35 Burst results for "First Hand"
Mark Meckler: Biden Had the Right to Reverse 'Remain in Mexico'
"Mark, there has been a series of victories in the Supreme Court for America and for conservatives. However, just a few days ago, in the last 24 to 48 hours, Americans are ringing their hands over a victory that was handed to Joe Biden regarding the remain in Mexico policy. Yeah, it is absolutely frustrating and basically just for in summary for folks what it says is president Trump had put into place something called the remain in Mexico policy, which required somebody who was applying for asylum in the United States to remain in Mexico while that asylum determination was being made. And that resulted in the turn back as far as we know of at least 70,000 people who otherwise would have been brought into the country and released pending their hearings most of them never to show up for those hearings. Unfortunately, what the Supreme Court said is that the Biden administration had the right to and did reverse that policy and that that was totally supportable under the law. I'm going to say something that a lot of conservatives don't like. I think that the Supreme Court on this one right. Unfortunately, sometimes we get the right result legally and we don't like the result from a policy perspective, but I actually think they got this one correct. I think this was a discretionary policy that was put into place. And I think the Biden administration had the right to reverse it.
Ex-Georgetown coach gets 2 1/2 years in bribery scandal
"And X Georgetown university coach has been sentenced to prison in a bribery admission scandal AP correspondent Norman hall reports former tennis coach Gordon Ernst admitted accepting nearly $3.5 million over a decade to designate the children of deep pocketed parents as recruits even though they weren't Georgetown caliber players It was two and a half years sentences by far the toughest punishment handed down so far in the sprawling college admissions bribery scandal seeking leniency his lawyer said Ernst who was paid $55,000 annually was surrounded by families with wealth and prestige at Georgetown and told himself he wasn't hurting anyone He's among 54 people who have been convicted in operation varsity blues I'm Norman
Dinesh Reviews the Latest Supreme Court Decision Taming the EPA
"The EPA has been writing all these rules to fight climate change, and they're basically one thing they're trying to do is make it almost impossible for the coal industry. The function in this country. And the way they do this is they take the clean air act, which was passed by Congress, and they expanded in such a way that it enables them to pass all kinds of rules that set certain emissions and put caps on how much emissions can occur. The net effect is we are almost you may say deliberately killing a major industry in our own country and doing it in the name of climate change. So this goes to the Supreme Court and it goes to the Supreme Court on the part of plaintiffs who say basically listen. Yes, there is a clean air act. But the clean air act was passed long before this climate change hoopla. Moreover, the Congress delegates to the EPA, the authority to clean up the air. And the EPA does have the right to make rules consistent with that delegation of power. But no, the EPA can't just say, well, since we have a clean air act, we're not going to take all these new issues of climate change, the oceans are rising, the temperature is going up, the global temperature, and we will now declare ourselves. The enforcer of this climate change ideology, and the court goes, where's your authority to do that in the clean air act? I'm now going to read from the court's decision. When Congress seems slow to solve problems, it may seem natural that those in the executive branch might seek to take matters into their own hands. But the constitution does not authorize agencies to do this. It goes on to say they can not be quote substitutes for laws passed by the people's representatives. In other words, an agency of the executive branch can't just decide what Congress can pass a law. Well, that's okay. We'll sort of make the law ourselves
Trial for US basketball star begins in Moscow-area court
"American basketball star Brittany griner has appeared in a Moscow area court for trial about four and a half months after she was arrested on cannabis possession while traveling to play for a Russian team Krona being led to the hearing in handcuffs with photographers on hand to grab shots At a closed door preliminary hearing on Monday in a Moscow suburb grinus detention was extended for another 6 months to December 20 the Phoenix mercury center and two time U.S. Olympic gold medalist was arrested in February at a Moscow airport police say she was carrying veep canisters with cannabis oil granite could face up to ten years in prison if convicted of large scale transportation of drugs I'm Charles De
How Firefighting (and Funding) Have Evolved With Mauro Porcelli
"One of the things is, and I know you've had some experience in both a smaller service and the larger service. And I remember being a part of a volunteer, you know, department, we were smaller. We had a lot of hand me downs. I mean, this was the early 90s. And we'd go into schools and you'd have some of the bigger departments that had a few more extra things. And it was always that sort of big brother little brother kind of thing. Is that gotten better or is it still is that still out there amongst the fire world? So I can Florida around the Panhandle area. There's still a lot of rural fire departments that are still very small and volunteer. But Florida is just grown so much in the last 20 years. A lot of those departments are gone now. And now it's just most fire departments are just fully paid professional firemen that are working there. But the funding has increased. But the issue is any time there's any the wind blows the wrong way, elected officials want to cut the funding. Okay. Everybody wants to cut the funding into you need 9-1-1. They're like, well, you guys don't do anything. And I keep telling them, you don't want us to do anything. When I have to do something, somebody's dying or they're dead. So you don't want us to do anything. So the way we look at it, we're a cold spring. That's behind the glass. Break glass when needed, then the spring will go into action. And that's the way firefighters and cops are. It's the same thing with the military. They're parallels there. You don't want the military to do their job. If they are, somebody's getting killed. Okay? And we don't want
The Dealbreaker for Many Conservatives Running for Office
"Continuing on with the foolery of Janie 6th. I'm just convinced that this is going to be a deal breaker for many conservatives. That are running for office. We have already seen Carrie Lake has come out and made a unequivocal statement. She's running for governor state of Arizona, which is where I live. That's why I care about it so much. She's made an unequivocal statement that the election was stolen. Other candidates, well, I could say Karen Roberson wouldn't raise her hand when the question was asking the debate if the election was stolen. Ladies and gentlemen, I mean, I don't know what to tell you. If you look at what happened in the election, never in the history and I'm a rehash this until I'm blue in the face. There may be somebody that's liberal that's listening to this that need to hear it. Never in the history of our country have they stopped the vote like they did in the 2020 election. There is never occurred in the history of our country that a president won the bear with all but one bill with a county and didn't win the presidency. There is never in history have a president warned the states that Donald Trump won in 2020 and did win the presidency. There has never been a time in history where president has gotten as many votes as Donald Trump did in the increase in votes from 2016 to 2020 and did not win the presidency. These are unprecedented historic markers that have never happened in the history of our country. And you can not tell me that somehow Joe Biden has garnished that much hatred. Think about this. If Biden was that good and delivered that well, why did president and in president Trump did so bad, right? People are saying he handled COVID poorly. He did all this. He got like 10 million more views. I mean, I've used more votes. I could be wrong on that number. But he got millions upon millions more people voting for him in 2020 than in 2016.
Jim Hanson and Corey DeAngelis Chat About School Choice
"Now let's talk about the other big win. State of Arizona, the money follows the kids, laid out for us, Cory. Yeah, so the victory in Arizona is the biggest school choice victory in U.S. history. Every single family, regardless of income, regardless of background, will be able to take their kids state funded education dollars to the education provider of their choosing. That could be a public school, a private school, a charter school, or a home based education option. With this victory, Arizona cements itself as the number one state for school choice. And when governor doocy of Arizona signs this bill into law, which he is expected to do soon, he'll essentially be walking up to governor desantis of Florida and snatching out of his hands, the school choice championship belt of the U.S.. Look, ducey's been a leader in school choice. We all know this. This is friendly competition and more Republican state governors should follow the lead of doocy and desantis and go all in on school choice. Now is the time to do it. Support for educational freedom is at an all time high and defenders of the status quo are on defense. We saw this with Terry McAuliffe. We saw this with the national school boards association who tried to label parents as domestic terrorists for pushing back at school board meetings about curriculum. Well, since then, over the past half a year, 26 states have already left the national school boards association. We might as well call them the regional school boards association.
Todd Starnes' Field Trip to the Reagan Ranch
"Gosh. So we get to this beautiful place and when you think about Ronald Reagan and you think about Nancy Reagan, they brought the glamour the glitz back to The White House. Hollywood. It was Hollywood. And they brought, you know, Ronald Reagan campaigned on this idea of wanting to make America great again. That was the actual slogan of his presidential campaign. Isn't that funny? Make America great again. So I get up there and I was thinking my mind, this is going to be like the ponderosa from bonanza, grace, I know you don't know what I'm talking about. Sorry. It goes right over there. But folks Google it. And teach your children, grace, we're working on that. We're educating you. You're getting an education. You're going to get masters class in good TV on this program. Yes. And I was thinking this palatial ranch and with I don't know, I wouldn't say servants, but ranch hands and maids and butlers and all that kind of stuff. So we get up there. And there was this sort of, I wouldn't say decrepit house, but it was really old. It was painted. It looked nice, but it wasn't anything glamorous. And you walk in and there's old furniture. It sparsely, you know, there's not a lot of furniture. There's a bed where this is where Reagan lived when he was back in California. There was a bed and your Reagan was the bed was small, and so they had to put like a nightstand at the end of the bed so Reagan's feet wouldn't dangle off the bed. My pillow didn't even exist. There was no my pillow there. And it was a very simple, it was a very straightforward ranch. There was folks, there was really not much to it. There was no glitz, no glamour. Very humble. Very humble abode. Very nice, clean. I mean, it was very, very pretty. I mean, the setting. And I was really struck by that.
