out of politics agrees lessons <hes>. I don't think it's a secret i have a good friendship with <hes> with russ feingold and one of the things he said was here's our first meeting when him and i we sat down at <hes> at attic books we're supposed to sit down for twenty minutes so like we sat down for two hours and we were just talking about everything and he said what was is your favorite part of being in the senate and he told me that back in the clinton days when they had the surplus like the first time and how a refrigerator and and it was the last time they had that democratic president yeah and he has he said you know we had contests republicans and democrats and we would go into each other's offices a hey look how much money i saved here. I saved this and you know they would just have like little contest with each other and he's like we. We didn't care labels were gone. I never felt more american in my life when we were working together and it didn't matter where you came from. It didn't matter who you are. It didn't matter who donated campaigns we were all in it for the betterment of the country is like that was cool and i think we can get back. They're you're going to work. It is yeah it's gonna take focus and energy. It's gonna take shut off the cable news networks cable news and or looking at differences shutting off the radio the radio my god <hes> you know and i remember i had a conversation with john bainer and him in an and over actually our friends you know and and they would have weekly meetings whether it was on the golf course or whether it was in the oval office they would talk to each. Hey what what are we doing here. I mean they started to have a really good right right but it wasn't until sean on hannity there was a picture that was out of obama and bainer on the golf course <hes> and they crucified john meaner for having the gall all to try to work with the president of states to do good things for the country doing your job you get cruz how dare he right like i mean there's there are foundations nations there to to to work together and do the right thing but they're so much of the you know like you say. The talk radio in the money in politics six has to leave. I hope you have jerry baiter on somebody who i know you jerry. I still consider jeremiah friend back. We used to spar quite a bit when i was here. Here's a wonderful man dan what about oddly enough him and i had lunch not long ago and i think he would be okay with me saying this so jerry for now. I'm sorry but we bought it over covers <hes> but he and i and he would say this to you that he looks at. How do i phrase this. He said to me that he looked back at his time behind the microphone and he wasn't really proud of some of the things that he said <hes>. You know i'm i'm sure he's got a very interesting perspective and it's a fascinating prasada would love to see it. I would love to hear it yeah well and one of the and who i wanna have on reid ribble. I'm not going to speak for him but we've had some off the record conversations that he he is very very very dissatisfied with what's happening. Republican party justin amash a friend of his and he was the one that recently left the party left the party already. Oh yeah so funny to see. The people cowered hose a traitor. He'd never was come on somebody. Get at some point time stamp do the right thing right right. I didn't feel i didn't feel the need to defend president obama every decision he made the made he made some bad decisions. You made a lot of decisions. I didn't agree with. I didn't defend them. How do you stand up and defend. The racist comments that the president made now is president trump made how you can't defend those. Don't defend him say it was horrible. You got jess. Ties has put them in a corner. That's what he's a president. Trump's of big bully the only way to to isolate them. Well what what what is is i mean. I know people that that are in the g._o._p. I mean i was i was defendant man and i i do consider some people that are i have friends that are are. There and i don't understand how i mean hook line. Sinker doesn't matter what he says. It doesn't matter what the facts are. It doesn't matter how terrible earful some of the things that he says is they'll wear the the women for trump shirt or they'll. They'll i mean there's there's a young guy that like i constantly go back and forth a he. He's not a stupid person but then i mean time after time after time it's the spinning of donald trump is he's such wonderful man and you know it's the party of moral compass and all this kind of stuff and then they elect a guy grabbed grab her by the throat you know some of the one of the most morally unfit people totally five with it only find with it yeah yeah i don't i don't understand you have to have somebody on the. I don't get that either. I don't see i don't know where you come from on that. We've all done stupid things. We've all said tailings yeah like i always go yeah. I mean how do you how do you come back back. If you're a you know if you're a far right christian conservative how do you come back from defending and justifying donald trump as president the good news is. I don't have to ever hear about bill clinton hillary ever again. You know these rebuttals. I thought trump trump brings in one eight a. Broaddrick and paula jones to the frigging debate remember. It's