18 Episode results for "Harris Harris"
Chompions Week Morning Favorite Places (12-25-2019)
"Good morning welcome aboard choppers your morning at nine tooth brushing show. This is your captain speaking in the morning with clear skies so we're expecting tooth brushing today's an on time arrival in at least two minutes. We do hope you enjoy. Enjoy your trip. So if that toothbrush in the mouth rushing on the top of your mouth on one side don't brush to heart three. You guys send us your favorite favorite places to visit and we turn them into riddles. So here's your first riddle home of the Golden Gate Bridge a US city city with hilly streets famous for its sour dough bread. You'd love to eat. What place talking about? Whoa San Francisco San Francisco? California switcher rushing to the other side of the top up of your mouth and brush your molars back. San Francisco is a US city in the state of California so of its main attractions are the the big orange. Golden Gate Bridge an old jail on an island. It's called atrocities. San Francisco is drew's favourite place. Andrew drew loves. At and T.. Park a baseball stadium or the city's major league baseball team place. The team is called the San Francisco. Giants Switzer rushing to the bottom of your mouth and keep brushing. Here's your next riddle. A fun filled amusement park with lots of food and rides people say it's a magical place with Mickey Mouse as your guy. What am I talking about? Disney Land Disneyland and Disneyworld are amusement parks. It's all over the world created by The Walt Disney Company. Emory really likes Disneyland. Because it has lots of rides and their favorite characters lived there and Switzer rushing to the other side of the bottom of your mouth but don't brush too hard. Here's one last riddle before ego. I'm the capital city of France. Some call me the city of lights. Here you'll see the Eiffel Tower lighting up the night. What am I talking about? Harris Harris is a city in France known for its Delicious Food Fun in fashion and beautiful buildings like the Eiffel Tower. Maher C. TO SASHA for sending in Paris France in the entire Krell. We WanNa thank all the champions. They send their favorite places to dip it. You do brush with the kids. Do chompers production of Gimblett media.
Ep 110. Very Fast Girl
"Tracy no l. u. o. On yon say trashed draw. How wow and welcome to ninety day. Fiance's trash talk. I am your spirit. Guide comedian tracy. Nazo joined by my co spirit. Guide noel winches herzog. Thank you hello. Hello. we're taking you on a journey today. This is one hundred and ten of ninety day. Fiance's trash talk. And i just wanted to thank everyone that listens because we really like you and without you guys we would be nothing. I don't think we tell you that enough now. We don't tell you that enough but we love you like all the way all the way. Thank you so much for being here with us today and what you can do for the podcast is just tell one person about it. That's what we want you to do. We want you to tell that one person that you watch ninety day fiance's with just about the podcast houses. Listen because right now. We have rep to seven million listeners. You do that. We'll have a fourteen million listeners. Can you believe it. Fourteen million tracy. That's amazing that's a lot of listeners. Also guys More of us remember. We have another podcast called teen. Mom trash talk and then we have even more podcasts and those are on our patriot at patriotair dot com slash. Trash talk podcast. We have unexpected trash talk. We have some bonus content for ninety day fiance. we have a podcast called blitz. Where noel i just give you. What's on our minds. we just. It's so informative it really is. It will change your absolute your entire on life and while we're at has some great news. Tommy i'd like to share with the group that we will be on stereo again this wednesday night at seven pm eastern standard time. That's the stereo app. It's amazing and we're going to be doing the trash talk after show and you guys can be involved because you're going to be asking questions live on the stereo app anything that we forgot to talk about on the podcast. Anything that you guys want to know and he questions any comments were going to be listening to them all answering everything and having just the best time of our lives on the stereo app and the link will be in the show notes to download the stereo app. I mean i love show notes number one number two i. I love stereo every week. I'm like is it wednesday. Yeah i'm ready to talk to tracy. I know someone to me said today there were like oh i need to cut your show tonight and i was like what what did i get. I was like ones they already. Is it nudie. I know. I remember back kid the bad child. That's the only thing that you remember high So join stereo. Join us on petri on and this season eight episode twelve of regular straight up. Ninety day fiance's it's about time i. I can't deal with the bears all this the other way this that i just need regular. Yeah okay can i tell you the truth. Yeah i feel like i would be more invested if they showed us like you know how sixteen and pregnant. It's the same girl and it's her journey from start to finish. Yes i want that like. Every episode of different couple gernon started to finish and then at the end like an update. I wish i really wish that because this is like dragging it out like nothing all right. So let's talk about holding. As i wrote his name down. I'm like lovie lovie. Just read it with a now. So i just remember to pronounce it correctly as lovie. So she's still mad that he left her alone at the party and she wants him to stop drinking and he's like you act like i drink a lot. She's like every day he's not being nice like at all he's just beat jovis being jove i know but the thing is okay. So this scene where they're at his parents house. Her face is very swollen and it makes me feel like she's very pregnant like it was like they. They're shooting as choppy interesting. Maybe yeah we don't know how yeah we don't know how far along she is so she did say that he drinks every day and he said that he will and this is a quote. Try to be more caring but what does that mean. He's just going to try and just see what happens but he can't promise anything. I can't promise. I'll care about you more. But i'll try to try not to cheat on my husband. I tell you. I'll try to make dinner every night but you know i'll try not try to the ukraine. I'll try not to poison you. I don't know i'm gonna try my hardest but you know whatever happens happens such as life. We'll see what happens. So now it's the morning there with his family and We find out that the apple It's right there next to the tree because they ask his father how he had if he had a good time at the party and turns out. I know that you guys are shocked. He blacked out. But it's like just do better do better. Why do you have the blackout at every occasion. He's like guys you know that. This is a saturday sunday. Monday tuesday wednesday thursday kind of thing that i liked fridays off so He's like did you remember that you know she's pregnant and gwen is pumped yes. She's very excited. And jovis like yeah. I don't know. I mean he's kind of like i want to let you guys know like this was an accident baby right like he can't even be like yeah. I'm excited for the baby. He's just like but it's weird because he was prepared for a whole baby before right so maybe honestly though guys are weird and they don't speak their mind maybe he's afraid to get his hopes up. I mean it could be okay so she wants a small wedding just the two of them she just wants to go to vegas. And she's like listen. His mom got her big engagement party. His dad got to blackout right. Why do we have to like i told you. I don't wanna like have a real wedding. We're just going to go to vegas just me and him. I think that's fair. I think it's fair to and. I think that gwen needs to back off. I sure so. And then his father's do you really want to marry this girl. I mean he didn't say that but he did he. He implied it also his father. Neither one he's hard to look at. I'm over it. Oh dear okay so. They have to get married in two weeks right. 'cause there's only thirty nine days left of her visa but he's going to be going away again so now they're like he just got back. I mean i think the best thing that could happen ever happens. The is that he's gone for extended periods of time. Seriously she gets a vacation is a vacation from your vacation from vacation from your hauling big daddy. Yeah just start off life in on the ring foot. So they're out in new orleans and you know there's mardi gras masks and she's asking about what it is and he's got. I don't know it's like drink like hurricane and then you black out and you go to church. She's like okay. It just seems like maybe there was a meaning behind right. He's like no no meaning. You just get drunk. And she's like why do they wear masks. And he's like it's just a hide your hangover and also like if you assault a woman on the street like you. Just want to kind of be in disguise right. You're incognito that's what it is. Yeah because also. You're going to be showing your boobs on camera so you want to just like hide your face so that no one from church recognizes you because everyone goes to church immediately after the party. I like that she tells him like. I'm ready to wear this mask. And she's like listen. I don't wanna live here but actually you fit in here perfectly. So she's calling him trash. Which was hilarious. She's so good at like these little to him. Yeah she's good right back in it so now she wants to move but they have nine to ten months on the lease left and that's a bad timeframe. No neither do why. Because it's like you don't wanna move when you're pregnant right. I think that also when you have a little baby they just sleep in your room right. Exactly they don't need their own room right now no so. I think that it's good. If you have the bbc how it is and then figure out where you wanna live. Sure i agree. So she's like. I don't know i mean maybe i'll be in the ukraine. We'll see where we're going to move and he's like why you keep saying that you want to be in america and she's like i don't i've never seen it. She's like. I love the ukraine i would. I had a very good life there. She's like i had friends and family. That loves me and we're nice to me and we're in hammered all day long and he just doesn't pay attention but he's going to be trying harder. Okay well he's gonna see if he can care more he's gonna try to care more he definitely is and let me tell you something different lifestyles really can wreak havoc on your skin. Until apostrophe because apostrophe makes it easy to see a board certified dermatologist online. And you'll get treated immediately and your medications delivered to your home. So what you do. 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Yeah i'm probably just going to make him marry me right like i'm just going to make him I was going to have him. Do it for fifteen watches. He said that. I'll homa snakeskin watches. Okay so there's an island balloon. She she can happen because she is drunk so now she's just dabs it now. He's not there no. She's a stabbing it for herself And then we zoom out to see her mental illness ponytails okay. There's something all the way wrong with her right. Like this is just me okay. She looks like something bad happened to like almost like. I don't know if this is ever happened to you. Okay although The weather in your. Ken get very frosty. Yes we do have some severe summers. Yeah he's ever left a barbie doll. But like an off brand barbie doll like a far. Be doll yeah. Like the ninety nine cent store barbie dolls. If you've ever left that in the back seat of your parents car on a very very hot day and it almost melted. You come back to something. That looks very very remnant of stephanie. It's funny because i'm pig like your legs to you. it's almost like when you blur your eyes. You're like i guess that's my barbie doll right like unfocused. Your is right and then you look at engineer like oh something who left it in the backseat as the scene. Geez about missing her cats. I miss my cat more than him. So our miss him. At all. I just left. He just left yet also like he doesn't like you and you know that. So now we see. Harris harris looks just like his on to me. Oh i didn't even realize you're right. He's very oil-slicked. So he's she's she's gonna see harris than she needs him to stay a few days so she could be comforted so she goes outside to meet him. She takes her lipstick. I she has very interesting. Purses on the truck i feel like again. This is a replica of something. That's very expensive. She is losing. This is not the correct audience for these bags. It's really not something being lost here. And i think she's wasting a lot of money. I think that Not only the viewers myself included. Yes also Harris and everyone at the resort would be more impressed with just a really nice like loose. Tote yeah i mean. I would be impressed with like normal hair right. Non melted skipper doll. Yes i'm throwing out there and she's looks at him and this is another quote. Thank god you're here. He took planes trains and automobile. Okay so we find out that he is a farm worker. And i met her offered her a coconut. Which listen you could win me over that well. Okay to be totally honest with you If you were a farmworker that had access to coconuts. And i was nearby. Yeah and you wanted to watch you take the coconut. You would open it for me and you would offer it to me. You would wou me that way. That would be the proposal. Yes i'll take it but also what is like. Did she meet him first. Okay that's what confuses me it. She almost made it like she was with ryan and then she randomly met harris. I don't know right. Yeah like is this. His family's island were only his cousins. Are that's what i mean like. How would she happened across him. he's so far away. Like i don't understand that. Here's another quote. Oh here we go. There's such a good friend Your says your good friend. That i wanted to lay a pipe on me so now. Four hours on a bus Two hours on a boat. Is this paul getting to korean brazil. That's exactly what i'm thinking. I'm thinking why does he have a mesh over. his piche. is their poop water on the boat. You know rose no lanes. Trains and automobiles is exactly what happened. I thought like to be totally honest. You know how like you picture something in your head. Yeah okay. So when i heard about this whole situation i was like oh they all like him and his family probably all live like five minutes from this resort And they all like you know he talks to work. It makes sense because the last episode when she when he was like. Oh come see you tomorrow. I was thinking like why. Can't he just go there now. Right and it now it makes sense. Yeah yeah because he had a he had voyage he had a drive and fly and swim. Swam fifty meters. But so is this not the resort that her friend owns. That ryan works out right but i thought it was. Did she fly and boat him there too. yes yes. i'm so confused. I was calling uber to leave. That's i need more back story. Is this an island on. I don't know what is happening right now. Because if he had to take a boat that means he's not on the same piece of land right she's in belize right. Yeah i don't. I don't believe island d. I don't even know it seems it. Yeah it was like. There's long island's i guess. Yeah so she She meets up at harrison tells him that it's over with brian and he's like listen. I told you from the beginning. The mayan is terrible. listen he is ready to swoop all the way in. But i think he's smarter than ryan. He's not as young martyr. Yeah he's not as young like what's the word like explosive almost like orange. he'll take her or even keeled. Yeah he'll take her drama to get to america unlike right but hell also woo her. Oh he's gonna woo her all the way home. She's talking to him with her eyes closed all the way and she says here's another quote ready I appreciate you right harris. Wait for you to do this. I do this. I just like to call them right harris because like the first time i saw him He gave me a coconut. And when i was home in michigan i usually eat coconuts on rye bread so by harris. Yeah and i was like time. I'm gonna put harris on some rye bread instead of a coconut. So that's why i said ri- harris so now they get into her villa and being hard yes. She's filled out She's taking him. She's like. I'm gonna take you upstairs. I'm gonna give you a bath I'm gonna wash u up before we go for dinner and drinks. Did it wendy williams through this method man like this just came out. I was reading about this sober anthem. What did she do she She's she. I guess she's coming out with like a book or something but she says that she had a one night stand with method man after like sought they were at like a club or something. Earn him snuck out together. She took him home and she gave him a bath and then they played the sax hall. Larry us but also wendy good call on the bath seriously. Always good call. Good call on the mound. Stephanie does not seem well Berry now seems like she really needs someone to talk to and she chose harris to talk to. And i gotta tell you. That is not who i would've called. If i was in belize having a crisis i would have used better help online counseling and spoke to my counselor because i have video chat with her. I could have texted. Or i could have had a phone call with her and this would have helped me so much. I mean because harris could've done it on a plane harris could have done it on a boat. 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That's the biggest lasagna. I've ever seen. I can't believe it's hugh. How many layers are there seven to fourteen. This is what i mean. It's not only that they go through half of it within four minutes. no all. They eat enough lasagna. Take me and so this is four people right. This is a family for adults bright. It would take me in three other adults weeks. Finish that lasagna. That's what i made me smaller one for my birthday. It took me a couple of days. The polish dot off a couple of days. But maybe they're feeding it to all of the dogs in cages. Maybe listen but seriously now betty yes. She appreciates regatta. Correction did correct really and royer actually pointed that out to us. I like ira royer. She used the boil noodles which is listen. it's a classic right but but then he step your game up. You don't have to use boil noodles anymore barilla's. No boil are the best. I haven't had boiled noodle lasagna literally since my grandmother kindergarten yes many moons ago and then she discovered no boil seriously. They're putting raw tomato slices in the lasagna. Yeah that's where my heart went. Gold i don't know if i hated. Here's the thing. I wouldn't mind it but i think that there is not. Yes you're gonna say okay. The only thing i can think of is when you're cutting that lasagna part of it is slipping right off because of the slimy tomato. Sure like even when you have a sandwich sometimes you get tomato and your Noel should invent and by they. I mean we are. Her comes. Another invention brighty edible glue for tomatoes and lettuce on santa. And i'm not talking about mayonnaise. I'm not talking about something to bring it all together. I'm talking about straight up. Glue so edible elmer's glue for san we lows tomato glue. The thing is guys. Like i'm looking at her and she's all the way serious serious. You're deadpan right now. Dead serious. I think that honestly. I'm gluten free and there's so many gluten-free flowers that turn to gel. That's show that i think that i could probably make an edible tomato glued tonight. I bet you could. Yeah i could use some like was guar guar. Yeah like guar guar or maybe mixed with silly and hosk is it is now. I think it's a guard are. Yeah yeah guar. Guar is a wears a band. Guar gum there's arkham yeah whereas really cool band. Oh i don't know about this. You don't know about an war now okay. Can i tell you real quick. Yeah i'm here gore. Is this crazy metal band right. They dress up in these insane monster costumes and you go to their shows and they throw fake blood on everyone. If you go to our show you are covered from head to toe in blood. Okay i would go to that. That's it's very fun. I used dabble in some gore. I worked a little bit for their label for a little while. And it's funny. 'cause i like like all music. I don't know about the score. Okay i'm gonna tell you why you do know about this. Tell me. are you familiar with the movie empire records. I'm very familiar okay. Do you remember when martigues watching a music video. And you're like more. Wouldn't you join the. Yes that's yeah yeah. And then in the band Yes dot score classic classic band. Oh got you okay. What a good movie seeking a classic hot. It's so good. If you guys live classic movies you guys could check out. The recapping gown podcast. I was on For the clueless episode no well was on for can't hardly So check that out. Also they have to go for their wedding license. Yeah okay so marriage license. Their marriage license. I guess they have to go because they think because cova. They can't have the wedding which is basically everyone's dilemma episode. Exactly so they said that everything will be okay. In thirty days betty. And ron say l. o. l. l. o. Buddy and ron. This is tracy from the future right. Everything is not okay. It is three hundred fifty days later. Yup and five hundred million billion people are dead. Yeah you have severely underestimated betty. And ron just saying so. Now they're going to go wedding dress shopping and brandon and her just going to go but betty wants to come to and Yeah okay. I don't like julie and i don't like brandon like now. They're just staring. They're assholes they are. He's being like straight up mean now and it's like you live in her house and she's trying to be nice you she's like i don't have a daughter and i want to do this with new life. You know the tradition is that you don't go your husband because you don't want them to see you and like maybe i'll go to a different store so i don't see you there. But that's what. I mean like every episode. She's been a nasty narking and this is getting worse Snarky snarky snark. Okay so now they pull up dress shopping. He's like oh look my mom's already here and she's like oh should we go somewhere else bitch. She may also angry. She has a mask around her neck but no one else has masks on and she also doesn't have a mask on. I know so what's the point. What's happening here. So they go to someone's house and they go upstairs okay. This is what i don't understand. They go to one room so they the wedding dress room right There's twelve wedding dresses. not much variety. She gets there and she is nasty so buddy's do you know what kind of dress she would like and she goes mom. Sorry do you work here. yeah she is. What jokes unusually. Because the lady who works there comes out and goes. Do you know what kind of dress she would like. Br great timing. It was great. So now they're gonna facetime her mom right and brennan tells his mom stay neutral on everything. You can't have an opinion. And the thing is i felt back. She was like okay like she agreed to it just as she can there. I know it made me feel bad. Okay the first dress the plunging neckline with the strapless and her chest pimple. Yes the chazan pimple dress. I hate it. I hate to. I hate to the front of it. I know that you hate the illusion. Sheera i hate. You know. I hate to lose okay and we had moments with that share with my wedding dress. Okay so i wanna tell you something. So their facetime ing with her mom and he speaks like good to her. Okay so this is what he says to her. When it's time to show her julia okay she goes. He goes Mentors the what can you translate that. No no i. Can't that means something in russian. I just can't hide. How much like he hates. Everything about this so They really don't speak the language so The second dress has a lot of the appliques again. I know that we have the sheer problem in the front but the back is very beautiful. I just didn't think it was flattering on her. I don't know yeah well. No one will give opinions so it doesn't really matter and nobody says anything. He implies that he likes the other dress and she gets mad but she also gets mad that he doesn't have an opinion. Bright also brings out the yellow of her teeth. These dresses very very much movie. You absolutely. I am liking julia less because of this. Yeah me too. Speaking of speaking of crazy people speaking of people that you know i changed my opinion on very quickly. Yeah let's talk about twenty two days left to get married and this is what natalie says. This is a quote. I'm not ready to leave america yet right since she calls. Lana okay now. is this spat. Lana like number four or is this the same woman okay. I am so confused. Because i thought spotty lived right near her and married to my friend. That's what i thought too. I thought the same thing but this is lana in the ukraine. And i don't know if this is fat. Lana number one number two. Oh fat fetlock. Don't know me either. Okay good but we do know from watching the show that many many people in the ukraine names fit. Lana yeah it's show many or is she calling david's ex girlfriend. That's what i was wondering. I'm like who is donna. Is she paying per minute to talk to her. We don't know who knows we'll never know knows so now. corona has head Natalie brings up the sarah issue with set. Lana she brings up the ring issue with on. She brings the baby issue with right. Lana and this is soot launch advice. Now she this is a quote. You are a very fast girl. I think it's like what does that mean. Well i think i'm going to translate that. Okay i think what she means is like this is too much like one thing at a time. Okay well that actually makes sense. Yeah so i liked. That natalie is like you know what i'm gonna do. I'm going to block out everything that i think because i need to stay here in this country and what i'm gonna do is i'm in a race. My mind right furred wife. Yes and i'm just going to let him do whatever he wants. Because i am so grateful to be In america also one of our amazing listeners chimed in last week and let me know capi. What do you what do you avalon with the clauses capi. Oh you can never get rid of that smell. Nope that's that's in the trailer yes. So that's what makes sure is here. Yeah okay okay. So her boobs by the way are getting gigantic or every episode. They're just getting bigger yes she does have a very supple bosom. Yes at her hair to its full of very announced. The next day and mike is lumber jacking within tiniest accident. I've in my life. I don't know he's just a big guy. But this is the tiniest using my first acts like a fisher price your price. So she's sitting by the fish making sure they're covering their ears. She doesn't want to scare them and she says she wants to build. Trust aka be phony so she can get this ring. Okay okay. so she apologizes. And she's like let's start a new and he's like. Thank you so much for apologizing. But i don't think that's what she thought he was going to say. I think she thought he was gonna apologize back. And i think she thought he would be like. Okay let's get married right so she says we should move forward and bats her eyelashes at him right. But do we move forward as an we should play. Hide gets holly okay. Oh we should get married and she says my visa is expiring a few weeks i. It's expiring soon. He better shit or get off the pot like as they suck face and she really all into it. He's like you're gonna break my neck. I i don't like anyone on this show. No i like yara. that's like yara. And i like ziyad. Yeah maybe like minty. Maybe mindy menzies not terrible. Yeah speaking of mitzi. Let's talk about two rican hazel so first of all when you spell toe you get an ice cream cone and i was like wait until noel finds this out. Oh that's why i was like what are you talking about. Yeah with ari yeah. He's very excited about spelling. To-to i want an ice cream cone. That's what i'm saying. I'm like sitting at her table. Toe toe hello. I was watching this. And i'm like i could have. I could've done this. If if if i was offered things like this as a child i would have excelled in school. You are very food motivated. I am very food motivated. I am like my dog dorato. I understand that so now. They're there on the dating site in. They're also planning the wedding. You know like you know no out like when you remember when you were planning your wedding and you're also dating site looking for a third. Yeah married together. No we need so what else. How warring honestly. If you were to get a i would say girlfriend. You'll get a boyfriend now. It would be good because your husband is away so much for work right. Sure yara and hopefully should get a third but the thing is like i feel like tariq tyreek isn't even interested in a third. I think it's all hazel well. Okay she says that she okay well. First of all he Like this and he says that she is a super catfish which i refer searched her pictures. That was so funny. I love it So she said that she wants a girl notches for sex for a sister and a best friend right. so why doesn't she have a girlfriend right right but also like no matter who the girl is. She's going to be jealous when it comes to him. Okay so here's the thing. I think that hazel needs to be more honest and being like I wanna girlfriend. And i don't really like you. Yeah uh-huh thank you so much for letting me live here right. Also marry you. Thank you thank you so much I'm so glad you have a big american house because my girlfriend's moving in with me right you look at her so she said that she does not like asian women. She wants These are her requirements brown. And not tie and gotta tell you it sounds like a to mindy. Yeah of course it is and also because he loves thai women So he says that he's gonna holler at me and ask her for some advice because she knows us the best. Oh this is going to go is good. It's rag career. I know and he's like what are you want for dinner. She just shuts down. Okay so now. They're going to call mini now. Ps her name is mindy. He calls her mini right. And in the confessional. He calls her mindy. So i feel like there was a point where they corrected him or maybe mindy did. I hope so. Because like i mean at least call the girl by hurry name right. All's herman de ones and hazel smart girl. She's like colour. Let me see how you guys interact. I like it. Yeah let me see how long you haven't spoken to her. Let me see if i can actually trust you. So he calls her and he has googly eyes for her high hazel and she will not say hello back. she's like. I'm not sure she's very mad. At how tariq looks at her and she said mindy suggested she's like i think you guys are looking for something. Different gift think hazel. I'm not looking for anything different. I just hate everyone who's tie you. I mean okay. What is the point of this phone. Call lake what is it. This has to be for the show. I hope so so now mindy loves tariq. Yes all day as being really mean. And he's like are. You don't want to be friends with me. She won't answer and then she oh. Do you wanna fight me. Here's the thing corona virus america thailand. I think we're safe. I think what they mean. Help them find a third. What is that me like. Is she gonna mentor them. Like that's what don't understand. i don't understand either. And then she says why. Not me Because you don't live here. I mean let's start with that. Yes that is also. I don't like you. I hate you so you're gonna get hazel to say yes to this. No and she says hazel said the complete. Excuse to call mindy. Which was yup. It was all right. Let's talk about. Rebecca had tons of quotes tons of quotes. Are you ready. Why do i like him so much. Now i love him. I think that we should be friends with him. Yeah i want him. that's it. I want him on the podcast so he discovers the dishwasher. I love this. This is the best part of the whole show. He goes for the close but not for the chicken. I love it. I love it. That's exactly what i wrote down. He's amazing so now corona has hit. He's very word but she's gonna take him. I guess to the park on her day off air. But that's what. I mean like what's happening. What is this. So it's pouring out and she rented a cabin. What about you guys take a right to the storage space. Yeah how 'bout that. I'm convinced that there is business where there just isn't so they're going to see a wedding venue she's like isn't it amazing that This is also a wedding venue and it's also where i rented the cabin. Isn't that weird Isn't that crazy. He's like oh it's so beautiful. So she says i want to take tour but not like normal okay. Why does she talk like this. Why her english is progressively getting worse. It is and his is getting better. Did they do a hysterectomy or a brainy or a lobotomy. Because i don't know what's happening with her speech so they're going to have a horse and carriage it'd be while she's like. I hope this horse doesn't tell ziad. I wrote this cares act. That's all i was thinking. The whole time pendragon could keep his mouth shut. They add is like a pendragon is so handsome so beautiful and then she says. I love the smell of horses. Okay right hell. Can you explain that smell of horses. The well okay. This smell of horses is the smell of mid more poop. Yep that's also they're taking this carriage ride and you can't even hear anything because you just hear homes. Yes but the sound team really did not think that out and then i explains. I need for married quickly rather than rebecca says. I'm just disappointed. That ziad is willing to settle so quickly. Dot dot dot to have a portable. It's like okay so she wants to have a wagon. He's like because of ramadan. Anka's i don't wanna wait. See what happens because of corona sure. So right yeah okay. Well she's married fourth marriage. She's been married three times but honestly no well. She said it feels like the first time in. It's also the last time. yeah sure. it's also the second time and it's also the fourth time but it feels like the second time in a little bit like the third time. Okay that makes sense so now. Ziad gets in big trouble for playing with the matches. I know she's like stop playing with the match snuff or you're going into your room. I don't care so she's like looks. I add hot tub. And he's like okay. Rebecca how about this one jacuzzi when they're sitting there. Okay now i only saw it for one split second. Ooh would you. She was holding a mold. A penis kit. Like she's dear. I saw it literally for less than well. This is a new challenge. If anyone is listening to this which everyone is go to our facebook group take a screen shot of her posting this of holding this inappropriate gag gift. Yes yes 'cause. I bet she was gonna use it okay. Well she wants a big wedding and he wants a couch right okay. Same he's like. I would like a kitchen table. Yeah right like. I would like a coffee table like i know. It's a lamp who i'd like a lab. I'd like i'd frame he's like i'm tired of wearing his miner's helmet in the house so i could see. Can we please get a lamp. Yeah it's time okay. So sh- was it. I think it's her that they're going to have a wedding quote and have so beautiful time. Yeah no that was her okay. That's great. I'm just glad so. He explains that he wants to get married before ramadan and she doesn't want to rush but corona and then he gets in trouble again His this raising his voice but he wasn't though while he said that they can't live together unmarried during ramadan. And this is the first he mentioned it. Do you think this is a ed's way out. I feel bad for him. Okay yes because i feel like. Don't you think this is weird. He wouldn't have mentioned any of this before. Okay but also. He's living with her now so clearly. He is so religious. Yeah but i like how he's like. I can't live with a woman anymore. Sidedly again i just got very. I got more religious. Sorry about that. No you're right. It's pretty funny. You're right all right. Well let's talk about not real couple. That's probably never met in their whole lives. Okay they're not real right. This isn't real. There is not a moran andrew this july twenty twenty yawn them twenty five days left on the visa. She's like. I spent three days and two nights in detention in mexico. And he's like. Oh wow he's like. I spent fourteen days and thirteen nights and riviera. Maya was beautiful. He was touring swimming all the stuff so she goes to see her dad and she tells him about the plans to go to serbia. And he's like. Hey listen are you looking for a job. And she's like oh no dad. I'm actually hearing andrew said He's going to get a storage crate right and he is going to pack me in. I just need you to to seal it up and bring it to the shipping place. And he's going ship me. It's a cargo boat And although although there is no water between here and it's going to be a land boat and it's land shark they're living land but it's gonna drag me through the mud just like andrew and it's gonna pull me to serbia so i'm not going to look for a job and he says this is a quote from her dad. You do the mistake again. I mean he's not wrong. he's. I've never heard something soap on nail on the head. So he's also. There's a serbian mafia. These people are also very oily. Have you noticed. Very oily family upstairs holding going yes. There's a lot of pudding lifts now. Her dad said that she's he just suggests he's like you know. I think if andrew really loved you he would have gotten you out of prison right and not when tanning right and she's like who. That is a good point that he did say at the resort for fourteen but he did say that he wasn't sure where jail was in mexico right. He's like right. It was the airport. There was there. 'cause that's the thing she tried in the airport did he try. Try not even a little bit so He's he's very awkward very awkward. Here's very awkward. And he's like. I know that he means well. But sometimes he makes me giggle. Well he said that he won't speak her dad so that he won't speak to her if she does is now andrew we the next day he video chats with her drinking out of a mug with his own face from zairean. Rebecca's merck store. That's what i don't understand. And he's like. I don't know maybe he was telling her that he was gonna get it or maybe she got it for. She got it for him. Because it's said something on it. But i couldn't see what it saw. Oh okay so it's probably a silly. It'd probably says like andrew the great sure. Of course it does john this now. So there's zooming and they're going to zoom now with an immigration lawyer and he is phony ball loni to this woman he lays it on so thick it's like. He's like immigration layer. We are so blessed to have you. Grace are zoom screen today. Thank you so much. So i have to go i so now. Her visa was issued three twelve march twelve so She said the elimination lawyer was like what did you say when you got to mexico. And she's like. I said that my fiance put me in shipping crate and my dad nailed it. Shut and i've been on a boat for many years. And i just got here and we're going to try to get into america. I don't know why they detained me and the lawyers like well. I do think that that might have been alarming to the mexican government. I think so and then again. He's he's like. Thank you so much for saying so helpful. Oh my god so now. He's like we were thinking about the serbia crate thing. Brian and this is what the lawyers like. Well you could probably get reissued because these are circumstances outside of your control right. And he's like well do you think she'd be okay in serbia and this is a quote from the lawyer you might be okay in serbia and andrews like the so amazing. The lawyer said she one hundred percent needs to go to serbia right now because they are actually There's a plane. That's going to be taking off. In a few days to america for everyone that's a fiance right. And she said and she. She scared she scared that. He's gonna resent her well because he he blames her and it's like he guilt or he'll be like you know if you really love. I mean you don't have to but like you know. I mean you'll never see your dog again right. You don't have to but you're going to live alone miserable. Yeah i mean you're just gonna put putting in putting in putting in putting more on your left so much putting it's just gonna keep spreading saying so then he says to her as they instead of saying i love you. Let's talk right now. He says you contact if you wanna go to serbia click. Yeah he's nasty and disgusting and rude. I hate him disgusting I don't know if we forgot to talk about anything but if we did we're going to talk about it on the trash talk after show that is going to be on stereo guys. We talked about in the top of the show. But now you're gonna find out how to get us on stereo so not only. Is the link. Right down. Below in the show notes said stereo dot com slash trixie susini. You're gonna follow me trick. Susini nowy girl and we have a trash after show every wednesday at seven pm eastern standard time stereo is such a fun app where you could interact with us the host and it doesn't have to be about the podcast. It could be about anything talking about everything that you wanna talk about. You guys really kind of direct the show so we have a fun time. We've been doing it. You could also go over there and listen to all of our pass. Stereo episodes are trash. Talk after shows. We have a blast wednesday night at seven pm eastern standard. Time is my new favorite time of the week. Me too I have so much fun and we will see you there. You can also follow me at trixie. Not only on stereo but on instagram and twitter and nowy girl on instagram and twitter as well. You can follow the show at ninety day podcasts. Make sure you join the patriot. Patriotic dot com slash trash-talk podcasts. And we'll see you next time came and make sure you tell a friend telephone about stereo tulloch friend about everything about us. Okay all right good bye bye.
