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A highlight from The Economic Impact of Business Owner Outmigration
"It seems like our local GOP leadership, well, I'm not gonna say the conservatives, but the constitutionalists, they don't really care about the community. You never see community initiatives or outreach. And the Democrats and the socialists have that locked down. I mean, as much as there's crime and there's this and that, they're still out in the community kind of giving back. I mean, Mark Poloncarz was just at the Grider Street Community Center a week or so ago, giving out free hot dogs. And unfortunately, that's what people, the voters, the Democrat voters who do outnumber us, that's what they see. It's like instant gratification and they forget everything that's been done. And how do you defeat that? ["Oh, Whoa, Whoa, Whoa, Whoa, Whoa, Whoa, Whoa, Whoa, Whoa"] Hey, welcome back. Mike Lomas, Glenn Wiggle actually taking off, Ron Rheinstein in with me. We've got a special guest on the live line here. We'll talk a little bit about what happened last night. Erie County stuck on stupid again. The pain, the pain. Nationwide though, just not Erie County. Yeah, we're going to talk to an optimist in a little bit who's a workhorse here in Erie County, Nancy Ortecelli. But I got to be honest, I texted her this morning. I'm like, I feel like drinking. And it's like seven o 'clock in the morning. Can we take a personal day? Can we take a personal day? You're just so beat up. I mean, it's just, you know, it's like, you have to ask yourself, how could these people be this dumb? Well, how could you be this dumb? And it's not even rhetorical. Everything you've touched has turned to shit and you continue to vote for the same exact shit. It's just unreal. Because here's, this is just from a sleepless knife yesterday into today. People that left the cities, they're just like, I got to get away from the crime. I got to get away from the poverty, all the above. And their shitty voting has metastasized like a cancer in the suburbs. And it just keeps going and going and going. Well, they don't show up. That's what's so frustrating. Well, there's also that. I mean, you look at the numbers and it's like, how in the world do you not show up? I'm actually going through my phone yesterday. I'm saying, don't forget to vote. Don't forget to vote. Who's on the ballot? That's what I've got to think about. Like, how could you be that freaking stupid? I know. But the other, I mean, even if you look at an area where I grew up in Chictawaga and yes, the demographic has changed substantially since I left in 1998, but for the fact of the matter of the third world that has been imported, the taxes, the last county executive or not, the supervisor, she hammered two increases on the property assessments. It's back to back. Highest taxes in the country. And on top of that, the last one, because she's, again, the politicians, how they're just full of shit. Oh, that's our bad. You know, we're not even, well, maybe up for a second. Oh, we're not going to do another reassessment for two years and then literally the next year, here comes the next increase and all our bad, but we won't do it again. However, you got to pay. Yeah, sorry about that. And that's, and you look at the votes that were cast for supervisor. And I mean, again, how close it was and it'll go to recount. That's it? That's the amount of people that voted? Yeah, well, the GFP didn't do anything with absentee ballots there. So it'll go the other way. Before I forget, download our app, search Financial Guys Media in your app store and be sure to click notifications so you don't miss our weekly media drops. So don't forget about our app. Let me introduce Nancy Oreticelli. I was able to grab her. I know she's extremely busy. Nancy, what is your title today? Besides a miss of everything. I don't know, like, what is your exact title? You're everywhere, you know, constitution coalition, all this stuff. What is your, do you have a title? I mean, Antifa has called me a lot of things. So I know I work for an assemblyman, for assemblyman David DiPietro. I am on the executive board of the Erie County conservatives. I do, I'm the president of the constitutional coalition of New York state. So yeah, I do a lot of things. So that's who I am. I just, I believe in freedom and liberty and no matter what it looks like, I'm not a person who gives up and talking to a couple of people this morning, they're like, why do you sound so happy? I was like, well, I'm used to this. This is how it is here in Erie County. It's nothing new. It's not like - I know, you'd think all of us between the political environment here and then the bills and sabers, we'd be used to disappointment, right? We're like, let's roll out of that. Like, all right, I get it. Let me ask you, let's start out with the county executive race. I mean, what happened there? You know, you can't, first of all, he's literally, the cops are showing up because he's restraining a woman. We had people die in a storm because of his mismanagement. We had a record amount of businesses closed because of the way he handled COVID, right? I mean, you can't ask. And then he drops off all these illegal immigrants. They, 13 out of 50 of them get arrested and brought it up on charges. They destroy a hotel. I mean, it's like, okay, maybe you're not happy with Chrissy, but boy, you have to be some kind of a mental midget to say that's a good - And crimes on the rise. And crimes on the rise, record number. We don't want to enforce laws. Here's your appearance ticket. Yeah, number two in the entire country for Carstola. Number one is our neighbor Rochester. Number two, so what the heck happened? So people are misinformed. And it's like you just said, when you called and texted people and they said, who's on the ballot? Nobody cares anymore because it seems like our local GOP leadership are, well, I'm not gonna say the conservatives, but the constitutionalists, they don't really care about the community. You never see community initiatives or outreach. And the Democrats and the socialists have that locked down. I mean, as much as there's crime and there's this and that, they're still out in the community kind of giving back. I mean, polling cars was just at the Grider Street Community Center a week or so ago, giving out free hot dogs. And unfortunately, that's what people, the voters, the Democrat voters who do outnumber us, that's what they see. It's like instant gratification and they forget everything that's been done. And how do you defeat that? And I think the GOP needs to get out in the community more. I mean, they've had their get out the vote rallies that of consisted maybe 20 to 25 committee members. It wasn't the community. Do you know what I'm saying? And they don't - No, I get it. I was gonna say, but how - Nothing beats a good sailing hot dog. Yeah, here's your meat cylinder, go vote for four years and more tyranny. It's true, it's true. Well, that's, you're right. But the thing is, is, but then you take it a step further. You go fill up your car, holy shit, part of my life. That's even higher than it was a month ago. You go to the grocery store and our household, we do okay. But every time, between my wife, myself, and our two kids, and here's four bags, that was 300 bucks. Daughter, oldest daughter and my wife were down in Tennessee last week. My daughter was looking at the possibility of University of Tennessee. And she says to me, she said, "'Dad, do you know gas is a dollar a gallon cheaper there?' So I went through this whole thing about, you know, it's taxes. She's like, you're kidding me, just taxes. I said, yep, yep, that's the difference, difference between one state and the other. And every time somebody puts gas in their tank, it's an extra 30, 40 bucks here, as opposed to down there. So - So that's you and that's me, but that's not the urban voters. The urban voters are in poverty because of Democrat policies. But yeah, it's still vote that way. But they still vote that way because they'll come and give you free stuff a few times a year. They'll give you hot dogs. They'll give you backpacks. They'll give you this and that. A lot of them maybe don't have vehicles to fill up. Do you know what I'm saying? That's a fair point. But it's, you know what? Now that we're talking, Nancy, that also works against us too. I mean, we are top 10 in the country in poverty. Yeah, top three, I think. Per capita. Yeah, the city of Buffalo is, I think, two or three. Here's the, you know, our fair city. To your point, and I think you mentioned this, you know, the GOP will run on reducing the taxes. And Nancy, you said, these people don't pay taxes. That's true. That's not a problem for them, right? Although it is funny when you interview some of them, they actually think they do. They'll say, well, it's not fair. We're paying our fair share. Like, now you don't pay any federal taxes, and you don't pay any state taxes. If you look at it, and this isn't to be negative, but, and again, money's money. And let's just say they make $50 ,000, they're married filing joint. With your standard deduction, you're probably, you have $25 ,000 maybe in taxes total. Yeah, well, most of them. But that's what I'm just saying. And then you're probably getting a real fund. That's right. Most of them are public assistance. That's right. Talk about the women vote. I mean, you know, you look at other places, other parts of the country, and the women have really rallied together to really change things. And it just, you know, last night, I was really hoping that like town of Amherst, town of Cheektowaga, the women would step up and say, okay, we've got a guy who's clearly, you know, he's abused women. He's threatened a process server, a female process server that he's going to shoot her. And then the cops are showing up. I mean, well, I would think the moms would say, and it's amazing to me, I'm watching his speech last night, I'm thinking all these hypocrite Democrats, they're all, oh, believe the women, believe the women, unless it's a Democrat that can shove the left -wing agenda down your throat, then we don't believe them. So here's my take, two points I want to make. You know, talking about the women vote, I had a phone call the other week and somebody, it was actually Stephon, and he said, do you know a strong woman leader in Western New York who could do calls for Chrissy? And I was like, no, do you? I don't know any woman. There is no strong woman. I said, what about Lynn Dixon? They already had her. And I had thought about it. Mike, you probably remember a few years ago, I came to visit you. I wanted to start a women's group, but the coalition took off. And you know, if there's any women out there, women who would like to start a women's group, I'll help. I mean, I can't run it, but I'll help to get strong women elected. But there isn't. And then you have Moms for Liberty here in Erie County, but for some reason, the GOP will not unite with the grassroots organizations. Moms for Liberty have been phenomenal across the nation because the establishment has partnered with them. I don't know why they won't do it here. I don't get it. And if you would just unite, and it's the same issue with the conservatives and the Republicans, it's no secret we are outnumbered by Democrats. And so what happens with the conservatives and the Republicans who should be working together? The Republicans try to take over the legislature seat that was supposed to be conservative. You know, it was supposed to go to Lindsay Larrigo and they fought it with Jim Malcheski. I like Jim Malcheski and Lindsay Larrigo. They're both great people, but the GOP spent so much money on that primary that they had nothing to give to Chrissy to get her name out during this election because nobody knew who Chrissy was. And then they tried to do a party takeover in Evans where they switched a bunch of Democrats to conservatives, the GOP there did, to try to take over that party. And Ralph Larrigo did a lawsuit and the lawsuit is not finished yet, but the GOP candidate lost miserably. So they're focusing on things that should be uniting us, but they're dividing us instead of uniting. Look at West Connecticut and Lancaster. Those towns won amazingly for their town boards because the conservative committees and the Republican committees there are united and they work together. And I don't understand what the whole issue was with the Republicans trying to take out the conservatives this summer. It was baffling to me. So instead of focusing on Mark polling cars, you're gonna try to take a legacy away from a conservative candidate that it was already in the bag for them. You're gonna focus on a fight that was already a constitutionally minded candidate that was in there. It was a given, what a waste of resources and what a waste of time. That's a shame. Yeah, that's a shame. Absolutely. Well, the financial guys are here to help. I'd like to get you on the radio as well. We'll find that, hopefully we can find a strong female. That's what we need. You need the female vote. I mean, last night, the female vote shows up because Mark had been called, accused of holding a woman, I don't know, hostage or whatever. I mean, holding against her will, but they didn't show up. And they're like, God, that's so frustrating. The last thing before I let you go, the frustrating part to me and folks like Ron is we're in the business community, right? And so we're constantly getting involved. We're constantly trying to do our part. And sometimes I feel guilty because I look at somebody like you and I'm like, oh, I feel like a slug. But yeah, like, oh man, I really do. But the business community, I am just at awe this morning that they didn't show up at all. I mean, at all. How many restaurants did Mark destroy during COVID? How many gyms did he destroy? Now, some of these folks were strong enough to make it through, but I'm gonna be honest with you. If I owned a restaurant, I am never forgetting that. Now, I might be a little bit different of an animal because his picture and Gal Bernstein's picture would be on the front door and there would be a message that says, hey, if you're these people and you're walking in, do not bother, right? I mean, that's where I would be. But I get it. Some of these folks say, well, you know, I don't wanna be that aggressive. Okay, could you send Christie a hundred bucks? Could you put a sign out front of the restaurant to say, hey, just saying, I mean, like, not one. Well, that was the fault of the GOP, that they don't know how to fundraise. They really don't. And like I said before, their fundraisers consisted of just their own committee members. The public doesn't want anything to do with the GOP because the GOP has alienated them. Now, Michael Crocker is a good guy. I've met him. I've worked with him. He's really good, but he's got a lot to fix from the previous leadership. And yeah, I wouldn't want that job. I know. I know. You know what? It's funny you said that because I was talking to Glenn about it and Glenn's like, oh, they needed this. The hardest part about that is so many people have left. When you look at, and I'll say for America, I think it's a great thing, right? I mean, Florida is gaining delegates. New York is losing delegates. Florida had a $21 billion surplus. New York is going to go bankrupt at some point. I don't know when, but the math doesn't work, right? You cannot have the, and the 25 % of people that have left, they're all the top taxpayers, right? They're the ones paying the bills. Mike, this all sounds racist. Stop. That's right. Math is racist. But I mean, that's, even if the people that leave and, you know, from clients and friends and family that are in these Southern states, they still care, but they got up and left. Oh yeah. I mean, it's just - Well, they're not voting, right? They're not participating. Even if voting, but like, even if they've sent a check, like you said to Chrissy, but that's just the whole thing. They're gone. They're gone. I know, but you have, for the people, and I guess maybe this is where my deficiency comes with this, is that I'm like occupying common sense, I guess, way too much. But how the hell do people, again, you look at this, this sobering statistics or drive around the area, what the hell is coming here? Nothing. What is leaving here? A lot. A lot. What is beneficial that is derived from low -T polling cars? Let's just go over the last five years, the scandemic. How many people were affected by that? And how many businesses were lost? How many people, again, how many people have been Vax injured? Because, well, I can't go to the Bills game or the Sabres game, but seriously, I'm gonna roll up my sleeve. You were able to see the playoffs wave, but now you got my old car died. Or, again, my employer's forcing me, because this shit bag in City Hall is following crime wave Kathy, or Andrew, I killed your grandmother, Cuomo. Then you take it further. How many people died in nursing homes alone? One of my best friend's sister died in a hospital alone. Why is that, you may ask? Oh, because she tested positive for the Wuhan sniffles. Yes, I know. And these stories are out there. Yeah, I know. And yet there is zero messaging. And this is from Chrissy. This is from the GOP. This is from any Republican candidate that you can absolutely, and again, voting aside, fundraising aside, but if you got that message out there, debt would resonate. You need money to do that. You do, which is fair. And you need lots of it. I said from day one, I said for Chrissy to win, she probably needs a million bucks. And I think that's a fair number. And I think she got a total of about 150 ,000 from the business community. She was well, well, well underfunded. And I don't know, I was down there last night, I don't know if you got a chance to see her speech last night, but you could tell she cared. There was a few conservatives are sending messages, oh, she can't cry. I'm like, bullshit, she can't cry. She can do whatever she wants to do. You have the stones to step up. Then I was able to see her in the hallway before I said, Chrissy, that she's like, oh man, I feel like a failure. I said, Chrissy, I said, there's a million people in this freaking town, a million people. Do you know who was the only one that stepped up against this piece of shit, Mark Poloncarz? You. So don't let anybody ever tell you that you shouldn't do what you wanna do. There are so many armchair quarterbacks that oh, I should have done this, should have done that. I'm like, Chrissy, you're the only one. Guess what? Mike Lomas could have ran. I could have ran. I could have signed up. I didn't. Now - I feel like I told you to.
A highlight from The Decline of Critical Thinking in Education
"All of this just screams that there's a void of leadership, right? There's a void of leadership in our federal government. So things happening across this country and across the world, when America used to be the strongest leader in the world, and the things happening now are because of the void of leadership under this Biden presidency, the void of leadership in states like New York and California and Illinois, cries for defunding the police. That's what has led to all of this. Welcome to another Financial Guys podcast. I'm Mike Hayflick, along with my partner, Mike Speraza. Mike, it is Election Day. We've been waiting and waiting and waiting. And here it is, November 7th. I will say it's a big day, especially here in Erie County. I do want to say, Mike, kudos to you. We used to have some really good bloopers on intros coming into the podcast, and we haven't had one in a while. You've been on your game for like two years straight. We first started this. We would used to do a couple of reboots, you and I. But we've had a good run with the start of the podcast. Old pros, right? We are old pros now. We should pull some of those out. Those are actually fun. Maybe we'll do that. We'll do a little blooper reel of a podcast someday. There's probably some with Mike and Glenn, too. I'm there's sure often some fun stuff happening before we actually record or during recordings. But, yeah. So, Mike, I want to definitely spend some time today on the importance of voting and how people will vote here in Erie County. I mean, one of the things I'd say about that and I'll pick up more on that later. Everyone always wonders, what can I do? I'm only one person. Nothing. You know, I can't make a difference. You know, you hear all the excuses. And honestly, I just give so much credit to like Mike and Glenn. Mike is sending out texts saying, tell your mother, your father, your brothers, your sisters, your aunts, your uncles, your nephews, your nieces, your cousins. Tell them to get out and vote. Like, we have to spread the word. We can't all believe that we can't make a difference because we can. We'll talk a little bit more about that shortly. But, Mike, first, war rages on in Gaza and calls for a ceasefire persist from the left. They just can't acknowledge that these bad guys, these terrorists, these savages all in Hamas have to be eradicated. Yeah. I mean, this is this is a pretty wild revelation for me, to be honest. We've talked about this on this show and our morning show a few times now. But I really I'm kind of at a loss. Right. I mean, you've said it. You know, if Pearl Harbor went and happened right, if America just said, oops, they didn't mean it, you know, what are we supposed to do? You know, if 9 -11 happened in America and said, oh, no big deal. I mean, that's that's what this sounds like. And this idea of ceasefire, Glenn said it when he came on the radio show Saturday, Mike, before you were on the show. He said he goes, people don't realize Hamas has been shooting bombs into Israel for like last three decades. You don't hear AOC talking about that. You don't hear Talib talking about that. There wasn't a call for ceasefire when they were doing that. Right. And that's the part that that to me is is pretty sickening. Like, again, I'm not saying I want America involved in the war. Let me just stress that. I'm not saying put our troops on the ground. I'm saying Israel has every right to do what they feel is right to get Hamas out of their neighboring countries, to get the Lebanese forces that are terrorists out of their neighboring countries. Like, I have no problem with that. I would do this if Canada was this way and we knew there were known terrorist cells in Canada shooting rockets at America. We wouldn't put up with that for 10 seconds, Mike, not one bomb, not one bomb. And we put up with that for no. And there's an Israeli defense system called the Iron Dome. Now, if anyone's listening or listens sometime after today, Tuesday, November 7th, we have never proclaimed to be Middle Eastern experts. OK, I will never proclaim to be that I don't want to be a Middle Eastern expert, but I'll tell you what, if I'm living 10 miles away from some group who just randomly will shoot missiles to try to destroy the group that I'm part of and me, I think we have a right to say those people have to be eradicated. We've got to get rid of them. I mean, I don't I don't know how people can be so dismissive and be so ignorant of that fact. And Mike, look at evil happens. It's happened for millions of years. Right. We can even go back just to 100. We had an Adolf Hitler, right? There were innocent Germans that died in World War Two because of the evilness of, you know, Adolf Hitler. Benito Mussolini, same war, right, was an evil dictator in Italy. Right. Innocent Italians died. I'm an Italian. Innocent Italians died because of the evil of their leader. This and it's terrible. And I hope that no, you know, innocent Palestinian or innocent Israeli dies, just like I hoped that no innocent Russian or innocent Ukrainian would die. But this is what happens when evil happens. There are innocent bystanders to that. That doesn't mean, though, that you can just say, well, we can't let anything happen. So we're just going to let these Hamas terrorists kill our innocent people like it just doesn't work like that. No. And here here are Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini says that he expressed strong regret over the crimes of the Zionist regime. So this is still the stuff you hear from Iran's leader going to talk to Hamas's leaders, going to talk to Hezbollah. I mean, they believe they have every right to eradicate the Jews from this earth. And they are justified in doing what they did on October 7th, one month ago. They have they have no regard for that as as being evil. They think it's completely justified because Jews should not exist. The Israeli state should not exist.
"erie" Discussed on The Financial Guys
"Anyone can run for the presidency. And I think more than 20 people actually registered in New Hampshire. You pay a thousand bucks, you can run for president. I mean, here's a little interesting tidbit, Mike. Interesting tidbit about Buffalo, New York and Buffalo politics. Jimmy Griffin ran in the New Hampshire presidential primary in the general election in 1992. Jimmy, that was when I was born. And you know who his campaign manager was? Dr. Kevin Hardwick. Okay. The same Kevin Hardwick that is our Erie County comptroller. Jimmy Griffin paid the amount of money to run the New Hampshire primary. And I actually think he had a headquarters and he came in sixth. So an interesting story. He came in sixth place. I mean, Bill Clinton came in like third, I think. I think Paul Songus, I'm going from everywhere. I think Paul Songus, the native son won that primary in 92 and Bill Clinton came in third and that's where they call him the comeback kid. But nobody paid attention to Jimmy Griffin coming in sixth place in New Hampshire. But yeah, anybody, you spend a thousand bucks now, you get on the ballot. So tell Lomas and Wiggle to spot you a thousand bucks or, I don't know, take the beer and pop cans out of the financial guys and let's get on the ballot. Let's go. I'll go write Stefan Mihailu's name. You can run for us. Yeah, you can't spell it though. Oh, I know now. I've spelled it enough. I know now. We work together too. Stefan, one final words here about Krista Casilia, about TVVake, whatever you want to finish without what you have the last word here. Well, all politics is local, so I'll talk about the race for Erie County Executive. The choice is so clear this year, folks. Career politicians have killed our community. Career politicians have killed Erie County in New York State. Mark Polancarz is a career politician. He's been in countywide office since 2005. You have paid his paycheck since 2005. And the reason why he's begging for one more term, because he probably wants to hit that 20 years so that he gets a lifetime pension that you're all going to pay for. Mark Polancarz welcomed migrants with open arms, and they committed horrific sexual assaults and accused of rape against a woman who was violently raped, accused of in front of a three-year-old child. Mark Polancarz is accused of domestic violence, of putting his hands on women. It's time for a change. Krista Casilia can do the job. She's ready for the job. She's going to make a great county executive, mom, business owner. She is the choice on election day. Thank you, Stefan. Folks, you can do this throughout the week. 833-FinGuys. Don't forget about our three podcasts, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, and our morning show Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 815 to 830. Your 15-minute morning brief. Download the Financial Guys app. We have an app now out on any Android, Apple Store, Google Store, whatever it is, the Financial Guys app. And we will have a live radio show again Saturday, Saturday 1 to 3 p.m. on WBEN and WHAM. Folks, thanks for joining us, and we will see you next Thursday. Ladies and gentlemen, distinguished guests, and my fellow citizens, America's comeback starts right now.
