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California Teachers Pay For Their Own Substitutes During Extended Sick Leave

NPR's Story of the Day

03:28 min | 2 years ago

California Teachers Pay For Their Own Substitutes During Extended Sick Leave

"Imagine having to take time off work to get treatment for cancer. And then imagine having to pay for the person who fills in behind you. That's the situation a California Public school teacher finds herself in a nineteen Seventy-six state law requires her to pay for the substitute teacher, who is taking her place, as more people hear about her story momentum is growing to change that law, and more. Teachers are coming forward with similar stories from member station. K. Q. E D. Julia McEvoy reports Heather burns was teaching at an elementary school in San Francisco in twenty sixteen. She just had a second child. Just bought a home with her husband. I was doing self breast exam. And I felt a lump and my mother, who was a retired nurse was over the house, a couple of days later, and she said, I definitely need to get it checked out. It was staged to breast cancer, she needed surgery, radiation, and possibly chemotherapy, then burns learned, she would be responsible for paying her own subs. Teacher while she was out on leave. It didn't really hit her until the first paycheck arrived. My paychecks were a thousand dollars a month take home less than half of her regular pay. Suddenly those house payments were out of reach they'd saved and scrimped for the house, down payment in one of the most expensive housing markets in the country. There was little left in savings was kind of one of those things that I'm sick. I just had surgery. I've just got diagnosed with breast cancer. My world is falling apart. And they just sent me my paycheck, you know, burns remembers how vulnerable she felt at the time really unequipped to try and get information out of HR, San Francisco parent, Amanda con freed is angry. Teachers are being treated this way, when she learned her school, teacher would have to pay for the sub while fighting cancer. My dodges dropped I couldn't believe it in a, I remained devastate that, that this is the law, and this is know something that teachers have been living with for decades. I think initially, I would say, I'm sorry, Senator Connie Leyva heads, California's education committee. Here's what she has to say to the states. Teachers, I'm sorry that we don't have a better system in place. But we're going to try to fix it. We couldn't help you but we're going to try to fix it for future teachers, but it's complicated. California doesn't mandate. Full pay extended sickly for any employer. Much less cash strapped public schools Leiva is working with the California teachers association to figure out a solution. Eric Hines leads the association could be an easy change of just, you know, just eliminate the law. But then there's a lot of unintended consequences to that. He says without additional state funding. The schools would have to pick up the cost. And when I say it's about money, of course when you're in an underfunded system, you're still robbing Peter to pay Paul. Hind says that's why the issue back ends into the larger narrative about how we as a nation value. Teachers that issue is galvanizing educators from West Virginia to Oakland to strike for. Better pay. When Heather burns returned to school that August still reeling from her radiation treatments. The very first day I was there, my principal really upset. And she said, I'm so sorry to tell you this. But you have a class size list of forty one students burns, says she felt sick and she was depressed but her family just couldn't live off Hafer, paycheck anymore for NPR news. I'm Julia McEvoy in San Francisco.

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Ep. 342 - The End Of History

The Michael Knowles Show

47:29 min | 2 years ago

Ep. 342 - The End Of History

"Students at Hofstra. University are demanding that the school tear down a statue of Thomas Jefferson. Meanwhile, northern California Public school district is considering painting over a mural of George Washington because a working group deemed the painting, quote traumatizing to students and community members. We will analyze the end of history, then and Alabama legislator admits abortion is murder academics normalized pedophilia and finally the mail bag. I'm Michael Knowles. And this is the Michael Knowles show. You ever notice that President Trump has this bizarre knack for predicting things I'm not saying he's historically very well versed, or you know, is the most book learned man that's ever walked the earth. But he has this incredible knack for predicting things and one of his predictions just came true again in a in a really distressing way. We'll get to that in a second. But first hiring used to be very hard multiple job sites. Stacks of resumes. 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Quesnoy W L E S bad hires can cost you a lot of time in a lot of money and a lot of stress. Don't do it. Make sure you get the most qualified candidates. Today's ZipRecruiter dot com slash Knowles. Ziprecruiter, the smartest way to hire. President Trump has this incredible ability to predict things so he did the first time I noticed this was in two thousand fifteen he announced that he was running for president on June sixteenth twenty fifteen you remember he comes down Trump Tower. He gives this long speech about how illegal aliens are criminals. They're threatening the country we need to build a wall. We need to block the illegals from coming into the country. And he was pilloried for this. They said illegal aliens don't commit crime. They stop it. How dare you? It's awful it's made up it's fiction. And then what happened two weeks later, we had one of the most high profile murders in recent memory, and it was an illegal alien who killed Katie Stein Lee in American citizen. And I thought does this guy just. Does he just say things, and then reality decides to comport with whatever he's saying? So this also this happened first of all with his election. He predicted when he did that that roast of Donald Trump on comedy central and everyone thought he was a joke. Running for president twenty eleven two thousand twelve he said, look, I'm not I'm not sure if I'm going to run. But if I do I'm going to do a lot better than everyone thinks I'm gonna do. Everybody laughed at him. We were told by all these Nobel prize winning a communist that the economy would crash if he were elected he said, it would boom what happened if boomed this happened again. And this is an even more consequential prediction than any of those you remember during that Charlottesville incident. President Trump made a very precise prediction about what would happen if we start knocking down confederate statues. Washington was a slave owner was Washington slave owner. So we'll George Washington now lose his status. A we go to take down excuse me. A week to take down a we're going to take down statues to judge how about Thomas Jefferson. What do you think Thomas Jefferson, you like them? Okay. Good. Are we going to take down to Satcher because he was a major slave owner? Now, we're going to take down his statue. So you know, what it's fine you're changing history, you're changing culture, or we're going to take down statues of Washington and Jefferson people said, oh, what are you talking about were only taking down statues of confederates? We're only taking down Robert E Lee, he's a bad guy Jefferson while he had problems, but we're not don't worry. We're not going to take him down. Except now less than two years later. That's exactly what's happening right now at Hofstra university. Last Friday, a group of students hosted an event titled Jefferson has got to go. These students have previously already defaced this Jefferson statue at Hofstra. They wrote decolonize on it. They wrote black lives matter on it. They wrote all this other stuff on who are the organizer. Of this event. Hofstra students Planned Parenthood for some reason. Couldn't tell you why and then local community members. And the there is a real irony here, by the way that Planned Parenthood is hosting an event to take down Jefferson statue because it's not nice to black people Thomas Jefferson in all enslaved black people. That is true. Planned Parenthood kills black people slaughters them on mass black women get abortions at more than three times the rate of white women more babies in New York City or aborted than born. And Planned Parenthood has the temerity to go to an event and say, we need to tear down our history because that's not nice to black people because this man owned slaves. You kill black people in New York. More black people killed than born neither here, nor there the Hoster college. Democrats also want the statue gone. It's not just at Hofstra. Students at GW university. Now want to get rid. Of George Washington for those of you who don't know GW university stands for George Washington University, and they wanna get rid of their namesake in their mascot. This is the majority of students here. There was a vote. That was conducted fifty four percent of students at GW wanna get word of George Washington. How that George Washington high school in northern California? They now want to paint over they wanna get rid of a mural. That depicts George Washington in the way, they did it is so insidious. It's just that creeping too radical leftism that that seems like it's nice and orderly. So they mask all of their totally destructive instincts with this sort of orderliness of bureaucracy and meetings. They didn't just take a sledgehammer to it. No, they formed a working group. Oh, it's a working group. There's a committee. They're gonna committee is going to meet, and then they're going to decide to take a wrecking ball to work of art and a piece of history the working group decided that a mural of George Washington, the founder and father of our country at a high school called George Washington. High school quote. Traumatizes students and community members. It doesn't just offend them. Traumatizes them. This is what we have been seeing increasingly for years. Now what I see at these universities when I go and give speeches there. They are conflicting speech with violence. So it's it's this work of art. This work of history is not simply offensive. It's not simply unpleasant. It's not simply unappreciated. No. It is traumatizing which is to say it is committee an act of violence that has physical repercussions on students. And so if the school is going to protect the students safety their physical wellbeing than they have to paint over the artwork, very clever strategy. Because what the school should say is we're not going to erase art and history because you don't like it because some mob is demanding because what is happening in reality. A mob is demanding that we burn books. Burn history, burn or work burn paintings. That's what a mob is doing that. But the way the left organizes it is they say it's not a mob. It's a working group, and we're not destroying or because it offends us. We're destroying our because it traumatizes us it committed violence on us. So we now will commit violence on it. The district spokesman. So the spokesman for the administration of the school district said quote at its conclusion, the group voted in the majority recommended that the life of Washington mural be archived and removed because the mural does not represent the school district values. Then what values does the school district hold because George Washington, the father of our country created the greatest country in the history of the world a country premised on the idea that all men are created equal that we're endowed by our creator with certain unalienable rights, among them, life liberty, and the pursuit of happiness that that man and that man established and presided over and fought for and won has led to the most just missed equitable. Most prosperous miss charitable country in the history of the world ever at any time. Certainly now by orders of magnitude. If the school district doesn't stand for that. What do they stand for? What are their principals? They apparently opposed life liberty and the pursuit of happiness. They oppose charity. They oppose Justice. They pose equality. They oppose. What do they what do they stand for? If we were to give this school district the benefit of the doubt, it seems that they just don't know anything about history. They don't know anything about George Washington. They don't know anything about which Washington stands for. But that indictment is just as bad because they're a school district. They are supposed to educate students, but they don't know anything themselves. They don't know anything about history. This is a real threat to the country. And this threat has been building for a long time. And Donald Trump is not the only guy who predicts things there was another prediction made by George Orwell in nineteen Eighty-four through the character of Winston, which describes this time that we're living in perfectly. He writes, every record has been destroyed or falsified every book has been rewritten. Every picture has been repainted every statue in street building has been renamed every date has been altered and that process is continuing day by day and minute by minute history has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the party is always right. That's what happens. What happens when you get rid of history? Because you might say who cares? It's a statue ocare is it's a monument. Oh, who cares? It's some dates of some battles. And some things that some guy wrote without history. There is only an endless present in which the party is always right. If you're not going to be guided by history, you are going to be guided by something or somebody. And in the absence of history in the absence of fact, because when we talk about history, we're talking about facts history and facts or the same thing facts means something that's done something. That's true. The word fact comes from the verb to do. So fact is something that's done in history. But when you get rid of that, what are you guided by ideology and who wields ideology like a weapon ideologues to Tallaght -tarian activists politicians. The party is always right to tell a -tarian 's hate history. This is why all of the most famous Italian -tarian regimes in history. Have immediately erased their own history Stalin, did this Stalin actually took people out of photographs after he purged them after he liquidated them after they became politically incorrect to his party. How about in China? They had the great leap forward the cultural revolution. Right. They got rid of all of their history. They tried to deny. All of their history and just innovate from the very beginning. Create the whole world knew terrible idea. They always want to erase history. Why? Because history gives us context. History puts all of their schemes in a historical context when. Oh, see this poor empty headed legislator. Twenty nine year old bartender comes up and says, hey, I've got a plan that will completely upend the entire American economy and political system that will cost ninety three trillion dollars that will get rid of most of your private property rights that will get rid of your home. So we'll get rid of all of your political rights. How about that? Is that a good idea? I'm promising you the world everything it'll be better. It's going to save the whole planet. If you don't know history, you you might actually find that compelling, if you do know history, you'll say Hm every time these exact ideas have ever been tried. They've led to widespread misery famine murder slaughter poverty, misery. But they wanna get rid of history. So that we don't impede their schemes. History. Also gives us something to cherish. So these are these are two. Totally opposite ideas when we look at history. I I gave a speech at Notre Dame about Christopher Columbus. And how Columbus was actually quite a good guy and these students who were protesting they came up. And they said how could you say the Columbus is a good guy? He's terrible. Everything about him is awful, everything he ever did was off everything he led to his awful. And then I started recounting all of the good things. Columbus led to I way led to our country. He created the Latino race literally created race of people. He spread Christianity throughout the world. He gave us what we have. It's something to cherish some people look on history and they cherish that tradition that they have others look on it and they despise it. They hate it. They stand on the shoulders of giants. They think that they're flying. And they spit on the people who've led them to where they are the issue basically oils down to the same reason why we respect our elders. Why should we respect history? It's the same reason we we respect our elders. First of all, why do you respect your elders, should you? I think these days we're taught not to respect our elders. We're taught to talk back to our elders or to dismiss them or to despise our elders coincidentally at the same time. We're taught to hate our history despise our history. You know, those are just our elders in a whole higher order of magnitude there just our elders much further back. Why should you respect your elders in part humility? Because it's the classic whiny angsty teenager. I hate my parents, my parents are terrible. They're so dumb and wrong awful. I hate them. But I'm really great. There's nothing wrong about me. Right. No, you impart respect your elders because it shows you a little bit of humility, you are just as flawed as you are convinced that they are in parts gratitude because no matter how flawed your elders are you're here because of them in the case of your parents, literally their love is the reason why you exist, and in the case of your elders broadly, you are here in this society in the civilization because of their work because of what they have done also because to respect your elders is to respect yourself. We are not just isolated atoms floating in the middle of nowhere. We don't just pop into existence in the middle of the air and fall down and say, okay, I guess here. I am all myself and island unto myself. No, we. We are part of a tradition. We come from somewhere. We come from a culture that culture forms us as much as we formed the culture, the culture forms us, actually, the culture forms us much more than we formed the culture. And so those those traditions that we despise that we hate that we disrespect to disrespect those things is to disrespect ourselves because they form us. They make up our character. We are connected to the past. But these days we're taught to hate ourselves. That's what the whole culture tells us to do Americans are the worst Americans are awful, especially don't get me. Started on straight white men. Don't get me started on straight white men who think that they're men. Oh, if you're one of those guys you have to hate you have to despise yourself. You have to shut up never open your mouth, never express an opinion. Just just sit there and feel really bad about how awful you are. But it's not just straight white men who think that they're men everybody has to check their privilege because you have some sort of privilege. That's all you. Gotta hate yourself. Now, if you hate yourself, you're going to hate your past. Because if we're so bad, then surely, those awful people in the bad olden days, there even worse, aren't they? If we enlightened modern people are so bad. They were terrible. We're taught that our culture is hopelessly bigoted. So obviously, anybody who lived even five seconds ago is hopelessly bigoted. We are. Now told that the opinion that Barack Obama had on gay marriage for his entire political career up until seven years ago is an example of pure malicious bigotry because he thought that marriage is an institution between men and women. Husbands, and wives. Because he thought that that opinion is hopelessly bigoted. That was the opinion that everybody held is recently seven years ago. But radicals hate history, and you notice it speeds up so now, we're we're changing history much more quickly. Once you start to get rid of Robert E lay it's not like, you get rid of the Robert E Lee statues, and then sixty years later you start to get rid of the Thomas Jefferson statues. No, once you grant the premise, then it doesn't proceed gradually it proceeds exponentially because that's the logic. If we're gonna erase our history if we're going to erase or art if anything bad that ever happened in the past is not just unfortunate. But traumatizing it's literally harming physically people right now, you gotta get rid of all of it. You gotta get gotta you've gotta get rid of Barack Obama's speeches from twenty eleven when he talked about marriage. Can't have those those are traumatizing. You can't have a statue of Barack Obama. It's traumatizing. Ultimately, you're going to get rid of even the recent past you're going to get rid of five minutes ago. All that's going to exist is the eternal present in which the party is always right? History shows that those utopian schemes are going to fail shows us that men are not perfect. They're never going to be perfect shows us that the world is complicated. You can't spell it all out in some doctrine in some manifesto. So we gotta get rid of him. And the party will always be right. But we're not just killing off our past. We are also killing off our future. And at least you gotta give them credit. There's one state legislator in Alabama guy named John Rogers who has at least being honest about why Democrats want to kill babies. Do it all be a woman's choice? I'm not about to be the male Taylor woman would do about it. She has a right to make as. The regular is said. Some kids and unwanted. So you kill kill them late. It you you begged him into on one on low. All these negative. So you kill him. Now, kill them later. But the bottom line is is that we should be making his kill him now or kill them later. I love this clip. I kinda like this guy. If you can't see him he's wearing this baby blue suit, he's got this really thick Alabama accent. And at least he's honest. He's wrong. But he's honest. He's admitting a true premise, which is that abortion is killing a baby. He's admitting that you say now, we're not just performing some procedure. We're not just removing the pancreas or something we are going in and killing a human being he's admitting that a baby is a person he's admitting that we're killing these babies selfishly. You say, yeah, we're we're gonna have to kill him. Eventually, aren't we? Because they're going to be bad. They're going to be inconvenient for us. They're going to commit crimes. So we've got to kill them. Now, you get rid of them. We're gonna save ourselves a whole lot of headache. Now what he's wrong about is. He's assuming that unwanted babies are going to become criminals, and we're going to have to kill them send them to the electric chair. This is wrong for a number of reasons one. There's no evidence that babies given up for adoption or babies raised by single parents or babies raised who are not wanted or not loved in inevitably become criminals, and such awful criminals that they receive capital punishment. There's I mean that is he's pulling that completely out of thin air. This is an argument that the left tried to make for a while like that freakonomics book, I said, oh, yes. The reason crime rates have declined is because Roe v. Wade legalized abortion. And so we're killing all the bad kids who are certainly going to become criminals. This has been roundly debunked and people no longer seriously. That argument. But it's it's a weak argument. Anyway, so we first of all it's not an argument to kill babies before they've committed a crime. I mean, I guess that's the premise these trying to make it's a weak argument because in the United States, we kill very few criminals. Anyway, so you're not going to kill them later. And it's a highly immoral argument. Because if if that's the argument if you are just saying look, unwanted unborn. Babies are likely to commit crimes. Let's grant that premise therefore, we should kill them. Then this is obviously true of any demographic group that is likely to commit crimes young black men in certain geographic areas are very likely to commit crimes statistically, more likely than other demographic groups. Is this guy arguing that we should kill them now because they're likely to commit crimes, that's a heinous argument. But that is the logical conclusion of the argument that he's making and then he admits by the way that it's not really about crime. Then he admits it's not it's not really about. We're gonna have to kill them later. What he admits is. I just don't want these babies they're inconvenient here. He is. It's hard to hear. It's not the that microphone was not as good there. What are you saying is the child could be born retarded the child could be born half deformed? Therefore, we've gotta kill them. So retarded people have apparently. No, right. Not to be murdered people who are deformed. Maybe the kids missing a few fingers kill him who wants a kid who doesn't have a few fingers. Oh, could you imagine anything worse than not having a couple of fingers kill him that is the disregard for human life that we're talking about? And I really liked that he's making this argument because he's he's allowing the ethical and moral argument to take place in a way where we recognize the humanity of the baby. He's allowing us to say, okay. If by your logic. We need to kill people before they commit crimes. Why shouldn't we kill any adult demographic group based on race based on sex based on age? Why shouldn't we do? Oh, because it's not legitimate to kill people before they commit a crime. Okay. Well, but then his argument is well the kids retarded. Okay. So if we can kill people because they're not smart enough. Where's the cutoff? Maybe an ninety IQ ninety-five IQ we'd have to kill off basically all of the US congress. Dan, Crenshaw probably could still live the in Crenshaw would be the last remaining congressman everyone else would be gone by that measure that is that what we're going to do deformed someone's about if someone's ugly, someone's a little fat, you know, they've got some pockmarks on their face or something. We'll kill them, right. There are deformed. Nobody wants a deformed person. How ugly? Either. Human dignity human worth comes from some superficial characteristic like IQ or how you look or how many fingers you've got or how much your parent loves you. Or how how well you're going to be raised or or the likelihood because of your circumstances that you're going to be in situations where you might commit more crime either. It's from that. Or it's intrinsic human beings have intrinsic value. Those are the two options. That's the logic of abortion. Speaking of little children a bunch of academics. Now want to normalize pedophilia. We'll get to that in a second wall. So get to the mail bag. But I I've got to say goodbye to Facebook and YouTube, so if you're on Facebook and YouTube over to daily wire dot com. Ten bucks a month one hundred dollars for an annual membership. You get me you get the Andrew claybin show. You get the bench appear. Oh show you desk questions and the mailbag you get them out. We'll show you get to ask questions backstage, you get the leftist. Here's tumbler, whereas my leftist. Here's tumbler. Oh my gosh. I don't have a leftist. Here's tumbler on my desk right now. If those doors to the studio open up, I very likely will drown. This could be my last show. Don't be like me, go get your leftist. Here's tom. We'll be right back with a lot more. All right. We've reached the end of society. I guess it's all over. We had a good run. We lasted for I don't know probably like five or six thousand years now, it's over academics. In Britain at a conference hosted at Cambridge University. One of the oldest and best universities in the world. Have now reached the logical conclusion of the sexual revolution. The normalization of pedophilia. What they say is that pedophilia is normal and natural. Quote, pedophile like interest is natural normal for human males. At least a sizable minority of normal. Males would like to have sex with children, normal males or aroused by children. This has been building for a long time. I think I've been predicting this for years. I other people have as well. And everyone said, oh, you're crazy. It'll never happen. No way. They'll never tear down statues of Washington. No way. They'll never normalize pedophilia. Yes. They are doing that. And it doesn't take a genius, by the way to predict these things all you have to do is realize what the premises of the left are. And then use your mind to follow them to the logical conclusions. So the premise of we need to tear down history that we don't like or that we find offensive or that was wrong or evil leads necessarily to tearing down all of history the premise that sex is just some physical action, and that any desires that we have are not to be shunned or shamed. Or repressed, but are to be explored and liberated because there's no such thing as normal. There's no such thing as a wrong. There's no such thing as sinful sexual behavior. The logical conclusion of that is the no. Of sex with children. And that's what these these people are doing. So in one thousand nine hundred one there was a a respected publisher. That's for the published a piece called perspectives on pedophilia edited by sociologists named Brian Taylor. And what Brian Taylor did was challenged the quote prejudice against sex with children. Now, there is a prejudice against pedophilia. That's true. I think it's a pretty good prejudice. It is true. Our society has this prejudgment we say sex with children is bad. I think this is exhibit a evidence number one that some prejudices are a very good thing. Then in nineteen Ninety-one a professor wrote on his blog. This was recently republished on twenty twelve quote, many adult pedophile say that boys actively seek out sex partners childhood itself is not a biological given. But in historically produced social object. You see the language of all of modern academics. All of this. Relativistic academic culture. Childhood doesn't even really exist. It's just a social construction, male and female, they don't really exist. They're just social constructions. Everything's everything, you know, man, and nothing's really itself and nothing's categorically distinct and. You know, we're all just part of the universe, man. That's the logical conclusion of that idea. Debates are now being had at the American psychological association over the DSM over the the book of of psychological disorders over whether or not to include Hiba affiliate as a disorder. I believe it is now not included as a disorder. He feel yet is sexual attraction to children eleven to fourteen basically after their little kids. But before they're they're post Pugh Bassim. The sexual revolution types have been saying for a long time that pedophilia is normal and natural. Maybe he's right in the sense that. It occurs with some frequency. You know when the sexual revolution left-wing type CEO. Yes, any kind of bizarre sexual behavior is normal. It's natural. It's no big deal. Then you have the right wing types who were saying pedophilia is of normal. It's unnatural. It's obviously can't be any of the things that the sexual revolution types or saying that it is. Maybe both views miss the point. Maybe this is the actual point. Let's say that pedophilia is natural. Let's say that people are born this way, this has been the argument for all the sexual liberation movements. See we were born this way, we were born with certain desires, therefore, we have to fulfill them. I'm perfectly fine. With the conclusion that some people are born naturally with a desire to have sex with children. It's still wrong. But we're born this way doesn't matter. It's still wrong. It's wrong to do. It's evil. It's a wicked desire that you have to repress all the time. Well, let's say let's say that it's not just natural. Let's say that pedophilia as these academics in Britain say is natural end normal. So it's very easy to imagine. At some point in the future that these guys get their way and pedophilia taken out of the DSM. It's no longer considered a disorder. It's a sexual orientation something you're born with. And let's say lots of people accept this threat society. It becomes totally normalised. It's still wrong. But eighty percent of people say, it's okay, right. Eighty percent of people are wrong. But five percent of people are born with this desire, right? Desire is still wrong. This is a really tricky issue for the sexual revolution. And I guess for the left broadly, which is embraced the sexual revolution. Because pedophilia are natural, correct. Revulsion toward pedophilia and pedophile 's. Shows us that so many premises of the sexual revolution. Or not true. The the idea that exists now. I mean, this is I think the chief moral maxim of our age, which is if it feels good do it. That's not sufficient. That's not true. That's not right. Certain acts are wrong certain ones are right. So the way that the left has gotten around this in recent years is they've made consent. The most important thing. You can do anything you want to anybody. But you need consent. You can smack your sexual partner around punch him in the phase. You're gonna put a cigarette out on his forehead, whatever you, that's okay. As long as you get consent. And so can't consent. Okay. Can a fourteen year old consent. I feel that when I was fourteen I could consent to a lot of things I was able to consent to go work. I had working papers at fourteen I had a job. I was able to work a job if I couldn't consent in that case, I was a slave was I really a slave or or or teenagers who work at fast food places slaves. No, in some way, they're consenting consent is insufficient. This libertine liberal totally liberal culture of saying, well, whatever you wanna do is. You know, it's fine. Just do it as long as you have consent. That's insufficient. Some things are intrinsically wrong. No matter who's born that way. No matter what people think no matter how we can bend the definition of consent. It's just wrong. But if if this is wrong. And what else is wrong? What else does the moral order say about our behavior? Not even just our sexual behavior all of our behavior. That's a difficult question. And ironically is we've gotten so much worse so much less able to have moral discourse, we're seeing the horrifying conclusions of that perhaps that will wake people up and say gosh, I've gone down a terribly wrong road here on my trip to progress. I've gone down a holistically wrong road. I've gone to the this awful conclusion and to see us Lewis points out when you realize you're going down the wrong road, the person who turns around and starts going in the other direction is the progressive. He's the he's the one who is actually pursuing progress. We gotta get the mail bag. I question from Eliza not sweet sweet little at Lisa, but Elissa. Hello, Michael, why can't governments just print more money? Why do people say it brings down the value of the dollar? I've never been explained this. And everyone else seems just understand. And so I've always been too embarrassed to ask. Thanks, listen. Well, you're looking at Venezuela right now. I assume to see why you can't print more money. Here's why. Money refers to value money is a symbol value. And what is that value? That value is goods and services. It's the production of our economy. So you've got the money supply. And you've got the the real output of our economy the goods the services the products made the things built the things done. Okay. The money has to match the output. So it let's say you're Connie's worth twenty million dollars. And that's the that's the output that you're putting out and then one day the government decides it wants more money. So it starts to double the amount of money. It's printing. Now, the government is printing forty million dollars. But your real output is still only twenty million dollars. Well, you've got double the money, but the same amount of goods and services. So as people go to buy those goods and services. Everybody knows you're printing more money eventually people figure out the secret. And so what happens is the prices of those goods and services will double gradually, but eventually they'll they will double what that is called as inflation. You get inflation because you can't trick everybody. You can't make something out of nothing to quote, the great philosopher, Billy Preston, nothing from nothing leaves nothing. So these. Ridiculous tinpot dictator ships like then as Walea in Latin America think that the way that they can make up for all of their overspending. They Konami made a certain output, and then they're just spending and spending and borrowing and bribing people and doing all of this and eventually when that catches up to them, and they say the Bill comes due. They just start printing. More money. It's not gonna work. Nobody cares about the paper. They care about what the paper represents. And there's no such thing as a free lunch from Evan. Hey, michael. If my memory serves me correctly, when you were younger, you were an atheist, drew I'm sort of in the same boat as you in that I was an atheist and now believe in God, mainly due to you in the influence. You've had on me. It's nice to hear what drove you to believe in God. And what would you recommend to someone who is trying to explore faith? Thank you so much for me. It started with the arguments for God. And it started with my recognition that all the people around me. This was during. College all the people around me were smart, and they were all atheists, but the smartest people were not atheists. The very smartest people were Christians. And generally they were Catholics are on the road to becoming Catholics or eastern orthodox also liturgical traditional with a profound a body of work and philosophy and obviously natural law and all of these sorts of things. So I noticed that that piqued my interest. Then I started reading CS Lewis or g k Chesterton started reading the arguments for God, the unto logical argument that Alvin planting a formulates the album planting is the most recent of zillion people who have formulated it it goes back to Saint Anselm of Canterbury and the two mystic arguments for God from Saint Thomas and it occurred to me eventually that the arguments for God's existence were much stronger than the arguments against God's existence. Now, you'll notice what word has been missing thread all of this is faith for me. It was initially almost. Entirely intellectual then the experience and practice of faith happened after what I would recommend. I didn't really go to church very much almost never in college. And for me, the reason for that was that I was raised in the very liberal post. Vatican two Catholic church where it was all these awful insipid hymns that were like, you know, bad pop songs with saccharin lyrics, and it was all just kind of show. It was just you know, the priest would say, hey, be a good person. You know? I mean, you don't have to really do anything or think anything. I don't know. If anything's really that true. But be a good person. I'm only slightly exaggerating. And then you'd all hug, and that's okay. And it was really more of like a. I dunno therapy group than real worship the purpose of the mass. Or the purpose of whatever church you go to is not to make you feel really good about yourself. You were there to worship God. And you're actually doing something. And in the churches that recognize the real presence of Christ in the communion. You were there to literally commune with Christ. You are really doing something. It really matters. This is why I found an old mass Latin mass or at least a mass with some land. And I thought oh gosh. This is really beautiful. I didn't realize there was all this beauty before. So what I would recommend to you is. However, you're going to do it. Whatever church you come from or tradition. You come from. Do it really do it. Read all the stuff convince yourself intellectually, it seems like you've already done that. And then do it and realize that you're doing something you're not just playing around in a sandbox. You are really doing something and something is really being done to you by the Holy Spirit. When you realize it's all true. That will obviously inform your faith and transform your life from George this morning. I heard on a local radio station here in Saint Louis that you will be speaking at the state capital in Jefferson City on may ninth. Can you supply? Can you elaborate rather on this or supply website to find out the specifics? That's true. I am going to be speaking in Jefferson City at the state capital in Missouri. I was invited by a state Senator there because my speech at the university of Missouri. Kansas City was interrupted and because I was physically assaulted, and because the awful chancellor of that university, Molly Agra wall, then chose to condemn me and praise the hecklers who were trying to shut down a free discourse on campus. So I was invited to go. Give a speech there at the state capital. We'll get more information out soon. I actually don't have it all on me right now. But it promises to be lively event. So if you're around sure would love you to come out from Seth. Hello, Michael knowledge. I was talking to a friend, and she said that when she gets married. The husband will have to change his last name to hers. What do you think about husband's changing their last name to their wives? Well, if she's waiting to find a man who's going to change his last name to hers is might not end up being too much of a problem for her. She might not have to actually answer this question ever. Should wait a very long time. I think this is a bad idea. I have one friend who did take his wife's last name and he came up with some elaborate explanation of this. That was philosophical and everything I think really why he did it is because he had a really long kind of clunky last name and his wife had this really sleek last name that was short. And so I think maybe it was a little a little self interest there as well. What that accepts is an inversion of the tradition. So what you are. Traditionally the man is considered the head of the household. And what does that mean does that mean he's dragging his knuckles across the floor and bellowing like some some tyrant or something? No. But it does mean that the man has a leadership role. The husband has a leadership role in the household and one symbol of this is the family the whole family taking the husband's last name. If you're going to take your wife's last name what you are saying is we're going to invert this traditional order. So the the wife is going to have the leadership role in the household. What does this mean does this mean that she's going to be the primary breadwinner does this mean that you are going to be the man is primarily going to be the keeper of the home and the nurturer and the person who raises the children and the person who is is keeping the family together in a more. That way while the wife goes out, and it is the public face of the family and is spending much more of her time in public. Okay. That's the life. You wanna live? That's fine. I think there is a reason why throughout all of history certainly in our civilization and in the vast majority of other civilizations. It has been the other way around something about our nature probably leads into that something about our inclinations probably explains that if you want to bend that and do the opposite and see if backwards day works for the rest of your life. Go for it. I mean, be my guest, but you are you are fighting against the tides of your culture and civilization history. And maybe they knew something you don't from David. Hello, michael. I'm currently in college studying English teacher education. I'm thinking about changing to a policy major program. Do you think this is a useful major in? What would you recommend studying to get into politics? Thanks, david. I think it's a terrible major. I think it's completely useless. I don't recommend studying political science, then was a policy major. And he says the same thing political science is a highly politicized. Ideological major at it now rarely focuses on political philosophy which is a very worthwhile to study. And instead focuses on you know, statistics and social science and things were a little softer a little a little less related to the traditional liberal arts. If it depends if you want to go into politics, I recommend you study history or English perhaps litter. Richer or I guess philosophy for interested in political philosophy. And maybe if you want to go into politics, you should study business. I don't know depends. If you want to liberal education or more, practical education, and if you study business, you could make a whole lot of money, and then you can buy your way into some political seat and rise your way up if you want if you want to be an English teacher. I guess you should study English or English education. It depends what you wanna do with polycyclic can be useful in the sense that a lot of policy majors end up going to law school. If you want to go to law school to get into politics, then that's fine. What I would really recommend though is. Doing what you are good at doing what you naturally gravitate toward and knowing somehow some way that that might apply to the rest of your life. I studied liberal arts, I studied history and Italian literature. Those are not mechanical arts, those are not practical you don't get a job out of those. But I was very interested in them. I think they're very good for understanding, the west understanding, our culture, understanding, human nature. They're obviously good for politics. Which is what I'm doing? Now. They're obviously good for an understanding of of the culture, and where where things are going. So it does apply in that way. Polycyclic? I don't think really does that you've got to figure out what you want so often people go into these schools, and they just pick some random major just cause. And then they come to regret it years later don't end up with that regret where we're right now at a crisis of the American University. The whole thing is collapsing around us, and you don't wanna be the one who spent a quarter million dollars getting a degree that you come to find out as useless. All right. That's our show so much more to get to. But we just don't have time, man. I'm sorry. We will be back on Monday have a good weekend. In the meantime, I'm Michael this is the Michael Knowles show. I'll see you then. The Michael Knowles show is produced by Rebecca dob koets and directed by Mike Joyner executive producer, Jeremy boring, senior producer Jonathan. Hey. Our supervising producer is Mathis Glover, and our technical producer is Austin Stevens. Edited. By Danny d'amico, audio is mixed by Dylan case hair and makeup by Jessica ovarian and our production. Assistant is Nick Sheehan. The Michael Knowles show is a daily wire production copy write daily wire twenty nineteen. Hey, guys over on the Matt wall show today. Socialist Venezuela is as I'm sure you noticed falling apart before our eyes, but it's pretty disturbing. When when you think about when you see what's happening in Venezuela. And you think about that so many young people in this country want that system in America. But here's the question. None of these people seem to be asking themselves. And it's if socialism is a good system than why has it destroyed every country that tried it? And if socialism system, then why wouldn't you want to live in any of the countries today that are socialist? So we'll talk about that also a democratic state rep. Presentative in Alabama made the most horrific and insane. But also, the most honest argument for abortion that you'll ever hear. And we'll take a look at that today as well. Over on the Matt Walsh show.

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The Dennis Prager Show 20210519  1 Affluent, Secular, and Bored

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The Dennis Prager Show 20210519 1 Affluent, Secular, and Bored

"Is podcast is one of the salem podcast network for more podcast like this from courageous conservative reason visit salem podcast network dot com my friends. Welcome to the wednesday edition of the dennis. Prager show you might say. What is the wednesday edition in. What way does it differ. From the tuesday or thursday edition. It has the male female. Our they say was not said in vain. How many people who have not studied the bible say in vain interesting now probably not i think. Welcome to the show receive something from a new york times article that i suspect this is not any sort of praise of self. It's just an interesting note. I don't think anybody well. It's hard to say there are so many people doing podcasts and broadcasts but i wonder if anyone let me put it that we will pick this up in the middle of an article on what is happening in the middle east on tuesday yesterday. As a convoy of twenty four trucks carrying much needed international aid from israel. Try to enter gaza. They came under mortar fire from palestinian militants according to israeli and u n officials. Only five of the trucks got through the crossing before the rest would turn back. The truck contain medical equipment. Animal feed and fuel tanks for the use of international organizations in gaza. It's just it's a little sidebar of the evil that from us is abe to international organizations in gaza. Helping the people of gaza was turned back was was actually under mortar fire. I love this from palestinian militants. The new term in the new york times world for terrorist they ever use it except with white supremacists kamaz is militants but the The supporters of president trump at On january six. Not the terrorists. And i am. I condemned what they did within five minutes of hearing about it that day. Can i hope they still have a recording of my promo of my show which i made right after the show. It happened that my time as my show ended terrorists. One other thing. Israel is allowing this in note that israel is allowing in medical equipment fool for fuel tanks and animal feed. Just thought. i'd share that with you. We'll have about moral arab world leader. There's a piece that is if this had been in a satire magazine a short time ago even even a year ago a year and a half certainly it would have been regarded as a joke. Obviously from the wall street journal today california leftists tried to cancel math class if california education officials have their way. Generations of students may not know how to calculated apartments square footage. By the way do you know how to calculate department square footage. I hope you do. I mean as well. I normally do is my listening room. I tell the people you know. It's it's twenty feet by fifteen feet. Oh i see a whole apartment. That's that's a good point. That's fair well. I think that they could put a room in to make it. Even i i would be very interested to ask set eighth graders. I got a room. It's it's twenty by fifteen. How hot is the square footage of the room the area of farm field but the mathematics of political agitation and organizing will be second nature to them get the mathematics of political agitation encouraging those gifted and math to shine. We'll be a distant memory. This will be the result if proposed mathematics curriculum free merck which would guide k. Twelve instruction in california's public schools is approved by california's instructional quality commission love. These are wealthy and terms the california instructional quality commission is designed to destroy the quality of education in california cut. It it's worse than going to a witch doctor. If you have cancer and go to witchdoctor it doesn't get worse. So the a witch doctor has no effect. So it's better in meetings this week and in august to ratified by the state board of education. The board of education of california being owned by the left is anti education. The framework recommends eight times eight time that teachers use a troubling document quote a pathway to equitable math instruction dismantling racism in mathematics instruction. I want you to savor that for a moment folks. The the new brave brave new world in which we are entered a pathway to equitable math instruction dismantling racism in mathematics instruction. Not one of you. Listening can imagine what could be racist about. Mathematics instruction this manual claims teachers addressing students. Mistakes forthrightly is a form of white supremacy. You have to save every sentence folks this is. This is precious addressing students. Mistakes forthrightly a form of white supremacy it sets forth indicators of quote white supremacy culture in the mathematics classroom including a focus on quote. Ready getting the right answer. Getting the right answer is a form of white supremacy. I can't think of a more racist statement. It is not black. get it getting. the right. Answer is not for blacks. It's a form of white supremacy. I swear on all that. I regard as holy that overwhelmingly racism in this country from the left. The contempt for blacks on the left is so obvious that the fact that the black intellectual goes along with it only proves how sick the education colleges there was no greater self loathing than a black who adopts leftist rhetoric that. That is uncle tom. Uncle tom is being black. Leftist vac is the true uncle. Tom var time getting the right. Answer is white. The ku klux klan and aryan pro aria nazis would agree with that teaching math in a linear fashion requiring students to show their work and grading them on demonstrated knowledge of the subject matter. The concept of mathematics being purely objective is unequivocally false folks. I must say. I have a wild mind. Some might even say an original mind. But i never could have come up with this. Never the idea that there are always right and wrong. Answers perpetuate perpetuates the concept of mathematics being purely objective is unequivocally falls is still going to send your kids to public. School in california and many private schools will adopt this one. Eight prager seven seven six the dennis prager show i dennis prager here again with a message for anyone struggling with pain. Of course i want you to know about relief factor one hundred per cent drug free supplement the tens of thousands or taking every day. I take it every day. I like being out of pain. But i know you may be skeptical. I certainly was then. I kept hearing about all the people including my wife who will no longer in pain so i decided to give it a try in fact. Listen to genesis story. How skeptical at first but because of the pain that i was having when i would substitute teach and have to climb stairs i have lower back hip and even knee pain and after about three weeks i found that i could climb stairs pain-free but it wasn't only pain-free i could do it step over step without holding lean on the railing. I'm really happy. It's it makes me feel like i'm young again. That's relieffactor dot com or call. Eight hundred five hundred eighty three eighty four eight hundred five hundred eighty three eighty four. You know when. I bring these matters to your attention. There was always a voice in me. Thinking have people been vaccinated against the left. That's that's a worry that i have. Can they do anything that would alarm. A liberal liberals have different values from leftist but they vote left combination brainwashing. The lord's the right is the danger that's the brainwash and cowardice. Don't wanna lose all their friends and their children. Prompts them to enable the left. The left could not win a single election not even in new york city without liberals. So i i. I wonder even on in some cases with conservatives. What what story can i. What true story may imply a novel. What report can i bring to people. In which for example you might say. I cannot send my child to a school in california public school and most private school. At what point do we have utter contempt for a person with a phd in education unless we know otherwise i rather them have a phd in gender studies. Which are saying something. I might add the chances that you actually love education. If you have a doctorate in education are tiny you love social justice and change change for people on the left. The secular board usually the affluent secular and board terrible company. Change brings excitement. It is an adrenalin rush. That's why the left loves the word chain. They say that we conservatives are afraid of change. Were afraid of change. That might rupture something good like. Math has correct answers. that's good. Why would we want change in math education. I the concept of mathematics being purely objective is unequivocally false. This is the The bill the proposed thematic curriculum framework. Which will probably be approved by california's instructional quality commission. The framework itself rejects preparing students to take algebra one in eighth grade. A goal reformers have sought since the nineteen ninety s students in singapore south korean taiwan master introductory introductory algebra in eighth grade or even earlier. Many highly selective colleges expect students to take calculus high school. Who ruled me. Out when i see letters as opposed to digits in me mathematical. My brain closes down. My brain says letters belong in words not in math. I'm wrong but i won't eat. I'm just telling you what my brain says to get to calculus. By senior year students have to proceed on a pathway of advanced courses. The framework condemns this as quote a rush to calculus. This is the the stand. This is the california instructional quality commission they condemn a rush to calculus and indicates that california schools won't provide such a pathway. california high. School graduates may be put at a disadvantage in applying to top colleges. Don't i can only say it. Serves their parents right for sending their children to california school. My heart breaks for these parents. But you have been warned in every way possible california and most other big state. Schools are hurting children hurting it was. They hurt the children this year by not having school teachers unions and therefore. I'm sorry to say most teachers not almost. Don't give a damn about students. This year was proof. I'm scared i'll die if i teach a classroom of children god in that profession scary indeed. I volunteered to teach for free to go into a classroom maskless. The framework explicitly rejects coat ideas of natural gifts and talents really. There's no such thing as natural gift or talent. do you hear what i'm reading. Pugh this is. This is what these lead commissions come up with. Rejects the idea of natural gifts and talents really. Would i want you to know how much i desire. It's it's on my bucket list and my bucket list is not large. I've done a lot of things i've wanted to do. Met a lot of people. I've wanted to meet but i have to say having a member of this commission on my show is on my bucket list so in writes in a for gifted and talented programs. Which would hobble the rise of so many talented children in california. Under this pedagogy quote students must develop a critical consciousness which they challenge the status quo of the current social order. This is math curriculum. Though that you want your child to develop a critical consciousness through which they challenged the status quo of the current social order. Send them to a california school. don't think kindergarten is to early for such indoctrination quote. Teachers can take a justice oriented perspective at any grade level k. through twelve justice oriented perspective. Guess what that students could be taught fractions in the distracting process of learning the math of organizing a protest march. You're listening to the dennis prager. Show coming to you from california. The dennis prager show. Don't you get tired of commercials screaming at you to buy gold now with inflated promises on future values in an unregulated industry. You need honest. Real experts to give you solid advice to protect your wealth and top picks on the best coins and bullion as environmental policy becomes a hot topic. One precious metal that's been significantly undervalued for years is potentially set to surge mic. Rovic owner of amphetamine coin and bullion has long recommended. This precious metal up to six hundred thousand. 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So far place in cancel and it's very very difficult and frustrating. Why because because of the war airports cove. Okay all right so let me let me ask you because you don't have to be in israel to answer these questions. This is what you follow. The latest news is that president. Joe biden is putting pressure on israel to stop fighting. Is that accurate. Yes it is elaborate on. The president biden has spoken with prime minister netanyahu. Four times this week. He's feeling pressure as you. Well know internationally and locally being tanya who the prime minister of israel has told him today that he will continue despite the efforts to complete with the can in gaza. They have gone in numerous times to try to diminish The military edge. That thomas holds over israel. I feel a meeting and looking and speaking to my journalists and speaking to sources that this is what their goal is. This time how far israel will be able to go and finish. What they're trying to do is hard to ascertain. They've managed to Take out a major title. As of tuesday can realize the length of that tunnel the seven point five miles and hundred twenty two bombs that actually landed on that tunnel I think what's sad to say in the midst of all this of course is that people both of course on the israeli side were twelve. Were killed and two hundred. Nineteen palestinians were killed many of them so of course as claiming are terrorists Are the disaster revolt of these actions. So the the question that enters most people who who don't hate israel. The the first question is if israel stops fighting there will still be rockets sent over to kill israelis. Is there an example in history of. I mean this quite sincerely. Is there an example of a country allowing itself to be bombed actually the example if we could find one. It'd be israel because this isn't the first Rodeo for israel There have been these kinds of actions with in gaza around gaza. See with before and typically. This is where the concept of a symmetrical warfare place in for israel in oregon is modern army to to be able to say we defeated the enemy would require the removing any ability to continue to iraq rockets into harm the israeli citizens for the other side of the equation when it's all over putting over and quotes all they have to do is have one guy crawl out on top of the pile of rubble with the flag in his hand fire for small missile and they defeated the big israelis. So there's a lot of steak a lot that israel can or can't do what we've seen in previous excursions of this nature is that israel is pretty much given a week to two weeks by the international community read the united states to do what they can do and then they lose stomach for it and even though there's more work to be done to prevent this from becoming an every six year of a fair Snap good enough that way and The rest of the international community starts losing their stomach for it. They start pressuring israel to to stop the fighting and typically fighting stops too soon too soon meeting that the total terrorist infrastructure not destroyed. Dennis added to this. You have rioting going on which casa's stoking and this is probably the bigger concern when all is said and done waving going on within israel in between within israel between right. That's right between you have between israeli arabs and ngos and this catastrophic because it's something that israel will have to deal with. It's something that will not leave tomorrow. It's something that israel. I personally feel needed to address sooner and now if you see more. Separatism in isolation isn't it even extremism that some of the scholars. Just suggesting. this is the real problem to talk about that. Stay with me please. The finest reporters from israel in the world in my opinion the media line media line dot org for you to get their updates on the middle east regularly. I know that many years they have no ax to grind the actually love truth. Mazing thing contemporary media. Hey by the way. I'd like to remind you folks speaking to the people who run the media line the remarkable objective source of news from the middle east. You can go to the media. Line dot organ. Get it for free. And they are michael in felice freedom. And i feel exactly as you do that. The big worry is what we are seeing the arab population within israel that it's a much bigger threat to stability and security for israel then of the hamas battle. So then go ahead. you're gonna say well we're also. Seeing is a masterclass in proxy terror. Given by the ayatollah iran is all over these things. These these tens of thousands of missiles that are in the possession of kamaz came from iran. Everything is done with iran. Say so with their dollar dollars that came from the united states. They have a score to settle. Because we're four years. They weren't able to budge under the pressure of the airstrikes. By hundreds of them the munitions were taken out their oil. Business was devastated. They have to set the pace quite now to say and hope that it's an administration that's going to run the other way. This is what we're capable of doing. If you don't give us billions of dollars on pallets flown in in the middle of the night. There's gonna be a lot more of this. And he's gotta find the takers at the same time because a lot of north with moving one hundred fifty thousand missiles in their possession much more sophisticated missiles the ones. We're seeing these weeks They're ready to pounce and they're studying it. They're doing their intelligence on it. they're actually Enjoying that israel is showing how they react to what and giving them the opportunity to see. Just how many missiles the takes sounds like a joke is not how many missiles does it take to overwhelm iron. Dome one of the other systems. Why did they not join now. Hezbollah have to ask the eye that there's still little deterrence factor less than the united states. There's still a question of how far they can get and where they can go and they have been media gender on the table. They're at their indiana. Now they're gonna go shading they don't need to go and shoot the hold that if they can just take part of it and do the the missile stuff that they're doing now and let it go for a couple of weeks and let it fall into the cycles runs about every six years or let's go back to the arab twenty percent of israel's arab. They're all they're all israeli citizens. Same rights name seeing voting. They have their own parties which is tragic. But it's a fact. If we had a parliamentary system in the united states they would be black parties hispanic parties white parties the parliamentary system has a lot of disadvantages. But that's a separate question. So what what what is going on. Here what agitates. Israeli arabs is really arabs. Don't feel that they have equal rights to israelis the they've been neglected. They don't feel that they're taking in the workforce the same way given the same rights. They don't they feel that they're second class citizens. Some of it is some of. It's not and but even if they think it's not it's the reality. It's something that the israeli politicians have neglected. You've only seen in recent years. Everyone scurrying to embrace the arab vote and help the arab societies including prime minister netanyahu. Well come us obviously saw for the taking. And what you've seen is jew kill. Arab arab kill jew was in israel. You've also seen if fear factor that's really developed in mass in israel. You're speaking to people that are concerned about the future of the state to take a lot of money and there's no budget now because we're headed maybe into assist election. Possibly we don't know where you know that will end but primarily people have to look at. What is the cost of this. Not the war because that really. It's not even awards the conflict that didn't really develop into a full-fledged war but the reality is that is going to be the primary problem that everyone is going to have to figure out how to solve well. Generally groups have list of demands. What would be the top. Three of israeli arabs equality in terms of education. I think is number one feeling that they will be able to to go the next level in terms of workplace hiring them. You know. I've seen even on a local level taxi drivers for part of a taxi. A group having to hire is really arabs. Because they fought back and said while you're only israelis that are being hired and actually it was brought to the attention in the media and subsequently they ended up. Hiring is really arabs. That's one example. I think it's an important example. Wait i didn't quite understand that. They were not being hired as taxi driver. Not being hired in particular company and what why. Why were they just the owner. What what do you suspect that. Maybe people feel comfortable with israeli drivers. And i see probably why. But every every one of these individual have their own reasons. In areas of defense israel will not hire is really arabs for certain positions on with me. This is really important. It seems intractable than i hope. It is not go to the media. Line dot org. I'm dennis prager. We continue tyree body on the for marion chicago to call during the third hour a very important question she and i presume has been will be meeting with a school principal. She wants me to give them a list of questions. That's great. I will in the meantime back to the free tunes. Michael felice editors publishers of the media. Line a middle east news agency. So here's the sixty four thousand shekel question. Do you believe the things would be different. If the president of the united states were donald trump. Oh my tennis. You're asking a tough question. That many are saying that because president trump like him or dislike him. had strengths. He showed an ironclad fist to the ayatollah committee. That is the reason that iran might not have pushed buttons in terms of what just went down the hamas so is it possible yes on the other hand from us has also international inclinations here. There's they're looking at the world not seeing their concert. They also were looking at the palestinian authority and they also feel strongly that they wanted really dislodge. Tax State of of where they sit at the moment. Which of course has also decreased. You look at a boss. And he has lost a lot of Popularity among his own people hamas right now after this whole entire nine days into its tenth day of this conflict has gained a lot of momentum and really has one in the eyes of most of the palestinians so it might well have happened even if donald trump for president. You're saying it might have. There's part of it that might have happened. I don't think it would have been on this scale. All is still in the specter of a possible election and for that election. They're telling the people that talks and kamaz wins and get something even if there's destruction they still come out on top in the end. That's a very powerful message so that probably would have come out but it's unlikely that they would have had the green light to fire the thousands of what we have less than a minute. Left does the average. I know you don't know the answer. I just want. Your guests does. The average. Israeli arab wish israel to be destroyed as a jewish state. Now that's a very tough question to answer. I feel that the average is really arab. Really liked to see that happen. They'd benefit too much from the state of israel as a jewish state. I think that many arabs who don't wish destruction of the state of israel do wish the change of the state of israel from jewish state to a secular state. My friends i thank you. I strongly recommend all of you. It's free and it's honest as you heard now. That's the media line oregon. I'm dennis prager the male female hour coming up.

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Rep. Ocasio-Smollett's Story Time Gets Out of Hand

The Charlie Kirk Show

30:29 min | 4 months ago

Rep. Ocasio-Smollett's Story Time Gets Out of Hand

"And this episode is brought to you by our friends who can protect your data. An anonymous is your activity at express. Vpn dot com slash. Charlie e. x. p. r. e. s. s. vpn dot com slash. Charlie protect yourself against big tech big brother. Hey everybody what is going on with alexandria ocasio. Cortez why aren't schools open. And i also take your questions that you emailed me freedom at charlie kirk dot com action packed episode. Brought to you by all of you. That support us at charlie kirk dot com slash support. This episode has blessed you if this show has impacted your life in any way shape or form. Please consider supporting us directly. It really helps us. Continue to grow. And not be reliant on the cancel culture corporate sponsors that so often are skittish and run to the hills. Charlie kirk dot com slash support. If you want to get involved turning point in your high school or college student listening to this get involved today at usa dot com important episode. Buckle up everybody here we go charlie. What you've done is incredible. Maybe charlie kirk is on the college campus. Won't you know. We are lucky. To have charlie charlie kirks running the white house. I wanna thank joe. He's incredible guy his spirit his love of this country. He's done an amazing job building. One of the most powerful youth organisations ever created turning point. Usa will not embrace the ideas that have destroyed conference destroyed lives and we are going to fight for freedom campuses across the country. That's why we are here. So we are partnering with our buddy mike lindell and he's under fire right now. And if you want us support. Mike lindell and get great. Made in america products go to mypillow dot com slash kirk. That's mypillow dot com slash kirk for the special promo code so right now to my pillow dot com. Use the promo code kirk. Help out mike lindell. He's under a lot of fire from the liberal mob. Let's stand up together with him and go to mypillow dot com promo code kirk. Do it right now. It'll help out. Mike and help our country i. I didn't plan on spending time on cortes the show but here. We are so alexandria ocasio. Cortez she does these long. Instagram livestreams. Where she just goes on and on so she was recounting the capital tragedy on january the sex and in the same livestream. I think she mentioned that as a as a younger person. She was sexually assaulted. No minimization of that and not getting into that. I i hope that She gets the support she needs. And i mean that non sarcastically. However what i am going to focus on is when she was seemingly misrepresenting where she was and what she was doing during the capital tragedy. For what reason. I'm not exactly sure so. This is now one of the top stories in the country. Were claim something. But the facts say otherwise. Play tape as i look through this door. Hinge this White man in a black bikini bump just like open the door my personal office and come inside the personal office. Aoc a police officer right okay. So it was a police officer who happened to be a white person who's actually looking out for her by all public reports and so the controversy is brewing over. Why is making stuff up in regards to where she was and what she was. It was a capital police officer. So aoc said quote. I just thought to myself they got inside. I thought i was going to die. This is a moment where i thought everything is over and so let's go to cut thirty five. I cut thirty five. Let's play that. I know so deeply rattled and still processing that. My when i come out and i come out and this man is a capital. Police officer. There was no partner was not yelling you know capitol police et cetera et cetera. But then what. but then it didn't feel right because he was looking at me with a tremendous amount of anger and hostility so this was a capital police officer. That was trying to help her and she immediately said that he was looking at me with a lot of anger and hostility. Let's go to cut thirty six where the story gets even more complicated cut thirty six. I talked to g my legislative director after the fact and he said no. I didn't know if he was there to help us or hurt us. Either and In june was actually like this man came with so much hostility that That gene was sizing him up and didn't know if he was going to have to fight him. So like you know like so many other communities in this country like just that presence doesn't necessarily give you a clear signal. If you're safe or not i want i want to reinforce what she just said there. That's a capitol hill. Police officer that was there to help you. Aoc and you had to size him up by the way we just say just please. Can you stop saying like every other word your fourteen year old police drives me nuts so she said he's whites any had aggression and hostility. How do you know that. How do you know the aggression hot. But what's your evidence. Did he start overthrowing tables. And so i'm wondering. The capitol hill police officer. Who was brutally murdered. Did you know whether or not that he was there to hurt you or not. Aoc who's the racist in this equation. Aoc work assuming that a white police officer comes with aggression and hostility and you said my legislative adviser had the size him up. Is that what you do. Police officers you size them up. There is no evidence of capitol hill police acting nothing but heroically throughout that entire set of circumstances. Size him up so where was a oh see. Was she in the capital office building. No she wasn't she was not in the capitol building. This is up from the national pulse. The rioters focused all of their attention on the capital. Rotunda as you can see in the middle. Afc's office is in the cannon office building which is on the left side of your screen. Which i believe is actually north If we're talking about washington dc geography and she was nearly a half a mile away. No that wouldn't be north. That would be south. The map diagram. I have backwards she south. I'm sorry the rioters never went into her building. The rioters never came close to her building. So here's just a good life lesson for all of you watching this right now. You don't have to live stream a stream of consciousness about everything you don't and so just set back the cause of trying to hold a lot of these capital infiltrators accountable because now. Aoc is all the sudden entering introducing a narrative that is pathologically untrue. She was not in the capital. She wasn't she was in a different building. Now i understand that if aoc was saying in her livestream. While i was afraid they might have come their next. I was really spooked and we didn't know what to do. That's fine with all of a sudden. You say i thought i was going to die. I heard a sound. Where is she where is she ended up being a capital police officer and you described him as a guy in a beanie and you're legislative director to size him up that is that is so unbelievably deceiving in fact intentionally deceiving. Aoc but why are you doing. This is are the facts of january six not enough for you now have to go create another narrative that the police officer actually prowling the halls. Are you trying to all of a sudden. Add to some sort of a narrative that your encounter is now worthy of more examination. I'm really confused. What the motive of exaggeration is here so there are some people that have now taken to the great internet who and are now calling alexander with as alexandria ocasio let in fact. The internet has taken over that. I might be a little bit unfair to be honest with you. I think it's hilarious. But i didn't mildly. Unfair means small at did king cox the entire thing. I don't think court. I don't think we could argue. Cortez launched what happened on january. The sex however cortez is just doing herself. It would be a great time for cortez just to stop talking about this. She's actually ruining the democrats moral high ground here. The democrats had a moral high ground here. And she's ruining it she's messing it up vows jamie raskin and we're going to get to some news with him in just a second. Some breaking news i'd say. Afc stop it so aoc says this quote. The sad thing about this information is that once the truth comes out. The damage has already been done. People have already been misled radicalized and believed lies to a point where their hatred has brutal violence. That's what led to the six and it's happening now. You mean when you were misleading. Your entire instagram live audience. That you are in. The capitol rotunda not giving the logistical architecture of the capital. Layout that you were nearly half a mile away. And i'm not diminishing might not have been traumatized or scary but it's also very misleading. When people do not understand that people are thinking that you're right outside the door of where this happened and you then walk through the process at a guy with a beanie came in. It was a police officer. And then you're legislative director size him up. What does it even mean. Size him up legal or you allowed to size up a police officer. He was there to help you and instead of saying thank you. He had rage and hostility. Well maybe next time. Let's define the capitol hill police together. And you have legislative aide. Defend against everyone in size up all the terrorists. How about that. Next time in the entire livestream. I saw from the i do not here thank you. Maybe there was one and i missed it. I watch plenty of the clip. Why does this matter so much. Well we're trying to impeach a private citizen over the details of this case so. Afc's trying to go to her her millions and millions of followers and say it really wasn't awful day which it was and it was so awful. I almost died. I thought i was going to die. The new york post says quote. Aoc blasted for exaggerating trauma from the capital riot experience. So i'm not gonna get into the idea of whether or not. She was traumatized. I think someone could be traumatized whether they're in the capital or not. But she said that she had a quote very close encounter. That is not true. She said. I'm i'd had to reconcile with whether or not i was going to live the officer. Aoc said quote had anger and hostility in her in his eyes and so now the house. Democrats are calling people to testify in congress to go. Give their testimony. My truth is what should be called members to share. Their stories of capital attack on house floor will kick off the special order. Our due to the democrats just enjoy rubbing the stuff in our face unconvinced. I'm convinced the democrats new strategy is every time we start to criticize. One of their people like swale well with fang fang the chinese agent. They just put it front and center right in front of us. It's like here's fang fang and swallow well right up in your face. So i'm going to start this Story telling session with other members of congress in of itself. I'm not going to say is good or bad but i hope. Aoc actually tells the truth from the senate from the con- congressional floor not that she was very close encounter. Maybe just a thank you to law enforcement would be wonderful in fact. I'm going to have our team watch very closely the remarks of ion presley and rashida to leap why. I wonder if they're going to say thank you police the very same people that have been pushing to defend the police in our country. The police saved your life arguably. We don't know the motivations we don't know what happened. Police say that. But if we're gonna take a logical narrative at the police say of your life why do you want to get rid of the police ianna presley. So i wanna get to sound here. I wanna talk about schools. What is going on with our squash not every school in the country. Not open now. What is the answer for that. Outside of greedy self interested public sector teacher unions play cut. Sixty nine with dan henninger please. The numb data on enrollments has been coming out recently. It's quite striking in the state of california public. School enrollments are down one hundred and fifty five thousand. They're down forty five thousand in new york city. A record and these parents are looking for alternatives. They're putting their kids in private. Schools parochial catholic schools home schooling. They're also looking at alternatives like so-called learning pods or micro schools the positive that is that i encourage every parent. Who can home school your children. Anyway you possibly can however the issue is that most parents can't afford that. They have to send their kids to public school. So you wanna talk about growing wealth inequality over the next ten years you wanna talk about growing income inequality keep the schools in awful shape so the rich parents will send their kids to still get educated and the working class parents who can't take their kids out of school. Who can't take their kids and put them into private school or can't put them into homeschooling situation. What would they do with them. They're going to keep them in over ten years. You're going to see the trend. Lines in such dramatic fashion. Schools should be wide open our country. The education of our children has been on almost a twelve month delay. Suicides are up alcoholism drug addiction. We have been on this for nearly a year. In fact a year ago just about a year ago coming up on the sunday double check the dates think actually might have been a couple of weeks later anyway is when i first heard about the chinese corona virus and my book came out. The maga- doctrine made the new york times bestseller list. Which we were very happy about. And it's a week i'll never forget. In fact i could week. I could write an extended essay about my book launch. I could write a book about it because it was very interesting. I was doing the book and doing a ton of media. Do dozens of radio interviews in a day. You do every television. Program you possibly. Can you do podcasting everything you can imagine you could do. And we had producer andrew. There we had a great team with a lot of fun but it was really interesting because kind of this thing that was looming over us as the book was being launched. Was the chatter on the coronavirus. The chinese coronavirus. And i remember being at an event that we did in phoenix arizona. Remember this connor. When you picked me up at the airport we went to that one place in scottsdale and we walked in and there is hand sanitizer everywhere. Said what are you doing. Why does everyone. And that was the first moment. When i started to see the virus impact human behavior and never for a moment that i sit down and think how do i extrapolate this out like. Where does this go. Because i was dealing from a place of a logical fallacy quite honestly and i learned a lot about how i can now better game out my thinking to prevent chaos from happening in the future so i was using a logical fallacy of well. There's no way we're going to shut down the country. This thing will go away in a minute when i didn't actually play it out. I said well. What if this is something that's ever happened before. So we are criss crossing the country. Going back and forth. And i remember. We were at mar-a-lago in early march. Seattle wasn't exactly. You're about eleven months ago and this was basically the last night before all chaos broke loose. Let's just put it that way right. And the brazilian president wilson era was there. It was a no social distancing and that was the last moment of real america producer. Andrew was there but was so interesting to see though. Is how in the midst of all of that. We went from total open society to complete safety ism and not even bearing the costs of. Hey if we do the safety ism thing or children going to be properly educated just so everyone is clear. We are now closing in on the one year. Mark a fifteen days to slow the spread. Connor put an our message here. He said that was the first event when i saw people doing elbow bumps instead of handshakes and today is day. Three hundred twenty four fifteen days. Slow the spread san francisco. Schools are still completely closed. Chicago schools are still closed largely because of chicago teacher unions almost only because of them one of the most corrupt institutions the entire country. And i read from a wall street journal piece quote in chicago. The nation's third largest system is on the brink of a strike despite press please from the city's progressive mayor lori lightfoot for the teachers to return unions are resisting opening in los angeles. Boston cleveland philadelphia and washington. Michael mulgrew head of the teacher. Unions in new york city says the schools may not open until september. The why are they still being paid. San francisco board of education has had enough is enough time on. Its hands to vote six to one to cancel the names of the schools but not enough time to open the schools that now the names that are cancelled when asked why chicago teachers would be threatening to strike now. President biden's staff ron. Clain peacetime kleptocrat. Said money what. Least mr clean. According to your has an a plus for honesty one might wish to believe politicians such as lightfoot and new york city's bill de blasio are begging the teachers to return out of concern for their children. Here's a reality. Check this from the wall. Street journal. Funding levels for public schools in many cities are a function of enrollment levels by pulling their kids out of the schools. Parents removing the automatic funding floor. There's no reason why schools should still be closed zero. The future of our children has been put in permanent jeopardy out of the selfishness of the safety est ruling class. I want to get to a cut here got three. There is increasing a data to suggest that schools have safely reopen and that that saved free opening does not suggest that teachers need to be vaccinated. Vaccination of teachers is not a prerequisite for safe reopening of schools so that is not anywhere close to what the chicago teacher unions or the other schools are saying. It'll do we have cut seventy five as well. Let's play cut seventy five as no indication that the teachers union in chicago san francisco. We're willing to budge at this point. If it comes down to a binary choice who would the president choose the kids or the teachers. I think that's a little bit unfair. How you pose that question no. It's not unfair. It's that simple. Children are being held hostage by selfish public sector unions. Is that simple. Do you guys know what the rubber room is. The rubber room is a physical building where teachers who have been accused of crimes where teachers that have been accused of not showing up to work that they are not allowed to be fired because a public sector teacher unions because of contracts that were put forward because tenure public sector teacher unions which by the way is the american federation of teachers and the national education association or the law. One of the largest reasons it is the predominant reason why we have not been able to get any sort of education reform on a national level done in our country which by the way goes back to a thesis that we talked at length yesterday which is as justice. Louis brandeis said states to be laboratories of democracy. And you want to know where kids are suffering. The most democrat states. Florida schools are wide open. Florida has school choice. They have educational scholarships and florida. They're doing wonderfully and every single democrat policy is at war with human nature. Here's one law of nature. Children need to be educated. How do we go about doing that behind some sort of computer screen of course not. It's insincere and it's inhumane. It leads to failing results radical ideologies being spread. And even a more inhumane in human agenda that gets pushed forward. Let's play cut seventy six. Well i saw the comments of Dr will lend ski But i will say that even she would say if she were standing here. Welcome to come any time. But she's an atlanta That they have not released their official guidance yet from the cdc on the vaccination of teachers. And what would be needed to ensure the safe reopening of schools and so we'd certainly Defer to that Which we hope to see soon. And so the white house press secretary seems to be contradicting the cdc director. Incredible schools need to be open open schools now. Democrats are owned by the teacher unions. It they are the largest democrat donors. The fact that schools that are not open is a moral travesty. Okay let's get to some questions here. Hey charlie. I'm a student at a local community college in california currently taking a philosophy class. Oh boy i have a classmate who thinks we should add more justices of supreme court. Who would happen if we did. I already answered this question before. Actually and it's faith it's the ratio thing it's to say that the population has increased and we need to increase. If that was really an applicable argument that we'd have five presidents by now if our if we need more leaders verse our population. So thank you faith. I appreciate that. But i did answer that in a previous episode okay. Let's go to hear all right. So this is this is a question i keep on getting. Okay hey charlie thanks so much your hard work and your team for doing to get the truth out and keep people informed and engaged. Y'all are doing a fantastic job. Thank you mike concern since the election elections an election integrity. I live in atlanta georgia. And i know. I don't need to tell you what a dumpster fire that was and currently you're right. I've heard you say advocate intercity for better election policies. I could not agree more questions. How does one do that. I want to be proactive. But i have no idea where to start. Do you know any information that could be helpful. I also want to be committed I also want to commend you. For your faith and speaking boldly our nation was founded on judeo christian values. It was an and hopefully will continue to be built on brandy. Thank you for your question. Yes fine state. And local officials demand stricter signature verification standards in georgia and audits of the voter rolls and the people on the voter rolls. And basically. Just keep on repeating. We need the florida model. Georgia it's that simple. The tech technical details can be worked out the florida model in georgia. It's that simple. You want fair and free elections. Put the florida model in georgia. Okay next question here Actually want to get to one of the questions earlier that got sent here. Some people are asking about our illinois. segment you can find that on youtube and we'll also put the supporting documents on charlie kirk dot com dear charlie. I'm a supporter of the charlie kirk. Shy subscribed your podcast. And i listened to your daily your program. This morning i arrived late to your program on salem media you stated you reject the comments made by marjorie taylor green. Maybe discuss missed it. But which comments you reject The stuff around sandy hook Would probably a good place start And also the embracing of the complete and total fake Baseless conspiracy theory of the message boards and also heard denying nine. eleven would also be another one So again i am not going to hyper focus on that. But i'm also not going to defend what somebody said just because they have our next the name with that being said. Do i think she'd be. She should be expelled from congress. Now do i think that should be. She should be given grace to apologize. And add context. Of course that's what adults do. And she was given an opportunity yesterday. And i'm proud to do. I'm proud to be able to do that. But thank you kathy for that question And so appreciate that. Email us freedom at charlie kirk dot com okay. Let's get this one here. Hey charlie kudos to you for identifying and speaking out on this critical issue of campaign finance and election reform shocked to hear a last fall from our local party. The republican party demands and collects from representatives and senators as soon as they arrive in washington little on how much they demand for committee assignments and position of leadership no wonder they are beholden to special interests. You're also foreign. Funds are supposedly banned campaigns but out of state funds freely flown to various states and influencing elections. Well foreign money also comes in through corporations different issue for different times. The election campaign process itself needs reform to eliminating the mass mail in media ad campaigns which waste money and provide little to no useful information. I agree candidate forms. Intimates debates are much more helpful goes on to say. Currently tennessee only requires twenty twenty five signatures for state rep. State senate governor. Us house or senate candidates and she's just proposing. Some reforms will nancy. You're spot on here. If we are going to fix. Some of the problems plaguing our country. We have to fix campaign finance election reform and is one of the biggest problems. Currently facing our country from who funds are elections the transparency behind it. Are you beholden to it. Should someone who is currently lobbying for contracts from the government be able to also send contributions to representatives that have a say in that sort of process. The answer is of course not e. Mail us your questions. Everybody freedom. Charlie kirk dot com on the charlie kirk. Show podcast with that new episode out. With ron with ron santa's but about rhonda santa's we have senator rand. Paul we have some other conversations coming out that i encourage you guys to check out so just right now apple podcasts. 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10-09-19 Avoiding mistakes in the classroom

