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Fresh update on "george" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"Ten is diverted at swan creek road and Livingston wrote into the service roadway. You won't be able to get past the crash. Likely will be an investigation of this crash all the northbound lanes are blocked, the service road does get around it though, southbound traffic does get by. Around the beltway in Maryland and Virginia, things are running pretty well. Same on 95 and the Baltimore Washington Parkway between the beltway is 50 out to the bay bridge in great shape and same with two 70 between the beltway and interstate 70 nothing in your way. In Virginia, southbound George Washington Parkway though, and also coming off of route one, each very slow getting into Reagan national airport, there's a lot of folks are heading home from their holiday. So quite a big crowd going into Reagan national airport right now. On three 95 and 95, all is quiet on each and no delays to report either way on 66. Hit the road for downtown Frederick Maryland where historic sidewalks are decorated with festive winter lights, plan your holiday road trip today at visit Frederick dot org. Storm team forests Amelia Draper, mainly clear to partly cloudy out there on your Monday night with lows in the 30s to round 40. For tomorrow temperatures warm to around 50, so seasonable for late November with parley to mostly cloudy skies. Expect rain on Wednesday, rain favors the first half of the day with strong winds as well will have gossip to 40 miles an hour, otherwise cloudy skies. Temperatures Wednesday warming to near 60 colder on Thursday with highs in the 40s, but blustery winds will put wind chills in the 20s and 30s. Sunny with lighter winds on Friday and temperatures warming to around 50. Currently, the weekend features rain chances on Saturday, stronger winds were colder on Sunday, temperatures around 50 with plenty of sun. I'm storm team four meteorologist stimuli of Draper. Right now, 44 in chantilly 50 in Penn quarter and 46 in Columbia lows tonight in the 30s to around 40
Matt Palumbo: Liberals Exploit Crises to Their Advantage
"You know this whole great reset crowd The Klaus schwabs of the world are these globalist crowd They all have the same agenda It's not complicated They want totalitarian top down government Shut up and take your vaccine and we'll tell you where to go to work and when and shut your pie hole crap These crisis every time you see a crisis financial Like you said the George Floyd riots They're always there to take advantage of it And every single solution involves the exact same thing More government more mandates and that's why you don't see any of them speaking out about the riots in the protests in China right now Oh it's amazing the extent to which you'll use literally any crisis to justify any policy goal I mean the most recent example was with Chuck Schumer where you know we're in a situation where we appear on paper and have a low unemployment rate but it's really just because the labor force is so small that it looks that way And I think something like one third of America is out of work And instead of boosting participation rates Chuck Schumer goes well this is why we need to naturalize at least 11 million illegal aliens Now obviously that's the most insane perspective where when you have a tight labor market you want to see wages rise in that kind of thing But it's always used for the liberal agenda And yeah these people don't actually profess any of the beliefs They claim to you I mean you're using the example of their opposition to big money Obviously not when it's in their favor And I mean so I guess be it another point to the ground they profess things like diversity and we need more women candidates more minority candidates And obviously they're not supporting Sarah Palin or anyone like that So yeah it's all for talk And I think we all kind of know that none of their values are really the professed values early real It's just sort of tools to get power We see this actually a lot with the campaign against Elon Musk's advertisers where they claim you know we're against misinformation and harmful misinformation And I mean I can't think of anyone who spreads more misinformation in the left And that's actually what Twitter was sort of known for before Musk take over was amplifying complete nonsense liberal narratives without any fact checking whatsoever
Matt Palumbo: The Truth in 'The Man Behind the Curtain'
"I thought you'd be a great guy to have on today Because Soros is part of this kind of great reset crowd And you know I know the fact checkers love to bounce all over these term new world order great reset the irony being It's usually their terms Not hours But they love the idea of a crisis Appending financial crisis a healthcare crisis Because they want to reorder society from the top down Soros is one of these guys He took advantage of the George Floyd incident to leverage his assets into this defund the police movement got all these prosecutors elected and look what happened Yeah I mean one of the weirdest things about the book is you know obviously it gets portrayed And I covered a lot of this stuff but it gets portrayed as a conspiracy theory when all the information I got on source is from source I mean his organization society foundation does an annual report and it's almost like a corporate ten K like an annual report of corporation with an issue where they go through their income their expenses where the money is going and all the info in my book is directly from Soros And then the response I get is oh that's not only curatorial it's somehow anti semitic So it's obviously impossible to win with these people but yeah everything I exposed about Soros is basically sourced from source himself and you were mentioning the defund the police movement and the fact checkers I just finished up with manuscript on the fast checking industry and cover the Soros has something of a role in that He's actually funded the pointer institute which is PolitiFact's parent company And I stumbled upon it by accident because I was Googling Soros name and I saw it paid ads Did you know you can pay for it you know to have your ad placement on Google search results and there was a paid ad from PolitiFact And it said something like you know learn the truth about George Soros and it was one of these fact checks where they're trying to downplay him by debunking somebody tangential So they were saying like yeah it's not true he gave tens to hundreds of millions of dollars to Black Lives Matter He just gave the money to these 20 groups that believe it identical things to them and also protests and riots So that's kind of how they operate And yeah that's the source of gender right now
Herbert rallies Chargers to 25-24 win over Cardinals
"Justin Herbert threw a touchdown pass his third of the game to Austin Eckler with 15 seconds left in the game and then hit Gerald Everett for a two point conversion to lift the charges to her 25 24 come from behind victory over the Cardinals. Herbert says they were confident to play would work. We knew that we had a good play. The right guys on the field and the offensive line did a great job protecting me all day, gave me enough time to get the ball off and Gerald made a nice catch on the play. The Chargers improved to 6 and 5 snapping a two game skid to remain in the AFC playoff hunt. The cards fall to four and 8. They've lost four of their last 5. George Tanner, Glendale
Ayton has 29 points, 21 rebounds as Suns edge Jazz 113-112
"Deandre ayton led away with 29 points and 21 rebounds both season highs as the sun's edge at the jazz one 13 one 12, 8 and scored a season high for the second straight night following 28 on Friday. For this team I have to be that energizer that dude who making them plays was on the glass. It was Duncan the ball was getting the crowd in it, setting the hard screens setting the tone of the physicality. Devin Booker added 27 points as the sun picked up their fourth straight win to improve the 13 and 6. Jordan Clarkson 22 points, Kotlin Sexton 20 to lead the jazz. They've lost four straight and 5 to 12 and ten. George Canada, Phoenix
Wiggins scores season-best 31 points, Warriors beat Clippers
"Kawhi Leonard and Paul George were absent due to injuries and without them the warrior steamrolled the clippers beating LA one 24 one O 7. Andrew Wiggins made 6 threes and led Golden State with 31 points. Every game is going to be different. Steph's going to be stuff. Always. But tonight, the ball was moving to find a lot of people. And made some shots. Stefan curry added 22 points and Klay Thompson scored 15 of his 18 points in the first quarter. The clippers only scored 18 points in the second quarter and trailed by 29 points in the final period. In the loss, Marcus Moore senior with 19 points. Ryan leong, San Francisco
The Left Wants to 'Columbus Day' Thanksgiving
"In today's Los Angeles Times about how Thanksgiving should go the way of Columbus day. It should be noted it should be noted that you can not have the Thanksgiving. Without the LA times. Yeah, no, that's correct. It's not just Thanksgiving. Remember what The New York Times did LastPass over. It was, for every religious holiday, The New York Times, the LA times, I don't know about The Washington Post, but I would presume it would be similar. We'll write an article debunking the validity of that holiday. People who have nothing hate those who have something. And I don't mean, in terms of material possessions. They have nothing. They don't have religion. They don't have love of country. They have nothing, and they hate those who have something. I wrote about this many years ago in explaining George Soros. George Soros has no religious or national identity, and he hates those who do have a religious or national identity. The left is their identity is the identity of biology. And I don't even mean male female because they don't even have that. It is the identity of blood. That is the only identity the left has. The identity of race.
Suns hold on to win 115-105, Lakers' Beverley ejected
"Devin Booker and Mikhail bridges each scored 25 points to lead the suns to a one 15 one O 5 victory over the Lakers. Dwayne Washington added 15 points off the bench to shut down a late LA rally and give the suns their 5th consecutive regular season victory over the Lakers. Putting in the work, you know, and believing in yourself and when you put in a lot of work, you know, that's where confidence comes from. So, you know, I have confidence in myself, team has confidence in me, players got confidence in me. So just keep getting better. Anthony Davis led all scorers with 37 Patrick Beverly ejected late in the game for shoving sun center, Deandre ayton. George Tanner, Phoenix
The Link Between the DNC and FTX With Natalie Winters
"Published numerous articles on this topic on the FDX scandal. Your expertise in the past for us has been on COVID. What's going on in China? We're going to discuss all that and more. Please follow this lady right now. Natalie winters on Twitter. So let's begin at the beginning. I'm a complete neophyte, I'm a skeptic Bitcoin is all a big con, although I do like, you know, a financial system or a carrier of worth. It is independent of the fed and other government influences. But give us the basics. Let's start at the beginning. Who is Caroline Ellison? And who is this Sam bankman of freed? What do we need to know about FTX? Because they had their own currency, but this is also a kind of aggregator of other Bitcoin investments. But you give us the one O one, please. Sure. I too am a luddite in the sense that I think cryptocurrency is a scam and it always has been in this whole FTX incident is just the latest example of that, but there's really interesting political ramifications really worldwide that you can sort of tease out from the unraveling of FTX. So I think most people know Sam bankman freed. I think that interview you just played of Caroline Allison is probably a close runner up to some of the more awkward interviews that SBS has given. But Sam bankman freed really became one of the leading donors to the Democratic Party during the 2020 campaign. Of course, in the midterms. And other second biggest off the George Soros, correct? $40 million. But also other, I know you know that I talk a lot about COVID and the Chinese Communist Party. They're also links with FTX there as well. But sandbank has also been sort of bankrolling using his billions of dollars to fund different advocacy groups that aren't even necessarily political expenditures in a campaign sense, but his brother. Lots of conservative ones I'm sure like Second Amendment pro life organizations. Right, Natalie. Oh, of course. Yeah, no, not quite. One of my favorite ones, because again, as Steve always says on board, there are no conspiracies only coincidences. But Sam bankman freed's brother was actually appointed to run a group called guarding against pandemics where they deployed hundreds of thousands of dollars to run ads to help Joe Biden pass pandemic legislation, but before I get into the weeds on that, all of that to say that SPF is a major power player within the kind of ecosystem of democratic campaign financing, but it's more than just that $40 million sum that was deployed in the most recent midterm election.
