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The movie of the year is here: Boys State
"Sean Fantasy. And this is the big picture conversation show but the best movie I've seen in twenty twenty. That movie is called boy state. What is boy state? Well, it's a documentary. It is now available on Apple TV plus and I thought it would be appropriate for us to just talk about this film which I think is fascinating and incredible document of life in twenty twenty in many ways. Specifically, the way that we engage with our political system Amanda I wanted to talk to you about it because I know that you like the. Film as well. We're GONNA. Talk a bit about what boy state is the institution, and also what this movie isn't how it captures it but what did you make of it off the top see you saw this movie at Sundance as did our colleague Noam Away and you both raved about it and I didn't get to see that sundance so I caught up with it about six months later with all of the expectation that goes along with you guys being this is the best we've ever seen I was wrapped. This is A. Very documentary that is about each. Summer Camp Robert Graham, and we'll explain the program a bit more. It's Kinda complex. I still have some questions about how boy state the Summer Camp Program works but whatever. And I was just completely in Michigan. It's one of those documentaries where you're like I can't believe you got this on tape and also I can't believe that you've got this on tape and also it speaks so profoundly to the moment in which I'm watching it even though it was filmed during the summer of two, thousand and eighteen. Yell leader in this episode, and you can hear a conversation with me and Amanda mcbain and Jesse Moss the filmmakers behind the movie and they explained a bit about how they captured what you're describing, and there are several moments in this movie that will make you say this is must be scripted. This can't be real. I mean in many ways it seems. Like archetypal narrative, dramatic movie making, but it is very real and boy state. The institution is very real. So what is boy state? It's it is as you say, it's a sort of a summer camp. It's a, it's a summer leadership program I assume you as a as a high achieving young person. You must have been a part of some some programs. Like this I get sent to Arts Camp I. Never did the Politics Camp I did have to go to girl scout camp once even though it wasn't a girl Scout, but this is sponsored by the American Legion and I only really interacted with the American Legion. In that. Sometimes, we had our middle school dances at an American Legion clubhouse. Okay. So the American Legion does sponsor this program they nominate High. School Juniors and they come in the interview and they talk about their idea of the country and patriotism and the idea of public service that means to them, and it's essentially a training program for politicos aspiring Politicos, and that's a fascinating thing growing up I went to basketball camp. I was an aspiring. Professional Basketball player unfortunately I am incredibly slow and can't jump and can't shoot. So that's that was never going to happen for me, and for some people at boys anger, there is a girl state as well. We should say that you know in in most states in this country, they offer this program. There are a lot of people who aspire to kind of public service or at least to get a a sort of a sense of civic duty, which is not necessarily the same thing as public service. And this has been happening since nineteen, thirty seven. And the. There is a long list of famous and accomplished alumni in boys and girls stayed more specifically boy stated won't probably won't surprise people to hear. Just a shortlist of incredibly well known people who participated in this program includes Bill Clinton Dick Cheney. Justice Samuel Alito James Gandolfini my boy. Roger Ebert. Michael Jordan. Tom Cotton. Rush Limbaugh Cory Booker. So you know luminaries or lowlights depending on your point of view of the world. This is quite a quite a list of people there and the program itself is kind of interesting. So essentially, I, feel like we're talking around specifically what it does, but the programs vary by state but in Texas where this movie takes place participants are divided into two groups. The federal and the nationalist and what are the what are these two groups have to do and and how does that set up the Phil Do a lot of things but the film follows the political campaign aspect of boy state and boy state is a week long program in Texas and kind of the climactic event is an election for governor of the state, the boys state of Texas. So these two parties, the federalists in the nationalist, which by the way just already casts a quite a shadow over the whole. The. The documentary because they really they adopt these names as teams, and so they're yelling about being federalists and nationalists and anyway. At they elect. Party chairman's they they kind of do a platform that we should talk about the platform they have primaries and they each eventually select one nominee for the governor's race, and then at the end, there is election and one governor emerges. So you know approximately eleven hundred boys participate in this process, and that means that out of large groups. One two three people have to merge and the reason that this movie happened and the reason that Jesse and Amanda sought to identify a handful of people who'd be significant to the process in the given year that they were shooting is because in two thousand, seventeen Texas boys state legislature voted to secede from the Union and that if that doesn't some American politics in the trump era I don't I don't know what does the fact that it was your teenagers decided they needed to succeed from a program which is already imaginary. Is Perfect, we should note that two thousand seventeen was when the state legislature of Texas successfully voted to see from union. It is apparently a emotion that came up for several years but this time both bodies ratified this action, and of course, that is a an ongoing dialogue in the state of Texas. In the true American experience you know there are many Texans who would like to not be a part of this country maybe not many there but there are certainly some we know that that's the session is an ongoing conversation in some states. Around the country. So the point is, is that boy stayed in many ways reflect the political system or does it? It's I think the nature or nurture question here is essential to this movie and what makes it so fascinating and even when I talk to Amanda and Jesse I, think that they were unwilling to put their thumb on the scale to say what were they felt it lived or died but as I said, this movie is just exceptional and
'Boys State' Helps Teens Learn How Politics Work — Perhaps A Little Too Well
"This is fresh air, want a glimpse into a potential future candidate for elected office? Look no further than the new documentary called Boy State. It's about an annual event in my government for high school students sponsored by the American Legion. By the way, Bill Clinton and Cory Booker went through the program. Boy state begins streaming Friday on Apple, Plus our film critic Justin Chang has THISS review. Since they were founded in the 19 thirties by the American Legion, the boys, state and Girls state programs have been giving high schoolers a practical education in how government works. Students in every state are chosen to take part in a weeklong summer experiment in which they must form their own representative democracy. As we learned from the opening credits of the terrific new documentary Boys State. No Clinton, Dick Cheney, Rush Limbaugh and Cory Booker are just a few of the program's famous alone's A film, directed by Amanda McBain and Jesse Moss, focuses on the Texas boy state event that took place in June 2018. We see the roughly 1200 participants arriving in Austin. Where they are randomly divided into two political parties, The federalists and the Nationalists. Those names carry no agenda. It's up to both parties to hammer out a platform, choose their leaders and then run against each other in a week long election campaign. McBain and Moss throw us into this mark government exercise without much preamble or explanation of the rules of the game. My politics itself. The action can be a little confusing. Unlike politics, it's never boring, mainly because the movie wisely focuses on a select few participants. Either. The filmmakers were extremely lucky and their choice of subjects or they shot so much footage that they were able to isolate the most compelling personalities. In any event, the four young men, we spend the most time with all in that playing key roles in the experiments, nerve wracking outcome. Most ambitious of the bunch is been the Federalists Party chair who's willing to do anything to win votes, including smearing the Nationalists on Social media. Dennis, politically conservative. He has a Ronald Reagan action figure to prove it. And he despises what he sees as the liberal tendency to divide people along lines of race, gender and disability. Then speaks from some personal perspective. He lost both his legs to meningitis when he was three. Care of the Nationalist Party hails from the opposite end of the political spectrum. Progressive black teenager originally from Chicago. Renee knows he stands out in this mostly white, conservative Texas field. He also stands out on merit. He has a seasoned politicians command of rhetoric and can deftly out argue any opponent. It is also capable of calling for party unity, as he does in an early speech. My grandmother told me a few things you have to have faith, hope and a bit of a pissed off attitude. I want to be civil and represent a whole working body. And we're gonna take the example of a plane body. It has two wings left one, right one. We're not gonna pick one. We're going to stay in the middle, because we're not intolerable party where one that is palatable to all. And so as long as we're able to keep this plane of foot with a healthy right wing in a healthy left wing, we have the ability and the capability to pummel any fairless into the ground because we're the only party that's where voting for because it's this party that's going to represent every individual. If Rene has the sharpest mind and tongue and boy state, its heart and soul belonged to Steven A fellow nationalist party member. Stephen becomes an underdog in the race for governor, the highest elected office. Like Rene Steven stands out. He's the son of a Mexican immigrant, and he counts Bernie Sanders among his political heroes, his humility on the campaign trail and his stirring honesty in front of a microphone. Prove irresistible to the crowd. Again and again, he invites his fellow party members to tell him what issues are most important to them so that he could be a better truer representative for their concerns. We see these young men debating a lot of issues, especially gun control. There's a lot of talk about protecting the Second Amendment. But there are also counter arguments from students like Steven, who have clearly been shaken by the sheer number of school shootings. Another much discussed. Issue is abortion, which leads to one of the film's most revealing moments. A nationalist gubernatorial candidate named Robert, who's running on a strict pro life platform. Admits on camera that he secretly pro choice. Sometimes you've got to say what you've got to say in an attempt to win, he says. That's politics. Indeed, it is. And while the filmmakers are working from a mostly neutral fly on the wall perspective, their attitude toward the boy state program feels ambivalent. At best, Deliberately or not. The experiment seems to bring out a lot of the flaws of America's political system itself. Personal attacks, dishonest tactics and conflicts that hinge moron popularity than substantive policy debate. It's undeniably inspiring to see so many young men with bright, engaged minds and the best of them, as we see from the end of the movie have already gone on to impressive new accomplishments. But it's also dispiriting that so many of them have already learned to view politics in the most cynical way possible as the game to be won by any means necessary. Justin Chang is the film critic for the Los Angeles
Film Review: A teenage political experiment in ‘Boys State’
"Future candidate for elected office. Look no further than the new documentary called Boy State. It's about an annual event in my government for high school students sponsored by the American Legion. By the way, Bill Clinton and Cory Booker went through the program. Boy state begins streaming Friday on Apple, Plus our film critic Justin Chang has THISS review. Since they were founded in the 19 thirties by the American Legion, the boys, state and Girls state programs have been giving high schoolers a practical education in how government works. Students in every state are chosen to take part in a weeklong summer experiment in which they must form their own representative democracy. As we learned from the opening credits of the terrific new documentary Boys State. Will Clinton, Dick Cheney, Rush Limbaugh and Cory Booker are just a few of the program's famous alums. A film, directed by Amanda McBain and Jesse Moss, focuses on the Texas Boys state event that took place in June 2018. We see the roughly 1200 participants arriving in Austin. Where they are randomly divided into two political parties, The federalists and the Nationalists. Those names carry no agenda. It's up to both parties to hammer out a platform, choose their leaders and then run against each other in a week long election campaign. McBain and Moss throw us into this mark government exercise without much preamble or explanation of the rules of the game. Like politics itself, be action can be a little confusing. Unlike politics, it's never boring, mainly because the movie wisely focuses on a select few participants. Either. The filmmakers were extremely lucky and their choice of subjects or they shot so much footage that they were able to isolate the most compelling personalities. In any event, the four young men we spend the most time with all in that playing key roles in the experiments, nerve wracking outcome. Most ambitious of the bunch is Ben, the Federalists Party chair who's willing to do anything to win votes, including smearing the Nationalists on Social media. Venice. Politically conservative. He has a Ronald Reagan action figure to prove it. And he despises what he sees as the liberal tendency to divide people along lines of race, gender and disability. Then speaks from some personal perspective. He lost both his legs to meningitis when he was three. Care of the Nationalist Party hails from the opposite end of the political spectrum. Progressive black teenager originally from Chicago. Renee knows he stands out in this mostly white, conservative Texas field. He also stands out on merit. He has a seasoned politicians command of rhetoric and can deftly out argue any opponent. It is also capable of calling for party unity, as he does in an early speech. My grandmother told me a few things you have to have faith.
