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Rep. Carolyn Maloney on fixing the U.S. Postal Service

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11:26 min | 3 months ago

Rep. Carolyn Maloney on fixing the U.S. Postal Service

"Hi I'm Dan Primack, and welcome to axios recap presented by facebook. Today's Monday August Seventeenth Robin Hoods Valuation is. New Cova cases in the US are down and we're focused on the future of the US Postal Service. As you've no doubt heard by now the US. Postal Service is at the center of a battle in Washington DC. Yeah that US Postal Service, the same one that delivers US bills and birthday cards and bed bath and beyond coupons. Oh an election ballots, which is why what began as a fairly mundane funding crisis has become a political crisis. To catch you up the Postal Services Board of governors appointed by President Trump said earlier this year that it needs twenty five billion dollars supplemental funding or else it will be insolvent by October. Shortly, afterwards, trump appointed someone named Luis joy to be the new postmaster general. Some critics say to joy got the job primarily because he was a big money trump donor not because he had run a large private delivery company trump of course claims he's qualified. Either way to joy has made some major changes to USPS which appears to have the result of slowing down mail delivery in many places. Not only does that currently impact delivery of such things as prescription drugs and social security checks, but raises huge questions about the speed and security of male invalid this fall. Democrats alleged joy is intentionally kneecapping USPS to help the reelection of president trump who is opposed to certain forms of mail in voting. So, Democrats have scheduled to vote on that twenty five billion dollars in new funding for this Saturday and also asked joy and USPS Board of Governors Chairman Robert, Duncan to testify in front of the House. Committee on Monday. The chair of that committee representative Carolyn Maloney recently one primary in which the decision wasn't finalized for six weeks due to problems related to mail in voting she joins us in fifteen seconds. At facebook, we've taken critical steps to prepare for the US elections we more than tripled or safety and security teams implemented five-step AD verification launched a new voting information center learn more at FBI dot com slash about elections. That's F. B.. Dot Com slash about flash election. We're joined now by Congresswoman Carolyn, Maloney a Democrat representing New York's Twelfth District Congresswoman. Let's start here. Last Friday, you sent an invitation to Louis Joy and Robert Dunkin to testify in front of your committee. Have they replied to your invitation? Yes they have, and they will be there on August twenty four to answer our questions in response to our invitation to testify, we called an emergency hearing based on statements by the president that he wanted to defend the post office in really actions by postmaster. General. Detroit that would slow down the delivery of mail. I'm hearing trump postal workers in union leaders here in the Metro area that the male is five to. Six days late. So it's a very important saying that we're having this here and so a couple days before that hearing the house is coming back to vote on and correct me if I'm wrong here, I think on at least two things on Saturday correct one is this extra twenty, five billion dollars to help fund the post office, and then also a bill you have presented, which would ensure guarantee that the operations of. The Post Office as they were at the beginning of this year will be virtually identical to the way they are the beginning of next year is that accurate? are both bills going to be voted on? Yes that's accurate. It's very important to get the funding for the post office the Board of Governors that we're incidentally appointed by president trump came out asking for twenty five billion dollars to make the post office whole because. Of their actions during the pandemic given support to businesses, corporations, entities not for profit schools name it why not an institution as important as the post office is a pillar of our democracy is enshrined in our Constitution every president history has supported it. So we are hopeful that we can have that emergency funding immediately and get it to the president's desk. Also, we are getting reports and this is national. This is across the. Country although they deny it that they are taking actions that deliberately slow down the delivery of mail got to stop. That's what my bill would do. It is by artisan we hope to get more some senators have shown interest in it. So we're hopeful that we could pass it. Also, it basically stops all of these changes and returns it to what it was before the joy got there when we hope that this. Will Pass to they have done such things as remove processing machinery. I, toured the mortgage processing facility here in Manhattan I guess it was two or three days ago, and they had literally removes machinery. They would have to bring it back. They've been removing host boxes from across the country and denying over time, which then slows down the male stop all these sabotaging steps, and until after the election after the coronavirus has left. US then we can have a debate look at them. Can I ask a question about your bill? It says the the way the operations of USPS were January first of two thousand, twenty s how they need to be on. January first of twenty, twenty one is it possible though that there could be an unintended consequence of this, which is that the postal service also wouldn't be able to make changes that could in theory. Improve delivery of particularly of ballots an election I think if the race you just ran right one of the big legal controversies about it was this issue of postmarking and whether or not the US postmarks ballots that had been present by the state or whether they didn't, and you could imagine that happening lots of different areas in theory USPS could change that policy for the better, but that would violate your bill wouldn't it? No, if you can make it better fine if you have a way to improve it fine, we accept it all of his actions though slow down the mail you said after your election results were certified earliest after the judge ruled, there was a lot of lessons learned in your Primary Race v Mail in voting. What's the most important one that you think other districts other states should take from your primary race in terms of mail in voting. Well I think that we learn in my race in other, sometimes the male imbalanced were not treated as. Class Mail I build changes that I WANNA have a hearing coming up on really the barcodes and we use our codes when we bailed out the stimulus checks and dave the recipient the opportunity to track their check, where is I would like to that for all of our ballots that they be coded and you can trail them a know who they came from and brings a security ineffectiveness to. The process and I have a bill that on coming out with I haven't announced publicly yet that the postal department should pret- bar coded ballots for any state that wants it from your perspective practically possible if that bill were to pass even tomorrow that that would actually be able to be done for ballot in some cases are going to be starting to send out very soon and certain states. That's true. These are all things that I would like to do in the future I have time to do it for this election probably not let your question was, would you need to do to make a male or secure I believe bar coding and having a First Class stamp? Every ballot is treated like first class mail that moves it quicker than other male I think those are two things that you could do but we certainly on the federal level are responsible for the funding what we're working for, and we certainly are responsible for the standard of. Living in the post office and he has come in and initiated kinds of procedures the slowdown, the male everything from denying over time cutting hours cutting days I'm told across the country taking out literally the Posta boxes from districts and removing them. They've been ordered to put them back in some states they have slowed down the processing of mail usually trucks leave. Processing site to go out to mail delivery centers based on the amount of mail you have they were saying the truck can only make one run a day this is slowing up tremendously it's slowing it up now that it would it a huge problem on election day I would urge everyone to vote if you know you're gonNa vote for vote early vote before. Fifteen make sure that your ballot has time to go through the process, and if your state requires a stamp to have it stamped all of this is very very or Congresswoman Carolyn. Maloney. Thank you so much for joining us. Thank you. After our interview ended representative Maloney Call to clarify that her barcode bill would not impact this November's election, but instead would be to improve mail in voting in the future. At facebook, we continue to take steps to better secure our platforms. What's next? We support updated Internet regulations to set new standards for data portability privacy and elections learn more at about being dot com slash regulation. That's about F. B. dot com. Slash regulation. Welcome back. We're watching today is the Democratic National Convention. which kicks off in an unconventional virtual format three things to watch for I do people really, watch. Yeah, it's going to be broadcast on the major networks and the cable networks like a regular convention would be, but it's hard to know folks will stay glued to what will essentially look like a fancy zoom call to how many Republicans will the Democrats trot out tonight to endorse. Biden. Already, there reports that the evening speakers will include former representative Susan Molinari, former Ohio Governor John Kasich and former Ebay. And one time California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman. Finally. What Will Bernie Sanders say? He speaks right before headliner Michelle Obama and is likely charged with convincing his leftist supporters to throw their weight behind these centrists. Biden Harris ticket it could be the difference for the Democrats between a Biden presidency or four more years of trump. And we're done big thanks for listening right producers. Tim Chauffeur's Naomi Shaven have a great national thrift shop day and we'll be back tomorrow with another axios. RECAP?

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Rep. Carolyn Maloney on Saving the Postal Service and Delivering For America

Alyssa Milano: Sorry Not Sorry

31:51 min | 3 months ago

Rep. Carolyn Maloney on Saving the Postal Service and Delivering For America

"Hello. podcast people are you subscribe to spotify yet I am and I love it so much spotify has a huge catalog of my favorite podcasts on every topic including mine. When you download spotify, you can follow your favorite podcast. So you never miss an episode premium users can download episodes listen to offline wherever you are, and you can easily share what you're listening to with your friends on instagram. How cool is that? So if you haven't done so Be sure to. The spotify APP search for illicit. Milano sorry not sorry on spotify or Browse podcasts in your library tab also make sure to follow me so you never miss an episode. Hi I'm Melissa Lotto, and this is sorry not sorry. The United States postal. Service is under attack from our own government donald trump terrified of a landslide loss as manipulating the mail to make it harder to vote and his new postmaster general is a nightmare. Louis de joy has financial holdings and post office contractors and competitors and has been sabotaging the post offices ability to sort and deliver mail in a timely fashion. I've asked New York Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney here to talk about it. Caroline is the chairwoman of the House. Committee, which has jurisdiction over the post office. Is a champion for the rights amendment and my good friend. President trump is not backing down from his feud with United States. Postal Service he's now installing the well known loyalist enact his vision was to joy. We'll take over the agency in mid June joys a fundraiser for the Republican National Convention she lays in your mail or no bail at all you're not the only one people are asking what's the holdup after waiting days or even weeks To See packages delivered tonight, a backlog of undelivered mail is piling up in post offices around the country. Now, with widespread use of mail in ballots expected in November, because of the coronavirus workers are blaming the new postmaster general president trump fending off accusations that he's trying to sabotage the US. Postal Service saying he has never encourage the postmaster general to slow down male admitted on national television. That, he was blocking the twenty five billion in order to Hobble Mail in voting not gonNA approve a big bill a bigger bill. And are not going to have to three and a half billion dollars for the universal mail in votes. How can you have those votes? My name is congresswoman, Carolyn Maloney and I'm fighting to save the Postal Service. Sorry, not sorry. Congresswoman Maloney I want to dive right in about the postal service. It appears that the new head of the Postal Service Lewis the joy is making some pretty drastic changes at the service immediately before an election where many people will want to vote by mail Dudakovic can you just give us a rundown of exactly what's happening here I tell you it's a challenge for. All of us, we have to stop his disgraceful actions that slow down the delivery of mail in every major category from either six percent to ten percent, and it was because of his actions. Since he took over the job I gotTA. Tell you Elissa if it was a CEO in any other company, they would have been out the door by now but I am getting. Reports across the country about this slowdown I put in a bill to reverse is actions to stop the removal of the sorting machines that consort thirty thousand pieces of mail in one hour. But he's junkie now throwing them in closets. We've seen them thrown out into the garbage cans put into closets. We want the sorting machines back. He's been taking out mailboxes they have. been slowing down the delivery. The amount of times that a truck can leave a sorting plant to go to the delivery plants and we were alerted from veterans seniors. They weren't getting their medications, their mail their business interests are their letters from their children or grandchildren. So it was an absolute disaster personify Speaker Pelosi. Called emergency almost unheard of meeting of the Congress to come. Back on Saturday to pass legislation which we did with bipartisan support Twenty Six republicans voted for it even though they told me, their leadership was really meeting up on them and telling them not to, but they had to pull their rural communities for the constituents that they cared about, and so that happened. Then we had a hearing on Monday there was a hearing on. Friday in the Senate where he said there was problem it was just a dip in service but then we got this internal report from the postal service that showed these documented with clear data, the slowdowns, and now was hurting people across the country at our here he confronted with the internal documents. He did admit that it wasn't a dip in service, but it was massive. It was across this country and it was hurting people. So his actions caused this we are trying to reverse it and you framed it right it's right before a very consequential election but equally important it's in the worst pandemic and you know about it firsthand that many many people are coping with the problems of the pandemic, the problems of the onus and now on. Top of it they have a real scandal I would say and crisis with the delivery of their mail. It's unheard of and I'll just say that it's in our constitution. It's a pillar of our democracy. Postal Service should be there for everyone in this country together, and I see it as political manipulation by the trump administration and the postal service and it's got to stop. The Postal Service is a critical component of America's infrastructure. It provides a lifeline. Of. Medication, supplies and mail for all Americans every where they live especially in this time of Ne-. It's really unbelievable. You mentioned the Constitution and you chair the House Oversight Committee, can you tell me what role that committee has in regard to the postal service and the Postmaster General? The oversight committee is a very important committee because it is the investigators we investigate waste fraud and abuse and harm in our country such as deliberately messing with the post office. It also has jurisdiction over the post offices in our jurisdiction and we. Are One of the few committees that has subpoena power and I am working as we speak on subpoenas for the documents for this and how it happened to joy said that he had an analysis that this would speed up the delivery of mail and help and it would not slow down the male. Well, I want to see this analysis. If it said, it wouldn't cause a problem than it was total incompetence and if the. Analysis was that it would slow down the mail. Then it's absolutely criminal in my opinion, I wanNA, know how were you selected in the first place? He's already under an idea investigation for conflict of interest for mishandling his financial dealings he has invested deeply in the competitors of the post office there has been an effort of very ill advised run by some Republicans to privatize the Post Office which I think a terrible decision and. Would really hurt hard to reach people in rural areas their cost of we go up dramatically now, one of the great values of the post office whoever you are, you have a postal stamp, fifty, five cents that document that envelope that piece of mail can go anywhere in the country three blocks or three thousand Alaska offer the same fifty five cents that allows us to stay connected to our families, our friends as a nation. If you haven't heard about anchor. Let me tell you a little bit about it. It is the easiest way to make a podcast. I've just joined and I can't tell you how much I love it, and here's a few reasons why It's free. It's super easy to create and record podcasts right from your computer literally, anyone can do it. Anchor handles all of the distribution. All you have to do is record or upload your podcast, and then they send it out to spotify and apple podcasts and everywhere else and get this anchor can help you get paid for podcasting without any minimum listener number. Everything you need to make your podcast is in one place at anchor, download the free anchor at or go to anchor DOT FM to get started. The Joy told your committee and the public in general that certain activities like the removal of mailboxes and sorting machines would stop until after the election. The US Postal Service is discarding hundreds of high speed mail sorting machines from processing facilities months before the demand for mail in ballots is expected to surge. It's disheartening to all of us. It's difficult for us to do our job and do it efficiently and the way that we want to do it when we continually have these barriers put up in front of us it's also removing some of its iconic blue mailboxes from streets across the country concern is rising for the cash-strapped Federal Agency. The president has railed against it and postal unions. Fear Mail is intentionally being slow. News reports seem to indicate that these activities continued especially in swing states and democratic precincts. Did He lied to the committee? Does he think that we're all dumb is there some other explanation what is happening? Well, we're getting those same reports to and we have to verify them trust in verifies they say, but he says, he stopped it at least that's one step forward. He said that he will stop the directive on over time so that people can receive overtime during the mail in ballot period, which is very important and he. Made a number of concessions but he did not say that it would put Humpty dumpty back together again. So we have sorting machines as I said that can move a phenomenal amount of male quickly, it would take many many people do that type of work and they're understaffed at the post office. They've lost roughly seventy lives and I've been reported that forty thousand had been quarantined are sick with covet as they interact as essential workers on the front line. So we're trying to get information we're trying to subpoena some of this. Information but another tack on our part for the public is to get it reinstated turn on the sorting machines help the people the postal workers process the male timely fashion and we known soon, there will be an onslaught of mail in ballots because people do not feel comfortable going to the polls we have many options in new. York. Where I'm from, we can have an absentee mail inbound we can go and do early voting are we can vote on election day I am urging everyone to vote at least two weeks before. The election so that the postal workers have time to process that male and get that vote counted vote early and get your book counted. So I'm urging everyone to do that joy and has financial ties, postal service contractors and competitors. It clearly doesn't serve the American people right but is this conflict of interest legal? Well, their suits about it. I know that New York's Ag has filed suit over and other agee's across the nation are taking the battle to court, but sometimes the courts moves slowly. So I feel that the American people. These. Senate to pass my delivering for America Act, which would hope by law the removal of any of these services for the people but I am going to be working to get them reinstated either through the Board of governors through legislation so that we can get these services back in place for people. It's just outrageous all of the issues that we have. To fight, for example, covet what a terrible challenge everybody in America's working for answers and we don't have the answer. We don't have the vaccine we don't even have the treatment. We really don't even understand why it affects so many different people in different ways. That's one example that we don't have an answer to the post office we had the answer funded. Earlier this year, the postal service asked Congress to health. They asked us for twenty five billion in critical assistance. To help navigate through this crisis just like all these other industries did businesses and into sees who received federal funds from Congress. This was not a democratic request it came from the postal service. In. Response to this request, the House acted the House said yes. We acted swiftly to help the postal service we voted to include twenty, five billion and the Heroes Act, and we passed it on May Fifteenth. Unfortunately the president would not agree. And the request has languished for more than three. Months. Their own Board of Governors said funded at twenty, five billion. That just makes up how much they've lost during this Kobe crisis and my bill delivering for America calls for the funding and also reversing all of these terrible steps that he's taken to slow down. The male just makes me crazy. We have the answer we just need a government the listens to the American people and I think the American people should reach out to their senators and especially leader mccollum say. The delivering for America Act and passed the funding for the post office. Let's talk about your own recent. It didn't have declared winner for about a month because of the number of Alan ballots that were received I mean that's terrifying. Prospect of more Americans voting from home this fall new concern that election day could stretch well beyond November third as the corona virus states scrambling to offer safe alternatives to voting at the polls. Many are now expanding absent or mail-in voting options if there's strong absentee ballot. Preference this time, it may be election. If recent primaries are any indication, final results could be delayed. What effect on the November election can we expect to see because of Dha his shenanigans? It is a wakeup call that the board of elections and the post office have to be staffed and ready for an influx of considerable male. Just to give an example, my election on election day thirty, five, thousand people and I won on election day it didn't win to sixty, five, thousand roughly mail in ballots each. Of which had to be opened as you know I represent three boroughs. So the counting process had to go not only from Manhattan but to Brooklyn into Queens and they weren't just county my race, they were counting the entire city of New York. So I was lumped in with the entire city of New York. They did not end counting the entire city of New York including me until six weeks after the. Election, but the way you address this is that you fund the postal, service you certainly keep the mailboxes in place you have the sorting machines and you're moving the male. I do feel like there is a lot of concern also about the fact, especially from the advocacy groups and the activists where we are trusted to put out correct information it is so difficult to put out information when every single state has. Different rules and regulations on what needs to happen as far as absentee ballots. Mellon votes whether you're not. You need an ID when you show up to vote and it feels as though we are all scrambling and we're what twenty days before early voting begins and I just wish this. All wasn't such an afterthought and that we could figure out a way to get information to the American people so that they. Know exactly what they need and what they need to do in order to vote and have their vote counted and I also feel like it's done this way because they wanna scare people away from voting they want this to be complicated. They meaning the GOP wants this to be complicated. It's their way of ensuring that we can't get the information out. It's another way for them to suppress the vote and. It feels like something. So important like the post office something. So essential to how our country works that people just need to be held accountable for this mess that they've put us in. Is there anything to that effect in the works? What can we expect from Congress? What are we gonNA do fix this well, I we passed my bill which funded the post office and reverse the terrible procedures that they put. In place that slowdown male we need to pass that in the Senate we try to educate the public. Now, the president has taken the really strange position of being against mail in ballots and calling them fraud and this that and the other, and even though he votes by mail in ballot, he and his wife both by mail and many people vote by mail, in fact, twelve states of by mail and have. For a long time. So it's not anything New New York state now said everybody in vote by mail and have an absentee ballot it used to be. You had to have an excuse a major excuse. Now, the fact you have covered concerns, crisis concerns, everyone vote by mail in ballot, and we had a huge influx of ballots but all I can say everybody should vote either vote in person many states now. I voted early voting and when I went, there was hardly anyone there wasn't any of the social distancing challenges thin. Always you have this mail in vote also as one way to make your vote count the main thing is to remember to vote and vote early so that your mailing vote is counted and if you're going to go to the polls I, think it's super super important to. Remember that you might be there for a long time and you should just prepare for that because they're our poll workers shortages this election cycle, which is because most poll workers are in their seventies and they're afraid to come out work pulls when there's a pandemic and I don't blame them. So we also need young people to volunteer actually you get paid to be a poll worker and You gotTa Pull Heroes Dot Org. If anyone is interested, young healthy or anyone that actually has the antibodies, it would be so great. It would be such a great civic duty to go and work the polls I agree. We should reach out to our constituents especially in young people and try to get them to come in and work the polls because we need them really do so here's. A hypothetical for you? What happens if on November Fourth Donald Trump declares victory because in person voting favored. Republicans. Because he's convinced everyone that they shouldn't have to socially distance they shouldn't have to wear masks. They don't need to be afraid of this pandemic while mailed ballots are still being received in counted. He can say whatever he wants. He always says whatever he wants, but it's not the truth. Not, be, decided until every ballot is counted. New Policies at the US Postal Service are causing backlogs and Workers Warren mail-in ballots for November's election could be impacted. Some of the policies include banning overtime pay and shutting down sorting machines. Early, Postmaster General Louis Joy says he implemented them to cut cost joys. A supporter of president trump was donated millions to GOP. Every ballot has to be counted and we'll be counted and hopefully they will be better prepared and the sorting machines will have help move the mail quickly. And people have been able to do it. It is a challenge. It's a huge challenge as I said New York state passed a number of bills to sort of ease educate the public about how vote by mail and I assume states to insane thing. But some people estimate that seventy five percent of the people about by mail. So it's going to be a huge influx. So we have to be ready for that, and hopefully the mail system will move more quickly through the system and at the border elections will be able to process it more quickly I'm sure that they are working on ways to speed up the process. Do you think that digital is purposely sabotaging the expediency of male and the processing of mail to help Donald Trump when the election I think that he is definitely sabotaging the mail system. Why would anyone come in with harmful directives slow down the mail that's what is directives debt by all accounts slugged down the mail and it was massive it was across. This country in every state and is hurting people we are in the midst of trying to reverse that and I passed legislation. That does that all of your listening public should urge their senators to pass that legislation and protect the postal service. I do believe it is an act to sabotage the post office into by doing you are hurting the effort by. To vote by mail I would say that a lot of the statements particularly by the president are done to really cast doubts on mail ballots. There's been no proof of any type of illegal or stealing votes or any of that that he always tries to put out where's the proof he had this group come in and look at the last election was supposed to find all the straw they never found any fraud. And it's very troubling to me because one of our sacred parts of our democracy is our power to vote you and I have worked so hard carrying on the work of the suffragettes to ratify the rights of admit, we just opened up a beautiful statue on Women's Equality Day so that it was beautiful honoring our founding mothers who work to empower women they believed out of the vote would come all other power and our next goal was to. Be in the constitution. So so many people gave their lives for our right to vote. Everyone should use that vote honor that vote and vote early to make sure that your vote counts and that it doesn't get swept into a massive amount of mail that the board of elections is trying to process it last minute and everyone should call their senators and ask for a vote on the delivering for America Act. My concern is this he has already sort. Of foreshadowed that he might contest the election results in interviews that he's done. He's just putting that out there. He's plane on sand. Will I don't know we'll have to see I. think we need to be prepared for that. We need to have those discussions as he's foreshadowing it. We need to foreshadow what our plans will be if that is true. So what is the plan? If he says you know what? This was an illegitimate election and I'm? Not. Going anywhere. Do we have a plan first of all I hope and believe that Joe Biden will win on election day that people will go to the ballots I intend to vote in person I'm GONNA early because they'll be no lines I urge everyone to vote early in your state if you have that opportunity and I hope and I believe that there will be more people voting for I'm calling him present by, but it's Vice President Biden and. Then on election day, he's a clear winner. It would help to have a landslide victory so that there is no question that he is the clear winner that day and whatever mail comes in afterwards. But we our assistant, our election professionals will work very hard to process and camp every single a legal. She's a male. You know when they say some ballots disqualified a duke just qualify if they voted by mail twice or three times they disqualify if. They are not registered to vote they disqualifying if they are not on our voting rolls in maybe a visitor trying to vote. So they are disqualified for a number of reasons that are set by the state. So people who are unhappy with disqualified votes they should go to their state legislature and say, thank everyone should be able to vote whether they're citizens or not just visiting you shouldn't have to sign whatever their criteria is. That's where the fight has. To be to change that but we do need to make sure that they are legal ducks and balanced votes in. That's the systems working on but the system can't work on if they don't get it stamped and move through the postal service assigned that's what I'm working on to make sure that leg works for the American people is fully funded and they're serve them not only with their mail in ballots heart of it, but they deserve the full. Attention and support of the post office every single day to get their mail to conduct their business to send cards to their grandchildren to get their medications. It's astonishing number of people who get their medications now my parents so I know, yeah every veteran gets all of their medications through the mail. So it's an absolute critical service for the American people and on top of it, we have an important election and mail in ballots have to be treated properly. It's a large vast array of services that they provided mail in ballots are part of it, but it needs to be funded for all of these other reasons to Carolyn, Maloney Congresswoman Maloney what a champion for your constituents. Thank you for everything you do and everyone who's listening. Please call your senator tell them to support the delivering. For America Act. We have got to solve this in time to hold an election where everyone can participate safely. Thank you congresswoman. New. Policies if the US Postal Service are causing backlogs and workers worn mail in ballots for November's election could be impacted. Some of the policies include banning overtime pay shutting down sorting machines early. Postmaster General to joy says he implemented them to cut cost joys. A supporter of president trump was donated millions to the GOP. Neither Snow Nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds. From. Herodotus is chiseled above the entrance to the Assad of a Manhattan Post Office. Well, somebody better call a sculptor because they need to add but a corrupt president and postmaster general sure can and it sucks. There is almost nothing more fundamental to our nation than the ability to receive goods and services through the mail, and now in time of national crisis, the postal service should be a safe way for each of us to make sure our votes received counted and hopefully used to get rid of this nightmare of administration. But we can't promise that. So here's what we can do, and here's what we should do if you can vote early and it's safe to do. So please hand deliver your ballot to local collection center often will be at your town or City Hall but look at Your town's website to confirm or make use of the early voting days your state allows and go and vote in person ahead of Election Day. If you can't safely deliver your vote and person that's when you mail it. Make sure you fill it out on the day you receive it and send it back immediately. Don't wait until the last minute or your vote might never count. Listen trump is trying to cheat his way to a second term and there is nothing he won't destroy to get there and we cannot let him do it. We just can't. So it's GonNa take a little more vigilant. And awareness on our part. We're going to have to work a little harder, but we will and we are going to win. Sorry not sorry executive produced by Alyssa Milano. That's mean. Our associate producer has been Jackson editing and engineering by Natasha's jakup's and music by Josh Cooke a Leash Eagle and Milo bully Ari asked my boy please subscribe on spotify I tunes or wherever you get your podcasts and if you like the show please rate review and spread the word. Sorry not sorry.

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Postal Service/Election Emergency

Quick News Daily Podcast

15:04 min | 3 months ago

Postal Service/Election Emergency

"Hello and welcome to the Quick News daily podcast where we give you all the latest news and under twenty minutes no fluff no filler just news made for the twenty first century. Today, is Monday seventeenth. Thank you for joining me for your news. Well, that was strange weekend for the news I. Think it was like a setup weekend like in football win, the offense runs a few plays just to see what the other teams doing, how they're gonNA play you that sort of thing with a continuous stream of bad news. It seems like Democrats, and Republicans were both planning their strategies for how to attack each other mostly over the post office issue. But anyway, let's try to make sense of it all and get caught up. We'll start with the story that just gave me a weird vibe and that's the news that Donald's brother Robert. Trump. Dined on Saturday he was seventy one. Obviously it's never easy to lose someone and even though he summed like a shady character himself I'm not here to refund his past at the moment. What I want to mention is the mystery around his death. Nothing crazy. No. Like you know spy novel stuff is just that officially the causes unknown. The New York Times reports that he's had some brain bleeds after a fall recently in that he was on blood thinners CNN reports that he's been sick for months now and trump said he was having a tough time with some unannounced issue. I'm sort of in a weird spot with this one because I'm not sure if I should conclude that covered was the newest factor in the death that Donald was talking about in maybe dying doesn't want to admit that. Or if it could really just be more brain bleeding because I mean, that's incredibly serious. I just think it'd be a big deal for everyone if they were trying to cover up covert because it show even the most hardheaded people that not even having the last name trump will protect you from this virus but let's be real. They'd still use his other health problems as excuses. So in the end I'm not sure it matters. What's most important I think is where Donald was when all this happened. Thanks to Jay feely the former NFL kicker who posted a picture on Saturday letting us know that trump was golfing as his brother was dying at first I thought they might just trying to be careful with trump so that he doesn't get sick or have to go into a hospital. So maybe he an excuse for being away but then. I remembered that he visited Robert in the hospital on Friday. It gets even worse when you remember that Saturday was also supposed to be the day that trump throughout the first pitch at the Yankees game. Even significant doubt that they ever even invited him eventually trump ended up canceling that because he said, he would be too busy with meetings about the covid vaccine but those must have all been canceled. Weird. So to recap too busy to throw out the first pitch because he was supposed to have covert meetings which were never actually scheduled in the first place I'm just assuming and he's also too busy to visit his dying brother because he's golfing with J. Feeley. Now. The chilling thing is that if he doesn't care about his brother, do you think he cares about any of Stein? No it himself it is what it is. By. The way that picture with J. Feeley. Weird stain on trump's like just by his collarbone I'm GonNa Guess it's the bronze earlier but also someone zoomed in on his left I'm GonNa say forearm band-aid that's covering what people were saying would be like wearing IV would go. So. There's a lot of questions. If you start to look closer also selfishly I hope trump doesn't get like a sympathy bump in the polls because his brother died. In honestly that'd be another reason they would cover it up being copay because can you imagine if his awful response led to his own brother's death or at least contributed? That would be something. Now, let's get to the biggest scandal that's been driving the discussion, the postal service. Thankfully, this thing is blowing up the news. Because Lewis Joy has been working pretty quickly to slow down the male just Friday the Postal Service announced it was shutting down mail sorting machines in some of the busiest parts of the country with the lame excuse that yeah, the number packages is up, but the number of regular mail is down. I. Suppose. It's also a coincidence that some of these machines were in Michigan, Ohio Pennsylvania and Texas. All that are pulling in Biden's favor pretty significantly I'd say six plus points it's not like those states will be important to the election, right? If we're ever you're listening lets you see my covered for this specific episode you can see a side by side of just a blank grey map with circles over with the machines were removed like where the cities are. Then right next to it. Someone overlaid the twenty sixteen counting by county electoral map and wouldn't you know it? The circles fall almost exclusively in the counties with the most Democratic voters. Weird There are also pictures going around with trucks full of those mail drop boxes in the back obviously, they had just been removed. If you're in Montana. You're actually pretty lucky because Senator Jon Tester was able to negotiate with the postal service there to stop their to start removing them from your neighborhood, but it looks like a lot of other places weren't so lucky. Nancy. Pelosi. Chuck. Schumer. An Carolyn Maloney who is the chairwoman of the House. Committee move up the date that joy and USPS chairman Robert Dunkin more supposed to testify making it all twenty twenty-fourth instead of mid September when Congress was supposed to come back from recess, it really should have been today or tomorrow, but it's a start. Probably, logistically, that couldn't happen just on such short notice and in actuality Nancy Pelosi is calling the whole house back from their recess to deal with the postal service issue and to vote on chairwoman. Maloney's delivering four America Act which obviously deals with the post office. We're getting things moving, which is nice. If for some reason, all of this doesn't get sorted out by the election on quickly over three options you have that don't involve the post office for returning your ballot. So the three options are one vote early in person if your state allows it, they're usually shorter or even no lines. So there's less chance of getting covid to request your absentee or mail in ballot. Then use a ballot dropbox to return it yourself or three again, request your absentee or in ballot. In personally return it at an election office or a polling station. So essentially, you take back yourself instead of having a Senate through the mail and quite frankly for everyone who's able bodied in able to do. So I would really have suggestion just don't even give them a chance I trust the male people no doubt. It's just the the timing in what they're allowed to out also suggest using the links I haven't description for votes, save America, and the Lincoln Project. Because they have voting information, Andy can even see if registered or how to request your absentee ballot. Even if you've done that already, I'd suggest posting them on your social media just so your friends family see them. As. Well as liking sharing re tweeting anything from the Biden campaign the Lincoln project or Pod Save America slash crooked media crooked media's the big umbrella that Pud Save America's under just any group out there who's trying to sound the alarm on what trump is doing to the post office or anything else because the way social media works these days they want get you to pay to have your post seen. So they really don't show posts that aren't promoted. I know it's scary to get out there on a limb on facebook with your friends and family because you know we all have that family member. WHO'S Wearing the Maga hat proudly in you know it's hard. You don't want to start anything. But things are different this time around we can't afford to have anyone on the sidelines. So really think about engaging with those posts. Last thing on this topic just as an aside I saw this insane tweet saying quote, this is such. A great point mail carriers can pick up outgoing mail directly from your house. This is so old school. We don't even think about it holy what that actually came from former special FBI agent and lawyer who is now analyst. For CNN in, you can tell that she genuinely so excited about remembering this it's just hard to even believe it's like George H, w Bush being amazed at the new grocery scanners that had been used for like ten years. Yes. I know that story was misleading but that's the closest analogy I can come up with welcome to mail for most of the countryman. But Hey, that's why you need me. I'm not just another news program from one of the coasts. Back to a story that I can't help but feel partially responsible for new. Zealand's outbreak. Of course virus. I mean they go a hundred and two days without community spread in the day I. Finally praise them for it boom covert outbreak. But in all seriousness, it really was mysterious. How popped up if everyone who had it before travelers coming in I mean. had been properly quarantined. The theory now is that it has something to do with imported food cases. All seemed to trace back to several shipping workers at Amirah cold food storage. They think it either came from a worker coming in contact with someone who is infected on the ship was bringing the food in or that there was enough of the virus that was able to survive on the frozen food or boxes that the workers it, and there you go. I feel like everyone would be pretty good about physical distancing like they take it seriously in these other countries. But there might be times during unloading where it's just not possible or the guy didn't Wanna get someone else in trouble so he may be lied about it. I think that's also unlikely but you never know the frozen food thing is also not probable but frozen chicken wings from Brazil tested positive for. Kovic. When the gap to China, it's a bit different because genetic material that's detected and was detected on these chicken wings is different from a live virus because the virus needs a host to survive. But between this and the issues we've had with meatpackers here even in my community there definitely seems to be some connection between the virus. stored. In temperature. Okay. Stay with me here I'm going to sound like a crazy person like I've got like a huge wall with all this yarn in all these threads, but hear me out. So the frozen food is kept at a specific temperature. So or meat packing places, they're kept at four degrees Celsius, which is actually where the virus thrives in lives. It's best. So my theory is it's able to survive dormant in freezing temperatures maybe something like the Arctic are Antarctic or permafrost and remember how they were those studies where it was found in different places I in Spain in Twenty nineteen and then even in sewage samples from like Twenty fifteen to twenty eighteen or something like that. So one person this Dr. Jefferson. Person said maybe it's always been here and you know conditions are just ripe enough for it to finally activating come alive in to use the example of nineteen eighteen western Samoa had no contact with the outside world yet they still got the Spanish flu now after research that more because the article I originally used for that story now hasn't added saying that they think it was probably in some ships that came to western Samoa at that time. So if that's true then maybe this is out the window but it was always locked in trapped in places I'm wondering if it Wasn't trapped in the permafrost and as we've had these really warm years year after year. Thank you global warming. Maybe it finally unlocked that way I don't know I just think maybe temperature is the key to all of this but in any case new, Zealand is really good with contact tracing. They think they've caught just about everyone and that it's all related to people at the know like there's no outside people have it. So my guess is they're going to get this under control pretty quickly and then maybe go like another hundred days or so in any case New Zealand I'm sorry for Jinxing you. All right I think that's it for the news today. It's Monday and we have a new contributor. So help me think Kathy are brand new producer I really do appreciate the support, and by the way Kathy you're listed in the credits in the about section of the website as well. Made a new special producers section C can find yourself listed there again, just WanNa give credit where credit is due. If you WANNA shout out like that on Mondays go to the support quick news link in the description and the instructions in there should help you out and help you get signed up to be a contributor to quick news daily. Otherwise stay safe. Make your plan to. Make your plan to vote. Fill out your census. In. Doc- right back here. Tomorrow.

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Keith Wright 9-1-19

CATS Roundtable

05:33 min | 1 year ago

Keith Wright 9-1-19

"Good morning new york. This is the catch roundtable truncates matiz here sunday morning and lots of things happening in the democratic party in new york others morning we have teeth right who is the chairman of the democratic party in manhattan and been a member of the state state assembly for twenty three years the morning mister chairman right. How are you good morning sir. How're you get. Thank you for having having me on your show this morning. Thank you for coming on and there's so much confusion to new yorkers of what's going on. <hes> you have have very good candidates in new york city. You have a carolyn maloney who's been around forever. I and cheese being challenged by the so-called progressive democrats the so called the the ones that support look alexsandr quartets and i just want to know the pulse of the democratic party in new york city which swayze going in european well certainly when you have when you when when you have a intraparty party <hes> squabbles if you will and you have <hes> those interest party squabbles <hes> get to challenging a person send like carolyn maloney. I wanna say i've known congress from unloaded for upwards of thirty years. No one works harder. No no one is more committed no-one no-one no-one tries to balance <hes> all of the different constituencies <hes> that they have more so than carolyn maloney <hes> but that that's what i'm seeing. I'm seeing that that that <hes> as i guess a faction action of the democratic party taking on some real tried and true and committed legislators just for the sake sake of trying to take them on which doesn't make much sense to me and it's tremendously misguided. You know i can sit in and so what we have here. We have a <hes> <hes> you know. We have some democratic party. That's somewhat influx. Yes we have have different constituencies. We are not a homogeneous party by any stretch of the imagination. We've always been party with a big tent however her when you start challenging <hes> folks that have a great track record eliot engel another one angle and when you start challenging people that that are a key key positions <hes> not only in terms of protecting our nation but in in terms of key positions of seniority and the state of new york and and and certainly in in the city of new york it just becomes totally totally miss guided headed if you will and i think you know these things have seen these things before they go in cycles <hes> democratic party itself you as a leader leader of the democratic claudy in manhattan and your other leadership people in the other boroughs. Would you take a position. A special greg meeks to <hes> that that you urged democrats to vote for the current <hes> people or are you feel that you have to not be able to take position. No no no no i will i will i will <hes> i will get a megaphone from the highest highest mountain and and and yell at message that people like carolyn maloney people like greg megyn people like some of the others. Maybe jerry nadler that these folks we we work to law into hard to get these folks in these keep of it. You know the key to get what oh absolutely will support. The common common sense <hes> moderate democrats versus the so-called others putting label folk label them folk. You know john you l. Carolyn maloney people like greg meek <hes> and myself included. I mean we were the progressive in since we still are you're in many many respects but you know occasionally you have to become very pragmatic in terms of how you get things done and it takes a it takes blood sweat and tears in order to get into these positions you know when you look at carolina loaning i think he's been in congress at least upwards of twenty five almost thirty years now and and <hes> it it doesn't happen overnight <hes> and and and you can i mean these folks can count on my support not only because they know them but they do right by their constituents and doing mr iraqi doing right by that yeah okay well listen. They're great. They're great public officials and i. I agree with you a hundred ten percent all of our support. I agree with you. One hundred ten percent common sense has to prevail and thank you for calling being in the sunday morning and let's talk more as soon. I would look forward to it. Thank you so much and you have a great great. Show have a great weekend. Thank you all right. Thank you bye-bye this. Is the cash roundtable be right back.

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With These 40 Solemn, Somber, Souvenir, Signature Pens I Thee Sham!-Red Pill Diaries

Mike Church Presents-The Red Pill Diaries Podcast

12:24 min | 11 months ago

With These 40 Solemn, Somber, Souvenir, Signature Pens I Thee Sham!-Red Pill Diaries

"And to be serious about it. You should have seen this on any of the networks. But I've got two. TV's c-span unwanted c-span dog on it. So when they were when Pelosi was done with their with their autograph pens when she was finished with the autograph now the pins all have her and promoter on them then there formed. Did you have a story where it said. Two by two they went to the. Is it just somebody so right. So they so they were like marching to. Noah's was arc. Carolyn Maloney and fat Jerry Nadler and the rest of the criminal class shifty Adam Schiff winning a double file line behind some woman who was. I'd never seen her before. Who was carrying airing this? Leather engraved folder of you will and inside the leather. In grade folder worthy articles roles of Sham pitchman and as they made their march from a house representing over to the Senate people stopped what they were doing. The color guard past children got down onto their knees. Young activists future leaders the CPA girls dressed in red dresses with little baskets in their hands. Pave the way. Hey by littering the path to the Senate chamber with Rose Petals it in behind the tail into the the vanguard came uh speaker courageously strode microphone and said and it's important seeded. Did the president to know and Putin to know American voter voters in America should decide who our president President Vladimir Putin Putin and Russia Russia today to present the managers. I will bring the case which we have great confidence in terms of impeaching the president and his removal but this further evidence it insists of that and wouldn't be in this situation had we not way that insists that they're being that they're witnesses and we see documentation and now you see some of that change happening on the Senate side. I hope it does for the country and to honor constitution so today on the floor passer as naming marriage. All right folks. This is high theater it seriously is and to let Putin so. I've I've kind of confused here. Who's being impeach trump or Putin mm-hmm and it's important to the president to know and Putin to know the American voter voters in America should decide who our President Putin in Russia. You know what I'm GonNa turn that into our daily pit. GonNa use that of the daily daily rejoin. It's that funny but it same time gentlemen. This is supposedly the greatest deliberative body on the face of the earth. She is the speaker. These sole elected did representative of that. House that allegedly August cost now. Something is happening out there. Something is happening out there as the PERP walk was. I've just seen a tweet twitter. Come Lacrosse the twitter from Senator Rand. Paul tweet he comes across the transom. Here from Senator Paul Rand Paul Threatens Fellow Republicans would explosive witness. Vote had a chance to read it because apparently he just tweeted this out and it's live on C. Span I'm watching it on the C.. Span now now on their morning show Maggie. Can you see if there is. There's anything on on Senator Paul's twitter feed about this but what I caught of. It was if anyone tries if any Republican thinks we're going to have a new witness new witnesses. New Evidence introduced here over in the Senate. Then I'm GonNa fly on immediate motion or something to that effect to dismiss so during the solemn ceremony to impeach the president of the United States when the souvenir pens were handed out. After the fact you gotta see this Carolyn Maloney and fat Jerry Nadler Adler and Mark Jean wauters. All the usual suspects all each got a pin as nervous man signed. I assigned in with this. Then you get the in Angola Santa. Hey Hey for alcoholics anonymous. With this Japan you'll get the help you on. I got to sign another in for narconon trying to kick your volume Yucatan. Look in this e and she did this and see why P. E. Space P. L. O. S.. I saw aw there's one pin for there's one pin is at the tweet. There's there's one pan for each letter and then the each person that was part part of the show impeachment. Trial was awarded a pen and then they were showing the pictures to people like him. Pictures of Carolyn Maloney and and the other one's standing next to Nancy Pelosi holding their pens up so they could be photographed for posterity. I wake here when it we shined. That's why the title love today's pile up. Prep is with this pen. I the Sham. It says my colleagues can't have it both ways calling for some while blocking others witnesses if we're GONNA give a platform to win. This is the Democrats Democrats demand. I look forward to forcing votes to call Hunter Biden and many more. Now this is all based upon. John is live parnasse character. Whoever this is who supposedly now has the smoking gun on the cocktail Napkin. And if you think I'm making that up I'm not.