MSNBC Blames Conservatives for Colorado Nightclub Shooting
"The folks over at MSD and see they have finally figured out who to blame for this shooting at the gay club in Colorado Springs, cut 6, please. The theory is if you're fearful enough, you're not going to push back. But what we need to see happening is the exact opposite. We need to see accountability and consequences. So first, a real quick hate crime charge here on top of the homicide charges, I applaud that. That tells me, prosecutors and police, they found quickly what they needed. That means they know this was a bias crime. This is likely, and since we've heard reports that the subject isn't cooperating with police, that means they likely found clear and convincing evidence on his devices. If he's a consumer of the people we just rattled off from Lauren boebert to Tucker Carlson, let's get it out. Let's get it out at trial. Let's expose it for what it is. Name it and shame it. He's a consumer of these people and those people should pay civil consequences from the victims. Yeah, that's a heavy dose of grade 8 crap. Ladies and gentlemen, what we do know about this attacker is that he is 22 years old. He's a Mormon. I don't know if he likes to get Marie. I don't know. Just because you're Mormon, doesn't make come on, grace, just because you're a Mormon doesn't mean you like Donnie and Murray. Or the handsome. So the guy was a Mormon. So it's not like he's some sort of Southern Baptist. Or I don't know, Presbyterian. Why am I not picking on your denomination grace? Just step away from the microphone. You're just making up for the weeks loss. I am, I am here. But the whole point of this is that there's no proof that this guy we still even know if it is in fact a hate crime. But here's what here's what we do know that they have a George Soros district attorney in Colorado Springs, and this Yahoo let this guy walk when he threatened to blow up his mother.
Lawyer Sentenced to 15 Months for Fireboming NYPD Car
"I think most of you are familiar with the very famous Asian Indian prostitute, Uruguay, actually no, she's not a prostitute. She's a lawyer. I don't know if that's. I don't know if it's a big difference. Uru drama is a public interest lawyer in New York. And if it seems like I'm defaming our well, it's very well deserved. Why? Because this is the woman, the activist who firebombed a police cruiser during the 2020 George Floyd riots. She's one of these so called social justice warriors. And she was arrested and she was facing ten years in prison, which seems appropriate if you try to fire bomb a police vehicle. But the Biden administration decided to start protecting her. And pushing a judge and this is U.S. district judge Brian kogan of the eastern district of New York liberal Democrat to give this woman a very light sentence and in fact he did. So here's what she gets 15 months in prison. Wow. This is outrageous. You got January 6th defendants nonviolent who've done nothing who have comparable or worse sentences in this, not to mention this woman was never in solitary confinement, in fact, left wing activists came forward and put up money for her to be bailed. So she was given the opportunity to have bail. Why? Because she was not deemed to be a danger to society in the way that, let's say, just say some mom or grandmother or some guy in January 6th, there's a danger to society. We got to lock him up right now and keep him locked up until trial. Why? Because he's an election denier. Now, this woman Uruguay drama and her accomplice a guy named Colin Ford Mathis. These are people who they've been getting these glowing media profiles. And now they evidently have this kind of sweetheart deal with the Biden DoJ and with a judge going along. So, I mean, justice is really about proportionality, the it's not just so you get punished, but the punishment should bear some resemblance, some proportion to the offense.
Indonesian rescuers search through rubble of quake; 268 dead
"Bodies continue to be pulled from the earthquake debris in the hardest hit city of saint George, located in the country's most densely populated province of west Java and some 135 miles south of the capital Jakarta. A survivor was tending to his cows in the hills around his home when the quake struck after getting a call from his daughter, he hopped on his motorbike and raised home arriving to see his neighborhood flattened. Angel says I heard them other villages crying, streaming historically, looking for his mother, looking for his father, looking for his brother. I have lost relatives, and my House is also destroyed. Rescue teams carry the body of angel nephew after being retrieved under the rubble. I'm Charles De Ledesma.
Indonesian authorities say earthquake death toll rises to 252 as more bodies discovered beneath rubble
"Officials say the death toll from the earthquake that shook the Indonesian island of Java has leaped the 268 as more bodies have been found beneath collapsed buildings and over 150 people are still missing The quake sent terrified residents fleeing into the streets some covered in blood and debris and calls buildings around the rural area to collapse one woman has told The Associated Press that when at the quake hit her home in saint George started shaking like it was dancing blocked roads and damaged bridges had prevented rescuers from bringing excavators and other heavy equipment to some of the rural areas to help dig out survivors many of the dead a public school students who had finished their classes for the day and were taking extra lessons at Islamic schools when the buildings collapse I'm Charles De Ledesma
Garoppolo throws for 4 TDs, 49ers top Cards in Mexico City
"Jimmy Garoppolo threw a season high four touchdown passes to lead the forty-niners to a 38 ten win over the Cardinals Branded a youth caught two of those passes George kittle grabbed two others as the niners picked up their third straight win to improve to 6 and four Says it was a good all around team effort I thought guys were making plays all night though Just everyone was stepping up when the number was called guys stepped up and made plays the online gave me a ton of time which always makes things easier and it was a good night The Cardinals fall to four and 7 back up quarterback McCoy at the helm again for the second consecutive week in place of the injured Kyler Murray I'm George Tanner
Kelly Tshibaka: Still Waiting to Find Out Alaska Senator
"What the hell's going on up there We are still waiting to determine the final outcome of the election as you know the actual election was on November 8th I think we have the least amount of votes to count in the 50 states and we will take the longest to count them And a large part of that is because they implemented this ranked choice system that George Soros funded organizations are trying to push throughout the United States There are only two states that have it statewide at this point That's main and Alaska and we know what those two U.S. senators have in common And we're dealing with it for the first time up here in Alaska One of the things that we saw as an effect is one of the lowest voter turnouts that we've seen in decades And unfortunately I think that that has had a real big impact on the results So for ten days or so I was leading substantially over Murkowski and then just here recently it is flipped She has a .7% lead over me the election is not done yet They still have to run the ranked choice algorithm where the fourth and the third place candidates will drop off and depending on who they ranked as their second place in third place preferences That's ultimately going to determine who wins this race So we're still in this fight This could go to a potential recount This could go to people filing lawsuits So I'm asking your listeners for help Please help us at Kelly for AK dot com I don't know what twists and turns will come next but I will need help So Kelly for AK dot com we've also had to pay for staff costs this whole time for doing the ballot observations for weeks now and that's been pretty pricey as well So if you can help I'd appreciate it Kelly for a K dot com
The Rude Pundit Weighs in on Trumps Twitter Return
"Good morning. Hi. I think you summed it up best. You said, let's face it. Anyone who supports Donald Trump doing anything is just a human being. Thank you. Oh, yeah. That's in response to, you know, weird Elon letting him back on Twitter. And if people are going, I support this. No, no, don't support it for anything. Unless it's like for sitting in a prison cell and facing the walls for the rest of his life. And I support. Yeah. So far, that's a big bag of rats, right? So Elon did some fake poll. It's like, oh, the people have spoken. He's back on and Trump's like, I'm not going back and I had my Jude social. You can't legally. Big bag of rats. Yeah. So for now. Early on that, before we let anybody on, we're going to have to look at it. We're going to have to, you know, they were going to have a group, get together and talk about it. No, no, he just let the bots decide. Yeah, no, exactly. AOC said, I don't know, man. Last time he was here this platform was used to incite an insurrection multiple people died. The vice president of the United States was nearly assassinated and hundreds were injured, but I guess that's not enough for you to answer the question. Twitter poll it is. I mean, you know, and the Kanye's back on and he just tweeted shalom with a smiley face. So that means ignore the antisemitism. Right. Yes, and apparently he's decorated his house for a Hanukkah. So speaking for the Jews, I just like to say do you speak for the Jews? You know what? Whenever I feel like it, you know, I'm kind of dewy. I'm up. For everybody else. I think that should be my mom was Jewish. I was raised Jewish. I officially should be your tagline, the rude pundit. Kind of dewy. Yeah, you said funny. What does my Hollywood money? Exactly. We asked George Charles directly for money when he came on this show when he said no. No. Yeah. Seems like you get credit for giving me a lot of money already. You might as well. You actually said funny, I thought of woke mob was supposed to kill Twitter and cancel culture, but it was capitalism and stupidity all along. I don't think I've ever seen anyone other than Donald Trump blow up a business this fast, right? Yeah. Yeah. No, no, it's really kind of a thing of beauty. And I mean, you know, I like Twitter a lot. I haven't met a lot of people on Twitter. I use it, but you know, if it goes, I think my work productivity is going to go up exponentially. It is a time suck. And I would just like to say, I think Mastodon and I are going to have a couple of problems because I have it so that my tweets show up on Mastodon and apparently they took down a tweet where I said FU to libs of TikTok. Oh boy. I was like, eh, Mastodon. We're going to have to have a talk. Some people are making some great points I thought, rude. Jeff tedrick said long off, are you kidding me? Trump's tweets as he gets indicted are going to be off the hook. Pass the popcorn. I mean, that's the other thing. He will start whether it's true social or they will be able to Jack Smith willing to use those because they always can. As evidence, right? Yeah. It's just like it's like if you told someone something and you know, you brought them in and questioned them and said, yeah, Trump told me this. Yeah. You're listening to me for free right now, and that's awesome because more and more things aren't free right now. I mean, think about
Burrow throws 4 TD passes, Bengals rally past Steelers 37-30
"Joe burrow threw 355 yards as the Bengals topped rival Pittsburgh 37 30 burrow was intercepted twice but threw for four touchdowns in the wind This is one of my favorite ones since I've been here Just a lot of adversity that we fought through cold weather windy that we were able to really fill the ball around in And so I was proud of that Three of Burroughs touchdowns went to back up running back samaji P Ryan T Higgins had a 148 receiving yards for the 6 and four Bengals Kenny Pickett passed for 265 yards and a touchdown It went to George pickens who had 83 receiving yards But the Steelers are now three and 7 Josh rountree Pittsburgh
Kathleen Madigan on Why People Have a Personal Connection to Trump
"That's an interesting sociological thing 'cause you play all over the country. What is it? Do you think? What is the personal connection to Donald Trump? I don't know. I don't know why, like one lady in Florida. She was kind of a drunk grandma. You stood up in a balcony and a theater somewhere on the gulf side of Florida and said, Kathleen, I love you and I love Sarah Palin. Don't make fun of her. I had not said a word except Sarah Palin, comma. Now if the lady would have listened, my joke was really about the gist of it is there's no people in Alaska to have more respect for you if you were the game warden than I would if you said you were the governor because there's a lot. It's a lot more dangerous if you're okay. It's a stupid joke. It's silly innocuous. But that lady was so upset because she like, I don't know. I'm like, you can't love me and her. And you're at my show, so I'd pick me if I were you. Which one is it? I don't know what the Trump thing you could do any other Republican, any other Democrat and people do not lose their minds. There's something about I know this is going to sound snotty coastal liberal elite, but an education problem where they're just like, oh, I want people that sound dumb, like me. I just can't. I don't understand what the connection is. I it could go back to the, you know, George Bush, people are like, I'd like to have a beer with him. Right. Well, right. You might want to have a beer with me, but I shouldn't be running anything. I mean, just because I seem fun, which I am. You are that doesn't mean I'm qualified to work at NASA. I don't understand that leap. When people say, I think George Bush seemed fun too. The younger one to have a beer with after golf with a country club. I get it. Right. But what is that next level where I defend him like I would, my brother. It's weird.