like who the hell are you. That's just that's politics but i know that stuff but but i think there is hope and i think the hope lies in people like maher pete because i mean look at ten years ago. Would you ever have thought thought you'll have some man. Announce a candidate you know his candidacy for president and then kiss his husband <hes> <hes> years ago on the senate years ago you would have been the end of your candidacy right and now it's cares. I mean that's cool. That's really cool. We've come a long ways. Despite that gridlock we've come a long ways right yeah and i think there. There's hope in people like that. <hes> i really believe that yeah. I think there's people there's there's republicans and democrats. I think really in their heart want to do the right thing. Runner percent agree and wanted to return and we just need to make sure those people are elevated in and doing and you know in a position to make change but it also takes courage does you know and and there are and i know there are decent people on the g._o._p. I there's but and it's gonna take a lot of courage to stand up and and and speak the truth. I mean i remember when i was chairman. I wanna last speeches. I gave it was at the lincoln lincoln dinner and i said that we need to stop and it was funny because it was me saying this and then reid ribble was the the the keynote speaker and he gave kind of chastising speech to what i said. We need to number one. We need to stop thinking that the democrats that's our enemies they're not. They're doing what they think is right and and and then i made a comment about we need to talk about the fact that marriage equality is okay holy shit today i gues- it killed oh man but it was and it was it was like that that was one of the pivotal moments of my i kind of soul-searching where you know talking about at the very core we need to start looking at people as people <hes> mhm.
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"Give money to these third party groups and then they the there was a race where this group said that this lady who was running for state senate had some extramarital affair never happened. She didn't do so it right but this smear campaign went on the can't trace where this money came from because at some organization that rents a vacant they can't office space. They have no idea where the money came from they have no idea who's bombs before but cost her seat and so then the candidate who had benefited now they're beholden to these people who spent eight hundred thousand dollars on mailers smearing this. I mean like what goes on in politics x is. It's dirty. It's dirty and even go back in the back in the history of of the country country and there's been some pretty brutal damaging things that have been done through our history as far as politics are concerned you know they it goes back to the founding. I believe of you know the country and probably be before that stuff like that's going to happen politics. It's it's it's would hope we would advanced to a point. Where if you're going to see ended up with your name on it. We've got technology now. There's no issue with that right. If you're going to say it with your name on it we have free speech in this country thankfully but i think that right should be reserved for individuals not corporations and i think <hes> you know if i if i make twenty million dollars a year one hundred million dollars a year and i wanna put <hes> <hes>. Should your voice count more than you know my voice where i'm making you know twenty five thousand dollars a year completing bounce that their voice counts more than your voice. Now you can put as much money into politics is you want to it should be a more level playing field in trying to get to some solutions rather than just complaining about stuff. You've got to overturn citizens united understand that people are people in corporations or corporations and people have rights and corporations. Don't have rights so so we need to we need to get the money out of politics is big. First step of fairness doctrine certainly should be on the table to make sure that you know people don't just hear one side of a story. That's how the worst propagandist operate is when you are the one and only trusted source of information. That's how you win. Win diversified media and you gotta have you gotta make sure that people are hearing both sides of the story so he yeah and then you know what the republicans will say as well you know citizens united you democrats have unions and the the only way that we can combat that is if we have our corporations and that's the that's ridiculous i mean it's it's the politics is an unfair game. I mean they've got they've got rich executives at i mean look at mitt romney and his group that that funded his campaigns pains. You got a lot of wealthy people that are willing to put money into campaigns. You've got unions who are working class people that you know shower after work for the most part and work hard every every day. I'd rather take money from them but it. It's it's balancing act. I mean what's the right thing. All nothing find you wanna get reunion money. I'm i'm i'm all for that. If you get rid of the corporation money people are the ones that should be donated campaigns corporations. Here's an interesting to tried to prepare for this discussion. I kind of like