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A highlight from Growing Unease: Current Administrations Approach to Security and Travel with David Bellavia
"What do you think they're doing with cash, right? What deal do you make where someone says, I'll bring a box of money to you? Yeah. What do you, it's, this is a state sponsor of terrorism. Ladies and gentlemen, distinguished guests and my fellow citizens. America's comeback now. starts right Welcome back Financial Guys podcast. Mike Speraza in studio live today with a guest in the studio. I haven't had this in a long time. Staff Sergeant medal of honor recipient David Bellavia joining me for about a half hour today. David, thank you for joining us. Thank you for having me. I appreciate it. Absolutely. So I'm going to stick based on your background. I'm going to stick with a lot of military stuff today and I want to start, we'll go all the way back to the beginning of the Joe Biden presidency. The Afghanistan withdrawal, in my opinion, did not go very smoothly. I'm sure many people listening agree. What were your overall thoughts of that withdrawal and how it actually ended up happening? I know we lost, you know, sadly lost 13 soldiers in that, in that withdrawal. People say we went off the wrong air base. People say that we shouldn't have gone out in the middle of the summer. There was a lot of different things there. What were your overall thoughts on that? I think it's like the worst day in American history since Market Garden. Just absolutely. And the reason why it was so difficult was it was totally unnecessary. So let's rewind to the Obama trade, Bull Bergdahl and the three first round draft picks. They get Marshall, they get MacArthur and they get Patton that end up the resurgence of the Taliban. These men not just go back to the enemy, they go back to the battlefield. They're in power when the government falls. You have misinformation coming from the White House that the president of Afghanistan is leaving with billions of dollars on his plane, which wasn't true. And then you leave the equipment, the cash. There's no recovery. We're getting reports of sales of American equipment left in Afghanistan in Southeast Asia. We're moving material across the globe. Our children will fight and pay and have to atone for these miscalculations. Let's talk about that. You being in the military and you knowing that area too, why did they just find it the easiest way out to just say, you know, just leave that billion dollar billions of dollars of equipment there and not think, again, if it was me and I'm speaking that someone that's never been in the military, but if it's me and I'm the president, I'm thinking, OK, I don't want to leave all our weaponry there. I don't want to lose any of my men. Number two. And number three, I want to make sure that everybody knows when and how we're getting out of there. And it just felt like poof. One day they said we're getting out of here. Well, it's because the military didn't make any of those decisions. I mean, look, Millie, it can criticize him. You can criticize Secretary of Defense worthy of criticism. However, none of these individuals are making decisions. This is about NGOs on the ground. This is about the State Department. So you've got Bagram Air Base, the equivalent of JFK. You've got Karzai International Airport, the equivalent of Teterboro. Right. Why would you ever do an exfil out of Karzai International Airport? It makes absolutely no sense. It's tactically unsound. But and then you've got all the ISIS -K. We retaliate from the murder of 13 of our bravest and we drop a bomb on a guy delivering water. He's on our payroll and we kill children on that. Then we take out Borat on a tuk tuk driving around like that wasn't even really what was happening. It's just a den of lies. And Tony Blinken and Jake Sullivan, all the heroes that brought us, you know, the Bergdahl deal, the Iran nuke deal. This is these. They the State Department is running all foreign policy, including what the DOD used to run. Well, that's I was going to say. I mean, I know Biden's the president, but do you blame him at all or is it everybody underneath him that, you know, maybe was giving him bad information? And again, some of these decisions, David, is Biden even involved in some of these decisions? Like, I don't even know anymore. Is he around? Is he paying attention to anything going on? Well, I mean, just from the press conferences, it was apparent he didn't know what was going on. And the great irony is that they actually were predicting that Ukraine was going to be invaded and, you know, no one believed them. So it's like you can't influence your friends. The allies don't trust you. The enemy doesn't respect you. You know, I mean, you've got Ben Rhodes is really proud of this State Department. Susan Rice loves what they're doing. But, you know, again, Americans died. And, you know, and what is the perfect culmination of the adventure in Afghanistan? Looking at your watch at Dover Air Base when bodies are coming home. I mean, nothing could you couldn't ask for a just it's it's a debacle. Yeah. And it's sad that that's that's the leader of our country there. Let's move in. You brought up the Ukraine there. So the Russia Ukraine conflict will get to Zelensky in a minute. He is as we speak in New York City right now. But so Trump's in office. We don't see many of these conflicts or any conflicts actually started under his watch. And then we have the Biden administration come in. And a year later, we have Russia invading Ukraine. Why did this happen and why? Why the timing of February of 2022? So let's go back to when we were fighting ISIS. Trump engaged and destroyed estimated some say 300 members of Wagner forces. But those were Russian nationals. We engaged. We destroyed them. What was the response from Putin? Nothing at all. So what do people in that section of the world, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, what do they respect? They respect power. They respect authority. You're not going to get any respect if you don't engage the enemy when they present themselves. I don't understand the calculus of again, I'm trying hard to figure it out. I don't get it. I don't. You know, Romania and Hungary and Poland, you're letting them unilaterally decide whether or not they want to send reinforcements into Ukraine. That's an act of war. If NATO members engage the enemy, all of NATO is engaged against the enemy. Poland doesn't unilaterally make that decision. Hungary and Romania don't unilaterally make that decision. We can't even articulate what the mission is. And if you look, go to the Institute for the Study of War, there's a plug for them. Check out their overlay from when the battle started, when the war started with Russia. And tell me what success this offensive in Ukraine has produced. I mean, let me ask this question, because I get confused. The answer is nothing. I asked this on Twitter, X, whatever it's called, all the time. What is the end game and how do we get there? Because all I see the answer is, hey, just blank checks. Hey, just write a check. Hey, here's a billion. Hey, here's 20 billion. Hey, here's another 10 billion. I don't actually see a look. I mean, like anything, right? If I write a business plan of what I want to do in 2024, my goal is X. I write down my steps to get X. I don't just write down X and say it's going to happen. I don't really know. And then the answer always is, well, we have to fight. We have to back Ukraine. Okay. But when does that end? Because the Afghanistan war and the war in Iraq lasted 20 years plus, right? And was there a real end to it? I don't know. That's where it gets frustrating for me, Dave, where I'm like, how do we know what the end game is? Do you win or lose? When does that happen? I don't know. I don't know. At least you're thinking about it. And I have fear that our leaders aren't, and that's the problem. So here's what this comes out. You're going to get a negotiated settlement out of Ukraine, right? But you talked about the billions of dollars that we're spending and giving to Ukraine as a blank check. First of all, Zelensky visited Ukrainian soldiers in the United States. Did you know that there were wounded Ukrainian soldiers in the United States? I did not know that. Well, today he visited them. So what's happening there? So that's a cost that no one is putting on the ledger. So now let's look at the blank check that Ukraine is getting. And by the way, I'm pro Ukraine. I want to fight communists all day and night. So let's punch Putin hard in the face. However, you're giving them a blank check and you're giving them munitions. Now here's the problem. We have to replace those munitions. Those munitions were purchased for 20 year global war and terror. And let's be honest, inflation is involved. So what you purchased for $10 is now $17. So you're not just giving them the money. You're giving them the equipment and the munitions that you have to replace yourself at the value of what is valued today. We haven't scratched the surface for the amount of money. CBO absent at the wheel. No one is tracking this. 2024 can't get here fast enough. How does this work, though, when you talk about some of these NATO nations coming together and making decisions, but us not just giving weaponry, giving everything money, whatever we're giving there? Is that not an act of war, too, though, David, at some point? We're continuing to fund Ukraine continuing the war in Ukraine. I mean, that to me seems like we're backing a war. Well, I mean, by the letter of the law and NATO charter, it's not. But here's the problem. It's schizophrenic because we were told that what was an offensive weapon was going to mitigate, you know, that wasn't going to help peace at all. So we went from, I don't know if they should get tracked vehicles to I'm not sure an artillery piece is what they need to high Mars rockets being launched. And let's be honest. I mean, the Ukrainians are I mean, the payload that they're going through, what you would have to have cataclysmic casualty numbers to be able to to the spandex that they're doing on the ground that they need to replace Patriot. If you're going through thirty five Patriot to, you know, missiles, I would expect to at least the C 20 makes that are shot down. They're using them for air artillery. They're using there for indirect fire. I don't know what they're doing, but this is going to end with Don Boss going to Russia. This is going to end with that land chain that Putin wanted through Crimea. And again, our friends in NATO, what are they even doing for Ukraine? What? Look, if you they said that Trump wanted to kill NATO, Biden did it. Right. Biden did it. And now Germany. And so Putin was selling oil at thirty dollars a barrel. What's it at ninety six? Yeah. He's making more money than he did before. And he's financing a war and killing innocent people. You mentioned before, too, and I think this is a good point. Everybody on the left and I'll say the media, the establishment, whoever you want to say, says that if you don't agree with the war in Ukraine, you're like pro Putin. Right. And that's just the most outrageous thing in the world, because I agree with you. I feel for the people of Ukraine. I don't want this for them. I don't want this for innocent people. However, at some point, the world's every every one of the world's problems can't be America's problem when we have a border crisis. And then I think they said yesterday ten thousand people came across. They got, I think, eight thousand of the ten thousand. But you see the numbers day over day. It's a problem. We have crime that's rampant. We have overdoses that are at record numbers. We have we have suicides at record numbers. At some point, we have to maybe just think about ourselves and not everybody else, because if we fall, sadly, I think the world falls at that point. Amen. The thing that I would add is I love the way the Ukraine refugee has been crowbarred into the migrant crisis in the United States. New York leaders from the city to all over Kathy Hochul, the governor of the state of New York, mentioning that, you know, like the Ukrainians in Poland, the the Polish have no intention to keep Ukrainians forever. That's a temporary you know, they're leaving a conflict to return to their country after the conflict is over. Again, this is just we're we're putting a round peg into a square hole and just hammering it away. But but there's no the media. There's you're our destroying military. I go to parents all the time around this country and ask them to give us their sons and daughters to join the military. And the one thing they bring up is Afghanistan. It's not about anything. It's Afghanistan. How are you going to assure us that you're going to maintain your commitment to our son and daughter when you betrayed us in Afghanistan that has lasting effects? And there's not a I'm trying to find a segment of our of our of our nation that's functioning. I don't know what it is. I saw in Chicago, they're going to have municipally owned grocery stores. Maybe that will figure it out there. Yeah, yeah, it's good. Real quick, do you think and we'll finish up on this topic, but do you think that they will we will ever have boots in the ground on Ukraine? I mean, I hope not, because I just don't know what the I mean, look at I'm I'm we're getting ready for China. We're trying to revolutionize everything. I don't know what the what the plan is. I mean, again, if you want to put a base in Ukraine, and you want to make that a sustainment operation going forward, that I here's the point. I don't understand what the inactive ready reserve call up was for. Why are you bringing those troops in the non combat support? Why are they going to Ukraine? What are you building infrastructure there? Here's what I do know. We're talking a minimum of $11 trillion to build Ukraine back. That is cataclysmic amounts of money. There isn't water, electricity, internet, you know, you want to help Ukraine. You're going to Russia is not paying for that if you negotiate a settlement. So I don't know what the plan is. But I hope we never see boots on the ground. I could guess what the plan is. I won't I won't say for sure. But I could guess that we'll be paying a chunk of that. And I do have one last one. So I did interview Colonel Douglas McGregor a few months back. And he talked about he's a real optimist. But he is really very, very bullish on Ukraine. Yes, very, very optimistic. I'm dropping some all over the place. But he brought up some staggering numbers, though. And even if they're half true, it's a problem. The amount of casualties and wounded soldiers on the Ukrainian side that we're not hearing about the media. I don't know if you agree with some of those numbers or not. But he's saying, I mean, it's people are acting as if this is an even war right now. And it's not even close. First of all, McGregor's a stud. I mean, he's an absolute, you know, that we're glad he's on our side. He's a military mind. I don't know if those numbers are accurate. I could tell you they're juxtaposed to almost everything we're hearing from every institution that we have, including a lot of our intel from Germany and England. But again, I don't know what to believe. So when you don't have when you don't have transparency, when you're not holding regular press conferences, when your Pentagon spokesman is now working in the White House and now you're getting a triple spin. I mean, the U .S. Open double backspin. You've gotten so many spins on the narrative. I don't know what to believe. But