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In head-to-head town halls, Biden beats Trump in audience
"Viewership. Biden's ABC Town Hall met up drawing 15.1 million viewers. Trump's event, drawing 13.5 million viewers. Biden when he had to head even with the president on three different channels himself in Atlanta, Biden's audience was more than double trumps, and even more than the Braves game for a time, and the time they were head to head Cobb County early voters, you might be relieved. To hear this. So what are you gonna do when nature calls and you're standing in line for hours waiting to early vote? Well, if you're in Cobb County Relief will be right there in
Chicago Weather: Mostly sunny, breezy, cooler Thursday
"W bbmak, you weather partly to mostly cloudy and breezy overnight with a passing shower low 48 much cooler on Thursdays. Clouds give way to some sunshine High 55 Clear. Brisk and chilly Thursday night. Low 35. Partly sunny is still cool. On Friday High 55 I make you weather meteorologist called Erickson Chicago's Weather Station news radio 7 85.9
Alabama coach Nick Saban and athletic director Greg Byrne test positive for COVID-19
"Nick Saban, the head football coach at Alabama has tested positive for covert 19 what we know right now, J. We know that he says he found out earlier this afternoon and in a statement that the school released earlier today, he says that he is asymptomatic. So we found out went home immediately. He is working from home and offensive coordinator Steve Sarkeesian will oversee preparations at the complex. As he says In that statement, Also the athletic director of the University of Alabama Greg Burn, says he has tested positive today as well. He tested positive this morning. He He says that he wanted to self isolation immediately. We've been diligent about mask worrying and social distancing from the start and want to continue to encourage you all to take the necessary precautions to help stop the spread of the virus for yourself and those around you. So this is the first coach in the SEC to get it, especially this close to a game and face use. Mike Norville also had it earlier this year. But they played the game without him. So we'll see if that's what happens between Georgia, Alabama, but right now still scheduled for eight o'clock
Delta still expected to bring rain to Atlanta
"And Atlanta radios only five days. Forecasters don't USB meteorologist Kurt Mellish, still not expecting a wash out of a weekend. The heaviest and most widespread periods of rain come tomorrow night and Sunday more hit and miss otherwise. So gaps of dry weather not in all night or all day rain. Three day total rain amounts one inch on average, with isolated higher totals possible and isolated, severe thunderstorm possible Saturday night or Sunday for tonight, look for lows around 64. Tomorrow. Look for highs of 73 to 76 Low 69 Sunday. Hi around 79 all around 66 Monday a mix of clouds and sunshine on ly a 30% chance an isolated shower high around 81 Lower 65. My exclusive five day forecast Tuesday and Wednesday. Sunshine Tuesday 82 Wednesday 80 Low's 54 to
"erickson" Discussed on The Erick Erickson Show
"But? Not Funny enough to actually put Joe Biden in charge. It is Eric Erickson here the full number is eight, seven, seven, nine, seven, Eric, eight, seven, seven, nine, seven, three, seven, four to five. You're about to start seeing a great many groups come out in support of Jon Ossoff and Raphael warnock and Caroline Bordeaux in the Metro area and Lucy Macbeth in the metro area, and they're going to be making a healthcare message a giant pitch on Georgia airwaves to support these candidates for healthcare and for women's rights. All the like you're GONNA YOU'RE GONNA be seeing a lot of that. Now. Here's the thing. That you need to know that is important. These are actually. Gun groups specifically anti gun groups. They are. Out there, not wanting you to know. That they are the that they are supporting these candidates because of their anti gun positions, they don't want you to know that they don't want you to. Engage with them. They don't want you to recognize. That they're supporting these candidates because of their gun agenda. What they're actually what they're doing is they're running ads. Making it seemed like they care about healthcare issues in the like in trying to make these candidates seem rather moderate. But the reality is that they're not moderate. And this group these groups are not moderates. These are gun control groups who need these candidates to get elected to enact gun control. But they also know that you're not a big fan of gun control. They know that you are not one of those you. You're not one of those people. that. Really believes that the government needs to be taken away your guns and so what they're doing is they're trying to pitch these candidates while also keeping quiet on the issue of guns. So you need to be mindful when you see these ads what's going on? You need to be mindful when you see these ads. they're lying to you. You need to be mindful when you see these ads. That they're really genuinely focused..
"erickson" Discussed on The Erick Erickson Show
"L. O. and welcome in his Eric Erickson here across the state of Georgia the full number want to be part of the program eight, seven, seven, nine, seven, Eric, eight, seven, seven, nine, seven, three, seven, four to five apple right now, the governor of Georgia having a press conference about covid nineteen, I want to join that conference live for moments positively in their county. And last week is you know we announced a seven million dollars in reimbursement funds to nursing homes to ensure they are able to meet the federal testing requirements in addition to another thirty, five million dollars in continued staffing assistance to these facilities through the end of two, thousand and twenty. We've been able to accomplish these significant improvements because Georgians had bald in what Dr to me and I have asked them to do and we're very appreciative of that. We said don't fly rounds. We've said at standing outside hospitals. We've done it here at the Capitol at the airport. And in communities all across our state and we said that we needed Georgians to be part of the solution and not part of the problem and I'm very thankful in very proud of the fact that Georgians have stepped up to the plate and had done the right thing. The key is for us. Now to keep doing this, we cannot take our foot off the gas despite what some in the media have chosen to ignore. We've been able to keep businesses open most kids have been able to return to schools and people have been able to go about their lives in a smart responsible way but that is only sustainable if we continue to do our part moving. That's why dot to me and I rolled out for things for fall where mask wash your distance, wash your hands and follow the guidance dot to me and her team continue to put out there. If we all commit to doing the right thing I'm confident that we will continue to move in the right direction in our fight against covid nineteen. We've also made great progress in protecting livelihoods. Georgia's economy is knows firing on all cylinders before the pandemic and it's a testament to the grit and determination of small business owners, entrepreneurs, and hard work..
Trump reports 'no symptoms,' returns to downplaying virus
"The White House. Doctor says President Trump's vital signs are stable and he's reporting no covert symptoms today. Meanwhile, President Trump is tweeting from the White House after his three day stay at Walter Reed Medical Center again compared the Corona virus to the flu tweeting. We have learned to live with the blue just like we're learning to live with Cove in which he said, is far less lethal than the flu. Hearfield do struggle, catching his breath after climbing the White House stairs, then taped a message playing down the virus threat. Don't let it dominate you. Don't be afraid of it. You're gonna beat it more than 210,000. Americans have not beaten Cove it and the president has returned home to a hot spot with the least 18 infections among his staff and White House
Georgia medical examiner says death of Cobb County teen shot by police is a homicide
"Of a Cobb County teen shot and killed by police has been ruled a homicide by the Cobb County Medical examiner's office. The Con county medical examiner finds 17 year old Vincent True, It was shot twice in the back with a fatal shot. Entering his lower back. Compal Eastman contended he opened fire when true, it ran away from a stolen car and brandished a gun. While family attorney Gerald Griggs disputes that he urges called police to help reveal the truth when you see Ah, that video, the dash camera and the body cameras so we can fully understand what happened. The G B I is investigating
Atlanta-based Delta continues to avoid layoffs amid widespread industry job cuts due to COVID-19
"Airlines today start following some 32,000 workers between them a stimulus negotiations installed in Washington, Delta is still avoiding layoffs for now CEO at Bastion on CNN today. If you lay people off, it takes quite a while before you can get back up and running. Airlines have lost billions because of the steep slump and travel during the pandemic. More Americans
American and United to furlough 32,000 workers
"There the workers who have spent the pandemic in the air at airports or taking care of planes. I dreamed of being a flight attendant when I was a little girl. So my dreams came true. Um, I have my dream job. And so I have been asking myself like, what do you do when you lose your dream job? Where do you go from there? I don't have any answers right now. Annette Hall has worked as a flight attendant for united for the past seven years. Her last flight was just a week ago, I asked one of my co workers to take a picture of me. I said, this is my last time like putting on this uniform coming back. I wear my uniform with pride. I love my job. Her tears represent really worried just weeks before the pandemic. Ravage the airline industry Jalabad her first house past October 1st. My future is like a big black hole. There's a lot of innocent people whose lives are being held in the balance, and we're all on a precipice right now. Back in March, the airlines received $25 billion from the U. S government from the payroll support program through the CARES act. Thie airline industry has been begging lawmakers for Mohr. Even taking their message to Capitol Hill. We must continue the payroll support program that has been the most effective jobs program of Corona virus relief. The most effective use of the public's money. And so on a balance sheet. Everyone agrees. Nick Calio is CEO of Airlines for America, which represents the major U. S Airlines. What's going through your mind thinking about the Thousands and thousands of employees who were gonna lose their jobs, their health insurance thie impact that that's going to have on their families. To those who say that the airlines didn't manage their money correctly from the beginning. What do you say? I would say that that is simply not true. The airlines all of them said to have fortress balance sheets. They had all packed in enough liquidity for an event three times 9 11 3 times three times worse in the 9 11 That all disappeared by April. We were flying 94% less people than we have been on March 1st that's like 1954 prior to the jet Age. Air travel is down around 70% compared to last year, and experts predict it won't return to pre pandemic levels until 2024. Now we're seeing how one family of airline workers is dealing with the cuts. The Erickson's all worked for Alaska Airlines. The fatherly is a pilot. The mother, Brenda is a flight attendant. There, kids Kaylen and Cydney work at the airline to and in hopes of saving their jobs. Mom and Dad took early retirements. We piloted his last flight this week, passing the baton to his son, who was his copilot flag for 36 years. Urgent today to buy with my son, The writer Lee and Brenda say they don't regret their decision one bit because they get to watch their Children fly the friendly skies to un inspiring story Even in the midst of heartbreak for so many Americans like Annette Holla, who worries about the future of air traffic, this might be There's no guarantees in the future that Wei will be able to come back that life won't change her that I would be able to continue to do this self. Yeah, I've thought about it. And that recovery could take years. Geo Benitez ABC NEWS New YORK
Trump: ‘I Don’t Know Who the Proud Boys Are’
"A definition because I really don't know where they are. I can only say they have to stand down. Let law enforcement do their work. That was a definition Mr Trump on because Wednesday, I really don't one know where day they after are. debate I can where only he received say they backlash have to stand for not down. denouncing Let law enforcement the group. do their The proud work. boys are a far right That was Mr group Trump that on has engaged Wednesday, in one violent day after acts debate who have where often he received supported backlash with supremacist for not denouncing ideas. the group. The proud boys are a far right group that has engaged in violent acts who have often supported with supremacist ideas. Many are arguing that the debate was a free for all of rudeness and interruptions. But Joe Biden's camp says they're pleased, CBS's Bo Erickson explained. Biting campaign sources told CBS News. They are happy with Biden's debate performance, noting his ability to speak directly to camera addressed the Corona virus and brush off personal attacks about him and his sons. Abiding campaign also said they had their best hour of fundraising during the debate, raising almost $4 million in one our
Governor Kemp extends Georgia’s coronavirus restrictions with minor changes
"Camps, extending George's Corona virus restrictions. Two more weeks and there are some changes restaurant and bar workers exposed to cove in 19 can come back to work sooner. Under these changes, Kemp did not set new limits on the size of gatherings, as some experts have recommended.