Native America Calling

59:00 min | 1 year ago

10-09-19 Avoiding mistakes in the classroom

"Welcome to native America calling from Studio Forty nine in Albuquerque. I'm Tara Gatewood made history and literature should be taught year round carry on doesn't seem strange at all and it's hard to understand how police men and women without these injunctions being in place and even with them being in place mobilization continues to happen dozen refers to preconstruction activities on the Keystone Excel pipeline in September when it comes to teaching classrooms about our native nations our culture and heritage all this right after the news say no one was in danger when officers first approached antelope outside of a Walmart things escalated when an officer tried to physically move him. This story sounds all too familiar fusion as a result Dean Wallowing Bull. Antelopes nephew says that people like his uncle or not safe in Riverton which borders the wind river reservation and while can't show that same compassion and humanity antelopes families say he suffered from chronic alcoholism and was physically disabled in prone to bouts of other headbands or activities involving giving a child a so called Indian name today we're going to jump into a discussion on best practice as Wyoming Public Radio Savannah Mar reports the native community wants answers dozens march down a busy street in Riverton Saturday of the Pipeline Project Victoria Wick spoke with one of the rapid city rally organizers about the importance of the Montana hearing Nick Tilson heads up Indian collected demanding answers about the death of Anderson Antelope officials have released few details except to allege the antelope attacked an officer with a knife but eyewitnesses nuisance by a business that's bear he'll sister Adrienne Cello pa she says her brother a citizen of the Rosebud Sioux tribe was having a mental health crisis when Eastone xl pipeline as environmental and federal lawyers prepare for hearing in Montana Wednesday a judge will consider placing an injunction on construction Omaha police detained him outside a convenience store when you have a relative who suffers from a mental illness the things that they do and how they later filed an amendment saying it would wait until after the hearing at the end of two thousand eighteen Montana federal judge Brian Morris issued an injunction on pipeline construction. This is national native news on Tonia Gonzales it's been two weeks since the police killing of a northern Arapaho man in Riverton headquarters and rampant city he's rallies bring attention to the cause and work hand in hand with legal battles fought in courtrooms and people have to realize that these these Antonio Gonzalez he waits for answers he's urging police to rethink the way they interact with people who are homeless mentally ill or both visit to be address our should people be earlier to the family of another native man killed by police in two thousand Seventeen Zachary bear heels does one end up dead because they're considered a and with funding by the corporation for public broadcasting support by prairie edge DOT COM goals in teaching is to keep students engaged while learning it can happen in many ways some examples include craft activities debates this is native America calling I'm Tara Gate would sir not GonNa Listen to that for national native news I'm Savannah Mar a demonstration was held in rapid city South Dakota this week and part focusing on stopping the nation issued a new permit Nicholson says the law requires certain steps before permits can be issued we need the law to do with the laws intended purpose was was so trivializes native American dress Regalia and it trivializes them to costumes so as we get closer to November what should and presentations but when it comes to teaching about native American culture history and people some teachers miss the mark on what's appropriate one beaten up here in town they're not safe anybody's mistreats in things happened to them you know who they report that to the city of river and in part because an environmental study was incomplete outdated or inaccurate that injunction became moot in early two thousand nineteen when the trump administration Bert TC energy told the Montana court it intended to transport pipe cut down trees and install underground utilities for worker camps all prior to the hearing TC example is the classic pilgrim an Indian play some native educators filled at these types of activities are not only historically inaccurate but teachers be planning to do in the classroom to bring more understanding about her native nations we've got some native educators with us today who do have some suggestions pleasure to have her here and understand you simply prefer just Susan so Susan thank you for being with us and welcome thank you and Susan aw native voice one the native American Radio Network this afternoon and so I just want to acknowledge the indigenous peoples of this land and acknowledge the fact that we cannot have this conference without having I permits were illegally obtained there needs to be an injunction in place so that the go through the proper process and the in that proper process they have to do the environmental assessments the national native news is produced by Colonic Broadcast Corporation breath she is a professor and the director of the School of Education at Colorado State University and Susan is an enrolled member of the Co Harry tribe are and and we want to hear from you have you ever had to confront a teacher about how they were teaching native American units or a bit about our culture and I had one teaching assistant but other than that never having an American Indian teacher my second experience comes from having earned my master's in often hear the voices of the People TC energy intense to start pipeline construction in spring two thousand twenty. I'm Victoria Wicks in rapid city South Dakota and but having been in two different school systems where in the first my daughter was one of two American Indian students and in her current school she's the only American Indian student is an American Indian student growing up in the southeastern part of the United States is a member of a state recognized tribe and attending school in schools it also like to say that I teach a Colorado State University but I had the honour of attending the National Indian Education Association's Annual Conference in Minneapolis in high a little over a year ago we moved from North Carolina to Colorado and North Carolina our daughter was in public school is to be able to see and be with people like a and so I've spent most of my academic career working on issues related to the education of American Indian feels a little bit about your personal experience with teachers teaching native American subjects thank you thank you for the opportunity to be on the call this morning since the phone number is also one eight hundred nine nine native and today we are going to start off in Minneapolis Minnesota Saint Hilda Dr Susan faircloth students and my third experience comes from being the mother of a nine year old daughter is currently in the third grade daughters adopted she cheyenne and Arapaho up to provide traditional and contemporary American Indian craft supplies from feathers furs and hides to conscience fringe shells and beads in rapid city it's where throughout my entire education experience I never had an American Indian teacher I had an Indian education coordinator who was American Indian I can that there's a history of students in first grade dressing up and pretending to be American Indians and pilgrim there's people removed from the land on which this conference is taking place and I think that's important to acknowledge but my experience comes in three parts one as include native histories and cultures and traditions and the ways in which my husband and I have worked with school to better drifting issues I'm happy you can share your story with us the number is one eight hundred nine six two eight four eight n what do you suggest as a substitution to some of these questionable doctoral degrees in education because we recognize that there was a lack of American Indian and Alaska Native Teachers an educational leaders and it was important for our students during the month of November and so I sit with that for a while on my talk with my husband about it and we decided we'll give the school an opportunity how native people are portrayed particularly during the month of November which tends to be the time when public schools recognized that American Indian explain to us that she didn't see anything wrong with this portrayal a native peoples and what it involved with having the dress up in and so I'm happy to talk about those experiences you know how we've had to push back against the ways in which the schools have attempted to either exclude or in Dr Degrees through the American Media Leadership Program at Penn State where the university brought in American Indian and Alaska native students from across the country to earn their Masters Miller and monk men national trial rights law firm with offices in Washington DC New Mexico California and Alaska and online at an Oscar dot com response with thank you for bringing these concerns and we'll get back to you I'm a couple of weeks later they wrote back to us and said we reluctantly agreed not to do this where she was one of two American Indian student and so I do what a lot of parents do when my child is getting ready to go to school I start looking on social media to see comport collins on in Colorado where I took a job at the university and we found out once again that our school and another school reluctantly do something for our child we want them to understand the inappropriateness of these actions and work with us to do better so last year we moved that the school was going to portray American Indians in an inappropriate way and so my husband and I asked to sit down and talk with the principal of the school there happened to be and with the school go ahead okay so there's two experiences that we've had one is removed from North Carolina my husband my daughter paper bags you know pretend to put on native costumes and make papers that others and so my husband and I explained to them why that was not and other educators to teach appropriately about American Indian history culture languages traditions and so I think part of the responsibility rests on appropriate resources and so that that's been the experience that we've had schools not recognizing that these types of activities are appropriate and not have talk about that at some point and you know what let's open that up tell me a little bit about what you faced is a parents and as parents and maybe even a time where you had to sit in appropriate and that that feathers me more to us than something you can simply make out of construction paper we talk with the school for Awhile their initial one American Indian teacher in that school and so when my husband and I met with the principal of course she bought that one teacher in that one teacher you know and have been around are still around and so I do a little bit of research and what do I find I find that at the school that my daughter's going to work and that we didn't feel that it was our responsibility as parents to do the schools work for them but that we were happy to put been in contact show how it's actually going to engage around American Indian history and culture and the closer that we got to the month of November the more concerned than I was my school we also prepare teacher educators and so one of the things that I have said to my faculty into others is that I think that we as schools of education I have an annual pilgrimage Indian play during the Thanksgiving holidays and so we took that to the principal and her daughter's teacher and talking and Susan working in the field of education and maybe even vibe off of what is going on there at NIH this year In being around other educators community calling you on this and saying hey wait a minute American Indians didn't they didn't cease to exist actively we kept our daughter in that school for the remainder of the year but the next year we transferred to another school because our feeling was we don't want any schools with them about that why that was not appropriate they explained to us that they appreciated US bringing that to them but they had never they never recognized that that was problem community it's pretty interesting when you think about these type of incidents that have been in a lot of times we don't learn about them until what are the reasons for things like this still existing in twenty nineteen yeah I I think there are a lot of different a lot of different reasons for this on prejudice or bias implicit bias or your lack of knowledge around not just native peoples but other racial and ethnic groups outing the resources employees primarily in public schools not having the resources in place to be able to engage the these issues in a more appropriate way just when there's nobody there to hold you accountable for it and I think it's the third part of it is it's really difficult to to acknowledge call out your own I think the irony for me is I'm an education professor and I hope to prepare future primarily future school leaders but with the attic they decided not to have the play last year but then they also ask us to help teach the school like what what is it that we're supposed to be doing across the nation and so we're not seeing us in universities and we're not always there to call out our racer or mission and from the way in which we prepare future teachers and school leaders I think that's part of it I think part of it is that you know if you're in school and you don't have native students there's nobody my husband and I agreed to give them some resources but explained that there are a lot of native people who do this work on as part of their professional and academic Romance novels are known for their simple plot cheesy and dramatic cover art featuring bare chested men and beautiful women may be one way to get at a lot of you know or maybe even quash some of this stuff before it even comes into a lesson plan a folks you can join us to we'd like to hear in Fairbanks Alaska October seventeenth through the nineteenth information at A. A. R. P. Dot Org in colleges of education around the country that we have to take some responsibility correct bill here to to prepare prepare teachers stories that's our conversation on the next native America calling from you have there been moments where you cringed when you saw a school play or you were shocked with the homework that your child brought home teaching the native figured out what you should be doing and did it what were the results give us a ring one eight hundred nine nine six two eight four eight all of the different education systems where this is going on in nobody calls it out in in I think going back to the heart of it of teaching our teachers right the way in which our teachers are being prepared I think part of that is that American Indians and Alaska natives represent less than one percent of all professors in colleges and schools nine six two eight four eight is number educators if you're out there and you have something you'd like to share you can give us a ring maybe you took a proactive approach support by AARP AARP creates and connects you to unique tools and programmes helps you save money and tackles the is a very popular genre of literature can include stereotypes of native characters but native romance novelists telling more complex and realistic natives Takin lesson what did you do about it what was your reaction in what kind of conversation did you have with your student give us a call we'd like to hear from you one eight hundred nine like you said there's a native person going to that school or the parents or the student stands up and says this is offensive and so I wonder too you know all teaching about needed people history and culture in the classroom any classroom and have you ever had to talk with your kids or grandkids teacher about an activity that you can choose the matter most to you your family and your community what Aarp does might surprise you like sponsoring the Alaska Federation of Natives considered offensive calls share the number is one eight hundred nine six two eight four eight and before the break we were visiting with Dr Susan faircloth back in in the West in two hundred years ago and they are a part of today's history I think it's really easy to admit or a racer groups and so I think it's a really complicated history of emission erasure lack of recognition lack of ad because the in in schools yeah and when I was in fourth grade it's common not where that fourth graders are required to build a mission out of Styrofoam or sugar cubes what would you like to tell that teacher right now on I'd probably tell her that California Indian people are still here online at prairie edge dot com we'll and by the law offices of Saskia chambers sexy should be asking themselves how would be California Indian feel sitting in the classroom hearing about the supposed extinction of the a bit about your thoughts on all this yeah so I'm home open northern California I was raised in the California public school system and our existence is resistance and itself and that we are stronger than ever ready to battle stereotypes in wooded suggestion to teachers to think twice about lesson plans or what's a critical question you think they should be asking themselves I think you're tuned in to native America Calling Tara Gatewood from his letter Pueblo and we appreciate you joining us today right now we're talking about what is appropriate when is the number we're gonna go ahead and take our call we're going to hear from Jaden in Palo Alto California tuned in online Gena thank you for giving us a ring in tells talk California very sorry you had that experience but inspired how you use it is fuel to maybe even change things thanks so much Jaden get the old school and you know that's troubling Melvin that you have to fight for accuracy in his a professor and director of the School of Education at Colorado State University of you have any thoughts for her of course you can dial in one eight hundred nine six two eight four eight in the California state capital and work with the tribe leagues embassador 's and work more and creative use development and diversion programs into if Mason that somehow gets to our schools and we need to get Hollywood the rest of up to start putting out correct ooh really know the difference between real history and Hollywood Hollywood created so much Mr need to do this where you're forced to do it what did your parents do I think out of that experience activism blossomed and I was able to work but my fourth grade teacher knew that my mother would not approve of this project and so she rocked me in the classroom during lunch affiliate year-on-year morning enjoyed our subject today when I live off reservation in between cities appears how they're viewing native Americans and if this history is inaccurate what does that lead to you can share your thoughts one eight hundred nine nine six two eight four eight Thanksgiving deal and all these other historical history of Minnesota was so confused that we discussed Aridi we objected to it and we brought in books that were published in Minnesota that were more accurate of what happened to us are extra l. and all that history and we try to get books into our school our school board said no I experienced that with my daughter going to public school and the whole ridiculous history about us their school books that our kids in high school and and junior high and made me they'll destroy mission boy that is very troubling in and then what happened what did you did you stand up and say but according to that way of thout whenever material came in English written materials came in to teach mine classroom in my classroom I would take the material and students and in that way more accurately have more accurately written information that serene glad you're on here oh greetings to every listener test Christening especially today educators be thanks young eighty brought up what happened church well one thing we experienced not only here on the US a ring to one eight hundred nine nine six two four eight is the number a let's also say hello to Melvin who is in San Nebraska tuned in online mel thinks are giving us a ring is a number Melvin thanks for giving us a ring a we now go to wounded knee South Dakota to say hello to Joyce who's tuned in on K. I l. i. Joyce thanks for giving us because they hold our tomorrow Denali Jay. Ktar children is that tomato that they will be living in way that I can be respectful to the culture of teaching reach students in understanding what you're giving these kids is changing into Kota change every part into Lakota and then teach it in that manner too different material and I think that's the artistry of teachers when they get a lesson plan or something that they are supposed to be story that's being taught to our children because we know that a lot of times what they learn in school becomes the baseline on how they view the rest of the world in even there is going to be with maybe for the rest of their life and there's a lot there and so if we do look to the teachers to be the one to inspire to be the to keep themselves in check educators of your out there you can give us a ring was there of course you took in college or touch you some of these skills Is it missing in college give us a ring one eight hundred nine six two eight four eight is the number also here with us today is by Rin Naan him he said led many school districts sequester it to this time of year and native American heritage month which is November sometimes elementary classrooms are filled with paper reds but kinda get curric- history in the school the public schools is a total challenge 'cause that's old had to be approved by the state and it was just a challenge to really to get the chew history would happen to our people the people I think it's time that we think twice about what we teach and how she said my right gene and thank you for giving us a ring their impulse the ones who putting accurate information how do we also get them there. The teacher doesn't know what are good resources what teacher what should teachers be doing ah getting out come down to become Joyce think it really does boil down to the teacher in how they approach joining us out of gnashing Minnesota and he is assistant principal principal of the neon flashing school by is All nighter in Ojibway our pleasure to have him he sharing information on a lot of times they can that teacher can put a spin on it maybe not spin but they can actually figure out okay what's Newman Wayne Don agreed John Algebra John you're Byron Welcome Oh me which I'm Lou indigenous the national Atalay Norma because you're GONNA ask him and we'll be doing mundane to Mohan cosmology appears to conduct missile in Jonas Donna Arianna Arianna Sierra shined and okay Mississauga Gunning I mean on gnashing Monday we can go you went to get my guy in the among me meal lists miles burning causal Chevron going machine Tanabe went to cause a scene I know my day we're going to be going Dash guys Johnny we deal only commencing debate came to me going initial go guys go tie on has Beggar named him into show Mesopotamia's guy getting into your bar and you know Magas Dea Gama Squabble Co tug and eights could bake Kane Dawson we're GonNa go New England mission peers On My let me down on my on Mungate to go on a tangent wins meal so meagerly which mean great for asking me come along you know usually in who you connect to and who you lean on to be the strong person that you are an so byron I should be asking you questions I guess what should teachers culture or even just letting ourselves be represented in what they're teaching or even giving that space for an indigenous student to identify themselves the way you some teachers specifically and people cared Irun so so I guess I should be asking you the questions and and thank you for sharing your history and identifying yourself in the way you were raised because I know more about you and your community be doing in order that their students especially native American students feel the same way you do about your education especially when a teaching about her you know share a little bit about myself so my name is leading feather my my name or my my you're what would you like to tell teachers who may be doing questionable things or planning those lesson plans right now in have paid professor headbands paper bags this and things set up what is your advice go hit Byron Art parents are are educators they've been educators for their entire professional career you know they they knew the the new they knew the positive experiences that we would have you really expands upon the journey educational journey and Professional Journey that I myself have had and we we had a very very strong educational experience I actually I attended K. through fifth grade there I may going to be a school and and it was it was strong you know it it gave us a gave us a good base you know it was nice to nice to go go to a place where there were there were a lot of native American I and you know let's just try to try to use it as much as I can and I think that I think that really and grew up in like I said I grew up in from from Red Lake actually my sister somehow I introduced her and then two younger two younger children adeline norma is our youngest daughter in our our youngest I my my biggest advice would be to to lean on the local resources of of your area there are a lot my name is the money to make me as leading other and Byron Ham is my name in English from Red Lake out of strong authors we're very fortunate here in the Midwest Minnesota specifically are the collar from Santee you know he reference instill a lot of authors from Minnesota and they're pretty fairly accurate they're really we have we have I am just turned two miles Vernon and just to you know to further elaborate I I know I know a little bit of sisters are we're all two two years apart and we were the first pick it up in the last drop off and our our but I I went to school in Catholic and then at the university there into lose I my wife and I we reside and peers Minnesota and I I work here in the LAX I have three children my oldest is a Arianna are are years of success for us to move forward and and I think I think that's that's the biggest thing and you know being that person our I'm able to shed a little bit of light on the local resources that we have you know we tell I bring up and you know I speaking one of our history teachers and I was like hey like we have so many resources just here and they're our stories that are being told it's history it's passed its present you know and they're indicator being that we you know we can kind of control our narrative you know like this is what we would like people to know about us and that's that would be my my was leaning on local resources and leaning on those God it's a it's a it's a very it's a very heavy weight you know being uh we also need to be aware that not everybody knows what's out there and they don't know what's appropriate they don't know in it is it is a hard indigenous authors because they're all all over all over and and I think it goes back to Meridian were rich with knowledge and you know it was it was eye opening to him and you know I think that that also goes back to you know we also need to these complaints come or somebody is bringing things to the attention of a teacher often you end up in the principal's office and if you had one thing that I've I've experienced now in this Administrative Role in our our tribally controlled school gnashing through the band of Ojibway is ask well you see what happens something that's also interesting Byron using all these things you're an assistant principal of Aena Shing School of the principal who is also not on board or understanding why things are offensive I can see how that can also lead to double things have happened in teaching native American history and understanding what more can be said about all this and what is it ultimately support for journalism that raises the awareness of child well being to citizens into policy makers provided by the Annie E. Casey Foundation building a brighter future for here's our vision is to operate injury accident free with safety programs training and technology more at B. NSF dot com slash tribal relations. Whatever it is you've brought up what about the school board any thoughts on how education needs to happen there and of course advice on when you do have to take it to the you're in Minnesota and we're putting a lot of this on teachers but what about the administration in a school what role did they also put a or what about educating principals assistant principals You know how important is it that they also understand because ultimately when cool what are some of the things you should be saying give us a ring one eight hundred nine six two eight four eight is the number we've heard a couple of examples of win question Niad younger sisters and we we attended a school in being on Minnesota Public School tribally controlled schools released like Vanderbilt jubilee the offended you maybe even confused your own child knowing the culture that you have raised them with in just how the culture was being studied or portrayed locations to in what is some good advice on how you talk to principals or some of the administration that are going to be making the final decision on children families and communities information at at cf dot org support by be NSF railway moving our economy for over one hundred sixty five and eventually homecoming school activities were cancelled we interviewed the school district Superintendent David Deep any two of these things aren't corrected in the young age will could lead to worst hell a little bit about that coming up after the break Oh mocking Powell style to Powell drums song the school receive criticism for the incident which led to disciplinary action against students thank you for sharing a part of your day with us here at native America calling him Tara Gatewood and hear from you today what are your thoughts when yours these things in the classroom what happens as students get older in how do they relate to different things I want to share something with you last week a video homecoming week dance off in Clinton Ville Wisconsin went viral it she'll several high school students who are reported to be non native in a school gym dancing in a circle speaking to your speaking your parents speaking to your community and what would they what did they feel is appropriate sure and if those questions never on Thursday the activity was a class or student dance off there were groups that signed up to do this and had their routine office where responsibility and disciplinary procedures were beginning and again this was on Thursday the rest of the student body was addressed that aw time to call because WE WANNA get your voice in so give us a ring and so before the break I did a little questioning two of you know when we don't correct some of the gene or music previewed by staff number at the last possible moment for students came to the student who is running running the sounds uh-huh in the classroom if you'd like to share some thoughts with us give us a ring one eight hundred nine six two eight four eight is the number we do four to your calls and you know what now's the time awesome and said here's our new music where changing what we're doing and unbeknownst to anyone in the gym that was watching it ended up being some native American in Superintendent debt debt deep also said he was working with local tribes native organizations to address the issue if you like Sir what they just witnessed was very very inappropriate and it was not approved not sanctioned the boys had snuck the music in in homecoming week and as part of these students organized activities they had a lunchtime game activists killed each week the students did in brings home homework that says you know they're covering the native American unit has there ever been a time where what was planned talking about of when inappropriateness is taught in schools about are you know maybe our lessons are taught we owe and they shared on social media and consequently it went viral on Friday and we've been been processing that ever since then the music and the boys went out and did a routine that basically we described as inappropriate and and we could be considered a mockery of and with you any thoughts yes thank you an- megrets for having me on this High School Oh native people at the school you and the mascot outside the building and during football games and during celebrations there were lots of way Joycelyn Chinguetti our commissioner of Education for the Black Man she's actually co authored a book on on Molasses Band History is not untypical from what I have experienced I personally went to a school in an with nearly all white schools being and a one time to coach picked me up in the middle of the hallway and ended the thing over his mouth and made whooping call and groped soon you can listen to the full interview with him on our website native America calling dot com and so I turned to our guests with us today is Dr Susan Faircloth also eight of American dance immediately at the conclusion within thirty or forty seconds of the video the boys were called out in down sit down to these in Washington state called Issaquah high school and This was back in the eighties and my dad told me he said that there would be only two and where where I am now in Yellow Springs Ohio and my own children experiencing me in front of other high school students and so this is what I experienced growing up and this is also similar to what I've experienced living Brian Him also here with us to out of Yellow Springs Ohio's Jennifer knickerbocker she's a director of foundation relations any college she's should have all of them here and so I turned into all of you how does what this news report you know does it relate to what we're talk yellow springs schools and they recently decided to have a debate over mascots and we have a lot of different mascots here part you know native American misrepresentation in their schools I have four sons and they go to in the nation there's even a a school near us in pick Wa and they have student run TV station that bills I and I think the crowd was I wasn't there but the crowd just seemingly was just unresponsive I didn't know how to respond to the situation humint in public perception that we are still here were an evolving culture that has unique indigenous people and native Americans have not been able to control their own images have not kind of one the argue in my children's school decided to have a debate over mascots my children and I opposed that we felt like it was wrong for that emiko abusive native people around these stereotypes so I have to say I'm really not surprised that this school went that far when the initial abby people from white earth from the waiter nation also from the pillage are banned and is an enrolled member of the Minnesota Chippewa tripe are are there to witness this this is what I was briefed upon they also told because it was inappropriate for anyone that had recorded it that you know this is something we would her in Ohio more than most places I think it has either the second or the first most mascots had of any other state in in their portraying natives not inaccurate way or maybe even trivialize our culture how things relate Jennifer let's start we don't want to be representative of who we are please don't share this out well ultimately it was shared with parents who was upset with the content of the images from every tribe all five hundred sixty something drive from around the country and that we get to decide how we're portrayed in Jennifer what were some of the things that you were able to accomplish or what do you wish that they were doing in terms of You know mass area in Ohio around the American Indian removal and what it means to remove people and so my local schools the Yellow Spring Dan the Psychological Association that racial stereotyping has and then the the schools here golf and I quote Indian Nation Station and that's based just off of their mascot and so Indians native knowledge three sixty per gram they specifically talked about an issues for this era they participated in the event put on by the Greater Cincinnati Native American coalition which is kind of a young organization the school to sanction and event that would give a platform to white supremacy and The debate is over really it the imagery it's an all voluntary led organization in

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Joe Biden the other for obstructing congress as lawmakers investigated by ordering key witnesses not to testify House Intelligence Committee Chair. Adam Schiff explain why Democrats aren't fighting that in court and are urgently moving to bring a vote on the articles by Christmas the argument. Why don't you just wait amounts to this this? Why don't you just let him cheat in one more election? Why not let him cheat just one more time? Why not let him have Ford health just one more time? Let's bring in Colorado Congressman Joe Goose. He's a Democrat on the house. Judiciary Additional Committee which worked overnight. Drafting these articles and congressman. Your Committee didn't bring a third articles of impeachment obstruction obstruction of justice stemming from special special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the twenty sixteen election. Now Muller said he was unable to clear the president of obstruction but lifted to Congress to impeach or charge him. So did you fail Muller and the American people by not doing that. I don't think that's the case Robin but I thank you for having me on. I would say this. I think I think there is clearly broad consensus within our democratic caucus in the House that the president's actions really represents continuing threat to the integrity many of our elections and ultimately the sanctity of our democracy in terms of the undermining of our national security by virtue of the abuse of power that he engaged in as well as the wholesale all sales of Congress that he engaged and so that ultimately became the focus of the two articles that were introduced. Just today is you'll see within the text of the articles say a pattern reflected in both the abuse of power article as well as the structure of Congress that references of the realities of this president's conduct in terms of the pattern of conduct that he had engaged in and that is to say both actively inviting interference in the last presidential election election and now soliciting foreign intervention into this one as well as with respect to obstruction the pattern of obstruction that the president Hitt engaged in previously for instance the special counsel's investigation and of course obstructing Congress in its role in investigating the interference that this president has solicited into the next election. And when you talk about the last election that was president trump for instance standing at a lectern and saying Russia. If you're listening How about getting those e mails as you know a law professor? Jonathan Turley testifying last week. called by the Republicans said the Democrats are abusing their power by rushing at now there haven't been firsthand witnesses like Mick Mulvaney. The president's the chief of staff who said publicly yeah there was a quid pro quo with Ukraine. Get over it. Of course Turley. Didn't acknowledge that you would have had gone to court. To fight the White House for refusing fusing to hand over information but given that call from Tory saying you. Don't you're not finished. You're you're not ready. Do you feel you you already. I think we already. I think the evidence of the president's actions is overwhelming and I think chairman Schiff during the inquiry that he conducted had compiled a incredible record of evidence that outlines the president's misconduct in this regard and I had a chance to question Professor Turley. Is You know during during the hearing that we held in front of the Judiciary Committee just last week and he conceded during the hearing that unlike President Nixon and President Clinton this the president has engaged in wholesale obstruction of Congress. The likes of which we frankly have never seen before as you know the reason why we did not hear from people. People like Secretary Perry in several other witnesses including the Inter of White House. Chief of staff is because the president issued a directive essentially. He's saying that he was going to not allow his administration participate in this impeachment. Greek at all that complete defiance of congressional oversight is unique and unprecedented President and ultimately we believe that it is grounds to proceed with the structure of Congress article that we have introduced well and the Republicans say say. This is a coup They spoke as Democrats. Did today. Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy saying Democrats are just removing an elected president. Just because you don't like president trump trump further. He said some things distorting the Justice Department Inspector General report that came out yesterday finding that there was no bias in the Russia investigation. No spying in the trump campaign although there were problems with some of the ways warrants were sought. But Wha- what do you do given that the president has a bullhorn a very very big bullhorn and he can say things like the report was vindicating when it wasn't you know there's a narrative that's building that you are undertaking a coup do. How do you overcome that? Well it's a false narrative for the reasons that you stated Robin and and I will just say I. It's regrettable that so many of my colleagues on the other side of the L. have refused to ultimately choose country over party. I think there are many of us that were hopeful that through this inquiry our colleagues would ultimately view the facts objectively objectively review the evidence against the relevant legal and constitutional standards in Knowlton me. If they did that they would reach the same conclusion that we have which is ultimately president clearly clearly abused his power and obstructed Congress. And unfortunately my colleagues have Have not done that yet. obviously as you know we have several more steps in this process will walk up the articles and then potentially sent to the floor for full houses consideration so it remains to be seen whether there will in fact be some Republicans that will choose country over party. I'm hopeful hopeful that they will do so. Khanjani goose the Democrat from Colorado a member of the House Judiciary Committee thank you. Thank you Robin survivors of yesterday's powerful volcanic cannock eruption in New Zealand ran into the sea to escape the scalding steam and ash and emerged covered with burns. Those are some of the most horrific stories stories. We've been hearing today after. The White Island volcano erupted killing at least six people. CNN international correspondent Will Ripley is in Toronto New Zealand. London joins US now on skype. And we'll what more are you hearing about what happened yesterday. It's really horrific. Tanya to hear what volcanologists just describe as just unsurvivable conditions for people who would have been actually inside the volcanic crater at the time of this last because keep in mind there forty seven people people on the island and volcano. Tourism is a huge draw. Here so this This cruise ship this row Caribbean ship. The ovation of the see it offered for this excursion where people pay almost two hundred dollars a pop to get on a small boat and go to white island which is visited by thousands of tourists every year and they can hike on the island island in actually go down into the crater and look over the edge so if people were down there at the time of this blast they have experienced An explosion Asian so powerful that boulders up to three feet across would have been shot up into the air. Smaller particles of rock would have been shot. Laterally were told that. Sonic reading supersonic tonic speeds. So that along fatal for people who are right up close but people who were farther away as you mentioned there enveloped in this you know impenetrable plume bloom of volcanic ash these toxic gases if you breathe in it burns your lungs and of course if touches your skin what we had we had first responders describing describing people with their skin falling off. That's how burns were which is why the hospital authorities are saying that for a lot of these people. These injuries may not be survivable. Where people warned about this before? This is the big question that we are asking because we are told that there have been signs in recent weeks of increased I activity at this particular volcano. They actually raise the alert level from one to two which the tour company says normally would not be an unacceptable optimal risk level for these tourists. But we don't know what they were told. What we do know is that this was a popular excursion that people take thousands of people take every year and most of them would have assumed that if the tour company takes him to this island that it safe that they believe it safe? There's some sort of a warning system to to prevent this kind of thing from happening. And obviously that wasn't the case. Yeah as you mentioned This is a popular island tourist destination. Many cruises come in and out out of the area and tour This specific White Island volcano people are still missing as I understand it. What sort of effort is underway to find them? We believe there are eight bodies that are sitting on the island covered in ash right now but the conditions on the island are still too dangerous for rescuers to actually go in in there and recover but they flew drones overhead and the description is that you can see the body's just kind of lying there and so these people who are missing their families know what happened but they but they don't have any closure until people could actually get on the island to to recover them a New Zealand's is prime minister. Just cinder are dern was praised for the way she handled the aftermath of the Christ Church mosque shootings back in March Has she spoken in about this. And how is she handling this disaster. She's been on top of it really. You know within hours of the disaster happening and in fact she'll be making a visit to the site herself tomorrow where she's expected to meet with some of the first responders possibly some of the families of those affected the first identified identified victim is actually a New Zealander a tour guide? Who was there guiding people on the island so this is this is a huge tragedy for New Zealand and it also raises a lot of questions about the local economy here because volcano tourism is a pillar of the economy? It's why cruise ships come here. But and and I should mention the company that actually operates. These tours has an excellent safety record. Last year they were voted one of the safest places in New Zealand to work. So it's not like this. Is the kind the thing that happens often but obviously now there are going to be very serious questions. Raised about why people were allowed to not just go visit this island but to hike into the volcanic crater given the fact that it has a history of geothermal activity and there have been eruptions there in the past and even in recent recent weeks. They saw this uptick. Did they put tours dollars ahead of people's lives. And what does that mean moving forward. Those are the really unanswered questions right now. So many questions and as you said so horrific Thank you so much for your time. CNN international correspondent will ripley in. New Zealand will thanks again. Thanks Tanya what were the best album songs and memorable moments from twenty nine thousand nine hundred. I'm Robyn Hilton Join. NPR music all this month as we look back at the past year here from Lil nonsense and Billy Island to Liz. Oh and Leonard Cohen. Listen on all songs considered from NPR with new episodes each week. It's here now. How the Stoker Geyser in Iceland's dollar? Valley is one of the world's most active erupting every every ten minutes or so sending plumes of steaming. Hot Water high in the air. That was cool. We're here to see firsthand. How climate change is impacting this tiny any island nation and how they're fighting back with their natural resources the geysers are propelled by underground magma an intense heat source close to the earth's surface in all over Iceland? You can spot steam rising from Benson the earth at the geyser streams of steaming hot water run by walkways. That warned. Don't don't touch. This is the heat source that Iceland's geothermal. Plants tap into to generate the power that heats water homes. Then there's the sleekly modern hellish. Id Plant sitting on a bleak lack volcanic plain half an hour outside the capital Reykjavik. We're we're hearing the generators that power huge turbines as the underground water flows through them. One hint you can smell the water that smell. Is that the sulphur. These plants are clean energy but they do produce some carbon dioxide. And that's what's exciting at this plant in a project called CARB ABC fix young scientists capturing that co two and injecting it into basalt rock. This is carbon capture an injection. It's been done before but usually usually the C O two eventually leaks out not here both playing. It's a windy rainy day. So in hard hats and protective gear we take a car tour of the grounds with Kerry Halgason the projects manager. Yes Arctic Fox this. He's gesturing during at. What looks like a moonscape and a small prototype? Carbon injection station made in Switzerland. They've got a more advanced version. That's what we're heading for also with US Geo Oh scientists. Sandra sny Bjorn's daughter who agrees the building looks like an old house so they call it the Arctic Fox but we call it tiny. Yeah that is Andrea Magnusson Iceland's premier environmentalists. He's also a poet cultural icon. He's thrilled by the work here. But points out that this Swiss station is tiny in many ways to get one thousand Giga turns out of the atmosphere. We have to scale this up. Not One million times put one billion times if you fly to Europe and back It will take this unit about a week to offset your missions. which again is why? There's so much excitement excitement around the world about what we're about to see. The newer card fix injection wells can capture a thousand times more emissions than if they run at that capacity. Andre says with with a smile the climate crisis we asked scientists carry hazardous in about the rocks. Were walking on this black pebbled rock beach. This is all the volcanic rock is Oval Kenneka Rock. Yeah so so these other types of rock that we're using few if you pick one up for example you you can see that it's like a Swiss cheese as a lot of porosity and a lot of holes so this is also what we have underground. What what what gives us the opportunity to put? All this seal to underground Carey explains to us the basics of carbon injection strategy. You need three things in order for this particular method to work. You need a lot of water or it can be seawater you need favourable rock formations and you need the stream of co two. So we get back in the car. It's all simple except one thing we are lacking the stream of co two in other words. The process works but these geothermal plants again are clean in his carry tells Andrea his team is thirsty for more polluting emissions to inject into the rock we need to catch it where it flows from the chimneys. So so I've been talking to young people and I tell them that if they go into your profession. You're only three of you guys now in the phone book. It's like if I went into computers before the Internet. If we're going to scale this up a million times that means millions of jobs that will be created and it will be scaled up. We know it's going to be scaled up. The question is will it be scaled up a enough if we don't scare it up with who kind of we're past the point in which we can simply we just reduce their emissions in the you'll have like capturing equipment on chimneys of the world and you might have like gas ships sailing in two harbors where it will be pumped down with maybe see what to finally we see the buildings covering the wells freising from the fog in front of us. Are these igloos. They look like geodesic domes in the middle of this black volcanic rock expanse of retrofitted to out of these seventeen wells to be able to receive gas. This is our main injection well. Eight and sixteen so very good. Well Ah okay inside a small room filled with large metal tubing so we have the geodesic dome above us now around and US and inside we have this technology where just talk for a second now the difference between this kind of work and work that we know about so we saw the basalt rock that's formed by the volcanoes knows. It's different from sedimentary rock where we know also there's been some injection what's the difference. The difference between dementia rocks are the reactivity of these rocks so said about that. Iraq's May originate from wall connects to begin with then in the softer material gets washed away. And we have mostly Silica left this type of raucous not reactive but the rocks that we have here surrounding us. They contain about twenty five percent of the Metal says we need to combine with us to turn it into stone instead of injecting gas can migrate we kill the boy unseat the solving the CO two. Into what I guess. That's the main concern about carbon capture and injection that might then later escape and still be emissions. And you're saying this has proven to prevent that yeah we associate to to kill the boy. Mc and this fluid test there for the fantasy to sink. Thank but then with time. This fluid reacts with Iraq releases the methods that it needs to turn the C. O Two into stone. Sandra walks around the small room filled live with pipes and valve wheels one. Part looks like a ship periscope. One pipe bores through the floor and deep into the ground below. Injection is going on here. This is the wealth and this well reaches two thousand meters down through. This pipe comes just regular water from the power which we flow on the outside of a stainless steel pipe. which is this one this one right to start to about eight hundred meters within that pipe? We have the Saturday needed fluid on one window sill. There's a piece of injected rock. This is what it looks like. So this is a quarterback thirty three from five hundred meter. Step let's just described it. It looks like a tube of rock and it has speckles on it. Like maybe you'd see on a black countertop white speckles what exactly is that. We're looking at but DOC is just the Celtic rock. But then we have these white precipitates that are actually to turn into stone. The C O. Two right there Sadat's last two and Andre as you say just scale that up the problem with this plant is actually you getting access to co two but if you have like a coal fired power plant can fill a tank ship. Then the hard work is over and then you could pump that. got into pass south anywhere where you have that. In the world The twentieth century made infrastructure made like sewage systems. It made road systems so the infrastructure that the twenty first century will make an has to be as big as Swedes road systems is co two removal nodding around the world industries and call a meeting. powerplants will we'll have to see if this method makes sense at their air particular site if not then we can start thinking about the transporting it to favorable rock formations such as Iceland. This seems to be a real plausible closetful solution. If this is the properly and the price of it also seems to be favorable. This can be one of the major contributors up happened. Renton now it has been much cheaper just to do nothing and to do something about your emissions but this seems to be changing. This is predicted to change even more that it will be more costly to emit the CO two than to capture your emissions taxes and things like that would force the industry to do it in Europe. Europe we have the European trading scheme where you can buy carbon co essay cap and trade so the price of of this quotas have been rising. Now it's sexily approximately the same price of doing this us for a doing nothing. We really feeling it now that the industry is actually actually coming to us and asking about this process so we can see the system is actually working even though. Is this perfect for this. Because the whole country is made of this this rock we can find vic fields of pacifists. All over the world lines the ocean floor right. It's actually the most common rock type. Unselfish unearth so we have the know how we have a lot of wealth from the Soda Foyer and lots of new swells. That could be used for injecting so so the infrastructure is somewhat in place already so in other words the infrastructure for fracking and oil transport can be used to take emissions to to where they can be injected into basalt rock. We leave you with the words of poet and environmentalist. Andreas Magnusson when I talked to young people at tell them all your working life. We'll talk about this. And the spark in Sandra's is like when she's talking about what they have accomplished and how that can be scaled up this generation will really feel that everywhere they go. There is a higher purpose. Imagine somebody going into the trust business and having that spark in the rice you know we thought the future would be more distortion of facebook and screen time. I think it's the opposite. I think with much more into rock Earth Sky You know ten simple. That's when we're going so this week recovering the climate crisis from a country on the front lines Iceland. Tomorrow the impact on on fishing for incredible pictures go to here. Now Dot Org I drive in young thanking you for listening to the here now podcast and inviting you to contribute due to support it we're building. NPR and its member stations. Thanks to you now. Let's get back to the news and less than an hour after house. Democrats presented those two articles articles of impeachment against President Trump House speaker. Nancy Pelosi returned to the microphone for another press conference this time to announce the Democrats will support the trump administration's rations revised NAFTA agreement with Mexico and candidates now known as US MCA. This is a day. We've all been working to on the path to. Yes yes we were enraged for awhile but until we could cross a certain threshold of enforcement for our workers rights for environment and for the prescription drug issue as you know they were three of the areas of that we had put out there. Let's bring NPR's business correspondent. Jim Zarroli. Hi Jim Height so much going on today. But let's take on this. You know. Democrats have opposed parts of the new trade agreement. So what is this deal. They worked out with the White House. We deterred a little. It'll well you remember a more than a year ago. The leaders of candidate in Mexico and president trump sat down. They released this. US Some CA which is supposed to be sort of like the new improved NAFTA It had some things in it like improved access to Canadian dairy markets and stuff about the domestic the content of autos This in in the intervening year Democrats have sat down and tried to improve on it And Ah today. They said they're gonNA going to vote for the US MCA and basically you know. They were concerned about enforcement of labor. Environmental Standards This addresses addresses that new penalties for breaking the rules. Also as a new panel dispute system for resolving conflicts it also eliminates tate's protections for certain kinds of drugs especially biologics which are drugs produced from living organisms? And that was very important to to Democrats because it affects affects healthcare costs so essentially Democrats took this deal and improved on it. They've gotten some concessions The new text will be released today. Unveiled again again. In Mexico City in Congress will vote on it next week. Well you mentioned cars and we know NAFTA was key for the auto industry because the supply chains cross the warriors of all three countries. So how do automakers fair in this new deal where the original deal Essentially said that more of the content of cars sold in North America has has to be made here It also says a part of them have to be made in factories with an average wage of sixteen dollars an hour. This was meant to sort of drive. Factories actor is back into Mexico back into the United States from places like China The trump administration says this will reverse the loss of so many factory jobs. I think think economists would say it will have an impact on the US audits auto industry but it will be modest it and it also could lead to higher auto prices well and the International Monetary Fund. He says the impact on the whole US economy could be negligible. But it's it's it's a win if lawmakers can agree on something of the AFL CIO president. Richard trumka signaling. He's he's willing to let it go forward. Why do you think Pelosi was? I mean we're in. The middle of the impeachment process is was this also as part of this wanting to have some. Yes yeah I think damned Democrats want to be able to answer the Republicans charge that they're not doing anything but impeachment you know that they're so crazed with trump hatred hatred that they would miss an opportunity to do something for workers so I think you saw down Democrats this morning on announcer articles of impeachment. And then turn around and say yes. We're agreeing to this. And and in the process handing president trump a pretty significant political victory sort of showing. They can walk and Chew Gum at the same time Jim Zarroli. NPR's business correspondent. Thank you welcome. mm-hmm giant rally this weekend in Hong Kong drew hundreds of thousands of people to the streets to mark six months the pro democracy protests this comes as president trump says trade talks with China are moving right along but a new round of US sanctions could go into effect as Soon S. Sunday for more. On these two big stories we're joined by Chow Chung Yon Executive editor of the South China Morning Post and independent newspaper based in Hong Kong. He is currently in New York where the paper is putting on its annual. US China Conference and Chung Yan. As I mentioned it's been more than six months since the political crisis began in opposition to an extradition bill that has since been dropped. Where does this protest movement stand now? Well the protest movement when Very much is still ongoing. And I don't see a quick end therese because even after the government dropped the extradition Byu the people's demand now has moved on to become the first off wall Oscar for an investigation against the police. Alleged police brutality satiety and then more than that they want to restart political reform which were eventually lead to Hong Kong having Lisa universal suffrage approach so the two top line demands addressing police brutality and restart political reform. Do you think there's any chance Beijing will meet. Those host. Demands is actually getting increasingly complicated because Six months ago when this first started begging largely series as Hong Hong Kong social problem of local political problem but now the increasingly series as a proxy war between China and the US saw so for some reason. Beijing is very convinced that USA's behind the office so because of that. I think that the chance for Beijing to make a compromise is actually not very hopeful. So I sing. This unrest will go on for quite a while for various reasons. I think Full Beijing and also for the Hong Kong government then emphasizes a first of all the protesters have to cease to use violence So this is the one thing that repeatedly stressed you have to stop violence before we can talk but for the protesters. They think that the governor needs to make the first move. The government needs to show that it's people's voice has been heard and the Dow going to take some initiative. Can you talk more about the idea that the government feels that the. US is behind all of this can you. Can you say more right. I think in the beginning gene Particularly for the Beijing they always Claimed are some so-called black hands behind it but of course they couldn't come mop was a very convincing evidence to that some people from Beijing will say that They think the US may not be directly behind these but certainly the playing the role of the aid and better meaning that giving a lot of moral support to the protesters And then the also think that The was the media so far. Have Been so-called double standard in reporting this case. They often used to compare. Compare is the Catalonia protests in Spain but as since move on particularly with this introduction of the Hong Kong on Human Rights Act then increasingly in Beijing. They think that this is basically become part of the leverage. Putt of the sins things that are. US wanted to push the button China so the May Not Cindy USA's directly behind this organizing everything but they think that USA is creating an environment for his pulled us to go. Let's talk a little bit about the media's role you mentioned Western media. I'm curious it's in the past year publication as well as many others have received pressure to tone down coverage of politically sensitive issues. Has Your publication faced any pressure here from Beijing for its coverage of these protests. Right now I think that's largely a perception issue. Actually do get any pressure from the up Beijing. But we do get a lot of pressure from both end of the spectrum. Nobody is the anti-government all The so-called poised stablishment site. But the fact is actually If you go to Rita's all report all the information we use we have been Well verified to those information I've been sending reporter to the front line while trying to talk to both sides of the people and also in our opinion session. You're actually a is a very rare platform right now in Hong Kong where you can read opinions from both side of the movement. Let's turn to the trade war. Trump now says there's no deadline for an end to this trade war how closely are people following this story and China and what impact has it had on Hong Kong. The tree would have followed very closely in China Particularly the this Sunday Whether they can postpone that. That's my is going to mean a lot to China's economy the expectation is that two they may be able to reach the kind of you The so-called of face one then for the both sides still have both high to continue continue the negotiation China announced on Friday that it would exempt some soybeans and pork from a tariffs in the. US who do people in Hong Kong blame for the effects of the Trade War China or the US is hard to say which aside Hong Kong blamed for the war but basically because of all Hong concert is reckless middleman stroll And at the bridge connecting connecting China was the rest of the world so people are definitely worried about the tree war the fact that it's actually the Hong Kong market's react more sensitively tippety to the news than to the protest news. This basically shows how important the reward is to Hong Kong. I mean to most the Hong Kong business leaders and investors. What do they want to see is cease of this trade tension between China and the US because both are critical to Hong Kong's economy I want to ask you about something else the. US Congress has passed two bills recently that we hear that Beijing is not happy about about the first is the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act which supports a protests in Hong Kong and the other is the weaker human rights policy Z.. Act Condemning the detention of leaguers in western China. How are those efforts perceived in mainland China and really by protesters in Hong Kong? And really are they gonNA make it more difficult for the US and China to broker a trade deal. But I think the two X fus off were immune land China China and in Hong Kong perceived very differently in mainland China is Because often rising nationalism sentiment in China this is actually seeing as Another example another evidence that US wants to contain the rise of China and to push button. Beijing Hong UNCON- particularly among the protesters. This is seen in a much different light. That should as soon as some kind of endorsement and support from Washington so this basically give them hold to keep this movement ongoing for a while and as for The effect on three war Zanga. Beijing very much wanted to separate the two issues because it's not in their interest to get the whole scene even more complicated. It's the the tree. wolradio involve a lot of very complicated Detail negotiation but then they also have to take into consideration the region of the public reaction public perception of the issue so when this to act rights now when they are field into this nationalistic fi in China it were out should eat. Reduce the room for the government to make compromise Order to dude. Get the treaty. Oh yeah tell me more about this conference that you're at right now in New York but This is the first time as m bringing our China conference to us and the to New York this time we bring to the US because right now as the China US relationship is is probably the most critical relationship that will have bearing a lot of things. And I would assume that some of these issues that we talked about today will also so come up possibly. Oh definitely as Hong Kong's on everybody's mind under the tree talk it were dominated this week's news that's challenging Chernin executive editor of the South China Morning Post. Thank you so much for taking the time to talk with us. Folks in two thousand fifteen. Several California Public School districts broadened how they evaluate the quality of education instead of a narrow focus on math and language which arts they now also says how safe people feel at school and whether they have a sense of belonging David Freudenberg with the public radio program humankind reports on San Francisco. Disco experiment in social emotional learning. The aim of the Millennium School in San Francisco is to develop well rounded. Students academically likely accomplished for sure but also competent in the skills that help people relate sensitively to others and understand themselves. It's the aspect respective education that is most frequently overlooked as we raced pile more curriculum. Ah more materials and more test taking and more measurement onto these teachers on these kids. Jeff Snipes is one of the school's founders and so our point of view was if you want healthy students you have to create healthy teachers and you have to create a relationship of trust between them millennium operates a private school begun in twenty sixteen attended by about eighty high energy. Kids grades six through eight and last year expanded this concept into San Francisco's largest public middle school. It's children Honestly being themselves being open being human talking to each other if you can create smaller groups talking to each other listening to each other the teacher embodying it setting the example. I've been blown away with. How fast takes off? The students need this Millennium School Science Teacher. Lindsay Burke doc you think about mental health anything about our most vulnerable populations. They don't need more minutes of math and reading they they need more support and I feel like this is one of the strongest ways that we can really support them and then support the teachers and supporting them. Jeff Snipe says it all begins with a lot of internal reflection by students. We ask some questions you know. Who are you would you like to do? What are you most afraid of What kind of life do you WanNa live? How do you like interacting with other people? Do you have a sense of how you could provide advice from service in the world as you grow up and by tapping into some of these questions. We then ask them how they would like to bring them out into the world snipe says a a key to social and emotional. Learning is the quality of personal relationships. How clearly do students communicate with each other with their teachers and their parents terrence? How do conflicts get addressed? This is an area where the school atmosphere at Millennium Invites Openness. Here's student summer Williams students students just if they have a problem going on and they don't WanNa talk to their parents they just want to bring it up they won't hesitate they won't feel like they'll be ostracized or made fun of her. Are there to support them. So if they're ever going through something rough they can come out and say and if they're going through something happy everyone else can help share their happiness. which I think is great but even with people who are sincerely trying to connect dispute sometimes arise Williams says the millennium community handles them from carefully considered the framework? If we have a conflict with a friend or teacher anyone could be a family member to. They've taught us how to tell them. The facts I then the story like what happened from like a third person some view maybe and then a story up in our head. We might have warped what happened to fit a certain idea that we had that our emotions how he felt about the situations or sensations. That's why our part in the conflict was that we can be aware of that. Handling Interpersonal conflict. Means developing a special set of life skills especially at this age. Here's Millennium Middle School Student Nevin Lalic. It's not a casual conversation. You really need to like think and you really. We need to listen about what's going on and I'm myself. I believe that I am capable of that kind of thing so so for me. All I really need to do is focus which relates to another aspect of millenniums teaching philosophy and attempt to strengthen student's this capacity for contemplation being able to pause to quiet down to regain perspective. Chris bomb serves as head of school. The ability ability to witness yourself is one of the most important developmental markers for adolescents. Can you notice the patterns in your own. Thought it's very hard to do at the beginning of adolescence but as they get older and seventh and eighth grade. It's absolutely possible if it's trained models I've been blown away by the transformation of these students. There's an individual shift that happens and the individual shift is the mature so much more quickly into really grounded human beings instead of looking outside for the answer or to see what's popular. Does he would other people think the students stop get quiet quiet go inside reflect and see what they think and that internal grounding leads to a very different level of self confidence with that self confidence there is less drama. There's less meanness there's less bullying because they don't need to manipulate others to feel good about themselves. They feel good on the inside. I Jeff Snipes co-founder of Millennium School in San Francisco here and now. I'm David Fromm here. Here now is production of NPR and WR association with the BBC World Service. 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AJC Passport: Israel Blocks Members of Congress; Californias Ethnic Studies Curriculum

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AJC Passport: Israel Blocks Members of Congress; Californias Ethnic Studies Curriculum

"Hello and welcome to AJC passport brought to you by E AJC. The diplomatic arm of the Jewish community each week. We'll chat with experts from around the world to help you better understand the weeds headlines and what they all mean for Israel L. and the Jewish people. I'm your host seth decoding the shocking news came early on Thursday morning wing as Israel reversed course on its decision to allow in the boycott supporting members of Congress Ilhan Omar and Russia to the with President trump pressuring Israel to deny by them entry with their I tin ARY revealed to be entirely one sided and anti Israel and with elections rapidly approaching in Israel and looming in the United States states. Their trip was now effectively cancelled. Aj slammed Israel's decision expressing love for the Jewish state but saying that in barring during the two representatives it quote did not choose wisely AJC CEO. David Harris joins us now to discuss this news David. Thank you for joining us in my pleasure. I think the number one thing a lot of American Jews are wondering today is why well assuming that the question is about Omar and to lead the two members of Congress I I think first of all one has to understand what was going on in Israel and then what what was going on here. Look the bottom line to just jump ahead for moment. Steffi is that at the end of the day Israel was faced with two choices but the less bad choice we believed was letting them into the country. The worst choice was barring them from visiting Israel so wipe Israel in the end do this well. It seems to me that there are three possible reasons why the first is as some Israelis have said they had a peak at at the planned itenerary of the two members of Congress and this was not about a trip to Israel in order to meet with Israelis and see Israel and hear different perspectives Specter's this was very politicized trip that focused on sort of everything that was perceived as bad and wrong with Israel so some some would call it a propaganda exercise. The second reason that Israelis offered was there is a law that people who support B. D. S. that is boycott. Divestment and sanctions action against Israel are not going to be admitted to the country while both of these Omar into leave have supported the BS movement and the third and perhaps APPs most intriguing explanation that we're hearing from Israel is this resulted from conversations between the United States and Israel and specifically typically involving the president of the United States who was very clear in saying that he hoped that Israel would not admit them so somewhere in an among those three reasons you have the explanation nation that being said as I mentioned a moment ago from our perspective. There's also a cost here and we believe at the end of the day from our balance balance sheet that the cost of refusing them entry might be even higher than the cost of allowing them to go in their propaganda exercise. AJC put out a characteristically characterisically thoughtful statement this morning I would say and it mentioned that every country has the right to determine for itself who can and cannot enter in light of that was it unsettling to see the president of the United States kind of put his thumb on the scale and tweet this morning and rumors abound that he was kind of pressuring rushing behind the scenes prior his tweet said it would show great weakness if Israel the two representatives and was that unsettling well look first of all to your I point Let's not forget that every democratic country does reserve the right to control entry into the country so this is not the first time that any democratic country in the world has refused entry to anyone the United States under various administrations including the previous administration in which also barred entry to Michael Ben Ari who was an extremist Israeli politician that they do want to see come to the United States at the time. I was two thousand in twelve so every country does this so some of what I'm seeing. The twitter storm in the reaction is kind of over the top. It's overblown as if this were the first time in history history that any country had denied entry to anyone and pointing the finger at Israel but having said that I still believe that these two members of Congress as members of Congress and given the US Israel relationship and given all the sensitivities in the political parties et Cetera et Cetera et cetera should have been allowed in and yes is an unusual. It's quite unusual for the President United States in this case as you say to put his thumb on the scale to weigh in publicly and privately early and to ask the Israelis to to reconsider this and then what we saw was a tweet from president of following these really news which depicted the Democratic Party as being embodied by these individuals Omar into lead so you already see some of the contours not just of next month's Israeli election Shen but next year's American election. I'm still kind of grappling with all. That's happened with news. That is coming out with. You know what the implications of this may be so I I I may disavow this hypothesis at some point down the road but isn't there a way of looking at this where Israel is the victim. I I mean a month ago Prime Minister Netanyahu on Yahoo Decides to let Omar and to Leib in his ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer says without equivocation that they would be permitted entry quote wrote out of respect for the US Congress then we have pressure behind the scenes from the president. We have the tweet this morning from the president you know talk about being caught hop between a rock and a hard place right very much so Israel would say because we've had discussions with the Israelis quietly in the hours hours and days leading up to their final decision or seemingly final decision barring entry look they would say you know a month ago. We did not have a sense of their full agenda so maybe we were still a bit hopeful that their agenda would include efforts to meet with mainstream. Israelis not necessarily who agree with Benjamin intimate on Yahoo but who fall within the you know the the contours of of mainstream Israeli society but we got a peek at their plan to gender they say we got a peak at WHO's funding them and the group that's funding them as a strongly pro. Ds Movement the Israelis assert so you have those developments plus plus the president of the United States on usually weighing in very publicly and saying you know I. I don't think this is something you WanNa do Israel and who knows what what was happening privately as well now. Look again to be absolutely fair here. It's very difficult for any Israeli Prime Minister of of whatever political party to simply ignore any American president of the United States in this case is donald trump at it could be any American president if if he makes a direct pitch to you and I don't know what form the pitch took. I don't think any of us were talking. Do those who know Oh don't talk and those who talk probably don't know but if the president had state says you know either as a personal request or as part of some larger discussion about out give and take please don't do this if you're sitting at home on a couch in the United States. It's easy to kind of reject that if you're the prime minister of Israel it's a little little harder. I'm not saying therefore that I agree with the prime minister as I said I have great respect for him but I don't agree but it you know it's only when you're sitting on the couch and have have no responsibility for your actions that you can kind of dismissal of these things sure let them in to Israel. It doesn't matter what they do. It doesn't matter if they create tumult. Well sure it doesn't matter what the president the United States says the things do matter so in the real world. You have a cost benefit analysis and it's a tough call as you said. It's between clean a rock and a hard place on this one. We just came out in a different place than I was really friends in her statement. Replying to this Ilhan Omar said that trump's Muslim ban has been exported to Israel and representative Alexandro Cossio Cortez said something on the lines of you know. It's no coincidence that these are two Muslim women being banned from Israel. I saw that and I kind of thought well hold on a moment. I was in Israel two months ago on an AJC project interchange trip that included a Muslim woman by the way Muslim women of color. Do you think there's anything to these accusations that Akasa Cortez and Omar are leveling against Israel the there's a bias a gender bias religion by a race bias to to the ban. I don't not at all I think they're simply trying to play at these cards knowing that they're toxic incendiary cards and I don't even think Selfie with all due respect that one has two point two individual Muslims that one saw entering entering every single day on just about every plane headed for Israel or at any number of entry points on the ground including luding from Jordan the West Bank people of every faith including many many many Muslims are entering Israel. I mean last year alone. According to the statistics of these the public statistics. We don't know what else there is. Something like thirty or forty thousand people entered from Muslim countries to visit Israel countries that have no diplomatic relations with the state of Israel so the idea of playing this card you know associating Israel with Donald well trump and with this the Muslim ban is a is a dirty card to play to be absolutely honest a very dirty card to play you know for some it will evoke you know enthusiasm in the United States but for many I think it will frankly only undermine any case or credibility that Omar and Toledo may have have with respect to this whole issue me. Were they going in good faith or not. I don't believe they were going in good faith. I simply believe that the cost of not not letting the mentor was potentially way higher than the cost of letting the mentor engage in their political stunts and Shenanigans and letting them leave at the end of the day there are four hundred thirty thirty five members of Congress their grand total of two people that were going in this delegation to people they come just after more than seventy seven zero. Republican and Democratic Democratic members of Congress came to Israel in the largest single gathering or collective gathering of members of Congress in one week so I think Israel L. is stronger than these two people way stronger the pro Israel movement the us-israel relationship role way stronger and I don't think we should cower in fear even as they pedal. It'll these ridiculous conspiratorial theories. Here's a thought experiment to close our conversation on. Let's say representative to leaves office had reached out to you and and said David Ilan and I were going to Israel. We're GONNA spend most of our time in the West Bank but we have time to go to one place in Israel. What is the best place is to go to to get a sense of the real Israel. What would you have told them David. If that question has been posed to you well I I I would have said first of all don't limit me me too one and I would have squeezed in it even into the one sentence more than one place look. I I first of all I think from their point of view they should've asked for at least one or two meetings with mainstream. Israeli political leaders are they so afraid of hearing hearing from them are are they are they somehow going to be what poisoned quote unquote by engaging with an Israeli political leader. They can't even talk to them so so on the one hand I would have said go there on the second hand. I would have said Go-to Yada Sham and understand the Israeli psyche Jewish history and the third hand I would have said and walk the streets of Jaffa and Tel Aviv and look at not just the vibrancy the diversity of the complexity of Israel L. but also look at the Muslim citizens of Israel in some cases wearing a he job with mosques open with Friday services full everything you would see contradicts everything you've allowed yourself to believe from a distance everything the nature of government in Israel the nature of democracy crecy the nature of pluralism the nature of minority rights of the nature of racial and religious diversity. Everything contradicts what you've allowed yourself to believe leave from Minnesota and Michigan through all kinds of narratives mythologies you've heard are you afraid of exposing yourself to it. So why was there I tin are- we so restricted that they were unwilling even to expose themselves to all of these sides of Israel. I'm not saying they would come back abandoning their pro. Palestinian policies also but were they really so fearful so on the one hand Israel was fearful of allowing them in but these two were also fearful of exposing themselves to mainstream extreme Israeli society that show. It's a shame all parties. I think are guilty here but it's a shame that they won't have that opportunity. David thank you for joining us. My my pleasure Steffi thank you in and the new curriculum didn't even last until the first day of school this month special committee in California announced a new model ethnic studies curriculum for possible statewide wide adoption. The only problem was that the curriculum though it helped elevate the stories of some minorities totally ignored an erased others and even traffic trafficked in some mild antisemitism. AJC and other Jewish groups swung into action and the California Legislative Jewish caucus helped lead the charge. This group composed of the Jewish members of the California state legislature announced this week that the new curriculum would not be rolled out and a new group. We'll work to revise the finished product state. Senator Ben Allen Chair of the California Legislative Jewish caucus joins us now Senator Allen. Thank you so much for joining. Yes happy to be here so tell me how did the issues with the California ethnic studies model curriculum. I come up well. They were first brought to our attention by the folks at the San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Community Relations Council. They had been monitoring bring this issue for some time and had gotten a copy of the draft curriculum raise a whole set of concerns about what was in there and brought to our attention and we were then able to craft a response and raise the profile of some of the concerns that they had what is it about the content of the curriculum raised concerns among folks in the Jewish community well everything from the draft curriculum effectively erasing the American experience to Omitting Anti Semitism to denigrating Jews in some areas which is pretty ridiculous reinforcing some negative stereotypes against Jews to singling out Israel for condemnation there were just a number of things in there that were real concerned and this is just the stuff relating to the Jewish American community. There's a lot of focus on bigotry and hatred of all sorts of different forms mentioned in the glossary and various aspects of the curriculum. There's not a single mention of antisemitism in the Gloucester even though they have twelve different forms of hatred and bigotry he from Islam Phobia to Patriarchy Hetero Patriarchy colonialism and not a single mention of antisemitism so it's it was very problematic and we felt the need to to push back you know the Jews Caucus as a body supports the idea of ethnic studies. I think we love the vision that was articulated by advocates. You know I I have a quote here from Cynthia. Lou was one of the advocates for the bill that created the draft curriculum in the first place and she talked about how we hope that mutual understanding empathy and Rachel and cultural literacy will be the fruit this important law this is supposed to be about in our whole point at the end of the letter was it it'd be such a cruel irony if the very curriculum that is supposed to be about promoting understanding in an embassy would actually help to institutionalize the teaching of aspects of Anti Semitism to California's kids. What a crazy thing that would be yeah having no connection to the California Public School System Myself. It's kind of hard for me to wrap my head around. You know exactly what we're talking about here right. You know what what was this curriculum mm-hmm designed to be was going to be an elected was going to be something that schools would have to implement. You know what age kids are. We talking about. What students are going to come in contact with this curriculum. you know what what was the vision here well. It's a great that's a great question and it does deserve some explanation. This is a draft model curriculum so when this model model curriculum is finalized in whatever form it will be a suggestion effectively guide a guideline guidance to school districts around the state who might want to implement an ethics course so anyone who might WanNa do that would be able to turn to this as a as there's a guideline or they wouldn't be required to take this particular curriculum as their own but it is very these draft. Curricula are very influential in determining what school district to teach on the ground when they design courses for their students now here's the kicker though there is a bill making its way to the legislature that would require the teaching of ethnic studies as a graduation requirement Garmin for K. through twelve so if that were to pass then school districts would have to pull together ethnic studies curricula they teach their high school kids and this would certainly be very influential in that process is one of the reasons why when we saw this we knew the context of the bill we thought we had to get involved quickly forcefully and so what was the process by which this was designed obviously it seems like it was a flawed process but how did it happen that it went without input in put not only from the Jewish community from so many other minority communities well so they various three authors who were chosen by the covering part of education and there was an advisory committee that met with them to go over what they were producing. It turns out that one of the author is very committed to be yes and It's a tricky thing I think traditionally ethnic studies has focused on the four say four pillar groups of communities of color so our our Latino Community Africa Community Asian Pacific Islander and native American indigenous communities and not as that's traditionally been the focus of ethnic that makes study there are folks in the community said Hey. We really want to be included here. I'm one of the things we heard back from. Some of the folks of the adviser community basically said hey if you guys wanted to be included. Why didn't you speak up. Ah We didn't really know that was even an option or that was something that was being encouraged. Once we found out that that's what they were saying we we will speak up and we will certainly ask to be included. I think then folks from the Hindu Community and the Armenian community in many other communities started to realize that they needed to basically. We're being told that we all need to advocate for ourselves selves to be part of this conversation. No other state has done this before so this is all kind of new and I think it's a some extent this controversy Chrissy the result of of the growing pains of his academic discipline you know we at AJC pride ourselves on being coalition builders and you alluded to this it. Just you know make it explicit my colleagues in California actually worked and put out a joint statement in partnership with several other significant populations in California Koreans reopens Armenians Greek Americans Hindus organizations representing those communities to make clear that this is not just the Jews speaking out against this but it's it's something that really impacts a lot of people who view their stories as their minority stories. They're immigrants stories as ones that Dr or at least should be considered important to California and really to America an especially as we're in this moment where our discourse around immigration around privilege things like that is so fraught it's important to not ally the stories of the different communities that make up our beautiful patchwork not only of the state of California but of the country asshole yeah. I couldn't agree more. Let me let me take it one step further. I actually think that if we were to broaden out the curriculum to give students a better context of the long history of xenophobia and anti-immigrant sentiment it would actually help sensitize a lot of white students to the historical stoorikhel context associated with the current anti-immigrant vitriol. If more shooting understood the kinds of slurs that were launched against their own ancestors coming from Italy coming from Ireland coming from wherever else in Europe there's terrible things that were being said in the mainstream media in cartoons on it a to`real pages of respected newspapers papers and magazines about Italian immigration for example and if people were to better understand that I think they would also better understand and better contextualized the current current anti-immigrant sentiment that is being hoisted upon folks coming from Latin America or elsewhere. Actually I think that would help to create more empathy amongst white students who are maybe descendents the very same immigrants who were attacked and Ila fi just because they were coming from Ireland or Italy or elsewhere. Oh yeah you know the good news. Now is that you know announced. Ah Late this week or or in the middle of this week rather is that we're GONNA see a change in this proposed curriculum so senator Alan. Are we starting from scratch. Now you know where do we go from here. What does this this process look like. And how can you make sure as a legislator that with this success that you've achieved that the Jewish caucuses achieved that AJC and other community groups have achieved. You've that systems will be put in place to prevent this kind of thing from happening again so great question first of all. It's unclear as to what exactly will happen. I think there are those in the leadership of of this decision making process. He wants to see the whole thing scrapped in to start at a new I think there's real strong argument for doing that. Given how fundamentally flawed this curriculum is there are others who I think would say well well. Maybe we can jettison the problematic parts in and take the good parts and kind of work to to rebuild the existing curriculum so that's the debate right now that's one of the conversations at the State Board and the Iq C. which is the instructional quality commission. It's IT'S GONNA tasked with overseeing this process so we'll see how it all goes. I do think that there is a fundamental agreement. Amongst leadership that whatever happens there needs to be major changes to curriculum and and I'm you know we've been talking about the Jewish communal. There's a lot of other stuff in there that I think is going to demand scrutiny as well just before we close famously or perhaps semi famously. Maybe this is not famous at all. Maybe this is really niche US House of Representatives has no Jewish caucus our listeners in different states across across the country. Maybe kind of scratching their heads wondering whether their state assembly or Senate has a Jewish caucus or maybe they know for sure that that state does or doesn't you are the chair of the California Legislative Jewish Caucus. We're just curious. What does that mean you know. Is that a helpful body to advance Jewish Jewish concerns to perform Jewish advocacy and California. Is it a model that you would want to export to other states as well. You know what is that like well. We wanted to make sure the Jewish community had a voice at the table. We have an important piece of the California story that California Fabric Jus been vitally important part of California Culture here in California and Ju- stood alongside all sorts of communities to stand up for civil rights and for inclusion and for a truly inclusive vision for the state and that's that's been part of our heritage. It's been part of our responsibilities with regards T- couldn't alarm and so we come together as a caucus and advocated for the Jewish community you need but also advocated for the Jewish community in the broader context of of of our goals of inclusion and and pluralism. I'll give you one example right when there was the tax on the powei synagogue here in California we already done the groundwork with the governor to talk about how we needed to get some more money down the pike to help with security grants to help institutions that might be at risk of attack hardened their facility so as to be able to better protect against hate violence and by the way that's money that is going go to mosques synagogues community centers churches all sorts of different institutions that might be at risk because of hate fueled bigotry and violence so so we were able to get funding for the Museum of Tolerance the Museum of the Holocaust to kind of keep telling those stories and make sure that new generation of Californians will know what it happened in the past and have a better context to fight against bigotry in the days ahead. We're able to get some funding for some of the Jewish summer candidate burned down during the fires and by the way they also serve the broader Los Angeles and Bay area communities a lot of communities kids coming from disadvantaged backgrounds who go up to those camping able to benefit from those cancers including many many non-jewish Jewish kids we're able to get funding for Holocaust survivors and we were able to get you know a bill just passed that I carried that made it so that. Hoa's can't discriminate against against folks who want to put them up on their door and we were able to include some language to help Muslims and Hindus and Christians as well who wanted to put in obtrusive but but meaningful religious in biology on their doors so as to be able to protect their freedom of expression right now we're working with Muslim community leaders to get a prayer space at Los Angeles International National Airport in the International Terminal Bradley Terminal so that folks have faith certainly focus of Muslim faith. You have to pray five times a day but people of all faiths can have a safe place the terminal where they can pray and or or have a moment of reflection so we're looking for ways to help advance engage both causes that are important to the Jewish community committee but that also branch out just the other day we went with the Latino Caucus to visit one of the detention facilities down on the border and learn about the challenges there and learn about the incredible work that the Jewish family services are doing with the ACLU with highest and and some of the other traditional refugee resettlement organization to assist asylum seekers who've been coming over the order and learn about ways that we can work further and deeper with our friends from Latino Caucus and other members of the legislature to kind of address our our shared goals in that respect so this is there's a place for Jewish members to come together defend our community stand up for our community but also reach out to other communities and help and work and collaborate and cooperate with them to advance mutually beneficial goals well center Allan. Thank you so much for the advocacy work that you do with the caucus and your broader responsibility in the California legislature thank you for being a friend and ally JC well. I appreciate you guys a great deal and by the way we've also been working hard on issues relating to Israel trying to make sure that folks understand. There's a lot of other aspects of what happens in Israel beyond the conflict we've been working on everything from you know memorandum of understanding associated with our institutions of higher learning between Israel and the State of California and the University of California work on water and conservation efforts on energy efficiency and clean energy and green energy and there's a lot of really interesting work happening in that space that we've been very involved as well and in fact we're probably going to bring a group of legislators out there including some members of Latino Caucus. We're looking at December as possible trip so we look forward to continuing to partner with you you and making sure that we're all doing our part well. The job is never done. Thank you so much Senator Alan thank you and now it's time for our closing segment good for the Jews where each week I share one final thought about a recent development in the world and try to answer that age old question is it good for the Jews Tel Aviv on fire good for the Jews. No this is not about arson or wildfires to things that are decidedly not good for the Jews. It's about the latest cinema sensation from Israel. A film called hauled Tel Aviv on fire. The name comes from a fictional soap opera filmed in Ramallah and aired on Palestinian and Israeli television a a junior writer for the show. Salaam is stopped one day at a checkpoint on his way home to Jerusalem. A random string of events leads to him sitting down with the commander of the checkpoint. WHO's wife it turns out as a huge fan of the show thus Salaam the unsuccessful Palestinian writer secretly enlists lists OSCE the Israeli soldier who turns out to have the soul of a poet to help him write scripts for the show and hilarity and something a little darker her ensues the movie is a great watch hysterical but also empathetic and viewers will walk away having laughed and also learn something about Israel that kind of experience is always good for the Jews you can subscribe to AJC passport on Itunes or on stitcher follow although us on soundcloud or learn more at AJC dot org slash passport the views and opinions of our guests don't necessarily reflect the positions of AJC JC. We'd love to hear your views and opinions or your questions you can reach us at passport at AJC dot org if you like this podcast insure to read it and write a review to help more listeners find us. Thank you for listening. I'm your host Steffi coking. 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 Did Biden Trigger Latest Border Surge, States Ditching Mask Mandates, and Cuomo Pandemonium

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Did Biden Trigger Latest Border Surge, States Ditching Mask Mandates, and Cuomo Pandemonium

"Bill o'reilly here. Welcome to the no spin news. Wednesday march third. Two thousand twenty one stand up for your country so the tonight is turbulent southern border as i reported yesterday this is one of three issues that could topple. The biden administration and this issue is emotional. It's visible and it's going to be very very hard to keep the american people from knowing about it. Even though the corporate media we'll try to ignore it as much as possible so the biden administration has made it much easier for undocumented folks to get into the united states in a variety of ways asylum actual crossings. We saw disastrous in california. Today we'll tell you about that. But even though joe biden is president for little more than a month he has to say to the world that you can come here now. He'll deny it but it is undeniable and the numbers prove it always go back to the facts and here they are. So the united states of america made seventy eight thousand border arrests in the month of worry is the stats. We have seventy eight house. This is up from surrey. Thirty seven thousand. The previous january two thousand twenty k. So thirty seven thousand january two thousand twenty under president trump. Up to eight thousand. These are just arrests. Zoom in a lot of the people. Get over second stat right now. The border patrols arresting three thousand people a day did you think about that from brownsville to san diego three thousand people are being arrested they have to be processed. You have to deal with them to flood all right. That's an eighty six percent rise in arrests in a year children. This is the most important issue in january four thousand children unaccompanied by family members arrived in the usa. And we're taken into custody by the border patrol four thousand nine hundred percent increase from december. Can you remember the world. New joe biden in november. All right the world knew that there was going to be an administration change so right now total unaccompanied children at the border. Twenty thousand twenty thousand kids right now right this minute in january two thousand twenty. The number is twelve thousand. Eight thousand more a sixty four percent increase. What what happens to these kids well. You can't just send them back. Some adults back they gotta be tended to all right ninety seven percent of all the bets of for ninety seven percent. The office of refugee resettlement is not allowing media tour. So you can't see what i'm reporting to you because they say because a kobe but that's not the real reason i mean photographers and reporters go in. There heavily massed stay away from the kids and actually see what's going on. They don't want to see they. Being the biden administration which controls access to the migrants who are under detention now in california yesterday. Thirteen people were killed when a van was smashed into by a big rig truck okay with twenty-five undocumented aliens in that van twenty five thirteen now debt the truck driver. Sixty eight year old joe. Beltran from central california is in the hospital. The driver of the van a mexican national is that now they were able to get across and the van with the twenty five dollars documents because it was a breach in the wall okay. According to the border patrol the wall was breached then came in with the twenty five people. Thirteen of whom are now debt. Now what i said yesterday. This is a very dangerous deadly situation. At the border you have the cartels controlling the smuggling of people the cartels was. Shoot you in a blink of an eye. they'll rape you. They'll take all your money. They'll do whatever they wanna do to you. If you're a migrant 'cause you're powerless if you're a child you can imagine the strategy now is if you can get the undocumented child onto us soil. The biden administration will allow the entire family to come so the strategy is the cartels charge. The father whoever may be five six thousand dollars. They look will get little jose to the usa. He'll be then processed and then you'll be able to come over to care for him. That's the biden policy. That's why you seeing this flood of children who are unaccompanied. This is all organized. You have to understand this. This is organized by the most vicious crime gangs on the planet. Okay so i want to bring a guy who has studied this And has had a lot of say in how president trump handled the southern border. His name is stephen miller. He was a house. Senior adviser to president trump comes to us from washington d. c. Now you know a lot more about this than i do. Stephen and i don't say that very much to guests on this program. I'm a know it all right. I never say you know. More than i do in a serious manner but you do. Am i making any mistakes in my initial report. Taj on this subject to set you up. No you perfectly so the industry is get the kids here. Get the asylum seekers here because if we didn't even go over that but if you get american soil and you say i want silom they're going to keep you here give you eleven hundred dollars. You can go anywhere. You want in the united states for three or four years until your cases hurt correct exactly when we came into the white house and twenty seventeen in january. We inherited a system that colloquially was known as catch and release term. everybody's heard the term that i use quite frequently because it's a very accurate term to describe what happens you show up at the border apprehended your processed. There is maybe fingerprints. That are taken a cursory interview that has done. And then you released pending a future hearings and the result of that of course is the smuggling organizations are able to sell transport. United states very reliably. They'll say give us five thousand six thousand dollars. We'll get you to the us border and within a week you'll be in chicago. Los angeles new york city somewhere else wherever you want to go. Louisville doesn't matter and that is very lucrative for the organizations that are wreaking havoc not just in mexico but also throughout the western hemisphere and certainly in the northern triangle. Okay we the children. This is a relatively new thing to get the children here so that their families can follow. How did you guys deal with that yet. So great question. So we begin putting in place policies that effectively said if you arrive with children instead of being released. You're going to be detained and return either to home or to mexico to wait for your hearing day. Another policy put into place with said if you want to apply for asylum you'll have to apply in a different country so if you're from guatemala and you want to apply for asylum you'll have to apply in honduras or all salvador. These policies effectively ended catch and release in other words instead of coming into netted states requesting asylum. Getting a hearing date in two or three years. We presented you with a menu of different options. We said you can go to mexico and apply for asylum from there be. You can go back to your home country or see you can request asylum in a different safe country. Those with the policies that the by administration got rid of in the first four weeks. So that's the reason why you're seeing the surge this flood because they've suspended the policy of resettling asylum seekers in alternate countries. They're now being released into the united states and they're hearing dates will be years from now and they're unlikely to ever participate in those. Here's right and there's one point. Four million cases pending now. That'll double i think the next twelve months to about three million cases pending which will take six years. Now why why does president biden want this policy. Why so. i think there's a few different things going on here over the last five or six years. We've seen the democrat party switch from being soft on immigration to embracing a total philosophy of open borders. And there's no other way to put it in the sense that if you show but the united states illegally and simply say magic sentence you simply say i wanted the silom hearing and you'd get released. How's that different from an open border. That's what the definition of an open border is. And we've seen that evolution happen really. I would say probably since two thousand thirteen until today when we saw the first surge of of young migrants if you remember back to twenty thirteen two thousand fourteen and instead of coming with the plan to reunite them in their home countries. The obama administration just had one hundred percent resettlement policy since then. The left has really taken over the democratic party and they've adopted a position of completely open borders. I think the reason for that is because the left the democrats legal immigration ultimately is good for them because they assume that most of the immigrants who either a get amnesty at some point in time or be they have children will shift the politics of the country further to the left. I think they also believe that. Having any a sort of a captive low-wage class is also probably good for democrat policy priorities versus having a larger more robust middle-class. Which i think they think is probably better for republicans. I'll make one other point on this. Which is that. In addition to that hardcore leftist attitude has taken over the democrat party on this issue. I think there's also some extraordinary reckless pay on the part of some in the biden administration. Were they were probably so foolish that they actually believed they could dismantled trump's policies and that nothing would happen. They actually believed that could get rid of our board security measures and the flood wouldn't come. They could somehow charm the way out of it. I don't think so a deadly mistake. I don't think they're that stupid but joe biden himself. There's a mystery right. He goes you know he is a radical leftist however he surrendered totally to them any theories as to why yes so. That is the question right. So is biden being totally completely controlled by the radical left inside of his own party or is this a case in which he is just hopelessly completely naive or both. My suspicion is that biden has always been a weathervane. The democratic party so whatever was popular or a it within his party over his career. He's been four so when the democrat party had a brief period where they were tough on crime and biden said things were tough on crime and when he ran for president in the most recent cycle and the democrat policy was let everybody out of jail and the tough on police thoughts on criminals that became his new position. So i think he said you know what the democrats are not open borders party. And i'm just going to go along with that. I think that he probably did not appreciate just how disastrous consequences of would be. I think the people who are working underneath him. This is their goal. Let's be very clear. The mass entrance and release of criminal aliens and illegal aliens that are happening now but both the ice and border patrol policy. Changes is the goal. So they're accomplishing. What they wanted to backlash on them. You wait and see. I know it will final question your administration. The trump administration was criticized for keeping kids in cages. The far left press made a big deal out of that. It was pointed out the policy. Wasn't that much different than that. Of president obama. The children were put in certain facilities. They weren't cages. But do you think that the same policies are under president biden or of the kids. Do they have better facilities now when they come over here. They had the bit better facilities when we were in charge of the trump facilities. Were far better than the obama facilities. This has been one of the most execrable horrible lies that have been told over and over again under the theory that if you lie enough people will accept it. there were never kids putting cages. Under the trump administration the obama administration in ritual facilities built partitions to separate say a forty-five year old criminal alien from honduras from say an eleven year. Old girl traveling alone from guatemala. They built the partitions for the safety of everybody involved. We inherited that and then we built nicer facilities that we then handed off to the violin. Ministration which are now of course overflowing because they've suspended most removals all right. It's a grim picture. Stephen grim but i think that a year from now and we have this on tape. Of course the american people are going to be absolutely apocalyptic about how president biden is dealing with us. We appreciate your time very much tonight. Thank stephen miller washington. Did you know that. A third of americans suffer from nausea. Nothing ruins and otherwise fun. Time like nausea. Especially when you just can't shake it. That's why i rely on relief. Band relief. Band is one hundred per cent drug free and the number one. Fda cleared anti nausea wristband is clinically proven to quickly relieve and prevent nausea plus. No side effects developed specifically for hospital patients. 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The interesting thing about this is that businesses in texas and mississippi can still say you can't come in without a mask. They still have the authority to do that. Individuals businesses cat but there's no mandate on a part of the state government now. Is that a smart thing to do economically. It is but i would have been much stronger. Had i been governor abbott and the governor mississippi by saying look. We're doing this because we know how many people are suffering and we want to alleviate that suffering but please wear masks if you're in a crowd and social distance because yes vaccines coming but we don't want a flood of new covid cases which will happen in texas mississippi. Mark my words it will happen now by may president and biden says everybody will have the facts i want. Let's hope so because that's what will really diminish this stuff but is a really interesting wrinkle. So after the announcement in texas the governor of california who's about to be recalled because he's shut down his state leading to unbelievable suffering and the people of california had enough of him gavin newsom. He says that texan. Mississippi policies are absolutely reckless. That's a quote absolutely reckless. So why would gavin. Newsom be commenting on what's happening in texas mississippi. Why california which is still locked down. It's because if those policies are successful doing away with the mask mandate and opening up everything. Newsom looks like a boob. Because he's not going to do that. He's gonna keep it. Shut down not totally but as much as possible and the schools in la. The teacher's union saying we're not going back. We don't care who orders us to do what we're not going back and the reason we're not going to go back is because of racism rotate. If you condition funding on the reopening of schools that money will only go to why and wealthier schools that do not have the transmission rates that low income black and brown communities do. This is a recipe for propagating structural racism. And it is deeply unfair to the students we serve and so we're not going back. We're not going. So if you are in southern california oregon part california and you're not sending your kid to private school and you have the money to do that your crease because the racism charges now going to be used in everything california's the most liberal state in the union by far all right and the money that they spend on minority schools. It's through the roof so this woman sits there goes well covert if we open and go back to school. Then there's gonna be a tie in and it's not going to be fair. It's going to be racism. And all that i mean you just looking at it. Go if that's true then the state of california's racist because they're the ones that supervising the minority school districts right so we're going to deny every kid in california public school education face to face teachers. We're going to deny that because some fantastical racism accusation. That doesn't make any sense whatsoever. So anyway california deeply deeply troubled state joe biden really say much about and mississippi opening. Here's spokesperson jen. Psaki shows President's gonna follow the science how many times we heard that. I think it's up to about thirty five thousand times. Now okay good. I'm glad you following the science. I don't know what that means. It's a bunch of bs. What do you think about texas and mississippi. Opening up mr president. What good that. what forget it. Forget it now. Why does the left. Wanna keep everything. Shut down. Isn't that the key question here. Why it's never been defined. There is a paper. I can show you or an opinion piece that i can show you. Why the progressive left wants to keep the country shutdown. Now they'll say well because we want we don't want you get kofi. We don't want the kids to get covid. Anybody get cove it. It's all about us being humane. It's us we care so much about you o'reilly and your family and everybody else. We just don't want any chance of getting to you so we're going to shut everything down and the teachers aren't showing them now. The collateral damage of that is way more than getting covert. Unless you're an older person with a precondition but you can't debate. It is the real reason. In my opinion. i can't back it up. But in my opinion okay. The progressive forces in this country one a strong central government in washington and each state capital run by progressives far left people. They want the government to tell americans what to do. When to do it how much they can have how much they have to give to the government. They want to control our lives. Top to bottom one way to control is to have the power. Whether it'd be the president or the governor telling you when you can open your business how many people you can have in there. They want to establish that control. Colbert has given them the opportunity to establish central government control. Which is the key to socialism. There is an any country ever. That's been a hardcore socialist government that hasn't had totalitarians running and that means removing free speech descent. All of that. That's what i think is going on here again. I can't prove it another crazy. Liberal state is new york so governor. Andrew cuomo had a press conference today. I one in a long time and the most serious allegation against the governor is having to do with misbehavior and women. It has to do with him covering up an executive order. He signed that allowed senior citizens with kovin added to go into nursing homes where they lived and spread it to everybody else. Cuomo did that. it's almost inconceivable. But he did it and then he tried to cover it up and his own people admit it so they're not allegations is basically on the record that he did it so now. The justice department is in investigating now. Will anything happen to andrew. Cuomo under merrick garland a new attorney. General probably not probably not the state of new york also investigating it. That's a little more shaky for cuomo because letitia james the attorney general wants to be governor wants to take place so she's got an agenda to get it but cuomo himself. Okay the misconduct stuff. He's going to get by that because there's no recall here. You know to impeach him. They're not gonna do that. he'll probably get by that. He knows he will and so today he said this. I never touched anyone inappropriately. I never touched anyone in appropriately. I never knew at the time that i was making anyone feel uncomfortable. I never knew. At the time. I was making anyone feel uncomfortable and i certainly never ever meant to offend anyone or hurt anyone or cause anyone any pain and i've learned an important lesson. I'm sorry i'm sorry for whatever pain. I caused anyone. I never intended it and i will be the better for this experience. Thank you okay. So they'll be more misconduct. That's the way this works. Okay because there are people who want cuomo out the progressive left doesn't want him as governor because he's not looney left enough for them. The ocasio cortez is the blasios. They want him out so believe me. They're looking for other people to accuse him of misconduct. Okay so don't be surprised. If that comes he'll get by that. But i don't think he can run against so he's in. His third term is a poll taken by harvard harris And it said let's see the poll says do you think andrew cuomo conceal the true numbers of deaths in nursing homes. Yes seventy one percent no twenty nine percent. So how could you run. If the folks of new york think that seventy one percent things you lied about it so you know and the legislature is gonna strip cuomo of emergency powers and code and then another poll emerson college asks the election for governor held. Today would you re elect governor cuomo for a fourth term. Okay sixty four percent. Say no so think he's done but i don't think they're going to boot so he's got year and a half left lou. Two years almost two years left so cuomo. He's not through yet. But the state of new york is a shambles. Absolute shambles boy. Ba- glad you don't live here be glad you don't live in california and i'm a new yorker my whole life. I lived all over the country. But this is my home and california's the most beautiful state i think in the union and both states are destroyed by the progressive left period. Okay here's a very interesting thing. No one will report but me which is why you are here. So there is a center for the study of partisanship and ideology. It is based in great britain. A man named eric. Coffman is a member of this center. He did a study on conservatives on college. Campion campuses both in the usa and britain and canada. So here's what. He found out one in three conservative. Academics and graduate students have been disciplined or threatened because of their beliefs. One in three all right four in ten american academics say they would not hire a known trump supporter for a job. Forty percent seventy five percent of american and british conservative academics in social sciences and humanities say the departments offer a hostile climate for conservatives. Seventy five percent okay. And so the conclusions of the study. Is this quote at this point. Only a proactive approach can work such as the policies recently announced in britain in which public universities ought to be audited and potentially fine for academic freedom violations each year by the government in the us state or federal authorities must regulate public universities to ensure they protect the first amendment rights of staff pursuits and don't discriminate against political minorities that would be conservatives unless reforms company outside the academy universities will continue to be monocultures which serve ideas are not given a fair hearing unquote now under president biden and democratic congress. The government will not do anything about the fascism on college campuses but the republicans gained power. They could do what. Mr kaufman recommends audit to see. If students and faculty of conservative beliefs are being punished on colleges and if so fine the colleges like they are in great brit. Find them big time. That's what has to happen. Case in point saint joseph's college philadelphia so as a conservative math. Professor who's against reparations already has been suspended with pay because he tweeted this quote. Suppose you're great-great-grandfather murdered someone. The victims great great grandson knocks on your door shows you the newspaper clipping from nineteen five and demands compensation from you your response get this racist reparation s out of your head for good unquote. The guys toast because at colleges suspended because of that tweet the sentencing project. You know what that is. So it's a group advocacy group. That wants more lenient treatment for prisoners convicts people in even killers murders so. The study says two thirds of prisoners serving life sentences in america are people of color. Two hundred thousand people are serving life. Two thirds of them are people of color according to a study by the sentencing project. But here's what the sentencing project leaves up. Sixty percent of all american homicides are committed by african americans sixty percent. African americans comprise thirteen percent of population. So yeah yeah. If sixty percent of all the murders are being committed by a group that group is going to have life sentences out of abortion. But you would know that by reading the sentencing project report. Would you go searching project. Urges reforms voting rights for inmates commuted sentences for in populations at the federal level. Most vulnerable to the corona virus abolishing life without parole sentences. So that if you're a serial killer if you kill fifty people. The sentencing project does not want you to get life without parole limiting sentences to twenty years except in rare cases. So if you kill your wife your husband your twenty years now like this is the far life. This is what the progressive movement wants. There are forty two percent of people serving life for drug trafficking. These are the top of the line cartel people. these are the mafioso chieftains who import tons of heroin cocaine methamphetamine and they should serve life now. I told you about the cable. Tv industry fallen apart. Okay all right now. Back it up with facts. So as i know many of you do watch cable tv so msnbc and cnn in february this february just a few days ago their ratings were higher this year than last because of the new incoming biden administration but in the past ten days cnn and msnbc have crashed. We will see that number in april. Okay now they came out with the february numbers. And i thought fox news is pretty interesting so when i was at fox we were dominant number one. Every show everywhere wasn't even close. It was a challenge on any level anywhere for sixteen years. Took us four years to get there and then we held it now. Total day viewers. Fnc february two thousand and twenty one down thirty two percent from year that's because donald trump isn't their prime time viewers down thirty percent the twenty five to fifty four demel in prime time which is what they set their ad rates at down. Thirty eight percent to catastrophe. And i knew it was gonna happen because donald trump was the star of all cable news for five years and now he's not there and so they were so dependent on him. What do they do now. People don't care about andrew cuomo so that you like to know that this day in history march third. Nineteen hundred one. The star spangled banner became the official. Us national anthem. Herbert hoover the immortal. Herbert ninety years ago signed an order. Congressional act they called it back then. Making the star spangled banner the official anthem. Okay francis scott. Key wrote a poem on september fourteenth eighteen fourteen. All right there is key and then they put it to and then it became the anthem. Now they want to boot the anthem. Because key was a slave holder and not only that is district attorney for the city of washington from eighteen. Thirty three to eighteen forty key defended. Slavery defended so because ki did that. They want to knock out the national anthem. So i don't really know why we have to knock out a song because the guy who wrote the song is bad. What do we have to do that. So i hope we don't but they want to the progressive left could mail segment final. Thought that. I think you're gonna wanna hear because life is complicated. We can make your life less complicated as coming up in a moment on the jordan harbinger. Show you'll hear amazing stories from people that have lived them including kademi award winner. Matthew mcconaughey check out this preview of the jordan harbinger show. Did you just kind of like walk down and get a coffee one day. And everyone's like oh hey see here regularly and then the next time it was like that's the guy from a time to kill. It wasn't coffee. It was a tuna sandwich and in burdens. I mean it went from four hundred people in the prominent 395 minding their own business. Five of them looking at me to three hundred ninety five staring at me. Five were the world became a mirror. Notice right there immediately. Oh i don't meet strangers. Who am i. When i told i can be you ever want to be and i was twenty three twenty four. You can engineer green lights for your future by the choices and responsibilities. You take today. They can give you more freedom tomorrow but don't do the work you don't get free for more including how matthew mcconaughey makes life altering career decisions checkout episode four fifty five of the jordan harbinger show to the mail on the message board. Lisa concierge remember we're gonna talk about concierge and a moment bill. I would really like to know who they are decide to cancel. Anybody is an organization individual. How can they be this. Powerful social media pipeline gates there are social media groups and they pick out a target and a flood the zone with kansas person then the corporate media picks that up in some cases not all but some they drive the narrative then if the person's in the public arena they try to boycott the sponsors. So it's a it's a very well. Organized process is not one person in charge the whole bunch of progressive groups. That do this now. Is on hannity radio program today talking about this and i told china's in any of that on the right even the far right doesn't do that in an organized way. All coming from the left cancelled culture. I along with you and your guests don't know anyone who supports the cancel culture. However i do know several far zealots that applaud when some person is cancelled that they don't like that's that's approving if you are happy. Somebody's being canceled particularly. If that's not fair then you're part of it you support it. 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Brownie Batter as a Meal

