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Michigan AG Encourages Drag Queens in Schools
"You have an idea of the destructive nature of the left. As a piece from the daily mail a piece of news that I did not mention to you, a drag queen for every school Michigan attorney general faces wrath of the daily mail, faces wrath of Republicans as she hits out at fake issues. During civil rights conference speech and muses, drag queens make everything better. Michigan attorney general Dana nessel has hit out at those outraged by drag queens hosting educational events for young children, saying that they should be in every school. Every school is direct quote, another woman destroying the country. The predominance of women in the education of children. She's attorney general. She's not an educator. But this is a phenomenon that maybe unique in history.
"dana nessel" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"Just reading I'm just stories out there today Michigan attorney general Dana nessel reportedly said Wednesday that drag queens make everything better and that there should be a drag queen for every school during event in Lansing Michigan That's all who was the first openly gay person elected to statewide office in Michigan made the comments during a civil rights conference while speaking out against what she describes as efforts to divide America Drag queens make everything better drag queens are fun A drag queen for every school she added Well there's a campaign promise I haven't heard before Or is it something in every pot I think well a drag queen in every school There you go Well and what's this whole divide thing I mean you know first of all let's just keep in mind let's start with this We are talking about children Well Charles cook wrote when exactly did drag queens in schools become a thing Yeah Yeah I mean how did he go how did we get here in response to what the attorney general said Seriously how How did we reach a point at which drag queens and schools became a topic that is routinely debated in domestic American politics How did drag queens get into schools in the first place Why does anybody think that's acceptable Let alone crucial to keep them there Why has one of the two major political parties in America decided that this is a hill to die on How did this happen in the last 6 months I've heard more about drag queens in schools that I've heard about solvency of Medicare Why A drag queen for every school is a sentence that until today has probably been never uttered before in the English language Why is an elected official saying that in public As for drag queens making everything better one can just about imagine circumstances in which a person might say such a thing allowed aloud but the attorney general of Michigan weird times as Charles cook's national review Yeah I mean again my question would be what what would be the goal Again starting with the premise that these are children Yes I don't get it But no surprise from the same party that in Florida was pushing sexualized content for 5 years So okay yeah There you have it I just burst out laughing It's a drag queen for every school Well I mean here's another thing that ought to be I mean they do shows right A drag queen does a yes show Yes Am I missing something I mean my band would play in talent competitions But I don't remember adults showing up You know doing shows on a regular basis you would have speakers that would show up But yeah I guess I'm getting old I don't know what the point of a drag queen in every school would be Well I personally think and you and I had this discussion in our show meeting that that should be listed high up in the platform for Biden in 2024 I'm waiting for him to talk about it because it just seems come on man This has been the week And we heard Nat's Nancy talk about it Now you know drag queen in every school Now I mean it's inevitably It's got to get back to the president right Please make that your number one agenda item Please All right I have some audio I have to play here All right what do you got Well finally you've got Don lemon and Kareem John Pierre the other day on CNN She thought his questions were unfair because he was talking about the mental capacity now and now the liberals are well quietly upset Nobody's really upset if you attack Biden a few people have to pretend they're a little bit upset About it But Joe concha from the hill dot com was on Fox News yesterday and talked about that whole thing but got into talking about Kareem John Pierre And it's exactly what we have said Since day one I mean maybe other conservative hosts have been vocal about it We've been extremely vocal about it because she's so bad I mean she just so mad I think he agrees with us here Look there has never been And I understand she's new but there has never been a more unsteady unconfident unprepared press secretary quite like Korean Jean Pierre She couldn't be the spokesperson for mayor quimby or mayor good way All right she continues to read most of her answers from a binder during the press briefings right I mean not just like looking down at notes but we're talking about like whole paragraphs John Kirby should be in that position That's a great point Yeah John Kirby should be in that position If you're looking at someone who can bring the imagery of stability which I thought was going to happen I mean but you know I mean it's not how they think.
Michigan AG asks feds to investigate fake GOP electors
"Hi hi Mike Mike Rossi Rossi reporting reporting Michigan's Michigan's Attorney Attorney General General wants wants the the feds feds to to investigate investigate fake fake GOP GOP electors electors Michigan's Michigan's Attorney Attorney General General Dana Dana Nessel Nessel is is asking asking federal federal prosecutors prosecutors to to open open a a criminal criminal investigation investigation into into sixteen sixteen Republicans Republicans who who submitted submitted false false certificates certificates claiming claiming to to be be the the state's state's presidential presidential electors electors after after the the twenty twenty twenty twenty election election Joe Joe Biden Biden defeated defeated Donald Donald Trump Trump by by one one hundred hundred fifty fifty four four thousand thousand votes votes in in Michigan Michigan in in twenty twenty twenty twenty Nestle Nestle alleges alleges there there was was a a coordinated coordinated effort effort among among Republican Republican parties parties in in several several states states to to push push so so called called alternate alternate slates slates of of electors electors with with fake fake documents documents the the watchdog watchdog group group American American oversight oversight has has obtained obtained certificates certificates of of fraudulent fraudulent electors electors submitted submitted by by Republicans Republicans in in seven seven states states Arizona Arizona Georgia Georgia Michigan Michigan Nevada Nevada New New Mexico Mexico Pennsylvania Pennsylvania and and Wisconsin Wisconsin a a spokesperson spokesperson for for the the Michigan Michigan GOP GOP accused accused vessel vessel of of sitting sitting on on the the information information for for year year and and playing playing political political games games hi hi Mike Mike Rossio Rossio
"dana nessel" Discussed on Michigan Policast
"I love talking with the woman. Just because she's she's a real person and she's she's kind of switch to talk with but she is very serious about her job. And i think doing a pretty effective job at it politically and from a policy standpoint. I agree and just what she did on on the opioid crisis. I think is is huge. There's some good news. For state republican. Co-chair ron weiser. The aforementioned attorney general dana nessel has investigated and decided that the two hundred thousand dollars that he paid out of republican funds and then reimbursed to get a candidate out of the race for secretary of state is in criminal and the reason was pretty simple. The chair of the republican party is not a public official and not subject to the same bribery rules as a public official would be charged with. She said the whole thing stinks. But it's not illegal ethical sleazy but not illegal yup a three bills in the voter suppression package passed in the house. These are of course two solutions in search of a problem house minority leader dial a sense gi said the bills were an attempt to stoke fear and paranoia in michiganders' about the electoral system. She said we are here today. Wasting our time making laws about elections that make no real changes. They just feed ally record cheap political points with these divisive issues instead of doing real work on the budget and it's disrespectful to our institution and frankly it she's right and you can say that about almost every vote that goes through this republican controlled house. Not all of them but many of them will be three bills. Were actually a waste of time. Because they don't do anything. One of them will prohibit voting equipment from being connected to the internet that passed seventy seven thirty one only problem with that. That's already the practice. All it does is put into law. What they're already doing. That means absolutely nothing but it does feed the conspiracy that the voting machines were hacked through the internet for the twenty twenty general election. It's not possible because they weren't connected to the internet for the twenty twenty general election. Another bill prohibits third parties from accessing the qualified voter files stating that only state and local officials are allowed to access. That's the master file of voters in the state. That bill passed seventy five to thirty three. It's already illegal does does absolutely nothing. And then there's a bill that would expand the record retention period for ballots requiring election clerks. A hold onto paper ballots for twenty two months after final official counter certified by the board of canvassers. That is a solution in search of a problem. Because it's already the law and it is required for federal elections and as a matter of practice clerks do the same thing for state elections so these bills are harmless invest. But the reality is there are waste of time designed to feed the narrative that the election was rigged. We need to make all of these reforms. Well and they elevate the What is thirty nine bill package. That overall would have the impact of suppressing the vote. they give it a s- coach of legitimacy. Because you know these are things already being done. So Yeah just a waste of time. Speaking of a waste of time. We may have a balanced proposal to put into our constitution a right for citizens to request what they call a forensic audit of elections..
