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Federal officials relax guidance on nursing home visits
"But participants are still encouraged to wear masks and wash hands frequently. Deaths among nursing home residents have dropped dramatically. In recent weeks, His vaccinations have sped up nearly four million nursing home residents and staffs of miss staff members have been vaccinated. America's former presidents and first ladies have banded together to urge Americans to get the covert vaccine. Former presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, George Bush and Jimmy
The Mystery Of The Pennhurst Asylum
"The eastern pennsylvania institution for the feeble minded and epileptic later called pinehurst asylum was originally established as a facility for the disabled opened in nineteen o eight. The property contained in array of buildings all scattered around large tracts of farmland in chester county. Thirty miles outside of philadelphia though it might sound like it was designed for care and comfort. The reality was anything. But the institute was first created to house intellectually and developmentally disabled people alongside those who suffered from epilepsy but this strategy was unwise as such patients had very different needs. What's worse is that. Many of the institutions goals were based on the nineteenth century eugenics movement proponents of the movement believed that the human gene pool should be protected and anyone deemed. Genetically inferior. Should be prevented from reproducing by forced sterilization or segregation from the rest of society. For this reason. People with certain kinds of disabilities whose families could not care for them were sent to penn hearst. Most of them came as infants or children. Girls and boys are separated into different buildings. So there wouldn't be any sexual mixing in the decades since the institution closed a slew of modern day rumors claim that penn hurst carried out forced sterilizations on its patients. But while sterilization did occur at similar institutions in the united states. There was actually no record of it at pinehurst. Rumors of the institute's horrific procedures ran rampant. The last perhaps this is because the hospital was shrouded in an era of mystery it operated almost completely independently of the outside world. It had its own power plant and produced its own. Food and supplies were brought in by a special rail. Line pen hurts was designed so that no one from the outside could get in but more importantly so that no one on the inside could ever get out. Georgie was carrying a stack of folded sheets toward the finish piles. When he noticed a girl arguing with an orderly. George stopped in his tracks. She had long shiny hair and was pointing a finger directly at him confidently shouting and screaming. He was instantly captivated and continued to watch her but eventually to more orderlies came over to give her a shot. And take away georgie side. Good things never lasted. Long at penn harris georgia's mother had left him there when he was only three. He never knew why not what he done or where she'd gone he'd been stuck in this place for twelve years and he knew it like the back of his hand. He knew that when the girl got taken away it was the last he'd see of her or so he thought The next day georgy walked into the laundry building at his heart nearly stopped there. She was if he someone else. He could've tapped on her shoulder and introduced himself but as it was he could barely manage breathing and walking at the same time. Georgie said down in front of his pile of sheets and started cursing himself for being so shy and that was when someone tapped him on the shoulder turned. The girl was standing behind him. A fitted sheet in her hand. She has georgie how to fold it. Her name was kerry. No one was happy to be. A pen harassed. But carrie was indignant about it. She said she didn't belong there. That was why she'd been fighting with the orderly. There was no way she was going to spend the day slaving over an ironing board if she wasn't getting paid the orderly at said that barbital injection might change her mind but it obviously didn't soon george bush love. He used to find laundry duty tedious. But now it was the only thing. He looked forward to because laundry. Duty meant seeing carry a few weeks. After they first met george carey was sitting on a low stone wall outside the laundry carried. Turn to him with a frown. She asked to launch. She was a burden after her parents died. Her guardianship went to her uncle.
Rate of guns seized at airport checkpoints jumped in 2020
"Have been nearly empty a times last year during the pandemic, but it was a banner year for people trying to bring guns in their carry on bags or fewer people flew in 2020. But the T S a says it caught mortgage guns going through airport security checkpoints than ever before in its 19 year history, and in fact compared to 2019 for every one million passengers, a firearm Catch rate doubled in 2020 T Essa officers finding over 3200 guns and carry on bags, even though there were 500 million fewer travelers in 2020. The airports with the most guns found Hartsfield Jackson in Atlanta, Dallas Fort Worth, Houston, George Bush and Phoenix Sky Harbor.
'The King of Talk': Remembering Larry King
"Larry King has died. He was 87 in a career that spanned 60 years. Larry King interviewed just about everybody. Reporter Jeff Lunden has this appreciation. With his trademark suspenders and his deep baritone voice tinged with a Brooklyn accent. Larry King spoke with Presidents George Bush is our honored guest for the full hour. Next on Larry King Live World leaders Moammar Qaddafi. The leader of the nation of Libya, celebrities, the brilliant Barbra Streisand, authors, scientists, comedians, athletes and on and on and on. I'm always engrossed in the guest. Larry King spoke with Jesse Thorn on the turnaround podcast in 2017. I'm always listening to the answer. I'm always learning, So I guess I'm better every day at learning. The Brooklyn born King actually was an indifferent student, but said he always had an innate curiosity when we would go to dodge it. All my friends wanted autographs at the injury. I never asked for an autograph, but I would walk with the players is they're going to their cars asking questions. Why'd you bunt? Why they do this in the third inning. My curiosity is still insatiable. King began his career is a DJ in Miami, and it's where he got his name is well. When a station manager told him his given surname, Zeiger was too ethnic. He chose King from a liquor ad in a newspaper. By the late 19 seventies, King had an overnight talk show on national radio. Then the 1985 Ted Turner hired him for his new network, CNN. Media commentator and author. Bill Carter, who's a CNN contributor, says the timing was perfect. Picking up something like Larry King may love sense because he had Establish himself kind of as a guy who could get big guests. They could have big names and promoted and became sort of the linchpin of their prime time lineup, and King stayed there for 25 years. Some critics complained that he was too chummy with celebrities and lob softball questions. It is guests. His strategy was I'm never gonna make the guests uncomfortable. And that means not only will they come back, but they'll tell their friends. He won't ask you about that ugly divorce of yours. You know, he'll ask you about your favorite movie, so he didn't challenge people, But he did get information. He was pretty good at that, like when he talked with ex President Richard Nixon. Well, I don't want to dwell in the Watergate thing that's been covered so well. But some personal things when you drive by Those collections of buildings. The hotel the two apartment houses the office building, You feel weird, funny. No, I never give it a thought. Never given a thought. Never given a thought. That's one place where you just don't look back. As far as Watergate is. I know you don't look up at the buildings themselves. Not at all. Not a matter of fact, I've never been in the Watergate. Larry King famously didn't do a lot of preparation before his interviews, the less I know. Better Now, That sounds strange to people. Like If you wrote a book. I wouldn't read the book for interview do because I would then know too much about the book and I'm in the same boat as the audience. They haven't read the book, but King knew the national zeitgeist. He covered the first O. J. Simpson trial every night, says Bill Carter. He basically started the cable monomania move. We're going to just cover this story. That's it In a way. It was perfect for life because it was celebrity oriented. It was in the news, but it was not political. Ultimately, CNN canceled King show because it wasn't political competition from Fox and MSNBC took its toll on the ratings. But King was a survivor. He was married eight times and had Quinn couple bypass surgery after a massive heart attack, and King took his talk show to streaming video and kept on working for NPR news. I'm Jeff Lunden in New York.
US 'Safe Harbor' Day Reinforces Biden’s Electoral Victory
"This week marked the so-called safe harbor deadline when states have certified the results for the us presidential election typically by the harvard deadline lection related challenges at the state level or all wrapped up but president trump is continuing to claim without proof that the results in many of the states that voted for joe biden are fraudulent and should be tossed out a lawsuit filed by the state attorney general of texas and supported by the president as well as seventeen republican. State's attorney general and over one hundred. Republican members of the house is asking the supreme court to overturn the results of the election in four states carried by biden. Pennsylvania georgia wisconsin and michigan. That would bring biden below the two hundred seventy electoral college votes. He would need to be the president-elect elect so how can an election certified and contested helping us to make sense of it. All is our friend. Barbara perry the presidential studies director at the university of virginia's miller center she begins by explaining who the electors are and what the electoral college actually does elect doors. One might need them as delegates to this thing called the electoral college. Actually have a t shirt that says property of the athletic department of the electoral college. Which i love that. The politics department at uva gave all of the graduate students at one point. But it's not really a place it's a is it. Is this group of electors. They are chosen typically by a method that is determined by the state legislatures in each and that concept spelled out in the constitution that the legislatures of the states get to choose the manner in which these electoral college delegates or electors will be chosen and that can be through a primary system much as the presidential. Candidates are selected. It can be through a convention of the party in a state but typically these are people who are party leaders. One might call them. Party regulars party activists the only thing that they cannot be is a federal office holder so for example a senator member's house representatives. A member of the cabinet could not participate as an elector but typically it is determined the methodist election by the state legislatures and then really turning it over to the party organizations in each state to choose. This will call it a slate of electors. So then let's walk through what happens. We have the election. We have as we've seen especially this year the states. Sometimes it takes a little longer than some states. Take a little longer than others to certify the results and then we have something known as safe harbor day which happened this week on tuesday december. Eighth can you explain what that is. Yes i in legal terms particularly as it's used in this context of an election. Is that once. This date is set as this is the safe harbor. And once you state certifies your election results you by that date. Then get to be in the safe harbor where your determination and your certification of that election should not be prone to any more of the storm in the seas and the roiling that could come from those who might be questioning the election and its results and so that's where we are now so help us understand this barbara. Because we've passed the safe harbor day we know that every state has certified its electors and yet the texas attorney general is filing a lawsuit or has filed a lawsuit asking the supreme court to block the electors from four states. How can this be possible given that the safe harbor. Data's already passed. I agree with you on asking that question and my answer to that would be what an irony think. Back to two thousand. Think back to the bush. V gore controversy which was much closer because remember that the florida recount that was being requested by al gore Because he was just a few votes behind probably about three to five hundred votes behind. George bush in that popular vote count in florida and whichever person was going to be certified and deemed. The winner of florida was going to exactly end up with two hundred two hundred seventy votes necessary to win the electoral college. So that's how razor send those margins were so understandably al gore was going to keep pressing. But here's the historical irony that republicans were saying on behalf of george bush. Oh safe harbor day is approaching so we really must wrap up and stop this recount in florida and the. Us supreme court accepted that argument by the bush side and said we cannot violate this concept of the safe harbor. Florida must certify its vote and indeed the recount stop. Florida certified their votes which showed that bush had won by sort of three to five hundred votes. That was it and that was it for gore. so by view is isn't an irony that the republican party. This time round led by at this point that commander in chief himself but the attorney general of texas joined by what sixteen seventeen other attorneys general. Republicans in states are now completely violating that concept of. Let's really pay attention to and follow the safe harbor rule right i think many constitutional scholars would also argue that. It's unlikely the supreme court is even going to take this case nonetheless rule on it but the fact is we do know at this point that every single state has certified. It's election correct. That is correct.
