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"cal thomas" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"6 35. Cal Thomas will be with us looking forward to a conversation with him. Also Mega Montgomery of Love, Maryland Pack, really trying to push back on diversity of Maryland mandating vaccines for students this next semester, Alex. Marlowe, Mile friend of Breitbart has a new book about the media and James O'Keefe. My old friend from bright part is well, exposing the media and he's got a new one about Facebook and picking up on this story with regard effects scenes and information that you're allowed to share that's coming up right now. I want to revisit this conversation. About growing anti Semitism here here in the United States of America on the streets of our cities as we've seen attacks For people who claim to be pro Palestinian. Fine. I mean, pretty pro Palestinian, whatever that exactly means. But they're they're waving the flag of the Palestinian people, and they're chasing down people in American streets and inflicting violence upon them because they're wearing yama coz because they're outwardly. Jewish. This is Jewish hate. This is anti Semitism. It is violence never again is not just a slogan. It is a promise. It is a covenant. And this is why this is why there is a state of Israel. This is a why There are places like the Simon Reason Call Center and the Holocaust Museum here in Washington D. C. Because any time this pokes his head out, it must be smacked down like whack a mole because we have blamed Jews. We as a Is a planetary society, for some reason have have blamed Jews for the ills of our society and inflicted violence upon them for millennia. The great character of Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof, implores to God after a Russian program. I know where the chosen people once in a while, I wish you'd choose someone else. And it's made its way into the corridors of power as people like Bernie Sanders and Russia to to leave. They finally found a way to say something against anti Semitism, but they had Ouch it within this framework of and we're seeing a lot of Islamophobia out there to know we're not No, we're really not in. And if we are, if we're seeing violence against people who are outwardly showing that their Muslim that's bad, that's wrong. Let's just condemn anti Semitism Period, representative Michele Steele, a freshman Republican from Orange County, California, Korean American, she voted for the Democrats, Aunty Asian hate crime just last week, But she called out her colleagues across the aisle because they can't bring themselves to even make a statement, let alone pass a bill Beverly Condemning anti Semitism. This is embarrassing. Yeah, and this is this should be easy. This should be what Americans do, Which is we condemn any violence against a people group just purely based on who they are. This is what I thought we stood for. I will say seeing the violence against Jewish people in this country seen the videos. In addition to being horrified by it, there is just a surprising element that we've gotten to this point. We're used to this unreciprocated Middle East and it's awful and we've talked about it, and is there any path towards peace? And we hope that there is and we are an ally with Israel, but when you see how people are treating each other in this country against the Jewish population Again. It's stunning. And yet the automatic response which should be that violence is always wrong. Is not the automatic response even from our elected officials, and I think this is also carry over from the past year where if a store front was finding violence in their neighborhood? It was like well boarded up because the violence is expected because people have a grievance. That's right, and they had and they have insurance, so it'll it'll fix it. And by the way, I'll say it. Sadly, too many people saw what happened on January 6th. And they said, Well, what do you expect? When you push us too far, we're gonna have to push back and this is the Civil war and the blood of the tree of Liberty has to be watered with the blood of tyrants is a no, No, let's just get for one thing, unequivocally any violence for political and is wrong in this society in a constitutional republic. On git even goes further. I gotta tell you, you see people take the social media and and say, you know, outwardly, as Jews say, I am terrified Right now In my city, I am scared to walk. To temple and pray because I wear Yama chi where, um, a kippa and I'm afraid the people that I might violence will be visited upon me. Because of my outward signs of my Judaism. And there's this gentleman is pretty good following us socially. His name is Aaron. Chaotic. He is Jewish. He tweeted out. He responded to one person who was saying this who wrote about this in a column and it says it pains me to say this, But if you fear for your life for physical safety, take off your kippah. And and basically hide your Jewishness. Don't show these outward signs, if if you are afraid of violence. Look at who this guy was Beverly. His name is Aaron. Chaotic. He's on Twitter. And he defines himself in his Twitter bio as quoting now lead Jewish engagement for the Biden Harris campaign. Unbelievable. I was thinking about this. I was thinking of it an analogy for this. It's like telling Women in a city where violence has increased were rape or sexual harassment has gone up. Well, maybe you should start dressing like a man like starting a woman. Don't be wearing such a short skirt there, honey, What do you expect? That's that's what this is. Hide your Jewishness. That's the response from somebody at the highest levels of the Biden administration. Meanwhile, credit words do and I do want to get to this quickly. Mark Ruffalo, the actor who plays a Bruce Wayne and Incredible Hulk. In the Marvel movies. He's a crazy left his Bernie Sanders supporter. He threw down with the Hamas caucus in the squad. He jumped on this rhetoric. He recognized that that pro Palestinian pro Hamas. Rhetoric was actually leading to these anti Semitic responses. He took to Twitter and he apologized, he said. I've reflected. I want to apologize for post during the recent Israel Hamas fighting that suggested Israel's committing genocide. It's not accurate, it's inflammatory, disrespectful. Being used to justify anti Semitism. Good for him. Good, right. I disagree with him on so many things. When you realize that and you come out and you just step up and you apologize, it should be noted. And so Mark Ruffalo. Duly noted a little bit more on this in a moment he could hear but first At 5 43 on W M A. M. You know, there's a lot of things in this world. 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"cal thomas" Discussed on Talk Radio 1190 KFXR
"Yacht Rock Key Largo. And I just learned that Cal Thomas lives in key Largo. It felt right. Cal Thomas. Welcome to the show, sir. Well, thanks very much. Actually, I don't live in Key largo anymore. My wife and I moved up to Miami, but her fabulously successful restaurant called the Fish House is still there, so I continue to get my allowance. Cal Thomas won the most popular syndicated columnist, ever. Hundreds of newspapers veteran TV radio for 19 years with Fox News Channel before that, with NBC KPRC TV. Began his journalism career when you get to this later, at the age of 16, and in 2019, he marked the 35th anniversary of his well read column. All I wanted to start by asking you You wrote a piece in news in advance. And you also posted a Cal Thomas dot com about the president's press conference last week, and you didn't seem to be, um Impressed. Shall we say, having watched these things for his long as you have having common and having asked the questions, having offered commentary afterwards. What was your thought? As to the president's performance? Well, as has been said on many places, he Waited longer than any other president in 100 years to hold a news conference. I think it's handlers are rightly concerned that he will go off on some tension and say things they later have to correct which is already happened. I have never seen a president with a full briefing book at a news conference. I mean, the presidential press secretary genera sake and Kayleigh mcenany before her. Had briefing book so they could give the correct answer on various issues, and that's fine. Ronald Reagan only had little cue cards Little three by five cards. But this guy had an entire briefing book at Plus, He's got the teleprompter in the back of the room many times from which he can Rethinks. I think no awful lot of people try to be fair and kind here but but view this president is having some serious cognitive issues. That's not a political judgment. It Z. It's an obvious judgment. He has trouble stringing together complete thoughts. He will start off by saying Well, number one, and he never gets the number two. And during his news conference last week, he started to give an answer and said, Well, gee, I'm going on and on. Maybe you don't want all of these details. I should take another question. It's torturously tow Watch. And I don't think anybody should wish ill to any president, whether they voted for him or not, But this this is a serious situation. They're an awful lot of people in Washington and elsewhere who believe that Lightness, a Trojan horse for the secular, progressive, far left agenda and disturbing, particularly coming on the heels of not one, not two, but three falls simply trying to ascend the stairs headed into Air Force one. How much should this concern us? What's part of a pattern and it's not an isolate. I mean, who hasn't tripped or lost their footing. Whether it beyond ice are going up steps or or a curb. That one didn't see that one tripped over. That's not the problem. And you're Gerald Ford famously slipped and fell on the steps of Air Force One and he was mocked for weeks on Saturday night Live by Chevy Chase, who who was playing him at the time on that program, So it's not these things. These are human things, but they have to be taken together as a pattern. And if you look at the debates, if you look at, you know, going back several years. This is a pattern that Joe Biden has. He said He was, he was asked during the debates the presidential debates last year. Whether he took cognitive tests, he said, Oh, yeah, man, I'm tested regularly for this stuff. So I was hoping that the press conference that Peter Doocy, who has never called on unfortunately or somebody else. Would ask a question that said, Mr President, You said during the campaign that you are frequently tested for cognitive issues. Have you been tested since you became president? If not, why not? And if you have, Will you release the results and if you haven't what you haven't done And then when you release the results, I think that's a natural question. The polls show nearly half the country believes he has Some kind of mental impairment. It is disturbing. You have watched him from a unique perspective close up for many years. The man's been in the Senate since 1972. He's not a young man, but he appears to have seen an absolute erosion in his cognitive faculties in the recent years, But could you talk about his early years? Because as much as I disagreed with his politics, the man had some snap for a long time, and you can I can see that having drained away, but I suspect you can much better. Well, he's very gracious man. He's very nice. He's got a very handsome smile. He dresses well. He's a politician. I mean, this is what politicians do and obviously very popular in Delaware, his home state, or they wouldn't have elected him and re elected him over and over. Then he has this personal narrative that he has politically used to his advantage about his wife and daughter being killed in a car wreck that came that's come up several times and recently and this whole idea of well I can empathize with the Working and poor of America, because because because that, of course we got this hunter Biden situation with all the scandal personal and and political surrounding him That never comes up in any of these. Press availabilities or at the news conference. Now, you know, it came up frequently in editorials and another in other venues during the Trump administration, with people questioning the business activities of the trump Children and the in laws. So this is part of the double standard in Washington is a friend of mine, says that talk radio host. If liberals didn't have double standards, they have no standards at all. Fair assessment. You confined out Maura Cal Thomas dot com If you can hold with us a bit more of their lots of questions I have for you Sure. All right. Cal Thomas is our guest..
