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A highlight from Part 2: Zach Wilsons Alive, Belichicks in Trouble, Buffalos Cruising, and Week 5 Lines With Cousin Sal
"All right. So we're taping part one here. It is a little past 4 o 'clock Pacific time. Just watch the Pats completely shit the bed. We're not going to talk about that. That'll be part two. Part one. Ryan Russilla was here. We're talking Drew Holiday. The big trade. How is the NBA different for you right now, and are we done? Do we finally have the 30 rosters? Is this what we're looking at? Do we know who's going to be on everybody's team, or are we somehow not done? I never think we're done anymore in the NBA, and I know you're being a gracious host here, but you and I talked for five minutes today. I think you have the headline take on this, okay? I think you have the headline take on what the top of the league looks like. Are you ready to share it this early? I think Boston has the best top six. I did not feel that way 24 hours ago. I did not feel like there was a clear best. I trust this team in crunch time, and if Porzingis stays healthy, which is a huge if, I think they have the best six, and they can fill around, and they have the most ways that they can play whoever in the series. So from that vantage point, you had to do the trade. And they gave up a center who has been hurt every single year, and I don't fully trust that he's ever going to be out there when it matters. Brogdon, who was hurt, who was mad at the team, and two picks. And you get Drew Holliday, who was a 2021 Finals hero, who's one of the best defensive guards in the league, who's still really good, and just raises their ceiling. Now you can go white Holliday, Tatum Brown, and a center at crunch time, and you're good. You can switch on almost everything, especially if you get anything from Horford. So were you similarly enthused? Yeah, I love Drew. There's some stuff with his shooting in the playoffs where it's been pretty bad, or you're like, is that just because you can't make shots at the playoffs, or is it just what happened statistically? I mean, it does happen. I mean, if I'm getting the negative parts out of the way, like, yeah, sure, he's a little bit older. The big situation is a huge question mark. I can't believe what they got from Horford last year. So I don't know if you can just pencil that in, because he was way beyond expectations, at least for me, or for what I had for him. But when you can add Drew for those pieces, and I'm with you, when Rob Williams is right, it's really, really nice. But you can even tell when he's out there, you're like, is something wrong with him again? The number of times that I've watched Rob Williams in Celtics games, I'm like, I know he's out there, but wait, something. And every time, I thought Marcus Smart was trying to end his career with some of those Valley U passes, depending on how he lands, like, wait, is this going to be the last one we ever see from him? So to me, it makes a lot of sense. By the way, on that Rob point, my dad texted me after the trade, he's like, oh, I hate giving up Rob. I'm like, you complained about Rob more than anybody I know in my life. You would text me from the games going, oh, Rob's just off in the, Rob just walked in the tunnel again. I don't know what happened. I like just Brian Barrett had a tweet, 32 games, 29 games, 52 games, 61 games, 35 games. Those are Rob Williams' last five years. It just wasn't reliable enough for a team that's trying to win a title. I interrupted you. No, you didn't, because it's a it's a really good point, because what's going to happen? I mean, you know, it's just there's there's definitely like if Prozingis is hurt, it feels like the whole thing is screwed up and there's a really good chance that that could happen. But if you're talking about like the allocation of minutes and the talent that's getting those minutes, well, the talent that's getting those minutes just went up with Drew Holiday. And that's, I think, the simplest way to look at it. So they they turn Marcus Smart and Grant Williams and Brogdon and Rob Williams into Drew Holiday and Prozingis, more Derek White minutes, more Peyton Pritchard minutes. And then there's a little bit of an X factor with who's going to be like that ninth man, tenth man, kind of big four slash five person, maybe, or somebody you trade like that. I feel like that's the easiest position to pick up in January and February. The big thing for me is I think White was ready for a bigger role. I think White and Holiday together is magnificent as a as a backcourt. And I read some stuff today. They think White's going to come off the bench. I don't know if I see that. I think I would come out of the gates with White and Holiday and Tatum and Brown in the center and maybe bring to your Horford point, like maybe bring Horford off the bench and try to really try to rest his minutes during the season and be careful with him and make him a bench player. And then the playoffs reassess. But I think that having those four guys all together, they complement each other so well. You can play basically any kind of defense against any perimeter guy in the league. Those four guys and they're just better. I mean, there's there's just no way around it. They're better. He's a much better player than Marcus Smart was last year. And you know, you made that point about the shooting. He'd have those games. He'd go 5 for 22 in a playoff game. You know, he'd eat. But I do feel like he was asked to do a little bit more than maybe what he's supposed to be doing. I don't feel like he's a pure point guard. Right. Now you have White who can handle most of the ball handling. He could play off the ball and they're going to get the best version of him. Awesome locker room guy, too, by all accounts. I mean, really like a beloved teammate wherever he went. And I think they wanted to change the chemistry a little bit. I think this was an unhappier team than maybe they led on to the outside world last year. Yeah. Look, I definitely like him more than Smart. And you know, to be totally fair, when I'm looking at like the Lillard side of this trade last week before we knew the second piece of Drew and upgrading from Drew to Lillard, I'm going, OK, well, now you're top two in Milwaukee's like in the argument for the best two in the NBA. OK, that's that's really what this league has been about now post the teens decade where it was the arms race for your top three. It's you look around the league, you go, OK, who's got the two best? Like, let's come up with the five teams who have the two best. And with Lillard and Giannis, that's like a whole nother level. So when I was looking at it, it's like Lillard compared to Drew, you know, Drew is not somebody you're expecting to break down a defense off the dribble. Right. Oh, we're stuck into the shot clock, like make something happen where Lillard can literally do anything right in the final second of the shot clock and still you feel like it's still a decent look. So that part of it's a huge upgrade. But he's number three to four as far as an offensive option. He also and I don't know, this is just me talking out loud as I thought about the trade. It's pretty clear that when Boston's offense gets into trouble in the playoffs, like Tatum and Brown haven't figured out a way to kind of unlock it other than just like I can already picture my head like I know what the Tatum move is going to be. I already know what the Jaylen Brown move is going to be. And I don't know if Smart was able to make their life easier with the playmaking. And then sometimes I even think Smart would go like, well, if you guys are going to screw around, like I might just I might just be green light on this possession. I don't think Drew necessarily plays that way. So, you know, it's probably silly for me to think that like Drew is going to be the Steve Nash type who comes in and sets up all these great late playoff possessions. But there may be something in lessening the burden of those guys feeling that they have to do or defaulting to just forcing the issue as much as they do in the playoffs. I like how much ball handling they have, to your point, because they were talking about experimenting a little bit more with Tatum as a point forward this year, which makes me nervous a little bit just because, you know, he's six foot nine. I'm not sure that's the best use of him, but they seem pretty adamant. Like we feel like he could be a little bit more of a creator. And then you think White can do that. To me, White is the key to this season now, because if, you know, other than the Porzingis health thing, which I almost I'm going to knock on wood, but part of the reason they made all this movement and they got rid of Brogdon and Smart was I think they really wanted to push White to be the lead ball handler for them and a creator. And there's some unbelievable pick and roll stats with him. And just if certain people set him a pick in the way, even in the Miami series, he was one of the only guys who could create offense. So I think they have that plus they have Drew. And the reality is for Drew, this is this might be the deepest offensive team he's been on. Right. When you think back to like it was on some pretty weird Philly teams and some pretty weird New Orleans teams, and even when Milwaukee was at its best, it was really just Giannis, Middleton and Drew. And that was it. This is there's more shooting and playmaking around him than I think we've seen. Maybe it'll be a slight upgrade on the flip side. He doesn't have Giannis, who was the second best player of the century, probably, but I like the spot for him. It seemed like he really wanted to go to a contending team and I don't really know who they were competing against because for reading through some of the reports, it just seemed like Philly. I don't even know what the trade was for them. Portland wanted at least one piece back, probably two that they could do their keeper package. They wanted picks back. Golden State wasn't even in it. And it didn't seem like OKC ever threw their hat in the ring, which I was shocked by because I felt like OKC was the sleeping giant of this whole thing with Dort and some picks and just say, fuck it, let's let's see if we can be really good this year. So it seemed like it was down to Boston. The Clippers, they just had more assets. I don't know if Portland keeps Rob. He's on a good contract. They already have Ayton. My guess is that they're probably spinning him. Does it make sense that both of those guys? My sense is they're going to try it out, you know, but, you know, the thing with Rob is like, if you think he's an awesome defensive player that's just out there, like he's awesome when he's used a certain way. And once Boston unlocked that two years ago, where they stuck him on a non shooting big and then you could see other teams adapt to it, it's like, well, let's stop giving them an out where Rob can just roam off of this dude that's not a shooting threat, because I think that, you know, this is just going to turn into like now that he's not here. But I mean, have you listened to us talk about Rob Williams at all last couple of years? He you know, I don't I don't think he's I know what the defensive metrics are. I know the on off stuff. It's a big reason why I think the analytics models always love Boston. Like sometimes you look at him and be like, hey, I think this team's good, but like these numbers are overwhelming. This is like, yeah, it's it's so far like as if there's this huge gap between Boston and everybody else, which I never really felt going back these last two years. But you're if Chauncey Billups and you think like, OK, Rob Williams is going to go out there and like wreak havoc, it's like, well, he has to be used a certain way. So maybe they feel like that's in defensive support to Aiten. And with Aiten, you know, I have I'm not quite sure what to expect. Well, this is the one thing he's probably going to put up huge numbers because he's not going to have older dudes that have a higher status in the league that go, I'm sick of passing it to you. So he's probably going to get more touches. We'll probably see like early Aiten numbers and like twenty to ten for the first six weeks of the season. Yeah, I'm with you. Yeah. Like he'll he'll he'll put up some big numbers there. But, you know, defensively, it's really about his competitiveness because there were times I think going back two years ago when we were thinking about him with that run of the Suns, the finals, you're like, look at this guy. Like he can switch out on the smaller players. You can rotate. But it's all about the way he's wired. And I think long term, unfortunately, like we already kind of know the answer there. Like I don't think all of a sudden now you start playing with some fierceness after being in the league this long. So he was the fifth option on that team and there seemed to be real resentment toward him in that whole Phoenix culture of like, why doesn't he just realize we don't need his offense? We need him to basically rebound and block shots and crash the offensive boards. I think his attitude was probably twenty five years old. I want to be the best player I can be. I already went to a finals. I don't that's not I think I could do more than that. So I don't I don't think anyone was necessarily wrong. As I said, on my Thursday pot, I just hated the trade for Phoenix. I just thought they got the poopoo platter back. You know, they got some some some spare ribs back and a couple of egg rolls and and that's it. But they did not get an entree back. And I think he's an entree on the right team, whether he's a guy that made sense for them. I don't know. But I know that they didn't get a good haul for him. I think Rob, for his contract, for what his talents are, is a really intriguing piece for them or for another team, because you could trade for him. And it's not like a daunting salary. Right. I think he's in what is what is it, like 15 a year or something like that? No, it's a really good. Yeah. I mean, it was a really low cost extension and he's still a pretty young guy. Yes, so.
Fresh "Derek" from BTV Simulcast
"All the March way back and this is a level that basically shows skittishness in the market. The levels actually may not March to be clear with the VIX hitting 20 .8 think other the thing I want to get to is particularly around some of the bond moves that we've been seeing because bond are traders targeting treasury tenure yields above 5 % within weeks to start on the terminal. It tells little you bit a more about the technical level for the US long treasury it's around 20 your oversold line is at 30 but traders have bought a number of bearish is for new risk as the treasury market extended its sell -off most of the options has been in November and December in terms of the expiry's at BNP Paribas. They're staying year -end target you're going to be seeing 4 .3 % for tenure yields. The other thing I'm looking at is the energy equation Brent crude specifically since September 1 a story of volatility OPEC plus keeps talking about their goal of achieving market stability this goes against their mandate and the and see the joint monitoring committee is going to convene later Wednesday delegates are not expecting any change in terms of policy but nonetheless it's a chance for them to look at their numbers because they keep saying that the other data from the IEA and a few other outlets are to be taken with a grain of salt we'll see whether they will give any further guidance on that front this is a Brent over 24 days what a ride I it's want to get been I to want some of the action unfolding in Asia more broadly ever along is in our Singapore studio ever how negative has the bleed been today it's absolutely bad in the markets in the region as investors take their cue from the weakness in u .s stocks as well as treasuries the MSCI Asia Pacific headed towards technical correction South Korea markets back from a long break and the KOSPI slumped as much as 2 .3 % leading the losses in the region today the Nikkei also headed for a fifth day of pain now we are seeing how that higher for longer narrative is affecting not just stock markets but also the Japanese currency jolted by that US jobs unexpectedly openings data rising let's take a look at how the yen fed overnight that was at it one was point during New York trade actually reaching the 150 level and it within matter a of seconds move back down to 147 against the greenback so this sparked the speculation that there was intervention Japanese officials perhaps stepped in to intervene but the top currency official show in the country has so far declined to confirm if they have indeed stepped in to prop up the yen we are seeing some commentary from not just the Japanese officials but also those in in South Korea and Taiwan saying that they will step in to stabilize FX if necessary commentary not just from these central bankers but also those in Southeast Asia from Malaysia Indonesia Asia and Thailand certainly the big moves in the FX space drawing the attention is not just of traders but also Yusef central bankers thank you very much for the roundup but we'll get back to you later on in the program I I want to return to one of our top stories and that is Kevin McCarthy he's been toppled as the US House Speaker by dissidents within within his own party ending his tumultuous nine months in the job and sending a fractious Congress aggressive for this array I believe I can continue to fight maybe in a different manner will not run for speaker again I'll have the conference pick somebody out to Bloomberg's Derek Wahlbank for a bit more perspective Derek there was a little bit of thinking a out there that he might survive for a bit but the tables turned rather quickly in the I know you know Yusef we're talking about Kevin McCarthy faced a decision on the spending bill where he knew that if he put forward the compromise that all that always always had the votes to pass that he would risk a a rise up from his right flank that's eventually what he did and that's exactly what happened in return in the end McCarthy did not have the votes to stay as House Speaker it was a very small group of Republicans joining all democrats in opposition now this is like most parliamentary systems systems anywhere around the world right you know that the the leader serves at the pleasure of the majority of the house and if the majority of the house no longer backs you you no longer have the confidence of the house and that's that's exactly what happened to McCarthy there was some talk and some noise about whether or not democrats could would have or should have come to his aid and save them but there has been a lot bridge democrats have been quite angry with McCarthy some don't trust him to keep his word on on certain things that others say that they're not really thrilled with the way that that some of the moves moves against president joe biden have gone at and and basically there just wasn't a lot of goodwill will there so the party opposite was not really uh... in in a mood to go and try and stick their necks out for for mccarthy in the end he had a razor sharp majority of about four and when you have a very small majority and part of the deal to get in was to to make it easier to let people get rid of you ultimately that's exactly what happened the record thank you for running us through some of the media implications uh... tumultuous hours few for sure derek wall back there in singapore when i get to the important economic news of the moment the u .s. job openings that unexpectedly increase in the month of august fueled by a surge in white collar postings and highlighting durability of the labor market bloomberg still these are some of the stuff from hong kong so for anybody it hoping to see weakness continuing to mount in the u .s. economy still probably wrong yes he said i think that at this point this is again one of those indicators showing that resilience of the labor market here you had hiring edging up layouts remaining low i want to point to that quits rate so this is the number of people proportionally who are voluntarily leaving their jobs looking for other jobs is still at twenty twenty levels of being very low indicating that i'm you know there's not a whole lot of optimism even if you quit your job i'm you know going up against this really competitive market uh... i think at this point what we're looking at you safe is on you know it look this is this is one indicator it's it's a very unexpected indicator these estimates were topping everything that we were saying among economists surveyed by bloomberg so you know obviously there's more to come in terms of charting out the fed's policy as we go forward but i think coupled a with lot of the chat we've heard recently about rates being higher for longer this debate over whether there's going to be one more interest by the end of the year this is uh... certainly uh... i think it's over adding to that that pressure that idea that the really cooled off joe i thank you very much for the deeper and layer us as the central thesis in hong kong the third elements that were watching file the of infamous individual now that is uh... sandbank and free that this is him against the u s in terms of uh... the illegal implications of the been almost a year after collapse the of the f t x crypto exchange that he co -founded bloomberg that bankman sam frees trial began in federal court here in manhattan on tuesday worries he is facing seven charges related to fraud and money laundering the trial proceedings began with jury selection multiple pools of jurors were evaluated for any bias so that they ultimately can decide his feet here sam bankman
A highlight from A Dame Trade Deep Dive With Ben Thompson, Plus Seth Meyers and Million-Dollar Picks
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We did the big chill. It was very, very exciting. I have Kyle Brandt coming on Monday's podcast. I'm just gonna tell you the movie now because it is gonna be the best moment of your weekend if you spent two hours watching this classic. We're doing Toy Soldiers. It really brings everything possible to the table. So if you wanna watch it ahead of time, there it is. That podcast is going up Monday night. If you wanna hear stuff about the debate, we have Tara Paul and Mary's podcast, Somebody's Gotta Win. That reacted to it as well as the press box with Brian Curtis and David Shoemaker. So there you go. Our debate coverage has been on point. Also, higher learning. Van and Rachel had Larry Elder on this weekend. It made a lot of noise, man. That podcast is great. I hope you check that out as well. Hope you're checking out theringer .com. And on this podcast, gonna talk about the dame trade at the top. We're gonna bring in Ben Thompson from the Techery newsletter, which he's been on this podcast I think four weeks ago. And he's a huge Bucks fan. He's gonna give the Bucks fan side of things. We're gonna do million dollar picks. And then old friend Seth Meyers talking about a whole bunch of stuff. So really good podcast. It's all next. First, our friends from Pro Jam. What's up? All right, I'm taping this on Thursday afternoon. Normally when there's a big MBA trade, I always do the emergency trade reaction right after the podcast. But we just put up a podcast on Tuesday. So I decided to play it a little differently this time. I wanted a little distance, I wanted to listen to stuff, read stuff, and try to form some big picture opinions coming out of this. So I have four smaller ones, then one big one. First one, I thought Portland did an incredible job with this trade. I really liked this trade, especially everyone was trying to bully them in June and July about, oh, you got to take Miami's offer. You just got to. It's where he wants to go. It's the only offer you're going to get. And guess what? They waited. They played it perfectly. They stared Miami down, and they got a much better deal. First of all, they get the Drew Holiday piece that they can flip into a bunch out of their stuff, which we'll talk about in one second. I love the DeAndre Ayton gamble. As you know, on this podcast, I am a big DeAndre Ayton guy. Not in the sense of I'm the biggest fan of his in the world, but I'm a fan of the asset. I just think I love the valued assets, no matter what it is. Whatever market we're talking about, DeAndre Ayton, 18 and 10 for his career, 60 % field goals percentage, 25 years old. He's played in 45 playoff games. He played four rounds in the 2021 finals. Last year, he got his ass kicked by Jokic. Oh, sorry. Like, that never happens. And Phoenix just sold on him, which I can't wait to talk about. But just from a Portland standpoint, they not only get Ayton in whatever they get for holiday, they get the 29 first, they get the two swaps, and they dump Nurkic. Nurkic hasn't had a healthy start to finish all the way through the playoffs here since 2018, which I'm positive was a long time ago. He's basically 12 and 8. He's, you know, a 50 % shooter. I made a list of the top 30 centers. I encourage you to do this at home, because what's more fun than making lists of NBA centers? I can't imagine anything. I made a list of who I thought were the best assets of the center position for talent, contract, everything. He was 29th on my list. The only person I had ahead of him who's technically a starter, unless you start talking about the Detroit or Charlotte guys, was Zubats on the Clippers. I thought he was the 29th best center asset in the league. And Phoenix, you know, just quickly to go to them, they're trying to win this year. They got worse. They turned Ayton's money into Nurkic and Grayson Allen and Nasir Little. Grayson Allen, we already know with him, he can't play in playoff series. We saw him 22. We saw it last year. I heard and read in some places like that, I got two rotation players. Did they? Is Nurkic a playoff rotation player? Is Grayson Allen a playoff rotation player? Because I'm positive he's not. So for the same money that they were spending on Ayton, they got three guys that I don't think are going to help them. In 25, the money comes down a little bit to 23 million just for Nurkic and Little, which is 7 million less than Ayton. And then in 26, that money goes up to 25 .5. But I don't understand what Phoenix was doing. Why not wait to see if