Joe DiGenova: We Need Some Gigantic Donors
"Where would you begin? And what would that organism look like if we encouraged and built a bench? If we need experts, people who know how to run things, not just campaigns, but government, what should a Republican personnel building apparatus look like? Well, that's what the Republican National Committee is for. Yeah. That's exactly what they should be doing. They should be developing an infrastructure, having events, they should have schools for this. They should have training organizations, but Victoria hit the nail on the head. That's fine. They can do that. But we need some gigantic donors. To come forward like George Soros, with hundreds of millions of dollars to underwrite this, this just doesn't happen. I mean, there's certainly talented people out there and organically some of that will occur. But there has to be a way to pay for it and to get it organized in a way. And that takes money.
"george" Discussed on Fresh Air
"With some of those who truly knew him best. His brother Patrick, his first wife Brenda, and his daughter Kelly. All of them look at George's life and their own with the objective honesty the George eventually brought to his stand up act. And while we learn of George's abuse of father and oppressive mother, and of George and Brenda's descent into drugs and alcoholism, respectively, we also learn about what drove George Carlin to keep developing and altering his approach to comedy. In audiotapes recorded for his autobiography last words, Carl and explains his disdain for authority figures in almost clinically detached terms. My own experience of authority is one of opposition to not just questioning authority, but actively opposing it and trying to undo what it had in mind. Everything that had rules and regulations, I managed to either get kicked out of or leave early on my own. The choir, the altar boys, the Boy Scouts, summer camp, and schools. The first half of this excellent HBO documentary follows George Carlin's many evolutionary stages, providing clear samples of each. Stage one arrives in 1957, when at age 18, young George joins the air force. He lands a part time job as a disc jockey in Louisiana using the kind of on air voice and persona, he would later make fun of. 18 minutes before 5 o'clock, and this is music from Carlin's corner, and that ain't half of it, $30 in the lucky license jackpot, a call going out soon. Coming up Warren storm with trouble. I got trouble. Troubles. He forms a two man comedy team with Jack burns, and they moved to California. The duo breaks up after only a few months, but Carlin stays put, pursuing his interest in comedy. He's in the audience of a Lenny Bruce show on one of the night's Bruce gets arrested. And Carlin gets arrested, too, out of solidarity. His own onstage comedy then, in nightclubs and on TV, is mainstream and conventional. Until suddenly it isn't. When he starts to introduce such counterculture concepts and characters as TVs obviously drugged out, hippy dippy weather me. Okay, the radar is picking up a line of thunder showers from Utica New York to Middletown. However, the radar is also picking up a squadron of Russian ICBMs. I wouldn't sweat the thunder, shower. Tonight. No 25° to Mars high whenever I get up. As the 60s progresses and Carlin decides to talk about issues more directly, he refocuses his energies. He starts booking appearances almost exclusively on college campuses, where the students would be more receptive to his new material. His beard and his hair get longer, and his comedy routines get more topical. As when heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali's conscientious objection to the Vietnam War has him stripped of his title for several years before finally being allowed to step back into the ring. George Carlin, talking outdoors to a small college crowd, sees more than a little irony in that whole situation. Hey, they're letting Ali fight. He happened to lose, but at least they're letting him work again, right? For three years, the cat couldn't work. Muhammad Ali. And of course he had an unusual job beating people up, you know? But the government wanted to change jobs. The government wanted him to kill people. He said, no, that's where I draw the line. I'll beat him up, but I don't want to kill him. And the government got spiteful, they said, look, if you won't kill him, we won't let you beat him up. From there, George Carlin's comedy routines get more dense, more bold, and more obsessed with the poetry, meanings, and impact of language. All this leads to such uncensored comedy albums as class clown. Put out, I learned in this documentary by a record label owned by another groundbreaking comedian, Flip Wilson. That album includes his infamous 7 dirty words routine, which identifies and talks about the 7 words you can't say on television. When New York radio station WBAI played parts of that routine, it was objected to by an outraged parent tuning in, leading to a court case pitting the FCC against the corporate owners of the radio station. It was a free speech case, FCC versus the Pacific a foundation that went all the way to the Supreme Court. The court voted in favor of the FCC in what basically was a blow against free speech. Carlin wasn't saying those words for shock value. He was talking about their usage and symbolism and why they had been given such power. Many young George Carlin listeners recognized the subtleties in the issue and the comedy routine that the Supreme Court had not, and some of them grew up to also become comedians obsessed with words. One of those youngsters was Stephen Colbert, who later became a household name because of such self created words as truthiness. He was a giant George Carlin fan. Is that he's The Beatles? Of comedy. At a certain point in his career, there's this huge shift. You know, he's doing the community conversion of love me do for the first part of his career. And then suddenly he puts out the comedic white album. Another major George Carlin enthusiast was Jerry Seinfeld, who also, like Carlin, delighted in questioning the accepted norms around him and using precise language to do so. He personified that thing that you see when you're young and you go that. That's it. That's the thing. That's the thing to be. And I want it to be just like him getting every word in the right spot. Because when he did it, it thrilled me, you know. And I wanted to do that. I wanted that skill. And I've spent my life pursuing it. The first night of George Carlin's American Dream follows his rise to stardom, his 7 dirty words controversy, and his counterculture coronation as the very first guest host on the premiere episode of Saturday Night Live. It ends, though, with Carlin's seemingly on the wane, no longer in touch or in Vogue. But he was determined to change and rise again by being even truer to himself and his opinions. In part two of American Dream, and for the rest of his life, George Carlin did exactly that. George Carlin's American Dream premieres tonight and tomorrow night on HBO with both parts available today on HBO Max. After a break, we're going to listen back to portions of two of Terry's interviews with George Carlin. This is fresh air. This message comes from NPR sponsor, the John templeton foundation, who believes in advancing humanity's understanding of the profound questions in life, funding research and catalyzing conversations that inspire people with awe and wonder since 1987. The John templeton foundation is proud to support leading scientists, philosophers, and theologians from around the world. Learn about the latest discoveries related to black holes, complexity, forgiveness, and free will at templeton dot org. This is Tamara Keith from the NPR politics podcast. 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"george" Discussed on Ghost Town
"Absinthe not sold on the royal caribbean cruise lines. It was probably smuggled on the boat before long everyone was completely wasted asking. Meanwhile kept noticing that jennifer was sitting very close to boda according to kaufman's attorney. She was quote draping herself over the other men in time. George notice to jennifer's flirtation. They started arguing. Things escalated then. Jennifer kicked her husband in the groin and walked out of the disco. According to askins account both followed her. Though botas lawyer says again no flooding no following nothing. Jennifer insisted she remembers nothing after leaving the casino and at three thirty. Pm the disco closes of the young men with georgia. The time only to josh askin and rusty kaufman via their attorneys have publicly given a version of what happened next. According to both george was too drunk to walk unaided so asking them. Three russian boys helped him to his cabin when they arrived at the room. Jennifer wasn't there. George wanted to go out and find her. According to one account george changed his shirt and then with asking a three russian guys headed to this alarium. Jennifer was not in this alarium group. Then guided george back to his room arriving at four zero two. Am a time verified by the room key cards monitoring system. That was the last time. George smith was seen alive. There are two different versions of what happens next again. Weaving in a lot of different versions from a lot of different attorneys. One version is from the police chief neighbor cleanest hyman. He says he was awaken. A few minutes after four am by loud cheering. What sounded like a college drinking game. In the smith stateroom. He pounded on the wall. The sound subsided for a minute or two and then it happened again. I'm in picked telephone and complained to the operator then. He heard voices drift towards the stateroom door. He thought at least one voice could be heard in the hallway. If so this is important someone may have left the room. Hyman tried to go back to sleep. But then he heard a loud argument on the balcony. Three voices but couldn't quite hear what they were saying. Around four fifteen. Hyman saw three people leave the room. If george smith is still alive in this room the three men he saw could probably be cleared of any involvement in his death. But hyman out of respect for the fbi probe and again. I don't know what the lines are. He still to this day will not say who he saw. Leave that room that night. The smiths other neighbors. Greg and pat lawyer who had many of the same sounds but not all of them and didn't see the three men leave. Two of the three young men they said had accents. If josh askin is correct four men had taken george back to his room asking rusty kaufman and the to rosenberg's kaufman's attorney albert. Dan insist that all four left at the same time. That hyman miscounted but only three left. That might mean so must own room with george. No one is certain. Who's in the room after. Four fifteen am cletus. Hyman continued to listen to a single voice in the smith's room. He is certainly heard a single person talking in a conversational tone at the same time. He begins here louder voices. For around eight minutes. There was movement in the room again. This was sporadic. It sounded like someone going in and out of the cupboards drawers may be furniture and being moved the thought and his mind was that they were cleaning room that they had a party there. They were trying to get some things together whatever. He was relieved but between four twenty. Four twenty five..