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Brownie Batter as a Meal

"You know Weren't for the Cobra today would be the final day of COMECON in San Diego. which brings in a hundred and fifty million dollars in that week to the economy, a lot of businesses make ninety percent of their money. This month from COMECON. Like in the gas lamp in those areas and everything like that and none of that's happening, and what is happening? The Convention Center Homeless People Are Living in there and smoking out back. at taxpayer expense great not spread the virus, but man. How much money is that to not get spread around? Well, he'll layers and layers and layers of the economic costs of this thing are amazing. I'm not arguing against canceling. I think you had to put. A lot of money need to get to the fabulous stuff that micro row to the other day it's it's really really good about the vet and how he's dealing with it and what he's thinking about it. also what counts is food, and what doesn't for have in your restaurant or Bar Open? They've got changing rules. California food and police Sir covering themselves in embarrassment, so we would like every person woman man camera and TV to stay tuned for all that on the way but I. we've got to take a fond look back at the week. That was we call a cow clips of the week. Yup. And if I forgot female holder pants down and his urinating in A. And I, take my kids take him I said. Please take my children. Daughter out of the house my Gosh. We, both have a lot of opinions about people of Color, even though we barely know any colored people, but as long as classifying them. Console which you can talk. To his friend. And got all the information meese for Everyday Life Bank statements. Buddy you wish, said a coked up alligator on a Jetski. China has now taken its place alongside Russia Iran and North Korea in that Shameful Club of nations that provide a safe haven for cybercriminals in exchange for those criminals being on call for the benefit of the state. There's an eighty percent increase in rooting for the sharks during Shark Week Hey seventy five percent increase in board game related stabbings. Then grab a beer from your fridge and rip up a twenty dollar bill and finally cover your bathroom in another man's urine. Now that's baseball. I cannot apologize for my passion. It was a guy that bought the worst seat. That would have gotten that souvenir. That souvenir may sit there for another eight a fast. One of the clips in there was that absolutely devastatingly great video about how racists and woke? People agree on everything that's at and Getty Dot Com. It's terrific also at A. N. G. DOT, com and I've been trying to get better at plugging this. You can download the podcast, but Ang swag t shirts, some really funny t shirts and coffee mugs, hoodies, and all sorts of stuff, and you know I'm not GonNa, wind or anything, but we've had. The whole Cova things hit the radio business hard. And Dumb and the the Swag Jacket I. Don't keep a dime that it's going to pay the fellas so anyway to to make sure you know. Everybody can make rent so anyway. Thinking funny this the Armstrong and Getty Dot, com. This is a funny text. Our text line is four, one, five, two, nine, five K FTC I'm fast. Approaching eight hundred signatures to remove the derogatory term cracker from all products and replace it with non offensive verbiage, such as wholesome baked X.. Please ask your listeners support this petition I'm I'm fully on board. I'll donate I'll March I'll smash windows. Oh, that reminds me old historic theater near where I live got other. Their windows smashed out. By the militant Marxists. Because eggs, our message because it exists because they want to smash stuff. No this theater at guarantee, it's run by liberals of course. Oh my God, but it's not about liberals. It's about Marxists and anarchists. Speaking of which sanity is prevailed George, Washington University. I'm just I'm stunned. The college confirmed this week. It's pulled from its anti-racism resource guide. A book that claims conservatism is synonymous with racism. The Schools Office for diversity equity and community engagements slow. Solidarity Resource Syllabus? bub-bubba originally listed one hundred and twenty six adjusted readings, including a book, called conservatism and racism, and why in America, they are the same. It's a are. You're kidding. Rate we've been talking about. The breakdown is is age related to a certain extent under a certain age has a different compl completely different view of. What liberal means than than above and Matt Taibbi in his latest piece in rolling stone talks about how Barak Obama came out and did he give a speech or write something whichever it was about cancer culture, and how that's a bad idea, and that sort of thing, right and then a young columnists in the new. York Times basically, said okay, boomer to Barack Obama. Columnists and wrote about how Barack Obama's wrong barack. Obama is on the wrong side. And he was the hero of America just a couple of years ago. Obama unlike like last week, but he is you know he's in his. You're wrong and here's why right to the young op ED. People in the New York Times. And you know. And it, it just troubles me so much that like nakedly progressive radio. This morning was referring to the. Violent, militant Marxists trying to burn things down as People protesting police brutality, and in favor of civil rights. and. It is really really important that America starts to understand the difference, and that's one of the reasons I was so annoyed by the baseball thing. The baseball thing nice description show. Did then you don't do this for living a baseball. Sorry, I just sometimes I forget that people don't listen to the whole show. We've talked a fair amount about the opening. Night of baseball was full of anxious and obnoxious. Politically correct pandering kneeling and bonehead managers, talking about Social Justice during in game interviews, even though they have no idea what they're talking about and just. It. It's really important that people understand. What you think this is is not what they think. This is what the protesters in the hard core trying to accomplish has nothing to do with what you think. 'cause you're thinking looks about equal rights, right? This is about you know no police brutality. This is about Fair treatment for people of all races. No, no, it's not. It's about tearing down. The country and installing new Marxist. I'm not some sort of PARANOIAC this. This is what they say. That's what made me so crazy about NPR's. Why are you describing? The protesters aims like that when they are more than delighted to describe it themselves and they have in your ignoring it. Part of it is because you know NPR types want desperately to get trump. And they figure all right, if there's violence and chaos and ugliness, it's more likely to get trump out, so I'm not GonNa call the anarchist on being anarchists, but you know that makes you a liar and a coward your content with that live your life. Another good taxed a new mask I for me. This morning I had to wear a mask in my own home for the refrigerator repairman. Come in. I didn't know that was the thing. Yeah, they will not come in your home and fix your refrigerator unless you put on a mask in your house on. I suppose you could say I'm not gonNA. Wear masks, but they say well then I'm not gonNA. Fix your refrigerator sure there yet. Right? Sure absolutely. I'll, be darned. Fixed washing machines. Affixed all sorts of stuff, but I've never really attempted. A fridge depends on what you're fixing. Ice Maker of known many adjustments repairs. The ice maker of done that, but like if the compressor goes out and stuff like that I did that, I did that not that long ago and it was. Yup I get that last year and it was I ordered it online actually was gonNA pay a bunch and the guy. Luckily this place I go. They WANNA point They said he the Guy said look were busy. I can't get to you, but it's super simple. Look under there. Get the number order it. And so I I got a youtube video. Anything you WANNA do is on Youtube love. I ordered the right piece it came. I unplugged it. I plugged it in, and I thought I would have paid a hundred. How many people pay hundred and fifty two hundred bucks for that Yep and don't know? The hardest part of the job was taken all the food out, so you can reach a lot of DIY projects. Are that easy. Some are a little challenging the first time you do them, but you can do them. Yeah, I mean there are. There are certainly few things that you need a plumber electrician, or whatever for, but there are a hell of a lot. You do heart surgery all right well, number one. You do it on yourself in the mirror. Everything's backwards. You know liable the take out your. Left ventricle. It's my right bedroom. Backward. Boy, you know a new survey. Adults say summer loses its magic as you get older now when you still is utilized, i. Shot my summers, not as a as you get older. Maybe we'll get to that later this hour forces. You adults need magic. Did this poll? I would pull summer magical all of them tell you what this is the now. I'm not even going to do it. We've sad melancholy. I'm going to steer clear of that we. We have promised five pounds of show. We got three pound bag left. We'd better get to it. The Armstrong and getty show. Dahlan way. Away? Might Be Come. I. Don't get just jacket for them to. Know. Hudson very four Akron coach. I don't care you just say it's good. Man I'm desperate as shit now you need to have better standards. People are watching. That's Hilarious That needs a description. So, this is a girl filming as as kids do filming herself for the performing a song I don't as long as you love me is that he earned song? Probably for know viral tick, tock or twitter something like that, and just the dad off camera just starts roast dinner, and it's great roasting the lyrics of the song. Yeah, everything's fine as long as you love me. He's like guy shows up in a Chinchilla coat. We're fine. We're good. Come on. Better standards. Anything goes anything at all as long as he has on a hurt again. It's hard to understand the guy combination of the this is who is Sean. We posted at Armstrong and getty dot com one idea. Economics show a tall. Rolled Yeah Armstrong and getty dot. That is funny though. Hanson these the link. Give it five minutes. It'll be. More standards. That's funny yeah. Yeah anybody taking the lure of a love song seriously is a fool with a few exceptions notable exception. There are some great love songs. They're mostly stupid. Maybe I'll do. I'll talk about that in my blog. I have no blog. Micro does a bit of blogging. You know from dirty jobs Cetera, longtime friend of the Armstrong and getty show. He got criticism on the old facebook from some woman named Darlene row to in recent posts. You've been busy. You say you've been to Tennessee Georgia giving speeches and film filming for your. New Show for that. You're on the road shooting for dirty jobs. Is it really so important? A Film Television Show in the midst of a pandemic. Irresponsible of you to encourage this kind of behavior when infection rates are spiking, don't you watch the news more and more cases every day? Aren't you concerned? Well Mike responded. Brilliantly. As he often does of course, I'm concerned. He wrote. I'm just not petrified. And then he linked to an interview at Dr, Michael Ulster Home WHO's Act I do not know but Mike says Dr Roster homes the Director of Infection Infectious Disease Research and policy. This is the same epidemiologist who ten years ago predicted corona virus would come from China and turn our country upside down in his book deadliest enemies, he described the utterly irresponsible way in which the media would report on the situation, the completely opportunistic and shameless way our political leaders would likely react the unprecedented chaos and confusion that would arise from the mixed. Mixed messages from the medical community sounds like a great book. You knows nothing row continued. He noted that. Ulster homes scored the only expert I know of who hasn't fought back. Numbers reconsidered his position or move the goalpost with regard for what we must do what we can do and what he expects to happen next. I say all of this. Because Dr Ulster home also predicted that we could easily see one hundred million cova cases in this country with a very strong possibility of four hundred eighty thousand fatalities, even if we successfully flat the curve. And then Mike explained that he'd accepted the four hundred eighty thousand dollar fatalities prediction, and quickly navigated the four stages of grief that usually proceed acceptance, denial, anger, bargaining, and depression since then I've had full three full months to come to terms with the fact that I am probably going to get covert at some point and be I am almost certainly going to survive it and see I might very well give it to someone else. I'm also very concerned from my parents and everyone else in a high risk category, but when Doctor Roster home says that Cova can be slowed, but not stopped. I believe him when he says the vaccine. Vaccine will not necessarily hasten herd immunity. I believe him, and when he says that flattening the curve and eliminating the virus have nothing to do with each other I believe him. He concluded with the steps. He's taken so far which are all the reasonable things he gets tested where he gets test, I don't know, but if I can't distance where masks, especially around high risk, people, Etcetera Etcetera, anyway, Darlene. That's a long way of saying that I've accepted doctoral stir homes numbers, and now after three months of acceptance I've made a decision on how I wished to live my life. Sooner or later, you will, too. We all will. That is correct. I think that's a great way of looking at it I'm concerned, but I'm not paralyzed made a rational. Set of conclusions about risk about cost of various strategies, and what is best for me and mine as opposed to being barked at by some EGO MANIACAL GOVERNOR Speaking of marrying the best decisions for you, an ego, maniacal governor's got this text. My husband and I have four kids in the California public, school, system high school middle, school and elementary, they were all so devastated about our schools, not opening that we made the decision to move to Utah for the school. Year is really drastic for us, but we felt that we couldn't sit by anymore. And let Gavin newsom decide what is best for our family. Rights insane that parents are being given the option to decide for themselves what they feel comfortable with. It is, it's a as you put it earlier. It is a serious failure of democracy. When you have overwhelming numbers say we've got open the schools. Some folks say with with little change. Some folks say with a lot of change and a lot of safety procedures, but the numbers on. Open schools are overwhelmingly. Yes, and yet because the unions run a lot of the state capitals. Public support and the support of doctors and a lot of policymakers, so yeah, yeah. The association's are saying open the schools, but we can't get it done because those who hold political power getting paid off to you know dance to the tune of certain special interests. Has Summer lost its magic among other things to discuss. Armstrong and getty. The Armstrong and getty show. Bench off issue. The challenged Joe Biden you go. Person Woman Man. Camera TV. They say. That's amazing. How did you do that? Do Chris I have. A good memory because I'm. cognitively there. Joe Joshi take. Test America is in for the worst debates in History Person Woman Man Camera TV. Railroad Scranton Karn Pop Rock Obama, come on Jack. Scranton Corn Bob Brock Obama. That's funny. We're talking to JEN earlier. And he agreed with my belief that I don't think Joe by needs to come out and answer any question and press conferences. I think he just rides this clear to election, day Says you want trump again or not, and that's what he's basically says I. You know even if I were going to equivalent, just be that he can ride it as long as possible longer than it's ever been written before you're comparing it to trump's taxes made a lot of sense to me. In terms of this is something that used to happen all the time, but turns out you can not do it and sure and be just fine. Although the taxes things started with Nixon right. That when it started. If first time I think so yeah. I mean it's not like. It's been happening since Serafin eighty nine. Since then had released their taxes initial, and it was seen as something you had to do, and trump's not right, and I think Biden can just I don't think he'd WanNa. Say it out loud. You wouldn't want to draw attention to it if you're Joe Biden, but you don't have press conferences. If, it were a Republican doing that the media would there be a little. There'd be a number in the corner on MSNBC Right now day, Ninety eight of candidate acts for the Republicans, not having a press conference he now he's got the cover from the media, so he doesn't have to worry about. Yeah, the comparison is a good one except that not releasing your taxes arguably defensible, not talking. Is a very very strange way to run for press or not answering any equating, pull off, not debating because I think I would do that to say look, he lies so much there'd be. No way could have a decent debate, so that's why I'm not debating I think that give you cover with your own people. Rusty country would hate you for, but they're not gonNa vote for you anyway I guarantee. They're doing internal polling right now. The trump I'm sorry, the Biden campaign is asking people. What would you think if he didn't debate or? Or, do a little spin polling b-uh running it up the flagpole like you said. Since the president lies all the time in the debate would be nothing but refuting his lies. do you think joe? Biden should debate and if they get the number they're looking for. They will not debate. Candidates regularly say things that aren't true and debates always have always will but right. I was reminded that Pretty Pretty Gavin. newsom refused the governor California refused to debate his opponent in the last. Go Round and I believe. I don't think old man Jerry Brown debated Neil Cash. Caray, who would've been a fabulous governor I don't think he did but I prepare to be standing to stand corrected. I don't I. Don't remember specifically. But that's an incumbent, not wanting to debate an opponent. That's generally the case. The WHO? Wants to debate the opponent in the case Jerry Brown. Yeah not to not newsom. Although, he's the Democrat, so he practically is the incumbent, even as he runs for his first term. The idea of the the challenger to the president now not wanting to debate his interesting. Yeah, yeah, well, the the everybody knows his his biggest liability. Maybe his only liability like really damaging liability that could change things is if he comes off his just mentally, not capable of being president. Yeah, which he could and everybody knows he could right. I mean. I anyway. We hold these truths to be the deal. You know the thing. Almoner, did we? You know the thing? For the kids. You know you do that thing radio. turntable I saw Venezuela by lately where he talked about. If the debates do what strategy would be. Warren Cracker. And BINGO. Missed that clip. It's been a while. Joe Adults say summer loses its magic as you get older, no kidding. Sorry to loss week. I think this is hilarious knows presented like seriously. Two thirds of Americans believe summer loses its magic as they get older things that get in the way of fun of summer as an adult grown up responsibilities and having job. What are we? What is this? Yes, it does the whole I gotta pay. The bills and work really does take the fun out of summer compared to when I was like twelve. Coming up it hurts to step on a nail and have it. Go clear through your. What what else are we? GonNa do putting your hand on a stove burner. I think that's funny. You can run faster at twenty year old and an eight year old. The average person says fourteen is the age. They had the best summer of their lives. Close as I recall fourteen. I really really really wanted to be smooching the girl. fifteen I was so. Definitely fifteen sixteen seventeen good times. The future lay ahead of me. All these possibilities. GOOD SHAPE! It's working, but in mind because I had the money to throw around. Cute girlfriend, please. My physical ailments included nothing. Everything worked. The average person says having five adventures makes a summer memorable Yes, five is the number of adventures you need to have five adventures is this? Is this like written originally in Chinese or what verbiage is so odd? Vianna. Fought a bear. Covered that. Sunken Treasure! See then there was my solo sailing trip to Australia that was an adventure circumnavigated the globe myself. Oh. And then I, contacted that previously unconnected tribe in the Amazon. Yes, five there they are. You kidding. I got some good friends a girlfriend. We snuck some beers. Perfect, that is the perfect outcome for an evening. Five adventures if I get my clothes out of the dryer consecutively five times. When it's done! I consider that a memorable. Yeah. I I've talked about this many times before I can remember the first time it hit me that. Summers were never going to be the same again looking out the window at work working at at and T., and Lee's summit murdering, and it did turn summertime and I. Just I fertilize. Nothing's going to change because it's summer now now. Same crap hotter outside a couple of jobs and I'm going to keep doing. Nothing is going to be any different at all. And it was just devastating to me at the time and I and I thought in. It's still a little bit. I. Thought Because I was looking around me everybody there was older than me and they were okay they weren't looking at the window devastated as I was and I thought. You get used to. It used to this and think it's OK. Probably Yeah, and that is true to a certain extent. You get used to it and think it's okay. What's the alternative is nonsense misery? Yeah, there is no turned dwelling on. It is not a good. And then there's the other end of the spectrum. I think it was. I'm trying to remember because I can picture where I was about four years ago I think it was October it was the first. Notably cool evening and I threw on a Hoodie or whatever and I realized Oh, my Gosh and other summer has gone. Yeah Yeah you probably wouldn't got to three left right. A little dark, so he turned on. The lights got dark in here. But this is interesting, because this is true for me, perhaps one of the very very very few advantages to having kids later in life, eighty-five percent of parents say their children helped them recapture the magic of summer. Absolutely true. Yeah, no doubt about that. and a lot of my favorite adult memories of of Summers is doing stuff with my kids sure and yeah, and yeah, really dom. Doing this did this weekend as a matter of fact last weekend. You don't want somewhere to go by without them. Having some adventures, he make sure you fit them right. yeah Henry went out, and I went out on a boat on the sea in San Diego last weekend and I know Sam's going on a little camping trip. SORTA thing this weekend. Here your top activities that adults planned to do this summer. With their kids I guess. Yeah. Sleeping in the backyard twenty three percent I'm counting from the least likely the most like we do that at least once a year. That's a good one I might do that this weekend. Setup the tent in the backyard. That's fun too many beasts around my house lately. Playing Lines coyotes I'll get at playing outside all day, my kids. They consider that torture playing outside so. I want to do it, but. This article is written in one, thousand, nine, hundred, seventy, one by Chinese, National ID. My son sometimes like I'll tell you gotta ride your bike for ten minutes. Or skateboard or scooter or something? Yeah, and he'll come back in like a minute. Was that ten minutes? One Minute. And I said. This isn't torture I'm telling you to ride your bike on a beautiful day? That's not a horrible thing to have to. Can you do the longer? My is it over yet. This is interesting. I've said I was talking to somebody at the other day I have never. Ever? In the last. Twenty years at least seem to kids playing catch. That weren't on a little league field when they're getting ready for the game on ever when I was. Never ending when I was in college, we would drive around. We had a football with his all time. We'd play catching the parking lot between classes I. I haven't seen two kids playing catch in at least twenty years. Wow, wow, you remember. The expression ride bikes. A WANNA ride bikes. Yeah, we just light out. We're explore the world, but no. Headed remit ruin the NICKELODEON. Time. I do think about the why it is I. The only thing I can hang in there was there were no alternatives. It was very little alternative. On TV I couldn't order up anything on TV. I. WanNa Watch. Not, even lack of alternatives, but from my understanding, parents were like no, no, no, no, you kids go outside running. The inside is where the I'm trying to maintain this peaceful habits at all to exist in. My mom did that I'm trying to do that. Maybe I'm just not being forceful enough. I've made him. Stay outside in the. Sit Out there and stare in the window. World, their faith like a dog that's been put out locked in a box or Ata on a Beautiful Day like you at and T. realizing summers are different. Look like Oh my God. My Day is ruined amount here. I'm working on it than a corollary to wanna Shawn's many wise expressions. That comparison is the thief of Joy There's a flip side of that. There must be that. I don't know that, too. Many options spoils the or something I don't know. Because I'm thinking about quote, unquote, riding bikes and playing catch and playing running basis game, we used to play. There's another game named for I can't remember, but not for a single second doing those things that I feel like I was being denied any. Oh No, no loved techno so. It's to beg my dad to play catch on days when it's too hot or he was tired or whatever yeah. Times change and just tell him you hit a video game outside somewhere in the five. Yeah put the new whatever they. Switch card. You just have to find it Here's a hint. It's behind something that reminds you of grandma. Under tournament. same running around. We're GONNA finish strong I hope. The Armstrong and getty show. Down there wasn't. People so evil. Why. Donald Trump's caught perfect, but he doesn't want to hurt you and your family. Hillary, and Obama want to make you bore him pathetic. We have their white neighbors. You they hate talk parody. Thank God they hate. Now that! We're going to find the people and they're going to be. Looking sharp face. That demon face. Brecca date. Have President. Up where people? Is. Here. We got this tax. You guys you need to listen to this. It's golders. A band called the Alex. Jones Prison Planet So, apparently, the galax Jones and put them to help him. Heavy metal riffs in there. You go all right model. Optima self-sufficiency probably the later. Oh my gosh, well, it's enough to make you crazy. Catalina Cornea. Is trying to crack down on the stupid selfish bar owners trying to feed themselves in their employees by offering food. The law says in CAL- Unicorn Lia. If offer meals, you can be opened even if you have drinks in a bar. Whatever so the owners are like okay, we'll offer meals then but then. The governor and the is fellow. Nut Jobs in California crackdown and they've said chicken wings are not a meal. I've had a meal of chicken wings on multiple occasions, but million long cheese sticks Friday year of chicken wings where that's pretty much. Fried Calamari wait a minute. Judy and I ordered that all the time we split it. That's our meal and French. Fries are not considered. Meals are cracking down L. Amari squid, right, it is D- thinly sliced squid thrilla go so good cracking down on outdoor restaurants that are offering drinks without food as they battle a surge in covid nineteen cases. At least they didn't say spike my least favorite. The State's alcoholic beverage control agencies issued guidelines on what constitutes a meal, and what doesn't already and not so well so many challenges legally. Yes sure they will I. Well. You ought to I, mean if you say it. He served food. You can have drinks. You don't get to declare Mozzarella. Sticks not a food. Right, not a meal, not a meal also pizza bites are not a meal. Egg Rolls, which I've had on a hundred occasions as my meal. If not meal, if pizza is a meal, Bites of pizza a half to be a meal. I'm sorry that's ridiculous. Stickers not a meal. I. I break my pizza into bites and pretty much everything else I eat. Flout does cups of soap or not a meal since when? Rentals French fries onion rings. Small Salads are not meal ladies Yoder's Salad. That's not a meal. Get Out! You'll lunatic. You lawbreaker yeah, frozen entrees NATA meal. Unbelievable, you realize you people are Hilarious, right? You State Control People. Gavin New Cellini and his crew of black shirts. Your here's your host Joe Getty. Thought from everybody on the crew. There is person the buttons on the Control Room Michelangelo Final Yeah Kids should be playing outside love playing outside a kid. My favorite was the NERF Super Soaker, which you would have squirt fights in all the time model rockets all sorts of stuff. Oh Yeah, combat and riding bikes! Muslim schoener producer final thought it was very bizarre to me. How much of a soothing almost pacifier like feel? I've had these last couple of days watching sports again I wasn't expecting it to to be as impactful of okay. I remember these things happening part of alive opinion society. It was it was strange. My underestimated its effect. Jack Final thought for us so I got home yesterday and everybody was kind of down because that worried still because at big fire we had in our house and I said. Let's go get a crazy desert crew whatever you want. We're GONNA. Go to sonic. You can order whatever you want. And both kids got. Brownie batter milkshakes, their milkshakes that are like drinking a cup of Brownie Bounds. I found fantastic. A meal governor. It was a meal. Matt! My final thought is I. Am now a professional photographer. Compound in the woods in the folks wanted like everything in it, including all the art on the walls, which is mostly pictures I've taken of mountains and rivers and beasts and flowers and stuff like that mountains and rivers and beasts and flower Oh, my yes, or now professional photographer evidently have sold my art congratulations. I'm going to move into a tasteful nude work. Getty wrapping up another grueling for our. EILLY distasteful nude work. 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Exposing the Woke Industrial Complex with Christopher Rufo

The Charlie Kirk Show

40:30 min | 3 months ago

Exposing the Woke Industrial Complex with Christopher Rufo

"Hey everybody with us today. Christopher rufo who is the leading expert on critical race theory maybe alongside james lindsay. We have him here he smart. His answers are full of wisdom and every single parent in the country needs to listen to what he has to say. So texts this to your other parents. Text this to your students. Every single young person america is being made aware of these on social media in the classroom or from their friends and we must push back against this sinister ideology right here. Christopher rufo if you want to support us go to charlie kirk dot com slash support e. Mail us your questions freedom. Charlie kirk dot com if you wanna get involve a turning point. Usa teepee used dot com. Christopher rosier here buckle up everybody here we go charlie. What you've done is incredible. Maybe charlie kirk is on the college campus. Won't you know we are lucky to have charlie. Charlie cuts run running the white house. I want to thank. Charlie's incredible guy his spirit. His love of this country's done an amazing job building one of the most powerful youth organisations ever created a turning point usa embrace the ideas that have destroyed countries destroyed. Lives and we are going to fight for freedom on campuses across the country. That's why we are here. Hey everybody welcome to the subsoil. Charlie kirk show with us today as christopher rufo who is an such an important voice right now and someone i really enjoy. And we've talked about his work quite a lot here on our program christopher. Welcome to the charlie kirk show. It's great to be with ya. So your expertise with the discovery. Institute's seems to be around education and most importantly calling out this woke nonsense that is now infiltrating every single level of education in our country. Let's just take a big picture view. I tell us about your work and tell us about what you are focusing on the on the most when it comes to critical race theory and kind of the woke industrial complex. Yeah i've been looking really over the past year at critical race theory in american institutions. I started last summer with an investigative reporting series about diversity trainings in the federal government that ended up as an executive order. One of the best actions from the trump administration since then i switched gears to looking at education and really looking at. How does this new racial orthodoxy. How does this new ideology based on critical race theory translate into the classroom both for teachers who are put through some horrific training sessions and indoctrination sessions and then also for kids so what are what is the curriculum. Look like what do lesson plans. Look like and. I've been uncovering these stories from districts all over the country so let's get specific a couple weeks ago or maybe we can half ago. You came out with the arizona. Babies are racist story. Arizona department education walk us through that one yeah the arizona. Department of education put out a equity toolkit to teachers and school administrators including a lot of outrageous stuff. But i think the one that was most disturbing and troubling was they put out this a graphic this resource that suggested that babies show the first signs of racism by three months old and by the age of four or five babies become full-blown racists who have absorbed they're racist culture and they actually made one even distinction there. That was kind of an extraordinary thing. They said well actually babies of color at four and five years old are not racist only the white babies at four and five bureaus are older racist and it. This is amazing. Not only because it's absurd. We've seen so many absurd things. The last few years. But because arizona has a republican governor and a republican state legislature and even with political power being in the hands of conservatives. Who i think we denounce this. It's still makes its way into the bureaucracy. So let's take a step back. I should have asked you this first. And we talk about this quite a lot in our program but we have listeners that come in and out in this episode very well. What is critical race theory. is it from. Where did it originate. We talked about jacques. Derrida we've talked about ouza we've talked about kind of the post modern ideas that have spread. But let's just get as basic as we can't what is critical theory. And then why is it all the sudden so unbelievably popular. Yeah critical race theory. Takes those ideas that you're talking about from mark and others from the nineteen sixties and updates them in the nineteen nineties it. I started at law. Schools as critical eagles theory then became critical race theory as applied to other disciplines but the basic idea is that all all human interactions and societies and social power can be reduced to racial conflict. So they take the old marxist idea that the world can be divided into oppressor and oppressed based on social class. They update it and say well. The world can be divided into oppressor and oppressed. But really it's on the basis of race and the united states preaches the values of equality and freedom. But if you deconstruct those institutions and look under the surface of things like the constitution and the declaration even civil rights act of the united states is a fundamentally racist country that maintains a white supremacist hierarchy and critical race theorists. Basically say we are the people that are uncovering the real truth about racial power in the united states. And we're offering this solution on how to turn kind of critical consciousness of all turn on critical consciousness among a people academics even students. And then subvert that system of kind of racist authority in the united states. So there's a lot there. I want to unpack and so before i ask you a question. Let me play devil's advocate so christopher let's say that i'm a campus activist with no wisdom of course and i'm asking you screaming at you saying basically don't you see how racist america's whites do better than blacks. We were founded. We're founded on colonialism. We are founded on the oppression of black people and black spot black bodies and racism number when away it just manifested itself differently. What is the factual reasonable response to that. Well i think the most important thing is to separate the premise from the conclusion and this is really important when you think about critical race theory because they always make their argument on historical injustice which is a fact. I mean there was historical injustice in every society in the world including the united states. Obviously but what you have to say is look. i acknowledge. Historical injustice acknowledged the existence of racism in present day united states but your conclusions that are drawn from critical race theory that all forms of racial disparity defacto forms of racism. The idea that every institution in the united states is plagued in the current day with systemic racism and that every kind of narrative in the media like a the the death of george. Floyd for example is indicative of massive patterns of society. And you can say. I accept the premise. But i reject your conclusion so what you don't wanna do is let them bully you by saying well if you don't accept our ideas that means you support slavery. I mean that's the kind of most basic food argument that you hear in in popular culture and you can say no i reject and acknowledge historical injustice. But i also reject the conclusions that you draw about society today. We'll but it's also important to talk about how there's a lot more nuance to the idea. That america was founded on slavery where thomas jefferson and the original draft of the declaration denounced slavery and actually blamed king. George for it how. He banned the import of new slaves into the us that we abolish slavery. Your after declaration. There's a lot more there than just this idea that the founding fathers were flag waving slave owners. Yeah absolutely and i think that's exactly right in the way i look at it is really this. It's very easy for us to look back and historical injustice and say. Oh those people were really bad. I would have done it fully differently. But i think the the real test is. Let's say the founding fathers did they leave the world better off. Did they move the entire planet and the entire gist of the world towards freedom. Equality away from it and any rational look at history would say actually they made a massive leap forward and even even abraham lincoln who i think was the most anti-racist resident american history said that jefferson a created the silver frame. And we were going for that golden apple or kind of metaphor along those lines and they moved the world's forward were they perfect. No did they eliminate all injustice. No but i think that there's a good argument to be made that the founding fathers and then lincoln and the civil rights movement in the nineteen sixties all were part of this fundamental american story of moving the world towards freedom and towards equality and we should celebrate progress not just dismissed as an illusion and it used to be an unquestioned truth that you could say in the american public school system which is question. I wanna talk to you about regression. Why does it feel as if we're actually moving backwards that are deliberate attempts now to make us re segregated ourselves to care more about skin. Color is because we've actually reached a place where generally we have a meritocracy. Were good choice that we're good. Choices are rewarded and the people that desire to have power. They have no other strategy or tactic left to go back or is it something more. Is something more complicated than that wise. It feel as if now we're all of a sudden going backwards to how things were. There's a couple of reasons. I think one of them is that the And and is became deeply disillusioned with the civil rights movement. And you see this in the literature Gray serious they say. Civil rights guarantees a colorblind. Society guarantees equal protection under the law guarantees anti-discrimination in the workplace and in college admissions etc. But they haven't got the results that they had hoped for and they become disillusioned if you can pessimistic and they reverted to a an older more radical ideology. They said well. The great society for example was a linden johnson's program to eradicate poverty. That didn't work either. So they're they're searching in their own intellectual history for even more radical solutions because they're very impatient with the pace of progress and they said well you know what the martin luther king vision of of treating people equally whatever. Their skin color didn't work so we need to go back and revived the kind of malcolm x. tradition which is radical. Which is the. Angela davis tradition. Which is the communist party tradition that was discredited in the nineteen sixty but now we signed is being resurrected in our left left politics. So let me again. Play devil's advocate for the sake of our listeners. Something that the critical race theorists will commonly say. Is you christopher rufo Being a white anglo-saxon protestant mail. I don't know if you are those things. But they generalized by definition. Let's just say you charlie kirk okay. I'm all those things. i'm white. anglo-saxon protestant male all those things. You are not even allowed to contribute thoughts to the conversation because of how you look. Don't you understand that it's time for you to sit down and shut up and allow black people the opportunity to talk to dominate to have power. Why is this wrong. What there's two things one is. I think that. I if you if you look at history. I think i. I subscribe today. That we're all created equal and that we all should have a voice in the debate. It's very simple. I acknowledge you not as a white person or a black person or an asian person but as a human being as an american and we have a kind of a a robust democracy that requires everyone to have a voice. But i also think that if you if you ask them very seriously this question okay. Well what about black voices. Like coleman zoos or john mcwhirter blend laurie a or others. They will those people are are not what we mean. And i think that they use race in many cases as a kind of weapon To silence people but they actually aren't consistent about it because black conservative wants the great. Thomas soul is not included like clarence. Thomas is not included. So i think it's a it's a hypocrisy that is used as a weapon and as a tool to silence people and i just i just ignore it because it's like i have my voice. You have your voice were it'll do. The freedom to speak and people are entitled to listen or not. that's also their freedom and that's our system and i think that silencing people on the basis of race is just so out of control and and you know we're all all of us i don't know your history and my history. You know my my grandparents were feudal serfs. My grandfather dropped out of school in fifth grade. My father came to the united states as he in one room shack with no running water. No electricity came to the united states with nothing and built a life for himself And i am privileges of course an acknowledgement of with the idea that i have privileged just because my skin color ads. You know maybe a little bit. Yes but it's much more complex than they would have you believe in my history is different. I could trace the kirks coming back to america in sixteen twenty are specific bloodline served in every american war including the revolutionary war and the civil war on the union side. And so we're on the right side of history people would say but you know what that doesn't make me a better person i know sort of intergenerational strange paganistic moral highground because it's something that my ancestors did in eighteen fifty or sixty. It doesn't make me a better person. I have to act on my own agency and my own character. Why does it feel like christopher. Maybe this is an obvious question. And i mean this completely seriously like we've all lost our minds. Why is it seem as if that the bearings aristoteles logic and reason and common sense if is it because that we've actually gotten to a place where things were just so stable that we now are board and we have to blow it up and reconsider our notions or is it that there is an intelligence behind the critical race theorists. Is it so foolish. Said by smart people that people believe it yeah. I think it's a kind of contagious idea. In even though it's at odds with reality as most people live it. It's it's really kind of actually donning. Their success in taking these ideas from obscure academic journals in the nineties to now being the dominant ideology across all essentially all major american institutions especially the public institutions is really to their credit. And i think part of it is that a really are not really capable of resisting this ideology because what they do. Is they construct like a mouse trap. They basically say if you don't agree with us that is evidence of your virginity. Evidence of your internalized white supremacy evidence of your internalized racism and then these kinds of words are an enormously powerful because i think most americans are good people. They're not racist. They they want to do everything in their power to help others. And just the accusation has such power that it silences people who would otherwise disagree and you see therefore that they've used this rhetoric as a battering ram into the institutions and then once they gain a foothold they really just take them over and i think that this is a kind of mutation of the thought of the left That draws on his sought out and all of these weak points in american culture and has exploited them masterfully to the point where we have now large institutions. That are repeating their slogans. Even though you know that they don't believe in it but they found the found really no way to resist it no way to voice opposition no way to push back even institutions that have been kind of middle of the road rational and logical places Historically so i want to zero in on that. How is it that they've been so successful. You said they deserve credit for it. I'm stunned how successful. They have been at the lack of courage and the lack of clarity from our leaders. The willingness of corporations to embrace this the willingness of the pentagon to embrace this and i to a couple of different things the lack of courage but also one of my guiding hypotheses on. What's happening in america. Is we basically the entire american. Political system is being driven of being called a racist basically the the number one reason someone votes democrat is because they're afraid of being called the r. Word how have they been so successful around such garbage ideas or its power right. It's the is extraordinarily powerful language and they've figured out the soft spots and they they exploit them. As i said i think that if you if you look at kind of the the intellectual kind of intellectual framework of critical race i think most people would read it and say you know. This isn't great. But i think there's something else that's happening is that the left has had really the same political and economic goal for for many years since the eighteen forties eighteen fifties and they shifted to this racial rhetoric because they found it much more much more successful. Much more much more salient within our society. If you just said hey we want to. Have you know the poor. Americans seize control of the factories and produce buses for the great proletarian. People will look at you like you're nuts. But if you say hey. This is a a racial disparity that reflects systemic them racism. And you need to do it. It's a kind of. It's a kind of emotional emotional argument that actually hooks into a many points in american culture. And i think the right has also needs to take some responsibility for this because you have a conservative sense really. The reagan era who have fought on ecconomic issues almost exclusively and they've ceded control over our cultural institutions. Because hey we're going to get our tax cuts we're gonna get our deregulation. That's the reason for our movement were good And that's turned out to be a big mistake. And we're fighting at a huge deficit. And i think a lot of the people especially in kind of larger more establishment conservative institutions especially policymakers that our elected officials are just absolutely bewildered by these fights. They how to themselves. They wanna ignore it. They're unwilling to get out there and take the heat. And therefore we've ceded control of the culture and when you see the cultural institutions that are weaponising. These ideas in universities in teacher training schools in k. Through twelve curricula. In in hollywood and the new york times. They take the narrative. And they're just absolutely bombarding people census an overwhelming them until they submit. And so how do you believe is the best way to counter this. We've had james lindsay on the program peterberg ocean. We've talked about a lot. The problem a lot. And i have not got a good answer yet. The only answer. I have is courage and clarity. Those the only two things. And i read this ridiculous piece. It's actually a phenomenal piece. But it's ridiculous in the sense of from barry weiss. I don't know if you saw this thing or not. In the city journal the two hours. Yeah i did two hours of radio on it. And i thought the title was not perfect Based on just what it's really about because it's really it's a crisis of courage amongst america's parents is really the essence of the story you a bunch of overly very successful somewhat entitled kids and successful parents in these communities in west hollywood in new york that are anonymously complaining about how their kids are learning that they're racist terrible. They're not learning history. They're relearning physics all this and yet the essence as well. I want my kid to go to harvard. So i don't really there's really not much i can do. And so it's kind of social status thing plus a lack of courage so to go back to my question. What is the roadmap. You're in charge. You have resources at your disposal. What do you do like what what. What are the specific things we need to do is it. Is it a purely defensive strategy or a simultaneous defense and offensive strategy. People are looking for what to do. Yeah i think. There's i think is the virtue i think that's absolutely true and i think there's three strategies or tactics that we can use to actually move the ball forward. I i think investigative reporting is really important. I know that. I've been putting out these stories and they just explode because people want the facts. They want the information they need to understand. What is the reality. Because the critical race. There's us a lot of very nice sounding words equity diversity inclusion and if you stop there it's really hard to resist. Those are all good things. Let's do it but if you actually say this is what happens in particular. This is the curriculum. This is what's happening in our institutions. You change the narrative from abstraction to concrete. You give people a place where they can fight back second. We need to file lawsuits. I'm working with the coalition now of attorneys and legal foundations. We filed three lawsuits on these things. Where a lot of these training programs if they traffic in racial stereotypes if they degree degrade people demean people stereotype people on the basis of race if they tell people that are collectively guilty because of their skin color and then if they compel. Speech violates people's conscience that's a violation of the constitutional council constitutional rights of people. It's also violation of title six and seven depending on the institution of the civil rights act of nineteen sixty four. I think we're going to win these cases eventually we'll get them up to the supreme court and knock out a lot of these american institutions and then third. What needs to happen is that there needs to be a grass roots movement of parents and citizens and employs standing up and their local solutions. And they're going to have to be a courageous enough to put their name out there. They're going to have to be courageous enough to fight through the smears. And they're gonna have to have too nasty to actually get things done and i'll share one last thing with you. That i think is a huge bright spot. There's one community. In the united states of america that has successfully pushed back against institutional woke kness in a huge way. That's totally under reported. It's the chinese american community. Dave pushback in schools in the bay area. They've shut down these curricula. They've pushed back through ballot measures in washington and california eliminating some of these affirmative action programs that decimate asian american emissions into colleges and they are fearlessly fighting this fight. It's very hard to call them. White supremacists because they're chinese up but also they've lived through the cultural revolution in many cases in their home country of china. They see the same signs and signify today in our country. And they're they're just absolutely just unstoppable when they get organised. I'm pleased to hear that. And i believe the hispanic community is equally as able to have that sort of success against the critical race theorists because none of the studies or polls or political results. Most recently show that latino or hispanic communities have any sort of open-mindedness or willingness towards critical race theory. It really is a strange coalition of upper-middle-class spoiled brat white liberals in suburban communities and black voters. It's basically those two and it's mostly white and i might say there's less of a grassroots bottom up black push for this then. A top down white academic push for this. Would you agree. Yeah i would agree. I think it's a multi-racial coalition of american elites. You know i spent three years directing documentary for pbs. Where i have lived worked near a housing project in south memphis is one hundred percent black neighborhood. People at the lowest level of the income scale and i really got to understand their concerns and viewpoints and did thousand interviews talked to a lot of people and what people in that community and communities like it again across all racial groups want it has nothing to do with. the idea. is that the critical. They're proposing i think. In many cases it's it's a kind of again multiracial elite coalition in our institutions. That is speaking on behalf of. Let's say black voters people in the black community. But i think if you actually talk to people and say hey do you think x. y. and z. Do you agree or not. They would disagree. They say that reflect my views that doesn't reflect my values so i think this idea that they're they're they're using vulnerable communities as kind of a symbolic weapons. But i think it's i would contest very strongly the idea that that it truly is a kind of multiracial coalition or even kind of multi a class coalition at heart. So i want to zero in on something you said that i get a lot of questions about and we have done entire episodes on this but can you help explain in your own words. The difference between equity and equality equity and equality those are like hominem right almost hominem. So they sound the same. And that's exactly the technique because what they wanna do is use a word that has a resonance that people will accept easily equality but better updated but wouldn't quality are actually very different. Equality is the idea of the fourteenth amendment that everyone is treated equally under the law. Equality idea on color. Blindness that You know in admissions or hiring or promotions. A you should be treated on the basis of your accomplishments. Not the basis of your inborn characteristics. It's also the idea that was really finally fleshed out into law in the nineteen sixty four civil rights act was idea behind the civil rights movement of the kind of cliche of you should be treated according to your character not the color of your skin that's equality and you could see it from the very first beginning a declaration where they put out this big new idea. They kind of ripped open world history by saying we're founding a nation on the idea of equality. It was fought over and one with the blood of many americans in the civil war and then we finally enshrined and taught into statutory law in nineteen sixty four. Civil rights act equity is very different. Equity is that you're saying the people who believe in equity reject the idea of individual rights. They reject the idea of unlimited right to private property. In many cases like hebron candy rejects in some cases the right to free speech Basically saying that free speech. Freiburg property individual rights. Equal protection are all merely equality but they produce disparate outcomes so what we equity. We need to have a regime that is based on on equal protection on equal results. And if you look at the literature the what does it. What does it mean in practice. If you look at cheryl harris critical race theorists the pioneering critical raised serious at at harvard and ucla law schools in the nineteen nineties. Or abram candy a interview. He did in politico. They say we should suspend private property rights and then redistribute on the basis of race so basically seize land and wealth and power it redistributed for equal group outcomes south african model and south african model and then hebron kennedy said we need a department of anti-racist that can aranda racism that can invalidate veto or nullify any law at any level of government that doesn't produce the results that we think are anti-racist and we need to have the power to control to limit free speech to limit a federalism's limit the ability of states and localities determine loss and heavy single source of bureaucrats. That are unaccountable to voters or the executive a fourth branch of government that that that can mandate outcomes based on the philosophy of equity. If you can't tell the difference between those two things i really. I really hope that you do the homework. Because it is a it is a is a homonym. That sounds the same but couldn't be more different so that was very helpful. Thank you and a lot of our listeners. Need to hear that. And re listen to it so rewind it everybody. If you didn't get that is. There was more wisdom in those four minutes than the entire university at yale the whole university. There's more wisdom in those four minutes. I want to ask you about the definition racism. We've talked about this on our program as well. The way i was raised and i believe this is correct as racism is if i disseminate against another person based on their skin color or have a prejudiced against them that is racism in individual against another individual now. Racism can collectivize itself. But it's very rare in today's america. Let me say. And it's almost widely rejected. The new definition of racism seems to be not that john might discriminate. Against larry and that a white person can be race against a black person or a black person to white person instead and seems they have carefully quickly and with a lot of people noticing substituted the definition of racism to be a power struggle. Can you talk about how. Racism does not mean what people thinks that means. Yeah how we define. Words is incredibly important. And i think that they've sought to expand the definition of racism to cover everything. I mean you. All the news stories are funny. But it's but it's true. It's like a square dancing and logic and objectivity and comfort and showing up on time are all elements of white supremacist culture. So they're trying to basically extend the territory to cover anything that's convenient. But they reduce kind of imbalances of racial power as the fundamental dynamic. And they wanna basically. Shift those hierarchies of power. That's what that's what is that the kind root of their analysis and You know but. I think there's a more nuanced take. Either you know some conservatives say there's there's no racism the united states were post re post racism society some some critical race. Say no no. We're we're just as racist now as we were in eighteen twelve but in the middle. There's something that i think is a nuance take. That is probably more accurate. We have had historical racism. That's a fact. I think we still have residual racism. I spent three years in a memphis housing project the legacy of racism and the damage of policies even even kind of well-meaning and well intentioned policies from the nineteen sixties that were thought of as anti-racist have done enormous damage to those communities it has a lasting impact it has a lasting legacy it has a residual effect. I don't think that the people running the show today are racist or having racist policies. I think our laws are kind of formal. Laws are not racist. They've actually been a change to reflect the sense of equality. So i think we have to be open hearted to say you know what i recognize that there is historical injustice. I recognize that there's residual effects. What can we do to come together as americans to help people that are disadvantaged of any racial background especially those who have historically suffered injustice. That's a key. I think should be a universal position. But they're not saying that they're actually saying we need to weaponize historical injustice to achieve kind of far laughed and in some cases marxist political agenda again. I reject that conclusion. Even if i accept some part of the premise. So i would be remiss if i did not spend part of our time together talking about a phenomenal piece that you wrote revenge. The gods california's proposed ethnic studies curriculum students to chance the aztec deity of human sacrifice. So some i get up somewhat early. And i start reading the news before our show and when. I'm a little bit groggy. I can't tell if some of my friends have sent me onion pieces or the babylon beep pieces. And so when i read this morning that california was saying that children should let me make sure i get my terminology right of the pagan gods chance to the god tez. Cocked color polka. Or whatever it is. I'm sure you could pronounce it. I couldn't tell them. And i said oh. Well this is like christopher rufo. This guy doesn't do satire that i know of walk us through this christopher. I mean it's crazy right. So the new. The new kind of euphemism for critical race theory in school curricula called ethnic studies. Ethnic studies was a movement in the nineteen sixties that was orchestrated by a group called third world liberation front with a major assist from the black panther party in the bay area. They said we need to decolonize curriculum. We need to have anti-racist education and now this kind of what was runs a radical idea has become codified into law in the state of california In the state of oregon prison in the state of washington and the state of illinois. It's becoming a kind of part of the state sanctioned curriculum and then they go through this process of designing the specifics. And that's what i'm looking at in this piece. I actually went through and read six hundred pages of curriculum documents. I read the footnotes. I read the original sources. Had some kind of did a deep dive on this stuff. And it's really kind of amazing. They're basically saying all those same things we've heard before. The united states is fundamentally racist. We need to organize education on the marxist. Pedagogy of due to liberate students from patriarchy and white supremacy education should become an essence political activism and in the appendix. They had this amazing thing. They said we need to also teach california public school students. Six million kids in ten thousand schools. these chance to the asset gods. That are actually their rhyming chance. And they say we need to worship these gods and ask them chant to them. For the power to become quote warriors for social justice literally asking chanting to the asset god of human sacrifice cannibalism the cannibalism de actually led to the inspired human sacrifice of hundreds of thousands of people in the aspects society chat to them to be given the power for liberation for decolonization for for social justice for becoming warriors for social justice and this is state sanctioned religion. You can't have christian prayers in school. That's kind of supreme court president but they're going to have students at california chant to the aztec god of human sacrifice. It's something that like. I kind of you know i. I had my assistant. And i had my editor in cities. Your guys read this again and again and again make sure i'm getting this right because it's so crazy almost impossible but it's actually a quite real on the whole curriculum. That's one kind of example with the whole curriculum is designed around this ideology of decolonizing from white society. Kind of rejecting things and the author of the co chair of this program. The ethnic studies model curriculum california in in his supporting documentation. That's reference throughout the materials. Even says you know the solution among other things counter genocide against white christians. It's like oh. Stop the presses here. You counter genocide is an extremely strong and extremely dangerous word. What the hell is going on. What is what is happening with our education that it's being hijacked by the most extreme political radicals and then being forced fed to six million schoolchildren in california. So i want to ask you the obvious question which a lot of people are asking. You already did the what can you do about it. And i thought your answers were great and if anyone listening right now is being actively discriminated against based on the skin color especially in a school system and you're white you're black or hispanic whatever get involved in the law. Fair pleased with the left does so well we need to get involved in law fair and i'm not even trying to overly politicize this conversation because i'm in a lot of people send this to people in the middle and it's not even right versus left thing this is just basically civilization and chaos. It's really that simple. But here's the question i have. It says here in your own piece that children are going to be chanting. Poncha bet punch beth or to the god of zip tech all this stuff. They want counter genocide. What is their motivation here. Why are they doing this. Christopher people are this is the one thing that are this is actually what stops a lot of people from action because they go to a default position of good intentions. They say oh well. It can't be as bad as christopher is saying it. I'm sure it might be there. We'll get ironed out. But they're probably mean well. Why are they doing this. Well i think you know the person who develops the curriculum. The chant is is a kind of very far left activists than and even called it like in some of the literature said it's a raas struggle rossa the spanish word for race and they're saying in their books in their literature. This is a race struggle. And and the idea that underlies his yeary this guy to auto tech cohen who developed this curriculum in fart was part of the committee. I'm he's very clear. He says that. The united states is a racist sexist patriarchal hetero patriarchal You know kind of genocidal society that has committed and anthro sent anthropological centric. Whatever this word is brought centric meaning that it privileging human beings over trees and jewish other s. That is exactly right. i'm gonna go ahead. And i am anthropocentric. I said yesterday. I was a human supremacist. And i got hey. I got hate for it. Yeah i'm sure he did. But but you know the the ideology delays out in his book. Which is which i i unfortunately had to read. was basically that White christian settlers they came. They overthrew Indigenous societies. They committed the side against digital scott's and that we need to use these public education system in california to come up with a counter revolution against the united states against the constitution against kind of white settler values and then reinstates kind of revenge of the gods reinstate indigenous eddie a reinstate sheep attack and caudal and all these other aztec gods and raise them up in essence to have you know a counter revolution. A counter had gemini or counter genocide in his words and this is a radical revolutionary product. It's based in this kind of very interesting fusion between a kind of a kind of race pride. A kind of raw struggle race struggle mixed with a marxist pedagogy of new prince pressed mixed with the kind of marxist analysis economic sent. You have a kind of a kind of very explicit race supremacism mixed with the kind of marxist political ideology When you get those two things together and you put them in a state curriculum. The ask the outcomes are not going to be good. I can guarantee you. That gavin newsom should have to answer for the potential curriculum of the tas- cutler polka god. He's going to go through recall. I think very soon so. And we're in this weird place in our in our moment in our society where i mean this should be a national scandal right. There should be a thing that everyone obviously rejects and and they're going to vote on this final curriculum next week. We'll see if they if they have any stuff out. But my hunch is that you know this might get taken out. Maybe but the broad idea of the curriculum is going to pass. And that's the state of affairs in in this country and and our institutions. I think the the thing that i really like to say that the kind of big point. What can you do the tactical solutions that i offered are important in the short term. But in the long term we need to radically decentralise public institutions. So in california. And i think by some measurements. They're spending roughly fifteen thousand dollars a year a per child in public education. Get that money out of the public bureaucracy out of the public kind of system give it directly to families and students let parents control their destiny. Let there be thousand flowers. Blooming a thousand different pedagogy thousand different school models a thousand different venture start-ups to provide education that matches people's values and again take money away from these corrupt public institutions and give them directly to families and kids so they can have a chance for a good education that reflects their values. I agree completely. It's christopher rufo christopher. What would you like your audience to make us. What would you like to make the audience aware of book website. Yeah if you want to see my reporting be continuing to do this. This series on critical race during education. You can join my website or follow my website at christopher. Rufo dot com. That's christopher are you dot com. I also have a kind of a patron style thing for people who want to support it further very good all right well. Christopher thank you so much keep up the great work hope to have you again. Talk to you soon. All right thank you thanks. 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Reparations, Aztec Chants, and the 'Miseducation' of America's Elites

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Reparations, Aztec Chants, and the 'Miseducation' of America's Elites

"Hey everybody in a very interesting episode on the charlie kirk show we get into the new proposed curriculum in california about how your children are going to be forced to worship the aztec deity of human sacrifice and cannibalism. This is not the young. we also talk about. Evanston pushing forward reparations chicago suburb becoming the first city to give black residents reparations and we also talked about at length berry weiss's article about the mis education america's elites how america's ruling class is now freaking out that their children are learning critical race theory. That and so much more brought to you by all of you. That support us to charlie kirk dot com slash support. If this program has impacted your life if you have derived any sort of benefit from the work we are doing. Please consider helping us. Continue to do our work at charlie. Kirk dot com slash support. Every time someone supports us. Charlie kirk dot com slash support. 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It's always fun seeing family and friends and catching up with what's happening in the once. Great state of illinois. But in some ways when i visit chicago illinois after spending two weeks in florida and a weakened arizona i feel as if entering the eastern bloc things are just so different downtown chicago department stores on monroe street. Right in your michigan avenue boarded up. Completely and i asked one of my friends that was helping drive surround. I said what was that. This store jewelry store was it a department store. They said oh no. That was a corner bakery. I so i guess. The rioters and looters needed to go steal a couple croissants downtown chicago and it has not been repaired since last june. Another friend of mine witnessed in broad daylight three thirty in the afternoon on oak street in downtown chicago. A mugging wide open daylight oak street. If you know chicago you know that is a very nice area a mugging right there. There are shootings on michigan avenue. Now none of this gets covered in the national activist media. Chicago was a decent city and they're still unbelievable people in the state of illinois. I always say that illinois does not do a lot right but has the best people in the country. Hard working midwestern patriots. So how is chicago handling the rise in crime. How is chicago handling the lawlessness. Where just so we understand. The numbers were dealing with here. In two thousand and twenty one there have been a hundred into people shot and killed in chicago. Four hundred twenty seven shot and wounded five hundred and twenty nine total shot with a hundred and seven total homicides. A person is wounded in chicago every three hours. Eight minutes and a person is murdered every fifteen hours just so we understand the year that chicago had last year. In the midst of the chinese corona virus with lori lightfoot riding around on a horse chicago experienced record homicides record and yet most of the activists media could not care less what happens in chicago. It is a slaughter in our streets so in chicago in two thousand and twenty. A person was shot every two hours. A person was murdered. Every eleven hours there were seven hundred and nineteen people shot and killed in chicago. In two thousand and twenty seven hundred ninety two total homicides and four thousand one hundred seventy four people total shot so where is chicago focusing their attention so this story is somewhat deceiving from nbc. News and somewhat being an understatement. Where it says chicago suburb to become first city to give black residents reparations as vote on housing assistance draws close first of all evanston is technically a suburb but it is very much on the border of the city. It's not your traditional chicago suburb. Nevertheless sophia summing ali writes a suburb of chicago is setting a precedent for racial equality after. Stop right there. the other already framing reparations. Nbc to their millions of readers frames reparations as a precedent for racial equality and moves forward and becoming the first city in the country to fund reparations for its black residents but some residents say. It doesn't go far enough. So the idea reparations is rooted in a belief that black people were. Institutionally and systemically discriminated against to such a great degree that any decisions that they made over the last couple of decades really never mattered and the only way to possibly right. This wrong is through cash based payments to the descendants of the people that were discriminated against. Not the people themselves. This idea of reparations has been made more popular by tani see coats who is not a very smart person very good at branding but not very his no wisdom and love to talk to him someday because he's made such unbelievably broad generalizations a lot of his work but the high needs see coats floated out this idea of reparations years ago and of course the new york times in the atlantic loved it and saw needs. He coats and alexander kazu. Cortez have something in common. They both dramatically moved the overton window. In the quickest amount of time i've ever seen in my life. Now what is the overton window. The overton window is a theory. That basically there's a spectrum of which all political ideas operate on and the spectrum goes from things that are unthinkable to public policy so goes from unthinkable to basically something. That is debatable. Something that is proposed to policy. Basically the overton window is the spectrum of which we move certain ideas into the zeitgeist into the public sphere into the narrative or into the conversation. A great example of this would be the defunct police five years ago. Talking about defunding. The police or abolishing the police. You would be laughed out of a room now. It is public policy in minneapolis and it is widespread conversation all across the country alexandria. Ocasio cortez did this with the green new deal. She intentionally aimed for one hundred and twenty seven trillion dollars for the green. New deal was laughed and mocked but move the overton window where all of a sudden we're talking about a multi trillion dollar stimulus bill because we grew desensitize to this idea of trillion dollar spending packages because well hundred twenty seven is insane but two trillion sounds just enough. Tiny t coats. Did something very similar with the conversation reparations so instead of chicago or chicago suburbs in evanston. I guess technically a suburb. But i very close to being in chicago. Focusing on the rise of rapes assaults violent crime murder or battery and even kidnapping chicago and its adjacent. Suburbs are more focused on redistribution reparations and even black residents say that it doesn't go enough go far enough now. This doesn't count. By the way housing and urban development potential food stamp usage social security benefits doesn't count the massive multi trillion dollar welfare state. That already exists. You see this entire. Nbc news piece that is written by suffice. Sammy ali makes it sound as if there is no social safety net at all whatsoever for anyone in this country in anniston illinois. It's not just terrible. It's we have abandoned. These people and in fact the opposite is true. We have helped urban communities too much. The heavy hand of government through the great society program through subsidizing single motherhood has resulted in permanently government addicted communities all across the country. You know. I was talking the other day as i was going around chicago. How amazing of city. It really was in the nineteen nineties. It was a place that if you wanted to make something of yourself you came to chicago six championships by michael jordan. Some most booming businesses imaginable entrepreneurs from all over the world came. The chicago was a great place to grow up. And it's been a real tragedy to see what these people have done to it. The leftist activists evanston a place that used to be a wonderful city home to northwestern university. So it makes perfect sense. That these ideas are incubated. There are now passing reparations for black people so i have a very simple question for the evanston city council. Today plan on passing reparations for irish families that were descendants of racial discrimination of the. No irish need apply signs. Do they plan to pass reparations to the jewish families in skokie or even in evanston itself that were not just victims of discrimination but fled the holocaust and came here with nothing. Probably not robin ru. Simmons and alderman says quote reparations is the most appropriate legislative response to the historic practices and the contemporary conditions of the black community. Let me stop there this. She how that quickly went from what was to. What is this is not a conversation about housing practices in the nineteen sixties instead. It's about what's happening. Currently and simmons says contemporary conditions the black community. Why are blacks. More likely to be in poverty in america is because of racism. Is that the reason because that is the conventional wisdom black people in poverty. Must be racism. Well why is it. Then that nigerian immigrants are the most if not one of the most wealthiest immigrant groups in america. The america races. How nigerian americans succeed. Why if america racist why is it that more blacks have come to this country. Legally the never came here slaves. So why is it that the black community is struggling so much risen number one fathers fathers are not in black households according to the washington examiner over seventy seven percent of black families do not have stable father figure. The single motherhood epidemic increased dramatically once. The great society act was passed by lyndon baines a bitter bigoted racist might i add. We have allowed the public sector teacher unions to run our cities. The national education association and american federation of teachers have run the inner cities of our country for years. Black-americans are struggling not because of white racism. Black americans are struggling because fathers are not in the homes. Police officers have been told the retreat. And not actually do their job in the streets of the inner cities of america and the schools are not teaching kids to read. You have these factors play into people's lives over a couple decades. You are going to see different results. Do you know that a black child born to a mother and a father is more likely to succeed then. A white child that is born to a single mother. Believe that's the brookings institution that came out with that study. we'll get the exact citation. We just mentioned it the other week but if all of a sudden if america was so racist wouldn't a white kid raised by a single mother. Be more likely to succeed. So this reparations. Bill is just the beginning of what's going to be happening in city state and soon to be federal governments so i have a question if you're half black and half white. How does that work. Do you pay reparations to yourself. Does obama money to himself. 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But that's not even the example. I'm going to focus on instead. We have had reparation push before in our country. And i think everyone is missing in every republican out there every conservative out there. Listen carefully and closely because it's right in front of our eyes and that's native. Americans are treatment of native. Americans was terrible. So what do we do to try and fix our treatment of native americans. We started the bureau for indian affairs. We started one of the most. Massive overbearing generous welfare programs in the history of the western hemisphere are native americans doing better now than before. No they're doing worse. Highest suicide rates in the entire country native american reservations highest drug usage highest alcoholism rates highest unemployment. The most miserable hopeless places in america. I visited them myself and so instead of creating programs that were about literacy education. Empowerment business creation entrepreneurship. Our entire public policy approach to native americans to try and give reparations was say we're going to give a bunch of stuff and how has that worked. Native americans are in a state of perpetual government dependence. We also know this from our work overseas. Anyone who has worked in international missions knows that just giving money to impoverish. People doesn't work it doesn't it breaks their spirit instead. Education family formation values morals. That's the best way to help. People give them a set of ideas or guidelines or a framework of which they can live a successful life. We call these western values. You can call them. Judeo-christian greco roman values. Which are the four words that founded western civilization. Actually going to get a speech on that. In a couple of days you must know. The significance of those four words judeo-christian greco roman and so now evanston is going out of their way to say what we need is more reparations by the way none of this counts even factors in the one point nine trillion dollar stimulus bill. None of this even factors in the multi trillion dollars. We spent on social welfare every single year visit. Even factor in the medicaid distribution on the state level doesn't even factor in by the way all the church and charity work that happens locally in evanston so what basically the argument is and this is the racist and the bigotry of low expectations to use a quote from the great clarence. Thomas do you know what this really tells me now. That evanston is passing reparations. They think black people are so stupid and so dumb and so unable to succeed. Absent more government help that they think the only way that blacks in evanston can see a better tomorrow is through cash. Redistribution you see. I actually think much higher of the human potential the net. I think with safer streets stronger families and better schools. All americans can succeed. We have a blueprint for that. So where's the reparations. By the way for all of the chicago. Residents in chinatown or in the asian american community in the japanese neighborhood japanese americans were put in internment camps literal concentration camps by franklin delano roosevelt. A democrat. Do they deserve reparations. Irish need not apply. Jews were widely discriminated against here in this country in the forties and fifties today deserve reparations of course not instead what asian americans jews and irish did because of cultural norms or assimilating to the american culture is they got married before they had kids. They found a work. The started businesses. They graduated high school and they had tight knit communities. And you might say yourself. Why didn't blacks do that. Isn't it racist to say they didn't. They actually did for quite a while. Do you know that black wage growth was outpacing white wage growth right after world war two in most cities in chicago. What happened was not racism. Wasn't instead it was a massive public policy program targeted the inner cities of our country which were predominantly black neighborhoods. Some people say but charlie. The discrimination that blacks received was much worse. This is an email we got. Didn't we break apart their families when they came to america on slave ships albeit hundreds of years ago. But it's all of a sudden try and say that to be true. Then why were black. Women married at such higher rates before the great society. And so if you want to attribute some form of intergenerational systemic racism to marriage rates these single motherhood rate was about twenty three percent before the great society then it went up to seventy seven percent where it is today. A fifty percent increase fifty point increase as america. Got less racist black. America got more relatively poor. How's that possible. You see said. The leftist conspiracy theorist like johnny coats and robin dangelo. They say because the racism disguised itself all throughout society. There's no evidence of of this at all whatsoever. Instead there's evidence to the opposite that america just became more pluralistic and multicultural and more willing to allow anyone to succeed regardless of skin color. That's why nigerian americans do so. Well that's why haitian americans do so. Well that's why dominicans do so. Well that's why. Indian americans do so well asian americans do so well and so what evanston is doing here is basically saying. We don't think black. America can do it. That is the democrat position. We've given up on you. You see the republican conservative position needs to be. We think your best days are ahead. We think with proper education formed families judeo-christian morals access to work in our trade deals played a big role in this too by the way as we d industrialized the american economy. Then we believe that you can succeed this entire argument around reparations. It's actually more sinister than that by the people that are pushing it. They want to create another welfare program. That can keep people voting for them and say. The other side opposes it because they have racial resentment. Let me be very clear. I oppose reparations because reparations are bigoted. That's why i them. I also pose them because they will not make the targeted group any wealthier the only way to make people wealthier in america is to empower them and then you can fix other structural issues police. We need more police on the streets families and manufacturing facilities that i agree with and also immigration policies. You wanna know why blacks in evanston or having a difficult time finding work. Well maybe if illinois was a sanctuary city and chicago is not a sanctuary county or counties on a sanctuary city in illinois is not a sanctuary state and chicago is not a sanctuary city than maybe. The blacks in chicago wouldn't disenfranchised from the labor force. So the calculus is this the chamber of commerce republicans mitt romney liz. Cheney say opened the borders to weaken have nicaraguan honduran and mexican labor. Bring down the average wage so we can maximize our prophets or the democrats. Say that's fine because then we'll be able to expand the welfare state for black americans said they'll vote for us. This is all part of a unit party in our country. A unit party where. Nancy pelosi and mitt romney privately might disagree on social issues. They might disagree uncertain things but they agree on the big stuff and less war. Open borders an internationalist global trade. And it's black. 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The constitution is the declaration abraham lincoln george s patton winston churchill ronald reagan's but they will know something. According to a new california department of education ethic studies ethnic studies curriculum students will be required to be involved in a series of indigenous songs. Chance and affirmations from the as tech tradition as if the aztec culture is one worth respecting or appreciating. I suppose there's some things. The texted right including the unlock affirmation which appeals directly to the aztec. Gods students will be required to i. Clap and chant to the god has kyle polka whom the as text traditionally worshipped with human sacrifice and cannibalism asking him for power to be warriors for social justice. Next the students. Chance to the gods k. Zahle cottle or hoots zil patil or book seeking heliopolis miala cheese and a revolutionary spirit. Who still poquito in particular is the aztec deity of war inspired hundreds of thousands of human sacrifices during aztec rule. Now if you think. I'm making this up. I'm literally reading this word for word from christopher rufo from city journal who by the way. We'll be on our podcast. Finally chance comes to a climax where students will request from the aztec gods liberation transformation decolonization after which students moved by the pagan ceremony. Will shout pant shea pancevo bat in pursuit of alternate critical consciousness. This is just part of what is now going to be passed in the california department of education now of course instead of worrying about californians literacy or mathematics skills which by the way only half of california students meet english standards and only four in ten are proficient in math. Only thirty two percent of fourth graders are reading proficiently. These results put california well below the national average and behind twenty five other states. So where is the california department education focusing their attention resources. They believe that california students instead of learning math. They should pray and worship the pagan ashtec. God of human sacrifice and cannibalism. There's not enough time to go into this. But to put the american civilization moral equivalent of the aztec civilized civilization is reprehensible but according to the post modernists will be human sacrifice and cannibalism. There was something worth learning there. And the children in california funded by your tax dollars will soon be required to be involved in the in loch eck affirmation. It's in the curriculum. Read it for yourself. Christopher rufo says this in essence is a revenge of the gods and a restoration of the indigenous gods to their rightful place in the social justice. Cosmology what happens when parents don't get involved in school boards or local elections naperville school district two or three went through how children in the chicago. Suburbs are learning similar but different views of critical race theory illinois school board of education and soon the children in california. They won't be able to read the constitution they won't be able to do two plus titles for but they will be able to pray to the god of child sacrifice. I don't know about you. But i feel like i'm always looking at a screen now more than ever. And whether you're an avid news watcher or in a serious need of a distraction unplugging yourself as easier said than done when my favorite ways to rest my eyes and getting the content that i really want by putting in my rake on wireless earbuds and listen something great. I go for walks almost every day. It clears my mind and recon is a great thing to have to listen to your content. 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It is a bigoted racist school of thought that was mostly started by jacques. Derrida albert markelle michelle suco amongst others and just put it in very simple terms. They believe skin color matters. They believe racism is everywhere and that your decisions don't matter it is not a fringe theory. It is widespread. it is a pathogen. It is a virus. We've been warning against this for months and for years for anyone who will listen. We recalled alarmists. some people. call this fearmongers. We saw the ever so constant invasion of critical theory or what's otherwise known as woke ism into institutions that otherwise would be rather respectable. This has taken many different forms. It's in our movies. It's in our music growing up. These sort of ideas were dismissed immediately. There is an idea of believing that america was a meritocracy. That who you are was not your skin color but it was on your actions and seems as if democrats in the left realized that as long as the terms of the debate were around that of who is going to create an america better for awarding good choices the people that desired power of everything realized. We're not gonna win that permanently. We could win every so often we can win with but eventually we will have political liabilities. And so i. They tried a class war occupy wall street the a gender war metoo and then they realized that a racial woke revolution is more possible than they ever thought. The chinese corona virus is raging across. The world has been at least for a year but the woke virus is not slowing down people. Ask me they say. How do i vaccinate myself against the woke virus. I actually have an answer to that. Barry weiss who's very talented. She used to be at the new york times. She wrote a scathing exit piece against the new york times. And what they have become a cheryl. Atkinson called it on our podcast. The new woke times. She has a piece that has been sent to me. Emailed to me. I kid you not well. Over thirty times in the last couple of days so around the twenty fourth time. I said all right. I'm going to read this thing from friends from family. People that you would recognize on tv. They said charlie you read this. I said okay. Busy couple of days running around chicago. And i sat down and i read this piece and it is absolutely phenomenal. Love to have barry on the show. No she's very busy. Not sure we'll be able to make that happen. It's from the city journal. Which again the city journal is what i want us to the wall street journal editorial page used to be. But they're they're fallen. It's where all the important conversations are happening. Thoughtfully think that's a fair way to say heather mcdonald. Barry weiss christopher rufo. Who of course. Coming on our podcast. The miseducation of america's elites. I'm going to say one thing. The title is not a good title that is not at all what the pieces about. In my opinion. The title actually does the peace a disservice. A better title would be the secret. Society playing take back private schools. That's a much better title. Why is that important. Because i get sense. Five thousand articles a day is like i already know. America's elite you know not educated. But then i dove into it affluent parents terrified of running afoul of the new orthodoxy and private schools organiz secret. So here's what this piece is all about. and i'm gonna read from it parts of it. In essence. barry weiss was invited to an underground needing similar to one that would happen in east germany when that would happen today and north korea were dissonance. Rebel rouser 's would meet and plot on how they would take back a little bit of terrain. How would they would push back against the stasi has pushed back against the kgb and the national socialist worker party. Plenty of people did this against them. Very wise writes in city journal so one recent weekend on a leafy street in west los angeles these parents gathered in person invited me to join their usually coordinating soccer practice and carpools but now they come together to strategize they say they could face profound repercussions of anyone new. They were talking in a backyard behind a four bedroom home. Ten people sat in a circle of plastic adirondack chairs. Eating bags of skinny pop. It's well it's not just well written. These are the rebels. Well off los angeles parents who send their children to harvard. Westlake the most prestigious private school in the city by normal american standards. They're quite wealthy. But by the standards of harvard westlake. They are average continues by saying the stories coming from harvard. Westlake have grown since the summer and they seem totally legitimate says one of the fathers. He says he doesn't have a problem with the school. Making greater efforts to redraw reduce past wrongs. See this word. His father's wrong including bringing more minority voices into the curriculum. Never know peace. These people what he has a problem with though is telling his children that america's the bad country and they bear collective racial guilt. This parent says they're making my son feel like a racist because the pigmentation of his skin one mother says. Where have you been the last decade seriously in aspen. All of us were getting spit at things thrown at while we were fighting for your rights at ucla down the street newer probably all. He's probably a racist when your child's being called a racist and he said well my kids not a racist. Yeah well neither a week. Harvard westlake parents group is one of the many organizing quietly around the country to fight what is described as an ideological movement that has taken over their schools. The story is based on interviews with more than two dozen of the dissenters teachers parents and children at the elite. Prep school in one of the two blue states in the country. New york and california the parents in the backyard. Say that for every one of them. There are many more too afraid to speak up quote. I've talked to at least five couples. Who say i get it. I think the way you do. I just don't want to be the controversy right now to get into the real problem here in a second so i have to build this out so basically. Here's what's happening. You have parents. That are earning four five six hundred thousand dollars a year. They send their kids to fifty thousand dollar a year private school education at harvard. Westlake and this one woman says they're making my son feel like a racist because the pigmentation of the skin. That's what they've been doing to us. The last six years but you in west. La have neither lazy or complicit in allowing this entire movement to gain strength. They can the school can ask you to leave for any reason. said one. Mother at brentwood and other los angeles. Prep school then. You'll be blacklisted. From all the private schools and be known as a racist which is worse than being called a murderer. I repeat myself. This is not new. And i hate to say that this is a good thing. Because it's not but good is actually going to come out of this because now the ruling class is going to have to live under the society that they themselves created the multimillionaire families in west. La are now having their fourteen year. Old white kids being called racist will guess what those are the rules of engagement right now and while you guys sat idly by thinking this is gonna pass like a hurricane your children and now bearing that fruit and excuse my lighthearted chuckle through this whole story because basically i'm kind of looking around saying welcome to the party. One of the students says if you publish my name it would ruin my life. People would attack me for even questioning their ideology. Social justice ideology. I don't even want people know. I'm a capitalist set. A student at fiddles tin field stint school in new york city very very very elite school in common echoed by other students i spoke with the kids are scared of other. Kids says harvard westlake mother. The atmosphere at harvard westlake is making their children anxious paranoid insecure and closed off to even their closest friends. One harvard westlake mother says this. I love these quotes. Barry weiss had such an unbelievable job because she has put together a narrative of this kind of underground secret confidential. You can tell me. Your secrets is just terrific. So this mother hits it perfectly. This mother tells barry weiss why this is happening and she doesn't even realize she says my son wants to go to a great university and he told me that just one bad statement from me will ruin us. The mother says this is the united states of america. Are you freaking kidding me. No this is the country that has existed for quite a while it just so happens that between the hedges the gated communities the chauffeured cars and the private jets you were immune to the virus for quite some time you see the virus that was touching the working class of this country that was being pushed from the top down a top down revolution. It didn't hit harvard westlake until recently. So now it's everywhere it's in the bloodstream. Another quote from this piece which is just terrific and this is why it is happening and this is why. It's going to be unbelievably interesting to see how this plays out. I've talked to at least five couples. Who say i get it. I think the way you do essentially saying that things have gone out of control at the school. I just don't want the controversy right now. Said one mother. They're all eager for their story to be told but not a single one would let me use their name. They worry about losing their jobs or hurting their children in their opposition to this ideology were known. George s patton. He famously said the most necessary and absent characteristic and men is moral courage. These baby boomer gen x. parents that has had some form of success in american economy are cowards. And the only way that this will be fixed is all of a sudden if they release themselves of their own ego that maybe your child is not going to go to yale but you might be able to stand up for what's right and the children take the parents. This one quote. My son wants to go to a great university. Told me at one. Bad statement will ruin us. Yeah you're probably right. So what if your kid doesn't go to brown. So what if your kid doesn't go to dartmouth. Somehow that's going to be the thing that makes or breaks their entire trajectory for america's ruling classes. And now there's a reckoning happening in america's ruling class because zero of the parents that berry wise talked about have the moral courage to stand up and to defeat this the stand up and call it out for the nonsense that it is the hypocrisy and the double standard and we wonder why some of the great moral injustices were made possible over the last hundred years i am more convinced than ever that evil spreads easier than we ever believe. Look you've heard me talk about my pillow and if you want to support mike lindell do it. Through my pillow and a lot of people are saying. It's literally changing their life. They won't go flat and you can wash and dry them as many times. But all that aside. Mike lindell a lot. You are asking me. How do i support mike lindell. I love what he's doing. I think he has great character will go to mypillow dot com. That's mypillow dot com and use the promo code kirk. When you check out you can get up to sixty percent off. So you go to mypillow dot com promo code kirk. I know a lot of you are wondering. Mike lindell needs help. How do i help go by pillow. You'll sleep well and helped mike. All my pillow products come with a ten year warranty and sixty day. Money back guarantee so go to mypillow dot com promo code kirk mypillow dot com promo code kirk. People ask all the time charlie. Where can i find. Interesting pieces to read will city journal dot org. It's city dash journal dot org. I don't know who funds them. I don't know who's behind them. All i know is that there's wisdom in this publication which there is none of the washington post or in the new york times and so very weiss was on assignment in this long piece an eleven page piece which means this is at least nine to ten thousand word piece. It's a serious. It's a serious investigation where she talked to students parents faculty and teachers at two different communities one new york. One in california in brentwood talking about what's happening in america's schools and it's stunning to see how these parents are now complaining. They've spotted the problem. They say and i quote that. I'm tired of my child getting called racist because of his skin color. Which of course we know that is the new norm. There's an entire american political party. That is focused on that. Call the democrat party. And i would just venture a guess. A lot of the parents in these adirondack chairs that are complaining about it. They add joe biden for president signs on their yard. They had black lives matter bumper stickers. But just your white skin color is reason enough for these people to come after you. I love this one part of the article. Fluency in woke is an effective class marker and a key for these princelings to retain status and the university and beyond the parents know this and so woke is the now lingua franca of the nation's best prep schools as one mother in l. a. Puts it quote. This is what all the other colleges are doing. So we have to do it. Everyone else is doing. It's the thinking is harvard. Does it so. It must be good. The teacher one of the teachers who a everyone everyone in this piece anonymous. There's only like one name shared and that's the author there s a everyone's anonymous because they're all afraid there's no courage. One of the teachers says i'm in a cult. Well that's not exactly right. Said the cult is all around me. And i'm trying to save kids. From becoming members he continues. Quote is studied critical theory. I saw jacques derrida speech. When i speak when i was in college so when this ideology arrived at our school over the past few years i recognize the language and i knew what it was but it was in a mutated form. The piece continues by talking about how science is being perverted. And this is something that we've predicted for quite some time and if all of you listening i hope that you record this and you write this down. The woke movement is going after science and math very soon your children will soon be taught that two plus two does not equal four. That is merely an opinion. They will be taught that the quadrajet equation equation is not able to be proven to be taught that physics thermodynamics do not have laws. And how do i know this. Because i know the laugh but also look what they're being taught in harvard westlake quote. We don't call them newton's laws anymore. We call them three fundamental laws of physics. This and we need to d- center whiteness and we need to acknowledge that there's more than just newton in physics. Sir isaac newton who is largely responsible for the beginning of the enlightenment who happened to be a white man and discovered he did not invent the laws of physics. They pre existed newton. He merely discovered and articulated them improved them. One of the classmates. Say that fact. I try to take classes. Not identity classes quote. But i took us history. And i figured when you learn about us history maybe you structure by time period. What happened under each presidency instead. We tryst trace different marginalized groups. That's how it was structured. I only heard about a handful of the president's names in class. The piece continues with example after example a fieldstone student says quote. If you're a white male you are second lied to speak. This is considered to be a normal and necessary. Redistribution of power and harvard westlake. The school recently administered a debunked implicit bias test. The tenth graders says quote. Mom i just found out on the racist and i prefer white europeans. Her children is mixed race quote for my trial to come home and be told this by the school. You're racist. I was a guest. I was so so angry. Well you're so angry parent. Why didn't you put your name in this piece if you're so outraged. Why do you hide behind your hedges in your chauffeured cars and complain about how the ruling class institution that you're funding for fifty thousand dollars a year. Why are you not doing anything about it. The answer is because we are ruled by a bunch of cowards. It's not simple. Courage is lacking all across the landscape. People say well charlie. How do i be courageous. It's actually unbelievably simple. But very difficult. You must choose to be courage courageous. Miss choose to have it. It's a conscious decision and for all of these parents and kids and families first of all. They're all going to get discovered. Just so we're clear. I'm gonna make prediction right now. Almost every single one of these parents talked. Barry weiss will be routed out one person in those adirondack chairs is going to sing like a canary so they had harvard westlake and they will be found out and their children might be removed from the school. I guarantee it. I've seen this happen before. We are already ruled by the woke left. And they wheeled all this soft power and now the parents who thought that they were going to be immune to this are living under that very same tyranny that they were endorsing. Do you know what's so funny about all this. I guarantee you that some of the parents that are complaining about this at harvard westlake. They work for corporations that are funding these sorts of ideas all across the country. That are supporting. Blm inc brentwood parent. Says she has tried in small ways to stand up to this quote they say. I don't understand because my skin is white. My child asking me obvious questions. Like if i work really hard. Shouldn't get rewarded. We know at this is. This is an attack on meritocracy. It's an attack on markets at an attack on private property. It's an attack on hard work. We know this. We've been warning against this. But these parents have been asleep. They've been complicit and if you're out there and this is one of you it's time to not just get into a little bit of action. It's time for massive action but the real underlying problem with this is not the coward. It's not it's not just that they don't have courage is that these parents are all eagle maniacs. All of them. None of these parents would be okay with their kids working construction. If you go to one of these chair skinny pop popcorn meetings that barry weiss talks about and you ask them ten parents how many you would be okay. If your child became a plumber they would laugh so these parents would much rather have their children be. Secular angry liberal woke stirs then. Happy fulfilled loyally married upper-middle-class plumbers electricians or carpenters so children says here in the peace now. Learn how the new rules of woke work. The idea of lying in order to please a teacher seems like a phenomenon from the soviet union but high schoolers. I spoke with said they do versions of this including parenting views. They don't believe in assignments that their grades don't suffer. I mean it's we've known about this for years the only way to get a good grade in college to lie. The only way is fifteen twenty years ago. this was the case. This is some sort of new phenomenon. I'm telling you right now. The baby boomer's adults. Where what have you been doing. On this landscape unbelievable some teachers are rebelling. Which in this case looks like becoming a republican but others go all in on the ideology which has caused conflict with parents who don't quote. The school has taken over as the moral guide with me being the irritating person in the background. Who doesn't really get it now. Of course all these parents. They're not gonna take their kid at harvard westlake because they wanna be able to go to a cocktail party in ten years in their second home in malibu and say my kid went to stanford not that oh yeah my kid's a plumber in irvine employing one hundred people has no debt loves his country as a couple kids instead. They need the social status. All of this nonsense is because parents are living vicariously through the social status of their children. Not caring if their children are becoming good people no in fact the parents that are telling their kids. Yeah go lie on that assignment not just lie but institutionalized that lie make it permanent because you going to a place to get a piece of paper from before your school is far more important than your integrity. This is a very good quote. Sometimes the smartest people are the easiest ones to fool phenomenal says a father who recently moved his son from one school to the other no courage because he doesn't put his name quote if you made a decision to go on the board of dalton having espoused all these leftist us forever and you want your kid to get into harvard. Do you notice how many times they mentioned getting their kids into harvard. That's all these parents care about. It's as if they're a failure of existence if their child does not go to harvard. Not that they're a good person. You're just not going to do it. Most people want to be members of the club. Yeah yourself included. You know why smart people are so easy to fool because they have no wisdom intelligence and wisdom or not the same thing this mother says. I don't mean to get emotional. I just feel helpless. As she fought back the tears. I look at the public school and equally mortified. I can't believe what they're doing everybody. I'm too afraid. I'm too afraid to speak too loudly. I feel cowardly. I just make little waves. Another tells me i fear of retribution would have caused my daughter be ostracized. Guess what the fight for the country's difficult you might have to break out of your yukon. Xl and sacrifice. Something as i've said we are creating the most racist generation sense slavery. That is what our public schools are doing. The most racist generation. I will read this entire paragraph in its entirety. I have a friend in new york. Who is a mother to a four year old. She seems exactly the kind of parent. These schools would want to attract a successful entrepreneur. Feminist and a die hard manhattanite. She's dreamed of sending her daughter to a school like dalton one day at home in the midst of the application process. She was drawing with her daughter. Her daughter her daughter said offhandedly quote. Mom i need to draw in my own skin color skin color. She told her mother is really important. She said that's what she learned in school and her mother of a four year old. Those moms right now. That have kids. That are three four five years old. Dude you're going to have the courage to stand up to all of this or you'll oversee the creation of the most racist bigoted backwards and regressive generation since slavery on the front page of charlie kirk dot com. Encourage all of you guys to go right now. To charlie kirk dot com. It's a great website. But i'd say so myself off. Posh new york city school want students to stop using terms mom and dad to be more inclusive a private manhattan school that charges fifty seven thousand dollars a year has issued a twelve page quote inclusive language guide to staff students and parents which encouraged him to stop using the terms. Mom and dad daily mail reports quote grace church school in no-ho has offered a twelve page guide staff students and parents encourage them. Stop using the terms mom and dad. This is an episcopal school. Just so we're clear. This is a christian school also offer schools and after courses for its students at include single gender groups the roots of empathy program and of course called ally why who how according to the guidelines. Instead of using the words. Mom and dad students should say grownups or folks are family and instead of husband wife or boyfriend or girlfriend. This replaced with spouse partner or significant other quote while he recognize hateful language. Hateful saying mother and father is hateful and a christian school. Do you see kind of why we've been hesitant to say we should ban hate speech. The terms husband wife boyfriend girlfriend are hateful. I guess they won't be teaching the ten commandments. Honor your mother and father. I mean this as lovingly as i possibly can. And i can't wait for all the come in. I'm not surprised with his piscopo school. she's not. I'm sure there's lots of good piscopo institutions out there. Most of them are like this. He said the casa concept of the glossary stem from quote our desire to promote a sense of belonging for all of our students. As part of our episcopal identity. We realized the dignity and worth common to humanity basically reverend robert penalty or the second assistant head of school said about the inclusion glossary that we must create welcoming and inclusive spaces. And we must fight against misogyny homophobia racism and ban hateful language. Live a suggestion for grace church. School you've probably already done this. But then under your own rules banned the bible god meet created man and woman. Honor your mother and your father. That is a christian school in new york city. You see the left is like a lidless side. It never blinks. Imagine an eye that never blinks their focus their intense the take over everything they possibly can and the only way to push back against all of it from a berry weiss story to the california mandatory as tech worshiping for children or the chicago reparations. Is that decent. People need to start being courageous. Need to stop being so quiet. The woke stirs they've been platforms supported and given confidence that they can destroy. It's now time for everyone to find a little courage within. Thanks so much for listening everybody. Email us your questions freedom at charlie. Kirk dot com. If you want to support us. Go to charlie kirk dot com slash support and. Thanks so much for all of you. That got involve a turning point. Usa usa dot com. Thank you talk to you soon. For more on many of these stories news you can trust. Go to charlie kirk dot com.