Election 2020: Biden's VP Pick
"There's plenty of general reporting out there about each of the possible women who Joe Biden might pick to be his vice president. We're here now to understand the Jewish angle for each of these impressive women to learn what American Jews should know about each of these candidates that might make them more supportive or concerned. So we're going to go one by one and get the Jewish angle from our guest Jacob Corn Blue, the national politics reporter for Jewish insider. Jacob. Thank you for joining us to be back. Let's start with Comma Harris a former candidate for the Democratic nomination a popular senator from California the State with the second largest Jewish population in the country. What's the Jewish angle on Senator Harris? First of all, she married to a Zionist of that Iraqi gets her a Jewish scientist. Yes. So that gives an upper hand in this Jewish of IPE stakes I think that Kamala Harris gives a lot. She adds up to the ticket number one just because she was a popular candidate and people. So her at the start as a rising star and somebody who can really take this to the very end unfortunately it for ourselves she didn't win the primaries should take on. Joe. Biden pretty early which gave. That rise in the polls in the only of twenty twenty. I will say that Biden. Biden comes to see who is preferred choice for Veep Kamala Harris has a big name recognition. Is Obviously arised star and her background, a label as being a black woman from California. But was so high tides in the Senate and in the Jewish community. So the pros are out. The cons are that I'm not sure Biden Israeli looking for someone on the ticket would potentially overshadow him not because Harris Donald understand that if she's on the ticket, she's number two and she's there to serve the presidential nominee and possibly the president. But Because Camera Harris ran on the same slop because she is a bishop you know she can overshadow him in media appearances and potentially as vice president of being a little more independent and vocal than let's say, Dick Cheney and pence on camera beyond the you know the happy coincidence of the Jewish husband is there anything in particular that Jews should know about Senator Harris is policy stances? What has she? Done on issues Anti Semitism, what has she done on supporting Israel, other issues of concern to the Jewish community I guess close ties with APEC obviously. She's spoken at several APEC conferences but she also appealed to the mainstream of the Democratic Party She's not seen as a controversial figure amongst progressives say as someone who is too pro Israel for them she will reflect the same policies that Biden Obama and. Anybody, else running a Democratic Party other than on the an Warren's she would you know align herself with the second policy views? So I don't think she's outstanding. She's not too long in the Senate to look back at a record by think, she has a strong provisions record and she is aligned itself with the mainstream of the Democratic Party next, let's talk about political MIA fights, Susan, rice, Susan Rice served. As US ambassador to the UN in President Obama's first term and his national security adviser in his second going even further back in time actually I think I think she was the youngest ever assistant secretary of State She was you know thirty three or something like that when President Clinton in Nineteen Ninety eight made her the system secretary of State for Africa what did you need to know about Susan? Rice. Well Susan Rice first of all is A. Mixed emotions about Susan, Rice obviously, she has good ties with prominence numbers of the Jewish community and she has a record serving as national security adviser and embassador to the UN on their Obama Democrats SAPORTA. Mostly Obama's policy when it comes to how other than the last UN Security Council. Two, three, three, four, a resolution, and just mind our listeners about two three four why that was controversial. The only time when Obama. ABSTAINED ON APRIL then. All on settlements that you know really couldn't dent on Obama's record when it comes to a majority of American Jews talking about Republican Jews, all those. In Israel who soul Obama as being the more salt when it comes to the Palestinian issue. But Susan Rice obviously had a this overlap from being a national security adviser and the to the UN. Obviously, she was a controversial figure on this front. She was criticized by Dennis. Ross by the full hug combative style. When came to the Palestinian issue on the other hand, she has very strong ties with somebody like a Fox who is very vocal in his pro Israel stats
Author Roth weighed in on 'Plot Against America' before TV series was adapted
"This is fresh AIR let's get back to Terry's two thousand four interview with Philip Roth his book the plot against America is the basis of a new HBO mini series that starts Monday the novel has been adapted by David Simon and ed burns who worked together on the wire Roth died in twenty eighteen no no president Limburg in your novel may be anti semitic but after he's elected he knows better than to just come out and say at any initiate a program that brings young Jewish children to the quote heartland to kind of initiate them in the ways of heartland American life he initiates a homeland program that relocates Jewish families to get a quote heart heartland places of America and nobody really knows the Jewish families don't really know whether this is really meant to be a way of opening up their horizons are broadening their lives or whether it's a truly anti semitic way of removing them from safe friendly neighborhoods and putting them in in communities that might be very hostile and it also kind of breaking up the Jewish vote by breaking up a Jewish communities did you imagine that for Lindberg to really catch on in America he would have to use euphemistic language for anything that might truly be anti semitic at heart and helps in the language of the you know the heartland and just folks in mmhm mmhm you know well they are it is ambiguous to know what the intention is of for instance to begin with the first one which is called just folks that is a program in which Jewish boys from I think ten to fifteen for remember correctly volunteer if they want to to spend eight weeks in the summer on a farm somewhere my brother goes to Kentucky networks and tobacco farm they can go to any any place that's available where they can do farm work and work they ordinarily wouldn't do what's wrong with that why is it mostly Jews and that's what makes people nervous put it on the face of it there's nothing wrong with it now we move on to the next program which is called homestead forty to nineteen forty two as opposed to homes at eighteen forty two which was the original homestead act that is something else according to that piece of legislation large corporations are encouraged to transfer their Jewish employees to offices in more remote parts of the country and in the face of this legislation my father whose company is going to move us to Kentucky quits his job our lives in a way that is more because that is what there's more coercive that is I would say a bit more ominous and may be Lindbergh handy shown a little more strongly on the other hand if that's all this guy does it's not too terrible you know the limber disappears from my book before you can do anymore so you never really know what he's up to and again that's what I wanted I you never really know what he's up to he's a kind of jam heroic statue who looms over the book after after limber disappears then all hell breaks loose but I don't remember nobody can even in that that homestead act you know that in which corporations relocate Jewish employees the letter that your father gets home in the novel is so euphemistically just read a few lines from it you know if you're calling in life is proud to be among the very first group of major American corporations and financial institutions selected to participate in the new homestead program which is designed to give emerging American families a once in a lifetime opportunity to move their house sold at government expense in order to strike roots in an inspiring region of America previously inaccessible to them well doesn't that sound great but you know as the family in the novel figures out this is this is the the government and the corporation joining hands to to coerce Jewish families to move it was great fun writing that letter yeah yeah you really got that cheerful corporate PR results down found out what it was like to be Dick Cheney yeah I it's it's it's it imagine most people would not I would be impenetrable they would just take it at face value my father because he's so committed again against liberty from the start refuses to to do with aspirin Philip's cousin you know your cousin Alvin in the book get who who is something of a hood Hey Taylor and wants to fight against him and you know the United States under Lindberg is not going to join the war but he wants to wants to enter it anyway so he joins the Canadian Army and fights against Hitler but he loses half of one leg in the war and returns with a stump that's covered in ulcers boils and scabs he moves in with the Roth family and a first it's horrifying to fill up he says it was bad enough that we weren't living in a normal country now we would never again be living in a normal house a life of even more suffering was taking shape around me any praise to the housekeeping guides to protect our humble five rooms and all they contain from the vengeful fury of the missing leg in thinking about the impact that this missing leg this stump would have on the young Philip Roth's life did you have anything like it anything comparable to draw on from your own life no I didn't I didn't I I had to think my way through it I think the only thing that comes close lineages I never had as a child when I was in the army and I guess I was in my early twenties I was in the public information officer will treat hospital in Washington and my job was to go out into the wards and get information about US soldiers newly arrived who were injured or hurt or whatever and then write a little press release for the hometown paper and they had a lot of amputees at Walter Reed may be able to reverse the center I don't remember but they had many entities and so I went out on the wards and and I talked to these guys it was a sad as you can imagine is just after the Korean War or I go down to P. T. within physical therapy and watch them learning to walk on the parallel bars and so and so I sold my shares of stumps and not just of legs and the pathos was overwhelming overwhelming and so I carried this with me I think into the block and I think it's why it maybe even when I came to me that in fact I haven't thought of it till till now but I think perhaps that those experiences had a lot to do with determining how often would be would be wounded author Philip Roth speaking to Terry gross in two thousand for his alternative history novel the plot against America was published that year he died in twenty eighteen a mini series based on the novel begins Monday on HBO adapted by David Simon and
Bloomberg’s big bet: Can money beat Biden's momentum?
"Buddha JIB has dropped out Biden had a big win in South Carolina a three or four days before the big win by Biden and South Carolina and people were saying he was gonNA lose to Bernie Bernie's momentum was such coming out of Nevada that he was going to win a Tuesday tomorrow. Super Tuesday can change. Everything can be over honestly Bhai Wednesday morning at nine in the morning can be over But your thoughts about Biden now budgets dropping out. And what are we looking at our? Don't we know we don't know I mean what we know is a third of all of the delegates will be apportioned tomorrow night so thirteen hundred delegates out of the thirty nine hundred. You Need Nineteen Hundred. Save the thousand or eleven. It's very hard to do that. Because unlike Republicans who have this so indicative of how the two Parties Think. Republicans have a lot of winner-take-all states. You win the state yet. All the delegates Democrats have actually in the Electoral College. Democrats have if you get fifteen percent either statewide or any congressional district in the State. You get delegates from a practical perspective. What that means is it's just harder to get a lot a big lead sanders will have the lead. After tomorrow. I would look at California. It's hugely important because it has the most delegates but also because there's a possibility no one else gets fifteen percent statewide other than sanders including Biden. And if that happens sanders will have a very large dow in the hundreds delegate lead Before Gary left on his trip he asked me who to keep an eye on. I said footage so that tells you about where I'm at right now. I wasn't wrong to keep an eye on footage because he did drop out so smart did he. And I know but I think he will endorse Biden at some point Because they are all afraid of sanders the dynamic of the races this sanders almost certainly must be stopped will end this process. June through the end of the process with the most delegates now is it. The most by three hundred is the most by fifty. I don't know. Does he have nine hundred ninety one? In which case all this is moot. Because he'll be the nominee oh So the issue is. How do you limit his number of delegates and the theory? Is You unite behind one person. I think that is at this point somewhat remarkably given that he finished fourth fifth and second winning. Yeah it looks currently like Joe Biden because the only other alternative really is Michael Bloomberg and I just don't think that Democrats are going to rally around a guy who was a Republican. You know ran for office as a Republican. I just no matter how much money you have so I think the if you are not wanting to San for sanders to win you need Bloomberg to get out in the next couple of days. Ammos spending all that money. Sure but it's nothing I mean. Yes he spent six hundred million. He'll probably spend a billion dollars. But it's it's immaterial him. I know that that's insane to say but it is true. You need him to get out in the next couple of days. You need to get out in the next couple of days and you need Warren to stay in as long as possible to Siphon. Is Kobe charge? She's running for vice president. Now what is she doing exactly? What Ewing Use Code People? I think she is staying in through tomorrow because she thinks she can win. Minnesota her home state and then maybe if she wins Minnesota then she gets out sort of Warren's GonNa lose her home state I think very tomorrow in Massachusetts to Sanders I don't know exactly what she's doing to be candid. Okay but if she thinks it's going to be a a brokered convention and all bets are off. Yeah well that's still the Warriors Theory in Warren Theory is it's going to be brokered convention. Meaning no one. We'll have nine hundred ninety one nine elegant one thousand nine hundred one delegates and that means no one went on the first ballot the last time we've gone to multiple ballots in a Democratic presidential primaries. Do you know just as a trivia question do knock nine hundred fifty two Ashley Stevenson on the third ballot That if it's if it's contested than why not stay into Gary's point and have six seven eight hundred delegates and say who who wants my support. Or Maybe I. Should you know the Dick Cheney? I did a comprehensive search for a vice president and is bounded to be me. Yeah so I still think Bernie is By far the most likely nominee I I think if he's at eighteen hundred delegates it's GonNa be very hard to take it from him is people rightly would be. I up in arms Okay which by the way gives us six more months of Larry David. Yeah which is good. Doing Bernie
Key issues discussed in Iowa Democratic debate