US presidential election: A turbulent transfer of power
"Peaceful. Transfer of power is a cornerstone of american democracy. Right now president. Trump is not only refusing to concede this election. He's also denying the incoming biden administration access to key documents funding information. They need to ensure a safe and smooth transition now. The formal transition process is actually a pretty new thing. Congress passed the presidential transition act just over fifty years ago. Em things proceeded from there with relatively little drama or problems until two thousand versus the mission of george. Bush is not up for me to accept or reject the legal process. You know. let's just watch this happen. It'll be over soon. We'll be ready for transition. It wasn't until weeks after that. Bill clinton cabinet meeting december twelve thirty five days after the election that george w bush was officially declared the winner that gave then president elect bush just over a month to plan for and staff his administration course nine months later the september eleventh terrorist attacks happened catching the nation and a relatively new president off guard when the nine eleven commission report came out in two thousand four. It pointed to this truncated transition as a weakness and recommended a more formalized process katherine dunn tempests at senior fellow at the university of virginia's miller center the senior research director at the white house transition project so laws were passed in the two thousands or spin sort of three sets of laws that have been passed to kinda they keep refining it and keep refining it but what they did primarily is that they enable the winning candidates to receive funding to start their transitions after they were formerly so that meant that once biden was the democratic nominee. He was eight. He was provided with all space some funding for salaries and the ability to start planning ahead. Talked to us a little bit. About how worried you are or how worried we should be as americans about this as you pointed out the attacks on nine eleven happened not that long after president bush took office. If something happens january or february of this coming year would the biden administration be potentially a unable to respond because they just simply didn't have the staffing and they didn't have the time to ramp up and be ready. Let me back up. Just a bit to point out that There are basically two important phases of the transition. The i i pointed out was after the nominee has been formally nominated by the party and they received some resources the next big transfer resources comes after the head of the gsa has ascertained the next president united states and they use that verbiage. Esser that verb. I'm not really sure why but And that's the point at which the president the incoming president can start to have access to classified material that can start to be part of the president's daily brief with Tells them all the national security issues. It enables the biden transition team to have access to all of these individuals civil servants and political appointees at the various agencies so that they can interview them. So what's happening now. Is they are preventing the biden from moving to the next phase. And what i would argue is the most important phase at the transition. It's critically important that the biden staff members be able to go to the department of justice francis and to be able to interview. Fbi director the head of the criminal division the head of the national security division to try to get a sense since of. What's the lay of the land where the priorities. What are the crises. That might be boiling over by the time we get here. And that's what they're being denied so. I think there should be a lot of concern about this. The the inability to advance to the next stage of the transition. It's not to say that it's going to necessarily result in some sort of crises that but we want a country that's prepared so it strikes me as were basically just sort of harming ourselves for no apparent reason and were inhibiting our ability to be in the best possible situation. We can be on january twentieth. And there's no reason for that. We have the resources we have the capacity. So why so. Let's talk about the. Why and and the who so. Emily murphy is a name that most of us probably weren't familiar with until now she is a person who is at the head of the. Gsa can you talk a little bit about how her role what her role is. And how much leeway. She has to continue to refuse to release these funds or to allow the biden team to start integrating with the outgoing trump administration. So emily murphy is the administrator of the gsa. It's a political appointment in the gsa. It's office is largely responsible for all the government real estate so they helped provide office space and oversee office space You know in in most situations would never even hear of the essay in this particular case because the legislation housed it in the gsa. She has the capacity to release the funding and the resources to the party. Nominees and then eventually to the president-elect by law she is the one that has to ascertain the election so there will be no funding going out until she does it. So what's tying our hands. I mean she is a by president trump. She must be a republican. Who has some loyalty to this administration and is unwilling to buck the advice. She's getting probably for mark meadows. Probably the chief-of-staff sues weighing on her.
Reasons Everyone Should Visit Houston
"Should someone come to houston. texas acetate. don't really think about houston all about when they hear houston is a space center. Houston actually has i think. It's supposedly had the most restaurants per capita so there's a lot of food here. It has a really good population mix because of his proximity to mexico. You get what's called tex-mex which is a kind of mikla. Mr for mexican in texas food i guess or american footprint is quite good and there's also other large ethnic populations here so you'll find Didn't population here and there is actually some folks from other african dies poorer. That's here as well. There's really lot more to do than people think plus is all the major sports teams are here so there is quite a bit to do that. They just don't think about and all day but think about it's a space center but that's just one thing that you can do houston. I cannot verify the top ten restaurants per capita in the. Us list does not seem to have. Although strangely enough it does hit my hometown of san jose california issue. San francisco is being number one which i believe. 'cause nobody there cooks but guess. What would you recommend that somebody do when they come to houston. I actually have a huge list of things that people can do. I was bored one day and came up with. I think about forty five three things that you can do in houston for different free things. Yes no shortage of things to do in houston itself. Museum district is actually very large. Most people that come to houston they are here for oil because those are the Ahead of his hair they also come down for the medical center and when united was based here it might have been the largest employer at the time but i don't case anymore so there is a slew of museums at least eighteen or sally's eighteen free ones. Anyway we also have a lot of parks like any large city and because there's so much oil. Many in houston is a lot of people giving money to the parks into the parks action. A very well developed than really. Well kept. Well as i told you ahead of time. I'm gonna get you into more specifics. So okay where should we start all right. So can we talk about transportations. Says the airline guy. Alan guy right. He said has to year. Boy says a hobby airport. Which up until a few. I guess last week was dominated by south west but then southwest is now going to have flight sida houston intercontinental airport and in the continent airports named after george bush. Not the son but the father although the bush's actually live here in houston so transportation wise And they are actually connected to the city but by buses. Everybody drives in. Houston if you come the best thing for you to do if you really want to get around the city. I guess efficiently is to rent a car. There is a local bus service that it was like one or two that comes from it takes about him and only cost dollar twenty five cents to get from houston intercontinental downtown houston and then there is the eighty eight. I think it is now that goes from houston hobby into downtown houston and methodology and a quarter. But i would recommend getting a car because it's so easy to city is very large and getting a car is probably the best way to get around and then we're going to start. We can actually start downtown so once you get your car. You're jumping forty five and you head south into into downtown as you're driving into downtown you can see the city if you want. You can stay out by the airports airports Tells around there but if you come into houston you might as well come. Stay in the city center. You can stay downtown. Houston they have all all the major chains they here. There is actually a myriad married which has the pool in the shape of texas. So yeah i haven't gone there yet but it's actually quite cool. I've seen pictures of it and there's also the hilton which is across georgia. Lebron's convention thinkers houston is a big convention city when they have cooled show which these things anymore but when they used to have the show. You could not find a hotel room in houston and the city is about. I think we're up to seven and a half million people in houston. It is the fourth largest city in the union. So i would actually get downtown. i once. you're downtown There is discovery green and discovered green is actually a park. And it's right by the georgia brown Any literally sits between the myra one side and the hilton on the other side and off to the left of that is the minute maid park which is where the baseball team. The houston astros place. Now if one thing about maid park is if you're into trains and says very old city if you go to most of us cities you'll find a union station right right and most of them are still being used as stations while the one in houston is not it is now where when you go to the astros. That is the hall big hall that you normally have for stations. Dave turned that into the entrance to the ballpark.
Trump is stonewalling Biden's transition. Here's why it matters
"Amy Walter from the takeaway were well underway and the ability for Theo administration in any way by failure recognizes this our wind. Does not change the dynamic at all. What radio peaceful transfer of power is a cornerstone of American democracy. Right now. President Trump is not only refusing to concede this election. He's also denying the incoming Biden administration access to keep documents funding an information they need to ensure a safe and smooth transition. Now the formal transition process is actually a pretty new thing. Congress passed the Presidential transition act just over 50 years ago. Him. Things proceeded from there with relatively little drama or problems until 2000 President George Florida's certification of George Bush is the winner. It's not up for me to accept or reject. There's a legal process here, you know, let's just watch this happen. It'll be over soon and we'll be ready for the transition. It wasn't until weeks after that. Bill Clinton Cabinet meeting December 12 35 days after the election that George W. Bush was officially declared the winner. That gave then President elect Bush just over a month to plan for and staff his administration. Course. Nine months later, the September 11th terrorist attacks happened catching the nation and relatively new president off guard. When the 9 11 Commission report came out in 2004, it pointed to this truncated transition. Is a weakness and recommended a more formalized process. Catherine Don Tempus is it senior fellow at the University of Virginia's Miller Center. She's also the senior research director at the White House Transition Project. So laws were passed in the 2000. There's been sort of three sets of laws that have been passed to kind of they keep refining it and keep refining it. But what they did primarily is that they enabled the winning candidates to receive funding to start their transitions after they were formally nominated. So that meant that once Biden was the Democratic nominee, he was he was provided with office space. Some funding for salaries. And the ability to start planning ahead. Talk to us a little bit about how worried you are or how worried we should be as Americans about this, As you pointed out, the attacks on 9 11 happened. No, not that long after President Bush took office. If something happens January or February of this coming year, would the Biden Administration be potentially unable to respond because they just simply didn't have the staffing and they didn't have the time to ramp up and be ready. We'll let me back up just a bit to point out that there are basically two important phases of the transition. The first I pointed out was after the the nominee. Has been formally nominated by the party and they receive some resource is the next big transfer resource is comes after the head of the G s A has ascertained the next President, United States and they use that Burbage ascertain that bird. I'm not really sure why, but And that's the point at which The president, the incoming president can start to have access to classified material. They can start to be part of the president's daily brief with which is the tells them all of the national security issues. It enables the Biden transition team to have access to all of these individuals, civil servants and political appointees at the various agencies so that they can interview them. So what's happening now is they are preventing the Biden from moving to the next phase, and what I would argue is the most important phase of the transition. It's critically important that the Biden staff members be able to go to the Department of Justice, for instance, and to be able to interview the FBI director, the head of the Criminal Division, the head of the National Security Division. Try to get a sense of sense of what's the lay of the land where the priorities what the crises that might be boiling over by the time we get here, and that's what they're being denied. So I think there should be a lot of concern about this. The inability to advance to this next stage of the transition. It's not to say that it's going to necessarily result in some sort of crisis. I don't know that, but We want a country that's prepared so it strikes me as we're basically just sort of harming ourselves for no apparent reason, and we're inhibiting our ability. To be in the best possible situation. We can be on January 20th, and there's no reason for that. We have the resources. We have the capacity. So why? So let's talk about the why. And the who? So Emily Murphy is a name that most of us Probably weren't familiar with until now. She is a person who is at the head of the G s A. Can you talk a little bit about How her role what her role is and how much leeway she has to continue to refuse to release these funds or to allow The Biden team to start integrating with the outgoing Trump administration. So Emily Murphy is the administrator of the G S. A. It's a political appointment in the GSC itself is largely responsible for all the government real estate, so they help provide office space and oversee office space. Um, you know, and in most situations you would never even hear of the G s a in this particular case because all the transition funding the legislation housed it in the G s a She has the capacity to release the funding in the resource is to the party nominees and then eventually to the president elect by law. She is the one that has to ascertain the election, so there will be no funding going out until she does it. So what's tying our hands? I mean, she is appointed by President Trump. She must be a Republican who has some Loyalty to this administration and is unwilling to buck the advice. She's getting probably from Mark Meadows, probably the chief of staff who is weighing on her. So what happens? The electors meet in mid December, and they certify the results of this election. Is that the time in which you could argue that There just is no formal or legal option for the president to continue to It's sort of obstructed this process. Right? I think the meeting of the electoral college and the electors casting their ballots. And if if the numbers show that you know Biden exceeds 2 70 as he as they appear to now it strikes me that there is she has no justification. To deny the Biden campaign or president elect by and hit the resource is, however. This is a norm, shattering president and we've never had a president who has not conceded. He's lost the election. So normally, I would say yes. You know, that is clearly a decisive moment in American history when the electors cast their vote, And if Biden exceeds 2 70. He is the president. At the same time. I honestly don't know what to expect in this administration. It's very hard to predict many of his political appointees have been loyal to the core. You use the word norm shit or term norm shattering, and I'm wondering how close we are to instead of norm, shattering. Actual democracy damaging, I mean, really, fundamentally undermining the integrity. Of our government and the things on which it is built. I would contend that President Trump along with many senators, who are Denying the facts of the election results and are upholding sort of Trump's Baseless claims of fraud and stealing the election that they are undermining the very tenants of American democracy. In order to have a healthy democracy, the citizenry has to believe in the institutions. They have to believe that the elections that they voted are free and fair. And by actively perpetuating this notion that there has been fraud and some sort of stealing of votes. You are undermining the important tenets of American democracy. And that has long term implications and we are already at important and I would say high level of turmoil in this country. Pandemic has wrecked havoc on the account economy. Various incidents across the country have heightened racial tensions in this country. This is not a moment where we then need to undermine yet another important aspect of American democracy. How
Who Gets To Vote In Florida?
