40 Burst results for "Buddy"
Mike Agugliaro Talks Jealousy, Envy, and the Dangerous Game of Comparison
"Got a privilege to have Mike Agigliaro here with us today, and Mike owns a few companies. He owns the Food All Group, and he also owns Business Forge, which he'll probably talk a little bit about both as we do our podcast today. But Mike, I know you've been in the business, you've been in the heating and air and plumbing business, and you've purchased a few, you've sold a few, so you've definitely been in the industry quite a while, which we'll talk about. But we were on Facebook the other day, several weeks ago, and something came up about a subject about jealousy and envy. And I mentioned something, and that's kind of how we started talking. But, you know, jealous and envy has been around since Adam and Eve. I mean, that's what happened in the garden. Cain and Abel were jealous of each other, the first two kids from Adam and Eve. And as business owners, it's really easy to get our eyes off what we do every day and start looking at other companies, which I advise not to. But what is your opinion on that? What does it do for the business owner, the company, and everything like that when we start doing that? Yeah, well, I used to tell people the most dangerous thing is Facebook because it created this comparison effect. And the comparison effect is when you think someone else has something that you should have. And I think it's, you know, if people don't know how to control it, what they do is they have this, they live within this fantasy of seeing people, right? You see people, it's back. If I do a post about something about, you know, life by design or compelling your life to go to the next level or connecting deep in your relationship, I get two or three. And I think people have this kind of fascination to what they don't have because they're stuck in this wanting to have this emotional, immediate gratification, right? It's probably like we all have a buddy bought a boat, real excited, tells everybody about the boat. He's buying the boat. He has the boat six months later. No one cares. No one even knows about the boat. No more. It sits, it's growing weeds. He don't clean it no more. And his wife can't wait to get it out of the, out of the backyard and scaling companies. If we go into it, you deal with this, you deal with this a lot with people looking at you and right away, they want to say, you know, if you're a big company, you must be a thief. That's what I dealt with all the time. Right. And it's, and I don't know why, I really don't understand that, but it's human nature a lot of times because when you're achieving and you're making things happen, I often say you're a moving target and you've, but the best way to keep from being shot is to keep moving upward. So, you know, what harm, what harm does jealousy and envy cause for the business owner? Yeah. Well, people become very, you know, first off they become this whole jealousy and, and goes into this world of judgmental, right. And, and, and cast, casting judgments on what they think is true versus not true. And, and when I scaled, I built a company called CEO Warrior. I built that company which was to help the plumbers, HVAC, electricians, pest control people. And I built it to show them a different way, a different way of thinking. I don't know about you, Greg, but like, if I can get people to just change their framing in their mind, I can easily teach them marketing sales and operations. Like that's just a, that's a basic functions of a company, but to get people to think different. So when I started working with, you know, smaller companies now they scaled so many of them scaled, I mean, 50, over 50 companies that I worked with before I exited the company, sold in the last 30 months and became, and 90 % of them became deck of millionaires. I used to tell people, tell me how you, how do you act when you're in the office? And what they do is they, they, and this goes to the point of jealousy. There's oh, so and so around the corner, they got 50 trucks. And the reason they do that is because they charge too much and they, they pressure sales people. And, but it wasn't true. I'm not saying it's not true for any company, but it wasn't true. They just needed to, what is it? They were casting these stones, right? And I said, well, what about this? What about if we shift our framing just a little bit? And instead of looking at them at their, their bad and they're doing things wrong, why don't we ask them what they're doing?
Fresh update on "buddy" discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"Bad people. A win. But you know who did? Let's continue. Where's my list? Robert Alderholt. Aderholt from Alabama wants to lose. Rick Allen from Georgia wants to lose. Mark Amadel from Nevada. Kelly Armstrong from North Dakota. Hear that on the Flag Radio Network? Kelly Armstrong feels good about his vote. Wants him gone. Unbelievable. Don Bacon, Nebraska. Troy Balderson from Ohio. Andy Barr from Kentucky. Cliff Bents from Oregon. Jack Bergman from Michigan. Stephanie Bice from Oklahoma. Ken Buck. Oh, Ken Buck. I'll tell you, you want to talk about blackmail. That guy's being blackmailed. Larry Boushcon from Indiana. Michael Burgess from Texas. Ken Calvert from California. Mike Carey from Ohio. Earl Buddy Carter from Georgia. Lori Chavez-Derimer from Oregon. Juan Siskamani from Arizona. Tom Cole from Oklahoma. And, of course, Mr. Comer, as I've mentioned before. You know that there were eight Republicans that sided together to not impeach Mayorkas? Patrick McHenry from North Carolina. Tom McClintock from California. John Duarte from California. Virginia Fox from North Carolina. Darrell Issa from California. Cliff Bents from Oregon. Ken Buck and Mike Turner. So, no impeachment of Mayorkas, no impeachment of Merrick Garland, no impeachment of Joe Biden, but an expulsion of one of your own Republican colleagues. No impeachment of Christopher Wray. By the way, we couldn't even get Marjorie Taylor-Greene's provision to censure Rashida Tlaib. And yet, Republicans are so excited to go after George Santos. Again, George Santos, he's a clown. I just want to make sure everyone is clear about that, okay? But we're in the midst of a bitter struggle for our Republic, and our margin is this big. And this is what they spend their priorities on? Yes. So let me tell you a funny story. So we do this at Turning Point Action, where we prepare, we do a scorecard. If you guys don't know, you guys can see all of your members of Congress, how they have voted. I think we have the best scorecard out there. We should talk about it more often. We should get Tyler on the show next week. It's tpaction.com, you can look at our scorecard, tpaction.com slash scorecard. So we are going through, because you have to have a certain vote total, because we tally all your votes, to even be considered for an endorsement from Turning Point Action, which I believe is a very important endorsement, right? Tons of grassroots activists, a lot of muscle, hardest working people in the movement. You guys know the power of Turning Point. Glory be to God of how much he has blessed us. And so we are sitting in our room, just looking at the data, right? All personal bias aside, because we don't want any personal bias to come into our endorsements, and we have a whole committee, and we have to do votes, and very, very procedural, right? But even to make the vote to be able to be endorsed, you have to have a certain threshold, okay? And so we're going through it, and I was like, this can't be, right? And we have a picture of it, I said, who got a 96 lifetime score? And again, it's just the numbers. It doesn't deal with any convictions or any of that stuff, or convictions or indictments. George Santos is one of the best records of voting in the last 12 months of any member of Congress.
A highlight from The Mike and Mark Davis Daily Chat - 11/14/23
"Lots of channels. Nothing to watch. Especially if you're searching for the truth. It's time to interrupt your regularly scheduled programs with something actually worth watching. Salem News Channel. Straightforward, unfiltered, with in -depth insight and analysis from the greatest collection of conservative minds. Like Hugh Hewitt, Mike Gallagher, Sebastian Gorka, and more. Find truth. Watch 24 -7 on SNC .TV and on Local Now, Channel 525. 738 on this Tuesday, the 14th day of November. Lots of Texas political news. But I did get a chance to spend a moment there in the opening half hour saying that I grow weary of the moral fog. In fact, on Twitter just a couple of moments ago, in these fractured times, I'm glad to give a Democrat some credit. Democrat Senator Chris Coons, who is right on Israel, was confronted by this stooge pro -Hamas activist on a train who badgered him. Why not a ceasefire? Why not a ceasefire? Sometimes moral clarity is something that needs to be delivered in a certain fashion. I'd like to think I have it intellectually and conceptually. My buddy Mike Gallagher joins us, who had an experience yesterday that will bring that kind of clarity in the harshest but necessary terms. I just can't wait to see how this day went. It had to be amazing and I'm just so glad you're here and the floor is yours. And tell everybody what you got a chance to do yesterday. Well, it was something that no one would want to see. It was pretty brutal. It was worse than I thought it was going to be. Israel put together a 45 -minute sort of a collection of video and audio and still photographs. They were videos from the terrorists' GoPros and their cell phones. There were closed -circuit videos and there were audio intercepts. They got audio recordings of the terrorists calling their families. The IDF was able to tap into some of these calls where they were calling their parents excitedly, saying, I just killed 10 Jews with my bare hands, Mom. Your son is a hero. Your son is a hero, Aloha Akbar. And they're all joyful and ecstatic. A couple of takeaways. When you watch the brutality of the violence that they inflicted on these innocent men, women, children, elderly people, there are a couple of things that really stand out. Number one, the ecstasy and the joy that the Hamas terrorists experienced as they were killing people, including little babies in little onesies and little daisy outfits and cute little kids covered in blood, slaughtered brutally. And they were absolutely euphoric, Mark. That's the only word to use. It was ecstatic for them. They had such a joy. And I kept telling myself, there's no way they think that Jews are human. There's no way that they regard them as human beings. You couldn't do that to another human being and have that kind of satisfaction. I mean, let's face it. When you think about crime in America or crimes of passion or murders or robberies or whatever, what have you, normal people don't have euphoria when they cut somebody's head off. They don't get joyful and they don't call their moms and brag about it and say, look what I did. Look what I did. So number one, that's one of the big takeaways. And the other thing I kept thinking about, and it was a somber mood. It was at the Israeli embassy. There were a number of some media people there, some pastors. It was a gathering from the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews who we worked with closely right after the terror attack of October the 7th. About 60 people in the room, maybe 70. It was very somber. It was very well done. But as you can imagine, there were tears. There was crying. There was weeping. One pastor in front of me, in fact, he happens to be a pastor from Sarasota, not far from where I'm at right now. When it was over, he kind of flung himself down onto the ground and laid across the stage and was laying on his belly just heaving, just crying and sobbing. I mean, you're looking right at the face of the devil. You're looking at evil with this. And I kept thinking, Mark, how I wish the people marching at Columbia and Harvard and in Austin, how I wish they could see this video. From the river to the sea, you proud now? You proud now? I mean, you know, the one pastor, I spent some time, I pulled double duty after the show and then I did the screening at this embassy. And then I was asked to do an afternoon show for WAVA, which is a huge Christian teaching and talk station. Over in Arlington, yeah. Yep, the Arlington. And so Don Crow has been out on a medical leave and they asked me to fill in for him. And I had with me Bishop Lanier, who is the chairman of the board of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, as a very profound speaker, very eloquent, very, you know, just a great orator and a great man of the cloth. And he said, look, I don't think we're going to change their minds. We need to change our minds. We need to change what we say from the pulpit. We've got to stop the equivocation. Well, it's two sides here. People are dying on both sides. That is both -sides -ism of the worst possible stripe. It really is, Mark. And I just want to reiterate that because I don't know that Israel, listen, if Israel was guilty of any of the stuff that I saw yesterday, that I experienced, and again, I'm not trying to be melodramatic. It's one of the most painful things I've ever, ever encountered. I mean, and I'll spare you gory details. You can imagine how bad it was. I mean, you already have seen some of it, you know, lining up on the streets and just shooting into cars of innocent passengers trying to drive down the street. But there was one scene in particular that got to me the most. I do want to share it with you. There was a father alone with his sons. The mother was gone, and it was in the kibbutz. They did a horrible massacre in this kibbutz, which is like a Jewish religious holy neighborhood, you know. But they're beautiful little homes. I mean, oh, their homes were so cute and decorated and, you know, plants on the porches and everything. And they were meticulously taken care of. So here's this father in the house, and it's all captured on the family's closed -circuit video. So they had like a ring system all throughout the house and outside, and it was all captured. So the father is with these two boys. I would guess the one little boy was about seven or eight. The other one was probably 11 or 12. And the little boys were in their underwear. And the shots ring out, and the father, they're all terrified, and the father desperately tries to protect his children. He scoops them both up, and they run into the backyard, and they go into a little shed that's in the backyard. It looked like a little gardening shed. And you see a Hamas terrorist come around the corner and casually pull the pit off of a grenade and throw the grenade in the shed. And it blows up, and the father immediately slumps out of the shed dead. You could tell he's instantly dead. But the two little boys are alive, and they come running out in their underwear. The one boy, you can see it looks like his eye is missing. He is terrified. The two little boys are crying, Daddy, Daddy, Mommy, Mommy. They go into the kitchen. Now the closed -circuit video picks them up in the kitchen where they're talking to each other. And they said to each other, and it's all translated, of course, and they said, Is this real? Is this real? I think we're going to die. Daddy died. Daddy died. Where's Mommy? Where's Mommy? And then the one little boy turns to his brother, his little brother, and says, Can you see out of that eye? He says, No, I can't. And he looks at him, and you can see that it looks like his whole side of his face was injured from the grenade. And he says, You can't? You can't? You can't see? He goes, No, I can't see anything out of my eye. And the little boys are crying, and they're calling for their Mommy. And then the closed -circuit shifts back to the backyard where a kibbutz security guard, actually two security guards, have escorted the mother to the property. She had been away. So they take her to the back of the shed where her dead husband is laying. She is now in anguish and screaming and collapsing and screaming, Where are my boys? Where are my boys? At the same time, the two boys, they run out of the house in the front, trying to escape. And Lord knows what fate they met. I don't have a whole lot of high hope that they made it. And I'd like to look into that. I'm going to follow up with my friends at the fellowship to see if those boys were reunited with their mother. But that's the human suffering that I wish people who seem to dehumanize Jews would see. It was eye -opening. I'm glad I did it. I'm honored that I did it. I'm glad you did, too. I'm so glad. But it was awful. And I wouldn't want anybody to see it. For people who – and sometimes you can hear people in your headphones and hear people driving around. And I want to give a voice to people saying we could show a horrible video of a Palestinian child to whom something terrible has happened, and that is undeniably true.
Fresh update on "buddy" discussed on The Café Bitcoin Podcast
"Dom, you're cracking me up, man. Yeah, you don't, you don't want to have too many things, too many good things happen when you're in Vegas. Yeah, a couple drinks, he's sitting at the Blackjack table and all of a sudden you're looking, you're like, okay, let's, let's, let's go a little wild here. Have you, have you paid your entry yet, Dom? Okay, just shut up, Dom. When you pay your entry, you can come on here and, and talk about the poker tournament as much as you want, okay? But until then, we're talking about, we're talking about the ETF, buddy. Listen, if I pay my entry, that bumps you from 99th place to 100th, so you should hope I don't, don't pay an entry. Uh, James Diefert, who's a Bloomberg, uh, reporter, um, he is also saying there's a 90, 90% chance that the ETF is approved in the January 5th to 10th window. To me, it's, uh, it's been saying that for a while, but yeah, yeah, I don't, it's just, it's not that much news that Grayscale's meeting with the SEC because the courts literally basically told them they had to do that. Um, but it is interesting that they're like meeting with BlackRock and these other ETF issuers. Um, that's interesting to me. I mean, doesn't that kind of signal what a lot of people have said, which is that they're going to want to approve multiple at the same time when they eventually do? Is that how you should read that? Yeah, that makes sense to me. That'd be very arbitrary to pick one. And so it would make sense to approve a batch for a bunch. Then you would be in the situation where there'd be a competition between the ETFs, which is what you see in other, you know, gold mining ETFs, for instance, or gold ETFs. They offer different perks to try to attract customers, whether that's changing the fees. Um, certain gold ETFs allows, um, customers to redeem real physical gold while others don't. So maybe one day we'll see ETFs that allow big self custody, like, you know, but I think a competition is good if they approve a bunch at once. For those that are tracking the technicals or playing racquetball with Larry Fink, Terrence, I'm talking about you. Is there anything standing in the way technically of a mass approval across the board early, other than I know there's the comment periods that were pushed back and I know that it's extremely unlikely that they do that, but is there any technical, I mean, could the SEC theoretically next week just say, yeah, they're all approved? I think so, but that's like saying, um, well, America suddenly have zero Christians by end of the years. It's theoretically possible and not going to happen. I don't see it happening.
Multi-Platinum Artist John Rich Releases "The Man"
"Is some good stuff, isn't it? You know him, you love him. He's a good friend to the show and a great friend to this country, the conservative movement. Country singer John Rich from Big and Rich and he had a great solo career himself. John, welcome back to the show. So good to have you. I love, love, love that song. It's called The Man. I heard it when we did our show for your album. Tell us about the song. You're launching it. You just had a big event with our buddy Cat Turd, by the way. You got so much Tell us about the song. Man, thanks for having me on, Dan, and for always having my back. As know, you I'm an independent guy, so I have no no big companies that I work with on my music. I'm just me and a guitar and the people, and that's it. This song is about my granddaddy who fought in World War II. But the broader message is it's about your grandfather, your father, all the people in your family. We all have those pictures that hang on the walls of our homes that we've seen our entire lives that are of our predecessors, the ones that went out and saved the world, saved our country and saved the rest of the world, too. And I just thought it was time to put the song out and remind people of what true American greatness really looks like, what it is really all about and what Americans are capable of doing. have And they the spirit and the drive to do it. And that's what the song is about, the man. I hope everybody that hears it remembers
Fresh update on "buddy" discussed on Bloomberg Markets
"Of a percent. And the Nasdaq 100 right now 83 points lower. That is down half a percent. And the data today, ISM the measure of factory activity shrinking for a 13th straight month in November. High interest rates continue to hammer the goods producing side of the economy. We check the markets for all you day long right here on Bloomberg Radio. I'm John Tucker. That is your Bloomberg Business Flash. Molly and Paul. John Tucker thank you so much. We appreciate John. You're a Rutgers fan I know. I do write a check to Rutgers every quarter. You know we've been talking about UCLA and USC joining the Big Ten. And I was joking. Are the kids going to come from... Yes, they are. Los Angeles to travel to play in Piscataway, New Jersey. I just got a text from a buddy of mine who's a UCLA graduate. He says I'm
A highlight from Ed Sullivan with the DJI Osmo Pocket 3 and Jackery Batteries for a Mobile Podcast Studio Setup HGG590
"This is the Average Guy Network and you have found Home Gadget Geeks Show No. 590 with guest Ed Sullivan, recorded on November 9, 2023. Here on Home Gadget Geeks we cover all the favorite tech gadgets that find their way into home news, reviews, product updates and conversations, all for the average tech tech. I'm your host, Jim Collison, broadcasting live from the Average Guy Network TV studios. It's gonna be a beautiful Bellevue, Nebraska. The weather is just, I was looking for the next 10 days. And it's like 60s during the day and 40s at night. Couldn't ask for more. And Ed, so some of that weather's coming your direction as well. Jim Sullivan, Jr.: I hope so. We, we had our first mixed precipitation last night, kind of freezing rain, snow. Yeah. Jim Collison, Jr.: You have to get a little bit of that out of the way. And then the good weather comes back for, everybody complains, right? They're like, Where did fall go? And you're like, Have you not been watching the last, you know, 17 weeks? But of course, we'll post this show with some pretty great show notes that Ed has put together. Everything we talk about tonight, for the most part, we'll have a link and a lot of gear conversation tonight. So check out the show notes out at theaverageguy .tv. Big thanks to our Patreon subscribers. And we picked up a couple this month, which I appreciate. If you guys want to join the team, jump out there. We have a $5 plan, easy to get in. You don't get anything for it except supporting me. I mean, I want to be real with you. Like I do have a, I do have a little, a badge, a little 3D -printed badge I can send you if you want, and you're in the United States, and it's convenient. But if you want to do that, check it out, The Average Guy. Ed, I'm not selling my Patreon subscription. Ed - Alaska P I'm already a Patreon member. Jim Collison, Jr.: Yeah. Thank you. Thank you. Thanks for doing that. I'm not signing up again. You should just know that. Just the one. Well, I mean, two is better than one. So check it out today, theaverageguy .tv slash Patreon. And a big thanks to those of you. A couple of you have joined in recently. And then big thanks last week, a little bit of a show where I spent some time updating you on some things that's going on in my life. And, and I got some emails back from you. Always nice to hear from everybody. And so I appreciate your emails. Not too late, if you want to send me an email or theaverageguy .tv. And I always appreciate you guys. You've heard them already about my buddy from Boston. Ed Sullivan is back. Ed, great to have you on, and welcome to Home Gadget Geeks. Ed - Alaska P Well, it's great to be back here. And yeah, I think you and I had been chatting about my experience for the people who aren't aware. I produce a podcast called The Cigar Authority. And normally we do that in, Jim, I would say it's about as professional a looking studio as anything out there. You know, the host of the podcast, Dave Garofalo, just decided he wanted his studio to look like a TV newsroom.
Fresh "Buddy" from Bloomberg Surveillance
"Sleepy. All right. Let's go. Thank you. On a serious note, to Dan's point, and you went there. It's BYD. It's Neo. That's the real competition here. Can Ford and GM really even get in the game? Can they actually get in the game? Well, which game, right? And I think that that's really the key, because they can get in the game of offering a vehicle that people would have otherwise bought that was a fossil fuel burning vehicle that was electric. If they offer a similar price kind point, of it economically works out to be less because there are the charging stations. It is a different than audience the people who out go and proactively seek out a Tesla. This was great. Dan, it's good to see you. Yeah, great to be here. Thank you, buddy. Thank you. In the next hour on Bloomberg TV, Jay Pulaski, TPW, Mike Schumacher, Wells Fargo, Savita Subramaniam of B .O .A., Savita Subramaniam of 5K on the S &P 500 next year from New York. This is Bloomberg. And I'm Mike Schumacher. And Wells Fargo proud of you. Thank you. What are the tools we need to build a more resilient future? Find out in the next episode of the Risk Opportunity, a series brought to you by Bloomberg Media . advisors, Financial are you looking to add or switch custodians? Are you going independent? Interactive Brokers provides lowest cost trading and turnkey custody solutions for all size firms. Trade globally from a single integrated master account with no ticket charges, no custody fees, no minimums and no tech platform or reporting fees. Plus, IBKR has no advisory team or prop trading group to compete with you for your clients. Switch to the custody solutions that for work you at IBKR .com slash RIA. When you get your news from Bloomberg, you don't just get the story, you get the story behind the story. How your EV's battery not may be as green as it seems. Why a decrease in global birth rates could send countries scrambling to increase immigration. You get context. Context changes how you see things, how you change things, because context changes everything. Go to Bloomberg for it. We've announced supply agreements with General Motors, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lucid and with others. Raising capital as a relatively small
A highlight from Tucker Carlson for Vice President?
