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Monitor Show 00:00 09-30-2023 00:00
"Interactive brokers' clients earn up to USD 4 .83 % on their uninvested, instantly available cash balances, rates subject to change. Visit ibkr .com slash interest rates to learn more. For Bloomberg, executive producers are George Lavender, Marshall Louie and Jen Sargent for Wondery. I'm Hannah Miller, and this is Bloomberg. Broadcasting 24 hours a day at Bloomberg .com and the Bloomberg Business Act, this is Bloomberg Radio. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy is offering little to no clear answers on the next steps for government funding. He spoke to reporters Friday after House Republicans met for almost three hours to come up with a plan to avoid a shutdown. McCarthy said he thinks a Senate bill without $6 billion in funding to Ukraine could pass in the House, adding that he thinks Democrats will oppose it. California's governor is calling the late Senator Dianne Feinstein a role model. Lucinda Kaye has more. California Governor Gavin Newsom shares reflection in a statement saying, Dianne Feinstein was many things. A powerful, trailblazing U .S. Senator, an early voice for gun control, a leader in times of tragedy and chaos. But to me, she was a dear friend, a lifelong mentor, and a role model for what a powerful, effective leader looks like. Feinstein is praised for breaking gender barriers throughout her long career in local and national politics. I'm Lucinda Kaye. Las Vegas police say a suspect has been arrested in the 1996 murder of rapper Tupac Shakur. We are here today to announce the arrest of 60 -year -old Dwayne Keith Davis, a .k .a. Kefi D., for the murder of Tupac Shakur.
Fresh update on "dwayne" discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
"Welcome back, America. I'm Hugh Hewitt. Josh Kraschauer, editor-in-chief of Jewish Insider. Good morning, Josh. How are you? Good morning, Hugh. Happy Monday. Sorry about the browns. Well, you know, if Deshaun Watson can get back on the field after our buy, we'll be fine. Josh, I haven't paid much attention to Matt Gaetz because he's such a squirrely guy. What is this? Is this going to work? He's just trying to divert attention from the Ethics Committee investigation into him, but is it going to work? Look, we'll find out this week because Kevin McCarthy is going to find out how many allies Matt Gaetz actually has. My hunch is it's not that many, but all it takes are what, five House Republicans to really give Kevin McCarthy a whole lot of heartburn and frankly rely now on Democrats to bail him out and kind of keep some sense of stability in the House. Look, Hugh, we've all known for the last year that this is a narrowly divided House, that McCarthy has very little margin for error. Up until now, he's done a pretty successful job of keeping that caucus together, even with the small number of holdouts like Matt Gaetz. But now he's really being put to the test, and it's a real test of his political aptitude and political capital within his own party. You know, Josh, I have twice gone to the McCarthy palooza where he gets all the donors together. I wanted to interview the new Congressman-elect and then the candidates last summer up in Wyoming, and they're amazing events. And of course, Team McCarthy has built that machine over years. If the Republicans were to vacate the chair, that machine falls apart. I mean, who in their right mind does that? Well, certainly not for the Republican Party's political benefit, because look, there are 18 Republicans, that's well more than the majority that the House Republicans have, that represent blue districts. They represent districts Joe Biden won. And this has been a disastrous week for those lawmakers. Mike Lawler was doing some of the Sunday shows this weekend, and he's in a district in Westchester County, New York, that voted, I think, double digits for Democrats. He's been a pretty conservative lawmaker, has a pretty conservative voting record, but is against this kind of nihilism, and he is not afraid to speak out against it. But there are a lot of members, even in districts Trump won, that are narrowly won by Trump. And these are competitive seats, and those are the Republicans that are freaking out over the chaos of the last week. I know we kind of punted this shutdown or punted this funding for another 45 days, but this is going to happen all over again, perhaps, right before Thanksgiving. So I think the biggest, not only is McCarthy facing a headache, but the folks that are the majority makers, the folks that are really the most important Republicans in that caucus, the ones in the tough districts, they are just having a headache after headache, given what happened with their more far-right colleagues. Do you think that the average member of the Freedom Caucus understands what happens? They're going to put us back in the minority by us. I'm a Republican, you're not. I want to make sure people understand Josh's objective, nonpartisan. I'm a Republican partisan. But if they were to remove McCarthy, that will put the Republican Party back in the minority probably for a decade, because I just think the donors will walk away. They cannot deal with a party this unpredictable. What do you think, Josh? Well, who wants to be Speaker, Hugh? I mean, Kevin McCarthy, we learned that during the 15 rounds that McCarthy faced when he couldn't get that majority, but no one really was willing, no one wants to do the job. And it's a thankless job in a body that has such narrow divisions and where you only have a five-seat majority. So this is not something easy. You have to be a sucker for punishment. Look, McCarthy, what's going to be fascinating, Hugh, is if McCarthy does some kind of pivot and tries in the run-up to the next election, maybe cut some deals with Democrats. Ukraine funding is a big, big issue, by the way, that got cut out of this 45-day continuing resolution. But there's a lot of pressure for a bipartisan group of Senate Republicans, Senate Democrats, and frankly, still a majority or about half of the House Republican caucus and Democrats to see if they can get aid to Ukraine because it's going to run out and the future of Ukraine's ability to defend itself is really at stake. So that is another huge issue that's at play. And the fact that that funding was not included in this 45-day CR is really given a lot of heartburn to people who care about national security. Yeah, I saw some of the online stuff. I think that actually funding will continue when we get down to it because the Senate will insist on it. But Josh, I want to finish on the politics of it. There is no good political reason to do this. There is every bad political reason to do this. Will that persuade people like Marilyn Matt Rosendale, the carpetbagger from Maryland who's up in Montana and wants to be a senator? Does he understand it hurts him to vote for this? You know, there is a small element of the Republican Party. We've seen this in past shutdowns. We've seen this in past cycles that are sort of nihilist. And the thing that makes this shutdown unique, though, Hugh, or the lack of a shutdown, but one that we almost went to the brink for, is that it really, what is it about? What is it about? You know, at least in 2013, it was about Obamacare, right? We've had policy fights where funding of the government was one of the sort of points of leverage. I don't think anyone even in Congress knows what this was about. Was it about deposing Kevin McCarthy? Is it about, you know, spending? Who knows? Like this was one of the most, someone wrote that this was the Seinfeld of almost shutdowns. That was me and Mark Thiessen. We both put that out on the same day in the Washington. It's a Seinfeld shutdown that tells you our demographic. It's a shutdown about nothing that wasn't, that never happened. So it was like perfect. But Matt Gaetz, he's not really a Republican. He's just a wrecking ball. Josh Kraschauer, always good to talk to you. Follow Josh on the site, formerly known as Twitter, now known as that. That's Josh Kraschauer, editor-in-chief of Jewish Insider. Thank you, Josh. I'll be right back, America, tomorrow on the next Hugh Hewitt Show. Thank you, Adam. 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Monitor Show 19:00 09-29-2023 19:00
"Warning. The following message contains an app recommendation you won't be able to resist. Girl, how do you keep getting all these things for free? Coffee, makeup, and now lunch? You haven't heard of the Drop app? Drop is a free app that rewards you for shopping at places like Ulta, Adidas, and Sam's Club. I've already earned $100 this month. Download the Drop app and get $5. Use invite code GETDROP222. Broadcasting 24 hours a day at Bloomberg .com and the Bloomberg Business Act. This is Bloomberg Radio. President Biden is honoring the late California Senator Dianne Feinstein. During remarks in Arlington today, Biden said Feinstein was a trailblazer for women and a great friend. Dianne made a remark on everything from national security to the environment, gun safety to protecting civil liberties. The country is going to miss her dearly. Feinstein passed away at the age of 90. Lately, she's been battling health issues, but there's no word yet on an official cause of death. A suspect has been arrested in the 1996 murder of rapper Tupac Shakur. Las Vegas police announced Dwayne Kefi D. Davis has been charged with murder with use of a deadly weapon. Before today, no one had ever been arrested in the 27 years since Shakur's murder. The clock continues to count down to the deadline to avoid a government shutdown. The House failed to pass a Republican -led short -term funding bill this afternoon. The government is set to shut down at midnight Saturday if lawmakers fail to make a deal. A Michigan judge is ruling the teen who shot seven people and killed four at Oxford High School in November 2021 can be sentenced to life without parole. Lisa Taylor reports...
Fresh update on "dwayne" discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
"Welcome back America. I'm Hugh Hewitt inside the Beltway. Selina Zito is inside the Pittsburgh Beltway. Good morning. Is there a Beltway in Pittsburgh, Selina? I don't think there is, but tell me if I'm wrong about that. Good morning, Sunshine. There isn't really a Beltway in the way that you think of DC, but there is this belt system that circles the city that's done with color-coded signs and nobody uses it. Okay, good to know because if Pittsburgh built it, I knew it wouldn't work. Selina, I saw Kenny Pickens got hurt, so my condolences to the last Steeler fans out there. You are writing a three-part series about the election. You and they're all available at Zito Selina on the site formerly known as Twitter, now known as X. Yeah, it's a really fascinating site. In my never to be humble opinion, there are three sort of silos of voters that are going to matter going into the primary season, but also going into the general election next year. They are the ride or die Biden voters, the ride or die Trump voters, and the voters are like, I don't want either one of them. And so, I kicked it off this Sunday with ride or die Biden voters. And what I thought was most interesting in that these voters, the things that Biden talks about all the time, Bidenomics, climate change, green energy, green jobs, and book bans, things like that, that meant nothing to them. They didn't care about that. And I think we need to remember that voters tend to form a bond with an elected official or a politician over very personal things they believe to change their lives. And for these Biden voters, a lot of those were like a bridge in their town gut fix that was out for two years. Even if he had nothing to do with it, but because he's at the top, he's the president now, he gets credit for it. The insulin with the healthcare also very, very important, especially to rural voters who don't have a lot of access to hospitals. What about the fact that he's barely able to do an interview with John Harwood? It was an incoherent interview with a handpicked former journalist who now I guess is sort of with ProPublica, but John's a lefty and everybody knows that John's a lefty, got let go at CNN, got let go at CNBC. And Joe Biden wrapped up in bounce papers, still couldn't do an interview. Do the ride or die Biden voters notice that, that he's enfeebled? They're very defensive about that. And this is a quality we see in Trump voters as well. This is not unique to Joe Biden. It's not unique to Trump. In particular, if a voter believes or feels that their candidate is being attacked for no reason. I had a woman in the Biden story who said, well, my 95 year old sister can do crossword puzzles. So, you know, I'm fine with Biden's age. And so it's very hard to argue them off of that place because they take something personal to them, apply it to the politician and it becomes church, right? It becomes their belief. You know, Selena, when you run into one of these ride or die Biden people, I want you to ask them the question, which I've been using as a good, a good way to get people to focus on this. Would you let Joe Biden run a concession stand at a high school football game or volleyball game? Dwayne is running the concession stand right now for his, his volleyball team, high school volleyball team. And it's a complicated bit. It takes eight adults, six hours each to make $120. But that's what we do in America. Would you let Joe Biden run a concession stand? I mean, be in charge.
A highlight from A Dame Trade Deep Dive With Ben Thompson, Plus Seth Meyers and Million-Dollar Picks
"Coming up, Dame gets traded. Million dollar pick Seth Meyers, it's all next. It's the Bill Simmons Podcast presented by FanDuel. Get in on the football action right from the opening kickoff with America's number one sports book. The app is safe, secure, easy to use. FanDuel always has exclusive offers. When you win, you'll get paid instantly. FanDuel has lots of ways to play, like the spread, money line, over -unders, team totals, player props, so much more. Jump into the action at any time during the game with live betting. Combine multiple bets from the same game in a same game parlay. Download the FanDuel sports book app today. Make every moment more of this football season. The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit TheRinger .com slash RG to learn more about the resources and help lines available and listen to the end of this episode for additional details. You must be 21 plus and present in select states. 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We did the big chill. It was very, very exciting. I have Kyle Brandt coming on Monday's podcast. I'm just gonna tell you the movie now because it is gonna be the best moment of your weekend if you spent two hours watching this classic. We're doing Toy Soldiers. It really brings everything possible to the table. So if you wanna watch it ahead of time, there it is. That podcast is going up Monday night. If you wanna hear stuff about the debate, we have Tara Paul and Mary's podcast, Somebody's Gotta Win. That reacted to it as well as the press box with Brian Curtis and David Shoemaker. So there you go. Our debate coverage has been on point. Also, higher learning. Van and Rachel had Larry Elder on this weekend. It made a lot of noise, man. That podcast is great. I hope you check that out as well. Hope you're checking out theringer .com. And on this podcast, gonna talk about the dame trade at the top. We're gonna bring in Ben Thompson from the Techery newsletter, which he's been on this podcast I think four weeks ago. And he's a huge Bucks fan. He's gonna give the Bucks fan side of things. We're gonna do million dollar picks. And then old friend Seth Meyers talking about a whole bunch of stuff. So really good podcast. It's all next. First, our friends from Pro Jam. What's up? All right, I'm taping this on Thursday afternoon. Normally when there's a big MBA trade, I always do the emergency trade reaction right after the podcast. But we just put up a podcast on Tuesday. So I decided to play it a little differently this time. I wanted a little distance, I wanted to listen to stuff, read stuff, and try to form some big picture opinions coming out of this. So I have four smaller ones, then one big one. First one, I thought Portland did an incredible job with this trade. I really liked this trade, especially everyone was trying to bully them in June and July about, oh, you got to take Miami's offer. You just got to. It's where he wants to go. It's the only offer you're going to get. And guess what? They waited. They played it perfectly. They stared Miami down, and they got a much better deal. First of all, they get the Drew Holiday piece that they can flip into a bunch out of their stuff, which we'll talk about in one second. I love the DeAndre Ayton gamble. As you know, on this podcast, I am a big DeAndre Ayton guy. Not in the sense of I'm the biggest fan of his in the world, but I'm a fan of the asset. I just think I love the valued assets, no matter what it is. Whatever market we're talking about, DeAndre Ayton, 18 and 10 for his career, 60 % field goals percentage, 25 years old. He's played in 45 playoff games. He played four rounds in the 2021 finals. Last year, he got his ass kicked by Jokic. Oh, sorry. Like, that never happens. And Phoenix just sold on him, which I can't wait to talk about. But just from a Portland standpoint, they not only get Ayton in whatever they get for holiday, they get the 29 first, they get the two swaps, and they dump Nurkic. Nurkic hasn't had a healthy start to finish all the way through the playoffs here since 2018, which I'm positive was a long time ago. He's basically 12 and 8. He's, you know, a 50 % shooter. I made a list of the top 30 centers. I encourage you to do this at home, because what's more fun than making lists of NBA centers? I can't imagine anything. I made a list of who I thought were the best assets of the center position for talent, contract, everything. He was 29th on my list. The only person I had ahead of him who's technically a starter, unless you start talking about the Detroit or Charlotte guys, was Zubats on the Clippers. I thought he was the 29th best center asset in the league. And Phoenix, you know, just quickly to go to them, they're trying to win this year. They got worse. They turned Ayton's money into Nurkic and Grayson Allen and Nasir Little. Grayson Allen, we already know with him, he can't play in playoff series. We saw him 22. We saw it last year. I heard and read in some places like that, I got two rotation players. Did they? Is Nurkic a playoff rotation player? Is Grayson Allen a playoff rotation player? Because I'm positive he's not. So for the same money that they were spending on Ayton, they got three guys that I don't think are going to help them. In 25, the money comes down a little bit to 23 million just for Nurkic and Little, which is 7 million less than Ayton. And then in 26, that money goes up to 25 .5. But I don't understand what Phoenix was doing. Why not wait to see if Ayton clicks with Vogel? Vogel has such a good history with centers. He rejuvenated Dwight Howard on the 2020 Lakers. He basically created Roy Hibbert's career in 2013 with the defense verticality thing. I thought he was going to do a good job with Ayton. I'm stunned that they gave up on him. I'm almost waiting for one of those, now they tell us stories when, you know, that's where Brian Curtis calls them, where like a week after something happens, there's this kind of notebook dump where it's like, here's seven terrible DeAndre Ayton stories. So maybe that'll happen. But for Phoenix just to be like, cool, we locked this down, man. We got Nurkic. You're trying to win the title. You have KD and Booker and Beal. And like, what are you guys doing? Anyway, from Portland's standpoint, I love the Ayton thing. I love that they didn't get bullied. And I know they're going to turn Drew Holliday into something. So this to me was at least an A minus for them, for where they were two months ago, where Dave's like, I want to go to Miami. That's it. And if you don't trade me there, that's kind of fucked up. And they made this work as it got reported that, uh, I think in the athletic, that he expanded his list to Brooklyn and to Milwaukee in the last two weeks. And that's what Portland was waiting on. You know, they were banking on the fact that he's a competitive dude. He's one of the best 75 pairs ever. He wanted a situation settled. So, you know, you wait, you wait, you wait, they expand the list and then you