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Be Problem Solvers, Not Problem Causers
"I'm trying to understand that sentiment because when I listen to, you know, I used to listen to people. It's a guy named James T Harris. He has a show with conservative circus. I listened to James C Harris and I used to be upset with James T Harris because he used to always go after Barack Obama. But then when I started to consider that what he was actually saying and I began to grow mentally from my whole mentality of I have to be a Democrat, I had to be a Democrat, I started to really see that, well, maybe, you know, the stuff he's saying is making sense. Now, some of it may be hard some of it, I may not like, but is it the truth or is it not the truth? And for me, you know, what's happening is you're hearing from conservatives are response to liberals. They're out here in the ether and all they do is complain about victimhood. All the black and brown person is oppressed. The people who are in political positions on the liberal side, they're always complaining, they're always bashing white people, they're always crying about racism, racism, racism. They say they need to defund the police, police are out here attacking black people. And then you hear somebody on the other side, which is in the conservative on the conservative side as a black man, you get sick of that stuff.
Kamala Harris Makes Incoherent Statement on Pro-Life Movement
"Let me get to Kamala's clip. Road clip two. Consciously and affirmatively, respecting. That we should not. There's nothing about this movement that in any way is trying to convert people. To change people in terms of what are their deeply held beliefs as it relates to their faith. If she say as it relates to one more time, I'm gonna lose my mind and walk off the radio. This chick, the passage of time as it relates to the passage of time because when time passes, it passes in time in passing time. That's what that's what she sounds like. Cackling Kamala. I mean, listen, you know, I'm very shocked that some of these people claim to be Christians or Catholics and all this other stuff. And they support an abortions. I never get it.
Man Sentenced to Life for Killing Retired Officer
"Let me get back to David dorn because this was a situation that kind of hit close to home with me, giving the fact that I'm a former police officer. And I saw the video of David dorn, his last breath. I saw the video, people played it online. If you asked me watching David dorn, breathe his last breath was a lot more traumatic and my opinion than George Floyd. Yet nobody cared except conservatives about David dorm. Let me finish the article that I was expressing to you guys before. And it says dawn and for officers were struck by bullets while other officers were pelted with rocks and fireworks and 55 businesses were burglarized and damaged across St. Louis during this protest and it says protests they should say tears the tag and they should call it a riot.
Emerson Collins on 'Bring Your Bible to School Day'
"Could you please explain to the people the significance of this particular event annual event of encouraging young people are people in general to bring their bibles to school. Yeah, Brandon, thanks so much for having me. Yeah, the reason why it's so important that you bring your Bible to school is because the Bible is so important. God's word is so important. It doesn't take very long to look around and see the darkness in our world and in our culture and the same that is so prevalent around us. And how do we fight that thing? Well, the Bible is our story. The Bible is our weapon. And we are like warriors. And we should not be warriors in a battle zone in a war zone without our weapons to fight the enemy. So God's word is our weapon against the forces of darkness. And not only that, it is also a source of life itself. And you bring the work of God with you into your school places into your areas of education for that that light can shine God's truth can shine in those areas where we desperately need it.
Who Are We to Judge?
"Can I just keep it real with y'all for a second? Am I gonna really judge Herschel down the domestic violence thing is a little different, but Herschel Walker having four kids by four different women. Am I really gonna come out against him when I got two kids about two different women? I'm just being honest. And everybody that's honest, that's willing to keep it 100. Some of y'all know that if the roads, if you had, you know, your luck had run out a couple times, you would have more kids than you have now. You just so happened to do something you weren't supposed to be doing. And you just got lucky. Now I'm not saying it's luck, a specifically, or a bad luck that you have more than one kid or multiple kids because at the end of the day, if you don't want to be, you don't want to have kids, you should be bumping and grinding and pumping and sweating. But all of us know that we're one step away from making really bad mistakes. I think some people will know that have been in situations where you are in a tumultuous relationship with a woman who was absolutely out of her mind that you know that you were one step away from being involved in a domestic violence dispute. You probably wanted to, but you got enough common sense to know that you're not going to put your hands on somebody, but that's been the rest of your life. It's been a long period of time in jail and running your reputation and your kids look at you crazy now and now you're a DV person.
Can Herschel Walker Recover After Recent Accusations?
"Yesterday I spoke about this to an extent beyond imaginable about Herschel Walker and the whole dilemma with him and his son and his run for the Senate seat in the state of Georgia. You know, Brandon, why do you feel like that this is important? Because I'm a father. In this country, according to the way we look at people and race, I'm a black man. And then also when you look at the political position that Hershey walkers in, he's a conservative. So as a father, as a black conservative, this is very interesting and I believe I have some insight. I'm a finish it, though, or say, I'm just going to give a short brief synopsis of it. And then we're going to move to something else. I ain't talking about this all day. But I know a lot of people are wondering, and a lot of people have said this to me even yesterday. Will Herschel Walker be able to fare after what was said of the day? Will he be able to finish strong in the race? And there's a compelling argument that a lot of people may be thinking this is a takedown knockdown drag out against Herschel Walker, but if you look at history, people have done much worse and still fare better.
Attorney General of Texas, Ken Paxton, Talks Uvalde and Gun Rights
"Switch gears because one of the times that you and I have been together a lot was around the tragedy that you've already in the shooting down there. You've been a very staunch advocate of Second Amendment. You also made the argument that the real practical reasons for gun ownership and others. Does it bother? Does it still amaze you maybe as a better way to put this at the left just complete focus on the object of a crime instead of the ones that have committed the crime? And I think that's the part that anytime something happens to gun. It's always the gun, no matter what it is. And you know, again, we saw a lot of problems and you've already you led the charge there to make sure that that was uncovered. What do you see in that fight in that debate? Well, look, I'm convinced that the left hates the constitutional freedoms that were given under the First Amendment and the Second Amendment rather the Fourth Amendment. And they spend a lot of time attacking those. And they don't believe in the constitution, they don't think that the founders did a good job creating this country. And so they're slowly but surely trying to attack all of these freedoms that we have. And one of them clearly, the Second Amendment was pretty important to the founders they listed it second. And realized that the real threat was the government coming in with weapons and the citizens were unarmed, unable to protect themselves. And so they used every excuse they can. And look, the excuse literally, if anybody of half intelligence thinks about this, it makes no sense that if you pass a law to limit lawful citizens from having weapons that somehow somebody that's willing to kill somebody, it's going to violate a murder law that somehow they're going to follow a gun law. It makes literally it's like the stupidest argument I've ever heard on any issue, that one is really the highest level of stupidity. It makes no sense. And yet they argue it every day, like it's like common sense.
Ken Paxton and Doug on the Lack of Disincentives for Border Crossers
"Thing and you've mentioned this over and over again and I think our listeners will understand this. When there is an invitation basically to come saying, look, you come, you'll be okay. It invites more people to come. But when you have a situation like that was developed under the Trump administration and the border patrol during the time, in which there was a, hey, you're going to sit and Mexico for 6, 9 months or longer. It became a disincentive to come. And I think that's the part that people are missing right now. And frankly, it's amazing to me how the Democrats just don't want to talk about. No, because they don't want to solve this problem. This is actually a strategy. And it's clear to me that the strategy because they announced it on day one. They want to get as many people here as fast as they can, as many illegal people here as possible. And if it cost American lives, if it costs the lives of some of the immigrants, which it does, if it costs the lives of some of our children because of the fentanyl overdose issue, it's all worth it to them because they're going to get more votes out of this. And remember, they're bringing them mostly to Republican states. There's a lot of complaints at the end of the democratic states. If they come to a Republican states, it actually harms us economically. We have to pay for it. And because we're doing so much better than Democrat states because we have better policies, we have lower taxes, we have more freedom. And everybody's moving to our states. They are actually trying to harm harm Republican states to try to allow competition to be more equal with democratic states who are doing their own harm.
Ken Paxton, AG of Texas, Discusses the Issue of Asylum
"Things is, is this asylum issue. And from a legal standpoint, both you and our attorneys and looking at, this is what I faced is ranking member and judiciary and on July committee is there was a perverted sense of what asylum is. From Texas Swiss perspective, how does that make it harder in this? And it might be explained to people who might be listening, why what the Biden administration is doing with asylum is basically just a breaking of a law when it comes to accepting people on asylum issues. Well, asylum is the exception that swallows the rule. I mean, we have a federal law that says you can't cross the border illegally and that there's a process to go through to become a citizen or to get some type of working Visa. And in this case, they're using asylum to let anybody that just says the word asylum come in the country. We suit over it. And we were successful at the district court level in federal court. We were successful at the 5th circuit. And the U.S. Supreme Court we lost. We lost with Robertson Kavanaugh joining the other side. And the argument was pretty simple on our side. The law says, shall, and the shell is we are shell detained. Anybody that crosses the claims that they're asking for asylum, we are supposed to either detain or shell, send them back to the country of origin until their hearing. And that's what Trump is doing is a very effective, it was very effective to keep illegal immigration numbers down. The Biden administration got rid of the word shall and made it a may, and they argue that you guys in Congress, it was your fault because you didn't provide enough facilities. And so they couldn't detain him. So they had to let him go. And of course, that's a bogus argument because the reason that so many are coming in is not because Congress didn't do the right thing. The Biden administration invited people from day one. Hey, we're not going to deport you. So come on in. So the reason we don't have enough of facilities, the reason Congress didn't plan is because they didn't know the Biden administration was going to invite everybody here.