A Brush with Death - Introducing Monster: DC Sniper
"I want to tell you about the latest podcast from ten foot. TV and IHEART radio it's called monster DC sniper and it's available right now in October Tober two thousand to just one year after the nine eleven terrorist attacks a random killing spree flooded our nation's capital with fear host and journalist. Tony Harris Harris takes us through the three week men hut for the DC sniper recounting the tragic case which is still unfolding today. A pending Supreme Court decision will determine whether the DC sniper will one day walk our streets again. Check out this clip and while you listen search monster. DC sniper are in your podcast APP and subscribe. The first two episodes are available now. It was quite a while morning thing. I drove my son to school with some other children. A drop them off around eight o'clock and my two year old is still in the a car so he was Koissy. We will listening to children's music in the car on the radio. I went to the gas station and I stopped to pump gas. My Name's Doug Carolina. I'm a pediatrician. I live in silver spring in Maryland. It was a lovely day was very warm so I opened the windows so as I old windows down a bit I turned and I looked to the right and and there was a taxi and there was a gentleman who was filling his car with gas but I thought it was unusual because he was filling the tank from underneath the license plate which I had never seen before I looked to him for a few seconds and he looked at me and we made eye contact I smile I reached. Get my purse to take out my credit card. I heard a bang and immediately my head had I thought that was a gunshot but at the same time I thought no you're why would there be a gunshot. It must be some sort of electrical problem. Blame maybe with the car and he was doing his thing weird and he shouldn't have been filling it from under the license plate. How strange I looked up and he was walking towards my my car it was just a few paces and he looked in the passenger side and he said call an ambulance and he collapsed collapsed and I was shaking so I immediately grabbed my phone? Got Out of the car on call. Nine one was totally in shock Fire ambulance And as I was speaking to the nine one one people I saw the police car an is of waved over to him and then I went over to taxi driver Mr Waka. He was taking a few breaths. He was not verbal at that point. The last thing he said was when he looked the window and he said call an ambulance and then he collapsed. I felt such panic as a physician because I felt helpless annot equipment. No monod netted put the personnel no oxygen no suction. I'm used to having everything to hand. What focused me was a spoke to myself in my head? You know you can do this you know. CPR The on your doctor. I dropped to the floor and tried to check for a pulse and then the policemen appeared. I said I'll I'll do the mouth to mouth part. You did chest compressions I started. CPR and the policemen did assist me. I remember my hands shaking as I was doing this. There was a lot of blood and I realized that he was stopping breathing. A couldn't feel a pulse. I think I felt for a second. Not Very the very ready thin uneven pulse and then it went away. Unfortunately he vomited by that point to arm violences appeared and they part on on Connecticut Avenue and I remember saying to the policemen. Why are they not coming? I need to suction the our way you can't do math. Math is the waste block so I didn't understand why would they not getting out Then the ambulance people did come out of the trucks and they did come towards us. It was all a matter of minutes of course at the time it felt extremely prolonged. Everybody due to arrive but I don't think it was. The ambulance. People tried to intubate the scene and put Mr Walker on a goody and then I I just remember a lot of police presence and everything happened very fast. That and my husband had arrived and he'd been allowed to take my son my two year old away so I was very disturbed the whole day. It's terrific that somebody could murder somebody has to offer what a waste and I was there. you know you start to question. Why was it him not me normally apart car and I immediately get out of the car but that day I paused for for a few seconds because he was filling his gas tank from where the license plate was told me down and that's why didn't get out of the call so that few you seconds of delay may difference to my life? I was the slightly blurrier object behind my windshield. Declare shot was to the guy that was out the call. But if I hadn't been nosy and looked over at him. Why was he doing fill in the car? That's really weird. Wisest gas tank there. I would have got out in a maybe it would have been a better shot to me so there you know for the grace of God go i. That's a very shocking thought to be faced with your own mortality this season on monster DC sniper. I don't think America has ever gone back to the way that it was before the DC sniper. It was scary to go to the grocery store or fill up your car with gas. It was actually really mother. Wouldn't even leave the house. This was the most intense manhunt in American law enforcement history. She found out about this tower our cart in this message to police. What they say is the start of everything? Really wasn't the start. It at least started when they shot me. The sniper shootings even even happened yet. We don't know anything about the Atlanta shooting anything about the next night shooting in Baton Rouge and he described a vehicle and he said guy was leaning out like on the driver's side admire. You know that was the first lead where someone had actually seen somebody. FBI in Washington DC did a more thorough search. And that's when we gotta hit on the a fingerprint. We just heard it on the local. AM radio station. The snipers are in the rest area and Myers of send. Everybody got if you understood the case it was basically basically just two outcomes death our life that was it. His sentencing is not constitutionally acceptable. He was a psychopathic cold. Blooded added killer. That can never walk the street again. I do believe he was brainwashed. For lack of a better term I get the feeling he agrees. He has the pay a price but I don't know if he thinks he's already paid it or not. I don't know the answer to that. But I'd like to ask them from the creators of Atlanta Atlanta Monster Monster D._C.. Sniper the first two episodes available right now with new episodes every Thursday. Don't forget to subscribe.
Chompions Week Morning Favorite Places (12-23-2020)
"Good morning welcome aboard choppers your morning at nine tooth brushing show. This is your captain speaking of the morning with clear skies so we're expecting to brushing today's an on time arrival lead two minutes. We do hope you enjoy your trip. So sit back to in the mouth rushing on the top of your mouth on one side. Don't brush to heart three words. You guys send us your favorite places to visit and we turn them into riddles. So here's your first riddle home of the golden gate bridge a us city with hilly streets famous for its sour dough bread. You'd love to eat. What place am i talking about. War san francisco san francisco. California switcher rushing to the other side of the top of your mouth and brush your molars in the back. San francisco is a us city in the state of california so of its main. Attractions are the big orange. Golden gate bridge an old jail on an island. It's called atrocities. San francisco is druce favorite place. Andrew loves a t and t park baseball stadium or the city's major league baseball team place. The team is called the san francisco. Giants switzer rushing to the bottom of your mouth and keep brushing. Here's your next riddle. A fun filled amusement park with lots of food and rides people say it's a magical place with mickey mouse as your guy. What place am i talking about. Disney land disneyland and disneyworld are amusement parks. All over the world created by the walt company. Emory really likes disneyland. Because it has lots of rides and their favorite characters lived there and switzer rushing to the other side of the bottom of your mouth but don't brush too hard. Here's one last riddle before ego. I'm the capital city of france. Some call me the city of lights. Here you'll see the eiffel tower lighting up the night. What place semi talking about. Harris harris is a city in france known for its delicious food fun. Fashion and beautiful buildings like the eiffel tower mayor. C. to sasha for sending in paris. France not obvious the entire. Thank all the champions. He's sending in their favorite places to you. Do brush with the kids. do thanks to our sponsor. Honey nut cheerios. Grownups turn a good morning into a good day with a ball of whole grain. Oats and a touch of real honey when you feed the good inside of you and your kids. You'll see the positivity that spreads beyond breakfast in your home your community and the world make your mornings brighter with honey nut. Cheerios chompers is a production of gimblett media.
NPR News: 02-22-2019 12PM ET
"NPR podcasts are now available on every major platform checkout all our shows at NPR dot org slash podcasts. That's NPR dot org slash podcasts. Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Lakshmi Singh. House speaker Nancy Pelosi says the chamber will vote Tuesday on a resolution to block President Trump's national emergency declaration for the US outhern border Pelosi and congressman Joaquin Castro of Texas formally introduced the measure today it's expected to pass in the democrat controlled house a week ago Trump declared the national emergency after the bipartisan Bill congress approved offered only a quarter of the five point seven billion dollars. He demanded for a wall at the border with Mexico. Politicians and voters in North Carolina's ninth. Congressional district are waiting more details about the new congressional election. That was called yesterday. NPR's malls parsh- reports there will need to be in new primary in the district as well as a new general election. The state board of elections hasn't decided when voters will return to the polls yet, but it's safe to say the ninth district won't have representation in the US house for at least a few more months. The new election was called in the bipartisan and unanimous vote by the board that came after investigators laid out evidence of an illegal absentee ballots scheme orchestrated by political operative hired by Republican Mark Harris Harris, he knew of no legal activity being done on behalf of his campaign. But his son testified that he warned his father that the operative might be using illegal tactics. Harris has not announced whether he will run again in a new election democrat, Dan mccready has been fundraising for a new campaign over the past two months, miles parks. NPR news, Raleigh, North Carolina. The president is backtracking on his plan to withdraw. All US troops from Syria. NPR Scott Horsely reports. The White House now says a small contingent will remain in that country for an extended period and Trump amounts to Syrian troop pullout in December bucking advice from military commanders and prompting the resignation of Defense Secretary James Mattis, but in the months since Trump has stretched out the time line for withdrawal. White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders now says a small peacekeeping force of about two hundred Americans were remain in Syria for an unspecified period of time that decision won praise from South Carolina, Senator Lindsey Graham, he says the continued US troop presence will help prevent a resurgence of ISIS and avoid a vacuum in Syria that might have been filled by Iran, America's Kurdish allies in Syria. Also welcomed the move Scott Horsely NPR news, Washington. The Vatican cemetery prevent sex abuses within the Catholic church in whole pedophile accountable is in its second day to American cardinals in attendance address revelation. About their former colleague Theodore mckarrick pope Francis. Defrocked McCarrick last week after the Vatican found him guilty of sexually abusing minors and adults during confession and at other times karnal Sean O'Malley Boston blaze. Soupy of Chicago said they hope new spirit of accountability throughout the churches ranks will dissuade future cover-ups of sexual assault from Washington. This is NPR news. The Nikkei dog one government and representatives of the opposition plan to revive talks next week to address nearly a year of one of the worst political crises in the country since the civil war decades ago, muddy Martin has the update the Tokes will include representatives of the business community and other opposition leaders. Some observers say while they're hopeful something will come from the talks. It's not clear how willing precedent on Hillard Vega is to free hundreds of political prisoners at give Nick once back their constitutional freedoms. That's money a Martin reporting Britain's opposition labor party has lost its ninth member of parliament this week. Larry Miller reports that long serving lawmaker in Austin says Labor's shift to the far left, and antisemitism are his main reasons for resigning he will continue to sit as an independent Allston says the labor party is broken. And he's ashamed of it under Jeremy corbin's leadership. He. Accuses Corbin of creating a culture of extremism and intolerance and for failing to tackle anti semitism within its ranks. A labour spokesman expressed regret at the defection. Other lawmakers are left labor this week have described it as institutionally anti semitic Austin explained he would not be joining the newly formed independent group which includes eight defectors from labour and three from the ruling conservatives because of differences over Brexit policy more defections from both major parties are predicted as the March twenty ninth. Brexit deadline draws closer friend PR news. I'm Larry Miller inland. The Dow is up one hundred ninety three points. This is NPR.
RHOC: The Girl (On Girl) On The Train - Live from Chapel Hill
"Watch what happens would like to think it's premium sponsors just saying Okay Hey Kristie wow where d dougherty jamie she has no last name he zips Scott With Jessica Trot Shivani she don't take no baloney you don't touch the Nicky Morgan Ladder McNicoll is she don't miss no trick Liz Meghan in an effort to make this place feel more like home how thank you so much thank you guys you guys are crazy I don't think there's enough I don't think there's this we need another one preferably something that tells people that we're GonNa get within a home I thought it was nice what can I say it's only been like two weeks I'm GONNA clump like I've got like almond we went to Harry teeters Harris Harris Teeter other locals column Harris Teeter and then we were like they don't have enough gather sitting here we're going to cvs next door so oh my God I could already tell does he do drugs how this is going to be a crazy show this audience is already so amped but you guys have a lot to be happy about this town is really you have the I miss noel always ready for Nicole Passer ready one day you're Rachel's in the next day you're out she ain't no shrinking Violet Kuchar yes we can it's Jessica Dang he makes us Cui Ritchie Dis era greenwood she only uses her power for good God I love that Banana Anderson higher than hi Rez Laura Peres lava Nikila Weber Lisa Wallet now that's what I call volunteer mint the bay area betcha Baz and are super premium patriots subscribe with Howley Caroline and an empty seats and desisto grant the grandmaster. Let's get racy mistakes Shannon out of a cannon Anthony mignon stronger the costumes and the t shirt I mean we have someone dressed in like Gina Gavin makeup. She's dressed like a cat ars it'd be like emergency wrote with metal siding as you know it's so cute I love it or jess you guys I'm just looking out on the crowd you already really she has a thing that says best shirt gather I wish we had some gathers data let's make this a little more homey how about that assist Wendy's I've ever seen in my Guy Hob it's like to gaze flip this entire village some village and they were like girl we are making this it's the same lady in the elevator because all the elevators here Sherri Sherri Barrett North Carolina's celebrity remarrying it was so much happiness it is so cute they're always like Siri Mary the Commissioner of Labor we have never we never got a response on saying someone's name and a live show she's the commissioner of elevators or something like that and she's retiring according to the late in the front row checking my throat you know we need like an almond and then there's always a little piece of almond for like the next two hours like coming back to haunt you don't do that don't do that but we were just in North Carolina like two weeks ago and incredible edible Matthews Sisters and Meena Coochie Coochie Coo g crafted gather at the home I'm home it's very gina habit like not bounds like to gather as you know how when you're on the plane they have they on the monitor a little plane flying somewhere and I'm like Oh that's where that is we were just here right he said yeah two weeks ago and I was like Oh yeah ready C I already recognized the people that are Charlotte show I'm Don I feel like I don't understand yager fee or anything like the first time I know where we are hiring and so some on twitter named an appeal at banana peel she was like wait a second why would the New York Times you're like oh she's GonNa be cabaret style I'm going to rule the elevators okay well this is just a little thing I just saw backstage that I thought was really funny it's me Cherry Berry Elevator is going up you know that she pulled a power move you know she was like the first commissioner elevator commissioned to be like money can buy you elevator permanents escalators earned speaking of Luang actually we just saw something that I thought was really funny and I want to share it so you know has anyone seen countess hey it's me Eddie Keira get Outta here Siri Berry I will be shocked what can I say I'm an elevator France Oh my God you monsters monsters you guys ain't GonNa pretend you mentioned the elevator commission everyone goes yeah so I felt very full circle when I just keep seeing fucking Cherry Berry in Alabama united gets me again aw well I'm actually should be an elevator start using here Lee win while you're riding in this area Berry I know Oh my God so all these quotes on it like the most hapless not I'm alive you know things like that and so one of the quotes is from the New York Times and says inspired so Kaslo and she has a poster up for her show and it has all these like pull quotes poster you've seen in the past where she's just like kind of I'm said tickets the first performance of Countess and friends went on sale on December tenth and quickly sold out inspiring miss de la steps to add a second date Panama McColl show tonight and tomorrow because we watched Dallas today they take our notes for tomorrow's show and Leeann the whole show is like in real estate and he got a new job and so they're like come on in we need to get a new picture of you and they did a full photo he's Rico Suave with this that is so counter Liu and I love it like fuck her hair and her elevator living room I fuck are they have a death becomes a relationship double finger double-handed wind yeah that's that's like second to the windshield wipers and she does when she said she has the winter and say that counseling friends is inspiring so she looked up the review of she looked up the review the New York my photo and before then it was like Ralph needle bomb who just like no one knew what he looked Li- she's like no and you know it's like a glamour shot to my dad's the previously wow it's about to be my birthday and this year I want to kick it she's doing her I don't know why she had to do at the retreat bunches happy it's like we have a very I think I just want stepped up y'all which which I got and one of plastic diamonds on her necklaces like Ed with humiliated Jeanette you agreed today to cousin of saying fuck you do more than yourself was hard gab that they end up with gather faces from CBS. So they're going to be going on this train for Shannon's birthday down to San Diego hiring we'll speaking of inspiring this episode of Real Sized Warns Cam O- inspired me with Tamarind Vicky hanging classic Hosoi it's hanging out in someone's bedroom getting their makeup done by people who are working harder than the Labor is out in front of Home Depot I mean it's like my kids are just hanging right out and he's like I thought you did that on purpose I thought so I thought he was overheating I thought he was overheating so yes real housewives of Orange County welcome guys I I guess we're sort of the gun but we do have a special guest share his own I sponsor I think for the show was series berries. Hi My mother said always said you don't want to land a man I can do this but also says how lane these ladies are the everybody's getting so excited party in San Diego no one party is in San Diego people are like getting a trial girl thought Sherry Barry it took robin to be such a whore last night so we went to dinner and I was sitting at dinner last my and I looked down and my boobs are hanging right out on the table a dependent even tell me and and here's the quote don't do this to sober Percy she's my all time favorite I have to read this quote because it's so countess here's the quote is I don't I don't even know why I went into Ramona for that Karaoke you know you just gotTa do it only you would stand up for San Diego also I have a question is the freeze pulling a train a thing no it's not right because Tamra keeps saying it the Hanukkah Hannukah or day use partying by saying I want to say that's not a party no I went to Mission Beach Mission Beach Okay Ghost Tamara's like she's pulled out a bag of Mike bachelorette party penises and stuff she goes well I figured he can't pull a train without some penises I'm like yes you can you can go on the train it's true at the pet Ata Patch Tamra able okay so we opened today to watch real crap in the pod crappy talk about on Yogu- Sherry Bury my first redel does and the backyard he has risen staying and over again pulling its reign running train running it's rain blowing derail renegade train it's like a superhero movie you know where they're like pulling a tray out of especially like the BOTICA's prepackaged in the peanut grab this penis over at she's over at which is Tamara's way building in her defense for one Kelly inevitably is like you know what you say this way too much and I'm mad at you says it's right by this natural natural everything you drink from its shape like that so the big the big drama yeah I get that he does in there okay well no I think People Party Party and San Diego I've been to zoo and I saw those drafts partying pre hot okay so she's bringing all these still doesn't staff because that's how you turn I don't know that when you get married you get it when you have babies like what else you get delve as Christmas she corresponds with ourselves and laugh faxes start coming out at the neighbor's House to Party with you gotTA party with yourself that's ipod with myself and by myself I mean meet my best friend slash daughter so the big drama coming into this is that Gina is like really pissed at emily because emily tried to set up with Sheen's down or hand gestures because there are so good they have to be like documentaries there's a lot of hands so also previously Gina said Alc- I wrote are totally wrote down notes venue enough to give me a big glass okay so they're going to drink vodka DEX so that's that was that Bronwyn Aarp falling down all last year the big little lies but this time I wrote dolphins running so often running I'm guessing birthday so she has a guy that she does refer to as babe and she's like Babe texting me today ran for low rent Bob Guy that was just came out of a potato yes so the next thing I wrote down what was happening because we're in if I if I might go on when we go out with you happy early birthday so I thought that was very sweet famous overton happy she's doing the struggle muggles struggle so then we go to Bronwin and broadens packing her kids like mommy don't be late if you WanNa get oh my God you remembered which was nice we'll see if anyone else remembers and by anyone else I mean David David it's my birthday do you remember you would describe this happiness is literally can go on the train anytime you want without colors get it like that I don't think she's going to do it to it to it the last season last season they were doing big little lies where they just got going shelby like music would come back and you just see some kid trying monsters inc meets Monsters Inc. meets like Isaac Newton you know which is basically what a party in San Diego so the they're like the one time Gina Makes Sense so then we get the battle of justice voice okay so then we see Gino's look for San Diego it was like between the hair and the code it was like who's back Meghan King at mega this headband Ben Justice in just sort of sound the same I put kid what is wrong with cameras like don't be late for the I bet on gather subpoenas like so that penis is loaded with something funny like Meghan King Edmonds but she works that thing the whole rest of the night she just loves the theme if anyone should know what it's like to have guys go through it should be I mean let's be honest 'cause Mickey Mickey is out there working you know like when Vicky single she's like a buried thin and cousins said that he has a girlfriend Aka he's just not that into you right I mean let's be honest and so so Vicki's like I mean David Oh my God David's why is married to that girl yet that crazy lady putting on her instagram I really like to talk to this dad at Andy Ooh so then we go over to Shannon in a car and she's with the women and she's like she's like Sassy Shannon and I'm going to have fun decided to Meghan with emily which is hilarious because it's basically the same voice at least on our microphones like the exact same thing right and what's cows our friends were like I'm sorry to Slough wow very berries at home right now what did you eat last night I can tell what's wrong angles I just met you like three seconds ago and I can tell that there's get what I'm able to do that to her I don't get it they're acting like it's like the biggest crime against humanity that Gina Emily had her up so like already like very mad you know so by the way everyone gets to go to this party with a friend except for emily they just like drop her off at some bench to like go she's sitting there like yeah the papers okay yeah so yeah Tamra now is just GonNa say I pulled a train for every little thing David I think it's time to go to commercial commercial David so she's like we haven't even spoken even a little in you can tell and then stanton says realize until they make it just comes back like she's never been gone yeah boring adorable gorgeous amazing yes she also had a conductor hat on the day Rab Trump's at pigeons and then resenting them for like the saddest murder she wrote up talked why is believed charities so of course fan and has to Shimmy Shimmy skin she has to skinny I haven't even drank this by the way I want I want witnesses the train and Bromley go train that it was actually him or her but I liked that Tamra in and the thing is that like we have to get your hat on your hat on because she's very committed to this conductor had looked at first I thought I was going to be so gina is fully ignoring emily because God forbid I'm GonNa try to set this woman up stupid things I might be waiting on my head amber uncorking represented that's a close call there's a bird over so the bar results aren't in but I have them in change in past sorry she investigated as emily goes you have good intuition you know he's somewhere not being sorry at all you know yeah you know so Kelly show up in a much better mood about the train she's like the happy and fifteen minutes Ed's Vicki is like I don't think it's going to like that and she was like Oh my God no she's and so she's like hi what's wrong and we go to the driver at your favorite so she's my causing enough she inseparably Justice Truth Justice and the American Apparel said the point is just like Meghan and then they start the battle of laying down on the plane I'll like shaking and you're like yeah how `bout we get them get them a BARF bag at them some water isn't it bad enough there's no love in the elevator got bag bingo episode where Lydia looked like she'd been shrunken into a hat or something like shrunken head Charlie Chaplin Remember Begrudge but also Kelly was right well you still not say it you can be induced are the worst cocktail party of all time you know what's bad if someone has just met you in the first thing they say as what's wrong the going up or going down like me just like sad at the end of the elevator ride like the crowd this ad version of the crowned with Emily Rain like we get it tomorrow you guys on its rain out the problem with making jokes with our kid I was like mad I was ready to march against prominent never mind rosie way of describing her relationship with Megan she's like Oh we got a Pash only rough pat you and then we get a flashback to that crazy it was like a weird like Voodoo thing went wrong so we're back at drag Bingo and like new and magazines like that you lost out on being the North Carolina Elevator Commissioner you imagine because that really is a role for emily he's like so he's in Florida just coaching cheating on me as we speak import what were you saying that a jumpsuit that she was wearing who said Justice oh good I'm fifty five but I feel like I'm twenty who who was that was that skinny bitch and a hat skinny to a real mystery there the lady by the Recycle Bin Hunched over throwing you don't say Vicky three times okay I'll do I'll typically three times oh are you oh she saw I haven't tighter bottom of so she wouldn't dragnet everyone Vicky Vicky Vicky the slayer Taylor Kelly Barlow when she goes barlow we go hi Lo Meghan Burg you can't have a burger without the bird thing like Alpha King Hot Dang Bam just pretended to okay yeah it's like you don't say beetlejuice three times you don't say candyman in the mirror bloody bloody murder the fuck up until you have a part time job to at least get a decent apartment many say one thing you're fighting every Goddamn Day all God Get a job Cam so sorry that this is an audio show do get props GEICO DAX comes into swinging around and Kelly Kelly's Meghan and Kelly House like a really what we were friends until you said my husband was having a ten year affair on me when I was seven months pregnant and it comes back to hold grudges what about a lot of things he cares every husband cheats on you that's true you don't say it you say it then it becomes real okay listen this is America when you're being cheated on is just ignoring her more that emily gets ignored the motions pushing her head like the back of her neck it it's thirty Euro Oni no yes I did thing wrong I looked on a French site could resort online now I know everything about you know like Zeno Emily's whole fucking life 'cause he's jokesters and so me me me emily gave she's married she has a lot to deal with just seeing it was somebody doing but he has been saying oh hello hello hello touching his arms ooh look at you will hear what he did he can get so mad I get a broom get a broom look you believe Mickey up here she deserves a spot of the table the eleven cvs and every time we pass these fucking props in the CBS so I got a little skinny seems to Meghan is that King Edmund you're pregnant I'm carrying a six month old right now clip of when Meghan was pregnant look at that were doing the train. She's horrified Vicki Okay Dan Batman I'll put her over here on the front so everyone can feel guilty if the Vicki jokes not all right good job so are you gonna put that I did not have second mobile cards backwards beke backwards is the best idea of all time the show just every time I look at more notes I'm like but man Vicky with the giant was it a rainbow penises just like it was like a Joseph and the amazing technicolor Dildo at Tom Bowman Hi Vicki grabs one of the penises and she's like where you guys this class okay all right that's which hair on my neck on my now I feel like we cursed ourselves somehow she's right there. LS Adam has an outdoor writing a book for poor people like Tortillas I don't know I don't know you're listening to a bonus episode or not but I had a few months ago that how I went on that train and it goes through Orange County and like come on that they come on that train and is terrifying it is terrifying I saw a woman tried to go the bathroom in the is going to to add my evidence against San Diego which by the way is the beautiful wonderful place I'm just saying people them party that but you see how much people don't party there by the way people react on the yeah so Kelly's having like a little bit of an issue because she she had like called her boyfriend again you're in Orange County how dare you add Vicky of course she's like I can't I have to knock go backwards backwards why did no one so she's like we get this wretched flashback of her fleeting this lollipop Tamra Art Works and then Brodmann tells us I kind of hate okay let's get on the mets express bats that changed the Sandy Ed so you know this you better when I taught at time everybody had to give jobs I had probably forgotten no one looks adorable giving a blowjob happening whatever my favorite was that when they were sitting there on the Train Kelley looks out the window she goes all that traffic traffic traffic fifty dollars you're done so then at Tamara's like had chat tiga dating it's going my favorite movie is how Powell gas but I like to call at bb baby it's like this peanuts host cokes this peanuts depends saw that's peanuts it's a garden hose like now all these functions and then it was a lot of colors and a lot of Vicki Green in Providence got the black impeaches silver and golden resit. Dammit I'm Vicky Okay and be like listen it's okay it's only been five hours you know truly and so then she's just basically saying well you mentioned your feel secure it is like this room having trained it's like you just have to laugh about it I mean I should be so lucky that eight guys WanNa Bang me that's an Abbot Yep no gathering newman when you're in a relationship for a long time and you break up and then you learn like Oh everything's online and then you get an App all right by the spirit fingered bat so now come out to penises right so submit it right now it's like wow you look great pooping or whatever it's just not like like we love low but it's like wow you look great new in that Ashkenazi not she wasn't trying to pianist she thought the trash can was a door to the bathroom I live in Hollywood they'll just sit right on my door so to me man you're horrified by the world and just WanNa die I mean I'm sure at least half of us it's like a Dick and fuck you at the same time it's like Dick Fuck you the passing Zhanna goes well guys I used to hang out at del Mar twenty she's like bulldozed or sita no ridiculous get over it get over at I had something with that conceit that until she I actually used to be surfer chick I was a surfer chick I mean I guess it's more like I would really enjoy surf and turf but that qualifies right the timmer was doing we're dot com this is that thing in Lanc College K. member in college I did not go to college but my sister went to college so I still a lot of people in college when I was rapidly college age so I understand I've got the important parts Dan that morning I was like what's going on and then he was like go into surgery and then like why are you calling me rich surgery Dan I was raised del Mar Thamar waves crashing the