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Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld Dies at 88
"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting former defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld has died Donald Rumsfeld who served as secretary of defense in two administrations died Tuesday according to a statement from his family he was eighty eight Rumsfeld enjoyed a long career in government working under four US presidents he was defense secretary under president Gerald Ford and return to lead the Pentagon in two thousand one under president George W. bush in the aftermath of the September eleventh terrorist attacks in two thousand one Rumsfeld oversaw the US invasion of Afghanistan in two thousand three and the overthrow of Saddam Hussein in Iraq as he retired in December two thousand six Rumsfeld told the troops in a recorded message it has been the highest honor of my life to serve with you the men and women of the US armed forces Mike Rossio Washington
Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld Dies at 88
"Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld has died. He was secretary defense for President Gerald Ford, also under George W. Bush. Presided over the Cold War strategies in the seventies. And, of course, the terrorism that marked the bush presidency. Um, also the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Afghanistan I should say died today, died yesterday. I'm sorry at the at his home. In New Mexico at the age of 88 multiple myeloma was the cause, and he was one of those rare. Politicians in general, one of those rare Cabinet members who made sort of the, uh, the encore in all of this. He served under President Ford from 75 to 77, then served for five years under George W. He was at the, uh, the youngest and the oldest. To hold the post ever 43 years old when he first served under Gerald Ford and then 74 when he served under George W. Bush, staunch ally of former Vice President Cheney, who had been his protege and friend for a long time.
Polls Say 52% Approve of Biden
"It's less than a week until President Biden's 100 Day in office and a new poll takes a look at his approval. Rating. Details from ABC is Derek Dennis. The new ABC News Washington Post poll shows. Biden has the third lowest job approval rating for any president at 100 days since Harry Truman Just 52% of Americans approve of Biden's performance so far on Lee Lower was Gerald Ford at 48% in 1974 and Donald Trump at 42% in 2017. Biden's hi mark his handling of the pandemic, his low mark the immigration crisis at the US Mexico
"gerald ford" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"Gerald Ford. The Carter Mondale administration would face four extremely difficult years. Soviets invaded Afghanistan and the world oil crisis led to soaring gas prices and inflation at home. Four years later, Mondale captured the Democratic presidential nomination. Mondale did make history in the 84 campaign, choosing a woman running mate Geraldine Ferraro, the first female vice presidential candidate on a major party ticket. Instead, Reagan won re election in a landslide. Mondale took just one state Minnesota In Chicago. Mike Tobin Fox News former President Jimmy Carter, issuing a statement saying Mondale was the best vice president in the country's history and president fighting called Monty Hall, one of the nation's most dedicated patriots in public servants, as well as a dear friend and mentor. Former President Trump with his first sit down interview since leaving office last night, he told Fox's Sean Hannity. He's gonna help Republicans in the midterm elections. We're going to take back the house. In 22. We have a real chance. We were supposed to lose 25 seats I got involved. I called 56 different district's and we ended up picking up 16 Trump referencing the 2020 House races. The former president says Republicans will only succeed if they continue with his America first agenda. But will he run in 2024? I am looking at it very seriously beyond seriously. From a legal standpoint, I don't want to really talk about it yet Former President Trump on Fox's Hannity They're calling it the green New deal for public housing. Progressive Democrats, including Congresswoman Alexandria, Cassio Cortez as Senator Bernie Sanders planning a news conference today. Introducing three bills that I'll make up the green new deals, main components by an administration continued to face increasing number of migrants coming into the U. S southern border seeking asylum. After weeks of administration officials describing the situation at the border has nothing more than challenging challenges. We are challenged at the border over the weekend, the president himself described..
Walter Mondale, Former US Vice-President and Celebrated Liberal, Dies Aged 93
"Former vice president Walter Mondale a liberal icon for Minnesota has died at the age of ninety three in nineteen sixty four Walter Mondale was appointed to Minnesota's U. S. Senate seat replacing his mentor Hubert Humphrey Mondale was known for his advocacy of social issues in nineteen seventy six he was Jimmy Carter's running mate when they unseated Gerald Ford Carter saying some thirty years later I felt the vice president be the best one to give me the help I needed I never had served in Boston before as you know and Chris was express NO eulogizing Mondale as the best vice president in our country's history Mondale unsuccessfully ran for president in nineteen eighty four choosing a woman as his running mate losing to Ronald Reagan in a landslide he served as ambassador to Japan in the nineties Mondale's wife Joan died in twenty fourteen three years after their daughter Eleanor Mondale is survived by two sons Jackie Quinn Washington
Former Sen. Bob Dole and Republican elder statesman, 97, announces he has advanced lung cancer
"Bearer is now facing a cancer diagnosis were long term Kansas Senator Bob Dole has announced he has stage four lung cancer that 97 Year old says he will begin treatment within a week. Dole was the Republican presidential nominee in 1996 when he lost to incumbent President Bill Clinton. Dole, who was badly hurt Did World War two was President Gerald Ford's vice presidential running mate in 1976 when Ford lost to Democrat Jimmy Carter Jim Krystle, a
Bob Dole says he's been diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer
"Bob Dole announced that he has been diagnosed with stage four lung cancer a former longtime senator for Kansas in the nineteen ninety six Republican presidential nominee Bob Dole said in a short statement that he had been diagnosed recently with stage for lung cancer and we begin treatment on Monday while I certainly have some hurdles ahead he wrote I also know that I join millions of Americans who face significant health challenges of their own dole received an immediate outpouring of sympathy and well wishes from across the political spectrum Bob Dole was injured in World War two charging a German position in northern Italy he overcame is disabling war wounds to forge a lengthy political career goal was president Gerald Ford's vice presidential running mate in nineteen seventy six when Ford lost to Jimmy Carter and the GOP nominee in nineteen ninety six when he challenged Bill Clinton dole represented Kansas in Congress for almost thirty six years Jennifer king Washington
Michelle Pfeiffer to Play Betty Ford in Showtime Series ‘The First Lady,’ Susanne Bier to Direct
"Actress. Michelle pfeiffer is about to step into the role of the former first lady. Michelle pfeiffer is set to take on the raw betty ford and showtime's upcoming anthology series. The first lady the actress joins the previously announced by davis who will portray michelle obama for the show. No word yet on who will play. Eleanor roosevelt the show will focus on the roles. That the first lady's played in shaping impactful and sometimes world changing decisions during their time in the white house for it is the wife of former president. Gerald ford who was president from nineteen seventy four to nineteen seventy seven. She died at the age of three in two thousand eleven.