if he is even close to what is a segment of truth, you know, then look, Ukraine needs an investigation. There's a lot of investigations. We've got to start on Afghanistan. We were promised that by Speaker McCarthy. We need a hot wash on Afghanistan. And then we need to go to what who is oversighting the money that's going to Ukraine. And what have we got for our return on investment? Yeah, I'm not asking for much. Really, all I'm asking for in this conflict is can we just talk about what the end game is? And to your point, can we get an accounting of where the money's going and what's being spent in a real accounting of it? The Iran deal that just happened last week. First off, the fact that that was negotiated and completed on 11th September to me is just the ultimate slap in the face. But you again, you know more about this than I do. We do a five for five trade. OK, I'm going to use sports analogies. We trade five for five. And then we also approved of six billion dollars that apparently wasn't ours, but it was in a fund that now they can release to Iran. How are we winning on that one? Well, first of all, I was hoping that at least it was a digital transfer. The fact that it went as euros in cash through Qatar. And OK, so what happens the 24 hours after that deal is made? We're now getting issues in the West Bank. We're now hearing about issues in Yemen. We've now got Hezbollah that's reinforced. I mean, look, what do you think they're doing with cash? Right. What deal do you make where someone says, I'll bring a box of money to you? What do you it's this is a state sponsor of terrorism. They haven't changed. By the way, their president is now in New York City addressing the United Nations. This guy's killed 6500 of his own people. He admits to it. He killed the students that revolted and wanted democracy when we did nothing. He killed 5000 of his citizens in 1988. He's killed over 300 Americans. There's no accountability whatsoever. I don't understand what it is about Jake Sullivan and Tony Blinken that believe that Iran is a partner. All you've done 10 years ago, they were refining 10 percent of their oil. And now they're a force. Now they're working with Maduro in Venezuela, and they're a huge part of their members of of the international community. They're in good standing there. I don't get it. Does anyone believe that the Iran nuke deal? Look, we got hit with cruise missiles under Trump in Iraq. How did they have those cruise missiles? Those cruise missiles were illegal under the Obama nuke deal. So how are you refurbishing missiles in two years? Do we believe that their centrifuges have stopped? That they won't have a program if they don't have one already? No, I mean, I guess my question, David, is how I mean, I know that you pay a lot of attention to this stuff, but how do people like in the media not ask these questions? Right. I mean, these are legitimate. I mean, we just traded to I put this on my notes here. This is on the heels of trading a WNBA basketball player for the Merchant of Death like six months ago. Right. I mean, and again, I'm glad Americans are coming back to America. I don't want to sound pessimistic on that. That's great news. But we also I mean, this this stuff just seems like I don't care what side of the aisle you're on. It warrants questions, but nobody seems to care. I'm in the world that if you take hostages, we take hostages. You want to exchange people? We'll exchange people. You know, we definitely have the partners in the area to do that. For whatever reason, this administration, they're they're they're contrarians. They're contrarians to you know, they claim Bush and Cheney are their best friends, yet they just go 180 degrees from that doctrine. I don't know what the Biden doctrine is. I don't know what Bidenonomics is either, but I could tell you that they believe that Iran is a partner. Now, here's another thing. Our envoy to Iran not only is no longer the envoy, he doesn't have a security clearance. Does anyone curious at The New York Times as to what happened to the lead negotiator in Iran that is escorted off a bus, taken into American custody, given a job at Yale or Princeton or wherever he's working now? I've never heard of a person going from top secret classified negotiations to no clearance whatsoever and in the custody of American intelligence community. No one cares. No one cares at all. It's fascinating. And again, for me, I mean, these are big decisions that we're making. And correct me if I'm wrong, but it used to be, you know, maybe we did a two for five deal and then we made the six billion. Now we're like, we're giving stuff away and we're on the losing end. Correct me if I'm wrong, but America was never, you know, America losing. It was always America winning, right? America getting the best of deals. At least McDonald's has a five for five. We didn't even get that. You know what this does though? Honest to God, if you're thinking about traveling overseas, things go sideways, cartel, South America, Mexico, wherever you're going, you have a price in your head now. No one in their right mind is going to bring you back whether it's Haiti or wherever you are, you're worth $1 .25 billion. And thugs and scumbags are going to take advantage of that. I mean, that's a great point too. Do you think about leaving the country? I don't know anymore. That's a little bit concerning. I don't care where you're going, right? That's concerning. This one I just had to bring up because it happened two days ago or yesterday. How do we lose a plane? And I heard that's like a third one in the last six weeks that something like this has happened. How are we losing $80 million planes? Well, they're not $80 million anymore because they've got a new engine and all this other stuff. Look, the F -35 program is a complete disaster. You want to talk about why our allies think we're crazy. We sold them a plane. This program has been around since the early 90s and we've got nothing on return for it. So basically two planes are flying in a buddy team. They're doing training and a guy punches out. We don't even know why he punched out, but that plane could have easily hit a building. It didn't, thank God. But the wingman didn't follow where his buddy went. So what is he doing? He just kind of went on and did his own thing. And now the Marine Corps put a Facebook post like a dog is missing. We're expecting the Ukrainian farmers to carry the F -35 out with their tractors. I don't know what the point of it's wild. Look, stop embarrassing us. Just stop humiliating us. That's all I'm asking. Just be the army and the Marine Corps that we know our men and women are capable of being. Get out of their way. This gender garbage, this social experiment nonsense, stop humiliating our military. That's all I ask. Why can we not get the... I mean, I know why we can't get the answer, but I'm asking this to you. But why can't we, at a press conference at the White House, why can't we say, I want to talk to the guy that was in the other plane, or you can tell us the transcript of what happened when that happened. Talk to the guy who jumped out of the plane. Why did you do that? And again, I'm not trying to put our military on the spot, but these are kind of big questions to ask, right? I mean, if I do something in my business, I have to go face the music on that. Why doesn't everybody have to face music for their decisions or why things are happening? I think it's kind of important. Well, you don't want to talk to generals because they're going to tell you the truth and they won't be generals anymore. True. And you don't want to talk to enlisted people. Because look, I mean, let's be honest. How many people are... Is this a merit -based military anymore? Do we have a meritocracy? Are we promoting people based on pronouns? Go figure. When we're putting politics above military strength, accidents happen. We don't know the facts, but the fact that nobody cares about getting to the bottom of it, the day of the Pentagon paper reporters are gone. Yep. Yep. Let's just talk about the 2024 race quick, and then we will wrap up for today. So your thoughts on the Republican primary so far, I'll stay away from the Democratic side till the very end, but your thoughts on, you know, there's obviously Trump who is now in a, has a huge lead. Ron DeSantis seems to be crumbling underneath himself. Vivek Ramaswamy has jumped up in the polls. Nikki Haley's there. Tim Scott's there. A few others that probably aren't going to get a lot of votes. Chris Christie's the anti -Trump candidate. Mike Pence is, I don't know what Mike Pence is. I'm not really sure. Your thoughts about the whole field so far? I mean, look, it's impressive. They've got a deep bench. There's a lot of diversity. I, you know, none of it matters. Trump is the guy. The more you indict him, the more you empower him. You know, I'd like him to work on his communications a little bit better. You know, but if Trump is Trump, Trump is a Frankenstein monster of Barack Obama. As long as you have that faction, you're going to get, you know, Trump is going to be empowered. I just don't want to see Governor Noem anywhere near the White House. And I, if he's going to pick a running mate, you know, it's hard to find an ally here, you know. But it would be nice to find a governor. I don't want to take anyone from the Senate. I don't want to take anyone from the House with the margins that tight. But I mean, the idea that Governor Noem is being floated right now. I mean, I'd rather take North Dakota. Yeah. A little sled there. You know, it's funny you mentioned that because I saw a lot of that this weekend. I mean, can we just, for lack of a better term, keep it in our pants for about a year and then do what you got to do? It really is. I mean, every time you turn, somebody's doing something idiotic, whether it's Boebert. And again, I say this, David, a lot of people know who you are. A lot more know who you are than they'll ever know who I am. But when you go out in public into a movie theater like that, and I'm going to Boebert, not Noem for a second, you're, you're extremely well known. I don't care if it's dark or if it's as light as it is in the studio right now. What are you thinking? I, you know, she's, she's, she's an embarrassment. She is. She's bad, too. Who would have thought that Marjorie Taylor Greene would have been the, the oasis of the Maryland? I mean, seriously, I, again, you're, you're in Congress every day. You're out in public, you're on the job. You know, at least she wasn't wearing a hoodie, you know, that's all in shorts. She was at least dressed for the occasion, but I, it was, it's wildly embarrassing. Vaping, singing, whatever you're doing. Getting groped. Yes. Who is your VP candidate then? Because I think, you know, you have names thrown around. There's, there's, the vague has been thrown around in there. You know, Byron Donald's has been thrown around in there. Carrie Lake has. I don't know. I love Carrie Lake. I just don't know that Trump needs to go with somebody so divisive there. I think he's got to go with somebody that's, that's firm in their beliefs, but also not maybe going to turn off half the country. Well, you know, it's, it's impossible. One of the, one of the problems with making Trump, you know, the, the enemy of the state that the left has done is that you've really made it difficult for him to even put a cabinet together. You know, I mean, what are you going to do with it? You've got a lot of loyalists out there. You know, the vague is, is I think maybe the most intelligent dynamic candidate we've ever seen run for president, but experience does matter. But you know, I love the way he thinks. I love the movement. I don't know if he would even take the job to be honest with it. I don't think he needs it. But you look at a Tim Scott, I think Tim Scott is, you know, there's a whole lot to his message and I think he's, he's got the experience in the Senate, but honestly, you could literally take the Clint Eastwood chair and, and throw it in there as vice president. I'm going with that because this, this from top to bottom, we have to have seismic change in 24. Do you think he would ever choose Kristi Noem at this point with all that now? Yeah, no one knew Mike Pence was a, was a 24 hour story and then he was the vice president candidate. So who knows? I mean, a lot can happen between now and then, but I just, I don't need, you know, let's just pick people on their merit. Let's pick people that are ready to be the president. Imagine this, imagine picking a vice president that can lead the country. If something happens to a 75 year old president, you know, like Kamala Harris. Yeah. Someone like that.
A highlight from Ribbon-Cutting Republicans with Sen. Clint Dixon and Nigel Farage
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Movie Trailer for the Film 'Vegan Hamburger Hill'
"Jim found this movie Vegan hamburger hill So weird like it's like a you know they're trying to get like a whole hoo Ross breed a court thing going for their vegetarians but looks like a good movie Let's listen to the trailer Coming this spring from watopia studios The war epic of the 21st century The vast majority of food that is contributed to our emission crisis lies in meat and dairy products Eric Adams in vegan hamburger hill War on meat What's the plan lieutenant See those cows over there Take them out for Then make your way over to chicken coop music grenade to take that out We'll follow that up with an artillery barrage on the tilapia pond But sir the tilapia Really It's okay Fish don't have feelings Vegan hamburger hill War on meat starring Eric Adams Klaus Schwab and Rosie O'Donnell as big Harry Clint I have never met George Soros but he seems like a lovely man One day I'd like to share a souvlaki with him Ready to GF four gluten free Man that movie looks amazing
The World's Longest Pregnant Pause With Steve Cortes
"66. In your 24, peak physical condition could run circle the route meet right now. How did doctor describe what happened to you? That's something I want to stay away from. I want to stay away from that. Right. Steve, how should we think about this? Well, first of all, it's kind of hard to watch that Clint Charlie, isn't it? I mean, the first time I saw it, it looked so awkward that I figured it was doctored. So I made sure and by the way, I encourage everybody the audience to do the same. If something seems almost unbelievable, you know, check it out. There's so many fakes online, but the first time I saw it I said, oh, that's got to be doctor and let me look at the original I did from GMA from good morning to America. No, that is, in fact, authentic. Look, I don't know what's going on in his head. And let me be clear. I'm not in any sense blaming damar Hamlin, who underwent a personal tragedy, a medical tragedy that he seems to be rallying from with Gusto God bless him, okay? We don't know what kind of pressures are upon him. But we as a country and certainly NFL fans have a very significant interest, a material interest, right? Not just voyeurism, not just sort of morbid curiosity. A real interest in knowing what happened to him because a 25 year old supremely fit athlete engaged in a pretty routine tackle by NFL standards that's correct. Goes into massive cardiac arrest before, as you pointed out, correctly, Charlie, before a giant national TV audience, okay? And we're not supposed to ask the questions about what caused this. And Michael Strahan asked the question, didn't get a satisfactory answer. By the way, again, I don't want to put this onto more handling. The NFL owes us answers.