"erie" Discussed on The Financial Guys
"Does Robert Kennedy Jr. have any bearing on the Vivek Ramaswamy campaign? I meant to ask that earlier. But you see some of these polls coming out now. Biden's got the edge a little bit in certain polls over Trump with Robert Kennedy in the race. Does that put any fear in Team Vivek because he'll take votes potentially from the conservative side as well? Not at all. If Vivek Ramaswamy, and we believe he's going to be the GOP nominee in 2024, you're going to see a Reagan-like landslide like we saw in 1980 over Jimmy Carter. I mean, think about that comparison. Vivek Ramaswamy, a business owner, political outsider, going against Joe Biden. And God bless him, but if Joe Biden were our respective great uncle, he'd be in a nursing home right now. He's a hollowed out hoss who's basically being controlled by the managerial class. He's not running the White House. He's not really the commander in chief. And so you will see a 1980 type landslide if Vivek, and we believe he will be the nominee, as far as Robert Kennedy is concerned, we play offense, not defense. We've got a very thorough game plan for Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina. And we are just executing that plan regardless of who throws her hat in the ring on the Democratic side. And how does that work? Sorry, I'm adding to my question. How does that work with him, Robert Kennedy, as an independent in those caucuses in the New Hampshire state? Is he on the ballot like everybody else would be in those? Or does he only go to the general? Well, it's my understanding that if he's going to run as an independent, then he can basically pull a Ross Perot and get enough valid signatures to appear on ballots in every state in the country and then run in the general election if he's going to run as an independent. I mean, he's technically, obviously, he's a lifelong Democrat, but you know what? God bless him.
"erie" Discussed on The Financial Guys
"What are some of the differences, and again, I know we have clips, we're going to talk through a few things that Chrissy has said, an ad that we're going to play as well, but what are some of the big differences other than some of the ones that we know about with potentially allegedly assaulting somebody? What are the big differences policy-wise between these two people? I have two daughters and there's moms all over Erie County that are extremely concerned about the very serious and ugly allegations that a girlfriend of Mark Poloncarz made in a police report. Chrissy Casilio was very blunt in the debate saying, look, if you're supposed to believe all women, you're either calling this woman accusing you of domestic abuse, of lying, or you did it. So if I'm a woman, a mom, a grandmother, when it comes to filling in that bubble and voting for Mark Poloncarz, it's a very serious allegation of domestic violence. And I think that angers especially women voters across Erie County. Mark Poloncarz is the one that basically said that we were all despicable, that we were morally repugnant for protesting the fact that he was welcoming migrants here to Erie County with open arms. And so what did he do? He brought them here and one is accused of sexually assaulting a hotel worker. The other is accused of raping violently a woman in front of a three-year-old child. So at the end of the day, you have to ask yourself, do we trust career politician hothead who's accused of putting his hands on women, threatening to shoot a female process server, and bring migrants here that are committing crimes and making our communities unsafe? You know, it's time for a change as a career politician. Chrissy Casilio is ready for the job. She can do the job. And I think it's going to be a very close race and I think she wins in a squeaker. In terms of, we're going to get to the ad after this last question, what, what needs to or what, what areas of importance, I think people out there need to know that stuff on people that are out there saying to themselves, and I hear this all the time, yeah, it's a blue area. I don't need to vote. My vote doesn't matter. What is your, what is your point to that? The whole race or county executive is going to come down to Cheetahauga. And there's a lot of Democrats who are very unhappy with the fact that migrants are crawling all over their community, accused of committing crimes. People didn't feel safe in their neighborhoods. And Mark Poloncarz took the concerns of migrants over hardworking taxpayers of Erie County. So if you see a very heavy turnout in Cheetahauga, and on the flip side, a very low turnout in the city of Buffalo, because for the most part, there aren't that many competitive races in the city of Buffalo, I think Chrissy Casilio is going to surprise a lot of people on election night. But it's going to come down to three towns, Cheetahauga, Cheetahauga, and Cheetahauga. I thought you were going to name other ones. You didn't there. He stuck with the same one. Stefan, I'll let you, you talk a little bit. You have an ad that you brought to us today, and I want to talk a little bit about that. So I'll let you tee that up. Yeah, this is public information. It was over the airwaves, and this is why the Poloncarz administration and his campaign is scrambling and they're petrified. They never saw this coming. There supposedly is an outside group that's raising money and raising resources, significant resources, that put a lot of money behind a campaign commercial that highlighted the fact that Mark Poloncarz said, migrants, come on in, let's go to Cheetahauga. They were fully vetted, and of course they were not, and one migrant is accused of raping a woman in front of a three-year-old, and here's that ad. Jesus Guzman Bermudez, accused of raping a woman in an Erie County hotel room. Set here, thanks to liberals' program to let illegal immigrants roam free. Mark Poloncarz welcomed them, calling common-sense measures to deal with the crisis morally repugnant. Poloncarz failed judgment, put our community at risk, made us less safe. Mark Poloncarz, dangerous, untrustworthy, not up for the job. Paid for by Our Town PAC. So that ad, you cannot turn on the TV in Erie County without seeing that campaign commercial. And since it's an outside group, the rules are far different than a campaign. A campaign, you're limited by your donors, but with an outside entity like that, whether it's a super PAC or it's called an IE independent expenditure, you can basically raise boatloads of unlimited money, and the Poloncarz campaign never saw it coming. And so I think there's panic within the Poloncarz campaign of, uh-oh, this might stick and it might hit him hard in Chicahauga. Yeah, and obviously, kudos to the people doing that, Stefan, because we need change. In Erie County, we don't really have much choice anymore. Mark Poloncarz says to Stefan, I've heard this line from him, I'm only going to do this for four more years. This would be my last term. I don't think we have it. I don't think we have four more years in this county. The thought of it scares me. Just like I don't think we have four more years with a Democrat president, Stefan. We're past that point. We just can't do it anymore. I think it's bizarre. It's almost like begging, like, please, folks, I know I've been in office in 2005. I'm a career politician. I beg you. It's almost like you're throwing yourself at voters saying, I promise if you vote for me now, I'll never run again. That's just not a winning strategy for any campaign, whether you're a Democrat or Republican. Think about the logic of that. Hey, folks, I've been in office for almost 20 years. I'm a career politician. I promise I'll never do this again if you vote for me right now. What kind of message is that? It reeks of desperation. It's almost like a Hail Mary pass to say, yeah, focus on that. Focus on the fact that, yeah, I'm a career politician, but I promise I'm never running again. Don't focus on the very serious allegations of domestic violence. I'm accused of putting my hand and hands violently on a woman. Focus on the fact that I'm a career politician, but I promise not to run again, but ignore the migrants that I brought to all over Erie County and especially the town of Cheetah Wauga who committed heinous, horrific crimes, accused of those horrific crimes against women. So it's just a bizarre campaign strategy that whether you're a Republican or Democrat, I'd be like, what the hell are you doing? Why are you saying that? And at the end of the day, I don't care if you're a Democrat or Republican, have career politicians done our region well? No. So why on earth would we continue to vote for a career politician in the race for county executive? It's time for a change and people can make that change on November 7th with Chrissy Casilio. Let's talk a little bit about that debate last week. There were two of them. There was one two weeks ago, I believe it was with the St. Joe's debate. They do that every cycle. And then there was also the Channel 4, WIVB, whatever channel it was on debate. Your thoughts overall of that debate as a whole, and then we'll get into some segments of it. I thought Chrissy was phenomenal. Remember, she's not a politician. She's a mom and a small business owner and has never been in a political debate before. So knowing that, I thought she did great. I am heavily involved, obviously, with the Vivek Ramaswamy campaign, and especially when it comes to the GOP presidential debates. I know debates well, and you've got to create a moment. And we're going to play this clip right now where we talked about the allegations, very serious ones, of horrific domestic violence by Mark Polancarz on a woman. And I thought Chrissy Casilio just landed a massive punch to Mark Polancarz's jaw on the issue of domestic violence. Let's take a listen. Yes. I'm actually wearing my domestic violence awareness pen today because it is actually very important to talk about domestic violence. Governor Kathy Hochul today talked about the importance of domestic violence, but somebody that hasn't talked about domestic violence at all this month is my opponent, Mark Polancarz. Lynn Dixon four years ago said that you are a bully, but you are far worse because you put your hands on women, and that is unacceptable. And a police report is a credible document, and it is a legal document. So you are either saying that the woman that is accusing you of doing this is lying, or you are simply not taking responsibility for your actions, and you should be ashamed. It was just a brilliant line mentioning Lynn Dixon that four years ago, and Lynn Dixon saying, and I remember that, I was there, saying, Mark Polancarz, you're a bully. And Chrissy Casilio was like, no, you're worse. You're worse than a bully. You are accused of domestic violence, and Mark Polancarz couldn't say a word. He had to take it, and she just knocked him and beat him down, metaphorically, of course, unlike what he's accused of, when it comes to just having a very memorable debate line. And so I think she landed some very solid punches on Polancarz about the blizzard. I mean, almost 50 people died on his watch. And what was Mark Polancarz doing the days before the blizzard? He was joking on social media, hey, name the blizzard and name some snowplows. He didn't take it seriously. And then when it was dangerous and deadly, what did he do? He picked a fight with Byron Brown. Instead of solving the problem and clearing our streets and saving lives, Mark Polancarz picked a fight with Byron Brown, and people died. And Chrissy Casilio mentioned that numerous times in the debate at St. Joe's and at WIVB. She landed very tough-as-nails punches on Mark Polancarz about the migrant issue. And then, as we just heard, the very serious allegations of domestic violence against Mark Polancarz. So from Chrissy Casilio's perspective, mission accomplished. You know, there were no major mistakes. She landed phenomenal punches. At the end of the day, she's not a politician. She's a mom, a wife, and a small business owner, and I think she did great. So before we get into, if we have any other clips, so before I get into this, so how do, and Stefan, we can talk about, well, in a little bit we will, but the presidential race, but how do these politicians on the left get away with this stuff? They go after, you know, other people that do these same things, whether it be domestic abuse, whether it be voting issues, whether it be, whatever, pick an issue that they claim, you know, that Republicans do or that people they don't like do. They do the same things and then they never have to answer for it. What do they do? They just shut down there and go like this, like Mark Polancarz does, doesn't say a word about it, moves on. How do we, how does that happen? I just don't get it. It's a complicit media and it's not the same media that I started in the business in 1993. You know, you go back to, you know, the gold standard really of journalism and asking tough questions. That's Buffalo's own Tim Russert. And look, we all knew that he worked for Daniel Patrick Moynihan, the famous Democratic Senator and for Mario Cuomo. We all knew that Tim Russert was a Democrat, but you would have never have known it the way he answered and hammered politicians, both Republicans and Democrats. He was an equal opportunity hammer. And he was someone that I looked up to as an aspiring journalist. Now all bets are off. You know, it is not a level playing field for Republicans and conservatives, especially at the national level. So Democrats can get away with it because there's a complicit media who are basically, you know, using the media as their own personal mouthpiece. And they're never held accountable. You know, it drove me crazy when I was an elected official, when it comes to how media treated very unfairly Republicans compared to Democrats. But what are we going to do? You know, we can't change the media. They exist. That's just the hand that we're dealt. So what do we have to do? We have to go out there and win elections, period. You know, we can complain about it until the cows come home. It's not going to make a lick of difference. We just got to go out there and win races, starting with the big one this year with Chrissy Castiglio for county executive. Do we have any other clips lined up stuff on from that debate? I know there was a couple of things she mentioned. And I mean, I'll say this. I think I think she has done a really nice job of understanding what Erie County wants. And I think that's where we need to focus on the most is do you want status quo and what it's been for 20 years, like you said, of of constant letdown. Right. Whether it be winter storms, whether it be covid, it doesn't matter what we've had constant letdown after constant letdown after constant letdown. Or do you want somebody that understands the people of Erie County, understands the Buffalo mentality and change? And I think the answer is you should want Chrissy Castiglio. I don't care what side of the aisle you're on. You should want change and want someone who cares about the people of Buffalo. That's my opinion. Yeah. And I'm speaking directly now to mothers, grandmothers, aunts, women across Erie County. You know, I'm married. I have four children, two boys and two girls. And it's appalling. It's appalling the domestic violence accusations that were made against Mark Poloncarz. He's not married. He doesn't have kids. He has no idea what it means to be in a healthy marriage, to be a father. He has no idea what the struggles are when it comes to families and children. And so I'm speaking directly to every single mother and grandmother and woman in Erie County. The domestic violence allegations against Mark Poloncarz are incredibly serious. They're scary. And so for that alone, that disqualifies him from public office in my very humble opinion. So when you're going to the ballot box on November 7th, just think long and hard about your daughters, you know, all the women in your family and about that serious allegation of domestic violence. If you live in Cheektowaga, think about the migrants that were crawling all over your community that Mark Poloncarz opened the gate and welcome them in. And I think that is a fundamental difference because in this election, I've never seen a more clear and concise difference in two candidates. You know, if you've got single Mark Poloncarz, whose only, I guess, successful relationship is himself and playing his guitar in his basement or his bedroom in the dark on Saturday night at two in the morning. He has no idea what it takes to raise a family, to be a father. And he's accused of putting his hands on women. That's really serious. Now, look at the stark difference with Chrissy Casilio. She's a mom. She's a wife. She has kids. As a business owner, she signed the front of a check and the back of a check. She knows exactly what it means to make payroll. She knows and feels the struggle of business owners across Erie County. So at the end of the day, do you want a career politician who's accused of very serious domestic violence and who brought migrants here who are accused of raping women in front of a three-year-old child? Or do you want the fresh face, a change, a new start, a brighter future, and Chrissy Casilio, a mom, a wife, a small business owner who is ready and can do the job? Before I get into Team Vivek, I will say I'll speak to business owners out there. Remember who the people were that were excited to shut your business down and excited to walk into your business and be happy turning your lights off and taking your money from you, because that is one thing that stuck with me over. There's a lot of things, obviously, Stefan, that's happened over the last three, five, 10, 20 years with them. But that one, to me, the joy that this administration and the state of New York got in walking in your business and bringing a sheet of paper to say you're getting shut down, that's sickening as a business owner to me, that's sickening. And I want everybody out there to remember that the joy they got as they ate steaks and as they bought food for themselves and as they made overtime. That's what we got as business owners. A happy, see you later, tough break. That's a really good point. I mean, think about if you're a parent or grandparent across Erie County and your grandchild or your son or your daughter plays sports, especially hockey, Mark Poloncar shut down every single rink. He threatened multiple rinks and said you cannot even play sports. Keep your kids at home. No athletics. And what was he doing? He was out playing ice hockey with his mates, as he said. I caught him. We caught him and made national news. What was he doing about social distancing and threatening businesses with fines and masks? And then what is he doing? He's boozing it up with his buddies on the golf course while all of us are suffering at home and businesses were being destroyed. So think about that, folks, and let that really sink in, especially anyone who owns a business or somebody in your family owns a business. Mark Poloncar is the one that shut them down. And he's the one that gave all of his political appointees hundreds of thousands of dollars in overtime. It's never happened before in Erie County. Dr. Overtime, Dr. Gail Burstein, hundreds of thousands of dollars to the point where she was making almost as much as Dr. Anthony Fauci and more than the Vice President of the United States. So let that sink in, folks. Right now, you are struggling to put gas in your car and food on your table. And when businesses are being shut down by Mark Poloncar, what was he doing? He was lining the pockets of all of his political friends and family, boosting their pension that you're all paying for. It is time for a change on November 7th. We got to fill in that bubble and vote for Chrissy Castillo. We'll talk about that one last minute at the end of the show. But let's talk about Team Vivek for a second. So we are now, I think they said today, 75 days away from Iowa, I believe. It's moving. Time is moving right now. I know it's close. It's interesting. When I was at the campaign from the very beginning in February and I did all the advance work when Vivek announced on Tucker Carlson when he was on Fox, and I remember looking at polling at the very beginning, and it wasn't even a number, Mike. It was a hash mark. It was 0.0% in the polls. And Vivek rose, and he's up there amongst the top tier candidates. The Vice, think about it this way, Vivek Ramaswamy is in the race for the President of the United States, and the former Vice President dropped out. And I think it speaks volumes about Vivek Ramaswamy, a business owner and political outsider, what kind of candidate he is. But there's a lot of runway between now and the Iowa caucus. There's a lot of runway between now and the New Hampshire primary. Roughly around this time, Mike, Ben Carson was leading all the polls in the Iowa caucus, and Ted Cruz was way at the bottom of the pack. And who won the 2016 Iowa caucus? Ted Cruz. Go to 2012, three weeks before the Iowa caucus in 2012. Rick Santorum was at 5% in the polls, and he won the Iowa caucus. John McCain actually came in fourth place in the Iowa caucus. And who wound up being the GOP nominee that year? John McCain. So there's a lot of runway left, regardless of where candidates are positioned in the New Hampshire primary and Iowa caucus. I think Vivek's going to do really well, but he's in it for the long haul, and he's in it to win it. What is the path for someone like, and I'm going to use this, Vivek Ramaswamy, Ron DeSantis, because obviously there still is a gap there, right? There's a big, large gap between Trump and the rest of the candidates. What is the play, Stefan, to get somebody else other than Trump on that ballot? Because, again, I agree with you, there's the Iowa caucus, there's New Hampshire, there's South Carolina, there's a lot of things to go in there. But what is it that gets somebody else other than Trump as the nominee at this point with the lead that he still has? Well, when it comes to Vivek Ramaswamy, slow and steady wins the race. It's that simple. He's in it to win it. All he has to do is continue talking about his America First agenda, whether it's the war in Israel and keeping America out of World War III or securing our own border. Slow and steady wins the race, and he's just being very consistent visiting Iowa, visiting New Hampshire, and he's talking to voters one on one while other candidates are not going to certain states like a Chris Christie. Or right now, even Donald Trump is, unfortunately, he's forced to basically be in a courtroom right now, and it's not fair. Vivek says all the time he thinks Donald Trump was the best president of this century, he speaks the world of him, and he just wants to build on that America First 2.0 and take it to the next level. All these other candidates though, other than Donald Trump and other than Vivek Ramaswamy, all these other candidates have burned through in their super PACs and their puppet masters, their super PACs, burned through millions upon millions of dollars, and it didn't move the needle for them at all. And here's Vivek Ramaswamy, business owner, political outsider, totally new to politics. You know who his biggest donor is? Vivek Ramaswamy. So you got all these other candidates, these warmongers who basically want to send our kids to war to line their own pockets, strings are being pulled by their super PAC puppet masters, and right now the only two candidates who are true outsiders and true business owners are Donald Trump and Vivek Ramaswamy. All the rest are career politicians who basically want to get us into World War III. And why, Mike? No different than the Iraq war. They want to line their own pockets. Let that sink in when it comes to the race for the presidency, especially when it comes to these caucuses. It's quite the train I hear behind you there. It sounds like a busy train over there. It's the Ramaswamy revolution coming your way, barreling through all of your towns. There you go. Let me ask you about the debate coming up, because I think it's what, next week the debate? A week from Wednesday? Yeah, I will be there. Wednesday in Miami. I will be there. So let's talk about that, because I believe Vivek made a comment a couple weeks ago about not necessarily wanting to do that debate if the debate stage was too big. And I agree with him. I think it was him that said that. Is that a first date with him? Yeah, I mean, up until this week, Vivek was still making a decision whether or not he was even going to go to the third debate. The first one, I thought, Vivek hands down, Vivek won. He really just owned those career politicians. And the second debate was just such a mess that it was very difficult for candidates like Vivek Ramaswamy to really cut through the moderators, the infighting. And so I think you're going to see a much more disciplined third debate. Have they told us how many are on that stage? Do we know that number yet? We do not. I know Mike Pence won't be there. And obviously Donald Trump has already said he's having a competing rally at the time. But Vivek Ramaswamy is going to be there. And he's just going to talk about his America first agenda, keeping us out of World War III and destroying the deep state. You can only be an outsider once, and Vivek is the one that said from day one he's going to use the military to secure the border and bomb cartels. Gut, 75% of the federal bureaucracy. And you're going to hear, I think, a lot on foreign policy because Israel is just such a huge topic right now in the world, in media. So I think you're going to hear a lot about foreign policy in this third debate. Tell us a little bit in closing here about the timeline now. Again, I know we talked about 75 days till Iowa. But tell our listeners how this works now. Because you got Iowa, that I believe is it New Hampshire after that? What is the timeline now? The Iowa caucus, first in the nation primary, which is New Hampshire and then South Carolina. And then not long after, it's going to be Super Tuesday with multiple states across the country. And so again, we mentioned less than 80 days to the Iowa caucus and basically three months to New Hampshire. I mean, three weeks is an eternity in presidential politics. So there's a lot of time. There's a lot of runway. Vivek Ramaswamy is going to keep campaigning really hard. He's spending a ton of time in New Hampshire, Iowa, South Carolina. And I think it's going to pay off.