Dodgers hit 3 homers, knock off nemesis Rockies 8-4
"The Dodgers avoided a three game sweep by hitting three home runs in an 8 four downing of the rockies Freddie Freeman Will Smith and Cody Bellinger all went deep as LA took advantage of a shaky hermon Marquez Trey Turner added a two run double and Julio urias pitched into the 6th inning Urea is allowing three runs Marques left with an apparent injury to his throwing hand with one out in the fourth after allowing 5 runs and 5 hits One of those hits was Freeman's 446 foot solo drive to center in the first inning Freeman has a 13 game hitting streak I'm Dave
Jim Hanson and Amanda Milius Discuss the J6 Show Trial
"Hey folks, it's Jim Hansen. I have sitting here in studio. Oblivious to the fact that we just went live because I was talking to my good friend amazing filmmaker and one of the most culturally elite members of the America first crowd, Amanda milius. Welcome. Thank you. I'm so glad to be on in the new spot. Isn't this cool? This is like a crazy show. It is the coolest thing. I know. No, I almost am like not worthy. I would like like I said, I almost wore sweats. I know. You got to do that. On the bottom. You have to have the top here. Yeah, I'm used to just being able to pull it together on the top, and then everything else is like yoga pants, and I'm like, maybe I'll get dressed today. Yeah. Yeah, well, we did it. And we're on the late night TV talk thing. Now, I want to talk kind of production value. Because I don't know if you notice, there is a giant show trial propaganda fest for the invented insurrection going on. That was pretty, I mean, yesterday was, there are some really good memes created out of yesterday. Like if a day creates good memes. It's a good day. So yeah, it's us. It's our team winning. Yeah, there was this one where like, I think they had like shots from one of those White House down or something movies or and then they had, I mean, it was so with the beast. The grass, like, that's basically what she was describing. I mean, it was absolutely insane. And good on them. But I want to kind of get into your area of expertise because the left decided when they were going to have these show trials that they were going to hire a TV news executive to stage them. Tell us super cool. It tells you a lot. And then you've got legs zelensky going on like every meeting with every celebrity he possibly can. You're like, man, this guy's got a lot of time on his hands 'cause I'm just trying to run a production company, like not run a war. I don't even have time to do that. That's amazing.
Grand Theft Auto: Capitol City?
"Here's Cassidy Hutchinson saying that Donald Trump tried to create a new saga in the Grand Theft Auto series, otherwise known as Grand Theft Auto capital city. Play cut 70. Tony described him as being irate, the president said something to the effect of, I'm the effing president, take me up to the capitol now to which Bobby responded, sir, we have to go back to the west wing. The president reached up towards the front of the vehicle to grab at the steering wheel. Mister engel grabbed his arm, he said, sir, you need to take your hand off the steering wheel. We're going back to the west wing. We're not going to the capitol. Mister Trump then used his free hand to lunge towards Bobby angle and this one mister ornata had recounted the story to me. He had motioned towards his clavicles. So that's a really serious accusation, right? I mean, you have a president of the United States that assaults the Secret Service agents. I mean, that's serious. I mean, wow. And by the way, who uses the word clavicles. Assaulted me in the clavicles, the first thing you say, wait, is that like super anatomically specific, by the way? Unless you're trained to say that she was trained in coached, I think, to say that. So okay, fine. She says this, super serious accusation. And I knew it as soon as I heard, it's just like, there's no way that's true. No way. I've been in the beast. You can't do that. And by the way, it's just not something I believe Donald Trump would do otherwise.
We Need to Talk About Cassidy Hutchinson...
"Yesterday, with an urgent pace, the committee put together a surprise hearing with a White House aide, her name Cassidy Hutchinson. Now I'd never heard of Cassidy Hutchinson before, I knew a lot of people in The White House. I knew a different Cassidy who's one of the sweetest person people ever who worked in The White House and was super loyal to the country and loyal president Trump. But this Cassidy, I had never heard of. Fine, whatever. I didn't know everyone in The White House. I didn't work there. Just did some projects and happened to visit more times than not. So this person comes up and she starts to testify. And she says some very, very serious things. She says some things such as, for example, the kind of scintillating news grabbing headline was the one that Donald Trump tried to hijack the presidential motorcade, otherwise known as the beast. That Donald Trump and all of his fury and all of his anger was so upset with what was happening. He wanted to go to the capitol so badly that Donald Trump put his hand on the collar of a Secret Service agent tried to take the steering wheel of the car and the Secret Service had to push him back. I mean, I heard this, I said, wow, that's quite an accusation. Cassidy, have you ever been in the beast before? Because I have. And that's literally impossible to do. I was thinking this while I was hosting the show yesterday, because again, I'm processing all this. I said, I'm not going to cover this until I have time to really let all this set in, by the way, previously I was more immature with the way I reacted to things like I did with Covington, I would like to think this is a mature response. You wait a day. Do you think about it? You process it, you study it, you examine it. That's what adults do. Children immediately like, wow, oh my goodness, see hijack the beast. I can't believe it. And then all it takes is someone to say, wait hold on a second. You can't do that. There's a separation wall between the passengers and the Secret Service. It's physically impossible.
Cassidy Hutchinson Testifies Against Trump
"The junior aide, all of 25 years old, so she would have been what 23 when she saw all of this allegedly go down or at least that's what she heard go down on January the 6th. Cut 15. Related to him were not, but you don't have the assets to do it. It's not secure. We're going back to the west wing. The president had very strong, very angry response to that. Tony described him as being irate. The president said something to the effect of, I'm the effing president, take me up to the capitol now. To which Bobby responded, sir, we have to go back to the west wing. The president reached up towards the front of the vehicle to grab at the steering wheel. Mister engel grabbed his arm, he said, sir, you need to take your hand off the steering wheel. We're going back to the west wing. We're not going to the capitol. Mister Trump then used his free hand to lunge towards Bobby engel and mister renata had recounted the stories to me. He had motioned towards his clavicles.
US officials announce more steps against monkeypox outbreak
"U.S. health officials are reacting to a surprising and growing monkeypox outbreak I'm Ben Thomas with details U.S. health officials have expanded the group of people recommended to get vaccinated against the monkeypox virus Now included those who may realize on their own that they could have been infected That includes men who have recently had sex with men at parties or in gatherings in cities where monkeypox cases have been identified The White House says it's also working to provide more monkeypox vaccine and expand testing among other steps aimed at getting ahead of the outbreak Most monkeypox patients experience only fever body aches chills and fatigue People with more serious illness may develop a rash and lesions on the face and hands that can spread to other parts of the body The disease is endemic in parts of Africa where people have been infected through bites from rodents through small animals It does not usually spread easily among people I'm Ben Thomas
Jay Monahan Only Cares About the PGA Top Players
"If you are running this country, like this is true like liberalism at its finest, I feel like with Jay running this tour right now. I mean, how he does not care about anyone on this tour except for the top guys. And showing right now more than ever. I mean, the fact that he added these events to basically to the top 50 guys in the FedExCup for next year to play in all these guaranteed money events. It's going to be harder for guys the average guide to keep their car now. I mean, whoever is on that pack and who is an average player. I mean, let's take aurora. I mean, there's some fantasy. I mean, the guy has never had to now he's earned the right to be where he's at on the course. But he's never had to grind for his PGA Tour cards. So take a guy who is an average guy who might be on the board, and why aren't they like raising their hand and saying, what are you doing for us? Because as I can see right now, they're doing nothing. They're making it harder. And I mean, yes, we don't sell tickets Greece and Murray doesn't sell tickets like Rory McIlroy does, but at the end of the day, you have to look out for your whole tour. You can't just look out for your top guys. I mean, it's just like in the real world. You have to look out for the small business people. I mean, that's just who runs the country who runs the two door is going to be these small guys as well. I mean, yes, we are replaceable, but at the end of the day, we've earned our right to be on tour. We did everything we could to get there. And we're doing everything in our power to stay there, but you guys are making it way tough for for us. I mean, two perfect examples is the barbasol and the barracuda this year. They added 50 spots for European guys. It's easier to get in the John Deere this year than it is the
Did Trump Take the Wheel Like Cassidy Hutchinson Said?