you know the democrats. They always say cook brothers. This coq brothers the coke brothers. Coke brothers and other republicans say well yeah well. You've got george soros and all this other kind of stuff and i was looking at like okay well. What kind of an impacted coke brothers really have food. I found i found out four hundred million dollars. It put into elections in two thousand sixteen a lot of money. That's that is a load of money a lot of money. They're not doing it because they're good guys. They're doing because they want something in return for them right and investment in their company's future and so like and i don't know if we can put up. I'll send a send us but then there's like. This is the dark money trail. You know this show is how an individual donors will donate to this and then it goes to the nonprofit roop and then you know so and it just to see how this works in like the inner workings of of what dark money really is. I mean the the impact on elections is huge. I remember when i was running for reelection. My district got blanketed there. You go you know <hes> about he and like three times with mailers mhm there you go yeah. It comes down as an infiltrating ryan said you're at the at the local level especially i think i think we do things right now trying to make that argument mint several times and still continue make the argument that if you want to make wise use of taxpayer dollars he sent it to the local level where everybody gets ally great out of it. You know it's it's i've got i've developed friendships with people that are probably the most conservative members on the board that i consider good friends and we can agree on ninety ninety five percent of the staffing often the stuff we don't agree on. We can sit down and compromise if we need to. That's the way it always. That's the way it should be and that's the way it had been for such a long time. You go back to tommy. Tommy thompson working very well with democratically pitcher at the time and and not being afraid to work together and and and make commitments together in get stuff done for the state of wisconsin yeah and then he entered the end of the money in the primaries and the and the gerrymander districts the end up with with a completely different political environment than and what we had when when the state was really going well. I think it's so funny. He's like you see the evolution of that so in two thousand ten that was when they went from you know how being i mean that was the tea party revolution right and and they just it's just a huge flip flip and now you see like i mean how many times have we talked about on the county board the state near the party of limited government and trying take powers away from the local nearly all frigging. You're high and these are people that oh well. All decisions are best made at the local level and we're small you you get government out of the way bull crap. You can say whatever you want to because if they're not held accountable to their their for their words their promises are not held accountable too because in in order to save seat and they know if they file through on what the donors want them to do they will win reelection. It's up to the people to see through that well. I mean that's how he can look at gordon hinson. Say your relevant but how i mean look thinking about this. How then we beat the drum beat the you've got to get out there. You gotta get out there twelve points right how do you how do you overcome that. How how do you reach. I mean not only do you have to get the middle fifteen percent. You gotta get all of the middle fifteen percent beyond n._b._a. Right you have to you have to go beyond that. It's going to be very difficult. I think that's why it's important that we can choose. I think there's a very important the things when i knocked on a lot of doors last year and then i knock on doors when i ran for county board. I love talking to people. I love getting their feedback but out of all the people i've talked to the people people that i ask them what they wanna talk about. What issues do you have. What you know what what's going to determine your vote. What what is she is it and most people don't you have an issue i mean it needs to be devonish you and they need to say where do you stand on this issue and i'm gonna i will. I will base my vote on this and it's wisconsin supreme. We're wisconsin enact their own nonpartisan maps. I think we've got start there. Yeah that's a positive first. Step is saying we want as neutral of a body humanly possible i always been able to do number states have been able to do with i know we can still find people that are nonpartisan to draw these maps fairly. How do we get openly. How do we get how how did we get that. How do how do we get people agree to that. The commission draw the map and what type model that it's gotta be. It's gotta be the number one talking point. Nobody nobody cared that very few people. There's a segment of the population that really cared about maps <hes> but there needs to be a larger voting public to say we need fair maps because it it starts there and once you get fair maps. The influence of the money is still great but it goes down and after that hopefully you have independent legislators. I think that's the first step the second second step then is to say some limited contributions to the