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Cory Booker Criticizes Commercialization of Juneteenth
"There is absolutely nothing wrong. We should celebrate the Emancipation of the slaves. But pretending to be worried about commercializing Juneteenth of all things, this was Cory Booker, the crazed senator from New Jersey. He appeared with Stephen insurrectionist Colbert last night on CBS. I think the materialism and commercialism and consumerism, those streams within our society often do detract from the nobility and the principles and the ideals, but also for us confronting the fullness of our history. I get very frustrated that Martin Luther King day, we've created this Santa classification of Martin Luther King when he was wildly unpopular. At the time he died. He was somebody that pushed this country to expand its moral imagination. And so this idea that a day about freedom and liberty is descending into consumerism. We can't let that happen. And so of course, companies are going to try to do their best to pad their bottom lines. But we have in a responsibility not to cheapen this holiday and just talk about it and speak about it. And most importantly, try to be about it, try to be and live the ideals that we're celebrating.
"cory booker" Discussed on The Rich Roll Podcast
"Name of the murder was Hassan, the young man for my lobby. And I will never tell you, talk about shattered, God literally put my dad in front of me. My dad used to talk about the conspiracy of love. All the small acts of kindness have helped him get from a rural poor black boy in the 1930s and 40s to become an IBM executive. All the acts of kindness, people going out of their way, and here I had a chance to pay it forward. And I'll never forget going to his funeral, which was like in the bottom that Perry's funeral home in Newark and it was like descending into the hull of a ship. We were all tied together in grief, wailing and moaning chained to this horrific daily occurrence in America, which is another young boy in a box. And it haunts me to this day and I regret it to this day that I didn't do more. And so I don't know what it will take for all of us to understand that we are so connected that what you do matters that no matter how busy you are, there's something more you can do to end this death, the pain, the hurt, the devastation that happens when a young man commits suicide. Or a woman gets killed by her boyfriend, or a gun, illegal weapon because it was not a background check, gets into the streets of communities like mine and is used for a horrific murder. And so my appeal to the folks here is that democracy is not a spectator sport. It really isn't. You get the government you deserve. And people before us sacrifice let blood were willing to die to try to bend the arc of this nation's moral truth. And if this ever a time to lean in more, to change something that's not partisan, it's right now. Because you and I, I worry, even though I think we're going to pass some legislation, I worry that you may call me up and say, hey, can we have another 15 minutes to have a conversation about why do we have another mass shooting? And God forbid, if you're a listener here, God forbid it's your neighborhood, your school, your mosque, your supermarket, your neighborhood, and you're wondering why I didn't do more to stop that pain and that horror from visiting upon your life. Wow. That's amazing words, senator, thank you so much for telling us that and sharing that. In my way heavy every day, these kinds of things that you've witnessed and then also hear about, you must get every day and another tragic story like that. How do you deal with that on a daily basis, like the responsibility you carry and the weight of all of that? Look, I am who I am because a community that I'm not from embraced me a young law student from Yale, who thought I was some kind of savior and knocked me on my ass, people like Frank Hutchins and miss Virginia Jones, mister yancy, was right. I could tell you the women who taught me, I say I got my BA from Stanford, but my PhD on the streets of Newark. And I have too many stories about gun violence, but you know, on the worst moment for me, because it was just so traumatizing, we hear these stories about the shootings where we're not seeing the bodies while I was on a scene of a shooting where teenager got shot multiple times. And I was the person trying to stop them from bleeding to death. And it was the most gruesome thing I'd ever experienced is foamy blood was coming from his mouth, blood pouring from his chest. And I just, I just was doing, I think about it now. No training, so I'm sticking my hand in his mouth, thinking if I just can clear away the passage for him to breathe because he's choking on his blood and I remember that night trying to scrub this boy's blood off my hands and I remember I have never felt more anger at my country than I did then and I never felt more of a wanting to quit and just be done with this. Why was I even trying the problem seems so much bigger than me and I came down into that lobby where the boys hang out the next morning and walk through the lobby was early in the morning so nobody was there and I walk into the courtyard and this is why I believe in a larger power because I was drowning. I was done. It was over. And then I see the tenant president, this elderly woman, miss Virginia Jones, who had her son.
"cory booker" Discussed on The Rich Roll Podcast
"You must go to DRI and K lm NT dot com slash rich role. Okay. Back to the show. Hey rich, how are you? How's it going, man? It's been an emotionally raw stretch, but I wouldn't want people to think wrongly of me when I say I go to bed with you often. I promise not to say that publicly although this is being recorded now so that could be held against me. But I just finished just finished your talk with a guy I've loved, even though he back then he was a think tank on the other side of the aisle, but I've always loved Arthur Brooks. He's just such a that was a great conversation. Yeah, thank you. I mean, I'm so, I'm touching and honored that you make the time to listen to the show. I can't believe that that's possible, but Arthur makes my job easy. He's such a beautiful font of wisdom. And it is interesting as him being somebody who was head of a conservative think tank. My sense is that he really doesn't want to talk about politics. That's not his interest level right now. I mean, you covered it well, which all of us being in our 50s, he definitely has made a shift away from this crazy think tank world. But he was moving that way. He wrote this amazing book about love, which I think was one before this one. That my stack of books right now is just trying to figure out how to we talk to each other in a country that spiraling in kind of into a culture of contempt. And he's thought been really thoughtful about that. And I think highly influenced by the Dalai Lama. Yeah, I think that's, I think that's accurate. And I think that's a good place to just jump right into it. I mean, I know your time is tight and I really appreciate you. They said 15 minutes. I would look at the talk to rich role for like since I started listening to his podcast. I fell in love with your podcast. It was one of your best of years. You know, like with the end of the year, you do the sample from all right. So I've been looking to have a conversation with you for a very long time. So I told myself to give me at least an extra 15 minutes because I knew I was going to fanboy all over you for the first 15 and we wouldn't get to the subject matter. Well, you got me all buttered up and I'm going to hold you to that because I'm definitely somebody who wants to get you in the studio and we'll do the full kit and caboodle podcast at some point when you're scheduled permits. Your journey, I read finding ultra and I think that you can see, in my opinion, the universe sort of using you. I think that not only athletics, but also your struggles with addiction have made your power of empathy and the ability to connect, I always say that broken people, we're all broken more than we maybe want to admit. It not only does it let good stuff in, but it also creates more points of contact, which you can connect with other broken people. And I think that you have this wonderful ability to connect with the people you interview that in a real way in a substantive way to go a little deeper than some of the general interviews we often see. I think that's a gift. I appreciate that. It's an honor to be able to do it. And it's certainly nourishing for me. And to be able to kind of give it back to the audience is just something that just gives my life purpose and meaning. So I'm very grateful to be on this journey. And to be talking to you today, my friend. Thank you. Let's get into it. Yeah, please. Go ahead. You know, obviously the country is under a lot of strain right now. We're enduring some challenges, not the least of which is all of the mass shootings. What transpired and you voldi and subsequent incidents that we've all born witness to these tragic events. And so I really wanted to kind of focus the limited time that we have with you today on the subject of gun violence and gun control. And I thought it might be beneficial to just hear your perspective like, what is your bird's eye view on kind of where we're at as a nation? How are you thinking about this issue right now? And perhaps like some thoughts on why this is so intractable in terms of finding solutions. So let me keep the grew up in the suburbs and New Jersey and not part of a hunting culture. My granddad did take me out once, but it was a suburban town outside of New York and gun violence didn't affect my life. But I've lived the last since the late 90s in New York, New Jersey in the central ward. And gun violence immediately impacted my life on my first nights sleeping in an apartment. I got across the street from the projects. I eventually moved into them. I started hearing gunshots and at night, I'm still remember coming out one day and there being a sort of tail end of a shooting and since then I've lost young kids I've known to gun violence and seen the horrific everyday realities of gun violence in America and it's often the violence we don't talk about. It's stunning to me how we as a nation doesn't even pop into our consciousness unless we have these horrific mass shootings, but every single day, on average more than 300 Americans are shot over a hundred Americans die. And the violence is everything from domestic violence, which we don't talk about to suicides, which we don't talk about enough. And now we have this stunning rise of hate in our country where, since 9 11, we've lost more Americans due to Americans killing Americans right wing groups from synagogues to churches to supermarkets. And then obviously a school shootings like we just had. So this is a very personal issue for me. Some of my own personal trauma in and around shootings and so I came here as the only United States center that lives in a low income black and brown neighborhood who's had shootings on their block and the most recently in 2018, a young man, shahada, I used to live in the same building with the police officer who was giving me the account that it was like his head blew up. It was an assault rifle that he had. And so it's been frustrating to me to live in a country where, you know, in the time that you and I have been alive as guys in their 50s, we've had more people died of gun violence than in every single war in America combined. Yeah. And so when you start asking me why something hasn't changed, I think it's too easy and convenient to say it's just Washington. Because we've seen change happen against impossible odds before when four little girls died in the bombing and Birmingham, you saw a nation mobilize to demand change and as I remind people all the time about this place, you know, there's an old trope saying here that they say often that change doesn't come from Washington. It comes to Washington. You know, it wasn't a bunch of guys on the Senate floor in the 1920s. It said, hey, fellas, let's give these women the right to vote. It happened because people demanded it as Frederick Douglas says, if there's no struggle, there is no progress power concedes nothing without a demand. And so we have tolerated for a very long time in this country, a level of carnage and violence and death. That we've almost normalized because days and days go by without us doing enough. And so I can give you stuff that you know. And I've hurt listen to you enough of your podcast and I've heard you express understandable skepticism if not cynicism about Washington and politics. There are very powerful lobbies. There's money, there's,.