Manafort Owns up to Passing 'Campaign Data' to Suspected Russian Agent
"Here's Dan ladden hall Daily yeast Manafort owns up to passing campaign data to a suspected Russian agent Notice how Adam Schiff and Clint watts never mention a name Now the yeast mentions the name here Donald Trump's 2016 campaign chairman Paul Manafort on Monday publicly admitted he gave polling data to Constantine kilimnik a suspected Russian intelligence asset What Wow That sounds really bad Now that did happen Paul Manafort did admit to that But who's Constantine kilimnik He gave him polling data Well I like the same polling of data that already appeared in The Washington Post and stuff So I'm not apologizing for Paul Manafort I'm just telling you the truth Who's Constantine kilimnik Because it seems like someone else gave Constantine kilimnik a whole lot more access Wouldn't you know it It's the freaking Obama administration Again what What's that stuff on your face Oh I was cleaning the chimney We don't have a chimney
Nothing to See: He Is Risen
"Pray the word with David Platt is a resource from radical .NET. Matthew chapter 28 6, he is not here for he has risen as he said, come see the place where he lay is that not one of the most incredible verses in all the Bible. This angel speaking to the women here at the tomb who've come in mourning for his death and angels says he's not here. He is risen just like he told you, come look, there's nobody here. I remember the only time I've been to the Holy Land, was on a mission trip. We were doing a variety of work and some different places in Israel and Palestine and along the way we went to a few of the sites and I remember going to one of the sites that they think is where Jesus tomb was and the tour guide who is there. He just smiled. He was like, I don't know why. You came all the way over here. There's nothing to see here, and it was just a good reminder that that is the beauty of the gospel message. There's nothing to see. There's no body there. He's gone. And that was the point in Matthew chapter 28. He's not here. He's risen. He's gone. You can see where he was, but he's not there anymore because death did not hold on to him because he's a live and it's hard to imagine what went through the minds of these women, Mary hears this and looks and there's nobody there anymore and she realizes what he said was true. He's risen from the dead and this is the greatest news in all the world. Death has been defeated. Jesus has conquered the grave. So I think about memorial service for Clint Clinton that I went to last week, death is defeated. Though he dies, he lives and I think about the same for my dad and I think about the same for every saint who's gone before me. You who's put their trust in the death conquering king that though they died they live. And the same is true for you and me. For all who trust in Jesus that when we die, we live that death no longer has mastery over Jesus and death does not have mastery over us that live is Christ and to die is gain. Jesus has taken the very worst thing that could happen to us. And he's turned it into the best thing that could happen to us. He's not here for he is risen. Jesus we praise you for your resurrection from the grave. We join our hearts right now to say in a fresh way in this moment, all glory be to your name, the risen king, the death, conquering king. We praise you that when we go visit the Holy Land, there is nothing to see because you rose from the dead, walked among your disciples, your followers, then ascended into heaven and set your spirits so that you are walking today and the lives of your people in the Holy Land and every single place where we find ourselves right now, that it's not just a place for you one swamped that you are walking now. You are working in our lives through our lives. So we say yes today. Have your way in our lives. Lead us guide us by your spirit, our ascended death conquering king lead guide direct us for your glory for the spread of this good news, God, please help us to tell somebody today that death has been defeated and the life is possible in Jesus forever and God rep that you would use our lives and our families and our churches to make this good news known among all the nations among all the peoples of the world. We pray that Somalis would know this that North Koreans would know this. We pray that Berbers of Morocco would know this, God we pray that all the unreached, almost untouched tribes of the Amazon would know this. God we pray that the good news that you have raised Jesus from the dead would spread to all the peoples of the world. And he was used our lives toward that end. That we might be able to share this good news, like the angel did in Matthew 28 6. Jesus name we pray. Amen.
Mike Rowe: Two Different Houses on the Same Street With Dan Bongino
"I've been on every show on Fox I've done every interview I think a guy can do And I hadn't done yours And when you posted a picture of you and me I guess it was on your Instagram after we finally met I heard from I heard from 6 cops who are all Friends I heard from my friend Dave hinman who is a federal Marshall who freaking loves you dude Thank you I heard from Clint hill the man who guarded Secret Service Yeah So gosh What you're doing and what I'm doing are basically two different houses on the same street but it starts with giving credit where it's due and just Tapping the country on the shoulder as you do so well and say hey America not for nothing But what about him What about her Thank you What about this That's one of the best compliments Jim's watching me on Skype yeah I'm blushing like a kid here because I so admire your work So that means more than you know We're talking
"clint" Discussed on The Big Picture
"Contradiction in that movie. But like this incredible numbness. I've always thought it's amazing that the character in zodiac at ruffalo plays based Or to both bullet end dirty. Harry were based on him and bullet. Steve mcqueen is so self doubting scared and worried that all this exposure violence making him numb and he's a tragic thing for a minute and then dirty carries just like totally totally internalized Of anger if anything. It's anger at the people who don't let rock and roll you know and that That people said it was a non-performance or a blank performance. It's an incredible performance. It's an a in dirty harry. I think as much as man with no name. It solidifies quintas a kind of anti hero. Except i don't know if the movie has the same ambivalence about him that that may be it should and by the time of the sequels it becomes the people to just cheer. I mean dirty. Harry becomes a franchise and that's i think. We're a lot of the critical impatience in scorn that he underwent kind of comes from people. Like you know what this is. Really kinda tiresome. You are a version of the sequel. Itis that's wrecking other. Parts of of hollywood. Like he was not really those those did not help him get taken seriously in the period that he was turning them out even though tight rope in an impact a really interesting really interesting movies. Yeah i think i. I have a lot of appreciation for the second and the third dirty harry films which i'll probably talk about me. Get to my list. And there's a reason for that and it speaks to. I think a lot of the conversation we already had about him and his reflection on his own persona but okay. So let's just say for the sake of conversation. There are six or seven kind of signature archetypes right. There's the the the lone gunman who comes to town. There's the cop seeking kind of justice. There's the stoic soldier. There's the the the conman the crook the kind of the near dwell. There's the cranky old man which were very familiar with these days. And there's the kind of nobleman of those types which would which clint you guys like the most chris. What about you. i'm still. I'm still a cowboy at heart. I actually like liked different versions of all of these movies but for the most part like i think that his he's he's one of the three or four best western filmmakers and one of the two or three best western actors. Adamant about you. I mean again. This will come up in our lists. But when i think about the onscreen eastwood too i like the most. It's ones and i'm not trying to be contrary. But like they kinda slip in between the seems like i love his performances neural group together in the mid nineties. I love clint where he still kind of witty and playful and physically up to it. But there's this this undercurrent of roofless and wisdom regardless of genre. I group things. Like in the line of fire with bridges of madison county and absolute power like does imperfect world like. It seems hard to reconcile those movies because they're all very different. But that's the eastwood..
"clint" Discussed on F That Noise
"Forever. What's dream mid human history man. I Steve douglas lake streaming boehner. No wait. I'm sorry keith. About five minutes ago your point point whenever you guys get. Here's a question of how old is. I didn't have my microphone. But my ear buds. In so i was listening to that whole a picked up on the word. There's the way it works is airbus. Have a mike in them. No i have the cheap ear buds. The twenty five dollar ones there's nobod- nobody loose stick. Here's a test of how old and cranky. We are who we anything who even knew who even knew that the mtv as were the other day. What does that the video musical the musicals let me tell you. Keep on all fairness when we were in our prime. I'm not sure. I knew the i was thinking about that. What about where. It dropped off where i stopped fucking carrying about this because i remember like eighty eight eighty seven like being able to stay up because it was always like the first tuesday or wednesday after school started and it was like a late night event and it was like being able to stay up and watch. That was a big deal. And then obviously. Mtv hasn't played any fucking music videos on about twenty years. But i don't know it's just the everybody's making a big deal about the red carpet and like who. The fuck still watches that thing. Well i mean now it's like it's like the the rock and roll hall of fame right. It's like it's got a different definition right but at least we're about the music than whether you agree with who's being let in at least it's about music. That was actually produced. The vm as giving videos awards to a medium. That is incoherent. Right now it just doesn't matter they don't they. Don't just count music. They're they're trying to gauge videos while they're still giving out awards for videos if i'm not mistaken but like they don't show any videos on mtv like the only place you see a music video now with youtube or facebook. Well i know weird. Al still makes them. So they're they they exist. They're just it's not like it. Used to be where you had videos almost twenty four seven on mtv and so you got to see it in regular rotation and then they had like awards that whether or not you like award shows are not kind of made sense but this show the fucking idiots walking the red carpet and like nobody gives a shit anymore. I hear you jamie you fucker. That's that's money. That's money though for them. That's you know that's and that plays into our same topic chairman of the board. Redd's i just. I just shake my head sometimes the show. I just do anybody watching anything. Good they wanna talk about. Yes all jamie wants. Tell you all about clint eastwood. Jason's king jimmy. I haven't seen it yet. I have not seen it yet. So gee i though it could be terrible jimmy. Clint eastwood's geriatric dick does because at the risk of of having to have something interesting at the risk of positive problem jamie this morning starting at the risk of autism jamie sex with i feel like clint eastwood should stop acting. I never said that you did. It's right there. i feel sitting there thinking. Maybe he should stop acting. They're clear as day on the something along. Maybe i'm paraphrasing. but it's like that. I got to go through. I'm going back well by the way that said that was steve was a you. I thought it was pretty sure steve. That's why would you said that. I'm talking about mike. I've told you when you wake up for that three. Am scotch up really funny. You say that. I had a three scotch. Today was so. Here's a driller. Steve taylor the trailer for cry macho makes me one eastwood. Stop acting alright. Jamie introduced the movie. And i misunderstood because the whole thing is steve said that so what i thought was jamie introduced the topic of him quitting acting and then got all pissed when brought out with an old. No but jamie wedding wedding to finish. Steve's message you to stop acting for the love of god he already looks dead just one part just because he looks old who cares. I don't get that about old by the way it's not about that at all. it's it's about. You brought up the example about a michael key. Right mike correct right. Although is like is like one hundred years younger than than clint eastwood other. Clint eastwood is oldest. Twenty one years okay. Yeah it's a lot in in in in the world but the thing. Is that when you watch. Michael keaton michael. Keaton still tries to be a character. He still tries to do something. It doesn't matter if he's playing fucking batman it doesn't matter if he's a superhero movie or something else. He's tried to be a character and he usually comes out freaky shit because of it. You watch clint eastwood. It's always the same fog tonight absolutely. You haven't seen any of his movies and so you see movies. You can't say a damn thing. I haven't haven't seen you haven't seen the mule you haven't seen have you seen a million dollar baby. Yes okay completely. Different than his character in on. Give baby no eight million dollar baby and the grand jury. No i saw both of those. They're both old fucking fucking these. Of course it's going to be a little young. He said it's not just about being old. It's about like putting something if you're just sitting there going It's fucking boring seeing little guys in spandex jumping around with computerize things with laser suit. Now they're cut butthole all the time fucking barton much fucking before you start yelling superhero movies. You're you're talking about apples and oranges. There's no reason to bring them up. You're talking about you're talking about movies where there's acting and you're talking about movies where there is like a story in a plot you're not talking about action adventure movies on talking about you're talking about and we've done man throwing the fuck out. Mouth in kerala guns king that yeah grandchildren fucking rules. You use good grouchy. That's what he needed to play. That was that's fine. But he's he's fucking beating movie owner. You could be. That could be fine. It could be definitely sick. An actor like over. I was sick of nicholas. Cage the two thousand. Yeah actually i get. It doesn't a movie or that. No tom hanks so many of the same movie as the leading man he just wears that down to the only difference is the cleanest would is doing is an old stupid. Fuck why you stupid. Fuck ice cream incoherent. He's.