party's ridiculous horrible. You can't have that any can't be coordinating with if you fix that portion of you gotta fix the portion working with independent groups because independent groups can still take unlimited money. If you're working with independent was just independent group filing funneling money to your campaign rather than the party right you gotta get get rid of you got to put the wall back up and say this campaign is going and the full disclosure of donors. I mean it public pressure public shaming or does it does like you give a million dollars to a party that stands for values. You don't believe in you. Call them and say stop it you. You can't be donating the profits generated off of me to this cause because that's going to be a problem. It's got more civic. Involvement and part of the problem album is ben. People are just pounded into the ground. Nothing's ever gonna change. Nothing's going to happen. I think that's part of the rise of donald trump was guys can go there and shake it up and it's a big middle finger to d._c. And i think i think that was part of it was electing brock obama's well saying you know you see the you see the vein of racism in our country rearing its head again. Oh yeah and i think part of the part of the appeal to barack obama's. Let's stick barack obama in there and see what these guys do with them. Complete outsider not connected anybody a dad from a foreign oren country. I mean how how outside can you get that then barack obama and then you pick you pick pretty much the opposite spectrum for the same outsider type candidate donald trump though just just give the middle finger to the establishment and i think that's part of the appeal to them among the white working class is like hey look go. Government's been screwing over for years and you know donald trump's in their drouin everything up for them. Well and i think you know if during the swamp if some donald trump is as swamp right as a- as as the straw man he created during that campaign well we could see chow. I think you could see oh. The foreshadowing of what donald trump would be but a lot of people just didn't care at the time..
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"Now right wing conservative radio stations not just a program entire stations to prove that's correct in my opinion nineteen. Ninety-four republicans win control the house of representatives and award rush limbaugh an honorary membership in their caucus. When they took the took the house for the first time in forty seven years they awarded rush limbaugh and honorary membership in their caucus that tells you how much they valued him and what he did for them and getting them to to take the majority in the house of representatives of course under bill clinton nineteen ninety-six fox news began rupert murdoch realized and saw that there's so much money to be made in talk radio. He turned it into a t._v. Station so there you go two thousand to january two two thousand and two fox became the number one quote unquote news channel now. If you really believe fox news is news you watch it too much. that and enrich gets into the money two thousand ten citizen united was decided it presidential campaigns you look at the spending following the decision two thousand twelve presidential essential campaign spending exploded on top of other financial. I mean it was ramping ups incrementally yeah but after citizens united went crazy so we're ended up with his and to retaliate palliate the democrats came up with m._s._n._b._c. right. They see what fox news is doing. There's money to be made there. Let's try it out with the democratic side so we got m._s._n._b._c. You cannot win a contested primary without the support of your base you go to your base on fox news talk radio and m._s._n._b._c. That's where you go to your base and then you've you've got the unlimited jerem gerrymandering the supreme court that came out that basically said you can do whatever you want to with these lines so now we've got partisan districts partisan media and unlimited amounts of money money coming into by representatives by votes so they're no longer worrying about the people that are supposed to be serving. That's all contributing to the climate of what we have today. In my opinion yeah i mean that was that was that was a very good list a timeline timelines yeah and that's let's kinda. Would you know it's funny when i was when i was in the g._o._p. Was when when obama was looking to bring that back the fairness doctrine and i mean you know rushing russian sean. We're losing their. I'm not sure you wanna you wanna rile the base. They're gonna they're gonna take me away from you. I'm the longer going to be part of your life. You want to rile people bluff. That's the way to do it. I don't know how far democrats are. President obama ever got to seriously considering that issue. I haven't looked into that so i don't have any facts on that issue but radio i mean it was it was all the time i mean sean. Hannity would talk about it daily for world long time. How do you get people off. The idea of you know paying for their bills. How do you how do you distract people from every everyday life you tell them that ah part of their life. The radio show that they listen to is going to go away. That's how you distract from the issues that are actually matter to them. That should be