Doug Sits Down With Ken Paxton, the Attorney General of Texas
"Don't mind, take a minute or two and just sort of tell us about being born in North Dakota. You know, why not? You know, here we go. And just bring it up to where we're at now is sort of giving them a background of who you are. Yeah, so my dad was an air force B-52 pilot, so I was born in mine at North Dakota live there the first 5 years of my life. We moved to Florida for a couple of months where my dad trained to go to Vietnam. He was flying a smaller plane in Vietnam. And so then we moved to New York with my grandparents, while my dad was a Vietnam for a year and from there, North Carolina for a few years and then I mostly grew up in California. Escaped California moved Oklahoma and then when I had a choice, when I was 18, I moved to Texas and went to Baylor university and ultimately ended up at the University of Virginia law school and then back in Texas and married here in four children that all were born in the great state of Texas.
Kelly Armstrong and Doug Discuss the Future of Criminal Justice
"Then you have members of Senate member of Congress who use every example of a show that all we need to do is be locking up everybody and throwing away the key. And we know that that is just, frankly, just not a good idea either, because number one, it doesn't work. Number two, it costs more than we could ever have. And we're already the most incarcerated country in the world. And we're wanting to throw more at it. How do we break through on this though? How do we make the, this is the question is this bugging me? And because I'm working on another op-ed right now talking about this, but it's bugging me in the sense of that this whole idea of making the system better is being undermined by actually groups who have sought fault for this for years, but it went so far extreme that is shaping the narrative in the public is picking on it. How do we get back to a place where we can have this discussion? Well, I mean, so I used to say this when I practice law, really good lawyers became average lawyers because they didn't trust the juries. Good politicians become average politicians because they don't trust voters. Like I'm on a crack parody and sentencing Bill. I spent ten years as a public defender in North Dakota. Do you know how many crack cases I had? Exactly zero. Like zero. I never had one. And I go home and talk about this all the time. And I talked about this in rural conservative places. And you know what? When I'm done talking to them, it makes sense. I don't take a ton of heat, but they do care about if you're letting violent criminals out. And they do care about those types of things. And they do it. But I think, I mean, educating more people about it and being willing to do it, but the other answer to all of this is when really woke liberal policies pushed it pendulum so far the other way and attack police officers for doing their jobs and we elect prosecutors who don't want to prosecute violent criminals. It's really difficult to go back home and say, hey, this is the time to do this. But I will say this and I think this is important because of the fentanyl crisis and the opioid crisis that has come across this country far more people, rural urban, every socioeconomic status you can think of every race you can think of. There is hardly anybody who hasn't been touched by this crisis. This addiction. So it's easier to have the conversation about the things you and I care about. We're going to hold you accountable. We're going to get you treatment. We're going to show you some grace. And we're going to give you a second chance.
Rep. Kelly Armstrong Shares the Latest on the Continuing Resolution
"It should be the month in which your finalizing actual appropriations, actual plans, actual stuff. But as we've come to find out, this is, you know, and we experienced this, we even who we are majority is, we got a very broken appropriation system in D.C., and in a lot of reasons for that, but it needs to fix. A lot of stuff's being talked about now about adding on how far the CR continuing resolution is going to go. Give us a little bit of an update on what that looks like and how we can fit that in. Sure. I think right now, I mean, this week in D.C. is what I call a filler week. You understand what I mean. We're voting on suspensions. We're doing some of those things because the Democrats in the Senate are trying to negotiate whether they can get Joe Manchin's super secret top secret permitting Bill attached to it, and they've got 72 House progressives who said they aren't going to support it. Bernie has already come out against it. And at the same time, you're trying to negotiate whether the CR will run until December or potentially till January. So my guess is the permitting stuff will end up off the bill. I don't know how they get there. They're not getting a lot of sympathy from Republicans on the Senate side, permitting is something I actually know a little bit about, considering North Dakota and the oil and gas in the shale boom. I don't think any Republicans have been brought into the conversation on this. So my guess is by the end of this week, I mean, if I had to guess and this is just game theory, we'll find out that the permitting stuff's going to be stripped off, which is what I said when the original build back mansion Bill came to the floor anyway. You
Congressman Kelly Armstrong Discusses Voting in North Dakota
"About elections and getting people registered and voting and I know this week we've got even more electoral count stuff from Liz Cheney zoloft and others. But I remember you surprised me back when we were dealing with some of the Democrats wanting to nationalize elections. When you discussed voter registration or lack of it in North Dakota. For our listeners, just for a minute, explain how that works in North Dakota. And you'll have a great success at it. Yeah, we have the easiest ballot access of anywhere in the country. You get a thousand signatures. Sometime before the first week in September, you can qualify for the ballot as an independent. And we don't have voter registration. You know, we're going to talk about an electoral count act Bill as a law grant Liz Cheney doing all that, but Amy Klobuchar just introduced a same day registration bill in the Senate. And I'm going to have to go talk to them about that because we have to be excluded from it. We don't have registration. Every time the Democrats do one of their election messaging bills, I got to go up to the rules committee. And I got to educate our Friends, Jamie Raskin and all of the and they don't believe it. Nobody ever believes it. I'm like, I need an exception because you guys are actually going to make it harder to vote in North Dakota.
Congressman Jason Lewis Talks Trump-Hating Republicans
"Explain to me. Again, talk about revisionist history or just changing history. I don't care what you call it. But how can you have, quote, and I'm tired of looking at this, you go on MSNBC, CNN, and sometimes even Fox or in others. And you see these Republican consultants who have not worked for criticized president Trump every day of the week. They criticize Republicans. They, I mean, they work against what is considered, you know, many of us consider conservative, but yet the mainstream media out there is because here's Republican consultants. No, those are not Republicans anymore. Let's at least move them to independent. Let's do something to say, they're not where the Republican voters are today. And if they were, they'd be out there being hired, but they just don't reflect it. That's the part where the media tries to make by using labels. Everybody look the same and that try to isolate those who are pointing out the deficiencies in their argument. It is hard to overestimate the falsity of Steve Schmidt or Rick Wilson ever be considered a Republican. And this whole notion of and this is I'm glad you brought this up because everybody thinks it's Trump's abrasive personality. And let's be honest, it's a different kind of politician. You and I both know that. Not afraid to say that. But different times call for different leaders. But it wasn't that buggy. I mean, oh, he's not humble enough. I think Barack Obama was humbled, Bill Clinton. It was the issues Trump was threatening them with. The end of globalism, the controlling the border, all of these issues that they were advising their Republicans on you. You really ought to come out with a climate platform. You really just need to do that. And don't alienate the Human Rights Campaign by being a traditionalist, you can't do that. And so Trump was threatening that status quo issue wise, and I think that's why they turned on him. That's why they didn't like him. And now from Bill crystal to Schmidt, Wilson, they are venomous in their hatred.
Why Congressman Jason Lewis Wrote Political Book 'Party Animal'
"What brought you to write the book and what are you trying to communicate in? Well, you're on judiciary, ranking members. So you know all about how we weaponize the bottles of the bureaucracy. And that hit me between the eyes in the 115th. I started thinking about this. And then just the craziness that was happening with the Trump, starting with the inauguration, and you were talking about people protesting. I had protesters on my front lawn. You and I were being demagogue over the American healthcare act, which was a good piece of legislation. And I thought, this is getting out of control. And I'm afraid that if you let the left right history, you're never going to learn from. And that's what was happening already with CNN going after every Republican and it was getting out of hand. But I think the epiphany for me was, you know, if you're not on the intelligence committee, you don't get to see the Intel until they say, okay, members can come over and view this. And it was when we did that and trudged over to the capitol visitor center and looked at this stuff and all I remember Doug is sitting there going, is this all there is. Is this? And we were consumed for two years. It was thwarting our ability to move legislation. The media were Gaga over this line. Just absolute line. Trump is going to be indicted tomorrow. He's a Russian asset. Now there was a Trump Tower meeting. All of which proved to be a lie. And I thought, okay, I'm going to start taking a journal. And so I started writing a journal. And what happened was that started to continue through three campaign cycles, 16, 18, and 20. Well, then 20 came around, I'm the Senate nominee, and we are locked down except for a rioters in Minneapolis. The third precinct was broke was burnt to the ground, talking about destroying government property, right? And it was so orwellian, I continued with these journals, and so now, in 2021, at this all these journals and you know what it's like to write a book, you got to put it in readable fashion. So I found a cabin in the Minnesota northwoods and for a year and a half, I just hunkered down and wrote basically a history of how we got to the point where we'd weaponize the government on behalf of one party.