go. Uh, there's a Drew Holliday piece to this. That's awesome. He becomes a contender prize. I wouldn't call this a Drew Holliday sweepstakes. I reserved sweepstakes for the superstars, but it's a mini sweepstakes. This is somebody that could have a huge impact on the playoff race. You know, not only the usual suspects, everybody's talking about Boston, ironically, Miami is a really good fit for him. And in some ways, um, I'm a little more scared of them with Miami than Dame in some ways, especially at a much cheaper contract with giving up less and keeping some of their assets. Philly, if they could pull it off, they have to be in there in Golden State, Minnesota. I think I have to mention Sacramento, I think is a team that if they could figure out how to get Drew without giving up their core, which is basically Keegan Murray and Sabonis and Fox, like that's, you know, could Davion Mitchell be in that trade with some, with a salary and some picks, who knows. The team that I love for Drew Holliday is OKC. I have OKC, you know, I started doing my MBA research for the over -under spot and I haven't landed on a number for them yet, but to me, they feel like a high forties team with Chet and with the growth of their young guys. And if you just like, let's say they traded Lou Dort and a bunch of their picks, maybe two firsts and two of their lesser picks or three firsts and a second, whatever it is. And they just say, fuck it. And they get Drew and you put him with Giddy and SGA and Jalen fucking awesome Williams and Chet Holmgren and all these other dudes they have, that might be a top three team in the West. I mean, that, that's starting to give me some early 2010s OKC vibes. So where he goes is going to be important. I just feel like there was so much Drew Holliday slander the last couple of days. You know, he's one of my favorite players. Even Haralabob, who was the chairman of the board of the Drew Holliday fan club for years and would have the benefit dinners there and, you know, just did a lot of yeoman's work on that front. And even he was like, yeah, yeah, Dame's better than Drew. That trade makes sense for Milwaukee. I was hurt, Haralabob. I was 100 % hurt by that. But you know, Drew got his ass kicked by Jimmy Butler in the playoffs last year. I get it. It happens. Jimmy was unbelievable. I feel like he would have kicked anybody's ass. By the way, why is Drew Holliday guarding Jimmy Butler? That speaks more to some of the issues with Milwaukee. He was never supposed to be a point guard and a creator. I think he was always better as an off -the -ball guy. We saw that with Rondo and New Orleans and just in general. I want to see him with a point guard. I want to see him just being unleashed, not having the ball a lot, just worrying about hitting threes, being an occasional, you know, make -shit -happen guy and being like the third or fourth best guy on a team without having the offensive responsibility to have. All their half court issues got blamed on him for the last couple of years. And I get it. They weren't like an awesome half -court team, even the other one in the finals, but I really value that dude. I had him, even I did the trade value list in August and I had him 37th and I had Dame 23rd. I think he's one of the best 30 players in the league still. He's 33 years old, which, you know, I'm going to talk in a second about when guards hit their mid -30s, but just in general, I think he's a real asset. If he goes to a team like the Celtics and they can keep Derek White and Tatum and Brown in the center, it's like, look out, man. So little mini sweepstakes, rarely do we get the trade, but then we still get another asset to talk about. Thank you for everyone involved in the trade. And then the fourth small point is just that, you know, not rocket science, Milwaukee bought some Giannis time here. They have one of the best 20 players of all time. They were staring down the barrel of a situation that was not good. I was talking about it on this podcast in late June and early July. I thought he was going to put them on the clock. I thought Mark Lasry selling his stake was a really bad sign for all of this because that dude is smart. As I laid out in June, that guy is really smart. And if he's feeling like, you know what, it's time for me to sell my buck stock, that makes me nervous. And then all the stuff that Giannis said and did, which I thought he did really fairly and really smartly. And I think that dude's about titles and that's it. And I know we say that about players, but I think in his case, I don't think he cares about, you know, what's my legacy, how do I compare against Dirk DeWhisky, any of that stuff. I just think he wants more rings. I mean, think about the guys who have won two rings out of the best 35 guys on my list of my pyramid. Those are all guys in my top 35 that won multiple wings. You go to the one -ring side, Jerry West, Oscar, Moses, Dirk, Jokic, Giannis, Pettit, Garnett, Kawhi, Rick Barry. That's the list he's on now. I certainly don't think he's looking at that list going, I got to get away from these guys, but it's a slightly different list. I think when you win multiple rings in multiple situations, it elevates you in a certain way. I think he fundamentally understands that at least a little bit. I want to be the best player since LeBron James. I think that's a thing that he wants. How am I going to do that? I need more rings. I need more finals trips. He knew from last year and maybe even the Boston series that they just weren't good enough. Whether this trade is going to be the thing that propels them, we'll find out, but he's been in the league 10 years, two MVPs, five first teams, two second teams, and now we have this little two -year window. Kawhi and the Raptors was a one -year window. This is a two -year window, I feel like. With Giannis, he's got two years left in his deals. So does Lopez. Middleton has two in a player option. Dame's got two, and then this crazy $120 million player option extension thingy that he has that just keeps going and going. It's probably two years. There's a world where this could go terribly this season, at least for what the expectations are, and then maybe it becomes Kawhi, Raptors. Maybe Giannis is like, you know what? That didn't work. Trade me. And the Bucks, who have no picks left and no future, they look at it next summer, and they go, all right. We tried it. Giannis, what can we get for you? Dame, what can we get? And they just do a reboot, rehaul. Remember, they won in 2021, which just takes so much pressure out of this. It's so much different than the Clippers situation, where they went all in on Kawhi and Paul George. They give up all those picks and SGA, and they've gotten nothing out of it. They haven't even made the finals. So it's got to happen. I think they at least probably have to make the finals. If they get bounced in round two, do I think Giannis is going to stay because they made this Dame -Mower trade? Probably not. So that leads to the big question, is how good of a trade was this? So there's a big picture angle on Dame, and it's going to sound negative, but I really don't want it to sound negative because I think Dame, I voted for him for NBA Top 75. I think he's been one of the best guards in the last 15 years. I think there's a ton of great things you can say, and there's a chance that he goes to Milwaukee, and this thing is fucking awesome. I know any Celtic fan I've talked to, including Isaiah, who's helping produce this podcast today, the Giannis -Dame pick and roll is just terrifying. Other than Jokic and Murray, it's going to be the single most unstoppable offensive play in the league. It is. We are conceding that point. The spot Dame is in right now, big picture -wise, it's weird. He's a superstar, but he's not, and we've seen guys like this before. I judge superstars by, do you have the resume statistically, and is your team succeeding consistently at a certain level? You can't totally say that about Dame. He's never been on a 55 -win team. He's missed the playoffs completely four times in 11 years. He said three first -round exits. He made the Final Four once in 2019, which was really lucky because Golden State and Houston were the two best teams, and then they got smoked. He's never been on a true contender ever. Instinctively, you go, well, that's not his fault. Who's he played with? Well, he played with LaMarcus Aldridge and CJ McCollum and a couple other guys, but not really anybody. The reason I'm putting this up is there's a success element that he has not had yet that for somebody with his resume is actually kind of unusual. I went and I looked up how many guards in the history of the league averaged 22 points a game for their career and played at least 700 games. I thought the list would be like 20. I didn't know. I didn't know what I was walking into. Only I think 75 guys have averaged 22 a game. So I went and I looked up the list, and it was 10 guys, 700 games, 22 a game for their career. There were some guys who came close like David Thompson, who I think is one of the best guards I've seen in the last 45 years, but had a short career and had some drug issues. He didn't make it. He didn't play enough games. Pete Maravich, 24 .2 points a game, but he didn't play enough games. Kyrie hasn't played enough games yet. Bradley Beale is five games away. I'm actually kind of glad the cutoff's at 700 so we don't have to talk about him. And then Mitchell and Trey Young aren't there yet. There's only 10 guys that made it, and the 10 guys are all fucking awesome. And again, I mentioned this in the context of Dame, who we think he is versus the success he's had. So the 10 guys, Michael Jordan, 30 .1, Jerry West, 27 .1, Allen Averson, 26 .7, George Gervin, 26 .2, Oscar Robertson, 25 .7, Kobe, 25 .0, Harden, 24 .7, Curry, 24 .6, Wade, 22, barely made it, and Russ, 22 .4, and then Dame is at 25 again. All right, what does he not have that those other guys have? Well, MJ, don't need to talk about him. Don't need to talk about Jerry West, who's the freaking logo. Allen Averson, pretty good comparison, right? Big stats, really memorable player, but not a ton of success. Here's the difference. Averson made the finals once. He won an MVP. Dame has done neither of those things. George Gervin was the best scoring guard of the 70s. He made two final fours. He had some bad luck. He really, in 79, really should have came close. And some of it's on him, right? He could have come through. Bobby Dandridge is the one that ended up coming through for the Bullets. They lose. But two final fours, he had four top five MVP finishes, five first teams, four second teams. He was just unassailably the best guard in the league until MJ. Oscar Robertson, don't need to go through him, but he won a ring and an MVP. Kobe, five rings and an MVP. Eleven first teams for Kobe, by the way. James Harden, three final fours, an MVP, six top five MVP finishes, six first team MBAs. And even though Harden has never made the finals as the best guy, he made it with OKC as the sixth man, you could build a contender around Harden. We saw it. We haven't really seen it with Dame. I think that's a fair thing to bring up. Curry, four rings, two MVPs, you know, the Curry thing. Dwayne Wade, three rings, two top five MVPs, two first teams, three second teams. He's more in the Dame waters a little bit, but he had the 2006 finals and he was the second best guy with LeBron on those heat teams. And then Westbrook, who you would say, well, Dame had a better career than Westbrook. Did he? Westbrook made the finals in 2012. He was second best guy on that team. Almost made the finals in 2016. He won an MVP. He had two first teams and five second teams. It's at least like a real argument. And I think when you look at Dame, he only had that one 2019 round three, got bounced. He's only had one top five MVP finish. He's only had one first team MBA and four second team MBAs. Really, really good top 75 career. But the piece that's missing is, have you been on a really good team? Have you made a real run at it? Which is why, you know, I think this Milwaukee trade is so much fun. This is his real chance. I get nervous about a couple things with this trade. One is that, you know, if you look at the 33 and older guards who average 22 points a game in a season. Jordan did it twice. Curry did it twice. Still going. Kobe did it three times. Jerry West twice. Sam Jones once. Hal Greer once. That's the entire list. Now the NBA is different. We have more three -pointers now. It's easier to score. Scoring is the easiest it's ever been. Guys can play at a longer age. So I'm not ruling out Dane being good for the next three years. But just pointing out, history is saying, be a little nervous. In general with guards, like Chris Paul, we saw from age 35 to 36 to 37, like it just dropped. But that's two years older than Dane. Maybe it's fine. I just worry about guards. We have not a lot of instances with guards in their mid -30s of them either peaking as players or being able to sustain whatever success they had during their prime. It always starts to go down with really no exceptions, except for Steph Curry. He's the only non -exception. So if your case is Dane's as good as Steph Curry, or Dane can be as potent as Steph Curry on a winning team, like, you know, Steph Curry is better than Dane, but I'm not going to argue that he couldn't do a lot of the stuff that Curry did in Golden State. The bigger issue for me, the age I'm definitely worried about. Dane has not been healthy the last couple of years, and we have not seen him play nine straight months at playoff basketball with a big bullseye on his back. Everybody coming after you, you're the best team. We haven't seen him do that ever, much less than the last couple of seasons. So can he stay up? Can he stay healthy? That's one thing. The defense with Dane just got kind of swept under the rug the last couple days, and I don't really understand it because there's five categories of defensive player I feel like. There's excellent, there's good, there's average, there's not so good, and then there's bad. And I think Dane's a bad defender. I think the stats back it up. Like, his defensive rating last year was 245 out of the guards. He's the 245th guard for defensive rating. You know, 117 .4 individual defensive rating is 483 overall. Portland's team's always defensively, it was the Achilles heel for them. Partly because of Dane, because he couldn't guard anybody. He's too small. And, you know, think about what we saw from the playoffs the last couple years. I think about the 2020 bubble Celtics playoffs, not infrequently, because I think that team had a chance to potentially win a title. What happened? Everyone hunted Kemba Walker. It was hunting season. It's like, where is he? Got to get a switch. Got to get Kemba Walker guarding somebody who's bigger, or got to beat him off the dribble, and it just became a hunt session with him. And basically, he got played out of the league. He's not in the league anymore. You know, we had this with Isaiah Thomas, too, in the mid -2010s. I think it's been an issue with Kyrie Irving. The Celtics certainly went at him in the playoff series with Brooklyn a couple years ago. Curry, you saw, who I think is a better defender than people give him credit for, but the And he's a much better defender than Dame is. Jordan Poole is somebody that got hunted in playoff series recently. Chris Paul, obviously, is a big one. Jalen Brunson, remember what the Heat did to him? Mitchell, when he was on Utah, this was a huge issue. And then Trae Young, obviously. My fear with Dame is he's a DH, and I think in Portland, part of the reasons he was able to put up the stats he did was because he wasn't playing defense, right? It was just, how many points can I score? My team isn't very good, and I'm just going to do my thing. He's an incredible offensive player. But how much of a trade -off is the defense, right? Well, you think, all right, well, Milwaukee, they're really good defensively. They'll be able to protect him. Here's the team. Giannis, Dame, Lopez, Portis, Middleton, Conaton, Beauchamp, Crowder. Who's guarding Trae Young on this team? Who's guarding Jason Tatum? Here's a partial list of guys that I don't think this team will be able to guard this season. Devin Booker, Tatum, Butler, Trae Young, Kyrie, Curry. Who's going to be chasing Curry around the screens? Dame lowered? Good luck. SGA, Luca, Mitchell, Murray, Edwards, Brunson, Ja, Garland, Fox, Halburn. Are they going to be able to cover Derek White? I don't know. The way this team is constructed, they are not going to have the ability to guard other guards at all, which means they're just going to have to be in a shooting match with them, right? It's going to be not much different than what's going to happen with Phoenix, where they're just literally going to have to outscore the other team. I've just watched too much playoff basketball over the last couple years, where it's like, if you have that weak link on defense, and you're playing a team that's smart enough, they're going to go after that weak link. Like, think about them against the Lakers, right? The Lakers figure their crunch time. Let's say they make the finals. It's Milwaukee and the Lakers, and Lakers crunch time. They're going to have LeBron and Davis and Austin Reeves and, I don't know, a shooter and a point guard, whatever. All they're going to be doing is trying to find where Dame is on the court and going after him. What about when they play Boston? Boston puts out White and Brogdon and Tatum and Brown and a center, and all they're going to be doing is trying to make sure Dame is covering somebody who has the ball who's now torturing him. I think it's a real problem for them. And what's funny is they gave up Drew's defense and, you know, they, what they gave up on defense, which is significant, and they gained an offense, it might end up just being a wash and they might just be a different version of the same team where they still have a huge flaw. It's just on the other end of the court. I'm just shocked that nobody brought up the defense. I agree he's an amazing offensive player and what's cool about this trade and what I'm excited about as a basketball fan is, can he go up a level? Right? A lot of these stats he put up, especially the last couple years. They didn't mean anything. They were, he was on bad teams. Like, who cares? Ultimately, Bradley Beal scored 30 points a game on the Wizards. Who cares? I think most really good offensive players, if they're on a bad team, can get between 25 and 30 a night. Can you do it nine months in a row? Can you do it when you're getting hunted on defense all over the place? How much can Milwaukee protect him? And what does he have in the tank at age 33 with 900 plus games on the O 'Dominor already? I'm still afraid of the Bucks, but people have, like, FanDuel had them as best odds in basketball and I think most people feel like they're the favorite now. I don't feel like there's a favorite. I think you can go through every team. Boston, I could, I'm scared of Porzingis. What's going to happen with Jalen Brown out there? He has contracts. Can Peyton Pritchard, all these different things. Philly, God only knows. Miami, they're unquestionably worse. Yeah, Milwaukee is going to be really good, but depending where Holiday lands and how this all plays out, I just think it's still wide open. And the other piece, so if you're just talking Boston, Miami, Tatum kills Milwaukee. I have no idea why. Boston is kind of built to at least stay with Dame and, you know, Derek White is about as good of a person you're going to have to try to keep Dame in check, at least. And Boston's done a really good job of guarding Giannis over the years. They don't have Grant Williams this year, but I just don't think, I think there's as many ways this goes wrong as it goes right, I guess would be my final thought on this because for what they gave up, especially with that 29 unprotected and the two swaps and, you know, they are all in on this team. And you know my theory, when you go all in on a team, you better think you can win. Not positive, but it's an awesome trade. It really is. It makes the league so much more fun. Dame and Giannis together. I'm going to enjoy watching Portland. I still have my eating stock. Watching Phoenix fans slowly realize that Derkiszna isn't the answer is going to be fun and then we'll see where Drew Holliday goes. So really fun trade. We're going to talk about it a little bit more with Die Hard Bucks fan, Ben Thompson in one second. Let's take a break.