Ayton clicks with Vogel? Vogel has such a good history with centers. He rejuvenated Dwight Howard on the 2020 Lakers. He basically created Roy Hibbert's career in 2013 with the defense verticality thing. I thought he was going to do a good job with Ayton. I'm stunned that they gave up on him. I'm almost waiting for one of those, now they tell us stories when, you know, that's where Brian Curtis calls them, where like a week after something happens, there's this kind of notebook dump where it's like, here's seven terrible DeAndre Ayton stories. So maybe that'll happen. But for Phoenix just to be like, cool, we locked this down, man. We got Nurkic. You're trying to win the title. You have KD and Booker and Beal. And like, what are you guys doing? Anyway, from Portland's standpoint, I love the Ayton thing. I love that they didn't get bullied. And I know they're going to turn Drew Holliday into something. So this to me was at least an A minus for them, for where they were two months ago, where Dave's like, I want to go to Miami. That's it. And if you don't trade me there, that's kind of fucked up. And they made this work as it got reported that, uh, I think in the athletic, that he expanded his list to Brooklyn and to Milwaukee in the last two weeks. And that's what Portland was waiting on. You know, they were banking on the fact that he's a competitive dude. He's one of the best 75 pairs ever. He wanted a situation settled. So, you know, you wait, you wait, you wait, they expand the list and then you go. Uh, there's a Drew Holliday piece to this. That's awesome. He becomes a contender prize. I wouldn't call this a Drew Holliday sweepstakes. I reserved sweepstakes for the superstars, but it's a mini sweepstakes. This is somebody that could have a huge impact on the playoff race. You know, not only the usual suspects, everybody's talking about Boston, ironically, Miami is a really good fit for him. And in some ways, um, I'm a little more scared of them with Miami than Dame in some ways, especially at a much cheaper contract with giving up less and keeping some of their assets. Philly, if they could pull it off, they have to be in there in Golden State, Minnesota. I think I have to mention Sacramento, I think is a team that if they could figure out how to get Drew without giving up their core, which is basically Keegan Murray and Sabonis and Fox, like that's, you know, could Davion Mitchell be in that trade with some, with a salary and some picks, who knows. The team that I love for Drew Holliday is OKC. I have OKC, you know, I started doing my MBA research for the over -under spot and I haven't landed on a number for them yet, but to me, they feel like a high forties team with Chet and with the growth of their young guys. And if you just like, let's say they traded Lou Dort and a bunch of their picks, maybe two firsts and two of their lesser picks or three firsts and a second, whatever it is. And they just say, fuck it. And they get Drew and you put him with Giddy and SGA and Jalen fucking awesome Williams and Chet Holmgren and all these other dudes they have, that might be a top three team in the West. I mean, that, that's starting to give me some early 2010s OKC vibes. So where he goes is going to be important. I just feel like there was so much Drew Holliday slander the last couple of days. You know, he's one of my favorite players. Even Haralabob, who was the chairman of the board of the Drew Holliday fan club for years and would have the benefit dinners there and, you know, just did a lot of yeoman's work on that front. And even he was like, yeah, yeah, Dame's better than Drew. That trade makes sense for Milwaukee. I was hurt, Haralabob. I was 100 % hurt by that. But you know, Drew got his ass kicked by Jimmy Butler in the playoffs last year. I get it. It happens. Jimmy was unbelievable. I feel like he would have kicked anybody's ass. By the way, why is Drew Holliday guarding Jimmy Butler? That speaks more to some of the issues with Milwaukee. He was never supposed to be a point guard and a creator. I think he was always better as an off -the -ball guy. We saw that with Rondo and New Orleans and just in general. I want to see him with a point guard. I want to see him just being unleashed, not having the ball a lot, just worrying about hitting threes, being an occasional, you know, make -shit -happen guy and being like the third or fourth best guy on a team without having the offensive responsibility to have. All their half court issues got blamed on him for the last couple of years. And I get it. They weren't like an awesome half -court team, even the other one in the finals, but I really value that dude. I had him, even I did the trade value list in August and I had him 37th and I had Dame 23rd. I think he's one of the best 30 players in the league still. He's 33 years old, which, you know, I'm going to talk in a second about when guards hit their mid -30s, but just in general, I think he's a real asset. If he goes to a team like the Celtics and they can keep Derek White and Tatum and Brown in the center, it's like, look out, man. So little mini sweepstakes, rarely do we get the trade, but then we still get another asset to talk about. Thank you for everyone involved in the trade. And then the fourth small point is just that, you know, not rocket science, Milwaukee bought some Giannis time here. They have one of the best 20 players of all time. They were staring down the barrel of a situation that was not good. I was talking about it on this podcast in late June and early July. I thought he was going to put them on the clock. I thought Mark Lasry selling his stake was a really bad sign for all of this because that dude is smart. As I laid out in June, that guy is really smart. And if he's feeling like, you know what, it's time for me to sell my buck stock, that makes me nervous. And then all the stuff that Giannis said and did, which I thought he did really fairly and really smartly. And I think that dude's about titles and that's it. And I know we say that about players, but I think in his case, I don't think he cares about, you know, what's my legacy, how do I compare against Dirk DeWhisky, any of that stuff. I just think he wants more rings. I mean, think about the guys who have won two rings out of the best 35 guys on my list of my pyramid. Those are all guys in my top 35 that won multiple wings. You go to the one -ring side, Jerry West, Oscar, Moses, Dirk, Jokic, Giannis, Pettit, Garnett, Kawhi, Rick Barry. That's the list he's on now. I certainly don't think he's looking at that list going, I got to get away from these guys, but it's a slightly different list. I think when you win multiple rings in multiple situations, it elevates you in a certain way. I think he fundamentally understands that at least a little bit. I want to be the best player since LeBron James. I think that's a thing that he wants. How am I going to do that? I need more rings. I need more finals trips. He knew from last year and maybe even the Boston series that they just weren't good enough. Whether this trade is going to be the thing that propels them, we'll find out, but he's been in the league 10 years, two MVPs, five first teams, two second teams, and now we have this little two -year window. Kawhi and the Raptors was a one -year window. This is a two -year window, I feel like. With Giannis, he's got two years left in his deals. So does Lopez. Middleton has two in a player option. Dame's got two, and then this crazy $120 million player option extension thingy that he has that just keeps going and going. It's probably two years. There's a world where this could go terribly this season, at least for what the expectations are, and then maybe it becomes Kawhi, Raptors. Maybe Giannis is like, you know what? That didn't work. Trade me. And the Bucks, who have no picks left and no future, they look at it next summer, and they go, all right. We tried it. Giannis, what can we get for you? Dame, what can we get? And they just do a reboot, rehaul. Remember, they won in 2021, which just takes so much pressure out of this. It's so much different than the Clippers situation, where they went all in on Kawhi and Paul George. They give up all those picks and SGA, and they've gotten nothing out of it. They haven't even made the finals. So it's got to happen. I think they at least probably have to make the finals. If they get bounced in round two, do I think Giannis is going to stay because they made this Dame -Mower trade? Probably not. So that leads to the big question, is how good of a trade was this? So there's a big picture angle on Dame, and it's going to sound negative, but I really don't want it to sound negative because I think Dame, I voted for him for NBA Top 75. I think he's been one of the best guards in the last 15 years. I think there's a ton of great things you can say, and there's a chance that he goes to Milwaukee, and this thing is fucking awesome. I know any Celtic fan I've talked to, including Isaiah, who's helping produce this podcast today, the Giannis -Dame pick and roll is just terrifying. Other than Jokic and Murray, it's going to be the single most unstoppable offensive play in the league. It is. We are conceding that point. The spot Dame is in right now, big picture -wise, it's weird. He's a superstar, but he's not, and we've seen guys like this before. I judge superstars by, do you have the resume statistically, and is your team succeeding consistently at a certain level? You can't totally say that about Dame. He's never been on a 55 -win team. He's missed the playoffs completely four times in 11 years. He said three first -round exits. He made the Final Four once in 2019, which was really lucky because Golden State and Houston were the two best teams, and then they got smoked. He's never been on a true contender ever. Instinctively, you go, well, that's not his fault. Who's he played with? Well, he played with LaMarcus Aldridge and CJ McCollum and a couple other guys, but not really anybody. The reason I'm putting this up is there's a success element that he has not had yet that for somebody with his resume is actually kind of unusual. I went and I looked up how many guards in the history of the league averaged 22 points a game for their career and played at least 700 games. I thought the list would be like 20. I didn't know. I didn't know what I was walking into. Only I think 75 guys have averaged 22 a game. So I went and I looked up the list, and it was 10 guys, 700 games, 22 a game for their career. There were some guys who came close like David Thompson, who I think is one of the best guards I've seen in the last 45 years, but had a short career and had some drug issues. He didn't make it. He didn't play enough games. Pete Maravich, 24 .2 points a game, but he didn't play enough games. Kyrie hasn't played enough games yet. Bradley Beale is five games away. I'm actually kind of glad the cutoff's at 700 so we don't have to talk about him. And then Mitchell and Trey Young aren't there yet. There's only 10 guys that made it, and the 10 guys are all fucking awesome. And again, I mentioned this in the context of Dame, who we think he is versus the success he's had. So the 10 guys, Michael Jordan, 30 .1, Jerry West, 27 .1, Allen Averson, 26 .7, George Gervin, 26 .2, Oscar Robertson, 25 .7, Kobe, 25 .0, Harden, 24 .7, Curry, 24 .6, Wade, 22, barely made it, and Russ, 22 .4, and then Dame is at 25 again. All right, what does he not have that those other guys have? Well, MJ, don't need to talk about him. Don't need to talk about Jerry West, who's the freaking logo. Allen Averson, pretty good comparison, right? Big stats, really memorable player, but not a ton of success. Here's the difference. Averson made the finals once. He won an MVP. Dame has done neither of those things. George Gervin was the best scoring guard of the 70s. He made two final fours. He had some bad luck. He really, in 79, really should have came close. And some of it's on him, right? He could have come through. Bobby Dandridge is the one that ended up coming through for the Bullets. They lose. But two final fours, he had four top five MVP finishes, five first teams, four second teams. He was just unassailably the best guard in the league until MJ. Oscar Robertson, don't need to go through him, but he won a ring and an MVP. Kobe, five rings and an MVP. Eleven first teams for Kobe, by the way. James Harden, three final fours, an MVP, six top five MVP finishes, six first team MBAs. And even though Harden has never made the finals as the best guy, he made it with OKC as the sixth man, you could build a contender around Harden. We saw it. We haven't really seen it with Dame. I think that's a fair thing to bring up. Curry, four rings, two MVPs, you know, the Curry thing. Dwayne Wade, three rings, two top five MVPs, two first teams, three second teams. He's more in the Dame waters a little bit, but he had the 2006 finals and he was the second best guy with LeBron on those heat teams. And then Westbrook, who you would say, well, Dame had a better career than Westbrook. Did he? Westbrook made the finals in 2012. He was second best guy on that team. Almost made the finals in 2016. He won an MVP. He had two first teams and five second teams. It's at least like a real argument. And I think when you look at Dame, he only had that one 2019 round three, got bounced. He's only had one top five MVP finish. He's only had one first team MBA and four second team MBAs. Really, really good top 75 career. But the piece that's missing is, have you been on a really good team? Have you made a real run at it? Which is why, you know, I think this Milwaukee trade is so much fun. This is his real chance. I get nervous about a couple things with this trade. One is that, you know, if you look at the 33 and older guards who average 22 points a game in a season. Jordan did it twice. Curry did it twice. Still going. Kobe did it three times. Jerry West twice. Sam Jones once. Hal Greer once. That's the entire list. Now the NBA is different. We have more three -pointers now. It's easier to score. Scoring is the easiest it's ever been. Guys can play at a longer age. So I'm not ruling out Dane being good for the next three years. But just pointing out, history is saying, be a little nervous. In general with guards, like Chris Paul, we saw from age 35 to 36 to 37, like it just dropped. But that's two years older than Dane. Maybe it's fine. I just worry about guards. We have not a lot of instances with guards in their mid -30s of them either peaking as players or being able to sustain whatever success they had during their prime. It always starts to go down with really no exceptions, except for Steph Curry. He's the only non -exception. So if your case is Dane's as good as Steph Curry, or Dane can be as potent as Steph Curry on a winning team, like, you know, Steph Curry is better than Dane, but I'm not going to argue that he couldn't do a lot of the stuff that Curry did in Golden State. The bigger issue for me, the age I'm definitely worried about. Dane has not been healthy the last couple of years, and we have not seen him play nine straight months at playoff basketball with a big bullseye on his back. Everybody coming after you, you're the best team. We haven't seen him do that ever, much less than the last couple of seasons. So can he stay up? Can he stay healthy? That's one thing. The defense with Dane just got kind of swept under the rug the last couple days, and I don't really understand it because there's five categories of defensive player I feel like. There's excellent, there's good, there's average, there's not so good, and then there's bad. And I think Dane's a bad defender. I think the stats back it up. Like, his defensive rating last year was 245 out of the guards. He's the 245th guard for defensive rating. You know, 117 .4 individual defensive rating is 483 overall. Portland's team's always defensively, it was the Achilles heel for them. Partly because of Dane, because he couldn't guard anybody. He's too small. And, you know, think about what we saw from the playoffs the last couple years. I think about the 2020 bubble Celtics playoffs, not infrequently, because I think that team had a chance to potentially win a title. What happened? Everyone hunted Kemba Walker. It was hunting season. It's like, where is he? Got to get a switch. Got to get Kemba Walker guarding somebody who's bigger, or got to beat him off the dribble, and it just became a hunt session with him. And basically, he got played out of the league. He's not in the league anymore. You know, we had this with Isaiah Thomas, too, in the mid -2010s. I think it's been an issue with Kyrie Irving. The Celtics certainly went at him in the playoff series with Brooklyn a couple years ago. Curry, you saw, who I think is a better defender than people give him credit for, but the And he's a much better defender than Dame is. Jordan Poole is somebody that got hunted in playoff series recently. Chris Paul, obviously, is a big one. Jalen Brunson, remember what the Heat did to him? Mitchell, when he was on Utah, this was a huge issue. And then Trae Young, obviously. My fear with Dame is he's a DH, and I think in Portland, part of the reasons he was able to put up the stats he did was because he wasn't playing defense, right? It was just, how many points can I score? My team isn't very good, and I'm just going to do my thing. He's an incredible offensive player. But how much of a trade -off is the defense, right? Well, you think, all right, well, Milwaukee, they're really good defensively. They'll be able to protect him. Here's the team. Giannis, Dame, Lopez, Portis, Middleton, Conaton, Beauchamp, Crowder. Who's guarding Trae Young on this team? Who's guarding Jason Tatum? Here's a partial list of guys that I don't think this team will be able to guard this season. Devin Booker, Tatum, Butler, Trae Young, Kyrie, Curry. Who's going to be chasing Curry around the screens? Dame lowered? Good luck. SGA, Luca, Mitchell, Murray, Edwards, Brunson, Ja, Garland, Fox, Halburn. Are they going to be able to cover Derek White? I don't know. The way this team is constructed, they are not going to have the ability to guard other guards at all, which means they're just going to have to be in a shooting match with them, right? It's going to be not much different than what's going to happen with Phoenix, where they're just literally going to have to outscore the other team. I've just watched too much playoff basketball over the last couple years, where it's like, if you have that weak link on defense, and you're playing a team that's smart enough, they're going to go after that weak link. Like, think about them against the Lakers, right? The Lakers figure their crunch time. Let's say they make the finals. It's Milwaukee and the Lakers, and Lakers crunch time. They're going to have LeBron and Davis and Austin Reeves and, I don't know, a shooter and a point guard, whatever. All they're going to be doing is trying to find where Dame is on the court and going after him. What about when they play Boston? Boston puts out White and Brogdon and Tatum and Brown and a center, and all they're going to be doing is trying to make sure Dame is covering somebody who has the ball who's now torturing him. I think it's a real problem for them. And what's funny is they gave up Drew's defense and, you know, they, what they gave up on defense, which is significant, and they gained an offense, it might end up just being a wash and they might just be a different version of the same team where they still have a huge flaw. It's just on the other end of the court. I'm just shocked that nobody brought up the defense. I agree he's an amazing offensive player and what's cool about this trade and what I'm excited about as a basketball fan is, can he go up a level? Right? A lot of these stats he put up, especially the last couple years. They didn't mean anything. They were, he was on bad teams. Like, who cares? Ultimately, Bradley Beal scored 30 points a game on the Wizards. Who cares? I think most really good offensive players, if they're on a bad team, can get between 25 and 30 a night. Can you do it nine months in a row? Can you do it when you're getting hunted on defense all over the place? How much can Milwaukee protect him? And what does he have in the tank at age 33 with 900 plus games on the O 'Dominor already? I'm still afraid of the Bucks, but people have, like, FanDuel had them as best odds in basketball and I think most people feel like they're the favorite now. I don't feel like there's a favorite. I think you can go through every team. Boston, I could, I'm scared of Porzingis. What's going to happen with Jalen Brown out there? He has contracts. Can Peyton Pritchard, all these different things. Philly, God only knows. Miami, they're unquestionably worse. Yeah, Milwaukee is going to be really good, but depending where Holiday lands and how this all plays out, I just think it's still wide open. And the other piece, so if you're just talking Boston, Miami, Tatum kills Milwaukee. I have no idea why. Boston is kind of built to at least stay with Dame and, you know, Derek White is about as good of a person you're going to have to try to keep Dame in check, at least. And Boston's done a really good job of guarding Giannis over the years. They don't have Grant Williams this year, but I just don't think, I think there's as many ways this goes wrong as it goes right, I guess would be my final thought on this because for what they gave up, especially with that 29 unprotected and the two swaps and, you know, they are all in on this team. And you know my theory, when you go all in on a team, you better think you can win. Not positive, but it's an awesome trade. It really is. It makes the league so much more fun. Dame and Giannis together. I'm going to enjoy watching Portland. I still have my eating stock. Watching Phoenix fans slowly realize that Derkiszna isn't the answer is going to be fun and then we'll see where Drew Holliday goes. So really fun trade. We're going to talk about it a little bit more with Die Hard Bucks fan, Ben Thompson in one second. Let's take a break.
Fresh update on "derek" discussed on Afternoon News with Tom Glasgow and Elisa Jaffe
"Is he a cryptocurrency guru or a financial scammer? That's the question before a federal jury in Manhattan hearing the first of two cases against FTX founder Sam Bankman freed today. ABC's Derek Dennis is joining us on the Northwest News line, and I think the whole concept of cryptocurrency can be pretty complicated, even more so than traditional financial records. So I'm wondering how they went about screening this jury pool to make sure they have the right people to take this on. Well, right. I mean, the potential jurors were asked a number of questions. First of all, the court needs to decide on 12 jurors and six alternates before opening arguments or opening statements can begin against Sam Bankman freed. And they're asking all kinds of questions, including they ever heard of him before, whether they have any investments in cryptocurrency. And what do they think about the cryptocurrency exchange overall? That's just to gauge their thoughts on where they might fall in of terms guilt or innocence against Sam Bankman freed. You mentioned, is he a guru or is he a scammer? Oh, that's what the court is going to have to decide. But we know that his cryptocurrency exchange, FTX, failed spectacularly taking with it $8 billion in investor money, money that Sam Sam Bankman Freed said was at risk anyway by the very nature of the cryptocurrency exchange and that he himself was a victim victim of the downturn in the economy and in the market. So it is complicated. prosecutors will have to really make their arguments that Sam Bankman Freed intentionally built customers out of their money or his defense might claim that, you know, he was just a victim along with everyone else. So what do they accuse Bankman Freed of doing with some of that missing money? I mean, it didn't all just fade into thin air, right? Well, no part of it went to fund his lavish lifestyle, which he was known for, also but the allegation is that he spent $100 million to make campaign contributions for the 2022 midterm elections. And so there's a political hinge here that Sam Bankman Freed is accused of using investor money to fund some of these candidates in the midterms in 2022. So that's part of the allegations against him. And of course, his attorneys arguing that may he have taken on too much risk, but it was a mistake, not a crime. Do you think Bankman Freed is going to take this stand to try to his make case? That's the big question. Will he try to defend himself on the witness stand? It's 50 -50 at this point, but many people will be watching it. The other big question is intent. Did Sam Bankman Freed deliberately deceive investors and customers? That's the big question here as well. And that's what jurors will have to parse through them during the course of this trial jury selection today. Opening statements could start as early as tomorrow. ABC's Derek Dennis on the Northwest News Line. In San Francisco, police are investigating after a woman became trapped under an autonomous taxi last night. Firefighters had use to the jaws of life to get the woman out from under the crew's self -driving taxi. The victim was hit by another car was that driven by a human. Police say she was launched and landed in front of the crew's autonomous car and became trapped underneath without a driver. Rescuers had to figure out how to get her out. San Francisco police officer Robert says they're trying to understand how it happened. Crews says its car worked as as designed and started braking before impact. Police say such a serious crash involving an autonomous car a first is for them. Alex Stone, ABC News. Northwest News Time 639 and we're talking soccer Bill with Swartz next. For months now you've been hearing all about the employee retention tax credits. The so -called ERC experts are on TV. They're flooding you with calls. They're stuffing your inbox with emails. They say all the right things and they talk about huge refunds. This is Brian Calvert and for months now I've been telling you about ERC .com. experts Why do I recommend this group and why have I done so all this time? After talking with the owner of JWC the ERTC advisory CPA, the folks behind seattletaxcredits .com, it's clear to me these people legit.