Ex-U.S. Olympics gymnastics coach charged with sexual assault
"Of the sport's most prominent coaches, who had ties to the to the notorious sports doctor, Larry Nassar has killed himself. John Getter, took his own life just hours after he was charged with two dozen crimes, including human trafficking. And sexual assault get led the U. S women's gymnastics team to a gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Joining us now is NPR Sports correspondent Tom Goldman. Hey there, Tom. Hi, Mary Louise. What else do we know? Well, we have confirmed that John get hurt, killed himself. Hours after he was charged. He was supposed to turn himself in this afternoon. He'd been investigated for the last three years. His investigation grew out of the Larry Nasaa retrial. Yes, sir, of course, was convicted of sexually abusing many, many female athletes, including some of the most famous U. S Olympic women, Jim Nous, and throughout his investigation get, ERT steadfastly maintained his innocence and that he wasn't aware of what NASA or was doing. Well, what else do we know about this? There were two dozen charges that the state of Michigan announced today. What what exactly was getting accused of having done? A Michigan attorney General Dana Nessel, um announced yes, the two dozen charges and 20 of the 24 counts for for human trafficking and forced Labor and Attorney General, Nestle explained. Human trafficking charges in a press conference today, it is alleged that John Getter used force fraud and coercion against the young athletes that came to him for gymnastics training for financial benefit to him. Victims suffer from disordered eating, including bulimia and anorexia, suicide attempts and self harm, excessive physical conditioning. Repeatedly being forced to perform even when injured Extreme emotional abuse and physical abuse, including sexual assault. Now. Mary Louise, Um Attorney General, Nestle acknowledge that cases like this don't often involve human trafficking, she said. We think of it predominantly is affecting people without the means to protect themselves from this type of crime. But she said, it can obviously affect all types of people in this case, young elite female athletes and she said. The alleged victims still carry the scars of those crimes to the state. Yeah. I said there are ties between Get ERT on Larry Nassar. What were the ties? Yeah, we'll get her was AH, longtime owner and coach at a gym near Lansing, Michigan on Git was there where hundreds of women say Larry NASA are abused them. Now Starr was the team physician and in house medical expert and get her. It's Jim for about 20 years. One of the charges today was that get lied to police about Nassar's role as the physician at his gym get hurt, allegedly told police he had never heard any complaints about Nassar's treatment of athletes. Although at least one prominent athlete contradicts that. She said she was with a group of fellow Jim Nous and get hurt, and she mentioned that NASA had abused her, She says her teammates gasped. And get hurt. Didn't react. USA Gymnastics suspended Get her during the nests are scandal and get retired in 2018. And finally today following his death by suicide, Rachel den Hollander, the first to publicly accused ness or of sexual abuse. Tweeted this so much pain and grief for everyone to the survivors. You have been heard and believed, and we stand with you. Thank you for telling the truth. NPR's Tom Goldman reporting. I think you told me you're welcome.
Former USA Gymnastics Coach Charged With 2 Dozen Criminal Charges, Dies By Suicide
"Gymnastics coach has taken his own life hours after learning criminal charges were levied against him. Fox is meant Napolitano has the latest authorities in Michigan confirming John get it's death by suicide Thursday, just hours after learning of 24 felony charges levied against him stemming from decades of alleged physical, sexual and emotional abuse of athletes, including 20 counts of human trafficking and forced labor traffickers can seize an opportunity at any time. And used the vulnerability. Of their victims to their advantage. Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel get heard. A longtime member of USA Gymnastics who came under fire for his abusive coaching practices during the Larry Nassar fall out, had agreed to surrender to the charges Thursday but was a no show for his arraignment, which had set off concerns of his whereabouts. He was 63 years old Matt
AG: Olympics gymnastics coach dies by suicide after charges
"Michigan's Attorney General says John getter to former US Olympics gymnastics coach has died by suicide getter died after Attorney General Dana Nessel announced charges were filed against him including sexual assault and human trafficking it is alleged that John getter use force fraud and coercion against the young athletes that came to him for gymnastics training for financial benefit to him get hurt was coach of the U. S. women's team that won a gold medal in twenty twelve at the London Olympics get it also had ties to former sports doctor Larry Nassar who's in prison the victim suffer from disordered eating including bulimia and anorexia suicide attempts and self harm excessive physical conditioning Nestle says many of these victims still carry the scars from getters behavior to this day I'm a Donahue
Former U.S. Gymnastics Coach Is Dead After Human Trafficking Charges
"Being leveled at an associate of Larry Ness are the former U. S gymnastics team doctor now behind bars accused of sexually molesting hundreds of young female gymnasts, most of them minors. Ah, former head coach of the U. S team, John get hurt is now under arrest in charge with 24 felony counts. Including human trafficking and sexual assault. In announcing the arrest, state Attorney General Dana Nessel also implicated Michigan State University in the crimes for failing to turn over internal documents believed to be connected to ness are There are no legal avenues remaining that would allow us to secure these documents absent MSU's decision to voluntarily produce them. I find it unconscionable. At the university would stonewall the very investigation that it requested some gym. This alleged together. It was physically and emotionally abusive and force them to be treated by NASA are Get her, maintains he had zero knowledge of Nasser's crimes. The
"dana nessel" Discussed on Michigan Policast
"Words currently works for the western district. And so of course we finally motion to remand and bringing it back this properly under the auspices of state court and we are making arguments under state law. But i will say this. I think is going to be out of luck. It's only a matter of time. And i did that for many reasons one because i think our state court arguments are excellent but beyond that if they're looking to the federal government to say well the state doesn't have the say on where these pipelines can exist even if the federal government can say what constitutes a safe or a non hazardous pipeline. They don't have the right to say where those pipelines can be positioned in the state. That is our arguing essentially but even if the argument is you don't get to make that decision state of michigan. This goes to department transportation. We have somebody who is blakely very shortly to be confirmed as the secretary of transportation p buddha judge who called for line five to be shut down during his presidential campaign now of course he works for the biden administration. But obviously we have governor who has very close connections to divide administration. I doubt very much that president biden. Good deal to say that. Say it again. Cresent invited As i'm speaking to you it's one nineteen pm on inauguration day so we've had a new president for just over an hour now but i doubt very much. The president biden will contradict the wishes of our governor. And so whether it happens you know in state court or whether it happens in federal court. The argument is going to be that. This pipeline is unsafe and for a variety of reasons. It needs to be shut down in order to protect the sanctity of the great legs and frankly our economic well-being here in the state of michigan. You've also got one of your predecessors attorney general as the secretary of energy and have you talked with jennifer granholm about those i. I have not rocker about line five..
"dana nessel" Discussed on Michigan Policast
"All of those sort of came together in a way that i think it took all of these groups that were beneath the surface and then they rose above the surface and many times join together under the radar very often as the the day to day. Work of the attorney. General's office and the attorneys. That work for you especially in areas like consumer protection. We're dealing with a lot of things that really don't get a whole lot of publicity just because of all the high profile things are involved in my personal. Favourite is the attack on robocalls. How much progress you making on that. I think we're making some tremendous progress. And we've had a number of cases that have filed and been successful in. You know. I know like any problem of this magnitude. Have literally over. A billion calls that come into michigan residents just on an annual basis. It's gonna take some time but of course you know our work with the better business bureau and with the ftc the fcc and all the jeez participating nationally oddness. I really think that we are going to make some substantial progress as time goes on and we already have even some of the recommendations that we have for such as downloading certain apps on their cell phone that allows robocalls to go go directly into your voice mail so that you're not perpetually bothered by it all day long sometimes there are simple things that come around and we work in coordination with these companies. Help advise people how they can have a life. That is free of constant urination. An annoyance all day every day. And sometimes it's the little things that can really make a difference in people's lives. But i think we're making definite progress and we're learning better how to trace these legal robocalls that we can go after the bad actors and that's the best form of deterrence before we get into the the situation we should establish upfront. The you walled yourself off completely from the criminal investigations that have resulted in several indictments..