"cal thomas" Discussed on The Michael Berry Show
"Cal thomas. Is our guest written ten books including blinded by might talking about the role of the moral majority in american politics in the eighties. You were vice. President of moral majority from eighty to eighty five. Where is the moral majority today. Well it's It is no more as an organization but these kinds of Improvement movements crop up In every generation we've had the moral improvement moral rearmament There have been There was an anti cigarette movement That that tracked with prohibition in the nineteen twenties so they're always been these Efforts through the political system to improve the moral and cultural condition of the country but all of them fail because they They failed to address the central problem which in this Easter week holy week People focus more on perhaps than they do at any other time which is a inner condition Called sin and nobody can reach that. Except for god and and So while all of these movements were well intentioned as was the moral majority trickle-down morality from washington. No matter who is in there Because that's not where the problem is and it's not where the solution is either. Even though some politicians continue to promote that notion but is there in need for a way to give voice to evangelical christians in america in in a more powerful consolidated manner to sort of combat some of the policies of the left that are seemingly and attacking the church. Well there's no Well several things that question first of all there's no greater power than the gospel itself. It's the only power to salvation and it is the only power that can actually change your life. I have had very very few. Probably count them on one hand without exaggerating Write me and say you know. I used to be a liberal democrat. But i've been so persuaded by the power of your arguments in your column that. I'm now a conservative republican. That just doesn't happen But i have had many people who i've had the privilege As we say of leading to. Jesus christ Be transformed by the renewing of their minds and have a different worldview because they see the world differently a- as far as The persecution of the church. I mean even jesus of nazareth said they persecuted me. They're gonna persecute us so that that comes to the package. It's it's how we respond to persecution. I think that is the most important thing. And if you're persecuted for doing the right thing then you should rejoice because you stand it along lineup of prophets who have gone before if you're persecuted for being a jerk then you deserve it but the moral majority did good work and i think the influence and the ability elect candidates and pushing agenda was very useful in that time. Don't you well sure. But it didn't last. I mean we have there's still abortions going on there. Things of advanced in the in the marriage category. We have transgenders. Now we have the polygamists who After the supreme court ruling that same sex marriage was predicted by the constitution. The polygamists now say they want to be next You've got Taxpayer funding of abortions Under under biden You have now All of this Diversity business even in the military I just reading a story. From today's washington times american seals green berets and delta force. Are now going to get their first ever. Inclusions are well. I always thought that the military was about fighting and winning wars and breaking stuff. But now we're gonna get inclusion czars. And they're making uniforms now for that will fit pregnant women in the military. I mean we. We've gone crazy. Because as i say my book america's expiration day we've lost. We've lost our center. We can no longer defined right from wrong because everybody has their own personal truth and as long as your truth makes you happy. Even if it's the opposite of somebody else's truth it's okay. Because happiness and fulfillment are now our highest calling. I remember something. The late roman catholic bishop Fulton sheen said many years ago. And before things really got that he said america doesn't suffer from intolerances. Some charge america suffers some tolerance of virtually everything. And that is a problem. If you stand for everything you stand for nothing when you look back over your career and there have been public health. Crises there've been issues of public health. That took over from age to all any number of things. What is your reaction to what happened. Not just the pandemic or how. It started chinese role in it. But how we responded as a government and as a people well i think that you know here's joe biden now trying to take credit for these hundred some tens of millions of people who have been vaccinated and he wants to hundred million by the end of may or whatever it is but he gives absolutely no credit to president trump who who authored Warp speed as he called it and prodded these drug companies pfizer burner. Zenica johnson johnson to Speed up the creation and delivery of these vaccines the word. Unprecedented is overused. But this certainly wasn't precedent that no other vaccine that i'm aware of Ever has come to market has come to universal's us faster than than these vaccines and i think much of the credit goes trump and i think it would be very gracious and helpful to the president the current president to at least acknowledge that as you know that is something he is incapable of. Doing that is unfortunate because dr fauci is is seeming to claim credit for that. And i have one minute left. That was my final question for you. If you're sitting in the audience where she's given a press conference what you ask him. Well first of all i would say. Why can't we get a second opinion. I mean i in medicine you always get more than one opinion. The the media you know if it civil rights in the past. They only turn to jesse jackson. And now it's al sharpton as if they speak for all african americans and now in medicine. They turned to dr fauci. Well there are other doctors out there with various opinions on this pandemic and whether it was a good idea to shut down the country and whether we can safely open now especially with people who have actually they have been vaccinated can show their cards like i can And yet The and the best way to improve the economy of course is to open it again. So i would You know i would put. Why can't we get in a second opinion. Why are you the only one. And there are people within the nih. By the way who do not fully agree. With all of your pronouncements. Why can't we hear from them. And i think the media ought to go out and interview of these people but of course they don't 'cause it's easier just pick one guy and make him the face of the entire Battle against the pandemic thomas. You are wonderful breath. Afraid air bags. Thank you for being our guest by pleasure. Dr fauci says your children shouldn't be out playing with other kids without a mask coming up. The like very show continues..