"cory booker" Discussed on The Rich Roll Podcast
"A little bit more than hope. Yeah. And it goes back to that despairing when you see Columbine and sandy hook and nothing happens. And here we are again. It did feel different with you. It did. Because the nation and really the world was so outraged and activated by that, that there was a sense like, okay, maybe this is the point where the tide turns. Our greatest fear, of course, being that we just move on. And the way that our news cycle happens so quickly these days, you know, that's my fear. That we're just going to move on and forget about it. Until it happens again. And then we'll have the same conversation and the same conversation. So that's what we hope doesn't happen, because we thought sandy hook was going to be the end of the line, right? Or something would finally happen. And it didn't work out. Right. And we should also point out that in terms of scotus, we're anticipating a decision. It could be in the next few weeks. I think it's meant for the fall, but the Supreme Court is on the precipice of delivering an opinion in the case of New York State rifle and pistol association versus Bruin, which is a decision that could strike down concealed carry bands even in the few states that still have them. So basically that would mean more guns, more places, fewer checks, fewer protections, it's basically this punctuation mark on how we're moving backwards and downwards and to use David frum's words kind of plunging towards barbarism. Right. And so because scotus is obviously unshackled from public opinion and the legislature and it's packed to the right right now. So their position to make a decision that could very well make that possible. There's a couple of things that are also popping up though that can be looked at as positive. I believe that the national police union consortium that represents all the police unions and different localities has come out in favor of some gun control in the wake of ivaldi. That's happened. Governor Newsom, they just passed a law here in California that you can sue. Somebody who's involved in a mass shooting, you can sue them and you can sue anybody involved in helping them carry out their mass shootings. It's basically using that same abortion law that's been passed in some states and Republican states and using that same lawsuit idea that you can as private citizen can sue someone who gets an abortion can see the doctor. Same idea in this sense. You can sue the gun shop that sells the weapon. You can sue the person who's involved in the family that's involved. So there are people trying different new tactics, new things, this police union is not typically someone that an organization that gets to progressive causes. So the fact is, this should not be a progressive, should not be a right or left cause. It's the welfare of our children. Yeah, and as the polling demonstrates, it isn't a left or right thing. It's in everybody thing. It is. All right, so we're going to take a quick break and we'll reconvene with the good senator. And hopefully he has some thoughts for us. Coming back for more, but first, the sun's out, the days are long, summer is here. All you northern hemisphere dwellers, which means you got to protect your biggest organ. Your skin. Now, I've got a complicated relationship with sunscreen, if I'm being honest, as an athlete, I'm in the sun, a ton, but I don't feel right about all the chemicals that proliferate and essentially every major sunscreen product. I don't like that the chemicals pollute the open waters that I swim in. I also don't like the greasiness and the stickiness, but the good news is that all of these issues have been solved by the geniuses at native, who have created a natural, effective lightweight sunscreen, I can finally feel good about made from plant and mineral based ingredients like naturally derived non nano zinc oxide and avocado oil. It comes in nice summary sense like coconut and pineapple, rose, or for those with sensitive skin, try the unscented. They've got formulas for the face and for the baby, and it's Hawaiian compliant. So their formulas are free.
"cory booker" Discussed on The Rich Roll Podcast
"The more absurd by virtue of the fact that the police completely bungled their ability to manage the Yuval these situation and allowed this kid to go into the school and sat on their hands and did nothing and even prevented parents from jumping into action. Now, when you have a kid who's wearing a bulletproof vest and he's completely armed to the gills and he's got all of these jacket, like the mission. The cartridges. The cartridges, exactly. And this automatic rifle, and then you have cops who are not on an equal footing with that. And they're afraid of their lives. So you're supposed to put your life on the line for children. If you're a cop. You're supposed to. But basically, it's exposing the fruitlessness of that option. Right. It didn't work. I have family members that have guns. I have no problem with people who are gun owners responsibly. I will say it takes a special kind of asshole to go to an NRA conference days after the Yuval day massacre. That's my feeling about it. If you go there, whether you're a spectator, a purchaser, you have a gun show. You're speaking there. What's interesting? That says a lot about your priorities, man. What's interesting about the NRA and the power that it wields as a lobbying organization is that it's completely out of step with its membership because if you look at the polling in the statistics, you realize that people overwhelmingly support rational gun control. You pulled together some polling on it. I did. You want to go through it? Yeah, maybe let's just go through that right now. Okay. So the majority of Americans support the right to own a gun. That's just the facts. 40% of households have at least one firearm. A lot of this is from this Pew Research study that came out in September 2021. So they did a lot of polling on it on this issue from a variety of vantage points and came up with this. So the majority of Americans do support gun ownership, 40% of the households have at least one firearm. But three quarters of Americans believe gun violence is a big or moderately big problem. And 53% favor stricter gun laws. That's as of April 2021. We know that the number has risen since you've all day. There's been some polling since then that has shown that that number has gone up, possibly approaching 60%. That might seem low. But remember, there's an urban rural divide going on here and people in rural areas will have more guns and we'll favor having them a lot more than the urban resident. There is, let's see, 87% of Americans that includes 85% of GOP voters want legislation that prevents mentally ill people from buying guns. 85%. 87. And 85 of the GOP. Okay. 85% of geometry. That's great. That's a really powerful statistic. Yes. And 81% favors strict background checks. That's an overall 81. 64% want to ban high capacity magazines. That's over ten rounds. That's what you were talking about. Magazine, that was the word I was searching for. And 63% want an outright assault weapons ban like we had for what 20 years or so. That just expired, not too long ago. The most alarming statistics I could find, though, is this recent CBS News poll, I think it came out today, maybe the last couple of days. 44% of Republicans now say that mass shootings are something we have to accept. It's so strange to hear that in contrast to this polling that 85% of GOP voters want to prevent mentally ill people from buying guns. Right. Like how do those two things square with each other? I think it just there's a percentage of that that want it to change, but don't think it will. So therefore, they are kind of more like, it's not going to change. Therefore, we need to accept it as it is. And there is some reporting. If you look at the more conservative judicial branch, it's gotten more conservative. It's gotten its hewn more towards constitutional conservativism, which means Second Amendment, kind of taking it literally to a point where it really never was intended. Remember when the Second Amendment was written, people were shooting guns with muskets and was like one little ball and it took like a couple of minutes to load that thing. And now it's a different story. Of course, which is why it's problematic to be a strict constructionist or to try to Intuit the hearts and minds and the manner in which the founders meant these words to be put into use. Yeah, why don't you get into the second moment? I know you had some stuff on the Second Amendment. Yeah, well, I mean, I think as we kind of go through all of the opposition points, it's like, well, we have a Second Amendment right to bear arms. The Second Amendment specifically to quote it says a well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. And when you kind of parse that and try to understand what it's saying, you can't help but think, well, what is well regulated mean? What is militia mean? And all of these words and phrases over the years have been interpreted by the judiciary to the point where we've broadened how we define those things to the extent that we allow people to bear arms in the way that they do today. There was a case, a Supreme Court case, I think it was 13 years ago. I'm not sure. District of Columbia versus Heller, where the court for the first time recognized people's constitutional right to own firearms as individuals, not just as members of a well regulated militia, because prior to that, you could say, well, are you a well regulated militia when you walk into an elementary school and got everyone down? Well, Heller allows individuals to fall within that definition. Which just doesn't make sense..