fun part well I think that she's supposed to be get we totally have not talked about this multiple times even on camera she's supposed to be getting set up with a cousin had this horrifying episode it really horrifying you guys deserve better just thirst Peking it's like every scene and genius out we talk about that obviously didn't happen obviously did more obviously I got I got stood up which is why I brought a sign here today that says stood what she would do is she would sit on the beach and just watch her boyfriend surf and you know that there's probably some hilarious footage of Shannon just sitting on a beach just staring out on the surf I'm still sitting on the sand crab has a has a husband who treats it well I think that's what gene is going through because who the hell would expect saints any man to just be like a member that date I stood you up on this keeper go and baby uh I think that's what they're doing but it's like Tamra when she was like that's pat had seen my God which we actually saw again this episode go ahead yeah we don't know what's going on like what habitats dating hey hey emily why are you crying over in the corner tell us more telling US David remember when we served Livan someone better find me a birthday yesterday David I guess the door get surgery to work so she's really mad and so they're all trying to like calmer down so Kelly trying really hard to forget Vicky which I feel like that's not gonNa last very long because Vicky right Kellie Kellie dozy so yes then everyone cheers for Shannon's birthday and they're all like the cure the make me more secure I'm going to be a therapist I'm just going to be like are you insecure all making more secure flashbacks of leading the popsicle why couldn't we have some flash backup shannon her surfer days when she was just like 'cause when she she she actually said was that a handsome gentlemen at the end of the table has sent a box of Kleenex fat motherfucker now so then everyone's getting sick rain they are so fucking excited on the train like never on a house live so people like happy that real housewives are filming around them or my God not me on this train they're like of kids you I'm not GonNa Kiss you and I think I'm going into pajamas I'm into China snap Atlanta that was the but this is like when your dance those pretty girls but they're not getting enough attention so they're like that's eight hundred tons of lar and then they get like every guy wants okay it was a becky giving okay cameras okay topping see what your why do we have to have I don't want the fake world world's but also like I mean who the hell does she thinks she is okay listen you can be annoyed I would be annoyed yeah and then Kelly stars like filet during the though the new penis penis things Emily the waitresses like what's wrong I barely know you our because poison so they also down disbar and Kellyanne big you're sitting next to each other which is a big deal because they hated each other last week iser just like guys if I wanted to talk about it I would've brought my sign that says I want to talk about Bronwyn we'll just stay out there surfing all day long I'll just sit here Santa's a real beach girl 'cause they get off the train and GM and where we going right now and Shannon goes pulse it on the attitude that someone God I was like I feel like I'm in Italy again Tamra of course you say that yeah task doing that ask Rabbit I roy thinks everyone thinks she's so kinky by having an open relationship that didn't that is lazy the the gentleman from that table have sent you a cocktail we call it the what's wrong he's GonNa talk about the well it doesn't help that Calicoes uh-huh so there's a lot of wooing going on already and I'm really glad they decided to up the obnoxious and pulled out a literal whistle he's coming back right he's coming back every time the wave crash and you go oh my God how am I thinking they drink poseidon Senate I never wished to Barbara just be called poison I thought I'd never worked before last time I checked our places you go to when you have to use the bathroom cut your bladder is full and last time I checked so then Megan's like will it goes all go to the bathroom to I'm GonNa Fall on my voice twin Kazeem someone like heard magazine about like she got her head bashed in with the mouth by Miskelly that's a real emergency Miss Emily's Simpson probably was only at three quarters full goes to the bathroom I can't believe that someone would whistles so Vicki's like The Golf globules down there burleigh so I was really team emily on this I have to say I mean I kind of empty but it's hard the guy thank you thank you you're lucky that is not involved in our prop comedy for this evening whistle like no uptake wooing because everyone's going well he jumps in pretended to be a fake now you're really sad about it right so emily look WanNa make that wackier because I have a chalkboard so tina think about that I'm Ben sentenced like well emily just got reactionary bath win well suddenly she needs to go to the bathroom AH little train conductor hat hat in the bathroom and Emily's doing a really good job of controlling her temper which means she should be fired any minute Vamos single and like no no good person would ever set you up with someone who had a girlfriend already right is that something like that it's the right situation to talk not bad the right situation get dirty looks to not speak to my friend and then we'll see where it goes from there you are so hard not to put Ramon in there also yeah you didn't get hired to control your temper in the bathroom and she's also by the way talking to but she's also by the way onto ninety team either who would set somebody up with scenes cousin Mike Okay I'm sorry that's just my of course awesome holding them close to your bosom gather all the you know what's my worst nightmare stop with Shane so it's like you hurt the person who's hurting themselves yeah that's true so emily is in the bathroom and I texted her colour for ups I haven't given one since eighty-seven except for a good period so I'm like well you don't have to Brahmin it's called hiring the help you know that's when you bring in a third party like I do that what whistle hurt you so Vicki is telling Emily so you think it was going to be real date because I I think it was really understanding some- you should move to the left there so Brodmann returns she's very upset thank you Bronwyn she's like can I use the bathroom yeah clearly been sucked there for like fifteen minutes pulled time emily and Meghan talking this corner and then walks in and she's in the doors the camera swings around and there's a lady just like the video look having fun oh it's attaching not on David someone well enough to know that if they're gonNA be good to set up a non I mean if you don't that somebody's GonNa stand up then doubt she's really writing that just had another baby meanwhile those things just wipes not all over your face that's how my nieces are like hearing you complain about how you're a Germophobic San Diego that's what my worst nightmare is yeah meanwhile with your children I love when people are like I am German she's like really putting way too much this stupid situation so so now Bronwyn goes up to go to the bathroom to check on emily and so they're all like talking and tag and she actually fucking murder someone I set her up on a double date it didn't work out they never wanted to date no big deal Meghan it's not right into my eye so in the bathroom emily is like own it didn't work and teen blogs and camera behind the scenes brought down brooks in his fake asked Yeah I she is probably the most important he's talking to start to see it coming back so then we cut back to the table and Tina's like I mean RPG meanwhile Shannon's at the table try party is now devolved into tears and drama she's trying wonderful so CNN. Emily have there been confrontation and emily. We're like forty and I want to date and you have a girlfriend I would be annoyed and I might set emily hey by the way in the future could you bet these people a little bit more but like give me the silent treatment and acting like she's trying to convince herself at this is the best party ever so she's like I know we should do this is GonNa give me forty to fifty positive thoughts blower we have encountered since since well you know yeah gene is like third rate yeah and Tim Keller and she's like no I believe it's the right thing to do so Geeta you were supposed to go out with somebody's cousin by because they were supposed to go out and they did show that go single it was very right into the face talking in San Diego David Your new girlfriend back there okay screen I'd love to give people sit on their on this show but Meghan King Edmund is justice headband Ma'am yes Meghan King Edmund singlehandedly also with the I just Matt Megan and I wouldn't bring into my business you just talk like literally to the Busboy about this but the best part is that when Gina walks in this came back and she's like I'd left for Greek on Dallas and it's like I am so man and she walked outside the Strip mall and sat there and nobody nobody came whereas so she came Russian giving news okay so wow Istan for Nancy I mean I was I'm a Germaphobe I'm a Germaphobe the wearing the shaggy jacket in the history that's a germ catcher it's like on the train just whisking germs is also making sense because she's like well Gina Zoe's saying like talent like it adds we'll talk the faces and then one stupid idiotic thing comes up gills everyone discussing came along guys Sandra Shaeber terrorists still yelling about a train and getting to so anyway so yeah so meanwhile in and Vicky are like blowing his first of all we should also mention that they're like totally terrorizing every man in this restaurant while this is all happening they're blowing Mike it you know L. His statue okay wow look at that it is a thing that unfolds like this big tray of smaller trees is I am I faced timing you guys David David Brat what a sad accident sorry David must you eat chips you're so emily goes to cry where really you can always get someone to help you at the valet okay when you need someone to pretend yeah which I'll have some more nachos thank you so then we come back and what's happening now I wrote many new horrible to me ah well look at that he matter Saucy Oh with a bowl of salsa okay inanimate objects like how I guess that's more of a horn look at that look he's got that he's sort of statuesque out John Kelly goes now to find her and Kelly's tells like nothing good comes out of the bathroom and then we get a flashback to the quiet woman the door slams the door and that was right after the Kelly maybe Shannon's like come on let's stay out of this situation since it's taking place in a bathroom that fake timers I had CIANCI I usually doing this so it's nice to see somebody being your hat and they're like yeah it's not like offensive at all except they're like whistling at as you didn't like colour until it's something you should've called always just looks like she just can't remember I'm Lee Kelly calls it because he's like Wow San and really knows that nothing has I don't know how deep throat that's ever told me Temperature so emily is like over where Shannon is yelling Kelly at she's doing one of those favor Shannon things which is that she runs out of breath while she's trying to get Mad Kelly is trying to explain to emily what's going on like unle- ballet someone finally found emily there and then Gena comes out also the bathroom Oh and doesn't have a moist how letting here Kelly Amnesty gene m cal cal so I think Kelly thin so emily is now at the curb for fifteen minutes waiting for someone who knows that she's the titanic remembering different someone put her in charge for ordering for the table Oh aren't you'll have a Burrito and a steak and they care have twenty dollars in your hands with she basically yeah because basically she are fighting and Gina's her accent was so you better come Megan who the hell is making at how dare you chasing so emily is like what do you mean how's a we'll so then it turns out that no one knows this cousin really well because he got in a fight with the mother-in-law or something which is uh Santa's like get out of the bathroom all right I'm GonNa Whistle take aprio jewel and the ocean it's like somewhat passing somewhat said it's Carol Oh my God I have written novels I was a journey in comes out of the bathroom and then we just clip see clips of Santa in the Bathroom Act Fran I didn't even know he has a girlfriend girl's name I don't know her now and then we name with me is like listen I'm hurt I'm allowed to hunt for him beat I'm allowed to be hard for like no you're not allowed to be heard about this this is bid you're the one who's complaining about Emily being I think this is stupid stupid do bad so she wasn't ready to pick up the phone and then yeah emily's just pick up the phone and say am I reading but not meanwhile back at the table Shannon is trying so hard to make this Ifan Party and she's going trason gas you want so she goes out to the ballet and she just sits there were all I'm sure that someone will come to console me very like so now Kelly is the voice of reason which is hilarious is Kelly explaining things she's like she says she thinks sounds like fun plus you finally breaking at the table and then like you know so emily then tortillas call proposals now Taylor maybe wouldn't be so depressed and I just I don't know him very well language Santa My me because you put up a sign that says sent me up someone you don't know very literally you're not ready I was like well why doesn't the guy that that exceeds maybe we'll just wasn't really date you stupid leave everything alone gina she's mean I didn't have that pick up the phone the God Gina gets all upset you know emily I'm only load to be a friend with me Atra chain so teens like I Michael. It nothing mcdermot thumb that's why she's making me go to the back yard that's why she go strong stronger than it's ever been she's like I'm pissed at you I'm pissed you know well I'm sorry don't be AC I call you back Movin Vaneman issued a Mega Bank can someone explain what the train means half for this and so I'm GonNa help me out here there were no one really knew he was at some family party and Gina was flirting with him at the Party so that changes everything to because no nothing has changed this is the simplest thing and even emily's said that she says well I don't know him very well because he only recently came into my life and then Gina Matama Party and they hit it off and every time I've been with him more people in the target to arrest at a at a concert held by lack ladies who great the guys look is I'm just like mortified for everyone in the restaurant not realising how much worse awesome Tamra are you new here how Bravo was built worry so Shannon's like Oh my God she's got to stop this there's got to be so back at the table Bronwyn really amps up the fine she's like hey guys member my daughter's doing a fashion show don't forget OC fast Alexis is arguing with Jesus in her head she's like no Jesus I'm mad at that lady so now they happen the van and we drive off your nothing wrong with emily cheese and fat restaurant in front of a restaurant making a scene and we all know the only place that you make seen is when you're in the Caribbean free you know when Jesus says turn the other cheek or lack whatever fishing though no no make a maxi dress and I just want a kiss for my birthday yeah this dick ear cleaner and genre is the most evil but she really does work the hardest does and then they go to a place that like had been named by Tamra because it's called speaker so speaker speaker places to freak out but not in front of this restaurant in front of a restaurant disc stay Shannon who's been calling for five minutes in her life so megan even outside of their emily still Wang outside right so timers like well I'm met with Gen yesterday and I just got what about something or other wellness resorts at a white woman or a CBS is a great place to make a scene CVs better than target it was about shot
Episode 450: Emily Watson of Milwaukees Wood Violet and our Stories of Resilience guest, Janis Harris of ASCFG and Harris Flower Farm
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The message of sustainability and seasonal and locally available flowers is top of mind among consumers flower farmers and florist. I want the slow flower podcast to be a companion to those of you in isolation away from your physical community of peers neighbors customers and friends. I don't have many answers but I do want to keep the lines of communication open and accessible. Today's stories of Resilience Guest is Janice Harris Harris Flower Farm in Saint Thomas Ontario Canada. She's also Canada's regional director for the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers. I've been so intrigued by Janice is posts on social media promoting local flowers to her community for the past month. Harris Flower Farm has been marketing. No contact flowers. Thanks entirely to genesis. Creative efforts started on March twenty first when she posted this message on Instagram. Fresh LOCALLY GROWN SPRING CHEER UP BOUQUETS. Three local flower farming families are coming together to bring you some cheer. Genesis erected buyers to visit the online shop on Harris Flower Farms website to make their purchase of a ten dollar seasonal bouquet. Well that project has literally blown up and taken over genesis. Life more farms joined in so her marketing efforts are bringing additional revenue to fellow. Growers Eager Customers continue to order for the weekly bouquet deliveries paying online and leaving a vase or bucket filled with water on their front porch for that delivery Janice finds herself operating a floral business. Unlike anything she's ever done before delivering more than one hundred bouquets in a single day and offering two days of delivery each week since the season is early an area farmer's markets may or may not be able to open during Canada's stay at home mandate this project has clearly resonated with customers and flower-lovers in her community on March Twenty Fourth Janice posted this update on the farms. Instagram FEED. This past week has been crazy humbling but also figuring out. Our new norm delivering flowers. Has been a learning curve so I need to pause the deliveries for a bit so I can wrap my head around how we can proceed with delivering flowers. I also have to still be a flower farmer. It is a critical time for planting. And seeding we're sticking to our original seating schedules so there will be lots of flowers this summer. It's still uncertain where and how we will sell them. But I have to keep planting. So there's a supply when we are on the other side of this to our twenty twenty couples. Please keep us in the loop. We will work with whatever changes arise remember. It's your relationship that is important and not the date. You still have each other. I will continue to show you what's happening on the farm. Flower farming doesn't stop. Stay healthy and be positive. Well there's a lot more to learn and all have links and photos about Harris lower farm in today's show notes at Deborah Printing Dot Com. You can also find a link to my two thousand seventeen podcast interview with Johnson here. The full story of Harris Flower Farm. There let's jump right in and welcome. Janice I know there are some great takeaways. That will help encourage you today. I am so excited to be speaking. With chanice Harris of Harris Flower Farm and Genesis. A return guest. Hi Janice Ida Brown. Thanks for joining me via skype like we're all doing these days. I mean it's a great that we have this technology that we are know what we would have done. That was the Spanish flu time I would be writing you. Have you writing you a letter and hoping that the pony could get it to in two months? Oh my gosh well. Janice has agreed to be our special guest today and are stories of resilience series. But she's also wearing another hat. Which is the Canadian regional director for the ASEF? Chevy Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers. So did I say that. Right Janice. Is that the title. Yup I have the whole country. I represent the entire country. That's a big region and I just flooded express how appreciative I am for partnering with ASEAN Sponsorship of so flowers content and programs. It's it's a really great partnership and there's so much to learn from the people who are leaders in ASCAP. So I I. I'm glad that you're you're bringing that point of view as well to this conversation so chanice. You are in Saint Thomas Ontario Canada year. What zone is that? We're like our hardiness zone is like six A. I'm we're right near the lake. So we do have the lake effect on. That warns us up if you're looking Canada like we're in southwestern Ontario which is like if you were to go straight across the lake from Cleveland is where we are so that helps put it on a map for people who don't know the geography very well like geography. So well as I said you've been on the podcast in the past but it's been a number of years and I know everything's changed in the current climate but just just to give everybody a snapshot of Harris Flower Farm. Can you sort of describe under normal circumstances? What was your was your scope of what has been your scope of What you grow and what your services are true. So this is our Twelfth Year growing flowers But as actually my second year full-time flower farming. I quit my off-farm job. Two years ago. Two fulltime flower farming so Going into our off season We have been at our one local farmers market since the beginning So we're go- returning hopefully returning there while and then We do a lot of weddings in our area. So we do mostly alicarte wedding so it's like they're not big onsite installs or anything like that. And we're just doing the personals end the centerpieces and that kind of stuff but we do a lot of weddings in our area. We do There's a couple of farm stand markets in the area that are like like vegetable frog stands as it. We wholesale are bouquets at There is another farmers market in London. Which is a bigger city? Arthur US We go there seasonally and we do some floor of sales to view of Larceny area We also Do as listing. I'm like oh my gosh produce much. I know kind of tired listening to you. Do you have a say. We do bouquet subscription so we have a seventy five people in our case subscription so. We do twenty five bouquets three weeks of the month. And there it's a monthly subscription. They get six months of flowers And then We do some design workshops on our farmers while we were lucky to build a workshop space that holds our walk in cooler and we can also invite people come to the firemen. Do on farm walk around. The farm. Picks lowers make an arrangement. Take it with them now. That's all you do all that in and three kids and my husband nine on that. So yeah we do. It's crazy it is a family enterprise and I know you said your parents are nearby so that that is at least babysitting support. Well more than that too I mean. They're they're farm. Is One road northwest so we bought my grandparents farm? Eleven years ago They are my parents. Are One road north of us. We grow on their farm. They're semi retiring farmers. And so now I mean. Mom does a lot of my seating and a lot of my seeds starting in greenhouse work We have the infrastructure of their farm with To heated greenhouses and other hoop spaces. Though it's really like we're we're constantly at our farming. Are firmly grow on both arms. It's really all of us together on us while what a gift. That's amazing Jen. Okay Janice we are in. I'm talking to on April fourteenth. Easter just happened. And we're kind of in this new era and I really was fascinated to see some of the things that you were doing too. Well first of all you've got all these flowers. What are you GONNA do with them? And Give us an explanation of where. What are you under a stay at home? Order in Saint Thomas Organ in the province of Ontario was. What's the climate like All of Canada is like essential. Businesses are the only ones that are to be opened and then So nobody is open to go into stores. There is still online ordering and delivering And then also They I think last week. Just got Closed up like a curbside thing. So it's mostly just delivering and essential businesses. That are open so most people are using that delivery option for like Khun Groceries. Our food from the restaurant or that sort of thing like take out. Food is Delivery I might be able to pick up deliver. We haven't ordered anything in can do. Of course you have So you can go get groceries at the grocery store They're like restricting. How many people are allowed in others? Lineups insisted I But it's mostly stay home unless you have to go somewhere at if this was any other year would you already be harvesting and selling flowers at the farmer's market or is it a little early our farmers market Opens Mother's Day weekend so in a few weeks. is open but we planned Because last year and this year and I think a couple more years coming Easter and mother's Day fall in Tulip season are who Tulips EPA going Since I think was March twenty fifth or twenty seven they've been going for a couple of weeks now So we ramped up. We planted more. Because last year we got blown away at Easter time So ahead of our markets we have always had and I forgot to mention on our list of where we so. We have a farm Flower Cart at the end of Arlene. So it's a south serve Drive by pick up option that we did last year for Easter and like we were like filling it constantly people were lined up in the lane. Way Getting the flowers the that there was going to be a lot of demand free so we planted more be ready for that And they bloomed perfectly roosters fewer supposed to exactly and then did okay so the stand. It probably wouldn't be permitted because the pickup is kind of off with farm in agriculture. We could probably still put the cart at the underlying way but I'm not encouraging anybody to leave their house. Like leave to comment pickup ours ours at the farm I don't want you on my farm and I don't want you leaving to come and get the flowers a your life. You're kind of thinking about the health and safety of just your family but also gear customers like that's just going to add another set of exposure risks and I don't. I'm not sure like the flower car would be really hard to manage with online orders in that cast of. I don't want to be accepting cash. Brian lower part. So I think it would be more hassle to try and manage An online pickup of the flower car at the end. Elaine I think mostly because people are used to our flower car being self serve pickup. Don't have to order it so I think if they can't saw out there and stop buying them. They're like wait a minute. Why can't I buy any of these? Yeah Yeah just kind of lead to more frustration. Probably so yeah. So I don't know like a month ago when when this sort of became a reality of the fact that the corona virus was going to alter business as usual. Did you just go run through a bunch of options for what to do with these? Tulips that are exploding in your greenhouses like what was your thought process willing. We knew that like okay we The flow of the tulips are going to be blooming and I know the input costs that I've put into them and We saw what was happening with the Flower Auction in Toronto. Where like bigger growers than me? And growers who only sell at the wholesale market were getting can orders cancelled and things were happening. I was I saw that happening so I wanted to help as much as I could. Even though I mean I can't fund the Flower Industry Right one step at a time. I wanted to help These other growers that I knew and Also work with flowers of mine like I had my own flowers going so I thought okay if we work together to get these flowers out. The first time I posted I was like. Oh my gosh just sold out so quickly. How did this happen? And so then I kept thinking. Okay how can I do this my whole thinking this whole way along as I'm not trying to like take over the flower world. I'm not trying to Make millions I just want to make sure that our flowers are getting out and if I can help other growers get their flowers out to these people want flowers. And I'm going to do it as safely as I can as like responsibly. As I can so you I didn't realize that. So you're creating a way to online channel to sell flowers to basically your followers and customers who've already know about Harris Flower Farm. I'm sure yeah we're has been so humbling. I mean seeing the orders. Come through I see the names and I know the people not like these are just random names. I know these people and I'm just amazed with their support and their backing US and helping us like a lot like the delivery so the first time I did deliveries. I was like okay. I'm just GONNA put it out there do deliveries way fine. While I sold those orders ban. It was ten and a half hours of delivering wall. And was this like three three weeks ago or so the yeah yeah and I was like I can't do this. I keep. This is crazy So then I decided okay so if we put it out. I'm going to do. Saint Thomas and a couple other little towns in the area on one day and Nando London in a couple of other little towns on the other day so I wasn't an hour of deliberation farm farmer apart right. This is like another job on your resume that you never had before. He's not as well as online sales and Delivery Logistics and Janice. So you'll I mean I'm not. I'm not complaining about this at all. The hard thing is like I'm totally like honored by what people are doing for me but it also has made me realize that. Say if I put one hundred and fifty bouquets on a website one hundred of them are within twenty minutes on my house. Think hundred of them are going to people in. Saint Thomas which is not any different than we would have at a farmer's market farmer's market I would take one hundred and fifty briquets to the farmers market in Tacoma. Sell THEM ALL. So that's why it's not like I'm looking at this is it's not really different is just. I'm still selling my flowers and getting them out. I just have to get them to people instead. It's logistical like brain pain. I can just thinking about how you're doing this so you post on online on your online shop and can I just read this to people what you have on here kind of blew my mind because I've got it spring at cheer up a bouquet ten dollars and then you say Nevada beautiful photo of Beautiful fresh plump Tulips ridiculous and I thought maybe Narcissus and the you say help help local flower farming families who are working together to bring you cheer. A bouquet made up of locally grown in season flowers cheerful complementary color mix. And then you talk about the availability you ask people to put a bucket or vase with water out for delivery so just like on their front porch and say we are a one person delivery team we can only deliver to these locations and then you apologize in advance if you can't If they don't live in that location and and it looks like you're just like getting people clicking every week to order and You know that's a great price. Janice I mean that's what I was marveling at before we started recording. Like how are you making any money on this? Well now the thing to like. I mean I've always in this goes back to like my parents end with their parent. Organic vegetables and their thing was always their slogan for the business was affordable organics families. Wow so it. I don't want to be elitist. I don't want to be. I don't want someone to be deciding on. Should I buy groceries this league or should I buy flowers like I mean? Even it's not that like our market bouquets for the summertime are always fifteen dollars they have in that for probably three or four years. They've been fifteen dollars. So it's not that much different than normal I'm still like even if it is a lot of people. Don't get to choose what bouquet. They're getting y'all they might get a bunch of all tulips in a bunch of ten stems. Tulips for ten dollars at a dollar stem is still okay. Right Right No. I appreciate that and I I appreciate that. You are supporting fellow farmers who maybe don't have that retail channel that you do Secrecy some some of the things that you're buying from other farms to what augment your product and I mean that's the whole thing along the way is that like I mean I want to support with other families and I want I want to bring also like realized how it is so important to have that connection with your customers like the ones who are wholesale people they just sell to the market. They never see the end person whereas I have that connection with the families that I went to. I think I went to four other growers that I've been to four other growers one of the first things I asked them for was to send me a family pitcher so I posted that on our social media so people can see that we are families too. Were not it's not. This huge corporation has not whatever they sell thousands and hundreds of thousands of stem. Some of them but they are still a family on his still. They still like all of them posted pictures with their kids. So they're all young people with kids with families away are all just trying to be farmers which is what we WANNA do. We want to be able to L. are flowers to continue to be in business for the next year. I think that's so so authentic and that message is conveyed so personally a and you're vulnerable when you put the put it out there but your customers are probably so encouraged to see that they their purchase can help you keep agriculture going in their corner of Ontario and and there's a human a human behind that bouquet and I think that's really special for people who are trying to do for people who are listening to this. I think probably the situation could be replicated anywhere in North America. I mean I know that every at least in the US every state has got a different set of rules. Sounds like Canada is a little bit more consistent in their policy. Making but what? What advice would you give people for how you're handling the deliveries? Because I think that's the that's probably the connection point the most risky right. Yeah and I mean I'M A as I'm talking about this until you I'm not advocating for I mean I'm I'm not telling people to do this right trying to put myself on a pedestal. Either saying look at what I can do But like with the deliveries. I mean the online shop. We already had online shop. It wasn't wasn't selling daily wasn't telling like I posted on there to sell subscriptions for things like that and I usually had like Arrangements or something like that on the level but We had that in place so it definitely just have increased from what it did before so then with the challenges with it when they come in than I have to print all of these orders and then divide them up into the areas and then we have downloaded a really great Route like figuring out APP landing up It's called circuit full. What you just put the addresses in an plans to your drive. Wow Yep yep tells me how long it's going to be how many kilometers it is and then When I'm out in the van I go tell them what address I need to go to and then when I get there I clicked on and then it test me where to go to the next one. The coolest thing is when it's like this is like three doors down or whatever like delivering on the seems really cool. Yeah Handy Oh that's Great. And then you're you're a you have all the bouquets in lick buckets in your van and then you're just pull it out and go put it on the porch right. Put It on the porch. Hopefully they have their vase outdoor bucket and they've been really great about that which was awesome So then if they don't have some grocery bags in the van with me I put the UK in and then I on their order. They give me a phone number that I