"cal thomas" Discussed on The Michael Berry Show
"Reading about ramona quimby a ralph s mouse or henry huggins. You'll remember the name beverley. Clearly she passed at the age of one hundred and four. She said she wrote about the kids in our own neighborhood. Nineteen ninety nine. She answered a question. I think children want to read about everyday kids. That's what i wanted to read about. When i was growing up. I wanted to read about the sorts of boys and girls that i knew in my neighborhood and in my school in my childhood many years ago children's books seem to be about english children or pioneer children. And that wasn't what i wanted to read. I think children liked to find themselves in books. Larry was still a young girl when she decided to become a children's book author by the nineteen forties. She had become a children's librarian in portland oregon and she remembered boys in particular would ask her where the books about kids like us. There weren't any so. She sat down and wrote. Henry huggins her first book about a regular little boy on click. Attach street in portland. Henry huggins was a hit upon the first printing but her readers wanted to hear more about the little girl who lived just up. The street then came the best known of all her characters. Ramona quimby for nearly thirty years. She insisted on answering all of her own fan mail because she said she learned a lot from their letters. Cal thomas do you answer all your own fan though. That's a great question. I answer some of it but I can't do it all and one of my earlier books. I decided to have some fun. It was called commonsense solutions for a stronger america and i had a whole chapter on some of them. I hate mail. I couldn't i couldn't print Some of the profanities but You know one of my favorites was When i was doing commentary for npr somebody wrote and said is there. Some kind of inbreeding program at npr. That produces a guy like thomas. I like that. That was creative from miami. Wrote me said i'll never read you again so i wrote her back and i said yes you well. You won't be able to help yourself three months later. She wrote me again. I said you see you see some fun some fun with it. We were talking off air. You were here at. Kp your tv channel two in the late sixties and again seventy three to seventy seven in some of the names you remembered has the local newsroom changed since you started fifty years ago. Well i think Well first of all I came under the very heavy influence of ray miller. Who was the news director at the time of the host of is texas which was the most popular syndicated program in the country even beating wheel of fortune. Some people don't believe that but Steve smith and got together along with k bailey. Hutchison and Took those shows and had them sent and preserved at rice university where anybody can go see them. Although i guess you can call up some on youtube these But ray really told me how taught me how to write and was a tremendous influence in my life I think local news is is pretty much the same. Frankly you're in florida you know. It's car chases and murders and burglaries and and charges of racism. And all this stuff So it really doesn't change that much. Unfortunately i think that Sometimes local news promotes stereotypes It doesn't focus on successful and honorable minority people only on people who commit crimes or victims of them. And i think that has a corrosive of leading to cynicism Frankly by a lot of us And obviously the technology has changed. I mean i go back to the film processing days boy. Do i sound h. And then you had to edit the film and then you put it on the air and now you've got you know satellites instant communication live stuff and And so the technology has changed. But i think the world view and some of the content is not. He was probably a very young man in a recent Veteran of the vietnam war where he was the sniper. But i guess you knew bill by esa. The recently retired in a matter of fact Couple of years ago down to houston and went went to see him a channel. Two and Always a nice guy. I like that a wonderful job. an anchor and a reporter before that and He was he was one of the last ones that Working when i was there in houston runs. Oh yes ron. Ron came later. He was a channel eleven. I go back way. Back to the days of larry rasco and bill wa l. Doing sports talk johnson during the weather. And oh yeah we had a great time. It was kind of a simple operation. We didn't make much money. They gave us a one month. Bonus every christmas which was to make up for the low. Pay the rest of the. But but i learned a lot. I mean it was like being on a team in baseball i i. I was able to My craft and it helped me a lot At later when When i became a columnist in nineteen eighty-four. I remember something. Lee tucker said it was a who say a reporter there when i was there He was asked. What's about the said. Yeah count ever had an unexpressed thought. I thought that was pretty funny. You ron chummy a relic of different age growing up in orange i watched sasebo buran and larry bowl you and then when i came to houston i remember the guys like ron stone in there were just so trusted. You know dave those guys when they delivered the news you never. You never had a hint that they had an agenda or prejudice or bias or a partisan angle. It was the news as it was. I miss those days. Yeah i do too and But you mentioned ron dave. I didn't know very well. Ron elving and he was Both of these guys Deliver the news not in a sensationalist way but in a in a low key way and run at a had a streak of kindness and in that i think came through on the air And a sense of humor and a sense of irony and he was very very good. And i you know it's funny because he came over from channel eleven. Keijo you and steve smith wound up doing from channel to the cage. You so. I often thought that that was some kind of prisoner. Exchange steve smith voice. What a person was great. I had no idea. Because i guess they had his chair down low but i served on a board at the university of houston with him years after he had retired. And i go in to meet him. And i don't i walking walk in the room and there's this guy that i mean. He must be six six six seven. I had no idea. Steve smith was so darned tall. What a guy yeah. Well we're the same. We're the same height. I got that two people would say you. Don't look that toll on tv. I say how big's your tv before high. Def yeah well you gotta. You're always seated so unless you're out in the field and even then You know unless you're standing right near somebody It's it's difficult to tell. I got a minute and a half left in this segment and hopefully you can hold with me for one more after that covering president trump watching president trump. So unlike all the president's you'd watched over the years. What were your thoughts. Well i thought his policies were we're fabulous and obviously they worked. The problem for him was and he never really came to grips with. This is that he allowed his personality to overcome the policies. He would have for example. There would be great employment numbers they would come out on a particular day wonderful numbers for women and men and minorities and everything and then he would make some kind of off the cuff remark or criticism of someone that had nothing to do with employment figures and that would be the headline. And i think that's what did he man. I think the result of this last election was more a judgment on his personality and conduct that it was on his policies which is too bad. Because all of those policies that worked are being replaced by policies. That while. I agree with you and that would have. I was not a trump supporter in sixteen. I look at the questions of joe biden as to how much he misses ice cream during lent and flavor. He'll have when he come back comes back and i go you know. It's almost as if they were searching for something else to attack trump for if you can hold with us cal. Thomas.
"cal thomas" Discussed on The Michael Berry Show
"I just learned to cal. Thomas losing key largo. It felt right cal. Thomas welcome to the show sir. Well thanks very much actually. I don't live in key lago anymore. My wife and i moved to miami but her fabulously successful restaurant called decision. And still there. So i continue to get my allowance. So what happens if i walk in the fish house and i say hey cal. Thomas said Tell you. I'm a good friend of his. I get like an extra turner saucer. What yeah you get an extra tartar sauce. Charge a double. What's the best thing on the menu. Everything but You know it depends. What your taste is wonderful hog fish lobster tails i sound like. I'm with a chamber of commerce down there. Listen we might. We might sell some fish. I'm all for that cal thomas. One of the most popular syndicated columnists ever hundreds of newspapers veteran tv radio for nineteen years with fox news channel before that with nbc kp pr. See tv began. His journalism career. I want to get to this later at the age of sixteen and in two thousand nineteen. He marked the thirty fifth anniversary of his. Well read column cal. I wanted to start by asking. You wrote a piece in news in advance and you also posted at cal. Thomas dot com about the president's press conference last week and you didn't seem to be impressed. Shall we say having these things as long as you have having commented having asked the questions having offered commentary afterwards. What was your thought as to the president's performance well as has been said in many places He waited longer than any other president in one hundred years to hold a news conference. I think his handlers are rightly concerned that he will go off on some tangent and say things they later have to correct which has already happened. i have never seen a president with a full briefing book at a news conference. I mean the presidential press secretary genvea sake and Kayleigh mcenany her had briefing book so they could give the correct answer on various issues. And that's fine Ronald reagan only had little cue cards little Three by five cards but this guy had an entire briefing book and plus. He's got the teleprompter in the back of the room many times from which he can read things i think awful lot of people try to be fair and kind here But but view. This president is having some serious cognitive issues. That's not a political judgment it's it's an obvious judgment. He has trouble string together. Complete thoughts he will start off by saying well number one and he never gets to number two and during his news conference last week he started to give an answer and said well. Gee i'm going on and on. Maybe you don't want to all of these details. I should take another question. It's torturous to watch. And i don't think anybody should Wish ill to any president whether they voted for him or not But this. This is a serious situation and awful lot of people in washington and elsewhere who believe that biden as a trojan horse for the second progressive far left agenda and disturbing particularly coming on the heels of not one not two but three falls simply trying to ascend the stairs headed into air force one. How much should this concern us. Well it's part of a pattern and and it's not an isolated. I mean who hasn't tripped or lost their footing Whether it'd be on ice are going up steps or or a curb that one didn't see that one tripped over the. That's not the problem. And your gerald ford famously slipped and fell on the steps of air force. One and he was mocked for weeks on saturday. Night live by chevy chase who who was playing him at the time on that program. So it's not these things. These are human things but they have to be taken together as a pattern and if you look at the debates if you look at You know going back several years. This is a pattern. That joe biden has he said he was. He was asked during the debates. The presidential debates last year whether he took cognitive tessie said. Oh yeah man. I'm tested regularly for this stuff. So i was hoping that the press conference that peter doocy who has never called on unfortunately or somebody else would ask a question that said mr president you said during the campaign that you are frequently tested for cognitive issues. Have you been tested since you became president. If not why not and if you have will you release the results. And if you haven't would you have it done and then when you release the results i think that's a natural question The polls show nearly half. The country believes he has some kind of mental impairment. it is disturbing. You have watched him from a unique perspective. Close up for many years. The man's been in the since nineteen seventy two. He's not a young man but he appears to have seen an absolute erosion in his cognitive faculties years. But could you talk about his early years. Because as much as i disagreed with his politics the man had some snap for a long time. And you can. I can see that having drained away. But i suspect you can much better well. It's very gracious man. He's got a very handsome smile addresses. Well he's a politician. I mean this is what politicians do and Obviously very popular in delaware his home state or they wouldn't have elected him and reelected him over and over then. He has this personal narrative that he has politically used to his advantage about. His wife and daughter being killed in a car wreck that came. That's come up several times and recently and this whole idea of a well. I can empathize with the hurting and poor of america because Because because of course we've got this hundred biden situation with all the scandal personal and and political surrounding him. That never comes up. Any of these press availabilities or at the news conference now. You know it came up Frequently in aditorial set another In other venues During the trump administration with people questioning the business activities of the trump children and the in laws so this is part of the double standard in washington is a friend of mine says talk radio host If liberals didn't have double standards they'd have no standards at all a fair assessment. You can find out more at cal. Thomas dot com. If you can hold with us a bit more of their lots of questions. I have for you. Sure right cal. Thomas is our guest. You can find out more at cal. Thomas dot com and the book. I was reading that. You have a book. I'm not sure if it's out yet or going to america's expiration date the fall of empires and superpowers and the future of the united states. Is that out. Oh yes came out last year and It is it is. It looks a history book that looks at the contributing factors to the decline of great nations and empires of the past. And i've found a pattern to all of them and one of the contributing factors is uncontrolled immigration without assimilation massive national debt. A loss of shared moral sense. Now all of those three things and more are happening now in america but we don't learn from history. We think we were the first people ever to you.