"This is planet money from NPR. In two thousand at the age of seventeen. Angel. Sanchez gets his first real job. It's in the Law Library at the Soto Correctional Institution in southwest Florida where Angel is an inmate mark first day at work. I walk in and they told me this is your desk. and. Had A desk I've never in my life had a desk before that moment right away. Angel loves this place. There are no guards there's no fighting they even have their own coffee pot and it was a sense of liberation homeless for out of prison. In that moment, Angel had lived a hard life. The first time police put him in handcuffs. He was in the third grade in the principal's office by age fourteen, Angel Traded Sixty Bucks in his Super Nintendo for his first gun he ran away from home he joined a gang. And at Seventeen, he was sentenced to thirty years in prison for armed robbery and gang related shootings, and it's in his first year in prison that he gets that job in the library and as he begins to study the law there, he starts to feel something that he's never really felt before like maybe he has plans I liked it because it allowed me to challenge the system in a legal way I. always there was never a challenge. The police stopped me I can't do. Nothing about that. They slap me a candle nothing about that and the law gave me an avenue that says, no, you could challenge it. Angel starts working on a paralegal certificate and as he's studying, he starts to think wait this is dot as hard. As I thought, it would be learning the laws like how what lawyers charge so much. It doesn't take much to learn to do this and most of the forms are refilled. What is going on here I thought it was a scam. This esoteric thing that I thought only geniuses knew I could get it. Either genius or they're not and I said Madiba ever got how could I be a lawyer but then he thinks Oh wait with even let me be a lawyer with a felony conviction. He looks into it and the answer in Florida is probably not or at least it would be very hard I. He'd have to beg the governor for clemency, which is almost never granted and then angel learns he's also lost a bunch of other rights. Because of his felony learned that in Florida, you're voting rights you're right to sit on during your rights rump up public office for life. It's losing the right to vote that really stinks for Angel. He's like hold up I can't vote ever like, I'm seventeen years old I've never even had the right to vote, and now you're telling me that for the rest of my life I, just get no say as a citizen of this democracy. Which is true. Of course, not just for Angel. There are about one point, four, million people with felony convictions in Florida one in ten adults with a felony conviction more than one in five African Americans. They what? But that's something that will come from some other countries like my family they come from Venezuela and Cuba there you see the government trying to imprison people and then use the law to take away people's political power but not in the United States. Hello, and welcome to planet money I'm Karen Defend taking away the political power of one point four million people is. A big deal anywhere. But especially in Florida Florida is a state that can swing presidential elections like the one happening just next week and elections in Florida usually come down too much less than even a million People Hillary Clinton lost Florida in two thousand, sixteen by one hundred, twelve, thousand votes in two thousand George Bush won by just five, hundred and thirty seven. Today on the show Angel Sanchez sets out to get the right to vote back for himself and for the one point, four million others like him in Florida. Which works? Until the fight stopped being about voting rights and started to become about money.
Southwest Airlines to Challenge Rivals at O'Hare and in Houston
"Southwest Airlines taking aim at competitors in a couple of major markets. Southwest will expand in Houston and Chicago by starting flights to those cities largest airports, stepping up its head to head competition against bigger airlines. Southwest already serve smaller airports in both cities Hobby in Houston and Midway in Chicago. The airline says it expects to return to Houston George Bush Intercontinental, where United is the dominant carrier. And launch service in Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, where both United and American Airlines have major operations in the first half of next year. The move comes is the airline's struggles with a steep drop in travel during the Corona virus
Southwest Airlines to expand in Houston, Chicago in 2021
"Airlines is taking aimed at competitors have big airports in Houston in Chicago, Southwest will expand in Houston and Chicago by starting flights to those cities Largest airports. Stepping up its head to head competition against bigger airlines. Southwest already serve smaller airports in both cities Hobby in Houston and Midway in Chicago Airline says it expects to return to Houston George Bush Intercontinental, where United is the dominant carrier. And launch service at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, where both United and American Airlines have major operations in the first half of next year. The move comes is the airline's struggles with a steep drop in travel during the Corona virus pandemic.
TSA officers at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport find 8 guns over one-week period
"Security Agency detail at Bush Intercontinental Airport is real, reporting the discovery of eight guns inside luggage in just one week, six of the eight handguns were loaded. The eight guns are among 92 that have been found at the airport. This here. Juan Sanchez, federal security director at Bush says most of the people who had guns in their carry on bags Hey, They forgot they were there, he says. That's no excuse Firearms on Ly allowed on flights if they're unloaded inside checked bags and declared at check in.
Ep. 008: Hedrick Smith talks grassroots democratic reform & reclaiming the American Dream - burst 02
"Edrich. How did we get here? Well you know I have to tell him like eleven following American Politics American economics for about five decades and I really watched both the political system and the economic system victory over that time in economics, the things really began to change in the eighties early eighties. From World War Two until the end of the seventies. When the economy grew the middle class standard of living rose with it. You can see him almost move in tandem all levels of society moved up together but then we started to get what they call shareholder capitalism maximum return to shareholders. Wages tended to get frozen. They got stagnant. The middle class of living deteriorated wealth got concentrated. The top one percents the top point went percents top point zero, zero, one percent, and then you had a bunch that happened in the economy partly because of shareholder capitalism, we can talk about that. But also because of the way the tax system was changed huge tax cuts. Under Ronald Reagan under George Bush on Donald Trump for the wealthy added about five trillion dollars five trillion dollars to the wealth of the people at the top end added to the insecurity of the middle class people not knowing whether or not. They could afford their retirement, send their kids to college of for their homes, make it from month to month, and at the same time that was happening a lot of that money was spilling into the political system. So you had the increase. Influence of mega donors, corporate money, and billionaire money particularly since the Citizens United Decision in January twenty ten by the Supreme Court which has given just a free pass to unlimited amounts of money and you've seen the amount of money skyrocket wing go into that. and. That's really affected the political system and the other thing is the party differences have hardened.
Muscling up to China and 25 years since Srebrenica
"Tom Switzer, he and welcome to another episode off between the lines now today on the program will be commemorating the twenty fifth anniversary of Europe's worst massacre since the Holocaust in ninety, ninety, five more than eight thousand people died in Shrimp Nitsa. The town was supposed to be a U N protected safe haven in the vicious civil war that tore Yugoslav apart instead the civilians ended up being massacred by Bosnian Serbs. Were lightning fast with their superior weapons. They easily overran the lightly. I'm Bosnian government troops and the token full civilian peacekeepers. The UN's Valley to protect the civilians inspired Washington to launch unilateral action against Serbia and end the civil war. Would things be the same today now? That's later in the program, but first defense. Last week the Morrison. Government launched a defence strategy and force structure review now the move signals a major shift away from the strategy outlined in the last defence white paper. Remember that just four years ago in two thousand sixteen. It plotted out Australia's strategic costs for the next decade. But that White Paper has as we know been rapidly overtaken by Vince covert China or that now the new review has promised two hundred and seventy billion dollars over the next decade to enhance Australia's defence capabilities with renewed focus on areas like Saba and spice capabilities and the possible development of hop sonic weapons will be fitting aircraft with long-range anti-ship missiles, increasing underwater surveillance and boosting fuel ammunitions reserves. Now, underscoring the seriousness of the shift, the Prime Minister even drew comparisons to the nineteen thirties and the lead up to world. War Two that period of the nineteen thirties. Is Been Something I've been revisiting on a very regular basis and when you connect by the economic challenges and the global uncertainty. It can be very haunting, but is the money too much or not enough is going to all the right places, and we'll do enough to safeguard Australia from China's increasing assertiveness and is rapidly growing military capabilities. What's the role of Australia's diplomacy? And all of this will joining me to discuss this at three distinguished guests. By skill is professor of Asia Pacific Security Studies at Macquarie University Holiday Bites. Thank you good to be here Melissa Conley. Tar is a research fellow at the Asia Institute at the University of Melbourne. Hi There Melissa could to speak again Tom. And Pay. The Jennings is executive director of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute. Tom No. Can you talk us through the top of scenarios and potential conflicts that the defense review is preparing us for the scenario that the review is focusing on is one involving a high end conventional conflict, so I've gone to the days of stabilization operations in t more Counterterrorism operations in Afghanistan This document is preparing foresight on onsite conflict. Involving countries that have sophisticated military forces. And, of course, the document doesn't say. I don't think it would be reasonable to expect it to say. That China is the problem. But let me tell you China is the problem that is the now neoplasia competitive that way of thinking about when we think about what's adequate in terms of the topic of military capability we need to have. and to does reflect to change. From past years Tom I recall when I started by defense career, we were thinking much more about the risks presented by Indonesia, and the so called low level in cushions in the northwest. Of course, that's no longer features in anyone's strategic thinking. Really it's about China and the risks that the People's Republic is presenting to all of its neighbors in abroad since in the Indo Pacific region and beyond I cabinet crudely putting it some sites laying the groundwork for fortress Australia US sign. This is preparing us to join a potential use LID. Containment slash war against China for example to protect Taiwan Peter Jennings. I think that is it covers a spectrum of possibilities. One possibility which I think is Epson you were in terms of language of the document is that we might conceivably end up having to face military conflict without being able to rely on the direct combat support of the United States, and that's what leads to discussions around extra stockpiling munitions and fuel insightful. But I think in general terms. Yes, the expectation is that Australia. Through its history has been a country that forms coalitions usually have like minded partners, the share the same types of objectives. And the the plan will design the Defense Force. Really gives us the capacity to do that with Rachel Ellis lecture, example, Japan but also with our traditional ally the United States okay bates skill. You've recently completed a review of China's defense capabilities and its recent military modernization, specifically looking at the implications for Australia Wind you expect the Peo- The People's Liberation Army and its navy. When do you expect them to have the capability to project power as far as Australia annual Pacific knives, well in many respects Tom, they already can I mean they have the long range missile capabilities to do that? Know as a from a standoff position launched from their own from their own homeland against hours. But what I think, the the new strategy is looking at is really the development of capability over the next ten fifteen twenty years, and that's by the Chinese own own acknowledged calendar that they would be able to by that time of mass, a large enough capability, both in terms of its long range strike, you know striking from their own homeland, but also bill to project. Project Power passed the so-called first and second island change and being a position to more directly threatened through those platforms Australian security. So you know we're talking ten or fifteen year window here and I think given the time it does take to try and respond to develop the the deterrent and defense capabilities for Australia. That's that's you know that's in some ways a short window. for Australia to be mobilizing in reaction Melissa Tali. What's the role of a strong diplomacy and all these well I think it needs to be growl. And one of the concerns when we look at the deteriorating strategic environment is we think all that's a defense problem? And so when the prime minister launches the strategic update with those comparisons with the nineteen thirties. It pushes US toward seeing in purely military terms but we don't just want to say things in that security lands, we want to think about all of the parts about national power projection, so that's diplomacy and