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New Yorks Mail-In Ballot Failure

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21:43 min | 4 months ago

New Yorks Mail-In Ballot Failure

"The. Here in New York there these huge spaces all over the city where up until a few days ago ballots were being scrutinized and votes were being counted. Queens isn't like an auditorium. And the one in Brooklyn is in literal cage. Like a wire cage inside this warehouse that is just filled otherwise with voting machines wrapped in plastic. Jada you on rights for the Washington Post she's been looking at these sites ballots come here to be certified confirmed as authentic. When I was there in Brooklyn a bunch of people conferred around and they're like Berry actually wasn't even supposed to meet voting in this district. So Berry got. Out. Like literally, a guy named Barry Yeah. Literally. Poor vary whoever you are other am so sorry. But this process of certification it's been happening for nearly a month. Election Day York the primary for Congress and the Presidency it was way back in June thirty seven days ago. In a couple of races New York still hasn't officially called the race and it's just you can't look away but you also. What is happening and why is this taking? So long it's funny I'm used to thinking about election night I feel like all of us are right. But it feels like that whole concept needs a rebrand. Election Months. It's sort of it's like it's like you know when people say it's my birthday month. Except that you're not celebrating. You're just sort of stuck in waiting for Godot for ever. This. Is Not how it normally works. Right? Well, I think it's how it normally works with with absentee ballot counting and affidavit counting, but there's just never been this scale. Like everything else in the World New York's election was transformed by COVID. And the results aren't pretty the scale of absentee ballots or in New York is seventeen point, five times higher than it was in the last primary election. And if you're wondering if New, York's various institutions ready to deal with that flood of mail and voting. The simple answer it's now not at all. Today on the show, a one states efforts to make sure all its residents could vote safely. Made. A mess. It's still being cleaned up. And come November declaring a winner might be even harder. I'm Mary. Harris you're listening to what? Next stick with US This episode is brought to you by Casper. We've all heard a casper you know the sleep company with the outrageously comfortable products at not. So outrageous prices from award winning mattresses, pillows, sheets, and do vase casper is transforming the way we sleep once news at a time. And now you can save on the coolest mattress for summer with his brand new air scape technology. The original mattress provides the support and cooling need with the comfort. You love four layers of premium foam to provide pressure relief for all night comfort, and now the air skip technology means air moves through and heat stays out. So you can sleep cool all night long from betting bedframes even a dog bed Casper's got everything you need to build the best of your dreams as always free shipping free returns go to Casper Dot com use code. What next for one hundred dollars off your mattress order that's code. What next for one hundred dollars off your mattress order terms and conditions apply see casper dot com slash terms. Jada, said to examine what happened in New York's primary by looking at one district New York's twelfth. Why did you want to focus their basically because it is My Congressional district i. I saw that on election night. There was no winner declared. The percentages for about forty one percent for Carolyn Maloney who is the incumbent of thirty years and forty percent for search? Patel. WHO's their challenger with six hundred and forty eight votes separating them six hundred, forty, eight. Wow. I thought well, this is going to be interesting. When are they ever going to figure out who? When this thing? was interesting because of the characters to because Carolyn Maloney has been representing New York for decades and Serge Patel is kind of positioning himself as a progressive alternative to her. Yeah. He positioned himself as someone who is he's thirty six years old Carolyn Melania seventy, four years old. He ran on sort of a general racial change kind of platform New York's Twelfth Congressional District Spans the east side of Manhattan, a big chunk of Queens and in northern bit of Brooklyn. Weeks after the race when winter still hadn't been declared. Jada realized the hold up. It wasn't just about one problem. There are two separate things going on here. There's there's the length of time that it seeking to count the votes and then there's these votes that are getting thrown out. Elections experts have told us don't worry if it takes a long time to count votes especially in close elections and complicated elections like we're seeing now but that's being thrown out that troubled Jada was found in her home district was a ballot invalidation read that's much higher in racine in recent elections like look at Wisconsin in Georgia it was well reported that primaries they are went a bit haywire this year. Wisconsin rejected one point eight percent of its mail in ballots. Georgia rejected three percent. But in the twelfth, district nineteen percent of Manhattan ballots got invalidated according to the preliminary numbers. And Brooklyn the number may be as high as twenty eight percent. You know in your reporting, you raise others you too which is that there district is the only one in New York in which absentee ballots made up over fifty percent well over fifty percent of the vote, which makes it an interesting place to focus because of course, going into November there's conversation about whether all of us should be voting absentee, correct. Yeah. That district it was forty percent in percent for sixty five percent. Male in and that was in large part because so many people on the upper east side and grammar see who are wealthy and a half second homes in the Hamptons left the city. But yeah, I mean it raises a lot of issues for November, where I'm doing a case study of one district in New York City where the turnout isn't even that high it was the highest turnout of any district in in the city. Like New York City has notoriously low turnout New York state with forty-nine. Fiftieth. I think at twenty nineteen. Turn some turn out like we're we're known for really bad turn out. But if you think about like what this means when November comes around when we have an election that is incredibly important to so many people presidential general elections are always a higher turnout than a congressional primary. So you're thinking of adding in almost double the number of ballots while we're in the midst of the pandemic. That may have a resurgence in the fall leading more people to stay home. And choose mail in voting what kind of kinks in the system will we not have worked out from these primary elections that are going to really blow up in November? You talked about how at the sort of vote tallying location. There's that first stage where folks look at the envelope and say, are we even GonNa win this thing? With this race between Carolyn Maloney and Serge. Patel. How many of those envelopes just like never got opened? Thirteen thousand. Out of sixty five thousand turns in. and. How much is Carolyn Maloney leading by right now? Somewhere in the range of three, thousand, four, thousand votes. So I think that it is probably true that she will pull this out. Because half of those thirteen thousand were invalidated because there's a missing signature and there's really no getting around the law on that. That the other half are invalidated. Generally because of a missing postmark which the Patel camp in his lawyers they argued in a lawsuit that that these are in validations that have nothing to do with the voter. That, there were miscommunication between the US Postal Service and the government and these ballots didn't at postmarked for a number of complicated reasons and. They arrived and we're just thrown out anyway even though the voter did everything in their power to. Follow the rules try to get their vote counted. In this lawsuit that Surge Patel. Part of. Really just highlights all of these little rules. Around. Absentee Voting that are complicated and that could go sideways in a few months when we're all voting in the general, like one of them, you brought up this rule that you have to sign your ballot and it may not be immediately obvious to you that you need to do that, and then there are also these little boxes on the envelope and it's sort of unclear like do I write there do I not right there it says for official use I official I mean I got a ballot and that's what I was thinking like, what do I do their guess nothing? Yeah you do the right thing because you had written in that box. Then you would have had your vote thrown out and I know people who did right in that box because they thought, oh, it's you know and the went online and they looked up their assembly district and they tried to fill out all the correct information. I think they thought they were helping and yet they were doing was getting their vote thrown out voting rights advocates would say okay. So there. That one is a design flaw and it's an education flaw that is on the board of elections to fix. I mean tell me about what you saw when you saw the back of your ballot from the photos that I've seen them. It's just filled with words and then like one line with an axe that maybe you'll notice. Whereas in California, they put a big red box around the signature. So you know it's like it's like they've done everything. They can't accept like put flashing lights like sign here or your vote won't get. You know there needs to be more education I mean I would suggest just like filming an educational video that you throw it on Youtube you try to make it go viral. This is exactly what you do to this talent and get your vote Count Ed. There's this other issue you raised, which is this need to be postmarked and I want to talk a little bit about that because. It gets into how even the people in charge of this process don't know a hundred percent they're doing because in the lead up to this election the governor was really clear like, okay. You can pop your mail in ballot in the mailbox on election day and you are good to go. But it turns out that wasn't really the case. Can you explain why? Yet well, first of all, there's a difference in messaging between mailing in postmarking. So you know you think that the deadline is June twenty third to mail something you think I can drop it in a corner post office box and I'm good to go I. Did I did my duty that it needs to be treated a lot more like your taxes really where you need to get in there and watch the teller host mark. This thing to know that it's happening which kind of defeats the purpose of not going into a building to vote completely. In New York Mail in voting got a lot more complicated because of how the pandemic disrupted the election schedule I, the primary got pushed back and then the presidential primary race was nearly taken off the ballot. Finally the governor declared that mail in ballots would be sent out to every city resident registered to vote. But by that time, the board of elections had just a few weeks to get those ballots out there. And getting them in the mail was a Gargantuan. Task for the Elections Board and the US Postal Service. What's happening is you have the governor making these pronouncements that the board of elections maybe can or cannot. Do according to their ability understaffing in their funding, and then you're also relying on this federal agency, which as we all know is just under extreme pressure, they had seventeen thousand employees who had to be quarantined because of exposure to the coronavirus because their frontline workers and then You know they are facing bankruptcy and they have a president who is constantly threatening to this mantle them. I mean anyone who gets meal nodes the mail delivery has slowed during this time. So you're asking both the board of elections and the US Postal Service to move mountains. I can hear that empathy in your voice for these institutions like USPS and board of elections. But. At least the board of elections in New York, they don't have a great history of managing elections like in the last few years they were accused of purging the voter rolls and so I feel like there's also this kind of gap and trust. For sure. Yeah. They were accused of purging voter rolls in two, thousand sixteen and the head of the board of elections was asked to step down and that person is still in charge. Yeah. There isn't a lot of trust that they can handle this and. Also their job to communicate with the postal service about what is going on and what needs to happen. The big thing is that when the ballots were sent out in a very nice gesture, they were sent out with postage paid return business class envelopes. So you don't have to put a stamp on it. You don't have to put a stamp on it, but this kind of business class posted return mail is not typically post smart. You know because it's free. So you just stick it in the mail and it goes to where it's supposed to go and there was obviously some confusion among postal service employees about whether or not they were supposed to be postmarking these things. So a lot of ballots especially in Brooklyn, which seems to point to one Brooklyn Post Office just not. Quite knowing what they were supposed to do arrived without a smart to the board of elections. After the twenty third, which automatically validate said. So, just to be completely crystal clear here. In the state out ballots to people with a business class return envelope so people didn't have to pay postage. They required a postmark of the day of election, but that envelope is not an envelope that you put a postmark on. Traits. Yikes I mean. Here's a question though, isn't that something that could be solved like couldn't the governor say okay? I messed up here. Clearly intention was for everyone to be able to vote and put these in the mailbox on election day that didn't happen. So I'll just invalidate this rule about postmarks. Yes. That consumer that's what can happen, but the governor has chosen to punt this so. I sent him numerous. Queries about this and I just got back from his office things that he said in press conferences and every time he was asked about this press conference, he said this is the job of the state legislature. Oh, boy I mean what really emerges listening to your reporting? Is just these layers of dysfunction. So I wonder now that all this has happened. I is it possible that Newark is going to? Get it together for November. I do think that New York could possibly take some of these lessons and implement them for November. I, mean the the thing is that this is just one district isolated within a very blue state and every state. Has a different set of laws and problems with their board of elections. I mean the New York City Board of elections and the New York state elections don't even have the same rules. It's a cautionary tale for November and it is a little scary. You know you mentioned that you had friends that you knew had filled in places on the envelope or the ballot were they weren't supposed to write. It made me wonder. Like what are you telling your friends about voting in November? How are you planning yourself to maybe vote? Differently next time you're doing it. Well I am as someone who's been out reporting on the pandemic for so long I guess I'm a little more risky and my behavior so I go in person. If at all possible but. There are these interesting. Yeah. I mean I'm I'm taking precautions I'm wearing a mask, wash my hands I. Don't touch my face I'm just I'm social distancing. I'm doing whatever I can to be safe, but I've always been someone who just felt. Better voting in person. In. Kind of. Eve reinforced by everything you've seen. Yeah I think. So like being able to watch my ballot be scanned was. You know I don't have the same concerns that other people do what? I did here was that people who dropped off the mail in ballots in these boxes that were at polling sites didn't have to deal with the postmark issue and those ballots were automatically counted. There are ways to sort of skip the line at a polling place, drop it off in a box and know that it's going into the pile that will be counted for sure sounds like you're saying just like. Cut Down the number of potentially dysfunctional. Agencies and organizations your ballot will encounter like if you can not deal with USPS. Great, just make sure your belly gets where it needs to go. You'll be better off. Yeah, and it does require a little bit more risk than maybe some people are comfortable with the night for them. I would say request ballot as early as you possibly can and hope that the fulfillment happens in a timely fashion. Jedi Yuan. Thank you so much for joining me. Thanks so much for having me. Jd You on covers national politics for the Washington Post. The absentee ballot count just wrapped up for the twelfth district. Incumbent Carolyn Maloney is claiming victory with thirty, seven, hundred votes more than Search Patel. Patel. Is Acknowledging that lead but he's not conceding. He citing those thousands of ballots that got invalid and he says he's still intending to go to court. and. That's the show what next is produced by Daniel Hewitt Jason Leon and Mary Wilson with help from Daniel Avis. We are led by Alicia Montgomery and Allison Benedict tomorrow. Make sure you tune into what next TVD Henry Durbars they are hosting with another. In his series on the future of the city. Thanks for listening. I'm Mary Harris, could you back here next week?

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9-8-20 What's News

The Nicole Sandler Show

05:59 min | 2 months ago

9-8-20 What's News

"And. It's time for Nicole. Sandler's what's news from Nicole Sandler Dot Com, and the Progressive Voices Network Labor Day. Is traditionally a slow news day but the Washington Post broke a big story. Monday reporting that Postmaster General Lewis did joy reimbursed employees for political contributions. The report says that former employees at joy's previous private company new breed logistics said they were urged to make donations to Republican candidates than they were later reimbursed with bonuses such an arrangement in case you were wondering is illegal but last month while testifying August twenty, four th before the House Oversight Committee to joy said that he did no such thing in fact he. was quite indignant at the suggestion of Mr Joy as a mega donor for the trump campaign, he were picked along with Michael Cohen and Elliott braiding two men who have already pled guilty to felonies to be the three deputy finance the Republican national. Committee. Did you pay back several of your top executives for contributing to trump's campaign by Bona sing or rewarding them? That's an outrageous claim. Sir and I resent it. I'm just asking a question, the answers now. So you did not bonus or reward any of your negatives. Now anyone you solicited for contribution to the trump camp now sir, not in whole or in part to. Actually with during the trump campaign I wasn't even working at my company anymore. Well, we want to make sure that campaign contributions are legal. So all your campaign, I'm not really aware I'm fully aware of. Illegal. Campaign contributions what if you're in the assertion? So why don't you accusing me off? Well, I'm asking a question perhaps the man doth protest too much Carolyn Maloney who chairs the House Oversight Committee said in a statement late Monday that the committee will now investigate. She also urged the Board of Governors of the postal service to suspend a joy saying quote they never. Should have hired him in the first place and added that he faces criminal exposure not only if the allegations are correct but also for quote, lying to our committee under oath, the Postal Service hasn't responded Labor Day also traditionally marks the unofficial end of summer such as it was. So lawmakers now begin returning to Capitol Hill for a short session before the November election. Senators were turned Tuesday followed by House members next week talks between Democrats and the White House stalled last month and Democrats, and Republicans remained very far apart on how much to spend in such a package House Democrats passed the Heroes Act back in May a three, trillion dollar plus relief package. But Republicans have sat on it and done nothing House Speaker Nancy. Pelosi has since said, Democrats would accept a two point two, trillion dollar package trump said Sunday that democrats quote don't want to make a deal because they think that if the country does as badly as possible, that's good for the Democrats trump said he was taking the high road by refusing to meet with the Democrats killed make this stuff up if I tried. But on Tuesday mornings Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell said that he would force a vote on a new Republican plan. As soon as this week, the Republican bill is expected to include federal unemployment benefit another round of funding for the Payroll Protection Program, PPP more money for testing and schools, and a Republican priority liability protections from lawsuits related to the virus of course they are. Instead of the three trillion dollar deal the Democrats passed, this one would cost around five, hundred billion. Donald. Trump. Monday also responded to the charges detailed in a recent article in the Atlantic denying the heinous comments he's accused of making about people who enlist get hurt captured or killed while serving their country in the military. In his so called press conference Monday trump accused US military leaders of pushing wars to increase profits for the defense industry projection much. Loved. The. Top people in the Pentagon. Probably are because they WANNA do nothing but fight war so that all of those wonderful comedies sake the bombs and. Everything, else they have this attack came after news reports that trump had described fallen servicemembers as losers and suckers, which of course Donald Trump denies former vice president. Joe. Biden told Union members on. Monday that referring to US soldiers in those terms, woods quote downright on American doctors in Berlin said on Monday that they had polled Russian opposition leader Alexei navalny out of a medically induced coma his doctor said he was a responsive as. A treatment for his poisoning with military grade nerve agent although his long term prognosis is not yet clear. The doctors treating and mission statement reads quote. It remains too early to gauge the potential long-term effects of his severe poisoning. Nevada was thrown to Germany on August twenty second after briefly being treated and Russia. After he got sick on this flight from Siberia to Moscow German specialists said he had been poisoned with the substance in the Nova Chalk family of toxins that was developed by the Soviet Union and similar nerve agents were used to poison another Kremlin opponent former Russian spy surge as scrip Paul who was poisoned in the. UK. Along with his daughter in March of twenty eighteen. 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Congressman Peter King 10-4-20

CATS Roundtable

06:19 min | 2 months ago

Congressman Peter King 10-4-20

"Jay Farner here CEO of Rocket mortgage making the right financial decisions has never been more important when you turn to Rocket mortgage. We can help guide you to those right decisions. Now when they matter most mortgage rates are near historic lows. So now is a great time to call 8338 rocket and if you need some extra money a Cash out refinance could give you that Financial boost you're looking for call today at 8338 Rocket game Rocket mortgage.com to learn more Comfort cost information and conditions Equal Housing lender license and all 50 states and MLS number 30 30. Good morning, New York. This is the cats Roundtable try and catch him. He's here Sunday morning, you know, we're always trying to get to the truth. Well, the Daily News had big headlines at the fire department were old or was old by the treasury Department 3.7 million dollars. Well the guy that gnome and is that advocating for for our city and advocating for the fire department? We have Congressman Peter King with us Congressman. How are you? John I'm doing fine so far. I'm healthy. My family's healthy. We all hope and pray that the president and the first lady fully recover and we're in the final month of a campaign and wage just have to work together. So right now I'm healthy my family's healthy. I know you are and that's the most we can hope for having our families healthy is number one priority tell us what's going on with the fire department who owes who the money let me start off with a simple statement this whole situation is disgraceful. We found out just a few months ago that the treasury Department has taken over three point nine million dollars from the fire department over the last actually going back a number of years and this money was intended off the FDNY nine eleven health program. This is the program it's needed to examine and treat and monitor firefighters who were down at 9 Thursday. Her very gently and painful and a vicious diseases from being down there and the money was being taken away. Now. It happened was this has nothing to do with the fire department home early. There was a dispute going back years between the the city of New York and Medicare of a certain payments has nothing to do with the fire department and the federal government to the truck department has responded by taking the money that's being disputed away from the fire department and its nine eleven health program. The fire department has nothing to do with this yet. The money was taken away. So it's absolutely disgraceful. I just found out about it several months ago when firefighters Union came to me tell me about it. I got the treasury Department to admit the money has been taken out and what they have agreed to do right now. This is small step. They've agreed to stop taking any more money and it's number one. Number two, though. We have to get the money back. It's been taken in previous years. Early, this goes back to 2004 and of that money two point 1 million was taken by CMS, which is the Medicare service in Washington and not the GMS told White House about two weeks ago that they would find a way to repay the money or as of yesterday. They still have it. So I have sent a very strong letter to see I'm saying this money has to be returned. I don't want to hear excuses that even though they took the money. There's no legal way to give it back. If you're taking money from firefighters who could be dying because of this service on nine eleventh federal government has to find a way to give that money back into simple as that. And so I'm going to keep this fight up. I've gone public with it again because again, they they sent were ever going to repay the money now the same they haven't found a way yet. They're still trying to do it time is running out. This isn't like with a highway bill or a building a bridge or something. Thing else that is just a matter of dollars and cents. This is a matter of human life and it has to be done and I don't know why over the years the city never told us is going on, you know about this kind of money from such a needed program is an excuse. Well now we are on it. There is the United effort and working with Carolyn Maloney on this to you know, to make sure we get the money back. But again, yeah getting the page news is that he's not going to take any more money out. So at least we stop this haemorrhaging of money and now we have to find a way to CMS the federal government has to find a way to get them back and the there's no excuses. They just have to do it. The treasury Department is also In fairness to them. They are putting pressure on on CMS the Medicare people to find a way to get this done and what we're looking at it tomorrow early. It has to be done governmentally. It has to be done and also politically I don't think the president wants to be running for re-election in the U and his administration is taking off. Money from the nine eleven firefighters were sick from a nine-eleven disease. Now again in fantasy if you got a 2004 was accelerated under the Obama Administration in 2016, and it's been continued for the Bush Administration and fairness. Probably nobody at the top going about it. This is the same decision made by a bureaucrat. Thank you for fighting so hard for our city in our country. Now you're retiring who's going to fight for our for our city in Congress. Well, they're getting home alone. He's been doing a job unless I have to get all this hopefully off my successor. I hope like it into Garbarino. He is told me that he will carry on this fight. And again, this has to be a United New York City down State Delegate New York City in Essex County Westchester County, Rockland County. All those are involved in this house who have residents of this constituent service involved have to carry on despite. This is something and also the mayor Be doing one of the major jobs you do more than government should be doing more and not be carrying our petty fights with the administration by painting black lives matter of Science in front of the trunk download more important damage done done. Well Congressman King have a great weekend. Thank you so much for letting us know the truth and we'll catch up with you real soon. Thank you very much. Thank you. This is the cats Round Table be right back.

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August 17, 2020

POLITICO Playbook Audio Briefing

04:45 min | 3 months ago

August 17, 2020

"Stay tuned for a message from the American investment council after the show. Good Monday morning I'm Jake Sherman and welcome to your political playbook audio briefing and I'm Anna Palmer ABC has nabbed the first interview with Joe Biden and Kamla Harris David Muir is interviewing the duo and will air next Sunday from eight to nine PM. It's notable. Sixty minutes isn't getting the interview. The, House Democratic leadership is bringing the Chamber back into session. Saturday for a rare vote. Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a letter sent Sunday evening that the house will try to pass eight US reform bill right now, leadership seems focused on bill pen, by New York Representative Carolyn Maloney, the chair of the oversight committee. Legislation prohibits US PS from making changes to service and reverts operations to where they were January first, and as of now, there will be USPS hearing August twenty fourth weekend sessions or rare. They're even more rare in the summer sandwiched between the two party conventions. How stems have an eleven thirty am caucus call to discuss this all the trump administration has privately said there's nothing to see here on the warnings from us they may not be able to deliver ballots, his standard fare plus the organization is losing money. So it has to adjust service when necessary but the president saying the opposite and leaking this all to mail in voting the. Boston Globe is reporting in Massachusetts Attorney General's discussing a possible lawsuit with other states to prevent USPS cutbacks. The politics here go beyond male and balance everyone gets mail. So lots of people are impacted when USPS cuts back on service rural districts especially meanwhile, The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board has this headline, the postal service services, good election advice. This isn't sabotage. It's an attempt to avoid state election failure and q the I. Emoji. John Casick said to CNN's Wolf Blitzer last night at six, forty, three PM. You're going to have a prominent congressman come out and declare support for Joe Biden. Let him do it I think he's going to tomorrow. And here's what is driving today the convention edition, The Democratic Convention, kicks off tonight at nine. PM Speakers Include Michelle Obama Senator Bernie Sanders Senator Catherine has mastel New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn Representative Bennie Thompson Representative Glenn More John Casick Senators Doug Jones and Amy Klobuchar. Joe Biden attend eight virtual fundraiser that will be pooled. The Post has all the details on the unconventional convention. Now, organizers are juggling hundreds of live feeds to recreate the feel of a party celebration. President trump will be on Fox and friends in the eight a M, our the Wall Street Journal is up with a piece about Joe Biden having a nine point lead against trump fifty to forty one in its latest polls Stephen Shepherd. Notes number of new polls show Biden's advantage remains significant though there are signs the race has tightened slightly from earlier this summer the New York Times is reporting a lot of trump's biggest donors in the two thousand sixteen campaign have not could've checked his re-election. Effort. Only six of the top thirty eight donors trump related super PACs in two, thousand, sixteen and twenty eighteen contributed to the president's reelection. But axios reports that Sheldon Adelson adviser and the Abboud recently told a group of donors. The ADELSON's are one, hundred, ten percent behind the president and that's going to become apparent shortly, Sethi Murray is in Boston for us and has more on how senator mark is throwing shade at the Kennedy Family in the Senate primary brawl. The vote is about two weeks away. Years, was untapped trump's Monday. The president will leave the White House at ten fifteen am and route to Minneapolis. You will arrive at MSP twelve twenty central time trump will travel to man-kit a Minnesota. Give a speech on jobs and the economy to PM. He will then leave for Oshkosh Wisconsin trump will deliver another speech jobs in the economy at four thirty. Afterward, who return to Washington trump will arrive at the White House at nine fifteen. Subscribed to playbook at politico dot com slash. Playbook. Private equity backed businesses are helping to provide a safe and more accessible educational experience for students, parents and teachers. This fall were providing free access to online learning platforms making digital textbooks, virtual classroom software available to students and teachers, and working with individuals school superintendents to develop health evaluation testing, and reopening plans back to school will look different this year but we're in this together learn more at investment council dot org slash back to school.

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Amanpour: David Kaplan, Carolyn Maloney, Anthony Hopkins and Kai-Fu Lee

Amanpour

56:59 min | 2 years ago

Amanpour: David Kaplan, Carolyn Maloney, Anthony Hopkins and Kai-Fu Lee

"They take one last ride around the world, the EMMY award winning Anthony, bourdain parts, unknown the final episodes chairs, Sundays at nine on CNN. Hello, everyone and welcome to almond for his what's coming up. Hi. Knife-edge drama playing out behind the scenes until the very last minute in a backroom. Deal supreme court. Nominee red Cavanaugh has been approved in committee amid calls an FBI investigation before a full Senate vote. I speak to the democratic congresswoman, Carolyn Maloney. She was moved to tears during Christine Blasi Ford's testimony and to Legal Affairs analyst. David Caplan whose new book warns the supreme court has become too powerful plus the Oscar winning actor. Anthony Hopkins from Hannibal the cannibal to King Lear, what's inspired his latest return to Shakespeare. Also a look to the future with tech expert Kaifu Lee, how the race for artificial intelligence will reshape our world. Welcome to the program. Everyone. I'm Christiane Amanpour in London from the United States to right here across the pond and points beyond the bread. Cavern nomination is in sharp focus as he inches a step closer to becoming the next US supreme court Justice. The judiciary committee voted along strictly partisan lines to approve him, but in a dramatic last-minute, move Republican Senator Jeff flake would exit the room earlier along with democratic colleague. Chris coons says that his vote in the full Senate would be conditional on an FBI investigation into allegations of sexual assault against Cavanaugh. Information a can't make that commitment for the leadership. I can only say that I would be only comfortable moving forward on the floor. I'll move it out of committee, but I will only be comfortable moving on the floor and till the f. b. i. has done more investigation than they have already. It may not take them a week. I understand that some of these witnesses may not want to discuss anything further, but I think we're, we owe them due diligence. But the chairman of the committee said that amounted to nothing more than quote a gentleman and women's agreement flakes change of heart probably had a lot to do with this remarkable moment earlier in the day, which came just minutes after his office said that he would vote for Cavanaugh children in your family. They have two children. I cannot imagine that for the next fifty years. They will have to. Of course, who has been accused of violating young girl, what are you doing sir? Anyone in your telling all women got fetal matter that they should just stay quiet because if you happen to them, that's what happened to me. And that's what you're telling all winning in America. So did that affect what he did later and demanding that FBI investigation, we don't know. But the supreme court is meant to be an impartial apolitical body after Kavanagh's broadside against the democratic members, deputy chairman, Dianne Feinstein question where the his kind of Justice could indeed be blind while Republicans just wanted to get the vote over with. This was not someone who reflected an impartial temperament or the fairness, and even handedness. One would see in a judge. This was someone who was aggressive and belligerent. I have never seen someone who wants to be elevated to the highest court in our country behave in that manner. Frankly, we've had enough time on this to a horse and I just have to say, let's be fair about this. Let's vote whichever way we want to. And let's let's move on this. I personally am tired of all the games all the gamesmanship that's been going on around. Not just this nominee, but others as well. Well, as we said, they did move on it, but there is this caveat for an FBI investigation once he gets to the full floor. So with me to discuss this from Washington is congresswoman, Carolyn Maloney. She was in the room during Christine Blasi Ford's testimony yesterday, and at one point broke into tears. Joining me from Raleigh, North Carolina, David Caplan whose new book is called the most dangerous branch inside the supreme court's assault on the constitution. David Caplan certainly Senator Feinstein, and a lot of the Democrats obviously were completely. They expressed outrage at what judge Cavanaugh said in his testimony yesterday, and he, they say, was unprecedentedly political in his self defense. I'm gonna play you a little bit of what he said in his denial of all these allegations. This whole two week effort has been calculated an orchestrated. Political hit, fueled with a parent, pent-up anger about President Trump and the two thousand sixteen election. Fear that has been unfairly stoked about my judicial record, revenge on behalf of the Clintons and millions of dollars in money from outside left wing opposition groups, David Caplan in all your study on the supreme court. Have you ever heard that kind of partisan rhetoric from from any kind of nominee much less to this prem- cold. Will perhaps Clarence Thomas almost thirty years ago when the Senate Judiciary committee had to investigate charges made by Nita hill against the nominee Thomas. But I think judge Cavin dust protest a little too much. He may have needed to be as belligerent and his political as one was yesterday to win over the most important watcher of the day, which was the president. He needed the president support of the president tweeted thereafter. And I think cavenaugh did himself good with some Republican senators who wanted to see Kevin come out swinging, but that is not judicial temperament. That is not what it looks like. And I think he did himself at that end a lot of harm. We tend to forget that stuff. Clarence Thomas has been a functioning member of the court for quarter century. It hasn't done a lot of institutional damage within the court itself, but the court does take a hit and I think cavenaugh at least short-term takes a hit. But if. The name of the game is getting confirmed. Cavanaugh was in a much better position after his testimony than beforehand and congresswoman. Maloney. Do you think that do you think he's in a better position now offers testimony? Yes. There was a whole sort of relief from his side of the aisle, but after today, do you think that he can count on being confirmed. I don't think you can count on anything until the votes are over and the votes are counted. It was the most partisan statement I have ever heard from any nominee to any court. He sounded more like he was on the campaign trail as a politician, trying to get elected. Then someone who was to be moved to the highest court of our country that is going to be confronting some of the most important decisions that affect the lives of millions of and rights of millions of Americans. I was astonished by his his, his demeanor. It was certainly not the demeanor of quarter that you ever think that they're going to be balanced. Our you hope and look at the at the issues the it was sort of like it was incredibly incredibly partisan, and I thought incredibly in appropriate. And one of the reasons by you're seeing such a deep feeling across the country and during this confirmation process. The feelings are deep. They are strong and they are deeply divided, and it is not good for the country divided. It's it's really something very, very profound about women's rights about the women's rights not just to be hurt, but also not to be Noord as the Senator said. And I think that one of the issues certainly for women is that this particular Justice might vote with a block that could overturn very, very important women's rights. So it's clear why women are very, very concerned about this. But that's why I want to ask David captain again because you seem to say that if he got onto the supreme court, like Clarence Thomas, he may be you may this may not have any effect on his judicial thinking and processes, but talk to me a little bit about how this Justice is very different than Gossage, for instance, took over from like minded Scalia, but Kevin would take over from what's being. Considered a swing vote and that is Anthony Kennedy, isn't it very, very consequential who sits on the court, and whether his temperament and his nonpartisanship can be vouched for David Caplan. I don't think anybody has any doubt that Brett Kavanagh is a conservative. He he, he's been a part of the conservative political movement for several decades worked in the Bush White House. He often was was ineffective hatchet-man within the party. Don't mistake him for some who's lived in the ivory ivory tower, his whole life and assuming he takes Justice Kennedy seat. The court is going to shift, right? Those predictions are correct. Chief, Justice Roberts a conservative as well will pass for some middle of the court. He'll become the swing Justice, but cavenaugh will move the court to the right. I'm not so sure that he will explosively vote to overturn Roe v Wade. But he will surely look to cut back on federal power agencies like the EPA cutback on the clean water act, Clean Air Act, the power, this curies and Exchange Commission regulation of the workplace. And that's really the holy grail for many conservatives. Its conservatives. It's not so. Social issues. So much like abortion now, I think I don't think Roe v Wade will find a friend in brick Cavanaugh to be sure, but they didn't really have one in Anthony Kennedy except for a couple of decisions few years ago. And then back in nineteen Ninety-two and Justice Kennedy voted in the Casey opinion to uphold bro, v wave. But I don't think Cavanaugh will necessarily vote to explicitly overturn Roe. I think he will merely approve of a lot of antiabortion regulations that various states pass, which his temperament will his temperament matter. I'm not sure Justice. Thomas is still angry over his hearings than I report in the book thirty years later. He's enraged over it, but he was a conservative when he went on the court. And did he turned further to the right as a result of his hearings? I don't think so. I think Kavanagh's judicial views. He's ideology is pretty much set in stone. Now. Who is because he hasn't put his papers out, like Kagan, did ninety. Nine percent of her papers were put on the internet for the public to read. Very few of Kavanagh's have been put forward. FBI investigations used to be pro fomer, but for the allegations against him, they, they have not been investigated. And all these allegations coming in from women that and they're not being listened to their, not being looked at. They're not being investigated. They, I thought, I thought Dr Ford's testimony was incredibly moving, especially when she talked about why she couldn't understand what she needed to doors in her house. She and her husband had to go to someone to help her think it through. And it came back to Brett Cavanaugh and feeling that she was going to be killed by him and running out of the door and needed another door to run into. So I think that a lot of women have had these types of experiences and no one has listened to them and when they do talk. They are rewarded like she is, what does she gained from this? She's had death threats. Her family has had to move twice because of the death threats on her. Most women never work again. Anita hill never had another job in government. Again, a women who come forward and speak out are often are often lift through it. Again. They feel like they've been raped to gain and how they're being treated. And I feel that this next election and how they have treated these allegations, you are going to see a fury. You're not going to see the year of the woman. You're going to see the decade of the woman reacting to how serious allegations about her life about her body. She came forward, she wanted to be anonymous. She didn't wanna come out in the public. She didn't want to be attacked like she's being attacked, Kevin talks about how he's been attacked. She's been attacked for more. Deeply and seriously than than than he has. He has to gain a seat on the supreme court. All she's gaining is a tax in this situation. So now we have the specter of some kind of investigation. We don't know how how long we don't know how many witnesses. We don't know how this next chapter of the drama is going to play out, but I want to play for you. Something of a highlight of yesterday's here in which was precisely on this issue and Senator Durbin almost judge Cavill about whether he would submit of whether he would he would think of an FBI investigation. And here's how that exchange went. Judge cabinet, will you support an FBI investigation right now? I, I will do whatever the committee wants to personally. Do you think that's the best thing for us to do. Want to answer look center. I've, I've said, I wanted a hearing. I'd said, I was welcomed anything. I'm innocent. This thing was held held when it could have been presented in the ordinary way. It could have been held in handled confidentially at first which was what Dr Ford's wishes were as I understand it and wouldn't have called destroyed. My family like this. This effort has. So do you think he's what ego for an f. b. i. investigation. Absolutely not. No, right. He he's, he's fought it. He's, I mean, his his answer was his answer was terrible. Okay. So now I mean, if you if you really, I understand why why he and the Republican senators think that any delay just allows public opinion and perhaps of the opinion of Republicans on the fence to possibly move to opposition. But I think if you wanna maintain this Kavanagh does that he's totally innocent. It's pretty hard not to just simply answer the question about the FBI with sure bring it on because the Republicans aren't going to necessarily follow his request either. Instead of that long winded rambling vase of answer. I'm might have counseled the nominee the simply say, yes, yeah. Well, I wanna play you juuling. That say, juuling testimony from either side of the aisle on this issue of investigation, I from Lindsey, Graham who spoke about Kavanagh's testimony yesterday and then from Cory Booker who talked about who could be broad to be investigated. Some of the democratic Senator say, some of some of Christine Blasi phones allegations can be corroborated. An all of them can be investigated. So let's just listen to these two soundbites. I've been doing this legal stuff most of my life. Never heard a more compelling defense of one's honor and integrity than I did from Brett Kevin. Oh, he looked in the air by the and he was mad and he should have been mad all I can say about miss Ford. I feel sorry for her and I do believe something happened to her and I don't know when and where, but I don't believe it was Brett cavenaugh. And as a prosecutor, you couldn't get out of the batter's box because America before you can chew accuse somebody, but crime, you have to tell them when it happened and where it happened and you have to prove beyond a reasonable doubt. It did happen. Chairman. Lynn Brooks who said she did not want to come forward another friend from Yale and showing that this is not partisan. She is a Republican chairman, she did not want to come forward. But last night after listening to his testimony was so offended by his lies that this is what his friend from Yale registered Republican said. There is no doubt in my mind that while at Yale, he was a big partier often drank to excess. And there had to be a number of nights. He does not remember. In fact, I was witness to the night. He got tapped into his fraternity and was stumbling drunk, and he was in a ridiculous saying, really dumb things, and I can almost guarantee that there is no way that he remembers that night. So congresswoman, you know, the politics, you're right in there on a daily basis of this year on the house. But I mean, other going to be now forced to, I don't know what the process is just, I mean, to subpoena them to talk to them what if some of these people don't want to come forward. They can subpoena them. And what is this is such an important appointment that has increased in some ways. It's the most powerful -pointment in our country and can change the direction on rights and and direction of our country. It is incredibly important and people have no idea who Brett Cavanaugh is. He says, he's a choirboy and you have numerous women who've come out and said, he's a predator that he's a sexual person who sexually assaulted them. He may not remember, but Dr Ford remembers clearly, she remembers him putting his hand over her mouth so and she was afraid she was going to be inadvertently killed. So she remembers and she has cited three or four other people that know him know her and were there that night at the least we should talk to them if the other three women that have come forward. Are credible. You should investigate that too. Well, this is a character. This is incredibly important, and this should be answered before you put someone on the supreme court, and I think it is. Sorry, that's what makes just just running slightly out of time, but I need to ask you David Caplan about the nature of the supreme court as well. What the congressman is saying is obviously important. There needs to be an investigation of these kinds of allegations for both sides and for there to be credibility going forward. And particularly at this moment, you. I completely endorse the idea of an investigation. And frankly, further hearings if you learned anything yesterday, even though the crux of Dr Ford's allegations had already out there by seeing her testify by observing her demeanor, you could assess her credibility and under cross examined, see how she held up in a way that a mere FBI investigation can't do, but I'd like to pick up something pick on pick up on something that the congresswoman said. She said that this appointment might be the most important for the country for the next generation. And one I argue in my book is that that agreement from both liberals and conservatives is a problem. Why do we accept that? The supreme court? And they single vote on the supreme court ought to be determining key social and political policy for generation, whether it's on abortion or gun control. Or campaign finance regulation. Why do we all in an unquestioning way allow nine unelected unaccountable judges to determine what goes on to enter debris field. Well, you you want the court vindicate the rights under the first amendment free expression, the rights of criminal defendants under the fourth amendment concerning unreasonable search and seizure, the turn it is to have true judicial restraint. It's to have the kind of court. We used to have fifth made sixty eighty one hundred years ago where the court had the courage to say that's an important issue, but it's not for judges to resolve. You need to go across the street. Go back to congress and state legislatures and fight it out in democracy. If you don't like democracy, if you don't like some of the folks in congress, if you don't like who your president is, if you don't who like who your state legislators are, vote them out of office and pick those who will. Pass the right bills, choose the right policy. The fact that we don't like what goes on in legislatures and congress now is no excuse to then head to the courts to achieve our victories there. And I think one of the consequences of the courts, transcendent power for fifty years is comfirmation circuses like this had also leads to the distortion of presidential elections in two thousand sixteen and ultimately is bad for the court itself. Well, I mean, especially clear from many, many outsider's point of view that the court has become incredibly political, and this as the world looks to America for the ultimate and impartial Justice. Let me just say you both. Thank you very much, David captain and also congresswoman, Maloney, and this will continue for the next week at the very least. My name is Paul Shirley, and I've gone on a lot of dates. I've noticed something on these dates. I often find myself telling the same stories stories about my mother teaching sex Ed stories about playing college basketball stories about playing basketball and almost dying in the process. We all do this. 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So check out the full forty eight now, bleach report podcast and Spotify. So if there ever was a Shakespeare play for these turbulent political times, it is king Lia the demise of a demanding king, the backstabbing, power, merchants, who surround him, the chaos of war. The masterpiece is always timely and the latest actor taking on this demanding character is Sir, Anthony Hopkins, thirty years since he trolled the boards as Leah onstage. He's now bringing him to Amazon prime where he embodies the aging king, dividing his kingdom between his daughters. No, we have divided in three kingdom. Hostile, ten to shake kennison business for my age, conferring them on youngest drinks while we unburdened Kroll toward death. Hopkins is an actor beloved and feared for his work, whether in his Oscar winning rollers, Hannibal Lecter in the silence of the lambs, all his stifled Butler in the remains of the day where he managed to convey love and anguish with heartbreaking. Subtlety King Lear is out today, and we spoke recently about his remarkable life and career and what drew him to this pot. Finally. Anthony Hopkins, welcome to the program. You know, we are all so familiar with your massive body of work, and it just strikes me as a really interesting question to ask you thing. You didn't really want to be an actor. You've said music art, where you'll, I loves and you sort of stumbled into acting by mistake. How so? I wanted to be a musician. I wanted to be pianist. The. Composer. Played the piano ever since I was a kid six years of age seventeen of the law subs in school, not qualified to do anything, hopeless, everything, academically, no sports, nothing like that. So I didn't know what I was going to do and sending a scholarship for the Cardiff college of music and drama. So I thought, well, maybe I'll go and try scholarship as an actor and see if I can stick into the music department. Anyway, I I'd never acted before in my life and I did a piece from fellow and I did the audition. I didn't know what I was doing, but I did the audition full of sound and fury, and the gave this scholarship much to my surprise. So that's how I am how I start lover. Well, beach working for living. Let let me ask you something because it's really interesting to hear that fifty years ago. You got your big stage break by playing, sir. Lawrence alleviates under study in the Strindberg play. And one day as every actor dreams, the principal fell ill couldn't play and you stepped into the role, and I just wonder what you think about that serendipity and what he then said, the great man himself alleviate road. A new young actor in the company of exceptional promise named Anthony Hopkins was understudying me and walked away with the part of Edgar like a cat with a mouse between his teeth. That's pretty amazing. What did you think when you got that kind of validation ambitious young kid, you know, I, I wanted to do everything and be everywhere of skits different. I was under studying Livia. He seemed to take a shine to me because. I was very strongly in by strong man. You know, because I was physically very strong and tough, and I think he valued that actors. He said, you have to be strong very healthy and fit. So he gave me an understudy part to understood himself and he'd never been in this life than he had cancer, and those had it of radium treatment, I think. And I was told that I was phone one morning. You're on stage tonight. I see. You're kidding me. And I thought the joking. And I went into the theater for rehearsal. I'd learned the entire part. That's my thing does prepare the rehearsal, Robert Stevens, Jerusalem Koon, and Glenn bam, shows directing. And unfortunately the alleviates costume and cuneiform fitted me anyway. They started and. A huge round of applause at the end of it in the town of todos. Very good as far too young, but a live, your had come out of hospital. He visited the city was thousand for some dressed up this over-quota and stood at the back of the too much me. I mean, phoned me next eight. He's, how'd you feel? I said, what I've scared east. I bet you were. She did very well to your boy and any problems I I went. I went through about three shirts, so wet with perspire and sweaty. So that's tension. I tell on take with very about twenty five years. That's pretty that is a great story. And particularly that he got out of his sick bed brace basically and came to what you it is amazing story and you. You mentioned that one of your folks roles was a fellow and and you then took on a whole raft Reema of Shakespeare roles, but I'm fascinated that you sort of made MacBeth walked out and decided you just didn't wanna do that anymore in nineteen Seventy-three. What was going on in your career in your life in your relationship with Shakespeare? At that time, when I was about boy, I was I was trouble, you know, values, restless and I didn't fit in. I, I think it was nothing to do with feeling. Well, sure and fear, but I just didn't feel I belonged anywhere and I still have that feeling to this day. I, I never fit in quite easily with people in the acting business. I love working with actors, but I always feel slightly a bit of the outsider, and I think that's been my driving force. I suppose if you wanna call it, then. And I, I couldn't. I wasn't a very good team player and things went wrong during our production. And one day I said, that's it. And there was a director famous director, John next of bit of a monster, but he was great director, but he was a bully. I one day. I said, that's it. Agent as not going any more. You see the, you'd never work again. I don't care. I don't get, and I didn't. That was my. I didn't care about anything. I look back over the years. I think we'll ever hadn't done made that decision. It was probably the wrong decision. All I know. But. I was I was motivated by, I think wrestlers anger Harragan know that, but I wouldn't be here today. If I hadn't done that. Really interesting the way you the way you you describe all your, you know your, your own sort of feelings and the way you are. I wanna play just from what I know leapfrogging a lot. But so many people know you for so many things, but especially the younger generation for the Hannibal Lecter and I wanna play, you know how? How kind of awful a psychotic you are in this in this performance and what an amazing impact it's had, which is going to play a clip for a moment. I'll agents starting you think you can set me this blown little too. I thought that your knowledge, they're still in business. You know what you looked like to me with your good thing can be cheap shoes, look like a room a while, scrubbed, hustling. The case. Tuitions commuting down that you not more than one generation from Paul. Why are you styling and the x. tattle desperately to shed pure West Virginia. Your father, a coma Stingl land. Now how quickly the boys do all those tedious sticky fumblings in the backseat of cars economically of getting. Away at the end. I mean, it's chilling, even today we watch it. I wonder what your reaction to that is you got an Oscar for playing that role, and I wonder how you acting life changed after that role? My agent phoned enough noon is in the early host, the early getting ready to go on. There's a long run this another, getting tired and bored to break out. May my sent me a script. You them, you read from a script called silence of the lambs, and I thought it was, I said, as children's stories, no, it's with Jodie Foster and play part of Hannibal Lecter. They, they're very interested in you playing it. So the script came, I read part of it. I phoned him up. I said, is this an offer or not? And he said, but it's not enough. They're very interesting, but I don't want to read anymore. This is one of the best parts of to see fullback analogy said, Jonathan Demme the director's coming to see you tomorrow night. Your home. I said, okay. And I knew how to play it. I don't know why I know how to play these parts. It's a strange feeling, but it's in my muscles in my nature. I guess. I guess I'm an act of by freaky chance. I don't know why I'm not an intellectual, not an educated person, but I have this instinct for it and a sudden toughness and ROY Innis in my nature described your toughness and not being gentle actor, and you did say to the TV movie critic, Barry Norman back in nineteen Ninety-three the British critic after playing Lecter Nixon Hitler, all of those dog rolls you said it's the certainty within them that's attractive. The unblinking look into the darkness. I think I understand that for some reason. It's a pretty big admission that, yes, I quite can't quite understand anything about what I meant by that. I still don't get it, you know. But I've always had that instinct of. I was a kid. Of the certainty of that life is tough and hard, and I came from a background. My father was hard working my grandfather, but there was certain toughness about them that didn't mince where it's very touchy feely, and I think that's what I did is beyond the go. It was just an instinct that forced me to look at life as it is, for example, in the Lia can I jump to that from moment you can, but I wanna play. I wanna play a. I want to ask you about that because I'm going to play a clip. So you mentioned earlier and you know, we're circling all the way back in your career to Shakespeare. And of course it's been played by many, many grades your old buddy three and McKellen is doing it in the West End in Britain. Right now, Glenda Jackson, the other great British actress is about to take on King Lear on Broadway, and now you taking the film version before I pay play a clip. I wanna know what. It is about Lear that even fascinates you will. I pleaded use ago. Thirty s scoop and David has production was very good protection and I played, but I was too young. I was forty seven and I, you know, does up and I didn't know what I was doing, but I, I was afraid of it and it will. I wasn't as okay, but I knew I missed it because now I'm eighty. I'm in my first year. Now I understand the muscle of the man, the power of the man and about old age and about loneliness about death. And I've always had that sense in my nature about death and my favorite poems about not death more talent, but about the certainty of life about the certainty of mortality and like TSN. I have seen the moment of my Christmas flip and I've seen the tunnel footmen hold my coat and snicker and ensure I was afraid, and I wanted to pay Lear without the fanfares of bowing and scraping trumpet just as. An old warrior, whose impatient with everyone and has no time for nonsense. He only loves one creature. That's his daughter cordelia who I believe. In child. My my wife was killed in charter, gives us her so t to tell like a boy. Give a sword and bow, narrow fought with. So she was like a boy to me, but the other two girls, I didn't have any time for them and this and this is in my nature as well. I'm not a very touchy feely person. I don't have any friends much to speak up. This is my own personal, but I'm like, my wife says, don't you just enjoy solitude? I said, yes, I do. I do wanna play this clip from the film that you're in, and it's a more modernistic unusual adaptation of Lia and this is the scene you just talked about cordelia and how you treat it like a boy in this scene, you kind of disowning her. That's just play it. But that's not been born. Not pleased. Of. Let's see to the lead. We have. Portion, put yourself propose an I will make a cordelia, don't you of nothing. I have sworn firm. I'm sorry. So lost father. Demons lose husband. Peace be with Kenedy. To respect him fortunes, his love of shallow p his wife. I Cody D. And virtues here I seize upon the hasta king. That'd be. We have no such daughter nor shall ever see that face of hers. Again. Defa will be gone Greece. Bennis. It's very clear that you're not a touchy feely father there. How how, how do you feel when you look at that? That clip I su- to recently. I was in Rome and. I saw the film. I was moved not by my own. The foams is moved by the nature of that scene because it's very well. It's very part of my own life. And I, it sounds weird to say that because I don't know quite what I mean. But this something I know about this, something in my nature, I know maybe three expense with my parents, my father, my grandfather darkness, that term don't make it. Mysterious, but there is something that moves me about the finality of love, the finality of betrayal. And finally, you know. You know, they're not long the days of wine and roses off, we go into darkness. Do you now when did you feel that acting was not a mistake? Oh. Just recently. Recently, I was thinking my goodness, I've had a long life. I've had mazing life had a great life. I've worked with some extraordinary people and I am what I am today, and I the window and I think, how did I get you? And I can't really count for any absorb chance of given somebody breaks and. Made many, many mistakes, but I've managed to pull myself up again by the bootstraps and go on with it. So I know it's the only thing I can do have other hobbies, painting. I play the piano when I compose music, but this is the one thing that I do and I love and I relish and I hope I do feel more things like that, but it's been the best life and there was no mistake made and one one night we'll say one last thing. The happiest time of my life is now because I've given get rid of self consciousness being fee of self consciousness being free to not to realize that I'm not that important. None of that that hot who have for very limited time among. We think we are important think again, because we're not and not important at all. And that's the great freedom I feel now there's no scape life is terminal. I like that sounds like that. I liked it. Gallows human note. It's been a pleasure speaking to you, Sir. Anthony Hopkins. Thank you for joining me. Thank you very much. Thank you. And if I might say an important reflection by science and you Hopkins on self-importance it does strike cord at a time when our roles in society of being transformed by technology here comes artificial intelligence at breakneck speed, replacing jobs and changing the economy's in the race to achieve innovation expert. Dr Kaifu Lee's says that if data is the new oil, then China is the new Saudi Arabia. He's worked both in the United States and China with the resume, including Google apple and Microsoft. His new book is superpowers China's Silicon Valley and the new world order connects the dots on decades of development, and he tells a hurry strain of awesome that AI is at the heart a story about what makes us human. You've worked in artificial intelligence for a long time. You talk about different phases. You've got the sort of internet phase in business. You call it the is in ears and the hands and feet. Explain that I've Aleutian sure today we're already surrounded by internet that is being used within the Amazon, Google Facebook. In fact, this is how they've become so valuable because they take the data that we provide and our actions and use that to maximize their revenue or user benefit or some combination. That's the natural for step because they have the most data. The next step will be business. So banks, insurance, hospitals, and so on will collect a in. We'll have they in their domains and they can use it to make better decisions about credit card, fraud detection, long approvals, investment allocation. And so on. But these are both phrase one face to are both based on existing or being generated. Big data being generated. The third face is when the I has is it years and they can see in here. So Amazon go, Amazon echo are examples of that, but that's going to be everywhere as devices become cheaper and sensors embedded everywhere, along with the internet of things, adding to this network, capturing the physical world and doing things that couldn't be done before such as Thomas store without any human involvement. Then the last face, the fourth face is autonomous phase where the hands and feet are added. For example, AI can decide on making loans to people what kind of insurance policies to issue. I can be added with computer vision and robotics and. Bill, the self-driving autonomous vehicles or machines that can manufacture future products without human involvement or even autonomous agriculture picking up fruits and vegetables and strawberries. So really taking over all the routine jobs, we have you just rattled off for different industries, all the loan officers in the world, all the drivers in the world, all the pickers of crops. These are. You're talking about a seismic shift here. You're talking about billions of unemployed people if all of these jobs go away. Yes. And the good news is that this will generate amazing efficiency and the phenomenal phenomenal amount of wealth that will help move us forward. And the question is, what happens to those and employed people, how this, the redistribution of wealth and the retraining for the new jobs or early retirement or shift to volunteerism can transition the work sows so that people can continue productively happily, how does our education system change to prepare for this? So the education system has to stop guiding people towards the jobs that have no future. So even vocational schools have to rethink, are we going to have as many auto mechanics. Or truck drivers, we're we're not, but we might still have a large number of plumbers because I can't handle the variations of environments, and we're going to need more elderly care more nursing more teachers. So the entire job mix will change and education should change along with it. In the book, you lay out almost a four quadrant matrix at the types of jobs that will be most likely to be replaced or are being replaced now and the types that are least replaceable explain. So if we look at this defensively, what are the things I cannot do? That's what we should put our energies. A, I cannot be creative and cannot become passionate. Those are the two biggest core pillars there other things, but these are the two core things. So the four quadrants would correspond to four types of human AI symbiosis. So for the highly creative, highly compassionate jobs, a doesn't have a chance at the best is tools to. Help us to better in those jobs for the jobs that are highly creative, but doesn't require human interaction. Compassion than humans will continue to create with AI becoming tools to help them be more creative. Let's say, scientists discover more drugs for the jobs that are highly interactive with human component, compassion empathy, but not that creative. Those are the kinds of jobs where AI little engines will become dominant, but humans will really rack their warmth and actively around it. For example, doctors teachers. They'll they'll make the professions more effective and leverage the tools and be able to reach out to more people that way. So how does it doctors job change in twenty years with, let's say, an assistant, I think the doctor, yes. I think the doctors job will change into that of interacting with the patient. Understanding the patient's history, teasing out all of the necessary ingredients to make a good noses have the make the patient feel listen to and then have rely on the I to make the possible diagnosis and the doctor can potentially override in the beginning. But over time the I will be so much better. The doctor is going to be mainly the human communication tool to offer warmth, compassion care, confidence, and that outcome means the type of healthcare that we're able to get today can be. Provided to all the poor regions and countries at a much lower cost. Your book is called the superpowers and there's a lot of concern on the balance between who has lead and whereas the edge and do they overtake each other, who's advantage here you start out by saying that look China's, not in the lead right now, but we're exceleron and catching up in an incredibly fast pace right US led all the technology research and it's actually openly publishing shared. So China like every other country has an opportunity to take those algorithms and implement them. The China's advantage is that China has a lot of entrepreneurs and a lot of capital fund them, and they work extremely hard, entertaining, and finding every business opportunity in phases one, two, three, and four of AI. And but most importantly, China has a lot more data than everyone else because all this AI. Is automatically learning based on data the more day that you have the better your is and China has more users and also more data per user. So the companies that are being built in China has an inherent advantage of of having more more data and therefore training better given. There's so much data being generated in China on your facial recognition and on your shopping habits, where does privacy come into the mix? They are clear laws that would forbid companies from sharing or selling the data. So actually the Facebook Cambridge, and the liquor case would have been more seriously prosecuted and pee more people would be put into jail for illegally sharing private data. However, the collection by a company of where you went on your shared bicycle or what you bought on your mobile phone is not so different from what these Google and. Open table about about the American consumers is just that the speed of adoption, this faster. I think ultimately every country has to figure out how to balance privacy, personal safety, convenience. These things can't all be perfectly had. Are you concerned about the size of companies getting too big and leaving people out whether it's Google and Facebook and Amazon here or could be ten center Alibaba and China? Yes, yes, I am. I think there is a virtuous cycle for them because more data bills better products makes more money than more machines. Even more data that virtuous cycle makes monopolies harder to break. Traditionally monopolies were were there because of exclusive access to resources a great brand user loyalty or technology edge. Or high hurdle of entry, but now the I can add this virtuous cycle. So I think we need to be cautious about the companies that are getting to powerful. I think there's still plenty of room for innovation and entrepreneurship in areas that they're not currently dominant that used to be. The picture was two guys in a garage coming up with a better mouse trap, right or something better. Ken to young women in a dorm room, build something that challenges Alibaba rooms on, I think so. I think they can invent a brand new application and that will over time come into competition and challenge, sort of like how Facebook. Became kind of threat to Google at times kind of how actually in China by do was the big company and then tencent and Alibaba emerged. So I think the new companies can challenge old ones, but probably generally not in directly going into a market in which a nearly monopolistic position is already there. Ask you. This question is both somebody who understands both of these cultures growing up in Tennessee, working in China being Chinese, and also as an investor. The last six months to year have been a low point in the relationship between the United States and China were right now engaged in a trade war. How how do you see this playing out. Well, I think u. s. and China have such mutual dependencies technology that continued trade war would just be a lose lose. And also it's a very sad and for me because I think there's huge affinity by the Chinese people for America. As China opened up, it looked to the market economy in the US. It looked to Bill Gates as their heroes, and actually, if you go back further, historically, there's the American flying Tigers World War Two. There's Americans donating ching university, the best school in China. So all that goodwill I think is seems to be melting away from the US side. And I think that would be such a pity and and all of us, my colleagues who have benefited from the great American education. So there's every reason for US and China to work together because. Of the. Already intermingled technology situation and for such strong affinity coming from China towards US and whatever the governments want to argue and fight over. I sure hope the American people understand there are one point, three billion people who love to be America's friends. You've said that it took a horrible stage four cancer diagnosis for you to learn to slow down and you're actually evangelizing in a way for other companies in China to create a different kind of work culture. I, I am trying to do that. I don't expect to be completely successful. I think the forces of the generations of poverty and the hunger for success is too much to and to insurmountable. But I do see, in my personal case, I was working as hard as the entrepreneurs that my company funded and only when I got sick, did I realize that all the money and fame cannot buy back my health or the love of my family. So I came to realization by facing death, and I wanted to share that experience with the those people who will listen book is called superpowers China, Silicon Valley in the new world order. Thanks for joining us. Thank you, hurry. Such an interesting perspective and experienced just in his professional, but in his personal life as you heard at the end there and that is it for our program. Thanks for watching. Remember you can always listen to our podcast see us online at Amazon dot com, and you can follow me on Facebook and Twitter. Goodnight from London.