"erickson" Discussed on The Erick Erickson Show
"So thanks to them for sponsoring the program. Now a little bit more from the debate. Yeah we're. We're GONNA keep going here and this remarkable exchange that I got a real issue with from from Joe by this this this would kind of makes me a little aggravated I have time to do. What's Law Enforcement Group I'm going to take back the owners. Want. To get to another subject, which is the issue of protest in many cities that turned violent in. PORTLAND. Oregon. Especially we had more than one hundred straight days of protests which I think you would agree you talk about peaceful protests many of those turned into riots. Mr Vice. President. You say that people who commit crimes should be held accountable the. Question I have though is as the Democratic nominee and earlier tonight you said that you are the Democratic Party right now have you ever called the Democratic Mayor of Portland or the Democratic governor of Oregon and said, hey you've got to stop this bring in the National Guard do whatever it takes, but you'd stop the days and months of violence in Portland. I don't hold public office now I am a former vice president. I've made it clear I've made it clear. My public statements that the violence should be prosecuted it should be prosecuted and anyone who commits never for the people. Excuse me Sir. You had never called for the leaders in Portland and In Our gun to call in the National Guard and knock off one hundred days of riots they can in fact, take care of it if he just stay out of the way Oh. Here a really here's A. Shot to get the. Young men in the middle of the street and they shot him. Three Hundred A. Brawny thing and. The US marshals. Business don't serve, and by the way you know his own former spokesperson said, you know riots and chaos and violence help us 'cause that's what this is all about who said that I do I? Think Kellyanne? Conway. I, don't think she said she said that adding. So here's but here's the point. Already hello and welcome Erick Erickson here the Eric Erickson show across the state of Georgia the full number if you want to chime in on the debate, you are more than welcome to call in the phone number is eight, seven, seven, nine, seven, Eric Eight, seven, seven, nine, seven, three, seven, four to five,.
Ericsson drops $1.1 billion on enterprise connectivity provider Cradlepoint
"Giant Erickson is buying cradle point to US company that sells routers and wireless networking at Cisco Systems competitors. The deal is worth more than a billion dollars. Erickson reported stronger than expected business in the summer. Border, helped by demand for its products for five G networks and also its software business ups is
"erickson" Discussed on The Erick Erickson Show
"Buried in there is that all these other people who worked for the president believe he was unfit for office buried in there was the revelation that the intelligence director at the time Dan Coats believed that vitamin Putin really had something on the president of the United States. It's so the the media so worked up, and by the way, this is this is the most the most innocuous part of it frankly is that the president in February had information about the virus he didn't mislead the public he chose to downplay the virus to avoid sparking a panic. Meanwhile you've got off and on and on it goes all of these people coming out. Who worked for the president in national security and intelligence badmouthing the president and all of that is buried you. You would think that you could lead with that stuff. What Madison, what the intelligence directors at all of those things but no, they choose to actually lead with with the virus. And the reality is that the president says over and over I listened to the the audio, you can go listen to the audio yourself. He just wanted to avoid sparking a panic. That's why he did what he did. You can disagree with it. You can just ruined the way did it but understand the motive for why he did it. He didn't WanNA freak people out. If Obama had done that you've given him a pass. Welcome Erick Erickson here the Eric Erickson show the phone number. Would it be part of the Program Eight, seven, seven, nine, seven, Eric, eight, seven, seven, nine, seven, three, seven, four to five. So, how's your day going I? Just hung up on on super important. Okay. Before I move on I'm going to tell you a story and y'all can all have a laugh at my expense Weeks ago I was sitting at my kitchen table. And have my bottle of Heinz Ketchup the only decent catch up in America. and. Tilted over you know you get those bottles sometimes of Heinz and air pressure builds up..
Atlanta - Students protest with 'die-in' as Georgia College reports more than 530 COVID cases
"College and State University in Milledgeville is reported five hundred thirty five confirmed covid nineteen cases since June eighteenth and two hundred fifty three cases this week with fewer than eight thousand students that gives Georgia College one of the worst college case rates in the country the Georgia College chapter of United Campus Workers of Georgia organized a die in Friday morning at the campus to protest what some students employees in. Paris. It was poor planning by university, Leadership George College Students Faculty or staff they returned to campus earlier this summer there have been complaints about a lack of social distancing unlimited virtual education options.
Joe Biden, Kamala Harris to get regularly tested for COVID-19, campaign says
"Campaign announced that he and his running mate will have Covad 19 tests on a regular basis. We get more from CBS News campaign 2020 reporter Bo Erickson. This decision comes after Biden's campaign. Mandated daily covert testing last week for the press in order to attend his acceptance speech in Person, and Wilmington, Delaware. But Biden did not follow the same guidelines and was not tested for covert himself.
COVID-19 cases continue to balloon at Georgia Tech, Atlanta
"By speedy Milton High School football team coaches. Schools to leaders are under quarantine this evening, the second school in north Fulton County to do so do its football team. 51 New Covert 19 cases confirmed at Georgia Tech that number out light today. And the overall George's story today, the day by day. Numbers that come out Monday afternoon. Usually unreliably low because of the weekend is his Tuesdays are often unreliably high for that same reason, the testing positivity rate, though his state above 10%, and in fact, the seven day rolling positivity average Is now back above
Atlanta - 2020 Peachtree Road Race Shifts To Virtual
"Disappointed After tens of thousands of people who look forward to running the Peachtree Road race, they tried postponing it from July 4th Thanksgiving, hoping things might Look brighter by them. But today this so there's no way simply to plan to run the race safely. It is off, say, for a virtual event this year, couple
Over 900 students in Georgia school district have to quarantine
"Cherokee School Superintendent, Dr Brian Hightower says in a written statement that the high school will close until the end of August as more than 900 students and staff 1/3 at Ottawa are in a cautionary quarantine, thanks to the positive covert tests of Five dozen teachers and students. Dr Hightower ads that while some parents don't believe in the scientific research that masks help stop Corona virus he does, and he's masking up himself, saying it's an important measure toward keeping
Big Ten and Pac-12 Postpone College Football Season
"The big ten in the pack twelve are thinking they may scuttle their football seasons. Now, this was leaked yesterday by Dan Patrick. and. It is. Dan Patrick. On his morning radio show said that the big ten and the PAC twelve working together they were going to cancel their football seasons. The vote was twelve to two Nebraska and I think Michigan. Where the two that wanted to continue plane? No one else wanted to continue plane Jim Harbaugh of Michigan is really upset about it and they're pushing very hard to change this. Pete Ricketts. The governor of Nebraska, is openly calling for them to reject the idea been SAS. The senator from Nebraska is also calling on them to walk this back to not do this. The SEC met yesterday in an unplanned meeting, the SEC Commissioner in in President Se schools met yesterday, and they've decided to take a go-slow wait and see how it plays out approach harbaugh. For his his credit in Michigan has pointed out that the players on the football teams are actually more a safer than the other kids on campus the protocols they put in
Big Ten Votes To Cancel The Season
"The big ten has voted twelve to to to cancel college football, Nebraska, and Iowa were the only that voted to play. Dan Patrick is saying that the. Ten in the pack twelve are planning on canceling football on Tuesday they'll make the announcement tomorrow.
"erickson" Discussed on The Erick Erickson Show
"This has national implications as George Story with huge national implications congressman. Doug Collins is expected to announce he's running for the Senate against Kelly. Leffler today Before you cheer on this we need to have a conversation about this. I think he's making a big mistake here. And I like Congressman Collins Tremendously Disley He's a fine guy. I'm not going to be critical of him. I know he would like to get in the Senate. He's not happy being in the minority in the house He does does think he will be more supportive of the president than Kelly Leffler long-term and maybe he will. She has not done a great job of defining herself yet. She still an unknown known She's got some some campaign fundamentals that need to be worked on. But here's the problem. According to the law in Georgia Win a vacancy opens. And the governor appoint someone to fill that role for the US Senate. There's a what's called the jungle primary or the jungle ballot that is all the Republicans and all the Democrats Pile under the ballot together. The governor picked Kelly Leffler for a number of reasons Kelly Leffler flirt is a self made woman a careerist She is a billionaire in her own right and then married a billionaire She owns an NBA Wmba WNBA team. She owns the New York Stock Exchange with her husband. She has a background in crypto currency She grew up on a farm. She's a self made person and the governor wants to expand the Republican base in Georgia at a time demography in Georgia is changing. She's unquestionably a conservative. She has has raised money for the Republicans here in Georgia number of years. She back Mitt Romney she back. Donald Trump Leffler is in fundamentally conservative though not conservative activist. And she's got money she can spin to help. Keep the State Republican. She has cash cash on hand for her campaign now a sum equivalent to all the money raised by Governor Kemp. To run in two thousand. Eighteen Leffler has on hand now to twenty two million. She gave herself Twenty million. She's got two additional means. She's got twenty two million governor. Kim raised twenty. Two million dollars was to run his race So Collins will have to to raise an exorbitant amount of money but here. Here's here's the thing thing and this is the problem and this is why I think Doug Collins is making a mistake under the existing law in Georgia all the Democrats and Republicans pile and together and the Republican Calculus had been that the Democrats would flood the zone with a bunch of candidates. They wouldn't be able to contain themselves in. It is happening. Ralph warnock warnock is getting in You've got matt. Lieberman is already in a couple of others who are getting in and on top of that. You'll just have Kelly Leffler so the Democrats will divide. Divide their vote. If Leffler gets fifty percent plus one vote she automatically gets back into the Senate she doesn't have to go into a run-off if Leffler makes it to a run off and and a Democrat is able to get enough votes to get her into a runoff then leffler has a bigger war chest than the Democrat in in Republicans tend to do better in runoffs in Georgia than Democrats so the advantage is absolutely to the Republicans in a jungle primary and the Democrats. That's no that the Democrats also know that the speaker of the house is no friend of Brian. Kemp he has now decided to discussed Brian Kemp's adoption reform effort of the state. He has tried to scuttle a number of other. Brian Kemp initiatives now he wants to scuttle The Kelly Leffler pick pick not just scuttling. The Kelly left for big. He also wants to help doug column to was a loyal lieutenant of his house now. The speaker of the house in Georgia's scandal plagued at at this point he's going to be an issue in the campaign in two thousand twenty. The speaker of the House helped a number of of criminal defendants and deny justice to a number victims dragged those cases out for a while advertisements have already been shot by some of the victims That will be used in the general election. I know because I've played audio of these victims and I have heard from several asking me to stop playing the audio Because of this campaign the Democrats want to run in. I've been trying to tell the Republicans this so along comes Doug Collins who wants to run for the Senate who lobbies aggressively for the pick and by the way one of the reasons that Doug Collins did not get picked by governorship. There were two main reasons one. The governor's office felt like they needed someone who could raise a massive amount of money and self fund And and that would be leffler not calling and due to they needed someone who could expand the base That was Kelly Leffler in the suburbs. Not Doug Collins who could bring out the Republican base but could he add to the base Cudi expand the party and they're calculus was that she would have an easier time than him. But there's a third reason as well. The third reason is they did not want to sit a precedent for bullying the governor to get picks and The governor's office felt like there was a bullying campaign by trump supporters and others to make it Doug Collins and it would make the governor look weak and it would make him look like trump lackey if if you went that way when the governor has worked very hard over the last year and a half to show himself to be his own man and that has worked for him he is at above fifty percent in every pull out there on his popularity. The governor hugely popular right now a lot of the people who voted against him in two thousand sixteen or eighteen. or saying they'll vote for him in two thousand twenty two because he's proven to be a conservative but also as man and that matters the diehard trump supporters however Don't like that. The diehard trump supporters want on him to show express fealty to the president. And they're mad at him over the Collins thinks. Oh here's the state of play now. The Democrats Georgia do not WanNa jungle primary. The Democrats in Georgia want to rewrite the rules and changed the way the election will be conducted. Even though we're already into the process the process has begun. The process began the moment. Kelly Leffler was sworn in and the Democrats. Don't like that process. So they want to change the rules and they're working with the speaker of the House. David Ralston Chase the rose. Yes David Roulston. The Republican Speaker of the House is working with Democrats in the State House to undermine governor Kemp there is no other way to put it he. He is undermining governor. Kip In this effort. And you need to understand that what's happening. He's working with Democrats. The governor will the secretary of State asked the asked everyone to change the date of qualification for the jungle primary. The reason the secretary of state eight wanted