"gerald ford" Discussed on WGN Radio
"And, you know a lot of people better take a look in the mirror with the light on not with not with the light off because when you look at this, there's so much hypocrisy and that has to be brought out. But look right now. We have a country that essentially being run and dictated to by the media. And bye bye, tech. I mean, our first write amendments are being stripped from us. You know, you can't You can't say that. You can't say that I look, I always understood that with profanity and things like that, But opinions are another thing. And you know this. This is this is going too far from where we are, and that's just aggravating people even more on and I only have an undergrad degree in psychology. But even though I say people are personally responsible for their own actions, and I mean that you have to be careful not to incite even further and I think the actions will be taken this week are not one of coming together, the president has conceded, the president has said. That Well, maybe in conceiving said. They'll be a peaceful transition. It's done right. Let's go. Let's go. Let's go. Let's move on and they don't seem willing to do that. They're going to keep on going with this and likely. Honestly, it'll go on After he's out of office. They won't stop later this week, Would you the facts or somewhat known? Congressman Wendt Strip. Would you vote to impeach the president later this week? Well, if that's the case, no, because I don't think we should even be having the vote. Um, you know, I think it's you want to have healing. You want to bring people together. Don't do this. You know, the president's legacy is embedded in everybody's mind already and going ahead with impeachment is just one more thing. And look. They were trying to impeach him before he was ever in in office, and it's never stopped since the two before he was even in office, and now he's leaving office for the sake of America somewhat like Gerald Ford pardoning Richard Nixon like We're going to move on. We've got to do it and there's no sense dragging through the country through any more of this. Let's go. And so that's that's where we are. Look, I am the president supported. Almost every policy that I was in favor of, and he certainly came forward with a lot of good policies did a lot of good for a lot of Americans and in conjunction with with the Congress. This is what happened the time to move on, and we'll work to fight another day. We just picked up a lot of seats in the House of Representatives. We have good members coming in. And hopefully our voices can be heard, if not muted by Nancy closely, which he's already done with some of the rules of the House and stopping amendments and the motion to re commit, which was always there for the minority to make an amendment to any bill, and he's banning that, so it's just mortgaging rid of our our voice, and that's a shame. But in the meantime, over the next 10 days, I think it's time to try and do it peacefully and taken make an effort on everyone's part to de escalate. I guess I have to go to great concerns that somehow Trump unwittingly has bestowed on the Democrats the moral high ground to impose ideological offenses against the American people through Their pet cultural Marxist projects. That's one that they have the moral high ground and that's secondly, the footage of the capital break ins will be played on a loop by the trump hating media as evidence. That the nationalistic movement he began as a dangerous aberration that must be a never allowed to rise again. So on one hand, the media wants to give Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer the high moral ground and, secondly, on a loop. This will be played again and again and again to indicate that those who supported Trump or an aberration and you better not do it again. Are you concerned about that? Well, you know, I'm concerned about truth and justice no matter where it is, You know, if if this is something that seems to be more overt, let's not forget what was done covertly through the Obama administration and those in our agencies, along with the DNC and the Hillary Clinton campaign to drum up a fake story and to go after the president, saying, included with Russians, and not only that, but the country in more danger because they've ignored China. But that was more of a covert operation. You know, most of America have no idea how much America has no idea because they haven't seen or sometimes even heard about any of the details of this. It's unfortunate and the truth about that. He has to come out as well. And and then maybe maybe, maybe then if if everyone actually knows about this, we can all Work towards cleaning up all of this type of stuff so that it doesn't happen again. Congressman Bedouin Strip Those in charge have now got to be the first ones to reach out the hand of friendship and give meaning to their words of coming together and healing. What happened on Wednesday was incredible. It was an aberration. It was massive lawlessness. And what's happened the past year and a major cities in this country continuing over the weekend, when three or four more Chicagoans were gunned down. It happens every week, and their names are lost to history. Those of the failure of liberal democratic policies and everyone's got to come together as one and if we can, and Congressman thanks for coming on these are difficult days, but once again Thank you for your service and glad you're safe. And thank you for coming on the Bill Cunningham show and Godspeed, Congressman Bread Winston of Ohio. Thank you very much. Thanks, Bill. Let's continue. I guess my concern is the media is going to play this thing on a loop constantly until it is drilled into people's heads that those who supported Trump or an aberration that his policies did not work. And that they must be destroyed along with parts of the capital, which was something that I never thought I would see in my lifetime. The last time that happened was an 18 14. And I think Donald Trump unwittingly played a part in that..
Best of: When Americas in Crisis, You Cant Find a Canning Jar
"We know even though many of us are having much smaller holiday gatherings this year than in any other. You probably still cook too much as you. Search your stash of mismatch tupperware containers to store leftover turkey and apple pie. Listen back this surprising episode about shortages of another kind of container altogether. I they bought up all the toilet paper then. They came for the flower in yeast. As the weather cools they set their sights on fire pits and patio heaters. The latest pandemic shortage is a little more obscure mason jars. Yes mason jars those squat glass canning jars with a screw neck tops. They're used by folks who make pickles sauces preserves and other homemade delicacies. In more recent years they've also become popular with everyone from crafters to hipster bars newell brands manufacturers many of the most popular types of mason jars including ball and brands and while the company has been relatively mum on the spike in sales of these old products. Newell is having trouble meeting demand. So his rival anchor hocking glass which makes similar lines of canning jars marie bragg who owns an online canning jar retailer called the mason jar. Merchant told cnn. She saw customer start clamoring for canning jars and supplies back in mid august. That hasn't let up a spokesperson for ohio hardware company. Layman's told the washington post that canning supply. Sales are up six hundred percent over last year. The company's having trouble getting jars and litz it's waiting on the equivalent of a ten year supply of canning products from some vendors. The report said there are a few factors contributing to the shortage. I while mason style. Canning jars and screw tops can be reused. The metal disks that create an airtight seal can only be used once. So when demand surged the discs. Were the first items to sell out. A shortage of glass is also complicating things before the pandemic imported glass was hit with tariffs increasing. The cost then when the pandemic hit us porch shutdown. Making it tougher to get glass at all. The pittsburgh post gazette found the pandemic has also contributed to the shortage in other ways. Bread calls it the sour dough. Two point zero with more time on their hands during the pandemic people planet bigger gardens and anyone who's ever seen the sheer volume of tomatoes or zucchini. That can come from one. productive plant. Knows there's no way you can eat all of that produce before it goes bad. People also have more time to spend in the kitchen cooking up all of those canned goods in the meantime government. Officials are worried. That cantor's may resort to unsafe methods of food preservation. That includes reusing canning. Discs can increase the risk of botulism a rare but serious illness. They can be found in food. That's not properly preserved in a statement to cnn. Newell brand said it has increased. Glass production found additional lid manufacturers and take another measure to replenish stock. No word from anchor. Hocking home cantors are turning to marketplaces like ebay and amazon to find the jars and lids they need but horrors have moved in jacking up prices the last time the us face such a canning supply shortage. Congress got involved the quote. Great canning shortage of nineteen seventy-five had worried home. Kanter's demanding answers from congressional representatives and then president gerald ford a series of hearings determined that live makers weren't colluding to price gouge. Instead they were facing a material shortage an unanticipated spike in home canning similar to current circumstances. There's no indication that the current shortage will go in front of congress this time around but perhaps it's nice to know that the nation can show bipartisan support to solve something like a serious canning pickle. The
Biden, Harris are Time's 2020 'Person of the Year'