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The Stuttering John Podcast-November 3rd, 2020

The Stuttering John Podcast

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The Stuttering John Podcast-November 3rd, 2020

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So this is going to be a hell of a lineup so you don't want to miss this one people. This is going to be the best ones. You know what I didn't even go on my hike today. I was going to hike but I thought I had a conference call with the advertisers morning at 9. So it's going to do Thursday. Then I had to set up everything. I did Stephen grillo's Aftershock podcast just now cuz he had Gennifer flowers on and I rekindled my my my romance with her by asking her the same ridiculous questions. Although we did find out why she was giggling when I asked it. Was there ever a threesome it turns out Bill Clinton did ask her for a threesome and that's what god of the Laugh Now it all makes sense. So we learn that today. Hello Lance Rivera. Thank you for the 99 Cents. I don't care everything else. I know we're all in tough Financial Times now, I mean crap. I haven't done a stand-up gig in so long and it ain't looking any better because Florida the co-counsel going up and up and up and you know, I don't I don't anticipate I'll be doing any shows in Florida or anywhere else time soon Benny local. Thanks for the five bucks. Hello, Jaan Niki chat. Yes. I'm chewing my arm off in anticipation. This is an anxiety-ridden day. I do have to say I woke up and you know just as soon as I got on Twitter, I started reading like the like the bad news already like, you know, and I know that it's sensationalism. I know they're doing it to like try and get us on the edge of our seat. I think they're even doing it to make sure that we get out and vote. So it could be a combination of both but it says buying is up ten points throughout the country, but the swing States off the difference is narrowing and I was like, oh come on. How could that be? Then? I went on CNN Anderson Cooper and he was like talking, you know about the jet which state he was saying at Lindsey Graham will probably win, Oh my god, listen, South Carolina get off your asses and vote. We gotta get this freaking lady G Grandma out of the freaking out of a his own seed. We gotta take over and see Jamie Harrison's got a win and everybody in South Carolina has got to make sure that happens. You don't want another six years in this idiot. Please dead. Mitch McConnell Mitch mcnicholas, we gotta get him out of there too. Can't stand this prick. Let's get him out of there. And you know, let's get Amy McGrath to beat him there. And then let's get Sarah Gideon to take take main kick out Susan Collins that Trader and then it looks like Mark Kelly is going to take out McSally and level we have a chance for Iowa. Let's get rid of Joni Ernst. Let's get rid of all these people. They're horrible for our democracy. They attach their freaking umbilical cord to the Trump train and it's time they go we need them. We need all we not we have we have to drain the swamp and when I say the swamp I'm saying these Trump sycophants because they're annoying and they're lowlifes. I already saw some tape on Twitter of the voter suppression too fat white guys trying to like stop people from voting. I I saw it happening in New Jersey. They put up a barricade in front of the polling place. This is the kind of BS that the GOP and they're sick of fans are going to try and Pull and this is why faith in God a federal judge said to the US Postal Service you go and make sure that no ballot is Left Behind and they are doing that Across the Nation right now because Louis dejoy, we're onto you. We're onto you do Joy. We know what's going on with you you prick you corrupt freaking want to be mobster. We know what's going on. And now you're going to be held accountable. We are swimming today. Now we earn on and I'm telling you right now be optimistic. I'm cautiously optimistic and that's why I can't wait to have my first guests James Carville on because he is going to really answer my questions about all that's going on and all this doomsday news. I'm hanging from the media. Hello Canadian bacon six foot been Anna Collins listening and waiting in Ireland. Look, this is not just about America. This is about every country every country wants to dotar doubt. I'm telling you right now, Ireland England Denmark Norway Sweden, France Italy Germany. They may want this schmuck out of the white house because he doesn't belong there. Just like my guest yesterday Anthony scaramucci said There's a reason why he's building an unscalable wall because because he doesn't want to be taken out now Cheri Jacobus again. Got me nervous got me nervous this morning, cuz she tweeted out, you know his Trump building the wall around the White House cuz he knows something that we don't in other words. He's expecting a riot when they cheat and rig the election off all these questions will be answered by the great James Carville political strategist and The Ragin Cajun will be on here in a couple of minutes to answer all those questions. And then Carolyn Maloney will try and soothe some of our fears as well. And then we'll hit home with Don Winslow and wage on that note first. Let me play a Lincoln project ad and this is for this pertains to doctor falchi and Let's just this is what's going on here. Okay people. All right, so let me get this up for you guys. And then here we go. Dr. Anthony falchi has served as director for the National Institute of infectious diseases since Nineteen Eighty-Four. 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John falchi is in a civil service position Trump cannot fire him interesting. Interesting will have to ask Mister. Kolbo about that James Carville is going to be here any second and I can't wait. I also have a Don Winslow film all cued up and down. I don't know. Love you to Dianne Marshall and let's see we play the Don Winslow one as I'm waiting for James, okay. This is the Don Winslow film. He makes the greatest of weight changes here. So let me cancel that. Okay, without further Ado political strategists The Ragin Cajun James Carville on the Stuttering John program. How are you James? I'm good, man. See that first president LSU Charmin kicking ass from the get-go Williams James. I woke up today and I got like a little nervous. So I need you to soothe my anxiety because the first thing I saw was that although Biden's up 10% in the National polls. It says the swing states are narrowing what say you I didn't who stood Journal went back into the swing States and said that didn't see any changes. Oh really? That's the one who that's the one that they were citing. Well, it's narrower than the overall wage. But there's a hope but just some Arizona's now a little bit Pennsylvania's not a little bit. There's a whole cottage industry in scaring to ship out of that crash. All right, everybody comes on to just any bad news that they can find and these guys know that they can't get clicks. If it's a little too political like one of the worst offenders have stories had poles in Wisconsin tightening said a purple bow before was no 52-43 and this one was 4943 could be a rounding error off of scary, you know. Yeah, that's what it's sensationalism. Isn't it James? Well, it's just they know that if it's bad news that every Republican a great treat it in every Democrat is all right, cuz the Democrats are so neurotic. So on edge so afraid they should be this is a Democrat. Today you don't have like history and you know, they say well would it be like if I lived in 1860s would it be like in December 1941 shipped over there. The future of this Republic is not a good job at all. Not at all. No, but are you as optimistic that we're going to kick his fat ass? I am if if I just Go by reason I feel very good. But you know if you go in and you have a medical procedure and they say look does just 90% of time. This thing goes well with 10% Don't go through. Well, well, what are you going to be going to be apprehensive? So yeah, I am from everything on know how long I'm superbly confident. But the the I don't think it's anything like 2016. I don't think the analogy is hold up. Just turn out is a normal. I think the net effect of that. It might hurt us a little bit in, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin because we have a slack in a is in a rope is probably what rule small town working class, right, but I think this real upside in Georgia, Arizona, Texas Yeah, and we have a good lead in those three states and but I don't like anything that's unknown because the known is good. Yeah, you know might be better, but I'd like to just follow my hand. And write my sack and go go home. What do you think about, Florida? If nationally Florida never runs in a close election, Florida as ours closed. All right, and we don't have any reason to think this election is going to be closed. And what what's happened is is the Congressional polls much more optimistic, then the national polls which are much more optimistic than the Statewide both. They all going to have to converge tonight. I hope they're converging a good direction. But do you think that we will know cuz I know you said that we'll know by 10:00 tonight. Are you still sticking to that? I am sticking to that? Yes. Now what you have to say to have some chance that you'll know that it's going to be closed. I don't think it's going to be closed. I think I think would rather the Network's declare it they have their own kind of wage do it but guy said I know can look at two counties and tell you which way it's going to go. Yeah, which to Well, I probably look at New Hanover and North Carolina. I really love close at Gwinnett in Georgia. You need you need Stacy got to think fifty Seven and shove. So if you get sixty in Gwinnett, you can be pretty golden Duvall in Pinellas in for Florida that both kind of 50/50, you know, something will come in early June and that's where the villagers aren't some got 68 something. It's not if he gets sixty and something he's done if he gets what James I'm sorry. He gets sixty and something home county. He's done. Okay, so and and then how about Texas? We got a shot. Absolutely and real shot in Arizona. Probably a favorite. Okay, I'm just going through all these states. Like how about Pennsylvania? That's always scary to me. We have a Five six point solid lead it could get cut by reading astronomical flight will turn out but I think it's going to be comical turn out across the board. I look at Eric areas fifty-fifty County. So goes Erie County several go Pennsylvania. Nice big in Pennsylvania that vote election-day proportionally more most most state. So you're going to see you know, they'll be some incomplete stuff, but these qualities are going to be able to tell you. Pretty pretty clearly what's going on and like why do you think Donald Trump? Is it? Is it is it that he's confident that he's going down. This is something y z building this unscalable wall around the White House. Well, first of all, it's probably needed. All right, I mean in downtown Washington all the businesses are boarded up same thing. Like I've heard that's truly been Raleigh North Carolina it off. No, I think it maybe think there's some political value to it. But I am very very very very afraid of violence. And you know, it's not the problem with this election, you know, you don't unless I just want to win I don't give a shitt. You know what I mean? Forget it you gotta win this by five or more. It's not just winning is not good enough job to be deciphered because look I'm in Mississippi these yahoos think that there is zero chance. Did Trump collude because everyone there knows the trunk. So it's gotta be fake media fake Poland fake everything and they're not they're not they're going to be shocked and disappointed and angry and it could be could be not right now James. Do you think if Trump does lose like we all hope do you think he's going to leave gracefully or you think this is going to be a court fight and will it go to the Supreme Court which scares the academy or something? They gotta have something to go to Supreme if you want to buy more than five. Everything to go with it right away if they start were decisive election shit be a lot of trouble in this country. So I think I think we're going in by Melissa Bachman if we do, I think it's going to be fine. What Trump is Trump first of all and just this is just a gimmick. He isn't profound criminal legal Jeopardy, very profound from the New York State Attorney General to Manhattan da long should the federal government. I mean people don't realize that mullah basically said I have enough you got a laugh enough evidence to convict him on obstruction of justice. So Trump is going to try to do is negotiate leverage in negotiating way to block all safe passage. So he says he's inside all these people and he Hotel thousand people unless you give me a guaranteed that you're not going to bite meet in advance Hatton the Asian economic me and your cage is not so then Brian's got to go to the to them and took a look, you know, the FBI Homeland Security says if you're going to die him this 10% 10 times increase in the likelihood of violence in this country. I know he's guilty. We own know who's guilty, but the deal is have a sealed indictment and if he if he wants to do Trump T and he wants about tax cuts and deregulation and I don't know whatever he wants to talk to them as long if he mentioned violence. The deal's off and I think that's is much of criminally is it is big mistake that we made by not going out to these Bankers Life. I don't but there's some attraction to that deal. I mean people just want just get out of my face out of my life. I'm just almost I can't take it anymore. I can t James. I mean, it's it's it's just you just like Obama said it's like, you know, it'd be nice for people to wake up and not have to read about what them shit. This guy is said or done. You know what I mean? That's just the sight of him. All right drives people me. I don't know boss. I don't even care about football anymore. I watch Or endings that are all series. I don't know if I watch 5 to remind me to tell her she was playing on TV. My entire life is built around OSU football. I don't even know. I didn't even realize that the Breeders Cup was this weekend, I'd forgotten about it and I just want to I can't people say oh you gotta watch this on Netflix. I can't concentrate on anything else except this election. That's it. I don't have any I'm just say I hate being like this, but I'm just a consumer. Oh man that, you know can't believe the world that he's living in and I can't believe you know, my children must students and living in what they did not go through yet lunacy of the sky. It's like and then you get the tendency Borgata guard against this is to say how could anybody How is it possible to look at Justin Bieber this guy? The people are and we gotta be careful not. You know got to be careful not to spike the ball too much has shoving their face cuz it could be dangerous. Yeah, I know but that's just but that's the scary thing James, isn't it that now we like now we live in a country song. We have to worry about violence like, you know, if if they're guy doesn't win. I mean, did you see that bus the Biden bus and all those Trump supporters harassing it wage it idiot kid, whatever they were laughing about it and approved of it. I mean, it's just Now, I think that people are massively. Coming out and I think that the country is on the verge of telling them exactly what we think of it, which is not very much to say at least I do I'm kind of optimistic. Yeah. No, I mean I am too but do you think that how about the Senate? I mean, you know, tell me what you think about is McConnell going to lose is Graham going to lose our lives right Grand might I mean I talked to a pretty well said thinking of black share could be 31 or 32 that's astronauts 28 problems astronomical. But you know, as I said on television last night if Circle I was sent is a toss-up in Texas presidential is a toss-up. How do you lose your not this is not Yeah, and and and and you know, and how about Susan Collins? She's gone, right? Well, they have something called ranked voting in me. Yeah. No. I know. I am in the Angus King people believe that if it goes to rank Road including College really has stuff. It will probably go to rank vote. I don't know probably dick as as a kind of a Bernie bro. And but I think it's a she is seven people put put getting a second, you know, is that your phone James? I think we have at least a Savage there and and there's somebody else that I can call you right back. Okay, I'll call you right back. I'm doing the interview, okay? I love you. Okay, go ahead. Is that your wife youngest daughter? How old is she James Frank? You should never Express she didn't I don't know if you know kind of like politics. She'd like hate it when people come up and start talking politics with me, you know, and and sometimes having lots of I don't know situation which go too much goes I just hate Donald Trump. I can't depend I'm right. Yeah, like, you know going to graduate school and interior design and they're kind of Sorority Girl and you know, very protective, you know likes nice things and clothes and I'd pool man. She like like a would work out. Well. Yeah, you know, I have to say James all my kids are so so upset with this guy and my two oldest it was my middle child. She's nineteen. So she voted is our first first time she voted and she's an activist that UCSB getting out the vote to all the college students across Across the Nation, but I mean this song In seriously, the the youth hates them and isn't that good for us? Because I have a big young share of the vote but bigger younger. Yeah in my daughter's missing. My oldest daughter is a Muslim activist. Okay. She's like she assured me because she didn't think I'm Progressive enough. All right, but my youngest is just really I've never I've never been very social and You know, but to take the block off of you James I have to ask you should we be as concerned cuz I'm seeing this already like the voter intimidation off. And now the federal judge just said that he wants the US Postal Service to look at and find all the ballots because because the sickest corrupt want to be mobster off the joy. I mean, can they are they trying to rig this James of course, but not Grant but great grandmother was a postmaster and my grandfather was and my dad was Big you know it one of the set of things in American life whenever we put something in the mail forgot about it and ninety 9.9% of the time. You know the checks in the mail. Yeah, if it was in a value or get it probably line, but cost to this every institution that we have a hard Express how much the senior military takes his got? Yep did say And that's more than anecdotal evidence. I mean look at what they've done to the justice department. I mean, it's just totally totally clueless. I'm just for yep the morale in the foreign services. Beyond zero, I mean, sometimes you have to avoid this how could anybody really be for this guy? And the truck Matias is a very good piece by a really smart guy named Ron Ron Brownstein. He's a very close friend of mine in Atlantic and you know how long the people that are just scared to death of the demographic Geographic changes that are coming to the country and just traditional race and gender role in at all topsy-turvy and and, you know date they want to restore minutes make America great again and yet in this country god dude that took well nineteen fifty-eight when you're high Watermark, if you're a woman or a black person a gay person or you know, Anybody, you know Tino T next person or whatever it is and they are scared to death of this and that people not not like a daughter that brought transformation was that they they understand the country of being transformed. Yep. They want to be part of that Trend transformation Cog and that's what's at the root of all of this is that there's a it's going to be bad in Texas because These Guys these people that did one every election there are come back to it Texas rural whites have always held the power in the state and I suspect tonight, you know, because Texas is that's not that long are percent you'd be surprised how what the low percentage of people are actually employed in all in gas industry. It's not anywhere near what you you would think, you know, there's not that many minutes log. Borno State but that the cowboy cultures as a percent of the population is way down and so they're going to they're going to lose power. But if I'm right off they might lose it overnight. Don't get yourself a good sweat. And then they're going to say goddamn just not enough Texas. I grew up wouldn't you know? No, it's not. I mean, I think it's maybe they'll pull it out this time but its last leg. Well, well you've been in politics for a long time James and and this really irritates me that you ever seen something like this with the GOP in Texas was trying to throw out over a hundred thousand ballots cuz it was curbside voting now. I know the state judge found it but then I went to the federal level. I'm not sure what happened was is that the judge denied it but it just denied that the people had standing it's a little more complicated than that long and I think that a three-judge panel upheld it was about George W bush. I think they upheld it and now to ask informal to call on Bonkers in the fish sauce. really crazy so so are they going to throw these? I don't know. I I wouldn't put it past I mean but that's unbelievable. Isn't this isn't the country supposed to be out about every vote is is, again, I don't I haven't dissected it. So I don't know what there's something that says that yet. The voting place has to be a structure and is a tent destruction. All right. Now you need reasonable judge, but you go out of your way to allow votes account though your statue, but I remember it's a building. Is it a building that I struck up, but it but if it comes out that I don't do anything. Hang on the power. That they power does not Advocate very easily. It's oh my God. It's so sick gyms. You know, I think I think it was you that said that if we take North Carolina, it's over. Are you still sticking to that page, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Ohio you going to win? and how we probably cause you could it's fine, but I'm running, you know, we're probably ahead clearly in Pennsylvania had somewhat in North Carolina ahead somewhat in Georgia, but I think it could be Florida is squirrely but the numbers are you know, so many people voted so it's hard to tell but it has been a little Improvement in Florida and Ohio would probably down one which doesn't mean much you know, and with the turnout is in Cuyahoga Franklin a Hamilton. Really be the whole ball of wax there. And if you if you lose Pennsylvania, you can't carry a lot. Sure and how about Michigan comfortably ahead home in Wisconsin too o nice. Well, that's some good news to hear. So it's just like it's just crazy. I mean you've never seen something like this before. I mean has the GOP try to cheat this badly ever before in your lifetime James. Well, first of all, the Republicans are not even like a party anymore their personality called And the chairman of Texas Republican party is kind of Allen West who is African-American really crazy right ring served in Congress. I think for how long a term of three and I mean his freely really out there. So they're not they don't care what the governor says that the Republican party is not really a nice kind of hierarchical party and it you know, they would get the kind of stability and you know people that you ought to start a meeting on time and it is just nothing like that anymore and took a lot of Republicans know that Ian Harrison has a question and thanks for the five bucks James. Are we taking back the Senate as well? If so will Dems reform the Supreme Court Pronto month? Again, I'm just going to tell you what. Oddsmakers say 538 Senate ticket to seventy-four seventy-five Seventy-Six percent chance that we run the city. I mean I could go through every seat for you to truth or dare say generally break for one party of the other and what you hoping for is tonight. You have like a 1980 election. We're just everything falls. Yes. They won't do it Pronto. But Biden who said that he's going to have people look into the federal courts. and I guess with a institutionalist would say somebody had like say that I hope they get the message in stop these and same rules. But I you know, they have just a lot of Democrats are so you know, we won the popular in the popular vote and said my eight elections and they just stole a collection of us may never whole branch of government and people that run it a terrible thing. Just helping it happen. The United States is just large numbers of people stutter have no choice of the federal judiciary. And you know that that's a terrible thing. Let's see. I think it through West ask James about Republican crossover votes and thinks it'll be significant the wind say NBC Wall Street Journal poll. And I think the CNN poll was so had not getting a 8% of the Republicans. Well, there's probably seven eight more percent Democrats in the country environment is getting ninety-three ninety-four percent of Democrats. So that that is significant, but you know with some Republican crossover can help in some it's going to be very little Democratic cost. There's very few people that voted for Hillary just open Trump that that pretty rare breeds. Yeah. Yeah, and and and and it looks like the independence are all going for Biden you gotta be careful about using word independent because it depends how ask you if I asked you a job. Republican Democratic independent A lot of people have an independent cuz it just well, okay, but if you if I say are you a Republican or Democrat or what and you have to offer the independent answer is going to be much lower wage. And then if I if I if I teased it out you might as well. I'm an independent I said, okay. Well in the last You know seven elections how many Republicans you voted for? Well tell you truth not okay, you're not really an independent all yourself independent. You can call you, you know, it's old joke about you know, God bar clutches suggested. Call me an ambulance, nameless. The guy said okay your nameless. I got to get you taken this and you know, I don't want to keep you too long. But but what what was your feeling after Ruth Bader Ginsburg died and the like the very next hour Mitch McConnell is already, you know, trying to get another Supreme Court Justice picked. I mean, did you shake your head and go really? Yeah. it just you know, once I started the two thousand election, they said we do whatever we don't we're not even going to hear about it and it just it just Do something about it? And you know everybody Bahu and it on T and they write editorials and okay. It is nothing but the ruthless lentulus exercise of power. They don't give a shit. You gotta understand that these they don't they don't sit down a supreme court and like look up crap and law books. They do whatever they think is in their political than that party's political interests. Just what it is. Cheese and what's your take on Donald Trump saying that if he gets re-elected, he's going to fire a doctor pouchy course is your father. She hates doctors home. Of course, you know upon doctor Birds Hill fire fire anybody. He doesn't write democracy. He look at the people around him that just all affect. This this is the alpaca idiot, including him. He season campaigning and talking about not paying the microphone man. I mean you just you know, and and some stamps and did some kind of study browser been affected 30,000 people. and 702 died and he left these people like in Omaha land the plane left and Fries in 13 of caught pneumonia to took him three hours to get out. They did the same thing in Butler County Pennsylvania. Howard. Stern is right. He hates his supporters. That that's the same. You know, that's a single most brilliant observation his he can't stand those people and he can't stand that he has to rely on him for his freedom. Cuz they don't think ten for ten minutes between him independent country. So he just he uses him. He laughs at him. He you know, remember we know he said it because General Kelly and General Mattis refused to die out. He likes people at Della would to die for their country of suckers. I do that stupid James. Do you want to stick around a little bit or do you have to go or what your DM? I'll give you 5 more minutes and I got to go. Well, well, I have the congressman coming on from Carolyn. I really got to go so we good. Hey James. Listen, thank you so much again, man. I'm a big fan of yours, you know John Max loved our last, you know it, you know interview, please come back after we win. I'm so nervous. I can't see straight and like a deal. See you. All right. I'll see you James the great James Carville and I don't want to keep the congresswoman. I don't want to keep her waiting cuz I know she's got a short very short window while she's on the on the road campaigning. Yes. Well, it looks like she didn't win. I'm in New York going to Paul and the turnout is great. It's a huge this morning over two million people had voted probably another million today lines are there. Spirits are up and everybody. I've talked to his voting for Biden. Awesome, but we know that we're going to win New York Carolyn. I'm concerned about Pennsylvania. You know, what do you think? Well, I think Pennsylvania is very close. I think South Florida is very close. It's very close a lot of places, but the polls have been calling it for Biden. I'm not there so I can't really talk about it. But practically every single pole in America has said he's going to win said he's going to win and those two critical states, which if he wins the game is over. He's one if he takes Florida and mom takes up Pennsylvania. And then it says it's looking good Michigan's looking good. So it's looking good. The only thing is that some of us who lived through 2016 whatever you post said Hillary was going to win. We we still have a little bit of a nightmare or concern about that. Hopefully the pollsters have perfected their their their their their their page. Passion have a more accurate read this point, but it's amazing how how every single pole practically in the whole country is predicting abiding wage except for one. Yeah, and I know and but you know what really got me nervous Carolyn is that they like the Wall Street Journal poll like was like biting up 10% nationally, but the swing states are tightening and that like scares me. Well, I think it's it's scary because so much is at stake. And I'd like to make America normal again, you know back and putting people first and saying foreign policy and working together with our allies and and moving forward. So there are a great deal of steak. This is it's amazing. The number of people that are voting off the number of the amount of intensity in the selection when we had early voting. I I couldn't believe the lies they were unbelievable people were waiting in line five hours long and it's all across the country. I'm hearing so I think that ultimately the American people will decide Bond thing that we must be patient with is every single book has got to be counted and we can't make any determinations anywhere until every single vote is counted. Everyone's voice has to be heard and wage. We know since many places for the first time have early voting and voting by mail. We've never had open voting by mail. Do you had to be sick or have some big reason why you couldn't vote in person. So these are all new things that are happening in some states like New York that haven't done it before so there there may be some slowness and taking all the steps that you should take to open the ballots. Each one is open separately and reviewed by all campaigns and and processed appropriately. So I think there there may be some attention to call the race early, but let's all be patient. Let's respect everybody's vote and wait until every single state every single City and County Council all the the ballots that people have made such an effort to to do and to make I'm really touched by the number of people are coming and Walkers and you know, they're standing. Yep. And all these long hours cuz they want their vote to be counted. They want to be part of this historic election, which hopefully I'm a Democrat so I'm completely and totally behind Vice President Bush. I think we're going to pick up a lot of Independence and a lot of Republicans. What do you think about the Senate? I think the Senate is very close. I'm in the house. And the good news is that we believe we're going to pick any up anywhere between five and fifteen new seats eight nine. Thirty Thirty seats that we we we flip the last time so it's going to be a solid Democratic win in the house. The Senate is very often. Even the leaders in the Senate are calling it too close to called. They're very very close in many states and we're just going to have to be patient and allow the people to vote have their voice heard and we'll see where we are. But I'm always optimistic. It's hard to be in this field and not be optimistic. I I believe we're going to win the presidency the Senate and the house. We are able to move quickly with expanding and protecting health care and National plan to combat covid-19. What time is the Green New Deal protecting our environment the Equal Rights Amendment ratified? I mean I could go on and on with a unified Democratic majority we can get a lot done very quickly off for this great country. So I'm I'm exhausted but a static and happy and I feel very up because the people I'm talking to course people know I'm not I don't think anyone else would talk to me but they're all telling me they're voting for Biden and they're behind him a hundred percent and I'm never in my life seen such commitment and enthusiasm for an election and we've had some great Democratic candidates. But this time it's different people want to make America normal again, and working in a coherent way to help people help the save our environment protect women's rights workers rights lgbtq rights grow the job. Please jobs back to America and I grow the jobs are infrastructure. We keep waiting for the infrastructure believe me in a democratic congress senate and presidency will have a massive wage good paying jobs to restore our infrastructure and move us into the twenty-first century. So I'm optimistic not only about this election, but what it's going to mean to America and to the the American people and the economy of our of our great country one last question cuz I know you have to go but if and well when by and wins and when we took the Senate will we add more seats to the Supreme Court? Well, I support it. I support it. I think they didn't play fair when President Obama he months that he was trying to get his appointee to the Palm Court. He was a very respected jurist from both sides of the aisle and they completely ignore it and they took this and jammed it through three weeks before an election that's unfair. Now, if you look at the history of the Supreme Court, it's not cast in stone. It's grown involved and and I think that we have to move forward cautiously up Vice President. Biden has said he wants a a blue ribbon commission to come with pros and cons and the and and you know and look at it in a way that's very thoughtful but I think that there's a lot of arguments to move forward and and if we had a good bipartisan commission, maybe we could get a bipartisan support to move forward. I would say after 9 a.m. When this country was unified and determined we came out with a technician that came out with roughly 51 suggestions about how to make this country safer in a bipartisan way. We moved forward and and enacted practically every single one of them and it did make this country safer. So I think it needs to be looked at debated analyze, but I think it's on the table obviously and and I will follow the procedure that president has put out there. He wants a bipartisan commission similar to the nine-eleven commission is completely dedicated to coming up to up a decision. That's right for the country. Will we will we know the outcome by tonight? I don't think so because there are so many paper ballots. Let me get this phone is ringing but we have so many ballots out there. Not only are we going to have the ballots that are going to paper ballots now because of whatever problem that you might have at the voting booth, but we have you know, we have so many we're going to have more I predict we will have more people voting by mail than we have voting today and and with the with the early birth, which Most states have put through before because of the Covent and and the covin is brought a lot of A lot of challenges and I I would say it's absolutely changed everything including elections. We prefer the first time at least in my state. We have mail-in ballots. We have early Bangkok. We have all kinds of another difficulty is that conducting an election is done on a state level. It's not a federal. It's a federal election, but each state has their own rules and guidelines and in some States. They're they're saying if it's postmarked then you can have seven days to get the ballot in cuz the males of slow other three days, so you're going to have you're going to have account until as I said, every ballot is counted and right now some states have off days after the election that if it's postmarked before the election, it can be counted. So we won't we won't have a decision. I don't I don't think unless unless there's a cock. Blow out and and then it's so obvious but I think that we should respect everyone's ballot. We should be patient. We should respect the process and not let the state election boards count every single ballot and I don't think we should jump the gun. We should let every ballot be counted. So the election is absolutely dead accurate and a lot is riding on us. So we we have to be and we need to listen to the American people and respect their votes. I agree and just let me page. Where are you right now? It looks like you're at somewhere in Manhattan. Well right now I'm in Long Island City Queens am going I am going to Manhattan. I'm forgetting to the bridge to get over to Manhattan to close some polling sites and check on the on the on the election process, but all day long. Been very liveable problem. Haven't been problems. There's been respect. Everybody is social distancing patiently waiting in line for their turn to vote. The wage board has many many volunteers and professionals helping people to vote. There's a special privileges given to anyone that has an ailment or the elderly to help them to the front of the line in a very orderly process that respects people respects the ballot and is respecting our democracy. And and we stand alone when you think about Iraq in terms of countries that have a peaceful transfer of power. There's so many we take it for granted we take it for granted but there's many countries that have never had the experience of having the expression of their citizens and the peaceful transfer of power. It's usually a revolution or a coup or you know, some some upheaval that that makes them Change but in our country The Ballot Box is our is our determination. We don't have revolutions. We have elections are much better off and that's we're going through right now historic one the largest most exciting one and most consequential one and and and and my life and it's a great honor to be on a show and it's a great James Carville. He's he's always so funny and so wise and so you you gave all of us a treat today to get him on the show off. Thank you Carolyn and have a slice of pizza on me. I'm in California man. Do I miss that New York Pizza, which is the truth. We've got the best food in the world. World cuz when you live in New York, you don't have to go to where the whole world comes to you about the restaurant and its really great pizza Greek your name Chinese You Name It We got everything. All right girl. Thank you so much for coming on. Okay, let's let's be posted and be glad to update you anytime you want on what's Happening where particularly in New York on the about count? I don't think New York is going to get through this ballot count. It won't obviously because we have a three-day period that you can cast your ballot you can you have passed it on Election Day, but a three days to have it come in if it's late in the mail and we're getting reports spent on the news and I'm getting reports to from people calling me in Congress about delays in the mail, which is causing some problems. So we need to look into that a lot to look into but right now I'm looking forward to a successful election and and I hope my candidate life President Biden is the next president United States and and Makes America normal and great even more great. All right Congressman. Thank you so much for coming on thank you for having me. All right, have you voted I voted about a week ago. Good tell everybody to vote. We still have more time before the polls closed. Everybody's got to get out there and vote if you haven't already. All right. Thanks. Thanks so much. Come back again soon. I will anytime. All right. Thank you Carolyn. Okay, bye-bye. I take care. All right the great congresswoman from New York Carolyn Maloney before I bring it on Don Winslow. Let me just pay the bills Don. Just give me a minute to just do the sponsors Speed Weed. They took over in La sativa, Indica Edibles CBDs and it's awesome the weeds great and you know I can log Enough about speed. We'd Gino just gave me my delivery. And you know, I'm going to need something I cuz I'm freaking super anxious about you know about this election. So, you know, let's just hope that that we could win but Speed Weed. And I go there if you want some Quality quality marriage Awana and also let me just say as you know, I am a betting man. So I will, I will tell you about my favorite wedding website the wait is finally over football is back. 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Now, I'm going to bring you on Thursday on Winslow American Author most recognized for his crime and mystery novels many of his books are set in California five of this novels feature private investigator Neil carry off and he's also written Co written screenplays for Savages tutorial other adaptions of his novels with screenwriter and produced exchange Salama. So there we did Thursday. And just to give you an idea of Dawn's work before I bring them on. I'm just going to play you. I think his most recent film he makes films and this is one of them that I have already done. So I'm just going to I'm just propping you up here Don so so here we go. Let's let's play a Don Winslow film page, then we'll get and that'll have gone on. people talk a lot about Midwestern values Here in Michigan. We lived those values. things like decency honesty and respect treating everyone the same but we're hurting in Michigan right now in our factories on our farms in our hearts off than basically paycheck-to-paycheck and then some month let the credit card bill go Michigan's the worst right now. We believe when we look someone in the eye and tell them what we're going to do we do it. We don't say one thing and do another. Here in Michigan. We believe in the golden rule. We believe in paying our fair share. In Michigan, we don't pound our chests and blow our own horns. We just get the job done. We suit up show up and get to work. We take responsibility here in Michigan. We don't believe in paying off pornstars to keep their mouths shut about who we really are and we don't think much of a man who disrespects women off. In fact, we don't think he's much of a man at all. Michigan deserves a president who tells the true Michigan needs change Michigan deserves a president who cares about all of us. What do you mean? Okay, Michigan deserves a president who believes in things like decency honesty, and respect. I'm Jeff Daniels, I grew up in Michigan lived here. Most of my life still do. I voted for Joe Biden. Love it. Love it. Great film The Great Don Winslow on the program today. Hey, Don. Hey, how are you John? Thanks for having me man. Hey great film man. I mean, I love you work. Thank you very much. Thank you said it was a pleasure to write, you know for Jeff who's a great guy and a straight shooter. And you know, I I went to college in Nebraska my wife's from Nebraska. I lived there for years. I understand the Midwest and the Great Plains and loved it. And so that was that was a work of Love. Yeah. Yeah, and it's so true. I mean it, you know done I mean, you know, you're a bit older than me, but I mean in my lifetime, I have never experienced such a horrible human being as Donald Trump and let alone such a horrible president. I mean just just the lack of caring for for any human being except himself and the lack of compassion is is is horrendous. That's terrifying. It's offensive, you know, I was watching a documentary other night about White House photographer who was the White House photographer for Bush and for Obama and in photo after photo both those together, as you know political assets you had all these moments of warmth and compassion you saw them with people hugging people touching people relating to people I haven't seen one page one photo of that with this guy know and I love that in that film you use that very for me. It was a very emotional emotional moment when Joe Biden hugged that you know, mentally challenged kid and and you know, and it was so emotional cuz you said, you know you okay and the kids know and but Joe gave him a big hug. I mean that's the kind of guy that we want to be our president and not the Grab & Bar the pussy president, you know, not a narcissistic sociopath which is what he is dead. You know, listen, I mean buying you can agree with Biden disagree with Biden. This is all gone Way Beyond politics. This has gone beyond left or right. This is about right and wrong is a fundamentally decent human being fundamentally decent guy and and that's what we need. So badly right now know I know and and I I just hope we win Don and you know, thank you for doing the Lord's work because you know between you guys Lincoln project Midas Touch and really American cheese in all these great things that you guys are putting out and I know you've been working non-stop and you're an author by trade, correct? Yeah. Yeah, right books, you know, and really that's all I ever wanted to do I wanted to be is is I write crime fiction. I tell crime stories, you know, I never intended to be a political person never intended to do this, but these are strong. Jumps and shame, you know you refer to Shane Salerno my my agent my partner and a Wrangler in his own right, you know all the sequel to Avatar and Armageddon a shaft and you know, we just decided to get together and do this because we felt it was our responsibility. Yeah, you know, that's the same thing with me down like normally this podcast. I mean it it normally was an entertainment comedy podcast what you know, as soon as I, you know, prank the president and and realize just what a horrible and you know and and immature and person he was and how and how disorganized his administration was and how bad he is for the American people. I said what I'm going all-in. I am doing a political podcast and I'm having this many smart people on this show to you know, try and inform people about the evils of this man and the Evil Dead His administration. Well, thanks for doing what you're doing. And thanks for the pranking. I think it was or well who said you know, every joke is a small Revolution and this is a particularly thin-skinned wage guy. We've got the White House man. He's he is the the ultimate condition out and can't take it guy. You know that schoolyard bully that the second you punch him in the nose. He goes running to teach her and Thursday. And so I think the jokes are good. The pranks are good. It gets under a skin. Oh, yeah. No, I know and you know that irritated the crap out of them. Yeah. It was great and I laughed I appreciated you. So it's it's nice to be on with you. So so what do you think man? I mean like I don't know like I I woke up this morning and oh I saw on Twitter that was trending girl was Biden up by 10% in the polls, but the swing States and narrowing and I just started to get this knot in my stomach like oh, come on how I mean I could people even how could it even be closed on? Yeah. I don't know. I don't know. Listen. I am I am optimistic guardedly, you know optimistic, you're almost after 16 afraid to say these things out loud, you know. Yeah it for fear of jinxing it but I'm optimistic but I agree with you. I I can understand 16 how some people voted form. You know, I think that that my party the Democrats Democratic party stop talking to people. Yeah, and we were talking down to people and I think we were so convinced of the righteousness of our own position. We didn't bother to sell it and didn't bother to really communicate with if I don't think that's the case now and I think people have had for years to find out who this guy is and what he's done and what he hasn't done wage. Any any of the promises come true, where's the infrastructure plan? Where is the health care plan even as well, which I opposed. He didn't build he repaired a few miles from Mexico certainly didn't pay for it. No, you know, I guess a lot of golf got played and and done isn't that the apocracy off when Obama was President Donald Trump said, why is he golfing so much if I was President, I would never have time to go. Meanwhile, he's got more than any Modern Day present in our history. It's unbelievable. I hate God. I can't I can't get the ball through that windmill or the Clown's mouth or anything, you know, but I mean, this is really odd. I mean isn't this just like jaw-dropping that like and then you see like these guys in their trucks at the Trump legs and you know, and and trying to like, you know knock Biden's bus off the robe. Old and and he encourages it. Yes. He says he's those quote Patriots did nothing wrong acting like thugs and brown shirts, you know, and why that alone is Jim teachable is beyond me. You know, I don't know. I'm so sick of the insecure American white guy with me, you know looks like a but I'm so sick of that guy, you know grow up. Look at the world the way it is, you know, like I was shocked. I just did a friend of mine's podcast an office. He had Gennifer flowers on remember to learn a new Jennifer did a play with Jennifer Samaritan. All right, so she was saying how the clintons were off such Liars you couldn't believe anything they said and she just voted for Trump and I'm going okay. Let me get this straight you're saying the clintons of the biggest Liars, but you don't off. But you voted for Trump. I mean Don this guy's lied more than anybody ever something like twenty thousand laws in public. I don't think we can tell the truth. I don't know who he recognizes it. You know, I think the truth is whatever comes to his head at the moment, you know, it's like colorblind people, you know, some of them cannot see the color green no matter what you do. I don't think he can see the truth, but for for Jennifer to say need to vote that way I feel badly for her and a little bit ashamed to tell you the truth. Yeah, I was I was just but just had the mentality of these Trump supporters, like even even at the pub hang out with like I'll say, you know, and there's a certain amount of probably the majority are Trump supporters and I get the plenty of arguments because you know, some of them like the, you know, push my buttons off but like even when I even when I say Trump lies twenty thousand times, they'll go well all politicians lie. They lie on both sides. It's not the same. Yeah, it is not. In fact the case his lying is is you know pathological liar has become almost a meaningless phrase and it's almost an excuse that sort of lets the person Off The Hook em, you know, no it is not the case, you know, and and we need to realize that and and hopefully today we act on it. Yeah, I mean God I hope so you said where are you going to be watching? The I'm in I'm in Rhode Island where I grew up. We live sort of outside of San Diego part of the year and in Rhode Island a little sort of Bruce Springsteen town on the coast here. So I'll be in my living room, you know watching it. It's where I was the night that Obama was first elected and and one of the happiest sort of public nights in my life. So I'm hoping for another night like that. Yeah. I had a party in my mansion in Calabasas and I had everybody all over and I literally had tears in my eyes because I couldn't believe that we finally got off. Were the racial hump did an African American president? Right and I and I thought we do it again in 2016 by electing a woman but unfortunately that didn't go off. Although I'm not too sure that was a legit election. I I you know, I question a lot of the trickery that was going on there. And that is my fear now done. Are you worried about that? I am too. I'm worried about beating, you know, listen to these these guys have shown us over the last four years Trump and his Republican, you know, the invertebrates of the Republican Senate have shown that there is no limbo contest that they will lose they they will go as low as they need to go. I put nothing beneath these guys and so that's a worry for me as well. So, when did you decide to start doing these films like, you know, and what was the impetus for it? You know, I think we started with some stuff on police shootings and then with Bill bar and we yep. We got an audience people seem to respond to it. And and so we thought okay, let's let's keep going and see if we can reach more people here. So I guess yeah, and I'll tell you everybody knows about you because when I when I had Anthony scaramucci and we had that and we had that mixed up and I thought you coming on. Yeah, he mentioned you even before he knew you were supposed to come on. He's like Don Winslow is doing a great job and I'm like, wow, you just mentioned on he supposed to come on right after you it's funny, you know, cuz we we kind of Slam, you know scaramucci in these things and and he was nice enough actually to ride and say I still have your books on my shelf even though you've been Railing at me, you know. Yeah, look, I mean, you know, it's it's been Shane and me we've been a team for a long time on a lot of things and it's been off to do this and I think you know after this we might just you know, step back a little bit. Let's see how tonight goes. Are you the actual one who's editing everything or do you have an editor and Shaq? Most of the editing and we have an editor. Yeah, but Shane does most of the edit. Yeah, and and then do you write them or Shane entire item? Yep, awesome, man, because you've done like a lot of the Swing States, I believe Thursday. Yeah, Pennsylvania me a lot of them. Absolutely. Yeah, we focused, you know lately on Pennsylvania and Michigan because I think that's going to be the game in May wish so we've really been been focused on a Yeah, and I'm just so freaking nervous because I don't know if you saw today in Jersey. They had you know, trumpanzees putting up blockades in front of the polish boots. And then you have another one where guys are yelling and calling people expletives who are trying to vote for Biden. I mean, it's really really scary and they're in their Trump flag trunk, which is odd by the way, it's voter intimidation, which is legal it is it's a federal crime. But but look, I mean what it is is fascism. These guys are brown shirts, you know, we look at movies of a 1930s Germany. Look at Italy that's what was going on voter intimidation. They sort of ugly displays threatening violence. You know, I have a Biden sign in front of our house has been vandalized twice stolen twice. I sort of, you know, explain the math by every time they took doubt lunch time. I put up to and everything it took down two signs. I'm off. For isn't you know, just sending a signal guys. I can do this all day. Yeah, it's not a problem. So keep that up and then they stopped but yeah, it's it's it's ugly but it shows you who this man is. Yeah. I know and it God, you know, it's true. It seems like it's just really dumb white guys off. I mean like and Trump loves the poorly educated like he said and this is what is his core of supporters are look we've had a 400-year head start off like us right. If you can't win the race after four hundred years with a 400 year Head Start, I'd suggest to you the race isn't the problem. You give me a 400 your startup afforded Your Head Start. I'll be Hussain bolt. You know, I mean, I think it's some point we don't we have to look to ourselves, you know and ask why why aren't I getting where I want to get but I think that these people and they were chatting it at Charlotte's Berg, you know, you will not replace us and and that's their great fear and then you hang out at Trump's last rally where he's quoting General Robert Lee a confederate general, I mean I guess he's really just trying to attract all the white supremacist in this country. Is that where we used to talk about him blowing dog whistles. It's not dog whistles anymore is everybody can hear it off. You know, he's he's blown frequency. Yeah, it's it's a bullhorn, you know, so yeah again he is who he is, you know. And again, let's hope let's hope this ends. And what's your take on Billboard? Have you done any films on him? We've taken a couple of shots at bill barlick. I mean, he's a classic enabler. He is, you know, a trump was always whining earlier in his administration about wanting is Roy Cohn now, he's God, you know again, I have no respect for the man, you know, you can't find a spine in him. He is completely suppan totally complicit in you know what this guy wants to do. Hopefully, we'll have him out of there. Oh God, I I mean I mean well out of there then you know, he might also be facing some criminal charges. It seems like a lot of people in this Administration already have been indicted and a lot more to come when you say you're the most corrupt Administration we've had since Grant or Rutherford B Hayes, you know, and I think there probably are more to come. You know, let's let's see what the southern district of New York has to say about it. I know and then I had James Carville on and he was saying that Trump is probably going to try and negotiate like if he loses money somehow to get out of those indictments those pending indictments if he loses gracefully, do you think that's going to happen? I don't know who knows what this guy, you know, my my opinion don't go away mad. Just go away. No, I know. I know what should take on his spawn. Have you done anything? You know, you know, have you done films? I'm not return home. Homes, and I just get them all mixed up sometimes. Yeah, me too. We've done a lot of them. You know, we've done a lot of tweets. Yeah, look, you know, I mean the the the rotten apple doesn't fall far from the rotten tree wage. Uh, they're punks, you know, uh, big Brave Hunters, you know who have guides Drive helpless animals in where they can execute them. They lie, you know, it's interesting. I mean this this guy from that marriage has two adult sons and they're both Fredo. You know, it happened. I know I know I know I was I always referred off work is Fredo. Yeah, both of them, you know. Yeah, you know in Michael or sunny there. Yeah, because Don Jr. What's going on with this guy. He seems like he's on like he's doing drugs. Yeah. Well, there's no argument DNA. Because and he non-stop tweets about Hunter Biden. Yeah. Yeah. I mean last I checked on what the Bible not running for president. No, I don't think he is and neither is Bernie, you know, and neither is Hillary doesn't seem to matter. These guys know they keep them in that way. I guess. I don't know. I you know, it looked and then you know my old man taught me early on that one of the best ways to go crazy is to try to figure out crazy. That's true, you know Spike off, you know, you chase your own tail around doing that. It's true. But I you know, I just like I follow Don Jr. Just to see what idiocy he writes because he can't spell I mean he obviously is very, you know, the the Apple fell very close to the tree cuz he can't spell either. He spelled radical the other day r i d i c l e and I'm like ridiculous. It's like, you know, if you're going to try and you know tweet something like beating up on on somebody you might want to spell radical correctly. Yes spell checker. He probably has a stash, you know, look at these things. I mean to me Donald Trump is is is Mussolini with Wars hair and a less command of English. I know I mean, but you know, I remember when he's actually said that in 1775. We took over the airport's yeah and believes it off and then and then they claimed it was because his teleprompter got wet and he couldn't see it. My my fourteen-year-old kid knows. It was no airport. She said 75 or yeah, like there was a word close to that right like in 7075. We got the Airedales or something and that was his mistake. I don't know, you know, I mean we laugh about it John but dead. But it's so serious, you know, I'm a historian by education and by inclination and and to have a man in charge of our country in the most powerful person in the Western World be ignorant about history. is terrifying Yeah, who knows nothing about our past? How is he supposed to direct our present or future you know, so yeah, we joke about it and we should it's funny but it's no, you know, it's it's like a tragic comedy, you know? Yeah. Yeah. Yeah, it's it's Aristophanes, you know, Cloud Cuckoo Land. Yeah, I mean cuz it I mean it is funny. I mean, he's the Alfred E Neuman of you know, like of a president but it is scary because he's in charge of the nuclear codes. He's got yeah, he's got the button, you know, he's got the football game so, you know, but look, I mean just look at the damage he's done to this country and four years. Do you recognize this place know and that's but that's the scary thing. So then so then I'll explain to me. Why these people in the in the trucks and the what like don't they get that the country's falling apart? Yeah, I think part of it is is what Trump is good at is The elevator pitch, you know, he's he's good at slogans. He's good at simplistic answers and I think sometimes particularly in times of great anxiety people people crave simple answers, you know, uncertainties tough uncertainties tough on everybody and these are extremely uncertain times. I mean you and I haven't even talked about covid-19. It is bungled response to that and even as I say bungled I take it back because it wasn't so much bungling. It was immoral neglect wage based on wanting to get reelected and keeping the stock market High. That was the reason for this response. So when I say bungling, you know, I think that was probably a misnomer but I think you know, we don't know what's going to happen with code number buddy. Does people would most people out there doing their best but at times of uncertainty I think people do crave that short simplistic response and and they're all lies coming out of this guy, but unfortunately a lot of people buy them. Well, you know speaking of covid-19 don't know if you know Glenn kirschner, you know him. Yeah a little bit but I don't know him. Well, he's you know, he's a frequent guest on the program. He said he's like a 30-year prosecuted he is convinced that he could convict Donald Trump of something called depraved-heart Murder. It's where that he knows that this thing is going to kill people but he does nothing about it any and he Compares it to a case that he one where a robber is chasing a woman and then as he's chasing the woman the woman gets hit by a dog. Are now it's the driver of the car that killed the woman but it's was caused because of the robber, right? So essentially Trump is the robber. He knows how lethal this thing is but he's doing nothing about it because he doesn't care about the people it's killing. Right right, he cares about that stock market and and his own re-election and his own ego, you know, it's again, it's it's horrifying, you know, so if we're only that is that where the one thing that should disqualify him from being a resident but it's not the only thing that we could you know, I'm not going to go through the laundry list. We all know it, you know, and again, it's not right or left. It's not democrat or republican. I mean this guy was done for me when he made fun of that disabled report. Yep. That was it for me. You know, I mean, I wouldn't, you know, I'm a Democrat and I would have voted for Trump any wage. I lost all respect, right? Yeah. Yeah, and you know, I'm a stutterer and and honestly what Donald Trump did during those debates I'm convinced of it cuz I know what happens off as a stuttering they told him to interrupt by because they knew and I know this in any stutter of would if if a stutterer gets interrupted it makes them more anxious and they stutter more faith. I didn't know that. Okay. Yeah, and that's why you saw Biden was struggling a little bit and it wasn't because he like, you know, he you know, he, you know, he lost his cognitive ability it was because he was looking for a replacement words and phrases because he knew he was going to start her on the ones that he couldn't say and unfortunately in this country and were even in this world people person see a stutter as a weakness. I think that the vine people did a really good job getting out in front of that. And and turning it into a positive and and showing his compassion with people with the same issue, you know, and so by the time those debates came about I think I think the viewing audience was prepared for that and understood exactly what it was. Yeah, and here's another question for you. I mean, I know you're busy you have another film that you working on. They'll be done our last film dropping soon. Yeah. Well, please me and I'll retweet it. As you know as I know I'm sure you but here's the thing. I'll never understand because many of the Christian groups of come out against Donald Trump, but yet I can't understand why the evangelicals still support this guy off, you know, even though he's broken every Commandment that there is I don't how can you explain this religious backing? I don't get it at all. I don't know. I think it's a case of people supported him and 16 and now they don't want to admit that they were so wrong. I just think that that's it. I think that the the abortion issue is part of it. I think for for some Christian who you know who who can't seem to read his history. By the way. We we put a sweet up today, you know showing things he'd said, you know that was pro-choice, but I think that that's part of it, but I also think it's people getting their feet dug in and not wanting to admit it. You know, I've talked to Christians and and I've said if you read your own book, You know, have you read whatever you do to the least of mine you do to me in regard to to these kids On the Border in cages. Yeah and home and I have had very Frank discussions with people and I've been very blunt. I said look, I don't share your beliefs. But if you're right, if you're right about religion and about the universe and God and Jesus and all of that I fear for yourself. Yeah, yeah because really and I know this sounds extreme, but to me he is the Antichrist. I mean, he's everything that Jesus wasn't. Well, I mean look, I'm not going to quote the guy in in terms of his assaults against women and what he said, we all know what he said should have been over right there. Yep, in terms of crack in terms of paying off porn stars and and other Mistresses to keep their mouths shut over right there. Yep, you know and so the hypocrisy is absolutely awful and speaking of hypocrisy then you have people, you know getting on Biden cuz like sometimes he'll hug a kid or whatever. Yeah. Yeah, but that's in public. I mean it's not like anything on the various but just I'm sorry. I interrupted you and I apologize. Oh, no. No, it's okay. I can handle it cuz it seriously does it get any lower? Then falsely accusing someone of child abuse. Does it get any lower than that? Somebody said that about me we're gonna dance we're going to go, you know, and I'm not a violent guy. I'm a cupcake but somebody says that we're going you know, and and so what a what a horrible horrible thing to say and to do when it is so clearly off. Yeah, and and the thing I was going to bring up is you know, he was accused of raping a thirteen year old kid, you know in Jeffrey Epstein's years, you know, and it's pedal mentioned I mean and and it was pretty descriptive then she filed a case against him it went away. Thanks to at least a bloom. I don't know what was agreed upon but this guy is sick. I mean literally sick. Yeah. Yeah, it's bad guy. He's a bad guy, you know, so we will all like just woke up our courage tonight and and stay positive, which I think we have a reason to be and hope that this this nightmare is over and hope also that this has been a long day just an exception these past four years in the American Experience. You know, that that we go back to at least trying to fulfill our democratic ideals and Our Gang. Terry and ideals and what you think of him tear gassing people so he can do a photo op holding a bottle upside down in front of a church home. I mean and you know, he never read the Bible. Look again. I I'm not particularly a Christian. I've read the book a few times. You know, I'm sure I could quote more of it than than Donald Trump could but again, it's just show business. The guys are reality T star. He's not a billionaire. He owes hundreds of millions of dollars and Deutsche bank's about him loose right and demand their money. So he's not a Christian, you know, it was a great moment where I forget what interview was saying, you know, you respect. Oh, yeah. Yeah, I do. What's your favorite Biblical quote? I know. Well, I want to get into specifics, you know, keep up with one. No. No, he couldn't even come up with like John 3:16. No way. I could not you know, nothing The Lord's Prayer anything. So, you know again the the the conservative Club. To vote for the sky I I fear for them. But but that's the thing that people are so forgiving to him like Sarah Palin when interviewed by Katie Couric and you know and when she asked what do you read Sarah Palin didn't have an answer and that was like a real gotcha moment. Like wow the the Trump Bible question where he could not one verse. Why isn't that like a big gotcha question he can't even name that you read a book. No, I don't. I don't even think he read his own book know he's certainly right. I know, you know, you know has he read a book, that'd be another great question not since green eggs and ham if that you know, listen man if she said Horton Hears a Who I'd be happy, you know and keeping your promises if if Trump came and said, yeah man, I read Horton Hears a Who and it really influenced me. I'd feel a little better off. Yeah. No, I know. I know it's just I mean it's just insanity. And what's your take on Mike Pence? Well, listen, all these guys are spineless in a worse, you know, it pants Rubio Lindsey Graham Ted Cruz all of these guys, we know what they said about and we know what they really thought much about him. We've got her I put it out in video and now, you know, they support him president Pence would be a disaster. But God has asked her, you know, I thought he was smarmy in that debate. I thought he was condescending in that. I thought he was everything that that women complain about men be in that debate. I like Kamala Harris a lot by the way, that's no secret. So, you know, Mike Pence, please. You know any of any of those guys have no respect for them at all. And and and I'm not one of those people who hates Republicans automatically. Yeah. I'm not I you know years ago, I subscribe to National Review so I can read the opposing point of view, you know, but they have over the past. It's really since the Obama election, but especially over the past four years have disgraced themselves as a as a party. They they should shut it down. They should fold up that tent and go away and I don't know let the wigs or somebody be the next party because they had totally disgraced themselves. I would not vote for a republican for any office at any time for any reason for the rest of my life known know I mean look at and I had an army major ex-army major on originally. I don't know if you've seen him, but he's great and he just said Rand Paul Brandt Donald Trump call dead. Rand Paul's wife ugly. Yeah, and yet ran Paul is a Donald Trump bootlicker like yeah, how do you explain this? If someone is something my wife, you know, I do the dance, you know what I mean? Right right. I I think I explained it. I one word cowards. They're cowards. You know, they looked at the polls. I think this guy's a lot of support. I can't go up against him and get reelected and they sold their souls and in my opinion, they they sold their manhood to their person hoods, you know what I mean? They again no respect whatsoever for know and be in the same room with them, you know, God I know and it's just so obvious done. I mean, like look what like Donald Trump goes and appoints the Postmaster General when he knows that the wage is going to be lot of voting by mail due to his pandemic and I mean, it's right in front of our eyes this Louis the joys like a wannabe mobster, I you know, I mean and then he destroys 700 sorting machines. Yeah. Yeah right in front of our eyes, you know, they look they don't even bother to hide it and talked about the other day and said, hey go back. Vote twice, you know, and then then he complains about an unfair or crooked election. They they don't even bother to disguise it anymore. You know in my my hope is that you know in that early voting and today that that the vast majority of Americans have recognized this see it for what it is worth say not my country I've had enough and and then you know, I don't know if you saw what happened in Texas the GOP in Texas is trying to get over a hundred thousand Houston votes thrown out because they would curbside votes. Yeah, and the state court said no and I don't know what the federal court has but it's just it's still what I think it's still out. I don't know. I haven't even seen the decision but I mean since when is is it American to throw out votes? I mean, these people are spike said the cowards they're cowards and and listen. I mean they don't care. They're they're fascists. You know within afraid to use that word. I'm not afraid to use that word. You know, I'm not afraid to use the word fascist on how to pray to use the word Thug not afraid to use the word cradle because that's what it is not afraid in fact to use the word traitor. Yeah, no, I I he is. He is the biggest trade that we've had since you know, Benedict Arnold and at least before Benedict Benedict Arnold slipped. He did some good things. Yeah, he was a war hero before he went that. Yep. I mean at least you could say about Benedict Arnold is okay, you know, he was a traitor but he did a couple of things before he was a trial can't say that about Trump know I know I know so you're so you're in Rhode Island and then and then you live in San Diego. Yeah, you know when you come out here often typically right around this time of the year up until about June but do you ever come down to La? Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah sometimes you know on a San Diego guy, you know, so we've got that thing going it's like, you know, Boston New York kind of drive over e and by the way, I know you're missing New York pizza, but you know check out San Diego fish tacos, which is Nature's perfect food. Oh, yeah. Well what The place that you go to there you can you come on down. Yeah eating live, huh? Where does Shane live play Shameless in L? Yeah. I'd love to suck, you know go out to lunch with both of you guys. I mean still it would be fun. I mean there's a pub in Calabasas that that's a new one on me is oh, oh no, I go to pick up Pub in Woodland Hills Sagebrush Cantina is in Calabar Sagebrush. Cantina is in Calabasas. Definitely. Yeah, man, you know come down the highway sometimes God's country and I'll take you around San Diego. We got some great places. Oh, no, I've taken my kids to SeaWorld a bunch of times. Yeah. Yeah, and I stood there and I and and I've done stand up there and my band played they're cool where you didn't play the Belly Up. Did you and Solana Beach? I played the fourth and be doing stand-up. I don't kill them. More and then I forget where I played but here's a sad part that I played on game 4 of the World Series in 1998 and I was in San Diego and the Yankees swept the Padres and current bitterly. Yeah, and no one came to my gig cuz I knew how a big Yankee supporter. I was I did the same thing. I had a book signing in Laguna Beach one time and the Chargers had a playoff game and I was supposed to be there for 2 hours. Nobody came after one hour. The store owner left and asked me to lock up. Irish Catholic boy I am I did I sat there for an hour by myself. Well, where'd you go to college University of Nebraska? Oh nice. Yeah. Yeah. It was great. It was great and I still have close ties there. Yeah. Yeah. It's a Nebraska native. So oh cool. That's where a good friend of mine lives. You know, Larry the Cable Guy took the Cable Guy. I don't know him. But of course I know of him. Sure. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah, you know what he is probably one of the nicest guys in literate that's good to know. He's one of the funniest guys in the world. Yeah, Dan Whitney home it just real name. Well. I don't want to keep you too long, but I have to say something though. It's much better communicating like by phone or talking to you cuz because texts and emails always get like, you know, never really translate how you're really speaking. You know what I mean? I know absolutely what you mean. It's so frustrating. Then with texts and email culture, you know, and and I'm convinced that the more technology we invent to communicate with each other the less. We actually do it. Well, you know, I know where we said he doesn't understand why people text it's like they did that in the beginning with telegrams and then we invented the phone. Look I absolutely agree with it. Like I can see a text like 10:00 here. I mean I'm running late but I have this conversation with my wife all the time. She'll text me from upstairs wage, maybe talk, you know, he'll down the stairs or something or why we just don't get up or she'll exchange ten tax with someone to arrange a meeting. You know, how about you put on the phone you'd be done in 20 seconds. I just want to tell you that you're getting much love in the chatroom. I know you can't see the comments. I can't see him but Maryann, thank you, Don Williams dead. You're amazing videos of good as gold on is one of today's Heroes a mark be nice to finally have you on here done. I mean you getting a lot of love or Suzanne Gabourey. Thank you for your grand efforts. So, I'm just telling you that's why I was like, I know I was very persistent and aggressive and getting you on down but it's just odd. That's the New York part of me of Staten Island Boy, you know, so I was listening to stand it. But I tend to be a little reclusive it is true, you know. Yeah, but I was just like I found this guy on I love his videos and I've had the Lincoln project guys on I've had the Midas touch guys right Gotta Have Don Winslow on I appreciate you have this has been fun. Let's do it again. Let's maybe we'll have a celebratory passion. You know when this whole God I hope so. Are you going to be you know, drinking some wine tonight or something know you actually have a drink pounding coffee since 5:00 this morning. And probably will continue with that but who knows how long this is going to go on? You know, I know yeah, I'm so nervous. I'm I'm cautiously optimistic that same here. You know, I I spent most of the day outside. I spent most of the day hiking on the beach and around these little reserves here just cuz I was so edgy and just wanted to be outside and moving, you know, yeah, I'm going to do this. So yeah, I'm going to go see my kids now and my two youngest grab some coffee then I'm just coming home and then just having the beer and the TV and the computer and just hoping that we win done same here man. Same here. We'll keep a good thought right? All right. Thanks so much for coming still enjoyed it. Thanks for having. All right, the grace awake. Is there anything that you want to plug? No? No, sorry. No, no, no. No, but what's the next video that's coming out yet on my Twitter thin see it. I don't want to spoil it and how and how do we follow you on Twitter? John Winslow Twitter? Yep. Winslow everybody. All right. Thanks so much. Thanks. John appreciates been been fun. Yeah. Thanks to swap out my fish tacos man. Come to San Diego. I'll look you up. All right off the great Don Winslow on the on the program today and you know, come on guys. How could you have I mean what a jam-packed show with great guest we have James Carville on we had representative Carolyn Maloney and then the great Don Winslow you see this is what I do for you people I do it because I want you to be informed and I want to have smart people on like Don way smarter than me and and and and and people who know what they're talking about and know what they're doing and I think we had dead. Three guests at all do and you got to check out all the Doms films because they're awesome. And he does great work. Seriously great work and yep. Yep the world what a great guy loved on. He's got a lot of a lot of loves here with our chili lemon. I you know, I get it you want a super chat but I didn't get paid next chat. I will I get it. Look nobody has to you know, you know, I'm never going to like force people took a guilt people into donating to the program. It just every most dollars go to a piece of equipment what I'd like to do down the road is to get a phone bank, so I could take phone calls and then you know, and then I'll be able to actually talk to you people while I'm doing the show, so I'll hang out for like 10 a.m. Minutes and then you know, I'll probably end this around too. So here I'll put my link up just one last time. This is the PayPal link. This is the direct donation so easy, you know, if you want to just say, you know, I'm going to you know, you know, I'm not going to do this stupid chat, but I'm going to do this There's the link and like I said every dime helps them, you know, and don't forget. I'm on patreon patreon.com / Stuttering John Durbin been really impressed with you guessed the past few weeks off. Thank you, Julian. Lamden awesome Ian Harrison. Hell yeah phone bank. That's what I want to do, and I need to get a new camera so I look way better. Good as gold I just started my second month of patreon with you. Thank you very much. This Thursday beer on the balcony. Hopefully it'll be a celebratory beer on the balcony off with Opie from Opie and Anthony if he still does the show. Aaron Hawk, tell them the deal when you're super jet. Yeah, you know, you know YouTube takes a certain percentage but so does patreon so so I get it and I get it's easier for a lot of people Robert name is John looks better live. It's true the camera. Ladies do not do me any justice at least the this this MacBook Pro Camera if I gave the the a 5100 that house parks and told me to get then I will lick Rico Suave mark p first exit poll results released next hour. Robert Myers, I have something on my on my bottom lip. I wonder what that could be. Sebastian broke out. Hope you are on fire tonight. Biden will win let's all hope people show. He want John. How much did you spend on that bedroom that that was about three million dollars on that bedroom. I think we all know. This is a green screen. Bye now. Durbin John is your ring light a little too high. Yeah. See that's the weird thing because the stand like you cut gets up about a foot-and-a-half it probably I have to figure out how cuz I can't lower it anymore. So I don't know what to do, but I would rather it come down a little bit, but I'll figure it out. I'll have to put another. I don't know. I'll have to get the you know, they do have a taller stand. A toy list and you know that I'll I'll put up. so Robert Myers, I knew that because the bed was made good as gold. I miss your old house with the stone fireplace and piano Nicki be are you going to live or visit with how tonight probably yeah, I'll probably be on with how I was going to ask him to come on, you know today, but I will go on first going to see my kids. I'm not going to hike today because you know, I'm too stressed out man, you know taking I'll take today off. I usually take Wednesday off I'll take today off and I'll hike off a hike tomorrow, but this is a stressful day. I really want to I really want to turn this country blue. It's it's way too important. So, let's all hope that we can do it any local. Hope to see everyone over at how sparks live stream. I believe he's doing a 12-hour stream. Yeah. He is. He's a trooper he is a trooper. Yep. The hours on the air house barks. We'll see Mark P house. Just hanging out on his couch right now looking real casual, but haven't heard from you yet. But I I just did how do you like that? I just said I haven't heard from them and How just text me and let me say yes, he asked me if I'm streaming and then Sean how he can the 25,000 I guess blocked, you know, some of the trolls on here. Yeah, they still exist. So I don't really care if people want to devote their time to talking about be that's their loss. Let's see. I'll take off my link. Hopefully somebody donates to the PayPal. So there's the link. Let me get that out of here. So, let's see if we have any other questions. I have six more minutes. I will leave it at 2:00. Let's see Lenny Trujillo Melendez and Grill at 2024. That would be a sterical good as gold. We are holding our breath as a nation until we turn blue. I'm yawning up because I'm tired. It's because I've been talking for like I did I started Grillo show at 11:30 and now it's been talked pretty much mm half hours Karen RX-7 you guys love today over there sending you John kisses. Thank you. Thank you very much. Karen wage, Aaron Hawk. You gotta pay the troll toy. I I hear you Aaron Ian Harrison. It's crazy way to go how yep, I was a great dude a Great Wok do man I'm going to I'm going to need that coffee. Go pick up some coffee for me and the kids hang out with them for a little bit. Talk about the dotard and just hope that we can go Blue. Scott Weiland, do you think Trump will try and flee the country? That's a good question. So here's my take on that. I think he might have to but I think that he's such a proud egomaniacal react that I think that he might just say, I'm Teflon he thinks he's like Gotti like Teflon Don D world. Yeah, everyone hit the thumbs up button for John good as gold so you're not on again until Thursday. No, I don't have a new show till Thursday at noon PST. Aaron Hawk wage. Would he flee to Russia? Probably either that or Saudi Arabia the UAE? I mean Yemen cutter. I mean, you know, he'll go somewhere where I have enough money to live and age. I know Robert Meyers Trump will go on a state visit. Yeah, and send Air Force One back without him Sebastian bear Galt Biden will win the majority. Yes. We all know that Argentina Tony macaroni could be. Scott Weiland, I think he's going to resign Odell check. What's for dinner Jaan love you for dinner today grilled chicken with rice wage. Put some a lot of lemon on the chicken. Maybe a salad. Oh and a stuffed artichoke cuz I love my stuffed artichokes. I had another one last night. Oh man. Do I love them? It's almost a meal. Ian Harrison Trump's only got like five years tops of his life. I agree. I agree. I mean the doctor doesn't exercise. He eats like shit. I don't think he's you know, I don't think he has much longer on this planet. Benny Loco, I predict an OJ Simpson style car chase for Trump. D World how long until the first result comes in it won't come in until the polls close in that state. So the results will happen first on the east coast and the polls close and I believe 8. On the East Coast so we won't know until 5:00 here. So that's why I have some time to to visit the kids and then I don't know. Let's just hope we could take this dotard down really scaring the crap out of me took. Yeah, be nice to see Trump and his spawn just you know, get all put behind the good old put behind bars along with Bill Burr just be awesome to see all these corrupt lunatics be behind bars. Just so sick of this family. I'm so sick of them that stealing from kids Charities DD what happened know I've been out of pocket for a minute know came back on the show. I think last month, I think help, you know, you know when the time comes and he wants to come back. He's always welcomed. There's no, you know problems. It was a fight or anything. It's just he's He's trying to donate a time to his book. All right, I want to thank our guests today. I want to thank the great James Carville The Ragin Cajun. I want to thank congresswoman Carolyn Maloney the representative from New York. I like to thank the great author and filmmaker Don Winslow, and I want to thank God Sean hockey count of 25 and Nicki be for moderating. We all pray for you. Nicky be you're going to be fine. 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The Stuttering John Podcast-October 13th, 2020