to change the date for qualification is because he's worried about being able if there are a bunch of people on the ballot. He's worried about being able to get ballots. Printed and sent to soldiers sailors airman abroad and Marines and have our armed forces abroad be able to vote in November and so he asked for the time for qualifications to be brought back when everybody else's qualifying the Democrats have seized on this request from Brad Rapids Burger to get the speaker of the House to go along with setting up a primary now again. The Republicans were banking on there or being a jungle primary. You would have all the Democrats pile on the ballot with Kelly Leffler. The Democrats would split their vote up. Kelly Leffler would win without a runoff and save taxpayer dollars. It would ensure her relection are her election it would be good for the Republicans in the state. It would be one last race on which they need to spend a bunch of money win. They're trying to keep the house and the Senate will. The Democrats are working with with the speaker to create a primary process which is a fundamental change of the rules while the game has already been played they want to have the speaker. Is Doug Collins Friend. And once Doug Collins to run against Kelly Leifer offer he wants to beat the governor and he wants to be Kelly Leffler he also wants to beat conservatives. You didn't understand this I it is somewhat interesting here That collins is perceived as being more conservative than Leffler and yet the speaker wants to use Collins to beat the Conservatives why because conservatives in Georgia are showing a good bit of loyalty to Brian Kim and the speaker therefore is upset with conservative. Showing loyalty to Brian Kemp and he thinks they need to to be humbled and a one way to humble call them is to divide them from the governor in and try to force a split on the conservative side between Leffler Supporters Collins supporters. The speaker has managed inch to maintain his position for so long by dividing conservatives and believes that a primary would divide the Conservatives and keep them fractured in. Keep him in power So that no one would be able to unite against the speaker so creating a primary helps the Democrats and helps the speaker. Divide the conservative base. It Hurts Leffler and it it hurts the Republicans now the reason it hurts Leffler. Obviously because she'll have to go into a primary undisputedly Doug Collins a hero to a lot of people in the impeachment trial in the lie in. He's a personally great guy. He's a good man. He's a good congressman. He is a conservative and Leffler will have to run in that race race with him and that primary but what it also does is it gives the Democrats advantage to be able to consolidate behind one person See if you remember. You've got David Perdue on the ballot in November as well and with purdue on the ballot in November and Leffler on the ballot in November. The Democrats are going to have a bunch of candidates. It's because while produce race would go through a primary and you will. It'll be between Cyril rigs. Amigo Theresa Tomlinson. Jon Ossoff They're only one Democrat to focus on. But on the but in the Leffler race there could be five Democrats to focus on and it will prevent even the Democrat running against purdue from getting the message out and so by consolidating primary and making a primary for left the rituals purdue it allows the Democrats Democrats to consolidate behind two candidates. One for purdue and won four Leffler so the Democrats Kratz will be better able to focus their message. Doug Collins doing what he's doing with the speaker and the Democrats fundamentally changes the rules of the election as the campaigns already begun gun and it hands a huge advantage to the Democrats by allowing the Democrats to rapidly consolidate behind one person for purdue I do and one person for Leffler instead of having a million candidates running and no unified message. But there's another thing it does as well. Oh that hurts the Republican Party. In addition to fracturing and let's be clear here the speaker of the House understands the speaker of the house in Georgia understands. This is gonNA fracture conservative. Not just at the state level but at the national level as well well there will be a lot of conservatives who WANNA rush in and help Doug Collins at the national level they will and they'll be right to Doug's been loyal to them they'll be loyal does doug but there will be a lot of people who come in and they WANNA help governor camp as well because governorship has earned a lot of friends and you'll have the pro-life movement now split because a lot oh the pro-life groups in DC. That were skeptical Leffler. She's won them over now and so they'll be split on the race. So what will happen. is you'll have a bunch of divided resources pouring into the state and and you'll have a bunch of Republicans spending money Georgia on a Senate seat win over by the way. Look over here. At the General Assembly's endanger of going to the Democrats Collin's getting in means for every new dollar that goes into that race. There's one less dollar going to protect. The the General Assembly and.
"erickson" Discussed on The Erick Erickson Show
"President looking good on his news and conservative you never separated from the eric erickson show yes assez a matter of fact the state legislature in georgia convenience today if you wanna be an activist you wanna make you want me to make it easy for you to reach out to your member of the state legislature feature as action is pending text the word army two three three seven seven seven we will actually do a deep dive into the legislature later in the show today as they convene in atlanta for the first time since last year now a little more on the iran situation is just so you understand the the president president tweeted in farsi that is the the persian language and it is the most liked tweet in history for the persian language which is saying something e- essentially calling for the press to be able to freely and fairly cover what's going on in for the protesters to have the right to do it iranian students are leading big protests across the country of iran the president voicing support for what's so interesting here i i don't have time to to go into everything that i want to say here but lemme lemme put this up i i've seen members members of the media so the president sends out this tweet in farsi so that the iranian people can see it and read it without having to be translated by iranian sensors and the president calls for a free press in iran to be able to cover what's going on honestly and for the rights of the protesters to protest and the american media pulls a what about and decide that the angle they're going to cover is not what's happening in the streets of iran but what about the president's treatment of the press in the united states i does anybody i mean you can call in if so the the phone number is eight seven seven nine seven eric eight seven seven nine seven three seven four five i'm unaware of any reporter in the united states who's been gunned down orders of president trump is there any anybody have any idea who the reporters are in this country who've been gunned down on orders of the president because that's the way the media he is taking this is is the the but trump angle the but trump angle the the president gun these people down how terrible the president's awful pay no attention into the protesters in the streets you know nancy pelosi herself supremely dismissive of what's going on the streets supremely dismissive of the of the protesters protesting in the streets of of tehran doesn't want to give credit to the president doesn't want to attract attention to the president someone who at least was was be able to be honest about senator coons and if i'll be on HBO with him next friday night i will a a week from this friday i won't be here i've got to be on HBO real time with bill maher i do it two three times a year i do bill maher show and i'll be on with senator coons of of connecticut here he is on TV yesterday senator isn't the.
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"One one one God in the beginning God created the heavens and the Earth God created at all and he did so because he really wants a relationship with us and that should just I excite and delight you welcome Merry Christmas. It's Eric Erickson here across the state of Georgia. Thank you all for listening. Thank you for being here for this. I you try to do this Christmas Eve and Christmas and then dwell on these topics as well on Good Friday that really the the most important weakened in human history and because I think we spend so much time on the news of the day and this is so much more important the eternity is more important than the here and now I mentioned before we went to break Emmanuel God with us and I god clearly wants a relationship with us. We see this Christmas. I mean he's willing to come as a babe in a manger a feed trough but think about where he had been. We'll would I went to seminary the very first class. I took was covenant theology before it took the systematics biblical theology or even books of the Bible classes. I took I. I didn't know any better sounded interesting to me. The professor was from Wales. I like Wales. I took the Class A and I loved it. I loved studying the covetous of the Bible it was something I'd never delved into In Church in here I am in seminary getting this in my I gotTa tell you one of the things I love is second Samuel. Seven the Lord's Covenant With David Now when David lived in this house in the Lord had given him rest from all his surrounding enemies the king said to Nathan the Prophet see now I dwell in a house of Cedar Cedar but the Ark of God dwells in a tit and Nathan said to the king. Go do all that is in your heart for the Lord. y'All way is with you but that same night. The word of the Lord came to Nathan go and tell my serve David thus says the Lord would you build me a house to dwell in. I have not lived in a house since the day. I brought up the people of Israel zero from Egypt to this day. But I have been moving about in a tit for my dwelling in all places where I have moved with. All the people of Israel did I speak a word with any of the judges of Israel whom I commanded to shepherd my people Israel saying have you not built a house of Cedar now therefore thus you shall say to my servant David David Thus says the Lord of hosts. I took you from the pasture from following the sheep that you should be prince over my people Israel and I have. I've been with you wherever you were in. have cut off all your enemies from before you and I will make for you a great name like the name of the great ones of the earth and I will appoint in a place for my people Israel and will plant them so that when they may dwell in their own place and be disturbed no more and violent men shall afflict them. No Oh Morris formerly from the time that I pointed judges over my people Israel and I will give you rest from all your enemies moreover the Lord Declares to you that the Lord Yaohua will make you a house a dynasty when your days are fulfilled. And you lie down with your fathers I will raise up your offspring after you who shall come come from your body and I will establish his kingdom he shall build a house for my name and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever. I will be to him the father and he shall be to me a son when he commits iniquity. I will discipline him with the Rod of men with the stripes of the sons of men but my steadfast love will not depart from him As I took it from Saul whom I put away from before you and your house and your kingdom shall be made sure forever before me your throne shall the established forever. First of all of this Nathan told David Yeah. Go Go for build. This House. And God doesn't Admonish Nathan in front of people doesn't embarrassing just says No. No no you go back to David and say no instead. Thank you David. But I'm going to build a house for you a dynasty and it's going to be ternal. Don't worry worry about building me house. But here's the thing I love. God says I was in the desert in a tint for my dwelling. Did I ever complained that I ever one more. This is the God out of the universe the maker of Heaven and Earth who brings bread from heaven and water from rocks and raises us up from the dust of the earth and stitches us together in our mothers womb and and he's living in a tent in the desert because he wants a relationship with his people. That's an amazing God. That is an amazing God. He doesn't need a he doesn't need a fancy house he just wants to be with this people. All of human history is God wanting to be with his people. That's amazing that should be encouraging to you. It should be encouraging all of us as going to Comey says behold the days are coming when when I will make a new covenant with the House of Israel and the House of Judah not like the covenants which I made with their fathers and the day I took them by the hand to bring them out of Egypt but this coveted which which I will make with the House of Israel after those days I will put my law within them on their hard. I will write it. I will be their God and they shall be my people they they will not teach again each man to his neighbor. Brothers say no the Lord for they will all know me from the least of them to the greatest the Emmanuel principal. God with us is. He wants a relationship with us that should encourage his car that is labor of love with Jill Philips singing from Andrew Peterson's behold the lamb of God album. y'All I gotTa tell you this may be my my favorite modern Christmas album I it is. It's incredible. The Work Andrew Petersons done when we left out the ACAPELLA little mortal flesh rush keeps island that is the surface of the deep and The church over here Watkins Ville and a we've had third day day in there for Georgia's well We've had smalltown poets from Georgia. I try to get songs from people from Georgia from churches in Georgia particularly early for Good Friday. I do and I'm always happy to have churches scum and and I'm always happy. I you know I charge a lot of money to talk but I never recharged churches. I'm always happy to come. It's why would disciplinary and the very first time I ever preached actually I got invited to fly to Colorado to preach each and Macarthur Study Bible with me and I mean I it's GonNa be good. Is Genesis one one. It was a thirty minute sermon. And in who should plopped down in front of me. John MacArthur Arthur himself my sermon. I think it will debate about seven or eight minutes. In fact he sent a note to a mutual for in devours ars that he thought I did great but I spoke too fast. But it's a great distraction from politics and that's why it stresses presses me out to do these shows to plan the music to get the request to how am I going to order the show You know I I do a trial run of the show is the only I speak off the top of my head every today But this I always record a show and I hate to listen to my voice but I do it twice. I do it once here with you now But I do previously recorded show at you never hear it. I hear it myself and I deleted all after I'm done Because I want to get it right because I want the message to be right and I would have tried to be an encouragement but I also want you to get a higher look at who I am and understanding of who I am why I think what I think how what I believe and Everything like that and in my world view and and so those who don't at least understand where I'm coming from and where Christians are coming from. y'All Merry Christmas to you. I closed this program every year. I do this and I close it with the exact.