"cal thomas" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"Is Cal Thomas with his analysis. That's the congressional hearing on Capitol riot at 705 Jessica Anderson. She's with Heritage Action for America and talk about Biden's nominees in the questioning and how you're gonna make it through 7 35 Andy, Poland from our sister station, ESPN 6 30 with the latest on the Tiger Woods car crash at 805. It's Mark Morgan. On the first migrant facility for Children opening up under Biden notices a migrant facility for Children when it's Biden and it's a it's A It's a camp and and inhumane when it's trump and at 8 35 buyer in New York, with the hearings happening on Capitol Hill, Mary Walter was bins. Colonies I believe the phrase you were looking for was early learning center. Is that? What Z what it is now that is an early learning center. Yeah, but under Trump they were They were concentration camps. Right? Right. Right. Exactly. She cast. It used to be kids in cages. Now it's universal. Pre K z Get your terminology, right. Sorry. Uh, I appreciate the help. You know, It's amazing about this as they open up another prison camp for Children. The Joe Biden administration in Correze, Oh Springs, Texas. They're reopening this when I say reopening. It's because during the Trump administration in order to accommodate the massive onslaught of people who were crossing our border, the Trump administration opened up Caries, A Springs, Texas, This holding center. For Children who crossed our border, and the point, of course, is to try and figure out how to deal with a crisis and care for the kid's Obviously that Z, but the way the left traded it was Trump's imprisoning Children. This is this is jail for kids. And what a disgusting monster he is. So when they opened up Caries a spring is a couple years ago. Hundreds of protesters began protesting the site. Against the Trump administration and demanding the abolition of immigration and Customs enforcement ice and the Border Patrol and demanded that the facility itself be shut down. That was the position of the left in 2019. Now fast forward is because in 21 And we have a border crisis and we have we have these trial detention facilities. We have these child prisons to borrow the left temple terminology bursting at the seams. They're absolutely overflowing. And so what is the White House's explanation for this? Well, thank the good Lord that Peter Doocy exists and is in the White House press briefing room because he asked Jen Psaki yesterday to account for all these kids in cages, which don't note immediately. She doesn't want to call kids in cages. Listen to Jen Psaki. Trump There have been worked by his days at the border kids being kept in cages and Kamila Harris said. Basically, babies in cages is a human rights of youth being committed by the United States government. So how is this any different way? Very much Feel that way on the thieves, air facilities. Mellie be clear here one. There's a pandemic going on. I'm sure you're not suggesting that we have. What's the Children right next to Okay? Did you notice this boom that she's pulling the pandemic? Exception the pandemic Exceptionalist. You do literally anything. We can suspend the entire constitution of the United States and we can even imprisoned Children. Even though we told you that was bad before it's the pandemic exception. It is an amazing drug what you could do with that pandemic, which is why that drug is never going away. Ever. Here's more of Jen Psaki, each other in ways that are not cove. It's safe, Are you I'm suggesting that tunnel, Harris said that this'll facility putting people in this facility was a human rights abuses committed by the United States government and Jill Biden said. Under Trump, there have been horrifying scenes of border at the border of kids being kept in cages. Now it's not under trumpets under buying. This is not Kids being kept in cages. This is this is kiss. This'll is a facility that was opened. That's going to follow the same standards as other AJ just facilities. It is not a replication. Certainly not that that was never our intention of replicating the immigration policies of the past administration. But we're in a circumstance where we're not going to expel unaccompanied minors at the border that would be inhumane. That is not what we're going to do. Here is an administration. We need to find places that are safe under covert protocols for kids to be where they can have access to education, health and mental services consistent with their best interests. Our goal is for them to then be transferred to families or sponsors. So this is our effort to ensure that kids are treated or not. Quote in close proximity and that we're abiding by the health and safety standards that the government has been set out. Where is the Trump Administration's goal with the Children was to experiment on on them and to keep them in perpetuity, right? The goal was that we're gonna have them there forever. We're going to. We're going to stitch some of them together and turn them into monsters. It's gonna be wild. What are you talking about? And the whole idea is like we're not going to continue the immigration policies of the last administration. Yeah, that's for sure. Things have gotten a lot worse really quickly, and that's under you guys. Yeah, And you know it's bad when they move on to something else. And then Ed O'Keefe from CBS says, I'm picking up on this discussion about the HHS facility and then he follows up with the fact that they're keeping the kids longer than they're supposed to longer than the three days and they're supposed to keep them in the facility. So you've got CBS now. Following Peter Deuces lead and saying, Yeah, you know what? Wait a minute. What about that which I thought was great. Sure, okay more on that in a moment specifically because the Border Patrol union is alleging that the Biden administration is explicitly breaking the law right now, right to Mary's point, with the way that they're holding some of these Children Again. This border crisis is accelerating rapidly under President Harris. I mean Biden 5 43. W m a l where Washington comes to talk. I do appreciate the back and forth, especially.
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"Cal Thomas. What's on your mind? The pollsters got it wrong again. Some claim that Joe Biden had an unbeatable margin of 17 points in several states. Why do some continue to employ these pollsters who missed the silent majority or in this case, shy Trump voters. Many of whom refused to speak with or hung up on their robo calls. Some conservatives believe it's part of an effort by the left to discourage conservative voters so they'll give up and not bother to vote. Instead, they showed up in person and in huge numbers at polling places across the country. There's a golden oldie song in a movie with the same title that featured a fortune teller and potion mixer, theme song and film were called. Love Potion Number nine. The fortune teller was Madame Ruth. I think I'll consult her before the next election. Her predictions might be more reliable than the ones by these failed pollsters. This's because it isn't over another multi billion dollar election. Remember campaign finance reform gone with the wind? Senator Mitch McConnell's Kentucky election victory, According to the Center for Responsive Politics, nearly $100 million was contributed and spent much of the money came from outside the state and to his opponent. It was the same in South Carolina, where incumbent Lindsey Graham won reelection and a hotly contested race. Graham joked that the $107 million contributed to his opponent, Jaime Harrison, was a bad investment way need to reform the election process. Campaigning should be made shorter as they do in the United Kingdom. Their election season usually takes weeks. Not years like ours. On Tuesday night, some anchors were already speculating who might run for president in 2024. It's ridiculous Thie paper ballot, even those scanned by machines. When they work is a relic of the past. We live in a digital age. Why can't we vote digitally in a manner that would instantly confirm our votes? And send them to a secure database. Having to wait days and possibly weeks to determine the next president reduces the credibility of our election process and makes us a laughing stock in the eyes of the world. It would be a shame if this election winds up with the Supreme Court, widening the divide and are already fractured country. It doesn't have to be this way who will step forward and call for meaningful reforms? I think I'll ask Madame route. I'm Cal.