The Stuttering John Podcast

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The Stuttering John Podcast-October 13th, 2020

"Yeah, baby, welcome to the world famous stuttering John podcast. No song today. Why because this computer can't handle anything else. I just buy this computer and then for some reason I got the air instead of the pro and the air can't handle your all the things cuz of the processors not big enough. So I bought my new Macbook Pro 1200 bucks, but they gave me a credit for $560 for this one. I thank you heather found her guy Ned for for help me out with the details of why I should get a MacBook Pro and how sparks so now I have that there's a link. If you want to donate you could also donate on through Super Chat and become a patreon member. I start my beer on the balcony new episode on Thursday after the show dog. After this show so now without further Ado. Let me bring on my good buddy the great Noel casler. How are you pal Megs on how are you my friend? Good to see you my man to see you dude. The production's got a little bit better. See now. I have a fireplace to looking good. Yeah, man fireplace got the beer on the balcony. I got the beard off. So you're so smart and that beer and I am not going to shave it may be election day. Just so you know everybody everybody in the chats are saying how much they love, you know, you're always welcome here and I was really happy that you agreed to do this podcast, especially because you know a hell of a lot more than I do about six guests Carolyn Maloney who's going to be coming on in about 10 minutes. So feel free to talk as much as you want because you know, I mean I like I was reading your tweets and I'm like, all right. No no song. All about this woman, but Dad and tell our audience here about all the great things that she's done. Well the honourable Carolyn Maloney, you know, she's been a representative in New York since 1993. She's represented was the 12th District and then it became the 14th District before that. She was a city councilwoman in New York City cover in Spanish Harlem and she's tireless, you know, Wayne Barrett called her at IBM in the house. You know, she got every dime do nine eleven, you know victims and workers after nine-eleven, you know, she's the one who got the healthcare pass that covered all the related illnesses that that, you know First Responders and everybody got down there and she made sure that insurance last four seventy-five years, you know, so, you know, and she's looked out for women's rights, you know, she was looking out for same-sex Partnerships back in the eighties, you know in our city council days gun, right, you know, not gun rights, but gun safety rights. She was the one who came up with the idea to put a gun liability insurance, you know gun on him. Be financially liable if their weapon was used to kill, you know and harm in Maine you you buy a car you need insurance, right? You need liability insurance on your car, but you can buy an AR-15 and there's no sort of insurance for the damage you can cause strawman laws was another gun thing. She did where you know, people would you know use a third-party criminals would use a third-party to go off a weapon in Pennsylvania or something and bring it to New York and my favorite accomplishment the Second Avenue subway, you know, I live in her neighborhood. You know, she yeah, I live in her neighborhood, right? She's the eldest found the more stately one. But so if you live on the upper east side of Manhattan you live on the east end where I used to live it's a long walk to the sixth train, you know you live on Fifth Avenue, it's not that far to Lexington, but everybody's on the 6th, you know the sixth train so she got this wonderful 2nd Avenue, you know subway built which really has changed, you know, it's the nicest Subway in New York City. It's sort of taken to to exam. And now if you got an apartment on 2nd Avenue at 1st Avenue your site, you know, you got a great Subway and out the real estate. So she somebody who, you know deals with the big issues that we face and deals with the smaller issues that you face as a New Yorker and what more do you want in a in a representative in Congress than that? Yeah, and I'm really excited to have her on and then also I hope you're going to stick around cuz they have an Army Major Richard Ojeda who's really really really upset with Donald Trump and everything that he's been doing and he's been posted a lot of videos and it's always cool to have an ex-army guy, you know ex-soldier to comment on this guy who has no liking or no respect for our troops. No, absolutely, and he's doing that wonderful project where they're getting all these Democrats to run in these red States, you know, West Virginia Kentucky all that kind of stuff. So we need guys like him, you know, cuz Trump Play Zone not much is Mo, you know, I'm a man of the Law and Order and the military he's not as we know he dodged the draft five times when it was his turn to serve, you know, so I'll definitely stick around. I want to hear what he has to say. Oh good. Good. Good. Let me see. I hope this other screw it up and turn off my Wi-Fi just so I have a direct connection cuz I'm plugged directly into the modem. So everything's fine right looking good to me. Okay good because I just don't want anything. You know, I've been having so many technical issues know it's non-stop. So like so I'm just going to I'm not going to play any Clips. I'm just going to stay on this turns up the Wi-Fi and directly into the modem. I don't want any problems. But how's the book coming? It's good. You know, I've been writing as you age. No, you've done. It takes a long time. You know, I'm going to I'm writing about my life to not just the Trump stuff. You know, I definitely don't want to be like cashing in for lack of a better word. You know, I sort of took a little disillusioned with how many people are like just kind of writing books, you know, like they just want to make a buck. That's not what I'm about you know, so, you know, it's going well, but you know, it's just, you know, you know how it is, you know, it's it's hard to stay off of Twitter. It's like every day you're like, all right, right today. It's like presidents on his way to Walter Reed with covid-19 like oh my God. Yeah. No, I know especially with this President cuz there's not a day. There's not a minute that goes by without him saying or doing something stupid, you know, when he wants it. Did you see him dancing last night? I saw that dance. That's his dog. Got out of his mind dance. Is that a dance? Yeah. I don't know. That's the white man's overbite, you know, like I know cuz he doesn't move his feet if you watch he has a job. So he can't move that way. He can't bend his knees like a normal person. So they're the feet are prone and it looks like he's moonwalking cuz he's just and he's got the girdle and everything but makes he makes what's his face? I just I just blanked on the guy's name. Who was the who was the fat guy was Karl Rove car? Oh, yeah. Oh, yeah. Yeah, he makes Karl Rove look like Baryshnikov. Exactly. Exactly. Now, he's a stiff as he can be, you know, I know and and then he holds these rallies know in Florida and and meanwhile, nobody social distancing. Nobody's wearing masks. These people are going to die. And then you have Ron DeSantis who introduces him and then in his like we own nothing to let the Democrats tell us what to do. It's like fine dude, right wait until everything spikes again. And you lose a lot of your people. Let's see how proud you are of your of your idiocy. Yep. You know what? I mean? It's just crazy know. It's it's the height of insanity and it's dangerous and people are going to die, you know just Santa's walked into that rally and high-fived everybody. Then he picked his nose am literally on camera like there couldn't there is no more irresponsible state government than Florida. Yeah. No, I know and I have a lot of friends in Florida and they'll like this is insanity. Just you know, like they're not even leaving the house to like I'm not going out now and because it because they're all idiots. Yeah. This is my shirt vote him out and do it vote him out because I am now, you know and have you seen what happened in Virginia? Yeah. It also happened in Florida. They cut the cable. Yep that so people can't register in on the last day in California the GOP set up fake ballot drop-off boxes. I mean, this is Tom This is unbelievable know that doing every freaking thing they can they are and the scary thing is, you know, a thousand of those little acts all over the country writ large always need to do is get the electoral votes. You know, he doesn't need to steal the ten million votes. He'll lose the popular vote by he needs to steal like last time 70,000 votes in Three Counties. So when you multiply like those kind of incidents, you know will last time I was on the show we talked about a guy a judge in in Montana who threw out a bunch of early absentee ballots. And if you didn't happen to know that he threw out your ballot your vote doesn't count, you know, so and and lets you know, we can talk about this with representative Maloney, but look at the lines, you know, the people were standing in line for 11000 hours yesterday in Georgia, you know in Buckhead and wherever that like fancy suburb is it was 20 minutes to vote. If you're affluent white person you zip in your zip out, you know, if if you're if you're worth Class or person of color you're standing in line for 11 12 hours, but the good news is they're doing it. Anyway, yes, they are and yeah, I don't know if you saw that the video of an African American kid who posted it whether all waiting in line for like seven eight hours and he's like we're going to wait and we're going to vote no matter what you do and that's what we need. No. Like that to just you know, what you could do all you can but we are going to vote. Exactly exactly. I thank you Julian lamden, and then yeah and we gotta talk about the congresswoman about because she wants to talk about health care. And and now as you watch the Amy Coney Barrett hearings, what's more important now than the Affordable Care Act and wage, you know, they're going to get rid of this. They definitely are they absolutely are and I don't know if you watched any of the clips of Amy Barrett know Amy McGrath debating wage. Connell and he just sits there and laughs while she says your bought out by big Pharma and this is why you want to get rid of Obamacare because you know, I mean and he just sits there and laughs. I know he last like an an evil like, you know cartoon movie. Yeah. That's right. I've heard that lot that's like the kind of laugh of people who who laugh at Holocaust jokes and stuff. Yeah. I mean, it's that kind of like a forced kind of all that funny cuz it's cruel, you know. Yeah and then did you see him on Hannah me where he goes about packing because it goes, you know, why didn't Obama pack the course of those because I was there to block it exactly. What a freaking prick I gotta say. No links guy is like, I mean so egregious. I mean just such an evil man. You know, he is and what's Sheldon Whitehouse Senator Whitehouse just had a big thing off. You know dark money in the Amy Coney Barrett hearings just happened, you know and like buying judges, you know, outside influences buying judges and that all started with the Koch brothers, you know, and and nobody Jenna fitted from that kind of stuff more than Mitch McConnell and the fact that his constituents continue to put him send him back to the Senate, you know, when they clearly have a more viable choice this time the fact that they continue to fall for just you know, racism basically, you know, yeah truly and and and and a person whose team over country that. I mean he can give a crap about his constituents he can give a crap about about this country. All he cares is his team and asking him is the GOP which is not even a GOP of the Reagan years. This is this is this is trumpism and he's okay with it. Yeah. This is tea party it started, you know, ten years ago. This is tea party GOP Ted Cruz off. Guys came in off of Koch brothers money after the you know, sort of racist backlash of President Obama, you know, they're not the the gentleman you know that HW Bush was you know, that real life these guys that I have my difference with obviously politically but came from something these other people, you know, these this is the Republican party of Matt gets you know, I mean, I'm just like r a p Frat Boys, you know trying to own the lips. Yeah. And who was the guy he was a Democratic senator who who were really had a good point with Amy Coney Barrett. He was saying how you're okay with a vote to you. The right to vote is a civil thing, but the right to hold a gun that's a federal thing. I mean, you're right to vote can be taken away on a Civic County state law, you know, but but you're you know, you're right to bear weapons of war and arms or you know, a Biblical commandment essentially is what you were saying, you know. Yeah, who is that, correct? That it was a Senator at you know after hearing but but you know what the congressman is here. How are you? I'm so excited to have you on this is my co-host for today. This is Michael kastler. He lives in your district. And he was just saying how great you've been for your District. Thank you. I've just have to ask you cuz that looks like an l-rod fireplace behind you is it it is I know if I have a country house up in Westchester too. So I'm up there in Westchester. It looks like that exactly exactly yeah, it's handmade each individual Stone so beautiful. Yeah, but I'm A Carnegie Hill resident. I'm a long time right off of 5th in the nineties. So you've represented wonderfully for many many years. Thank you. Thank you. You still up there. I do. We're kind of up here for the quarantine. Yes, you know, we we've been up here since March, but I'll be in the city tomorrow and great. We all we want all of you. Who've To come back we want you to come back our city needs your leadership and it almost feels like a ghost town with so many people out of town by now know it's it's it's bizarre to say the least. I know I'm honored to have you on Congressman Carolyn Maloney or the second. You're the second Congressman that normally take out only at David cicilline the congressman from Rhode Island. Good friend of mine. Yeah. Yeah, and I have a lot to talk to you about and a limited time. So let's get to it. Okay Healthcare took a big issue. I mean counting Amy Coney Barrett is unfortunately about to get appointed to the Supreme Court, even though Mitch McConnell and Lindsey Graham said they would never do that right now. Is she going to abolish Obamacare or what? Will you you can only you don't know what she's going to do quite frankly, but you can guess by her prior statements birth. And and she According to some prior decisions and statements. She would abolish him the Affordable Care Act removing Healthcare and from twenty million people and over a hundred million for pre-existing conditions than Trump Administration is in court right now trying to roll back a pre-existing conditions and to tell you how terrible this is pregnant age is considered a pre-existing condition. If you do believe that before the Affordable Care Act, I would have women come to my office. They were pregnant. They could not buy Health Care off cause they had a pre-existing condition pregnancy. How is that for a family-friendly country supposedly, so preserving the Affordable Care Act and access to Affordable and here Healthcare. It should be a goal that everyone shares in this country and she's a threat to that but let's get to fairness when President Obama was President seven months before his birth. Ended he appointed our had a nominated a judge. They failed to have any consideration no hearings nothing. And now, what are we three weeks of before an election and they're jamming through their appointment and it is one from what I can read. I believe that I believe from what I know about her that she will vote to abolish the Affordable Care Act and drove away which gives women the right to have decisions about their own body which more fair than that. And so I am very distressed about it. I know she's a good mother. She's a good person. She adopted two children. She has four of her own. She has a loving family but her her positions are very frightening to me quite frankly, and do we have any chance of any of the people in the Senate to vote against her? Well based on our votes that went for impeachment which I thought we made a very good case. We impeached him in the house. They they didn't do anything. So she kind of basing it on how they've acted in the past. It looks like they're you know, lock-step with Republican leadership and they are they're bashing. It's just that's all I can say and I think this place to an election we should wait until the people have spoken until after the election of President Trump always says, well, I'm still in charge. I'm president for a year. Well guess what President Obama was in charge and it was seven months before his term ended and this is roughly what three weeks before Bush President Trump's term end. I hope yeah well getting and and and that's something that I know you want to talk about and I certainly do especially after what just happened in Virginia. It happened in, Florida and, New Jersey. California this is election fraud and we're talking about the cables getting cut in Virginia and Florida on the last day of the day to register and in California the GOP set up fake ballot drop-off boxes. What do you I mean, how can we prevent this or the Democrats doing anything to prevent this from happening wage? I can tell you another one you ought to talk about what Texas did to suppress about and they it's a huge State. They have millions of people Thursday and in some of their their their districts they had in one District. They had fourteen different drop-off boxes. They came out with their wisdom and said each district should only have one which makes it very difficult for people to vote absentee. So that is a another example. I now chair the oversight committee and when it was reported to me off That the Postmaster General Mister Joy was slowing down the mail. We immediately had hearings we heard from across the country that he was slowing down the mail that said it's a hoax. It's not I don't believe it. Well, we got internal documents from a whistleblower that we're authenticated as true documents that said that in every major category of the new Postmaster General had slowed down the mail anywhere from 6% to 9.5 any any thoughts private CEO that took over a company and reduced their productivity anywhere from 6 to 9.5% and believe me. They would have been fired that day. I did get him to agree to stop his actions to slow down the mail and we're getting them to replace some of the mailboxes. They took out and and the the delivery with the truck. Yet they were saying only one a day if you if you needed the truck to come ten times a day only one and across the whole country people were having their mail slow down. They've stopped those activities. So that's one action that we did and and leader Pelosi called for all of us to come back and vote for the delivery for America Act which really sucks. The damage e steps that the joy has taken and passed overwhelmingly and the house did not pass the Senate. We hadn't picked up significant Republicans support on that day off because it was so outrageously particularly during a pandemic where people need the post office for all of their needs particularly their medical needs and and here this individual new Postmaster General. I I couldn't arrest until I got a bill In Too Deep politicize the post office and say that you cannot be the top fundraiser for presents a truck. To be the Postmaster General and also of the those that he had pointed to the the oversight board. Also were really big major contributors to pass the pact the for the for 25 packs that one love the one from McConnell and for the present the Republican party. So the post office should be above politics is there to serve the people and that's what my bill does. Yeah exactly. But is it going to replace the 700 or so sorting machines that he destroyed? Well, we at least stopped him from going forward and I heard from some post offices that they've restored the Sorting machines some they trashed disconnected them through them away and bins and you brought up an incredibly important issue because he's supporting these of sorting machines can do the work of so many people they can sort thirty thousand pieces of mail in 1 hour. You're confronting we're going to have a surge of mail-in ballots the likes of which the post office has not seen and his probably ill equipped with Personnel. Another thing he tried to do is to prevent any overtime. Obviously, I think we have honest hard-working post office workers. They'll be worth no light. They'll be working long hours to get the mail stamped and and delivered and out and and and then he was taking away the overtime play so the birth People can be paid for their work. He has agreed to restore that until after the pandemic are after the election. It's so far a show. It's like you can't believe what's happening. I know we and it's right in front of our eyes, you know Sydney. Yeah, we stopped him at least and the investigation continues. He would not give us documents. We subpoenaed in so we are continuing to get a documents and we're continuing our investigation right now. We are on recess at the order of a 24-hour notice to return to vote. Hopefully on the heroes act that will get get monies out to people and hospitals and mass transit and schools that education and Healthcare and all the things that are needed and small business loans and and grants to help so we are on loan to go back. But after the election will be back on our on our investigator. I'll be giving you an a weekly report an update. If you want it any time that you want to come on. I would love you, New York, New York or nose in New York. I mean, I'd love to have you on any time. I have to ask you a couple more questions before you have to go and I know I'm I have a heart out. So let's see I've got I had I had one question but I'll go to the office on climate change. I have three children. Okay, and my daughter is a valedictorian. She's you know, she yeah, she's in college 4.5 Coombs. She speaks fluent Spanish High honors everything and I was on a hike with her and and we were talking about climate change and now nothing is being done. And she's like Dad, you know, unfortunately, it's going to be my generation who was going to have to fix this home and I feel bad because the Republicans are doing nothing about climate change when it's a it's science. Why what what is it because the big oil? Yes, and we've got to get off a big oil and and and and one of the things that piece of legislation I put in as they for our Fleet for the Post Office. Let's make them the wage is Fleet for the 21st century. Let's make them totally electric off of fossil fuel. We're working to do that in New York City. We should do it all across the country get off a gas and fossil-fuel go to electricity and turn their post office sites into charging stations for electric cars. That's one concrete example. I am a billion to require em agency to report on how they are going to move to green and awful fossil-fuel. How are you going to accomplish that we have to move on that? We we've had a hearing loss and I report that I just issued that was really aided very much by Duke University and the professors there in the environment that came out with what some way to track what would happen to us. If we went to two degrees Celsius, which was the goal of the Paris Accord that 190 countries signed on believe that Joe a hundred ninety countries aren't wrong. We should have stuck there. But if we're out of it we can still work on those goals and our governor and our mayor in New York, which is where I live. They have pledged to keep the goals in the standards and and the goals that we were moving forward and we have to have a plan and and the Paris Accord was off a plan, but anybody can have a plan but we can still do that and we're trying to do that in our city and state and we're trying to do that and and Washington we've come out with a series of bills to support alternative energy and to move to off of fossil fuels for our fleets of our cars for clean air clean water, but this report was birth. Frightening it showed what would happen just in New York state they were looking at everything in New York state if it got two degrees Celsius warmer a more pollution in the air more pollution in the office or affecting the health care of hundreds of thousands of people in causing more deaths of creating less opportunity in our economy. And we need to connect me with all policies with tax breaks for alternative fuel for our policies that demand that we move forward and and stop building these polluting energy plants that just makes people sick. Let's just stop it and and and make a determination to get off of it and that's what I'm working for. And here's I would say majority of Democrats in Congress who share that concern in a working for a Greener better America, but gotta let me ask you when Donald Trump said that windmills cause cancer birth Like shake your head and go what the heck is wrong with this car? What about when he said Clorox save you from home, so I don't even listen to him because it just it's just so crazy that I didn't want to hear it. And then another thing he does that I think he does it on purpose. He takes every position on every on every issue and he'll be against it'll be for it. He'll be sideways and you know, you get dizzy trying to figure out what is faith is policy. I would say most presidents are very cautious and what they say they are very careful because people many times a follow them. I can't I can't believe this but a number of Americans followed him on the Clorox they dropped it, but they ended up in the hospital. I mean this is this is insane. It's like a it's like a it's just dead. Really? So anyway, we we have a choice on this November and and I hope that people will vote vote for a saner a better America for all of our our people that support alternative energies that support the Affordable Care Act that support a woman's right to choose and off on the ballot that I'm going to be voting for is a Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Yes. Yes. I will talk before you go know. Do you have anything that you want to add? You know, here's a big fan of yours cuz I'm a resident of New York City, you know and I can't you know, I can't think of anybody to take over the late great Elijah Cummings work on the oversight share the new so I'm thrilled and I hope that's permanent, you know, and you touched on all the issues that affect us from you know, the the Lower East Side flooding after superstorm stamp Sandy and you were instrumental in getting a job. For that a lot of my friends worked on at Ground Zero after nine-eleven, and I know you make sure we got every dime, you know, that was that was due the city and I appreciate a lot of my friends felt felt ill so I appreciate all you've done for their health care and getting extended for 75 years and addressing all these issues and also the Second Avenue subway, you know, you change your change the make-up of the operator page that one so on a lighter note, I mean what a dream come true, you know, so just thank you and continue to do your wonderful work and Congressman. I hope all your listeners will get out there and vote for me and buy them and and Kamala always and Congressman one last question. Have you ever met Mitch McConnell and and or Lindsey Graham and and gave him a piece of your mind? Well when I'm meeting with them, I'm usually asking them to support and vote for something like like the 2nd Avenue in a way like healthcare for a 911 Heroes and heroines for the credit card Bill of Rights that would cut out all the abusive practices of the financial industry. Am I all reports saves over ten billion dollars for you the consumer and you're not in their fees. I call it the Maloney stimulus package cuz I've already raised over a hundred billion dollars just with that bill alone. So actually when I talk to them, I'm usually asking for something for my constituents and for America. So I'm to be honest with you I am back and I'm very polite and sometimes they support me. They supported the nine-eleven health bill. They supported the credit card Bill of Rights. But then of course the whole nation was supporting them. Parts them to sick now. So one approach to get the whole nation just end up to say that it is wrong and unfair to have these hearings on a on a new Germany to the Supreme Court without a time for the American people to hear their views and react to it. But thanks to put a have to do is I have to go get everybody to Congress supporting and then Mitch can't say no cuz everybody under him supporting it so I try to get things done and I will go up there and they just scream. I really try to work with people and figure out how I can get the money to continue building the Second Avenue subway all the way down up to East Harlem all the way down to the tip of Manhattan down to Brock's Brooklyn and Queens and and that would help the people that provide good jobs and help the quality of life of all the people in New York City and help the economy. So to be honest when I'm talking to them, I'm usually on my best behavior trying to get that whole support a bill that I'm trying to get past but I don't you don't you know, you have to you have to figure out how to get things done and by screaming at someone and telling them go to hell just doesn't work. It's better to appeal to their reason and hope that they can get on the right side will get them take do you think that will take back the I'm stuttering I stutter. Do you think that we're going to take back the Senate and the presidency? Yep. I'm an optimist and that gives me more energy as I my goals and one of my goals is to do that. Can you imagine what we could do we could get all these environmental bills. We could pass gun safety. We could finally ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. Let's get it over with guys and gals and move on to other issues. And I I think you would see the most active 100 days you've ever seen if you had a democratic house Democratic Senate and a a President Bush and president President Biden. I think one of the reasons New Yorkers like him so much is that he knows us he flew into New York, and he said this if this airport is the worst of our been too long, just like a good friend he says, but they turns around and helps us get the federal money to rebuild it, which we are doing. So, I think he knows America knows all our states. He knows the leaders in him. He took a partner and helping us correct all the wrongs that have happened and move us for it will be early, but absent email or vote on Election Day, but please remember to vote as if your life depended on it cuz it literally meant well, thank you congresswoman. And will you please come back again? Listen, I'll come back anytime just for fun. All right, thank you so much. I really appreciate it. Thank you so much. I had a great way of life. Well, I got her for even more time than I thought. I would honor that's the chairwoman of the you know house oversight committee. Yeah, that was always, you know, I was only supposed to do ten, but she seemed happy to you know talk that's how she is. You know, we literally, you know, we live in the same neighborhood and that's the way she'll be if you run into her and the little grocery and things like that off, you know, and I forgot about the card act but you know, if you have a credit card in your pocket in the United States of America you owe that woman a debt of gratitude. She was being modest saying ten billion a year some estimates for $20 billion dollars a year that it's saved in you know consumers and credit card fees. So twenty billion dollars a year. The bill was passed in 2009. That's 11 years. That's two hundred billion dollars. Saved average Americans, you know like and she doesn't brag about it. She gets it done, you know. Yeah, you know, I gotta tell you this, you know, everyone's saying this is so far a great show and you know how long it not be a got my buddy no costlier everybody loves, you know to see, you know, like every every tweet an every time I say, you know, my shows coming up is no going to be there isn't all going to be there Thursday. So thanks for having me. It's an honor. So you are loved by you know, you know everybody who watches and listens to this show. So so like I told you before you have an open invitation any any any time thank you brother. I always loved being here, you know that, you know, I know but I you know, but I know you're writing a book. I know how hard it is to like juggle between that off social media because the election let's face it. It's so important know like I am doing this. Like as adamantly as I can to really book the best guess and to make sure that the word gets out and people are aware of how to vote what to do and why they should vote blue. You know what I mean? It's so important. This is the most important election of our lifetime. It's beyond important and what you want in your representatives of what you just saw and Carolyn Maloney representative Maloney, you know Trump likes to pretend like he's a man of the people and he tries to get these common folk to to vote for him. She brought up Environmental Policy Trump's buildings are the largest reporter polluter in New York City, you know, every building has a furnace, you know, when they burn fossil fuels you see that black smoke coming out of the roof Trump's are the worst dead, you know, they're all bad but they've tried to regulate these things Trump just throws up the regulations and throws them in the trash. Like they don't even bother trying to so, you know, you've got guys that are pretending they're dead. Hang out for you and they're poisoning the world, you know, and then you got people like Carolyn Maloney that represented Maloney that see the issue, you know and quietly go about doing the work as I pointed out before, you know, you want policy walks, you know, like you want people that are going to get the job done and sweat the details, you know, that's what you elect them to do, you know, don't crunch numbers off take care of my city take care of my Planet make sure my health-care rights, you know are protected, you know and Trump's going to pretend like he's going to help these people up in Mitch McConnell and they're going to they're going to screw him a hard as they can. You mentioned Mitch McConnell and then I'll shut up but his state is number 4 in opioid deaths, you know, they're like number forty-seven in the nation in education and Healthcare and infrastructure, you know, if I broke my leg and Kentucky, I'd try to get airlifted back to New York. I wouldn't even want to go in the hospital and I'm sure there's plenty of fun workers and doctors there just so over dead. Next because somebody like McConnell does all his work in the Senate to get brakes for billionaires. You know, McConnell's looking out for the guy who owns the coal mine. He's not looking out for the people that work in the coal mine may help and whether they waving a flag or not you want the people that are handling your business, you know? Yeah, it's the man is Despicable. I mean, I can't think of a more flexible person see Trump is just an idiot, but the colonel is smart but knows that he's evil and absolutely which is what makes him despicable. You know, how long you know what I mean? Like Trump is just such an like, you know, like I said, we say, he's a dotard he's an idiot. Like he doesn't understand anything like like he'll just light. You know, how long has he gets put McConnell knows what he's doing? Yeah, exactly. Like I say have Trump, you know, he wants to get he wants music to play when he walks in the room and he wants like to assault women basically log No, you saw a trump in his dancing last night. That's who he is. He just needs immediate grad for gratification and he walks people to like him McConnell's like evil on a different level. You know, that laugh was like, you know, I'm going to blow up the world and laugh about it, you know. Yeah, and and by the way, I think it's odd that Trump is used in the Village People song, even though they you know, that's m a g a you know that you know, but I know it's a joke not to cellphone to somebody, you know, there's a lot of closeted people in the Trump orbit, you know, and he'll he holds Secrets over people. So it may be a reminder. You know, it might be some kind of subtle weird message. I know I don't know what it is, you know. Well, well just let me thank some people environmental coffeehouse great show honest and real. Thanks. Thanks for the five bucks Adam Berry. Thanks for the five bucks. How bad is it? Look that the GOP is rushing this vote that they have until January 10th to get done down. Refusing to move forward with the stimulus bill of what do you say to that? No. Well think about it, you know, they're trying to get somebody jammed through on the Supreme Court who's going to take away your Healthcare, you know and take away your cutting rights while they're not going to send you another $1,200 check. The last checks went out in March, you know, that was eight months ago the Pooh like Insurance, you know, the extra six hundred bucks a month people are getting over the summer that ran out in August, you know, we're entering the cold weather season, you know, we're entering when you gotta pay a home heating oil bill, you know, when your kids need winter coats to go to Well, they suck if they're going to school. You know what I mean? You're you're entering the holidays, you know, we're going into a holiday season and a late fall and winter that's going to be unlike any of this country has seen you know off and and they're doing nothing to help you. Yep and Benny logo. Thanks for the five bucks. Save America votes straight blue ticket Yep. This is the dog. Oh, yeah, good as gold there's a sweetheart just said tell him know how to stop saying and then I'll shut up. We love when he talks keep talking know and I say the same thing to you know, that's what I said on the DMs. I said talk all you, I appreciate that. I I have a tendency to speak in paragraphs and Pages. That's why maybe writing is good for me. But you know, I thank you. I talked like that cuz I care about these issues and there's just so much to say and there's so much they don't want you to pay attention to you know, Trump doesn't want you thinking about the fact you haven't gotten a stimulus check and you're in a you know, your unemployment insurance ran out, you know, they want to get Amy Coney Barrett on the on the bench because they want to steal the election and they know it's going to be contested. You know, I'm not sure if your viewers are aware, but the Electoral College happens, right? You're elected Electoral College means you're electing an elector from each state, right? So those those results can be challenged. So the Republican party and Trump can say birth We don't trust the electors, you know to self report the results, right? So that ends up getting kicked up to the to the Supreme Court. So the Supreme Court could actually decide the election, you know, they could contest the results of say Ohio say Biden wins, Ohio, which it looks very likely he may now do the trunk could say we don't trust the you know, those electors reporting that and the Supreme Court could uphold that verdict. That's what happened in two thousand. But let me ask you a question know let's say if it's not only Ohio, it's Florida. It's it's Texas. It's it's Michigan and like if it's so many, it's Arizona, like if it's so many then how could they say that they can adjust the electives from every single state? Right? Well, they won't be able to events an overwhelming Landslide, you know ReSound in Victory, which is why again, everybody needs to get out and vote and they they off. You know and my guess is it's going to be such an ass kicking like Trump is going to be so mortally surprised that they'll yell for a couple of days. He won't accept him that night, you know, but it's going to be clear. He has no path to Victory even with all the obfuscation and voter suppression. And I think his lawyers will probably tell him that and the days after the election and here's the thing about Trump. He's going to be humiliated. He's going to feel like a loser. He's going to know deep down what she already knows is that he is a loser, you know, his dad has told him he's dumb and a loser his mom told him. He was nasty. You know, he he's he's a result of severe psychological deficits, right? So that's all going to weigh down on him in a crushing repudiation of his ego in the days after the election. So what I think will happen is, I think you gotta Taste of like all this media. He's been doing you know, he's been doing Rush Limbaugh Rush is not going to live out that long right so he can take over Rush Limbaugh's show and get a hundred million dead. Bucks a year, you know and address this audience which is still going to be there. Cuz the thing we gotta think about is Trump's going to be gone. But all those jerk offs with the American flags and The Punisher stickers on them, you know pickup trucks and the militia guys and Michigan those dudes aren't going anywhere, you know, and that's going to be a demographic he can continue to exploit. So I think somebody you know of a game is kind of ill will say hey recede into the sidelines now, you can do a radio show from Mara Lago, you know, you can you can get out of all these cases that you're facing cuz cuz you know home people hostage. He'll be like I'm not leaving until you make sure the sdny doesn't go after me and stuff like that and as much as people say we won't do that they will do that. You know, people will be so glad to move on that going to give him a break he'll go off into the distance and be this media guy Fanning the Flames of racism and dissent for years to come and here's another thing. I'll tell you and then I'll shut up you suck. Epic shut up. I'm banjo but the next guy who will announce will be gone Junior Don Jr. Will announce his candidacy the candidacy as soon as Biden is sworn it. And here's why because they they they they realize how much money there is in running for office and they're stealing the money that's just come out that they're laundering the money, you know, he got sixty million dollars in change any know where it came from and the last election, right? So don Jr. Files with the FEC to run all of a sudden they got an open account to start getting contributions and laundering money. So they'll keep the grift going off. But luckily he won't be doing it from the executive branch. Hopefully I wanted to say thank you to Lisa Guerrero lie, I'd hope I'm pronouncing your name right for the song 99. She's a fellow person from Massapequa and now it is in California. Just like myself know Massapequa was what's up and zebra and the great bands zebra. Yes, and I got to get you to sign posted that I told you I'd get you away. Hey, on that note, not the tangent too much. But Eddie Van Halen Man. Oh boy. I mean so depressing just so depressing birthday. I you know, it's still it's still bothers me like last night. I just kick back and listen to as much of an animal as I can get. You know, what you gotta do. I went outside and cried out as soon as I heard, you know, no shame. Like I just cried like that's that was my Guitar Hero from my youth, you know, every I used to get the Kramers and I'd rip off the pickguard and put tape all over them and you know everything you know, yeah. I was just you know, I was just saying way and he was my favorite guitar player and I'll admit to I cried last night. Yeah, you gotta cry, you know a guy like that as a gift. He gives us Melody gives us hope you know what I mean. It's like losing a flower or something and in these dark times having those guys leave, it feels almost that much more painful, you know, and he's a you know, if you get another Eddie Van Halen like you get another, you know Miles Davis or Art Tatum or Mozart like a guy like that doesn't come along. But once in a lifetime, it was like trance or somebody, you know, the you ain't replacing home. You know, yeah. No I know and and and I had the chance to meet him and he was a really really nice guy, you know, like you he didn't have an ego, you know what I mean, but I never got to meet him. I told you my stories about that. I worked when they were inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but he didn't come and I was like, oh my big moment and I was assigned to Van Halen and he didn't show up quite often show up. He actually went into rehab the night before Oh, geez. What's in a way as the most rock and roll thing ever, you know, and I respected he was taking care of his life more than getting a silly award, you know, but I'm just like like I'm finally going to meet Van Halen and I show up this is back when we did it at the Waldorf. I show up to the gig and I'm like, where are they and they're like all the Van Halen parties over there. Right? And it's Michael Anthony and life. Sammy Hagar. There's no Alex Van Halen. There's no edit. There's no David Lee Roth. I was like what? You know when I was there was nobody from Van except for my plan that he was a great guy. But you know, you know and I got to meet Michael Anthony he was he was just a an audience and he's part of the audience at the at the Tonight Show. So I said hi to him but yeah, but Eddie, I mean Eddie was the best. I mean, I am ready and Randy Rhoads. That was when my guys I have Randy Rhoads posters all over my bedroom. I mean Randy Eddie was afraid, you know, I heard Interruption. I heard the tapping it was insane. Randy was even more and I remember when Randy. I remember I was in eighth grade or whatever when I heard that I was also I lived in Maryland and they were on their way to play in College Park Maryland, like home a week later and you want to hear a story that most people don't know I worked for the same bus company, you know tour bus, you know, Well Company we rented was the company that Florida coach Your call but Randy Rhoads that Ozzy Osbourne used. I shouldn't probably tell the story publicly but screw it. So the guy who owned that part that company would have these parties. He had like a ranch in North Florida right now and he would have these parties and everybody would get drunk and he would let like the bus drivers like fly the planes so that's who it I mean Randy gotten a plane with like a drunk bus driver and took off and they were going to buzz one of the buses as a joke and crashed into it but a drunken barbecue that went horribly wrong, you know. Oh that's it's so sad. I mean cuz you know, but even as great as Randy was and I'm not taking anything away from him. He did also use some of Eddie's Tricks. I mean, you know percent off, you know, there was nothing that sounded like Eddie before Eddie, you know, and anybody in Southern California, and then the entire world was instantly influenced by that and even the guys who weren't dead. It wasn't necessarily their style of music were like damn, you know, and here's the thing. I went to the mat last year, you know, they had the big display of everyone from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and they had Eddie's original rig, right and it was so simple. It was a hot wired Marshall that he he made more AC come in to to get a different sound and it was like two petals. It was like the the original phase ninety off the script, you know the mxr and like one other pedal and then the guitar it was the Echoplex Echoplex. Exactly. Yeah like that, you know nowadays people got kind of large with 20,000, you know for these pedals on it. Yeah. We had a volume knob I know I know, you know, hence Cathedral exactly and was insane because that guy was the investment, you know, the instrument was an extension of himself, you know, and just you know, an interesting story. I dated a girl on match.com. Her name was Joey. She was Eddie's ex-girlfriend and Ed. She told me how Eddie became so great is Eddie's mom locked him in the like like in the closet like she was you know erratic and she locked at him and cause when he was a little kid and it was dark in there and the only thing that he could do he found the little toy keyboard and and in the dark, he learned how to play the keyboard and he used that kind of life, you know, like dexterity if you will like to play the guitar and he did play the guitar like a keyboard. Yeah, he's doing it and he know and I know lies off guys are recorded with him in the studio. He could play you know who were in the same Sunset sound stuff. He could play a classical piano and they said it sounded like a classical pianist. Yeah. And do you know that Eddie was the drummer Alex was and but but I got so much better than Alex that Alex is like I like I'll take the drums exactly. That's crazy. You know and we'll stop here. But but he played with joy, you know, and if you remember before any everybody was all like dark, you know, it was Clapton who I love but everybody was in pain playing instrument right Eddie comes out makes it look fun. He says and Waylon and it's like, hey the sun's out there's pretty girls. Let's grab a beer and rock the fuck out, you know, yeah, you know, I had the wage I was lucky enough to go to the last show, you know, like think Eddie did around here which was at the Hollywood Bowl. Yeah, my friend opened for him Kenny Wayne Shepherd. Okay. Yeah, and that was with David Lee Roth and I have to say Eddie's solo just impeccable just amazing and even to this day and I've seen Van Halen quite a few times. I was just hoping on how is he doing this? How does he do this? It's amazing. You know what? I mean? I do. Wow, awesome. So I'm waiting for the Army Major. Let me see cuz he I was laid on sending him a link. So let me just check and see if he's if he got it, you know, I hate to go on Twitter because sometimes this whole thing will crash, but he let me see. He should be coming on any second. Nice. I'll bet it's Van Halen. Yes, just sent it. Let's go check your email. Cuz I I'd like to talk to him to cuz he's very passionate. He's pissed off. I was checking out his Twitter feed. He's got some great stuff on them. You know, I know these guys should be pissed off. I mean they fought for this country. You know what I'm like, I would be pissed off to you know, and all that stuff that came out about the troops. That's Trump off as you know, he has no respect for the troops behind the scenes. Oh, no, you know, we used to be losers. Exactly. We used to every live show. I ever worked on after like two thousand three thousand on would invite wounded troops to be in the audience. It was just like a thing in New York. If you were doing a show we'd reach out to some local VA and be like you got anybody who wants front row like we'll put them there. I was in charge of the Super Bowl. I would bring like wounded troops on the field and vets and stuff for a moment in the in the third quarter right Trump would never have that in invited audience when we taped the Celebrity Apprentice finale wage. You know, which was like a t show you'd have four hundred people there. They were all Russian. They were all business associates. He would just hand out the tickets to like dudes. He wanted to do business with you know, yeah. Yeah, no doubt. It's like who doesn't who does he like know? I guess he likes anybody that's going to give him money. Yeah, he likes himself and he likes Ivanka, you know and an unhealthy way. That's it. He doesn't he doesn't like I mean deep down. I think he hates himself. You know, he doesn't like anything like you'll never see him last, you know, even Mitch McConnell has that fake laugh that seems like somebody who was laughing like they would like had been told what a laugh looks like but it never really done that but Trump doesn't laugh. He doesn't have a sense of humor, which means he doesn't really have any Joy, you know anywhere in his soul so I don't know what he likes. I don't think he likes anything, you know, God. Yeah. No, I know. Yeah. Well, he certainly doesn't like I mean, he doesn't like black people. He doesn't like people of color. He doesn't like Hispanics. He doesn't like women. You know, he yes women. He hates women since he was a kid cuz they would laugh at him because he couldn't read he's dyslexic so he he couldn't read so when they'd have to read and like Elementary School and queens the Little girls would laugh at him that's part of his rage and where it comes from and if you see him giving a press conference and a female reporter interrupts him. He's like hold down watch yourself like you see his real life cuz they would make fun of them and he would act out on that and that's why he got sent to military school cuz he was a bad kid. They were like get him out of here or he's going to end up like choking some little girl in the classroom, you know, he's a black predator in a lot of ways. So and didn't he send dining dick head Junior to military school as well. He sent him to Pennsylvania. I'm not sure if it was a much-needed area school on that tip though. I know that Don Jr. Wanted to join the Marines after there was a lot of years that Don Jr. Didn't talk to his father. They hated each other from like when when Trump attractive, you know about that really ripped out her hair and assaulted her sexually cuz she sent him to a scalp reduction surgeon and and it left a scar and Trump was like you ruined my life and he attacked. All right, so that was when George Junior was about fifteen sixteen. So he hated his old man, and he hated him at the pain years, you know, and then when he left Penn Don Jr. Went out to Breckenridge and was like a ski bum, you know, you like working with the bartender and did cocaine and got drunk every night and like lived in his truck. Like he was like it cut off basically from Trump, you know, and during that time he had threatened to join the Marines and Dawn got rid of it and said, I'll cut you off like you'll never get another dime if you join that cuz it's seen as losers. You know, you're a trump. You're not going to be a sucker. It's like they said when he went to off visit the grave of John Kelly son, you know who died valiantly, you know gave his life for this country Trump looked at the grave and said I don't get it what's in it for them? It's just despicable. I mean look what's in it for them. Well, how about killing Hitler life? I mean, I mean, come on man. I mean, he's an idiot. Yeah. I mean, how about the Navy Seals, you know take out Bin Laden and and and take out the summer Pirates. I mean, you know, they're there to protect our country. Yeah, I mean, but he doesn't, you know, he doesn't he doesn't understand like People giving their lives to something bigger than themselves, you know, he doesn't understand selfless service to him. It's just if you're not getting something out of it, you're a sucker, you know, his father made his fortune besides laundering money for the Genovese crime family. His father made all his fortune building those buildings in New York off of FHA Loans, right? So that was part of the new deal was these no interest loans that were designed to give like housing 2G eyes when they were coming back from World War Two so Trump got it was socialism, you know, that's what it was. It was a Democratic Socialist policy his dad got all these loans built all these apartment buildings and then screwed over the tenants that were returning gi's, you know, he would double build the buildings for like boilers and things like that and she Tanja taxes. So he took his father took from this country benefited from you know, the money's that were paid into, you know, our treasury from honest taxpayers and then didn't pay his share of fact. Was back after he became a billionaire off of those deals and that's what Trump was raised it, you know, he was raised in that kind of thinking like if you pay your fair share, you're a sucker. You're a sucker like it's he's he's Psychopathic with that and so are his kids like, you know, like you were saying about Mitch McConnell and Trump like Trump's an idiot Ivanka Trump an idiot people like to say how stupid like, she's conniving, you know, Jarod is conniving, you know, Don Jr. He's out of control like he's obviously he's going to be in rehab, you know before bed God see that video of him. Like totally coked out dude. I can't you know, I did I did it was insane. It was insane and not only did they release the video of Republican committee used it in a commercial as a fundraiser like who's the guy was putting together that you know, the audio add video and he's like, oh, yeah, I think I'll use this clip instead of calling him up being like broke like, you know you Jeff Like you walked out of scores at 4 a.m. You know, and what did you think about now Trump using doctor office context doctor fact, she's going please take that down its out of context cuz he was talking about like, you know, like all the people in like in the nation. I mean, I wasn't talking about Trump specifically and then now that trumps going to come out with another one use inductive, ouchie. I know but interestingly enough doctor found she threatened him last night found. He said don't think he wants to play that game and when he when he was asked, you know, what do you feel about cuz the guy on CNN was like I know they're making another ad right now he goes. Well, they might not want to go down that road. They might not want to play that game which to me I took to mean like I'll endorse biting in a heartbeat. You know what I mean? I'll break with my 50-year unrivalled unrivaled unparalleled reputation and in dog A political candidate if you push it that far. Yeah, no and I mean and falchi, that would be unbelievable. Like you saw the New England Journal of Medicine endorse a job cuz they said Trump is a disaster. He's spreading the thing right now like for his ego. He's going to do another rally tonight in Wisconsin or somewhere people are going to die people will die that went to that thing last night people died that obviously went to you know, Amy Coney Barrett White House thing. Nineteen people got it in the white house just from that one event. They probably had two hundred people at it. He's doing rallies that have two thousand people out of it and they're high-fiving each other and spitting on each other when they scream like you're the greatest, you know, like he's going to kill people and that'll be his legacy. You know, that's what these guys are getting. He's going to be back in Mar-A-Lago, you know counting his money in January and these people are going to be on ventilators. God forbid, you know, he'll enjoy that he doesn't care. Just got hold on, you know, he is on understanding. Why won't it work you're saying that the email will not work. I'll cuz he's on AOL. I don't have a zoom link. I'm only hold on. Let me try something different about you know, the first guy. Hold on. No, I'm sorry don't apologize to me. It will get it worked out for him. It might it it. Yeah, cuz I think he's yeah, let me see if I can cuz cuz I'm inviting them from Gmail. Let me page from email and see if that works. It should work. Because guests don't have to be on you know on on stream yard. So oh they don't or it might be like cuz he's on like Firefox or Chrome or something like that. It might not be supported. Yeah. Well, I don't know what to do about that because let me just try this. I'm going to keep talking since your viewers are yeah, I'm glad that Carolyn Maloney liked my fireplace. She's correct. That is Adirondack style architecture off all the way up. Well here as we're waiting. You know, what you think about tax Trump's tax returns. Oh my gosh. There we go. Just life was just ranting on seven fifty in taxes. He paid $750 the last two years and taxes the fourteen years before that. He didn't pay any income tax when he got covid-19. You know, you would pay more than 750 in taxes for that year that you did that. If you were a sixteen-year-old kid with a job you'd pay more than that. So he's paying nothing and he's getting the best service in the world. And then he's turning it into like, you know, a campaign rally, you know, most people missed this but when he left that Sunday and gotten his SUV, he was dancing in the back of the SUV. He was looking a something out of the Joker the most recent one like he was bizarrely hopped up cuz he's on Adderall already as we know and now he's on whatever that you know dexamethasone which is page. I you know, I worked with rockstars that would take those things, you know, when they lose their voice and they wanted to do a concert and other people in the band would be like broke stay away from him when he's on that like he took a bite your face off literally and I'd be like, I'd share a tour bus with where can I hide I would do it, you know, but those things make you insane. So if you're already insane and you're already dead, You're already on the drugs. He's on that's why he left. You know, he clearly was like I'm not getting do my own personal thing here and well to read let me get out of here and went back to the White House so he could snort and if you push his videotape things on Tuesday a day after he was home a chunk flew out of his nose again really which is 3 jumps in the last three weeks and no one's even talking about it. It's right there on video and I guarantee you someday after this is all done. Somebody will make a documentary about drugs drug use and they'll show those clips, you know, how long it'll be like proof cuz they'll be like