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Charlie what you've done is incredible here. Maybe Charlie Kirk is on the college campus. I want you to know we are lucky to have Charlie Kirk. Charlie Kirk's running the White House folks. I want to thank Charlie. He's an incredible guy. His spirit, his love of this country. He's done an amazing job building one of the most powerful youth organizations ever created. Turning Point USA. We will not embrace the ideas that have destroyed countries, destroyed lives and we are going to fight for freedom on campuses across the country. That's why we are here. Brought to you by the loan experts I trust Andrew and Todd at Sierra Pacific Mortgage at andrewandtodd .com. Joining us now is Sean Davis CEO and co -founder of The Federalist. Sean I'm tired of losing. I'm sick of losing. I'm a big football fan. It's my weakness. I know I get a lot of hate mail for it. Oh it's woke. I don't care and one of the things about football is if you lose you get fired. At the RNC though if you lose you remain. Explain this to me Sean. I don't know it seems like that's almost a fact of politics anymore. Is it the watching these debates for example. Why on earth are people who hate us and hate people who read us and follow us and hate what we believe. Why are we letting them run these debates and attack our people. It would almost be like giving the Yankees front office the ability to interview anyone who's going to go and play for the Red Sox or like letting the Redskins and I still call them the Redskins and I always will. Letting the Redskins coach like pick who's going to play for the Cowboys. It's so dumb and yet we seem to do it debate after debate and year after year and I simply don't understand it at all. Yeah and so I want to play a piece of tape here. So Ronna McRomney was asked about her involvement in Virginia and it's always deflection. It's blaming other side and Larry O 'Connor who's a total superstar. I really like Larry. He's been in the movement for quite some time. He's so calmly and beautifully asked this question was like hey why wasn't the RNC more involved. His reaction afterwards is just epic. So let's play this piece of tape here. It's always somebody else's fault. It's never the national party's fault. Play cut 155. You don't let people lie about you and let it not let it go unanswered. Let it go unanswered and our candidates have got to do this. You can walk and chew gum at the same time. You can go and say this is where I stand. The Democrats are lying and now let's talk about crime, schools, border, fentanyl, and national security. I just want to clarify one quick thing though. The RNC had no involvement in these elections in Virginia per Governor Youngkin's request. We not well we were told in the summer they didn't need us that they had all the money and they were good. So now we've learned that the Virginia GOP chair Rich Anderson says that he asked the RNC to match the Democrats with one million dollars of a late cash infusion into the state. The RNC the only excuse they have is they can't raise money but that was supposed to be an thing. honest She said well we have no money but you're not raising any money because donors don't trust you the grassroots don't trust you. Sean help me understand. Yeah you've got two jobs as a as a party leader. You raise money and you set up state -by -state infrastructure so that the party can succeed which means by the way getting out to vote and setting up get out to vote infrastructure. So your your job is to supposed to raise a truckload of money and you're supposed to set up everything so that we can match the other side match the Democrats and how they get out the vote how they do ballot chase and all that. I've seen like I don't pay attention all that much to the fundraising so I won't I won't comment on that but it's been almost four years since a completely absurd election in 2020 when the Democrats just ran circles around us in in their absentee ballot chase their mail -in chase. I haven't seen a whole lot of evidence and that in states where we really need to win like Arizona and Georgia that either the state party or the national party is doing much of anything to make sure the Dems don't run in 2024 the exact same playbook they ran against us in 2020. So I'm I'm honestly kind of befuddled I feel like I'm watching office space watching the Bob's interview the employees and thinking what would you say you do here because I can't figure it out. So moving forward here Sean let's emphasize on the NBC news thing so we're after a very disappointing night and then Lester Holt and Welker are cross -examining our candidates just I want just the most objective way you could look at it what candidate do you think separated themselves from the other and who do you think missed an opportunity at that debate? Oh I thought Hveke was awesome I love how he came right out of the gate and trashed the moderators and basically said you're a whole bunch of Russian collusion hoaxers like who do you think you are that's how you handle these moderators and and I think Newt Gingrich was the one who who provided a perfect model for this he did it in during the 2012 primary where every time he got a question in one of these debates from a total left -wing hack masquerading as a journalist he just took him to town so you know your premise is garbage you're full of crap I think you're liars and here's what I'm going to talk about instead of the uh was fantastic um it's hard for me to say who the loser was in these because they kind of feel like loser debates to me and in the first place it's like watching the kids table so um I think the whole debate thing in it in and of itself we need to have a discussion about um but but I thought Hveke and the way he handled the moderators was great and I wish every single Republican from now until forever would treat these hack propagandists the exact same way. So I totally agree and I'll just say this you know Ron DeSantis received the first question and he gave his kind of typical and by the way he's the best governor in America I want everyone to be very clear I get hate mail when I say that Ron DeSantis remains the best governor in America he's not a good presidential candidate he's running a poor campaign it's the brutal honest truth and it's hard to watch he gives this fine answer you know I'm Ron DeSantis and people can't pay for gas and bah bah bye feel your pain yeah whatever Ron how awesome you were just you it was like a t -ball you could have went right after NBC news you could have just used them as the villain and the vague kind of picked up you know the trillion dollar bill that was laying right there and he called for Rana's resignation on top of it it was Rana's resignation the RNC is a bunch of losers we have a culture of losing and NBC news you guys are the complete worst and he got the headlines honestly he got the headlines across the head you know across the board and people really appreciate it because they want a fighter so let me ask you uh kind of shifting gears here Sean Joe Manchin not running for the senate the significance of this and how should we think about a potential no labels candidacy that is bubbling up with Millard Willard Mitt Romney and Mr. Manchin yeah so I got a kick out of Manchin's press release that he put out and said you know I've accomplished what I want to do in my career and I'm very proud of what I've done and and I have hopes of doing other things buddy you're retiring and not running again because you were going to get your butt kicked because you were Joe Biden's little laugh dog when you were supposed to be representing uh West Virginia voters so I think we need to be honest about why he's not going to be a senator again and it's because no one in his own state likes him the people who know him best don't want him as their senator anymore and and that's why he's not going to be running again so you bring up Mitt Romney uh man they are they are birds of a feather in that thing Mitt Romney's only the only consistent thing he has done his entire career in politics is run he gets in once and then he does such a poor job that everyone in the state hates him so he can't run again so he just finds like a new state to run you know he was a one -term governor in Massachusetts he got smoked in the presidential so he decided to move to Utah and run for senate there and no one likes him there anymore because he's a jerk uh and so what does he have left to do the only thing that Joe Manchin has left to do which is avoid any actual real job and just stay in politics and find a bunch of left -leaning voters who pretend they're independent but you can bilk and make a living off of so that's what's happening with Joe Manchin and I can't take this no label stuff seriously at all it's just a grift for a bunch of idiots who are hated by the left and hated by the right don't want to get a real job and have no home to go to go back to by the way Federalist you guys do great work it's really amazing just 30 seconds rip on the Federalist how are things going there you guys are one of the most important outlets in the conservative movement well you're very kind to say that thank you um the Federalist is uh it's an online media publication we do a lot of fantastic commentary original reporting our editor -in -chief is Molly Hemingway who literally wrote the book on on the rigged election of 2020 we unmasked the Russia collusion hoax we unmasked the Kavanaugh rape hoax and unlike a lot of many other publications that pretend to be on the right we actually love conservatives and we we love our readers and we love our voters and we want to be their voice and make them as loud as possible so people in Washington can hear them and not vice versa Sean uh stay right there we'll get right back and everyone check out federalist .com is the federalist 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video to accompany it in a second will John Fetterman cost Joe Biden the election divisions among democrats over Israeli -Palestinian conflict have highlighted the fault with lines in the party John Fetterman's actions are unlikely to sway the presidential election Pennsylvania however it does show that there are fault lines in the democrat party first of all I'm not a fan of John Fetterman but the guy is a master class troll every republican could take a class in how to troll like John Fetterman is basically if reddit became a U .S. senator I don't know if you saw this video but it's just you know you have this guy that looks like cyclops walking you know in a hoodie with the Israeli flag walking did you see this video on the funniest thing I've ever seen and all these people are getting arrested honestly I respect that level of game and this his base he's trolling so Sean you know let's broaden this a little bit outside of just Fetterman doing the trolling is this which is um the fault lines the democrat party over Israel the Palestine issue I don't want to overplay this I think this is the most divided I've seen the democrats in recent memory am I right on saying that Sean I think you are and I think it explains why the institutional left why Joe Biden and the party leadership uh walk on eggshells on this issue which really shouldn't be a difficult issue um you know people shouldn't be rolling into Israel and murdering babies and raping people and filming it and bragging about it that's bad I feel like anyone who has a soul understands that's bad but unfortunately there's a significant segment of the left the far left um it hates Israel hates Jews and when they see party leadership uh like Joe Biden and anyone else uh say common sense things uh about Israel they lose their minds and that that explains everything about why the democrats are handling this as poorly as they are is it Joe Biden is terrified that he's going to lose the presidential election because he's going to lose Michigan because he's going to lose Dearborn Michigan that's that big thing explained everything it's everything that's going on it has nothing to do with principle they're just scared about what their loony left is going to do to them if they don't kowtow to Hamas yeah and it's just but also beyond that Sean there are radicalized white liberals that care about the Gaza issue as well it's not just the Muslim vote right this could impact on their college campus enthusiasm and you play that in with some Jill Stein Cornell West I mean there are serious fault lines in this forced democrat coalition oh absolutely the the hardcore uh white left uh is is every bit as anti -semitic as the uh the bread by the way in in left wing run universities who view the entire world through this oppressor oppressed colonialist victim uh perspective and so yeah your your most rabid anti -semites often on college campuses are these hardcore left -wing white radicals it's totally bizarre but if you watch the media you watch the media the only anti -semites on earth are on the right which is absurd if you have eyes and ears and a brain because it's clearly concentrated on the left final question Sean your just gut reaction Tucker Carlson vice president for Donald Trump I love it I love Tucker uh I think it'd be great it'd be great for America um he's one of the only people who who says all the things that we all think but aren't allowed to say he actually comes out and says it and uh I love him I think it'd be awesome I think we would win especially in a multi -candidate race we're gonna keep on building it out Sean thanks so much appreciate it thank you sir nobody Tucker is better in front of the camera than Tucker you're not gonna outwit him could you just imagine Tucker in a debate Tucker versus Cami Kamala Harris versus Tucker Tucker is ridiculously alert he's been harassed constantly and in an internet age as Joe Rogan famously said Tucker Carlson was built for the internet no personal scandals his laugh alone we know this at Turning Point USA you can you could fill up a room if you just announced Tucker so let's pretend Trump has to go to Fulton County and Jack Smith and he's tied up in all this court stuff wouldn't it make sense to have a vice president who could draw big crowds and draw media attention especially in a multi -candidate race everybody you want to win younger voters especially younger men Tucker Carlson you would win early 30 -somethings you would win the Rogan bros you would win the Andrew Tate people and honestly I think you'd win a lot of suburban women a lot of moms like Tucker they really do Tucker's smart he's well before I'll use it again the more he's attacked the stronger he gets they've tried to take Tucker out every possible way the government spied on him illegally Tucker doesn't care he's in a political moment that we're in doesn't that make sense I want to tell you about the Herzog Foundation we are partnering with 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legend Benny Johnson Benny is best known by hosting a legend you are a legend no no no I don't just I just don't throw praise unless it's earned okay I got to tell the whole story here and we'll get through it and Benny of course hosts the Benny show he's amazing we've done some really fun stuff at Turning Point USA and continue to and so but he's best he will be best when known the history books are written for being a debate coach so here I am about to take the stage at Freedom Night our Turning Point USA event and my phone is lighting up Vivek goes after the RNC Vivek goes I say what is going on because here I kind of put in the back of my mind I was like whatever you know you and Vivek were like doing somersaults off of jet skis or something you're like we're debate prepping running through the woods or I was like all right okay whatever and then as soon as I saw Vivek go after NBC News I said Benny it's Benny tell us the story Benny okay so what do I do professionally well like this has been something that I've had a tough time a question I've had a tough time answering my entire life I do pattern recognition and energy energy right like where is the base what is our energy what are the what are the patterns of the things that we hate the very most well we we hate an RNC that doesn't listen to us we hate a Republican party that won't build the wall that won't deliver for the base that delivers election wins for the RNC it is not the RNC that wins elections it is us who gets out and votes but we also hate the corporate press and so why don't we bundle both those two things into criticism of an RNC that is siding with NBC News to host a debate and ask the questions why are these debate hosts allowed to one rig another debate against Republicans why is the RNC celebrating NBC News as a debate partner when they went with Hunter Biden's laptop disinformation Russia disinformation against President Trump kneecap President Trump's why would we allow that like how like how cucked are we and how embarrassing is it for all of us that that we have to say this is our Republican party and why doesn't Rana just resign do us all a favor and simply resign and so I all I did all I did was bring those concerns to the person who I was making a documentary with that day the vague and um you know compliments to the vague he sort of so let's absorb them and and let's show the clip here so what with it because because it really was the shot heard around the world it was one of the most viral debate moments in the history of debates because Vivek said what we were all thinking Rana has a 99 disapproval rating every base every every base member all the donors I talked to they want her gone it is it transcends economic lines state lines nobody likes her unless they're on the payroll right and yet Vivek is the only one that and then NBC News on top of it this is behind the cut one fifty four because these snooty the snooty like uh persnippity moderators to be compared to Greg Gutfeld and then it'll throw off it'll throw them off their game so bad because you'll be like you you you people are clowns to us right like our base doesn't like you and it's nothing personal it's just you've earned it right you've lied to them that's right yeah yes so why are we yep be such a broken system now I want to brag on the vague because we're going to play some more here how many times Benny how many times have you and I texted or you know said good ideas to congressmen and senators they said yeah yeah they don't listen to us credit to Vivek for also being open -minded right that's a big deal that's exactly right and also Vivek who's certainly not short of podcast bookings said why isn't Elon Musk and Joe Rogan and Tucker Carlson hosting debate why isn't Charlie Kirk hosting a debate Charlie why aren't you have you been asked by the RNC to host a debate no I have been attacked by the RNC in the last couple weeks definitely not asked to host the debate but I I'm I'm thankful to even be included in that list that's that's very sweet but no what but what would like why not I mean that's in the little that's in the documentary that we put up we put up a 30 -minute documentary about that debate preparation which really was just us having a conversation right like energy absorption like like where's the base right now what do they want to hear because as much as we want to talk about the number of naval ships and Hugh Hewitt know how many ships do we got like people are really concerned about other issues and specifically inside of the party like you shouldn't get rewarded for lying to us and that's what the Republican party just said they rewarded Kristen Welker and NBC News who lied to us for three years and kneecapped President Trump who we put in office in spite of them trying to rig the 2016 election we put President Trump in office and they destroyed arguably his first term based on a lie and they have never apologized they have never said they were wrong they they then get rewarded by our own RNC and it allows me to ask the question again and again how cucked are we if we can't say you get no debates until you apologize to our base for lying to us about the Russian collusion hoax then we really don't have a party and so it was refreshing to see somebody actually say that from the stage and then to call for Rana to resign which by the way you want to talk about moving the Overton window because I you know you know me Benny I I pick fights all the time and I've been kind of like beating the drum you know why is Rana Mcromany still in there you know in our little corner here and you know we're having fun and next thing you know boom Vivek goes on stage it's like yeah why are you in charge exactly and who are you and it was I mean now it's mainstream completely mainstream here's cut 166 Benny did a documentary with Vivek before the debate here is the conversation behind the scenes of Vivek deciding he will call for Rana to resign play cut 166.
Fresh update on "buddy" discussed on The Hair Radio Show with Kerry Hines
"You're listening to the Hair Radio Morning Show. We are making Black progress. Stay tuned. Did you know that the Hair Radio Show with Carrie Hines is the longest running radio broadcast on Hair and Beauty Talk in the world? It's a broadcasting hair industry institution. See a live guest on air and join our long list of amazing celebrities and hair and beauty industry luminaries who've all been on our show. Give our office team a call at 833-402-8882. Again, that's 833-402-8882. Or visit us online at HairRadio.com because you haven't made it until you've made it to Hair Radio. It is my great honor to bring back to the broadcast one of the original players in the HairRadio.com story, Trucker Ed. Good morning, Trucker Ed. Good morning, my buddy. Good morning. Good morning. How are you? Well, I'm doing great. One of the best things about this morning is I want the fans of the Hair Radio Morning Show to get to know all of us, the hosts, the program folks, and I think the best way to do that was to just talk to the folks who know us best. That's right. When we turn the mic off at 9 o'clock Eastern and we go about the other parts of our life and you are one of those members of my extended family. So I have to go back a little bit and we call you Trucker Ed because you've been on the show and our fans know you as Trucker Ed. Well, Ed and I go back decades. Ed, I don't even know where to begin with the Hair Radio story, but you've been there since the beginning. The beginning. Yes, I remember that. What can you share with folks about the early days? Feel free. Go ahead. Don't get so many trade secrets away. No, that's too many. Take it away. Oh, man. Yeah, I remember. I remember us back in the days, like we was in Newark and we had our, you know, it all began down there in Newark. That's right. And the Ironbound section of Newark. Yes. That's right. It really was. It was so much fun back then. And it was a third floor walk up, if I recall. It was like, I think it was the third floor, second or third floor. It was way up many steps. And I remember we were doing, we didn't start with the Hair Radio show. We were doing center stage and we would have on the celebrities like Little Susie and Local. She had a big hit record though back in the day. Yes, she did. Oh yeah. She was popular back then. Exactly. She was popular. And we, CeCe Peniston came and brought her manager. Oh, I remember that. Yes, that was the early early days. Yeah. I was able to shake her hand and everything. Oh my. Yeah. Oh yeah. You remember that? Were you at the office when she came? You're kidding. Yeah, I was there. Yeah, I was there when she came. Wow. I can't forget that. Wow. It was awesome to meet her. She was beautiful. She still is. Yes. And her manager, quite a nice fellow. And we all were, I don't know if you remember this, but they used to, we had our office on the third floor. Next to us were these guys who did the weather. That's all they did. Oh, I remember that. The radio. Yeah. So they gave me the microphone to use for CeCe Peniston's interview, her very first interview. Not the one that you guys hear now on the Hair Radio Morning show, but the very, very first time she ever did our show. And we were all huddled around one mic, literally, all huddled around one microphone. I'll never forget it. That's the beginning of Hair Radio. That was the beginning of Hair Radio. And she arrived in a big limo. Do you remember she arrived in a big limo? Oh yeah, I remember that. Yeah. That's right. Oh yeah. She was fantastic. I loved it. It was really a great time. Now, Dr. Pernice James, I want to say that I remember you were part of the How to Get Rich in the Hair business book several years ago. It's been several years at this point. But let's talk about your career. Now, what's trichology? That's a big thing out there. We always have to tell folks, because not everyone is still, even at this time, as familiar with what trichology is all about. So let's start at the beginning. Tell everybody a little bit about what trichology is all about. Absolutely. Trichology is the study of the hair and the scalp. I work very closely with women, I'm sorry, men, women, and children suffering from various hair and scalp disorders, hair loss, or just in general trying to get their hair to a healthy state. So I actually take a holistic approach to overall hair health. I see. And what does that approach include? Because when you say a holistic approach, what does that mean? A holistic approach, I'm also a psychopathic doctor. And we take, again, the holistic approach, meaning I take approach from the body system. My body has 12 different systems. So normally when someone comes in for hair loss, normally what I do is do a body scan, and what that does is it tells me exactly what body systems are out of range. So for example, a lot of my women that come in, their glandular system is out of range. Now the glandular system is the system that houses their adrenal glands, that's the system that helps them to sleep, that's the system that consists of, you know, the menopause issues stem from that particular system, a lot of your autoimmune issues. So if that system is out of range, of course, it's going to reflect in the hair. So that's what I like to do. We get to the culprit of what's actually going on versus just topically treating. So about a 97 percent of my patients that I treat have a nutritional deficiency, which of course is the major contributing factor to the hair loss. So by getting to that culprit, we're going to prevent them from, you know, spinning their wheels. It's like if someone has a circulatory system, you probably say, what does that have to do with hair loss? It has a lot to do with it because if the circulatory system is out of range, then it's going to reflect in the hair because the blood, you know, of course the circulatory system controls the blood, and if there's a blockage or inflammation in the body, the blood is flowing to the papilla. The papilla is what feeds the actual hair follicle. So again, if there's a blockage, then of course that's going to block the hair growth and cause, you know, hair loss, et cetera. So huge. You know, our body systems, that's a, you know, like I said, if it's something that's out of range, then it's going to reflect in the hair. Our hair is the barometer of our health. So pretty much if you have some type of, you know, a major health condition or if something is out of range, it's no better than that, of course. That's Dr. Pranik James, and you're listening to the all-new Hair Radio Morning Show. I'm Carrie Hines. It is Friday morning. It's 8 12 a.m. on December 1st of 2023. So we really are just getting to the point of, well for me, the Christmas holiday really kind of picks up a bit right about now. So let me get my co-host, my co-star, Michael Hopkins. He's the chief of veterans for us here at the Hair Radio Morning Show. He handles our community coverage on helping the veterans with their disability claims. Michael Hopkins back online, chatting live in our third hour today. Again, good stuff, Michael. Yeah, good stuff. Yes, yes. And I think what I want to do is give them some, let's do something. You know, we, speaking of which, since we have some time to open up, I want to kind of talk not just a little bit more about what the veterans are going through, but how we can help and also maybe we can get on one of your classic clips here from season three, Michael Hopkins. I think that would be very, very nice. And then we can talk about it on the other side.