"Hutchinson was an aide to former White House chief of staff, Mark Meadows, at prick, and she testified about Trump's actions to the special congressional committee investigating the rights. So Trump promised during his speech on January 6th to march to Capitol Hill with his supporters to protest Congress certifying the 2020 election results. That we all know. But when the president was told by a security detail that they would not take him to the capitol, he got upset. Apparently they were told, they told him they've got guns, and he said, I don't care that I hear the shoot me. Let's get to the capitol. So Hutchinson testified with a very straight face. And this is the kind of people, this is the kind of person the left just loves. The kind of person that comes out of the woodwork to make these crazy charges and the left thinks she's got no book to sell. She's not trying to get a job at MSNBC. She must be real. No, no, no. Hold your horses. So Hutchinson said that Trump told his security detail the president said something to the effect of on the effing president, take me up to Capitol Hill now. And then he lunged at the steering wheel, and that's the story or not all told her. She also said Trump used his free hand to lunge at his security detail. When mister owner actor or not to had recounted this story to me, he had motioned towards his clavicle. Hutchinson's testimony is offering new alleged details, obviously, about the president's actions on that day. As the Democrat led committee continues to try to paint Trump as an unhinged lunatic who poses a serious threat to American democracy, they're just scared shit, he's going to run again and really kick some tables over. She was not physically present for the events. He described, but based her testimony on hearsay, she got from a member of the Secret Service. I can't do that. Where is Johnny Depp's lawyer right now? Objection hearsay. Objection leading. We need Camille Vasquez. Well, listen, you PEEP on the left, hold your tongues and push back your victory party. Because I'm hearing now in the last few minutes that the Secret Service in question offered to testify under oath that the story about Trump trying to commandeer the assault commandeer that the assault and attempt to attempt to steer the beast never happened.
Ghislaine Maxwell Gets 20 Years
"Let's talk about a creepy pedophile who absolutely got caught red handed and will now do the time. Nearly 6 months after Ghislaine Maxwell was found guilty of 5 charges, including sex trafficking in a minor. It was time to return to court and discuss some sentencing. And Ghislaine is now going to be sentenced for 20 years for her role in the Jeffrey Epstein bullshit. Last week, it was said that the 60 year old Maxwell and her legal team were filing documents saying there was unfair for delaying to serve as sentence that should have been reserved for Jeffrey Epstein. You know, had he not been found on a live in his jail cell back in 2019. They said, look, how about 51 and 63 months or less than 6 years? And I think people got tired of delaying constantly saying I was just following orders that kind of shit. Prosecutors don't like that schtick. They were looking for a sentence of between 30 and 55 years, but look, she got 20. And she put out a statement to you all the victims. I'm sorry for the pain that you experienced. It is my sincerest wish to all those in the courtroom and to all those outside this courtroom that this day brings a terrible chapter to the end to an end. And to those of you who spoke here today and those of you who did not may this day help you travel from darkness into the light. Yet she continues to protect the rapists. What did they do for her in the end? Nothing. Why didn't she talk? She look, she needs to sing before she gets suicide. She's screwed, either way, so might as well bring the predatory men down with her. I mean, there's no way she didn't keep tapes and lots of receipts stashed someplace in one of the safe houses around the world. I know I'm gonna get to that eventually. And really, I guess if there's any justice here, it's that the lane got more than the 51 month she was hoping
The Boy Scouts of America Is Overrun With Pedophiles
"The Boy Scouts of America are covering up rampant pedophilia within their ranks with 350 350 previously unknown adult scoutmasters or members identified as alleged abusers according to a lawsuit against the scouts. A lawsuit was filed that accuses the Boy Scouts in America of facilitating a continuing and serious conspiracy to conceal and cover up sexual assaults against children within their organization. Lawsuit was filed by a group of attorneys called abused in scouting and the group formed in February to investigate abuse in the BSA. Boyce counts America. The attorneys investigation discovered and identified 350 alleged abuses after hundreds of former scout members reportedly revealed their previously unreported sexual abuse claims. So it's apparent that the boy scout defendants continue to hide the true nature of their cover up. And the extent of the pedophilia epidemic within their organizations because the vast majority of these victims coming forward involve claims of abuse at the hands of pedophiles who are not yet identified by the Boy Scouts of America. There's nearly 800 clients who say they were abused by adult leaders in the Boy Scouts. The abused and scouting lawyers said, and he added that the alleged abusers are not known to law enforcement or in the BSA's internal database, sometimes referred to as the perversion files. Is it a great to have a file name perversion? What could go wrong? And you want your kids in there? You're ready, you goddamn
"first hand" Discussed on Can I Pet Your Dog?
"Loving your animals, spending time with them, engaging with them, have fun and thanks for being a part of such an awesome community. I am so grateful to be here with you. Oh, Alexis. And now you know what that was. Beyond delightful. Research. Very research. It's really research. It sounds like she's studied a bit. Examined a bit, experimented a bit, and I was her stuff. I'm gonna try it. I'm gonna try it too. Let's see how it goes. I've decided to give it a shot. Yeah. And if you want more again, Katya's podcast is the animal that changed you go, check it out. Okay, Alexis, we did it. We made it to the end of another episode. The end of our fall Siri are spooky series also. Spooky series comes to an end. And a little bit happy. Happy to extend. Happy to have it be over. Yes. Excited to bring in the turkeys next week. Turkey's will trot. That's what they do right. Trotting episode yeah, that seems about rain. Trotting turkeys. It seems accurate. Get ready. Okay. All right, well, I gotta go get a Turkey, I guess. So we're ready for next week in the meantime. I like to thank our moderators at Facebook, our listeners, maximum fun. Everybody who's been around for this show. You get to the best. You're awesome. And I got to teach in Turkey dressage, I guess, so we'll be back next week with that. Yeah. Okay. All right, let's do it. Until then, can I bet your dog? Your dog? Maximum fun dot org, comedy and culture. Artists don't? Audience supported..
"first hand" Discussed on Can I Pet Your Dog?
"Food, whether it's treater kibble in a fist in the palm of your hand so that you're sort of hiding it with your fist. That way your dog won't only do this when you're showing a hunk of food. There's sometimes going to be food in there and sometimes when that fist opens, he or she's just going to get a pet from you and that's nice too. So that will help you be able to play this game whether you have food or not in your dog will learn to target on your fist, knowing sometimes there's a yum in there, sometimes not, but I still get scratches. Your goal is to increase either the time or the distance that you are from the mat. You don't want to work on both things at the same time. So the cool thing about magic mat is that this game is gonna be with you for a while. There's going to be a lot to play with here and to learn and let it take time and get better at it over time with your dog. So work on time first. Maybe your dog can hold for 5 seconds before you release some treats or kibble. Then it's gonna be ten, then 15 and 20 go gradually. Maybe it's less than that. But if you moved up to let's say 30 seconds in your dog jumps up and can't wait, now you know that that's your dog's threshold. So you're gonna start to work at go under 20. Go to 25 seconds and then start slowly work back up to 30 seconds again. And then you'll grow from there. 40 seconds. 50, a minute, great. You're talking wait a whole minute before getting food. Same thing with the distance, then you'll work on distance. Take one step back, then come back to your dog and give them some treats. Take three steps back. Right now you walk more forward to your dog again and release some kibble. So you want to play around with increasing both of those things separately. But once you've been playing magic map for a really long time, you and your dog are going to know each other's body language, your communication, that you're not even aware that you're relaying your feedback loop is going to get stronger and more developed between the two of you. You're going to be able to say magic mat, your dog's going to get down and he or she is going to trust you so much. You're going to be able to leave the room, go wash your hands in the bathroom. Come back, and there's your dog waiting for that yum. And that will happen over time with consistent practice. And it's better to play magic Matt every day for 5, ten minutes than it is to do once in a while for an hour. It's all about consistency and it's all about checking in and interacting. It's a great way for your dog to earn food and just to just to have that practice point with you that you guys are in communication. I hope you like this tip. If you have any questions, feel free to DM me at Katya lipski and I know that sounds like a total Russian ice skater name. I wish I was a Russian ice skater. I'm unfortunately not. Maybe in my next life. You can also DM me pictures of your dog doing magic mat or video because I am obsessed with dogs and would love to see them. That's it. I hope you've enjoyed this bonding game and if there is something that you want to learn to do with your dog, if there's some training you have in mind, let Renee and Alexis know. And we'll discuss it. Maybe I can address that next time. But for now, just keep loving your dog,.
"first hand" Discussed on Can I Pet Your Dog?