"cory booker" Discussed on The Rich Roll Podcast
"Did Christian go under 7 hours, he absolutely demolished it. He went 6 hours and 44 minutes. Which included a two 25 marathon, which was unbelievable. There's some graphics that I found on social media that I wanted to share. And he was supposed to go up. He was supposed to go, this was actually a race. He was supposed to go up against Alistair. Brownlee, but he got ruled out he had a stress response to his hip. And so they brought in Joe skipper, who happened to be the guy who had been trash talking. Yeah, he's the smack talker, which makes for better television. It was great. And he fucking. And he threw down. He was not messing around. No. He was not messing around. He was ahead as, you know, off the bike. Right. Yeah, so Christian got out of the swim at 45, Joe was 49. And then Joe just threw down an unbelievable bike leg going three hours and 20 minutes. Three 16. Is it 360? Yeah, yeah, 360. Oh yeah, sorry, I was looking at the projections. Yeah, so yeah, Christian swam 48 Joe swam 53 and then Joe threw down a three 16 on the bike. That's riding a 112 miles in three hours and 16 minutes. That's unbelievable. It's unbelievable. It's crazy. Hasn't even possible. 8 minutes faster than Christian, but Christian, you know, he knows how to stay within himself and not race anybody other than himself. Stick to his plan and so is that a 30 mile an hour or greater than 30 mile an hour average speed? I can't do math. It's fast. Jeez. Yeah, it's unbelievable. But then Christian, so Christian threw down, oh, I'm sorry, I misspoke about his marathon. I said he ran two 25, but he ran two 30. Right. And Joe ran two 36. I mean, these are crazy, fast. So Christian went 6 44 and Joe went 6 47. Yes. Unbelievable. And then on the women's side, they called out the sub 8 project, Nicola spring, and cap Matthews both. Readily eclipsed the 8 hour mark Nikola one 7 34 and Kat went 7 31. These times are marathons on those two. I know, two 45 and two 46 marathons. And apparently, so when Joe went by Christian on the bike, he talks shit. This is supposedly what happened. I didn't get to see, I saw a little bit, I read about it, but I didn't get to see or hear, I guess, whatever that he said. And then on the run, Christian gave him a little something on the way. When he passed him, what did he say? I don't know. I couldn't find anybody that had the transcript what they said. Unbelievable. I know there was a live cast. I didn't catch it. I know you didn't catch it either. But I heard that it was really well done. And I think that's interesting because in contrast, the WTC that oversees Iron Man, they always live cast, the Iron Man races. And they're pretty notorious for being substandard. People are always complaining about them showing the wrong thing or being in the wrong place, the wrong time and all this kind of glitchy and all that kind of stuff. But apparently with this sub 7 sub 8 broadcast, like they crushed it. Yeah. So hopefully, you know, Iron Man needs to get its shit together when it comes to these live casts. Yeah, yeah. No doubt. I mean, it worked and people loved it. And it sounds like everyone was really thrilled to be a part of it. And it seemed like Christian loved being part of even though he is part of team Norway and they do work together as a team. As a lot of triathletes do, it can be you're out there racing alone. So it seemed like he enjoyed the big team, you know, they had obviously world class marathoners pacing him. They had professional cyclists pacing them. So it must have been fun to be in a pack and to be able to work that way. I mean, two observations before we move on. One, obviously the course was fast, but it really just goes to show you how significant drafting is. Yeah. If you can go that much faster. I mean, basically, when you're tucked in on the bike behind a group that's breaking the wind for you, there is an effortlessness to the whole thing that makes a huge difference. So not only does that count towards the incredible bike splits, but also allows them to be super fresh for the run. And the second observation being that let's not forget we pointed this out in the last roll on. Christian was not prioritizing this. This was just kind of like a one off thing for fun that they weren't even really focused on. Right. So the fact that he goes, you know, he went as fast as he did without overthinking it too much is kind of amazing. It's definitely amazing. I mean, I wouldn't say he was fresh as a daisy on the run. He said he had cramps at the ten K mark. And I'm thinking, I had cramps last night in the middle of the night, as I was sleeping. So. Oh, Adam. And I almost cried, but he finished his marathon. Yeah, well, you can call Larry David about it. Good for you, Christian. We look forward to getting you on the podcast after Kona. That's when we're doing it. Are we going for or after? Are we doing Conan? I don't know. Probably not. Oh, all right. We'll see. Maybe I said I would look into it, and I've done nothing to look into it since we last talked about it, so. That's what I've done. I know. All right, well, then we're just in the same place. We were last time. Let's just check more will be revealed. The other thing that caught my eye in terms of news from the world of sports and endurance is this Terry and kiefer story. So Terry mckeever is a legendary coach in swimming. She's been the head coach of the UC Berkeley women's team for many, many years. I think it's fair to say she's the most prominent, most victorious female coach in swimming history. I mean, she's about my age. She's been around forever. I don't know her personally, but even way back in the day, she was around. Everybody in swimming knows her. She was suspended. And has been put on administrative leave in the wake of this scandal where more than 20 current or former athletes of her have come out to report bullying and verbal abuse on her behalf. So this is kind of set off a bit of an earthquake in the swimming world and basically being one of swimming's leading coaches and the architect of one of college sports premier programs. I mean, she's produced Olympians and NC two a champions and all kinds of standouts, both in the pool and in the classroom for decades. She's the first and only woman head coach of the U.S. Olympic team. She led a squad that included 6 future current or former Cal swimmers who earned a combined 13 medals at the 2012 games in London. She's won four and C two a team title. She's produced 26 Olympians. Who have combined for 36 Olympic medals in 29 seasons in Berkeley. So you can't argue with her track record and yet this story breaks and not for nothing. It was broke by the Orange County register, which is kind of an interesting outlet to kind of break a big story. We have a paywall. Paywalls. But in any event, what's interesting is the Orange County. It's like a little local paper. Yeah. But they can consistently break big stories in the swimming world for some reason. So whoever is on the swimming beat here is like on top of their game. Yeah, no doubt. In any of that, in this expose, we learned that at least 6 Cal women swimmers since 2018 have made plans to kill themselves or obsessed about suicide due to mckeever's bullying, 24 current and former Cal swimmers, 8 parents, a former member of the golden bears men's team and two former Cal athletic department employees have told the kind of safety and sport organization that mckeever was a bully who for decades has allegedly verbally and emotionally abused, swore at and threatened swimmers on an almost daily basis, pressuring them to compete or train while injured or dealing with chronic illnesses or eating disorders. It just goes on and on and on..
"cory booker" Discussed on The Rich Roll Podcast
"Everybody, welcome to roll on where to, I might add very well dressed sartorially conscious podcaster one in ocean swimming journalist and author that would be you Adam. The other an ultra endurance athlete turned writer and podcaster, namely me, bring our perspective on culture, on world events, on art, sports, politics, and try to just make a little more sense of this crazy world that we live in while we're at it. What do you think? I think that's the perfect encapsulation to what we do here. Rich. Concise. It was concise. I think it's the most well descriptive. Peace on the roll on yet. Well, we continue to iterate on this format and play around with bringing new things to you guys. So we've got a very exciting show today. First, we're going to talk about a few interesting headlines from the world of endurance, which is kind of become our habit here. We're going to share a few things. We've been enjoying respectively, but really the thrust of today's discussion is focused on a more sobering subject to say the least. Specifically, America's perplexing problem and obsession with guns, why rational gun control continues to elude us and what we can and perhaps should expect to be done about it. It's a discussion that will be bookended by a call with senator Cory Booker, which is very exciting. He was kind enough to join us with his thoughts on this heated and important matter. So let's kick it off. I'm going to begin with my standard opener, how go you, mister skolnick. Rich did I ever tell you about the time I realized I was dead broke in the middle of Mongolia. You somehow forgot to share that story with me. I was in a supermarket in Mongolia when I realized I was running low on cash out of weeks to go in this research trip was early on. And I attempted to, what do they say? Push with a push. I guess take a month off paying for my car. Delay my car payment. Yeah. That's a very. It's attempting to, you know, I built up a little bit of wiggle room and sounds attempting to basically decline to pay. And in actuality, accidentally paid three times the normal car payment. How did you happen to? I don't want to get into the technical difficulties. No financial wizard you. That's what I take from this story that you're only halfway into. Dead broke. So you spent all your money overpaying for your car and stranded yourself. Mongolia in the middle of Mongolia. Luckily, no ubers. There was a camel. I called for an Uber and a camel came over. 5 stars. But luckily, my future wife, April Wong, happened to be with me. And very forgiving of your financial oversight. And she was in much better financial condition than I at the time. So the Lonely Planet in continued. And on we went into the Gobi desert. The planet became a little less lonely. Yes, and I thought about that because I was having this weird scent memory. You know how memory and scent are kind of like connected. And today, April played this morning while I was making breakfast. She played an Indian song that she remembered from her travels. And I swear to God, this ended up getting us into this Mongolia discussion. But while she was playing this song that I hadn't heard before, I swear I smelled nog Champa. Does it ever happen to you? You hear something, a memory is triggered and you smell something that's not there. Usually it's the other way around. I smell something and it triggers the extreme vividness of a memory that I didn't even remember that I had. Right. I swear to God, I smelled like the incense wafting in Varanasi, like when I was there. And I was like, anyway. Hence the mala beads that you're wearing today. Maybe it's all related. You know, I got into the beads during my deadline that was just like all encompassing when I had that poofy beard. And all of a sudden I started wearing beads. Is there a story behind where you procured, said beads? No, I'm not sure. I have like a whole rack of beads of different kinds. I was deeply into beads at one time. I'm not unless so now less so now. So they're not the provenance of some holy guru figure. No, but I used to actually use them because I've used them to do meditations, whatever. And so now I don't meditate quite that way where I'm doing mantra meditations. And so I haven't used them in a while, but I used to actually use them. So I picked them up wherever, but yeah, there you go. Otherwise, the deadline beard is dead. I know. The beads would have gone well with the beard, though. They did better. Well, I wore them last time. But did you wear them on top of your shirt? I think they were tucked in. This time they're on top because I don't want to get into the whole biological issue of a hairy chest and beads, but it's not always comfort right. Well, there's something to the idea that you're wearing mala beads and my feet are adorned in vegan birkenstocks right now. And we're going to talk about gun control, a couple progressive lip tarts. We're going to pontificate upon we are this very heightened issue. Two strikes against us right off the bat. Hopefully you're not. Hopefully you're not watching this. You're just listening to it and you think. Those guys make a lot of sense. I had to ditch my flip flops for the Burks. But what's going on with you, man? How it's happening. There you go. That was the prompt I was what you see. I have to spoon feed you. I didn't know if we were done talking about me. I always assume we're still talking about me. We can do that. We know the audience. We could just do it. We could do a whole show. Tell me more, Adam. What other tales from the Lonely Planet can you see? Should I ever tell you by the time I was in Jordan and I went up to a shawarma stand, I was vegan, and I had no idea if I could afford a shawarma..
