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A highlight from S13 E12: Wayne: Entrepreneur, Founder, Marketing Expert
"Hello, welcome to The Elone Show. I'm your host, John Mayelone. In this episode, don't have regulars because reasons, I guess. As for our guest, he is from Alexandra, Louisiana. He's an entrepreneur and founder of Ugly Muck Marketing. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you, Wayne Mullins. Thank you so much. I'm excited to be here. Me too. So, how's life? Life is fabulous. I think, you know, I'm learning to embrace every day in every moment. To embrace the moments, whether they are what some would consider beautiful or what others may consider ugly. To learn to be present and in the moment. And I think that's the best way to possibly live life. Fantastic. And have you been up to much recently? I have. We are on the work front. We are busy growing. It's our busiest season of the year. So, we've been busy there. My wife and I and our kids were in the process of building a house, which is a little bit deceptive. We're not doing the building, obviously, but lots of decisions around building the house and the finishes and all that kind of stuff. Ah, all right then. Very good. And what was the inspiration and the idea of Ugly Muck Marketing? Yeah. So, the idea and inspiration behind Ugly Muck Marketing was simply this, that I wanted to create a marketing agency that is focused on results as the number one thing that matters. So often in the digital marketing space, in the ad agency space, the thing that so many get distracted by is trying to win awards. And Ugly Muck Marketing, the name actually stems from this quote that is, I would rather an ad that's ugly and effective over one that's beautiful, but isn't. So, that is the mission and that is the calling for what we do at Ugly Muck Marketing. Ah, I like it. And what was life for you growing up? I grew up in, I guess you could say more of rural Louisiana, not across the river, not far from where I'm at right now in an area called Pineville, Louisiana, population roughly 15 ,000 or so. So for me, it was growing up, spent a lot of times out in nature, in the woods, building forts in the woods and just had a lot of fun with friends and yeah, it was great. Okay. Very nice. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? I would live where I'm at right now. I'm a firm believer in this idea that we as human beings, we aren't trees, meaning we can get up and move at any point in time. And I think it's not good for us mentally, emotionally to always long to be somewhere different than where we are. And, you know, if I really wanted to live somewhere else in the world, then I'm of the belief that I should make that happen, that I should get up, that I can move. Yes, there may be obstacles, there may be challenges, there may be all kinds of other things that, quote unquote, get in the way. But again, anything is possible. And we live in a world now where it's easier than ever to up and move to a new location. Couldn't agree more. What's your favorite ice cream topping? I'm going to go with probably strawberries. Interesting. Have you heard of a drink called banana friche? It sounds familiar. I don't know if I've had it, but it does sound familiar. Oh, is that so? It is. I don't know where or why I would have heard of it. OK, interesting, because every guest I've had, I've asked this question a lot to most guests and they said, no, I never heard of it. You are the first person to at least heard of it to some extent. So that's a surprise to me, in my opinion. Yeah, we need the bells and the whistles and like the streamers going off or some fireworks or something, at least, right? Yes, that calls for a celebration. Absolutely. So fill me in. What is it? So it is like a banana flavored drink, which is part smoothie, part milkshake. It's called a tingly sensations that you could possibly think of. Sounds delicious. It sure does. Would you rather never use social media again or never watch another movie or TV show again? Well, I'm going to choose TV because I actually really don't watch TV at all at this point or don't watch movies. And I often joke with people when they meet me or get to know me. I say if you begin the sentence or you begin the question with, have you seen the answer is already going to be no. So don't even ask the question. OK, that makes sense. I would say I would say never watch TV or movies again because I'm mostly on social media looking at stuff anyway. And also, you can watch full length feature films on social media, which is kind of multiple parts. So that's the ultimate cheap code. Yes, indeed. I love it. What's the weather like today where you currently are right now? It is overcast today in a high of only 84 degrees, which is actually a break in the heat from where we've been. So we're we're enjoying the overcast and cooler temps today. Me too. It was pretty hot the last few days, but now we're reaching autumn temperatures now, which is pretty cool. Literally. Well. What is the most comfortable piece of clothing you own? I would say it's a T -shirt that my wife got me for my birthday and it's by a company called One Golden Thread. And I don't know what they made the shirt out of. It's some cotton blend, I believe, but it is incredibly comfortable. Ah, very nice. Do you think a hot dog is a sandwich? I would say absolutely. It comes between two slices of bread or two pieces of bread. But I guess if you want to get really technical, the bread is still enjoined on one end. So you can make an argument in that case that is not technically a sandwich, but there are sandwiches that go in a similar style or similar type of bread. So I'm going to say it is OK. That's a good point, I guess. What hobby would you get into if time and money weren't an issue? Time and money weren't an issue. I would get into surfing. Nice. What could you do a 40 minute presentation on without any preparation? Marketing. That makes sense. Would you rather not be able to open closed doors or not be able to close open doors? That's a tough one. I'm going to go with I would rather not be able to close open doors. Nice. It leaves opportunities open for you. Absolutely. Yes, I love it. If you were given 400 acres of land, what would you use it for? I would take some of it. I would make it into a small farm of sorts, enough to produce enough produce for my family and friends. And then I would have a small portion for maybe some farm animals. And then I would love to leave the rest of it very wooded and maybe put a few trails, hiking trails, biking trails through some of that land. OK, that'd be pretty cool. How much time do you spend on the Internet? Way too much. I spend most of my work day on some form of the Internet, whether that is Google Docs, whether that's email or a social media channel. And then unfortunately, I spend too much time of that on social media or on various forms of Internet in the evenings as well. So way too much is the answer. OK. Yes, I agree. I would certainly say the same thing. What is the best way to start the morning? The absolute best way to start the morning is with some meditation and some gratitude. Sweet. Is that all? Or is there more to it? Well, those would be the best. I also love doing some journaling first thing in the morning and reading something that is inspirational, encouraging, something that really helps me set the tone for the day. I believe that our morning is kind of like the rudder, if you will, for the day, like a rudder on a ship determines where the entire massive ship goes. That one little rudder in comparison to the ship. I believe that our morning routines act in that same way. And unfortunately, for so many of us, we are unintentional with our morning routines. We allow the alarm to go off multiple times. We hit snooze, we rush, we hurry, and all of those things fill our minds subconsciously with worry, with stress, with thoughts of I'm late, with thoughts of I'm not going to be on time. All these words and all these feelings that, in my opinion, have a very negative connotation. So, yeah, I think that's that's the rudder for the day. Okay, yes, couldn't agree more.
Fresh update on "cotton" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"The AL East is now three they could win they could wrap up the division when they play play the Nats tomorrow or Wednesday. That would be fun for Washington baseball fans Maybe Wednesday I think, the earliest But in theory like Washington fans after this weekend enjoying the football a game could enjoy losing in baseball. On that note everyone go go back to sleep Dave Preston WTOP sports. Dave up next after traffic and whether the writers union and the hollywood But studios are on the verge of ending that historic rider strike at 627. They were so happy. Who was? I just asked Allison's parents for their blessing to pop the question on Christmas Eve. Well, we better get going. uh where? To Dominion Jewelers you'll get to work with a designer to create a ring unique to your relationship. Really? I told you Dominion Jewelers is where you design the ring that says you're the only one for me and this ring is created especially for you. Handcrafted custom designed jewelry. Dominion jewelers in the heart of Falls Falls Church we make it beautiful you make it yours by appointment only. Hi it's Jonathan Cotton and people often ask me What what is the good feet store? A shoe store? I respond we are an art support store. Most people don't realize that have we have four arches in the foot not only that but there are 26 bones 30 joints and over a hundred tendons and ligaments foot. There is no way that a mass -produced shoe is going to meet the specific needs of your feet. That's where we come in at the Good Feet store. When you come in our staff is going to welcome you and listen to your needs. Learn We want about to learn you, your lifestyle, your work and the types of shoes you enjoy wearing. Then after measuring your feet we going are to going fit you from a selection of over 300 styles and sizes of art supports. We want to find the right system for you. you. Haven't you spent enough time trying different shoes and all the disposable products that are supposed to make your feet feel better? Come into The Good Feed store for a free personalized fitting and test walk with our life changing art supports. The Good Feed store has locations in DC and Baltimore and now open in Frederick across from Wegmans. Visit Goodfeed .com to book your appointment today or just stop
A highlight from Arthur Brooks! Senators Cotton & Lankford, Fmr. Rep. Mike Rogers, Jim Geraghty and Olivia Beavers!
"Lots of channels. Nothing to watch. Especially if you're searching for the truth. It's time to interrupt your regularly scheduled programs with something actually worth watching. Salem News Channel. Straightforward, unfiltered, with in -depth insight and analysis from the greatest collection of conservative minds. Like Hugh Hewitt, Mike Gallagher, Sebastian Gorka, and more. Find truth. Watch 24 -7 on SNC .TV and on Local Now, Channel 525. Welcome to today's podcast, sponsored by Hillsdale College. All things Hillsdale at Hillsdale .edu. I encourage you to take advantage of the many free online courses there. And, of course, listen to the Hillsdale Dialogues, all of them at hughforhillsdale .com or just Google Apple, iTunes, and Hillsdale. Back now with my friend Arthur Brooks. Part two about this book, which we began yesterday, Build the Life You Want, Arthur Brooks and Oprah Winfrey. Yesterday was the intro, Arthur. Now, I want to do in part two the most important takeaway for me. Now, that's not for everybody, but for me is stop judging people. Now, you and I are both Catholics, so that means we've both been exposed to a lot of terrible church music. And I try not to judge the liturgy every time I go, but I always judge liturgy. And in confession, I always get assigned the litany of humility because it's a very good litany. But I think it is the key takeaway to being happy. Would you explain what the judgment advice is and how you came to it in the middle of Build the Life You Want? Yeah. So this book talks a lot about how you can manage your emotions through three basic techniques. Now, to begin with, you have to understand your emotions and get space between what you feel and how you understand these emotions. And you can do that through journaling and meditation and prayer and some people go to therapy and whatever. But once you actually have some space between the things that are bombarding you emotionally and what you decide to do, then you can react in several ways that are very constructive. Number one is you can decide to react differently than you feel. The second is you can substitute better emotions for the ones that you feel. And the third is what you're talking about, which is you can disregard your own judgment on the world. And this is critically important. Look, people are walking through the world saying, this is bad, this is good, this is bad. I'm bad. I'm not lovable. You're not interesting. The traffic is crummy. The coffee is bitter. And it's just exhausting because when you're doing that, you're not observing the world. You can't live in awe. And the result is that you are, in those moments, the central character in your psychodrama. The minute that you're judging everything, then the whole world is subject to the judgments of Hugh Hewitt and you can't stop thinking about Hugh. And that's just torture. We need to actually get some perspective and some peace. And the best way to do it is judge not, to quote St. Matthew. Now, he says, judge not lest you be judged. And even if people are listening to us are not Christian men and women like you and me, then judge not lest you be judged. Because when you judge everything around you, you're judging yourself as well. And it's exhausting and you will be unhappy. Stop with the opinions already. You don't need an opinion on everything. You almost don't need an opinion on anything. Let it go. Just simply allow it to roll over your back. I think it's just maybe the key chapter, but there are a lot of key chapters in here, Arthur. Let's make sure I touch on the key technique. I told him what the key takeaway, which is to keep a database of positive memories close at hand. And I employed this when my oldest, who is now 38, was a little girl and she would have a nightmare. It's happened. I would always end up with her talking about her favorite ride at Disneyland. And we would substitute a Disneyland ride for whatever it is that had woke her up with the bad dream. And I immediately referenced back to that when you talked about keeping a storehouse of good memories close at hand. That sounds so simple. It's really a wonderful idea, but people don't do it. They keep their bad memories close at hand, but they don't keep their great memories close at hand. Am I right generally? Absolutely. We have a negativity bias and that's just part of evolution. Evolution has equipped us to always pay attention to bad things and refer back to the archive of bad things that have happened in the past. And there's a reason for this, Hugh. The negativity bias that humans have is because negative emotions keep you alive, quite frankly. Your anger and your disgust and your fear and your sadness. This makes sure that threats don't hurt you, you're able to run away, that you're afraid of being sad so you don't want to be separated from your kin. So don't you walk the frozen tundra and die alone. All of these negative experiences or the negative emotions that we have are keeping us alive. The result of that is they're always getting our attention and we remember those things very distinctly as well. But that's not adapted in a functional way. The truth of the matter is that walking the frozen tundra is bad, but Twitter is no big deal. And so we're thinking about negative things that are little and insignificant using the same onboard computing hardware that was developed for the Pleistocene era. So what do we need to do? We need to be smart about it. Don't live just according to our instincts, but actually think and create a strategy that's more practical for the current moment. When you have a bad memory, when you have a bad dream, when you're feeling particularly negative, usually that's not an accurate representation of the world around you. People always say, look on the bright side. Well, actually you have to be more specific than that. You have to be more tangible than that. And the Disneyland memories are a really good place to start. I recommend that people keep a running list of the things for which they're grateful. Update it every Sunday. The top five things. I don't care how stupid they are. I got a bag of candy corn and liked it. If that's on your list, more power to you. Update it every Sunday. Look at it every single day. Literally, you'll be 25 percent happier at the end of 10 weeks because of the emotional substitution that you're undertaking.
Fresh update on "cotton" discussed on KCBS Radio Weekend News
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A highlight from Impeachment Inquiry Launched Into Joe Biden!
"Why doesn't Mitch McConnell want to make things difficult for the Democrats? Why does Mitch McConnell say that impeaching Joe Biden after the level of corruption and the lies and the disastrous reign of this president has been exposed for all the world to see? Why do you suppose Mitch McConnell thinks it's a bad idea to begin impeachment proceedings against Joe Biden? I honestly don't get it. Maybe you do. Now, thankfully, he's trying to hedge his comments a little bit. He gave an interview to The New York Times that I think it's bad for the country. Think it's bad for the country. Here he was on Fox News Channel, a little bit of a back and forth with reporters. This was covered on Fox News. Here is Senator Mitch McConnell being asked about Kevin McCarthy's announcement yesterday that the House Republicans will begin impeachment proceedings against Joe Biden. There's cut seven. We believe it was a good idea for Speaker McCarthy to open that inquiry to the president today. The impeachment inquiry? The impeachment inquiry? Do you support it? Do you support that as a good idea? I'm sorry. I couldn't hear you. The impeachment inquiry? The impeachment inquiry that Speaker McCarthy opened announced the president's items. Yeah, look, I'm going to say it again. And I don't think that Speaker McCarthy needs any advice from the Senate on how to run the House. OK. He's on record as saying it's not a great idea. He's on record as believing that it's bad for America. I like fighters. I like people. If Trump has symbolized anything whatsoever, it's that Americans demand a fighting spirit from our elected representatives, period. That's it. Is Mitch McConnell, who is agreeing with the Democrats that it's a bad idea to impeach Joe Biden. Do you have a theory as to what his problem is? I'm just going to turn it over to you. We also have some breaking news. The escaped killer, that escaped prisoner, after two weeks on the run, has been captured in the state of Pennsylvania. So the country can breathe a sigh of relief. A very dangerous criminal is behind bars again. So a little update on that news as we welcome you into the Relief Factor studios for a Wednesday I just have a simple question for you. Why does Mitch McConnell agree with the Democrats that it's a bad idea to begin impeachment proceedings against Joe Biden? 1 -800 -655 -MIKE they impeached Trump twice. And they'll believe me, they'll try again if he wins. So we're supposed to roll over and let the Democrats essentially, you know, have their way with us. You go ahead and do whatever you want to us. We won't fight back against you. Let's dive into this. And I want you to swamp my phone lines, flood my phone lines. The Ph .D. weight loss and nutrition phone number is 800 -655 -MIKE, 800 -655 -6453. Go ahead and tell me why you think Mitch McConnell is unwilling to fight back against the Democrats. 800 -655 -MIKE, 800 -655 -6453. Hope you join us. MyPillow is having their biggest sheet sale of the year. You've helped MyPillow become one of the most extraordinary success stories in America today. Well now Mike Lindell wants to give back exclusively to you, a Mike Gallagher listener. The Percale and Giza Dream bed sheet sets are available in a variety of colors and sizes and they're on sale now for as low as $29 .98 with our listener promo code MIKEG. Order today because when they're gone, they're gone. The Percale and Giza Dream sheets are breathable, they have a cool, crisp feel made from the finest cotton on earth, comes with a 10 -year warranty, a 60 -day money -back guarantee. Don't miss out on this amazing offer. There's a limited supply, so be sure to order today. Get them while they're hot. Call 800 -928 -6034, 800 -928 -6034, use the promo code MIKEG or call 800 -928 -6034, 800 -928 -6034 or go to MyPillow .com, look for the Mike Gallagher radio special square, click on that box and with anything you order, be sure to enter the promo code MIKEG. MyPillow .com, promo code MIKEG, MyPillow .com, promo code MIKEG or call 800 -928 -6034 like we love to sing. For the best night's sleep in the whole wide world, visit MyPillow .com. Promo code MIKEG.