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"You will turn for Brian to me we were just joined by cal Thomas and he floated the idea of a contract with America the reminiscent of new Gingrich's contract with America but he said you know contract with black American what the president is going to do for African Americans and I would like to see it not before I like to see for me for everybody why do why do we believe that African Americans want something different than the rest of us to see their families they want to live in peace they want to have jobs good jobs right do they want to contribute I don't understand why it is that we the in the left insists on putting them in a in a different category does make any sense to me I'm in with that do something for black America do you think deed and do you think the president can maintain the the black for the had in twenty sixteen or have the the right it's just totally trash that the left trying to capitalize on it and I also asked if the president decides to send the military and does that help him win votes as being seen as a law and order president does that help him win votes a lot a lot to unpack their eight six six four zero eight seven six six nine let's go to Orlando and John John good morning you're on mornings on the mall high a good morning how are you doing today expanding into Brian well you know what to do all once in awhile and I appreciate you show but I do have I got as a major public and the motion I don't see why president trump has to dress certain ethnic groups when he speaks the problem because then when you create that issue is dividing every side against each other yes because the people the people you know when we when we have people that say black America white America great America is and we need to people so when you talk to us talk to that group talk to everyone and make the statement everyone could do at least one other thing is all the problem the other issue in economics okay you know there there are there are some economic disparity between what America and black Americans we should we should at least address that most conflicts that problem it should be somewhere in the middle okay settle itself it will we will we will have all the division that we had that you could you can put it even cal address this you know what the school's African Americans I think part of the part of the problem you see the income disability disparity is because a lot of them are stuck in inner city schools with no choice they can't send their kids to a private school or to maybe a religious school on the other side of town because there's stock going to these schools that that traditionally underperform and that that rob their children of opportunity down the road the president wants charter schools this is and and school choice which is something that you think the African American community would want because it really would benefit them and I would love to see him address that let me ask you don't what do you think about the black votes the president seemed to be making in roads he he did wind up a larger portion of the black vote in twenty sixteen and he was expected to and it did seem to be growing especially with record low black unemployment what do you see happening in November with everything that's gone on in just the last two months three months first of all you have to also in the media are how they twist their stories and I think that the the black community okay and what you have in there should be more towards towards the democratic side incense and that will blow the issue I think you know because some of the black community's opinion one yard and really not being there's been some progress in session again president things have been better for most most people I would say the fact that we get with with with the tires in the last four five months it is a guard he wants to look back and see what I've done for you the only gives you what what do you do it is the wrong approach to take so between now and November hello yes things change slightly better we will have some issues based on your conduct interesting John thank you so much I appreciate your call it's so funny that that Joe Biden who did nothing for how many years was the senator and then eight years as the vice present what the heck did he do the nineteen ninety four crime bill is what he did there was nineteen ninety four crime bill bill which resulted in large numbers of African American men being incarcerated but they're going to give a chance you know charlemaine the goggles he but then he'll have the opportunity to prove to prove himself now like whites now is what he's going to prove itself what did you wait so long for a let's go to Bonnie info also in Florida Bonnie good morning here on on the Brian Kilmeade show high hi thank you so much for filling up with Brian today great conversations this morning very intelligent very very informative I wanted to point out something I thought president trump should do in his time if I couldn't get a hold of him and get somebody to give him that information I was a field trip with my child in elementary school to Washington DC and I what I noted there was the Jewish Holocaust museum and I thought wow what could be really great if president trump during his time in office maybe even look for twenty sixteen I'm sorry well twenty twenty election well I think twenty twenty going to turn out like twenty sixteen anyway if you could create a museum in Washington DC to the African American slavery movement maybe come up with a very you know good name for it something like the African American Holocaust museum look plenty of countries who had to live with their mistakes America is not individual for that I mean there are the Holocaust and where they were located at maximum three if we could create something like that where we could go over what flavor you did to the African American people and how it's progressed and how humans have been one people and you know what it did to affect America I think it would be great I did not even know that there is a place in Washington DC where black people were buried without names and headstones because nobody even knew who they were cared would be great places for the president to write down this particular time you know the older try to heal the nation then it would be under his watch but just so you know there already is the national museum of African American history and culture is part of the Smithsonian in Washington DC and they have a large slavery and freedom exhibition as part of that museum so that does already exist in Washington DC so he wouldn't be able to the and I have to say Bonnie thank you so much I appreciate it I have to say I think people would see that as pandering I don't know it I would rather see him you know put time in and money towards grams that would actually help a lot of people as opposed to a museum that probably a lot of people would be able afford to go see you know how many people from you know who live in Detroit would be able to travel to Washington DC to see a museum let's take the money and put it towards programs like school choice in it because that is going to cost money to give people vouchers odds to be able to choose a school that they want their child to go to so I would I would rather see it go to something like that instead but that's that's just me you know this is.
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"From garage door repair dot com the WMAR seven forecast this morning sunshine and chilly temperatures upper thirties to lower forty this afternoon fifty eight to sixty two it will become breezy to windy with wind gusts up to thirty miles per hour tomorrow sixty one increasing clouds and mostly cloudy both Saturday and Sunday but dry Saturday sixty one warmer Sunday in the upper sixties I maybe seven meteorologist Eileen Whalen in the stormwatch seven weather center right now it is forty one in Dumfries thirty six in Damascus forty four at Reagan national traffic and weather brought you by compassion international I'm John Matthews on one oh five point nine FM Washington's mall WMAL good morning good morning welcome to Thursday it is six oh seven a mornings on the mall at six thirty five cal Thomas joins us to talk to him about how do you know we killing capitalism at seven thirty five Charles dean joins us to analyze the economic data surrounding the rotavirus at eight OO five Jack Wilson the chair of the Republican Party of Virginia on governor Northam strategic turning of his stay home order at eight thirty five Bernie Kerik former New York City police commissioner on the department of justice moving some considering moving some inmates prison because of the corona virus on merry Walter here with this holidays well good morning you know just because we have crime ours doesn't mean there aren't a whole bunch of other issues going.
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"Wednesday morning six oh seven on mornings on the mall trying to get up to go in joining us in half an hour cal Thomas with his take on last night's debate that it'll five is Charles came with the effect of corona virus on the stock market in a thirty five South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson his thoughts on the debate and the upcoming primaries his date Walter is Connie so much says that there is a democratic presidential debate last night it started at a reasonable hour eight o'clock that was nice enough and it went for two hours and it was madness this what what here's how it started now here are the rules for the next two hours when you were asked a question you will have one minute and fifteen seconds to answer sure I'm forty five seconds for follow ups so let's begin yeah that was Nora o'donnell laying out the rules which then they all promptly decided to ignore it I think that was the last time she actually got to speak without someone interrupting her everything Norah o'donnell the last I mean it was just one disaster after the other and CBS let's give them a great right now in their moderation last night F. minus it was horrendous this was the worst debate moderating I think that we've seen in may be both the last two cycles twenty twenty in twenty sixteen I don't think anyone any network has done a worse job of moderating they've completely lost control it was Gayle king and Norah o'donnell sitting there trying to supposedly moderate this debate and they just became Wallflowers as these candidates were barking over heat each other in such a distracting array of noise that you couldn't even make out what was being said to changes I would make right off the bat I have an American flag on the stage that's the first thing no American flags as usual yeah that's the demo that's how you know it's a Democrat debate that's the first thing the second thing I would hire someone and how we'll out this huge gong and just have them hit the doctors to shut everybody off I was watching news and input just listings as in and out of in and out of that my bedroom where the TV is and I'm thinking to myself does not own a buzzer is there no bell to shut these people up they they were talking over each other booted judge and I think Bernie it was a judge in burning at the same time both talking at the same time yes and it went on and on and on and nobody gave up and I couldn't hear anything either one of them was saying not that that's a negative and I just looked this is a disease yeah I've got some of that for you expect explicitly what you're talking about just a moment I do wanna start with Bernie Sanders getting the first debate question and kicking it all off it took no time for this to become dramatic senator Sanders we haven't had a national unemployment rate this low for this long in fifty years here in South Carolina the unemployment rate is even lower how will you convince voters that a democratic socialist can do better than president trump with the economy well you're right the economy is doing really great with people like Mr movers and all the billionaires the Bloomberg attack in the last three years the last three years billionaires in this country for eight hundred and fifty billion dollar increase in their wealth but you don't want to be ordinary Americans things are not so good last feel real wage increases for the average worker well the last ten one percent half of our people are living paycheck to paycheck eighty seven million Americans have no health insurance or are underinsured forty five million people are struggling with student debt five hundred thousand people tonight please be out on the street including thirty thousand veterans that is not an economy that's working for the American people that's the kind of meat working for the one per side we're going to create an economy for all not just wealthy campaign senator Mike Bloomberg jumping in there but merry of course Bernie Sanders trying to set the frame on why he says the economy is not doing as well as as so many people think it is one of the things that Mike Bloomberg did not do last night that I wanted him to do is every time Bernie Sanders always got dismissed it because he's a billionaire I wanted Mike Bloomberg to say to him but millionaires are okay Bernie because your one right I wanted him to say that not everyone gives Bernie Sanders perhaps not Bloomberg down the last of it remember he died at the number of houses right now he arms and and made that an issue and I thought successful it and that was that they have to keep hammering him on being a millionaire he's a hypocrite he should have stuck to that line of attack but he does have a line of attack here in his first remarks during the debate last night on Bernie Sanders under that do you think senator Sanders economy would be better for America than I was and I think that Donald Trump thinks it would be better if he's president I do not think so Vladimir Putin things that Donald Trump is should be president added states cell and that's why rusher is helping you but you will be told to boot you.