Will Congress act on guns after Sandy Hook, Buffalo, Uvalde?
"Senate democratic chief Chuck Schumer is pushing Republicans to finally act on guns after the Texas shooting With 20 little kids dead Please damn it please think if it was your child or grandchild But Schumer notes the prospects of GOP senators shifting course in helping pass substantial laws to curb gun violence are very slim even as leader Mitch McConnell blasted the shooting It's literally sickening Alabama Republican Tommy tuberville said regulating guns won't solve anything This is a mental health issue Guns are not the problem okay People are the problem New Jersey Democrat Cory Booker says that's the problem Mines are made up It doesn't matter if more kids died This is just going to be the same thing as it was after Parkland after newtown Here nothing is changing Sagar Meghani Washington
Cory Booker: Republicans Used Demeaning Questions Against KBJ
"But then there's Cory Booker See they're all trying to rewrite the history That took place here And so I think this was more than just a normal hearing I think that when people saw not all of my Republican colleagues not even most of them but when some of them kind of went to lines of questioning that we're seeming insulting and demeaning and degrading or just frame filthy frankly Like what pal Like what Like what And this is how you're going to be treated too ladies and gentlemen of any race background or whatever Particularly if you're a person of faith particularly if you're a parent you don't want your kids going through all this transgender indoctrination and sexualization If you oppose critical race theory this is the way they treat parents who go to school board meetings and so forth and so on
McConnell Confirms He Won't Support Ketanji Brown Jackson's Nomination
"Senator Mitch McConnell announced yesterday he won't be voting for judge katon G Brown Jackson. It's pretty interesting to see the histrionics of Cory Booker. He's so, so happy. So delighted to have Kate Brown Jackson in front of him so much so that he talked about the African American woman who came up and wanted to touch him because he's actually in the same room as Brown Jackson. You know, The Washington Post, which is Jeff Bezos newspaper. Actually published an article this week. That said that the Republicans questioning of katangi Brown Jackson this week was worse than anything that they did that was done to justice Kavanaugh.
"cory booker" Discussed on The Suburban Women Problem
"My toast to joy this week is to best Friends. You guys, I got to go away for a few days last week. With one of my best Friends in the world, a best friend from the age of 14. And we went on what we called our adventure retreat together. We were up early, hiking every morning. We went to our yoga class. We had a little mindfulness and both of us are like very type a, not like mindfulness may not be like our main strength in life. But we did it. We did it together. We had the best time. It was just one of those like 48 hour periods where your stomach hurts that you're laughing so much nonstop constantly. So huge toast to joy, I feel like I had my joy reset button punch of it. I just, I love best girlfriend. I bet you Jasmine, what's yours? My toasty joy was to watching Jada play in her first basketball tournament. Did they win? They did not win, but let me explain why. That's not what matters, Amanda. She plays AAU basketball and they had to move their tournament to a week that it wasn't scheduled. And a few people couldn't come so they only had 5 players. Oh, so that's how many people are on the court. So that means there's no subs. And part way through the game, one of the girls started having issues with breathing. And she has asthma. So then the choice is either forfeit the rest of the game or play with four players. So they played four against 5 and even though they were down a man, they still played their hearts out and the game was actually really close, even though they were playing with only four people. And I just got to see Jada shine and then when she made her first three pointer ever, she was so excited. And so now she's like, oh, I can shoot threes, and all this stuff. I was just really proud of her. It was like, it was like a proud mommy moment. Just watching her kind of blossom on the basketball court. That's awesome. Go Jada. All right, Amanda, what about you? So my toast to joy today, I would like to do my toaster joy to my college roommate who's shayla canty..
"cory booker" Discussed on The Suburban Women Problem
"I like that. Okay, you have passed some grape bells, but we want to know what's the one legislative victory that you are most proud of? Look, you asked me that. It probably is whatever Bill I'm working on getting over the line most recently. So we just passed after literally over a century over 200 attempts to get this bill done. It is the Emmett Till anti lynching bill. So I tried ever since I got here, tried three attempts and we finally threw some negotiation, got it done. It also passed the House of Representatives and the president will sign it very soon. So we heard that you and RuPaul found out your cousins on finding your roots. So what would your drag name be.
"cory booker" Discussed on The Suburban Women Problem
"Thanks for joining us on the suburban women problem. As Julie just mentioned, this week, red wine and blue is launching our parent playbook. It's a fun guide full of helpful advice for moms who want to organize in their communities. You can find the guide on our website at red wine blue, or at the link in the show notes. Our guest today is a man who needs little introduction. He's fought for legislation to address affordable healthcare, women's rights, climate change, and wealth inequality. He's a senator from the great state of New Jersey, Cory Booker, we are so excited to have you here on the suburban women problem. Welcome. I'm so happy to be on. Thank you so much for having me. Back in 2020, Donald Trump claimed that you personally would be coming to destroy the suburbs if Joe Biden got elected. We here at red wine and blue knew how absurd this whole claim was because all the suburban women we know would love for you to come to their neighborhood. So ever since Biden did get elected, we've been saying when is Corey coming to the suburbs. So welcome. We're glad that you're finally here. But the real question is, why do you think Trump used you of all people as the boogeyman? I think it was a form of dangerous demagoguery that unfortunately still exists. But it kind of hit home for me because in 1969 the year I was born, my parents moved into these great suburbs, but they weren't welcome. My parents had to get a white couple opposes them. Thanks to this incredible group of activists suburbanites, black and white, that came together to try to break the segregation in some of these towns. And it's actually an amazing story because they set up a sting operation where the white couples would follow my parents volunteers and my parents would be turned away from a home and then they would send the white couple and on the house of my parents loved they were told it was sold to white couple found out it was still for sale and then on the day.
"cory booker" Discussed on The Suburban Women Problem
"Get to know other people. You know, that's not why people come back. They come back because they build relationships and they make friends. So yeah, you could have a happy hour. Maybe you're not right before you go to school board, maybe that is not such a good idea. Maybe after or maybe like a planning session with a little cocktail or at the same time, I think that would work. Julie, I love hearing you talk about this because I also, you know, since we talked to each other a lot every day, you know, I love hearing about the women who are putting this all to work. Like, I know when you give advice for people on how to gather their squad, it actually works because every day you're like, oh my gosh, remember that woman I told you about. Now they've got 245 other women working with them too. You constantly have these amazing stories about women coming together. What's the latest greatest? One of your favorite win stories. I can give you a couple. So I did have a woman reach out to me after one of our troublemaker trainings. And she said, you know what? I think I'm going to try this. I'll just see how it goes. And then she started writing me back because it went from like 50 to a hundred to two 50 to 300 like Katie just said. Happens all the time. Which is what I tell people. I was like, you will not be alone for long. These things grow organically and they grow quickly and you would be surprised by that. All right, so Julie, I have a question. So we'll actually use a two part question. First, would you call yourself an activist?.