"Twelve democratic presidential candidates still standing faced off at last night's debate in des Moines Iowa it was the last debate before voters choose their top candidate at the Iowa caucuses on February third can it is discussed a wide range of issues including foreign policy gender politics and health care let's take a look at some of the key moments Joe in all you listened to what Dick Cheney and George Bush and Rumsfeld had to say I thought they were lying I do believe them for a moment I took to the floor I did everything I could to prevent that war Joe sore differently we just found out today the four Republicans are joining Democrats to go to him and say you must have an authorization of military force if you're going to go to war with Iran what we are hearing is twenty years of mistakes by the American government in the Middle East the true great foreign policy disasters of our lifetimes with the war in Vietnam and the war in Iraq both of those wars were based on lies I think he flat out lied about saying greedy made the strike was because our embassies were about to be bought if our troops can summon the courage to go overseas into harm's way often on deployment after deployment then we've got to make sure the Congress has the courage to take tough up or down votes on whether they ought to be there Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by three million votes how could anybody in a million years not believe that a woman could become president of the United States look at the man on this stage collectively they have lost ten elections the only people on this stage who have won every single election that they've been in or the women Amy just for the record straight I defeated an incumbent Republican running for Congress when nineteen ninety cuts however one beat a Republican
Donald Trump Roasted Over Airport Gaffe During Salute To Revolutionary War
"There's a lot of news about the fourth of july because trump is receiving flex he's extravagant and heavily choreographed fourth of july celebrations which included on the playlist star wars theme song military flyovers which is where lots of plans go around looking like they're hunting for a parking spot in the crowded mall and a lawsuit bloopers at it's enough to make you feel sorry for trump to feel like he can't do anything but then you realize he can't do anything a he's fourth of july speech betrayed us sort of loose jazz interpretive historical understanding of american war of independence or as the british closed and at the time stop at you'll grounded la la la and noticing a my favorite big was that when he was referring to the fighting force created by the continental congress in seventeen seventy five trump said our army men in rammed the ramparts it took over the airports i mean that is a long sentence to unpack so just meant what what is that i mean lost time someone men we're in my presence i had to open a window and as the second half of that sentence my issue is not so much worthy idea that trump thinks it will seventeen seventy five air force and presumably commercial airport to the duty free ward mullen cost addle section that i mean that's just someone who's been reading too much badly lee written historical fiction and if that's a bad thing komi guilty and put me in a book jail my issue with that sentence is with the rams the rams hot you know what he thinks rampart is i desperately wanna give him a packet of failed to tended making all one for me i'm reading the rand paul it sounds like it might be some kind of maskell some ministry what i'm very useful in modern warfare where round sucker very much involved but yeah it was a you know if it was the trump a you know doris demonstration everything makes america great and to people who disagree with trump it will risks demonstration of everything but it's making america absolutely terrible shows shows how you know country could go while you with the perfect example of where ambition met realism listed he insisted on having tanks but they were too heavy through the part of the ground said he wanted the moms and they just have to sit in the side streets so i don't know about you but a lot of military palm it's it's i think it's a necessary thing in twenty nineteen i mean wherever i go tactical deformed m and i just have to look this up you know so i i looked up emperors who may crazy entrances to the trump embrace that kind of emperor like palm m i found this guy in mongolia who go con relative of the wellstone memorial day which dick cheney's column i he used to enter rooms everytime celebrate a military victory when he entered
From A Napkin To A White House Medal The Path Of A Controversial Economic Idea
"Economists art Laffer is set to receive the medal of freedom today from President Trump laugher helped popularize the notion that tax cuts can pay for themselves through faster economic growth, Ronald Reagan's former budget director David Stockman calls laugher, quote, the greatest fake economists to ever come down the pike and quote, NPR's, Scott Horsely reports aren't Lavers journey to the nation's highest civilian honour began forty five years ago with around of drinks in Washington. Cocktail lounge laugher, a young economist time was trying to persuade president Ford's deputy chief of staff, the guy named Dick Cheney that lowering taxes could actually boost government revenue art was trying to explain to janey how to laugh or curve works. Grace Marie Turner. A reporter who was there says Cheney wasn't getting it right away. So laugh a resorted to a visual aid, how he sketched out this Laffer curve on a paper cocktail napkin at the hotel Washington just across the street. From the White House. The Ford administration never embraced laugher philosophy, but Ronald Reagan did taxes story and Bruce, Bartlett says the namesake curve that laugher sketched that day provided intellectual cover for Reagan's nineteen Eighty-one tax cut, basically, it was a way to have your cake and eat it too. Bartlett, who later worked in the Reagan White House says in those days, Republicans pushing tax cuts still had to pay lip service to fiscal responsibility. So if you wanted to have a tax cut either had to pay for it by raising other taxes, cutting spending, or come up with some gimmick elect laugh recurs to simply assert, that it wouldn't lose revenues, despite laugh assurances the Reagan tax cuts did lose revenue. And while the economy, eventually boomed deficits soared Reagan was ultimately forced to reverse about half the cuts today. Most serious Republican economists dismissed the idea that tax cuts pay for themselves through faster. Economic growth, but sociologist Elizabeth pot. Berman of SUNY. Albany says the Laffer curve has none. The less stuck around, once you take those kinds of ideas and put them poorly into the political sphere, they sort of take on a life of their own in two thousand twelve the state of Kansas paid laugher, seventy five thousand dollars to help then governor Sam Brownback craft his own tax cut, laboratory NPR's planet, money, cutting taxes would do great things for the Kansas Konami more employment. More put more production. You're more jobs created in Kansas. They'll be more payroll taxes. It didn't work out that way, anti McKay who was head of the Kansas center for economic growth says despite Lavers promises state revenues plunged by six hundred million dollars and job growth lagged, his voice was nowhere to be heard when we were undergoing nine consecutive rounds of budget cuts credit downgrades, there wasn't any part of the state budget that wasn't being used to prop up his failed tax, experiment state. Lawmakers eventually reverse the tax cuts laugher insisted they just needed more time to work. He continues to chant. In tax cuts at the federal level a month after president trumps election laugher told morning edition corporate taxes should be cut dramatically dropping that tax rate to fifteen percent would have a huge impact on the US economy, and would have very little impact, if any on tax revenues from corporations from businesses congress did slash corporate taxes, although not as far as laugher wanted, and despite a strong economy corporate tax revenues dropped last year by twenty six percent no matter how many times laugher is projections of proven wrong. White House economic adviser, Larry cudlow is unfazed. I know some people agree. And some people may not agree with his views. But, but I'm electric guy a replica of the cocktail napkin. We're laugher. I sketch that curve. Is now on display at this Massoni museum of American history. The grace Marie Turner says that cloth museum-piece is not the original this wasn't a kind of stablishment. It would have had a cloth napkin. And I don't think anybody knows what. Happened to that. Napkin, probably got picked up and carried off when the your glasses were sent back to the bar of fitting in for the Laffer curve as an economic forecasting tool. But when it comes to political marketing the curve, and its creator live on Scott Horsely, NPR news, Washington.
Joe Biden argues Republicans would work with him
"Are very, very, very favorite. Bob Ceska show. I'm Stephanie Miller at six liberal podcast network. You, you said that you wondered why Joe Biden thinks Republicans will behave after Trump leaves office again, I've said over and over I like kill Biden, I will vote blue no matter who but I yeah, I just it really is. Like he's running in a different time, even people from the Obama administration were like what is he talking about, like Mitch McConnell was always an obstruction? Jerk. Right. I mean, well, how does he suddenly think like oh, they're all going to play nice with uncle Joe, right? Yeah. It's good. God. I am really, really conflicted when it comes to Joe Biden Biya's again, I'm not endorsing anybody at this point. I'm not I'm only really only half following the democratic primaries this point, but the fact is that I'm concerned because I think he's on his way to being the nominee. But I don't know if he's up to it because I'm saying that because I think he I don't know. He's on some sort of legacy tour. What does that he's doing, but he doesn't seem to have eat, not putting any elbow grease behind light, but I grew with you. And I get it. I mean, I you know, I think someone said it's make America decent again is kind of what he's in. I understand this Daljit for that for just some kind of normality in normalcy, excuse me, and. You know, indecency again, but yeah, he, I hate to say it, but he does seem a little not just old. You know what I mean? Because that's eight just I know, but just like you're right from a different era, like where Dick Cheney's decent guy, and Mike. Pence is a good guy in these guys will all work with me after Trump's gone. I'm like, no this. It's not just Trump. As you say anymore, as you say all the time, it's Trumpism look all the way down from McConnell to gates in Jordan are buncha Smirke. You know, we just over entitled frat guys, aren't they? Yeah. Yeah. Well, obviously, Joe Biden, forgets eight years of the Barack Obama administration, which is odd because he was part of that administration. I mean the centerpiece of it. And the fact is that Mike God the Republicans were relentless with Barack Obama. Despite the fact that Rogge Obama, basically had zero scandals during his presidency. The Endo indictment foods zero people going to jail zero people being investigated. And but nevertheless, they went after him for God, everything from the fact that he put puts gherkins in exile to the fact that he wore a tan suit. I know about the all sorts of things onto onto Barack Obama and it failed every single time until you think part of the key thing about Mitch McConnell. Joe Biden knows if anybody had a front row seat for the Mitch McConnell, was the one that, you know, C blocked them from saying anything that the American people about Russian interference and is now presently refusing to put forward, any bills to prevent rush. Election interference. He's hoping for it and wanting it and hoping, it's just Joe Biden thinks he's, you know, that guy is going to suddenly be nice guy after the
"dick cheney" Discussed on The Young Turks
"We've got a sports story. True Francis, caster Semenya and a new ruling requiring her to take hormone changing drugs completely on necessarily. So we'll be breaking that down. Of course, the first hour as well. But I to start with something domestic yesterday rebel H Q reporter and Vig Linda underneath the video from back in two thousand fifteen of Joe Biden, a praising former vice president. Dick Cheney and here's a section of it. First of all I actually liked Dick Cheney for real I get on with him. I think he's a decent, man. And when I went to see him, I didn't talk to him before. I went to see him after we were elected, and he talked about how how the office workers is related to the functioning of the office. But he was extremely helpful. And gracious about the office and the legal parameters of the office. Oh, he's there's obviously much more to it. You can look up Twitter. She has a link to not only more of that video. But then also you can see the entire form if you'd like to see the full context in case, you think that it's being taken out of context. I have thoughts on this, obviously. But I'm curious what you guys think. Go ahead. Jay. Okay. So this enormous things it's gonna hit by over and over again. We'll see where he lands. He's that guy who was part of the old guard. He's a part of that whole establishment democrat thing. Right. So where you wanna play the middle and appeals a certain folks, we forget what happened to administrations ago, and he represents part of that he's saying in two thousand fifteen when he went and saw Cheney right after Obama instruction came in was probably run beginning nine, I'm not sure exactly the went to talk to him. But he said he came in right after that. And you know, whenever you see things that the president of current president does. And then we see clips from from W, and when I call w or so stupid, but you know, what? I kind of wished you around again people say things like that. Because it's been that long. They were going start three sixteen years ago. There's people who don't know why we're in that world don't realize it that why will start in the thing. And the misconceptions and lies that were told by the Bush administration, the w ministration about reasons we got in things that Cheney did. And when he was running that administration. And we were incensed about it at the time after so much time, you tend to forget, and although this got uncovered and people are still hair on fire over it, rightfully so there's going to be still enough people say, oh, but you know, but that was when w was in power, and it's nowhere near as bad as it is now, and we'll gloss over it. And I'm not saying everyone will. But that's why these things important to point out and give that context to this is the W ministration where he's talking about legal ramifications with things in the legal way of doing things. Dick Cheney legal ways of doing things we're talking about the way, we were waterboarding, people and torture. Gaining sitting off the Guantanamo Bay. It's countless things we can talk about that. They did. But we forget it's there's a larger problem, and I'm going to draw in small, but the first thing is Americans. I think generally have a very short memory. This is a conversation that comes up whenever I tried to talk about racial issues, and you always get hit with this. Slavery was a soul such a long time ago. Like people have still like the last person are believed that was I'm not going to be lynched was in the eighties. Right. That is not a long time ago. And I come from a place where our history decades old. So we still talk about historical consequence of the way things work out. But the something about in America when it comes to trying to forget some of the ugliest parts of history to move forward. And is a way to avoid discussions around. What we need to do to continue to try and make reparations for issues in the past. So when it comes to someone like Joe Biden what we've had with Donald Trump is a lack of diplomacy. Right. Where this is a man who just says what he feels and people so sick and tired..
