25 Burst results for "Bobby Kennedy"
This Is Why the Church Needs To Get Political
"The one thousand nine hundred nineteen sixties early seventies. We saw different form of christianity. Come in america. Talk about that so So chuck smith came on the scene especially for catholic chapel sixty eight and the idea of evangelism and they. They brought in syncopated rhythms. Which probably disappointed you in lives but Autho music and what they didn't california. Interestingly enough is chuck taught the bible verse by verse chapter chapter book by book but he stayed away from politics because in sixty eight when he started it Martin luther king reverend dr martin luther king junior have been shot. Bobby kennedy had been shot. Sixty three jake kidman shot. Then you had the meantime askar the offensive. And all these young people who had been seeking hope and change had checked out of the church and explored eastern religions and drug use and they they came back disillusioned because all their political heroes were dead and chuck avoided politics but he taught he taught the the way to salvation and grew ten thousand percent in fifty. Two years trae There's more coverage apples southbound doughnuts. There's a lot of dunkin's yeah there's a lot of dunkin donuts and and so so. The lion share those churches are in california. Ten thousand percent growth harvest crusades greg. Laurie but but in sixty eight we had the fifth largest gdp and it was a state of the future a trait but he avoids politics because the kids are burned out on it. I am grateful to chuck for my verse by verse. You know systematic study of the scriptures. I do not resent that. I i am who i am because he did what he did. But we miss something. Because we didn't engage in the public square the matthew sixteen we avoided that and now california no longer has a fifth largest gdp. We have the six maybe seven. We have a highest gas sales tax income tax highest debt highest unemployment highest poverty highest homelessness. And we've aborted more children than any other state in the union authors. No fault divorce. The transgender bathroom bills. And that's because the church didn't engage in the public
"bobby kennedy" Discussed on FOMO Sapiens with Patrick J. McGinnis
"I think if that time did anything for us one thing it did do his question everything right like it almost seemed like everything was on the table that i think is still is and so if there's if there's ever a time for us to be having conversations about fundamental things like how do we measure progress I think the time is now. And so i i. I started to Set up the center here in is first time that gross national happiness has had a center here in the united states and the idea is at least to begin with just to start having conversations at all levels at the national level state level local level with people in bhutan who are close to the data who who who can tell you both the pros and cons like can can have honest conversations of what it's like to run a country this way so that we might. We might get some. You might get some ideas like because i think again like you know. There's an argument to be made that the now now is the time especially as we look at what's been happening with. You know the covid. Through case climb. And i think just overall debts a minute. I remember at one point in time looking at television screen and seeing the stock market. Climb as the death toll rose. They're both moving in the same direction. I think we've all kind of come around to this idea that like what's happening with gdp and what's happening with economic growth isn't really reflective of what's really happening in individual lives and certainly overall happiness now. What is your official title at this initiative address so my a couple a couple of people who were were there in bhutan with me we are co-founders. We co founded this thing. We don't have official titles right now if you ever need a deputy co founder ray. Now that's all i want to say. I don't even need title. But whatever you need i want to be involved. You're in man near. I mean we need we need. I think we need all the help we can get. I mean we talk about sort of shifting a fundamental conversation. You know. I think that that's like an all hands on deck moment right foremost. Apn you heard it here first. We're going to switch to gross national happiness. Thanks latino.
"bobby kennedy" Discussed on FOMO Sapiens with Patrick J. McGinnis
"Welcome to after hours almost sapien. So glad to have you here with me. I'm gonna miss something to you. It's a little embarrassing. I totally messed up. Listen to this one so we ran our episode a couple of weeks back with soon gupta talking about basketball and we recorded a question at the end with suny all that i wanted to run for after hours and actually in the episode. I say like we'll talk about that more on after hours. And then i forgot and i did something totally different. I had other things on my mind about and things like that. Which is why. I ended up putting on the show and then i was listening back to the episode on the subway. On saturday night. I was coming home and because i want to take an uber but it was sixty dollars. What the hoover and so i took the subway at one of the morning and it's safe now in new york to do so and i was listening to the episode because i really liked that one so i was like such a good episode. I love he so impressive. And i heard that bit where i said we were gonna talk about part of the interview in after hours and i totally realized that i hadn't done it and i was like oh man so i am fixing my mistake. What we're going to talk about today is something. That's neil is doing in the kingdom of wooten and thanh is country that i find really interesting i i visited actually. The only time i visited was in two thousand and four right after. I guess i got out of business school. I was with a couple of friends and we flew via calcutta kolkata. Now to perot the capital of bhutan and we climb to mountains and back then. Nobody went to baton. It was really. I think they had like six or twelve thousand visitors a year now. It's still not that visited but obviously there's a lot more tourism. There's all kinds of fancy hotels. Not when i was there. There were no fancy hotels. it was really cool. It was very rustic. And so i just love the country and so when i read this thing into news bio it made me feel a lot of feelings. And so that's what we're gonna talk about today on the show so listen. I already have this recorded. I saved it from the original interview. So why would you this. We're just going to jump right in. I'm going to basically pick up in conversation where we talking about baton so here we go sorry for the mistake. Everybody but thanks for your patience and action when i read your bio. I'm going to be very honest with you. You you gave me a lot of foam. Why did i have the foam. Had the foam. Because i went to the kingdom of bhutan in the year. Two thousand and four back. When i think it was not very visited there were no international hotels. I spent some time there. I you know. I did all the stuff that person does and i thought it was an amazing place. They don't allow cigarette smoking. Which by the way is just a major. I mean it's just a nice thing to do for your people and they measure gross national happiness instead of gdp gross domestic product. Now i read in your bio that you are. This is this like threw me for a loop. I almost fell off my chair you are. You've created the national happiness center in america. You've partnered with bhutan to do that. So number one. Tell us about that because that's amazing. Yeah so i. I would love to hear about your trip and four. I'll tell you about my trip which was in two thousand eighteen. I had just lost my election. And i was actually looking to escape politics but when i got there got so enamored by the way that they they measure progress the way that the way the country is run like any other country it has its imperfections but the north star of gross national happiness. Which fascinating to me this idea that it's not. Gdp gdp is a factor. But it's not it's not the end right it leads to something else. Which is the happiness of our people in. There were a couple of things that stood out to me. One is that you know as i dug in. I had a chance to spend time with the research team out there. And some of these people have been on this team now for decades. They've been measuring it. This way for over fifty years and asked him a couple of questions that i think really led me to a couple of places one question. I asked how did this. How did this happen. How bhutan actually shift to this idea of gross national happiness. And the person i spoke to is like. Oh you don't know the story. Now you don't know and i said i said actually no i don't she's like it didn't come from bhutan. It came from the united states. I'm like what. So as it turns out when bobby kennedy was running for president nineteen sixty eight. His his entire platform was really built around this idea that we we are measuring progress in this country in the wrong way in fact if you go onto youtube right now you can if you search for bobby kennedy and gdp see some of the speeches that he gave around this. But i think when he was assassinated. I think that idea sort of thing died with him but there was a young king across the world that was paying really close attention and was like i think that that's right and that's that's what i want to do. Liz episode is brought to you by hp plus in a world full of smart devices. Shouldn't your printer be smart to it. Is with hp plus these printers know when they're running low so you always get the inky meat delivered right when you needed. Plus you save up to fifty percent on inc so you can print whatever you want as much as you want anytime you want. That is pretty smart. Get fixed three months of instant inc when you choose. Hp plus conditions apply visit hp dot com slash. Smart for details and. That's how bhutan started to adopt this idea of gross national happiness. I thought that was really interesting. The the other thing that that that really struck me as i asked him. You know as you go town village to village. You're serving people been doing this for a long time. Is there a single question that you can ask. That would really give you a pretty good sense of somebody's level of happiness and they said yeah as a matter of fact there is. The question is if you were in real trouble right now. Who could you call and know with one. Hundred percents certainty. That person would be there for you. They believed that the answer. That question who can answer that question clearly are much more likely to be happy. But there's a twist and the twist is who's list are you on. Who can you call. You can call you and know with one. Hundred percents certainty. You are going to be there for them. They believe that's equal or or even a greater driver of happiness. I and again. I kinda fell in love with with this idea that like. It's not a line. It's a circle. it's all about community right at. Maybe it's maybe it's saying something that we already know but in the in a different way but we are social creatures and we thrive off of community service so One of the ideas. That i had when i when i was when i was there as you know. Why don't we start to to to figure some things out. We're not. We're in a pretty a pretty i think Different time in our country is thousand eighteen at this point in time. We're two years into the into the trump presidency and they were trying to figure out a lot of stuff. And i think that you know i..
Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross shares his life story
"American stories and with the story of an American classic Stephen Ross is the largest real estate developer in America, the owner of the Miami Dolphins. And he shared his life story with our own Alex Cortez. Stephen Ross is a Detroiter born and bred until his parents dragged him against his will. Midway through his freshman year of high school from Miami Beach, Florida hated it down there, actually. And I kind of rebelled against my parents and E got toe little trouble. I mean, I mean, I suppose is studying, you know, go out. Quick. Give me a little bit, You know, I mean, I had a you know everything but study even though my parents really Try to be strict. You know, my father lectured all the time. As opposed because he was working and then he'd lecture me. I guess it didn't do any good, You know, but its ultimate I guess it's something e. I don't know. E wanted to get out of there. I went toe. My parents said. Well, if you're gonna leave, you don't want to go to school here. You have to go to military school. It's fed about four days of military schools that I go back to school, you know? And e talk to most of my friends. I mean, probably my background was probably different than most, because I've never excelled early in life, and I was We got into college because they had to accept me because I had a standardized test that I Scored well enough that the school had to take you and they flunked out two thirds of the freshman class. They tell you looking at left and looking. You're right. The person sitting next you won't be here next year and So you know, kind of a wake up call. But I also knew if I wanted something we didn't I wasn't doing anything for my parents. I wasn't left anything and they had nothing to give me. You know, so I knew Where was you know is either sink or swim? And then when I got to college, that's when I really kind of started to be able to do well to receive Florida then so I could transfer to Michigan and then law school and then I got my masters in tax law. Which I excelled in, and it's probably the best year of school I ever had. That really had found something enjoyed. It always get good marks. If I liked it, you know, I didn't like the subject. I didn't do very well. Confidence. I mean, you know, you have to first find your confidence. That you can succeed and do something well, Excel. Continue on me, as they say Success breeds success. Mean, teachers told my parents. They were wasting time sending me to college, which is really kind of funny, right when I look back at it now, So I mean, I look at myself I was the way it started. Life because it Probably spread about the least likely to succeed in my ass school class, you know? So you tell me how much teachers don't wouldn't so the environment of which were brought up on me Even when your parents As much as my parents emphasized that and I could see things Was really later that I really saw things a lot more clearly, you know, after getting his master's degree it and why you Stephen went back to his hometown to work in an accounting firm as a tax attorney. I was doing very well practicing law on it. You know, certain places really kind of funny. It's kind of impulsive. I'm in my office one day was, in fact, I remember I could still picture Was June's thing was true. Seven through 2/9 in 1968. The night before Bobby Kennedy was assassinated, and I'd watch it that night. And that next day you're wondering the life that you never know when it's over and thinking about that, you know, he was a relatively young guy and partner walks in my office and asked me If I want to go Toe seven are in New York said You know what? Haven ever thought about it, is it? I want to go. I think I want to go to New York for good. It's a matter of fact, I'm quitting a moving to New York. Never entered my mind. It never would. From my mind too. You know, I'm gonna think about leaving and I even thought about leaving. It just came up. I mean, like this so impulsive. Sometimes we don't even know ourselves. No, What's really what's going out? So you've been brought in the senior partner and may you know Steve's quit. He's leaving New York. You know, guys What I mean, Steve, you're doing great. Here. You're gonna be a partner here and blah, blah, blah. But I got bored and I could see how I was tailing off in my bite. That was just ready for something and that Z parked it. About me even thinking about it. You know, it's a lot of things you know, like we think we're in control of We're not necessarily in control of what we really don't know. It takes something takes a spark. For something to happen. I've told my mother, you don't know anybody in New York. I said, Hey, you know, I went there. I loved it. And, you know stories. If you could make it there, you can make it anywhere. Blah, blah, blah and off. I went and
What if you were hunted by the Japanese Mafia?