here. I one of the <hes> a friend of mine who was in washington for a while. He mentioned that that contract for america euros at ninety four eh that that kind of shot things right in the foot because before they ought democrats and republicans would like talk to each other and meet with each other and and try to work together and after that because newt gingrich it was like the playbook and you don't talk to them they are the enemy you know and that that was one of the turning points where republicans didn't look at democrats colleagues unless they're trying to tongue-in-cheek. Oh my colleague on the left you know one of those type of statements they went from a colleague an enemy <hes> and it's just at blew up with the clinton impeachment and then you know with the bush election and and then i put the entire obama administration because you know and then it's the trump in bold and then talk radio but <hes> there was a comment that hannity had and and he had a defendant and it was right after obama was elected where he said i hope he fails remember that and what an an anti-american thing to say i mean i don't hope trump fails no. I'm you know absolutely not. I mean it's terrible person that i totally they disagree with so many things he does but nobody nobody in their right. Mind should be wishing. The leader of the free world would fail. Nobody should be wishing that nobody should be saying that allowed allowed. Everybody should be saying. I'm not sure trump especially to be president. I totally not i will do whatever i can to help him him but he does not want anybody's help he does not. He's doing his own way. I mean you shouldn't be you should never be wishing. The president united states of america fails ever right no. I hope maybe you should go back to where you came from. Oh my god what the hell though you know like how how did we get oh. I can talk for a long time but sometimes i'm just beyond words you know and and that happen even even when the people booed at an obama rally. What did he say. Don't boo vote right right right trump just funny yeah. We gosh we could spend two hours on on the president. I think at least and i'd never in my lifetime thought i would be witnessing the behavior that i'm witnessing out of the president and and never in my wildest dreams i think that a party would stand behind that sort of antics and demography whatever it is whatever you wanna call it. I would never thought anybody would do that. If the back to ronald reagan era of the bill clinton era if either one of those two george bush ronald reagan bill clinton the president's i'm most familiar with if any of them would have stood up and asked russia for help that would have been the end of political career right and of their political career and then to come out and say again that i would accept their help if they wanted to help me again that is just beyond comprehension did not take help from russia. You take help from american citizens. Listen to wanna make this country better place not from a foreign power that wants to destroy us. I don't know it's a simple clear cut issue. I mean yeah. How do you not how do you still how do you still support a person like that. In my wildest dreams i would never i would never crossed my mind but i think we're at a point. Where how do you support them because they don't they don't they don't care you could tell trump said it himself. I could shoot somebody on fifth avenue and you'd still love me like like an. I don't understand you could he could light the f._b._i. I mean he could it's. I i don't understand why people are so violently supportive of this guy. We have to have somebody on and find out because it's not me i mean you know and it's like fax. They don't matter don't matter no relevance. I don't know we we were talking off camera that during the two thousand sixteen election hillary clinton during one of the debates was wearing a white suit and there was a picture and this winter on facebook people shared this like and i saw this more than a handful four times you know she was leaning down to shake someone's hand she was on stage and there was a bump in the inner back and to to sane people we it's a battery battery pack for her microphone and there was the meam that said well. You know what this is. This is a dialysis pump and hillary clinton is is is about to die but here's the thing where it started. If you you know and sometimes i would listen to sean hannity. Just you know listen to what i i would encourage everybody to listen to those things just because it will really strengthen what you believe and but sean hannity was perpetuating at the time hillary clinton's wearing these anti dizzying goggles because she has mental problems because she fell on the trip and then all of a sudden she had this concussion and now and so then so then people and i don't know if it was russia or whoever was took it one step further and said that hillary clinton's about die that's a dialysis pump and she's on frigging life support and people shared shared it and they believed it and these people are going to vote and if i saw it five times how many times did did did other people see this sure complete welcome to politics right well but it never it didn't use to be like that that not to that level it never it. It was never to that level but you you're you're seeing you're seeing the