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"Your friend cal Thomas is with us he has a lot to say about the impeachment circus and the house rules that we saw yesterday and our traditions like putting up a Christmas tree actually important or they just a tremendous waste of your time and energy a controversial debate arrives right here mornings on the mall just moments six o'clock on WMAL WMAL FM with which Washington while five point nine FM W. eight where Washington comes to talk WMAL news at six good morning everyone I'm John Matthews three men walked into the jewelry exchange shop on old Georgetown road in Bethesda last Friday evening and walked out minutes later with about a hundred pieces of jewelry valued at more than sixty thousand dollars police say one of the men acted as a lookout while the other two showed a hand gun and demanded the merchandise all of this was captured on video police are hoping you can help ID the robbers and you can see it all now it W. I. mail dot com a twenty sixteen fire and explosion that killed seven people and injured thirty at the flower branch apartments in Silver Spring has finally been settled with litigation ended for all parties involved according to Washington gas which ended up being blamed by the federal government for the cause namely faulty equipment that allowed natural gas to build up and eventually explode the terms of the settlement are confidential more than a hundred people lost their homes in the blast as well as all of their belongings a local car dealership group is made a twenty five thousand dollar donation to help needy students in prince George's county schools completely wiped out the lunch that that had built up in September and our foundation and has significant fundraising events to help replenish the old coffers yeah well send with the county schools excellence in education foundation says she hopes that the debt donation by dark cars will prompt other businesses to step forward and help out plans to build a very fast train between DC and Baltimore are moving very slowly now federal review of a maglev train that would move between the two cities in fifteen minutes was supposed to have been completed by earlier this year but the process has been put on hold to give the project backers more times to provide engineering and design details to the government the forty mile rail lines the first leg of a larger system that would move riders from DC to New York in an hour the project's backers say the first leg could be completed by twenty twenty eight Virginia your car inspections may go away but you could be paying higher gasoline in tobacco taxes going around north of ms unveiled a one hundred thirty five billion dollar to your state budget plan that includes those ideas the plan also proposes hefty new spending to boost early education clean up the Chesapeake Bay and reduce health insurance premiums the governor says his budget would also put more money in reserve in the state's ever had while addressing areas that have been underfunded for decades Maria leaf on WMAL and WMAL dot com federal employees you've been given a holiday gift by president trump whose declared Christmas Eve a day off with pay actions like that have been commonplace for presidents in the past but it's usually done to complete a long weekend this year it'll make for two days off in the middle of the week the order applies to some two point one million executive branch employees though some a critical personnel and some agencies may still have to work checking your money the Dow opens at twenty eight to sixty seven the nasdaq at eighty eight twenty three in sports after losing four players who left the team George stands now won four straight beating U. M. B. C. eighty one fifty five red skins guard Brandon sure if his name to his third Pro Bowl hours after he was placed on season ending injured irv he's joined by pondered press way who made the game for the first time and Stephen Strasberg held a news conference to make his return to the nationals official and to set a new goal it's funny you go in the World Series and everybody sorcery offer next year so I think that's wearing gas on the fire for me and I think for a lot of other guys you know there's no there's no stopping us now W. I. mail news time six oh four up next traffic and weather is mornings on the mall continues on one oh five point nine FM WMAL so the few Amazon echo do you rush week days noon to three some of you have gotten the details let me give them to you if you do not know.
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"Today is cal Thomas is excellent book what works common sense solutions for a stronger America are contested today is evolution and for him good morning I was in we're doing fine Sir thank you what is you wanna go first second or last this morning I would like to go to that of our allies to professionals no thank you very much that's the only time they show up I still have your TV set Amerson there you go his name was months we're listening carefully store number one court documents say a man accused of assaulting a thirteen year old boy in Amman turnout rodeo told sure Stephanie the boy cursed at him when he has the team in take off his hat during the national anthem of the floors are charge of thirty nine year old man with assault on a minor because the physically tried to make the boy remove is at story too it is a disturbing thought all those gone viral viral Galveston police are responding to an uproar over photo posted to Facebook showing a black man being led by officers or horses using a rope the man was arrested by the goal was to be the for criminal trespassing Ellen was paraded down the street to the police station and handcuffs with a rope attached to the coughs well the clothes call now it was a just a rubber connected to the horse story three governor Mike DeWine of Ohio responding to the do something trance of the recent gun violence and tragedy in Dayton has proposed mandatory bulletproof backpacks for all Ohio students that would start.
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"Dot com you know they're talking to cal Thomas about ninety yanking it kind of reminds me of the conversation that we had back when like the Confederate flags are being taken down the statues are getting knocked down a couple people made a point of the time yeah you know sort of tearing down historical landmarks is slippery slope is this the end of this mean by we start yanking down the American flag of all things and the push back on that was insane it was like don't be crazy that'll never happen your slippery slope fallacy that's garbage and then this week Mike is like yeah the American flag that's out what's the US yank that thing let's get rid of it it's gonna be interesting to see what happens tonight after this listen their their stock has only gone up since they hired Colin Kaepernick to be the face of their company so maybe this will affect them and you'll pay off their narrowing their consumer base and that's fine yeah this is while the watch it is I've got some good news for you though for this a fourth of July the US women's soccer team advanced in the World Cup they will now be playing in the final they beat England yesterday two to one yes so this is the final will be on Sunday they're going to face the winner of the Netherlands versus Sweden that semi final match is going to be played today England is going to play the loser for third place on Saturday yeah they can do their thing but they lost again on independence day week of all times in the great it is great did you see one of the players and I for I don't know who was on the players I she scored she scored a goal and she goes right into the sideline she faces the British side and she stops and she very properly stands and holds her hand up like she's holding something in her hand like a plate and then pretends to drink out of a Cup yeah Cup of tea while having a Cup she really sold it by popping the panky as a lesson Alex Morgan she put her pinky out as as pantomime and drinking a teacup after score it's so awesome it's great it was really great what was interesting is that Megan Rapinoe told the advocate agape publication yeah that it's impossible to win the World Cup with okay players on the roster she said you can't win a championship without gaze on your team has ever been done before ever that's science right there which I thought was interesting especially considering considering she was out of the starting lineup derisory but by should imply yes in a shot in in shocking news she is not the only gay player on the team so so maybe she's right also so maybe she's right but what I thought that I thought wait a minute so are you we'd so we so what are you saying are you telling me that gay women are biologically different from straight women maybe the better soccer I don't know I'm very confused about the mixed messages now that I'm receiving because I always hear other to you know give the window and I have a ton of gay friends and and and I'm you know I do them is the same as anybody else just me because I have gay friends today on the clock or balls no shockingly they do not I have will say some of my my lesbian friends make a female friends are really good golfer so I know but what is she said for me to be gay in fabulous during pride month at the World Cup is nice I personally don't understand what your sexual preference has to do or sexual orientation or did it has anything to do with soccer but I'm a little slow in these things will have to talk I have to make some phone calls to some of my gay friends to find out exactly what one has to do with the other but what is she saying is she saying that they're just like everyone else or is she saying that they are biologically different from from straight people is that what she's saying that there's some kind of change that which makes them by it she said that science so she's saying that they're biologically different I don't know very confusing getting very mixed messages I don't know precisely what she's saying but I do have this opinion of mac Megan Rapinoe which is the if if we have lost yesterday to England I would've **** up to two things one was the English play a lot more soccer okay so the if America loses to European country in football neck that's that makes sense I can I can I allow it the second opinion I had was the silver lining would be Meghan ripping a lost the World Cup that would be my silver lining yesterday after a kind of all of her true anti American nonsense that she's been pulling while representing the United States I'm really happy that the women's team won yesterday I in fact I was rooting for them of course the court to win but if they lost I was like well is Meghan lost that was gonna be my position it is still my position going into the into the actual World Cup champions I don't want her this is a terrible thing but I don't want her to have an international stage to dis the United States see which is what she's going to do so you are so here's the key does that mean you're hoping that was the championship there's a small part of me that it's kind of I had a a friend of mine who texted me yesterday and said I hate to say this but I don't want Meghan to have a bigger platform she may making your point I said I said now or not I'm sorry I can't take that take up that position she's she's gonna get a platform no matter what at this point I want the women to win let's win the World Cup let's take something from all of the soccer playing countries all around the world to think that I think we think they will easily dispense with America no no no not on independence week it's not happening right all right six fifty two and WMAL for.