"By most profound theory lights was that i would lead and uninteresting life and i was forever in envy that other people would read an interesting life and i wouldn't. I came from kind of a prototypical new york city to kid. Jewish family father was a stockbroker and my father became time to perfect barometer of the stock market so he would come home in the evenings and his behavior was completely function of how the stock market had done that evening. My mother by contrast was a much more complex individual who had been a market researcher at the beginning of her career and felt that no amount. The questions she asked of her children would ever be enough growing up. Under my mother's careful observation was extremely close to the experience of being cross examined by a brilliant attorney so speaking through my teenage years. She was a person to be diligent. We avoided this wonderful figure in my youth and my teenage years. And i've actually my college years. My mom's first cousin who was art buchwald art buchwald by first cousin was america's preeminent political satirist in the sixties seventies eighties He tried to hide as much as possible that he was highly aligned with the democratic party. But he in fact actually was at became the godfather of bobby. Kennedy's kids as ethel chose him To help advise her and support her. After bobby. kennedy's assassination and sixty eight. He wrote a series of. I think about thirty five books that made the new york times bestseller list was syndicated in seven hundred papers and he was an incredible force of personality. Everything about art was kind of exuberant consciously or unconsciously As i went through college. And i spent a little bit of time in dc where though i did live in his house i tried to live as much as possible on his dime soaking up as many free lunches either in his office or what may some blank where. He held court several times a week. in his company just because he was so funny and so connected in washington society the closer my commencement from university came the greater. Manning's -iety grew that. I needed to come up with something interesting to do. My experience upon graduating from university was a lot like the film. The graduate i moved back into my parents house and settled into. What i think is for a lot of people the most profound depression that the ever have to return to their parents home and to be faced with the prospect of organizing the rest of their lives. I moved back in and tried to come up with an interesting concept and The only thing interesting. I could think to do it seemed lucrative and it seems. My skill set were Jobs on wall street and since my father had spent thirty five years on wall street and was a good guy. I received an offer to go to work for bear stearns and the idea of accepting that offer filled me with horror so one night upon accepting that offer. My mother and father took after dinner. My mother in attempting to make levity of suggested that she would buy me a picture book of the world and this idea stopped me dead in my tracks me sitting in a cubicle up two. Am in an investment bank office and taking the book out for my desk and looking at pictures of japan. I decided that japan was paris. Paris was where buchwald had begun his career. So this moment hit me like a brick. And i. I never showed up. I never accepted the job or went to work. Through a series of connections. I found out there was position open to become a newspaper reporter in tokyo naturally. Went to see my uncle about it. He said you've got to go. This is your moment. There's a travel agency on the first floor. Get up off your seat. I'm going downstairs to buy the ticket for you.
Pete Hamill, legendary New York columnist, has died
"I have some sad news as well being informed that apparently legendary New York Post and Daily News columnist Pete Hammel has passed away. Unfortunately, at the age of 85 so he was a longtime editor. For the New York Post and a longtime columnist for the both The post and the News rush. You and I spoke with his brother, Dennis family, also a terrific columnist of mine. And, You know, people who know their history may remember this. But Pete Hamill was a pretty close friend of Robert Kennedy and Hammel helped persuade Robert Kennedy to run for president back in 1968. He worked on Kennedy's campaign. Then he covered it as a journalist, and he was one of four men who actually disarmed, sir. Hand, sir. Hand you know, removed his gun in the aftermath of that Kennedy assassination is a pretty good documentary series about that Kennedy assassination on Netflix. He's one of you know, when you talk about family you're talking about him and Jimmy Breslin. I mean those air, the legendary people. I'm saying Steve Dunleavy. I'm so sad about that, because he's really and you know, I gotta call Dennis the minute we get off the he Not only, though, would Bobby Kennedy, but he was quite The man on his earlier days dating Jackie Ah Onassis Onassis. Linda Ron's that Shirley Maclaine. I mean, he got around. I want you to know that. Well, see, we're even. We're mourning his death even more. If that's the case.
"bobby kennedy" Discussed on The Big 98
"First hit inspired by golly minute the Opry and then was invited to be a member of the Opry many years later that's pretty cool come on love it awesome bill knowledge a little bit this morning it was Bobby Kennedy's music school open this at times like these why worry about car insurance it's Bobby bones.
Edward Norton Discusses His New Film 'Motherless Brooklyn'
"Everybody. I'm Peter Travers this popcorn where we tell you what's happening at the movies and there's a movie out now that I truly love called motherless Brooklyn which is written directed and starred my guest Edward Norton Great Devere then too long. It's been way too but I talk about long as long as I've known you which has has to be going on twenty years. We've been talking about mother. It was really you've been. That book came out. Jonathan Lethem's book came out and he said I'm going to do that. Yeah this is going to be. But it's finally here. Peter I told you I would and I did I did but you know I can't wait another twenty wanted to do it. But how do you feel now. Really good I when something's been rattling around your head for a long time it is it is nice to get it out. It's sort of like I relate. My character has to read syndrome and obsessive compulsive disorder and when he talks about having glass in the brain. And that's a little bit how this project was for me. It was like glass in my brain. I want. It was uncomfortable and I wanted to. I did want to get get it out but apart from that personal compulsion to see it through. I'm happy with the way it came out. Maybe maybe more than I usually am. Actually it's saying the things I wanted to say and I think maybe you commented on this. It's it's sort of. I don't think it would have had the resonance that that it has now ten years ago. Honestly We were talking about this before we started just the difficulty of course as he has commented on very eloquently. I think in his kind of elegy to the how difficult theatrical films have gotten how difficult it has gotten to release original theatrical films. It's it's always a struggle for filmmakers to make original Ville visions. It's always been you see the cast we had in this film. We have Bruce Willis and Willem Defoe and Alec Baldwin and Google about the Ron and Bobby Kennedy Volley in great great actors. But you still have to. You still have to sort of struggle to find the resources is you need to make it. And I wasn't and I didn't need them. Two hundred million easy. My I got all my actors working the free on my actors worked for nothing to help me get it made honestly but you still but you still have to still have to figure it out. Well there's so many things in terms of mother Louis Brooklyn about what you have to do even with a studio backing him. You have a movie that maybe they don't know what the title is. Maybe maybe they never read Jonathan's book it'd be they're saying what's it about right. I'll what is this and that money has to be poured into letting them know what it is. Ask because not presold been John Game. Yeah No to do the property those things and look in my case. I I was there saying look. I WanNa make a big old fashioned period epoch about New York in the vein of the Godfather or L. A. confidential confidential. or any any of these great old fashioned movie experiences I think demonstrably audiences really loved right when they're good. We all love of those films and and I wanted to mash it up a little bit with other another type of movie. I love which you also have a pure you know sort of the underdog the the forrest gump. The Rain Man That idea of a a hero. whose very unusual has an unusual condition edition? That you've never seen before that you feel empathy for and the empathy that you feel for him the the fact that you immediately. You're on his side. That's part of what that's what pulls you through. A murky. It takes is one of the nicest guys you've ever played. WELL HE IS I. I think he's well. It's funny and someone said to me you've done a lot of people with Conditions are afflictions. I said No. I've done a lot of people who are fating conditions or yeah like like primal fear baking the score with Deniro in American History X. There's no faking. He's he's just. He's angry mentally ill and the truth is this character. He's not mentally ill he. Just has he has terrip syndrome so people they call him freak show but he's he's smart and he's intelligent. He's he's susu sensitive. The great thing about watching this movie is that it takes awhile sometimes for you to say my brain isn't working like Lionel's right. Oh He's piecing together this puzzle in his own head his own synapses and we're trying to put a linear thing that isn't there. No Oh but I I actually the only thing that I just. I think that Agreeing in house district buys by a certain point story. I think when characters this goes back to like J D Salinger Holden caulfield and catcher in the Rye when sometimes when a character tells you his own story right from the start you you relate you feel the emotional hook and I think if you set that hook early with a character if in this case Lionel in a classic detective voice over where he tells you I have something wrong with me. I struggle with it. I I have friends. Who Understand? Me like Bruce Willis but not everybody does and it's it's tough. You know you start to go. Oh I inside this guy I understand him. You want him to do well. You don't want him to trip himself up. You're always reform. I I just think what you're doing you're saying I don't quite know how he's piecing it together doesn't tell you know and that goes to what you've done with Jonathan Lethem's book set in the late nineties but you send it back in time as through the fifty S. I don't think anybody ever knew what to read sets the well. That's what you just said is part of the reason we put it in the fifties the the the isolation the characters isolation not just in terms of other people being a little less sensitive calling him freak show But if you know that he doesn't even know what he has your even more sympathetic. It's it's it's even more isolating to not know what's wrong with you in some sense but the other thing was honestly Jonathan and I both really like those movies. The the the old fashioned atmospheric feeling of those noir films from that era. The novel motherless Brooklyn Brooklyn is very interior it's inside the characters head but obviously a film is a big a bigger canvas. You have you've got to create a landscape for people to look cat and it's great landscape. Yeah it's that whole fifties thing that's going on in New York and why. Why no is called called motherless Brooklyn Yeah you know why basically has nobody so no one looking for him? But he has Bruce Willis's character yes when a minutes boys so he he has something. And that's how this movie starts. It's about who killed my mentor. Who did this and then we get what to me? She has a real chinatown by. which is where's what's festering underneath this? It's not just who murdered character. What's going on? It's it's what's going on. Well you had the water in La. That was going on. You Know Chinatown chinatowns. Great because it's about La's original sin. It's not just about Out a mystery it's about the idea that La is built on crime. And that's and that's that's what I like about our foams. They they do. What you said is exactly right? It says hey they say hey yes. It's a certain mystery and a certain emotional relationship is driving why he's investigating but really what what this about is the more he he takes us into the shadow we realize there are things going on in what we call our democratic like Galateri in New York society that are violently antagonistic to everything. We say we believe in which we see through the out Baldwin Characters or Robert Moses type character master builder under a person that says I'm GonNa create the city to look like this and then cuts out anybody who's an outside anybody who is into one percenter right which which is what goes to the topicality. Yeah even now and was a racist t the total race. Yeah and I think that idea of the way that the way that we actually baked people talk about institutional racism but discrimination was literally baked into the Way New York was built into a modern city. They literally did do things like lower bridges to the new beaches. They overpasses they set them too. Low for buses is to clear them. Because they didn't want black and Latino minority citizens coming to the new public beaches so they literally limited access and people think that sounds like a conspiracy theory but it happened though it did happen and we see it and yet these are things that you have in your screenplay screenplay this book added to. Yes what was in the book right when you collaborate with somebody like Jonathan Right. WHO's a really terrific right? I really great writer. Is He with you on. I couldn't have done what I did on. This was bowled you could call it. Yeah but but he doesn't say what have you done. No no no no. I wouldn't do that without checking it out out with him. I I felt that I felt there was reasons to set it in the fifties. We talked about that. He liked that idea because he likes those films and I think he he knew is fill his book we had a certain Surreal Meta modernism. If you WANNA call it data it's really about the interior life of this character. He he wasn't so married to the plot per se. The plot didn't wasn't like the story of my family or the story of my city. It was it's a very Byzantine mazed. It's really an excuse to write the character in some sense. You know he also loves Raymond Chandler and you know those guys marlow at the detective. Active in Chandler with went through a couple of novels right so we kind of approached it like his great character going into another the next another another story in terms of taking a movie which you've described we've talked about it now and putting it on the screen. Do you worry about it reaching reaching an audience putting out kind of putting out work that you do that you you have a deep feeling for is always It's always got Certain emotional risk no matter how thick skin you get over the years no matter how many no matter how many you know. I've been through quite a few experiences like I'm getting a a nice honor from the camera. Image Festival in Poland this year. It's the Great Cinematography Festival right. And they sent me a rundown of the films they wanted to review in this thing. And it's amazing like at the top line of of those kinds of assessments of films. I've done that people think are really Definitive or something like that. You have like fight club. And he's always in there and the twenty fifth and American history x is always in there and none of those films did well.