the fox news in particular most of the people you know i've got the friends only watch m._s._n._b._c. but most people that i know like to mix up between m._s._n._b._c. and c._n._n. If they're watching national news to get to get a couple sources as of news and i've been watching fox news a little bit lately. I try to watch all three stations now just kind of going on especially their morning program. What what are they talking about. Whether headlines at try to stay away from the indian shows because they're you know they can get out of hand but you know you're you're watching watching fox news and you know down trump's got low approval ratings. How do you boost approval ratings. We have average people on there talking about gradients so they had a segment down where they had <hes> he went to a wedding when he was in his new jersey a slob and he went down very recently. You went stopped at the meeting. They've got the groom and the bride on fox news live and studio duty. Oh talk about meeting the president. Are you kidding me. What you get more propaganda than that how do you how do you trust that new sources fair and balanced you shouldn't wouldn't you should mix up your media. Content should not be watching fox news. You should not just be watching m._s._n._b._c. You should be watching all three and finding out what's happening. I think that's one way to get out of this is political quagmire is is did walks. News isn't going anywhere because they're making a lot of money. M._s._n._b._c.'s not going anywhere because they're making a lot of money the only anyway it's up to us to pull ourselves out of this. It's up to the future us for the future of our country to ourselves out of this and that's by not trusting source of news. It's by consuming multiple media channels and actually keeping an open mind when you hear the stuff and and using using your brain. Do you think really think that battery pack on hillary clinton's dialysis machine. No i bet you if you talk to those people are reposted that i bet you ninety nine percent of them. I sit down and think about it for three seconds would be dot. I don't think that's i don't think this is the thing so i like like one of the people i commented to. You actually believe that <hes>. It's a battery pack for my do you. Do you actually think that that's true and the response was well. I don't know that it's not right. And what right. Are you stupid. Yes i hope they're watching this but yeah but then you go oh into like some of the other stuff where trump will say i did more in my first two years in office than any president resident in the history of the country. No you didn't <hes> that's not that the number one that's purely subjective thing and i mean i could say i did more in my first two two years in the county board that anybody in the history that's not true or or like trump's. Doctor says that he is the most he'll be the most fit person to ever take like that's now. The first thing that i think of when i heard that is north korea saying kim jong wound doesn't poop or pee because he's like you know and so i see donald trump is gonna be the most fit person is that that sounds like more coming from north korea area than it does from sixteen hundred pennsylvania avenue. I mean well. He's people we people perpetuate that we've right right. I mean it's no secret that donald trump rumpus affection for dictators north korean leader good buddy a c yeah the people he should be talking to him. Becoming good friends with our european allies. You know are asian allies. He's not and he should in the people he should be that we've historically stoically had years and years of conflict with he's butting up to them and not getting any concessions out of them..
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"Right. There isn't this to make money to sell ads the got to be the number one rated station the number two rated station every looks at ratings so they can sell advertising dollars so they're looking for the sound bite that will sell advertising to get people to watch their station or to watch listen to the radio station radio program show where earlier did. Where did this start. How how did we get to the political climate that we have yeah well. I know you said we were talking about this. I put together the habits you as you have paired up just a little bit. I mean it's not that much. It's five lines and and all that much but you know what alex is a county board level and you've set up before the facts don't mean as much as they used to but i still like to use them anyway. What but what i what i came up with what i what i thought was the first point and i think the timeframe really makes sense from from the politics that i that i know and understand nineteen eighty-seven the repeal the fairness this doctrine for people that aren't aware of that that and i've got the exact definition here required stations to provide free airtime for responses to any controversial opinions opinions so it was required before that that if you had a right wing talk show host spouting opinions you would have to have a liberal come on on and give their opinion on the same topic so people could hear both sides and the airwaves are owned by the public's that made a lot of sense repealed nineteen eighty seven. That's when rush limbaugh came on the air. Yes it was and he became the number. One rated radio show host through the through the topic in the format that he had it doesn't take much to realize that's an idiot with a microphone. I can do that so here's mike <music>. I didn't say that that's wandering radio and became a ratings bonanza. People were listening to this and more show is has more time on air complete change in radio format. You had.