Kabul Bombings: 13 US Army Personnel Killed in Attacks at Airport
"President biden addressing the country. Yesterday after a deadly day in afghanistan thirteen service members were killed. Eighteen wounded after two suicide bombers detonated explosives near kabul's airport those who carried out this attack as well as anyone wishes america harm. No this we will not forgive. We will not forget. We will hunt you down and make you pay. A group called isis k. Claimed responsibility for the attack. President biden said he ordered commanders at developed plans to strike isis k. Assets leadership in facilities. In the meantime the american withdraw as a alluded to continues since the end of july. More than one hundred. One thousand people have been evacuated from the country including about five thousand. Us citizens and their and their families interesting piece in the journal. Like an enemy of my enemy type thing. I mean the taliban fighting isis k. Clint nut clandestinely but it hasn't been covered in american media very much and the taliban so warped what's going on they were supposed to provide security. There's supposed to be providing security for people coming into the airport so the question is someone. I guess that was dressed as afghan afghanis citizen trying to leave they breached. But you wonder how tough the taliban security i mean. we don't know and how it happened
The Wheels Are Coming off of the Godless Alt Left Vehicle
"I am guffaw. Which is the word they don't use very often the wheels coming off of the vehicle of the godless alt-left as we call it down here The wheels the lug nuts. They're they're coming loose baby. It's like a car chase. It's like steve mcqueen boat or clint eastwood any car chase dukes hazard the lugs are come. A little loose right and we'll start wobbling wa wa wobble and sooner or later the wheels fall right off like any car chase you watch from l. a. when they're streaming those why because right before various people tell us to believe the science and then say seventy two genders and guys can periods and babies. Their whole platform is falling apart and we got to see our former president barack hussein in his global warming beachfront home. That's not a good investment if you believe oceans are going to rise. Spent twelve million a peach ronald but anyway. When barack hussein had his no mask celebrity will raise the roof party and it was caught on social media. what they thought was quickly deleted. But as you know nothing's really deleted social media some dude out there somewhere eating cheetos watching golden girls and two o'clock in the morning screen cabinet and it's it's it's living on so the people who are like. Oh wear masks staying. Don't come out get in get down. They're all out there. You know eating steak and chicken at their vegetarian. Dinners with once again. That doesn't make sense wearing hawaiian. Shirts would no masks so the wheels coming off right.
John Collins Agrees to Five-Year, $125M Deal, to Stay With Atlanta Hawks
"Another team. That is absolutely killing it. This offseason is the atlanta hawks. John collins is back on a five year. One hundred twenty five million dollar deal. I'm sure some people are willing to pan this. I think it's fine John collins a really good player you saw how valuable was is. The playoffs went on last year or not last year. But in this past postseason. Like i know the numbers dipped but i still think he provides a lot for them flexibility. Wise this floorspace and continues to be for real. He has some some room to groza. Passer i'm not sure how that's going to look. I hope that. I mean. That's obviously i think that's the the hope for john. Collins was next year is that he really takes a leap as a decision maker. Because that is the big struggle for him right now. I do think that he provides a lot defensively as a weakside rim-protector he can get out to the perimeter. A little bit like it's better than asking clint to close out on the corner. If you have john carlos going on the corner but point being like you just have so much versatility throughout that rosser. Losing john collins hurts a lot more than keeping him. And i also don't think that this is a negative contract. It's a lot of money. But john collins very good player. Who's going to get
Jeff Bezos Thinks He's Clint Eastwood in 'Unforgiven'
"The BA Zoe's done. So listen, I don't care if you like the bazaar story producer gyms like Hey, it's the greatest story. Every man I love it. I love I want his autograph chip. He says he spoke Yeah. Yeah, he did. There is a brawl brewing in the studio because Mike agrees with now. Jim didn't say that he just like space our best negative. But Mike is with me. We just don't care so bikes and bike and jibber at each other at each other's throats in a W W e style wrestling match right now. I don't care about this story. I care about Americans being spied on. Mike's with me, 100%. I don't care. I don't care. I'm not interested in Jeff Bezos. The guy's got tension. Million dollars. He got bored on a week and he's like, Hey, I'm gonna go to space Gray. He's got a cowboy hat and take the cowboy. You're not a cowboy. You Jeff Bezos. That's for cowboys. It's not for you. Take the cowboy hat off. Just take it off. You look ridiculous. Take the cowboy hat off. Bezos. It is. It is too big for your right. Thank you, Jim. It is too big for him. Like a doofus. He thinks she's like Clint Eastwood and Unforgiven or something. I've killed just about everything that's walked or crawled at some point in my life will your money I'm William money. And you heard my friend Dude, you're Jeff Bezoza. You just take the hat off you dunce. Is that the good? The bad and the ugly? It's just the ugly. All right back to the Washington Post. P I get distracted. Easy. I'm sorry. I'm very sorry. I can't help it.
The Impossible Disappearance of Brian Shaffer
"Brian disappeared on purpose. Theory hinges on the fact that his friend. Clint is seen on camera heading back toward the ugly tuna selena where he claims. He looked for brian in the bathroom. Before rejoining meredith a few minutes later out in front of the bar but unless clinton managed to help pull off an incredibly risky and elaborate disappearance in the span of five minutes. Scenario is unlikely and if. Clint wasn't helping. Brian run away from his life. Why was the only person involved in this whole thing who refused to cooperate with police. Some people close to. Brian have questions about clint brian's brother and his father in law to be have publicly stated that they believe clinton knows more than he's saying even the detective currently working on the case told a reporter and twenty twenty that he believes someone interviewed in the past has withheld information. The detective wouldn't give the name of the person he was talking about. But who could have been other than clint right. And that makes sense. If anybody knows something about brian schafer's disappearance it's clint. He was with brian all night. And he was the last one to see brian. Person according to police clinton's the only person to refuse a polygraph test and almost immediately following the disappearance. Clint lawyered up so what is cling to hide. Maybe nothing maybe. He's just making the legally sound decision on the other hand. Let's say clinton is hiding something. There's two roads that could lead us down. The i is it. Clint is such a loyal friend. That after helping. Brian run away. He put his own security at risk by refusing to tell the police when questioned. The other road is more sinister in this scenario. Clint killed brian or at the very least knows who did
MLK's Right-Hand Man Wyatt Tee Walker Rejects Critical Race Theory
"Again. I pull out my book, American Marxism. There were in our prominent critics of critical race theory who were active in the early civil rights movement, including the late Reverend Martin Luther King, Junior's chief of staff, confidant and friend. Dr Wyatt T. Walker. Walker was a legend in the civil rights movement in his own right, his friend and frequent collaborator in the school choice movement, Steve Kalinsky. Rights that Walker was King's field general in the organized resistance. Against notorious Birmingham Safety Commissioner Bulk counter. Now keep something in mind. Martin Luther King, and that entire movement. Was not anti American was not trying to overthrow a white dominant society. It was a movement demanding then under the Constitution of the United States. That black people be treated like human beings. It was not a war on society. It was not a Marxist movement. Now, Walker Compiled and named Kings the letter from Birmingham Jail He was with King for the march on Washington. That produced the I have a dream speech and in Oslo for the Nobel Peace Prize. Walker emphatically rejected critical race theory in 2015 Clint Ski, and Walker Co authored an essay in which they wrote in part Today, Too many so called remedies such as critical race theory, the increasingly fashionable post Marxist postmodernists approach. It analyzes society as institutional group power structures. Remember what Candy said. We're not talking about individuals talking about groups. Rather than on a spiritual or 1 to 1 human level. Taking us in the wrong direction, he
Red Sox Hold On for 4th Straight Win Over Yankees, 5–3
"Hunter Renfroe had two RBIs including a go ahead sacrifice fly in the third inning of the red Sox five three victory over the Yankees Boston's pitchers held New York scoreless over the final seven frames Xander Bogart's put the socks ahead to nothing in the first with a two run double to center field he then scored off Renfro's double to left Matt Barnes allowed two hits in the ninth but struck at Clint Frazier and got DJ lemay hue to hit into a game ending double play for his sixteenth save the red Sox stayed within a half game of the AL east leading race by beating New York for the fourth straight time this month I'm Dave Ferrie
Clint Smith on How the Word Is Passed
"Clint smith joins us. Now he is a writer for the atlantic and the author of a new book. How the word is passed a reckoning with a history of slavery america. clint thanks. For being here. Thank you so much for having me. So let's start with just a bit of news. Your book debuted at number one on the new york. Times bestseller lists for nonfiction. Tell us about the moment you found out. Oh man this was. Never something that i could have even imagined i mean it was not on on the radar for book that is exploring the memory and landscape of historiographer of slavery to end up. You know above oprah bill o'reilly it's it. It was really amazing. There's a pairing. Yeah my editor. My asian told me to buy my phone around five o'clock. Which is when i think of the list and so five o'clock came and i didn't hear anything five. Oh five came. I didn't hear anything five. Ten came and i was like okay. Well didn't make the list. It's alright like success isn't defined by external factors. You know i'll be okay. Five fifteen km. Still nothing. Like i guess. They're trying to figure out how to tell me that didn't make the list. And then like five seventeen came and they called and both of them were just screaming. It was just like screaming and saying like number one number. One ucs debuted at number one and i just fill out of my chair. I mean it was. It was amazing. I'm just so blown away by the support that readers have given this book the way people have shared it and recommended it. It means the world. So i'm still sorta pinching myself. The whole thing is just wildly. Surreal and. I still can't believe it really happened. You've been working on it for a while. How did the idea for the book originate. Yes i've been working on it for about four years. Started in may two thousand seventeen when i was watching Several confederate statues come down in my hometown new orleans so i was watching the statues of pg beauregard jefferson davis robbie lee amongst others be taken down and i was watching these statues. Come down from my home here in maryland and thinking about what it meant that i grew up in a majority black city in which there were more to enslavers than there were to enslave people.