Rep. Troy Nehls: Garland, Wray Will Do Everything to Cover Biden
"Willing to stop arresting political opponents and going full commie. So, until that point, we need more people willing to, cause it's radio, bust us bells if you know what I mean. We need bell busters. And you seem like one of them and I like that. So, this hearing is happening with Derek Farland the other day, otherwise known as Merrick Garland, and you were having none of this. You just sliced into this guy. This guy I think makes Eric Holder know what I mean? I'm a legitimate attorney general. This guy is the most corrupt person I in that office in my life. And I was glad you didn't get interrupted when you were calling him out. Your thoughts on the status of the Justice Department under Garland? Well, thank you. It's a great question and we I all know think the American people are figuring this out that there is that. We talk about the two -tier justice system, the justice system under Garland and even the FBI Director Wray that will do everything to provide that cover for the crime family named Biden and then what you're asking and what they've done to Donald Trump over the past several years. So no, there is a two -tier justice system. I guess I am one of those bell busters and I know that you served in NYPD for years. I'm a 30 -year lawman myself. I was a chair of a large county in Texas. So I just call it the way it is. I'm authentic and I think I think people appreciate it, but AG Garland, you know, you get five minutes and you want to seize that that moment sees that opportunity. I didn't give him a lot of time to answer the questions that I had for him because I knew I would just get nothing but delay tactics and lies. So I answered the questions to him, but he did the video, the video of Joe Biden up there talking about firing Viktor Shokin, the prosecutor, or Ukraine and get the one billion dollars to me. That is bribery. The quid
Fresh "Derek" from News and Perspective with Tom Hutyler
"180th and Renton again near Willis Street and then it's filling in as you head south of Algona towards 24th and Sumner too. You're next northwest traffic at 304. Not a bad looking afternoon. Here's the forecast sponsored by Northwest Crawl Space Services. We will have few a overnight showers as lows drop to the 50s fog tomorrow morning chance of some showers then the afternoon mid 60s with morning fog and afternoon sun Thursday and Friday oh and the weekend looks pretty good sunny and 70s northwest news time 255 downtown temps 62 the powerball lottery just keeps getting and bigger ABC's Derek Dennis reports on what that prize is up to now as if Monday night's eye -popping billion dollar jackpot powerball wasn't enough to get your tickets ready here come tonight's winning numbers
A highlight from "Remy Ma Is A Fool If She Cheated On Papoose"
"Welcome to the Monday edition of Convo Over Cigars. I'm your host Derek Andre Flemming. Let's talk about Remy Ma and Papoose. I'm not mistaken a couple. I read that I think they have been married for 11 years. I think that's correct. Here's what I do know. I do know that Papoose held Remy down when she was in prison. She was incarcerated and here's a man who basically stood by his wife. I don't think that a lot of men would have had the fortitude, the honor, the characteristics to say, you know what, that's my wife. I'm gonna hold her down. I don't care about her bed. She can be gone forever. I'm still gonna be here, not gonna entertain any foolishness, any other females. So I take my hat off to Papoose. My biggest question to women, realistically, is how do you explain a woman who cheats on a man who held her down when she was in prison? He was basically the perfect husband. I think Papoose was the epitome. Well, him and Remy Ma were the epitome of black love. This is what a black couple in love looks like. This is the illustration. So when we're hearing, you know, the recent rumors that she cheated with, you know, the battle rapper, the 25 -year -old, I think a lot of people are surprised. And if I'm being honest, I think it set women back some. I'm not gonna say how many years, but it definitely set women back, because women say, I want a great guy that doesn't cheat, that only has eyes for me, that's not entertaining other women. He's not in other women's DMs. Remy, it seems as though, and again, we're on the outside looking in. My name is Derrick Andre Flemming. I'm your host of Convo Over Cigars, where we give you the latest in news and entertainment. It seemed as if Papoose was invested in his marriage. He was a faithful man. He was loyal. It seems that way. A lot of people say, well, they're celebrities. You don't know what goes on behind closed doors, high -profile people, obviously famous, obviously, you know, they have money, things like that. So you have to factor that in. Obviously, there's a lot of temptation. I just think she dropped the ball. I think Remy fumbled, if this is true, if these latest allegations are true, I think she fumbled the ball and the bag, because I just think women don't really value a man as they used to. A man, a good man, doesn't seem to have the significance that he once did. She's piling around with Fat Joe on a consistent basis when, you know, her husband is Papoose. He's a rapper. Joe's a rapper. Why would you always be with Fat Joe when you're a married woman? See, certain things to me are just out of bounds. Now, we can call a spade a spade or we could turn a blind eye, but the reality is I would have to say that Papoose is going to rebound from this if the allegations are true. Again, you know, Remy, I don't know if she's denied it. I haven't seen anything tangible where she came out and said, I did not cheat on my husband. I haven't seen that. So if anyone has seen that, then I would like you to forward it to me. I haven't seen it. So I'm assuming, since the allegations are true, the same, since the allegations are presumed true, if this is true, she dropped the ball. I mean, I can't explain why you would risk a marriage of 11 years, you know, a good man, a provider. I think they have kids and I haven't, I don't know too much about Remy and Papoose, but I can't help but see the latest topics trending and this is, this is unfortunate that, you know, a man who personifies a great husband, checked in on every level, a great provider, would be cheated on by his spouse after he seemed to be very loyal when she was incarcerated. This was a time of vulnerability for her. She was behind bars Papoose and just kind of played his position. He's still stuck by his wife, so why cheat? I want to hear your thoughts. Email me DerekTalk007 at gmail .com. You guys have been tuned in to another edition of Convo Over Cigars on a Monday. My name is Derek Andre Flemming. Take care, guys.
Fresh update on "derek" discussed on Morning News with Manda Factor and Gregg Hersholt
"Fast water. Bill O 'Neill is at the editors desk among our headlines that we're following today. We're watching what's going on in the House of Representatives as they debating are ahead of a vote to oust Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy. The vote to block that effort failed, which means there probably will be a vote coming up very soon to remove McCarthy as Speaker. President Biden's son pleading not guilty to federal gun charges in Delaware today. Hunter felony Biden firearms faces three charges, including unlawfully possessing a gun as an illegal drug user. The charges come after a prior plea deal that allowed Hunter Biden to enter a diversion program fell apart when a federal judge questioned the agreement. Former Abercrombie and Fitch CEO Mike Jeffries has been accused of sexual charges. Jeffries accused of exploiting men for sex starting in 2009, while he was still running the company until his departure in 2014. I've questioned many times how difficult or what what I could have done if I could have left. According to a new BBC Panorama investigation, the Abercrombie eyes of the dark side of cool. Jeffries and his partner, Matthew Smith, hosted parties in various cities around the world and would use a middleman identified by the BBC as James Jacobson to recruit young men to say. Some of the accusers claim they were misled, never told sex was involved and say they were lured Lord under the guise of modeling opportunities. Others say they understood the parties would be sexual, for the role, but not what they were expected to do. All say they felt pressured into signing non disclosure agreements. admits there wasn't a lot That it was taken away from me immediately after signing it, Jacobson telling the BBC, everyone I came into to contact with who attended these events went in with their eyes wide open. These alleged criminal acts on the behalf of Mr. Jeffries could potentially affect the actual brand and if at any point in time he was on company time utilizing company resources or money it could fall back on the company. This isn't the first time the former CEO has made headlines Under his leadership, Abercrombie and Fitch was the subject of multiple allegations related to a discriminatory and toxic work environment that prompted lawsuits and settlements. Jeffries ultimately stepped as down CEO and the company he once led telling ABC News, we are appalled and disgusted by behavior described in the allegations adding that since being contacted by the BBC we've engaged an outside law firm to conduct an independent investigation into the issues raised the company's current executive team and board of directors were not aware of the allegations of sexual misconduct by Mr. Jeffries. Now ABC News reached out to Mike Jeffries and his partner Matthew Smith neither responded to our requests for comment. That's ABC's Eva Pilgrim reporting. The trial of fallen cryptocurrency CEO Sam Bankman -Fried is underway in New York. Here's ABC's Derek Dennis with an update. The first of two criminal trials against Sam Bankman -Fried starting off with jury news. He was initially hailed a guru then labeled a scammer for allegedly bilking investors and his bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange FTX out of more than 8 billion dollars but the federal government also accuses SBF of using customer funds to make more than 100 million dollars in campaign contributions for the 2022 midterm elections. A conviction on all counts and could at more land than at 100 years in prison he's pleaded not guilty. Derek Dennis ABC News. Northwest News Time 12 50. Time for an update on our money news with our stockcharts .com money data. 20 and 50 passed each hour. 10 minutes to go before the bleeding is done on Wall Street. The Nasdaq is down right by about 2 % 265 points. The S &P 500 and the Dow they've been flirting with one and a half percent just losses below that mark right now though the S &P is down 62 points the Dow is down 143. 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A highlight from "KOUNTRY WAYNE's Netflix Comedy Special Was Not Funny...That's The Truth
"Welcome to another edition of Convo Over Cigars. I'm your host, Derrick Andre Flemming. Um, let's talk about Country Wayne, Wayne Coley. I've always talked about my respect for this man because he comes from humble roots and he's very transparent about that. He talks about, you know, being a dad, you know, raising 10 kids, things like that. You know, just what he's going through in his life. The fact that he was absent of a real father during much of his life. He talks about things like that. And I think that's what makes Country Wayne, Wayne Coley so amazing. But I'm here to basically give an honest review of Country Wayne's Netflix comedy special, A Woman's Prayer. Wayne Coley, the comedian who got his start on Facebook, he recently released a Netflix stand -up comedy special entitled A Woman's Prayer. The stand -up set is about life as a dad of 10. How to know if a woman likes you and why he keeps it real with Jesus. He also talked about his HIV -positive uncle cooking in the kitchen. Wayne has had unparalleled success and has amassed over 8 .3 million followers on Facebook. The 35 -year -old comedian is very transparent about his life struggles and that's what makes him great in my opinion. I also love his catchphrases, Jesus is popping and help is on the way. But the one hour long, something like that, Netflix comedy special was absolutely horrible. That's my honest opinion. I'd give it a one and that's being generous. Real comedians, people like Dave Chappelle, Eddie Murphy, Mike Epps, they are naturally funny. We're talking demeanor, their delivery, their stories, the way they narrate their comedy, they're just naturally funny. Country Wayne and I watched the entire comedy special, he looked like a guy who struggled to be funny, the entire set. The jokes did not land, the reaction of the audience was mediocre and it just was not funny. Funny is one of those things that's like, I guess chemistry in a relationship, it's either there or it's not. This Netflix comedy special was not funny and though some people say, I liked it, it was good, he did okay, it was his first time, hey, give him a break. Yeah, but the thing you have to realize is comedy is one of those things where there are different types, his skits to me are very relatable and they're very entertaining. He shows a little bit of everything, his relationships, relationships of other people, people like Mike Bless, they help the skits out, he's had Derek Jackson on there. I think his skits are amazing, I think they're wonderful, I think they're well planned out, they're well scripted but I don't think stand up comedy is Wayne's thing. I don't think that's what country Wayne should do. I just don't think he's a stand up comedian. I think when you look at guys like Lavelle Crawford, people like Chuckie, you remember Chuckie Ducky, people like Bernie Mac, I mean Dave Chappelle, Mike Epps, there's so many people, Cat Williams, that are just naturally funny. Stand up is not for everyone. Eddie Murphy, he was a great actor, you saw him in Beverly Hills Cop but you saw Delirious, you saw Raw, he was a comedic genius on that stage. His timing, his jokes, the level of comfort, country Wayne just didn't have that. So my honest opinion, I give the Netflix comedy special a one and like I said, that's being generous, I just thought it was absolutely horrible. That's just honest. You guys have been locked into another edition of Convo Over Cigars, I want you to check out his Netflix comedy special. We're talking about Wayne Coley, The Woman's Prayer. A lot of people say it sounds like a movie or something a little bit more dramatic but no, it's a comedy special. Want you guys to check it out and I wanna hear what you guys think. Guys have been locked into another edition of Convo Over Cigars, I'm your host on a Friday, Derek Andre Flemming, take care guys.
AG Garland Refuses to Say If Any FBI Informants Attended Jan. 6
"You're to not going get this anywhere else. I'm pretty sure because I haven't heard it anywhere else. I'm going to explain to you why Derek Farland, our non esteemed attorney general, refuses to give an answer on how many, if any, confidential human sources or FBI agents were there on January 6th. But listen to this first. Check this out. Now on that video, that was your answer to a question to me two years ago, when I said how many agents or assets of the government were present on January 5th and January 6th and agitating in the crowd to go into the Capitol and how many went into the Capitol. answer Can you that now? I don't know the answer to that question. Last time, you don't know how many there were or there were or none. I don't know the answer to either of those questions, if there were any. I don't know how many. Or whether there are any. I think you may have just perjured yourself that you don't know that there were any. You want to say that again, that you don't know that there were any? I have no personal knowledge of this matter. I think what I said the last time. You've had two years to find out. And today, by the way, that was in reference to Ray Epps and yesterday you indicted him. Isn't that a wonderful coincidence on a misdemeanor? Meanwhile, you're sending grandmas to the prison. You're putting people away for 20 years for merely filming. Some people weren't even there yet. You've got the guy on video. He's saying go into the Capitol. He's directing people to the Capitol before the speech ends. He's at the the site of first breach. You've got all the goods on in ten videos and it's an indictment for a misdemeanor? The American public isn't buying it. That was Tom Massey, by the way.
Jeezy Says "See Ya" And Files For Divorce From Wife Of 2 Years Jennie Mai
"Welcome to Convo Over Cigars. I'm your host Derek Andre Flemming. Some kind of bad news for rapper Young Jeezy. Jeezy is one of my favorite rappers. He's from Columbia, South Carolina. I know he hails from South Carolina as I do. Rapper Young Jeezy has filed for divorce from his wife of two years, Jeannie Mai. The couple share a daughter, Monica Mai Jenkins. Sources say that J Jenkins, aka Young Jeezy, had already separated from Jeannie before filing for divorce. The two met on her previous talk show, The Real, which was canceled back in 2022 after eight seasons. The couple showed no sign of distress or any problems. She definitely supported Jeezy when he came out with his new book, Adversity for Sale. She was extremely supportive when he released the book, so no one saw this coming. But obviously, like I said, he had already separated from her. The crazy part about this particular story, their union in general, Jeannie Mai had said some things in the past that, you know, I think I'm kind of paraphrasing. Well, she said that you don't really marry or date black men. You just kind of have them on the side. They're kind of like a, you know, like a plaything when she was actually married to a Caucasian man, if I'm not mistaken. So there were people and there still are people who say that Jeannie Mai is just kind of like an undercover racist or she has these racial tendencies. She says some things that are a little bit off color. So there were a lot of women, especially African -American women, who say that, you know, why was Jeezy even with this woman in the first place? Why did he even marry her? You know, Jeezy straight off from the hood, you know, even though he's very, very successful, very wealthy rapper who came out the trap. You know, you know, he marries a woman who is I think she's a Filipino descent, if I'm not mistaken. Don't quote me. But so there are a lot of women, particularly who are clapping, who are plotting this split. The fact that Jay Jenkins, a .k .a. Young Jeezy, has filed for divorce from his wife of two years. The couple was together for a total of four years, but they've only been married for two. Fortunately, there was also a prenuptial agreement in place. So Jeannie Mai comes into the marriage, well, leaves the marriage with everything she came in with. So does Jay Jenkins, a .k .a. Young Jeezy. We're going to keep you guys abreast of what's going on with this developing story again. Rapper Young Jeezy files for divorce from his wife of two years. You guys have been locked into another edition of Combo of Cigars. I'm your host, Derek Andre Flemming on a Friday. Everybody take care. Have a great weekend, guys.