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"The same clothing because we recorded these back to back so this one's going to be a little more laid back because we got my good buddy. Tom sieber bird joining us money for having me on oh. It's my pleasure so this is episode three. We're going. We're going to be <hes>. We're going to be doing a deep dive in into politics and we're gonna talk about the political climate. Where are we. We're talk. Money and politics will talk gerrymandering. We'll talk. You know all sorts of stuff like that so tom tell us about yourself well. It's come a long way since their first meeting over inducing yes. I will so just to to talk about that. I was the the budding chairman of the brown county republican party and tom was. I think he would just you your former at that was just leaving. <hes> left the position. I loved the position of the democratic party of brown county chair in two thousand tan but i was on the democratic party wisconsin administrative okay so two thousand ten through two thousand twelve until after i got elected county board that i gave up that position funny thing whatever but <hes> i think at that meeting is the first time someone ever said to me. I'll bring you a membership application. Remember that i do until a lot of my republican yeah my how far i've come. That's for sure that first meeting that's for sure i still got applications. If you want one yeah well yeah. Let's do it so what's your background. What what's my background a good question. <hes> born and raised green bay wisconsin grew up in my family's small business which i purchased and bought which i now own. That's my full time job. I'm also a county board. Supervisors got elected in two thousand twelve currently serve on the on the brown county board where you had served for a term and a couple of months book book into book and so again twenty six it was <hes> it was a good time good experience of so that's kind of that's kind of the general background and <hes> you want a little bit about political history <hes> i my oldest daughter was born in two thousand and four so i decided sided look around a little bit at political landscape what kind of world she's going to grow up in and there are a number of things at the time that i just did not agree with going on before before at that time i was i would say i probably lean democratic. I voted for tommy thompson. I voted for green. <hes> there was one election where i voted for one person of each party just because i didn't think the system was working for the people so we needed shake it up so what better way to do it than making sure everybody puts the name on the ballot get to vote <hes> so <hes> but in two thousand and four you saw george bush president bush at the time roll tanks into iraq and i wasn't one of the people that was down the street saying we can't go to war. We don't fight wars. I understand they're necessary understand. We need to fight them. When it did say was there better be weapons of mass destruction and if they're smart or have have at least one brain cell working though have weapons of mass destruction right over the border and they magically find them smart enough to build the case. You're smart enough to plant the evidence. They didn't even bother they just said we're not even going to bother planning the evidence. We're just going to the complete build up on all the evidence to that war. They just ignored. They just swept it over. Nothing happened yeah. We're in iraq and you can see what a mistake in a boondoggle that was so there was no reason for us to invade iraq and i would i would argue that edited exasperated the terrorism situation at the time and i had i had friends that were over there fighting over there fighting for a personal vendetta not for weapons of mass destruction not to protect our country so that's a pretty powerful place to start realizing politics and how they affect you so <hes> decided to do something involved that was also the time when you're talking more or less about the gay marriage bans. I've got family members in the l._g._b._t. Community me to you realize that when they start talking about them in terms where you can't love somebody just because you can't love who you you wanna love and you gotta somehow high debt or your son how you're not as good as other people you start realizing that your politics matters you votes matter. You need to pay attention. You need to get involved. You need to work to make in your state. Your country your community a better place especially when you have children and you want to make sure that you leave what you've found better than if you wanna leave it better than you founded so the only way to do that through politics and i think you and i were both here the same stories from the from from people around saying that politics this politics bad politics this have you done to make your community a better place. There's a lot of people that want to get involved in politics so we need