"george" Discussed on This Week with George Stephanopoulos
"Between violent extremists abroad in violent extremists at home but then there's disdainful prowrestler in their disregard for human life in their determination to defile national symbols. They are children of the same foul spirit and it is our continuing duty to confront them. Stark words there from former president. Bush tying domestic terrorism to the threat from terrorism abroad. As well is it seemed like one of the consistent themes that we saw from president bush from president biden from the other speakers over the course of the weekend is the fact of how far how deeply divided in the last twenty years since nine eleven. There is more to the sadness memorial this year. Then i think previous years because we remember what it was like that day we also remember how united we were afterwards. That feeling of purpose that we had that has not just been lost. It's it's the opposite we are. We are in such a deeply polarized place that polarization by all the data. We have was happening before nine. Eleven but it has so dramatically increased in the past. Twenty years we talk about the vaccine mandate in the last section and everything that we talk about now divides us even. We're under such an existential threat. As a worldwide pandemic there was no post nine eleven moment role in martin. The warnings i was speaking with the secretary of homeland security on friday. The fbi director said consistently number one terrorism threat right now in the united states domestic terror absolutely and also be very specific white domestic terrorism. The trump doj. What did they do. They step away from that. Ray was saying it. You have people who were saying. We must confront this when you look at. The southern poverty law center is so many others. You look at the roger. Hate crimes against asian-americans african americans. It is real and the problem is when you have political leaders who are encouraging because it also translate into votes for them and so when you saw what president bush talking about that and i was glad to see president biden and the other real former presidents actually show up as opposed to going do commentary for a boxing match. That's what leaders do they stand united as a country and you have to have more of that but why domestic terrorism and we have to specify that for that reason it is a sickness in this country and must be confronted federal. The state and the local level. Chris christie he was referring of course to former president. Trump also went to a police station. New york yesterday complained again about the rigged election. You gave a major speech at the reagan library this week. Where you said it was time to face the realities of the two thousand twenty election renounced the conspiracy theorists and the truth deniers. So you're on a collision course with former president trump. No i'm i'm on a course to try to make sure that my party become keep remains rather relevant In the political conversation in this country it is becomes aren't mature you're seeing more and more republicans are saying they're buying in to this in the end. I do think that's moving in the other direction. Little continue to move in the other direction and what that speech was all about was to repeat what i said with you on election night. Two three on election night when the president made the speech that he made president trump made the speech that he made. I said it was unfounded. And if there was no evidence of of anything like what he was talking about to stop and drinking effects among republican. it's taken hold among some republicans. George but i think what you're what you're seeing what you're seeing over the course of time as this continues to move past election night and the emotion of an election is that more and more people are seeing that. That's not true and by the way it's also incumbent upon all of us in the party who don't believe it's true to speak out because you're not gonna convince everybody overnight. The same we were having a conversation about vaccines. And you're not gonna convince certain people certain things. I can't tell you what he conversations. I've had with friends of mine. Who are smart good people who aren't so are you getting blowback. I mean listen a little bit but much more praise than blowback for the speech and so you know but in the end. That's how i gave the speech to either. Get praise or worry about blowback. You say what. You believe what. I try to do your every week when i'm on and i said what i believed on thursday night and it's what i'm going to continue to belief and just think for four years we watch republicans either be silent or be complicit and the building of the monster that is trump and even post trump. They're still republicans. Were bolstering ham supporting him. So i feel like too little too late. The reality is is real. Leadership is stepping up to the man at the time. He was in the seat and saying that we won't budge and there was none of that and unfortunately i don't know what the future of the republican party is there so many folks who are now swinging closely we think about the forty seven states that have legislation trying to keep people from voting based on the big lie that we know was not sure we think about january. Six the insurrection that happened on the structure of democracy itself and democracy and they're republicans who don't want to have an investigation into that so this republican party is way far gone and unfortunately too little too late hold on how many on another republican perspective here from sarah is the same debate there. chris believes. The party's over time moving in his direction that disagrees. I think that perhaps we will finally see what we didn't get to see in two thousand sixteen where there were seventeen candidates. Nobody dropped out so that you can have the one on one versus donald trump. perhaps it looks like donald trump is going to run again. We're certainly told that by all of his advisors and by all accounts from him. If it is chris christie versus donald trump in the republican primary republicans will have a choice and certainly donald trump is in some ways at his weakest that he's been since he left. The white house ended other ways certainly what he has said. And trump ism has picked up within the party. It will be up to governor christie to make the case that there is somewhere else to go. But i do think if trump runs he may be alone in that lane and that could be helpful. I'm sorry republican party. They made their choice. And i appreciate the speech governor but the reality is this. You have to admit. Sarah you have to admit the role that you play in. Putting the person in leadership who is driving conspiracy theories it's one thing to condemn them after the fact which we have to own up to the role that you played in in the person in power the time campaigns..
"george" Discussed on This Week with George Stephanopoulos
"It's a protest from kobe. Nineteen let's help get through this. Keep our kids in school. Keep our economy going and give us a peace of mind that so many people have desperately wanted since his pandemic began. Finally how do you see the trajectory of the pandemic over the next several months george. It's interesting that you ask. The there's the prediction game is is a tough one and their people have been humbled over the last eighteen months trying to make predictions. I do think that what happens over. The coming months storage really depends on what we collectively do as a society in the weeks ahead Do we reach out to our family and friends and urged them to get vaccinated Do we step up. And use our masks in indoor public settings recognizing that there's good scientific evidence that helps reduce the spread of the virus. Do we ensure that in our schools. We are taking the layers of precaution that we know help. Keep kids safer From mass to regular testing to improve ventilation. If we take those steps. George i think we can make a lot of progress in the months ahead but it really does depend on us and what we do together dr murphy. Thanks for your time information this morning. Thanks so much george. Take care talk about this now on. Our roundtable joined by chris christie of democracy for america at simpson serious veterans that trump just permit now political analyst for the dispatch and roland martin. Ceo the black star network host the daily digital program roland martin unfiltered and criminally. Begin with you. You serve with a lot of these. Republican governors have come out against these mandates from president Biden are they on solid ground. How do you explain their actions. We'll look there's three things about what's happened this week. That that concern me and someone who's been advocating from the beginning and still advocate that everyone should get vaccinated and i think it's a mistake not to first one is. I think they're shaky legal grounds here when you look at the ocean statutes that are being used. I think they're really on shaky ground as to whether they can really force us or not. So it's subject to legal challenge second. Let's remember that the politicization of these vaccines started back in the presidential campaign and it was started by vice president harris. Who said that. I will not take a vaccine. That's approved by trump or by trump's regulators. That puts us in a totally different area. That allowed it to be politicized and that politicization continuing now and third. I really do think that your question to the surgeon. General was on point. This is going to harden opposition. Sometimes when you're a leader you have to go in and uses sledgehammer. And i've been known to do that when i was governor. Sometimes it's appropriate. But this one was not the time to do it. We have to be persuasive. We have to continue to persuade. And i know that that that wasn't working and that when you look at the mandates whether it's the veteran's department where dod whether it's the workplace like tyson's the doctor murphy cited that when have the mandates they were working for the government and ordering government workers to have to have a mandate. There's one thing extending that to two thirds of all the jobs and making it either give back or not is also contradictory because what they're telling us is by all the data that vaccinated people are very very well protected from anyone who's unvaccinated. And who has it yet. They're saying to us. We have to do this to protect you. Well that's protecting the unvaccinated from the unvaccinated. They're making choices. I disagree about the ocean. Finding i think osha is supposed to protect workplace safety and we know that right now. Covert is one of the most dangerous threats to workplace safety because when people were working together and we know this delta variant has made people much worse sensitive when people working together even if they're vaccinated they come in contact with somebody without a vaccine they could get the dealt cova variant. I disagree also went to push back a little bit on blaming the political nature of this ensemble harris. She does not deserve that. The reality is that at the time. She made that comment. Donald trump was trying to push hydrochloric quinn and bleach injections before since that time he was talking about. Your party continues to push the fact. That folk should not be wearing masks. That folks should be pushing back against this so the politicization of this is way more in the republican camp that it could ever be from one one comment that kamala harris made last year. I wanna bring this back to the legal ground as well. Some experts legal experts do agree with governor christie. The statute is being stretched too far on the other hand. The supreme court has upheld accede mandates in the past. This isn't a question about the vaccine. Mandate that is going to be upheld. No question legally precedent going back more than one hundred years. The question is whether osha has the authority to do this under their emergency powers. That is much different. Now there's a whole legal weirdness to this where it's going to skip a district court that we're used to going to. It's going to go straight to the circuit. Then it's actually all gonna go to one circuit so you may have seventeen governors. Bring this and it's still going to be one single case that we're all gonna then watch. I think this will look a lot like obamacare in terms of what it's going to do on the republican side going to be able to move behind this not on the substance people are going to be four vaccines for vaccine mandates. Even if a company does it themselves. But they're going to be against osha. doing it. the beieve in ministration doing it. I think that something the bite administration politically did hear. A incorrectly was wait. I think there's a lot of wideness happen three months ago. If it was so important either. You didn't think you have the legal authority or you didn't think actually was an emergency either way. It's going to hurt. Didn't do it. Three months ago. Because i did exactly what chris. Ed basically tried to persuade and the numbers change when ninety eight percent of the people in icu's or unvaccinated when people who having heart attacks are dying. They can't get treated they see it. We have to move companies. Were making the decisions as well. If we look at the history of this country it was corporate. America that forced american. The chain became the civil rights movement. Because you know why because government was moving too slow and so there are too many people in this country who are stuck on stupid. Who don't want to own up to what's going on right now. And when you have six hundred seventy thousand people have died. Forty one million of gotten kobe and we're still having problems in children are dying somebody has to lead and you know what leaders take the hit and make the decisions which is why he was elected and so when the data changes and you wanna save you go there now. Republican governors want to stand out there and say this is wrong finder sanders. You've got relection governor. Greg abbott in my home state. Who's in the us with his decisions. Here's to run for reelection. Let's then see what happens. What these people staying. But we keep seeing folks die. I dare say leaders lead in the rest of the folks who wanna fight this. They could simply fight it and we want to in. The course of two people are dying in amarah. Seems like we're beyond the point. That dr murphy was lamenting turning on each other over the vaccine's ya but but but the thing is if you're a family members at the berry somebody you deal with the here. The black morticians on my show. One hundred and thirty funeral home directors have died from. This pastors are dying bishop. Harry jackson.