"Go from here. That's the colossal question. Before president-elect joe biden who was named times person of the year along with vice president elect kamala harris. He's not the first person of the year to be tasked with the future of america. Almost every u s president since the franchise began in nineteen twenty. Eight has been named person of the year at least once excluding calvin coolidge. Herbert hoover and gerald ford but biden is likely the first in a generation to inherit such a crescendo of course trophies. A worsening pandemic that's brought a staggering loss of life widespread unemployment and an economic crisis a global climate crisis a reckoning over the continued pervasiveness of systemic racism and growing misinformation blurring fact and fiction during an interview with time editor in chief and ceo. Edward felsen thal at queens theatre in wilmington delaware. The president-elect discussed his partnership with harris the coming covid nineteen vaccine rollout. His thoughts on pardons and more here are excerpts. From biden's interview edited for clarity on restoring america's middle class if my plan is able to be implemented whole plan. I think it's going to go down as one of the most progressive administrations in american history. We've lost the idea that when ordinary people do well. Everybody does better. It's important that we focus on the things that provide opportunity pardoning donald trump. my justice department will make decisions based on the facts there. The people's lawyers. They're not my lawyers. I'm never going to pick up the phone. And say pardon so. And so or go out and prosecute so. And so. But i lived through gerald ford's pardoning of richard nixon. I think that the law and the circumstance should take its effect. I'm not suggesting. Trumpy prosecuted. Or not. But i would not be engaged in that prematurely. How the pandemic has changed him and us. What's been reinforced is my absolute commitment. That everyone is entitled to health care. It's not about whether or not it's a privilege it's a right. We're the only country in the world that has come out of every crisis stronger than we went into the crisis. I predict we will come out of this crisis stronger than when we went in finding vaccine. Hesitancy the words of a president matter. Whether they're good. Presidents are bad. They matter i joined the three presidents who said they would be publicly vaccinated because i think people will realize that we have to reinstate confidence that science is real if someone with the reputation of anthony fauci and the leading scientists of the country said this vaccine works they should take choosing kamala harris. She is straight as an arrow. She is really really bright. She is tough but yet she has a heart. That understands what it's like to be on the other side of prejudice. She also was an immigrant's daughter who was raised in a strange way like i was. We were taught that we could be anything. Don't give up just move. Keep pushing. And i just found her to be someone who. If in fact something happened to me i knew they could take over. That's kamla
Another Pandemic Shortage Creates Canning Chaos
"I they bought up all the toilet paper then. They came for the flour and yeast. As the weather cools. They set their sights on fire pits and patio heaters. The latest pandemic shortage is a little more obscure mason jars. Yes in charge those squat glass canning jars with a screw neck tops. They're used by folks who make pickle sauces preserves and other homemade delicacies. In more recent years they've also become popular with everyone from crafters to hipster bars newell brands manufacturers many of the most popular types of mason jars including ball incur brands and while the company has been relatively mum on the spike. In sales of these old-timey products newell is having trouble meeting demand. So his rival anchor hocking glass which makes similar lines of canning jars marie bragg who owns an online canning jar retailer called the mason jar merchant told. Cnn she saw customers start clamoring for canning jars and supplies back in mid august. That hasn't let up a spokesperson for ohio hardware company. Layman's told the washington post that canning supply. Sales are up six hundred percent over last year. The company's having trouble getting jars in lit it's waiting on the equivalent of ten years supply of canning products from some vendors. The report said there are a few factors contributing to the shortage. I while mason style. Canning jars and screw tops can be reused. The metal disks that create an airtight seal can only be used once. So when demand surged the discs. Were the first items to sell out. A shortage of glass is also complicating things before the pandemic imported glass was hit with tariffs increasing. The cost then when the pandemic hit. Us port shutdown making it tougher to get glass at all. The pittsburgh post gazette found the pandemic is also contributed to the shortage in other ways. Bread calls it the sour dough. Two point zero with more time on their hands during the pandemic people planet bigger gardens and anyone who's ever seen the sheer volume of tomatoes zucchini. That can come from one. Productive plan knows. There's no way you can eat all of that produce. Before it goes bad people also have more time to spend in the kitchen cooking up all of those canned goods. In the meantime government. Officials are worried. That cantor's may resort to unsafe methods of food preservation that includes reusing canning jar discs which can increase the risk of botulism rare but serious illness that can be found in food. That's not properly preserved in a statement to cnn. Numeral brand said it has increased glass production found additional manufacturers and take other measures to replenish stock. No word from anchor. Hocking home cantors are turning to marketplaces like ebay and amazon. To find the jars and leads. They need but hoarders have moved in jacking up prices the last time the us face such a canning supply shortage. Congress got involved the quote great canning shortage of nineteen seventy five had worried home kanter's demanding answers from congressional representatives and president. Gerald ford a series of hearings determined that lid makers weren't colluding to price gouge. Instead they were facing a material shortage an unanticipated spike in home canning similar to current circumstances. There's no indication that the current shortage will go in front of congress this time around but perhaps it's nice to know that the nation can show bipartisan support to solve something like a serious candy jar. Pick
First presidential debate: Key moments and takeaways
"He won't ever look, unite and say that's what he wants to do. Take it away. I want to give numbers healthcare at a much lower price. Because I know how he doesn't know how to fix tea is never offered to do it Extent you like Waas. A lot of that there was name calling there was arguing the moderator had a really tough time keeping control of it all. One San Diego man was watching it last night. He was observing as someone who coached a candidate for president in a debate buried to Goto. Hey, Good morning is Madonna and yes, it is so you can Nice to get a chicken. Well, thank you, sir. You are a coach for Jimmy Carter Back in the 1976 debate against incumbent Gerald Ford. You've seen many debates. You've been part of them. Was this a debate last night or a disaster or both? Well, you're right about that. I've been watching these debates since 1960 participating in some, and the first is a citizen. And now I'm back to being a citizen. So six years of experience, so I thought last night was sort of Ah, Forgive me for tipping my hat here, but as a citizen, I thought it was a gentleman versus the bully. San And most important, I was very disappointed in my own friend Chris Wallace, the moderator, who seemed somehow to not be able to keep control of the debate. But that begs this question, though. You know when you're when you're talking about two. I mean, these are two brawlers. Let's face it both Donald Trump and Joe Biden. Are really good street fighting kind of guys in a political fashion. How is any moderator going to keep control over those two particular men? Well, that's their job. The moderator's job keep control. And as I said last night, I thought you had the since I've been watching it for 60 years. I thought you had a bully versus a gentleman. But I am back to being a citizen now so I can understand why President Trump took the tone and the demeanor he did, and I thought that Biden I had a couple of chances. Ah, throw a punch or two, but he didn't do that. He stayed back. And in that regard, I think you could say that President Trump helped his base. Particularly when he talked about white supremacists. And when he was didn't help us with our fire fires here in California, But Ah Ah, you're right. Ah, Donna, it would be a tough job for any moderate So let's talk about and you said Trump did well for his base. Let's talk about whether this particular debate would change anybody's mind at this point. If you're voting if you're a Biden guy, or if you're a trump guy, did any of what you heard last night matter or change your mind? Oh, no, not if you'd already made up your mind. Although there does we do have this concert containing concern about the fair election, which President Trump keeps trying to sew. But apart from that, you know, the president did tell his white supremacist voters to stand by and he didn't help is on the On the fires. So, ah, Susan out here in California. I was not impressed with President Trump. And on the other hand, I wish I had wished that Biden had thrown a few more punches when he had a
Brent Scowcroft, national security adviser to two presidents, dies at 95