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"Here's the taxpayers, just like, well, as long as I can have my little bat blue, and I can go watch the bills. Well, wait till you start getting price out of that. Don't don't get involved. I'm amazed at the amount of people that bitch about things but actually do nothing to get involved to help right. Alrighty, welcome back. Mike Lomas, Ron Rheinstein in studio with us today. Well, hopefully, as always, we'll just pop around and go over. We're actually going to talk a little bit of economics too, but the place where money meets politics. And if you need us throughout the week, folks, 833 -FIN -GUYS. Ron, where do you want to start? You put together a bunch of stuff here. We can talk about the economy, GDP numbers. According to the Democrats, everything is hunky -dory. It's great. Sunshine and roses. Sunshine and roses. Although there's still snow on the ground. I know. There is snow on the ground. That was a little bit depressing. My kids were happy. Like, oh my god, it's so pretty. Yeah, when we were driving back from Wilson with Halloween for our kids, excuse me, you just start to see that I'm like, yeah, that's not rain. And then I think by the time I took the dog out for the last time, I was like a little bit after 10, I'm like, yeah, that's... Well, you're right on the border with me. Yeah, where you get pounded. Yeah, usually it's funny because usually the officer, we get very little. None. Well, I would say none, but not much. No, not even close to the soutouts. Not like what we get. Yeah, but I think everybody got a little bit of dusting. Yeah, no, I mean, as you look at the economy and where, you know, they're all high -fiving, popping bottles of champagne and, you know, the U .S. GDP, according to their figures, rose by 4 .9 percent. The, you know, also exceeding expectations of 4 .5. But yet, if you look around, folks just, not even just in western New York, but just overall, where savings are in decline, inflation has not slowed, contrary to what these maniacs are going to claim. Disposable personal income, again, according to their data, contracted by 1 percent, which isn't good. Yeah, yeah. And the biggest driver of this GDP growth has been government spending. Well, government spending, and I think we forget about the rebound of COVID. Yeah, I mean, we literally destroyed the economy. All kinds of businesses and some of these business owners that you and I work with on a daily basis are still trying to struggle to get back, which means they're, you know, some of these business owners that got into, hey, I worked 60, 70 hours, I got my restaurant to where I thought it needed to be, I could take a little time back, you know, maybe I'm back to 40 hours a week or spending some time with family. They are now back to 70, 80 hours a week, struggling to try to make up for the extra loans they had to take out to survive and that means more risk, more, so when I see, oh boy, the economy is like, well, yeah, a huge part of that, a huge part of that is these business owners trying to rebuild from COVID. And you even, driving around, this is Monday night, I was, I got home a little bit later, the amount of restaurants, like, because I don't know, like, I went a different route than I normally did when on my way home, but there's a lot of places still closed. Oh yeah, for sure. It's not a seven -day work week. No. With restaurants, other businesses. Well, we measure success here in Erie County by if something opens. We don't actually look at the overall picture and say, okay, are we growing? Like, let's compare it to, I don't know, Florida. Yeah. Where there are very few vacant properties. They can't build fast enough. No, they can't build fast enough. That's exactly right. And interstates are expanding because I know you guys are on the east coast and for, god, I can't believe I'm saying this now, but like for over 30 years, my family's been on the west coast. And when you take 70, or when we took 75 back 30 years ago, it was a two -lane interstate in each direction. Now, every time we go down there again, because we have family friends that are down there, I have, you know, relatives that are in Sanibel, so you still take 75 when you fly to Tampa, they keep adding lanes. They keep growing the interstate. Why is that? Yeah, well, millions of people relocating for freedom, by the way, for freedom. For freedom. So many clients are like, you know, I don't really like the heat in the summer, but boy, I do like the fact that the, you know, the feeling of, hey, if another COVID was to hit, if the Chinese decided to stir up another flu, I don't feel like I'm going to lose my business. I don't feel like I'm going to lose my freedom. Yeah, I don't need to show my jab card to exist in society. Yeah, no, and by the way, another young girl died the other day. I got 33.
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"Well, all politics is local, so I'll talk about the race for Erie County Executive. The choice is so clear this year, folks. Career politicians have killed our community. Career politicians have killed Erie County in New York State. Mark Polancarz is a career politician. He's been in countywide office since 2005. You have paid his paycheck since 2005. Ladies and gentlemen, distinguished guests, and my fellow citizens, America's comeback starts right now. From the land of the free and the brave, I love my country, they can't take that away. All right, welcome back Financial Guys podcast. Mike Sbarrozza in studio today with another exclusive interview. Vivek Ramaswamy is Deputy Communications Director. Stefan Mihailu joining us. Not to talk about that today, though. We have a big race coming up here in Western New York, Erie County especially. Erie County Executive, Ray Stefan, big week ahead next Tuesday, November, is that 7th, Stefan? November 7th? Yeah, I would just strongly encourage as many Republicans as possible to get to the polls. If you're a woman voter who's not very happy about Mark Polancarz putting his hands on women, if you live in Cheektowaga and you're not happy about Mark Polancarz welcoming migrants with open arms who in turn then are accused of raping a woman in front of a three-year-old child, then Chrissy Casilio is your person, but it is. Tuesday, November 7th, election day, get out there and vote. Before we get into some clips and whatnot that we have, Stefan, let's talk a little bit about this race and what it means for Erie County. For those out there who don't know a ton about the Erie County Executive position, can you break that down? You were involved with this type of role, you were the comptroller, but you dealt with the Erie County Executive. Can you tell people a little bit about what that role is? Yeah, it's an important job and it's one that I think Chrissy Casilio is ready for. She's a mom, a small business owner, she's been involved in the community for many years and she's exactly what the county needs right now, not a career politician to become the chief executive officer of Erie County. She's ready and she can do the job and do it well. That position is almost like the executive branch. If you want to think of Washington D.C. and how the president then would be the chief executive or the county executive and the legislature would be like Congress, the county executive is in charge of proposing a budget. That budget is then sent to the legislature and they either modify or approve as is or make changes, but there's important decisions to be made. County parks, the sheriff's office, our libraries, and most important are roads. Those are a lot of the responsibilities of the county executive, so it's a big job and it's one that Chrissy is ready for. You've got to remember, Mark Poloncarz has been in office countywide since I believe 2005, almost 20 years. So I always ask, are we better off with career politicians running the show or a mom and a business owner like Chrissy Casilio? I did early vote and I voted for Chrissy Casilio.
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"Well, all politics is local, so I'll talk about the race for Erie County Executive. The choice is so clear this year, folks. Career politicians have killed our community. Career politicians have killed Erie County in New York State. Mark Polancarz is a career politician. He's been in countywide office since 2005. You have paid his paycheck since 2005. Ladies and gentlemen, distinguished guests, and my fellow citizens, America's comeback starts now. right From the land of the free and the brave, I love my country, they can't take that away. All right, welcome back Financial Guys podcast. Mike Sbarrozza in studio today with another exclusive interview. Vivek Ramaswamy is Deputy Communications Director. Stefan Mihailu joining us. Not to talk about that today, though. We have a big race coming up here in Western New York, Erie County especially. Erie County Executive, Ray Stefan, big week ahead next Tuesday, November, is that 7th, Stefan? November 7th? Yeah, I would just strongly encourage as many Republicans as possible to get to the polls. If you're a woman voter who's not very happy about Mark Polancarz putting his hands on women, if you live in Cheektowaga and you're not happy about Mark Polancarz welcoming migrants with open arms who in turn then are accused of raping a woman in front of a three -year -old child, then Chrissy Casilio is your person, but it is. Tuesday, November 7th, election day, get out there and vote. Before we get into some clips and whatnot that we have, Stefan, let's talk a little bit about this race and what it means for Erie County. For those out there who don't know a ton about the Erie County Executive position, can you break that down? You were involved with this type of role, you were the comptroller, but you dealt with the Erie County Executive. Can you tell people a little bit about what that role is? Yeah, it's an important job and it's one that I think Chrissy Casilio is ready for. She's a mom, a small business owner, she's been involved in the community for many years and she's exactly what the county needs right now, not a career politician to become the chief executive officer of Erie County. She's ready and she can do the job and do it well. That position is almost like the executive branch. If you want to think of Washington D .C. and how the president then would be the chief executive or the county executive and the legislature would be like Congress, the county executive is in charge of proposing a budget. That budget is then sent to the legislature and they either modify or approve as is or make changes, but there's important decisions to be made. County parks, the sheriff's office, our libraries, and most important are roads. Those are a lot of the responsibilities of the county executive, so it's a big job and it's one that Chrissy is ready for. You've got to remember, Mark Poloncarz has been in office countywide since I believe 2005, almost 20 years. So I always ask, are we better off with career politicians running the show or a mom and a business owner like Chrissy Casilio? I did early vote and I voted for Chrissy Casilio.
A highlight from Lack of Journalistic Scrutiny: Government Spending and Accountability
"You're supposed to be qualified now to be in government, right? That is just the opposite of what our founding fathers wanted. They didn't want qualified people. We don't need people in government for 40 years. That's the problem. Alrighty, welcome back. Mike Lobez -Kornweghel is then taking today off, Ryan Ronstein in studio with me today and having a little fun. We'll be all over the place. We've got to talk a little bit about the debate today. You did not listen to it. I know you've seen clips of it. You didn't watch it, I should say. Not start to finish. I figured I shouldn't have my son drown in the bathtub. This will be good because you'll get an opportunity to hear some of this. We will never make it through the whole debate. We're going to be here 45, 50 minutes, but we'll make it through some of the good parts before we get there, though. Bill Stadium, I sent this to you. Bill Stadium Community Inclusion Task Force cuts first public meeting short. They have an inclusion task force. Of course, instead of hiring the brightest and the best, we're going to try to make sure we hire people of certain color to get the... We can't have too many crackers. That's right. We can't have that. Just Mayor as Pee -Wee was saying on one of his road trips through, I think it was Detroit, when one of the interstate systems leading people out of Detroit, for obvious reasons, too many white people were building this. Who gives a shit? How about the best people? The best people should be building. People, first of all, about 70, 60 ,000 people are going to sit in this thing, right? I don't care whether you're black or you're blue or you're white or yellow, green. I don't care what color you are. Just be the most qualified person for the job. The best part is they ended this early because the media came in. Okay, so what's the big deal? What are you hiding? If you want this all -inclusive deal, I mean, first of all, the taxpayers are paying for it. So white taxpayers, black taxpayers, we're all paying for it. We should have access to these meetings. The minute the media came in, they said, nope, we're done. We're done. The report that came out, or you know what, let me retract it, didn't come out for low T Poland cars is complete ineptness back in January, or I should say December with the storm. I'm not going to release it. No. Who paid for it? Right. And while the mainstream media, they're more worried about, oh my gosh, we've got to make sure we include this. Never asking any questions. Never asking any questions about this. I mean, there is enough material. If you're an actual journalist, an actual journalist in this town, there's enough material for the next 75 years. Of just all the boondoggles, of all the, just for Christ sakes, you could spend years on the complete pissing away of money on main street. Oh yeah. Right. Right. Right. And it'd go all the way back to the start of that project, the present day. Where's one journalist, by the way, that just goes through the budget. Remember the old school folks? They would do that. They'd show up at city hall. Line by line. They'd do a flyer request. They'd go line by line, like, why are you spending, you know, $7 ,000 on ribeye steaks for everybody? You know, like, do we have that in this town? There's none of that anymore. They could care less. The left wing agenda is here. It's strong. Well, the other part of that too, though, it's, it's a community mindset where I don't care that my taxes keep going up. My cost of living keeps going up as long as the bills have a new stadium. Everything's copacetic. Yeah. Well, we'll get into the debate, but my favorite is like, well, I negotiated a great deal for the taxpayers. Um, and, but they, they forget to talk about inflation and what's going on out there. And I love the fact that it's like, well, we know we're, we're, we're, this is all we're going to spend. Give me a break. There's not one person with a brain in Erie County that thinks that this project's not going to come in way over budget, that Erie County's not going to be on the hook for millions and millions of dollars. They already are over budget. We don't even have, there's just a hole in the ground and there are $300 million over budget. And as I was going to say, you probably see all the billboards, you know, as we go to the sabers games, they're on the, the one 90 about the gas tax and other gas tax going back up. Yeah. That didn't get brought up yesterday. And it really, I thought it needed to, you know, these debates are, but to, to give the moderators credit, they sort of didn't let him get off, uh, off, off the topic, but there's only so much time. Yeah. Correct. And we'll get into that. Um, this is another one. This is Trump. Uh, the Trump derangement system is true out there, but it's funny because even CNN now is starting to go, gee boy, you know, like maybe I wonder maybe the CNN people are filling up their cars going, I've had enough of this. Let's yeah. Have you ever watched a CNN host hold back tears and say, Trump was right. What's this? Glenn Kessler from the Washington Post had a fact check about Joe Biden from earlier this month. Um, noting that Hunter Biden admitted in court in July that he was in fact paid substantial sums from Chinese companies. Kessler wrote Hunter Biden reported nearly 2 .4 million in income in 2017, 2 .2 million in income in 2018, 2 .4 and 2 .2, two years in a row from a crackhead. This is what he reported, right? This is why people are so frustrated when you hear, Oh, well you don't, but Trump broke the law, blah, blah, blah. Trump broke the law. Trump, first of all, he didn't, they can't prove that he broke the law. Every every from Bill Clinton, everybody's got documents, right? They were in the garage next to the, uh, his Corvette Corvette. Yeah. But they use strong adhesive tape, Mike. That's right. That's right. That'll see it. That'll stop someone. So we have them admit, we have Hunter admitting, look at, I got 2 million plus dollars two years in a row from the Chinese. Isn't this the same scumbag that couldn't pay child support either? Yeah. Still not paying child support. Yeah. The Biden family just said, Oh, that's not our baby. Right. In fact, I think they fought. So the last name's not theirs. Yeah. Nice people. Nice people. This is amazing. This is why, by the way, Donald Trump is winning. It's not the Santas or Vivec or that they're doing a bad job. It's that the American people are so disgusted with the attempt to try to interfere with this election and say, okay, we're going to go after you. We're going to use the government's resources to go after you. But Oh, by the way, the Biden family, Oh, $2 million a year to a crackhead. No problem. Not a problem at all. Not a problem at all. We'll finish this up.
A highlight from Unveiling the Allure of PK Lures with Curt Reeff
"Fish on! Hey, Radcast is on! And welcome to the show, Mr. Jim Zumbo. Gentlemen, I am pleased to be here and I use that term loosely when I say gentlemen. Al Winder. Just want to welcome you to the show. Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to hang out with us on a podcast for a little bit. Hey, I'm looking forward to it. Nothing makes me happier than you'd be talking about. Hailing from Wisconsin, Janna Waller. Thanks so much for having me. It's Radcast. Hunting, fishing, and everything in between. Powered by Bowspider. Brought to you by PK Lures and High Mountain Seasonings. And now, here's your hosts, Patrick Edwards and David Merrow. Welcome to another episode of Radcast Outdoors. I'm one of your hosts, Patrick Edwards. And I'm David Merrow. It's good to be back in the studio and today we're because we get to have one of our sponsors on the show technically too because you're here as well. We get to have one of our sponsors on the show and of course one of my favorites just because I love the fishing side so much. So, Curt Reef, owner of PK Lures, welcome to the podcast, man. Hey, guys. It's always exciting to follow what PK Lures is doing because they're always innovating. Pat O 'Grady and the team that Curt has, they're always coming up with ideas and they're testing out things to help you catch more and bigger fish, which is one of the reasons I use PKs all the time. I'm a bigger fly fisherman. I always have been ever since I was young, but I have no problem picking up a rod and reel. I have no problem putting on bait. I have no problem grabbing a rifle when it's rifle season even though I'm a bow hunter, right? I don't discriminate. However, there's a couple rivers here in Wyoming that I tried fly fishing and tried fly fishing and asked the locals and asked the guides and asked the shops and got the flies and beat that water up and Patrick takes me down there and we throw a PK on and I'm killing some big trout, big fish, and having a blast doing it. He's working on converting me to typically the rod and reel and the fly rod now are always in the truck. And they're both great, but it is really cool. PK is always doing some cool stuff and I have a long history with PK, but still I got to say one of my favorites is the flutter fish. I catch fish everywhere on that thing. And guys ask me, me personally, friends, listeners of the show, and they, specifically the other two sponsors, which is High Mountain Seasoning and PK, they're like, you're paid to use it. You're paid to talk about it. You really like it. I'm like, I've told them several times. If I wasn't affiliated with him, I'd be using High Mountain Seasoning and just seeing the difference in putting any PK on, especially the Red Dot Glow, wherever we go, charge that thing up with a flashlight and catch some walleye at night. It's a blast. Yeah, exactly. So Kurt, it's really cool to have you on the show. Thanks again for sponsoring the show. We certainly love our PKs and we're using them quite often because we like to get out on the water. We're transitioning into that hard water season and PK has been known for a long time for the ice fishing gear. And so I was just wanting to have you on to talk about what's new and what's coming. But first, I think it's really cool for our audience to get to know you a little bit. So Kurt, tell us a little bit about where you're from and how you got into fishing. Yeah, I don't know. I'm a redneck country guy from North Dakota. I don't like being indoors. I got to be outside. That's what got me into this stuff. I graduated from this area. I'm out of Lytton, North Dakota. We're just north of the South Dakota state line. We are located on the waters of Lake Oahe. It's the heart of the Missouri River. It goes from down to the Mississippi. There's Lake Oahe, Lake Francis, Lake Sharp that all look up to it. We fish a lot of like structure, a little bit of everything. And right now there's still a good live bait like going on. These fish that we are targeting right now on the Lake Oahe portion are starting their fall migration from south of Mole Ridge down by Akaska, here in South Dakota. They start to transition to move up north around this mark where they're going to spawn next spring. We just did a big fishing tournament here on the Missouri called the Big Muddy. That was about two weeks ago. From then until now fishing has changed. There's been a good bite around the River Bay here. This last week there's been a ton of boats out. People are getting out. I'm looking to get down next Monday just to test out some different stuff and see what's going on. But if these fish keep migrating north, ice fish should be great. But yeah, I've got a construction business on the side that we do roofing gutters and siding. And as I spend my winters off, that's what got me going into PK. I met Pat here a couple of years ago. We took him up to Lake Whip and I was looking to do something as an investment I wanted to do. I had some ideas I to wanted do. And I ran him by Pat. I'm looking at maybe getting out of there. So we worked out a deal within a week or two. I basically bought the company. But from then PK started in 2009. Pat did a great job with it. He didn't have a lot of social media, internet skills. It was all basically word of mouth. Whatever he did, it was just word of mouth. I got into it and I'm not much better than Pat. I don't know a whole lot about computers and stuff, but we've been just testing out some new stuff. We started that ice fishing company. I fished the National Walleye tour competitively in the summertime. This year I got busy with my other job so I didn't get to do the whole schedule. I'm looking forward to doing the whole schedule at the end of the next year. We start out in Lake Erie and I'm actually going out there here in a couple of weeks to test out some new products. Now I really get an head start on pre -fishing. I'm just going to get out and do one more big open water trip, I guess. I'm going to be meeting my dad and brother out there. We're That's awesome. Sounds like a lot of fun. And one of the things that I've always enjoyed over the years is seeing some of the ideas that Pat has come up with. And I know you two collaborate quite a bit and Tim Jenny and all the guys. I'm like, what are we going to come up with next? It's going to be the new big thing. And I know the Ridge Rattler has been an important part of my arsenal over the last year and a half, two years. And I see that you're coming out with a smaller version of that for ice season, which is really exciting, especially for those of us like me who love to hammer the walleye and the trout through the ice. So can you tell us just a little bit more about that product? Yeah, being a competitive angler, I got a tie on a PTA, whatever I'm doing or for the pizza purpose of building a tackle company. I can go out and use what actually works and do as good as everybody else. But the idea was what PTA we're trying to do our own thing. We're trying to be unique in and making something that's not out there yet. If you go, I'm looking at something you think what's it's already been done. What can we do to make it better? Anything different with the PTA Ridge Rattler? We took our crankbait. We have what's called a Ridgeline Gen 2 crankbait. It's got ridges on the outside. Those ridges give it a different vibration as it travels through the water. And if you want to trigger fish, you basically need three elements. You need noise, flash and vibration. If you can get one of those elements into something that's probably going to catch fish. Although, a bare hook will catch fish. Don't get me wrong. You don't always have to have something pretty and crazy out there. It can be very simple. But we took that design of the PK Ridgeline crankbait and downsized it into a lipless crankbait. In doing so, I like to use a lot of lipless cranks. Like I started off with Live Target and those are very light. They're hard to use during open water because they don't have a lot of direction of going down. They kind of jig and they do their thing. It's a cool product. They almost got some cool stuff with the light. They just don't drop fast. I was looking for something I can use for open water and ice fishing. So what we did, we added extra weight to the front. We called it a weight forward design. By doing so, that creates a fast drop alert. And we kept those ridges on the side. Those ridges cause vibration. When I'm out there jigging it or ripping it or throwing it back to me, I'm going to jig it up. And as I jig it up, I can feel vibration in my rod. That