"dick cheney" Discussed on Pod Save the World
"Because again, they don't want any any country that has some drift towards right wing politics to say, oh, look at so easy to leave the U. We'll do the same. So, you know, the us not going to throw them this life raft. Then the leadership question is entirely, right? Because you've got Theresa May who clearly cannot bring along her party. She's losing these votes overwhelmingly their hard line Brexit people in our party thinks she's too soft. The people who want to remain thinks she's too hard, and she's kind of caught in the middle. And clearly she can't bring people together. Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the labour party is not really lead on this issue either. Because everybody presumes that because he's just kind of unreconstructed, British socialist. You know, he's a eurosceptic too. He wasn't a big fan of. The U E sees it as a bastion of kind of corporate interests. So he's not exactly sticking his neck out on this thing. And so this you're looking at a country without any leaders, you know, the non in the conservative party, not in the labor party at the top. Now, they're excellent people like our friend, David lamb who are leading from within their the the labor caucus in their other, you know leaders, but the people who are making the decisions right now, they're either lying to people. So the Brexit people who've said you can get all these benefits while leaving there being tentative Corbin because he frankly would probably like to see Theresa May fail at this. And you have an election that he can win or there's may who's actually tried to do something. But you know, can't can't deliver. The year of cellphones by Gordon governments. And I should add just so people know what the main issue is that that held this up. You may read in these stories about a backstop Irish backs up. So the bottom line is that Ireland is in the EU and Northern Ireland is a part of the night kingdom, and because of the EU there's no real border between Ireland Northern Ireland. In other words, goods flow across the border people-focused that border that is part. How you got peace in Northern Ireland right because you had greater connectivity with Republican Ireland. And what a lot of people are worried about is if you turn that into a hard border again, you you could potentially devastate the economy more than Ireland you could potentially even reinitiate some of the conflict in within Ireland. But if you keep the open border, then you don't have a real Brexit because there's still a part of the U that is kind of open to Northern Ireland. And so it it points up the impossibility either, you're gonna leave you or your. What and the Brexit people wanna leave? So they want a border there and people Northern Ireland and a lot of people in the UK and in Ireland don't want to have a border again because they're worried about what they would bring about. And and there's no solution. It's at the end of the day. It's a binary choice. Your inner you're out in May's been trying to define this kind of inbetween and your certain point like they just have to choose here. Well, everyone stay tuned on this one because it ain't done yet. And I like this could go on for a while. Yeah. Unfortunately, okay. This next subject is a difficult one to discuss so want to warn listeners in advance trigger warning. But some disturbing content or disturbing question is Dick Cheney good now. Oh god. The context the Washington Post reported that Cheney repeatedly pushed Mike Pence on Trump's foreign policy at some gross. Big donor retreat on like, a private island hosted by the American Enterprise. So I imagine like the monopoly man debating an oil, well the derivative there's something. But so here's what Cheney said he criticized Trump for pulling out of Syria in the middle of a phone, call with prime minister air to one of Turkey. He said he's worried that Trump doesn't read intelligence or attend the PDB. He said Trump shouldn't have canceled joint military exercises with South Korea. And he criticized a report that said Trump wants to get Germans the Japanese in the South Koreans to pay for the US troop presences in their countries. Wait for it with fifty percent profit margin on top so Cheney's, not wrong..
'Green Book' suffers from Hollywood's Common 'Magical Negro' Problem
"I know we talked about green book Schorr did. But the Oscars are this Sunday. And this will be might win best picture Lord. No Roma please let Roma win. I think we have to talk about it. Because there's one scene that I cannot get out of my mind. Okay. Which one so it's the scene were Tony Villalonga. Who is the Italian American guy from the Bronx who's been hired to drive. Don, Shirley, this black musician, two gigs. Okay. So it's a scene where Tony saves dawn from a bunch of unruly racist at a bar. I mean, I can imagine. What bothered you about that? But why bother you? This scene is meant to teach the audience that the guys that are beating up Don are the real racists. And Tony is kind of like a milk toast racist. He's not that bad of a racist. He's only ever called Don a couple of names behind his back and kind to face and the whole movie up into this point has given you the impression that Tony doesn't like black people. But the moment the movie takes you into the scene in the bar. You understand actually these are the real racist because they're capable of physical violence against someone just because they're black and Tony he's not really a bad guy after all a little bit of needing. He needs a little bit of coaxing. But you know, what he's actually on the right side of things, and you can bring him back over to the right side to the good side of history. And it's inferior eating it's infuriating Wesley. The idea that racism is only bad if it escalates into physical violence, and that's the tiny little microaggressions things that dehumanize. Is and demoralize and stereotype aren't actually really bad types of racism after all, so maybe they get a pass. Right. It feels like a very sanitize seen about racial mix that's designed specifically to make audiences fill better about themselves, and is amazing that you're bringing this up on the weekend of the Academy Awards. Yes. These same Academy Awards in which green book is nominated for five Oscars and is likely to win two or three including picture. Yeah. And you know, it's in company with movies like star is born in the favorite and vice about Dick Cheney, and of course, black klansman and Black Panther, right? Boy, if green book does win it'll be a really good company with the best picture winners of the last thirty years specifically when it comes to films about race, right? I just think America is obsessed with this sort of racial healing fantasy where there is a work that like being near. A black person can do to rehabilitate prejudice people and all that rubbing up against yelling at friction tension touching. Hugging. Driving will bring him to the light. Right. It's its own trope. Yeah. Right. What other films in the past have done this? What are you thinking about? I don't know. I mean, if we're just staying in the in the thirty year window, something like Forrest Gump. Ninety four win best picture ninety five the story of the very simple man name. Forrest Gump mom, always said life was lack of box chocolates sits on a bench and start just talking to anybody who sits down next to him about his his life. Never know what you're going to get. He winds up befriending. This other guy named Bubba Goodall. Bubba good day. You can catch pounds. Shrimp. Shrimp is the fruit of deceit. You can vote ball broad bike it so both have the same IQ. But the point is that force is the person on the journey and a person like Bubba is another step along the way. So one of which puts them on campus when George Wallace's denouncing the integration of university of Alabama. Right. And part of that sequence when Vivian Malone was one of the new black students drops her notebook on the way inside the school, the visual effects, people make it. So that forced picks up the notebook enhance it to Vivian. And it's just weird to me. Like, you realize like that like the movies about forest, not Vivian who? I would say has a much more interesting American story to tell. I country is all about and it isn't the forest gets made a better person because of black people. But it is the forest gets to look scans or not even see a lot of the problems in this country, all of which are shoulder by Jenny who played by Robin rate who is near some Black Panthers who do nothing when she's beaten up by her white piece boyfriend, the racial politics. This movie are crazy anyway, all the politics in this movie to be fair are crazy, but they all sort of benefit for his Gump the fantasy here, of course, if you're good enough and simple enough, America's racial problems can be hailed give this movie a best picture Oscar. Okay. I mean, what else crash best picture winner a two thousand six Lord. A movie. So frightening. The Geno worth refuses to watch it facts facts, only, basically, it's one of these race and racism are driving. Everybody in Los Angeles out of their minds, the Persians the Mexicans the white people the black people, but the thing that really takes me out. His you have all of these different people of different races all being nasty to each other because of race, but guess who the redeemed characters are in this movie. Oh my God. I don't even want to know, Sandra. Bullock, of course, like the second biggest racist in the movie, she gets carjacked, by ludicrous and Lorenzo Tate. Maybe I'm Alexis really tough. My think it'd be best. If you just went upstairs random, wait for them to break in. I just had a gun pointed in my favorite lower. Your voice was my fault. Because I knew it was going to happen. But the white person's he's two black men walking towards her. And she turns and walks in the other direction. She's a racist. Right. Well, I. Got scared, and I didn't say anything attend seconds later. I had a gun in my face. Now. I am telling you you're a Migo in. There is going to sell are key to one of his homes and miss time. It'd be really fucking great. If you acted like you actually gave us shit. And then what happens? She falls down the steps on a lot of pain killers or something. And decides at her Mexican-made Maria is her new best friend. I assume area wants to go home. But you know, we don't know 'cause movies out about Maria. It's about Sandra Bullock, but the real star that movie is Matt Dillon racists cop. Matt Dillon feels up Tandy Newton at a traffic doesn't like black people, but certainly put his hands all over a black woman. So she gets into a horrible car crash cars on fire cast who comes in to save the day. Hear me permissible be your. To get an extinguisher. Good that fire. Best supporting actor nomination for that gentleman. Okay. I'll get you out not Dylan approves he's not a racist because he's capable of saving some black person's life. Even after he's violated it and then driving miss daisy. Of this sort of problem. And it wins. Best picture nineteen ninety came out in eighty nine huge hit. Yeah. Better movie than you think. Actually, because I think it understands the thing that you and I are talking about right? There is something inherently impossible about black people and white people being friends at least, according to the way, the country is set up to like have both those friends be equal in the friendship. So it is a story of this old Jewish woman. Daisy were them. Sorry. This old named daisy were than related I hope. hope Not. not. Our son bully hires Hoke Morgan Freeman to drive her. And home nowhere else.
"dick cheney" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet
"It wasn't harsh enough to me the stories Cheney story mirrors, America's story. You know? It's a guy who found him Bishen wanted to make his wife proud wanted to make his family proud. And then that ambition and that desire to make good turned into something darker, and that is kind of what happened to America. So I don't believe anyone's just born evil. I don't think it's the way it works. So I really was looking at what happened to this guy. How did he end up in the place that he ended up by the end, which without question is as a leader who did a lot of destruction. So that that was the way I looked at it. And in that lens it played more like a tragedy to be a tragedy for the world for the country. For him for his family. And it was more about a sense that we had lost something kind of essential. By that time. Do you think the Dick Cheney's evil? I just don't know what the word evil means. I mean can people become twisted can people's minds become bent through circumstance through addiction through pain through trauma. Yes. And would you call that position? They would reach would some called evil shirt to Dick Cheney get to a place like that. By the end, we're through power through paranoia that he did some awful stuff. Yes. But I just I don't use the word evil. I I really don't use good and evil. I don't think they're very helpful. Well, the reason I ask is the amazing performance by Christian bale who with when I first saw the news report that this movie was coming out of Christian bale would be playing Dick Cheney at first I thought that's nuts. And then I thought well, of course, because Christian bale complaint anyone, but I believe at the Golden Globes where he won best actor, and I know how much this was tongue in cheek and how much of it was serious. He thanked in his speech. Satan, which was a reference to Dick Cheney is that is that a way of calling him evil is that fair. Well, Satan in fairness, not necessarily in connection to Cheney Satan helped us in other regards with his movie, he helped us get financing. He was no. Well, he was kidding. We go back to pandas. He was he was totally tongue-in-cheek. Okay. I think he was saying that to make me laugh, and I think he was poking fun at once again just extremes in our country. There's this whole thing where Dick Cheney was portrayed as Darth Vader. And Christian Bill refers to him as Satan. Is there a part of based on your knowledge is there a part of that image that Dick Cheney and people around him actually sort of embrace in reciprocal tongue-in-cheek manner. Oh, absolutely. He's very public. Well, as public is Dick Cheney can be, but he has said he gets a kick out of it. I think one year some of his grandkids dressed up as Darth Vader. It's a very open joke in the family. So he owns it. He completely owns it. I actually think that the part of the movie that probably rattled some people more than anything else is depicting the Reagan, revolution and depicting. How America changed and I've heard. Some people say, oh, you're just going after the Republicans. No, not really. But there was a giant historical change in this country that we don't talk about improper terms. Let's talk about it. What was the change? I mean, the change was the Republican revolution. The Reagan revolution of the late seventies early eighties. And we are still living in that revolution. Some would call it the counter revolution to FDR's new deal. But it was you know, very skillfully and purposely done. I mean, you know, millions and millions of dollars came into Washington DC, they built the right wing think tanks. They'd the talking points were lining up. You had your perfect kind of lead actor as the president Ronald Reagan, and he gets in the American Enterprise Institute gives them a list of policies they want and by the end of his eight years..