"clint" Discussed on TED Radio Hour
"Your kids are really little now. But when do you think you'll share that letter with your son and your daughter and talk about the protests and the police brutality that you've seen the conversation racist unique in the sense that people feel as if they cannot begin having those conversations with their children whether they're white or black glad next or whatever the case may be until they're much but but i think that if we think about it in the way we think about the environment right environmentalism louis scaffold the conversation and you make it age appropriate. So you don't you don't just show up to a six year old and say oh. We'll global warming is an existential threat to the existence of various countries on this planet and bangladesh is going to be under water and the polar bears going to disappear in the polar. Ice caps are gonna melt. What are we going to do. That would be an appropriate for a seven year. old is it's important to recycle. It's important to turn the light off when you leave. Your room is important to turn the water off when you while you're brushing your teeth and you make it in and you build their capacity to understand what protecting the environment means. And i think it's the same thing with conversation around race right. You don't show up to a six year old and say White supremacy has been an ever-present fixture in the united states for the past four hundred years in systemic racism floods every part of american public policy. Like that's that's inappropriate for six year old which you say is you say you know. It's important to to celebrate different people and they're different cultures and where they come from. And you don't have to pretend to be colorblind. You can say i i recognize that we're all different and celebrate that and i embrace that and i want that to be a part of my life and You use language that is appropriate for the child at at their age. So you know. I will i say to my son you know. Today is three year old. What i've written as i have written in in this letter. I wrote five years ago. Probably not but. I think that there will come a point in which we have to have explicit conversations about what he means that he if a teacher says oh well you know your child is aggressive or your child doesn't pay attention or your child is Just you know thinking about language that people begin to us about black boys and girls black children from an early age that is coded with with something that is implicit sometimes something much more sinister To to make my son clear there's nothing wrong with him to make my daughter clear that there's nothing wrong with her Even when there are people who are telling them that and don't even realize that they're they're doing so it's interesting. You say that i i was trying to explain to my daughter with the protests. Were about why people were so upset and her reaction was that makes me so sad. I feel scared and Said that's okay to feel those things And then my almost thirteen year old came to me and was like so what are you doing about the protests. Mostly oh okay like tables turned you know And i i also you know i. I don't know with my kids. How realistic or optimistic to be thinking about the other thing that you say in that letter to your future son. Which is this world is a social construction. It can be reconstructed. This world was built. It can be rebuilt. Are you still hopeful. Absolutely i definitely think that The world as it exists today is not static it is not an inevitability it is the result of decisions that have been made by people in power and we can build a world in which different decisions are made in which different kinds of people are in power in which different Set of opportunities are distributed in a much more equitable way board. I'm clear on that. That is long in difficult work. Like i think. Some people the nature of living in in our social media age in our our moment is that people often want something to change in wanted to change very quickly. And there's it's not to say that some things can't or shouldn't change very quickly like are they are things that should absolutely change following following this protest. You know i think. About the protests a lot of people have talked about the comparisons in contrast between this moment and the protests that erupted after dr king was killed in nineteen sixty eight. and you know out of the protests in one thousand nine hundred eighty eight came the fair housing act which was the last great piece ooh legislation in the civil rights movement in. So it's not to say that. These protests themselves cannot or should not lead to some immediate tangible substantive policy changes differences. But it is to say that the of larger work. The paradigm of change is long and hard and difficult so for example like i work in prisons. I think about prison thing about incarceration all the time i want to live in a world in which mass incarceration does not exist. I also accept that. I might not live to see that world but that doesn't mean i don't continue to fight for it right. I think we all are sort of chipping away at this wall For as long as we can the best we can and we don't really know how thick the wall is the other side of it but what is true. Is that when we move on. Somebody else is gonna come behind us. And they'll be closer to the end of that. Wall are the other side of that wall. Because of the chipping away that we have done. So this an intergenerational job it's an intergenerational work always has been and always will be can feel so incremental sometimes but the way that you've just phrased it is that we end chapter and then there's always another chapter that starts again and it builds upon the story. You wrote a poem. I think which you brought to read for us as well. Do you mind telling us about it and then reading it for us so this is a poem that i wrote a year ago but it is kind of been recirculating as as the protests to vapin corona viruses happened Unfortunately there is always something happening inside fear that it will always be relevant in some way But i'm i'm interested in the phrase. We have made it through worse before or will make it to the other side or will will be okay in the end or will make it through this. And i'm interested in it. Because i'm i'm interested in interrogating who that we is. And who is the we that makes it to the other side. Who is the we that has seen worse before. Who is the we that will be okay in the end because he feels incredibly imprecise like it is meant to be the sort of collective Mobilizing thing that that encourages us inspires us to push through that. I worry that in using language like that we can fail to account for or completely erase the lives and experiences of the people who who will make it to the other side who didn't make it to the other side And so i'm i. I am interrogating own use of the language of of that language for a long time as well as is the case with so many of my poems This one is a means of thinking through ways to myself accountable to be more precise and to be more thoughtful about what type of language we use in this moment and in so many others so this poem is called when people say we have made it through worse before when people say we have made it through worse before.
"clint" Discussed on TED Radio Hour
"It's the ted radio hour from npr. I'm a new summary. And let's get back to poet and author. Clint smith reading us his letter for my future black sun which he wrote in two thousand fifteen. My hopes dreams fears for my future. Black sun published in two thousand fifteen son. I want to tell you how difficult it is to tell someone. They're both beautiful and endanger so worthy of life. Yes oh despise for living. I do not intend to scare you my father. Your grandfather taught me how far lower a certain set of rules. Before i even knew their purpose he told me that these rules would not apply to everyone that they would not even apply to all my own friends but they were ruled to abide by nonetheless. Too many black boys are killed for doing what others give. No second thought playing our music too loud wearing a sweatshirt with the hood up playing with a toy in the park. My father knew these things. He knew that there was no room for error. He knew it was not fair but he loved me too much not to teach me not to protect me. I've told you this story before but it is worth revisiting. Many saturday morning. My friends and i would ride bikes through the neighborhood together. The wind chiseled our faces into your work. The scent of breakfast being prepared teeth out from the windows. The shotgun homes that lined streets all that we deemed worthy of our attention with the endless possibilities. That lay atop are handlebars which is to say we were children. We were a motley crue in interracial assemblage of young boys who would have made the disney channel proud. We dream building tree houses with secret passwords a fighting dragons effortlessly sidestepping the perilous fiery breadth of hitting the game winning shot and stadiums thousands of people chanting. Our names are emissions. Were as far reaching as the galaxy. We had been born into were small plants simply attempting to find our orbin on one afternoon. We went to the field where we soft and played football tackle of course as we were set on replicating the braun and bravado that we watched each sunday on our television this time however the field was closed. The fence bolted by locked. That could not be snapped one friend. Who's long blonde hair dangled gently overseers toss the football to me and immediately began to climb the fence. I watched him the ease with which he lifted. One foot over the other. The indifference of his disposition. To the fact that this was an area. We were quite clearly not supposed to enter. I remember hearing the soft distant echo of a police siren perhaps a few blocks away perhaps headed in a different direction. I couldn't be sure. But i knew better than to ignore it. He reached the other side and look back. Beckoning the rest of us to join him. I held the football in my hand looking at him through the chain link fence between us. At this moment. I realized how different he and i were before i had the words to explain them to either him or myself how he could break a rule without a second thought whereas for me any mistake might have the most dire consequences. I hope to teach you so much of what my father taught me. But i pray that you live in a radically different world than the one he and i have inherited a do not envy task when that might become my own. I tell you these things. Because i know how strong and resilient you will be how you will take the fear and make a of the skin and turn it into a bastion of love against unwarranted in humanity. I want you to realize that sometimes it will not be the things the world tells you but the things that does not tell you. It will be the omissions rather than the director fronts. That often do the most damage. Your textbooks will likely not tell you how thomas jefferson thought. Blacks were quote inferior to the whites. Endowments of both body and mind. Our franklin delano roosevelt's new deal left to hold just wide enough for black families to fall through by lifting the rest of the country into the middle class. It will not tell you how the federal government actively prevented black families from purchasing homes and cities across the country. It will not tell you how police departments across the nation are incentivized to see you as problem. Something to be taken care of. They will not tell you these things and because of that they will expect you to believe that the contemporary reality of our community is of our own doing that. We simply did not work hard enough. That things would be different if we simply changed our attitudes or the way. We speak the way we dress with. That said do not for a moment. Thank you cannot change it exists. This world is a social. Construction can be reconstructed. This world was built. It can be rebuilt us everything that you accrue to reimagine the world. You're not a mistake. You're not a deficit. You're not something to be eradicated or rendered obsolete. You exist beyond pathology you come from lineage. Of those who built this country you come from my grandfather's one who toil tobacco fields amid the ever expanding pastures mississippi throughout his adolescence. The other who fought a war for a country that was at his feet as soon as he put down his gun. You come from grandmothers who dedicated their lives to teaching. In communities with equality of one's education is subject to the whims of the state. You come from our parents who both protected me from violence and made me feel you are the manifestation of their unyielding commitment to overcome. I hope the world you inherit is one in which you may love whomever you choose. I hope you read and write and laugh and sing and dance and build and cry and to all of the things child should do. I pray that you never have to stand on the other side of offense and know that.
"clint" Discussed on TED Radio Hour
"It's the ted radio hour from npr. I'm a new summary. And let's get back to poet and author. Clint smith reading us his letter for my future black sun which he wrote in two thousand fifteen. My hopes dreams fears for my future. Black sun published in two thousand fifteen son. I want to tell you how difficult it is to tell someone. They're both beautiful and endanger so worthy of life. Yes oh despise for living. I do not intend to scare you my father. Your grandfather taught me how far lower a certain set of rules. Before i even knew their purpose he told me that these rules would not apply to everyone that they would not even apply to all my own friends but they were ruled to abide by nonetheless. Too many black boys are killed for doing what others give. No second thought playing our music too loud wearing a sweatshirt with the hood up playing with a toy in the park. My father knew these things. He knew that there was no room for error. He knew it was not fair but he loved me too much not to teach me not to protect me. I've told you this story before but it is worth revisiting. Many saturday morning. My friends and i would ride bikes through the neighborhood together. The wind chiseled our faces into your work. The scent of breakfast being prepared teeth out from the windows. The shotgun homes that lined streets all that we deemed worthy of our attention with the endless possibilities. That lay atop are handlebars which is to say we were children. We were a motley crue in interracial assemblage of young boys who would have made the disney channel proud. We dreamed building tree houses with secret passwords a fighting dragons effortlessly sidestepping the perilous fiery breadth of hitting the game winning shot and stadiums thousands of people chanting. Our names are emissions. Were as far reaching as the galaxy. We had been born into were small plants simply attempting to find our orbin on one afternoon. We went to the field where we soft and played football tackle of course as we were set on replicating the braun and bravado that we watched each sunday on our television this time however the field was closed. The fence bolted by locked. That could not be snapped one friend. Who's long blonde hair dangled gently overseers toss the football to me and immediately began to climb the fence. I watched him the ease with which he lifted. One foot over the other. The indifference of his disposition. To the fact that this was an area. We were quite clearly not supposed to enter. I remember hearing the soft distant echo of a police siren perhaps a few blocks away perhaps headed in a different direction. I couldn't be sure. But i knew better than to ignore it. He reached the other side and look back. Beckoning the rest of us to join him. I held the football in my hand looking at him through the chain link fence between us. At this moment. I realized how different he and i were before i had the words to explain them to either him or myself how he could break a rule without a second thought whereas for me any mistake might have the most dire consequences. I hope to teach you so much of what my father taught me. But i pray that you live in a radically different world than the one he and i have inherited a do not envy task when that might become my own. I tell you these things. Because i know how strong and resilient you will be how you will take the fear and make a of the skin and turn it into a bastion of love against unwarranted in humanity. I want you to realize that sometimes it will not be the things the world tells you but the things that does not tell you. It will be the omissions rather than the director fronts. That often do the most damage. Your textbooks will likely not tell you how thomas jefferson thought. Blacks were quote inferior to the whites. Endowments of both body and mind. Our franklin delano roosevelt's new deal left to hold just wide enough for black families to fall through by lifting the rest of the country into the middle class. It will not tell you how the federal government actively prevented black families from purchasing homes and cities across the country. It will not tell you how police departments across the nation are incentivized to see you as problem. Something to be taken care of. They will not tell you these things and because of that they will expect you to believe that the contemporary reality of our community is of our own doing that. We simply did not work hard enough. That things would be different if we simply changed our attitudes or the way. We speak the way we dress with. That said do not for a moment. Thank you cannot change it exists. This world is a social. Construction can be reconstructed. This world was built. It can be rebuilt us everything that you accrue to reimagine the world. You're not a mistake. You're not a deficit. You're not something to be eradicated or rendered you exist beyond pathology you come from lineage. Of those who built this country you come from my grandfather's one who toil tobacco fields amid the ever expanding pastures of mississippi throughout his adolescence. The other who fought a war for a country that was at his feet as soon as he put down his gun. You come from grandmothers who dedicated their lives to teaching. In communities with equality of one's education is subject to the whims of the state. You come from our parents who both protected me from violence and made me feel you are the manifestation of their unyielding commitment to overcome. I hope the world you inherit is one in which you may love whomever you choose. I hope you read and write and laugh and sing and dance and build and cry and to all of the things child should do. I pray that you never have to stand on the other side of offense and know that.