"dana nessel" Discussed on Michigan Policast
"To deal with well really the key things that stick out in my mind are firstly covid nineteen which of course no one saw that coming and all the work that our office has had to do not just to work around it and do the work of the state. The law for represents the state of michigan. Despite the fact that we couldn't even do virtually anything in person who was going to court whether it was having staff meetings and all the rest of it but beyond that of course representing the state of michigan and the various agencies departments and actors In terms of litigation. You know. I like to think we can walk and chew gum at the same time when we were still able to handle many of the other projects and initiatives and the business of the firm attorney general but that was an enormous amount of work that we did and i'm not defending the governor in her actions or depending urban health and human services in terms of those orders but i also mean all the work we ended you on price gouging. I'll work that. We had to do in regard to battling many types of consumer fraud that we saw that came out of of people panicking and fears about dacoven epidemic. And i would say second to that. All the dozens and dozens of cases that we handled pursuant to the election and those are cases before the election during the election and after the election and many of those cases. I never thought that we would be involved in. I would come to mind. Very specifically of course is suing the postmaster general. That's a case that was not at my bingo card in terms of anything that i'd have to ever have to be involved in during my tenure as attorney general at this day and i suspect you probably never anticipated getting into a twitter war with the president of the united states. That is for sure. And i will tell you there were days. I wake up on a sunday morning thinking that it might be a slow day and might have a little downtime..
"dana nessel" Discussed on Michigan Policast
"What do you see given that we may actually have an infrastructure week. Now is going to be the first trust. Will it be in fact. Rose are going to be a comprehensive plan attacking all forms of transportation. It's going to be comprehensive Pete and i have talked about this. And i think they're actually spending more time in michigan. Now up in jefferson. They are anywhere else. So we're going to claim them as a as a michigan resident but We need something comprehensive. It's roads bridges water sewer systems. High speed internet everywhere. That's part of infrastructure and critically important for our children in school in small businesses and farmers and so on it's the broadest possible white including Charging infrastructure for electric vehicles. One of the things. I think that is important to do is make sure people understand that having electric vehicle can be easy. It's easy it's gonna save you money. These great vehicles so many of them being made in michigan and more to be made michigan over the next four or five years but It it's not something we have to worry about. Am i gonna help. Energy and so Having those public charging stations making sure you can charge you know in thirty minutes. Forty five minutes So that you don't just have to have a tesla to be able to get a short charging time that we have that broad technology available and and also the people understand that can do that at home. I mean we already have to eat and consumers that are you focused on supporting people to be able to To be able to do this that there's still resistance out. Because i think people have not understood how easy so whether you can plug in your vehicle while you're at work which we should all be able to do or whether it's being do it easily at home. That infrastructure is also very important and peten. I've talked about that before we started recording. We were talking a little bit about the early days of your career in public service. Or a county commissioner here in lansing and that was at the time of the reef. The post watergate reforms. We had a president who did suppoeral. Things abused the law. Do you see another wave of reform laws coming through the congress as a result of what we've learned over the last four years. What was seen folks out. I have a long list And there have been By person bills but forward in the past on both folks will be sincere about moving forward. Simple things i run for..
"dana nessel" Discussed on Michigan Policast
"Meanwhile in dc brand new world a president can actually manage the executive branch a very small democratic majority in the house and an evenly divided senate controlled by democrats. Thanks to the vice president's tiebreaking vote. Democrats will again chair committees. I talked late last week with the incoming chair of the senate. Agriculture committee michigan senior. Senator debbie stabenow about the new federal alignment and what it means for michigan. Senator stabbing annouce great to have you on the pali podcast. Let's begin with your new or resumed life in the semi majority having control of the senate. Now what how big differences that make to you especially with your committee. Assignments lot is great to be with your great to see you and it actually makes a big difference because it means i chair the committee and so when you're in the majority we have the gambles and set the agenda for the communities and also determine what will come up on the floor for a vote and particularly coming off of this last of years where the majority leader mitch mcconnell actually tell up four hundred and some bales came from the house of representatives. I think be like ninety. Percents bipartisan and refused to take on the floor of the senate so We ended the legislative graveyards in the last couple of years but we have an opportunity to actually governing and make things better for people in their lives and and move forward in for me on. The agriculture committee means not only supporting our rural communities and dealing with things like the lack of high speed internet. We're children in small towns. Like where i grew up. I can't zoom at home for school because there's no high speed internet and so all these issues we need to deal with Hospitals of world hospitals and so on but in addition to that we have i a five year. We authorization of a child nutrition. Bill which is all of our feeding programs school and whip programs for pregnant moms and so on and the other thing that i. It's really top priority for me. It's tapping excitement crisis With a voluntary producer producer-led effort to create a carbon market for farmers. People are very interested in this. We can actually lead the way in tackling climate crisis with the efforts that farmers can do just doing more robust way in terms of carbon sequestration. Also impacting the the relationships you have with the administration certainly with joe biden..
"dana nessel" Discussed on Michigan Policast
"I stayed last. Wednesday was in fact a beautiful day with the end of our four year nightmare. President joe biden hit the ground nudges. Running but sprinting issuing executive orders and directives a record pace. The adults are back and charged at the white house and congress actually talked bipartisan cooperation for nearly twenty four consecutive hours here thoughts on the not so peaceful but very beautiful transfer power. I'm so glad it's over. I feel the sense of relief. This weight lifted off me but they inauguration ceremony itself. I thought was really nice. It had a bit of solemnity to it if you will that I thought was respectful of The people we lost to cova. It couldn't be the celebration. I think that a lot of america wanted for having elected the first woman vice president the first black woman but as a ceremony. I thought it was very nice to me. There were a lot of highlights or the inauguration. What followed inauguration. It was no surprise. Joe biden was clearly ready to act right away with a well thought out comprehensive plan to attack the four crises left behind by the previous administration. But i thought the most important symbolism for the entire week was a brief video. Chat on inauguration night between presidents clinton bush and obama i think inaugurations signal.
"dana nessel" Discussed on WJR 760
"Charges. A major announcement later today in the Flint water crisis will be made by Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel. Snyder spoke only twice during the proceedings Responding to the judge, Yes and no During the arraignment before Genesee District Court Judge Christopher Odette. The attorney general, Dana Nestle's office sought to restrict Snyder's travel during the case by surrendering his passport. The judge said that that would not be necessary. Nestle filing to charges of willful neglect of duty against nighter on Wednesday, a day before her office now is set to announce new details in the Flint water crisis investigation. The job market recovery stalled last week boxes Lillian Woo takes a look at the new numbers. We're seeing a jump to almost one million new people filing for jobless help. Last week, the 965,000 initial claims the highest since August. As surging covert cases in new lockdowns keep chipping away at jobs, continuing claims from those still receiving benefits. Also worse than expected up by 200,000 to 5.27 million. Lillian Woo Fox News President Trump is looking for new attorneys to represent him and his second Senate impeachment trial. Speaking with top White House official Told me that if the paperwork goes over to the Senate today, the White House expects that the trial would probably begin on the 21st. One thing we do know. Is that the illegal team that handled the president's last impeachment trial in the Senate paths it baloney and Patrick Philbin in the White House counsel's office, as well as J, secular and other outside counsel, Pam Bondi will not be involved. This time around. We're told that in treaties have been made to some Outside attorneys who have politely declined at this point. So the president tried to get together a legal team for the possibility that there will be a trial in the Senate. And that is Fox is John Roberts reporting from the White House, Wisconsin health officials saying that the recently emerged more contagious strain of covert 19 Has now turned up in their state governor. Widmer says restaurants might be allowed to reopen for in Person dining on February 1st Justin Winslow with the Michigan Restaurant and Lodging Association says Restaurants have been closed for 75 days, he says. That's not a pause. But in fact, AH, shut down. I think we are in a position where the numbers are less than half of what they were across all of these key metrics when we when we started this close Closure, so we really expected especially when every other state almost every other state in the country is reopening to some degree. So it was battling. It was confusing, and there's there's a real lack of answers. Remember standing right now. Winslow, speaking to Paul W. Smith this morning and an electric carmakers under some pressure to recall thousands of its vehicles. Carmen Roberts takes a look. Federal regulators are asking Tesla to recall about 158,000 model s luxury sedans and Model X SUV's because their touch screens can fail. After a few years of use. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration sent a letter to Tessa. Saying failure of the touch screens could affect safety functions such as D fogging and backup cameras. No word If Tesla will comply with the recall request, Carmen Roberts Box knew the Dow is up. 1 34. The NASDAQ is up. 79 4 WJR news. I'm Marie Osborne. We have more with Frank. Coming your way in just a moment. Say Michigan. I've been waiting a long time to say this, but online sports betting is almost here. Wait. I've got even more good news, though, because if you register an account early with Fanduel sports book, you're going to get $100 in free bets. Once they go live, there's no deposit required you to sign up. You verify your account..