vibration lets me know that alert isn't followed up. It's actually working. And as it's doing that, it's triggering the strike. The idea is you want to rip it up, get it to vibrate and let it swim down and sink and hit the bottom. It's going to stir things up. But if it's a great lure for open water, cast like a bullet. We use it a lot up in say Devil's Lake and Sakakawea or Castle of Weedlines. Perfect lure for up there. Doesn't matter if it's windy out or not, you can cast that. Where some of the other ones you just can't cast into the wind, it's too light. But it works great for ice fishing, great for open water. And then this year we come out with three new products. The ideal is we're going for the Finicky Bite. We're downsizing things on the Ridge Rider. This one here we come out with, it's called the Mini. I didn't see it or not, but it basically weighs just under a quarter ounce. And we already have a quarter ounce one, but this is about half the size. Some of that weight, it's just a nice fast dropping lure. It's got smaller hooks on it. It's designed to catch crappie and perch and all this. But when we were testing it up in Devil's Lake last year, it isn't just up in Devil's Lake, but we have a bunch of areas down here where we have nice walleye and nice perch that share the same water. So you can be targeting perch for an hour and next thing you'll get a six ball walleye come. So this lure is great for that because it's got the small hooks on it for the perch crappie. But when a walleye bites it, it doesn't just nibble on it. It basically inhales. If you're going to use this for a walleye, bring fires with you because they're going to have to try on a small. Just something cool. And there's a lot of similar products out there, but the big difference on this, it's the weight forward design and the ribs. It's going to vibrate and it's going to have a fast drop with the other one. Just don't ask. Yeah. I've fished before you guys came out with the Ridge Rattler, I used some of the smaller lipless cranks and they just don't have the weight. You were talking about those like the rattle trap is one I think about. It was okay, but I can cast the PK Ridge Rattler almost twice as far. It's going to dive deeper. Yes, much deeper. And it's fun. I took it last year out off of this. We have this gravel point that would drop off and I was running that Ridge Rattler right up, right up that gravel drop off and just catching walleye after walleye off that drop. And I've noticed those predatory fish. They really want to be low in the water column and watch that bait fish. And when that bait fish is getting close to the surface and close the bank, that's when they want to run up and strike and eat that thing. So if you can mimic that where, where bait fish are, you know, running away, but they're running out of basically maneuverable room, that's when those big fish are like, okay, I've got you. I'm going for it. And they can corral you. Yeah. And Kurt, I was going to say those smaller ones are going to be really awesome for trout here in the West because a lot of our lakes, we have predator and believe me, they are predatory brook trout, splake, browns, fishing that smaller version through the ice and mid winter is going to be great because some of those bigger ones sometimes turn them off, right? Like it's a little too much for them, but downsizing a little bit, I think is going to be just killer for the trout through the ice here in Wyoming, Montana, and the Western States. It's going to be fun to put them to use for sure. Well, one key element on catching fish is that I can be using a Renway dinner devil, right? And it's, I can have one size and it just doesn't work. Sometimes you just go to a smaller size. That's all you really need to do. You can have the right color and everything else, but sometimes it's going to a smaller size. It's all you need to do. So that's why we come out with this mini rig browser, just a different option of what already works great. Yeah. Just as a business owner, what are some tips and tricks you found? You have two companies you've talked about you're running. You've got your competitive fishing. What are some things you've done to bring balance into? Cause obviously R and D new products, bringing that to the market. I know personally what is behind that and the amount of energy work, stress, strife goes into launching a new product, but you're also running another existing company. And then you talked about, you're getting to go do competitive fishing, which is your kind of sounds like your bread and butter, what you like to do. So how do you balance all this to keep a holistic schedule and keep you motivated to keep producing new products? Yeah, no, that's a great question. I don't even know where to start. How do you balance not just one job, but basically two. And for one, you gotta have a good foundation at home. You gotta have a good support group. You gotta have good friends and family that help you out. I can't do this on my own. There's no way. I probably talk to Pat once a week. You just kick around different ideals, but then there's the financial part of this too, where it just, in this story, you got a couple million dollars worth of product, which we're just sitting on, waiting to go. And some of it sells better than the other stuff, but to be a weird tiny company we're competing against Rapalas and Berkleys and Northlands that we're not there, but hopefully someday we'll, we'll get a little bit closer. I was just uptown on the other day at Shields in Bismarck and what started out being just a two by two area of PK is we always got an eight foot section up there right now. So that's a big store. That's a good store for us, but it's not one of our biggest. Hopefully every year we keep gaining tech space. It all starts with having a good support group and my other company is doing very well where we can take some money out of put in with something new. Like we talked about earlier, we come out with some different stuff this year. We're also an open water company. I got to keep coming out with Oakland water products. And I think we're on the right track. We've got stuff that's unique again, and then I can catch a fish, but trying to balance everything. Yeah. It's a chaos sometimes. There's nothing worse than being a competitive fisherman. That's probably the most stressful job you can have. So that's going to keep moving forward and doing the best we can. I picked this one up the other day and as an entrepreneur, business owner, if the things you do in your downtime don't revitalize and re -energize, you're not going to make it very long. It's just, you know, it sounds like fishing, even though it causes some stress, it's your getaway from the fishing lure company, right? Yeah. No, I just love the outdoor part about being a competitive ranger. If we get to go somewhere and we'll be up in Green Bay, we'll be on Erie. This August here, we took a couple of net views off the port packing. We just changed trout, lake trout. That was a blast. If you want to go to a cook catch 25 to 30 inch wakers, four pack is it, and it's only six hours only, but it's six hours from us. And we ice fish big in the last mountain, plus all around here. Going to the different bides of water, you think it's a little vacation, but it's really not. Everywhere I might go, I pick up different things I need to do, where I do with DK, where it's different colors, different bides of water, fish react differently to certain things. So as we're going around ice fishing, open water fishing, I'm picking up things. I might go to somewhere to just tank and just do terrible, but yet I picked up some skills there or I learned something new that I can take somewhere else. So it was very beneficial to actually go to this event. It's just, we're always learning and that's something we got to do to keep things moving forward. I was going to ask you this later in the podcast, but I think I'll ask it now is if you're talking to somebody who's looking at the market and looking at different options, so you talked about Northland, you talked about Berkeley, Rapala, all those big companies, and then PKs, tell them just if you were to tell them one thing about why they should buy a PK, what would that be? What is the one thing you'd say, this is why you got to have PKs, this is why you should try this? I'm not one to say that PK is a catch -all. It isn't. Should PK be in someone's arsenal? Why not? We've got something for everybody, water, we've got something for every water type, almost every species of fish. We're a North Dakota, better known, why not give it a try? I know some guys are stuck on certain things, that's the hardest thing that this little industry is to get people to try something new. A lot of older guys have a talk box that's full, right? They don't have any need or any desire to buy anything new. They've got what works, they've got what's got them their biggest fish. We're targeting the younger generation, where we sponsor the high school fishing league in our state here. It's basically like, you know, the bass circuit, but we try to target, or we try to cater to the younger generation. That's the guys that have a tackle box that's empty, they're looking to fill it up, and they're more eager to try it, and they might not have as much experience on the water, so if we can get them a PK in their hand and they can catch their first big fish on it, they're hooked. And that's a lot of guys' big mistake, is that they're not willing to try something new, where they might try a certain crankbait, where they might try a particular crankbait that they like, and they'll put that crankbait on for six, seven hours, and if they don't catch a fish, they'll just, at the end of that fishing trip, they'll say the fish just didn't bite. That probably isn't the case, because they were open to try something new. It can be a benefit with something new, and I would say try it, you got something for basically everybody. Yeah, and I would echo that for sure, like this summer we were, I took my family up to Keyhole, and I did a podcast on that, and my son and my dad and I, so it was three generations of boys in the boat, and we wanted to go out and get after the walleye. The wind blew for a couple of days, where we couldn't get out to where I knew the walleye would probably be, so we focused on crappie and pike and other things, and then when we were able to get out to where the walleye were, that PK Dakota Disc was awesome, and my dad's kind of that older guy you're talking about, Kurt, where he's 80 years old, and he has the one thing that's always worked for him. He's got one of those crawler harnesses that Northland made that he loved, and Ben's on the other side of the boat with this PK Dakota Disc out fishing grandpa, so that was pretty cool. He was having fun, he's catching fish after fish, and we were done pretty quickly. It didn't take very long once we could get out to where they were at, but that Dakota Disc shines, and that PK Wobbler, a lot of your open water stuff, man, I'm just like, you have as a fisherman, you're like, okay, it's a crawler harness. It's not just a crawler harness, and what's really cool is, for me, I've been able to put a lot of fish in the boat this year using that, and I was going to tell you this story too. I have a nephew, he lives in like the Denver metro area, right, so real busy part of Denver, doesn't go fishing, mostly plays video games. I had him come up here to Boyson Reservoir with me, and we went out, and we were pulling a PK Wobbler, and I like the one that's got the pink with the kind of silvery look to it, and we were using that, and we were, seriously, we were going about a half a mile an hour to three quarters of a mile an hour, and about three foot of water right off the edges, some weeds, and some kind of dirty water, and we had our limit in 45 minutes. It was so much fun, he had a blast, and so I would just echo that, why not try something different? It is fun to, especially in the summer, you don't have to use the same crawler harness you've been using for 25 years. You can try some of these new things that give off a different vibration, a different flash, have a little different action to them, and they work really well. Thank you for putting those out, because they certainly helped us this summer quite a bit. That PK Wobbler and that Dakota Disc, and go over some cool products that pull on live beads. That's all I ever did. Back then, there was a Colorado blade, and there was an Indiana blade, and you would put on different beads, different colored beads, different colors, and just mix and match until you got something that was this cool. When Pat first designed that PK Wobbler, it was basically out of a piece of balsa wood, and he had filed that out, and there's one side that's flat, one side's round, and when we tested it, it was the rounded side, which is the opposite side that it is now. It's the rounded side, it's your fishing pole, and that just wobbled back and forth. Probably went about 20 degrees, that you sped up, it just wobbled faster, and you go, oh, that's cool. It's a float that has action, so let's just call it the PK Wobbler. It just made sense, but then when it goes into production, it goes from balsa wood into fork, and it totally chunks the action, and I panicked, because I got this piece of foam back, and I think I was out in Green Bay or somewhere, and I was just putting some on, and it basically wasn't doing anything. It was like, pulling around a box, and I'm like, God, I got a lot of these, I don't know what I'm going to do with them. So we peed out around, and I got this idea, let's just flip it around, so now we have the part that's flat, that face of the fishing pole, and that turned it into a multi -directional floating spinner. That was by accident. Now we got stuff that's in multi -directional, multi -directional. Whoever thought of that, I wasn't thinking of that, but that's what it does, and we got the patent for that, and that's ours, when it all happened by a lot, but as a kid growing up floating spinner, I thought, how else can we do a spinner? It's been done before, and then after, I ended up sitting, and then we kind of worked together to make what it is, but that PK Wobbler, I cashed two checks on the National Walleye Tour with it, plus a bunch of other checks of fishing, different other fish tournaments, but what a cooler. I think it does better in mid -summer, more on the Great Lakes. It just covers a bigger body of, as it spins, it displaces water in a bigger area, where say you go out to Lake Erie, it's always big blade, big stuff, right? As it spins, it's covering an area that's bigger than an actual spinner would, if that makes any sense, and then my dad and brother were out here two years ago, and they were messing around. When you go up here, it's always crankbaits, big stickbaits, reef runners, bandits, baglies, those, you're graded out there, so if you're going to go to Erie, if you're going to drive 14 hours, it's going to put the whole world up, it just makes sense. Why do you want to go out there and mess around with something that probably isn't going to catch a fish, when you only have a couple days to fish? So they went out there, and they're pulling big big bait bandits around, and then my dad being sad, he puts on the PK Wobbler in front of it, or whatever, let's see what it does. That first day, they went out, they've had a one pull, my dad outfished my brother like five to one, with a wobbler in front of a six -bait bandit, right? I don't know if it turns it into a scatter wrap, where it's got a little different action, or something, but by the end of their trip, they had a wobbler in front of every bandit, so that was just super cool. That's why we're going to go out there next week, we're going to play around with this some more, and we're going to put wobbler in front of cranks, and then we have a different rattle float coming out next year, we're going to play around with that, and then we got a Kaleidote we're working on for next year, and we're going to play around with that, and see what comes of it, but that PK Wobbler is super cool, we pretty much sell them all year around, even in February, we got wobbler's going out the door, which I think is just neat, and then that PK decoded this, it's just a round disc, about little, about a quarter, we got the idea, that's the full flapping around, it just goes side to side, and it causes vibration, it's kind of a swimming action, killer lure up on Devil's Lake, I don't think it goes by a fish that it doesn't catch, it just really does very well up in Devil's Lake, Lake Oahu out here, I think, I think almost anywhere I've ever put that on, I've caught fish, super cooler, deep, doesn't cost a lot, but if you want to tie your own, we have all the parts, you can buy them online, and you get a pack of 12 discs, very effective lure, and the get up and done often make it different, and we did it again with the PK decoded disc. Yeah, like I said, it worked great for me this summer, but I want to go back to this, you've got some new micro stuff coming out for this winter season, besides the Ridge Rattler, can you talk about those other two products, because I think those, especially around here, because we've got, we got the trout that I know will eat them, we've got the walleye, the crappie, the perch, all those different things, just highlight some of those new micros that you got coming out. Oh, this starts out now, about two years ago, I fished, called the NAIFC, I think it's still having a lure, but it's basically a special panfish ice fishing circuit, where they target bluegills, the area where I'm at, we don't have any bluegills, I don't, I think I caught my first one here probably three years ago, they're a very aggressive fish, like a crappie, but a lot smaller, but anyway, we were fishing Lake Oahu in Iowa, went down there, and I brought the PK predator tungsten, it's a one ounce tungsten, got a blade on it, a treble hook, we were fishing, and I could see them on my livestock, and there was a bunch of them down there, they wouldn't fight, and so I go online, and I'm trying to figure out how to catch a bluegill, and first thing I said is, lighten up your line, you know, go like a two pound test, and I did that, and I think our PK predator tungsten was a little too big, so you can come up with the idea of, let's drop the hook from the actual lure, to get like space out there, and then that seemed to work, started catching fish, that came up with the idea of, let's just make a real small tungsten, how small can we go, we got it down to a one thirty second out tungsten, and this is called the metagoshi rig, that all came from the idea of bluegill bite eat, bug bite eat, so the idea, this is this lure, bait chasing bait, when you stick something on the hook, it's basically, that hook is going to be following that lure, like bait chasing bait down there, real cool idea, we used a little bit last fall on Devil's Lake, we were catching blue jumbo perch with this, and then we would have walleye come through, I think our biggest walleye we caught was about three pounds, the chain did not break, I'm like, I'm sold, this is an awesome lure, bluegill, crappie, perch, and walleye, but I'm not saying this is a walleye lure, but if you have one come through, you're going to be okay with it, you know, that's the hook, right, and then as I'm going around, different sporting shows, I'm thinking, hey, I got this cool small spoon with a drop chain, and I'm showing guys, and they're like, you know what would be cooler than that, a treble hook on it, and I'm like, I can't breathe these guys, so what I did, I come out with a TK micro spoon, same one 30 second tongues in, but we put a size 20 treble hook on it, that way I got all the anglers happy, I think, I covered every bait, yeah, we got six colors of each, real cool lures, shield was down in Kirkwood Chasm, and here's a bunch of other stores that are slowly picking them up, but it's something new, so if you don't have it at your store, ask as far as that they order it, or check it out on our website, where we're fully stocked.
A highlight from Rising Grocery and Gas Prices: A Burden on Americans
"At some point we have to start deciding whether we are going to be Americans together and take back our country and the values that made this country great or if we're going to continue to fight amongst each other while the politicians cash the checks day after day after day. All right welcome back Mike Lohme is going to wiggle financial guys place where money meets politics and we're going to be once again all over the place I think I say that each and every week we just choose each other's stuff and we usually are we always are yeah there's never any there's never any any format to this it's just you know a lot of times we send texts back and forth to each other throughout the week and we grab some of it and figure out what the hot button is so if you need us throughout the week by the way 833 fin guys. Don let's start out with this I sent you this earlier today this is folks in Queens who are just beyond disgusted with what's happening with their neighborhood if you listen closely you know because these immigrants are all over but also basically now they have them tented out in front of elementary schools which you know with their track record with the track record here in Erie County of five or six out of every 50 committing felonies I can't think of a better place than to put them in front of an elementary school.
A highlight from Migrant Placement in Western New York Hotels
"My favorite is when the climate people and the Save the Earth folks leave their protest and they leave it filthy, like the litter's everywhere, right? They showed up, the park was clean, you protested, Save the Earth, you know, stop drilling for oil and then when we left, there's garbage everywhere. Nice work, right? Idiots. Alright, welcome everybody to the Financial Guys Podcast. Glenn Wiggle, Mike Lomas, thanks for downloading and listening. We do certainly appreciate it. We have kind of a brief show for you today. We're going to pound out a quick 30 -35 minutes. Mike and I were both on the Morning Mike show this morning, which is a lot of fun. So we've gotten a good 15 -20 minute head start and we're rip run ready to go. We're going to bounce around a little bit, of course. We've got a bunch of topics. I've got to start with this one, Mike. This is top of mind for local Western New York, of course, as they continue to shift migrants from one hotel to another. You brought up a great point in the Morning Mike's podcast this morning when we were live and you mentioned that they're not putting any of these migrants, interestingly enough, in inner city hotels. No. It seems like they'd have the space, but yet they don't seem to want to put these migrants in a downtown hotel. If you remember correctly, I believe this is the Democrats' version of equity. You folks in Amherst are living way too well. Your houses are too nice, your crime rate is too low, your schools are too good, they're too successful, your grades are too high, your graduation rates are way too high. That can't be. And so what they tried to do initially was they wanted to pass Section 8 housing they were going to put in every single community. Still trying. Still trying. If you don't like that... What is that? Is that me? Sorry. If you don't like that... That is good theme music for you, though. It is perfect, yeah. But if you don't like the Section 8 housing in your community and you're going to try to shoot that down, which many communities did, well, now what is going to bring in these migrants and these asylum seekers, right? Look, here's the deal. Some people, I get it, like Venezuelans, we stopped helping them in their own country because apparently now we believe socialism is good, but yet these people are starving, they do need help. But this is a headline that I wanted to read to you, Mike. This is crazy. These countries need to help themselves, right? When you look at Venezuela as an example, which was one of the most prosperous areas in the world. They've got all the natural resources. It was all about free market capitalism and that allowed them to be able to have a very clean Venezuela, a very prosperous Venezuela, and what happened? Well, they wanted big government, they wanted social programs, and within 10 years all the jobs went away, all the social programs are now shit because they can't afford them. Oh, and guess what? It's filthier than it's ever been. And they destroyed other industries. They destroyed their industry. Everything these left -wing radicals touched turns to crap. That's right. Venezuela... That's right. Venezuela was the richest country in South America. There's no question. They were the wealthiest country. They had the second largest known oil reserves in the world and the government took over the oil reserves and destroyed every industry they touched, from oil to healthcare to then they moved on to banking. A million percent inflation. Crazy. But here's a headline I wanted to read to you. And not a headline. This is from WIVB and this is a quote from our illustrious Amherst town supervisor, Brian Kolpa. Just as UB students come and go throughout the year, just as hundreds, if not thousands of people come in and out of Amherst on a regular basis, whose name we don't know, who pass through this town, this is no different. This is a response to a contentious town hall meeting that they had last night in Amherst where a lot of residents came out and said... Those are legal people that roam in and out, not illegal people that roam in and out. You're making a comparison. Let's be honest here. You're making a comparison with an 18 -year -old college kid coming in to go to college. Whose parents? You're going to compare that with somebody that you just plucked out of a refugee camp in Somalia. Could be an MS -13 gang member. Seriously. You're going to compare that to somebody who we have no idea if he murdered his last girlfriend. We're just hearing that in headlines lately. We have a fugitive running loose. A 17 -year -old girl whose parents are very well educated and are now paying $20 ,000 a year to have that student there. Compared to the El Salvadorian gang member, an MS -13. Good comparison, Brian. That's reasonable. We let 50 of them into Erie County. We had two rapes. We had multiple felonies. So you're looking at least a 2 to 3 to 4 percent conversion rate. We know at least 4 to 5 percent of these folks have caused major crimes. Brian, those are not the stats.