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"Our future and if they're you know if there is a possibility that could happen now just looking at your twitter feed you just wrote. It's easy to look back at the past and say what you should have done or would have done but it's harder to look at the president and say what you are going to do. What should we do in the short term. Yeah i think part of what's interesting about this moment. Is that a lot of the insidiousness of racism in this country is being more clearly revealed to a larger group of people both in the united states and globally and this is something that has been revealed on numerous occasions over the course of years and decades and centuries and but i also recognize that for some people it might feel new. Sign out my children if you can hear my kids in the background. Give me one second. Clint don't worry about it. It's kind of lovely. I kind of love that we were talking about how we can move towards a better future and we know it's getting it's getting close to naptime. That's okay we'll we'll get through this all right. You were saying so. I think that oftentimes moments like these people look for easy things To assuage their guilt to make them feel as if they are contributing or at least are not complicit in so much of the violence that we see going on and i don't think that impulses is incorrect. But i think what's important is to try to push people to think about is the ways in which someone's commitment to racial justice and ending a history of white supremacy can be at odds with the policies that they actually Engage with or thinking about or advocate for or against in their daily lives and so for example part of the thing that talk about. Is you know. I always think i study slavery i about slavery and everyone thinks that they would have been you know members of the underground railroad. They would have been giving money to frederick douglass or they would have been celebrating. Harry truman and what i always tell people is that like who you are now is who you would have been then like. You can't at once think that you would have been a member of the underground railroad and then show up at a school board meeting in protest the integration of black and brown children to your children's schools. You can't say that you would have been supporting frederick douglass and then show up and say that oh ending cash. Bail isn't a good idea. You can't say that you would have been someone lifting up the heroism of harry truman. And then also say that you want to maintain exclusionary zoning policies in your neighborhood so that only single family homes can be built. Was that only certain people are allowed to move in to the neighborhood without actually saying only certain people can move into the neighborhood because obviously no of the relationship between wealth and race. Nothing i wanna be clear that it is not an easy thing. These these things are not. They're not easy. I don't expect to to say those things and then to to have people say oh. Yeah i'm just gonna flip the flip of a switch and i'm gonna. It's going to be an easy thing. But like part of what we have to do is is unlearn. We've been taught every single day. It's an active thing you know like a couple years ago. Like woke became. The new sort of nomenclature is almost a caricature of itself. Now but but i used to tell people like woke is actually a helpful framework because it suggests that you sort across some threshold and like oh now you now. You're good now. You get it rather than like a constant process of waking up right like any something that all of us have to do. And it's isn't a proactive process of learning and learning So much of what we've been taught about the world and how we move within it. And so i think that you know it's i encourage people to donate to bail funds. I encourage people to donate to racial justice organizations. Obviously vote for thoughtful people around these issues. But it's also. What are the small things happening in your world in your community in your family and your schools in your work places. That don't maybe at the moment. Feel like they are pushing against racial justice but are in fact contributing to a system whether macro sensor micro sense that allows the decades long manifestations of white supremacy to continue to flourish in terms of. What's been going on right now. You've been processing all of this as a black man in america. Multiple roles black man in america scholar My understanding is. You're also the grandson of A man who was born in monticello mississippi and nineteen thirty when there were lynchings of black people going on and that the clan would ride by And now you have your own children. We just got to hear their delightful little voices in the background. And you you recently wrote. The having children has raised the stakes of this fight while also shifting the calculus of how we move within it What did you mean by that. Yeah you know like so. Many parents Having children it changes so much and it's almost a cliche. You know the way that people say like so much changes in your life after you have kids and you're like yeah. Yeah yeah. I mean my mom used to always say it's like watching your heart walk around outside and when i was a kid i was like mom you so cheesy like you know. That was my mom's mom's attempt to being a poet but You know. I have had my own kids now a three year old boy year old girl. And it's so true you know you don't know your capacity for love. You don't fully understand your capacity for love until at least for me until i had kids and they are everything to me. You know they are both respite from so much of what is happening. You know the nature of coin team means that My wife and i are the childcare providers now full-time and we split things half days during my half. We my kids. And i we go to this local park. And we we run around and we played tag can be blow dandy lions and we pretend to be wizards and like point sticks at each other and turn each other into cows and pigs and other farm animals. In when i'm doing that. I'm not actively thinking about the trauma that exist in the world not actively thinking about what happened to george floyd. I'm not really thinking about what happened to brianna taylor. I'm not actively thinking about the way that police are are. Escalating was happening in the street to a degree that is so so we grievous but at the same time their presence in my life is also this constant reminder of how the stakes fuel higher than they ever have before and that you know i was committed and have been committed to this work in the work of building a better world building a more just world and more equitable world for a long time but but it it feels so much more important. Because i look around. And i'm just like i don't want my children to grow up in a world like this. I don't want my kids grow up in a world in which the police can consistently kill and brutalize black people with seemingly no consequence. I don't wanna live in a world. Where black communities continue to experience so much poverty as a result of our history. I don't wanna live in a world where i have to fear firm for my kid's life when they when they leave the house in all the things black parents have felt for for generations and i think about the conversation that my father had with me in the conversation. His father had with him in the conversation. That i'll have to have with my son and my daughter about what it means to navigate a world that is taught to fear you. And how do you tread the line of convincing a young person Or making clear to a black child the realities of the world while also not making. It seem as if somehow done something to deserve it without making. It seem as if it's there. And.
"clint" Discussed on TED Radio Hour
"Heard. Dr martin luther king junior in the nineteen sixty eight speech where he reflected upon the civil rights movement states. In the end we will remember not the words of our enemies but the silence of our friends. It's work that he's been doing for years as a poet and an educator. Here's clint on the ted stage. Every teacher i've internalized this message every day. All around us we see the consequences. The silence manifest themselves in the form of discrimination violence genocide and war classroom. I challenged my students to explore the silences in their own lives poetry. We worked together to fill those spaces to recognize to name them to understand that they don't have to be sources of shame in an effort to create a culture within my classroom where students feel safe sharing the intimacy of their own silences. I have four core principles posted on board that sits in the front of which every student signs at the beginning of the year. We critically ri- consciously speak clearly. Tell you true. I find myself thinking a lot about that last point. Tell you true. I realized that. If i was going to ask my students to speaker i was going to have to tell my true and be honest with them about the times. I failed to do so. So i tell them that. Growing up as a kid in a catholic family in new orleans during lent i was always taught that the most meaningful thing one could do was to give something sacrifice. Something you typically indulgence approved god. You understand his sanctity. I've given up soda. Mcdonald's french fries. French kisses and everything in between but one year i gave up speaking figure the most valuable thing i could. Sacrifice was my own voice. But it was like i hadn't realized that i had given that up a long time ago. I spent so much my life telling people the things they wanted to hear. Instead of the things they needed to told myself. I wasn't meant to be anyone's conscience. Because i still had to figure out being my own so sometimes i just wouldn't say anything appeasing ignorance with my silence unaware that validation doesn't need words to endorse its existence when christian was beat up for being gay. I put my hands in my pocket and walk with my head down. As if i didn't even notice couldn't use my locker for weeks because the boat on the lock reminded me of the one i put on my lips. When the homeless man on the corner looked at me with eyes up really searching for an affirmation that he was worth seeing. I more concerned with touching the screen and my apple than actually feeding him one when the woman at the fundraising gala said. I'm so proud of. You must be so hard teaching. Those poor kids bit my lip because apparently we needed her money with my students needed their dignity. We spend so much time listening to the things people are saying that we rarely pay attention to the things they don't. Silence is the residue of fear. It is feeling your flaws. Gut rich guillotine. Your tongue is the air retreating from your chest because it doesn't feel safe in your lungs. Silence is wand genocide. Silence is katrina. It is what you hear. When there aren't enough bodybags left is the sound after. The news is already tied charring. It has changed privileged. It is pain. There was no time to pick your battles when your battles have already picked you. I will not let silence wrap itself around my indecision so this year instead of giving something up i will live every day as if it were a microphone tucked under my tongue. I stayed on the underside of my inhibition. Because who has to have a so box you ever needed you. Mentioned how much is being left unsaid. A lot of your research and writing is about how the us is failed to address and talk about and reckon with its past whether it's slavery. Jim crow systemic discrimination. As you just described there has been no national conversation. Here like in germany about nazism in world war two. Are you still there or how south africa addressed its history of apartheid with its truth and reconciliation commission. Why why has there been no conversation. It's it's something that is that feels specifically unique to this country in this way so the book i actually have coming out next year entitled how the word is past he is thinking about. This question is thinking about how different places across the country. Different historical sites museums monuments memorials different cities. How they reckon with or failed to reckon with their relationship to the history of slavery so for example. You brought up germany if we were to go to germany and there was a prison on top of a former concentration camp in which the majority of the people in prison they are. Were disproportionately jewish. It would very clearly be a front to our moral sensibilities. It will be unacceptable. People would be protesting outside of that place every day and yet in the united states the largest maximum security prison in the country. Angola prison in southern louisiana is on top of a former plantation in which eighty some odd percent of the people. there are black or black men. And what does it say about the way. Part of what i'm interested in exploring his the ways white supremacy both enacts violence against black people but also numbs this country to two sorts of violence that should otherwise be outrageous like there should be no reason that a prison is on top form plantation especially a prison in which the vast majority of the people there are black and so part of what i'm doing in the book is exploring like well. What is it that allows for this to happen. What is it that allows for the so many confederate statues to exist across this country. What is it that allows for you. Know plantations to be sites of weddings for them to for there to be sites of parties and celebrations when they are The site of so much historical trauma in pain for so many others in how can what does it mean for a site to be a place of celebration for someone and to be a site of violent for another. And how can those two people experienced the same place in such such different ways. And part of why. I'm asking when i go to all of these places whether it be angola whether it be. The whitney plantation in louisiana are monticello in virginia or the blandford cemetery where one of the largest confederate cemeteries in. The country is a masking like to what extent of are people who are responsible for these places to what extent with what has happened on this land and to what extent are they not and i think that the question of how places reckon with slavery is is reflective in his in many ways a microcosm of how willing america is to reckon with marie of manifestations of systemic racism and. I think that we're seeing that now. So i'm wondering if there's a way to draw a line to adequately draw a line in this country between our past and.
"clint" Discussed on TED Radio Hour
"A minute now to listen to your tedtalk which delves into some of these issues and then we can discuss some more.