"Hey Alexis. Every day. Do you know what time it is? No. What time is it? It is time for my minute with a lane and Riley. Hit it. Whoo. My name is Elaine, and I'm going to talk to you about my heart dog, Riley, who first made me a dog have her. Get ready for a Borg, and go. Riley was a black and tan dachshund pomeranian mix with a silver old man dog, sugar face, expressive eyebrows, sticky upy ears with long flowing tufts and majestically long, lush tail fur. He looks according to me like a perfect little fuzzy bean. When I rescued slash inherited him in 2016, he was a 29 pound hairy barrel who stole my chicken nuggets in the first week of being adopted, much to his disappointment, a good diet brought him down to 12 pounds. Some of his favorite things included standing on his back legs and screaming to welcome his loved one's home. Throwing his butt and fluffy tail into other dogs faces when play fighting, like a wombat, trying to sneakily eat dog poop, chewing plastic bottle lids and bread ties and fluffing up blankets like they're wrestling. He was good at convincing everyone to pet his belly and at finding sunbeams to lay in. Everyone who met him said he was the sweetest dog, and I know we were both lucky to have found each other. And time. Oh boy. Okay, all right. Alexis, I haven't heard the phrase hard dog before. Me either. I love that. Yeah, that's exactly what that is. Yeah, the first dog that makes you you go, oh yeah, well this is in me forever and you're perfect. Yeah. Yeah. Sugar face? I know. Yes, that's exactly exactly what it is. A dog who establishes the relationship by taking chicken nuggets on the first week? It was a dog. That's my heart dog, frankly. Yeah, also did photos and oh, this is a cute cute, cute dog. It's got like, it's got the little docs in like short legs, but it's a little bit like the head is kind of big, it looks kind of like you put a big dog head on a docs and body and it's really cute. Beyond perfect. Beyond perfect. Also, the production quality of this. All of a sudden, now we're doing editing? Oh my God, editing in here. You tell Burke comes into scream? I like to get my lane in podcast. Everybody coming on my minute deserves their own podcast. It's true. And it also genuinely surprised me. I was like, oh, we did it. Oh. Okay. It's right there? Yeah. There it is. I couldn't love it more. I also a day hate it because I am among the sneaky poop eater club. I hate it. I know. But I also always comforted to know that I am not alone in such a thing, just like you. Yeah, I do want to pull the dogs aside and be like, guys, you were perfect without that. Yes. If we could just get you to stop that. Yeah. What a gift. Cricket does the cat poop, which it's like, man. Why is this what you want? I understand. Yeah, I don't either. I don't need something in the DNA. Doug, no, he's so fast about it now. It just feels like am I not giving you enough treats? 'cause this can't be better. Yeah, I can't. I don't know what to happen in there. Here's what we know, though, in conclusion, Riley perfect dog. Perfect dog. Perfectly. Great work. If somebody else is like, I also have a perfect dog. Oh, are you guys looking for a perfect joke? Oh. I'm so either you're looking for muts. That's true. If you're looking for perfect dogs, well, hand me send it in. Yeah, we haven't had a call for perfect dogs. So yeah, if you have a perfect dog, go ahead and then record on your phone, laptop, whatever recording device you have, your mind, a minute, and then email it to us. I can pet your dog podcast at Gmail dot com.
"first hand" Discussed on The Sean Hannity Show
"My buddies we had a great time. I don't. I don't think i will call that financially independent. I think that not my own food. I live booed. those are snacks. donald you name it. I bought it. And guess what i survived. I didn't get traumatized. You are so traumatized your manorexic today. No older you're you're it just it just doesn't go like it used to. That's the bottom line. You know you're babylon slows down in spite of all my work. But i'd like to stay in shape. I work hard to get in shape. Do it now or and a half a day. I mean you've seen my hands every single finger on my hands is busted four hundred times if only we could lock up our way. Sign like we do our privacy. Oh good grief you know what. I'm banning the word linda for the rest of the show. Eight hundred nine. four one. sean. If you wanna be a part of the program right that's gonna wrap things up for today as always thank you for being with us. Full investigation tonight. Flip flop pouch. What did he know. When did he know it out. She lied and people died. Is trending on twitter today Anyway well full investigation. On this lindsey graham marco rubio the great one mark levin dan bongino. You'll meet the parents of a student at columbia. Prep where they got their own sex. Ed and much much more. Say a dvr. Hannity nine eastern. Tonight fox thanks for being with us tonight back here tomorrow. Thank you for being with us. You make this show possible..
"first hand" Discussed on The Sean Hannity Show
"Was little my daughter was a fanatic She even check the amount of sugar in baby food before she would buy it She did let him go to mcdonalds but she always got happy meal that was chicken and she took the breading off so that all he got was the chicken she rubbed his french fries with a napkin to get the salt in the grease off it. She ruined the chicken nuggets and she ruined the front tries. Great what's the point that takes a happy meal and turns it into an unhappy meal. Because you're getting rid of all the good stuff. But he didn't know that and that's what linda saying you bring them up when they're young like that they don't know the different needs to come out and by the way i'm as i was guilty of this a little bit when my kids were young helicopter parent. You know worry about things. In retrospect i realized we're stupid And you know you i. I'm just watching this. And i'm like get the kid a happy meal. he gets chicken mcnuggets or cheeseburger. French fries you can get water or juice instead of a coke or or sprite or whatever. The kid wants. It's not that big a deal. Now it makes kids happy. They call it a happy meal because kids are happy. They love to get the toys and they like french fries and they like chicken nuggets and they like cheeseburgers a lot of kids. Some kids. don't like cheeseburgers. It's not a big deal. Why are we freaking over one stupid happy meal and oh my son likes air fried french fries. I'm like well. 'cause you kid never had mcdonald's french fries which are infinitely better than airfreight french fries. Mcdonald's fries are better than anybody thank you. That's my point. Why deny the child occasional. French fries for mcdonald's wendy's what's the big deal. They can do that when they get older. Oh my i everybody's uptight you. Linda's are up tight here. I'm telling you this is not me. I didn't bring my children up that way. My children brought their children up that way. Mcdonald's came into franklin square on franklin avenue and they moved in. They literally had a free large french. Fry coupon in penny saver. Which is that free newspaper that they throw around everybody's lawn and me and my friends. I'll admit it we walked around everybody's house and we cleaned up there. We did them a favor. We cleaned up their penny savers so they wouldn't have to pick it up. And then we take the coupons and we go to mcdonald's and get you know massive portions of french fries and stuff our faces and it was it works because i was hooked then for the rest of my life. I still am hooked on them. I just can't have them that often. And that's what my daughter and you're linda tried to do with get their children unhooked on franchise. I'm not saying the have french fries everyday. Linda will be the first to tell you. Let me just stay for the record. Just you know i did. My personal experience has been and and it's just my personal experience that my child loves french fries of all shapes and sizes right now. He hasn't had any fast food. French fries on my watch other than chick-fil-a roddick helicopter parrot. First of all non the roddick. It's very different. I could be like the other moms at the park on their cell phones the whole time. They wouldn't notice that their kid got kidnapped completely and totally absent without talking about kidnapping kids french fries. Okay so anyway so back to the french fries..
"first hand" Discussed on The Sean Hannity Show
"It's you know it is a crime to aid abet or harbor. Somebody here illegally. So he's sanctuary cities. The which is government endorsement of of crimes against the law. And yet you have no enforcement of the federal law. Nobody in is going after these sanctuary cities and counties and states like california for breaking the law with impunity So you know. It's no wonder that you know lawlessness. is escalating. And that you know. Americans have lost faith. And i'll give you another example the selective prosecution of of donald trump. That seems to be in the works by letitia james. The new york attorney general. Who promised before she ever was elected. Ag that she was going to investigate and prosecute donald trump for business dealings to which she was not even privy to a single page of of evidence or testimony. Now that grand juries convene. Do you expect that they're going to be indictments handed down dan abrahams think so i. I don't know it's you know i. I don't think that there's legitimate evidence but you know remember in a grand jury room which is secret enclosed. There is no defense. There's no one there to argue their side. Grand jury is telling us greg. What's that you get indict a ham sandwich. Yeah i mean it's you know It's the famous sane and and it's it's largely true there are some exceptions but Show you know grand juries or simply rubber-stamp for the most part ancho when latisha james and You know the district attorney in manhattan Decide that they want. What are you gonna do. This may have to do with evaluations of properties and the evaluations for alone purposes or are higher. Don't loan in loaning institutions. Don't they do their own assessment of of the worth of a building in other words. Don't they do their own appraisals. Before they grant massive amounts of money in this case probably millions of millions of dollars. Isn't it on them to check out. What the value of the property what they praise it at before they would get grant such big loan. It is their duty bound to engage in what's known as due diligence. You know and if you let's take a particular piece of property it doesn't matter what an owner values of property out matters what their own appraisers think of. Well i it's not. The owner does evaluation donald trump. Louise used A bevy of lawyers accountants. Cpa's and real estate experts to do all of that work. He doesn't do his own taxes. he doesn't right out. Applications for loans on commercial properties stunned by experts. He relies on that To prove the he broke the law. You'd have to prove that. He did so knowingly and intentionally but if he's relying on experts You can't prove that right as we continue..