Fresh update on "cotton" discussed on KCBS Radio Weekend News
"If you're just joining us there is tonight a tentative on the agreement writers guild has strike after been reached five marathon to days end of the nearly five talks -month -old the writer strikes guild terms has of announced the three -year a contract ends though but have not as been released a uh... result of the still agreement need to be nightly approved network by shows the guilds including board and the members tonight before show the strike and officially jimmy kimmel live could return to the air within days there's no deal yet though for actors cbs news time eight twenty planet two here starting twenty four in the constellation hercules sounds like it would make a sweet snack for the strong man it's about as dense as cotton candy in fact it twelve hundred may be light the years away poppiest planet its yet seen star happy hat sixty piece seven sixty is seven bigger b is brighter about and twelve heavier since from than birth the sun to the and sun the star that in the means planet the are planet quite close is getting
'Mike Windell' Offers New Product Line of Evidence Against Joe Biden
"Why are we doing that? He's got a whole product line. I can't believe it. You know this whole, like, interesting phenomenon in the media about the Biden crime family, despite the litany of evidence from the SARs, to the prebop bank records, to the photos, to the emails, to the 1023s, to the FBI informant, to Bob Walensky, to Schwerin, to Devan Archer, to the meetings, to the voicemails, to the speakerphone calls, to the testimony, to the whistleblowers, all of that stuff. The liberal media continues to claim there's no evidence, and Lindell has struck again with a product line. It's the craziest. How he monetizes is amazing. Jim caught this on the dark web. It's just stunning. I just got to come out with this right away before we get to some other stuff. Check this Hello, I'm Mike Windbell. If you're looking for just the right things to convince you, Joe Biden was a foreign agent and involved in an influence peddling scheme with his family, I've got a deal for you. At My Evidence, I've got all the evidence you'll need. Check out our wide array of bank records, our crystal clear voicemails from Joe to Hunter, several choices of whistleblower testimony, plus premium king size emails, subscribble text messages, WhatsApp messages made exclusively with Egyptian cotton and so much more at My Evidence. And if you act now as a free gift, I'll fire a Ukrainian prosecutor. It's all available to you at the very low price of absolutely free. Just go to myevidence .com and enter promo code crackhead. Thank I'm sorry. I'm sorry. I screwed that up. That was when Mike with that totally different guy with a different and I don't know how I messed that up. I check ours. I say we can't Bill McCarthy,
Fresh update on "cotton" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"News at 10 and 40 past the hour here is Joan Doniger this is a Bloomberg Money Minute we're heading toward a child care cliff at the end of this 24 billion dollars in pandemic era government aid to child care providers is set to end century calculates foundation more than 70 ,000 child care programs could be in danger of closing with more than 3 million children losing their spots and while Wells Fargo senior economist Sarah House says those are not hard and fast numbers it's hard to say if we would actually lose daycare providers or just if capacity would be constrained if they're going to have more difficulty hiring what the quality of care might be she does say the end of that aid could put a dent in the size of the labor force research has shown time and again the access to quality affordable consistent child care it boosts women's participation and says House women with young children have helped drive gains in prime -age workers anything that's going to dent that that labor supply I think could challenge this narrative of perhaps a soft landing from the Bloomberg Newsroom I'm Joan Doniger on WTOP. Coming up on WTOP, Iran and the Taliban working together to fight terrorism? That's just ahead, it is 2 -12. As the music world prepares for a year of celebrations in honor of hip WTOP's 50th anniversary local entertainment lawyer leader Rosario Richardson of Shulman Rogers offers insights about how this truly American music genre and culture has evolved with the digital age. in the early days looping where they would take a portion of the old recording and loop it over and over again and create a musical for bed the song. That practice led to the irrelevance of studios. Studios are no longer relevant because you don't need a studio to make commercial quality music you can do it all digitally. And now we have AI and we have no idea where AI is going to take place. I know there are people out there experimenting now. A lot of the success the success of hip -hop or the development of hip -hop live side by side with this digital revolution that we've gone through. Wouldn't have been possible without it. Learn more about Shulman Rogers entertainment law practice at Hi, it's Jonathan Cotton and people often ask me what is the Good Feet store? A shoe store? I I respond, we are an arch support store. Most people don't realize that we have four arches in the foot. Not only that but are there 26 bones 30 joints and over a hundred tendons and ligaments in each foot. There is no way that a mass -produced shoe is
A highlight from Will You Ever Comply With Mask Mandates Again?
"Cable news, noisy, boring, out of touch. That's why Salem News Channel is different. We keep you in the know. Streaming 24 -7 for free. Home to the greatest collection of conservative voices like Dennis Prager, Jay Sekulow, Mike Gallagher, and more. Salem News Channel is unfiltered and unapologetic. Watch anytime on any screen at snc .tv and local now channel 525. Joe Biden's like that grandpa that you love. Would you give this grandpa a high -stress job for six more years? Liberal ideas are amazing and they're beautiful. As long as you never do them, they were actually impossible. When they were implemented, you have misery. They're demolishing the election. The deep state, the fourth branch of government, doesn't want the people to be able to have the voice. Now from the ReliefFactor .com studios, here's Mike Gallagher. JD Vance, the senator from Ohio, came so close in trying to stop the government from forcing masks on Americans. But don't worry, the Democrats blocked it. Massachusetts pride and joy, Senator Ed Markey shut it down. JD Vance was trying to advance a bill that would prevent the federal government from imposing mask mandates in places like, you know, airline, the airline industry or trains or buses. They're going to bring it back and they're going to bring it back because they want to impact the outcome of the election in 2024. And we can talk about not complying. I got a lot of response yesterday to my question, are you going to comply or not when they start forcing and imposing mask mandates? You know, let me give you a pragmatic example. I have to travel a lot for my job. What am I going to do, take a bus? I mean, I'm taking a train Monday for our big event Monday night in Philadelphia, but I can't exactly take a train from Tampa to Los Angeles. I got some challenges here. You think I want to get on another airplane and wear a mask? What do you do? What if you go to what if you have to go to work on the bus and the and the local transit authority makes you wear a mask to get on the bus? What are you going to do when you go to work and your office says you got to wear a mask to walk into the building? I don't know why I keep having this flashback to this screaming match I got into with somebody at my at my office in Florida when somebody said you got to wear a mask to walk, you know, 30 steps from your car to through the empty building into your empty studio. I said, this is insane. You better do it or we're not going to allow you in the building. Thankfully, cooler heads prevailed at the time. And the consensus, not that I'm any big deal, I'm not trying to brag here, but the consensus was if Mike doesn't wear a mask, we're not going to wear him wear a mask. But see, I'm in an unusual position. I'm in an unusual place. I'm fortunate and privileged to be in a position where I kind of get to do that. Although I suppose if my company really wanted to be hardcore about it, they could have said, Mike, you want to lose your job over this? OK, but nice knowing you. And listen to the way the Democrats brag about it. Listen to the way the Democrats are so they love they want these mask mandates so badly. This was something called the Freedom to Breathe Act, which would have prohibited any federal mask mandate from being imposed on an airplane, a public transit system or school. J .D. Vance introduced it on Wednesday. Democrat Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts intervened and he shut it down. Here he was. This is, I believe, from the floor of the Senate, if I'm not mistaken. But this is audio and video from C -SPAN, where Ed Markey proudly shut down the Freedom to Breathe Act. It would silence and hamstring public health experts who have guided our nation out of the one hundred and thirty nine thousand people in our country in three years. Well, where's your mask, dummy? Why are you standing there without your mask on since you worship at the altar of the mask? Incidentally, if you're watching that video clip on Salem News Channel, there's some dingbat sitting behind him with a mask on. You see that? I don't know who she is. She's got a nice big black mask on. Look at me. I got my mask on. I'm not going to give or get covid. I mean, these people are just clowns. I saw one this morning. Driving into work. On a bike. Pedaling with all the prerequisite bike stuff that bicyclists, you know, the spandex and the helmet and everything. And the and the the, you know, Tour de France get up guy had as he was ready to go. And he had his mask on. Nothing's going to happen to him. He ain't going to get covid. He's got his mask on while pedaling down the West Side Highway in New York City outside with nobody around. Man's wearing a mask. So I don't know. I mean, I hate all these flashbacks. I was talking to my producer, Derek, about it earlier. And he said, you know, I'm you flashback to all the covid memes. One that one of the memes that Derek loved said, I'm more afraid of a Democrat in the White House than I am covid. I'd second that. But what do we do? Where do we go? I'm serious. I want to ask you an honest to gosh question. What are you going to do? If your company, if your local transit system, if your kids school tries to impose a mask mandate, let's flood our Ph .D. weight loss and nutrition phone lines with your phone calls. Eight hundred six five five. Mike, this is Friday. This hour. I want to I want packed lines. It's always a bit of a challenge this time on Friday every week to get people revved up. And back into the swing of things. So let's go. I just want you to give me your pragmatic answer. What do you do if you're confronted with a mask mandate? Because I need you to prepare yourself. It's probably coming. And it's coming because not because of any pragmatic, scientific approach. 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Sen. Tom Cotton: Dems Want to Prop Biden up by Taking Trump Down
"Washington DC has done the day before the Super Tuesday primaries. And that's because they know that Joe Biden is so weak, he's run our economy, That that he's not mentally fit to be president. And the only way they may be able to prop him up is to criminally charge not just the former president, Mark, that's bad enough. That's banana republic kind of stuff. Donald But Trump is also the leading candidate of the opposition party. That is really banana republic style operation. That's something you see in Brazil or Pakistan or other countries, not in America. And again, this is a very dangerous precedent that that water is already crossing the bridge, though. And we should not be surprised to see Republican Attorney General or Republican VAs, for instance, who have had Hunter Biden or Jim Biden or even Joe Biden passed through their jurisdictions at some point in recent years, looking for opportunities to charge them with crimes, just as these Democratic have prosecutors looked at Donald Trump much like Stalin's chief of secret police once said, show me the man and I'll find you the crime. Yeah, there's an interesting piece, Senator, by Byron York in the Washington Examiner the other day, any quote to see fight a is the language of the unheard. On February 7, 2022, Senator Tom Cotton, a member of the Judiciary Committee, wrote a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland. It was about the case of Ron Leslie, a Rochester, Minnesota man sentenced to 10 years in prison for setting a fire that killed a man during Black Lives Matter riot in Minneapolis. Remember this case? And you remember what the Department of Justice said while you were so upset about it? No, I remember it very well. This is during the BLM riots of 2020. Many of your listeners may remember this terrible tragedy where a building was set fire and it killed a man who was inside. It is a murder. This is not alluding, Mark. This is not
Sen. Tom Cotton: Why Dems Are Relying on the 14th Amendment
"14th Amendment. The 14th Amendment says that if you committed insurrection or rebellion against the United States, you're not eligible for federal office. This is written in the aftermath of the Civil War. It was used then to ensure that unreconstructed Confederates could never serve in federal office again. Obviously, it doesn't apply today. Donald Trump hasn't been convicted of much less even charged with insurrection. And we all know that if Jack Smith, the rabid zealot that Merrick Garland appointed prosecute to Donald Trump could have charged insurrection. Obviously, he would have. But now got you've Democrats in places like Colorado who are talking about unilaterally through partisan officers state like a Secretary of State or Attorney General removing Donald Trump from the ballot in those states. This is a very, very dangerous road to go down. And I would suggest to the Democrats as I have from the very beginning about Donald Trump. And for that matter, any other Republican they don't like, they're going to take him at the ballot box. You know, it's amazing, Senator, you make great points. On the one hand, they say he's the easiest to beat. On the other hand, they're doing everything they can to bury him alive. What do you make of 91 charges? really different, one, two, I guess five different grand juries. Democrat DAs, you have a Democrat regime special counsel. All the juries will be up made of largely anti -Trump Democrats. The judges are largely anti -Trump Democrats, not all but most pretty bad, don't you think? Again, Mark, it gets back to the point about trying to stop Donald Trump by means other than simply defeating him at the ballot because Democrats the could have pursued these
A highlight from Guest Host Carl Jackson On Our Two-Tiered Justice System In America
"We get it. You're busy. You don't have time to waste on the mainstream media. That's why Salem News Channel is here. We have hosts worth watching, actually discussing the topics that matter. Andrew Wilkow, Dinesh D 'Souza, Brandon Tatum, and more. Open debate and free speech you won't find anywhere else. We're not like the other guys. We're Salem News Channel. Watch any time on any screen for free 24 -7 at snc .tv and on local now channel 525. The Mike Gallagher Show. I built hundreds of miles of wall. If we didn't have it, it would be hard to believe it could be any worse. They're just letting people flow into our country. A country has to have borders. Some of the wall was up there and it would be laying on the ground rusted rotten steel, rusted rotten wood, and what the radical left crazy Democrats did. If there's a piece of wood laying down, they consider that a wall. I built because this is the game. They're a party of disinformation. In the ReliefFactor .com studios, here's Mike. Welcome back to the ReliefFactor .com studio. I'm your guest host Carl Jackson sitting in with the great Mike Gallagher and Joe in Kentucky, Louisville. I'll be going to you in just a second here. If you want to call into the program 1 -800 -655 -MIKE. 1 -800 -655 -MIKE. I just want to comment on that video, the last video that you saw on SalemNewsChannel .com with former President Donald Trump in that CNN town hall that he did with the lady that just got taken to school even though she tried to take him to school. That was so annoying. I could barely take that interview. Do you realize the Biden administration, a lot of that new material that we purchased, they've literally sold a lot of it off. They've sold it off. Even to try to rebuild and keep in mind when Trump says rebuild, a lot of the wall was being fortified. He didn't literally build hundreds of miles worth of wall, unfortunately. I wish he had the left and unfortunately some rhinos did everything they could to slow the border issue down. That's something that has to be started all over virtually again with the exception of the 40 plus miles that were added because the Biden administration literally are continuing to sell off some of the material. Some of the some of the material is just setting still not doing anything but they're selling it off. They did they did the same thing as a matter of fact with material from the Keystone XL pipeline. Just so you know how evil and disgusting and despicable the Biden administration and his leading up to this and this show. I'm going to show you how and thank you Tracy for reminding me the the woman was Robin from Hawaii from the state of Hawaii. I don't recall what island and and Derek you're right. I think more more people need to read the left so we understand what the left is doing so that we're not fighting so harshly against each other because I really do believe and I understand you want Trump to win. I got it. Fight for him like heck and you should and you should but there's a mistake I believe in sabotaging Adron DeSantis. I think there's a mistake in in in in saying nobody else should compete in the race and I'm not going to lie with you lie to you. I I don't want a lot of those people on the stage. The only people frankly that I care about and I know I'm going to offend some people out there are Trump DeSantis and Larry Elder and I'll tell you why and and I want to bring I want to bring I'll tie all this together. I promise you and Joe I promise you I'll get to Joe and Louisville, Kentucky. I'll be coming to you because you got an important call here that I that I want to take on but there's a reason why I I say Trump DeSantis and Larry Elder and I'm okay with those three. I'm okay with those three hashing it out. Now I do live in Realville you know Rush Limbaugh was the mayor of Realville. If I'm looking at the polls even though I I know that the polls are skewed I know that the polls are wrong I still know that Trump has a humongous lead over everyone. That is clear even in state polling that is very clear so it is more than likely that Trump will be the GOP nominee unless there's fewer people. I'm a selfish person. I like we the people. I realize that Trump if he gets in he gets four years and I'm sitting there thinking okay we need to win 2024, 2028, 2032, 2036, 2040. How do we do all this? How do how do we do all this? If if you think that it's going to be a four -year plan we're going to somehow turn America around in four years you're sadly mistaken. You're just you're you're sadly mistaken. The DOJ issue is the biggest issue in my opinion out there. The way that the DOJ the FBI how they've been utterly corrupted is the biggest issue but there's something I got to share with you. Unfortunately the DOJ and the FBI being corrupted just shows us that we're too late to the party so it is the biggest issue out there but unfortunately all of the other issues that preceded that in order to create a corrupt DOJ a corrupt FBI we're late to the party. I believe that Trump is better when it comes to that stuff right DOJ stuff and all that man he just I think he'll go in and just wreck shop. I love that. I think I think Trump is better instinctively with foreign policy. He's just honestly he changed my views on some foreign policy stuff and that I absolutely love and adore adore him for. I love his sheer tenacity force of will but I'll be straight with you when it comes to the stuff leading up to DOJ and Ron DeSantis is better and I don't care if you like that or not he's got an instinct for that. You don't have to you can whine like little girls on the left you can lie about it you can deny it you can do what some conservative columnists and and and influencers have been done uh doing that all of a sudden DeSantis is the worst but no I'm sorry he's our second best guy and I don't think it's even close and I think you're playing a seriously dumb game if you try to sabotage them. I think you're an idiot. I think you're a fake MAGA person and I don't think you're out for the country. I think you're out for yourself if you're trying to sabotage our second best guy. I just opinion for the betterment of America. You're an idiot. I want to make it completely and emphatically clear because this is not a one election game. We've come to the party way too late. Ron DeSantis' instincts on cultural Marxism and what led up to the DOJ corruption I'm sorry he's been better than Trump on that. When it comes to the issue of COVID I'm sorry I see all of the naysayers oh well Ron DeSantis is lying he did this he did these are the the whiners these these are the guys in the MAGA movement that need testosterone uh oh Ron DeSantis he's lying about you know he was he he was what are they saying oh he he locked down Florida and guys I live in Florida yes he followed orders just like everybody else but you had what's what's her name Kristi uh and I'm missing someone the lady in Iowa that were very strong on COVID but once DeSantis backed out of COVID he was better than anybody else by far by far it wasn't even close it showed me that he was instinctually getting stuff and he was strong enough to say whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa wait a minute here's what's going on now and he wasn't falling to the pressure so that's why I want to see Trump on stage because as much as I love Trump and we've got a video here saying don't comply with COVID well I'm sorry I love Trump I love Trump but I'm we the people first I want Trump to tell me what he learned so that he does about COVID uh and and the deep state so he never gets duped again when he's in office that's what I want to know I deserve that as a voter you may not want that that's up to you but I'm a we the people person I want that because you know what I don't have the resources to fight against the deep state I don't have them if they lock me up I'm gone away forever you're never going to hear me again so I'm pretty selfish I want to stay out of prison I don't want to be the proud boys guy that I'm gonna that I'm going to talk about uh later Larry Elder the reason why I want him is simple in my opinion Larry Elder is a better communicator than DeSantis he's a better communicator uh than than Trump and I think he can communicate those ideas better than them and even to minority voters I think he can communicate our ideas better to minority voters than DeSantis and Trump can so I figure let them fight it out I think Trump is going to win but let them fight it out because you know why with those three I think we the people win and the left is an isolated on Donald Trump where they can just aim all right so take everybody out of the race let let's take everybody out of the race and let's just let the DOJ the FBI the the mainstream media big tech every look at everything that has been unleashed on Trump now let's get everybody out of the way so they can just completely focus on him you know what Ron DeSantis is do you know what Larry Elder and I pray to God Larry Elder gets on the stage larryelder .com do you know what they are they are an insurance policy I'm sorry I love Tim Scott I love Tim Scott I think Larry Elder is a better candidate than Tim Scott so I hope to God that he gets on the stage all right because I want to hear them debate but they're an insurance policy you know why the left is scared to get rid of Biden those that are Kamala Harris I had somebody messaged me yesterday uh Carl I love you on the show but I disagree with you on this part the impeachment thing because Kamala Harris the left has no problem throwing black people under the bus even a black woman they will throw her under the bus quick fast and in a hurry she's an insurance policy for Biden you know who's an insurance policy because I read them all the time I'm just telling you the truth you don't have to believe it you don't have to agree with it I don't necessarily agree with it but when I read the left when I read the radical left the person who they fear the most is DeSantis whether you like it or not doesn't mean that it's true that is their perception because they believe that DeSantis is Trump not charismatic but will get crap done when he came in the office that's true I don't believe DeSantis at this point I mean unless he gets a one -on -one and there's a miracle that he's going to win the primary but I tell you the left yes they fear Trump but they also fear DeSantis why would you take the guy the second guy that they fear out and try to sabotage them the those of you that are doing that and and I'll say it maybe I'm sabotaging my career today you're complete and utter idiots and I don't believe you're MAGA I believe you're just you're I believe you're just what what's the word I just believe you're grifters I believe you just want to follow the crowd I don't believe you're for the betterment of America I don't believe you're for the empowerment of we the people I think you're full of crap to be frank with you this is Carl Jackson and for Mike Gallagher we'll be back unveil evil in nefarious the modern screw tape letters praised by Pastor Jack Hibbs my pillow is having their biggest sheet sale of the year you've helped my pillow become one of the most extraordinary success stories in America today well now Mike Lindell wants to give back exclusively to you a Mike Gallagher listener the percale and Giza dream bed sheet sets are available in a variety of colors and sizes and 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is just one -sided BS for lack of a better word what I will say is right now the senate is the most privileged nursing home in the country but to every COVID tyrant who wants to take away our freedom hear these words we will not comply so don't even think about it and now sitting in for Mike today in the relief factor .com studios here's Carl Jackson all right welcome back to the Mike Gallagher show coming to you live from the relief factor .com studio I am your guest host Carl Jackson sitting in for Mike Gallagher the number to call in 1 -800 -655 -Mike 1 -800 -655 -6453 thank you Tracy uh callers if you want to call back the lines are good apparently uh the uh callers were in some areas where the phones just weren't okay all right they're rebooting the phones right now so 1 -800 -655 -Mike 1 -800 -655 -6453 let me let me let me play an audio clip for you I think this is uh this is very interesting to me I'm actually surprised to to hear this but that's Derek Klingle being on it I want to go to Tucker Tucker says I agree and I quote I agree 100 after guest says uh Trump and Biden are too old to be president here's audio clip number two I'm actually kind of surprised to hear this but let's roll it uh I think both Trump and Biden are too old I think there should I don't think you should be able to be that old and be president uh but I think Trump trying to be a hundred percent more aware I I think Biden has got some serious dementia issues I'm I'm actually surprised to hear that I I can't uh I did not know he said listen I I do believe that there should be an age limitation that we we talked about this yesterday I do think that there should be some type of cognitive test obviously if you look at uh Trump he's he's I think he's 77 or 78 years old the guy acts like he's probably 60 I mean it's it's absolutely insane and then you look at Biden and it's simply not the same but I I do believe there needs to be some cognitive test and perhaps there does need to be an age limit at some point uh but I'm wishy -washy on that I'll admit I'm not a term limit guy I know a lot of people want term limits listen I just think evil people do evil things they'll just figure out how to do evil things even more quickly I think we need to leave a move a lot of these people out of Washington D .C.