A highlight from The Mike and Mark Davis Daily Chat - 10/9/23
"Turbulent times call for clear -headed insight that's hard to come by these days, especially on TV. That's where we come in. Salem News Channel has the greatest collection of conservative minds all in one place. People you know and trust, like Dennis Prager, Eric Metaxas, Charlie Kirk, and more. Unfiltered, unapologetic truth. Find what you're searching for at snc .tv and on Local Now Channel 525. I don't think he was on the beach till the break of dawn. He might have been in the spin room till the break of dawn. Will Smith. There are two reasons to play Will Smith. Number one, go into Miami. And the other is Nikki Haley almost gave us a Will Smith moment last night. Keep my daughter's name out your voice or words to that effect. Wow. Let me just hand you the talking stick. You were the guy who was there. How did it go for you? Your coverage was great. Before, after, just spot on and wonderful. Thank you, Mark. And it was quite an experience starting with a Chris Christie by the pool spotting earlier in the afternoon at the hotel. It is true. I can confirm he was not in a bathing suit because I think the only thing more challenging than Mike Gallagher in a bathing suit would be Governor Christie. Neither of that would go over very well with anybody in the vicinity. But he was there with his wife and his kids and his friends. And he was jovial. And I'm kind of glad he didn't go, you know, full, you know, hardcore, full -blown anti -Trump last night. But the whole thing was always fun to witness and experience up close and personal. In the spin room, as you know, I mean, that's where they bring the candidates in after the debate. And true to form, Ron DeSantis spoke to no one. He went right to NBC and that was it. Chris Christie didn't go in. But we had a chance to interview the guy that brought the heat, Vivek Ramaswamy. We sat down with him in the spin room and I'll replay that interview on the show today. And, you know, interesting takeaway. You either loved it or you hated it. And I'm intrigued by every individual's reaction to Vivek Ramaswamy going after the RNC, going after Ronna McDaniel, who I also interviewed in the spin room, going after Nikki Haley. I mean, I have a hunch I know how you land on this. Well, let's go case by case. Going after the media culture, awesome. Making the comment from the stage in an oblique way where still people know what you're talking about and says, you know, I don't know if liberal networks are going to do the best job of covering Republican debates. There's certainly a spotty history of that in the past. That's fine. But hey, hey, you, Kristen Welker, I'm asking you, you know, about Russia collusion. Dude, dude, no, just no. If, if I know that the base like, awesome. Yeah, me too. There's a part of me that did that as well. But to me, it's a time now where if you're on a debate stage, here's your job, make more people want you to be president. And first of all, the Tucker Carlson base wasn't watching last night. There are people banging on us right now for talking about it. You ought to be talking about the Trump rally and we will. So I think that was largely a misfire, even though the material was good. Okay. Strongly disagree with you and let me tell you why the room erupted in cheers. That wasn't Tucker Carlson's base in that auditorium last night. The crowd loved it. They ate it up. And Mark, I got to warn you, my friend, and I love you. I love you like a brother. When you're defending Kristen Welker or NBC, you might be on the wrong side of it. Did, did they, did you expect them to bury the candidates with January 6th nonsense, questions bombarded from the left? I kind of did. They did not do it. No, no, no. By and large, they kind of did okay. Don't get, don't get me wrong. We're saying two different things here. First of all, I thought the debate overall was terrific. I thought they did a very good job. It was substantive. They, Hugh Hewitt, our colleague did a terrific job. Of course, he got his shipbuilding question in there. You knew that was coming. Ten minutes of shipbuilding. I was a little bit surprised. He didn't ask if Alger Hiss was really a spy or not. But, but, but listen, and Hugh was magnificent. He, I was so proud of him. And of course he's our friend and colleague, and I got to catch up with him before and after the debate, but the vague wasn't going after last night's debate. The vague was going after them for what NBC did to Trump all through the Russia collusion hoax. The vague was calling the mainstream media out for being the mainstream media and Don got it. Mark, you ought to salute that. You ought to cheer for that. And I do, and I, and sure, sure. Yay. Absolutely. I got a thing for our candidates playing hard and playing smart. The vague came off as an ass in that moment, an ass we like, our ass, if you'll excuse me. But, but it's just, just, just, it's, it's smacked of desperation. Him going after, him going after Ronna McDaniel is more fair game because it's about, and him going, and okay, then the third, third of the case by case is going after Nikki on Ukraine forever war is great. That thing about the daughter on TikTok, how dumb can a smart guy get? But the floor is yours. Tell me what you're doing. Let's rewind because first of all, you buried the lead. You and Ronna McDaniel agree that he went, he was an ass because that's apparently what she said. There were reports that people in the crowd heard her call him an a -hole from, from the, from the audience and was livid at him. Again, Mark, I love you, buddy, but you got to look in the mirror. You're on, you're siding with Ronna McDaniel on this. Can I roll the tape back 15 seconds where I said him going after Ronna McDaniel is completely fair game. But your reaction to him is exactly the same as Ronna McDaniel's. So you might want to check yourself. Ronna's reaction to him was because he came after her. The thing that she's most upset about, I'm not upset with him at all. You're wrong. Ronna McDaniel's reaction was about the daughter thing, the TikTok thing. Okay. Oh, do you think it was a really, do you think it was a good idea? Are you ready to go all in and go, you go Vivek. Are you, did you love the moment where he invoked Nikki Haley's adult daughter? Yeah, she's 25 years old. She's fair game. Did you think that was a good debate moment? Of course I do. Of course I do. Of course it was a good moment. He's calling out another candidate for saying you talk the talk with TikTok. He's desperate and he knows he's not going to be president. He just desperately wants the clicks and desperate. And I like the guy. I really do like the guy. It doesn't sound like it. This is intriguing to me. But you know what? Because it was a time for grownups. It was a time for grownups. Nikki Haley was quite the grownup in many ways. And DeSantis was a grownup in many ways. Chris Christie surprisingly looked like a grownup in moments when he wasn't back on track. Was she a grownup when she called him scum? No. You think Nikki was a grownup when she said you were just scum? No. Come on. I mean, no. She's establishment. And I got, I'm sorry. I'm at a point now where I'll, let's get it all out on the table. I got no use for her. I got no use for, at this point, DeSantis. I mean, I'm at a point right now where I like the disruption and I love Trump. And I love the fact that Vivek, listen, all the things we supposedly love about Trump, you seem to not like about Vivek. You think only Trump can be the disruptor? It's, you know, it's weird. Trump has a disruptor skill set that Vivek thinks he has and he doesn't. And you mentioned Nikki, you've touched on a perfect thing. So there's Nikki who said at one point to Vivek, you're just scum, which I totally understood, but it still was jarring. It's like, ooh, ooh, ma 'am, you didn't need to do that. But, and I instantly heard back and say, yeah, but if Trump did it, it wouldn't have been a problem. Pretty true because that's Trump all the dang time. And it's kind of baked in. I think he's a smart guy. I think he's compelling. I think he's absolutely a disruptor. And by the way, he evoked the scum comment. He got to her, which is the point of a debate. He did exactly, he got under her skin and he rattled her. And that's why, and listen, I mean, again, and maybe I'm partial. He came right over to our booth afterwards. We spoke afterwards for a few minutes. Well, that could be part of it. That's why you're done with, DeSantis was awesome last night. You just hate that he didn't come talk to you. No, I say I'm done with him. I do hate that because he disrespects you and my audience. He disrespects people who listen to my show. I'm going to be very blunt here. DeSantis has blown the Mike Gallagher show off for the entire campaign. And it's a mistake. Incidentally, last night, he also blew off Newsmax. He blew off Univision. He blew off town hall. He didn't have any use for anybody in that spin room instead of trying to win over hearts and minds. And incidentally, a major donor, this Bigelow guy for the DeSantis campaign, $20 million for DeSantis Super PAC, he says now he's probably out. He's going with Trump. That's a huge, huge blow to the DeSantis campaign. The dogs don't like the food. I don't know what, and you're right, DeSantis, like he always has done last night. He's great, but it may not have mattered one bit. May not matter one bit. And that's what you said before the debate. Will it matter one bit? And I don't know. I mean, but he was great. He said all the right things. He does all the right things. He's very controlled, very measured. I promise when I'm offended that he won't give an interview to this show. I'm teasing. I'm totally teasing. But no, I promise why I don't like it. It's my audience. He's disrespecting the audience. And it's also just objectively, we'd like all of our candidates to be really, really smart. Trump is a genius. Trump, not just because he'd go on with you, but he'd go on with a bunch of other hosts. He gets into the mix, takes calls, mixes things up, gets into the back and forth. He is so comfortable in his own skin. And that's what you kind of want for our standard bearer. And DeSantis is smart. He's capable. His answers are good on a debate stage, but he doesn't have that yet. That total comfort in his own skin. And newsflash in terms of accessibility, I probably could have Trump on any day that ends in Y on the Mike Gallagher Show. He's willing to come on. He gives interviews. I mean, I used to say he'd go on the Weather Channel if he was invited. He goes where the people are, you know? And he's a man. He really is a man of the people. And he's willing to go on Mark Davis Show. He will give interviews left and right, and DeSantis does not. Now, maybe that speaks to his team. I don't know. I don't know who makes these decisions. It could be one of his aides, but it's just dumb, and it just frustrates me. I was intrigued. I did have a good candid conversation with Ronna McDaniel. Boy, a lot of people calling her out. Charlie Kirk yesterday went scorched earth just saying she needs to be replaced. I don't know. Is that fair? I think she's over -criticized at times. But then there was Frank Luntz, pollster Frank Luntz, who's smart a lot of the times except when he's not. He said, boy, Ronna McDaniel is the GOP's secret weapon, a great speaker and a great strategist. I said, you got that right? It's a secret so deep, nobody can see it. And the last couple of election cycles, the last couple of election cycles do not speak to genius strategy, the RNC. So I don't know what we wanted to do, more of or less of. I don't know, but I don't know who'd be better. I mean, maybe, maybe a Harmeet Dillon should have won that post. I don't know. Well, you know, you could make a case if you look at Tuesday and here we go again with another rotten night for the Republican party. No way around this, Mark. And some people would say, hey, the blame goes there. Now, Ronna, I asked her about it in the interview. Again, we're going to play all these interviews today on the show coming up, but she told me, look, Virginia's a federal entity. We can't, there's only so much we can do in a state. She touted her own achievements, but I get that criticism. I understand it because Mark, like it or not, we got walloped Tuesday. Virginia, the whole legislature flipped.
A highlight from The Mike and Mark Davis Daily Chat - 11/8/23
"Live or Memorex, that is the great Minnie Riperton. You were 15, Mike. Remember that on the radio? I do remember that. Loving you. The Tweety Birds in the background made it an easy song to make fun of. It seemed like a very shallow lyric to me. Loving you is easy because you're beautiful. I know. Is that really where you want to... That's it? I mean, how shallow and superficial are you? What if you got like a big old mole on your cheek? Bad skin. Dermatological. Anyway, the great Minnie Riperton would have been 76 today. Famous, famous daughter, do you know? The gal from Saturday Night Live? Yes, the wonder, wonderful comic actress Maya Rudolph. Maya Rudolph. I was forgetting her first name. Bridesmaids, dude. Oh my gosh. If you're ever in a bad mood, you rent bridesmaids. Just watch Bridesmaids. That's a little crass, a little crude, especially the bridal shop suite. Oh, it's happening. It's happening. It's happening. Look away. Look away. In the middle of the street with a digestive issue. Oh my goodness. Hey, listen, I've got digestive issues this morning after. I didn't know what my expectations were. They were not high. It's Ohio and you figure, well, maybe they're not up for baby killing, but they were. And I think that the weed vote, the legal pot vote brought out all the young stupid people and that's how you get your abortion advocacy in Ohio. Listen, let me just let you talk because as pro -lifers, we've got a lot of work to do. We have a lot of work to do and that's why tonight's debate is part of the process. We're in the spin room right now and I'm just getting ready for interesting dueling events. You've got Trump down the street in Hialeah. You have five candidates on this stage tonight and I hope that they bring this up. I hope they bring up the abortion problem that the Republican Party has and that's all anybody's talking about. What do you want them to say? Well, we have to say something differently because every single election has gone down in flames since Roe v. Wade was overturned. And we got a battle going on within the party and I want to give you a little preview tonight because I got a chance to visit with Hugh Hewitt last night. He gave me some tips about what to look for as he's been here in preparation. He's one of the moderators. Salem Media Group, our parent company, is the official radio partner along with NBC, Rumble, and the Republican Jewish Coalition for tonight's third GOP presidential debate and five candidates are going to be on that stage. One thing I know for sure, they're going to have a decidedly somber tone tonight. They're going to be serious. We know with Hamas and the war in Israel and, frankly, with the shellacking that the GOP took last night, particularly in Virginia, Republicans have a ton of work to do. And the abortion problem has to be dealt with. There's no way around it. You can stomp your feet and you can say, I'm a proud pro -life American and I'm not going to bend or you're going to never win another election again. Abortion is winning for the Democrats, Mark. Now, those of you who say I'm pro -life and I'm not going to give an inch, I respect it. I admire it. I wish I wish the world worked that way. I'm sickened to say this. America's in love with abortion in this country. Find somebody in your life to love you the way Democrats love abortion. And increasingly, non -ideological folks in the squishy, mushy middle, they just flip a coin and go, all of the things being equal. I want abortion. Right. That's where we have a lot of work to do. And brow beating those people isn't going to work anymore, Mark, sitting around calling them baby killers, et cetera, et cetera. No, it just isn't going to work. Well, no, but it is what the procedure is. But I don't ever want to antagonize people. And I know you're right. In fact, let me let you finish, because I just want to see if you're wanting our Republican field to simply be demonstrably less pro -life to say, you know what, maybe we do need to allow more abortions in the following way, because I don't – No, I think I really do believe it comes down to the messaging. I don't know that Republicans – first of all, millions and millions of dollars of outside money were poured into Ohio last night by radical abortionists who convinced women that you're losing a fundamental right if you vote no on this horrific, radical – I mean, abortion now in Ohio is legal literally to the moment of conception. And in fact, parents now – Moment of birth. Moment of birth, I mean. And incidentally, parents don't even have a say in a minor child's decision to abort a baby. Now, you've got to give an okay to get a tattoo in Ohio. Yeah, exactly. Get a Tylenol in your high school. That's right. But not to get an abortion. But we lost. We got thumped on this. We got thumped on this. And we've gotten thumped on it every single time, Mark. It's not a close call. Something isn't working and Democrats are going to embrace this going into 2024. Does that mean you become decidedly pro -life? Well, I think for starters, you change the messaging as best you can. But I'm afraid that the answer you're not going to want to hear is, yeah, probably so. In 10 seconds, I think you meant decidedly pro -choice. No. Decidedly – do we become decidedly less pro -life? Yeah, less pro -life. Yeah. Do we become decidedly less pro -life? And that's the horrific reality of – how many times is it going to have to happen, Mark? How many times are we going to say, well, we're losing another election. We've lost every single election on the abortion issue since Roe v. Wade was overturned. And Mark, with all due respect, I love you. It's not just Democrats. It's not just squishy Republicans. It's women. It's women voters who believe they are – that somehow this right that is enshrined in the Constitution – oh, and oh, by the way, it's not – is being taken from them. And it's not – we just – we're not going to win by wagging our fingers at the people who don't see the world. You and I aren't where the country is on this, Mark. We're not. We are where conservatives are. And so the question becomes – and by the way, everything you've said is true and plausible and supportable. So, as we look at a presidential election and some folks on a debate stage tonight in a country where now it is left to the states, what Ohio did last night is precisely the way America goes in post -Roe v. Wade America. That's what we said we wanted. And we knew full well that there would be states that did things that we liked and states that did things that we didn't. How about if the candidates we have – and it's kind of interesting. I don't know how pro -life Chris Christie is. I know DeSantis is. I think Nikki Haley is. I sure know Tim Scott is. I think Vivek is. So should they express their – maybe satisfaction is the wrong word – their acceptance of post -Roe v. Wade America, where states are going to do what they wish to do and Ohio can do what they wish to do, but that they are going to continue to be a voice and use their presidential bully pulpit to say that protecting life is a better way, while saying that the states can do what they want to do? Well, I'm not going to be president of Ohio. I'm not going to be president of Nevada. I'm not going to be – etc. Go ahead. But that's happening. That's happening. Let me tell you. Well, let me break it to you. Roe v. Wade being overturned meant that states get to decide what to do. States are deciding what to do and they're pro -abortion. Yes. They are. Every single state. There's not a state that's deciding in favor of the pro -life movement. You know, you can say, well, we're the good conservatives in this. Except, except, except heartbeat bills, heartbeat bills, heartbeat bills in Florida, in Texas, in other states. So – Well, but that's not legislation that conflicts with what is perceived to be a woman's right to choose an abortion being taken from her. You're so right. I mean, Glenn Youngkin has floated the 15 -week idea. And let's talk about Glenn Youngkin, incidentally, because there were high hopes for Virginia. And hey, Virginia, we got our butts kicked. I mean, they flipped the legislature. They didn't even – in fact, that wasn't even on the radar. They were hoping – we were hoping that Glenn Youngkin would lead a flip of the Senate over there. They lost it all. They lost the whole state legislature. Guess what? Glenn Youngkin is no longer going to be considered a candidate for president. I've got a buddy here – Well, he never was. Well, but keep an eye on him. He's not – Not this year. I mean, does he have a future? Of course he does. Look at him at 2028. But I have a guy here, Alfredo Ortiz, who's a dear friend, the CEO of Job Creators Network, and he had a theory. In fact, he's going to be with me tomorrow here in Miami. They're sponsoring our broadcast from the post -debate spin room. Alfredo said, if Virginia has a huge night last night, Glenn Youngkin will throw his hat in the ring as the 11th -hour savior of the Republican Party. Wouldn't matter. There's no room. That would be – It's too late. That would be – It's too late. It wouldn't matter. But anyway, he got shellacked. I mean, it was a bad night for him. It was a bad night for the GOP, and there's no way around it. Hey, Tate Reeves is still governor of Mississippi, yay. We kept one. We got that. We got that. We got some – and Joe Biden is still dropping like a rock in all the polls. And Trump is rocking and rolling and continues to lead in five swing states. So there's just data all over the place that are mixed as to what 2024 is going to look like. But you get an interesting view at five people who really want to catch Trump, and not a single one of them probably will. But it'll be fun to watch anyway. What do you think happens tonight? Yeah, it'll be kind of – What's the headline? What do you think? I'm going to keep an eye on Chris Christie because I'm just praying he starts screaming at his own audience and they start booing him. Exactly. And they start throwing orange peels and banana peels at him. I mean, that thing in Orlando, I played that clip. I'm sure you did, too. Sure. Oh, my. Have you ever seen a public – And what's the word again? I'm sorry. Your failure to embrace the truth is – Reprehensible. Thank you. I keep going deplorable, but that was Hillary, and we'd see how great that worked out for her. No, no. Reprehensible. Reprehensible. When you're talking to your own people – Yes. And calling them reprehensible – The people you're trying to get to vote for you, ideally. Not a good look. And I think – and interestingly, Hewitt and I last night, we had a great Salem party. And listen, we're very proud of this. I mean, say what you will about the meaninglessness. It's a big deal for us. Of course it is. For Salem to partner with NBC, and Hugh's going to be on that stage. Which means at least one conservative will be asking questions. Exactly. While Kristen Welker asks everybody about January 6th, at least Hugh will be there. And let me give you a scoop. Hugh is exhausted. Last night was the ninth rehearsal they had for this debate. I said nine? How do you rehearse? What do you do? You put staffers up at various lecterns and have ads just to kind of get through the drill? They put a couple hundred people in the audience. They test these guys because he – and he said Lester Holt and Kristen Welker have been just pros. He said Kristen's kind of the new kid on the block, but Lester's a veteran journalist. But they've got to be ready for everything. I mean, Hugh's ready for eruptions from the audience and how do you handle that and how do you interact. Anyway, they've had nine rehearsals for tonight's debate. And also, Hugh gave me a scoop. He said, watch DeSantis' performance. He has just hired fairly recently one of the best debate preparers in the business. I don't – I forgot the guy's name. I'll try to get it. I think it's Brad. I could not care less. Well, I know. But it's – Binders don't matter. Prep doesn't matter. DeSantis is DeSantis and he's wonderful. He's not Trump. DeSantis' worst problem is that Trump exists. I'll never forget the caller or the person who tweeted or something said that the only problem with DeSantis is he was not the best president of my lifetime. And Trump was. Trump exists. There's nothing the matter with DeSantis. There's nothing wrong with Nikki Haley except she's the queen of forever war. You heard Nikki Haley the other day saying the people who will abandon Ukraine are the people who will give up on Israel. Shut up, man. That's not smart. That's not a smart thing. But I can't wait. I know it may not matter at all. It's half the interest if Trump were there. Trump will be there down the road in Hialeah, you said, right? Heavily Cuban -American population there. That's going to be fun. And he's loved in Hialeah. Well, we'll be in the Spin Room tonight beginning about 6 p .m. Central Time. We'll have pre -debate coverage. Let's watch you. Let's watch you. Tell everybody how to watch you. Well, listen to us on the radio. I'm pretty sure we'll be on AM 660 The Answer tonight. As the radio partners, we're going to be here at 6 p .m. prior to the debate. The debate will be aired live and then I'll be in the Spin Room post -debate, hopefully talking to all the candidates or many of them in the Spin Room here. And you could also watch us on Salem News Channel pre - and post -debate. So it's going to be a big night, you know? And we're ready to go. And then I'll be back tomorrow here in Miami with you to wrap everything up. Is that room? Because it's funny, we've all done conventions, like convention coverage and the entire week of doing broadcasting from a convention. And the morning after the convention is like done, you and I still have shows to do. But all you can hear is the pipes and the drapes and just the clang, clang. I will not be here. As the trucks are off. But what in the world is that room, that beautiful room you're in? I won't know. It's beautiful now. It'll be rock and roll and post -debate. What's that thing? Are you just going to be run over by workers and forklifts tomorrow? I won't know because I'm not going to be here. I'll be at Salem, Miami. I'm going to be a few miles away at a nice comfy radio studio. There you go. We'll be at the Salem Radio Miami studio. Excellent. That's a very smart decision. I'll see you tomorrow, my friend. Here we go. We're ready for you. It's a big day and night of Mike. Can't wait for his show. The next up, the first thing you need to consume is Mike's own radio program. And that's at 10. Soon as we're done. On 660 AM. The answer. Hurry into the Ram Black Friday sales event for great deals on the trucks that give you all the power you need and all the luxury you could ask for. Now get 10 % below MSRP for an average of 6 ,305 under MSRP on the purchase of a 2023 Ram 1500 Big Horn Crew cab. Not compatible with lease offers or with any other consumer incentive offers. 6 ,305 average based on 10 % below average MSRP from all 2023 Ram 1500 Big Horn Crew cab models in dealer stock. Residency restrictions apply. Take retail delivery from dealer stock by 113023. Ram is a registered trademark.