The Photographer and the Busboy
"Of June fourth nine thousand nine hundred sixty eight Los Angeles Times photographer. Boris Yaro was relaxing at home after a long day at work. It was presidential. Oh Primary Day in California the kind of stuff journalists live for turning on the TV news. Yaro heard that Robert The F. Kennedy was about to win the primary and celebrate at the Ambassador Hotel Euro admired Kennedy and he really wanted a picture picture of him for his Living Room Wall and the Ambassador Hotel wasn't that far away so Yaro figured what the Heck I'll go over. He wound up taking one of history's most unforgettable images with his press pass and camera hanging around his neck. Yaro was able to get close to Kennedy as he finished his victory speech and walked away to shake hands. That's one of the man named Sirhan Sirhan walked up and begin firing at Kennedy's Senator Senator Kennedy call by Senator Kennedy has been shot. Yaro was right there. He described the moment for the story story core podcast earlier this year saying the crowd separated like Moses parting the Red Sea and Kennedy was putting his hands up like a boxer trying trying to avoid getting hit bobby. I saw him slumped to the ground. His legs were splayed toward me and I saw the blood dripping out of his ear ear then you are shot the photo that haunts history Kennedy his legs limp staring blankly into nowhere with the young busboy crouched beside him propping up his head with stunned helpless look on his face that busboy Juan Romero died earlier this month from a heart attack at age sixty eight though in truth his heart broke that night as Kennedy lay dying in his hands like so many others in the late sixties Romero a seventeen year old Mexican can immigrant said he saw Kennedy as a uniting inspiring figure in a time of great tunnel just the day before Romero delivered room service service to Kennedy. He told story core about it. Describing how Kennedy was on the phone when he walked in you could tell when he was looking at you that that he's not looking through you. Romero said he's taking you into account and I remember walking out of there like I was ten feet tall after snapping the photo Yaro raced to a phone so he could alert his editor. He was ordered to the newsroom room immediately while he told reporters what he saw. Someone else rushed to develop the film euro cried and he saw the a photo for the rest of their lives both men the photographer in the busboy were traumatized by the moment that year nineteen in sixty eight was chaotic and deadly riots assassinations. The country were seemingly coming apart and euros photo. Ah a photo he came. Kate was living proof. He said Bobby Kennedy was going to be the knight in shining armor and he didn't get get a chance. The psychological damage was worse for Romero. Just before the shooting Romero offered offered his hand to Kennedy for congratulatory handshake among the hundreds of letters he received were ones blaming him for for Kennedy's death. He recalled the letter saying if he hadn't stopped to shake your hand. The Senator Would Have Been Alive Romero moved moved to Wyoming to start a new life still he couldn't escape that moment cried a lot he felt guilty and and in two thousand ten Romero traveled to Arlington National Cemetery to visit Kennedy's gravesite to apologize in person he had never owned a suit so he bought one for the occasion getting dressed up showing Kennedy respect saying he was sorry all of it brought back the way he felt when he first laid eyes on Kennedy while serving Him Room Service. You felt important. He felt American. He felt
"bobby kennedy" Discussed on KTLK 1130 AM
"Luther king and Bobby Kennedy my senior semester they're both shot and killed imagine what would happen if god forbid Barack Obama had been assassinated after becoming the de facto nominee what would happen in America where does that come from I don't know but it didn't happen yeah it didn't happen so why would we imagine that what is the manager imagine what would have happened if Ronald Reagan had a nuclear weapon in his pants and he just went to Kansas and he just won't happen he was gone now I mean right on man what would happen weird what was his point I don't know very well was away very strange magic what would have happened yeah well it didn't happen and isn't that a point in America's favor seems like it yeah yeah it seems like it are there he was describing his his long time friend and had he had a little difficulty doing again still this weekend yes my long time friend she's a friend she's been my friend in and out of public life hi let alone friend time friend friends friendship and my my long friend she's very long she's also a time Frances a time traveler long maybe is this we get a vacation that she was experiencing near one of the black holes but she's a friend friend to get me it's awesome this is great stuff from Joe long time.
"bobby kennedy" Discussed on 850 WFTL
"Bobby Kennedy my senior semester they're both shot and killed imagine what would happen if god forbid Barack Obama had been assassinated after becoming the de facto nominee what would happen in America what what what we what what you're talking about the Democrats is gonna come hide until until that night is that possible is it possible to hide him you can't hide right you can't you can't stop them you can only hope to contain him he is like doing everything so he's talking about the assassination of like the what if the assassination a bomb what if would you guys look to me what I have to be I probably would have I mean I would have to do it and I don't want to but I had to so my goodness may damp chill up Wednesday to qualify for the next round of debates so it'll be interesting to see if anybody can squeak over the line speaking of bad politicians gene Kramer's her name nobody gets worse than this lady from Marysville Michigan I bring you Jane Kramer my suggestion recommendation Asian need that Mary's Val a white community as much as possible why I seriously yeah another words no foreign born no foreign people because of of what all have a say in the past in our past we've experienced is better to have it or have it simply American born put it that way okay I'll put it that way now she's running to be on city council she is amazing by the way her Wiig is so amazing if you come to the chinstrap but she is she's just throw it out there right like in the list of the people at all god like blue guns what do you say what do you say my son in law is a black man and I have a bi racial grandchildren and I take this very very personally what you've said and I know that there's nothing I can say that's going to change your mind right we all have the same we just need to have more kindness that that's the lady who is currently on city council is also running for reelection her father was from Syria the the city council place itself the building is actually named after father and just the gas with that they're not done there there's more there's more checking the calendar here and making sure it's still two thousand nineteen yeah I thought we covered the civil rights of all fifty years ago I know I mean one nation under god and I live that just listen to what she said again I mean my suggestion recommendation Mary's Val a white community as much as possible now flabbergasted can't believe this thurs Marysville Michigan right for Donnelly white anyway right gramma gums run in there Jim Cramer for city council you can keep white again make America white again thank their first thing I did when I start my god that week is amazing thank you full and nobody yeah very dis Chad was to keep a white so the press with tour afterwards at our house right six okay just to clarify some of the things that you said and boy did she take a bigger role well there is well the way it is yeah she likes mers bill the way it is but as far as having black couple the end we have no problem with that no problem with the black couple all right so you guys write this down so merry's bills fine the way it is no problem with the black couple dot com but where is wrong is when when you have a white a white woman yeah but because of the white white and the black husband together that's wrong and vice versa vice versus is wrong don't do that we go to that you guys write that down right we're keeping very still white again but if a black couple want to move in we're okay with that right this courting miss Jane Kramer Kramer why is that it's simple what is simply yes the Bible I go to church not not not seen that that verse not I'm looking like I went through yesterday that church yesterday we're doing a big series on relationships I did not see that part of the whole relationship thing in there was like Hey Hey black people hang out black people Hispanic people hang out with Hispanic people Latin P. I mean I you know I used over here to the White you guys over there but well hold on a second you guys a French you French stay over there I didn't see it I'm just saying I I didn't that I that I know I didn't see that like I was telling her god created Adam and eve same kind all round and that's how he wants that he's our example right there okay so that's it so so that so that's clarify the world's worst politician with the sweetest wake I'm just I'm telling you guys just she's just check out the way it's like it's like I said it chin strap like it's one of those things where you turn really fast in the wake may stay there check your church on is.
"bobby kennedy" Discussed on WBSM 1420
"But I also know the kitchen park in the capital and I met with them in the capital are still call was present when it was in eighty I watched and they asked me to come up and speak to them in the rotunda one one building is one of the rooms in the capital when Bobby Kennedy assassinated seventies five days anybody seen anybody where the former vice president he singled me out to say that I was going to be unfair to him no matter what but that he can handle it because he's a Big Boy from the Matthews brothers studios it's a great country are white men and white men think like you that is just right it's all because of guys like me devoted her life as a nonviolent activists to opposing oppression which none of us doesn't do which does not accord with the values that any of us believe in as a matter he doesn't control over on organization what publishes spending a little bit of time focusing on the fact that almost four billion dollars of US aid he used to put children acting from the somebody said is this is in my dreadlocks this is a great taking place a long time ago but a lot of other presidents somebody I am it's our.