A highlight from Dont Tread on Me
"We're proud to announce our brand new ACLJ Life and Liberty Drive. Our legal teams will be focusing on the issues that you, our ACLJ members, have told us matter the most to you, life and religious liberty. Join the ACLJ in the fight to keep America free. Dennis Prager here. Thanks for listening to the daily Dennis Prager podcast. To hear the entire three hours of my radio show, commercial free, every single day, become a member of Pragertopia. You'll also get access to 15 years worth of archives, as well as the daily show prep. Subscribe at Pragertopia .com Hello, everyone, and welcome to the Dennis Prager show. It is Wednesday, August 30th, 2023. My name is Julie Hartman. I am the host of the Dennis and Julie show, or I should say the co -host of Dennis and Julie, alongside Dennis Prager. That premieres every Monday on the Salem News Channel. I am also the host of my own three times weekly show, Timeless with Julie Hartman, which is on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays on the Salem News Channel. You can also catch those two shows, Dennis and Julie and Timeless, on the Julie Hartman YouTube page, and of course, you can download them on Apple and Spotify. It is great to be with you. To begin this morning, we're going to talk about a 12 -year -old Colorado student, who on Monday was kicked out of class for having a Gadsden flag patch on his backpack. For those who don't know what that is, the Gadsden flag patch, it is the don't tread on me flag that sometimes you see flying around the United States. According to the school district, which kicked this child out of class, that Gadsden flag is only flown in Trump 2020 flag flying white supremacist neighborhoods, which is obviously a lie, and not to mention insulting. This story, I think, provides a pretty apt synopsis of the state of American education for two reasons. First, the teacher who kicked this boy out of class falsely said that the Gadsden patch had, quote, origins with slavery. That is not true. This patch was actually made in the 1770s during the American Revolution, and the slogan don't tread on me was intended to be a message to the British that the American colonists who were rebelling against their rule were no longer going to put up with the British treading on them. That is the first thing that reveals the state of American education because it is very common nowadays for the content in schools to be taught incorrectly. Then the second reason why it says kind of everything you need to know about the state of our country's school system is that in addition to teaching the wrong content, students are being politically persecuted. There was another story in Massachusetts just about three or four months ago where a young 12 -year -old boy, Liam Morrison, was also sent home from school because he dared to wear a t -shirt that said there are only two genders. This is an ever -growing phenomenon in our country, but let's go here to this article I'm reading from American Greatness. On Monday, so two days ago, very recent, a Colorado Springs charter school removed a middle school student from class for having a Gadsden flag patch on his backpack, alleging falsely that the patch had origins with slavery. A video circulating on X features a Vanguard school administrator explaining to 12 -year -old Jaden and his mother why the boy was pulled from class. The confrontation has gone viral, and due to negative publicity, this is great news, the boy was allowed to have the patch in place when he returned to school on Tuesday. That is totally the right strategy. What happened is that Jaden and his mother were so outraged by Jaden being sent home from school that they went public with this clip. They were on Sean Hannity on Fox News. I believe that they also spoke with Tucker Carlson, or at the very least, Tucker Carlson covered this story. That is the right approach. When something insane happens, whether it's in your child's school or in your workplace, you have to go public with it. That is the only way that we are going to expose the rot of wokeism and try to get it unraveled. This past Monday, in addition to being the day that 12 -year -old Jaden was sent home from school, also marked the 60th anniversary of the March on Washington, where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered the famous I Have a Dream speech. In addition to Martin Luther King's great activism, nonviolent activism, the thing that ended the racist Jim Crow laws in the South was the fact that Americans were seeing the discrimination against black people on their televisions. The start of cable TV, or at least the popularity of cable TV in the 50s and 60s in contributing to the civil rights movement cannot be underestimated. It is because people started taking video of black people in the South being hosed down by police officers, having dogs unleashed on them. And in the court of public opinion, the Jim Crow laws and other racist measures that were present in the South no longer became acceptable because people were seeing with their own eyes how disgusting it was. That is what we need to do now in this arguably new civil rights era in our country. We need to go public, show video, send audio of a teacher berating a student. So I just thought that was interesting that on the same day that this child was sent home was the same day that Martin Luther King delivered that speech. Similar lessons can be gleaned from both of those experiences. Continuing from American greatness, this is a quote from the school administrator. The reason that we do not want the flag, the reason that we do not want the flag displayed is due to its origins with slavery and the slave trade. The Gadsden flag, the surprised mother responded to which the administrator replied the don't tread on me flag. The mother asked what would happen if Jayden removed the patch and the staffer answered flatly the bag can't go back if it's got the patch on it because we can't have that in and around other kids. They're talking about this patch like it has cooties, like if you get within five feet of it, you are going to get a highly contagious deadly flu. We can't have this around other children. Lest they get infected with the imaginary bigotry of the Gadsden flag patch, the mother shot back. Yeah, it has nothing to do with slavery, I love this. The mother is teaching the teacher. That's like the Revolutionary War patch that was displayed when we were fighting the British. Thank you Jayden's mother for teaching basic elementary history to an elementary school teacher. The administrator responded, I am here to enforce the policy that was provided by the district. This is such cowardice. It's not me who's doing this, even though I'm the one who sent the child home. It's a policy. I'm just hiding behind the policy. The mother and son pointed out that other Vanguard kids, Vanguard is the school in Colorado, are allowed to have other various patches on their backpacks. That's exactly right. I bet that there are students at that school who have come in with Black Lives Matter patches or pride patches or even t -shirts with those symbols. Why is that okay? Arguably Black Lives Matter, not just arguably, I mean it's pretty evident, Black Lives Matter is far more offensive of a flag than the Gadsden flag. Black Lives Matter is a Marxist organization which advocated for uprooting the Western prescribed notions of the nuclear family. The Black Lives Matter organization has accumulated billions and billions and billions of dollars that has gone absolutely nowhere to places that would actually help black people. They purported to raise this money for bail funds and for scholarships and for public school funding. What we have found out is that it has actually gone into the pockets of the founders so that they could buy $6 million mansions here in Los Angeles. Those billions of dollars were also used to, actually they were used for bail funds, but they were used to bail out violent rioters who set buildings aflame. Those riots in 2020 killed 25 people, many of whom were black. But the Black Lives Matter flag is okay. I bet you there would be no issue, but the Gadsden flag, oh yes, that is bigotry. How about the pride flag? You know, pride no longer represents tolerance of those with different sexual identification. It a represents movement that seeks to condone the genital mutilation of young children in the name of so -called gender affirming care. Is that offensive? Would that flag be allowed in schools? I bet you it would. 1 -8 Prager, 776 -1877 -243 -777 -6. Back in a moment. Precious metals, it's imperative that you buy from a trustworthy and transparent dealer that protects your best interests. So many companies use gimmicks to take advantage of inexperienced gold and silver buyers. Be cautious of brokers offering free gold and silver or brokers that want to sell you overpriced collectible coins claiming they appreciate more than gold and silver. What about hidden commissions and huge markups? Nick Grovitch and his team at AmFed always have your back. I trust this man. It's why I mention him by name. Nick's been in this industry over 42 years and he's proud of providing transparency and fair pricing to build trusted relationships. If you're interested in buying or selling, call Nick Grovitch and his team at AmFed Coin and Bullion, 800 -221 -7694, americanfederal .com, americanfederal .com. Triple G has notified me that we actually have a clip of this recording of the administrator telling 12 -year -old Jaden, the Colorado student, that he could not wear the Gadsden flag patch on his backpack. I just want to play a minute of the video for you so that you can hear this. And for those of you who are watching the show on the Salem News Channel, you will see that this boy is so polite. He's clean cut. He has a nice shirt on and he's sitting there, you know, with his hands clasped together and he's just nodding and taking it in, incredibly dignified and polite. He didn't say anything like, come on, this is ridiculous. What the heck is going on here? He handled that with such class. His mother should be proud. Let's hear a minute of this clip. Thank you. Do they know what the Gadsden flag is? It's a historical flag. So there, the reason that they do not want the flag, the reason we do not want the flag is due to its origins with slavery and slave trade. That is what was, that's the reason behind the Gadsden flag. The don't tread on me, which is the Gadsden flag. Okay, so he, what's going to happen if he doesn't take it all? He, I mean, he is able to go, I was actually just telling him, like, I was upset that he was missing so much school. I'm like, ah! So I asked him, can he just take his stuff out of his bag and go back to class? Like, I just want him to go back to class. The bag can't go back. It's got a patch on it, because we can't have that in and around other kids. So that's what I was trying, and then he said you were close, so I was like, oh, okay. It's amazing that this administrator is saying, you know, I hate that he's missing school. He's missing school because of you, my friend, or not my friend, my enemy. All right, reading continuing from American Greatness, the head of the school told Jaden's mother that the patch was, quote, disruptive to the classroom environment, and that the boy was welcome to return to class on Tuesday, but only if he removed the patch, okay? Because of its creator's history and because it is commonly flown alongside Trump 2020 flags, the Confederate battle flag, and other white supremacist flags, some may now see the Don't Tread On Me flag as a symbol of intolerance and hate or even racism. Oh, gosh. We could spend the entire three hours on that quote. Okay, so many lies in that one sentence. But they're saying that Trump 2020 flags are white supremacist flags. How is that not political persecution? So half this country are white supremacists, really? And then I love this line here. Some may see it as a symbol of intolerance, hate, or even racism. Welcome to the tyranny of the minority. If one person is made to feel uncomfortable by that flag, the entire school has to go along with that person's preferences. This child has to be sent home. As the administrator said, he loses out on learning because this one person may, in a hypothetical world, be uncomfortable. So this is interesting because let's look at these four adjectives that were used to describe this patch, disruptive, intolerant, hateful, and racist. We live in a world where there is such a profound assault on truth. And what comes alongside that assault on truth is an assault on the objective meaning of words, because that's basically another way of saying the truth, that words hold a objective, truthful meaning. You know, when people say, well, what's the harm of calling a man a woman or a woman a man? What's the harm of saying words are violent? This is the harm, because when words lose their objective meaning, the rules and the standards that are associated with those words also lose their objective meaning, and then all havoc breaks loose. There is this standard in American public education. It was established in a Supreme Court case in 1969. The case is called Tinker versus Des Moines, Iowa School District. And it dealt with the fact that students came to class wearing Vietnam War or anti -Vietnam War wristbands, and they were asked to remove those wristbands. And this case went all the way up to the Supreme Court, and the court established what's called the Tinker standard of regulating speech in schools, because they had to balance the fact that sometimes it is necessary and even good to regulate speech in schools for disciplinary reasons, but also respecting the fact that students have First Amendment rights. So they established this standard, which essentially says that students have a right to express political speech, wear shirts, wear backpack stickers, wear wristbands. As long as that speech is not disruptive to the classroom and does not infringe on the rights of other students to learn. So here we see that this school district in Colorado is saying that Jaden's backpack patch is disruptive. And so if we are now calling a backpack patch disruptive, then it means that they can lawfully tell Jaden to go home and get rid of it, because the Tinker standard says that they have a right to censor speech that is disruptive. Once the objective meaning of words change, then that paves the way for the objective meaning of rules and standards associated with those rules to change. Another story that we will cover in this hour is this Spanish soccer league craziness where the head, I believe it was, of the Spanish soccer league went up and kissed one of the female players after the Spanish female soccer team won the World Cup. This kiss, which by the way I do not condone, you shouldn't kiss someone if it is unwanted or without their consent, but this kiss is now being called sexual assault. And this man who planted the unwanted kiss on the female soccer player is under criminal investigation for sexual assault, which in Spain, as in the United States, carries prison time as a potential punishment. Another perfect example of the way that if we change words, then we change the laws associated with those words. Because now if a kiss is called sexual assault, then you can be prosecuted or brought to trial for alleged sexual assault if you kiss someone. This is very scary. That is why conservatives make such a fuss when words are used improperly, because it leads to a slippery slope. And by the way, this is going to affect all of us. There are going to be many people, we're already seeing it happen, who are going to be fired from their jobs or sent home from school for supposedly being disruptive or racist when they're not. We have calls. We'll take them in the next segment. 1 -8 Prager 776 -1877 -243 -7776. I'm eager to hear your reactions. Back in a moment. Mike Lindell has a passion to help you get the best sleep of your life. He didn't stop at the pillow. Mike also created the Giza Dream bed sheets. These sheets look and feel great, which means an even better night's sleep, which is crucial for overall health. Mike found the world's best cotton called Giza. It's ultra soft and breathable, but extremely durable. Mike's latest deal is the sale of the year for a limited time. You'll receive 50 % off the Giza Dream sheets, marking prices down as low as $29 .98, depending on the size. Go to MyPillow .com, click on the radio podcast's square, and use the promo code Prager. There you'll find not only this amazing offer, but also deep discounts on all MyPillow products, including the MyPillow 2 .0 mattress topper, MyPillow kitchen towel sets, and so much more. Call 800 -761 -6302 or go to MyPillow .com and use the promo code Prager. Welcome back to The Dennis Prager Show. I'm Julie Hartman, your guest host for today. We are discussing the fact that this 12 -year -old boy in Colorado was sent home from school on Monday for wearing a Don't Tread On Me patch on his backpack. The school said that he had to remove it. In order to return to school, he and his mother went public with a recording of the administrator admonishing him. And the public outrage over this incident led to the school allowing Jaden to come back with the patch on his backpack. I should also note that the school announced that they would be canceling Parents Night due to quote, unforeseen circumstances. Clearly, they do not want to face some questions about this incident. Let's go to Steve in Chicago, Illinois. Hi, Steve. Thanks for calling in. Yeah, Julie, thanks a lot. So, here's where I'm going to part company with you, okay? Whatever happened at School of Colorado sounds ridiculous, okay? But you beat it like a dead horse a thousand times to make it sound as if this is commonplace. You talk about transgender issues, and Dennis Prager does it nonstop. And what you do, and the way to deceive people, okay, which is what I think you and Dennis do, is to omit from your discussions and your narrative other information that would make what you're saying completely false, okay? What is that information that we are omitting? Well, I'll tell you. I'll tell you. You guys beat this transgender drum like they are going to take over the world and destroy civilization. The fact is - When have we ever said those words? That they're going to take over the world and destroy civilization? I listen to Dennis all the time. It's incessant. And the fact is, is there are very few transgender people relative to the population, okay? That's true. Most of us will never meet a transgender person. The few people who are transgender are afflicted with a horrible psychiatric illness, okay? They deserve empathy. No one is forcing them to undergo any transgender hormonal treatment. I'm going to pause you there, Steve. I don't mean to cut you off, but just for the sake of time, I'm going to pause you and I'd like to continue a discussion, but I have to cut in. You are right, Steve, that there is a relatively low number of transgender individuals relative to the population, which is why I ask the question, why is teaching that gender is non -binary and fluid becoming so mainstream if this is so rare? And I encourage you, Steve, and anyone listening who may agree with his disagreement of Dennis' position and my position, I encourage you to read the California Department of Education codes, the Arizona Department of Education codes, New Jersey, Michigan. Many states, blue states around the country, in these codes have things that say that you should teach kids that gender is non -binary. In New Jersey, they say that you should not refer to children using gendered pronouns. Here in Los Angeles, the LAUSD, which has about 450 schools under its jurisdiction, has monthly Rainbow Club meetings where students as young as four years old are subjected to drag queen story hour. This is not a fringe thing. This is very mainstream, and they are also taught these radical gender codes. I agree that people who are experiencing gender dysphoria deserve empathy. That is why I, and I feel comfortable speaking for Dennis, that is why Dennis and I are so disgusted. And that is the word disgusted by this movement, which is saying, legitimizing the fact that it is normal to not feel your gender. These individuals deserve empathy, they deserve therapy, but what they do not deserve is being subjected to doctors and students who are saying, yeah, you're 13 years old or you're 15 years old and you don't feel like your gender, here are some puberty blockers, and by the way, you should have your breasts cut off. This is happening at the Duke University Medical School, Medical Hospital, excuse me, Boston Children's Hospital. This is happening all over the country. I'd like to give Steve an opportunity to respond. We may have to go into the next segment, Steve. We don't have much time. OK. Yeah. What you're saying about people having their breasts, women having their breasts cut off and hormonal blockers, again, it's a misleading narrative you're giving. OK. No, no, no female is going to breast cut off without her consent, without substantial psychiatric involvement. OK. It is not substantial psychiatric involvement. That is not true. You know what? You know what? I've studied this issue. It is true. As have I. As have I. It is very common for these kids. OK, I'm sorry. We're going to have to continue into the next segment. Steve, stay on. We'll pick it up. Back in a moment.