Ex-Michigan governor facing neglect charges for Flint water crisis
"Neglect of duty stemming from an investigation into the Flint water crisis. These charges were shown in an online court record, their misdemeanors punishable by up to a year in jail in $1000 fine State archivist says no governor former governor of Michigan history has been charged with crimes related to their time in office. We will learn Mark Maura about all this and the others who will be charged today at 11 31. Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel holds a press conference. President Trump has just a few days left in office, and when he leaves, he'll be the
"dana nessel" Discussed on KNST AM 790
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"dana nessel" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio
"Then also the connections on the Chinese and other countries that were attacking us in this massive cyber Pearl Harbor as we called it. Well, and that's and that's the perfect name for it, too. If you think about what happened here, if you think about it, if if if it was sorrows in the Chinese on they were using the Dominion software, and you had Dominion personnel in Detroit, which we know were there If they were in Atlanta, which we know they were there they were in Philadelphia, which we know they were there. And you actually have the ability to turn votes from one into the other, almost without recognition. That's why this this forensic audit that went down in an Durham County, Michigan last week is so important and it's certainly why in the public interest, the attorney general Dana Nessel, Has an obligation to the voters of Michigan. But more importantly than that, the voters of the entire United States to reveal transparently what the results of those audits turned up. They're making up some sort of excuse like it's gonna jeopardize election security for the next election when in two years Stop it! Just stop it. All right, let's go back to the call. Zeke is calling from a Las Cruces, New Mexico Online to Hello, Zeke. Welcome. Hey, I was going there. Good. What's your thought? My thoughts. Basically, I think I feel like I feel like the voter fraud is a bit redundant at this point, because most Trump supporters We all know that the fraud I mean, like you said, every day more more coming out. I think I think we all get.
"dana nessel" Discussed on Daily Detroit
"So i don't know what the answer is but it is tragic and if you look at the number of people have died from coronavirus now sitting at ten thousand people. It's almost like we've lost an entire suburb or something like that Which is crazy to put it in that context it is. It is so two quick things before we go first off the attorney general. Dana nessel sent out a note yesterday warning people about vaccines scams and other things around covid nineteen. I mean narrative wells will always find a way to try to make a buck. But i mean i feel like a vaccine. Scam is a new low. But i also think it's important that people pay attention to what's available and win because there are no vaccine right now as we are recording this that you're going to be able to get your hands on in the public. That's correct so right now. They're not Distributed community-wide so have a piece of advice. If you're consumer looking to get the vaccine you're most likely going to be able to get it from a large hospital system. Perhaps the county health department or the city health department in detroit You may be able to get from a large pharmacy like a cvs or walgreens. And perhaps he'd be able to get it from your primary care physician. We don't know what that's going to look like. But i don't think you're gonna see like a roadside gas station and administration program vaccine and my five hour energy. Yeah exactly you're not gonna see it and and scams that we've seen that have been highlighted by some the national media people just kind of set up testing tents in like a back alley but usually if it's a legitimate test. It's either at your doctor's office at county health department at a Program specifically set up by your city or your county with lots of sign edge. And usually there'll be some police officers or other. You know people from the government who are helping to administer this testing or vaccine service so you know just be a smart consumer if it sounds too good to be or if it's a little too convenient it probably is Yeah well before. I let you go. There's a version of a question. We've got a couple of times. I wanted to kind of sum it up with with this one. Should we worry about which vaccine to take going forward specifically. This listener is worried about pfizer. They would rather take the moderna. I've heard different variations of that. There tends to be the specificity quite get. But can you address that a little bit. Should we be picky about what we take their reason. To look at the differences it looks like the pfizer vaccine and the moderna vaccine are going to be safe and effective and this just happened..
FBI is investigating mysterious robocalls
"Right now. Mysterious robocalls or on the fbi's radar. Fox's rachel sutherland. has this live lisa. Bogus texan calls have been popping up on smartphones across the country. The washington post reports and unknown institute has been sitting messages to stay home and stay safe over the past several weeks. You mail spam blocking company told the paper and investigation uncover ten million messages. Meanwhile in michigan attorney general dana nessel says her office is getting reports of robocalls people in flint. Telling them to vote tomorrow because of long lines polls close in michigan. Eight o'clock tonight
Two conservative political operatives charged with misleading voter robocalls
"In August people in Detroit who were registered voters the trait is majority Democrat city. It's nearly eighty percent African, American registered voters in Detroit this summer. who had phone numbers in the three one three Detroit area code. They started getting calls that kind of seemed like crimes. And I'm going to play the call for you here. I will tell you before I play it that it is what you're about to hear on this call is unmitigated Bo Punky none of this is true but this is the call slash crime that went out to detroiters this summer. I'm. Not Ninety nine. Founded by Jack Berkman and Jacob. ooh. Mandarin voting found great but they do know that if you vote by mail, your personal information will be other public they that will be leaked assignments to track down. So worn and being used a credit card companies to collect outstanding debt the city even pushing. For they've only to try people for mandatory. I'll be connected door formation for the main. State. Where both by. Wear vote by mail. Vote by mail, your personal information is going to be given to the police to track you down for any old warrants and your personal information will be given to credit card companies to track you down for any old debt, and then the CDC is going to use that information. If you vote by mail to hunt you down and make you take mandatory vaccines that you don't want. Right that's all horse hockey. None of that is true voting by mail in Michigan doesn't actually put your personal information out there anywhere registering the vote means registering to vote but beyond that, how you vote doesn't matter at all. But when Sandra McNeill, on WWe, in Detroit got that recording of call they started looking into it. See if it was a one offer to see if this is more widespread thing. They started looking into it. So did the State Attorney General and the Michigan Secretary of State and those state officials held a press conference and they took the unusual step of releasing the audio recording of that call. So that other people who might have received, it would recognize it but also I think to put people on notice that this was misinformation and if you get this, this is not only wrong. This is potentially a crime they gave a stern public warning saying they're working to find out who was sending these absolutely false calls full of disinformation trying to intimidate voters they asked for members of the public to let them know if they too had received a call like this record, the call record, the date, and time you received it record any identifying information that came in with the call on your caller, id or anything like that. Michigan State Attorney General Dana Nessel warned that it is a felony under Michigan Law to deter or otherwise disrupt a person attempting to vote. So they went big with it. They basically said in that press conference five or so weeks ago you know listen you're targeting mostly black registered voters to dump all this disinformation on them to try to stop them voting by mail the you may think this is cute but this is illegal in this state and we're coming for you. Well today they made good on that threat tonight Michigan State Attorney General Dana Nessel has announced felony charges that have been filed against the two men whose names were listed at the beginning of that call. They have publicly denied having anything to do with this call. They've said, this must be some liberal group trying to make them look bad. It should be noted that callers received these calls also got caller ID messages saying the calls for coming from one of the two men's phone numbers. these guys are are trump supporters and conservative activists with a history of making flamboyant false claims at one point during the special counsel's investigation Robert Muller's office released a public statement announcing that they had referred these guys to the FBI after multiple women came forward to say that these guys had offered them money to make up sexual assault allegations against Robert. Muller. They referred them to the FBI for that. I. Wonder Whatever happened to that FBI