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Yeah like when you see When you see a a sea otter covered with oil bad when you go ooh he might need some rubbing out. Let me get some so helpless. Look at him he died. So what are you talking about the one where the dirt in the in the Gr added? No it's two foot. It's no it's more like well. No War no all the phone. It's it's it's tall tallish off the ground. Yeah but actual depth of the inside of the dumpster. Yeah it holds twelve tons of material. That's four feet. I don't think it's three feet from the ground up. It's about three in how we're looking at a low okay. Yeah boy. Three and a half was racist. Super Embarrassing for me. Because I'm exactly right. Yeah exactly three now. Two feet two feet where the dumpster with the wheels. Hey I'm not factor in the wheels all you have to do. Tuck the dirt under just four thousand buckets when a bulldozer into this God. Damn thing trust me. I get the idea. I'm trying to explain to. It doesn't hold that much I it holds her well tons of matter. Beim exactly right when I say to foot inside so anyway the point is this is now that much material moved out plus grading I did and nearly eight hundred feet of pvc and God. Did I get my ass handed to me? Going to the supply store Rayleigh. Because I you know I don't do irrigation. You realize there's all these intricacies that the insiders know. Yeah it takes a minute to learn you finally get to it but then I bought a timer. That was not enough stations and then I bought the wrong fitting and I didn't get the schedule Eighty android going through the yard. Now it's A. It's not easy when if you haven't done it before once you learn it. It's a joke. How easy it is but it takes a minute right. Yeah I don't know man. I am so against irrigation these days. I'm planting everything. I can plant total indigenous. Everything that's right and If you and and then artificial grass which looks pretty good now. It's expensive yeah. I think it's good long run but if man if you take a look in front of that other shop and you just see that explosion of Cactus in the front every single one of those came from the Home Depot. They're all in. A Plastic Cup is of Foam Cup. You DRINK COFFEE. Out of in the seventies the whole thing cop and all wasn't higher than eight inches just planted them all and they all just explode and there's no irrigation. There's no guess while anything if you get plants that are supposed to be here right. They don't cost as much in the long run with water plus I was lead heroine was leaching you know I had a a a water bill for about two grand one month. One two months cycle really realizing wait a minute. Something must be leaking underground. Doug everything up sure enough. There's like one thousand nine hundred fifty one galvani stuff It's just leaching water right. Yeah so I started over from the source I I ran everything new. It's a huge project. It looks gorgeous. It's going to really be pretty so you're right. You're all alone. You're you're operating Bob. Cat I am so I've got very good. The wife is out bringing home the Bacon Yup and your opera spending the money. She brings home her like that and I'm between two jobs. One was just ended. One starting two weeks my guys. I gotTA keep busy though. They're doing all the work with me The neighbor fiasco who who dug a three hundred foot trench to make his wall Ended when the inspector came and said you've put your wall trench on your neighbors property meeting me right. He and I ended up getting a big screaming match. After I went to the city you realized if he just made a three foot foundation fourteen inches tall put the wall in an L. on my side and his side of the Property Line. You'd never would have had to call me. But instead he took matters into his own hands higher diggers. They dug the trench. He got caught. I went to the Department of Billion Safety. They said do it this way. I told him that and then he said that you tell me the title with a day right so then talion Nonni and thank you. Ladder digger diggers yes. He didn't know who was doing the Labor. Keep our. He's formally withdrew his he was. We had a joke a running joke about that. He gave Kabbah. If we put the fence. On Your House like great I'll take the fucking Kebab dope with the Goddamn trench on my side anyway the Kebab offer has been withdrawn buried back. Palanca. Bob Well you. Can't he buried back the drench at the guys to come back and they were glaring at me as I'm doing my work. Meyer French and I pulled the job from them inadvertently because they were gonNA build a non-permanent six wall now he's putting the white vinyl across put the white vinyl on my side. I'm like Great Thuc High. Yeah that's it Someone's up there spilling standalone shelving unit. I love once what type of joining I guess Right that's the question they're gorgeous. Hey Fran yes sir. Thirty eight what's going on So yeah I WANNA put a little shelving unit in my kitchen it's going to be about four feet wide by about three feet high under a window with a. I guess a couple live edge top. You know. Live edged Yeah so the bark and shit on it. Oh I know what you mean like Slab piece of Slavic. Cut OFF A TREAT. Your right to an slab embark along At least one edge And I was just wondering what the Best type of joyner you would use if you were to build a standalone cabinet. It's about that size I'm thinking data's but I do have Craig System here that I can use to Craig's what do you think? What is it Craig? System some of this eight? I'm not up little angle. Do Hickey that let you drive screws? That okay. Well to me. There's when you're talking about joints there's two things there's an aesthetic and then there's a strength part to it you know so. It's if you're if you're doing some kind of open look and you want a lock. You know that a dovetail joint looks awesome and a data looks pretty good. A joint doesn't look good can be strong so but you know if you're putting a face frame over it you can do the but with the crag or you can even do a bite joined like when we did. European cabinet work. We did all but joints with confirmation screws to just big healthy. You know I wouldn't use drywall. Screw in that situation on a budget join the Brit. Only snap and there's a ton of good screw so reached us these fat ass com format screws. There were stubbing. They were thick. You drilled them with the confirmation bit which had like a couple of steps in it and you put that thing in and it just sucked in and it was probably strong as Dato was at that. Are we going to see the joints at all or no? When I'm done. Yeah well will. They be exposed Yes it's GonNa be an open front piece I'm trying to figure out how to strengthen the back of it but it'll be open to the front well the back just for you guys. I mean just for like a traditional cabinet build. You'd rip up your material you would put. Data does where your shelving was going to go and on the back. Put a rabbit right and you'd also then cut your shelving a quarter inch short or whatever and you dropping your quarter inch material in the back once. It was all done to square. Scores it up and make strong. It doesn't wrap it in. I'll not that. That's why I called you guys right now. You could do you all have serviceman if you weren't going to see and then that's the way to square the cabinet up because you got stock piece of you know. Md WHATEVER YOU'RE GONNA use him use any back in your if your yeah but if you're really looking at kind of doing it right you do. Data does and then a rabbit in the in the back right and and you could get a rabbit bit with a bearing on it or you could just say yeah. I have a rabbit on my router right. Well there you go. Let me tell you guys something. Let me give you guys a little Router tip I hate changing router. Blades are router bits. You know what I mean. It's a fucking pain in the ASS. It just is and they always get stuck in there and if the tap on them and everything and then sometimes that weird sleep thing chuck then comes out when you pull the thing out. It's always weird. Where's the ranch? No one knows where the ranch's super skinny weird ranch go ahead and have a couple of routers permanently like half inch straight bid on one and have the trimmer bid on. Just have them. They're cheap now. Get a couple. Put a couple of bits in them and just have them use them for their locations. I wish I had room for that. I'd love that on three routers. Pitching them permanently. We all well Fran. I know you find this quite humorous but get trim router. It's the size of a coke can and you can in their sixty nine yet. We'll here's the other thing. I know I'm a broken record. People I got a half inch chuck with a plunge three horseback eat. It's too much router that you're doing you're doing a rabbit bit on some multiply your dropping the thing down three eighths of an inch or whatever. It's got a bearing on it. That TRIMMER BITS. That trimmer louder. More than enough and you can handle it and it's not dangerous. I don't like the plunge router now it's route to your point for that job. You're right. Yeah they're hard that's right like like stromer. Hong Yeah France go live a little Caesar Gary. How much at Home Depot can we get a ray OBI trimmer router for I'm going? I'm going sixty five bucks. I'm going under fifty out there. You go I get a man sixty nine. Oh wait that's come on. That's battery battery now. Now now come on Gerry. Matt help him out stuff. That sixty nine another gay thing. Help him out within sixty nine. He's way off all right. Thanks ran beautiful luck I o B router trimmer Home Depot. There's kind of cordless gotta be accorded one up there. It's gotta be or or let's say by the way you could go listen to me now. That's not a trimmer. Listen fancy tip. I just talked to the guy at the rental department and he's at Home Depot. He said if you go on their website. Trevor Shaun you can buy all this stuff used on in the rental section alley. Yeah and it's it's a great way to get there. There's a tremor. There's a rate is that there's a rigid trimmer. What is that thing cost? Carry One twenty nine. Oh now you have it rich. It's pretty cheap ransacking to do it. If it's more than fifty bucks how much you could. You could find a twenty three dollar one. What's that trimmer own? Master drill master Kommersant free. Throw your. That's my handle. Yeah Yeah also called the supply right moment. That's right all right. Thanks ran wait a minute let me just from Aquinas. One More Time. I called the What is it the inducer? When I had to get my wife to deliver the baby she would say it's time to bring up inducer. Wow thank you so you can go to harbor freight and for twenty three bucks and get a genero trimmer and I guarantee you after three uses you'll throw it as hard as you cannot wall by you can go to Home Depot. Get a Ray Obi. I'm convinced for under Fifty Bucks Gary is GonNa make me write it. So what were you named after the Turkington? Let's see Ya. I wish I want. I am also curious why that thanks ran. I don't know why that rigid one hundred twenty nine bucks. I think must have not been a trimmer or there was something we didn't know I don't know anyway. Gary will make me right in a minute. We'll there's Outfitting GARAGE BASE REC room. Let's just go down the line. It's talk to Oh twenty nine bucks. Two point four APPS. What is that? What brand professional woodworker. Oh five reineck. Special Woodworker Hey Jerry. Thirty six Virginia. That's going on. It's not too much. I'm calling today because I have a twelve hundred square foot garage space at home that I finally got around to cleaning out and cleaning up so that we could use it as a rec room. Space for the two Kiddos And as we're converting it I still getting a bunch of spiders and bugs and that kind of crap in a garage and I prefer not to seal up the eighteen by eight garage door. Hold is there. But I'm at a loss for what I might be able to do. Feel that garage up so that we can stop getting spiders and bugs and those kind of things and you've got a eighteen by eight garage door opening their shirts. Eight foot tall seems a little. Maybe it's about eight. Yeah how is the ceiling in the garage? Yeah I guess so. It's higher ten foot ceiling okay So that's like a standard size and the garage door. That's there now you don't want to get rid of. Are you going to use it again? What the thing is in the springtime in the fall? When it's nice it'd be nice. Feel to open that space up but you know because sits in that track and that tracks got a little giving it. I'm trying to get that thing to sit flush so they'd also for Hvac is now. I gotta I gotTA basically Unconnected SEAL when wind blows and whether that kind of stuff basically big hole inside your house. I'm going I'm just GONNA go with Peel and stick foam for now. They make the peel and stick gas. It's like the gasket that kind of fans out and you can trim it. You know so that it sits tight on the frame of the garage door. But I've done all of it and it all rips off over the three month period you use it. And now he's not using the door that's the thing he he's opening in the spring wall right now. It's time to lose that stuff like I don't. There's no magic bullet is what you're telling me. They make they make a base. They make they make okay. It's a couple of things they make a threshold base sealer. That rolls out that you attach to the ground. Yes it sucks into the door when of close as well. It's like two part. No I don't know if they'd make a two-part I've us like the one part where it's kind of hire us as the number one now. It's that bulbous. It's this one had a little bit of an L. shape. Joe Because either way you could seal the base up stuff for the base. Yeah they make stuff for this. None of it is that good and it's not meant to be used back and forth. It'll peel off right. When I'm saying is you could shut the door. You could go down to the home depot and gets them like bug spray. You could also buy some foam peel off adhesive weather stripping and you could work it around the door. Just stop the gaps and then you could go outside the door and you take that bug spray needs. Lay Down a little threshold up and down and around and whatever like the exterminator does and then you could keep it that way and tell you wanted to use the door in which case you'd have to peel that. Shit how about? Just how much is this Queen? Snapple gun around the perimeter of the door frame and then you know late late long onto the slab of the garage floor. Tana with duct tape. Yeah and then. It's like hermetically sealed. All right what do you think of that? Otherwise you've got otherwise you over in the garage or anything. He doesn't need to look pretty. I just this Queens. A good idea. I A little prep you for the corona virus. That's right and you'll get rid of the dogs but then the Ratzel come in and eat your children and they're playing on the floor because they've got peanut butter on their hands. I like the screen idea. All right they also like Tommy. John didn't give an f they give three of them. Man Fabric fit and function proprietary fabrics. Have performed like nothing. You've ever worn before they gotta know wedgie guarantee comfortable. Stay put waistbands luxurious soft feather light moisture Wyking breathable fabrics designed to move with you. Know bunching or writing up. 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Hurry Tommy John Dot com slash Adam for twenty percent off your first order. That's Tommy John Dot com slash added twenty percent off. Tommy John Dot com slash Adam. All right let's see. We got a mortar question. What we'll go down the line here. Let's get the five Jacob thirty two Ohio. Yeah he's man stromer. What's up on man? Hey I got a camper and I don't like it sitting outside and I keep seeing ads and stuff for like metal. Pull Barnes to put up and I don't know if I should buy one of these metal kits or just built wooden structure to park it in You just want to protect it from the elements are or what what is what is the point of this. Yeah protected yeah for winter storage And then keep it out of the sun and stuff during the summertime. My take is much like the camper itself like when I was young guys riding around at trucks. They made their own camper camper kind expensive There were a little hard to find like one that may fit your particular truck you know model or whatever on now. They're pretty abundant. You're better off just buying one right. Yeah I kind of feel that way for the shelter sheds these this has become a cottage industry. Like you know it amazes me. I'm driving around you drive around. We live in the San Fernando Valley. It's hot during the summer July August. And you see these poor guys are working on the roads doing the sewer thing or whatever and you see they got the pop up pop up now and it's like Oh yeah. They pulled the manhole cover off. They put the pop pop up over it and now they're insuring injury and I didn't even have a hat right right. Yeah I didn't even have soccer parent chairs that when you unfold them. The top like a cantilever right. That's how far the technology's come. So I think just go find a decent your that would fit your needs or suit your needs and just go out and buy which is make sure you anchor. I'm so Mao because they can get sucked up by the crazy tornadoes. That happened in the Midwest. So you gotTa make sure it's secured to the ground somehow. Yeah that's why I wasn't sure. What the metal kits. It seems like some of them. Just have an anchor. You drill into the ground. Where if I did a wood structure I might or no foundation for the Poles. But then you gotta do moving and gets Adams point getting a whole system that way. It's almost like you're building now a full on garage or a pergola. So it's a lot of engineering work so I don't know look at the two options and see what's less money. Just make sure it doesn't blow away when the when the hurricane comes Ma Ma winds coming to see the Nashville thing. It's crazy now i. It's you know whatever I got I got too much on my brain even figure it out. But here's here's the thing Jacob do it and you could anchor it They got lots it. Tighten bolts and red heads and all sorts of stuff. Now me do whenever you want. There's lots of fasteners. The point is is somebody figured out. Fasteners growing up are back in the day coming up. It's like you'd have to drill a hole. He'd have to put a lead sleep in there. It it just kind of sucked and now somebody figured it out with Titan Balts and okay what are the Blue Ones. Call again mindset We'll figure it out. I know I know the blue cement anchors called that he'll figure Gary knows Gary Scott appears love tap con. God have tightened tap gone. Hey Dave thirty-five Minneapolis. What's going on man going on everything man Well basically got a hundred and eleven year old limestone Foundation Minneapolis That just I sweep the walls getting cleaned up couple weeks later go back down and it's just pilots and at the bottom just crumbling How do I go? I'm trying to figure out how to how can I see it without potentially causing trapping moisture in my understanding grindstone's like technically supposed to breathe. I don't WanNa see what up and then it rot faster. And is there a water source like is it is it in the dirt in any place where waters leaching into it or is the moisture coming from the the snow? And the rain. That shows up. Much that I have Added on there was my first thoughts place for your ago. They were in the corners. I was getting some you know water on the wall that I could see. It was just not like you know beating up or anything but he just looked visibly wet added. Those gutter extensions since then. It's apt that but even on the sidewall. It's just everywhere. It's just okay soon. As does he have a limestone foundation so this was corey limestone. That was set down in the house or the structure was set on top of the limestone brick and limestone is in the dirt from the foundation. That were the cement is underneath the ground correct. Where yeah there's a Slab Cement Slab Floor in the basement in mind. Yeah that's lab goes underneath the limestone so the you know there's all these waterproof foundation systems that require trenching from the around the perimeter of the house. 'cause YOU GOTTA. Stop the water getting into to the foundation. It's never gonNA be sealed from the inside. We had a call like this last week and a couple of guys called. You know hooked us up on twitter and they were like it's the Mid West. You gotTa have the founder. You know it's all it's that whole thing where we don't get that same kind of moisture whole held in the soil like they do in the mid West so yeah it's a trenching and water -letes. Yeah what stops to the DUCK? The crumbling of the limestone that just. So if I if I mitigate all the water there's no water on the outside you know Grade the around the edges. Trench it all that it's just. It seems like it's not the water that's causing the limestone to deteriorate in like you know. Look where I'm from the San Fernando Valley so we don't really know from limestone I haven't dealt with it that much or at all bite you can stop the water that will be your best shot at the stopping the deterioration of the line. Now what happens if it keeps degrading that I don't know maybe someone listening can Send us a tweet and we can address it in the neck show but stopped the water from the outside that that is going to help. That's going to help a lot. I don't know I feel like a die. I feel like a doctor. You have some sort of disease and I go. Well Stop Smoking and start exercising and you go. Is that going to cure my disease? It's going to help like just do that. And then we'll see if the disease continues. I guess and if it does can you? Then we're going to have to figure out how to address that and I think that the reason is disintegrating that it's a cycle of moisture and being dry moisture being dry so becomes porous and then breaks out. Because have you ever Dave? Hasn't have you ever Stromer lightweight concrete shot on a wall or shot on something. Yeah or in Pool Gun Night. Kind of yeah you know how it works. Beijing. I DID IT WITH MY POOL. Bar My underground pool bar. They shot it right. Onto the side of the pool after I excavated it and the and the dirt to and they string wires which is a little different than a pool. And so they'll do they like pull hard wires. You know six inches off the wall. Would THEY SPRAY ON LIGHTWEIGHT CONCRETE? And they trial it to the wire. And that's your that's your your Screed stick Oh. Wow yeah that's A. That was a bad ass bar. Yeah I liked that that was cool with the Porthole. That toll thing. Yeah you sano tubes going into the I just WanNa know what ladies you had jump in the water while you're having a high ball watching some swan kicking down there in the movie road heart it is it is it is used in that movie. With Larry Survey Miller. Yeah I excavated the side of the pool so the side of the pool. Thanks Dave was. You could see the shape of the side of the pool. That seems like it was completely influenced by some James Bond Video. Footage that you've seen in your that's it then I aldea. I dabbled into the into the side of the pool. And then I put a cage around the Dow and when I drilled my holes my portholes donald around those okay and then I tied the cage into those then put the Sano tubes through their sano tubes called. Sino tubes yes that's the Sino tubes and Then called in the gun guys and they strung up the wire and they sprayed the whole sign crater a wall. Yeah and then and then you sit there. And they're buying you watch some of those ladies swim around. That's right that's my speaking a moves own or rent your own home. Well sure you do and I bet it can be hard work and I know because I've been working hard on my home as well so you know it's easy. Well I'll tell you what's easy bundling policies with GEICO GEICO makes it easy to bundle your homeowner's or renter's insurance along with your auto policy. It's a good thing too because you already have so much to do around your home. Just go to GEICO DOT COM. Get a quote and see how much you could save. It's gyco easy visit. Geico DOT COM. Today that's GEICO DOT com. So I do those kind of projects and then people come up to me. They go You'RE GONNA put your do your storage yourself and your garage and build your own units and I go. Yeah I go. You think you can handle that. I go yes. Well how do you know I got because I fucking put portholes inside of my pool and built a bar next to it and they go. Yeah but this is different okay. Yeah they're challenging you challenging. You're I'm the more I thought why not believe you? More think about life the more I realize that people don't fully factor in other people's life experiences. Now I have to sit next. Poor drew all the time. Or it's like he's got his dumb fuck patients and they're like I don't want it. This is what you have to do and they go. Yeah but I believe and he goes. Listen this is what it's my feeling is. Are you nuts? I don't I should just say half a word network should run the other direction with funny figuring out in my Goddamn life right but I have to sit and argue like I don't know if that's you think it's GonNa work. I don't know Bob. Says he doesn't think Bob the guy lives at his mom's house doesn't think it's GONNA. Yeah well it's all right. Well then we'll greet. It is Bob as emphysema and lives with his mom. Doesn't it's weird? Yeah it's a little bit of rudimentary knowledge from like to your point of doing that. Construction project really translates all things. It's just a different medium right. You're either working cement or wood or PVC or whatever it is. It's kind of all the same if you just do one. You'll then have a fairly adequate working knowledge of how to do stuff. Not only that. You'll just apply that general logic to live by which people don't really understand logic of building. Gary we have in our computer somewhere pictures of that That wall that bar that bar when it was dirt somewhere boy what I wouldn't have I would I if I could only be back in time and just have one high ball. Net Bar with you That's all I wish. Is that so wrong we can. We could probably arrange that. Yeah is it still there? Who's there now sold the house to a chicken? She sends me texts once a year. Do we like her. She's a little crazy but she's Nice. She's like she's like your neighbor wants this. The Oh the neighbor wants to sue me. I'm like yeah. He's a shyster lawyer Guy. Who tried to sue me too? So now he's trying to okay. That's awesome yeah adult lawyer man to everyone. It's awesome STU adult lawyer man. That's why you got you got your initially attracted the law so you could sue neighbors. Yeah that's it. Yeah the law the law by the way. I hope that douches listening. I'm still waiting for the paperwork. Remember seven years ago when you're going to deliver them was the suit for it. Rain real hard. Yeah lived in the House below. Meaning dirtiness pool ooh dirt and he claims. It's because I had a water main break and put dirtiness pool and I said I think that's from the torrential rain and he's like it's from your water main and then I said okay. Well I'll just call my insurance guy and then he can just over and take a look at it and we can figure out how we're GONNA fix this with the insurance guy. I'm not letting that guy on the property and I'm like well now. There's a problem because I have homeowners insurance. Uh the water main broke and your boob got flooded with dirt. Then I have to call my insurance guy. And he's like I'm not letting him on my property and I'm like well. Then how shall we resolve that? I'll tell you how I'm going to sue you. Give me an dollars. I said I don't know I think we should let the insurance adjuster guy handle this and he said I'll handle it. You give me ten thousand dollars and I said now. I don't think that's the way to go. And he said I'm a lawyer. I'm not a TV guy. But I'm a lawyer and I'm not doing a TV show where I lost bad contractors but it was sure look bad and I know he bring that up really. Oh Yeah I know where you live and I know where you move to and I'm just going to serve you with papers and I thought okay. Yeah I don't know how this is going to look inside a courtroom when I'm pulling out emails where you're going. I'm not GonNa let insurance guy on the property but give me ten thousand large. I don't think that's going to help head lawyer. Is that extortion a little? I await your paperwork. I wait until now here now now. I told you at the time there will be no paperwork. That's correct and you know why people go people say this all time they go. Hey you can sue over everything. That's right and they go. Hey this guy's a lawyer. He can sue you and I go. That's right but guess what a lawyer knows better than all of us. What actually will work in court. He's a lawyer. That's his job is always trying to use it to shake you down threaten you. What's his case going to sound like in court? The answer is he. Sounds like a shyster WHO's trying to shake down his neighbors then he's not going to bring it to court right so he says. GimMe Ten thousand dollars or I'm going to serve you with court papers and I go. I'll just wait on those court papers that will never arrive right and the other house. I sold the hat another lawyer going. I'm going to see because the foundation is cracked. And you hit it from the inspector and I'm like all right. Serve me up those papers bitch. No papers and then they went into like a hearing. And they're like the Realtors GonNa give eleven thousand dollars. How much are you going to give and I go zero? But don't you want to get this settled so it'll go away and I go. It has gone away like but he's here he's going to serve you the paper. What is his paperwork on? Say I sold. The fucking house is from one thousand nine hundred twenty three. I sold it to some nut job I. They hired an inspector to inspect the foundation. I hadn't been living in the house for three years. Got Been Renting it out. She hired inspector and their assertion. It's a huge crack in the foundation. And I hit it from the inspector when I don't live at the House and having been to the property. Good fucking luck. Perry Mason. Good luck with that fucking sip of pace. Enjoy being in court while you try to make this case by the way guests. Who knows you can't make that case. He knows guests who knows who can't make the dirt in the pool case. He knows these attorneys know. They can't make yes. Who has cracks in foundations in homes in Los Angeles on hills? So anyway you pussy shysters. I'm still waiting on the paperwork. You WanNA serve it up. They'll y you had any of those come to fruition. Oh Yeah you get sued over over stupid stuff and you know things stuff. It's part of living in California and making more than a nickel year. Just get to but you didn't. I didn't think it'd be this at at this is. I'm looking at Matt Scherzer. Sad right like it's really weird and sad. I don't know at some point. Dignity has to fucking rear. Its ugly head doesn't it? I sure it weird. It's head sooner. I know so I can tax from the ladies like the Navy. Sumi over the and I'm like he's not going to Syria. He's trying to get money from you. And then I say to mark Garriga's how about your work with the Bar Association? How about this guy who just threatens his neighbors who tries to extort money from his neighbors do you think the bar would aguirregaray interested and it's like at the par doesn't do anything about those guys. They're they're worse than he is like. Oh that's an interesting. It's interesting that you guys have a sanctioning body but you don't. You're not interested in guys who just try shakedown. Their neighbors. Who are lawyers over. Your doesn't look bad right. Jesus very physician or dentist is their dentist. Version of this guy crawled over. He pulled my wife's tooth watts he do. Yeah there's now that we can do about it. Ultimately these pieces of Shit just have to live with themselves and I don't ever know that they're pieces of Shit I do you think they do they do. I don't think they care that's really you think that's it more than that. They just don't know I don't I have no answer that it's like I don't know today anymore if people are lying I don't either. I don't date. They seem to say things that are live. I seem to believe what they're saying. I don't know I don't know anymore. There's no intent. There's no bar for integrity anymore. That's why now why that's why we have to create the the thing that we talked about the last time wherever they don't be so specific. Remember that thing. You need to learn to read my thoughts and respond. This one's on me what we invent some academy where we train people to have integrity. You guys remember what it was. We were talking about it and remember that. Does anyone know what I'm saying? Are you sure you're not just maybe it's the other show? Maybe listen I all all. I got all the sympathy in the world for that I do. I do fourteen year pressure. Shell are peer pressure. Ear Pressure Right. Yeah Pierce Right. Yeah okay. You're right I was right. Thought something was showing up in my brain. You're right squirrel rate. I thought it was gas anyway. Here we go all right. 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Third Wheel in a Quarantine (w/ Tommy Lenk)

Why Won't You Date Me?

56:45 min | 1 year ago

Third Wheel in a Quarantine (w/ Tommy Lenk)

"This is a head gum podcast. Why another episode of? Why won't you take me a podcast? Miyako pirate by the. We're me Nicole. Buyer. I know who I am tries to figure out how instill single even though you could put a hat over my eyes spin me around and kick me into the street and let a car hit me. I would still date you my guest today. You know him from buffy the vampire slayer East siders. He's got an instagram or he recreates looks from the red carpet and has a podcast called trash. Cavs it's Tom Lang. I WANNA do you. WanNa day you I want. What did you read? Thank you so much for doing this man i. I'm just happy to be talking to a human being right now. Yes it's hard we are so I stack episodes. This is GONNA come out for weeks after I record it. I have no idea what the state of the world is going to be. But so far it's been me in my house. What have you been doing Jerkin off twenty four hours a day? I had a full blown meltdown yesterday. Because I was like. It's GonNa be so long before I see Dick and person again and I started up sobbing in my bathroom. I I was talking to my my my horny as Gal pal and we. We were just talking about how yesterday I feel like everyone hit there like it's only what seven days in and we've hit like are harnessed chic. Because like I've got I've got I recently. Went like three weeks without touching myself. Enjoying the pleasure of my own company but I feel like the threat of US having to go an entire month alone like it all hit everybody yesterday. And so everyone got so horny. Just everyone I talked to was just like I can't stop touching my I truly masturbated four-times yesterday I and I discovered that too many times. I woke up sore look I'm having some carpal tunnel issues. You wake up in your risk just hurts. You're like why and you're like. Oh because I've been using that wrist and t h I did is I I. I took a very central. I'm Cortina my friend's house. 'cause I just moved just in time to not be able to go find a new place at my friends. My ex boyfriend and his boyfriend were all friends. It's fine I'm not in the throttle. Don't worry about it but they have their well off. One of them is a doctor and one's an executive. I'm poor so I'm just living. That's Corentin life and they have a one of those bathtubs with jet jet things in it and I didn't realize that the jets keep the water hot and so I took a very sensible erotic late night bath last night and I just like feeling my mic. I felt like Angela Lansbury in that video where she makes her she takes athlete. I would just like pointing my fee and then like rubbing my legs and touching myself and then I had my hand afterwards for real. I put ice on my hand. Because I'm just like I've I've got of giving myself carpal tunnel in quarantine. I was in Florida last month in Fort Lauderdale visiting friends and at like three. Pm The jets come on to fill the pool with hot water and just like inched myself over to the jet. And I was like oh my friend. Nick was like what are you going at and I was like actually. Maybe I shouldn't do this in front of you but I gotta say this feels good. He was like A. I'll get out. No no no no. I'm being weird. Look why should we be able to have just like comfortable feelings in front of each other in a pool? I say that's healthy. I think that's healthy as well and I'm going to start coming in front of my friends in pools. Thank you Tom. That is the gift that you've given me today. I take it with me was the thing is with your hands. Your hands down there. You can't shame us about it right like we should be able to to to just go to town on ourselves and one another as long as long as you don't really know what's happening. I don't know I agree so wait. You're staying with your ex boyfriend in his current partner. Are you friends with all of your XS? I'm not like I'm still in therapy from the from fifteen years ago from the one that just did broke me and I've never talked to him. Post break up but for some reason. I think it's an age thing I think once you realize like way because I have a weird okay. This is my thought about dating which is either use. You stay together okay dating. Is You stay together until you either break up or one of you dies. Yes think about it. I know that's a very fatalistic approach to dating. But it's GONNA end either way so why not be friends with people. After the fact the weird part though is that I'm saying with my ex. And he did Tom. Before me now. Okay I'm GonNa give you the full story. Yes please. I hooked up via grinder. This guy named Tom. And we had like an ongoing. Just like you know Hansie's Bozize's buddies for like on and off for a year. And then he moved to London because he had a midlife crisis. Then I I found another gentleman. Grinder went over to his house and I was like. Oh I have been here before but not with you sir. But he didn't tell him that and so then I started dating him so then own the original guy. His name was also. Tom Case turns out they had broken. This guy that I'm now saying God. This is so complicated basically. It's much tom my hands Tom. After Tom Com dated Mike and now the new Tom and then I broke up. Start then old term came back. I moved in with Mike Old. Tom Started sub sub leading mild place and I was living in his old place and then when he then we all broke. Broke up with my. I moved back in old Tom to cover that. It's so complicated. Is a gay soap opera. I can't explain to you right now properly. This truly sounds like a subplot to the l word. Oh my God. I'm living my best lesbian life. I Love Ed's anyway. So now I'm I'm we're all friends. Everything's fine They've all moved on with their lives. Mike he's a doctor and now he's with a casting director so happy for him. I'm so happy that the person who doesn't need to be dating a casting have Kasinga is dating a casting director though funny what. I'm being silly. But they're very lovely and I feel very hashtag blessed to be their third wheel while we are seeking warranty. I mean I'm staying with a couple. My roommate has a boyfriend. So I'm with a couple in this quarantine I've been having a good time being a little third wheel. Honestly I think I lived by myself for a long time and then not living together and then I was back living alone. I'm to be honest. I feel like I might be happier living with other people in a household. I don't know what it is. Oh I am slowly happier with a roommate and dogs because then I'm just like if I'm alone I'm alone and I'll be like all right. I guess I'm not going to wash my hair or my clothes and I'm just GonNa be Stinky alone but live with someone you kind of like okay. Well I'M GONNA wash my pussy because it might start stinking and I need to like be cognizant that we're gonNA spend time together a meant to that. So here's a question actually when you said that. Dating is truly like your. They're dating to break up or to be together until you die. That is that I think you're correct. I don't think there's like a real inbetween like even if you're friends with benefits like either it's GonNa turn into a relationship where you're going to break up. I mean I know the dark take on on dating but at my point of where. I'm at in life I've now. I'm at the point where my friends are having their first divorces and I'm like Oh wow like there were times when I felt like lonely and sad that I didn't have someone to be with but like I fully have opted out of having to deal with with divorces and I know I'm a gay person and so like I don't Ha- having kids wasn't a thing that I necessarily wanted or want to have in my life I don't know we'll see check back in ten years But I feel like I don't know like there is something to being happy with yourself and being happy alone and like I who's to say that dating isn't like or you know being together like I do. I mean I know other people talk about it but I always sometimes. I think that marriage should be a lease with an option to renew like. Let's maybe get married for three years and then like we had a good run and now I WANNA experience another. Type of car like your. I love the Prius but now I wanNA convertible and I know that you know I'm gonNA get less gas mileage but at least I'll have the wind running through my hair. Now have a new experience. I don't know I don't know the answers Nicole. I don't know the answers to but being monogamous is kind of like a crazy thing to ask somebody to be like. Will you love me for the rest of time? Like that's crazy and like some couples. I think yes like it. Works for you and other couples. It's like yet open relationship or taking time apart is also good for you. I think that's the most interesting thing about relationships because they can all be so fucking different. Well I mean the the gaze of really. I don't know what you presentative. Your audiences is the gays. I have literally seven straight male. Frankie Gra fans a gay men lesbians. It's Fat Ladies Ladies Ladies. Who Make their boyfriends? Listen that's all I WANNA BE WITH I. I'm so done with straight man. I just WANNA be around your audience. Feel like the gays. I mean somebody tweeted. There was a funny tweet the other day. That was a Corentin. Well now the gays will have to start only sleeping with their husbands. And it's so like and I'd take no credit for that joke but it is. It is so true most gays married couples. I know are in an open thing and I don't know if that's the answer but maybe it is and I'm so shocked that the straits haven't really caught onto it yet but it does seem so weird to have this whole ceremony that was created like two thousand years ago so that we would be brainwashed into not like sometimes I think about marriage was like well you had to like save yourself and then get married so that both of you wouldn't die of you know you could literally back. Then you could die of gonorrhea right so everyone's trying to not die of gonorrhea. What a Mozart die of. I always think about that like well. We feel like marriage was created so that we could. You know owns that men could own women and people wouldn't die one. They were twenty. I don't know it just seems so outdated to me. When's the last wedding you were at the last? That's a very good. I haven't been to a wedding in so long and aren't you grateful for that. Okay here's why I like weddings. I like seeing my comedy friends dressed up because they all cleaned up so nicely. And I'm like we never really dress up for each other. At a wedding I get to see people in their best of the best But like it is weird. That marriage started off as white. A bartering thing. It's like well. If you give me land you can have my daughter and then in like the fifties the De Beers company was like a diamond ring is what you need to give a woman which is like a fully made up thing already got eighty obsessed with the history of diamonds and how we were just all advertise bring Washington thinking that. That's what you have to do now. The stone that we have too many of and that the keeping surpluses now what we have to get married with. Yeah it's so fucking bonkers to me like I don't want a diamond ring when I if I ever get married. I want like an old ring that they found in like a a thrift store or something like one of my best. Best Friend's my dear friend who lives in Portland. Her husband wears like this ring with a eagle on it. It's like a like a piece of costume jewelry. I think she's got a fun rang and I'm like yeah. They didn't spend a lot. They got married in at a campsite in this beautiful place in Portland. I was like yeah. The wait you're doing. It is like chill and cool and I love this. I totally support that my friend Darlene. And She just wanted to. She's an actor and a writer as well and I have the same reaction her which is as of marriage as like. I don't I don't WanNa get I WANNA get up enough in front of people and have them clap for me and give me a tension. I do that all the time. Like I feel like non-performance. People may be neat. Want and need that moment of getting hit. GimMe attention like I get that too much and I honestly don't want you to look at me while I'm having real feelings. So she got married in her parents living room in Tennessee and then she came back to L. A. And had a had a party at Sean Hayes Mansion in Ooh now like and that's that's the way to do it. You use your. You have a rich friend. Let's have a party and you you put on your nice dress and we all get to come and dress up and just like have a party like to me. That makes more sense. I just want to. It's what I want to have a party. I don't WanNa have feelings and cry and feel weird in front of an audience. It is very performance to be like I put all this together. I hired a wedding planner. I hire people to Cook for you. I'm paying for your dinner. We're GONNA dance either a fuck in live band or a deejay and I'm gonNA cry in front of all of you and you're GonNa like it and you're GonNa Gimme fucking presence for crying. It's so wild I do but I I do. I love that you appreciate the fact that you get to see your your friends get dressed up and have a moment. I just wish we had another reason to get dressed up like yeah. I mean I'm GonNa after quarantine is done. I am dressing the fuck up whenever I leave my house. Oh by the way. I'm I got invited to a google. Hang Dinner Party tonight and it's formal and we're supposed to dress up. Cook ourselves dinner and we're meeting in o'clock my friend. Sarah organizes something like yes. I will be doing this Sarah. Michelle Gellar Oh no know but it is. It is a common. It's another Sarah. The common names in the world. I know but SM G and I are and this other. Sarah are all friends and we do text each other as a trio. So you love it. I don't WanNa like nerd out but like you were very wonderful. I'm buffy and that's what I know you from and I think you're really funny wonderful and then do you remember years ago. We didn't get together. Yes we did. A- vote get get registered to vote video via that Joss Weeden organized and directed. And I didn't WanNa hurt out to you than that. I enjoy you and think your Goddamn gift to the world and Hilarious. So what a treat. I love that thank you feeling is mutual. And I'm I'm obsessed with you. I was like when John asked me to do it. I was like I had the tiniest part in the whole thing I was like. Yes I do this because I love Nicole and I want to be near and close to her. Yeah it was so lovely to me. It was so weird to be there and then Johnson asked me to write something else and I wrote it like in a couple hours and then sent it off to him and right. After I sent it I was like you just sent Joss Weeden of first draft. Who are you thank you thank you? Lord God Tam talented in this entertainment industry professional. That's what you are. But then had to backtrack and I'm so sorry. That was the first draft. Let me go through this again. Oh my God it was so wild. Also what is weird is that I met you. Pre doubt was like that was like the. What's the word the calm before the storm? Yes in two thousand sixteen. I guess and now here we here we are again here. We are again at wild. How Things Change? And four years four years we were trying to get hillary elected but then everyone couldn't get over a couple of emails and now we're in a full blown pandemic with no pandemic team and some wild president who just keeps talking honestly put a muzzle on him. He truly is wild but we don't talk about him so let me ask you. We're GONNA talk about relationships In a little bit a little bit more about relationships but You on your instagram. Do you recreate red carpet flux. When did that start because it's so funny It started with three four years ago. It was the met the met gala was watching it and I was like the theme was like space age or whatever and I was like the every one looks like. They're wearing the same tin foil. And then I posted one every dress at Mikhail. Then I thought oh well let me see if I can just make a bunch of these posts them and then it got back. I think it is because Lady Friends of mine I think it was like S. MG post reposted them Eliza Dushku reposted them. And then he just took off and I was like. Oh really this is. This is one thing I am not trying at all to do. I've been an actor for twenty God yet in Hollywood trying to stay relevant trying to get attention in this the thing I did in my sleep. Okay I'm running with it and it's like three and a half years later for maybe as warriors all their camp. It's going to be four years at the met gala. That would have been but it's being canceled this year have you do you have a book? No I honestly think if I were a straight person doing this I would have had a book deal by now. I would've had a TV show. I keep to not to ride your coat tails but I keep saying I wanna like in the style of nail that I wanNA do a trash fashion show where it's your average American person trying to make outfits out of trash have you pitched I I keep trying but no one will like people. I don't know where to go. Where do I go? I'm going to send an email after we're done to hook you up with the production company of nailed it in. You can pitch to them because I do think that's a good idea. I think it's very fun and you. Will you be producer on it? Thank you very much for sending that Amos God damn it. I love to get paid to just have my name on some God. I said I was going to keep doing it until the beam. Tv show. And then I got tired like two months ago Mike it's going to become a TV show. And I don't know how many because here's what I've learned. It's a Lotta Goddamn work to be lady as you know and to put on the up to me. The most exhausting part is putting on the makeup. I just don't enjoy it. I don't love it and I'm so I'm very alone. Saw putting the I'm taping these outfits to myself and sweating and got my camera and Selfie mode trying to get these photos and it's A. It's a lot so I would love to do it when someone's helped because to me. The fun part is like solving the puzzle of like. How will I make this outfit with what I have here in the limited ingredients that I have and I love making the outfit and it was kind of skill that I've always had like? I was a big theater nerd kid and was constantly having to make costumes for whatever show that I was doing. So I've I've known how I've been crafty for a long time. I didn't really. I didn't see it coming together in this way though way. Oh my God I did go to a psychic. No I had a psychic. Come to my house. Because he was a psychic who came to my friends business and was like I see you guys not working together very soon and then two weeks later. The plastic surgeon that they were all worked for drove off a cliff in Malibu. Die By accident was the one that did. Heidi Heidi and Spencer did her all her plastic surgery. He just accidentally died so I was like. I want to go to that psychic. She is accurate. Truly years ago he came over and he was like I see doing something. He's like I see you doing like something related to the Oscars and I just did a short film that I had submitted to the Oscars and didn't qualify and not make another short film and then he said I see. You're doing something with costumes and you're going to get into shape. I'm like okay. I'm getting a shape. I know Josh Sweden. He's GonNa put me in a marvel movie that happening. I'm getting I'm I'M GONNA be a superhero. I feel yes well. I was like four years after that. I was still angry that none of that control until I realized it had because I had done the thing for the Oscars with e on the red carpet making costumes. I had gotten into shape because of the the the thing not coming to me. If I get into shape the the psychics thing will come true. And then he'd give me a dollar amount and that's what I've been paid by e so anyway. All the psychic person was right not in the way that. Oh my a guy that was going to be. Isn't that weird? That is very strange. I have seen several psychics. Not One of them has predicted anything in my life with any sort of accuracy met with a pretty famous like medium and they so we did this like pre interview thing. They're like are you a believer and I said no may ask me why and I said because a lot of questions are so open ended and you fill in the blanks and you can look up a lot of stuff about me on the internet or listen to my podcast or whatever and they're like okay. Well this person is real nice it all right so then. I met with them and they were like don't answer. The open ended questions. If you feel like that's like a cheat I said okay. So that's what I did and they're like wow you gave him nothing and I was like you told me to give him nothing and then he didn't say anything that I didn't already now. And then he was like talking about somebody in my mom's like personal history and I was like I don't know who you're talking about and I asked my on about it and she's like Oh. I have no idea what this I talking about and I was like. I have yet to meet a psychic. Did tell me anything. So we're GONNA have to give me the name of that psychic 'cause I got talked to them okay. Well to me okay. This is me with everything. I'm Jay is like half of me believes having a half of me is like yes. It's real and maybe. I have part of the power to I'm a psychic as well. The other half of me is like that's all trash. I don't believe second of it. It's all trash so I don't know I love I. Ideally I would love for the psychic stuff to be real but also pragmatic and. I'm just like `I skeptical and I don't know if it's any thrill though my friend has a has a psychic step mom caller and She did recently. My friend was like. Hey I'm psychic step. Mom told me that somebody in our group was depressed and I went down the list and then I mentioned view. And she's like yeah that's it and she gave a good the specific reason. Why and I was like yes. She's powerful she gives up powerful. Which so and Sheila maybe it's you and GP psychics. I don't know I'll have a thing where if I wear short circuit electronic things. I can't wear watches like the battery dies. I don't know I wanNA believe in all the magic stuff but I just don't know I don't know you know I don't know either but we do have to take a break. Oh happy socks equals happy people. Everything is just better when you have something to smile about. 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It's interesting that tender tender for gay people is like match Dot Com for straight people and ten and tinder for straight people is like grinder for gay people if that makes sense correct absolutely so it's so interesting that you know. I use tinder to try and get a date but to me. Tender is like back in the early days of being gay in the nineties or early offs. Like you'd walk past a gay person and like you turn around and see if they turn around to see if they look back at you and then you're like Oh my God they think I'm cute. And then if you feeling really bold you'd go up and talk to them and maybe get their number or something right but most of the time you look back and you both get excited and nervous and scared and then you'd keep walking right to me. That's what tinder. That's so swiping and matching on. Tinder is like did. We both think each other was cute. Great moving on. Never GonNa talk to you and like occasionally people will talk I for a while. I had a rule on tinder. Like you. Send a few messages and then I say hey. Let's meet up for drink. 'cause I just. It's just so sad and disappointed that no one's really meeting up from tinder at least in the gay realm but I will say on Grindr. That's how I've met people. I ended up dating and I honestly kind of going to be real with you. I prefer if you have sex on the first date at least for gay people like there's so much like hey are you top bottom or versatile and like why why am. I GONNA wait three dates to figure out if we're going to match up in that arena. That's Joe I feel people. Keep telling me they're like you can't do that. Men Won't respect you if you sleep with them on the first day but I'm just like well. You also slept with me so like why wouldn't you respect me if you were doing the same thing as me I am? I'm honestly I'm still blown away. That so much of straight like male female straight dating lady friends that they're still going by these ARCHAIC RULES. I don't like to that. Just seems like such a more empowered place to be of like. Yeah if I WANNA sleep with you on the first day I'm going to and if you're gonNA fucking judge me for putting out on the day and you can't take me seriously someone today than fuck right off. Yeah but it also I do. I do feel like the women. Do Women still hold all? I feel like straight men are getting laid way less than gay men because the women are holding the power of win. We're GONNA win you're GonNa do you know what I'm saying? I don't know. Does that make sense? Yes yes yes. And then a couple of guys where. I've slept on the first date where they're like. I don't want to sleep with you because I want to see you again and I'm like Oh my God. If you fuck me and it's good you will see me all the Goddamn that Madonna whore complex. That straight men on it gets a lot of gay men are dealing with as well like but I just want to. It's easier to have sex with you and be comfortable with someone that haven't emotionally invested in or something and I mean you said top bottom verse. I maintain that straight people have it too. We just don't name it like I'm a full-blown power bob and I like. I am an aggressive bottom and I just need someone to top me so I know I know what you're just click and you're just letting you are more in touch with your your your your wants desires and needs and you're more willing to talk about it. I just wish everyone would be more open talking about it. And that's the thing with the gay stuff it's like like at least on. Grindr you you can be like the I love. The grinder. Had A spinoff website that was called into because that was like the second after sending photos was like the first thing that wants know. What are you into and then you would be like I. Am You know I like to make out? I like to do this. I am verse here my stats. Here's what I looked like. Here's some photos like get it all out up front. Like what are you into? Let's just say because then I can be like okay. Cool moving on. That's not a match for me or like. Oh I am in the mood to do that and me personally. I'm versatile I know that people make fun of that but like I I want to do both and so let's match up or maybe for for this time only gonNA match up with you because for whatever reason I don't know I just I love that we can be up front and say him into this and I will find. I've found like the last couple of people I dated was from grinder and we had great a great sexual chemistry and connection and then I was like Oh. Hey you're also cool like let's hang out. Oh I will let me tell you this. Have you been to Scotland? No I've never been I have not no. I haven't been to Scotland. I was supposed to go to Australia but that got canceled. Because it Miss Rona so I've never been to Scotland. Okay here's what I'm GonNa tell you if you do as a performer. The chance to go do Do a little run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. I highly recommend it. Because you're going to have the time of your life because I don't know what it is. The hottest men are there I am. I don't know why the young men's wanted to date me there. I don't know what's happening but it's magical and you gotta go because also on the hook up. Apps like tinder and grinder like you can meet up and then like have like delightful civil conversation afterwards. Maybe you have a drink coffee afterwards. Like I don't know what it was 'cause here a lot of the gays they wanted to sort of like hook up and like by but for some reason over there it was delightful and like I made friendships. I had like a little summer fleeing. I don't know what it is. We gotta go get yourself there. Perform some Scottish gigs and then find yourself some Scottish men. Because they're the accent. I do will love that accent and I do find Scottish men to be very attractive I think he's Scottish. My I have a big crush. His name is domhnall Gleeson Dino who is no. He's Eric Mafia and he's so hot oh no he's Irish. He's from Ireland. Well I bet the same thing goes for Ireland. I don't know there's just like a maybe it's a smaller country. They're just more friendly and well mannered. I don't know but I just also due date younger do generally. Are you on the APPS? How do I get on riot? Jesus not on Ryan you know. I can't get they won't accept me. I mean it took two years for me to get accepted. I'm for your thin and they have not accepted. File Ryan are as a as a as a well known celebrity person. Are you able to be on the APPS? Yes I'm on them I I. It's it's been weird in the last like year year and a half honestly ever since nailed it came out. People have been weird to me because before straight men didn't know girl code. They didn't know my podcast. They didn't really know my work but nailed. It is very much like stone. Kids parents like it's pretty universal so like more people will respond with like ooh I dig GonNa be US nailing it and I'm like a A fully. You didn't say that. Say like bad I mean it I would I would. I rather somebody say like wait two week in person to be like. Oh I know who you are. I'm familiar with your work. That's fine but it's when you say it before we meet up. It feels like there's expectations. Yeah it doesn't Doesn't create a level playing field. That's why I just sometimes when people ask what I do on the APPS I'm like I work in production. I work in digital content. You know soon as you enter actor or performer. They just wanted to like what we're GonNa find you and then it just I okay I will say I before before the Rohnert Happen. I gone on a couple dates with a really hot young out of my league. Hot Younger Gentleman Stop. Nobody is out of anybody's league. That is a made up thing to make us feel bad. Okay well then. Okay huge gorgeous. And he's you know a solid his much. He's much younger than me. And I got drunk at Akbar and he said hide me and then like I before I left I i. I haven't been drunk in the longest time but I just like went up to him. Gave him my phone or got his phone number. I can't remember what happened and then I the next morning was like I remember i. I've been drunk texting with this man and I can. I can't remember what he looks like but I remember he was scared and we went up had a couple of great dates and now waiting to go on a couple more but I did. I didn't know his last name. Will I knew we had a friend in common so I did a deep dive and I figured out his last name and I found him on facebook and then I did discover. He had some pe- posted some things from buffy on facebook. And I was like but I was like I respect that. Sir You see you kept it a level playing field. He didn't come out with it and say like all. I'm a big buffy fan. Because a lot of times I feel like Emma. Are you a fan? Did you enjoy me or my. Just the closest thing to the thing that you actually like. Which is the show right and so I kind of respect that that he just like cool about it and I will continue to go out with him because he is a good kisser again. Sometimes it's very hard to find. You're just like Oh we kissed in. This is awful. I had a date with a guy a couple years ago. We went out like six times or something and we didn't have sex because I was trying to be a good little person and wait the way people had told me to and I've never waited more than one day like but so six was a lot and when he finally kissed me on Mike Our second date. I think it was such a nervous kiss in like I was excited because I was keep finally kiss to me but then later I was like it was such a bad this. Oh I feel like also maybe if you've made out on the first date there wouldn't have been such a buildup and he'd be more relaxed and it would have been great. Yes and I wouldn't have waited six fucking dates to find out. They couldn't get it up and was not meant for me. Oh God anyone listening like let's just throw out the rules like everyone get laid on the first date find out if the D. is good. Yes because otherwise you're just wasting your fucking time. We don't have time 'cause you can have like you can like on paper. They can be the type of guy that like. Oh I could take home to mom. And they've got. They went to Grad School. They went to pepperdine and have a a master's degree in business. Oh my God like is picture myself the wedding. We're going to have a house in Los. Feels like you know. Have a good sexual connection. What's the point what I agree but I will say this? I've also dated people where the sex was like fine. At first we were like all right this nothing to like scream about where like write home about whatever that fucking saying is after like a couple more times and I tell them what I like. May Tell me what they like. It's like okay. This is nice. We can do this. That's true ya I guess. If you're able to get a place where you can communicate with that person. God it's just so hard to. I don't know why it's so hard to say like. Hey it feels good when you do this. Please don't anyone pinch okay. Anyone pinging nipples out there. You GotTa Stop. That I love to Pinch Nipples Not during sex. It's like when we're laying down. I'll just like pinch a little nips. I gotTa Stop No. You don't have to stop. You gotta like you gotTa feel okay. This is shocking and an pick sort of terrible but I had drunk a drunken date and the guy got so drunk that after the fact he went back upstairs to the breast on where what where we were he was like. I can't get back into the restaurant without showing them that we were already there. So can you send me the picture of the receipt from our bar? You Sir our trash and then he was like okay. I pay I pay like. Can you send me a screen? Grab of your credit card. Bill like stop trying to steal my identity. Anyway he's sneaky way to steal someone's identity because he could not your credit card number. I've been like going shopping. What an asshole. Anyway we were making out and he. We're both he was. We were both very drunk but he he did the old like pushing of the head down with a hand off for me. No thank you and then he. Samak me across the face. No you can't do that unless that's like you've you up to talk about that you have to like do a gentle tap on the on the on the Heiner On the booty. And like you have to. You have to feel out the situation. You've got to read the room I I don't her physically fine to ass. It's like I wanNA slap you in the face and if the person goes no thank you that's not for me you go okay. I'll save that for later. Yeah and I was like I was so shocked in so devastated to keep up I did. I did keep going because I was in such shock and I don't know we maybe that's a serious topic. You can delete if you feel like it but I just thought ask permission this no you can keep it. I don't care gotta you gotTa talk about it. You gotta communicate and you like anyway so anyway this was going back to the pinching of the nipples. I hate when people like at a bar. Walk Up to game and we'll do this. And they'll like roughly your hair they'll pinch nipples or they're like tweet your nose and here's what. I have to tell everyone okay. Do not never touch the hair you. How much work has gone into that? You know who's wearing people are wearing. Something that's glued on and you know please do not go in for that okay. And no judgments like me. Get to the point where I need to glue something on. So please don't adjust. Don't go in without permission. Also my nose look. I've got a big nose big host. Maybe we'll see. I have a big nose and they're crooked and there's a lot of equilibrium that I've established in there before and I don't want you touching that okay I can barely breathe the one good nostril the one septum. That's working okay. Don't tweak the nose and then finally you tweak my nipples because you don't know if that hurts me or if I like that like you gotta just ask permission but I. I don't understand why anyone is touching anyone without permission. I don't think I've ever had anyone tweak my nipples just like out in a bar I think people watch my hair of course and I like read them. I'm like don't you dare? Don't you ever? There loves to touch my feet. And I think he likes to touch my feet because it makes me scream irrationally. Because I'm just like I don't don't touch my beat. Their feeder disgusting. Not like not to be rude and Mike Reid people with a foot fetish but like why why? Why wouldn't Tarintino love feet so much? Okay Avatar to tell I I had a Shenanigan with a gentleman in New York and he. I just like I just wanted to make out. There was like a lot of tension like that like funds actual tension where like we just need to make out. And that's basically what I wanted to do. An aunt. He came over and then he was like I want you to put your feet in my. Oh boy and I was like weren't more when I was like okay but I can. We make out first. And then he was basically like Mamie put his feet in my in his face and I was not turned on in any way. 'cause I for some reason I felt I know. He was wanting to be objective. I but I felt objectified like am I just some foot for you? Am I just some thought to you? That's all you weren't. That's what you want your. You wanted. The the big reveal as me taking off my disgusting Salk and putting it in your I know thank you sir. I mean you way I could do like foot. Play truly is if I was with a partner that like I loved to the moon back and they were like okay. I WanNa play with your feet. Go take a shower. Wash your feet slip hers like they would have to be like APP amount of clean. There is no way I'm GONNA take my foot out of my vans. Like oh my like disgusting Mishmash socks and like slap you in the face with my foot. I like that is not for me. I feel like foot Finnish people need. There's hopefully there's a place where they can find each other so they can take turns on each other's feet a foot play dot com God soap feeder so ugly. I don't I mean they're far I don't know they also. I had my toes. I had my toes done in high school. I had no. I had a new England toenail surgery like surgery. Yeah I thought you meant your toenails polished during high school and I was like Okay Queen. Let's get an look nice. I like Polish nells flips. No I had extremely bad. Why am I telling you? I- ingrown toenail's an ad surgery on one during like why was in a musical on stage and was like. Oh my God you guys. I can't do the dance numbers right now because my I just got my towed on the other one and then and so like I don't think the guy was. The doctor was very skilled. Because like I've always been now self conscious of like I feel like he took too much off of the tone now nails so I don't like the way they look Also he let those let musicals. Were you in high school. Oh God all of them We didn't have a drama department at my school because I grew up here in California public school like the before I got there. The drama teacher had been fired for For assaulting did students very cool NOCCO man and way to be Cliche And so then like I. We didn't have a drama department. So I was in the community theater and I did all the shows your Charlie Brown and the wizard of Oz and HMS. Piano for God. I just did them all. But then I started directing them. I directed then unknown five-year-old Amanda Binds to be in our production of Annie Herenton pregnant and has a heart tattoo on her fame. No I'm like this my fault. Had you not got into the business because of me and the Camarillo you theater directly your fault Tom. You did this but also if you know Amanda bines please check in on her I hope she's Ok me to my heart goes out lovers much. She's so funny. I know she such talent and I'm hoping she gets back to a good place to took it too serious voice But Amanda bind segment of my by my finally my high school. They're like well. We don't have a drama teacher. So you should do it. You've directed musicals at the Youth Theatre. You should be in charge. So then I had a director production of the music man which I hate that show in any way I did erected. I just wanted to be a star and I couldn't because that a direct it have you seen the new cats are not the new cats the movie cats. I have not. I've been saving it. You have to watch it and if you have drugs take some drugs and watch it. It is truly a treat. It makes not much sense lake. I forgot the whole musicals. Literally just introducing cats to go to the heavy side layer. It's cats talk. They talk about themselves. They talked about the cats and then one of them dies and goes to heaven. Yeah I've actually been I. I haven't watched the movie yet but I'm GonNa Watch it a hearing quarantine but I the past few months. I so Zapper was the I booked a space over dynasty typewriter. Obviously it's cancelled now but I've been reading. I've been writing a one man. A new one man musical called cat where I play all the cats and I. It's all original music because I want to be able to do it everywhere not get sued. But it's a it's a pair of cats but it's basically everyone in the in this community theaters like rip-off production of cats gets food poisoning. I have to play all the cats and I work in the. I'm the box office manager. I literally GONNA sell the audience their tickets and then have to get up on stage and sing all the songs and be all the cats but now I have more love work on it and I'm going to watch the movie and see if that informs production though when you finally do it better be good because you've had all the fucking time. I'm kidding I'll see it. That sounds like fun. Yeah it'll be great But also like a McGee. Yes I'M GONNA work on it every day. No I'm not GonNa Stare at my phone. Be Anxious for month honestly. That's what I've done. I saw this being. That was like what's my quarantine schedule. Get up at noon and look at my phone from noon thirty to about midnight. Go TO SLEEP. And repeat yeah. That's all I've been fucking doing. Thank podcast lake comeback to record. I've been leasing till one because I'm a monster and I'm like well. This is my Natural Circadian Rhythm. Anyway and I've always just been fighting it so now that there's no shame in fighting it and no guilt like living my truth and sleeping. I mean it's Nice. I do enjoy the little break. It is nice but I do wish I could leave my house Tom. We've reached the end. I tried to remember to ask all of my guests. This I think you answer this right up top. Would you date me hundred percent? I'm legit considering if I'm bisexual like it's all time to question our fluidity and our sexual desires during this time. Love it and I honestly I'M GONNA I'm GonNa do some soul-searching because I would like to see if we can make this work perfect. Finally I can end the podcast. I love talking about myself Do you have anything you WANNA promote like your instrument? Follow me at Tommy Link on instagram. I've been slacking on the costumes. Because I just want to go back to being an actor and do funny things but I. Maybe I'll make some more while I'm here in quarantine but also my podcast is called the trash cast where I make people Bring me a trash and treasure and try to figure out which is which so you can. You can find that on all the places where you listen to podcasts. And it's it's real fun and I love that that's cute. Yeah that's it. That's what I got along and I'm a big Fan of youth. So thank you for having me on. I'm a big fan of you. Thank you so much for being. We're not being here for hopping on your computer and talking to me if you enjoy this episode of. Why won't you date me? You can like it you can subscribe. Itn's rated five stars and of you send me a nasty message hitting on me. I will read it. This person said I am no longer a taken gay so now we can really have fun. I'd let you slap the shit out of me with your convertible top. Clint referencing you telling so. Share your clip as like a drop top until sheer blunt force breaks my neck and makes me pass away. That's one here's another one Nicole I would fuck you all night long with a big blue strap on hid it from the back and play bongos on those lovely chocolate cheeks than gobble gobble up. That will doing a guy. Ti impression of and then For the grand finale. I'll show one way ticket to flavor town please before I eat that ass like high end groceries. That one was buying groceries. Buddy also I have a podcast called newcomers with Lauren. Laptops were watching star wars with almost star Trek Star Wars for the first time and I have a book coming out June second called Hashtag very very brave knee. Fat Girls Guide to being brave and not a dejected. Melancholy down in the dumps weeping fat girl in a bikini so you can preorder that with the link them bio and that's why won't don't you take me. Thank you bye. That was a hit gum podcast.