"Former national security adviser and Falls Church resident, Brent Scowcroft is dead. The late 95 year old had the distinction of being national security advisor to two presidents Gerald Ford and George H. W. Bush. No one else in history conclude that honor Scowcroft was also an advisor to Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. Here's CBS News National security consultant Jeff McCausland. He was awarded the president Medal of freedom. He subsequently was awarded a knighthood by the order of the British Empire and in 2009 probably largely because of his work on the reunification of Germany with President George Herbert Walker Bush He was presented the Grand Cross of the order the merit by the Federal Republic of Germany. Scowcroft, who served in government posts for 60 years, was a Republican who spoke out against the 2003 invasion of
Brent Scowcroft, national security adviser to two presidents, dies at 95
"Former national security adviser and Falls Church resident Brent Scowcroft is dead. The late 95 year old had the distinction of being national security advisor to two presidents Gerald Ford and George H. W. Bush. No one else in history, concluding that honor His achievements are worth, noting CBS News National Security consultant Jeff McCausland. He was awarded the president's Medal of freedom. He subsequently was awarded a knighthood by the Order of the British Empire. And in 2009 probably largely because of his work on the reunification of Germany with President George Herbert Walker Bush He was presented the Grand Cross of the order the Merrick by the Federal Republic of Germany. He was also an advisor to Ronald Reagan and
Brent Scowcroft, national security adviser to two presidents, dies at 95
"Security advisor Brent Scowcroft has died. Pentagon correspondent Cami McCormick, Scowcroft's military and government career spanned 2 60 Years he served his national security advisor to Gerald Ford and George H. W. Bush. He was also an advisor to presidents from Ronald Reagan to Barack Obama. He had a military background and was a West Point graduate but believed military force was not a substitute for diplomacy. Scowcroft was 95. This is
Lawrence Wright on Researching a (Fictional) Pandemic
"Last book was God Save Texas Nonfiction. I believe there was a play in between and now this just curious how you go from one project to the next and and forgive me if I skipped a project that may have been in between as well years ago. I made a resolution that I would only do things that were important or fun. Was you know the state of confusion about what I wanted to do with my life and I thought I as a journalist I like to be on the important stories of the day but I also realized that it didn't want to give up things that really joyful and so those are the polls stars of my career and I think is sort of understandable that I would now be working on a musical but you know if you take those as your pulse stars in. I think you can have a pretty interesting career. Are they ever important and fun? Yes this book was. I know it sounds you know is is is a rather bleak book but I really had a wonderful time researching it and going into the world of of public health in all these swashbuckling intellectuals I just admire them so much so I I really had a good time working on this book. All right I'm going to cut to the chase and let everyone know who doesn't know already that the end of October is a fictional story of a pandemic so before we get into more about it and want to go back again to the origin stories. You've said that the director Ridley Scott Asks you a question after Reading Cormac. Mccarthy's the road and that that was your inspiration. What was the question? And when did he ask this? When were you sitting around with Ridley Scott talking about this? This was a decade ago and he is questioned was what happened because Cormac didn't say anything. About what event or of nature had brought civilization to heal? So I started thinking about what could do that and of course I thought about nuclear war but I was a young reporter covering diseases out of the Center for Disease Control in one thousand nine hundred ninety six. There's a swine flu outbreak in the legionnaires disease and I had become enchanted with that world and the courage and ingenuity of the people that I found there and so I thought it'd be an interesting place to find a hero because I felt that those people that I met were really heroic and that disease had been underestimated as a problem for our society in modern times. So Ridley Scott ask you this question about a decade ago and you had been thinking about it because you had reported on disease over the years. When did you actually start working on? This novel really never made the movie. So like Mr Destiny of so many projects in Hollywood and about in two thousand seventeen. I've been thinking about this story. Still is in my mind so I decided I would go back and work on work on. It is a knock and this time I would dive into the research even more deeply and let the story emerged more naturally rather than cinematic -ly so that's that's how the novel got started. You are such a master your master of many forms but I love your nonfiction so much. There's so much research material in this. Did you think maybe there should be nonfiction? I DID CONSIDER WRITING ABOUT MORE DISEASES. But you know it already had an imaginary character and a world which it was said. I got attracted to the idea of tempting it as a novel. It seemed a challenge for me and I wanted to see if I could do it. Who WAS THAT IMAGINARY CHARACTER? Will the name of my heroes? Henry Parsons in the late. Nineteenth Century in England. There was another influence of outbreak and a young epidemiologist named Henry. Parsons was the first to prove that it was caused by contagion and not by my asthma's in the environment you know. He's totally forgotten figure. But I decided to tip my hat to him and name my character. Henry Parsons he is a man whose life has been touched rather savagely by disease and works out of the Center for Disease. Control where I had done by early reporting. And he's an epidemiologist who's confronted many diseases in the past but has always known that there was one awaiting him. There was going to be the big challenge so the CDC is in Atlanta Georgia and the United States. But this novel the breakout begins elsewhere. You have it really kind of take hold in Mecca. Why did you choose to do that? We'll after nine eleven when I was working on my book looming tower. The Saudis wouldn't let me in as a reporter so I got a job. I was mentoring young reporters at the Saudi Gazette in Jeddah which had bin Laden's hometown and one of my very first jobs was to supervise their coverage of the Hodge and I was was not allowed to go to Mecca myself but I was in communication every day with my reporters and I was very struck at the time about the hazard of gathering of people in one place from all over the world and having every year some disease arises sometimes more than one and there's an epidemic in Mecca and then people get on airplanes and they fly home. Well you know what if it was something really dangerous suppose it was like the nineteen eighteen flu. That was in my gosh even when I was living in Saudi Arabia enter the CA-. Golly flew right. This is her fictional virus. Tell us about that sickness. And how did you come to describe what this flu would be like? Why a flu even influence is unconquered. It's the great killer it every year. We lose maybe you know fifty thousand people to influence a very dangerous disease. Clever in a way in that has always mutating. And you never know what's going to show up the next year. I mean the the fluid self that comes every year is sort of a descendant of that nineteen eighteen original Spanish flu right. That's correct Pamela. We're right now. The seasonal flu is H. One IN ONE. Which is the strain that killed between fifty and one hundred million people in nineteen eighteen? And I said as a young reporter I had done stories out of the Center for Disease Control but one of them in nineteen seventy six was a sudden outbreak of h one in one which is what public health officials had been dreading their entire careers. And it was a young man of recruit in Army Base Fort Dix in New Jersey. David Lewis suddenly after a Long March. Came back to the barracks in died. They examined the tissues discovered. It was h one n one Tremendous panic took place in. I win all over talking to people in Fort Dix and enter the members of David Lewis is family and so on the big mystery was he was the only one who died and yet you know there was this in national vaccine program and it became kind of catastrophe for Gerald Ford because people got sick from the vaccine. It was just a total mess but hanging over this was peculiar FAC fifty. Two hundred million people died you know a century ago and then only one and then in two thousand nine to the H. One in one came back as a pandemic and it was more like seasonal flu in his still with us but the the question I had was what would happen if something like the nineteen eighteen flu brand new novel virus came into our culture. How would we handle? It will be better prepared than our ancestors were in one thousand nine hundred eighteen and so the the flu that I create Congolese is really modeled on that. Old Virus one that came out in nineteen eighteen. It was also a hemorrhagic fever. You know there was no resistance to it in the population. I actually created a template that is based on the progress of the flu in Nineteen Eighteen. So in the novel the fluid advances across the globe. It pretty much mirrors. What was going on in nineteen eighteen?
Political historian-commentator Richard Reeves dies at 83
"Author political commentator and historian Richard Reeves has died reeves released his first book on then president. Gerald Ford in nineteen seventy five. Four years later he began a weekly column reefs on. Jeffrey confirmed his father's death. Telling the Associated Press's Dad died in Los Angeles and had been in failing. Health Reeves was a frequent commentator on pbs and even appeared on the tonight show with Johnny Carson other books included President Kennedy Profile of power and President Nixon alone in the White House. Richard Reid was eighty three years old.