"clint" Discussed on TED Radio Hour
"Hey it's minutiae here and it's a year now. Since a man named george floyd was killed by a police officer in minneapolis and massive protests over. Systemic racism started happening all over the united states. Here on the show at the time it definitely did not seem right to put out our regularly scheduled programming and so we turned to ted speaker. Clint smith clint is a writer scholar and poet and he very generously put would america was and is going through in a personal and historical context for us. It's up passionate and lyrical episode. And we wanted to bring it back this week. Just as clinton's releasing his new book how. The word is passed a reckoning with the history of slavery across america conversations about race and change can be hard so thank you for listening again or for the first time. We'll be back with a new episode next week. This is the ted radio hour each week. Groundbreaking ted talks our job. Now is to dream. Big delivered at ted conferences to bring about the future. We want to see around the world to understand who we are from those talks. We bring you speakers and ideas. That will surprise. You just don't know what you're gonna find it challenging. You have to acts ourselves. Like why's it no worthy and even changed you. I literally feel like i'm indifferent. I do you feel that way. Ideas worth spreading from ted and npr news summary in minneapolis louisville atlanta los angeles in hundreds of cities across the country. People are taking to the streets protesting expressing their pain anger and frustration. I want my son and my daughter to live in peace in america. They are americans. We demand change in the system itself rule. She was institutional racism and injustice has been going on in america against black people minority people to stop fighting. We can't stop fighting. Fire need protection me piece if he won't stand for this don't stanford. The role of organizes like myself is to continue to beat the drum. When we think no one's listening because there's always planting seeds for hope for another world and for people to become a part of it before the chanting and marching and demands for change before police used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse. Even the most peaceful crowds ahmad. Arbery was killed by two white men while jogging. In brunswick georgia brianna taylor was killed by police in her own home in louisville kentucky in minneapolis minnesota on may twenty fifth. George floyd was killed by officer who put a knee to his neck for eight minutes and forty six seconds. I don't remember exactly where i was But i do remember. It was the first video in the years that i i decided i couldn't watch. This is clint smith. He writes about race and injustice in the us muslims. Clint smith and i'm a writer poet and teacher. Clint spin on the show before and we are so grateful that he has come back to spend this entire hour with us so we can listen to how he's processing this moment. I think i've i've watched like so many people over the past several years. I've watched endless loops of videos of black people being assaulted being beaten being killed at the hands of police at the hands of atlanta. And i had not ever. i know. Many people had come to moments long before this in which they felt like they didn't want to consume black death in that way in that is one hundred percent an acceptable decision. Because i talk often about. There's attention where the very thing that creates a certain level of awareness of phenomena for people who are not brock's meant to the black community already is the very thing that can sort of retraumatize black people as we're forced to inundate this content. That that is you seem to feel unique to to our community. You know if we think about the how often we see videos of of white people being killed. It'd be at the hands of police. It's it's far less than i think. We have to interrogate why the country accepts that we can watch videos of black people being killed or be hands of police in ways that are not reflected when we think about other demographic so so i do remember that. This was the first one that i felt like. I couldn't watch and i think that. That's because a confluence of factors. I think it's you know. I've been quarantine dema in my home with my family and I think the fatigue of this moment made it incredibly Difficult to add anything else to the plate. And i think i just i didn't need to see something I just didn't need to see another one of us dying. Yeah and and you know. it's interesting. That word confluence that you used There's so much going on in the world right now. And i guess i wonder if there was something different about the death of george floyd in light of the coronavirus which has laid so bear the inequality between white and black americans in terms of who gets the virus. And who doesn't and whether this was kind of the final straw so to speak. Oh absolutely it has been revealed through the data that black people are being disproportionately killed by corona virus in the united states. And what what often takes place in these moments in which black people are disproportionately impacted by something harmful in this country is that we have to go about convincing people that it is not our fault because what can happen is that you can have the surgeon. General who himself is a black man. Come out and say that black people have to make better decisions by to be responsible about what they're eating or drinking or consuming without saying anything about the sort of largest stomach and structural realities that underlie the disparities in health outcomes in our community. Right what does it mean to to talk about the disparities in health without all talking about the history of segregation. That makes us so that black people are living in confined communities saturated by poverty and violence as is the case for any community that experience hyper segregation anywhere in the world. What does it mean that black people have lack of access to healthcare and all of these things that or are disproportionately represented in the essential. Jobs that force people to leave their homes and get on public transportation and so any conversation around corona virus that is not taking into account the largest systemic and structural realities. That make it so that black are more exposed and more vulnerable to the virus. Make it sound as if black people are somehow doing something themselves that are contributing to the disparities. And i think that that is a battle that black americans have had to fight for a long time and you know convincing this country that conditions that we live in are not simply because of our own doing but are instead because of much larger historical forces and so i think you add when you add what has happened to george floyd and breonna taylor and and so many others recently something is added on top of what is already a A sense of profound exhaustion of having to convince this country that this is not our fault. I even though the country consistently tells us either implicitly or explicitly that it is is hard and it's exhausting and i think i and so many others Feel a different level of fatigue That that i..
"clint" Discussed on The Short Porch
"Three runs eight eight strikeouts but he did run into some patrol issues in that inning and gets him with a bull homer in fourth and then the yankees take the lead from their keer maar tire credit to the bullpen. And this one. Though peralta lawai green chapman and sets combined i six shutout innings extra tip of the cap and sessa who came into the tenth and eleventh with a runner on second. Just got out of it. No problem one-two-three lychees been. I talked about him in spring. And no one really you guys. That no really idea who was this guy's been nails now. He doesn't give hard hits. He's a he's like he's top one percent in Hard hit rate in holy. I think that maybe i mean tuesday was a big situation but for the most part i feel like he doesn't come in in the big situation. So maybe we don't pay as much attention to him where we don't put them in with like that elisa agreeing chapman trio back into the bullpen. But whenever he pitches he delivers. I trust lucas. Lewke a lot. Yeah the name we didn't. That's why we didn't. I don't know how nobody knew who he was either until he was in spring training. Know he the tommy tommy moe you did know like hobbs new movie. Was it well. When i brought him up in spring training like this guy look fucking got still following his career for the past six no. It's actually he didn't pitch in six years. He was out of baseball for six years. And right now. He's got a two three six zero his less sixteen third innings get. Somebody is zero zero runts bills one forty batting average one eighty three on base. One fifty eight slugging. He's he's been fucking good And no bed or obviously and you did mentioned. They haven't been using him like the highest leverage situations. They don't use them also in like nine. Nothing games like usually somewhere in the middle there but that was big time And he started the year. A little slow i think is i like five appearances. He given up runs in every single one of them and then since then nothing so hats off to him. He was big on tuesday. And yeah. that's what i was going to say. Also i know you mentioned him. But i'm going to give credit to louise sesa. Louisa might just be a pretty good reliever. I know i feel like shit on him through the years. But if you look back now twenty nineteen four point one all right not great but not terrible. Three point three two. We are a last year sub three. Ira so far this year. It's eight two after two credit words do lewis essays. He's pretty good. Always sabih like he would always be inconsistent. We he knew he has good stuff in his changeups. Good news just like an this year is is shown everything being consistent which is nice. He's still not like in the top five of guys. Like i want to see out there but i'm not gonna totally turn the tv off. Successes pitch i think. That's that's a problem and he probably deserves better than that. But i still have. Ptsd from so. I keep my distance when he comes in but yeah he was really good on tuesday. Looks like a pussy guy. He doesn't have an intimidating. Look on the mount lowe. He does it all he looks yet. He looks not confident and stuff. He's off the mouth. I feel like but credited. Era can't can't really complain about that also on tuesday. Could frazier made a nother. Incredible play in the outfield diving. Kelly knows how he caught that ball. So i believe i saw that. It actually was a probability of nine. I thought we're okay. That's what i thought you were talking about. And i was gonna say we really describing. That is amazing. Catch of it had a ninety five percent catch probability but he does clinton frazier in the outfield. Is like when you're a kid in your backyard and you're trying to make the diving catchers and trying to make web gems or like i'll leave secondly or something like hey dad really far over there so i can make a diving catch like. That's frazier in the outfield and credit to him. He does catch most of them. That is such a good your designate throat over there. So that wasn't hard enough. Clint frazier like that was too easy of a catholic. I wanna die for that one. That is how. Clint frazier plays the outfield. I want to say though. Did you think that was a ninety five percent catch that what. Maybe he just had the worst job ever. And that's probably why but it wasn't anywhere for a long time and it's not like he had to. He didn't have to dive wasn't like he had to dive to catch up a granted kind of dived in a weird way where he caught the ball so far to the left of him and his body was so right. It was such a weird. I still like when the guy makes contact. I forget exactly was it. Wendell might have been wendell. It was lefty and off the bat. You're like oh we're getting great. Then they pan the right field and you see that clinched so far away from the ball. Doors sprinting nowhere near the ball. You like oh base. It came over like they're just gonna take lead here. We won't score game over. And all when clint makes the catch i generally didn't think it was still in his glove clinton. You just mentioned that. But i that whole play. It was just very confusing in my small brain. I couldn't i couldn't process it's the life of me. And then yeah. And clint walks off to end on tuesday and yet how it fucking much-needed victory and cool celebration to at home. Play where he does like the jump on the jump shot which they were like calling for. Maybe it's a thing they're going to doing. Judge makes actually sneaky. Nice one handicapped with the helmet on people like notice that her cared for it but made a nice one catch and they went nuts. The sad part though right after the game are pal. Mike ford optioned to aaa. He went over three three strikes and the game is a one thirty three batting average. Talk last last podcast. How i mean you could see this coming. Know seventy vp. Caught the ball. better jay. bruce. And i'm happy he was able to come up here.
The Impossible Disappearance of Brian Shaffer
"At one fifteen. Am the security camera posted outside. The bar caught. Brian clinton meredith riding up the escalator and extensively heading for the ugly tuna celona forty minutes later at one fifty five. Brian can be seen again on the same security camera chatting with a couple of women out side the bar two security guards stand a few feet away most likely getting ready for the bar crowd to leave after last call at two. Am honestly even thinking about being at a bar at two am makes me tired on the security camera footage. Brian can be seen walking toward the entrance of the bar. But the actual entrance of the bar itself is out of frame as the drunken horrid of college. Students poured out of the bar at closing time. Clint and meredith waited outside for bryant. They called him on his cellphone but he didn't pick up in clinton back inside and check the bathroom but he wasn't there. Clinton meredith then made the assumption that brian had already left and hadn't told them folks. Can we please normalize not leaving your friends at bars. Just because you can't get a hold of them like unless they explicitly said you go ahead. I'll stay here and or they're not like incoherently drunk. Don't leave without your friend. Who gave you know warning that they were going somewhere. Well that's not. How clinton and meredith handle the situation. They assumed nothing was wrong and left But the next morning no one had heard from. Brian girlfriend tried calling him. His father tried calling him. He didn't pickup and then on monday morning. Brian was a no show at the airport for his flight. To miami with alexis by this point nobody had heard from him for almost forty eight hours. That's when everyone officially stopped assuming nothing was his family finally called columbus. Police department filed a missing persons report and shortly thereafter. The search for brian schaefer began
Young Scores 36 Points, Hawks Finish Off Knicks in Game 5
"The Atlanta Hawks advance the second round of the NBA playoffs eliminating the New York Knicks one of three eighty nine in game five after an even first quarter the hawks to command in the second quarter taking the lead five minutes before half time and never giving it up the rest of the way Trae young Leonard lance again with thirty six points eighteen in the fourth quarter while adding nine assists as the hawks won their first playoff series in five years this feels good but I'm not satisfied and that's as far a distance and stick around and outside spot where we are I know where this team is capable of Clint capella contributed fifteen points along with fourteen rebounds Julius Randle led the Knicks with twenty three points and thirteen rebounds Tom Mariam New York
Frazier’s 11th-Inning HR Lifts Slumping Yankees Over Rays
"The Yankees and rays reverse recent fortunes with New York winning a five three decision in eleven innings Clint Frazier's three run Homer off educators snapped a four game New York losing streak while handing the racers their second loss in seventeen games the rays they got off to an early two nothing lead across the meadows to run home in the first off the make or mine but the externally with your runs in the third off Tyler glass now York's Miguel and do harm the rays Kevin Kiermaier then traded homers for three three score that remained until Frazier's aerobics in the eleventh it's a feeling that I'm sure that I won't forget just because you know what we've been going through as a teen when I've been going through individually and you know we needed that win six Yankee relievers threw six hitless innings Tom Merriam the York
"clint" Discussed on Why Is This Happening? with Chris Hayes
"John calhoun fame senator from or infamous sender south carolina and at one point vice president who talked about slavery as a positive good for both black and white people are they story in all be phillips. Who was the sort of leading historian of slavery up through the early twentieth century. And who wrote books that shaped with the public consciousness around slavery was and basically said that slavery was a civilizing institution That was good for for both black and whites like in the same in a similar vein to to calhoun. And so you have the lost cause which one says everybody calm down. Slavery wasn't even that bad. He was bullet benevolent stave owners and enslaved people who were very grateful to have been taken care of by these kindly kind masters and then to take it a step further. They're like war wasn't even about slavery in the first bride. Why so like. The slaves were treated well and it wasn't even about slavery. So why are you wind making this about that. It's is interesting because we have such. We have this. Modern conversation about disinformation as if it is a product of a certain set of technological formations but it is from the day they lose. The war is huge. Disinformation campaign by this south. By by the the this basically the x. flavor planter class in southern white elites to do the kinds of things that we see governments and people do all the time now but it just wildly successful. You know one of the most successful disinformation. He's a great example. Where you know he also does the same thing. Alekseeva says where he tries to like. This is the guy who literally founded the kkk. Who tries to tell people like no. No no i always believe in black quality. He gets some speech late in life that that tries to sort of like ret con his entire. Life's work as a as a violent white supremacist. So that he can get off the hook. And it's yeah it's and what you bring out in. The book is when you visit a lot of these sites. May we can start with the confederate memorial. You know this that and how you know we talk a lot about the crazy. Modern experience this is a common recurring theme in the podcast. And in the show of talking to a person who's in a different epidemic universe and who says the equivalent of two plus two equals five right that the just things that are not true you know. Donald trump won the election. And yet you know this..