"george" Discussed on This Week with George Stephanopoulos
"And the pentagon and the president returns the white house this week to address what may be the greatest threat to our country since nine eleven for eighteen months the covert pandemic has consumed our country and now even though seventy five percent of american adults are vaccinated. it's become a pandemic of the unvaccinated with more than one hundred thousand cases a day for four weeks last week. Roughly quarter million new cases reported among children. The highest total yet but biden's plan to mandate vaccinations at workplaces across. America is facing swift and severe resistance drawing attacks and threats of legal action from at least nineteen republican governors. We're going to begin there this morning with surgeon. General vivek murthy dr murthy. Thank you for joining us this morning. You know the president resisted issuing mandates for months thank you the president resisted issuing mandates for months and the administration repeatedly explained that he lacked the legal authority for sweeping mandates. So what changed george. Let's talk about where we are. And what the president announced Fortunately we have made a tremendous amount of progress over the last eight months. I want to remind people of this because they can get lost in the in the news about the delta varying delone but because we have two hundred million people george with at least one shot of the vaccine. We are in a much better place than we otherwise would have been with that. Said delta is a tough foe. It's throw curveballs at us. And we have to be prepared to respond and that is why. The president announced a ambitious and thoughtful plan. that he nfl earlier this lab past week which is intended to help us get through the next phase of this variant now to be clear requirements that he announced or not sweeping requirements for the entire nation. These are focused on areas where the federal government has legal authority to act so seventeen million healthcare workers. Who do we were operating. Institutions which work with medicare medicaid will now be required To get vaccines we also know that the workplace requirements. He put in place for workplaces. That have one hundred plus You know workers that those will affect about eighty million americans. Here's finally what we know. George we know that these kind of requirements actually work to improve our vaccination rates tyson foods for example which put in a vaccine requirement recently saw that it's vaccination rate from forty five percent more than seventy percent in a very short period of time. And they're not even at their deadline yet. So this is the next step george and a series of steps that have to be taken help protect our country from clothing nineteen and help us get through this pandemic. You've seen the opposition. I mentioned those nineteen republican governors. Here's governor rhonda santa's of florida. How can we get to the point country where you would want to have someone lose their job because of their choice about About the vaccine or not. I just think that that's fundamentally wrong. How do you respond to that well. George first of all we have to put this in context their requirements that we put in workplaces and schools every day to make sure that workplaces and schools are safe for example. George when you and i Went to grade school likely had requirements for vaccines that we had to fulfill in order to participate in the classroom. That was part of keeping the classroom. Safe in i have worked for in hospitals and we had requirements to get vaccinated so we can protect our patients from infection. There these are steps that we take every day that osha the occupational safety and health administration overseas so this is not an unusual phenomenon. What it is is. I think it appropriate response for us to recognize that if we want our economy to be impacting. We want our schools to stay in session. We've gotta take steps to make sure workplaces and learning environments are safe and these were mostly got several legal. Experts have said this is a novel use of the ocean authority or you confidence going to withstand constitutional challenge. Certainly this wouldn't have been put forward if the present administration didn't believe that it was inappropriate. Legal measure to take and believe it is so based on the authority that congress has actually given under the the osha act which in fact provides and not just provides a tells the department of labor the administration that they have a responsibility to ensure that the workplace is safe for workers. And that's what this measure does. If anything we've learned george over the last eighteen months it's a dell. Is that the kovar. The cobra virus is a dangerous virus in our workplaces and our schools Far less safe than they should be so. This isn't appropriate action. We believe and it certainly from a public health perspective. Most importantly will help keep workers safe and that will ultimately help our economy as well. You've seen calls from senate candidate jd. Ohio calling for mass civil disobedience. Are you concerned. This might hard in the opposition. Vaccinations george here's what i think. We have to remember an especially important that we remember this on today. He after the twentieth anniversary of nine eleven This has been a long difficult pandemic. i know that there has. It has generated a lot of anger a lot of fatigue of impatience Among folks in the community over time. And that's absolutely understandable but we cannot allow george is for this pandemic to turn us on each other or enemy is the virus it is not one another and what we have to do is approach this next phase of the pandemic response recognizing we've got to listen to each other before we rush to judgment we've got to support one another In our decision making during times of crisis nine eleven. George reminded us that we have the capacity to do that is difficult. Times may seem right now after nine eleven die. Remember that day very clearly. I remember people reaching out to strangers to support them. I remember people traveling across the country. George to volunteer in new york city. That is the spirit of america that i know in law. We still have the capacity for that kind of approach in. it's what were called on implementing a moment like this when we have to get through this very difficult. Pandemic president seems to beginning from all sides. there's also criticism from some who say he hasn't gone far enough. Dr liana when who say that the president should have gone even further and imposed restrictions on interstate travel saying a vaccination required for any kind of interstate travel. Some are suggesting that we should find a way to mandate vaccines for twelve. To seventeen year olds response which i think if you look at the substance of what the president announced there is a tremendous on in there and a lot of very aggressive actions. That will help us. Increase the number of people vaccinated. Protect those who are sick and ultimately get through this pandemic We will always be looking for more measures that we can take. George that's as it should be That that has been our commitment from the beginning. But i do think that this series of measures taken here present a strong that step forward and they will ultimately help protect our communities and that is the.
"george" Discussed on This Week with George Stephanopoulos
"The president returns the white house this week to address what may be the greatest threat to our country since nine eleven for eighteen months the covert pandemic has consumed our country and now even though seventy five percent of american adults are vaccinated. it's become a pandemic of the unvaccinated with more than one hundred thousand cases a day for four weeks last week. Roughly quarter million new cases reported among children. The highest total yet but biden's plan to mandate vaccinations at workplaces across. America is facing swift and severe resistance drawing attacks and threats of legal action from at least nineteen republican governors. We're going to begin there this morning with surgeon. General vivek murthy dr murthy. Thank you for joining us this morning. You know the president resisted issuing mandates for months thank you the president resisted issuing mandates for months and the administration repeatedly explained that he lacked the legal authority for sweeping mandates. So what changed george. Let's talk about where we are. And what the president announced Fortunately we have made a tremendous amount of progress over the last eight months. I want to remind people of this because they can get lost in the in the news about the delta varying delone but because we have two hundred million people george with at least one shot of the vaccine. We are in a much better place than we otherwise would have been with that. Said delta is a tough foe. It's throw curveballs at us. And we have to be prepared to respond and that is why. The president announced a ambitious and thoughtful plan. that he nfl earlier this lab past week which is intended to help us get through the next phase of this variant now to be clear requirements that he announced or not sweeping requirements for the entire nation. These are focused on areas where the federal government has legal authority to act so seventeen million healthcare workers. Who do we were operating. Institutions which work with medicare medicaid will now be required To get vaccines we also know that the workplace requirements. He put in place for workplaces. That have one hundred plus You know workers that those will affect about eighty million americans. Here's finally what we know. George we know that these kind of requirements actually work to improve our vaccination
"george" Discussed on This Week with George Stephanopoulos
"These are the economic policies that will address our public health crisis from now until the future. This is what we need to do to get our infrastructure back up and running. This is what we need. He needs to refocus. And when you go onto the next big kind of progressive package you are leaving behind all the really good things that you've done that you should be talking about right now and so i think it it requires a recalibration and that recalibration cannot come after the midterms. It comes too late and george. You might remember this. During the clinton administration. I was the attorney. General north dakota i could see the erosion for president clinton i send up the alarm saying you've got to pay attention. They didn't pay attention until after the midterms where able to recover and then get reelected but the time is now it's cannot be done in two months or three months. They've got a recalibrate and now he's going to be facing all this donna brazile as we head into the twentieth anniversary of nine eleven this week with the taliban back in charge of afghanistan it. It's tough look. The president wasn't elected to make everybody feel good but he understands that people a feeling pretty hot right now. He has to toughen it up. The american people want him to project strength even at times. When we're making this is kind of arguing that he was actually too strong too stubborn and no no look wars messy. We know that mess thought. Well i don't know if he made it messy that there were a lot of fathers in this mess and some others to but the point is is that he has to project strength. You has to project strength not just in fighting. This kovic has to project strength and and getting us back on our feet and a golf and across the country. He has to continue to lead the american people. That's what they elected him for and he cannot grow wobbly because a couple of polls he's gonna get some bad poll numbers just continue to do the job the american people elected him to do. That's what he has to really. I stubbornness and strength. I didn't say he was too strong. Seems too stubborn. And i think he disregarded the advice of his generals clearly in a way that long for an awful long time. It's well with george. This one was pretty. This one was pretty easy what he did was. He put a cap on the amount of money they could spend on the withdrawal. Put a cap on it and he said you spend it however you want but the amount of money he gave them was not enough to keep back airbase open and do what they had to do at the kabul airport so they had to make a choice and when you didn't have both of those options we saw what happened but the but the even bigger problem here is that he can't convey that strength if he's not going to be a president who takes questions and i think one of the big problems he's got right now is every time he goes out before the press. He's telling people well they told me. I can't take questions or i can only take questions from you. You can't project strength if you look scared. And joe biden look scared to answer questions and then when he does in an interview with you he wants up not telling the truth were the true circumstances change. He said it's different from what he sees the alchemist you. He said until every american is out of afghanistan. Our soldiers will not leave our soldiers left. And they're americans still in afghanistan so either he didn't tell the truth to you or he didn't know what he was talking about but doesn't project that is all. We have time for today. Thank you for your insights. America's chaotic withdraw from afghanistan. Mark the end of america's longest war a war. That fundamentally changed our country all week long. We're gonna be examining what it's meant for our culture our politics our sense of security in a new documentary series. Here's a first look at nine. Eleven twenty the longest shadow. Everyone davis we were coming on the air at this hour with the breaking developments overseas overseas the fall of afghanistan. The panicked desperation that. You're seeing down apple. Saint people could be seen from the plane as pointed. This is the mirror. Image of nine eleven Falling man.
"george" Discussed on This Week with George Stephanopoulos
"Now. Fallout hurricane either leads more than sixty dead across eight stays. We saw a horrifying storm last night. I'm like anything we have seen before as the delta variant depressing job growth. We're not what we need to be in. Our economic become president biden response to both and his poll numbers sing after the chaotic exit from afghanistan. I was not going to extend this forever. War plus our doubt us with the right to life now for about two ball. Texas enacts the strictest abortion ban the country when the supreme court is lending happen essentially a defacto and grow. Wait we debate at all with white house advisor. Cedric richmond republican senator bill cassidy and our powerhouse roundtable and nine eleven plus twenty the longest shadow twenty years after the september eleventh attacks. The first look at our new. Abc news documentary needed to there. I don't think i ever saw graders. Strategic purpose for being there. Martha raddatz. Fear thomasson charlie gibson on air when the towers were hit. Remember that tragic day and reflect on the toll of america's longest war from abc news. It's this week here. Now george stephanopoulos. Good morning and welcome to this week as we had and labor day the country is marking the twentieth anniversary of nine. Eleven this week. Still absorbing the harrowing and heartbreaking scenes.
"george" Discussed on VS
"If what if it were only your own As if it was just like any memory that you have from four life but you could access it as a one hundred thousand piece puzzle that would be a yes and i would even add to like. I don't know past lives and ancestral lives. Like what if. The ancestors themselves made the puzzle. I want access as part of the memory and then an ancestor will be like okay. Here's a two piece puzzle. Because i want you to know that but i want to access this. And they're like here's a fractional. That is an infinite puzzle. you'll never finish solving right now. I love that so the as as it gets to decide like the weight of the memory was like. Oh you want this fund you literally for it or literally. Not going to give it to you. Here's an apostle or like. I don't know so i feel like this could be like a released spicy. Like why a series or something and my. I love it as a way syria. If i see any tv shows would memory puzzles. Ask the ancestor chronicles. No have you call piece of me. He's of me. We are dangerously far from where we started and two hours on. George it has been such a blast and such a boon To to get to spend time with you Thank you for everything that you've shared with us on for end with our listeners. I'm where can people find you Yeah where should people look to get. More george abraham poetry and their lives or thank you all. This is obviously really fun. It's been such great. So my twitter and instagram handles are at intifada. But which means like revolutionary potato. I'm and yeah I would also love to shout out my friend fargo tabacchi. You can find him at you. Know fargo sousse is another amazing poet. I think she's a little bit Under the radar on like social media. But just look out for her. Poetry's they seuss if you want to follow folks on the ground in other palestinians monster would has an amazing list of palestinian sources. Also muhammed occurred should be like the poet laureate of all of our hearts like he's literally fighting a battle against his ethnic cleansing of his own house Live streaming at pretty much and like every single day. The israeli military is just like making him his family's lives hell and he's also an amazing poet so like check his workout. His book is coming out with hay market. This fall. The ripka by mohammad occurred. So yeah thank you so much george. Will you do see honor closing out with one last poem..