A highlight from The Mike and Mark Davis Daily Chat - 09/14/23
"The United States Border Patrol has exciting and rewarding career opportunities with the nation's largest law enforcement organization. Border Patrol agents enjoy great pay, outstanding federal benefits, and up to $20 ,000 in recruitment incentives. If you are looking for a way to serve something greater than yourself, consider the United States Border Patrol. Learn more online at cbp .gov slash careers slash USBP. That's cbp .gov slash careers slash USBP. On the road again, going places that I've never been, seeing things that I may never see. It always applies to Mike, who scarcely does the same show in the same city on consecutive days. I know, I can always risk peeing in the closet in the middle of the night because you thought it's a hotel room. I don't know where I am, I'm walking around stumbling, and boy do I have a hotel story. Oh, well, hey, well, sit tight because there's another reason I'm doing this. Hang on, hang on, hang on, hang on. Because obviously you are back in the Florida compound, correct? I'm in, no, I'm in Orlando. Okay, well, see, my point is made, but the road trip I wanted to take, because for like three days I wanted to get to this, and doggone it, I'm doing it up front. Just take two minutes. You heard about the Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm's all -electric road trip? They were just trying to get from North Carolina to Tennessee, and they had NPR embedded because it's just going to be so great. Oh, look at this. It's the all -EV road trip, well, instantly, and Trump has the best line, Trump has the best line. When you get an electric car, the first 15 minutes are great, and the next five years are abject terror that you're going to run out of places to charge, and that's exactly what happened to them. So with the caravan coming, and the secretary, her own self, had not yet rolled up in her about -to -die EV, they blocked off a charging station with a gas -powered car. The one that was actually, and there was a family that was about dead on power, and it's 100 degrees, and they got a kid in the back, and they called the cops because Secretary Granholm's entourage was blocking the EV station. I'm not an anti -electric car, you've had a Tesla in your life, haven't you? I have, and listen, first of all, Tesla, you'll have more fun driving a Tesla than any car you've ever driven in your life. And the idea of plugging in and, hey, lessening our reliance on fossil fuels, but again, what happens is when we get down to mandates, and when you get down to saying, you're going to do this or else, I've got a friend who travels around the country in a Tesla. And so that whole story about what she went through, I knew firsthand from a very good friend of mine, because he goes from city to city to city, and he takes his Tesla. And he sometimes drives 6, 8, 10 hours on a stretch. And it ain't easy. I mean, now, he pulls it off. You know, Tesla's got a pretty fascinating technology. You look on your screen, they tell you exactly where the charging station is, they show you how many people are at the charging station, they tell you how many slots are available, if they're all used, you know right away in real time. They know how many people are at a charging station 40 miles away. They do. They know how many people are at the charging station all over the country right now. And you can look on your Tesla screen, and you say, you push Charger, and it'll show you where the next station is or the charging station on your route. Now, here's where it gets dicey. Tesla has now opened it up to Ford and all these other auto manufacturers. So now there's all kinds of competition. Yeah, but now, if you're a Tesla owner, you're going to battle all the Ford companies. Hey, can I tell you a little bit about a travel quick story, because I know I've got to pick your brain. And then we've got to talk Mitt Romney, because I want to talk to you from Mitt Romney. I've never seen a bigger disconnect within the Republican Party in my life, in my life. But first, before we do that, so here I am again in another hotel last night, and I always joke about peeing in the closet because I don't know where I am, and I'm walking around. I mean, honest to goodness, it is a very strange feeling to wake up and you don't know where you are. And it's been, I've had about nine or 10 days from New York to Philly to Orlando. I finally get home tomorrow just in time to have my wisdom tooth removed. It's travel stories and medical stories. Oh, yeah. And I predict there'll be medical complications. There always are. I predict, so I'm having major surgery, light a candle for me, pray I need some Gregorian chance. I know, because you know how I am. As Denise would say, I'm not exactly the world's best patient. So I'm not really good when things go like, and so I don't know. And I don't remember when I've got to stop eating. The surgery is tomorrow at like one o 'clock, the night before, right? Like midnight? Oh, well, that's 12, yeah, midnight before midnight. They told me, but I can't remember what they told me. And I'm afraid now I'm going to mess that up and then I'm going to Joan Rivers on the operating table. You'll have a burger in your system somewhere and you'll flatline. And then I'll flatline because I had a cheeseburger past the deadline. So anyway, so all this is going on in my life and I'm trying to keep my head above water. I check into the hotel last night and I'm tired and the flight was late. I'm blah, blah, blah, blah. I get to Orlando. First of all, here's a quick story about Orlando Airport. Now, have you and Lisa and the kids made the pilgrimage that every American family has made to Disney? And you go fly into Orlando and you get into that beautiful airport and you got to get on the train to get from the terminal to the main part of the airport. Do you know that experience I'm talking about? Yes, we have. It's been a long time, but yes, we have. So Phil Boyce, our big boss, my boss flew into Orlando last night at midnight. He claims, and I've got Derek Klingle, my producer, researching this. He claims that all throughout the Orlando Airport are homeless encampments. Homeless people are sleeping all throughout the Orlando Airport. And I said, Phil, are you sure those aren't like travelers? Yeah, I was going to say, I've seen some people who've been stuck, especially with the way today's Pete Buttigieg Airlines are going, flights are a dicey proposition. Maybe that's just a wayward, ill -dressed traveler. I'm going to find out because Phil insisted. He said, nope, these people had like little blankets and tents and supplies and provisions. He goes, I think they're opening up the airport at night because he goes in and, you know, Phil goes in and out of the airport all the time. Sure. He said, I've never seen this before. He said, I think these are homeless people in the airport. Now we've seen blue cities around the country that are opening up police stations. Yeah, blue cities. Notify DeSantis immediately. No kidding. I want to look into this big time. And so that's part one of the travel story of Orlando. Part two, I need to ask you if I'm being Karen or not. I want to know what your reaction would be if you check into a hotel, 10, 11 o 'clock at night, you're tired, you're grumpy, you get into the room, you pay extra because it's supposed to be like a club level room at a big major chain. Air conditioner doesn't work properly. I go over to sit down and watch forensic files to try to decompress the couch. I wouldn't touch that couch. It was so filthy dirty bio biohazard. I took pictures of the couch. I took pictures of it and then I get in the shower this morning and they don't have any bars of soap, which makes me crazy. It's all these tubes, you know, the containers of liquid. Well, dude, okay, the worm has turned on that one. We now want, we apparently want, and I've noticed the same thing. We have gel in tubes, you know, you spooge that out in your hand because that way no previous person is touching the soap. The bar of soap is so 1953 because who touched that before you? I don't mean another guest. No, but they're wrapped up. They're wrapped. The bars of soap are normally wrapped. But once it's open, let's see, you've got a family of three. Family four, family five, whatever. You leave the bar on the tray or whatever, then somebody else has to go touch the bar you touch. I don't think I would care, but other people do. So the soap in the tube is sort of where we are. I'm a family of one and all I got to do is open. I want a, I want a sealed bar of soap that I can put on anyway, but how about when the tube of the body wash is empty, so you're standing there, oh yeah, it was empty. So that's my hotel experience. Where are you, listen, good chains can have a bad day, but I'm guessing, I mean, not four seasons, but you know, kind of a month, 226 bucks for the night. That's not a cheap hotel room.
A highlight from GEN C: Dressing the Digital World With Derek Edwards, Nick Gonzalez and Megan Kaspar
"Gen C is the generation of the new Internet. In Gen C, the C stands for crypto, but it also stands for creators, the connected consumer and collectibles, both digital and physical with on -chain provenance. It stands for culture and characters, the ones we play in games and the companion ones that AI is building alongside us. It stands for community and digital citizenship and the new set of transparent and trustless tools being built to govern them. These are the people who were raised on a different philosophy on how they look at money, how they look at identity, how they look at privacy and how they look at the hybrid, digital and physical spaces being built all around us. And finally, how they reimagine their relationships with the communities and companies they interact with. We focus on how brands large and small are building for these audiences. Welcome to Gen C. Welcome, everyone, to the special episode of Gen C. We're about halfway through Fashion Week here in New York City. So we thought for this week, we would feature a special conversation that was had at Consensus this year called Dressing the Digital World, Cutting Edge or Out of Fashion, and features a group of people who are really some of the smartest minds in the idea of digital fashion. It has Derek Edwards from Collab in Currency, one of the sort of big brains who talks about the idea of ownership of digital assets and where we're going with trust -minimized databases and on -chain recording of transactions. We have Megan Casper, who's one of the leading voices in digital fashion, also a founding member of Red Dow. And we also have Nick Gonzalez, the co -founder of UNXD. UNXD and their team help bring large brands into the digital space. Folks like Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino and a bunch of others, really an amazing group of technologists. A couple of notes. This was recorded live at Consensus this year. It is in front of a audience, so you might hear a little bit of room noise from the conversation. In addition, there is a video component that is playing behind them, just some of the assets that they're talking about. Not necessary to enjoy the conversation, but if you want to, we will have the link to the session in the show notes. So if you want to watch it instead of listen to it, all you have to do is register for a Coindesk account and that should give you access to the video. But we just thought, given it's Fashion Week, we are ready to bring you an amazing conversation all about digital fashion. Avery and I will be back next week with some amazing guests and we have a really amazing lineup of guests coming over the next bunch of weeks, which we're excited to share with you. So with that, I hope you enjoy this conversation around digital fashion from Consensus 2023. Welcome. Thank you guys for joining me. So topic today is dressing the digital world, cutting edge or out of fashion. I think we are all probably on the cutting edge side of it, but let's just set the stage. Let's introduce yourself and we'll go from my side over this way. All right, Derek, you go first. No, you're ready. I say who you are, how you fit into this world, and a little bit about what your background is. Who wants to go? Megan's got this. Megan. Hi everyone. Thank you for coming today. I'm Megan Casper. I am one of the founding members along with Derek of RedDow, which is the world's first digital fashion focused Dow. And we invest in and incubate and purchase digital fashion items and platforms to help proliferate the narrative around the digital fashion opportunities. Hey everyone, I'm Nick Gonzalez. I'm a co -founder of UNXD and we're writing the next chapter on luxury in the Web3 space. We are probably most well known for a partnership with Dolce & Gabbana, creating the first couture collection on chain, Collezzione Genesee, of which RedDow was a buyer and participant. And most recently, we're bringing Dolce & Gabbana from kind of the Web3 space into the Web3 gaming space with the launch of Masana .xyz coming up this year, and just announced a partnership with Valentino, one of the hottest Italian fashion brands out there. My name is Derek Edwards. I'm a managing partner at Collab Currency. We're an early stage Web3 investment group. We invest in some of the leading consumer Web3 projects at the seed stage. So some of my favorite products, things like Artblocks and Super Rare and Gallery, and also a co -founding member of Tribute Dow, which is focused on fashion and digital fashion and Web3. And then related to digital fashion, early stage investor and some of the products that are helping build out this industry. So things like IYK and 90CC and Shibuya Brand and Ready Player Me and things like this. So great panel here. Very excited for the combo. Awesome. And so I want to set the stage because you were all involved in that sort of iconic doge crown sale. And that was historic. I think it was over 400 ETH you bought for. And that was 2021, real high peak. And how has things changed since that moment for you? How are things evolved? We're two years from that. Obviously, the sales of that magnitude aren't happening right now. But, you know, do you think we're going to return to that? Where have we gone? And whoever wants to start up on that. Do you want to provide context on what it was? Yeah. So the doge crown is more than just, I guess, a meme. It was an actual physical item that was part of the Collecioni Genesee Drop that was based around Altamota 2021. It's a really fantastic crown. I think if we have a photo of it, that's probably going to come up. Both a physical and digital item. And this was really when we were creating something with Dolce & Gabbana, we really wanted to make something that started at the pinnacle of what fashion was for the brand. So we started with Altamota. So with the couture collection that they did. And this was a really beautiful piece inspired by the city of Venice and the doge palace that's there. And it had this very nice crossover with doge and doge coin. So it was a little bit of a wink and a nod, but was really exciting to collectors of both fashion and the Web3 space. And that's, I think, where we saw when physical and digital were combining. That intersection that's happening technically also happened in the cultural space as well, as we saw so many people in Web3 looking for the next phase of what was happening once you could tokenize items. Yeah. And as a member of Red Dow, we were most excited. This was our inaugural purchase. So we purchased the crown and the auction and also two of the jackets that were just shown. The jackets are purely digital. And this is the first time in history that a high end luxury fashion brand launched any initiatives in Web3. So that was really our moment entering into Web3 from the luxury standpoint. And at Red, we were really excited about that purchase. I know I was going to say like from an investment point of view, sort of like, you know, what was yours? Yeah, so I'll just say like since 2021, which is, I think, the question you teed up, I would say behaviorally, I think I continue to see the same things that I was looking for in 2023 that I was in 2021. I mean, this idea of digital objects having value, I think is something that has been around for decades. So I was an early player in some of these Internet economies, things like World of Warcraft, things like Diablo 2. And there were markets that would form for digital objects, whether they were armor or swords or skins. And these would be priced off market. But these digital objects didn't live on a trust -minimized database like a blockchain. They lived on a server, a private database. And over decades, we've continued to see behaviorally the same things happen. So just listen to this awesome talk right before this. There's Spencer from Yuga who referenced Counter -Strike skins, which continue to sell tens of millions of dollars worth of skins every single quarter. And these are not objects that live on a blockchain. These are objects that live on a private database. But there's still a demand and a growing demand by younger audiences to want to flex, to want to own, to want to curate their identity in these digital spaces. And so things like this drop and things like a lot of the images that you'll see up here is really just sliding into this grand trend line of younger audiences wanting to participate meaningfully inside of these digital economies in ways that help shape and inform their identity. And so I have seen nothing over the last two years than an acceleration towards these behaviors and couldn't be more excited about the things that are being worked on to optimize around this. I think it's a really interesting point you made around the Counter -Strike from the last thing. And we've seen that there's been black markets for skins, but they're not on chain. And this is a way to have these verifiable, legitimate things. And I think that's one of the things that I think is interesting about bringing Web3 to fashion is that ability to have providence. So is that something that drew Dolce & Gabbana to the project? 100%. I think it's a question that comes up with every fashion brand, particularly a luxury brand that we work with. If you're creating an item that is so exclusive and so valuable, if it's a one -of -one in real life, now it can be a one -of -one digitally as well. And that providence is stored on the blockchain. So now, Red Dow and the other buyers of Cholezion and Genesee have that piece forever for as long as Ethereum is operating. I hope it does. I'm not worried about Ethereum. Yeah. And then now that's expanding even further, more and more into the digital space. So I think if 2021 was about couture for us, 2022 was about ready -to -wear, and then now in 2023 is really about expanding into that gaming realm, that digital kind of looking towards what's going on in the digital space and helping enhance those experiences. I think we always say that people spend their money where they spend their time, and people are spending more and more time on gaming than they ever had before. You're looking at a quarter of a trillion dollar industry that has about 50 billion in cosmetics every year. It's going to be relevant, just like emerging markets were relevant to fashion brands as buyers coming out of China, coming out of all around the world. The same thing is going to happen in gaming. People are going to want to enhance their experience of those games. They're going to want to connect to those communities. And fashion is part of that. Great. And what do you say to sort of the skeptics of the people who are sort of saying like, well, that seems like a lot of money to spend on something that I can't physically hold. And we'll come back to the physical part of it. Like there are the connected pieces. No, Megan, go for it. I'll pick up. Megan. Well, you know, if you look at the amount of people in the world that are, we're all netizens basically. There's over 4 billion people using social media. And, you know, I think social media and gaming are going to merge into this social reality. And as we get to device disruption from our smartphones handheld, some near eye wearable, or even a brain computer interface chip, I think that, you know, the dematerialization of physical reality that's happening will be incremental over the next 10 or 15 years. So the generations that say, you know, digital is not as important as the physical, this really doesn't speak to them. This is more for the younger generations. And I feel like as millennials, we're sort of the bridge between, you know, the old paradigm and this new paradigm and the wave of dematerialization. Yeah, brilliant. The only other thing I would add is we're heading on a one way train right now. And it's like the convergence of multiple trend lines. It's the fact that a younger demographic wants to curate their identity in digital spaces more than they want to curate it in physical spaces. And those represent like this generation's next consumers for these objects. The second is the hardware constraints are now being relaxed, such that more immersive experiences around how you shape your identity can be enjoyed by larger groups of people. And as Megan said, we're just spending more of our time in these digital environments than we ever have. I mean, I've been saying this for years, but we've already been in a metaverse light. We are on Zoom calls all day. We're on Twitter. We're on Facebook taking photos of our physical self so we can curate our digital identity. We're already doing behaviorally the things that an immersive metaverse like environment should look like. It's just all built on private databases and it's all being patched together by bad technology. But the truth is blockchains are just a settlement layer for digital ownership. All of the information that we're using on these private databases will one day live on trust minimized databases for the benefits that we all know. There's interoperability, there's composability, there's price discovery. And these trend lines are all converging very quickly. And over time, I think it'll be shocking when folks start realizing a non -trivial amount of the world's GDP is going to run on blockchains and it's going to be digital objects and digital value. Yeah. And that really brings up something Megan, I know you've posed in virtual fashion. Can you speak a little bit about where does that come from and how do you see that growing? Well, it's still very early, but one of our portfolio companies, Dress X, they use 15 different use cases for digital fashion, which is the most out of any digital fashion company that exists. And just to sort of show their capabilities, I was the first human to wear a digital fashion NFT on live television in 2021. And then I was also the first human to be featured on the cover of a magazine wearing high -end luxury fashion. So Fendi let us superimpose digital clothing onto the photos of me. And those are just two ways that someone can use digital fashion, but people are valuing their digital identities more than their physical. And as we begin to value our digital more and more, we'll really care about the way that it looks and how we're able to show our ownership of items. Because today, the outfit that I'm wearing, the designer has no idea where I'm wearing it, who's seeing it, where it's being posted. But all of that post -sale consumer data and analytics can be now collected, put on chain, and then hopefully the wearer can be compensated. So there is definitely a lot of business models and new business model disruption that will come out of all of these use cases. Yeah, I think that really touches on also something I think we touched on when we chatted before, that idea that you start to build a community. And how is that something into all of what you're working on, but that you do get to know, not just someone who walks in the store or hands over a credit card, but you actually start to build a relationship with these customers. I mean, how does that fit in to sort of, you know, Nick? Yeah, I mean, I can take that first. So I mean, I think that this is a new experience, particularly for luxury brands. They know that they missed kind of e -commerce going online. They knew that going into Web 2 was a new experience for them, which was kind of the user could go from purchasing your products online to commenting on what you're posting online. And then now it's a whole new level of interaction that's happening through Web 3. So we have a Discord server that we're managing. That's tying into Twitter. We're doing Twitter spaces. Davide Segeri from Dolce & Gabbana was just today had the first time somebody from Dolce & Gabbana was authorized to speak on behalf of the brand in our Discord space. So it's a new experience. But the power that it's tapping into is the fact that now people are not able to just become consumers of an item and have that relationship end once they leave the store or fear that they're going to be harassed through email spam or something like that. Instead, now they're truly owners of the object that they bought digitally as well. And that creates a new relationship that can be scaled through software. So you can kind of create this digital intimacy, I think, that brands have been so good doing in the real world when you visit a boutique. Now that kind of ownership can be proof of ownership so that now when they're online, I can identify somebody like Megan who's living in the future. It's seriously like you hopped in a time machine and this is what everybody's going to be like in the next five to 10 years. And we can identify all of our holders and then help give them new items or help reward the people who are the biggest collectors or promoters of the brand themselves. And this is all evolving. It's not just going to necessarily be about one thing, but it's going to be about all these things that are leveraged through the power of digital ownership. I'll anchor this to a real world example, which is 90cc. It's the hat I'm wearing right now. And inside of this hat, there's a little nine right here. There's a little NFC chip in here powered by IYK, which is a software resolver layer for NFC chips to interact between the physical and this blockchain -based database. Once you actually have that tie between a digital asset that lives on a blockchain and a physical that can be linked to it, you can start to create very interesting experiences that could be pushed to this end user. There's a proof, there's a provenance that exists now. There's also a marketplace that can form on top of these primitives such that anyone can create a module through IYK to be able to push new experiences with the creator's intent, like a game. And that game could have score, and that score could have a leaderboard. And you can now start to see how brands can communicate with their end users post -purchase in a way that just wasn't previously possible because we now have this provenance that exists on this permanent, immutable, trust -minimized global database that we've never had access to before. And that's a very powerful primitive. 