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"Of peace. Welcome it's Eric. Erickson here. The Eric Ericson show across the state of Georgia that's John Mark McMillan and baby son. I loved that Song. You can get all the songs on apple music. I I don't have as maybe maybe I should have a SPA viscount. The podcast for the show is on spotify under Eric Erickson show. I don't normally do spotify but I've got my music list up on Apple Apple Music if you want it You can get these songs. I realize I am a political guy. You can find me on. Hbo You can could find on CNN. You can find me on Fox. I got a syndicated column. I got a website called the resurgent Dot Com. I've got a Daily News. Talk Show across the state of Georgia. You're you're listening to me now and I I really do think it is important to stop at Christmas and Easter and celebrate the most remarkable lavigne in human history and the most remarkable is the resurrection of Christ but we could not get there. But for the birth of Christ the Virgin Birth and Orthodox Christians believe Mary gave birth to a son conceived of the Holy Ghost of the Holy Spirit. Joseph was not his biological father and we should explore why that is so people aren't Christians. Maybe they can understand us a little more and begin. Let let me give you some fancy word. I love fancy words fancy words from seminary And if you're wondering what is I have been going to reform the logical seminary transferred into a PhD program at Southeastern Baptist theological logical seminary A large part as I said earlier because I kept getting asked to preach on Sundays. It felt very weird that people were asking me to preach fill in and preach and I had been seminarian win. These little churches realized I was reformed slightly calvinistic go to church title but I loved seminary. I love being able to checkout politics A day a week and go to class at artists and Marietta they've got a great campus I if you're interested in going to seminary checkout reformed theological seminary Here in Georgia. They have a wonderful campus. In Marietta you can get it off very easy to get off off seventy five a wonderful people and I missed them dearly and I'm actually thinking of transferring out of the PhD program at southeastern going back to Artie S. Just because did I miss being in a classroom with other students. But one of the things you learn or the fancy word. Super Lap Syrian an infrared Syrian. Did God it before or time began. Plan out Christ. Being conceived of the Holy Spirit born of a virgin suffered under pontius pilot being crucified died buried. Read send it into Hell and three days later raising again in ascending into heaven. Or was IT INFRA LAB Syrian. Did he wait until after the fall of man to put this together I just full disclosure. I'm Super Lap Syrian. I believe that this has always been God's plan if you want to ask me why I have no idea. There are things that you cannot understand in Christianity. You really can't. I mean the further you get into explaining the trinity the more likely you are to trip on heresy. It's just some things you can't explain. And don't trust people who have clear explanations for absolutely everything the faith They tend to be making it up themselves. There are some mysteries of faith out there. But in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth and the Bible Oh uses a very specific Hebrew were Barat or God created it. It's a type of creation that only God can do God Barat the heavens and the Earth God creates the heavens and the earth earth and ways we can't and this Moses Writing Genesis and Moses a prince of Egypt he was raid to worship the Egyptian gods and he's providing Loudini cosmogonies a theory of the creation of the universe that is completely divergent from the Egyptians. The Egyptians believed there was a sun. God the Egyptians Sion's believe there was a moon. God the Egyptian there were lots of Gods and here comes Moses a prince of Egypt say no there is one God and he creates the heavens and the earth in in a way that no one else can. And that's very specific because the Egyptians believed faeroes would become gods and here. COSMO's say there is one God and this one God creates everything and he creates it in a way no man can do he even throws in their God said let there be light and there was light and God saw the light was good in got separated the light from the darkness they call the day in the darkness he called night. There was evening and there was morning. I love that and I love. He says says let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days for years and let them be lights in the expanse of the Heavens to give light upon the earth and so it was and God made the two great lights the greater light to rule the day the lesser light to rule the night and the stars. And you know this. This is just he he made he made the study made the moon any made the stars and he put them in the expansion. And I love this because the Egyptians believed these things were God there were gods in no most. There's just things in the sky. This is the first religion. Judaism in Genesis is the first religion to believe. I believe that these are objects in the sky and not God's it's pretty profound in God creates them and then he creates us at his own image. The IMAGO Day God creates us us in his image so God created man in his own image in the image of man he created him male and female he created them and again the word Barat. We can't. This is why Christians can't believe in transgenderism awesome because it says God creates male and female and if God creates female we can't create we can't Barat and the Bible uses the word Barat. God Creates Eighteen divine way that we can't do it so Christians can't believe in transgenderism because God creates a male and female in a divine way that we can't duplicate but we know how the story three goes The the he creates male and female from the dust of the earth woman from the bone of of Adam and the serpent comes comes into the garden and says you do. Did God really say you shall not eat of the tree of the garden to the woman said to the serpent. We may not eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden. You shall not eat of you you. You may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden but you shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the garden. Neither shall you touch it. Lets you die now keep in mind. God told Adam this before eve had been created and so eve has added to it. God didn't say you couldn't touch it but adds adds that to it and Eve saw the tree was good for food. She was delighted. She ate the fruit and then she gave some to her husband. who was with her Adam? Latif speak to the serpent. He didn't intervene. Say No I didn't say we can touch you. Just said we need to know so so their eyes were opened and they were naked it in God. Punishes them now. No the woman is punished through painful childbirth. The Manas is really just just I mean sin flows through. Adam Madam is this is really punished and why first of all he tries to blame his wife and says hey was all her fault. What does he say the woman whom you gave to be with me? She gave me the fruit but he was not rallied. When God said don't eat of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good evil it was all Adam Manana past the bugs? All right now no got it. Is this woman her fault. She gave it to you because it did. I tell you this in the woman says the serpent deceived me and I ate well I mean. So here's the thing God tells the serpent I will put in between you and the woman and between your offspring and her offspring he he shall bruise your head and you shall bruises heal. This is called the Proto Evangelical this. This is the first pronouncement of the Gospel. God is says that there will be offspring from the woman not from the man notice from the woman and there will be enmity between them and he will bruise your head. You will bruise his heel. Some say we'll crush your head that gives them hope it gives hope that a redeemer is coming and then he exiles them from the garden. He plays Chiro Bowman flaming sword that prevented them from getting their from coming back into this direct relationship with God like they had had and they needed to do something and of course there were Canaan there was able and and they I guess they they thought maybe may maybe kings it. Obviously it wasn't Kane in. So then they give birth. Eve gives birth to seth. And they think seth his his name sounds like the Hebrew for he is appointed and so they think that seth is going to give them the rest in the peace and in no it's not in ultimately comes to no one in Noah's name means rest in clearly people think no I was gonna be the one in which they they get the Sabbath. No his name is very similar to Sabbath to the sabbath rest. No one's going to be the one who gives the risks and it's not no way either. But with Noah God of course floods the world but saves this one man in his family and then reinstitute shoots his covenant the same covenant. He gave Adam and Eve he he reinstitute sit with Noah. What are you know one of those interesting things in the Bible is the order of creation when God destroys the earth? It's undone in exactly the same way. What happens th? There's there's The the light and then God separates the planet. Ah The waters above and the waters below in the waters beneath and separates it from the dry land and win the world because of sin is polluted the entire planet. It's not just man man who polluted everything is polluted because the sin the waters bursts forth from beneath and come to the land the land of the waters rise up from the sea to the land. The waters come down from heaven and in everything goes back to the chaos of the celestial chaos in the exact reverse order from creation. This happens and it's all into it's a fascinating depiction depiction of what sin has done. Well we know the rest of the story. There Noah is safe sin. It doesn't actually leave. Because man is since in flows through father. This is why by the way Jesus had to be bored of a virgin because sin flows through the father and the father are being God. Sin Free. He doesn't have sin you. Mary's family ultimately descended from David as well but along the way God paints a picture of what this is going to look like E but we see it in the garden as well. We're supposed to have a direct relationship with God God with us. God Walker Emmanuel we were supposed to have the Emanuel relationship and it takes a very long time but what you can get from Genesis..