"bobby kennedy" Discussed on Boston Herald Radio
"Perfect smile for you at perfect smiles dot com earlier this week I was on Irish radio station talking with the fiftieth anniversary of Chappaquiddick because the Irish are obsessed with begins so spread for the show in reading some European coverage of the events and you don't work kept popping up in story after story tragedy the tragedy that befell Ted Kennedy when I was on the air with the host yes we don't you feel bad the all the tragedies that happen to the Kennedys all these things that kept happening to them and I lost okay JFK yes the fappening him he is in the war he was injured he was assassinated Bobby Kennedy Sir answer hand happening but no nothing happened to take Ted Kennedy was the tragedy the horror that happened to other people look if Canada been driving on that dark road United Chappaquiddick dear something in Mary Jo been killed that would be a tragedy but now when you're drunk if you're driving around and you leave the poor girl to suffocate in a car because you're too gutless to call the cops for ten hours what happened to you was not a tragedy the fact that you happen to somebody else might be tragic so sick of this idea the tape can be is someone to be revered the guy was they were known screw up the entire family knew it he was clueless doble got caught cheating in college he was a third rate politician who only made his bones because he was our community so stop telling me that can he deserves to be revered what a tragedy it was what we lost fifty years ago no the only thing tragic about Chappaquiddick is that it happened in Massachusetts the one place in the world with that dirt bag Ted Kennedy could get away with it I'm Michael grant more than actual truth is in the Boston Herald the lead in bordering and screen printing company is the place to go for quality work for all of your printing needs hats jackets and other apparel serving all.
"bobby kennedy" Discussed on KNST AM 790
"For pell grants that's crazy we should be doing the opposite Lemon call for a long time. There should be job training in prisons, not training people how to be criminals. There's so much we can do. And it's within our capacity to do it. That's the interesting thing I think, what's happening now as I think that Donald Trump, they have reawakened. sensibilities in this country to say whoa maybe we can do this now just like our generations wakened when dr king and bobby kennedy assassinated a lot whole generation i'm back in these millennials they get it and now they want to getting they get it man they get it these millennials they get it man wow man it's like when our generation man woke up man you know man 'cause i i really hate the you know the argument that you should get in trouble for comparing things like those like all you know going back compares nancy pelosi to nazis and like the you're and you'll be like okay and you're like well what's what did he say and he said well i don't think that you should have this policy because you know one of the reasons why i mean this is happened before like this is the first step down this road and and we shouldn't go down the road anywhere near these things and you know like like you're making an analogy and of course when you're making a point one of the things you do go to the most extreme level of that right it's to set the precedent that the argument is theoretically possible right like you know if you were to say well i don't want any government intervention right i never want war well what about world war two right doesn't mean you're comparing whatever conflict you're talking about now to world war two you're trying to set the precedent that inferior you might be for war actually right and i so i usually hate that argument here though he really is just comparing it he saying the thing there are certain things in our history that get people started and this should be considered on the same level right he's saying people as fascinating now thank you this think of this my father told me i asked him one time what was the nineteen sixties like that and he said well they were different because the vast majority of people were still on a sane side and so we kind of all stood around watching our television sets going this is crazy what's happening to our country He said it wasn't. It wasn't as universal as it looked. Now he's giving a Pacific northwest kind of analogy for him. Which didn't have a lot of a lot of that. but he he even talked about he said when bobby kennedy and martin luther king were shot and malcolm x. he said we thought the whole world was coming undone He said it just felt like everything was coming undone now he's just put the assassination. Of Martin Luther King, the civil rights icon. And Robert Kennedy, another icon, the assassination of those two. Into the same category, as Donald Trump winning an election. as saying that's as shocking and it shocked the system do you really think that it was as shocking as martin luther king and robert kennedy's assassination and by the way what did those assassinations do Between that what happened Candlestick Park, the left kind of fell apart? the left kind of fell apart it was kind of the beginning of the end of the radicalized movement because people had had enough it had enough so is are you implying that when you woke up because what he's saying is people woke up to that and they decided to stand up more active be more active no actually normal people stood up and said yeah okay we got to stop this this is this is craziness what's going on the civil rights act was already moving forward civil rights act was done in nineteen sixty four so we had already moved that that barrier we were moving forward and the people led the politicians on that fact correct and it didn't take the assassination of martin luther king or robert kennedy that happened four years before they started shooting people i mean the best version of his point is essentially you get to this idea that things are good racially right and things are fine and then there's an assassination and you're like wow people really do hate you know minority figures and you have another assessments people really do hate other people and then this is kind of what i think he's saying which is we got lulled into sleep by the wonderful obama years and this is coming from joe biden and then we realized oh wow we haven't passed these race issues donald trump got elected and so we need to get active again of course we had We pointed this out of the time. the obama election came at a time where i think we had really had moved past a lot of those things not because of obama's election because people don't people care what you're stupid your skin color who cares like how anyone could make a decision based on that anyway by the way that includes things like affirmative action and all of these other things but you don't make you don't make decisions based on skin color thought it was something we all agreed on and then he gets into office and it's the constant focus he's constantly highlighting racial divides he spent eight years telling us how much white people hate black people when i don't know i mean i'm not saying there's no racism of course there is but generally speaking i mean you know i don't have i mean i should see i'm in i'm a conservative in texas shouldn't i see racism time and you know you talk to we have david harrison on on news and white matters today and he made this point yesterday it's like we're not victims here he's african american if you don't know him he's stopped calling victim stopped making us out to be victims we don't need reparations from you we need to be able to do the things that we want to do we need to be able to live our lives without your involvement in them if we don't want your involvement and we don't need the government getting in our way and that is i think we're the average african american is right like we want to be able to do our things stops getting in our way and yet this is constantly highlighted by the media is as if the only thing that anyone cares about a racial divides to the point that even joe biden is on the wrong side of it on the democratic party that even pete buddha judge is on the wrong side of it and he can't even be a liberal white person who says every single one of these arguments is true and and push for basically reparations e that's not even enough there's nothing that's enough and that's the lesson here is like you can't these are the the the extreme elements of these movements are not able to be reason to them while the monologue was almost i feel like we just witnessed the chris crucifixes of jesus christ their hatred harris threes i think you'll see the results of of that as the storm clouds gathered Glenn. 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"bobby kennedy" Discussed on AM 1590 WCGO
"So happy that he has joined us today. I have not here. And of course, Roger stone has been in the news over and over and over again, and he has been politically active for decades. He has these tremendous things have been pinned on you Roger in the press. And of course, the whole Russian collusion of the Mueller report, does the meal, a report change anything for you. Well, obviously, I think the public has seen the most important part, which is found no evidence of rush, including yes, that I'm not I'm not going to discuss the Mueller reports. I do think the most aggravating thing for me is reading in the press, constantly self described dirty trickster. Never described myself of that way. The people who work with me have researched, this very extensively. Others have describe me that way, they're usually Liberal Democrats, that I had beaten in an election to me dirty trickster might be somebody like allied or know Sidney Blumenthal. There's a church. An interview somebody said, exactly what would you what we, what is a political during trick? Yeah, I sent you a perfect example, Bobby Kennedy males anti-catholic literature attacking his brother to every Catholic household in West Virginia, and puts Hubert Humphrey name on it as if it came from free. That's thirty trip. There's a classic example, other journey trae the liberals in the press. Don't wanna hear that typical gentle. Yeah. Yeah. We saw lots of we saw we've seen decades of this kind of thing. And so you're right. I wondered about that. I saw that over and over again. And I thought I wondered who pen that let me give you some name by the way to their credit criteria. Retraction so a correction. So I m credit they researched it extensively. They couldn't find Ator I have never described myself bustling, Dave, and I hope they didn't put it on the last page in small print today. All right. So I want to throw some names at you, and I'd love to hear. If you can comment on them, and tell me what your what your thoughts are what you'd like people to know President Trump, what would you like people to know? At feeding only independent courageous has an enormous amount of stamina very unpredictable. The master of his own ship. And other words, Donald Trump is the strategist who got Donald Trump elected gone from his own phrase maker is on speechwriter, his own press secretary speechwriter. He really was the single best thing about the Trump campaign very much his own man now is, is he eccentric? Yeah. Abraham LINCOLN was considered eccentric. Who's about was considered very eccentric. Franklin Roosevelt was considered eccentric. Some of our greatest presidents considered essential all that means is he's not your typical blow dried repackage, allocation, who works, I would associate with a mostly be genuine and authentic. What see is what you get. There's nothing phony or contrived or fabricated about Donald Trump. He's a man of enormous courage. Did you ever think differently about him until you had personal knowledge of him until you had a personal interaction of him? All you have certainly Greg is I started asking him suggesting for president as early as nineteen eighty eight. May have forty years was at my wedding. I was at two of his weddings. The waken funeral for both of his parents who I knew very well. I helped it sister appointed federal bench shoes. She's a terrific distinguished jurists in law, who was a great attorney alleged is wakened funeral. I have been friends when the family affection for his children, but I saw as early as nineteen eighty eight the size and capacity of the independence and the Collines, if you will. President walked into the mistakes of the past you had no investment in the unless foreign wars, and you Rozhin of our civil liberties our failed immigration policies are stagnant economy that he could break with the two party drop Kelly, and he'll eat some both parties that run the country into the ground. All right. And your thoughts on James Comey. Well, epoch.