Political historian-commentator Richard Reeves dies at 83
"Political commentator and historian Richard Reeves has died reeves released his first book on then president. Gerald Ford in nineteen seventy five and four years later began a weekly syndicated column Reeve Son. Geoffrey confirmed his father's death telling the Associated Press. His Dad died in Los Angeles and had been in failing. Health Reeves was a frequent commentator on PBS and even appeared on tonight show with Johnny Carson. His other books included President Kennedy Profile of power and President Nixon alone in the White
Natural foods chain Lucky's Market declares bankruptcy
"O'clock before there was whole foods or sprouts the big players in the organic natural food market there was this store in Marietta the doors are closing though that life grocery can't imagine life without life Ronnie Hudson general managers been with the store since the mid nineties life groceries been around since Gerald Ford was president natural organic raw foods in one place we were the template now everyone is jumping on board life ending its run due to competition combined with rising cost of distribution issues when I stop by loyal customers making their last purchases this is very heartbreaking and exchanging hugs
"gerald ford" Discussed on Omnibus! With Ken Jennings and John Roderick
"Clinic. She had shed a lot of sexual frustration. My feeling about being the president is it requires you to be smarter than the average bear and so even George W Bush Gerald Ford these presidents that were Kinda famously doll little clownish <hes> still had a dinner they'd be finish quicken a delight. They had to be pretty smart to handle just the basic <hes> duties of the president now our current breath yet. He's still finding the future. Is maybe making that harder case but you know I do feel like our current. President has Ah who would think that onions would be the source of this financial catastrophe. He was like what you should outlaw is the behavior not the behavior because what stops these guys from just doing it with Broccoli the following year well good point but Gerald Ford introduces the Onion Futures Act and right at the last minute some some representatives of the motion picture industry walk into Gerald Ford's office and say we would also like it to include outlawing futures trading on movies on movie sales so wait. There was a sense that you could bet against a movie or for a movie while it was in production. Would you still can do in Vegas. You can go and say I think adventures three is. GonNa be a clunker yeah. There's like what was the fantasy football equivalent of this tour people draft summer movies and they around they perform their portfolio performance according to the movies box office but although you can buy a bundled subprime mortgages you cannot bet on them on the stock doc market against Hollywood movies because the onion futures act became the onion futures and Motion Pictures Act Tampa Tampa. This was just this was just a last minute. Sort of this happens all the time in politics right where you walk in and say but we'd like to also include a clause that makes it illegal to be a cheerleader leader. Whatever little last-minute onion trading so <hes> so today you could still you could bet on the studio ride you you. Could you could short a studio movies. GonNa fail illegal for to create a product that just by buying stock right you know you could you could short it for sure but it's still illegal to create some spiderman portfolio right because you cannot you cannot buy or sell movie tickets as a commodity. I was never tempted to do that anyway. On court to be quite honest <hes> so this this outlawing of onion futures trading devastated the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and in nineteen th so this happened in nineteen eighty fifty eight to delete these onion bag or do they did it. Okay it did all they had left was eggs and Turkeys and potatoes and that did just it just didn't generate the money that onion bags..
"gerald ford" Discussed on 760 KFMB Radio
"Red eye radio he is our twenty nine Gerry McNamara retired justice John Paul Stevens died yesterday at age ninety nine was a Republican was nominated to the Supreme Court by Gerald Ford and ended up being the leader of the liberal side of the court for thirty five years yeah specially on the second amendment you know thinking and believing that it should be repealed it's we at at that level you just wonder about again the mind set of of anyone who is a justice who knows the law and knows the constitution but wants to ignore it and he did especially when it came to the second ma'am Elena Kagan replaced and he often said that he didn't regret his decision to retire because Elena Kagan was in there and get as you and I we went one of things we always brought up on a cake and was was being confirm was the the fact of when she was asked a question about whether the government can tell you what to eat and whether that would be and she said well things are stupid could still be constitutional or tell you what to buy what kind of right to buy right right and she never answer the question and she was never pushed on it and we just shook her head saying who things like that right well again I mean that's the same in it in that same line of thinking is also someone who believes that you as an individual don't have a right to protect your home and to break protect your family and and and yourself I which which frankly boggles the mind at that level especially cast what was said one.
"gerald ford" Discussed on AP News
"Democrats women of color should go back to their home countries the debate before the vote on the resolution was contentious with Republicans demanding this statement from house speaker Nancy Pelosi be stricken from the record is comments from the White House are disgraceful and disgusting and the comments are racist only for Republicans joined with the Democrats in favor of the resolution retired Supreme Court justice John Paul Stevens who served on the court for nearly thirty five years is dead he was ninety nine Stevens influence was felt on issues including abortion rights protecting consumers and placing limits on the death penalty he was nominated to the court by president Gerald Ford on the server on the Supreme Court it was seen as an independent thinker and a voice for ordinary people he retired in June twenty ten after at the age of ninety the second oldest justice in the court's history baton Rouge Louisiana police have arrested a man in the killing of Sadie Roberts Joseph a community leader who founded the city's African American history museum her daughter Angela Roberts I know there's frustration in this body having a person who would commit such a heinous crime to not just say Robert Joseph but to anyone in this community in the seventy five year old woman who would do such a thing police say the suspect Ryan Jermaine bell was a tentative rental property owned by robbers Joseph in was behind on about twelve hundred dollars rent her body was found last Friday in the trunk of her car the coroner's office says that she had been suffocated this is a P. radio news a federal grand jury in Los Angeles indicts twenty two people either MS thirteen gang members or associates on racketeering and murder charges in the deaths of seven people over the past two years US attorney Nick cannon says the defendants are just part of an extremely violent gang by this action we've taken off the streets nearly two dozen people associated with the most violent arm of MS thirteen in Los Angeles where the gang is believed to have killed approximately twenty four people over the past two years canon says in one case a rival gang member was abducted taken to a federal force and hacked to death for defacing some MS thirteen graffiti Planned Parenthood other federally funded family planning clinics are defying the trump administration's regulation blocking them from referring women for abortions the department of health and Human Services says it's committed to working with the clinic so they can comply with the new rules I'm to acquire a P. radio news more news right after this.
"gerald ford" Discussed on Mason & Ireland
"Three three three j the holidays is for every two more. Okay. This is not for everybody. But you guys are going to be in it till the end because you're all tied now. All right. The holiday started to be celebrated in the US after president Roosevelt created a policy in nineteen thirty three to improve relations with Latin American countries. The name of this policy was called a the good neighbor policy be the helping hand policy or see the Latin outreach policy AB or CJ. What was it called? Let's go with a a mate j the good neighbor, Paul. All right, Greg. Yeah. Good neighbor. All three of you are correct. And it sets up and all tied final question means Mason goes I because we keep the order. All right, Cinco de Maya wasn't recognized as a holiday in the United s-. States until long after it was in Mexico. The US president who made may fifth in a fischel holiday was a Gerald Ford. Be Ronald Reagan, see, George W Bush Mace Ford Reagan or Bush AB or see for all of it. What your guests for all of it? President Ronald Wilson ring. Are you going to be Greg Gerald Ford jive? Jay, it's gotta be Ford going forward, j you had it was right there for you all missed it. It was George W O day left it out there for you to take. And you didn't take. Yeah. Or July shakes by wove. What's interesting is most most businesses don't recognize may fifth is a holiday anyway. No. But Jerry, George W Bush made it in American holiday as as a Mexican. I am now as a Mexican American though, how to how to Mexican-Americans Mexicans view Cinco denial. It's just a holiday here. It's nothing. Nothing's happening in Mexico at all it's just an excuse to get drunk. And so how. As the next day. Excuse to get drunk days may fifth that Sunday. Oh, I won't be here. So no, it's like it's another day. Just another another day to party. Just made the fifth. All right. All right last one Josh lost track. We're gonna play some mystery voice. Okay. Okay. Five mystery voices to me against Greg. You've versus Greg. Okay. All right. And these I think are pretty strong. We're going to start with this. Your name is your buzzer. My Grandpa's name was Enrica Jag jazz. Name was is that is KiKi Hernandez. Absolutely. Correct. The name was even in that. I don't know if you notice that. Yeah. I I did you not hear me say Greg speed me. John is being Greg. Okay. Number two. My first mistake was trying to make him regal drag, Greg. Oh, no. It's. Oh, sorry. James jones. He got it in. You pulled that out of the fire was up against the clock. Do one to one one to one HERE IS NUMBER three. There's only one of us dumb enough to stand up here. And try Chris Collins worse..