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184 - Weighted Blanket

My Favorite Murder with Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark

1:23:56 hr | 1 year ago

184 - Weighted Blanket

"<music> this is exactly right fries. You welcome to my favorite murder. The podcasts where we <hes> go over true crime cases that have happened in the history of man. I am starting from the crow magnin periods right all the way up through the bible and beyond you know the important part you know the ones you those those ones you like. That's what we're here to talk to you about and teach you yeah yuppie. I teach you there's so much teaching. Get your no pat out. There will be a quiz on this. Oh my god right down this info. We call it quote unquote information. We'll who knows if it's true or real we don't for sure it was funny. The other not gonna check where it why would that be a part of yes i would actually had kind of like a weird recovered memory the other night of of the live show where i talked about the <hes> murderer who was keeping all the bags of leaves and his house and when you're like how how come i didn't read this one. I'm like i don't know 'cause it's brand new like full confidence and it was like a twelve year old story. There's those ones that i think about sometimes yeah uh-huh mistakes. We've made and the path we've traveled but we just keep tripping. 'cause gets in mr. Thank you know what else do you need to know me. Nothing no no but i'm asking okay america i get how this works and beyond nethon no not one out or improv is off this week. We haven't been rehearsing no but still an we're. Nobody instead of landing. Isn't it stelling. I'm still they just say. This is the episode where will get sued for too many music did you watch the touching your hand. Did you watched the elton john bio-pic. I have not seen that you know. I hate movies. I'm a bad person to watch tv with dell right. I fucking loved it and dan. I loved the bio-pic of mercury with what's his face yup. Rami malek rummy malik and i hate movies and i hate bio-pic. They're so so easy to make fun of yeah but i wasn't gross you know twenty my sister who never gets to see anything because she's single parent and a fulltime h._r. Her she actually the first time she got a chance to go. See a movie. She went to see the elton john bio-pic loved. It has basically yelled at me every day. Since that i haven't yet i genus shocked. You haven't seen it. Did you see the queen the freddie mercury on i did see that why was ready to fucking tear it apart and i love that's great. I feel like any of those stories. What's more fascinating than watching. Someone become a mega rockstar yeah. That's a great story actor with fake not doing it so it's not that great. It's on biography. It's not like a real documentary. I usually hate audit got it because then in and i was like those teeth. I bet that was how it really was like. What's he gonna do next very compelling. I think that guy mr from mister robot is a great eight actor. He was great yeah but very excited to see rocket man because i hear everyone i know that's gone. Deceit was surprised at how much they loved it and how much <hes> they how how true an honest it was on elton john's part like how honest he was about being a diva an addict sometimes and all the the different things that was honest. I loved it. I think a lot of the times when you're on that level of superstar kind of yeah mount rushmore style you don't you're like yeah. It was the best everybody all the time. That's why we wrote. Stay sexy nugget murder. We got real real. Remember later in the future when we're stuck doc in county which is two months from now or just now now. It's now stephen will tell you it's already working on our next book doc county divas so many aspects in the on the cover of that both also just speaking of which <hes> in the spirit of our strong improv skills <hes> if you've ever listened to there is a i was call it a podcast but it's not it's just this weird weird radio channel on my <hes> apple music and its elton john's rocket our and he basically is the d._j. For an hour and plays you all all the new music. He loves an old hits. He loves henry rollins. The side kick because i feel like heavenly wrongs is by law required to be part of something like that. No it's all all all by himself. Going any basically is just like loves new music and loves breaking like new bands and it is awesome can then he'll remind you of like here's an old great hit yeah remember this fun yet is and then he'll say you. Don't remember this one because it just came out without being poser. Here's this bamber it now because you're listening into it for the first time right now to have anything oh i do okay kind of an important you have anything related everything from the podcast. He listen look last week in my a spirited and total totally enthusiastic dick excitement to talk about season to dairy girls you can't you can't you can't discount your excitement over. It needs to be part of it. No it isn't isn't really it's that i wanted to get <hes> the information right knowing i had messed it up once before when and i said the dairy dairy girls took place in belfast as if there's only one major city in northern ireland <hes> last time last week when i talked about dairy girls. I said the what i'll call now. I'll call it the map name of dairy because that's what i saw so you're not wrong wrong not technically but culturally very wrong in america. You're not ri- well on maps but i mean like if you pay attention into dairy girls which is essentially look at the title what you that the basics of paying attention <hes> the town londonderry is referred to as dairy okay and so last week i called again called it londonderry having been corrected having apologized <hes> but only forgotten my one mistake about talking about that show oh and not the second <hes> arguably could be more important. There's they're equal. Mistakes may be so anyway we got. I got that one tweet that was very very irish and very guilt ridden or guilt inducing where it was just like basically like i did it again and you don't don't seem to care. They don't care about anything but then i got another tweet that made me laugh really hard from nina p. n. e. e. n. y. P. she she wrote in and said or sorry they wrote in and said as my dad always says londonderry is the only town in ireland with six silent letters so so that's how in the future will remember to call it only dairy. It's just dairy just like we're locals <hes> and really gonna take this <hes> contrition and and this <hes> this new information this learned information right into our u._k. And ireland tour you're right. You're i'm it. I'm on it. We're coming. We're coming to you ireland to apologize to your face. That's right. I think d- <hes> dublin on november twenty fifth that show isn't sold out and london tendon on november twenty eighth. That's show show just got posted and it's not sold out yet so sell it out and then yelled dairy at us do that now. That'll be super irritated and you don't care we'll discuss it. You don't get right. Can i can i do. What's it called corner when i suggest something suggestions going. Is that what you're gone it. Did you watch like i asked you to jailbirds now. Netflix nope ken. We all mean to talk about it now. The has can we all all because it's the sacramento jail and it's just the stories it's like orange is the new black it's unlike the sixth floor which is the women's ward. It's like orange is the new black but real and terrifying and fascinating and wonderful and awful and amazing. They talk through the toilets. What yeah like there's a way to knock too because the plumbing is such that it just goes all the way down so you can talk to the do dudes and like foreign relations. It's like twitter through the toilet. Oh my god they fall in line. They send they send messages through the toilet. They've like trick the system and it's fascinating. What else are you going to do. If you're just sitting in jail jailbirds on netflix i highly really recommend it well. If we're going to do this and we might as well then i will say the reason i haven't watched jailbirds and i do have it on my little list when people recommend something to me. I definitely write it down because i can't find anything ever. Never you know i always get baffled but season two of mind hunter came on netflix and that's what i've been binging <hes> and it is i loved it so much i watched it all in like basically today under my weighted blanket and i will tell you this us and it's not a spoiler 'cause they talk about it a lot of the articles but among the cases that they address a big chunk of the back half of the series is spent and in the tie in in the case of the atlanta child killer that's right. They handle it so perfectly. They handle it because i got super super nervous like oh. This is going to be the version that we've always gotten him. Whatever and it's as if they've listened it's like they listened to pain. Lindsay's yeah atlanta child killer. It's a it's so well done because it's of course from the point of view of these the f._b._i. Men that went in but then it gets turned and the women playing these mothers of the murder children get their time in a way they never have in reality and as i was watching it i was just it's like this is beautiful and important because these are the things they were saying to anyone who would listen and no one was listening and no ex- you know like it gave me that feeling of like the the kind of justice where at least they got to say these beautiful and important things about about that kind of <hes> that kind of murderer hand kind of <hes> failure in the justice system for at risk kids like the kids that were below the poverty line in atlanta <hes> in the early eighty yeah unbelievable yeah and when the the majority of people who were white in law enforcement would come in and be so fucking condescending everything was about you need to take care of your children so like on the insult on top of the injury was unbelievable and as if they don't have their kids and are worried about their kids much as those you know as anybody else that is steady eddie right. It's there's a couple really moving beautiful moments and i just think it's i think they did a great job. I love to watch the rest of it yeah <hes> if we're spec in keeping keeping with the suggestions coroner confronting o._j. The podcast okay so i was like i'm done. I know everything there is to know about the o._j. Case we've watch the simpsons like we all know but then this one is hosted by kim goldman his ron goldman's sister and that's really moving and really beautiful and it's about <hes> loss and tragedy and going through this thing that she went through as a young woman and it's it's really well done and beautiful. That's great. I've been listening to <hes>. I've already talked about listening to the rom. Dos podcast here now. L. <hes> a couple times and but i've listened to almost all of them and i've transitioned over to a a podcast by a woman named tara brach <hes> who is an unbelievably amazing <hes> teacher and she's <hes>. I don't even know what what the correct terminology is but it's all it's basically kind of like. She's a meditation teacher but it's very it's kind of like what we do so how we use our own minds against ourselves and how to get out of the rut and habits of of being in the mind <hes> and it's very good food. It's that kind of thing. We're like the way she talks you through the stuff. It's not to whoo it's not too out. There and you don't have to know or have studied a bunch of stuff southlake. It's just it's very basic. She remained a lot of the stuff. She says reminds me of the stuff. My therapist says it's really good and it. It's just how it's it's you know. I don't know i've just i've been listening to it a lot like you know sitting out in the sun and it's just that kind of thing you go. Oh yeah that's true. Just this <hes> when you when you when you give your mind too much credit and then you get stuck in these patterns and how to get out of them anyway if you're interested in hearing thing about any of that tara brach <hes>. I think that's her podcast. I looked it up and it's like literally just surname brock turner rock b. r. a. c. h. I like the candidate that hold on. There's one other one. I want us to just carrier and it's a really cool like it. Kinda reminds me of night vale. It's like a it's like an audio a book but it's not it's really well acted and it's <hes> cynthia revox is the main character in our star and she's incredible and it's just a really fun but it's a podcast yeah and and it's like to get out of your head. It's creepy. Oh that's cool good nice. Let's our recommendations took forty five. <hes> com joined the fan. Call how fun with it you guys. That's all we have oh. Where are you going to do your your t._v. God for exactly right now. We're right. This podcast will kill you this week. There episode is about cystic fibrosis mind really interesting and i'm sure a lot of people out there want to hear about it. Per cast has lucy from whining crime murder squad billie jensen and my alcohol supplier murder squad <music> our headman and there's a bonus episode of you and bill johnson at the skylight bookstore. That's right and then foulland surprise guest polls oh right during my alcohol. What if you drink my alcohol. He said he has he's. He's had a couple of cans of wine and i feel good okay. The foul lines season five is out and it's incredible and and then what about this week on your podcasts your other podcasts. Do you need a ride yeah. <hes> the other podcast ever is stephen. Is this week with. Do you need right. I just me and chris yes last week was to know it's because it's every other week so yeah this this monday was the ghost the ghost add swan lake lights and everything's that's just driving around and yeah i listen to that too. He just talking is fun. It was one of the first ones we've ever done it r- actual night straight we usually do it during the day and at one point we drove by echo park lake and all the swan boats had christmas lights like on in the shapes of swans so it looked so beautiful. It was really cool. Love it and that just that's just one of the things that happens. One of the many things and you too can listen along. We look look at things. Can you fucking believe that comment on them. Yeah in in real time and risk that's right and they don't let stephen worse depot so it's real excited title or you hear him whimpering the entire time. He make him sit in the baby. You know he'd like it like a baby seat but with all kinds is a podcast equipment around tach to yeah and starbucks right next to him as he gets antsy. Actually a starbucks opened in my backseat. Did you hear a starbucks. Store opened a new location in your vaccine yeah. That's crazy joke here. Just turn a piece thrown owns. The one you're saying to me is let me explain this joke to but i don't understand it says okay. There's no starbucks in the back seat of my because i thought you meant when let me tell you what i thought i thought you went when opened and spilled shit about how that's <hes> ladies and john. We what we call a. What is it a homonym. Oh confusion. That's called <hes> georgia yeah. This is karen hi story. There's no need to spend hours wandering around a giant warehouse seeking out that one ottoman that's never even in stock. Wait article decided to change the way that people shop for furniture. 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That's on top of the already low prices so hurry rian take advantage. That's t. h. R. e._d._u. dot com slash murder right up dot com slash murder for up to fifty percents off select items today terms apply go by <hes> <hes> your first this week. Is it me it's okay so this <hes> i got the idea to to do this case because when we went to san francisco to do the cluster festival which was an amazing show oven we had the best time and at the end our good friend front of the show patent oswald. I was going to hold him podcast. Also i think i think we're gonna pitch to podcast oswald came on and he came and did his hometown from when he lived in san francisco which was the serial zero killer the duke and i was just flipping now because i'd never heard of this serial killer but more i mean i think it was like maybe in the list kind of looked at it but it was not anything that that growing up in the bay area that i was familiar with and which freaked me out and and patent went over it it kind of it was very quick can get super detailed into it so i figured that's what i would do this law so this week. I'm doing san francisco's. The dude alert thus there is an incredibly great article from the website the all a._w._o._l. Which was written by someone named e-leong green that had very good detail stuff about the victims of this. <hes> of these crimes also use u._s._a. Today the washington post and of course all american way up really and this starts in nineteen seventy four and what is mind blowing as that nine hundred seventy four is also the year that john wayne gay see began killing back teenage young boys that ted bundy began killing women that coral coral watts began killing fucking everybody and that btk as began killing seventy four four -ture shit together it was not so it was it was a time and a place it was there was all kinds of murdering happening. All across the united states in san francisco was no exception uh-huh and the city had already been plagued for five years by the now very infamous and yet still yet unidentified killer the zodiac is do you think it's gonna be solved anytime soon. They leave d._n._a. Behind i don't know this i mean. I hope so but it's like he. He started in sixty eight. Yeah salt lake that that d._n._a. Is like sixty years old yeah but i bet there's more than you think because it didn't cross his mind that that we'd be touched at at this point or whatever i mean i hope so and it was saved. You know those crimes come up or you listen to it and then all the records were destroyed. Maria condo on the fucking on the evidence room now. There's nothing lead space rid of all this evidence. So who knows i mean that would be an incredibly it would be so exciting and yet it would be also so anti-climactic some deck. It's always just some dick will and based on the the <hes> legendary david adventure movie zodiac yeah. I'm sorry zodiac claims oh diak <hes> is the porn that was made based on the visa visa and it's all the astrology signs sexy the sexy but in the movie the guy that the interview at the yes. I feel like that guy. I just really felt it but then again the movie wanted you to think that yeah but in real life that guy totally seems like the guy yes and he i live right near petaluma kodiak watch watch and also squirrels in your mobile home the end yeah the end butterflies van as we learned from less many said less taste and then quarrels in your squirrels in your mobile home staff it get out of here a few double wide so so he had this odia had been taunting s._f._p. End the s._f. Media with a constant stream of cryptic threatening letters <hes> for five years at this point <hes> <hes> the last verified letter ever written by zodiac. This was verified not they'd received other ones after that but they were all kind of yeah. They weren't sure who wrote them. The last verified verified one was written by the zodiac on january twenty ninth nineteen seventy four but what the city didn't realize was that just as zodiacs reign of terror was beginning to wane rain. A new killers was just beginning because <hes> five days before the last zodiac letter on january twenty the fourth nineteen seventy four at just around two o'clock in the morning. The fully clothed body of a man is found lying face up at the water's edge on san references goes ocean beach. He'd been stabbed multiple times on the front and back of his body and investigators determine he died only hours before he was found and based on the defensive wounds on his left hand he will <hes> he was believed to be conscious and put up a fight during his attack. <hes> no identification asian was found on the body but the man was eventually identified as forty nine year old gerald cavanagh <hes> who's canadian-born born in nineteen twenty three <hes> he'd emigrated graded to america now worked at a mattress factory in the bay area he was single <hes> and no one else that they interviewed really knew that much about this man's personal life so so <hes> six months later on june twenty fifth nineteen seventy four a woman walking along stow lake <hes> which now called sparkles lake in golden gate park mark discovers the body of a man who'd been stabbed five times <hes> again on the front and back of his body <hes> and he'd also died shortly before his body was found <hes> and investigators notice there are also defensive wounds on this body and he also had no idea on him when he was found <hes>. This victim is identified n._f._l. I'd as twenty-seven-year-old joseph j stevens and jay stevens was a popular female impersonator and gate comedian who'd worked at san francisco's world-famous club finocchio yes so <hes> twenty seven such a baby and he when he made his debut the all article talks about it. He was like he really he was. This really gorgeous drag queen who <hes> really made a splash got to work for nokia's which is a very big big deal but then eventually stopped doing drag and started just doing gay stand up comedy and yeah and and so young i mean like really just kind of ardinger there yeah <hes> witnesses say that the night <hes> of his murder or you know the the evening before <hes> they saw jay leaving the cabaret club in north beach and <hes> the police theorize that j. himself had driven with his murderer into the park <hes> actually given him a ride so um less than two weeks. After jay's bodies found on july seventh a woman's walking her <hes> walking her dog discovers the body of thirty one year old german american immigrant claus kristian he been stabbed fifteen times on the front and back of his body <music> now more than the first two victims and his throat had been slashed three time holy shit <hes> inspector dave tashi of the s._f. P._d. described <unk> as one of the most vicious stabbings he'd ever seen matinee might sound familiar to you because inspector dave tashi was the lead detective on the zodiac mediacorp ruffalo played zodiac yeah that gave me some serious therapy. Probably i mean when he retired he was he was in it deep and so he was one of the detectives on this case as well <hes> claus christian was wearing a reading a wedding ring but when investigators searched his body they find a tube who of makeup in his possession <hes> leading them to believe that chris man was a closeted gay man <hes> and later witnesses report seeing him at a gay bar in the tenderloin tenderloin called bojangles and this was the last place crispin was seen alive so the police say that there could be a connection from this stabbing to the other stabbings that have been happening. Okay so then ten months later on may twelfth nineteen seventy five so this is almost a year later. A fourth body is found stabbed to death beside the highway running parallel to ocean beach <hes> so he's identified through fingerprints as thirty two year old registered nurse frederick caperton and cape and it also served served in the navy <hes> he was a decorated soldier <hes> for his service in the vietnam war he'd actually one accommodation medal for saving the lives of four men under fire fire <hes> he'd also been stabbed in the heart and there were markings in the sand indicating that his body had been dragged about twenty feet from the place he was killed home <hes> and then less than a month later on june fourth nineteen seventy five a sixty seven year old swedish sailor named herald goldberg is found by hiker in the bushes near the sixteenth t the lincoln park golf course which is just northeast of ocean beach so oh it's around basically the same area <hes> and herald pants had been unzipped his underwear missing and the body had been there here for over two weeks yeah and it was basically a hiker went like ten feet oh yeah real and then found this body that had basically been hidden there so all five of these victims were found within four miles of each other and all within the span of eighteen months and because all of the victims were seemingly unle connected somehow to the gay <hes> lifestyle or seen <hes> of course the gay community is gripped by fear because clearly there is someone who is attacking attacking <hes> predator yeah yeah there's a predator in their midst and of course many people in the gay community felt like the police were not only not empathetic to the situation but they they actually blamed the victims and blamed gay men for putting themselves individual positions when they went somewhere with a stranger her so there's a lot of mistrust animosity coming from both sides and then in july of nineteen seventy five there are two separate attacks on gay men at at the fox plaza apartments on market street <hes> within two weeks of each other sa- both victims are able to escape with their lives so this is the first time people people are coming into contact with the who they think this person is killed. These other people might be <hes> and they both of these men give the same description of their attacker attacker. He is a tall young black man with very smooth skin <hes> so when a third man is assaulted around the same time and provides a similar description of the attacker that the police are starting to feel very confident. They're they're going to be able to catch this guy yeah. The problem is this man this third man who was assaulted quickly leaves the city after the attack and will not answer phone calls from the pulley right and so essentially this is what they come up against is it's the seventies his early seventy s in san francisco mid seventies in san francisco where a lot of the people <hes> some of the people will say that frequented gay bars were not out to to their family and there was a ton of risk of being outed as a gay person in the in the early to mid seventies <hes> 'cause this is nineteen seventy seventy four seventy five in nineteen seventy eight and he's still blows my mind. I learned about this by watching the mayor of castro street which is amazing documentary about harvey milk. He's amazing using he's. It's such a documentary if you haven't seen it. I highly recommend it. In nineteen seventy eight conservatives tried to pass this thing called the briggs initiative a <hes> where they were trying to ban <hes> gay people from teaching in california public school holy shit. That was nineteen seventy eight yeah which you would think oh no. It's almost to the eighty. Everything's fine. That's just an indicator for a you know if you if you don't know remember of the of the serious <hes> like oppression that was actually really happening and that's it's an amazing part of the mayor of castro street when when they go on and they basically debate the two people that brought brought this initiative forward and harvey milk and the amazing female lawyer i'd. I don't know her name off the top of my head basically decimate these on the live news like on the seven o'clock news in it is it is a beautiful thing to hold yeah 'cause. It's basically two people going yeah you. You guys like to stand up and talk talk about like that. We're pervert perverted or we're rano automatically bad people or whatever and it's like once you see two people who are just just like i am queer and proud going. You can't do this to us. The other two look like dip shits and and assholes like it's just such a telling ling moment and that initiative of course does not get passed and it basically kind of they you know harvey got out into the street and started talking to people in having people really doing like pounding the pavement and saying to people like if this initiative pass you understand that like you could be next whatever group buren right if you are not like the white majority you're also endanger can't start picking people off in these in these minority groups and saying that's fine yeah <hes> and you watch people have this conversation with with <hes> people on the street and you watch. Their faces realized like oh yeah. This can't happen operate. It's really amazing beautiful but we're still so this is. We're now three years before that only shy so people who are being attacked because they were eddie. Gay bar are like there's no way they're they can't come forward and have been on the news san francisco which everyone thinks a progressive city. It's like there's only parts of it that are that's right yeah and and and it doesn't mean that the people at your job will understand your boss will understand or you know your bears rooming yeah. There's there's there's a ton of risk so anyway that that became a big problem with this and of course the narrative became they like they won't do anything about it. It was really telling colleen you because you're not doing anything yeah too bad for you and like throw it all over your shoulder so by the assault victims and other witnesses accounts the police put the killers m._o. Together and basically what what would happen is this guy would go to gay bars nightclubs twenty four hour diners and and he would sketch the faces of basically his victims and then he'd come up to them. Tell them that he was a cartoonist. He'd show them the sketch that he drawn them them. It started off the conversation and all the witnesses and the victims said he was a very talented person very talented illustrator. <hes> <hes> really intelligent. He clearly had like an upper middle class education. He was very charming a smooth talker. He had a big smile which i always say you know i say the smiley are someone is to get away from that person yeah. What are you trying to prove yeah. I'm like am. I smiling timoteo. Take a lot of teeth and it's just it gets me. People think i'm psychotic because of it. I just want you to get here to college an m junctions into your into my teeth straight into the t. okay but lip shaped for you so let's inception. Don't worry about it okay so essentially it was he was he was intelligent charming and smooth enough that he could lure people to a private secluded second location <hes> to hook up and people felt very safe doing that with him and because all of these attacks happened on our around the weekends at night police suspected that he could live in the bay area but not in the city and then drive into the city on the weekends to do that and and lamar. They're smart to figure that out right that he's smart correct. You know what i mean. Yeah i do five months after these <hes> the july fox plaza apartment attacks tax police released a composite sketch of the suspect based on the assault witnesses descriptions. It shows a man who is between nineteen and twenty five years sold. He's african-american medium complected. He stands between five eleven and six feet tall and he has lanky <hes>. The suspect suspect is reported to have quote sexual identification problems. This is from the police yeah and is or was seeing a psychiatrist on an ongoing outpatient basis <hes> i don't know if that's from like conversations that the witnesses and victims had with him or what or if it was the investigation that basically brought brought the cops to those people. I do know that there was a they did discover or there as in in one police report. It says that there is a psychiatrist that came forward that said they had a patient who admitted to being the dude ler that they can't say who it is. No no that's not true because if it's you're hurting someone else or yourself you can break doctor patient confidentiality. Is that true yeah immediate immediate danger to yourself. They tell you when you go in as if it's your yeah to yourself or others they think you're being hurt. They can break it to does your therapist say that too. I think every therapist i've ever had it so that the i do they really leading yeah confront michelle next week. I guess she's telling everyone about your shit. Everything we talk about his honorable ause. Okay so the composite goes out and <hes> it's a very detailed and specific picture sure and i all the identifying <hes> details arrears specific but nothing comes of the release of of it <hes> and then in january of nineteen seventy the san francisco chronicle runs an article about the doodle murders <hes> get includes one story from an unnamed witness a european diplomat who you met the suspect in a restaurant in the upper market <hes> which also could be considered the lower castro <hes> that's right where my gap was when i used to work go i know that one over there too <hes> so the suspect ask the diplomat if he had any cocaine they went off to the diplomats apartment and they to party and chit chat or whatever and while they were in the diplomats apartment the suspect proceeded to stab him six times uh-huh but the diplomat managed to get away and he and he survived to basically make this police or shit he claims to the please that he and the suspect did not have sexual relations <hes> and that person remains unnamed <hes> there's also the there's stories about a a famous and still living a hollywood celebrity that also is attacked it but the dealer could be one of these three men that were in this apartment building <hes> and that name people have been trying to figure out who that person is for years <hes> for a long time. They suspected it was rock hudson because he was shooting mcmillan and wife insufficient time but they say this. The celebrity is still alive so it can't be rock hudson. That's what that's you know. Rumor mill stuff yeah reading the story in the chronicle people start calling in tips to the s._f. of p._d. <hes> leading police to finally arrest a suspect <hes> based on the description and people seeing this person in different places <hes> <hes> they he had been seen in a tenderloin bar perhaps bojangles and that is bojangles with hyphen <hes> there is no bill jingles fast food food restaurant in san francisco at the time so it's not a bojangles acid yeah. It's <hes> a bar so there had been a guy in in a tenderloin bar offering draw. Some of the customer sued they go they arrest a man and when they do they find a sketchbook on him and a butcher knife. No yes guilty they when they bring him in for questioning he is very cooperative. <hes> he'd never admits to murdering ertak in any of these victims but the police feel very strongly that this is their man and at one point he snaps and tries to attack the interrogating interrogating detective polish is arrested for like attempted assault or whatever <hes> but when it comes time to press charges about the murders orders with this guy the three surviving victims refuse to testify against him in court fearing that it would out them and destroyed their lives and as a result the police are forced to release this suspect and that suspect sakes identity has never been released to the public despite this setback in the the case when that like basically <hes> when that piece of the story comes out to the public <hes> harvey milk immediately steps forward to defend the surviving victims decision not yes by saying quote. I understand their position. I respect the pressure. Society has put on them. Any and harvey milk also cited that twenty. I need to twenty five percent of the eighty thousand gay men in san francisco are closeted about their sexuality at this point in time showing a wide reluctance of gay men to share their personal alive publicly understandable understandable because the fallout was so much greater than we can understand today that anyone really understand <hes> <hes> it was a big part of that culture. I just can't i just can't get over when i remember seeing the the briggs initiative from the documentary i watched i was like oh that must have happened a couple the years before and the fact that it happens after the fact eighteen seventy eight is so shocking to me and so- justifying in that in that risk could that he's talking about total just like it's like still coming at ya yeah and actually when the killings began it had only been a year since the american psychiatric association patient board of trustees had stopped classifying homosexuality as a disorder holy shit it only then a year so very you know the stigma was not gone anyway anyway. So that was forty years ago. The case still remains unsolved but this past february twenty nineteen police released new new information about this case and i think pat and talked about this a little bit yeah <hes> but since the capture of the golden state killer through use of d._n._a. Detectives detectives interest in the dude ler was reinvigorated and because all those big cold cases that seemed so mystifying back then are all. I think being looked i i <hes> <hes> so the advances dna forensics lead detectives to believe their chances of catching the killer are now much higher in the past year investigators have submitted dna evidence to did the police's crime lab and are still awaiting results in early february twenty nineteen san francisco police released an updated sketch of the original suspect to reflect how he in may appear now forty years later and it essentially is a bald black man. Yeah basically looks just like the original picture but he's bald the heavier actually so thorns of released the recording of the nine one one call that reported the discovery of the first victim gerald kavanagh's body <hes> the caller there was an anonymous at the time but they're asking whoever that color is to come forward to they can re interview them and see if there's any additional information that they can get from them if if they're still alive which is the weirdest part of it is. It's long ago enough that that's a big town big issue in this case <hes> it's it's possible that the douleur may have been responsible for as many as fourteen murders that took place in san francisco's gay community <hes> during that stretch of time between in nineteen seventy four and nineteen seventy five how and if the dealer is still alive today he would be in his mid sixties so i said i was always curious. As to how i didn't know about this kind of famous francisco serial killer <hes> and then i read this paragraph from the along greens article in the all which kind of like took my breath away because he says and then four and a half years after the killings ended san francisco's own ken horn a ballet school dropout was reported to the the center for disease control with kaposi sarcoma. <hes> and five murdered men would become relative to what followed a statistical michael blip yeah so is essentially the these murders happened a little bit of time passed and then the aids crisis began and basically every everything changed permanently in san francisco and obviously in the world and so that is the hopefully soon to be solved case of san francisco's. The dude ler to that is emotionally charge that not crazy. 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There's a blog called scarlet letters. That has a really great article about this and the crime blog mostly mystery dot com has some good info too so i've never heard of this. Okay who i think he will want to hear about detail right now. As okay lama this out of my mouth here we are in the spring up twenty fourteen chris crammers. That's a female care i._s. And lease and for their students there from the netherlands and they're planning a trip together go to panama lee. Sam is twenty two. She graduated with a degree in applied sciences from div inter- <hes> which i don't know if i said that right the previous seem like a good. There's a bit of an accent. There liked another lens. I've been amsterdam you all over it. <hes> <hes> she had just graduated and chris who is twenty one and just completed her studies in cultural social education specializing in art education at the university diversity of oops wrecked they had met while working in a cafe together and had become close friends and they had recently moved into the same student. Housing in it's amersfoort is where it's called in the netherlands so they were planning to go to panama is like their in-between year. They were fucking stoked. They had spent six months saving eating up money and planning meticulously planning this trip. It was gonna be part vacation but then the other part of it was going to be a service trip they plan on spending some time hiking thing and tourism ing which word and then they were also learning committee learning spanish and then following that they would be volunteering at a school teaching arts in crafts to local kids while staying with a host family nice it was going to be there. What's it called bumpier. Is it bumpier. What's absolutely not brought me but it's scapula gap here. There is a gap year working at the gap right in my front teeth. I had got here from age zero to seventeen <hes> so at least an she's six feet tall and athletic she'd been a volleyball star in college and was into extreme things like skydiving and now nearing she had don alpine hiking in the netherlands so she was experienced an experienced hiker in mountain nearer for <hes> she was she's described as thoughtful thoughtful intelligent empathetic and she kept a diary and brought it along with her to panama so chris crammers was described as creative and intelligent. She's outspoken responsible. She had this beautiful long strawberry blonde hair <hes> she had less outdoor experience but she was young and healthy and ready to fuck in take on the world should supplant go to graduate school for art history after their trip to panama after their bump peer. They both grew up in amersfoort town in the netherlands lends about forty five minutes from amsterdam where we had so much fun. Yes dick what time what time i'll never forget that hotel room beyond the dream apartment hotel room it was okay that was going to talk about vinci's snafu airport but maybe tayo stories that's cast on march fifteenth two thousand fourteen. The women flew to amsterdam liam from amsterdam to panama panama city then took another flight to boca del toro than a boat to the panamanian island of isla colon and and then in the archipelago. That's probably not right. Look you pronounced. It are shapur geo article archipelago. Is there an i in there somewhere arca no not anymore arche palaccio archy so they adventure in town and around there until until march twenty ninth and they arrived to boo catta. That's the small town on the call darah river in western panama where they're going to stay in the host family's house and and teach children <hes> and the townsfolk <unk> is something like it's like a fairy tale. It's in the bottom of this valley and it's surrounded by like rainforests and there's a volcano. It's it's gorgeous and there's a lot of ex pats and tourists that go to this place specifically and of course you and i remember pam on the eighties. It wasn't a fucking safe place to be crazy yeah yeah so now but now it's actually one of the safest countries in latin america and boquete. Tei is thought to be even safer. It's a popular with retirees and ex pats and in a has just one paved street in theory than ten thousand residents. It's known as literal little switzerland for its resemblance to the alps. Wow yeah that's cool yeah but when they arrive there they and they go to where they're supposed to start work at the school. They're disappointed to find out that they are turned away. The the the people say that they're too early and there's a whole mix up with their schedule <hes> but they were able to find their host family these two young women and they checked in there and they plan to do some sightseeing while they figured out what the problem was so on april. I'm sorry but that gives me this uncomfortable feeling it starting already yeah because has your when you travel that much and you're saying they took a plane and then they took a boat and they had like clearly going to slightly remote location yeah they arrived knowing the language completely ray and then there people are like oh no no. You're not supposed to be here. You know there's a hotel united states. I'd be like oh yeah so imagine imagine you're so far from home hopefully but you have your best friend with you and like so that's comforting but you're also to women in a foreign country which is just scary gary begin with so they find their host family they check in there and they're gonna do some sightseeing on april first two thousand fourteen chris and lizanne they take taxi from their host families home and dropped off off the famous pianist a trail. It's a trail that leads them to the continental divide which is like that saying the continental divide gives me goosebumps. It feels so huge and like a cool indie band name. Yes oh that would be a good name by the way your own. These pronunciations are really plus. Thank you. I'm trying yeah. You're doing great. Thank you <hes> so just in case. We're all wondering like i was earlier. The continental divide is the crest that marks the spot where the where the country's his water breaks for the pacific ocean in one direction and the caribbean in the other dividing the two oceans. They both go at either direction this way. Look look at that way. Got it here. You are east west. Okay didn't get that far. Sorry pretty sure we had a book. Oh yeah like in the new national geographic series style where it was called the continental divide and i would look at it but not read it big things like pictures. Only i'm out. You and i know words overrated. Cad information is done read okay so this hike that they were gonna take <hes> <hes> which goes up and back the peonies trail. It's like a famous trail. <hes> it should just take four or five hours to get there and back and if they had gone further it turns into kind of like wild terrain and they don't suggest you go that way so it even though this is a trail it's famous it wouldn't have been <hes> <hes> suggested that to foreigners take that trail themselves they'd actually met with a potential guide earlier in the day an and they in this guided suggested that he'll he'll take them on the trail they can spend the night at his ranch and then come back they had turned him down for some reason but it agreed to come see him the next day so it's kind of weird that they were then just like like but let's go on this. I think they were expecting it to be just a small casual hike okay so i think there are smarter not spend the night at just two strangers ran right right. That's probably what they were thinking and yeah. They'll they'll take regular hike the next day but so they just i it seems like they just wanted to take a nice hike and kill some time yeah <hes> so they plan to hike through the scenic forest around the baru volcano which is an active volcano and that would bring them through the cloud forest which is because the height is so fucking height to did it's through the cloud yeah and there's also waterfalls shit amazing yeah <hes> judging by the close and what they brought with them they obviously didn't plan on being there long they dress in shorts and tank tops and only brought a light backpack one of their passports a little bit of money their cell phones in a digital camera like they weren't planning to need more than a snack and some water nothing more than that. This was not a long-term heightened not at all. They were never seen alive again. Okay so so so there. There's so much one of the mysteries about this case is that there's so many different versions of it of you know who this belong to what happened here. One of those things is that there was a dog that had started the hike with them. A dog named blue that might have belonged to the host family might belong to the restaurant that they had had lunch at family <hes> but the dog with them and when the dog returned that evening without the girls the family who the dog long to and the host family began to worry about where the girls girls were because the temperatures night in the cloud forests would have been in the fifties and sixties about elevation which means hypothermia would have been a risk especially since they address trestle lately. The host family searched around the area around their home and you know just some late searching decided to wait until morning. Tiller authorities not really knowing wing. <hes> left behind a note saying where they were going. I don't think they knew that they were going for a hike so they could have been anywhere right and they probably didn't. They didn't want to raise an alarm. I'm right immediately yeah but by the next morning on april second the women a hadn't shown up to their appointment with the local tour guide we had talked about who was supposed to show them around around and so the teachers from the language school reported that <hes> women missing to police so the locals began to search for the women on foot but the authorities thinking the girls were just probably out partying or something and not actually missing didn't begin the search until april six so they had left on the first and it was until the six began to actually actually search but the locals had been searching <hes> and at that point the authorities asked the locals to stop searching so they could take over and i. I'm a local local named john torn bloom. He was a guide with more than ten years of experience who had been looking for the girls. He said that quote the rescue. Operation was a total cluster fox. Don't i don't know yeah so when the families of the women found out that they were missing and these were to really reliable girls when they found out that there are reliable liable daughters were missing they flew straight to panama and they brought with them detectives from the netherlands so along with the local police they searched the forest for ten days using dogs dogs helicopters and ground teams. The parents offered a thirty thousand dollar reward but there was no sign no trace of the women at all like they had disappeared appeared after a ten day search that any leads local authorities called the search off <hes>. I know then about ten weeks later. After the search was called off in mid june two thousand fourteen an indigenous woman from the nobie tribe brought liaisons blue backpack to the police she was like oh i fucking found this in a rice patty and the banks of the river. The river was so powerful that the locals called it. The serpent like are crazy river. She's like i fuck and found it near or rice patty near her village of alta romero. It was at least an eight hour walk from where the girls had last been seen but sh the woman the indigenous just one more like it was not there the day before i'm sure of it so she brought it in and i think everyone must have known at the time that they were looking for these two missing tourists yeah inside the backpack or two pairs of sunglasses asses eighty three dollars in cash <hes> lee sands passport a water bottle withstands camera because she had brought a camera two bras and the women's phones so i'm assuming that women like you know when i got home today. After our lunch i took my bra. That's the first thing i fucking did just f._y._i. I sure so <hes> assuming that's why they were in there. Yeah the police assumed they were like oh. It must have travelled up the river and gotten caught and branches and shit but here's the thing the backpack was totally dry and everything being in it including the camera was in working order okay right so it was not probably not in water now yeah so both the in from the phones that were in there and the camera were able to tell us like somewhat of a story of where the girls had traveled in their days phone disappearance so of with the phone the first emergency call all had been attempted from chris's home the night the girls were last seen on the first so that they had left around eleven o'clock in the afternoon go hiking what was supposed to be a four or five hour hike and at nine thirty nine pm on april first <hes> someone tried to call emergency services from one of their phones but there's no signal all right around the fucking rain or in the cloud forest. That's right now. Then over the next four days. Seventy seven attempts are made to call the authority the police it's both using a one to two which is the emergency number in the netherlands and nine one one. Which is the emergency number in panama so sex can and you like what are you who do you if you end up. I call nine one one right yeah but i think it <hes> i think in any state now or any country now you press nine one one and go to emergency services right. That might not be true. I mean they if only i think there's yeah there is i remember that there was the story of like people trying to do it in non on going because they didn't have coverage or whatever if this is what you're trying to do it oh go through tomorrow yeah and there's another thing like it's two thousand fourteen which seems like not that long ago but it is is five years ago yeah e. t. digitally technically right ten years ago yeah so using the call logs police are able to come up with an outline of the time. The girl spent missing in the forests. Can you fucking imagine being so scared. This is why stay home times because they were in the jungle. <unk> out of the seventy seven calls that they made only one managed to make contact with a signal but it broke up between like one or two seconds later which is like even worse that they're like. Oh my attitude the signal and then it fucking goes away what a nightmare after april fifth loose ends battery dies in the phone's not used again but <hes> chris this this phone would not make any more calls either but was intermittently used to search for reception so there was no more like emergency calls. Put out but you could tell it was open within turned on then on april six. A bunch of unsuccessful attempts were made to unlock chris's phone because she had a pin number to unlock the phone so someone got the phone and was trying to put the pin number in but they put the number in wrong so it probably wasn't chris or she was dehydrated couldn't think of the correct exactly in it never received the correct number again so it was never able to open again and try to reach emergency services by april eleventh. Both phones were dead all right now. Let's talk about the sands camera. Canon power shot s. x. Two seventy promo code murder on the digital memory card had over a hundred images found <hes> strangely. The batteries still have full when the investigators get to attend weeks later. Wow shout out to the cam power. The that's a good battery later but it also means that they hadn't been really using the camera that much right and there was no like lake <hes> signal on it so they couldn't track it with g._p._s. on the camera itself which i think you can now. Can you yeah we'll also you have to think like what they would if they were panicking panicking and walking around they're not gonna hold on yeah. What's the camera gonna do for you right. Nothing and you'd like to think that they would then start taking pictures to tell tell the story but that's a very dark concept it is and then also they say that like a lot of people use it to leave messages for their family or they'll leave a message as to where they're going and how to find them but those aren't found of however there are some photos found a hundred. The first of the photos on the camera are taken the morning that they they lacked april first that women are shown on the beginning of the trail for towards the continental divide. There's nothing strange about them. They're fucking sell fees. There should that twenty one and twenty two year girls take scenery. You know i'll take a photo of you of me. Southeast together they look happy and normal all is going well <hes> but in the in the last few shots from that day it looks as though the women are following the an indigenous trail down the opposite side of the crest and it places them about an hour from the top of the divide so that's part of where you know the indigenous people won't even go during the rainy season themselves like it's just these weird trails and you're supposed to. I feel like a lot of people when they take a hike. They think the trail wraps around back to where they were going but this is one that you have to turn around and go back act together way but there was no sign saying don't go further than this at the time right so <hes> they're still heading downhill away from bukit day. The last image edge that we have chris chris face is her turning me look back to the camera and at this point. She seems pissed off. She seems seems upset and distressed and like where the fuck going and why the fuck you're taking a photo me right now like we need to concentrate yeah. She seems upset yeah. <hes> then things get strange on april eighth so they went missing on the first april eighth. Ninety flash photos were taken between one a._m. Four a._m. Oh like the apparently they. I've seen the photos it reminds me of that one crazy story with the snowstorm in the avalanche and like what happened to those people the dilatot paths inc you my god <hes> <hes> it's just like that. There's like weird photos that don't mean anything to ask but have to means something right so you can tell they're deepen the john girl like there's some of there's nothing in focus you can just see the rain coming down in some rocks and trees and stuff. It's in near complete darkness so the timing between photos is also interesting because they are very from just a few seconds as fast as the camera could take them or fifteen minutes apart and more so <hes> it shows that it was already not rain pretty hard and a few fo show that they were possibly near a river or ravine and some photos show a twig so it looks like they're taking photos of <hes> markers that they're setting up remind themselves either where they have already gone through so maybe they're making circles and are freaking out about it and like we've already been here. Let's take a photo yeah yeah so they put a marker up with a twig with plastic bags and candy wrappers on top of iraq and they also use a roll of toilet paper to spell something out on a bolder and put a rusty mir in the center of the letters. Maybe it was to reflect the sunlight the next day and and flag passing helicopter but <hes> it's speculative ah maybe these photos were taken as a reference point in an attempt to mark where they were like. I said so to make sure they weren't <hes> circle right yeah or were were. They were using the cameras flash to get light to see the path in front of them. Yes because jerry i keep thinking of because that's what i thought of. I yeah because of rear window oh where like you feel because you're also in the jungle it just the spiders alone. I don't even have to get into snakes. Spiders dude food so were you and i are walking in the blackness of the junk. They said something about jumping venomous snakes no no so if you feel anything i think then take me and then that's the only way you'd be. Oh i don't like what did i just walk into. What did i just hit. I can't see in front of you with <music> lost in the jungle horrifying or is it to help searchers locate them with flash. They think someone's trying to find them. So maybe they'll see the flash. Oh yeah got them. The time stamp on these photos means that one of the women that that so it's the eighth at this point which means that the women one of them or both of them had already managed to survive survived more than a week without food or shelter in the wilderness. Wow it's speculated that perhaps by now one of the women was badly hurt or perhaps even dead at this point most likely that was chris based on the photos and also she couldn't get into the answer phone so oh right now leeann kenton get to her phone so you know because she couldn't ask her about it. Yeah <hes> and there's also a single close up photo that shows it looks like it shows a wound to the right side of chris's head in the temple area and blood matting her distinctive strawberry blonde hair so i know it's fucking awful horrible so sad when the backpack is turned in <hes>. There's a new search put together along the serpent river where the backpack was found their chris's. Jean shorts are found on zipped up and folded neatly on top of iraq near where the backpack had been found so some say that <hes> maybe that was a marker where they were you know had it's been like let's put a marker here. We run out of stuff to put down. <hes> others say that the shorts were actually found in the river and someone else took them out and folded them up like thinking that we're being helpful in in some way or maybe i was thinking maybe on hypothermia when you start taking your clothes off yeah but they were zipped up like folded and put down. It wasn't like you'd be toss. Toss it off in moray exactly so it was probably the of so two months later after this is found this time even closer to where the backpack was discovered a skeletal part of a pelvis as well as a boot with a foot instill inside were found. I know soon at least thirty thirty. Three scattered bones were discovered along the same riverbank d._n._a. Tests confirm that they belong to the girls so luzon's bones is looked as if they had decomposed naturally because there was still bits of flesh attached to them but chris's bones were stark white and looked at as if they had been bleached so like maybe she had died and the sun had bleached her bonds but as like two months later so a panamanian forensic anthropologists said that the that under magnification there was no marks the bones at all so this means so i was like okay then they haven't been stabbed that was my first thought but then i realized that also means that there is no claw marks or bite marks arcs that would suggest scavengers you know tossing these thirty three bones all over the fucking place right so that's actually suspicious yes right and <hes> <hes> so no marx would also indicate that they hadn't been broken up on the river rock either like they hadn't been you know diet and down exactly yeah so the other thing is the scattered bones being found is weird because most drowning victims as the locals will say are usually found in one piece further downstream downstream or they get stuck in like the rocks and are found later and <hes> the sometimes they drag the river even a year later the the bodies are found intact. It's weird that they are found scholars yellow in like in little pieces like that as well yeah with former cadaver lab supervisor provider said it's almost unheard of for drowning victims to break up into tiny fragments and quote almost impossible for it to happen in less than two months but which is the time between when the girls went missing april when they're they're bone. Shards were recovered june yeah at the state of the search proper police procedures and so of course these are totally you know everyone is saying that they weren't followed and the police fucked up on this <hes> and police procedures were largely were largely ignored nord certain no search great was made at the time and no soil samples were taken from the backpack and from where they said it was found or from the boots to where they had left wbt to kind of just see where what was their route and where they gone. Maybe we can find more info none of that was done and when the backpack was finally fingerprinted <hes> over thirty very different unidentified fingerprints lifted from it. There were thirteen on the backpack. This is according to <hes> scarlet scarlet letter blog that she wrote that thirteen were on the backpack twelve on the phone and camera as well as six different ones on the bras but see there's no chain of command so it could have just been like people freaked out at the police they pulled old steph out and there was no fingerprints no one's finger so no one he went back over and said no no no this is the this is the woman who actually brought this in exactly. This is her family member right right yeah exactly okay when forensics examiners couldn't decide if there was foul play or if it was an accident the panamanian government simply decided that the case it was closed thinking it was just drowning by november the attorney general publicly announced that the women had died of hiking accident after having been quote dragged to breath in the rubber system people theorize that they rushed to wrap these cases up to protect tourism which is a huge part of the <hes> panama economy so further investigation by the daily beast and so they got all these fucking unclassified documents somehow like all the photos and the autopsy reports and all this shit. They got a hold of which is crazy and abe's gets on it. I couldn't have written this whole piece without the investigation. They had done yeah so further investigation instigation by the daily beast rider into the case in two thousand seventeen uncovered enough new evidence to suggest foul play as well as possible link to other murders in the area including leading the dutch girls there have been at least twenty five unsolved murders and disappearances in this remote rural area since two thousand and nine victims include many locals <music> the majority of them are women and children as well as tourists including an american woman named catherine johannes who was twenty three who was murdered in february twen- twenty seventeen seen some sources say the real number of disappeared could be higher and there's i mean there's so many i've stayed up all night fucking rooting about this ship before there is so many theories out there that maybe the government ignored or that was a cover up <hes> or the remains were thrown in the river to get rid of them or deliberately planted planted and there's all this like a cartel hit men and cannibals in some slightly fucking racist shit happening sure supernatural forces organ organ traffickers like this kind of thing <hes> and the local guide who was the last person to see them. Remember who they've turned down of course he's become a suspect in a lot of the minds of of of people who are trying to figure out what happened and he's fucking going crazy about it so but to this day the disappearance and deaths as well as the mysterious weird fucking fucking clues left behind make death chris crammers in lausanne fron still a mystery and that is the disappearance and death of chris crammers sand for around wow. You should put the photos up because they're creepy. I'm and it's just so sad. These two girls in the perimeter life you know you're going to try to make the difference in to start the beginning of the rest of their lives and imagine no matter what happened. What they went. Through is an hour the nightmare yeah that's right. It did yeah it's not. It's not always like they were. It's not always just because it's a murderer. It's like it could just be you take a wrong. Turn i personally. I think that that's what happened. Yeah i personally think that they got lost and every happened from the first on is to panicked addict women. You know trying trying to get home just trying to get home. It makes me think of you know that happens in the angeles national forest ally and you couldn't be it closer to a major u._s. City i try and people constantly are like take a wrong turn and have to get helicoptered out. Yeah of the end like also thinking okay of that is a forest when it's not that much to me. It's like no. We're not talking about. <hes> you know the black forest in germany. It's like like they're pretty sparse but it's nature. It's it's unpredictable and you don't know what to do in an emergency half the time like this is why i stay home. It's all an and it sounds like if they were like oh. We're going to go for a four hour hike. Yeah not gonna flashlights. They're not gonna batteries of any comment. I think they're going that far. They think they're following unlike well-known trail but i was looking at the photos and some of it just looks like riverbeds you know when it looks like a trail but it's actually not yeah it just it's some of it's crazy that the like the walls of this trail go up around on you. It's beautiful. It's gorgeous go fucking adventure and have fun but but take a battery of flashlight <hes> a bunch of stuff. You know your friends password for their phone lavar. That's crazy. Isn't it crazy yeah. Well good one. Thank you to fucking hooray absolutely absolutely good alright. Minus simple <hes> then showed it to me last night. It's my new favorite instagram. It brings me so much joy. It's just u._p._s. Dogs and it's fucking u._p._s. Workers on their route and the dogs they meet along the way a lot of them are like like they show at the foot of their truck the dog they always see waiting for a treat the only guy and then sometimes it's a deer and sometimes it's more more dogs and there's one with a squirrel and it's just like this. It's just dogs being happy to see the u._p._s. Drivers a couple dogs dressed as u._p._s. driver. This is the cute it's the most brilliant marketing stuck in thing i've ever seen them at life also because those people really have to there there's <hes> <hes> i can't remember now. I can't remember if it's a fedex if the guy that comes and brings stuff to me as fedex <hes> i think he's fedex actually because george inch my dog sounds like a monster in like an echo hallway barking to make sure that the person does add on the door she's terry day and then i opened the door and there's people who were like flint out of her and the she got past me and got out and the guy was so sweet at because i was like here's the lawsuit suit here. It comes this lunatic dog but all she wants to do is like scare the people and the second thing. She doesn't care what they do. It's so smart so i mean it must be so terrified and be a male person or a delivery driver and you just don't know how the dog's gonna react to you also just yeah. That's is a great yeah. I just think it's brilliant and it's incredible photos. It's so good. I just was stressed out last night and just scrolled through it going on a show to me like there's one with a raccoon stoked. He's like they know their drivers. Is the driver giving the raccoon tiny packets. Here's your pinecone sir any sticks to his house and writes a review on amazon of his pinecone. This pinecone is a little sappy three three and a half stars out of five. I was definitely disappointed and heartbroken. That's awesome. Mine is equally as simple but it's it's just that i have begun a swimming. Regimen has said is saving my life because you know i over think everything <hes> so when i tried to do get active and do make adjustments. I'm always like yeah. It's gonna be this. Hi nice to meet you. Hello hello twin but i've just been getting in that pool every single because uh because also it's been boiling hot angeles yeah luckily but the the way it feels afterwards. It's just like i <music> i get it. I get exercise now. It makes sense so it's just very like calming and in makes me chill out and it makes me feel like i've done something good. Oh you don't have that like creepy self loathing thing that i think a just a touch addicted to we were attend to it yet yeah because it's what we're used to yeah so it's been really nice and also then i can see the difference in the tone in my way i can just i can feel my my clothes being slightly less tight and it feels great. So should we do what we did awhile back of like do yoga once a week like what did we do like everyone. Pick your one thing and do do it once a week. I don't have to do it. Every listeners are like yeah. We've been doing shit but no let's do it. I mean i haven't i mean don't yeah let's do art. Let's reapproach it okay. It's the like for me. Exercise is hard because it makes me feel humongous and sweaty and like at my you know my all my bones. We're gonna break yeah but of course swimming is zero impact and feels great feels like you're really getting something done. Yeah everything counts so yeah. We just build on. We take our small pieces and build yeah. 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Ep. 772 - Wrecking Barr

The Ben Shapiro Show

1:08:02 hr | 2 years ago

Ep. 772 - Wrecking Barr

"Democrats attack attorney general Bill bar Ilhan, Omar blames Venezuela's crisis on America. And hey, I saw ventures endgame game. And I have thoughts. I'm Ben Shapiro. This is the Ben Shapiro show. Oh, yeah. There's gonna be spoilers. So I'm just gonna warn you late in the show when we do adventures endgame, if you haven't seen the movie yet, I would recommend that you either fast forward or that you pause it. We'll get to all of that in just a second. I let me tell you about legacy box. So if you want to give the greatest gift, you can give I I really believe this anybody it's the gift of their memories preserving those memories because as we get older we have those memories stacked up in our garage. There's backed up in our phone, the we have a bunch of crap that we haven't done anything with and it's mouldering out there. It's falling apart. We've got all of photos from grandparents our parents, what are you gonna do with all that stuff? 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So we begin with the Democrats were very very angry attorney general William bar today. The big story is that William bar has said that he would not testify before a house panel. The Justice department is going to politico. The Justice department issued a double barrelled. Rebuff to Democrats on Wednesday. Informing the House Judiciary committee that attorney general William bar would not show up for his scheduled testimony before the panel and that the department would not comply with a subpoena for special counsel. Robert Muller's full report the administration has the nerve to dictate our procedures it's simply part of the administration's complete stonewalling of congress period. Okay. So a couple of things it's not a complete stonewalling of congress to turn over Muller's entire report to congress that is not a stonewalling of congress. And by the way, certain congress people have seen the unredacted material. So the notion that congress has not seen the unredacted material. Even that is not particularly true. Also, it is not the job of the Justice department to be the investigators on behalf of congress. There is a separation of powers in the constitution. A separation of powers, which means congress has investigative power, and they can subpoena things and the Justice department which works for the executive branch is not mandated to turn over those things. This is why the president can declare executive privilege. It's why the Justice department can point out that it does not. Not have to under regulations turnover underlying materials and investigations. Can you imagine if the power of congress extended to the ability to go to the DOJ, and then ask for all underlying confidential grand jury testimony? I mean, if the extended to that, you know, the congress would immediately leak that stuff into the public sphere. You know, the congress would immediately take that stuff and blow it up the reason that William bar is not turning over the unredacted materials in the grand jury. Testimony is number one some of that stuff is classified and number two. It is not the job of congress to be able to grab grand jury testimony. That is being attained obtained by the Justice department under threat of criminal prosecution. That's Congress's power congress had sewn investigative power. They've got subpoena power. They've got the ability to hold people in contempt, but they do not have law enforcement power. There's a difference between congress and the law enforcement arm of the government, which is the executive branch. I think Bill bars completely right to say I'm not turning over unverified. Grand jury gossip that was not included in the final Muller report to you. That is well within his purview the Thursday hearing, which was sent to examine bars handling of the Miller report would have included an extra hour to allow committee lawyers to question, the attorney general the Justice department here argued it would be inappropriate for staffers to question cabinet member. And as a result bar backed out this, of course is indeed the prerogative of the executive branch. They don't have to agree to any of the conditions. The congress sets on them. And then if it ends up in court and ends up in court if congress chooses to hold somebody in contempt or impeach they can hold somebody in contempt or impeach. There is a solution to this. If they want to impeach bar. They can go for it. And they are talking about impeaching bar. But again, they're doing so not even on the basis that he is now being obstructive. They're doing so on the basis that he's been obstructive in the past which is weird because the conversation is gone something like this Democrats Tobar, why are you obstructing the investigation. Whereas the Miller report bar it's in front of you on the table print it out in public view for everyone to see Democrats obstruction though. That's how this conversation is going to cover up. This is this is wild stuff. So Democrats, of course, are trying to play politics with a report that did not give them what they wanted namely a clear cause of action for impeachment or or certainly a criminal prosecution of the president of the United States during Adler who is deeply dishonest about all this stuff. The Representative from New York who wants us to believe that the executive branch didn't have the necessity to turn over these sorts of reports during the Clinton era, he says given his lack of candor in describing the work of the special counsel are members were right to insist that staff council be permitted to question. The attorney general I understand why he wants to avoid that kind of scrutiny Naylor added is terrified of having to face a skilled attorney well last I checked these congress people are supposed to be skilled attorneys. Glad they're acknowledging that they're idiots now. But it is not it is not William bars decision to have to sit. He he doesn't have to sit in front of a bunch of warriors who are unelected bureaucrats to grill him. So they can catch him in some sort of perjury trap. Justice department, spokeswoman Kerry Kupa countered that Nagler had established quote, unprecedented and unnecessary conditions for the hearing, adding quote, congress and the executive branch are co equal branches of government each have a constitutional obligation to respect and accommodate one another's legitimate interest. In a separate letter assistant attorney general Stephen Boyd told Nagler that his subpoena for the full unredacted Mullah report, plus the underlying evidence and grand jury information was not legitimate oversight. The department has long resisted congressional attempts to rummage through its files Boyd wrote. He added the neighborhood issue the subpoena knowing that apartment could not lawfully provide the unredacted report that the committee lacks any legislative purpose for seeking the complete investigative files. And that processing requests would impose a significant burden on the department Naylor says a whole bar in contempt of congress. If the department doesn't turn over the unredacted Muller report and all the underline evidence in the next day or two for notes on how it is to hold an attorney general in contempt. He should turn to his Republican colleagues who wants Eric Holder in contempt and then did nothing about it in our colder is now sitting out there. They're proclaiming from his perch on moral. Hi, how terrible William bar is. The chairman also said he could issue a subpoena to compel bars attendance at a future hearing the committee had teed up the clash earlier Wednesday after a tense party line vote on establishing the ground rules under the motion adopted by the Democrats on the committee, the attorneys for the democratic and Republican sides of the panel would have had an hour. Equally divided to question bar with threatened back out of the hearing. If that was the arrangement Democrats said that despite DOJ claims, there's ample precedents, you Steph attorneys Republicans have jumped bars defense asserting it'd be disrespectful to have anyone. But lawmakers question the attorney general. Now, then I don't see the purpose if I'm bar don't do that. Because then I'm basically testifying in the open without the help of my own legal counsel in danger of perjury from warriors whose job it is to create what we call perjury traps. Now, there are people out there who say there's no such thing as a perjury trap. Just tell the truth while sometimes you can tell a version of the truth, and people will not believe you, and they will still prosecuted for perjury. This is for example, when Bill Clinton said he didn't know what the meaning of is is that is a very loyally answer, for example will bar could give a lawyer Lee answered and still be accused of lying. In fact, there are members of Democratic Congress who have suggested that he's lying right now. And he has not yet lied. It's pretty amazing. Well, the Democrats on the House Judiciary committee are very upset about this so upset that they brought a bucket of fried chicken to the House Judiciary committee. It's pretty incredible. So Steve Cohen who's another one of the geniuses in the democratic house. He showed up to the hearing with a ceramic chicken and a bucket of fried chicken, which he proceeded to chump. And then talk about how bar was a chicken. You guys got the you got it like he's a chicken like he's scared basically Steve Cohen is needles from back to the future to it's pretty. What are you chicken MAC y air? Steve Cohen being a full-fledged silly person chicken bar should have shown up today and answered questions. He was afraid of berry Burke, he was afraid of norm Aisin, a Torney general who's picked for his legal acumen and his abilities would not be fearful of any other attorneys questioning him for thirty minutes. This man was picked to be ROY Cohn and to be Donald Trump's fixer the black socks look clean compared to this team. It's a sad day in America. A sad day in America. Here's my ceramic chicken guys. Take me seriously chicken bar, by the way, I'm really considering opening now in discussion with my producers opening a restaurant, call chicken bar. It sounds delicious. It'd be many types of chicken, there'd be teriyaki chicken. Then be fried chicken, there'd be chicken ala king like all sorts of chicken. It sounds great and William bars. Picture would grace the entrance has chicken bar. Yeah. I think I'm taking you super seriously. When you say it's a sad day at America as you will they saw. Ramic chicken at me. Steve collared Dora guys. This is super serious stuff. Democrats are taking this really seriously. They've uncovered wrongdoing so much wrong that the entire report is sitting on a desk in front of them. Like right there, then James Comey sounds off. That's always exciting James Comey who has spent the last year and a half couple years wandering the woods staring at these sites of nature sort of like fan knows after the after the snap fingers. You just become a farmer just out there staring at the trees and being all weird. Well, now gyms Komi is back to write an op-ed for the New York Times in which he attacks all of his former colleagues is deeply corrupt. He says people have been asking me hard questions. People are not you'd like you standing in the mirror asking yourself hard questions James Comey that those aren't people. But this just you it's okay. This is what happens leaders in the Trump administration, especially the attorney general Bill Barr. Who I have said was do the benefit of the doubt. How could Mr. bar a bright and accomplished wear start channeling the president's in using words, like no, collusion and FBI spying. Well, I. All he used the words, no collusion 'cause the report found no, collusion and FBI spying because spying means surveillance and surveillance was taking place. So there's that how could he downplay acts of obstruction of Justice as products of the president's being frustrated and angry something he would never say to justify the thousands of crimes prosecuted every day that are the product of frustration and anger. Well, actually gyms combing since you were incompetence at your job, you tried to rewrite the classification statutes to include intent is an element of the crime. You said Hillary Clinton didn't intend to expose classified material to public scrutiny. And therefore, she was not guilty of the crime intense was not an element of the crime that you just rewrote the law to include it, you know, where intent is an element of the crime, obstruction of Justice. So William bar goes to the president's state of mind, that's because intense elements of the crime if gyms Komi had to brain cells to rub together, it would help we'll get some more of James Comey on this injustice second, but I admit it, you think cybercrime is something that happens to other people. You might think that no one wants your data or the hackers can't grab your passwords. Credit card. Details you would? Be wrong stealing data from unsuspecting people in public wifi. It's one of the simplest and cheapest ways for hackers to make money when you leave your internet connection on encrypted. 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That's E X P R E S S VPN dot com slash Ben for three months free with a one year package. Visit expressed VPN dot com slash Ben. To learn more. Go check them out right now. Because gyms Komi writing in the pages of the prestigious New York Times, he says how could William bar, right? And saying things about the report by Robert Mueller, the special counsel that were apparently so misleading. They prompted written protests from the special counsel himself note as we mentioned yesterday on the show. The letter did not actually accuse William Barr of misstating the conclusions of the mullahs report. Basically what Muller wanted is for bar to include all the color commentary provided by Tom Musburger, or whatever you want. It all the color commentary that was going to show how mean and cruel and nasty Trump was without being criminal embark kept saying, I'm guys that's not my job. I'm not the nasty mean cruel police. I'm the police police it's my job to prosecute crimes. And if no crime takes place, not my job to talk about my feelings about all of that. Nonetheless, gyms Komi. I mean, a guy who actually did go out and talk about all the bad things Hillary Clinton had done and then exonerate her. Now, he's ripping on bar says how could Bargo before the Senate Judiciary committee on Wednesday down. President Trump's attempts to fire Mr Miller before he completed his work way didn't downplay that he didn't downplay that the one thing that he certainly did do was mentioned that this was not a crime, which is his job is what happened to these people for sure said Jim's Komi people are complicated. So the answer is most likely complicated. Okay. Thanks. Thanks psychologist. Dr komi. We really appreciate your take on people are complicated. How could people be like this? I don't know people are complicated. But I have some idea from four months of working close to Mr. Trump and many more months of watching him shape. Others amoral leaders have a way of reviewing the character of those around them. Sometimes what they reveal is inspiring, for example, James Mattis resigned over a principal a concept so alien to Mr. Trump, it took days for the president to realize what had happened, you know, who didn't resigned over principal as I recall, a toll gentlemen, six foot nine and a weird gawky gangly tried to hide in the curtains one time when Trump was talking to you didn't quit was fired. See his name rooms with schmo me. I remember. Remember that you remember that guy? I remember that guy. He says that William bar and rod Rosenstein, they've gone along with President Trump because he because President Trump just pressures people and they fall prey to the pressure. He tried it with me, I didn't go along with it. But these people will these people will you can't say this out loud. But in a time of emergency with the nation led by deeply unethical person. This will be your contribution your personal sacrifice for America, you're smarter than Donald Trump. You're playing a long game for your country. You can pull it off or lesser leaders have failed and gotten fired by tweet, of course to stay. You must be seen as on his team. So you promise further compromises compromise compromise. A remember gyms Komi did not quit. He was fired. His so now we get to what the Democrats have actually been accusing bar of. And this is bewildering because what exactly are they accusing bar of doing their mad at him that he won't talk with the lawyers. You know, maybe Barschak show up and talk with the lawyers just to show them that he can run circles around them. But there's no necessary for him to put his life in danger. The possibility of being imprisoned for a perjury trap set by democrat. For example, or in attempt to subpoena him in violation of for example, executive privilege. There are a lot of legal issues that arise whenever the attorney general testifies before congress, which is why they do have negotiation about setting the ground rules in the first place. But what exactly is bar accused of doing? No one knows he issued a four page letter it accurately summarized the findings of the Miller report even Muller acknowledged that it accurately summarized the findings of the report so heroes William bar testifying yesterday. And from the Senate Judiciary committee. Suggesting correctly that focusing on his four-page synopsis when the entire report is available is really really weird. Understood you to say, these are my words, not yours. The first concern that Mr. Moore had. He felt like your letter wasn't nuanced enough. Correct. Okay. That problem's been sobbed as it not was sort of solved by putting out the whole report, which was the that's why I think this whole thing is is sort of mind-bending Lee bizarre because I made clear from the beginning that I was putting out the report as much of the report as I could. Okay. So this, of course is true. He put out as much of the reporters he could. So what exactly why are they focusing on synopsis that is obviated by the actual report? This is like William bar writes, a summary of a book the book is publicly available and you're mad at his summary. Even though you could just by the book are also mentioned. Hey, guys, like the Muller team didn't recommend charges. I hate to break it to you. But the Muller team had the ability to. Recommend charges to me. And they did not do. So they declined to do. So here is reminding Democrats of this fact is the molar team changed its mind on its conclusions its conclusions as to what as to collusion conspiracy conspiracy. Not that I'm aware of so. The decision not to bring an indictment against the president for conclusion conspiracy with Russia has not changed note has and the conclusion not to bring an indictment against the president for obstruction of Justice has not changed. No. Okay. So that has not changed. None of that has changed and then people on the left or saying, well, maybe the reason that didn't prosecute is because of the office of legal counsel opinion that suggested that the president could not be prosecuted from structure of Justice in bar said. Nope, I talked him on remember bars under oath here. He said I talked to three separate times and Miller said he didn't decline to prosecute because of the opinion he declined to prosecute because the evidence was not clear one way or the other special counsel mother stated three times to us in that meeting in response to our questioning that he was not saying that but for the oh, L C opinion. He would have found obstruction. He said that in the future, the facts of a case against the president might be such that a special counsel would recommend abandoning the O L C opinion. But this is not such a case. We did not understand exactly why the special counsel was not reaching a decision and when we pressed him on. And he said that his team was still formulating the explanation. So in other words, Muller explicitly said to bar, there's an oh Elsie opinion. If we thought the fact pattern overcame, the all opinion, we would just recommend the overthrowing the the opinion. We don't think that happened here. So bar asked Muller's why don't you just recommend a charge or not recommended charge and Muller demurred? He said, oh, we're coming up with an explanation. The real explanation is that Muller knew he didn't have enough to charge here. He didn't want to exonerate President Trump since Ted. He wanted to jump out into public life all of the bad stuff about Trump. Well, well, sort of washing his hands of the whole thing as I said yesterday molar did not have the intestinal fortitude to simply pull the trigger on obstruction of Justice charges, nor did he have the legal backing since Ted. He took what I think is a is a pretty cheap way out by dumping all of the material in public and then suggesting well not up to. Me up to William bar kick it over there. Even though it is his really responsibility to give determination as to whether he thinks this thing is prosecutable or not and then bar point out, by the way, I didn't even exonerate Trump. I just have we didn't have enough material to prosecute. But I'm not exonerating the guy on on all of the stuff that he did. With regard to pressuring his underlings on the Muller report you infect exonerated or cleared. The Fresno I didn't wanna rate I said that we did not believe that there was sufficient evidence to establish an obstruction offense, which is the job of the Justice department and the job of the Justice department is now over that determines whether or not there's a crime the report is now in the hands of the American people, everyone can decide for themselves. There's an election in eighteen months. That's very democratic process. But we're out of it. We have to stop using the criminal Justice process as a political weapon. I love William bar having to educate sitting senators in how law. Works. It is not my job to come up with stuff. That's mean or bad. It's my job to determine whether the law has been broken. All the bad stuff is out there. You wanna vote against him vote against him. This is correct. William bar is getting a lot of flack for suggesting that Muller's letter to him was snippy it is. In fact, a snitty letter as I mentioned yesterday. It was Muller not protesting the bar had been dishonest in his letter but protesting that bar hadn't sufficiently captured his mood when he wrote the mullahs report so bars, correct in this characterization this little was an extraordinary act a career prosecutor rebuking, the attorney general of the United States memorialize ING in writing. I don't consider Bob at this stage a career prosecutor he's had a career as a prosecute well Perry Yemen and was the head of the FBI for twelve years. I know of no other instance, of, but he was also political appointee. And he was a political appointee. With me at the department of Justice. I don't you know. The letters are bits nitty. And I think it was probably written by one of his staff people. Okay. Pretty pretty hilarious. So you know bar is correct. About all of this. Obviously, he knows Muller he had conversations with Meller. And so he feels like Muller's people were probably ticket molar that buyers letter came out, and that's probably why this whole thing happened now in a second we're gonna get to the democrat attempts to take down bar directly. Suffice it to say they failed because they don't understand basic law. And because this whole thing is a railroading of the highest order will also get to the situation over in Venezuela. Where Illinois mar has some words we'll gets all that in just one second. First mother's day is coming up. There's absolutely nothing. Most of us wouldn't do to make sure that the special moms in our life are happy. This is where Sheri's berries comes in Sheri's berries has special mother's day berries, designed just for mom. They are topped with chocolate chips pink shimmer sugar Swizzle. You. Choose your delivery date to ensure mom gets your gift of Sheri's berries. Exactly when you want her to and your satisfaction is always guaranteed. 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Here was Democrats trying to push bar to say that Donald Trump should be prosecuted for noncriminal behavior. So the report which I have read the entirety of summarized twice on the show. The report does not include evidence of criminal conduct by the president of the United States at least criminally prosecutable conduct by the president of the United States. It includes a lot of bad behavior a lot of immoral behavior. A lot of behavior that is not appropriate for the president of the United States to engage in that is not criminal as William bar, the attorney general whose job it. His to prosecute criminal violations. Told Dianne Feinstein who certainly knows better the Senator from California, you still have a situation where president essentially tries to change. The lawyers account in order to prevent further criticism of himself. Well, that's not a crime. So you can in this situation instruct someone to lie. No, it has to be well to be obstruction of Justice. The lie has to be tied to impairing the evidence in particular proceeding gay that is called the law. His job is to enforce the law. Diane Feinstein's job is to yell at him for forcing the law. Kamala Harris tried the same tactic. This was pretty amazing. So comma Harris is now proclaiming that Robert Mueller did a bad job. So we were told for years, the Robert Muller did a great job. I mean, they're they're buying votive candles. They were they had shirts with his face on it. Chelsea handler said she wanted to sleep with Robert Mueller. The left was Robert Muller was going to save them. All and then Robert Muller didn't save them. He looked down at them and said, no and Senator comma Harris got very very angry at this. And so her suggestion is. The Robert Mueller, in fact, a very bad job and that William bar, the attorney general should have gone around Muller looked at all the underlying evidence and then prosecuted and then prosecute President Trump based on evidence. Not synopsis is not summarized by Robert Muller. K Kamala Harris was the general California. I promise you if one of her lower level, prosecutors came to say, you know, attorney general I've got this case, I'm not gonna tell you whether you should prosecute it or not. Here's the evidence. You think the comma Harris is going to read the synopsis and say, you know, what this doesn't look like it rises to the level of a crime for me. Or is she going to go back to the hundreds of thousands of pages of grand jury testimony. The twenty five million dollars already spent on the investigation. She's gonna go around that and come to her own magical, determination, enduring Muller. So the Democrats kept saying that bar is going to ignore then bar doesn't ignore Muller. And they're mad at him. Senator comma Harris being deeply disingenuous special counsel's investigation produced a great deal of evidence. I've led to believe include. Ded witnesses notes and emails. Witnesses congressional testimony. Witnesses interviews which were summarized in the FBI three oh, two forms, former FBI director, Comey's memos and the president's public statements than reaching your conclusion, did you personally review all of the underlying evidence. No, we accepted the statements in the report as the factual record. We did not go underneath it to see whether or not they were accurate. We accepted it as accurate. So in other words, come like, why did you trust Muller after years of you must trust Muller? Now, why did you trust him? What you want to look at it yourself. Why not and I love Cory Booker in the background there. Kind of smirking along. Corey Linda's reminded you're running for president against combo Harrison. She's drinking your milkshake right now. Here's combo Harris afterwards Barsha resigned based on what? Based on nothing. He made a decision and didn't review the evidence. No prosecutor worth her salt would make. A decision about whether the president of the United States was involved in an obstruction of Justice without reviewing the evidence. This attorney general lacks all credibility, and has I think compromised the American public's -bility to believe that he has a purveyor of Justice is that what happened your I remember when comma Harris was fighting mad fighting mad at attorney general Loretta Lynch for not ignoring the recommendation of James Komi and looking at the underlying evidence to bring a prosecution against Hillary Clinton. I remember when Carmela Harrison Democrats were fighting mad away. No that never happened because bullcrap that. She's spewing right there. It's just nonsense. Okay. And then you've got and then you've got Richard Blumenthal, the Senator from Delaware who wide for a very very long time about his involvement in Vietnam war calling bar liars the bar should resign. So he has got a lot of credibility to Sandra here. I think that attorney general William bar or to recognize that he has an obligation to resign here. I have called at the very least for him to recuse himself from those twelve to fourteen ongoing investigations into the president of the United States in other jurisdictions, he decline, in fact, he ducked the question entirely as to whether he has had any conversations with the White House about them said he couldn't recall a response that is very difficult to believe. So I think he should resign. Okay. So he should resign. By the way, he's the Senator from Connecticut, and Delaware, and then maisy Hirono who's the worst of all says, she says, you're liar. This is before she asked him a question, by the way, she question than accused him of lying to her just said, you're liar. And a mean man, and I hate you. And I don't like your hair and your ugly, and you have bad glasses, and you smell Senator maisy Hirono from the great state of Hawaii well-done Hawaii. Now, the American people know that you are not front from Rudy Giuliani or Kellyanne Conway or any of the other people who sacrificed their ones decent reputation for the Griffin liar who sits in the oval. Office. You want turn down a job offer from Donald Trump to represent him as his private attorney. Ed, you confirmation hearing you told Senator Feinstein that quote, the job of attorney general is not the same as representing and quote, the president. So, you know, the difference, but you've chosen to be the president's lawyer and side with him over the interest of the American people. Okay. So well done as you Geraldo. I mean, it's it's hard hitting questioning where Ted Cruz Senator from Texas guest on our program yesterday sitting through all of this nonsense. Senator Cruz has rough job he actually has to sit in these committees. While these Democrats say this stuff, and then be polite to them. That's that's a very difficult job in the man does have a lot of forbearance, but you would have to be the zodiac killer, obviously. So Senator Ted Cruz. He he just rips on the Democrats, and you can see William bar trying not to laugh as Senator Cruz Dozo, the principal attack, the democratic senators have marshaled upon you. It's an attack that I want people to understand just how revealing it as if this is their whole arguing. Don't they ain't got nothing. So their entire argument is general bar. You suppressed the nineteen pages that are entirely public that we have that we can read that they know every word of it. And they're complained as it was delayed a few weeks if that is their arguments. I have to say that is an exceptionally. Weak argument. Even bar can't holding back this way, the best reaction in all of this. By the way, as always to Chris matters Emma's say give them a morning show may watch a little pornography last night and have few metaphors what happened to William last night watching some. It was weird pizza guy showed up knocked Dr lady answered star wanna pizza is pizza and then things get all wig strange. I watched that last night. Maybe think report many think William bar. I don't know why. Because that's just how things go in this crazy ETA my go 'cause he's go once he's testified before Mr Morris cove special counsel investigation. How could he now say I won't make the same testimony in public claiming executive privilege? I think it is sort of like virginity kind of they once she started talking about a matter of in your in your jurisdiction, and then you say oh onto it anymore. You can't do it. Once you've started to I understand that so executive privilege works once you've given it up. You can't grab it back. I'm not going to go with you. Metaphor. I'm sorry about that metaphor used before. I I've been admonished already about it. So I really should've used in fact advocated as really. The only time I've ever liked Gama layers trying not to I laughing. Chris Matthews William buyers. They you know, you didn't necessarily executive privilege any mustard executive producer lady trying to hide virginity. I mean, what are they gonna do carry it out carry around town Taisho everybody? She's a virgin. What what what like biblical law that Linden do that? I don't know about. Kathleen, I'm me underwriting thing just come over here. Going out of this show in this chairs wiggle around a weird. Like, Chris Matthews say report, Michael Isikoff. What did you say? I love our media. They're just great at their jobs. All right. It's second. We're going to get the latest developments from Venezuela's. Suffice it to say things are not great. But I can be a little frustrating, especially if you're in a hurry or running late to find yourself at a railway crossing waiting for train, you're sitting there and nothing's happening. And you're thinking, okay, I could probably make it around these little barriers here. Well, if the signals are going in the train is not even there yet, you might feel a little tempted to try to gun it and get across the tracks. Don't do this ever. This is a stupid stupid idea trains are often going a lot faster than you expect them to be going, and they cannot stop. So I think you hit the brakes or blast the hornet you or something and then stopped the that's not how it works. Even if the engineer hits the brakes right away, it can take a train over a mile to stop by. That's what used to be your car is just a crushed hunk of metal. And what used to be you is a crush chunk of human flesh. It's good times. The point is you don't know how quickly the train is going to arrive in the train can't stop even if it's easier and sometimes you can't see the trained properly. They can't see you properly. And even if it can is gonna run you over the result disaster. So if the signals are on assume the train is on its way, please do not be a stupid. Oh, and you just need to remember you should stop because the train cannot. Okay. So in a second we're going to get to the situation in Venezuela, and our moral are more light in the US, congress is speaking out about Venezuela. We'll get to that in just a second. I you have to go over to daily wire dot com for nine ninety nine a month. You can get a subscription to daily wire dot com. When you do you get the rest of this show? I've got the rest of Andrew claybin show. Live you get the rest of Michael Knowles show live you get the rest of Walsh's show live to additional hours of me every single afternoon. We have great guests like yesterday, we had an Arthur Brooks from the American Enterprise Institute and Senator Ted Cruz. Also, the is basically like an all day show with this point because I do this show in the morning and the later comeback in to do two more hours. So I am doing like twenty four hour. News coverage from this desk right here. At least you can do is subscribe and become part of the club. Also when you get the annual subscription for ninety nine dollars a year. You got this. The leftist. You're is hot or cold homework. It is magnificent. You will enjoy it. You will live it. You will love it. So go get one of those and make your life better right now. Also, make sure that you give us a follow a YouTube or itunes and leave us a review. We always appreciate it. We're the largest fastest growing conservative podcast and radio show in the nation. Meanwhile, here's the update from Venezuela. So the the dictator Venezuela nNcholas Maduro is still in power. The protests continue apace in Venezuela. Venezuela's Cuanto is remaining defiant after a failed attempt to oust Madero Madero has appeared in public with soldiers these soldiers, some of them are Venezuelan soldiers and some of them apparently are from Cuba, according to BBC and show of defiance against his opponents. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro appeared flanked by soldiers at an army base in Caracas on Thursday Madera called on the armed forces to oppose any coup plotter as clashes between opposition supporters and pro government forces continued opposition leader on Widodo tried on Wednesday to spark a military defection enforcement zero from office, quite oh has urged public employees to strike to undermine the government. Madero praised. The army's loyalty on Thursday since he's paying them off. And they're running over civilians in trucks calling on the military to unite in defense of the constitution a constitution that he is over in. Personally. He says, no one dare touch. Our sacred ground or bring war to Venezuela. He what he's trying to do is draw the west into actual military conflict. So that he can then claim imperialism is what is causing this as opposed to an uprising by the Venezuelan people who turns out are not all that fun of eating dog in January white or declared himself Venezuela's interim leader he has the support of more than fifty countries, including the United States, the U K and most of Latin America, the reason that people are unhappy with with Madero because they were unhappy with chevelle increasingly because socialism is a giant fail. Venezuela is one of the most oil rich nations on earth. The average Venezuelan adult has lost twenty four pounds over the course of the visa regime on Wednesday, both pro and anti government supporters hoped administrations in Caracas that were initially peaceful their reports of gunfire in the city. A local NGO said that one Twenty-seven-year-old had been shot dead during a rally in the opposition stronghold develops Mira. At least forty six people were injured in clashes between opposition supporters and the security forces. White oh posted video on Tuesday, showing him with the number of men in military uniform saying that he had the support of the military that obviously has not materialized as of yet. And thus we have what is affecting a stalemate, according to the Washington Post. The United States was presented a plan by white. Oh, as to what exactly was going to happen here. There's a strong suggestion that Nicolas Maduro might peacefully fly to Havana on Monday, the plan started to fall apart because majora had gotten wind of it. And one white responded by rushing ahead with his plan. Anyway, at dawn, he released that video after day of bloody protests, the government was still intact. The Trump administration blamed Russia and Cuba for keeping him in place and in discouraging high level defections. The White House has hold an emergency meeting of top national security aides to moment steps this as significant progress on defense matters was made throughout the day there were mixed messages about what exactly the United States military would do. Obviously, those those they're really mixed messages. They're saying that we're not interested in getting involved with all options are on the table. Obama used to use that language all the time because as president you constantly use that sort of language. Well, there's one group to blame. According to our, you know, our moral leader. She says that the US is responsible for what's been happening in Venezuela. The United States why us now it should be noted. The sanctions that were placed in Venezuela. We're not placed in Venezuela as a country they were not placed on Venezuela's oil exports. They replaced their place specifically and for years, unspecific leaders and business figures inside Venezuela. So this is just not true. Then his way was destroyed from within. You'll Hanno mar has never found a socialist dictator that you couldn't cozy up to here is another one. So she's cozying up to nNcholas Maduro worth noting here L Hannah Mark thinks that you should sanction Israel, the only democracy in the Middle Eastern a place where Muslims are treated better than any place in the Middle East. She thinks that that country should be sanctioned Venezuela. No sanctions. She's not anti-semitic guys. She's just a human rights advocate of the policies that we've put in place has kind of helped lead the. Devasta- Shen in Venezuela. And we've sort of set the stage for where we are arriving today this particular bullying and the use of sanctions to eventually, intervene and. Make regime change really does not help the people of countries like Venezuela. And it certainly does not help. And it's not in the interest of the United States is not in the interest of the people of Venezuela. Not dogs dogs are delicious. Apparently, it's really in their interest to continue under the auspices of an illegitimate government. That's that's in their interest. And if you don't agree that's because you are vogue or something. Right. That's that's that's the direction. This is going. Meanwhile, the president of the United States was honoring Yehoshua today Yamhure show, of course, is the international day for the remembrance of the holocaust, and that is perfectly appropriate at a time. When anti-semitism is spiking antisemitic attacks have indeed spiked to the highest level in decades. According to the Associated Press Israeli researchers reported on Wednesday violent attacks against you spike, significantly last year with the largest number reported number of Jews killed in anti semitic acts in decades leading to an increased sense of emergency among Jewish communities worldwide captured. By the deadly shooting that killed eleven worshippers. Pittsburgh's AAA synagogue on October twenty seventh assaults targeting Jews rose thirteen percents in twenty eighteen according to Tel Aviv university. Researchers they recorded nearly four hundred cases worldwide with more than a quarter of the major violent cases taking place in the United States that spike was most dramatic in western Europe, where Jews faced even greater danger and threats in Germany, for example. There is a seventy percent increase in anti semitic violence, and this is because there are three types of anti-semitism that are work in today's world. There's left-wing anti-semitism right wing, anti semitism and radical Muslim anti semitism, and each one of them poses a different sort of threat. So let's start with right wing white supremacist. Anti-semitism right wing white supremacist. Anti-semitism not only does it exist. It is the most individually dangerous form of anti-semitism to specific Jews. Meaning that if I see the shoe was shot up in in the United States. I will almost immediately assume that it is a white supremacist because typically speaking it usually is and that is because they're these Marsh. Allies as they should be marginalized evil people who find communities online self radicalized almost like adjunct members of ISIS, and then go and shoot Jews at places like synagogues. We send people will go and try to burn down mosques or shoot Muslims in mosques, in many cases. So that's right wing extremist antisemitic as white supremacist anti semitism that is one ideology and the type of danger that it poses not a political danger. It is a is a safety danger. Then there's left-wing anti-semitism left-wing anti-semitism is the is the belief that the Jews are in control of the world because the Jews are disproportionately wealthy and successful. And don't agree with the anti-biblical motions of the secular left. And thus they ought to be quashed read, there'd be Jeremy Corbyn in the UK, it would be ill Hanno mar in the United States. Now, left-wing anti-semitism is not quite as likely to lead to specific violence. It is much more likely to lead to widespread anti semitic acts against the state of Israel collectively for exam. Apple or to legislation that targets Jews in places like Belgium. It's much more likely to lead to government action because left-wing anti-semitism has been mainstream. So right wing anti semitism has not been made stripped. It's basically been cast out. It's a group of small. It's a small group of people who are exceedingly dangerous in how they interact with other people, but it's a small group. Left-wing anti-semitism is less specifically dangerous. But more broadly dangerous in the sense that it leads broad political changes that target Jews. This would be people like Ilhan, Omar who has made anti semitic references repeatedly. And then is given the green light by the Democratic Party celebrated put on the cover of Rolling Stone. They raise money for her. So it's a different type of anti-semitism, and it is a type of anti-semitism that is more viral. It's more easy to spread among large groups of people. L had Omar tries to cover for all of this. I mean, it's it's amazing Ilhan Amar yesterday. Was it was some rally, and she said, she can't fight Islamic phobia. If she won't fight anti-semitism. Well, then I guess she's not fighting his mom phobia because she has not fought anti-semitism. She's engaged in anti semitism when we are talking about anti-semitism. We must also talk about Slama phobia is two sites of the same coin of bigotry. So I can't ever speak of Slama phobia and fight for Muslims. If I am not willing to fight against anti-semitism. Okay. But he's not been willing to fight against anti-semitism. Now, what she says they're about Islam phobia in anti-semitism being two sides of the same coin. There's truth to that. When she's speaking about right wing, anti semitism. There are not two sides of the same coin when it comes to left-wing anti-semitism because left-wing anti-semitism is based on the hierarchy of intersectional grievances in which case Muslims are victimized Jews are victimisers, according to left wing extremists. And this has become a mainstream view inside the Democratic Party. Which is why Ilhan Omar is still praised. It's also why the New York Times, we'll prints openly anti semitic cartoons. And then pretend they don't know what they are doing the cartoonist who drew that answers met a cartoon in the New York Times earlier this week, by the way, he said that it was not Nancy cemented cartoon. It was just an anti Israel cartoon was just an anti Zionist. Cartoon it will this is the convenient cover of the left for their hatred of Jews collectively anytime, she get together in one place. It's obviously as soon as a bad thing by by anti semitic members of the left this guy. It's perfect example. This guy is on the left. He hates Israel, and he really dislikes shoes. How can you tell you dislike shoes because he says this cartoon is not anti semitic? He claimed that the anti semitism. Charges are misunderstanding quote made through the Jewish propaganda machine. Which is anytime there's criticism because there's someone anti semitic on the other side. And that's not the case. He says the Jewish right? Doesn't want to be criticized. And therefore when criticized they say, we are persecuted people we suffered a lot this anti-semitism. So is the Jewish propaganda machine, but he's not an anti Semite guys. So that's left-wing anti-semitism not quite specifically dangerous to individual Jews, deeply changes to Jews across the world. Who are then put at risk by both government policies on a broad scale. And also by left-wing anti-semitism tolerance for the third type of anti semitism, which is radical Islamic anti-semitism. Now that is widespread across the Muslim world. Unfortunately, by pulling data anti-semitism in the Muslim world is certainly not uncommon. There are moderate reform Muslims who do not believe this stuff. But there are many Muslims who do believe this stuff, and that does manifest not only in government policies in Muslim countries the crackdown on Jews or barges from even entering. But also, it is manifest in specific act of terrorism that have taken place across Europe. So in Europe, a lot of the attacks that are taking place against Jews are Muslim and orientation, and they're made room for by by the left wing that has. Jested that anti-semitism is really just anti Zionism the kind of. The the apex case of this being the burning of synagogue in Germany that was ruled to be an anti Zionist incident, not anti semitic incident by local court. So those are the three types of anti-semitism and has a remember the holocaust today in the murder of six million Jews is worthwhile to remember that any form of anti-semitism that collectively seeks to destroy the Jews as a people and target them. As people those forms of anti-semitism are not far from what happened in the holocaust, nor are they dead there very much alive. And there are thriving in on in certain fringe areas of the right in certain mainstream areas of the left and in certain mainstream areas of the radical Muslim world we have to keep our eye on that or we fall prey to the possibility of greater evil in the future. Okay. Time for some things that I like, and then some things that I hate so things that I like today today is YoM hush. Oh, and Yehoshua wreck is is the Memorial Day for the holocaust for folks who have never actually seen any of the footage from the holocaust. It is worthwhile to do. So. Is there fictional films about the holocaust that are worth seeing? Obviously, the there is a there is a mini series called show. That is very good on Schindler's List is is a very good film. If you haven't seen there's a there's a mini series called uprising about the Warsaw ghetto uprising that I think is is well worth watching and then there's their entire documentary series. I would watch the documentaries because the fictionalized film accounts. Don't do Justice to what exactly happened in the camps. And what exactly was the movement to put Jews particularly specific targets? This was not just a question of the Nazis killing millions of people. This was the specific targeting of Jews for their Jewish ancestry. Anybody who was at least one quarter Jewish was considered capable of being slaughtered by the Nazis. Six million Jews? Go to the gas chambers or shot in mass shootings, everyone focused on the gas chambers. People forget that mass graves were dug and Jews were shot on mass above the mass graves millions of Jews died that way as well. And the act of the brutal nature of humanity is worthy. Of note, if you actually want to prevent brutality in the future. We have to realize that there is a true dark side to human nature is also great heroism to human nature. If you read, Victor, frankly, you see how people found purpose and kindness and generosity. Even in the midst of the greatest act of collective victimization in the history of humankind by numbers, you know, the Viktor Frankl his book man's search for meeting or Eli's ELS night. I was privileged to be able to help. Go straight. The autobiography of Jackson ejects was L was cousin. He was with him in Auschwitz and Jackson Vic, then came to the United States. He became immigrants in the United States. His story is really pretty amazing. I was privileged because I know his son in front of his son as he was dying. He had he was diagnosed with with late stage cancer, I had the privilege of sitting with him for hours and hours as he told me stories of what exactly had happened during the holocaust of story is pretty amazing. And I wanna tell it to you. Now, he he passed away. In two thousand eleven he's born in nineteen twenty five in a little town Czechoslovakia called solid FINA with the outbreak of World War Two the Hungarians took over the town. They implemented anti Jewish laws at the best of the Nazis in nineteen forty four. The Germans themselves then came in occupied solid FINA. And they moved all the Jews into a ghetto and from their shoes were shipped directly to outfits slum of was shipped with his father, his two uncles and his cousin. We sell to Buna which was a labor camp near Auschwitz. His mother five his siblings were immediately separated from them. And then sense to be gassed to death in the chambers. Over the next year Slavic was shuttled to several concentration camps who's forced on death marches. He was able to steal small bits of food to keep his family alive. He tried to protect his father all the way through the holocaust. You somehow kept his father who's ailing alive? All the way to the end of the holocaust. But literally the day before liberating Terezin stat his father had already become deadly ill with typhus and died in his arms days after the liberation in Terezin that Slavic story, though is an amazing. Story of of how human beings are able to rise from the ashes he wandered the streets of Prague, people don't know this. But in the aftermath of World War Two after the liberation Jews. Went back in many cases to their homes and some of these European countries. In those homes have been occupied by non-jews, something like ten thousand Jews were murdered in the aftermath of World War Two simply for going back to their homes and saying they wanted their homes back, and then the people who are living. There were killed them in any case. Slavic wandered the streets of Prague of actually he found his way to the inland and saw it in American visa by the time. He got his visa war had broken out in the nation state of Israel, and instead of using that visa to travel to the United States, instead, slim, volunteer to be smuggled into Israel to fight on behalf of the Jewish state. They took him off the boat. They give him two hours of training. They handed him a rifle, and then they sent him to the frontlines of latrine, which was the bloodiest battle of the independence war now. In folks, talk about Israel being unnecessary. The fact that millions of Jews have been slaughtered throughout history. The fact that the population of Jews in today's world is still lower than the population of Jews in one thousand nine four. That is why the state of Israel exist to protect us over the world and to give Jews a place to go. When things go bad that is one of the reasons for the Jewish state to exist on just a practical root level and as ends. It's funny. The same people who say Israel is unnecessary. The same people who are making room for antisemitic attacks on Jews Israel's unnecessary Israel's bad and also anti Jewish act in the west are just anti Israel act. Do you think we believe you really, do you think we believe you when you say, you're just anti-zionist, and therefore it's okay for people to be anti semitic against Jews. You think that we believe that if you got rid of the state of Israel, suddenly, it'd be nice to the juice. I have my doubts in any case the Slavic was shipped over to the front lines of latrine one hundred and fifty people went into battle along with some of it can only fifteen came out in one piece some actually became served behind enemy lines. He was good at it. He he met prime minister, David Ben Gurion who gave him a bottle of vodka before one particularly dangerous mission. And slum Vick was part of all of. Secret missions with the end of the war Slome of felt that his role was done. He moved to the United States it sixth grade education. He worked as a daily paper and the nightwatchman to make ends meet. And then he began working as an apprentice to attrition. And then finally he went out on his own. He literally walked the streets looking for jobs on which he could bid within a few years. He was running a full electric city store with bunch of employees. And then he eventually became a millionaire became a pillar of the Jewish community supporting local schools and synagogues trustee of Jim Joseph foundation, which is a billion dollar endowment focused on Jewish education. The holocaust is a grave act of evil. The anti semitism that supported the holocaust still lives in many human hearts and the possibility of that's Arcus still exists. Please go watch the footage today in honor of the people who died and remember that evil is never is never truly gone, unfortunately. But neither is good. Neither is good. And that good is there. That's why we have to stand between between the evil and those it would victimize. Okay. Time for a quick thing that I hate. So this is gonna be quick. So I saw vendors endgame last night with my wife now, I didn't hate it. Okay. It's a little to say that. I hated avengers endgame. But I and I don't really like throwing cold water on people's favorite movies. And the things that they love all a lot. Well, I won't say I don't like doing it. I I don't enjoy it more than I should in any case avengers endgame. It is one million hours long is the Wagner, Ian, renaissance style, and it has moments, but there are bunch of spoilers coming guys. It does not work as a film. It does not work as a film. It basically destroys all of the main characters actually care about in favor of a bunch of characters. You don't it's got the Star Wars problems in the new Star Wars, basically took all the characters you like and killed them off to make room for characters that you don't actually care about. So here's a little bit of the trailer. And then I'll explain all of the problems with the ventures endgame. She's like a thousand years ago. Cave. Became iron, man. To you. Said no more surprises. But I was really hoping to pull off one last one. The wildest teached. None of it relies on the nostalgia that you have for the last sixteen films. And it is a cool thing that they were somehow able to put together sixteen films that lead all the way up to this final film, like that's that's really a neat achievement on a on a cinematic level. The problem is none of this works, and they destroy all of your favorite characters with probably the exception of black widow. Scarlett Johansson who finally gets a character arc that is worthy of her acting skills? So here all the spoilers ironman, obviously plots is right at the end men dies iron man's character. Arc is the only interesting thing in this movie, but they totally botch. It the reason that they bought it is because Iran, man, robert-jan juniors character for all of his movies. The struggle for iron man has been not do I go save the world where my selfish that solves in movie one. Right. The rest of the movies are all about will. He settled down with with pots will he will he settled down really build the family. Can he contain himself will become a solid citizen? Right. That was the struggle of Robert Downey junior. When was he? Going to grow up and being adult that was the question of Robert Downey junior and after snaps his fingers in the first forty five minutes of the movie, you find out the Robert Downey junior has gotten married to pepper Potts. And that he has actually had a kid with her. And this is good, right? This is a good setup. And then there, and then it arises through really dumb coincidence. Hey, guys, have you ever had the idea of time travel? Have you thought about it like seriously, and then people, and then Robert Downey junior is like oh, man. Well, I guess I haven't thought about it's impossible. Well, I have five minutes here in five minutes. He comes up with the time travel plans. So forget about how silly that is. It comes with a time travel plan in the next five minutes. It's an adventure film. You can't look for you know, them to him to spend four years trying to figure out how time travel works or anything like that. But here's the problem. Now, Tony stark has stakes. The stakes are and they present this choice. It's ready to be made the stakes are do you? Go back and change the past and thus lose what you have built for yourself in the aftermath of you becoming mature human being lose. Daughter. Do you sacrifice your daughter to save the world, right? That's a real moral choice. But then they obviate that choice in the next thirty seconds of the film where they explain that. If they go back and change the past won't actually change this time line, and therefore Tony Stark's kid will still be alive and his wife will still be alive and everything will be hunky Dory. So now, this just becomes another ironman film where it's about Tony stark risking himself to go save the world. But there are no heightened stakes at all. So you've built up to his final character transformation into responsible human being. And the question is going to be now is he even more responsible than the responsible human being built a family. Now is he willing to sacrifice his own family and his own happiness in order to save the world and the answer is we're not going to make them answer the question because we don't the the guts to actually posed that choice. So that's the problem with iron man's character, captain America character, the problem with captain America's characters they've always gotten it wrong. So captain America is basically John McCain. He supposed to be this crotchety old guy in a young guys body, very guy. A man out of time. Captain America has never felt like a man out of time to me. He's just felt like generic super. Hero. Who's kind of dopey in a good guy. But that's the way Chris Evans has played him. And this isn't just Chris because Chris Evans, dislikes me, Chris Evans, apparently. Like, the people who write the script basically that he would just be like any normal guy. Like if you saw captain America without the uniform. He wouldn't know he's captain America. He's just the guy. Well, that's not how the character is in the comics. And that's not how the characters should be here. So the stakes for captain America aren't extraordinarily high. Now, captain America's ending where they have him basically, go back in time. And then he is able to and then he basically just stays back in time with the love of his life. I was fine with that. I really didn't have a huge problem with his ending. I thought his ending was the most appropriate. I thought iron man, dying even that would have been appropriate. If they'd set it up properly that was okay. The person who I really couldn't stand what they did with them with four. So what they did with four makes no sense on a character level. So I understand you guys wanted the joke. You wanted for what the dad bought got it? Okay. You wanted to be fat and burp lot and be big lebowski. Okay. It's funny for the first five minutes. And then it's this is not for where we've had several four movies at this point Thors problem has never been lack of courage. It's it's always been that. He. Is afraid that he does not have the moral fiber to be the leader. It's been that he's afraid of leadership that's been his moral conflict is that he's been afraid of leadership the whole time and leadership has to be thrust upon him. And then he realizes he's leader. But instead they decided to go the direction of not that he doesn't wanna take leadership, but that he he's afraid to participate himself that he won't even participate. And so they make him basically a drunk weakling and it silly. And you never actually get to see door really inaction because they've decided to saddle him with fat suit for the joke, which is again, not in character. And also very so I was waiting for the point where four would just kind of take the hammer or the acts and slamming on the ground. Lightning comes in. He's back to being all, right? I was waiting for that sort of transformation that never really happens. And in fact, the best thing about Thor is in the first five minutes of film when he kills knows. Right. The first five minutes of the film where we're chops down on his head off. That's the best thing that he's got in the entire film. The rest of the time he is basically wasted which is a pity because Chris Hemsworth can actually hold his own on screen. I don't think Chris Evans, can I? Chris Chris Hemsworth can with Robert Downey junior. But they don't give him anything to do except be funny, which is in that that there's a final kind of thing with Chris Pratt, and Chris Hemsworth. That's very funny. Okay. But he was supposed to be more than a funny character. If you watched the first film directed by Kenneth Branagh who was supposed to be far more serious. Also as my business partner. Germy boring has pointed out that that it's pretty obvious from the film that they wanted Anthony Hopkins to come back and do a scene with Chris Hemsworth. And Chris Hemsworth, they weren't able to get Hemsworth to do it. So instead, they brought back Rene Russo for a conversation, and it really doesn't work fantastically. Well, Thanos is built up in the first avengers film as this guy with an interesting back story and with an actual with an actual rationale. Right. He feels that balance has to be brought back because he lived on a planet where overpopulation was a problem. So he's naps his fingers half, the people are gone balances restored. Hey, now, they bring us back to old then those who still has that same mission, and they basically just turn them into big daddy. Right. He now he doesn't have an interesting backstory. Now, he's just say. Artist? And there's a line near the end of the film where he turns to Robert Downey junior or captain America. I I think it's maybe captain America. And he says, I, you know, your little planet. I'm going to enjoy destroying it. Okay. Come on come on like if you wanna draw good villain. Then you can't just make them sadist every bad villain like Steppenwolf. From Justice league is just to say this to wants to do bad stuff. But then those had an interesting backstory, and the the thing about that is that Dan was willing to sacrifice his own daughter for what he believed in. Right. Dan lewis. He's immoral. He's a bad person. But he's willing to make a sacrifice. They don't even ask Robert Downey junior to make in the second of injures film. So that is a problem as well. Now, there are two characters who I think are treated well by the script black widows treated, well, by the script Hawkeye, Jeremy Renner is treated well by the script, Carol danvers, the the captain marvel character, I just have to say that she's insanely boring. So I didn't actually see the captain marvel film, I intending on going and seeing it at some point. I didn't really feel the compulsion to see it. But I. Suppose that I will see it in any case, she's in the film. But she's basically a block of wood the brakes things that's what Carol Denver says. She doesn't have any character. You don't know why? She's there. She you don't know her motivations. She just flies around, and she smashes things. All right. And she's she's Dave's ex mackinaw another point made by my business partner. We had a conversation about this this morning is that one of the problems with with this film is the also know the comparative power of the characters. So it's like every character has powered that is equally powerful. Despite the fact that they don't there's a senior the end where the inventors headquarters hit by one million missiles, and somehow ant man, who is a human. And and Jeremy Renner who's a human are find like the bottom of twenty stories. They're fine. Totally cool makes no sense. There's a scene where Thanos who does not have the Infinity gauntlet at this point is fighting off captain America and Thor and iron man spending off all three of them. Well, if you remember back to the first of injuries film. He barely holds off Thor alone, right Thorpe shows up and nearly takes him out. Well, he has the Infinity stones. He doesn't have the Infinity. He's basically just the big bad guy. So why are all three of them unable to take him out? And then there was the NFL Adra capitulation where they're trying to run the gauntlet between players, and it's like, oh, okay. I understand you're doing fan service. Look there's found through their Spiderman, oh, they're heading into this other character who we don't care about. And then they're just kind of throwing the gauntlet just to remind you that all these characters exist. The center of this universe was always supposed to be iron man, captain America. Thor. They turned into a loser. Captain America is boring and ironman, they don't give a full motivation and prohibit him from making a proper choice. Now there again scenes in this movie that are quite good the scene between the Hoke, for example, the Mark Ruffalo character, and until the Swinton the doctor the the character from doctor strange, right? That's actually a good seat right at the scene there. A couple of the scene with Robert Downey junior and his dad that's a good scene too. But overall, I felt like it was a mishmash. I felt like it didn't really work. I understand that for Uber fans of marvel. I'm not speaking in Uber fan of Marla I've seen virtually all of these films. I think that captain marvel is the is the only one that I have not seen. But. Their fans who are sitting there like just picking out the Easter eggs. Oh, remember when they did that in this movie, and then the flashing back that movie now, isn't that cool and that funny, and there there's some there's a lot of stuff there. But that's fan service. It's not filmmaking, and it doesn't give an emotional resonance. The only emotional resonance really is man's death. Which I guess is what it was supposed to be an even there. I felt like he was diminished somewhat. By the fact, that he basically just is the normal adventure story that could have taken place in any of the other iron man's also final. Critique I don't feel the necessity to have a giant battle with all of the people in the universe. At the end of every movie. I didn't like it at the end of Auckland. And I don't like it here. In fact, the battle was much more interesting when it was just a couple of people fighting before all of these things show up before doctor strange unleashes the beast and all these people come walking through back from the dead. It felt throughout the movie like there were no stakes. And this is my big problem. I didn't get anything that. I thought was really unexpected. I felt like they deliberately lowered the stakes. Not heightened the stakes with that decision that I referred to about iron, man. I felt like it was it was. Blase in bland, I didn't feel like anyone was really in any danger. Even iron man's death is sort of inevitably foreshadowed by what happens to the hawk when he puts on the gauntlet. So. I wish I had liked the movie more since I spent three hours of my life on it and fifty bucks tickets for I'm actually expensive, man. But I, but I will say that I understand why people enjoyed it. If you're a superfan, but I'm not going to. But I I am not up with the this is great now, where's the future of marvel? This is serious question. Because when you look at the second ranks of characters they've now gotten rid of all their big stars. Right. Chris hemsworth. I guess might appear in the future banana thorn movie, he'll probably do a cameo in a guardians of the Alexey movie. Which is a Chris Pratt property. So guardians of the galaxy will continue to be a functioning series because all those characters are still there. But who's going to be the new iron, man? Can they replace Robert Downey junior? I don't think so I really don't think so he's to conic, and especially if they decide to make with Paul show or something she's been all the movies that she's not the reason people see movies. Do they really think that what's the name of the character who replaced the eagle who's going to replace captain America? That's not gonna that's not gonna play. There are great black superheroes. Right. Black Panther is one of them. That's a that's a vibe. Property. I don't think that just sliding the eagle into into captain America's suit, by the way. Does he have any superpowers at all like having America's serum is the guy who's becoming a new captain America? Does he have this year is just a human shield as for thought, they really they can replace Chris Hemsworth with Valkyrie? And again, the the character art for four is doesn't exist. So his whole character arc is. He refuses to take leadership. But he's the best among us in does. He will receive the hammer. Right. That is his character arc and at the end. Not only does he not receive the hammer. But also, he then hands off the mantle of leadership, which has been tempting to avoid his entire life. So it's never thrust upon him. And he never takes it. So in the last four movie, he actually does take it right in the last movie he is forced to take it ready loses his eye. He becomes weathered. He loses. The long hair. He uses the beard. Right. Suddenly, he is, you know, the king that his father was and by the end of this movie. He's back to being loser. He was at the beginning of movie number one. So lots of problems with the movie, Paul Rudd. Did a good job Zaman? Okay. We're done. We'll be back here later with a couple more hours. This is the Ben Shapiro show. This is the Ben Shapiro show executive producer, Jeremy boring, senior producer Jonathan. Hey. Our supervising producer is Mathis Glover, and our technical producer is Austin Stevens. 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Ep. 89 - Pro Surfer Anastasia Ashley Joins