"dick cheney" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet
"So she just went over to dick and said dick would you like to take me to the dance? And that was it dick dumped his girlfriend left her in tears with Lynn history was written in his he was on his path to White House jobs. We talked to Joan actually we actually got in touch with her and the old girlfriend. Yeah. A lot of people say that whoever Lynn married would have made it to the White House. Yeah. The they say, whoever she would have married would have been president or vice president, and they say that to this day. Half the room wants to be the other half fear. I know George has next nine. After that who knows. Respect the hell at Reagan. Known as shown the world that true power. The American presidents. She set a force of nature. I mean, you know, and she worked at the think tanks. She's written what like twelve books. She's very charismatic seeing tapes of her on talk shows and feels like someone you wouldn't want to mess with. And I can't imagine a woman like that back in the late fifties. You know, part of the story was to she worked for a guy ran oil company and he wanted to give her a scholarship to Yale. But no women were allowed into yell at that time. So she said we'll want it you give it to my boyfriend, dick. And that's how he got a scholarship to Yale. She transfers transferred the offer to her husband. Yeah. Now that was back in the days where certain rich guys would just have a couple of scholarships that could dole out as they saw fit. And he was like, oh, gosh Lynn, you're so smarter, which could give it to you. But there's no women at Yale. And what about my boyfriend, and that was it? And then of course, he flunked out about a year and a half two years later when did he get his act together based on your research in reading? So he flunked out of Yale came back to casper, Wyoming and got a job hanging. Power lines apprentice lineman, and he was hit pretty hard. I mean, that's hard drinking kind of life. And meanwhile, Lynn was graduating from Colorado college straight a student, and then it started to get really bad. Then Dick Cheney started to get to you is and really hanging with a rough crowd. And that's kind of the precipitating scene of the whole movie is when she sits down, basically says you choose me or you choose this. And when she put it that way, he white knuckled it he chose her. He stopped drinking on that job. He told her he'd just right there by the whole old school. You know, nineteen fifties and nineteen sixties cold Turkey. Exactly a lot like George W Bush did right away. So you did a lot of research and you wanted to get it. Exactly. Right. What kind of pushback have you gotten from the Cheney family and or? Cheney supporters who may not love the portrayal in the film. There's no response from the Cheney family. They know it's accurate. The only thing we get is. And you see this all the time in our modern press, there certain outlets that kind of like insinuate that. It's not accurate a read the piece, and I'm like, you didn't say what wasn't accurate or they're gonna few that let's say it's not accurate, and then they show their research and their research is incorrect. So there's this kind of assumption because it's a Hollywood movie that it's not accurate, but I'm still waiting for someone new point out something in the movie that's not not accurate. I've yet to see it. But I guess my reaction is having seen it and enjoyed it that some people might not like the portrayal because they think he's painted a little bit as a villain, which I didn't fully see, you know, he had certain things that he did he moved us towards a particular war. And he had certain attributes do you think of him as as a villain in the pool? Medical history of the country. We weren't trying to portray it one way or the other. I mean, I've actually heard some people on the left complain that the movie is kind to him Wilkerson, Colin Powell's old right hand guy was complaining..
"dick cheney" Discussed on At Liberty
"It's always kind of thrilling thing we really made an effort to always show the effects of them walking down a hallway looking at paperwork, and it really starts with them being in the White House and kind of gossiping in the hallway rooms in janey about the bombing of Cambodia, and we right away tried to show that that's not some extract. Discussion we go right to an actual village being bombed, and we did the same thing with the Iraq war. It's not nervous, George W Bush reading that. We're talking the country. It's an actual family cowering under a table in Baghdad and the tortures real easy people really screaming that these decisions have impacts. And that was our attempt to get out of that kind of good syndrome was really show the suffering. That's going on. If you re cut the movie goodfellas and added six percent more suffering on the side of their victims. It becomes a very different movie. And we really made an attempt to do that. No, I think it's quite powerful to see the juxtaposition of the impact of these decisions that are made thousands of miles away. But you do still get the impression despite the fact that there are tragic consequences to what he's doing in some ways, he never really sets a foot wrong. And I wonder how you made that decision especially in light of the fact that there were lots of people at the elsewhere who are fighting very hard against a lot of these policies. Oh, yeah. I mean, it no way through what he does during the sinus vice president in no way, or we saying is operating with impunity. If you look at the way, he's acting. He's still being tricky. I mean, he's still like what he needs those energy CEO's. He finds a little bit of a loophole in the law like when they start working the intelligence on the Iraq war, they're working from inside without a strong free press without the ACO, you you would have him doing this in the light of day. But he couldn't that's why point. Two million emails disappeared when he left off. That's why hundreds of thousands of documents that he refused to turn over. There's a story about the energy commission to one of the other loopholes that said that you can't need in the same room. So we were so tempted to put this in the movie, but they actually did a meeting with an energy CEO where he would stand outside the doorway, and they would talk to him. But he was very crafty. All that kind of tap dancing around the law. But yeah, there was certainly people who do what he was up to. They knew something was a foul. You see it in the movie too. When there's the freedom of information act. I think it's from the Sierra Club. And they got the maps of the Iraqi oilfields off those energy commission meetings. So they're definitely as pushback going on. And then by the end of about six years the country did start figuring out through the efforts of once again. Great journalist, great coverage is you know, you activists everyone did start to figure out boy these guys have really mess stuff up. And I mean finally, it was the economy clubs, and it's the one thing you can't cover up. So yeah, if I gone the road of showing vigilant constitutional warriors fighting against him that comes kind of different movie I wanted to show his craftiness, but there's no way operated with impunity was very tricky. Very quiet very light on its toes game that he ran when he was in the White House just about influence and unspoken influence, and he really lived in the cracks of the system that was my interpretation one other team. I wanted to bring up with the inclusion of the story about his daughter when his daughter Mary came out of the closet that was what when might consider redeeming moment for him for large parts of the audience where he accepted his daughter when she told him that she was a lesbian later on in the film. We see the sort of power over everything piece of his character show through can you talk about why you decided to highlight the story with his daughter in particular, and maybe tell us how that turns out one thing you'd hear about Dick Cheney through. Our research over and over again, he's great father does all the cooking for the family. Does the shopping. He loves his daughter. He loves his wife that he is a dedicated that his family is everything..
"dick cheney" Discussed on At Liberty
"And pretty quickly we discovered with Cheney having two parents that were strong strong democrat. Pat's and actually by all accounts Cheney not really being interested in politics, when he was younger, not really having a strong point of view, the turning point for Cheney really became meeting Donald Rumsfeld who was probably one of the most ambitious people in Washington DC at that point. So at that point the story became about Lynn and dick getting a taste for power and liking power. And I couldn't find a consistent ideology, they were willing to be just lightly against the Vietnam war with Rumsfeld because serve their purposes to counteract Kissinger. But then when they're in the forty ministration they were willing to be very hawkish on Russia because that served a way to expand their power. So the perfect manifestation of that is the unitary executive theory strong interpretation of the unitary executive theory because that is all about expanded unchecked powers, and for those who aren't familiar the unitary executive theory is basically the idea that the president has almost unchecked power to direct the executive branch. Particularly during crisis to even call it. A theory is probably giving it a little too much credit. And it's no mistake that Dick Cheney was drawn to it like a mosquito to alight. And it became one of the driving forces of his career. It's what brought him together with David Addington, his lawyer or some people call them Cheney's brain, and you see constantly throughout his career attempts to expand executive reach expand executive theory to operate without transparency to operate with impunity. So that really became the kind of center of the legal side for us when it came to Dick Cheney, that's really helpful framework who was in the come from how do the rise so fast, and then what was the role of ideology versus career is maybe like to take those intern. And and unpack them a bit in terms of where he came from one thing that I noted about this is that you actually don't go much into his background. And you mentioned that his parents were strong Democrats. But that is not actually in the film. It's an interesting tidbit. But how did you decide when to start his story which is? After he's already dropped out of college is very little about his family or his upbringing. Well, that was one of the hardest parts of the movie we originally had filmed the whole section about him meeting. Lynn falling in love. We did mention the parents. But it just we test screen the movie, and it kinda just lay there. And the reason it lays there is just a it's goes back to basic storytelling the Canucks it's not really an active choice by Dick Cheney. He's not the protagonist of his first act. And it's really Lynn Vincent story. The first act because you look at Dick Cheney's, brother and sister, they had very very normal lives. I think the brother was a plumber it's hard to find much about them. But I'm convinced if Cheney hadn't met Lynn, he would have spent the rest of his life in Wyoming, probably would have been alignment, maybe gone to community college. And it was just not an active beginning to the story. The real active beginning is when he's screwing up, and she says get it together or I'm gone. And in that moment, you see her Embiid, and you see that she's an unusual forceful strong woman for those times. And you see that he really does rob her and he's going to do this for her. So yeah, there's a lot of discussion lot of different cuts about it. But instead we ended up rest in on that scene and making that scene kind of do a lot of that work for us. Believe me, I would have loved to have done a two hour forty five minute version of the movie, but we felt like that moment kind of crystallize a lot of what I just said. And the idea of him being a democrat is parents were Democrats. I don't think he really cared. He was pretty ambivalent. I mean, he did a little bit of internship work when he was university of Wisconsin for like, a Republican governor. But for the most part didn't seem driven by any kind of ideology, and by all accounts, and I think he's even said it it was when he saw Donald Rumsfeld that he's like whatever that guy is..
"dick cheney" Discussed on At Liberty
"Comedy world. Mckay's credits include Saturday Night Live funnier die and the big short. Today will be talking to him about his latest film vice which he wrote and directed and has been nominated for eight Academy Awards, including best picture best director and best original screenplay. Vice tells the story of Dick Cheney as played by Christian bale during his journey from college dropout to becoming the most powerful and probably the most controversial vice president in American history. We'll discuss why he chose to tell this story now and Cheney's legacy ten years after the end of the George W Bush administration, Adam thanks very much for joining us today. Welcome to the podcast. Thank summers. Very good to be here. The question I wanted to start off with is how did you decide to tell this story? Now, what drew you to this story of Dick Cheney? You know, I finished up doing the big short and we had done all the publicity tour and award shows. And that thing happened that our bodies tend to do where all of a sudden it just got really sick for like two and a half weeks at a nasty flu. And I started looking at bookshelves, you know, people give you books through the years, and you just shoved him up there and don't really think about him. And there was one about Dick Cheney, and it kinda struck me like, wow. The book of history is about to close on that guy. Like, you don't really hear his name mention that much more, and you don't hear W Bush's name really mentioned and holy cow. Those were just rough eight years, and we went to war and the economy collapsed, and torture and all these things, and I you know, I follow the news. So I knew some stuff about him. But I just I curious, and I started reading and was kind of amazed by what a large epic. American tale. Chinese life story is how far back it reaches. How many monumental moments in history? He was around for this like Zelic like presence the seventies through the eighties. And then of course, I was amazed by how I gotta give him credit brilliant. He was it manipulating the system and playing the system once he became vice presidents in his understanding of the bureaucracy and the laws and how to squeeze between the cracks on them. So that he could acquire more power. And I kept reading more and more books and the story kept getting richer and richer and then somewhere along that line. Donald Trump got elected. And all of a sudden, we started hearing people say, hey, I kinda miss George W Bush. He wasn't that bad Tim and Cheney, and I really felt like I gotta make the movie I was like this crazy that people are saying this, and that was it. We were off to the races. It's really interesting to think about the different reactions you've received I've talked to others who've seen the film for whom. This was revisiting a bad memory. But there are many other folks some younger people for whom this is the first introduction to this story, which audience did you have in mind as you're making it you said that you were worried that the book of history might close was primarily targeted that younger. Folks are not so familiar with this story. I didn't really think about the specific audience. I mean, I knew certainly professional journalists and scholars quite a bit about. So it wasn't targeted at them as much, but I was hoping to just re-engage the conversation or another way to look at it is in the film world there really hadn't been any movies made about him. There is W L over stone that glanced on his character. But that was about it. And there's certainly some great documentaries. But there was no real film. And I just wanted to make sure that what happened was marked down in the film ledger. And as. It's turned out. You're correct. The most exciting responses I've been getting those really are from younger people in that ranges from teenagers all the way to early thirties of a neighbor who's has son who's fourteen years old? And he's watched the movie four times of a lot of people come up to me at screenings and say, you know, I was too young for those on my God..