A highlight from An NBA Power Poll, Plus Malcolm Gladwell Plays Sports Czar
"Coming up, an NBA Power Poll, Malcolm Gladwell. This podcast is an A plus. Next. This episode of the Bill Simmons Podcast is presented by Airbnb. Maybe you're traveling to see friends and family for the holidays. When you're away, your home could be an Airbnb. Whether you could use a little extra money to cover some bills or for something a little more fun, your home or spare room might be worth more than you think. Find out how much at Airbnb .com slash host. We are supported by McDonald's. This month, McDonald's is upping its game by introducing two beloved sauces to its lineup. Mambo sauce and sweet and spicy jam. Hmm, why do I love these? Well, they both pack a spicy punch. They let you switch up the flavors in your usual order. I like having more choices. You know what, if you're gonna give me eight choices, why not give me 10? The sweet and spicy jam sounds delicious. These two sauces are only available for a limited time and participate in McDonald's. So make sure to try them while you can. Tap the banner to learn more. We're also brought to you by the Ringer Podcast Network. If you missed it, we started, wait, that movie made how much money? Month last night on the rewatchables. We did Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves, me, Chris Ryan, Van Lathan, it was a wonderful experience for all of us. Van looked at Chris at one point and he said, everything I do, I do it all for you. Oh no, that was Bryan Adams, but we had a great time. Coming up on this podcast, I'm gonna do an NBA Power Poll at the top because there's no games as I'm taping this on Tuesday. So let's, where are we after two weeks? I tried to fly through this. I limited myself to 22 minutes. I think I went two minutes over, but I flew through it, tried to get off as many comments as I possibly could. And then our old friend Malcolm Gladwell is gonna come on and do some sports hour stuff. There's some things that he's noticed about direction sports are going in that he doesn't like, and we're gonna try to fix it. So that's the podcast, first, our friends from Pearl Jam. Here we go. All right, I'm gonna throw an NBA Power Poll at you. I'm not sure I'm gonna do this every Tuesday, but I definitely wanna do this some Tuesdays. I'm gonna go through all 30 teams as fast as possible. And I'm gonna throw things out that I feel like are important when necessary. Pot shots, important comments, things I've noticed, some fake trades, you've known me for a while. It's gonna be all the typical stuff. Going backwards from 30 to one, I'll give you the groups as we go. The first group is called the Dregs. That's Washington number 30. They are 30th in defense. And the only reason they're 30th in defense is because we only have 30 teams. I actually think there's some way they could have been 36th in defense. They're the only team in the entire league that I do not wanna watch on league pass for any reason at all. They're one and five, 15 .6 point differential against them. Shoot this team into the sun. I cannot believe House thought this team was gonna go over 24 wins. They might not go over 14 wins. They're awful. I never want them on my TV. Next group, probably the lottery. I say probably, but I'm gonna zip through these teams and then go back to somebody. 29 Utah, 28 Portland, 27 Detroit, 26 San Antonio, 25 Charlotte, who is way more fun than I expected they would be to watch, and 24 Chicago. It just feels like the lottery's in the future for all these teams. I wanna talk about San Antonio really quick. Three and four, kind of a sneaky, tough schedule. They played Phoenix twice, the Clippers, Dallas, that goofy Indiana team, Houston, and Toronto. They're minus 8 .6 point differential because they've gotten blown out a couple of times, and they're 29th on defense, which I was surprised by per 100 possessions. The thing that I wanted to point out here, because this one Benyama thing is super important. This is the best teenager that's come into the league, at least since LeBron. We can debate. LeBron, I think in year two, for two months at least, was a teenager when he was putting up 27, seven, and seven. When he started his 27, seven, seven cycle. Wembe might be the best teenager I've ever seen. They're starting Jeremy Sohan at point guard, and Pop's been transparent about this. No, no, we know we're gonna take some lumps. We're trying to figure this out. I went to the game when they played the Clippers, I talked about it in a previous pod, and it was just an absolute debacle, watching poor Sohan try to run the offense, bring the ball up. Now we're seeing teams starting to pressure them because he's not a point guard. He's a small forward. There's crazy stats now. Trey Jones, just by being on this team and not being Jeremy Sohan, is now one of the best advanced metrics point guards of all time. Right now, his per 100 on -off is plus 28 .3 because Sohan is minus 22 .7. That's how disparate the two things are. Which brings me to my point, this is too important. You have the best teenager maybe ever. You have one of the best league pass players already in the entire league in Wimby. I have no idea how long he's gonna stay healthy, knock on wood, hear me knock really loud. I just got my dog going. No, that was me, dumb ass. They need one more point guard. TJ McConnell is on Indiana, and they have Halliburton, who's averaging a 24 -12. He's awesome. They have Nembhard, who's great as a backup. McConnell's like, he's 13 minutes a game. He's clearly a trade piece for them. Just go get him. I'm not saying San Antonio has to make the playoffs, but they need to be entertaining, and Wimby needs to play with point guards. He clearly needs just to play off people, high screens, all that stuff. They need one more point guard. TJ McConnell is my choice. They have all their own firsts. They're not gonna trade those obviously, but they have some goofy picks. They have Charlotte's top 14 protected first. They have a pretty good Chicago first that I wouldn't give up. They have a first swap with Boston. There's ways to do this. I would just put that Charlotte pick next year on the table and just grab them because you guys hit the lottery. Literally, with Wimby -Dyama, literally hit the lottery. You hit the lottery and you hit the lottery. Get to do two point guards. We're not asking for much here. I wanna watch this guy. I wanna enjoy him play basketball. All right, next section is panic time. Number 23, Memphis. They're one and six. They finally got out to Schneider. And number 22, Sacramento, who lost twice to Houston in three days by 18 and 25. No Darren Fox for either game. Panic time in this respect. I know we're six games in the season, seven games in the season, but the West is one of those things where you're gonna look up and the car is left. The car has left the driveway and your family is gone. You're gonna be basically Kevin and home alone if you don't get your shit together. And I don't even wanna be two games under 500 in the West. That's how deep and good the West is. So when you're one and six, like all of a sudden two and 12, two and 13, Sacramento could all of a sudden be three and nine. I would just be nervous constantly. This is not like last year when the Lakers started out two and 10 and ended up making the playoffs. Nobody is doing that this year. The cutoff line is gonna be 46 wins. Memphis looks, they just can't score. And I think it's gonna be really, we talked about this verno last week. It's gonna be really hard for them to crawl back and be at least like 11 and 14, something like that by the time Ja comes back. The Sacramento thing, we predicted this when we did the over -under preview, like the conference is way better and they stayed basically the same. And now Fox is hurt. So it can take Fox going out for 10 games and all of a sudden you're not even in the playing game. I would just be nervous, so it's both of those teams. Again, it's early. Next group, friskier than we hoped. We have number 21, Brooklyn. Ben Simmons averaging almost 11 rebounds and seven assists a game. And yet you can't play him at crunch time, bizarre. Number 20, Orlando. Number 19, Houston. Number 18, Indiana. And number 17, Toronto. Just quickly on Houston, a delightful league pass team. I had no idea. It's like being at a buffet dinner and somebody brings like some, have you ever had a fried oyster? It's like, great, I'll try that. And then it's delicious. They play hard. I like watching them. And I did not expect a Shungun to be a potential all -star, but that's where we are. They're three and three. Again, they beat Sacramento twice, we'll see. But Orlando at number 20. Every time I do this, I'm gonna have a BS all -star of the week. I used to do this when I wrote my column back in the day. I used to call them the Bill Simmons all -stars, just people that I just liked for whatever reason. I love Jalen Suggs. I don't really know fully what he is. He tries harder than everybody on every other team. He really gives a shit. He feels additive in all these different ways. And yet at the same time, he'll absolutely like airball a three in one of the biggest moments of the game. But that guy cares. I watched a game where he got this hustle rebound. Can't remember who they, they lost at the buzzer. Get this hustle rebound and dribble back out and took a three and missed it and put his jersey over his head for like the next minute and a half. I actually think he might've been crying. He was so upset they lost. He is the most competitive random guy in the league. I love Jalen Suggs. Oh, as Saruti said, it's the Laker game. I love Jalen Suggs. I don't know what he is. He might just end up being like a seventh man on a championship team at some point. He's gonna have a moment on a good team. I don't know if Orlando's gonna be the team, but it's gonna happen for that dude. I also really like Anthony Black more than I thought, but we'll see. It's early for this team. Palo hasn't gotten going. Somehow they're four and three. We'll see when the schedule gets harder. Toronto at number 17, just the Lakers miss Schroeder. And I like what Schroeder's doing in Toronto. They're three and four, but they easily could be five and two. I've been watching them because I have their over under, I bet on. And I like where Toronto's at. I think they're better than they were last year. I think they're at least a playing team. Number 18, Indiana though. So their second in offensive rating and 25th in defense. In the 25th, I was actually surprised it wasn't worse. They can't guard anybody. They're shooting 43s a game. Their top six guys are all over 40 % three point shooting. They're kind of like the 80s Nuggets, but with threes. And they just play with a certain pace. And some days it's going to be bad. Like the Celtics put 155 points on them and it probably could have been 160 if they'd made some shots. Hal Burton's special. He's a 24 -12 this year. But the crazy thing about their offense is that Matherin's been terrible. And Matherin was a guy that they were like, this is going to be our guy. He's making a leap. We're going to trade Buddy Heald. We got to give the card keys to Matherin in that spot. And he's been bad. And their offense has still been pretty good. This is a team that anytime you see them, I don't know if you bet basketball, but if they're like plus 11, plus 12, it's like they could beat anybody any night. I'm just telling you. I'm not saying they're going to win a round in the playoffs, but just night to night, that's a team that they could just go 22 for 45 from three, make some shots. And Hal Burton, they actually should be five and two. Hal Burton blew the last possession against Charlotte the other night. But I've enjoyed watching them. I've watched an insane amount of basketball, by the way. All right, next group, the wildcards. I don't have a lot to say about these teams, but we'll go in order. Number 16, New Orleans, just seem jinxed. I'll come back to them in a second. Number 15, Cleveland. I want to see them with Garland and just, I want to watch them for a couple of weeks. I like the Struce edition, but we'll see. The Knicks, they're three and four. Nice win against the Clippers. The Randall thing continues to be nuts. Now he's taking out guys in the other team. Clippers 13, just traded for Harden. We talked about the Knicks and Clippers last week. Look, the Clippers, they played one game and they got killed by the Knicks. They're worse. I told you that last week. Still feel that way. Guess what they can't do now? Any transition stuff. The Knicks, 26 to six in fast break points last night. Rebounding. They got out, rebounded by 17 by the Knicks. Harden just brings so many things that you don't want in a starting five, but then he brings the great passing and the scoring and he can have the ball all the time. They don't need anyone to have the ball all the time because they have all these other guys who need the ball. I just don't like the trade. I continue to not like it and I don't understand it. I actually liked the team they had before they made the trade. So congrats again, Clippers. Number 12, Miami. 28th offensively. Kind of feels worse when you watch them. They haven't had their full team for a couple weeks. I'm not gonna judge them at all until December. I'm not gonna judge Dallas either. Dallas I have at number 11. They're six and one, fourth in offense. They've had a really easy schedule. So that's why, let's see what happens. Their one loss is to Denver. Let's see what happens when they play some tough teams all in a row and have one of those four games in six nights or three on the road. One of those situations. But they are in better shape than they were last year. And you look at the Grant Williams piece, which I'm not spiteful when I watch my old players. I'm rooting for Grant Williams. It's like seeing somebody you dated that you still have a good relationship with. It was nice to see him do well for them. Derek Lively seems like they have something. We talked about him last week, but he's at least like a rim runner in that kind of Nick Claxton world, but maybe a little more violent alley -oop or a little young Clint Cappelli. The Kyrie thing is the piece that I'm really interested in this. He finally had a good game last night, but for this season, 24 % shooting, 3 .8 free throws a game, which are always the two numbers to look at with Kyrie. What's he shooting threes? Is he getting in the line? And so far it's been neither, but he seems happy. When you watch them, they've been a surprisingly pleasant watch, and he seems like in a good spot. So I don't want to jinx it because as annoying as he's been over the years, and you know my stance on Kyrie, I just don't trust him. And I just feel like a seven -year track record of imploding kind of has to start to mean something after a while, but it is fun to watch him play basketball. And it does feel like he's got a specific spot on this team. They don't have to rely on him too much. It's very similar to where he was in 15 and 16 and 17 with the Cavs where he could kind of float in and out like a cat with LeBron. It's like, I'm feeling it. Oh, all right, let's give Kyrie the ball. The shooting going down though, it's a small sample size, but they also haven't been playing tough teams yet. And I'm just monitoring that because with guards, it can kind of sometimes go sideways pretty fast, and you don't realize it happened until after it happened. Just quickly going backwards to number 16, New Orleans, because they lost Ingram, they lost McCollum already. And they have this Hawkins who they drafted that everybody liked coming out of the draft, but the fact that he can play right away has actually kind of saved them a little bit. I just, I still feel like we need to do some sort of ceremony or something with them. Like we need the people from the Conjuring to just do something with New Orleans basketball. It just shouldn't be this bad every year. Your team shouldn't have two, three major injuries every year. You should have good luck at some point. And this goes back to the seventies. Remember, when they moved, when they became the New Orleans Jazz, their first major, major giant trade was for Gail Goodrich with the Lakers. They had to give up two first rounders, and he immediately blew out his Achilles. He played, I'm gonna say, less than a season. And one of the picks turned out to be Magic Johnson. So that's where we started with New Orleans, and it's been awful ever since. Nothing good has happened in this team other than they've won a couple of lotteries, but even the lotteries they won, the Davis, Anthony when they were in Charlotte before they got to New Orleans, they bring him to New Orleans and he wants to leave. And then they win the Zion thing, which seemed like the luckiest thing that ever happened to them. And meanwhile, we're still waiting for him to play two straight months. So Conjuring people, something. We need something to happen with that team. All right, the top 10. We're at a good pace right now. Where are we at? Yeah, feeling good. This is working. Young and hungry is the next thing. We got Oklahoma City at number 10 and Atlanta at number nine. If you remember, Atlanta was one of the, these are the two teams I was going nuts for before the season for their over -unders. I love the Atlanta over -under. I love the New Orleans over. And I like what I've seen from both. OK sees four and three, Atlanta's four and three. Atlanta's sixth in offense. And that's notable because Trae Young has sucked again shooting west. He's 28 % from three. Last year's 33 % from three. This might not be happening the next Steph Curry thing. Like what age does he have to hit where we have to go? All right, he's not the next Steph Curry. Because I think I hit that age last year at age, when I was age 53. I think I hit that for Trae. They killed Minnesota, which is notable. We'll talk about Minnesota in a second. But they really, I watched that game and they really, really, really handled them. I like this Atlanta team. And I think there's a path for them to be a three or a four seed if Trae can get going. And then OKC, trade for a big already. You're a guy short, like stop. You guys have a chance to be like a 50 win team. What are you doing? I want to see what's going on with Josh Getty in about two weeks. Whether it looks different than it has for the first couple of weeks here. I don't like, he's not going in the free throw line at all. 1 .3 a game. 26 % three point shooting, which we knew. He can't shoot threes. But there's also like the Chet piece of it. Seems like it's throwing them off. And I've watched games where they've taken them out at crunch time.
Plantiful Has the Potential to Revolutionize the Industry
"Me, let me ask you this now, let's say I'm a broker and I'm not a grower, but I want to have inventories from other nurseries. Is that something that can be done today with the platform of plantiful? So what I'd say is that anyone who is using plantiful has the ability to see their own inventory and export that, get, you know, access to those real time numbers and provide that to whoever they want as easily as possible. You know, once, once we roll out that kind of customer facing, uh, availability customer facing ordering, I could definitely see the opportunity to like, you know, link a whole bunch of plantiful customers up. I see that working in the broker space, but I also see it working very big in the garden center space because garden centers are like big. I call them like, let's say a home Depot or a Lowe's, right? They're supposed to have not just plants being their only source of income, but also other things that people need to come to buy the plants. So it's like a mini home Depot is what it should be. And I see like plantiful coming in really, really strong when you have your vendors, right? Your growers, because garden centers, you're not supposed to grow anything. You lose money when you do that. So now you get all your, you know, your vendors on the platform, you're on the platform. Now they export all this stuff to you, and now you have exponential amount of just everything. So now you can go and let's say I'm on it. And one of my garden centers that we supplier on it, one of my buddies, and now he has access to everything that I have. And now he can tell his customer. Yeah. How many do you need? 5 ,000. No problem. Quick phone call. Hey, can you deliver it on Tuesday? Yeah. Perfect. Done. It's that simple. Like I see, I see a lot of opportunity for people to be able to maneuver quickly and those faster turnaround times. Dude, man, thank you. I see this. Thank you. And you know, when I hear that, my first thought is I'm like, oh, you said you have to pick up the phone. We can probably build something, hit a button, you know, one that does it and prints its own ticket, but, and it knows the delivery schedule. Let's say if the person offers delivery, if now you can tie in someone else, I don't know. I know that the future is looking very bright for the industry. It's a powerful industry, man. $36 billion .4 were sold in Florida last year, Mr. Damn. Yeah. So it's, it's, it's a, it's a powerful industry. That's just for Florida. That doesn't include New York where you're at or anything like that. A lot of this stuff did go to New York, but New York has a whole different table of plants that aren't growing on our side of, of the spectrum. So, you know, we love bringing them up. We can't, we can't grow it in here in New York, but you know, you can have it in your house, so you can take it outside in the summer. Yeah. We, we, we supply people in New York and, and we also have brokers that they come down, they pre -order stuff for spring following year. They're like, Hey man, I'm going to pump 50 semis out of here. It's all right, bro. Come, we're ready. You know, and they ship a lot of palms to the malls and, and, you know, just nice green spaces. It's, it's really nice. There's a lot of people that do green walls over there. I see that. And, you know, you know, on Instagram, I'll see stuff that it's over there in a bank to have an ice cream wall and a living wall. And it's, it's nice, man, plants really do something, you know, spiritual, let's say to people, if that's where you're at in life and you look at it like that's not everybody looks at it like that, but I see the future being very, very bright for the industry and having people like you just makes things so much better and easier and faster and just more economical. Like, like, dude, I really liked the fact that you have taken this, you know, by the horns and made this like something that you really want to accomplish, because you're going to help a lot of us. And, you know, over time, let's say over time, it'll become more popular and then you'll be able to make more money. And then with that money, you can go and integrate more things and you just put back, put back, put back. And before you know it, it's a huge thing that everyone can be using it and you can even integrate things for everyone in the green industry. Like, I don't know, man, I'm excited for you,
A highlight from SEC GARY GENSLER CALLED OUT FOR CRYPTO FAILURES!!
"The SEC is having trouble hiring crypto experts, you don't say? And SEC Commissioner Mark Ueda is calling out the agency on their lack of rules and regulations around the crypto industry. Also the UK has released their staple coin regulation ban, and a bunch of NFT goers at the Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT convention went blind? Let's break it down. Welcome to the Thinking Crypto podcast, your home for cryptocurrency news and interviews. If you are new here, please hit that subscribe button as well as the thumbs up button and leave a comment below. Well folks, we've got a report here from Jeff Roberts, who is a crypto editor at Fortune magazine. He said the SEC is having trouble hiring crypto experts because of a rule they must sell all their crypto. He said, would make more sense to allow staff to hold a modest amount. This would also make them better at their job. So the SEC unbelievably is saying you have to sell all your crypto, right? It's not that they have to sell all their crypto, they should obviously have to disclose it and they should understand the technology and be able to use it and test it out. But of course we're dealing with scumbag regulator, Gary Gensler, who's making up all kinds of buddies can come in and take over. Matt Hogan of Bitwise, who I've had on the podcast quite often, he weighed in on the matter. He said, an obvious but unspoken implication of this is that the SEC will be staffed by people who dislike crypto. The only people with crypto expertise and a willingness to divest 100 % of their crypto are deep seated skeptics. This rule enforces a strong bias in hiring. Paul Grewal of Coinbase said, believe it or not, as a federal magistrate judge, I used to have a traffic ticket docket, think national parks, defense bases, VA hospitals. Imagine if the parties had learned a person deciding their auto accident case was forbidden from driving a car. Great points here. Now, Mark Ueda, who's one of the sitting SEC commissioners, and he is a Republican, him and Hester Peirce have both been vocal critics of the agency and on their lack of rules and clarity around crypto, also against many of the enforcement actions. So here's the headline, SEC should consider proposing rules to regulate crypto, Republican commissioner says. So I'm glad Mark Ueda is coming out and saying these things because it can't just be Hester Peirce. And right now, for the most part, it seems like Hester Peirce is outnumbered. So Mark needs to be more vocal, I'm glad he is speaking up. So here's a quote from him, unfortunately, the SEC did not take this approach and instead is pursuing a case by case approach through enforcement actions. As a result, it will take years to reach any type of legally binding precedent as matters will need to wind their way through the courts before reaching the court of appeals level, Ueda said on Monday in prepared remarks in London. So I hope he continues to speak on this, to show the agency is not in a good place, they are not providing clear guidance, they are operating by regulation by enforcement, which is really asinine. While the rest of the world is moving ahead, providing clear regulations. Now Eleanor Terrett of Fox Business highlighted the following, she tweeted, the House Appropriations GOP financial services and general government bill is up for vote before the rules committee at 4 p .m. Eastern before it heads to the floor. It includes an amendment from Tennessee Congressman Representative Tim Burchett to reduce the salary of SEC Chair Gary Gensler to one dollar. It also includes an amendment to defund the SEC for crypto enforcement. So shout out to Representative Tim Burchett, who's bringing the fire here on Gary Gensler. And we got to do these things, folks, to put some pressure. Gary Gensler should be fired and the SEC needs to be revamped. Congressman Warren Davidson has put out a bill, of course, that would revamp the entire structure of the SEC to make it less political and to make it more efficient. So let's see where this goes. But I love that these bills are coming out more pressure on scumbag regulator Gary Gensler. Now here's an interesting update around the Federal Reserve, and it just speaks to government and the lack of knowledge and education in government about crypto. So Matthew Seigel, who's head of crypto research at VanEck, he said, I met a Federal Reserve crypto researcher at a conference last week. He doesn't own any digital assets. He's not allowed to and didn't understand the difference between an exchange and a custodian. Folks, I'm face palming right now. I know you can't see me. And if you're listening on a podcast platform, trust me, I'm face palming right now. He doesn't understand the difference between an exchange and a custodian. God help us, right? These are the people who are trying to regulate crypto and putting out rules and recommendations and papers and so forth. It's unbelievable. But I know there are folks working to help bring education to Congress, and that is blockchain association, the Chamber of Digital Commerce and so forth. So we'll see, folks. We got a lot of work to do. This is why we have to use social media to our advantage to keep tweeting out, sharing the facts and exposing lies and false information like from the likes of Elizabeth Warren and others. Now, the juxtaposition of that is the UK's Bank of England releases stablecoin regulation plan. Remember, the UK had passed crypto regulations, so did the EU. So the US is lagging behind. And folks, stablecoins are going to be part of the token economy and will be a big part of how people transact. So there needs to be regulations. And we're seeing here in the United States, the SEC sending a subpoena to PayPal over their stablecoin, right? It's unbelievable what's happening. So the United Kingdom Central Bank, the Bank of England, has released a plan to govern the stablecoin market. The BOE and the Financial Conduct Authority plan to follow the rules released by the UK government last week to oversee the digital asset industry. As per the UK government's proposal, regulations for fiat backed stablecoins will begin in early 2024. As per the paper, the BOE will regulate systematic stablecoins while the FCA will govern the larger crypto market. UK Prime Minister Rishi Sanak had announced that he wants the nation to become a crypto hub, introducing clear rules for digital assets and crypto firms falls within the UK's goals. The UK's latest plan follows the European Union and Japan's similar moves. Folks, I love that crypto is not a specific asset class to the United States. So even though we're dealing with scumbag regulator Gary Gensler and all kinds of idiots in the government who have not educated themselves, the market will continue to grow and expand globally. So we can at least put our hope in that. Now we got some really weird news coming out from the Bored Ape Yacht Club and full disclosure, I don't own any Bored Ape Yacht Club NFTs, but apparently they had an NFT convention and there was some UV lights and folks who were blasted by this prolonged UV light went blind apparently. So, I mean, this is just wild, right? I don't know what to make of it, but just so you guys know, I don't know if any of you went to any of these conventions or this convention, I should say, but, or, you know, somebody who went to this convention, but this is just some wild news coming out of 2023. So heads up on that folks, I want to end it by highlighting our sponsor and that is Uphold, which is a great crypto exchange this month, they're giving away 50 ,000 XRP. 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A highlight from 123: Part 1: Rikk Rambo Survives Two Shootings, An Assassination Attempt, and an 800-Pound Grizzly
"We have an emergency. We have a national tragedy. Murph is cold. I am. Send help. Send a fire. I don't know. Send a parka. I don't know. You couldn't have gone any farther, at least staying in North America, you couldn't have gone any farther from Florida than, well, you could have, you could have gone farther into Northern Canada, but you're in Vancouver, British Columbia this week. Yeah, buddy. I love coming up here. We've made several trips up here and we're doing a thing with the Vancouver police today and tomorrow. But man, we joke around how nice Canadians are. They are. I mean, it's just, it's unbelievable. And the cops here, just like cops in the US, the brotherhood and sisterhood is strong. Yeah. Well, guys don't know this. Murph got mugged last night and even the robber apologized for mugging him. They hate to do this. They say, you know, sorry, but I need some money. Okay. Sorry to take your money, please. Sorry to take your money. Then he goes to a restaurant and gets thrown out by the new squad that the Victoria police have up there. Oh man, I love this. They've got a restaurant squad. And so they sign on. It's not a restaurant squad that goes around and eating everybody's food, right? Oh no. Oh no. They're there to enforce. So all the restaurants are on board with this. And what it does is it allows the police to come in anytime they choose to just see if there's any riffraff, if there's any problems. And if they are, you know, like known gang members or motorcycle gang people, whoever, they can escort them out of the building. And they say, it's funny, cause it's been going, I think for several years now. And they said it's become so popular that when the known criminals are in there and they see the uniforms come walking in, they start shoveling the food in their mouth real quick because they know they're getting ready to get run out. I love it. I don't think we'd ever get away with it in the US, but I love it. And you were talking too, looking out your window, you know, as you're wrapped up in your four wool blankets, you know, and drinking hot coffee, you got sea planes, you got water planes taken off out there. Man, we're at this beautiful hotel, the Pinnacle Hotel right on Vancouver Harbor. And there's, there's a group of about, I think I counted 10 this morning when I got up there, the sea planes there go to the smaller communities around here that don't have runways. And so you see them all day long, landing, taking off right out of the Harbor. Vancouver's a very, very nice place. I've been up there before too. I've been on Vancouver and Victoria and Victoria Island and just, I mean, just beautiful area up there. So, but hey, well, we digressed a little bit there, so we thought we might hop into it. So, hey guys, welcome back again. Hey, this is going to be a unique episode too for a couple of reasons. I'll tell you about that in just a second. First of all, thank you guys for joining us. Once again, let's just do a quick bit of housekeeping. Hit Apple, Spotify, hit those five stars. It helps us out a lot. In fact, on Spotify, you can actually leave comments on the episode. So if you've got any comments for that episode, let us know about that. Also head on over to our website, game of crimes, podcast .com. You're going to want to go to the website for this episode because we're going to share a couple of pictures and we're going to wait till the second part of it. Wait till you, you'll hear you wait till you see the end of the episode. And by the way, too, Murph, I don't know if you saw this, I got to post Jim Lawler's picture. Jim just sent his golden eye picture. He is sitting on 1 billion folks, $1 billion worth of gold buried deep in the Swiss Alps somewhere.