referral. These gentleman also fabricated sexual assault allegations against Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buddha judge in the heat of the Democratic primary that allegation fell apart when the person they put forward to make those charges against people to judge publicly recanted and admitted that it wasn't true and publicly explained that these guys had put him up to it. They also tried to fabricate sexual assault allegations against Dr Anthony FAUCI. Seriously they offered cash rewards anybody who would say they heard Joe Biden using racial epithets right. These guys are a peach of a pair and they have been doing this kind of stuff to try to boost the trump campaign and to boost the trump presidency they've been doing it for a long time now apparently with impunity. But now they are facing multiple felony charges in Michigan Four felony charges all related to the election crime of intimidating voters. With a maximum total jail time of I think twenty four years in prison. But here's what's particularly interesting here. The investigation sparked by the Michigan authorities deciding that they were going to go big and go public with this turned up the fact that this wasn't just a local thing that had happened to one or two people. It wasn't even a Michigan specific attack turns out the calls out all over I. It was a Chicago Alter woman a local official in Chicago who alerted the board of elections there that she too had received this racist robocall. At her home in Chicago. Then it was people in Pittsburgh, and in Philadelphia who all said, they got this excuse me this same call. When Attorney General Dana Nessel of Michigan announced these felony charges today she said, the her office conferred with the Attorney General in Illinois or Chicago is and in Pennsylvania where Philly in Pittsburgh are but she says, she also conferred with the Attorneys Journal in New York and in Ohio because it turns out these calls have been going out to majority black districts registered voters in majority black districts all over the country in all in announcing these charges today the Michigan Attorney General's office estimates that eighty five, thousand of these calls have gone out. Just in the past few weeks trying to terrify black voters into not voting by mail at. Eighty, five thousand mostly black voters getting these calls saying if you vote by mail the CDC's going to put you on a list for mandatory vaccination that you don't want. If you vote by mail the credit card companies are going to track you down to find all your debt. If you vote by mail, the police are coming for you. Eighty five thousand of these calls. In. Multiple States. Over a period of weeks. After Attorney General Dana Nessel announced these charges today in Michigan. She didn't interview with that reporter from Wj, who helped break this thing open from the start with that tip from a listener. Reporter Sandra McNeill she asked the AG. The question that actually has been on my mind since I first heard about this story, which is, why did these guys have the goal to use their own names on this robocall? which so obviously appears to be a crime in progress trying to intimidate voters why would you put your name on that while committing that crime that's like robbing a bank and handing your real business card everybody might have witnessed it. Attorney General Nestle told the reporter from WWe Jay in response quote I honestly think that they've gotten away with so many things for so long. They thought that no, one would do anything they thought it wouldn't matter. Turns out matters. Joining us now live from Michigan is the Great State of Michigan's attorney, General Nestle Madam Attorney General. Thank you so much for being here. Tonight know it's a busy time. For having me I really appreciate your use of the term bull hockey I've never heard that before. But they use it. Bowl puppy and horse hockey are terms of art. You're welcome to use either of them. I don't even collect commission anymore. Does ask if I've got any of that wrong or if there's any important part of this. Case that you brought today that you announced today that I've missed. Now I think it was a summation. But what I think I'd like people to know is first of all, you know, yeah, that was twelve thousand calls that were made to the state of Michigan really centralized in the city of Detroit, the three one, three area area code, which is the city of Detroit. The thing about this, that's twelve thousand calls the twelve thousand potential voters trump won the state of Michigan by just over ten thousand votes. So I mean this is incredibly impactful and what I thought about for a long time. What is the point of having all these laws on the books in regard to voter suppression voter intimidation threats against voters if we never actually. Enforce them and what we know about twenty six sixteen is that trump didn't win because of the people who voted for him in Michigan he wanted because of the people who didn't voted all and that is what I think. These folks are trying to accomplish trying to suppress the vote and scare people into not voting action t during the course of a global pandemic, and we're not having it in this state just absolutely neck when you accept that these individuals can be so brazen as to attach themselves personally to these phone calls and think they can just get away with it. If they think it's funny that can joke around about it behind bars as far as I'm concerned. Is there a technical reason why cases like this are hard to bring? Obviously, these gentlemen have the. Office charged today they have their names on the front of this robocalled. They've since publicly denied that they actually made the robocall and said, somebody else must have done this in their names in order to make them look bad or prank them when it comes to the technical nature of proving that these were the people who in the charges conspired to and ultimately committed these acts voter intimidation is it hard to prove? Well. Unfortunately, for Mr, role and Mr Berkman Bud year ago, and my aunt established one of the first set anti. Robo calling task forces and so we were interested at the time in political related robocalls. We were interested in those calls that are made that ended up defrauding, he will and scamming people. So we already had the technology in place. So we knew where these calls were coming from and that allowed us to work with authorities in the state of California and thanks to my good friend. Attorney General Sarah in California who assisted us in this investigation but we have compelling evidence that these individuals committed these crimes and we're quite clear and confident about who the perpetrators of these crimes were. They just obviously never thought that we would actually end up investigate and actually charge but you know voter suppression is a very serious matter as Thomas Paine so So famously stated many years ago I voting is the right upon which all other rights are dependent. So if you deprive somebody of their ability to vote you deprive him of everything else in. Life and you know this has gone on for far too long. I think many people are tired of their scams. This isn't the first time that we've investigated these guys. As you noted, there was a an incident involving judge that involved the state of Michigan, an individual who lived in the state of Michigan. So it's not the person. I've seen their names. On a piece of paper in my office. And we're tired of them coming into our state and stirring up this kind of trouble by using false and misleading statements and trying to threaten or intimidate voters.
Michigan announces $600 million Flint water crisis settlement
"Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announces that the state has agreed on a $600 million settlement in lawsuits over the Flint water crisis. The settlement would be given to those who claim they were damaged by the city of plants transition. Of its public water supply to the Flint River. Nestle says the majority of the money would go to settle claims filed on behalf of Children. The settlement was reached after 18 months of negotiations.
"dana nessel" Discussed on Daily Detroit
"Tampons and other Feminine Personal Products Tax in Michigan. That's at the heart of a lawsuit filed Tuesday naming the State of Michigan and the State's Department of Treasury Three Women represented by the nonprofit period equity are contending that the six percent use tax on menstrual products violates the equal protection clause of both Michigan and United States constitutions more than half of the states in this. Country still charged the so-called Tampon tax which opponents say is unfair and his sex-based discrimination. A number of studies have shown that this is part of what's called an unofficial pink tax meaning products meant for women are costlier than similar ones meant for men plaintiffs are seeking class action status and for the state to refund five million dollars in revenue received during the last four years. The Nineteenth, a nonprofit nonpartisan newsroom reporting on gender politics and policy says that over the years the American. Medical. Association former President Barack Obama and others have supported repealing the tax the primary for keeping it is that it is a significant amount of revenue for state budgets as it's a product that for many people well, they must buy it additionally under the stimulus passed by Congress at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic menstrual products are deemed medical necessities and can be included in. Spending accounts. Earlier today, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel tweeted her support for removal of the Tampon tax and noted that there are bills in the legislature pending to do this. However, they are stalled in the.