"first hand" Discussed on The Sean Hannity Show
"You get away with it. How does joe biden. Get away with partnering with a former klansman that filibustered. The civil rights act voting rights act sixty four sixty five to stop the integration of schools and school busing. Because he didn't want public schools to become racial jungles. He parted with the clansman to do that. He never even gets asked that question because he was in the media mob big tack democratic party protection program candidate protection program. Now he's in the presidential protection program. Anyway here with us greg jarrett. He's the host of his own podcast. The brief he ought the to number one bestsellers witch hunt and the russia. Hulk's all the details. You ever want to talk about this and vouch and a lot of other things. I mean my my my is is this hyperbole on my part or my making a compelling case that we don't have it meaning equal justice and application greg jarrett equal justice under the law is Sculpted on the peppermint the us supreme court and in this day and age. It seems like it's just an empty slogan that has no meaning. And you pointed out. I mean you know. Joe biden Basically You know withholding a billion dollars Unless prosecutor investing investigating. His son's company is fire. You know it's a crime to use a public office. You're vice presidency to confer benefit on a foreign government A billion dollars in aid in exchange for something of value to yourself for an immediate relative. Your son hundred biden and yet Trump's the guy gets impeach not once but twice and and biden. There's no thought. The department of justice of pursuing joe biden much less in congress and and hunter biden. Where's his indictment. He was in bed with with the chinese. The qasr extend you know in moscow with the wife of the mayor you know. He's running influence peddling cons raking in millions of dollars leveraging. His father's fame and power remember. How hunters laptop revealed. The bake guy aka dad was scheduled. Get a secret. Ten percent cut of a big chinese energy deal worth. Eleven billion dollars the biden. Where's the indictments For for biden or joe biden. Joe biden's brother So you know you're right that to to lose faith. Because of the department of justice has now been politicized so that only conservatives and republicans have the justice system weaponized against them. You get a get out of jail free card if you're a liberal or a democrat. It's pretty amazing. And i don't know where this ends because he can end end well if we don't if we don't have this is fundamental a country based on the rule of law a rule of laws based on a document called the constitution. And then we've got this other problem on the law to greg jarrett and that is that well. We selectively pick and choose what laws we choose to go bay and ignores the ones. We don't because ice. He states with sanctuary states status and sanctuary city status and cities and to me and joe biden's policies of okay. Just come on in the country and we'll ship you off to one of the forty eight states and you can build your life there and dumping it in the dark night on governors to take care of a food and shelter and housing and and healthcare and education Which states cannot afford especially post pandemic and and that to me would be aiding and abetting lawbreaking. Why do i put. it helps. Facilitate somebody coming into this country illegally provided the money to do it and protected them from the police in ice. I probably be handcuffed and hauled off to jail greg boop. Maybe i'm just old fashioned. No you're absolutely right..
"first hand" Discussed on The Sean Hannity Show
"Sean if you wanna be a part of the program. I've been raising this question about whether or not in america. Today we have equal justice under the law. Equal application of our laws. You know i. I mean we see flagrant double standards. Now that i never thought i'd see my lifetime. Police all the impeachment of donald trump over you know an anonymous whistleblowers Tip about a phone call. That became public with presidents. Alinsky of and there was talk. Well did he want to quit. In a pro inequality quo well. There's only one fact witness and that entire impeachment. Just one who said yeah. I talked to the president. He said he he wants nothing. He doesn't wanna quid pro quo. That's what the president said. Now we have a lot of other witnesses a lot of other noise yet. Hearsay witnesses and you had opinion witnesses. They're all mice. Everybody's got an opinion but it's not facts that lead to impeachment. How do how do we then. Simultaneously ignore. joe biden leveraging one billion taxpayer dollars which he brags about. We have the tape to get a prosecutor in ukraine fired when he's vice president because that prosecutors investigating zero experience son who's being paid millions marketing.
"first hand" Discussed on The Sean Hannity Show
"I've already been typecast it as a liberal. Because i'm young. I teach in the arts and already loved me as someone who supports curriculum. When i don't support it i don't think it's inclusive for our children it. It doesn't teach anything them and and lately the since we've dumped this twickenham we've now moved into. What is your curriculum hitting in terms of diversity not want anyone asked me what my curriculum is going to actually educate children in any of the other subjects. You teach that's our focus of the school and that's the focus of the schools across the country right now so i really worry for the youth. That's going to be the next two to three generations when prime focus not teaching ilia not teaching great classics. We're focused on just teach diversity at the that's that's really the focus going it. Oh maybe fashion. I guess i am old fashioned but how about we teach our kids to do reading writing. Math computers. I don't even know if history's worth it anymore. Let the parents may be supplement that at home because it's such disagreement even fundamental things that you know this is fundamental and basic. The you know our kids go to public schools like thirteen public high schools in baltimore and not a single kid proficient in math and reading not one. How do you fail at that level and still keep your job. Because that's on the teachers and the teachers union and it's the unholy alliance with teachers unions and democrats teachers unions donate democrats and democrats. And you know you get the benefit of as a teacher's union right Covid nineteen cdc guidelines for teachers. How nice is that anyway. I sympathize greatly with you stephanie. Appreciate the call. Sorry this is the world we're living in and for those that do have the courage to speak out. You're risking a lot. And if you can. I know so people really want to. They just can't and i i. They know their gut tells them. But you know in cases like that. I would just argue while you're in the classroom and the doors close focus on whatever your subject matter is and do your best job doing that without going down the road of even being involved in this just just focus on the fundamentals..
"first hand" Discussed on The Sean Hannity Show
"It's a grave concern in the biden family's financial ties both to china and russia that you've so clearly articulated in the past That that's a major concern but just look at what you know from from the standpoint of vladimir putin as he is he looks forward to his meeting. Coming up with joe biden. He's getting everything. He wants conceding. Nothing that nord stream two pipeline. Let's let it go through. That's that's explained that to make. Did we just stop just fire. And take jobs away high paying career jobs from from people that were working on the keystone pipeline. Correct me. if i'm wrong senator. And then he gives a waiver to vladimir it's it makes no sense whatsoever. We finally achieved energy independence under president. Trump. and what is what is biden. Do he kills them. By killing the keystone xl pipeline. That oil and gas is going to go to china. They're laughing all the way to the bank. In the meantime while he's hampering and cutting back on america's energy independence while he's cutting back on our oil producers he's approving the the russians effort to control oil flow into europe and it's just unbelievable. You would prioritize russia's interest over america's i mean it's inexplicable tomato. How do we deal with the fact. And why is there's zero interest with all the talk about quitting pro and quos come the media in this country. How come democrats in this country you know. One anonymous hearsay whistleblower only one fact witness who said donald trump asked for nothing. Everybody else was an opinion witness or hearsay witness and they impeach donald trump over this. But you got joe on tape bragging that he leveraged the billion taxpayer dollars to fire ukrainian prosecutor that was paying millions to his sons company and his son goes on good morning america and admits he has no experience in oil gas energy ukraine. Now that would be a real quid pro quo to me. The media doesn't care of big tech doesn't care democrats don't care. I mean we now. Living in this alternate universe for only conservatives go to jail and are held accountable it feels that way shawn the double standard is enormous. You know on a mile. Election night. I spoke with president trump. He was certainly congratulating me on my win and we were talking about what looked like it was going to be his win. And he said you know Joe biden wasn't wasn't my opposition. He said my position was the media and big tech and he said if i'm able to defeat them That that's amazing. Given the amount of effort that they put into defeating me and we think about the effort that goes into silence and conservative voices that the media in big tax or bought in That it is is becoming enormously difficult To to to address this and it's incredibly unfair. The double standard you mentioned is something we've got to voice loud and clear we reconcile the radical green new deal socialism policies of everything's free. How do you reconcile on the second amendment..
"first hand" Discussed on The Sean Hannity Show
"Four one sean. If you wanna be a part of this extravaganza i. i'm looking at the world stage right now and for example One day. I would really prefer that joe biden. Stay home and get night night nappy. All day and warm cookies and a sippy cup wore milky and all is the days post to meet vladimir putin. I believe it's scheduled for june sixteenth. Because well frankly if putin sees biden the way see and the way now rasmussen their poll shows. Most americans seem as weak. Certainly a plurality. Then putin's going to be even more emboldened. Now i know nobody in the mob and the media wants to talk about the issues of where joe is compromised with his sons zero experience hunter. Nobody seemed to care that he leveraged a billion dollars of your money to fire a ukrainian prosecute why vice president ever do that because that that prosecutor was investigating his zero experience on that said had no experience in energy oil gas or ukraine. Why is company getting millions of dollars from berea sma. Why did he get a hundred thousand dollar family shopping spree from a chinese national. Why did he get the bank of china. for one. Point five billion dollars you don't think deutsche bank or goldman sachs or or chase or any of these. These big conglomerates on wall street could have would have been more qualified than hunter. Then we got the first lady of moscow a russian oligarch in three and a half million dollars from them. And then you got the qasr extend oligarch and the relationship there now. Joe said. I've never talked to my son hunter about his farm business. You'll never talk to him. I one time like really now. We know that we have pictures of joe meeting with all the foreign contacts and the emails to prove it. Imagine if this was trump. I mean we've got a problem and so then we've got this problem of who really is running the democratic party because on economic policies. It's the squad and all this new green deal socialism. That's all that's all bolshevik bernie. The guy that vacation in the former soviet union praised the murdering regimes of castro danielle ortega nicaragua. And you go sha venezuela now. The squad has its members making virulent anti-semitic remarks. Not a peep out of joe not a peep out of nancy. Not a peep outta chunky. And now we've got a problem. We've got a week..