A highlight from Begging for bubbles
"Hello and welcome to LectureCast, my name is Brian Crossguard, here with the one, the only Josh Olszowiec. Mr. Brian. Josh, how you doing, man? I'm fully engaged. Training goes on. Fully engaged. Fully engaged. That is a readiness state I wasn't prepared for. We have charts on my end that are - Yeah, you did preparation. I'm impressed. I did not. That's okay. But you encouraged me to look up some stuff that I want to talk about on the show. We're going to talk about bubbles today because I titled it Begging for Bubbles. Well, you mentioned my moving average video and clearly that just set off - Listen, I just need the price. I need the price to separate from the fast moving averages and the slow moving averages to the upside, of course. We need some bubblicious behavior. And listen, if you're feeling some FOMO, don't worry, you're not alone. You're just like Isaac Newton. We were talking about people who had gotten fleeced in bubbles and I really enjoyed this one. Even smart people struggle with FOMO. Isaac Newton invests in the South Sea stock, exits with the profit, then his friends get richer than him and then he re -enters with a lot of money at the top and then goes broke. I don't know. A year later. It's almost like the investor sentiment chart or Wall Street cheat sheet. It is except for the whole re -entry component and he's just like you. So if you're feeling FOMO, don't worry, there'll be other trades. There'll be trades. Take your time. I was going to ask you this too. What do you think is the most important thing about trading? Trade management. Discipline. I'd go even more basic. I'd say just make sure you have a seat at the table. There's always another trade. Yeah, yeah, yeah. Don't go broke. So that's part of trade management, right? Don't blow up. Yeah, it is. Don't blow up. Like the Solana stuff, we can talk about Bitcoin in a second, but Solana with the 45 and all you had to do was wait, you know, all you had to do is be patient. And you had your entry. I think it was a great setup. Most of us paying attention caught that. Same thing with LINK, right? It was hard to mis -trade that, I think. I hope, but I don't know. We looked at LINK for... Everybody looked at LINK. I thought. I don't even like the token. Anyway, I don't like Solana either, but that's another conversation. Point is, there's always another trade. There's always a trade somewhere. Be patient. Pick your battles. Be super choosy and look for specific stuff, right? If you're looking for a fastball, don't swing at a curveball, you know? Oh, baby. Speaking of baseball, did you watch the World Series at all? I did. I didn't. I saw it was the lowest rated World Series in history. Dude, what happened to frickin' Twitter's pasting URLs on to TradingView? I used to be able to do that. Oh, I have my drawings turned off. There it is. Classic. Oh, yeah. You knew what I was looking for. Yeah. I mean, look at this. I've pasted it on here like 17 times now. There we go. Do it one more time. There we go. Look at this. I mean, beautiful. I mean, the divergent top. Arthur, what are you doing, man? Well, I woke up and saw that and I was like, what? I hope he's kidding. Like, I hope he's not just now buying all the way up here. Sometimes I wonder, like, did he really buy back here and then he's just, like, saying this stuff at the top? I don't know. He seems too smart for this. But has he a great success of calling tops when he does these types of tweets. Yeah. That was in the high 40s, wasn't it? Yeah. I mean, this is an hourly chart. It was literally, like, 45 bucks. Yeah. Yeah. That didn't make sense to me. So, I hope he... He's immediately down 20 % if that's where he bought. I hope he's a little joking around with that, but maybe not. I don't know. But long term, like, that entry is probably fine. If you're trapped, quote, unquote, trapped in a spot position, I think you're fine. But you're holding for a while. If you're in a leveraged position, I think you're sweating it a little bit. You're not good. Your entry is 45. Yeah. The thing is... Tell us what the thing is. How many days was this? Let's just say from the breakout. You entered the day after to today. Two weeks. For two weeks, Solana, like, traversed this range. I've had this range for a long time, this 25 to 50, basically, 25 to 47, 50. That was the old range before FTX blow up. And then it spent a long time below that on its way to eight. And so, it got back in the range and then floated right back to the top of it. Why would you buy it at the top of that range? I really hope that wasn't the case, but maybe he's got a different time horizon. A lot of people... I'm not just calling out Arthur. A lot of people were feeling FOMO. I haven't really seen anybody on Twitter talking about anything. I don't know if that's just because Twitter's broken or what, but... I feel like a lot of people have been talking about the move that we've had over the past week or so. I haven't seen anybody saying, like, Sol, the 500. I haven't seen any of that stuff. No, not Sol, the 500. It's more like just, I told you so type stuff. Maybe you don't follow Z. Who's that? He's... I don't know. Maybe all my friends are liquidated. I don't know. I just... Handsome. Handsome. I call him Z. No, I haven't. I don't know who that is. Sorry. You're missing out. He's got a good call. He's going off about Coinbase now. Coinbase is at 200. His handle is BlackNoise06, but with a different spelling. He's a good trader, and he's been early on some of these, like, loud beliefs of something's going to happen. I mean, what? We said... Maybe he's just been talking about Solana so much that I'm like, everybody's talking about Solana. It's really just Ansem retweeting it, like, 35 times. Okay. I mean, we said what? Bitcoin, 28k was the level. I don't know if we said it on here, but 25 was the level for Solana. These are just horizontal levels, right? They're not like anything crazy. Yeah. I talked about this, I guess, on Bankless. Just like... The benefit we have right now is we're neither at all -time lows nor all -time highs, so therefore there's horizontal levels that you can compare it to, and you can just trade level to level based on daily, weekly closes, whatever floats your boat, and play it that way. If you're trying to really risk off and take it one trade at a time or whatever, if you're not looking at things with a longer -term lens, you can do that. What I would say right now is goodbye. Buy the retest at 30k if you get it. That would feel rough for a lot of people, 15 % drawdown, but if that occurs, that would be a good entry, right? I don't know what people are waiting for. I guess you're waiting for a COVID -style drawdown, because what's next in the economy? What's it going to take to bring Bitcoin back down is the question. If you're waiting for an entry still... A little bit of bad news, some kind of regulatory thing. There's plenty of things that can pull you back 15%. We can go to 30. You mean we're going to all -time lows type stuff, or not all -time lows, but multi -year lows? No, I'm just asking, if you haven't allocated or whatever into Bitcoin yet, what are you waiting for? Are you waiting for a yearly low? Are you waiting for 15k? Is that what people are waiting for? I don't know, I can't get in the head of bears. It's hard for me. Because we've got halving in less than six months, ETF in less than six months. Unless you just assume those things are priced in and or are bearish. I don't know. I don't know what you're waiting for at this point. I'm not saying we won't go lower, I'm just saying like, what is it going to take, you know? Yeah. If you're trying to think of... It's hard when these are hypothetical people of who's not deployed or whatever. But what would you be waiting on? Wouldn't you be looking for re -entry opportunities where you appear to have value? I mean, I don't think there's that. You think there's a lot of people in our ecosystem of active participants that expect like new multi -year lows? Or do you think most people are looking to just accumulate a little cheaper, if they're not all the way in right now? I just haven't seen enough to even gauge what sentiment even is, on Twitter at least. There's this macro out the yin -yang on Twitter, but I haven't seen too many people discussing crypto targets. I just haven't. Maybe I'm just following the wrong people, but... Yeah. Well, thankfully, the legacy media is kind of avoiding us right now, at least in terms of price action. They're all focused on Sam getting convicted, which he did. People, I'm sure everyone's seen this, but SPF was found guilty on all seven counts of, I don't know, different types of fraud. Well, that's the thing. You have a legacy media saying, I told you so about Sam, some of them, and the other half of them... Meanwhile, Bitcoin's up 100%. Right. They're saying, I told you so, crypto's dead, it's all a Ponzi. And I'm like, what? Am I living in a parallel universe? Am I looking at the wrong chart? So by the time they wake up to the fact like, oh, Bitcoin's at 50K. What happened? I thought it died. You know? SafeMoon people were arrested. Yeah. Good point. Oh, yeah. Lying on a what? It said SafeMoon guy was arrested yesterday. I saw they brought charges. I didn't realize they arrested anybody, but Josh, I mean, who would have thought? You named something SafeMoon, and it turned out they didn't have the best intent. Well... Apparently, it was even quite egregious. So I've heard, I don't know anything about their charges, but it's more than, we created a coin and we want to sell it. It was sneakier. They have had more egregious levels of crime they wanted to commit, I guess. I don't know. Anytime someone, it's like hex, right? Anytime someone tells you they're going to lock up tokens for X number of years and give you yield and no. SafeMoon. Can we just remember what happened last cycle and not repeat that this cycle? We just all collectively say we're not going to do that shit again, please? Yeah. But it keeps not your coins. If yields are higher, then the risk -free rate in the United States is probably not real. Okay. And what else did we learn? You know what is on the up and up right now? You tell me. Crypto books are coming out left, right and center. Like real books? Yeah. Like people are interested in the crypto story, the crypto boom and bust. We talked about the... Well, I think if you're not in it and you don't have a podcast empire like yourself, it's fascinating. Like I have real friends who they've been reading them like the Michael Lewis book, for example. And I kind of roll my eyes at that one. But buddy of mine that owns a local bookstore was telling me he kind of liked the Number Go Up. I think it's what it's called. Number Go Up, I think is what that one was called. So that was pretty good. More of a skeptical lens. But I saw another book. I think it came out like at the same time as The Conviction. And yeah, the outside world is interested in the story, but they are disinterested in the price action. And I find that fascinating. That's a good sign, I feel like for crypto. Well, people are still telling them it's for criminals and going to blow up. And don't I know what I was going to say about Solana relative to SafeMoon. If Solana pops off, they got to dodge some regulatory heat from the SEC or settle or something. Yeah. And I think that kind of stuff could definitely affect, especially, the altcoin landscape for how aggressive do regulators want to be in terms of who they go after, how they go after them. What's the expectation? Even in light of Ripple winning a huge portion of its case, I don't mean it's a free for all. No. And it doesn't mean Solana gets a free pass either. Or DeFi. DeFi. The UK wants to destroy DeFi. So does the United States. We need to stay with Bitcoin legislation. We don't have that either. There's an Elizabeth Warren video going around about basically just self -custody should be illegal. That was the moral of the story of our video. And the SEC just went after PayPal for their stablecoin. Yeah. What's that about? Well, you got to wonder, didn't they see that coming? I don't know. I don't know if they launched that thinking we need to be a part of the conversation. I don't know. It doesn't make any sense to me, but good for them for fighting the good fight, I guess. Should we talk about the list I made? Yeah. I made this list. It's going to trigger people. Josh prepared a list. I just usurped it and started talking about random crap. Trigger warning. Okay. Okay. It's talking about politics, religion, and war. Let's go. I didn't even know those things were on the list. Let's hear it. I think you have to have some sort of opinion about this stuff because it's related to markets, you know? I think you have to have an opinion. So this week... Where are we starting? We'll start with macro because we had a ton of macro stuff. I don't know if we need to explain each little thing here, but the UJ, the Bank of Japan, they stopped their yield curve control mechanism and let UJ weaken further or strengthen further. And potentially that just means they're going to stop selling United States Treasuries potentially. There was also bullish news on the refunding announcement that they weren't adding a bunch of long -term debt. They're going to veer from their historic plans of like 22 % short -term and go above that. So that made yields really happy. That made TLT get excited. This was before unemployment. You mean it made bonds happy? Yeah. Like yields went down, bonds went up. Right. Yeah. Right. Because the narrative before that was, hey, they're going to issue all this debt. It's going to be long -term because it has to be, because that's what the historical percentages were, blah, blah, blah, whatever. They're deviating from that. Okay. So that's maybe good short -term, but long -term, maybe not so much. I don't know. It depends on your viewpoint there. But then we had the Fed come out and say they're not going to raise rates. Rates probably topped for now. Again, that's like reading tea leaves and Rorschach tests. There are people saying the Fed can't hike anymore, they're done, but that's going to go out of control. You keep reading the list while I show the charts. Sure. Yeah. So 30 -year came way down. 10 -year came way down. I haven't checked the yield curve. I'll pick it up in just a minute. Basically all this is relevant because of its relation to risk -on -risk -off sentiment. It's certainly relevant for TLT, but then today we had unemployment. And you got to remember bad news is good news for risk because risk wants rates to come down. I don't think risk wants a recession, but I think the quicker we get there, the better. If we get there, again, you hear people on both sides of that argument, whether or not this is actually headed for a recession or not. It certainly feels like we are, but unemployment ticked up to 3 .9%. Job numbers were 30 ,000 less than expected. But if you consider the striking numbers, that actually evens out to reaching expected 180K. Anyway, point is bad news was good news. Dollar's way down. Yields are way down. And non -crypto risk markets are up on the news. So kind of a shift in the very near term, it's a shift. Long -term I think we're still in trouble because of the debt spiral, but high long -term yields have come down. Go ahead. Lining this up, if people aren't familiar with what's happening on this chart, the yield curve is inverted when it's red, and then the area filled portion is essentially how wide is the spread between the two and the 10. So we could be facing a scenario where yields are starting to go down, and then you create the, you uninvert as yields go down and start to see the spread widen and yeah, kind of a steepener effect. Historically, we get a recession after the un -inversion, unemployment also goes up after the inversion. I mean, this looks, there's a few recessions on here. This chart doesn't go back before 1988, so it's not that useful. Well, I don't think with the recession stuff, like why are we afraid of that happening? You know? Of a recession happening? Yeah. Like it's part of the business cycle. It's part, it's like life and death. You know? I don't know. It's like, we're afraid of talking about death. It's okay. You have to choose recession versus, you know, like sustained 8 % inflation. Most people would choose recession, or not most people, but like the holistic body would choose recession because they'll say, I'll be fine. It'll be other people, but I don't want inflation to be that high. Well, you're either in the camp that we're too restrictive, inflation's already come way down, enough's enough, bring rates back down, or you're in the camp that, hey, we're not to our 2 % target yet, PCE is still elevated, CPI is still elevated. All these other metrics still elevated and unemployment is still quite low. That's the other side of that coin.
THIS Is Why Greg Calls Ken Goodrich an HVAC Industry Titan
"Call you the Titan of the HVAC business world, just because you've done things so different than anyone else. But you've never been afraid to take advice. I mean, you've attended how many seminars throughout your career? Always willing to learn more. I mean, what, what does that say? And what, what does that tell our viewers on, you know, taking advice and listening to people that may know more than you? Well, let me tell you, when my go back to my original story, my origin story in, in one of those episodes, I was looking at trade magazine one night and I saw an active convention and I mean, I was at my last dollars, right? So I said, and, you know, it talked about networking and learning and, you know, you know, all the good stuff that these best practice groups bring. And it was in San Antonio. And I said, you know, I'm just going to go. So, you know, I took my last thousand bucks and went and I met some guys, older guys than me. I was probably, well, I was 26, 27 and started talking to them. And I wasn't afraid to ask advice. I guess that's another thing. So I would just ask, you know, and I didn't have any choice. So I had to get out of the hole. I had to find the answer. So I just started talking to them and they were open and sharing with me, invited me to lunch. And then, you know, after they started talking to me and figured out that I had a little bit to offer too, you know, we started to form some associations and groups. And that really taught me like, look, this is where I'm going to get the best information is these best practice groups where, you know, they have some written materials that I can use to implement on my own processes. But the most value is the fellowship that goes on between the members. Right. And, you know, you can find these guys are doing different things. And then the sharing that goes on. Hey, tell me how to run a sales department and I'll show you, you know, how I'm running my IQ program or something, you know, and that has really been one of my key learning methods is these conventions. And then I really have just really been a student of the industry. I got really interested in it, you know, talking about I really wanted out of the business and finding your passion. What I learned was your passion is something that you're good at. You know, if you get good at anything, it's going to be a passion because you're good at it and it gives you confidence. It gives you dopamine when you're doing it. And so I just got good at it. And the better I got at it, the more I applied myself because I wanted to be better. And I kept learning and kept learning. I went to Acca for a long time and then I joined Airtime 500. And 500, Airtime I was maybe in my mid 30s. And like, you know, every day, you know, they would have the big meetings, right? You know, you'd go to the seminars. I'd be there 45 minutes early and I would pick the front center seat. That was my seat, front center, I'm learning, I'm coming here to learn. And I would plan, okay, here's what the seminars things go to this one, this one, this one. Here's what I want to accomplish in this one. Here's what I want to accomplish in this one. Here's what I want to accomplish on the overall thing. I'm going to go to the trade show and vendors. I want to meet with this guy, this guy, and this guy. In other words, I'm going to invest the money and the time to go to these conventions. I'm going to plan it and I'm going to come away with something because it's so easy to go to those things and, you know, hang out at the bar at night, drink too much, miss the first meeting and then kind of half -ass the whole thing and hanging out with your buddies and really accomplish zero, right? Which is, which I see a lot of guys do. Yeah. So I just, that's how I learned. That's how I pulled it all together. And then the experiences that I had by selling my businesses six times, you know, and dealing with people who know things that I would never typically get exposed to, you know, like I said earlier, acquisitions and metrics and, you know, now I'm in the private equity world. We're dealing with big banking and big mergers and all kinds of stuff that, hey, sitting in an air conditioning shop, nobody would ever get the opportunity
Low Prices = Bloody Waters: Ken Goodrich Shares His Experience
"Often talk about the low price. You're in the, um, you're in the bloody water with sharks and there's too many in with you. And when you get into that clear water of the higher price, there's less competition. You know, people expect a good company to be higher. Anyway, we hear that often. We just expected you to be higher, uh, because they're seeing value and they're seeing quality and service as you know. And, uh, so it just, it just, it's called freedom. It gave us freedom. When I took your advice and we raised our price, it's freedom. It took us out of the bloody water, put us in the blue water where all the yachts are, and we're enjoying it now. Yeah. You don't let me tell you how I got there. I'll tell you a quick story. The day I got my driver's license, 16 years old, my dad hands me three service calls. She says, now you go run them, get in the van and run them. Cause I could repair an air conditioner by then. Right. So I got my buddy, Bob. I pick him up. I don't tell my dad. I said, I'd pick up my buddy so he can ride along with me. And so the first air conditioner, this is a spring time we get, we go up on the roof and it was, uh, it was one of those, uh, pillow block bearing blowers. And the, it, the shaft that he threw the bearing, all that stuff, the whole blower compartment had disintegrated and it was an old unit. And I said, Bob, you got to go down and tell the customer they need a new unit. Cause I was afraid too. Right. He goes, no, no, you do it. I go, Bob, this is why you're here. You got to go talk to him. You're better talking to me. So it's okay. We're 16 years old. He goes down the ladder. He says, you know, tells the customer that, you know, the condition of the unit and, you know, Ken says he doesn't recommend you put investing more money in this thing. It's too old. You should consider a new unit. And, uh, Bob comes back up in the ladder and goes, Hey, she says she wants it, but how much? I forgot to tell him how much. Well, I didn't know. So I said $4 ,800. So Bob goes back down the ladder, tells the customer, he comes back up with a check. He said, he says, okay, I told her we'd be back tomorrow to put it in. I said, okay, great. So we pack up. We go, we go to the second job, compressor short and old unit. Hey, Bob, go talk to the customer. Next thing I know, Bob comes back up with another $4 ,800 check. Then we go to the third job and the customer says, Hey, I was thinking about replacing this thing before you put any money in it, blah, blah, blah. How much does the new one cost? I said, $4 ,800. So he said, okay, let's just do that. So I sell three jobs on my 16th birthday. You know, the day I got my license, I never sold air disrupt for $4 ,800 each. Right. And so I go back to the shop and tell my dad and he kind of blows toughness. Where did you get that price? I said, well, that's what I heard you charge Mr. Henderson, you know, last week he goes, that was for a whole house and all the duct and it was a bigger system and blah, blah, blah. I said, Oh, you want me to give the money back? He said, hell no. You just learned the first lesson that customers will pay for value and they value us and they value you and they're going to pay for that. And so that was my lesson back way back then that has kind of kept me down that path. And I'm not afraid to, to make a profit. And by the way, let me throw this at you. Think about it this way. And this is why I tell some customers, let's say that your target is 20 % in net income, right? 20 % profit you're going to pay taxes on. Then you pay your typical, whatever, close to 40%, pay some state tax, whatever. So you're, you know, at the end of the day, you're at 10, 12 points, really net net. I mean, we only make 10 cents on the dollar. It's not like we're, you know, making 80 cents on the dollar. We're making 10 cents on the dollar, even by charging correctly. So when a customer comes at me and starts talking, I go, well, look, we make 10 cents on the dollar. Can I make my 10 cents? Like, do you want me to invest in your home by giving you 20 % back? Because if I give you 20 % back, I'm giving 10 more percent than I actually made. And I'm investing in your home for some reason. I'm not that Kirk, but you get the point.