90cc is really just starting to scratch the surface of what they can do there. But there's all sorts of experiences, value -add, communication that can now exist between creator and owner of a physical object in a way that just didn't exist before. And I think that's some of the tie that I think is really exciting here over the next couple of years. The chips, are they washable? Like if you have a new shirt, are you going to ruin it when you throw in the drive? I've never washed this shirt. I'm going to wear it forever. No, they are washable, retains perfect usage. So they're pretty durable. Great. But yeah, I think that that sort of interaction in real life sort of connects these communities. And back in the 2021, again, there were the ape fest. Do you see that as kind of like gatherings by brand, sort of something that's going to return? I think it's sort of faded away a bit, but do you think that's going to rise back up? I think that wallet adoption, that's one of the biggest trends that I'm watching. And I think that it's going to take more people using wallets and being able to interact with the wallet in an easy, streamlined, simple way. Right now you have like rainbow and metamask and a few others, and they're just the barrier to entry is not super streamlined and easy for consumers. And when I think about web three versus web two, we have pretty streamlined consumer capabilities when it comes to buying things online. And I think that web three will just make it much easier. So instead of logging in and typing in all of your address, your credit card payment, I think that it'll just streamline that connect wallet and then immediately take out whatever the payment is. Hopefully your address will be saved on there. And it'll be a one click purchase and streamline. And then everything you own, like the receipts of what you own are now showing in your wallet. And you can share that from a standpoint of digital flexing or just have that for different ways of optimizing ownership and taking leverage against things that you own. So imagine 30 to 40 percent of the average American's closet goes unworn. Most people don't even know what they have. That's why they're continually shopping all the time and buying new things. Well, if you have everything in one place, you can see it and then you actually know the value of your closet and the value of your assets and you can take leverage against them. This gets pretty interesting. I actually love that. My husband actually works for StickFix, which is sort of like, you know, curating things, but they don't know what you have in your closet. And that was something we've talked about in that idea that you could let people sort of help you out curating. Like, do you think that's something that would come in? So, you know, multiple brands working together to say, like, all right, everyone who wants to be in will help you create outfits, will suggest things. Do you think that's something that's possible? I mean, just came to me, but I think that's super interesting. I think A .I. will have a huge play in that. You know, the Web 2 apps like Stylebook that catalog your clothing. I think that we'll have another application and layer of A .I. in there. So, A .I. and blockchain, I think, are huge components of what we're gonna experience with Web 3 consumerism. Yeah, I totally agree. The only other thing I would add there is we're now taking these physical objects that have helped shape identity and we're creating these digital representations of them in a very inexpensive way. When you start putting what has previously been physical into a digital environment that's programmable, that actually demonstrates provenance, that can be read by anyone on a global public ledger, all of these things are gonna mix and match. These ingredients are very powerful. And new types of products and new types of services are gonna get created, many of which that leverage models and LMs to things that we can't even dream up today. But, like, the fact that we're now digitizing the world onto this public database is an unlock that I think people don't quite recognize yet. It's gonna increase the types of products, the types of services, the terms of these markets in ways that just aren't really conceivable right now. I could just actually add one thing to that. Getting back to the point about, I think I've been talking about the connection between the brand and the community, what's also within the community themselves. Now that people can identify who is a holder of a piece of Dolce & Gabbana, the DG family boxes or any of the pieces from Riel de Parallella, they can start connecting with each other. And to the point around A .I., we just had this year with Metaverse Fashion Week, we had a fashion competition where actually people from the communities were designing pieces that could then be featured as part of the Dolce & Gabbana collection there. And one of the members of our community actually used A .I. to help create, you know, he's not a designer per se in the traditional sense, but he has enough of a way around computers and enough taste that he went and used A .I. to actually generate an outfit that was good enough to be selected as one of the finalists as part of that. So it's already here, I guess is the key. It's just not evenly distributed, I guess, as I was saying. No, I think that's really interesting, especially because I think, you know, you think of luxury fashions as highly controlling of their brand image and their IP and that, you know, Web3's ESOS is decentralized. So the idea that we're starting to allow people who are proven sort of brand ambassadors or brand fans participate in the ecosystem is really interesting. Do you think we'll see more of that? Do you think there'll be some kind of, you know, real tension points? Like, I think Dolce & Gabbana is, you know, at the forefront of Valentino coming on board. Nike, you know, coming in, there's a lot of brands who are sort of like welcoming sort of that thing. You know, they had a competition that curating Instagram so they could get people in. But I'm sure there will be brands that are sort of like, you know, we're Chanel. I don't know Chanel if they're into it or not, but and we don't want that. And do you think that is against the Web3 ESOS? Like, how do we decide that deal? I think it's a spectrum. I think it's something that brands will ring fence in the way that they're comfortable with. Sometimes people interject into social media and don't want comments. So they, you know, turn those off on the different platforms, but then they lose out on all these other great interactions. Dolce & Gabbana has been very forward thinking and as a consequence, they reap the rewards of that. So I think it's going to come down to the brand themselves, I think, as you're correctly hinting there between Chanel and others. I just wanted to add, I think it's important for people to recognize the level of success that has happened with UNXD, bringing in Dolce & Gabbana and Valentino. So if you look at luxury fashion specifically and artifacts, we would not put this in the category. But aside from artifacts, UNXD has had the most amount of revenue from a Web3 initiative with a luxury fashion brand. So I think that that's a pretty interesting data point. And I think that we're going to continue to see more and more brands enter the space as the use cases expand beyond just speculative asset investing and beyond just gaming. Yeah. And I'll add one thing, which is I think luxury fashion is a category that will be immense and will be valuable. And these are pioneers of what's happening in that space right now. But I will also say that fashion isn't just luxury. Right. And I wouldn't call myself a luxurious person. I'm wearing chucks right now. But this was all a curated choice when I woke up this morning to wear this CyberRucker shirt and these jeans and these shoes. And that choice is a choice of fashion. In the same way that me using a CryptoPunk on my profile photo with a MeVit behind it and a ChromieSquiggle flying behind me is a choice to curate and present my digital self. And there's going to be lots of those choices and lots of brands are going to start interacting with Web3 in a way that is what I believe to be fashion, even if it doesn't fit into the category of luxury fashion. And so I think this technology is very democratic. It's very open. It's very permissionless. But I think the thing that I want to convey is just a slight reframing is, you know, we all woke up this morning and made decisions to curate our identities and ourselves. And this technology will allow us to do that, curate ourselves in a digital way to a global audience. And those decisions, by their very nature, are fashion decisions and identity decisions. And this is a technology that will expand to all brands. I love that. And I think that's very true. And it sort of speaks to the democratization, but you know, it does allow people to sort of curate it on a much broader spectrum than just, you know, high end luxury fashion. I know that is the title here, but I do think fashion is broader than that one aspect. And do you think, and we talked a little bit about this, that there is sort of the ability, I know that, you know, I told you about ready to wear, but they're not quite like, you know, consumer mass market. But do you think that this in the future would open up more opportunities for aspirational people? Like we talked before, I copied a Dolce & Gabbana gown for my prom dress because I couldn't afford the real one. I had the dressmaker make it. But, you know, I would have loved to have been able to buy in now's today's world, you know, a digital version of the real dress to actually present, even if I can't afford the physical dress. And sort of where do you think we are going to fall on that sort of spectrum? I mean, we're seeing not just luxury, but as Derek alluded to, fashion is more than just that. And Web3, digital fashion specifically, more natively is very fantastical, gamified, augmented. And, you know, you could have things flying around you or wings in aspects that the physical really restricts you and restrains you from experiencing. So it's more of an experiential product that is being created. And we're seeing a lot of brands, not just 9DCC, but Psyche, actually, Alistair Hunt is building out a whole platform for digital fashion natives to be able to expand just digitally and not so much connected to the physical. So there's, I think, a huge opportunity for digital fashion native designers. Steffi Fong is another one who's really great. So, again, as we expand and explore more of our digital identities, we'll see more and more people filling their digital closets with digital fashion. What are you most excited about? What are the things we'll think we'll see in the next year, two years that you think we really need to keep an eye on? I think this intersection between physical and digital I think is incredibly powerful. And I think the primitives have now been kind of built and the standards are getting created for some really interesting stuff, some very meaty stuff as it relates to the physical and the digital to get created. I think projects to keep an eye on are for sure 9DCC, what G -Money is doing, IYK, Tribute -Brand .com is coming out with a very compelling drop at that intersection over in the next couple of weeks. So make sure to follow along there. And then just follow anything these two are doing. They're the gurus. I think the thing I'm most excited about is the next evolution of what we're doing with Dolce & Gabbana right now. And, of course, Valentino coming up towards the end of the year. That's Masana .xyz. And that's really a movement from what we're doing with Couture to Ready to Wear and then now into the web through gaming and adding a digital identity to each of the holders in our community. And that's something I think I'm really excited by. It's a cultural movement, not just a technological one. And it's where we're going to help bring more storytelling, I think, to Dolce & Gabbana and more interactivity in the digital space than people have ever seen before. Well, for me, as an investor in the blockchain space for over the last 10 years, it's most exciting to see wallets and wallets that have easy UI and UX come to bring more people in. And I think that the use case of digital fashion will help proliferate the adoption of Web3 and blockchain. I'll add one last thing. I swear I promised the last thing, which is I think a big, big tailwind over the next 12, 18 months is gaming and really great Web3 games getting created. And some of the identity things that I discussed previously being a core part of what makes Web3 ownership and Web3 assets powerful and a very powerful value prop. And I think we're at the point now where some of these digital fashion, the bridge to understanding this stuff is going to come through some of these immersive experiences that look like games and Web3 games. Yeah, I completely agree. Well, thank you all so much for joining me. Thank you.
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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A highlight from Top 5 Worst Fictional Medical Professionals W/ Maff
"The question is, do I have a God complex? Dr. Kessler says yes. Which makes me wonder if this lawyer has any idea as to the kind of grades one has to receive in college to be accepted at a top medical school. If you have the vaguest clue as to how talented someone has to be to lead a surgical team, I have an M .D. from Harvard. I am board certified in cardiothoracic medicine and trauma surgery. I have been awarded citations from seven different medical boards in New England. And I am never, ever sick at sea. So I ask you, when someone goes into that chapel and they fall on their knees and they pray to God that their wife doesn't miscarry, or that their daughter doesn't bleed to death, or that their mother doesn't suffer acute neural trauma from post -operative shock, who do you think they're praying to? Now, you go ahead and read your Bible, Dennis. And you go to your church, and with any luck you might win the annual raffle. But if you're looking for God, he was in operating room number two on November 17th, and he doesn't like to be second -guessed. You ask me if I have a God complex? Let me tell you something. I am God. I am from beyond. Listen, and all you desire will be yours. Welcome to Spider -Dan and the Secret Wars. Prepare for prattle. Welcome to Prattle World. I am your host, the ever -amazing, ever -spectacular Spider -Dan. And in this podcast, I spotlight entertainment's best -kept secrets that a mainstream audience may find boring. And welcome to Secret Bore Stories, where I invite guests to count down a personal top -five list in high -fidelity fashion. And this podcast is a special request from the main man himself, Derek Esoterik. The music maestro has requested a very special podcast, and I've got a very special guest returning. The main inspiration for Derek's music, as we know, has been the most popular podcast I've had this year, funnily enough, with the guest that is joining me today. And it is everyone's favorite milkman. It's Maf, and he's back to list a top five. And I've got a top five, too, and many, many, many other people have a top five after asking this question. I'm going to have to read out all these comments, so many. I really appreciate all the comments, don't get me wrong, but there's a lot this week. So maybe next time I might have to start saying, guys, I love all your comments, but I'm not going to use all of them. But Maf, welcome back to another podcast and to Prattle World. How are you doing? Not too bad. Thank you very much for having me back. I remember when you actually mentioned this to me, you said, shall we do Doctors? And I went, Doctor, no. Yeah, you could have one as well if you want. Yeah, it's funny because you start trying to think through stuff, and I wanted to not go down the mainstream of what the comments were. And that's when we start delving a bit deeper. There's some that I've actually marked down that I'm going to have to go back and watch these films for some of the ones that I haven't picked, but I've got some honorable mentions. But there's some evil bastards out there, really. There is. Did you know, Maf, that again, I've not mentioned it, but we are doing, we are listing, if you've not looked at the title, you've not looked at the social media, you won't know that we're covering the top five worst fictional medical professionals. And this has been requested by Derek. He's like, get the doctors, get all the nurses. And there's only one person I want to play doctors and nurses with, Maf, and it's definitely you. We're going to get 10cc stats of a top five terrible, terrible medical people, healthcare professionals. We love the NHS. But, Maf, serious note, did you know that the healthcare or medical profession is where the most serial killers come from directly and also has the highest rate of murder in any given profession? That explains my list a lot, to be fair.
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.
How The Republican Party Needs to Fight in 2024
"Isn't to make you all depressed and disparaged. I think that we can win in 2024, but we have to understand the battlefield that we're on. And frankly, the more that I even listen to even some conservatives, frankly, the more I go on a social media, I am convinced that there are a lot of people that simply still don't get it. Even some that'll sit there on social media and claim, do you know what time it is? I mean, some of the posts that I've been seeing are just straight up cringe worthy. And I'm like, do these fools even recognize that we are fighting against little commies and little authoritarian fascists? I am telling you, what you have, what you see being displayed, that what you do see in Maui is our best case to fight against the left that I've seen in God knows how long. That was a great reset social experiment and a fire because of their freaking lies exposed them. Their freaking lies on climate change exposed them. And I'm going to break that down. Thank you, Tracy, on the congrats on the weekend show. Derek says all GOP candidates should drop out and support Trump. Derek, I love you. I totally disagree with that. I totally disagree with that. And that isn't to say that every candidate shouldn't support Trump. I do believe every candidate support should Trump in this fight. But I got to tell you, we have to understand the fight. We have to understand the fight. And I know the common the idea is, listen, everybody, listen, everybody is going to be, for the most part, are going to be dropping out. Here's what I want. I want the best ideas and I want them to fight for it. And I realize there are some what do you call them, clinger ons? What do you call the people that are just grifters? There are grifters in the Trump movement like nobody's business. There are people out there just blowing smoke up your butt so that they can get clicks when they follow Trump. I'm just going to say it because I know a lot of people won't say it and I cannot stand it. Why? Because ultimately it is damaging to Trump. Ultimately, it is damaging to the conservative
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A highlight from The Mike and Mark Davis Daily Chat - 08/25/23
"Turbulent times call for clear -headed insight that's hard to come by these days, especially on TV. That's where we come in. Salem News Channel has the greatest collection of conservative minds all in one place. People you know and trust, like Dennis Prager, Eric Metaxas, Charlie Kirk, and more. Unfiltered, unapologetic truth. Find what you're searching for at snc .tv and on Local Now Channel 525. I need to know from my Broadway Maven friend Mike Gallagher how many productions of West Side Story have you seen? I think I've seen three and I'm just a pretender in terms of consumers of the compliment. That sounds like an absolute slur. No, no, no. Is that a slur? No, a maven is somebody who is immersed in something, an expert in something, somebody who is well versed in something. Broadway aficionado or as they say in Maryland affectionado. Great, great. Well, last night was a big night. Sit tight, sit tight, sit tight. I do everything for a reason. First answer the question. It's Leonard Bernstein's 120th birthday. I don't know. Close, close. How many times have you seen West Side Story? A few, a lot. It's probably either that or Man of La Mancha or I don't know what is my favorite but it is indeed Leonard Bernstein's birthday born this date 1918. There's a movie about him coming up in November with Bradley Cooper as Leonard Bernstein. A lot of drama about that controversy. Tell us why. Do you know why? Yeah, well he has a prosthetic nose apparently to try to recreate what Leonard Bernstein looked like. He had a big schnoz. He had a honker on him and Bradley Cooper doesn't so they did that but now all of a sudden it's Jew face which is just uncomfortable to say. It's like blackface where somebody white plays somebody black. It's like Broadway maven. No, it's not like that at all. So that's a stupid controversy. Bernstein's own family said we love Bradley Cooper. We love the movie. It'll come out. Now let's talk about the real life drama. The floor is yours, political maven Mike Gallagher. Let's talk drama. You know I love talking about swapping stories. So let me tell you a story. Let me first stipulate. I've got such a splendid team. I've got a team. I was thinking last night, Derek, Eric, Tracy, Adam, these are can -do people. They spring into action. You've got them there in Dallas. You've got Rhonda and of course all your great people around you, Gordon and Matt and everybody. We love to be surrounded by positive can -do people. So last night I get off the plane from Tampa. I'm in Atlanta. It's about 190 degrees here and I say to Derek, Derek, I gotta really hustle. I gotta drop my bags off. Give me the address of where the action is. Tell me where to go because I'm not sure, you know, the Fulton County system where he goes, got it, got it. And Derek goes fast. Sometimes when you go fast, you miss some key details. So he gives me the street address. Now I show up at the courthouse. It's a row of TV trucks. I'm thinking good. I'm in the right place. Look at all these TV trucks. But there are no people. So I'm now walking. Now bear in mind, I'm not kidding you. It is 100 degrees. I'm not exaggerating. It's literally 100 here and the humidity is about 200%. I'm schlepping around, schlepping around the courthouse and I can't find anybody. Finally I see a TV reporter and cameraman. I say, can you tell me where the protesters are? Oh yeah. Yeah. They're two blocks over. Cause I want to interview some people. I want to enter. I'm there to get the action, right? Of course. Of course. And I see a hundred TV trucks. It's gotta be, so I go to us two blocks over. So I go over and there's like a handful of like young people and they're like black and white kids. And I go into the crowd and I said, do you mind, Hey, I'm Mike from Salem radio network. You mind doing some interviews? Oh sure. Sure. I'm glad you're here. We'll talk. And they say, Hey, how are, why are you? They start talking about the police state and the, the, the, the, the authoritarians of the police department. I'm thinking, Oh gosh, I got a bunch of young pro Trumpers talking about the weapons, the weaponization of law enforcement. So then I bring it back to Trump and they look at me and they cock their heads and they say, Trump, I'm like, I said, finally the third kid I interview. And I started to notice there's a, I started to see, well, there's a rainbow flag over in the and background there's a black lives matter flag. This is a strange, this is a pro strange pro Trump group. I said, you're here for Trump. He said, Trump, we're here for Johnny. I said, who the heck is Johnny? Johnny is apparently somebody who was killed by the police. It's one of those police shooting protests. I get on the phone to Derek. I said, Derek, where are the peers? He goes, Oh, are you at the jail? I said, no, I'm at the courthouse. He said, Oh, you're in the wrong place. So now I said, please tell me the jail is a block away from here. It's just cause you're schvitzing like nobody's business. Try 25 minutes away. Try 20. Now, meanwhile, Trattup is, Tom Trattup is texting me saying, you better get there. He's landing. He's at the airport. Trump's on his way. I'm like, now I'm, now I'm running now. By now they've closed the highways because you see for a motorcade, that's one of the dog on his motorcades I've ever seen him. Well, but I want to talk about that with you in just a moment. Because he's just an ordinary prisoner, right? Exactly. Yeah. Just another prisoner. But now I can't get there because the roads are all closed for the motorcade. Cause I've been, you know, hanging out with black lives matter protesters, you know, giving them business cards and show materials. Let's go Donald Trump. And they're looking at me like I'm out of my mind. And then they're nice kids. I mean, they're just upset about a police shooting. Listen, let's put it this way. Let's stipulate Edward R. Murrow in the trenches covering the battle of the bulge. I ain't, I mean me walking around in a hundred degree weather trying to, so finally I get to within about two miles of the jail, the Uber driver Mustafa, who's already annoyed about the traffic. He drops me off two miles from the jail. And as CJ, the great engineer here in Atlanta put it, the jail is in the hood. The jail is in, I'm now walking, well, I'm in the hood walking the whitest guy in America and people are offering me drugs. I've got it. I had a discount on some crack. They're friendly people in Georgia. They're trying to do business with this, you know, white guy walking through the hood, clearly trying to find protesters. So it was unbelievable. And I'm not kidding you. It was, I will put it this way. Let me put this in a very dangerous neighborhood. Okay. And I am walking and I'm walking and I'm cursing and I'm saying I'm going to do things to Derek that third world countries do. I could not believe the position I was in. Anyway, long story short, I finally get there. As it turns out, when I got there, what comes pulling out of the Fulton County jail? The Trump motorcade. So I got video of the motorcade. I saw, you know, the whole procedure. I interviewed a bunch of people, white, black, pro -Trump, anti -Trump, and it all turned out, you know, fine. But it was interesting to talk to all the angry Atlantans who came out to witness this spectacle and they can't believe that their city is front and center in this disgraceful act of the prosecution of Donald Trump. You know, Biden yesterday celebrating the arrest as a great day to donate to his campaign. Did you see that vicious Nicole Wallace at MSNBC? Did you see what she did? Stifling a laugh. She's laughing about the fact that Trump was booked in a jail where two people had died. She thought that was funny. I mean, you know, the great Jesse Waters dressing down Jessica Tarloff calling her out for being giddy about the arrest. It's Christmas in August. It's Christmas in August for them. And as Jesse put it to the liberal on that, this is no time to celebrate. This is beneath you to celebrate, but they do celebrate this because it isn't serious. It isn't legitimate. I mean, this is brutal, just brutal. And, you know, I'm just trying to make sense of it all, Mark, with you and me, and we're trying to understand the enormity of it all. We're trying to survive this. And I will tell you that for people who live in Atlanta, who came in the brave, the heat to stand out there and wave a Trump flag or wave an American flag. I met a guy from South Dakota, incidentally, who came here in a truck convoy from South Dakota and a great. And incidentally, the guy was like, I can't believe I'm talking to you about two years ago. I was yelling at you on the radio when you was out driving and he was the nicest guy. We had such a great visit and we just commiserated about how low we've sunk. Historians are going to look back at this day and say, what were they doing? What did they do? Do you think they will? Well, I won't give you my speech on historians again. Historian is like a constitutional scholar. It's a law. I'm pretty serious, too. It is a lost profession. Historians are political hacks. If Trump does prevail in this, and especially if he is elected and wins, the historians who seem to be working today and dominating today will say that America missed an opportunity to heap accountability onto an evil leader who is elected by the enthralled cult worshiping masses. That's what today's brand of historian will say. I pray to God historians pull their heads out and realize what is happening. Well, I saw Jonathan Turley when I got back to the hotel and I put the cold compresses on my forehead and I got the smelling salts and I sat in the cold tub for two hours to try to recover. Again, a war correspondent I ain't. Jonathan Turley said something last night to Sean Hannity. It's a quick paragraph. I want to read this to you. He says, this is a law professor. And oh, and by the way, speaking of social media, Trump's back on Twitter. Back on Twitter. Eighty six million followers. How many likes? I wonder how many? How many views? I'll look while you share the quote. Go ahead. The quote is this is Jonathan Turley's exact words. This is criminalizing the challenge of elections. You have a Democrat prosecutor saying, how dare you challenge a Democrat victory? That's it. And it's been done before by Democrats, including this one. Red State found all these instances of Fannie Willis questioning the outcome of elections. She's done it before. You have a Democrat prosecutor saying, how dare you challenge a Democrat victory? The case is based on the theory that Trump was it was challenging this election illegally was pointed out. This is the eleven thousand. I need to find eleven thousand votes. The way the way she portrayed that phone call. These are Jonathan Turley's words, Mark. The way she portrayed that phone call is evidence of the bias and unfairness of aspects of this indictment. And to the left and to the Trump haters, this is the whole indictment. I need how many? Eleven thousand. Eleven thousand. Jonathan Turley said it makes perfect sense when you're challenging an election to say, I only need eleven thousand photos or votes. That's not a lot in Georgia. That's not criminal. That's making a case for a recount. Especially when the number is especially when everybody woke up and found that things had changed crazily overnight in a number of states. And there were votes that were being counted that maybe shouldn't have something were being not counted that maybe should have. So, OK, in that fog of uncertainty, find me eleven thousand legal actual real votes. And let's see what we can do here. There's nothing illegal about that. There's nothing criminal about that. And that's their whole case.