SAG Award Predictions 2019: Who Will Win?
"Is a big favorites. It's the Screen Actors Guild awards and there are some clear favorites. I don't like to be lectured to I'm not a child Glenn Close is viewed as the overwhelming favourite to win best actress for her role in the wife and Christian bale is the favorite to win. Best actor for his portrayal of former Vice President Dick Cheney in vice have been secretary of defense. I have been chief of staff, but the top sag award best cast in the motion picture could be wide. Open. A number of films are given a chance including a star is born Black Panther and
Netflix's 'Roma' is the Critics' Choice. Will It Be Oscar's too?
"Is the big winner. At this year's critics choice awards the net flix film about a housekeeper in one thousand nine hundred seventy s Mexico City picking up the best picture award. Also, earning the director, a trophy Roma has also won best foreign film and best cinematography Christian bow earned best accurate award for portraying Vice President Dick Cheney in vice
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"Of the Dick Cheney strings and George Bush. Here's a big surprise. George Bush comes off as a. Complete moron. In his movie who jets, let's Dick Cheney. Not push him around. Dick Cheney doesn't it very sly subtle way. But everything Dick Cheney wants Dick Cheney gets. And George W comes off very lame in this movie. You do not have to see in theaters. It's good. It's not that good. And I didn't see in the United stolen at home. Today with my wife, but it's not a movie that you have to go to the and see it's not that kind of a movie to begin with you can wait to it's on the cables away to you is that you watch a movie in let's say Hello to Chris on ninety four happy. Chris. The morning. Good morning. Good morning. How's it going? I'm doing fine struggling with my voice, but I'll get through it. Sorry to hear that man. Maybe a little camomile or fix that up. Just calling in 'cause I'm actually driving with a bunch of dudes on the way to the airport now to go play Retiro Stanford. You know, no matter John, Jen conference jazz station network, and I heard your drop about the saints. What are you? What are you on your way to do the jazz education network conference Jin Reno we playing tarot Stafford's big band? Okay. He's coming in Philly next week. Well, he's in Philly. We're leaving Philly now go to Reno, but he's all over the place. That's the hardest working man. And Trump is I've already seen him, Dan Kimmel exit amazing trumpet player amaze. Awesome. Awesome. Awesome. Great. Hang to gotta get a drink with the guy. Okay. Are you a China play yourself? Unfortunately, a trombone player, but. I love to love the trombone dig it man was an Austin city limits Sunday night trombone shorty trombone shorty is the man I saw him down in New Orleans thick. Yeah. True. Andrews is bad. He started sing too much for me. I brought man. Yeah. I prefer Chandan shorty when he's instrumental not bad singer. I. I prefer him to be instrumental. But how did you pick up on trombone? I actually really wanted to play saxophone when I was third rude. But I was a bigger kid and the accident didn't happen with guy had trombone trombone player minimum fourteen stock. So that's what I do. Now. Wanna know what's unfortunate event that what's wrong with peanut trombone player nothing at all, man. I love it. There's not as much work right for trombone player compared to a saxophone. Plenty of work. Except for a good trombone player. There's plenty of work. Not so much a dime at dozen instrument. You know what I'm saying? Why is there a place in the area where I could come out and see you play. Yeah. You can catch us I play with Jackson Claire jazz orchestra Larose in Germantown every first Thursday of the month. Are you can come catch the south Philly big band that either Chris jazz cafe? Right and center city or the warehouse on lots of north Philly also to me semi male. All right. It's easy big.
Liz Cheney Blasts Christian Bale for Calling Her Father 'Satan'
"The daughter of a former vice president responding to something an actor says about her dad USA radio's Chris Barnes now with the story from Washington DC. See former VP Dick Cheney's daughter. Liz Cheney now a congresswoman from Ohio Ming is blasting actor Christian bale after he referred to her father as Satan while accepting an award at the Golden Globes bail having won best actor for playing the former vice president in the movie, vice Christian bale, finally had the chance to play a real superhero. And he clearly screwed it up. So. I'm obviously incredibly proud of my dad, very proud and honored to be his daughter. And I haven't seen the movie we're in a situation where we've got really important work to do to get the border secure journey was speaking on FOX and friends
Rami Malek and 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Win Big at 2019 Golden Globes
"With a look at some of the awards bestowed Sunday night at what some call the pre-oscars. Here's USA radio's Chris Barnes at the seventy six th annual Golden Globe awards bohemian rhapsody the saga about the rock band Queen which could have easily been categorized. As a comedy musical. Ended up winning the year is best motion picture drama enact Karami. Molly won best actor in a motion picture drama for portraying, Freddie. Mercury. The band's frontman. Thank you to, Freddie. Mercury for giving me the. Lifetime. I love you, man. The real, Freddie. Mercury died back in one thousand nine hundred ninety one while green book the account of a true life road trip through the Jim crow south could have been competing for best drama, it ended up winning the award for best comedy or musical and Christian bale. Tacoma, Golden Globe for best actor in a motion picture comedy for his portrayal of former VP Dick Cheney in vice for USA radio news. I'm Chris Barnes
"dick cheney" Discussed on Talk 650 KSTE
"The phone at eight eight eight nine four one eight eight eight nine four one seventy two forty seven and you know, this time. Yeah. You might be you might be sick of. What's going on in your house but tomorrow night, and you may be tempted to go to the movie Vienna's? Well, one thing on offer starting tomorrow will be vox, the Christian bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell movie or about former Vice President Dick Cheney. Now, it's not even they're not even attempting to suggest this is factually accurate. But there is nevertheless, a lot of Oscar buzz about it. Because of course, they are attacking a Republican. Anyway, meanwhile, Charles de is been working with the former Vice President Cheney on a very comprehensive biography of his entire life. And I'm very pleased to say that Charles is joining us right now. Thank you very much for doing that, sir. How are you? I'm great. How are you? I am very well. Indeed. So what is the vice president make of this movie? That's coming out about him. Well, if you think about it all right now. L L. We get to see is one minute and three seconds and not the entire movie. But I will tell you that in speaking with him. I think he is a little probably guarded as to what really is going to come out of the movie if you look at the trailer there are a number of inaccuracies just with the trailer itself. So in that short time period. You see a lot of Hollywood fiction, and unfortunately, we can safely assume that they're going to be a lot of misrepresentations that inaccuracies with this movie because after all. When it comes to Hollywood. It's about selling tickets and packing. The theater is often giving really light regard to the facts. And so a lot of facts are not going to be in this movie. Unfortunately, you're not going to know about the real Dick Cheney well before before we talk about some more of the movie, let's figure out how you got to this gig of working directly with him on the biography his life. Sure. Well, I've had a I've been fortunate enough to have a lot of the deep personal relationships with a number of our former vice president's going all the way back to Walter Mondale. Dan Quayle Dick Cheney among others, and I've also put out two books on the vice presidency one to home and the second book on the actual modern vice presidency, which is out next month. And I've also had a lot of relationships with in Washington over the years I've lived in Washington twice. So that is allowed me to build a personal and professional relationship with the vice president and much like most people looking to write a book. You simply just ask somebody. I asked the vice president, and he was very open and receptive to it. And we're now working with each other regularly on a monthly basis. I spend a lot of time with him. Then we're putting together the book, and you know, one thing he told me a lot of people are probably not aware of this. He doesn't mind criticism. What he does mind someone in taxes integrity? He can take a lot of shots at him. And he'll give back. He's lucky understands the game of politics. And I've asked him a lot of hard questions, you know, over the years. And and I say that because the book that we're putting out one of the things he said to me, he's Charles I want you to talk to my critics, I want you to see what they have to say about my political tenure about the vice presidency. And that's what we're doing. We're talking to everybody. This is not this is an authorized biography. But it's also a book that is going to cover and let his people what his critics talk. And that's one of the things that impressed me about Cheney is that he's open to that. Yeah. Fascinating stuff. We're talking to challenge is working on a very in depth comprehensive. Some would say autobiographies or a biography with Vice President Dick Cheney. Let's let's talk about some of the stuff you've already cover. Can we can we get into some of the stuff you've already covered with the vice president is going to make it to the book cure. Absolutely. I mean, obviously with anybody you going to start with the childhood we're gonna end with his vice presidency with you know, the things he's doing after office. But we've covered quite a bit already as his tenure a secretary defense. We've covered a lot about his time as Wyoming's one congressman for a decade. And this is really where I'm also the chief of staff for president Ford. So in all the early years of his life and career this is where Cheney starts to build his long lasting relationships. This is where he has true relationships with people throughout all departments throughout the US government different organizations different agencies. And when he becomes vice president, this is ultimately, what has led him to become such a powerful, man. He's got people. In almost every conceivable place at government. But the Cheney way of I what I like to say of doing things is quite to the contrary people say dark Knight, and he's standoffish. Now, that's not him. At all the reason why he's gained so much power has been so influential is because he really is a someone who's very good at building long lasting relationships. So we covered his chief of staff and then onto a congressman then secretary of defense. Has he has anything surprised you in your conversations with him on what you find out about him? The thing about Cheney is he's a really unassuming guy. He's not someone who cares about the biggest motorcade, the largest, the largest secret service detail and the nicest. He's he's a westerner. He's very comfortable in his Stetson cowboy hat and a pair of cowboy boots and jeans. He's a really unassuming guy. And because of that he's down to earth. And if you talk to people, which I've done, both Democrats, Republicans and independence, and they'll tell you. They have a lot of respect for him. Just based on who he is his candor. He shoots straight. There isn't any way. And he's very practical a lot of things, and and it doesn't mince words. Miss was you either. What's that? Now. I'm assuming he's not mincing any words with you either. No, he's not he he's we've had some conversations about some of this top critics, Colin Powell being one of them and what he feels about Powell. And you know, he's stated many times at Powell leaving in Bush's. Second term was was the best for the country. And that's putting it lightly. He's been very direct about Obama and his criticism of Obama during his eight years and also Biden to so he's he's not afraid to hit back and hit hard. And that's that's that's the Cheney way. Of course, he he attended the funeral of president George H W Bush probably the most recent time we've seen him in public. How important was it for him to be that was it? It was personally important. Was it something else? Well knows personally important, and I'll tell you why he has had a long standing relationship with the Bush family. The president did kick him after John towers nomination went down in flames and Canadian secretary of defense. He looks back at and he'll tell you this one thing that's going to be in the book. I've asked him many times. What's your what's your favorite position that you really had ever held them in the political world? He said, absolutely. He was the secretary of defense. So he has a very special bond with that job ultimately serving under George H W Bush that time when he was secdef from nineteen eighty nine to nineteen Ninety-three challenges a lot of change that happened. But he'll tell you also this will be in the book that was the greatest really set of people that were that were ever together to work on a lot of foreign policy issues with Baker Scowcroft, the president himself and even Powell when they were on good working relationships. It's holds a very special place in his heart. When he was secretary of defense, and because of that, obviously as a has a very very high regard for president, George H W Bush. Yeah. He seems to have been remembered in a fall better way. The knee was traded volumes in office. Happens a lot. I mean, George W Bush's getting the same treatment right now. The people seem to remember him and his time in office with with affection, which is really weird. If you have a fairly short memory and how he was treated while he was in office. I would agree. And I and I think if you look at the movie that's coming out tomorrow. You know, if you look at the trail, they've got George Bush, which is played by Sam Rockwell holding chicken wing and talking to Cheney and Chaney which is played by Christian bale is basically saying look, I will take care of foreign policy defense and energy. So it gives us impression that Cheney's the grand emperor, and George W Bush is just going to go along with everything. Well, that's just unfortunately, not true. George W Bush is the President Cheney is the Vice President Dick Cheney didn't find any any legislative issues into law. The president did so there's a distortion on that relationship. Some some critics even called it a co presidency. I would disagree. I think Bush brought Cheney in first national security expertise and other areas, but the end of the day the president made the decision not the vice president. And that of course was the narrative at a time who really was the president. We we had that narrative. We did. Well, that's also because a perfect storm came together with nine eleven for Cheney to really assert his influence with us, national security credentials and Bush knowing all the credentials that he did have gave Cheney really a lot of rain and a lot of latitude if you will do the things that he needed to do to help fight the war and terror so naturally. He evolved into the most powerful vice-president history of this nation, and we'll look we're never going to see another dictate because whenever we're never going to see another politician come to power in vice president as vice president with all of the experience that Cheney had. I don't think we're ever going to see another vice president as can be given so much latitude so much flexibility to do what you needed to do. I just don't I just don't see that. Country too throws up surprises over the time. Though, don't we? I will tell you this as a as a student of clinical history for many years, I've often told people, and there's no question that Cheney's the most powerful vice-president history was nation. But I would also argue is possibly one of the most powerful man in the planet of the last forty or fifty years, I really think that after Reagan LBJ. A few others chains right up there. And he was the vice president not the president. That's just tells you how powerful the band was. Let's let's send have you had much conversation with him about nine eleven. I have I in fact, I've had a number of conversations about nine eleven. Did it change him? It did I think he saw the seriousness of the attack at the World Trade Center at the Pentagon and in Pennsylvania. There's a there's a this notion within within Washington that Dick Cheney changed that he wasn't the Dick Cheney prior to nine eleven and I'll tell you this that he saw the series. This was a man who had berry berry comprehensive national security credentials. He's all the issues and challenges a lot of people because of that, I think it hardened him. And I think it also hardened him when he was speaking to Bush in the PR, the presidential bunker below the White House in the morning of nine eleven Bush gave him the authorization shootdowns millionaire liners were coming to Washington. I think that really resonated with him this. This is serious. This is a decision. I may have to to make to potentially take the lives of hundreds of men women and children to say possibly thousands more in Washington. I think that really really. Sat with him. In a very very. Ertel way that this is a this is a new world that we're in. And we really need to fight these people as best we can when can we expect to see this book out there. Charles. Well. The book right now called our nation's number two the rise of the modern American vice-presidency, which covers everybody's president from Walter Mondale. The Mike Pence's out two weeks. There's a big section on Cheney. There's also a big section on the feud between Cheney and Powell the actual biography on the vice president, we're not t-. Sure, we're we're probably a few years out. This is going to be I'm trying to put this book together as a signature book of the vice president much like Jon Meacham wrote the signature book on George.