Doug Sits Down With Former Congressman Jason Lewis of Minnesota
"Us a little bit about your background and then what, you know, what staircase you fell down to say, I need to run for Congress, you know? Well, you do, I was in the airport the other day and somebody came up to me, and said, I know you, then you used to fill in for Russia and you were in Congress for a while and I said, yep, that's me and they said, whatever happened to you anyway. We all get those. Well, look, I grew up in a small business family. My mom was from north Minneapolis. My dad was from Iowa. We settled in the Hawkeye state, but Minnesota was the second home. So when I fell into talk radio after graduate school, I had an opportunity to go home to Minneapolis and St. Paul, I did. And that was in the early 90s and raised my two daughters here for 30 years. Loved it. Got into radio. It was fortunate enough to hit the timing was good, telling them for rush and had my own syndicated show for a while. But at some point, Doug, you know what it's like, you can be a commentator so long, but after a while, you got to put your money where your mouth is and you want to get on the field and play. Because the only way to really change things is to vote for them. So I thought, in most, by the way, most commentators won't talk most talk show hosts don't do that because they can demagogue your previous comments like Supreme Court Justices. And I knew that would happen with me and it did with CNN and all the rest. But I didn't really care. I just said, look, I want to do something. And I was fortunate to come into Congress with a new president when we really had an opportunity to do things and we did. But it was really just more of an angst about, look, you can talk all day long, but at some point, you know, suit up, get in the game. And so I did do that and served. I thought in one of the more consequential terms of Congress, and then I ran for the U.S. Senate alongside the president here in Minnesota, and two years ago and October, we were neck and neck with Tina Smith, who was the Democrat, I would say from Minnesota, but really she represents Planned Parenthood. Her former employer. But I felt that we were going to win Minnesota. I really felt the president went. And we did great. I collected more votes than any other statewide candidate in Minnesota history. We outperformed the top of the ticket by two points, but we had 1.9 million absentee ballots at 60% of the total Minnesota vote gained by mail.
The Power of Entrepreneurship With Grant Stinchfield
"Got canceled from newsmax, most of us said, well, what am I going to do? Especially a TV person where you're only skills to you. There's not a lot of jobs where you're hosting an 8 o'clock prime time show for a conservative talk show host. But I never ever worried because I had the skill of entrepreneurship and really I don't even call myself an entrepreneur. What I call myself as a small time capitalist. If you can learn the skill of going out and buying a cash flowing business, not wanting to have to turn around, a casual business that you think you can build up, you'll always be able to make money. It's a great skill and I'm so grateful that I was able to do that. This goes to what Donald Trump typifies. Now he did it on a huge level. He's a massive capitalist. I could only dream to be like that. And actually, I actually don't have desires to be a billionaire. I just want to be successful, pay my bills, take my family on vacation, go out to eat to me, that's the American Dream. I don't need to be a billionaire. I like money. Don't get me wrong, but I don't need to be a billionaire. Donald Trump is the only billionaire I know. That was able to relate to the working class the way he did. We almost felt like he was one of us. When you looked at him he talked like us, he was an outsider like us. It didn't seem like he had he was so high and mighty that he was part of the ruling class and there is a ruling class of career politicians in Washington. Donald Trump was not that guy. And for a billionaire to relate to real Americans who all they want to do is be able to provide for their families and have that opportunity. I think that's the chord that he struck and he made us realize that the media was not working for us and Washington politicians, including many Republicans, are not working for us. And I've said, and what Donald Trump really helped me get to the point of realizing this is once you realize the government is willing to lie to you and you realize that the media is willing to lie to you. Once you come to that conclusion that that's a strong possibility, your eyes can now be open to all of the schemes they are playing against us. But you've got to end up getting to that conclusion. They
Grant Stinchfield Shares His Origin Story
"The things that I've always said about this and my listeners have heard it many times from interviews from everybody that I've done from political leaders to other business leaders is they know us and I know you get this I get this. They know aspire TV. They know us by they say hey I know you've had this at airport. I know you and you know oh yeah yeah okay and then you go but they don't know who we are. So one of the things I always like to do when I take these time for guests is just sort of give where grant came from. I mean, how did you get to this point where your opinion it or as you said you've been influencing a lot you're a powerful force in that, where did that come from? What was the give the background for us? Well, I appreciate that. I come from a family of entrepreneurs. My father didn't go to college. He was a contractor in New York just recently retired. Build big giant houses and Westchester county, New York. My grandfather was an electrical contractor. He was an Italian named immigrant, but he was first generation here. His father was, and they had a large electrical construction company in New York City. And I got to watch them at times, struggle, worry about making payroll. And at times I watched them on top of the world. We had all kinds of money and we're going on vacation, and I watched these ebbs and flows, but I always saw it while my grandfather used to say, no matter what happens, don't ever blow your cool. And he never ever did even through all of his struggles. And I could see that strength and he was a World War II veteran. My father had a lot of that kind of strength as well. And so I saw that, I went to work for the family business, ultimately I was watching TV one day, looking at a reporter, I hated construction in New York City. I was always a conservative. I didn't like the politics there. I said, I'm going to get a job as a reporter. I went to Missoula, Montana, went all around the country as a reporter. Until finally, in 2011, I was covering the Super Bowl in Dallas for the NBC station here. There was an ice storm going on. We had the Super Bowl here. I don't know if you remember this. I'm standing on a bridge, Doug. Telling people to drive slow in an ice storm as if they don't know, to drive slow in an ice storm, right? I said to myself, during the economy taking, if you remember from 2008 to 2012, it was really bad and TV stations were not doing well. I managed to keep my job because I was doing all kinds of different things from chasing storms and sports and investigative reporting. But I put that microphone down after telling people to drive slow. And I said, a monkey could do this job. And I'm getting paid the money I get paid. This isn't going to last.
"collins" Discussed on The Doug Collins Podcast
"To be. So to sum it up today, again, for a Biden administration that is so worried about poll numbers. It's so worried about, you know, supposedly their image and why they're not getting things done and how can they do things better? They went after the day again the school lunch program. Is there any bottom left to this administration that they would attack the monies for school systems that feed kids? Many of which who can't afford school lunch, the only place that they get a healthy breakfast, a healthy life, and when they put that out there, they're in deciding that to confront those and to not to pander to those on the left, that they're willing to say that unless your school system changes its signage, changes its policies related to gender identity and the proved view of the Biden administration when it comes to the LGBTQ community. You're going to be cut off from your school lunch funds. Take that one and think about it. And we'll be back next time on the Doug Collins podcast. Hey everybody, I just want to talk about sleep. You know why I want to talk about sleep? It's because I just got out from underneath my pillow bedsheets and my pillow that I keep under my head every night because I like to sleep on my side I'll actually sleep on my back, a lot of sleep I'm moving on and my pillow is just the best thing that goes under my head. It keeps me getting restless sleep. The sheets are amazing. It's just what you need. Everybody understands you need 7 hours of sleep. Why not sleep in some of the best products out there? And Mike and the folks at my pill are great folks to do this with and you can go to my pillow dot com or you can call them at 805 6 four 8 four 7 5. You'd code word Collins. COL INS, you won't want to miss this. If you have not got these bedsheets, you need them. They're amazing. They're soft. They don't wear out. Do you need those to get that sleep against your body at night? And provide that cooling just soothing nature. They let you get the most sleep. But you know, they're not just about bed sheets and pillows. They also have the my slippers, amazing. I don't wear, I've talked to you about it before. I don't wear slippers, but I do wear my slippers. They're amazingly comfortable. You can wear them outside. You can wear them inside..