A highlight from The Urgent Need for a Leadership Change with Chrissy Casilio
"Well, everybody now has been saying, oh, he had a really bad August. No, he's had a really bad 12 years. But the difference is he now has an opponent that's shining a light on it. That's that's the difference. Obviously, it has been a particularly bad. But but like you said, there's been a pattern for 12 years of this type of incompetence. Welcome to another Financial Guys podcast with Mike Haeflich and Mike Speraza. Today, we are extremely pleased to welcome Republican challenger to Mark Polenkars for Erie County Executive Chrissy Casilio live and in studio. Chrissy, welcome and thank you so much for being here today. Thank you for having me. I feel a little odd that I'm the only one here not named Mike. Yeah, well, that's a problem in our office. There's a lot of problems between Lomas Haeflich, Mike Shaver, Mike Zimmer. We dominate the office. There's a lot of Mike. Yeah, that's right. And we're sorry if you get whiplash because you feel like you're watching a tennis match here today because you're sort of sandwiched between the two of us. That's OK. So so I knew of your last name, at least just from a lot of the business that your family has done. But can you just tell our audience, our listeners a little bit about yourself? Because I think some might feel like me, like, geez, Chrissy Casilio. OK, let me start Googling and let me just Google the Casilio name. Yeah, of course, you find things on a very highly successful business that you've had based out of clearance. Right. Yes. Yeah. So tell us about yourself. So I'm actually not involved with the family business. I decided to do my own thing. I have my degree in journalism. I thought I was going to be the next Oprah Winfrey. And although maybe not her, maybe she's not a good example. Yeah, she's she's she's getting canceled right now. I don't know. Pre -cancel Oprah. OK, I got it. I have my degree in journalism and I thought I was going to make a career in that. I had worked with WBEN and very quickly I learned where the money actually is, and that was in marketing and PR. So I had the opportunity to switch over. And within my first year of working in marketing at the radio group, I very quickly realized that this was my thing. Fast forward, I have owned Casilio Communications for 10 years. It is a marketing communication agency where clients hire my firm to manage everything for them. All of their marketing, all their communications, internal communications, external communications. We do it all. I'm very proud that the business is 10 years old. I've been doing this for 15 years. And so my business is actually one of the reasons that opened my eyes to everything that was going on. And I'll tell you why. Do I need to tell you about my family or do we skip that over? It's up to you. They're probably really nice people. I mean, I don't want to dismiss them and ignore them. I didn't want to get too far without acknowledging that I'm married to my high school sweetheart. He is a pharmacist. He is a saint. And I have three small kids and they're all excited. What's nice is that they're young enough that they don't really know what's going on. They just know that they think that mommy's a superhero. Lots of excitement. The parades, I'm going to have to do parades no matter what for the rest of my life, for the kids. So I have three small kids. I have a wonderful husband. That aside, my business, one of my clients is a nursing home group. And this is what really was the catalyst in opening my eyes to how things were being run in this community. And I'll tell you why. I have been with them my entire career, before, during and after COVID, and I knew the numbers from what I do because I'm on the communications team, on the PR team. We work together as a team. There's a handful of us. And when Andrew Cuomo had that nursing home order, it was like the grim reaper went through the facilities. And they say, once you see it, you can't unsee it. And when that happened, besides it being tragic enough in itself, I saw Mark Poloncarz and Dr. Bernstein, who I call Dr. Overtime, I saw them do absolutely nothing about that. And I felt like I was going insane because I knew they knew the numbers. I knew that they knew what was going on. And then I knew that they were doing absolutely nothing. And what was astounding to me, I mean, you don't have to be the director of health to know the type of care in nursing homes. It is the most intimate type of care that you will ever, I mean, you're getting your teeth brushed, you're getting dressed. These residents aren't even getting out of bed unless somebody is physically lifting them out of bed. And you're getting help in bathroom situations, right? You're getting hugs and compassion and love. I mean, these people are angels. And so then for some reason, at some point, it got, besides the horrible idea from Andrew Cuomo and the state people, then we had our own Erie County leaders, quote unquote, fail us. And then what bothered me even more than that. So I'll give you then a number of examples. So besides the fact that we were giving them the numbers and I saw they were doing absolutely nothing about it. But, you know, so Poloncar has had his daily COVID briefings and, you know, he'd yell and scold and talk to us like we were children. And he must have gotten some sort of rush being in that type of position. A lot of them did, including the former governor. It definitely went to their head. But I remember this one time that, and I'm going to be careful protecting my client, but I remember this one time he was doing his press conference and he was talking about that there was an outbreak in one of the south towns and he started scolding them. And he was threatening to shut down schools and, you know, putting curfews in place. And I don't even know what at the time it was like, we're going to go and level C, three, four, like blah, blah, blah. And I remember looking at the numbers that he was putting on the screen and I remember the numbers that we had submitted to the county and all but maybe one or two was from that facility, from the facility. That facility was having an outbreak at that time. And he never shared that information. He didn't have to name the facility, but there's a different story, completely different story. If you are giving numbers that there's a case and saying, hey, we might have to get ages your 85 up and they're all at this one facility, but you're going to close on your schools and close on mine, it would have told a completely different story. And he would have been more transparent of what was going on. But here's what I it's funny, some of the stuff you said, because Mike and I just did a morning show and we said the same thing like, are we missing something? Where is the data that we're supposed to be seeing that would change our minds? Because I just haven't seen it yet. Still, it's been three years. I still don't have any data yet that tells me, Mike, shutting down schools was a great choice. Mike, shutting down the economy was a great choice. Mike, you know, doing whatever was a great choice. The only choice that was actually should have been made was the one they didn't make, which was nursing homes. That was the one they should have made. Don't put sick people back in nursing homes. They did that. Remember, though, at the same time, they told us that we killed grandma because we didn't get vaccinated or we don't wear masks. I do want to go to Mark Poloncarz because I think he's a house of cards, obviously. But Mark, Mark has had a lot of opinions on a lot of issues. And for the most part, he's been wrong. Right. And one thing Mark doesn't do, Chrissy, is say I made a mistake. I was wrong ever, ever. I've never heard him say that once. I my one question before we get into his job performance is if you're in that position, let's say, and you may if you're the Erie County executive, you're a governor, you're whatever and you make a mistake. Are you one that would sit there and say to yourself, you know what, I'm going to go to the podium and I'm going to admit my wrongs and I'm going to work on it and get better at what I made the mistake on, because that's what we have to do. I have to call clients all the time and say, I am sorry. I told you I just did it last Friday. I told you a number and it was a different number based on this factor. And I had to man up to that and own that. That's what people have to do in business and life and relationships. Is that something you're willing to do? Have you ever made a mistake? You have to. You have to. Because similar to me, and this is where my business experience comes in. I'm in the same boat as you. Now, I very rarely make mistakes with my clients. I don't know. I would agree. I agree. But you do. But the times that I have I'm I'm my success is based on job performance, not the single mistakes. It's the overall pictures of are my clients satisfied with my performance? And what's amazing to me is how for some reason that doesn't apply in government. Ever. You can mess up time and time again. You can never take accountability. You can never own anything, but you'll get reelected. It's astounding to me. But if I were to do have if the performance of Mark Polancar was happening in a private sector, he would have been fired 11 years and six months ago or his business would have closed or his business would have closed because because people would have been like, no, you you're not good at this job. But that's the sad thing is that money, money speaks. You know, it's tough with incumbents. You're definitely in a position where you have influence and your head gets bigger and bigger and your confidence gets bigger and bigger. And then what happens is that you're no longer serving the people. You're just serving the. What do I want to say? I feel like themselves, like they're serving themselves in their little inner circle, like I think they're so afraid they're going to let their their friends, their family down at the expense of of all of us. Right. The people that they're really supposed to be caring about. Well, I will say what I have found, particularly with Polancars and again to my earlier statement, once you see it, you can't unsee it. And decisions are being made for climbing the political ladder. Decisions are being made to appease Albany, appease the federal government so that he can feel good about going and saying, I have a good relationship with Albany. I have a good relationship with the federal government, but completely ignoring the fact that that relationship is actually causing this community more harm than good. Right. Right. And now, I mean, just let's bring it up to basically today, we are now hearing reports, 52 people that were housed in a cheek to our hotel are now being relocated to an Amherst hotel because of a broken sprinkler system. The reporting and again, we're not there to tell you this is right or wrong, but the reporting is that illegal immigrants were hanging clothes lines off of sprinkler systems. And now you've basically turned that hotel into a mess. It's uninhabitable. Correct. Right. So nobody can even be in that hotel now because they have to make repairs. It's not a place that any human being can actually even be in. So now they're going to relocate these people to Amherst. Before that, Republic Steel is going to leave 178 people now seeking jobs. We heard Mark on a Friday afternoon try to justify the what they called the blizzard of 2022 after action review by basically, again, not apologizing and not saying he'd have done anything differently, but by saying, you know, you know, there are some things that have gone wrong of late. But how about this and how about that? And how about you give me a break, essentially? Right. You forget. That report was bizarre. It wasn't actually a report. It was just a pile of papers that have been sitting on his desk for seven months that he just then made public as if that was supposed to mean anything. But like you said, there was no reflection of, OK, from this report, this is our next step. This is our action. There's nothing. I mean, yes, he has said things here and there, you know, but at the end of the day, you had 12 years to do even half the ideas that you were thinking of and you didn't. You got caught being incompetent again and you're just trying to brush it under the carpet. Forty seven people died, right. Forty seven people. That's double what what happened in the blizzard of seventy seven. I was like nine years old. The blizzard of seventy seven had twenty three people die. This was double. And you knew days before that this massive storm was coming from the west days before. And he waits and waits until Christmas Eve. And then he shuts things down. Then he says, oh, we have to shut things down. But by the way, we can't even get emergency vehicles out. So guess what? You're on your own, folks. Like that's essentially what happened. And like I was going to say that to the deaths are tragic enough and sad enough of what happened that day. But then you add into the fact that he told emergency personnel, including police officers, by the way, nobody will be patrolling the streets. That was a legitimate thing that he talked about during this whole thing. Nobody will be patrolling the streets. They're not going to go out. OK, then you have businesses in Buffalo, one of which is a client of mine, get looted and there's food getting stolen. There's anything getting stolen from you. You can't have it both ways, right? You can't say we're going to shut the city down. We're going to shut the counties down. Oh, and then we're also not going to have anybody around to help if somebody's sick or injured or if somebody's business is open or business is able to be looted. And that's what happened. And he took no responsibility for that either. That to me is just as bad as anything, because you essentially told people, we're not here to help you at all. There's another important factor, too. It seems like people are forgetting about November 2014 when we lost, I think it was 14 people then. How many storms are we going to go through where people are stranded, having to spend the night on the Thruway where people are dying? I mean, this this is western New York. It's it's like Florida being caught off guard if there's a hurricane. It's so bizarre. How is there not an action plan in place that's just just like Florida? I mean, you go down there, you see the signs for the hurricane routes. They have the protocols of this. People know what to do. How is it that we just don't have because systems like that need to be in place so that we don't have politicians like Mark Poloncarz putting commerce over the safety of the people. Right. And the systems are there and then you need someone to say we're activating the system. It's like we are now using this this emergency plan. The task force is now out and ready and helping. And but you don't have a guy like him. He slept through the night when he should have probably the day before, maybe even by 10 o 'clock that previous night said we are now shutting the Thruway. We need everyone off the Thruway while they can get off. I mean, I get so fired up over that. I get fired up over the nursing homes, the assisted living. My mom was in assisted living at the time that all happened. And I thought to myself, great, if you want to have people wear masks, hazmat suits, for God's sake, in nursing homes and assisted living, I'm all for that. The little paper masks are probably not even close to being enough in those places for those very, very vulnerable people. And Mike, real quick, I'll say that not even just for covid, for anything. Right. I mean, like those people, if they got a basic flu or a stomach flu or something, they could they could pass away. Sadly, like their their their immune systems are so compromised at that age when they're in there. Like, if you're serious about covid, then be serious about covid. That's my problem with all these people. If you're going to get serious, get serious. If not, don't waste our time with it. Right. And I'm sorry, all I was going to say is I mean, this all seems to culminate into an idea of patterns of behavior, patterns of horrible, horrible job performance behavior. And yet he's still sitting there in office and he still gets a pass by his supporters. I just I just wanted to add to because, again, I was in the thick of it. You had you had your mother, you said that I had 19 facilities across New York State where I'm overseeing the communications of it. I'm I'm receiving the messages of the website of people talking to their parents, of people dying. I saw firsthand the people dying. I saw the messages coming in. Mom, we can't see you. We love you. But the thing that also, you know, I can't speak for the rest of the state. I kind of can. But if you look at Erie County, we had the convention center empty. We had our schools, our universities closed down. We had surgery centers not operating. It's not like we needed to put them in nursing homes. And you think it have the spine and the leadership to say we're not putting them in nursing homes. We have these other options. But it was just this blind like whatever comes from Albany. That's what we're doing. And that's continuing to happen. It's funny because the Buffalo, well, everybody now has been saying, oh, he had a really bad August. No, he's had a really bad 12 years. But the difference is he now has an opponent that's shining a light on it. That's that's the difference. Obviously, it has been a particularly bad. But but like you said, there's been a pattern for 12 years of this type of incompetence. Yeah, here's what I'd say, because I'm going to get into the the second part of Mark Poloncarz himself personally and his attitude and his personal issues. I think you say 12 years, Kristine, I agree he's been here for 12 years and he's been doing certain things for 12 years. But realistically, you only have to look at about the last year, the last eight months to get a picture of who Mark Poloncarz is. And is this who you want as your leader? Right. And we're going to look at here we go again back in January and that's now coming to light. We have we have numerous issues with Mark Poloncarz and, you know, assault. We have been threatening to shoot a process server. Now we have a relationship issue. Look, I've been you said high school sweetheart. I've been married to my high school sweetheart now for five years. I've been together with her for 14. I have never once even as a college and high school kid told her she couldn't leave somewhere. She didn't want to go or or screamed at her outside my home. Yes. Do we argue with our spouses? Of course we do. The last thing I do when I argue with my spouse, I was getting her face. I'm usually like 20 feet away being, you know, we're going back for nothing ever like what they said. That's what rational normal people don't do what he just did this week. And they brush it off like it's OK. Yeah. Like my husband and I, maybe we're the weird ones. We don't even say the F word to each other because you have we set up these boundaries because you have this level of respect and love for each other. And there's no reason to if you're really that mad, you know. Take a break, work it through. It's bizarre. And what's interesting is that since becoming a candidate, it's amazing how one once story comes out, suddenly more people feel comfortable coming forward. And the story is now starting to pour in, not necessarily about the personal matter, but just his overall demeanor of now everybody's coming up to me. Yeah. He's been a bully forever. Yeah. That's his personality. He has a hot head. This and then the stories. I was at a restaurant. He did this. I was here and he did that. Like it's a pattern of behavior. You have to have a certain type of personality. Yeah. Some type of anger issue to be treating people that way. No doubt. And I'll say this, Mike, you and I, you know, have people that we work closely with this office. You do not want a leader that's like that getting angry or upset about things. I have no problem with that. Being irrational and almost crazy is a problem to me. Right. Like, again, I would I if Mike Lomas, I'm going to use Mike Lomas as one of the founders of the firm. If I saw him and his wife yelling and screaming at each other and report came out and said, Mike Lomas cornered his wife in the home, of course, we would have a conversation with Michael. We'd be like, what's going on here? No doubt. Mike Lomas doesn't do that. Why? Because he's a rational, normal person that understands how to live day by day. Right. Same thing with Glenn. Mike, same thing with you. That's that doesn't happen to normal people. It doesn't matter if you're Republican or Democrat. That should not happen. And that is a crazy thing. When you think about that guy's running a whole county. Yeah. Well, and again, the pattern of behavior. And yes, that's a domestic issue. And we talked about shooting the process server. But look at how he lashed out at Hannah Buehler from Channel 7. Look at how he got all angry with Byron Brown. The head on to where we began about Stefan. The headlines of that storm very quickly turned to that spat and how he treated Byron Brown. Name any natural disaster in all of the world where the story was. Look at these elected leaders bickering. And that was such a time to shine as the city. Good neighbors. It was a time for them to say, hey, they did the storm. But look at look at how they came together. And instead it was this pissing match between it. How embarrassing. I will say Byron Brown didn't really even I feel like go back. He was just like, whatever. I thought he actually handled it well. He did. Yeah. I give him a lot of credit for that. Yeah. If anything, I mean, you'd say to each other, you know what? We'll do this later. Like right now, this is what we have to do. We have to figure this out. We have to save people's lives. We've got to put that other stuff aside for now. But to your point, Chrissy, you know, when you you see someone behave this way, like if I witnessed someone be that way at first, I'm thinking it's like a one off bad moment just happened to me. But when you start hearing story upon story, to your point, yeah, it is a behavior. The other thing is when you get to the point where you are doing that, you are chasing someone down to get your cell phone back. You might allegedly got physical to get your phone back and then people are screaming around you. To me, that's a sign, that's evidence that you don't have the capacity to sit back, be patient and be thoughtful and actually figure out a better way. And that goes back to job performance, but also personal behavior. If you are flipping out, the first thing you do is flip out and then you're seeking forgiveness for that. That's a problem. And that's Mark Poloncarz. And if people continue to think, heck, 12 years of this and we want more, you might have a problem, folks. You might you might seriously have a problem if you don't think you need to make a change. Let's go to this. I mean, you know, I've seen over the years you see Lynn Dixon, the last election, loses by about seven points before that, Ray Walter, 2015, he loses by only getting about a third of the vote. How can you win? How can you win against him in a in a in a county where you feel like his supporters will just continue to forgive, keep giving him a break? And then here he is in office again. Yeah, that is undoubtedly something that can't be ignored. I I'm not stupid. I know that this is David going after Goliath. I know this is my first time running. I went from zero to one hundred. I get that. But I also know that I have the leadership, the personality, the demeanor to keep fighting until we cross the finish line. To put your answer your question in simple terms, I think people are starting to wake up. I think people are fed up. I think they're tired of what's been going on. One of my lines that I've quickly learned from this past month is Nimba, not in my backyard.
A highlight from American Identity
"They don't care if it's a pile of ashes as long as they're in charge of it. Alrighty, welcome back. Mike Lohme is going to go financial guys. Place where money meets politics. And like most podcasts, we'll probably be all over the board today. Happy end of summer at Erie County Fair here. It makes me happy and makes me want to cry at the same time because our summers are just way too short here. I just feel like the Erie County Fair sort of marks one of those spots. Like, yeah, the good weather's been here, but the bad weather's coming. I am going to the demo derby this Sunday. I haven't done that in years. Actually, my buddy Tim, we put a car in years ago. He drove it. It was unbelievable. Not that these aren't men driving them now, because I think I'm going to put one together next year, but those cars were like, you know, 4 ,000 pound station wagons. The old school automobiles, the big old boats. Oh yeah, that's what we put. No, we put a Caprice in. And the car got so smashed up that you could actually, it looked like Pac -Man in the back. The back of the car got sliced open and you could see right through it. Wow, that's crazy. Yeah, now they do it with like a Prius and it lasts, what, four minutes? It's over in like three minutes? That's it? No, they go because all these guys have learned very strategic ways to sort of make the car go longer. So welding certain things underneath and all that, but it's not like the old school. You talk about, you know, smashing a Cadillac versus a station wagon, you know. Right, right, right. But all good, all good. So, where do we want to start today? Let's start with this video. Let's start with the video, yeah. Yeah, this is good. I mean, this is becoming, it's pretty obvious now. We're going to talk, I've got some, oh, I left my pad in the other room. Indictments, Poland cars, a couple different things. But I want to start with this, because this is a great video. This is Matt Kim, I don't know this kid, I've got to make sure I follow him here. He's a podcaster, I guess, but man, he just nails it. This is what these latest indictments out of Georgia, I think this guy pretty much calls it, this is out of control. This is no longer a left versus right, folks. We have to begin to realize this. This is no longer a, you know, Democrat versus Republican. This is becoming a us versus them. And I mean us being the free peoples of the world versus the global elitist who don't have our best interests at heart. You've got people like John Kerry out there talking about, well, we just have to eliminate the farms if we're going to get anywhere with global warming. This is the same guy as the polar ice caps we've gone in five years, 20 years ago. We have to eliminate the food or else people are going to die. Well, that's the point, by the way. If you looked at actually some of their data, so Al Gore's book was true, right? If we could go back through Al's book and say, hey, look, Al was 70 % right, he was 0 % right. Zero. There isn't anything that's in that book that was correct, right? Nothing. Nothing. Not a thing. Yeah, he didn't get anything right. It's not like he was like, wow, he was half off. Nothing. You can go back 40 years. Every single prediction. In the 70s it was a global ice age. Global freezing. Freezing. It was we're all going to die and we can play the videos of that. In the 80s it was acid rain and we were all going to die. And now in the 90s they moved to global warming and we're all going to die unless you give us all of your money right now. And it's an emergency. Always an emergency. And there's always a deadline. We got eight days. We got eight years. We got six months. And none of the money ever goes to specific projects to actually help the environment. The number one thing we could do is plant trees. And this would be a very easy solution. All you need to do is give people a tax break to plant trees. There'd be trees everywhere. That's all. That's all you need to do. Hey, look, we're going to allow you, if you buy up to five trees a year, we're going to allow them, you can deduct that 100 % from ordinary income. And if you're a corporation, we'll let you do whatever, 500 trees or something like that. Done. Done. There'd be trees everywhere. Wow. We don't have the money for the trees, Mike, because we have to pay the bureaucrats. See, we have to have the people who administer. If we just had more money, you know, because after we're done with, and you know, and there's a Rochester program that they just talked about, you know, we'll get to that too maybe later in the show where they talked about, well, eight years in and you know, they're still fighting poverty. Well, wouldn't you know it? Wouldn't you know it? All the money of these, of all these, you know, do good types of organizations, a lot of the time go to 99 .999 % salaries, salaries of the bureaucrats. How about this? Take a wild guess at Al Gore's not worth. No, you've got Chuckie, Chuckie Schumer, 200, 200 low. No, I'm low. 300 by now. 300, 300. Wow. 300 million. 300 million. Do you know how many trees we could plant with $300 million? I actually think he could live and his wife could live really, really well on what, 10 million? 10 million? $290 million worth of trees. That fixes a lot of communities. It fixes a lot of global warming problems, I think. They are such bullshit. It's not even funny. And what's the shame of it is shame on you Democrats that sit there and watch this crap. Right. Many republicans.