can either tax or call them there and then I leave so I don't make any contact with them and like I. Everyone says to me all you could hire somebody do that or people volunteer say. I'm not doing the go and deliver for you but I want to make sure that I can keep my family but then also my customers and also if someone was out delivering for me i WanNa make sure that they are safe as well. So that's why I'm taking that even more on my shoulders to do myself because then I can like honestly say to myself at the end of the day you know what. What did I touch today? Outside of my van and I can say nothing. I touch nothing my today. Right even a bathroom. Why put in the APP. I put my address back into it so I can loop around to come home to because there's not. There's not restaurant so honestly that's right. Feel for truckers and. I never want to be a purolator. Driverless obviously need to have your own film crew following you around bladder reality. Show be interesting so we we just had Easter Week. Did you see an increase in demand? I'm I'm kind of thinking good. I put a cap on it to like. I'm you how much I was going to be able to produce with my flowers and the flowers that I was getting from the other growers so I didn't. It wasn't unlimited. I mean I put on the website. How much how many I in reality deliver In the two days so I delivered on Thursday and Saturday last week. I think it was two hundred five ks that God sold So there was an not was like I delivered five hundred hours on Thursday about the same on Saturday so again. It's our it's not. This isn't easy money it's not like I'm just like sitting here collecting all his money or anything. I'm working my phone off for it. Yeah I feel like at the very best. You're breaking even and covering the cost of all the bulbs last fall but there's something to be said for just Giving those flowers a home at cost rather than you know dumping them in the compost pile which were just crushing. Wow so what do you anticipate for the rest of spring? Do you think that sort of this? Maybe your new reality through Announced yesterday that I'm doing another twenty eight days of like stay home order pool so that takes mother's Day so I am terrified of another day right now I think that not either mark. Better be your backup driver right. He is yes I've already. I've already briefed him on your honey. Guess what Yeah. Yeah and he has not laid. There has been a couple times where it's like. You know what that one is like twenty minutes out of your way which we like that one but like not one is a bit out of your way while I go deliver lack which is great. I Love Him. He is is definitely a big help. He's been laid off so he's home at a new lower farmer. That's I don't as well But I I have a friend. Who's a photographer? And her husband got laid off and she's teaching him how to do real real estate photography like let's let's learn a new skill via. He's always been involved always been part of it. He worked off the fire But I mean when he gets home from work in the summertime. He picked sunflowers until dark. And then our phase that the market Thomas so it's not new for him mischief new that he has to do it all day. Right Oh chanice. What an ordeal I. I know that we talked earlier before we started recording that like everybody has to sort of make their own personal choice about what their level of interaction with the public is what their level of marketing is and I feel like you're wearing. I think where they want to be seen after this too. I mean I feel like I can do this with integrity like I feel like what I'm doing is not different than I would normally do like. It's not it's not like I'm ramping up doing tons and tons of sales I am still keeping it authentic to me. I think into our family a I would love to be able to have a red flower cart for sure And so that I don't have to deliver it but I just want I want to respect. What our government and people are telling us don't WanNA bring out To come over. Yeah no I think I mean it. Sounds like this is something that at least for the next month whistle be It will continue as new crops. Come on and You are so community based that It's not like you're trying to develop new markets here just serving your existing market right and it's the same with like the floor is not like. I'm getting tons of calls from fluorides that are looking for flowers. It's like right now in supplying to which are not new accounts for me not new people. They are people that I've worked within the past the one that worked with in the last couple of weeks. They have a delivery company as part of their flower business. So they were not doing it. Totally another because we still have to keep separate. Alec has but her husband has been helping out and going and picking up the flowers from the other growers in their big transit van. So we're working together on not and both like supporting each other. But it's not like I know that she is going to be there after this. I know she isn't like I kind of have like my hurricane and pandemic file Whereas they know that the I know when I see them calling. It's like you only call me when there's a hurricane or now when there's a pandemic ally because otherwise they'd just be going to the auction but at least at least they call you right. Yeah so I WANNA keep it. Close in like our There's one of the Farms Dan Markets. That's like a little grocery store They blew me away this year. On how many Like Pussy Willows. They were taking pussy willows way earlier than I would normally be selling stuff but they wanted them. They were able to sell them. So you're selling them there and then at translated into tulips other taking lots of their So it's a lot of community and I'm finding that the biggest thing is like it's really a community thing. We are working together to keep all of us kind of well. Thank you so much for sharing this. It's just A. I will share a link to your website so people can kind of see how you have it set up but I think your instagram feed. Has Some of the real behind? The scenes photos reveal Janice on the road. I we'll have to have you make a like a mix tape playlist so we can hear the music. You're listening to when you're driving around. No I can't because I have to listen to where the things telling me to go shoot. Oh you and that you are an intimate with the voice of that APP. It says like I am and then she tells me I'm going the wrong way. And then Oh my goodness that so stressful. Oh my gosh well I will I. I wish you really well and I appreciate you sharing your thought process and I think it will. I know it will encourage other people who are kind of in the throes of figuring out what to do with their flowers and their community and And I think you to remind people is like this doesn't like you don't have to stop farming like there's nothing to stop you from putting flowers in the ground. I mean are receding schedule has not changed from a month ago or two months ago to now. We're still planting just as much as we normally would an because of all the weddings. Different things rescheduling. We have to think about the other side of this. Like if I was just totally shut down there would be nothing on the other side of this and I have to be optimistic about the other side that there will be something and there's lots of flowers. I'm going to probably be putting lots of commodores on the van. But that's that's how we're going to to keep going as best as we can. That's really point. So mid mid to late summer into fall demand will have been so pent up that I think you're onto something there that the farmers better be ready to. Can't you can't miss the schedule? You can't Like if we don't plant sweet peas or whatever. We miss that opportunity. We don't plant lizzy. Anthony moment needs to be miss that opportunity so the whole year right and I mean I don't want to have two thousand twenty as just like a a write off year. I want it to be that we were still going because I mean we have to still be going a year from now when all of these weddings are rescheduling and all that we have to still be in business so we have. I don't know I think that's maybe like a farmer mindset and growing up like generations of farmers just. There's always next year like I mean. There's always you're going to keep going and you're gonNA keep pushing through and keep growing everything you can because no matter what things are. GonNa Happen again next year and I mean deal with that. Yeah exactly. Wow okay. That's great advice and just a great reminder that We are going to get to the other side and I. I look forward to hearing that. At some point you can lay in a hammock and have lemonade. That's the thing I mean we still. We were still in the one of the biggest things that I am really proud of is what my my nine year old said a week ago. He said they should call the happy virus. Because we're all together and we're all doing stuff together and we're having so much fun so I mean a while I'm on what a what a. What a wonderful child. I love that kind of puts everything into perspective. Oh tennis thanks so much for for sharing your story. I really appreciate it and I wish I was There the flowers. I guess I'll just have to watch them on your social media feed. I can't wait to see you in person again. Have some yes it take care. Thank you so much. I'm so glove. Agenda was able to share a moment of her time to record our stories of resilience segment for you best wishes to you. Janice mark our next sponsor. Thanks goes to. Johnny's selected seeds and employing company that provides our industry the best flour herb and vegetable seeds supply to farms large and small and even backyard. Cutting Gardens like mine. Find the full catalog of flower seeds and bulbs at Janis seeds. Dot Com. Okay let's pivot to another inspiring conversation. It is wonderful to welcome Emily Watson. Back to the slow flowers podcast as our featured guest five years ago when. Emily joined me for an episode. The timing was auspicious. She was in the throes of pivoting from her small cut. Flower farm operation called stems cut flowers to a wedding design studio which she named after Wisconsin state flower the Wood Violet after five years focusing entirely on designing couples and ceremonies. The land is calling. Emily back and she's agreed to discuss. Entrepreneurial thought process as her businesses again responding to market opportunities. Here's a bit more about. Emily excerpted from her website. Emily is a farmer florist and small business owner who calls Milwaukee home with an education in biological conservation and background in both floral design and landscaping. She started cut flowers in two thousand eight with a little land borrowed from her grandparents. Farm in East Troy Wisconsin. Emily envisioned that stems cut. Flowers would sell to Florus and at farmers markets and maybe supply and occasional wedding. Well the idea of occasional weddings turned into a nearly every weekend occurrence and is soon became evident that emily was running two separate businesses. That's when in two thousand fifteen. She officially established those two businesses and launched. Her Floral Design Studio being that would violet is Wisconsin state flower. It seemed an appropriate name for a business. That is focused on using locally. Grown blooms stems cut. Flowers continued to grow and mostly supply flowers to the wood violet studio. Well VISIT DEBORAH PRINTING DOT com to see photos of emily and her flowers including some of her two thousand nineteen weddings featuring Wisconsin grow flowers from her farm and others farms all also have links to all of Emily's social places. Let's get started Welcome back to the slow flowers. Podcast with Deborah Printing and I am so excited today to welcome a return guest. Emily Watson of two businesses would violet and stems cut flowers in Milwaukee Wisconsin. Hi Emily Hi Deborah. Hey we were just chatting before we started recording that you were on the podcast. Five years ago I in March of two thousand fifteen. I can't even believe it. That's just it just shows what what's how busy we both been that. We haven't done anything since I know I know. Life is crazy That's so great well At the time when I had you on the PODCAST. I acknowledged that you were an early early supporter of slow flowers. In fact I went back and looked at my notes when we launched so flowers dot com the directory which was the only thing. I was doing back then. You donated to the Indie Gogo campaign as one of our first supporter. So I wanNA knowledge thank you so much for being part of this movement but the thing is you've been farming in growing flowers quite a while right over ten years. Yeah Yeah I actually started my first flower farm. My first business in two thousand eight about six months before the housing market crash. Oh well that's an interesting context to talk about in light of where we are today. Well Emily let's get a snapshot of what would violent is and baby. Describe that business and I know I in mentioned that you have to businesses so we'll get to stems. Cut Flowers too but give us a picture of what's happening in in Wisconsin and in Milwaukee with would violent I. I started with violet about five years ago and at that time I was growing a lot of flowers it became pretty apparent to me. Is that People around here. There are enough people around here who wanted a different option for their wedding flowers mostly so I sort of started taking on a lot of weddings and over the last five years. It's really really grown like grown to the point where I decided I had to cut back a little bit so a few years ago. We were probably doing sixty or seventy weddings. Summer this coming summer I only really planned to do about fifty. Maybe fifty weddings. Obviously it's not gonna be fifty weddings now. 'cause ten of them have already been postponed till next year and really gotten pushed off till next year later this year if they're allowed to happen so of the fifty that you had booked up twenty either rescheduled for later in twenty twenty and At ten of gone into 2021 yep well I mean you look I look at your beautiful website at. I see that you have a team and you've got a whole operation for designing flowers for wedding. So this is really matured. Probably beyond. What you envisioned. When you first started you know it really did I think I had a vision and then it kind of changed along the way and I thought it was going to be big. I kind of intended at one point to go like full service brick and mortar deliveries plants for sale retail thing. I remember that we talked about that may be studio. Was maybe going to be a retail shop. Yeah Yeah and then I just decided it. It allows you to do some things that I would like to do with my life but ultimately I'm not a person who enjoys working in a retail setting so we the last last summer and then this summer we pretty much cut it back to just weddings and meant a handful of bouquet deliveries here in their flake. You know if it happens to work out I see. Yeah so it's sort of like on a case by case basis if someone asks you for a happy birthday book or something. Yeah Yeah. I've got one woman who texts me. I don't think I've ever even met her. And she'll just randomly texting and say. Do you have time to do some flowers this week? Oh and I'll be like. Oh no but I could do it in two weeks. I was like cool like she just wants to send them to her friend. Oh that's so that's wonderful. I love that well. You are obviously long established in the community and you talked about the fact that the demand was growing. And you pivoted to weddings What do you attribute that to? Is it? Just that Wisconsin is kind of really kind of I don't know pro local state anyway or or Milwaukee at least or was it a combination of that plus the aesthetic. That people wanted for their weddings. Yeah I think it's kind of a combination. I don't necessarily know how much like rural Wisconsin Still really gets it. It's a lot of people who are farmers or around farmers But I think Milwaukee got kind of a cool underground thriving arts scene and there's kind of a lot of people here And I think that they were looking for some different options at the time and I and they still are a lot of my customer bases also people who grew up in the area and then maybe moved to Chicago or New York or California or wherever and then they come back here to get married turtle too aesthetic in other parts of the country. Yeah but they're finding you and realizing that your your mission is to have as much local Much local content in your in your designs. Anyway right right right. How much of what you're doing now in your designs. Are you growing That's a really good question. I could probably look back and figure out I would say maybe fifteen percent. Okay is what I'm growing and I would probably say that about another fifteen or twenty percent I buy in from Kennecott through California wherever But for the most part. It's me shopping with other local flower growers in the area. Yeah I think on your wedding page. You said something on your about page you. You mentioned that for any given wedding. You might be sourcing from you. Know to to ten other flower farms to get them design elements that you want for that particular Palette or whatever. Yeah that's cool Okay so I want to just stop and kind of put a pin in this because We had you on the park. I had you on the podcast in two thousand fifteen because you had made a pivotal decision to move toward weddings. And you prior to that. You had mainly been flower farming and dabbling in wedding. Says that is that kind of how how you're thinking was going like I. I can't do both. I want to go deep into one of these. But it'll the money's in weddings. Yeah Yeah pretty much was that and so that that's gone on now for five years and that where you were growing that land that you were growing Is that still where you're going now? The previous When you had just stems cut flowers. Yeah Yeah it is. It's my GRANDPA's home. Basically he owns a lot of land and he won't right more to me. I've got a half an acre fine. I over it. There was a time when it bothered me. Asking it to expanded. He was he would keep you at that half Acre. Yeah because it's like it's a happy that nobody else use it right find. Just give it to me but then when it came time we kind of wanted to buy some land from him at one point. He's not selling it's a whole thing and it's one hundred percent at peace with it. Ultimately when he dies the farmer will get sold at auction. And I don't really want if I'm going to buy land. That's not the land that I would buy anyway. So it's fine but it incubated your farm in a beautiful way. It absolutely didn't. It definitely gave me a little leg up. 'cause just to find land is daunting especially on a small scale around here. How a lot of the farmland needs to be sold in like twenty and thirty Acre increments. Anything smaller that is kind of residential and usually falls under residential zoning. Okay so he that farmers in East Troy. Where IS THAT IN CONTEXT MILWAUKEE? It's about forty five minutes. South West occur walkie. Okay Okay Well. You are at a new A new decision making point and I invited you to come on the PODCASTS and share a little bit about where you're at now in terms of your onto your floral entrepreneurship. Had maybe you know what some decisions are that you're making right now? 'cause I think it will encourage people out. Maybe help people think about their own. You know their own businesses. Yeah Yeah it was. Maybe about two years ago. I started to get frustrated with the fact that I was having a hard time. Sourcing enough flowers and enough of the flowers I wanted for all of my wedding said lined up and I kind of started talking to some other smaller growers in the area at that time And they all kind of ramped up their production and some of them have changed how they do business But then again last year I was extremely frustrated with just the fact Lake fairfield flowers had been in the area. There's another grower in the area. That still is but fairfield banded a couple of years ago and nobody really stepped in to fill. That need right all those. All those farms kind of are just individually doing their own thing now right. Yeah and some of them are doing it. I feel like a lot of it is really just in the Madison area where you can get the flowers so for us. That's I don't know hour to an hour and a half drive depending on which fiber you WanNa meet icy. Yeah it's not exactly convenient to Milwaukee right so you had this kind of this void that you saw wasn't wasn't supplying your demand so clearly other floors were probably feeling the same way. Yeah I think so and I think that for me. My business has really been based on locally grown And I became frustrated and was getting a lot more stuff out of California than so but then I also reach out. I'll reach out to six or seven different small glow growers and spend a day. Just sourcing flowers for a wedding. Whereas I know other florists aren't going to do that if they want locally grown and they can't get it they're just going to go to Kennecott and ordered all from Kennecott they're not really gonNA put an extra effort to source locally owned so it really became apparent to me that we need more high quality dependable locally grown flowers in the area and here comes Kelly excited. I should start a bigger and better flower farm. You've been kind of chewing on this idea. It sounds like for a while this. This has been like the seeds started a couple years ago. And then you you had to kind of live with for a while before you decided. Yeah I'M GONNA go for it. Yeah yeah partly. It's the financial situations starting a farm on the scale that I wanted to start. It is expensive. It's a lot of money so I've just been kind of saving and keeping my eyes open for some light end I did make the decision though a long time ago that I wasn't going to move my farm to another like half Acre temporary location so if I do this it's gotta be at least three or four acres preferably more but I've got big plans Well it's an ask you about that. So what is the you know? Land availability when you mentioned that anything under twenty acres is probably zoned residential. Like what are your options for shopping? Around maybe within an hour radius of of Milwaukee Yeah there's some options And a lot of what is available in some of the smaller. Increments is There's a lot of wooded land which obviously isn't great so I've just been kind of keeping my eyes open because I really don't WANNA by thirty five acres right now right. I'd rather have it be close to the city and kind of get a little foothold in and get started before making the decision to buy of land. That's maybe an hour outside of the city but there are some stuff around just going to take a little bit of compromising and figuring out what what I really need. So you're right in the midst of this right now than emily and real time. Yeah Yeah how do you feel about that? I mean we correspondent a little bit before I invited you on the podcast. I feel like your your system to me like this might be the best time to start a flower farm but then again maybe it is the best time to start a flower farm. Maybe you're going to have this year too. If you're able to find land baby have a better maybe better price and you know you said you saved so maybe you can weather this. Yeah Yeah I think that on one hand. It's been nice to have all this extra time right. Now that I should be using to produce wedding right time so I can actually like take my time and slow down and really plan this out and look for some land and maybe I can get a better price I definitely have got money saved up. I started to look for land at the end of last year. But then it just. It was winter time. And it's hard to go and actually look at land so I was like you know what we're going to put a pin in this until April Well now it's April and things seem a little uncertain. I feel a little uncomfortable taking out a loan when I'm not sure. What kind of income I'm going to have coming in this year. So I think I'm just going to Probably waited out another month and just kind of see what's happening. We're going to start doing some deliveries when my flowers come on at the farm which should be in two or three weeks So that should be a decent source of incumbent. I just Kinda WanNa wait wait and see deliveries. Oh so like kind of tear existing customer base. You're going to let them know that you have Weeklies like a CNA. Almost yeah. Yeah we're going to do. I'll do a pickup outside of the studio. I'll just leave stuff outside of the studio otherwise I'll just run like contact free deliveries around. I've had a fair amount of people reach out and ask for flower deliveries. I decided though is that. I don't want to buy in product Surroun- deliveries. I'd rather just wait until we have available right right. Yeah I mean that's your most profitable bouquets of from everything you've cut yourself so with the weather in in Wisconsin is mother's Day kind of the first big flower local flower opportunity. Yeah yeah it usually is. If you've got some hoop houses and greenhouses you can hit Easter. Usually I don't stop. I had a couple of houses and I just stopped with them. It was too much management for me But Mothers Day should be pretty big around here. Wow that's amazing. So you half Acre Right now then you what? What are you talking about cutting like bulbs and perennials? Yeah I've got a lot of these inaugural planting right now. That probably won't really come on until the end of me. But I planted a lot of tulips last year. Because I had weddings lined up for early in the spring right. They'll be beautiful. Hopefully people will WANNA buy these mothers day and then I've got a latte of just random. Perennials I've got a lot of peonies so really realistically in a normal year. June is super profitable for me. We'll see we'll see. Maybe I'M GONNA learn how to dry peonies this year. I don't know. Wow that's I know it's like you're kind of you have some really serious long term plans but then you have to almost manage a parallel set plans for short term just just cash flow and really what I'm looking at right now is scaling back my my new Fowler farm ventured a little bit so that it's a little bit more manageable I still pretty confident that. I'm going to proceed with a plan this year. But maybe it's not the plan. I had set up for myself last year. Right I was. That's what I'm thinking about like. If say you find a beautiful for Acre property within you know half an hour or so from downtown or whatever The reality is you'd have to just hit the ground running to get that implanted out for twenty twenty right like maybe it'll just do. Yeah Yeah and realistically my plan was that I'm going to work through the Farm Service Agency and they've got a ninety day closing period so I already was sort of working on the impression that if I closed if I found something right now and I close on it. It's probably going to be into July Okay so I wasn't planning on doing a wad of planting this year but I was planning on building a handful of big hoop houses and a greenhouse in a barn so that I could do like just be ready next year Where does all of the product this get your infrastructure in there? Yeah but so now. Maybe I'm thinking instead of putting up four who Palestinia. Maybe I'm only going to put up to so we'll the new farm as you envisioned it will re re keep the brand stems. Cut Flowers it. Won't I'M GOING TO HAVE ALL NEW BRANDING? Really? Oh Yeah Exciting. So it is. It's super so new farm. Branding only or will you. Blend would violent and the new farm into one single entity. Nope I'll keep them separate. I'M GONNA I'M GONNA keep with Wood Violet for at least a couple of more years and just kind of see how it goes. I'm kind of just open to whatever the universe tells me to do. They're either. I'll keep running it on a limited basis or maybe I'll hire somebody else to be like my floral events manager. I'm not really sure yet right. But you're kind of in some ways you've always done growing and designing and now it's just interesting to see how it ebbs and flows where you're you're buying from yourself you're selling you're selling from one business to the other is like this vertical operation that is ambitious and we four. We started recording. You mentioned to me that it's really hard to do. Two separate huge businesses without a lot of money. A lot of help like a big farm and a big wedding visit. So sounds like you're in the middle of trying to make some decisions about what's going to take up most of your attention. Yeah Yeah previously. I think that the weddings really took over from financial aspect. I don't I don't think there are going to be people out there who disagree with me on this but I think for the vast majority of people growing flowers on a half Acre and just being a flower grower isn't really a viable financial model for your life right the weddings kind of took over. And it's been fine. I like them but making enough money. Just doing weddings is a hard way to live your life right and just that manage the just the kind of demand ongoing demand of managing clients consultations all about it all it takes up a lye. Spent a Lotta time in front of my computer. Which is never what I wanted to do. No you're a grower. You love getting in the dirt. So Emily when you get going with this newly branded a farm which. I can't wait to find out what that is how do you envision selling? Are you going to try to sell direct to flora's or mass market? Like what you're going to be my plan right now is to hit the thing about Milwaukee is that we've got. It's a pretty. It's a small town so I know and I'm friends. With a lot of the forests and event designers have a similar mindset to me So some of them know that this is coming and they are ready willing and able to buy flowers from your like. Bring it on girl. We need these flour. Yeah yeah they're so excited so I'm GonNa Start with just selling to handful of people who I know and then hopefully I can grow into selling to other florists in Milwaukee but also Chicago is not that far away though. One long long term plan is that I am open to selling to wholesale houses. But we'll just kind of have to wait and see what the financials all of that. I think there's something really remarkable about a farmer florist becoming a you know an expert in growing. Because you're growing your palate. Your selection of varieties everything is done through the lens of a florist. And that's makes you're not going to grow. Generic things are not going to grow commodities. That aren't profitable. You'RE GONNA grow that low value ad that Flores one anyway right the special right and I definitely understand like what blush means dark orange. It's not it's not even like all right so funny early cream and I'm like but that's late yellow actually premiums but not really the nuances. Oh Wow so On the wedding issue came up on the slow flowers virtual meet up last week so I thought I think I'm going to ask you about this because it's just continually you know. People are just kind of in the throes of change and I'm just curious. How did you handle people who had given you? Deposits or You know you had contractual agreements Has it been tough? Or how did you just intentionally handle all those those brides and and clients and couples I am just commuting. Everyone's contract to their next to the new date. Okay so I sort of decided after a few people came in like first of all I just I feel really bad for these couples physician that Aaron so I wanna do everything I can to help them but I also already put a lot of time into these couples so I don't WanNa just feel like my time was wasted and have them hire someone else absolutely right so you can't get back. Yeah Yeah and I talked to two of my staff members. And they're all in. I was like you know if this all goes down the way it's supposed to go down. We're going to have some really really busy weeks in August and September. And they were like that's fine. Let's do it okay. So we're just double triple quadruple booking weekends and we just know it's coming and we're going to do it and we're GonNa get it done. We're GONNA help these people and hopefully not create any more stress in their lives and their Pellett has to be completely redesigned or their floral selections. They're going to go for like the Dahlia wedding instead of the wedding. That's the one thing I worried about. I signed out just contract updates for people that had listed the new date and then also a note on there saying that like we can stick with the same color Palette and the same feeling. It's going to be different flowers or if you want to just totally change up what you're doing to match with the new date. That's fine too so regardless we're going to have another meeting maybe six weeks before their wedding and just replanted all you're not going to ask for an additional consult fee or design fee for that. I'm not I'm not normally I do. I take my deposit after we have our initial consult and they signed the contract and then we always have a wrap up meeting anyways. Usually it's only twenty minutes so it's GonNa be a little bit longer but that's already kind of built into my process so it's not that much more work for you to do it this way. I guess the other young and I think that shows a lot of talks a lot about your your kind of your commitment to making the successful for your clients even though obviously it it is more time and we offer you one thing. I've heard from people that were kind of freaking out about this. Whole pandemic and their their wedding bookings is that they. They counted on that final payment like in their projections for the year. Those final payments. We're GONNA come in in April May and June and cover some of the you know. Cover the rent or whatever and now and now that's getting pushed out to September as well so that is sort of Maine and no one can ask for that money upfront. You've got to wait until the event right right and I sort of When this all first like a few weeks ago I was sort of looking at it like well. It's not that big of a deal like I'm going to get my money. It's just going to be a couple of weeks a couple months later but now I'm starting to look at it like well. Some of these people have pushed themselves into next year so no. I'm not getting that money this year. Absolutely yeah which is frustrating. But I don't know maybe it's a blessing in disguise was supposed to slow down and plan this flower farm and do it right and get off the ground. Well that's a beautiful way of looking at it and I was just thinking like okay. Also all those tulips and perennials and peonies. That you're GonNa cut this spring you. Can you still have an outlet for selling them versus having them? Just you know get thrown in the compost pile because you also have had time a little bit of time because of your climate to get that figured out before they bring them right. Yeah peonies are a hard sell around here. Just for retail bouquets. Because everyone has them in their yards. I keep hearing that. It's so funny it's like you know what other sort of that in the Pacific northwest to actually emily. There's just such beautiful peonies that people don't realize how special they are and Right I'm always surprised when they go on sold at the Seattle Growers Market and they have lots of wedding that eat up a lot of peonies but it just surprises me. That there's that maybe that pressure on the price. Yeah and that's what it is. They're like oh even like when I used to sell them at the farmers market I would sell them for three dollars a stem and we would sell maybe fifty of them in a weekend. Oh I have those in my yard. Yeah Yeah So. E same with tulips even to a certain degree can be kind of a hard sell. I finally grew doubles this year. Yeah people don't plant so is in their yard yeah