"cory booker" Discussed on The Suburban Women Problem
"Donald Trump claimed that you personally would be coming to destroy the suburbs. If we here at red wine and blue knew how absurd this whole claim was because all the suburban women we know would love for you to come to their neighborhood. We gotta address the suburban women problem because it's real. Welcome to the suburban women problem. A podcast from red, wine, and blue. Hi everyone, thanks for listening. I'm Amanda Weinstein. I'm Jasmine Clark. I'm Katy Perry, filling in for Rachel veneman. And you're listening to the suburban women problem. We have such an exciting guest on the show today. We have drum roll, please. Cory Booker. Red wine and blue founder Katy Paris join me to welcome Corey to the suburbs and before that we'll have Julie womack on the show to talk about red wine and blues new parent playbook. We've been getting some amazing responses back from our listener survey and a lot of you are eager for tangible ways to get involved. So I can't wait to talk about the parent playbook because it is a step by step guide for moms who want to fight back. And speaking of, if you haven't taken that listener survey yet, there's still time. The survey link is in the show notes. But before we get to all that, ladies, how are we doing today? So I'm just a busy body. I just say that off the top of my head, I'm all over the place, but I'm so excited to see you all today. I love Cory Booker. I just want to say that. I've met him several times. So I'm really excited about this episode because Corey's awesome. I know, when you meet him too, the first time I ever met him in person, I just ran up and hugged him and I was like, I don't know if that was an appropriate. But like he had this huge smile on my face and said hi and it just felt like the right thing to do. I think in hindsight, he was like, that was weird. I'm guessing he vibed with it, Jasmine, Jasmine. Corey and Amanda kind of hit it off during the interview. They were like, I mean, their conversation on inflation. We geeked out. But we didn't get to talk. We were going to talk about Ukraine with him and we didn't actually get to even like Ukraine. So what is going on with Ukraine ladies? What are you hearing? I'm sort of missing Rachel at this moment, given the depth of her personal experience with Ukraine, but I know something we've all been chatting about this week is just how inspired we are by women, you know, like around our age, you know, just on the front lines, fighting for their democracy on behalf of their kids..
Where Are 'The Elites' Coming From?
"Between the people of our country, the muscular class, the welders, the police officers, the pastors, the moms, the dads, the people that do their job and the elites. Now, we rail against the elites for good reason on this program. We need better elites. And by the way, we're not saying get rid of the idea of elites, we believe in hierarchies, you're always going to have some people that are going to rule your society. This idea that you can get rid of the ruling class completely is a Marxist utopian egalitarian wish list. It's never going to happen. Utopia literally means nowhere. If you go back to Thomas more's book and kind of the creation of the term utopia, so we need better elites, not the eradication of them, not the not the disappearance of all of our elites. But when you start to rail against the elites, we should take a step back and ask ourselves the question, where are the elites coming from? Where are the training ground for the people who are now running our country? So for example, what does Hillary Clinton, a Meryl Streep? Anderson Cooper, John Kerry, Dershowitz, Paul krugman, Cory Booker, what do all those people have in common? Well, just on that list, they all went to Yale. According to U.S. news dot com, Yale law is the number one law school in the world. Number one, Stanford is number two Harvard is number three Columbia's number four to actually Columbia is tied to the University of Chicago number four. Yale is the best law school. You can get into. Number one,
Jackson pledges to decide cases 'without fear or favor'
"Day one of judge cantante brown Jackson Supreme Court confirmation hearings is over in her opening statement Jackson told senators her job is to decide cases from a neutral posture and defend the constitution without fear or favour consistent with my judicial oaks she'd be the high court's first ever black female justice a bit of history Cory Booker and other democratic senators celebrated this is not a normal day for America we have never had this moment before Republicans say they will be respectful during two days of questioning but not easy Josh Hawley says judge Jackson has a history of issuing a lenient sentences in child porn cases there's a lot to talk about there and I look forward to talking about it officials here say all these claims are toxic misinformation Sager mag on the at the White House
"cory booker" Discussed on WTOP
"Will be confirmed New Jersey senator Cory Booker noted that judge Jackson is the first African American woman nominee This is not a normal day for America We have never had this moment before And I just want to talk about the joy Senator Lindsey Graham argued judge Jackson will not be judged the same way Republican nominees have been The media will be your biggest cheerleader They're in your camp They are very right to pick who they want to pick They won't be this constant attack on you like judge Kavanaugh and other conservative judicial appointments Legal endless Jessica Levinson on the GOP strategy If you listen to their what they coalesced around in terms of their line of attack really is this idea that she's soft on crime CBS News special report I'm Steve futterman and elected official arrested for an alleged role in the U.S. capitol riot of standing trial today a county commissioner from New Mexico is the only the second person to go on trial in the January 6th case Prosecutors say coy Griffin scaled a wall and a barricade and appeared on videos amid the mob January 6th their star witness is a videographer who testifies he made the trip with Griffin and has been given immunity to implicate Griffin Griffin also leads a group called cowboys for Trump which has a horse trailer and members parked outside and they say Griffin plans to depart this courthouse on horseback after the verdict Now with CBS News congressional correspondent Scott mcfarlane reporting The Supreme Court says it will not review the case of a Seattle based Christian organization that was sued after not hiring a bisexual lawyer who applied for a job A lower court lets a case go forward but the high court says it will not intervene Justices Samuel Alito and clarence Thomas agreed with the decision not to hear the case at this stage but said the day may come soon when the court needs to confront the issue the case presents The Virginia lottery has noticed an increase in reported lottery scams so it's launching a campaign called protect your play James to protect consumers from fake lottery scams and other types of fraud In most cases the scammers claim they're with the Virginia lottery mega millions or Powerball And then would be victims would have a large prize lottery officials say they'll never ask you for money if you've won If you suspect you've been scammed you can contact the Virginia attorney general's consumer protection hotline that numbers 805 5 two.
Sen. Cory Booker: It's More Difficult for African Americans to Vote Than White Americans
"Now we have arrived senator Cory Booker on the floor of the Senate today Cut 6 go I have a hard time listening to people that want to talk about this issue and don't talk about facts In the United States today It is more difficult for the average African American to vote than the average white American That is hard Here's such a
Raw Senate debate in fight to end voting bill filibuster
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Golden State Warriors Part-Owner Chamath Palihapitiya Donated Hundreds of Thousands to Joe Biden, Other Democrats
"The part owner of the Golden State Warriors fox's reporting Donated hundreds of thousands of dollars in support of President Biden's campaign Hundreds of thousands of dollars What do you think of that Cornered FEC data is donated to the campaigns of several prominent Democrats including Biden Cory Booker Hillary Clinton's failed 2016 campaign the DNC the Senate majority pack He's a venture capitalist No one ever doesn't care Probably makes a fortune off China Just my guess Gave a quarter of a $1 million to the Biden victory fund in support of vines 2020 presidential campaign in July of that year Another 5600 directly to his campaign that's the max He also dated donated 62 66,200 of the DNC He donated a total of 750,000 to the Senate majority pack affiliated with Chuck Schumer He was a history with Secretary of State Antony Blinken having brought him On a social capital at a social capital in 2017 until he joined the Biden administration He had advised all that netted blinken in an interest in his company of a million State Department spokesman Ned price responded to Fox News digital inquiry about this by saying secretary blinken has made clear that we adhere to the strictest ethical Yeah okay He didn't ask you about your strict ethical Norms like you know the way we left Afghanistan with American citizens there And this MBA is a is becoming
Sens. Warren and Booker test positive for breakthrough COVID
"Two two senators senators say say they've they've tested tested positive positive for for coalbed coalbed nineteen nineteen senators senators Elizabeth Elizabeth Warren Warren and and Cory Cory Booker Booker describe describe their their symptoms symptoms as as mild mild saying saying they they have have been been fully fully vaccinated vaccinated with with two two doses doses and and a a booster booster warrants warrants say say she's she's regularly regularly tested tested and and turned turned up up negative negative for for Colbert Colbert nineteen nineteen last last week week she she was was at at the the U. U. S. S. capitol capitol last last week week along along with with other other senators senators as as Democrats Democrats seek seek to to pass pass president president Biden's Biden's build build back back better better social social environment environment bill bill Booker Booker says says he's he's sure sure he'd he'd be be doing doing much much worse worse if if you you were were not not fully fully vaccinated vaccinated my my camp camp in in Washington Washington
Kamala Harris Once Called Jussie Smollett's Hoax an 'Attempted Modern Day Lynching'
"So Jussie Smollett went out there and had this crazy story about being attacked at 2 a.m. while just trying to get a sandwich at 2 a.m. by two white Trump supporters where I maga hats. And they were yelling at him, attacking him and saying that this is maga country, and somehow this story held up. The mainstream media was all over it and our politicians were all over it and they just immediately believed it. I tend to stand back on some of these cases because I have respect for our court system. And I like to wait and see and hear what the jury has to say. And what we found out in this case is what we all were learning along the way, the Jussie Smollett was a fraud and made the entire thing up just for publicity. You would think that politicians, people running for the president of the United States of America might have enough common sense. To actually stand back when this originally happened and think about it instead of going in right out there over their skis Joe Biden tweeting at the time, what happened today in reference to Smollett must never be tolerated in our society we must stand up homophobia and racism have no place in our streets. Kamala Harris. At the time, tweeting Jesse small is one of the kindest human beings I know. Well, I am praying for his quick recovery. This was an attempted modern day lynching. That's like some really serious, really strong language. She didn't know any facts about the case Cory Booker, the signer from New Jersey using the same rhetoric modern day lynching. You see they tried to seize this moment for their own political gain just like Smollett was out there trying to seize the mood of the country for his own politicized gain to try and revive his horrific career. It came to light in February of 2019 that the whole thing was just made up. That none of this was true, and reporters started asking Kamala Harris for example about it. Well, Kamala Harris was confronted and she literally, I watched the tape she totally froze. She had no idea she acted like she had no idea what they were talking about. And then when they reminded her of her tweet, she, again, in a very frozen way, said, well, we need to get more information. Cory Booker also said, we need to get more information. Well, guys, now you have the information, okay? And if you were responsible politicians, what you would do now is come forward and say, I was
"cory booker" Discussed on PM Mood
"It seems as if our bipartisan negotiations around police reform have done exactly what we all knew it was going to do which is completely and totally combust. Why is that well because we like to protect killer cops in the united states and it really doesn't matter what party you are. a part of. We like to believe that democrats want to do the quote unquote right thing and have qualified immunity. Meaning that you know. We don't just believe police officers when they say that they feared for their lives. So we don't just believe police reports and that you can actually be criminally held liable for the death of someone that you have killed but you see in the united states which grew its police force out of the slave catchers. It doesn't surprise me that then when we finally have a 'nother national killing of an unarmed black person as we did in the summer of twenty twenty right on the cost right. We had a mod aubrey. Then we had george floyd then in the mix brianna taylor and so many others that were killed. In that summer of uprisings we would say. We need to reform the police. We need to de-fund the police and you know we've had conversations about the car. Silicon with the authors of that book last week. Well here's what happened this week. Senator cory booker and senator tim. Scott both black senators one on one side and one on the wrong side. Their talks fell apart. Folks and cory booker released this statement. That i want to read to you you know. Here's the thing. I adore cory booker. I think that he's a great senator. I think that he has a great vision of who this country could be right. If in fact we did the right things. If in fact every time we had an opportunity to take ten steps forward we wouldn't decide to take forty five steps back but that's what we do all the time but this is what he said about. The bipartisan right. We love to throw this fucking word around as if we're not trying to negotiate with a group of domestic terrorists but alas let me read the statement. America has a serious problem when it comes to discriminatory policing an excessive and deadly force used against communities of color. We can't properly honor the lives of the victims of this violence if we don't take meaningful steps to prevent future violence and deaths from occurring and make our.