How China Has Infiltrated Our Country With Nikki Haley
"Now, I want to dial out to 30 ,000 feet over America's history since World War II. And I just talked about this with Senator Cotton. We didn't see Korea coming. We didn't see the disaster of Vietnam coming. We did not see 9 -11 coming. We did not execute Iraq or Afghanistan correctly. President Obama blew Libya, blew Syria, did not prevent Ukraine from being invaded the second time. Georgia happened on W's watch, but nobody saw China turning. The national strategic document that W produced in 06 is just like two throwaway pages on China. And then this administration did not prevent Ukraine second. What is with America's strategic deficit? Why do we not prepare for the next conflict, Ambassador Haley? I think it goes back to our intelligence. I don't think our intelligence agencies are up to par. I don't think that we are getting the proper information. If we did, we would have seen the fall of Afghanistan the way it was. We would have seen so many of those other events. And we're just not getting it. And that's why when I'm president, we're going to go back in and fine tune the mission. Don't forget that when we talk about modernizing the military, make sure that we have most up -to -date ammunition and equipment to prevent our men and women in the military. We also have to make sure we have the most up -to -date intelligence. And we are archaic in that. And we are not as good as our peers. And we need to make sure that one, we strengthen those partnerships of intelligence. Two, we get our intelligence agencies back on the mission of saving Americans. And then three, make sure that what are we doing to make sure we have the top of the line information so that we do that. And then that's only the second leg of it. The third leg of it is communicating. Tell the American people. Treat American people like adults and give them the information you have and what we need to do to protect ourselves. Why in this last decade did it not come out that the Chinese were buying up all of this farmland? I mean, food security is national security. Why didn't come up that they were running cables underneath that farmland to our military installations to spy? Why didn't it come up that 90 % of our law enforcement drones are Chinese? Why didn't it come up about the harm of the research that was being stolen from the universities when all those millions were going in there? Why didn't it come up that Chinese front companies have been lobbying Congress? Why are we allowing foreign lobbyists in the first place? You know, why didn't it come up that China was developing these strike weapons that can actually engineer and change brain activity of military leaders and groups of people? What more do we need to know than to realize it's not that China's coming. China's already here. They have infiltrated our country.
A highlight from Chairman Gallagher on What Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum Should Ask the GOP Candidates About Xi and CCP
"We're proud to announce our brand new ACLJ Life and Liberty Drive. Our legal teams will be focusing on the issues that you, our ACLJ members, have told us matter the most to you, life and religious liberty. Join the ACLJ in the fight to keep America free. Welcome to today's podcast, sponsored by Hillsdale College, all things Hillsdale, Hillsdale dot edu. I encourage you to take advantage of the many free online courses there. And of course, a listen to the Hillsdale dialogues, all of them at Q for Hillsdale dot com or just Google Apple, iTunes and Hillsdale. Morning Glory America Bonjour. Hi, Canada. I'm Hugh Hewitt. Tomorrow night, eight Republicans will meet on the stage in Milwaukee for a debate. I am certain that China will come up the Chinese Communist Party, but I'm not sure how. Brett Baer, of course, coming up later in the program. Martha McCollum, two superb professionals, the equal of anyone else in our business, will be asking the question. But I thought I would talk it through with the chairman of the House Select Committee on Engagement with the Chinese Communist Party. Mike Gallagher, congressman. Good morning. Great to have you. Thank you for joining me. It is great to be with you, Hugh. We're going to come back around to this kind of war, which I finished last night on the recommendation of you. It is a remarkable book. And I had no idea how awful the chai comms were to our American prisoners. I just I didn't know. Did you know that before? Did the Marines teach you that when you were in the Marines? No, there's there's two things that I think, well, a lot of actually our modern thinking about how to prepare people for when they get captured. Think survival of Asian resistance and escape school, which I attended when I was in the Marine Corps actually comes out of the experience of the Korean War, particularly some politically sensitive moments when a few American captives refused actually to go home. There was, of course, this controversy during that time period post Korean War in the 50s about this idea of brainwashing. This is prominently expressed in the fictional book The Manchurian Candidate, which became a major American movie. But a lot of our thinking about how to better prepare pilots in particular because they get shot down for resisting in captivity actually comes out of that period. Well, a couple of takeaways I'll never forget. There are no Turks died in the camps. The Turks are the toughest people in the world, and none of them died in the Chinese Communist Party camps. And the Americans didn't eat everything they could eat because they didn't like it and they died of starvation. But the fact that the Chinese communists treated our men that way is a tell because they've reverted to this mode. They were the hardcore Maoist, Leninist mode in 1950 through 1953, and they've reverted. And that's what I want to talk to you about. I want to ask you at length. We got a lot of time this morning and thank you for the time. If you were advising Brett and Martha based upon your six months, what would you tell them are the major takeaways that you've learned as the chairman of the Select Committee? And how would you suggest they be turned into a question? Take your time, because that's a big that's a big question. What have you learned thus far in six months? And how would you convert that into questions for our candidates? Well, I think the overall thing to realize for these candidates and this advice is worth what they're paying me for it is that there is, in my opinion, something called the commander in chief test. It's not you know, you're not graded A through F. I think it's a pass fail endeavor, but it is absolutely critical. Put differently, I'm not myopic enough to believe that foreign policy or a particular issue of foreign policy is going to win the candidate candidate the election, but it could very well lose them the election. The final thing to say about the assumptions going into this when it comes to foreign policy is that the conventional wisdom is that it doesn't really matter from a political electoral perspective. And there's a lot of social science to support that. I just would say it doesn't matter until it does. It doesn't matter until things go haywire on the world stage and suddenly voters are looking to a prospective commander in chief to communicate, if nothing else, a sense of safety that I have the temperament and the plan to keep America safe in a very dangerous world, which leads, I think, to the answer your question more than anything else. I think these candidates need to communicate that they have a clear understanding of the threat we face in the Chinese Communist Party, the scale and scope of this threat. Why this isn't just a matter of some obscure territorial disputes in the South China Sea. This is indeed a global competition. The CCP has global ambitions. What happens in Xinjiang, what happens in Beijing is not going to stay there. They are intent on exporting their model of total techno totalitarian control, which leads to the second point that you need to find a way to contrast that threat to enduring the and inherently superior American values. And I do believe that this is a contest between two fundamentally incompatible systems of government. And it's unlike anything we've seen since, of course, the old Cold War. So communicating the stakes, communicating who we're dealing with in the nature of a Marxist Leninist regime that will stop at nothing to ensure that they survive at the expense of their own people. And that is the enemy of freedom around the world is the most important thing. In fact, I would say even more important than any particular policy position is just communicating that understanding of the threat and the prioritization of the threat, a recognition that as president, the most important issue that you will be dealing with as commander in chief is how to deter a war with the CCP in the short term and win a new Cold War with the CCP over the long term. So let's put that in the form of a question for Brett and Martha, because I think you're right, I am looking at, of course, I've always looked at every one of these debates as an audition to be commander in chief. Eventually, there comes a choice with the Democrat. But right now, when I vote in the Virginia primary, I will vote based on who will be the best commander in chief. And because that's what matter. 9 -11 matters. What is the W do on 9 -11 that matters? What does W do? The Afghanistan and Iraq. What does anyone do on any moment of crisis? What do they do in the situation room? Figuring out how to elicit that about China is a difficult thing. So you've been doing nothing but this for six months. And by the way, recap for our audience and Pittsburgh Steeler fans what you have been doing for six months, because they may never have heard of the select committee. This might be the first day they're listening to the audience. No acronyms or five dollars in the tip jar for food for the poor. Well, the speaker of the House created the select committee on the CCP to do two things. One is to communicate why this matters, why anybody in northeast Wisconsin or Pittsburgh or Ohio should care about the threat posed by the CCP, to shine a light on all the things that they're doing, whether it's threatening to invade Taiwan, whether it's establishing illegal police stations on American soil, whether it's infiltrating American universities or attempting to build spy bases in our near abroad, to explain why it matters and why your average American should care about it. The second thing is to identify policies and pieces of legislation that can pass even in divided government. In the 118th Congress, what is the center of gravity in terms of steps that we can take in order to put ourselves on a better position to beat the CCP in this short and long term competition? So that's what we've been doing. We've broken it down, essentially, as though this isn't a perfect organization into three main lines of effort. And I do think this reflects our overall lines of effort, our grand strategy against China basically has three main components. One is military competition. What are the things we need to do to deter a war over Taiwan in the near term, as well as ensure that we maintain our dominant military position over the long term? The second is what I call economic statecraft. How do we selectively decouple from China so they don't have a coercive leverage over us so they can't threaten, for example, to cut off the export of advanced pharmaceutical ingredients in order to bring us to our knees? And then the third line of effort is what I call ideological warfare or ideological competition, which is not only how do we rediscover a language for talking about American values and incorporate values and human rights back into American grand strategy, but also how do we better defend our institutions from Chinese Communist Party subversion, from something called United Front Work, from traditional espionage, things like that. So we aren't corrupted and divided from within, which is what the Chinese Communist Party is trying to do. Wang Huning, who's Xi Jinping's top lieutenant in the 90s, wrote a book called America Against America, in which he talks about Americans as greedy, factional. And that that title, America against America, I think reflects their overall strategy, which is to divide Americans against Americans and thereby make it impossible for us to compete. So we've been developing policy recommendations along each of those lines. We've put out two reports, one on military competition, one related to human rights. And we're going to be putting out further reports. So, you know, I think those are useful starting points for for candidates who want to prepare for a debate in terms of where's Congress at on this issue? Where's the bipartisan center of gravity? Where can you potentially build on some of our work? But that's what we've been doing for six months. It's trying to understand and explain the threat and then identify policy solutions that help us to combat that threat. How would you put that in the form of a question by Brett or Martha? Well, there's the overall prioritization question, you know, what is the biggest threat to American national security, which is a bit boring, but no, it's not that's not boring. That that is that is the question, isn't it? Shouldn't that just be asked? What is the number one threat to American national security and why? Shouldn't that be it? Yeah, I think that that's table stakes, right? That's a good diagnostic question. And then it also allows the candidates, if they want to use their full time and I forget how much time they get to really articulate the key distinction between them and the Biden administration, because if you read the Biden administration's national security strategy that they talk about China as a pacing threat, although I'm hearing now that the Pentagon is saying don't say pacing threat, say pacing challenge or competitor, because we obviously don't want to provoke the CCP for whatever reason. I've described this as kind of like a Voldemort phenomenon. There's this belief that the more more we say things like New Cold War or say that the CCP is doing bad things, that it will somehow become more true, which I think is absurd. I'll be right back. Sherman Gallagher is going to stay with me through the break and then we're going to bring him back and then we're going to do that again. And we're going to talk to him for 15 minutes this morning about this. I can't believe I'm doing that. 15 minutes with Mike Gallagher coming right at you, America. Stay tuned. I'm back now with Chairman Mike Gallagher. This is the segment between the radio segments, so you don't get to hear this unless you're watching it on YouTube or on the on the television station. Chairman, in terms of what level should we expect of our candidates knowledge? I see your Green Bay Packers thing yet. Do you know the Browns cleared 38 million in cap yesterday by restructuring Joel Bentonio and Miles Garrett's contract? We have no we have the most cap space in the NFL. We are the team to beat. We will see you. I actually I don't think you're making it to the Super Bowl this year. We are going to be in the Super Bowl this year and you are not ready for this. I'm glad this isn't on the air because this is a serious conversation. But you had to do that little thing. And I'll I'll just go get my brown sweater and just put it on during this segment like that. I'm going to wear this all the time now on the air because we're going to the Super Bowl. Chairman, do you know that we cleared Miles Garrett contract yesterday? You know what we do? Do you follow sports at all or do you just do ChaiCom stuff? I don't follow Brown's contract minutia. I'll confess. I'll confess that, though. I was I was yesterday. Someone said that I had the potential to coach for the Browns after I helped them with a constituent case issue, to which I said I would never coach for the Browns on an Intel. All right. Let me get serious again. I'm going to try to go off the off the rail. We'll get back on the rails. How many times have you guys held public hearings? Oh, gosh, I think 10 at this point, approximately 10. You had at least one set of war games. You have more war games coming. We do. We have we have at least one more coming up that's going to be more focused on economic and supply chain issues. OK. Do you think the candidates know anything about that? I really do want to try and use today to focus their attention on China. Do you think they know anything about what the select committee has been doing? Have you been approached by any of them? I think some do. It's part of the reason I wrote an op ed on this that appeared today in The Wall Street Journal just came out was an effort, maybe shamelessly, to draw attention to some of the things we're doing, because I think it creates some unique opportunities. I mean, to me, you know, the most and this reflects my bias in thinking that hard power is the most important variable on the world stage. I think a candidate who can articulate what we need to do to rebuild the military in general, but really the Navy in particular, which is, as you know, Hugh is really struggling right now. It needs to be our priority force in our priority theater. It's not. We're going backwards. There's questions about focus, warfighting prowess. You know, I wrote a report with the help of Admiral Montgomery about the lack of warfighting focus in the surface Navy with Tom Cotton, Dan Crenshaw and others. I mean, I think that's a massive opportunity for a candidate really to take the ball on defense and go a few layers deep beyond just peace through strength, military good, China bad. You go a few layers deep on that and sort of communicate that you have a coherent plan. Doesn't need to be super detailed. Doesn't need to be a 50 page white paper about everything we need to do. But just as an overall strategy for fiction, I'm going to get your comms team in trouble again. I haven't seen this plan that you and Cotton worked on. How can I not have seen this plan? Well, this is a year ago. You got to blame Cotton's comms team for this because he was OK. And usually it's good to blame Tom Cotton. He's on next hour. I'll do that. Is that widely available? Yeah, it's Cotton did it with four of us in the house. It was over a year, a year and a half ago, kind of in response to all of these ship collisions. Some of the reports that we were getting from active duty sailors and just the changes over the years to training in the surface Navy. We did a deep dive drawing on the expertise of Admiral Montgomery and others. I will give him about that in the next hour and I'll get a link and I'll make sure it's posted out to the candidates. Don't go anywhere. I'm coming right back with Chairman Gallagher. Welcome back, America. I'm Hugh Hewitt, Chairman Mike Gallagher of the House Select Committee on Engagement, the Chinese Communist Party returns. We talked during the break and we got off course because we did a little football trash talk. But now we're back on course. Chairman Gallagher, have you read this book? You had Kabul, the untold story of Biden's fiasco and the warriors who fought to the end. It it made me furious. It absolutely made me furious. Have you had a chance to read it yet? No, but my friend Commander Salamander, who's great in his podcast, Midrats, I highly recommend, just did a podcast with with the authors. So I listened to it. It's not the same, but I am now looking forward to reading the actual hard copy. Well, the end of the book, which I don't know of Commander Salamander got to because I didn't get to it and I talked to him for a long time. It's about how the chai comms came in as soon as we left. They have designs on Bagram. They know what the air raids mean. They know what the strategic minerals mean. It's just a great example of what happens when we retreat in the world. In fact, in the in the this kind of war book you had me read, I wrote down some notes. A retreat once started as the most difficult of all human actions to reverse. And they were talking about the retreat of the Norcs at that point. And then we would retreat later when they counterattack with the chai comms. But we retreated from Afghanistan and they have come in. Have you focused yet on what they're doing there? It hasn't been, admittedly, a subject of a hearing. You know, we have experts, you know, regional experts and Afghanistan experts. I think the key thing to bring it back to the the presidential debate, obviously the obvious thing to do is to connect the surrender to terrorists in Afghanistan, our abandonment of our position, our abandonment of billions of dollars worth of military equipment to then the collapse of deterrence in Ukraine and Eastern Europe, because I do believe that our feckless position in Afghanistan sent a clear signal of weakness to Vladimir Putin. And no wonder Vladimir Putin ignored all of our warnings leading up to the invasion on February 24th because we look so weak on the world stage and we allowed terrorists to completely take over the country. And I think also that has had a negative impact on our deterrent posture in in the Indo -Pacific, across the Taiwan Strait. You mentioned critical minerals. I also think this is a