"bobby kennedy" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"Coast to coast William pepper is with us. William let's get into then. So you say that he was a Patsy. He had a handler. What's he wear that? Something was gonna come down. I mean was he a co-conspirator in this situation? No, I as I said of met him and interrogate him for the first time in nineteen seventy eight. I didn't choose to represent him become as attorney though, he tried to get me to represent him many times. But it took it took ten years for me to convince myself that he was not a knowing involved having knowing involvement in the assassination and for the record. The king family does not believe he was part of the assassination. Ego came family knows he was not part of the assassination. And that that's part of the reason why we went forward with it. Well, we what we now know was that he was profiled when he was in prison who had him profiled as a among convicts of the as an. Deal guy for all the characteristics for Patsy. Well, we now know is that he was his escape was arranged. James never even knew that his escape was arranged. And we didn't until relatively recently. And I set out the details in the plot to kill king out. The details of how his escape was arranged Hoover's. Number two Tolson brought in twenty five thousand dollars to the big the Dixie mafia group that was involved with coordinating events on the ground, and that twenty five thousand was taken to the warden of the prison and around December, November December sixty six and warden Swenson was paid twenty five thousand dollars by Russell Adkins who was the head of the sticks. Mafia family, we know all of this because his son in more recent times came out, and I was able to depose him over a period of two days. And he was a he was a treasure. They had a treasure trove of information and material and he actually wrote to the prison with his father. And when the twenty five thousand was paid. So Ray raise escape was arranged. And then he was kept under the control of a handler and moved around the country until they they had time to plan to use them. Martin king was been killed originally in Los Angeles. They kept radio in Los Angeles for quite a period of time. The the military sharp shooters were the backup group. They didn't kill king. They were they were a backup group, and they were kept also in Los Angeles. And then all of a sudden, they shifted to Memphis, and they had they were not giving any reasons, of course, everybody everybody moved into into New Orleans and Birmingham eventually into Memphis. So they switched the scene of the assassination to Memphis and became evident to me as I got into this and follow the slippery slope, no intention of ever spending thirty nine years and this investigation, but I couldn't I couldn't let it go. As I got got more and more into it became evident to me that the reason that they moved it was because there was a a lot of foot to kill Bobby Kennedy. In Los Angeles after the California primary and in June, and they couldn't have of course, have to political assassinations in the same city. So they moved the one Martin kings in Memphis, Tennessee. Do you think the people involved in John F Kennedy's assassination Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy all part and parcel of the same group? Well, you know, I I've stayed away from the John Kennedy nation, and I'm not what the one might call I conspiracy buff. But what I have what you what you see with all of the assassinations in the in the nineteen sixties in the United States is typical of what I've come to appreciate or the historical use of political assassinations by by ruling groups throughout history. If you go back, you see some of critical changes in history of have been the result of a whole of political assassinations all the way from going back to the compelled to aside of Socrates, and the and the assassination of Julius Caesar coming all the way forward, it just so happens that those asan's in the sixties have to be viewed in my view in a historical context. And the there's no question and. In my mind that the same ruling forces in their agents were involved in in all of those assassinations, but I've only focused because of my involvement with McCain. I've only focused on on the on the his assassination, and I've actually come as you mentioned that come and reach more recent years look at Bobby Kennedy as well. I was Bob Kennedy's citizens chairman as a kid when he was running for the Senate and Westchester county, New York, I I handled Bob's campaign. I came to know him as well. I only got involved though, in his case in two thousand seven when Sirhan Sirhan original lawyer Larry teeter died, and it seemed to make sense they they came to me and his team to make sense the. The evidence against their hand was so so we can so clear that his trial was thrown by a lawyer. I an LA criminal lawyer of some renown, but who himself was under an indictment that time he was defending our hands. So he just threw the case. So I took that one on as well. But I don't know details about the John Kennedy in the mouth COMEX one in particular, I've stayed away from getting overly involved in the wanna talk with a little bit about the hand case after the first hour, and we'll take some calls next hours while with you William and don't forget, we're going to try to get me that interview with her hands her hand, you think he would do that what he'd be willing. Well, Sar hand would be willing to there's some difficulties of with respect to the one. They they prison regulations that the the try to discourage any kind of interview of that sort and try to block it second thing is that. We is you you probably know have gone to the ninth circuit court of appeals and been denied right a circle of appeal ability. And so we're preparing a petition to the supreme court. But so she are I had I think we we go through and exhaust the legal remedies that kind of interview it would be difficult, but certainly had himself would would would not mind, and and and would be in favor of granting that kind of okay, let's keep exploring that possibility. So back to back to king any of his immediate group were they in on this. They know something or is that you think they did. Yes. How did they get in? That's my opinion on the basis of evidence that an eyewitness testimony of of people who are on the scene at the time. There's no question that the individuals, and we of course, we don't know the role of all of them. But only the role of some of them who were close to king. We're involved in in the assassination. And you know, it makes sense. I don't think you can find one of these political assassinations whether is in somebody on the inside close to the victim who is who is assisting. The assassins was was there gain here for that individual or individuals. Well, and some cases yes, they were on the payroll of of the of the FBI and money's we're brought in by CLYDE pulse. And the record from Hoover. And we're distributed by the by the Dixie mafia, a group who were coordinating things on the ground. Did they actually think that with Martin Luther King off of the way that the civil rights movement would fade away? Yes. I don't think we concerned about the civil rights movement. But Martin king had become a campaigner for for international human rights, which was really quite different because brought him into the whole context of being an war leader. And I think that is what they anticipated. What happened and an actual fact that is what happened the the large group of massive group that he planned to bring to to Washington, basically fizzled out. It was it was it was not a threat at all to domestic security without Ma. Martin king's leadership. It's it's simply became a relevant. Frankly, James Ray died in nineteen ninety eight. I believe he had hepatitis so much and he had hepatitis C. We we had a lot of questions to how we how we caught that. Eventually, I think I concluded that he probably quoted in a dentist chair in the in the prison accidentally, and I don't believe that's a -sarily accidentally. But I don't have any evidence. To the contrary. He died in nineteen ninety eight way. I took him on in nineteen eighty eight. And for ten years tried to get him at trial. We we took him through the six circuit. In addition to the supreme court, we failed all the legal processes, and then there was a television mock trial that was done in nineteen ninety three. We tried the case over ten days. Random jury from across the country came in and at that point in time with with what evidence we had this is nineteen Ninety-three. Remember took the jury seven and a half hours to find James. Oh, right. Not guilty. That was a real shocker, but the biggest thing did for us was to open up the doors and more and more people started coming forward. More evidence started the surface, and that led to the first of my three books. First book was orders to kill. That was published a ninety five the second one than active state was published in two thousand three and that one was published after the civil trial represented the king family in a civil trial against one of the conspirators when we had nailed and he had the he began to cooperate with us. And we we started an actual civil suit against him. And that's lasted for. Thirty days we had seventy with this as and laid out at all the evidence we had at that point in time. That's nineteen George. That's nineteen ninety nine. We laid everything out. It took the jury fifty nine minutes to find for the king family against the government agents of the United States government state of Tennessee in the city of Memphis, giaours, Loy jars was the named defendant in that case was given only a small measure of liability because of the role that that he plays James had died in ninety eight we tried this case in ninety nine and it was totally blacked out by all the media in America. But dignity didn't he admit in the in the beginning that he was he was the assassin. Now, what he did was the comp play a, hey chose. And he was convinced by Percy foreman to do this. If it's. Convinced by Percy foreman to admit to admit liability for the events of April fourth, but he never admitted being being the assassin watch and foreman to get him to do that and said to him very specifically James my health is not good. I'm not going to be able to give you the best defense. So therefore, I want you to couplets play. And I will give you a brother five hundred dollars..
"bobby kennedy" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe
"It was just this whole thing has been so great for my dad to sit there and get the tell these stories about his youth from this hilarious book that he's written and to just get to hear people come up to him and thank him for fifty years of career joy dollars effort. He is. And it's been fun for me to watch him have this external we're going to have peace. Yes. Look for. But I got it fake. You also meek rocking deductor, Jill Biden, refill very elite Elite went to. went back and had a lovely evening talking about her book and her life, and it really it's very compelling book, very honest, and Volna Rable and with all the ups and downs that they have faced as a family, and I found her to be remarkable. Great event, and we really appreciate being the opportunity to sit with her on stage and listen to her stories, but we also did an interview for this show talk a little bit more about the politics of the situation. And we'll be showing that later in the show. So John, I John I want to go to John because there's another sporting events. The news, John, you know, it's observation is going down to talk to Jill Biden meeker was I called Jack bore who of course, you know, works on the team and wrote that incredible book about Bobby Kennedy. But he made an observation because you know, he'd worked with new Richard Ben Kramer, very well. And obviously, very aware of the remarkable Biden stories there were Biden, an eighty seven eighty eight would always take the bait, you know, somebody would accusing not being this morning, smartest guy. And he jumped back and say things, they always regretted two thousand eight the same thing. And we were talking about Joe Biden. And is he too old and Jack said and make later on socking, Jill about this who agreed in this case older does seem equal wiser and. Perhaps that makes a difference for him this year that he is older and wiser and his learn from two campaigns like Ronald Reagan learn from to fill the tubes service..
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"Read how a company called in Toronto recently released a new version of its big data analytics platform for behavioral discovery and analysis and essentially in Toronto can analyze trillions of raw Tom savings data points in just one to two seconds. And there's no need to work with the data scientists to extract or transform that day. An ordinary business. Users can ask question after question getting answers about their customer behavior. But in real time, this is where things get interesting because the platform was built by co founder and CTO Bobby Johnson who also headed up development of analytics tool at Facebook, including scuba many, many moons ago, so book elope and hold on tight. So I can beam your ears all the way back to the US. So we can speak with CTO. Bobby Johnson who's going to tell us all about inter on an big reveal recently about the world's most advanced platform for behavioral discovery and analysis. So massive warm. Welcome to the show, Bobby Kennedy tell the list as a little more about who you are. And what you do. Yeah. Sure. So my background is a used to work at Facebook. I was the head of infrastructure there from a few million users up to a billion. So did a lot of work on scaling there. And then a few years ago left to start in Toronto, which his company I'm working on now where we do behavioral discovery. And analytics, and what we mean by that is sort of taking what we call vendetta. So this is you know, anything that happens by the time stamps, so this could be a click or a swipe on website. It could be called a call center. Could be a transaction often. It's a mix of those things, and we pull that all together. And we're able to let you look at how people are behaving or how devices are caving. That data so things like what people do before they turn where people getting stuck in this on boarding flow. So things that have to do sequences of advanced rebel pull in is data's often. Very large were able to pull it in to the vet at massive scale. And then make those kinds of really viable business questions accessible to everybody. Not just data scientists not just people code. There's a visual interface where you can go explore through and find out, you know, how people are interacting with your product or service. Wow. What a great history of Atlanta's. There's not many paper, I would imagine. But could say they've scaled full gold from sculling one million to a billion us as lot. So going to ask let me tell me more about you'll bike story foam leading the development of analytics tools Facebook, including scuba, of course, which is Facebook's internal data analysis platform to go onto you'll tell him out and Theron, and the kind of problems that you sat too so feel clients. Yes. So it was I mean, we obviously learned a lot about. Out just for the mechanics of how you deal with data at the scale. How you make it fast? How you how you make it manageable? But the other thing that was really interesting that we learned along the way was is seeing how people actually use this data to solve light rail business problems in the thing that was neat about Facebook. Is that we really did have