"first hand" Discussed on NIGHTLIGHT: A Horror Fiction Podcast
"The bathroom door with his fist bang. Alicia bang. Mike bang. You couldn't find a key and banging wage helping so he shoved the blade into the side of the door like he'd seen in a movie and when he finally got in Michael was standing over the tub one hand on the curtain the other wielding a glow dryer Alicia through a space up fully submerged in the fill in the water. Every time she came up Michael gave her hot air straight to the face back under Corey didn't think he lunged Michael turned around just in time to move out of the way, but Corey wanted him to pay even as a lease a scrambled out of bed now overflowing tub. He needed his brother to pay. Corey chill, I'm just goof shit dad's Nice Slice Michael sty his brother grabbed added missed and Corey stuck the blade again months. It folded backward a line of fire fell over his own fingers. But only Michael yelled. Then Cory's World went all red and blue and black spreading from hot pain his nose when he could see again Michael held the blade in one hand and work hold his blood on the other Corey remembered yelling something something so bad that when the colors clear on the other side of it. Michael had the blade against his own wrists. You want me gone so bad. I'll do it. You know, I will wage and Michael did he dragged the knife across his wrist Corey was supposed to call the number and the police would come and Michael would go away and get better wage. Glass time but something in the red dripping from his brother's wrist into the water inspired an alien rage and Corey. He didn't want it to be like last time. I didn't want there to be another time. The rage propelled him forward and Michael fell back into the bathtub. You little shit. You little shit Corey ran out into the hall closed the bathroom door down and waited. He waited for angry splashing to give way to the sound of wet footsteps a string of curses something to forewarn him of approaching repercussions what came instead was distant muffled crying somehow that was worse than the promise of more black-and-blue pain worse than the thought of his brother dying because Michael needed help wage inquiry didn't know how to help him. Didn't know if he wanted to help him. Why wasn't he getting the phone? Why wasn't he doing something? You didn't know the sobbing stopped eventually cool touched his toes soaked his socks Dark Water crept into the Hall Quarry cross the door open time slowed. Michael laid back and overflowing pinkwater not asleep know his eyes were open glass Corey sloshed over and turned off the water because it was the only thing he could think to do. Then he closed the door and went to find his sister. He held onto Alicia until mom's screams filled his ears and then he held her tighter home. Sometimes he wondered what would have happened if he hadn't gotten into the bathroom. Maybe Alicia would be dead instead of Michael. Maybe they'd both be alive dead maybes were hard for Corey. They weren't like numbers. What happened? Mom asked again? I don't know he said. Mr. Wiggles, Cory. I'm going to ask you again. And I want an answer. How did Alicia get locked in the bathroom? She couldn't have done a herself. Maybe Mister Wiggles. She slapped him don't lie to me Corey tightened his face if he cried. Alicia would cry off and that was the last thing he wanted his breaths were quick hard Pat's that whistled out his nose don't ever do that again. Mom pulled him in for a hug ever. ever ever she burst into tears. Cory dreamed as Alicia spoke, his nightmares had gone down since Michael died, but they still came he woke in a sweat dreams were only memories that were true. Cory would have gone back to sleep. If not for Alicia being awake. He knew this the same way. He knew the sun was out without having to look up at it with Michael. She said where Cory asked He waited staring at the underside of her bed. He repeated the word over and over. It's whistling sound swirling into the wood above him making pictures off. He was almost back to sleep when he heard a thumping sound his body remembered it before he fully could his buttcheeks squeezed together. It.
"first hand" Discussed on NIGHTLIGHT: A Horror Fiction Podcast
"Keys jingled fine carpet needles itched drool stain. Both are managed. Nostril Whetstone get size and crutch ammonia a door opened acai a door closed off of woke slowly remembered and sat up. Someone had let in the dark Alicia. He said he was alone. He jumped up and spraying out of the room his foot burst through the pile of magazines. He'd move and sent him sprawling. He swung open the closet door Corey. You sneered me mom's voice. He ignored her. Mr. Wiggles was gone. Why are you up so late? Mom said and Corey you wet your pants your nine now Jesus boy. She shook her head as she drifted from the front door or over and onto the couch. She pulled her hands down her face and looked over her fingers at him. She smiled the type of smile Corinne Newman something opposite of Happiness off. It matched the smell of Hospital meet and Subway sweat. I fell asleep Corey said pleading with mom only. She didn't know it off. You could see it in the way her eyes narrowed the tilt of her head the constant reminder that they were of two different worlds. He tried to use his words, but sometimes his words off the same as everyone else's words when that happened words didn't help anybody. I fell asleep. I fell asleep. I fell asleep. I fell asleep mom held up a hand. What's that noise? She said he heard it too. He'd felt it before he woke up because somewhere Alicia felt it it was the sound of running water. Where's your sister? I fell asleep. Corey said, oh Lord. Mom said she Rose quick enough to send Corey stumbling, but he caught himself and hurried after her into the Hall Shadows around the corner to the bathroom. Mister Wiggles sat outside the door a dark shadow covering his small chest just took a month swept him aside Cory thought he saw the golden brown chin fall the shadow disconnected and bounced noisily down the hall Alicia. Alicia home. Mom jiggled the handle locked open the door, but she wears the key muffled sobs the door blurred Cory blinked down his tears wage. Push heavy on his cheek. Mom yank his arm. Tell her to open the door. Cory couldn't tell Alicia to open the door not like this. He opened his mouth to explain. But all that came out was I fell asleep. Mom rushed away Cory moved towards the bathroom the sound of water faded. He touched the wood. It was warm. Mom came back with the key. She kept missing the slit in the door knob Corey gently took it away from her her the metal was cold and hard and felt different in his fingers. He slid it into the lock Hurry up, Mom said you did. Alicia sat in the middle of the tiled bathroom floor her head jackhammered between her hands rocking back and forth tears sparkled her cheeks under the light like walk-in. She wailed long and high until she had to gasp for breath then wailed more. That's pocket knife lay along thin lines of bloodbath had her water began to Slick over and down the sides of the tub in seconds. Alicia had her arms wrapped around mom's neck hands pressed back against her own birth. Mom turned off the water and they were gone. Corey walked up to the knife. He hadn't seen it since the day Michael died. He tried to pick it up but it burned his fingers his hand ached as he went out to a halt and found Michael's basketball. He hadn't been able to make it out sitting in Mister Wiggles lap in the dark. But under the WAN light of the hallway, he could see them faded Spalding brand in a nickel-sized flash of white from when it had bounced into the street and his older brother made him crawl under an old leaking pickup truck to retrieve it off part of Michael's things that belonged in his room with all the rest hidden and forgotten. The puppet laid sprawled a few feet away one arm forward the other Twisted back cheek to the floor. He was in just the right position to have one eye of the bathroom with with his hair flattened against the crack blacks card would some long enough to curl on to themselves more than once something caught the life Corey dare to step forward kneeled down and picked it up a button t-shirts didn't have buttons. He looked at Mister Wiggles, but thought it was mostly on his stomach and a shirt looked a white unchanged. Cory ran to Michael's room and paused the door was open dull light flashed inside the smell of cigarette smoke floated along the beat of hyperness. It's muffled voices. You recognize one of them from South Park. Michael's favorite show a laugh cut the air Michaels laugh Corey looked down at the puppet. How long had that awful grin been there? Cory through the basketball as hard as he could do the Gap that wasn't supposed to be a gap because Michael was dead and his door stayed closed and dead people don't smoke and dead people surely don't watch television something shattered with Cory was already running away from the room when that wouldn't smile angled against the floor. He didn't stop until he took the whole way light switch you flipped it down waited and felt some relief the dark and whatever it might bring was safer than having that issue mile on him. Mom fumed into the living room after Alicia finally fell asleep. Her cries had been long and broken and stopped without signal bulb blood-stained mom's uniform. She sat at the table with a glass of Amber liquid ice clinking inside each clink needled Corey side. Come here. Mom said Corey sat in the chair next to her his feet dangled beneath him. He rubbed his fingers together. What happened? She said I fell asleep. He said how did your sister get locked in the bathroom? Cory thought about it with math, he found solutions for combinations of two new numbers by looking at the dance of other familiar numbers. Michael had locked Alicia in a bathroom before he was supposed to blow dry her hair while Mom was at work, but he wanted to play basketball. They had yelled about it and many other things including my boss dropping out of school. Why dad left and the new Mountain like scars erupting along his arms in the end. Mom had one because she was Mom Bowery dedicated a close eye to his sister, but he lost a Michael game and by the time he made it back into the apartment. It was too late. He grabbed dad's knife and assaulted.