A highlight from Bidens Disastrous Visit To Hawaii & Are Covid Mandates Coming Back?
"This is your source for breaking news and what to make of it all. This is the Mike Gallagher Show. So, this is surrender week for Donald Trump, as well as the 18 others charged with racketeering in Georgia. These indictments actually are solidifying Trump's support. Pretty much everything that NBC News and the New York Times have told you about the war in Ukraine is a lie. Democrats only blame climate change for their own incompetence. Here's what really happened. Now, from the relieffactor .com studios, here's Mike Gallagher. Oh my gosh. I don't even know where to begin. I don't even know how to start this hour. I am reeling from everything that's coming at us. And if I feel this way, I can only imagine how you feel. The American people are dumbfounded at what we're witnessing north, south, east, west. Look around at the condition of this country. We got to get this country back. And I don't know how we do it. We got a commander in chief who yesterday mumbled through a disastrous speech in Lahaina where authorities fear a thousand people are still missing from these wildfires. In Hawaii, not Ukraine, Maui, United States of America. One of our states, the president shuffled over to meet with Maui wildfire victims. And you know what he said to them? I had a fire in my house once too. And of course, being a high profile guy, the fire is well documented. It was a small kitchen fire. And Joe Biden, I mean, first went on about the tragic passing of his first wife and daughter in a 1970s car accident. Now, I know about loss. I've lost people. I can't imagine me going to your loved one's funeral and saying, hey, you know what? My wife died too. I mean, this man is out of his mind. This guy, and I don't think we can give him a pass. I get, I'm really over saying, well, he's senile. Well, he's senile. No, maybe he's just an awful human being. Maybe he's a narcissistic bad guy. This guy's a narcissist. I saw this clip. Derek played this clip for me. And I said, Derek, stop it. Stop, stop faking me out with videos. He said, Mike, I'm telling you that he said it. I said, Derek, he did not say this. This is a comedian. This is an actor. This, you bear in mind when I play this clip that he had a small kitchen fire that was contained. And that small kitchen fire is what he wanted to tell the grieving people of Hawaii. They have almost a thousand people they can't account for. And this is what the commander in chief said when he was almost forced, I guess, to finally go visit Hawaii and show his support. I don't want to compare difficulties, but we have a little sense, Jill and I, what it's like to lose a home. Years ago, now, 15 years ago, I was in Washington doing Meet the Press. It was a sunny Sunday and lightning struck at home on a little lake that's outside of our home and on a lake, a big pond and hit a wire and came up underneath our home into the heating ducts, the air conditioning duct. Make a long story short, almost lost my wife, my 67 Corvette and my cat. I give you my word that actually happened. That was actually a speech that came out of his mouth. If you're living in Hawaii right now, you've got to be going out of your minds. In fact, I saw the video of people lining the streets, giving in the middle of finger and saying blank you as his motorcade arrived. And what's the media going to do about this one? Hey, news media, you're going to you're going to crucify him the way you spent four years crucifying Donald Trump? Of course not. Of course not. And you know what? You want to know what really sickens me? For all of the bombast and the bluster and the braggadocious persona of Donald Trump, he would never, ever do something like that. He would never denigrate a grieving community like that. By bragging about his small kitchen fire 15 years ago, you've got to be kidding me. You think this guy's going to be on the ballot next year? No way, not a chance. There's a lot of things I'm not sure about, but I am I guarantee if he's in this, if he's willing to say things like that today. And again, don't just give him the pass. Don't just say he's senile. I'm sorry, this is rough and I'm going to have to apologize for what I'm about to say, but this man is rotten to the core. He is a rotten, awful, narcissistic human being. And I know that's harsh, but hey, who cares? That pales in comparison to what they said about the 45th president. And what they're going to say about him on that debate stage tomorrow night. And you know the worst part about the debate tomorrow night? There won't be anybody to refute the crap they're going to throw at Trump. Now, if they're smart, they'll barely mention Trump. I suspect they're not because they're not smart and they can't resist it. They can't resist bagging on the guy. So when they do and when they attack him, there won't be anybody to defend him. You think Brett Bear is going to defend him? You think Martha Macau, you think Asa Hutchinson is going to say anything? Maybe Vivek, maybe Vivek Ramaswamy. I don't know. I am so fired up today and I feel like we are. I just got a text message, Mike, I'm having the same Tuesday you're having. We've all stepped into the twilight zone. Well, you know the good news? I'm normal, relatively speaking, you're normal. We got a lot of us normals who are going to get this country back and we must. Welcome aboard. It's Tuesday, an epic week, August the 22nd, 2023. We're in the Relief Factor studios. Our number is 800 -655 -MIKE. You know what us normals do? We congregate, we gather, we hold on to each other for dear life. So let's do that right now. I want a bunch of calls. Honest to gosh, give me your honest reaction to Joe Biden traveling to Hawaii and talking about his wife's car accident where she was killed in the 70s and the kitchen fire that was contained 15 years ago. That was how he felt he needed to comfort the people of Hawaii by. I gotta, tell me you think he's gonna be on the ticket next year. There's no way. 800 -655 -MIKE, 800 -655 -6453. Hope you join us. Watch The Mike Gallagher Show anywhere, anytime on the Salem News Channel app. Download it on your favorite device today and take Mike wherever you go. Stream anywhere on any device. The Mike Gallagher Show on TV right in your pocket. I'm bringing you the love, the truth, get ready, get ready.
A highlight from The Incompetence Of Biden & Kamala Harris Is Stunningly Apparent
"This is your source for breaking news and what to make of it all. This is the Mike Gallagher Show. We always ask people, who do you want to see be the 2024 nominee? And six months ago, Ron DeSantis, he would always come up. He was the first one. If it wasn't Trump, it was him. People don't even mention it right now. They're not your kids, Joe. I'm sorry. And it also took you four and a half years to even acknowledge your own granddaughter in Arkansas. And we really could see Trump and maybe even up to a dozen other people face charges early this week. Now, from the ReliefFactor .com studios, here's Mike Gallagher. What a weekend. The Iowa State Fair. We want Trump. The crowd went wild as Ron DeSantis was literally overshadowed by Trump at the Iowa State Fair. You know, I'm going to say this, I've been saying it over and over again, and some people give me grief for it. In fact, Barbara came up to me at the event in San Diego the other night and said that she wanted me to be all in for Trump and I'm not supportive enough of Trump, which is news to me since I always get criticized for being too far in the tank for President Trump. But I'm sorry, I'm not going to deceive you or pretend that DeSantis is being treated really unfairly. Are you listening to him? Are you paying attention to what he says, what he offers? I believe that he should have waited until 2028. And I would dream of a Trump DeSantis ticket in 2024. But everything DeSantis says is exactly what America wants from a president. He's being treated really, really unfairly. Not a whole lot around that. And let's face it, if Biden is the nominee, I don't want to jinx this, but anybody should be able to beat him. Did you hear what he said over the weekend about the wildfires in Hawaii? Now this has been a devastating event. Thousands and thousands and thousands of people have lost everything. That one historic town is completely wiped out. People were jumping into the into the ocean to escape the flames. It's just a hellscape, right? So there's Biden on the beach again, again, man lives on the beach. He's only been on vacation in the two and a half years or so that he's been president about 40 weeks. Hey, Derek, would you get me a fact check on that for me, please? I want to get the exact amount of vacation time that Grandpa Joe has been taking since he was sworn into office after the spectacularly efficient and effective and pristine election of 2020, where nothing went wrong and people just revolted and a record amount of votes for the guy who never left his basement, who never campaigned, Joe Biden. Let's find out just exactly how many weeks of vacation he's been gone. Well, I'll get you that number in just a moment. But I want to play this clip of you because I saw this report on social media from a Bloomberg reporter covering Biden. And the reporter said Justin Sink from Bloomberg reported after a couple of hours on the Rehoboth, Delaware beach, Biden was asked about the rising death toll in Hawaii. No comment, he said, before heading home. I thought there's no way there's no way he can't be that out of it. He can't be that cruel. He can't be that detached. He can't be that addled. There's no way he's going to give a no comment to a reporter asking about the death toll in Hawaii. Now, this video and audio is a little hard to hear. Adam's going to crank it up as loud as he can. But there is video evidence of Biden's callousness. Will you come talk about the Hawaii response, Mr. President? He stood there. Any comment about the rising death toll in in Maui? And he said, no, no comment and walked away. No comment in his golf shirt with his stupid baseball cap on after he stumbled around the I'm beach. going to get a number here in just a moment. I want you to, I'm going to fact, I'll get a fact check here on how many weeks he's been on vacation. I know it's been almost half the time he's spent in office. Unbelievable. So Trump or DeSantis or Vivek or whoever it's going to be is going to be able to get on the debate stage and say, do you plan to work in your next term? Three hundred and fifty two days. He's been on vacation. Three hundred and fifty two days. I'm just going to divide this up as 50 weeks, 50. I thought it was 40. He's been on vacation for 50 with not 15, 50, 50 weeks. I mean, gosh, no wonder Eric Hanson was gone for two solid weeks. He's following a page from the Joe Biden playbook. You know, hey, if you're going to if you're going to go big or go home, forget this couple of days off at a time, take two weeks off, take four. Next time, Eric's going to take four weeks off instead of two. And Eric, too, has to go to the beach. Everybody needs like beach time. Everybody needs like mental health clearance time. Cars don't work. Stay home. OK. Guess Uber doesn't work. I guess Uber doesn't. I'm telling you what, the whole world's going crazy. If everybody around you is going nuts. What do you do about it? And of course, my wife always used to say, maybe it's not them, Mike. Maybe it's not them. Speaking of family, many thanks to everybody who's been praying for my son, Trevor. He had a surgery the other day when I was out in San Diego for our big event out there. Trevor had his toes amputated on his right foot because of his diabetes, who is always the cruel irony that Trevor is the athletic fit one that really just doesn't seem fair. You know, he loves to be he's very, very physical, very athletic, very active. They thought they were going to amputate his foot because of an infection that he got in his in his foot. Instead, they just amputated the toes. He says he's doing great. I talked to him a lot over the weekend, talked to him late last night. He said, Dad, it's the weirdest thing that phantom pain they talk about is real because my toes hurt. And he goes, I don't have any toes on that right foot. And of course, he sent me some videos and pictures. And I tried to be the strong dad without, you know, fainting as he's showing me his new foot. But he's a tough, tough young man and he's a warrior. And I am absolutely grateful for the prayers and the warm wishes that I've gotten from so many people for our family. His older brother is there. Brian's taking care of him. His daughter, Lily, is taking care of him. My other son, Matthew, is going into Minneapolis today to take care of him. So many, many, many, many thanks to the prayers for Trevor Gallagher. Of course, yep, he's the same one that had the car accident. Listen, when you see the car that he was driving when he was in the head on collision, do we still have that video, that picture that we can send out? Isn't it car at 800 -655 -MIKE? And you send and we'll send you back the picture of the car that Trevor was in, the head on crash in Arlington, what was that, a year ago, year and a half ago? And I knew with all the challenges he's had with diabetes, he was in this terrible car accident and he broke his legs, his knees. I mean, he had, gosh, he was banged up. Poor kid was banged up big time. I say kid, young man, what is he, 40 now. But lucky to be alive. But I remember after when I went to the hospital the day after his accident, I was thinking, gosh, I hope to heck he does not have further complications with his diabetes as a result of the accident. And inevitably that is what happened. So anyway, many thanks to the prayers that so many of you have been have been extending for Trevor. He's going to be just fine. I think it is right. Do we have it? Is that right, Derek? Yeah, keyword car. So if you send the keyword car to the MyPillow text line, which is 800 -655 -MIKE, you'll get a picture back of the car that Trevor was driving. He was in a head on collision. He's going about 50 miles an hour. How he survived that thing, I mean, I see that car and I just get a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach again. The car caught on fire. I mean, he literally had to break out of the door and crawl out on his badly broken legs. Both of his legs were shattered pretty badly.
The Abortion Issue Causes Republicans To Keep Losing Elections
"Derek and Tracey and I just had a boisterous argument about what happened in Ohio two days ago. Now, I was off yesterday. Do we dare touch this, guys? Because all I'm going to do is get in trouble. I guarantee you Tracey is looking at me. I'm going to get in trouble for pointing out that Ann Coulter has a warning that by the time Republicans wake up to the reality of abortion politics, there will be no elected Republicans left. And Ann is right. Hate to break it to you. We have now lost in every single state on abortion issues since Roe v. Wade was overturned. And I remember when Roe v. Wade was overturned and our phones were flooded by Republican women who were going to vote Democrat because they don't want any restrictions on abortion in their state. They don't want to be told what to do with their – now listen, I'm a pro -life guy. I'm a pro -life American and I fight every minute I can. I've told you for a long time about the stork buses from Save the Storks, ultrasounds on these mobile medical clinics and you were great to support Save the Storks. I'm not abandoning my pro -life beliefs. But here's what's going to happen. This is what Ann Coulter said. And you already know what happened in Ohio probably. There was a decisive defeat. What even close? And poor Tracey is like, was there election fraud? All this is going on at once. Why aren't people – why isn't everybody voting for Republicans right now? We've got to be unified. People aren't voting for Republicans on these abortion politics because women, Republican women are going to vote Democrat on this issue of abortion restrictions and I hate it. It makes me crazy. But women are saying this is their argument and I've heard it. I'm talking Republican women, not blue -haired progressive hippie women. I'm talking solid Republican women from red states. Leave my body alone. That's what they're saying.
"derek" Discussed on Game of Crimes
"And we finally got to the point we went up and we said, we got to rotate a couple people out because there's nothing but lead weights. They don't, they don't do shit. Walk, and as you know, in the government's notorious for this, when they need to assign a body to one of these kind of projects, they dump the dead wood. They just dump whoever's not working. They want to get rid of them. And unfortunately, then you can't get the job done. Does that old saying in the government, right? If you want something done right, you give it to a busy person. Right? Isn't that the case, right? You have like 10%, 15% of the hard charges, and you have to get the job done. So you give it to them, but anyway, they get overworked, they get pissed off. The morale goes down. But yeah, that stuff back in those days was very exciting for me and also to learn so much about really what was going on in the beltway with the lack of information sharing. So I had to bring some reality to all of these meetings and maybe some people thought I was out of my mind, but again, I tell people all the time. Don't confuse passionate with crazy. I may be, you may think I'm crazy, but I'm just passionate who gives a shit about the country and the people and I took my job serious and so yeah, some people want to try to twist that all the time. Just a factoid here. I still have your business card you gave me from that mating. Interesting. Well, I still had some of the stuff that you put together when I was at SOD for years because I used to go back and refer to some of the concepts to try to learn because it was overwhelming me. So thank you. But you know, Derek, you made a good point there that, you know, they give it to the busy people, but then the bureaucrats are still complaining.
"derek" Discussed on Top Advisor Marketing Podcast
"And welcome to another top advisor marketing. podcast now. And a lot of you who've listened to podcasts for awhile wonder where some of these guests come from. And some of the guests come from lincoln and personal connections and private connections and a lot of times through strategic partnerships. But this one's very personal to me. And i'll tell you why i have known our guest today since i was fourteen years old. And it's so fun to me because where he's gone in life and where i've gone in life for to fairy very divergent sort of tracks but now things are starting to come together. And here's why so. Derek has a phd right. So let's start there so he's way farther advanced than i am in any sort of educational component. He's been a professor for forever. I mean really for a really really long time. But most importantly he's published three books. He's an award-winning poet. And he's an amazing creative writer. I wanted to have them on the show because we have actually hired him to help us right more effectively in him. And i were talking one day. We were like holy crap. You know what. Maybe maybe you should do this for some other people. Because you've been so successful in doing it with us so derek. Thanks for being here brother and welcome to the show us an absolute pleasure to be here and i have to say you are working with just an exceptional team and it really is extraordinary to be able to contribute man. It was so much fun. We were just talking to jessica who somebody that you work with. Very deeply and a lot of our audience knows because she's our director of marketing here. She speaks so highly of you. I'm sure that the people who are listening are thinking my god. This guy is a poet and he's published three books. What is he really going to teach us. Derek what have you learned from publishing those three books. Specifically that's applicable to our audience. I think one of the things. That's most important to me and one of the greatest lessons that i can share is that writing is not a singular endeavor. It is not just something that a single person does. I think we have this myth that as with the artist as with the director of films. It's one person's vision. One person is making this happen. It's not true at all all great writing. The best of writer has everything to do with eighteen. Whether it's the writer a writer and an editor a writer a writing room is not a single person going off into the wilderness to make this happen on her his own. This involves a team of people and the sooner you recognize that in the sooner you can lean into that stronger. writings have been going to become. The clear message is going to be heard not just written but heard and the more fun. You're going to have at this because for so many of us writing is in agony..
"derek" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast
"You know they got out of it. But it's just a little alarming. That years people are still getting it and having no idea how they got it. Oh was it at my son's literally game was that at you know was was it from the uber driver who took me from pointing to point. Be like it's definitely. I was definitely more optimistic. The last few times. I've seen you on zooms with when this is going to end. Yeah i mean look the first to say all pandemic sent every pandemic has ended and this one is going to end to when it ends you know hopefully in the next few months and not something that lasts several years i definitely feel like delta was it was a steroidal challenge like whatever covert look like in march delta was covert on steroids and the vaccines clearly have held up on the infection side as well as people were hoping they would hold up in march and april but were they'd held up really really well is on the most important fronts. They've held up really well and severe illness and it held up really well on deaths. And that's why you see month that germans that the line between unvaccinated deaths and vaccinated mortality continues to grow and grow grow so. I don't think that the last few months have made the decision of get vaccinated. Don't get vaccinated more complicated. If anything i think it simplified it because delta is been so much more contagious that it's all the more deadly for people that aren't vaccinated. But absolutely i i. I wish that we were still in the april world where it looked like we would have finally beat this thing We might just be a year off at some point. The combination of explanations national unity and unfortunately deaths will will end this pandemic and hopefully it is the next few months. This one's for both you. And then derek you can go Brian you take it. I do you feel like the way. The media has covered kobe and and the cove porn that we basically had where it's like. I go on my apple news and you see the four stories on the left and one of them is always like a unvaccinated. Mom dies of co vaccinated. Mom has complications or whatever combined with The fact that we don't talk about hospitalizations and deaths as much as we talk about kobe cases where it seems like hospitalizations and deaths have dropped significantly and it seems like the mainstream media should really be focusing on that hammering home because it's the best case to get the vaccine but yet it's always about cova cases cova cases and it's always leaning toward you know kind of extreme examples or some crazy story and things like that just from a media coverage standpoint. Are we doing a good enough job yet. It's an interesting question. i mean i feel. I've tried to really avoid those kinds of stories and listened to smart people like derek and read smart people like derek on the subject. Because if there's ever been subject where you pick two or three people and just went with them for the entire. The pandemic and sort of probably collapsed. Your maybe your news reading into a handful of people. This has been one of them for me. And i don't mean you should read widely and all that kind of stuff. But i've just tried to find people i like and i trust and read them and sorta shut out a lot of that noise. I've done the same. Derek what do you think i think fit one of the one of the pre existing conditions the media that has been exposed by this virus is the fact that sometimes when we're very confused we have a very small number of hands to play and one of them is the shame game. And you see that. I think you know certainly on. I think i think you'll see a too much on.