huge opportunity for presidential candidates to articulate a plausible path towards reducing our dependency on China for critical mineral processing. They control 90 percent of the processing. Right now, I think our attempts to wean ourselves off of our to to establish some form of semiconductor manufacturing independence are not going to be successful, in part because the Biden administration has placed so many onerous regulations on grants for chips, fabrication facilities. But if a Republican candidate, particularly one with a business background or with a gubernatorial background, came in and said, here's our strategy when it comes to advanced pharmaceutical ingredients, critical minerals and rare earth processing, tie that to a robust domestic economic agenda. That's a massive opportunity for someone trying to pass the commander in chief test, because the reality is we are going to have to reclaim our economic independence from China in key areas. The progressives are experimenting with one way to do it. We need to identify a way that is fundamentally free market, but not but nonetheless achieves the actual goal of reducing our dependency on China. Chairman Gallagher, there's only one veteran on the stage, Ron DeSantis. Mike Pence has got a son and a son in law on active duty. Of course, Nikki Haley's husband is deployed. Those three know about this in terms of of why is China a threat? Is it a fair question to ask? Why is China a threat? What is it that worries you about China? Is that a fair question? If so, how would you answer that or suggest they answer that if you are one of the people on the stage? Well, first of all, I do think DeSantis has been really good on China and probably the best in the field. I was watching the forum that they did in Iowa. I forget what it's called, the Iowa Faith and Family Forum. And he proactively brought up China as an issue and talked about what he's done in Florida to combat the threat, talked about the threat in global terms. And so the most of the discussion focused on Ukraine. And I understand that that's more of a politically divisive issue on the stage. And so there is a you know, I think the moderators will want to identify the differences between the candidate thus far. Governor DeSantis has been talking in clear and unapologetic language about why the CCP is a threat and what he would do to combat it, which is greatly appreciated. More to your point, as a Navy veteran, I think he has a huge opportunity to be the Navy guy, be the guy who's going to rebuild the Navy and put it in a position where it can it can deter Xi Jinping from attempting to achieve his lifelong ambition was to take Taiwan by force. So to answer your question, Vivek just told me last week, we'll give them Taiwan after we achieve semiconductor independence. In other words, Vivek understands Taiwan is important for its semiconductor. Your colleague on the committee, Ro Khanna, tweeted at me last night when I was already offline that that doesn't do the trick. That's not why we're worried about Taiwan going down. Who's right? Well, obviously, our interests in Taiwan extend far beyond semiconductors. Our interests predate Taiwan's emergence as a semiconductor powerhouse. And if the concern from Vivek and I think it is that our dependence on TSMC for semiconductor manufacturing needs to be eliminated, I just would say two things. It's highly unlikely that we're going to achieve semiconductor independence by 2028. TSMC is investing far more money than the CHIPS Act is investing right now. Even under a Republican president, we would struggle to wean ourself off our dependency. But if the CCP had control of Taiwan, they would still be able to hold the rest of the world economically hostage. And that is the issue. Semiconductors or other or some sort of domain of economic competition. If they had Taiwan, they would be able to completely dominate the region through which trillions of dollars of international trade go. The other thing I would say, it's I mean, we got to go to break. I'll come back to go to break. We'll be right back with Chairman Gallagher during the break and then one more segment beyond. Don't go anywhere. America, I'm Hugh Hewitt. Portions of The Hugh Hewitt Show are brought to you by Food for the Poor. So I'm back with Chairman Gallagher, Chairman Vivek's answer to that is I'm going to get India to cooperate. And if Taiwan closes the Taiwan Straits, we're going to close the Malacca Straits. Ro Khanna says that's that's crazy. That doesn't work. I don't know what the answer is, but I know what Vivek has told me. I don't think he agrees with you, but I'll let him speak for himself. I don't want to put words in his mouth that we have to worry that much about the Taiwan Strait. Well, he's obviously very smart. I would say this with Marxist Leninist regimes, their appetites grow with the eating. So I think it would be a mistake to think that if we just surrender Taiwan on a date certain that we wouldn't have to worry about the problem. If they're the dominant regional power, they're one step closer to becoming the dominant global power. And that, I think, is the answer to your earlier question. Why? Why is the CCP a threat? Because they're trying to destroy our geopolitical position. Primarily by convincing us to destroy ourselves, they believe, as we mince words about whether they're a competitor or an adversary, they certainly believe that they're in an existential war with the free world led by America and that China will win, rendering America and our constitutional system of self -government subordinate, humiliated and wholly irrelevant on the world stage. So you can sort of think of it as as an assisted suicide. You know, they're trying to expedite our collapse. They provide the chemicals, fentanyl, the collapse in prosperity. Covid, IP theft, economic warfare and the self -loathing and depression via political interference and information warfare. So I think the the the threat would not stop after Xi Jinping had taken Taiwan. I think it would only expedite and become greater. So if you could read Xi Jinping's mind, what is he thinking about us? What does he want to see happen to us? I think he wants us to look inward and to abandon our position on the world stage and to be consumed with internal political battles. I also think he likes seeing us embrace this almost the CCP's narrative that America is an evil country. America is a neo colonial racist hellscape. I mean, this is CCP propaganda that a lot of Americans have embraced. I think ultimately he wants us to lose faith in ourselves as a force for good in the world. And ultimately, over time, he thinks the rest of the world is going to Finland dies more in the CCP's direction as an alternative model of government and world leadership, in part because America has lost faith in itself. That's why I think primarily the hard power is the most important variable. This is an ideological competition overall. And ignoring the role ideology plays in the competition is a fatal flaw. And so we need to find a way to press the candidates on that as well. You know, the we got two minutes before we come back. The ideological competition is quite simply not discussed. And I don't think our media is familiar with it. They're not stupid. They're ignorant of the ideological. They don't even believe it exists anymore. Chairman, have you run into that? Do your Democratic colleagues believe that there are such things like Leninist and that that the 20th century ideological competition is back with a vengeance? Well, I think for two and a half decades, we tried to take the communist out of Chinese Communist Party, and this belief persists that, well, they're not really communist. They're not really Marxist. They've embraced forms of capitalism and they're they're rational actors. And I think this is a dangerous way of thinking to go down, particularly under Xi Jinping. The party has embraced its Marxist Leninist roots. Xi's spirit animal is, in fact, Stalin. He looks to Stalin for guidance on how to operate. And so a candidate who understands that and can articulate that, I think, has a massive opportunity to distinguish themselves. The Democrats sort of come at the ideological competition through human rights. And there are a lot who genuinely believe in the cause of human rights. And though there are times when we have to prioritize between security concerns and human rights, this is when dealing with China, that's not an issue at all. We're coming right back. Stand by, chairman.
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A highlight from Guys Take_069 - But It's Just Digital Points...
"Have you ever tried to explain Bitcoin to someone and you get the response that it has no intrinsic value, that it's just a bunch of digital points and so it's not real money like the dollar? Well if you ever wondered how to frame the answer to that challenge, this is the episode for you. This will be the first in the guys take FUD busting series. It's just digital points. The best in Bitcoin made audible. I am Guy Swan and this is Bitcoin Audible. What is up guys, welcome back to Bitcoin Audible. I am Guy Swan, the guy who has read more about Bitcoin than anybody else you know. Don't forget to check out AI Unchained, our other podcast. We had a really phenomenal conversation with Dhruv and I've actually got a piece I'm going to be reading this week that I think is really fascinating and I finally have my, or at least all the pieces of the AI machine are together, but I've got a DRAM light on the motherboard so not something's right and I'm not sure what it is. I didn't think I needed to flash the bios, but maybe that's what I have to do now. Which means I need to take all this stuff back off of it, I'm not happy about it, but it is what it is, but the AI machine is at least in a troubleshooting phase and closer to being completed. So stay tuned there, there should be some really fun stuff to update on that one. But today, we are diving into our first of the FUD series and this was largely inspired by a conversation I had while we were traveling with just a stranger, a barista, I was getting coffee and essentially the response was, and we talked for quite some time, we talked for But her perspective, I just could not seem to get past her idea that it was just digital points, that it was all just kind of meaningless, but Bitcoin would be, sure, that could be a good option, but it all just seemed so arbitrary to her and I wanted to, I feel like I didn't really have the time to set it in and I probably didn't, it wasn't until afterward that I realized the direction I took, I didn't know until after her responses that I was kind of going in the wrong direction from her perspective, or at least one that wouldn't really enlighten the situation at all. So I decided it was time to do a FUD series, take the large claims, the predominant claims against Bitcoin and basically break them down. And we are starting today with our first in the series with It's Just Digital Points. This show is brought to you by Fold and the Fold debit card. This is a fiat debit card, a normal banking debit card, except that it's not normal because it pays you Bitcoin to use fiat. I get 1 % back base on every single thing that I do, plus a ton of spins and literally just the other day I hit 100 ,000 sats on a spin, I shit you not, one of my free spins of the day got me 100 ,000 sats. Then for tons of major merchants, Amazon, Uber, Airbnb, DoorDash, there are even higher rewards, 7 % back, 2 .5 % back, 3 % back. I use the gift cards religiously through the app for a lot of purchases that I do. This is such an easy, low barrier way to stack tons of extra sats that you don't even have to pay for. And you can buy Bitcoin directly in the app. Check them out at BitcoinAudible .com slash fold. 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And as someone who does use BTC pay server, and can, and is very technically literate, I still use Nodeless, because it's just, it just works. There's no channel management, you can get your own lightning address through Nodeless, and it just automatically forwards all the payments to you. Check them out at my link, BitcoinAudible .com slash Nodeless. And lastly, your cold storage. You gotta get a cold card. That's where Nodeless is going to automatically send anything that you make online, or anything in your fundraiser, anything like that, and it's where you're going to withdraw your fold sets. Because you want to know that they are yours, that they are secure, that they are on a safe, easily accessible, low attack vector device. It isn't busy doing 100 other things, or trying to appease a million shitcoins, it is Bitcoin only, and it just does its job. They have a very long -standing product and place in the Bitcoin ecosystem, and a highly trusted reputation, and you can get 9 % off with code BitcoinAudible all one word. Go to BitcoinAudible .com slash coldcard, and all the links and details for all of this stuff are right in the show notes. All right, so what do we say? How do we address the concern from the no -coiner or the pre -coiner that it is just digital points? Or maybe it's good to start that conversation with, you've never used anything but digital points. That's exactly what fiat is. In fact, if we're specifically saying it's arbitrary or it's empty digital points, that's a far better description of fiat than it is Bitcoin. There is no physical dollar, and I don't mean it like there's not a piece of cotton paper, but that the piece of cotton paper is just to carry around proof of digital point. But your dollar isn't backed by anything. You don't redeem it for anything. You can't redeem it for anything. There's no gold in the vault somewhere that's waiting for your dollar to come get it to make sure that your dollar is always worth what it was worth yesterday. And if you go ask for redemption and you want something other than the dollar, there's not like a law or there's no contract anywhere for any reason that says that you're going to get like four bricks out of the White House or something if they don't pay you some other way. You're not going to get shit. If somebody doesn't, if the owners and the printers of the dollar bill don't want to pay you, in fact, just the opposite, the printers of the dollar bill are you are paying them. You are working for the money and they are printing the money. They are getting the stuff that you make for free because you work for the tokens, the empty digital points that they issue and give to you in exchange for them. You make a bunch of sandwiches, you make a bunch of food. They eat it and they print money. They do nothing. So while you put food into the economy, they take it out and they put nothing back in. They just create a bunch of empty digital points out of thin air so that you will work, so that you will pay them because the tokens aren't the value. The tokens are just a reflection of the value. There are means to communicate that value, but the value is the food. You know, if somebody said, would you rather have a million dollars and never be able to eat again or would you just not be able to use money and have an infinite supply of food? You would take the food because you're just going to die if you have a million dollars and you can't eat. A million dollars is only valuable because you can get food with it, because you can buy a house, you can buy a car, you have access to energy because all of the things you actually want exchangeable are for the tokens. Which means that the fact that it's a token, that it's a digital point is completely irrelevant because all of its digital points, even go back to gold from the 1600s, we were still just using digital tokens that were redeemed for gold or not digital. We were using analog. We were using virtual. Virtual is the better term. Virtual just means it's in place of. Digital is specifically referring to zeros and ones, and obviously a gold token, a gold note is virtual gold, like it's redeemed for gold, so it's working in place of it. It's a fake version of it that is intended to be used for the real thing, but it is obviously not zeros and ones. But literally that started 500 years ago. And understand when somebody says that the United States dollar is backed by the full faith and credit of the United States government, that doesn't mean anything. All that means is that you will pay for it. It doesn't mean that Congress is going to get together and build a bunch of houses that they're like literally going to put on some gloves and they're going to go out and they're going to make a bunch of programs and do a bunch of stuff. No, it just means they're going to steal it from you. Saying it's backed by the full faith and credit of the United States is like saying the dollar is backed by the fact that you will have to work for it, even if you don't want to work for it. So it would be like if a slave on a plantation has tokens that the plantation itself issues, it creates, and the slave says, oh, well, no, this, I can, I can buy a shirt, I can, I can get cotton to make shirts for this token, therefore it's valuable. But the plantation itself doesn't have like a capital stock of cotton. They don't have like a bunch of savings. In fact, just the opposite. The plantation owes astronomical amounts of cotton that haven't been picked yet. Well then to say that the token is backed by the full faith and credit of the plantation just means that the slave is going to continue to be forced to pick cotton and that if they pick more cotton, well then the token will be able to get them some cotton. But they are the ones who picked the cotton. The plantation didn't back anything. They just picked their own cotton. The plantation took a giant haircut and you paid for the plantation's debt and then the token paid, the token allowed you to keep whatever cotton was left over. The full faith and credit of the United States government doesn't mean shit. And if they in debt themselves to trillions and to the hundreds, tens to hundreds of trillions of dollars, which they're going to do, they basically already have the unfunded liabilities are astronomical. The full faith and credit of the United States is nothing. It's literally worth negative because it means that you're, you're holding onto their liability. That not only do you have to do those, the exact work you need to pay, are you the only one doing the work for the value that you get, but you're paying for their debt on top of it. It's the credit. Their credit is not good. Their credit is a negative. Their credit is something that you owe them. So I cannot stress this enough. Backed by the full faith and credit of the United States literally only means that you are going to work off their debt and you might get a pittance that is left over. Now it may seem like for a pretty long time, at least a few decades, that you're getting it for free because you can just keep nurturing the debt and you can just keep growing the debt and not actually pay it off. You can just hold onto the balance. But that literally only works as long as you have capital stock to deplete. So if the plantation had a bunch of cotton, like saved up, like in like a giant cotton bin, well, then they could keep running debts and they could just keep lowering the amount of capital stock that they had until the bin runs out. But then the gig is up, then you have nothing. And that's what we've done. That's what the United States has done. They've gutted their manufacturing because they just keep printing money and they keep issuing debt. What has happened is that rather than building up and growing the economy and actually having money that reflects the actual economic activity, what we've done with the money is we've dismantled and sold off our tools. We've dismantled and sold off our manufacturing. We've exported all of the products that we purchase and we've become this service economy. And people say, it's like, oh, that's a modern economy. No, it's not a modern economy. It's an economy that has been gutted of all of its real value through a debt and money printing scheme. I'm sorry, but services are simply on top of the physical things. Like if you don't have a house, if you don't have electricity, if you don't have running water and you don't have food, then your Netflix is meaningless. So if you sell off all those other things, you sell off the manufacturing base and you sell off the production of your own goods, then your services are worth jack when it comes to the point that they're not selling the goods to you anymore for the tokens of your credit promises. So that's a really lengthy way to say it is all just digital points and all you have ever used are empty digital points. The real question is what is the integrity of the point system? Think about it like a game. If you wanted to determine who the greatest chess player is, what do you do? You hold tournaments and you have players play each other over and over and over and over again. And you take the winners and then you set them against each other and they play a bunch of games and then the person who wins the most games plays someone else and then they play etc. etc. until you're left with one person. But why does that work? Because the points you get actually have something to do with whether or not you won the game.