"collins" Discussed on The Doug Collins Podcast
"But again, when you're looking at the big picture, gun deaths, as we've talked about, are not among the rifle shotgun category. Again, it's something to respond to is something to make people say, look, if he had been 18, this would have been in place, this will happen. I'll grant you that. If this law had been in place, he could not have legally purchased the fire. But my question to you is, is if he wanted to actually do something bad with a firearm, do you not think he could have found it? Joe Biden's words himself said, back in the 1990s and I'm not any laws or any restrictions are going to keep those who illegally are criminals from getting firearms. This is Joe Biden's own words from back in the early 90s. Also in this package was, again, looking at magazines bump stocks as you move forward in just the normal wish list of liberal ideas when it comes to guns. And also getting into safe storage at home. Again, guns are used for self defense. The vast vast majority of Americans who have a gun have a gun for self defense. And now if you're going to mandate storage, you're going to mandate how they storm and where they storm and the access and easy access to them in the middle of the night. Again, you're sort of relegating these gun as far as from a self defense perspective to nonexistence. If you're using a gun for self defense and you have one at night and you want to be easily access to it, you're not going to go through a code or a combination or a key print, you need to be able to access that firearm. And quick manner if someone is breaking into your house in the middle of the night. Again, this is all about show. This is all about taking the issue and moving forward. Now, I do want to update you to the Senate is talking about a couple of issues that you do need to be aware of. One is red flag issues and mandating certain parameters to the states. This is something I want you to watch very carefully. I know 19 states including Florida and others have already had these red flag laws up. There has been a lot of concern about who can report how they can report and what process new process rights are being given away. If you do not, if you report somebody that is either going to hurt themselves or hurt others with a fire and so that the police and the judge can write an order saying that you can take those firearms for a short amount of time. This is being negotiated by John cornyn and others. This one would be one that I can say moving a little bit. What you're not seeing is the age restriction owned rage limit being raised from 18 to 21. You're not seeing that in the Senate bill. So there are certain aspects here that I think you may see as this goes forward. It will not be what the house is presented and again, this is a discussion that happens every time. We go through this, but there seems to be some movement in the House and the Senate, the house, again, version will not pass the Senate will not make it past and they're not going to change the cloture rule in the Senate to make this happen. So just an update, quick update here on discussions that we've had on the dotcom podcast about where the gun regulations are and what the Congress is response to the tragic shootings in Texas are going.
"collins" Discussed on The Doug Collins Podcast
"About it all the time. You have what is the attack on women's sports, which science and documentation have stated all along that this is a problem that males competing in female sports. You can just see it mostly in the results. If you want to say anywhere else, that this is becoming a problem. So I say all this to say to listen to this, the ones that are not for a divisive issue such as this. Liberals who are all the time talking about the poor, the underprivileged, those who don't have the abilities on their own to feed themselves or have adequate housing or these kind of things. These are the ones that are actually going to be hurt the worst. So in their push to bring everybody into their left, woke agenda when it comes to gender identity and sexual preference. These are the kind of things that are being that are being discussed. They're going to use food money to do it and they're going to basically put food money at risk for the kids who actually need it the most. And it's just amazing to me. Now let me give you a number. In 2018 to 2020, averaged about 26 million kids had were a fan through the school lunch programs. 26 million kids through 2018 to 2020 and lunches served. And the percent of those receiving the free or reduced launch was about 68%. So think about what we're dealing with here. Not only are we spending 26 million, but for those also who are being subsidized in this program so that they get free and reduced lunch was about 68% of these students. So again, there's a large percentage of folks out there and whether we realize this or not. And if you're fortunate enough to live in an area in which you have a grocery store or a two grocery stores on every corner, consider yourself lucky, but there's a lot of places in our society today in cities and urban areas in which crime and other issues are just jobs and economics have caused the grocery stores to leave those areas and not be a part they are actual food deserts if you would. And in the middle of some of our largest urban cities. And to take away or threaten to take away funds that would provide the provide for the school systems to provide lunches or breakfast to those students who come to their schools, it's just a thought for me that is abhorrent. It's amazing that they're using the pawn of kids in schools to press forward on a left agenda that is going to do nothing but tear up the communities in which they're involved. And then if the communities choose not to take, or they get cut off from these funds, then they're going to have to assess these funds onto their own budgets, many of them are going to have to if they choose to do so, raise property taxes, or they're going to have to find other ways to cut stuff in their school budgets to provide for the food. Again, when you look at this, it is an interesting to me. And we're doing this and again, just from a statistical point of view. You said, well, you know, the LGBTQ community and they should not be discriminated against. I'm not saying you discriminate against them. But also you have to put it in perspective that we're doing this, especially when it comes to the gender identity. We're dealing with less than point really 1% of the entire population. And most of the time, depending on the study, it's been less than that. It's grown recently in some of the younger studies. But for the most part, in the population as a whole, you're less than 1% of the population who this will affect. And these are the adult population, it's harder to number the kids in this. 6% total 7% total identify in some way in the LGBTQ community as a whole of our population. I do not deny their rights. I do not deny their existence and that's a choice that they get to live in a free country, such as ours. What is amazing to me is that Joe Biden and his administration.
"collins" Discussed on The Doug Collins Podcast
"It is just amazing to me is we did last week. We talked about how Biden just seems to blame everybody for everything that's going on. And one of the things that I think that just missing so many times in this, just the fact that their policies are what is not live. They're policies are what is being rejected by the American people. And they just, it just seems to pile up. Now let's think about this for just a minute. Biden came in with every advantage you could possibly want. Okay, when he came into office, he had a willing media willing press. Everybody was, you know, from the media perspective to give him more than a chance. And then, you know, after the whole instance with the transition with January 6th, then with the inauguration, where there's everything that he piled up on the election from 2020, the media was giving, I mean, there was no bad stories about Joe Biden. He could have stayed in the basement all he wanted to do in the media would have never said a word about it. In fact, they didn't. Say a word about it. When he first came in, there was this lifting of spirits and everything was going to get better, but immediately they started implementing what Biden and promise is a far left policy of everything from bringing back mask mandates to enforcing them regulations on businesses further to continuing a process of isolation. It was really more or less designed frankly to scare people. It seemed a lot more than anything else. And it began to erode a little bit of that trust, but it never broke. So let's continue to think about what did it do? What did they do with all this goodwill? All these great poll numbers he's now so lamenting about and blaming everybody else in the world
"collins" Discussed on The Doug Collins Podcast
"Here on the Doug Collins show. You know, right after the Supreme Court draft opinion was leaked, the left went into hysterics. And saying, everything is just going to be wrong and the world is ending and you know, if this is struck down, then you're going to have all these other things struck down and never let a good false narrative mess you up and that would be into representative Eric swalwell from California. Their newest recipient that I'm done with the award. Now this is not new for Eric swalwell to send out the information that is not exactly true. This information he sent out on tweet the other day was, well, if you will is to the tweet that says, the Republicans won't stop with banning abortion, they want to ban interracial marriage. Nobody said that. The blue rule itself, Alito in the opinion, even knocked that argument down, but it didn't stop. Eric swalwell from increasing his Twitter following an increasing the misinformation about what was going on out there. I guess like I said, would jank would say this was misinformation, or was she just let it pass since it's on the left. But again, I think it was actually funny that several sent back the quote, maybe the what needs to be banned is from members of Congress actually fraternizing with Chinese spies. Maybe that should be the one that this should be banned. And that's what actually should be ma'am. But this is not Eric swalwell's first chance at this. When we were doing the impeachment investigations, they were making the claim that the supposedly withheld money from Ukraine was causing people to die unnecessarily because they were not getting the resource they need. We made it a very point. Even the mainstream news media said this is not true. This money was proactive. It was not for current time. And we said this is not true. People are not dying and being injured because of this money not going. Guess who jumped to the conclusion that nope, that's all wrong. It makes good. It sells the point of impeachment. I'm going to keep it out there, Eric swalwell. After I explained this as much as I possibly could, he comes out and says it again. Again, you can't fix those who want to spread disinformation for political gain. So with that, don't spread anymore, but he's going to if you want to see what this information looks like many times and in the political spin of disinformation, you go to representative Eric swalwell's Twitter side and you will find it. And for that, Eric swalwell is the newest member of I'm done with you. And with that, that's the end of this Doug Collins podcast. We'll see you again soon. Make sure that you download, subscribe, make sure if you like, if you have a chance go ahead and like our podcast, leave a comment, love to hear from you. Share this podcast with those in your close connection to circles is we could go in this community of the Doug Collins podcast together, we keep growing together each and every week as we come and share the information that keeps conservatives growing and where we can be a viable force in our communities as we go forward. Thanks. We'll see you again soon. Hey everybody, I just want to talk about sleep. You know why I want to talk about sleep? It's because I just got out from underneath my pillow bedsheets and my pillow that I keep under my head every night because I like to sleep on my side I'll actually sleep on my back. I'll actually move at night and my pillow is just the best thing that goes under my head. It keeps me getting restless sleep. The sheets are amazing. It's just what you need. Everybody understands you need 7 hours of sleep. Why not sleep in some of the best products out there? And Mike and the folks at my pillow are great folks to do this with and you can go to my pillow dot com or you can call them at 805 6 four 8 four 7 5. You'd code word Collins. COL INS, you won't want to miss this. If you have not got these Giza bedsheets, you need them. They're amazing. They're soft. They don't wear out the you need those to get that sleep against your body at night and provide that cooling just soothing nature. They let you get the most sleep. But you know, they're not just about bed sheets and pillows. They also have the my slippers, amazing. I don't wear, I've talked to you about it before. I don't wear slippers, but I do wear my slippers. They're amazingly comfortable. You can wear them outside. You can wear them inside. Great products. You've got towels. You've got all kinds of stuff. Go to my pillow dot com. It's spring cleaning time. It's spring time to get out there and try and buy new things. Replace some of your old stuff. You'll run a place your towels get some other products for your bedroom. All at my pillow dot com. My pillow dot com or a call 805 6 four 8 four 7 5, use the promo code Collins..