Fresh update on "dwayne" discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"It's the Crossover Sports Illustrated NBA show. Breaking down the latest news, rumors, and everything in between. Here's your host, Chris Maddox, Rohan Nadkadi, and Chris Herring. This is the Crossover NBA podcast. I'm Chris Maddox joined this week by Rohan Nadkadi. It was just a few days ago we had a big deal in the NBA involving the Portland Trail Blazers. Well, we had another one over the weekend involving the Portland Trail Blazers. Drew Holiday hopefully didn't look for an apartment in the Portland area. The Blazers, I presume, weren't printing Drew Holiday jerseys in the aftermath of his acquisition from Milwaukee in the little train. But he is headed to Boston in exchange for Malcolm Brogdon, Robert Williams, and two first-round picks. So we're going to unpack this deal from a couple of different angles. And I suppose we should start with Boston, which is the contender of this group. The Celtics paid a steep price, I think, for Drew Holiday. But maybe a necessary one in getting the defensive-minded guard that they lost since that mark of smart trade. So tell me, from Boston's perspective, what did you think of this deal? It's a fascinating move, Chris. I think in a vacuum, if you're just judging this trade as a trade by itself and nothing else happened this offseason, I think it's a pretty good move. Brogdon was obviously kind of... His role with the team was nebulous at this point. Tried to trade him earlier this summer, couldn't do it because of his injury history. People were openly wondering what his role was going to be on this team if he wanted to be back in the fold. Robert Williams, I think, is a really good young player. Someone who has been very effective for the Celtics but has also had health issues pop up time and time again, especially in the postseason. That I could understand why the team would be okay moving him, even though I think he's a great young big on a very good contract. I think that 2024 Warriors first, yeah, if you can move that for an impact player, you do it. I don't think that's going to be a very good pick. I think what makes me a little bit nervous about this trade, Chris, and I graded it for SI, gave it a B+. I think what stops it of being short of a total home run for me is when you look at it in totality with the other moves they've made this summer. They are very, very thin in the front court and, to a degree, the back court because look at their front court rotation. I think some people have Horford and Porzingis penciled in to start next to each other. We'll see if that ends up being the case. But those are their only two centers on the roster, really, who look like playoff rotation guys at the moment. And Porzingis has played 10 playoff games. He has his own injury history. Horford's 37 coming off the lowest scoring postseason of his career. Back court, I mean, is Peyton Pritchard going to have to play in the playoffs? I know we're really zooming ahead here by me bringing up the playoffs already, but that's why you make this trade, right, to win in May and June. I think it's a very good trade, and Boston has a tough-as-hell top six, but outside of that top six, I think those are their only playoff rotation guys as it stands right now. Yeah, I like the trade. I think a B-plus is a reasonable grade for this deal. A couple things. One, I think they had to do something with Malcolm Brogdon. There was just some bad juju around Malcolm Brogdon going into this season. The Celtics had been posting a lot of stuff on social media. Malcolm Brogdon wasn't in it. We know that Brogdon was not happy that he was included in the trade talks for Porzingis months ago. Brad Stevens had done his best to clean that up over the last couple of months, but there was a vibe that a lot of people I know were getting, that Malcolm Brogdon was going to come to camp, not in the best of moods, not in the best of frames. Not to mention, I still don't know the health of Malcolm Brogdon's arm. This has been one of the weirder offseason non-stories that we've had. Brogdon injured that arm during the conference finals, during the playoffs. It flared up significantly during the conference finals. Really made him a non-factor on the back end of that Miami series. He did not have surgery this offseason when I think a lot of people expected him to. We just didn't know. This guy has an injury history of his own. There was a lot of uncertainty around Malcolm Brogdon. I think it was the right deal to move him along. You get a holiday and not only are you getting an all-star point guard, 19 points per game, all defensive team level, you're also getting a guy highly motivated to play Milwaukee. I think that's a big part of this. The holiday is going to come for the Celtics. I think the Celtics are going to sign him to a long-term deal, whether it's now or at the end of the season. You're getting a guy that can match up with the Bucks' new weapon, and that's Damian Lillard. You're getting a guy that can give you 35 minutes of defense against Damian Lillard. That's going to be invaluable. I think the Celtics are going to have a lot of trouble against Milwaukee without that defensive stopper in the backcourt. Now they have him. I am concerned, like you are, about trading Robert Williams, because Robert Williams is just a year removed from his own Defensive Player of the Year campaign. He is an elite rim protector. He's good on pick and rolls. He just does a lot for that team defensively. Right now their front line is Porzingis, it's Al Horford, and suddenly it's Wennion Gabriel, who was added just minutes after this deal was agreed to. That's not enough. That ain't it. Because you can certainly count on Porzingis missing some time during the season. The guy has had a history of injuries during his career. Al Horford, as you mentioned, getting up there in age. There was some chatter amongst people within the Celtics organization that I talked to over the last months and even years after Al Horford signed his extension. Al was going to be a 50-60 game player this season. He signed a contract that cuts his salary dramatically going into this year. I think they're going to shave his minutes down. No back-to-backs. Monitor the few three and four nights. He's just going to get a lot of rest, I think, during the regular season. So now you're counting on what? Wennion Gabriel, who hasn't really made an impact anywhere. They may not be done. They still have a couple of first round picks to deal. They've got that Grant Williams trade exception at $6.2 million they can use. They've got some options here. I think they have to use them because I don't think you can go into the year expecting to beat Milwaukee to circle it back to the Bucs, who have Brooke Lopez, Bobby Portis. They've still got some Yohannes. They've still got some beef on that front line. You've got to get somebody else. You've got to pick up another big, whether it's on the trade market, whether it's in free agency. I don't know. To me, you've got to get at least one more big to be considered a true peer of the Bucs. I agree. I think they need one more big and ideally one more. Even just look at the wing. It's O'Shea Brissett, Peyton Pritchard I mentioned. I'm not super worried about Pritchard. Pritchard, to me... He would be getting rotation minutes on most teams in the league. He was a victim of the numbers game last year. They acquired Brogdon. You can only play so many guys. The way they're not so worried about either. Jalen Brown's an iron man. Jason Tatum too. These guys are still in their mid-20s. I think they'll be okay there. I think they may have to play small a lot. I don't think Horford's a 4. I certainly know Porzingis isn't anymore. He's too flat-footed to be a 4. They're going to have to play some smaller lineups with Porzingis and Horford at 5. Maybe it's Tatum. Maybe it's Brown. Maybe it's somebody else playing 4. I agree. I don't like the idea of playing Porzingis and Horford together that much. You can't really do that now because of your front court depth. I think you need to split those two and their minutes up and help keep Horford's minutes down. I'm with you on the aspect. I like the idea of just as a response to the Lillard trade going out and getting Holliday. I'm with you. I think he is going to be incredibly, incredibly excited to play the Bucks. I have that penciled in as the conference finals now immediately. I'm ready for that series tonight. It's going to be incredible theater for sure. You also mentioned they're going to re-sign Holliday. What's that number going to come in? Is it going to be closer to 30 million? Is it going to be closer to 20 million? Because now Boston is operating as a second apron team and that has consequences as well. I will say that I respect them going for it and I respect Brad Stevens and their ownership group for committing to being a second apron team. I do think we've seen teams, namely Miami frankly, be very careful about straddling that line. I respect the teams that are willing to accept the consequences, at least financially. The problem is roster building wise now, especially for a team that's top heavy, they're going to have to figure out how do we improve. You can't sign as many buyout guys as a second apron team. You lose all these exceptions, etc. If they use that Grant Williams trade exception and package some more first round picks, that would be very impressive. I don't know which player is at that salary right now for them to go out and get. That would be impressive work by them, at least their ownership group, to really committing to building a winner. I don't know who they're going to get for that slot either. It's not a big number when you think about who might be available. The first round picks will be valuable, but it's more about sliding a player into that slot that is going to be challenging. I'm just looking at some of the names that are potentially out there. Mason Plumlee, who I don't think he's eligible to be traded for a couple of months at least. I'm just going down a list of the guys I have on my handy dandy spreadsheet here. Jalen Williams is not really available. Dwight Powell I guess you could get. Andre Drummond doesn't make a lot of sense because I think he'd need more of a four than a five. It's not ideal. You want to go free agency. Bismack Biambo is still out there. Gorji Jang is still out there. Dwayne Dedmon, Willie Cauley-Stein. There isn't a guy out there like, oh that guy can play in your postseason rotation. Here's what I'll say though. I do think it's not going to be an issue for them in the Eastern Conference frankly. I think Milwaukee and Boston are kind of in a similar position where they're both so top heavy that my concern is more about them lasting through an entire playoffs. Perhaps beating a team with a little bit more depth in the finals, but I don't think it's going to be an issue for either of those clubs in the East depth wise. Regular season guys like Brissett, Hauser, whoever, they're a little more playable then. They can patch that together and make it work. It's more so those last two rounds of the playoffs where it becomes a little bit of an issue. But they have a lot of time between now and then to figure out some solutions. I assume they're cut below Milwaukee at this point, but they needed to make that deal. They needed to get a defender. And now look, their backcourt went from being a little bit uncertain to one of the best defensive backcourts in the NBA with Holliday and Derek White. Those two are going to be versatile, they switch on everything. They're going to be tough to go up against for any team that's out there. In Portland, Joe Cronin I think has had a pretty good week. He started the week, was he going to do a deal with Miami? Will he just cave to Damian Little's wishes? Does the deal with Milwaukee, gets DeAndre Ayton, gets a couple of first round picks, or one first round pick from the Bucks. Then he turns around and flips Drew Holliday for two first round picks and two assets that are going to fetch at least one first round pick I think in return, or possibly two. Malcolm Brogdon, you're just going down the list with guards that Portland is making available. First it's Damian Little. Now it's Drew Holliday. Then it's Malcolm Brogdon. I can only imagine the phone calls coming from whoever is making those phone calls in Miami. They lose out on Lillard, then it's grumbling. They lose out on Holliday, then it's grumbling. Apparently there haven't been many phone calls between the Heat and the Blazers for a long time. I think there was some communication over Drew Holliday. I do think there was talk there. Now they're probably going to have to be talking about Malcolm Brogdon because if Malcolm's healthy, and that's probably the biggest question mark, guy was sixth man of the year last year. He was a good player and can be a starter on a playoff team. Joe Cronin, as I said, gets eight and now he has three first round picks in return. He's probably going to get at least one more. I think Robert Williams would also fetch a first. I've read some stuff about Williams staying in Portland. I don't really get that. Listen, you're going to be upset. We don't need to have this argument again. We had it last week. If I'm them, I'm maybe looking at trying to keep Robert Williams moving forward over Deontre. Oh my God. Oh my God. Would you? No. Stop. Stop. First of all, Robert Williams, I've had a bird's eye view of Robert Williams for many years. When he's on the floor, he is tremendously talented defensively. The problem is, he's never on the floor. He had a lot of injury issues outside of that one year they went to the finals. Every other year, it's like something comes up with Robert Williams. I don't think you can trust him to choose him over Deontre. I don't disagree. Here's what I'll say about Joe Cronin. I think that, again, especially when so much of the conversation this summer was there's going to be no other teams involved, nobody else is going to want to trade for Damian Lillard. For him to wait out and gin up a market, I think is incredibly successful. I am interested to see what happens with Williams and Brogdon because I agree. I think this would imply that there are more moves to be made. Only because one of the criticisms, I'd say, of why they didn't want to deal with Miami is all these picks are going to be bad. I'm kind of surprised that they settled for that 2024 Warriors pick. I know some people are saying, oh, Draymond is going to be out. I don't understand. I would rather take a future Boston. But even if you're betting on Boston being bad in the future, I mean, what, Tatum and Brown are 26 and 25 or 25 and 26, rather. I don't think the moves are done. I'm with you. I think Brogdon definitely makes sense as a trade target. Again, what his value is going to be because of that injury history will be interesting. Williams, I do think a lot of teams would want, especially on that contract. It's a very manageable contract. Even with his injury history, I think he's the kind of player you take a chance on. I think they did well. I think the most impressive thing is the fact that they were able to get other teams involved. I think the actual package, I know a lot of people are kind of frothing their mouth over the heat disdain, but some of these picks, the Boston and Warriors picks I'm kind of nonplussed about, to be honest. Yeah. I mean, the Warriors pick is probably going to be somewhere in the 20s. Same thing. Well, I guess the Boston pick you don't really know. The 2029 pick, who knows what that team is going to look like in five years. It's too hard to project. But the bottom line is, you know, if Joe Cronin plays his cards right over the next couple of months, he is probably going to walk away with, or at least there's a chance he could walk away, with DeAndre Ayton in five first round picks. That's not bad. And that puts them also in position to, let's say a guy comes out on the market and it's a similar position to Lillard, right? They have a few years left on their deal. What's to stop them from going out and getting someone of Scoot Henderson is great right away. They'll have the contracts for it. They'll have the picks for it. They did a good job. They objectively did a very good job. I don't think the Blazers are going to be buyers anytime soon. I like Scoot Henderson, but he's probably two or three years away from really reaching that potential. He's looking like he's getting there. But those picks are deep into the future, many of them. So they can deal them in two or three years and get a piece back in return. Look, even now, I'm still reading tweets from people in Miami, some Heat media, that trade Drew Holliday to Boston as a way to stick it to the Heat. I mean, come on. What kind of rabbit hole are you going down that you're believing Joe Cronin's sole mission in his basketball life is to screw over the Miami Heat? I don't get that. He got a good deal. I'm sorry. And look, if he had taken Tyler Herro in that deal, Tyler Herro is not as valuable as Drew Holliday. He's not. Tyler Herro is an excellent player, but Tyler Herro to championship teams is not as valuable as Drew Holliday. He's not. First of all, let me just say this. There's no way to talk about this, that sounds like I'm defending Miami. I think Joe Cronin did a fantastic job. I think he should have taken this deal. I just think that in a deal with Miami, I think Portland still gets Aiten. I think that's a separate framework. I think they're getting Aiten no matter which team they trade Damian Lillard to. And I don't think they're taking Tyler Herro. I think what I'd heard is Herro is more likely to go to a team like Brooklyn or San Antonio, and Portland's still getting three picks in this scenario. So I think whichever the case may be, they're going to get three picks in Aiten, but I think in this framework they end up getting Williams and Brogdon too, which I think is better trade value for them than the Heat young guys, which is what makes this better than a trade for them. But I don't think Herro is going there. I think Aiten was going there no matter what. So I think it's a little bit better, but it's not this like, you know, people are talking about it also like outside of Miami. People in Boston and people in Portland are talking about this masterstroke, and it's like, okay, let's calm down. When they have to select someone with the 2024 Warriors pick, then we can talk more about how great this trade was. Yeah, but also if they wind up with five first round picks out of it, which is not out of the realm of possibility, then the case is closed. The book is, everything is settled. It would have been a strong trade overall for Joe Cronin and the Portland Trailblazers.