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"Rate to have Cal Thomas. Joining us syndicated columnists, regular guest right here are mornings on the mall cowgill morning forty two. Both you good to be with you. The testimony of John dean on Monday, the former White House counsel. Richard nixon. An architect of Watergate, this guy being relied on the convicted obstruction of Justice guy in order to attack President Trump. What did you make of the Democrats trying to use the past to attack the present? This reminded me of that old movie tales from the crypt forty years ago, come on, don't they anything better than this? I mean deemed brought nothing to the table, except he plays on the narrative of the Democrats to try to undo the results of the twenty sixteen election or damage, Trump. If he survives that he impeachment effort, which looks increasingly unlikely, I went back and look at that Charles Colson first book called born again, where he tells stories about what went on inside the Nixon, White House and Colson tells his story, the dean called him into his office. One day Newsweek magazine was getting ready to do a profile on dean and dean Colson said had a bunch of pictures of himself spread out of the table and ask Colson, which one do you think makes me look best guys are real? Egotist. He's, he's a contributor to CNN and the only time that Democrats pay attention to anybody who is closely related to a Republican president is when he criticizes that Republican president. I don't think he brought anything to the table. I was reading New York Times reporters tweet yesterday. And he claimed that Democrats thought that this testimony was going to garner a lot of media coverage and I'm just wondering why that was the case because this guy is not even a fact witness in the relevant case. I mean, did Democrats seriously think that this was going to be displayed across cable news? Of course, that unfortunate helicopter crash in New York took away a lot of attention that the committee would have had. Otherwise, a matter of fact, some members complained about it that somebody who was killed at a helicopter crash. And the Democrats are complaining that because of that guy that could cost a lot more damage and death, perhaps that it took away from their efforts to smear the president. I mean how? How crass do you have to be? I mean, Washington's bad enough and cynical enough. But this takes the cake. There's a story out from the Wall Street Journal Kim Jong Hoon the leader of North Korea, his half brother, who was a CIA informant. That's quite an allegation. Wall Street Journal broke the story. I got a follow up in today's paper, down that the half brother was also talking to a South Korean intelligence officials. I haven't seen a whole lot of corroboration on this, and I don't know. You know, he was not part of the circle he had been out of the country for years. And I don't know what intelligence people if the story is true could have gained from anything he said, but apparently the regime in Pyongyang felt that he had something. Otherwise, they would have sent these two women to spread this poisonous substance on his face Vallejo, airport and killing. Yeah. And then, of course he had the president which was a stunning assassination. And then you had the president saying yesterday that this is not the kind of thing that happened under his auspices, he said about that. Concerned about present propping up Kim I, I think I know why he's doing it. The guy's got a huge ego. He takes to get something out of it, but there's been no demonstrative change in his behavior since this Singapore meeting a year ago at a subsequent meeting, and the president says, or maybe another meeting, well, meetings are fine. But there ought to be some kind of substance to come out of them. And this is the this is the worst regime in the world right now. And I don't see any benefit for praising the guy. I'm happy to be proved wrong. If something substantive comes from it, you know, is interesting. Cal. There was the fact that the president said yesterday that he was opposed to using CIA informants like in that way against Kim Jong UN I don't the media instantly interpreted that as like the president rejects using CIA informants out of hand. It seems to me that the president might say things like this. I wanna get your take on it just because he's trying to send A a. signal that Kim Jong UN whether or not he's actually doing it. I mean, it may be that the president is being briefed every every day on some CIA informant that's really close to Kim Jong UN. He just doesn't want to show his hand. He simultaneously. That's a, a credible interpretation, exit very well. Be I don't know if the president is that clever perhaps, John Bolton and some others on his staff are, but bed certainly reasonable interpretation. Right. I can't imagine, though, that, that the CIA wouldn't be involved, if it is possible, but it's such a close society up there. I don't know how you get anybody in there to survive. But here's a guy who assassinates his own relatives and assassinates people who don't applaud him sufficiently the public appearances. Yeah. It's a wild story all the way through keeps being one Calvin New York Times international dishes has dropped all of its political cartoons. Because they've, they ran, an anti-semitic one recently the president, there was a dog Benjamin Netanyahu, yahu yarmulke. But now they decided to, to end all of their political cartoons. As a result of the outrage does that make sense? There are a lot of offensive political cartoons, various people, but political cartooning gone back for. You know, a couple of centuries. It's a tried and true tradition of, of the media, the time city, our time says a deeper problem as Brett Stevens who is to ish, and who is a columnist for that newspaper wrote a few months ago. He attacked his own paper in the paper in his column for its Eddie semitic. Stories columns editorials slant on the news. So I think the times the problem is much deeper that a single cartoon and it's unfortunate, there are a lot of good cartoonists out there on both left and right. And it's a very commanding demanding business to take one panel and include a political point of view in just one image sizing, Stu bed. Yeah. Better better to confront your own problems rather than to start eliminating forms of Cal Thomas. Thank you. 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"You're gonna hear from Cal Thomas. We share it in his hotel room a little bit earlier today at nine thirty and ten o'clock tonight, Mike Lindell, who is speaking tonight at the part of the prayer breakfast. It's almost a whole week of stuff. Really? It's really amazing to be exposed to this amazing event. Which is nonpartisan and is to lift up the name Jesus and to bring Democrats Republicans. And there are people from the whole globe, Pakistan. There was a Pakistan a Pakistani Christian member of parliament that was asking questions today. The wife of the president of Rwanda was speaking, I forgot to mention to you. There is an amazing series on Netflix. And it stars John Goodman, and some other folks that I don't know. And it's about Rwanda. It's a limited series. It's eight shows, and that's it. And it's about the genocide in Rwanda. And so I walked in today in the middle of the luncheon. And there is the woman who is just like the star of the series with John Goodman on net. Flicks talking about her, you know, having beloved mother and father one who was was genocide was committed against another who committed genocide against. And like, she's like, I would it was amazing. And then the president of Rwanda's wife spoke, and it's just been it's unbelievable, truthfully. And the President Trump's ambassador of religion for the you know, on his cabinet Senator Brownback hosting throughout the day. So amazing stuff amazing to be a part of this. So it's great to be here from the capital speaking to you, and we'll be speaking again tomorrow night from the capital on the day to the Chris krok DC tour for the prayer breakfast. But I wanted to talk about. Trade one thing you did not hear last night or tonight and one thing today. One thing you have not heard for a month or two or three. Have you heard any Democrats criticize Donald J Trump on trade with China? It's mysteriously quietly hearing anything, you know, what you're not hearing anything because that's the sound of no criticism. Why because a businessman is in the office. And he's right. And he's winning on trade with China. Some criticisms today's I read I read as you could imagine my job a million articles on the state of the union after we had so much fun with last night. Watching it reacting with great, but. Some idiots again. They're just trying to find something to pick on them for said that he didn't make enough points here. It's funny. I watched one of the junior speechwriters for Barack Obama on Fox News yesterday was a there was a Obama former Obama speechwriter and a former Bush speechwriter, and the Obama speechwriter said you do not wanna have too many points. It's just you gotta do like three or four, you know, what around a handful of major points. And that's it to not. He says, you're you're you're this cabinet member wants this. This cabinet member wants this. This cabinet member wants this the want their things, and they're all valuable important, but you can't do them all because it'll be you won't be powerful be watered down. So what do I hear today? What do I read today who point? Well, who's right? The guy that wrote the speeches for Obama or you get out of here yfu, that's F O apostrophe you fool. Just come on. Syria and Afghanistan, I'm going to be honest with you. You very honest with you. I went to town and criticised invigorated Barack Hussein Obama for saying that he wants to negotiate with the Taliban. We don't negotiate with terrorists until Barack Obama. And now Donald Trump saying, the Taliban, and we go shade. And you know, you might be able to sit me down, and you might be able to tell me why I you'd have to be like, a a general or a high ranking member of the armed forces who commanded, you know, swaths of art large swaths of our soldiers have ghanistan for five years and tell me why you're right and wrong. But I do understand that Trump's have less than we've been in Afghanistan for twenty years, but. The moment we leave. They're going to reconstitute, and I don't want to be there in perpetuity there. But I do not want the Taliban. I I can't I can't I can't say that. That's okay. To put them back in power. It's insane. I mean, they were the ones who hosted in and provided all the material support for Osama bin Laden to kill three thousand of us. I mean, what what what do I have to say, and they cut women's fingers off, and they blackened their their windows that can't see out. They the women can't show their faces. They rape boys using the sex slave beyond any mirrors there. There's women can't get an education. The can't have any modicum of modest or sliver of success in anything. And but then you can count to me and say, well, but yeah, but you don't understand this is how it is. And there's nothing we can do about that. And we need to step back as long as they don't come after us anymore. So I understand this stuff. I just don't like the way it sounds in Syria, Al Qaeda. Let me make this very very clear. I heard enough top-flight generals etcetera talk about Al Qaeda, and they will an al-qaeda. I'm sorry ISIS. They will reconstitute themselves. The momma we leave. Now, if we're going to leave a thousand or two thousand boots on the ground in Syria as a light footprint, or we're going to have five thousand, you know. No. Inventory, Fokker, whatever you want, you know, light unit. Let regiments or whatever they're called in Iraq right in the area. Then I'm okay. But if we're going to be getting out of there, that's a bad bad move. And that's a Barack Hussein Obama did. And he literally. He literally took everything that are beautiful men and women who fought died for in in Iraq. And through it the trash by pulling us out because of because of political expediency because because he wanted to brag and wanted to pull him out because it's all about looks. That gets us killed and that birthday Taliban urgency that birth al-qaeda excuse me, ISIS and remember this clown told us that ISIS was JV boys. Eating those words to this day. You think the JV still boys? He knows words that that he is a beneath JV. I mean, what kind of a fool says JV? To the media, not primarily oh boy. Let me my one uniform fly. It's really a privilege to be broadcasting live the nation's capital, and we begin our number two of the Chris krok show coming up next with the border wall and president comes down to.