A highlight from The Indictment of Donald Trump: A Threat to All Americans
"And I'm going to say it just like that. It's bullshit. Why? Because you would never, ever, ever bring these charges against Hillary Clinton. You would never, ever, ever bring these charges against Stacey Abrams. It's political. It's targeting one person. And you know what? I'll say this to him, Mike. When Donald Trump says they're coming after you, I'm just in the way, he's 100 % right. Welcome to another Financial Guys podcast. I'm Mike Hayflick, along with Mike Speraza. Mike, I think mostly we're going to talk about Trump today, but we have to talk about another dredge of our Erie County community, Mark Poloncarz. But we'll save a little bit of that news about Mark for last. Another fearless leader in New York. Man, what's worse than fearless? He's fearful. He's fearful of his own reputation is all he's really fearful of. That's what I'd say, but we'll save that for last. You do not want to miss his response to the two rapes by migrants, I should say. You do not want to hear his exact ... We're going to read the exact Facebook post. I won't even summarize, I'm going to read you exactly what he has to say. You don't want to miss that at the end of the show. Filled with compassion, I'm sure. So Trump indicted for a fourth time. This is not unexpected. This was by Fulton County DA Fannie Willis. This is for election interference and Trump and many others actually must surrender by August 25th at noon, Mike. Your thoughts initially on Trump being indicted for a fourth time. Well, it's not shocking because they've been telling us for weeks that they were going to make a show of this. Atlanta or Fulton County, they have literally been talking about this for months. They've been talking about mug shots. They've been talking about the whole song and dance of an actual bringing Trump in and going through the fingerprinting, going through the photos. They've been doing this and telling us this for months. So it's not shocking. What is shocking them, Mike, is that you've seen the polls, right? Every time this happens, Trump's numbers skyrocket. His fundraising skyrockets every single time. And now they're doing it again. And this might be the most ridiculous of them all because of the charade and the show that it's going to be. If I was going to use an example, if I'm a Barack Obama and I'm the leader of the party, not saying he is, but maybe he is, I'm saying to myself, the last thing that I want the media and I want law enforcement and I want the legal system to do is prop this guy up anymore because every time we do it, it backfires at us. I'd be like, keep this guy out of your mouth. Keep him away from you. I don't want to hear Donald Trump. I don't want to see Donald Trump. But no, they do the opposite. And I think their hope is, Mike, they get him on one of these charges. I don't think it matters. The people that are voting for Donald Trump, myself included, I'm going to raise my hand. I am voting for Donald Trump no matter what happens. He could get convicted on all 75 indictments and 400 years in prison. I don't care I'm voting for him. Now, if something came out that he was like a child molester or an actual murderer or something, of course that would change. But based on these four indictments, no matter what happens in the courtroom, Donald Trump is not, it's not even a question. He is my vote. I am voting for Donald Trump. That is the president. Yeah. This, this once again, I think shows how self -serving, narcissistic and how deeply Trump derangement syndrome runs in a lot of these people's heads like Fannie Willis. This is the, the reading, I guess I'll, I'll use this out of an article off of Fox. Let's, uh, let's see this by, oh, this was seven hours ago, Houston, Keene of Fox news. This says a 97 page indictment. The charges include violating the Georgia RICO act RICO. If you don't know what that means, racketeer influenced and corrupt organizations act often, I think you'd hear that it may be for mafia activity, drug activity, solicitation of violation of oath by a public officer conspiracy to commit impersonating a public officer conspiracy to commit forgery in the first degree conspiracy to commit false statements and writings conspiracy to commit filing false documents conspiracy to commit forgery in the first degree filing false documents and solicitation of violation of oath by a public officer. Now former Trump white house chief of staff, Mark Meadows, attorneys, Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell, Jenna Ellis, Kenneth Chesbrough, Jeff Clark, John Eastman, and others were also charged out of this years long investigation. Interesting Mike years long investigation. And here we are, August of 2023, just before presidential campaigns really heat up and debates begin. Let's talk about the timing of these indictments. I mean, we had Alvin Bragg start this whole parade off with falsifying business records, uh, you know, accusations against Donald Trump, which was total bullshit Manhattan DA, right? Alvin Bragg Bragg, next federal charges for holding classified records at Mar -a -Lago also bullshit. Go ahead. Justice department council, Jack Smith, then for the January 6th, uh, involvement, he says that Trump had basically instigating that whole event. And then further with, you know, just to layer on it, it was like icing on a cake. He had to hold Trump accountable for even more. And then finally Fulton County, DA Fannie Willis. So just the timing of this, it seems so orchestrated, um, I don't think there's any question in anybody's mind. I don't care who you are, that this has been an orchestrated attempt to take down Donald Trump. So in case nobody saw this yesterday, cause I'm sure you did, and I'm not saying you Mike, but people listening may not have, um, Sam bank from freed, uh, there was news that came out about him shelling out a hundred million dollars of stolen money, by the way, from his FTX funds to Democrat, uh, you know, nominees in the 2022 midterms. So the same day we see this crook, which we all knew were, was a crook by the way, you know, let's not forget that we all said this for a long time. This guy gave a hundred million dollars to democratic candidates across the country. That is on the same day. Also the whistleblower confirmed, um, some of the stuff in the Hunter Biden trial just yesterday. And then this comes out by the way, Mike, we forgot to mention this earlier, Fannie Willis, the genius that she is, ends up screwing up this indictment by the way, and putting it online for public knowledge before they even talk to the grand jury. Right, right. So they were working fast and they were working fast for a reason, right? This is just another show. And again, I'm here for it. I'm on the record. I'm here for it. Why? This is cementing. Donald Trump said he needed one more indictment. I'm going to say he needs one more thing. He needs the Fulton County mugshot and it's over. Once we get the mugshot, this race, not the primary is already over. The primary has been over. Once we get that mugshot, the, the 2024 race is over. It's over completely. That will set Donald Trump over the edge. His face will be on every t -shirt again, raising my hand, I'll buy 20 of them. The Donald Trump mugshot will take him through and carry him through the 2024 election. It's over. Yeah. And this, to your point about this leak, Fannie Willis essentially just simply said, I can't tell you anything. Of course you can't, right? So this was Monday. This is, this is official. The office of the Fulton County clerk or superior and magistrate courts has learned of a fictitious document that has been circulated online and reported by various media outlets to the Fulton County special purpose grand jury. While there have been no documents filed today regarding such, all members of the media should be reminded that documents that do not bear an official case number, filing date and the name of the clerk of courts in concert are not considered official filings and should not be treated as such. This was not a simple mistake is what, uh, let's see here. This was Trump attorneys, Drew Findling and Jennifer Little who slammed this. This was not a simple administrative mistake. A proposed indictment should only be in the hands of the DA's office, yet it somehow made its way to the clerk's office and was assigned a case number and a judge before the grand jury even deliberated. How could that be, Mike? Well, how can it be and how can this not just be thrown out? You know, if anyone believes in rule of law and equal justice, how can this just not be thrown out? I think to your point, Mike, like I totally agree. I think nobody who has supported Trump from the beginning has lost the feeling of support for him. I mean, if anything, it's grown and grown and grown. And then the other thing is you just wonder, will independents or any, any liberals at all liberals like Bill Maher, will any of them say, I cannot, I cannot in my right mind vote for anybody on the left anymore. They've taken this far, far too far. And I mean, it's like basically over the cliff and they're falling, waiting to see how hard it's going to, you know, how hard they're all going to hit. Here's the problem, too. In the last six years, we've had numerous people challenge elections. By the way, two of them were that I'm talking about right now were liberals. Hillary Clinton still doesn't believe she lost in 2016 and is on the record saying that. And Stacey Abrams has it, Mike. So if you really give a shit about, you know, hey, we need to bring people to justice, then do it, then go after those two. This is my problem with this whole thing. Like all these liberals, like Harry Sisson, Mr. Gen Z, oh, finally getting justice. That's bullshit. And I'm going to say it just like that. It's bullshit. Why? Because you would never, ever, ever bring these charges against Hillary Clinton. You would never, ever, ever bring these charges against Stacey Abrams there. It's political. It's targeting one person. And you know what? I'll say this, too, Mike. When Donald Trump says they're coming after you, I'm just in the way, he's 100 percent right. What does he mean by that? They don't give a shit about Trump. They do, but that's short term. They know that at most Trump's got four years left. They give a shit about all of us that can think clearly and that know they're all full of shit. That's what they're concerned about. The MAGA movement, they're petrified of it. And they need to take out its leader. And they're coming after us next. I promise you that. Well, let's talk about what can actually work in terms of Trump getting elected, in terms of stopping this crazy liberal freight train. Is it simply election? Is it actually GOP members stepping up and actually getting the balls to do something? Like do something. That would help. Stop threatening. Stop reporting. Like they're the town criers. Oh, have you seen what's going on there? Whoa, that's wrong. Oh, my gosh. What's this Fannie Willis thinking? Whoa. What was Alvin Bragg's thinking? This is this is unconstitutional. You just hear it. It's like it's like just it's like white noise now. You just hear all the Republicans, those that even want to say anything. How about the ones that never say anything? What are we paying you for? Like honestly, what are we paying you for? You're not passing any great legislation. So how about you just get a set of balls and say something? Say in something support or in not support. All you like to do is is sort of thread the needle. Stay on that tightrope. You don't want to go one side or another of the tightrope. You feel like, well, if I support Trump too much, that's not going to look good. But oh, if I if I don't support him, oh, my gosh, what are people going to think of me? Like stop thinking of what others will think of you. And how about you stand up? How about like a Vivek Ramaswamy type of statement where you actually you understand what's going on in this country and you actually take a side and you don't care who politically the person is. You stand up for what's right or what's wrong. I mean, I'm so tired of this. So do you think elections will make a difference? Do you think that some GOP members can actually make a difference? Do you think the the judicial system might make the difference? Do you think a lot of these things are just going to go basically down? I don't see them going down in many of these states. I mean, in Georgia and New York, D .C., D .C. I mean, I mean, really, like you look at this and you think, boy, these just have to be appealed and probably all the way headed right to the Supreme Court. My thoughts, honestly, are the Supreme Court right now can help. But at this point, forget Kevin McCarthy, forget Mitch McConnell, forget all the bursar artists that are in Congress, forget them all. If there's one thing that can change this and it's you, the people, you, the people are the only thing that can change this political weaponization, this political persecution. And to be honest with you, this banana republic government we got, there's one thing you can do and it's vote and it's go vote for Donald Trump. That is the one thing that we can do, Mike. Forget the courts. Forget all that. Go vote for Donald Trump. That is the only thing that we as Americans can do. Your congressmen won't do it. Your congresswomen won't do it. There's less than I bet, Mike, two percent that actually know what the hell is going on or are not part of that uni -party. There's less than two percent. I'll say a Matt Gaetz is one of those, right? I'll say a Byron Donalds is probably one of those, right? Those types of guys are the people that we need. Now, again, even with them, there's not enough of them, Mike. We need us, the voter, to take care of this. Go vote for Donald Trump and get rid of the con men. Get rid of the B .S., the Bidens, the Clintons, the Obamas. Get rid of them all. Go vote and take care of it. So it's easy to become just sort of a witness or a spectator to all of this, right? We all sit back and then at your kitchen table or as you're having a beer, having some chicken wings here in Buffalo anyway, maybe across the country, just not as good. You start talking about these things. And then to your point, Mike, people at election time think they need to just distance themselves from these things. They need a mental health break. They need to just they need to just watch and see what happens. Let's just see how the cards fall. Well, this house of cards that Joe Biden's administration and he has built, it's coming down, guys. I mean, it's burning like Maui right now. And it's just it just hasn't come to your doorstep yet. That's the problem. Until it hits your doorstep, you're not evacuating, right? You're not jumping into the ocean like these people in Maui have had to do. It's just a terrible tragedy there, which, by the way, Joe Biden doesn't have any time to comment on. By the way, let's not forget that, you know, actual disaster going on in California and Hawaii right now. But Joe Biden, baby, he's got to go ride his bike. He's got a vacation. So don't don't interrupt that. He's actually headed, I think, this week to Texas or something to can't find his way to Hawaii, though. God forbid he does that or God forbid he sends his vice president. Can't do that. How vile is that team that he has around them around him? I mean, they're the ones running the show. We know that. So it's just a it's such a corrupt and vile group to not say we got to get Joe out in front of the microphone for this. I mean, we've got to at least talk about the lives being lost, the federal assistance that we're going to provide, just something. Not a thing. And that's not Joe Biden. I mean, Joe Biden can't can't make sense of anything. And we know that. Like, that's clear. We know that. I mean, there's so much evidence now to say that I can say it without really saying, well, you never know. No, we know. But his team. Yeah. I mean, Dr. Jill, what are you saying, Joe? Maui's burning like it'll likely be thousands of people will have died on Maui because of fires and extreme wind and spreading of the wildfires. And he doesn't set a word. And you, Jill, don't have a you know, at any like no respect at all, no, no decency to tell your husband, get in front of a microphone, for God's sake, and say something about the people on Maui. They're U .S. citizens. But to your point earlier about voting, that's the problem. People get what I call election dementia. They completely forget how we got to the extreme, horrible, horrible conditions that we end up getting to. And then at election time, Mike, right about now, somehow the Democrats are going to come out and say, wow, look what's happening. Climate change is destroying island, beautiful islands like Maui. Crime is it's just it's taking over American cities. We can change that. We will help you. We will give. Right. We're Santa Claus. We will give. And then everybody votes for these people again. Yeah. And by the way, you know, Mike, to point of we will give the we will give costs everybody that actually works money. Right. So it sounds great in theory. Yeah. I said this to my mom was text me the other day about I forgot what it was. And I'm like, oh, you didn't know that money just grows on trees. Yeah. You just go over there. I'll just pick off that leave. It's money like that. That's what government treats everything like. And like we talk about all the time, we're both business owners. If I say to a company that I'm doing advertising with, you know, just give me give me five million. I'll take five million dollars advertising. No, no worries. Then they say, Mike, you got to pay for it. Well, what? That's not to pay. I thought I only had to pay ten thousand dollars. What do you mean I'd pay five? That's not a good deal for me. Yeah. What? Well, Mike, you signed a contract to pay us five million advertising. No, no, I didn't. OK. You know what I'll do? I'll just go ask all my clients for an extra five thousand dollars apiece and I'll pay my advertising. You can't do that in business, right? It's the business owner, the government, that if you're going to make deals, you've got to live with those deals and pay for them, right? Not expect everybody else to. What they do, Mike, as you always say, is they'll make these things up, right? And then they'll say, we've solved the problem. Crime? Yeah, we can't believe it's so bad either, but we have the solution. No, Kathy Hochul, you are the problem. You are not the solution. Joe Biden, no, you are not the solution. You are the problem. But Mike, to your point, the way they market it is that this, you know, we're here to save you. The problem is the saving comes from our pockets and the listener's pockets and the people that work pockets, the people that are retired that work their asses off pockets. And even then, Mike, they take all that money from us and it doesn't do a damn thing because they don't know what to do with it. Contracts. I mean, contracts involve people that have an intellect, right? You got to understand what contract are you stepping into. You've got to have integrity to follow through on the contract, right? The two sides agree to something. And you've got to then trust that each other will actually abide by the contract. Those qualities don't exist in many of these liberal progressive minds, intellect, integrity, trust. It's all about them. It's all about them. And then the problem is they will actually sign contracts and then think that it doesn't apply to them, even though they signed it. Right. So I think it's out the window now, like the idea of compromise and, you know, let's let's make agreements and all that. It's out the window. It's out the window. These people don't care. We see it every day. We see crime in cities and then we're told, let's not hold these people accountable. Let's let's let's deflect from the true reasons for these things. Let's hold guys like Trump accountable for actions that we can't even prove. But you know what? He has he has all the right in the world, Mike, to prove he's innocent. Right. That, according to Nancy Pelosi, this is upside down. And it won't turn right side up unless we get a guy like Trump, maybe just maybe we get a guy like Vivek Ramaswamy either side by side with Trump or somehow integrated within a Trump administration. And then maybe I have some hope, maybe some more optimism. And lastly, before we get to our pal Mark Polancarz, I do just want to say I don't care what side of the aisle you're on. And I mean this right. I don't care if you're a liberal, if you're independent or if you're conservative. If you think that this is the right way to do business in the United States, I say do business, not actual business, but you get what I'm saying? If this is what you think the right way is, then you need to go do some history on the Stalin regime, on Hitler's regime, on Benito Mussolini's regime. Do me a favor and go read about that. In those days, there were no such thing, Mike, as opposition, right? If you opposed, you got killed, right? And we're not killing Donald Trump yet, by the way. I'm going to say yet because I think that's next when all these sham four indictments don't work. That's where they're going next, right? So I hope Donald Trump has his taste testers. I hope Donald Trump has the secret service because I fear for that man's life and I pray for that man because I'm seriously concerned about it. This is dangerous. And if you are an American and you think this is the right way, there is something seriously wrong with you, right? Something said, you know, people could say, oh, Donald Trump said lock her up about Hillary. Okay. He did say that. Did he put his whole Department of Justice against Hillary Clinton like this? Did he do any of this? Because I don't think he did. No. Right. And some people wish he had done that. Right. I mean, a lot of us. Looking back, he probably should have. A lot of us say that might have been the only place he went wrong. He had a couple of years in power and he could have really slammed the door on all these accusations about Hillary Clinton and the bleach bidding of documents and the slamming and the smashing of cell phones and all that. He didn't do it. And we wish he would have. Would it have changed, turned the tide? I don't know. You know, we won't know. But after two years as a president, he kind of lost his ability to do it. I mean, he started to focus on America, which I'm glad he did. But I don't know. Well, I mean, we'll have to see how this one more indictment changes, turns the tide. Again, I think stalwart Trump supporters are not swaying. It's a matter of getting others to say, what on earth will it take for you to say this is a liberal, far, far leftist government that doesn't care about justice for all? Are you going to continue to align yourself with them or not? And time will tell. Let's talk a little bit about Erie County executive Mark Polancarz. Mark Polancarz has often been there at the forefront of cleanup, is what I'd say. One that comes to mind, Mike, was the winter storm and not adequately preparing and actually declaring an emergency. So I remember it like this, and this is just my recollection. We knew, we knew from the Midwest there were nasty, massive storms coming across the country, right? Ice storms, devastating winds like 70, 80 mile per hour winds. They were on their way. So we knew that the night before, let's say 10 o 'clock at night, 9 o 'clock at night the night before. And all through the night, we hear nothing. We hear nothing. We hear nothing. People get on the roads at 7, 730, 8 o 'clock in the morning, and then all hell broke loose. The snow was flying, it was blizzard, blizzard conditions, somewhat like the 1977 blizzard of western New York, of Buffalo. And everybody that was out on the roads was at peril. Many of them got stuck in vehicles. They ended up trying to leave their vehicles, and many, many actually died. And what did we hear afterward? We heard Mark Polancarz say, wow, this was just a devastating storm. Wow, we're going to try and get out there and save as many people as possible, right? We need to do all the right things. He came out, but he made a grave error by not pronouncing closing the throughway at 11 p .m. the night before, right? Or 10 p .m. the night before. Get off the throughways. Get off the roads. You will not be able to report to work, right? Government officials and everybody, right? They all love to do mandates, Mike. Why wouldn't he make a mandate then? So anyway, he's always at the forefront of the cleanup efforts. And he does the apology tour or the, you know, I'm not that bad. Come on, this went wrong, but I'm not that bad. What did he say of late? So this was sent to me actually by Stefan Mihaylo. Here we go. This is a Facebook post, folks. Now this is, mind you, a week after two people were raped, right? One person has tuberculosis in the area. All legal, by the way, shouldn't be here, okay? This is what he says. While the last few days haven't been the best I've had in office, I think back to everything this community has gone through since 2020. The COVID pandemic, the mass shooting, terrible storms, and the Christmas blizzard, the Damar Hamlin incident, Jason Arno's tragic death, and so much more. And know that a few political hits and rough days against me are nothing in the grand scheme of things, especially compared to what others have had to face. My team and I will come out stronger as we continue to work to create a better future for all. So as you can tell, Mike and I are a little hot today between the Trump indictment and this. Let me just say one thing. I'll turn this over to you, Mike.