"dick cheney" Discussed on Mason & Ireland
"We said this week Mason, Ireland ESPN light. Oh, by the way. Happy hanukkah. It is the sixth night of Hanukkah. So we wish you happy. Hanukkah Jewish brothers and sisters. We are Roman. We are continuing with love this strike, Mason and Ireland Momo's here. OJ Jackson juniors here, we're doing. Let's see. Okay. So I just teased the question. The Freddie Mercury movie is out, by the way. Romney Mallock kills it. That is an unbelievable performance. And there's a new Dick Cheney movie coming up with Christian bale playing Dick Cheney. Have you not seen this? Recognizable looks like Dick Cheney. Wow. And it has a great Sam Rockwell as George W Bush performance to that's coming up cool. So if I give you the opportunity and make a movie about any historical figure who would you choose Momo is it disqualifying. If there's already been a movie made about this person, but they were, but it was a bad movie. It should be done again. But good kind of missing the spirit of the question. But okay, okay. Because Josephine Baker to me is sort of. They're not minor. But a lot of people don't know about her because it happened a long time ago, but so interesting, and especially the censorship and the way she was starting to describe who she was just even Baker was came. He was born in south and danced her way into being like at the time that dance was like something everyone went to watch live, right? Yup. She danced her way into being the most popular entertainer in the world at one point. Right. But then she sort of ran afoul of this gossip columnist in New York, and it was at a time of great racial prejudice. Uh-huh. And what I'm telling you. I'm a very short version. It's amazingly long and complicated. But she the gossip column is like turned on her and started just like trashing her in the print and ended up getting her barred and inciting a lot of racism against her here in the United States. So she goes over to France. And she becomes like the first lady of France. Like, she's an African American woman who. One and stole the hearts, right? She's famous, of course for dancing topless. But she then by some like castle in France, and like starts adopting children and has like like sorta like Angelina Jolie style and ended up she's super famous in France and has all these children, and then ended up dying destitute at some point like didn't they repossess the castle? And all that. This is like a hard storyteller. Pretty possessing it back, and she couldn't make the payments. But anyway, I just at the moment in history that she lives the stuff that happens with her. She's had all these just it intersects with a lot of big things that happened right world. And the fact that she had to leave the United States and go to France to be appreciated, and I think she's really appreciated much more in depth. And she wasn't life. She'd be there was a story is called the Josephine Baker story. But it wasn't very good now with a really amazing female lead. Okay. Follow cat Ramona's road. I would probably go with I would want to see a remake of Jimi Hendrix movie. Yes, sir. Ooh. That's a good answer. Also, I will want just because I feel like his story is in really appreciate it as much as it should be. I would say Kareem Abdul-Jabbar just solely because what he had to do. You know, he was in the civil rights movement. He was he was right there front center such an intelligent guy. Outlaw dunking. They couldn't don't be guys. So he made the hook shot, you know. So I definitely would like to see a cat movie. Okay. I like. Well, first of all Walter Cronkite. I think would make a great happy. He is member when they used to have regular real straight news. He was one of those guys he was the conscience and the news voice of America for many years. So that would be one the other one is by reston who is was part of the civil rights movement with Dr Martin Luther King and happened to be. Gay and most people do not know his story, but was part of the civil rights movement with Martin Luther King and king, of course, knew all about him newest partner at summer, but fascinating story..
Golden Globes nominations and the Oscars find a host...for now
"KCRW sponsors include neon presenting vox, Lux, twenty-first-century portrait of Celeste a pop megastar grappling with a tragic past starring Academy Award winner, Natalie Portman and Academy Award nominee, Jude law academy eligible in all categories opens Friday. I'm Kim masters, and this is the Hollywood breakdown joining me is Matt Bellamy of the Hollywood reporter, and Matt we have the Golden Globes nominations out today, and I cannot discuss the Golden Globes without once again, noting what the heck are the Golden Globes. I mean, this is a group of foreign press people, and they are not a big group about ninety. I think is how many there are and they have managed, you know, kudos to them to create this gigantic deal around a bunch of reporters, some of them who I think are not even fulltime reporters may not have been published for awhile anywhere that you've even heard of. But whatever they've made it into this huge deal this huge telecast. And even though it has no connection to the academy whatsoever. It is. Deemed to have influence, so I guess we have to talk about. Yeah. And the fact of the matter is the Globes do matter they're an awards body that starts off the season their their nominations are in play during the very important holiday movie going seasons. So they can be influential on box office, and they are an indicator of the Oscar nominations, and I think this year the big winner from the globe. It's gotta be vice the Dick Cheney movie from Adam McKay, which has six nominations to lead the field. Yeah. I mean vices people thought that Christian bale would be nominated for playing Dick Cheney. But I don't think it had been seen in the best picture category. I don't know if it truly influences, but maybe on some unconscious level this attention does influence, so I'll let you have that point. Again. There are some changes. I do think that the Hollywood Foreign Press has tried to do better. There has been a wrap in the past that they snub movies with African American cats that did not happen this year movies that are in the mix. This year are black klansman. From Spike Lee, Black Panther. Of course, the marvel movie, and if Beale street could talk which is based on James Baldwin story. So those movies are in and that's better one thing that has not gotten better. And this was pointed out last year by Natalie Portman and announcing the nominations no women nominees again in the director category. That is unfortunate. I don't think the Academy Awards nominations will likely have any female directors. Either least how it's playing out right now Tamara Jenkins is sort of in the race for the fertility drama private life that she directed for net. Flicks. There is Debra Granik has leave no trace, but that's considered a smaller movie, and Marielle Heller has can you ever forgive me, which is getting more notice for Melissa McCarthy's performance, and she was nominated today as well. Yeah. Of course, there's khloe show with the writer, which just wanna Critics Award in New York. So that I think might be on the academy's potentially. It's a small. Movie, but potentially on the kademi threat. Our TV is where the most controversy happens, you know, things like succession overlooked, which is a very well regarded HBO series, and you know, certain things that don't seem to make sense, but I'm just going to pivot away from that for second to talk briefly about the Academy Awards after a long delay. The academy has come up with a host or ABC for the ABC telecast, Kevin Hart instantly, there are issues on the internet because of homophobic jokes that Kevin Hart had tweeted unfortunate. But it's a very tough job the academy to find a host. And it looks like they may have overlooked something here. Yeah, he certainly popular and has a lot of movies that people love. So we'll see when that they stay with them. Thank you, Matt. Thank you. That's Melanie editorial director of the Hollywood reporter. He joins me this Monday at two o'clock on the business. I'm Kim masters, and this is the Hollywood breakdown KCRW sponsors include neon presenting vox Lux at twenty-first-century portrait of Celeste. A pop megastar grab. Alling with a tragic past starring Academy Award winner, Natalie Portman and Academy Award nominee, Jude law academy eligible in all categories opens Friday, this podcast was made by public radio station. KCRW our status has a nonprofit enables us to make bold and unusual programs. But we need your support to keep it that way donate or become a member at KCRW dot com slash join.