development as well as defense I think if if people thought about it I think what we invest in all three strongly, but that's not where it is if you look at federal budget fifty. Fifty nine billion to defense and less than seven billion to diplomacy and development together the lowest point with ahead in our history and I think we missing that opportunity. If we don't take US seriously, the way that diplomacy and development can shape things in the world so I was struck. Today was a defendant looking at the latest poll on what are the major concerns that Australians have at the moment of the top threats in the world and the first five, a role nontraditional that drought, environment, disaster, climate change, pandemics, and downtown, global economy, and those places where you know military spending isn't going to help shape that environment. So we need to have an effect on those. We need to be thinking much more about what we can do in the diplomacy and development to mind Peter Jennings. What would you say in to Melissa's observations? Because they reflect a certain mindset that that perhaps we should be focused more on non state actors rather than say China for instance well, I think all of these you know threats that have to be taken seriously. I'm and simply because we're living in the middle of a pandemic for example, doesn't the climate change is gone away in this no longer going to present a problem to us. I guess what I'd say. Is that the you know the five things Melissa listed? That were in the featured in the low e Poland terms of popular concerns. Are also the things which could. In different ways late to the risks of conflict escalating in the Indo Pacific region generally so You know my my view, please while I would like to see spending on diplomacy increased. While I. Say Development Assistance is being something which is effectively the United soft in of Australian power, and the military is the hot end of Australian power. I think. The message against all of these areas is that we have just been underinvesting for decades underinvesting for decades, so we're we're all. High fiving ourselves at just reaching about two percent of gross national product, being spent on defense, but that is compared to what we spending in cold or years, which was sometimes between three and a half percent in four percent of rustic product. So what we have grown used to Tom I would say is. Free written on the United. States code tiles of security for for decades. We've dramatically under. Invested in the things that we need to do to strengthen Australia's position, not just militarily, but also diplomat. A now. We're rather surprised to hear the news that Gosh the bill is a lot more expensive than we really thought. It was only if you've got that confidence in the US. and. In fact, the whole trump stories, the story of the Americans really big being fed up with the rest of the world, thinking that the US can fund the bill for their security, so we're going to have to do more and I think we're going to have to do it against multiplicity of areas not. Justin sought the defense organization. We'll some scholars such as you want and James Current from the University of Sydney. They say that this document sounds a lot like an acknowledgement that the US might not always be there to help us out. By are we starting to plan for more independent Australian defense posture I think it would be a wise move to keep that option open when you think of the capabilities that the Chinese developing in which do have a direct pose a direct threat to Australia or could do so. In many respects, the I think the types of threats that you might not expect an immediate or even timely response on the part of the United States what I'm thinking here. Cyber capabilities is a huge priority for the Chinese. We already know what they see the sort of capability. They can wield against Australia and that's not the sort of thing you can expect a kind of cavalry to. Lead the charge from from Washington to come to Australia's defence slowly long range strike capability on the part of the Chinese capability. They already have in which are going to continue to develop. which could threaten Australia down the road now? These are capabilities that I think that Australia's going to have to develop their own defenses for. They can certainly do that with United States, but again it's not necessarily the sort of threat that we would expect some sort of traditional ally joint response not to make it well. Some of are in listeners will email me and they'll say that if Uncle Sam struggles to police. It's own CDs. Melissa. How on Earth Can Uncle Sam Police? The Asia Pacific region in the face of a rising China. What's your sense about us staying power in the next decade or two in look? It's difficult One of the things that strategic update looks at is more threats to the global rules order, and unfortunately the you know, the US is part of that. the US is not along with the strategies interest on things like global trading system, and a number of international issues like global health where we would say you need to be supporting. A Global Response that said I don't think the strategic update will be read negatively in. Washington, it's my guess. it very clearly couched in terms that I think the US will lock about Australia contributing more and having more self. that could be seen as a statement that we think that the US might not have outback, but can also be seen as something that the US has been for for a long time. I particularly liked a few elements of the update things like making sure that we have. You know material ammunition You know that aren't going to be disrupted. Buckle supply trying having more capability eight industrial cut suffering capability here antiques fuel reserves, which is not as long sane as an issue for us, so I mean those are things that are worth investing in. Regardless of US resolve because as we've seen from COVID, we know that supply chain can be disrupted very quickly and easily, and it's worth having eligibilities. Cepeda Jennings bite skill and Melissa Conley Toilet and Melissa. The Pacific step up last year. That realigned Australia's development budget to deal with some of the strategic challenges posed by China in the Pacific Do you think it goes far enough? The step up was followed recently by strategies new International Development Policy Partnerships for recovery, and that's made it very clear that strategies focus should be on the Pacific and also southeast. Asia including. Indonesia and team August. I think that has a very clear statement about what we want. In the region of being entrusted trusted development partner and influencing those societies that we think positive for four region. Again you're going to. You're going to say you. Hear this from me all the time, but again the problem is that we not really making much invasive lunch, so partnerships for recovery head no new money it talked about the massive challenges that covered as as creating for for the for the Pacific, and for for our region broadly, and the only funding announcement was that we're going to repurpose the money. We would have spent on sending Australian. Volunteers in scholarship holders. And we're GONNA use that so I I suppose I. Feel a little bit with all the areas, not actually include district update in that as well that what we've seen through the foreign policy, White Paper and International Development Policy through to to the defense. Strategic Updike is. We talk about how. how? What a time! These these frosty leaving a contested difficult awful environment that we've now got to leave in and the Dow L. Easy Times over, and then we say, and we're not gonNA. Give any new money so I mean the defense announcement is essentially just that we're going to continue to you know, extrapolate out the money that was planned to be spent in the twenty twenty six, and we're going to extrapolate that out to twenty thirty terabytes skill. Do we risk getting into a bidding war for influence in the Pacific? I don't know if it's a risk. If it is a risk worth worth taking. I mean obviously the Pacific region is so extremely important Australia's future. Both for for defense reasons for regional engagement for diplomatic reasons, developing reasons and the like. so It's quite possible that we're entering in a more competitive phase with China in this. SITES WRIST BYTES I'm talking about more the budgetary concerns he because in the wake of the Corona Virus Crosses. There'll be serious limits on how we can spend on these things scholley. Yes, there is and party left to be be developed for that, but you know when you're talking about your own backyard. I mean I I. I don't think it's the kind of country that can simply. Pretended it's by itself getting back pay to Jennings to the region, generally in the rise of what. Angus Campbell is of the Defence Force he's talked about the rise of political warfare, the idea of grey zone warfare things like cyber attacks, economic coercion influence operations that fall below the traditional threshold of war. He says we need a whole of government response to it. I, you seeing that whole of government approach happening in Campbell, or is this Manley focus on defense and the spy agency so far Peter Jennings. It probably is focused on the national security agency's Tom. That's not too surprising because you'd expect them to sort of pick up on the risks I. But General Campbell is right. It does need to be all government is. There's a whole lot of things happening there that simply cannot and should not be done by defense organizations. and. I think that realization is slowly dawning. Along as both of the speakers have said that actually ladyship comes with cost of infrastructure is going to play that role, but you know, give you a small example of this we. We have lost the ability to broadcast into the South Pacific and Southeast Asia. In a way that we used to very successfully over over decades to give us the capacity to do that. We're probably talking about you know that. He million a year forty million a year, which sounds a lot of defend. It's nothing if you're in the Defense Department. Let me tell you. But you need to be able to do things like that. To be the truth teller in the region to actually tell the region that there are alternatives to Chinese Communist Party authoritarianism I think that's what's needed with responding to this grey zone on threat. Is Actually to be the truth teller. In this part of the will and getting our system in Cambridge used to that reality to understanding what needs to be done. To starting at different type of conversation with our region. With our own people for that matter that that is a sort of a psychological change which I can see happening, but we're not quite yet. There's a bit of work still to be done to get to that point Melissa. Conley Tyler. Is, just responding on that. I agree entirely with what pitcher saying on on broadcasting. It's a small investment, such a an increasing influence. It should be Brian and I hope that did that's being seen. I think having defense voices. I will help a lot in a banks, seriously I'm but just went. When you ask Tom Balaton host government and what's happening there? There are some really good examples, so for example win. This Pacific step pop started an office of the Pacific was established in that apartment and tried and each job. He's to be that coordinating body, and it's bringing together the. The defense, the development and the diplomacy in a way that he's gone to maximize our influence. and I've noticed this a lot more discussion about that that three. How do you bring defense development diplomacy communities together? I'm involved in initiate the Pacific. Four Day and I think a lot of people not talking about what more we can do for that that joined up coordination to make the most about national instruments by skill. You're an expert on China. The elephant in the room of course is China doing need to be careful not to overestimate China's military strength. What about the weaknesses? Exactly right I mean you have to know your enemy's weakness as well as their strengths in the case of China, they are undertaking enormous reforming organization effort. They're pouring billions of dollars into new capabilities, but there's a lot of things we need to recognize I. Mean One is that the Chinese have not fought a shooting war and more than forty years. They are have no. They have zero experience in high end combat against a serious. Adversary, scenario, so that's not to downplay them, but to understand that they've got enormous obstacles to overcome that day. Themselves acknowledge that they themselves. No, they have to overcome, and that's why we had this window that we've been talking about. A fifteen to twenty years. to try and develop capabilities to get in front of the kinds of things that the Chinese want to bring to bear around. Around, twenty thirty or twenty, thirty, five, twenty, forty, paid-up Melissa to be continued. Thanks so much for being on our in. Thank you, tell my pleasure. Thank you, Tom. That was paid jennings. He's executive director of the Australian strategic pulsing suit by skill professor of Asia Pacific Security Studies at Macquarie University and Melissa Commonly Tyler. She's a research fellow at the Asia Institute at the University of Melbourne. These between the lines with Tom Switzer. Coming next, we're going to replay a version of a segment from between the lines. I 'cause commemorating the massacre of Bosnian Muslims at shredded Nitsa on the eleventh of July nodding ninety. Five twenty five years ago this week. More than eight thousand people were killed by Serb forces. It was the worst massacre. Europe had seen since the Holocaust. Serve softening up Trevor Nature for the army's final push into the town. Town of course was supposed to be a safe haven protected by the United Nations, but the civilians ended up being sitting ducks as I woke Larry. Hollingsworth Remembers I. Myself Feel Devastated and ashamed I was there with them? When we told them that it was a safe haven I watched. Many of these people walk in with the minimal possessions into shreds, knowing that it was a safe haven, and now they're fleeing out because we've let them down, let them down to the extent that within dies. About Twenty three thousand women and children were deported, and about eight thousand Muslim men and boys left behind where executed and buried in mass graves. Now, reports from the time described, frightening scenes stiffen overawed from medicines on frontier. Speaking he. Loading some of the children and women into buses, but