"cory booker" Discussed on Donkey of the Day
"Much we don't care about reallocating resources from police to the people who need it. I can't wait to see your scrambling to rally voters next year. And i hope it is my prayer that voters treat democrats the way joe mansion treats democrats or respect. You'll manson's gangster. He treats democrats exactly the way we should treat them and is simple. Y'all don't get what y'all want. if i don't get what. I want period. Please let me remind give cory booker. The biggest he he he. You stupid dumb doggy. Today is brought to you by the law office of michael s solve. Don't be a donkey. Dial pound two fifty on your cell and saito bowl if you've been hurt in a construction accident that's pound two five.
"cory booker" Discussed on Donkey of the Day
"Day. Well don't you today for thursday. August twelve goes to the united states. Senator cory booker. let me tell you something. And i mean this wholeheartedly. If you're going to vote locally of you going to vote in the midterms next year twenty twenty. Two of your gonna vote for president. Twenty twenty four. Have you voted are simply vote chances if nobody is saying anything of interest if nobody is planning to do anything that's going directly impact you your community. Then that's on them. It's not your job to vote for them as their job to give you something to vote for cam saying that because even though we are a long way from the midterms day and by they i mean democrats and democratic operatives will be creating some boogeyman by then the guilt you in the voting blue just because even though with the white house and the senate they have kept zero promises to the majority of constituents who went out and voted for them to get the senate and the white house. Let's discuss okay Last year to civil unrest that happened in this country because of the murder. George floyd florida murder of brianna taylor and countless others of black and brown people who have been killed at the hands of the cops you know we got to a tipping point last and when these politicians were campaigning tapped right into the energy. O'day pulled it our emotional heartstrings. People they acted like they cared about what the organizers the activists folks on social media. They acted like they cared about what they thought in. Regards the police brutality. I mean listen. We know politicians and dream sellers. That's all politics is about the buying and selling dreams. You just gotta pick which dream you want to buy. We know this but for some reason relied ourselves and tell ourselves that if you're a republican you're party is right no pun intended and if you're a democrat. Your party is right when reality is they both wings on the same damn. Burt and that bird rarely if ever cares about what black people care about. They rarely if ever care about what poor people care about. Whatever the issues the most marginalized most vulnerable amongst us facing they don't really care but they will act like they can when they tried to get your vote but when they get in position to do something they do nothing which brings me back to koi book just the latest democrat the blatantly spit in the face of the people who mobilized last year and make sure the democrats had control of the white house and the senate. Oh this apocrypha. So blatant i know you like to turn a blind eye okay. It bs and the democratic party because we voted for them so we act like we don't see it because if we act like we don't see it we don't have to defend it but cory booker was on the senate floor and then with the gop amendment opposing defined the police. Okay it's actually amendment. Three one one. Three and senator. Tommy ville said opposing. My amendment is a vote in support of defunding the police and against the men and women in blue. Now we all know defunding. The polices a device a phrase whatever. Okay but it's not about the phrase. It's about what defending the police actually is. You can get rid of the phrase and simply say we want to reallocate resources the services you know for mental health all right. Police don't need to be responding to those kinds of calls when folks who suffer from mental health issues having breakdowns and professionals who actually deal with those kinds of things reallocate funds to make the schools bet and point it's franchise community communities reallocate funds to create jobs training programs trade school stem centers and more importantly let's reallocate some funds to create a more public public safety approach. Instead it is tough on crime policing folks been doing okay. We all get caught up in this phrase to fund the police instead of what the funding the police actually is. So what happened on the senate floor whether trap. That's why tommy shelbyville worded it that way opposing. My amendment is a vote in support of defunding the police and against the men and women in blue so any democrat who votes against his amendment wants to defend the police and doesn't support police. How did cory booker replied to this. Let's listen and i will tell you right now. Thank god because there's some people who have said that their members of this deliberative body that wanted to fund the police tamar horror and now this center has given us the gift that finally once and for all we can put to bed the scarlets accusation that somebody in this great esteem body would want to fund the police so let all of us one hundred people not walk but sachet down there and vote for this amendment and put to rest the lies. I have sure. I will see no political ads attacking anybody here over to fund. The police and i would ask unanimous consent to add something else to this obvious bill. Can we add. Also that every senator here wants to fund. The police believes in god country and apple pie. How do you session do that. Walk saucy santana walk. You hear me. We wanted to do that. Sauce saying anna walk now. Near the voter all right cory is too busy worried about what republicans think of him. Okay and so are the democrats. They are too worried about You know political messaging instead of actual political promises. They don't want things like to fund. The police weaponized against him in campaign ads. But guess what democrats wouldn't have those problems if they were better at messaging. Okay if they were better at controlling their own narrative there's nothing wrong with reallocating resources from police departments today actual people. I'm show we can all agree that billions of dollars. Don't need to be given the police. Departments put that money in the community. Give folks more opportunity. Make people's living conditions. Better sure folks can eat and watch those communities change and when the communities change the way police approach those communities should change. Okay and corey knows. This cory booker absolutely knows this. But they're always so willing to throw two people fighting for these things under the bus because they know that historically y'all show up to vote for them regardless. Oh i know you're probably thinking well how do you know core you understand the nuance of the fun. Police how does he understand the nuance of that. Slogan oh i don't know maybe because he said it himself on meet the press. Nbc news june. Seven to twenty twenty. This is corey book. I want to ask you about Defunding the police. The phrase may mean different things to different people. When you hear that. What's your reaction. I understand clearly the sentiment and a substance behind the slogan and so all slogan harlem us if people just dismiss it and don't get deeper into the substance we're using police and a guy ran police departments. I would have exhausted. Police officers saying why are we using police to deal with the fragility or vulnerability of our society. There's so much money going into our police departments that it's more expensive way to deal with it. We are over police as a society. We are investing in police which not solving problems but making them worse when we should be in a more compassionate country in a more loving country. And i know love is at the core of our ideals but it needs to be made manifest in our policies we would actually spend less money we would elevate human dignity and human potential and we would set a standard on the planet earth for how we treat those who are vulnerable as opposed to what we're seeing right now. That same cory booker. Different corey very. This is a cory booker variant different multi-diverse than we were in last. Okay okay. I i don't understand why democrats care so much about making republicans comfortable k. They don't care about making y'all comfortable. Why are you always trying to make these white hypothetical swing voters comfortable instead of doing right by your base. If these republicans don't understand what the funding the police means. Keep saying what it means until they do okay by the way all the democrats voted in favor of passing this amendment. All of them. So now you have a bunch of folks including people who voted for you who think democrats aren't for reallocating funds from police to the communities who actually need it now korea. You can say you was being sarcastic. You can say you was joking. But this isn't a joking matter okay. Democrats have to try political strategy. They haven't tried before. And that's courage. Stand for something for once and stop compromising all y'all do negotiate with domestic terrorists but then next year you're gonna go right back to those activists and community organizers and the people who voted for you and ask for their help in mobilising votes literally last june. He's talking like he understands initiate. He's on the senate floor telling the powers that beat it. It's a gift that we get. Show y'all by voting. How.