"derek" Discussed on GSMC Baseball Podcast
"Up everybody. Welcome back into this segment so as you just heard. We just talked about derek. Jeter play known as the flip and the reason that it really actually happened was because of the nine eleven attacks which we just had the twentieth anniversary of and the start of the playoffs was delayed. In the season's end was extended past these walked over timeframe and because of that the yankees advanced to the two thousand one world series to face the arizona diamondbacks game four mark. The time marked the first time that any non exhibition. Mlb game had been played in the month of november and an extra innings. Jeeter hit a game winning home. Run off of breed. Sheehan kim and the words. Mr november flashed on the scoreboard alluding to the former yankee legend. Reggie jackson whose nickname. Obviously as mr october despite the homerun though jeter slumped the plate he denied injuries. Were factored though a fall into the photographers box. Trying to catch. A foul ball may have aggravated an earlier. Hamstring injury jeeter hit just a buck. Forty eight in the world series as the lost in seven games. Jeter hit two ninety. seven with eighteen. Home runs seventy five. Rbi one hundred and twenty one runs scored one hundred. Ninety one hits career-best thirty two stolen bases. During the regular season. He led the major league in stolen. Base percentage with a ninety one point four percent getting caught only three times and he made his fifth all-star appearance in the two thousand two season. Excuse me the anaheim. Angels defeated the yankees and the lds on the way to winning their world series from two thousand and three to two thousand eight. Is this next section. We're going to be talking about today. On opening day of the two thousand three season jeeter dislocated his left shoulder when he collided with the toronto blue jays. Catcher ken huckabee huckabee. Excuse me at third base and he was placed on the on the dl for six weeks. In ms thirty six games he had never played fewer than hundred and forty games. Prior to in the prior fool seven seasons jeeter returned to bat three twenty four finishing third in batting average to bill to bill mueller. Who had a three twenty six average and manny ramirez. I believe finished second steinbrenner. Then named jeeter. The captain the yankees on june third of two thousand and three following eight seasons out captain after don mattingly retired in one thousand nine hundred five that postseason. Derek jeter batted. Three fourteen with two home runs five. Rbi and ten runs scored across seventeen games including three hits in game. Three of the o. Three world series against the florida. Marlins all the only three hits josh beckett actually allowed during the game jeter committed a crucial air though in the game six loss. And the marlins won the series in six games the yankees then went out to acquire. Alex rodriguez from the texas rangers in the three. Oh four season. Rodriguez had two. Gold gloves are already at shortstop and was considered the best shortstop in baseball derek. Jeter though who had no gold gloves at the time remained the team. Starting shortstop alex rodriguez moved to third. Base rodriguez is fielding range. Allow jeter to succeed. Grand to his right to rodriguez and she to his left. Feeling balls to his left as a weakness in that was identified by scouts. So it was. That was one reason why they ended up deciding to do that which i mean. Yeah he cheat a little bit more. but honestly i'd rather have just a short staff that i know can get the ball. The aki get the ball. If i'm going to be honest with you. Like i i know. He's the captain but he doesn't have to be the starting shortstop i know he's been at shortstop we could put them at second base instead. Find another third baseman. Maybe i would have much rather i rather have seen. Alex rodriguez at shortstop Especially after his first few seasons in the mix but regardless jeter is at shortstop and a-rod is now at third base then. Rodriguez is fielding. Range was very good for the yankees but the thousand four season began with jeeter mired in a slump and at one point only getting one hit in a span of thirty six. Abc's through april. He hit one sixty and his improved to seventy seven by the all star break in july jeeter. Made the all star team and finished the season with a two ninety ninety-two average twenty. Three home runs the second most of his career and seventy eight. Rbi's one hundred eleven runs scored career-best forty four doubles which broke the yankees single season record for doubles by a shortstop besting. Tony kubiak thirty. Eight and nineteen sixty one or excuse me yet is. Cuba is cubic. I think the attorney kubrick's thirty eight sixty one. But he batted three sixty wine with a team leading four. Rbi as the yankees defeated the minnesota twins in the two thousand four lds jeeter struggled in the ale hitting only two hundred with one extra base hit as the yankees lost the series to boston. Red sox in seven games despite winning the first three. And we'll definitely go back and look at that Probably more toward the time of the ale the s. Because that's just a story that i got to cover But i'd have to recover. I should say. I wanna bring that that one out back out to forefront. I guess you could say but in the twelfth inning of a tied game on july first two thousand and four against their rivals. The boston red sox trot nixon hit a pop fly down the left field line and ran from his position at shortstop to make an over the shoulder catch and he watched himself over the third base side railing in two rows and into rows of seats receiving a lacerated chin and bruised face the yankees went on to win the game in the bottom of the thirteenth and this play was voted the play the year in this year in baseball awards. Competition as voted on by fans. Mlb dot com following the. Oh four.
"derek" Discussed on The Bronx Pinstripes Show - Yankees MLB Podcast
"New york new york state division of tourism as part of the regional economic development council initiative to stay up to date with the release of each episode of hall of fame connections. Follow the baseball hall of fame social media channels at baseball facebook twitter instagram and youtube. He received the second highest percent of all time. Mario moreno and then over there you go. I think griffey juniors the third. Both i think like two people didn't vote for griffin like the. I'm not this is not going to be a conversation about the hall of fame voting. We've done that. i hate it. Let's not do that again but yeah it was a it was a i enjoyed the afternoon overall. Datta was thought it was fun. And i thought that yet jeeter speech was great and made me a little sad. Also we'll set because well let's soldier. Does it pose emotions. Oppose it your your strings. Because you're remembering how how joyous occasions where in the past and they are exactly that they're gone there in the past. They're only live them. You can't relive them. You can think about them. So there's there's a happiness element of that of nostalgia but there's also that emotional sadness that that's mixed into this discussion chemical craziness that that makes you feel something different but it's it. It's all good in the end. It's like because. I know i was watching him. Speak and as. I will never care about baseball player as much as cared about derek. Jeter again in my entire life. That's true so that that ends. Because i'm no longer a child like i know why i know why the answer part of it. Not not not not to say that some people don't care deeply about the teams even if the yankees somehow turns shit around once again this year and win a world series. Aaron judge leads them to the next five world series. I'm not going to care about. Aaron judge the way i cared about derek jeter. 'cause i not thirteen years old so i will say this. I will say this that that that aaron judge has probably given me as close of a feeling of like. I don't even know how to describe it but jeeter was like the guy you know even going through it. I don't think i ever labeled him as like my guy when he was playing. I never if someone asked me who. My favorite new york. Yankee was i would say i would probably say mattingly i would say cheaters up there but for whatever reason it felt like the easy answer so it was never like the answer even though in the at the end of the day like if you had to choose one person from that the one person and even if you you would you grew up like a polo guira tino. Guira bernie guy. I bet a lot of those people who would say jeeter. Because i think it was kind of assumed almost right it was like you assume jeeter was that guy to say. Who's your guy right exactly. That's a great way to put it. Was everyone's favorite player. Who was the player. Other than jeeter that you liked mine foligno yours was don mattingly but yes it was before it was a different like era. Yours was burning or someone's was petted or someone's was freaking tino martinez. Whoever was everyone had guy other than jeeter but it was always jeeter and another guy and but yeah exactly so i think judge got me back to that point where you know. I can really rally behind one player. He makes it easy at least that he did for me. A lot of people get get on him about the injury stuff. Which i think is just whatever that's part of it like dirt. She's freaking lincoln with jefferson in his speech like he played every day. Like i understand that. I understand that. There's also a piece of this. Where if judge were put in a position and had the winning years that jeter had. I don't know even even if even though we're older we're still going to. That piece of your childhood comes back when winning habits winning is different euphoria winnings the cure all in. I think it makes you feel differently about people to they were primed for it. We don't need to rehash this but they were primed for it at the end of two thousand seventeen and it hasn't happened yet sons a bitches that's gonna that's gonna do it. I hope they watch today's speech and understand. What did you see this. Did you see the pictures from yankee stadium. They headed up on the big board and there was a bunch of guys out in centerfield watching but not everybody but not everybody who was missing today by the way. That's that's what we you know. We didn't even talk about that from last night. I know this is not about that. We'll talk about that. And friday now ruined the derek jeter episode with injury. Talk i mean saris the yeah. We'll do a friday fives. I the picture that circulated from like the reporters and stuff were from the from the booth. So you couldn't tell who's who's out there watching but there were guys out there watching. I'd say maybe twenty guys out there watching so hope you guys have enjoyed derek. Jeter day we did. A couple throwback episodes the a brief history episode on how derek jeter fell to the yankees in the draft. He did mention the scout which which was one thing that we said would happen. He mentioned grouch. Gouge grouch the scout. And then also the top five career moments of derek. Jeter with scott. And i recorded about a year and a half ago go check those episodes out for nostalgia purposes and also check out the episode. I did talking to johnny judah. Who's a blue jays. Fanny also has his own podcast interviews carton and former players so busy day on the bronx pinstripes feed any parting words on the derek jeter ceremony. I just i. I enjoyed hearing. Talk about everything i thought he did. A good job Nothing never need the national anthem. Yeah you know. it's it's cool. How those guys can titled together. I hope they get some opportunities to to to hang out together. He mentioned afterwards. He hadn't really hung out with them. I'm sure because of the whirlwind of the day and who who knows what kind of like kovic protocols they have in place. I don't know but i hope they get an opportunity to have a you know a roundtable steak dinner. Hopefully somebody records it so that we can watch later right. We will talk to you guys again on friday. We'll do a friday five talking about every bad.
"derek" Discussed on Yanks Go Yard: A New York Yankees podcast
"Just an incredible baseball player up until the moment when his ankle snapped in the 2012 playoffs, which signaled the end of the era because he came back the next year wasn't the same. You know, was very much a 40 plus year old man, by the time he retired. But right up until 2012, he was incredible, which is sort of an underrated part of his legacy too, 'cause you remember they're regressing Jeter, you remember he couldn't stay on the field in 2013 and in 2014 the endless farewell tour and the angels gave him a surfboard. And that's when he started to get the shark and it was like, all right, he can't play anymore. Everybody who's saying that is right, but up until 2012 he was a valuable. He had an unbelievable 2012 season one of the 2006 MVP Justin Warnock took it from him. Just a great baseball player. Every girl in my class loved Eric Jeter and third and fourth grade. I remember being the contrarian and just trying to like other people because everybody liked Derek Jeter. But there's nothing not to like about Derek Jeter and yeah, as a bygone era where the Yankees competed every day and you knew you couldn't get rid of them and they didn't punt games in the 6th inning. And it's just a different error to watch baseball. And I miss it very much and congratulations Derek on your well deserved induction. Congratulations to Larry walker, Ted Simmons, Marvin Miller, too. Hell of a year, very excited to watch the ceremony. That is it for this mini sad, getting off my soil box. I'm Adam wandering if you can find me on Twitter at and wonder if you can find us on Apple podcast Google podcast, Spotify wherever you get your podcasts, jobs, 5 star review along with mailbag question will be more than happy to answer it. Thomas Karen auntie, where can the people find you? I'm at Tommy's underscore takes. You can also find us at yanko yard dot com plenty of content there for you. You can also talk to us on the official link because our Twitter account at inks go your FS where I was ripped last night for saying Albert abraha was that good. I don't know. I just don't know. At this point, what take is gonna make someone happy? I really don't understand spoiler alert to everybody who listened to the end of the podcast. Now you get to know whose tweet you hated. Yeah. Well, we should do mean tweets for all the shit that we tweet that everybody hates and we'll just read people trashing us for just like basic takes. Where do God, this is the worst Yankee count on Twitter? You guys are stands for the everybody should be a Derek Jeter Stan instead of an Albert bray you stand in his 5.71 FIP over 20 innings of baseball. Got us out of a couple of jams in Chicago. That was great. I loved that. Still not that good. Yep. And I did mention before the Derek tutor was the captain during the championship runs he obviously was not. It was afterward, but the Yankees run set the tone for him to become the captain. Just wanted to clarify that. Love you jeet's. Congratulations, buddy. Congratulations to our close personal friend. We'll see you on Friday. Let's get a win or two. How about it?.
"derek" Discussed on Yanks Go Yard: A New York Yankees podcast
"Era, baseball is a story, beginning to end. You can not tell the story of a baseball that Derek Jeter's extremely meaningful contributions. He owns signature moment after a signature moment. If you're not a fan of the Yankees, I understand why you wouldn't want to watch them again. I don't want to watch David Ortiz's home runs, but Derek Jeter is intrinsic to the fabric of the game from 1995 to roughly 2012. He deserves to be celebrated. He would be and I'm gonna go one, I'm gonna go one more here. People say Jeter wouldn't be celebrating the same manner if he played in Kansas City or Milwaukee. I'm gonna go another level and say he would be much more celebrated if he'd played against the city or Milwaukee and was just as great. Do you see what they say about George Brett? He is the leader of an entire generation of fans for the entire Midwest. People think George Bret is unimpeachably a God. If they're generated play one of these small cities and won one to two World Series surrounded by good teams in these tinier baseball towns, he would be he would be the first 101 percenter Hall of Famer. He suffers from being a Yankee because people have Yankee fatigue. That's my hottest take it and I'm putting that on you. Do you agree or disagree? I agree with CCC Matthew played a half season with the brewers and he's still a legend there. Like he's gonna get a statue. Yeah. Derek Jeter, I mean, it's hilarious because now all of a sudden when people have whole definitive Hall of Fame cases and it's someone you don't like. Then we're gonna dive into the contrarian statistics. And we're gonna look at advanced defensive stats and how they weren't that great. And why that should knock him down a peg as one of the all time greats. I and that's the same people who will argue that that, you know, if you don't have enough championships, why do you deserve to be in the hall fame? It's just every argument is to satisfy the
"derek" Discussed on The Bronx Pinstripes Show - Yankees MLB Podcast
"Price is an asshole. That's why nobody likes him. The game stop. There was a standing ovation. Both dugouts came out to cheer him the game. Stop for a number of minutes. When i was watching the clip. I i laugh because they kept showing the the booth or not the booth the the the box that all his family was in and minka kelly in there. Yeah yeah well that that was the that was the year. I think they did the. Hbo special to with with minka. We all thought it was the one like and would never i just. I figured jeter would never agree to this unless mak- was the one that was like there's no way jeeter's what she felt bad because i think she was the one. I think jeeter's very calculated in these ways. I mean you hear these gerald williams tales of these parties and everything else that was going down those days very jealous in a box very calculated and in that special. That was the first time we got behind the curtain on jeeter and i remember that maybe this was set up for the interviews like he wanted to take any personality out of his apartment but i remember his apartment sterile. Yeah there was like no furniture. It was like a pool table and a couple of chairs. And that's your was weird. I agree just like freaky. I want to. I would love to get. Gerald gerald williams. I hope one day. I hope jeers like what f it right. The book right the book. You know what. I've done everything now. You know why he can't at this point because he did so much that people would get upset. Do you remember when. Espn ran that graphic of derek jeter of the actual baseball positions with all of the girls that he dated mariah carey. I remember the graphic jessica alba. This was two thousand nine or two thousand and ten that they rent maybe even a few years after that. Can you imagine if espn ran that graphic today the outrage from so many angles so bad so many angles. That was a graphic run on espn television. That's hilarious that's a. That's definitely not something. That would fly a not even not even close number two mr november for the first time in the history of major league baseball buying the world series during the month of november. And for very good reason.
"derek" Discussed on The Bronx Pinstripes Show - Yankees MLB Podcast
"Sahara on that no. I don't think so. I don't think so. He wasn't. how old is hana compared to jeeter. Well same age but -posedly five years younger and also very steroid. There was so many great shortstops a little bit before that time. Though barry larkin and omar vizquel. I mean there was was that was that was. Yeah but that was before that the nineties early two thousands was the age of the shortstop. Jeeter jeter was one of the first jeeter and a-rod we're one of the first big body guys there were other ripken was ripken was definitely The the guy leading the charge because live ripken was definitely a bigger than most and i think he kind of paved the way for some of these other guys anyway yet. They're the nomar jeeter thing. It's hilarious it's it's a good one. I'm glad the red sox out a little chuckle on that because it's not it's not close when you see the careers. Jeeter destroys always fun to remember number three dj three k. Church family kalamazoo one thing. Three two come three got together and written this script got told me to pick up three thousand hits the glorious history the charges you what david price stage everything he can handle two through some change. I think he finally drew a slider. What we've seen derek home runs. The other way we've seen a pulse of homerun juice. Some off speed pitches. Remember three thousand. Derek jeter this is another non. Playoff just isolated. This is a milestone moment for derek. Jeter his three thousand hit history with an exclamation point. I'm okay with that michael. Kay calls better than where fantasy becomes reality. Jeeter homerun off david price. I three thousand hit. He goes five for five in. That game ends up driving in the winning run in the eighth inning. This maybe you think it's too high. Maybe you think it should be higher lower. Whatever we all knew he was gonna get three thousand like you said barring a career ending injury he was gonna reach three thousand. Yeah but to do it with a home. Run as the first yankee going for five. After to that point in the season on july ninth derek. Jeter stat line was to fifty seven three twenty one. Three twenty nine yeah. He was struggling bad. That is dog shit. He was horrendous up until that moment and after the game he he said. I've been lying for a long time telling you guys. There was no pressure. The one time dirge feels pressure in his entire career is nothing to do with game importance and only do with like a personal milestone thankfully in the world series. He's he's cool. I'm good in the world series but in this in this personal moment when he was probably worried about detracting from the team. I got to get this out of the way so we can just move on with our season. He gets it off price and five for five. That was a to me that stood out as a moment and then he from there on out after that moment for the rest of the season hit three thirty eight three ninety two four two four fifty one so he was derek jeter again after he got that out of the way so again this one tells that tells the tale of why these moments are so different because of this. One is yeah. It's a it's a. It's a game in the middle of the year. But it's an it's an accolade that is huge and he does it in grand fashion. That's that's the thing with him. He's got that he's got the moment he's got the the i for for the big moment. He likes the dramatics. He likes all the the good stuff. It's not like you look at that guys like oh that guy is screaming for attention. Not like that kind of thing. She just likes the it seems like he's he's he's a magnet for big moments. It's just it's crazy how he does it in in fashion. And you can't even call it. We've had this debate on clutch for for a couple of weeks now like this isn't even clutch because it took forever to get there. But it's dramatic in the way in the way that it went down because everybody's trying to be at the stadium when this happens everybody's trying to get that one ticket to be at the stadium when this happens and it doesn't happen doesn't happen and people got lucky on that day. So the fact that he went five for five as as took boot with a home. Run to to to get that three thousand very baby. I mean there's that's just it's just you know a very big moment that epitomizes the who he is and how he does things he was only the second player in history to get his three thousand hit with a home run. The first is wade boggs and then obviously it a few years later. That always bothered me. Era did it as well. It just like really. You couldn't have just got a single up the middle a-rod you had to get a home run to. Yeah but wasn't it raining and there was nobody there which was that when he when it was raining in his final day is final game ever. It was a rain delay. Yeah that's right. And the next day was aaron. Judge day but no that was off. Justin verlander and i also believe justin verlander group fastball. Well again that's rice didn't groove derek. Jeter anything in his at bat. It was an eight pitch at bet and he hit a slider down in zone to left field..