"dana nessel" Discussed on Michigan Policast
"Of thousands of Michiganders'. And they think one thing to mention before we leave. The John Jay segment is that despite the fact that he's been raising more funds each quarter than Gary Peters Gary Peters, still has more cash on hand and Gary Peters has consistently lead in the polls right now are CPI has him at plus ten point one. So Gary Peters out there kicking, but still. Okay well, let's get to one of the leading contenders for dumbest member of the state legislature. I mean there's a lot of competition up Republican boola whatever has introduced legislation to have the state sent in my statement of the damages, cost expenses and other losses. Spurred by the COVID nineteen pandemic to China, so he was a bill China for all of the cost of Covid, saying that it is not a partisan issue that brought cova to the shores of the United States. It was China that did that. This is stupid. And couple of Democrats have signed onto it, and he said it isn't a symbol, but that it would be a good symbol if it was a symbol. He seems to really want to do this. I think is just messing around again, but people have signed onto it. I, think it's only tomorrow racism to actually do something like that. We already have students who are not just from China, but really Asia. The students at the universities here are already experiencing. Racism is certainly isn't China's fault that the virus was as bad as it was in Michigan. I can't believe it. I just can't believe that anybody would introduce something so ridiculous can believe it actually I think China's already angry at us because we sent them Kentucky. Fried Chicken and Taco Bell. In retaliation for that before we get to our political attack of the week, a look back at a recent interview, we talk with the founder of the right way pack, which is working to get Republicans to support Joe Biden. We interviewed former Ohio GOP Chairman Mad Borjas who started that effort. Mister Borges. He got a little problem turns out. He's one of five people indicted in Ohio this last week. In a sixty million dollar bribery scandal, which also involves the Republican speaker of the House. That makes Matt Borjas officially our very first felony. Guest at least as far as we know. Up See. And you know I. Don't even know what to think about that, I. Don't know much about Matt Barges. And I'm certainly not going to wish him well, but. One of the things that I really noticed if you listen to him and you listen to Jeff. Timur the difference in the way that the Republicans are attacking trump in these two different groups where the Lincoln project with. Jeff Timur. Is Just tearing down the House right? Just just trying to Clean House and start over and Matt Borges comes in and says no I want everybody. To be. Reelected all the Republicans to be rocketed except trump as a totally different approach and I thought that that was. One of the most interesting things that came out of that interview was the contrast between the two and probably a conflict that is. Playing out across America with Republicans everywhere now the political tech at of the week. That doesn't even sound like an attack yet, but it really is. It comes from the Joe Biden campaign only today. We're facing serious threat. We have to meet it as one country. Numbers Lie. Infection rates are now going up in more states than they're going down. got a slight this. Where a mass! Keep your distance. Limit the size of crowds. Maybe inconvenient. Maybe uncomfortable. But it's the right thing to do is an American. We need a president who love with the American people. presonal tell us the earn Barney's truth. President take responsibility instead of always blaming others. President listen to the experts. Follow the science. Allow them to speak. President. Be being, example for the nation. We have to do all we can. To keep our fellow, American safe and health. I'm Joe Biden and I approve this. And the polling shows. That's working at messages working because the American people are buying it, it is the reason that Donald. Trump revived the Donald Trump Comedy Hour Aka. Pandemic briefing at least for a while last week. Because he's gotta get a, she's trying to get on top of the issue. The problem is you can't spend your way out of a pandemic. That's already caused a hundred and fifty thousand deaths in the United States about one fourth of all the deaths from the virus in the world have been the United States in Donald. Trump can't escape that fact. Honestly while a is so surreal to me that that man gets up there and talks about the pandemic, and it's the same guy in another interview that brags about his cognitive test where he recognized elephant. I don't understand how we got to this point. It hurts. So many levels person woman man. Camera, idiot. He did the best ever on that on that test so. Michigan's unemployment compensation system has been tested beyond belief more than two million michiganders' have received unemployment benefits during the pandemic. It's been a bumpy ride. An extension of problems that have plagued the US system for several years. Bridge Magazines Jonathan. Opening has done a deep dive into the mess. That is the US system Jonathan. Thank you for joining us on the PODCAST. How much of this problem with the US? System is the result of the unprecedented volume of claims, and how much is the result of for one of a better term preexisting? Preexisting conditions with the system. I don't know if we can quantify exactly. You know what what percentage of the problem is attributable to either of those factors, but certainly it's a combination of both so basically experts. We spoken to court records. We looked at show that in the pandemic has just exposed these long standing flaws in the computer system used by the Michigan, unemployment insurance, agency, known as MIDAS on this is the same system that got the state in a bunch of trouble a few years ago with the. The false fraud scandal and the problem with this system is even according to the director of the unemployment trans- agency it over flags people, so it uses algorithms to detect possible errors or fraud, and it does that at too high of a rate, so a lot of people for instance get these flags called non monetary issues, which means that maybe a record doesn't match up exactly data. You've submitted versus data. Your former employer submitted now that had been happening for years, but suddenly you've got this huge volume of a million people plus. Plus applying for benefits and these non monetary issues started to really happened in a larger volumes, and what happens is when you have one of these issues, then you need to call or go to a Michigan unemployment trends. Agency office, which are closed so because there were so many more of these issues popping up on the website, so many more people had to call the state help line the State Call Center, and that God overwhelmed as well so it's sort of a vicious cycle right that the computer system caused these. People probably at a higher rate than it needed to. And then those people needed to talk to someone at the state which didn't have enough people to handle all of the volumes. What thing that stood out to me and reading your articles and bridge was that maybe the biggest critic of the system is the guy who runs it now, and he is not satisfied in his takeover. SEPE can. How is Steve Gray progressing with fixing this mess? It's been around now for several years. Steve Gray. Advocate. He ran a.
"dana nessel" Discussed on WJR 760
"On news talks. 7 60 W. J R. Well This is a battle that's been brewing for a while between the state of Michigan and Education Secretary Betsy to boss We know that the Democrats have no love for her mainly just scorned. But this is an interesting case, and I don't want to get your heated during a heat wave. But you might. This may be some bipartisan pushback against the education secretary. And while I think that certainly Dana Nessel is very adept at politicizing Different legal actions that she takes, Uh, if you haven't heard, Gretchen Whitmer Dana Nessel have joined three other states to file a lawsuit against the education secretary of the Department of Education over how they are divvying out the cares. Act money. Now, remember, the cares actors thrown together very quickly by Congress. And at the time we cautioned that when you've got it was a $3 trillion something like that when you've got a package that large With that many moving parts. They're going to be things that get snuck in there that aren't going to look very good in the rear view. But what Betsy DeVos did, and this was about a couple months ago. She looked at the cares act money, and she said that there's nothing in this bill that says we can't spend this on private schools. Private schools have had the same pandemic related costs and expenses and misfortune that public schools bad and as a result, we should factor them in now. The funding mechanism for this and the cares act was based on how many low income students you have in a district. How many high needs students you have. They talked about paying for equitable services. Those would be the things like the kid didn't have an iPad or access to the Internet. You would try to provide that to try to get as many kids connected as quickly as possible so that learning could continue. At the outset the pandemic. $13 billion was allocated. And Malcolm's Betsy DeVos is I said about two months ago, saying That looks. This is a special pandemic related appropriation to benefit all American students, teachers and families. Therefore, there's nothing in the law that Congress passed that allowed districts to discriminate against Children and teachers based on private school attendance, unemployment. In other words, you're going to put private in public schools. On an even footing and based upon their representation in terms of the numbers of low income students. That's how you can divvy up the money. Listen down a form of procreate something that we have an amendment against here in the state of Michigan. Dana Nessel and Gretchen Whitmer, based on their analysis that the way divorces divvying up the pie. Could cost Michigan public school students of minimum of $16 million. Is that a lot in the universe of education spending? No, but they're defending the principle at least The federal dollars go to public schools, and they are incensed. That the Education secretary Absent any guidance And absent what the money was intended for when Congress was debating this is siphoning funds away. This is Thies, state Superintendent of schools. Dr Michael Rice, U S secretary.