"george" Discussed on This Week with George Stephanopoulos
"In hindsight and look with the idea that somehow there's a way to have gotten out without chaos ensuing. I don't know how that happens. I don't know how that happened. George stephanopoulos is exclusive interview with president biden right there. Let's talk about that and more with our roundtable craig. Whitlock washington post investigative reporter and author of the new book. The afghanistan papers. Abc news correspondent. Stephanie ramos michelle martin host of. Npr's all things considered on the weekends and abc news senior. National correspondent terry moran. Welcome to all you and stephanie. We watched you all week at the white house. Question president biden he. He really doubled down in his first speech about this focusing on the withdrawal. And why he wanted to withdraw. That didn't seem to go over so well because it's really the chaos. Did they realize and his second speeches. He focused a little bit more on that. It seems like it this time. We we didn't hear president biden's reasons for pulling. Us troops out of afghanistan instead. We heard more about the people there on the ground. The approximate number of people who had been evacuated or relocated out of afghanistan. He stressed over and over that. Us troops would stay there in the country to get americans out to get allies out and he also acknowledged that this is a very dangerous evacuation mission and it imposes risk to our armed forces. They are on the ground and that there are working under very difficult circumstances But what i've been told from white house officials is that yes. This is a very volatile situation and there may be americans having a difficult time getting to the airport getting to a particular gate but they are sticking with this idea that that is not the broad issue here despite the images that we're seeing and that is the broad issue the chaos right craig. It really is. I mean your extraordinary book. That's that's just coming out with with basically a look back at how we got here so i actually like your reaction to what what Secretary austin was explaining in a tough tough spot. This is clearly a mess. They are in a tough spot and as bad as it's been in his chaotic as it's been could be worse we have lots of us troops on the ground. We have the taliban roaming around kabul armed. If you as troops were to leave the airport to conduct an evacuation though it'd be really really dangerous so far. They've only done it by helicopter. We've got an unknown number of americans out in kabul and the rest of afghanistan. Then you have the as you brought up how many interpreters we might need to bring out. Were what about other afghans who are trying to help and their families. Where do you draw the line. This idea that we might get them all out by august. Thirty first. Seems like a real stretch at some point the by administrations have to decide when you call it quits with this operation. Pull everybody out. But you're not going to get everybody certainly not all the afghans who were helping the united states and not that easy to get the military atom. And you don't wanna do that at the last minute either when they so carefully did it before terry. I know you and i both immediately noticed. When president biden said that our allies hypnotic not questioned america's credibility but that was not particularly true. It's not true at all. And the president does seem adrift from the facts in a lot of ways right now one way is that we've had to former prime ministers of great britain. Our closest ally theresa may and tony blair condemn this operation. Condemn his leadership in in the starkest terms imaginable. A tony blair called it. An imbecilic withdraw. I can't remember anything like that. And that speech by conservative member parliament tom. That's going around that. that one should listen to. He's a veteran of the afghan war. He speaks about the united states with a bitterness and even a level of contempt. That i can't imagine has been hurt in the british parliament for decades if not centuries The united states has taken a blow to its prestige and credibility around the world and it is no accident. That china is sending public messages to the people of taiwan and the people of hong kong saying look. You can't count on the united states. What about joe biden's own reputation. Michelle this is. The man who tout's his foreign policy experience. I think in many ways. It's probably why when he first spoke about this. But wait wait the withdrawal it's all about the withdrawal. It's not about the withdrawal. It's the it's the way this was handled. You can debate those other things. How much does joe biden's reputation in this. I really do think this has complicated. Picture of joe biden considerably okay. So let's acknowledge the things that he didn't do that his predecessor likely would have done like he didn't. He didn't attack reporters like stephanie. For asking legitimate and tough questions he didn't do that. He didn't throw his commanders under the bus and throw all the blame on them so he didn't do that but he has shown a stiff neck quality that i just think a lot of people. Don't associate with him. His initial conversations demonstrated a lack of empathy for a person who i mean. Everybody who's cover. Joe biden has a story like this where he's like called their mom when they were late for something or giving his phone number two two kids and you know people suffering through illnesses and yet this is the same person who's demonstrating is teri. Pointed out of a separation from the facts about the realities that we can all see and seemingly initially at least a lack of regard for the suffering that this botched operation has called so i think there is a risk his reputation not just as reputation. It's really his standing not just with the international community with his own countrymen and i think that progressives in particular are going to be looking to see if he demonstrates the same stiff neck quality the steam fortitude when it comes to fighting for the priorities that they have laid out here that he also says our priorities of his. I think this is the challenge for him. Going forward domestically. Don't wanna come back to you on that. And particularly that consoler in chief. I during georgia's interview with him. I was just stunned. When when george asked him about those afghans clinging to the airplane who had fallen to their debts and he just bristled and said that was four or five days ago. What what is happening inside the white house when they hear this well. I think they recognized that defense mode. And you're right. It was striking to see President biden take that approach. He was essentially telling. George yes. this is happening. Yes it's chaotic. there's turmoil we're fixing it. Let's move on certainly defensive. But i think administration recognized that and on friday. We heard him bring up those gut wrenching images again sharing that what so. Many people have expressed over the last few days that it's heartbreaking to see people so frightened and sat in their their desperate and the president once again on friday saying we will get americans out we will get our afghan afghan allies out of there Just and hugh. He'll keep troops there on the ground until he does that promising resources in order to make that happen although we still don't know exactly how that is going to happen in kirk. I want to ask you in your investigation in your wonderful book. Were you surprised by this. Should we have been surprised. That it was so disastrous. I'm not surprised that the afghan army and police force fell apart. I'm surprised it happened so quickly. I don't want to act like i knew they were gonna melt down in a matter of days but certainly us military and the state department knew the afghan army and police. Were not going to hold up very long. I think the by administration thought. They had several months for a transition that they could remove. Us troops close the embassy if they need. The afghan girl would hold it together for several months. You have to remember. The last time this happened was in twenty. Eleven in iraq when we withdrew forces secretary austin was then the military commander and i wonder if that build them into a little bit of a sense of complacency that the done this before they could do it again it would be like iraq but this time it kind of blew up in their face and now they're scrambling to figure it out on the fly and of course iraq should be less lesson for intelligence since since isis moved there. And terry there is. We've heard this sort of subtle finger pointing pretty direct finger pointing. I know chairman. Millie the other day. I was talking about that intelligence. They they didn't get it. But where do you think..
"george" Discussed on This Week with George Stephanopoulos
"Once i'd be moved out to the country then onwards to another location where they will be housed. Look after while they're trying process and eventually hopefully get into the united states. Thanks so much. Ian panel for your extraordinary reporting the biden administration has come under heavy criticism for its evacuation. Planning as those chaotic scenes outside the kabul airport highlight the desperation of thousands attempting to flee the taliban and on friday the president firmly pledged to bring home all americans and our afghan allies. I sat down exclusively with defense secretary. Lloyd austin at the pentagon to see how that can be done and began by asking if all will be evacuated by the august thirty first deadline. We're gonna try our very best to get everybody every american citizen. Who wants to get out out. And we're we continue to look at different ways to to In creative ways to to reach out and contact american citizens and and help them get into Into the deerfield you said american citizens. What about those afghans. What about those interpreters. What about the people who are desperately. Call absolutely the the The people that are in the Special immigrant visa program are are very very important to us. And these would be the The interpreters and many of the the the staff that supported our embassy In and other embassies by the way we want to evacuate them as well. We asked the president to extend the deadline. They're not we're gonna continue to assess The situation and Again work as hard as we can to get as many people out as possible and as we approach that deadline We'll we'll we'll make a recommendation to the president. Why aren't american troops able to go out into kabul and help. Those americans help those afghans. Who helped americans get to the airport. We have been out we. You saw an Evidence of an operation the other day where we flew a couple of over to that was a very short distance yards but but Certainly it helped hundred. Sixty-nine American citizens get get into the into the gate without Without issues you've got tens of thousands of people out there desperate to get to the airport surrounded by the taliban. So why can't the us in convoys out there if you have an american passport and if you have the right credentials. The taliban has been allowing people to to to pass safely through not now cases. There's no such thing as an absolute in this kind of environment as you would imagine Martha there there. There have been incidents of people You know having some some tough encounters with with taliban as we learn about those incidents we certainly go back and engaged taliban leadership and and And press home to them that our expectation is that they allow You are people with the with the appropriate credentials to get through the through the checkpoints further out into kabul. There are people desperate to get in there with the most capable military in the world. We we are and and that most capable military in the world's going to make sure that our that airfield remains secure and safe and we're going to defend that airfield. We're going to look at every everyone every means possible to get to get american citizens third-country nationals Special immigrant visa applicants Into the airfield. What is the threat level now at the airport. I won't get into any specific intelligence assessments but But you know that environment well enough. You've been there many many times. That is there's a mix of threats in the environment. We saw those first days of people clinging to airplanes falling to their death. Absolute utter chaos. And that's still going on outside the airport. How did this happen very disturbing images Indeed martha as we Moved into the airfield and began to secure the ear. Feel there are a number of So they got onto the airfield before we get completely sealed off And that was caused by the panic that was created because the government simply dissolved and the security forces evaporated. The president told our george stephanopoulos that he doesn't think this exit could have been handled any better way. That chaos would ensue. No matter what do you agree with that. I agree that If if the government collapses to the degree that it did at the security forces evaporate at the speed that they did You clearly have chaos. And that's that's what we saw. Let's go back to the planning. We closed. I was over there with with general miller and there were concerns about closing barroom. There were concerns about afghan interpreters at the point. Who whose job was it to worry about. Those interpreters those afghans at risk our goal is to keep the embassy open and also Provide a security element In around kabul international To protect the embassy and and and protect our interest in any immediate immediate area in terms of whose job it is whose job was To address the Special immigrant visa applicants. It's all of our job. It's an inter inter agency process. That's really you or led by the By the state department But but it's all of our responsibility. Are you get them all out of there. I know all your people here working hard but there's no real way to get this done right now. I'm sure that if If people you know five days ago looked at where we were They would say you probably can't get very much done at all If you look at what we're doing now and taking evacuating thousands of people every day. It really has had a tremendous piece of work in terms of what will be able accomplish going forward. I might you can't We can't Place a you know a specific figure on On on exactly what will be able to do. But i'll just tell you that we're going to try to exceed expectations and do as much as we can and take care of as many people as we can for as long as we can. I know the president has said that the intelligence absolutely did not show that anybody that the taliban could take over in eleven days. What what's the earliest. You were aware that that could happen. There are assessments that ranged initially from one to two years to to you know several months but it was a wide range of Assessments and as as the taliban Began to make gains and then we saw that In a number of cases is there was less fighting and And more Surrendering and more forces just kind of evaporating. It was very difficult to predict with. Accuracy is all occurred in a in a span of about eleven days. Nobody predicted that the government would fall in eleven days when you look at the planning. I mean joe biden has said he wanted to get out of there for years and years so it was probably pretty certain that he would say that. Do you believe as you look at it now. And the military loves to plan for the worst case that the planning was acceptable and appropriate. I do based upon You know the the What we were looking at in the inputs to the plant. But i think you have to go back and look at what What the administration inherited. I mean we came in and we were faced with a may one deadline to To have all forces out of the country this this deal had been struck with the talent and so he had two very rampantly go through A detailed assessment and look at all options in terms of what What what he could do. And and none of those options were good options. They went through a very rigorous process very detailed process. He listened to To the input that was provided by all of the The stakeholders in the In the interagency agency process and and and so at the end of the day. The president made his decision but again He was faced with A situation where there there were no good options. All were very tough. Did you wanna see a small force remained in afghanistan martha and you know. I'm not gonna tell you what What my recommendation to our to our president was I would just tell you that That like Everyone else The president Listen to our our input Again he conducted a very rigorous and thoughtful process. And he made a decision and i support that decision. What do you think the final outcome will be there. I've gotten out of the the The business of making predictions long long ago but I think that's That's a chapter that she had to be written. Obviously it is indeed our thanks to secretary austin. Now let's get a response from republican. Senator joni ernst member of the armed services committee and the first female combat veteran elected to the senate..