"derek" Discussed on The Bronx Pinstripes Show - Yankees MLB Podcast
"Absolute mets murderer as he was his entire career killed allied his entire career. He's on top of the world in two thousand. His best statistical season is probably nine thousand. Nine hundred nine. But if you want to look at an isolated stretch of derek jeter's career. When did he peak. It's the nine hundred ninety nine to two thousand two year gap to your period. Yes yeah no. He was. He was phanom. And that's not even the the year i mean he had there. Were other guys in the league that were up gaudy numbers but when you talk about the mvp or something we. We don't talk about because he should have won. Mvp just the more no comes and steals it from later in his cousin six. I think yes but but any finished he. He was always in the top ten of mvp votes. But you you look at those. The numbers were so sweet with some of these guys are putting up easy to understand why jeeter never want it because his stat line was always fantastic was always like three thirty. Three batting average sixteen home runs a bunch of doubles great. But then you look at like juan gonzalez and he'd have fifty eight home runs and one hundred and fifty eight rb is like okay. I guess he's going to be the mvp right now. That's it and that's that's the thing with the year of when more no one it like there was nobody. There was nobody that had standout numbers that year. That were big gaudy power numbers. And you're looking at that like this is the year that jeeter absolutely needs to win it if not just talking about that one year because he had a phenomenal year but knowing what he's done as well because you don't think baseball writers think about that. They do the fact that he's a yankee probably hurt but they they do think about that. I don't care what they say they think about what's happened in the past. So that was still pisses. Me off agree sidebar. I bet it's still pisses derek. Jeter i bet to because he doesn't have you never got it so yeah move onto number four. The dive loops out the left. Beal play cheater on the road. Makes the water play by derek jeeter. Wow cheater really learn to talk to. You could see the redness in his face. Our death to be caught the he had to know that was going to happen. We just just full tilt. There's no way you could stop the one of the chair on his way. Down the chairs Candles or something like that no way get. Wow that's just all up here. Hostile pure got. I've gotta make the play. Nothing else matters. Oh my goodness. I'm.
"derek" Discussed on The Bronx Pinstripes Show - Yankees MLB Podcast
"York. So derek jeter moves into the leadoff spot. Both clubs have struggled to get their lead off men on base in this series. Jeeter has been in the leadoff spot before this year when not block was injured in particular and he goes to the specs way back what he's income right now. There's somebody over the yankee dugout saying we let our dog out there. Peter fifteen home runs this year and when he hits in the leadoff spot which he did twenty one times this year he could do that and give you a quick me with one swing. This was the one that we originally had as the runner up. And then we bumped it up because i don't know if this is a singular moment as much as it is what we're talking about here. Is derek jeter. Winning the two thousand world series. Mvp crushing the hopes and dreams of every met fan alive. If there was any doubt ever who own new york team owned new york could stare. Jeeter's the new york yankees in the new york mets. Well i mean it was never really a question Yeah they were in the world series that year. But really trotted as saying if there's one you cannot lose. It's that one doesn't matter about the previous three. If they lost this one people would have been like. You can't even beat the mets across town. So they had to. Obviously they had to win this one. But because it's the subway series takes on a little bit more importance. Yeah and i think that when you when you add in if if you want for the moment you know yes it was it was. It was a combination of of him. Being amazing in that world series and you know sidebar. he had some had a big head against a One out later in the all star game which he was the Was named the of as well. He had a hell of a year as a player to ever do that win. All star game in world series. Mvp in the same season. But the the moment. I think when you're looking at turning points and you're looking at you know where the momentum was and how the series was going when jeeter steps up and leads off the game in game four and hits that home run it was. It was a very telling moment and the one thing i love about this. My absolute favorite part about this entire thing is gonna watch it so once you go watch these videos through guys once. You're wants to hear this but when you look at that stone cold face after he hits the home run rounding rounding the bases just knowing that like. There's no smile there's no. There's no like cheering. There's nothing there's nothing like know. talk into the. there's nothing this is just business all the way around personal. It's just business. He's on here and this had to happen. I had to do this. I'm doing this and we're gonna kick your ass and the look on his face. Man is just like that's my guy that guy that guy. I would do anything for you know. That's the guy when you're when you're on a team and you have a guy that's leading off because he wasn't the leadoff hitter they bump them up. That's the he's just like you heard gary thorne on the call saying both teams have struggled to get their leadoff guy on movin derek. Jeter up to leadoff spot. Let's see how it goes. First pitch boom kerry thornton. He's had some sneaky good yankees calls. I know you don't like them. Because you have to listen to you. I don't like him. Because of the way says gary sanchez. the has some of its depictions. Just kiss just absolutely. Kill me. But i love that. I think it says a lot like when you see the look on that guy's face when he's rounding the bases knowing that this is a huge game gotta get that momentum back. I don't care about one single moment because he doesn't he's ready to win the game and doing whatever you possibly can to do that. So bump me up. I'm going to get this thing started. Let's go you mentioned momentum. The yankees won the series in five games. You're like well they they kill them. What kind of momentum could the mets have had but they actually did because in game two. If you remember the yankees were up big in the mariana rivera. Give up a bunch of runs in the ninth inning. They put him in there literally for work and he gave up a bunch of runs and the yankees won by run game two. And then it goes to I was gonna say city field. It goes shea goes to shay and the mets when the game a game l. duquet started duda had never lost in the playoffs to that point. So it's now a two to one series and the mets do have momentum if they can win game four who knows what the hell happened in that series and derek jeter just basically said there's no frigging way. You're winning this game or the series. I'm going to take it by the balls right now. That's the look. That's exactly the look when he's running the bags like it's new york. This is the new york yankees. That's it doesn't matter and jitter in the series hit four zero nine two homers six runs scored and he got on base twelve out of twenty five times..
"derek" Discussed on Sci-Fi Talk
"Just present a different perspective. And i would say i don't know if the right word is role model but i think Hopefully somebody out there will see this movie and you know think of a guy that looks like me a little differently. Not just like a or a yeah. We're we're bankers. Were lawyers were people who join the military where people who want to serve our country. That's right. I think that's that's really what it's all about. I think that's why movies are so powerful. Why why. I'm here and on a personal note two of my nieces or half chinese. So it's in my family so you know they're my brother's kids and i love him dearly and So i wanna see that represented for them to and and for me so It's kind of a selfish reason. But but you know you you you learn a you of my brother marrying a wonderful chinese lady. I mean she was grew up here and everything but in the states. But you know we got exposed to things we wouldn't have been exposed to and And my family. I think richer for it. Yeah you know. There's a line in the movie. That michael doran says that i wrote. It's in protecting the ones you love. The world can be stronger and I love that. I don't know i'm going to be selfish and say i love what i wrote there and hearing him say. Hey we're all selfish. We're all biased. Sure that's that's my take know you're gonna you're gonna have preferences that's totally fine but i think you know we don't. That's okay we have. We should embrace our differences absolutely absolutely and do a for do for you. You don't you don't have to do it for anybody else. Know what you don't owe anything. Danny nobody does anything to anybody. If it makes you feel good if if if you know if it's gonna protect the ones you love it's going to help them then why not. It's easy it's easy to be. Nice yes it is it is. It's easier to be nice. It's it's painful to be angry. Yeah oh yeah absolutely it. There's more work to be angry than than to be nice. It's just a lot of work and it never works out really well either so so there you go all right well thanks again. Age a revelation. That'll be out january. Twenty second on pay per view. And then you will see it on streaming we've been speaking to derrick ting. It's great to talk to you from hong kong derek and hearing a snow laden new york city but You know this is what happens this time of year. So we're kind of us to well. thank you. Thank you for having me and charlotte to my near friends. That's where i'm from so there again. My pleasure thank you all for listening to sci-fi talk thanks again and thank you again. Tear thank you. This is jim lee and you're listening to side talk..
"derek" Discussed on Sci-Fi Talk
"Yeah i bought one of the first in the airport right when right when they came out they go. I should i better. It was on sale because no one ever heard of drones. I just and so. I just bought it knowing that. We're gonna shoot agent one and so we flew the drone in the desert. We got a mazing like yeah. It's amazing yeah now you can do it like you can add it to the movie so much easier than than before and then and then because of that like those is like this. You know you watch a lot of movies. I'm sure somebody's even. These big blockbusters are just using stock. Because you can get it you can get it easily but back in the day not even too long ago. It was like so each at one came out two thousand seventeen so i mean it's been only like five years like halfway into and then he has like my second movie a deal on a time lapse and reflection stuff and that was like the big thing because you can do time lapse when technology was was better. Ucla a lot of time lapse yeah. Let's talk about jim young and it's obviously somebody that you're very fond of is a character. How did he come to you. He's based off a friend of mine. So i'm based in hong kong. I'm from new york. And i always try to base the main character. Someone that had that has some sort of interesting intriguing thing about them different perspective because a lot of times i feel like nowadays the characters are just so can be very bland. 'cause it's not that they're not interesting as we've seen them before so it was like. Oh how can i make this guy more interesting and then how can for movies and stories. I think it's about the characters making certain decisions or interacting with the characters. How they do that. yeah i think. That's what makes them interesting. Those little nuances. I had awesome parents who shaped my values and so my my friend came to hong kong and he told me that he had visited his his His orphanage he's adopted at the age of eight. He was telling me how he saw his biological mother. And what was that. Like in thinking about that. Then he kinda. It went down further that His when he went to the states he sounded like he was quite rebellious. He still hasn't told me like the exact stories of what happened between but his his adoptive parents. Actually you know basically had enough and they abandoned him they basically just wow right. You know you're going okay. You're eighteen you're out. That's it so like he just told me like. Yeah birthdays christmas. They didn't call me or anything. I thought about that and i was like oh. That's i couldn't even fathom that because if if you if your world is constructed by your parents then what if you just excavate that this gym character. That's his back story. That's like the the piece of him that when you see him kind of interacting with these characters and and being who he is. that's that's the guy portraying and that's that's why in so we see elements of that in the movie we see elements of his kind of like his kind of experience. Hopefully you'll feel a natural way in a sifi way ashley. So the cool thing is because he is based on somebody ground him and to you who plays him in rights for him really makes him very real. I would think yeah. And you know you wanna i think with characters you wanna see what they're gonna do and how they're gonna.
"derek" Discussed on Sci-Fi Talk
"I thought maybe there's like one hundred hundred fifty but there was five hundred five hundred of them so so i was in a little bit of a panic mode it. It was a crunch mode. And what i had to do. Was i edited for six months by myself. Because you know. I had overspent my budget and and then I had to show my investor with no sound no no treatment and shown what what what we shot and everything and pitch them to say. Hey you know. I normally on budget. I'm normally everything nothing to worry about. But on this one. I think we should go for it. Essentially and i don't want to shortchange the movie or the audience with visual effects and sound. That's you know not of the standard of the movie. So he thought about it. He made me sit on pins and needles for a week. Really great guy. I've worked with him For does my fourth movie now. And i have a number of other investors to he said yes so yeah. He gave me the opportunity. I mean it's still not like the ultimate budget but it was enough to work with a great team. Like i have oscar winning. Sound like my mixer. He won the oscar for whiplash. Don't use jed dodge. He did by the way. Listen to your podcast with game The george george mar there the episode. Yeah so he did the emmy for a heavy. Sorry he got nominated for an emmy. For game of thrones in the dialogue part in my friend. Jed dodge chad who's the visual effects supervisor. He you know he worked tron. He worked on share They're working on all these big shows like the flash and everything. His wife jamie their digital domain so they have a great team in green del rey. So yeah it was. It was a really long process because the visual effects took a long time. I spent a lot of time on the audio to i. I went to l. a. Three times to do What's called. Ad are short Site brought in all the actors including michael jordan. Just a fix different parts just to improve it. Just you know really swipe slight tweaks but also what people don't notice this kind of feeling the the action with a lot of breasts grunts you do that as much in the actual performance that you have to come back and kind of that sort of absolutely. Yeah i mean you sound is very important on it film. Obviously and and that's part of it special effects wise. I guess you went mostly digital or did you try to do practical as much as you could..
"derek" Discussed on Sci-Fi Talk
"Don davis. I'm the composer of the matrix. Matrix reloaded and the matrix revolutions. Hi this is. John delancey kind of the things that aren't there. Well you know. sometimes you have that experience anyway. People at all they're gone in part because of the hopeful nature of genes vision but also because of its message of diversity and inclusion. I tony tomato here and we have today dairy ting and he has a film agent revelation and not only did he write and directed is also in the film and plays the lead. Welcome derrick From hong kong. Thank you how you doing. Good good you know derek it. It's hard enough to write and direct something but to be in it wearing all those hats and being in the film. What was that like for you. Oh it's it's interesting because there's definitely pluses and minuses. Yeah obviously. I don't go back to my trailer after shot has done that's true or lack thereof trailer keeps going. It's like a marathon. I'd say we do twelve hour days. Which is very typical in the industry. I do not go over twelve hours by the way. So you're always on your feet. You're walking a lot. Just going the set was was pretty big as well so a lot of back and forth and then the physical part scissors action. It's exhausting so just get there. We'd set up and we'd shoot all day. And then at the end of the day i would just crash and this went on for about a month and at the end of it i was like. Oh my gosh. i'm so so tired and pretty much. Just veg for like the next two or three months. Don't blame me. I don't blame you at all. So the plot is i'm looking at imdb just to paraphrase. Here it's an ancient dust and it controls humans and it affects your character jimmy young and he gained superpowers..
"derek" Discussed on VUX World
"The Enterprise content management space long ago when when sykora's first getting started in the us. Everyone knew they needed a website. We've gotten past that hurdle and everyone has spent years with web developers working in dreamweaver to try to build websites dating myself and everyone knew that they needed a platform to kind of Put some of the day-to-day content management activities in the hands of non coders And it was a really. It was like cultural change. I think within the web development world in terms of seeing these new roles emerge which were web content managers and digital marketers who really needed to get their hands on a platform so that they can do this. Work themselves in the conversational automation space. It's it's similar but different. The the different part is is while you know when when we were starting site core everyone knew knew the website today and something we can talk about as well as not. Everyone knows that they need to automate conversations. Not everyone knows kind of what's possible. And how much time and effort they can save or how difficult projects are so. There's there's still a lot of Lack of clarity and lack of urgency around adopting the technology in general but interestingly similar to kind of where we were recite court. We are at a point where people who have been working in this technology for a little bit are realizing that developers can become a bottleneck in the process of building out richard conversational experiences for customers and and i thought picking on developing asia but there's just limited limited resources with those skill sets that we need to enable a nontechnical less technical user to get their hands dirty with ecommerce platform. Do as much as they can. They're so that way when developers are actually touching the platform. It's to build out. Customer degration 's or to to do things in the system that exceed the exceed the skill set of the nontechnical user but in terms of just updating the logic of a conversation or updating the content of conversation being able to handle new intense those should really be in the hands of a of a business. User is probably you know develop a wise to show you kind of experiences. Wealth through various pieces of work that we've done beyond development develop. There's also in the same way we talk about skill gaps in terms of compensation design practice designing compensation development. Conversations is also two different things as well isn't it helps develop his inauguration. Don't necessarily have the understanding right now. around the tools techniques in a kind of conversational technical development. Would you say justin. Yeah no i think. That's i think that's really true. And then and then also i think the best deal developers are are lazy and a lot of ways. I think that's a positive thing that's eight and so we're talking about derek. About democratizing is sort of a cliche but giving the tools to more people with a company me's at a developer is not a certain bottleneck and they they can work on more interesting things The to push the whole history of web development analogy further kinda interesting. I'd be curious about you guys. Experience is the comparable skill sets that we had in the as kind of the web kind matured was people to who had done print design. Who'd kind of atp done marketing materials and traditional media and try to figure out. How can we take what we know from print translate the web and as as we all know is not a good fit for most of the time they they knew. Some graphical design and marketing messaging. But it didn't always translate. Well interestingly the conversational designed space organizations don't see themselves of even having that vague analogy that we had from print to web from a design perspective. People feel like they're starting from scratch but but the equivalent of that print designer to the web world are actual human beings having conversations with customers. So it's kind of like your customer service. Reps are the ones who can bring in a lot of that knowledge and skills and it might not translate directly to an automated conversation in a word for word. But that's kind of where you're a subject matter. Expertise knowledge resources already exists
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"You like freedom in this country. I'm Derek 100. This is Derek 100 shows the number to be a part of it. 410 wcbm, 6 80 or 100 Wcbm 6 80. Where to begin. Where do we start? I mean, it is Did so many shocking developments. So many ridiculous things happening so much hypocrisy going around that it really is difficult to figure out where to start. Because you could start anywhere and a lot of people listening. Specially. If you have a time travel from the past would be going. What in the hell is going on? The purge has begun. What has happened since we last spoke a lot. It turns out of Kerry's anybody been purged from social media. Has hundreds of thousands. If not millions of people have had their social media footprints wiped out. Just wiped out no explanation given or some shadowy explanation, given Kind of funny. These social media companies. Facebook Twitter. They exist in a world where they are given certain protections by section 2 30. It's called What is section 2 30? It basically says that these that Internet sites that websites That are out there unless it's put out there by the employees. So it's talking about the comments section of you if you have a comment section, if you have, you know Twitter, your Facebook where the user's post things. It's not employees of any particular company posting things. If you have those You are not responsible. Or the content of those things. You're essentially a kiosk, right? And at a kiosk, Anybody can walk up to it. Everybody's seen a kiosk, a bulletin board or whatever. Anybody could walk up to those things and post Hey, my band's looking for a new bass player or something. Or do you want a dog sitter? Take this number. All of everybody's seen those things. The Internet companies are treated as though that's what they are. Facebook Twitter. So on and so forth. That's what they're It's not what they are something close to what they are. They are. If they decide what is worthy of being hosted on their kiosk. They can still be up. But if somebody comes up every day and says this is okay, but this is not taking. I don't like this band. I don't want them to have a new bass player. We're gonna take that down. Then suddenly you're not a neutral third party that merely exists where anybody can post whatever they want. You go from being that neutral arbiter to being a provider of content. If you choose what content goes up there, suddenly your publisher And Facebook and Twitter. The two biggest players and social media have been publishers for a long period of time. But thanks to Poorly thought out laws that were written before, Really even the Internet took off. I think there was dialogue happening at the time. These companies enjoy this protection. This exemption. There's no see if your newspaper and you write something defamatory about somebody. Publish it or somebody on your staff writes it and you publish it. You're liable for it. Right. You could be sued by that person if I were to host a newspaper or even have Ah, website, Right, right, Garry Saint hours as a no good so and so Gary seen ours is abusive drunk who comes to work every day and hurts people. What's demonstrably false. And I could be sued by Gary for that. Rightly so. But if I'm just a just a kiosk and somebody comes along and post right next to a band looking for a drummer, a thing about Gary saying hours being a horrible person will then The person who posted that certainly. Can be sued by Gary, but I can't be sued. In the newspaper model. You consume the journalist who wrote it or the person who wrote it. I think tired to call anybody a journalist these days, but you could see the person who wrote it. You can see the people who published it. And that's really where the deep pockets are. So that's we'd want to sue anyway. Section 2 30 says. No, you can't do that. And absolves the publisher. Of anything, because if you have a common like I write columns all the time and their comments sections on there. Somebody writes something defamatory in the comments section. Why should I? Or town hall be held responsible. For that they should That's what section 2 30 is meant to. Protect against Once you cross the line into determining what is not acceptable. Aside from illegalities if you set your community standards, and you can't have advocate violence, or beating anybody or anything that is illegal, then you know once you go beyond that, and suddenly you're deciding What is acceptable? Right. So if I were to tweet out, Gary ST Ours is a no good so and so Had Twitter. Gary could complain to Twitter and probably get that removed. If they don't then that's sort of passive acknowledgment that they're on border there at least okay with that once they're okay with that. They take some degree of responsibility for that, if they start Deciding if everybody tweeted that everybody is no good. Everybody's an awful human being just I'm these are obviously actionable things they're saying, But you're getting the idea. If everybody tweeted about somebody else, So everybody was covered, and then Twitter goes through. And removes half of them. And then says, all right, we're done here. Sort of rub their hands together, rubs the dirt off their hands and very we we, we've gone through and we've made sure that everything is okay. And we've removed all the offending tweets. Well, you sit there if you were, you know, somebody wrote Derek Hunter is terrible. And wait a second. You removed Garry Saint? Ours is terrible. But you've got Derek hunters terrible up there still. That's not cool. So you're that means that Twitter is now saying that I have horrible If they're deciding what is okay to say on their website, they have a degree of responsibility..