you went for the jazzy once. Yeah Yeah isn't it. It's so interesting when I was in Utah last September and meeting with a lot of the flower farmers there and they were talking about the price they were getting for. What single stems of Dahlia's it was? It was like four or five dollars a stem or so. I can't remember exactly but the point that I walked the I walked away from that conversation. Was there so new in flower farming in Utah that are just desperate for local product. And so there's an opportunity to get a better price and that may change down the road. But it's also it's a super regional these issues but yeah and I see a lot of that on facebook and some of these flower farming and floral design groups when people will be like. Oh well. That's how much should cost. If you do your Blah Blah markup and I'm like right bunch of Eucalyptus in California and a bunch of Eucalyptus in Wisconsin have like completely different. Exactly exactly by the way do grow eucalyptus as a as an annual or. I don't I haven't for a few years it just takes so long. Yeah you're getting like six inch stems by November or something and then you just have to weed it all summer long and I just kind of over at the only thing. I'm willing to lead for that. Long anymore is Lesean. `Thus Lizzie emphasis is an interesting one. Because no one could grow it in their garden and they don't really know what it is so I can see why you're putting energy into that. Yeah and especially this year. I actually just turned around and bought some more flats. They're showing up this week But if all of these weddings do actually happened. August and September. I'm GonNa want all the lists. That's exciting. Well you're so beautiful and you talked about being kind of garden inspired but You know the name would violate is so associated with your state. Flower right some. Yeah Yeah Yeah. Yeah they do people think that you did it. Come to you wanting a wildflower. Lok or of the cutty. Describe your aesthetic. I just sort of describe it as sort of a natural garden style. I think for the most part now with instagram. Being what it is people already kind of know what I have to offer before they reach out Which is nice. Yeah I would say. Also it's so driven by seasonality so you get that soft loose look but maybe the flowers just change you know every month But you're able to achieve that. Look what may through. October probably right. Yeah roughly may through October and I'm always a little bit surprised the people have. I mean I shouldn't be surprised anymore. And people always have different ideas of like Lucid Natural. So somebody spokane's wind up pretty round and traditional looking because I think that's kind of where we are in the mid West but some of them are pretty wild so I love I love it all. I love the the variety of people and the variety of things that they like. I love it. You're kind of acknowledging that do still you're not abandoning design. That's still a huge part of your love for for this profession. It's just that maybe the parts that are taking away from the land like the computer work on the consoles. That's what you're trying to kind of phase phase out or maybe have take up less of your time. Yeah Yeah and realistically if I find the right fit I will hire someone. Yeah take over that part for me in the future. Not Right now I still feel like a lot of it is so much of just me. Yeah and it's hard and not like I'm being a control freak just like I don't know how to like take part of my brain and give it to somebody else right right okay. Well that's the job description. We're going to have. Oh my gosh I am so excited to hear what ends up happening and it sounds like they will let me know later on this summer so I will let you and Of course the branding and all of that will be fascinating to see Stems cut flowers has been such a big part of your life for so long. That will be a little bit of a A good by a little sad goodbye but maybe as you pivot to a brighter future as a full-time farmer. Yeah Yeah I'm excited. I know my accountant was like I don't think you need to change the name. I'm like I do. Is I kind of feel like I want a fresh start in so many ways? I totally get that. Yeah no that makes a Lotta Sense. Wow okay well. This has been such a great conversation and before we go. I just have to say we talked about all the things we were. GonNa Touch on. Did I miss anything for you to ask you? I think I think we talked about more than I thought we would all. It's beautiful and yeah. I kind of drill down on those weddings because the wedding questions. Because they've been coming up and I am not equipped to answer them. I know who to ask. And so that's why I thought I put you on the spot about that but yeah no. I think that people are all handling it in different ways I think for me easiest thing is just to keep my clients and work really hard for four or five weekends later in the year. Yeah and it's all about communication anyway right and yeah you're already you're already set up to to give people the information. They need not not leave them hanging. So Yeah Yeah. That's a good like if this would have happened to me three or four years ago. I think I maybe would have had a lot more a lot more stress about it. I feel like I'm kind of setup. I kind of know how the whole process works already. So it's not that big of a deal. Hey you already survived the economic downturn in two thousand and eight. Oh my gosh emily. Thank you so much for talking to me today. I'm so excited to share our conversation with the slow flowers podcasts world and including Maybe getting some new photos That you can share from maybe two thousand in one thousand nine weddings or or what? You're growing I would love. That sounds good. Thanks Tabora okay. Thanks a lot. Thanks so much for joining me today as we heard from both a flower farmer and florist and are slow flowers community. This past week I was able to get out to my garden to start a bunch of flowers seeds. Some directly sewed and some in flats in the greenhouse are nighttime temperatures. 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Episode 027 - Ford v Harris
"So yeah the worst problem is that my wife likes to make a trees so bright that you know the neighbors can see face Welcome back to thirteen politics. Canadian issue served with. She's Chris. My Name's Adam. My Name's Mike and this week I went on Let's say a mind quest. We'll call it a mind quest. Mine Quest Okay. Basically I was confused as to why I like Converse Conservative Party why was a right wing idealist. I couldn't figure out why because every time I look at Conservative Party in the news or anything basically. They're you're doing. I was beating My hath wallowing. Why are you doing what you're doing because it didn't make sense to me? It demand did not up will say and I finally figured out. It's because I grew up when I was a young high school. Student will colored. The Premier in charge was Mike Harris. And don't tell the teachers healthcare to anyways. Okay so I want to find out. Why did I like Mike Harris? And is he the one that framed my point of view and transit a was and that's why I like it and the reason I bring this up is because I I've been very hard on Conservative Party lately in particular The idiot that we call Doug Ford. It isn't chief chief chief of Antero. I Ah I give a politician slack like you can. You can make mistakes. You can make errors but when you continually do the same things over and over again. I'm done with you like we're not having this conversation anymore but but Mike when when there's enough backlash from the public they just roll back. They just opened a gonNa do that anymore. Her purse they sell that they sell to rollback them. Doing a good thing he see. Look we listened. We listened as like Doug Ford Hook so I wanted to do a bit of a comparison between Mike Harris and Doug Ford now. My car is how was listed in I. Newspaper article as the number one premier over the last thirty years for Ontario or in general across Canada. Cross Canada Oh interesting yes okay and with that mind frame. I don't think Doug Ford is going to have that same. Hey I mean and here's the big difference. I'll say this lately okay. We're going to start doing some comparisons here and we'll see how this goes. Does Mike hair suspend politics went since two thousand to two thousand two to those. Yeah because He. He resigned an Ernie. Ernie Ernie eves became the premier the Liberals won in two thousand and three. Yeah so yeah so sounds right. Yeah have you heard from him. I know his name name has come up a time or two about a couple of things but it hasn't been him political. I'm not even talking about about. It wasn't even his name coming up at a news story or something like that. I don't think it was. It's been years. I know that I do remember seeing his name about some sort of like event right but it wasn't like political thing. Yeah Yeah it was not a political thing and the reason why I I look at that because oftentimes you can kind of gauge. What kind of a politician a person is based on what they do in their poltics career? Are they still involved in politics. Barbara or for you know. Did they do what they felt was necessary. And then basically retired. And I F- I I do from this like Dalton. McGinty was like that Mike Harris's like that I mean you can point your fingers at certain things but destroying files the difference in the resignation. Okay McGinty's you could raided. Argue was corrupt yes to know. It Harris resigned because of Walkerton. Yes all intensive purposes. Yes now if if you want to be a proponent of that say will walkerton actually didn't have any Less staff than before his cuts So the problem could what is still happen. Well even if the custom exist okay. Okay you can make that argument. Yeah it's it's a possibility it's is we'll never know you never know where has been good to. You can't really just not the gray area surrounding not necessarily know anyway. So the point is is that you know you don't hear about her and in which is surprising because he should have a lot of cloud and really think right. But there's a there's a really big differences okay. I'm GonNa compare are harassed afford. This should be interesting. Shouldn't it. And we're GONNA play a little bit of a game. We'll see how this works okay. It's not a quiz again is it. Well wait say okay. Okay how. Much time elapsed between when Ford released his political platform for the Ontario election and actually execute and when the platform actually came out actually came up. Did they have one no so zero. The same I think the answer zero. Because there's a lot of people compare to Harris. Yeah they really didn't ever reason poly because they're conservative. I don't know yeah. They really shouldn't be. How long did Harris Harris Pat ferment? For six months I think it was it was a year and a bit. He ended up for a ridiculously long. And that was that that was the platform that kind of became the common sense revolution struck. There's a big difference there like if you look at the comments revolution. You knew it was coming. Yeah I don't think anyone knew what Ford was going to do including Doug Ford Mike Mike. We're going to save ten cents a liter on gas. We were going to have bucket beer. That signing what so don't Fuck Kabeer. sa-duk further premiere before became premier. What it different jobs did he have? That would help him in his new premier role drug dealer perfect. Hugh is definitely accused of doing. Yes yes I'm sorry. Allegedly yes Yeah well I mean he did technically run. The family company did President or CEO. Or whatever. Whatever I've held their father passed away? A yes he was from two thousand nine thousand away because he had to say that he was not because he was running in the office even though we got charged for at at. That's another story for another day. Yeah I was GonNa say what Hell possibly still have ties to the family business. What's a blind trust anyways? That's fine but do you know what Mike Harris did before he was elected honestly no he was always criticized for being a Gulf the trainers like fro. Yeah golf pro go like it was one of the it was or whatever in theon. His Dad owned the business. Yeah so he became he overtime. He took on different roles and one of the roles was that he was a golf pro. He also ran the ski lodge which lost money every year according to him assuming that sounds like golf courses so he they wanted to give you all your rumpus in lost money every year and then they eventually sold the Gulf resort and had just had a ski. He lost didn't make any money so they shut that down but he basically everything including being golf tees being golf pro. But here's the interesting per. He was also a teacher. Yes I remember that. And he was also on the noticing. scored trustees right in this important because of what he did when he became an office when he became the Premier of Ontario. Okay now let's set the stage when Doug Ford took over. What was the economy like? I mean and was it in recession. Oh was it in a growth period. It was I mean I guess. It wasn't a growth period but it wasn't I wouldn't associate it was. It was not a boom right but it was still. It was still in a growth period. Communists fairly stable fairly consistent. Yes what was economy like like when to Mike Harris took over it was a recession. It was a recession. Yes a small recession. No recession yes. It was bad it was pretty much the end. Ep Got Elected in nineteen ninety in the middle of a recession and then they left in one thousand nine hundred five in the middle of a recession. Yeah so yeah. It was pretty the worst idea. Ever furlough the government government employees for low. Wow such I mean yeah. I liked it when I was in. School has great day off Sicily. The greatest problem with that with that kid. I'd like to Bob. Rae was great. I think the problem with Bob. Rae was the fact that he got elected and he was like wait. I got what do I do now. He wasn't expecting to get in. That was I need help over here. So we'll forgive me broadbent on the phone. Let's go back to these comparison showy. Oh here's a question for him. What was the deficit that the Antero government faced when Doug Ford took over? Do you mean the initially reported one or the actual. Both I know Elsa initially reported one was fifteen billion. Yep which the PC party tried to say was larger than that and then when the phone numbers came in the actual deficit deficit was closer to seven billion. Yes so we'll say well we'll say for the sake of argument that will give him a little bit of slack will say it's ten billion jer in the middle. How how much was the revenue for Ontario last year the Revenue Frontier Lion? Like how much money to never looked at these numbers before artistic. I guess it doesn't matter. One hundred fifty billion. It's two hundred okay but I was. Yeah okay so in ratio. How much was the deficit to the Revenue Jenner five percent right. When Harris took office? What was the deficit that Oh in one thousand nine hundred five Cuban that everything's ninety nine okay so the deficit yet deficit? I'm GonNa say wha what could be surplus to. Let's be but it wasn't it was rape but let's pretend there was a surplus. Okay sure okay. What was it I mean I feel like I want to say that it was smaller but at the same time it most likely wasn't so I'm GonNa say twelve billion twelve? You are very close. I believe it was tough and a Half billion okay. All right good about myself okay. But the revenues were smaller. What was the revenue hundred sixty fifty? No come on yes. Fifty billion was the. You're trying to tell me that from nine hundred ninety five two two thousand eighteen. The revenues in this province have have quadrupled back many years. Is that twenty three. Yeah Don Park. I guess it's possible apple. Yeah okay fine all right all right yeah fair enough. So what was that ratio like. Actually believe it was what does that. That'd twenty five percent. Yeah twelve phone fifty. Yeah that'd be. Yeah okay well. I said twenty so when people say that Doug Ford had cut to balance because you know my cares and same thing first of all Doug Ford is not balancing the books. No let's make sure we're clear on that Mike. Mike Harris did balance the books. Now you can make the argument about whether or not corporate tax rates and. I know that this is adamant. I will have this discussion at some point of corporate attack. Rates and Trickle Down Economics and when the not that works or not because a part of common sense Revolution Revolution was that he they did cut corporate rates and US Oh deduct forty cut taxes a little place but you know there's a big difference between when you're faced with twenty twenty five percent deficit revenue. Yeah Day One a question for you. Okay this the questions. Don't stop no fun okay. So when Doug Ford took office did the federal government decrease or increase funding to healthcare and education increased. When Mike Hairs took office did the federal government increase or decrease flooding to healthcare education? I know yes. They decreased the federal royal transfer. The federal transfers decreased in that time. Okay next question since duck for it's been office and he hasn't had a full year and a half mandate yeah yeah has Duxford increased or decreased. Healthcare okay so the question here is in dollars or in percentage of of budget. Whichever one you want okay cut cut so it hasn't been much else? I'll give her four credit. Hasn't men like Abdu drastic. Drastic cut no education so not his funky numbers real number one. What's wrong with the funk? Mike if you look at the numbers on the financial statements they can clearly say yet that the education budget has increased by one point. Two billion dollars over last last year. One point two billion dollars because you have to pay teachers and you want to give people tax credits doesn't count okay increases. You put accounts because it's on a piece of paper it's this is serious business. Alright anyways environment definitely cut when my cares takeoffs did he cut healthcare will he couldn't. They're not wrong. If the federal government cut cut health transfers. The province can't cut health care so so they technically they did know they increased it. Okay you can make this argument. I've heard this argument from people that are against what my care said and they said at that the amount of money that the increased based on the increased GDP compared to increase in inflation does not equal the same as mount of healthcare increase. Right cake they went from like seventy billion to twenty four billion right for years but still creased it. Ford is the League cutting it. Yes Yeah K.. Education Harrison. I mean I know I know by the look on your face that the spending technically was increased. The the thing is is that all the news stories at the time were talking about how How the Harris government I think what was it cut over a billion dollars from education at the time and and especially around the time of the of when the teachers strikes happened in Nineteen ninety-seven write the stories at that time was that was that the funding cut was was in excess of a billion Leeann dollars? That's because they're cutting teachers salaries 'cause meme when okay. I can't think about it. I'll get back to them. Second Kate. What about the environment? How did Hairston Fiber cut well. Did they not start. Well maybe not that early I was GONNA say did was it. Was it not the PC party that started the green belt. What was that the liberals I don't know I don't know to the the very they cut the vibrant horribly? It wasn't even close. They're like That's the one we're GonNa Candle is and they did they did cannibalize now. Where where the took out cuts because if I have just said that they cut corporate talks with it at the increased health's care spending increased Education spending and somehow got less money from the government. Federal Government that transfers. How did they get this? This -CCOMPLISH will simply first thing. The Harris did was. He went after the unions as as big as evidenced by things like the school strike. And this is why. Why when the school strike happened when I was in high school? I didn't go out on strike because was like striking because of teachers want money. Go Away we have terrible budget. you like it was. It was just common sense and hating commonsense because it was part of the solution but it was like this. Is this basic math okay. So here's an here's the thing. Okay when Doug Ford took office Did he increased his wages are did he decrease or hold them. Okay so I've read. I read something recently on this digital that technically. MP's their wages ages are still frozen. However because I want to actually because this goes back to This goes back to the thing about the teach with when we were talking about the teachers strike. We were talking talking about the fourteen percent increase right so that increase was not given to. MPP's as a whole. I guess there was there. Were thirty one specific specific. MPP's that received that raise and it had something to do with not like not like secretaries or or like assistance to the minister or something like that. I can't remember what the specific positions were received it but that fourteen percent raise was for that those specific thirty one. MP's okay can. I don't remember. I don't remember what that's sub section of people was called whether it was the ministers or whatever but they were given that race but then there was the housing there was the housing allowance so anyways Ingram yes. They increased creased and Harris froze froze problem for five years and where people have issues with Harris Was that you know. He took on the unions and one of the more favorite quotes from that party. was you know there was never a blade of glass. I wasn't trampled by some protests at some point in time during spring because has he went after work fare and welfare. And all that stuff and you know something you can get into whether or not work for it was a good idea or not. It's fine but I I'll give Harris Credit and this is why I liked him so much was that he often would promote an idea. Have a go committee and go. Oh that's a bad idea okay. We'll use that idea and and they would say well. You backtracked Ga.. A compromise is is a problem. I never understood that. Like when he compromise they go after them. I never understood. Understood that To this day I don't get which really is what good government should be about right like you go in with an idea because you want something. So let's say you want to. I don't know You WANNA attack cigarettes. Okay you WANNA increase taxes on cigarettes but you find out that if you increase the taxes on cigarettes too much people stop buying the cigarettes go somewhere else to buy them after committee realized that that's not a good era. Cut Up your only increase tax by half of what you originally proposed That's compromise right. That's intelligent governing right. But that's what they would give him a hard time with because he backtracked on his ideas not compromise on the. DNC didn't backtrack. He's not like he said one thing and did the opposite like what's been happening reading recently. Yeah Okay so when Doug Ford came to power how did he deal with Trying to reduce cost cost for different jurisdictions and trying to be vague. A little bit I was GonNa say you're talking about like municipality municipalities. Oh yes so. There is the Well I there was obviously amending the city of Toronto Act specifically targeted one city and how to Doug Forego `about my way or the Highway Pasta Law and then the city tournament. That's not legal and the lawyers who brought in front of the judge. The judge like your arguments crazy. You can't do that. Ducts at no dating clause. That was caused. You can't fight it now. Ha Ha yes. When Harris took government he also did something think similar right any Magli he monumental but he didn't just among their heels mega million in his own thing like he cut the? MP's down to and his cabinet was supposed to be at twenty five and he got it down to eighteen and he also said I'm going to miss powys. The federal government cut three percent from us. Yeah I'm trying to cut as much as I can. I'm asking to cut three percent from you. Let's all come together. All have to wear a huge recession. I this massive deficit deficit. Let's all and everybody was import More or less at the union. Not because I don't want to target US I don't the unions are battling the unions had to fight for what the represented there the representing a body and Harris. Like you're not getting money and he's like well will. Our legal right is to get money so they had it out. Yeah I feel that a lot of the divisiveness that was produced by not still lingering in politics now which is unfortunate because it's now misplaced Like the conservative used the same rallying. Cry that Harris used correctly as now. Why are you taking on Mike? Yeah Yep it's not we're not. We're not in the same boat in Ontario that we were in nineteen ninety five. No we're not. We're not in a recession. Is there a possibility of recession. The next twelve months. Maybe but nobody can predict these things. Now and other people are like we just weaned to stop deficits deficits and and and we gotta stop the increase on the debt. And things like that. It's like well. Maybe yeah maybe I mean if you WANNA say Harris shouldn't have if cut taxes To promote economic growth the bat the good or bad economic theory from the eighties. That was only ten years in history so at the time time it probably was the best most prevailing thought to grown up economic growth. So he was doing what he thought was right. Now whether it's turned out to be right thirty thirty years game of things. Thirty years of data helps a lot more than ten years of data. Yeah every state. I'm going yeah. Okay now I see why. And that's why when they went on strikes everything like that. It's like when like The students walked out in a local area through the high schools around here like. Yeah but I'm not I don't what are you shaking for. You're you're not striking for classroom cuts because there was no classroom cuts. No it was just. The teachers weren't getting what they want. It well sorry there was kind of a problem with who we elect last time. So everyone's got bite the bullet and the public sector. You heard everyone else to which is. The poster was safe because they're the public sector and AH the unions are very powerful organization's so yeah I find into musing about when you can really compare to Ford Abo- about how many things that I'm like. Why why duckie why? She's not the same the same conservative party anymore. It's already progressive conservatives -servative they're still progressive conservatives. They haven't changed their name in the provincial parties. Whenever I had hopes for Jason Kenny and I don't have so much which hopes for chasing me anymore I really did? I don't I don't think Schiff I don't think he should have listened to believe people are good until they proofing repeatedly Rabin fully. You almost like whom you sick. I shave the seventh time. Grout the more I find it a book Kenny. Yeah just like Kenny What do you do so now that we've now that we've pivoted a bit now that we've had a bit or now we're talking about the now we're talking about the Conservative race to at the bottom as it were between Ontario Berta because this is current news. Yes the war room. The war room came public relatively recently and and calls themselves the Canadian Energy Center And they had this logo which is like a light blue circle with these little like Chevron shaped things that are white. Okay okay so. This logo was made by a company called lead anchor which mysteriously came out of the ether on April WPRO first of two thousand and nineteen with their website launching on April literally like three weeks before the election may or wasn't even less Sunday at three like within three weeks of the election so one of one of the things that they've done or that they did apparently is made this logo for For the Canadian an energy center except they basically took a company's pre existing logo. I WANNA say the company was called is called like site Finnerty city or something like that which same circle same chevrons but there are circle is like kind of multiple shades of blue and the chevrons are green in other words otherwise the exact same logo foreign funds. Yes got to go. After those four thirty for thirty million dollars we have have to go after those foreign funds. I know I know that this was I know that this was Harris Harris. v Ford when we started talking about the race to the bottom. I figured the way on the race to the bottom of the bottom. I'm Ford still way on front. Come on it's not even close. He's he's been. He's been the premier for a year and a half for each. He does head Kenny's head eight months. You still not as bad I you well okay I guess like there's a lot of things can asa mess up before you. He'll catch up the Ford. He has a screw with the unions yet. Patience when you run on no point when when part of no I was GONNA say when part of your platform in Alberta is about the fact that the end EP is running deficit upon deficit upon deficits. And then when you release your first budget after being elected did you run a deficit. That's larger than the last deficit that the previous government Ra- ran on or released. Maybe your campaign shouldn't have been about deficits among other things I don't. This is the part driving about conservatives when right now is the fact that they consistently consistently run deficits. I guess my problem is is that I want to be fiscally responsible I think a lot of people do. That's the that's the part of the Conservative Party that I think a lot of people like or like to when they were fiscally conservative. They're not fiscally fiscally conservative anymore. I know I don't know when this happened. Looking Harris he increased healthcare and and education when everyone else was cutting. Yeah I can tell you and no one cared I I can tell you now more so you had. It started at the Federal Party. Like there's certain I think there are certain progressive. Conservative Party's provincial parties that are probably still somewhat similar to the old progressive conservative. This started with the Federal Party the started with the merger of the reform and PC's which makes no sense well except for the fact that who is on the run deficit episode those two party. I mean when the conservative under Harper they did run those they ran those pretty serious deficits now again. We went through the biggest recession sessions since the Great Depression I have problems in a recession government. Spending money yes. That's the time to spend exactly absolutely. I agree with that. And that's not the problem. That's not the problem that I have. But it is this belief structure that the conservatives kind of converted to because of the fact that at the time the merger happened happened the report while Canadian Alliance but whatever. The Reform Party was the stronger of the two. And since that time there's people people that were involved in that party that have branched out. Jason Kenney was a part of the federal government under the Conservatives under Stephen Harper now he's the premier of Alberta what what kind of politics especially from a financial perspective. Is he going to bring to Alberto. Probably the same kind of financial perspective that they had as as a federal government. I feel like I feel like a lot of the issues that we have with with any of the current conservative provincial parties that are in power when it comes to financial things and saying that they're not fiscally conservative anymore is because fiscal conservatism changed. While Harper was prime minister. Mr a lot of things changed when harbor was minister. And I'm not. I'm not saying that it's all his fault by conservatism in Canada as a whole changed the town and mind you I think conservatism around the world has changed. similarily by Canada has has a very specific brand of conservatism. And it certainly changed and because people in the party at that time now are in different places in different governments around the country tree. We're seeing it spread. I guess it's still progressive. I guess that's the problem. I'm still a progressive conservative. I supposed to just being a conservative right exactly. And it's just I mean boggling. It's it's fiscal conservative fiscal conservatism but social responsibility to some hard to right. It's not even hard to do cutting taxes. I can understand the logic on cutting taxes. Yeah but it'd be interesting actually crunched numbers on these days. Like I said I'll do for them inert it's GonNa take fifty more spreadsheets. God probably more. No I don't WanNa know without take in like that's the big thing like Harissa versus forward. It's not close us. Like when Harris did something he did it there was a re rationale behind what he was doing so he wasn't cutting education for the sake of cutting education education. Heating cut education cut teachers salaries basically as I know. You're not getting more money. Yeah I'm not getting more money. I'm cutting everything you've got to cut to feds cut. We cut municipals cut. Everyone's got cut. Yeah sorry one thing again. Maybe maybe you could argue that. It was a fiscal conservative thing to do I would argue. It wasn't but it's one of those things that governments do all the time. And that's the sale of you know crown assets as it were so the foro seven. But that wasn't Harry was wasn't hurt. I was Harris selling the four hundred. Well sorry ninety. Nine year leasing the foro seven was about whatever yeah no no in harassment mistakes harass me. Mistakes are for some for some was mistake The Spring Bear Hunt was a mistake life when he slashed the nurses a mistake and a lot of the stuff. Have you actually talk. If you were to get him talking. You would find that. Yeah he agree with you. Read like there's a difference difference dip with us to pick difference. He's not saying he's real time. Unlike Ford Yes who can never be wrong even though you pointed out to him for entrance face right like his perch thinks. Oh we're just going to let people go way through at doesn't work no and you know it doesn't work as you were a dental once. Yeah Louis Missouri. The first time what is it going to many different this time around. Yeah it's different because when it failed the first time he wasn't technically the one running it his brother otherwise now he's running. It's going to work because he's got a bigger golden handshake. That's right. Here's literally credit forward. Yeah he's out because the mega city. Yeah the axiom. Allegation of Toronto. Yeah Cassandra Fort. Wooden is listed the way he did. No I mean with the mega city at most host. He would've been the mayor of tobacco right. which would have been a lot more small-scale yet so no one would have cared all right? That's a Harris. v Ford heard at Al Close Close Silva. So what you're saying is we need another common sense revolution no we. Don't I guess you're right. Let's good I mean but just so so things are better now right no ward. I'll take the ninety five economics over Ford. I know I figured I want I just had to. I had to any irresponsive. I knew it would be funny. That's all right so many better pre options to elect Oh and forgot that's because he cheated on he's nominations. Yeah whatever I mean what's a little cheating and then amongst conservatives mm-hmm I know we're going to do a whole bunch of names to the voting rolls how about Ip really was your name. Dan Dan what's your name Saul last name night. Y- Harris good for but yeah that's the end fight us on it anyways. Thanks for listening. My Name's Adam Mike. We'll talk to you soon. Cantero great again join the Common Sense Revolution.