A highlight from The Trump Indictment: Political Persecution or Justice Served? with Mike Crispi
"The game has changed and all the consultants for the last 20 -30 years in the game are still living in the past and the Ron DeSantis model just is never going to work. You need candidates who are going to be charismatic and they keep saying it doesn't really matter but clearly it does matter. You can't fake it anymore like they used to be able to by hiding behind legacy media. Ladies and gentlemen, distinguished guests and my fellow citizens, America's comeback now. starts right All righty, welcome back Financial Guys podcast here on the Financial Guys Media Network. Mike Sbarrozza in today sitting down doing an exclusive interview with political commenter Mike Crispi. Mike, thanks so much for joining us, appreciate it. Absolutely man, thanks for having me. So I know you were at a Trump rally recently, I was sad not to be able to go to that one. It was almost in my backyard in Erie, PA and I want to start there. Our first Trump's message, this was before the indictment that just came down last week, but what was your feeling about that rally? Some people had said that there was only 2 ,000 people there and it wasn't full and from what you had told me and from what I've heard it was definitely absolutely very full. Well, I got to tell you this, the biggest thing about the Trump rallies is just look at the comparison in any other candidate. In the dog days of summer in Erie, PA, Trump was drawing thousands of people in downtown Erie. It wasn't a rally that was in a field somewhere like in a cornfield in the middle of nowhere where people could park and come. This was in the downtown of a city. So logistics and parking and getting there in Erie, PA. So I was very impressed at the crowd size. There were some seats on the corners that weren't filled fine. But the vast majority of the arena was filled. It was an energetic crowd in a time period right now where people aren't even really seriously paying attention to the election yet. So I think Donald Trump did really well. I think that it's overwhelming. I saw a picture of Ron DeSantis having a rally at a gym in Iowa and there was maybe 30, 40 people there. So Donald Trump's surrogates alone are getting bigger crowds than the other presidential candidates and obviously Trump's rallies cannot be compared even close to anybody and I believe no matter what people say that that's a big indicator of the grassroots support that Donald Trump still has and that he's going to continue to have here as we continue to get on and as the election season continues to ramp up. And then we had a couple days after you were at that rally then the third indictment comes down. I want to get your initial reaction to it and then now a few days later. My initial reaction was, are you kidding me? They're trying to tell this guy that he can't think for himself or have his own thoughts about what he believes. That's what the indictment meant to me. I'd like to know what you thought about it. Well, I mean, the indictment is just, you know, further political persecution. I mean, I've been saying for a long time that their philosophy is let's throw everything at the wall and see what sticks. The Stormy Daniels thing was done. Everybody knows it's not going to stick and the only reason they did it is because they needed a quick story. They needed something quick as information was coming out about the Biden crime family. If you look at the timeline for every single indictment that's come on for Donald Trump, it has been the day after something damning drops on Joe Biden or Hunter Biden. It's to the day. The day after. It's happened three times in a row now. So, you know, it's not a coincidence. It is calculated. They're going after this guy. In this case in Washington, D .C., it was designed just to do that. It was designed to continue this drumbeat against Trump. They want to saturate the media narrative with the fact this guy's a criminal and that he's guilty. And they always, you know, say innocent before proven guilty, except when they want to push a narrative. And they basically push this contorted narrative that has been found guilty of anything. But look how bad he is. Look at what a troublemaker he is. And therefore, you need to move on to somebody else. So that's what they do with Trump. That's their only strategy to beat him. And the strategy rests on people in America going, oh, you know, I'm kind of tired of this Trump guy because he always seems to be in trouble with the law when in reality he's done nothing wrong. And the real problem is when it comes to lawlessness, isn't anything that Donald Trump's doing, but it's the fact these people weaponize the justice system in such an egregious way that they are the criminals. They're the ones who are skirting the law time and time again. So I'm not surprised by the indictment. The judge that got it, not surprised, an Obama donor, an Obama supporter, worked at the same law firm as Hunter Biden for a period of time. You can't tell me that that's real or that's an equal application of the law, that justice is blind. Clearly that's not the case. And then clearly they're going to indict him one more time. Fulton County, Georgia, that's what's going to be coming next. And once he gets indicted in Fulton County, Georgia, despite all of the obvious improprieties of that prosecutor, they're going to then say, oh, the criticism of this prosecutor is terrible because she's a black woman and that it's racist. You can't do that. Oh, it's a black woman going after Donald Trump. You criticize that. Well, this is just white rage. So this is their plan. It's a drumbeat leading up to four different indictments. And then they're banking on the public, getting tired of it. And I saw a poll that said that that said that it was like 40 percent of Republican voters said that they would maybe consider not voting for Donald Trump if he was indicted. I don't know if that's even a real poll. I think that they're throwing out suppression polls to try to get people to try to feel a certain way when every indicator that I've seen in real time, not the phony polls, shows that Trump's support is going up and that if he gets indicted, they're going to continue voting for him. As a matter of fact, more people will vote for him. It's rallying people to his cause. So it's a really crazy thing that's going on. I think that they thought that they could stop him with all this stuff, but clearly that's not working. He's only getting bigger and better and having more support. When is your prediction on the next indictment? Because, you know, it's coming. It's just a matter of when. When do you have that coming in next week, next month, six months from now? How long do you think? It's a good question. And I think that the answer will depend on when the House Oversight Committee has its next details emerging about Hunter Biden. So, you know, I don't exactly know. And that's the scary thing about it is there is no way to trace this other than what the House Judiciary Committee will find out about something totally unrelated. So think about it. Donald Trump hasn't been indicted in 77 years of his life. He left the White House two years ago and now he's being indicted for things that happened in his final months of his term over two years ago. So clearly there is no rhyme or reason for these indictments. The indictments only come when there is something that is being unveiled about the Biden crime family. So the craziest thing is, Mike, is we don't know when the next indictment is going to come because there is no process here. The only process is do it, to stifle Trump, to try to stop Trump. So it's going to happen within the next, I think, six months. That's just because whenever the next evidence of Biden gets dropped, then they'll drop that. And that's simultaneously the time that the election season is ramping up and they want Donald Trump in trial the closer it gets towards the RNC convention, him being declared the nominee. And then once he's the nominee, they want to convict him in court maybe a month or two months later within that time period once he's the nominee. And they want to create ultimate chaos. It's their only way to win. These people can't win real elections. They can only win elections by creating chaos and flooding the zone with induced hysteria and panic manipulated and purported by the mainstream media. So it's really terrible. And I think we don't even know what it's going to be, but that's the scariest part of it.
"erie" Discussed on WBBM Newsradio
"Used to receiving or on doctor vegetables as a good extra holiday treat. Or she says, give them extra walks and attention over the holiday. Nancy hardy one O 5 9. For Chicago men are facing several federal charges connected to a string of robberies last fall. The men range in age from 21 to 29 are accused of carjacking a man last September in the 1400 block of west Erie. Chicago reports the group then took the stolen vehicle and allegedly tried to rob a 7 11 on west montrose. The F the FBI believes the four. Men were responsible for two more street robberies and 6 carjackings that day. Two federal judges sentenced a Chicago man for possessing a firearm and switch device while on supervised release. 28 year old Desean dazzler was sentenced to a combined 8 years in federal prison for having in his possession a handgun with an extended magazine, and a switch that converted the weapon into a fully automatic machine gun, while on supervised release, authorities say this new prison sentence for dazzler follows a number of previous felony convictions for which he did serve some time, but he had been on supervised release when the new charges were tacked on last year after being pulled over by Chicago police. That's when they say they found dancer in the driver's seat with the gun. A sentence of 62 months was imposed last month for the firearms charge, and earlier this month dassler was back in court, where he received a 37 month sentencing on his supervised release violation. Veron black, one O 5 9 W BBM. It's 8 O 8 traffic and weather together on the 8th, here's Mike Allison. It's not a bad morning to be out on the roads. We'll start with the edens where things are clear in either direction. That means just 15 minutes between Lake cook and the Kennedy junction. On the Kennedy inbound despite all the construction going on, not seeing any delays at the moment, it's going to be 15 minutes to make it from O'Hare to downtown, only 9 minutes to make it in from the junction. On the app on side, you're in the clear as well. Yo hair extension, or I one 90, eastbound looks great, and we have no delays to tell you about going westbound either. The Eisenhower inbound a little bit slow, right as you're approaching the Jane burn interchange, not really affecting your travel time though. Still going to be 31 minutes going either way between I 90 in downtown, only 13 minutes to or from mannheim. On the Stevenson, it'll be 25 from three 55 to do so late short drive on the up on side 8 17 to get to the tri state and 25 to get back to three 55. On I 55 northbound and southbound are both doing great all the way throughout world county. On the Dan Ryan inbound looks good, outbound just 12 minutes to make it to the display. I 57 inbound is clear, up on it a little bit tight as you're approaching a 167th street. We are getting reports of a crash there. It'll be 18 minutes to make it out to I 80. On the bishop Ford, it's 13 either way, 1894 to the Dan Ryan, Gustavo leisure drive north on's great southbound just a bit tight from 53rd down to 57th, that's where long-term road work brings you down to one lane. Checking on the tollways, they are all doing great, and we have no delays in northwest Indiana. From the metro traffic center, your next report is going to be at 8 18 on his radio one O 5 9 app. Couldn't have more sunshine if you asked for it. We'll reach a high today of 68° temperatures holding closer to 60 along the lakefront. Some patchy
"erie" Discussed on The Financial Guys
"Of the Erie county Republican committee in October of 2022. He has spent his career in service to the Republican Party, a former executive director of the Erie county GOP. And senior congressional aide Michael has served in the Republican leadership positions at local state and federal level. I think you're still with rob ort, right? That's correct. Yeah, I work for the senator as senior adviser. Senior adviser, that sounds really important. So anytime we throw senior, and that's what happens in the financial world. It's funny. I won the title promotion, but what that amounts to at home. Glen and I, we started out the business at a company called paine Weber. And the deal was as you were either a regular adviser or that you were a vice president. And so a lot of my buddies, one of our buddies got that title of vice president. I'm like, so let me get this straight. If the president dies, you go up there, do you go to New York City and run this place? No, there was like so many. I don't think that's I don't think that's our chain. Unfortunately. So let me start with a question. I know Glen's got a bunch free as well. The Republican Party, at least for me, has been something that has been fading in the distance. I'm still a registered Republican. I talk about actually de registering and moving to being an independent or a conservative. To me, I see the Mitch Morris out there. I see the Mitt Romney's out there. And I just get sick and tired of, well, hey, we're going to have smaller government and lower taxes until we get into office. And then our big plan is better than their big plant. Where is the Erie county Republican Party? And I know this shit show is new to you. And I'll just say you don't have to say that, but I think you've been handed a pile of shit and God bless you for stepping up because I either you're highly medicated or you're extremely extremely brave to take that position. But where is the Republican? Where is your economy Republican Party? Because we glad I been talking about this for years. They all tell us their conservative.
"erie" Discussed on WTOP
"Ten minutes on the 8s. Only on WTO be news. Everything you need every time you listen. Traffic and weather on the 8s to rich hunter in the WTO traffic center. I will start off with some good news. How to loop the ballet right at the interchange for two 70 Nord found X to 35, the car that went off the road there. It's been recovered and towed away all lanes are open, nothing left to look at. Now a series of crashes reported right near the prince George's district line. First one's going to be inbound on suitland Parkway nailer road. They may have a lane block there to be careful, also check in for one on naylor road in the area of Erie street in southeast, that report of a vehicle that overturned are also checking for one on Alabama avenue between 24th street and Jasper street in southeast, another vehicle that may have gone off the roadway so be careful. Elsewhere in the district still in good shape on both I two 95 and D.C. two 95 as of late, no major issues to report. In Maryland, southbound Baltimore Washington Parkway before you get down the greenbelt road, check in for a vehicle off the road to the right there. Again, heads up for a heavy response headed that way, you may see fire rescue apparatus running both sides of the Parkway just north of the beltway in the area of green belt road. Now 95, the work sounds remain Nord found near one 75 two lanes to the left get you by and southbound approaching the south entrance to the Baltimore beltway XM 49, there were some blocks a single left lane rich hunter W two traffic. Now to storm team four meteorologist, clay Anderson. Partly cloudy conditions will continue with temperatures falling to the
Buffalo supermarket gunman set to receive life prison term
"The gunman who carried out a racist attack at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, is scheduled to be sentenced today. Peyton will appear in the same Erie county court where in November he pleaded guilty to charges including murder and domestic terrorism motivated by hate. The terrorism charge carries an automatic life sentence, but children still has to answer to charges in federal court, gender who was 18 when he carried out the May 14th attack is a white supremacist who plotted to kill as many black people as he could in documents posted online he wrote that he picked the tops grocery store about a three hour drive from his home because it was in a predominantly black neighborhood, all ten victims were black. I'm Donna water
The Sudden Barrage of Unidentified Aircrafts Across North America
"Is the homeland under attack? Are we being invaded by the Chinese or somebody else or something else? Something is not right. In the last couple of days, we have seen UFOs unidentified flying object after unidentified flying object enter our spacer Canadian airspace that has required us to shoot it down. On Friday, Biden ordered the air force to shoot down a balloon with a car sized payload after it violated airspace in Alaska up in the Arctic circle. According to The Pentagon, that's The Pentagon, not the octagon. Remember, it's important. The UFO quote does not resemble in any way the Chinese surveillance balloon shot down off the coast of South Carolina. That plus the location might suggest that it's from Russia or it's a completely different country or other countries that have this technology, not very many countries do, that over the weekend, the U.S. tracked another balloon into Canadian airspace and shot that one down as well. According to Canadian defense minister, this balloon resembled the Chinese balloon. From last week, but it was a lot smaller than on Saturday norad, shot down some airspace, something down in airspace in Montana and sent fighter jets to investigate another radar anomaly. But this time they didn't find anything false alarm. Nope, instead we lost track of the object, which then flew over Wisconsin and Michigan before we finally found it and shot it down over Lake Huron. One of the 5 Great Lakes here in Ontario, Michigan Erie and superior. What is going on? Well, there are a few possible answers here are one of them. China and perhaps other foreign rivals are testing the Biden regimes ability to police and defend our own airspace. Is this an invasion of surveillance operation? Is this a trolling project on behalf of the Chinese Communist Party where they're just kind of getting a thrill with coming into our airspace to see how fast we can react? Another possible answer and maybe a more disturbing one is that these incursions happen a lot more than we realize.
"erie" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Of emergency for 11 counties calling it an extreme weather event. When it's coming down at that rate, it is almost impossible to clear the road to make it safe to travel. To Erie county residents died following cardiac events related to shoveling or blowing snow. As they prepare to take the majority House Republicans are setting their sights on testimony from Homeland Security officials, incoming House judiciary chair Jim Jordan, sent a letter to DHS secretary Alejandro mayorkas demanding cooperation. The Santa Fe county sheriff's office is releasing the police report from the rust movie shooting, the 550 page report comes more than a year after the deadly incident on the New Mexico set of the western. The report reveals a series of text messages actor Alec Baldwin sent to the husband of cinematographer Helena Hutchins following her death. That's the latest I'm Julie Ryan. And I'm Susanna Palmer in the Bloomberg newsroom. FTX trading limited and about 100 affiliated companies are starting a strategic review of global assets this as part of the chapter 11 bankruptcy process for FTX, the collapsed crypto exchange. 11 years for fraud, that is the sentence handed down yesterday to Theron. I was founder Elizabeth Holmes, prosecutors had asked for 15 years while her attorneys had asked for home detention or a maximum of 18 months in prison. Snow will continue through the weekend as a storm rolling off Lake Erie snarls traffic, air travel, and railroads, more from Bloomberg's Charlie pellet. In total as much as four feet could fall just south of buffalo through the weekend with the city getting more than two feet, according to the national weather service, the snow is the result of the so called Lake effect that occurs when frigidaire rushes across the relatively warm waters of Lake Erie. Governor hochul has declared a state of emergency in 11 western counties. Bloomberg's Charlie palette, there are new rules now in effect in New York City the name to greatly reduce the rat population near Eric Adams signed a series of bills on Friday. That's hurt the quality of life and our city and cause real damage to our homes. New rules cover rap mitigation zones and require buildings with rodent related violations to use approved rodent resistant trash containers. There are also new rules to reduce rats in construction zones. The COP 27 climate talks in Egypt hung in the balance today as the European Union insisted the world toughen up its ambition for reducing fossil fuel emissions without stronger language on mitigation of greenhouse gases and a pathway to limiting global warming. It wasn't clear whether the EU and other developed nations would sign up to the whole deal. Global news, 24 hours a day on air and on Bloomberg quicktake powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts in more than 120 countries. I'm Susanna Palmer. This is Bloomberg
"erie" Discussed on Red, Blue, and Brady
"And so then we ended up the defense once the case was back in state court, succeeded in obtaining additional delays by limiting the scope of discovery for a while and trying to basically go as slowly as they could to see if they could wear us down and keep the case from seeing a courtroom and being tried. And so we went through numerous judges and weaved through various layers of discovery and finally, there could be no more delays. The defendants had obtained all the delays they could, and we were with a judge who was committed to giving us our day in court and to seeing the case tried. And there was motion practice that John and I engaged in against the opposition that put the case in a really good posture for trial. And that's really, once the case was with judge Devlin here in Erie county and we had that successful motion practice, it was the first time over all these many years that we were just about on the courthouse steps. We were just about to have Daniel and his family have their day in court. And that's when the case was able to be resolved. Thankfully. But it was a long journey to be sure. Do you already talked about the appellate victory and how important that was and you alluded to being on the court steps, the case ultimately resolving. And to the extent that you can share, could you tell us what happened? What was the result of the case? Well, there's a lot we can't tell you, but we will say that we resolve the case against the distributor and the manufacturer and we can't go into the financial component of the settlements, but there were also commitments to engage in safer business practices, which were very important to all of us and certainly very important to bud. He did not want this to happen. Someone else and he wanted to have this about more than money and it was. So it was certainly a very good result. You know, it's always, there's always a conflict among the client and the lawyers when you're on the eve of trial. You spent a long time preparing for trial. You're geared up, you know, playing the opening statement in your head and the cross examinations. And this is a case we were prepared to win, but it was a very good result. So really, this was a fairly easy decision to, I think, too. To settle it and have that certainty and just have a very good result for bud. Yeah, John talks about us preparing for trial and having seen John argue multiple appeals in this case and having seen him perform on his feet. For selfish reasons I wanted the case to be tried just to try a case with a great trial lawyer and I know that John and I had put in a lot of work to line up the proof..
Brenton Davis Wins Erie County Executive Race
"And Selena zino good morning. How are you? Good morning, sunshine. I'm great. How are you? Great, great column. What happened in Pennsylvania? I know what happened in Virginia. It's where I live in the Democrats got blown out big time in New Jersey. A lot of them got blown out and the governor barely survived. What happened in PA? Oh, well, it was fascinating. So I'm going to focus initially first on the race that I covered several times. And that's the one for eerie county executive. The county executive position that's a county wide elected position has only been in existence since the 1970s. Since then, Republican is only one in 20 twice. And as you know and is probably your listeners know eerie county is a very important county in a state wide elected race. It's almost always gone for the Democrats. Don't Trump was the exception in 2016. It went back to Biden, albeit narrowly in 2020 and a Republican one that county wide raise running a very sort of boring race much similar to the youngin on very local issues and you wanted against the candidate who was the transgender school board president who ran on national issues. And they kept the public schools closed in eerie for a very long time. So that was a big problem for the Democrat. Was it close Selena? Or was it a blowout? It was, I don't know what the final numbers were, but it was much broader than anybody. What is even expected if the Republican had won? It was more than Donald Trump won it in 2016.
"erie" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know
"All right. Josh clark one great toledo win marquee miller another great toledo in. Yeah i think between me. And mark miller marquee miller should probably get the key to the city. Jamie farr great toledo and jamie farr was really from toledo right. Yeah he really was harder. Clinger's character he really was. He always talked about tony pacos which is still around. I love it. So marquis miller Is a long time Toledo in who After this water fiasco got fed up and started trying to get some answers. Went to the town hall meetings at all the things as a citizen that you can do and they like. How can we make sure this doesn't happen again. And they basically said. Let's move forward about mitigation but we don't really want to talk about what caused this in the first place like. Let's just going to brush that under the rug and mark miller said no not good enough yet yet and so mark miller in her late twenties started attending these meetings with an getting. Kind of people kinda riled up on her side and They name themselves. The toledo wins for safe water. And this eventually led to. What's known as drawing up the lake erie. Bill of rights. A handful of people saying that they're fed up and this lake. This exquisite great lake actually needs to be protected with its own bill of rights. Yes and what one of the sad things about lake erie is like it used to be really bad off like it was not a thing that you wanted to swim in. Which coincidentally was the time. When i was swimming in lake erie as a kid. I remember catching fish in like some guy Going passed out to the lake on his boat. My dad and fishing on this channel and him being like do not eat that. Like just throw it back. And i i remember being like what is this guy talking about. My dad's like yeah. We really shouldn't eat the fish out of here. Got a mouthful of roster striker right. It was still alive in my mouth but but but lake your. He got cleaned up. It was a success story. And then now it's getting re polluted again. So that makes it even more tragic and it makes that campaign for the lake area. Bill of rights like even more vital and it wasn't just marquee miller and the toledo for safe water. Who are all about protecting lake erie. They had to get a bunch of Signatures to get a to get on a petition to have a bill introduced to be put up to vote on how to protect lake erie's rights and they got. I think double the amount needed of signatures to get the petition on the ballot. Easy peasy lemon squeezy. Everybody's on board. Everybody wants to support Lake erie and get it cleaned up and give it its own like. Let's let's get a lawsuit going on behalf of lake erie. Like how cool is that. Yeah so they get double the signatures and they knew that was step one and getting it actually to a vote would be tough and i believe they Were up against you. Know he you would think they would be up against these big industrial companies. The said no. Actually that'd be really bad for us if we couldn't pollute the lake that'd be bad for business. There was three hundred thousand dollar anti libor campaign Even though it passed by sixty one percent in twenty twenty they came out with a victory. a very sad and short-lived victory because about twelve hours later An agricultural company filed a lawsuit against the city and said this law is detrimental to our business. We got to pollute that lake. You guys right. There was a guy the judge in the case. Judge jack hari basically said like this is terrible. This is a terrible law that toledo pass it makes sense in its spirit and like i respected for that but it was really poorly written and basically what he said was twofold one. It's way too vague to be constitutional. He said that you could conceivably under the law be prosecuted for fishing in lake eerie A second one is that it toledo extended its protections across lake. Erie lake erie is shared by a bunch of different cities from toledo to cleveland buffalo. New york to erie pennsylvania. They're all on lake erie. And this this this the the law cross state boundaries and state jurisdictions like like toledo was the you. Could you could dump something in buffalo new york and you could be sued in toledo ohio for it because of this law so it was a overreach but it was a good first step and i think it shows that the public is like onboard with this. It's just the the they we need to figure out how the law needs to be written to to make it survive court challenges right and also and i think I think miller is right in in her contention that like she said quote you have to redefine what it means to win. I don't think they thought well this is it. we're done. They knew it would be short lived. They knew it would probably be overturned but what it did was make the news and it's one more step closer to change exactly and so there are There are more Rights of nature movement movements. I guess that are kind of popping up around the the country and around the world In places like hawaii and florida like you would expect in in washington state And it's a. I think it's a great way to to. I think that's a good direction to be progressing. I think it's a. It's i think it's the future agreed. Well cool well. There's not much more to say about it right now but who knows we'll be talking about it hopefully in a few years when is the law of the land across the globe in until then everybody short stuff is out stuff you should know is a production of iheartradio for more podcasts. My heart radio. Visit the iheartradio app apple podcasts. Or wherever you listen to your favorite shows..