Senate Leader Lends Clout to Marijuana Legalization Push
"The Senate's top Democrat is a sponsor of a bill to overturn a federal law prohibiting marijuana Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says it's time to decriminalize marijuana this is monumental because at long last we are taking steps in the Senate to right the wrongs of the failed war on drugs Schumer in New Jersey senator Cory Booker said the law disproportionately affects communities of color Booker says having the law on the books makes no sense people running for Congress people running for Senate people running for president United States readily admits if you've used marijuana a similar bill has passed the house but the measure faces a virtually nonexistent path in the split Senate where sixty votes are needed to pass most legislation to McGuire Washington
Senate Democrats Move to End Federal Ban on Marijuana
"To put legalizing marijuana on a national level. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, New Jersey Senator Cory Booker and Finance Chairman Ron Wyden plan to release a draft there bill today. The bill is said to remove marijuana from the federal list of controlled substances. Vice
Speaking to the Senators Behind the Senate Caucus on Black-Jewish Relations
"Last month. Three us senators announced the launch of the bipartisan senate caucus on black jewish relations. I sat down with senators. Jackie rosen of nevada. Tim scott of south carolina and cory booker of new jersey to discuss the mission of the new caucus. Here's a portion of our conversation senators. Welcome thank you. it's good to be with you. You very very much reinvigorating. The black jewish alliance is that was at the bedrock of the civil rights movement. And it's key to combating racism rising anti-semitism both here in america and around the world. And that's why today's announcement is so critical. The three of you have joined us here on the global forum stage to announce the first ever senate caucus on black jewish relations which you share with our audience fees each of you. What you hope to accomplish. During this caucus i would suggest the wisdom to i yielding. Jackie i it sounds good. Well thank you. I appreciate that. And i want to tell you that. I'm so proud to be here with tim and corey because when i went and talked to them about this idea there wasn't a hesitation for a second and i'm just so excited to do this first time it's ever happened in the senate and i just know that we are going to have so many good conversations positive things going forward and we're going to show real leadership in this issue and just very excited to announce this those senators white. Why didn't you hesitate for me. It's been a lifelong journey in many ways. understanding appreciating the parallel tracks that the jewish community in the black community have been on if you think about it from a biblical perspective for centuries of slavery in egypt and you think about the four centuries. African americans were enslaved. There are tracks that are parallel and pain. That creates promise an opportunity. The tragedies that became triumphs. it's a story that continues on and for my life For me it seems. It's just personal in that. By some of my first mentors larry freudenberg. Who helped me become a part of his insurance agency. And then it gave me a piece of the pie and taught me not to work for someone but worked for yourself
If Democrats Don't Get H.R. 1 Passed, They're Going to Blame Racist Filibuster Rules They Created
"That they want to vote on. Voting rights bill. If they don't get what they want. They're going to say it's because the racist filibuster rules in place the racist filibuster that was used by Obama and Cory Booker and others. Hardly white supremacy crowd, no doubt about it. Rather than get rid of the filibuster. Alia different idea. Why don't we get rid of the Democrat Party since it's the Democrat Party? That has abused the filibuster in the name of slavery in the name of segregation and the name of Jim Crow. Anti Civil Rights Act of 64 anti Civil Rights Act of 65, the filibuster rule in and of itself. Is a discriminatory It's not racist. The Democrat Party. Throughout its history has been discriminatory and racist, and it's discriminatory and racist as I speak. It just moves around. It slithers around like a snake. Voting rights bill they called Okay. I've spent the better part of this afternoon. Re acquainting myself with the ratification debates. Nine of them in particular. Nine of them in particular. You know, Rhode Island, North Carolina eventually left the constitutional convention. You wear that now. They eventually voted for the Constitution ratified. But they left. And a lot of the delegates left. Some of them were replaced, but nonetheless As I read through this Because I recalled through my other writings and my other books. Virtually every single state ratification debate involved at one point or another. The section of the Constitution. It gives the federal government the power to choose the time and the place in the venue of voting. And there was grave skepticism and concern. That this new federal government that was being created by the state's remember that Would
Biden Facing Self-Imposed Deadlines on Police Reform and Infrastructure
"Year since George Floyd was killed by now convicted Minneapolis Police officer Derrick Show been across the nation Americans called on the Federal Government Institute police reform covering this for ABC News is I Could jockey who spoke with co Most Taylor Vance ice like police reform is something that President Biden wanted on his desk by the one year anniversary. George Floyd's death, and that's tomorrow. So where do things stand? Well, hasn't right now. It's not looking like that deadline will be met. You know, representative Karen Bass from California, Cory Booker from New Jersey and Ken Scott's in South Carolina. That's the bipartisan group that's really been working on this trying to get Some kind of bill on the president's desk, and unfortunately on Friday, Congress signal that probably is gonna miss that deadline. However, a White House official told ABC News that the Biden administration and his team, they're engaged with Congress on the issue, and they're giving the negotiators in the room worked a room the works through the bill. So you're seeing the administration understand that that deadlines probably not going to be met. Yes, they're at the same time. They're giving them more time to try the hammer out this bill, it make it somewhat Ah, possible bill to bring it to the desk of President Biden. Now. In March, the House passed the George Floyd for Justice in Policing Act and that what it aims to do is increase long portion accountability by doing things like ending no knock warrants banning choke holds and create a national registry for police misconduct. It seems that end qualified immunity Now it hasn't been considered yet in the Senate, and it's going to need the support of at least 10 Republicans to pass. But as of right now, It's that issue qualified immunity. That's keeping both sides to really come into agreement like I wonder,
Families of Black Men Slain by Police Are Hopeful for Reform
"The families of some of the black men who've been killed by police say they're feeling optimistic about a national police reform bill after meeting with lawmakers at the White House they met with key lawmakers from both parties Chuck Schumer Cory Booker Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott who's the GOP point person on police reform attorney Ben Crump represents a number of grieving black families everybody is committed we are optimistic that as president Byron encouraged us to try to help this joys floor at past before may twenty fifth and why did they travel to Washington our family is blurred is on this legislation SO we want to make sure that is meaningful legislation the legislation would create national standards for policing in a bid to bolster accountability Jackie Quinn Washington
Addressing the Black Maternal Healthcare Crisis
"Two day we are joined by two amazing women to discuss. Black women's health care carmen. Green the vice president research and strategy at the national earth equity collaborative and one of my friends. Melanie newman senior vice president of communications and culture at the planned. Parenthood of america ladies. How are you thinking for joining us today. Thank you for having us zero. Well thank you glad to be here. So i just love seeing black women who are all about supporting lifting other black women especially when it comes to healthcare so first question is what brought each of you to this work melanie. I'll start with you. Melania i used to work at the dnc together. She came down for the convention in charlotte. And i've just been able to see her do so many bad ass. Amazing things like just your communication strategy. Everything that you do. you're amazing. So what made you fall in love with this work. Thank you so. I would would brought me to planned. Parenthood is my commitment to flow the through line through my entire career. It's not just planned. Parenthood the through line in my career is my commitment to black people in impact. Positively impacting the lives of black people. So before planned. Parenthood i worked in government have done housing policy. I've done criminal justice work at the justice department and at the w. c. p. legal defense fund and i came to planned parenthood to work in health equity Its core to planned. Parenthood's mission and Connects with me in a very real way as a black woman. As a black mother ensuring an expanding access to sexual reproductive healthcare particularly for black women is incredibly important to me. So that's why i'm here carmen. How 'bout you yes indeed. Where my journey to health equity. In what i do now it national birth equity collaborative has really come from genuine interest in learning more about my own my own story my own freedom like on my healing journey. I find that they're these different. Ill these different points aware. I become closer within an entire tribe in learned that there are folks all over the country in world who are interested in what i'm also interested in so for example i was on my healing journey from From sexual assault in abuse. And do that do they experience. I started to learn about public. Health started to learn that there are entire organizations that focused on reproductive justice in reproductive freedom on medicare organization said. Do this work on a policy level. And so as i assumed in my own healing in in my own life journey i find that there are just hundreds of thousands of other black women who are also seeking their own freedom on through the work into activism and advocacy are. That's how i found myself from doing burke justice in breath equity work. Today i appreciate you boast just much for what you do for carrying so much about black women's health care and we're gonna dive into it a little bit more one. The first things that i want to talk about is the black maternal health. Mama this act. I just love that name. It was re introduced into congress by representatives. Lauren underwood albums in senator cory booker. So can you both just dive in a little bit more. Ow this act in why. It's really important to black women in carmen. We can start basile most definitely so excited. She's like oh. I'm no out so when you are love talking about it. Because it's been years in the making thinking of the leadership over decades of people lifting the blanton health crisis and now we're at this point where we have a mommy bus act so it was first introduced with at least the black maternal health caucus was created in two thousand nineteen. And that's when the pressure really started but The caucuses self is exciting. Because it's a one of the largest asks that is like now moving through the federal legislative process. And that just speaks so much to how this issue connects with individuals. We all viscerally know how important it is to care for. Mob take care for our own mothers and so when these stories are told on these devastating tour stories of Light preventable death and long term chronic conditions for black mamas i. I'm pleased that is that is connected with so many legislators. But i'm right now as a package of twelve bills that hit on all different kinds of things. It's just really nice to hear. The breath of policy changed as within the mommy bus. But it is its purpose is to filling gaps in existing legislation to address every dimension of the black. Maternal health. Crisis