what else is flying out of your nose and little white chunks, you know? Yeah. Yeah. I mean it's crazy. And by the way, Julian lamden says I paid that 1983 from Burger King part time job 750 exactly now, it's nothing and he's getting everything. You know, he's using your jet. You know Air Force One belongs to the American people off. Using that to go to these campaign rods it cost several million dollars every time you know, he goes somewhere and like Carolyn Maloney was saying, you know environmental, you know hazards and fossil fuels what's the carbon footprint alone from taking a 757, you know across the country every day, you know as president to do campaign business well and not only that I mean I bought all the times he uses it so he can golf exactly and even before that he did it for twenty years as a private citizen. He had his own Jet and he would fly down from LaGuardia like he did before nine-eleven. He wasn't in New York in nine eleven. He tries to pretend that he was there. He wasn't in Midtown. He was down in Florida, you know, and he took his jet down he was down there with another couple but he took his job down there a 757 and he'd fly down there with like him and his buddies would like him and Jeffrey Epstein there's a famous story of Jeffrey Epstein kept him waiting once on the runway and LaGuardia and he got all pissed off. You know and then Jeffrey finally gotten a plane he yelled at him. But think about what kind of an asshole you have to be to take your own 757, you know a jet that can have six hundred passengers or whatever it is, you know off and just be like you and your kids like using that much fuel to go to Florida, you know, you can get a Learjet. It's still a pretty good ride. It's still not exactly environmental sound, you know environmentally sound wage its like within the scale of human decency, right? That would be like taking the qeii to go for like, you know a Sunday cruise around Great South Bay. You know what I mean instead of like a little boat. He takes a big massive like ocean liner just cuz that's how insecure he is. No, he's saying it's not letting him in. I don't know why I don't it works for everybody. I don't know. Let me tell them try from this phone. Yeah, he's got an iPhone that might. I mean, I don't you know, it's like there's nothing more I can do on my end. I mean anybody can get in with any email. I've had people in here from every email available and I can't imagine that he can't get in cuz cuz it's just a link right these things are tricky though, you know. It might probably the AOL, you know, like it's know they still had a no I'm trying to get away from it. But I mean the angel too I you know, cuz I you know, I got it free when I was on the Stern Show and then you know used to it that's going on I get it I guess now I'm I'm I'm I'm on email because is all messed up on on my end anything new comes in as a recently deleted and I'm just like sick of its so disorganized, but I thought I'd like to keep it cuz it has all old emails in case I got to bring something up so exactly. But yeah, so let's see. What else can we cover? I doubt he just guys going to be able to figure this out. So so, you know, so, you know, let's just just talk about right. Well, you'll be going to reschedule him cuz he's a wonderful Dude and all your viewers should check out his page, you know, he's definitely he's leading a coalition, you know of Democrats in red States, you know, and and not Democrats like dead, you know, the problem is we've let Trump paint this like image of like all Democrats or liberals and stuff which is just BS, you know, that was just a campaign manager came up with that, you know who later died in the in the eighties, you know, Lee Atwater came up with that thing, you know Democrats were cops. They were union workers. You know, they were Steel Workers. They were tough guys. They were longshoreman, you know, the Democrat Party they used to democratic party see Trump even able did that makes everybody call it the Democrat Party. It's the Democratic party, but you know, they used to be the backbone of of birth. And they should be you know, and then there's sort of jingoistic flag-waving like Republican propaganda made people think that like somehow being a democratic was equated to like being soft on crime, you know being not tough and it's just it's it's bulshit. You know, I'm sorry to curse but it's it's it's what the sort of people like the Koch brothers that manipulated off the Senate through their you know, their their citizens united which was Mitch McConnell as well Mitch McConnell is the guy who you know Ram citizens united through and then the Supreme Court upheld a month and that's why you care so much about conservative judges cuz not allowed no amount of of money there used to be limits on how much an individual could contribute politically. And once that happened the Koch brothers were able to buy people off, you know, they were able to buy off politicians and judges, you know, but those guys are only able to do that if the constituents believe the BS, you know off I really keep believing this crap that Trump waving a flag means he's a patriot. He's not a patriot. He makes his money off of Russians and Chinese investors, you know, the Chinese government the big fish tank and China has the 23rd floor of Trump Tower and they've rented it since 2008, you know, he makes four million dollars a year off of renting a back, you know, a building, you know, a floor of his building a Chinese Banks, you know, it's the agriculture Bank of China. So it's a scam, you know, it's a scam and it's going to weaken America, you know, all these tariffs those just hurt farmers and stuff farmers are dying in Wisconsin, you know, the state that he flipped from the Democrats in the last last election. We slaughtered those people milk and Dairy Producers in Wisconsin. These guys have killed themselves like hundreds of them because they saw no way out of the economic, you know. Like catastrophe the Trump's policies brought on them and his trade Wars with Canada and stuff Canada stopped importing and buying that milk and that that you know, their revenue dried up overnight. They would suck milk. They were dumping hundreds of gallons and this stuff is hundreds of thousands of gallons write this stuff is all related to the environment, you know, economic policies are another way to destroy the environment, you know, how much methane gets released into the atmosphere to have enough cows to produce a hundred thousand gallons of gas, you know, so all of this agriculture is is dead. The policies are being written by like oil companies, you know and big ConAgra companies. So he's pretending like he's the man for the little farmer. He's not in all the subsidies all the bailouts that he gave these Farmers those all went to Big Business, you know, those went to ConAgra and all these other companies your average Joe Farmer who had you know, three hundred cattles, you know, and was selling milk to you know, cheese manufacturer didn't get any of that. You know, the big business guy the same guys that are poisoning your your food and your land, you know, so it's it's you can't overstate the case for how dangerous it is for people to keep voting Republicans into office in in the way. They stand now in this current thing, you know of a you know, the GOP really be considered the Republican party. Like you said, it should be the Trump party, you know, it should be like the Trump apologist or the Trump, you know nationalist party or something cuz it's not the GOP, you know, it's not people that care off. That Americans are vets. It's people that pledge their fealty to a deranged drug-addicted fool who's going to try to steal as much money as he can get into damage this country as much as he can and then he's going to ride off into the distance, you know and here and and and like I gave me you hear the Republican congressmen and women and and the Senators call it, you know, where the Socialist Party it's like that's their new goju, you know, give me a freaking break, you know, you know and not the Socialist Party, you know, no we're not but you know, even that like saying socialism is a bad idea like what I What I just said earlier about Trump's dad and the New Deal, you know, and those low interest no interest FHA Loans, you know, that was all part of like Social Democratic policies that FDR came up with after you know, after the Great Depression and the reason those parties are the reason those policies existed is because we were destitute and before that. It was like Factory owners and poor people there actually was no middle class. So, you know, all this generation came back from fighting a war and those socialist policies took shape and things like the g i bill, you know, which then allowed a guy to go Tom College, you know, when it just got back from fighting in Belgium for two years or whatever. He got to go to college, you know, and he got to get a management degree or something and then he went and worked at a factory that had a pension system, you know, and then he was not able to get married and buy a house on those same FHA Loans out in Levittown out in Massapequa, you know, and these guys went to work and they worked hard and they're given credit for building this country club. You know the modern era but that modern era like, you know, the fertilizer for that growth was socialist policies, you know, it was socialism that allowed these guys to go to college, you know, if they'd come back from World War Two and they didn't have that they'd be picking up a hammer, you know and going and working in a factory somewhere pounding on a piece of Steel and guys were doing that as well and getting paid off but they were able to become upwardly-mobile, you know, a generation of children of immigrants were now entering, you know, the upper class of business management in this country long before that. It was all wasps, you know, it was all old money dudes had grown up in Greenwich and they controlled the companies and the workers were the workers. So socialism is what put most of America and most of what is not modern America on the map politically economically, you know, and then it switched back then Reagan came into office and he said enough of this, you know, the CEO shouldn't make 20 times as much choice. This worker. He should make two hundred times as much, you know, and he changed the game and you're now you had your Arab Gordon Gekko and all these guys greed-is-good and they decimated this stuff and they moved all these factories offshore, you know, and it created, you know, the Rust Belt and it created this modern economy where you're either basically working for Amazon, you know for twelve hours a day without getting a pee break and then the company made four hundred billion during the pandemic and still pays no income tax, you know, he's the richest man in the world. He doesn't pay any taxes. So that's the modern economy. You know, that's what a lack of socialism gives you you know, so, you know, they paint this socialism thing like, you know, it's it's Marxism or something and it's not, you know, it's it's about like make sure everybody gets a fair shake. You know, I check this out. Hold on. This was going to be it's going to be crazy. No, hold on. Hey, Richard. Did you hear him? Can you hear them though? I can't I can hear him barely. I don't know if your viewers can. All right, hold on your phone. I can see him. Well, yeah, hold on. I'm going to turn my phone up and I'll hold the microphone to him. Hold on. All right. All right there say hello to everybody that Richard. Do you hear me? Any better? Yeah, it's good. All right. So here he is. This is too funny. I don't know why you can't get on the you know, I don't know why you can't get on the link. West Virginia is probably you know, I got on Atari. Well, listen, first of all, thanks for your service. Thank you. And you know, what do you think about what's going on in Virginia now with these freaking you know, they cut the cable. 10 surprises the things that are going on in this country, you know, we've got a guy at the at the wheel that absolutely just it's it's a sad day in America know I know I know but I mean is this going to affect anything or you think people already, you know have registered? You know people are registered. I think that you know certain areas we have to keep our eyes on it's like what happened during the primary election in Louisville, Kentucky where they basically, you know closed all the polling stations in areas of color and just had everybody going to 1 I think we're I think you can guarantee them to see some of that on Election Day and I've been watching a lot of your videos. Tell everybody what you think about the tell everybody what you think about the dotard known as Donald Trump. Can I speak freely? Yes. An orange asshole who only cares about himself and his his family. Actually, he doesn't really care as much about his family. It's all about him. You know, this has been a nightmare for 3 and 1/2 years. I don't know how anybody could want to continue with another four years of this. But once again, I would I went to a place called me and asked me who I was voting for. And when I said he immediately come back with your divorce and you know, how long that the Republicans use every election. Yeah, no, I know and what do you think about him calling the soldiers losers and suckers? In uniform today or in the past you can vote for this guy. I mean, we know that he spoke negatively about prisoners of war God we know that he disrespects the gold star family. We know that he stood on the flight number 60 and said what was in it for them, you know, this is a guy he he he has no concept of what services isn't tired. Nobody in his entire bloodline has ever actually ended up in in in in in man to vote. I know I mean, but you know, what are your you know, your other military people think I mean, is there do you think the military is going to vote blue this year? You know, it's hard to say, you know, the one thing about the military that is you have to understand is that the Democratic party looks looks Veterans Home more Republican because it's all about the beans and the bullets and you know, all they really care about is are we going to have the finances to be able to do the training that we want to do and the truth? It's just when the Democrats were in power. I can remember under the clintons where you know, we used to March to the Drop Zones where we were supposed to do Airborne operations. But because the last quarter of every year long or short on money we would get in the back of of trucks and drive down the Drop Zone and jump out the back of the truck simulating that we were doing Airborne operations, and those things stay in your job. And and sadly, you know, I have a feeling that you know, there's still a lot of people that feel that way. I know a lot of people that I serve with that for some odd reason they still they still support Donald Trump and I just don't understand he didn't do nothing for my state. He come down here put on a coal miner's cap and acted like he was working and invisible shovel and at the end of the day we have 7100 Less jobs than wage. And then when he took office, he's just all hot air. I know I know and and oh, there's so many questions know you have anything that you want to suck just so well said sir, you know and I I appreciate you bringing up about the clintons cuz like we need to do better, you know, that was a mistake that the Democrats made, you know, and it took it has to be repudiated and I just I don't think many people point that out and I'm glad you did and you know, I know Donald Trump I worked with him, you know, he does not care about the troops at all. August and he doesn't care about troops. Michael's that are acting like he's the second coming of Christ when in actuality when they're all around him and they have their hands on his shoulders, you know, because you just said you worked with him, you know his mind he's thinking these suckers are falling for this and that's exactly the way that it is. I I cannot believe that you know, this man has literally destroyed the reputation of the United States of America that was learned from people charging onto that beach in Normandy. You know, that was a reputation that we had all across the globe and right now for the first time in our history other countries are not working to the United States for for for wisdom. They're looking at us as if you know, these people are absolutely crazy and wage oddly. You can't not argue with them. Yes. Well said well said and you know, my my great-uncle stormed Omaha Beach both of my grandfathers served in Naval intelligence of World War two and a half years. Dishonor to the blood spilled by that generation to lose the standard I have stood on that beach and I will tell you. It just it breaks my heart that we now on. The Global Spectrum are are are being looked at as if you know, we are no longer the the the the the the the power that we used to have. I mean, I've Got Friends all over the world and they're messaging me like my sister real, you know, you guys are living in a nightmare and we are off and all we can do is hope that the people out here are registered that they've voted that they're going to vote. They're going to make sure that all their family friends and relatives have a ride to the polls and we have to also be very wary that we are going to see motor suppression. But the way that we stop that is making sure the people vote early people have voted off record numbers right now, you know through the mail. Let me tell you something. We've been voting through the mail since the Civil War. I voted numerous times through the mail. There's no reason why everybody can't go through the mail fraud. Reason why they want that is because they know that the citizens out here have the opportunity to vote by mail. They can't suppress the vote. And without that they can't win. Well, let me let me say something Richard speaking of the suppression and no, you know you and I haven't talked about this yet. How about like these militants who are going to show up to the polls with guns to intimidate wage voters. I mean what since when is this ever happened in our elections? Well, we have a president of United States that actually tweets liberate Michigan, I mean we have a president that don't have the friggin backbone today going basically denounced white supremacy and I'll tell you what I could care less about these jackasses showing up at the polls. Most of them were a part of meal Team Six, you know, they're not going to look like they could sweat butter. I have no fear none of these daggone people, but I will tell you this, you know people we can't allow that kind of garbage to go on but people need to call out things that Donald Trump says and and I'll tell you right now that that attempts at the governor which now we also know that they also have plans to do something against the governor of Virginia. That's the kind of stuff that we can continue to see happening as long as J Trump continues to spew his rhetoric on land. Yeah it is and that's the thing though. I mean Donald Trump incites violence. I mean, you know, he's dead. Yeah, he likes this stuff Donald Trump. You know, he knows Donald Trump knows that the moment he's no longer in that position. He's going to be indicted and he's going to lose everything. So right now Donald Trump is hoping that if he loses his open people pull guns and start shooting and things like that. He wants that exact rules. He knows that that's the only way he's going to be able to try to log onto something but make no mistake about it. He will not win. We will not allow him to win. He's going to get beat in the Electoral College by the popular vote and make no mistake about if we have to I have full confidence in our military and I can assure you that our military is not going to allow this guy to drag this country over a clip I can tell you that we have leadership and our military that absolutely knows that Donald Trump is an absolute just a Jacqueline and I believe that if all else fails if these people start rising up after dog, Loses this election make no mistake about it. The last thing they want is the second ranger battalion kicking in their door the hundred and first Airborne the 82nd Airborne the tenth Mountain division. That's the last thing they want is real boys who know how to make it up showing up on their front porch. I love it. How many tours did you serve and where am I got to I got three tourist to operation Iraqi freedom, but one of them was not a combat deployment. That was the Jordan two of them were to Iraq and then I took another combat deployment to Afghanistan with the tenth Mountain division. Well again, I thank you for your service man. But I mean, so what I mean, I you know, I mean, what do you think the chances are that it Trump loses in a landslide that there are going to be, you know, these these militant groups shooting wage. Little bit of trouble losses in a landslide. It's going to take the wind out of their sails, you know, they're they're absolutely you know, I mean, I got a certain places. I live in West Virginia make no mistake about it. These people around here think Donald Trump is the second coming of Christ around here. You know, I tell people all the time. I'm like West Virginia is going to go to vote Trump. I'm just glad West Virginia's only five electoral votes because it's really not that much but you know at the end of the day we have to hope that some of these other states like Ohio where Donald Trump told people working in the Auto industry that they were going to work their ass off and he didn't follow through with that West Virginia, you know may have been Trump wholeheartedly but I do know that there's people even in my state that are waking up and realizing that it's not it's not the truth. Donald Trump has has flown a lot of people so I believe that, you know, even in the red states that Donald Trump wins home. It's going to be more contested this time than it was the last time and you know, I'm looking forward to not only him. I want to see his kids go down. I want to see everybody that's surrounding themselves around him are DeVos out loans. Should I want to see everyone of those go down and I'll tell you right now. I hope every one of them have to face the long arm of the law for the things that they've done this country and our reputation. I agree and I'm like no said before I Donald Junior Jared Kushner and Ivanka all are probably going to jail. They're all getting indicted. Oh and Eric Trump right for them. Once for charity is awesome Richard and and the Democratic Coalition that you're involved in. You know, I'm getting red stage to you know, vote Democratic. We were just they were voting against their self interest if you think Trump is this is the greatest thing that I've ever been a part of, you know, it's it's really dead. For July ran for congress in the reddest red US District in the country and no Tim Left Behind lets me and lets us go into red rural districts and pick a fight and we've got some amazing. Can you go to note? You left behind. Com and check on our candidates? You are going to like what you see and you know what we know that we're not going to win all these seats, but we're ready on November 4th to get back in the fight for a 2022. So make no mistake about it. We're putting in the groundwork while the Democratic party ignores these places. We're not going to ignore. We're going to not going to fight. What did you think and what did your military friends think about Donald Trump disparaging John McCain and saying that he wasn't a hero absolutely no matter what even if even if these people support Donald Trump, they do not agree with that, you know for him to say that people the prisoners of War are not Heroes, you know, you just have to you can research the things off. Have happened to prisoners of war in World War Two and the Korean war in the Vietnam War brutal brutal, you know know there's nobody that wears the uniform would ever look down on John McCain that man let me tell you something that man right there shows people over party and that's the type of person that we need more of in Washington DC. I'm sick and tired of these worms often Cruise trunk called Ted Cruz's wife ugly and he's licking Trump's boots. You know, I'm looking at these people like Lindsey Graham and Mitch McConnell and I'm seeing which one has the most jobs all over their face absolute garbage. You gotta we gotta get you back in Congress, but let me tell you something, you know, I love You're not due right now and I don't need to be an elected official. I'm going to say what I'm saying, if people don't like it tough shit, but you know what? I really appreciate you John for giving me an opportunity to come off your show. And and once again, hopefully educate a few people out there and maybe turn some Minds. Well, that's yeah and that's important. And and what's really looking good is that five five five hundred top generals and Admirals came out against Donald Trump. Yeah, but the Taliban support, you know, the Taliban support. What's next Al-Qaeda? Exactly exactly the Isis branch of Donald Trump. I mean goodness gracious. This guy is a he is a stomach virus with no toilet paper straight up, but it's okay cuz he's wearing diapers. Yeah, exactly. Yeah picture of tails. So what do you think about him and holding rallies right now dead? That are where people aren't wearing masks and not social distancing. He's only swap speed It's bother me because guess what they're the ones that are going to be dropping off the friggin, you know, the the balance because they're going to be dead. And you know, what do you think about Mitch McConnell in Lindsey Graham going against their words and now trying to rush and Supreme Court Justice with with while the election is literally going on. Okay? Okay. That's okay. If they want to play that game we can play that game to see my pants kept asking Kamala Harris. And once again, they're going the same thing to Joe Biden. Are you going to stack the courts? Let me tell you something. Stop Cock n Bull shit games. Are you are they going to put her let's sing because if they want to play those games absolutely stacked the deck on courts, make sure that we put enough people in there to make sure that if they want to go after 8GB TQ rights if they want to go after woman's choice, we can just start the courts and we can change it. All right, then if they don't want to play fair weather, how do we have to play fair? How come everytime the deck on Republicans have the upper hand? They basically look at the Democrats it's a tough shit set the corner to us. We say and just eat this shit sandwich. But whenever the game on Democrats take back in power, they keep they'll send the Republicans say let's do some bipartisan support look up that way. I'm not the one I don't care. You know, I say Mitch McConnell if he don't lose but we take back the Senate put his ass in the bathroom. I agree. I you know, I I totally agree with them. I mean, I think it's I think it's rather sickening. But Joe Biden just came out and said that what he say, he's not a fan of packing the courts. Well, you think that means both of you suck. They what he's doing is he's basically not trying to rile up anybody. He doesn't want to cause any any any Strife or or turn anybody against him but at the end of the day you got to do what you got to do. If they they're going to decide that they want to use that capability to go after health care for our citizens to go after the rights of the LGBT off and go after woman's choice. And what can we do? You know Believe It or Not Democrats have actually been able to lower abortion rates far more than the Republicans because Republicans just want to talk to not access but the Democrats want to focus on jobs want to focus on Healthcare want to focus on capabilities for contraceptives make an IUD streets making IUD strings, Colorado reduce their abortion rates by fifty percent. That's what Democrats do that helped abortion. Once again, the Republicans they just want to say no. No no and when that happens get ready for Young dead. That don't have money because there's always going to be the ability for the Filthy Rich to get that little procedure done. But you're going to get ready to see the poor people in these back alleys once again dying from coat hangers birth abortions. I agree. I agree. It's freaking sick know. You know, what do you think about about Joe Biden saying that? Well, first of all Trump already packed and stacked the courts, he's may be something appointments. Okay. The second court of appeals is the one right below the Supreme Court. There's like ninety judges or something on that. So who says that the Supreme Court just has to be nine judges. Anyway, it shouldn't be that one person dies and all of a sudden all of the power is now concentrated in a minority. Why don't we have ninety judges on the Supreme Court. So one or two live won't take away the rights from the many, you know, the Freeport is almost like the Electoral College at this point, you know, it's allowing a small number of white men to remain powerful you off. And and that's not really that's not a living democracy. And as we know, you know, the Constitution is a living document, you know, if it was a strict constructionist thing women would be voting let alone same thing as judges on the Supreme Court anyway, you know, so stacking it with a handmade who like, you know, Richard so elegant said is going to ensure death and suffering for women of this country and predominantly home. Now poor poor with you know, cuz like you said Trump's Captain abortions Trump got jump out of made once he got pregnant. She wouldn't have an abortion and he had to pay her off. Okay once got more often these stuff and then anybody and I'm sure most of Congress does you know, but once again, they're trying to you know, punish punish the backs of the working class, you know, it's disgusting. You know, it's just hey Richard, you know, let's try and figure this out, you know, maybe you can come on from a different computer next time because I'd love to suck. From you but my arms getting tired from holding all this everything up right now. I know I got To do it. I'm a huge fan man. I'm I've been a fan for a while man. So this is a true honor for me to come on here. And and thank you for allowing me to speak about no Democrat left behind and thank you for giving me the opportunity to to be able to voice my opinion. All right, my brother, I will talk to you soon. Hey Richard, it's an annual honor Man YouTube Airborne. I'm sorry. No, I couldn't hold up my phone any longer. It would black guys. My favorite guest you've had and all the times. I've been on your show that guy needs to be in Congress that guy knows his stuff and he got the passion and the like no BS attitude that we need. That's the guy who needs to be talking to the Trump voters. You know, I'd like to get that guy in front of a thousand Trump voters after one of these rallies wage say, all right, let me deconstruct it for you cuz Trump speeding a b s you know, and that guy's got a great way of cutting right through it cuz he he's he's one of them he served this country, you know, he lives in West Virginia home. He's not a dude on the Upper East Side like me talking smack, you know, he's he's down there with the people that are going to suffer cuz here's the other thing the you know, the the Richer be going to remain Rich, you know, like people are anti Trump in New York City cuz we don't like his policies but they're still benefitting off the stock market. You know what I mean? They're still going to have a certain standard of living of the people that Trump is courting and that are supporting him are voting against their self interest in a way like it's existential like they'll die, you know took like wealthy liberals aren't going to die in another Trump term, you know, but working-class folks in Kentucky and West Virginia whose factories closed during his first term and lose their health insurance will not die. You know, they will I know it was so funny know cuz while well, I have him on the phone. This is the first time like, you know, so I had to take my phone off of airplane mode while I had Him on the phone trying to do this like, you know, Jimmy rig this thing then I have my ex-wife calling me every second. It was like it was like the you know, like it was like the The Perfect Storm, I know I saw that. Oh my God. I was going to send you a dick pic. Just I was just like, you know, you know like boss man. Come on, Susana you never call me like you barely call me now. You're calling me four times. Well, I'm trying to you know broadcast the guests from my phone. Yeah, now that's not but you know what? No, that's the that's what I like in a way about this show is just crazy. It's a free-for-all, you know, it's like, you know and look he the reason why he couldn't get on was not any doing a mine. It's just that his computer is not allowing him but I still was like I have to get him on he was he was great that guy made his point. He came across that was refreshing. You know, I've heard a lot of pundits in the last year, you know leading of selection that guy is somebody I would listen to you know, he was speaking from the heart and he was you know, he was speaking like from my heart, you know, but cuz that's how I feel, you know, and that guy was eloquent, you know in a in a very, you know, powerful way, you know, I was very impressed with him know I'll come back when he comes back if you need me and then oh. I would love to have you back, you know as soon as I can get my name. Hook up with him, but really so, you know, I you know, I know he had his answer. I didn't really get yours cuz I was busy dealing with everything. What is Joe Biden age? Is he not going to stack the courts or is he just saying that just to like it's almost a weird semantics game. They clearly it was kind of an unforced error for them to just not say no. We're not going to stop the courts, you know to say I'll give you my answer after the election was politically not a great thing to do because it gave Trump in the Republican Party a narrative and then the media took the bait and they kept writing articles about it. It's a nothing issued Trump. As I said is already, you know, a hundred ninety appointments lifetime appointments two people that the bar off, you know, the the bar like Administration or whatever Association said these guys aren't even qualify. You know Trump has like twenty nine year olds that have never tried a case on Lifetime circuit court appointed. Right now so he's already stopped the court, you know as we discussed earlier, they're trying to get a Miko me on there so they can you know, so they can possibly help steal the election and so they can take away, you know ACA so they can take away Healthcare before January, you know, so people can suffer further. So he's not trying to stack the courts there already stacked those lifetime appointments. Only took em Up when somebody dies, you know, what I'm saying was Biden referring to that or was it referring to the to the Supreme Court meeting expanding? It's jerking. I don't know I'm muddy on it, you know and if he was referring to the Supreme Court, he just should have said you know what I said, I think you should why should it just be nine people, you know, the second second circuit has more people why are just nine people going to they're going to decide whether people live or die, you know, whether people have a right to an abortion, you know, whether people have a right to Health Care. There's almost there's too much choice. Power because it allows people when your unscrupulous like Mitch McConnell to play these games, you know, like Merrick Garland should have gotten a vote. He didn't, you know trumps getting sucked on their the elections already started people started voting in September, you know sending in their ballots, so I don't know how to answer it properly. I just know by be creating the issue. I think that was a missed opportunity for Biden. I think it was an unforced error, you know when I should have just come up with an answer and like honestly like why do people care, you know, like why do people care about this song? I'm pro-life and pro-gun. What does that mean? Like, you're okay with a six-year-old getting cut in half in her classroom by another teenager who walks in with an AR-15, whatever they are. Both are fifteen. You know what I mean? Sandy Hook is you know is twenty minutes from where I am, you know, I know cops that we're like that like that are never the same again. You know what nobody should have to see that job? Just the visuals of what happened in a minute and a half to a classroom full of children and brave teachers. So you're defending the right to that but you're telling somebody they can't have an abortion wage, you know and stem cell research is why Trump's got that regeneron up at Walter Reed that's from fetal tissue. No up with that. Right? So and those same people that like, you know, forget this but like I eat meat but like you're a meat-eater, you know what I mean? Like you're you're pro-life but you're going to eat a big old steak, you know, if you look in to factory farming and some of this kind of stuff and like the amount of suffering then that exists in the same conservative sort of mindsets, you know, it's not religious to me, you know, it's it's using religion as a way to dominate people, you know and find a key pump or like like Richard said, you know, this Advantage elokobi us these guys don't care. They're having abortions Trump has had many abortions, you know, drunk doesn't pull out. He doesn't wear a khong You know that from Stormy Daniels, you know, yeah, so it's it's it's it's b s and I like why do people care, you know, I don't get it. I I don't either but here's the thing though all by today was look it's like, you know, it's too early to tell you know, I'm not going to talk about these things and you know, or just come up with a better answer than I'm not but I'm not saying I'm not a fan as ambiguous you say I'm not a fan of it, but I'm still going to do it. I mean I know and he gave them an opening, you know, and and I don't know what people are so scared of anyway, cuz like, you know the fear of that packing the courts, what does that mean? You're going to get liberal Justice liberal justices that are going to allow gay people to have the same rights you have so when their partner ends up in a hospital NICU they're allowed to visit the person they just spent their lives with, you know, instead of getting turned away and saying you're not a relative, you know that, you know gay and lesbian people are allowed to get married LBGTQ. Yep. Anybody however you identify you should have the right to live happy and healthy in this country, you know, and we want that, you know, that's what makes us strong. That's what makes us diverse. It's not Jake. It's like LeBron said the other night we gotta fight about against anything that isn't love, you know, and congratulations by the way on your Championship out there in LA. What Champions? Oh, I don't really I you know, I don't I don't follow basketball. I mean, I I can give a frog's fat asked me it's baseball and football and and and the Yankees are out and the giants look like crap, you know, I'm not a basketball guy either but I love LeBron James cuz he always speaks his mind, you know, and I worked on the NBA All-Star Game for like twelve years like the all-star weekend when you go to the city and it became a big party and stuff and one time I was on the court and they're like, we need you to be a standard like we were doing rehearsals, you know, and they're like go to the basket and do layups shoot layups. I didn't know what a layup was dead. They're like my tiny hands trying to like throw the basketball and the nuts are like thirty feet in the air, you know in real life. It's not like on your playground. You know, I know I know it's interesting. But you know what the NBA is the finest organization I've ever worked for in terms of like I did the Super Bowl Halftime to you know, the NFL's like a bunch of gangsters. They like mobster guys, you know God but the NBA is like a class at they take care of each other, but you know what they just did they finished their season not a single player got infected. I know I know there's a very smart about them. They're you know, they care and they're responsible for each other and that's that's what we need as a nation, you know, we need like, you know, this kind of tough guy rugged individualism is is what the Republicans are trying to sell people especially in this election. It's BS they're talking about stacking the courts. They're stacking the game against you there stack in the system. You're not going to get ahead when people make purchase. Four hundred billion dollars during a pandemic and don't pay taxes. You're not going to get ahead in that world. Your infrastructure is going to crumble you're not going to have cities and Roads and your schools are going to be full of life mold and lead paint and all kinds of other things like your first guest said environmental catastrophes are stacking up, you know, look at Lake Charles, Louisiana, they've been hit twice in six weeks off major hurricanes, you know, there's people down there that just put the torque on their roof, you know, they were just about to start Roofing again and they got another hurricane that's all going to increase, you know, so do you want an environmental companies make a you know, our oil companies make a fortune off the continued destruction of this planet, you know, so a bunch of rich people cuz if not going to matter to Donald Trump own now, it's not going to matter to the Jeff Bezos. It's not going to matter to the guys making a fortune know but it's going to be an existential crisis for most Americans. You know before we end this like I do want to talk about the the bipartisan Christian group that just came out against Donald Trump. I don't know if you read that off. Oh, yeah. Yeah, but but before let me just do these two quick sponsors. Okay. All right know as you know, and you know, I'm glad that you're all sober but I still love smoke Speed Weed and I did it last night and I was listening to Van Halen. I had tears coming out of my eyes but speed we'd delivers Edibles Indica sativa CBDs and they come fast and they're cheap and they're good speed we.com. If you're in LA and then sports are in full swing right now. We have baseball played games on although my Yankees are not in it. It's very upsetting to me. But if you want to you know, and then we have the NFL so you could bet on them with their excuse. Wagering partner betonline.ag Major League Baseball's in the play-offs and there's no shortage of ways to get in on the action that online. AG has all the odd features and props for YouTube on Anna Sports starts to return been online at sat down with Eddie George from the NFL Robert Horry 7 time NBA champ and Harold Reynolds or Major League Baseball to get their opinions and what it will be like playing without fans may have called fandemic visit betonline.ag today to check out all the odds and up-to-date sports news. Don't forget to sign up and take advantage of all the welcome back to sports bonuses and they have brought a lot of casino games as well. But online. AG your online wagering experts and if you need a house and Woodland Hills 4647 Canoga Avenue, that's my friend Greg Phelps off and just you know, I'm listening. It's just you could just hit me up now. So bipartisan Christian group can't remember the name of it, but the article came out today was on birth. Kingdom post has come out in favor of Joe Biden said saying something like Trump is the farthest thing from Christ that you'll ever have and I just want to get your thoughts about what Trump thinks about Catholics and Christians. Oh, he thinks they're suckers just like he thinks of soldiers, you know Trump Warriors that cuz it's not religious. You know, he's a guy who's like he rapes women, you know, like how unrelentless is that? You know, he he's letting people die for his own political gains, you know, like what he said to Bob Woodward like yeah. I know it's deadly but you know, I'm trying to tell people that it'll hurt my stock market. It'll hurt my re-election chances, you know, I don't think that was one of the Jesus's teachings, you know, you know, I don't think it was like, you know, give us quality check your poor. But unless it affects their 401K, you know, stay quiet on this, you know, nobody could be more, you know, Trump's like the Antichrist, you know, I I agree home. Heartedly, I've been saying that all along you luck. We've had a lot of serial killers. One of the things America is famous for is he's crazy, you know, Jeffrey Dahmer and John Wayne Gacy and stuff Trump will go down in history eclipsing all of those guys and he's even crazier. You know, when I went into stand-up I would tell people after the show, like what I'm trying to explain to people is like the guy I saw is the last guy you want in charge of anything, like people don't understand how depraved he is. They will someday, you know, the Jeffrey Epstein stuff. Jeffrey was like his proteges drunk gets off on beating up young girls. You know, he's a very sick guy who would have gone to prison for what he's done and he's wealthy so he got away with it and all of a thirteen-year-old victims disappear, you know and half of runaways and people that you know, Society doesn't protect anyway, so he's gotten away with the most unchristian violent predatory things his whole life, you know, but when someday the truth will come out and they'll be like wage. That guy was a serial killer, you know, that guy was a psychotic human being and I would say like you could probably walk into a prison in America right now and like walking to a break room number and area and be like that guy and just pick and regular criminal out and he would be better than President Trump, you know, cuz even like, you know, even a normal guy who's into criminality would have their limits Trump has no limits, you know, the guy I know would drop a nuclear bomb to save face. He doesn't understand like humans suck. If anything it gets him off, you know, it makes him feel alive to watch other people suffer and to exert his power on others, you know, that's narcissistic personality disorder and that's what he has like, he only feels alive if somebody else is suffering, you know, and that's and we see that we've been shut down for eight months like America's never suffered like it is now he was dancing last night 210,000. People are dead and got to be buried without their families at their side and he's dancing. If you were the leader in charge of that you shouldn't be dancing for the rest of your life. You should never dance again, you know, you should be like my job is to make sure you someday get to dance again, but I don't dance again cuz I carry the weight of history on my shoulders and I'm responsible for my role in this trumps dance-off tells you all you need to know about the guy. Yeah, and you know, I had Glenn Kirchner on, you know, the 30-year prosecutor who's brilliant and he said Trump is guilty of depraved-heart murder and wage like you meaning he knows about like he said he once tried a case where a robber was chasing a woman and the woman got hit by a car and died right now with the robber is guilty of depraved-heart murder because although it was the car that killed her. It was what he did that caused that death what Trump did was to downplay this Downplay this virus which caused the death of all these people and he mishandled the whole the whole pandemic. I mean, he's responsible for all these deaths. I mean, I mean, okay, maybe the first twenty thousand thirty thousand. Okay, you know, you know, you could say that he you know, then nobody could do about those but ever since those. Oh, yeah. I mean, I'm he knows about him. He holds Ralph's Chuy's in Norman came died because of it and he hasn't mentioned his name once you know and the projections are going to be 400,000 by January twice as many as died now will offer by January, you know, it's going to be worse. It's cold now, you know this first way and it was warm out people could go outside, you know what I mean? It's winter now you can't go outside. So it's going to spread in recirculated air. You're in an office building. Now, you're breathing the cost that somebody just had even on another floor, you know, so yeah, he's he's definitely guilty of depraved homicide. Yep. And he'll get away with it. That's a sad thing and you gotta not let him at least get away with it as president of the United States, you know, well, I I hope that he I mean I hope he goes directly to jail as soon as he is voted out because sdny and I mean, you know, you know, they want to put them away and they do you know, who could put them away as killer but he won't Keith was his guy Keith went up to Trump and said you should hire me when when Keith was a cop. You know, he ran into Trump was in court One Day downtown and Keith went up and said you need to hire me, you know and keep him a part-time guy and then full-time body man for Trump and his job when he was on NYPD as he was in the counter like narcotics unit in the Bronx. He was a rama his job was to bust open a door, you know, if you were drugged in or whatever and then they run and so he was a guy who applied to be Trump's body man and then became his body man, so that guy would have seen sexual assaults. He would have seen them. Use you would have seen all kinds of Nefarious stuff, you know keeps the guy was beating up the protester in front of Trump Tower, you know, so if sdny got a guy like that to flip, you know, and by the way when Robert Mullen his investigation the first thing Trump did after he fired Comey and he had case-shiller delivered that letter was sent teeth out of DC and the Republican committee gave Keith $15,000 a month and you've heard a word from him since right my point in all this is there's guys who know where the bodies are buried, you know, and it's not Michael Cohen, you know, who is his lawyer talked to him on the phone and stuff. You took the guys that were with him, you know at 1 in the morning when he was in Bedminster, you know, when he was at his casinos when he was in Trump Tower. Those are the guys that saw stuff that you know, Trump would never come back from but drunk got away with it forever, you know, it's not like people didn't know in the eighties. He was mobbed up psychopath. So, you know, yeah, and it's but you know, we'll see if he's a Teflon Don Jose. Not because I don't know. I mean there's too many crimes. You know, I just think he's going to get indicted. I mean, I mean you heard that he had a meeting saying that he would resign if they drop all the charges against it and I think that's what he's going to do. As I said, I think the play now and and Richard said it will like he wants you to be firing. He wants these militias to life do a bunch of chaos, you know, cuz you ever see like, you know, like in a movie where it's like here cover me, you know, and they guy shoots and the other guy runs across the field and escapes or whatever, you know, that's what I was looking for. You know, he's looking for his followers to go out and light stuff on fire, you know and shoot up some places and make a bunch of noise so he can cut aside deal to sneak out the back so he can say all right, you want peace in the streets? I'll leave but you gotta make sure I'm free from any crimes at sdny ivanka's free Don Juniors free, you know, and now people say America cares wage Right. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah, you know here in with us today was Tiffany's birthday Trump tweeted 80 times. He never wished her. Happy birthday. Really? Yeah, and I didn't know there was a Tiffany Trump and my job is taking care of the Trump family on Celebrity Apprentice. I didn't know there was a Tiffany until like 2015. I mean like we never had her around cuz she doesn't look to him like what what he wants a blonde woman to look like go. Now. She's trying to look like Ivanka. If you've noticed you got all the plastic surgery. Yeah, but has he ever tweeted happy birthday to any of his kids? I don't I don't recall ever seen one of them. That's a good point. Yeah, cuz he's not a family. You know, it's yeah and where is Melania, you know, it's like wage here is it's it's insane. Yeah. Yeah, it is. Well, no. Listen, please come back. You know anytime man. Oh people are asking are you get your own podcast? No, I was joking. I made it. I had a a praying mantis on my head and like I was sitting on my deck and I had a praying mantis and everybody's got a podcast now, so I was like, here's my new podcast mantis and me, you know, and I was just like Hey, we're going to talk about politics and Hip-Hop and all that stuff, you know, but now I like being a guest, you know, it's a no Right in the book and stuff. There's a million podcasts. I know I know we'll listen man. You know, I probably spend like ten more minutes answering questions and you know you then yeah. I'm going to get out of here too soon. So thank you so much. No, it was great to have you on man. Always good to see you man. And you know, I'll let you know who's coming up and you know, whenever you want to come off. Thank you brother. I love to come back soon. Be safe man. Tell all your viewers vote. I know they will. All right pal my buddy. All right, the great know casler on the Stuttering John program. Now I take this last, you know, ten fifteen twenty minutes to talk to you guys about well firm want to start off with my patreon and my YouTube If you go on patreon become a member, it starts at $5 a month, which is nothing you get access to all episodes beer on the balcony. I might do something like from my phone at the pub even if it's quick but you know, you'll have access to to that for just five bucks and and I'll give you a shout out and answer your questions anything that you may have. So check that out and you know, you know, I'm always you know, it always helps to keep things going. You know, I I'm constantly upgrading and trying to make this, you know a better show so, you know, A lot of this money goes to ensuring that that happens and then if you want to donate to me directly off you could always do that. Here and that's that's my that's my PayPal, you know people have been very generous and and it helps because I get to buy the things that are you know, I'm I'm getting new lights brand new camera that house Forest came over and told me to get camera stands light stands a lavalier. So I don't have this big bulky microphone a cordless a lavalier. So all that costs money on top of the screen yard and top of everything else that you have to pay for. So everything helps them and I know we're in hard time. So so trust me. Nobody has to it's not a requirement. But if you could afford the five bucks a month, if you got a ten bucks a month or more perks and and twenty bucks you get all the perks including a zoom meeting with me and assign t-shirt and everything else. So there it is. There's the link And now let me see what you guys have to say in the chats. It was hard to really You know focus on you guys cuz I mean God it was a a stack show today. We had no casler. We had representative Carolyn Maloney and we had Army Major Richard Ojeda. And you know, I'm you know, I'm in the process of booking one or two more congresswoman coming up. Hopefully before the election. I would like to get a senator on I'm going to try and get out of chiffon. I really like to get Adam Schiff on he is like down the block pretty much, you know, he is dead is in Burbank so so and maybe even Brad Sherman cuz he's literally done the book and at least from my kids in Sherman Oaks Malcolm Nance good as gold. I will I will do my best. You know, I'm trying you know, who do I reach out to Jon Favreau? I did yesterday today. I reached out to somebody, you know, some of these celebrities, you know, they don't they don't respond. But every once awhile, I get lucky Al Franken. I tried top rock, but he has not responded. I did enjoy his video of him practically crying on camera telling the people that they could vote from a broad Americans that are living abroad and I think he said go to vote vote from abroad. Com vote from abroad. Com. Mark p how about John Lovett mark p as a patreon fan look become a subscriber to patreon because Thursday I'm doing the beer on the balcony show. I might have or comedian guests and you know, like if you're not on patreon or you're not on YouTube, you're not going to get that so please, you know, Chicago and sign up Gerard Sullivan any news on Artie Lange. I really don't have any the last news I got was from Monique from Radio Gunk and that was that he's living with his mother and I guess she's keeping them straight and sober we could all so I'm not tired at all. I'm just you know been talking for two hours long. Good as gold I'm a patron front fan. How do I get that green badge to I don't know. I'll have to look into it. I set up a conference call with patreon for I believe Friday morning and I'm going to get all the answers to everything else. I don't know how you get that badge, but I will make sure that you get it there. Hope already makes it Nashville I do too. Top rock under the bridge grade tune. Union goons tried with 55 made me yawn. You know yawning is contagious. If you see somebody on nine times out of ten you're going to yawn has nothing to do with being tied. By the way yawning has to do with the release of carbon dioxide on your muscles. And how do I know that because when I yawned a mister mom is Biology class in junior high, he made me right at the 2 to 3 page essay on yawning cuz he was pissed that I yawned during his long lecture. So but he was a cool dude. He was a cool teacher now the idea I had yesterday while smoking speed weed on my balcony was the name on the balcony podcast what I want to do and tell me if you think this is cool. I want to get all my bandmates from high school to the present, you know, Eric Mala my phone number. Lead singer Bruce Valero my drama Bob levalley my bass player, you know Nikki bencivenga my bass player. Yeah, you know like how long at all these guys that were in my bands Mike dimeo. My lead singer who went on to win a Grammy playing piano for Johnny Winter Berry Nagel one of my old drummers had Greenberg one of my old drummers and just get all these guys on Craig Pullman my keyboard player piano player and just get all these guys on and just Mike Valero was you know, who played guitar with us Brewster's brother for a little while go to all these guys off and reminisce some great old stories of being on the road and playing our high school battle of the bands and all this stuff and think it would be a fun show. So, you know, I think that'd be a fun show for beer on the balcony and all these guys will be drinking beer too and we'll just be you know, we'll do it like with like ten guys and I'm just all you know, chuda crap and then and then have a great time and you know answer all your questions and any questions that you have as far as somebody saying I can't play I can't play that many Van Halen licks. I I played quite a few in my day. Although I haven't practiced lately, but I would play games going about love and you know like that that lead and somebody get me a doctor and that lead and you know, there are a lot of A lot of Van Halen songs out of love again. I mean Pretty Woman exists where have all the good times gone. I mean dead. Running With the Devil Jamie's Cryin I was playing a lot of those licks can't do a melee as well as Eddie, but I would come you know, I would do okay I even wage I came close to doing a good Cathedral wrong. Yeah, even walking, you know, look I walked about three miles off. And took a shower whenever anybody mentions yawning. I'm I'm just going to yawn. But if you don't have any more questions eruption wage, there's no way I could play her up. I don't have the chops. I don't have the chops to play eruption Gillian lamb. And what was the name of your band are off first name? Will my first name was blue brass band with Joe catering Jim Billy up. Mm. That's because I played the trumpet then and joked a dog had a blue drum kit. So is the blue Brass Band where the blue Brass Band and we started from scratch. We don't really know just where we're at with the Bluegrass band where the blue bridge where the blue Brass Band and then and then a big drum solo and then the next name. was in high school was a stranger and that morphed into stiff Minister stiff Minister everyone in high school would carve stiff Minister on the desk. We had t-shirts made with a great logo. They would paint it all over the school. I would play the Battle of bands. I was like the hero of like the the high school cuz I brought back Battle of the Bands cuz I too was homeroom representative for the sole reason of getting Battle of the Bands back and we kicked ass at the Battle of the Bands and you know, and then that money into Monde and a rubber beaver and then eventually Stuttering John was the name. And and that was it. Those are all the bad now and rockslide for a minute Bruce Valero, my drama had that idea, but I never really liked that name. But anyway, I think it's time for me to part. So let me just thank all of our guests know casler. We thank representative Carolyn B Moloney. We may think Army Major Richard Ojeda. I think Sean Hockey Canada 25 for moderating. I thank Nikki be for lunch or rating. I thank speed. We'd betonline.ag and 4647 Canoga Avenue Woodland Hills my buddy Craig Phelps. I will see you all on Thursday and this is Stuttering John saying agiya. 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Opioids in the pandemic