"gerald ford" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM
"We have Gerald Ford. Ready? Follow Americans our long national nightmare is over. Our constitution works. Our great Republic is a government of laws and not a man here. The people rule. Our long national nightmare. Is over. Except that it's not and accept that. It wasn't and our reliance our collective national exile as a country are feeling. Oh, good. Now, everything is over because Nixon has resigned, and then Nixon had been pardoned. And therefore there is nothing else to be scared of. Let's think about what happened in nineteen seventy three nineteen seventy four and shortly thereafter. Bartley became the editorial page editor the Wall Street Journal. Ended up turning that paper a direction that ended up with him. Earning the distinction as the most influential editorial page editor of his time. Phyllis schlafly blocked. Passage of the equal rights amendment. Conservative political action committee. You might have heard of that CPAC. It has the conferences every year. It was founded. The Heritage Foundation was founded national right to life. Founded nineteen seventy four focus on the family founded nineteen seventy seven. Nineteen seventy eight was proposition thirteen and the modern antitax anti public services movement. The end of the Nixon administration was not the end of the conservative movement. The end of the Nixon administration was not a dawn of greater transparency. It was not a dawn of addressing climate change. It was not a flourishing of democracy. It was not an emboldening of the people who have been fighting for the for civil rights and for voting rights. It was not a flourishing going forward to the middle class. In fact, starting in one thousand nine hundred eighty was when the burgeoning middle class which had been growing since World War Two started to shrink. Our long national nightmare was not over. Then. Is not over. Now. It wouldn't have been over even if Bill Barr had issued a different report, even if what amounts to what Bill Safire called the cover up general it he had done something very differently. It wouldn't have been over. And it's not over now. So how do we react to that? Well, I've been saying personally that we shouldn't be putting all of our faith and existing institutions. We have to transform institutions. We have to build new institutions we have to work, a grassroots swift work at local level. We have not neglect presidential politics. A congressional politics have not neglect. What's happening.
"gerald ford" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"Sympathy for Paul Manafort. The White House tells us that he has not taken a pardon off the table. What would be your reaction, what should Congress's reaction be? If the president now pardons, Paul Manafort. Turning Paul Manafort would be. Structure of Justice. Wait a minute. Paul Manafort has been convicted on federal charges. The constitution gives the president the power to pardon people commute their sentences, pardon them for any federal crimes that they may have been may have committed may have been convicted of committed or they may have been accused of committing. Gerald ford. Pardon Richard Nixon. And he hasn't been convicted of anything. Let alone impeached. How can be obstruction of Justice. When you exercise the authority that you have. It's pretty clear. But then again, I don't expect US Senator to understand what's in the United States constitution. Not I keep I don't know why keep expecting that. But I just keep thinking that somewhere. Somehow somebody is going to recognize that. Oh, yeah. The student this the constitution says this I say students because well. We had the Civil Rights Act. We all marches back in the sixties. We had the free speech movement in Berkeley, we had all of those things. And now..
"gerald ford" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Okay. I'm gonna stop there. I'm gonna stop there. And see if there are any responses any questions. And so we'll see where we go. I certainly don't want to overstay. My welcome questions any reactions. Yes, sir in the back. Obviously Saturday Night Live a lot of friends stuff. What do you think? I'll repeat it. Go ahead. Yeah. What are they think of Saturday Night Live? I station. Yeah. Okay. That's a really hard question to answer in any way that will get general assent. So a lot of it depends on how much you dislike the presence because they Night Live which started airing during the presidency of Gerald Ford. And Gerald Ford was the first victim. Saturday Night Live and Saturday Night Live really did change the context for presidential humor. Because it was the first regularly scheduled satire spoof on presidents. And in a certain sense. It was an equal opportunity caricaturist and satirist. And so it really didn't matter what the politics of the president were they the the cast on Saturday Night Live went after who ever happened to be in the White House because their business was to get laughs and to sort of make fun of presidents, but it really did. It raised the bar for a president's ability to roll with a joke. And Gerald Ford Gerald Ford was quite unfairly lampooned, but in fact, Lampoon's are always unfair. They're great exaggeration. In Ford's case, it was an entirely mischaracterization so Chevy. Chase was the one who is part of the original cast of Saturday Night Live and he used to do the stumbled down the steps of Air Force One, and you know, pull the tablecloth off the table and do all this clumsy stuff giving out the impression that Gerald Ford. Was this stumble bum? When in fact, Ford was probably the best athletes when the most graceful individuals to occupy the White House and Ford could have tried to dispute this characterization of him. But he was shrewd enough to realize it would have been a waste of time. So he basically grinned, and bore it. But there was one particular occasion. I don't remember exactly the context where he had A a. chance to make a little bit of a comeback. Now, again, this is this falls in the category of you might need this punchline explained, but I'm going to go with it. Anyway, so Chevy Chase has been lampooning Gerald Ford's for some while and the two of them meet on some particular occasion. And and Jodi chase sort of wants to let Ford know that this is all in good fun. And so he says Gerald Ford, you're really actually a very good president and Ford without missing a beat says and you Chevy Chase are a very funny suburb. But I will tell you for for my money for my money. The best presidential Saturday night. Live connection is one that goes full circle with Dana Carvey, and George Hw Bush. So Dana Carvey became famous for his characterization of Bush and Bush's sometime sort of telegraphic style of speech, and wow Bush was president he now he would smile. Yeah. That's funny funny. So after he left the White House he no longer had to do that. But George H W Bush, I had the honour and the pleasure to encounter a few times. They used to teach a Texas A&_M at the George Bush school of public service. And so I got to meet him. He would come to my classes. And and he always struck me as one of the most decent individuals to occupy the. White House, and the most I had no idea that he had this sense of humor and this capacity for humor, but he was not long after he left the White House and about the time that his presidential library was opening and school was opening it, Texas, ain't he gave a closed door address to students at taxes closed door in the sense that the press was not allowed and one of the things that presidents often have a hard time with him, and George H W Bush really had this problem when the press was around he sort of had act presidential. And so we often came across as kind of wooden Lyndon Johnson had the same problem. And but once there he knew there were no report is in the room. There were no cameras. He could just sort of let himself go, and he did an imitation of Dana Carvey imitating himself, and I have to tell you this audience of students. He's were undergraduates and they've. They had no particular opinion of George Bush one way or the other. But they were almost literally rolling in the aisles and finally Barbara Bush had to pull out the hook and say, you know, get out of here. He's not he's not a comedian. So that's what I remember about Saturday Night, Live and presidents other questions. Reactions. Yes. Okay. So circling back to your initial talk about the president this president and George Washington, assuming it's like humor lack of humor that's the similar characteristics. So could you expound on that a little bit? Yeah. So one of the striking things to me about President Trump is his what shall I say, his lack of an observable sense of humor and not even any attempts to fake it. I would've said I would've said before President Trump was elected course, I was at a lot of things I had very different expectations about changes in the presidency. And I sort of thought they were unroll of Acapulco that these changes were permanent, and I had to change a lot of that. But every president really from about well, definitely from John Kennedy or you could say to even earlier than that had to at least fake a sense of humor. And sometimes it meant just laughing at jokes people told about you sometimes. It would be telling jokes yourself, and so president would sort of do this sort of thing. And I assumed and it just sort of seems it seems logical that if you want to get the support of people you try to do stuff that will make you likeable and make you popular and every president did and presidents very often Brock Obama, for example, often it plays into this stereotype, however, false the stereotype might be in and in one of his last speeches before the national Correspondents Club president for a long time. They would give their sort of their. Johnny Carson, Jay Leno, monologues sort of thing. And Obama at this case he showed up before and after picture of him. So here he is as president. And he's got a lot of grey hair. And here he is before he becomes president. And he says I ask those days when I was a a strapping young, Muslim socialist. But Donald Trump has definitely took a different route to the White House. And I'm not I wasn't quite so surprised at the different route to the White House because he was the ultimate of the anti establishment candidate, and he was essentially playing into people's anger people's anger at the establishment and Donald Trump. Liked to liken himself to Andrew Jackson as the anti establishment candidate and president. I think that there's less similarity between the individuals Trump and Jackson, then there is in that people who voted for them in both cases, it was a rejection of this entrenched elite and the people who voted for Andrew Jackson against John Quincy Adams. We're very much of the same mindset as the people who voted for Donald Trump against Hillary Clinton. Hillary Clinton was clearly the candidate of the establishment and Trump was the outsider. And so the idea of sort of mobilizing that dissatisfaction that anger as part of the campaign. I didn't find surprising. I was surprised that it actually worked as well. As it did. But. But then I was surprised when there was and I would say until now they're still has not been any effort to broaden the base of people who chose him and