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"If you want this playlist go to apple music in search for E W Erickson. I've got up there and it is here here here across the state of Georgia talking about Christmas. and Ah the evidence for the faith. We know that Jesus had four brothers. James Joseph Simon Judas who we call Jude for obvious reasons he had two sisters at least many people may not realize this but based on the eyewitness accounts of Jesus Friends Jesus's family thought he was bit of a nutter actually so much for the liar lunatic or Lord framing. His family was all in for lunatic. I mean they. They wanted an intervention Just get this from mark. Mark Chapter Three starting at Verse Twenty One and and when his family heard what Jesus say heard it they went out to seizing for. They were saying he's out of his mind and then beginning verse thirty one in his mother and his brothers came and standing eating outside they sent to him and called him and a crowd was sitting around him and they said to him. Your mother and your brothers are outside seeking you answered them. Who are my mother and my brother? Persson looking about at those who sat around him he said here are my mother and my brothers for whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother. I mean this was an the intervention that they wanted to seizing. They thought he was a nut. So the most extraordinary thing is that Jesus mother. Mary participated in this. This is a woman who Luke tells us the Angel Gabriel appeared to Mary and said he will be great. And we'll be called the son of the most. I hi this is this is crazy I mean. We have the entire song appraised from Mary that she she knew that she was going to be the Holy Spirit would conceive in her. I it just. It's it's staggering to me that. Mary participated in an intervention Vincentian of her son with her children. or at least Jesus's first cousins. I mean we clearly clearly. Mary knew he was he was of God me John Chapter Two verses one through five. This is an eyewitness account by John. Jesus's Fred Fred. We know it's an eyewitness account. On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee and the mother of Jesus was there Jesus also was invited to the wedding with his disciples when the wine in ran out the mother of Jesus said to him they have no wine. Jesus said to her woman. What does this have to do with me? My hour is not yet come and his mother said deserves do whatever he tells you she. She knew her son could do somethin'. She knew why and yet. Here's Mary trying to stage. An intervention. The Caesium ankerium home note that Mary was struck with Jesus the whole way through his life is she knew it stuck with her and note that Mary then stuck with Jesus his whole life unlike his brothers and sisters no doubt coming to a richer and richer understanding of her sewn over time Mary stuck with him. She'd never gave up on him. John tells us Jesus's brothers gave up on him John Seven again. This is an eyewitness account. We know this from POLYCARP. We know this from Ignatius we know from historic we know extra biblical sources. John was Jesus best friend. We know this from the Bible while we no. He's an eyewitness to this and he writes the juice. Feast of booths was at hand so his brother said to him. Leave here and go to Judea. They your disciples also may see the works. You're doing for no one works in secret if he seeks to be known openly. If you do these things show yourself to the world for not. Even his brothers believed in him. This is Jesus's brothers confronting him telling they they really think if he's such a big deal if he really thinks he's the Messiah get the to the big city show. Everybody needs to tell the world which he can't do in a small town in really they just want him gone and by the way. It's pretty implicit here. They think he's going to get himself killed if he does this. The brothers who had to try to stage an intervention had given up. They wanted their brother gone in. Jesus goes he. Winds up. Being arrested tried tortured crucified. The most striking thing here is as brothers. Didn't didn't even show up at his execution. Jesus's mothers there. The mother who with the brothers had tried to save Jesus from himself stage intervention. The mother who the Angel Gabriel real head appear to a told her she would be with child conceived by the Holy Spirit Brothers never showed up from Matthew Twenty seven there were also many women. They're looking on from a distance instance who had followed Jesus from Galilee ministering to them among those Mary Magdalene and Mary the Mother of James and Joseph and the mother of the sons of Zubeidi from Mark Fifteen there was also there were women looking on from a distance. Among whom were Mary Magdalene Mary. The mother of James The younger and of Joseph and Sally when he was in Galilee they followed him in Minister Mr to him and there were also many other women who came up from Luke twenty three all of his acquaintances in the women who followed him from Galilee stood at a distance watching and then from John Nineteen standing by the cross of Jesus where his mother and his mother sister Mary. The mother Clovis and Mary Magdalene when Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loves standing nearby so does mother woman behold your son then he said to the disciple behold your mother and from that hour the disciple to greatest on this John Writing about what happened to him. This is an eyewitness account from John. We learned that Jesus dying on the Cross told John he had to look after Mary. Why why because Jesus is brothers? Were there. They tried to stage an intervention. They told him to get out of town. They didn't show up for the execution. Mary was there with no immediate family. John The Apostle Sola taking her into her own home and and Jesus died. And if that's all there was we would say this is nonsense. The family would been right but something clearly happened. That's not the end of the story from acts one fourteen. We learned that all these with one accord were devoting themselves to prayer together with the a women and Mary the mother of Jesus and his brothers these are of the apostles. These are James. Joseph Simon and jude the family members. Who tried to seizing the stage? It intervene intervention. The people thought he was nuts. They is family. Knew Him. Best Worrisome Center or jerk. They wouldn't have made up the early church. They were all going to get killed. Look James James became a leader in the early church. Paul called him a pillar of the church coach. Paul traveled to Jerusalem after conversion to meet with the apostles and with James James the brother Jesus Not James The Apostle James the brother of Jesus James The just came to be referred to as Campbell knees because he was on his knees praying so much in fact Paul writing and Galatian says when they saw that I had been entrusted with the Gospel to the uncircumcised. Circumcise that is the gentiles. Just as Peter had been entrusted to the Gospel to the Jews he'd work through Peter for his Apostolic Ministry to the circumcised worked also threw me for mind to the gentiles and James and John who seemed to be pillars perceive. That grace had been given to me they gave the right hand of fellowship to Barnabus in me that we should go to the gentiles and from acts fifteen. All these simply fell salad. They listened to Barbara's and Paul as they related with signs and wonders got done and through them after they finish. Speaking James spoke. He was a member of the church. Paul saw James and Peter Paul. The Guy Jesus had told to go preach to the gentiles went to find Jesus's he's assist brother who had rejected Jesus in life in eight hundred sixty to early church history notes that the local Jews of Jerusalem went to James. They had a problem. They had executed Jesus and yet the city was growing and believers believing that Jesus was the risen Lord and so they they went to James. This is documented in history. They went to the brother of Jesus James the brother of Jesus and said he could testify that Jesus was not God. I mean after all he wouldn't even show up at the execution he wanted nothing to do with the guy. But here's this guy who thought his brother was. The nutter is now a part of the church. He had become so invested in the idea that Jesus was the risen Lord when he writes his book of the Bible James's book of the Bible. He calls himself a serving. Doesn't even identify himself as the brother of Jesus and he tells the Jews he was wrong he was wrong. Jesus was in fact the living living God. Jesus wasn't back the Messiah so enraged. We're we're the the local leaders. They carried to the top of the temple and they threw him off it. He his witnesses say he was proclaiming his brother the risen Lord the whole time and when he didn't die they stoning to death and beating with clubs until he died the whole to battered bruised. Broken bleeding going to die proclaiming. His brother Jesus was lowered the very man he thought was a nutter. He went to his death proclaiming. And as God Jesus Brothers Simon took James's place along the way Jesus brother Jude became a church leader. He was eventually killed by by the Roman state and a purge of Christians a counter mixes whether it was his children or grandchildren. It appears his grandchildren. Were called before the emperor. They testified that their relative Jesus had been talked. uh-huh talking about a return at the last day not an imminent takeover of the empire that he was King in heaven and they were spared for time and then I believe it was Trajan decided to exterminate the remains of Jesus family. They literally the Romans executed every living member of Jesus's earthly family. They all died proclaiming. Jesus is this was alive. Something had to have happened. Paul wrote to the Corinthians that Jesus had appeared to safest into the twelve then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers at one time. Most most of whom are still alive. Hint hint there were eye witnesses at the time. Though summit fall asleep then he appeared to James then to all the apostles. It's really silly to say Jesus didn't exist. There is ample eyewitness historic record. There's more documentary evidence that Jesus existed then socrates eleven of the twelve who followed Jesus were willing to go to the ends of the Earth to proclaim him God. Thomas went all the way to southern India. The Portuguese when they first made it to India were shocked to find Christian churches in southern India. All could trace their roots to to Thomas Thomas. Jesus's brothers became part of the church. They were executed for proclaiming him. Christ the risen Lord the Messiah the man named Jesus not only must have been a pretty spectacularly charismatic person who surrounded himself with charismatic people. All all of whom are willing to be tortured and killed a I guess they were all conman. They were all great liar so I guess because they were all willing to die for a lie the people who knew him were willing to die for. You know my sister's would never call me the risen. Lord they know me. There's no way they would be executed telling me to say in people that I was God odd and yet Jesus actual brothers or first cousins if you're that they were willing to be executed to keep up a lye no and we know this from history for extra biblical history from the same history that tells us Julius Caesar existed from the same history that tells us Niro existed from the same history tells us socrates existed existed. The same history tells us these people rejected him in life and after death said actually he rose again from the dead and really is the Messiah. Clearly something had to happen. Believe by faith in Christ as Lord but understand. Your faith has a foundation foundation of historic evidence behind it. Welcome back zero Erickson here..
"erickson" Discussed on The Erick Erickson Show
"Two Thousand Nineteen playlist. That is all the music you're hearing on this this program you can go check it out So I'm going through the historian city of faith and e by any historic standard. Jesus this was a real human being no credible historian academic historian secular atheist. Agnostic Christian Muslim Jew You name it Disputes that Jesus was historic person. They they may dispute. He was the son of God. They may dispute. He rose again from the dead as Christians. Believe me dispute the Virgin Birth. But they don't dispute. He was the actual historic figure. So why do so many people why. Why do I believe he's God? It's not just by phase you can get there by faith but to get to Jesus as claims about himself. We we need to broach a subject. I so I I need to go there. The Bible claims Jesus had brothers now the council of Constantinople in eighty five fifty three. The Early Church declared that Mary was quote Unquote Ever Virgin and a lot of Christians. uh-huh believe this He wasn't just a Catholic belief. A Protestant leaders like Martin Luther. John Calvin John Wesley Swingley others. They agreed they interpret the references the Bible to Jesus brothers and sisters either Joseph's children from a prior marriage or his first cousins and an extended family Catholics tend to believe it's his first cousins ends in an extended family. I actually believe that They were Jesus's half brothers and sisters from Joseph and Mary's marriage in fact It's very curious that Matthew would say. Mary gave birth to her first born. Son If you look at that in the original Greek is a very clear distinction distinction there that that it suggests Mary did have other children. And so I I really do believe that Jesus had brothers and sisters. It is is not something that's GonNa keep you into heaven or not. It is not something that that Christians need to agree on. There's plenty of evidence that these early families were very close Bought Light That's what I think we need to understand. I think for purposes of this conversation that Jesus brothers and sisters were half brothers and sisters all younger than him I'm from Marian and Joseph But we at least recognized that they were very close members of his family. There are a number of passages in reference to them in the New Testament. Demint and the sense of phrasing is that these were the people who knew Jesus the best. For example mark. Six one through six describes his family this way he went away from from there and came to his hometown and his disciples followed him and on the Sabbath. He began to teach in the synagogue in many. Who heard him were astonished? Saying where did this man get these things. What is the wisdom given to him how our such mighty works done by his hand is not this the carpenter the son of Mary and the brother of James Joseph and Jude and in Simon are not these his sisters Matthew Thirteen fifty three fifty seven Says when Jesus had finished these parables he went away from there and coming to his hometown own. He taught them in the synagogue so they were astonished and said where did this man get his wisdom. These mighty works. Is this not the carpenter. Son is not as mother called Mary or these not his brothers. James Joseph Simon and jude or these not a sisters me and he had we know four brothers James Joseph Simon Judas actually the Bible says we call him jude you for obvious reasons And he had at least two sisters the tradition of the time In that day and age was the oldest son typically received his grandfather's author's name we know that Josephus Father's name was Jacob that Matthew One sixteen tells us some Jacob the father of Joseph the mother of Mary of whom Jesus was born who was called the Christ. James James is the Greek derivative of Jacob. So James would be Joseph's oldest natural son and he would be named for Joseph's father by the traditions of the day and in so we can conclude James Either Joseph's oldest natural son or the oldest son Joseph's own brother if the second son was indeed Joseph Son it would make some MHM since the first son is named after grandfather. The second son is named after Joseph that also explains why there are so many Jacobs James and Judas in the Bible Jacob in particular was was very popular given genesis so Jesus and a family he had brothers and sisters or at least cousins I think family and he had a father unearthly father named Joseph and we should explore all this when we come back..