"erie" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know
"Welcome to the short stuff. I'm josh and there's shock. And i am a born in raised toledo win by amena very peculiar position to speak about this peculiar meaning special in every way and i get to show of my slack. Yeah you pink boy. I'm gonna kick back and just listen Did you ever get that heathen city. No i have not and it bothers me every night while i'm trying to sleep. Weren't you offered or no there was a toledo in. I don't remember his name but he was a dedicated stuff. You should know listener some years back. Who said i'm going to get josh. The keita's and you too. I believe He was working very hard to make it happen. Got in touch with some local politicians. I think was brushed off. And then you know call the today so that moment happens where like you and i are standing at the hotel check in and they look at you and the goat. Are you going to need to keys. And you look at me. And i'm like i wouldn't mind key sure. Yeah i guess too but this will be on the podium with the mayor. Well maybe. I think that you should have the key and and cut with a giant scissors. Okay and i'll just be there and support you. Well either way. I mean i would be more than happy to share the key to the city with you. I mean everything that we've done with stuff you should know we've done together so yeah but i'm not but you could be an honorary citizen to. Let's move on from this petty dispute. Let's wait a minute. I'm not telling you all right. We are talking about toledo today because toledo my hometown did something pretty amazing a few years back in as far as i can tell they are still very much working on it right Love this idea in spirit. The global alliance for the rights of nature aka garn is a network of organizations and people from more than one hundred different countries. That are actually pushing for legal's bodies in systems around the world to recognize nature and ecosystems as having rights. Yes which you're like what that stupid consider. This corporations are considered artificial people under the law. We have a lot of the same rights. Yeah they have a lot of the same rights as you and me so of corporations can have personal rights. Why shouldn't nature amen. It makes even more sense to me than a corporation having personal rights. And that's kind of the pushing the the the the angle that people are coming from like. Look this thing is being harmed and sometimes it can be really difficult to show. You have standing which means you are being directly harmed by say polluting into like erie And it would be much easier to like. Get something done through the courts if this thing that was actually suffering the harm the body of water say like lake erie had those rights. Because then you could see on its behalf in court. Yes i love this idea like where the ecosystem is the actual injured party when it clearly is beget because it is Ecuador has done this. They were the first country to recognize rights of nature in their actual constitution in two thousand eight And it is quote Means nature has quote the right to exist persistent maintain re regenerate. It's vital cycles. This seems like a no brainer. no it really does. Nature has the right to do that. Yeah bolivia's well in two thousand ten with their universal declaration of the rights of mother earth was adopted. Dare so the this is actually happening. It places in the world yeah ecuador bolivia and toledo ohio basically are the leaders in this and so the the whole thing with toledo started after I think in august of two thousand fourteen. There was a terrible incident where there is a cyanobacteria algae bloom and cyanobacteria very much toxic to humans and it got into the water intake crib In lake erie that supplies toledo with its stock for the the water that it sends through. Its taps to people's homes and for three days. The people of toledo could not bathe. They had no water to drink. They couldn't cook. They had no water all of a sudden for three days until the the water company could figure out what to do about this people having across state lines to get bottled water. It was a nightmare. It was a mess and that really prompted some people to get involved and be like okay. Enough is enough. That's those algae blooms are not supposed to be happening there. The result of Irresponsible fertilizing practices by local industrialize agricultural groups that are polluting the lake through run off. And we're all suffering from this. We need to figure out what to do. That's right and we'll take a break right now and talk about a great toledo in an american. They mark millar right after this well now road driving in your cock one. Learn a thing or two from josh. Chuck stuff you should know. It's crazy how much we have to pay for outdated impersonal healthcare and even crazier that we all just accept it. It's time to face facts. 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Attack on Kabul Airport Carried out by 1 Suicide Bomber, Pentagon Says
"Military leaders announcing there was actually one suicide bombing in Kabul yesterday. Not too as the U. S. Military had originally told reporters. ABC is Louis Martinez has more. What they are going to do is try to understand what happened there, so that in the future this doesn't happen again. But General Taylor saying that already those commanders on the ground Are implementing changes that have taken place as a result of yesterday's attack and one Ohio and was among the 13 U. S service members who were killed in that bomb blast. 22 year old Navy hospital Corman Max Soviet died in the blast near the airport. He grew up in Erie County, more central
How Memorial Day Weekend Travel in U.S. May Be Different
"This holiday weekend. To forces are colliding. The human desire to out travel and enjoy the kick off to summer and mother nature. Took a look at this beach from last memorial day weekend. Empty closed due to covert concerns today. Beaches across the country are reopening but many sit empty as a nasty storm system brings record coal to the east coast but americans are on the move setting a new record when it comes to air travel. We have two reports tonight and we begin with blaine alexander tonight. The nation's busiest airport once again starting to look like it. If i'm really excited it's like quite again. Atlanta's hartsfield jackson is expected to welcome one point five million passengers this weekend. What does the last time that we've seen the airport this busy christmas twenty nineteen when we saw this many people here. It's just a fraction of the full holiday rush. Thirty seven million travelers expected on the roads and the runways half. I feel good friday. Tsa processed more than one point nine million passengers a new pandemic record the agency. Now beefing up to meet the demand in this year. We've already hired over thirty one hundred officers between now and the fourth of july we expect to bring on another thousand more but in some places the weather is not ruled. Welcome to summer. Parts of texas drenched by heavy rain and storms blowing through a small airport near waco. Leaving planes tossed like toys in ohio flooded lake erie spilled into nearby neighborhoods and high waves. Close part of chicago's lakefront trail in the northeast. Parts of new york drenched and dealing with near record lows temperatures dipping into the forties of it part of a vicious weather system sweeping through the midwest and into the northeast from now through monday
A History of the Industrialization and Commercialization of Niagara Falls
"And we're going to start off with a little bit of a brief history of industrialization and commercialization at niagara because this whole barrel trip was part of a much bigger story of tourism and dare-devils at this natural wonder so niagara falls is a collection of three waterfalls on the border between the united states and canada ontario. On the canadian side and new york on the us side in. They're on the niagara river between lake erie. lake ontario. the falls are the horseshoe falls the american falls. And the bridal veil falls sometimes horseshoe falls is known as canadian falls. Most of the horseshoe falls on the canadian side of the border. Paul american falls and bridal veil falls are both in. The united states horseshoe. Falls is the biggest of the three. It's the one that's shaped like a horseshoe like its name suggests and it's what comes to mind for a lot of people when you say niagara falls. Yeah it's impressive in persons. It's it does have sort of the iconic aspect to it. The area around niagara falls has been home to a number of iraq orient speaking indigenous peoples leading up to the seventeenth century. A confederation known as the neutral lived on what would become the canadian side of the river. And this name comes from the french describing them as neutral in conflicts between other iroquois nations and confederation so this is a guess it pronunciation because we couldn't find a clear one but the When roaring on or winrow lived on the other side and the neutral confederation and the wind row were allies until sixteen thirty nine after that a combination of wars epidemics and other factors led to both of them being dispersed by and absorbed into other iroquois tribes and nations. There are descendants of these people. Surely living still today but there's a whole complicated history of all the various iroquois and peoples that are not a monolith so some people wound up going completely different parts of the country other sort of made their way into other tribes and nations.
"erie" Discussed on Big Fellas Basketball
"Him guys. Go get guys and waste basically none of the none of the rules that i just said apply to them like they literally are like dennis rodman. Just go in there and just crash crazy but for the most part everybody else is wedging their guys again. Those go get a guys. You can't have more than two probably got like three guys in. That's like giving lab after lamp in transition so the tagging up is essentially that you're just trying to make sure that you stay between your man in the basket and then once you're man may be does get the ball now you're a position to kinda slow them up by giving a little bit of light pressure then while everybody's getting back because one thing is that if a guy if if you don't tag of like if you're kind of land were you're a half court in your man gets the ball You're not tagging up but then everybody else's tagging up but they also took off now like if you don't pressure the ball in they can to seize the throw like football passer that allah passed down the court so now if if you're at least up tagging as point guard or wing whatever now when you're mad actually gets the rebound. Then you can be there to oppression. Abban stopped their cloud. Their vision is stopping for passing that you know full forecast so there are a lot of benefits to it I i don't know. Ryan has the numbers on the balance between a second chance points versus giving transition points in accused broken down to where there is a benefit to it. The one thing. I will say i would be curious. I'm not. it's an interesting theory. Is that i think might work better in college high school. Just because of the sheer athleticism overall isn't as crazy as it is in even in europe. I think it works because the athleticism his crazy. Like i said if i'm tagging up against russell westbrook i'm tagging up against john moran. I'm pretty sure if i'm just neck and neck with them to start their beating down the floor. Like i don't care like if i'm right. They're probably going to be me down the floor whether they have a ball or not foot speed. They're going to be most people down before so it's an interesting part of that because i wonder if an nba team did it like how much that would actually be a detriment tagging up by against those athletic guys. Letting just leak out. 'cause as people know if you turn the ball over or again if you miss an offense rebound or you take a bad shot like an nba..
"erie" Discussed on Big Fellas Basketball
"To be in the bubble. I get to eat the food here. I get to you know. Be in a hotel room and so for me. The bubbles been great. I mean the g. league put a lot of effort into it I think it's well done. The food has been good. The experience has been good. They're trying very very hard and they're putting a lot of work into it. That would allow us to have this season because the reality is without the bubble. We wouldn't be able to advocate and we may start a season but we wouldn't be able to finish the season without the bubble nelson for me that that experience has been really good and i've personally have enjoyed it with our players. We've got a lot of talented guys you know we. We've added omari spelman. Who played for golden state. Who's been a leader for us. Who's been twenty minutes early to everything and you know. He has a reputation coming in. Had a great talk with them and he's been not just good guys been perfect and he's been amazing coach. We've got jordan. Bell was also coming back has been in the nba. Elite defender jared utah. Who played for quite a few nba teams in the guys. One of the hardest working most professional players will come around. We have justin right foreman. Who'd played at hofstra struggles leading scores in the country. Second round draft pick by the jazz. Ooh is on elite off the dribble. Three point shooter. I mean if you broke down compared it to the nba last year. You know he would have been number one in them off. The dribble threes players have played. That took more than a forty. Three's from there you've got guys that haven't been in the nba jalen adams and tony car jolie child and you go down the list of of the talented guys that we have on our team and along with e. k. Who'd played for the pacers. We have a bunch of guys with nba talent. We have a bunch of guys that are nba level players in the best thing about them..
"erie" Discussed on Big Fellas Basketball
"We've got a few of our friends and partners that are college coaches involved in it. It's it's it's awesome to see how much it's grown originally originally started and then thinking even back to Which would the lessons you learn especially thinking about and try to inspire guys and that must be so hard especially from high school college. It's always a challenge. But especially at the g. league level where you have so much roster turnover. It must stay. Get especially challenging. What's been like now becoming the first head coach of the blackhawks and kind of how that ended up happening. Forty one in what you've taken from experience so far. Yeah so. I got really lucky. That the new orleans. Pelicans you know the new orleans. Pelicans bought the g. league team. In when i was there orlando had owned it. And then they moved their team to lakeland than the atlanta hawks owned it. Then move their team to atlanta new orleans. Got it in for me. Out very four towns coaching in jerusalem. And they were looking for an american international coach and when david griffin. I got the job. David thornton a little bit in recommended me to him in general and then they were looking for an american and international coach. They reach out to their international scout. Iran are bell. who's israelis living in israel. And he'd put together a list of coaches in. My name is also on the list. So that was kinda the second name and then i heard he was interested and we happen to have amari stoudamire. Who on our team and part owner and I'd coach tomorrow. That was my second year coaching him. And a maureen david griffin ward together in phoenix and so amari made a phone call Which was huge. Help me get the job. And my agent. Brian elvis in they. They did an excellent job. pushed in an interview with trades in line. And this really fortunate. You know it's what you learn as a coach and in general ride is you need someone to believe in you in whether it's the player whether it's who is a coach in your career for most players and people you need someone to believe in you and give you a chance in at thirty three was trying to be an intern in the nba. In and was like. I'll be an intern. Mba i don't care if i'm an intern. I'll out work every one. And i'll work my way up then right and no one would hire me except fred hoiberg fred. Hoiberg was only one who is willing to hire me and he couldn't get it approved. Because i was too old and too experience to be an intern and i go from more than willing to accept in an intern to getting offered the new orleans. Pelicans daily job. And i got really lucky. That david griffin in trajan langdon took a chance on me and believed in me. When you look at it. it's something that we almost. All of us need whether it's a player whether it's a coach right you need someone with in your career to take a chance on you in believe in you and for some people have had twenty four ride for some people. It happens at thirty four for some people happens. Forty four and for some people. Unfortunately it never happens. And it doesn't doesn't determine who they are as a coach or who hours of player right. It's not like when i signed contracts. Become the head coach. That i was a better coach. That day was the day before. The difference was david. Griffin trades in landon took a chance on me and they believed in me and i was super fortunate to get the job what you realize when you get the job..
"erie" Discussed on Big Fellas Basketball
"I hadn't been part of a team you know. I've been doing all the draft workouts. All of the veteran work when the veteran players throughout the season. But i'd always kind of been a part of a team and that kinda hit me right there. That's what i wanna do in a part of a team coaching professionally. Because i love the player element. It's the background that i have in the base and foundation of my coaching philosophy and so Coach bill peterson had gotten eyrie. Bay hawks job. I was fortunate enough based off the way that i. I had figured out how to network because like it's as you've unsure of experienced as a young coach trying to network has not always easy ride by how many emails you send. How many phone calls where people. Just don't respond at all. That happened so a man. Yeah tell only need is one though like you said at the beginning of one all all you need is one. And so you know as a way to start networking like i shared gone to summer league. No one would really talk to me. And i didn't have a lot of money and so it was expensive to go out there but no one's and i did notice. Was everyone needed a ride. People were paying at the time. You know twenty twenty five dollars for a taxi. And so i came back home and i told my wife like note. I'm gonna rent a car. Next time. I go back and just drive people around like when i'd go back i didn't even really watch the games i'd just be waiting in the lobby watching people walk out and be okay. No do need a rod. I've got a car now. I'd be like where are you going. Maybe like oh yeah. I'm gonna have You know what. I'm gonna send direction. I'll drop you. Which i was not going to the same direction. Well one of the people got to drive around. Was bill peterson. I actually drove him to the interview for his head. Coaching job with the orlando magic for the for the g. league job and i'd known coach p. through some mutual friends and he was kind of from our area so he offered me the opportunity. Coming is assistant coach In part of being the assistant coach in in terms of salary wise was you had intern responsibilities. You know you had to drive the van yet do laundry you know at the actually cleaned the toilets a little bit and the locker room and Swatted that and after that year my wife had really wanted to live in europe. And now we've got an opportunity from an american coast. That i met while coaching in china i. He took over a in germany and kept in touch with them throughout the and offer me to come assistant so we picked up and moved to germany which was an amazing experience. It's a beautiful contrary Really enjoyed coaching. They're living there and we got the opportunity to go from germany to uphold. Jerusalem went from bowl jerusalem to be a head coach in slovakia to then got the opportunity to return to her bowl jerusalem than very four cents to get the opportunity. Here with the bay hawks in the new orleans. Pelicans of course netflix. So much to unpack there. Especially considering how i relate to that so much especially considering the fact that i also coach at the high school level..
"erie" Discussed on Big Fellas Basketball
"Show on this podcast. You'll learn from professional players coaches and executives from all over the world and see the court in a brand new way and now joining a courtside. Your gen z housed. John hart phyllis dry. What's going on our you doing. Doing great ob- super cool to get the chance to talk to you. While you're already in the julie bubble and batta tackle on something. That's never happened before i'm really cool to able to the time During all that craziness and really excited talk to you about all. The amazing jr stops in japan and the journey been on in this coaching world. I appreciate it. Thanks for reaching out and Always happy to talk. Hoops awesome so take to get us started. Can you walk to your path and getting on this lifetime of coaching. And what that looks like for you. Yeah sure so. I i graduated high school and add some smaller college offers. I i was a very good player in my high school coach. Who is my two best friends. Fathers follows may Offered me a job. Overpaying me to work for his mortgage lending company had the opportunity to take that job and become his assistant coach. And so i did that from eighteen to twenty and at twenty years old. I decided i wanted to coach fulltime at the time my goal is to become a head college coach and so my plan was to go to college. Started college yet him. Become a manager. So i i left work in. I started to go to south. Florida and Be a manager and at the same time. I actually ended up becoming the head. Coach of that is school team. That i was in the ned and oldsmar christian and i was a manager at south florida and a head coach oldsmar christian when i was twenty and then after being a manager for one year this wasn't wasn't for me I wanted to focus more on Coaching high school. And i also got the opportunity to meet david. Thorpe ran the troll the pro training center. He was preparing to be guys for. The draft was worked with veteran. mba players..
"erie" Discussed on ESPN Daily
"Thanks for joining me. Man going to be on with ov pablo jake. Trotter covers the cleveland browns for espn and before that you reported on the big twelve and followed baker mayfield's meteoric rise. So you live in cleveland. I live in cleveland. I live about five miles away from the browns training facility in berea. Ooh so listen you are right at the heart of everything you cover the browns. I want to understand what does winning this first. Playoff game. twenty six years doing it against is truly hated. Enemy in the pittsburgh steelers. What does it do for a city after two decades of being like generally humiliated. How would you describe the energy. Jake in cleveland right now. Yeah i would describe it as one of the greatest moments in the history of the city. And i'm not just talking about football. I'm talking about all moments. If you talk to people who grew up your they would say that sunday one of the happiest days of their lives sunday night after that win you could hear fireworks going off around cleveland. I don't know who has fireworks in the middle of january but people have them. Apparently people were driving up and down. Their streets warns it was a very exciting night. For cleveland and one that they've been waiting for for twenty six years and really forever considering how dominated they have been by the steelers over the years. Yes i'm looking at a list of things. Actually jake that happened in nineteen ninety four when the browns won their last playoff game. Turns out the number one on the billboard charts. Was the sign by ace of base. Is that all sound right to you. In terms of how did all of this has been feeling. Yeah i've been doing this all year checking what songs were number one at a time. The browns headache milestone. I know that when they were foreign one for the first time since nineteen ninety. Four when bill belichick was still the head coach. That boys to men actually had the number one song on the billboard. Hot one hundred. That kind of gives you a little context of how long it's been since the browns were at this point. I mean they're starting quarterback for example wasn't even alive to rewind to a little bit more recently the week leading up to this playoff win over the steelers it was. I don't even know how to explain it. Other than just like total chaos. Breaking news into i ate out of cleveland browns coach. Kevin stefanski has tested positive for covid. Nineteen according to our adam schefter to other coaches and players dealing with kobe related issues. They're closing their facilities fellas. They ultimately competed with kevin stefanski in his basement. Watching the game not on the sidelines. So what is this week been like as it relates to cove it. They had a practice on wednesday which was weird to see because they haven't had a practice or very many of them not even just last week for the last couple of weeks. I mean go back to the game in week. Sixteen when they traveled to play the jets. They had to delay their flight because they had a positive test from one of their players. Then they had to put their entire receiving core as high risk close contacts on the reserve covid nineteen list. They finally get to newark. They stay the night there. They were not able to do a walk through before leaving on saturday so they held a walk through on the fifth floor. The parking garage that morning adjacent to their hotel really from that moment until now it is been total. Chaos i mean they have had almost every single day since then. Something chaotic happen where they'd had to adjust. They went the entire week last week. Almost without a practice until getting one in friday they finally got kevin stefanski their head coach back in the building on thursday. It has been a bizarre couple of weeks. But to this team's credit into kevin's stefanski credit. They have never panicked. They have never felt sorry for themselves and they have been able to overcome it. Which is the most impressive thing. When this team given their lack of success in the past in the way as they've come together their ability to overcome different curve balls that have been thrown their way.