A highlight from 129 - Gardeners Never Retire: Overcoming Challenges in Your Senior Years - Duane Pancoast
"The Garden Question is a podcast for people that love designing, building, and growing smarter gardens that work. Listen in as we talk with successful garden designers, builders, and growers, discovering their stories along with how they think, work, and grow. This is your next step in creating a beautiful, year -round, environmentally connected, low -maintenance, and healthy, thriving outdoor space. It doesn't matter if you're a beginner or an expert, there will always be something inspiring when you listen to the Garden Question podcast. Hello, I'm your host, Craig McManus. In this episode, we talk about adapting to various gardening challenges. We explore making tough decisions in gardening throughout the latter seasons of life. Also, having the best attitude toward tough decisions. Mobility restrictions began taking a toll on 84 -year -old Dwayne Pankost. His gardening abilities were changing, but not his knowledge. He began sharing his and other senior gardener's experiences in his blog, The Geriatric Gardener, in February of 2017. After posting bi -monthly adaptive gardening stories, Dwayne decided to compile the best of his post into a self -published book, The Geriatric Gardener. Dwayne feels having the garden information at your fingertips is a benefit for every senior gardener. Dwayne continues to work in the family marketing communication business, which he started in 1985. The firm serves tree, landscape, and lawn care businesses. This has been episode 129, Gardeners Never Retire, Overcoming the Challenges in Your Senior Years, with Dwayne Pankost. Dwayne, why did you decide not to give up on gardening? I didn't really decide to give up on gardening. Old Edge crept up on me. One day when I couldn't get up from kneeling, I decided I was going to have to garden a bit differently. I thus started my second career preaching about adaptive gardening. What is it about gardening that keeps you wanting to go with it, no matter what age you are? I like plants, and plants seem to like me. When I could no longer do outside work, I was fortunate enough to have a mature, mostly woody plant landscape at my home, which I was able to hire out the maintenance work. So, I've concentrated on indoor gardening, especially tillandsia air plants, because they're fun, they're curious, they're easy to maintain. I have about 30 of them, and another 30 of regular soil and pot plants. Would you explain what adaptive gardening is, and how it differs from traditional gardening practices? Sure. Adaptive gardening is simply adapting your garden and your gardening to your changing physical conditions. If your knees hurt, you have to find a way to garden without kneeling, with raised beds, containers. I'm particularly fond of elevated beds, because I like to garden sitting down, and there's a place to put your legs underneath elevated beds. How does adaptive gardening contribute to the well -being and mental health of individuals facing physical limitations or health challenges? As you grow older, your knees wear out, your back wears out, your shoulders wear out, and Adaptive gardening is simply finding ways in which you can continue gardening with minimum pain, minimum disturbance to your health. It may start with just a pair of strap -on knee pads, and then it may go to getting one of these kneelers that you tip it over and it becomes a seat, or one of the other gardening seats that are available online or at some garden stores and home centers, and then going to raise beds, elevated beds and containers, eventually, perhaps concentrating on your indoor gardening. Do you find that it keeps promoting an independent spirit and self -sufficiency by continuing to garden? Oh, it sure does. Some people retire and all they do is sit in front of the television, and they're dead in six months. I'll be 85 in November, so I figure I can thank gardening for some of that longevity because it keeps me busy. I can get up in the morning, and I know I've got something productive to do. How I do it or how anybody does it is adapting is a matter of time management, only working blocks that are comfortable for you, maybe 20 minutes or maybe a half hour, and then take a rest break. If you're working outside, go into a shady spot. I used to go into my garage and sit and watch people walk their dogs up and down the street. Well, while you're there, always have a cooler of nice cold water and drink plenty of it because staying hydrated is very important to your well -being. Dehydration is one of the major causes of falls because people can get lightheaded and their balance goes crazy when they are dehydrated. Falling is one of the things you don't want to do out in the garden. I didn't realize that. I didn't know that dehydration led to dizziness. A doctor told me that I could always tell when I was dehydrated because my balance went wonky. I drank enough water and an hour or so, it was back to normal. Would you tell us about some of the decisions you had to make in your latter years? You said you're 85, but what are some of the decisions you faced going through that time period? First of all was downsizing and this can be a trauma for some people. I thought it was going to be for my late wife because she liked our house and I didn't like our house because it was a money pit from the day we moved in. It was a half -acre lot with a two -story colonial on it. It was great for raising our four sons because they had plenty of grass to play ball and do kid stuff. When walking the stairs became difficult for both of us, she was the one who decided, I think we ought to downsize. So we built a house that is about the same size as a two -story, but one story on a quarter -acre lot. One of the things I tell people, if you're going to downsize, bring something from your old garden with you. Dig up some plants that you especially liked in your old garden that may have a story. That goes with it or something with the family. I happened to bring a ginkgo tree. It was about four or five inches caliper and 15 or 20 feet tall. I didn't just dig it up and put it in the back seat of the car and bring it over. I had a client who had a big tree spade and he moved it for me. Downsizing is the first decision. I used to do my grass. I timed it, not by the clock. I did the back and one side, and then I would sit down and rest for 20 minutes or so, drink a bottle of water. Then I'd go out and do the front and the other side, and then sit down for a while before I'd go on to the next gardening job. I was convinced at a certain point that I ought to hire a lawn cutting service, which I did. When I found that I couldn't get up from a kneeling position, that's when I hired the lawn care service to also do things like weeding and trimming my shrubs. I have a tree and landscape client. He does stuff like the heavy pruning, any tree climbing, because he has a pre -care division. It wasn't a matter of whether I was going to quit gardening or not quit gardening. It was a matter of how I was going to do the gardening and still have a relatively painless life. This was at the old house. No, the new house. You were cutting the grass at your new house? Yeah. Oh, okay. Well, you talked about the pain. What do you suggest to continue gardening when your knees do start causing you trouble? I suggest, first of all, anybody of any age, go get a pair of strap -on knee pads. A lot of gardeners get the cheapest ones, and they complain that the strap goes around the bend of the knee, go to the next quality up, and it'll have a strap that goes above the knee bend and another strap that goes below it. Look into one of these kneelers or combination kneeler bench or something to sit on. If you're younger, use the knee pads to help prevent or put off the knee problems. Knees, for some reason, they just calcify. You get arthritis. I asked my orthopedic doctor, what causes it? He said, wear it out. I said to him, maybe it's too much genuflecting in church. And without missing a beat, he said, well, come on over to the Episcopal Church. We don't do that.
A highlight from The First Edition of Would You Let Joe Biden"
"Good morning America. Good Monday. Some of you are getting up and getting out the door. I'm glad I am with you. I'm Hugh Hewitt in Studio North going down to the Beltway this week. Oh, back to the Beltway. Gotta go do my work. Gotta go do my job. I want you to begin this segment with me by reflecting on how bad can the polls actually get for one person. Because John Ellis, now you've heard me mention John. John has been on the show before. Ellis on items the site formerly known as Twitter, now known as X, he produces two sub stacks. News items, which I read every morning before I go on the air. That's where I learned about Amazon investing in AI this morning. And political items, which is a second sub stack. And that just collects all the political data. And for years and years and years, John Ellis was the man behind the curtain at News Corp. And he ran the decision desk when it actually ran well. And he ran many, many other things at News Corp. And he's a very, very smart guy. So Ellis puts out these two news sub stacks that I read. And one of them, political items, carries with it the additional benefit of sparing me from having to figure out which polls to read. Because every couple of weeks or three weeks, he puts out the polls in one place. So John Ellis knows polling. He knows which ones are trash. He does not send you the trash one. So I ignore all polls until I see a poll show up in the news items or political items. So polls in one place rolled in on Saturday morning. And I don't want to get sued for copyright. You should subscribe to polls in one place and political items. But John summarized three of these. Number one, NBC News. Three quarters of voters say they're concerned about President Joe Biden's age and mental fitness. Three quarters. Three quarters. Number two, Washington Post ABC News. A Washington Post ABC News poll finds President Biden struggling to gain approval from a skeptical public. With dissatisfaction growing over his handling of the economy and immigration, a rising share saying the United States is doing too much to aid Ukraine in its war with Russia, and broad concerns about his age as he seeks a second term. More than three in five Democrats say they would prefer a nominee other than Biden. And the Post ABC poll shows Joe Biden trailing Donald Trump by 10 points. Then number three, the New York Times. President Biden is underperforming among nonwhite voters in the New York Times Santa College national polls over the last year. And this result marked a — represent a, quote, marked deterioration in Mr. Biden's support among non -Anglo voters. Those are the three big polls of the weekend, and they're all related to Joe Biden's age. So I've asked Generalissimo to assist me in diagnosing the problem here. And so just a yes or no, are you with me, Generalissimo? No. All right, good. Would you let Joe Biden prepare dinner for eight people? No. Would you let Joe Biden do the shopping for a dinner for eight people? No. Would you let Joe Biden make your family's reservations for a week's vacation at Disney World? Oh, hell no. Would you let Joe Biden book the flights for that vacation? No. Would you let Joe Biden drive the youth group van to the beach for Sunday at the beach? Absolutely not. Would you let Joe Biden chaperone the sixth grade astronomy camp overnight trip? Not even with your kids. Would you let Joe Biden invest your 401k? Would you let Joe Biden pick the paint colors for your church or your school remodel? No. Would you let Joe Biden select the menu for your daughter's wedding? No. Would you let Joe Biden lead a group of second graders through the Smithsonian Natural History? Stop, stop. I gotta... No. Just stay in the lane, please. I just want to know. These are just questions. Would you let Joe Biden lead a second grade group through the Smithsonian? Would you let him lead a high school group through the Smithsonian? Would you drop him off in front of an NFL stadium, give him a ticket, and tell him you'll see him in the seats? I don't think so. Would you let him be the president of a state university? Oh, no. Would you let him be the president of a private liberal arts college? No. Would you let him run a large public high school? No. How about a small private high school? How about a junior high school? Nowhere near kids, no. How about an elementary school? Absolutely not. A preschool? Absolutely not. Would you let Joe Biden run a 7 -Eleven? No, he doesn't have the right accent. Would you let Joe Biden run a sporting goods store? No. A multiplex? No. Would you let Joe run the candy and soda counter at the multiplex? It's too confusing, no. Would you let him run a Macy's? A McDonald's? No. A Houston's restaurant? No. Would you let him run an airport? Negative. Would you let him run the parking at the high school football game? No. Would you let him run a high school speech tournament? Too many kids, no. How about a swim meet? No. Would you let Joe Biden run any business with 10 employees? No. Would you let him run a business with 100 employees? No. Would you let him do HR for a business with 10 employees? No. Would you let him run the gift wrap sales fundraiser for your kids school? No. Would you let him run the thrift shop inventory day? No. Would you let him run a car dealership? Negative. Would you let him run a church fundraiser? No. A church service? No. A service station? No. Would you let him run a piano recital for 20 students under the age of 10? How about 10 students under the age of 10? No kids, no. Would you let him announce graduation at MIT? Would you let him announce graduation for any college? Have you heard him? No. Would you let him run an eighth grade graduation? No. Would you let him run the change of command at any duty station for any branch of the armed services anywhere in the Americas or in the worldwide distribution of our defense facilities? Not unless you wanted to create an incident, no. Would you let him drive a truck? Well, he's already claimed it, no. Would you let him drive a car that you're riding in the passenger seat? Not unless I was heavily insured. Would you let him fire a pistol at a range? Oh, hell no. Would you let him fire a rifle at a range? No. A machine gun? No. Bazooka? No. Would you let him get into a tank and fire a tank? I'm seeing a pattern here, no. Would you let him direct the drone strike? No. Would you let him drive a little tiny boat whaler, you know, a 12 -foot whaler? I would let him pilot your dinghy, no. Would you let him drive a criss -craft with an outboard motor? No. Of a yacht, a big yacht? No. Would you let him command the deck of a freighter? A freighter? No. How about a destroyer? Uh, I'm thinking not. Submarine? No. Aircraft carrier? No. All right. Could you imagine Stav with him on deck? What would you let Joe Biden do? Retire. No, but I mean, really, seriously, is there anything you'd let him do to put him in charge of, because this is my first edition of would you let Joe Biden dot, dot, dot? Nothing complicated because he gets confused easy. Nothing with kids because we kind of know about that. No, there's nothing the guy can do. He has shown no knowledge of market economics, free market economics. He has no idea how supply and demand works. No, but I'm just talking about give me something that he can do because we've got to get a retirement hobby for him. A retirement hobby? Checkers. Do you think he could win at checkers ever? It's yeah, he could he could run he could run an ice cream stand. I we I covered that. You were gonna let him run a 7 -Eleven. I don't know. I covered the gift wrap. 7 -Eleven is more complicated than an ice cream stand because gas is involved. But but I asked you about the the gift wrap fundraising. I want every mom in America ice cream. Well, no, every parent driving to school in America right now knows fall is the season for fundraisers. So we got the call from the granddaughter over the weekend. Hey, Nana, which is the fetching Mrs. Hewitt, right? Would you buy gift wrap? And of course, we're probably gonna have enough gift wrap for the rest of the five seasons. Yeah, yeah. Five seasons of gift wrap. Yes. And and now the flash is probably going to come up with candy bar. You know, it's just fundraising season, right? And so it's better than raffle tickets. I hate raffle tickets. Yeah. Gift wrap you can at least put in the closet and it'll be there when when she has to clean out the house. You are what we call in in in the school trade. You are what we call an easy mark. A mark. Yeah. Yes. And and you wouldn't even let Joe button out. For those of you who are new to the audience, we've added affiliates recently. Dwayne is an ex band parent who keeps getting dragged back in. And when he was a band parent, he ran parking at the at the battle of the band. Do you know what I'm doing now? Do you know what I'm doing this this year? What I'm doing? What? I had to stand up along with my wife, stand up a snack bar outside of girls volleyball. All right. Would you let Joe Biden run that? Not in your wildest dreams, because because one money's involved and two girls are nearby. But I mean, OK, then Paul back a year or two. No, you let him direct parking at the Battle of the Bands. Oh, not unless you wanted a wreck.
A highlight from Duane Patterson fills in for Hugh
"Welcome to today's podcast, sponsored by Hillsdale College. All things Hillsdale, at Hillsdale .edu. I encourage you to take advantage of the many free online courses there, and of course, to listen to the Hillsdale Dialogues, all of them at Q for Hillsdale .com, or just Google Apple, iTunes, and Hillsdale. Welcome back, America. That music means we are joined by David Drucker, the beltway insider of The Dispatch. You can read everything that David writes and link through it at on Twitter, or X, at David M. Drucker. Good morning, David. I want to start with Pennsylvania Senate, because we got some news in there. There's kind of twin stories this week. You've got a piece in The Dispatch. Our mutual friend Selena Zito's got a piece at RAN, I think yesterday, or maybe it was today in The Examiner. Dave McCormick is getting in, and to me, the newsworthy part of that story isn't so much that McCormick's getting in. I really kind of hoped he would. But the newsworthy part is that Doug Mastriano, the failed MAGA gubernatorial candidate from this last cycle, has already come out and endorsed McCormick. So it looks like there's some party unifying going on in Pennsylvania. What do you make of this, David? Yeah, look, it's a really big deal for Republicans not to have to fight through a nasty primary, especially one that pits the populist wing versus the more traditional conservative wing. Dave McCormick is the candidate that Republicans in Washington wanted, but he's also the candidate Republicans many in Pennsylvania wanted. He's also run before. That makes him more formidable, because he's been through the process, and it gives Republicans to field a seasoned candidate against a rather seasoned incumbent. Bob Casey, you know, he might not make the most headlines, he might not be the most interesting guy in the world, but he's won a lot of tough races. And he's got a last name in Pennsylvania. Say that again, Dwayne? I said he's got a last name in Pennsylvania that he's been trading on. He does, but you know, he has now been in office since 2006, and so I think he has established himself in his own right. And he is very adept at knowing where he needs to pull votes from, where Republicans need to be undercut the most. And so what's really good about this is McCormick is now going to be doing this for the second time. Now, in a general election, it'll be his first, but he's the kind of Republican that can win general elections in Pennsylvania, at least if you look at his profile and the way he's positioned himself. So Republicans have to be happy about this, and they should be. Oh, he's the best candidate the Republicans could field. In an environment where you've got a chance of picking up a bunch of seats because of just how many Democrats are playing defense this cycle, this is as good of an opportunity as the Republicans could possibly hope for in the Keystone State. Let's go to the president's interview with Kristen Welker on Meet the Press, where he talked about, I'm going to negotiate the abortion federal legislation because the heartbeat stuff I'm not all for. I think the heartbeat laws were terrible. There should be some negotiation of where that limit is. How is that playing in Iowa amongst GOP primary voters? Well, look, I think we'll find out. I mean, I think for now, the president's fine. I don't think it's impacted polling numbers much, but as his Republican competitors chip away at him on this issue, it could ultimately have an effect. I mean, one of the things we really don't know yet, Dwayne, because we haven't seen it yet, is for years, the issue with abortion in Republican primaries has been who's going to be, who's reliable and dependable when it comes to appointing conservative judges that if a challenge to Roe versus Wade were to get before them, would vote to overturn it. Well, Roe's gone, and we're now in an era where it's about what kind of legislation would you vote for or sign at the federal level to curtail abortion rights. And so we don't yet have something to go on yet in terms of how Republican primary voters look at this and react to this kind of debate. And we're going to find out. Of course, the former president's doing what he always does. He tells everybody he's going to make them happy. How? You know, I just will. Don't worry. Trust me. Well, we'll see how that works out. He's running against one governor who signed a six week heartbeat bill. He's running against other Republicans who have promised a 15 week federal ban on abortion. And we'll see if the president's bobbing and weaving on what kind of legislation he would push for or accept as president. Again, we'll see if that has an impact on how Republicans in Iowa vote. We don't know that it'll have any impact, but it might. Couple minutes left with David Drucker of the Dispatch. I want to shift over to the House GOP circus that is dealing with are we going to have a shutdown or are we not going to have a shutdown? It looks like it's looming again. And David Drucker, I read a piece back when he was with the examiner from 10 years ago. It's a really bad deja vu, David Drucker. Yeah, you know, I went and found that last night and I posted it and, you know, there they go again. The thing about shutdowns, Dwayne, is the party that instigates them almost, almost, almost never wins them. And we saw Republicans do this 10 years ago. They instigated a shutdown to try and force President Obama to defund his signature health care law. Of course, he was never going to do it. Of course, a majority Democratic Senate was never going to go along with it, but they did it anyway. They ended up failing and they ended up missing an opportunity to push incremental conservative reforms through a majority Democratic government. When I say Democratic, Democratic Party run government and Republicans seem on intent on reprising that mistake. There's no end game here. There's no unity. One of the reasons Kevin McCarthy was able to win a debt ceiling fight is there was unity among 218 Republicans. They don't have that here and they don't really know what they're doing at this point. That doesn't bode well. David Drucker, read everything he writes over at the Dispatch or you can catch him on Twitter, the site formerly known as Twitter X, at David M. Drucker, Dwayne Patterson in for Hugh Hewitt. We'll be back with the political roundup after the top of the hour break. Come right back next.
A highlight from Robert C. O'Brien and Neil Auerbach join Hugh to discuss how the GOP should approach Climate & Energy policy
"You know what that means. That means Dwayne will be sitting in for me tomorrow. That's what that means. That means the Browns, the Cleveland Browns, are on Monday Night Football tonight against the Threaded Steelers, and they gotta go play in Pittsburgh. Last time I recall a Pittsburgh game, the Steelers snapped the ball over the head of Terry, not Terry, Big Ben Roethlisberger at the start of the playoff game. That's all I remember about Pittsburgh, but tonight I will be screaming from 8 .15 East Coast time until probably midnight. I don't know how long the games go with the new rules, but whatever, Dwayne's gonna come in and talk to you about the Browns win tomorrow, and then I'll be back on Wednesday. The real reason for that is that we have friends in town that we haven't seen in a couple of years, and we are going to go show them down East. So I'm gonna be down East after I'm up late watching the Browns. So tomorrow morning, if anything bad happens, it's Dwayne's fault. I wanna begin today with a horrible story, and it's every parent's nightmare. If you got little kids in the car, you may not want them to hear this because it's just every parent's worst nightmare. It's a small story, right? With terrible tragedy, involves four children. A baby died after ingesting fentanyl at a New York day school preschool nursery. Three other children from the Divino Nino daycare were hospitalized and treated for opioid. Now, two adults have been arrested for reckless indifference, and two are charged with murder for the death of the one -year -old.