"Rogue Secretary of State" Jocelyn Benson
"In two thousand eighteen Jocelyn Benson was elected as secretary of state in Michigan. It was part of a historic sweep. Where women were also elected to the governorship and to the Attorney General's office then the corona virus hit and Donald Trump went on the warpath personally attacking governor. Whitmer as she fought to get her citizens access to needed medical equipment. Well now he's also attack. Jocelyn calling her a rogue secretary of state for her plan to make sure all Michigan voters can apply to get an absentee ballot. This fall keeping them safe from the virus and ensuring everyone has a chance to vote. Jocelyn joined us to talk about the monumental importance of voting rights in the age of trump and the corona virus. This year we saw the. You're the woman. Two Point Gretchen. Whitmer Dana Nessel Jocelyn Benson Debbie Stamina and the list goes secretary of state of the Great State of Michigan. Four four my duties to invest in my abilities regard. Help me guys. The Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson says. She sees nothing wrong with paper ballots. Secretary of state says the voter absentee ballot. Applications are great way for voters to vote in coming elections without risking their. How ahead of a planned visit to Michigan Tomorrow? President trump is targeting the leaders of the state on twitter president trump on Wednesday threatened to withhold federal funding to Michigan after the state announced that all of the states registered. Voters would receive applications for absentee ballots in the mail this year. Benton Secretary of State of Michigan on fighting every day to ensure that every voice is heard and every vote is counted. Sorry not sorry first of all. Thank you so much for doing this. I really really appreciate it. It's interesting because you have a job that I don't think a lot of people fully grasp what you do as secretary of State in Michigan. You're responsible for overseeing elections. But can you give my listeners? Really an overview of what that entails. And just broadly what? The job secretaryastate position in most states overseas democracy and that means everything from money in politics and regulating promoting disclosure of bat to the actual act of casting a ballot and making sure those votes are counted accurately protecting the security of the process. Anything that goes into ensuring that our democracy runs well flows lows through each state secretary of State and from your perspective. What is the biggest threat to our democracy? And you can do that. Broadly but you can also do that in Michigan. Well Yeah I always say that. A healthy democracy requires an engaged. An informed electorate and so in that way biggest threat is disengaged and misinformed electorate. I think you need both. You need everyone. Voting particular especially systems of underrepresented communities whose voices has historically been at the table and decisions. That are made them. But you also need to to be informed about all the aspects of an issue that they can make independent decisions about what's best for them. We're having our communities so to me really. You need people. Running the system secretaries of state and we need elected representatives who all kind of flow into that any neighbouring and encourage engagement and Commission. Of course the media as well but if you poke short on either of those two metrics those two pieces than democracy is threatened and. I think that's some of what we are seeing today where you have in some cases. Low turnout or disengagement or feeling of apathy or. My vote doesn't matter. My voice doesn't matter which is the exact opposite of which real and democracy or people not having access to accurate information about the decisions that are being made note decision makers that are making them can hold them accountable. We here and we've heard a lot about Michigan this cycle. So what makes it so important in this election besides the Electoral College? And how did it become a battleground? These chicken is a collection of voters that really reflects the entire country in many ways certainly in the Midwest and you've got a very diverse population we've got the largest concentrations for example Arab American voters in the country. We've got strong urban areas with unique stories and history like Detroit and Flint and high levels of communities of color growing Tino population and then a lot of the state is very rural. And so the racial demographics. The economic demographics -cation you have also right next to Detroit. One of the wealthiest per capita community in the country and they got in some ways integregation and many of the problems that afflict and having the country historically are reflected in Michigan. There's a great thing I saw when I personally hear when Michigan accuses the whole country gets a cold that in some ways is a bellwether state. Her a lot of different things is that because of the people because of history because of the community that can indicate how rest of the country like feeling going and attention on our state certainly over the past ten years when it comes to presidential elections. Really underscored that.
"dana nessel" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"Nice but they said did not necessary I think it sets an example both ways Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel slamming the president for setting a bad example by not following health guidelines and wearing the mask during his entire visit today's events were extremely disappointing and yet totally predictable I and I will say that you know understanding of course that his own doctor Dr Fauci AS medical expert recommends the wearing of masks in public in closed spaces the CDC makes that recommendation that in Michigan of course now that is the law I can expect a court just upheld that just have held the governor's orders just hours ago I am even forward it is their own policies so that president is like a petulant child who refuses to follow the rules and I say this is no joke I mean you just reported ninety three thousand people have died in the United States he's in a county right now we're over a hundred people have died I am twenty minutes away from him in Wayne County where we had over twenty three hundred people die this is not a joke hi and he's conveying the worst possible message to people who cannot afford to be on the receiving end of terrible misinformation and is very very concerning I think the message he sends the same message since he first took office in twenty seventeen which is I don't care about you I don't care about your health I don't care about your safety I don't care about your welfare I don't care about anyone but myself and he's continuously sent this message and what I would say back is that even if you don't have a president of the United States that cares about the residents of this state fortunately you have a governor and you have an Attorney General who do and we're gonna do everything in our power to protect you even if you have a president who won't following that interview president trump responding on Twitter and tweeting that do nothing AG of the great state of Michigan Dana Nessel should not be taking her anger and stupidity out on Ford motor they might get upset with you and leave the state like so many other companies have until I came along and brought business back to Michigan not over folks she replied on Twitter saying hi after struggling with our government well after struggling with our governor and secretary of state she said she's impressed he knows her name writing seems like you have a problem with all three women who run Michigan as well as your ability to tell the truth the auto industry's been thriving for years because of our incredible auto workers and companies of the university of Oxford and AstraZeneca have begun recruiting more than ten thousand subjects for advanced human studies of one of the world's fastest moving experimental covert vaccines Pascal Soriot CEO of the pharmaceutical company telling CBS news they are working to hopefully finish the vaccine and record time essentially what we know is that we have a vaccine that is a good chance well it has it uses a technology the supported in the wireless modified the technology that has been validated already before we saw the vaccines we know a lot about it we have we since the new exceeding your seventy one days we have not really we're not conflicting data in one thousand patients in your care so we think there's a good chance of cross signified but there's a good chance it and essentially demonstration is saying we're going to make of that the only way to get a vaccine ready for patients in September October is to stop manufacturing now and do it in college all right thanks to those this direction doesn't work then this would be wasted but is that actually well well then basically patients before can be accidentally magic now you've got this huge investment from the United States you have a smaller investment here from the U. K. who gets that the vaccines first house that allocated well actually the UK's doing a similar investment on the Mexican basis is just happens that the UK has a different quality business Rico and that what do you know the amount of money they have declared this day a lot of money for the next payment if you wish to get to the yeah the number of doses that world is they would have to pay more than the sixty five million so it's it's only the first payment so that's one one point and the other point is there would be no competition between geographies and countries because we're establishing separate independence by chance we have one for the U. S. for US citizen all its citizens only where I want one for the U. K. we have one for you open the rest of the world and we're working on one floor in jobs become free of cost and one for China because justice Pacific so there will be no competition and selling you know competition your offense is.