A highlight from Crypto Couple: Making Bitcoin Fun, Affording Life and Family, Girl Boss Culture, AI, Bitcoin in 10 Years
"We realized, all right, let's see if we can try to take some of this knowledge that we are now gaining and put it into bite -sized forms, because that was also a great way for us to learn more, because trying to explain something in 60 seconds requires you to really know that. Hello and welcome to the Coin Stories podcast, where we get to explore the future of money, business, technology, and Bitcoin's revolutionary promise to boost economic prosperity around the world. I'm Natalie Brunell, and I'm here to learn with you. This podcast is for educational and entertainment purposes only. None of the discussions should constitute as official investment advice, and you should always do your own research. Please make sure you're subscribed to the show and hit that notifications button so you never miss out on any new episodes. This show is made possible and the content is free thanks to partnerships with companies I trust, and I'm very picky about who I choose to partner with, so I hope you take the time to listen to the ad reads throughout the show. Thanks for joining me, and if you're watching this on YouTube and want to see more videos like it, make sure to hit that like button. All right, it's time for the show. Welcome back to another episode. I'm so excited because I have two of my friends on this episode. Really excited to share Carla and Walker, better known as The Crypto Couple. Thanks so much for joining me. Thanks for having us. Thanks for having us. Okay, I want to hear a little bit about where you guys are from and how you became two of the funniest people and the most well -known in the space with your amazing videos. We kind of share similar Midwest roots and a little bit of the Eastern European flair between me and Carla. So tell me both of you a little bit about where you're from and how you grew up. So me, I was originally born in Bucharest, Romania. My dad escaped communism in 86. My mom and I came over in 93, and I grew up in Chicago, a great immigrant community in Chicago, Romanian immigrant community in Chicago is very lucky, but I always had a lot of education around money and authoritarianism just because of my background. So that definitely shaped a lot of things in my life that I didn't know they would just yet. It's definitely come into fruition now in the last three years, but yeah. Yeah, I grew up in the middle of nowhere, Wisconsin in a very small town. I think my hometown has a smaller population than the high school Carla went to. No way. Yeah, I think now it's up to about 2 ,500 people. So it's growing a little bit, but it was a very, very small town. Looking back, when you're young, it's like you can't wait to get out of your small home town. Can't wait to move into a big city and try things out, and then you get a little bit older and you get a taste of a few big cities and you start to think, man, I can't wait to get back to a small town again. It's amazing how our preferences change a little bit, but in contrast to Carla, I really did not grow up with a lot of certainly no monetary education. My parents were gracious enough to homeschool my sister and I, which was wonderful. And that was a, I'm very grateful for that experience overall, but there wasn't a lot of talk about money, financial knowledge in my household growing up. My parents did well enough to support us, but we were not by no means wealthy. We had a nice little life in a small town, but as I got older, I certainly learned a lot from Carla's dad about authoritarianism and monetary history. So I'm grateful for my American dad and my Romanian dad. Well, I can certainly relate to both of you, probably Carla a little bit more because I had the Eastern European immigrant parents as well who also grew up under communism and made sure to tell me not to trust anything that I hear, especially from the government. They were both gold bugs and all of that. So you guys met in college, right? Tell me about where you met and then your early careers before Bitcoin shifted things. So we actually, he's from Wisconsin, I'm from Chicago. Last minute, I decided to go to University of Wisconsin. Yeah, UW Madison, we met about the first, it was like the first week. Yeah, we were like 18. Yeah. So we've known each other for quite a while. A very long time. I was, I majored in industrial and systems engineering. Carla was in the journalism school, so we had journalism and business, no crossover for classes except for one site while I was still trying to chase her. People still wooed people back then. Well, she was, she said, she mentioned offhandedly that she was going to take this French class. I just wanted an easy A. Yeah. And I was like, well, you know, I could, I could parlay a little Francais. Yeah, he literally joined my French class. I was like, what are you doing? Which, which was very perfect. It worked out well, clearly, because here we sit today. But early career wise, I worked for Accenture as a, what do they call it? A digital business architect, whatever that means. Basically writing pseudocode for developers and spent about four years there before, before transitioning into a role with the family business. Where I've been working for the last 10 years. Yes. So Carla's got a little bit more time with the family business, including her entire childhood. But that was, it was nice to move out of the, the very massive corporate role at Accenture where I think there are like 350 ,000 people at that company. Like it's a small country to work in a family business where, yeah, you're, there's different types of stresses, but you feel like you're actually doing something that's more than just being a cog in a very, very, very large wheel. And like, admittedly, I, I went to grad school too for business just because like, again, realizing things now that I've gone into Bitcoin in the past, like I really was sort of in the rat race thinking that I had to get all these degrees and become this career woman. Like that was my plan for the longest time. And now here I am like about to become a mom and like doing creative stuff that I actually love. It's like a complete 180 that I literally never saw myself doing growing up. And I'm so much happier. Like it's crazy. Well, you guys are so perfect for it. Carla, did you always know that you were going to somehow end up working for the family business? And, and how did you guys come to start these creative videos that, that really have made such an important impact on the community? Because sometimes people take themselves way too seriously and you guys make it easy, but also fun to learn about Bitcoin. So if I always knew kind of, you know, when you're around a family business your whole life, I also wanted to give back because I'm very grateful for everything my parents have provided me and, you know, there's a business enabled to provide me. It's not a glamorous industry. It's like two way radio and distribution and system integration. So it's like nothing. It's very sexy. It's not sexy at all, but you know, it pays the bills. It's a job. But another part of it was my dad was always very supportive of, he always knew I was kind of a creative soul at heart. So he appreciated that I came to work for the business, but he also was very supportive when I was like, Hey, I also want to try something else on the side. So actually during the pandemic Walker and I started our own company on the side, just like to see, explore, like incubate a little startup, which we did for over a year. It's called get busy. And we were producing these hardware sensors and that was right when like the supply chain issues started. The timing could not have been worse for trying to source parts. Like we were, we needed chips and we were competing with like Sony and Nissan for chips. And actually we're still like, finally they're getting delivered in May, 2024. Like we placed these component orders like years ago. Whoa. But because we were in the startup mode, I started making content, video content again, just for the startup, which was like in the bar and nightclub industry. And I was like, Oh my gosh, I like forgot. I liked video editing. Like, you know, I'd studied some documentary filmmaking back in school and whatnot. And then once we got the news that no more manufacturing would happen for us for years, we were both like really sad and kind of depressed and on the couch. And I looked at Walker, I'm like, well, we make videos now. Like, why don't we just make a Bitcoin video? We both like, we both been on Twitter for a while. I think we both joined in like 2010 or 2011 and then discovered Bitcoin Twitter. This wonderful little sub, you know, sub vibe of Twitter. You know, probably around the start of the pandemic. 19? Well, yeah, 2019, 2020. And I'd just been lurking on there. And as you know, like we started making videos, I think May of 2021. Yeah, it was still a year. Started making crypto couple videos, May, 2021. And we had just been like, the vibes were not very great at that time. It was right after we'd blown off the first top from the initial all time high. After we like smash bought at 63. Yeah. You know, after, you know, buying like all the way up to that top and then watching it drop down to, I think it got down to like, you know, 28 at one point. And that was like in June of 2021. And the vibes were pretty harsh on Twitter at that time. And as you correctly said, people were just taking themselves so very seriously. And Carla literally looked at me and was like, you know, We had nothing to lose either. No, yeah. Like we had no audience. We had no plans. We were literally just on the couch. We were like, crypto couple has two C's like alliteration. That's fun. Let's just make a video. Ha ha. And then like it went viral, the first one on TikTok. On TikTok. So we weren't even on Twitter yet as our Bitcoin promoting personalities. This was just purely on TikTok. Like first one just took off. Before TikTok, like then later kind of shadow banned us. And now we don't use that really at all anymore. But it was your first video. It was the types of Bitcoin haters. It was like, you know, any time that's the beautiful thing about this industry is that both within it and externally, there is so much fodder for content because either people we can we can laugh at ourselves internally. There's plenty to laugh at. Oh, yeah. But there is so much more to laugh at from people not understanding it from without. Bitcoin? Yeah, I looked into it a little bit, but my managing director says it's probably going to get regulated. So hey, Jimbo, what's the score? Bitcoin is used for a lot of illicit demands, and that's what the U .S. dollar is for. Tulip mania, Ponzi scheme, bubble. I think that sums it up. To me, it's like, why do you need privacy if you have nothing to hide? We actually recommend that our high net worth clients launder their money with us to eliminate the risk of jail time. I just think we need to conserve our natural resources for more important things like YouTube or Christmas lights. Look at the price of Bitcoin, then look at the price of gold. The price of gold stays steady. In other news, Bitcoin is dead again. Back to you, Tom. And so, you know, we made it was very easy to pick like eight or 10 different people that hate Bitcoin, personify them and put it out there. And it struck a chord. And we were like, whoa, people really like this. So many people were commenting like, we need more stuff like this. So we were like, OK, like, again, no plan, no, you know, we just started accumulating costumes as we went. We had no idea that years later we'd be emceeing events or going on podcasts. Like it all just happened. I mean, if I will say anything, it's consistency. Like, yeah, we just kept producing. In the beginning, we were making over a video a day, which was a lot of work. It is crazy to think about. I mean, I can relate to that as well. I had no plans for my podcast to become my job. And I came out right around the same time as you guys. And you're but you're both so it just comes so naturally to you. I think that's why so many people love the videos. They like it's just you're so naturally funny and you guys don't take yourselves too seriously. But yet you get across these very, very important smart messages. But how did you discover Bitcoin? Did you both learn about it around the same time? Like, what's that story? It's time for a quick break to hear these messages from my partners. First up, Bitcoin Conference 2024, the world's largest Bitcoin event is coming to Nashville next year. Come join us for three full days of keynotes, panels, networking events, workshops, concerts and more. My first ever Bitcoin conference was back in 2021. And that's where I dropped my first episodes of Coin Stories. Not expecting this to become my full time job. Just hoping to meet Bitcoiners and find more guests for the show. Anything can happen here, especially if you dream of working in the industry. Ticket prices go up every month until the big event. So don't miss out. You want to get your tickets early. And for 10 % off, use the code HODL, H -O -D -L at B .TC slash conference. I'll see you in Nashville. Next up, Fold. Fold is the best Bitcoin rewards card and shopping app in the world. You can earn Bitcoin on everything you purchase from Amazon to groceries to your Bitcoin conference ticket with Fold's Bitcoin cashback debit card. And you can play to win free satoshis or even a whole Bitcoin by spinning the rewards wheel. This is a great app to get someone totally new to Bitcoin and way better than earning reward miles and points. Head to foldapp .com slash Natalie. And if you use my link, you'll get 10 ,000 sats when you sign up for Spin or Spin Plus and spend at least $20 on the card. All right, back to the show. Well, I first heard about Bitcoin in like 2014. We all heard about it in college for like some, you know. It was the Silk Road days. For the obvious reasons. And I had a buddy of mine that was utilizing the Silk Road. And he was like, dude, have you heard of this Bitcoin thing? Like I have to use it on the Silk Road. I'm like, dude, I don't care. I don't want to know what you're doing. We were young. You know, just whatever, man. And boy, it's like one of those things where you look back and you're like, wow, if only I would have not just dismissed it immediately. But like most people do dismiss it immediately. Right. Like more power to the people who heard about Bitcoin way back when and immediately were like, I get this. This is the most important thing that's ever going to exist in terms of money. That was not me. That was not most. That was. Yeah. And then next, your dad. So, yeah, for that, for me, like he didn't really none of us picked it anything up in college, like the next time we actually got exposure. My dad, because he follows things closely. He was like, oh, Carla, like, have you heard of this cryptocurrency? It's a very good imitation. Like I was like, no, what's that? But I'm like, OK, I'll look into it. And at the time, I obviously did not look into it much because I was like, oh, my gosh, like I can't spend that much on a Bitcoin. So I was like, well, I'll just buy Ethereum then because it's cheaper. This was like peak, though. This was like when Ethereum was like four hundred dollars. So I was like, yeah, I'm going to buy one ETH. Good for me. And I like start telling him because we were. What were we at the time? Are we engaged? I don't know. No, not not. I don't know. We were about to be engaged. But I was like, I bought this Ethereum. And he was like, well, I was like, man, I'm pretty short on cash right now. I can't even like I can't even afford a couple of ETH. I'll just get one of these lite coins because that's like that's like the third most expensive one. So like that'll probably maybe it'll get us, you know, be worth as much as Bitcoin sometime. And I'll make a bunch of money like no Bitcoin because I can't afford a full Bitcoin. It's like, yeah, again, did not go deep at all. And then it crashes down. And I was like, I'm never touching this again. This is stupid. I can't believe I did this. Like all of this is so dumb. And then you just tuck it away in the back of your brain for a few more years. And then the pandemic rolls around. And like it was, you know, March 2020, things start to get really weird. They start shutting things down. They start at this point. I was following kind of monetary news more carefully than I ever had before, because I was like, what is going on? Where is all this money coming from? How are they just sending stimulus checks to all these people? Like, you know, I got one. And like, why did I get one? Like, I don't really need this right now. But a lot of people are in this case. There's so much money and we had nothing better to do. I mean, so that's like 2020 is when I finally went down the rabbit hole, so to speak, or my journey into the never ending rabbit hole of Bitcoin and just started like slowly with whatever, you know, I had more spare cash because nobody was doing anything. We weren't going out. We'd moved to the middle of nowhere, Wisconsin. Our expenses dropped a lot. And so it was like, okay, let me just start buying a little bit of Bitcoin and learning more. And he brought it up to me and I was like, well, I got nothing better to do. And so that's honestly what happened. And at this point, again, that was when we kind of kicked up our start, our startup. So we, you know, we're not solely focused on Bitcoin. We were just DCA into it. We were learning more about it, you know, lurking on Twitter. And then after the startup kind of went on pause, still on pause, that was when we were both like, okay, now we've been, you know, we've stacked Bitcoin up to this recent, like, all time high. And now we're still stacking as it goes down to this little bottom. And that was when we decided, okay, let's start to share, like, let's bring a little bit of levity to the space, but let's also see, like, all the education that's out there is super long form, which is great. Like, it is wonderful once you've gone down the rabbit hole to listen to a four hour podcast between a couple of, you know, guys who are really going deep into monetary theory and all these things. But you know what, for like 99 % of people when they're just starting out, that is of no help or interest. Like, I'm in the space and I still, like, don't even always want to listen to that.
A highlight from Doug Giles
"Welcome to the Eric Mataxas show. We'll get you from point A to point B. But if you're looking for point C, well buddy, you're on your own. But if you'll wait right here in just about two minutes, the bus to point C will be coming right by. And now here's your Ralph Kramden of the Airways, Eric Mataxas. Folks, welcome back. In this brief segment, I'm going to talk to the author of a brand new book. Now the title of the book should be obvious. In fact, not only should it be obvious, it is obvious. The title of the book is obvious. Albin Sator is the author, obviously. Albin, everything in the book is the statement of things that we've got to say over and over because they're true and we're living in a time where people are trying to shove lies down our throats. So the book is humorous, pithy, and unfortunately important. Obvious, seeing the evil that's in plain sight, doing something about it. There's something in here. The beautiful part of this book, one of the beautiful parts of this book is your kindergarten picture. You actually, in the book, there's a picture of your kindergarten class. I could cry. It's so cute and beautiful. I know. The children are so cute, especially those two twins in the back row. I'm telling you, they're the cutest. Are you one of those twins? I'm guessing. I might be. And my identical twin brother is standing right next to me. I think. I can't tell because I can't tell us apart. Wait, are you both identical? Yeah. My mother and father assured us, let's just put it that way. Because it doesn't really, if only one of you is identical, then you can't be identical twins. That's just the way it works. There's a mirror at the end of that aisle. And I think it's just, but anyway. It's a picture of your kindergarten class. You and your twin brother are in the back row. So go ahead. Yeah. And this is okay. I'm going to give a little bit about my age here. This was the East street school that doesn't exist there anymore. They tore it down for I -279 or something like that in Pittsburgh. Anyway, but we're all lined up. This is May of 1960. Okay. This was as early as you can get in the sixties. And I talk about the specific things in the photo itself. It's besides the fact that everybody's cute and none of the kids is overweight. We're all, you know, we're all in our Sunday best as it were. There's like 22 of us. And there's another era. None of these kids is doing blow. I mean, it's an era where kindergarteners are not doing cocaine. But seriously, it's such a beautiful picture. I really could get choked up looking at it. Yeah. And I it's so funny because I'm even looking at the little girl that I found so cute. I was like, boy, I'd like to marry that one down there. And here I am five and a half years old, of course. And there's even in the middle, there's even, this is 1960 folks. There's a black baby doll among the toys in the front of the picture. I thought Mattel in 1990 came up with black baby dolls. What they had them actually in the 1960s. Oh yeah, folks. And there's like four black children in the group. And then, you know, at the time it was probably, I don't, you know, which was about, what is that about 15, 20, 20 % of the children. And we're in a neighborhood. It's like the lower middle -class neighborhood where that kindergarten was. So it was representative. And this is 1960 folks. Remember what happened at the end of 1960, how all H E double toothpicks broke out. Yeah. But anyway, that's why I love that picture. You should really spell out the word toothpicks, if you don't mind in the future. Well, or, or hockey sticks too. Either way. So this is a picture of your kindergarten class and what is the larger point that you're making? Because that's, I mean, the title of this chapter, these are all very short chapters, is what a difference a decade makes. Yes. One of the obvious things I'm stating, and the reason why I have the children there, there's an article that goes along with that. And it, I think it's titled one of the chapters racism is for losers. And my, when my mother was picking us up at the kindergarten one day, another mother, I overheard this said to my mother, Oh, look at, look at your twins. They're playing with that little black boy over there. And I talking about because our best friend, there was one of the little black boys in the school. And we didn't, we're not aware of him as being black. He was just your friend. Yeah. Because he played with the same toys and had the same, you know, kind of sense of fun that we had because we were children and nobody was saying, Hey, you know, you may think you're a little boy, but you twins, you're not identical twins. Want to use a little girl and want to use not a little girl. You see what we're talking about? Nobody was shoving any of this stuff down to anybody's throat back then. This is 1960 folks. What happened at the end? Where are we today? How far are we come? Like how far backwards have we gone? And I get fired up about this stuff, right? Well, no, it is, it's just astonishing that the, the innocence, this is one of the great crimes of our time. And this is why, ladies and gentlemen, you need to be doing your part in the war against evil, whatever that means. Running for school board, homeschooling your kids, being a poll watcher, whatever God calls you to do. Cause God has a job for every one of us, but to combat the lies, you have to face the fact. And again, this is one of the points of the book that one of the things that is obvious is the loss of innocence. And that to me is one of the most heartbreaking, maybe the most heartbreaking thing is the loss of innocence that little kids, because of the madness on the left, they're growing up in a world where they're being made aware of things that they should never be made aware of at a young age. They should not hear about this at a young age. They shouldn't be confused about sexual identity. It shouldn't be even introduced to them. And little kids are being forced to deal with this. They're being forced to deal with the concept of racism. It is so wrong to impose this kind of stuff on children. It's bad enough when you try to impose it on adults, but the idea, just looking at that picture in the book, that it really was a more innocent time.
A highlight from 102 - FTX Exchange Reboot, Record Token Staking, SBF takes the stand, and More!
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Whether you're a seasoned pro or new to the world of crypto, we've got you covered. Each week, we'll break down the top news stories of the past seven days, giving you the information you need to stay on top of the latest trends and developments. Plus, we'll share quick bites of news and insights that you won't want to miss. If you're new to crypto, we recommend starting with our early episodes where we break down the basics and give you the solid foundation to understand the crypto world. Join us as we explore the ever -evolving world of crypto currency and educate ourselves along the way. On this week's episode, we discuss the final stages of the FTX exchange reboot. We look at the huge increase in token staking of late and finish off with Sam Bankman -Fried and him taking the stand. Which is the final part of the trial happening in New York City. My name is Tracey and this week it's Blake and I as Craig has laryngitis. Get well soon buddy. Yeah, not too good Craig, Blake. Yeah, hey Tracey, great to be back. Some interesting stories and a brand new segment that we'll talk about a little bit into this week's episode, one that I'm super excited about. It is pretty funny. You have to hang around for that one folks. Too bad Craig's not here because he would love this one. Yeah, right up his alley. It is. Let's get started. Quick chat about the market. October finishing today, still sitting around the 35 ,000 mark where we were this time last week. That's right, Trace. We cracked $50 ,000 Australian dollars per Bitcoin. So, you know, I think we can say that the bear market might be over. I have been a bit of a bear and I'm feeling bullish, so yeah. Is it up only from here mate? I know November is notoriously a bad month, so we'll see. I'm feeling good, but yeah, it's pointing in the right direction. I think it all comes off the back of, you know, the speculation about the Bitcoin ETF. There's been more registrations for the tickers on the clearing system for the NASDAQ, which is where the Bitcoin ETFs will be listed for trading. Which suggests that the players that will be managing these ETFs are already preparing all of the groundwork for their product to be listed and traded. So there's nine all up potential and we will know by the 10th of January, so getting closer and closer. That's it. Let's move on to our first story, Blake. A FTX exchange is getting closer to its restart. The FTX are reportedly evaluating three proposals for its relaunch, with the final decision expected mid -December. The move, which follows discussions around a potential restart of the exchange, could be crucial for refunding those customers who lost money during its shutdown. Although the bidders' names remain undisclosed, potential options look to include a total sale of the exchange, a partnership or an independent relaunch by FTX. Although the latter, I'm told, is probably not going to happen. So it's interesting to see the timing of this as well. Obviously, we know the trials going on. What do you think? This is obviously good news for the customers. Yeah, you know, we spoke about this with Jax when we had him on as a guest. It's a great opportunity to restart a great business or at least the platform and the user experience and the product was great. And yeah, hopefully all the creditors get paid back in full and then people were happy with the product. There were millions of users on there, so they might be able to restart the business. Because obviously the funds get given back onto the exchange so that people decide to keep them on there, take them off. Correct, yeah. And interesting to see who those bidders are, those last three. Well, I think we had some leaks early on that there were large financial institutions like trading houses and banks. We'll see what deal comes of that one. Next up, according to new research, more tokens are being staked than ever. According to State, their latest report told us, staking rates for the top 35 proof of stake currencies hit a record high of 52 .4 % in quarter three. Marking an increase from the previous quarter of 49 .3%. The report also found the networks with the highest staking rates were Aptos, Su, Minasilana and Cosmos. However, these higher staking rates led to a decrease in staking yields with an average yield dropping to 10 .2%. Blake, do you want to explain a little bit more about this to the listener and why that drop in yield occurs? Yeah, of course. So, you know, these layer one blockchains and sometimes layer two chains, they incentivise their token holders to stake their tokens to validate transactions on the network. So it's kind of like a clearinghouse, they're lending their computing power and they're staking a financial incentive to say that, hey, we're trustworthy, we should be allowed to verify your transactions on the network. And this contributes to the security and the robustness as well as the availability of the blockchain. So as a result, the fees that you pay with your transactions on the blockchain go... Towards that yield. But there is a yield curve. And what I mean by that is that the more people that stake, the safer the network becomes. And that means proportionally, everyone will get a smaller percentage of the total fees that are being generated by the network. When there are less people staking, there's a larger incentive for more people to stake because people are getting proportionally more rewards on the network. So blockchains some have your higher rewards, others have less. I think Ethereum... Yeah, what's with Ethereum then? You're getting about four and a half percent per annum, probably not too dissimilar to what you would get in a bank account. And then you're contributing, it's kind of like a term deposit, you're contributing to the success of the network. What's interesting though is that Ethereum is on the lower end of total tokens staked proportional to the tokens on issue. With only about 22 % of all tokens on the Ethereum network being staked and validating transactions. So this is a slow process, but I think that overall, we can expect that these numbers increase over time as the tooling and the infrastructure for easy staking becomes available. Because there are risks associated with it. If you mess it up, you could lose your coins. Yeah, that is a little bit risky. Well, it's still a bit of a return on the bank, obviously. Yeah, that's right. If you're putting in a term deposit, it's quite similar. Okay, interesting. Well, we can put a link to that report in the show notes if everyone wants to read it. That's a good idea. Let's do that. We'll pop that in there for anyone that wants to delve a little further into staking. Moving on for an update on the SBF trial. In an unusual move, Sam Bankman -Fried was questioned without the jury present. We weren't sure whether he was actually going to stand and be questioned himself, but he was. While answering questions from both the defense and the prosecution, they asked the jury to leave. This is last Friday that this happened, and apparently the judge wanted to have a conversation with just him on his own. So this happened last Friday break, but then he was on the stand again yesterday, correct? Correct, yes. Then yesterday, he took the stand to be questioned again and by both his lawyer and by the prosecution. SBF had largely offered vague responses to date, often stating that he does not recall conversations or statements that he made in the past. In fact, he said, I don't recall more than 100 times in court on Monday, many times with regard to aspects of allegations directly involved in the theft of about $10 billion from FTX users. So that's basically all he's saying at the moment. He does not recall. That's his line. I think it was left there yesterday, and he's got one more day on the stand today. Tomorrow our time. So we'll see how that's going, but he's sticking with this story that he basically does not remember a lot, and he's denying any wrongdoing. And apparently the judge was none too happy with his time on the stand either. I don't think she's a big fan. So we will see how that goes, but that is the end of the questioning now, and I think they deliberate for the next two or three weeks, and then we'll get some kind of result. Moving on, folks. It's time to unveil our newest segment. It is Dobbin Degen. We want you to spill the crypto beans on one of your friends who is a real degenerate, whether they're riding pumps to the moon with speculative tokens or maybe selling their car to buy an NFT or meme coins. Maybe they've believed in the most obscure, unbelievable project that's really to their detriment, and they can't see reality. We've all got one of those mates. Some more than others, maybe. So drop us an email and Dobbin a mate for a chance to share their epic crypto adventures with the public. You can do this anonymously via an email or leave us a voice message. We'll put the details in the show notes below, and we'll read out the funniest stories that we receive. That's right, Trace. We have made all the mistakes in the book, and we've seen our friends and family make all the mistakes as well. From punting on shitcoins, leverage trading, speculative yield farming, and buying stupid looking JPEGs hoping that somebody in the future will buy them for a higher price. We've learned from our mistakes though, Tracee, and that's why we offer a product like Bamboo, because the DCA strategy is a tried and tested strategy for investing particularly into a volatile asset class. And our customers are yielding great results from that strategy even through the bear market. So Dobbin a DJ, so we can learn from their mistakes and have a laugh along the way. Absolutely. So this week, we are Dobbin in a mate of ours, aren't we Blake? That's right. We don't want to name and shame him completely, so let's call him Rod Sturges. Blake, what has Rod been up to? Rod's certainly a character, and I think he typifies this segment. And I've got a couple stories. There's probably many you could have chosen from. That Rod has. Well, first of all, he is a big fan of the Project Star Atlas. I don't know if anyone else has heard about this, but it's a metaverse game, a futuristic metaverse game.