"clint" Discussed on Why Is This Happening? with Chris Hayes
"Theory or Say no teacher can tell a student that they should feel guilty about their ancestors on and on on and it's sort of an incredible bit of cosmic kismet and amazing publishing industry. Timing that into this breach steps. The poet and author. Clint smith now. Clint smith is someone that i have known of for awhile whose work i've followed. He's hosted a podcast. He's really incredible. Beautiful beautiful beautiful poet and he is now out this first book. That takes this head on it. Takes it on a really fascinating way. So the book is called. How the word is passed reckoning with a history of slavery across america and. What clint has done is go out to the actual physical sites the soil the ground the steps. The field houses the plantations the prisons. The places that this history was and is and looked at how a plantation tells a story about itself looked at how jefferson's monticello tells a story about itself. How am gula prison tells a story about itself and in doing this excavates just how conflicted and contested. The battle lines are between mythos and actual history. Between fact and fantasy about imagine pass they get reimagined in every moment and about how the sites of the racial trauma and violence of this country are sites in which the meaning of our history and our racial present are fought over and is my great pleasure to have. Clint smith on the podcast. A is such a pleasure to be with chris. This is a great great great project. It's both great conceit for a book and it's really brilliantly executed but tell me first about yourself because you talk about growing up new orleans and you also talk about like a lot of this history not being the history that you even learned as a as a young black man in a city that has obviously an incredibly vibrant and one of the most storied incredible legacies of african american arts and literature and writing and history as to the origin of this book. origin story began in two thousand. Seventeen when i was watching the statues of several confederate figures. Come down in may of two thousand seventeen. Pg bogarde confederate general. Jefferson davis confederate president robert e lee confederate general was watching these statues come down after the city council and the mayor head voted for them to be removed and this is following a sort of two year battle of having them removed. Following the massacre at the charleston. Church and the nine lives. That dylann roof took Two thousand fifteen in south carolina. And i was watching these statues come down from my home in maryland in thinking about what it meant that i grew up in a majority black city in which they were more obama's in more iconography dedicated to enslavers more so than they were iconography in monuments dedicated to enslaved people and one of the implications of that william occasions with that in a majority black city. When is it mean that to get to school every day. I had to go down. bobby lee boulevard..
"clint" Discussed on Fortress On A Hill (FOH) Podcast
"A former team leader for the tune said he believed that the three men on the motorcycle were the same who came to the gate the day beforehand to talk to the soldiers on the road and the soldiers are just beside themselves. You know what we weren't anywhere near the over. These guys were coming. They weren't speeding towards troops. They didn't have any kind of actual threat and then another soldier. Upon walking up on the men recognized one of them and quote we have been in that village so many times we knew right then and there that these were the village elders. These are the guys that actually matter in the village and we just killed them unquote and be identities of the men who died remain remains in dispute to this day. I not so much by me but in terms of some of the media covering this some of the soldiers say that day that at least one of the Village elders was killed or ranches. Lawyer argued that the prosecution never named him in court or in the charging documents against his client. I mean well. My understanding of the people who were killed is that they were father and son yes But yes that's certainly. The father was in some way. A village elder respected man in village and a perfectly ordinary person. I mean one of rents lawyers. We we should make clear. Rents went on trial with one lawyer was found guilty. Sentenced ended up in leavenworth. He then got another lawyer or even set of law is who have been attempting various peels and things and eventually he was pardoned by trump His second lawyer was very much trying to challenge what the army had done and challenged. The army's case dug up some information that at least one of these men who'd been killed had in some way been tied to bomb making materials or bomb components. But it was all kinda like okay. They they supposedly found the same fingerprint. But it wasn't clear whether this was on a box containing bomb components on the components and sales and it's like there's a hundred different ways that could actually happen without this guy being bombed builder. For heaven's sake i mean all you've really got there is some kind of fingerprint connection to something that may or may not be relevant and of course they say what those components for that was never made clear in any stuff. I read to be honest. So you know. I mean this could just be some wiring or something's in this and so what if it was something more suspicious than wiring. The guy might have just had a box of stuff in his house for a couple of days. And that's how he's fingerprint ends up on a might not have anything to do with making so the notion that this guy was part of the insurgency is tenuous at best and regardless in that moment. They weren't doing anything like that. They didn't have any bombs. They weren't posing this. This platoon any kind of threats. It's all they were stationary on a motorbike. That's about as innocent as you can get in afghanistan isn't it so and like way far away from them to six hundred. A recently finished a book called first platoon..
"clint" Discussed on KGO 810
"Clint a cumulus station. From ABC News. I'm Brian Clark from Georgia to Maine. 19 states along the East Coast or under some kind of winter weather alert, maybe sees Kenneth Moten in New York says it could be the biggest winter storm in years. New York City public schools are switching to remote learning today, covert vaccination appointments are being rescheduled. For those who do go out. Road crews are busy spreading 270,000 tons of salt. A state of emergency has been declared in New Jersey Snow emergencies are also in effect in Philadelphia and Boston. Nearly 1000 flights in the region already canceled more than 250 crashes reported in Virginia alone. Those who are traveling today anywhere in the U. S on public transportation now subject to a CDC mask mandate that requires a face covering for anyone on an airplane, bus, train or taxi. ABC is Faith, the boob, A says after the deadliest month of the pandemic with over 90,000 people dead from Cove in 19 in January, the CDC says nearly 50 million doses of Cupid vaccines have now been distributed, but only 31 million have been administered. Meanwhile, the U. S military saving doses after pausing a controversial plan that would have vaccinated prisoners at Guantanamo Bay. Including 9 11 mastermind Khalid Shaykh Mohammad President Biden will host a group of 10 Republican senators today at the White House. That group is proposing a reduced relief package countering the president's $1.9 trillion proposal. But Sunday, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer hinted the Democrats may go it alone with just a simple majority in the Senate. We hope That.
"clint" Discussed on Automated
"Much for coming. Onto the automated. Podcast it's been a long time scheduling it <hes>. Glad to finally have you here. I'm looking forward to talking about robotics and agriculture and everything that we have planned today so thanks for coming thanks thanks for being patient with me on the scheduling front. No worries no worries. So what i do with all my guests to start off with is trying to make it a little bit. More of a human podcasts. Discussing a little bit about how you initially got interested in robotics and agriculture which is kind of the two themes that we're going to be speaking about today. sure sure. yeah you know. Basically about ten eleven years ago. I came back to kansas. I've been california for thirteen years in in tech and stuff. And i i eventually set my mind on <hes>. Drought you know trying to get chemicals. Food <hes> starting with agriculture course and <hes>. You know for many reasons for human health reasons for wildlife for reasons went down a path of doing it manually and figuring out what was possible. What wasn't across a lot of different types of crops from specialty to two acre and and arrived at a determination that wanna do without doing that. A new class of machines needed to be out there and so let's that's when greenfield robotic started interested in and maybe for <hes>. For the audience is not fully aware of all the different agricultural things. Why is telling a bad thing <hes>. Something to do with depleting nutrients in the soil. If i remember my my science from back in the day. Well i mean it's a it's a fairly recent thing right. I mean telling has been around forever. Plowing and businesses is laying and ripping that ground up. And and it's it's kind of funny that the not ill movin content. When you first get into your like wait what you know <hes>. But yeah as it turns out. The downside of tilling is one is russian destroy us oil structure yet no residue you get heavy rain in the way you're slow. Go so royal. That's one too when you turn that soil over <hes>. You're you're meeting carbon right. So that's that's the another downside and then the third thing is contrary to. I grew up. We'd say oh you don't get a nice say get the ground nice fluffy second soak in right right right. It's actually the opposite when you leave roots in the ground preferably growling but even the ones that former cover crops crops than than and you have that residue <hes>. Sitting there on top soil as it turns out when the rainfall hits residues slows down. You have the gaps in the soil provided and <hes>. You can store actually quite that more rain water per cubic foot and so it's the opposite while you think at least what i was taught grown a- okay interesting and i'm assuming that that's quite important as a climate change continues. We have increased <hes>. Flooding headed project a couple years back in the work that i'm doing now that dealt with the massive amounts of flooding. I'm assuming it's the same thing in kansas. No yeah i mean it's <hes>. Boom-and-bust drought in flooding. You know. I think that <hes>. We've always had cycles like that. Of course you know. The mid west is kind of an extreme place at times but it does seem like they've been accentuated now they <hes>. You know we'll get bigger events than we've had in bigger crowds. My first two years at farming were a twenty seven. Twenty twelve full time and it was horrendously. Odd was one of the worst droughts ever add <unk>. And i've always smokes is like this whole time or trouble and most ground is what's called dry land. It's not urinate so really matters what you do with your water. One of the things that i saw on your website was that this is a. I mean we'll talk about <hes>. Greenfield robotics second. But the this entire. I guess new way of thinking about how to deal with soil deal with agriculture is part of that regenerative farming theme. This goes to a little bit about what you were saying before but maybe to give a little bit of context for the for the rest of the episode maybe can just touch on that sure you bet now makes sense and i hope i am definitely not one buyers rejang near folks working on this for twenty five thirty years <hes>. The linchpin leads is the no till stuff we described and that basically like. I said you don't turn this a little over and you second thing. He's always tried to have a growing route <hes>. As often as you can. So that can be your cash for all on a broad acre setting by broad acre. I mean the big deal to think you're gonna see the united states huge corn wheat. And you always eat. Want that cash route growing and or a cover crop in a cover. Crop is simply a crop-growing <hes>. Birds benefits in soil instead of heartlessly for the grain and <hes>. In a lot of times covered routes last ten different species. So you do that. That's that's the second thing that you do as part of it. And that helps you. Sorta to reduce your fertilizer needs annual resigning 's and then the third one that is done least is reintegrating livestock onto the cropland of course livestock running longer pastures everywhere. Globally it used to be that <hes>.
"clint" Discussed on Automated
"Welcome to automated. I'm your host mark for bank of and in this weekly podcast. We'll be exploring the impact of emerging technology on jobs society as well as us with business and technology leaders researchers and independent professionals across the world so in today's episode will be looking at the agricultural industry which is actually facing a number of different challenges. So amongst them. Weeds are actually becoming more resistant to petrochemicals. Different farming practices such as tilling actually further degrade the growing soil and released a large amount of co two into the atmosphere every single year and as more relevant for the podcast. There's actually a general labor shortage experienced by many farms Across the world. So this week's episode looks at the cultural industry and specifically how using robots can help contribute to solving some of these challenges that many farmers face my guest. Today is clint brower he is the ceo ceo of greenfield robotics. Clinton is actually a former live from. La's technology industry. Who returned back to kansas to get back into farming and learn more about how robotics can be applied to culture so we'll of course look at greenfield robotics.
"clint" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Call Clint Granger calm, We'll just stop by saints with the 73 lead over the Chicago Bears. It'll be the first offensive series of the second half of Drew Brees and company breached 14 of 23 for 120 yards and a touchdown in the first half. Camaro. Back off the coded list eight carries for 39 yards in the first half of the anti Harris five catches. 68 rightfully all wide receivers on first down its Camaro from the 15 starts right, a step back to the left and bursts forward to the 22 yard line. That's a seven yard gain on the play. Alvin Kamara, and it'll bring up second down. You know, I know it might be too deep in your own territory. Little Temple right here might not be a bad idea. But there are so many personnel groups that Sean Payton likes to use that he s a substitute pretty often marketed 21. It's a six yard pick up its second and four Camaro With 45 yards rushing on the afternoon, He'll shift to the right of Drew Brees, whose on the right hash moving from our right to our left awaiting the shotgun snap. It comes in chest. I fumbled exchanges, he tried to hand it to Camaro and Camaro fortunate. He was able to fall forward right on top of the football at 21 Yard line. No loss on the play. But more importantly, for the Saints. No lost football brings up 34. It looked like through tried to once He got this shotgun snap that he wanted to take one half step back like he was going to Throw the ball, drop back and then push the ball forward toward tomorrow and there was just no mess there with the hand off. You just ruined a good first downplay. Okay, no gain or loss of one on second, down third and four at the 21 Harris motions behind Drew Brees on third and four breeze. Looking deep down the left side, Thomas's Open. He's got it in the field and Thomas in the Bear's territory, pulled down at the 41 of Chicago, Kyle Fuller. Finally caught up with Michael Thomas,.