there's no indication as to where it was buses, going with seen some horrifying streaming, going on women and children going into the buses being taken away from their family This was going on with a lot of crying a lot of panicking. The slaughter had been planned carefully and executed with precision. All the wall Dutch. Pace is literally stood by, and did nothing indeed even when the Serb assault on Srebrenica was imminent. in-command is still rejected Kohl's racetracks. Positions. Pope John Paul. The second declared ribbon Nitsa a defeat for civilization as media reports begins to reveal the scale of the unfolding tragedy. The UN says nine hundred thousand people are still unaccounted for. About some became clear as government soldiers emerging from the forest in central Bosnia, told of horrific massacres at the hands of the Serbs one young. People executing them on spot, but this didn't come out of the blue. By the time this massacre took place the civil war that tore the former Yugoslavia. Repot was heading into its fourth year. More than a million people have been displaced, and the world became familiar with a new term ethnic cleansing. So? Who is to blame for these well? Let's start with the United. Nations from ninety two to ninety, five shrivel Nitsa was the world's first union declared civilian syphon. It was supposed to to her aggression. It was supposed to aggression and set the scene for political negotiations to end hostilities between the Bosnian Serbs, and Muslims, but the UN soldiers in the SIPHONS. They were bedeviled by problems. If you declare an area safe haven in the name of the United Nations. Nations if you tell the people if they are safe in the name of the United Nations you have got to put the troops on the ground, and it's no good for politicians say yes, we go for safe havens, but we're not gonNA put the troops meanwhile the Europeans vacillated and equivocated failing miserably to cope with across at its own back door. America was also reluctant to get involved as then President George Bush senior explained in Nani Nani to. I? Something because I learned something from Vietnam. I am not going to commit US forces until I know what the mission is to the military. Tell me that it can be completed until I know how they can come out. You have ancient rivalries that have cropped up as as Yugoslavia's dissolved or getting dissolved, and it isn't going to be solved by sending in the eighty second airborne, and although on the campaign trail that Ye Bill Clinton pledged to reverse the appeasement of that bushes of Belgrade as President Clinton allowed the Balkans to bleed for three more years. French President Jacques Chirac was moved to declare quote, the position of the leader of the free world vacant. Trinite Sur changed all that having done nothing the before during the mass killings in Rwanda Clinton was galvanized into action, and crucially he cut the United Nations out of the Decision Chine on August thirty Washington led a night bombing campaign against the Serbs the NATO action began early this morning. The harsh light of fires and explosions coloring the night sky. Some people watched the bombardment from their houses, but after more than ten thousand deaths here in the last three years, most Sarajevans had given up any hope of outside intervention. Last night it came on a scale which could yet change the course of this war by the end of not ninety five sixty thousand nine hundred troops, including twenty thousand Americans were on the ground in Bosnia. Pace was declared. The BOEKEN's wars ended only because the US finally acted. He's President Clinton in November ninety five my fellow Americans in this new era there are still times when America and America alone can and should make the difference for peace. The terrible war in Bosnia is such a case nowhere. Today is the need for American leadership. More stark are more immediate than in. In Bosnia in the years since the Mexica Europe inaction was heavily criticised, and the US was held up for its global leadership in particular for its unilateral humanitarian intervention. This is when the US secretary. Of State. Madeleine Albright said America was the indispensable nation, and that idea would fade into the justification of the Iraq invasion in two thousand and three as a war of liberation, but he's a question with the US intervene. If the shrivel Nitsa massacre happened today from the standpoint of twenty twenty, we might ask if the era of US unilateral humanitarian intervention is well and truly over. Well, that's it for this week. Show remember if you'd like to hear the episode again or download segments since two thousand fourteen. Just go to ABC. Dot Net dot US slash aren and follow the prompts to between the lines, or you can listen via the ABC. Listen APP, or wherever you get your podcast. You can even subscribe, so you never miss an episode. I'm Tom Switzer continue next week.
A Conversation With Country Star Mickey Guyton
"Star Mickey gotten about the state of the genre, and her new single black like me. So, Mickey, we have this tweet from Ric Ward, Who says, I think the lines of country music get blurred. What makes it country I thought the little Naz Exxon Old Town Road was country, but it was kicked off the country charts and before you answer, let me just remind listeners. The old town road Song was a major hit, and it debuted on Billboard's Hot 100 chart and the Hot Countries Songs chart. But then Billboard removed Old Town Road from the list of hot country songs and informed Columbia Records. That's laws Exes label that his Inclusion in that list was a mistake. What do you make of that battle over what is and what is not country music like an answer you that question right now, the whole over the last Eight years I have been hearing Trot beats an army melodies and country music and I've seen men wearing flat billed hats and Timberlands. And Doing a lot of what black culture does. So that is where the lines have gotten blurred and It has been Kind of frustrating for me because As a black woman who has grown up on that music. It was just very odd to me that they would call Little Naz Exxon, not country, but everything else is country. From other men, and that was a huge Dilemma for me. I had a really hard time. Writing songs myself because What was considered country for some people wasn't considered country for me. And that's where the lines have been drawn are blurred. Do you think that line has been drawn based on race that if a white artist had done old town road, it would have stayed in the country charts. I am. Because it wasn't an artist. I don't want to say absolutely. Yes, but I think that would have been a huge factor. Yes. This is something that you have without naming names. You have called out others in your industry for and I again want to go back to this interview that you did You said. I've been called the n word within this industry on DH. If you don't say something, it's saying that you don't care about me that I don't belong. Here is what that says to me. Yeah. What? What do you want your fellow artists in country music to say, I want them to say that they support black lives. Period. Saying you support black lives isn't saying you don't support Blue lives. It's not saying that you don't support all lives. When you don't say that there are black people. There are very few black people within this industry that air trying to find their footing within this industry. And if you're saying your acceptance of us You're not. And you're not saying that. That's how I feel. And I was very nervous when blackout Tuesday happened. I was terrified. I didn't know. If anybody was goingto say they support black lives because I understand that it's scary, especially with in country music because we don't typically express Our opinions on anything. And at that moment, it was more important. To rock the boat and say that you support black lives to let people know within the industry that we matter. Because there's been so many times that we haven't There's been times where I've been at a concert in Sol Confederate flags. Flown waving in my face. And I felt very alone in those moments. And this was a moment and a chance in a time for them to show that racism is not accepted within the country Community period. This is something that you have been grappling with. For most of your life. It seems like you grew up in mostly white neighborhoods in Texas. Yeah, why did you end up going to private school? I went to private school because I grew up and lived in Crawford, Texas. And where I lived in Crawford, Texas. Former Gore governor at the time was Governor George Bush's ranch was right next to my subdivision. And the school that I was supposed to go out there didn't want black kids to go to that school. So my parents had to work to put me in private schools and even in private schools, I still experience racism. There was a time I remember the map of Africa was pulled down and one of my private schools Trinity Lutheran. And two little white kids were saying In a different way. And I remember looking at my teacher and I still don't even understand what that meant. But I knew it was a word that we're not supposed to say. And the teacher didn't chastise them. She just said it's actually pronounced and that was it. Yeah, that's a lot. Luke Tweets. Keep doing you, Mickey. Music is beautiful, and so are you. You're just adding to that beauty of it. Don't stop. Don't ever
Trump campaign blames protesters and media for disappointing turnout
"Breaking now president trump held his first campaign rally in three months in Tulsa yesterday to a smaller crowd of supporters and expected most breaking the CDC guidelines packed together without masks in the city with the recent spike of the deadly disease caused a lot of worry A. B. C.'s tie at hen Hernandez reports the president also took aim at the presumptive democratic nominee Joe Biden and the supreme court's decision overturning trump's actions on daca something president still considered a victory basically said you want what you have to come back and re do it it's almost like she come on back your paper work was no good but we're gonna be refiling Saturday's rally wasn't as heavily attended as the trump campaign had promised for the past few weeks the trump campaign blamed lower turnout on radical protesters and the media okay then did get hit with a cease and desist order for using the song I won't back down by Tom Petty at the rally the family said in a statement last night saying that petty who died two and a half years ago I would never want a song of his use for campaign of hate before he died petty said cease and desist orders to president George bush and senator John McCain to stop that song from being used
Bush: 'It is time for America to examine our tragic failures'
"Former president George Bush has issued a statement in regards to the state of the country surrounding the killing of George Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody bush says he and his wife Laura have chosen to remain silent this long because quote this is not the time for us to lecture it is time for us to listen it is time for America to examine our truck examine our tragic failures as we do we will also see some of our redeeming strengths in the statement bush commands those peacefully protesting over the death of George Floyd and racial injustice while also criticizing those to
Protests Derail Comeback for Restaurants, Retailers
"For some retailers and restaurants it's a double whammy first corona virus now protests Serrano Serra of the Wall Street journal has more Serra what big box retailers have been most affected what part it was really the first biggest retailer that we saw fifteen serious damage to the stores and have to share some stories headquartered in Minneapolis where George Bush side in police custody and they have a store on Lake Street which is one year where he died you know that was looted and burned out last week they have since you know over the weekend close about two hundred stores but it's a it's a really rapidly evolving situation you know they said when I talk to them over the weekend because can be causing a disturbance may have to shut down the sources further opening and closing I think about seven stories right now have been damaged Walmart also closed hundreds of stores preemptively to prevent damage to stores and some of their stories also the state that much what is Amazon done to protect its employees that they are limiting deliveries in some cases you know not one of the first and beyond that it's a little bit unclear how that will affect them the community is you know it's really small businesses that have been hit hardest for example near that target in Minneapolis now there's a strip of family businesses chiropractors liquor stores restaurants that were also damaged and more that are closing preemptively in many cities and as you set up you know in the beginning a lot of restaurants and small businesses have been closed since March for corona virus reasons and so this is supposed to be sort of a re opening moment and instead they're shutting down longer there are retailers and our restaurants insured against looting damage or is it an individual case by case basis for the smaller folks you know it isn't an individual case by case basis it'll eat up a large companies have insurance and many of the smaller businesses have insurance as well I think for many of them when we talk to some of the small business owners it's really figuring out especially at this moment when they're already in financial stress how long can you keep going you know they've already had to serve whether payroll and figure out how to pay the bills and rent they're they're not in a strong financial position to
"george bush" Discussed on WAAM Talk 1600