almost everybody in the company was able to to use data base their decisions on that. And so we got to see over the years, you know, how you know, mapping. And so when you have a business question, it usually starts out pretty vague. There's this thing I don't understand. I wanna get this number to go up. Right. Understand why this isn't working as well as it should in. So getting to see how you know going from those kind of questions into this is a specific sad of analytic questions like NASCAR or get my answer. And so we had you know by the time face, but we had more than half, the employees were active users of of Anna. Politic's tools. We learned a lot about how you make those things accessible so people can start with their rod questions narrow down to finding an answer to something that they can actually do something about, you know, I have a problem in this particular stage of of this process, or, you know, this group of people is working. So I need to change something about how I now I, you know, either, you know, message that something on our product. So it was a lot of new Chevaliers sitting sitting with people who add real pressing questions figuring out how could make the tool actually serve them. Not in Toronto also recently released a new version of its big data analytics platform for behavioral discovery and analysis. So can you tell me more about how it can analyze trillions of rule toll? I'm saving day points. It just one to two seconds. And also how this actually no need to work with the dia- Santus to extract or Trump's full not data it. So the thing about event data behavior is this data is really big. And it's one of the things feel a lot of a lot. Big data is really time series data because you know, rather than having, you know, if you have ten million users on your app, ten million things isn't a big number. But if those people are clicking thousand times a day that ends up being a really big number in. So it's. You know, real important we're able to ingest that all events in the you across it. Because the other thing he find with behavior is that you don't know beforehand. What's going to be interesting to you can't just sort of say, oh, I'm going to summarize this, you know, if I can count, you know, how many times people clicked on mobile app, but that's not useful. What I want to know is that when they went through these three steps it turned
"bobby kennedy" Discussed on WTVN
"And welcome back to coast to coast Lee server with us as we talk about his work handsome, Johnny about the life of gangster. Johnny rozelle. Fidel Castro took over, but prior to a Batista, of course, was very friendly to the mob with casinos in Havana when Castro took over and fifty nine he shuts the casinos down in gets rid of the mob at what point did the mob feel as if they needed to get rid of Castro. Well, that's a complicated question. Because there there are there is evidence of other not very successful plots were simultaneously happening. Lansky may have been involved with one and some others, but the primary government directed plot. Came directly out of the White House. I'm sorry. When Castro took over, you know, we we if we remember the history US thought that I would be able to get away with cab because it was starting. The plot was starting under the Eisenhower administration. Wasn't it? Is an hour was totally furious with the idea that Castro was sitting there with this growing, the anti American government just off the shores of Florida, Richard Nixon became his point man and Nixon went to the CIA. This was turned over to Alan dollars into Richard missile at the top embezzle and entertained offers. The CIA was in you know, really in the middle of its craziest period. You know, they they were capable of any kind of of plot. You know, they were just doing trolling. Yeah. Just just do it. So a guy named Sheffield Edwards who was the security director came up with this idea that why don't we ask? Because of course, they didn't want to have their fingerprints on the assassination of Castro. So why don't we get the mob to do where they Castro too? Because as you say, George Lou Castro took away, their, you know, also, you know. Their their their money. And so they thought about this idea, and they decided to go for it see if they couldn't pay the mob to get rid of Castro for them and take take the blame and Edwards and the operational support guy. Jim o'connell? They went to their cutout guy. A man by the name of Robert Mayhew who ain't wasn't wasn't he involved with Howard Hughes? It was indeed. I mean, this comes full circle, and you know, and Johnny became involved with remained you and Howard us in the turnover of Las Vegas just a few years later. Right. Very incestuous and complicated. But at this time, they turn to Mayhew had done a lot of black bag jobs for the CIA. And they said, listen, here's a plot. Go find us again stir to kill Castro and Mayhew knew a few gangsters. He worked with all kinds of people in in in his assignments. And there was only one he considered that remotely, trustworthy, and that was Johnny and he gave Johnny col-. He met at the Brown derby in Hollywood. And you know, after after lunch and a few drinks, he said, I have something to ask you. It's a mission a request from the government and Johnny for all of his bad deeds, consider themselves, very patriotic this country, you know, when a lot of gangsters went into hiding during the war he actually joined the army, and so Mayhew explained it to him Johnny couldn't believe it. But you know, they began to discuss it. He liked the idea. Yeah. I mean, he didn't like Castro either, and mainly he wanted May- you to assure them that they really this was really for for the government that it was a high ups we're asking for this favor. And may you offered them hundred and fifty grand of CIA money in Johnny said, you're not going to pay me for this. I'm doing it. 'cause I owe this country and. You know, he never did take dime. And that was the beginning of probably one of the craziest adventures in the history of the CIA bizarre relationship. Absolutely. And it got more bizarre. I mean, Johnny because this is you there were certain rules and regulations things you simply couldn't do without getting signed off by the by the by the boss, you know. And he had a tell his story. Even though may you wanted him not to tell anyone except whoever they they used in the plot. But Johnny had to tell Sam giancana and to his great surprise Sam giancana said, Well, I I want it on this to you know. So now, they had a gang consisting of China's valley, and Sam giancana who was he was many things and one of them was very unstable. He wasn't a guy you wanted to pick for a delicate. Secret mission. But there was and they gathered together, and they began to meet the CIA liaison, Johnny Sam giancana. And eventually the operation was moved to Florida where the the anti-castro forces were were in great number the exile community, and they began this crazy plot to find an assassin to find a way of killing him the CIA when they decided the best way to find someone who could poison them, the CIA went to work, and in there, you know, weird science labs, and they came up with an all new poison that could be given tastelessly and so forth, and no one could would Castro would never know even poisoned and until two or three days later, you get very sick and Robin. Now was this before the bay of pigs. Well, this the first part of the. This mission was before and the idea was kill him. So that this. Underground the invasion would work, right invasion. So they beano Castro and everything would be chaos, and they take over very easily. Fortunately, everything went awry. Castro evaded, all the the the attempts. And in some cases, probably the the paid assassins, just took the money and ran and it became a comedy of errors and this bunch. Now also include Santo traffic Kante who was the head of the mob. I hear all these names and JFK's assassination Lee will get into that tonight to jeez. And you know, and so this group of business it band of assassins is sitting around hotel suites in Miami. They're going down to watch Frank Sinatra and the COPA room, and you know, and really not getting a lot of work done. And the whole thing became a debatable. And Johnny was furious. He really thought they had a serious mission here and serious purpose. And he's gangsters that he had. Unfortunately, found himself in collaboration with basically. A a bunch of. Yeah. They bought the whole thing. Yeah. And. To quickly add, you know, the takes came. It was a disaster. And. Cuban missile crisis came. Johnny. Washington. They decided, you know, this was a mess. They cancelled what they had started. But still they wanted it Bobby Kennedy and others high up still wanted to take a shot at this and Johnny found himself, you know, in phase two of his fascination plan. This time he became leapt up with a legendary CIA man named Bill Harvey who was considered the JAMES BOND of of CIA, although he looked Leslie JAMES BOND more like William Conrad in canon, and now Johnny and the CIA as top row Asian became the leaders of a new plot to assassinate Castro basically never gave up. Did they even though Castro outlived everybody? That's right. You know, they they formed a. Down in Florida where a lot of this resistance and subversive operation was happening. They were training snipers and training various rebels to to be infiltrated and Johnny myself took some of these Cuban rebel fighters across to Cuba from the Florida Keys under watch the armed patrols by Cuban navy boats, and it was a wild hairy thing. But meanwhile, the the White House got into a standoff with Russia. And so that we none of us blue each other, you know, off the planet. Right. They made a deal not to do anymore. You know shenanigans with Cuba. Except that Bobby Kennedy was still interested. But that's another story but Bill Harvey. When went to war with Bobby Kennedy, and basically got fired until Johnny, you know, this ain't happening. Yeah. Get out of here. Now, Bobby continues, however to go after the same mobsters who were part of the plot to kill Fidel Castro. He's going after them personally, he's getting Carlos Marcello dumped out of the country. They throw them in the woods somewhere in some other country. Traffic Conti can't stand him. I I've always believed that the assassination of John F Kennedy was based on trying to get Bobby to back off the mob. Yeah. You know, I think it's a a theory with a lot of possibilities. There are so many strings, and you know, the more you look at it to more Marcello looks good for some part of this. But you know, I think that. Those people who have tried to bring results in on this. I went through so much so many books so many transcripts, and I'll tell you the FBI had for nearly two years. Why all of this is happening had been trying to follow Janis every move. They they had his house bugged is phone taps on his car airport. He was part of the plot to kill Castro, the FBI, that's a that's a complicated one to answer because J Edgar Hoover was going nuts. He was finding little bits and pieces about something going on between the CIA and the mob thing we have to remember is the time line the period. Hoover hated to see I, you know, over was salt of the earth American or these college educated Ivy league easterners, and he really it was almost like the FBI was working for a different country than the CIA. So they never told each other anything, but Hoover was finding these little bits of maddening intriguing details. You know, there's a whole long story about gene kinda a forcing may Huda bug. The the hotel. Room of comedian Dan rolling because he thought he was he was seeing gene Khanna's mistress and he's making UCI bugging devices. And that got busted by the police and led to a lot of this becoming known to the FBI. So it was a real like complicated club. Giancana ends up getting killed in his house. Right. Gee, I mean, this was the beginning of the. I think so many things going on at the same time. The FBI had finally under the watch Bobby Kennedy who also didn't get along with Jaeger who were but put up with them. I guess what's that he put up with them? I guess. Yeah. Just barely. And he has finally begun against the law to bug the whole casino operation, Las Vegas. So they were finding out stuff that nobody had known before about the the mobs operation, but they couldn't use any of it. Because it wasn't a allowable in court. So they were chasing down GM comedy were going after the mob. You know Hoover. It had a big turnaround after the Appalachian fiasco in the fifties when he had avoided going after the mob, just pretended. It didn't exist. Well, now he turned around. Through embarrassment, and they were basically coming after them left and right along with Bobby Kennedy and the Justice so everything was falling apart Sam giancana got himself into trouble. He lost control of his temper over and over again. And so the big boys who didn't want any spotlight Joe batters, Tony Accardo, re a Paul Ricca the guys in the shadows. That took you know, where off with a capital b but they never went out and gave had fights the FBI. They weren't like John Gotti. They didn't want that kind of publicity. And so Sam giancana simultaneously in the middle of all of this was just seeing his career go down the tubes. And this eventually led to them getting rid of him. Meanwhile, of course, JFK is having an affair with giancana's girlfriend was a mess. We'll talk more about all of this Lee who put it together and take phone calls next on coast to coast AL find out more about tonight's guest. Log on to coast to coast AM dot com. Coast to coast.
"bobby kennedy" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"And in some cases, probably the the paid assassins, just took the money and ran and it became a comedy of errors and this bunch. Now also include Santo traffic Conti who was the head of the mob. I hear all these names on JFK's assassination Lee will get into that tonight to and and so this group of misfit band of assassins is sitting around hotel suites in Miami. They're going down to watch Frank Sinatra in the COPA room, and you know, and really not getting a lot of work done and the whole thing became a debacle. And Johnny was furious. He they had a serious mission here and serious purpose. And these gangsters unfortunately found himself in collaboration with basically a bunch of. Yeah. They bought the whole thing. Yeah. And. Quickly, add, you know, came it was a disaster and Cuban missile crisis came, but Johnny. Washington. They decided, you know, this was a mess. They cancelled what they had started. But still they wanted Bobby Kennedy and others high up still wanted to take a shot at this and Johnson himself, you know, in phase two of his salvation plan. This time he became leapt up with a legendary CIA man named Bill Harvey who was considered the JAMES BOND of of CIA, although he looked Leslie JAMES BOND more like William Conrad in canon. Yeah. And now Johnny and the CIA as top rogue Asian became leaders of new plot to assassinate Castro the basically never gave up. Did they even though Castro outlived everybody? That's right. You know, they they they formed a down in Florida where a lot of this resistance, you know, and subversive operation was happening. They were training snipers and training. Various rebels to to be infiltrated and Johnny himself took some of these Cuban rebel fighters across to Cuba from the Florida Keys under watch the armed patrols by Cuban navy boats, and it was a wild eyrie thing. But meanwhile, the the White House got into a standoff with Russia. And so that we none of us blue each other, you know, off the planet..