President Trump to visit Ford plant in Ypsilanti today
"Today president trump heads to a Ford plant near Detroit that is making a ventilators during the pandemic a Ford has been requiring visitors to wear face masks Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel says the president has a legal and moral responsibility to do so if nothing over the last several years of president trump in the White House is that he doesn't have the same level of legal accountability as everybody else and ahead of the visit the president's also threatened to withhold federal funds from Michigan and the vada for sending absentee ballot applications through the mail he's said that mail in balloting is open to fraud though he's used it himself Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer hopes the president will use his visit to sign an emergency declaration after a century old dam breach that sending a flood waters into the town of Midland ten thousand people were evacuated and it is truly a testament to the people of the area but also the first responders that flooding is now threatening to douse
"dana nessel" Discussed on WAAM Talk 1600
"For food porn I love food porn I really do I can look at pictures of food food on the TV really I looked at one Patrick expected up on the my real bad Patrick X. I think you're one of my nineteen was got a pot of chicken there looks like you got paprika and something else on top of it up like I was in the area oranges in there who he says into the oven you go see you in about forty five minutes yes looking good man looking good out there on excellence talk about Dana Nessel my pal and a Lindsay X. she's good at food porn to man she's really good at it yeah so many people out there that can do that stuff yeah my pal Carl X. is gonna drink porn but I'm from Singapore slings I do I do I just love pictures of food I would eat food too I like looking at a lot of if you're gonna turn in general Dana Nessel it does look like she does anything with hair products or makeup I don't know I don't know this woman slickness picture she looks really mean spirited and she looks very what would you call the stern I mean stern looks like she's going to reach out and **** your face off hang on a second so somebody is asking me am I still on sixteen hundred AM what the hell you're talking about when it would you know I I've said this before on the radio I've run into people from time to time that I've known a long time I got a radio nineteen eighty four and I I I it's been a long time but I bumped into people that I've known from back in the day when I was on radio in eighty six and nineties whatever and I love when I run into people say adult cosco whatever they say Hey how you doing no man's you know what are you still on radio I I would say no it's not I got out about anymore so no no I'm not N. six hundred and say the Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel she's attacking this barber in awhile so met medic represent a bit manic people's the picture I'm going to get his hair cut love people and got her come from the sky Carl Mankey on Wednesday saying that his does are turning general this is just mean spirited just he's not a patriot for Nora governor Whitmer shut down Attorney General Janet Nestle said she has no plans to arrest me after she stripped him of his operating license on Tuesday so the Attorney General is the one that strip this man of his ability to do business legally now that's cruel and unusual if she would have said I wanna I'm issuing you a fifty dollar fine for being in business come to court we gonna sort it out that I wouldn't go along with that but that's the way it should have been done I mean here's the woman you could argue is the most powerful law enforcement officer in the state of Michigan what does she do she doesn't ticket this man for being open shoes that that's like a judge in Texas bathtub when after the lady that has the beauty salon suppose she's coming up here to hang out with the barber they're gonna do a rally but this man has been neutered so the AG tell us also she doesn't plan on arresting Carl a Mankey but does she does have a message for him he's not a patriot he's not a hero huh okay what what a thing to say that's mean spirited she is mean spirited and and what you should do she's gonna do anything at all as I am issuing a citation on this man because that's the way you know if you if you violated protocol you're supposed to get a fine but no earlier this week missiles failed to obtain a temporary restraining order against the elderly barber yeah it was a seventy seven years old yeah seventy seven we're not looking to throw people in jail she said I know because our turn people loose all they would turn this guy lives she never said she wouldn't go we want him to discontinuous conduct in a we think is aiding and abetting the spread of the virus no he's not no he's actually not in fact he's doing that thing I saw in his close video whatever was he's got a he's all messed up they're doing the sanitation sanitation thing sanitizing everything and wipe everything down no and that makes me crazy by the way I'm I'm I'm checking out the food thing is that yesterday I needed emergency watermelon job another Dennis all man I hate when I get the kind of driving out of malls for to get on the road it's all man I forgot to get water out wish I had a water militia watermill tried to go back and get one and so I went back yesterday and I I go when I get the watermelon I'm checking out I bought a couple of other things too and the girls got it she's got the mask on she's got the rubber gloves on and she's wiping down we're gonna put my food on the conveyor belt I guess it doesn't matter because in the old days think about all felt it was compactor inverse now she sanitizing it hold on put your stuff on it okay you can now that's that's maybe one of the good things come out of this think of winning every ticket when you went to the food store and you got your stuff and you put it on that movie in black conveyor belt there and it gets down to start ringing stuff up so when it it's there in you you're in the car and you reach over to grab maybe a grape if you eat a grape or something like that this is the felt that was on that day when you got home if you took all those bags put up on top you're rob your Connor kitchen a back food right you know what those all down his friend out for nine so you know the point I guess I'm making if I ever do make a point on the radio on a flight or not but the point I'm making here is that we're surrounded by filth bacteria virus officers are really weekly ugly things that want to kill us straight up kill or make as deathly ill and we find a way to fight against them it's called the new system and so we were going to be up against these things for ever that that's how it's designed I don't get it our standard but that so so this whole sanitizing everything is going to make us weaker it's going to kill us off even faster in the end as a species to get that that we're we're compromising everything that's been put in play by design help us fight against off and survive we're trying to navigate that sanitized everything right we haven't has gotten elevator push the button not now no event you know I saw a really funny thing the other day that they were taking this seriously they had one of these a keypad for you got to you know to touch a number for a free orders for but they had a piece of plastic over it okay don't worry we'll get affected now you're pushing the plastic to push the button but you don't push the button itself you push the plastic to push the button people are losing it after around this again so stupid there I go use that word again that's cruel don't say stupid on the radio so earlier this week the stupid international failed to obtain a temporary restraining order against his barber this is we're not looking to throw people in jail yeah yeah you'd love to yours are Christians in jail after she does you don't did us all her way this is not hyperbole if Dana Nessel had way churches would not be allowed to preach what they preach without running their sermons by her and I could have nothing to do whatsoever at all with biblical teaching biblical principle principle about what's sinful what's not what's marriage what's not don't conduct now I hear she is she says we want him to discontinue its conduct this is Nestle Mr make you she sighed he's not a hero the patriot patriot is a person that fights all enemies foreign and domestic and does everything possible to protect his fellow countrymen and country women well she kind of got that piece right I'll give her that she could have gone so far as to say America but she did to me Mr make is doing just the opposite it's being selfish is behavior there's that phrase again by somebody in the judicial system law enforcement talking about somebody being selfish around what the man the man stated goal was to open a shop because he was gonna lose he couldn't pay his electric bills anymore at his house he couldn't pay his electric bill at a shop he had to open up to get business this wasn't him being selfish I guess making a living is being selfish that's how the global so I kind of think of you by the way you're nothing more than a selfish useless feeder as I we just say that statement by the Robert F. Kennedy junior they think of you as a useless feeder that's it and that you just do your little what we've termed to be a an essential responsibility and we'll take your tax dollars and use them so that we can feed all the rest of the useless feeders with what.
University of Michigan won't change investigation into abuse
"From the town hall dot com newsroom there will not be an investigation into how the university of Michigan handled sexual assault complaints against a league sports doctor without the school's full cooperation that's the word from Attorney General Dana Nessel who says her office has learned from problems with the investigation of Michigan State University with the Larry Nassar Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal in Ann Arbor Dr Robert Anderson allegedly sexually assaulted student athletes and others from the late nineteen sixties into the early two thousands at least ten students in Eastern Michigan University are now self quarantine after coming back from a trip to Italy WXYZ TV reports two of the students were tested for corona virus after showing symptoms but the tests were negative Michigan's Democrats are casting their support for presidential hopefuls and so far Joe Biden is the favorite governor Gretchen Whitmer and congresswoman Elissa Slotkin Haley Stevens and Brenda Lawrence are all endorsing the former vice president Michigan's presidential primary is Tuesday we have the traffic and weather four
Charges dropped against 8 involved in Flint water crisis
"From the Flint, Michigan water crisis are being dropped, but Michigan public radio, Shane of Roth reports that the state's new administration says its investigation of the crisis is being expanded the pending cases against eight state and Flint officials will be dismissed that includes cases against former chief medical executive, Dr Eden, wells an extra rector of the department of health and human services, Nick Lyon line was charged with involuntary manslaughter, but the charges could be refiled sin. New attorney general Dana Nessel took office. She's handed the investigation over to a special Flint, water prosecution team that team says it has concerns about the investigative approach and legal theories used by the prior administration. So they say they're executing new search warrants and reviewing millions of documents. In a statement attorney general Dana Nessel said she agreed with the move and quote Justice. Delayed is not always Justice denied for NPR news. I'm Shane a Roth in Lansing, Michigan. Own stock markets in Asia
Charges dropped against 8 people in Flint water scandal
"Prosecutors say they're dismissing all the charges against eight people in the Flint water scandal. They say they will start the whole investigation over the eight people include the former health director, Nick Lyon, he was accused of failing to inform the public about an outbreak of legionnaires disease. When Flint was using improperly treated water from the Flint, river back in twenty fourteen and fifteen the outbreak occurred at the same time that the city's water system was contaminated with lead. The office says the charges are dropped without prejudice, which means they can bring these charges, again, in the future attorney general Dana Nessel, saying in a statement that the people of a responsible for the Flint water disaster will be held
Enbridge seeks court ruling on Great Lakes oil pipeline deal
"Person Enbridge has gone to court after talks broke down on line five, the oil pipeline that runs under the straits of mackinac and bridges asking Michigan court to rule on an agreement reached with former governor Snyder to build an oil pipeline beneath the channel linking lakes Huron. Michigan inside of a tunnel. Enbridge says the deal was passed legally, Michigan attorney general, Dana Nessel has said the law enacted in December onto the tunnel agreement. Violates the state constitution, and she is declared that she will stop the new line
Michigan AG to investigate gymnastics coach with ties to Nassar
"The latest on an investigation at Michigan State University. Michigan attorney general Dana Nessel is talking about the latest developments in the investigation into Michigan State University, and they're handling of the allegations against former Dr Larry Nassar, Nestle says she hopes Michigan. State officials will continue their cooperation looking into the matter. Now, I would say it's time for Michigan State University to do the right thing. I won't here is to help provide Justice and also to provide a sense of security, and that's something like this will never never happen again