A highlight from Energy Secretary Granholm and NPRs Excellent EV Adventure
"The US border patrol has exciting and rewarding career opportunities with the nation's largest law enforcement organization earned great pay with outstanding federal benefits and up to $20 ,000 in recruitment incentives or more online at cbp .gov slash career slash USB P. Good morning, America. This is a special edition of the highly concentrated Q iTunes show. You get to today because over the course of Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday on our subscription only podcast, the grand old pod. I have been talking with Dwayne, my senior producer, and he has been talking with john Campbell, former congressman, former car dealer and automobile enthusiast extraordinaire about Secretary Granholm and NPR is excellent adventure that came out over the weekend, the fiasco of the EV drive from Charlotte to Memphis. And I want you to be able to hear this as to why, as a journalist that defends me as a government person, it offends me as a citizen, it offends me and why automobile enthusiasts are left scratching their head saying what did that prove? So this is a special behind the paywall that usually the the grand old pot is behind the paywall of the universe, which you ought to belong to anyway, because we do it every day. It's a lot of fun. And it's different and very, very different from radio, because radio has certain requirements, you got to make got to make your ad, you got to make your marks, you had a new sports weather. But the grand old pot lets me go wherever I want to go. Let's Dwayne go wherever he wants to go when he does it. And for the last three days, we've gone on Secretary Granholm and NPR is excellent adventure. So settle back and enjoy this special for out from behind the paywall edition of highly concentrated you which is really the grand old pod made public for the first time. Take it away.
A highlight from The Senate returns from recess
"The U .S. Border Patrol has exciting and rewarding career opportunities with the nation's largest law enforcement organization. Earned great pay with outstanding federal benefits and up to $20 ,000 in recruitment incentives. Learn more online at CBP .gov slash careers slash USBP. Welcome to today's podcast sponsored by Hillsdale College. All things Hillsdale at Hillsdale .edu. I encourage you to take advantage of the many free online courses there. And of course listen to the Hillsdale Dialogues. All of them at Q for Hillsdale .com or just Google Apple, iTunes and Hillsdale. Morning Glory, America, Bonjour, Hi Canada. Everybody is back in school. You know summer is over when the senators have to go back to work. If you're hanging around National Airport today or Reagan you're going to see or Dulles you're going to see senators coming back. So you know that actually the fall is over. We are without Dwayne today. He's stuck at Burning Man. As many of you know Burning Man turned into a giant quicksand, a giant mud bath, a complete and utter disaster. And Dwayne always goes to Burning Man because he's woke. And I don't know when we're going to get him back. If you're watching on the Salem News Channel the pictures of the Burning Man Caravan from nowhere to nowhere is truly remarkable. They had years worth of rain overnight just as they got there. And to my way of thinking if you can check a weather forecast before you go to Burning Man you kind of deserve this. And it's not Woodstock. They didn't have that good of a music. So when Dwayne gets back we'll ask him about it. But the Wall Street Journal reports this morning technology entrepreneurs, artists and other free spirits like Dwayne who flock to this desert playa land for the annual Burning Man, this desert playa for the annual Burning Man Festival are accustomed to weathering, withering heat and dust storms. This year they wound up wallowing in the muck. A desert storm turned the dry lake bed into a thick slimy clay over the weekend transforming the Burning Man site 90 miles north of Reno, Nevada into a quagmire enforcing the closure of roads in and out of the event. Attendees spent the weekend covered in mud which kicked their boots and made traversing the temporary city difficult. The rain flooded tents causing some participants to rush to find new accommodations or to quit the festival entirely if they could manage to find a way out. Now I have no idea where Dwayne is. We'll find out. He'll wander in eventually. But if you go there that's on you. But watch for senators. First Lady Biden has COVID, pray for a quick recovery, sleep mild symptoms. Wall Street Journal because there is no news. Labor Day weekend is officially a no news weekend along with the 4th of July Memorial Day. Nothing happens. If we are ever Pearl Harbor again, it's going to happen on Memorial Day or it doesn't rule out terrorist attacks. They're not dumb enough to do this. They might be dumb enough to actually attack us on Memorial Day, Labor Day or July 4th because no one is in the office. But the Wall Street Journal realizing they would have a giant news hole this morning did post their Wall Street Journal poll.
A highlight from Part 1: USAs World Cup Collapse, Basebrawls, Jets Optimism, Life in The G-League and The OC 20 Years Later | with Gabe York and Zoe Simmons
"Coming up, an unexpected two -part podcast cameo from me. It's next. We're also brought to you by the Ringer Podcast Network, where we turned over Sean Fennesey and Amanda Dobbins' big picture feed to Brian Raftery. It's a narrative podcast called, Do We Get to Win This Time? How Hollywood Made the Vietnam War. You can find it on the big picture starting on Tuesday. And it is an idea I'm really excited about because it came from a class that I did as a senior in college in 1992. Me and my friend Horgs talked a movies professor into doing a special Vietnam War movies class where we watched basically every Vietnam War movie that had been made up to 1992 and then tried to write a big picture term paper about it. And the thing that was really fascinating about that class and something that stuck with me was just that whole concept of Hollywood reinventing the entire Vietnam experience under the premise of, Did We Get to Win This Time? So we got Brian involved and he turned the idea into an awesome, awesome podcast. I even went and dug up the term paper that I wrote 31 years ago. I thought it was gonna be horrendous. It wasn't bad. I was kind of proud of myself, retroactively 31 years later. Anyway, Do We Get to Win This Time? How Hollywood Made the Vietnam War. It is gonna be in the big picture podcast starting on Tuesday. So that's one piece of business. Second, new rewatchables on Monday night. It is the 300th movie that we've done. It's a special one. We're doing National Lampoon's Vacation. It was time. Meet Chris Ryan, Van Lathan. Yeah, and Van was pushing for it because we wanted to do Christmas Vacation during the holidays and you can't do Christmas Vacation. If we do National Lampoon's Vacation, super fun. Can't wait for you to listen to it. And we'll be running the video at some point on the YouTube channel, youtube .com slash Bill Simmons, where we put up a whole bunch of rewatchables podcasts in case you missed it. Boogie Nights is up there now. Goodfellas, Independence Day, just a slew of them. So if you're bored and you wanna throw on some rewatchables and watch us make fun of each other, there you go. Last but not least, I don't wanna say this is the most important, but it's certainly the thing I spent the most time on. Our documentary that we did about the G League with Religion of Sports and Ringer Films, we combined, and it is premiering on Tuesday, August 8th. It is called Destination NBA, A G League Odyssey. It's really good. We immersed ourselves into the G League season. We followed Scoot Henderson, Gabe York, Ryan Terrell, Mason Jones, and Denzel Valentine. And the big question was, what is this world like? What's it like to be in the G League? And I am really proud of where we landed with it. And we even have, much later in this podcast, Gabe York is gonna come on. He's one of the five that we followed, and he's gonna tell us what it's like as you're holding on to your dream in your late 20s. We try not to spoil the doc too much with Gabe, but I really liked him. He's probably the guy that jumps out of the doc in the most sympathetic way. So look forward for you to watch it. It is prime video, Tuesday, August 8th, Destination NBA. A G League Odyssey. You love basketball, just watch it, it's good. So there you go. This is gonna be part one of a two -part podcast. Gabe is coming up later. My daughter Zoe Simmons is coming up later because we did a whole bunch of OC stuff on the Prestige TV podcast. I was even on two of the episodes. But I ended up watching season one of the OC. And my daughter was watching with us and loved the show. And she was born a year and a half after it premiered. So me and her broke down season one from the perspective of what is it like when somebody 18 watches the OC, a show that is now two decades old. The anniversary was actually August 6th. And what she liked, what she didn't like, what people aren't doing anymore for her kind of audience. And we just dove into it. So that is much later. First, coming out of the gate, I'm gonna open a six -pack because we have a lot to discuss over the past three weeks, all the stuff I missed. So that's gonna be part one. And then part two, which is gonna go up later on Sunday night, me and Rossello doing this evergreen idea that we've always wanted to do. And this seemed like the perfect time because nothing's happening in basketball. So that's gonna be part two later tonight. Part one coming up. First, our friends from ProJax. What's up? All right, I'm taping this. It is Sunday afternoon Pacific time. And I'm gonna open a six -pack. There's a bunch of stories in sports and culture that happened over the last three weeks. I was just writing stuff down, things that would have been fun for podcast segments. I was just like, man, I wish I could have given my thoughts on that. Just gonna rip through them. So I have six and then maybe a couple bonus ones at the end. The first one, the biggest one, was the US women's soccer team, which lost today in penalty kicks to Sweden, scored zero goals in the last two games, scored one goal in the last three games, and that was off a corner kick. You could feel from the beginning that something was off with this team. It was all the ways. You knew in a checklist of what are the red flags? There were just red flags galore. And the only person who was really calling it out in time over and over again was Carli Lloyd, who was doing the Fox studio show. And she was the one person in the horror movie who knows the house is haunted. And everyone's like, shut up. You're not being patriotic. You just wish you were still on the team. She was right. She was right from the get -go. This team, you could see it before the Vietnam game when it was like, look at the new Nike suits. Look at these new suits. And they're all like styling as they head into the locker room. And they're running commercials. And every player has a commercial. There's players who've never done anything of that commercials. And the vibe was just off. They only beat Vietnam three -nothing in a bracket where goal differential was gonna be super -duper important. And that was a huge red flag. And we did the usual thing that we've been doing since 2019, 2015 of, oh, well, they almost scored a bunch of times. Oh, well, if that had gone in or some bad luck. There was just an arrogance to this team. Like they were carrying themselves like the defending champs, the same way like the Denver Nuggets would go into next NBA season. Like we're the champs. I was like, yeah, you are the champs because the season just happened. The World Cup happened four years ago. Everyone's four years older or wasn't on the team. And you could see they wanted to build the team instead of around the identity of, here are these new up and coming awesome stars that are gonna be in your life. They were really latching on to Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe. Alex Morgan's 34, Megan Rapinoe's 37. I think one of the differences between the discourse with women's sports and men's sports is that in men's sports, we grasp for angles. And if somebody is disappointing in some way, we really go nuts. Like think of how James Harden's been treated over the last 12 years. So he's one of the 35 best players ever and has taken just an incredible amount of shit. Oh my God, the playoffs, look at his game log. Oh, he choked again. Alex Morgan, who scored twice in her first two games in the World Cup in 2011, she scored once in 2015 in seven games. She scored six times in 2019, five against Thailand in a game that was 13 to nothing, one in the other six, and then scored nothing in the four games this time around. If you take away that Thailand game, she has scored two goals in the last 17 World Cup games. This is the striker. This is the one who's supposed to be the most dangerous player in the field, who's supposed to produce goals. And she hasn't produced goals since the mid 2010s on the national level. And yet it's Alex Morgan. She was supposed to be the next one. We got to keep propping her up and pretending she's a superstar. She's not a superstar. She's really honestly never been a superstar. She certainly hasn't been as impactful as somebody like Abby Wambach was. So you have the team built around her. She's got to play. They play her the entire game, game two, the entire game, game three. She plays like 95 minutes in this game today, and they don't score goals. And the announcers just won't talk about it. It's like being on an AYSO team that your kid's on, and the coach is playing somebody at striker, and everyone's like, why don't they play Sally at striker instead of the coach's daughter? It's like, oh, you know, the coach's daughter. She's got to play there. So you have that, and then you have Rapinoe, who's 37 years old, who's just, unfortunately, great career, legendary, true legend, huge big time player. And when you hit your late 30s in soccer, it's a wrap. She looked like Yudana Rapinoe, not big Rapinoe, and comes out for the last 25 minutes of this game and can't do anything, and then misses the penalty kick. That's the thing. If you're beholden to past performance, you can't expect to succeed in the moment. And I did feel like, what were this team's strengths? Speed. They had Sophia Smith, who really was bad the last three games on the left wing. Like, she just, she couldn't even connect passes. Trinity Rodman, who's a beast. Lynn Williams, who's super fast and athletic and had some really nice moments the last two games. And then Alyssa Thompson, who's the prodigy, who's the, you know, potential tiger or LeBron of this team. 18 years old, best high school player I've ever had. They won't even throw her out there. But this was not a team that could connect passes. They weren't, like, especially creative. The coaching was just bizarre, and we'll never see that guy again. But it was like, the one thing they did have was speed, especially the forwards, and they just threw that away. And Alex, you know, couldn't do anything. So now they're out. It's the most disappointing finish of the last 25 years for the women's team. And it reminds me in a lot of ways that 2004 Olympic basketball team that we had, the USA team. And I tweeted this, I think after the second game, because that was a team that was between eras, like this one was, where all the best players on that 2014, the ones in their primes, weren't that good, except for Duncan. And Duncan was completely banged up. He'd played so many NBA games the last couple of years. I think his knee was hurt. But, you know, it was Iverson and Marbury. The talent, it just was a between eras. And you had guys on the bench, like LeBron and Carmelo and Wade, who were four years away. Kobe wasn't on the team. And it just felt generationally, like we caught that team in the wrong time. The style was wrong. And we learned all these lessons and we moved on. 2008, we win. There's a documentary about it. But this team felt like it was between eras. The Alex Morgan, Rapinoe era, which was basically done. And then you have this era coming up with Rodman and Sophia Smith and Alyssa. And, you know, it's just four years from now, we'll probably be fine. But they need to re -imagine this. And I think if you're gonna learn any lesson from this, it doesn't matter what happened four years ago. It's the World Cup. It matters what's happening now. So that's one thing. Second thing. So Jaylen Brown gets this huge contract, $304 million. Some people seem surprised that it was that much money. Chris Ryan even took a shot at it when we did our library watchables. Hurt my feelings a tiny bit. Mainly because I didn't really have a comeback. Rosella did something on his podcast about how this actually makes sense. This amount of money, when you think of how the salary cap has climbed just since 2015, and it's gonna keep climbing. And there's this world you can go into where you think about just how much everything is gonna cost in the NBA four or five years from now, that Jaylen Brown at $70 million isn't actually gonna be that intimidating. The same way we feel about Tobias Harris for $40 million now, or Klay Thompson, $40 million now. Yeah, you don't really wanna pay $40 million for Klay Thompson, but you can survive it. And I think that's gonna be where the Celtics land with Jaylen. Here's why they had to do it. They're the favorites on FanDuel right now. They're plus 470. The thing that made them the most special and has made them the most special for the last five, six years is the Jaylen Brown -Jason Tatum combo. They've been incredibly successful. The team itself has made five conference finals in the last seven years. They came super close to making the finals last year. I have now gone into the what if zone with that Celtics team where what if Tatum doesn't hurt his ankle on the first play? Do we beat Miami? They were close is the point. And when you're that close, you can't fuck around. This is not Bradley Beal resigning with Washington for 50 million a year when everybody knows you can't get past the eight seed with Bradley Beal. This is different. You're trying to win a title. You're trying to keep all your optionality open. The thing that's a little scary about it, nobody seems to totally know if he wants to be in Boston. This is something we've discussed on this pod. It's been floating out there. The fact that he wasn't happy about landing in the Kevin Durant trade rumors a couple years ago. And just in general, where the league is now, where as Woj called it, the transfer portal, where people get their contract first and then they decide what they want to do. And I think for the Celtics, they know they bought themselves a year with Jalen and they are still one of the favorites to win the title. And a lot of it's going to depend on health and Porzingis. You could also, I don't want to make the case, but you might be able to make the case that Brown had a fucked up hand last year. Cause he did. Cause he sliced his hand open. It was bleeding even during the Philly series. And maybe that was why his ball handling went sideways. Listen, you got to do the contract. It just breaks your brain. I remember a million years ago, Sports Illustrated and Inside Sports say every year they would have like a salary issue. And they would talk about these guys are making $1 million a year. And it seemed like so much money. And now where we're heading with the money, plus the NBA is the meteorites deal. The moment any of these guys becomes unhappy, what do you do? Because you're paying Jalen, let's say you're paying him 55 million a year. Plus he is the trade kicker, which the team has to pay. Right? So if he decides after a year, you know what? I'm tired of being the scapegoat. Everybody loves Jason. I'm like the middle brother of this team. I want my own team. I want to go to Houston or Atlanta. You got to trade me. What are the Celtics going to do? On top of who would want out, you don't have a lot of options and you turn into what the situation Portland's in with Deem. And then on top of it, it's so much money. It's impossible to get any sort of a fair trade for the guy. So they had to do it. And optionality the that comes out of it is frightening. I remember in the early 2000s, when the first time the contracts kind of went nuts and you would see that people