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"first hand" Discussed on People Helping People
"I mean I love that on boarding call just being able to set the tone and an almost here people right from the very start definitely. So what's the best way for people to join our find out more? You can go to share my journey dot Org You can reach out to me anytime at share my journey or GENUCEL DOT com. We also have a facebook page. Share my journey dot org. And we'd love for you to follow us and Yeah I'd be honored for anyone to check us out in offer what you have to share my fifteen year old. It's amazing how much wisdom uh children have. Teenagers have to share Wason. He said mom. I really don't think you can have wisdom about something unless it comes from experience like have to experience something in order to have wisdom and we all have been through life experiences and therefore we all have wisdom to share makes a lot of sense and that is very wise. I think that's a very good point that you know children are young adults. Have Lot of you know. Unbiased PERSPECTIVES IN. That makes for some very good wisdom but that everybody wherever they are in their life has that experience in has something to share. Absolutely I think so. Many people have joined and verbalised while I want to help. But I'm really not sure what I can do and when I asked them will. What something that. You've you know. Been through that you'd be willing to talk to someone else about and it just opens up a whole host of opportunities and possibilities for people to help one another it. Well that's wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing about what you doing and I'm really excited to see where this goes. Thank you Adam. It's been so rewarding and I can't wait for more people to experience how rewarding it is and for more organizations to learn about it. Because there really are you know there are so many organizations helping people to day and who who might benefit from some of the legend Life Experiences. Some of our members have to share pre. Well thank you. Thank you and a huge thing to rebecca for sharing everything on this podcast. I found it really inspiring. Hearing Her story both the House. She grew her social enterprises. And what she learned from that I think the takeaway of starts with small something you can get off the ground and then iterating grow from their super powerful. I also love her way of connecting people and really exploring to find out what you're really passionate about. I think that is a relevant question. That a lot of US face so. I'm really glad that she shared her story today again. You can find out about share. My Journey Azure my journey dot. Org and her other venture is the outside and grow dot com. You can find links to these on the show notes at people helping people about world and we'll have other resources that we talked about. So thank you so much for listening. And until next time cheers..
"first hand" Discussed on People Helping People
"Now. Have you had any feedback of the people that have started going through this? That has been absolutely incredible. I'm not only done a member survey first couple of months but then I get a lot of unsolicited emails from people. Just saying you know talking to you help me feel a lot better I'm excited to be a part of this wonderful experience. Thank you thank you for all you're doing in making the world a little less in a lot more beautiful. It's been pretty special for me. I'm stepping out of my comfort zone connecting with someone whom I've never met You know that this is a safe space. Matt's particularly incredible because I think to be vulnerable as a hard thing. I myself have been through many times in my life where I'm really reluctant to say when on on for me. And what's amazing is your authentic connection or conversation that's meaningful is such powerful medicine in. This is a tool. That's available to us now. To add to our toolbox of things that can reduce our anxiety or at least provide a way to acknowledge being anxiety that we feel with. What's going on? But then to share that connectedness and then human experience that can help us feel better in the moment totally and I think that almost vulnerability and just being able to share is so transformational. I've looked a lot like peer mentoring and other groups where it's just like the act of people coming together and sharing and and having that experience of of kind of connecting a new way really just transforms your own ability to deal with whatever you're going through my journey dot org helped me just as much as it's helped other people. There was a a book. When my children were young it was called scaredy squirrel in scaredy squirrel was afraid of killer bees and sharks and tarantulas. He never out of his tree and for me in my my own version of scaredy squirrel. If I you know I have my things that I'm afraid of in one of them had been to say what I was going through and so in in scaredy squirrel he he falls out of Fremont Day and he learns that he can fly so Scaredy squirrel retail once a day. And now I do it all the time. Which is the beautiful thing To somebody to connect because just by reaching out to connect that alone can help us feel better and I remember it designed thinking certificate that I did through ideal you which I adored and it was when I was doing some concept testing for share my journey dot org and I was interviewing people around the power of help and I asked people to remember a one their earliest memories of someone helping them and in each interview with each person. They mentioned a time when someone offered them help without asking. And so there's this beautiful a two way street. We can re for help in that so important. The beautiful thing about term attorney is that once you're in the community I've even started. I think I made three matches today of for for people who are already in the community. It wasn't something that they were asking for. But I knew that the person who was offering something in the community could potentially be a match for them in all three of them said. Thank you so much for letting me know that this is here. I'm going to take advantage of this. So that offer being offered help just by being in the community. You don't always have to be thinking of the thing that you need just by sharing who you are. We can let you know to. Who's here for you? I love that and now a little bit about how you actually gotten this off the ground it sounds like you went to the ideal universe state and you you learned a little bit there and took it to an accelerator. Hacker Thon Fushe. Yeah the beautiful thing was. It was a launch camp. So incubators accelerators almost were too advanced for was I was I literally was just. I mean. Granted I've been thinking about this for years. They've been aiding in my mind for a really long time. And fear was the only thing holding me back but it was called a launch camp and so the thought was that you would hit rate over the forty eight hours and you would declare and launch your business to a group of mentors investors. Were you working with other people on this idea during the launch camp? What did that look like so so I came in with my idea. They were twenty five other people participating in this two day launch camp and seat spot brilliantly has mentors who who are business people who sign up to help the participants over the course of the two days and there's even so there's a curriculum that they follow but then after the first day we walked in the room and they said okay we brought in fifty mentor. New Mentors here today in. You're going to give a thirty second pitch of Your Business To each one. And then you have. Then we'll go around to the mentors they'll let you know what they can help. Different people with and you each get five minutes to track down the person you want to talk to do your thirty second pitch again and get their feedback. It's pretty powerful. So you had a chance to meet with a number of different mentors. They're just pitcher idea and kind of iterative on it absolutely and I think it was pretty transformational for me. One of the first conversations. I had with a mental was. I think I started with you. WanNa connect the world. The help one another with anything and he said well. Where are the pain points? And I said there are many times that we go through transitions in life. We start going through transitions very young age but then when you get to be eighteen or you're constantly going through life transitions in. Why do we have to do that alone? Why isn't there a place that we can show up and talk to somebody about how they navigated their Trent? Whatever that issue is that could provide nuggets of wisdom for you and so Focusing on the pain points that I was solving was wonderful advice that I received. How did you pivot on your idea for that weekend? I think in terms of making it so simple that I had no excuse not to start was really really powerful. I talked to a lot of people who WANNA start businesses. They ask cutting you start and I think the biggest thing for me was you. You just begin with what you have the iterating with what you have you know talking to three to five people who are around you and talking to three to five people who might be in your target audience that that we can hit rate with what's around us in that doesn't cost any resources whatsoever to really just breaking it down to the simplest piece that you can grow on and build from absolutely added call. Now this isn't the first venture that you started. Your career started off in Financial Services. And then you left to kind of begin. Be Outside and grow. Can you tell me a little bit about what that original experience was like sure? Absolutely I climbed the corporate ladder you know went to school graduate school to checked all the boxes and realize actually it was after. I had small children and I was running from garage to garage every day that I really wasn't living an intentional life. We're thinking about how I wanted to design my life. I was at the end of every day and sort of wondered where they had gone and it took. It took a toxic work environment. Frankly to make me start to rethink that but one of the things that I did. When I was exhausted every evening with two small children was I would just sit and I would write about. What were the things that I enjoyed and there were a lot of clues to what I enjoyed based on the things I like to do before I had kids and for one of them. One of them was Loved to be outside the end. I almost left to become a landscape designer and realized that my love the outdoors was not seasonal. It was not a seasonal career. It was something that I really liked all the time when I was outside seemed like time stood still. I had more patients had more joy. We were far more connected our family when we were outside than when we had four walls around us so I was really intrigued by it. Adds in how the outdoors can feel like the best that you ever have? You just wanted to bottle up. It's like opening that bottle again of just space and time and A place to to not only enjoy tillers company but Tim really reflect and I as I started to incorporate the outdoors into my daily life. I really felt.