"george" Discussed on This Week with George Stephanopoulos
"Because i'm not coming. Because lindsey graham absolutely if you wanted to be bipartisan it needs to be this bill and having eighteen republicans including mitch mcconnell himself buck. President trump. i thought was a pretty meaningful moment. I know we're gonna get to some of the other elections. That have happened here. But president trump's power over the party is certainly cabinet. It's different than it used to be when you have eighteen. Republicans saying like not even acknowledging that he is against this bill. Joe biden wants us to be bipartisan. And bipartisan here is defined as having republican support. Far left support brings us to the elections this week. Donald trump had victory in an ohio primary race but on the on the democratic side and that cleveland race one more time than mainstream democrat defeated the progressive democrat. Donald trump weighed in on the democratic primary. Two there was a lot of trump republican money in ohio. I'm from ohio. I've been a leader in the state elected leader in the state. I was on the ground here as soon as you hit cleveland and akron those ads that were coming from dark money. From republicans like kraft and others really made the difference here but at the end of the day. What progressives are celebrating is that we one black white brown working class. People we want cleveland and akron. We won the district where the opponents chantal brown lives. Her own neighbors voted against her. When ended up happening within the suburbs that are mostly wealthy and mostly white. Those ads worked and the turnout should be the story because turnout with less than twenty percent in an area. Where ohio needs to be blue next year. We're we're going to continue to call our state purple all otherwise we're going to be calling it. Read all interesting points. But the the elections if you look at the pattern rahm emanuel moderate george winning time and time again. One thing is i do before. I don't wanna leave without saying an infrastructure in the primary many democrats made fun of joe biden when he said we can do bipartisanship in the general election. They said he do it. This is a major win to show that the institution of bipartisanship and that comedy that working together can happen now to the election. The what i call the heart and soul of the democratic party has gone five for five. And i do think when political pundits all of us can you say that somehow the progressives are the base. The fact is in the republican party. Trump is the base of that party. That was proven in ohio among democrats when you go five for five or you go. Zero for the fact is the democratic establishment. The moderates who say let's work together. Try to figure this out. That is the heart and soul of the party. that is true. About joe biden win the primary. That's true what happened in here in new york city mayor always. It's across the board true. I think some of the elections three or four years ago. Where a lot of people say the progressives i think those were actually more generational than they were ideological primaries. That's probably more because the party. The democratic basis moving right right the amount of republican money and corporate money big oil big farmer that was in ohio shows. That really what we're seeing. Is that the base. Party is moving right. Progressives are holding the left lane and at the same time you got cory bush sleeping out making all the difference in the very same week for millions of americans and being celebrated progressives are making a different. here's holding and holding. The traditional bank. Chose chris that class people. Kind of the flip side of the progressives making headway in washington the trump republicans making headway out on the campaign trail. George maybe we'll see that's been mixed right. He's had some success in some primaries and some failure in some other ones i. I found the republican governors association. A couple of weeks ago and you have the donors there who are concerned about what president trump's roll is going to be in the party going forward and what are you continue to remind people. As president trump was was the dominant presence in our party for five years the year he was running and the four years he was president. He has been out of office next week seven months and everybody wants to go okay. Why hasn't he gone already. You know let's have some weird this instant gratification society in every aspect of our society including politics. It takes time for people to figure out. Where do we want our party to go. We got soundly defeated in twenty twenty at the presidential level. And now we have to decide. Or where do we go from here. That's gonna take a little time on the campaign operative whose dove into these numbers in ohio and texas. Sixth trump's candidate lost in texas six one in ohio. There are huge differences. That tell us where he will have real influence. Texas six was a general election in a soft. Our district trump didn't spend money there he didn't hold rallies they're he lost in ohio. It was a primary to her point. Maybe about base voters. He spent three hundred and fifty thousand dollars he held to rallies there. That is his candidate won because he was able to increase their name mighty. They were both low turnout elections. But i think that is going to be the model moving forward of where we will see him having influence and where we'll see him not having to have to take a quick break. We'll be right back..
"george" Discussed on This Week with George Stephanopoulos
"And over again suzanne. Anybody out there willing to listen yet dr vaccines or terrific. You know absolutely they do a great job on this bill to vary to start blaming the unvaccinated folks not the regular folks so unvaccinated folks letting us night. These vaccines are saving lives. They are reducing talapity. I would encourage people to get the vaccine. I have high confidence in it. I got it myself. Striking course recovers called calling. Excuse me republicans calling for vaccines. This week i wanna talk about that on our roundtable joined by chris. Christie rahm emanuel. Donna brazile and margaret hoover host of firing line on. Pbs also cnn contributor. And we did see those republican leaders this week calling for people to take the vaccines but is it. Time to go farther. Is it time for vaccines to be mandated at major institutions. I think so george look. I'm eager to return back to campus this semester. We have a vaccine. We have a mass mandate. I've already had to show my car. We need to do everything possible to keep this country safe. I don't think we can afford to go back to that period of time when we were locked down and unable to get people back to work. So yes i hope we take seriously look. I come from louisiana. I was home two weeks ago. Where my mask even walk in my my small dog and people looked at me. Like i was strange. And i'm like. I don't want this. I don't want this virus. Dog stay was hit harder at the beating of the new jersey. No we we have the highest And still do have the highest death-ray per capita of any state in the country With all the lockouts with the big damn will probably new york and new jersey where the biggest wants to lock down it. Didn't it didn't work the vaccines do work. And i think that every focus group i've been in with republicans who are not vaccinated. You have to walk them through the logic of this. What they don't want is to be indoctrinated they're willing to be vaccinated. they don't wanna be indoctrinated. And so let's be smart about this. And i think that one of the places where leaders have fallen down. Is there not explaining. Just saying vaccinated and these. These folks do not respond to being ordered to do those things. I had a very smart guy who was who visited with me this week. Who said i don't want the government. Tell me what i have to do. It's libertarian type of response to this. But what they do respond to walk them through the facts and then he so candle. you'll give oxygenated. That's what we need to be. Guys child goes to kindergarten. That guy has to present an immunization childhood accidents just made it really it just almost impossible if you're going to get government provided healthcare if you're getting the treatment medicare medicaid social security anything and such a great obviously in healthcare. You should be getting a vaccine okay. Because you're going gonna have to. We are going to have to take care of you on the back end. So there are a lot of things we can do without calling it a mandate but tim just making it almost impossible for people to to live their lives without being protected and protecting the rest of us. I'm having an auto body experience because i agree Look i mean. I grew up my dad was. I'm the son of a pediatrician. I know you think. I was going to say something else. But he's right. The fact is no child can show up at school. This fall without showing their musicians smallpox and measles etc. You gotta make this familiar to people second is i think this is an important point. I would close the space in meaning if you wanna participate in x. y. or activities. You've gotta show your vaccinated so it becomes a a reward punishment type system you make your own calculation. The other thing is i mean. The fact is is dated this week. That thirty percent of the healthcare workers are not vaccinated right. It got a lead by example. And the other thing that i think i my own recommendation. Is that the religious community across the board needs to speak up and encourage people so you hit all populations with a singular message. And i give credit to the white house of whether it's fox tv whether it's republican leaders getting a chorus of voices across suspect of not just political religious business etc with a singular message of why this is the right thing and then the lead by example. I still get back this thirty percent of the medical profession. Not vaccinate is unbelievable. Wrong example that gives people a permission slip of the nurses and doctors enter the pharmacist. Why good point. And i in new jersey this week. A hospital system fired five and police who refused to get vaccinated healthcare and police who refused to get vaccinated. They're making it mandatory for employment now a number of hospital systems in new jersey. And i think that's part of the way that we're gonna lead to years employers when the summer's over employers are gonna want people coming back j. morgan announced they want people coming back goldman sachs. So they'll come back. And i think what will follow is those employers are going to say if you want to come back in the office which you have to do you have to have. The problem though is agree. I think is key that non-political people speak up more whether it's the medical profession whether it's educators. Well there's just ordinary people you know. George received my vaccine. I went to a senior citizen public public housing project in washington dc. I told everyone. I did not want to wait until i was sixty five so i got in early and i went door to door similar to what i did when i was in politics and i said i'm getting a vaccine. They will you join me. And aren't you scared. I said i'm scared to get the virus especially back in the day when you gotta buyers when you hear six. I didn't want the is tmi..