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Ep. 89 - Pro Surfer Anastasia Ashley Joins

"Uh-huh oh mama what's up stoker's of stoke nations chad kroeger coming in with gandhi pachon j. t. podcast guys before we become when remind you once again that we we're brought to you by manscaping manscaping. Thank you so much for keeping our trims cute for looking after that region and bringing it to the limelight and making sure people know oh that they need to groom and when they groom they hit up manscaping they get that lomb or two point. Oh by using the code go deep immense gate dot com. You've worked with manscaping landscape before right yeah he throw those on. I get to hear my beautiful. I get to hear my beautiful voice <hes> yeah they're great love. I mean and obviously i. I use the product. Sometimes it's my shower but on finding these funds south they get it so it's not just exclusive for dudes now <hes> exactly and that's how i think a lot of products are now too when you're like you know. It's like the girl buys for the boyfriend and then you end up like using it into. Sometimes you know i'm kind of all over the place as you guys now so you know <hes> i'll use the razor. It's around nice yeah. It's a good endorsement. Thank you guys who i am with my compadres thomas. What a what a boom clap stoker's and we are anesthesia ashley. Welcome welcome to the pod. This is i mean i gotta say i've been promising trying to coordinate make this happen for like a about about a year since our inception i think yeah i think i heard about this. Even before it happened and i was like y'all i got i got i gotta talk doc store with the us or the it's been domes for awhile and we just have been persistent. Make it happen so and yet. We met probably like a year and a month ago yeah u._s. Open yep. It was a good time but i yeah obviously been a huge fan of what you guys do promoting stoke. Oh thank you from o._t._c. You know it's like i get it. Re from saint clini yeah you know so when i saw all the original video the message what you guys are. What you guys are trying to do down there. You know because growing up in saint colonia it was like this <music> rumor like is paul walker from saint khulumani. Did he go to the high school. Did he go to a party. I saw him surfing. Reffing may be <hes> uppers when i was like some surfing yeah surf with him yeah actually when i was like a sophomore oh wow this is like when he was amos and i remember being like a sophomore in high school being like oh my god hawker there. He is and <hes> <hes> but then i had heard rumors. I didn't know his actual connection or knock next single money so i was like yeah he needs us out you oh for sure yeah and and like sanctimony is the place that i think it's kind of insane. There's not more statues of famous people whose oke legends yeah of san clemente like there's there's like the goodell says there's like ryan shuck. Nobody has a statue. They all froth to yeah. How's paul in the water. You you know like i remember he. Could kinda serve like he wasn't like a superstar shredder but he was like on a smaller board. Probably what would be like you know they have these like fun shapes back then this is like vintage days don't want to date myself but probably about twenty years go and they he was on like a short board but like a bigger one he could hang like he was like decent like i remember being because you know when he celebs surfing. It's kind of like all right. You know everyone serves yeah but can hang surf and sank lays. No joke. It's real waves was it a is that upper virtuosos yeah my cell. I've never served either. I mean you can live the lifestyle. You don't even serve. That's the thing i still hang at the beach you get it. I get it yeah he gets ten. I'd you get ten. He loves he loves the sun and a volleyball and all things that that come with it. Yeah and i like the general vibe at the beach too yeah. It's just nice. I mean it's that's what i say. It's like everyone's always like oh. I wanna serve already hi. This is go to the beach. Catch a wave. Get a beer. Get a tan enjoy life yeah. When did you start surfing fan. I started surfing when i was about four or five years old so really early our parents you know. Actually i just kind of always thought it was really cool. Who and i was cool for yeah. I knew i was like that's a vibe. You didn't you like star on like a trash. Live yeah like like literally like i like why i started surfing in <hes> in <hes> san clemente and then i actually moved to hawaii when i was about as you're born sacramento than you think yep and then i <hes> moved to why and like i had borrowed people's boards like i like would see kids kids out the beach and i'd be like hey can i borrow board and they'd be like sure and then i found aboard. Actually that was like an old pro surfers broken shitty you-know-what havi board in the trash can <hes> you know they threw it away. It was so good board daesa <hes> <hes> at least for me at the time and that's my first board so cool until i got a sponsor and you know island on a oiseaux so this is like nor your short back. Oh yeah that's cool yeah sponsor who that's a really good question. I never get us but <hes> my first sponsor was actually a local sir shop. They're called tropical rush. Oh cool across from surfin si <hes> yeah get free boards <hes> they had like a in house shaper shaper and that was like a bit. I mean boards. Even now. When i get in for free is like a big deal. They're expensive do pokey shop sponsor surfers now that they should yeah that'd be cool. That'd be awesome. What's the widened sweet fan yeah. That's a great one when he got sponsored. Did you feel like different like when he went to school. You were like yeah. I'm one of the sponsored people people no one hundred percent one hundred percent light flicks <hes> do flex it. Yeah it was like it was like this thing where growing up between santa money and hawaii and being around serve communities and were surfers were like the heroes so it was like oh you just got a sponsor answer like you're going to be a professor or likely see thought that at that at that time in your life and you're like yeah okay i've made it i'm like sponsored did did your parents are not really now now. They you know athletic but they which is rare because a lot of people. I know who are been professionals. Calls are ever competed like they usually have the surf dad and you know like pushes. You started the young yeah like at i was. I was a competitive swimmer whereas wall and so like they had like swimming background but never surfing like i think they probably would have pushed me like tennis or something else. If i the <hes> a little bit of like i'd say kind of random scenario like we went on vacation. One year liked it in an it was pretty cheap to live there at the time not like now and nice lifestyle. They wanted to move. What what was it like in the water. You know because i i know in the north shore. It's like pretty agro intense dudes and so was it intimidating for you to go out there and did you like you have to like. Earn your spa or were. They pretty accepting <hes> you know. I bet i would say that. Most of you know back in the day you like hawaii nor shore was like very much like you need to show respect. You need to earn your stripes like you know you need to <hes>. Wait your turn turn. You know like it so yeah. I mean definitely like you had to put in the work in the hours to like get waves. Even even i would say like you know. There's definitely guys back then to who didn't like girl surfing. Did it really care if you're a girl guy. Whatever you're not getting any waves <hes> yeah and so like yeah it. Just you know like i think it's one of those things like i was lucky enough to grow up there and a lot of the guys out in the lineup saw me like from a little kids even say now like so even when i go to why now like i still don't get good away like i don't get the set waves that the best spots but lead pipe bomb now. I'm not like jill the and you know like they're co aren't aren't like letting me go but like if someone was the far like maybe you know the rockies or sunset or you know depends ends though i mean everyone there nowadays is like there to get the clip there to get the photo so like people don't really gonna give you the best way because that could be like like a clipper photo for them. You know and i get that was <hes> we as a kid. We like fearless as a kid like you. Were just like going straight to pipeline <hes> a little little bit like i definitely charge probably harder like in certain parts of my life than now per se but like i definitely like as a kid. You don't have that fear like it like you know. I was like i have tons of scars over my legs and body like from skateboard skateboard pretty aggressively to but but now i'm like he scared now yeah. Oh yeah you own is big. I can't imagine how someone it's terrifying yeah and especially now too. It's like i don't wanna like not to sound like you know <hes> into myself. I don't wanna hit my face really to that yeah like even so it's just like yeah i don't wanna. I don't wanna blow out my knee. I don't wanna like tear my arm out of my song like these are all things that like as as you get older. I'm like oh. I wanna like be able to play with my kids one day. I don't wanna like destroy my body so that's kinda like were. I'm out where it's like. Yeah like all serve like still pretty solid waves but like i'm not really trying to like go to why man when it's like twenty feet like when i used to i do that a couple of years ago surf with what's going through your head when he paddled into one of those holy shit don't faw aw you're actually kind of blackout because it's so much adrenaline at least for me anyways is i'm really scared and you kind of block out and you're like okay. I just scott alike your it's kind of a crazy feeling though with the amount adrenaline you feel it's pretty cool. I see how people get addicted to that when you did you feel the pressure especially in hawaii from like you know jamie o'brien or something like when you go you go. We'll so that's actually the thing is like on some level. You know i'm happy that a lot of the guys maybe aren't on. I've actually been called into like solid ways that like maybe someone couldn't get or they could see shifted like swung wide or what have you and <hes> basically like yeah when someone that's a guy out there 'cause as you in and you don't go. You all get called into another way right so you need to kind of go. Even if you're not ready in those situations are yeah or are they. Just kinda like losers like okay. She's not going to go it. Has it's sort of like a gladiator. Arena sounds like out there yeah. I got got a when you go out there especially in hawaii. It seems like he got it like you know you. What's the word i'm looking for it. You got to like you know. Earn just key you gotta. Earn your keep yeah. You can't yeah like you're in the <hes>. You're like that arena and so are the headphones came outside. Scott discombobulated <hes> just just like oh okay. My thoughts are back. You thought this is like this is like shit. Was we got. Would you know it's like a glock cabinet traffic's. We got aaron dude got for bees shout out aaron. Aaron was the biggest surf you had paddle in to <hes> none. I'm terrified of sharks sharks so let me just tell you yesterday so is in san clemente yesterday and i'm blowing going out the spot so anyone listening. I surf a lot of north beach k. fours where where we need a statue. It's all greek to me so so basically i'm like about to go someone. D._m.'s me afford video capistrano beach two miles up the road three great whites wow drone shots from like an hour before and i'm like seriously we like all i wanted to serve and like it's like that weird feeling though and i so i'm with you aaron on the shark thing like i'm terrified of sharks so you didn't go now. It wasn't that good either. Do you feel like charter like dogs in the way you know so. It's like if you if you are scared of them. They're going to get that guy whereas if you're like hey what's up dudes. Yeah i mean we all know the reality of like getting bit sharks are. It's you know you're in. You're their territory. It's they're pretty safe for the most part but it's one of those things it's like. The waves are not that good today. What really neat you know. It's still in back your head yeah. You're just doing the math yeah. Is it worth it if the waves are bad and they're sharks would stop side. Come like <hes> like afraid of sharks surf tomorrow. It's like it was like late in the day and i was like okay. It's their living room. Yeah sure how that's how. I look at it to like like you know anything that happens. It's like well. You know you're going in the ocean. Yeah is ian. Edwards has a great joke about shark attacks where it's like. You're in the shell like you're going into their house and it's like you're in the shower or he's like going into ocean. That's their house. It's not like you're in the shower and shark comes in was so player shark attack tag time. So what do you think that drink okay so also saying. This is how legit in guys you guys are doing good here. This is like i've heard of this so much. It's like an l. A. the erawan yeah it's phenomenal but this is like when i walked in house. Lee has got me air. It's grossly overpriced but it's phenomenal. Oh i'm glad good. I get it blue. I don't know what is exactly but it three trick. Delight us live e three blue. I really think that's what they say okay but i don't know what that stuff is but this just like a blue during it's a blue drink yeah almond milk with blue solid. It's like in vegas vacation. Randy quaid's like i'll have some of the blue in some of the yellow yeah that food yeah. I pretend it's the stuff from the star wars cantina. Oh you dawg good call. I love. I love his voice. He's it comes. He comes in on that planet. Sorry star wars go. He's the voice of reason on the pod <hes> and another pods. He's gonna say many pots. He has a great boy at some like who is this man getting cocky. <hes> were you talking about charles sharks. We try to get some guys we we got some shark experts to try and sign a truce at that we punched up wrote up between shark and man man but nobody would like take it seriously and sign it so unfortunately we weren't able to broker. The deal brokered the peace. Yeah i mean people you know you got to like. I think there could be today. There could be a day. I mean it it could happen is how it happens. I mean there's people mean. I see people free diving with great eight. Were it's what people are doing. Shark world is pretty amazing. Dear friends and our own little bit. I know some people <hes> but for me see. I don't know if i'm there yet right yeah not for me yeah. It's tough to break. The ice seem pragmatic. That's like a big step. I think so i so after did you leave high school to serve yeah. I'm actually a high school dropout. That's it's pretty wild parents yeah because i i mean the thing is is and i say that i was this is an interesting thing because i dropped out the last semester of high school and up until then though i was a four point oh student i was is phenomenal but it got to a point where i was going to be pushing on how many days you could <hes> not yeah you could miss basically uh not were they would automatically fail. You and i was like look. Do i wanna go to france. Do i want to go to hawaii why i think those was i was going to hawaii for triple crown nor shored. It was like not to say whatever about like hey. I have people paying saying me to go surf right now. I'm seventeen years old osa making a ton of money enough to like live on my own at that time and you gotta travel and i got to travel and i was like doing great so i was like yeah i don't. I don't know of schools for me at the moment. So you know maybe one day i go back. I get the g._e._d. But <hes> to finish it out but i yeah i literally like started <hes> traveling and competing really heavily like in high school so you're competing against adults yeah. I was like doing the kiosks or whatever it's called. Now is back then because that's like were were. They competitive with you did they. Oh yeah the hated me because they thought you realize this young hotshot yeah. They were like oh this little brat. So what's it like in competition like active you like freeze up or are you able to adapt easily. I've gone through phases like i would probably say. When i was like seventeen eighteen. I was like probably my mcpeek a little bit. I hate saying that the my will but <hes> yeah like you know i've i've struggled with things competing like my nerves being number one like yeah. <hes> eat out seems i was surfing too because you're it's you have to work with nature waves yeah. It's not like you have like a half pipe or something where you can just drop in. It's like there's like the added pressure of like waiting for the right waves and stuff and like it just seems so. I've never competed but it just seems so difficult. It is it's like it's. It's a big mental game. You know you look at a guy like kelly. There's a reason why he's like you know. Calculators still arguably one of the best if not the best surfers because he can hang mentally he can. He knows what it takes to win. He knows he can be down in a final final. Twenty five minutes left <hes> no sorry two minutes left and have it be like <hes> you know he needs to nine unscom bowed and he can sit there and pull them both out of his rabbit. You rabbit hat but the thing is is that most people well even though like talent wise say your combo two minutes left. You need these scores. They mentally this lose it. They can't handle the pressure sure they fall and you see that a lot and then you see like some guys like cowley and like you know there's really it's interesting seeing <unk> how people compete in the different levels of the mental aspect to it. He seems to be able to call upon the waves. You you know what i mean these yeah. He bowed right now. I think he does something. I don't know he has some like side. Deal on. I mean i saw the a documentary flying the champagne were andy irons like he's read worn piece. I know it or no he's read the art of war. He's like he's read the art of war. He'll he'll act like he doesn't but i know it uh-huh yeah. He's got a yeah he apparently he can. He's able to just like fuck with your head to and yeah like he has that patients be also has the ability to intimidate timothy other competitor which is huge yeah like i want that thing is like i think some people could have been scared of me in a good way right because i just i wouldn't make eye contact with people like a lot of people i when i got older and less serious about competing. I wouldn't be down at the contest like you know. I wouldn't be acting all day act like i wouldn't be like oh whatever i remember when i was like really in it being like people like other competitors. Okay what's up. Maybe like so like i like not here to make friends. Yeah exactly and it's limited fitted. There's limited money. Limited sponsors limited so like if i want to be a friend i'll hang out with you not at the surf contests do do you have other tactics to intimidate them paddle battling or any of that stuff yeah like i think really you know i contact and just like i would kinda like look like through them like so much. I talked to me or said something. I would just like dislike stealth. <hes> get some ws yeah. What does it feel like when you when you win. Appear real quick when i win. Oh amazing. That's the best part about competing is when it's not the losing but you have to take it both. How did it feel any laws. Would you take it to heart. Oh yeah i would cry i would like it's probably good though right till cry. I mean no. Maybe i feel like did you get it out but like dark and it shows you care yeah. I mean that's the thing like i see people now like when they lose they like even like a world title or or something and unlike they just wanna go home in light cry yeah. That's always the roughest part of like the super bowl when they see the team win. Yes no matter who wins. You're pretty pretty excited from. I mean i hate the patriots but yeah so i don't get too excited for them but then they cut to the losing players and you have to watch them like walk hangdog yeah locker room yeah that's brutal. Has everyone celebrating around him. Yeah it's like yeah you wanna like losers yeah <hes> so what's your primary like occupation now. That's that's a that's a good question. I asked myself that every day. I ask myself the same. I'm like okay so i mean i competed for over. Twenty ears sounds crazy but is crazy. Yeah i served <hes> competing so professional surfer. I don't necessarily compete anymore. I occasionally we'll do like a couple events or whatever so you know my day to day is a bit interesting. Though i don't serve say every day like i used to but i do a lot of <hes> fun opportunities now like all all based around surfing. Even though i'm not putting on a jersey i get to like travel makes her videos photos work with brands <hes> social media ambassador yeah. It's it's interesting 'cause like my jaw has been the same for fifteen years. I just now have my own platform so like back in the day like isolate call up surfer magazine surfing magazine and be like hey posts by video. Hey plus my video video and they know maybe like okay. No one's gonna see this video. I made i edited like i was doing like making my own videos like even back two thousand eight the n._f._l. Two thousand seven and now it's like really nice because 'cause i can just do it for social media but back in the day it was like a struggle but to answer your question is a long answer but you know professional surfer personality. I do modeling sometimes. It's sort of like you. You were which i think is smart. You're able to transition because i feel like pro surfer that it's like. There's a shelf life yeah transition like lifestyle ambassador. I li- i can i just use what you just said. I'm a lifestyle awesome and your bio yeah last alabaster. I'll deal quote and i'll i'll put you at my bio because you're all these cool like tahiti hawaii. Yeah i mean that's bali. That's what it's about. I'm trying to be everywhere awesome that has waves and and how do you decide what you put out. You know that's a good question. I i used to be a bit more and i go back and forth like anyone like oh man post a selfie person surf video ahmedi. This is to get kind of caught up because i would like be like i don't have that like many good like surf clubs that i feel good or photos or something so i love you will be like oh. You're not like posting good. You're not posting surf stuff and i'm like whoa. I don't have solid stuff. I feel good about stand and i've done it on a smaller scale than you was surfing. Yeah i take it so serious. I don't want to post a clip if i don't think it's perfect right and like it's so it's easy to you get caught like not posting anything because you're critical of yourself yeah but <hes> it really depends like it depends what i'm doing home with if i have someone taking pictures of me you know like i do a lot of stuff that i wish i'm like oh. I wish i had a photographer. I wish i was from. I'm alone a lot of time so it's like like all be travelling somewhere. Maybe like i have a job somewhere. I'm shooting something a couple of days and i'm like i like i have no one take victory so so then nothing is supposed to but i mean it's really kind of like. I don't have a strategy. I don't have like a content plan like you know it it smart to like whatever but i just like kinda post on the internet what i'm usually doing at the time. Maybe a couple of throwbacks but i'll post pictures on on on the couch. You're not doing anything there at the beach. I was like three days ago. <hes> introverted no i just i like. I'm just like solo solo like. I'm pretty extroverted like when i'm out bopping around i i i do my thing but you know again. My day to day is not necessarily really being around people so it's like you know i'll just do things. Lana go work out alone jim known how many times have you flown this month not too much. Actually i was in japan like three weeks ago. Yeah japan whatever but yeah i went to japan not too long ago. It was awesome. They've good waves there right. He and i actually went and served this like fake fake. It's <hes> i wouldn't surface many wave ports called city wave and it's basically a <hes> yes standing wave and it it is cool. I was surfing literally in the middle of tokyo. That's cool which is who can say they do that. Yeah and i was like you know i had opportunity. Go there and do that and i was like perfect now in japan for a week yeah have you have you served. Kelly's wave. I have yeah i was <hes>. It was intimidating it. It was and he was there too so it's like yeah yeah yeah and you're like okay. You know i don't wanna fall. That wave is super easy though to fall on yeah looks like like it's funny because people i <hes> it's the perfect way of it's like it's is a really perfect wave but it's a perfect wave pool with. It's not like any other wave when you're out in the ocean. It's like the way the machine works and how how you kind of have to readjust your surfing and also like i think probably your boards might be a little different working there because you're not in salt water. It might be a salt water order pool. I don't know these are things that are kind of mysterious to me and i believe now you go yeah. It seems he's like you gotta. Go the way pool and i'm like i don't. I don't really want to come out there like on a saul. Yeah i mean there's a train coming. That's making the wave and and the people watching there's people screaming at the jail on. There's literally people screaming at you on the jet ski. Go get reminded drive you yelling at you the whole time. He's the best driver though like what's the driver the jets driver oh so you're pulled into that with no oh but they track you so you paddle in the machine comes you paddle in and then <hes> they have a jet ski in the pool. It's the craziest thing someone to coach you yet. Because it's very easy to to mess up the wave like you kind of look and you're like okay what's going on. What's going on and and so like if you have one of the guys like if it's raymonda or like one of the other surf guides out there surf coaches the gone the jet ski and you and that's something when when i went out there too. I didn't realize i was like oh okay but they're yelling at you. Squat get lower get lower. Stay higher air sarah so you're on the waverley the machine there's people swimming around. There's people trying to take photos and then the jetski is like probably probably about ten five feet away tracking. You yellow knee her yeah. Are you friends with kelly yeah. Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah you super cool. I mean i grew up with his girlfriend. In saint clement actually went to high school together. Did you go to sprinkle many high dead before i dropped out triton's yeah right on rival high schools yeah i went to s._m. J. sarah yeah yeah now now. I i knew some people into we had this conversation before. We have yet to whom the wagons again now. You're good. We know any of the same people now because i'm older than you okay. I feel like i know like a run with an older crowd though not really but you were like the freshman hang out with like seniors get a lift sometimes from some older yeah me too. My parents would never pick me up from anywhere. They tell me to get a ride. I remember that too. I was always like walking really yeah like but also you think there's no cellphones either so it was like actually no i didn't i didn't i just dated myself when i was a whole now. I didn't get a cell phone so like one of those kids. I just didn't want to be found. I didn't want people to know where i was asked to call. My friends mckay are you with j._t. And then my buddy who could you dad what's up yeah look at j._t.'s phone. I'm like the complete opposite with this stuff. You look at his phone. It's like three hundred text messages ages. How are you one thousand emails and i'm like you're one of those i it. It makes my head explode. Oh i hate that. That's like one of my pet. Peeves like people who leave like. I just don't understand. It's also like three hundred tax that you not opening and mind you. I shouldn't be like calling you out because i do north texas time but like are they like people. You don't like no. I love everyone who text me but then why don't reopen it all right. This sounds like cheap rationalization but if i'm going to respond i'm gonna go most of the time it's <hes> it's a question that has a lot of threads to it so i'm going to respond. I'm going all win. We're gonna talk for another fifteen minutes with each. One of these people see you get engaged. Yes so i gotta i gotta pull back. Let it float by sometime and yeah. That's good restraint yeah but then i go back you know i always come around and i i pick up the thread that i let sit for a little bit. They email thing. I can see see happening even though that would bug me looking like oh there's thousands of e mails on my phone because there there could be spam. There could be like companies. He's like whatever but the tax is like such a personal thing. It's like anyone who's texting me on like gut attacks and back i. I think that's great. I mean i i'm i don't i don't get lengthy on the tech so all dislike hard it yeah. Oh i do a lot of that. Now i mean that was revolutionary the hearts and the thumbs up points it'd be finding me to start some thumbs downing everyone because you never know if you're supposed to respond to the last text message that someone sends you in with chad and i would tax all day so it's like we'll send it and it can just be hanging there so you can come back and say sweet sweet yeah but then you're like. Do i need to do that and the nike. Just throw the thumbs up on it but that's like when someone says sweet like do you say sweet goal or like net yeah the thumbs upper upper the heart yeah. It's nice the harbor half text. A heart can also be kinda like or the liking. I don't of this called a harding or liking the tax bill a heart. Everything it can also be like passive aggressive isn't that you have to feel like that's a new thing that we have to be aware of because it's like sometimes when people like like it. I'm like but then they don't respond. I like this no when i heard it. I'm harding. Thank you love it yeah. It's it's a sincere sincere. I'm like a fucking love boom like yeah heart that i like the emphasize one exclamation points where you're like. Yes it. I'm excited. I throw that yeah. I like that one too but the thing is like yeah. If someone like maybe hearts it likes it. Whatever we're calling it but then doesn't respond. It's like i can see how that can be a little passive aggressive. Oh man. I don't mean it that way now. There's all kinds of stuff stuff now. It's like you don't think it comes across that way. Okay good good good. He's like they're like hardy heart. He's like yeah. I'm gonna go through my texan. De hearts through your text text messages right now and be like if you have like how let's see your bubble. I think it's like if your mom's now how many then in a look at the way you got forty eight. I think it's like if your mom says who are these forty but it could be actually like five degrees some in group tax to yeah. I just put those on silent. Also those don't even register those don't even think they do but i i mean you're essentially doing go to your not responding. I think with the heart thing if it's like your mom says i love you and you give her thumbs up. That's that's the bad move. That's cool nice mom. That's like i figured you gotta keep moving. Though thanks mom he ex i was waiting to see what what's the house <hes> like your high profile person on social media would house the relationship with the audience i mean i think it's good. I a again like i do a lot of things on my own. I travel. I do think so. It's like it's cool and i actually meet people in real life that like follow alami or like get amped on what i'm doing 'cause <hes> yeah 'cause i'm like yeah. I'm usually loans. If you see me like come say what up but as that's cool yeah it's cool and then you have a beautiful engagement ring thank you. I know this is new york when he got engaged. What was it like a. I got like uh <music> have like june almost two months ago yeah. How did you guys meet <hes> we met actually through mutual friends ends in he's from california randomly and we were out in florida. Just kind of naturally happen yeah was he. Do he's a doctor. Actually oh our doctor surgeon. He does right now general surgery but he's going into vascular. Oh yeah so he right now. Does all the fun fun like stabbings gunshots car accidents. You'd never see c._m._u. Or having the worst day of your life oh really yeah in vascular to he's gotta out of work probably uses microscopes right. He actually has jim together veins yeah. He actually has these really cool. Goggle things <hes> <hes> magnifying like it looks like inspector gadget type of thing that it's a they're called loops but they're all the doctors use them but they're pretty funny looking they they they you can see like a thousand times so like everything is magnified. Who's got to do a death a lot. Oh yeah house. Are you handle that i mean i think anyone in that field you. You know what you're signing up for but i mean you know. I think the best way that i look at it. I know a lot of people in that field. Look at it himself. Included as people are coming into you. Already either are at least in his specialty like you know. People are coming in from a car accident. Pure coming in from a stabbing like these people are walking dead basically so you're giving them a chance at life if they can't be saved in and you know it's that would have been the outcome. The does already cast right like that would have been outcome if they hadn't gone to an hospital right is it was like disconnect or sometimes like bring his work home kind of thing yeah i mean i think like a lot of people himself and a lot of a he referencing law people in the medical field. It's like you know people do their best to disconnect an act but it's i mean it's a real. It's a crazy job. I mean you could be on call doing a surgery and then an hour later having to go to a birthday party. You know after war and it's like the you know a lot of people. Can you know it's just another day when you're like i watched a man die. Yeah yeah and it's and it's interesting. That makes i'll say this for. How was your day at work is always a very interesting conversation when people ask that and you're like i can tell he's like oh. Do you really want to know it matt my dad's a doctor too so his hand surgery <hes> but he deals with traumatic injuries as well cutting off their hands yeah and he so desensitized to <hes> like yeah. He's like yeah. This guy's took his hand lawnmower. <hes> there's one instance where like some lady she got bit by a dog and then someone stabbed with a sword very interesting stories. I mean the stories are it's like how it's all. The things that you think could maybe happen. They see exactly yeah. They see like they see everything and he said desensitize. He'll show me photos while i was working on this. Just these mangled. It's worth a p._d. As well yeah but he's also like you know similar to your fiance because by abe or abraham a hamster abraham <hes> easter stir yet he he works in <hes>. He has vascular stuff too so he's a stitch together. This nerve serve took me like six hours and you came and see it like damn as crazy. It's got steady hands. I mean so did he ever push you go. Go into the medical field then yeah. I mean he knew he no. He pushed me to be an e._r. Doctor is your doctor <hes> because i was going to high school in santa a cruise and eric college in santa has in santa clara. Sorry and he's like this is what you need to do. You need to be an e._r. Doctor see up to forty eight hour shifts and the rest the week you can surf in santa cruz <hes> and then and then how about life and then from my buddy tom's doing yeah right yeah and then after a while he's like all right we we know you can't be a doctor your enough. Just i'll just drink four loko yeah. He's all right. You're going to be a dentist as you have a great lifestyle. It's like you know be a dentist. Now mike that i'm an ambassador of stoke yeah so what was that conversation like back actually encouraged me to go into entertainment oh yeah because in like <hes> senior year <hes> i was like i'm going to go be a producer like i had any idea with them. Uh-huh sounds cool. I'll be a producer. I didn't know anything and he's like <hes>. I think you should go on performing and <hes> and then once i because that's what i always really wanted to do. I just i'm the youngest of five so and they're successful so like i never really really had like the house like the one that like goes into like the riskiest field <hes> once i got the green light from him i was like alan. I was like oh. This is my passion now. Yeah that's awesome yeah so it was all he's like yeah. I'm like i'm like oh stoke yeah. I can do that so so ambassador ambassador of stoke yeah. I mean first of his kind. I i would say. I think if you know the couple years ago people people said that they would be like even probably then people were like why now it's like. I don't know what you guys do what a lot of people do crazy when he invented facebook to yeah i mean this is all uncharted territory. Yeah you know stoking like i said i'm j- i'm here in burbank drinking air juan and i mean the you guys are doing great. Thank i'm like this is this is this is. I keep saying that but i'm like you know dad bad. I get to go to air juan. That's like right. You made it yeah yeah. What do you think the biggest misconception about being a lifestyle ambassador order. I'd say that like you probably aren't on your computer or on your phone. Check your emails checking your text messages but but i think a lot of you know like it's still like if you work and i see this to a lot of freelancers and even surfers like i mean it's like you still gotta like run that part of the business. I think there's a lot of like oh essentially for me. <hes> you know that this place at this place like i think a lot of people show the more glamorous parts of the job. Which is everyone one. No one's posting like oh. You know the worser things but i think there's maybe misconduct conception that like l. Everything just happens for our people like i never thought that like. I don't really think things are oxidants like you know like people get discovered or people just even good surfers. It's like there's tons of servers that like never could get sponsor and not to say great surfers even now that don't have sponsors that deserve sponsors here's but they they gotta run not part of the business. They got to like hustle. They got a meet people got get the sponsorship send their clips to surfer magazine yeah like they got to bother. People and i think there's i mean. Even you gotta bothered people yeah. I think that's something i've really learned. Is that if you want people to notice you you have to bother them and yeah. I think people get worried that if they bother people won't like them but they really don't care. I think like even myself like all talk to people and like they'll be like yeah. Let's work to awesome and i'm like yeah and then like i get distracted and like forget. Maybe i opened their tax. Read it. Don't text him back. I don't know if it's worse. He's leaving. The texts opened but you know it's like i if some if someone keeps like hitting me up like oh like following up up it's like oh yeah yeah yea like instead of like. I don't find that annoying at all especially if i'm already talking bird gauging with you like and they've got to be thinking about you yeah like it puts. It puts them top top of the head because again like i if you're in a position where maybe you're not in a traditional field <hes> area or something. It's like you don't work on a traditional schedule and that's to answer your question to let people think he may be like you're not really working going off his nine to five but sometimes i'll be even for self being the computer from like five p._m. To two in the morning you know with all the stuff of internet. It's like <hes> it's cool how it the <hes> it's sort of like a double edge sword because it gives sort of pretty much everyone the opportunity to to make their presence known to like a following but at the same time you know it's not like the old days where you just get like an agent or something and then they they're like oh. I'm gonna make you star whatever it's like. You got to be your own producer own publicist publicist which create that for yourself which i think is great. 'cause i back in the old days. I i really do think in certain industries whether rather be entertainment music <hes> you know i'm sure a lot of things to it was really like there's gatekeepers really like and i think ain't now the internet and even corporation businesses to then. It's kinda. Open the playing field. Yes democratize dolittle yeah yeah which is cool because it's like you know. It's like if you anyone can make a video and make a website now figure out how to make a product. Didn't you can start your own business. You can start you know doing entertainment. You can start doing music concert doing all these things that and be successful that that wasn't that was in reality back in the day. You had to meet the right age and you had to meet the right person otherwise good luck yeah. What do you think about the state of the world man i can't. I can't answer that. I say the world right now. I'm drinking an arrow on blue drink. I'm in burbank so beautiful day. I'm about to probably go to arizona after this and get some food tests out the food state of the world state of moral today great the rest. I don't know i. I can't really comment properly on that but it's a crazy world. We live in a like that perspective just say well. You know things are rate here so i mean again not not saying that things aren't good there. Are you know like discount with other. People are going through but i i think it's it's yeah. It's tough have to carry the weight of the world on your shoulders like trying to do that. It's actually right now. It's a balance. I have not decided to go into politics. Just it's a it's a balance. You know they again say the world. <hes> you know anything's possible. I think about it sometimes but i've done so many awful things not awful things embarrassing things that i just know if i ran for something i'd be ensuring that all that stuff came out and had maximum maximum humiliation for me. Everything about me is all on the internet so i'm like you feel transparent yeah. I'm like here i am. Is there stuff. You don't share with your audience so that like you want to. I would say yeah. That's a really good question because i m pretty transparent however like you know. I don't really share my bad days like i'm not because i want to share what you guys. Share the stoke. You know like being positive like i'm a very positive person and so like you know if i got a ticket and you know if i gotta ticketing up pullover in l._a. Rear ended someone. I'm probably not gonna posts about that but if i'm gonna go surfing afternoon be be at the beach like i i'm not. I'm not trying to take pictures of non good situations. Also you know or like necessarily like like today like i'm gonna post what i'm doing 'cause. He's awesome. Got airborne got chad j._t. Visit a grey day but you know after this. I don't know we'll see but the i'd say like. I don't really show my bad days but maybe people wanna see my bad days. I think they just like knowing you have days. Yeah i do yeah. I mean for anybody yeah but i agree like now that i've been doing it a little bit. I'm like yeah. I don't think i need to tell people about all the bad stuff and maybe i need some more time to digest the bad stuff before i talk about it. Yeah also doc burning yeah because also too. It's like i feel like the the not as positive things in your day. You're usually not probably like taking pictures videos like unless you yeah. That'd be a funny video. I'm getting a ticket right now like yeah like this is my instagram day and it's like oh like like my trash all over you know like here ticket. I got like you know all the things from the couch six hours so literally yeah like you know and i would say like i should show. Maybe more that zero there's days. I don't move from the couch out for six hours like you know but again. It's like oh but then if i go outside after that is it hard to get so much male attention mm-hmm <hes> yeah yes. No i mean i think it's like you know that's a good question in terms of like wanting of what i wanna post not post like me posting a pitcher in a bikini looking pretty on the beach is going to get a lot more likes than me me posting a picture with like my fiance or me posting a picture of my cat roy you know and like i'd probably say one thing i don't share enough like is like posting pictures of my cat. I have if you look at my phone. It's like literally thousands of pictures of your cat again. I'm not not naive to think people follow me to see my cat will the new more self-aware than like. I mean so many people post photos of their animals like joe rogan post photos of his dog dog and the most beautiful marshall special marquette marshals the one dog. I'll look at marshall all day and i have friends who only post photos of their dogs and cats which i think they're a little weird sometimes but because i don't have a pet so and understanding of a pet guy i don't think i am i just i'm not in a position right now to they do a good job taking care of one so a forty unread text messages and we understand that bond but i think if i did have a dog it'd probably end up but also like you know these photos. They take like yeah. I'd use shares some. I'm not just you know no cat photos ever but it's like you know oh. There's my cat sleeping. There's my cat sleeping in a ball. There's my cat sleeping on his back. My cat eating. It's so you know it's like if i shared every day. How many photos are took. My cat. People think i was crazy cat lady. Maybe i just don't show a do understand understand the impulse <hes> because like like j._t. Whenever i see pose of like only their dog i'm like you know. Do you know whatever it's like. What the hell's holds your life but then i go see like my mom's dog golden retriever. I'm like i wanna do like a photo session with his dog all day. It's like y- especially golden retriever search. You just want to say okay there. Is something inherently about avocado toast. That makes you wanna photographs right. Hundred percents of all the places you travel to which place has the best food who good good question southern california. I mean again not saint traveling so in california some of the best mexican yeah. That's an asian food. I mean i the which are my two favorite. Japan actually had amazing food <hes> <hes> i was really blown away actually mike and mike i love a hawaiian food so wise great too but overawe see take california's like pretty solid like mexican. I mean that's tacos burritos pedro's. I mean you got a t shirt from there. Yeah bright green. I love it. It's i mean. I don't really remember the food that well. It's not the most high end food but it. It's it's solid all right. It's like the best post serve preserved meal pedro's patriots good. You guys got to get a patriots deal. I had a subpar fish taco last night where aware from that kept me in the dark days. <hes> public's public school under the school whereas culver city that sounds sir trend is trendy and it was not authentic. Yes see. I like like street tacos like i wanted i with the cart yeah. I want the alpes door. I want you know the molina's yeah like. I want like what i want authentic that someone called public school fish taco i mean in. What were you thinking that you know. That is a good point. Light should have gotten the rueben near right like you know like that's like. Where did you go. You're in southern california. Public school sounds like as a year out of public school late. Let that served a moses yeah. How is my most allow. I'm i'm not drinking for <hes> at the moment i'm on the i'm doing like a six month. Stoker's joining yeah yeah yeah yeah sorry. I forgot what about that. I saw that yes. Where are you in that now. I'm about three and a half weeks and we can't go have most of our now portion fortunate i can <hes> i can watch okay string moses six months much do once. That's kind of like another basic thing. It's like you would. What do your avocado toast mimosa next. I'd love my moses do party lot. Yeah drink recreationally when you were on tour. We like no no no just dialed in your house like pretty serious like i always like that like a beer or something or like wondering but no no like now that i don't compete all like caught my friends or like go to dinner or like a love cocktail love all that stuff so i'm for sure who doesn't yeah. I don't think cocktails much you down here not too. I'm sorry i'm always continuing but like <hes> like these like fancy blueberry beer and wine and i liked shots okay but i don't like mixed drinks my brothers trying to keep the calories down or what is that and it's also. I just don't like the taste of alcohol. I just like being drunk so <hes> um yeah so. I'm not gonna sip something for pleasure. I'm just gonna drink something to get me. Where i wanna go -tarian yeah yeah i can respect that whatever whenever you whenever i see vodka whenever order vodka soda it's sort of like a burden on like odd to taste the vodka yeah. That's why i just chug it down but i do love the most is because it's like you get you can just open up and especially bottomless. You know you can just dive in going again. That bubbly world go deep. I missed it. Though i haven't been region you missing it 'cause he says he's. I mean this so it six months and you got people. Do it makes it easier when people do it with you right accountabilities legit not and i it's been i've really been enjoying it. Actually i've been in love with learning <hes> amt on learning. I wanna learn french and he's really he's really fun when he's sober so it's it's yeah i was like there's no difference like yeah. People say when i'm drunk although i think caribbean was a little more introverted in college so that's why i drink more now. It'd be like you know while i'm crazy and people are like oh fun to them but then now when i drink b._y._u. This amy just a little bit dumber. Yeah and i'm like oh. That's that's good to know so but yeah now. I'm i'm taking on. I'm learning. I like sobriety a lot. I'm learning. I mean that's the thing there's i think there's a time and place for everything for sure and you know for me like if i have a couple of drinks at dinner. I still get up early. Go the gym do whatever and you do not good addicts acidly drink. Everyone knew yeah. You have our buddy nick as telling about the he's like. How's it going on mike. I'm just amped on learning to right now. You know learn languages and he's like oh. That's interesting to know you know alcohol's a depressant and see what it's depressing. Oh my yeah so next beast. I negate nook is a piece like this. Where do you identify as being from. Are you like a so-called person or i'm like hawaii yeah. I that's the thing is i. I kinda go. Oh wherever i'm at the moment and identify like i'd probably say orange county for orange county yeah yeah yeah okay. I bring those see yeah me too. Yeah i mean it's the best place i mean arguable but would you ever want to go back fulltime or yeah. I mean definitely like i always feel my time. There still but it's you know it's hard not too much happens there there. You know you gotta be up here. You gotta be traveling about yeah would love to just like chill and sanctimony go to pedro us. Go to the beach every my life if i could. It's nice it's nice. Lifestyle are actually answer. Some questions yeah j._t. Lords asto major props. It's on everything you do for the community. I feel like you're a prime example and a shining beacon for all the dudes out there trying to better themselves expanded mining refuse to conform to notions of society so do you have built a career and a life pursuing passionate way in my is found purpose. This leads me to my question. My brother and i graduated from college a few years ago and are now both living back at home in so cal how working pretty mundane run of the mill jobs. He works in software sales and i'm in real estate finance. Although neither of us are that hyped about our careers and lack filming now if you're spending some time in the working world withering away in in office just office all day the stoke levels we built during our time in college have been depleted and are running dangerously low. We both aspire to do more something different other the burning. The obligation allegation of the working life has stripped this. We often end our days attempting to ease the pain by seeking the devils lettuce and diving into some form of mindless tv we we know we would rather be creating content and exploring the world but it feels like society is dictated otherwise so here's my question how did you guys break free from the shackles of the man and live the life you intended what initial steps did did you take when you first embarked on this journey yourself. Thank you again for your constant words. A positive encouragement you resume really show what's possible with hard work dedication creativity courage and a desire to do good sincerely surly t- damn that's a question. This pretends you as well as since he you create. We've kind of touched on this a bit bit. I the first thing i'll say he's asking you guys all interject my opinion as the woman here just is that a eight both our jobs don't sound bad. I was like real estate. Finances like lucrative yeah. I was like that's a solid job to me. Sale solid job. I think <hes> you know probably if they were to apply those skills into something else. They may be more enjoy doing that be great but also like realizing them being in an office working eight hours days what they're going to have to do no matter if what you're doing if you're passionate. It's it's not going to be a three hour day thing <hes> but yeah i mean i get it. That's what they like. I always followed what i am joy doing and it happened norc out but i know that doesn't necessarily happen for everyone. <hes> mhm <hes> so i'm pretty conscious of that reality but i mean what are you guys think on that. I agree with you a runaways like and i think that i was really really lucky that my parents not only supported me emotionally and pursuing this but also supported me financially so it made it a whole hell of a lot easier. I mean if out parents yes shut out to my mom and dad but <hes> yeah i don't i. I never know what to tell people with this stuff because i'm like i'm not gonna have a good job. That's so that means. I love what i think is interesting. Those you take what you know. You take what you're a good. They have this job towns could possibly on paper good job. Maybe they don't enjoy what can you do with your current. Skill set that you enjoy doing. That's what that's i think the question that needs to be us and if i think also it really doesn't matter what i say if you're meant to leave that job and do something else no matter what i say you're still going to do that like that's already who you are. It's already in your head. You might just need that little tip but even if i didn't do it it's common. I think if you want you're going to go for it. One hundred percent and i also think though in their situation start aside business start something on the side. Don't leave your job until your side-hustle whether it be creating content starting a business doing whatever test it out. You know you work full time. You still got the weekend. He still got saturday artist sunday if you i think something to people need to realize how important utilizing your free time is and what you utilize is it for because i have so many friends that have corporate jobs and do blogging on the side that do a side business that kill it to a point where eventually than they leave their corporate job and do their own thing so that's what i think in. It's like i think figuring out. Would you like to do what you're good at and how to make it financially work for you. Yeah i agree and <hes> yeah. I definitely agree with the reality of the situation especially like us and stuff <hes> but i i i'm totally on board with the fact that you know. It sounds like they want to create it content. You know they have their job but you know they. They've got to have time on the weekends. There's there's opportunities to start doing that and <hes> and if they really want to take that route i mean <hes> for me personally it was it wasn't like i was just sorta like tiptoed into it. I was just like it was like a certainty in my heart i was like as i do no matter what he's telling your dad. You're like house likely embassador stoke. That's was came out of the womb to do so. I think you know what with any of that kind of stuff. It's gotta be a certainty to at the point where when you're pursuing it. You're happy sort of regardless of how much success you however not one hundred percent because a lot of things to you could be very successful not make money for a while and then it's almost guaranteed if yeah one of the sern- yeah exactly so that's the thing like even a lot of my friends who we do our and stuff like they do their other job to do their passion which i totally respect as well even my friends at surf. It's like i have so many friends do new construction and corporate jobs. They worked surf you know and then they go into the surface and it's like you know maybe they could've made it a a pro surfer. Maybe could have but they their life did a different ways so yeah i just finished a book about phil knight from nike and he was working other jobs when he started nike for the first five years and turned out great yeah what up dogs froder here i had a chugging contests with carlin arlen dominated but here's the he boehner in my car afterwards. Should i continue chugging of course dude got to continue chugging yeah. He i had a friend who upset a girl like he slept with during like didn't call her back and she kita asshole into his eyes so so you come into work everyday which is fat. How long did he wait to get fixed. You know i i. I was only at the job for a couple of weeks on an even know when it got fixed. It might still still be there for all. I know he's proud of is like i am an asshole yeah dad i love that. I think that's the very carrie underwood. That's hilarious. Yes it's a very see story but if i did that to somebody if a girl ghosted me and i carved asshole into her. That's still be pretty hilarious. Areas motorcar ghosted this guy. I liked the level level of of intensity though i liked us. Someone cared enough about you right like that's like like like she. You know like maybe do. They really think that i think about stuff like that. A lot like taylor swift. She writes songs about oliver ex-boyfriends and everyone's like she dated harry styles for like a month and she wrote like twenty songs about him. I'm like that's amazing yeah yeah pack that he had yeah and then i would. I would be more afraid to be in the guy that she didn't write any soft or like she didn't. She dated for five years. Don't a single song like good good for this guy. You know good on him like he did something. You must be chugging good. If guys are carbon boehner into your car afterwards i'd ed say double down on the chugging dabbled downs time to go pro what up legends i come to. You and i love shredding onto wheels but i'm not on a motorcycle or bike. You guessed tested shred on a scooter. I got no shame about me and my scooter have a similar relates to chad to his hair and tanned both of which are fired thank you when i go to the skate park get looked at all the scans gaunt's which is a bummer but so be it. The stitches escalated. Don't escape her name. Rick goes by puck. No lie threatened to beat my ass forgetting his way which is b._s. Because i take considerate lines in the bowl he also lobbed in some offensive remarks about greek people of which i am. What should i do loss of this question <hes> do i mean you know the first people who the revolutionaries were always. He's taken down. You know i mean the public is you're gonna take some hits because you're the first he's like one of the first guys who's really you know taking strides in this sports so you know i'd say feel you know be honored that you know if they're if people are hating on you because because you're doing something right i think so and he says he can. He carves considerable lines. You know the ethnic slurs. I think are the little over the tops i'd ed maybe take umbrage with that and just be like hey can call me like a bone or something. Leave that out of it but i'm going to scoot regardless dude fire fire. I think you said it perfectly things yen and you wanna stay with us while we do. Our lives based on ledge beef babe of the week yeah all right let's do. I'm staying like i said i i'm. I'm making the most. I'm probably going to go to walgreens and then see where the day takes get to air one air what i'm going to be the erawan dawn is tough. It's a very coveted position vision that is that there's a hierarchy there on that i go to really yeah. There's people who run the show and i admire the hell out of them. I'll l. c. This you will you yeah all right. We'll go first so you can have formula chad. Who has your e for the week the week sorry to be recruit. Here's my bladder <hes> in my family. We are known for having small bladder so <hes> you know i you know i i do have to you know hit the hey how i want people to think i'm diabetic but you know a fair amount and you know it gets in the way i had had to go pee. Although i do drink a lot liquids. I don't know i was on the phone with the beef and i had to pee so i'm like my beef is with my bladder right now because i have to pee so <hes> <hes> what a bladder like just like tied. Maybe i should do kegalle stuff <hes> but <hes> you know you interrupt movies you do. I have to pull over for drives. You know to the gas station and <hes> you interrupt conversation so i'd say you know a little more cognitive activities titties. This is to my bladder. Bela recognises him activities in china. You know say what up when it's not mid conversation that makes sense yeah because i mean i saw like i mean i'm sitting here. You had to go pee and i i was a little bit like whoa yeah produce into though i can hold it forever aside yeah yeah. It's it's like right now like i get up and go piece. I get that but you could answer answer my pants too and i just want to hop out i i. I think i have a little bit of that too. We're going to go onstage or something after ten times and it's it's all psychological logical is not you are very hydrated to hydrate yeah. That's my problem dehydrated. Probably you drink the water number number. One thing on my doctor dr soon to be hub. He must be telling you. He tells me stuff all the time. I don't listen. It's kind of like a dad. It's like oh i'm. I'm the same way if someone's like telling me what to do on rebel yeah. I'm not going to drink water. I'm gonna drink coffee. I drink so well my thing they drink so much coffee that is this like coffee. Who doesn't my people sorry. My beef of the week is the indian whatsapp lynchings. It's a spate of mob related violence violence and killings following the spread of rumors primarily related to child abduction organ harvesting via the whatsapp message service so <hes> in india people have have been sending around fake messages on whatsapp that gain a lot of momentum within the community that someone abducted a child and without any due process they're killing some of these people and it's just not a fucking cool. All right should not be doing that yeah a- and it's further complicated because what's up in india has actually been used to stop a lot of child abductions. Wow so. When did this start like 2017 okay so it's been around for a bit but i hadn't heard about it and i guess like kind of mob. Violence and vigilante justice has been an issue in some of the the <hes> like interior places in india but they're mostly localized events but now it's like kinda spreading like contained in cairo. It's like okay this. Let's get together and you and a good example of just people being irrational and fuelled up with energy about something that they i haven't really thought about all the way through just not she'll so that's my bad not nacho i mean it sounds like you know we have have next door here. <hes> if you guys ever gone next door up there's a lot in neighborhood of elegant crime reporting wounds yeah. It's crime. It's missing animals. It's missing <hes> you know people selling everything and then there's another one citizen. Have you ever stolen something now. You've never stolen some of your home. Maybe i don't know like from other stores now but like but like it's like this is a typical post on nextdoor app missing cat. I miss ed. My cat ran away. Find mechanica whatever missing reward then the cats come back and then there's like conversations conversations about people seeing the missing cat other places like oh. I thought i saw a cat. Posting patriots looks nothing like the cat and in someone starts fighting with that person like are you stupid do not look at the first pitcher and see what the missing cat looks like and then they get in a whole confrontation so it's a lot of of like people it's almost like facebook but its own fighting round more people will then distort calming their opinions or like. Let's say like there's there's a broken streetlights like someone like well. You know the shooting be a streetlight. There can't believe they don't have a stop sign and then people will fight with each other on it or or discuss wrote but it's <hes> these community groups basically it's a community group chat. Yamaguchi strangers got a text next the other day from like one of those services man with knife one hundred feet one hundred feet from you on like that citizen yeah yeah. I mean my friends. Friends are getting those alerts to i don't i don't do that one because i wanted him scary but that one's like you get the alerts of like things but it's informative but again again it's like at what point is like. Oh i saw you know guy with blue jean deli hat on you know somewhere doing something thing and then there happens to be someone with a blue jean deli hat on and someone come fronts and like the situation. You're saying like not chill. Oh never do anything as ample yeah the hat on a stall when i was young okay twelve dollars. Can you say you. He might get on that app. Yeah i might for stealing a book from barnes and noble and you return it when you're done but you don't even need to do that because if you return within two weeks the give you a refund really yeah but it has to be on red but then oakley's you that's that's good yeah library very. I stole a tanning bit. Sash bound think it's on record yeah when he says still. I was like okay what caught like i have. I alike been at a restaurant and like them not ring up all my drinks and may not say anything sure appreciate you yeah like it. Did i like go in there and like ralph yeah like was i like ill intent you know for sure. Chad who who who's your baby. I didn't get to say oh. I'm so sorry oh man my vivas you. What now for just forgetting that i had a beef of the week i deserve it. I was actually i was like shit of the conical out. I was like steel. This one like did steal. He's asking us. Maybe forgotten. I'm like like i didn't really have any of the week again. I'm like life's good. I'm chilling like everything's got an end. When you just passed me over i was like sorry gabi. The beef okay chad. Who is your baby. I baby the week is my nike running shoes. <hes> they've been with me for gotta say six years and they have been fire. They have carried me through. I don't even know how many miles house of sprints i mean. I've been using these things. I probably ran across the entire world cumulatively in these shoes. Dam and people are telling me either like dude. You gotta get new shoes. You're gonna ruin your feet and i'm like i can't leave them behind so i wanna call him out. Make sure that they know that i care about how much they've done for me in like you know if i do have to move on to a new pair of shoes like my nike running shoes like you mean a lot near lime green and <hes> eve toned my calves. You've kept me lean and have carried me a clot across a a lot of treadmill rubber and a solid my baby. The week is <hes> juju smith schuster wide receiver for the pittsburgh steelers. Were coming into the season. He's the number one on the depth chart at wide receiver were taking over the spot from antonio brown the greatest receiver in steelers history and someone who i just don't connect to anymore and i'm really excited for what you do. Smith schuster do this season. I think he's gonna go for fifteen hundred plus yards and ten totti's and this is for the fellas in my a fantasy football league. I can't even help. I gotta say i'm going after him so i want him and i'm going to get him anesthesia. Who is your baby the week again another one bound. This wall paul stumped on but when i think of babe i think of my cat and you know we're talking here being open honest baby week go for my cat gloria. She's you know i could show you some pics as looking at my phone pull ups and picks <hes> she you know she's done a lot of like laying around eating. You know like cat things but i mean she's. She's pretty amazing. At the day i mean she gave cuddles. She makes biscuits. You know the cat needing thing and and <hes> she's she's a pretty big babe. I mean her body type. She's definitely a bit heavier than she probably could be but she looks good like a photo of oh. Wow she's so cute yeah. She's beige yeah. I really come be guest on the podcast. I would love to talk to him. I think that'd be no one's done that before yeah. She's cute right. She's destroying. Pick her yeah. I i mean that that was actually kinda easy for me. I thought it was as it's like oh. Maybe now felt it could feel the passion and the love yeah the beef though like i was going to so i'm glad that whole thing happened. Yeah yeah chad. Who is your legend of the week <hes> this. This was actually kind of said <hes> but my legend is my my buddy robert who unfortunately passed <hes> about a week ago. I'm not sure if i'm going to say his last name <hes> but <hes> yeah he was just <hes> you know i've known since high school and college and <hes> you know super smart charismatic cheerful guy had had a great smile. Love music was passionate about music and art and <hes> we had some great times together you know so. I just wanted to <hes> honor. Oh bush is correct <hes> honor him and <hes> missy buddy and <hes> yeah he was just a great guy and <hes> yeah a sad moment but i'm awesome. You're honoring him. I'm sorry yeah <hes> he's a legend. That's the thing is like. That's why there's legends legends. Don't die of it. They keep going yeah we and the i mean gotta remember the ledge status satis yeah that lives on yeah yeah so sorry to bring it down but no not at all man just got me thinking. I was like damn lead. Status is like real <hes> it had to honor him. He's a he's a great guy and <hes> did you do pat allow allow paddle no. He's from new york so i don't think anyone now that you guys do a paddle out for him. Regardless solo yeah like like you know. It's nice to go. I surf and go in the water and dislike. Look like you know like once with him. In mind yeah do something like des- zan and near out in the water thinking of him and and the good times yeah and the ledge the things that he would alight right that i'll do a pat on that actually inspired me because i had a friend who passed and i haven't talked about yet but <hes> pay on my buddy from high school who is so larger larger than life and <hes> yeah it was almost like a person out of folklore like just one of those guys he was like fifteen but looked like thirty thirty and acted like a thirty year old yeah and like talked about things like a thirty year old was just so far past me say yes to being a legend. That's that's what pounded and i love it. I mean my legend of the week is again. I'm kind of drawing blanks on some of these. Some of these questions and we didn't pro yeah. I didn't know but i like. I like kind of going in and thinking of things go but let's say like and i don't want you guys get emotional because we've been doing a lot of emotional things but i think j. t. and chad your legislative week. Thank thank you our last guest. How does his his legend to brad. He had did he. I think he did. Maybe we're just not that great of no. It's not that it's it. I'll say why i think you guys are ledge. I've touched on this many times. I had no idea i was going to get some expensive. Drink for marijuana and it's like i mean that's like a ledge satisfied there. It's like i actually had texted shabby like do you like i. I stopped the gas station. Do you guys want some drinks. Member is asia the texas shown and he was like proved got the proof evidence show the evidence hence you show him just to say and he was like chad basically was like texted me back say nana. I'm running late deal with you know. I said it didn't go to l._a. Said i i i wasn't late. I stopped to go get a drink some water from i'm the gas station and and he said i said you your j._t. Want something and he was like nah. We we we cool. We chill. I'm always stoughton. Something buys me a drink food something you thought about you yeah like how this it's like. They were like health is mind. It's gonna live wellness. Yeah like hospitality to yeah my friend joe you go to his place. You're just like you feel taken taking care of <hes>. It's wonderful. I'll go to like every type of drink is just he's got a robust fridge and then just defunct sh- way of the living room is like so a well designed for kicking it and my place is not like that so i live in a spartan bachelor pad that has too many fridge is stacked on top of each other okay which is pretty bad filled with erawan juices though or nah this somedays yeah podcast is okay. Ah we all to quote of the week chad so if you wanna chad who is your quote of the week comes from super bad. No one's gotten a hand job in cargo shorts since mom. I love that my quote of the week is <hes>. I have to my brother. Just sent him to me. The first one is <hes>. Please don't kick my ass. I'll do anything to get out of a beating from detroit rock city. I love that honesty you know at the moment of truth and then a really big one and i'm so glad my brother sent at this to me. I wish i knew how to quit you. I wish i knew how to quit you from brokeback mountain beautiful a love so powerful it. It feels like it could break them like you'd almost be better off if you didn't experience it but in the end we're all better off than they did man i. I don't know if i have a quote of the week. What is there something is there is like a pearl of wisdom that someone gave you throughout your years. So you think is an especially valuable for sure but i don't know who said it could quote yourself. I don't wanna call myself that but could hood said this. I like the quote and the mindset of it's. It's a marathon not a sprint. I dig it very true but i also don't know who said it. Just make someone someone who is slow yet. You should sprinter no not a sprinter yeah yeah i. I think you should own now but like that's the thing. Does anyone know erin who said it. It's it's a it's a marathon not a sprint phone that was probably oh man tony larussa trying to think of someone with no legs display colonel colonel damn what's his name the tenant dan lieutenant dan late not tony robbins or someone no no. I don't think so he i was i should have this googled some stuff the ham like i think it's a great great pearl. I just don't know who said it though that's okay those quotes that's like it's like universal. Yeah talked up out of the ground and floating. I don't know if anyone owns it nor should anybody but that's kinda like should i own. It imagined it is not trademarked. When is the end. Is this launch yeah next next wednesday set like. I got some work to do this week. We are to our last question of the the podcast. Thanks again for joining us. I mean this is special. I gotta come back. I'll is comeback for the drinks for you. <hes> chad what is your line of the week forgetting after it so this comes from that song <hes> tick tock becca. She says oh brush my teeth with a bottle of jack so my getting after his what's good dental school with canada asia. I like that a lot smarter shit minus from a stoker who sent it to me see kiedis <music> on instagram he had to i'm just going to do one. He said who's ready to bring up the son practicies as for when you're ready to rage all night resulting the sun having foam therefore coming out to tan your bod wow so you like lifting up the sun aging wow that's cool. Take the day off apollo so this is again something that i should have thought about before i came here but i'm here and i like that you went with like a song lyric but a song lyric but speaks to me. A bit is katy. Perry firework 'cause baby. You're a firework. You know i'm just gonna leave it at that but it's like a metaphor as it's a like an explosion like your spectacular in the sky that everybody can z. Yeah like you're going to be the party. Yeah embarrassment your europe. They it's a leveled vold lyric thing there's levels so that layer really morally you yeah but then like you're there but you're i heard on display but then you're doing your thing and you're ephemeral to you. Don't stay in the sky. No and that's just kinda hit me when he when he said song lyric and he brought up cash and i was like you now thinking of songs as i thought about that today i'll i picture of bunch of dudes rachel or ladies because we're fireworks yeah no fun fun. Jerry needs are gonna go. I think i think we're sky. Gosh scott scott so that song though think about it it gets people aunt oh his early stuff was just like i love katy katy perry and and you know why she would take the top off my car even if it was a sedan it's like there's levels that song and that lurk work for sure i she's a firework. She is a rapid up. I think so. I am stage. Thank you so so much for coming in. Thank you of going deep tampa. We <hes> we covered a lot of stuff but you know his deep is. It was everything so i'm like. I should have come for the hundred next. Maybe i come back next time. We love it guys. Thank you so much for listening. <hes> thank you for writing and thank you for being stoker's. Keep those views keeping beast j._t. u._s._a. Thank you and boom clap stoker's later dudes. That's it. That's fun scars. You wear uh-huh <music> <music>.