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The presidential candidates. We went to Oakland, California and sat down with Senator Kamala Harris to talk about her White House, Ron. House speaker Nancy Pelosi, and the chairman of the House Judiciary committee, Jerry Nadler, they say that we're in a constitutional crisis because the Justice Department's not turning over the full unredacted Muller report and the underlying materials, do you agree or are we in a constitutional crisis? Probably are. I mean, listen, a constitutional crisis is defined as generally when the the system that we set up with checks and balances when each of the independent Coequal branches of government fails to performance duties, and I think that we are seeing a breakdown of responsibilities. We saw last week in the bar hearing. We're seeing it in terms of a failure to comply with subpoenas now being a member of the United States Congress in the Senate. I am seeing up close where the there is a failure to respect the significance of Congress's duty to perform a role of oversight over the administration over the agency's. I'm seeing a failure to appreciate the importance of testifying. Before congress in a way that is straightforward and truthful. So I think yes, I think it is fair to say that we are looking at a crisis not only have confidence, but potentially a constitutional crisis. Yeah. President Trump as you know, slapped higher tariffs on Chinese exports on Friday morning. Dialing up pressure for a trade deal with the Chinese your leader. Chuck Schumer tweeted earlier this week saying, quote, hang tough on China. President Trump don't back down. Do you agree with leader Shimon that President Trump's during the right thing when it comes to the Chinese that part of the failure of the administration on foreign policy as a general matter is that this president, and this administration have failed understand that we are stronger when we work with our allies on every issue. China included, China's an ally, no meaning working with our allies to address China in terms of the threat that it presents to our economy. The threat it presents to American workers. American industries, but we, but instead this president seems to believe in it has a preference for conducting trade policy economic policy foreign policy by tweet, and that's irresponsible. It is a display of of of a president who thinks that. I I apparently that unilateral action is better than working with the friends to address issues that not only impact our country, but impact the globe. And I think it puts us in a weaker position as a more broad manner. President Trump on the campaign trail in two thousand fifteen sixteen and as president says trade deals in this country by democratic presidents, and by Republican presidents have been tilted towards helping corporations and helping Wall Street and to tilted against the middle class and the manufacturing sector. Do you disagree with that premise, I believe that there is? No question that over many decades, the rules have been written in a way that have been to the exclusion of lifting up the middle class and working people in American working families in America. And in fact, that's why I'm proposing that one of the things that we do to address that is that we reform the tax code in a way that will give middle class working families that are making less than one hundred thousand dollars a year a six thousand dollar tax credit that they can receive it up to five hundred dollars a month. But on the subject of trade, it doesn't sound like you disagree with the president on his premise on his general argument that the middle class keeps getting screwed by these trade deals, and he's trying to renegotiate better deals. I believe that we have got to have policy that better protects American workers. And American industries, I believe very strongly that we have to have policies that understand that as it relates to the issue of trade as it relates to the issue of various countries, including China, which we just talked about. That we have to supply and equip the American worker with the skills and the resources that they need to thrive. Not only survive, but thrive trade has been drawing some dividing lines in the democratic field when it comes to NAFTA. For example, Bernie Sanders, one of your opponents attacked Joe Biden, another one of your opponents last week saying, quote, I helped lead the fight against NAFTA Biden voted for NAFTA. Who was right on NAFTA. Biden Sanders, I'm not going to choose the two of them vote if NAFTA I would not have no, but it for NAFTA. And because I believe that we can do a better job to protect American workers. I also believe that we need to do a better job in terms of thinking about the priorities that should be more apparent now perhaps than they were then which are issues like climate the climate crisis, and what we need to do to build into these trade agreements. We saw another deadly school shooting this week, Colorado. Cory Booker has called four creating federal gun. Licenses which would require fingerprints an interview and a gun safety course, opponents of this a would essentially create a way for the government to track gun owners. Would you support a federal gun licence? I like the idea, but you know, Jake, I'm gonna tell you on this issue of the need for gun safety laws. We're not at any loss for good ideas. People have been having good ideas for decades on this issue. What we're at a loss is for people in congress have the courage to do something we an, and you know, I'm gonna tell you on this subject were not waiting for the the worst tragedy because we've seen the worst of tragedies including what just happened this week. And and and seeing the heroism of a child who we now mourn his loss. His parents only child we're not waiting for tragedies. And we are not waiting for good ideas. Universal background checks. Check. Really good idea. You might wanna know if someone has been proven to be a danger. To themselves or others before they can by lethal weapon were waiting for congress to have the courage to act. So let me tell you what I'm proposing. I'm proposing one that if by my one hundredth day in office when elected president of the United States, the United States, Congress fails to put a Bill on my desk to sign with all of the good ideas or any of the good ideas. Then I am prepared to take executive action because that's what's needed. To do specifically for anyone who sells more than five guns a year. They will be required to perform background checks on the people. They sell them to and this will be the most comprehensive background check policy that has ever been had in our country thus far. Executive order. Yes. Yes. He can. I'm also prepared to say and to direct the ATF to remove and take away the licenses of gun dealers who fail to follow the law and Jake ninety percent of the guns that are associated with crime have been sold by five percent of the gun dealers. We need to take their licenses away. I think the last time I saw the town hall. I want to ask you about something you said that night, you said on stage with me and January that when it comes to private insurance, quote, let's eliminate all of that. Let's move on. Now, you later said we don't need to get rid of all private insurance. So let's clear that is. Well, we were together. And you'll remember and the tape. That were you support the Bernie Sanders Bill, which has sensually Medicare for all. But I really do need to clear up when it happened on that state. It was in the context of saying, let's get rid of all the bureaucracy. Let's get all of the not the insurance company. That's not what I meant. I know it was interpreted that way if you watch the tape I think you'll see that. They're obviously many terp relations of what I said what I meant is. Let's get rid of bureaucracy as a. No, no, no. It does not get rid of insurance. It does not get rid of insurance. And and listen, and let me just tell you where I am. Let's say where I am. I support Medicare for all it is my preferred as a possible not Bernie Sanders. Bill. I support the Bill. Okay. I support the Bill is the Bill gets rid of private insurance for everything that mental insurance cosmic surgery, but for all volunteers. Okay. It doesn't get rid of all insurance, but for all a central healthcare benefits. But why asked the question why the question it's the answer to that question is because Medicare for all and the vision of what it will be include an expansion of coverage. So Medicare for all will include vision, it'll include dental it'll include hearing aids, there are a lot of members of unions, for example, who like their private insurance plans that have been negotiate on their behalf in want that replace well, listen, just tell you something. I completely agree with? Those those members of organized labor who have negotiated for plans and have in in those negotiation processes processes often given up what could have been higher wages in exchange for a higher coverage for healthcare. And we got a we have to dress that it's a legitimate concern. Which must be addressed the Bill also says, quote, every individual who is a resident of the United States is entitled to benefits for healthcare services under this act, not every individual who is a citizen, but every individual who is a resident. So you support giving universal healthcare Medicare for all to people who are in this country illegally. I may just be very clear about this. I'm opposed to any policy that would deny in our country any human being from access to public safety public education or public health period. They right there. We have more of our exclusive interview with democratic presidential candidate Senator comma Harris, including why she says this. I'm gonna win and I fully intend to win. Hiring used to be hard multiple job sites. Stacks of resumes. But today hiring can be easy. And you only have to go to one place to get it done ZipRecruiter with their powerful matching technology. Ziprecruiter scans thousands of resumes to find people with the right experience and invite them to apply to your job. Ziprecruiter is so effective that four out of five employers who post on ZipRecruiter get a quality candidate through the site within the first day and right now listeners can try ZipRecruiter for free at this exclusive web address ZipRecruiter dot com slash so too. That's ZipRecruiter dot com slash S, O T. You ZipRecruiter, the smartest way to hire. Welcome back to state of the union. I'm Jake tapper. We are back with more of my exclusive interview with presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris and her response to question. Some progressive voters are raising about her record. Let me ask you about your record as a prosecutor. This is the truancy initiative is something that you've had to answer some questions about which threatened prosecution for parents of students who miss too much school. You told a story in a two thousand ten speech about a homeless single mother with three kids working two jobs. He send under your truancy initiative, her children's attendance improved and you dismissed charges had filed tighter. Now, can you explain to people who are skeptical? Why threatening her with jail time was the right way to handle that problem? Well, it was more about getting her the services that she need that. She didn't know was that she needed didn't know is available. It was more about putting pressure on the school district to do its job. I learned that over eighty percent of the prisoners in the United States are high school dropouts. I learned that a black man between the age of I think it's twenty and twenty five if a high school dropout was two-thirds likely to be in jail have been in jail or dead. And so looking at the. Issue. I realized that there is a very direct connection between the issue of truancy, and who will end up in the criminal Justice system. So the first thing we did is go to the school district and say, what are you doing to get these parents the support they need to get their children to school every day? What are we doing as a community, and it is because we put those resources into this initiative and put the spotlight that I was able to bring to it. Frankly, we were able to improve attendance by over thirty percent. Not one parent was sent to jail pushed for a statewide law. Right at state wide. And people were thrown into jail under that law. Not by me, not by you. But you supported the law. I supported the law that this is what I supported and our initiative was that in the in the here's we're going to get in the weeds. But give me the patients of time. Explain it when I was looking at the issue of truancy, I realized that when we define truancy we defined it as three or four unexcused absences, your Trewin, I was saying his that were missing up to eighty days of one hundred and eighty day school year. So my point was why isn't the education code recognizing that what ended up happening is by changing the education code it. Also it by reference then was in the penal code, and then that was an unintended consequence. And if I could do it over again, I would have made sure that it would not have increased penalties or the ability to prosecute anywhere in the state to prosecute pants because that was never the intention, and it was never anything that. I did do you think that I mean you hear this more than I do? But I hear from democratic votes. Progressives out there, they they say they learn a little bit. They like you hear about you. They like you. They learn more. And then they say she's a cop. Look look where I come from. That's not pejorative, but in some communities, it is I listen, this is how I feel that. I am acutely aware of the impact of the criminal Justice system on communities both in terms of what the criminal Justice system can do to rightly make sure there is consequence and accountability. When a woman is raped when a child is molested when one human being kills another human being, and I will never apologize for prosecuting people for those crimes, I am. Also, acutely aware that we have a criminal Justice system in America. That is deeply flawed has often been informed by bias and is in need of severe reform, which is why my entire career. I have worked to do both. We're just thirty miles away from the Facebook headquarters. Chris Hughes, a co founder of Facebook published in the times this week calling for the tech giant to be broken up because it's a quote leviathan that crowds out entrepreneurship and restricts our consumer choice. Do you think Facebook's monopoly should it be broken up? I think that. Facebook has experienced massive growth in has prioritized its growth over the best interest of its consumers, especially on the issue of privacy on there is no question in my mind that there needs to be serious regulation, and that that has not been happening. There needs to be more oversight. That is not been happening mine the especially during my years as attorney general California, one of my greatest areas of focus on this issue has been on consumer privacy. They have not been adequately informing consumers about where they are relinquishing their private. They haven't been great corporate model. But does that they haven't been great corporate model, you think they should be broken up? I think we have to seriously take a look that. Yes. I mean when you look at the issue there, essentially, a utility. Like, they're very few people that can actually get buy and be involved in their communities or society, or in in whatever their profession without somehow somewhere using Facebook. There's it's very difficult for people to be engaged in any level of commerce without so we have to recognize it for what it is. It is essential utility that has gone unregulated. And as far as I'm concerned. That's gotta stop Anita hill wrote in a new opinion piece this week, the, quote, if the Senate Judiciary committee, led then by Mr. Biden had done its job, the cultural shift we saw in two thousand seventeen after metoo might have began in nineteen ninety one. I know me too has been animating issue for you. We've talked about it before do you agree that Biden didn't do his job? And if he had done it properly, maybe we would have had this reckoning whenever twenty five years ago. I think there's no question that that committee did not do right by. The hill or any of the other women, which is that committee led by Joe Biden who are prepared to come forward. He said it himself, and I agree with him. Let me ask you a question. I've been speaking to a lot of your supporters and a lot of your would be supporters who like you people who like you and do want to hear criticism constructive criticism that they have offered you don't really have a choice. You have a camera, right. The whole nation is one. But of course, I do like the prosecution. These are Democrats. They liked the prosecution you offer of President Trump. They don't know that you have a satisfactory answer for why you why should you be the nominee? Yes. We get it. Trump shouldn't be the president. But why should Kamala Harris Senator commonly Harris be the nominee? Right. Why should you be the nominee? Well, let's start with the fact that I love my country. I love my country, and we are better than this. But let's be more specific we need on that stage. Someone who has a proven track record of leadership. And I say what I'm about to say not as a criticism of any of my colleagues and friends who are also running, but we need someone on that stage was a proven track record of leadership. I have served as a leader in local government in state government, and in federal government, and this has to be more than somebody who can just give a beautiful speech. It has to be somebody who knows how to lead you've been critical of the pundits who have been talking about electability. And maybe some people think it's a code word for we need a white, man. I don't you haven't come out and said that directly, but but some people think that way. Why are you more electable than the others? Why will you have a more stronger likelihood of beating Donald Trump, as you know, when you go out there, the one thing Democrats want more than anything is somebody who will win. I'm going to win and I fully intend to win. And I will tell you that the voters in my experience are smarter than a lot of folks give them credit for the voters. And I know this in my experience having run for the offices. I've run for when I was the first in every one of those positions when there was no one like me who had done the job and people would say, oh, they're not ready for that. Oh, no one like her has done it before. Oh, it's not your time. Oh, it's going to be a lot of hard work. And I didn't listen. And as far as I'm concerned, my track record on this issue tells me the voters are smarter than hearing and listening to all that noise. What they want is they want somebody who has a genuine interest in representing them as opposed to self interest. CNN poll potential democratic voters about which candidate they want to hear more about their top answer was Senator Kamala Harris Harris will open up about her family and her mom next. Hiring used to be hard multiple job sites. Stacks of resumes. But today hiring can be easy. And you only have to go to one place to get it done ZipRecruiter with their powerful matching technology. Ziprecruiter scans thousands of resumes to find people with the right experience and invite them to apply to your job. Ziprecruiter is so effective that four out of five employers who post on ZipRecruiter get a quality candidate through the site within the first day and right now listeners can try ZipRecruiter for free at this exclusive web address ZipRecruiter dot com slash so too. That's ZipRecruiter dot com slash S, O T. You ZipRecruiter, the smartest way to hire. State of the union. I'm Jake tapper more now from our exclusive interview with presidential candidate. Senator Kamala Harris, we met the California Senator in Oakland where he was born. And given that today is mother's day. We asked her about the influence of her mother who passed away in two thousand nine. This mother's day weekend. When you're when you're back in Oakland. You must think a lot about your mom, and and miss her a lot a lot. How did she inform? How you how do you see the world? How you how you live? Head the strongest influence on my life of anybody. And you know, my mother was she was all five feet tall. But if you ever met her you would have thought she was seven feet tall. And she was the most loving and nurturing and tough all of that one. You know, she was someone who you know, she had two goals in her life. She was a breast cancer researcher and her goals in life or just to they were very direct to raise her two, daughters and end breast cancer. You are a mom step. Mom. Call you, mama. You wrote an essay about this about your about the step. Kids. Yeah. We decided that it was a collective decision that the word stepmother has been adapted by Disney. That's not necessarily a great word. And and so they call me, mama, LA. And we have it's a we'll be together for mother's day. And they are so spectacular. And they're just, you know, they they're they're now coal is now working graduated college L is still in college. And you know, during these moments of the campaign is just always wonderful to step out of the campaign and step back into real life. And thing I enjoy to do most anything is click Sunday, family dinner and just have everybody around and you get along. Well with your husband's ex wife. I do we have a very modern family. We joked that it's almost two functional. Kirsten who is my husband's ex wife, but my friend we joke, but you know, it it might be a little bit more comfortable if it were slightly dysfunctional actually highly functional in fact, sh for thanksgiving dinner. She came to thanksgiving dinner with her mother and my family, and there we were one big family and in very long table. And it was great. Campaign is something of a family affair two years. Your sisters the campaign man is the chair of the cafe. So would there be a position for Maya on the in the Harris administration? We gotta get elected. I. Actually, volunteering on the campaign. And I think that you gotta I do what's right in front of you before you plan that kind of stuff. So let me ask you a question about. But I think given how hard she's been working on the campaign, and is probably one of the most one of the smartest people on the campaign. And certainly the most hardworking I think she would probably want to break after the campaign. To the Bahamas or something like that something a little bit more rest. Let me just ask you about California because we're in your beautiful state right now. Obviously you're going to face some competition. We have Joe Biden campaigning here going to fundraisers, Pete Buddha. Judge was just here going to fund raisers there on your turf. I mean, I know congressman swallows also running for president too, but from California, but do you? I mean, are they interlopers or is this state locked up for you? Do you think nothing's that for me? And I'm going to work hard to earn every vote everywhere. It's a big state of forty million people. I have been privileged to have been elected by the people of the state three times statewide for attorney general re election as attorney general in the United States Senate is the third one, and I am competing for every vote. Just like I always have because as far as I'm concerned, you got an earned the votes. What do former staffers of President Obama think about vice president Joe Biden's, twenty twenty Ron well, it's complicated. That's next. Tired of spending hundreds of dollars for prescription glasses. Our friends at Zanny optical offer, a huge variety of high quality stylish frames and state of the art optics starting at just six ninety five. You can get multiple frames with this great pricing for less than one pair. 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The president has put a lot of stock in his personal style and his personal relationship, for instance, with Kim Jong on this has been a rough week the US seizing North Korean cargo. Ship North Koreans Kim Jong firing a second missile test. Is it working? Well, I certainly supported the president in the summit. I think we needed to try something unconv-. Mentionable? I was in the White House in the past when years after years after years, the what we've done in the past has failed. That said I do think we need to draw a line in the sand going forward. The North Koreans need to come forward with full disclosure and a time line for denuclearization. Or we need to go back to maximum pressure. But the president needs to be able to come to the congress. He's be able to go to the American people at the end of the day. If we do have to go to a military option, which would be horrific and say, I tried everything I opened the door for diplomacy. I opened the door for economic progress from North Korea, and they simply didn't step through it. But at the end of the day, we also need to realize North Korean nuclear engineers and missile engineers or not on holiday right now, they are progressing that program. And at some point we have to say, we tried and Nuff and go back to fully token, the regime, economically governor, the problem is is that there doesn't appear to be any consistency. Across the administration, you've got Bolton and Pompeo prescient pressing for more sanctions on North Korea. And the president tweeting out. I'm with him, which means I'm with Kim Jong UN, it's not working. So you have no consistency nor do you have a long term strategy. Now, I grant you these are difficult issues. Right. But it's true. Not just in North Korea. It's true in Venezuela. What's the long term strategy beside regime change, and if you're not going to get regime change, what are you going to do what's the long term strategy in Iran regime, regime, change, or what I mean, it just doesn't appear that this administration has a strategy beyond loud bluster. Whether you were on the Senate Foreign Relations committee, I believe where are you? Now. Armed services armed services. Well, what do you make of all this? Is there a Trump doctrine that you can understand? Yeah. I think there is. I mean, I think the president in almost all of these cases has started out based on his campaign promise to try to reach out to people and do things differently and try to develop good relationships, but you have to give him credit. I mean, he walked away from the summit in North Korea. When it was a bad deal. Right. He's he's sees this ship. He's saying maybe it maybe this guy isn't the guy we can negotiate with. He's thing. He did. He say he said this week that that maybe he he's not gonna follow through with with these. He's given people a chance to do the right thing. And he's learned he didn't like Barack Obama wanna deal so bad that he gave everything away like he did in Iran. He's stepped away and he's done the same thing in in the China trade deal. I mean, he's he said I want I want to be friends with China. I want to make this work, but he's willing to say. No if they don't follow through. And that's that's a pretty good doctrine, in my opinion. What do you make of it on there? I think you are describing what you hope he would say. And what you hope he would mean not actually what he's done what he's done is take the side of a dictator repeatedly. What he's done is turn his back on life long people in the State Department people in the military that are giving him advice and take in the word of Putin taken the word of Kim that doesn't seem strong to me that being said, I was all Ford, you know, out of out of the box foreign foreign policy out of the box thinking, but has to work, and it has to work in reality. Not in the imagined reality that we that we wish we had from this president. Meanwhile, so those are the tensions going on the international stage, the president facing a lot of pressure domestically speaker Pelosi, and the chairman of the House Judiciary committee, Jerry Nadler's saying that we're in a constitutional crisis. Take. Awesome. Certainly, it's a constitutional crisis. We're in one because the president is is disobeying. The law is refusing all information to to to congress Trump coding us to teach. He knows that it would be very device it in the country. Madam mayor if the president is disobeying the law, according to Jerry Nadler shouldn't Democrats begin impeachment proceedings? I mean, isn't that their obligation? If that's what they believe. I think impeachment. I think Pelosi is right. And she's a Baltimore gal. So I always have her back. I think she's right. He's going. He's going the Democrats towards impeachment. But I don't think it's constructive. I think the Democrats have much more work to do to put issues on the table that are important to the American people this close to the election. Think if we were if the Democrats were going to hold this president accountable, we would be doing more than just talking about the fact that it's a crisis. We'd be acting. And I also think that if we had a congress across the board both sides of the aisles that actually believed in American ideals of democracy of transparency that we would be helped by Republicans, and that's not being that's not happening. We'll let we ask you does it bother you at all. I know you don't favor impeachment. But does it bother you at all that the White House is not complying with subpoenas? Just as a matter of principle, j I certainly don't wouldn't describe the executive branch and the legislative. Ranch disagreeing over document production is a constitutional crisis. I just spent two weeks at home in north Florida. No one is talking impeachment. No one is talking Russia. Russia russia. They are talking healthcare. They're talking infrastructure. They're talking these big national security issues, and they're frustrated that once again, you know, it's such a bubble here that everybody is at loggerheads and not dealing with the issues that they want dealt with. So I think the Democrats have a real choice today in twenty twenty one to look back at accomplishments like bringing the NAFTA deal to the table and to the floor, which they refused to do right now or do they just want to continue to tear try to tear the president down? When the investigation that we also breathlessly waited on for so many years was very clear about no collusion. And just one more point. We do have to draw a bright line between no collusion and in from the campaign to the Russians versus the Russians attacking our constitutional system and attacking. Electoral system, which they absolutely are doing. I let a bipartisan letter asking for the investing asking for that BI to brief us, the Florida delegation on penetration on the penetration into our electoral system, and we have to stay focused on that because that is our democracy under attack. I notice though that you did not answer the original question, which is you've got to be troubled as a member of congress that the president is lawless in not responding to not just subpoenas, but bringing his people before him or the tax returns that underlaw are required to be produced. I'm saying this because turnabout is to happen and congress do you have a residing on the president to open the door to the executive branch and allow his political to go be mulling moat room with being lawless? Okay. Oh, it's not. Yes. It is. Okay. Committed to the the words of the constitution as long as we have the. We have these fights every single administration whether you're holder or whether it's now, but that is not a concept whose goading who. Yeah. I mean, Democrats are the ones goading the president. I mean, it's not the president the presence reacting to the Democrats over the top not not doing what? Goading him at three o'clock in the morning when he's furiously tweeting their go to him by making these requests and by make even keep keeping up. This this focus on. Try try try to do on your attitude. Right oversight is in custody. It's a constitutional crisis. If the if they take it to court and the court says, Mr President you have to you have to turn them over, and he doesn't then it's a crisis. But right now is Jacob good. I do I do want to say though, I mean, I'm four months into this. I'm on the armed services on the space committee. If you close your eyes, and those hearings, you would not know which side of the aisle that the questions are coming from is very bipartisan. It's very focus. I do want to give some sense of positivity that not everything that's going on Congress's judiciary oversight that we are doing trying to do the work, particularly the work involved in defending this contract. I will say though, I agree with you on this is that people out in the country want us to fix the problems of the addiction and talking. You do that. Once I think you can walk and to gum. I do because that is what time do chewing gum and poking someone in the eye. And let's say the president is the poker and chief. What are you here in Baltimore? What do people in Baltimore want from the congress? We want. What it's interesting would we were talking about the election earlier, we want what mayors are doing getting things done on the ground. We say that there's no Republican way to pick up pick up trash it has to be done this new democratic way to fix the pothole. We want government to work for the people it serves. So when we see congress constantly fighting these constant debates as if that is something it's frustrating. So that's what I'm hearing. We're not again, we're not hearing. Osha bran. Before we go. Thank you, so much imagine mom imagine being a writer on a political comedy show. Trying to come up with the most outrageous presidential plotlines, you can imagine. And then imagine seeing those things actually happening at a rally the cast veep on their series finale tonight next. Further reduction. The cases we gotta find who wrote this. No, we do that. We find the killer. This science defined out. Police used Luminol a chemical which glows when it comes into contact with the iron component in blood that drama, but where was the rifle, and which man was telling the truth forensic files. The legendary true crime show is now a podcast. Join investigators as they take on the toughest cases with cutting edge scientific tools. Subscribe now with apple podcasts with new episodes every Monday and Thursday, you'll never miss out on getting your forensic fix. Tonight HBO series, veep, perhaps the sharpest funniest political satire of our time is saying goodbye after seven seasons. And if you've been noticing some similarities between veep world and the real world while you're not alone. It started as a far fetched political satire. Oh my God. That is so great for me and the country. Yeah. That's what I meant. Now that it's in its final season HBO's, veep has started to feel a lot more like the most precious show on television take this moment from last Sunday's episode. How do these diseases get into America immigrants yet? We don't have to kill all of them. And then on Wednesday. President Trump almost seemed to be reading from Joan Ryan script at an event in Florida. But how do you stop these people? You can't this. That's only the panhandle you could get away with that state as the cast and creators of veep told me at the ninety second street y in New York City this week. This is a trend. They find concerning. Even Jona Ryan has the good sense to be able to not all of them. Like some of the dumbest dude on television is smarter than what's happening. In may two thousand sixteen before Donald Trump was even the Republican nominee veep envisioned a president turning the world upside down with an errant and reckless tweet. We did a president tweets story at which point. You went running down the hall like with your hair on fire. The president is tweeting. She's tweeting. And it was funny and shocking and on heard of these days measles cases are hitting their highest levels in twenty five years while around the same time on the show Jona Ryan has an anti vacs campaign platform, and there's an outbreak of chicken pox. Literally was a headline in CNN yesterday about a kid who is suing. So he didn't have to get the chicken pox vaccine catches, the chicken pox. We don't want these things come true. We sit in a room trying to think of what's the craziest stupidest thing that could ever happen that we don't have to worry. We'll never happen. And they're coming true. Hourly. Congratulations to the cast and creators of veep. Thank you so much. I should note that CNN shares the same parent company as HBO happy mother's day to all the moms out there, especially to the ones in my life. I love you up next an interview with a former Facebook co founder who now says the company needs to be broken up. Stay with us.