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11:33 min | 3 months ago

Opioids in the pandemic

"Hi I'M DEBORAH MAC and welcome to access recap presented by facebook today's Tuesday August eighteenth. The S. and P. Five hundred is up to a new record high. The of Bitcoin is down and we're focused on efforts to hold companies accountable for the OPIOID. Epidemic. Prior to the pandemic America's top public health crisis was laid over use and abuse and opioids haven't gone away just because the corona virus arrived. In fact, the situation may have gotten even worse. Two main reasons I people had been going to hospitals and regular medical providers, less addiction treatment to all out of coverted fear. So many have used opioids to deal with pain that would otherwise be treated differently. To some people are simply in greater emotional and economic pain and have turned to opioids to self medicate the hard numbers on this. Well, they come on a lag, but the Washington Post recently reported on a suspected forty-two percent increase in national overdoses in May and said that some jurisdictions like Milwaukee County dispatch calls for overdoses increase more than fifty percent. While all of this goes on makers of prescription opioids are gearing up to defend themselves against thousands of lawsuits brought by states, municipalities, and tribes. According to the the plaintiffs of these cases estimate that the opioid epidemic has cost them six, hundred, thirty, billion dollars since two thousand and seven, and that the cost could nearly triple over the next twenty years. So in fifteen seconds will begin with the AP's Geoff Mulvihill to understand the state of that litigation and what really comes next but first this. At facebook, we've taken critical steps to prepare for the US. We more than tripled or safety and security teams implemented five-step. Launched a new voting information center learn more at FBI DOT com slash about slash elections. That's F.. B. Dot. COM SLASH ABOUT WHY selection? We're joined now by the AP's Jeff. Mova Hill. So Jeff, a lot of us were paying a lot of attention to these lawsuits and then the pandemic it and our attention got diverted. Can you give us the short story of what's been going on over the past five months not nearly as much as been going on as we expected it to. Pre pandemic the trials were prone cold looked like twenty twenty was going to be the year of many opioid trials and door settlements. They're all put on hold some are scheduled, happen starting next month and into the fall. But the trials really function deadlines also for settlements. So while there may be settlement talks going on, we haven't seen any results yet deals. Is Your expectation that we're going to see a mix of trials settlements or that it's going to kind of tilt more toward trials or more towards settlements. We'll have to see how that plays out but so far there have been several settlements and just one trial of one of the government brought cases that was in Oklahoma last year. With Johnson and Johnson, you reported yesterday that the states of tallied up about six hundred, thirty billion dollars in costs associated with the opioid epidemic. That's a big number. Were you surprised by that one? I wasn't particularly surprised by it because there are lots of costs associated with this epidemic states talking about Medicaid costs costs to welfare and criminal justice systems, and they certainly have a reason to make sure the numbers bigger not. Smaller when they're trying to tabulate these costs without I'm curious, is it a number that you think that some of the defendants in this case or even others that have been kind of generally evolved opioids would dispute or do you think it's the kind of a call it? A valid number that everyone can agree that this is the proximity, the cost I have not heard from the defendants on that point yet. So I think. That remains an open question is fairly clear that settlements or judgements are highly unlikely hit that amount. That's an astronomical number. These companies don't probably have that much money perdue for instance, which is the company made Oxycontin is the big guy settlement deal they have on the table would involve at least three billion dollars in cash and be worth perhaps ten billion or more over time that is obviously a tiny portion of the. Damages states said right done to them the Wall Street Journal reported today that the states are seeking just over twenty six, billion dollars, which is a lot less than six, hundred, thirty billion is that kind of just the ceiling on how much money for Bertram they think is there or is that more legal strategy of that's the most they think they could get the court processes again, I'm not completely clear on that because the. Toll? Transparency when you're talking about negotiations and negotiating tactics by it does seem like one of the big questions is how much can these defendants pay and still remain in business? Obviously, there's lots of different states and municipalities and tribes that are suing. So there's lots of plaintiffs in this you get the sense of the stages that are driving this. Do they care if these companies can? Or can't stand business it seems like there's not unanimity on that. It also depends on the company. So if you have a company like purdue where it's basically been an opioid company, I, think some states vindicated they aren't that concerned where others are concerned in the proposed settlement is structured so that the value of the company would become part of the deal. So there would be some. Incentive to keep it alive purdue obviously late last year, two, thousand and nineteen filed for bankruptcy protection. Does that have an impacted all in the settlement talks with them? Because obviously when somebody's filed for bankruptcy, even liabilities are now subject to a bankruptcy court. Sure. They filed for bankruptcy as a means to reach a settlement. So they got buy in from about half of the state attorneys. General Ahmet deal and it's a structured bankruptcy plan. They really have virtually no liabilities other than these thousands of lawsuits they're facing speaking of the thousands of officers. Jeff you're right. There's lots of them some coming up. We'll be in the future. Are there you know one or two that you're particularly interested in and either because you think they'll be bellwethers or just because there's something unique about. I think the next one is always the most interesting one. So a few on the calendar, there are federal trials currently scheduled for September November I believe in West Virginia and in Cleveland we're also seeing some hearings that are prelude to a state court trial in New York state side exactly clear when that trial would happen however final question for you is about the epidemic itself has the pandemic itself worsened the opioid crisis. For example, we see overdoses are. Way Up this year right we do see the overdoses have risen this year. The most solid numbers we have are on the counts still pre pandemic. So we do have some state-by-state counts showing that the numbers are up we have lots of anecdotes indicating that's the case there will be a number of good explanations for that before. So getting drugs that it's harder to get into treatment during NBA pandemic numbers rising in twenty, thousand nine compared with the previous. Couple of years where they've been relatively flat for the first time I'm wondering though. So if that's the case, if the numbers were rising two, thousand nineteen, if they were rising in two, thousand, twenty, pre pandemic and anecdotes evidence suggested gone up even more during the pandemic. Does that suggest that the plaintiffs in this are basically just sticking fingers in the dam right? Because in theory you're suing in part to get money, but you're also suing in part to. Slow down the flow of opioids into down overdoses or overuse at least I. Think the fence would explain almost everybody does their been different waves of the opioid epidemic and what's currently killing people is largely illicit fanton. All they might argue whether it's a straight line between their products, prescription products, and the illegal drugs that are by-in-large killing people today, but it's not their products most deadly thing at the moment. Thank you so much for joining. US. Thank you. At facebook, we continue to take steps to better secure our platforms. What's next we support updated Internet regulations the set new standards for Data Portability, privacy and elections learn more about that F.. B. Dot com slash regulation that's about dot F. B. dot com slash regulation. Welcome back. We're watching today is SPACEX. Which disclosed in regulatory filing that it's raised nearly two billion dollars in new private funding with Bloomberg reporting evaluation of around forty, four, billion dollars. I asked axios space reporter. Mariam Kramer about why spacex still keeps raising so much money and what the company's most significant accomplishment has been so far in two thousand twenty. Building a city on Mars is not cheap. would be one part of it I. Think the more immediate concern is they have a lot of iron in the fire right now for example, they are trying to build out their starling satellite network, which will be broadband to the earth, and then they're also building starship, which is the interplanetary vehicle that they want to send people to Mars and deeper space places at this point plus your average rocket launches earned are not super cheap faces a super capital intensive industry like you need a lot of money up front in order to get anything to pay off later. They successfully launched people and brought them back to Earth Reynoza and it was an incredibly smooth mission with perhaps one of the most iconic space quotes I've ever heard after landing, which was thank you for flying spacex. Today we're also continuing to watch the US Postal Service which we discussed in yesterday's show with Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney. The latest is postmaster general. Louis Joy saying that USPS will not make any more operational changes before the November election. Expect them to be grilled pretty hard on pledge when testifying Monday in front of Maloney's House oversight committee particularly on the part where he doesn't promise to rollback changes that have already been made. And finally today we're watching Walmart, which reported very strong second-quarter sales but warned that much of that growth came from stimulus benefits that have since expired. Without another stimulus package that fabled phase for that remains stuck in endless political limbo the Q. Three number for Walmart may look very, very different. And we're done big thanks for listening into my producers Tim Chauffeur's name Shaven have a great national Fajitas Day and we'll be back tomorrow with another axios recap.

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Lessons From New York's Mail-Vote Mess

WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

23:23 min | 4 months ago

Lessons From New York's Mail-Vote Mess

"Facts allow you to make decisions in unpredictable times get the facts you need from the Wall Street Journal from pre corona virus updates to daily deep dives and our podcasts videos. WSJ is a trusted source in uncertain times visit wsj.com. From. The opinion pages of the Wall Street Journal this is Potomac. Six weeks after New York's primary elections. Some vote totals were still up in the air and the July jobs report shows one point eight million added workers welcome. I'm Kyle Peterson with the Wall Street Journal sitting in today for Paul, Zhigo, we are joined today by my colleagues editorial board member, Alicia, Finley highly. Kyle and editorial writer Jason will, Capi Friday Jason it to be here. On Tuesday elected officials in New York certified that Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney who represents parts of Manhattan Brooklyn and Queens had won re election in the Twelfth District during that June twenty third primary But what's a little alarming is the vote totals. There are still a still unknown final vote counts on Monday. A federal judge ruled that some ballots that arrived after election day must be counted even if they don't have a postmark showing when there remained. State officials say they're going to appeal that. So I thought we could just hash out a little bit about what went wrong and what we can learn for November. Two and to start just with the LAX deadlines The US Postal Service says that voters should give allow for a week for completed ballots to come. In New, York allows seven days before the election to request a ballot. And last week in that federal lawsuit. The Co Chair of the State Board of elections testified that the state has told the legislature that seven days is unrealistic and fourteen days would be better. But political leaders quote have rejected that because they don't want to be perceived as doing something that's not voter friendly unquote but Jason I mean. It seems like they've set the system up for failure by by allowing deadlines that are so close to the day of the actual vote. Right I mean you want I mean what's the purpose of elections part of the purpose of the election is to? Give everyone a voice in their government. Part of the purpose of the election is to deliver an outcome that everyone can agree on and if you don't have an outcome that's clear and decisive, and soon than you undermine the faith people have. In their election. So it's not just about making sure that everyone can vote. That is the making sure that it's as convenient as possible for everyone to vote. That's important. It's also about making a process that everyone feels confident in. So I don't understand why. We can't set up processes that enable counting to get done earlier. So we don't have to wait weeks and weeks with lawsuits and a fog of confusion allegations that undermine our democracy will the the issue of convenience seems is allowed to trump a lot of other considerations I mean just to take that seven days as an example, imagine your New Yorker and your temporarily in Florida you mail an absentee ballot requests and yet say takes three days to get there and maybe they process it in two days It takes three days to come back. Maybe, there's a Sunday in there. So if you if you our mailing the request seven days before the deadline, you get your ballot, you know a day after the election maybe I mean there's there seems like there were examples of that the day before the June twenty third primary The board of elections put thirty, four thousand items in the mail stream presumably a lot of those ballots, Lucia and people I'm sure didn't get some of them in time. Right. And you know that the post office is not a model of efficiency even in normal times and during the pandemic as Democrats or mouth loving to point out male is even slower. To know some states in Washington Colorado have had. The universal. Mail in ballots for years and they haven't had. Each problems but that's because they do require the doubts actually arrived before election. Or by election day or people, drop them off at the precincts or wherever going states. I mean what other call me cynical but I think this is basically wasn't just intended to or voter convenience. It was intended for Democrats Mount last minute motor organization bribes young people are notoriously late. In sending in ballots engaging registered so this allows like Democrats and then their allies to register voters very late in the game. One one difference I would adult. So on states that do universal mail in balloting is they are prepared to handle that level of volume that was one of the other the alarming. Things that came out of this federal court hearing was the co-chair of the New York State Board of Elections said there is a borough office in Manhattan that had something like thirty thousand or forty thousand pending applications for absentee ballots a about a week and a half before the election and he said he was told they could only process five thousand a day and so his reaction is here's a quote from visas. Basically, my view is that they threw up their hands and said, well, there's nothing more that we can do unquote and so Jason I mean it seems likely what happened at one of the things that happened in this primary and certainly a worry concern. For November is that states that are not prepared for that volume of absentee ballots are just GonNa be overwhelmed. Right I mean this is the challenge of voting in a pandemic under these unusual circumstances normally, we have a system that works pretty well where I think about a quarter of ballots are mailed in the postal service and the relevant authorities are can handle that are used to handling that and the rest of the people are showing up at the polling place in voting by if we're going to set up a system where a much larger share than a quarter of ballots are going to be cast by mail adjustments need to be made we've already seen how. You know all our institutions have come under strain from the requirements of this pandemic and the election is no different than it's silly to be just sorta blythe about it and say, Oh, well, you know we can do this with no problem when we when we've seen how all of our institutions have been creaking under strain, WanNa, make sure that this that this works. The last thing we need in a pandemic is uncertainty about the election outcome and then to bring up the the postal service which we mentioned a few minutes ago the efficiency of it. Then the next problem here in New York was there appear to be thousands of ballots that arrived. To election officials without postmarks on them and that matters because New York is a state where as long as you mail, your ballot is long as it's postmarked by election day, it can arrive up to a week late and still be counted. So the election day passed and you know you're getting two, two, one, two, three days after the election and mail is still coming in but a lot of these ballots don't have postmarks on them and That's what that's what the federal judge ordered that some of those need to be counted and The, the just the the fact that that's a possibility, a risk I don't think is being discussed very much. I mean election officials. In my view. One of the things they they ought to be saying is we go into November is that if it's a day before the election, you know maybe you would be better off maybe it would be wiser to drive over to the county office and put that ballot in the dropbox yourself. Right. I mean that's a great point to Kalemie. There is nothing really stopping these places are like in the states where we mentioned earlier, do have dropped off booting. So when you're thinking that, we may not have an answer some these whether. Congress I mean no doubt Democrats over Shirley, you maintain control the House. When you don't know some of Senate, he'll close Senate elections, and Ludlow for the presidency. You have you know in some of the key swing states. You may not have. An outcome for potentially weeks. I would just add that. was looking at this. This potential confusion around the election it is nice that we have an electoral college. So the outcome is such that you know even if certain states have outcome that is unknown, we may wellstone though the overall outcome of the election. Thanks to the electoral college however that's also Being, criticized and and their calls to replace it hang tight. We'll be right back. You're listening to Potomac Watch from the Wall Street Journal. When the world is at a standstill facts, can move us forward facts help us make decisions and bring us together even as were apart the Wall Street Journal has the fax in these uncertain times get the latest on the corona virus outbreak with free coverage of the crisis and its impact on the economy politics culture and daily life. Find the clarity you need with America's most trusted news source visit wsj.com and stay informed. From the opinion pages of the Wall Street Journal this is a thome watch. Welcome back another interesting piece of news on Voting Front is the trump campaign has sued saying it will soon, Nevada. Over a recently passed election law there. Jason. Give us a little sense of what the controversy is in that case. While Nevada has. Passed a law that aims to expand well intentioned to be sure aiming to expand a mail in voting. Because of the pandemic, the most controversial at peace is making it easier for third parties to collect a people's ballots and deliver them either through the mail or to. An election office that known as ballot harvesting of especially by by critics but that's the most controversial part of the bill. and. That's an interesting case because state laws very a whole lot. There are some states like California where paid political staffers essentially can go door to door. In neighborhoods. Knocking on the door hello I'm with this voter. Advocacy group or whatever were going around picking up absentee ballots. I'm happy to take your absentee ballot and return to the Office for you There are other states where that's completely banned and people have been charged with fraud essentially for doing that and then there are states in the middle where they they want to allow caregivers, for example, to do that, but it's It's a restricted on who can do it or the person who's bearing the ballot has to sign the ballot or no one. No single person can have you know two ballots or five ballots are can help more than ten people per election. So there's a whole range. Of State Laws and how different states handle that but. At least I mean, do you do you see ballot harvesting as a a real issue real potential for fraud or or? Just. Casting doubt on the results there. There is some room for mischief appear I mean you can understand why Democrats like it because it does allow them to Their turnout, a increase, their turnout operations in California, which does have been very. Lenient voter harvesting law. That has been attributed to their ability to some districts especially with large numbers of college students thinking basically go door to door or apartment department in these areas where large clusters of a young liberal voters and harvest does and then just drop them off or urge you know helping people sign make sure that they go out the ballots Maybe, this euro, that might be a little harder to do of college some colleges don't reopen, but there are still areas of the country where there are large concentrations of democratic voters meal in the urban areas in particular that the event. They're also in swing state where you're going to see Democrats really try to focus in concentrate their energies in Increasing, their turnouts. I guess in my mind. Whenever you break the chain of custody between the voter and the ballot. You're creating opportunities for things to go wrong whether it's intentional or not whether it's a fraud or whether it's someone who's doing ballet harvesting who forgets a box box in their back seat and discovers it a month after the election I mean, you're you're creating opportunities for problems to. Arise that said Jason I guess in my mind, the president is not being very effective messenger on this issue because he is constantly focusing on the issue of fraud instead of some of these larger problems like with the post office without rejection rates i. think he could have a stronger argument if you would focus on some of those other things. Yeah I think that's right. I think there's a risk. For Republicans when they're talking about voting politics in the Baltics voting, they basically sound like we want people to vote were afraid of facing the voters You know we were going to and I think that you know obviously that's politically fatal as it as it should be an end. You know it is unfortunate because that enables this polarized narrative where the president talks about fraud and people rightly say there isn't evidence of widespread fraud but then that enables them to take the high ground in ignore the way that we're actually undermining democratic legitimacy if we don't have. A tight and and rapid process. So I think it's unfortunate. The way that the issue is polarized I think that both you know it's a classic example, the president and his critics. Each bring out the worst in one another. And just to add a few more specifics there. So in two thousand, sixteen, a more than three hundred, thousand male imbalance absentee ballots were rejected, and this is not because of any fraud or alleged fraud, it's because. The ballots were not sealed correctly or the signature is on them. If the voter has to sign them, don't match the signature is on that person stayed ID and You know people who are election election people who are volunteer sometimes are eyeballing those signatures, and if you have an election where there are a lot of people who've never voted by mail before are going to try using these ballots that number could be way higher in November, and then there's also a study in Florida that suggest that black voters are. About twice as likely as white voters to have their mail imbalance rejected. So again, even just putting fraud aside, you add all those things together and I you you you create a real opportunity for a crisis of legitimacy. If for example, the deciding state in the Electoral College Wisconsin and it is decided by a narrow number of votes and far more votes than that are rejected for one reason or another and campaigns go through and they look at those rejections and they find disparities in in which neighborhoods had higher rejection rates. For me my for my part I mean I can only hope that this election is not a photo finish. I think everybody for these reasons should want a clear victory show. You know whether regardless of which side wins. Right. You don't want be waiting because as you mentioned this does cast legitimacy on the election process. You WanNa Jason had also pointed out earlier of podcasts This is an important bird democratic outcomes and and the credibility of the process. You don't want people questioning it was not ideal in two thousand one you had people still debating the the hanging chads and then the supreme court had to intervene and. You'll Democrat dispute today that George. Bush. Won The election error he's legitimacy as president. Right well switching gears a little bit. The the Friday jobs report had a bit of brighter news at least. At least looking at those top line figures, one, point eight, million jobs gained the unemployment rate ticked down to ten point two percent. Lucia, can you give us a sense of what the story is beneath those headline numbers right so it's a bit of a mixed bag. The unemployment rate did. Did. Did the Labor Force Participation Rate Hiring is you know it's it's slowing some wide of the the best news probably is that a retail our? Jobs that loss or industries like retail eastern hospitality care that loss a lot of jobs during the lockdowns are still adding jobs even though the some businesses have imposer, some states have re imposed some restrictions on businesses like Arizona, Texas in such a closed out bars and California as basically closed out. Most everything again So the fact that there is still continue to be growth in these industries is that's a good news. On. The other hand long-term unemployment those. Unemployed more than fifteen weeks has increased significantly. So people who lost their job. They're still large numbers of people who lost their jobs during lockouts and even some people lost their jobs before the lockdown probably in January and February that are still on the sidelines This raises some questionable why obviously the congress slow. But. It seems in businesses have been reporting this that they're struggling to hire workers, Rehire workers that were laid off because then they can make more unemployment on unemployment benefits. Some two-thirds of workers, Warranty University of Chicago study one earn more not working than they did work. one in five or twice as much not working than they did working now those the enhanced unemployment benefits Of will be expired a week ago now Congress and the president, and they're trying to negotiate whether there should be extension but it'll be interesting next couple of weeks if there isn't a whether Java spouts backer. Actually in the weekly payroll numbers at decline then you are bigger decline than actually seeing in recent weeks because there isn't this incentive to work. Right, and so part of. Part of the question of how the recovery proceeds will depend on the virus but part of it seems like Jason will also depend on what Congress does I mean Democrats and Republicans have been at loggerheads on a phase five corona virus relief package for a while now and Democrats want to extend that six hundred dollar federal supplement for unemployment insurance and Republicans suggested a lower weekly amount targeting about seventy percent of wage replacement. But as Alicia indicates I, mean I agree I think it will be interesting to see what happens because This jobs report doesn't include the expiration of that, and so it'll be interesting to see what the next jobs report shows, but it also depends on whether Congress comes to any dealer not. I, mean I think the first wave of corona virus when it struck struck the northeast. And unemployment surge. One part of that was also that a congress had passed the most generous unemployment benefits ever. So that made it easier for more people. To be off of were those restricted that if those benefits are restricted in a deal with Republicans. Than there's going to be more pressure on people to get back in the Labor Force Democrats would rejoin than there will be less demand. You know this this money in people's pockets boosting demand ordering the economy but I think the evidence is that a lot of it is being saved but at least you just to do a quick thirty, thousand foot read I mean is your view of this jobs report that it looks like the recovery is stalling or at risk of stalling here in the next month or two? No I don't think it's GonNa. The gun stall out I think in all. Of anything we're starting see a tale of two two economies with the blue states that lockdown longer having a much slower jobs recovery. Than, states that maintain lesser add maintain less rigid or strict restrictions on business. Rooms inches if you look at the Latest unemployment claims data eighteen point one percent in California versus something like three, four percent in Utah and Idaho where you really have it where you've seen much less of a virus resurgence than you have in California. So I think it'll really depend on what states do on in next couple months. Interesting. All right. Well, thank you, Alicia. Thank you, Jason. Thank you all for listening. Will be back next week with another addition of Potomac Watch.