A highlight from Nashville and Bitcoin October Updates at Bitcoin Park
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"buddy" Discussed on The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times
"We are taking out he said that without these parole programs and other legal pathways that migrants would be vulnerable in the hands of smugglers. We are enforcing our immigration laws, including those of accountability and humanitarian relief. We are enforcing expedited removal and investigating and disrupting the smuggling and drug trafficking organizations. Do you trust has also defended that application, the CBP one app. They say that it's free that it cuts out smugglers that it decreases, exploitation of migrants, and that it improves security and efficiency, and they say that they've worked to fix the bugs on the app, but of course I think the response to that would be that it hasn't come quick enough and that the app still has all of these issues. And privately, Biden administration officials acknowledge that it feels like this policy was driven by the electoral politics of the southern border and that it was disappointing to see that the politics trumping values they felt were long held and those values being allowing asylum access regardless of the way. My rents across the southern border. Finally to the both of you, how would you place what's going on right now in the bigger context of U.S. immigration history because on one hand, we could say, oh yeah, the Statue of Liberty bring me your poor tired huddled masses, but we've also long severely limited migration from certain countries, both in the past and the present. So where do we place what's going on now in that bigger context? I think like I mentioned earlier, this new policy eliminating a settlement of borders version of a Trump policy. And while this administration says it's going to be in place for a limited amount of time that it's not forever. You just can't imagine a situation where any Democrat for the foreseeable future will decide to go back to the way it was. If you cross the border, regardless of the way you crossed it and you said you were seeking asylum, you would have access to protections in the U.S.. You would have to go through hurdles, right? You would have to go through screenings and go through the court process, but you would have that access. It's hard to imagine that any future administration would actually say, okay, we're going to get rid of the limits of the border and place themselves into the political debate on this issue. It just seems impossible. Yeah. It's absolutely right. I mean, there's this tension between asylum being recognized under national and international law as this legal right. As he said, regardless of how somebody arrived to the U.S., but this is obviously a dramatic departure from that notion.
"buddy" Discussed on TuneInPOC
"Line alone I see you fell out here and look good in all corners so go you take it I thought go blow man you ain't talking to my mother so you can only see those so they don't call me what buddy said brand new look it all on and get all the glo mo she was right on the boat bring out me over 60 leave us on the floor. I need only independent ladies on the floor. How
"buddy" Discussed on Daily Whispers
"And the work that I do, and I want to encourage you to really listen and to really think about, if you don't have an accountability partner, how you can find one. So we call this a swim buddy, swim bodies are adopted from the navy seals. Navy seals you swim buddy is that person that would literally drown for you. And that person that's going to hold up the mirror to your face. So that you can see where your stock what you're doing, what you're not doing. I learned about to embodies first from my work with the flow genome project. In our coaching course, and we had swim buddies that we needed to check in with daily. And I've incorporated this into the work that I do in the arena in the masterminds that I run every single month for women. I swim buddy can be someone that could be your BFF, right? It could be a coworker. That you see a lot, it could be a neighbor, and it could be me. Truly, if you don't have a swim buddy, and you need one, just reach out to me. I'm happy to get you started so that you understand the dynamics of having one in your daily life. So in the arena, we have swim buddies, and it's about daily check ins. Daily check ins in the inner arena. It's more about the interactions. Those practices that build mental fitness. Move, nourish, sleep, connect, explore. And in a swim body will help you to see your weaknesses see where you get fatigued. What you say you're going to do and you don't do. And it also helps you to shine a light on your strengths, so it's not all about the negative. It's really just about exposing you to you. And it is so powerful in moving the needle. If you want to feel your best and perform your best, if you want to be held accountable for your daily actions, then you want to find yourself. You swim buddy. It will be your secret weapon. Especially if you're really feel ready to raise your game here. So you want to choose someone who's going to be honest with you. You want to choose someone who is going to be available to you who's actually going to show up. And you want to choose someone that you can express your clear goals, too, and have an agreement with. So it's very simple. It's like, will you be my swim buddy? So that I can in the a.m. and the p.m., check in with you. To let you know what my goals are for the day. And then what I did at the end of the day, will you do that will you bear witness for me, and hold me accountable? To doing that every day. And I will do that for you. And that's what we do in the arena. We do an a.m. check in. And we do a p.m. check in. And if you want a little more information on the specific language we use, what we check in with, I'm happy to share that. You just have to reach out to me, hello, it care Bradley dot net, or find me on social, and I'll give you that language. I'm happy to share that. Having a swim buddy has been a game changer. Like I said, it's a secret weapon. To help you be held accountable, otherwise I will tell you we all do this, we pay lip service to ourselves. Today, I am going to start this today, I'm going to, or I know I need to do this. And then it never happens because we get stuck on that busy automated sidewalk called life. My friend, there was never been a more important time to get those daily practices in check to feel stronger, calmer, more clear, more often to find that center before you move into your day. And a swim body, someone who's going to be honest with you. Who's going to hold you to your goals, who's going to hold you accountable, can be the game changer. It has been for me in so many other women that I work with in the arena. So I look forward to hearing from you and sharing what we are doing and sharing this language that I use, and that we use with each other. Find that swim buddy,.
"buddy" Discussed on Animal Radio
"Coal. Coal in your stock? I wasn't there. I wasn't a good boy this year. But my dogs and my wife got everything they wanted. It's a tradition every year in my house that we actually have all the gifts wrapped in for our pets. And the pets know, and they actually rip open their gifts, even the bird rips open their gifts. Do they wait, though? They get excited. They don't wait. It's funny because they know something's going on. They're up for all of their bark and they get us up. They run down. They run through the Christmas tree. Usually they run through the refrigerator. They wait for their gifts. Well behaved animals. Can you put the rap presents under the tree ahead of time? Or will they get into them? No, I can't. Don't try to get into we won't let them keep trying. This is edible radios, Christmas show. A little different than we usually do. We're all sitting around, roasting our chestnuts, and listening to stories and music for the holiday today. Now, if you missed any part of the show, you want to hear any of these stories back, head on over to the website at animal radio dot com after every show we post a podcast and you can download that podcast or let's say you live in one of the cities where there's only one hour of animal radio. You can listen to the entire show. Yeah, it's actually a two hour show. Head on over to animal radio dot com, get the entire show over there. It doesn't seem like that long ago, but it's been 19 years since a little ball of joy and fluff came into my life and changed it forever. I was working for a property management firm in San Francisco and was asked to relocate to Texas to oversee an apartment complex there. Soon after my wife, Linda and I arrived, the building maintenance man discovered a little mutton a recently vacated apartment. The dog was in a closed closet with no food or water. The maintenance man and his wife were unable to keep her, so Linda asked me if we could do so. Just for a little while. I reluctantly agreed but added, just for a few days. A nickname the dog shorty, and shorty took to me like you wouldn't believe. She followed me everywhere. She was closer than a shadow, and when she lay beside me on the couch or in bed, you couldn't get a dime between us. Both Lin and I quickly knew that a little while was going to become a lifetime. When our time in Texas came to an end, we returned to San Francisco, where shorty adjusted to being a city dog. We take her to the park and for walks around town, but it wasn't the same as when she and I went running out in the fields together, just enjoying the day and one another. That was truly our favorite time. In San Francisco, shorty learned how to play baseball. She absolutely loved it. Linda pitched, I hit and shorty field of the ball. She would catch it in the air, or at most on one hop. Trot up to Linda, give her the ball and then run back to the outfield and bark as it to let us know she was ready for more. As time went on, Linda wish she had a dog that was as devoted to her as shorty was to me. So one day we went to the SPCA. Sitting in the back of a cage was a terrier mix, a little bigger than shorty, but with the same coloring. He had the biggest brown eyes and was just begging to be taken home. And he was. Shorty and buddy took to each other from the beginning and people used to think they were brother and sister. Some years later we rented a little house with a fence in a room for shorty and buddy to play in. By then in her old age, shorty started losing her teeth, and her tongue used to hang out of the side of her mouth. She also lost her sight and hearing, but buddy became her eyes and ears. He knew that when shorty went to the front door embarked once, the way she had always done, she wanted to go outside. But now she needed assistance, and buddy knew exactly what to do. He would take her ear in his mouth and gently guide her down the steps to the lawn, where he would lie down and watch her roaming around smelling everything she could. When she was ready to come into the house, shorty would stand motionless, Bart wants, and again, but he would go to her, take her ear and guide her up the stairs to her bed. One evening, the door was open, and shorty somehow made it down the stairs unattended, but she collapsed at the bottom. I carried her to her bed and she lay there for a day whimpering. Just as she had 17 years earlier in that dark closet. I told Linda that it looked like it was about time. Linda knew what I meant and nodded. We took shorty to the vet that night, and as expected, there wasn't anything she could do. She helped us feel better by asking us to think of all the positive things that shorty had brought into our lives. I will always feel grateful for that. I decided to remain with shorty. The vet left us alone in a room, and I stood just stroking her. I think we both gathered some comfort and being with each other. When it was over, I cradled her, not ever wanting to let her go. Today her ashes and her pictures to the top are dresser. When the time comes, I've requested that I to be cremated and Linda has promised me that she will scatter my ashes together with those of shorty in the biggest field she can find. Then,.
"buddy" Discussed on Out of Bounds Podcast
"Like, a bunch of fucking snowflakes. I'm like, buddy. I'm like, how ignorant can you be like you are showing your privilege in a disgusting way right now? For people to say it's just a word. You can't say anything anymore. You need to be hypercritical. It's like, no, it's not that hard to shift your narrative and to be inclusive. I agree. I just like obviously I have a side, but I just think we're on your side. But no, I mean, it's, it just feels like there's a right and wrong anymore. And one is holding on to. What was. And obviously there's a majority of our society that aligns with that and feels extremely threatened right now. And so anything that potentially changes that or acknowledges anything. But is, yeah, it's threatening to those people. And so I get it. But I'm like also like whatever. Like, you're wrong. I really, you know, I just, I think, in this case, I think that. I do. I think there needs to be space for everybody. Here too. And I think yeah, I think these brands have some capacity to be on the right side if they choose to be. So, you know, and I think you look at certain brands that are doing a really good job of doing that. You know, whether it's in the, you know, whether it's in the hard good side or in the resort side, I think there's yeah, there's brands that are making it clear which side they want to be on. And I think and then I think, you know, that's important to me. So but in terms of just wording,.
"buddy" Discussed on 790 KABC
"Buddy. Yeah, funny going away. I was watching that option this weekend. Oh, yeah, There's a Pontiac convertible. Oy, I can't remember what style of was $180,000. Wow, I'm watching it, too. And I saw Mustang. I did like a race car that number three on it, but had no tell I went for a million and a half dollars at Barrett Jackson. And yeah, it was, uh, Uh, man's buying. Thank you are, you know way to screw up the shouldered? Yeah. Just about Malcolm. Malcolm. Yeah. Make up. Make up Make okay. Me come auction and Parnelli Jones were selling some of his car truck went for a million 8,000,007. I think it was 1.712 Baja 1000 and went for a million eight. That's crazy yet that Mustang had number 202 and that went forward. I think it was 130 What Mustang or something? It was the first one or something of this nature. I've met him Parnelli Jones. He This has stood to show you to listen to show I think he still does. His son probably does as well Greg folks, If you miss any part of the motorman show would just like to hear. Hear it all over again. Well, here's your chance. Now there's motorman Leon Kaplan and Lance Kaplan on the man. Just go to kbc dot com and click on demand. There. You'll find previously broadcasted programs of my shows where I was shows that's uh Leon cap on the man at kbc dot com or motorman. You know, you can read my bio, and then you can see what a good looking guy I'm going to get a picture you put on their son. And so they can. You know, I want to keep keep you living your life, man. Okay? I don't want to take anything from you. No. So my legs are better where your legs are better. There's no doubt about that. Folks would like to drop me a line here and I always like to get letters. I don't get many letters that I used to. Because everybody sends me emails. Now you know so letters. But I do like to get a nice letter down, then 89 65 Lynn, Blade Street, 89, 65 Lynn Braids Lynn Blade Street. Culver City, California nine. Oh, 232, and drop me a line there. It's fun, and I can read it on the aerospace of somebody I want to mention Is Geraldine. Geraldine. I hope you're listening to the show. I was getting a haircut this week. Two hairs. Yeah, both of them. Both of them. Both of them to, uh, sitting in the chair. Steve cuts my hair strategy strategy is in Tarzana. My wife, Dixie Belle been going there for years and years and let's start going there years ago as well. Steve cuts my hair there so Steve is a great guy, So that's a strategy. There's no but Geraldine was there and he hurt. She heard me talk, and I guess I get some kind of voice. People can recognize, uh and she listens to the show every single weekend and she's a car lady. She taught me. She told me about to make them auction. Were you watching to me Come auction. The same thing happened with her shoes and she watches, she says. I've got a collectible card, too. I said what she's got a Mustang course I tried to buy it for $500 and She wouldn't so I said I got a 50 Cent. Nothing to say 66 Mustang in a convertible with a 2 89. She knew the engine size and everything. Thank you so much Geraldine for listening to the motorman show he made his day. You're pretty young lady. You're a nice young lady at the strategy restaurant, and I think you're for that. It's always good. When I hear people say nice things. You know it only dear bad I get enough of that. Get enough of that. Let's go. And speak to head Kathy there, But Kathy has gone. People can't wait. It's just holiday weekend. Everybody should be taking it easy, Dave. They welcome to the program. Good morning. Yeah. Hi, Leon. This is Dave, the photographer. I've sent you some pictures of shuttle and I met you a couple times. I send you some emails, too. Yes, you have. I know exactly your nice emails. Yeah, nicely, man. Any rate that radio you were talking about is reverb. That's right. One in my car. It's a reverb, and I don't know exactly. It changes the made the music sound beautiful. It just write it put a delay into one of the channels and it's like a big long wire. You put it under your package shelf and I had a single play 45 player, too, and the Needle pressure was so strong you could only play the records about 20 times scratched the record. Yep. Yep. But you're right. It was a little, but I Go ahead. Yeah, I really appreciate your show, and I'll keep sending me a few things as time goes along, do that. I really appreciate it very, very much reverb these little box and put underneath and you tie radio and it had just a little delay. But it made the music was so beautiful and everything. It was really, really neat. You don't They haven't seen one in years now. I heard one in years now, but the older cars had. I haven't. I haven't either. I'm sure somebody probably make somewhere has some you can get used, but yeah, they were. They really made a difference to the music. Big difference, But thanks for that day, I appreciate a whole different ballgame today. You bet you guys take care. I love Listen to both you and Lance. It's you guys are the best. Thank you. God bless you, My friend. You're the best have a great weekend. You bet. Okay, That leaves a lion open folks at 1, 802 22 K abc River and reverb. That was it. I just couldn't remember the name there and it's going Steve in Oceanside. Steve. Welcome. Good morning, gentlemen. Thank you for taking my call. Certainly I can help you. I.
"buddy" Discussed on Pardon My Sarcasm! with Ashley D & Fuze B
"Like why you might not be having success with your your goal body or your goal body image and so yes. I have a lot of clients that i almost teeter into therapists. Sometimes because they have to offload on me what is going on. And i always like to look at it two. Fold some of them are using you just to be there therapist and others are actually telling you this because you need to hear it as a coach you can understand where they're at mentally because if you're highly stressed right now i can't go ask you to work out four five times until week. I need to know like not at all. And so the other thing is i need to know like how stressed out you are right now because i need to know how hard to push you in the gym. Those that are super stressed out and then they go in and they do high intensity workouts and just trying to like murder themselves. You're adding stress to your body. We have to understand here relieving stress by adding stress. Exactly like just just because working out can be a stress reliever it can. It's also a stressor on the body and so when we talk about stress in the effects that plays on the body. It's not just mental. It's physical to and that's a big thing that plays a role in people's success in losing weight and being healthy Your mental state as well. So so yeah. I mean plenty of clients have been there have been there's therapists and i mean i will say i'm not gonna say names 'cause somebody. This local works in aimed allston i. I will not do it. That's client confidentiality bill bob. Doctor i won't. I won't amount but this is about. You believe one of the big things we had to work on was an alcohol problem. We had to start learning how to take alcohol out of the situation because he used to show up late. He used to work out as intensely as we needed to but yet he had these strong goals. And so. I said you're living alcohol. Control your life because you're not going to seat till two. Am because you won't be everybody's friend and you want to sit there and you only know them as your friend and drinking buddy said what if you actually stopped going out to the bar late at night. I'm not saying you can't drink at all. But what if we just cut alcohol out and you actually start asking your friends who go out to dinner with no alcohol or invite them over and cook dinner a healthy dinner at that and then you're not coming in here hungover and not wanting to work out so we actually went to set. That'll change a lot of your friends. And tell you that much. And i found this out myself the hard way whenever i got out of the restaurant industry in downtown charleston. I learned a lot of times. The people i was hanging out with while in the bar industry once i left didn't want to hang out anymore because i didn't want to go to the bar that may factor into the fact that they are very alcohol dependent yup and when year removing yourself from that situation. They might fully guilt trip at that. Was some friends like that too. I like to use the crab in the bucket analogy on that one. Where when you start to try to better yourself your friends that are stuck in their place and don't want to better themselves are gonna try to pull you back in the bucket down and so i think that's the biggest thing that a lot of people need to learn. Especially if you're in and i think is a big problem. We have with our food and beverage story as you guys. Don't want to be healthy because you only know your friends as. Hey we're gonna go out after we get off our shift or leave our us and boost till two three. Am cocaine booze. I mean it'll help you lose weight for a little bit wait. A minute does not work all right things. Yeah but i want to get back to describing his journey because it's really powerful and when we talk alcohol away for seven months and it was his choice like i. I didn't push it. But i just said like let's try it for two weeks and just see endless. Make these changes as well and you know. He went seven months without it and he started making so much more money. His restaurant was more successful. he started side. Ventures offered the restaurant that now generating even more revenue for his businesses to own arby's cheesy awesome poon above group. I know where you're going so we try to stay on track here now. I understand the name of the podcast. But you know it's it's one of those things that i always tell people. If you wanna love love takeout alcohol. Take out your friends that you'd think out the people that the crabs. They're not really friends in the longer under associates and now they don't support your journey. They're not really friends. No and to be honest. I mean you sound like me. I'm actually really held on saying the a couple of times. And i'm proud of myself for that but i'm probably gonna start letting it fly here a little bit more but you really have to say kind of fucking do you. And the people that are truly your friends will hang around and support you and you'll know who they are and you'll also know the ones that only wanted to hang out with you because hey you're the person that they can call and they know that you'll support their habit so when you start. Stop supporting somebody's habit of drinking. Because you're there drinking buddy and that's all they care about your really start to see and define that relationship that you have with that person and i want people that want you yet. I mean i've learned now. I'm thirty one. I've learned in the past two to three years. That if i want to hang out with a friend. I'm more than likely not trying to go to a bar. I will go do anything else before. I go to a bar because i don't wanna wake up the next day when i have a bunch of work to do and feel like crap and not get it done and so hey if you wanna come over to the house and showman. Hey come over. i'll hang out all night long with you. Because i cook all even. Yeah i mean it wasn't what you know you talking about the health housing gills. That you'd get you'd get very healthy. Boring knows goes if my wife is cooking. It's gonna be really fun and off of pinterest if i'm cooking on basic bro man. I'm i'm glad you did. I bet you can quit. Your wife's cooking was going. No no no no no. My wife is amazing. And she she doesn't belong to the wife. A shadow savvy she. She doesn't believe he's good as cook as she is but she's a great cook. I love when she cooks but unfortunately she gets all four a little bit later and usually i'm working at the house now so i tend to cook dinner and she's like this is so boring. I'm like i'm sorry i didn't. I like chicken steak and potatoes. See her calling your cooking boring. Yes my wife will call me out quicker than anybody else. And that's why. I love her so much because she keeps me level headed and demands me to push so nice interview people that are looking for a significant other to actually or you don't get upset when they call you out because they want the best for you about my wife. Do not allow my. My wife knows when. I need that kicking the dick. I'm gonna write that. Don't i mean i mean. Look not not literally figuratively. Okay like like she. She knows the right buttons to push. And i think that's one of the reasons why when i found my wife like i knew she was the one because i knew she would call me out on my shit and she also saw the potential that i didn't see myself at first and so those people she she really was a big advocate for somebody. That's always supported my hard work ethic but also seeing that i was just a i would like to say i was asleep. I was always working just to collect the cash in front of me. I wasn't working on my vision as she finally helped me realize like hey sheila visualize your action and actualize your vision. Exactly a model. I see it up on the wall over. There is the vision. I love it. I always talk. I actually talked about in my framework always talked about you. Know my ap method which is creating autonomy in your life trading on your vision and then create principles and so i really think if you can live off of those three things in your life like you're going to be successful and happy and very happy lake Recessive i work on your happiness. You mental health and success will come. Yeah absolutely and and doing things for the right reason because you want to do them for others. Quit being all about your money. Where your what you're going to get in return give as much as you want to receive a.
"buddy" Discussed on Out of Bounds Podcast
"I don't know what okay. So you're instagram. Handle is the real buddy king. What's the buddy king buddy. King is my nickname. My name is thomas king. That's where people can find me at my website. kevin. Thomas king dot com. Buddy king is a family nickname that stuck. That was one of those you know i started. They started calling me buddy when i was a kid when i made my instagram account. That was what people did. They just put the real like or like something like that. So i went with the real buddy king in now. It's just. I'm in too deep to rebrand asking people because it's just funny 'cause like sometimes like i was like i wonder if king is his real last name or what he calls last name and that was like a weird thing for me too. Because i'm thirty four so i was man ten or eleven when we first got internet or as well same age and it was beaten into me to like never reveal who you are the internet. Yeah now tell you are right. Now you're i am me out is this is it. Here's exactly where. I am right now at this moment. Here's my coordinates zach lamb. That's this is where i've been. Here's all my secret spots. That i've been touring all year. Exactly that's amazing. Yeah i lo-. I obviously crept all your stuff before i agreed to have you on and i love your edits. They're just like that gloomy but just like a little dark like everyone's all color. It was a it was a moody year. Yeah some moods the because it tells a story so anyone who's listening. Go do at the real buddy king look at these things. Follow him on instagram. Go to www dot kevin. Thomas king dot com. Which dude. I don't know if you want to hear this or not but i was like kevin thommo skiing and i do the same. Like what though masking as like. Oh kevin thomas skiing eric. King see i did it again. I was like oh. Maybe he doesn't wanna hear this. But now i see it to it. I do the same thing. Everybody else handles where. I will read it in a half delight because my mind never goes to the simplest explanation like oh that their name. That's exactly kevin anything else. You talk about any shoutout. She can give another. Shut off your instagram. Where can people follow us. What you got going on this summer. I don't really know what i've got going on this summer. Going to try to get into some sailboat racing. I've been talking to people that really like pictures of their boats and that sounds fun. That's gonna do. I just wanted to take pictures of cool stuff and you know. Keep skiing as much as i can. Keep skiing mountain bike do you. Are you hiker. what do you do with no. I don't mountain bike which has been real big deficit for me especially now but i like to hike to spend all my time up in the mountains when i can't live where i am a short drive from a number of trail heads and downtown burlington. I'm jealous i am jealous. Cool kevin thanks for thank you for short noticing and hopping on the show and and having the guts to come on. Because it's scary man. Like i think he shot. You're shot like kidding. And i was like you're on and then i put you on the spot. Call my bluff. Yes thank you for joining. Because it's fun..