"Harm a push it toward the president with George Bush when they were they were promoting like let's take part in it but they were totally thrilled with that company in Toronto did a piece about assassinating President Bush and that the media is all over think it was because celebrate you remember that you forgot okay well that happened and people in the in the zombie media what we'll talk about how George Bush can't ties on shoes things like that in retrospect George Bush is not a good president then a couple of good things I think I can't remember them right now but he's not a good president not all global is present the globus presidents are on the Republican side our socialism light it's also solution but they they just get there a little slower in public and party there model one point oh six should be where the Republican Party vote for us we can work the levers of socialism better the Democrats to and the Donald Trump came along and just blew that out of the water is not working lovers of social now where I'm going with this is I remember awhile back reading repeatedly on some of this I took a lot of sites up for coming to the show take a lot of information down from the sites posted and you know the the the the news Max American thinker all of it I I had drugs meant as much as I used to construct is gone so far crazy left it's he's almost a I don't know what it meant drudge at one point I thought he's gonna be sleeping with a communist girl our something's gonna come is girlfriends got to be it's got to be a a fixture but he's gone south so damned bunch you know site now takes up the slack on that big time then sighs outstanding but the right by things like the organ is but one of the ones all check to all check Yahoo and I want to worthy of the enemy's ultra Covington post see what the enemy's up to be Yahoo kept pushing and fostering this report that the Iranians that would be the the guy that Obama he's called the supreme leader over there Khamenei Iran was offering a three what they said four four million dollar bounty on our president it was like they were shocked and this is terrible it was almost like they're saying Hey here is here it is I'm dead serious about that that's how they were doing it and now this Iran has buys across the US officials warn after tram posts a three million dollar bounty on Donald Trump well it was four million actually following are incidents one of a three million dollar bounty for the assassination of president trump US officials and terrorism experts are warning the Taran has significantly expanded its terror capabilities in America potentially allowing the Islamic Republic to conduct a domestic attack so scary isn't it is already lawmakers announced on Tuesday that they would pay three million dollar award in cash to whoever kills trump now this is being reported as it actually is but now Yahoo it was like they they they could not say this enough it was all over the place was almost like Hey look there's a Bonnie to rescue ability stretch beyond lone wolves sleeper cells stationed in America station in America sleeper cells stationed in America Iranian terror proxy such as Hezbollah have long operated across Latin America Latin America including along your southern border around also has established a network of individuals tied to its cuts force wing of the Islamic revolutionary guard specializes in unconventional warfare now that's a reporter from Adam credo now here's an update on this is Adam credo senior writer for a freebie knishes we can look at some of the recent arrests we arrest in California and Michigan I believe and Adams a Sir is a conservative guy and he does a lot of good work reading about the military this is talking about arrests here in California and our own Michigan I believe and these were organized that these were organized Iranian spies there were not random people criticize other conducting surveillance on potential sites also opposition groups that is Arabian dissidents who are anti regime and more pro western so keep an eye on them too they want to take them out to credo all reported last week to tranice seeking to expand its terror capabilities in the United States no well that's been going on for quite some time discussing his reporting he highlighted the three main wars the US officials and regional experts have about around lone wolves Hezbollah proxies and cuts force that's an offshoot of the will see is the Islamic art vigorous MS thirteen of Islamic art now what he also said Iranian spies have been arrested for exporting nuclear materials there's another paragraph or so here but you get the gist they're here they're straight up here and have been part of the reason they're here part of the reason you're here I want to say take you much all you're always beaten up the Republic and why they have to do that do you want to help you all out there only three people left the people supported Paul Ryan supported no security on the border of the to this day support no scared on the border cuts force Hezbollah they're coming right across that border looked on the joint they've set up Hezbollah groups of calls calm cells all over Central America and they're coming up into the United States like they own the joint and don't doubt that now are they going to reach out and touch the president I.
"george bush" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO
"Brian Kilmeade, everyone Brian Kilmeade. Thanks so much for being here. And listen to the show, you know, this has been a time to look back at the presidency and the life of George Bush just said this winter's going to remind me of as we head into this holiday season. But for me, personally, my first time I had a chance to interview him at a significant portion of time was at a topic. I knew he'd be interested in and that is sports. Here's a huge sports fan. The Texans the Astros. We know that. But we also that many people knew what athlete he leaves an excellent athlete now. He's already been a war hero. He goes into Yale and becomes captain of the baseball team. Not only that he's the one chosen to receive Babe Ruth records separate from cancer at the age of fifty three now, George Bush, but actually Babe Ruth. So my book the game. So you can't I wanted to focus in seventy three people who competed in sports to be great and warrant, and those lessons they learned in sports paid off later in life. So if you're a pro I don't know interesting Joe Montana for the book out, I'm interested in people. They tried to be great worrying and their success was delayed, and whatever they did one of those people. I was lucky enough to interview was George Bush forty one and here is him talking about a portion this interview anyway about baseball playing with his kids and Babe Ruth. Mr President your father's passionate about Europe passionate about baseball in and you passed it on to your son. Do you ever think back at everything that you guys have had going on all the generations? Why passion transferred even reading your book had Jeb knocked out a window with a home right shot? And it it matters a lot. He get back. He connected. Have you thought about why does it matter so much? Well, no, I really haven't. I'd be making it up. If I.
"george bush" Discussed on Skullduggery
"You can understand how this came to pay. No one remembers that it was actually called fighting the whim fact. Right, right. That that probably was having having written cover language myself that probably was the product of some hand wringing. Can we really say went on the cover qualify? The line was written by Steve Smith editor. And he wanted to he intentionally chose a photo of Bush that looked made him look manly. Because we wanted to. Manley in a very patrician New England. He's like he's on. He's on is on. Not even know what kind of boat that is actually high washed on light motorboats, but that's a level of. Well, you would know. The problem. Yeah. You know, I am a high Wasser, and I'm I'm writing about my own here. And I'm overcompensating, right? I'm overcome. All right. So how did the bushes react to this cover? They hated the key here and everybody who's a human being will understand the following story. This cover story appeared on the day that Bush declared for president and nine hundred eighty seven and Bush watched as his daughter has teenage daughter Daro picked up the cover of Newsweek, which in those days was actually important picked up the cover of Newsweek and burst into tears now. Think about it. You're a father, and you're watching your teenage daughter burst into tears on. What's supposed to be one of the biggest days of your life? How would you feel about it bad here? So and didn't they didn't you hear from them for four years into the fullness actually about they'll actually lets you actually had to go you on to go up there and crop Bush famous. What would we used to call it those some we had some euphemism probably tour? We this because it's what you're on. Now. Right. Version of it back. Then Newsweek every election cycle, did a very admirable inexpensive thing of doing a special issue at the end of every election with a lot of inside reporting that requires access and after the wimp cover came out Bush cut off Newsweek for these special issue, the special access, especially in we had a real problem as a big deal from September nineteen Eighty-eight a year later, and we weren't getting access we were screwed. So we so Tom to Frank was very good. Reporter went to James h Baker fixer Bush's, fixer and said, we got to fix this. And so Bakker arranged a formal grovel like a delegation delegates allegation consisted of Katharine Graham, who's the own own the company, Katharine Graham, himself, Katharine Graham, and the editor of Newsweek in me. And I was the fall guy here. I wanted Bush asked me how many times did that ugly word appear on the story. And of course, I was unprepared, and I had handed and. Baker who was prepared for everything said four times. And I you know, I growled and run my hands. But I realized when I was there this is all a kabuki dance. It was a formal apology by me. So that MRs gram could flirt with joy, they did this. I watch sudden sitting there. And the fences were mandated, we got access it all turned out the way, you told me the story is I recall was you knew that everything was going to be okay. On the way out because you saw k Graham, and George Bush flirting I was a little slow this party to understand exactly what my role was. And all that. But it was cleared me as we were leaving watching George flirt with K, and they were social equals and social buddies that this we were now the door was going to swing didn't going to get w still hold it against. Yes. Because he was in the hit squad protecting his role. Remember sonny. From the gods. Yeah. Of course. And so you heard about it forever. Ws presidents forever. Yeah. It never stopped. So not just w but h w was mad about it. He stayed the whole Bush clan. Made I don't begrudge them this to for the story. I just told about watching his daughter cry. So after the setup the lead in your piece for Yahoo news, you've got one sentence. It's just says how wrong we were. Yeah. So talk about that a little bit talk about journalism getting it sort of partly right? Yes. He had a problem. But to leave the impression that he was in some ways, possibly a wimp is just not right?.
"george bush" Discussed on Skullduggery
"You can understand how this came to pay. And no one remembers that it was actually called fighting the whim fact, right, right? That that probably was having having written cover language myself that probably was the product of some hand wringing. Can we really say went on the cover qualify? The line was written by Steve Smith editor. And he wanted to he intentionally chose a photo of Bush that looked made him look manly. Because we wanted to to Manley in a very patrician New England. He's like he's on. He's on is on. Oh, yeah. That is actually a high washed on light motorboats, but that's a level of. Need to get into. Well, you would know. The problem. Yeah. You know, I am a high Wasser, and I'm I'm writing about my own here. Right. And I'm over compensating. Right. I'm overcome. All right. So how did the bushes react to this cover? They hated the key here. And everybody was a human being will understand the following story. This cover story appeared on the day that Bush declared for president and nine hundred eighty seven and Bush watched as his daughter has teenage daughter Daro picked up the cover of Newsweek, which in those days was actually important picked up the cover of Newsweek and burst into tears now. Think about it. You're a father, and you're watching your teenage daughter burst into tears on. What's supposed to be one of the biggest days of your life? How would you feel about bad here? So and didn't they didn't you hear from them for for years into the actually about they'll actually lets you actually had to go you all to go up there and crop famous. What would we used to call? It those some we had some euphemism. The probably tour. We this because it's what you're on. Now. Right. Version of it. But back then Newsweek every election cycle, did a very admirable inexpensive thing of doing a special issue at the end of every election with a lot of inside reporting that requires access and after the wimp cover came out Bush cut off Newsweek for these special issue, the special access, especially on we had a real problem as a big deal. I'm September nineteen eighty eight year later, and we weren't getting access we were screwed. So we so Tom to Frank was very good. Reporter went to James h Baker fixer Bush's, fixer and said, we got to fix this. And so Bakker arranged a formal grovel like a delegation delegates allegation consisted of Katharine Graham, who's the own own the company, Adron Graham, sell Katharine Graham, and the editor of Newsweek in me. And I was the fog. I hear I wanted. Bush asked me how many times did that ugly word appear on the story. And of course, I was unprepared, and I had handed and. Acre who was prepared for everything said four times, and I you know, I- gravelled run my hands. But I realized when I was there this is all a kabuki dance. It was a formal apology by me. So that MRs gram could flirt with George. They did this. I watch sudden sitting there and the fences were mandated we got access it all turned out the way, you told me the story is I recall was you knew that everything was going to be okay. On the way out because you saw k Graham, and George Bush flirting I was a little slow to this party to understand exactly what my role was. And all that. But it was cleared me as we were leaving watching George flirt with K, and they were social equals and social buddies that this we were now the door was gonna swing. We're going get ws still hold it against. Yes. Because he was in the hit squad protecting data and his role remember Sonny Sonny from the gods Sunday razor. Yeah. Of course. And so. So you heard about it forever. Ws presidents forever. Yeah. It never stopped. So not just w but h w was mad about it. He stayed the whole Bush clan. Made I don't begrudge them this to for the story. I told about watching his daughter cry. So after the setup the lead in your piece for Yahoo news, you've got one sentence. It's just says how wrong we were. Yeah. So talk about that a little bit talk about journalism getting sort of partly right? Yes. He had a problem. But to leave the impression that he was in some ways, possibly a wimp is just not right?.