A highlight from 639: Stablecoins, DeFi, Regulation, Innovation, and Resilience
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"Folks, welcome to The Eric Metaxas Show, sponsored by Legacy Precious Metals. There's never been a better time to invest in precious metals. Visit LegacyPMInvestments .com. That's LegacyPMInvestments .com. Ladies and gentlemen, looking for something new and original, something unique and without equal. Look no further. Here comes the one and only Eric Metaxas. Hey there, folks, welcome to The Eric Metaxas Show. I'm not here. Chris, I'm not here. It seems like you're here. Well, it seems like I'm here now. But when we air this, I will not be here. I will be away, far, far away. I'm going to Ultima Thule. Do you know where that is? Because I don't, but the captain of the ship knows, and he's taken us to Ultima Thule. Wow. Sounds like you made up that that name. Yeah, I think it's mythical. Yeah, but anyway, no, but we thought we would pre record a segment, which that's this segment right now, because people write us letters and things. And I thought some of which we can share, some of which we can share. So I wanted to read this one. Someone wrote, well, we've got a few here that are kind of cool. And so I thought, let me let me read them. So this one says this is from Tori. It's well, it says, Hello, Eric. I read your biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer a few years back. It may be one of the most impactful books I've read. And you are in serious company among Thomas Sowell, Wendell Berry, and, of course, Dostoevsky. Of course, Dostoevsky, who wouldn't compare me and my writings to Dostoevsky? Sure. But seriously, I read something like this and I just say, you know, because I joke around and I try to be light. But that's that really means a lot to me that somebody would read my Bonhoeffer book and put it in. That's high cotton for context. This person writes, Tori writes, I was raised in a small town of mostly German Americans in Wisconsin, and my high school managed to avoid studying World War Two during history classes. Now, that is interesting because the shame. It's why I wrote the Bonhoeffer book as a German. Your shame for the Holocaust, for what happened. You're trying to process that. And so in a sense, I wrote my book to help Germans and others understand that there were many good Germans. I was going to title the book, actually, The Good German, because I thought to myself, nobody really. Talks about the fact that there were Germans like Bonhoeffer who stood up in the face of evil, who spoke out for the Jews. It really I felt it was a story that needed to be told, and it's why I wrote it. But it's interesting that that Tori writes that, you know, growing up in Wisconsin, among so many German Americans, they didn't even study World War Two. She writes, even in the 70s, 1970s, the subject was too raw in the past few years. I felt a profound sense that Bonhoeffer's story was pressing on us, on our culture. It felt as if you wrote Letter to the American Church. That's the new book in response to my own yearning. Thank you and may the peace and power of God's presence be with you always Tori. So we get a lot of letters. We don't get to read all of them, but that it just means a lot to me. And I do think that I want to say that letter to the American Church. I probably said this before, but when I was writing the Bonhoeffer book, this is amazing. It's 2008. I had no clue what I would discover. So as I'm writing the story of what happened to Germany, I'm kind of like smelling the future, like I'm thinking this. I feel like this could happen in America because the church during his time, they didn't really respond in it. Well, they didn't understand what was happening, and therefore they didn't do what could have been done to change things. Right. Right. So I kind of felt like I could sort of see this happening in America, and I felt it a little bit when I was writing the book. But in recent years, it's become really clear to me that, oh, yeah, that's exactly what is happening now. People want to know how evil took over in Germany was because of the silence of the German church. And often it was the German church, good people who felt like the smart thing to do is to be silent. And they were wrong, but that doesn't mean that they were evil, but they were complicit with evil. At the end of the day, they were very, very wrong. At the end of the day, they were complicit if they didn't repent. And so I wrote a letter to the American church, kind of like what this woman, Tori, is saying, that it's a you could you could feel that the Bonhoeffer story was becoming our story in America. And so I just felt I talked about on the Jordan Peterson podcast and in many other places I've never, ever, ever, ever felt God calling me to write a book. Now, to some people, that sounds loony. I you know, I don't know what to tell you, but it does feel to me like. I I had never felt I had never felt that feeling before that I've got to write this in obedience to God because this is happening now and I need to write this and I need to reach the Christians and the Christian leaders that are capable of being reached. Some are not. Some have just somehow tuned this out permanently. They're doing their own thing. Yeah. We also get a letter which is asking a question. So I'm going to read this if we have the time. This is about the concept of women pastors. It says, Eric, recently, the Southern Baptist Convention removed Saddleback Church from fellowship because Rick Warren ordained a woman pastor. Next year, the SBC convention will move to exclude from fellowship all Southern Baptist churches that have women pastors. They're using the scripture First Timothy, chapter three to say that being a pastor is limited to men. It seems to me that God can call whomever to do anything. Paul wrote Timothy within the context of a patriarchal society. What's your position on this issue? Thank you. And I think the name of the person who wrote this is Ivan. Well, this is a complicated one for me. I don't know what I think about this. I don't have a really, really firm views on this subject. When somebody says it seems to me that God can call whomever to do anything. That's really vague. I don't know what that means. You know, God cannot call a man to give birth. There are certain fixities in what we call reality. So to say that God can call someone to do anything it's just too vague for for me. I don't know what that means, whether women can be ordained as pastors. I speak at churches where they have the husband and his wife or pastors, so and so and so and so. And I don't have a particular problem with that. But what I find interesting is the idea where people get upset when somebody does have a view on it and they just say, well, that's not right. Like you should you should. In other words, if the Southern Baptist Convention has a fixed view on this, you don't need to be a member of the Southern Baptist Convention. But if you want to be a member of Southern Baptist Convention, you have to go along with with their rules. And don't be shocked if they say if you break our rules, you can no longer be a part of the club because those are the rules of the club. And it's the same thing with the Catholic Church. You know, you've got people angry about Catholic. It's like, look, the doctrine is the doctrine. And if you don't like it, you don't have to be a member of that that denomination. So I'm always but because I don't I don't know what I what I think about this. I mean, I feel like I can see both sides of it. And I and so I've I've never really been been clear on it. It's not it's not a deal breaker for me. And I think it all depends on what one means by being a pastor, because obviously women can do ministry. And so what are the limits of that and how does that work? I don't know. I don't know. But it's interesting because there was another church that's I think it's called Elevate.
A highlight from Are The Bidens Compromised?
"This is your source for breaking news and what to make of it all. This is The Mike Gallagher Show. The judge just raised the one charge that the White House most fears, which is the chance that Hunter was a foreign agent. They are going to try to indict a father for loving his son who has been addicted to drugs and or alcohol. And the only plea deal that should be offered to him is this, tell us every single thing your father did or go to jail. Now from the ReliefFactor .com studios, here's Mike Gallagher. I like to be the guy to give you a cold, brutal, honest assessment of things that are going on in this country. The mainstream media won't. You're not going to see this in the New York Times. You're not going to hear this on CNN. But the fact of the matter is the Biden family in general and Joe Biden in particular are facing a real, real world of hurt over what's happening in this Hunter Biden case. Hunter Biden, after thinking he was going to get a sweetheart deal in court yesterday, wound up having to plead not guilty to gun and tax charges. And frankly, I didn't think anybody was really disputing his guilt or innocence. I mean, the excuse has been he was under the influence of drugs. He was at a low point in his life, you know, the whole father's love for his son stuff. And I'm not trying to pile on a family turmoil of a drug addicted son. But let's get real here. We're talking about the plea completely deal fell apart yesterday, shocking everybody. This new arrangement leaves open the chance that there will be, indeed, future arrests, indictments, money laundering, all kinds of stuff that this guy may have done. And it gets back to again, what did Joe Biden know? They're clearly lying about Biden's knowledge of his son's business dealings. Now, Corrine Jean -Pierre is pathetically pivoting. I mean, you know, she's just given marching orders. What's she going to do? She's just saying what she's just a mouthpiece for the administration. She has been saying all along and Joe Biden has been saying all along that that Joe Biden knew nothing of his son's business dealings. Now they've changed the language to say he wasn't in business with his son. And that is hardly a distinction without a difference. I actually almost feel sorry for Corrine Jean -Pierre. This is her desperately trying to get out of the hole that she dug for herself when she kept insisting that Joe Biden knew nothing of his son's shady business dealings with countries like China and Ukraine. You said that nothing has changed when you were asked about the president's previous remarks on his son's business dealings, but the language has in fact changed. So I just want to clear this up once and for all. The president has previously said that he has never discussed overseas business dealings with his son, but the White House now says that the president has never been in business with his son. So why the updated language? Which statement is true or is the semantics and they're both true? As I stated on Monday, when I was asked this question multiple times, nothing has changed. Nothing has changed on this. Nothing has changed on this. And so get asked me a million different ways on this question. Nothing has changed. Nothing has changed. Everything has changed. Why are you now saying that Joe Biden wasn't in business with his son, Hunter? Oh my gosh. And of course there's the father's love of a son defense. Here was her saying that Hunter Biden is just a private citizen. Leave him alone. Hunter Biden is a private citizen and this was a personal matter for him. As we have said, the president, the first lady, they love their son and they support him as he continues to rebuild his life. This case was handled independently, as all of you know, by the Justice Department under the leadership of a prosecutor appointed by the former president, President Trump. He's just a private citizen. Did you see the motorcade that Hunter Biden pulled up into court with yesterday? We tweeted that out yesterday. If you follow me on Twitter, and I hope you do, more and more people are, I still got a long way to go to get to some of the stratospheric numbers of my colleagues. I'm at Radio Talker Mike and I've been engaged in Twitter now that Elon Musk is running things more than ever. The left hates Elon Musk, so that's a good reason for me to start playing in that sandbox again. So follow me on Twitter at Radio Talker Mike or look for the Mike Gallagher show. You'll find it at Radio Talker Mike. And I retweeted a video of the Hunter Biden motorcade yesterday. Oh yeah, he's got a full fledged motorcade. Oh, doesn't every private citizen get a private motorcade as I tweeted? Yeah, sure. Oh yeah, this is the old, a father loves his son defense. When they're playing that card, when they're pulling that card out of the deck, you know they're in trouble. Check out Claire McCaskill. She's a former Democrat Senator. Now she's a pundit. She's circled back, Psaki talking about a father's love of a son and how we Republicans are just being mean about it all. They are going to try to indict a father for loving his son who has been addicted to drugs and or alcohol and without evidence of the father doing anything other than up. We're trying to indict a president over his love of his son. They're trying to indict a father for loving his son who has been addicted to drugs and or alcohol. That's the talking point that the Democrats are desperately clinging to. They sure didn't invoke that defense when they were going after Donald Trump Jr. or Ivanka or Eric. They sure didn't care about a father's love of a son when they were going through Barron Trump's underwear drawer after they burst into Trump's home. Funny how that father's love of a son defense only works for a Democrat like Joe Biden. Bottom line is they're in a lot of trouble. And the fact that the media, oh yeah, they're putting up a token defense for Joe Biden because they instinctively have to. Claire McCaskill is going to Claire McCaskill. MSNBC is going to MSNBC. But ultimately, Joe Biden's in a lot of trouble. And Joe Biden is not going to be the presidential nominee in 2024. He is not going to be on the ticket. He can't withstand all of this. He can barely stand, much less withstand the scrutiny that he's getting over his dealings with his son, Hunter. 1 -800 -655 -MIKE. Welcome aboard Thursday, July 27th in the Relief Factor studios. 800 -655 -6453. Hope you join us. Subscribe to the Mike Gallagher No Interruptions podcast. 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A highlight from Yeonmi Park - Part 3 (Encore Continued)
"Folks, welcome to The Eric Mataxas Show, sponsored by Legacy Precious Metals. There's never been a better time to invest in precious metals. Visit Legacy PM Investments dot com. That's Legacy PM Investments dot com. Welcome to The Eric Mataxas Show. They say it's a thin line between love and hate, but we're working every day to thicken that line, or at least make it a double or triple line. Now, here's your line jumping host, Eric Mataxas. Hey folks, welcome to The Eric Mataxas Show. I'm not here. Chris, I'm not here. It seems like you're here. Well, it seems like I'm here now. But when we air this, I will not be here. I will be away, far, far away. I'm going to Ultima Thule. Do you know where that is? Because I don't, but the captain of the ship knows, and he's taken us to Ultima Thule. Wow. Sounds like you made up that that name. Yeah, I think it's mythical. Yeah. But anyway, no, but we thought we would prerecord a segment, which that's this segment right now, because we people write us letters and things. And I thought some of which we can share, some of which we can share. So I wanted to read this one. Someone wrote, well, we've got a few here that are kind of cool. And so I thought, let me let me read them. So this one says this is from Tori. It's well, it says, Hello, Eric. I read your biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer a few years back. It may be one of the most impactful books I've read. And you are in serious company among Thomas Sowell, Wendell Berry, and of course, Dostoevsky. Of course, Dostoevsky, who wouldn't compare me and my writings to Dostoevsky? Sure. But seriously, I read something like this and I just say, you know, because I joke around and I try to be light. But that's that really means a lot to me that somebody would read my Bonhoeffer book and put it in. That's high cotton for context. This person writes, Tori writes, I was raised in a small town of mostly German Americans in Wisconsin, and my high school managed to avoid studying World War Two during history classes. Now, that is interesting because the shame. It's why I wrote the Bonhoeffer book as a German. Your shame for the Holocaust, for what happened. You're trying to process that. And so in a sense, I wrote my book to help Germans and others understand that there were many good Germans. I was going to title the book, actually, The Good German, because I thought to myself, nobody really. Talks about the fact that there were Germans like Bonhoeffer who stood up in the face of evil, who spoke out for the Jews. It really I felt it was a story that needed to be told, and it's why I wrote it. But it's interesting that that Tori writes that, you know, growing up in Wisconsin, among so many German Americans, they didn't even study World War Two. She writes, even in the 70s, 1970s, the subject was too raw. In the past few years, I felt a profound sense that Bonhoeffer's story was pressing on us, on our culture. It felt as if you wrote Letter to the American Church, that's the new book, in response to my own yearning. Thank you and may the peace and power of God's presence be with you always, Tori. So we get a lot of letters. We don't get to read all of them, but that it just means a lot to me. And I do think that I want to say that letter to the American Church. I probably said this before, but when I was writing the Bonhoeffer book, this is amazing. It's 2008. I had no clue what I would discover. So as I'm writing the story of what happened to Germany, I'm kind of like smelling the future, like I'm thinking this. I feel like this could happen in America because the church during his time, they didn't really respond in it. Well, they didn't understand what was happening, and therefore they didn't do what could have been done to change things. Right. Right.