"erickson" Discussed on The Erick Erickson Show
"Now I got help you if you do. I tell people all the time I I do have a face radio but I have a voice for print but here I am nonetheless nonetheless a across the state of Georgia well on radio. I'm I'm a Christian explicitly so not a good one one but I am one. Eighty eight informs my worldview. I believe there's a heaven and hell. I believe there's a last day I believe that those who are Jesus aside or on the winning team I may be an incurable pessimist. But I'm also quite an optimist because I've read how the book ends it ends with a Pale Horse Johnny cash thing and backup music I'm you know. I'm I'm on the winning team however much I'm a loser. I'm on the winning team. That's what counts and it shapes my worldview and it shapes what I do in in I see the world. Through this lens I see the the rise of for example cultural progressivism Secularism and hostility to faith. That's part of the plan. God's got a plan and my life I have gone through my life to tell you how I got here to. You hearing my voice right now. And it is all part of God's plan and I don't know what the play it is but I know I'm a part of it and I know he's got a role for me to play. He's got a role for you to play and you may not know that whether it is and you may be stuck in feeling stagnant at. You may be in God's waiting room waiting for him to act Y- you know. The Jewish people waited four hundred years in silence between their return. In Christ. We can wait. You can wait. We all need to learn a little patience. Patience doesn't hurt us but I got a plan and I got a role to play will several years ago. I I mean I talk like this on the radio in it rubs some people the wrong way I. I've had complaints from people saying he. He talks about Jesus too much on the radio. And it's who I am. I'm sorry sorry I don't try to do it often except at Christmas and Easter but sometimes it comes in depending on the news of the day but several years ago. I haven't taught this. I started started getting invited to preach at local little churches needing to fill in preacher on a Sunday asking. If I would come in. They heard me talking Jesus or culture or faith on the radio and I said no because I never been to seminary and felt bad doing it so several years ago decided to go work on my M. DIV at reformed theological seminary I'm in a PhD program Southeastern Baptist in Wake Forest. But I what I mentioned it on. Air that You you know okay folks. I'll come preach for now. Been in seminary is the number of those churches reached out and they will what Church are Eunice reformed theological whole reformed four hundred one of those. Well I think the preachers drying his hair that Sunday. I I'm I'm being flippant here but I actually am really serious. I primarily went it to seminary because I was getting asked to preach on Sundays while as a radio show host in Atlanta and these churches followed back up with me when they found out I was going to a seriously seriously academic but reformed seminary there probably not but I stayed in seminary nonetheless. I felt deeply rewarding to be able to check out of politics politics for a little while and and spend time on my faith and my favorite seminary professors from South Carolina Welshman who lives in South Carolina and. He told me one time I was filling in for rush limbaugh and he picked him up from the airport in Atlanta he flies in from South Carolina to teach at artists. And we're driving up to Marietta the campus and he says you know I got people in my church who here you on the radio and the like you and whether you believe it or not you got got a pulpit and given what the Scripture says about preachers leading people astray. You need to be here whether you believe it or not in a Oh I believe him. I do We've all got a role to play. God's got a plan for all of us and honestly I view my role in life is being on radio talking about the topics that some program directors might get mad about or or management or you. The listener might get frustrated with me on occasion. I think letting you know. There's someone out there who believes like you is important poured it because some of you can't say what I can say some of. You can't get away with what I can get away with in some of you think you're alone in secularism in society is designed around around the idea of making you feel isolated and alone and this is the history of Christianity. Frankly the it is why the Romans wanted to take scripture scripture for people you know where the word trader comes from the word traitor comes from the trap doors. The doors were early Christians in the persecutions of the Roman in pyre with trade their scripture for their life. The Romans would come say handed over your word of God and they would handed over Pay Amish to the emperor and they would would be spared and and they were called the editors they traded their scripture for their life and and could they be welcome back into the church is one of the early Fights among Christians of could these people will be forgiven in the answer ultimately was yes they need to repent but they can be forgiven and we get the word trader from it. The Romans knew they needed to take people. Scripture sure way needed to isolate people they need to make people feel they were alone and if they could make you feel alone they could probably get you to reject your faith and we see that in secularism today And not just on the issue of Christianity. We see it on a host of socially conservative issues on on society on on The alphabet gang issues the LGBTQ. I A ATP whatever the Alphabet Gang we we we see it on. These things is forcing people to censor themselves. So I view my role not just to give you the news of the day and analyze it for you and give my opinion for day and primarily. You know what my job is I believe it or not as to entertain you. Maybe I'm not being entertaining right now. My job is to entertain people on the radio. Try to give you the news in an a day. We'll we become morally relativistic this to go on both sides. Both sides have their ultras. You've got your truth. I've got my trudeau as as a Christian. I believe there's an absolute truth. His name is Jesus. And we have an obligation to seek real truth in this world. Faith and I believe that's my job and oftentimes it puts me at odds with my friends because I say you know what what the guy on. The News. Reporter really wasn't fake news. It really west her there. I heard it on some some fake news. No it's it's it's real but my job is also to let people know in addition entertaining. You're you're not alone. You believe that there was a virgin who gave birth to a child. What an absurd thing to believe in yet we do historic evidence for it? We believe this child grew up was was tortured was crucified suffered under Pontius pilot was crucified. Right died was buried descended into hell on the third day he rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty and he will come to judge the quick and the dead we believe. Leave these things and people tell us you crazy. That's not true it's it's anti-science and it's my job to tell people you know what there are two billion billion people on planet earth who believe this. You're in the minority not us even though we don't talk about it but culture is tends to be secular and tries to get us to shut up about this stuff and so I'm very happy to be one of the people who stands up and says these are the things we believe in and so for the next little while I want to delve in an to the things we believe in I find it very important to do this. And my apologies to you if you were looking for raw politics today if you're looking for the headlines of the day if you're looking for detailed analysis of impeachment I'm afraid I'm not doing that today. What I'm doing is reminding people of what we I believe? And why we believe it where it comes from. What the history of it is the facts and figures of faith if you will? I think that's way more important than any of this other stuff. Even if we talk about that way more than we talk about this..
"erickson" Discussed on The Erick Erickson Show
"My career began welcome. Welcome back it. Is Eric Erickson here. The Erik Erikson show across the state of Georgia. Our annual Christmas show I hope you can catch it. I'm here Christmas Eve I I don't like to have a guest host on an ONA make somebody work on Christmas Eve. DON'T WANNA have call screener my producers in Montana So it's me in in Jim. Thank you Jim a here doing work and we will replay this On Christmas as well and I'm just I'm explaining. I know some of you are new to the show. I know some of you are new to listen to me and I just want you get a sense of who I am here and in we're GONNA do fifty thousand foot topics. We're GonNa Talk Theology today. I say in one of the PROMOS. I talk Politics News culture religion and cooking. All the stuff. You're not supposed to talk about but in two thousand six of my trajectory in life kind of change in my focus when my wife life was was misdiagnosed with cancer given six months to live. But you have these talks like you don't have a if you're not GonNa die and then we have. Those talks in my wife told Michigan like I was kind of a catapult in in my job was to put good people good ideas into the conversation and In two thousand nine when she decided to stay at home mom here come the CNN offering me job on TV at CNN. And you know I it to different I talked to different people rush limbaugh and Joe Scarborough at MSNBC. I talked to both of them. Russia's a friend and an Irish at the Hannity who put me in touch with people at Fox but Russian Joe Scarborough both of them who are diametrically opposed on so many things both of them encouraged me to CNN To be a missionary. If you will that there weren't any good conservatives there that I should go there so it did and it was. He was deeply rewarding And while I was there It W macy and making where you're listening to be now on. WNYC by accident. They parted ways with the local host. Oh Stu got it a little bit of trouble and they needed someone to fill it and they reached out the news director at the time reached out. I was on CNN at the time and asked if I could do morning I'd never done radio before Kinney Burgum longtime friend of mine. WHO's at the Georgia farm? Bureau used to be on radio and making. He'll let me fill in for him. One time the day. After Christmas I was a lawyer drove back from my in laws in Carrollton to fill in on the radio and got one phone call in three hours and he was an old man. Upset about the rise is of popularity fake Christmas trees that was that was the only radio experience I had so they put me on and I was there and up in Atlanta. WSB radio they ah let go a guy who was. They were raised in the him up to be. Neil Bortz is replacement for whatever board Scott to be retired. If you knew aborts is and I was on radio radio and making for three months six. Am to nine am. I got paid literally in an expired gift. Certificate outback steakhouse. The only reason I know isn't expired. Gift Certificate is because I took my wife to dinner and wound up having to pay But as luck would have it win. The new guy came. They were looking for a replacement waisman. WSB in Atlanta and the new guy basically got my volunteer position and make it. And I wound up getting his job in Atlanta. Because Herman Cain decided you to run for president and they needed someone they had no bitch and they needed somebody to fill in for for Herman to replace urban and so no. I got really technically hired to replace Herman. Cain who was running for president. And I've I've been on the radio ever since they did not know. It wasn't my job. The the president of the company heard me on the radio AD. Read my website. Red State thought it was my radio show in in and they offered me Herman's job. I didn't tell them I actually had to experience radio till after I got hired and I've been there ever since and so in August of this this year. I got the wild idea of doing a second radio show so I do four.