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"The following podcast contains explicit language. I'm Steven McCarron this slate culture gap fest Barbie body dream sequence edition. It's Wednesday may twenty ninth two thousand nineteen on today's show book. Smart is the first feature directed by the actress Livia wild. It's a nerdy and queered up spin on the old, teen comedy, and critics love it, and then news as broken that twenty years after its debut and after revolutionizing the game show who wants to be a millionaire is going to be cancelled. We talked to slates own Justin Peters about the shows impact and his turn as tested on the show. And finally, our very own Dana Stevens has a new podcast with fop friend of the program K, Austin Collins. Who's the film critic for Vanity Fair, the show's called flashback, it's terrific and I cannot wait to ask both of them about it. Joining me today is Dana Stevens. Hey, dana. Hello. Do you have a new respect for me now that I have another podcast? I or just respect for the first time maybe. You've caught me in, in a bind here. I mean it's like this answer is just the Guoying than most sincere one, which is the you're wonderful on the new show. And so, I guess the answer is yes. Oh, sincerity sweet. Yeah. Up just bullshit, a youth. I didn't even listen. Julia. That sounds like Steve I now. Julia Turner is the deputy managing editor the LA times in charge of arts and culture. Julia. Hey, how you doing? Hello. I'm dan. Great before we get started. This episode is brought to you by hotels dot com. You know, when you're endlessly, scrolling, social media, and suddenly, you see it. It's your friend. Dylan in Hawaii on yet another vacation, what do you, do you hate like Dylan's photo and immediately. Go to hotels dot com to book vacation so epic. So awesome. So sweet that your friends will hate like your trip hotels dot com, be there do that get rewarded. All right. Let's dig in a live. Your wild is the beloved not just a pretty face actress whose intelligence really shines through her every appearance on the screen. She's been wonderful a lot of movies, and you expect that she offered the just the biggest star in the world in just the right role or whatever hasn't come along. So, yes, she's making her own fate, which is great in this movie as I have written here before me, now her intelligence has been put to use behind the camera, directing book smart, which is an old school. American teen comedy with the twist. It's school filled with the usual clicks, and tribes and rivalries and put down humor, all of that's quite familiar within which to nerds, try to redeem their four years of not partying at all by making their last night of high school wonder remember what follows is a classic John Hughes style self-awareness parable. But was some really brilliant really unexpected and very queer twists. Let's listen to a clip tonight. That's got an X party. Are you kidding? No norway. We only have one night left to have studied and partied in high school, otherwise. We're just going to be the girls that missed out. We haven't done anything. We haven't broken any rules. Okay. We've broken a lot of rules. One. State college ideas, we can get into their twenty four hour library name one person whose life was so much better. Because the a couple of rules Hasso that's he broke art rules, name personal, bro. Real Rosa Parks. The Anthony dammit didn't want that to stop Dana. What do you make this movie? It's it's a delightful kick off to the summer. I really, really loved it. I it's I, I wanna hear you guys on it because I feel like I've already done spoiler special, Ed already written on it. I feel like I've already done my, my Lovin up on this movie. I will say that after the absolutely rapturous critical response that it got after its debut at south by southwest. I may be expected it to innovate the teen comedy, a little bit more. It doesn't particularly try to do that. But in a way that can be one of its drinks. I really enjoyed this movie. I think I also suffered from high expectations because of the hype coming out of this film. And I think we can talk in a moment about the expectations put on this film, by its wide release and its box. His performance and the social media phenomenon this weekend of Olympia wild up in everybody's mentions. Like personally begging them to go out and see the movie on opening weekend, and framing the, the any failure to do. So as a failure of the future of women in film, broadly. I don't think it was like radical or perfect. I didn't leave with the crazy exhilaration of having just seen a total, unchecked marvel struck me as in keeping with ladybird with edges. Seventeen in some ways with diarrhea the teenage girl. I mean we've seen a number of Frank female driven sexually aware, teen comedies in Las Peter's Harare, thankfully, so it's not all the dude, and the girl is the last object. And like trying to get the stain out of the white suede suit, directed by women, I would add bunch of those that you just mentioned, a bunch of them directed by women, which is really exciting and so gay. It's an exciting entree into the category. But I didn't I. Didn't I think if I had no nothing about it. I might have balked out like with my John the floor and knowing some about it. I was like, all right. Yeah. That was good. Great. I really admired it. I would recommend that people go see it. I think it is puckish and smart. And I do think it is bound reporting in the ways that it thinks it is that said, I was a little bit of fence sitter, but I had to think about why I mean, the, the high school genre has kind of semi petered out, but also semi kind of undergone the metamorphosis that the western underwent in the sixties and seventies, which is it's moved into its revisionist phase. But it seems to me most of them, what drives the high school movie or the teen. Movie is, you know, the, the weirdness of high school, which is that you hated it while you were there, and then you're deeply nostalgic, for once you've grown up and move beyond it. So this movie has a has the distinctive thing that the old let's say John Hughes. Risky business, the high school movie of your had, which is you have this village sized, you know, community of people who are interacting with one, another in tribally meaningful ways and expressing their attempting to express their human individuality vis-a-vis, one, another in ways that are like, extremely fragile and vulnerable, and it's about getting beyond the fronting and the role playing to the beano something meaningful in the intercourse, something like that. And I don't know exactly what, but, but, you know, that's sort of the basic framework in which the movie takes place. But one really important element of that, as you guys were sort of alluding to his class distinctions. Right. That's the whole idea of the American public, high school or used to be as the, you know, you sort of through a really widely disparate group of people together in this one. One catchment you know, and, and they were forced to interact with one another. And it was amazing to me how how, how absent from this movie this was, I mean, you have a central conflict of the movie that kicks off in some ways, the plot of the entire movie is the rival between two girls both of whom been accepted to Yale and it just I was like what high school? What is this, a public high school seems like a public high school seems to present itself as a public high school? But then, you know this sort of, you know, earth jolting revelation, that one of the two protagonists, you know, has that sets off this burning desire to go to the happening party. The last night of high school is her realization that these other kids have gotten into his Stamford, Yale, Georgetown, and one is skipping. College going to work directly for Google for six figure salary and, and the. Realization is one could have been an ordinary well rounded, human being with the social life and have been a super high achiever, and she thought she had to sacrifice being well, rounded to be a high achiever. I was like Universum. I couldn't it was really, really hard to place. What the salient city was of this bubble to our general experience in a way. And that's what the highschool Mike high school movie microcosm used to. I think at least try to do m Dana my onto something. Yes, this goes to what I was hastily trying to stammer out and my first comments on the movie, which is as delightful and fun, as it is to be in this world. It's very hard to figure out which world it is exactly the exact same public versus private question appeared in my mind and refused to go away, and whether it would be public or even a top-flight academic private school. It would still be sort of extraordinary for every single kid, whether they were partier or a super student, too. Get into these top-flight colleges. And it that was that tension was never resolved over the course of the movie you just sort of had to accept that, that world existed. And so not only is the, you know, economic and educational privilege, not in any way addressed. But it just doesn't. There aren't enough stakes in a world like that. You know, I mean it doesn't really have any meaning to be the valedictorian in a school, where for some reason, whether you study every night or party every night, you get the same grades and get the same result anyway, that put the whole thing into this sort of friction, 'less, socially friction, Liz universe, that it was hard for me to accept, and it wasn't that I was waving some progressive flag, and saying, this isn't politically, correct. Or something? It just didn't quite seem believably real. Well, that's the thing that's that I think is really striking about the film. Right. There's a piece of it, which feels emotionally very we're real which I think, is the, the regret the late high school regret of the devout student who realizes that. They've missed out on some other way to be. Wants to experiment with that, which, you know, I, I think that's like a common senior experience and high school is you figure out that you become part of a tribe. And then you think through whether that's the part of the tribe, you wished, you'd been part of, and the, the specificity of that regret of their relationship, the, the precision with which their love for one another and the protract protective bond that they have forged is rendered feels so spot on so real, so fully written, like you're totally present in these two women's performances, and I loved that and then everything else is kind of this hazy dream cloud. That is much less Pacific. And if you think about it in comparison to lady bird, which was very precisely situated within a specific family with a specific family dynamic within a specific city in California. It's specific relationship to the rest of California and the country onto specific university. I mean, I'll tell you what. Kind of school has basically the contours that she described Olivia Wilde went to Phillips and over academy, which is prep school of the sort that Stephen, and I are both familiar with than. Yeah, if you're in a schmancy prep school like that, sometimes a lot of the class will end up going to fancy school in some of the might be jocks, and some of them might be star students. And, you know, as we're learning from the college scandals of them's parents may have paid their way in, but the Vernet the visual of the school is, like California, Public school, and there's also this kind of missing question around the Molly characters family, when the movie opens, she's listening to a very specific meditative tape in the voice of an older woman saying, like go out there and crush everybody, essentially, she's doing like hostile aggressiveness yoga or breathing or something. And I sort of took that to be. She her dead mom somehow that. Like she had an absent or dead mother is total conjecture on my part. But there's like the her family life is very godly sketched, the school is very imprecise about class and race and like the actual meanness of teenagers, which I doubt has abated since we were all teenagers, and, yeah, it's funny variability in focus. It's like one of those tilt shift pictures where like their relationship is incredibly precise and focused and then the rest of it is kind of fuzzy and like good naturedly, so but it makes the whole thing hard to love as a avid, consumer of high school movies. Right. The of the John Rao, and like a like incorrigible over thinker. Like the I think the thing that always hit me about the about the genre. But this kind of movie is that, you know, for many people in American life, high school is the last. Time that you were accorded the full right to express your own individual human personality. Right within a community that took note of you doing it, and there's something truly bittersweet about the high school movie because it's about two things at once. Right. It's about the self sorting that people do socially by aligning with a certain tribe, nerds, jocks, cool, kids, rich kids, whatever. Overlaid by the actual, sorting that the high school does by essentially determine who's going to go move ahead in life by going to college. Not going to college by being a good student, bad student, the kind of judgment that meritocratic judgment that's being rendered on these kids, and all of that is a quart the class legacy that each kid brings to the school, and that may sound like a mouthful, but I defy you to tell me that, that's not a fair summary of what happens in the breakfast club. I mean, you know, and some of the better, you know examples of the Shawna. And so it's like you have so many of these touchstones, but all of what's conflicted in weird is placed on the gate. Really on the gayness of one of the characters. There is a curious lack of parallelism and how much we learn about Amy's life. Caitlyn Deavere character, we meet her parents played by Lisa Kudrow, and we'll forte in a couple of funny scenes, and we sort of see the type of home that she comes from. We learned nothing like that about Molly felt character and that doesn't seem to me like it was a deliberate. Touch, or that, you know, I don't think secret message is a better mother being smuggled into the tape. Although I like that overeating the opening moments, I think it is just almost an an editing error. I think there was a much longer edit of this Livia weld said that there was a three hour assembly of it before it was cut down to its current size and either just lost a lot of background for, for time purposes, so. Yeah. There is something imprecise about that portrait. There is still an enormous amount of energy, and, and compassion. In the portrait of the other kids at the school. I mean by saying it's precise, I don't want to suggest that there are just a bunch of thin stereotypes walking around. I actually really like a lot of the minor characters in this movie, and that lack of villainous nece that I talked about earlier may make four somewhat lower stakes. But it also makes for some compassionate portraits of students who could easily have been, you know, the snotty rich kid, and the slutty girl in those people get flushed out and, and drawn more more humanly than they might in, in a lesser high school movie. Yeah. One of the things that's really charming about the movie. Is that the Amy character Ceylan Devers? Character is gay she's out. She's just as virginal as her hetero friend, Molly. And they both pine after less objects. Well, not quite knowing what they would do with them, if they acquired them they go into a dream ballet, which I really loved. I mean, there are some really beautiful and goofy and interesting directory all touches here that may excited to see what will be wild might do next. It has the feeling of someone kind of playing around with the capabilities of the medium in a way, that's enjoyable to be along for the ride on, but the low keenness and just the matter of fact nece around the EMMY character sexuality is one of the things I like most about the film. It's not it's not about her struggle to be gay. It's about her struggle to figure how to be grownup, sexual being who happens to be gay and that. Feels lovely and will we should emphasize, the movies is fun. It's very funny very kind. It's compassionate it's wise. It's a very good movie. It's so good that it may be made us hold it up. The standards of the touchstones of the genre might not quite work, but it's, it's terrific and people should seek it out. Okay. Say one more thing before we closed you I was just going to send people to the spoiler special that I taped on it last week with with Christina coachee and Jeffrey bloomer where we get into a lot more of these questions. We get way more into the question of Amy's sexuality, and in her Barbie body dream sequence that we titled this week's culture fest after but hadn't really talked about, and, and we just generally down. You know, the look and feel and sound and music etcetera of the movie. So if you want to hear more book smart, you can go to us late. Spoiler special on it or superb. All right. Now is the moment in our podcast. We talk about our sponsor Dana, what do you have Stephen our sponsor today is hotels dot com? Every day, thousands of people booked trips on hotels dot com that you will later hate like on social media. What is a hate like it's when your friend Kyle posted envy worthy vaca- photo, and you like it, even though you kind of hate it, it's not that you hate Kyle. It's that you hate that he's on an awesome trip, while you're sitting in a bathroom stall at work. So don't hate like strip book your own, with hotels dot com and get rewarded basically everywhere hotels dot com. 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I went back and read some of your pieces on European on who wants to be a millionaire. Why don't you explain how you ended up there in? Everyone's got one story that they tell over and over over the course of their life. The fact that I am one of the biggest losers in game show history, just so happens to be mine, and I decided at some point that by telling and retelling the story was how I would conquer this incredibly embarrassing experience a few years ago, I ended up on who wants to be a millionaire, which at that point was in syndication. The host was Terry crews aired at like one AM in New York. No one watch it. I didn't even know. It was still on the air until my friend encouragement to addition for the show and preparing for the whole experience. I'm like, no one ever, the million dollars on the shop just go on TV and have some fun. And I did that and I had fun. And before I knew it. I said a winning a lot of money. About forty five minutes of time went by Bank. Two hundred fifty thousand dollars made it to the five hundred thousand dollar question. One question away from the million dollars. I'd gotten farther than anyone had gotten in years on that show. There hadn't been a million dollar winner since two thousand nine I believe, and there had been a million are questions seen for a long time. So I was. It's hard to describe your mental state. When you win life changing money just for answering a few trivia questions over the course of forty five minutes, but suffice to say that what it did to me is put me in a very cocky state, because everything had gone well, for me thus far. I presume that everything would go well for me going forward. So when the big money question came out five hundred thousand bucks and I had no idea what it was. It was about protocol, and the British house of Commons and didn't even really have a good. Guess, but I was like, you know what the name of this game, isn't who wants to walk away without answering the five hundred thousand dollar question. It's who wants to be millionaire, so I guessed, and I guessed wrong and all the air went outta, my lungs, in my body, and there's a vacuum sucking this money back to from whence came and I walk away, having lost ninety percent of the fictitious two hundred and fifty thousand dollars that I had one and. You know, any other day of my life, winning twenty five thousand dollars for an hour and a half's worth of work would be counted as literally top five day of my entire life. But at that moment, I felt lower that effort ever felt. And when my episode aired a few months later, you know, I started hearing from a bunch of other people who had lost big on game shows on millionaire on jeopardy on the short lived show greed on a bunch of other shows, and turns out that these people all sort of know, each other not unlike an intimate, let's go on a picnic together basis. But it's sort of support group for big time game show. Losers. I was inducted into that tacitly, and that was four years ago at this point, and I never thought I'd have. Really tell the story in slate again, except for the fact that couple of weeks ago, it was announced it millionaire's cancelled after twenty seasons on the air, which is definitely the end of interesting era in television history. And it means that my record is secure. I'm the last contestant in millionaire history to have seen an incorrectly answered the five hundred thousand questions. So I'm the last of my kind. Say thank God that no one else has to go through what I went through because it sucks something that really touched me in the second piece that you wrote with some years of reflection of what it was like to, to have been the biggest loser in game show history, or one of them is, is just how emotionally vulnerable you were for some time afterward and your own personal drive. Almost this, this maniacal drive to make meaning to create some kind of meeting for your life out of this. What seemed to you just a humiliating failure of an experience? Can you talk about professionally, how you changed and, and sort of profited from or or developed yourself out of this experience? Can you define my life in before millionaire, and after millionaire like AD, right? BC. Justin was a pretty tentative guy who had a lot of 'em Bishen in a bunch of different fields, but was always waiting for somebody to come in and extend a hand and drag him into doing the things that he wanted to do, and the result of that, with that I sat on my butt for many years, not doing anything because no one is going to come and say, hey, go do all these fun things that you've been wanted to do with your life. You have my permission. There's not a person like that. The person who is going to tell you that as you yourself. It was me. And once I will never forget watching episode air weird. Our? Our Walters bar on avenue and twenty ninth street in Manhattan. And there's three people in there me and my friend in this guy who may have lived there. And when he he was so taken aback to see that I was sitting here, and I was also on television took him a, while the process, how that was possible. But once he saw me, lose that money. He looks at me and he stands up starts pouring. You've got a set on you boy, and after a while of process them. Well, you know what it does take courage to go after something to answer a question like that not knowing whether or not, you would get it, right? Because answering it is the only way that you get the million dollar question. And I learned that I had that capacity in me, too. Attempt things at which it was not clear, whether or not, I would succeed and once I realized that I could do that. And even if I failed, I'd still live, it wouldn't literally destroy me. I was so wake up every morning and be the same person, and that freed me to go out and do a bunch of things like a founded a couple of comedy festivals that I've run around the country me. And my comedy partner have toured America like nine or ten times since then we've done about three hundred different shows in twenty eight different states since I lost on millionaire, my open pop theater in New York, I've looked at my journalistic, life differently insofar as I care, much less now about trying to accumulate clips and climb a ladder because I. I think that's what I'm supposed to be doing now. I'm more focused on reading the work that I want to be doing. I think my work is better for it. And I don't know whether I would have had this epiphany had taken them money on the other hand, I would have two hundred and fifty thousand dollars, which, you know, that's a lot of money. And I said, in the piece that there are literally still some moments where it'll hit me out of nowhere. Not nowhere. Usually after see my pitiful Bank balance that I'll just start groaning. And like holding my head and saying what have done, but then that passes and look the rest of my life. And I'm no I'm good with what I've done the most of it as much as anyone can I would love to hear you talk a little bit about what it means that who wants to be a millionaire is ending. I mean is who, who wants to be a millionaire itself flaming out in? The way that you did during your run on the show like it, it felt like such an enduring format like once a game show. Really takes hold in the American consciousness. We're used to it being on forever like a utility like tap, like like one of the railroad's monopoly right? The you know, we've got wheel of fortune prices. Right. We've got jeopardy, and they shall ever be thus. And somehow something about who wants to be millionaire was both more Godley and sticky inexpensive seeming, and it burned brighter. At one point, it wasn't unim- primetime five days, it chief crazy heights. And now it's going out. Like, what, what, what do you make of that work for the show itself will think millionaire was the only show among the ones you mentioned that debuted in prime time and that marked a real turning point in the life of the American. Gameshow because I think not since the fifties and the quiz show scandals were trivia programs given such prominence in network lineups in your absolutely right. Julia and in nineteen ninety nine and two thousand that first season million airing five days a week in primetime and polling thirty million viewers it was more popular than Monday night football in its first season. It was the most popular program in all of television. A game show where functionally very similar to all the other shows that had been relegated to syndication for the previous twenty thirty years and its success, sort of allowed the networks to rethink how they program primetime before millionaire came around with such a huge success. Game shows and pro reality shows, were not thought of as. Embarrassing, but thought of as filler something to stick on as reruns, or summer, programming or at weird times of the day whereas the primetime lineup was devoted to scripted programming. But here comes the millionaire and it just. Destroys everything else in its path, and then within a year, you've got the reality TV, boom. You've got that show who wants to marry a multimillionaire, which, you know, most people have forgotten, but that was a harbinger of all of the reality television. Aw network that came thereafter after that show. There was big brother. There was survivor. There was the amazing race most of these shows with these big million dollar payouts. And the pats were touted a lot harder back then they are these days, but without millionaire, I feel like that doesn't happen as quickly that it might not happen at all. And I think it's early success also. Ended up being the reason why it failed. Because once you get sick of show as America got sick of who wants to be a millionaire there, only so many times, you, can, you know, watch show five nights a week before saying, you know, I've got it, I know it millionaire is, and when they push it over to syndication in two thousand two the audience didn't really come with it, and it limped along for a bunch of time because of its name recognition value. But ultimately, you know, it burned too bright too quickly that combined with the fact that they stopped making millionaires two thousand three was the last year in which someone became a millionaire on the standard version of the show in two thousand nine there was a special tournament version, where someone became. Milionaire but not since three had someone actually climbed the ladder like John carpenter. Didn't all those people did in nineteen ninety nine and two thousand and you have to live up to your premise for people to want to keep watching. I mean, if it's who wants to be a millionaire, but literally, no one becomes a millionaire for seventeen years on the standard version of the show, then people are gonna stop watching, and I think that is partially what happened. But you cannot undersell millionaires importance in modern television history. It's a landmark show and changed the landscape for everything else. All right. Well just Peterson which coming back on the show and talking about your turn on the game show. I it's always a pleasure to come on, thank you so much for having me back. All right. For this next segment. We're joined by K Austin Collins, who, of course, is the film critic for the entity fair. Welcome Cam back to the show. Great to have you. Thank you permit me to begin by quoting Dennis, Stephen to rights for a movie critic in this age of salt of newness, the past becomes a luxury a place to be visited furtively inbetween barrages of fresh content, and in the same vein Cam in the in the first episode of your new podcast with Dana flashback, you say the majority of films, you watch now or not new films, for the sake of your sanity. It sounds as though this is kind of a mental health leave for both of you and some sense. You know, your, your critics tasked with seeing the latest blockbuster's latest Indies the latest, big splash Indies and just new on a weekly basis. And I can imagine, Dane, all start with you. The you begin to forget that there is this. Really deep rich history of cinema. That was presumably what interests you in the form in the first place. Talk about how this podcast is a corrective not just for you. But for people who are gonna find it and listen to. Yeah, I hope so now, I'm afraid people are gonna think we're only listening to this to save the sanity of Cam calling sedated Stevens. Early. Listen for us. Also, especially now that the first two episodes have been released that after those first two free episodes. This will be a slight plus only podcast, so part of what you'll be doing if you listen to flesh back is supporting slate and all the work, we do, as I say, is somewhere in the first episode of flashback. I believe part of the Genesis of this podcast came about during movie club, this past movie club in the beginning of this year, which Cam was one of the critics participating in when a when we've found ourselves talking about this, you know, this, this kind of furtive desire to visit the past, and Cam, you, you either spoke with me, or, or wrote movie club, about visiting this, this big criterion box set of Marlene, Dietrich, and Yosef Sternberg movies over the holiday break, and, and I found myself envying you and thinking, oh, if only I had the time to kick back and look at those movies and not just ending the pleasure of seeing them. But, you know, being able to think about the history of film in a more comprehensive and larger way. And then it started to seem like, what, what we're movie critics our job as opposed to be to right. And think about movies, and help other people think. About movies, and discover new movies to see. And why are we treating this as some sort of furtive playboy magazine to be leafed through, and dad's attic or something like that? Why don't we bring it out into the open and actually discuss some of these older movies? And I think there's going to be an audience for that. Because it seemed like when we announced on Twitter that happening that a lot of film fans were very enthusiastic about it. As the pointing out. I've been pretty about back, that I watch a lot of older films, even even I mean it's just I feel like it's just part of the job. Right. I mean, just taking it all in and, and comparing things and realizing things about other films that you've already been more more million with at cetera. So I mean and it's just gets it. You know, have someone to discuss that stuff with because even though it's not homework. It is holiday. I think even if you have a lot of friends who watch older films, there's just no particular reason unless you're going to the same perspectives at MoMA whatever there's just no reason to talk about them all the time. And so it's good to kind of have a pay, I think have like a set conversation with someone about a movie that we're both interested in curious about and, and to not master the movie, but to really just discussed it and discover thing. Well, the anything I would say, is that if you live on the modern internet, you're used to. Having a cultural experience in than being able to find a big community people who also had that experience to, like debate with or see what they think or compare notes on your reaction to some other set of people's reactions like it's very digital way to respond to culture. And when you watch movies from thirty or forty or fifty or seven years ago, a they're more mysterious as objects, right? The, the tones and rhythms of filmmaking, then were different. And even if you are as as knowledgeable as you two are about the history of film, you still just get a more. Embiid US surprising object, sometimes whether through the scream of history or the fact that filmmaking was more experimental various periods during that time. So you come away with more questions and more mysteries, and more discussable points. And then you have to put that if you're just kind of dipping into the catalog on your own of a of a weekday evening. So I love the idea that the, the podcasters is kind of movie book club for people like a focal point for. Okay. If you're gonna watch some retro title this month, make it one of these, you can dial up discussion about it. Yes. Something else that, that what Cam just said about, casually discussing movies made me think of is that talking about a movie that came out, you know, in some of the cases of movies, we're talking about seventy years ago, or something like that, frees you to not have to review it, you know, nobody's waiting for your thumbs up and thumbs down on gaslight George Pecos gaslight, which was the first the subject of the first. Flashback podcast. It's something that you can respond to in maybe a humbler way. You know where there's, there's a whole film history that surrounds it. And you can learn more and share what you've learned rather than feeling that you have to be an arbiter delivering judgment, right? And it sets a side of this mean into my mind. Someone asinine debate about the role of criticism. And the pushback critics are now getting having getting for while now from actors actresses writers directors. Exactly. When you're beyond that evaluated function, you get to treat something simple respect of Cam, you know, listening to that I f Assode on gas light just the care with which the two of you talk about something that was it self made with such care. So there's a real harmony between the attitude that you're taking to the thing, and the respect and self consciousness with, which it was originally produced and made. Right. We get. Well, we get to think you thank you for saying that, but we, we get the, the treat of treating something as film history. I mean we're not film historians, but I hope to bring a little bit of film, historians lens to this. And for example, when possible talk about contemporary criticism. How was the movie received in its time, how has its reputation changed in the years since which is particularly relevant in regard to our second episode of the movie was chosen by Cam, we're going to trade off, who, who picks the movie each time in the first one, he picked was wonda bar balloons, Wanda, which was a movie that was only seen at festivals in its day when it was released in nineteen seventy and which has now become kind of cornerstone of, I don't know what you would call it of sort of seventies, independent cinema. And and is a really remarkable artifacts. That's only now kind of emerging into consciousness. It came out the criterion edition of it just came out earlier this year, the other than I love about it is that we're in such an ascendant moment for television. And when I took over the job I have now at the Los Angeles Times, I met with all the different teams and I met with the film team and met with the team. And all the rest and I said to the film team like how do you guys feel about not being dominant medium anymore? Like your your your bacon has been eaten. You're holding down the fort for film, like what's your attitude on that? And one of our reporters Michelson was like, well, I don't really understand why that is like when, when people are signing on, for TV they're signing on for this arduous, multi-year arc with no promise of a return. Like I feel like we have a very efficient promised make to people in the modern media economy, which is, you know, like ninety minutes men give us two hours of your life. You can already have a full set of verdicts on, whether it's going to be two hours of your life. That's ultimately worth your time in terms of giving you something to think about enjoy and chew over and then you're done. You're out. You're back to the to the C swimming, defined your next cultural fish like there's such an efficiency promise to make about both current film in the history of film. And I thought that was such a great. Case for for movies. I'm sure you guys are both like tearing your because it's not the typical case for movies. It's that they're on the country. Are nice saying that all the time on this very show. I feel like almost every time we talk about a TV show. I'm whining about white so long, and demanding so many return commitments from the viewer. And yeah, I mean, I think that this is why ended up being a movie critic and not TV critic in the long-term, although there was a period, I was writing on TV and there's lots of exciting writing to be done on TV right now. But I love that one and done aspect of good feature film to I. Absolutely. I mean, even shows that I love I have really hard time keeping up because they're just so many other things distracting me. And I mean and then, you know there was some suck for a while. Now there's Syrian Janelle west is one of these subscribers. So is starts. My watch list becomes like or hundred things. Presser, they're going to get around watching. And also, I think part of part of the point of the pike for me has been to make myself. Finally, go watch more of the things that I know that I, I really deeply want to see but I don't have enough time to see I like that. We're only every other week for that reason, actually that some keeping up shouldn't feel too much pressure to at a bunch of new movies. So their slate it's to, to among can you don't have to watch them with? Right. I was gonna add also that at the end of each podcast. We announced what the upcoming movie. So you have two weeks to do your homework if you so twos, because we're not worrying about spoilers for movies that were released this long ago. We're going full on we talk and say, I really love listening to both of your first two Assode without having seen other film. And, you know, having known what gaslight is and understood the general conceited through the cultural filter for my whole life. And having I think never heard of Wanda and had no clue that it existed or was a cultural object that I should even have any thoughts feelings about and both of them. Mm-hmm. Were really fascinating listening, which doesn't mean I will never see film that you guys recommend. But it it's a really fun. Listen, even if you aren't doing the film acc- homework, art, will the podcast is flashback with a K Austin. Collars and David Stevens camp. Thanks so much for coming back on the show. That was fun. Ex- having me. Art. The moment in our podcast. 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Art. Now's the moment in our podcast when we endorsed Dana, what do you have Stephen this week? I want to talk about an audio book that I'm really, really getting a lot of listening to, I think Julie's mentioned before, maybe when she endorsed h is for hawk that listening to an author read their own book on audio book, especially when it's, you know, an autobiographical story has a has a particular power, there, some books that just a completely different thing when you hear the voice of their own author telling the stories, and that's the case with this one that I'm listening to right now, which is called the man, they wanted me to be by Jared Yates, Sexton, who is a professor. He is at Georgia Southern university teaches creative writing. I think it mainly as a political commentator columnist because I discovered him during the twenty sixteen campaign when he followed. He reported on both campaigns. I believe you follow both the Hillary and the Trump campaign reported on the for the Atticus review. But this book is something completely different, the man, they want to be is a memoir of his own experience with toxic masculinity, growing up and sort of how he grew out. Out of a very violent and dangerous homelife to become the person that he is today. So he grew up working class in Lynton really on the poverty side of working class and had a loving mother, but a series of rotating series of violent and addictive stepfathers who mistreated him and expected him to live up to all kinds of masculine ideals, that were pretty violent and frightening and went through period of addiction himself and sort of struggled as way on the other side of that to become a writer, and teacher and just hearing from somebody who grew up in Trump country about what it's like to be a young man growing up interim country and to relate his own personal experiences to what he sees unfolding in the White House right now is just it's a very personal moving story. He tells it spectacularly well, and you really feel like you're just sitting in Bihar with Jared gate, Sexton listening to him talk about and reflect on his life, and how that impacts is thinking about the current political and social. And kind of gender related scene. And, and it's a great listen. So the men they wanted me to be by Jared Sexton. It's on audible, and I'm sure other places that you can get audiobooks. That's it. Sounds amazing. Julia. Woody have so. I'm going to do the thing, Dana told me, I would do when we were talking about having Cam onto discuss flashback this week I was like, oh perfect. Because my husband and I have plans to go see Lawrence of Arabia on the big screen this weekend. Dan was like, oh my God is going to do that thing where she endorses. Cheers, where seems like you guys Lawrence or maybe is could movie. You guys Lawrence Arabia's a good movie. I think what I'm indoors. Your is not merely Lawrence of Arabia, but of keeping your eyes peeled to your local revival houses, if you should be so lucky to have such and to keep your eyes out for an opportunity to see this film on the big screen, we were at a sold out showing the aero which is actually the theater in Santa Monica, where we did a live show, deny down the fort with Karina Longworth, I think, because Steve was homesick and New York. And it was really fun to see this landmark bit of cinema with four hundred eager and excited fans who were also all there for the four hour, long haul. And again, this reveals more about my ignorance than about the strength of the film, but I went in having done. No research, read nothing. I thought about reading a bunch of reviews and, and stuff ahead of time with the idea that maybe I would have more to think about during the four hours of. Like mounting sand dunes or whatever I imagine the movie to be. And it was so surprising in so many ways. I really had just filed it as like mid-century masterpiece dude, in desert white guy, in robes, Omar Sharif, also like that was about as much as I thought. Very very long. That was like my mental file folder Lawrence of Arabia, and I did not realize that it was so funny that it was such a gnarly ambiguous, interesting. Critique of British empire. How many interesting ideas about masculinity and sexuality or in it? And, and the thing though I love most about it was just how insanely beautiful the desert compositions are there their abstract? This is why I think it's worth seeing it on a big screen. They're just these, like, gorgeous composed abstractions of desert life that are. Mind-blowing beautiful. So as predicted my endorsement is Lawrence of Arabia, comma, good film, true story. I've never seen Lawrence of Arabia on any screen big or small, but during this endorsement, I went on the internet. It's getting some kind of semi wide release in September two thousand nineteen on the big screens up. It'll be open Albany. It's going to be in Brooklyn. So I definitely gonna see it then. And maybe we'd even do some kind of lovesick. Maybe we'll do a segment. I discuss it. I there's so much to discuss in it. And one thing that's interesting about it is the way that it's like simultaneously. Critique of our Antle, ISM, and deploys orientalist, tropes. And you know, which is true of lots of culture from that hundred years or so. But it's I don't know. It's a smart mysterious object. It's it would be. So fun to discuss it with you guys. Oh, absolutely. All right. So my endorsement this week is a couple things quickly as that there's, if you're coming up to my neck of the woods via the conic Parkway, very often to get into Columbia County exit onto this thing, route eighty one and right at that corner. There's this sort of icon, ick. Diner would be iconic diner called the west conic diner, and it kind of fell on hard times and became a kinda shabby place to get a greasy meal and hipster chefs have taken it over and just reopened it. And it's kind of on the little bit on the model of the Finnish diner on the other side of the river, which has become justly, famous and is a really remarkable diner, and it's, it's, it's a refurbished job in that same in that same mode. And we went there and ate there and they've got their own smoker back there, smoking their own meets. It's unbelievably well done incredibly good. And they're only just getting started. They're only open a few days a week, like predict predictably on the weekend. Gets kind of Thursday through Sunday deal right now they're going to expand those hours and they're going to dinner right now. They don't dinner but they appeared a really really, really know what they're doing it, it, it was it. It's such a cool old aluminum structure and to bring it back and make it relevant now for us appears, terrific will link to it on the show page. And then a writer there, there was a handful of SAS to anything they right. I'm psyched to seek it out that one of them. Stefan Collini, who's just an amazing. He's a Brit th-they used to teach or maybe teaches at UC L in London. But everything he writes, his just shot through with penetrating penetrating intelligence is just what criticism should be in seem and sound like he has an essay review essay in the London review of books on a bag of the British critic, Ian watt, who was a sort of legendary early theorist of the novel and the. Rise of the novel. His book thrives of the novel is like one of the great works of post were literary criticism. And what's wonderful about this review is that I know this sounds like inside baseball, but it just really isn't, I mean, what, what was just a like, you know, the way people now think about what is through the lens of literary theory, which makes him seem pre theoretical naive. And like this person that one wouldn't have to pay attention to any longer and Kalina's very smart about saying why that, that turns out not to be true. That in fact, what was incredibly close with Theodora Dornod who helped him shape, the ideas behind the rise of the novel. But then another friend of watts said, get rid of all of the scaffolding and just say it in this plain style of speech. And in fact, that is the genius of that book. And that is the genius of all great criticism it, it's in fact, not naive at all. But it doesn't wear. It's, it's scaffolding and some clunky. You know, hyper self conscious way and there's just a beautiful paragraph in the in the in the. View where he talks a little bit about this miniature generation of critics who fought in the war fought in World War, Two and came back, kind of, you know, impossibly precocious young adults because they lived a lifetime of human experience in period of, you know, forty months or whatever that the that they spent fighting and what was one of them. Collini koets, what he says, four as he four as he wrote in a later about his time as a prisoner, I guess he was taking he was taken prisoner in World War. Two by the Germans, all our circumstances were hostile to individual fantasies surviving meant accepting the intractable realities, which surrounded us, and making sure that our fellow prisoners, accepted them, too. So what had this intensely sceptical attitudes, for example, towards Hollywood in the culture industry, just as Dornod did. But kind of earn through experience and not simply theoretical carapace and then Collini goes on the need to accept the quote, intractable realities, which surround us became something of a leitmotif of. Scholarship an emphasis evident in his admiration for the only writer to whom he devoted a full length. But Joseph Conrad anyway, I. This engages with all of my pet concerns, and may be engages with nobody else's. But I think it's just a beautifully written review essay. And as an undergraduate, I remember the rise of the novel being this to my totally false awareness, kind of fusty work of criticism that older professors forced on, on one that this made me really want to go back and reread. It anyway. Check it out will link to it on the show page. And then very briefly a plug. If you'll if you'll permit me, I have occasionally been doing plus segments with Barry lamb on his incredibly good podcast fi nation, and we recently did one in which we discussed the relationship between the moral justness of cause, and what tactics that should enable you to use or not use, and it was so, so fun talking philosophy with him as a as a philosophy groupie, because he's the real deal. All right. Wait. Actually, before we before we do thank yous in credit. I just there's too. We got we always get so much smart. Mail from our listeners, which we love, we love hearing what you're thinking about the show, culture, vets dot com, but also to notes that I thought were worthy of mention one is that someone emailed to critique mostly my use of the word Vel to mean to express praise correctly pointing out that actually Val suggests a sense of pride of ownership in that praise. And I just like to say to this listener, you are correct. And in fact, I know that about the word Vel and misuse it anyway can't help it. I don't know why I will try to stop. But I literally last week one morning was thinking about using that word like on the ride to work and was thinking about how use it wrong. And in fact, it suggests sort of pride of ownership like you fell about the achievements of your, you know, grandchildren, but not not just random strangers who made an object of culture that you like and respond to like Phoebe Waller bridge. So. I apologize for having Velde work filling was not warranted. And then we also got an interesting note about Steve's Cohee, Leonard endorsement of that bouncing shot, which I then went and showed to my children who enjoyed it. And now that the raptors have achieved a birth in the NBA finals, perhaps, we should read a couple excerpts from that note, we got a note from a listener. I'm not mentioning the names of either of these listeners because we didn't have a chance to ask permission before deciding to do this, but smart, and longtime listener wrote about us coil honored shot endorsement, and Email titled co is shot and few moments. And it begins I was a bit surprised. However, to hear him described the episode as a quote, sublime moment in American sports history. While density is often a consequence of difference, Canadians are particularly notorious for divining themselves in their culture and opposition to the United States at the risk of contributing to the sense of national inferiority. I would like to offer the perspective that the moment Stephen endorse is at least as important. In the canon of Canadian sports as in the American one since Toronto gotta basketball team in nineteen ninety five the city has struggled to recruit star players, despite having a devoted fan base and being allergic, culturally diverse city players have balked at the thought of playing north of the border there ups. I Dr Damon Stoudamire was eager leaf Toronto in search of a bigger stage headed her Kogler made his displeasure at being Toronto widely known Alonzo Mourning refused to play for the team. I've heard rumors about players not wanting to be paid in Canadian dollars. Antonio Davis reportedly sought a trade because he did not want his children, learning the metric system, or than Canadian national anthem over the past several years. Toronto has become more of a destination team. One might attribute this to Drake's efforts to hype his hometown, and hometown team or the seeming pleasure. All stars like Lowry or demar derozan. Take playing in the six who is arrival in Toronto, and his game winning shot are milestones. Were team that has embraced. It's canadianness from the start, but his struggle to find support south of the forty nine from the spontaneous singing of Canada by fans and dress park after the game four win versus the bucks. To the team slogan. We the north this is Canada's team. And that shot was at least impart Canada's moment enjoyed that bit of Canadian nationalism. Thank you for the Canadian nationalism. Dear listener. Yeah, I agree. That was good. That was good letter. Thank you. And please keep the letters coming, especially when we, we disagree and tire country unintentionally. Agree with every word of that. And also I do think the mail, the we've gotten especially like something, but the last couple years, just so enlightening and affectionate, and fun. So, yes, please, send us emails art will thanks they Anki. Steven. Thanks, jillian. Thank you. 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'Democracy Dollars'| 5/3/19

Pat Gray Unleashed

1:38:26 hr | 2 years ago

'Democracy Dollars'| 5/3/19

"Pat, gray is here on the blaze radio network. Good morning. Friday. We couldn't be more excited about it. Yes. Triple eight nine hundred thirty three ninety three and at patent leashed on Twitter there. There's so much today. We're not going to be able to get to it all. But because I mean, we've got at least ten minutes or the vendor tainted jam packed into these two hours. So hang on. And you want your ears clean? So that you can hear everything clearly. And maybe it's been awhile since bad your ears professional clean, maybe never had your ears professionally cleaned. You don't need to any more because there's wax Rx. If you have itchy ears or they're painful, they feel plugged up. All the time you sound like you're talking in a tunnel when you speak. You're always asking people what I'm sorry. What? If if this sounds familiar, get wax Rx physician developed technology safely ineffectively removes that build up, and then it soothes your ears with a condition formula. And now you can use wax Rx without a prescription. No more expensive trips to the doctor, try the wax Rx system. Risk-free today. Just go to use wax Rx dot com. Use the offer code radio checkout. You'll get free free shipping. Use wax Rx dot com. Offer code radio for free shipping. Way. I love some of this. We've got an update on we talked about Tariq hill and what's going on with that football player. Kansas City Chiefs football player super fast. I mean, he has like four to forty speed. Yeah. He's he has a gift for sure he runs forty yards in four point two seconds. Nobody does that. I mean, it's like that's like if you're not familiar football. That's that's like world record speed. It's like Jeffy speed. She's felt athlete. And he if Jeffy was shot out of a cannon. Oh, that's left a slender enough to be shot out of a cannon. So it's Jeffy speed when he's at the buffet Jared into his mother, it is okay. Now, you nailed it. So anyway, the guy's really fast. He also happened to apparently break his son's arm. So he's out of football right now. And there's an interesting update on that. Also. Al- heck is broken LUSA get on Facebook as they start banning people and eliminating voices. Now, we've spoken many times about Alex Jones and how. Insane. He is. And I don't buy into give you for instance. Alex Jones has said that Joe Biden had part of his brain removed ten years ago. I mean, okay show me the evidence of that. I and maybe we'll entertain that. So anyway, he was now saying that you know, when we played this to the other day when he was slurring his words sounded like he may have been drunk, according to Alex Jones that was his second stroke. I don't know. But you should be able to say that if you want right, sure. Well, he's apparently completely banned now on Facebook. They've taken him off. They've also taken off Milo Yannopoulos for being dangerous and Louis Farrakhan, they actually called Louis Farrakhan, right wing. Yes. They did. What are what are you talking about Louis Farrakhan is right wing? Yeah. Now, I thought that they threw Farrakhan in there. Just as a all, right. We'll give you one left-wing person to. And then we'll show you that. Hey, we're nonbiased. We don't care. What look we did. But now they're calling him wing. So all of these people that you band are right wing. Okay. Well, that's a problem to Facebook. And again, Facebook and do what they want. It's their it's their platform. However, if they're going to do this and be bias and only. Eliminate voices on the right, which I don't consider Alex Jones to be on the right either. And by the way, neither does he just admitted yesterday that he's not he's not conservative. Thank you. Thank you for that. Admission. But anyway, if you're going to only ban voices that are conservative then. Then you gotta lose your immunity from the government, then I'm sorry. You can't have that that deal that arrangement that you've made with the government that if you're non-bias will protect you from the things that are set on your platform, and you won't be held accountable for them. Well, they're not non-bias. So how can they be immune from prosecution or lawsuits? I mean, I think they lost that ability as far as I'm concerned. But Farrakhan, info wars, Alex Jones, Milo Yannopoulos, Laura Luma have all been banned for being dangerous. There was a a number of others as well that I've I've never heard of. But people associated many of them associated with Alex Jones. And so. It's yeah. I don't like it. It's it's not right. It's just not right. And again, we're not you know this. We're not we're not Alex Jones fans. But that doesn't mean you should ban his voice, let people decide if all the things the ban on all my gosh. He said something about the health of Joe Biden. Yeah. That seems to be the less straw. It's almost like they were just waiting for something anything either that or they just Biden sycophants. I'd well he thinks it's because he's going to win the election for Donald Trump. That's what he said. It is they're afraid of they're afraid of him. Keith. Okay. And so gotta get rid of him. Otherwise, you get the Alex Jones endorsement, you are set your set your all set he proved that last time because he he was four Donald Trump in one. I mean case closed as closed. He certainly had a better track record with candidates than we did. I will say that. Fair point. So this banning thing is is getting out of control and apple has done it. Facebook is doing it. They're also, I guess they've also taken him off Instagram. Is there any political rhetoric on Instagram? I thought that was a bunch of pictures. Isn't it? I mean, isn't it? Instagram, you show photos of your food and recipes, and I've I've got this new outfit. What do you think? Isn't that? True. Yeah. That's basically Instagram Martin of out of politics on Instagram, you go over there lot you find us. Funny stuff any politics going on over there. I didn't think so but they took him off Instagram to. Okay, but Facebook, of course, owns Instagram so clean sweep. Yeah. Just wiped them off of everything. Maybe maybe that's where he flexes his muscles and stuff that could take him off that too. All right. We. Okay. I'm okay with that. Okay. If that's what's happening. He's tearing up shirt and flexing is is Harry muscles. I'm fine. Yeah. Go ahead and take off. We. Agree on their Facebook, Instagram. We are together we stand with Facebook taking heloc Jones off Instagram triple eight nine hundred thirty three ninety three and Pat unleashed on Twitter. Also, an interesting CNN, Paul. About who would beat Donald Trump in the democrat party. And it's virtually everyone, according to CNN, I don't know what they're doing. I don't know if these are push polls. I don't know if they're legitimate. If they're only polling Democrats. I I don't know what's going on. There is no way. Beto Aurora beats Donald Trump ten points. There is no way. I just I don't buy that for a second. But that's according to the new poll from CNN if he were to win the democrat nomination he would beat Trump by ten percentage points. Former vice president Joe Biden and independent Bernie Sanders. Also, supposedly Trump by about eight and nine percentage points each. Of the six democrat candidates. The survey polled five of them be Trump. The only one who didn't Elizabeth Warren Pocahontas. No, I just I'm sorry. That's I do you buy that at all. Interestingly they also have listed the democrat candidate intake of cash, so far and Bernie Sanders leads by quite a bit Bernie's up to eighteen point two million. Comma, Harris is at twelve million raised so far Belle Aurora who is supposed to be the superstar fundraiser at nine point four million. Most of that was raised in the first day. Remember that he he raised six million? So we raise two thirds of it in one day, and then everything kind of slowed down for him. But he's got nine point four million Pete Buddha. Judge has seven million dollars. The south bend mayor seven million dollars in his presidential campaign fund. Elizabeth Warren six million Amy klobuchar five point two Cory Booker, Scott five and so on down the line even Marianne Williamson. She and author Oprah's favorite like, okay. That's right. She's raised one and a half million. Okay. Wayne mess him. I'm sorry. Wayne mess him. Here's here's a guy. I didn't even know was in the race. Wayne mess him. Can you look him up and for those who don't know? I just want to pretend for a second that I'm unfamiliar. So see what Google says about Wayne mess him? I'll tell you if it's right. Confirm or. Yeah. I will spell his name. I'm gonna act like, I don't know. Okay. M S S A M mess him. He's raised. A whopping. So far you ready for this eighty four thousand dollars? Wow. It's more money than I have right now in my pocket when you're running for president doesn't go very long is the mayor of Miramar, Florida, right? That's right. And the mayor of mill Miramar, Florida. Yeah. Wayne mess him. Yeah. Of course. Sure. Right. Of course, you're gonna take this angle is into this Florida mayor Wayne mess him first of all you can't say Florida mayor nice try to shorthand that US mayor of Florida, Florida mayor Wayne mess him says he doesn't need Washington experience. President no. He doesn't need any experience or money. He doesn't want any money either. Uh-huh. Does he's not getting much, John Delaney. Who was a congressman? He's got three hundred forty five thousand. I I mean, I love this list. I don't know how if you're Wayne mess him. Or if you're Marianne Williamson. Or even if you're John Hickenlooper. How do you how do you look at the the field and say, yeah, I'm the guy I can win this. I got it. I this is mine for the taking and I'm gonna lead this country. Buddies ever heard of you, you know, they put together these exploratory committees. Didn't the exploratory committee until you come back and say Wayne, dude, don't have you know, how long snowball lasts in hell. Yeah. You got less of a chance than that. Everybody. Leave the room. I talked to the mayor of Florida. About this polling. We just got word as mayor Wayne mess him. Well, Florida Floridians are coming through for a man there. He's got he's up to eighty four thousand dollars in his campaign fund. Yeah. He's only registered in one poll, and it was in New Hampshire. He's up to one percent Hampshire. So. Wow. For him. He's been Beto territory. And no that's not a compliment. No Beddoes fading fast. There's mazing. There's a great article here. Trying to find this one paragraph that just sums up. Some sums up what we're Beto is. But basically just talks about how he's blown it, man. Yeah. Yes. Unfortunately, his campaign started backwards. He was white hot at the very beginning. And now he's cooled off a lot this paragraph. You want to have happen read this paragraph for here is the Daily Beast article. According to my unscientific poll asking every woman, I see Beto reminds them of the worst boyfriend they ever had. This is this is problem, even for Democrats self involved convinced of his own charm chronically late if he shows up at all worth a meal or two, but definitely not marriage material. It's a perfect description when he should be home with the kids or taking out the trash, he's jamming with his garage band or skateboarding. What a burger. He's in and out of a funk which requires long meaningful runs to clear his head. Every thought he has transcendent worthy of being narrated videotaped and blog he is always out finding himself at H Forty-six the man asking to run the country is currently lost nailed it. And that's so good. That's why even Democrats aren't enamored with him anymore. They're pretty well. Done with Beto Aurora. Yeah. I think so. All right. Let's talk about pain for a second. It's something I can definitely relate to 'em in near constant pain. And if you are too, it's probably due to inflammation. You might have an injury that causes it. But a lot of times those injuries just get inflamed. And that's where relief factor comes in. And what I love about relief factor is it's natural. It's one hundred percent drug-free. So you're not going to be hooked up. You're not going to be hooked an addict, it's any kind of narcotic and then have to try to win yourself off with that and go through all that entails. I mean, we've seen so many of relief factors clients here at the blaze we've been watching it helped so many employee's and it works for so many people. Here's what you need to do. Just try the three week quickstart. Programme it's nineteen ninety five. You take it for three weeks. If it helps ease your pain gotten Keith completely out of the league pain that he has every day every day. I take that. And then as he's mentioned. Several times when surgeries come up or whatever you gotta stop taking anti inflammatories. The pain comes right back. Absolutely. And I know it's attributed happened. Multiple times, I know relief factor works for me. So give it a try. And and isn't it worth nineteen ninety-five to see if you can be relieved of that pain that continual pain, I think so get your life back with relieffactor in their three week quick start for only nineteen ninety-five. If you want a drug-free natural way to ease your pain, get your life back. Relieffactor dot com. Relieffactor dot com. This is Pat gray unleashed. Then there's Kirsten gillibrand. In fact, we've got this story on her. So just kind of looking over the list, she's not even on the list of. No. She is say Wayne NASA. Gotta be. Yeah. No, she's at three million. Oh, okay. But is that enough? It must not be enough to get her on the debate stage because she is desperate to get sixty five thousand donors. Here's her latest brilliant plan. Here we go unveiled a plan to give to give every voter up to six hundred dollars in what she calls democracy dollars person. We're not a democracy, but these democracy dollars allow them to donate to federal candidates for office. So she's got a clean election plan that would reduce the influence of big money in politics, which is she's not trying to reduce the big money in politics note, starting to get on the debate stage and one of the rules is if you have sixty five thousand individual donors, you're in. Yeah. And so if beer pong doesn't work to help you raise money, which you already dried, then maybe democracy dollars. Will. Crazy. She said if you want to accomplish anything that the American people want it to accomplish what to accomplish. Whether it's healthcare is a right better public schools better economy. You have to take on the greed and corruption that determine everything in Washington under Jila brands plan every eligible voter could register for vouchers to donate up to one hundred dollars in a primary election at one hundred in general, either all at once or in ten dollar increments. Strange some. Yeah. Each participant would get a separate two hundred dollar pool for house Senate and presidential contests. This is crazy staff this man, but to be eligible to receive her democracy dollars a candidate would have to voluntarily agree to forgo any contributions larger than two hundred per donor. It's a big drop from the current maximum of twenty eight hundred for primary and twenty eight for the general elections is stupid. This is a that's a. I hail Mary out dump you have to register for it. I got news for you. Anybody that has propensity devote for Kirstin Jilib rainy taking the time to go into register for democracy dollars. I'm sorry. We have a first amendment where free speech is guaranteed and part of that speech is to be able to contribute to whatever. Candidate you want to. I hate this democrat thing these. These democratic socialists who want to limit eliminate your ability to give to somebody that you really like or for a corporation to donate money to somebody there, really like because I guess corporations are just monolithic machines. There's no people that make up a corporation. They dropped in from outer space. Nobody handed them. They just came in here from another world, and there's a WalMart. This must be what the UFO's are dropping off their drop it off corporations all over the planet. So I think we finally we finally put our finger on navy wants to investigate the US navy there. The government the government in bed when big business foes. I mean, it all makes sense now telling you, we're onto something here. We are on to something. Triple eight nine hundred thirty three ninety three. And it Pat unleashed on Twitter. His lungs were talking about these incredible candidates for president we had somebody swoop in yesterday to try to save the day. I know you're excited about him is probably as excited about him. As I am. And that's saying something about the the guy who plays with the Seahawks. Yes. So we got NFL Michael Bennett. Michael bennett. Yeah. That's great. That's interesting. Because I always thought that it was politicians would run for office. But yeah, yeah. We have Bennett running. Now a lot of people. A lot of people tweeted yesterday the emailed us. There were calls coming into the building. You guys are lying about Michael Bennett. Right. He's not really running. Are you really are you sure? Some of them did think it was NFL Michael switchboard was literally warm to touch, and we we we had to assure them. No, no. This is this is the Michael Bennett from you know, the Michael Bennett of the senators. Mike Bennett guy goes player. You're right. Right. So as proof I thought. Okay. Well, maybe we better just prove it to people who were just it was too. Good to be true. Tree falls in a forest near. Here. He was on CBS big announcement time this morning yesterday. Senator Michael Bennet of Colorado has served in the US Senate since two thousand and nine also been one of the Democrats considering a run for his may twenty twenty Senator Bennett joins us now only on CBS this morning to announce his plans for the future. Good morning. So what are your plan is no way? This is an exclusive to CBS. How do they do that land the Michael presidential nouncement, man? What a get. That is incredible. While that's a feather in the cap CBS, news producer. Give them a. All right. Here's his here's announcement coming. So what are your plans plan is to run for president? I appreciate your leading. This cutting faces to enormous challenge. One is learning lack of economic mobile opportunities for most Americans and the other is the Neutra store integrity to our government. I think we need to do both. And I've spent the last couple of years writing a book about tremendous challenge over the last ten became convinced in that process. We continue to go down the path we're going, and this isn't just about President Trump. It's politics forty got. There certainly has made matters worse. But if we keep going down this road, and we're going to be the first generation of Americans less than our children in the next generation. I I just need to do everything I can do to make sure that we don't do that. It just becomes diarrhea of the mouth after a while. Shut up. So there it is. You know, we just had to prove it to you. Because I know people thought no way do we have that good a choice? It just doesn't happen anymore. Not since our founders like Michael Bennett run. I mean, thankfully that. There's hope now we'll be tween him in Wayne mess him. One should be the others. Vice president shouldn't be messing Bennett or bit mess. Him twenty twenty. I'm going to have to go Bennett mess him as a venomous and better ring to it does. Bennett mess him. Wait. What did you say? You said Ben. We're going Bennett messing twenty. Yes. I mean that should have been self evident. Keith I'm surprised you even had to. But again again, kudos, you know. CBS you're done that. Right. Wow. But I will say one thing that bugs me about Bennett is at only has the one at the end. And I think you and I disagree on this policy. We do I think that's that's judicious use of a consonant. He there's no need for this second. I'm just used to the to tease guess we're used to it. But that's a lot right? That's why we're twenty two trillion in debt right now because we keep wasting so hold on. ES S A M O AM. So he's not. Nothing feels like Massimo. Okay. So Bennett mess them twenty twenty. Let's start printing the bumper stickers right now. The other thing is something that became really clear yesterday. Because the releasing details now the FBI did. In fact, spy on the Donald Trump campaign as he has said all along journey about this in the paper. Kevin. Them. Interesting article. There was conversation at a London bar September twenty sixteen took his strange turn. When the woman sitting across from George Papadopoulos, Trump campaign adviser asked a direct question. The is the Trump campaign working with Russia. The woman had set up the meeting to discuss foreign policy issues, but she was actually a US government investigator posing as a research assistant. The FBI sent this woman to London as part of the counter intelligence inquiry opened that summer to better understand the Trump's campaign links to Russia while are they doing this for everybody. Or did they do that with Hillary Clinton? I've seen. No mention of that. The American government's -ffiliated with the woman who said her name was Azra Turk is has been previously unreported in the the operation. That's become a political flashpoint. Last year. President Trump called spy gate pretty good name for it. The decision to use her in the operation aimed at a presidential campaign. Campaign officials shows the lever level of alarm inside the F B I during a frantic period. When the bureau was trying to determine the scope of Russia's attempts to disrupt the twenty sixteen election. But could also give 'em, oh, of course, to the president and supporters for their spying claims will. Yeah, it's not proof positive. That the Trump campaign was spied upon and the one thing they don't mention because anyone to consider this did Barack Obama order it. I mean, Trump has always said Obama's fine on him. Then we find out. Yeah. To the extent where they sent an F B I agent all the way to London to try to get information from them. I've never heard of this before maybe it's happened. I've never heard of it before. This is crazy stuff spokesman for the FBI declined to comment as did a lawyer for the FBI last year. Bill Bill pre step, then the bureau's top counter intelligent agents agent who is a deeply involved in the Russia. Inquiry told congress during a closed-door hearing there was no FBI conspiracy against President Trump or his campaign. This is deep state stuff that Mike Lee was talking about. Yes, it is actually existed and agencies with an agent of the government. Now, we've got proof. All right. Triple eight nine hundred thirty three Ninety-three if you're having a hard time with portions when you sit down to a meal, reduce own could could be just what you need to put you over the edge. There is a stop light in her body called Oei. It sends that signal to your brain that your full now. And sometimes it's just not strong enough will rid us own is made of only in fact, that's all that's in it. And so it helps send a stronger signal to your brain your full stop eating in my case. It ends the sentence with fatty. So it's really effective. And then it tells you to go look at a mirror and see what I'm talking about. Yeah. It's mazing amazing stuff. Plus, it's not a stimulant. You're not gonna get all jittery from using it. There's no caffeine in it rid us dot com. Go there right now. Get a special offer. The dot com. Rid us own dot com. Great. Hundred thirty three ninety three and on Twitter at Pat unleashed where Abner normal tweets. Yeah. That's people. Just call him for short abnormal or or a when mentioning democrat politicians just substitute Democrats with lying sex crap. And everyone will know who you're talking about. I'm going to try that. So we have how many how many candidates in the lying sack of crap field. So far twenty one Twenty-one Lang sex of crap go in for president on the. Left. Henry Keith's favorite traffic camera to its pets? Clearly, Mr. Twitter on the socials. But no one is ever accused him of being Mr. Instagram. That's true. That's true. But you are Mr. Twitter, absolute, autumn's electric razor. Wait. If Bernie Sanders has more campaign contributions of the rest of the candidates shouldn't he distribute them equally on all the candidates. Yes. Job. Comes electric razor. That's garbage guitar Rhody. Oh, admitted Pat you're just jealous because CBS scored the big Michael Bennett interview. And you could only get Mike Lee on your orange couch. Economy. Well, so transparent look at the gays looks like you can just it's sad. It's sad. When it knows we're talking about it. Nobody's on it. But I wanna hold that shot. Rob. This is the the the fireplace burn that has about east side Ilia fireplace charring right here. Which just it gives the couch a certain a good, unison claw. If you will. Yeah. It's nice. Can we go back to that shot two? Okay. Just to give you an idea of how much stuff look at the look at the countertop. That's all this stuff. Plus more on my computer. That's why we're so jam packed filled to the gills from Joe groping Joe's cafe watch out for the Bennett Messim. Autumn. Joe message mental remember Joe mental. Would it be finished like? What was it finishing third place or something in New Hampshire? Right. Who was Joe come on, man? I'll Gore's running mate. Joe lieberman. Thank you. And he called a Joe minimum. Jevons bundle adventure. This Bennett guy makes John Kerry looked like a firebrand you've got that. Right. Well, there's a there's a Chazan between me and Michael Bennett. Terrible. Comparison is there's a Chaz of their personally raped cut off ears. Cut off head heads taped wired telephones human. Power out. Uh-huh. Bodies randomly shot videos. Razed villages fashion reminiscent of Jinja's con shot cattle and dogs for fun poisoned food stocks. That's maybe the worst of it all when they poisoned the foon. Yes, stocks and everybody's like what happened to our phone. Yeah. We poise into here and. Indicative, we are. That's how vengeful we are the United States of America. We're not allowing you access to your food anymore, generally rather the country. But, you know, look at the way it was dressed. Yeah. It was completely new it deserved to be ravaged higher countries. So that was the two thousand four lying sack of crap nominee that we just heard from there that that was on fire like this firebrand, Michael Bennett point by the two thousand four was also the last time a Republican won the presidency and the popular vote. That's why that's why Democrats are so pissed off right now 'cause with George W in two thousand and with Trump in twenty sixteen and that really hurt him just did not expect that and. But that's the way the cookie crumbles. They let's see what was the eighteen seventy six is that the last time I happened before. I don't know. I'm not sure might have been. I don't know. Let's see can't be that hard to find something to a new fangled deal. See that's what the Democrats are still smarting from the Samuel Tilden eighteen seventy six election when they had four point three million votes to Rutherford b Hayes is mere four point three six million votes. And she's so they're still smarting from that. So hold on all three hasn't been others. So anytime there's four is it been five. Is it always the Republicans that come out of hat? Not sure. But apparently trivia in that case as well. Look that up triple eight nine hundred thirty three Ninety-three also congress little upset with William bar attorney general bar not showing up at the hearing yesterday. I think he'd had enough of the grilling and the insanity and the insults and the insinuation and all of that stuff. So he said, yeah, I'm not I'm not going through this again. Good. Luck with your little hearing there. But it was fascinating the other day when Dianne Feinstein was grilling William bar, you gotta take a look at that exchange. This is fun. But you still have a situation where president essentially tried to change. The lawyers account in order to prevent further criticism himself. Well, that's not a crime. Oh, okay. That's so great how she's just dumbfounded. Let's see that one more time. That's just plain fun. That's good old fashioned fun. The look on her face still have a situation where president essentially tries to change. Centrally. The the lawyers account in order to prevent further criticism of himself. Well, that's not a crime. Know what to do with that? Senator. Well, that's not a crime will. Yeah. But we didn't like it. Yeah. So since I don't like. Impeach him right now. In fact, we don't like this president. So anyway. With that in your pipe. Smoke it. There's no smoking in this building. So is not never mind. Man, they need something. They want anything. Just give us something AG bar will because they really do have nothing. This is a it's a non issue now. I wish we could move on. But of course, we're not going to and Jerry Nadler yesterday House Judiciary committee, chairman threaten to hold AG bar in contempt of congress because he didn't show up. So that'll be fun too. And I'm sure they will because they're that spiteful. How tear you defy us. We are the elites don't you understand who it is. You're dealing with. And then the stupidity of Representative Steve Cohen yesterday from from Tennessee. Because William bar wasn't there. He brought with him a bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken while lawmakers in the press waited to see show up on the hill. He then left the bucket along with the ceramic chicken on the table where bar would have been. There. It is right there. There's your little photo of what a clever little trick. That was. Now. See can we get that first shot? You had of Steve Cohen. I'd like to look at C, technically, he has more hair than me. But it's just not placed got a mullet going on. So you're bald with a mullet. I'm not sure that I'm not sure that works. Also, the the shine from his bald head is enough to burn your retina getting there. That's true. Wow. Getting there with shine triple eight nine hundred thirty three Ninety-three we've been telling you about home tied luck for a while. And I know what happens in these things you hear it at the time. And you think oh my gosh. Yeah. I don't want that to happen to me. I gotta get on that. And then you put it off, and it doesn't get done. And in the meantime, thieves are doing their darndest to find your title online and steal it from you as happened in this particular case, I thought I had an okay render in one of my homes. Boy was I wrong. The. Police called title fraud tenant forged his name his name on my home's title. 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Dan took this and ran with it and yesterday. He put Al Sharpton on some helium and fun, ensued. Three months. We must. We will that be. Zest? Thank. Rush limbaugh. So I'm by hosts of God. Yes mockery. Yes. Did they Antoni Antoni mean? Emails say. Lucienne and gallium thing. Leo. Can be one him do. They want him back. Doings and Ralph. Good evening. That is. Priceless. Gooding? Nice little end with the visual. Pat unleashed shortly. That's that's a really good. Great job for that. Dan. Triple eight nine hundred thirty three ninety three Pat unleashed on Twitter. You know is conspicuously missing on this list of. Of campaign cash on hand from these Democrats. It goes all the way from Bernie Sanders down to Wayne mess him is only collected forty eighty four thousand starter. I mean, it's a slow come on. You know, who's not listed at all is Eric swallow has he not raised eight above eighty four thousand dollars. Okay. Hold on. I'm gonna look this up as important as Eric is with that. Incredible reminder that gave us, you know. I mean, he he more than things Keith. He knows how how important is. He's the one who pointed out to us that the word woman. That's true doesn't appear in the US constitution. But you know, what we should thank him for that. Because at least it has people talking about the constitution. So I say we capitalize this and taken for to to educate Americans about what is in the. Constitution. And maybe more broadly. What's not in it? You know when we talked about this a little bit yesterday. But I I didn't mention the fact that the word beaver is conspicuously missing from the US constitution hall. We gotta fix. In fact, the word beaver is not in any of our founding documents. We should have paid all tell you this. We should've paid better attention to Praca when he reminded us knows that we are going to have to make sacrifices have to change our conversation. We're gonna have to change our traditions. Our history, we're gonna have to move into a different place. Obviously was Michelle reminding us about that. Here's what Barack mentioned. About this incredible problems. But I think it is an imperfect document, and I think it is a document that reflects some deep flaws in American culture. Okay. So we got deep flaws. We should've paid better tension to the deep flaws right because how can it not be deeply flawed? When beavers are completely left out. But okay in all seriousness. Oh, you weren't being wait. No. I am. But even more serious than that thought. We should we should expand on this and talk about other things that are not in the constitution. For instance, the phrase separation of church and state not in the constitution. It's a phrase, that's recited. So frequently it's becoming greened in our collective sensibility. That speaking of God in a government building or saying prayer at school is unconstitutional. They're not. The supreme court can make all the faulty decisions they want it doesn't change. The fact that the establishment clause is really clear and concise congress will make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof period. The end. Anything short of that is constitutional. Well, you can't you can't show favoritism or or over one religion over another. Well, yeah, there's nothing about that. In the constitution. Well, what what if people are offended by a display on government property tough. The look at it. It's just that simple. You you know, what else is not in the constitution abortion? There is zero right to abortion in the constitution. In fact, quite the opposite. Just read the preamble we the people of the United States in order to form a more perfect union establish Justice insure domestic tranquility provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare and secure secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity. Establishes constitution for the United States of America. So who is our posterity our children both born and unborn. And they have been guaranteed the right to life and liberty by the constitution and the declaration of independence. Another thing not in the constitution healthcare. As much as Democrats scream about healthcare is a right? No, it isn't there's no right to free healthcare. There's no right to a free college education. There's no right to a guaranteed income. Is that why what an oversight? Nope. Are brilliant founders made the constitution a charter of negative liberties spells out what the government can't do to its citizens. And by limiting the power of the government. They maximize the freedom. We have. The freedom that people can enjoy it allows us to just take our hard-earned work on our talent as far as we possibly can it enables the people while keeping the government at bay. So they can't get in your way. And they knew that the government would do everything they could to get in your way. So if you had a charter of positive liberties, you can't possibly name them. All right. You can't you can't foresee every little thing that the government is going to try to do which is why it is charter of negative liberties, you can't do these things to the people. Just really simple, and and basic, so yeah, Eric swallow. Let's talk about the things that are not in the US constitution. Let's have that conversation in America. Because there is a unlike race there's a conversation that we have rarely if ever had certainly not since the constitution was written and ratified. Triple eight nine hundred thirty three Ninety-three amazing information and update on former Kansas City chief tyreek hill, his abusive, his son, pretty amazing share that with you. Plus a lot more here. A pack rail unleashed. It's Pat gray unleashed on the play. And if you'd like to reach us Tripoli nine hundred thirty three Ninety-three, you can tweet us Pat unleashed Tyler Morgan tweets, bald with a mullet is a scarlet for future reference. I like Skillet. Yeah. I didn't know that you got a bald mullet skull. Representative Steve Cohen gonna see areas with the scarlet a handsome man right there. Oh, yeah. Bringing fried chicken bucket of KFC into the house chamber, his implication. There is that William bars chicken. I know you are. But what am I? Same to you. But twice as much more of it there. It is. That's so ridiculous for you. Pat, fat hat head. Kristen tweets. I haven't seen Democrats this unhinged since yesterday. Bottled LA pats, orange couch should announce its candidacy for the twenty twenty election. That's a great idea. That is a great idea. I like it a lot. Raise money for him. Set up. Go from gofundme page for the orange Kaushal. We probably do better than was Wayne mess him. And he's eighty four thousand dollars. Interesting letter that was just sent to the NFL on behalf of Kansas City chief tyreek hill now if you missed this. He. Was accused of of abusing his son and his he and his girlfriend were in Dubai for some reason they were walking through the airport terminal and just started this discussion that somebody recorded. I assume the girlfriend do we do we still have that access to that conversation? Okay. They're gonna look for that here. So as a result of that conversation that was played the Kansas City. Chiefs have kind of suspended him right now. I don't think they've made a permanent decision on yet. He's not with the team. They're trying to figure out get some more facts on this that which is smart. Yeah. And I guess the local DA said, look, we're not gonna we're not going to charge anybody because it's hard to figure out who did this. And we were thinking, are you kidding me? Right. Pretty clear he's talking about. Anyway this. Here's the audio. Why did say? Take a lot of things. The lying about what happened. Okay. And then there was a kind of a nasty little segment where she says, he's he's a he's frightened of you or scared to death of you or something. Say that he respects you. But it's not it's not respect its terrify. He is terrified. Terrified of it's pretty. Yeah. That's that's not good. Not good. And she seems very convincing. She does she's saying, she's she's very believable. I was leaving it. Then it seems like he's developed a pattern, and maybe she's even part of the pattern based on what he said there. Well, now, this is an interesting. Little twist four page letter and a copy was obtained by the Associated Press and so- hill tyreek hill. Now, categorically denies he's ever punched his son in the chest or anywhere on his body or otherwise touched him in the chest in a mean-spirited manner. The NFL has declined to comment the chiefs of declined to comment, but listen to this. New exchange, and I guess this would be tween. The couple a forensic examiner has has looked through all kinds of text messages from Tariq in the girlfriend. And in one of those exchanges. Tariq hill tells us girlfriend after their trip to do by crystal. You know, I didn't cause any bruising or harm to our sun. But for some reason, I still may be charged. Girlfriend replies. I know you didn't. I did. I hurt our son. I'm the one that did it. I was hurt and mad. So I blame you for everything. Happening. Now, I'll tell you exactly what we have in my opinion, in my opinion, not to besmirch anybody's character. 'cause I don't know. I wasn't there. We know the kid has broken arm. Very sad. We don't know who did it. And she claims right here. He didn't. And she knows it. But she did it did it, you don't suppose there's a chance do you that he said? Crystal. This is costing my NFL career, and tens of millions of dollars from what you would benefit as well. My career goes down the tube. So does my livelihood. Might want to say that you did it. If you wanna live a really comfortable lifestyle for the rest of your life. You might want to send this text. Is that possible? There was a little conversation along those lines. Yeah. I mean, you can just imagine the scenario you can just imagine how that went down. And I think we'll do that. Now. Sigma tweed like to call. Do. Personally rate. No different. Hey, crystal. I you know, I didn't cause any bruising or harm to our sun. But for some reason, I still may be charged and Mike lose millions of dollars in contract money. I know you didn't. I did. I hurt our son. I go one that did it. Yes. I was hurt and mad. So did you blame me for everything? I blamed you for everything. I knew it. Why don't you? Now, tell everybody that is the case, I think I will. Of course, we don't have any. We don't have any inside knowledge went down. There's more here. Tyreek when I get out of prison. We still love me. Of course, I will Honey, I know it was just a one time incident that you would never hurt our son. I will as a rule to be a better person. If she's not married. What's a guarantee she's going to be making those millions with him when she gets out of jail. Thank you for joining us felicitous owed of douchebag. I mean, so obvious to me to me, maybe not a jury because it's twenty nineteen and I have no idea, but this is. And you'd love to believe it because I I don't know. I hate I hate it. When these guys throw their lives away like that. When you've got so much promise they have the world by the tail you can do anything. Now, you're gonna make millions of dollars could be set up for life. You could really help people. You know, you can get involved in your community. You can get involved in charities. You could set up another business. So that you're you're going to do. Well after football is over. The whole world is opened up to you. And then, you know, all you have to do is conduct yourself with basic human decency. And you're gonna be fine. And they can't seem to do it. Don't assault little kids kind of like a good rule of thumb. Yeah. And then the realization sinks in all my gosh. Chiefs just dumped him, and he may never work in the NFL again ever. And so both are like, yeah. Okay. Louis better get that text going. That will turn it over to the prosecutors. Yeah, will reluctantly give up our cell phones. But man, I want to say this is under protest. Okay. When you open it up. I maybe speak conveniently open to that text where she. I'm sure everything you need right there officer, let me just unlock the phone for you here. And okay, there you go. I'll look dad coincidence. I think everything you need right there on the screen for user. Triple eight nine hundred thirty three ninety three to be interesting to see how that turns out a Maryland woman's discovery in an old piano more than twenty five years ago really paid off this week the m one oh one dash four Babe Ruth rookie card. She found in a stuck pedal in the piano, the piano, she bought for twenty five bucks. Twenty five dollars. So then stuck in the pedal. They find this Babe Ruth rookie card, and they sold it at an auction this week for a hundred and thirty thousand fifty three dollars. She found the card in nineteen Ninety-two. Inter aunts, piano and kept it secret until deciding to sell it this year. Really smart. Well, her aunt kept the piano in her home, though, Kelly noted she never remembers it working. It was kept in the family after the death of the ant, and then put in a family estate sale in nineteen Ninety-two she paid twenty five bucks for it since she wanted to play it. She had a friend come over to fix the pedal and tune it. Then they found the problem. One hundred twelve baseball cards were jammed inside the pedal. How? She told she said her father or ankle, you know, likely stash the cards to keep them from being thrown out by Nora who was a neat freak. That's awesome. So then she says she decided to auction. It all off to help care for her brothers medical condition. Really and buy new vehicle as truck is breaking down. That's really nice to great story. That is cool. It's like a dream. Everybody has finding something at a garage sale or an estate sale or whatever and something valuable is jammed into it, and nobody knew about. Yeah. And it'd be nice sounds like nice. She's very lucky because if the aunt was, you know, state sale anyone could've walked off in that Pano for cheap. No. Yeah. But she got in there before everything went public that could have been discovered by someone completely related to the family. And then she'd be a hundred and thirty thousand dollars poorer. But that's cool. That's really cool. Yeah. I always want to go and buy like a stupid picture of like a potted plant you peel off the back, and there's an original constitution in there. Oh, that's a dream in going up in my in my home in back on the mean streets of Helena. Yeah. My parents had this old painting that they don't know where they couldn't remember where they got it or how much it cost but somebody came over one time and was supposedly an art aficionado. They said, oh my gosh. You've got a so and so. And we're like, well, I don't know. Do we? Yes, that's an original so-and-so. You gotta play Koi. Yep. Yep. Here in the family room. You should go have that appraised. I think it might be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. Oh, no. Well, they never really got around to it kind of weird. But when my mom died in my dad's been gone for you know, since nineteen Ninety-seven, so we finally took it into somebody. And it really was worth thirty eight dollars. So. So when without the frame without the frame, the framing probably bring another stranger come into your life. The years ago. So for how many years we thinking we're thinking man one day, we're onto something that potted plant painting to fall back on. Oh that hurts man should have. You know, what you should have it to this guy here? Go sell this at auction. Avi. It'd be great. You're going to be set for lunch. Maybe where you go shipping would would've cause more than the. Maybe you can go to chick fillet with this. I don't know. Oh nice. All right. Triple eight nine hundred thirty three Ninety-three. Let me tell you about real estate agents. I trust dot com because selling or buying a home is really tough. It's a process that you don't wanna have to navigate and you don't like giving a percentage of the money to the agent. But. It's really important to have a great agent. It really is. Because if your home sits on the market for a long time, you're just gonna lose value. 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So a a black lesbian must be kept in marvel. I don't know. Why was the original was the original captain marvel black lesbian being told? No was the original captain marvel black. Yes, or no. I think they made some sort of. She made an appearance it looks like and longtime ago in one thing and then apparently slipped off into obscurity after several name changes and the character change quite a bit. But before it, you know for she had her own. Line if you will her own story, and then once that came around when they actually made her into a character. It looks like home. I gosh ally was a white woman. Oh, no. No boy. Okay. So I I'm not sure how the how that makes sense that you must I guess all characters. Now, do they all have to be gay women? Maybe that's the deal. Maybe every new movie character has to be gay transvestite transgendered person or a person of color. No more white people in movies, please. We're just done with white. We actually had one director say. He can't imagine ever giving a role casting a white, man. White doesn't even need to apply and stuff. So great. She's. We're in an upside down world as I think, you know, founding fathers are also under attack right now students at Hofstra. University are demanding that the Thomas Jefferson statue on on campus be removed. Yeah. The statue has been the center of controversy on the campus. It's been defaced with the word decolonize and black lives matter signs and stickers on it. Foof? So there's a big protest now every year, and in fact, multiple times a year about getting rid of it. They stand around the around the statue and demand that it be torn down. Go study. It is about what the statue represents a legacy of racism and bigotry on college campuses. That's what Thomas Jefferson represents you. She's the organizers of this our students from Hofstra and some staff members from Planned Parenthood of Nassau County. Oh, so, you know, their quality individuals. Look, I who am I to judge. I'm just saying these people are going to burn in the fires of hell. That's all. I mean, I, you know, judge anyone so no I'm just saying I'm just saying. I am so tired of the Thomas Jefferson hatred, the George Washington hatred, which they're also is we've got this story about a northern California Public school. They may remove a mural of George Washington from the halls of get this, George Washington heights. Yes. Because of confer concerns, it's offensive and demeaning to native Americans in African Americans. I mean open up a book. A working group determined the mural made up of several panels traumatizes students and community members. If it traumatizes these little darlings, they need to just stay home K homeschool where nothing bad can ever happen. And they can see only what's on the walls of your home. Don't let them stray outside ever for any reason. So tired of this advocates for keeping the mural say that removing it ignores the intent of the artist and represents an attempt to erase history. Yeah. Well, I mean, somebody said once those that we're going to have to make sacrifices have to change our conversation for station. We're gonna have to change our tradition history based the move into a different place. So I guess what we ask ourselves is is removing a statue of Thomas Jefferson and erasing mural of George Washington. Isn't that fulfilling everything she just said there and more it absolutely is? This is what this is about. In nineteen thirty six this artist of Victor Amitav painted, the thirteen panels that make up the life of Washington. Keep in mind again. This is George Washington high school. Detail dinner. He was a prominent Russia baron painter who created the murals as part of a works project administration project undertaken by the new deal. Wait a minute. Something good came about to say, I was on the side of leaving the mural found out. It was a make work project as amazing. She's the group has four public meetings between December twenty eighteen in February twenty nineteen so and just a few months they've already had four public meetings. Oh, right and got input and the group's recommendation archive the mural to to protect the experience of students. So they've experienced student. Yeah. They wanna paint over it. Maybe I don't know maybe educate these little darlings little dears these little dumplings on who these guys really were. And what they were all about. And where they would be without him. Maybe I don't know. Good. Golly. It's sometimes it just feels like we need we need to turn the country off which is need to shut it off. Somebody find the on off. Switch and just flip it down it down. Yep. The last one out is turn off the country when you're done. All right. But before we do that though. Can we please make sure that captain marvel is a person of? Thank you for that. Yes. Yes. We may not turn off the country until we get a black lesbian to play captain marvel because that's really important to all of us to all of us triple eight nine hundred thirty three ninety three. So if you are the person who believes that abortion in sanctuary cities will then Verizon and AT and T they're fine for you. Because those companies that are doing what you want with your money. They're giving it to Planned Parenthood and donating to pro illegal causes big model is giving millions of dollars to these causes in every month you helped finance it. So anyway, that's why patriot Mobile's created because they knew you could get they could offer you the same great nationwide coverage for less money, and without the unintended consequences. Of the big mobile companies day take a portion of your proceeds up to five percent of the Bill that you send them every month. 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It had already been so ingrained that you had the economy of the south that absolutely depended on it. So in order to not lose the south keep a union together and start this country. I think most of us can agree the greatest country there's ever been. It was worth saving worth keeping together worth founding. And so they couldn't immediately get rid of slavery. But they got rid of it faster than any other country on earth. How long did Britain have the slave trade four hundred years? We had it for what seventy. Yeah. And wasn't that one of the things that Thomas Jefferson was trying to list as a grievance against the king? Yes. One of them anything and because of the southeast to take it out. Yeah. And always reminds your friends wasn't it overage, Jerry who circus's said, you know, what if they're the south wanted one of the slaves to count for representation. That would help in congress under one, and and Elvis Jerry was like ho I thought you said they were property they're not human being's. Right. So why don't we just count the chairs down there? Yeah. And you can use that to a portion congress. So you've got a lot of facts to show that these founding fathers were not racist. In fact, Thomas Jefferson could even sell his slaves because of LOL. Yeah. Or you couldn't he couldn't get rid of them. He couldn't just send them make them free. It was illegal to to free your slate of free them. That's what I meant to say. Yes. And it just you have the facts on your side. If people will take two seconds to engage in listen. There was a really short window where when you died you. It was okay by Virginia law to for your slaves, which George Washington did upon his death. Then they repealed that law, and especially if you had debt at the at the end of your life. There was no way you could free your sleeves and that was the case for Thomas Jefferson. So we always hear this weather flawed too complicated. Yeah, everybody's flood and complicated. But the things they did. I mean, these were fifty six of the best men ever gathered together on this planet at the same time. And to see them dragged through the mud by all these idiotic college students in high school students. Just we we shouldn't we shouldn't be putting up with this. We should be educating them. Let's help them understand. Why why our history is so important stop trying to change it. They are a product of one hundred years of progressive education. Yeah country. They sure are. And it really shows. And that's why so many of them are these pro-abortion activists that we just on San Antonio yesterday. He's Planned Parenthood supporters infiltrated this. I guess they call it a fetus graveyard. Some pro-life people put up little crosses for all the babies to represent the babies that had been aborted. And so these Planned Parenthood supporters showed up, and here's here's what they did. What? On what extent? In your proudly. I'm super proud of it. Stream. Okay. It looks like we have an officer a couple of officers on site. Fringing on your. I can't hear y'all. Plan. The idea. Wow. Okay. That's just evil just evil. Why would you be that happy about ending the life of your of your baby? Why? Such a weird again. This is a death cult. They are part of a death cult an evil death cult. I can see if you thought fully had an abortion because you know, who knows of the things that are going on to your life. But this person these girls are excited about it. Happy about it. Proud of it. And she's chanting. I'm so slutty, I got pregnant, and I had an abortion. Okay. All right. And then she says Jesus still loves me. Well, yeah, that's true. He's not happy with right now. That's for sure. He's not happy with your abortion. But does he love yet? Sure. I love my kids too. When they when they do stupid things, but I'm not happy about the stupid things. They're going to do that they're doing and I'm going to chastise them for it. And there's no shame at all. None. I mean, they are proud. They are gloating. That is just heinous it's despicable. And it's it's evil. It really is. This abortion thing is come soul far so fast. Wow. I mean, what happened to safe legal and rare. Nobody likes abortion. We're always told that by the left. Hey, look, nobody loves abortion. Nobody likes abortion. It's just a necessary thing we have to do sometimes because the woman has to have the right to choose. That's out the window. Yeah. Yeah. People do love abortion. They just showed you. They love abortion. I think what we're seeing happening now is. That those were pro-abortion we're winning all these years for the last fifty years had hardly any resist argument to themselves. We wouldn't talk about it. We didn't want front. We're not gonna change anyone's mind wife and have a conversation about it. It's made them rabbit. And now that people are pushing back, and there's been legislation that have defended life, and there's movie, and there's a cultural push in polls have changed. And now more people in America are pro-life them pro-abortion. Now, they are feeling their back into a corner. And they are they're showing their teeth, and they are so over the top now. But that I think is what this is a product of speaking of which speaking of movies if. Unplanned is still showing somewhere in in your area. Go see at this weekend. It is so good such a worthy movie to be seen. And and it will help people understand if you have anybody on the fence about this. I doubt any abortion activists like those buffoons would be moved by unplanned, the first of all they wouldn't consider going. But if you've got somebody who's, you know, serious and thoughtful, take them to see unplanned the movies made seventeen million dollars it's done. Okay. It's done pretty well only cost six million to make. But that should be one hundred million dollar movie. Triple eight nine hundred thirty three ninety three. And at Pat unleashed on Twitter. Let's go to Justin and California. Hey, justin. Bingo. You got nice job. All right. Tell us tell us. What what you're Bengal was where did it starting end? It's good morning Americans. It's fried right. The country off. You've mentioned douche on several occasions sitter square. Jeffy think about it. Okay. This week's right. And I'm not judging until I'm not judging anybody sold. Yeah. Okay. But Justin, let's let's take two on this as a little subtle with your bingo declaration opening of the call. Can we have a little excitement this time? Yeah. I'm totally excited. So you need to yell bingo. A little louder. Bingos? That's good. That's fine. So what do you what from a shop dot the blaze dot com. Justin. You can never have too, many mugs. That's for sure. All right. Excellent. Hang on a second. We'll get the pertinent information from there. Books if you don't win, bingo, like the half the price over excited, just in California half the price of Joe Biden mug, less than half the price. All right. Twenty five bucks right for the job. I'd okay. Let's get to hoodoo Rick in Tennessee, you're on the blaze high. Oh dropped off. Rick dropped off. We lost him. Man. We lost him stinks. We were just getting to know rate. He was going to help us around the campaign to go as the twenty twenty nominee Kratz was he volunteered to maybe the campaign manager, and I can tell you, you know, next week. You know, if you wanna call in and try then I'm sure there's still no now, we're being I guess he is there. Tell you. We've already Marlin the excitement. Larry rick. Hi, yeah. Good morning guys Friday. Yes. The week. Yeah. Things. I wanted to bring up one is, you know, being from Tennessee. I am really disgusted about a Representative. Steve Cohen, representing us his chicken jokes there the airing. And the other thing was I definitely support the orange couch running for president for funding. I think you should check the couch cushions. Oh, let me check. It's a good idea. Never know you never know. Thanks for. We've got a coffee state, and we've got plenty of dirt and grime and clip crap and corruption underneath it. Whatever. Jiffy eight here last week. Nobody's vacuumed under that since that thing was built in like nineteen twelve. I can't believe you touched it. Who knows what kind of nasty living organisms are on getting my shots today. Nicely. All right. Let me tell you about home tied lock. This is something I didn't even know about a year ago. I had no idea people can steal your house. What? 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They'll give you a free title skin report, just for signing up home, title dot com. Gray is on leased. Oh, guess what? Remember, the statement from AOL see that the Veterans Administration isn't broken. So we're not gonna fix it. There are some veterans who actually disagree with that. Really? Wait disagreed with. No, what do the no? Agree with AO. See, they don't know. Veterans of all political stripes overwhelmingly support reform that would allow military health benefits to be used outside the VA healthcare system. According to a new poll reform efforts have come under scrutiny in recent weeks due to comments made by AO, see. If it ain't broke don't fix it. She said the idea that this thing isn't broken this thing that provides the highest quality care to our veterans somehow needs to be fixed optimize tinkered with until you don't even recognize it anymore is a myth. We need to not be recognizable. That's problem. And she doubled down on it this last weekend. And again called it a myth an overwhelming majority of veterans kind of disagree with her. But what do you mean by overwhelming when you talk about fifty five sixty percent of veterans? Ninety percent. Well, you don't see that in any poll. Ninety percent of people don't agree on anything. Seriously. You could say the sky is blue ninety percent of people wouldn't agree. I don't know you'd get that. But ninety percent of veterans support having the choice to use their VA healthcare benefits outside of the existing system. Why? Because for so many of them this system sucks. It's inevitable. It's run by the government. It literally kills our veterans. When veterans were notified in the poll that choosing to go outside the VA system for care could lead to additional out of pocket costs. They still support it at seventy nine percent. Maybe ale see should've talked to some of these guys before she spouted off if you know, everything why are you gonna waste your time. Right. That's true. That's true. Both veterans who identify as Republicans. Who voted for who said ninety ninety three percents that they disagree with AOL and Democrats eighty eight percent. They all supported increase choice. Ninety two percent of senior citizens also support the option, so. I'm surprised that she was wrong about something. I don't think we've ever found anything. She's been right about though, come to think of it. Is there one thing on which we agree. Yeah. You know me. I don't think so. Speaking of disagreeing with these politicians seventy five percent of Americans. Also, disagree with Bernie Sanders plan to let every US prisoner vote. Now that should be higher natural be ninety eight percent. One hundred percent. But roughly seventy five percent of people don't agree with Sanders that all prisoners should have voting rights. Well, overall, thirty five percents at current inmates should be allowed to vote. But most of those people said this should only apply to non violent offenders twenty four percent of people believe those convicted of violent offenses should be permanently disenfranchised even after released from prison. You know, like, I mean, that's a tough one. Once you paid your debt to society, you know, maybe you get your voting rights back. We'll talk about that. But I certainly don't wanna talk about people voting while they're in prison that is just dumb. It's asinine. I don't see how anyone could get on board with that. He's he's adamant I I know he stuck to it. Despite the fact that the polls against him. Maybe that's where he's seen a path. That's my path to be the president the having current prisoners able to vote for me. Well that path is put him twenty four points behind Joe Biden. So by not be a very good path. Then we've got this Alabama democrat, did you? He can't read about paper. Crazy. Baber? This is the kill them now or you kill them later die. Yeah. So we've got they were debating abortion in the Alabama house, and this guy chimed in and it's pretty interesting. Here's what he had to say. It all choice to be a woman's joins the male Taylor woman would do about it. Okay middle. Yeah. Yeah. I don't know what directly herself. Some kids run wanted. Kill him. Now. One. Breezing? I think we should be making. Shouldn't be making the decision. Okay. All right. So you can kill them now or you can kill them later in the electric chair, which well talk about judging someone's life before they've even had a chance to live it, sir. Oof. Right seriously, when you send people to the electric chair normally, it's it's not for jaywalking. Normally they've done something really serious to deserve that penalty. So that's kind of the difference. The unborn child has done nothing to deserve the death penalty. Maybe that's ninety there. So adamant these pro-abortionists, maybe that's why they are. So over the top, and there's Ella snus for for killing these kids before they come on the world. They know something we don't they know that everybody gets aborted is going to be a serial killer. If they get to see the light of day. So weird assumption. That's what they're saying. Apparently. This is a Alabama Representative John Rogers, by the way, he also responded to Donald Trump junior calling him out for his remarks, and here's what he had to say about Donald Trump. Donald Trump junior. Your comments. Sponsor eight doesn't. Thank rhino. All right. Be right on. Prue ride the biggest by Woodson being on the right? That's a fair bit good. I am. I am ready. When owner he. State right. To see him as a city he made him. So that's that. Motherwell heal right to have a Bush. It may have been it could avoid you. But they keep him. Retarded? Oh, crazy. Wow. Whatever district. He's from an Alabama. You must be really proud. You. Gotta be proud of this guy. Right. And there are good choice. Good choice in placing the X next. On the ballot. Nice. You try to get along with people in the left people disagree with you. I don't see me having a enjoyable thirty seconds with that guy know what a Chirc and then to use the word retarded you can't use that word anymore. But he did. And I guess he can get away with he can because he's he's a minority in. So that's fine. He's on the left and suggesting that Donald Trump junior should have been aborted. That's also find don't worry about it. Wow. Again. Congratulations to the district that he represents Alabama. Nice good decision. Good decision on that. Triple eight nine hundred thirty three ninety three. Also, we got this incredible story of a woman in the United Arab Emirates. She had been in a coma for twenty seven years after a horrifying car crash where she obviously almost died trying to shield her for year old son. Her four year old son is now thirty two years old. And she just woke up from her coma. Wow. Now, this is something that. Medical experts will tell you that never happened that doesn't happen if they're out for this long. They're they're never coming back. And she did in fact, wake up pretty amazing. She woke up last year after more, and we're just hearing about it now after more than a quarter century of unconsciousness to mazing that they kept her alive that long. Yeah. Because usually run into the Terry chevaux situation where somebody says, okay, just you know, starve to death. It'll be more humane thing to do and she's from the UAE. And so this didn't happen until and I don't know if there's a connection here. But then having till she was in Germany getting care when she finally came out of coma. Yeah. But I think the most fascinating thing is there's some was four years old when she protected him and she just came to. And he is thirty two years old. That's what she was. When she went into a coma. It's just gonna wake up and sees her son. The story was yeah. It's an amazing story. She can communicate with them. She does have a functioning brain. She's got cognitive function after twenty seven years in a coma. Skills to show you that these doctors scientists they don't know everything there they can be wrong, which is why people fought so hard for Terry chevaux and others triple eight nine hundred thirty three Ninety-three use it Monday. And in the meantime, have great weekend. We'll see you then.