"george" Discussed on This Week with George Stephanopoulos
"Senator portman thanks for joining us this. Let's start out with that infrastructure deal. You just heard speaker. Pelosi say she's not going to have a vote until reconciliation has also passed by the senate. I off do you expect to reach a deal this week with george. Let me say that. What she has said is entirely counter to what president biden has committed to and what the senate is doing which is a two track process. The infrastructure bill has nothing to do with the reckless tax and spend extravaganza that she's talking about in terms of what reconciliation as she called it so so no. I'm not happy with what she said. Because it's been inconsistent with the agreement that we have on a bipartisan basis. Does that mean we'll end up with nothing on their own. I'm gonna well if she has her way we could. I'm not sure what the future is of reconciliation. I know that the bipartisan infrastructure package is very popular among the american people and in the united states congress because it makes sense. We need it badly. You know forty. Three percent of our roads are in bad or mediocre condition. According to the engineers forty-six thousand bridges or structurally deficient We have ships lining up at portsmouth. Reports aren't efficient enough. Eighty seven percent of the american people. Nick we do it. Bipartisan infrastructure package. It's the right thing to do. Every president in modern times has talked about it. President trump's proposal was for one point five trillion dollars in infrastructure or is about five hundred seventy nine billion over five years so this is the right thing to do. It's been totally bipartisan. From the start. It's the way we ought to be doing things here in washington to get stuff done and i can't believe the speaker of the house would be blocking it. Do you have a deal. We're about ninety percent of the way there. I'm here this weekend working on legislative language with colleagues and with staff. And and i. I feel good about getting done this week. We have one issue outstanding and We're not getting much Response from the democrats on it. It's about mass transit. Our transit numbers very generous. We increased transit in this proposal. We also increased the formula going forward That's that's the one issue outstanding. Frankly at this point my hope is that we'll see progress on that yet. Today
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"Hey ron welcome back to the huddle up with gus podcast. I'm your host gus for out We're talking with george teague today. But i also wanna remind you that you can check us out at sixteen thirty one digital news. You can check us out on sounder dot fm and you can find our new partner Vegas sports advantage so check them out and hopefully You can go win some money there. But we're talking with george. George i wanna know Really because it's it's very interesting. I think the transition from safety or from corner to safety is not easy because it seems like corner. You're you're doing a lot of back peddling one on one where safety you're you're back there in reading. Was that a hard change for you. Honestly i'm gonna say holly. It wasn't as difficult as it could be Because i was. I always made sure a new what everybody was doing. Even when play corner you know. And so i think that's really why they moved into the safety position because one already physical enough to akon knew how to everybody up already of so. It was a natural piece for me to be a signal. Caller on the defense Now physically it. Change what i had to do with the mindset. You've got gotta have because now you're looking at big absolutely gaps and and run and depending on what it is at the drop down you something that nature that was That is probably the hardest part for corner after trying to move into the safeties. Run game the feeling of runs. You know for being in the middle of fieldwork corner. Always outside your angles. Tackle are limited but safety. Now you got more space so There's a lot of work that you have to do. Their that makes makes it kinda difficult to go. I know the nfl now. They kind of move older guys into the safety position right. Yeah switched around a little bit. Yeah we've seen that with other rod woodson. Charles woodlake divall moved a little bit but tell me who was the running back for you that that when you're watching film this week and you were saying. I don't know coaching cover to looks pretty good. I don't feel like phil net that big f. He's coming through there. While i'm going to answer this from the pro first and then i'll tell you the college ones but this is easy for me. The professional level. There's no way everyone wanna taco barry sanders so those would be a way for him so much as possible. So i knew. I gave linebackers and defensive lineman allowed incentives to make sure. They didn't get to secondary or the he didn't get to secondary. Wanna be on. That was amazing. I'ma gosh i missed him on a few times now. Shoestring tackled him once We were in detroit with the packers at the right plan quarters so i got to see gap. They run that stretch all the time. That was their deal. After you remember that nokia and uh issues through the see gap here gene yards away from him twelve yards away from him. My heart is just right so everything we worked on was. Don't dance with him is one on one. You probably gonna miss. We got you. Just gotta take your shit. That's what that was our coaching from the coach. Jeff just take your shot. Hope for the best. You notice kind of thing. So what do i do here. He comes seizure I took my shot gus now. I think i hit the little plastic till on it and so on the ground. And i look in because he stumbling bobo a fall down falls down gus. I got up in cheered like on a really really really. You see all of my life tapes. Make people look stupid. I hear you man that that is that is good. You know because. I think the were hitter. I think with the big guys like contact like knowing they're coming at me was probably okay for you. It was more of those guys like berry that you know that. Go the other way and yes so a lot of people would ask me. Because once i moved into safety we still had to play man to man on those slot guys. Yeah with. they didn't have a tight end a game or something that was so i was always more frayed of the smaller shifty. Type guys that you know really couldn't bear issue. I'd rather have a cover. Michael was big right. Then you can get your hands on the fight with him sterling. Sharps even chris carter. You know those types of news worry. Yeah i'd rather be up in their face and these guys. I'd rather do that. Because if i could bang in input my shoulder pads or you get down close not lavish rooms or press. Always felt like i could. I could win. Yeah you guys are could joy outweighs rocket dish miles on all these other news Random off. I mean he was bake to speed. Just yeah. it's it's great. Well i would think that in the game has changed from when we played to even even more you know back probably when we first came in you know but still a lot of run game power football. You know what i mean like. And because that's like you think about moose johnson kicking out emmett smith and and i mean that was what it was back in the old redskins. John riggins all that now. It's like five wives all the time. Rpo's buried rpo's you know how you you went to the pro bowl you know. How many pro. June went through with this stuff. You had three re earn though there was There was a highlight up of moss. The other day and he commented on it. Because i follow randy and it was. Everybody was in. It was three tight ends and moss zillion receiver and he's tightened down. And he's the only one going out in the route and darren sharper was playing safety for packers tied and dante just bruns. A little fake takes like you know ten ten yard drop. just wait. Serandon run past everybody curls far as he can jesus dude was crazy but the game has changed a lot like you watch like i watch like big band play from when he first came in the league to what he is doing now used to throw twelve times a.
"george" Discussed on Huddle Up with Gus
"There. I didn't have that emotional attachment Up you know that. I'm going to grow up and i want to go play for the crimson tide. That right right. That wasn't even it. 'cause i didn't know where i was going to be. You know and the only reason i was there gusts is so even when we got to alabama. Dad was actually re station the two years so it'd be a junior year to turkey turkey and so that was another decision that had to be made. Okay where is george gonna graduate from goes to turkey. He's going to have to graduated turkish school on military baser. Or whatever it is we're gonna go split family and that's what my parents decided to do. Some mom stayed back stateside. He went over High school While bama yeah so now. I can tell you this though. I'll give you good story about that. Though what was the good thing about it was so out of tulsa. What ball games or whatnot. But you know you get those bolsheviks when you have to travel yea or whatnot. Well by residency was listed in turkey. Alabama's like what right and check for how much so to get back deter guys like. Hey man we all the papers that comes of like. I live in montgomery living living turkey. It's it's eleven thousand miles away. That'll be two dollars a mile. And that's how george got his first car. So what was your first car. That was guns. Buy for that. I bought a ford probe. Won't they raked. was it. a stick shift. Yes it was a stick shift Aladdin line as much as possible their front wheel drive machines those probes. That was my very first car actually purchased. That would have been right after my senior year right right before got drafted actually thinks think what we just said i said did you drive a stick shift and you said yes. No money says that today they may cars stick shifts said he bore. No no unless. You're trucker drive anywhere man. I learned i used to take this kid's car at tulsa bubba bubba from oklahoma. He had a stick shift. I said bub lobby bar car. You drive a stick. And i'm like yeah. I didn't know how to drive me in this kid from philadelphia with his nickname was fish ed sufficient car. We taught each how to drive a stick on bubbles car. We'd bring it back and like how to go like oh it was great clinton cornell the trailer oh my god. Clutch was slipping. He's like what's wrong with my car. I don't know. But that's how i learned to drive. A stick wasn't from my dad. Oh there you go. I like it. That's a great one am. I did have a perfect. Viewing it was not a purple one. Was that one from florida. So i didn't go with purple yet. Well i had. My first car was a camaro nine thousand nine hundred seventy seven. Camaro z twenty eight. All i pay nine hundred bucks for it. You can't get anything for nine hundred bucks now now so we're not school. The car had to drive. Why really considered upgrade. Because i also drove a mercury. Zephyr does z. E. p. h. y. Yeah yeah the four-door terrible car about for me. I was happy to have it But you know what it didn't have a reverse so gathering the school. Im's big type. Above way right. Chinese have done. I had the strategically at had to get to the school at the right time. So i could pull all the way through so you can pull out. So what would happen. If you go back up you just put a neutral and push it the my. I got a really strong left leg. And and my best buddy was a three hundred pound lineman off with nickname was reverse. Yeah ooh that baby. Oh man is that zephyr. Yea but. I didn't have that name like that here. That one has reversed. You didn't have that one. Yeah you never so tell you now. You're at alabama right. You've been through a lot in your life. you've faced all kind of adversity moving around and you go to the school. That has a lot of history. And that's what they late you know tall says history bonaly alabama's football history like how did that kind of hit you like when you walk in there and i mean there's just such history that hits you in the face when you go into alabam yes It did and i was annoyed. I was blessed to be able to get there And this goes into theme of story here. I guess because my first year there. So i didn't get red state richard. I was one of two people who do not get richard as freshman. So i came in. It was all business and went to school when football practice and that was kind of it. You know it well in class. And i was overwhelmed with everything had bill. Curry was coaching. Time right you all bryant there bryant ish kinda dude in italia fallen and it was just like man. This is bam you know kind of thing well. After my freshman year got fired some their coaching staff was gone. That's another former adversity. Felt like hit. Then oh gosh. who's coming in. They're gonna right. Gonna do you know blah blah blah and that man i was terrified about alabama new at that point was now we got new coaching staff ten. We know how people go after their own people on earth at all kind of winning Slot there for a minute Still played well. They ended up starting But it was think saying this to others that goes into the mindset of what you could have. It was very easy for me to go man. I need to transfer any leave. Coaches gone. i'll know is going in. You know like maybe we could happen today. You know new collegiate rules. But that wasn't really the. I won't alabama because one. I wanted to graduate from there too. I believe everything. They told me about the networking a good football the education. Yeah so say well. I'm stay here. And i'm just going to grind it out and try to win this spot. You know again on in so did work out. I was either ended up playing that year but that was another tough time for me. Sophomore junior year. Just make sure. I was there guy. Yeah that's it's never easy. It's never easy that's for sure. Hey everyone We're gonna take a quick commercial break but we're talking george teague wearing him back. And i want to hear about how he trance transitioned from corner to safety. Because i've a good friend that i coached that place. For the falcons transitioned from corner to linebackers. I wanna talk. George little bit about that but we'll be right back..
"george" Discussed on This Week with George Stephanopoulos
"The election of hardline presidential candidate ibrahim racy this weekend. Big questions now about what it means. For relations of the united states and a possible deal to rein in iran's nuclear program were to take those questions of president biden's national security advisor jake sullivan first. Let's check in with martha raddatz in tehran. Good morning martha good morning george. Nuclear talks are resuming today before they take pause as iran prepares for more conservative president overnight celebration in iran as a new president is officially announced. The ultra conservative racy the favourite of iran's supreme leader i a- tola ali khamenei. There had been a vigorous get out the vote. Campaign with posters depicting the severed hand of military leader qassem soleimani killed in the us drone strike last year urging voters to do it for him but fewer than fifty percent cast ballots. The lowest turnout in the history of presidential elections after the nineteen seventy nine islamic revolution. Many staying home believing the election was rigged. You did not vote dinah. Why not betting kit. If i had both that they wouldn't have counted my book but ryan. Uc's supporters believe he could help rebuild iran's devastated economy. You voted for racy because you think he can help. The economy is your yes. I believe because he has the experience in the judiciary. I'm sure he knows the ways to make things better. The economy crippled in part by heavy sanctions imposed by the us. When former president trump pulled out of the nuclear deal rice. He has voiced support for reviving that deal but it could be more difficult for president biden to get a tougher or lengthier deal from the hardline. Cleric the trump administration also personally sanctioned for human rights abuses sanctions that have not yet been lifted.