more people step up to the plate and do it since two thousand four. I've been working to get people elected that i would do a good job not for the party line but to do a good job and to represent the people that they're there to represent so got involved two thousand four and it's been a ride since then. I don't think i've ever publicly said this when i when i first thought about getting involved in politics when i i was out of high school and i wanted to join the military and so i took the as tests and then i remember remember sitting in the recruiter's office in these like you scored whatever you have the world's fingertips what you wanna do and i said i don't want to be involved in intelligence and he said great sounds good go to <hes> <hes> go to milwaukee to your physical blah blah blah well. My neighbor is <hes> is a recruiter for the national guard and you know i talked to him about this stuff and he says you're going to die because i have a life threatening to peanuts and so like the meals that they eat are chuck filipina noel to keep deep soldiers protein levels and everything which makes sense until the next day when did the recruiter's office and he's like i just don't mention that wow and so so i i couldn't and then we talk further and i couldn't i couldn't join and so i wanted to serve my community as well. How do we do that and so that. That's what brought the politics was because i wanna i wanna make the world a better place and i wanted to fight for something and <hes> and i you know the l._g._b._t. Thing that's that's exactly what made me leave the party because in two thousand sixteen electroshock shock therapy and conversion therapy one vote away from being voted on at the floor of republican party's convention for their platform one motorway to to even talk about that at at a county caucus level and ride it up to the state and write it up to you know like that's bull that is ridiculous and when i brought it up to people yeah well you know that's why we have these discussions because but i don't know i'd like horrible and and anybody who thinks that is is having a hate to use this term but a really deplorable individual. That's that's gone through the regal but but you know what i mean like that that is that is a terrible thing to thank dehumanizing people and from the party that says you should should be free to live the life field the way you want to as long as it doesn't conflict with their religious beliefs but on the other hand what and let them live their life who cares doesn't affect you one way or the other well and i hate hey to you know throw facts in people's faces like ruined. Marriage is a religious ceremony. It's actually not illegal. It will well number one. It's legal bill and number two. It didn't start in religion a started as a wave like way way back in the day. More families divided like property and stuff stuff. You know what i mean not not people as property but like that's that's what marriage was was. God no wrong anyway anyway so we wanna talk about political climate. Where are we right now well. I'm an optimist. I think i like to think things are getting a little bit better <hes> whether they are not as a matter of discussion but i'm hoping things are getting better. I think there's a general consensus. Is this a need for us to come together more and work together more. It hasn't always been democrats over here. Republicans skains over here and we're never talking to each other and working together. It's never been. It hasn't been like that for for a long time. It's a new phenomenon yeah we need to. We need to get back to the point where democrats that's republicans work together. We need to get back to the point where in northeast wisconsin delegation at the state level works together to make sure we've got adequate funding for transportation and protection action for a great lakes. Are we need to make our wisconsin delegations coming together to fight for our farmers. That's all bipartisan stuff that everybody says they're four but somehow it's getting. It's getting mixed up and i think you know maybe we'll get into more stuff later but i think we're we're on the wrong track and we need to get on the right track and hopefully hopefully there's. There's some steps and some candidates. It's that are going to be talking about that. You know i think one of the mistakes that people make is they lump everybody together. I mean there's some really good decent people on the republican republican party and <hes> i will we'll disagree with them on some things but i think to lump them into the the category area of just vehemently disagreeing with you know some of the andreas but you know what you mean like there. There are some really good people on on his side. They really are and we entered a polarized climate. We've got cable news talk network and i think because we're gonna talk about that and a little bit but i think what sucks is those good. People are being overshadowed and their decency is kind of being sucked out of them. They don't get ratings common sense people who agree on on something and then have a solution to a problem. Don't get ratings so why have them on t._v. But gets the ratings is the sound bites five minute interview. They're all looking for you know the clippers say something controversial and blames. That's what they're in business for right..