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"It's a time to step up. Now's the time to say, hey, look, no, even if this was meant for good, if you even give the benefit of the doubt that this disinformation government board was out there to actually make something better, then you've got to look at the slippery slope in which you're on. And that slippery slope in which you're only is will they stick to the quote script of just dealing maybe with the border or the disinformation to those coming, you know, being fed to those who are coming to the border or will it then begin to take on the fact that if I said that the border is open and the motor is not being protected as it should, well, I be held as are shown to be. Someone who is giving out quote disinformation. It's amazing what we're seeing now that we didn't know two years ago with COVID that was forced upon us as a people are now coming back and saying, well, you know, it didn't really work out that way. You know, looking at the age grouping, looking at the shots, looking at everything else, the question always will bring up in yourself is what is truth and what is not. That's as simple as I can get it here on the Doug Collins podcast. I want you to understand that this is why many people are up in arms about this different disinformation governance board and Juan Nina jank was who comes up with a super cattle fragile XP Allan osha's hints in rhymes at what she views as disinformation and so interesting that always seems to be conservatives as she goes after. Now whether you agree or disagree with some of these conservatives like Giuliani and others, but she always seems to go after the things that are coming up from the right is different information. If it comes from the left, it's okay and she would promote it, such as the hunter rodden laptop story from the left, the being from the Trump team, being the steel dossier, which she purported, the Russian coal false collusion narrative, which she supported. I mean, in just looking at the, these different issues of taking history and taking the facts and spinning them into a political narrative. So folks, we're going to keep, I'm going to keep up with this. I'm not going to spend a lot more time here today on it, but I wanted you to be aware of why people were talking about this information in governance board. Why resembles very much the George orwellian 1984 prototype of controlling minds and thoughts. And remember, you know, we can break this down even further, but it's who is controlling. This is why it's so important for people at all levels to get involved, whether it be a school board level, kind of commission level, these lowest levels where you can actually affect change in what is going on at our schools and what is being taught to our children, then we understand that the truth is out there for people to research, find out, and then be able to articulate their point of view. Without the government saying, this is what we believe and this is why we believe it. When government is in control of what is right and wrong, the American people or any people ought to be very afraid. That is why when major orcas just glibly plays off this information board glibly plays off the idea of who's the arbiter of truth and then put someone there who obviously is very has a very strange relationship with disinformation herself. Why would we not worry about it? And that's my thoughts for today. That's what I believe. But before we get going today on this different information board, another disinformation person that I always like to go to is in way now having another addition of I'm done with you.
"collins" Discussed on The Doug Collins Podcast
"With race relations. You can go back at a time in which African American leads, African American, even supporting cast, were all cast in many times stereotypical roles. We started seeing that change out of the 70s into the 80s with the Cosby show, a different world and all these others shows coming out in which the characters were African American and stable families and wealthy upper middle class families you begin to see the change in perception that was being brought forward in a positive way that all of us are equal and race should not be an inhibitor to success and to happiness in the well. We see this coming along. We've seen it done in many other ways, but if you can control the news, the entertainment, the production of education and the arts, then you can train and train a generation however you wanted to see them fit. Now, the other one is ministry of love, ministry of love. It is one of your Law & Order, if you would. It's the ones that sort of monitor the people. Again, you have never thought this big brother knows. Big brother is watching a society that has now developed in the United States in such a freedom loving independently diverse group is we're now seeing this more and more into what we do and more and more into how it all breaks down. And this ministry of love, this one was one that Orwell thought was one of the first was the worst of the ministries. If you listen to his commentaries on this book, these were the thought police. This is why I've always Korean ish when we have the quote hate crimes legislation in which you're enhancing penalties based on a thought. And you see this problem here to keep order among the people, the ministry of love was the one that monitors arrest and takes care of those who descend from big brother to sand from the government and move forward. So in looking at that, can we get to an understanding of why people are bringing these 1984 references up? Well, I think I'm just sort of laid this out here for you. The ministries of truth, the ministry of love, the ministry of planning, the ministry of peace, all found in the orwellian books of 1984 are the very things that we're starting to see. Now, I am not a conspiracy theorist. I'm simply laying out what we have seen in literature, learning from the past and history to see where we're at today and why so many people are concerned that where we are today is leading us to a dark place that we don't want to be in which truth is only in the beholder of the government and the institutions that hold the keys to power that the keys to power are hailed by government in which they're wanting to crack down more and more in controls. Look at this, then look at it simply from the digestion of, as we say here, the ministry of love, whose monitoring people, and that if you control in the ministry of truth, the education system, then you're able to put into the ideology into the kids that you are teaching, which grows up a generation who are willing to not question authority or will believe whatever authority tells them. So, you know, look, I wanted to do that quick little dive into soundtrack and to say, this is why you're hearing 1984. This is why George Orwell's books are selling again. This is why, you know, folks as far up as the Kevin McCarthy, the minority leader in the House, he later the Republicans, you're hearing it all over, and you're even hearing someone on the left who are saying, why did we need to go here with this disinformation, governance board, especially when it was not put out with any rhyme reason and a thought that we needed the government to step in and look at these issues. Now, again, make your own determination here, but these are the kind of things that we raise up not to say as conspiracies. We just see them as fact. Again, what is the arbiter of truth here? The arbiter of truth is whoever determines what is real and what is not real. I want to bring this up because in this election year, you're going to be hearing a lot of things in the Biden administration is wanting you to believe that the economy is good. They're wanting you to believe that the programs that they've been in place, whether it be green energy or stimulus spending or maybe even getting rid of student loan debt or all the best ideas, the best plans in order to make sure that America is as best it can be. The problem is is that their plans that we've seen over the last 14 months, 15 months and are continuing in the future. Are their version of what they believe is best and they do not want to see dissent in that because then people will question what they are doing. This is why anytime we get close to what would be considered a ministry of truth. Anytime we get close to seeing a government that would be the arbiter of what is right and what is wrong and being able to take a major platform, whether it be news or whether it be entertainment or whether it be education, even the arts, and then weave that narrative into those underlying underlying paintings of these societal norms and values, then you're able to control where the society is going. This is always been the discussion with the left in wanting to control the narrative. If you control the narrative you control the thought. What do we do? Well now it's.
"collins" Discussed on The Doug Collins Podcast
"Does this really matter? Well, let's dig into this today. And I'm going to sort of, as we dig into this, if you don't have the history here, it's interesting that the Department of Homeland Security just a couple of weeks ago, put out what they're calling a disinformation governance board. Now, the overarching thought here is what they try to make everything believe. And not very well, especially with Nina Jack was who is actually the one that they put in charge of this. Mary Poppins of this information and she like to call herself. But let me just frankly say, again, we'll deal with miss Jane was in a minute. She has been one of the proponents of the lie of Russian disinformation. She has put out this information saying that the Hunter Biden laptop was merely a Trump campaign illusion or something dealing with Trump. It wasn't really real. It's sort of hard for me to see how this person now is going to be the minister of this truth of this information board. When they don't know how to tell the truth themselves and this is, we're going to get into this further. Now, the official thing is, is that for the most part, this was just combat and the disinformation spread at the board. Now, this is what they're saying. That, oh, well, we want to make sure people understand who are coming here, that this is not true. They can't just get in. And again, they're trying to put a pretty face on it. But this is what bureaucracies do. This is what folks on the left do. They are trying to control the narrative at the border, which, by the way, is to let me and many others to believe the secretary of Marcus alt to retire or be impeached one or the other. Whichever one he wants to do quit or be impeached because his main job is to protect the Homeland Security and the Mary idea that has been controlling the southern border and through the Biden administration and secretary of Marcus. They have allowed over 2 million illegal immigrants to come into this country just in the last 15 months. Now you didn't hear that number wrong. If you're listing along, you're watching here on the dog Collins podcast. I want you this is one of the reasons why I want you to subscribe to this podcast, share this podcast, get it to friends, get it out there because I want you to understand what's happening on the board of the mainstream media is not telling you about you can only hear it on places like here and other Alice is that the border is essentially open. I have spoken with border patrol agents. I have spoken with supervisor. I have heard from the front last that they are demoralized. They can not do their job. And without the, you know, without help of the wall and other issues that have that what they do quote catch coming through, whether it be drugs or people, others, they know that they're just being distracted while many, many more others are coming across at different points in the border. And without the manpower without the determination to keep people out of our southern border, then this is going to continue to be a problem. Why do I bring that up? Because the left we're not talking about it. It's a disinformation campaign going on. Oh, it's not, you know, they either just ignore it or they don't talk about it or in secretary my work is this case. He complains about it being a catastrophe or a problem. To in private, but publicly saying, oh no, we've got it all under control and everything's okay. Secret marks, you can't have it both ways. It is either a true concern or it's not. You can't say that in private, oh, this is a very much of a concern and then in public when you're lying to the American people about the fact that the southern border is a problem. This is where this board. This is the department. Now listen to me, this is the department in which is this information board. This ministry of truth is we're going to call it throughout this podcast is actually originating from. So you have secondary major orcas who won't come clean in all fairness about what's going on in the border. He won't come clean about what they're not doing and what they are doing and now he's trying to put a truth board if he would to give out proper information as they're saying it to others. It just really leads to the question is, who's going to determine truth? Is somebody actually going to take secretary orcas? And say, secretary, that's not true what you're saying, that it is not all okay on the board. The processes are working on the board. It's not. So is it simply going to be something to downplay the importance of what's going on in the border from the fact that illegals are walking across the border every day, or is it going to be, you know, and to make the left argument of the Biden administration's argument that all is okay, we're not putting these people on planes and sending them all over the country. We've lost track of most of them. They don't say that. So you have to then begin to believe that they're putting this board up for anybody who tells the quote truth about this. And here becomes the crux question of a disinformation. Governance board. What is the determiner and who is the determiner of truth?.