"cory booker" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD
"Watch the videos. Of Cory Booker at a conference in Washington, D C saying, Go to the Hill and get up in the faces of some Congress people Maxine Waters, saying, You see anybody from the Trump Administration or his Cabinet you get up in their face are in those videos. And those tweets are not coming down any time soon, Just like the leading state sponsor of terror per the Obama administration, there, State Department and the Trump State Department is Iran and there are supreme leaders still gets to tweet, as do Chinese government mouthpiece, is talking about how covert was actually invented by the U S military and weaponize self. Yeah, it's so easy to make this argument. It's scary. How arbitrary didn't write those Jo Konta? Amy P. Call from my Hannity show Amy, the chief policy officer of parlor, which is an alternative toe Twitter, Vivek Rama Swami is with the CEO of a biotech company called Roy Vince Sciences and author of the Book Woke Inc. Well pretty appropriate in this day and age. Julie Kelly, political commentators senior contributor to America's greatness. Um, now it's It's not just social media. Julie, it goes way beyond that. It's It's also they've been trying to do this to talk radio to people like me, especially on Fox News and a few others. Not everybody. If you have one, Williams doesn't face the same challenges of Fox that I do. And it is now. Okay. Well, well, Donald Trump was says now many of you are going to peacefully unpatriotically march over. Okay, well, we're going to impeach him for that. But we'll ignore Maxine Waters, saying I am going to take trump out tonight and get in their faces. And followed them here there and everywhere and they're not wanted anywhere. Anytime. And Schumer screaming about Gorsuch and naming them. I want course such and Cavanaugh to hear me. You're gonna pay a price. You won't know what hit you. Like what? And it goes. You know Kamila Harris after Minneapolis Not only supporting the bail fund, but it's not gonna stop. They shouldn't stop. And we shouldn't stop there. Then you better take note. You better beware on all levels here, um, pretty chilling, double standard. Julie will start with you. I agree, And it's not just a double standard, which, of course, people like you are used to and have gone through the fire several times related to these two sets of rules. What they're really trying to do now, Sean is criminalized any criticism of the 2020 election. You and I have talked about this over the past few months. This is what social media on the Internet. Google it Saturday started over this summer with their new policies related to banning content for flagging posts. That were critical of mail in ballots, and they flagged dozens of the president's tweets about that. And so this started before the election Now they're kind of on steroids because there is so much evidence of election illegalities in the swing states. And they're continuing to do Biden dirty work by now criminalizing banning removing the president's Twitter account because of it. And as we saw yesterday with the impeachment article, this is directly related to allegedly fomenting violence, death and destruction. If anyone dares to mention you know what happened in Pennsylvania or mail in ballots in Wisconsin? This is taking it really a few steps further than just normal conservative censorship and vivid your thoughts on all of this, because this now is taken who are whole new level here with a whole new double standard and a whole new chilling aspect, which is to silence voices that are just not liked and agreed with. Well, shall let me tell you this. I made a new argument in the Wall Street Journal this week, which is that? Conventional wisdom says that users who are censored for their political viewpoints can't sue these companies because they're private companies. In connection with my former law professor and put an argument, saying that actually, they can sue under the First Amendment because here's the dirty little secret. These weren't private companies acting as private companies. They were acting on behalf of the liberal wing of Congress because Congress co opted Silicon Valley through the back door to do what it couldn't do directly under the Constitution through the front door. And here's how they did it. First, they did had section 2 30 liability exemption, which said that new companies uniquely can't be sued for taking down and censoring content in state court. That was the carrot They combined that with the stick, remember all last year, congressional Democrats called the Silicon Valley's up. Told them in Congress that if you don't sensors, so called hateful speech, we're gonna regulate the heck out of you. That carrot and that stick was actually used to conduct state action under the mantle of private enterprise, and what I believe is, if that state action hiding in the clothing of private enterprise Then it better be subject to the First Amendment, just like the actions of Congress should be as well. And I think that's what Republicans in the new conservative movement needs to recognize. It's not 1980 anymore. It's not just big government that's the enemy. The new government industrial complex, the woke industrial complex that is actually the biggest threat to liberty today, which is not just big government, but big governments tentacles working through private enterprise to really choke ordinary Americans. Liberty and a lot of it, in my opinion is unconstitutional, illegal and should be adjudicated not through regulation, but through the courts, which I still think of the last standing institution. Americans of all Stripes Oughta trust, and it isn't just conservative that should be worried. It could be libertarians and liberals at least principal liberals that are equally worried, too. And Julie wrote this book about never Trumpers and then you know, look at list. Cheney. What? Why doesn't she apply the same standards that she said she was so offended by with Donald Trump to Kamila order? Joe wants to take Donald Trump behind the gym. Haven't I don't recall her speaking out about Hollywood actors and actresses or other liberals. I haven't heard to speak out about Chuck Schumer, you know, threatening Kavanaugh on Gorsuch Pure. Gonna pay a price. You won't know what hit you. Why doesn't she as a never Trumper? Why didn't she apply the same standards? You know, we wrong to demand that's your standard, Apply it equally across the board. Well, what lives Cheney got to do yesterday? It's something that her family has been wanting to do for more than a decade. And that is to punch back at Donald Trump for exposing what happened during the Bush Cheney regime, his criticism legitimate criticism of the Iraq war. And weapons of mass destruction. His criticism of Dick Cheney's specifically so she got back her on behalf of her family and Donald Trump. Yesterday her statement was preposterous that this is the worst betrayal ever of the president and history. I mean, really, I mean, all of us could think of 100 different examples just over the past. Few decades of presidents who did far more egregious conduct than what they're alleging. Trump did. But look aside in front. You and I have talked about this for months to aside from these companies, breaking, violating the Constitution, they are breaking federal election law and this is really what I've been pushing and others. To pursue. It would be good to see this at the state level. It is illegal for corporations to donate whether in Tiner directly to federal candidates you have now Hundreds of million upwards of a billion, perhaps in in kind, direct contributions to Joe Biden and the Democratic Party made over.
"cory booker" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Senator Cory Booker says it's critical to hold the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump and form President elect Joe Biden's government. At the same time, we're going to do a lot of things at once. I think we should have we can get the time agreements We can actually hold impeachment trials as well as do other urgently critical thing on NBC's Meet The Press. The New Jersey Democrat says he wants to help lead on Biden's economic agenda. He says he also plans to reach agreement with Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on impeachment proceedings against President Trump. Heavy security is in place in Washington, D C and its state capitals across the country. As the countdown to President elect Biden's inauguration continues more than 21,000. National Guard troops are already on duty in the nation's capital. Ahead of Wednesday's inauguration. Dr Anthony Fauci is expressing belief that one of President elect Joe Biden's coronavirus goals is achievable. The nation's top infectious disease expert tells NBC's meet the press. It is possible to accomplish 100 million vaccinations in the 1st 100 days of the new administration. But she also says we're close to seeing data on vaccines from Johnson and Johnson, along with AstraZeneca. Police say At least two people are under arrest. After a black lives matter demonstration on the streets of New York City, Paul the Castro reports, the demonstrators gathered outside Barclays Center around 8 P.m. before marching south to the 84th precinct. They're calling for the firing of an NYPD officer they say was caught on video pulling his gun out during a black Lives matter Rally in Brooklyn on Tuesday. Video of Saturday's protest is circulating on social media and shows police using bikes to keep protesters on the sidewalks. Cops say the protest was diffused by 10 P.m.. I'm Cameron Fairchild. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti says he's considering making the covert 19 vaccinations mandatory for the city's fire crews. He also said not only firefighters, but city workers who directly interface regularly with members of the public are all in the same boat. He also said it may become mandatory for community members to show proof of vaccination to attend ballgames, concerts and other public events. I must leave all the driver..