"buddy" Discussed on Out of Bounds Podcast
"The costco peanut butter a costco natella in the car. Like in the roof fox with my skis and stuff. And i would just use a big at a big flat head screwdriver that i would use to spread in butter natella on the on the sandwiches and toss those back in the parking lot and head back out. Yes amazing how little you need when you're having a good time exactly whenever i'm having a bad time hungry. What a p. pizza stop want like. Oh i'm hungry as your lord and you're mad that's why you're hungry when i'm having a good time i've never been like i'm starving now time i'm i'm great. That's very happy with stale bread in greasy screwdriver. Well that's the key. That's the that's like part of the ingredients is. Yeah that's the flavors the screwdriver- a little. Wd forty year. Like just like a little little. You gotta have. What did you drive. I always love people. Hearing people's like ski bomb cars at a subaru impreza hatchback with the roof box So out most of my stuff in the box. And then if i went to a mountain i would always get free skiing at the mountain and sometimes free food but there was never lodging involved so i would save the space in the car itself for sleeping. Get them get some free beers. Get some like per d- My thirty dollars. A day spent on beer mostly in a low and one loaf of bread and then i would eat tele and take pictures sleep on my car and then What your favourite resort in vermont in vermont. i'm gonna say smugglers notch. I went to st mike's. They gave us a free student. Pass the smugglers notch. And it's just been like my snook as been my little niche lies mugs over stowe man mostly because so never let me see. They're for free but that's life out of you. So were yeah. I mean i would get. When i was working in the industry they would give us discounted stuff and then there was like one demo day a year where i could get over there in ski for free. But as far as i'm concerned in this is going to be like the heartache. All the best skiing happens between stolen smug anyways or above the gondola. Like you get the mike as of the world and like don't give patrons don't give secret. I'm just going to say as i mean you. See the stuff that hayes posts. The sunrise from the summit amount mansfield. He's not he doesn't need it. Yeah he doesn't you can put any name you want on. That mountain vale could own it. Bill could off on there could or could not be a gondola on it. But that's what you know people like him..
"buddy" Discussed on Pod Dirty to Me
"Your dog at your homework like yeah just you know phyllis women no yeah she. She has to have no. There's no like. I like to think. I used to be in a relationship for a long time and i used to. I was a terrible terrible person. And i and i always act like i got away. Scot-free but we're broken up now in part of it was. I neglected to put the effort into the relationship but also she had known. There's no way because you know our friend that used to be on the show. I'd aston like is like so you're banging this hot young chick your your wife you know. Oh assaulted but she knows she had kids. It's kind of got that the bomb wait all this stuff. And he's a good looking guy and he works out on. This was like. How often did you have sex right. Now he's like never like she knows she knows there's something going on. Oh yeah like. There's no way like because that's what i did. I just completely lost interest in my wife. I became obsessed with these other women. My wife my my girlfriend at the time yeah knows is soon as you change your habits and your routine. Yeah yep that's true. Because i guarantee you. If i were to do some and i'd say something out of the ordinary or guarantee you my wife figured out in two seconds. Oh yeah. there's no way women no nukes between my routine now especially how it is now with everything that's going on over here was over that usually all. Yeah you're yeah who got you typically. That's another story. Is it cheating if somebody that comes into. Your job has a crush on you. They they buy you chick-fil-a as thank you for being helpful to them. I hope not. But that's another story. Yeah would your wife get mad. If they found out another woman by chick-fil-a my wife would be like oh saved us eight dollars. But that's my point of view on this. I'm sure that's you stand. Who were you know you figure it out. And we deeply apologize between everything is going on. We didn't mean to neglect you or anything like that. So we deeply apologize for that yet but yes inflammation and make closing argument. I would try to cut it off. I mean i know there's an end date if it hasn't already come but it's only gonna get worse like the more time you like and he's probably already like i'm moving like it's easy for the person leaving. I think because you're going to be out of here. I'm off to new life whereas you're going to be stuck there in the place that you guys have been baying right in the town like you. He's leaving you up for a new opportunity and you're going to just kind of be. They're thinking about it and dwelling on it So it's harder to it's harder to do than it is to say. But i would try to stop. I agree find another fuck buddy. Yeah i mean yeah yeah yeah sure. You're an attractive woman. There's there's somebody i mean. Obviously it's hard to. It's hard to meet people these days with somebody out there for everybody ban. That's that's the does philosophies my model right there is somebody out there ugly people. There's always somebody for somebody. We differ on this. I think there's plenty of luckily being but you're not one of them is true dick anyway. So that's just these two average looking fellows take on this. We'll bring it up again when we get some ladies in. Hopefully you figured it out. Hopefully you figured it out. You're not hurt. You're getting on with their life and you found somebody else to fuck. That will give you the fields back. There you go. Thanks for listening. Thanks.
"buddy" Discussed on Pod Dirty to Me
"I don't know man i try. I'm almost to find out i'm actually. I'm under. I'm guessing you call. I'm nervous to find out. Yeah because you would do just the feelings feelings and stuff like that like okay. What if i came across her husband didn't know it. You never met her. Never met her husband. Oh that's that makes it even easier though. Yeah i know. But i'm saying it's like she knew the husband that would be hard but you know what i mean. I who who the hell is or anything like that. But yeah i do remember. I don't know what was her boyfriend. At the time we see each other other party. Yeah we talked for like a quite a bit of time. And i felt almost from comfortable goes. My wife was in the vicinity of area too. She wasn't we're all the party and trying to be not is respectful to my wife and i gotta get back but when everybody knows so. That's the problem. Everybody knows everybody knows about the connection. Yes so it's hard so kind of like trying to help anybody out there. You have to remove yourself from the situation. Yeah you just have to. Because so it's not maybe you don't wanna do intentionally is just something. It's kinda like your. I love or something like that. You just always feel that. Yeah so i know that. Obviously i know you love your wife in this and that your kids your family do you ever look at her is like the one that kind of got away like you could have seen yourself down this. This could've because The problem was we did argue. Lot not really argue. But it's like when you have two strong personalities or. I don't know if you believe in the horoscopes with after i do not. Okay why anyway. I'm a scorpion. She was leo. If you read about it the to signs in the clash not the same. D- believe but each trying to establish dominance. So you know how i am. Sometimes so imagine another part of me like that but in a few more version. Yeah so he. Clearly you have two people bumping heads. Yes so we have to. Yeah we bump heads and you know. Do we bump heads do that. And then we wouldn't talk then we over in and we started doing it again. We bump to do the problem. Is i think she likes. I didn't take shit from her. Yeah i put her at in place and it was time she fucked up so so there was like a toxic chemistry. Yes but i mean like you said fuck buddy or not. established ground rules. Know what you're going to get out of nowhere you're getting yourself into and if you start feeling it Talked to that percents. Maybe somehow you feel find out what they feel and if they have no feelings whatsoever and it is what it is. I would say if you wanna don't wanna get hurt or feel that you're being used because what if you're into that person on a date with somebody else i just i've never seen the fuck buddy scenario work work. Yeah somebody always gets. Her gets hurt or feeling more like seventy. Who's been on this show in the past in is married. He or she at work like he's around my at my age in his forty s or whatever and there was a super young he. I never met her. But he's like kinda kristen bell who like she looks like kristen bell like young petite and and he was like. Yeah we ended up. We've always flirted flirt flir and then and it was like it wasn't he didn't work hasn't worked at google but it was like he doesn't work there anymore at all but it was like they'd have like little places where you can go sit in the dark on a couch or whatever they ended up like going in and they would end up fucking and she was like they were very clear like she's like i'm not looking for a relationship. I just wanna have sex. You know i'm young. I don't and he's like okay. You know obviously know my situation. I'm not leaving my wife and for like four or five months. Maybe longer like they would they would. He would either go. They meet at work after hours. Like fuck or they'd meet in the car. You know the the you do when you're having an affair and then sure enough one day he called me or we went out to met for beers and is a guy had to stop like she. She like whenever we'd go for periods where we couldn't see each other because he didn't work there anymore she would get very upset and like hurt Feel the the absence or whatever and he's like so she's like i need just i need to stop it and i. We can't communicate and to his credit. He respected that. They want to hurt her. So i like. I said i i think if you have the feels get out. Just stop like. That's what i would do is hard to say that or do that as your joined the sex. Yeah their chemistry in connection. I mean and then you can look at it another way. If he's probably gonna buy takes longer to this but you know at some point it's going to end is like if it's a month from now. Is it going to be more painful for you than it is right now or it's hard to turn that switch off though so i personally. I say that i would be like yeah. I would stop but it's hard to actually right. It's hard to actually stop another scenario to that. My buddy who's had several these at weren't anywhere for a hospital. And he's he's already radiology. Anyway he picked up a couple of nurses. Yeah the problem is is if you do one you find another one you find another one. What do you think happens eventually. They cross the streams. Yeah the cross streams any find out about each other having me not at the hospital but at the place i work in a h. He created problems for him and is one big fat should scenario. I told you. I go you dumb motherfucker. I go at get one from another floor. Yeah don't talk in elevators right. You know what i'm saying or just get one from another department department or pediatrics radiology. Like go somewhere else drama. You just creating a hell for yourself. Yeah i have a friend that Worked at a hospital and He he he. And i have been married about the same amount of time but he used to cheat on his. He cheats on his wife all the time and he was talking about this one time that there was this nurse that worked at his hospital and like he's like ashes fucking smoking and like she would always fuck it flirt with me either looking guy and we like. He said she'd always flirt. And i was like i'm going to do this. And he goes and then there was this one time that i knew it was done. Like i was gonna fuck and do it. He said we got on an elevator. And we're going up or whatever and she's like she's just in her her scrubs and he's like what's wrong all right. She goes she goes. You have appears clinton. I'm not wearing any underwear. So like my scrubs or like brushing up against. And i'm just getting fucking wet or whatever and he was like okay. Well we're going to have so. He knows he has a this chicken. The funniest shit happened. His wife went outta town to visit their family. Or whatever in like an hour and a half away and he ends up going to this chicks house two n banging or whatever and it's like two in the morning and his his pager. He has a pager because he's a doctor and a a phone or whatever so as pager starts going off and he's a go the hospital so you looks and it's his wife's phone number and so he looks for cell phone. Her fucking dog had chewed up his phone while they were fucking. Oh no he had to go to a fucking pay phone at like three in the morning and call his wife and she's like why the fuck are you. Call me from a payphone. And he's like. I can't find my phone in like coming home from the hospital. And she's like why are you even at work like you're supposed to be or whatever it's that like women will believe or people meant you will believe what they wanna believe to make it work. But i'm dislike.
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"All right so we're going to do so. I got a word of the day but before we got an email from somebody remember. How long ago was trying to save it for all of us here. But it's because of work. Schedules visit if people have tested positive. Now what does goes at work. Everybody has to be separate show and the zoom doesn't work for some people. The most technical people So me and illawarra. We're going to answer this question that we might bring it up in the future when we have q. Taymor here or sarah. I think sarah to become one of our rotating hosts. She was so anyway. I'm not gonna use her name out. I'll but she has her suggested topic friends with benefits and when to stop so her email reads so i need. I need help. I'm new to friends with benefits. I just got out of a ten year relationship and hooked up with this guy. And i started to my feet. Get in my feels about the connection we got we got when we fucked. I'm trying not to get attached since he's believing he's gonna be leaving moving soon. Should i just stop fucking. It all depends how you feel about it. She's already feeling an attachment so they i'm assuming these. They've obviously slept with each other and she felt something. What did you feel something that first night the second night you know what i mean it. It doesn't specify. So if you felt like ryder ways. And that i mean i would be really careful because if especially if you just got out of the relationship yeah As for keep fucking down. I mean it's entirely if you know he's leaving unless you talk to them and main. Cv doesn't feel the same way. Well then i would probably stop him. Move on because you're just form an attachment that you're not gonna be able to keep. Yeah i've been in a similar situation. It wasn't like a friend's would benefit. With somebody i was dating and she was going through the ivf process. And i knew her goal was to end up with a kid and so the whole time like she's like you know when this happens you know we're gonna it's gonna have to end or whatever and i was like okay. Yeah no problem. But i had the same thing like and it wasn't like she was like i'm just doing this for the sex like we. We dated dated for about three months like we were like communicating. Going out to dinner. We were in actual release date like a couple for about three months. And i you know i fell hard for like. She was probably not around here like she. And i probably were the on. The closest to having the same way of anybody that i've ever dated in our sexual chemistry was amazing and like it if it wasn't for the iv thing. I probably could see that. I could see myself as being married today because we just were so in sync and we got along so well and so i like fell head over heels in journa- she she ended up i. She had like an egg and it didn't work and so she was like. I have to find a donor and i was all like. Oh i'll donate you know blah blah. You know i. I really care about you and all this stuff. She's like no we. Can't you know no relationships to start logically relationships. It's could start because like have you met my parents and so she was like yeah. You know we only. We all knew this was what was going to happen eventually. And and so. I was like i. May i said what i needed to say. And i was just like you know this is how i feel. Obviously feel the same way. Everything you're saying is logical. I'm gonna go my own way and She's like. I'm sorry i was like no. It's not your fault like you ha- you've had a very definitive plan and I should've kept my head clear about it the whole time and and then like the next day. She's like okay. Are we not going to talk anymore. You know stuff. And i was like i really don't see the point you know it's like what what good would that do me to like for you. Yes you in your mind. It's already just sex you are. We cared about each other. We got along very well and stuff like that but your mind is i want this kid. I'm forty. This is all i've ever wanted to be was a mall and that was when we first started dating. She's like yeah. You know it's like would you rather have a be a mother have relationship and he'd rather be apparent and i was like i don't feel that way i'd rather have a kid with somebody that i wanna be with You know so. We were from the first. That was our big difference. yeah different agendas different agendas. Yeah so i guess. If you're going to have a fuck buddy. I guess is what you're gonna call them right from benefits freshman fuzzy established ground rules. Yeah say look. What do you want out of this. What am i getting this and establish it. 'cause exactly what happened to you. I've i've had something similar. But i've had a similar. The relationship attachment did somebody who was a really close person and and you could clearly feel the chemistry in the air. Everyone else felt it. We knew if we went down that road the your wife would kill. You know things would change stuff like that but until this day is still gets brought up. Yeah now by me by other people. And when i go back to certain town it pops up. Tennis is is a is he gonna come around and she's married now too and has kids of her own and stuff like that. But it's still gets magic brought up in. I prefer not to be in the same room. I guess you could call it. Because i could talk to her and we could talk but what will come out of this. You know what. I'm sorry for the long positive. I was trying to get like. I guess almost afraid of if things are will spark a yeah and i know how it feels like you have to salvage the ground rules for the problem with us. We never establish ground rules right. So i'm assuming that Feelings and attachments still there. So when's the last time you saw this person that's been years. Yeah but when. I was in the same vicinity. Yeah she called my buddy. 'cause it's my buddy's cousin a- so it's very very you know it's very well known if you're from india and she actually called the mrs are you bringing him back here. Oh really yeah. He thinks she would leave her husband. I don't think she would. I'm sure he would talk or is it would just be a physical thing at this. I don't know..
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"They're gonna give him a new coach more attack minded coach and they they are setting up. I will say. I think the the coaching hire. They've done the players. They are starting to sign. They are definitely setting up him up to succeed at this point. I think i think you can make that argument. Now if he doesn't succeed this year Than they then you can't really fault. Dc for what they've done to sort of bring in bringing the supporting staff around him so he'll eager to prove as well. We got to crank through these next seven questions in six minutes at rich. Dcu ninety six says probably a dumb suggestion but swans could use a better keeper. Bill hamid. I think that bill meade is not going anywhere i think bill has tested the waters. I think bill likes it here. I think he knows where all the good food is. I think he's got a good apartment. I think he's saying here. yeah. I think. I think he is. He has signed For the here for the foreseeable future. I don't think there's any chances of him moving Which is great. We love bill and we. We love to have him back when he's on this team is. This team is really good. So i- producer brian. I don't think you have instagram questions. I'm just gonna You can go back to the to box. I'm going to read them. Jeffrey cook says goths jesse we might play three in the back. I like pines brilliant and bomb on the pitch at once. I think that's probably. That's that's more of a statement than a question. But i think that's probably who would Who would likely start. that was. That was what golf also said. Sort of from a setup perspective panama. Nancy says any concerns about picking up. Emily sonnet after yesterday. Or does she get past. Because marta i think i think i m emily would not have would not be happy with the way that game went. I think that her and Was adult temper that splaying next to her Had communication problems They were they were getting targeted and it did not go well. That's a position. As i understand that that is very much open In the olympics right back is is is a as area that they are looking at. So i thought you also you have to take into sorta take into account She's not going to be going up against marta every week. She's gonna gets it. But i mean i'm not overly concerned about her for for the for the washing spirit after last week. So i think i'll skit producer. Brian money on the spot here. zach fischer says is orioles loan to swansea more likely to become a permanent move with morris recent injury. I don't think i don't think affects it..
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"Khurana was picked picked by one of the teams in the draft. Which i was like. How do i watch this. I need to watch this. I don't think he actually sell the field. Unfortunately but yeah Soccer is great. There are so many options On this fanatics find if i can get a referral bonus i can start getting you guys the buy in but it's great aim at show sponsors. Well i'm sure this is. I think a very small time operation we might be able to do we got about. We got about fifteen minutes. We had a huge segue our. Let's talk let's talk. Us women's national team. She believes cup. they are in a tournament with candidate canada. Brazil and argentina. They have played canada brazil. let's just say. I think the problem with the us. Women's national team is not that they played terribly. It's that will number one the ultimate two. They have not. This is like the first competitive games they had in while so let's you know against real opponents to are now. I want to say real opponents against strong opponents. Let's say I know. I don't want to say that but like actual competition And yes they looked rough it. Things looked rough Emily sonnet has did not have the greatest game against brazil It only in contrast to the fact. That i miss lewis rose lavelle Crystal done another former spirit player was fantastic in in brazil. She had a particular moment when brazil had a breakaway and she jogged all the way back may the tackle with he has with that s an smacked the boulder hand will the hand i thought. Oh yeah oh yeah okay. Well hand not not not handling. I'm going to go ahead and call that but But she she played really. Well outs morgan out on. The left was interesting to me. She was almost playing as a winger. out there and that that was in there i think she kinda switched to the right at one point two. I kind saw that Action roosevelt again has moments of great I think sometimes she's. He's holding the ball a little too much. I think she needs to utilize your teammates. She was trying to run at some defenders which is great and some players. Don't go out and do those types of things but that was really good She's still working her way into fitness yester- after baby and very short time overseas. Also i forget who said it on twitter. Alex morgan is the team leader in getting smacked around for the team or dying for the team. Like she is..
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"Layers. So that's good to know Mayer is a goalkeeper also local silver spring drafted by the ribs in twenty twenty played for their Their us to decide for eight eight games. He's going to be another backup on. Which i think means my buddy My my my buddy miller My instagram friend is maybe not back this year unless they're going to carry for goalies And semaka defender played with. Asec mimosas which is a great team name in the ivory coast another you. Twenty-three player It's it's a whole new rosser very very few guys coming back last year. There's obviously going to be some more signings announced here. We've not yet made a full side. Us all sides are always huge Because they play five thousand games so we'll keeping that updated. I think ryan when he comes on coach. Martin will give us a little bit more context about what he's hoping to do this year. I asked head On our interview last week and this is probably a better question. For coach. it was. Oh it was always said that the loudon team and ben olsen worked very tightly as far as what they were gonna do from a style formation perspective. I imagine that will continue. Airman's going to have to speak his mind on that. I wonder if that competitions happened yet. And if not probably will happen. Pretty soon yeah. It'll be curious with i. If we get ride martin on the show. Sort of how that out. I mean i imagine they will have to have had some conversations. I know Announced probably still trying to find out where outfield is and where his offices and everything But be interesting to see what that sort of relationship is going to be like and and And how and how that's going to grow So i think i'll be. I'll be very very curious to talk to iran morton sort of about about how. How does that relationship is going in Lot all these all these players are on like one year contracts rate throughout the the. Yeah that that's something I i don't know i. I did not put this in the rundown. So make a little aside. But i watched Joe gherardo score and absolute banger. Former richmond kickers player score banger for curatorial in league amax and i had to sit here and wonder as i watched that. I'm like you know he's out there playing in a league. He played on a uso lead to team three years ago. Then on the kickers in in in lee one then he was actually sold at one of the very few actual transfers in us l. When he was sold. I think for like ten thousand dollars. The real monarchs didn't play very much and then goes to league. Max is getting appearances On these not blowing the doors off. But i see that i'm like man that there there..
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"But i think still not ready for games We have we have. We need more depth than the middle regardless of what system we play we need more more centreback so This also looks this is. This is golf obviously I it's it seems to be saying this is getting pretty close That'd be great. I think that's a i think. That's a people been asking for defenders. I know that arun in on the interview on dc united kingdom said he wanted a signing at every level so we wanted a forward and midfielder and defender So sounds like two of those Are are satisfied. And you know senator backed up this team I think was hurting a lot last year towards the end of the season and depth and potential starting potential. If you wanna look at a player that can potentially push you know. Every year we always there. Everybody already talks about you know when winning team going to move on for fred brilliant this feels like a guy that they're going to potentially move on from with red brilliant so As soon as someone moves him off his spot you can take spot. He's mountain until someone finally does it. We'll see But we don't have. We don't have a lot of video. I guess we'll be The belgian league is now of course on. espn plus. Maybe we'll see if he if he plays for game doesn't look he's getting someone. Put sizzle reel for a third centre-back on a belgian non top tier. I will have a great faith in youtube and the internet. So i will. We'll pick it up someone. Let us know in the comments If that has happened. I doubt it with the the interesting thing about him is that he was. He was drafted by montreal and then left for europe and did not and basically so but whoever is a montreal do not hold his right still I don. I guess i who knows how that works i..
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"You're following us on instagram. If you're not already. I think we have a lot more of a of you guys on twitter than on facebook or on instagram. I mean like us on facebook too. But i think that's not our primary concern But we're going to do some stuff during the season Pregame halftime postgame sort of short at quick things that make most sense for us to instagram. So make sure you're following us on there And then you'll see when we go live and you can you can join us. Yep and Yeah stick around filled survey. Let us know you think Let's transition right into the news though. I think it's worth jumping. Unless i'm missing something giancana. Make him look you. Were getting to know each other so well now and also i have a horrible poker face so those two things at once. I wanted to remind everyone. Thank you that people who have already Rated the show on itunes or wherever else Those are great that helps us particularly as we look towards the future about sponsorship and advertising. If you haven't done it yet please do tell us what you think about the show. Raise five stars. If you think you can just take a break in and not rate us but if you think grape rate us tell us tell until of our plugs at the top. That's last the plugs Let's let's get into the news now. Let's get into the news Let's start with. The leading story is not deny related but still a very pretty important story as far as washington. Spirit go and in ownership in money into the club They announced that they have have a new investor group. They are L. af seeing angel city of seeing it with a list a long long list of owners and and investors. I guess is the right way to put it they are. They are elliott seeing this in the most washington. Dc possible way. Yeah l. Afc's like serena williams natalie portman Our west is chelsea clinton. Jenna bush tom daschle. A for you for you Dc heads shake carney And then also briana scurry and dominique dawes and then a bunch of other people that most people have not heard probably but it's it's a very diverse group i think the thing that To look at here is this is not these are not all majority. The ownership is still saying with current with the current owners with three of them as far as a controlling stake. This is about opportunities to leverage as connections that people have you know skills just sort of Utilize their connections versus saying. Here's a bunch of money. Go sign all of the players. Because we're still constrained by all roster rules and salary caps exactly and jay carney's on the list to which is is fine. I look that up As to that name ring a bell on had to look it up and it's so bama's former press secretary so and now most most recently i think. Pr for uber and then pr for amazon. Yeah so Lots lots lots of investors. I mean it's it is good in any sense to have investment in into the team I mean this this you know makes news You know you look at what the union did in the man. I mind is completely work in my mind. Much folks on trying to travel on here real quick I was at dwight howard. No not white howard. Which about james harden james harden was kevin durant. Kevin durant correct. Kevin durant was the one who signed with the luzon with philly You know you're expecting it's something you know. I think a lot of people want dc to do which is to kind of open up the ownership You got somebody who's Who's interested you..