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#ERA Now: The Fight For Gender Equality in the Constitution

Alyssa Milano: Sorry Not Sorry

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#ERA Now: The Fight For Gender Equality in the Constitution

"Hi, Melissa Milano, and this is sorry. Not sorry, where we tackle social political and cultural issues from the perspective of unapologetic guests while highlighting citizen activists doing amazing things throughout the country. Ooh. Today's episode is a special one dedicated to the equal rights, amendment after thirty six years, congress finally held a hearing in April on the ER a which I was fortunate enough to attend. It was a powerful day. And both women and men spoke to the importance of getting this amendment passed in this episode. You'll hear from Representative Carolyn Maloney, my friend, Kate Kelly, human rights attorney, Kimberly Johnson, an author and activist and many more voices on why this is so crucial. And why we need the ER a now. Hi, this is congresswoman Carolyn Maloney from New York, and I'm fighting to ratify the equal rights amendment. Hi, I'm Kate Kelly, and I fight for the rights of women and all marginalized genders really Johnson. And on fighting the ER a slurry now. It was almost a hundred years ago in nineteen Twenty-three that Alice Paul leader of the women's suffrage movement. I introduced to the public and idea of what would eventually become the proposed equal rights amendment. Rising voices of women passage of civil rights laws and the power organized labor all helped to build momentum in the seventies when it passed congress, this has been a lifetime campaign for many of us a lifetime campaign. It doesn't start in nineteen Twenty-three with Alice Paul, actually, we have been an afterthought in this country since the beginning of this country constitutionists rocks that after proposed amendment receives that are fired. Two thirds of the vote each of the houses. It has to be ratified by three quarters of the states after the area was sent to the states and seventy two ratified by thirty five the necessary, thirty eight state legislatures, but for decades, extraordinary progress, toward quality, stall, well organized counter boop, scared the American people into thinking that the guarantee of quality was somehow harm women who stay at home to racer children and would erode American. Families would it started as a matter of broad consensus became another divisive issue in the culture wars. So my interest in the rights management happened after me to sort of went big and people kept telling me like what, what comes next. What happens next with me, too? And so I started doing a lot of research on. Women's rights and the women's rights movement and learned about the goal rights amendment. Now, this was what two years ago, and it just seemed like as I was reading about it like, what, of course, this is such a no brainer. And I think I was very much like the eighty five percent of Americans who think women are protected in the constitution other than the nineteenth amendment. So I just assumed that there was something already in there to protect us. So that's, that's where my interest came from. Where did your interest come from? So I was raised Mormon. So, I learned about the equal rights as though it were evil the Mormon church played a very pivotal role in killing the original fight for the rights moment. And there was a woman who led a what's called Mormons four the era and she was excommunicated from the Mormon church as a result. And it was this really big story. And so I remember learning about. About her miss on your as though she was this evil terrible heretic, because she wanted equal rights for women in the constitution and she defied the church and my grandmother. So the Mormon church organized women in every state to oppose the a and they kind of appointed a person a point person for media and each state to be anti. And my grandmother was the anti are a point person for the Mormon church in the state of Arizona. Let's back up a little bit. Can you explain to our listeners about a little bit about the history of the mend -ment? Yeah. So the rights amendment was written in nineteen Twenty-three by woman named Alice Paul who fought really, really visit firstly for the nineteenth amendment Alice, Paul sort of ramped up the rhetoric and included fasting and all of these different protests tactics that she had learned in the UK brought it back to the US, and then really, really. Sealed the deal on the nineteenth amendment, and soon as the nineteenth man was passed Alice Paul, and others, began planning, and scheming, and organizing for what would come next for women, so Alice, Paul introduced the equal rights amendment in nineteen Twenty-three in Seneca falls. And every year from nineteen Twenty-three onward, the equal rights amendment was introduced in congress. In fact, it was on the platforms of both political parties both Republicans and Democrats until it passed in nineteen seventy two. So had this kind of wide bipartisan support, and then the women's movement came along and really catapulted into fruition by the end of the century. I hope this nation will be a place where men and women in freely. Choose their life's work without restrictions in without ridicule. I watch though the women's movement belong more to my daughter's than to me. But I have come to know that it belongs to women all agents. I am cloud, say, and I won't you to know that Texas was the ninth state to ratify the right of women vote and. And the seventh state to ratify the equal rights amendment. Watched. Together never. It passed in nineteen seventy two but congress put a deadline on it, and we can talk more about the deadline, but there was a seven year deadline initially in nineteen seventy eight congress voted to extend the deadline, so they extended the deadline to nineteen eighty two and it passed in thirty five of the states. So according to article five of the US constitution, our amendment to the constitution has to be passed in congress and ratified by three fourths of the states. So that's thirty eight so we came to thirty five and the deadline expired. So we are just three states short in nineteen eighty two I was born in nineteen eighty so a lot of people my age and younger, don't even know about the ER a because the main fight for it really died off, before we were born, and then fast forward where we're at now the twenty seventh amendment is the most recent amendment in that amendment has to do with congressional pay raise. Is-is it was proposed by James Madison as part of the original Bill of rights, didn't make it through. But that amendment eventually got ratified in the nineteen nineties, so two hundred and three years later after it was proposed the twenty seventh amendment was ratified. So that gave a lot of hope for equal rights advocates all around the country to say okay over two hundred years later amendment can be ratified, you know, less than forties. Not really that big of a deal. So the fight for the rights really centered around this three state strategy. So getting those three additional states that we lacked in the beginning to ratify in twenty seventeen after the women's movement in the women's March and me to all these different sort of a resurgence of the women's movement, a Senator in Nevada. Pat Spearman, who's this incredible queer black preacher and a Senator in Nevada revived the fight. Ratified the Yarra in Nevada on March twenty second two thousand seventeen forty five years after the was submitted to congress Nevada became the first date to ratify the ER, a after the expiration of June, thirtieth deadline the state of Illinois followed with ratification on may the thirtieth. It was my great privilege to sponsor Senate joint resolution to which supported Nevada's, ratification in two thousand seventeen when this resolution was discussed one of the questions always asked is the ER a necessary and I continue to see evidence of the need for the ER a every day, in the nineteen ninety seven article in William and Mary journal of women. And LOL, they concluded that the need for federal equal rights amendment remains s compelling today as it was in nineteen seventy eight when the now supreme court, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, wrote into Harvard women's law journal with the equal rights amendment. We may expect congress and the state legislators to take undertake in earnest. Statically and pervasively the law revised so long deferred. And in the event of legislative default, the coach will have an unassailable basis to apply the bedrock principle. All men and women are created equal pay equity, or maybe I should say pay inequity is still a significant concern. Although the gender pay gap is narrowing, according to the Pew Research Center, women of the United States, earned just eighty cents eighty percent of what their male counterparts earn women of color. Black women typically make only sixty percent and Latina's make only fifty percent of what white non Hispanic male counterparts make a common work. I common theme of workforce issues for women is the lack of paid leave and affordable. Childcare and the Vata the legislature is currently considering a measure that would require a private employer with fifty or more employees to provide paid leave to each employee just last week. The Nevada Senate passed Senate Bill, one sixty six. Wchs to ensure equal pay for equal work and penalize employers who practice pay discrimination, the Nevada semi will hear the Bill soon and I pay the Bill will pass as well. Governor Sisak said in his state of the state address. He intends to make pay equity the law in Nevada. And our state will have a pay equity law. Moreover, when it comes to crimes against women we continue to suffer from victim blaming such shame stigma, and the ingrain of guilt upon the female victim. So where we're at now is Raleigh, one state short of that ratification, and putting women into the US constitution. Thirty six years. Thirty six years. Since congress had a hearing on this issue that affects every single woman and man in this country without constitutional protection, pay disparities will continue to be allowed in this country because of the high obstacle of showing that there is intent to discriminate in order for a woman to prevail in court. This is real fifty percent of the major breadwinners in families today are women with children. It is time for us to take this issue. Seriously? So women Maloney of New York has always been an incredible champion for the eagle rights amendment. We, you just tell us when you're fight for the Yarra began. Oh, gosh, Elissa I think I've always been fighting for equal rights. I've always supported it. And when I went into public life, I fought even more for it. My my late husband's grandmother was the first cousin of Alice Paul, the altar of equal rights amendment who introduced it in nineteen. Twenty-three Sinica Sinica falls, New York, and was one of the leading women who who led us to the right to vote. So it was very much part of his his home life in my home life. And, and what's more important than equal rights? It's more nothing especially especially nowadays. And then we, we flash forward to just a few months ago, and the first hearing on the equal rights of men men in thirty six years. Wow. Why, why, why do you think it's taken so long? But. It have a great deal of momentum. But after after it failed, there was a time limit on it, and it did not meet that time limit, and we had to have thirty thirty eight states ratify and only had thirty five it ignited again, in the year of the woman in nineteen ninety two when Anita hill spoke out about harassment and discrimination. I've never seen women. So, so electrified they would run up to me and say things like finally someone is speaking out about it. And then with this election, this year, Trump with his election, he terrified people. He literally ran on rolling backup choice enrolling back women's rights and, and women were energized. The day after his inauguration, there were women marches all over the United States, not just in Washington. But all over the world in New York City, we thought we would have roughly ten thousand people show, the police department told me it was over seven hundred thousand women like minded men, children came out to March, we couldn't even March because the streets were so full, you couldn't even move. It was such a such a movement. And after that came the time's up movement, the metoo movement of which you are a great leader. And all these women speaking out and demanding that something be done. Women are not waiting anymore. We demand what is right. Full equality. Now, we demand that it be spelled out in the constitution and you know how to spell it he are a now. What were you feeling when you're sitting in that in that hearing that historic hearing, what was it like for you? I was deeply deeply grateful. I was really deeply grateful to a democratic majority in congress, most of the time, I've been in congress have been in the minority in no matter how much you beg. We couldn't make it happen. But we have shadow hearing because I couldn't get a hearing from the Republican majority, the year before I had a shadow hearing, and Jerry Nadler, at that hearing announce that if we got the majority, a top on his agenda, would be having a hearing finally an official federal hearing that was the, the shadow hearing that you gave such a forceful and moving testimony, it was electrified. I thought that hearing Arshi Harry, but to finally have an official hearing and know that we will soon be getting vote moving it out of committee. I just felt grateful that it had finally happened. And it's something that I was a priority of. Mine when I went to congressman nineteen ninety to leave it or not when we elected of the largest class of women ever. It was exciting to see women walk down the aisle, not to get married, but to be sworn into the United States Congress, but this year, we elected over one hundred women of for the first time since I've been in congress, the congress pro choice, so we have a we have momentum's we have strength, and we have so many women that are committed to helping to pass it it's, it's a whole new day. So there are a lot of, of naysayers that say, why do we need the ERA? Why do we need more than the fourteenth amendment? What do you say to those people because? It doesn't work. The court cases have said the fourteenth amendment does not protect women from discrimination, and most of my time in congress. I've spent a great deal of time, just fighting to hold on to what we already accomplished the constant efforts to role by title. Seventy quality of, of treatment and employment deadline equality of treatment, and in education, Betsy devices prior to gain during this administration, all these efforts to roll back the only way you're guaranteed your rights is if you're in the constitution. Laws. We pass will only be strictly enforced, if they have constitutional backup a buying training, women's equal rights in the constitution. They'll be no question as to whether discrimination on the basis of sex is unlawful and women's equality should not be dependent on which party controls, congress who's in the White House, or who's on the supreme court, our rights need to be based in a solid, legal bedrock and one of the things that I've worked on my whole life is equal pay for equal work. But the only way it will ever be enforced is, if we have the equal rights amendment where it can be enforced. It's that simple. If you have your rights in the constitution, they can be enforced. United States constitution. The world's oldest written constitution is also the only major written constitution in the world. That lacks provisions declaring that men and women are equal. And now is the chance to correct that omission that stain that embarrassment about our constitution through the ratification by just one more state of the nineteen seventy-two amendment. Just to give some examples, the French constitution provides that the law guarantees to the woman all fears rights, equal to those of Ben the German constitution provides that men and women have equal rights, and that nobody shall be prejudiced or favored because of their sex the constitution of India provides that the state shall not discriminate against any citizen on grams of sex, and every written constitution promulgated since World War. Two contains a sex equality provision, but not ours, given the vital role of the US constitution has played in inspiring and informing the written constitutions of other nations. This is a situation that cries out for correction. Eighty four percent of countries have women gender provision in their constitution put women into their constitutions, and that's not just industrialized countries. I mean we're talking like Afghanistan has a gender provision in their constitution, which we encouraged when they passed it. Exactly. So a lot of these places have these gender provision in things aren't perfect in these countries. But it really again, reflects this basic value that men and women are equal. And so when people say, well, why do we need it? Or what rights do men have that women don't have that comes up a lot, especially found Twitter. And it's like a broken record. And so first of all the fourteenth amendment was not designed to protect on the basis of sex initially, and like I said it has a different level of scrutiny so protections. For example, on the basis of race on the basis of religion on the basis of national origin. Those are all given what's called strict scrutiny. So it's like the hardest level it's very difficult to keep those laws on the books because of the eagle Reitman. Because at the time these cases were being litigated, you know, if you seen the Rb g movie Ruth Bader Ginsburg was litigating all these cases, and trying to get a really strong protection on the basis of sex. Because eagle rights amendment was pending at the time. There's a premium court essentially said, okay. Well, if people want discrimination on the basis of sex to be unconstitutional, they can pass in ratify, the equal rights minute, which is currently pending before the states in interim will create essentially a totally separate form of scrutiny, that's lower. It's called intermediate scrutiny. And it's more difficult to prove that these laws discriminate, so you have to prove intent you have to prove not just that impacted a specific category of people, but that they intended it to be discriminatory, which is a much more difficult thing to prove so because of this, a lot of these cases, they have to meet this intermediate scrutiny, but not the highest level. So women aren't fully protected under this level of scrutiny, which is a shame. So the fourteenth amendment does not go far enough to protect women. And like I said, the congress doesn't have the power to their therefore enforce it. So both gives the courts and congress this higher or better power to protect women. You know what I always say when I hear those trolls on Twitter say what? What protections don't you have you have the fourteenth amendment? I always say. Yeah but the fourteenth amendment was written well before the nineteenth amendment. So clearly, it wasn't made to cover women when we didn't even have the right to vote at at time, which is just, you know, common sense. And, and the fact that lawyers have been able to manipulate the fourteenth amendment to also include women is great, but I think that part of an I think that this is all philosophically, wound up in the same sexism and systemic misogyny. That, that me too is in sexual harassment and assault. Because to me, if we were part of the constitution, if it actually said that, that, you know, women women have equal rights, I feel that, you know, we wouldn't be considered less than. And I think that perception of less than is what enables men to abuse their power. Yeah. And I think all of these arguments really in someone mentioned it in the congressional hearing that was just had on the era, you know, men are going to use any excuse. They can to exclude us from the constitution because they don't think that we should have equal rights, and they don't want us to have equal rights. So all of these different arguments, whether they be culture, were arguments, or you're already protected or all these different things. If we were truly already protected to the same level than at worst. The equal rights movement would be repetitive and why not support it. But of course, it's not. And they don't want us to have full rights. Every time we're talking about someone has the same right as someone else, we're not talking about special rights here, which hawking about equal rights. And as I said before the trajectory is moving in the right direction, and it's moving in the right direction. Because every time I have been in a discussion about equality whether it's about racism, whether it's about sexism, whether it's about homophobia, every time we always parse words about whether or not someone has the right to a quality. We, we ratified it because it was the right thing to do. I was wondering if you could just speak a little bit to be, you're a and how it's led to your own advocacy, work. I was already an activist for women. I was I became an activist for women because of the Republican war on women that really amplified after the twenty ten midterms elections. When the tea party got in and started rolling women's rights back. So with equal rights amendment when I found out that we don't have full equality. It pushed me to it, actually gave me. I have a sense of purpose like before I mean, I still had a purpose, but I was a little bit scattered. And now I feel like this is the one thing that brings it all together. Whether it's reproductive rights, equal pay or pregnancy discrimination, or violence against women. They all fall under an, you know, there's so many laws right now in states where if a woman is. Raped, the rapist can sue her for ch- for custody and even for money. And so I think that the rights amendment, just some kind of like, solid foundation, that's going to it's not going to solve all the problems right away, but it's going to be something that we can turn to, and we can take to the supreme court and it can be cited so that when there is a federal case, the language in the amendment is so very specific that it can't be denied. And that's the problem right now, if you're going to cite the fourteenth amendment, which has been cited in many different court cases, a lawyer can turn turn things around or say, no, you know, I interpreted this way it there's nothing in the fourteenth amendment that mentions women male citizens is, is in their three times, but there's nothing for women. So when it's when it's used in court, it can be manipulated to sound like, well, no, not women. So I think the equal rights amendment is like the bedrock to everything. Else. Let's talk a little bit about why women need to be put into the constitution. Yeah. They will writes a moment is important for many reasons I would say one that a lot of people talk about in shouldn't be overlooked is, it's really a symbolic. It's a symbolic victory for women because the constitution is our most basic and foundational document. It really expresses what our core values are those include equality and freedom for everyone, and all of these different rights that are enshrined in the constitution. And if we ratify the equal rights meme, one of those values will be gender equality. So when a little girl reads the constitution in her class in elementary school. She will read through that. And she will know that men and women are equal. And I think that's a huge victory. I think the second reason we need the whole rights amendment is legal. So we right now, when women litigate cases on the basis of sex of your discriminated against because of your sex you go all the way to the supreme court. And the, the scrutiny is what's called the level of scrutiny that gender receives under the current interpretation of the US constitution is a much lower form of scrutiny. That really just means it's easier to pass in keep sexist laws on the books, I always try to work in a bipartisan way every year that I've been produced the rights minute for twelve different congresses of always had a Republican sponsors, not enough, you need more. But it's a deeply divided. It's a very the Republican is very anti woman. They wanna keep women down and back, quite frankly. I don't understand it. How in the world can we compete in the world economy? If we don't have the best talents of all of our people competing with others around the world. And but I was little all you needed was a was a pencil. Now you have to have your computer and your competing with everybody in the world. So it's, it's a whole changed. It's going to happen. Let's go over some of the arguments against the rights amendment. 'cause there are many, there's the religious opposition. Let's talk about that. Yeah, I think a lot of times for a lot of, you know, I work on all different kinds of issues child marriage in the US female genital mutilation, sexual assault, constitutional equality in a lot of this opposition comes up from really traditional conservative groups, and religious groups and some of that opposition is fear that their beliefs or their way of life will somehow be impeded by by the introduction of equal rights. I understand that fear as a person who was raised very religious and continues to have a robust spiritual life. I understand that fear. And I think that's part of the reason it's so salient, or powerful is that people genuinely believe that they are going to be prevented from. From religious practice, but that is, you know, religious exemptions exist almost every level in federal law, religious groups aren't, you know, forced to hire people. They don't wanna hire, they're not forced to comply in many places. They're not forced to comply with discrimination laws. You know, there are exceptions in many cases for religions and freedom of religion is very, very bare. He may be some would say, overly and robustly protected in the United States. So I understand the fear, and where that comes from, but I don't think that religious organizations would lose their ability to practice as they believe, and, and some would also argue religious organizations, should not be free to discriminate. And, and so. Ally. Understand those concerns. I don't think that they are they're not going to materialize. Once again, our values are under attack by this proposed legislation despite crimes of protecting women's interests. E R A will actually end up hurting women, and it would force equal representation of women in all military roles regardless of their abilities, if passed a future war would require women to be drafted just as men. It's concerning to me that the ER a treats women identically to men, not equally to men lending to it the current sad of Trent on gender fluidity. And I think that's a real concern. The Senate cold unisex amendment. They said it would destroy traditional man, woman, relationships, weaken, family ties, increase homosexuality file a biblical teachings and undermine thousands of state laws designed to protect women against life's hazards, Mississippi, Johnston said women would have to put on combat boots March off to fight wars just like men, North Carolina. Sam Irvin said women would be slaughtered and Maine by bombs and bullets just like men. I just wanna go through some of the other opposition points. So just to give you a chance to tell our listeners why there is no reason to worry about any of these points. The military yeah, I think another this is another argument that came up a lot in the original fight for your a, so a lot of the scare tactics, they were using again. They're very salient like they were telling women like if we ratify the equal rights amendment, you are going to be thrust onto the frontlines of battle. If we ratify the equal rights amendment, there are going to be rapists hiding in public bathrooms ready to prey on you like if we ratify the eagle rides amendment, you are not going to be able to practice your religion as you believe. So all of these arguments scare tactics are actually very you know, if you're a vulnerable person if you're vulnerable woman than these have a lot of sway. And so I think the military the combat. Argument. It's sort of a rises still. But I mean as we know women serve in all combat roles already, and it, actually, in World War, Two that women were about to be drafted as nurses in the last days of World War, Two twenty sixteen. The Senate in fact, it was John McCain, who was arguing for this Bill. And he essentially said, you know, women already served with great distinction in all aspect of armed forces. And he said, and so they passed a Bill in the Senate that women be required to register with selective service and in October twenty seventeen. The Pentagon recommended that women register for selective service and then just this year federal judge held that essentially the male only draft would be unconstitutional, even under the fourteenth amendment. So we don't even need that you are a courts are already saying that a, you know, a gender segregated selective service is unconstitutional. And so regardless of ratification. Vacation of equal rights amendment are reinstated draft will likely include everyone not just men now there. There is a, a long debate to be had about whether or not, we should have a draft or whether or not, you know, the military industrial complex etcetera etcetera. I'm just saying, regardless of how you feel about the military is centrally. It has already been decided that, that you cannot exclude women from the draft, if it were to be reinstated. So that argument is really moved. Many would be surprised to know that it's recent as nineteen ninety six women were not able to a tin, any and all colleges that they wanted to in the Kama wolf Virginia. I realize this fact when I was sitting in my high school classroom, and I was in my juror TC class, one of the only women in that class, and we were watching the Virginia Military institute decision on TV it was in that moment that I realized that Virginia Military institute, one of the top military colleges in the United States. One of the only institutes of higher learning that has the highest dropout rate of any college in the country, and that is not by accident. But by design had spent millions of dollars to keep women out of its doors. And in their class. Many of my fellow classmates mostly male had justification such as well. It's a well known fact that women are biologically inferior to men physically and intellectually, and that was not the place for a woman to be. And it was in that moment that I remember hearing Justice, Ginsburg, say, and I'm paraphrasing that women can do all things if given the opportunity. And I stood up and proclaimed that, that was fact and that I was just as powerful and capable and smart as any man in that room. And all of the men got up and protested. In my best friend who was going to go to West Point. He walked up to me, and he said, I'm going to go to VMI with you, because I want to be there to watch you. When you fail. And that was his truth. That's what he believed. And so he went to a my with me, along with another male cadet, and when they got their head shaved bald. So did I. When they put on a man's uniform, I put on a man's uniform, and I'm marched and sweat, and bled beside the hundreds of other male cadets. I stand before you now to say that I am proud that out of the other two male cadets to go that I am the only one to walk across Virginia. Military institute stage on. And so when people ask me, why am I hearing, the equal rights amendment? That is why I understand, sexist Grenadian. It's all too familiar to me. Amendment was written, so long ago almost one hundred years ago and was modeled after the nineteenth amendment. And so it simply says, on the basis of sex on the basis of sex doesn't mean now what it meant then. And so in a really positive way, I think the equal rights amendment is broad enough as currently written to cover not only women, but all marginalized genders, and also I think there's a very good argument that it can cover discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. So there's been a lot of different supreme are sorry district court and appellate court cases, that have found that the discrimination on the basis of gender identity, and the discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, are covered under the definition of sex on the basis of sex, there's essentially a split in the circuits. That's what that's what it called when basically different regions of the country, disagree about how law is going to be interpreted. So, for example. In the eleventh circuit, which is based in Atlanta. They said that laws do not that these laws, do not protect sex discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. And then other circuits have said that they do, and then in the six circuit, which is based in Cincinnati. They said that transgender people are protected, but other circuits have said that they don't so the court system that we have is very, I guess, diverse and regional, and so different courts decide issues, different ways, and then it would go all the way to the supreme court and the supreme court decides okay, if there's a split in these different circuits, how is how is this going to be interpreted ones? This premium court decides, then the question is essentially over, and then all of the different circuits must interpret based on the supreme court precedent. So it's very important, what they decide coming up, but I think there's a really robust argument and many of the lower courts have said, yes, of course gender. If someone is, is discriminating against a transgender person, of course, this is discrimination on the basis of sex, and should very clearly be covered under our constitution. And then, of course, if the if the court decision comes out as either neutral or positive for us that being people who support equality than I think that will have a lot of implication for how this phrase on the basis of sex will be interpreted, once we have the eagle rights moment, and whether or not that will include transgender people. I think it's, it's pretty clear that that's the trend of where the courts are going. And I really really hope for a positive outcome in these upcoming three cases. But yes, I think that because again, it's this neutral, phrase on the basis of sex that it can include not just women. But all marginalized genders. While the constitution says nothing about deadlines. For amendments congress put a deadline on the equal rights amendment when it was passed in nineteen seventy two I am here to appeal to you to remove the nineteen eighty-two deadline placed on congress for the ratification of the just because we women didn't achieve fully quality in America by nineteen seventy eight or by nineteen eighty two doesn't mean they shouldn't have it today. There's a groundswell in this country women are being elected in record numbers. Women are rising up by the millions and saying, they will not be sexually assaulted. They will not be paid less. They will not be treated as subhuman, and they will have their voices heard some people think women do have constitutional protections because of the fourteenth amendment. But one asked about this supreme court Justice, Antonin Scalia said, certainly the constitution doesn't require discrimination on the basis of sex. The question is whether it. Prohibits, it, it doesn't. So a recent supreme court Justice interpreted the constitution as saying it did not prohibit discrimination on the basis of sets, so whether you agree with them or not the factor. Maine's this is how recent supreme court Justice interpreted women's rights in our constitution. And this is why we need to amend the constitution and leave no room to question. If women have full constitutional equality because women's protections cannot be left to interpretation alone. People accused the left of being very scattered and long. No long-term vision. No plan. What is it concretely that we want for the women's movement? The equal rights amendment has to be our long game. It has to be the thing that we all agree is going to put us into the constitution and is going to be the anchor from which we defend our rights for the next hundred years. That's our long game. Okay. Can you just explain to everybody? What the process is moving forward in the time line. Like what, what happens next? What happens next is we have two bills before congressman right now, one is Jackie speier's, which removes the time limit congress put in a time limit that time limit expired. But if we can put in the time limit we can remove it, and we have constitutional scholars who say that we will prevail at the supreme court. The opposition says that. That there was a time limit and therefore you have to start all over again. So I introduced a Bill that goes back and starts all over again. In other words, all of our bases are covered. We either win with the three steak solution, adding three more states and lifting the time. Limit are we go back and start all over again, which I think will be a much easier task than what the women face before us because we've already gotten thirty eight states or thirty seven states to ratify it. It would then be voted out of the out of the, the, the committee would go to the floor of congress be debated. It would pass the floor of congress, go to the Senate go through the judiciary committee, passed the Senate, go to the president for his signature and, and for removing the time limit, but we. We are. We are saying, and believing that if we just get one more state to ratify, which we believe will be Virginia then than it is ratified. And it then goes by law to the archivist of the country, he is a gentleman who was appointed by President Obama, and he could then claim and say that it it's, it's ratified, it's part of our constitution. He has decided that he's more of a functionary and appointed. So his written, the Justice department to ask them what he should do. If the ratification comes in any event, it will either be ratified, where we will claim. It's ratified it will then be sued by opposition. And in in, we'll go eventually to the supreme court. If you any institution, it has been written since nineteen fifty he will find in it. The statement that men and women are equal before, so I have three granddaughters. I'd like to be able to take out my pocket constitution and say that the equal citizenship. Stature of men and women is fundamental tenant of office side. Like free speech. The women equal rights to do. Whatever talent and hard work, enable, her to do like that, to be in constitution for me personally passing the air a means that I can tell my daughter that in the greatest document in all the world she has the same rights as anyone else. Oh, gosh. I can't think of anything Elissa that would be more meaningful to women. Children families in our country than than a passing. The rights amendment was more important if women have equal rights, they're protected. They've been so many supreme court cases that clearly state that we're not protected. An we can't enforce a a civil penalties for for rape, and many cases that have gone to the supreme court and, and a case that, just passed recently, which is outrageous, and I think shows fundamentally. How much it's needed, and how we're not protected. It would mean so much that I almost don't even have words because this country has never had any rights amendment. And so since we. We're fighting so hard. And I mean I just came too late. I came to it in two thousand twelve I like so many others was under the impression that we had already had one. And so, you know, there is this false sense of security right now with so many Americans thinking that we have one. So to me, it would just mean that moving forward women in this country, wouldn't necessarily have to go through what we're going through right now, when, when the Brett cavenaugh hearings were happening. I know that I and so many other women in this country were triggered and felt scared an upset. And I'm experiencing those same feelings right now, watching all of these antiabortion ban, antiabortion laws and the abortion bans, and, and these ridiculous laws that are not based on any fact at all. And so I think that understanding that there's going to be protection for future. Generations would just be all the everything I need, you know, I don't have children. But I, I have a sister and I have a niece and I. I have there are millions of women, this country that were there were let me just put it this way. There were a lot of women in the second wave who fought very hard, just like with Ellis, Paul in the first way all these women fought so hard so that you and I can have certain rights, and we could have the right to vote. And so for me, it would be meaningful that I've played a very small part in the rights movement education. It would personally be satisfying for me. But it would give me that satisfaction to know that women in the future. Generations are going to have protection that they don't necessarily have to deal with this crazy kind of atmosphere, where we're, we're, we're watching a, a man who was accused of rape going to supreme court when we're watching lawmakers. Right. All these bills that are anti women that they're passing because I was raised in such a conservative culture, and I never really saw women and men, being equal. I saw women having secondary roles I saw women being more than it. Two men. I saw women, you know, having what they call separate, but equal tasks and jobs and purpose in life. And so for me the equal rights amendment means in my own constitution, it is very clearly stated that I am equal to any other person. I am equal to any other American end so bats important from me and from a legal perspective. It creates an entirely new avenue for us to litigated for our rights for all of these incredible congresswomen, who are going are creating sees of change in our in our system. It creates an a totally new avenue from which they can pass laws to protect us. So for me the way I describe it as the equal rights amendment is, if you find a bottle, there's a genie in it, and the genie comes out, you wanna wish for women's rights, but this is basically the equal rights amendment is the equival. To wishing for thousand new wishes it's the go around is the way to say, this is what we want because from this, we can build the scaffolding to protect all of us. To me passing the air eight would mean that all people will be treated, equal at home. All people will be treated, equal in their workplace and all people will be treated equal under the United States constitution because everyone deserves to be treated equally passing of the euro would mean there is no place for gender discrimination in the United States constitution. For me, it means three things. Number one, the hope and optimism that a country based on liberty and freedom to inch closer to that promise, number two, as an American of African ancestry, one step forward for our sisters is one giant leap for all of us. And number three, that my pre civil rights mom, who went through a bunch of stuff to get her PHD and get paid respectively. Can rest in peace. A little more peacefully. Congresswoman what, what can my listeners do to help move this forward? Is there a call to action? I, I would say we have two bills in congress. Now they should ask their members of congress to cosponsor them that gives more weight, and their senators to cosponsor them, both bills are sponsored by Menendez. My Bill sponsored by Menendez in the Senate, and Ben Cardin is carrying a Jackie speier's, but we need to get the co-sponsors. We need to move it forward and expressing their support for it to the speaker, and the minority leader of the house. The first thing we have to do is get it through the house and the Senate. But I feel that the, the energy is there that women are more energized than than we've been in generation. Nhs than we're marching protesting running for office, and more importantly of getting elected, and we're on the verge absolutely on the verge of ratifying the rights movement. My name is. Alissa. Milano. I do not have equal rights under our constitution. I have a four year old daughter named Bella. She does not have equal rights under our constitution. If my daughter, and I lived in Iceland, or Wanda, or Vietnam, we would have equal rights, under their constitutions. But we live in the United States of America, where we do not have equal rights under our own that is because for all of our country's history. It has considered people like us that is to say, people who are not white men to be second class citizens, our country has allowed those men to use our founding documents to preserve their power and privilege, while denying women protection from the consequences because again, in the United States of America, in the year, two thousand nineteen women do not have equal rights wouldn't. Agree. That's absurd. Most people don't even realize that this country which claims to be the greatest country in the world, and this document which claims to guarantee quality to all who live here, does not extend that guarantee to women. According to polls conducted by the ER a coalition eighty percent of Americans think that women already have equal rights under the constitution. They assume that provision has already there, because of course it's absurd for it not to be what's more. They think it's there because they think it should be the same polls. Tell us that ninety four percent of Americans support constitutional equality for women. My question is, who are the other six percent and to be clear that question is not a rhetorical one the text of the amendment, we propose raids. Women shall have equal rights in the United States and every place subject to its jurisdiction equality of rights under the law, shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex. If you don't agree with those words, if you do not believe that women should have equal rights. I wanna know who you are. I think we all deserve to know who you are. We deserve to know who you are so that we can make the choice not to do business with you or work for you or entrust, our children to you or cast our votes for you. Listen, we are human beings fully deserving of equal protections. Equal opportunities and equal. Oh rights. And I believe we have finally gotten the message across when we are treated as anything less. We deserve equal recourse. We have waited hundreds of years for this moment. But if we want to ensure it is a beginning, not an end, we need to use it to launch a new era for the equal rights amendment by enshrining are equal rights in the United States constitution, the ERA would guarantee women are protected by the full force of federal law, bypassing an equal rights amendment. It would for the first time in our country's history open a pathway toward true, gender equality. The ER a would set a norm for equal pay for equal work. So that women can be full economic actors in our society. It would protect pregnant women from discrimination, so that we do not have to make. The impossible choice between earning a paycheck and having a family between making a living and living in our own bodies. It would require states to enforce laws against gender violence. So that police can no longer turn their backs on women like Jessica Lenihan or girls like her daughters whose deaths were preventable, and who's heartbreaking story reminds us of the cost of our inaction. For all of these reasons for all of these women for Jessica's daughters for all of our daughters. We cannot afford to wait any longer ratifying, the ERA would be a statement of principle. It would send a message to our daughters. It would send a message to our son's, it would send a message to every state in the country, and it would send a message to the world, these rights our our birthright but enshrining them in the constitution is our responsibility. That's because in a democracy, progress doesn't happen, automatically democracy requires action by us because at the end of the day, it is. Us. In seventeen seventy six year our country declared independence, Abigail Adams wrote to her husband, John urging him to when member ladies to be fair to us as he helped write the new code of laws for a new nation today, two hundred forty two years later, we no longer have to wait for anyone else to grant us our rights, we are standing up for each other. We are marching in streets. We are the ones holding the pen you and I are lucky that we get to be the ones to live through this new era. But with that comes responsibility to ensure this moment lives up to its promise. My name is Alissa Milano, and I do not have equal rights under our country's constitution. And I'm part of a movement, that's not going anywhere until the foundational document of our country. Insists loudly and clearly to us and to the world that women shall have equal rights in the United States and every place subject to its jurisdiction, and until we are promised once and for all that equality of rights under the law, shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex. Do you think that you deserve the same protection as little boys? Right. Are you are girls and boys? Equal. Yes. That's right. I would even say that you are faster than most of the boys on your baseball team. You're pretty fast. You can do anything you make me proud. Sorry, not sorry as -secutive produced by sim Sar. Not a Milano. That's me, our supervising producer is Ellison bresnik. It's edited by Josh Windisch, our production, associate is Danielle Silva music by Josh Cooke, and Alicia equal, please describe on apple podcasts Spotify, or wherever you get your podcast. And if you like the show, please rate, review and spread the word, sorry, not sorry.

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Major League Baseball will return in July

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Major League Baseball will return in July

"Good Morning I'm James Holman from the Washington Post and this is the daily to two for Wednesday June twenty them in today's news, the chairman of the House foreign. Affairs Committee is trailing his primary challenger in new. York. A federal prosecutor will testify that. He faced political pressure to go easy on Roger Stone. And the Senate teeters on the cusp of failure in the push for police reform. But I saw the big idea. Baseball is coming back. Major League Baseball will return in July. Training camps will resume on July first. An opening day will take place either June July twenty third or twenty fourth. It's four months behind schedule, but the season will be sixty games by far the shortest in the sports modern history followed by postseason unlike other sports, baseball is aiming to play this season with teams in their home. Cities as opposed to a one site quarantined bubble as players begin arriving back to camp this week. All of which will be held in the team's home cities as opposed to spring training facilities in Arizona or Florida. They'll be tested. Tested for the coronavirus before being allowed to enter, it's the first of many tests. Each player and staff member will be subjected to teams will be aligned geographically to reduce travel while the MLB has yet to release a master schedule for the new condense season, each team will play forty games within their own division and twenty games against teams from the corresponding division in the other league, thus the defending world series champion Washington nationals will play ten games each against division rivals Atlanta Miami Philadelphia in the New York mets, and for each against Al Teams Baltimore. Boston the New York, Yankees Tampa and Toronto. This will be a season unlike any in the sports history, featuring among other wrinkles, a designated hitter in the national. League for the first time. And probably get this extra innings that begin with a runner already on second base. The season will be played by necessity without fans in ballparks at least initially, but we'll still be able to tune in on television. My colleague Dave Shannon who's been bird dogging the negotiations for us on the baseball. Beat knows that this is happening as several states across the Sunbelt, which is home to more than a third of the teams in the League have seen. The number of infections spike in recent weeks. Already, the Philadelphia phillies have confirmed an outbreak stemming from their spring headquarters in clearwater Florida, in which at least seven players and five staffers of tested positive. It's one of several developments that prompted the MLB shutter. All spring training facilities last week then last night, literally within minutes of MLB's announcement of a deal to start the season. The Denver Post reported that three members of the Colorado rockies including all star outfielder. Charlie Blackmon has tested positive players is obviously one of the big hiccups. We'll learn thirty seven percent of their original twenty twenty salary. If the season goes the full sixty games. Had already consented to give high risk players who opt out their full pay and service time, but in of the final issues that the union in the League resolved last night. The Union secured the same benefits for players who live with someone including a pregnant spouse who is deemed high risk, so that would apply not only to players who have family members with medical conditions such as nationals reliever. Sean doolittle, whose wife has severe asthma, but also players whose wives or due to give birth this summer. This is a big deal for anyone who does fantasy baseball because that group includes some of the best in the game including. Los, Angeles Angels Center Fielder Mike, Trout and New York Universities Pitcher Garrett Cole. In other Sports News Denver Nuggets. Center Nikola Jokic tested positive as the NBA entered face to of its reopening plan. The Arizona Republic reports that two unidentified members of the Phoenix. Suns have also tested positive. Several other teams are waiting on test results expected to come back later today. And Novakovic, the number one rated tennis player in the world is apologizing today after testing positive for the virus, three tennis players all revealed yesterday. They had corona virus after playing at his competition. Joe Vic Eight notorious anti vaccine. WHO said he wouldn't get a corona virus vaccine if one is developed? Acknowledged that it was too soon to stages tournament and said he is deeply sorry that it is caused so much harm. and. That's the big idea. Here are three other headlines that should be on your radar this hump. Debt number one. Jamal Baughman a former middle school principal who's African American and has the support of Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Cossio Cortez has taken an early lead over house. Foreign Affairs Committee chairman. Eliot Engel in the Democratic primary in New York. It's too soon to call that and a bunch of other races from last night, because there are so many mail in ballots because of the coronavirus and they take longer to count, but. While it Susan to call it. Bouwman has a pretty significantly and in Kentucky, state legislator Charles Booker who's also black, is locked in east still too close to call race with retired Marine Corps fighter pilot, aiming McGrath. who was a star, recruit of National Democrats for the chance to wage a longshot bid against Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell a third. African American candidate is leaving leading significantly in a seven way primary to replace retiring Congresswoman Nita Lowey in New York. If Montier Jones wins that seat, he will be the first openly gay black man to serve in Congress. Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney who chairs the House Oversight Committee holds only a narrow lead over Suraj Patel a hotel, executive and former Obama campaign staffer. That contest is a rematch from two thousand eighteen Maloney, who's in her fourteenth term seeing a fifteenth term one then by nineteen points now looks like she might just narrowly whole don. And Down in North Carolina a twenty four year old won an upset over president. Trump's pick to replace Mark Meadows Madison Thorn Eight twenty four year old, defeated Linda Bennett the Republican handpicked by trump and White House chief of staff mark, meadows in gop runoff for the seat that meadows gave up to take the chief of staff job. CAWTHORN is poised to become the member of the House and the solidly Red District. He was going to go to the Naval Academy six years ago. In fact, he received a nomination for meadows. But he couldn't attend because a car accident left him paralyzed from the waist down. Number to. A federal prosecutor and another Justice Department official plan to tell Congress later today that Attorney General Bill Bar and his top deputies issued inappropriate orders amid investigations and trials based on political considerations and a desire to care to trump. Aaron's Alinsky, an assistant US attorney in Maryland. Who was formerly detailed a Bob Molars Russia investigation will tell the House Judiciary Committee that prosecutors involved in the criminal trial of trump's longtime confidante, Roger Stone experienced quote. Heavy pressure from the highest levels of the Justice Department to cut stone a break by requesting a lighter sentence, he intends to testify according to his four thousand words of testimony that were released in advance that stone his understanding was was to be treated differently and more leniently because of his relationship with the president. So. Linski will be joined by John Elias. Who Works in the Justice Department's anti-trust Division? He will say that bar ordered staff to investigate marijuana company mergers, simply because he quote did not like the nature of their underlying business. As a result, the antitrust division launched ten reviews of mergers in the marijuana industry, and was ordered to probe a deal between major US automakers and the state of California after trump tweeted about it disparagingly. Months later when the matter seem near a close political leaders ordered a subsequent investigation when California announced it would purchase vehicles only from automakers that complied with its fuel efficiency standards. Together. Their accounts, which will be delivered under subpoena, and under oath are a damning indictment of bars management of the Justice Department. A tenure defined by unprecedent politicization. The testimony is also going to raise the stakes surrounding a subpoena that the Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry. Nadler has promised issue for bars testimony early next month. Number three. The chances of the Senate, Passing Police Reform Bill appear very slim this morning. The Senate needs sixty votes to pass something but Republicans are refusing to negotiate with Democrats saying that the opposition has to take relieved that proposal they worked out among themselves Democrats say the GOP bill which is opposed by the ACP and George. Floyd's family is woefully inadequate. The Republicans note that they incorporated a number of democratic proposals including legislation to make lynching a federal crime, but there has been no attempt to negotiate the differences between the dueling visions for policing bills with the two parties, disagreeing about the extent of federal mandate to alter practices at thousands of local police departments. That different fundamental philosophies is apparent on one major issue whether to explicitly ban no knock warrants issued by a judge which allow officers to enter a residence without announcing themselves. The other big difference is about whether to ban chuckles. The stalemate stands in stark contrast to the states. More than two hundred fifty policing related bills have been introduced in twenty six states since George Floyd's death in Iowa. Republican governor Kim Reynolds just signed a law restricting the use of colds and preventing police officers who have been fired for misconduct from being hired elsewhere in the state Colorado been show colds and issued new mandates on the use of body cameras. Efforts stalled Minnesota where Republicans abruptly adjourned a special session of the state legislature after being unable to reach a compromise with Democrats. Despite the hiccups in Congress, a new Washington Post poll out this morning finds the black-americans are optimistic about change following the recent nationwide protests while a majority of Americans across all racial groups report, feeling sad, angry and troubled by killing more than half of black adults say they personally or someone. They know well had an unfair interaction with police in the past few years. More than third say there was an occasion when they feared being hurt by a police officer, vastly higher than the share of white and Hispanic Americans reporting the same experiences. The black people also largely believe Floyd's death could be a catalyst for change in part, because people of all colors have participated in the protests that have played out in hundreds of cities and towns, demanding change from political leaders. And that's the daily two. Oh, two for Wednesday June twenty-fourth thanks for listening I'm James Holman. I'll talk to you tomorrow. Own.

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The Credit CARD Act Turns 10

Economic Explainer with the Joint Economic Committee Democrats

14:19 min | 1 year ago

The Credit CARD Act Turns 10

"I'm Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney Vice Chair of the Joint Economic Committee and you're listening to the economic explainer podcast and the Joint Economic Committee Democrats here we explain bills from the Jaycees Democratic Committee members and talk to experts about how those bills could affect our economy ten years ago the Credit Card Act established a credit card holders bill of rights for the first time in our country's history in this our first podcast of the one hundred sixteenth Congress will be talking with Dr Neil Mahoney from the University of Chicago Booth School of business about my two thousand nine Credit Card Act Act and how it saving Americans nearly twelve billion as in billion a year while protecting them from unfair deceptive predatory lending practices from the credit card companies prior to the Credit Cards Act's passage credit card companies had fewer restrictions and how they treated consumers they could establish arbitrary cutoff times for payment deadlines raise interest rates without warning or change the terms of your agreement at any time I had one example where a consumer bought a car. They advertised it for eight percent to buy the car for for the life of the loan. Once he took out the credit card payment they raised the rate doubled it and it caught him in a never ending cycle of debt they could entice minors to open in credit accounts by using misleading practices game how charges and payments were calculated to maximize their profits and more so on the card axe tenth anniversary. Let's hear here from Dr Mahoney about his study which showed how enacting my bill turned out for American consumers. I'm randy from the J._C.. Democratic staff and I'm here with Dr Neil Mahoney. Tony First of all just discuss some that you and your colleagues performed an exhaustive study on the effectiveness of the card act. What were you expecting to find going into this study in? Did you think that the law would work so so we weren't sure <hes> you know that's why we did this study because we wanted to figure out <hes> you know whether it worked <hes> but <hes> we were in the right way to put a skeptical Nicole. When we applied <hes> to work with the data we titled Our Research Proposal a whack a mole the unintended consequences of the card act because we were interested in looking at whether sort the restrictions on over limit late fees were offset by banks charging higher interest rates or cutting back on access to credit so that was our our concern going into the project? What do you mean by whack-a-mole how how does that work? I don't know if you remember playing this Arcade Game Lacombe. Although you got this like I think it was a Fuzzy Mallet you would hit down on a mole <hes> and then another mole would pop up through another hole so this was sort of the metaphor metaphor we had in mind that <hes> well-meaning regulators would push down <hes> fees and you know in a competitive market <hes> you know if banks were charging prices which were close to their costs <hes> if you push down one source of revenue sort of have to make up that revenue by by raising some other price and so we thought maybe interest rates would pop up or banks would cut back on the supply of credit and an and we thought whack-a-mole was a good metaphor for sort of this <hes> tug of war between the regulators and the industry. Can you briefly describe the methodology for your study. It seems like it was very thorough. Yeah so you know the the Karnak was passed away almost ten years ago so may twenty second. Two thousand nine was implemented over the subsequent. On year and this was a time when probably everybody remembers the U._S.. Economy <hes> was going through the financial crisis so lots of things where we're moving around and so for us to <hes> <hes> understand the impact of the car act you know we wanted to have a control group. which would tell us so? Why would they happening to this market? If the law hasn't been passed and so fortunately from a research perspective there was a group of credit cards which were carved out of the car deck so these were a small business credit cards so people own a small business <hes> often use a credit card both for transactions and for <hes> borrowing <music> <hes> to procure supplies other costs <hes> in these markets the small business market and the consumer credit market very similar so if you looked at the years leading up to the card act interest rates credit limits utilization -Ation on small business cards and regular credit cards moved together <hes> and so this convinced us that this is this was a valid control group it would teach us of how things would have progressed if the card act <hes> hadn't been passed and so our research strategy was then to compare outcome in the consumer credit market to outcomes in this control group into see how they diverged <hes> after the phased implementation. Take the card act in a nutshell. What were your findings were? What did you discover what the study so so too big findings one that <hes> we anticipated and one that we didn't so the the finding that we anticipated was that the car tax restrictions on fees <hes> and these were primarily on over limit fees so if you say at a credit limit of two thousand bucks and you know you went to the mall and you bought a a couch and then cup of coffee and you've paid your parking ticket <hes> that you could be charged three over limit fees the couch would pull you over the limit and then these two other transactions would also entail bill over limit fees of thirty or forty dollars <hes> in the card act eliminated those and then the other main thing they did was they <hes> reduced late fees? If you're. There you know couple of days late. <hes> paying your bill. You forget to put an envelope in the mail again. Credit Card issuers could charge people <hes> large amounts in the card act <hes> limited those late fees and so I first set of results is well if you put in regulations which limit those fees <hes> the amount of revenue that that banks can get from those two types of fees were <hes> strongly reduced <hes> and so in particular thing we calculate the average account was paying something like twenty five dollars less per year in a fees in these two categories and so over all all accounts all consumers in the United States. That's a twelve billion dollar reduction in these paid on their credit cards so that was the first main result and then the second main result so to speak to this idea <hes> of wackle that we anticipated that banks would increase interest rates or reduce access to credit <hes> but when we looked in the data we saw absolutely no response on the interest rate margin on access to credit on the opening of new cards <hes> and at first it'll be completely honest. We were puzzled with that result <hes> but you know that's the beauty of looking at data it forces you to I think more and we realized actually the result makes a whole lot of sense <hes> and so I will briefly describe <hes> you know how we came to understand this sort of lack of offsetting response <hes> and I think the way to think about as the fall if markets are perfectly competitive <hes> than if you reduce the revenue banks were setting price equal to their costs they have to reduce interest rates cut access to credit credit <hes> if consumers are if consumers understand every price they're paying so they understand the interest rate they understand the fees then if they're charging less than fees they can charge more interest rates consumers. Basically understand they're paying the same price the product <hes> but if markets aren't competitive and we know actually from a large body of literature that credit card markets are not competitive and if consumers aren't fully paying attention to fees and actually seems very plausible we call them hidden fees or reason then <hes> if a regulator reduces fear avenue banks might not find it optimal to Jack up interest rates in response and so so <hes> what we find in the date is interest rates. Stay flat credit limits say flat <hes> no reduction in <hes> the opening of new cards and you know having thought about the industry more we realized that's actually very consistent with how we think about the industry <hes> and that's what bank executives were saying when the cardiac was coming down the pike that this is going to reduce their profit so it looks like what happened was. There was a reallocate nation. <hes> of profits to lower costs for consumers so if you think that you know consumers should be getting more value out of this market. That's what the regulation seems to have done so from a regulatory perspective. It sounds like the law was successful yeah if if you if your interest is in providing more value to consumers which is certainly my interests than I think it was a huge success. <hes> you know obviously you know. People who <hes> place more weight on bank profits were not as as happy about the bill but <hes> you can't please and you mentioned that you went into this study skeptical. Did you leave with a different outlook on a consumer financial regulations. Yeah I think we we left with a much more nuanced out outlook that this bill <hes> made it very family and to us that there are no parts of consumer financial markets <hes> where there's not a huge amount of competition where consumers don't understand all the prices and in those settings regulation. Asian can be <hes> beneficial to consumers. I should say in this market. The consumers who are helped the most were folks with lower credit scores so prior to the card act people with a FICO score below call at six sixties about the bottom one third of the market. We're paying huge amounts in fees the typical account <hes> someone's borrowing about two thousand dollars on their card <hes> paying a hundred and fifty two hundred dollars a year in over limit and late fees in some other fees they were charged and for these folks the Card Act reduced the amount they paid mm fees by up to fifty percent so sixty seventy dollars per year per account in savings. If you're someone who had a bunch of credit cards <hes> and we're getting whacked by all these these <hes> <hes> this was a huge <hes> change too. You know your household balance sheet. <hes> and I don't think this is probably the only market where <hes> this sort of regulation as possible obviously <hes> this isn't GonNa work in every single market but it certainly made me more optimistic about consumer financial regulation great that interests my questions than I really appreciate you taking the time yeah it was great to be on the call and that's the end of our first episode of the economic explainer with the J E C Democrats. I'm Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney and today we talked about my two thousand nine credit card the bill of rights and how it increased credit card consumer protections in my opinion the biggest takeaway from the card act is that smart financial regulation and action from Congress can save consumers billions and and eliminate deceptive and exploitive practices but we still have a long ways to go if you've enjoyed the podcast we hope you'll subscribe on items Google play Stitcher or wherever you get your podcasts follow the Joint Economic Committee at J._B._C. dims and check the show notes for more information on what we'd covered today. We're looking forward.