"bobby kennedy" Discussed on WBSM 1420
"The Mets who lives in New Hampshire says big props for treating Yang with respect a PA and Brown Phillips, Exeter equals privilege, puke in my book, a thousand bucks for everyone. Exclamation point. I thought he did pretty well to actual. He's. Steve was saying during the break, you know, what's funny? Me when I asked about the you know, he'd be treated fairly by the DNC. He didn't he didn't have one of those mealy mouth responses. Like, oh, well, you know, they're they're good people. They meant well, he just said that the the the rotten people that screwed Bernier God they've been fired me they didn't say vindictive way. Either. He just just was very matter of fact, anyway, eight four four or five hundred forty two forty two I was mentioning the thousand dollars, and the, you know, the comparis- comparing that to the war on poverty, and of course, you know, the the some of the dams now are pushing reparations for black people. I don't know how they're going to sort out who's black and who's not black and were they slaves or were they not slaves. And who's who what white people are going to have to pay for it? And you know, what about the Asians what about Hispanics that just came to the country? I mean, it's just it's ridiculous. But. The Jason Riley. Who's black has a good column about the reparations in the Wall Street Journal, and he goes into the war war on poverty, and he he has a quote from buyer Rushton who by the way in my book. Kennedy Babylon to Bobby Kennedy hated him because he he he led the Mark March on Washington with Martin Luther King that embarrassed his brother JFK when he was president in nineteen sixty three and he was also gay that was the main reason Bobby hated by than this what buyers rust and said, the idea of reparations is a ridiculous idea. My great grandfather picked cotton for fifty years, then he made deserve some money. But he's dead and gone. And nobody owes me anything that kind of I think that kind of sums it up. But then then Jason Riley gets into what happened when they began spreading welfare money around in the black community, how a change the trajectory of black society in the United States and he mentions that. That. Kamala, comma, Kamla Harris said that last week on NPR that they they needed reparations because of the trauma of the blacks have suffered. But the soaring violence rates says Jason Riley that produced so much trauma in poor black communities today did not exist in those committee communities in the first one hundred years after emancipation, even though poverty rates at the time were much higher and racism was still legal and widespread. Berry. Lots are criminologist at John Jay college reports that blackmail homicides fell by nearly eighteen percent in the nineteen forties. And by another twenty one percent in the nineteen fifties while rates remained relatively flat among their white counterparts over the same period. Similarly, Harvard sociologist William Julius Wilson has written that quote in ghetto neighborhoods route the first half of the twentieth. Century rates of inner city joblessness teenage pregnancy out of wedlock, births female, headed families, welfare dependency and Syria. Crime were significantly lower than in later years and did not reach catastrophic proportions until the mid nineteen seventies. Which of course, was ten years after the war on poverty started. And he concludes Jason Riley in the Wall Street Journal did the legacy of slavery, quote, unquote. And Jim crow slip over a Cup. Skip over a couple of generations. And then reassert itself in the mid nineteen seventies. Or is it possible that something else is primarily responsible for the outcomes we seek today. And by which means the great society, the war on poverty, the welfare dependency was in gendered by those programs spread not just to the black community, but also into the white community. The white illegitimacy rate is is out of control compared to what it what it used to be. Eight four four five hundred forty two forty two. You wanna talk about problems in in? Society. You know, this guy this this horrific kidnapping in Charlestown. It was it was in Quincy market. And then the this this guy Victor Pinon took the victim to Charlestown and locked her up and kept her locked up in his apartment was allegedly raping her for a few days until they finally traced her cell phone, and they got her out and all this chilling new details emerge in Boston kidnapping and rape case. And some of them are really to what to chilling to even to get into pain, you're stood handcuffed in jail. Garb? This this morning sporting stubble is he pleaded innocent and not guilty in Spanish she's been held without bail since his January arrest. He's got a new lawyer named William Barrett. Beano? Who's prior clients have included John bourbon Wakefield man who killed himself while awaiting trial for allegedly molesting thirteen. Infants toddlers prosecutors said the woman submitted the pain your sexual demands out of fear. She considered striking him with an object to escape but feared that her situation would worsen if the plan failed according to prosecutors. But anyway, here's here's what I wanted to mention here, this this is what happens when you when you don't prosecute people for crimes, they commit. Has a history of a costing and allegedly attacking women as well as prior charges for groping teen girls in New York that were dropped due to his mental capacity. Prosecutors said. So so it's okay to grope teenage girls. If you have what your public defender, you're translator tell the judge is your diminished, mental capacity. So you're just allowed to keep groping women until finally you get one that's drunk and you throw her on the orange line and take her up to Sullivan Sullivan square. And then you drag her off and you'd take her to the project, and you hold her and you allegedly raped her for two or three days. That's okay because you have diminished mental capacity. Isn't that isn't that special? Eight four four five hundred forty two forty to want to talk about the the media being out of control. The you. Remember the Environmental Protection Agency under under Obama. They poisoned the animus river with the ran through three states. They they just about ruined the whole Navajo nation. They busted into a an abandoned mine that was all boarded up, and they released millions upon millions of gallons of toxic waste into this pristine river and the media didn't care because it was Obama's EPA. The the media also didn't care when the director of the administrator of the EPA was pulling a Hillary Clinton and been had she been conducting official business using the alias Richard Windsor rather than her own alias. I mean, she was trying to avoid leaving any kind of paper trail about what she was doing. But the media had zero interest in all the scandals that were unfolding at the PA. But once Trump got in. And again, I understand Scott Pruitt had some problems the EPA administrator. But you know, they were they were. Those problems were no worse than any of the problems under the Obama administration. The New York Times, however may just thirteen freedom of information act foia request during the four years of Obama's second term. In the first year of Trump's presidency alone. The time sent fifty nine foia requests compared to thirteen for the entire for years. Reporters at the times have made one hundred four year requests since Trump took office just over two years ago. A six hundred sixty nine percent increase in the number of foia requested made during the four years of Obama second third same thing with all these out the left media outlets. Washington Post reporters made one single foia request of EPA during Obama's second term. They've said forty-three since Trump assumed office politico, fifteen requests in Trump's second term one hundred ninety eight since Trump took office, and again, that's that's two years as opposed to four years the hill twenty requests and Obama's four years of second term, sixty seven since Trump office same same thing. Sounds to me like President Trump has reinvigorated the American political media. Yeah. Yeah. It does sound there's another. There's another word that he could he might use to four two considering the the the the watchdogs were lapdogs at the during the Obama administration perhaps there on a witch hunt of of sorts. Eight four four five hundred forty two forty two that is the toll free number of the Howie Carr show when you have a good security system thinks just feel different. You worry less about locking every window or leaving for the weekend or about your kids being safe. You might not even realize it before you have a system, but it feels good the fear less..
"bobby kennedy" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Band. Was the thing to decapitate show. I don't know all these news. Don't know cabinet. Now is cabinet is. I didn't notice theme song or nor did I ever watch his show. Well, those are on on one of those classic ten. Yeah. Yeah. And they used to show the Merv Griffin show parts of it. Obviously edited out all the music stuff that they didn't have rights for whatever. And he had some great shows. He'd had like he would have like some entertainer from Hollywood that was like a B movie kind of star. And then Bobby Kennedy them together or yes. They'd be on the stage together so be turning from the craziness of whatever, you know, the starlet was talking about. And then suddenly there's Bobby Kennedy sitting right next. I'm talking foreign policy. Interesting. Yeah. Very interesting. Have you ever watched the Graham Norton show? I remember it. I I it's been a while. He's on the BBC, I'm assuming we'll see a clip of some Hollywood celebrities sometimes with Graham Norton. I feel. And it seems like there's always a group of people. They're like, he's got a roundtable gone. Well, that's the kind of you know, it's it's based on the tonight show formula. You know, you just you bring out the artist one at a time, you do a little whatever. And then you're surrounded talking. Yeah. So what did you make of this whole college admissions scandal this week? Oh, you know me as a news person. I try to keep my personal opinion to myself, but I sit at home, and I'm reading all of these stories about who who did this. And who did that and which star paid who? And which kids went for what school, and then I see the things happening to the stars. Losing this sponsor getting kicked off of that show doing I'm thinking was it worth it? I mean seriously was at not only are you losing your income. But you're in jail or you had to get bonded out. And I'm like, did you have so little faith in your child that they couldn't achieve whatever level they wanted to achieve at that. You had to buy their way into a school. Well, and I'm not even going to compare it to I'm not going to be like a lot of people are. Well, my parents couldn't afford that. No, just I'm taking that case as it is. Okay. Why? Let the kid go to college at do what the kid wants to do. What is? You know, I know a ton of people who are in the professions law profession, accounting, doctors, broadcasters, whatever profession you want that are from schools that are not your Ivy league schools that are not your top ten colleges in the country for whatever that specialty is a right. And you there is a support system at all of those colleges. I went to say you Carbondale, it's got a great broadcasting school one of the top three in the nation. When I went there went downhill after I left, but no, I'm joking joking. It's still excellent turned out Dr Todd Manley turned out John Williams turned out Judy pilot. Yeah. Brian Noonan K? And I know there's about two more who work here. It's not just here there. Are sl. You alums it is a network, and you are given that support when you graduate to make those contacts. Now what you do with that support is up to you. But the support it doesn't have to be a Harvard Law School. You can go to university of Michigan university of Florida. You can go to. You can go to a junior college for your first two years, and then go to the university or go to Illinois state university for the last two years and major in say, accounting and still have a support system of ISU accountants graduates that are around the country, and you can make that connection. It doesn't have to be at a Ivy league school or a top twenty five school UCLA USC university of Chicago doesn't have to be those schools. Plus, it's going to be a lot cheaper. And my point. That I made before is this if the parent thinks that their child needs that connection in order to be successful in their life or think so little of the child that they need to be someplace where the kid probably doesn't want to go. Then there's something wrong with parents. I can see the parents being proud. He might kid to Harvard. I am I can understand that. I can see that. There's no malice in that. Right. But if the kid could have been Justice successful going to the university of Massachusetts, and and and majoring in pre law, and then going on to grad school somewhere and still become a lawyer. Well, God bless him. Why not let them do that? What is the deal that you got to surreptitiously? By off a school in order to have your kid go there. Okay. So let me say this a this is nothing new. What's new or I think newsworthy about this is how they went about it. And that they got caught and that they got caught. But when we look at the donations that have been made by big people Trump's other people to to colleges throughout the last fifty sixty years. I'm sure you could look back and say, that's so interesting that these CEO's these famous people whoever donated all this money when their kids went there, and I'm sure that this type of you know, that's a lot. There are a lot of stories about legally buying your way into college just by donating and then they let him in. Right. And so that shouldn't be basis to get into a calendar choice. It shouldn't be. But of course, it is. Because college. Ages are desperate for donations and desperate for money. And what happened here is they weren't donating to the college. They were either paying off coaches or an intermediary who is having people take the test or making sure they got