President Trump has I don't know if this is a deliberate decision, or if it's just he operates on gut instinct, he seems soon it got him to the White House. So you can't say it's not worth anything, but he seems to be content with appealing to his base and not really trying much to broaden the base. And if that's what you're going to any holds rallies, he holds political rallies. This is something no president no sitting president dead. In fact, few presidents, even before they were elected. You can't hold the kind of rallies, but the idea of holding the rallies after you've been elected is something brand new and a scene and the point of the rally seems to be to keep stoking dissatisfaction with the status quo. Ronald Reagan did it to a certain degree even after four years as. President Reagan ranch tried to run as the anti establishment candidate. It's boy you can pull it off. It's great. But it's hard to pull it off. After you've been at the center of the establishment as president. So I don't know if this is a new model, so President Trump has been able to accomplish what he's accomplished with no observable sense of humor. Now, again, I don't know if he's a funny guy until his jokes to family or other thing other people, but he seems to make at least so far make little or no effort to do it as president. Now is this something new or is this an aberration? As I get asked questions about the meaning of the Trump presidency fairly often. And my answer is to take the historians dodge and say that it's too early to tell. And as I want to say historians can really run with that a long way. So Edward given wrote six volume history of the decline and fall of Roman empire, which is published in the late seventeen hundreds and it was describing events that had happened a thousand years before and he was once asked so what's what is the lasting significance of Rome? And you know, what he said too soon to tell. But I can give you a date a precise date on which will be no longer too soon to tell and that is election day twenty twenty and the reason I say this is that president who make a lasting Mark on the American political system who are elevated into the ranks of really important presidents are exclusively those presidents who get reelected the president's for whom voters have a chance to vote on their performance presidents, get elected the first time on the promise. And promise is one thing you can be a persuasive her, but it doesn't always pay off. And maybe you don't deliver on your promises, or you change your mind or something. So I'm not gonna say that anybody can get elected on the promise, but you can get elected on promises and not follow through you get elected on the performance and any president who puts himself, and they're all hymns until now puts himself up for re-election, basically is asking for well in a British context of this would be a vote of confidence and voters reelect. You buy however, small and Arjun even if the second go round in two thousand twenty should be with the minority of the popular vote. We've got this set of rules, and if under those rules, you win the net says the American people liked what you did. Now, does it mean they like what you did an absolute sense in. An ideal world. No, they only like you better than the person you're running against, but that's the standard in every election. Nobody gets to run sort of against nothing you run and get somebody else in often votes are negative votes. We don't like the other scoundrel worse than this idiot. So, but but nonetheless, if Donald Trump should get reelected and get the second term, then pretty much all of the changes that he is. He a now has he's announced and changes to American foreign policy changes to American domestic policy. Those will have received the ratification of voters..
"gerald ford" Discussed on The Art of Manliness
"He challenged Gerald Ford. Right. When Gerald Ford ran that was in seventy six he ran against Gerald Ford. Absolutely. Unheard of to. Challenging incumbent in your own party. Reagan all those won the nomination. It was only at the last minute that that he didn't and Ford really never forgave him for that. And so when Ford when Ford heard that he was running again, he tried to offer him a Basseterre ship somewhere to get Reagan out of the way or a cabinet post that would've, you know, put him in a corner somewhere. But Reagan was too savage to fall for that. And you mentioned okay, going back that debate on we're gonna jump around with George Bush that was that famous debate where like Reagan's campaign paid for it. And that's where he's hits that famous line. Like, I paid for this Mike microphone and for some reason dropped down the house at. Yeah. It was it was very famous bay. It occurred for the end of the new Amtra primary when he George Bush for running neck and neck he was tumultuous night. And in the book, I really dramatize it 'cause it was full drama which tried to keep. The other candidates who running dole. Howard Baker Phil crane in John Anderson off the debate stage in Reagan one of them on the debate stage and in the band room at the school where they were holding the debate. I mean, they were all screaming at each other. It was incredible Bush was on the stage waiting for Reagan. And Reagan brought up the other people. The other candidates on stage and bushes. People would not let them speak Bush wouldn't even look at Ronald Reagan. He would will get him in the eye. And so once the other candidates west, and it was just Bush and Reagan on this day, but fell apart and and Reagan kind of never forgave him for that. When it came time to choose vice president later on George Bush was the obvious choice Reagan's mind flashback that night New Hampshire thought, I don't want a guy who falls apart as. Vice president, but they struck a deal after that. Of course, you not that turned out. No turns out so he becomes president. What was his leadership style? Like as president was similar to what he did as governor of California sort of delegate a very hands off. Yeah. Absolutely. You know, Reagan Reagan was not the smartest man in the room. And he knew it, you know, he his ego wasn't so big that he he couldn't hire experts at rely on the revised which is what he did. He had a fantastic chief of staff in Jim Baker. He had Emmys the blasting him on us politics. Mike Deaver Oval Office who ended up at all of his personal things, and he deferred to these people especially to his national security people. He listened to them. He sifted through information. He chose the best people and often he changed his mind on based on what they had told. And. Annan Reagan again in I can't emphasize this too strongly was willing to reach across the aisle to make compromises to bring the Democrats in the his phone and to get things accomplished. And he did there was no infighting. You know, they disagreed on policy. Reagan Democrats, but there is no fighting or hurling insults or disparaging someone's character. Or I mean, there was just none of that..
"gerald ford" Discussed on My Favorite Murder with Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark
"That would work for me. So. Love. It. Can't see the shoes. I was looking at that. And it's like a robe if if that ended at the knee, it would look like little red riding hood, it would be so cute. But it goes all the way to the ground, and that's Satan. That's Satan's work. Yeah. That's it seems robe. Okay. They decide they're going to change their names to the nicknames Manson used to call them. So squeaky changes, her nickname from her horrible nickname to read because the clever rate he called a red because of her hair and her love of the redwoods. Hippies and. No, no, Sarah. He called blue because of her eyes and the ocean. He's not very clever. I mean, look. Say what you want about Charles Marie Manson, but he has. Words, he's e. He's like a little nut. So poet. Okay. Now, just moving on for some fun. That's her robe in color. See how from like shoulders up. It's like that's kind of cute is. She is sexy fairytale girl. No, no. She's crazy. Let's see here. Okay. So in nineteen seventy-five Wiki read from reaches out to a Jimmy Page's. The VP of his record label and says I have foreseen something over Jimmy page, and I must speak with him that works, right? This is seventies. When you just call record labels and just be like, I need to speak to Jimmy page. Please. The vice president of the record labels a guy named Danny Goldberg. And he was like, no, I think she actually went there. I can't figure it out. But basically he said she said that she had foreseen vision where bad energy is going to get Jimmy page. And so she needed to talk to him and so- Danny Goldberg from the record label was like maybe you can talk to him tomorrow, but you should probably leave. And then she was like tomorrow it'll be too late. And so he says leave a note. Thanks so much for dropping by. And then the second she leaves? He burned the note. That's she was. Yes, cool. That's just a little I would just giving a little color kind of crazy shit. Squeaky was up to. So now, we get to the task at hand when she's twenty six years old. She learned president Gerald Ford. He's just asked congress remember him. He no. I remember in like second grade, they made us write letters to him. And I didn't know what to say. So I said I wish you were my uncle. Uncle face. He's he's very take a quarter out of your ear song killer. The man is killer Vike Lear uncle of killer. Yes of Funchal or we didn't work shopping. It. President Gerald Ford decided in nineteen around this seventy three seventy four seventy five. That he wants to start relaxing some of the provisions on that old bothersome sixty three Clean Air Act. Yeah. So you might remember that squeaky loves the, redwoods and nature general and she's livid and. She's very concerned about the environment. And so she's watching the news and her piece street apartment, and she sees that the president's going to be in Sacramento to speak at this Akron convention center for a bunch of wealthy, California. Business leaders. Yes, what a great place. All the good stuff happens walls and the door rounded at the tone. Total guests. I've never been there. So he's staying at the Senator hotel on L street, and it's like a fifteen minute walk from squeaky, Peachtree street apartment. Perfect. So she decides she's going to bring attention to the trees. This is what she later said by putting fear into the government. But killing it simple president Gerald Ford. What a fucking psycho. It's not a good plan. It's straight up crates crazed. Also trees are great. Yes, for sure. Absolutely. People are good too. Yeah. I bet you anything if trees could talk. They would be like wore not down with killing people. I think they would. I don't. Yes, I think they're like old hippies. Totally and they're like pay me who've been. Absolutely. To wrap this up. Okay. So okay. So the morning of September fifth squeaky throws on her old red robe, and she grabs a forty five caliber Colt, m one nine one one or nineteen eleven I don't know. Semi automatic revolver. She straps that motherfucker to her left leg underneath the red. Like a psychotic little red riding hood. And she heads on down to the capital grant. I'm sure the FBI security people are like that one. Just keep your eye honor. We don't know she could have muffins..