A highlight from Yeonmi Park (Encore)
"Folks, welcome to The Eric Mataxas Show, sponsored by Legacy Precious Metals. There's never been a better time to invest in precious metals. Visit Legacy PM investments dot com. That's Legacy PM investments dot com. Welcome to the Eric Mataxas Show. They say it's a thin line between love and hate, but we're working every day to thicken that line, or at least make it a double or triple line. Now, here's your line jumping host, Eric Mataxas. Hey folks, welcome to The Eric Mataxas Show. I'm not here. Chris, I'm not here. It seems like you're here. Well, it seems like I'm here now. But when we air this, I will not be here. I will be away, far, far away. I'm going to Ultima Thule. Do you know where that is? Because I don't, but the captain of the ship knows, and he's taken us to Ultima Thule. Wow. Yeah, sounds like you made up that that name. Yeah, I think it's mythical. Yeah. But anyway, no, but we thought we would prerecord a segment, which that's this segment right now, because we people write us letters and things. And I thought some of which we can share, some of which we can share. So I wanted to read this one. Someone wrote, well, we've got a few here that are kind of cool. And so I thought, let me let me read them. So this one says this is from Tori. It's well, it says, Hello, Eric. I read your biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer a few years back. It may be one of the most impactful books I've read. And you are in serious company among Thomas Sowell, Wendell Berry, and, of course, Dostoevsky. Of course, Dostoevsky, who wouldn't compare me and my writings to Dostoevsky? Sure. But seriously, I read something like this and I just say, you know, because I joke around and I try to be light. But that's that really means a lot to me that somebody would read my Bonhoeffer book and put it in. That's high cotton for context. This person writes, Tori writes, I was raised in a small town of mostly German Americans in Wisconsin, and my high school managed to avoid studying World War Two during history classes. Now, that is interesting because the shame. It's why I wrote the Bonhoeffer book as a German. Your shame for the Holocaust, for what happened. You're trying to process that. And so in a sense, I wrote my book to help Germans and others understand that there were many good Germans. I was going to title the book, actually, The Good German, because I thought to myself, nobody really. Talks about the fact that there were Germans like Bonhoeffer who stood up in the face of evil, who spoke out for the Jews. It really I felt it was a story that needed to be told, and it's why I wrote it. But it's interesting that that Tori writes that, you know, growing up in Wisconsin, among so many German Americans, they didn't even study World War Two. She writes, even in the 70s, 1970s, the subject was too raw. In the past few years, I felt a profound sense that Bonhoeffer's story was pressing on us, on our culture. It felt as if you wrote Letter to the American Church. That's the new book in response to my own yearning. Thank you and may the peace and power of God's presence be with you always Tori. So we get a lot of letters. We don't get to read all of them, but that it just means a lot to me. And I do think that I want to say that letter to the American Church. I probably said this before, but when I was writing the Bonhoeffer book, this is amazing. In 2008, I had no clue what I would discover. So as I'm writing the story of what happened to Germany, I'm kind of like smelling the future, like I'm thinking this. I feel like this could happen in America because the church during his time, they didn't really respond in it. Well, they didn't understand what was happening, and therefore they didn't do what could have been done to change things. Right, right.
"cotton" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
"I'm only Hemingway. I want to ask you very quickly about the administrative state. Ron DeSantis has been starting talking to talk about it. I think every candidate will. The administrative state has kind of surfaced as a real. It's not the deep state. It's just the ubiquitous ever present government that never calls off a crisis that it benefits by. And I'm talking about it because I went a little rant on Twitter about the drought never being over in California that we are drowning out here. Do you think the administration, the idea of an ominous growth in the administrative state resonates with regular voters? Well, I don't know how well they understand the term, but everyone has felt we were talking about rake and going back to Reagan. How did bureaucracy is sort of at war with the American people frequently? How they serve as judge cherry and executioner with small businesses or with family decisions. And I think that that is a salient political point that all Republicans should be moving forward. It's a really violation of our constitution, how much power these bureaucrats have over and against the American people versus what our constitution arranged where we would all get a say in how we are governed. Now, Molly, I want to end by the Supreme Court today will take up Joe Biden's unconstitutional attempt to forgive student loans. And I am very, very confident it will be struck down. I want them to do it in like a day so that everybody understands what he did is so fundamentally wrong. Are you as optimistic as I am? I don't know. I hope so. And I noticed that nobody seems to think that Biden has the better of the legal arguments because of the way they're talking about it. Nobody's putting forth legal arguments that seems like they will hold sway. So you're probably right to be optimistic. But will they I mean, this has got to stop. Talk about the administrative state. The executive can not do things like this. And Joe Biden got away probably got him a better result in November than otherwise he would have had. I think they were kind of open that they were doing this for political gain even though they knew it was not constitutional. It's not the first president to do something like this, but it's really despicable. Despicable. Molly, I'll let you go. MZ Hemingway on Twitter, good luck with the voice. It is. It is a bane of broadcasters everywhere. There are secret sauces which I'll tell you about a little bit later. Welcome back, America. You're here at time to talk about the Wuhan lab leak and reprising the role of senator Tom cotton in January of 2020. In a senator Tom cotton he's back saying the same thing he said, two and a half years ago, senator cotton, good morning. How does it feel to be absolutely right and have to have Democrats admit it to you? Well, I knew I was right along with the most normal Americans who just looked back in front of their face and used their common sense as hire someone certainly claimed from those labs Wuhan. You won't be surprised there. I haven't heard many Democrats come up to me in the Senate yet to apologize for saying I and so many Americans were spreading fringe conspiracy theories or we were racist or nativist or xenophobic. Unfortunately, I don't see many actions in the Biden administration of the Democrats either on trying to make China pay for its wrongdoing. That's really the most important thing is not that I was right for years ago that I remain right about trying to force China to pay for the millions of lives lost to this high risk, the businesses that were in story, the jobs that were lost as well by doing things like revoking its most favored nation trading status banning Communist Party alignment Chinese nationals from minor farmland, banning TikTok from our country and many steps of accepts are long overdue..
"cotton" Discussed on Wardrobe Crisis
"Hello again, how are you doing this week? I'm Copenhagen. It's fashion week. More on this later, but I'll be recording a bunch of shows for you from here. One of my favorite cities and so much going on, but this week I should say, check out my Instagram at misses press if you want to see what's happening with the shows. And where the sustainability agenda of Copenhagen because it is major. Anyway, this week, we've got a fascinating interview for you. My guest is Nissan Chopra, founder of osha. He calls it a seed to sew fashion supply chain. So it's a women's wear brand, but it's also an artisanal textile company, and it's also a network of regenerative cotton farms. Now no doubt you've heard the buzz about regenerative agriculture. It's like the word, isn't it? Word at the moment. Now, I like the idea of harmony. I think that that's one of the kind of central tenets of this idea of regenerative agriculture, which essentially means. Not just refraining from drenching the land with pesticides. But actually feeding the land and regenerating the topsoil and leaving the place in a better state than that which she found it in, I guess. Obviously I love all that. But have you ever thought about who actually has to put it into practice for the textile sector at the soil level? His farmers obviously. I mean, brands can say they want it and talk a big talk about using it or using materials derived from it. Regulators can try to incentivize it. And then you've got chemical companies who want to stop it. But at the end of the day, it is the grower. It's the farmer who has to actually implement it. Now, for cotton, the global cotton industry is massive, it's worth, I don't know, of the stats in front of me, but billions. But I can tell you that the biggest producer by country is China. And Chinese cotton farms tend to be really enormous. But the second biggest by country is India and it's a very different story there. Indian cotton is all about small producers. It's also these days all about GM and chemical inputs, something I wrote about this in wardrobe crisis, the book many years ago, how the industry has changed so much since the arrival of then Monsanto. Pretty gross story. But what do you think it's like for a small scale Indian cotton farmer to try to change that? And also to try and make a living. What challenges do they face? And also what's in it for them if they do decide to transition their fields and methods back to the old ways because actually organic and regenerative are the old ways. We've got these new buzzwords for them, but a lot of it is just common sense and about how we used to do stuff before we mechanized and I don't think chemical is a word, but I'm just going to say it everything.
"cotton" Discussed on Encyclopedia Womannica
"To forage community. She started an annual dinner that brought people of different races, religions, and backgrounds together. The dinner's motto, sit down with a stranger and make a new friend. At one of those dinners, Mildred tasted the Jewish dish, kugel. She liked it so much she started making it and included two kugel recipes in her second cookbook. Over time, the business expanded by 1999, Mildred had moved the restaurant across the street for more space. That same year, with encouragement from New York Times food editor and critic, Craig claiborne, mojit published her first cookbook, mama dip's kitchen. Mildred received national acclaim for her cooking. She was featured on ABC's Good Morning America. She got invited to The White House to meet president George W. Bush and exchanged letters with president Barack Obama. But most days, you could find her in the kitchen of a restaurant from open until close. Mildred died on May 20th, 2018. She was 89 years old. Today, her legacy lives on in her restaurant, which is still run by her family. All month, we're talking about taste makers. For more info and recipes from this month's mannequins, find us on Facebook and Instagram at womena ka podcast. Special thanks to co creators Jenny and Liz Kaplan for having me as a guest host. Talk to you tomorrow.
"cotton" Discussed on Encyclopedia Womannica
"Today we're talking about a woman whose cooking and community activism cemented her legacy in North Carolina history. Let's talk about Mildred counsel or mama dip. Mildred was born on April 11th, 1929 in chatham county, North Carolina. She was the youngest of 7 siblings. When Mildred was almost two years old, her mother passed away. After that, her father raised the family on a farm that Elise from a sharecropper. That's where Mildred earned her nickname dip. Even as a kid, she was so tall that when the water levels in the farm's rain barrel were getting low, she could use her long arms to reach down to the very bottom and dip out a drink. One day when she was about 9 years old, Mildred's father asked her to fix the family something to eat. Mildred was overjoyed. She was already a pro at making mud pies to feed her dolls. But this was her chance to cook something real. After her father got a taste of her cookie, peas, ham, cornbread, and an egg custard pie. He was so impressed that he let Mildred take charge of the family's kitchen. In her family's kitchen, mojo had honed her cooking style which she called dump cooking. She cooked with her eye, measuring out ingredients by hand and seasoning the food to taste. Rather than using specific measurements. To measure it, dump cooking was also about using the freshest ingredients. Growing up, she sourced most of the food she cooked with directly from her family's farm. In 1945, Mildred moved with her family to Chapel Hill. She enrolled in cosmetology school and worked at a beauty parlor for a few months. But eventually quit. She wanted to cook. So she started taking jobs where she could work in the kitchen. Was she started out, she was often working in kitchens of wealthy white families. One day, while working in one of these homes, Mildred cooked up a twist on sweet potatoes, mashing them with butter, corn syrup, and orange juice, and serving them in hollowed out oranges. She was scared the dish would get her fired, but everyone loved it. Their praise encouraged Mildred to start experimenting with and writing down her own recipes. In 1947, Mildred married a man named Joe counsel. Joe's parents owned a restaurant in Chapel Hill, bill's barbecue. Mojo started working there, cooking barbecue alongside Joe's mother, miss Mary, and getting a firsthand look at how to run a restaurant. She also started having her own children, 8 in total. During this period, Mildred was the main breadwinner in the family, often taking two or three jobs to make ends meet. She was a short order cook at a Carolina coffee shop. She worked in a dining hall of the university of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and she was a chef for the university's fraternities. In the 19 70s, Mildred divorced her husband Joe, who had been abusing her for years. It was a moment she called the biggest turning point in her life. That same year, the first black realtor in North Carolina gave Mildred an opportunity. There was a restaurant closing down in Chapel Hill. Then mojito wants to take it over. Mildred open the restaurant with only $64, which was enough to buy ingredients for breakfast. With the profits she made from selling breakfast, she dashed out to buy lunch ingredients, and she did the same thing for dinner. She ended the day
"cotton" Discussed on Art Beauty
"And it's like, thank God. Like, why do I need to just toss this? Send me the thing to put back in. So I'm glad to see that. Let's talk about Mideast. And take my face off. And so you said before that you started this because you hated washcloths. And then it kind of took on a, you know, the benefit of having this sort of earth friendly. Benefit to it. But so talk to me a little bit about that process. You hated washcloths and what? Well, I had had weird skin, not sensitive skin, but weird skin. And so I was always kind of trying to figure out I'm a skin care fanatic. And one of my friends who's always like 5 steps ahead of me had told me about the oil cleansing method. And I said, I've got oily skin that would never work. She's like, no, trust me. It is amazing. And so I got started and once I started doing oil cleansing, I absolutely loved it. But I had to use a lot of washcloths, a clean one morning and night. And I didn't have a massive stash of them. And I kept wanting to buy more, but I kept thinking, well, but I hate the ones I have. So I should find something better. And I couldn't, I couldn't find anything better and then eventually I'm also a performing musician. I was driving home super late from a concert one night. And I realized, oh my gosh, I haven't done laundry. I don't have any clean washcloths. And it just hit me. How hard can this be to find a fabric that's better than Terry cloth? I mean, really, that can not be rocket science. So I got started and had tiny children, and I would just park them in front of the cartoons and order a million fabrics and then cut them into squares and then just put soap and water and be like, okay, how does this one work, you know?.
"cotton" Discussed on Art Beauty
"I'm amber and today my fabulous co host is Amanda mcintosh is the founder of take my face off and the creator of the non toxic and reusable midi, welcome to the show Amanda so good to have you here. So fantastic to be here. I'm so fun to be thought of as a co host..
"cotton" Discussed on Discover Music Channel (Discover Music Channel)
"Visit define rat man but the baby man all right so big time producer. What else you got. What else you got. That was fun. That was no fun. Not twenty now good Got fifteen minutes fifteen minutes so she said that that'll michael. This has details was hp best tournament. Okay that's it and who's dj number one because that party. Oh my gosh real to announce that It will be comparing now your legacy classic. The legacy classic legacy class doda should away in hell. No the leg. What does that even mean. Let go ahead. I'm sorry cool on you. Oh my gosh what you wanted to be called. That's funny jokes. that was funny though. That was good we would. That was one of the flat to kuhn's on the court. Oh my gosh anyway. Yeah no my brother what do not. Oh my gosh we just giving up. He's given this new podcast coming out and so is his me anyway. Abso- that will be competing in inaugural legacy classic. I was going be at the prudential center in philly. No that's just north jersey this jersey okay. Cool is going to be. How university have university north carolina. Anc carolina central. I'll so you wanna start a fight. That's what he's gonna take you go out ready to go. I wanna go. I just tell me how ill is getting. I'll meant for basketball game basketball. Listen to at the party's the tailgate pre game. Like i just wanna go pull up in a parking lot. Let's bring the tables out doing la. Pike we shouldn't dis. oh sorry at. That's what he's going. I'm said i'm sorry wrong. Saying i'm just saying picked up by so it's going to be on television. Wait say that again. it's going to be on tnt. No it's not what you said. It's going to be on your television. Oh i thought you meant the channel real okay. Oh it was like wait. Hold on cool cool And internal sports have been amazing. I guess it's just gonna be like about. They got tnt as an official broadcast on abc. You basketball tournament featuring no other teams but hours you know what makes me worry. I'm sorry go ahead. i'm sorry. I'm just worried because anything tease involved with they're gonna try to throw inside the nba. We don't wanna see.
"cotton" Discussed on Discover Music Channel (Discover Music Channel)
"No matter what was going on man. let everybody. that's all you got to say. I'm not. I'm not the expert on on on a shot. That's definitely you. I mean you don't want to experience because he took it firsthand. Yeah did take that months on i. What is what is so. Let me ask you this this real. What's semi real question because it is getting closer and closer to the president. You voted in they're getting closer to travel restrictions. Really being even domestic ones you can. Yes so how you feel about that. I ain't gonna win. No come on man. You can't go to miami getting married. You gotta go back over that thank you. That's what i'm saying. So the burn. Bridges go hey. That's what i'm saying so you're not going to drive the new york. I'm sure that's not happening. So if they say oh you gotta get back into and the city new york you gotta had. I mean they're basically they're no i guess imply so he's still not getting it. I don't know no longer. It goes on a more considered. I definitely i definitely can. I consider the hard last week. Did you yeah what what made you. I don't know why i listened to it. And i'm i'm because i said i'm not a thousand percent against it right. I'm willing to listen to both sides and tell people especially people whose opinion our our respect like people. I know who in nuts nuts. I said i'm in the medical field. Oh selling marijuana streak.