get signing like six -year, $100 million deals, seven -year, $110 million deals. And the Celtics really, really stupidly traded for Vin Baker. One of the worst trades of the last 30 years for Boston Sports. A trade so bad, you knew it instantaneously. And I wrote a piece that you can probably find somewhere in the ESPN archives about it, where I compared it to the end of Thelma Louise when Harvey Keitel is running toward the cliff trying to stop the car from going off the cliff. That's how I thought about the Vin Baker trade when it happened. Then it happens and you just had this salary albatross. It's a salary cap league. And you're like, wow, we just threw away 20 % of our salary cap on this trade. There's going to be a couple of those that are just franchise killers. And whether that leads to them bringing back the amnesty clause, who knows? I wish, I've made this, I've had this idea before. I wish that they had a rule in there that if you drafted a guy, every year that he stays in the team, you get rewarded in some way from a salary cap luxury tax type thing, right? So Jaylen was 2016 draft, this would be his eighth year. Maybe like after the seventh year, because that's usually like the third contract. The guy stays in the team, maybe each year after that, he doesn't count for 2 % of the luxury tax, up to like 30%, something like that. The point is the Warriors should be rewarded for keeping Draymond and Klay and Curry from a tax standpoint, that they were that smart to draft those guys, keep those guys together. They should be incentivized, the players, to want to stay with them because there's some luxury tax stuff that the team gets. And the team should want to be incentivized to take care of those guys because it's also beneficial to them. I just wish they figured out some version of that rule. Anyway, Jaylen was always signing for $304 million. Talk to me in a year, I'll keep my fingers crossed. Next thing, I missed the running back pity party. This was crazy. The running backs all got together and they were really upset about how much money they made. And I don't know what to tell you. There's too many running backs and not enough running back spots. And I don't know if you're trying to build a responsible salary cap team in a collectively bargained era, why would you spend $30 million over two years on a running back unless the running back was awesome? Nobody even wants to spend more than $11 million on running back. So I knew that this was crazy when Damien Harris, who was on the Patriots, who I thought was really good. He's maybe not an elite running back, but a good running back, right? Somebody that if he had been on the Chiefs, he easily could have started for the Chiefs. And he signed with the Bills for like one year, 2 million. And when that happened, combined with Pacheco on the Chiefs' seventh round pick, they won the Super Bowl with him. It's just, this position's devalued. I work on this player, I've been actually working on it the last couple of weeks where I try to rank the players for blue chippers, red chippers, pink chippers, honorable mention, and have this whole point system. And so quarterbacks, Mahomes, who's the alpha of that position, he's worth 10 points. And you could even see this in the point spread. If Mahomes gets hurt, the Chiefs are 10 points, nine points, whatever, less than what they would be as a favorite. They'd switch to an underdog. And you go on down the line. Jalen Hurts, I had him as an eight. I had Joe Burrow as a nine. And you go on, you keep going down, and it's like, Geno Smith's probably a two. But then you look at some of the other positions and you have to value them the same way the salary cap values them and teams value them. Guards, they aren't worth that much. Running backs, sorry, they're not worth that much. My top running back was three points because ultimately running backs don't really matter that much. In the last like five, six years, I would say Derrick Henry was the only running back that you could definitively say, this guy almost won the Super Bowl. Like he was that good. Other than that, you know, it's plug and play, quarterbacks, it's receivers. It's much harder to find the number one receiver. Every team needs one. It's much more tangible if you don't have the number one receiver. And it's much easier to just kind of scrap together the running back position. And yet people went nuts about this. We ironically had this in the NBA with centers. You know, Vucevic, who's a really good offensive player, he signed for 60 million for three years, 20 million a year. And Jaylen Brown's going to make $52 million a year. Is Jaylen Brown two and a half times better than Vucevic? No, it's just, he plays a way more important position. You can only play one center at a time. You can patch together the center position. You could have like Isaiah Hartenstein for $8 million. You could, you know, get Robert Williams for 16. You don't need to spend what Phoenix did on Eaton where they're paying $8 and $30 million a year at center. And you don't really need to do that. You kind of feel obligated if you don't want to lose the asset. But I think the NBA is going to go this way eventually where unless it is Jokic or Embiid, the center or Bam Adebayo, it's a bonus. You could argue that was already an overpay. They gave him a huge extension. The Lakers just gave Anthony Davis $60 million a year as an extension. I would argue that's a little frightening. I feel like you could patch together the center position. What really matters in basketball is having the creator. And this was the argument five years ago with Luka versus Eaton for the number one pick. And I made this argument. It was like, go look at who wins the NBA title every year. It's always the people who have the creator. There's somebody who's on the perimeter of the ball in their hands. Even Jokic, who wins the title this year, he was a creator. He's not a typical center, right? He's basically their point guard on offense who could post up. So this happened in the NBA. Nobody went nuts. And this is happening in football. And is this where football is. If you want to make the most amount of money playing in the NFL, I don't know why you would be a running back. I would be a cornerback. I would be a wide receiver. I'd be an edge rusher. But if you're a running back, you know your shelf life's probably like five, six years. You know the money is not totally gonna be there. Now they're in this, like you have people like JK Dobbins, like, I might hold out. It's like, really? You didn't barely even play in the field. Barkley said he was gonna hold out. And then, you know, probably looked at it. And the money for Barkley is like 10, 11 million. That's unfortunately the market. So you can't fix this. They collectively bargained it. And until we get to the next CBA, I don't know how you fix it. I thought it was really weird. It felt like people had nothing to talk about. And it was like, ah, let's feel bad for running backs. All right, let's take a break. And then I'm gonna finish the rest of the six pack. All right, picking up on the six pack. We're gonna talk a little more football. I talked about the running back pity party. This is a different kind of party. The Jets optimism, which has just been stunning to me over the course of July. I have Jets fans in my life. These are people that usually have no hope and are very reminiscent of the pre -2004 Red Sox fans, just assuming the worst at all times. Why does God hate us? All that stuff. And now they have this crazy optimism based on the fact that they brought in Aaron Rodgers, who I did not think was very good last year, just throwing that out there. I wouldn't say he was bad, but for Rodgers, he was bad. I mean, we thought Rodgers was, he was the reigning MVP and we thought he was still one of the five or six most impactful players in the league. And I don't wanna read stats to you for the next six minutes, but deep balls, he was bad. Turnovers, he was bad. Leadership, he was bad. And the case for Rodgers coming back would be, well, he's gonna be rejuvenated. The Jets, New York City. This is his team. He got away from Green Bay. He's got Hackett back. I get it, but he's also at an age where we've really only seen Tom Brady succeed at a high, high level at the age that Rodgers is at. I was trying to figure it out. I have my QB ratings and I had, you know, the top tier is Mahomes and Burrow and Allen and Herbert and Hertz. Those have to be the top five. Then it drops off and it's Lamar Jackson and Lawrence. And then Rodgers, probably a hair underneath him with a chance to play himself up with those guys. But from what we saw last year, I'm not ready to put him there. So he's the 10th best quarterback in the league, probably. 10th or ninth best quarterback in the league, probably. Well, they have no offensive line. And I don't understand why people keep glossing over this where it's like, hey, Rodgers and Garrett Wilson, he's one of the best receivers in the league and Breece Hall's going to come back and the defense is really good. And it's like, yeah, the offensive line is terrible. Beckton and Dwayne Brown, sure tackles again. And then you have Robert Salah as the coach, who I cannot say I thought that Jets were crisply coached last year. Whatever he was doing with Zach Wilson was insane. No idea if that guy's even a decent coach. So I'm already worried about your offensive line, the age of your quarterback, and the competency of your coach. And that's before we get into the hard knocks curse, because for some reason they're doing hard knocks, the incredible Super Bowl hype already. And then we have the schedule, which is the AFC East has just got screwed by the schedules this year. The Jets, just for quarterbacks in 17 games, they got to play Josh Allen twice, they got to play Mahomes, Herbert, Hertz, Dak Prescott, and Deshaun Watson. And then they also have to play Miami twice. We'll see what we get out of two this year. And then a really good Pats defense. And then Denver, who knows, they might be rejuvenated. So Danny Dimes, they have to play him. It is a brutal schedule, so you have that. And then on top of everything else, you're the Jets. I was there with the Red Sox before 2004, and this is probably just as bad, where you just think the worst possible things can happen is all the time. You're not allowed to have optimism when you're Jets fans. You can be cautiously optimistic. There was an entire Curb Your Enthusiasm episode once, season 10, episode seven, about being a Jets fan. And it was called, I think, the ugly section. Nick Kroll was the maitre d'. And part of the episode was about, he would put these people in different sections of the restaurant, depending on how attractive they were. But there was this other plot, Larry's buddy who loved the Jets, kills himself. And Larry becomes convinced it was because of the Jets, that the Jets killed his friend. This was only a couple of years ago. So now they get Aaron Rodgers, and everything's good. And they're gonna win the Super Bowl. I don't see it, guys. I don't wanna step on my football stuff too much, but I'd be shocked. And Lombardi points out the defense that everybody's ready to compare to the 85 Bears. Lombardi said they had two turnovers over the last eight games last season. So that means something too. I am dubious, to say the least. If you're gonna tell me a tortured franchise actually turns it around this year, I want a tortured franchise that doesn't have expectations. Because the Lions are another one. Everybody's ready to put them in the Super Bowl or close. And the only case for them is just pretty explosive offense. They couldn't stop anybody last year. And the NFC is terrible. But that's another one where is that a fan base that should be super excited and have a ton of hype? The one that's kind of lurking that fits in this group is the Browns. Because the Browns are actually super talented. They're in a winnable division. Burroughs already hurt. And I think they're four to one to win the AFC North on FanDuel, something like that. Their over -under is, I think it climbed up.
A highlight from Trump pleads not guilty at arraignment for 2020 election indictment
"Welcome to today's podcast, sponsored by Hillsdale College, all things Hillsdale, hillsdale .edu. I encourage you to take advantage of the many free online courses there. And of course, listen to the Hillsdale dialogues, all of them at hughforhillsdale .com or just Google Apple, iTunes, and Hillsdale. Morning Glory America, I am Hugh Hugh, but I'm not there today. I am off for the next few days flying with grandkids. And so I just want you to know before they go away, and I'm not counting down the hours that they leave, and I'm really sad that they're going to be leaving. Really, I am sad. I love them to death, and they got to go to the other side of the world, and it would be a while till I see them. So I'm taking a couple of days with them. I did pre -record Dr. Larry Oren on the Trump indictment yesterday, so we do have him standing by coming up in hour three. But for the first two hours, General Isham, I thank you, Dwayne, for taking on over the load today. Take it away. Thank you. Thank you, Hugh Hewitt, Dwayne Patterson, in for Hugh today. And on Monday, we've got lots of news. It's just another summer day of politics in the Beltway. Nothing out of the ordinary, just a four -count indictment and arraignment of a former president, growing corruption involving Joe Biden and his son Hunter, and the fact that the Devin Archer testimony from this week was released showing that Joe Biden has been lying to you every day of his life about his involvement and culpability in the Hunter -Biden affair. There's all sorts of stuff breaking today. We will have that for you as the program progresses. As Hugh said, in hour three, Dr. Larry Oren will be joining Hugh for the Hillsdale Dialogue. And if you remember back to 2015 and 2016, Dr. Oren was one of the first people to say something is afoot here, and kind of put his finger on the pulse of a change of attitude when it came to the candidacy of Donald Trump and knew that the American people were ready for a change. And they kind of addressed that because at least half the country is just not happy with how things are going right now. They don't have trust in the federal agencies. They don't like the way the DOJ is selectively prosecuting. There is something afoot going on. And so a lot of that is discussed in hour three. I will be joined today by Sarah Bedford of the Washington Examiner to see how the Hill is reacting to both fronts, both the growing corruption scandals surrounding Hunter Biden and Joe Biden, plus congressional reaction to the arraignment of Donald Trump yesterday. Let's get right to it. Donald Trump was kind of bookend of the day, a little bit doing media. He was on the Simon Conway radio show yesterday morning before going to D .C. and had this to say, cut number one, Harley. I think it's a very dangerous thing to even talk about because we do have a tremendously passionate group of voters. And I mean, maybe, you know, maybe 100, 150. I've never seen anything like it. Much more passion than they had in 2020 and much more passion than they had in 2016.
Supervisor in Tyre Nichols' death retired before firing
"The Memphis police supervisor on scene when Tyree Nichols was beaten to death by officers retired with benefits the day before a hearing to fire him. Lieutenant Dwayne Smith was i-d-ed as the officer that officials said earlier this month retired before his termination hearing. The attorney for Tyree Nichols family Ben crump is calling on Memphis police and officials to hold lieutenant Smith fully accountable. We want to see the same justice crump was that reverend Al sharpton's national action network House of justice along with Nichols mother of wells, who still trying to come to terms with her son's death. I just feel like my son he had to be sacrificed to put a greater good. 7 Memphis officers were fired after Nichols died following a traffic stop on January 7th, 5 of them charged with second degree murder, Smith is not charged. Julie Walker, New York
The Israel Uprising
"Okay, so we've got about 5 minutes here. I'm going to clear the runway and let you go because there is lots of news on what's going on in Israel. And there really is only one story that I can see in Israel right now. And that is the growing backlash in the civil unrest and it is spreading to perhaps the military as well over what the Knesset in the Netanyahu government is trying to do with judicial reform. Can you kind of spell it out for the American audience, Michael? Well, you put it pretty succinctly, Dwayne. It's just facing perhaps its greatest crisis. Outside of wars and terror, this is the greatest civil crisis we've ever faced. The government, moving fast and legislation that we're completely overall our judicial system, create a situation where the government will appoint all the judges in the Supreme Court, not unlike in the United States, but unlike the United States, the Supreme Court will not have a right of judicial review, the right to overturn a piece of legislation by the Knesset. Now, in Israel, we only have two branches of government as opposed to the three in the United States. One of the judiciary, if you sort of, if you hamstring the judiciary, then you really have no checks on government. And that's what is really going out to protest today. Not tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands right now blocking our major artery. The I alone freeway in Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv is effectively shut down today because of this. People just didn't bother going to work.
GOP election tactics no surprise to Wisconsin's Black voters
"Recent revelations about Republican election strategies targeting minority communities in Wisconsin's biggest city come as no surprise to many black voters for years voting rights advocates accused Wisconsin Republicans of pushing policies to suppress low income and voters of color, a Wisconsin election commissioner bragged about low turnout in predominantly black and Latino neighborhoods during last year's elections. Then an audio recording surfaced showing Andrew Iverson head of the Trump campaign in Wisconsin, laughing behind closed doors about efforts to reach black voters in 2020. Comes is going to continue to fan the flame. And get the word out about Democrats trying to steal this election. Many people who voted this past week in the state's primaries like Dwayne walls said they had long felt targeted by Republicans. They know the effect of voter ID. They know the effect of all these things that they say are for security, but it's not. The difference now is the public display of strategies that at best ignore the priorities of black voters and at worst, actively look to keep them from voting. I'm Julie Walker.
"dwayne" Discussed on Live Talk with Dwayne Moore
"This is live talk with Dwayne Moore. We're talking worship on a global scale. Hey everyone, Dwayne Moore here with live talk and this is the final week of us being on the road. It's been a long, but wonderful journey. In four countries, here in Africa. I'm sitting in my hotel room in Nairobi, Kenya, right now, preparing to fly out in just a few hours. I'll be heading out to first Qatar and then from there, I fly to Dallas and then from there, fly to my home in Alabama. So would you pray for us? It's going to be a long journey. Our U.S. team has already gone other team members from Ethiopia and other places are home now, I think the U.S. team will be home any time now from this recording. I'm recording this just a few hours before you are watching it. So by the time you watch this, I'll be in the air somewhere, lord willing, and I'll be flying home. And I can't wait to get home. I miss my wife and with my sons, I miss my bed. I miss the comfort of home. I'd be honest, and I really do, but traveled down four countries, I need to add all of it up, but it's just so much, but I am sure we've been in at least 20 to cities, slept in about that many beds. Not always been very comfortable to be honest with you. We had cold water, we've had no water, and one or two places. Yeah, but such is the life of missions, I guess. It's not always comfortable. It's not always easy, but the fruit has been fun nominal. Just the many lives that have been encouraged, the people who have committed their lives completed a Christ, the people that we have seen that have been saved as a result of this mission trip.