"george bush" Discussed on The Jason Stapleton Program
"Jason Stapleton program dot com for its Facebook will take you there the private of the largest liberty minded private group. I think on on the interwebs, and it's it's full of great people to so go check it out. Interesting conversations happen great articles being posted on a daily basis. Lots of great stuff and today, we're gonna talk I had a request to talk a little bit about the universal basic income. They've said I've you've talked about this before any update on it. And we'll know there's no update on the way I feel about it. But I can reiterate what I feel using a current event. And so I've got an article here from Bloomberg a Swiss village trying to raise enough money to experiment with a form of the universal basic income head so we will discuss that a little bit. We will discuss the riots that are happening in France over their tax carbon tax, and then another issue in here. Liberty Media angling to. Get a piece of I heart media, which is the the radio company. That's in bankruptcy. Currently only interesting because Liberty Media does have some liberty based content and they're looking to take about thirty five percent of our media. Not not particularly for the for the the liberty portion. But for the radio portion, I just I just found it interesting that Liberty Media was in a position to snag a significant chunk of iheartmedia as they come out of bankruptcy before we talk about that. Let me talk a little bit about the recent death of president George H W Bush. I it was it was I learned of his death through a post that was made on on Facebook. I believe and it just acknowledged it was a letter that George Bush had written to the incoming President Clinton about his time in the White House and about the about his hope and prayer for the future of the Clinton administration and the United States. It's a whole now to really appreciate that letter. You have to understand the context of it. The president President George Bush had lost a bid for reelection against the Clintons. It was a very contentious battle not as contentious in his ugly as the one between Hillary Clinton and President Trump, but it was very contentious battle. And they were not friends. They were not on good terms win after that election was over, but George being a man of being being a I don't know. I don't know if I don't know if it was a kinder, decent, man. I honestly don't know who the man was I know only the image that the media now portrays him in and I know him only from his actions as president..
"george bush" Discussed on Attack Each Day: The Harbaughs' Podcast
"Right. Maguire is at the plate. Mark mcgwire's brothers played for the Expos. So I go on I go ahead. What do you think? Danny. I said I can bring in Pell. He goes coach, I'll get this guy. And then I'll just give you this one. And then I'll be good. I'm like, all right. Big. Talk back to the dugout. And by the time, I set my foot in dugout the ball around the world. And it has not landed. In a way. Yeah. So that was that was the end of it right there. And then I got humbled because we got back from stock Ville, Mississippi, which were the regionals were and the next day. I was coaching. My son's little league team. How did you ever have a chance to be the most famous baseball player at Yale George Bush, George Bush? I did not. Oh, no. Nope. Didn't have that. Pleasure. But he did some great pictures around when he was the first base. Yes. Yup. Met Ron dialing. And he he pitched the I didn't know that. Yeah. So it was a good experience. They asked me, you know, you can stay with it. I said, no, thanks. As a long year. How much were you the pump up the guys versus the Xs and the os when it came to baseball? Wait a minute. I see your sellers. See your signals. Would you go with? Give it indicator strategy with this. I don't even remember that the indicator or any of those low to go, but I was good on defense. First and third situation bunt road pace. That was my baby. Now, the pitching thing. I just kind of. Did you have a pitching coach at a guy in? But Jimmy White gone. It was a young guy who's about thirty pitched in college. He was a really bubbly guidance. Coach I think we gotta go get him. I reduce go. Let him go. No, we had a we had we had we had a heck of a time. It really never the old days in little league the bunch signal. Melt this belt belt give it to it. Right. What the sleeve was steel and hit you hit the. You had more complicated signals to that. Yeah. But at the same time, you know, you know, I'll tell you what very difficult the most difficult part of that year was when you coach third base in that gap shot and a guy coming from. I d you hold them. Don't you? Hold them. You know, that was always the toughest when I got a will. I'm willing to say you were very aggressive. It's not good though when the guys in and it comes into home plate in the catcher. Gotcha. No. It's good good experience. That seems like yesterday it was nineteen ninety two Jack Harbaugh coached the sheriff's all-stars. Now who somewhere we never went new. We we have pretty deep you went to the finals tournament. Then we we got we have we wanted to Babe Ruth. Yes. Babe Ruth and in John Harbaugh and the mimic brothers. I mean, the older brothers and they had baskins Robbins team. If you remember that was that was the cloudy team. So John decided he would join the Baskin Robbins t because they have never the old Astro uniforms yet multicolored, awesome, jackets, they got jackets fourteen and fifteen or fifteen and sixteen but they had all the best sixteen year olds in in Arbor. And we we took we took some of the second tier sixteen year olds. And then some of the some fifteen year olds and we did have a pitcher. Our pitcher Jim Phelps we sent him out there. We were you know, had to get you had to get at least one run and you'd win the game sometimes it needed to. And that's that's what happened. It gets Baskin Robbins. We we lost one to nothing in in the Hague. Homerun that game too. When we lost one nothing. I don't think anybody out. I mathis. Two and Jim Phelps? He's living down in lakeland Florida now, but he went to bowling green. He was an offense hunter all conference punter at bowling green played it selene height socks sign with the White Sox and played with them. And then you heard his arm somehow basket rabbits, didn't get him. We he was a little bit under the radar. He was over at selene highschool and Baskin Robbins head like all the best players from pioneers and great recre-. Jack, Don, I know we're running a little later, but. Cheated..
"george bush" Discussed on Rob Has a Podcast
"The George Bush of touchy, the George Bush e of Toshi. This is three points. This is amazing. And can you imagine your brothel hands did come into us Raelians calling himself than George Bush hubay all me. The Joe JR. Bushy Toshi I don't even know what the George Bush e of two she is referring to. I mean, unless it was going on during the Bush administration, maybe that when he went the literal president, but like as a former president, if you were to describe yourself as well, I'm like the George Bush of podcasting. I, I don't think that it would really be a positive connotation, right? And like clo- he's like a former president. He's like, it's a relevant now and it's right there that you could have the Trump of rump. So why not just update. Maybe too hot button to happen but. But if you were gonna describe yourself as like unlike the George Bush's Toshi. I think that the connotation would be sort of like, well, people thought I was really bad back then. But in hindsight, I wasn't that bad of toys. Yeah. I mean, I guess it depends on your political leanings. And now I mean, these are getting pretty complex at the point where you have to really like examine yourself as a person before you decide how much you like that nickname. Personally, I think the George Bush of TWA she, I don't know if it allies with my political leanings, but I love the nickname scissors. Three Chizzy points for George Bush's Toshi three Chizzy points with the amendment that he should be updating for Trump because she'll be updating for every president. And if you were in Australia, you'd have to polarized polarizing that he'd be beloved by half the wrestling fans, and then. Maybe probably beloved by more than half of the wrestling fan. I think they'd like it. I think they lock it. I mean, if they all went George Bush of pushy, I mean, I know it's more polarizing. I think Trump rump feels really good, and I will spend mine tie night now going through all the presidents and thinking about what possibly anatomy I can name with. Okay. Then mayor Aslan town. Mr. ABRAHAM LINCOLN. Okay. Slam town and Mr. ABRAHAM LINCOLN. So two presidential nicknames mayor of slam town. I think I'd stick with that labral ham, Lincoln. I credit ABRAHAM, LINCOLN Abraham, another survival enough Adam. Kline who had a very funny secret seed where he called. I think tayla Abraham was super awkward and just like indicative of how would like the best possible way. So he's trying to get into that win a mindset Shannon. So we had both George Bush to she and also labral lamb Lincoln, and those are two presidential nicknames for mister Johnny Mundo. So I have a little game for you here. Shannon. Okay. So what we have done here is that we have taken three real US twentieth century nicknames or twentieth century presidents and given them the Johnny Mundo, Johnny nitro Johnny blaze, John Hannigan nickname treatment..
"george bush" Discussed on KTOK
"And then thinking how deceptive that was they got the daughter, this this horrible evil was perpetrated on this, man. I think his first name was James bird. And the daughter says like my father was killed all over again because George Bush didn't support hate crimes legislation. What the ad left out is George Bush supported the death penalty for the evil perpetrated on that an innocent, man. Well, how about Harry Reid seeing people? Tell me that Romney didn't ten years for ten years people tell me that. And then he choked about it later in the press laughed with him how that was such a clever thing to have done. Well, Ted Kennedy to Robert Bork. The Democrats have changed the public discourse on nominations and politics in general to watch that clownish Senator from Hawaii make her incompetent ignorant comment. Listen, you shut up man. The presumption of innocence about all men, let me say this to the Senator from Hawaii. Well, if you ever meant it, and I know what you're saying if any man says that about her. Yeah. The the outrage that will come your way, you know, shut up demand. If any if it's just horrible. I don't know how this is going to play out in forty one days. We gotta watch wait and see. But it's these unbelievable times. Joe? Thank you, Victoria. Thank you quick break. Right back. Lindsey Graham, he is on the Senate Judiciary committee. He'll join us coming up next..
"george bush" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"Other thing we're hearing is a source of concern is his ties to the bush family he was in the george bush white house and he is married to his former secretary george bush's for a former secretary we know the president and the bushes do not have a very close relationship how much do you think that factors into this decision oh so judge cavenaugh has got decades of experience in washington he's done a variety of things you know working in the solicitor general's office teaching on the at harvard and yale also you know as you mentioned working for one of the prior ministrations and to be honest that's really the case of of many of the individuals who have been considered on the shortlist in fact justice gorsuch also work in the bush administration around the time that judge capital did so i don't i don't think that's a factor i mean i think anyb president put together his list you know any of the members on the on the shortlist there would be fantastic justices and i think you know judge cavanaugh with his experiences a thought leader and top of the line credentials would be a terrific justice we're talking to jennifer mascot a former law clerk to judge brett cavanaugh who is under consideration right now by the president of the united states reportedly for that nine pm announcement tonight jennifer you say that all four of the potential nominees to include cavill amy coney barrett raymond catholic and thomas hardiman would make great supreme court justices but why is cavenaugh superior to the other three what are their weaknesses in your eyes well i think i think it's really more about judge cavenaugh strengths as i say you know he's been on the bench for twelve years he has the record of close to three hundred opinions one other unique thing about judge cavenaugh it's his service on the federal appeals court here in town the dc circuit which because it's kind of the first line of defense and in reviewing administrative agency action judge cavenaugh has sort of had a had a first crack at looking at a lot of separation of powers issues and issues of accountability in administrative agencies and how they interact as it in congress that really uniquely acquit him to hit the ground running were he to be nominated by the president and confirmed to serve on the supreme court but what about his his his field t to like precedent in the court there's concern about this notion like there's a lot of debate right now about roe versus wade as happens literally every time a supreme court nominee comes up because it seems to be especially if the democrats the one case that they spend a lot of time dwelling about and hoping that it maintains abortion as being the legal thing throughout the united states now with that said there are questions about the extent to which any of these nominees will be loyal to the president of the supreme court can you give us any insight into what his views of precedent are and whether or not the constitution ever overrules it well look i you know i can't tell you on a given you know legal issue like that exactly you can't speak for the for the judge i insist that if he's nominated you at hearing toby ask those kinds of questions i can tell you that case by case he looks at the relevant text of statutes he looks at the constitution he looks at the governing law and takes an independent minded book you know at each of the separate cases on front of them which i think again you know as a parent from his lengthy record on the bench now if he does not get the nomination who do you think he's going to lose out to is there one of the other candidates that stands out to you oh i you know i i can't speak to hypotheticals like that but i'm like like you all reading you know fairly a pretty positive coverage about you know about about everyone and and and like you am waiting eagerly to tune in at nine o'clock and see the president announces the nominee but as i say judge cavanaugh is just top of the line wonderful down to earth brilliant jurist and and he would make a wonderful supreme court justice where he nominated you dodging on picking a second pick tonight makes tells me that you're a good friend and that's it jennifer mascot thank you very much really.