"cotton" Discussed on How I Built This
"Over a basketball hoop. That's right they basically asked us. Hey guys if y'all could attempt any type of shot what would it be and just off the cuff. We throw out. Oh i mean we'd love to make a shot out of an airplane. And so ty said then the is dotted and the t's got cross and all the sudden we roll up in a van to austin and there's this huge tent with at least fifty two hundred cars and we kinda pull up and it's foggy in the morning and we're all looking around and it must be having a wedding or something here. Cut us is a crazy event. Like minutes early for all these people to be out here. That's weird and we walk in and as soon as we walk inside the flap of the tent people start looking at us clapping. And we're like. Oh my gosh. They're here for us. That was the production crew that was more than than a flip camera on video mode. Oh my god and there was a real airplane shit out in the field just waiting for us like a crop duster like a low flying airplane. I wouldn't crop dusters. Just hyper cub bello. And so the idea was you would have a basketball hoop in a middle of field. And you fly low over it and tyler. You were the one who is going gonna take the shot. That was the concept. How'd you do that. Would you do so. I get up in this plane and i'm talking to the gmc guys and they're like hey just keep in mind like we don't wanna hit the truck because the serial number on this truck was like zero zero zero zero zero zero four and as know we've only got one of these in the us the other two were off somewhere else and the other ones like getting finalized or whatever so they're like hey don't you know whatever you do don't hit the windshield or the hood and put like a massive dent in this truck that we only have one of so. The truck was sitting. Probably i dunno thirty feet in front of the basketball goal where it could be seen in the cabin. Okay and so. I'm like that's fine. It's way far away from the goal of not gonna hit the the truck or whatever but thanks for the vote confidence to put that in my mind right before i go up in the plane and so we get up in this plane. And they load probably. There wasn't a lot of room they can only put like one bag basketball's in the back of this plane which is like a because you're just to keep go fly around and flying around until you make it okay and i just remember like once we got up in the air and we kind of go for this. I like pass not getting ready to take the shot yet. But i look down and i'm like oh my gosh. They moved the truck right underneath the goal. I'm like what are they doing. And they hadn't moved the truck at all. It just looked a lot closer to the goal from up in the air than it was. And so i'm like. Oh my gosh this is going to be. I have no control over would never dropped a ball out of knows where this thing is going and so we come round for the first pass and it was kind of starting to rain. I remember when. I put my hands out the window i was like. Oh gosh that kind of hurts because the rain was like spitting behind the propeller and it just felt like a bunch of needles. Going into my hands when i stuck my hands out the window to drop the ball so i we are coming around. I'm like this. Is the airplane shot. This is the first one we ever take a drop the ball out of the plane out of the side of the plane. And we're moving so fast. I can't really tell where the ball goes after. I drop it. Yeah and the guys. Come on the radio on the walkie talkie and i can just tell like everyone went from this super excited. Like this is gonna be incredible. I can't believe we're gonna do a shot out of an airplane to this. Most likely never going to happen because it was about a one hundred fifty feet past the goal like the worst myths probably in the history of perfect to that point furthest from the goal like not even close so you could just tell. The energy was just like way down at that point. Oh yeah so so you tie your up in the plane. Traffic this shot from from like a hundred plus feet up and And corey principle your share on the ground. What was going on there. So i'm down at the bottom at this point and the crew like said is is just deflated. I mean this is going to be a big time. Tv commercial they're all dialed and ready to go in. That first shot missed by tyler. Set a couple hundred feet. If not you know eighty yards. I mean it was like saying there are some cows way far away in the ball almost hit a cow. I'm like oh gosh is about to me. The most embarrassing davor lives so at this point. I'm like okay. Well that's fine. I was just going to drop the ball earlier. Was like the only thought. I added this. But i was the only thing i can do like no control over this. I just gotta drop in earlier. And i'm like okay here. We go round two. But i'm like golly. This is taken forever because to reset the shot a pilot had to take like a pretty huge loop to get back around and so. I'm just picturing how long like the kyle field shot took to get rebounds. Well this was. I mean after we shot the ball. It was another like three minutes just to get back around to a point where we were even able to attempt another shot so now i'm starting to do the math in my head. Like how many. I what am i going to get like. You know. thirty shots at this before it's sunset. You're probably stressed out by the way because it's like a professional crew of people. These are like hardened experienced production people. I'm sure you must have felt like ooh god. I don't think they realize how how long it's gonna take for sure and we never had people waiting on us either to like films us like it was always just us and i didn't care if the other guys had to sit down on the ground kyle field and throw a couple more rebounds and so we come around for the second pass finally after what felt like forever. And i'm like okay. Well i'm just gonna drop it earlier and see what happens is probably going straight through the windshield of the new. Gmc denali pickup truck. And i dropped the ball and it looked like it was like pretty. Good timing but you know the plane keeps going. So i can't really see and all the sudden radio. All i hear is wild. I told the pilot. I was like i think i just made it when we come back in just a moment. How tyler corey and the rest of the team. Keep dude perfect going well. How keeping their day jobs decision that at first nearly runs them into the ground. Stay with us guys. And you're listening. To how i built this from. 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"cotton" Discussed on CATS Roundtable
"Supporting america. this is the table here sunday morning. We gotta sells a big mess in worcester and nobody knows which waves going. We've have one smart guy with this We have saved trump patent. And he's in the middle of it and then good morning senator. How are you morning john. Good to be on with you. I'm doing well. I was down at cpac last week with a lot of great conservatives from all across the country. I'm glad that these speaking to you. Mail and tell us is the situation in washington. Well things are not good right now in washington john Because you have a biden agenda. That is extremely unpopular that they're trying to run through. I mean especially when you look at the immigration agenda I mean we have record numbers of unaccompanied migrant children showing up our border area right after a freezing winter storm. Well imagine it's going to be sixty days from now If the biden administration doesn't reverse course does it reimpose some of the trump era an immigration policies This is an urgent priority for our country. And if joe biden doesn't but i think the democrats are gonna pay the price of the ballot box. There's so many people The borders and i believe in immigration. My family was immigrants. i believe in relation. but if you can't have checks and balances who's tummy and that just have anybody me through john. That's try. i mean. The biden administration is literally tracking down illegal immigrants in mexico. The trump administration turned around and bringing them back to the border and letting them go. I mean that's not catch and release that's recruit and release likewise if you wanna fly into jfk or newark airport. You got from overseas. You gotta have current of our staff but not if you want to crossing our southern border What we need is an immigration system that has orders under control that make sure that people leave when their visas expire. That turn on the mac jobs the workplace for illegal immigrants and then we can address some of the other parts of our immigration problems. I think everybody does agree with you. We want immigrants. We want to have a immigration policy. But we can't be on the blind where people just coming. We don't know who's coming you. Don't yeah that's totally right john Especially when you're in the middle of the global pandemic and when we saw Terribly tragically Drug overdose deaths last year. Reach a new high With many of those drugs coming across our southern border the item in iran cities countries is the new Minimum rate Where do believe because the minimum wage has to come out but we have fifty saints off fifty. Six different cost of living in arkansas. Alabama is different living in new york city. So what are you guys doing. Yeah that's right john. You know a lot of states have increased their minimum wage in recent years that that'll reflect the regionality of our economy. Obviously the cost of living in new york city is a lot higher than it is in say rural idaho But one that one. Bill introduced with mitt romney and rob portman and Shelley moore capito susan collins. I think we're more republican. Senators is a bill that would link a higher minimum wage. Ten dollars That goes into effect after the pandemic is over and over a number of years with the e-verify system which is the way We verify workers are hiring legal workers jobs so we call it a higher wages for american workers act..
"cotton" Discussed on Charlotte Readers Podcast
"Which is the hallmark of a good thriller and all through it. You've got caught malone who on page nineteen. I just like this description here says She'd known a lot of men a few who became quite close but no one compared to herald. Earl cotton malone. Us tall and full the chest. Wavy hair cut neat. Trump seemed always carry the burnished ten of eight stone us forthright individual strong taste an even stronger convictions. But chris of amusement like laying on his lips which just devilish side once she knew to be exciting so any autobiographical Stuff in there stayed not not not description but but cotton is basically my personality definitely is in cassiopeia is my wife elizabeth's personality so and there's actually when occasionally when they're kind of arguing with one another other at odds with another there's actual words that we have said between one another in there that only her and i would recognize And but from the description standpoint. No i if you'll notice i don't give you a lot of description of cotton. I let you kind of envision it. His name though is interesting herald earl cotton alone. My father's name is harold. Earl sam berry. Everyone calls him sam. No one knows why not even him. He doesn't even know why they call him. Sam and so. I transferred that over now with cotton. We know why cotton is called cotton that was explained in the book..
"cotton" Discussed on Charlotte Readers Podcast
"He come forward himself. He does not want to be found not even for oma. She paused or ex-presidents. He send me. She stared at him. Heart you don't understand any of this. Do you do the insult. He caught the unspoken message. There is more here than you know. There are people and things from the past that still have meaning today. She said great meaning. In fact as german chancellor will find out if she pursues matter till omar to be diligent toward what victory and ought to answer but he let it pass enlisted. The envelope inside here is a sheet with numbers on it. They look like gps coordinates. Are they she not. It is a place. I am told you need to visit why she shrugged. I would i know i just messenger. You didn't bother to mention any of this yesterday. Never got chance before arrested in hit in the face which explained the bruise. I read the other papers in the envelope. He said they talk things that have been over for a long time. War were to hitler. Nazis she laughed short and shallow amazing. How history can have meaning pay attention ex president. You might learn. Things could see. She was going to be difficult but he specialized in difficult is gerhard shoe by instructor. Has shoe is only trying to help to what in she smile to find. Truth what else. She reached for the pack of cigarettes. He decided another smoke might loosen her tongue so we allowed her the privilege. She quickly lit up in to drag seemed to relax her. He needed to know more especially about the origins origins of the documents in the envelope is changed. I a four loan pensive gaze replaced by sudden fear than pain. The desperation muscles interface titan and contorted in a look that signaled our fingers release their grip on the cigarette hands reached for her throat her. Tom sprang from her mouth. And she gagged trying to suck air spittle formed and seek from her lips. He came to his feet and tried to help. She grabbed his jacket with both hands. Her eyes wide with terror. Kaiser she strangled one last breath then. Her head fell to one side as the muscles in her neck surrendered her grip relaxing. She slumped over in the chair on the waft of the last exile came a tinge of bitter almond a smell. He recognized cyanide. He stared at the pack of cigarettes on the table too. But still on the floor. What the hell. What does she mean by kaiser right that brings us in a good hook to get us going to kind kinda jump starts this whole thing and we go as you quickly. We're in the bucker. That's interesting part of the book within we're around the world and Cotton malone has got his sidekicks up. Let's talk a little bit Cotton malone you've probably told the story before but I was interested in how he was born. How he originated You're i think Sitting in danish square and This guy just came into your imagination. Yeah written three novels at that point. Amber amru rollout prophecy third secret and i was contemplating a new book to create a series character and i had actually written thirty thousand words of that novel and i created this guy called cotton malone but he was completely different than than what you knowing today and i was in copenhagen sitting in the cafe nor don in high bro plods which is the square big square..
"cotton" Discussed on Charlotte Readers Podcast
"We have no idea what happened in that in that boker that day in that night to this day we have no idea what happened there and that lee opens up some interesting possibilities for thriller. Sh absolutely you got some great price for publishers. Weekly calls it another tantalizing historical. What if Booklet says barry keeps founding. Enticing alternate history mysteries for malone to solve Qurqus reviews ominously up-to-date which we talked about This might big time stave to sort of pull our readers. I like to. I like to do this. Ray is part of the brand of the podcast where we have a the authors read some of their work. And i'd like to kind of pull from the beginning because you think a lot about the beginning. We've got a prologue here and if you would for the listeners. Just set up a 'cause you're gonna start about halfway through the prologue and go to the Tell us about the person's who's interviewing this woman that we don't know why she's been arrested. Who he is how he released cotton malone and Just sort of set the scene. Here well it. The prologue of the novel deals with danny daniels who was president of the united states. And a lot of my novels but he went out of office about three novels ago. And now he's the junior senator from tennessee he went and got elected to the senate and dan has been called in to help out his friend the chancellor of germany. She has a problem. She can't trust your own people. She's asked him to step in and help her out. He's agreed he's gone down to garmisch a part of kirch in which is down on the austrian german border. A woman has been arrested there. He needs to interview her and find out some information to learn some things that they need to know. And where this starts right now is when they're they're having that that discussion between the two of them in the in the jail interrogation rip. This woman had appeared yesterday in garmisch for a rendezvous that had been arranged a few days earlier through a series of emails to the chancellor's office from a man named gerhard shoob. The idea had been to facilitate a transfer of documents from shoob with chris. As the messenger which happened hints the envelope. Then chris had been taken into custody. Why good question. One that his old friend. The chancellor had not fully answered. But who was he to argue with methodology. He was just glad to be in the mix who is gerhard choubey asked she smile and expression accented bruise on the right side of her face the stain marred what were otherwise striking features are skin was a milky white and the features in her mouth. Nose caster attracted in a star kind of way though. Her blue eyes were misty. Distant is a man trying to help. She said not an answer. I'll ask again. Who is gerhard shoe. A man who knows a great deal. She motioned to the envelope and he is sharing some of what he knows. Why.
"cotton" Discussed on Charlotte Readers Podcast
"Wrote it. Two years ago. Tire novel was written in two thousand and nineteen. It was turned in january of two thousand and twenty so it was written a long time ago but it is almost as if i wrote it last week with the issues that are in there. What do you think. I mean if the time you you rather obviously there was there was this air of trump. There wasn't a lot of national what it didn't take like it did race storm in the capital but It must have been enough that you were saying out there to think this is a fame worth explore. It is and and it's particularly happening in europe and this book takes place in europe does not an american novel. It's it's take place in germany and the rise of nationalism across europe is happening as we speak and is growing every day. There's no there's no question about it. And it's becoming more more of an issue across the european continent here. It's rising as well and it blew over. You know in what happened recently It finally reached a boiling point year. So i wanted to explore the nationalistic rise in europe. In a way that was interesting and entertaining the reader. And i wanted to deal with something from world war two because i've never dealt with cotton malone in world war two much just a little bit a but not not like this book deals with it. I came across something in the research about three years ago while i was researching something else. And that's what led to the kaiser's whip when not found this like wow. I never knew that..
"cotton" Discussed on KHVH 830AM
"The issues of the day. Debate great ideas to seek the truth in paradise. And to drink wine. Just took it to my bag. Shut Cotton! I'm a God. Your God, I'm a God. I'm not the guy E. Don't think Jim Bigsby. What would you do if you were stuck in one place, and every day was exactly the same and nothing that he did mattered. You know that sums it up for me, Richard Crucio being I would love to stand here and talk with you. But I'm not going and re kamata for your information. There is a major network interested in me. Yeah, that would be the home shopping network. Ladies and gentlemen, the Goodfellas are on the air. Tony Phil, That's right. What? Judge Junkers. It's ground Hog day up. Look out there. All right. All right. We've done it. Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, moms and dads Way our ladies and gentlemen, the Goodfellas? Yes, we in studio the fellas are Jim Bixby. Richard crunchy. Oh, morning, Richard Cotton Hand on Richard. David Hamada.
"cotton" Discussed on Ending Human Trafficking Podcast
"We keep talking about human trafficking as if it's a naturally occurrence in allah. If it's just inevitable result of circumstances if people are in that does great harm to this work it specifically it does harm to survivors because what we really doing in that. Circumstance is blaming them. It's about them choosing to go back into the life that what they chose to do. Instead of what the traffickers had done you know. I used to be a prosecutor. The definition attracting is all about what the trafficker or did. It's what the trackers activities. How did the trafficker choose the needs of coercion in. What was the traffickers exploited purpose but too often these conversations all questions get reversed and we're asking. What did the victims do. What are the victims intent. What was the victims purpose and that turns the inquiry on its head. I think one of the things that we need to. If we're going to be successful is we need to make sure the traffickers in create this crime. And they shouldn't be blamed for it other challenges not including the trafficker in the sense is i think we create a fatigue. Problem and people Feel exhausted if we have to eliminate all poverty and discrimination racism income inequality and everything else in order to stop trafficking. People might just give up. It travels a naturally occurring phenomenon. People might not feel like they can make the difference but the reality is if we think about this as an activity. That is the result of an individual's decision commit the crime. We actually can think about ways to make a difference. So i think one need to let go of is this mentality to delete the trafficker comes to strive for. I think we need to think about impact in measurement far too often this newton it has been driven by anecdote in emotion. That can be really powerful. I've been a part of some of those stories. But i think to really mature we need to think about. How do we measure. How do we make sure that it's not just activities. That were doing but were his activities are actually generating change and as we look towards the next twenty years. I think that could be an incredible incredible advantage of rebel. Do that while. I need to respond to your first statement really personally because i entered this space because of my concerns about family. Violence domestic violence child abuse those kinds of things and in that space we matured in and came to understand that many of our victims also were victims of other forms of exploitation including human trafficking. But what i saw the same pattern emerged in the human trafficking victim approach that had happened in domestic violence instead of saying that. Mary's has been john beat her. We said mary was battered woman. And we've done the same thing now in the trafficking space and now. Mary is a trafficked woman. And i am right there with you. I'm gonna try and change my language. So that i talk about what happened to this person instead of defining this person by their experience. Thank you for that great reminder. It's it's really insidious in some ways because we take the action that the tracker did we now make it an identity statement about the victim and of course we know. Traffickers are always trying to use identity as one of their courses strategies. Changing people's names calling them by something else telling them that that they don't matter and we don't want to contribute to that. We want to flip the script and actually use their name and remind them of their identity that they actually have inherent value the traffickers. Can't take away and i think language matters in that regard new orleans. We've done it the state department even within our trafficking in persons report that comes out every leader is we tried to move away from passive language where the passive voice is used to hide or skier the tracker so we're trying to weed out. Phrases like people were subjected to trafficking and say traffickers wooded that traffickers force them to work like something more clear in more direct where the traffickers had to own the agency that they truly have that's
"cotton" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer
"Were over. And in the primary, I voted for Ted Cruz. And I did that, despite the fact that I thought that Trump is going to win. And and I and the reason I thought he was gonna win because I just look in the enthusiasm for him. But then I didn't think it would be bad might be even good. I voted for cruising. You know, I know Ted Cruz and I like him. On. I think he's ill advised and what he did in the last 10 days. But you know, God bless him. He didn't remember his resolution, by the way. Basically ends up in the right place. It was a political misjudgment. I think, because what he says is we should find evidence and presented to the state legislatures. Has Cruz is no dummy. And so anyway, but I don't think he should have done that. I'm with Tom Cotton on that. On that point. Uh, so anyway, there you are, right. In other words, it's a great struggle for representative government. Could be effective and work and the forces that you know, I've said it before on the show. The media. What that means is Somebody in between something and something. So the media is between us and the fax. And they increasingly understand themselves to be in a position of power. Our position of reporting that is to say. Servants of the fax and of us They define the facts, and it's just It's just obvious that all the time now Yeah, they do. And next week, we may have to talk about that, because that did not exist except in a hydra headed form that was equaled, basically and understood to be partisan at.