"collins" Discussed on The Doug Collins Podcast
"That's it. Folks, you got a call. Especially for conservatives who want to be a part of the arena for people of faith who said, how do I blame my faith in blend that into my civic engagement at faith and freedom offers an opportunity for you to see that up front, get involved. And again, get involved where it matters, learning from the ground up and this is what these folks will give you the tools to do. Ralph, it's great to have you on the show today. I'm going to get a promise from me. It's not going to be the last time because I want to come back in and discuss some of these, especially these issue based. We could spend a whole time just on what matters to people and how we can communicate that better, especially around education and what we've seen happen over the last few years. But Ralph, thanks so much. I look forward to seeing you around soon, and I know our listeners appreciate it as well. Doug, always a pleasure. Enjoyed working with you in office and since then and I think you're one of the finest public servants our state is produced in recent years, keep the faith front. I appreciate it, rob. Thank you so much. Folks, I don't know about you, but I enjoy a good night's sleep. And there's times I don't get it, but typically when I do have that chance, I'm back at home, I'm not traveling. The one thing that I miss when I'm on the road is a good pillow. And I'm gonna tell you right now the folks at my pillow are the folks who have designed a pill that actually fits my knees. I love to put a pillow when I want to sleep, get it under my head, get it perfect, and it stays there. And my pillow folks, you can't get it. Right now, they're offering some of the lowest prices ever. And if you use code word Collins, promo code Collins, COL INS. I mean, we're talking about a regular my pill, a 69, 98 for only 1998. Queen size 79 98 for 24 98 or a king size 89 98 for only 29, 98. That's promo code Collins. But that's not just pillows. They've got the Giza dream bed sheets, they got bathrobes. They got the mos slippers. By the way, I'm not sure I can get the my slippers off miss Lisa. The other night we were getting ready to go somewhere, she dressed up, had a beautiful dress on. I looked down, she still had her my slippers on. And then she said, oh, we got to go out and change shoes. They're that comfortable folks. You will want to have them. Again, use promo code Collins, COL INS, and you can get their best price on anything that they have. Give them a call, my fellow dot com or call them at one 809 8 6 three 9 9 four, use promo code Collins. That's one 809 8 6 three 9 9 four..
"collins" Discussed on The Doug Collins Podcast
"I think exhibit a right now is and I don't want to get ahead of ourselves, but if you want to talk about today's politics, Biden and the left and the modern Democratic Party are so fixated. On pursuing their climate change and renewal renewable energy agenda and punishing and indeed, I think ultimately wiping out the U.S. domestic energy industry and the fossil fuel industry that they're not listening to voters who have seen the price of gasoline go from roughly $2 and 25 cents to I guess the average today is nationally as roughly $4 and 50 cents or so. A lot more in some states Doug, it's gone up 60 cents in the last 30 days. Now if you're not focused on how to meet that need and you're not willing to do and pursue policies, there are people who are really hurting, you know, people on the very edge who have a hard time paying their bills normally, if they go to the gas station once a week and the cost of filling up their tank goes from 50 to a $100 or 60 to a $100, which is what happens, you know, they don't have the ability to pay their rent or they may struggle with their mortgage, or they may not be able to save for their children's college. So that model of getting out of the power center, which is Washington, Manhattan, New York, wherever it is, and getting out there in the hinterlands where people actually live and work and play and listening. You know, Newt Gingrich who, you know, was an important leader in mentor for me. And I think for probably you too, you know, nude had a model of listen learn lead. Listen to people, listen to voters, learn from what they have to say. Make it calculation as to how to meet the need or lead. And then put forward an agenda. Yeah. And I think that's what we're missing right now. And frankly, Ralph, I'm just be honest. I think we're missing it on both sides at times. As we look at this, because it's easy to go to the quick hit the quick, you know, what's the quick thing that's gonna be, you know, I love how you talk about the old phone on the wall. I remember those as well. But now it's the quick Twitter. What can I pick up my phone here and get across? And people are, they're getting a little bit blurred to that. Now, and so when you talk about people's needs, it's just being listened to, I think we saw an example of that, and we'll stay here for just a minute on this political side, is we saw that in Virginia last year, no doubt in a state that has been turning more reliably blue statewide. And all of a sudden you had an issue in which parents felt like they weren't listening to and what was really interesting. I heard, I'd love to hear your comment on this. I hired a parent that was being interviewed basically say, they didn't say that they were moving away from being liberal, but they're saying, I want to be listened to. And they're not listening to me. I understand, if they would just explain it to me. And I thought to myself, I said, here is somebody who probably voted for some of these school board members who probably agrees with him on a lot of things. And these very school board members and statewide official Terry McCall and others were not listening to them. I think that's one of the most blatant examples we have of that in modern politics right now. I couldn't agree more. I mean, I think we were pretty deeply involved in Virginia Doug. I think when I say we, I mean faith and freedom coalition, we had a really great team up there. I think we knocked on over 350,000 doors of faith based voters. We built a voter file of over a million evangelical and pro life voters and mail them and phoned them and we had an Hispanic church effort underway to reach Hispanics and African Americans as well. We had the most diverse ticket in the modern history of Virginia on the Republican side. We had winsome Sears in African American marine and former member of the Virginia assembly, and then we had Jason miraz, who was the first Hispanic. I believe in either party on a statewide ballot. And the other side was just they weren't tone deaf, they were deaf. Exactly. They were not listening at all, you know, people were dealing with it was kind of a perfect storm where people were reacting to the lockdowns and the mandates that they felt were keeping their children out of the classroom for long periods of time. And potentially doing long-term damage to their learning and their intellectual development and sadly, you may have seen it, Doug, there was a study that came out this week from McKinsey that shows that throughout the world, including in North America, children have lost between 8 months and two years in their educational progress during this recent pandemic. And then the other thing that was happening relatedly is because the children were learning remotely, parents were standing over their child's laptop and for many of them for the first time looking at the curriculum that their children were being taught and were horrified by some of the ideological liberal agenda that was being indoctrinated to their children were being indoctrinated in. And when this came up, you know, Terry McAuliffe, who I know Terry, I mean, in my career, Terry was one of the smartest guys I ever knew in politics. And he was a pretty darn good candidate the first time he ran for governor, but this time when it came up in the debate, you know, he said, parents shouldn't be involved in the education of their children or something to that effect. And you couldn't be more right, Doug, and it's a lesson for us. I'm not sure they've learned anything, by the way. I don't know that they learned anything from the Virginia to be. I think the other lesson, by the way, out of Virginia, as we go into 22 and 24, and you'll appreciate this as a guy who's been on a lot of ballots and won a lot of races. I certainly know this was the case when you ran for Congress. I guess that was 2010. 2012, 2012 is candidates matter. The ability to appeal beyond your own team, touch other people, and be a candidate that the important quality that you're looking for is that that ability to connect with people where they may not agree with the candidate on every issue, but they find them likeable. They trust their judgment, they sense an authenticity. They sense that this candidate has been real with them, that it's not just a bunch of canned lines. And they're like, you know, I may not agree with the candidate on this or that. But I'm going to vote for him anyway. That's important. I believe so. Why though is that Ralph being missed by consultants? And I'm not, you know, we're both here in George, but you and I both do campaigns. We look at the political picture across the landscape of our country. And you know what is interesting to me is I'm hearing more and more candidates who simply become parents of whatever audience that they're in front of. They want to make those audiences happy and they're being told, hey, you know, tell them this, tell them that, and it's that sort of cookie cutter mentality of politics that believes, well, if I just appeal to the ones who like me will be okay if we're in our district for in a D district, the same way. And what you just said there was so important. I know it was in my career. I had plenty of people who disagreed with me, but I would go into the room and I'd say, okay, here's why I believe what I believe. I understand why you believe that, but here's why I believe that. And you can walk away with, frankly, I walk away with a better understanding, and maybe not in agreement, but I'll walk away from a better understanding with somebody I disagree with than somebody I have to tell them what makes them happy. Right. Yeah, and that's why you were as successful as you were. And look, I think it's a number of things. You know, one is, I remember when I was working for George W. Bush, this was very early on in the 2000 campaign. It was in the primaries. I'm pretty sure it was in 99. And I don't remember the audience anymore, but I remember it was a New York crowd. And it was some fairly socially moderate Republican donors. Including a lot of pro choice women. And, you know, the pro life issue, Doug, and a lot of ways has now been fully litigated within the Republican Party. And I think the pro life side has won. I think the Republican Party has become a reliably Republican, I mean a pro life party. But for a long time, it was there was a lot of sturm and drank. And there was still a lot of controversy, particularly among the donor class. I don't get the kind of pushback that I used to, because again, I think we thought that out and it's over. We don't even fight about the platform anymore. And we used to do that at every convention. It was always an effort to either remove the pro life plank or moderated or something. So anyway, George W. Bush walks into this room, there's a lot of skepticism because he's pro life and unapologetically so, and some person, I believe it was a woman, stood up and said, you know, I'm having a real hard time getting there with you. And I like what you did on education in Texas. I like what you've done with juvenile justice. I like your personality. I think you're a very inclusive leader. You know, you've done very well among minorities and among Democrats in Texas. I like that. But I'm having a hard time getting past this. Because I believe it's a woman's body and it's her right to make the decision. What would you say to me? And George W. Bush said, well, you know, I just want you to know, I believe what I believe. And I've thought about this a lot. And I believe strongly that we should err on the side of life. But I want you to know that I hear where you're coming from. And I understand that there are millions of people who feel like you do. You know, and he connected with her and showed a respect for her view, even as he disagreed..