"gerald ford" Discussed on Conspiracy Theories
"Well there is one elected official who would disagree with that michigan congressman and future president gerald ford called for a congressional investigation into what occurred and washed knockout he asked for those involved to be subpoenaed and be made to testify in front of congress about the validity of the swamp gas explanation ford made such a stink about the incident that a committee was formed to evaluate whether project blue book was overall affective said committee concluded that blue book had overstayed its welcome on the payroll and the organization was ultimately disbanded that would seem to be the end of project blue book but as far as we know majestic twelve could still be in operation today and alongside them the men in black with majestic twelve as their handlers they continue to suppress those who see alien activity in the night sky except there's one problem i see with this theory the first reported sighting of the men in black occurred in late june nineteen forty seven and majestic twelve wasn't formed until that fall it's possible that the men in black were formed initially to deal with doll and a few other loose cannons but once their effectiveness became apparent they were absorbed by majestic twelve as their top secret hit maybe it's still seems far fetched that any of this existed the only piece of proof is elite memo from president truman authorizing the creation of majestic twelve but that memo has faced criticism since it was first released and called a hoax truly the only counterpoint i can make is that the government can conceal almost anything they want madge twelve included but that's not enough for me to further debunk this in nineteen ninety four and air.
"gerald ford" Discussed on Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson
"Also the love beer we love beer and we'll love music and yet my biggest hobbies music i go to shows all listen all the time but one of my biggest passions and my phone checked which i thought about 'cause he told me you were going to ask me this yet i have to do you want your all your everyone i have shook two presidents hand two separate presidents hands not the same two hands i think i didn't know that but remind me which ones so i was in a children's choir growing up and it was the touring children's choir we we you know we did shows and stuff like reform but symphony and like blah blah and one being in colorado there's a lot of like mountain towns were like old retired presidents live and we buy go to their house and like sing it there nonprofit about or whatever so i've shook gerald ford's hand it i'm shook jimmy carter sant has awesome okay what's your second impact the sect which are what are you gonna say i was going to say i'm gonna added fun facts you guys this totally off the rails i cars and they i was like michelle that i've never talks and had our conversation recorded so we i mean he apologize for whatever is about to happen i have a fun fact about you after this so once these are my next on talk yet somewhere next unbacked is that i met my husband in spain.
"gerald ford" Discussed on The Daily
"Four pardoning mark reach a fugitive financier and the first president bush pardoned the former defense secretary caspar weinberger for his role in the irancontra affair so it's not unheard of for presidents tissue controversial pardon screen the reason these more controversial pardons tend to happen not only at the end of a presidential term but at the end of a presidential administration is sometimes there would be a real political cost to be paid for it unpopular pardon as gerald ford found out when he failed to win election after pardoning richard nixon so we learned on sunday some are caught in that game that president trump had tried to get the department of justice his department of justice to intervene in the are pile case inhabit dismissed and that the president was rebuffed by his attorney general jeff sessions does that adam change our understanding of this case or the ethics involved kind of feels like the president was going to find one way or another to keep the sheriff out of jail presidential interference with a pending growth is really unusual and really figures a disregard for the rule of law so it that the background of what happened here that way raise additional questions about the prudence and wisdom and respect of it president trump does or does not have for the usual procedures for the separation of powers and for the constitution it so.
"gerald ford" Discussed on Presidential
"David thanks so much for taking the time to talk with me beer so one of your earliest encounters with gerald ford was when you photographed him for the cover of time magazine in nineteen seventy three roy report amid forty were the minority leader m dumb despair white time magazine up to capitol hill to get a picture of ford who was on the list as possible replacements for but presents spiro to resign when i showed up very was very friendly and and i heard all you're wasting your time and i said well you have if it doesn't work out you all the vice picture pre or wall i posed by window so i refer to those remm brad lighting and later that night nixon out he was going to be pits choice and that photograph ended up on the cover of time it was his first time cover and my first slam cover but you know one of the things that i've thought about and since them was he at that moment didn't know he was going to be picked of the he tells the story about the getting the phone call from um nixon and it was on a of wind that is healthy didn't never liked a separate line and so asked nixon to call back so betty could hear it in if you think about what people go through these days in uh the vetting process just to the nth degree there was no vetting i mean it's pretty extraordinarily if you think about it and it was that soon assessing town sparked a beginning.
"gerald ford" Discussed on Presidential
"Mr chief justice my dear friends by fellow americans the old that i have taken his the same old that was taken by george washington and by every president under the constitution but i assume the presidency under extraordinary circumstances never before experienced by americans this is an hour of history at troubles our minds and hurts our hearts therefore i feel it is my first duty to make an unprecedented compact with my countryman nodded in august world address not a fireside chat not a campaign speech just a little straight talk among friends and i intended to be the first of many i am acutely aware that you have not elected me as your president by your balance so i ask you to confirm me as your president with your prayers and i desire remarks gerald ford div on august ninth nineteen seventy four following his swearing in my follow americans are long national nightmare his over our constitution.
"gerald ford" Discussed on Presidential
"So steve it's it's an honor to have you on this podcast burnt yea well thank you m tell me about your dad childhood may be starting with the fact that he wasn't actually born with the name gerald ford yeah i think y'all were the key thing that the grow him in who who who got to the public service area in your eye he will be born with a different name who came in his mother had married a man who's abusive who literally beat her on her you know honeymoon and dad was born shortly after that none and months later and so he came up at a physically abusive situation with a father but thank god he had a a wonderful strong mother his mother dorothy uh one night her husband came at her with a butcher knife mad and dad was just the baby and she fled in the middle nine and left omaha nebraska online across the bridge across the river to counter tops iowa and she hit out for two or three days with bad it was just a young child issue for her father to come down on the train brunell annoyed to pick her up and take her back home she filed for divorce and you think about how how strong a woman she must been because back in nineteen point you make it fifty one women didn't leave marriages and here was a woman that was willing to take the shame mo a single mother with a child back then you've actually moved to grand rapids michigan met a wonderful man and his name with gerald ford senior and he took my dad winning mary dorothy and and that that was a man that that invested in dad's wife that was a man that.