"dwayne" Discussed on Live Talk with Dwayne Moore
"Com. Small letters no space. Okay, and we'll put that on the screen. Our producer will put that on the screen and if you want to reach out to us to share how can somebody support maybe use numbers or we have a Raven I know I've already talked to Raymond. He's got it going on. He does your social media. There's a lot of things, yeah. So we've got banks, bank accounts, stuff like that. Okay. Yeah, personally, it brings for me, I just want to finish well, you know, you know how weak we are. But God makes us look so strong. But, you know, I just made God to help me like things were like, I don't want to get off contract, you know? I'm with you, brother. That's it. I pray that every day, oh lord, just buy your grace. I know. Yeah, yeah. That's my prayer. I know how with you. As a woman, but I will help you. I just want to finish well. And I know God can do it. You watch guys like Beatty Graham on it like that. Yeah, I'm sorry. I'm sorry, this guy had his issues. I'm sure he had these issues, but he gave him the grace and yeah. I mean, well, you started out by, I think the very first thing you answered was reverse. I've been meditating on this week in our staff has been meditating on this week, and that's John 15 5. You know, he's the vine where the branch and if we're plugged into him, wow, it's awesome, but without him, we can do nothing. And that's so strong, so strong. I got an opportunity to lead a prayer about doing trigger. Uganda was launching something and the president was there and the vice president was there and all the ambassadors, you know, the government was there and had related three minute prayer. Don't put me here if you want to understand me here. I'm giving a speech of fear. No, he's not, that's right. Doing that for the first time. No money is our big price test doing that. You know, and you're like, yeah, you guys do it. Well, lord, you know, the lords elevating your opportunities, but you got such a humility about you that he can trust you. I love that, man. I just love to hear that. Well, hey man, let me pray as the lord just kind of leads me to pray here. Father, thank you so much for pastor Wilson for foramen. Thank you God for Eric and others that we've been able to meet there at the worship house. I just am learning more and more and loving everything I'm learning about this wonderful congregation of people that continues to grow and I loved how you put it there are a lot of us that I probably have been guilty of. A lack of commitment at times too, but there's certainly those around us that seem to be dating you more than willing to marry you. And what an analogy and so father help us to whoever's watching right now. Maybe they're just tuning in watching about television, maybe they don't even know yours or savior. They don't know who you are. Lord May they understand that you died on the cross. You shed blood and so our sins could be forgiven. We don't have to die. The Old Testament says the soul that sends must die, but you came and took the place of those of us who have send and all of us have seen all have fallen short of your glory. So you came and took our place, so we could have live hallelujah. Thank you for that. It helped us God because of the great commitment of always going all the way to the cross for us. You made for us. Lord, at least we can do is live for you. Help us lord wherever we are in this world, watching right now, just to decide, lord, I surrender my life to you. I believe you down on the cross, I believe you came back to life. I believe you love me, and I surrender my life to you. You gotta pray that. Whoever's watching it, maybe they've already trusted you in the past as savior, but maybe they've forgotten, maybe they've gotten away from it. Maybe they don't, they fail to realize the importance of deciding to block in a local church with a pastor that loves them that has a vision for their community that they can go and work alongside and help truly build something for the glory of God. God, if they're just kind of wandering around jumping from a church to church, I probably got it right now. You put it on their heart and mind to lock in and decide they're going to stay the course to really be a help to the pastor. And got our pray for bastard Wilson. I pray God that you continue to elevate his position, not that he wants it personally, but God it's a way to demonstrate to that world around him there. The love of Jesus. And God may people that are watching this broadcast learn from him in the shared us today with this blessed God, others that we have been able to meet and get to know leaders in Uganda. God, your hand is in the pearl of Africa. It's clear your favors there. And God continue to raise up men and women like this. And God, thank you for the next worship being able to have a just to come along and just get to meet them. If nothing else, but hopefully also to work with them. Help the department with them to encourage and that's what we pray for. We love you, lord, we want to worship you in spirit and truth and we thank you God. And by the way, I want to go ahead and say too, and this is a very important prayer, and I'm going to put it out there. God, I'm sure he didn't mention it, but I'm sure they got financial needs. And they're trying to move forward with this building. They built and I know they got needs. And so he knows that to bring them to you and I'm bringing them to you, but I'm just doing it publicly. I'm just saying in front of everybody, God, if we feel that probably we would also support these guys financially and prayerfully. And we love you, we pray this in your name, amen. Hey, man. Thank you for the time, brother. I know, my fault for scheduling us a little bit later than you had had its own your schedule. And you were so flexible, so gracious today for this interview. This will air. And it'll be going to many places that will get encouraged by a lot of people are going to get encouraged by your testimony today. So thank you. Thanks for listening to live talk with Dwayne Moore. Live talk is presented by next level worship international. To learn more about our global community and find great devotionals and other resources on lifestyle worship, visit next level worship dot com.
"dwayne" Discussed on Live Talk with Dwayne Moore
"This is live talk with Dwayne Moore. We're talking worship on a global scale. Hey everybody, welcome to live talk. I'm Dwayne Moore and I am standing in Harare, Zimbabwe, and we are on a 5 week four country tour and this marks the halfway point, which I'm glad about of had incredible experiences, amazing time with some wonderful leaders and pastors and worship leaders and people in these different countries, but I'm missing my family. And so about two more weeks. And we'll get to fly back home. But today we go from here to another large city in Zimbabwe called bull of wao, which is about 5 hour drive. So pray for us is we're going from city to city doing conferences and teaching people about true worship of the awesome God that we serve. And today we have an interesting different kind of show for you. I was in Germany in May. And had the opportunity to spend a week there going from church to church, meeting some wonderful people there, like I'm doing here. And I was able to speak in a church there. I can't even pronounce the name of it to be honest. It's in German, and I don't do well with that. But I want to share this message with you. It's on a new book that I've written called he they. So that's the topic today. But you're going to hear me speak in English, of course. And then you're going to hear a translator speak in German. And so that's what we have ahead for you today, but would you pray for us as we're on this training tour, we just pray that God would continue to be a stamina and give us an open doors to build those relationships. He wants us to build and make those connections. He wants us to make. And encourage people that need it, wherever we are. Wherever we go, even just sharing our faith and place to place is a very important part of this tour. In fact, just a couple of nights ago, I was in Kimberly, South Africa. And it's right in the middle of South Africa. And this little 7 year old girl gave her heart to Jesus. And during a concert that we did. And we don't do concerts normally, but we're available to do concerts and mostly we teach, but in whatever context we're in or just walking down the street talking to people, we always want to be aware of people around us that don't know the word. And so if you don't know him today, we pray that you'll hear this message here, the live talk show today. But more importantly, know the one we're talking about is the one that loves you very much. His name is Jesus Christ, and he died for you. He gave his life for you. And so we pray that you would know him as your savior too. And if you do, then please pray for us, as we go and share with others, the good news of Christ. So I'll be back with you next week. Until then, enjoy this message all the way
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"A blessing to our ministry. We're so glad that you're part of our team. Why don't you give us a final thought, maybe everybody's watching out there. And then pray for us as we close this down to. Well, I guess I would just have to, again, just encourage anybody, I guess from the sponsor side is considering maybe becoming a sponge. We're doing something like this. Maybe not through this program, but just in general. It's been so rewarding for me just to be able to see the growth as you can place to be really challenged by malachi and his willingness to dive in to God's word and study what that means and what it looks like. So it's a sacrifice, but it's also just a very rewarding experience. So it's also biblical. As I talked about, because he does build us up to equip others and pour into them. So I would as encourage you to be involved on one side or the other. So yeah, it looks pretty together as we close then. Loretta, thank you for this time that we've had just to really hear about these stories. That malachi and Valentine have had gone through this sponsorship. A program and we thank you for Linda and just the time that she's given to be a sponsor as well. And thank you for just the growth that's taken place. And thank you for doing this ministry of next level worship. To put organize this and get this all in place. And we pray for his trip that's coming up that you would just bring more people to come to these intensive schools that you can raise up more leaders to serve in churches around the world that would glorify you and that can become leaders and trainers. Lord and we just give you praise for how you're at work. Let me pray these things in Jesus name. Amen. Hey man, thank you, Barry. And thank you, Linda. And Valentine and malachi. Thank you, Sue. Thank you. And thank you guys for watching today. We're going to wrap up live talk for this week. Right here. But we do hope to see you back next week. Well, more technically, you hear and see us next week.
"dwayne" Discussed on Live Talk with Dwayne Moore
"View of things has to be basically based on the Bible says what does it show us? What does it tell us? So those are the things which yeah. I mean, did you did you used to think like that? Our account is curious. Really, what does the Bible say about this or was it more just, you know, do I like that song? You know, I mean, a lot of musicians are, I like that song. And they don't really think about what the Bible says. Do you feel like you're more attuned to the to the importance of the Bible in this? Now that you've gone through this experience? Yay, yeah. That is something which we tried so much because like, for example, when we look on this, this is about the using our tools properly or wavelengths that means find that people say we want this style of music that, you know, we don't want this style of music, we understand ourselves, when you want to know, come to an argument, some of them, what does this good specified about the style of music? You know, that's good say that we should use this kind of music. So we had to have a conversation and explaining ourselves that it's not about those things. People should not basically look into those things because I think when you look onto those things, I think you end up having what we call spiritual arrogance, something like something I'm stubborn. So we tried to take them away from those mindsets, you know? And showed them the way we were. It is not about that one, because even got himself in the Bible did not set it about it. So it should not be a very big deal anymore. That is an example of it. Well, hey man, one of the reasons I'm drilling into that a little bit is one of the goals our ministry is to bring people back to the Bible. And I've actually read. I won't say the name of the books. I know of one book in particular that I got so upset reading this book on worship. It was a book on modern worship. And the gal was basically dogging a lot of things about modern worship. And some of which, you know, I thought he had some points that he was making, but he never backed any of them up with scripture. The whole book.
"dwayne" Discussed on Live Talk with Dwayne Moore
"Well, I would just say that, you know, going into this program, I didn't quite know what to expect. I mean, I had an idea of what it was going to be like, but I really didn't know what the culture was likely what the differences were going to be. But one thing that we both realized at think malachi going through this was that people are people no matter what country you're in. We deal with the same issues, the same problems, the same concerns, the same praises. Even though the culture is a little bit different in some ways at the heart of it, God has created us. And we are, we have the same things that we go through. So it was just so encouraging to hear malachi's concerns and struggles that he's going through, and then just be able to really relate to that. And to kind of bring some things that we've gone through in the same situations. I never wanted it to be something like I came in, you know, I've been all the answers, or this is how it should be. I didn't want to go that direction at all. We're learning about malachi's church and his culture and just seeing what we can apply. And God, this really blessed that time together just in that going through these discussions about worship. Showing us that, you know, that the team that he has, and that he's building crowds really going to bless that. And I can just see in malachi, just that God's hand already and just bringing them up from one place to another and how he's blessing him and giving him this hunger to worship. And so that is the blessed me through that. And just with the reminder that people are people and we all have the same concern, it's not this big golf between us, we can relate to one another very easily. That's so good. Yeah.
"dwayne" Discussed on Live Talk with Dwayne Moore
"He builds us up so we can pour it out and share with others. Yes, what Barry's saying is what we see too is that God uses resources, different ways to bring people in, but wherever you are in ministry, if she's a local church, listen, you don't have to have a bunch of books you wrote. Ain't about that. You got the Bible. That's enough. You know, use the resource you got, use the talent, the ability that you've been given and don't rely only on that. For a lot of these wonderful people, guys brought around you and just pay attention how spiritualized that God can give by you just being on your knees and asking. And be sensitive to the people that, you know, that you sense are hungry. So really want to grow. And then take one maybe two or three of those people and just give a little extra attention. A little more challenge. Put a little push to them. The sponsorship program is not easy. I mean, you got to get up and you got to be ready every week to do this, right, guys. It's not always easy. You got to be prepared because, you know, someone's going to check you another in, hey, how's the reading going? Well, I didn't do too well this week. Okay. But at least you got somebody checking you and there's a little bit of accountability. Because you guys malachi or Valentine ever ever have a week like this, like, oh, Linda's going to ask me if I read and I haven't read or malakai, maybe, you know, well gee, I really am busy. I don't have time to meet this week, but I'll do it anyway. Did y'all ever have moments like that? Okay. Okay. We used to we used to plan with pasta berry and agree that if we are we have said not that it used to be fixed as such because sometimes you know people may be caught somewhere,
"dwayne" Discussed on Live Talk with Dwayne Moore
"I worship stars from you today. It can be upset. But to the gut and then I'll turn labor. I understand this. So I want to thank next level worship training to be invited to this training because you need to be in our country. The skill we have in worship is for sure. We upgrade our skills, tool, the whole Christ, to see Christ, then to worship God, evenly songs. You're listening to live talk with Dwayne Moore. International conversations on worship. Hey
"dwayne" Discussed on Live Talk with Dwayne Moore
"Through what one has went through the week or what one is going through at that time. So we tried not to make it more more fixed on just learning to get to know each other first. And then from there, we would then get into some of the lessons we did. On pure praise, but I think the best experience has been getting to know each other. Now I'm sorry to interrupt, but have you met Valentine in person yet? Did you know her before the start? Not even. But even I was actually a bit worried at the beginning of the training, how this was going to go. But the minute we connected, it was like, we became one. We were inseparable people and we loved each other deeply. Despite the fact that even age difference, there's a big age difference between her. I'm almost like a mom, the age of her mom, but we connected so personally and it's been very beautiful. Valentine, well, from your point of view, I mean, were you glad that she wanted to get to know you as a person, not just as a somebody in church that led, was that a surprise to you, that that was a part of the sponsorship experience? I mean, you know, what did you expect it to be? And was it better than you expected? I'm just curious. Yeah, at first I had no text expected for us to have quite a connection and for her quite warm to me she was so warm and I remember sharing with my sister and I shared with her before that I'm supposed to have a sponsor but she had not yet contacted me. So I was quite worried about how it's going to be, but it was above my expectation because what I experienced was something so warm I felt like I had we've met before it's like we've known each other for years and yeah, that was quite something to me. Okay, did you guys and anybody can answer this to jump in an answer? I mean, did you kind of say, okay, these are some things we can work on together. These are Linda, you had said that she was needed to kind of come out in some areas, you know, I figured out how you worded that, but basically being more open and not so closed. Was that a goal? Did you state that? And say, hey, let's work on that, or did that just kind of happen? The reason I'm asking this is because we may have some other ministers watching and pastors and just family members that would like to do something similar with their own leader or their own families, to help them grow. Maybe they've got someone that they want to help come out of their shell a little bit. I mean, was that intentional from the beginning or how did that happen? Anybody can jump in about it. I just am curious, did you set goals for yourselves throughout the 6 month time or did you just kind of get together and see what happened?
"dwayne" Discussed on Live Talk with Dwayne Moore
"School, I didn't have the luxury of just coming in late, you know, laying down in the back of the room. I had to send a desk. I had to get my pencil, you know, and I had to take notes and I had to listen now. And that's never going to change. It doesn't matter how much technology you've got. It doesn't matter how cool you think you are. You're still learning the same way you listen. And you show up and listen. What I see from everyone talking right now is that's what you did. You got together, you were diligent about it, and look what got us done. This exciting. So we were just in that amen. So here's a question coming to my mind. Linda said that you guys met every game in twice a week sometimes. Barry why don't y'all do? I mean, describing meeting. Because I'm thinking, are DR you literally physically getting together? I mean, if I'm never heard of this before, I'm trying to understand, you're not even on the same continent together. So how do you make this work? Well, no, we didn't get to have never met malachi in person. I left it meant to have someday. But our meetings were over Zoom, just like similar to this. We got together once a week on actually this time Wednesdays right around this time and we just met for about an hour, hour and a half and just spent some time just kind of catching up with him to get into him and his family and his ministry and his church and some of the prayer requests we spent time praying together and then just jumped into this book and just kind of went through a whole week at a time. There was 5 days 5 lessons in each week so we just kind of went through each day and what stood out to you about this day and then talking about the things that are really important about that that day in particular and kind of went through the week together and through that process really got to know malachi his heart for the lord willingness to serve and to be used by him and just to see how he's already grown so much from his previous church to this church and just to be encouraged by the trajectory that God's got him on for raising him up as a leader. Well, Linda, yep, I can't remember it may have been Valentine. One of you said something about not only did you talk about the book and you talk about the leadership, but you also talked about some personal things. I'm not asking you to share with those are that you talked about it. This personal for a reason will leave it personal, but what I'm curious about is was that intentional and just kind of happened. Like, hey, while we're talking, you know, or did you just kind of stay with a book and then occasionally, it became personal. I'm really trying to get inside that conversation. Where the times you just said, okay, we've talked about the book. Now, let's talk, just check up on how you're doing in other ways. Did that ever happen? Linda, what about you? For us, I think the first part of our meeting times, it was more like getting to know each other better.
"dwayne" Discussed on Live Talk with Dwayne Moore
"And so I think malakai agreed to go through that and it's been so good to go through that. It's our conversations have just been so rich and using the book as a springboard really. We've talked about a lot of topics that come up from that. A lot of our conversations have had to do with the similarities between our worship teams and then the differences and kind of working through some of those understanding each other's teams and then just challenging to go deeper into what God says about worship. So it's been so rewarding. Well, well, that was what we prayed and hoped would happen when we first envisioned this idea. I guess about 6 years ago now. And so hearing you guys talk about it, I have to tell you, it's very encouraging to me. Because our goal is to encourage each other. I mean, goodness. In this world, what the struggles not only in the world itself is being in this, you know, in a world that does not honor Jesus and honor what we believe. But also ministry, even among Christians that don't always act a whole lot like Christians to be honest. I'm not so sure that's the way Jesus really went for a stack. We need each other to encourage each other because ministry can be difficult, can it? It can be hard. And so I'm hoping that as we go forward that more and more people could become encouraged and strengthened in their own leadership and their ministries. Linda, what about you? What was your take on this? And then we want to hear from Valentine, is that you guys tell us about your experience with a sponsorship. Well, my experience with Valentine has been awesome. If I could find a word to describe that, at the beginning of our meetings, we met twice in a week, would meet every Tuesday and every Thursday. It was something that we would look forward to. We were quite excited about that. Because we were getting to know more of each other. And we were also getting to learn the pure praise book. We were going through the pure praise book.