"collins" Discussed on The Doug Collins Podcast
"Wow. And I was sitting in my dorm room, it was a week before the actual election and Carter and Reagan were going to debate that night. And back then, you didn't have cell phones. Rotary dial phone bolted to the wall of my dorm room, and I was sitting there working or doing home workers, something, and the phone rang, and I answered it. And they said, is Ralph Reed there. And I said, this is Ralph raid. And it was the Reagan campaign. And they had heard about the mock election victory, they wanted all the details, the number of votes, the percentages, and they wanted a quote from a student. And that night at the debate, they dropped a press release on the desk of every reporter covering that debate. Saying Carter has lost the confidence of the young people of his own home state and they're rushing to Reagan. And after that, I went to Washington, worked on the Reagan reelect and, you know, on and on it went. But back to your point, Doug, all I did was just take the most basic grassroots techniques. And execute them. And that's still how campaigns are run today. Even in the days of super PACS and $1 billion presidential campaigns, you know, and the Internet and micro targeting and big data, you still win elections, door to door, person to person, precinct by precinct, neighborhood by neighborhood. It is amazing. It's a simple things that if you go back to and it sort of funny, you mentioned in the Carter administration just being as bad as it was and with the economies it was. Now you get into Biden, which is making Carter actually look, you know, at least on par and the things that were going on to and it's how people react to that and they go to it. I mean, for those of us who are in politics, it makes us pull our hair out because we see an administration in sewing up. For some of my sponsors, you know, like I got one that does precious metals legacy fresh metals. They love him because everybody's going to go because everything else is going to out of it. But a question comes up in that that is interesting enough. I did my podcast there will be right before that I did just the other day. I didn't want to Reagan's final presidential speech. And it was interesting the fourth paragraph in that speech. The farewell address, yes. Yeah, okay. What I've done is I went back and I picked up several presents. I'm going to do a lot more, but I've done Washington Eisenhower now, Reagan, and I did his time for choosing speech as well. Right. And in walking through that speech, especially I mean, the very first four paragraphs, the fourth paragraph, he talks about how time had passed, but what he mentioned was is going past people seeing people missing away, not being able to connect. What you just talked about was, here was the president who endured himself to many I'll not only America but the world stage because he cared about people, the very essence of what you were talking about in politics. No doubt about it. I mean, it's a people business and it's really, you know, I kind of described a little bit about how I got involved in politics. It was a little bit later in my early 20s when I made a decision for Christ that changed my life in a very dramatic way. And I've always believed Doug, not just because I personally am a believer in Christ. But also because I think it is the most effective way. I've seen my civic engagement as a way of trying to serve and meet the needs of others. And if you study Christ ministry and I'm in no way suggesting that he was a political figure, he was not. But some of the models are very similar. You know, he didn't spend his time in the power center of the time, which was Jerusalem. That was the power center in the Jewish world, the power center in the world at large, of course, was Rome, the Roman Empire was the greatest power that the world had ever seen at that time. And they were subjugating the Jewish people. But he didn't spend a lot of time there. He spent his time out in Galilee and in the outer reaches of Judea and samaria and in the decapolis, which was the ten Roman cities that the Romans had built. In the Jewish homeland, the Jewish lands, and what did he do? He met people's needs right where they were. If they were hungry, they ate, if they were thirsty, they drank, if they were blind, they saw if they were lame, they walked. If they were experience any kind of affliction, and this is important before he ever preached a word or gave testimony through either his miracles or through his preaching as to who he was. He met their needs. He was concerned about their needs. And I think when either party gets off track, it's when they have such blinders on that they're following their own agenda rather than listening to where people are hurting. And.
"collins" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"Folks, welcome back. I'm talking to doctor Steven Collins. He's written a book called let my people go using historical synchronisms to identify the pharaoh of the exodus. So to review doctor Collins, you're saying that we pretty much know that Solomon began to build the temple in 9 66 BC. So that's not a question. But when we read, we read first king 6 one, it says 480 years after the Israelites left Egypt is when this happened. So we want to backdate 9 66 BC. We go back 480 years. And you were just talking about how the 480 years that it says in first king 6 one, which would place the exodus at 1446 BC, you're saying, well, wait a minute. Not necessarily. It could really be 440 years, or some other thing. So the larger point is that if we knew exactly how many years it was, which we don't, we could say, okay, this is the year. And then we can have some basis on which to say, we believe the pharaoh at that time was this pharaoh. But we don't even have that. Yeah. Let me tell you how it breaks down. It breaks down in two camps. We have those who take the four 80. Literally, that puts us at 1446. We have those who don't take it literally. What they say is four 80 is 12 generations or actual generations, more like 25 years, so 25 times 40 is 300 years. They used about 300 years that puts them back in the middle of the 1200s. And that's where they get ramses the great..