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Evening Skews - Week of October 20, 2020

"Well hello there everybody. Welcome back today's Tuesday October twentieth. I'm troy crowder and that's mark. Edgy. Had Him mark. Let's take a brief dato remarks in slightly different surroundings you moved right but you move from one apartment in one in the same building to another Parma signed building. So that's House I. All moved to a two bedroom ma. 'cause this. Happening Twenty Twenty eight. So we need to. Yeah. A little bit more. Glad you're here go ahead all of y'all are here this evening skews. As always we begin with the daily dumb ass and I don't have much of a preamble for you this evening. Let's just get right into it. Here's the clip mark. Tell me if you can't hear it. Said first lady at my the most handsome president ever yes. Absolutely. I said who could be she said well, JFK was good looking but nothing like You. Yeah We all want to trump. Don't we mark you down to folk trump see in your eyes It's also like A. Penis flexible. President was. Yeah. The the sex appeal John Q. John Quincy Adams at. I mean. FDR. was able to pull his cousin and another lady I mean this guy's got. I don't know that sexiness of the president's. Snow so I wanna I wanNA like. So first of all I. Just so It's so wild to me that he believed I. Understand the brain of of him and people like him because I know that he fully believes this and you can't really tell from clip we just play but the context of this all had to do with his hair specifically, which has. Been Amazed. The down of trump time basically. But that's what got this whole thing started but I thought well listen this and I'm running back just a little bit before it gets up to that point and like this whole thing had soared the energy to me of like this sounds like if you close your eyes, this sounds like it was recorded in a like mid Western comedy club and eighties or something the way he sort of handles his crowd and the way they respond to him I. Hope this comes across what I'm saying but listen this is probably a little bit of it that leads up to what we just heard. I'm thinking about doing that. Now shaved it all off to worry about. As it looked. How does it look first? Lady has a darling the most EPSOM president. I said first lady by the most. It sounds like a it sounds like a fucking like road dog act from from the bone in the eighties like it really like you can hear the month the mumbling laughter in the crowd and he's doing this whole like her her set to I don't have to worry about he takes his hat off in the whole crowd. Cheers he's like well, you know. I don't know. It's just it's so surreal to me. It's fucking house is like it's weird that the trump cinematic universal somebody be extended characters and it's like. A regular person watching would make sense of what he was doing. What I was thinking. I'LL FISHER NBC MSNBC CORRESPONDENT SHAPE head. Was Doing, which is like the guy. Had like two thousand years afternoon MSNBC. Luca plus the care about who he is or why why. Always fans now but the person the streets like. President fans like what's the big issue on your? On your plate average voter as your pocketbook or healthcare, not really concerned about all Evesham, haircut? Yeah and also look Marcos just put it out there. You are a fellow bald you and Ali measure are on the same way you take this person link this attacked by trump going after his bald head. Now, should shaped plastic surgery scars having. Outplacement. Told you. When I sent this to me, I'd said like abrupt the it sounds like a eighties comedy club room thing which is funny to me, and that's how I felt about it when I was watching it for the first time that's played out in my brain until it got to the part at the end of the clip, we played at the beginning or the crowd starts chanting. We love you. We love you, and then like a chill went down my spine again as so often happens with trump cliffs it's just so like. I mean just cultish you know like it's just. It's Well, all the golden calf was cut version head off. Let's get to it. Yeah. Well you know what? Were two weeks team minus two weeks from the biggest election in pretty much any persons living memory it's wild to me that it's already two weeks left you know like I've been. I've been looking forward to this day for oh I don't know four years or whatever now. At the same time it's one of those things where like it seems like it's been any Turkey, but it also feels like it's You know snuck up on me kind of like it's wild to me that it's actually here bicycling but are we gonNA have like blue balls from it though because it won't be like a regular election right? Like how much do you think we're gonNA. Know on election night two weeks from now. Well, there's two universities. Right was the one in which things make sense and then there's the one we live in where everything goes from a matter. What happens right so And a real universe where things romilly feels like I should call it pretty quickly on election night in our universe where trump it the justice department and to Major. News. Networks. WHO KNOWS Okay but are. There's a gap in my knowledge here, which is filled with gaps. My knowledge is push cheesy in that, but I like. You said in a university of make sense. We should know election. Like any other election night what happens but I don't understand how that how that is the case when there's so many different states doing vote by mail and everything and I think pretty much all of them. The rule is you have to post. Mark, your vote. No later than election day right. But if you do it on election day, there's there's like a built in delay to this isn't there isn't there a good chance that a lot of states will still be up in the air as of election night like all bullshit and nonsensical universe considerations aside or should that. Happen. Some of them by saying is limited, but some of them don't actually open. The Mail in ballots to election day or the day after. So even though they haven't Big Box somewhere. So I don't really know how that's going to play out I think Florida and Pennsylvania. The big ones should have been on election day. But based several applied in two thousand. and. Right. But this has been the case for a long time now. All of the early numbers are encouraged urging if you are on the left word side of things politically in this country, one of the headlines I read earlier today as do the great state of Texas where everything is bigger marks, stomping grounds and apparently so. As of today, still two weeks and roof election but already in Texas, the number of early votes that have been asked in the state of Texas as today is larger than the total number of voters in Texas who voted for trump in two thousand sixteen. So there's already been more people who have early voted in the state of Texas as of right now, two weeks after fiction they were people who voted for trump in Texas total. In two thousand sixteen of course. He won the state then. You know I feel like that's encouraging. Yeah being more voting is good. tends to be more representatives leftward you know a the electorate. Says what we liked that but you know doesn't like people around Texas so lake statistically. Hardest state to vote in A. Lot of weird shit there we'll that to me that's kind of the thing is like the numbers are astronomical even in state where voter suppression is hard core like you said, Texas is one of the most stringent states for suppressing votes. But yet these numbers are still you know what they are even in that state which I feel like is a good thing. It's. Obviously. Still Bullshit that they suppressed the vote the way that they do we talked on episode of couple of weeks ago about the whole thing where the Governor Limited drop off ballots to one per county, which even the county that Houston is in, which is the fourth largest city in the US even that entire county has one dropbox. So all of the voters. Five three, million, two, point five or three million people who have one. DROPBOX for their ballots. But yeah, it's a lot of people. Yeah. It's a shit load of people and that's like that's insane. And also bullshit. It's complete bullshit that that is going on but I'm saying. Considering that and in spite of that. It makes these numbers even more I don't know if impressive is the right word but you know what? I'm saying like in that state in particular have been these kinds of statistics coming out already is a I think if people don't keep up with the Democrats demographics in Texas by changed drastically in the last decade. Texas now, majority minority statement to turn that way before twenty sixteen and not anything about demographic voting patterns that should mean Democrats more competitive. But probably aren't going to be braces also same congress. But in a statement race governor president or Senator, it should go to make it a lot closer provided people are willing to wait in the lines required weight, which it looks like kind of ours our. and I don't know. How it's going to play out but Depending on because people want elections elected by the county. So it's GonNa Work Weird Republicans are going to be suppressing votes Republican counties meanwhile. Democrats run like, Dallas Austin as San Antonio and Houston are going to be doing can to make sure people detector says the right to vote which is like we were talking about this before to be so depressed like one party is fully against voting and this is how it is. Now two party state where she was flown am I fascists the point? Now it is. It is where we're at. But there's other encouraging news to and we've we've got some Some bad news where we're voting in the election is concerned coming up. But first some more of the good stuff Another thing that's happening right now is going down in South Carolina where Lindsey Graham, the infamous agrarians seem to potentially be some serious triple his. Democratic opponent Jamie Harrison has been breaking records and campaign fundraising recent weeks up up near sixty million dollars. He's raised in the past couple of weeks with only two weeks before the election. So, there's really meant. A Lyneham Out Ongeri. Mark. Man Have you do this myself and. Zero Yeah Yeah I. Hell I'm mad at myself for asking that question because I feel the same like you put a gun to my head and might pick one I'm gonNA pick Lindsey Graham winning but still is is encouraging to see Jamie Harrison, making the push that he is Mike far like. What comes down to is like the. Victims like fourteen percent undecided a couple of weeks ago. Sliced himself old. People don't like Lindsey Graham by this. Purple. Universal human qualities. Not Lindsey Graham trustworthy or likable. Ice. Dropped out of the Republican presidential primary pulling half of percent or whatever the voters of south. Carolina don't trust him because he's he's kind of like A. Taking. John McCain, Maverick he sort of voting record used to be allowed without a. Soft immigration. For example, he trump presidency. He really wants to keep his job right? So he's flip flopped on a ship, but it has affected like trump polls a ten percent better than Lindsey Graham in South Carolina because he wrote love those likely more now when they get booth and still they see in our next to Lindsey. Graham and a D next to a black dude gonna both Lindsey Graham so that's Down to feel. Even though the Haiti. Right. Yeah exactly. The thing I read. said that The turnout inside not to turn out but the. The numbers you can expect from either side are pretty inelastic in South Carolina meaning like there's a strong democratic contingent built into the voter base in South Carolina but they but it's a and they turn they turn up in every elect turn out in every election but it's it's not enough to actually win basically and it's like you can get an e and even that is like at forty percent or something. So few everything you can you can get to like forty eight. As a Democrat in South Carolina on a statewide level but. That's like the scaling according to the polling that I saw. So you had to see like so like. That's why I don't know. I hate to be hopeless ever in situations, but it seems to be the situation there but. I didn't. Think along slayer maybe got this the same place but it's like they have a hard democrats of a hard ceiling about forty seven, forty, eight percent so. You can't get the fifty and he looked like if they have like a super trumpy third party candidate eight or ten percent lend from Graham. That's what's happening in Georgia Where this runoff to matter what but It's yeah. It's hard to over fifty as Democrats Carlisle. another thing not a huge. Today fan or anything like that but USA Today. Big. Now get slid under your door every morning I know all about it but you today that they for the first time in their history, which apparently only goes back to nineteen eighty two, which is weird to me because I I didn't know that and I was born in nineteen, eighty six so like USA Today is always existed and always been kind of ubiquitous. When you go in every gas station hotel, you go to and I did not realize that they were that young of a paper or of an institution but apparently the only back to nineteen eighty two. But still they've never endorsed a presidential candidate until today when they endorsed Joe Biden they did and twenty six teen. Put out a piece urging people not to vote for Donald, trump trump but they still didn't. They still didn't doors Hillary Clinton. But today Joe Biden which is like you know what I mean whatever but it's just. It's a number of things happening that seemed to be. In favor of. The Democrats in the forthcoming election is why I mentioned it. Yeah I don't know if that quite sure how these things work in probability, which is very weird to me but like A. Thirty eight selection forecast has let the odds of like Joe Biden Eighty seven eighty eight percent winners and trump of twelve, which is like a pair of pocketing is versus a two seven off suit and Texas hold rent, but to seven, win some doubts. And base it would be. The most twenty, twenty, America. Thank possible for. You know them to hit a full house seven's over toes on the river basically, and this election like I'm just not. Opposites. Comfortable herk. Hurricane Hitting Dade County on a day. No possible. So going back to Texas, we mentioned that the numbers are encouraging very encouraging but. And also furthermore trump pretty much like if Texas did happen to flip, it's basically over like the. I saw I don't think it was five, thirty, eight. It was some other polling site that runs projections and whatnot knit ran like fifteen thousand projections or something, and in ninety nine percent of the projections wear trump one I'm not saying one, nine, nine percent of the time I'm saying of all the projections where trump one in ninety, nine percent of those models he also won Texas. So it's like you've got to have Texas. If you're trump right like losing Texas facility winning the election is the equivalent of you know what man pulled off and the avengers going up against Thanos one in fourteen million or whatever it was Do you WanNa talk about some hilariousness sat on a wave year like this year. Say. Democratic state legislature from Texas which another open here. So they read the remainder and rewrite election law to make it easier to vote. And Texas flips blue. He's GonNa flip blue eventually because like I said the demographic returns why people are dying off the Latinos are right. So admit that flips you're GONNA sees Ted. Cruz for Boston electoral, College. So fucking faster heads, GonNa, flip and a scramble everything because if we if Democrats are winning Florida California. Texas and New York. That's basically used me like two other mediums that states to get a turn seventy electoral votes is GONNA be a scramble ship. So I'm not sure what they're going to dictate again. It could dry adopting popular politicians they could. Right but. but that goes back to what we're saying earlier about Texas enhanced voter suppression. Methods that they're employing. Right. When you talk about a couple of those like we already talked about the drop boxes, there's also just rulemaking rejected mail ballots or over signatures being wrong or something like that. It has those states I've signature match with Texas does which is ridiculous is I don't even know bill cursive in schools anymore I don't know where people get signatures that actually is not true mark where. This is related to nothing except you just brought up. Carson if blew my fucking mind, I've got a third grader here in southern California public school system and he's having to learn cursive which i. I I know when I saw it on the syllabus at the first year because I sent all this stuff out because it's like a distance learning, it's online elementary school because covid they soon all that out and the teacher actually put in parentheses beside the area where it said you know cursive on Wednesdays or whatever she put in parentheses. Yes. We teach cursive in third grade and because you could tell they've got a million questions for parents like y'all really make them learn cars have but apparently, they still do which I think is the dumbest fucking thing ever but. Whatever Voice to text I do. It's so so like what we wake up in A. Game, every Friday learn cursive the whole thing and you had to turn it never mattered. You know for you like who gives a fuck about? Its step report from calligraphy, which is now art form. Basically, it's not thing anybody take seriously it's dumb got. Third graders learn cursive Sagan. Sit by a campfire quill pen and write a love letter home there. Yeah. Yeah, it's a yeah, it does me anyway. I digress. Doesn't match anything right? Like it's different every time basically a few things to say the same from demonstrator but he goes parlance still of course, in my life, even at a point everything pin numbers But yes, Texas has signature match but a lot of states do your ballot rejected a signature match they will like you know they come back and fix it right to prove. You are affect you and you did vote as way. So what a federal court ruled is like Texas can reject ballots with the for signatures not matching. which is going to be much more strict. Restrict Badagry signature. It looks as opposed to Jefferson right and then and then you you don't get any late opportunity to so they can. They can third about on the trash and I'll tell you they did it as what it though a federal appeals court of three Republican judges appointed by Bush won by trump. I think. Now do you know if most of the voters in Texas when the signature comes? into play. Is it digital? Stylus, pans on a digital screen version of signatures. Do you know if that's the case? Belan. Ballots. Okay. All right. So it's handwritten. Still fucked up but I, just if it was if it was that version of it like. that. Everybody who's ever done one of those digital signatures using a stylus at the grocery store or whatever knows that that shit is. Completely, unusable for the most part like it just looks ridiculous. Mail in ballots people sitting at home that doing it with a pan That's at least better than that. But that's still stupid though yeah. So. Now, it's not just Texas course. It's not there's a fucker going on in Pennsylvania and Florida all kinds of. Important. States. Apparently. In Florida there was just some big. Russian hacking operation that happened with voters there or something like that. What was the do with that? Don't know who did it. So that's like a Lotta trolling in weird black catch at people people do Joker Shepherd I think it's funny. So. I. Don I don't don't accusing doing it but the butter information was Paxton in Florida. Apparently, data game between eighteen and we dropped it on a a Russian of message board right. would be a really funny thing to do if you're all right. To make the lips crazies. But it's a lot of people's the main concern here as one voter intimidation will get second people getting weird emails but basically, name address party affiliation about America but identity is GONNA be bad for deputy fat at that gives fifteen million only thirteen have night people registered to vote in. Florida in two thousand eighteen has might be duplicates in his data, but it's basically everybody. Had their information stolen and the upshot despite the coincidence for might be from the same data leak but Reddish Democrats against threatening emails in Florida from a dummied email addresses that purport to be the proud voice Me Read this your Roxanne we're possession of all your information address telephone. You're registered Democrat and we know this because the obtained access to be in dire boating infrastructure, you will vote for trump election day are we will come after you change your party affiliation Republican to let us know your Cedar Message Than will comply. We will know what's candidate voted for. I. Will Take this seriously by now. Yeah. Well, I want my like my knee jerk reaction is to tell people who get emails like that to you know to say fuck them mentally and go vote. In response to that if for nothing else like. I know if I got that, that would be my reaction fuck y'all you ain't gonNA. Do Shit because I think it's extremely unlikely that they are going to do shit but at the same time. You know if they actually did if you're if you're a forty five year old single woman living in Florida and you get that age and. and. Vote. For in any way in the pro show up at your door. That's obviously a nightmare. But I just don't. It's super fucked up. But to me in my mind, it's the same as receiving one of those like Nigerian prince males, you know all. Those scam emails where it's like similar your bank account and we'll make two million dollars together because I'm a princeton. Jerry and everybody knows about that the ones that get the ones you know the Tyson malls all the time or whatever. This is the equivalent of that during the election. I firmly believe that but at the same time I, you know it's fucked up that it happens and it's also for me to say but it. Yeah it should make you want to vote even more in my opinion the fact that they so clearly don't want you to should encourage you to do it even more because that. That means that they're scared. You know they're they're scared of what's going to happen if you do vote which is all the to do it. Yeah, but that's but that's the redneck trade the the. Shotgun shotgun to can't beans him? I. Am a trailer ready to go bag ready to go off the grid but these are. Yes, this is fake. This isn't from the Broadway's I would I would bet a lot of money. It's probably is now a been again they have no no, I actually voted. So lying in the e mail but Bush the Bush Gore decided by five hundred votes in Florida. So if this works a couple of people at the big difference. Yeah. Absolutely and I guess we'll try and size like like academically. Sit here go on hold diatribe about fuck them. They're all cowards ain't GONNA do. Shit. fucking. God Chevy interfacing do what you need to do anyway. But I don't. I. Don't. I'm not gonNA stop somebody who is actually Intimidated by some what makes it so fucked up in the first place it works on two hundred people that could be the difference and that's fucking scary. You know like they're really pulling out all the stops. With with this election plan every car, every voter suppression card they have, and again, every single one of them has to do with suppressing the vote, which could not send a more clear signal that. The more people that vote the worse it is for them. Which? Shows you how much support they have in this country and they know it in my opinion but what am I doing? Brazen, this is because. Some expert hacker like like tracking in this stuff's really straightforward and easy via dresses and stuff. So whoever did this is going to get caught probably and the discounted FDR COPS but they're institutionalist's in this kind of stuff withdraw the you flipped them the bird like this. PISS them off. So the Basic County on trump making sure the justice department doesn't come after them for this shit because I mean I to guess who this person 'cause Republican operation run by some Rajdhani Acolyte, right? He's down there in Florida hi tug. Macau's Republicans. Lot. So they wanted them to make their name next Roger Stone's and twenty one year old kid who smokes cigars. Going to Florida state. Hey speaking of smoking cigars. We'd have this on the album. Let's talk about it just briefly here turns out rush limbaugh about to die from lung cancer pop bottles everybody I don't give a fuck. RIBIC HE'S A he's a very loud and proud cigar smoker. I'm sitting here hit my vape forbade for me to be a hypocrite but I'm never going to go on the air and tell people that smoking isn't bad for you. Secondhand smoke is the danger of secondhand smoke is bullshit and really it's just fine and it's no worse than it's no more dangerous than eating carrots. All of those things are real things that rush limbaugh said in the past about smoking and now he's got site for lung cancer and has admitted himself that he's going to die from it soon. So. That's cool. But wasn't instructed in because I know we're gonNA dance on his grave illness but. Now. We haven't even to talk about it, but you you said that and they've got my brain in that mode I just wanted to bring it up fuck rush limbaugh. No single person hit him or difference probably more responsible for whereas. Than that motherfucker so I will Trinity disappoint my mom but public. Gloating. Over. Dead. At the deaths of people no matter how bad they are but I will not pretend to shed a tear but that. Okay. So moving on here, there's Extensively, one presidential debate left. It's actually Thursday. Now believe it starts at six Pacific. So are starting to be fine. We'll do a pre game for like we did last time if it happens because. Turns out the people that run the dates, the debate commission they actually do know about the technological capability of muting someone's microphone because they have come out at announced that in the next debate. Whoever is not being formally addressed at that time whichever candidates not being formerly addressed with the question at that time. There, microphone will be muted until it's their turn. As you can imagine, trump is not into that at all. He has been ranting ranting and raving about how unfair this is not just this. He's also been going after the moderator of this debate. He's doing everything he can to undermine the legitimacy of this debate before it happens, which is par for the course for him but some people think that that indicates that he will end up. Pulling adamant entirely, and more won't even go forward with it, and so what do you think's going to end up happening with this? They did the baker visited find awesome work wrong because the idea was like dating but the moderator after Press Mute. So going to be a clock, it's just the clock, right? It's a play clock in football or shacklock in basketball you just get two minutes in the Mike goes off and you can't argue with the. With the digital clock. So but isn't it? Funny? Definitely GonNa keep yelling bring on megaphone be hidden under his desk or some shit. I don't I mean, if I was advising campaign like you have to do the debate, you're down a bunch and for Bryant. Last chance to address like the entire country in this capacity in that way prior to the election. Or? If, you believe the coal down ten percent forty million people have already voted those to skew more democratic because a mail in voting only like what? One? Hundred, thirty, million people last election sorority like a third of that turn out. So you gotTa Lake, you gotTa do the debate in hope. Biden. Literally has a stroke in the middle of it is. That's like your only hope you know it'd be pulls out he doesn't like looking weak. So maybe that'd be why he pull out because it's more. Coordinator than actually. Yeah. Thank you think the chances he'll walk over toward in the General vicinity of Biden's Mike and just scream towards it like. You know it's going to drive him insane. Not being able to talk like we're going. We're if nothing else where you can get a shitload of names out of this, I feel like. Trump's body language while he's being forced to be silent or even if he's yelling is not being heard. It's going to be Internet comedy. Gold 'cause bug could busby behold up all weekend debate prep memorizing his answers to get a motor two minutes in trump's exactly Ah Discipline Communicator Right. The to limit. He might be in the middle of his second sentence of two minutes. Yeah. Yeah will do you know two minutes goes by quickly Apparently also five months goes back quickly because that's how long it's been since there was any stimulus relief from the pandemic. I didn't do them actually didn't even do the math just acted like I did and I said five months, but it was in March right? There's been five or six months since anything actually got done. They've been arguing over the next version of it for weeks months now, and they continue to argue today. Was a self imposed deadline that Nancy Pelosi set and basically said, if by today we don't have an agreement on the table then in ain't gonNA happen prior to the election, which is not necessarily the case that could be a political bluff that she's making but either way. Who the fuck knows when any actual relief is going to come from the government on this and of course, fuck turtle and chief Mitch McConnell is doing everything he can. To prevent it from happening actively campaigning for the. Republicans. In the Senate to not work on the stimulus because according to him, it could upset the supreme court process or whatever the fuck is complete bullshit but. These now, the numbers they're arguing over are like. There's lots it's up it's almost like. Made up the difference between the two, it's like two point, two, million versus one, trillion, two, point two, trillion versus one point trillion or something like that the. Between. The numbers but they have all the other lack. Smaller disagreements. Within the larger bill that they just can't. Together on. To say something I've never actually said my life before but good job Nancy Pelosi because here's the difference in these bills right? This is from the Americans for tax fairness because it's not just like you said, it's not just the amount of the bill but what they're going to spend it. and. Want to spend on normal shipping. Thank you to corporate giveaways tax cuts corporate. Yes. Protecting businesses and corporations protected from liability with sick sick employees stuff like that. So here's here. So the Heroes Act, which is democratic UNIVERSITY HEELS ACT WHICH IS REPUBLICANS RIGHTS DIM repeal harm three five billion dollar tax giveaway millionaires. Senate. Republicans. But keep it Dev. DEDOM- bill extends unemployment insurance to at six hundred dollars per week Republican. Bill Reduces the two hundred bucks a week. Dan Bill? Brad not heard building state local governments bobbins none. A hundred dem dams aren't seven billion additional support to Medicaid Republicans not dams thirteen dollars hour thirty. Our has into workers and compares that like Trae said, the Senate version gives a corporate immunity to thrown of ours lawsuits There's a moratorium on foreclosures versus not three point, six, billion election systems versus none and then. The Dude for some reason, Republican version also must have got social security Medicare because they can throw it in there. So this is a This is a poisoned pill bill they never wanted to pass. They don't WanNa pass anything they want us to they want people say the one point two, trillion dollar number to make it sound like it's. Rats. Right Right and that whole the. The the money for state and local governments. On the Democrat side, which on the Republican side is zero because the Republicans call that that's what they refer to as the blue state bailout which like I. It's so wild to me because they're effectively just saying hike. Hey, fuck those people e you know what I mean like even like within cities in your own state or whatever they're just outright saying. If you live in a city. You deserve to die from this or you deserve to not be assisted from it. And I just wear that shit on the. Cleveland everybody's just could. Actually frame it when they talk about it but that's what they're saying just it's crazy to me have on board they all are with the eye of the other side. I'd suffering you know it when we're all Americans. That's the Lou liberal third has is want WanNa, the other people are but the funny relate late. For better or worse California please the California New York and know Oregon Washington or have state income taxes they have their own money right a state like Louisiana Texas. Doesn't they were there huge amount of federal government all. Right. So like California people around the country. But when the employment bonuses ran out, California extended on their own, they risk with three hundred bucks with the stick it afford in house ran out but like they were able to pay people on themselves, Texas can ever do that. They wouldn't do it, but they also could So it doesn't make sense but can you imagine like shoe on the other foot like a anybody on the left talking about? Here, dip shits make jokes about flyover country, but you would never hear someone say like trump's like, California's going to L. can you imagine? Take somebody left court causing cortes being like Tennessee should burn hell. Can You? Right now do yeah you're hundred percent correct like you would never probably would be. We'll I mean fuck man that's kind of what The basket full of deplorables situation was I was like The Bat version of what we're talking about Hillary said that and like sank her immediately. But yet they just out front completely on mainstream like now book California thought the Liberal cities and all this stuff we. Were on the show there's millions of people in California who loved trump her hardcore. Republicans. You know roughly forty percent of them probably are on their side and I don't understand how that doesn't infuriate. You know if you're if you're a trump loving Californian and again they are legion they are outnumbered by Liberal California. Shitload of trump love and Californians. And if you're one of those people I, don't understand how you reconcile. His obvious disdain for the entire state he they just rejected of. Any kind of federal assistance related to the wildfires that happened in the entire state of California, including all the rural areas or whatever I don't understand how that doesn't drive you fucking crazy if you're on that side of it. But. It. I don't know they seem unaffected by yeah. The back and think about it is like they hear miss bad nothing leg like. Southern. California in the bay area and which they also hate to me. Yeah. So. Right, but it affects the entire state you all live in. Notre. I know I know you I know you know mark but I'm just saying. Convinced. Her I know. It's it's crazy. Speaking of Crazy Brianna Brianna Taylor. Travesty continues to unfold. Apparently and Utah actually fuck. You just tell us a situation mark so I don't butcher. So grand juries are secret but one supposed to be secret. But one of them foll- lawsuit to be able to tell her story because she felt the attorney general misrepresented what would happen in the grand jury and she wonder lots to her she was joined with another grainger also felt dupes. But basically what she's saying is what the G was complete both shit that they The grandeur is given a very narrow scope and wasn't allowed to consider charges against police officers or any other charges at all Let me just. So grand jury panel for duration of time they hear multiple cases. You need another that she has a reference of sleeping a grand jury for a bunch of other cases and also that's one right. So she knows what it was supposed to look like. I did, which is as being one of the jurors. Tail case learning experience three weeks of seven a service leading up to that presentation showed how the grand jury normally operates. RIHANNA. Taylor case was quite different after hearing the Attorney General Dan Camman's press conference with duty as a grand jury of being over my duty assistant citizen can action. The grandeur was not presented any charges other than the three one endangerment charges against detective Hendrika. Hankinson the grand jury did not have cassette offenses explained to them gradually never heard anything about those laws self defense or justice was never explained. As a lot of it goes all. But basically everything we worked he told US happened to the grand jury was bullshit. down. So That last thing you said everything he said happened in the grand jury processes absolute bullshit. That's the problem with it right because like. To me. I feel like the expectation should everyone that a grand jury they. Rule, based on what is put in front of them. Like, that of course, the grand jury can't they can't press there are they can't you know rule on the legitimacy legitimacy of things that are not brought before them lay problem here is that this guy this guy presented as though that had happened as though they had been given all these additional charges and declined D- to to prosecute damn or to into indict they declined to indict them. That is not what happened. They were only given a very limited set of charges that they did indict upon, and that's that's the problem. And I'm not a lawyer, don't know I. don't write data to better understand could evolve. That process works but nobody grand jury was a lawyer and here's how she describes it. questions were asked about additional charges in the grand jury was told there be at the prosecutors and feel like make mistakes. The prosecutor hand held them to around the question just indicted on the charges the gale. So right. We'll see. Well, okay. But see to me that like that is what you would expect to happen. To me was the way you just outlined where we couldn't. I don't. You shouldn't expect a grand jury to just like, no the circumstances the whole thing and point out to the prosecutors. Hey, aren't you missing some stuff here like that? Of course, they don't do that. You put something in front of them with setbacks and they they decide based on that one thing which is what they did. But. Then later this do came out and made it sound as though they were presented multiple different sets of facts with charges and opted to not indict. A certain number of them, which is not what happened. Those things never got brought before them in the first place. Right I'm not a lawyer either but. Isn't that how it goes. Sorry. I'm back might. Difficulties. Yes Correct reminder standing like they didn't they this league prosecutors like the Airbus Watch the law law and orders for the Special Prosecutor Combat Ham Sandwich Right. So like Louis idea of telling your injury upfront big you should have denied someone tells you what the prosecutor prefer Happ because they just listened to prosecute. Right? I let's go to the. Let's go the comments over here. See what everybody's talking about. I don't know what this means mark only putting up here. 'cause you're from Texas. So maybe you do know what it means. Kim Koba claims that actually they've lieutenant governor has all the power in Texas you know what? CANCER FIRE INTO THEIR Yes Tests as a the vestige of reconstruction So. After the civil war is my understanding what happened the the the the Yankees as it were had the power to install governors in the south. So what they did with the state constitution with lieutenant, governor oversees legislature and has a lot of power and basically all the governor Maven does is oversee executions So yeah. She's right. The Lieutenant Governor, in Texas is very powerful. Are. Michael Goat Gojer go-getter It in a comment replying to himself says after two thousand sixteen I don't trust polls and Michael I thinking back and blame you I either I'm very, very gun shy after two, thousand, sixteen I'm hesitant to declare anything done deal after what happened but I but I also think that this is a good thing. The fact you feel that way and the fact that I feel that way in the fact that a lot of other people in the left feel that way is a good thing because it leads directly to. All this crazy turnout and everything with it. We were talking about earlier you know. Your being. Really voting's irrational acts. You shouldn't be like you know by one vote probably doesn't like the vote as a block we don't vote at all. or You vote doesn't matter at all because that's that's how coalitions and but not works or like. A voting's individuals sort of. You know Edmund, visuals like like like a holy act like a duty to democracy like a civic duty but you shouldn't you shouldn't affect with you vote or not anyway because you're you're one boats unlikely to do anything. So like really no one should ever listen to volunteer should go. As expression of your citizenship and as as an obligation. Yup from Youtube Sattori. Mystic says, you can't reason a person out of a position that they did not use reason to get in the first place and stupidity is unrecognizable to those putting it into action and I think you're correct is A. Catch Twenty Two writes a classic twenty, two argument like. The only way for someone to crazy is if they do not realize, they are crazy and stupidity applies the same way right? Like you can't. You can't reason with a lot of these people because. They're not. Starting from the same place like the only the only reason they're in a position for you to argue with them in the first place is because they're stupid. They're not all stupid. Some of them are very smart and the smart ones are way more nefarious but the stupid ones the only reason in that position to begin with is because they're stupid. And that is the same reason you will not be able to actually. Effect change their mind. Yeah. I mean I wouldn't fall into the trap of assuming all lake for example, that all white supremacists or stupid because they read a lot of oxygen like the wrong books in like Stephen Miller Richard Spencer both were ended do graduated from Duke, which is a good school So yeah but in general yeah, you're right. You knows the crazy which makes me laugh as far as we're not doing this right now, it could be talking to mayor. Mental Hospital. Keith I were buried says, Ham Salad is fucking great I'm with you. I'm with you on that don't know where that came from, but I'm all about it but he I love Ham Salad Brayden well says talk about Marquee to Bradshaw Marquee to Brad gels running for Senate in my beloved Tennessee and I'm. Hopeful for her chances I'm you know I'm Tennessee guy so it same thing with Iot Tennessee liberal. So it's the same thing applies with politics and football. Which means I get hopeful every time and usually end up disappointed and let down and furious at the end of the day. So. We'll see what happens but I like Marquette and not do I am hopeful for chances and we'll you know we'll see what happens. Do you know anything about her mark or is this the first time we've heard over? I just googled her and polls will bring. Well, but she she already had a big upset victory. In the primary over Jiang's macular who was kind of the establishment candidate and look out. December now I like James macular did some events for giants Matt Clare I know him personally. He is a good dude but I love marquee to the marquee came out of nowhere and sorta faded him and got some hype around or whatnot but that don't make. No the rices are looking good in my home state. I'm so jealous of the states the same to be in like south. Carolina. Georgia Texas. Tennessee seems to be just. Flying. Straight down that dumb ass fairway man that hardcore conservative. Party line, so? Yeah just is what it is. Sam Martin says, can we get the podcast form shower put up sooner? It's hard for me to catch it live. Yeah Siam, that's all me we should like obviously I can't. I combined for people don't know the podcast form of the show I combine both episodes into one week right? So it's the week of whatever so I can't put it up before Thursday night but what usually ends up happening because I'm a sack of shit is it doesn't go up until like Monday 'cause I forget that I didn't do it until it's too late and all I can say is Sam I will endeavour to do better because yeah, it should be it should go up earlier so I will try to do better on that. N. E. M. from Youtube says they may cannabis Karch for that jewel. Now I know they do as I've said before own hair. That would y'all don't want I can't imagine if we started the show at five. In, this had can in this have weighed in it and I was sitting here smoking it like y'all would say the paramedics show up by the end of the show like I I would be in complete. Just fatal position crying just communing with the void I can't. I can't handle I can't handle that level of. Wade. Wade, it should be legal. Of course, I just can't I just have a low tolerance we've talked about when we had no L. before she said off to the running for State House in Tennessee that every the demand question she got from all voters is about eleven we and then I'm realizing. Inevitably are Oliver comments dispatch talking about weed and rescind your thing while anybody Ronald legal hasn't Heaton win like eighty twenty I know. Don't you're right like why don't Especially Democrats they do that. It's like most obvious cart to which you should hit your horse. Right if you're a Democrat because what you're saying is one hundred percent true I. Don't get why they don't do that like still what? Because even. You know as we talked about before, I've talked to I have interviewed the Republican State Level Congressman who authored a medical marijuana bill in Tennessee. I've interviewed those guys and they both said that their actual constituents rural Republican Tennesseans. They have no opposition to marijuana bill I opposition basically doesn't exist to legalizing wait anymore. There's people that don't give a fuck and then there's people who are for it. It's the easiest possible ball for Democrats to up and run with and I will never understand why they don't do. It makes no fucking sense to me. I mean I can I can publicize none of them will be pleasant. At School Tardy from Youtube says, mark you know everything you really are smart mark and I don't know exactly when this common got posted but I bet it was after the previous comment about the lieutenant governor in Texas because I thought similar thing to school tardy here when it first got brought up like. I don't think you've ever been stumped on here mark. You keep trying to like you're not smart but every single episode something comes up and I'm like Mark B you know what this is 'cause I don't 'cause I'm done and every single time you're like, yeah, I know exactly what they're referring to and let me break it down for you on a case by on your bullet point vices. That particular thing I knew because I moved to Texas in two thousand right before George W was elected president and I remember reading up on what Lake is actually accomplishments were it was nothing. You guys. This guy isn't even real governor to make him president it was. Weird. He's like he's just doing ribbon cuttings and like they've made a big deal about him executing that that won't make the personal next to you too wild. He had awful gaff. With. Tucker Carlson technically, Perlstein was was the middle of the road mainstream. Do you this gotree? No No. I just meant just that because he used to be. You're right like it's wild because people forget that but he used to be more like middle of the road or whatever he was the decent here's the he was original conservative compassionate conservative type deal. So, he did this interview George. W. About like George W there. But thanks to you this woman safe. You had something to say to. Karla, Tucker name or something would you say what do you think she would say you and he goes Oh, please help me made begging to knock killer. And it was a, it was a controversy for like a day and a half. And then he killed her and then no one gave a share it was like Somebody all death row what do you think you would say if she could I don't know probably. ooh, please don't kill me. All these people? Making the jerk. Off. All. Please don't execute. The dynamic of it was. She she always like seven hundred club type Republican. ITCHY had gone hardcore Christian right. There were coming to beg for her life because she found Jesus and he told the right to fuck off. So get killer it was a truly from Youtube Henderson team loan says will y'all be on election night push lays I'm assuming that's supposed to be pulleys. Yeah. Of course, it will. It's a Tuesday. So you know we'll be here each and every Tuesday and Thursday we will be here live on election night we were talking earlier before we went live on this episode about what we should do election not and it's only two weeks and we still don't know that's how we operate here at the skews but we will definitely be here and we're going to try to do a whole. We're. Going to try to like live running update type of thing mark pointed out that when we go live is right when a lot of polls close on the East Coast and everything. So hopefully, they'll be good shit coming in that we could talk about So we're GONNA try to yeah. Basically livestream it and just right with it and see what happens but we will absolutely be here without a doubt. Yeah. I mean a Lake Como surely they'd be called yet I do remember some election night. Twenty. Sixteen story was was until this on the show yet turn. It was night Lakers and so I got on the train North Hollywood train station to go down to staples center and. By the time, I got off the train which must have been about six thirty. All Hell's breaking loose to there but they called Florida So it theoretically, we couldn't have something by the end of the show, but we'll basically be foam had dead time to impose close when. We know anything. Yeah. This is a this is a take I did not see coming for Glee Harper Hudson's try I. Love You guys but take it back about cursive writing tight back what you said about Carson. Riding. I Will Not Harper I refuse to take it back if you appreciate the beauty of cursive writing and choose later to focus upon it as an artistic endeavor, the not support you fully. People should not be children should not be forced to learn that archaic fancy as bullshit that now amount to nothing I'm sorry I don't get it typing teach them. Yeah, right? Yes. They don't. We make our boys do typing stuff and I'm sure I don't know maybe they just haven't got to it yet I'm sure they have like topping courses now because honestly I remember taking top courses in rural Tennessee when I was in elementary school but my son's hasn't been given tapping courses yet other than the ones we make them take. But. They have been given cursive courses and yeah. Best ridiculous like tacking is far more relevant to all of their lives. So. Here is pretty though I chose typing was given an elective in our school and I, chose to take band over typing and here's the thing. So I write for living in theory and I still hot pack and I also employee equity sex for Shit so I don't know. I've gone back to an am the comments of earlier talking about weight I said I, have a low tolerance and trying to encourage me says, everybody starts with a low tolerance. You gotTa push through that man and I appreciate your encouragement but I just don't think I. Can I don't know that I'm up to? Let's see here. What else do we got Randy Albright Says I. Love to Smoke Wade there again, you can always count on Randy Dude. God Damn it I can't what do you randy say a different randy said something in one of our recent episodes and I was like that is so randy and I can't remember what it was. But this is also so randy acid rain comment I love to smoke weed I know you do randy you meant to say it. If you want to buy some dirt weed or find somebody will bus sixteen-year-olds beer go phone randy finder randy. That's right. The randy should have their own APP. Is Down. You. Need. Somebody to do some drywall. That's but slash Uber need slashing cigar. Lover. Dirt we'd Bring Miller highlife and. Yeah. Yeah. The official APP of Randy's everywhere. Man. Gaddam. Let's see if I can find one more for us to end down. Through this. Yeah Yeah. But I won't put this up here. Bridget firemen says his ex had rider corrupted tucker. I'll believe that Tucker's complacent and it tug of Buck Tucker Carlson. I'm not going off off put. His. Accountability on his head rider he knows. The guys now is what he's known guessing bay area went to private schools. He's of Swanson Chicken. Fortune Rosen dinner fortune like he he's not. He comes to his white nationalism from very brainiacs Senegal place he like he's not worried about it his job immigrant he's just he's just. Being Nazi that's got him more money. I hat. Wow. I WanNa, close on this I'm sorry to put you on the spot mark, but is what I WANNA do. Sarah Murray says mark tell us what you think about newt and I assume they made Newt Gingrich maybe there's a new Jenkins or something out there that I'm not aware of, but presumably tell us what you think about Newt Gingrich Mark. Presume because earlier said he wrestling baller hymns the most responsible for? Right now yes. So they they wrote the. Road to house the contract with America. Shut down the government over a spending bill, which is why the only reason Bill Clinton net model Wenski is because everyone they nobody was paid to go to work late interns doing like White House of jobs right He drug us down in this cultural bullshit like they were doing congressional hearings about whether Hilary foster kill. Republican. Party is descent in this Dystopia fucking conspiracy called start in the nineties s and he was the leader of the Party and also. You can find a better guy than somebody who would leave his second wife when she got diagnosed with cancer for his third wife just all around. Lovely Dude who post pictures? The most heavily face tuned instagram picture diversity my entire life it makes him look like a like a thirty, four year lady and. Still, disagree guy. Well. There you have it. Smart Marks Opinion on Newt Gingrich. Well thank you very much. We'll be back in forty eight short hours to pre-game the final presidential debate between Joe Biden and Donald Trump will see your on Thursday evening. Different Ski. We've been a little bit now mark I was just trying to be purposefully awkward. Hey, everybody what's up welcome back today is Thursday October twenty second. I'm sorry crowder Mark I was mark will jury. Of Nothing. This here is evening skews as always we begin with the daily dumb ass in tonight's honorees a little different than weeks past. It's a little more nebulous, a little less specific. Tonight's daily dumb ass. Is anyone who engages in a presidential debate drinking game on this evening why do I say that? Because in my opinion unless you're aspirins include pissing yourself or possibly ending up in a coma I, don't know why you subject yourself to such an endeavor. Here's the roles from just one of the presidential debate drinking games. I found this one's from the Washingtonian mark and I'm not even GonNa read them all I'm just going to give you sell them. This is some of their roles you drink when trump. Does any of the following? Interrupt Joe Biden. Boast about his personal victory over the corona virus brings up Hunter Biden. Fails to denounce any of the following conspiracy theories, white supremacists, armed militias, anti massacres, dictators, totalitarians, murderers, or tax dodgers. Ore lies and now to their credit, the watching Tony and gives a disclaimer here that says warning this is the advanced version. If you're going to drink every time trump lies side effects may include headache dizziness. Nausea vomiting and potentially death They also say you drink when Joe Biden does. Any of the following starts a sentence with the WORD LOOK BRINGS UP DONALD TRUMP tax returns uses any of the following phrases, systemic racism, police reform, black lives matter as buzzwords, hymns in halls about his actual climate change plan or calls trump any Joe Biden and salt for example, clown joker full of Malarkey or anything to that effect. So yeah, I just feel like again you know look menu were both drinkers. Tolerance is legendary amongst people who know you know I went to college I had my time in the spotlight but I just don't know why you'd subject yourself to something like this mark like. All. Right. But like I mean, we're joking about it we're laughing about it but like being literal though based on those rules as they have been laid out because I didn't even finish about there's also you drink when either one of the candidates says, the United States of America fails to answer the question as posed to them changes direction mid-sentence and there's so many more. We haven't even they've got hold times when you're supposed to take a shot even we haven't even gotten into I literally don't human being could survive. These parameters with these candidates. It's what are we? We're merge the two things that are stirring. America which is a addiction to opioids now fall in politics as. Well on one hand I feel it's like you know. You're going to be watching the presidential. You might as well be drinking while you're doing it. You know that type of thing but on the other hand is just like I said, there are no rules you can devise that like work, but also keep you from murdering yourself with bows before the night is over. So. It's just an unwinnable thing. We've got a couple of other don't WanNa call honorable mentions because some of these are like white worse than that one, which is why we lead with that one because it's a little sillier and more lighthearted but we got a couple other daily dumb ass nominees for y'all tonight. One of them is none other than hero of nine eleven himself Mr Rudy Giuliani. who was found himself in the crosshairs one of the last sets crosshairs you ever want to be in as a public figure, the crosshairs of Sasha. Baron Cohen Borat to comes out tomorrow and apparently Rudy Giuliani plays a significant role in it. Mark, won't you tell us tell us how that pans out apparently. Okay mark is gone I don't know what happened there. I'll tell you guys about it. He's got the link join us again could still hear me I'm going to tell you right now. I know y'all are tired of these fucking technical difficulties just as much as I am I don't know what the issue is but either way hopefully, mark will be back shortly but. I as far as I could tell I'm still alive but I can't see the chat from you guys either. So hopefully, if you're out there, they'll pop up here in a minute. And I will just continue alone for a second and hope that mark shows back up and I'm not just hollering into the aether I'm looking at my phone if I have anything for mark. Areas. This. Ages flailing may flailing around to recover. I can't see the also I'm not getting the chat over here either and I'm wondering if I can you check the is embarrassing everybody but can you is it possible for you to check and see if you can see if we're still going on? Like on facebook or something we're getting Chattanooga. Comments. Okay. So we are getting comments will just so you all know and I. Hope this changes but some reason I can't they're not showing up to me and I have no idea why but anyway mark we're gonNA talk about Rudy Giuliani Borat for a minute. All right. So back in July. Do Yanni apparently got duped into doing a interview with a Russian media outlet with which was in actress playing bore APPs daughter the character in the movie fifteen years old it's not clear. He knew that nest but anyway. So whether doing the introduce, he's rubbing his knee and suggested going the room and have a drink which he does 'cause he's these guys are terminally horn even other eighty five years old. So they they she's taking the microphone off and this is just a description of the video, the movie out tomorrow which we already very exciting to watch. So He there are pictures of still brings of laying down his pants. He says he was just. Tugging his shirt begging the microphone off now I've worked in television for a while. Now, you don't typically have to lay down a microphone back off So he Anyway. At bursts in the room is a story. The People in the movie say happens and the joke is he goes no, she's too old for you. She sipped team or act. He starts offering his own body in exchange for her and said so he's offering sexual favors Rudy Giuliani. Whose hurriedly fleeing the room, right? Of course, the actresses of age. So nothing untoward happened back legally speaking what he was going on is different. Anyway it's all very embarrassing and he's. By the way is. Just, went through his third divorce because he got caught cheating on his wife with a married woman in a way he got caught was his name was in the newspaper defending her daughter and court in Florida for Car Insurance Fraud. So these guys just can't stop Jeetan Bro. Yeah there's the picture out there is look. I know that's gross and I apologize. But there you have it laid out on the bed hand in his pants. Yeah. Nothing untoward happening there. Apparently. Yes. Bore at birth and saying. She old for you. Please take my Una since I spent many years in prison I know. Mouth. Three. Through. Or whatever, and that's like that's the joke of it, which is hilarious. But also. The other thing is. Craving from role mark what Rudy Giuliani has said about this since come out, he's like he's tried to spend as being. In I don't know of proud of himself as the he's like he said, this guy has Classic? Board. At he's gotten off paypal and he knew, what are you gonNa do as it's like just know like he was on punked for something with Ashton Kutcher yeah. Twenty was. So when this happened back in July, he called the cops on Cohen. I'm not sure trying to frame him for statutory rape I'm not sure the charge was, but to call the cops call in and then David Davies crawling interviews where he bragged about how Borat gone some other people but he was too smart for it which is like did Julia wasn't volunteering to talk to anybody that technically they are. You couldn't have gotten got this way for because he's the president's personal lawyer and cyber security advisor like. I gave him way too much. Credit is actually way worse than I described it because he tried to say, this guy has gotten a lot of people but he didn't get may trying to act like because when Borat Burston the rune screaming about how Rudy Giuliani should fuck him in the butt and all this stuff. He was wise to it then which makes him smarter than all these other people and he deserves credit. That's the angle taking. If you're a regular person out there in the street like like whole reason Adam assuming bro, fake daughter to the movies. So he wants to run frank stop being recognized right saying we asked put your you other actors. So, there's no nothing bad about a regular person getting full when you were the person recognize no harm no foul but again, he he would the mayor of New York during that eleven, he was a former federal prosecutor and the president's personal lawyer and he's constantly getting tricked by dumb shit is the highest level or government of our government is as costly giving Baba Bleed in twenty twenty and does the same day that it came out bet student was Sweden or Denmark hats trump's twitter is likely the white hat actresses run been doing benevolence security checks, but they wanna hack it just because trump's twitter password was mega twenty twenty exclamation point, right? Now a personal bad intentions gets in there and announced his were nuking China Betcha can happen right so. Right No. Yeah. No I mean. Yes. And also carbon from the guy who hacked trump's twitter account again hacked it by. Guessing the Password which was Maga- twenty twenty with an exclamation point. Yeah. That same guy had had trump's twitter account before in two thousand sixteen at which time his password was you're fired all one word all lower case no numbers no special characters. That's apparently all true right that all like as far as we know that all actually happened that is plucking absurd because like. To me that indicates that he has to be refusing to listen to the IT people that work in the White House Workers Administration or you know what I mean because that's shouldn't be allowed to happen and the only way it could happen is if he says, no fuck out, give a shit right otherwise I. don't understand how that's even possible. What Early early on the trump administration the first press secretary. Sean. Spicer hasn't it dance the started dip shit He kept excellent tweeting out his password is trying to log into account and it was all. He was all like super hard to generate code like a bunch of random numbers and letters as any sort of like hot high quality coach should be but. The trump suit just words like at least spicer trying to have some some operational security. Romney yeah. Yeah. Mark. What are you? What are we doing this? Yourself would I? Have a we just moved apart in eighteen fucking sucks indicator internet hooked up. So I was tethered to my ipad using data, but ran out of my data limit IPADS now on my cell phone so I hope that's working well, it is working but do you have a pair of headphones or something like that? You can put in plug into your cell phone so you can hear me and I won't hear myself but I admire your. Persistence, they're making it work once again. Sorry for all this bullshit everybody in that. Night as Watching us for a while we run into this shit fairly often embarrassingly often, but you know as part of the having A. Doing a live show from your houses I suppose. But anyway. So let's talk about the big thing going on tonight obviously the final presidential debate You could call it that who knows what's going to happen now I said last time. After. The first debate the next show we had after that. The show before the first debate I was very vocally saying fuck every by that acts like Joe Biden shouldn't debate this guy. You can't do that. You can't show weakness like that. You got debate this guy and then the debate happened and in the next episode after the Bait I admitted that I was wrong there's nothing to be gained from debating this motherfucker giving away he operates right which I still believe to be true. But at the very least we know that the debate commission has instituted new rules where they actually can and will mute the participants when it's not their turn to talk. So extensively, trump should be muted when you know. The onus is not on him tonight now, who knows how who actually handle that which is one of the things many people are gonNA. Be You know T- tuning in to see how it turns out but you would think that even just that one little adjustment. Hopefully, it won't be quite the shit show that it was last time but I don't know how anyone could be optimistic given how it played out. Definitely GonNa Wander over to binds microphone thirty on. Right now like I mean, are you being literal though because like? It wouldn't surprise me if he did that right like he might actually do that. He's he's the most predictable. He's just a dumb animal impulses, right? Yeah. So it's extremely predictable if he if he doesn't Lake keep yelling even with microphones off because it's supposed to go to Thailand right? Not The setup. Yeah. Time out of your time's up. Like that. Of course, we already doesn't like it I mean he's already bitched about it so much but as far as we know is still going to show up and do the thing. And I don't know I. I know we've said many times on here before about how we both pretty much agree that debates are. Essentially. Meaningless. In the actual you know as far as the impact they have on elections. which I think is true but still they happen they got a lot of eyes on them. So feel like they do matter in some sense and I'm just wondering generally speaking again, given the like. Unprecedented and unmitigated shit show that was the first debate like water your genuine expectations for tonight and how it's going to go. This is trump's last shot to in this kind of forum before the actual election like. What the fuck is going to happen. Well So he appears to be getting rap fucking blue balls because his hunter Biden stories not taken off in the mainstream press you really like I'm not sure a mainstream media learn from two thousand sixteen not too uncritically cover every one of his like guttural utter a alike like verbal diarrheas but or whether the people got bored within these not good for ratings anymore but the. So he's having trouble getting any traction with this. Stupid. Ukraine and China. And both anymore but a with hundred laptop in his cell phones and Kit This is his last. To try to get mainstream coverage of that. He's bringing. A. Hundred Businesses disgruntled. To the to the debate a save especially for like you did bill. Clinton's alleged sexual harassment victims victims in two thousand sixteen. And a suspect to be. The main thing is GonNa try to do is try to force people to talk about that. good luck. People seem really bored with it okay. On that exact point like I, I read a I read a buzzfeed news article earlier than I thought was interesting that has to do with exactly what you just said. You said much like he did in two thousand sixteen he's going to pull a similar type of stunt tonight and hope that it moves the needle. Good luck to you because that isn't working anymore whatever. voted. Right well yes but I'll. But beyond that I think the idea that like. In Two thousand sixteen trump in the debates now, I hated every minute of it but he made a lot of his biggest like trump moments in the debates because he said and did shit that no one else would because everyone else is a functioning. Politician on some level, but that's not the point. That's when he gained his reputation as you know who tells it like it is he ain't like the rest of them. He'll shake things up. You know he fucking he puts truth out there what that whole thing that came from him in the debate saying this insane kit no one else would ever say right I feel like but. Like he's played that card, you know like and now he's been the guy in charge for four years. And everybody's. It's Like it's the same, the same magic trick booth much lower stakes in less illusion right? So it's like a like Bill Clinton was credibly accused of a shit ton of weird sex in sex crimes and inappropriate behavior rate. That's he Bill Clinton was the President Bill Clinton was going to believe living in the White House Probably their marriages their business right but so But hunters the president's son that's already like a lesser degree of saying and what he's accused of is unlike any sort of crime, it's like using his dad's name to get some start up capital from China for some sort of Blake defense company doesn't make any sense in like the guy I watched the video the that. Guy Whatever his name is who's disgruntled business partner WHO's beep with hunter by the way? Is it hundred cut out of the business? Not that he did that Huntley second hundred was doing something immoral. It said Hunter didn't give him his cut. So. It all seems it's all very hard to follow in the in. I'm not quite sure why it's supposed to matter in this context if you WANNA. Look I'm super open to the idea bed The intersection politics business business is super corrupt. These guys shouldn't be trading on their positions for favors and whatnot. That's fine. Trump is giving the gotta make that argument is one person made the argument two, thousand, sixteen, and The only person really make that argument Bernie and he lost badly. So Right. Trump's been on a warpath outside of just from the debate Everybody's saying this week he's been in real tiff. Stall from sixty minutes. Saying that. It was completely unfair. The way he was treated his white, house sixty minutes interview earlier this week set to air this Sunday, he spent a couple of days threatening to release the full video himself to prove. Just, how badly mistreated he had been by Lesley Stahl and then he did that he posted on his facebook, the full video of the interview with Lesley Stahl and the caption said look how rude and and biased and unfair this interview was. and. Then when you watch it, it's just. A journalist asking him like actual questions about stuff that he of course is infuriated by and he spends all Tom arguing that you wouldn't. You wouldn't ask you Biden questions like this. You wouldn't treat Joe Biden like this when she hadn't even been interviewed Joe Biden. and. I don't know. This is another one of those things where like. I saw this into me. In my mind my Oh. My God this is going to backfire brutally because this doesn't play the way they think this plays but then I think Now probably not. Like this is how it plays to me like I can't imagine what they think this gets across but you get like conservative twitter and see their responses to it all and they're talking about how unprofessional Stahl is and about how she tried to like Cornerman this stuff and they're totally going along with his narrative, the whole time and I mean, of course they're doing that but it's still. I don't know is another example of those things is so wild to me how differently Something can appear to a person in the same country depending upon. What side of the spectrum and they call upon how indoctrinated they are put it you know. Yeah. Yeah, it's a sad effectively like the way we do politics in this country as a spectator sport like everyone falls into two categories for either a pundit or or flat. So either you're trying to spin or you're trying to hypothesize what a third per- what another person thinks about something right? It's like Like world trying to gail. This isn't gonNA play well people stations like that or or or doing the talking points and might thing is like, what do you actually think about it? Right? Opinion on this, I'm always curious to know what actually says that anymore I trump watching the eclipse, interpret myself in their mindset 'cause I really couldn't see what is complaint was. In I know. How is it going to be like? How's it work to be like I'm the most powerful Bama world. My argument for keeping my job is that everyone's means me. And I feel bad. I know, right that's like I don't. Yeah I don't understand how that plays like how because they they're supposed to Kim because he's like. I don't he's tough and he says the shit no one else will say to people spaces because he don't give a fuck up or whatever. But then. Ages aren't complaining about being treated unfairly by this female journalists. and. That's an. He's later of the free world extensively like you should be able to answer tough questions but. I don't know man I can't say that came wrap my head. And Moving on a couple of things to cover here Ami County Barrett. Her nomination was approved by the appropriate Senate committee. The today in spite of boycott. Every mechanic member of this. Senate committee. Didn't show up to the hearing for the vote which according to the bylaws or the fucking word is according to the rules they have for themselves should have meant that no vote was possible. But Lindsey Graham, dead what every Republican has done for the past four years as far as I can tell in just said, fuck what rule say I'm just going to do this anyway and it will never matter and I guarantee you he's correct and it won't because that's what he just held the vote anyway even though again, that's not supposed to be possible according to their own laws or their own rules. And they approved her nomination. Now, she goes before the Senate next week you say whatever you want about like what the Democrats are doing to try to. Push back against the Ami County Barrett thing you know given all the shit went Merrick Garland and all that. But all that aside like they have actual codified. Rules regulations that. They should have to follow because otherwise what even is the government you know if they don't actually have to abide by any of their own rules and this is the latest in endlessly long line of them that have been utterly disregarded by the Republicans in power just to accomplish what they want to accomplish. Matter. It won't matter like no matter who wins this won't matter all the other times. They just disregarded what the actual rule say. It won't ever matter but. I don't know like I said what even our laws mark. Well. This is not be construed as a defensive Lindsey Graham battles at us like we should always remember that Senate rules aren't loss barely Robert's rule the borders type they they set a certain way and they can always be changed and we go through these debates about we're not. We're going to have an extra about the filibuster right filibuster is not in the constitution. It didn't exist until the eighteen forties or fifties went. At people, it's really only been using defensive slavery and to Stop Civil Rights Act and then we. Then we stopped. Like do we stop even making people get filibustered and now they can just like hold on bills since you get sixty votes it's like, okay. If you want if you WANNA stop a bill, you have to stand up there. Fisher pants like our forefathers did. Shouldn't be able to just like anonymously. It's all area. It doesn't work and I'm saying just remember these rules are totally arbitrary known stone tablets. They were there made up early recently and they can always be changed and the the Filibuster they did the blue slip rule of all anti democratic at lower face, the democratic anti-democratic all go away. And everything will work better. We'll speaking of shitheads in the Senate. We had a request from Natalie Moro mickle Nick Natalie moral. Nichols. On twitter to discuss Mitch. McConnell's hands which I'm more than happy to do. Bring this up for you guys real quick and I. I didn't I was not aware of this actually saw this before Natalie brought it up but I only saw like earlier today like a couple of hours before in prior prior to that I did not know. So I'm wondering if you guys know or not. What is going on with Mitch McConnell? Times Do you see that those are Mitch McConnell's Hands Yeah Big Is that allows. Some nurses sand it looks like he's on blood thinners and it is a really hard blood draw maybe So they had to stick a much games. But his lips like shit too. That's probably the blood thinners. He's got. More like a you know like a flesh golomb that was. Assembled an animated by the plutocrats puppeteers to do their will or some me and like they need to upgrade the model because it's falling apart that's what I think when I say. We get wild. Like Mitch, McConnell's never losing election. He's only going away when he dies right but we all we all knew that one side effect you call have been called ages on this show. But point out that lake. GERONTOCRACY leads us to having to do criminology type stuff. We're trying to guess they help like they health conditions of our leaders because we don't actually know. What's wrong? The they all have the out there. All obviously failed to trump was trump was in a care Chris Christie all these people, and it's like We don't know anything. I did the outcomes every democracy are gonNA be determined by. Whether Eighty six year olds can hang hang on. Yeah I. Let's see. One other thing we our guests and that we do have a guest tonight given that that process works who knows given the rest of our technical difficulties so far. But hopefully, we should have a guest tonight we'll get to just a moment but before that I wanted to know that a Barrio Barack Obama went in on trump again in a speech yesterday and he really liked it all out there on the line. It's almost like a lot of people felt like. Not that this was the purpose of it, but that it would serve the purpose of bathing trump into a tirade in opposition to Obama and I don't know how well that works. But either way I just liked a lot of what Obama had to say I particularly like the cars and speech where he played the can you imagine if Obama did that game while being Obama? He said listen can you imagine if I had a secret Chinese bank account when I was? Running for re-election. You Think Fox News might have been a little concerned about that. They would call me. Beijing Berry He made a lot of other. You know great in my opinion points talking about how you can have a Thanksgiving free of existential terror or hopefully fights among your family with trump out of the way he just scalded trump for whatever forty straight minutes are ever long. It was which I for one appreciate and I just wanted to give a shout out. Yes. He's just a better speaker than anybody else in your. State Automobile Air Sea. So it's Good to. Have, somebody. WHO's an attack? Bob Buchen died deliver punchline. Yeah absolutely. All right we'll. We'll get into the subject and hope are a Look out for our guests to show up hoping that the link works in all the Shit works. Here we go. Okay. Nice. So we got it's been awhile since we had a guest I'm going to be honest with you guys because I was afraid because I'm the producer slash host and the technical stuff gets in my way sometimes I'm excited to have another guest tonight. She is the CO author of the paper the count a practical guide to defending the Constitution in a contested twenty twenty election aside, and that's what we're. GonNa talk about tonight. But aside from that, Becky, bond is a veteran multiple political campaigns including Bernie Sanders Twenty sixteen presidential campaign. She's the executive director of the real justice pack and the CO author of rules for revolutionaries, how big organizing changes everything. So with that plays welcome to the skiers Becky Bond Baqi. Can you hear us? He asked me to be here. Thanks for having me. Well I'm glad you're here. Yeah. We've had some technical issues to not some glad everything's working things joining us. So yeah, the elections right around the corner I know a lot of people myself included have been terrified that there's GonNa be some kind of for lack of a better word shenanigans from the trump administration some sort of attempt to nefarious -ly. Steal. This election by whatever means possible and I know you have thought and written a lot about this. So I wanted wanted to ask you what you think. The likelihood of that happening actually is and further what can actually be done about it Well, it's not surprising that you were afraid of Chapman because you know. They, walk them out all the time at the screen. Vansh show. I mean who has more listeners than you do unfortunately want about this for months and he we're days away from. Election of our lifetimes and everyone's able to vote votes counted. The lose election. According to police lose the road and he's GonNa lose the Electoral College. Possibly by a big margin was in a close election, it's really problem that he is going to try and overturn the results of the election why disrupting the counting of the votes at the elect or coach and at the boxes in the Swing states I mean he's spending would accept results loses. His work with that. Rut I mean. Yeah. Why wouldn't take? Well, actually that's kind of a trick question because there's a million reasons why you shouldn't take his word but when it comes to something like this I agree with you, we should probably take word for it. But what are the actual mechanisms by which he could successfully do something like that because I'm not gonNA lie about my own ignorance like I'm worried about it because the way he talks about it. And I'm also worried because I may mark which just talking about for you joined the GOP's proclivity to just ignore whatever rules exist you know while doing whatever they wanna do. But what can he like actually? Do you know? To this election or attempt to do so. Well it's actually quite simple. Important issue is we don't want election that's run by the federal government. Of elections that are run. Right so there's like a million ways that we have problems with every election. Right when it comes like balanced loss, the Sheen's don't were poll workers don't OWL's. People who inspect MobiNil balanced. They think the signature on on him lived maximum signature there on the computer. There's lots of ways of this in go sideways in any electoral wards always had good system where the person flip the less votes concede the person with votes at the end of the day even though we know they're going to be thanks to be a little bit messed up. But but we're seeing this crazy situation this year where most Democrats are voting my mail in massive numbers of people are voting by mail because the pandemic. And on election day in swing states, most of the Election Day vote is gonNA be probably topped off by Republican voters tend on day. So we're going to have their own med Mirage. It may look like in the count on Election Day right. Ahead in some of these key swing states but in reality, he's just going to be in the votes that have been already on it in the. Republicans, with why we know they want to mess with this is Republicans ever pushed back on states like Pennsylvania. Candy. Please start counting the vote by mail ballots who election day. Result roots after election day but on Election Day Republicans are saying, no no no. No, you can't count the bells or election day meanwhile trump in Steve Bannon and others they're talking every day about Albatross GonNa win the Game Day for in any ballot becomes in after election. Day Is Friday. So think about what's right Pennsylvania they normally vote on election day you have to have a really good not the vote, the pandemic they've had millions of male which they've never processed before they had why new machines can accounting firms machines It's going to be interesting to see what happens. You can see US nary a word happens to be handed account election day in there all these massive buying votes piling up at the twenty, election senators at the post office meets up artist, show us the post office domestic the boat you can just have federal agents seized the monks at the post office in Philadelphians. These Friday votes we're going to destroy him right in make it impossible even the count although Nash just one crazy way the trunk intervene in the process. Okay. I'm not GonNa lie your terrify me so far. But that's okay. I believe though you also have there are some mechanisms by which you know. We can fight back right. There's some some hope something we want to. Talk. About that a little bit. So. Yours it is. That is crazy like I've been working in elections for twenty years. I didn't even know some of the things on Electoral College sports like I actually fought all of place where the electors went to vote. But in college, it's like some archaic just means like a group of people or purpose winning missile. What happens on election day? Is that we vote on for. That will be assigned to the candidate. Right, and then these electric they actually have to be certified by the governor of the state before December. Eight, which is safe harbor date and long December eight, the governor will say here are the electors for our state and and then these elections are going to cast their ballots or the candidate you know they're assigned to. So but Melanie electoral vote that actually signs the president elect vote, and then the results that will get sent to Congress and it's actually not until January six when Congress or certifies you know the vote of the electoral college or they decide. To certify in different side of floors it into almost anything. Why in because of north. They've all been just endorsed electric sent by the governors. So here's what people can do. First of all close election in the swing states especially, if trump declared himself the winner on election night, even though the ballots have been counted, one thing one thing people can do first of all, we need people to get into the streets and show that public opinion. You know what I mean like recognizes that the prophets steal the election and that when the votes are counted the Jordan the. Second thing that we can do is our elected officials to go out and saying, Hey, Joe. Biden won election because a lot of what pushes chorus on sentiment is this movie that you're watching in the news about what's happening in pushing your democratic elected officials say, hey, based on the early vote counts by party no. One selection when every vote is none it, you'll be breath alleged. Funding United States. Thoroughly. Weren't thing we can do especially where it swing state is pushed those democratic governors to push forward the bind sent letters. They can name he liquors even if Republicans prevent them from counting all the votes, writing the Republicans cheat and take the votes off the table The democratic. Governors of Wisconsin Pennsylvania Michigan North. Carolina, they can send the democratic electors about what anybody else does the Congress and then we've all got to be full court press on Congress in advance of January six to major that the House and Senate do their job and don't let Mike Pence and also still election. I am I've been I. Beg Mark Nice to meet the I've been listening to a podcast willing join fiasco. It's about the two thousand recount Florida and was alive in adult. Then like I, I'd forgotten a lot of like small details in like. You're saying about how like there's so many flaw like stress Winston flaws in the system does it run some elections in so many different ways That it's almost like if the elections any elections close, you're never really going to know. and. The public. KINDA had to my mind sort of correct takeaway. Two. Thousand Florida was like if we're never going to know what the Ex Voto Liz might as well try to steal it right so i. If there's like a I mean. Count. The bow a vote tallies like about how like why only once stood up at this game like they they they organized paid paid protests riots disrupt counting the The Gore campaign was pressured to Not Objects to bow patently illegal ballots received overseas the past like. I don't like the enormous. Counting votes care about minor technicalities about when steps at the of the the daytime Sam supplied but like. These are the call, the military balance they could get him in. It was their boats came in like four or five days a week later, they all got counted because they they all the samples decided the news when decide the courts are in the in in accounts and it was just a anyway I recommend to podcast but it's like there's so many points where things can go wrong and it's like. Yeah you gotTA gotTa Win by ten points at bank. Before before you weigh in on that Becky I, guess like it seems like it feels like we have to have A. I don't know about a landslide, but a very significant victory for this not to be a problem and. The idea of that being true seems like a huge problem in itself right? Like that's not that's not that shouldn't be true but it is true. Isn't it? Yeah. I mean. We live under minority rule where the even elected in Fresno United States, we have to have a supermajority, the votes right? Those must work in elections. We talk about you know what we need to win on election day is a fifty percent loss vote. Make sure that like the the Marvin error, you know what I mean is margin of victory is larger than the margin of fiery in air right. Incompetence and then there's you know what I mean actual T. To win by a margin, that's that's that's that's reiter than that and I think worker to bring up about so-called Brooks brothers riot right than happened in Palm Beach, county in in. Florida in two thousand, like they sent a busload of Republicans staffers down to disrupt stocking Bo you know what? I mean in one really important county and look you know we remember the workflow. I don't think we're ready for the proud boys version of the brooks brothers riot not. County but in every contested count right there on the leash like a crazy amount disruption, which is why people S. Understand, the process we need to not be in shocking disarray, but we need to understand what's going on where we can apply pressure inside the steal this. Understand that the process itself is why easily gain if we let, we let her down quite rewards. You don't Republicans. Joan they're they're willing to fight really are, and they're willing violate Moore's precedent to get what they want and we've too often for been sitting backers Democrats is being super placing eight us not how this is supposed to go. You know meanwhile eating our lunch. A brick cavanaugh was in the brothers. Riots was one of those Republican operatives who took over point facility and got rewarded with his friend seats. Amy. was on the legal team, for George, W Bush in in in in two thousand, you know what I mean there were. Security. On the Supreme Court. So it is really it is really planning to play our energy to like. A lot of times in these in these in these like bachelor press, they're just not used to finding some of them are the honest too old. They just don't have a they don't have the energy for it. They want things to be the way it used to be in also a lot of the people that are in charge of the party. Seem Stock Nazi you know what I mean as it is for a lot of folks who are having been unemployment. You know what? I mean. They are really making having made choices about what they. Can. You Know How many times they can be family and there's a lot of people who you know what I mean by that vote in the summer you know what I mean. In in just not the same might something. I remember after twitter right after the loss in two thousand sixteen there was a big meeting at the DNC and the. All hands thing and the young people were screaming at the people who run the party about how they didn't get it and I remember this quote me since then was like you don't get it. You're going to get the die of old age you know. RIGHT WE'RE GONNA die of climate change. The war is caused by climate change or fascism or whatever. It's like it's not like the the stakes are so totally different by 401K's versus getting to die naturally in your sleep like like we all dream. Do you know? I. Mean I mean it looked like I don't think California in I've already done so much less like Dianne Feinstein. You know what I mean senator like like people in Wyoming have two senators. We're GONNA. Representation you'll have ardent have a with representation and reputation being able to influence our federal government is GonNa to throw online rimmed went somewhere and I think any trump trying to like actually to lose a fire road and lose the electoral college but stealing election I think this is where we need to line and where we need a pitched about. Well. Okay. On that. The last thing I'm going to ask and I put you on the spot here but a couple of things. First of all, you take the time to give people any bugs anything you'd think it's important that they know about throw that out there. But my last question is gun to your head. What do you think is actually going to happen where all this is concerned when the dust settles. Well. I. Think at the end of the day you know we're we're lying out for a very large turn out or July right it's looking woman, but we're also seeing in places like Florida and Texas seeing. Republicans are motivated to vote too. So I I think we are not going to know who won Pennsylvania on election night and not be you know really ready win places like Ohio. Say of course we of course wanted Pennsylvania right just cause cancer Ohio. When we know we wanted to do. and. I think we in the narrative that this thing all. The over so consciously optimistic. But what I do now is that we need to be prepared by could you don't? We don't win when we don't fight and. Look, like you're listening to GO TO CHECK OUT ACCOUNT GUIDE DOT COM THE GUIDE DOT COM define. Documented Spin for regular folks and local elected officials than just explain how this process works what you can do. What you can do if you're a ring person waiting to swing state if you're not in swing state because we need to be psychologically prepared. If we win. Outright on election day. War. But known we've got it ready. Before not to twitter I mean, maybe a little overboard by afternoon you've got him second game. Yeah. Absolutely. Well, thank you very much for joining us. We really appreciate it and you know there's fingers crossed. The worst doesn't happen I don't know what else to say but thank you for eliminating some of it for us. Thanks. Thanks for talking about the stock need enough. Absolutely. Thank you, everybody. Okay. Well, yeah. Like I said the first half of that. I found terrifying. Then you know there's some hope at the end of it. I just can't like. Again to me, it's related to the shit. We're talking about Lindsey Graham earlier in the Senate committee like ages they do whatever they WanNa do you know? And Are Opportunities here for some bullshit to go down. And given their track record, it just don't know man the shit scares me the shit fucking scares me. I mean I'm on the record I think it's going to be fine. which is weird by the way, everybody's been keeping up with our show for a while they'll know that is typically the inverse of where we stand on things like really I should take that as the ultimate soothing influence the fact that smart mark himself. Thanks it's going to be fine because I feel like typically you're the one who's like now you don't understand how she this is. No worse than you think and here's why but. Lately. It's I'm not saying life's GonNa go perfect I'm just saying like it feels like people are just exhausted and fed up with this bullshit and. If, you believe any projections the most likely outcome is Biden wins the close to four hundred electoral votes like like the the trump winning a roughly equal to Biden winning foreign electoral votes like it. So it's not like a remotely even contest and I just like the they like what she was saying that like people go like federal. Law. Enforcement go sees balance some thinking like well, what agency because the post office zone cops right they're the ones who invested job. See bannon's on the boat remember. That would essentially be the FBI's Johnathon Belgian, fraudulent but. Chris wray the already for fire amnesties election's over because he's not toeing the Party line about investigating hundred Biden inland been trying joe on announcing investigations of them. It's like I don't think people are going to. I think there's too much. Is the wrong word but people down the down the chain of command. Who aren't protected legally if this shit doesn't go wrong trump's not going to president matter what happens. But. A if this, this attempted half as cooed post office doesn't work. Is Post Office cops got like a balloon, my pension and go to prison over the ship there might be on it. Right. Now, well, I mean I hope you're right buddy for everybody. Listening normally, yes we've be looking at the comments and everything right now but just so you know those have still never shown up on my screen top we broadcast live on facebook and Youtube, and periscope in a bunch of places at once in order to do that I, use a multi streaming platform and that's where I'm at. It's supposed to take all of your comments funnel them. Into what I'm looking at so I can see comments comments from all the different platforms for some reason tonight, it is not working so I can't see any comments right now and thus I can't go to any of them for that I, apologize. So I don't know what else to do but just keep bullshit when mark for a minute, which I have something to bring up. You're talking about the young people saying look you don't understand get to die in your sleep motherfucker, right? Tuesday of this week before we did it before we the skews on Tuesday earlier that day I did a I did a thing that Vanderbilt University put together it was A. Like, a get out the vote of virtual get out the vote event for college students and the whole premise of it was like, why should college students vote? And there was a whole thing where they allowed the college students who were participating to ask questions. Of the panelists or whatever of which I was one. And a lot of them had questions like, what what am I supposed to say? To My. Peers who just? Who feel like it doesn't matter all these people are gonNA fuck us over anyway and you know our our voice doesn't matter whatever especially you know again, it's heck this event, the people who could actually ask questions for students at Vanderbilt, which is in Tennessee. We're in a red state no the ship matters. A mile time was like we I mean like. You're not wrong about that but that's exactly why you should like. Your own question is the motivation for why you should go and vote right But it doesn't seem to play out that way because you can just look at the numbers and they don't like. Young people don't they don't vote like like other groups do like old people do like all this shit were saying is true but they don't. Don't get bigger and actually do it and I'm not trying to chastise them right now that's not what I'm trying to do I'm just saying like I think they are right about how they feel about it. But the only way to fix it is for them to become engaged at the level they should be and that doesn't happen. It's. yeah. I. Mean I remember sitting in meetings over the newspaper about where how do again people to read the local newspaper I was like twenty two, twenty, three at the time I raised my hand like you're not gonNA because they don't pay property taxes and they don't have a kid and food that they don't have a stake in this shit like you guys do so they're just like there's no like pivoting the putting like you know Taylor. Swift on the front page isn't fixed my man it just isn't so like best part of it but also the if anybody actually wants the answer about why you should vote when no one. Perfect. Is like one thing you learn adulthood is like most what you're doing a life is kicking the can down the road, right you just just trying to. Push off until until solution presents itself we're trying to make things mildly better like you're not grew up poor white trash. She puts the duct tape duct tape is not a permanent solution we know that but you gotta get the Muffler back on the car. Right right may be they I I don't I can't promise you things will get better later but I promise you can get worse now. Absolutely right and yeah and that's one of the arguments I made two on the thing I was like look I, I never buy looks at this year and how Shitty it is and it's easy to take everything together just in your mind. Thank. God what a fucking catastrophe of a year two thousand twenty is but none shit is like coincidental like this is what happens. After four years of the leadership that we have had. Especially when? something. Some major adversity arises like a new pandemic or whatever like it's not it's not just some shit that's happening to us. It's happening for a reason. And like you said. It could get worse could absolutely get worse you take twenty, twenty, five, twenty, twenty, four. As got some shit in store for you I guarantee you. If you don't change I mean a lot allows that's happening right now is address roof for climate change like a minor hand. the a economic problems, related inequality and a loveless can get clean drinking water and you can't get public Bienne for lake a systemic or like or like a collective action selection acting problems like the pandemic itself Manley the way we get our food. Is, is is designed manufacturer pandemics. The Way petry army happens to these these diseases, animals, people, and so like. They're fairly Myra medium says tweaks make to how would you international supply chains in factory farming that would make pandemics less likely, but they can't do it if you don't have government interested in buying solutions so So get out there and vote. All right. Well, let's listen to a little bit early because in five minutes of debate start. So we're going to Andhra cheer and we will see you guys next Tuesday and. You know who knows what will have happened but whatever it is, we'll cover it on skews. Thank y'all see you love you. Bye.

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