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"This is the news and talk of Texas, Texas. Twenty nine five FM HD, two news talk. Well, Hello from the nation's capital where what within a mile from me or so the president gave the state of the union speech address here. I sit at forty four hundred north Jennifer street or north of Jennifer street northwest west or something like that and forty four th street in the nation's capital, and it is an honor and a privilege to be broadcasting live from our sister station W A L in DC, Chris krok program episode number one thousand seven hundred thirteen our number one. And I want to just thank my executive producer Chris for doing an amazing job and putting a lot of hard work into this. I I'm going to get into the state of the union address in just a minute. There's so much talk about I have been my coffers have been filled with so much talk about tonight. It's unbelievable. And so we're gonna get in the state of the union coming up in just a minute. We've got Trump and his border wall and his Paso Tories, come into Texas again, which is awesome. And we also have the Virginia governor Lieutenant governor, and the attorney general is there anybody executive producer, Chris is there anybody who is not who has not worn black face. Is there anybody? I'm actually in the nation's capital. I am what a mile or two or three from Virginia. I in fact, hold on a second. I can reveal exclusively like the British tablets. I can reveal that my accommodations are in Arlington. So in in Virginia. So guys, I I'm having trouble finding anybody who doesn't who doesn't live in Virginia that it wasn't a black face. If like when Tiger Woods number. Tiger woods. Of course. We all know. But Murrow Tiger Woods. I had trouble. Finding a woman who he hadn't better down with. What's up with that? So we're gonna get into the Virginia. Governor that is a flipping joke. That is a flipping joke Saturday Night Live could not conceive of a skit that we are seeing play out in Virginia. It is an embarrassment is the Democrats reaping what they're sewing in. I cannot wait to get into that each one of these could take four hours with. But before getting all that I need to take a moment to tell you why am in the nation's capital. Oh, and by the way, I want to tell you something else. Oh my gosh. Tonight at eleven o'clock on the Chris krok program. Mike Lindell, you know, the the owner and founder of my pillow is going to join me, he's at the national prayer breakfast here, and I chatted with him. And he said will join me he was at the state of the union last night, and he wants to he's he wants to give us a report of in person. What what ocasio Cortez the social that looked like as she was wallowing in waffling? And it's just great. You gotta here. Mike Lindell's whole face to face with them for a while today, we were laughing. And so I said you gotta come on tonight. So he is coming on at eleven o'clock with us tonight on the Chris krok program. Michelle Bachmann, my favorite line from Michelle Bachmann was I'm a tax attorney. I'm attorney. Look, I love her politics. I love her faith, and she she and I were chatted today this afternoon, and I told her one of my dear friends and post people who a police officer is a big fan her. So I took a picture. She says this is for him you tell them this is for him. So it's just been Cal Thomas. I sat down with Cal Thomas today. Cal Thomas is a strong believer. He's emceeing parts of the prayer breakfast. So presidents could be speaking tomorrow with prayer breakfast. Vice president Pence is going to be speaking tomorrow at the prayer breakfast. And I'm going to be there in person, which is amazing. But the reason I'm in DC is because of the national prayer breakfast. And it just an honor to be invited to this. And to be a part of it. It is an absolute honor. So I have been in DC, and listen, I feel like Sam kennison in this drug days, except there's no drugs except for Katherine me. No sam. Right. Because I want three hours of sleep and drink coffee throughout the day and night, but I am a high on life and high on faith and high on being in the nation's capital, not because of this swamp. But because the national prayer breakfast is many, you may you may you may not know people that we all have heard about it. We see the president speak, their, you know, president has ever missed it ever accept Nixon because he was in China at the time he missed it. And so here, we are and Trump. We speaking pensively speaking today, I saw 'cause there's like a luncheon today a dinner today that I went to with Cal Thomas hosting it. Oh my gosh. Tammy Jo Schultz, the heroic Texan who landed the Southwest Airlines flight that was was falling apart. She's there I see all time bumping into all the time, Catherine Herridge from Fox News. The inimitable reporter, Catherine Herridge is amazing. She is I went up to our said are you from Canada? Because I said, I get the sense that you say a boot when you say about she goes. No, she laughed. She was so sweet. And so awesome. Very very sweet. So I really have had a privilege of meeting so many amazing people, and you need to know what goes on with the prayer breakfast. And it's it's Democrats. It's Republican Bob Beckel. You know, Bob Beckel Cal Thomas were did columns together opposing each other regularly. I think USA today for years. Bob beco was there. I'm kind of a fan of his, you know, I don't agree with politics in any way, shape or form. So it's just been an amazing day in tomorrow's gonna beat amazing day to you might hear me on some of other shows, you WBZ pump and in in the morning or the afternoon tomorrow at some point. So be listening to that. I've been in touch with my dear friend. Chris SALCEDO about going on with him tomorrow. But this is a privilege. It is an honor. And I'm just over the moon, and there's gonna be a lot of other people. I'll be talking with an stories. I'll be sharing with you tomorrow. Mommy was more interviews. We pop it on with you. Sam Brownback is the listen to the Sam Brownback, we all know that name, right? Former Kansas Senator former governor of Kansas. He is now the ambassador to religious for religious for religion for Trump. He's a member of the Trump administration, and he spoke and hosted a lot of stuff today. And we'll talk to him at some point. This has been an amazing day. But you got people from all over the world. I I saw him. Speak from the heart here. I saw have you seen the net flicks series about Rwanda. There's a Netflix series starring John Goodman a limited series. Which means it's right now, it's eight eight shows one season. That's it. And it's about Rwanda, the genocide and everything it's unbelievable. I saw the real thing in front of me today. I saw the president of Rwanda's wife speak about her faith and about the nation and healing and forgiveness. And I saw so this is a big big amazing thing to be a part of. But you'll never hear is all the stories that happen in the wars that don't get fought, and the Democrats and Republicans that come together for for God, you know, what I mean like to stop wars to end slavery to and sex trafficking and sex slavery. And the most beautiful thing is I told this to my lift drivers first time ever took a lift or an Uber in my life today to three times, I'm now experienced they have all my information. They can charge me. They can steal my identity. They know where I live. They. Got a probe in me. Probably. But I I've done three of these rights today. I now understand all this executive producer. Chris been mocking me ferociously for for for for months. If not years about not making fun of these people. But now, I'm using them. But just an amazing day in so. I sharing stuff with you throughout the night. We've got some audio of mean Cal Thomas in his hotel. I'm gonna post a picture of me Michelle Bachmann and Cal Thomas on the Facebook in a little bit as well. It's been such a day. I can't even tweet or Facebook. It's been like wildfire in a good way. So. And don't forget eleven o'clock tonight. Mike Ladele from my pillow. The owner is going to join me to talk about being the state of the union at state of union and watching across Cortez ride in person face to fill up almost face. So when we come back, though, I want to get into the state of union speaking of the state of the union, I want to say what I think we'll talk about Nancy Pelosi and her clap that supposedly awesome. If you're a democrat and Coulter attacking the president, the fact checking a Democrats not standing up. I mean, there's so much to get into. And of course, your reaction..
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"Dc it's the cal thomas commentary and now here is america's number one syndicated columnist cal thomas for years i've suspected us and other world a that has gone to the socalled palestinians was being used underwrite terrorism now the washington free beacon reports that some members of congress want to compel the state department to reveal how much it has given to convicted terrorists and their families representative david mckinley republican of west virginia and john radcliffe a texas republican are asking for a complete freeze on aid to the palestinian government this follows passage of the taylor force act which requires palestinians to stop these payments or face a cutoff of aid the letter follows a free beacon report that the palestinian authority continues to spend american tax dollars on terrorists palistinian officials say they have no intention of following the new law and that's another and compelling reason to freeze the aid now iran is the world's largest underwriter of terrorism the us should not be a part of everett's to destroy israel and kill jews the new law should be enforced let's hope members of congress can compel the state department to obey it i'm cal.