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Former US president George H.W. Bush dead at 94
"Pay their respects as Bush will lie in state the capital rotunda in Washington DC through Wednesday world leaders say they are saddened by the death of an elder statesman. They call their friend for Vice President Dick Cheney is remembering former President Bush as a consequential leader is knowledge of foreign leaders people he'd worked with over the years is understanding that the military is willingness to support the military. He was the great leader Cheney who served as Bush's vice president talked about their relationship on Fox News Sunday, he said in his opinion, though, quote, and maybe biased the Bush administration was about the most quote successful national security foreign affairs defense team that he ever experience. Bush died Friday at the age of ninety four US Senator Charles Schumer wants Marriott to foot the Bill for people who. Passport information was compromised in a massive
"dick cheney" Discussed on Talk Is Jericho
"So basically, I've been I got like American Airlines platinum because him. Thanks rock. Yeah. That one I watched the first transformers those never transformers fan kid. Probably check it out maybe on a plane to support Johnson it. But I don't know if I'll make it to theaters for that one Holmes and Watson, this looks pretty funny. The return of John C Reilly, and we'll feral Talladega nights earning and read what I wrote, but me, your male audience would appreciate this. I could care less. Hello Hillel comedy equals. Obviously. Why do you care less about this? I, you know, I love will Ferrell. I love John C Reilly. I know people love them together. I don't know. I don't know a lot about this movie. I haven't heard a lot of buzz about it. I haven't been privy to screenings. So I think maybe it could be one of those ones that surprises me. And I ended up loving and things really just the concept of it. I'm like, obviously Sherlock Holmes. It homes in Watson, and they're going to be just buffoon bumbling buffoon bumbling buffoons. Figuring out. Crime stumbling on the solution was kind of like will Ferrell's MO in movies. He's a bumbling buffoon. Who goes to who becomes a frat party? He's a bumbling buffoon who plays basketball, bowling, food and goes ice skating. Like, whatever it is. Right. He's the bumbling buffoon December twenty first and I feel like by the time we come to four days before Christmas. I'm going to want some we'll feral in my life. No, you think Alfie think Christmas. Yeah. Yeah. That's true. Yeah. He's a bumbling buffoon. Plays a Christmas. Nope, office Chiching. And I just saw there's another w bronze Stroman who's a giant. He's in this movie because I just saw pictures post it. So all WB fans watch for the bronze Stroman, maybe as a big guy who beats up, Holmes and Watson. Maybe I'm yeah. I would put a thumbs of here's okay. Vice Dick Cheney movie, and I'm assuming that means dick is not the star of it. Dick has not storing at Christian bale is playing Dick Cheney. Oh, so yeah, they they just they've been very so, you know, this is coming out that, you know, our podcast is going to come out in November. But he no we've I've been screening all I've been doing even though I'm making this list of holiday movies. All I've been doing is screening in the last few weeks, these Oscar bait type movies a lot of indie movies and vice was kept very under wraps like they showed star is born. And I man and all these movies at the Venice film festival. Toronto. Film festival. And so it's the same thing like when LaLa land did the same thing years ago that I felt that by the time like the Oscars came around people were tired of it, and what they've done with vice it's Adam McKay, directing, and so Christian bale is playing Dick Cheney and then Sam Rockwell who just won the Oscar last year for three billboards. By the way, that was rate movie. Great movie is playing Bush. Wow. And the percents. So people are already saying like lockup lock them up for Oskar again because they're using a lot of percents, but Christian bale gained I think thirty or forty or fifty pounds for this role commodity deniro. He really lost fifty pounds Sheena story. I just saw an article, and I don't know Hollywood reporter one of these whether like actually concern for his health because they're like, I wonder if this is actually really that's what they said about it was the machinists where he where he lost. They said the same thing they're concerned about is. But you know, if you ask actors like why they do this. And why they and they just think it's part of the job. You don't even know. I get it. I get it. If I was you know that deep into acting. I would do the same. Yeah. Like if it calls if you'd be bald, and you're bald draw the line there. Rate. There was a boxing movie that Christian Bill played the older, brother. Oh, my gosh, the fighter fighter. Did you notice that he had like the bald spot in the back of his, hey, which doesn't have totally shaved that in there? So that was great that was one of the best fighting movies. I've ever seen that was a great movie Bill. Pretty good doctor. Oh, he's a great actor. So yes..
"dick cheney" Discussed on 790 KABC
"Jill you're on the air firetruck comes through parachutist land from the ceiling the circus comes through, and she goes circus. And she continues doing is still talking about her shoes. Exactly with you. If I moved by Penn desk, what's happening. I like to my homework, and I like to be prepared. And you know, today, I am literally seat of the pants because I was helping out today at one of the Malibu emergency relief centers. So I was trying to do little bit of good. And therefore, I did no homework. So you did both virtue signaling just now. Yeah. A little humble brag right there. Interestingly of what a good person you are. I'm trying to make the excuse for not being prepared. Just in case people don't think I'm good person. I've tried a very very good person. We'll nervous on the air. But she's a very very good person. It's issues. Dave you make me nervous. Thank you. There's a movie, I don't even know outright. No. It's not look how I read your mind there. The Gary Hart movie. Oh, I thought you were talking about the Dick Cheney. I knew it was political. Okay. The Gary Hart movie called front runner now. I don't know that going gonna go see this movie. And I will, you know, of course. And I might I think people have forgotten first of all you have to be of a certain age to remember, Gary Hart, handsome, young man ran for the presidency. Basically said you think I'm fooling around? We'll follow me. And they followed him and they found him aboard a boat called the monkey business with. Rice that was released. Oh, good seats, the work. And you know, the thing is they didn't even know each other. And now many years later, a put up job, well that that's what apparently Leah water who was a a master GOP dirty tricks guy, apparently confessed to a friend. You have to believe the friend who thirty years later twenty years later said Lee atwater told me that they they said on his deathbed. I don't know who's gonna go see that movie. But there's a bigger movie coming out about former Vice President Dick Cheney that one comes out Christmas day, it's called vice so you'll go just from the title. It's called vice and it's Dick Cheney being portrayed as Hollywood would portray him. The question is by Christian bale, who what the heck I mean, he can transform himself into anybody. He's an actor. He's a character. I know, but he looks like Dick Cheney's and Christian bale. Does not look like Dick Cheney the two kinds of stars in Hollywood people who play the same role over and over again, slightly different. Oscar's more on this stuff and more. I've Steve Edwards with Dorothy Lucey. We're in for John and Jill and this is the drive home. See has dependable.
"dick cheney" Discussed on The NFL Show
"Cheney the dick cheney of the cowboys defense there's so much to be said there that i don't wanna get into let's continue so he's the defensive backs coach and passing game coordinator was that mean all this stuff now the run game coordinator the past game coordinator i don't want isn't just the offense of line coach run game coordinator i don't understand any of this nonsense i dunno okay so obviously the seahawks are i think seahawks twitter's been defensive about the term rebuilding i don't think the rebuilding because i also think that when you have a great quarterback russell wilson who i i think the world of you're you're going to be able to have some level of competition every year but it's there's obviously a huge passing on the torch in seattle and i wouldn't blame the seahawks for trying to get as much value as possible for roy thomas to sort of kick start the i don't know what you would call it retooling process i'm torn about this i understand where you're coming from and i think in a way this hawks are almost in a worse position than a team that's rebuilding yeah because now you're floating in this was hey i'd rather i'd rather have russell wilson than not ever also wilson that's totally fair but again i think that now you're kind of you're not rebuilding but you're also not a contender which is a rough spot to be in it is not fun it's hard to understand where you're going and what you wanna do is a franchise when that's when you're living in that sort of purgatory so i understand that you want earl thomas you want l value can get as you retool his team but haven't we figured out based on the performance of this defense with and without earl thomas that their absolute garbage when he doesn't play out a dow with all the players that aren't there would be even worse when he doesn't play so that's kind of my problem here is that what are the seahawks especially on defense without earl thomas you can argue with the players they have right now with guys like machine green machine green was a rookie.
"dick cheney" Discussed on Lights, Camera, Podcast
"Fighting a big ash sharq i'm sort of excited for that national treasure directors on that one fuck yeah dude i'm in you're wondering if that was going to be fun or not it is fun that's about it stays in her san if national treasures three national treasures three if that was coming out that'd be hands down my favorite dick cheney becomes out this year too right from unit men absolutes what's the name of that one called dick cheney movie hold on that's the one with adam mckay right adam mckay with christian bale's dick cheney that's right no i search dick cheney movie and roberts former child star came up not good backseat it's called backseat seat see i didn't even know the title of that all remember where the awesome photos of christian bale look like a unit him buff looking killer caspian christian bale's dick cheney amy adams as lynne cheney steve crawls donald rumsfeld same rockall is george w bush bill pullman is nelson rockefeller tyler perry's as colin powell did this moves and be fucking awesome no doubt adam occa is a money and so between this and i man those are probably two of us decided for this year yeah i forgot all about that one you're right adam mckay's been on a role it's gonna be awesome movie very excited about that let's let's go back to news though the happy timers this trailer debut before deadpool two is ken jack and i looked at each other when this trailer came on like what is this in like we are all over trailers we see every trailer that comes out right away because we just patrol the feet on twitter and i was like what how do we miss this and i'm a mutt sky.
"dick cheney" Discussed on News Talk 710 KNUS
"Oh i didn't listen to as much punk music pretty good aggressive hockey player as you as you might imagine he's probably filled with rage he gets out in his music and on the hockey rank how was he liked to just talk to outside of that setting oh he was he was pretty normal they they were it was funny though they're mostly political liberals and i'm pretty conservative politically and i remember i think this was about the time that dick cheney got in trouble for accidentally shooting his friend when they were bird hunting and i don't remember the conversation but every else on the team did and they tease me about it afterwards that i was trying to explain it was understandable but if you're bird hunting you might have that kind of accident and they thought it was over the top and i was defending dick cheney for shooting somebody accidentally why you're a natural defense attorney constitutional law class in high school and teacher kind of took me aside and i was home schooled actually and she was a former attorney herself and she went to yale and she said that she thought kind of my skill sets would match pretty well with being an attorney and she encouraged me to think about it as a career and at that time i was just going to be a park ranger or hunting guide or something outdoorsy and i said well it seemed to make sense it was interesting to me i really liked the constitutional cases from kind of the arguments and and defense of people's rights and so really it was what i got into constitutional law in high school and then i decided i wanted to go to law school i went to college and then the whole time i told people that i enjoy being a liberal arts students learn what i thought was interesting and go to law school and so i was a history and philosophy major and then went straight through the law school clerking and have been enjoying practice since then that kind of new new before college i wanted to go to law school even better are stranded hanson cigars are hair so let's cut cigars lead start smoking and drank and and keep talking no no i think actually i was the first in my immediate family to graduate from college sort of as a police officer and kind of law enforcement industry.
"dick cheney" Discussed on AM 1300 Business Radio KKOL
"The bond vigilantes out you know the republicans past the tax bill a one point five trillion dollar increase in the deficit over the next ten years and when you add the infrastructure and the spending bill that they pass it's going to be four trillion dollars in ten years and suddenly it was not the idea that deficits don't count that was the the dick cheney comment that deficits don't count suddenly you have the baden vigil what they call the bond visually emmys these the people that are worried about bond prices you have the bond the julian his out you had bond selling off the the 10year treasury one of the most followed bonds in the world was below two percent at suddenly skyrocketed to two point nine percent yield the prices dropped that much to bring it out and so people were saying its inflation it's concerned about the deficits i don't believe that at all i believe what we saw was computer trading driving the market down over a short period of time and then people going back and trying to fit fundamental reasons for why that happen computers now trade somewhere between sixty and seventy percent of all trades that are made i heard on the exchanges sixty to seventy percent there's really no other explanation about hoyas sparked like boeing can drop twenty points in less than a minute unless it's computer trading humans can't respond that fast but we have computers now that instantly read the news narrow seconds and respond instantly to the news so when you hear of any slight increase in the consumer price index the we deathly thinkers in they pre conceive in their algorithm that we have inflation and they start signs stocks the computer reads the news the computers respond to that faster than you and i can read the news they've already read it and responded to it you know in flation creeps up it doesn't suddenly spring out of one monthly reading you know inflation is not three percent or two percent and we're not even at two percent inflation creeps up i've talked about this a number of times if you mark inflation started picking.
"dick cheney" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1
"Finally for an birdie no it's like oh as it is like having a server yeah yeah but you have the woman had your last member free birthday of fairer assumes so long ago when i am was full deal with and said no you didn't sleep you didn't because you kept saying there's going to be surprised special surprise when your today and when the firefighters were at my go there that answers yep out of a great i i now at are able let's keep moving on the show e on the tear the movie news so christian bail is added again gaining weight instead of losing weight when he lost all the wait for the fighter he and the us he got really gonna really does i do this up and down thing because he got fat in that all that man is that you he's almost unrecognisable christian braille and why i think hardly mentioned it at the entertainment here for movie it's called back seat and he is plain dick cheney he's got fleet bleach browsed this was at the tell your aid film festival a nice double chin and he's just got an ace fullfigure and according the eu tonline he will play dick cheney and amy adams will play lindh cheney and it's a biopic directed by adam mckay who did spotlight oh that movie and it will chronicle dick cheney's rights of the top detailing the way you know his politics have shaped the world went were in and blah blah blah's like that's why he's got a full face and figure and bleached eyebrows in case she bump into okay good to know i case we see amount nearby we'll he'll think he looked psycho shenbao but yet looks like the chaniah huge allow he will be he goes from tell you right to the toronto from for throwing his promoting a movie called hostile the only thing about them where is the where is the happy movies wearing movies that people don't listen you know don't scare us adenomas the time of wiggins someone from entertainment weekly he tweeted that was that the press conference for this movie christian bail is talking people and they don't even know it's him tim how he didn't even know it was him well as that's good so anyway so he does they go undercover he does he lose in get an what was the one about the.