"george bush" Discussed on WBAP 820AM
"Today we laid to rest a hero i had a privilege i had a privilege today to actually see the funeral procession drive by have you ever seen that have you ever seen a funeral procession go by and i mean not i'm not talking about a typical one no disrespect but have you ever stood there or driven by or watched the funeral procession of a hero somebody in the police department our fire department or military it is something to behold i had a real privilege today because i actually got to see miles and miles and miles of people that were lined up along central expressway and george bush the turnpike i got to see so many people and what really was interesting what really stuck out in my mind what is that toyota what's the smallest toyota that you can drive that little the little one that's real economical a lot of them are hybrids what's that one called kim remember what it is this short one very very popular i saw a young lady standing by yourself standing on the roof of one of those toyota's prius prius came to my mind to standing on the river prius i can tell you that's something i won't do what a sight she was standing on the top of a prius under tippy toes parked on the side of george bush turnpike heading towards rowlett from seventy five as the procession was heading westbound on george bush and then south southbound on seventy five i saw them come down on seventy five i sell them for miles and miles and miles down george bush and it was because they were coming from rob lake point church which is a fantastic church in rockwall and they were generous enough his are so many people when our heroes pass to just say absolutely to the catholic church come use our our place and you may have a proper funeral that will be so well attended for officer santander by the way i got the proper pronunciation of rodeo suntan there name and it's important to pronounce his name correctly to pay their respects do that are due to him this young guy oh by the way also so's also i.
"george bush" Discussed on WBAP 820AM
"Today we lay to rest the hero i had a privilege i had a privilege today to actually see the funeral procession drive by have you ever seen that have you ever seen the funeral procession go by and i mean not i'm not talking about a typical one no disrespect but have you ever stood there or driven by or watched the funeral procession of a hero somebody in the police department our fire department our military it is something to behold i had a real privilege today because i actually got to see miles and miles and miles of people that were lined up along central expressway and george bush the turnpike out i got to see so many people and what really was interesting what really stuck out in my mind what is that toyota what's the smallest toyota that you can drive that little little one that's real economical a lot of them are hybrids what's that one called kimber what it is this a short one they're very very popular i saw a young lady standing by yourself standing on the roof of one of those toyota's prius that's what it is a prius came to my mind to standing on the river prius i can tell you that's something i won't do because i'm not going to damage by car you know what a sight she was standing on the top of a prius under tippy toes parked on the side of george bush turnpike heading towards rowlett from seventy five as the procession was heading westbound on george bush and then south southbound seventy five i saw them come down on seventy five i sell them for miles and miles and miles down george bush and it was because they were coming from up league point church which is a fantastic church in rockwall and they were generous enough is are so many people when our heroes pass to just say absolutely to the catholic church come use our our place and you may have a proper funeral that will be so well attended for officer there by the way i got the proper pronunciation of rodeo sometime there name and it's important to pronounce his name correctly to pay their respects do that are due to him this young guy oh by.
"george bush" Discussed on The Andrew Klavan Show
"Made me style gic for the america that i grew up in basically where there were statesmen running the country instead of one of those people in that pitch denigrated the press i think that that differentiates at all those from donald trump they didn't like the press there were many acrimonious moments where people got into trouble with the press you know even george w and and clinton they were not happy but this guy goes after the press as if the press is the enemy and makes fake stories and that's why they're different from him that's one of the main reasons why we should be looking at that picture and to say what we have seen to obey set of the george bush george w bush administration i don't know what it's going to take for people to really wake up and understand that they are liars and they are murderers this is the george w bush administration that's what i mean this is what i mean i know she's not a journalist but they're all like this they're all the don't know they don't know that they said the same thing about mitt romney that they say about trump that they treated george w bush like scum they treated him like dirt they kicked him around like a soccer ball and they treated obama like the second coming of christ i mean even even barbara walters said that we thought he was the new coming of the savior and they don't and they think that doesn't affect the way they covered and they think we don't see the way they covered because they think it's reality see that's the thing they think yes yes we did treat a bomb like jesus p 'cause he was jesus you know that's why that's why we do it and we entreat trump like devil because because he satan anybody can see i mean this is the thing.
"george bush" Discussed on WHO NewsRadio 1040 AM
"Campaign elliott because i can't recall it being a feature of the debates there wasn't much said about the israeli palestinian matter i as i recall the two thousand four election i can tell you sharon with work he was praying for george bush because by then they had formed a very good trusting relationship there was no question what's your own wanted to see happen he wanted his partner reelected and the reelection in november of four but at the same time of course there is the overwhelming story of iraq and the iraq war so that dominates much of the conversation of foreign policy but we're watching in israel also terror attacks again i note here august thirty first two suicide bombers killing sixteen people in in beersheba and then there were attacks all through september probably by hamas or their organization and that's putting pressure on the disengagement plan how did the prime minister resist because it looks like he's handing he's rewarding terror this was his his main concern that he not look like that so he tried for one thing to react a very toughly in gaza for the attacks came out of gaza he needed to finish building that fence you know it's not so easy it's unders of miles long that's pretty barrier and continue the idea of patrols in the west bank because he understood that the people of israel would not support any moves that they thought were compromising their.
"george bush" Discussed on WTMA
"Clinton years was that george bush's economy was at george h w bush has economy no of course not of course it wasn't so are you telling me that ronald reagan benefited from jimmy carter's economy is there which you telling me all right so reagan benefited from carter's economy if we're following your flawed logic here and then bill clinton he benefitted from george h w bush is the conomy right okay then are you telling me that the downturn that we had under george w bush was because of clinton does that make sense to you people no of course not of course not well it was all aware the blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah because they just don't they don't want to get it to you to get it through your head that we are experiencing record growth record low unemployment historic low on african american unemployment under this president and it's only taken a year it's only taken a year to do it boom now what happened although shovel ready jobs that we were suppose have remember that remember our got these shovel rudder jobs out there we're gonna go ahead and morgan are people going to start work in rot away their your rot away we're gonna start we didn't see any of that all of these so called infrastructure jogged where people were readied the shovels were by the side of the road and they were ready for work crews did his show up and start building roads in this country and that's going to stimulate the economy that any of that happen no no it didn't happen no not at all and the downturn of the economy back in two thousand eight that was because of stupid democrat policies about the housing industry and and and being able to sell mortgages like on on speculation that was it it's a scots west of the actually it's going to him real quick scott how are you welcome back you're throwing your so i'm wonderful what's up buddy where are george your explanation of cognitive dissonance and uh charlie or true southern gentleman i think uh no their term of flies in the case of wendell deal york at term is g v i r joe's cutting their i'm well what the.
"george bush" Discussed on KTLK 1130 AM
"George bush had never really been uh you know i'm wear in public and these never really been that popular to me um and the reason why is because the american public you know that war in iraq and the reason why i think they're against trump is because he was against the war and really since the beginning of that um and i think that that you know they're more global us i think the way they do things then i i wasn't really call trump an isolationist by no one thing that bothers me is that you know obviously going way back we didn't have really good you know proof for weapons of mass destruction and i think a lot of this stuff right now is really given a black guy and in the intelligence services because if there really wasn't weapons of mass destruction and we went to war for that long and then secondly how does it make the intelligence service because we've got a fishing scam uh in this guy email and all it is basically is hey give me your password and then they log in and take this information and by the way if i steal your emails and there's a whole bunch of corrupt dirty stuff and and i released on good idea why don't you just not do club dirty stop that we released emails and there's nothing in them very good points brian and i appreciate that uh i got to be honest with you i don't think the bush families problem with trump has anything to do with where he was the iraq war because even jeb bush was running for president in a most recently 2016 said that no you've racially had he he will not be the same decision something.
"george bush" Discussed on The New Washington
"Very fortunate in his not because my name's george bush because i worked my way and got my way into georgetown i didn't work my way and got my way into harvard business school i did very well at harvard he went and worked at goldman sachs is a banker i get a job at goldman sachs at the time the most elite or you the part of goal of wall street was goldman sachs is merger department i i got a job there headed tremendous experience and then he went to hollywood and worked as a media executive and film producer so he kind of inhabited all of these worlds for that he rails against politically that he uses as his political adversaries here's what i was able to say that the party at davos the great consultants in its electricals all these smart guys and bankers and govern officials all these guys and for those of us who haven't been invited what an is dabbas davos is a big confab in switzerland that occurs every year where corporate and political leaders gathered and in these talk about how they're going to save the world i've had the opportunity to be in the room or k and what i understand is that guys like my grandfather my dead or not just smarter than these guys that they're more decent and and have the communities wellbeing more than these guys okay here's the issue the issue before us is the party at davos this kind of global elite and this is not some crank conspiracy theory it's an it's in plain view those people or feel the closer to people in paris and people in shanghai and people in milan right then they are to people in dubuque iowa and they've left behind their countrymen because he knows these institutions and he knows the people who inhabit them and who run them right there deeply flawed but there are no smarter than your average working class schmo win a barn as he said an interim right so having goes elite institutions.
"george bush" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder
"George bush is a war criminal george bush lied this nation into the biggest foreign policy catastrophe of our lives or pretty close to it now no definitely and on top of all that other stuff about the bigotry about the the you know the on and on but at the same time like but will accept your help i mean not seems to me to be a bit of a dilemma yeah i i don't think it is to be honest so i would've tried to abortion cheney nachos for i don't know that i would have done it for deception on the war because i think that that really borders on political but i would have done it on torture and warrantless wiretapping so he george bush would be giving that moving speech from a prison cell in leavenworth if i had my way but but i will take any ally as long as it does not i grant you as long as it does not do significant longterm damage but how does that how'd you stop that i mean if you're gonna say if you're gonna site george bush even george bush's coming out there and saying this is wrong you are you necessarily are having to say like this is a guys boys whose worthy of listening to and you can't say that of someone who you think should be nil leavenworth is this sorry sam gear boyce doesn't have to be a worthy listening to or particularly bright or anything along those lines of bob corker if you remember and the ads against her for junior with the playboy him which had a deep racial undertones if not overtone 100 it got all over the tone right so now he's what he yes bigotry he exclaims so yeah color me sceptical.