Israel Daily News Podcast, Wed. Jan 20, 2021
"Hello and welcome to the israel. Daily news podcast. I'm your host. Shanna pulled. I'm here to give you the headlines so you can get caught up quickly. You're listening so you're already on top of your game. Survive and thrive people knowledge. Is the best weapon. Today is wednesday january twentieth twenty twenty one which means today's the united states of america gets a new president joe biden and vice president kamala harris. I'll be heading into manhattan in just about thirty minutes soon to get the street. Feel from new yorkers so this broadcast is going to be a little bit brief. Because i have got to hit the streets and see how new yorkers are feeling about biden. See how they are feeling about israel. Us relations and all of that will be coming to you in tomorrow's episode. But in the meantime you can follow me on my facebook and instagram pages. Where i will be live posting going live for the jerusalem post as well for which i am a freelancer. I am going to be writing and on camera on the jerusalem. Post facebook page today. So that's going to be exciting. I'll be in midtown. i'll be uptown everywhere. So catch me on social media until tomorrow when i will be broadcasting what people have to say about the inauguration it is a historic time to be alive in a unanimous decision. Tuesday night prime minister. Benjamin netanyahu's cabinet approved his proposal to the current nationwide lockdown by ten more days. The closure has been in effect since january fifth and was supposed to end tomorrow night on thursday however with seriously high infection rates reaching more than ten thousand new cases on monday which is a first since march. The cabinet has decided to extend the lockdown until january. Thirty first even though israel is leading the world with its vaccination campaign inoculating more than two million israelis so far or around twenty percent of the entire population. Cova cases are still rampant health. ministry officials. Say they believe new more contagious strains of covert are to blame for this with the british variant accounting to thirty to forty percent of these current infections. This is the third lockdown for israel since march of twenty twenty also a new regulation to note. You will officially need a negative cova test from within seventy two hours. In order to enter israel those who can't prove their health status will need to fork over twenty five hundred shekels or about seven hundred seventy two dollars. Of course the world is erupting today as us. President trump leaves the white house and hands over power to incoming. Us president joe biden and his vice president. Kamala harris harris is the first female vice president in us history and the first person of color to ever take this seat as the regime changes in the usa. We'll also affect all the party members and public servants who have been appointed by trump including the ambassador to israel. David friedman the current. Us ambassador to israel will be going out of his position at seven pm. Israel time when the inauguration occurs at twelve pm eastern time and rumor has it that daniel shapiro could be in next. He worked the role from twenty eleven until trump took office in two thousand sixteen. His name is listed with a handful of others who are qualified for this role. Shapiro remains in israel after his seat as envoy was finished prime minister netanyahu praised outgoing ambassador. Friedman calling him the best. Us ambassador yet saying he brought relations with the us to an all time. High and corrected diplomatic injustices within the global democracy. Friedman now has a new twitter account. Says he'll be splitting up his time between israel new york and florida and we'll be resisting taking on israeli citizenship. For another four years in hopes of returning to the political sphere when working for the government. You're supposed to just have one citizenship. So if he has government plans for the future it would be smart not to take on a second citizenship. I'm gonna take a moment away from the news to ask you to support this show. You can send over a monthly contribution if you're enjoying this report and think brings you value and information. There's a link in the show notes on the podcast where you can send a five or ten dollar monthly contribution to support the work. That goes into this. The site is dot. fm backlash israel. Daily news backslash support you can also refer this show to friends or leave a review of it on apple. Podcasts and i would love it if you could follow us at israel daily dot news on instagram as well as shanna fold. That's my personal. Social media handle s. h. a. n. n. a. f. u. l. d. My name has two ends in it. And i'm very sensitive about that now. Let's get back to the news for many american jews. The iran deal which president trump kicked to the curb. Once in office is a very big deal around outwardly threatens. Israel's right to exist and there are questions over whether the country can be trusted with a nuclear program biden's nominee for us secretary. Tony blinken says. If iran comes into compliance the us will too but not without the support of israel and arab ally countries in the gulf region. Essentially he says that before making any decisions about the iran deal and uranium nuclear program he would consult with israelis and other arab diplomats in the area. I'll be following that story. One thing that can't be denied is that. Us president trump and his foreign affairs officials have brought a lot of peace and normalization deals to the table. For israel and muslim countries in the region following the united arab emirates bike rain sudan and morocco. Reports are out that mauritania and indonesia are next on the list or were next on the list but time ran out because trump and his officials are going out of office reports. Say it was just a matter of weeks before mauritania would sign normalization deal with israel. The nation is an atlantic coast country in western africa. Indonesia would have also been on that list. That's an country near new guinea between the indian and pacific ocean and finally something exciting in the historical and biblical world. A fifteen hundred year. Old inscription was found on an old byzantine or islamic period. Building and. The words are in greek. They say christ was born of mary. The section was uncovered in northern israel and announced by the israel antiquities authority today. The building has mosaic. Pavements with geometric designs and tiles on it how cool is that you find something new in israel every day all right. Well that's it for today's news. Today is wednesday january twentieth. Twenty twenty one. Tel aviv has a low of eight degrees celsius and a high of fourteen degrees in chile. That's forty six degrees fahrenheit for the low going up to fifty eight degrees for the high. Subscribe to the israel daily news podcast on spotify or apple podcasts. Or wherever you're hearing it from. I am everywhere. Don't forget to sign up for the israel weekly news rap it's a newsletter with the top five stories coming out of israel from that week you'll also get the cliff notes version of our original stories investigations and interviews. You can sign up by using the link in the show. Thank you to outgoing interns and reporters candice cohen and orien- fit for your contributions to the research and writing. We have appreciated greatly. And thank you to incoming erin rain for your contributions to our top story for this podcast. I'll send you off into the inauguration. Wednesday with flying high by eric crawl. 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Holographic Wills and the Case of Larry King
"Welcome to security mutual life insurance company of new. York's snl planning minute where we share concise and thought-provoking financial ideas for individuals families and business owners security mutual. The company. that cares. Hello this bill. Rinaldi with another edition of security mutuals. Snl planning minute. In today's episode holographic wills and the case of larry king the death of larry king earlier this year and it's complicated aftermath brought to light a term that many people hadn't heard before king had what is called a quote holographic will the term holographic will sounds like something out of science fiction. But where does it actually come from. The truth is that a holographic doesn't use any technology at all. It's all pen and paper. It is a handwritten and une witnessed will and it's a mystery where the name actually comes from. Holographic wills are subject to different requirements and different states. Not allstate's even recognize them. A few states new york being one of them will only accept handwritten wills from a soldier in an active combat zone. Some states require that the entire will be in the author's handwriting. Well others only require that the material provisions such as who is to receive the property being the author's handwriting assuming a holographic understate law in most cases it will be valid only if the author states his or her intent to make this their formal will as opposed to a set of handwritten notes. They must also clearly described the assets covered and the identity of the beneficiaries to whom they are giving those assets and finally the holographic will must also be signed by the author and in some cases it must be dated as well. Legal experts have pointed out that one of the biggest issues with holographic wills is that they are exposed potential fraud because they normally don't require a witness or a notary king who had been married eight times to seven different women left behind a messy estate even by celebrity standards his holographic will reportedly left his estate equally to his five children. Two of whom had died in twenty twenty after the will was written but before king himself died complicating. Things is the fact that king had filed for but hadn't completed a divorce from his wife shawn shawn is now arguing that the will may have been written under questionable circumstances. Holographic wills aren't used very often but when they are it's often because the author is in imminent danger of death and has not already made a will or wishes to change it one. Early example of a holographic will involve the case of george harris a canadian farmer who died in one thousand nine hundred forty eight on the morning of june eighth. Mr harrison formed his wife that he would be out working on the family farm with his tractor and not to expect him back for ten to twelve hours. Tragically while out working at the farm harris. Got into an accident with the tractor and ended up being pinned underneath it realizing that he was now in serious trouble and not expecting help to arrive anytime soon. Harris pulled out his pocket knife and etched his holographic will into the tractors fender. The message simply red quote. In case i die in this mess i leave all to the wife see soul. Gio harris harris did not survive the accident. The fender was later submitted to the probate court and the court accepted the scratched message as a ballot will. As simple as it is to put together a holographic will doing so can cause headaches for the people left behind just as the families of larry king aretha franklin and others most people instead using estate planning attorney to put together their will. If you want to make sure your assets are handled according to your wishes that would likely be the best bet. This podcast is brought to you by security mutual life insurance company of new york. The company the cares the content provided is intended for educational and informational purposes. Only information is provided in good faith. However the company makes no representation or warranty of any kind regarding the accuracy reliability or completeness of the information to help. Reach your goals. You need a skilled professional by your side. Contact your local security mutual life insurance advisor today as part of the planning process. 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Kamala Harris' Rollout
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And that is California's junior Senator Kamala Harris Harris did quite a few things with her rollout that I think are worth noting. If for no other reason than just to show, the kind of sort of fully three hundred sixty degree thought out process. This was which indicates a team behind her methodical steps here. This comes after she did a book tour with lots of media interviews teasing out a soon to come decision. So even though Elizabeth Warren was sort of I. In to the race on New Year's Eve, and she was able to dominate some coverage for the bulk of January due to harasses bookstore. Immediately followed on the heels by announcement. Immediately followed next week by a town hall with CNN's Jake tapper in Iowa, the Harris folks, have put together a January here that has kept her at sort of the center of the conversation. And of course, her day job allows her to do the same when a high profile hearing such as the confirmation hearing for the attorney general nominee William bar occurred. And she has a seat on the judiciary committee. This is all also to say that it may not surprise you to hear that just now we're learning that in the first twenty four hours of her candidacy Harris has raised one point five million dollars in online fundraising loan. I think they're touting average contribution of about thirty seven or thirty eight dollars and contributions online or have come in from all. Fifty states, but you know, one point five million dollars added into the campaign Bank account from just online donations in the first twenty four hours. That's nothing to sneeze at of course, the other thing or some of the aesthetics that went behind that the Harris rollout that I think is worth paying attention to one the very cleared nod to the lineage and history that preceded her the specifically a Shirley Chisholm 's run for the democratic nomination back in seventy two I guess it was so some forty seven years ago, or so Shirley Chisolm was making history as the first black woman to seek a major party's presidential nomination to that Omar if you will some of the same color schemes that come Lajos launched yesterday as part of her graphic look to her campaign hearken back. To the Shiism campaign and clearly also rolling out on Martin Luther King day. This is somebody who is embracing every component of herself as the thing that makes the complete package of why she thinks she is better poised than others to walk away with the nomination and to take on Donald Trump and part of that is being African American that obviously she's mixed race. She comes from a Jamaican father and an Indian mother and uses and tells her immigration story from her own family history as part of the essence of her political makeup. But the symbolism was lost on no one that she went on good Morning America to announce on national television that she was running to follow that immediately by a video that sort of gets at some of the central themes and announces the formal I. Running. And here's why speech in front of supporters is coming on Sunday. The twenty seventh of January in her hometown of Oakland, California, and using the video to sort of point people to that very specific event that was just that is just a week after the announcement taking questions from reporters on her first day showing sort of accessibility for the press and not just trying to hide behind one interview or rollout. Video but out there to take some questions, and where did she take those questions at her alma mater Howard, University, historically, black college university on MLK day. And then of course, take while they're at Howard in her old stomping grounds, making sure to talk with some students. Some Howard bison sports fans the basketball arena there. So she sort of pulled from some key pieces of her identity as a part of her announcement of for president. And yet when she was asked the question quite specifically. How she identifies herself you might think she might have tackled that racially or ideologically. But her answer that got a lot of attention. And a lot of play over the coverage of a roll out was that she identifies herself as a proud American first and foremost, and and so while there will be attempts, of course, to identify lanes of these candidates, put them in demographic boxes, and what have you Comal Harris on day, one did nothing to shy away from the demographic history that she may be making she embraced it. No doubt. But also made sure to put forth the themes of her campaign as she envisions it on day one and what she intends to run on as something that could be potentially far more appealing than simply to women or simply African Americans. That is the point she was trying to make as well as we've discussed, and as you know, comma, Harris is entering a very. Crowded field. Nobody's sort of has a lane all to her or himself in this context. And that applies to Kama Harris as well. What is really intriguing I find at the outset of this race is that in the last three weeks. We've seen five candidates get into the race. Elizabeth Warren Hulan Castro Kirsten gillibrand Tulsi Gabbard, comma, Harris of the five that have gotten it in the last three weeks. Four of them are women that is just astonishing that may not be the end of the list of of women running for the democratic presidential nomination. We have not seen this many women get into a race for president for presidential nomination. So that in and of itself is some history being made on the democratic side before everyone is even in the race. Of course, hearing each of those women talk about that unique status. Is that unique piece of history that so many women may be a part of this presidential field is something that they've all been asked about him. We'll continue to talk about throughout the campaign as I said with her sort of nod to Shirley Chisholm, I think comma Harris was quite clear that also is part of the part of the demographic lineage that she's embracing as a part of her rollout as a presidential candidate. There will be the critics on the left about her criminal Justice record in California as a district attorney in San Francisco as the attorney general for the state of California, we've seen some of that criticism from the left already sort of take place in New York Times op Ed by one critic who's a liberal law. Professor, and then you see comma Harris starting to respond to that and touting her accomplishments in the criminal Justice reform space that she plans to put front and. Center in her campaign, and she acknowledged yesterday when press though that there were some decisions made in her office that she takes responsibility for even though she didn't have as much direct impact on in her hands weren't on it as much as she wishes. They were because she wasn't in full agreement of what came out of her office, though, said again, the buck stops with her, and she takes responsibility for it. So she knows she's not done answering questions for her record as a prosecutor. A despite the fact that she's using this term being progressive prosecutor as part of a calling card in fact, her her slogan of our campaign, comma, Harris for the people that is how a district attorney would present oneself in a courtroom or the attorney general who takes on cases for the people. Of course, the double entendre. There is not lost on anyone, but she is clearly embracing her role as a lawyer a. Public prosecutor as very much part of the fabric of the story of the bag fee that she is going to tell the American people as she embarks upon this this challenge, again, even with some of the criticism on the left clearly a lot of criticism on the right for her being either sort of an empty slate and not at all vetted and tested, which is sort of where the RNC went with its criticism out of the gate, but also for things like her tax plan, which may cost about three trillion dollars in the first ten years to give middle income and low income Americans a tax credit trying to draw real contrast with the Republican tax plan that President Trump signed into law who's been which the benefits of that plan skewed largely towards the wealthiest Americans. She's trying to draw contrast with that. But of course, it comes with a lofty price, tag and outside. Experts say even her plan to pay for it by rolling back some of those benefits in the Republican tax cut plan that passed last year will not be. Go far enough to pay for this kind of tax credit to millions and millions of middle class and low income Americans. And then there are some on the left who say that the plan doesn't care for those that are living in poverty that are not working and receiving a paycheck and paying some taxes, and they sort of get left out of the plan. So again, she's now in the fray and a new role as a presidential candidate. And Harris will no doubt be asked about these things in the weeks and months to come. But for her first day on the trails of presidential candidate teeing it up with that book tour and now moving ahead with a national televised interviews townhall in Iowa big announcement speech in Oakland. She's going to create here some space for her to be one of the top tier folks that gets a real serious look in these early days. She doesn't have that space to herself as Elizabeth Warren and Kirsten gillibrand. Fill some of that. But she is carving out a path at the beginning here where she's going to be a dominant force in this presidential race that does it for this edition of the daily DC. Thank you so much for listening hope you'll tune in again right here tomorrow. Are you interested in learning how enterprise scale companies drive organic traffic to increase their online visibility than download the voices of search podcast from the heart of Silicon Valley here? Search metrics Inc. CEO Jordan Kuni as he delivers actionable insights into how data to navigate the ever changing landscape of Google, apple Amazon, the voices of search podcast arm. Search engine marketers and business analysts with the latest news and insights, they need to navigate the ever changing landscape of search engine optimization and content. 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The Power of Magic and Story (with Harris III)
"Today's episode of the accident critic podcast brought to you by skill share to get two months of skill share for just ninety nine cents. Visit skill share dot com slash creative. Plug into the bucket. Muggy. Dougy? Everyone. Welcome to the accident. Critics podcast. My name is Todd Henry, I'm your host also the author of a bunch of books, including be accidental creative Diam de louder than words, and the new book hurting Tigers be the leader that creative people need and here on the show. We talk about you and your creative process, and how to be prolific brilliant and healthy all at the same time as a creative prose should go to work figure it out make it up design right build every single day. There's a lot of pressure that comes with that. And we also have the feature the stories of people who are out there in the world, creating wonderful work. And on today's show. We have Harris the third Harris is a practicing magician. He travels the world performing for audiences, but he's also the driving force behind an organization called story which runs the story conference. They had the chance to speak out a few months ago and also helps organizations better tell their story. So we're going to talk to the about the power of story, and some of the things he's learned over time about how we can tell more compelling. Stories that pull people into our narrative and help us get our work out to the people that were really care about it before we jump into that a couple of things first of all I have a new show. It's called the daily creative. It's little sound bytes every single day Monday through Friday to help you get your day started, right? It releases at four AM eastern every day, and it's just like one to five minutes, sometimes two minutes sometimes five minutes, but it's just a quick tip. Principle idea something to help you get your day started. Right. So visit accidental creative dot com slash daily creative. And you can find out how you subscribe by Email or just subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts by the fi overcast, apple podcasts. Google play. Wherever you listen to podcasts. Subscribe we should be there. So again, it's called the daily creative with Todd Henry. Also today's episode is brought to you by skill share. What are you doing today this week this month even this year to develop your skill set to position yourself to be able to bring more value to? Your clients into the world. What are you doing to pursue your curiosity to develop your understanding of the world and to shape and hone and sharpen your ability to deliver value to the people around you? Well, if you want to continue growing if you want to continue developing in your career, if you want to continue climbing the rugged mountain in building a body of work, you can be proud of you need to develop new skills. 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Here's offering listeners of the of two months of unlimited access to over twenty thousand classes for just ninety nine cents to sign up. Good a skill shared dot com slash creative. Again, that skill share dot com slash creative to start your two months now, and we think skill share for sponsoring this episode of the accidental creative podcast. Well, it's great to welcome to the show today. Harris the third Harris. Welcome to the podcast. Possibly the weirdest. Name of someone you've ever had. We had we had here us the first Harris the second on this is the third in our series of interviews with harasses. So it's great to have you on this note. Actually, would you would you mind just giving folks a little bit of insight into the name because that is it's a little unusual, right? Yeah. I had a kid asked me today. Like, are you like a prince your data king of a country or something? That's awesome. So why illest comedies days to beat someone who is like a junior or third or fourth or whatever. But yeah, I am the third person in my family with my name Harris is actually my last name. But because I'm the third person in my family the for first and second names or already taken by the previous generations. And so I ended up with a bunch of childhood nicknames growing up on the farm into small towns east to see that I grew up in. And none of those nicknames were very cool or appropriate starting in elementary and middle school and still everyone in my life. Just started calling me Harris outside of my immediate family, and it just kinda stuck and they wanna start traveling and performing a lot which I guess we might get into later, but when needed like a formal name because Harris hairsprayed it sound like I was trying to be is too presumptuous like Britney or share or Madonna. Donna. So like, a gentleman Harris. Oh, okay. Yeah. That's it. That's it. Yeah. So that the third just kinda stuck formerly. But I really have a third. Yes. We are good. Just always been known as Harris third. That's awesome. It's great. All right. So I want to dive into a lot of I don't even know where to begin with you honestly with this interview because I've known you in a couple of different contexts. I've known you as a performer and a magician and someone who really travels the world kind of amazing this downing people with your your craft which is magic. And I've also known you as the the Curators, and and I guess I like not owner owner, but you know, curator of the story conference, which is a conference. I spoke at a few months ago in Nashville, and was really a very profound experienced so well created so well crafted so we'll curated and so I. Love first of all if you could just share with us a little bit about your craft, which is which is magic you'll why why were you drawn to magic as a form of creative expression. Yeah. For different reasons. None of which I could articulate at the age of nine when I was drawn to it. You know, I was nine years old. I was obsessed with baseball for some reason, which is funny because I wasn't even good at baseball. I sucked at baseball, and I was mostly into trading. Baseball cards more than playing baseball. But I a group in a poor family. My parents at minimum wage jobs, and we didn't have the money to buy brand new gear. And it's only wanted it. And so I remember being nine and all asked for for Christmas that year is Brandon baseball gloves. And no one to this day can help me understand why I think it was just one of those random gifts. But the only thing I remember getting that year was a gift from my grandmother. And it was a box of magic tricks, and I think in that season because I was mostly being bullied and picked on for not being great at much when I learned my first trip out of boredom in performed it from a mom and dad thinking, they weren't going to be a away. Right because magic is it's not always easy to perform. But this. Secret is usually a pretty simple concept to understand and know, it's so simple understand difficult to execute. So I'm I'm seeing this very simple explanation going. That's it that's not going to amaze one. And then I go perform it for my mom and dad, and there is led up in wonder they're like how in the world. Did you do that? And so again, I don't think I realized that at the time, but look back I think it's the first time literally the first time that someone else had looked at may with a look at on wonder in their eyes, and I kind of fell in love with that idea of like, and I wanna make other people respond that way, I'll make other people feel that same glimpse of wonder, and it was later on that. I realized it wasn't even magic it with a medium of it was a medium that I was using until stories that was really all about storytelling for the sake of amazing people and awakening wonder. Yet. And that that has now become your profession. I mean was that lease. I guess was that what was what you knew you wanted to do was to perform GIC or was it kind of a long is midst Joel would say a squiggly path to get there. You know, it's I never had this mum of where I woke up one day and said, I think I'm gonna go pro right? Like, I'm gonna I'm gonna take a shot at this. So that was at nine years old a couple years later. I finally got paid to do. My first official show was twenty five dollars. You know, book another twenty five dollars show, and it was like everything from performing it. You know parties like birthday parties for kids in town to like little small churches in the country. Anyone that would let me do a magic show for people in a check for twenty five or fifty bucks. And so it just kind of started happening more and more and more by the time. I was thirteen having business cards and then fourteen getting booked for like actual what I would consider to be like professional events and then performing a Kirsch it for the first time at sixteen. And then so I was I was practically making more money than my parents by sixteen and was making an incredible successful living by eighteen. And so there was never like I said never this moment. I was like an amount to take a shot at this at just kind of happened. So what what is it about magic? Right. Because I think all of us at least I assume most of us when we see a magician performing executing their craft. I mean, nobody's thinking like that guy. A wizard rate. Like, wow that guy could get. I mean, we all know that there's something that we don't see that's going on. There's something that the magician knows that we don't know. It's probably frankly, it's like the same feeling that. I think a lot of people have when they see really great design, you know, designer will look at that very differently than a non designer non designers. How in the world? It's magic. How did you make that? And, you know, a designer say, oh, I see what you did there. You know? But what is it about magic that holds kind of a special place in people's hearts, and what is it that really draws us to magic do you think? I think it's because in a way we're all trying to get back. Whether we realize that they're not to the innocence of road, childhood. And there's something about magic. It makes us feel like a little kid again it challenges our belief of what's possible. Look that that those are concepts that can get really deep really fast. And so I'm not I'm not saying is that the average person sitting in a quote unquote, magic show is sitting there going. Wow. This is really challenging me to re imagine what I make in my life. Right. But I think on a subconscious level that that's why people respond to magic with this sort of lot childlike giggle. Like when I do magic trick in front of a group of of adults like grown-ups, the most common reaction is that people start laughing. They're just like. Understand what just happened. And it's not because I told a joke or even try to be funny is that for a moment, they got this little feeling of childlike wonder in their brain. And didn't know what to do with it. Right. And so I think a lot of that has to do with that that innocence of childhood debt. You know, our hearts are probably constantly longing. For. And that feeling of wonder that you feel when you watch a magic trick. Right. What education really something that? You can see right. Yeah. Well, and that's a magician perform attic. Yeah. And if you do I mean, even if you if you do it, doesn't it doesn't have the same effect on you. Right. Like, if you see behind the scenes what's going on, you might you might say. Wow. That was incredibly skilful, but it doesn't necessarily have that same childlike wonder effect on you. If you see behind the scenes when when it's when you see the craft practice, although I will say I went to see Penn and teller recently out in Las Vegas and the funny thing about their shows. They explain every trick. Right. Like this trick is done with an invisible