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Kathy Hochul, Lt Governor of New York State

The Electorette Podcast

49:28 min | 1 year ago

Kathy Hochul, Lt Governor of New York State

"I'm VIN dealer Skinner, and this is the electorate on today's episode Lieutenant governor of New York state, Kathy who go. Nice. Today's guests. The most powerful woman elected to office in the state of New York is here. Kathie Hobo Lieutenant governor of New York state, Kathy HOGAN is inspiring to say, the least she's held positions at every level of government. And in this conversation. We talk about what that's been like for her. You know, what it takes to win? And most importantly, what to do when you don't win. And luckily for us Kathy hotel is committed to helping other women's exceed. She started a hashtag campaign called how she does it where she talks, frankly about all she does all of the things we also talk about the fact that New York state, they have an entire women's Justice agenda for twenty nineteen. You know, this conversation is full of wisdom and gems that I personally will hold onto 'em refer back to for a long time to come. So I won't delay any longer. Here is my conversation with Lieutenant governor Kathy who they governor Kathy. Hokka welcome to the pike cast. Thank you very much lighter to be on. I'm so excited to talk to you, by the way. Way one of the things that they just aren't about. You is that your mother was an activist. She dedicated her life to helping victims of domestic violence. She. Sure did. Yeah. That's really incredible way to grow up watching your mother do this type of work. What was that like for you? Well, not only victims of domestic violence split back in the late nineteen sixties. My parents were protesting the Vietnam war when I was a little great school. I had to wear a black armband protesting the war. My parents took me to civil rights marches back then and we are involved in the environmental movement and housing opportunities made equal so we could open up lily, white suburbs. To people of color to have an opportunity live in homes, and then she orphaned to fighting for victims of domestic violence, basically what she had seen in her own home where she had an abusive father who left her and her mother and abandoned them, and she had a very tough childhood and had to take care of younger siblings. When her mother died when she was sixteen and she really had a tough life. Instead of being taken down by all the challenges it really built or resiliency, and I've always looked to her for strength when I've had tough challenges because what she overcame was phenomenal and to harness her passion for helping others into really becoming an early advocate for victims at mystic violence and back, then they just call them victims of wife-beating, and it wasn't even cleaned up and people who just really talked about it. And it was something that was really in the shadows. So she launched hearings in our state legislatures. She helped start a home for a tr- a transitional home for victims to be able to go for shelter. And I remember going with my siblings and painting rooms and bring toys in for little kids. And so she really became a champion at a time. When people really didn't acknowledge that the problem existed, and I was so proud of her back then and she decided to go to college back when I was in college because she wanted to make sure that she had the degree in social service, and you'll be able to continue doing her work and even for her seventieth birthday. We asked her what she wanted to do. And she says, let's open a nother home for victims of domestic violence in a home that now has six families and children who have a whole new lease on life because of it. So I was blessed to have that environment to sense that we have a social responsibility to others, and I'll never forget the role model that my mom was we lost her a few years ago to terrible disease Ahah last, but we continue our work in in her name. And I and I feel very fortunate to have had that environment to grow up in. Right. Well, that isn't incredible way to grow up. I mean, so when did you get bitten by the activists bugs? I know you did some activism in college at Syracuse university. I sure did a little before that my family wasn't political. I didn't have any, you know, relatives ran for office. And my father had worked at the steel plant, and my mother had worked on her causes, but was really a homemaker. But when I was in high school, I took advantage of a high school program where I could leave school early every day and go work on an internship, and I chose the Democratic Party locally and the. Chairman of that party was also the New York state chairman and all the major candidates running for federal office and stayed off his came through our offices. When I was there. I was the youngest in the room by Faro's, probably sixteen years old definitely the only girl in the room. And it was my first experience about being the only female in a room, but I overcame it. And I had a chance to work with individuals like Tim rustler to his starting in his career working for Senator Moynihan at the time to get him elected back in his first election, seventy six, and I had the it was really an honor to be able to be surrounded by the real political thinkers of my time in that inspired me to realize the tremendous potential that government affords us to help solve problems of society. But also make people's lives better. So I always knew back then that I wanted to be a staffer someday I never dreamed of running for office. I was going to be an attorney on the staff of Senator Moynihan or someone like him someday. And that was my goal since I was a teenager and carried into San. Accused university where I would be honest in saying they couldn't wait for me to graduate because as protesting everything they did and proud that as the student Representative to our university trustees we able to convince them to divest their holdings in companies doing business in South Africa. That was a major movement back then to try and create pressure to end apartheid. So I did all the protests and brought down the wrath of all the students on our trustees. And you know and boycott are bookstore because prices were too high. And I have a whole is I didn't attend a lot of classes I had to take a few incomplete because I was out there stirring things up. But at the end of the day, you know, I was able to use that experience to give me the confidence and public speaking speaking in front of the assembly of one hundred fifty other student leaders every time I wanted to get something done. I think that's what really steeled me toward life in public service, but also becoming an advocate for other people. And I talk to college students today. And I love having interns, and I spoke to my interns yesterday use this opportunity to hone in on your skills and developed leadership and public speaking and writing skills are going to propel you to opportunities later do that when you're in high school and college and it'll be so far ahead of everybody else. And that's what I did. I love that. I love that story. Really universities don't really encourage dissent anymore. It's like, they think syndrich caused a stir or you know, they're going to be radicalized or something. Yeah, wasn't violent. But certainly taking over the administration's offices for a couple of days, you know, and we said their lobby lobbying ordered pizza headed delivered. And you know, we just making our point. And we also tried to have our university new stadium named after Ernie Davis. The first black Heisman Trophy winner who had played for Syracuse university football and went onto professional but career, but he also died at a young age of leukemia. And we had a go convince the large corporate interests that they should use their money. Not to name the the. Stadium after themselves, but the name it after this inspirational figure the other graduate of Syracuse university. Clearly I lost because as not called the early Ernie Davis dome right now, it's called the carrier corporation dome. But at the time, it was probably nineteen years old went in and just you know, took on the establishment took on the head of the corporation. And as a result they did name the field after any Davis. And so I also learned that sometimes you're not going to get everything you want, but you can get a compromise. If you don't even ask for anything, you'll get nothing, and that's a given. And I've used that throughout my life. Something I learned at a young age to help me negotiate and to push for your far-reaching objectives. But be you know, know, that if I didn't raise my voice up on behalf of people or causes. They may not get accomplished. And so I I've always looked back to that is just a formative time in my life. Right. So so you said you weren't looking to initially run for office. Right. So what was the very first position you held the elected position. Well, this is an interesting story. And I tell this to young women all over because I don't want to be like me. I had the goal as I said what I was younger to be a staffer. And I did I was an attorney for Senator Moynihan worked on Capitol Hill for a congressman and had the opportunity to write speeches and work on legislation. That was important. And I was so happy to really, you know, make the other guys look good. And I was good at what I did. And I never dreamed that I'd have the courage to really be the person put their name on the ballot. Because that just seems so far fetched for women there were so few role models, and I decided, yeah, I can be happy working for other people. And I went back to my hometown. After years in Washington and started going to local town board meetings, and realizing that there are some big corporate interests like WalMart. They were trying to come into town and would hurt our local community and fighting against Exxon Mobil because the prices were. Too high of gasoline. And so I started thinking, you know, what I I went to a lot of meetings. I was involved in my local party. And finally there was an opening on our town board, and I didn't even think that after, you know, working as an attorney working in Washington big an advocate, an activist that I had what it took to run for local office, and that a twenty one year old young man, right out of college never had a real job still living at home with his parents decides he's going to run for that very position. And I said, you know, what I'm thirty five. I've done all this. You know, raising a family I'm in this community. I'm vested here. I care about it. And maybe I should take a shot as well. While the good news is they were two positions. We both ran and we both one and I served with this young man and others for fourteen years. And I tell the story that he was not wrong his confidence in himself was well placed today. He now runs a three cores of a billion dollar healthcare organization in buffalo. So he knew he. Had something when he was twenty one that I didn't know I had in me when I was thirty five and had accomplished a great deal. So I say where are the twenty one year old women who have that much confidence in themselves that they've got a voice that needs to be heard. They've got something to offer and don't end up like me waiting forever. And I've had a great career. But that was my first experience in public life, and I would have been happy with that. I really was very content fighting the good causes on behalf of the people of my town. But another opportunity came to run for countywide office Iran for that successfully on other opportunities came for congress. We can talk about that crazy race than I unexpectedly won in the most Republican district in New York and then onto Lieutenant governor. So I've served at every level of government. I've cherished every one of them. I find each one of them fast any, but for me now, I feel really in tune with people locally, and I understand their concerns really at a gut level. I still go visit the diners and stay. Connect with people in my hometown, kind of a gritty steel town that was you know, left for dead after Bethlehem Steel pulled up a decade ago two decades ago. So I really feel a connection with people that have had it tough in life. Because I we started off very humbly. My parents used to live in a trailer park, and when it got a little house, they thought they had just you're living the American dream, and I've always appreciated what I have because so many people still don't have what I've able to have because of a good education and a loving family. You know, I still find that story inspiring you whether you had decided to run at twenty one or the fact that you decided to run after it started a family at thirty five, you know, either way women can't win right were either too young. Or if you know where to old right as I still find that story, really inspiring. So, you know, we often when women, you know, they have families gets in middle age, or, you know, thirty five really isn't wage, but you know, we still lack that confidence. So yeah, I just spoke to a group of women in our state capital of Albany yesterday. Women in government and public service, and it was mostly college students. And I said the reason so many women don't achieve their full potential is they lack something called Catholics. And it's it's in your own head said, you can walk out this door today and have confidence in yourself and walk into your next meeting unit. It's REU filled with men and act like you own the place, not an arrogant way but away that shows I could handle anything, and that's a strength. We have. I said don't underestimate how strong women are that. I've had a couple of kids. I guarantee that if men were the ones who are responsible rearing or having children, we'd probably have no population. Let if that all women are tough where resilient we can handle pain. We can handle adversity and lean into that and women you're tough so act like you have the confidence people will not follow someone who's not confident in themselves. You can't be a leader. If you don't believe in yourself, and it's all in your own. Head. And so I just wanted to impress upon them start at your young age, and and feel that you can take on any challenge. No matter how big it seems. And now there's role models when I was running there were very few women in elective office. And I say as the highest rank woman in New York state, I have a responsibility to other women all ages. But particularly the young ones who need to see that someone went before them and pave the way, and I wear a necklace that is actually a piece of broken glass. I'm wearing it today. And it reminds me of the glass ceilings that have been broken, but the ones that still need to be broken yet. And that's what I work on every day as Lieutenant governor trying to embrace these issues at affect women, deeply, go out and talk about them how we can change public policy. But also if I can touch an individual and get them to want to run for office or work on elections or become an a champion of a particular advocacy issue like reproductive-health than to me that's success. How I define success. Now. You know, I'm still stuck on that that image of you as a sixteen year old walking into that room full of men, and then here talking about confidence. I mean that must have taken, you know, I could just see you there still in high school probably among these men must have taken quite a bit of confidence to just do that. Yeah. I don't think I thought I had it back then and even in high school. I was definitely not in the my yearbook. No one would have written most likely to succeed likely to run for office. That was I was still relatively shied in like to talk to people much, but I still had the sting about government. Maybe it's a field trip. I took to Washington in eighth grade and had a social studies teacher that talked about what's going on in that capital. And how important it is or the causes that my parents exposed me to talking about ill and Martin Luther King was assassinated and Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in Watergate, and all those really defining issues in, you know, long ago history when I was when I was really becoming my formative years, I would say, and so I would not say I was confident. As a teenager at all, but I probably just fearless. I wasn't intimidated and believe me but eating in that room with, you know, a lot of young men in college and beyond wasn't comfortable in certainly I endured my share of comments, which is, you know, roll off, you know, that's part of how it is. And it's frustrating to me the note that that culture hasn't changed that much that they're still women who have to endure an awful lot. When they're in these all-male settings are primarily male workplaces. And that's what I talk about two people in how to try to overcome that. And it's frustrating that it's going on today. But I think women have really turned the corner in terms of feeling empowered to stand up for themselves. Whether it's to me too movement or just society shifting finally away. From acceptance that it's normal to make comments about women in the workplace or to be able to sexually harassed them. Or hold them back. I think we're having some breakthroughs, and I'm starting to see it more in the world as well. With the number of women elected to congress, for example. And I and I had a chance to go back and visit my former colleagues and see Nancy Pelosi as speaker, and a, you know, the side of the aisle that I used to sit on filled with more women and diverse women that to me was so exciting, and it really set my heart racing to know that in a short time, we've really made some real progress and me as well. Let's go back to something you looted to you. That that unlikely raised that you want in a red district. Tell me more about that. Well, I had been an accounting official in Erie county, which is around Buffalo New York, not far from Niagara Falls at site of New York state, very far from New York City, people think for all of New York is New York City. It is not there's a big sections of New York state that are probably politically closer to Texas than than San Francisco. It'd be for example, which we consider more New York. So it's a diverse area. I had the opportunity to look at this race when it was a member of congress who you can look up to history, but I would just make a recommendation that if you're a current member of congress don't. Look for men or women on on social media using your real name. Okay. Just that's some advice. So that was exposed remarried man, and he got into trouble. And he decided he needs to resign very quickly. So all of a sudden there was a vacancy in this conservative district. And I was also looking at running for the highest county office, which is county executive which would have been much easier. I would have probably won the poll showed me ahead. I could've raised the money. I had high name recognition and that would have not been as big a challenge. She would have been an honor. But not as big a challenge but the congressional race. I sat down with my family, and my twenty one year old daughter at the time and said, listen, let me let me lay this action. This one side of the ledger. I could probably win this cow other county race the elections this year I'd have to work on that now. But congress, here's here's what we're up against most Republican district in New York. It's very large to very low name recognition. I'd have to raise millions of dollars. I don't have any money and. It be a national race. And I'd probably get really beat up by the coke brothers and everybody else who's going to run negative ads. And I said to my daughter, Katie, I said, what do you think I should do? And she looked up at me. And she said mom, congress, duh, you have to do congress. And I realized you know, what I've got this daughter that I've raised and I wanted to know that her mother had the gusts to do something that is likely to fail as I was I still had the guts to take a risk and I needed to teacher that lesson in that moment. I cut a set myself up. But I said, okay, we'll do congress and my family got on board and believe me for the first few months. It was probably only my family and close friends who thought I could do pull this off. But I started going out to the diners and the talking to the farmers and senior citizens, and at the time of this is two thousand eleven Paul Ryan hit just send it to being coming chair of the budget committee and their plan was to really decimate Medicare and I use. That as an issue to go after Republican seniors in my district and say, we cannot have Republicans in congress break, the promise that has been made to you since nineteen sixty five that will make sure that you have health care when you're when you're a senior citizen, which as you get older and on that issue and some other important issues like that, I really just found this opening this lane and started moving up in the polls a little bit because very few people paid attention. My state party the national party, I was on my own for a long time. But once they saw over this, you know, very short three-month election period. My polls numbers trending Ford. I was starting to get the support I needed out of labor and Washington. And in the end shocked, the nation was you know, we had an election night where every national media truck was air. We the London Times we had newspapers from Hong Kong. And I it was crazy. This is in buffalo. So we won that election with five percent of the vote a margin guy went to wash a sworn in. Couple of days later, and I didn't have a place to stay because I didn't expect to win. So congresswoman, Carolyn Maloney, who represents New York City. Let me stay in a spare bedroom and we shared a bathroom and I second day on the job. I was asked by Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and other roommate if I wanted to play softball with them and joined the softball team. So I was playing softball even though I never played before. And it was an incredible experience, and I'll never never regret going for that. And that was really an honor to serve there. But we had redistricting in two twenty twelve they redrew the lines to make them even more Republican. And I lost that seat by less than two percent. The next election out. So I didn't hold it very long. But it really made me understand how important the issues are that we worked on and I just would not turn my back on issues like the formal Care Act. I had the opportunity to vote against it. Probably forty five times. And my district did not support the Affordable Care Act, and they did not support contraception. And reproductive health rights that I fought for and I really paid the price because I I lost those became the heart of the attack ads against me that were funded by the coke brothers and Karl rove and some other dark monies that influenced our race. But that being said year later after spending a year in the private sector. I received a call from governor Cuomo that he was wondering to consider being his running mate for his second term in office as governor and I signed right back up and ran in a primary wasn't expecting a primary, and she no New York politics at all a lot of votes in New York City, not from upstate New York rhyme from so we work really hard and win that primary, and I was successful in the in the November election. So that's where I've been for the last four and a half years and feeling really truly fortunate that I now have the platform a statewide platform even larger than I had when I was in congress to champion causes for women. Whether it's paid family leave or or childcare issues, which I'm working on or making sure. We have a higher minimum wage a highest in the nation. So I get I get a chance to work on things that matter to people, and it's so fulfilling, and so it's uplifting to know that you know, that life. You don't know how it's going to turn out. But I've been really fortunate. That's all I can say I love every single day. I get up and bang it out one more day and see if I could meet more people and inspire them and make them feel good about what their government could do for them. It's this morning. I opened up an affordable housing place in tough part of Brooklyn known as Bushwick lot of poverty there. But to be able to tell people that you don't have to worry about sleeping on the streets. Tonight. You have a warm place for people to take care of you. That's to me was government's all about we take care of people. And that's what we do at the state level. Well, that's amazing. You're making me both want to run for office to New York. We welcome you to come to New York. And I'll help you campaign. Excellent. Was you kind of answered my next question. I was going ask you about losing election. And I was going to ask that because the other day I was on Twitter. That's all somebody. They started a thread about a woman. I can't remember her name. I can't remember what state or district she ran for. But she loss at election by single digits. Her loss was in single digits. And the thread was saying courage her to run again and reminded me of this conversation. I'd had it was sometime last year before the midterms. And I think it was with I can't remember anything right now. But I think it was with Kelly did mar. And she is with cop the center for American women in politics, we were talking and the thing that she said that was really memorable to me was that she wasn't worried about the midterms in terms of are getting the necessary seats, right that MIR may not happen. You know, the pink wave may or may not happen. But what she was worried about was if we didn't have that wave if limit didn't win the seats are expected of them that they would kind of give up and lose. That momentum. And we wouldn't try again, you know. And so that was my next question to you about whether you've ever lost election. And you just told me that you did, you know, how did you? What did you do? What did you draw on to pick yourself back up into get back in? What would you say to women who've lost that is a great question because people focused on the victors and just most recently the first calls I made after the twenty teen election and a lot of people had supported women had run for congress and really tough districts and help them all across the state of New York. I call them I want who lost. Because as I said, I've been there. It's painful when you lose an election, especially one when you've already held the seat as I did. And you work so hard, and you have a lot of people believe in you. I think women can handle the loss, but they know they've disappointed people. And I think what hurt me the most was knowing that my staff, and my friends and my allies, and my family were probably in pain because of my loss, and that's that's I focused on and I and it was hard, and you don't want to get out of bed for a lot of days. And I swear I had PTSD I didn't want to go into the grocery store. My husband had to do all the grocery shopping because you just think people looking at you like, oh, you're a loser. And we saw those horrible negative ads about you were so horrific. I didn't wanna vote for myself when I was I said, my really that bad, and you know, the little girl next door of us says told her mother she says, please turn off the TV. They make MRs Hoke. Look so scary. When of course, it's Halloween time. And they've got me on a broom like a witch dispense stuff. So it's really. It's tough. But I tell women this too. I guess what eventually I healed and I got better. And you know, if it doesn't kill you. It makes you stronger, and I said, no one could touch me. Now, I am I am like steel, and I've one other women to know that that you may have lost one time look at how many men who are running. Now. Let's look at Joe Biden, for example, or Ronald Reagan took three times become president metal do it. Again, men will be out there fundraising the next time already an act like nothing happened and the women that are already now talking about running again after losing I find them inspiring. And I want them to know that I'll support them, and we'll get it the second time around, and, you know, just by stepping up and saying I'm willing to run they're in a very small percentage of the population that has the guts to do that or who care enough to expose themselves to tremendous public scrutiny. I mean, everything from what you're wearing. And you know, how your hair looks? And if you put on a couple of pounds, and all these other things are talked about. Incessantly, but you have to have a clear eyed vision of wire doing it don't put up with all the crap to stole it Abbasi as my mother used to say, no one can make you feel bad without your permission. So I don't give anybody permission and stay focused on the prize, which is having a position where you can help people have a better life. And if you can keep your mind on why you're doing it and let everything else just, you know. Peel away. You have to do that. It's it's part of survival in this business. So I'm not going to sugarcoat how painful it is. When you lose an election, but you'll feel much better by yourself. If you go back at it and try again, and that's what I want women to know while I'm gonna you're made of steel I'm gonna wake up every morning and tell myself in the mirror, you're we are tougher that we give ourselves credit for really do a nice another hangup that women have and we got to go over a few things ourselves, and I'm excited about you know, trying to change it for other women make and make an a difference. But that's why I have this hash day. We can talk about that too. I talk about lessons that I've learned through hash day called how she does it and we launched this back in March. And we have had such a great response. And I started telling really dispersal stories about how I survive every day, and I get asked when you I travel I've gone around the planet, mile wise, probably probably almost ten times definitely over. Nine and a half. So I'm constantly on the road. I travel the entire state. I go to every event known to man. I mean, thousands of people I I've given twenty three hundred speeches and Heidi prepare for speeches. How do you survive being on the road all the time? And so I found the opportunity through this hashtag recognizer those questions, and I start off by saying that women are born multi-taskers and people wanna know how I packed and travel and deal with hotels, and airports and balanced family and exercise and what I eat. So we've had some fun answering these questions, but recently, I've done a couple of things one is having given so many speeches, and this is something that terrifies both men and women, but I tell women if you can get comfortable, delivering a speech, there's no stopping you. And a lot of practice in front of a mere, but it's in confidence. So I give five major points in how to give a speech as part of my hashtag fact, I was speaking to the Democratic National Committee, New Jersey last Friday and woman came up to me and. He says, you know, I'm a I'm involved in my community people. Tell me I should run. I didn't feel good about giving speeches that I saw your hashtag. And I read how you do it. And I'm thinking I can do this now. And I said, you know, what you just made my day because that's why I'm doing this. I'm trying to share a lifetime of experience with other women because women who've made it to the top. We have a responsibility to reach back and pull other people up with us and through this hashtag rail to give little tips on what to do and one of the ones that got a lot of attention recently was I talked about answering the question what it's like to deal in a male dominated world. And I said here's the answer. I've been called an iron fist and evolving glove. What does that mean? I said what that means is I am brace all the assets and strengths of my femininity. But I will not hesitate to fight back and use my power to fight for myself and for other people, so don't underestimate me. And so I talk about this and an a lot of responded to that a lot of men of respond to that. And I had a man say I showed that. My daughter. I want my daughter to be tough. And so we're enjoying it. But I'm answering questions every single day. And if you have any questions everything from what I eat on the road and what I packed with me. And when I get my most of my work done and how I prepare for interviews and how fit in gym and exercise and the hotel gym. And I actually said Ruth Bader Ginsburg is my inspiration a summit of her age and her position still working out. I feel like a slacker if I don't lose ten minutes a day. So I do go to a lot of hotel fitness centers and try to work out a little bit too. And another question was how do you balance family and work? And I said I fall there's no balance. So don't don't expect it you're never gonna feel equilibrium. Because if you're at work, you're feeling guilty about not being at home with your family with your family. You're preoccupied with work. So you're gonna get through. I tell a lot of women with young kids. Here's the good news. I mean, you love your children, but they're going to eventually grow up and move away. And during this time. You need to teach them lessons about what life is all about. And how to be involved in your community and by running for office. When your kids are young. They I guarantee Leadbetter citizens someday. Like, my kids who are millennials who are costly they live in Washington. They're always protesting something that Donald Trump did my daughter's sending a March on reproductive health there marching with the scientists or LGBTQ communities. I'm really proud of them. And they didn't have me home all the time, and I felt guilty about that. But I also know that my job was the launch them as responsible caring adults into the world. So if you look at the long view of what you're supposed to do as a parent, you can overcome a lot of this guilt that you have if you're running for office, and you're not gonna make every single baseball game or parent teacher conference, and hopefully you have a support system either a spouse, a partner, family friends, and I think that women ought to step up and help other women with childcare on that front. The I never hesitate to. Somebody else's kids. So they can get out and campaign, and I appreciate people helped me out. So we need to support each other lift each other up, and that's that's what I do. Yeah. I think your message about involving children is so important. I actually just made that decision, you know, a couple of weeks ago just thinking like when I give talks and talk about, you know, whatever Justice social Justice or anything equal rights when I can when the contents appropriate. I'm going to bring my kid, you know. How old are your children? My my son is seven okay perfect age. I hope he's been voting every year even elections. You know, take him every vote, and my kids turned eighteen I mean at breakfast, they are greeted with a voter registration form, they are not going to go to school that day until they registered so Siam pressed upon them in my kids were little, but they got their pictures taken with Bill Clinton and L gore. And and all the candidates that are running back, then, you know, just just they know it's important. You know, they they know that public services expected of them in some fashion whether were hand other people's races or contributing or being an advocate, but you're on this planet a short time. And it's not about how much money make. It's about what you do. And in fact, back to what we talked about the outset the influence of my mother when I was growing up, my mother's favorite saying was on our refrigerator and said go into the world, and do well, the more importantly going to the world and do good. And I forget who said that. But my mother had that on our. Refrigerator? And when we we buried her five years ago last month, we actually put that on her tombstone so all for eighteen grandkids would visit grandma in the cemetery. They would see the words that she lived by as an inspiration. And that's the expectation that we should have on our own children that you weeks pecked you to be a contributor someday. And you should watch how we do it. 'cause we're that's our job. It's generational. Iva? Responsibly to teach the next generation to fight for the environment and define for women's rights. And to stand up when someone's bullied, and we have so much power as parents into use it every day, you we're forming these little kids minds she a seven year old that you have. No, they're watching everything you do. And what lessons you can teach by just so your work. Right. Exactly. You know? I I wanna go back to your hashtag. How she does it because this is amazing. So I and I'm really bad at using as tags correctly. So tell me how this works. If I use the hashtag how she does it you'll come in you'll swoop been and give me advice like, you know. Ending out a bat signal is it works. It's actually it's not that engaged. It's it's on my Twitter account. It's a Lieutenant governor Twitter account. So if you go under that that is you can look up the hashtag how she does it in. You'll see all my posts on it. And if you're not on Twitter yourself, it's like new tenant governor HOGAN, and why LT GIO V H O C H U L. And why and so that's my Twitter handle. And if you look under that you'll see the hashtag how she does it. And if you're not on Twitter, you can just Google that. And it'll pop up you don't have to be at Twitter user. So that's where people are setting ideas to us. And what I did. I was on television news and non New York City on Friday about this. And I said, you know, what I've given a lot of advice. I wanna hear a how other women do it not just how she does with respect to me how you do it. So we've asked people to put in sort of their daily survival techniques or how they get along a male. Native profession or disinvite. They haven't had a lift other women up. So we start this ripple effect of women feeling responsibility for other women, and that's how we're going to have a breakthrough in society, and hopefully it more women to run and be expe- taking their positions in boardrooms and asserting their their power that they have and Guinness. Ended him noxious aggressive way is just getting your needs met and getting the needs of your causes met and finding the way to do it. No, I love that. I think that's helpful right now. So I wanna talk about what you've been doing with a New York state in your current position. Right. So you haven't entire women's Justice agenda for twenty nineteen writer is amazing. So talk about some of the things that are part of that agenda. We thought it was really important, particularly with the assault on women's rights currying in Washington. Whether it's this free court, whether it's the president congress or even agency decisions that are affecting women every day that we needed to first of all protect the rights of Roe v. Wade in our. Nate law. We didn't have this. What happened in New York state is that in nineteen seventy we legalized abortion in New York nineteen Seventy-three with Roe v. Wade coming along. It was protected, but we needed to update our laws to make sure it reflected what Roe v Wade allows. So we didn't have this for all these years. In fact, we had opposition to even simply codify Roe v. Wade from conservative elected officials who lost in the last election. Thank god. So what we did was we first while made sure that we had reproductive health coverage in our in our state law, contraception coverage mandating that insurance companies cover contraception making sure that insurance companies cover in vitro fertilization and egg freezing recognizing that. So many young women have for Tillis issues or they want a delay their family. It's all part of family planning or LGBTQ couples wanted to plan families, whatever they choose to. And also return on our talent, I work on that. Realizing that women of color are four times as likely to die in childbirth than white women are and the injustice of that and how we can deal with those bias Caesar during in the medical profession. We have a lot to do with respect to women getting enough pay in the workplace, so I'm working on closing, the gender gap and part of that is a salary history ban, and some states have considered this may be going think in California that's part of the law there, but we want to say is that a lot of women are held back because they don't negotiate a good Sarafina cells read, the beginning of their career myself, for example, when I was a young staff front Capitol Hill, I had left a large law firm took a fifty percent pay cut because I really didn't like the law firm I wanted to work in public service. But I didn't realize that making twenty five thousand I was an attorney the man next me was not an attorney was making more than me. And I didn't know that. And now I would say that hells women backs throughout their careers. If they don't negotiate on behalf of themselves. In a better way in the early part. So we're not allow people to ask what your prior salary history. Is there should be a value attached to a job not your own experiences? And that's what holds a lot of women back. The other challenge we have which is huge is child care. So many women are struggling with the fact that they want to spend more time at the office and further careers in the, you know, whether it's in tech fields, whether it's in the legal profession or here in Wall Street or families that are just trying to work a couple minimum wage jobs and pulled all together if they don't have access to sometimes even around the clock childcare where someone who works the night shift that a hospital cleaning person at of nursing homes throughout the night. Who's watching her kids and excessively affordable? Childcare we're finding is not just a families problem. It is now an economic problem for the state of New York because we're not getting the benefit of the full economic power of women achieving their full potential earning what they deserve. So we are finding out ways and working with partners in the federal government. And other areas where we figure out how to incentivize workplaces to address this need have more flexible hours for women. And in fact, just a great story in the New York Times in the business section on Sunday about a man and wife who were both classmates in Cornell law school both went to big law firms. But when the children came along, you know, she dropped back to two days a week because there's no to watch the kids and he'd propelled himself into a much higher earning position. And how storm it falls back on women to be the ones responsible primarily for child care, and what can society do about that. What can we do to help alleviate that and have more equity in that in that space? But also, we don't have an equal rights amendment at the federal government level or at our state level. And that is unconscionable to me the women's rights movement. Started in New York state way back in eighteen forty eight. When three hundred women gathered in a remote place called Seneca falls. And now, it's a national. Historic landmark place, they gathered and they debated the issues of the time, but women were so fed up even back as far back as eighteen forty eight saying that they're tired of being the property of men. They wanted to have the right to vote. They wanted to have the right to own property, and we're really the birthplace of this. And I say all my speeches to women that is at our DNA to fight to make sure that we protect women every way possible in one of them is to make sure that in our state law that we have an equal rights amendment. So this women's Justice agenda is everything I spoke about, but I'd love to capitol off by the end of our legislative session. Just a nother month away at the end of June to have a new equal rights amendment here in New York. And also make sure that we get the thirty state Virginia has to pass it. So we can finally have a correct our federal constitution and make sure that we take care of the needs of women. Right. You know, I Ron cly today. The house's having hearings for the first time on the rights amendment. Right. And I think. The first time they've had hearings on this in thirty six years, and Carolyn Maloney, my old roommate and congress has really been the champion of this. And she is dedicated to it and choose her husband was related to Alice Paul who first proposed equal rights Mun back in nineteen Twenty-three in the state of New York. So this is a legacy that she's been pushing her entire career, and I couldn't be prouder to know that you know, she's been champing this and within get everyone on board. And finally make a statement what a great statement is for the women of this country. When we have a woman who's elected speaker, one of the most powerful people on this planet Nancy Pelosi, and now so many more women in office, not just in York when congress, but to be able to say that we finally after decades decades of trying we finally have enshrined these rights into our constitution. It is long overdue. Yeah. We don't have time to go into everything that's in the women's Justice agenda, but I'm gonna put it in the show notes because when I was reading through it. I was really impressed like just the, you know, the budget for childcare alone. I think it's something like twenty. Five twenty six million. I think people just really go through that. And see as a model to see what we can apply nationally. I appreciate that. Because we do think that Tripoli what's the rights of women being attacked daily in Washington that states now really have to step up and New York loves to lead on these issues and be a model for others. But simultaneously, we have other states red states. That are sliding backwards. Really starting to find ways to deny reproductive rights and say that you can't have an abortion after a heartbeat is heard which could happen in eighteen days. I mean, there's there's insane things happening all over the country. So so states, like New York and California really have a responsibility to stand firm on behalf of the millions of people represent and to try to make sure that we have some common sense in our policies and don't turn the clock backward to the eighteen hundreds or even priroda reweight. So that's the challenge we face now that didn't exist before Donald Trump was elected president. So what would you say in closing? What would you say to any woman who's sitting back, and she's on the fence like she really wants to do something wants to be an activist or run for office. Would you say to to push her star? It's what are you waiting for? What are you waiting for? You only have one chance to go around and life. And everyday matters. You do not long know how long you've been given to be on this planet, and you need to make sure that every day you're making a difference and bettering the lives of other people and that is your challenge. And that is the legacy you leave to your children when they look at you someday and say, you know, it just like, I was inspired my mother I hope to inspire my daughter and the next generation as well. So so women need to stop thinking about it. And know that they have talents. We need their voices. We need them gauged and step up and just do it. Well, well, attendant governor Kathy hole. Thank you so much for joining me today, really, really inspired me. And thank you for your your life of service. Well, thank you, very much a pleasure to be on your show. Thank you so much for listening to. Today's episode. 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Trump says he is open to an investigation of his postmaster general

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Trump says he is open to an investigation of his postmaster general

"Good Morning? I'm James From The Washington? Post, in this is the daily two. Oh. Two for Tuesday. September eighth. In today's news shots were fired on the India China border for the first time in decades more than a thousand right wing protesters gathered outside Portland. And the West faces an extremely dangerous fire threat after historic weekend heatwave. But first. The big ideal. President trump expressed openness on Monday toward an investigation of Louis de joy his postmaster general who's facing scrutiny after former employees of his previous private company said, they felt pressured to make donations to Republican candidates for which they were later reimbursed in a Labor Day news conference at the White House trump said he should lose his job if it can be proven that he did something. Wrong the president was responding to questions about a Washington Post story from over the weekend which found that over a decade while the joy was CEO of new breed logistics employees said on the record they were urged by the joy and his top aides to contribute to GOP candidates, and then they were reimbursed through bonuses a that would be unlawful in North Carolina and under federal law. To joy spokesman said that he believes he's always followed fundraising laws and regulations late Monday night congresswoman Carolyn Maloney Democratic Chairman the House Oversight Committee said, her panel will launch an investigation of joy and she called for his immediate suspension. She also suggested that he committed perjury during a recent appearance before her committee since being appointed, the head of the US Postal Service to joy is come under additional scrutiny for his severe cost. Cutting measures that critics say are wreaking chaos and causing delays prompting accusations of political bias especially after trump threatened to block USPS funding to limit its ability to process ballots for the November election. In his wide ranging forty, five minute news conference trump also said his administration will end the coronavirus pandemic through operation warp speed, which seeks to produce vaccine in record time though the president's stated timeline clashes with that described by experts in his own administration, the president claimed the vaccine could even come during the month of October just weeks before Election Day which is eight weeks from today, which would also be a tremendous boost. His reelection hopes however many experts again in trump's own administration cautioned that such. A rapid timeline seemed overly optimistic. The lead scientific advisor for Operation Warp speed. For instance, told NPR over the weekend that a vaccine is possible but very unlikely to be available back over or November trump's former FDA commissioner. Scott Gottlieb said on CBS's face the nation Sunday that a vaccine for widespread use will likely be a twenty twenty one event if a vaccine were created before the end of the year, he said it would probably be used for targeted populations like healthcare workers or nursing home residents. From, Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend the number of Americans who died of Covid nineteen from just under one hundred thousand to more than one hundred, eighty, six, thousand as infections more than quadrupled to upward of six point two million. Trump also used that news conference yesterday to push back on the Explosive Atlantic magazine story from last week that detailed his alleged denigration of troops and military service generally according to the Atlantic's reporting the president dismissed. Americans. Who Died in war as quote losers and suckers trump said the story was a hoax. Then he attacked late John McCain at length McCain was a prisoner of war in Vietnam in two thousand fifteen trump said publicly that McCain was a loser and then he prefers people who aren't captured. But trump said yesterday that his animosity toward McCain is longstanding and philosophical and shouldn't be viewed as evidence that he does not respect veterans or troops. Trump also tried to distinguish his relationship with the top military brass says not so great. In. His bond with troops on the ground which he claimed is better. He said soldiers love him. But the top people in the Pentagon don't like him because he's against forever wars and the Brass WanNa keep defense contractors happy and profitable. So he put, they can keep making bombs and planes. And that's the big idea. Here are three other headlines that should be on your radar. Number one India and China accused each other today a firing warning shots during a confrontation at their disputed border frontier in a market escalation of tensions between the two nuclear-armed neighbours. Standing Protocols observed by both countries forbid the use of firearms such protocols did not prevent the two countries from engaging in their deadliest violence and nearly fifty years in June when soldiers armed with clubs studded with nails and metal rods clashed in a remote area of the western. Himalayas twenty Indian soldiers were killed. The number of Chinese casualties remains unknown both countries responded by moving thousands of troops as well as tanks, heavy artillery, and fighter jets to. Areas close to the disputed, an unmarked border, which is known as the line of actual control despite numerous rounds of talks, tensions remain high apart from fighting a war in nineteen sixty to India, and China, have largely resolved flare ups along their twenty two hundred mile border through dialogue in one, thousand, nine, hundred, seventy, five, four Indian soldiers were killed in the eastern Himalayas Dad was the last time both countries acknowledge the use of firearms at the frontier. Number two. More than a thousand supporters of president trump including some aligned with white nationalist extremist. Gathered in northwest Oregon on Monday night in a show of force against left-wing protesters, creating more tension in a region that has been rocked by weeks of protests, hundreds of cars, trucks, tractors, motorcycles, and RV's hoisted trump flags for a cruise rally through the suburbs. Of Portland, some members of the group then drove that fifty miles to Salem, where they gathered in front of the state capital armed with rifles, pistols, knives, and clubs. The far-right demonstrators at one point charged into a smaller group of Liberal counter-protestors knocking at. least one activist to the ground. The event's organizers said, the show of force was designed to convey to the country that Oregonians back president trump following weeks of violent clashes between protesters and police, as well as between protesters in pro-trump counter protesters in downtown Portland, the were also families with young children and adherence of the Cunanan conspiracy theory in front of the state capital, some identify themselves as members of the proud boys a self identified Western chauvinist group that the F. B. I. says has close ties to white nationalism. The Portland rally caps a holiday weekend that saw fresh protests and political demonstrations erupt from coast to coast some of which became violent on Friday and Saturday nights by the end of the weekend. The number of protests in many cities had dwindled with only scattered clashes between demonstrators and officers. Number three. After one of California's hottest weekends ever observed a severe fire threat encompasses most of the state and extends over large portions of the western United States, in a shocking example of weather whiplash parts of the Rocky Mountain states are bracing for a sixty degree temperature drop and accumulating snow within forty eight hours of triple digit heat. The creek fire in the Sierra National Forest California about two hundred, ninety miles north of Los Angeles grew, from I, being detected on Friday night to consuming over eighty thousand acres as of last night. The unusually strong winds and California threatened to knock down power lines and thus ignite war wildfires that's prompted the state's largest utility PG to play power cutoffs for more than five hundred, thousand people despite the record heat. The shut offs started overnight for some customers and this explosive blaze The creek fire was generated by what meteorologists call towering. pyro Cumulus Nimbus clouds these triggered lightning that spawned fire tornadoes at least ten people were injured from fire with more than two hundred rescued by the California air. National Guard after evacuation routes were cut off and you're Fresno about fifty hikers spent a second night, a wilderness resort sheltering in place because all their escape routes have been cut off by the creek fire and rescuers don't think they can safely reach them. An older man in that area also died due to a medical episode after ems were unable to respond do the conditions. Further. South a separate wildfire that's raging in San Bernardino County. was forked not by a freak storm or a fire tornado. But by gender reveal party, you can't make this stuff up the Eldorado fire in San Bernardino has now scorched ten thousand acres and only seven percent contained investigators have determined that the fire was caused by a smoke generating pyrotechnic device used it a party on Saturday morning in Eldorado ranch sadly, this is not the first time. One of these gender revealed gimmicks started a massive blaze and twenty seventeen. An off-duty border patrol agent shot a rifle at a target packed with an explosive as part of a gender reveal. The idea being blue is a boy and pink a girl that excited a fire in Arizona that consumed forty, seven, thousand acres. Tragically, the weekend blazes in California have pushed the area burned so far this year in the Golden. State to more than two million acres. That is the most acreage burned on record in a single wildfire season since modern record keeper began and what's terrifying. Is. That this is even before the most dangerous part of the fire season usually begins September is typically month you expect the worst fires in California. And that's the daily to to for Tuesday. September. Thank you. Alison fulfilling and last week while I was on vacation while I was off I, took the time to read every comment that all of you submitted as part of a recent listener survey. As always we really do appreciate the feedback and keep doing all we can to make this is useful and helpful for you as possible. Thank you for listening stay safe James Hillman. I'll talk to you to Molko.

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Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney 6-16-19

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Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney 6-16-19

"The morning, New York. This is the catch roundtable. This is John cats petits. It's Father's Day. We this morning is the hardest working congresswoman I know talented Maloney. How are you congresswoman Maloney, happy? Father's day. John wonderful children. And I'm fine. Thank you. And thank you for letting me share with you the success that we're having for the first responders in congress. Well, I heard you did different. Tastic jobbing congress one hundred tell up is what happened this week? We, we passed out we had a hearing an I had the opportunity to testify as, as the chief sponsor of the victim's compensation fund for our first responders, and their families, and it just would give support to them and show that we will never forget them. We're still coming to terms with the magnitude of the health crisis caused by. Nine eleven and with more people dying and getting sick. The nine eleven victims compensation fund is running out of my money and they've had to slash payments to the sick and injured nine eleven responders by fifty seven percent. And our legislation would reverse these cuts and make the program effectively permanent. We had the hearing on this week, and then the next day on Thursday, we had a meeting in the judiciary committee, which is chaired by Jerry Nadler, and they reported out the Bill. It's ready to go to the floor. We met with the speaker. She is supporting it. We have over three hundred and nineteen co-sponsors and eighty six of them are Republican is a huge number of supporting it. And it will extend the September eleventh, eleventh compensation fund authorization to twenty ninety from twenty twenty matching the, the, the World Trade Center health program that. Passed and made perms permanent their healthcare in twenty fifteen and, and authorized the victim's compensation fund to fully pay eligible claims that have been reduced and be there for others that may become sick because of nine eleven John, we all we lost almost three thousand people on nine eleven but since then thousands more have been come sick. Particularly since cancers are now emerging. So the number of people are growing over a third of the people are now suffering from cancer. And this is just a huge win for our country. It's the patriotic right thing to do. And I'm just thrilled to play a role in helping to make it happen. I am so glad you got the Democrats and Republicans finally working together, and it's a worthwhile cause and, but it's good to see both of you working together. And in the Senate, we have thirty eight senators and eight of them a Republican. So it's truly a bipartisan. An effort, Senator Schumer and Senator gillibrand, we'll be working very hard and Mitch McConnell of his statement, was that he had dealt with this issue with compassion, and the past and would treat it capacity now. And I think that's good news. Because the compassionate thing to do is to pass the Bill and get the support to the victims and first responders and give them the support they suggestively deserve. They were there for us. We need to be there for them center. Mitch mcconnell. I had breakfast dinner last Monday morning and the told me committed that he will help and he did help us with sandy, they gave us the votes in the Senate that we needed for only off his to be helped, and I'm glad I'm glad he's doing it congresswoman. That's great. And he said, he would support the victim's compensation fund your breakfast. Well, that's what he insinuated, and there was a writing. Wow. That's best terrific. What, what else? Else. Do you want to know what else is going on in Washington, that you think is important? I passed another Bill out on on that law enforcement wants and that is beneficial ownership. Right now, you cannot figure out who owns an LLC and, and they have wanted to figure out who owns them, and it would give law enforcement access to LLC's to see if it's terrorism financing or any criminal activity. This is important for our protection. And as you know, we had a terrible accident of this week on Tuesday with the, with the helicopter crashing into one of the buildings and, and the firemen responded in five seconds we have the best first responders in the whole country. Our police and fire are incredible, only the pilot unfortunately died, but it shows why are they having these helicopters flying over the city in the whole world of with eight million people? So I have written the, the FAA. That, that really is the agency that oversees flight in our country, asking them to limit helicopters, actually ban them from flying over the city of New York. I we've had two of the accidents that pilot was not qualified to fly. Yeah. Top top-tier in what the pilots, I f are conditions, which is instrument rated conditions and he should not have gone to cross the city knowing it is foggy and he, he couldn't see where he was going in. I think he panicked. So it's a little bit different than it appraisal street. He could've killed a lot of people. So it's a it's a huge, it's a huge challenge in what you point out that he wasn't qualified to, to fly in hazardous conditions. There's not proper oversight who allowed him to leave if he was not qualified and to fly on that day. So I'm call. Calling for hearings and the in the congress on this. I see it as a safety concern and our responsibilities to protect the people of New York. And I don't understand how he was allowed to fly if he wasn't qualified, and they certainly don't have a strict enough requirements and oversight of what is happening and a people call my office. They're afraid that helicopters are going to go crashing into their homes when the winds pushing them towards them and. There's certain times for essential reasons, for, for emergency reasons for homeland security reasons but first sightseeing or for things that are necessary. Then helicopters should not be flying in my opinion of the city of the US, the FAA has to be a little more careful of who's flying over the city, especially tell us what else what the heck they don't have any procedures on it. Yeah. You know you cannot trick every pilot's license when he's on the runway. I was a pilot I when I stopped flying, I had four thousand hours and there's no procedure to check people's licenses. So it would be very hard to do, but department should should have known himself, and it was very bad judgment on the pilots. And let's talk politics in twenty twenty. How do you see this? Well, we're gonna have the debates coming up. I understand all the candidates have been coming in and out of New York, and having meetings, and the debates, I believe, are the June twenty six and June twenty seven but this'll be the first time that Americans will have a chance to see the democratic side, and, and their policies put forward in this debate, and I think they've got to have some process to we have too many people running right now. So they have to figure out how they're gonna break it down to the top ten at least or top five, we're moving forward reading. So I think this ten that have two days ten one day ten today. Huge number of people. But it's democracy. A lot of people wanna run absolutely anything else going on in New York that you would like people know about. Well, there's always so much going on in New York. It's the greatest city in the world of I've been up in Washington. Just got back late last night. We're moving forward with appropriation bills and at passed a gun safety bills that I'd like to see get through the Senate and, and the violence against women act and the equal pay freak will work and net neutrality HR want, which is a massive Bill for reform election day reform and many, many other things. So there's a lot on our plate and welcoming. They passed new regulations on rent. I know doesn't come into federal jurisdiction, but I've had an opinion on that he rents have been going up astronomically. It is one of the top concerns that people have they have. A spread regulations that have been in place for a long time in the city, they rent control in the emergency tenant Protection Act, that oversaw increases that there are many other types of housing that are not covered, and people are really terrified of being forced out of the city because they cannot afford the rent. So this was a measure to give some protection to our residents and I support that it's not a federal issue. It was a state issue, and, and I'd say it's one of the concerns and many neighborhoods that have no protection. What else would you like to talk about in New York, we just had the, the Tonys then we have some great shows that one. I hope I get the chance to see them. We have so much to enjoy and the waterfront in, in queens. They they have kayaking on the waterfront. I was doing that last week. And so much fun and Long Island city they, they have a beach there. And, and all kinds of water sports taking place which is a great thing to do on the on the weekend on. There's so many activities, and wonderful things to do in the city, and we need to get out enjoy them today is Father's Day. And I hope everybody is thinking about their father's thanking them together, as a family, celebrating their families, and the incredible role that fathers play, not only in families, but in communities and every way in our society. So today is a day to really appreciate the, the fathers of our country. The fathers of our children and to celebrate our own fathers, congresswoman Maloney. Thank you so much for coming on the show this Sunday morning. It's a beautiful day in New York, and why hope you enjoy. Thank you, and happy, Father's Day. Thank you. This is the catch roundtable. We'll be right back.

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