"erickson" Discussed on The Erick Erickson Show
"Welcome back get his eric. Erickson here the Ericsson show across the state of Georgia telling you my Christmas story really my reason for doing this program every year. The Way I do you it If you're just tuning in He left on a cliffhanger. Did we not My my wife week for Christmas two thousand six is given in six months to live and I get to be the one to tell her because the doctors had to help in the emergency room and then I had to go get my child from daycare and so I go get my daughter who's one from daycare and by the time I make it home. I'm so emotionally exhausted. It's is pouring down rain and I get our at an old beat up. Accurate actually bought from my sister-in-law and I wind up sitting in the mud leaning up against the back passenger tire crying with his one year old. Who has no clue what's going on patting me on the face and all I can go? You're GONNA have no memory of your mother and I finally get up and I guess inside the House and dry us often get her changed in fed and down and I go to my office and just begin to pray A.. And pray and pray and Christian talk about the peace that transcends all understanding I can tell you it's a real thing and his family finally gets there ear In relieves me so I can go back to Christine she. She does not believe. But I gotTa tell you we we have conversations that you don't have unless your spouse dying about my career trajectory and what I should do and should I- remarry in in. Should we move closer to her parents or my parents. Or what do we do and we have those conversations and the things she tells me she says she she used me as a catapult throwing good people and good ideas into the arena not initially me But but but good ideas and good people so that other people can judge those ideas. And that's what I should do with my life and you know well it about ten ten thirty that night. The doctor came in the one who told me my wife. They thought she had six months to live. He says the pathology has come back and they've look at the scan and they don't really know what it is but they don't actually think it's cancer having relooked at it. They don't think that it's cancer. She's GonNa be. She's she's here with me today. She was fine She had a rare condition That they had never seen before the the Mayo Clinic was able to diagnose it Fast forward a few years and she she does have this long issue and she does. She's she's gets a little more sick than most people do when she gets stuff in her lungs and we decide. She should stay at home mom and so she she stays home with the kids. This is two thousand nine now. My Company So the doctor comes in that night tells us that we have really have nothing to worry about how she's going to be fine and the next day is literally the I think the next day literally as in literally My business partners at Red State get a phone call from a group in Washington Eagle publishing. They WANNA buy Red State mean within twenty four hours. y'All put this in perspective within twenty four hours a week before Christmas in in two thousand six I lose my job and my wife is given six months to live and God is does miracles and in that twenty four hour period. I go from losing my wife and job to having my wife and having my job it was A. It was a roller-coaster after a week before Christmas rollercoaster and by two thousand nine. I'm in this job and we we Christie needs to be stay at home mom. She's listed Dr. Laura doctors very insistent on this with your health situation while we just think we got two kids. They'll be stay at home mom. We don't know how we're going to make ends meet mine. I mean I'm on her insurance because in should I would go broke on my company because I would be out of network since I didn't live in DC. And I go to Dillard's and get an application to start selling suits routes. That's what I'm GONNA do. I'M GONNA sell suits on the side at Dillard's and my boss calls from Eagle Publishing and is named Joe and he says you know we realize you. You haven't had a pay raise the entire time you've been here you haven't had a pay raise and we need to give you a pay raise and my pay raise was equal to exactly what Christie was given up in income and within three days a lady from CNN calls she says my name's Michelle. You don't know me but I'm the person who hired you got to come up to New York for MSNBC BACK in two thousand four. I'm at CNN. Now I'd worked for Tim Russert until he died. I met CNN. And I'd like to offer you a job. Does a contributor to CNN and thus I moved into TV in the wild ride of.
"erickson" Discussed on The Erick Erickson Show
"I've had to cut out the music of the lawyers. Make us do it. PODCASTS gas with music get into all sorts of problems so we had to cut out the songs I apologize. I haven't had to do this in the past but now we're being required to do it. Otherwise the podcast gets taken down so there it is but have merry Christmas. You can go on Apple Music Slash W. Ericsson. You can find all the music that I play in the show and get that playlist off apple music by following me at e Eric's now on with the show. Hello and welcome Erick Erickson here. The Erik Erikson show from the North Georgia mountains to the Florida line from the Chattahoochee to the Atlantic Ocean. This is our Christmas special. Yeah I liked to dedicate the holidays Christmas. Mrs Easter for this Christmas Eve Christmas. Good Friday Spending time really on the real stuff that matters and let me tell you why right now you are getting ready or have opened presence We're we're going to just just full disclosure. I'll be honest with you Doing this on Christmas Eve and we're going to rerun this on Christmas. I'm not taking your phone calls because I don't like to have other people working on in Christmas and Christmas eve of a can so not going to take phone calls today And thank you very much to Chris. Birds for filling in for me over the holidays. I don't I don't want those God bless Jim for being here with me and helping me do this But it is important for me not to burden other other people Call screeners producers guests hosts and things like that. So it's me here and I welcome you and I wanNa tell Ellia that right now. This nation is yelling at each other over impeachment. We have spent this year yelling at each other over over all sorts of things. And we're not going to yell at each other today. We're going to the if nothing else. Consider this a radio tie I. I am very blessed with a job I love. I don't consider it a job. I don't consider it work and I feel like I should talk talk about the things that really matter take fifty thousand foot worldview and let you get to know me a little better and I do that. I pause the politics and the daily headlines at Christmas and Easter Play good music oftentimes from local churches You'll hear churches from around Georgia today. In addition to stuff like Andrew Peterson's behold the lamb of God Lauren dagoes. Oh holy night in others But I also WanNa get good Georgia groups as well while we pause and reflect on things that are much more important than daily politics. I I am going for some of you. Who have known me for a while and have listened for awhile? I may sound like a little bit of a broken record here but I have to tell you that life is more important than the politics and the news of the day. And if you listen to talk radio you watch Fox News you watch CNN or MSNBC you can sometimes get distracted by the political fight of the day to my friends who are Republicans. Publican's the truth of the matter is yes on health care. your life was disrupted by Washington. DC and Barack Obama but by and large your. Your life really was not disrupted by Barack Obama in fact it is objectively true there. The economy did begin to turn around. While Barack Obama was president. People did start going back to work although not at the rate that some suggested but your life was not meaningfully affected by Washington. DC and yet your obsessed with Washington DC as are the Democrats listening and the reality is for those of you who are Democrats. Donald trump has not major life. Worse if anything you have more money in your paycheck thanks to his tax cut and his deregulation has increased the economic engine. That did begin under Barack Obama and I realize Republicans don't like to give Barack Obama Credit for helping Get us out of the recession. That began to happen at the end of the Bush administration and I realized Democrats don't like to give Donald Trump credit. This is as political as I'm GonNa get in Mike. Point is this Washington. Never fundamentally changed your life with few exceptions and Washington never will your local government. Will Your School Board. Will Your Mayor Will Your City Council Your County Commission Will Your Water Authority. Will Your state government will vastly more than your federal government and yet we in this country obsess over the politics of Washington. DC and we should be mindful of the fact. I think that Washington by and large really doesn't impact impact us As much and yet we are so obsessed with it and so if anything I I take these days in the Christmas season and on Good Friday to recalibrate the things that really matter our local community matters our local politics matter our our politics and news here in Georgia matter much more than Washington. But there's something else that matters as well and that is your faith in Worldview and your outlook. I know there are people listening right now. Who Do not believe there is a creator? They do not believe that Christ is king they do not share my worldview worldview. I know there are conservatives listening right now who are agnostic or atheist and I know that there are people listening sitting right now who consider themselves Christians and we have theological fundamental theological disagreements but we should would be able at this season to put that aside and focus on the things that matter and I should be able here and now to share with with you my world view the reason I do these things and we can find some common ground. I'm I really genuinely Amei Believer. You're in the idea that whether you are Democrat or Republican whether you're progressive or conservative or Libertarian Whether you believe in got or not were all Americans but we are all whether you accept or not made in the image of the Living God and we should all be able to find things that we share sheeran common outside of politics because politics is become all consuming in this nation and yet politics really isn't the most important thing and I want to tell you I know politics is it the most important thing had I not known it for certain this week in two thousand six. I would have known it for sure. I told the story just a couple of weeks ago on this program for those who are new here for those of you. Who aren't I apologize? The rest of you bear with me here Labor Day two thousand six. It's my wife had a gallbladder attack and they didn't know what it was they sure Simpson's were of a pulmonary embolism and we rushed her to the Er they scandal lungs things. There were was no pulmonary. Embolism they said You got something there doesn't look like it's a big deal. must be your gall. Bladder go to the beach so we went to the beach for Labor Day went down to Gulf shores with her parents and she had emergency surgery while we were at the beach. Now I had taken a the job back in two thousand four. MSNBC had asked me to come up to New York for the end of the Bush Kerry election and blog the election for them as I was the only because they had three liberals and me is the one conservative. Pretty pretty obvious where we're going. That's where actually met Joe Scarborough. We became friends And his staff took me under their wing. They were the only people there who supported George Bush back in two thousand four AT MSNBC BUT One of the lawyers at my law firm now the federal judge down in in middle Georgia she came into it came into my office and he asked me if I knew what the definition of a dumb rear end for those. You have family listening we what a dumb you're in was I said No. He said you said you don't like practicing law go to politics. So within a year I'd left my law AFFIRMA- salad melting down in Macon for those. You know the firm I left Sellin Melton and took a job in Washington commute back and forth three days one week four days the other week for about a year. You're until my friends and I can get red state off the ground during the time. MSNBC had called me asked me to go up to New York. Cover the election by two thousand five. I was running red stateful time. uh-huh quit the job in DC. My Wife said either GonNa kill me kill myself was traveling so much I we. My wife had given birth to our first child and I really have no no strong memory of my daughter her first year because I was gone constantly from Two thousand five August is two thousand five until into two thousand six just had no memory and so I quit that job got a job in Started doing red-state fulltime but then November came around and the Republicans got beat and we were wiped out to to to see and the Revenue Red State with two zero so the week before Christmas In two thousand six my wife finally went in for a follow up from those spots soot in her lungs that they found when they thought she's having a pulmonary embolism and sh- while she was gone. My business partners called me and told me I gotTa go find a new job Outta Outta work and my wife comes home and I go downstairs to tell her. I don't know what we're GONNA do. Were were week before Christmas. And I've got my last paycheck. But she has this look got her face and I knew something was wrong and she came inside and looked at me and she said that they found a blood clot in my jugular vein. I gotta go to the hospital. They're putting me on blood thinner in monetary me in the hospital like goal. This is something so Off She goes. In while she's there that day her doctor Consults with the pulmonologist about the sponsor. Lungs they decide. There's a very rare form of lung cancer that that can present itself with the spots in the lungs and and I should say as a rare for cancers rare form of cancer and ultimately moved to the lungs in its final stage and decided she needed a lung Biopsy so the week before Christmas two thousand six. My wife has a lung biopsy and I'll never forget they call me down a corridor and and they give my wife six months to live the week before Christmas. She's got six months to live. I'm out of a job and I'm about to be a widower a week before Christmas in two thousand six and I had to tell my wife because the doctors there's a it's pouring down rain and making the doctors have to go Tim to the emergency room. There's been a terrible wreck and so I volunteered to be the one to tell Miller she wakes up at. NFC she gets her. She's GonNa die. I have literally looked my wife. Horizon told her she was going to die and then I had to go get our daughter from daycare. That was Christmas in two thousand six..