"dwayne" Discussed on Live Talk with Dwayne Moore
"We've managed to cover until we get 7. Of these pure praise book, yeah. And I really thank God for this sponsorship program because it has been a late detail in so many areas. So many aspects whereby I had different perspectives as part of me as a leader in my team. I did also nourish me also it helped me doing my fiber studies because I found that in this pure praise whereby if I go through a certain topic, we find that those Bible verses which are referred to each. So it enabled me also to perform and conduct my studies as well. So as to dig deep and understand good more in a deeper level because it is not just a book or I can say it's something which is a book whereby when you read oh and I read I find it moves me. And also it helps me to understand so many things here because every topic has its own its own what you can say agendas whereby according to me, maybe I used to understand things differently I used to see things differently maybe but here I find it that as we went through the book share with possibility I get to understand more about what God says as a leader and also to my team so that they can also we can also be on the same page not like this person is doing his or her own things and all he has is only because there are so many doctrines there are so many there's so many water can say knowledge of men whereby and so many sorts of information whereby if we don't get such a thing like this books
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"Valentine. From Mombasa, Kenya, as I have said. I am a worship leader at nearly baptist church. And I'm so grateful for the opportunity that I got to have gotten us out. That's lean that. And it's been a really wonderful experience. And I'm great. Yeah. Awesome. Well, we want to hear about your experience as well and let me just say that I love Neil baptist church. Have been there several times, speaking. We've done conferences there. John wanji is the worship pastor there and he's a dear friend. He's been our director for a while now there in Kenya, directing our ministry next of worship. And in fact, he'll be directing our intensive school Valentine. I don't know if you know that. But last year, he'll be our director for that intensive school in August in Kenya. And Mombasa is on the coast. So it can get pretty warm there, right? You get pretty humid and warm there in Mombasa. I remember it's quite a bit warmer even than Nairobi. It was I recall. Yeah. That's true. That's quite true. The right now. It's a bit cold. Oh, yeah. Well, okay, if you're watching an America, United States or in Mexico, it's going to be flipped for us. Because this is summer, it's hot. But for them, and the continent of Africa, not every part of gas, not sure how it works. It's cold. It's in the cool season. It's opposite. But I was going to say that when we flew into Nairobi in May, is that one we were there last year. Go so much. I get confused. Yes, may. I flew in Nairobi and it was comfortable and then we flew over to Mombasa and it was hot and human. It seemed to us quite a bit warmer. I remember that. And so.
"dwayne" Discussed on Live Talk with Dwayne Moore
"This is live talk with Dwayne Moore. We're talking worship on a global scale. Hey everybody, welcome to live talk. I'm Dwayne Moore. I'm so excited that you're with us. For today's episode, this interview I'm about to show you is was previously recorded about our sponsorship program. So we're going to interview some of the people that have been a part of the sponsorship program during this year of 2022. So you're going to love what they have to share. I promise you, it's going to be an incredible. So stay tuned for that. But also, would you pray for us as we prepare within actually less than two weeks from now, we will be flying to Africa to do four country tour. Where we will be training hundreds of pastors and worship leaders and church leaders will be going into villages teaching children about Jesus about the gospel in about worship true worship. That's why we do it next step of worship. We teach people how worship is something they don't just do at church, is more than music, it's more than the clapping and the singing in the shouting. It's what we do in our daily lives. And that is important. And that's what we teach. And we're going to be going to Africa to teach that. Would you pray for us? And perhaps you would fill it to give a support us. We're still a few $1000 away from our gold, what we need to pay for this very expensive trip will be housing, church leaders will be feeding them all week long. We'll be sharing materials with them and knowledge and experience and all the things they're going to get. And they're getting it for very small amount of money. Our ministry picks up about 90% of the cost. And so, you know, I'm not complaining, I'm not trying to make you feel guilty. But if you feel led to give, oh, we would appreciate it. You can go to next level worship dot com slash donate. And sincerely pray for us, would you do that because the enemy hates worship and therefore, enemy hates us, because we teach people about worship. Does not mean that we have it all figured out doesn't mean we understand everything. You know, we'll spend an entire lifetime and beyond learning how to work our God better because he's so worthy of it. And he's got. And we'll never figure him out, therefore. We'll never figure out worship. Not completely. But we can teach what we know and we can share what God's word says about it. So pray for us that next level worship profile team that's coming from different countries all converging in Africa for this training, powerful time. Well, as promised, here's the interview with some people that have become dear Friends of ours through the sponsorship program. These are people deeply involved with next level worship. Right after this, we'll be back with the interview with a sponsorship program. Live talk with Dwayne Moore. Biblical, worship, perspective. Hey,
"dwayne" Discussed on Live Talk with Dwayne Moore
"God, we bow our heads in prayer. Because we recognize your sovereignty, your God who knew us before we were meeted and formed in our mother's womb. And you're the God who ordained the Days of Our Lives before the first day came into existence. You even say in your what? That you are the God who is able to count the hair on every head. Of every human being in the entire universe. To say to us, you know, every man, every woman, young and old, whatever tribe, whatever color, whatever it is. And so God we bow. To you. Our prayer today fasted foremost. It's for those who are hearing our voices. And have not yet come to know you as their personal God, through your son, Jesus Christ. Then we ask that God, you will reveal your love to them. Yes. And you will bring a conviction of how desperate they are without you. This record. And that by your spirit, you will lead them to the fountain of life with Jesus Christ. That in belief in Jesus Christ, their sins may be forgiven, their names be written in the book of life and become new creatures. Yes, in him, father, speak to your people. We also want to take this time to speak up lesson. Upon goes away here in Iceland, there are plasters, pastas, senior pastors, or ministry, pastas, to commit them to you. To pray that in this last days, that God you will feel them with the spirit of God. The spirit who knows the mind of God. That he may lead them to walk in the perfect will of the father. He is in what they do when they do how they do it and to whom they do it. Because your spirit leads them. He will live them not only in this aspect, but also in the power that comes from on high. That their lives, their ministry, will have impact to touch the lives and to draw men and women too. We ask that you will surround the body of Christ all over the world, and that will find encouragement and there is still a voice that is calling us to you. And then we will not give up waiting upon the lord. For they that wait upon the lord. Amen. Thank you for this ministry that has allowed me this opportunity at the leadership of brother Dwayne, we ask that India, you will continue to hide them under the mighty wings of God. You will also continue to provide for them that they will continue the assignment that is there as we thank you again for who you are and for what you're doing for we pray the name of the father and the son and the Holy Spirit. A man. Hey man, well, thank you again, passed Elijah. Thank you, Donald. And thank you for watching. Thanks for listening to live talk with Dwayne Moore. Live talk is presented by next level worship international. To learn more about our global community and find great devotionals and other resources on lifestyle worship, visit next level worship dot com..
"dwayne" Discussed on Live Talk with Dwayne Moore
"This is live top with Dwayne Moore. We're talking worship on a global scale. Hey everyone, welcome to live talk. I'm doing more and we have a one of my dear Friends today with us as our guest that I will be interviewing his name is Charles billingsley. He is a phenomenal vocalist. But as hard as bigger than his voice, I mean, this guy gets it when it comes to ministry. He gets it when it comes to leadership. And he's going to be sharing some things that he's learned over the years with us and it's a great interview. You'll enjoy that today. Thank you for joining us wherever you are watching around different parts of the globe today. We appreciate you tuning in. I woke up this morning just thinking that this is a day, the lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it. Now that's a choice we make to rejoice, right? So let's make that choice today and hang with us for the next about an hour and enjoy just a good conversation with a quality guy that that will encourage you today. So we'll be right back with Charles village Lee. Thanks. Live talk with Dwayne Moore. Biblical, worship, perspective. Hey.
"dwayne" Discussed on Live Talk with Dwayne Moore
"Upon Jesus, these things are really important for us to help us have hearts that are ready for this grand celebration. Just ready to burst forth in praise that Jesus has risen from the grave. Christ is risen, he is risen indeed. Thank you, Stephen. That was incredible. And it's something that we need to be reminded of often. The sacrifice that you just went through in holy week. I loved how you stepped through that. With us all the way through to the end. And so here's a question. How do we respond to that now? I mean, we've heard it. I mean, do we go into our church services on Sunday, you know, should we be contemplative, quiet? Should be exalting and out loud and singing loud. I mean, really, we're blown away by what you've shared. How do we respond to that? Yeah. So one way that I like to look at it is I mentioned the season of lamps and a lot of people think, oh, that's so foreboding, it's so serious and somber. And yes, there are parts of that because we are reflecting upon death, right? We are remembering that scripture tells us that from dust you came into dust you will return. That we all will die one day. But that's not where our story ends. Our story ends with resurrection with new life with eternal life in Jesus Christ. And that's something to celebrate. It would be as if we were, you know, Dwayne, you and I say we were together and we decided after we have our meeting, we wanted to go to lunch. And so we walk outside and we're going to cross the street because there's a place to eat, you know, across the street. But there's a semi truck, just barreling down this highway. And it's lost its breaks and you don't see it coming, but I see it coming. And I push you out of the way. And the truck hits me and I die. You're going to have some feelings about that. Some pretty strong feelings. You're going to struggle, I think, with some of those feelings. Of, you know, why did he die and not me? You know, you're going to mourn, you're going to grieve, and if you were then to go back to your house and decide that I'm just so heartbroken over the situation that I'm never going to come outside again. I'm just going to stay in my house for the rest of my life. I'm not going to do anything. I'm not going to work. I'm not going to bless people through my ministry. You know, any of that. I would say that maybe. You should have been the one hit by the truck event and not me. Because essentially now two people have died. Yeah, that's a really good deal. Right? I mean, you're shriveling up in your house. Yeah. Not living to your fullest. And that would be a really sad situation, but I think what would be more beneficial and a blessing in this world is if, sure, you grieve, you mourn, but we don't mourn with people without people without hope. Oh, man. And you say, wow, I have a renewed vision, passion, view of what life is. And I'm going to go out and live my life to the fullest, as full as I can, serving God, loving God, and loving people. I want to make my life worthy of Stephen giving up his life for me. Wow. I want to live in a way to where it would make him proud, essentially, right? Well, we all are living in that same exact situation. That's true. Jesus Christ saw a truck barreling toward us that trucks called sin and he pushed us out of the way and he bore the weight of that sin. And he died for us to give us life, and he's saying, get out. Go. Don't lock yourself in your room. Don't lock yourself in your own mind and in your own body, but go out, serve the lord your God. Love him. Worship him and love others. Go out and live life. And so I think that's the way we approach an Easter Sunday morning. When we come together, we're like, man, we just remembered through a whole season of lent and do a whole holy week that God loves us so much that he would give his life for us. And now I need to live my life as if it's worthy of someone dying for it. Man, that just gets me excited to praise God. That's a great analysis. Oh man. Well, we do have a lot of Christians that watch from week to week. We have some leaders of worship. Some are preparing for Sunday and they're trying to, you know, they probably done all the big practice their songs. I mean, they've got their order. If not two days out, we're probably struggling at this point. Surely by now we know the songs are singing and maybe the pastor's prepared. There's been a couple times when I wasn't so prepared, but anyway, hopefully they'll be ready. So here's what I know typically on the time of each year we come to good Friday. I'm working on myself. I'm just getting myself ready, 'cause I've got all the, you know, pretty much all the technical logistical things in order, and I know where the lights are going to go. And I know what people are going to stand and I know what they're going to sing. But how does one leading others, whether it be the main leader, whether it be somebody in the choir, whether it be somebody in the sound booth, how do we personally prepare ourselves for this phenomenal experience where we're going to encourage others to experience it too. I mean, I know you've shared a lot, but I bet you got something really specific for us leaders in the room. Yeah, what I would say is spend time with the lord. Especially over these next couple of days,.
Is Covid Testing Unnecessary at This Point?
"Now, some people, I guess many people judge him by my text messages on the MyPillow text line, are anti chest. You don't want to get well, you just want everybody to get it. Well, the FDA commissioner said the other day, everybody is going to get it. So maybe you're right, maybe testing is stupid, but don't you want to know if you've got COVID? I sure do? That's what I did when fourth week of the run of Annie. I was so worried about mission performances. I'm flying back and forth from South Carolina to Tampa, there I am taking a COVID test, positive. Now, people are calling me bonkers for thinking testing makes sense. I mean, honest to goodness. I don't quite get that. To me testing is, and you can get these. I'm going to tell you right now, if you're in a CVS, Dwayne Reed, Walgreens, buy a couple of test kits. Buy as many as you can. Or am I all wet on my
House Passes $1.2 Trillion Infrastructure Bill, Delays BBB
"Ahead. Good morning, Jake, how are you? Well, how are you? Good, so the bipartisan infrastructure Bill passed last week. I would have voted for it. I would have been with one of the 17 Republicans in the Senate who voted for it in the House Republicans. Half trillion in new spending half trillion and repurpose. That's not really the big deal. The big deal is BBB. Build back better. Where is it? Is it dead yet? I don't think it's that. I'll go over quickly where I think it is. I mean, so the moderates and the progressives cut a deal to allow those two votes to happen, the infrastructure vote and the so called rule vote, which is a procedural vote. On the larger package, they cut a deal to vote for this large package next week. Now, if you dynamics to keep in mind, number one, what the house passes will never become law. Number two, we don't know if we're going to have the CBO the congressional budget office analysis of the larger Bill. By next week. So I'm not entirely sure this team is going to work. But I do think I was just telling Dwayne your associate this morning, I do think that some version of this bill will pass at some point in time. I just think that it won't happen. Obviously not before Thanksgiving, but if it happens by the end of the year by December 31st, then I think that is a, I think that is a victory for them.
Gabrielle Union Opens Up About Dwyane Wade Fathering Baby With Another Woman
"Union gets real about why she stayed with dwayne wade after he father a child with another woman before they were married. She says the me up today would not have stayed with him. But would i be who. I am without the pain. I remember a small voice in my heart telling myself to leave but my fear of public humiliation was so great that i didn't take my own advice. Gabriel dwayne seemed to be strong now. But what do you think it took to get to that place. First of all let me just point something out before we even get to that point. If you're a woman and all you've ever wanted your whole life was to have a baby with the man that you loved in your body just not wouldn't let you do it and then that person turned around and gave that gift to someone else that wasn't you. It's an reading. Her first book won't need more wine. You have to. You have to read this book. This part of the book was actually left out this story. This narrative was left out of that book but she talked about her attempts to get pregnant. and how about. So it's just crazy but amazing that she's opening up about this now. I think it's also probably. She feels at peace with it. I think she's done a lot of work. I think she's recognized a lot about the situation and i also feel like the one thing i do want just on one little nugget for dwayne. Say we're not together is they. He wasn't that you know he turned around and gave this gift to somebody else. When they were at an item they had hit a rough patch in their relationship. You're right you're absolutely right. And it was in a very unfortunate thing that happened. I mean a child is always blessing. They're so fun even when you wanna yak on live. Tv they're front. And i think this took a lot of work a lot of work to get to a place where they felt like they could be the couple that they are
The Murder Case of Yvonne Layne: Searching for the Star Witnesses
"At this point. I've been in touch with david thorne for nearly two years. David has been in prison for twenty two years for allegedly murdering his ex girlfriend yvonne lane on march thirty first nineteen ninety nine since then david has adamantly proclaimed his innocence and the bizarre murder case and conviction has been featured on multiple news tv e programs and so for the past two years. I have been consumed like dwayne poelman. Warned would happen and so i decided to finally enlist the help of professional private investigators. John harden danny wexler and jason baldwin from the west memphis three and his organization proclaimed justice so back on the ground in ohio. We continued our search for chris. Campbell remember john. And danny thought rose and chris were the most key people in this entire investigation chris and his girlfriend rose. Were the star witnesses at trial. Twenty-three-year-old rose an twenty one year old. Chris both testified at trial. They said they saw joe at the carnation mall around closing. They said he told them he was in town for a job and they said that job was to kill a girl. The card joe allegedly wrote his phone number on for. Chris was presented at trial to prove that joe was there with them the native the murder and at this point. We don't really question that they were all there together but what happened while they were there is what we wonder about by trial three months after the murder some details of what they remembered changed from what they'd set in their initial statements and then a bit more change between those statements. The time they took the stand six months after that rose initially said joe was in white pants and a white track jacket by trial. The pants were black. Rose also said that. The knife that joe showed them was definitely not a pocket knife. She said it was an eight inch knife in a sheath by trial it was a pocket knife. We tried to find rose on our first trip because we had many questions about her statement. We wanted to know why it changed and also about something. She told police in her tape statement. Because i'm scared for my life. Because chris campbell for me if i said anything he met me. And that's why i've been scared. His oliver nagai as race. People do things when they're scared. Like sometimes people lie and we wondered. was it possible. She lied