"collins" Discussed on The Doug Collins Podcast
"Hey folks, Doug Collins back on the dog Collins podcast. We're excited today. Because today is the day in which, you know, I've always promised you we talk about politics. We talk about money, we talk about hunting, we talk about life and in total involvement. But one of the things that we often forget because we're all busy, we don't get to it, and we always make excuses. Our health. It's our sleeping. It's our eating. It's our bottom ones. It's our exercise. It's all those things that come together. And today, one, we're excited to have healthy sale and gia pop up with us today who is going to talk about all these issues, but healthy sale is who I trust with my supplement my vitamin a and for a lot of different reasons. And it has been a great help to me and if something that I take great pride in, we're going to give you a chance to learn about it, but also go to their website. You also can get a discount if you use my name Collins. There's a lot of things that we're going to work on today, but this is one of those shows that I want to give back to you because I believe if you take the time to work on your health, work on your exercise, work on the things and stress and sleep and those kinds of things. You're going to be a well rounded person that can engage in life around you. So this is a great show today. And Doug, welcome to the Doug Collins podcast. Doug, thank you much appreciated. You know what you said is right. I had COVID a few weeks ago and I was down for two days sleeping and with a fever. And even afterward, I just lost my motivation to do a lot of different things. And I thought to myself, wow, people who are unhealthy because I'm really typically pretty healthy. People who are unhealthy probably feel like that kind of lethargic low energy all the time. And I don't know how those people get anything done. So it's absolutely critical to stay healthy if you want to be productive and do things you care about, right? So one of the things I want to talk about today was a few different topics, but in a different way. So diet exercise sleep, reducing stress, and supplements. But not in a boring way, not telling you about kind of what everyone knows already take vegetables, you know, don't eat saturated fats, little known facts that are critical in each one of those categories. I think your listeners will find interesting. Oh, looking forward to it. Let's start off with sort of the way you just laid it out because again, I came to you through a friend and that is in the Radeon business side of it, but I was looking for something again my wife had COVID as well and we're working through that. And it is amazing when you're immune system is suppressed or you go through that time or you're not healthy. That lethargic Ness that you just talk about, you know, you do wonder how many people I wonder if there's a study how many people go through every day with sort of it's not that they don't want to get up it's just that they've not fueled their body properly. Yeah, I don't know how I couldn't function not feeling like that chronically. It is the way a lot of people feel, especially if they're sleep deprived. And I don't know how they ever really do anything unless they're able to break out of that and hopefully some of the things we talk about today, we can help them break out of that a little bit. Well, I think that's going to be important too, because I want to dive into these different aspects and then also talk about why healthy sale is so different. I got to tell you the micro jail. It has been game changer for me because I used to take the as everybody else did the pills that have been around for 70 plus years that they've never changed. And I just never felt I was getting a lot out of it and I'll have to say after starting your products, it's been a difference because I feel it actually getting to my system. But let's.
"collins" Discussed on The Doug Collins Podcast
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"collins" Discussed on The Doug Collins Podcast
"And that's probably not going to be positive because of what they're seeing out of perhaps. However, it's being spawn about whatever news and so forth. So the agents live with the repercussions of that. And we just kind of have accepted it. Of course, I'm retired, but the agents have accepted that that's the burden they carry, but they know and hopefully the American people know that they're out there. They're trying to take care of the American public. I wouldn't hold it too dissimilar. You know, and I say this respectfully, if you look at Congress, you can go back to ab scam. There's always been people in Congress, for example, or any other large organization that have muddy the waters. And hurt the rank and file. And anytime you have people involved in an organization, as you know, people are all fallible. Even the greatest man is still a man. Sometimes it can make the organization look bad. If that's the case. But the agents are out there doing a great job and putting people in jail and they enjoy it and they look forward to it and that's what they show up for work every day to do. Well, and Mark, you provide a great example of what our FBI and I've always been one of their best defenders in talking about it because what you do every day and you're coming from a law enforcement background myself, you know, know the sacrifice you make knowing the issues and the two officers who were lost. I know the fame. I've always said and I always love to talk to families of officers in law, 'cause I am one. You know, I've never been an officer in per se, we're putting the gun on in that room. But there's a different family level out there that I can speak directly to because our anxieties are different. You know, and I've always, and I think calls me to grow up and always want to have my hand on the wheel. Folks, you have been listening to an absolutely fascinating time with Mark. Mark, again, 20 years plus in the FBI, you know, ten years in Atlanta organized crime, but also working to train steel 13 years FBI S.W.A.T.. This is the kind of stuff that lets us know out there that there are people after who still matter who care. I just want to say thanks for your service. Thanks for continuing on and thanks for coming on and sharing what my dad always used for to his old war stories about the things going on. So appreciate you being with us. Well, you're very welcome and thank you for having me and thank you for your podcast and what you do to get this word out to everyone. So thank you also. Hey everybody, this is dot com. I gotta tell you something. I gotta be honest. You know, it's we're honest here on the Doug Collins show. One of the things that I've never done. It's a little personal. I've never liked slippers. I've never liked, you know, the mock since they were there. Everybody seems to be so excited about them. Until I got a hold of the my pillar slippers, the moccasins, and Lisa and I laces with me today. We got those boxes and those mocks are amazing, aren't they? Yes, the mouse slippers are so comfortable and it's so easy to walk in. You do not have to wear socks. They keep your feet nice and toasty. It's just amazing. And we've used the pillas and the pillows just are great for keeping your head over side sleeper and they just help keep my head up. And then one of the things that I have to say for folks for just an exciting thing, I don't wear being 6 foot four, the robes are not thing, but my little bride Lisa has a robe. She put that on today. Kepper warm. She is one that always turns on the heater because she's always cold in the morning the road kept you just nice and toasty this morning didn't it? So very true, get out of the shark, bit it down and you'll stay warm. Folks, there's just so many things. Go to my pillow dot com. Use the code word Collins. Use the code word Collins INF, and they're just so many things that are mic's got so much things. You'll get everything. It's such a discount that you will not believe it. My pill is a great supporter here of the Doug Collins show in our podcast. We want you to be a part getting ready for Christmas. Things are coming up. Go check out the website. There's not only the pillars and there's not only the bedsheets, which by the way, the Giza dream bedsheets getting ready for. We're excited about that. So anything on there just use the code.
"collins" Discussed on RPM45
"So people around the world are marching against the rage racism. We're getting rid of these insulting. Terrible statues of people that were trying to prove that you know the confederate, a army was fighting the good fight Racist. They were. They destroyed all the works in that the. Lincoln had tried to do and grant tried to do. And they? It's been four hundred years that we've had this going on in. It's enough already. It's. It's it feels like a tipping point. I. Just pray that it is for real. Yeah. It is. There's no question about the I think that the question is, can we just get rid of Mitchell McConnell I think. Yes. president is is is a terribly mentally ill and he is under assault from his own inner problems. I mean, he has deep inner problems. You saw somebody like that walking around the streets or showed up at one of your potluck suburbs or something, you give him the, you know the the the the fallen of the zoom now, zoom numbers to get on a twelve step meeting because he's the managing trouble, but the problem is it's our problem now that he's in trouble. And find a way to deal with it, but you know everything is being dismantled. This was the intention of this party to get rid of the government as a functioning operation, and it has been stripped. If you look down the list of all of the the centers which are supposed to be taking care of House and the air and the climate and. Goodwill and proper operations in all areas of life. The most of them are gone and the people who put in charge. You know the guy who's now trying to deal with the climate is somebody was the head of a coal company and all mine an oil company. That's what they do definitely and I think that they are out for it, and the reason that a lot of people go along with him is to say have the he's on their side, he's helping them do this. Work of dismantling this democracy and whatever you think about it, whoever you are, wherever you are stop in sync and put your mask and your gloves on and does start. emailing all your friends and saying, you know we gotta go out and vote. We got a vote. This guy out of office immediately is not sooner and you know allow things that we pay attention to that all the tweets and all that stuff people aren't seen what's going on underneath at all boy. We're GONNA. Read, all these books gotta read all these people you gotta read his Nieces Book. Of course. Of course, the family drama I mean everybody has a family drama, but your little more affecting my family. So. Of course, one has to be an activist. What choice do you have? Sit Back? Know pretend all is well. Now it's been, it's been a definitely a shocking experience You know working experience, it has really reached. Its reached a point, and now with this pandemic and the way he's so badly, people are dying from the ways handling. Every day more and more is more and more evidence that you know. There's priority here in. It's not us. Certainly, not us. I will say I thought it was GONNA be bad. But I never ever thought it was going to be this bill when when the tipping point comes in the other direction. When it's bad news and you've got somebody who believes in Roy Collins Philosophy that all you do is keep saying this is the way it is when it's ally until people believe it, you know you have to understand that the good gets good and better, and the bad gets worse and worse..
"collins" Discussed on Inspiring Women with Betty Collins
"Hi there. This is Betty Collins and my next episode of the Inspiring Women Podcast will be in your podcast player in just a couple of weeks, and I want to give you a bit a preview right now. You look back. Over your career over this stuff that you've accomplished when you look back and go if I had to do it again. What I say to Haley, who was three at forty, nor would you? What is there anything that comes to your mind when you think about I think maybe two different Haley's. If I could go back. To the Haley in her twenty S. starting out in the corporate world and looking at all of these people with these very big titles, these very big office says. At, the time I thought that being a leader meant having all the answers. And that somehow if I worked hard enough, and if I learned everything, I could learn, and I had the right mentors that someday I too could be a leader and have all the answers. And now I realize that being the leader doesn't mean having answers that means having the right questions. And I think. That insight could have served me well in my twenty S. When I started the business. I think about those early days of story forge. There were two lessons that I learned that. Now we apply, and it's made all the difference. One is to be very very clear. About who you are what you stand for. You serve and how the serve them. and. Be Willing to say no to clients. Because I'm a people pleaser I like people to be happy. You're but that's not the best approach when you're a business owner. Right and when you're in sales are doing business though. it's really making sure that you are the right fit for the client and that the clients the right fit for you. As always thank you for subscribing listing in. Each and every episode of the Inspiring Women.