"erickson" Discussed on The Erick Erickson Show
"By. I have a new terror. I have a new term that we all have to learn learn so you know net roots nation. They had their event in Atlanta last year. That's the big online of <hes> progressive conference. I'll my goodness gracious. <hes> bless their hearts that they they they really take take this whole tolerance diversity inclusion thing seriously and they've got a an inclusion and etiquette page. I got a I. I need to read some of these yet. Look we'll get into Epstein here in a minute. This is just this. This is GonNa make your day. This is the inclusion in etiquette net roots nation disability inclusion. Here are some tips on how to be inclusive of the disability community handicapped has a negative connotation instead use a person with a disability people with disabilities are not suffering or struggling they may be managing and are celebrating their symptoms. Diagnosis suffering is optional and subjective terms like physically challenged in differently abled can be patronizing if appropriate. Note that a person has a physical sensory or mental impairment and leave it at that use person first labels to ensure that people are not labeled with their disability person with a disability instead of disabled person or person who uses a wheelchair sort of wheelchair-bound. Remember people without disabilities are not normal this implies that people with disabilities or abnormal when introduced to a person with a disability it is polite to shake hands. Most people with limited use of their hands or artificial limbs can shake hands if you're not sure let the other person make the first move whereas do not be embarrassed to offer help to someone with a disability but wait until the offer is accepted and instructions are given before proceeding be gracious if you offered to us to assist declined to get a deaf person's attention touch the person lightly wave your hand you some other fiscal sign. If an interpreter is being used speak directly to the deaf person now here's where it gets really funny. We're about to learn a new term. Folks Racism Anti blackness an indigenous erasure exists so commonly in our lives that even the most politically conscious individuals can perpetrate harm. Here are some tips on how to be an ally. I I'm sorry buddy of mine just texted me and said I need to read this in my feminist voice. If if I'M GONNA go through this I need to read this in my feminist voice. I'm sorry Erick Erickson feminist voice deployed racism racism anti blackness and indigenous erasure exists commonly in our lives that even those politically conscious individuals could perpetrate are here are some tips on how to be an ally assume by park by talk people open gets better assume by talk black indigenous people of Color also known as sunkissed people are not available to teach you about their cultures journals and experience without payment stream base so by talk black and digital and people of Color Slash sunkist sunkist I they had it been drinking the soft drink no they've been literally kissed by the Sun. This is the new herb you have to learn and note that they're not able to teach you about their cultures unless you pay them and then there's this remember everything we're doing is on stolen land. In these imposed borders old thousands of distinct indigenous nations nations the indigenous peoples whose land we occupy are still here. They and their culture are not props mascots or novelties. All people who are not why do not have the same experiences struggles history do not buy pox on kissed people into groupings and do not use the positions of what group to challenge the position of another y'all. I ain't making this up notice news. There's though not notice that all people who are not white do not have the same experiences struggles in histories. The presumption is that all people who are white do have the same experiences struggles as how much time with into writing this they it goes on and on and on don't assume the culture of other groups by speaking like them or engage behavior. That's not naturally you would do do that. While efforts to overcome the challenges of oppression across communities are real. It's important to understand that all communities can perpetuate anti blackness including non black people of Color and sunkissed people accept exclusion s people from by pox sunkissed communities have been and continue to be disempowered and art systems they can experience harm in white centered environments in May need to be away from those who you're a been closer to power. Oh My oh and then they have a whole transgender gender non binary inclusion in a by Pan Fluid Queer inclusion feed glossary of a few a few significant against tour of sunkissed away to reference by Puck people that does not center whiteness or colonization. Someone took the time to put this together and it's a real l.. Human being who did it not an insane computer algorithm runamuck if you're just tuning in I just read from you from the inclusion and diversity statement from net roots nation the Progressive Conference. That's coming up in case. You're wondering Oh my goodness learning new terms sunkissed that is a person who's not white but without taking the names used by the colonists use to describe them Holy Moly okay now Jeffrey Epstein Jeffrey Epstein is the billionaire Hedge Fund manager who is friends was all sorts of fringe with Donald Trump. He's friends with Bill Clinton. He's friends with Prince Andrew of the U._k.. <hes> he's friends with other millionaires and billionaires. I tell you you know let me just let let me sum up Jeffrey Epstein this way <hes> Jeffrey Epstein is a super-rich godless person who has used his money to protect himself for years of the chickens are coming home to roost man it. It just reminds me you read the story about Jeffrey Epstein in you know some seventy-three is my favorite song and it just it's it's it's a SAF is writing about the rich God of the prosperity of the wicked he writes about this describes the prosperity of the wicked they have no struggles their bodies are healthy and strong. They're free from common human burdens. They're not plagued by human ills. Pride is their necklace they clo- themselves with violence there callous hearts from their callous hearts come iniquity. They're evil. Imaginations have no limits they scoff and speak with malice with arrogance they threaten oppression their mouths lay claim to heaven and their tongues tape position of the Earth therefore there people turn to them and drink waters and abundance they say how would God does the most. I know anything that is what the lick wicked are like always free of care they go on amassing wealth and on and on it goes and then he realizes that of course that this is the best they'll ever have it that they're destined for an eternity of suffering and misery so this if anything is a small grace from God <hes> that that they're able to thrive in this world because they really want in the next and that's Jeffrey Epstein Jeffrey Epstein Epstein has his for years surrounded himself with powerful by using his money. He's provided people according to the allegations underage girls to have their way with do sexually abuse and traffic in and federal prosecutors. <hes> James Comey's daughter is going to be the federal prosecutor prosecuting him and he will probably through the files through the seizures. It looks like he kept pictures documents. There will probably be a lot of people exposed in what what I find so atrocious at. This point of the politics is everything period in our American psyche right now is that Democrats are cheering on the fact that Republicans may be indicted. Republicans are cheering on the fact that Democrats may be adopted. We should be cheering on the fact that anyone anyone who did anything with Jeffrey ABC's indicted but we should also mourned that we live in a world where people like this are propped up in can use their power and influence to gain protection. It's very clear he used his money to be able to negotiate his way out of certain certain prosecutions or to get better deals for prosecutors. One of whom is Secretary Kosta in the trump administration appears to be one of the prosecutors who cut him a deal now people close to a cost to say the reason he did it is because they didn't have sufficient evidence he didn't think to be able. To prosecute the crimes at the time that people claimed could be prosecuted so they were able to cut a deal there had to cut a deal but this guy hopefully will take a lot of other people down with him. You can expect the media though to sensationalize ties ice to president trump because Epstein trump had a connection there were friends trump at one point commented that Epstein liked young girls and knew that was going to get him in trouble one day F seen also had close friendship with Bill Clinton Democrats are happy to throw him under the bus these days <hes> they'll make it more salacious because of the trump connection which you're probably not going to see Donald Trump get indicted for any of this stuff although the media much like with the Russians stole the election to help trump stuff. They'll do their best to make it sound like he's going to be. That's just not going to happen though but this guy himself self should be buried under.
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"I think i just saw telemarketer on the gulf screen door how is it eight hundred number popped up goodness gracious welcome it's eric erickson here the phone number here if you wanna be a part of the program so marketers four oh four eight seven two zero seven five zero one eight hundred wsb talk as i mentioned earlier i mean i'm i'm some would be flippant about bernie marcus but i'm glad to take his money help sponsored this conference now with a this extra security we're gonna have to do dude or a vip in the presidential blue piping and draping and stuff that comes with it but if you've got a business you in a profile yuna set up a vendor booths there's something that the research together we've got space now we think we're gonna have it a we we would love to have view and promote promotes you're a business or nonprofit he will cost obviously a for the floor space seventy five hundred dollars but we're happy to take it in you'd be helping us in you would be able to advertise and whatnot but a win win for all of us they're gonna be tons of people there a just reach out to us eric at the resurgent dot com have you talk about it we have so much more this evening that we have to talk about including the anti fa situation in portland oregon here here's the thing you need to begin with who are the v fascists who were the fascists we had be proud boy march a you know the the lawn chairs tiki torch you idiots in charlottesville virginia but i don't see this this fascist movement regularly on display in in america mr eric from we have donald trump in the white house what more do you need actual facts fascists where were they actual fascist i i rarely see people i see couple idiots marching a in a bunch of old white dudes in polo shirts with tiki torches in charlottesville but i don't see some organized sustained movement but i do within chief up meaning chief has largely taken over law enforcement in portland oregon the police there are deeply upset about it and are now more and more speaking out the mayor is the police commissioner an has ordered the police in oregon in portland oregon the stand aside in a private citizens are being harassed in their businesses targeted and shaking down by anti fa you know get ted cruz saying it even the federal government needs to get involved with what's going on they're so a journalist was attacked yesterday and it is fascinating to watch a bunch of blue checkmark individuals on social media who call themselves journalists who have been outraged by the president's calling the press the enemy of the people in now what's tabby they're defending anti fa for beating up a journalist because he's not there kind of journalist is just a very interesting dynamic there we need to explore this and i wanna walk you're back through some of the dynamics of the media in their handling of in overtime i am here until seven o'clock tonight as well we've got a lot of stuff to cover tonight we also need covered jay johnson this is only now hitting the wires jay johnson is brock obama's secretary of homeland security he is defending donald trump's processing of children into detention facilities along the border and the left is losing their mind over obama's homeland security be cheap defending the trump administration i actually got the audio of it and we will play that for you when we come back here on wsb.
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"Barrick Erickson. The full number four zero four eight seven two zero seven five zero one eight hundred. W S B talk. Let us go to the phones. Destined in Dunwoody. You're going to be up. I welcome. Are you? Good are. You aren't you. Hey your, your comment about it being or both of the consistent conspiracy theory in regards to all the immigrants coming over not being that. And it's largely humanitarian issue over there. It's south of the border, it's political, but for actually what's happening at the border, that there is a humanitarian issue. Humanitarian issue got the border. I was okay. So it may be slightly different than what you're saying. But it a, a portion of this, that really needs to be understood from the aspect of what's happening in those countries. And I know this, because my wife works directly with a lot of these folks these immigrants that come in my wife's from Puerto Rico. She does a lot of work with them. And the stories that these folks are being told down in these countries about how easy it is to just come over and fed up home over here. They are totally being lied to and it's groups that are putting large groups of people together in order to ship them over. They charge enormous sums of money over there to, to, to put them into caravans. Or what have you, yet you now, now doesn't hang on a second, because we do have to we got a bifurcated.