special time or whatever it was to help these kids out. I think parents will always take advantage of whatever they can to help their kids. Get ahead and that has happened. The the really rich do it by buying a building or making a big donation. And then the people who are medium rich apparently do it by buying off coaches. It's funny 'cause you're in you're in one class or the other year trying to spend money to get your kids into the college. You really want them in or like in our case Jack going to school next year? Whoa. We're trying to do is get him in college for as cheaply as we possibly can. Because we don't have four hundred thousand dollars to throw in getting him into the special school. We want we want him to go and we can afford to. So he doesn't walk out of there with one hundred thousand dollars in debt. So that's what we're working at our level. But I can totally see, and I'm not surprised that parents are doing things like this. Here's the things that surprised me. With Laurie Laughlin and her husband and their daughters. She's been about four hundred thousand dollars. It sounds like from what I've read to get them into USC through this guy. She's she's she's not famous famous. Right. She's on the hallmark channel things like that. But she's famous. You would think if you've got four hundred thousand span you could go to the school and the admissions process, and what do we need to do to get in where their have to be better? Oh god. We'd really love them to be here. We'd support the school and tell them things like that. If you're spending four hundred grand, I'm guessing USC likes that. You know what? I mean. It's it's very surprising. In other words, do it above board? Well, do it the legally. Yeah. About border. Well, it's not really above board either to pay your way in right? If you're going to a school and say, look, you know, our kid gets in we'd love to support your school in any way. We can here's four hundred thousand how do you think you can use it? I know that still buying your way into a school, but it's legal at least I. Legal or not legal. It's still it's still wrong. But it's the kid who's being admitted not the money, but it's been done forever. I know it's been done forever. Because you're right colleges. Universities cannot continue to grow an offer the resources that students need with the amount of money that they get intuitions and what state aid. There is just no way a cost you're operating a small city. Well, it depends on the school some cause some schools have billion dollar endowments. But that came from money that either graduates gave back those who became successful parents who bought their way or the parents who bought their way in. With Felicity Huffman, especially like her and William H Macy like Lori Lachlan. Okay. Be list hallmark, William H Macy, Felicity Huffman. The these are Oscar-nominated actors. You would think USC would want to work with somebody like that. Right. They'd want them to be part of whatever. From what I've read it sounded like for them. They're sounded like the daughter was really getting a bad SAT score and needed help there. So her score suddenly shoots up four hundred points. All right now. Wait a minute. All right, two things two things one. If their SAT score is not stellar then let them go apply at a school. That will accept it point to. How come there were no red flags? No news stories about her SAT score shooting up four hundred points. If you remember back about six months ago. There was an African American female African American high school student. Who retook the test? I'm trying to remember the details on this. It's like she had an okay, I think was the ACT score had an okay T. And then the next time. She took the score went through the roof did marvellously better and applied and the school refused. Her. Because they didn't believe that. She took the test. They didn't believe that. She could have gotten such a higher score. It was it was a news story. So why doesn't Macy's kid? Suddenly get a new story about oh, wait a minute. We we don't believe that you got the score. Let's look into this. What happened? Well, I don't know in that particular case because it might have also been that she was being recruited the crew or whatever, you know, there are layers to this thing doesn't matter. It's admittance. You don't get admitted unless you've passed the test you've meet their minimum requirements to get in. And even then it's not guaranteed because they have certain number of spots open. I understand all right. But Secondly, coach recruiting you that opens up his spot for you. Not necessarily because then you need scholarship money, and they only whole recruit you don't need scholarship money for some things they in this story. This is how this worked Raj with these sports that are not scholarship sports like crew, right, right? If the coaches recruiting this per se in says, oh, I really want them to be able to get in because we'd like them to be on this team. Then suddenly they get in because the school. Let's them in for the coach, but you still have to be academically able to handle the coursework yet there. And that's the interesting thing, and I want to hear more about because I haven't heard how are these kids doing in school? I'd like to see a story. Maybe it's out there. Name haven't found it and how all these kids have done while they've been in school. Are they handling just fine? Are they struggling, you know, the Laurie Lachlan thing is interesting because the one daughter who's like an internet star has media following you know, she's doing ads from school and stuff like that. And she's had tweeted stuff influence her. He's an influence her. And she tweeted. About how she's not really there for school. She's there for game day for parties. And I wonder how she was doing school apparently both of her daughters. Now are dropping out of USC that apparently the day that Lori was taken into custody. Her daughter was on a boat of one of the USC trustees crazy like that. Well, here's the other thing. You know, how the students are getting in when parents pay off people, and or whatever the and I'm not saying every student, but some obviously enough to foul these court cases. And again going on for decades is that there are students who coaches want that academics want that are prestigious names because there may be money down the road that may be you know, an endowment or something. And they're going to be successful in school, wink, wink, nudge, nudge, catch my drift. Well, these kids it sounded like the helpless just to get them there. So they might have faced a little more reality. But I just wonder house, Felicity Huffman Zaatar doing in in school, and how is Laurie Lachlan south how we're their grades. I I I don't know if that will ever come out, but I'd love to see stories about, you know. Yeah, they had to buy their way in. But then they were fine. Once they got there or boy, they really struggled, and they shouldn't have been there. They they really bought their way in. But but again, I don't think we're going to know the troop picture of that. Because if they could buy their way in it's kind of like, you think they kept get funneling some money. Yeah. And and you know to hire someone to do the homework form you do this. You do that. What was the what was the movie back to school? Rodney danger Rondi Dangerfield hiring like the greatest minds in the world. Right. The kids papers come on. I think was in that. Yes. Tame her shrew. I love that was a good movie. Yeah. Triple lindy. Yep. But that's that's that's a perfect example of it. Yes. The father wants the kid to do. Well, he takes pride in the family represents the father, and how the father is dug himself out from the basement to be successful and stuff, and I can understand. But the kid didn't want to be in school. Well in that situation. We don't know about these kids was to go to USC. Here's the thing. Roger don't forget..
"bobby kennedy" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Lessons. You learned. We come together to honor the sacrifices today. But we also know that the only way we could honor the work that was done before us is recommitting ourselves to it. Now tell you what the challenges we face people wanna make it just about the people the highest offices of the land, people traffic and hatred people from offices that can't even condemn Nazis or white supremacists. People wanna point fingers and forget the lesson of king that what we must repent for is not just a vitriolic words and violent actions of the bad people. But the appalling silence and inaction of the good people. Bobby Kennedy said. That it is violence. Violence of indifference and inaction is what threatens our country. We have become a nation that is to adjusted to injustice to content with the suffering of our neighbors a nation that is divided against ourselves. People have common values and common ideals and common. Pain. Have lost a sense of common purpose. We have a pitiful politics now that pits American against American we failed to honor the Cree of our country. This ideal of E pluribus wounded we failed honor the declaration of independence ended. With those words that we must mutually pledged to each other our lives our fortunes, and our sacred honor turn on the TV and tell me where you see in the sacred. We are failing today to follow in the footsteps of the foot soldiers who brought us thus far on the way who called us to lift every voice and sang who from the sanctuary began to form a more beloved.
"bobby kennedy" Discussed on The View
"And I think it's the problem with hiring family and the government. I think it's one of the things, you know, we have a law against depotism that got passed a long time ago after Bobby Kennedy was the attorney general I would never hire any my family into governmental position where I was in charge because they might screw something up some day where I have to fire them. And then when you fire them, it's tough to sit with them a thanksgiving, you know, and around the nepotism, they got they got a legal opinion that got them around it. And so forget about the legality of choice. It's just it's smart. That's it. I mean. With everything. Listen, you, you know, and by the way, over the course of time in both parties, there have been leaders that have sat in the White House that incredibly stupid things right selfish things that their party put up with right because you have one president out of time and that president if he's of your party is the leader of that party country over party. We've seen examples example over time where that isn't the way it works. And so. I went after that well women's big crimes big big crimes on tape. We'll we'll be more with Chris Christie when we come back. Right. Back with Chris Christie. I'm question for you. If Donald Trump called you today and offer you a position with the administration, which you take it. He's offered me six positions all of which I've said no to. Because I didn't like the jobs you offer me. And I didn't wanna do it. What kind of job would you accept? I told him way back when I endorsed him. And he said, well if I win what do you want to do? I said there's only two jobs I'm interested in vice president or attorney general, and I sit in those with the two jobs that would take otherwise I'm not interested in coming to Washington doing anything else. He saw from me secretary of labor twice secretary of homeland security special assistant to the president ambassador to Italy ambassador. Now, I. I've got two kids in high school. And if I went to them and said, hey, guess what? Great news. We're all moving editing and you're coming to new high school in Italy. Yeah. It wasn't work. My parents have been he went to Russia who right? Yeah. It's so offered me those jobs. They said no because I'm not interested in. I got plenty of titles. Sunny, governor US attorney, I'm husband and father. I don't need any more titles. If it was something that I felt I could really do. Well, and that I was willing to be totally put myself into I would do it for the country. But he has an offering me anything that I'm interested in doing. So I've said no yesterday you turn some heads. When you said that if if you had run against Obama Obama in twenty twelve it would have been a quote unquote jump ball, which I guess it would have been even Steven right? Well, what I what I meant by jump. Was it would've been close? And in the race with Romney was close tweet. It went beserk You you. lose. Like central went for Cirque. I mean like he didn't get delusion on. I know. I know I respectfully don't think I'm doing. But the fact is that if my view is if Mitt Romney got close. Yeah. I would have definitely gotten close you think. Yeah. I did..
Michael Skakel case: Court throws out conviction of Kennedy cousin
"Three two nasa space rocket is on its way to mars by the mars lander had a successful launch this morning from vandenberg air force base in california the lander lifted off on an atlas rocket and will land on mars in november once there it will drill beneath the surface and study the planet's interior a seismometers on the lander will measure mars quakes and a radio will transmit the lenders position to earth as mars wobbles on its axis in a stunning reversal the connecticut supreme court on friday overturned kennedy cousin michael skakel murder conviction in the nineteen seventy five bludgeoning death of a girl in greenwich connecticut the court ordered a new trial cbs's tony dokoupil has details forty three years ago fifteen year old martha moxley a popular teenager in greenwich connecticut was found beaten to death by someone wielding a golf club her then fifteen year old neighbor michael skakel was found guilty of murder but a court vacated the conviction because of allegedly shoddy work by skakel's lawyer mickey sherman skakel in his supporters claimed sherman ignored a possible witness in his original trial fifteen years ago a witness would have confirmed his alibi skakel's cousin bobby kennedy junior has stood by him through the years he's innocent i know he's innocent moxley's family says they're still considering next steps it's unclear if the prosecutors in the case will retry skakel after more than forty years new charges are added to the.