"first hand" Discussed on LIFE: Love,Insight, Fertility, Experience
"Welcome to life bringing you insight and experiences into love relationships and fertility with the focus on enjoying life in moving forward on. Today's podcast will be speaking with Fayed Johnson about raising her two children both porn through surrogacy. Welcome to life. Love insight fertility experiences. Today we'll be speaking with Fayed Johnson about her experiences in attempting to conceive deciding on surrogacy raising children and working in surrogacy since their birth they will provide significant insight on the topic for everyone listening especially for intended parents. Considering this option fe those I work with have so many questions finding the right surrogate the lifelong journey of telling your children parental bonding. Especially if it's a donor egg and this list goes on as I'm sure you know so. Thank you so much for being here today in sharing your story and I know we have so much to talk about that. I'm not sure where to begin on your so welcome laureates really a pleasure for me to be here. Basically starting from me. I'M A DS BABY. Which was the drug that was invented in the mid forty s to help prevent morning sickness miscarriage and It was probably being tested on people like my mother in Boston where it was tested at the time so I was one of the front runners in the early because I'm one of the tests babies so this and there's more than people would recognize. It was a large number of women that were given that drug and that couldn't deliver. They would miscarry if they become didn't work. So you'd be go through all the fertility treatments as did I and everything tested out. Fine it compartmentalizing. But it just didn't work. I did to Ivy APPs when they first invented when it first started here in the mid eighties and it said that was a while ago. Yeah it didn't work but And you know they're still. There was not an Internet then but for me my late husband who was an attorney came home one day and said I made the darndest wrong number phone call. Today Nine said what any shared that he had made a phone call on a law case for head by mistake ended up with the founder of our agency. Bill Handel who founded the Center for survey of parenting in nineteen eighty? I that gives me the chills when you say that. Oh it was just extraordinary and I was like woo. Hoo My lucky day. We were at his office a week later. And I will tell you. Ironically the other woman Karen who has been the CO owner of this agency all these years we. We both saw bill on a sixty minutes show in one thousand nine hundred eighty. She was seventeen in South Africa and I was a woman in California whose realizing something wasn't working right but all those years later there was bill and so we met with them. My husband surrogacy ever even an option in your mind you know and when I heard bill on that show I think you intuitively file things in your rain a hat. No I mean need that someday. I think something isn't going right. Wow no I totally did. And I remembered in Karen can recall her parents wanting to change the channel and her the time saying no no I WANNA be attorney Sunday but I wanna be the one that wrote the book not the one where you just go to the comic Omega. I think sometimes people travel through many lives and connect at certain points. Certainly how we kind of unconsciously tune into things that we might want to file away as she pets so we decided you know for me I was. I was so thrilled that I had an agency because there was still there was no yellow pages listing. The Internet didn't exist yet and luckily for me and Bob. My husband we. We ended up in the exact best place on the planet to do service by mistake as high meant to be. It's true and so. We were matched with a surrogate was The first are we rematch with Was named Natalie and we are still our chief psychologist isn't very incredible. Woman called Dr Hillary Hanson. Who does all the matching for our clients and she is taking into consideration your personality your style. What kind of relationship hoping to have what? Your key issues are medically meaning How many embryos do you have Is it your eggs or is it a donor egg? I'm what would you do in the event of muting if you were to learn that the child would not have quality of life during pregnancy? What would you do? Would you terminate or would you not? We both extensive in the eighties when you went. They were doing extensive psychological kind of assessments to make sure the people with the surrogate and the shirt. And you still do that and it must have been something so remarkable to find this agency. Because I'm thinking how did people find them at all without the Internet? Like was it word of mouth and even today people searching for this option you know finding a qualified where you feel safe and protected and the surrogate does is very important because we were chatting related field. It's an unregulated field. So do your homework But one of the things that I used to do when I would appear on television shows occasionally would be in in particularly in a foreign country. I would look at the camera at the end and just save the audience. There is nothing remarkable about me except my passion to become a mother in. If I could do it you can do it. I would people find me. You know doing something they saw on TV and that was what it took to save somebody. You can do this. If you're there you can do this right. Passion perseverance. Those two things say thank in just this desire and I think also AH priority For example a priority for me was not that I physically be able to carry a pregnancy and give birth. That would have been great but it wasn't in my story. It wasn't going to be with your story but it's part of the journey to have to accept so you had a very specific known reason when she realized that it was because of the drug that you uterus couldn't carry a child was there some kind of a process that went on in your mind to deal with the fact that will. I'm not going to carry the child but we could use my husband's sperm. You well the other part is I think Emotional energy is key in this whole process of life. But when you run into difficulties I mean for me I look at what's going on the world today and I see women who would take their children across a thousand mile trek to better their lives. That is emotional energy beyond anything I could ever ever fathom and but his emotional energy regardless of what the subject is. But it's emotional energy to say I am not going to accept where I am because nobody cares but you nobody cares that your life goals aren't being met put you. It's the emotional energy to have to say okay every day. I need to do something to get me toward. The goal goal can change so in other words we could look at becoming apparent in many different ways so the path of surrogacy is a unique path dislike donor egg is or just like donor sperm or adoption. So it's a unique path and I think you'd mentioned to me. There was a reason why you wanted to go for surrogacy and not a different path. I cho- cirque Assi because I really I really felt that my husband said he was the only son he was going to carry on the family name and he wasn't you for his family didn't meet the end there. I was the one with the physical issue and I felt it was only fair to him and his family then I tried to at least have him be genetic connector and I will totally acknowledge that back then. My inlaws thought I was crazy. They thought I was from Mars. They have with this issue And I said to them in the beginning you know it's not GonNa make any difference to my family. Great Your family gets. I'm going to bring home the bacon here with genetic grandchildren because part of that. When you say that I think of all these women that I work with and the genetic link is so significant to them because I always talk about the bonding and parenting being the relationship. That's developed not necessarily the genetics of that child. I talk about nurturing and caring and relationship building should. The genetics is one piece of that. But I had the opportunity to talk to your son. And there's no doubt that you are his mother regardless of any genetic link. I mean he's crazy about you. You have similar personalities even so I have to say that on one hand you know I I agree but on the other hand d think in any way that they're not as much your children. Oh hell no I think awarded went through. I stand up comedy about this seriously. I would have one of those telephone company belts. Yeah you know with the powder and the diapers the wipes and I can just up comedy and just reading. The pope is coming for the rest of you folks. Because THEY'RE GONNA SAKE. You had this child after having sex with. I don't think we're going to allow that and I think it's the flip way didn't have happened that way. We had to make half in another way rain. And that came from what you were calling emotional energy. And I always say that. The core of every single fertility journeys optimism and people sometimes don't feel the optimism but if it's not there you take another path and so you did this you now you had two children right and you said the first surrogate so there was a second circuit. Well Chase's chase for my second journey. My first jury was a a woman named Natalie. I have a lovely incredible daughter named Lily who has grown up to be an occupational therapist and She sent her twenties now is it? She turned thirty two against. Oh happy birthday to her But but you know they're very different personalities And Chase was for my second journey. A million I or not in all the similar personality that chase I are just we had that was different donor but but she was my dream come true and always both of them will always be that but I honestly felt I think a greater responsibility as a mother because I brought them in. Yes I brought them in in my forties. They didn't have a choice as is if any child has choice but I worked very hard to have those children so I took an even greater responsibility when when one the would walk in and say I think I'll be an aardvark farmer later and they were three. I'd have to. I could say oh. No one in her family is in our family farmer. Dopey ridiculous. I had to say we'll tell me all about it a Ha- you know I needed. I wanted to have my mind open to ever. These two spirits were right and and so you find with your daughter. She thinks she's similar to your husband and his personality is very much are to my husband so I am sorry to play like this role here but I do believe that not. Every child is alike in personality regardless of the genetics and some of them are just like their father and some of them are just like their mother and I mean the parent that raises them. Not necessarily the person WHO's Genetically tied. I'm not discounting the genetics but I believe definitely her father's her father's girl and it was. There was a terrible tragedy to lose him it for everyone but I think lily it was the hardest time because she was so close to him and she's a very much different personality much more quiet in much more introverted and You know I I think I always laughingly said I couldn't have made chase morlet me if I've made him myself and poor. Lily I think took the brunt of that we we two were a lot of like in the person. She was so much alike but you yeah and she grew up to be In a helping profession which is heard her speak. I heard her speak and she certainly seems very outspoken and very connected to you it how she talks. I believe that's the truth in I adore her. She's just an incredible human being. Yeah you do I've noticed him when I was talking to you beforehand. You you you give your children the gift of being independent as well as being very connected to you and so that's why I'm pointing out. How connected they actually are to you because you You so ingrained. That they are their own unique people. But you have you know. I I many years ago had to ask myself. What was the greatest gift I was given as from my own mother? What would be the greatest gift if I had to name one and I realized.