thread, and yet you're still blowing away because you like how in the world used blown by you know, by the by the the craftsmanship of the whole thing. And so you have used magic in in a way that I think all performing magicians do this. But I think to some extent you've really taken magic to another level by really infusing story and really trying to to leverage story in how you communicate that your craft. I would love to hear how you think about story. And why story is so important to really anyone who's trying to do something creative. Why do we have to think about story when we're when we're making our art? L? You have to think about it. Because everyone is thinking in terms of story with it realize it or not, you know, like the the laptop that I'm connected to you three right now is running off of an operating system called. I actually I don't know what what's called us. Whatever the latest version that apple made right appearance. Have a computer that runs off of windows all the operating system. Our brains is narrative, it's the language that we think it, and we can't nothing again. It story is how we organize information. It's how we make sense of everything in the world around us. And what that means is that if we're thinking in terms of narrative, even on a subconscious level that we are constantly telling ourselves stories throughout the day. And so whether you feel like you're telling someone on a story, they are telling themselves a story that and they're basing that story on what they think that you were telling them, and like this the simple obvious example are when you meet someone for the first time that I impress. Everything from the way that you're dressed to maybe the car they saw you pull up in the parking lot. Or how you walked or all of your nonverbal facial cues that you give them a warm. You are how you shook her hand. Even before you open your words and start your we'll here's who I have once upon a time that person has already started to tell themselves a story of who they think that you are. And so because everything is happening that way in the world, my opinion is that we should probably just go ahead and be intentional about trying to tell the story that we want to be told as opposed just leading it up to the people that we are communicating to to tell themselves that our own story fill in the blanks. Does that make sense it makes sense? Okay. So how do we do that? Because I think everybody agrees. I mean, everybody's nodding your head right now. But how do we do that? How do we begin to be more intentional about we craft story through what we do? Yeah. I think it starts with just being intentional on sound some super obvious. But I don't think that's something that the majority of people are doing we're not being as intentional. And I think we're being less intentional with that bigger paired dime of seeing the world to the lens of story. Now that storytelling is becoming a buzzword. It's like I hear people in meetings. All the time say like, yeah. I guess if we wouldn't to communicate that idea to people one of the ways we can do that is by telling his story. And I understand what they Maine. But what they're not understanding is that just however, they choose to communicate that idea whether they like it or not they are telling a story because it goes back to that. That's how our items are wired concept. So I think a good step one just to be to pause and actually be intentional and go. Okay. Everyone's telling themselves a story about this. Whether we like it or not we should start by being intentional about the one that we're telling from net from that point on. You can start to evaluate how we're intentional about telling stories, but that varies on medium, and the type of story this being told this could last like we could do an entire week long full day workshop every single day five days in a role. That's like here's how we do that. But it just depends on the medium that you're using. And what the story is that needs to be told. That's where it becomes an art. Right. And I think is becoming there are people that are trying to turn it into a science. We're trying to say, hey, now that everybody understands the power that stories have and Brander trying to get back to storytelling. It's like, here's how you tell stories. Here's the science behind it. And they're certainly frameworks that are helpful. But because stories go beyond just the words that we use or the images that we see on the screen or the way that pixels are formed around design on a piece of paper or on a tablet. That means that sometimes the frameworks can be helpful. But we have to take a step back and see in this bigger narrative recognizer is kind of an art to it. So it's totally sounds like a cop out. No, no, no. I know I know is the difficult. It's a difficult thing to to drill down on. But I do want to kind of push a little bit. Because I think a lot of people are thinking Whitman. Okay. I have to I've got a I've got a pitch that I need to make tomorrow to a client. And I know that the best way for me to create a hook for that client is to somehow draw them into the story of this pitch in some way. If that's if that's you. What are some of the questions? Maybe you're asking as you begin to think about how you might want to craft that story or or make that pitch in some way to your to your client. Yeah. Sure. I mean, I think it begins with a lot of us learned this in just basic communication technique. But starting with them in mind, like why do they care who are they what's their worldview? How are they seeing the world, you know, how to give persuasive presentations, which is a book published by Harvard Business Review? Nancy Duarte was the first person that I heard talk about this concept of positioning yourself as the guided not hero in the story, which I think is what a lot of people don't do. They tend to position themselves as the center of attention in the hero. But to use it. I think she uses the Star Wars analogy that basically like had net meeting that you're referring to and Ben analogy you as the person telling the story, you're actually iota not Luke Skywalker because the person that you're speaking to they all want to be the heroes in their story. You're simply positioning yourself as the guide that can equip them with what they need to know or the things that they need to have the tools and resources that they have to have. At their disposal in order to accomplish whatever it is that they want to accomplish or to overcome whatever challenges they want overcome. I think just starting. There is a good spot because it repositions your role a repositions the the character that you're playing in that story the name right people. Oh, for sure because I think we we all want to be the hero. You know, we all want to the one who comes in and saves the day that you even though we wanna feel that way that's not necessarily what the people were trying to reach one the they don't wanna hero. They want a guy. They want to be the hero. Exactly exactly I think beyond that where a lot of people stopped short is they they get the positioning. Right. And then they say all the right things or show all the right things. But they don't really make anyone feel anything. And that's because there's a lack of empathy one of my favorite quotes that drives so much of our work in the live event experience space is that people will always forget what they see. You do does this what she said, they'll forget what they see. Do. They'll forget what they heard you say that they'll never forget how you made them feel, and I think that applies to all of our work even in business that I see so many companies especially at corporate events and just because that's the space. I'm operating so often day spent so much money on live production and spectacle of these big video walls or a million lights that move around, and they even higher in incredible people that are brilliant come in to say, really smart things. But over the course of that event it no one ever connected on a heart level. No one made them. Feel anything which means all of that content that may indeed have been really valuable and intelligence it's forgotten. And that means that event didn't have a huge amount of impact because it just never made them feeling thing. But if we can make them feel something, well, then the stuff that they saw and the things that they heard all of a sudden will not be forgotten in all the resources that were invested into creating that experience will false all the things that they wanted it to. And so I think coming at that to go back to your example, going into that meeting or that pitch or whatever it is to stop in positive now that I'm positioning myself in the right role in this story as the guide. How do I make these people feel something instead of just telling them smart things or showing them cool stuff? Yeah. Yeah. I love that. And you know, that's what the story conference did for me used to use your insight into my experience there. I mean, I like you I go to a ton of events every year. I mean, I'm speaking at conferences, you all. The time and very rarely do I feel Opole to stick around and kind of hang out and experience the entire event. But I I really felt like the story conference really connected on a deep level because I felt like you were telling stories that drew people in stories that really sort of humanize the entire experience, and it didn't feel like, hey, we're gonna talk at you now from the stage, but the fella you're really drawing people in even to the point of like, you, you know, you getting on stage telling an emotional story about your childhood, right? And leveraging in surreal spinning that into you know, in the luge of sort that sort of set the tone for the event or and even the the the branding this year of, you know, all the best ones are, you know, like all all the best ones are mad from Allison wonderland in. I I think it's a really beautiful and well-crafted event. So why the me just ask you this? Why do an event targeted at store? Tellers and telling stories. Yeah. Because I I feel like storytellers are this sort of architects of culture, every time we're frustrated I something that's happening in even our nation. America. We've always looked DC, but before DC people in politicians sort arguing about legislation or passing bills, which is feels like is what consumes so much of our time and energy on social media and conversations with friends landing before they start having those conversations in arguments, most of the time there was an artist to restore tiller somewhere in the world that started that conversation ten years ago Hollywood was making a film about it. And then did just took politicians along time to catch up. And even if you look at kind of world history everything from kings in Europe to the pope of the Catholic church. There was always a handful of artists around that were called in to help guide those people on everything from like, how do I solve this problem to help me understand the people? And it feels like the artist of our time. The storytellers always seem to have their their fingers on the pulse of culture. And so I think storytellers are constantly the ones who get to decide what the future of our world looks like, and so there's kind of this, you know, dual motive I I when people come to story conference, and they give up their company's resources to send a team in their investing and buying a ticket or registration. I legitimately do want to send them home with enough value. So they keep coming back. Again. I want their work to get better. I want them to find creative insights and sparks that lead innovation, and they leave more inspired than they've ever been. So there is a value proposition there that I want to deliver on simultaneously. And if I'm honest, I had this ulterior motive at is to sort of help them understand the power that they have as storytellers in the world, and this sort of call them to action and responsibility and say, hey, if you're powerful with great power comes responsibility. And so we. We have to learn that how we tell stories matter and the lives that were putting into the world and establishing both in our own lives for own stories and the stories that were telling on behalf of the brands that hire us, they really do matter and the future of humanity is at stake, and it's all because the power that the people in that room have and then it's a big idea. And so I hope they kind of leave with the weight of that and Phil inspired to make a difference as well. That's great. We'll Harris if people want to connect with you and the work that you do and learn more about story where can they go? Yeah. They got a story gatherings dot com. To learn about the different gatherings that we do. Like, you said we have a story conference. We have some workshop coming out, but that's all a story. Gatherings dot com. I'm a personal upset his hair said third dot com. That site is kind of built around this concept of magic, you know, is like I said earlier magic is not something that you can see it's ironic right because people like you call people like me, magicians, even though you lead with set angles. No, it's not actually sorcery or magic or like witchcraft or whatever's though if it's just a trick that me though, so what is magic. And I I think we somewhere along the way someone started calling it that because it looked like magic. But I now realize magic is not something that you can watch him. In addition do magic is that child like feeling that you have in response to something that seemed impossible. So you can't you can't see magic at a magic show, but you can certainly feel it, and we're all searching for that our lives, and I think that magic can transform everything from our work to our leadership to our creative process to how we raise our kids. So that whole side of my life is at Harris at their dot com and everything else is store gatherings. I we've been talking with Harris Harris, thanks so much for taking the time to be with us today as my pleasure level. You're doing the work. You're doing the world is so important. Thanks for me to it. And always thank you for listening. If you like this. Subscribe wherever you podcasts dot com. The daily created minute show. Remember, friends, cover beans? Don't change come on. Come on. Hug it.
Introverts Guide To Sales (and Life) Success (Part 5)
"Welcome to real estate. Coaching radio starring award-winning real estate coaches and number one international bestselling authors. Tim and julie harris real estate coaching radio is the nation's number one daily radio show for realtors who demand authentic real time. Coaching get ready for flood. Free unfiltered full-strength honesty about what's truly working to get you into action helping others and making money now in today's real estate market or hosts tim and julie hairs three to one and we're back and julie harris has marched the nineteenth deed. Happy friday happy friday. Indeed it's it's very. I have to say this week has been interesting. I was asking the questions in our clubhouse what was the what was the greatest opportunity of the of the last week. And what was your greatest successor. No no challenge. And that's what it was. What was your success of the past week and your grass challenge past week. And i was thinking as i was asking people that were up on our stage and clubhouse and also people in the audience is thinking about how. I answered the question if i was post with it. Yeah well okay. Since you asked me. I would say the great success this past week. We've had a lot of great successes but one of the things. I think we can probably most proud of is or at least. We are seeing the fruits of our labor after having done this since two thousand. Fourteen is the podcast. Podcast now has really exceeding all You know measures of what a normal. What a podcast in that. So niche like ours. S where it's geared basically torture allstate professionals primarily. I know we have some business. Owners that lists night. We'd get feedback that there's a lot of people in just going entrepreneurs motivation businesses advice rate. But what has happened really in the past. I'd say six months with regards to this podcast increasing like yesterday listeners. I'll tell you the exact number. Because i'm gonna look. Did i tell you what it was. I don't remember okay so yesterday's podcast. Oh here it is down here. Yesterday's podcast justin downloads. Basically thousand seven hundred and twenty six downloads forty thousand seven hundred twenty six downloads and then as far as the number of listens yesterday we had at least five thousand listens and those are people that are listening off of instagram or listing off of our podcast or just various different ways in other words. They're not downloading it used. They're using their phone app. Stitcher itunes spot. There's on every single ribbon on audible now but they're listening right off of our podcast mentally. Hearst i'm sorry and main website to enjoy harris dot com but the point of it is is that it does not make sense that a podcast that so niche in specifically just for real estate professionals would have this number of people listening. Download it just. It's all good weather shield but the only other things that are parallels that other podcasts genres are going to be people that are talking about. I mean honestly they're things that are super specific like baking and cooking and sure just different little strange things that are all everyone sort of weekend hobbies and passions. But you guys. It's amazing and i'd say over the past week and i think today will probably Buster fifty thousand. That's a really huge milestone to the point to the point now where we're actually getting solicited for people from companies to run ads on our podcast. But they're not like ads showing you guys stuff. It's ads. well it is selling you like mattresses and grills and your traeger and things like that is so strong how we've gone from just doing this podcast mostly because we enjoy it really and also obviously helps people's we can and now it's going to. It's becoming a real syndicated commercial effort. It's not i had. I had never plan for it. I didn't even really spire to it. But i think as you. And i think should i'm telling you guys all turn courage all of you to stop being so inhibited about syndicating your own content and clubhouse by the way is the perfect johner to test your metal on that but the spa jillian. I go out of our way. Obviously two percent high quality content which is the reason that you guys continue to listen to us. But really i think the reason ultimately the podcast on to the next level because we do it informally. Yes yeah we used to have a very buttoned up everywhere. It's like a presentation it's like. We're doing an audio version of a powerpoint. We didn't like doing it that way. But we thought that was the expectation and soon as we started jabbing more and having more fun and being more relaxed than all. The sudden. Listenership went through the roof. And if you hear. Julius sneeze in the background or kids screaming the battle inevitable. Nobody cares and so. That's one of the things i hope. Hopefully you guys are taking this new thinking. Well maybe i don't have to be so formal with thinking about starting a podcast or a clubhouse for all the rest but a lot of you guys are intuitively. Correct that a lot of this stuff. A social networking whatnot can be a black hole a big waste of money and time and it can be but it is a good larry spoke or secondary passive spoke that you can create after you after you establish your your proactively generation thanks. Proactively generation has to come before passively generation. But if you're choosing if you're really if you've got three or four solid spokes that are proactively generators. You not do the work. You can set appointments every day. You're absolutely got that locked in. And you up at an aunt's larry or passively generator. I would strongly encourage you to double down on doing a podcast. Primarily this podcast. You're gonna take off at a level never seen before they're going to basically replace. Am radio it's already happening and probably even fm radio certain extent And you're going to see facebook that's going to emulate the clubhouse app twitter's going to emulate the clubhouse app people are going to start tuning in this is not a prediction that story happ. What's a prediction but it's already happening so it's basically like a a locked in bet you're gonna see people that are going to start having their days where they're going to have audio on in the background pretty much all the time keeping them company. A lot of people are like that now and they're going to go from listening to like our clubhouse in the morning and then maybe they'll listen to our podcast and then they'll flip around and that's the evolution so it used to be that the belief was you're either somebody wants to consume visual content on social media or you wanna assu consume audio content on social media so you had to sort of choose because you obviously can't really watch a video while you're driving but thing that you can do with audio is you can have it on all the time and keep you company throughout the day so if you're thinking about how to monetize that or how to basically integrate that into your business if you don't like the word monetize there's so many creative things that are coming out during our podcast our during our clubhouse in the morning that you're hearing agents in our figuring out well we can make an extra referral exchange. We can start doing type idea on clubhouse and all these really cool creative things embrace it guys because there's little doubt at this point that all the most dominant forms of social media and really You know online. Interactions are moving towards the spoken. Word are moving towards people's ability to communicate and speak which obviously is right in our wheelhouse with what we've been. Frankly begging all of you guys to take seriously since really all the social networking stuff really started to take off. We knew that the social networking stuff was too many degrees removed from real interactions with humans and we saw agents. Who saw it for what it was and we're willing to pick up the phone and doing real work. Because we coached one of them. We saw these agents their businesses. Take off all. The other agents were rushing towards the generation. We're the ones that basically now dominate in the country are the ones that are doing proactively generation and it is important that you guys learn how do determine what success is in in real estate and look you can come up with as many touchy feely definitions of success. You'd like but i'll encourage you to consider that you're a real measure of success should be the net profit you make from your business. The actual you know prophet and when you run your business like jillian. I coach our agents to run their businesses. Like you're going to fifty sixty seventy five percent profit margins. You make ten thousand you keep seventy five hundred worst become normalized in the role standards for ages two. They have to blow all their money on lead generation and then maybe they're keeping a thousand dollars from that ten thousand dollars and that's unfortunate and it's sad and it's also a really great way to run yourself out of business not build a business. More transactions and more dollar volume does not automatically equal more profit in the real estate business and other industries. That does if your net flicks for example but in this business. Not same thing because this is a service based business. That's exactly right. So i think the overreaching point is with all of these different platforms and opportunity like clubhouse. Done your own podcast. Don't over think it don't get into analysis paralysis. don't over engineer at. Don't overproduce it. Just be this word is being used a little bit too much. I think but be your authentic self. I was working on some content. Yesterday about people are polishing their speaking styles and their effectiveness and one of the people listening to which is a professional speaker. He said you know what does authentic mean. It means that you're standing on your own. You are like standing in your own shoes full of values. Like i think means that you you back up what you say. Because he was talking about. Everybody says authentic authentic. What does that actually mean. It means that you know what your values are. And you're here to represent that yourself and be your own true self you don't have to like put on the sales personality or the speaker presenter mentality just be your own self and that ties right into what we've been talking about this week this week So we've been talking about the introverts guide to being real estate rockstar. But i've been thinking a lot about these points. I really think that it could apply whether an introvert or not. These apply so. I've got two more points than than we will send them into their weekend of profitability and remember guys. We are doing a series of high-powered fun. online events. They're gonna start neck while they already did start. But we're going to do usually two or three days a week where we're gonna do panels of producing interviews top producing agents and really real estate professionals from around the country and a lot of these guys are our coaching clients. I want you to seriously consider registering for this event. Just text the word harris h. a. r. i s. tech store harris h. e. r. I s. two eight five five six eight five ten forty five text. The word harris h. a. r. r. I s. two eight five six eight five ten forty five and when you do. We're going to text you back. A link that then can click and you can choose the dan time that you want to attend this event so go ahead and just go ahead and tax eight five. Fi- i'm sorry text. Harris harris h. a. r. r. I s. two eight five six eight five ten forty five. Yes so back to our introverts guide to being a real estate rockstar. Our final two points number fourteen and fifteen. These are actionable items number. Fourteen upgrade everything immediately. Now this is a point. That's included in our introverts guide. But we have an entire section that drills down in his extremely specific in the harris rules book which you guys can get on amazon talking specifically about this upgrade everything immediately not just for introverts audrey hepburn once spoke about how she dressed for the role she played so she could better play the character she was asked to portray. Here's a great quote from her. I believe in manicures believe in over dressing. I believe in printing at leisure and wearing lipstick. I believe in pink. I believe happy. Girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day. And i believe in miracles. Confidence comes from looking the part. So if you're unsure about your suit choices or even a lot of maybe more casual markets casual business rate go to j. crew go to neiman. Marcus have a consultant. Help you have somebody put outfits together for you. If you needed any further proof that you wrote ninety five percent of the book it dust right so if i have not made that clear. Julia wrote ninety five percent of the book. There are ideas. But julia wrote the book. There's your progress. You get more girly quotes. Sorry sometimes all right. So i i speaking of which if you're not created make a go and get a makeover from a trusted brand like chanel or somebody and then by what they recommend us. The same idea for buying shoes watches glasses hairstyles. I will never forget appointments that we went on. This is so important. This is such an easy way to give yourself confidence to compete and also to learn about some interesting things right so i i remember i going on appointment so we always take our shoes off. You know. I think it's the thing to do anyway. But if you especially live in kind of a sloppy weather market one of the worst things you can do. and listing. appointment is walk in the door and then muck-up there foyer. That's that's just stupid. Right but i can remember taking my shoes off and seeing it never appointment but people would look like what the brand on the inside of your shoelace. Let's talk about that. Like watches glasses jewelry. Well let's talk about that because that's a silly stupid but important point is and people could poop who on that and say. Oh you know you're just being flaky about that. You're doing because people intuitively are going to try to gauge. whether or not like even subconsciously they do. It goes both ways to. I remember when obviously we sold thousands of houses but we would have a when you go on a normal sale price house. And if you're driving flashy car. I promise you you'd see you'd see the blinds move before he got out of the car and they would see what you were driving and if you drove up something that was disproportionately nicer than the neighborhood. They if you got that listing. I promise you they're going to beat the crap out of you about commissions and furthermore if you the actually normal sale price people they give you more leeway in that so you could drive up if say the normal area where you're having a bunch of ford f. One fifties and you happen to pull in lincoln or you happen to put on a mercedes. They're not so much they're not going to give you. The same level of judge innis as when you move up to. When you're going listening employment for what would be typically more of a status ego type price range. And so think about the skies people starting their first time home buyer houses and then they move up those two price ranges. The people are very similar and how they approach in in terms of their normal. You're buying for normal reasons. Space better schools backley exactly now when they move up the third time let alone beyond that then they're starting to buy for status and they're starting to buy all say for schools but really it so they can brag about living in a particular zip code or a neighborhood or those types of things. They're making more money. They're showing their fluence. It's in that middle price range where those people are the most judgy now. Here's the really interesting thing when you go to the very very top price ranges. Those people actually the multi multi multimillion dollar deals. They will not even give a rat's ass. What your car is. They'll judge you by your past performance on whoever on whether homes and similar price ranges that you've actually been able to sell so the people the very top of the food chain. They're the ones that are you still have to look nice and dress professional but they do not judge a book by its cover on your performance. They judged on your performance but in that middle price range where most of you guys are going to work and we called the aspirational price range. Those people are absolutely to be looking at you on what julie said your shoes your watch. I remember so many times we go new albany country club. We go on listing appointments. And you'd have people looking to see what kind just everything. Julius said your. Watch your clothes your there. So you guys have heard of the symbol the term virtue signaling right so virtuous signaling would be where. You're trying to drop little clues as to what sort of social belief structure you might belong to. And you know it's very common and the more left leaning political circles where they do. A lot of virtue signaling. They'll do a lot of things just to let you know what their value set is. And you could even argue on the conservative side of things Wearing a crucifix that's virtuous signaling as. Well right you're saying i'm a christian so you could assume that these are the beliefs that have the values that i had you. Guys get what i'm saying here. Well virtue signaling even pertains to socio economic groups as well because when you're in that aspirational price range. The move up the ego house wherever you want to call it. The nick mansion which is a dumb term. But there you go those people are gonna virtue signal based on your effluence. They're going to ask you where you travel. They're gonna ask you about where restaurants you go to. They're going to ask you about all of that type of thing. So if you're wondering why your maybe experiencing resistance or not experiencing success in those aspirational price ranges. What we've been talking about. This week is part and parcel. The reason its lack of or civility lack of exposure to and yeah obviously lack of exposure lack of versatility. Once you have the exposure trying to make the world like you as a recipe for failure but this is curable. You know and i really. I think because. I've worked with a lot of coaching clients. As if you about this type of thing. I think it's fun you're enhancing you know you're you're the sum of all of your experiences so you might as well have some good experiences you might as well add to what you know about. I think it's really a powerful thing for you to actually. Maybe not just a little bit about art but no about a handful of specific artists. That are popular right. And so okay since you. It's fun for you. And i was always fun. And because this is intellectually. It's interesting but i don't think it's fun for most people because they're fearful if all the sudden they start And and their social network and their social real people not fake social network but real social network and amongst their you know their family and their neighbors if all the sudden they they lived in the ford f one fifty neighborhood and then they pull in their driveway. Fancy mercedes and all of the sudden. They're wearing different clothes and looking fancier what's going to happen is they might actually start experiencing rejection amongst their little tribe. And it won't necessarily happen. Overtly it'll happen covertly little pigs little comments little snide comments. You know little little just little jabs and what happens. Is people pick that up as rejection. So if you're trying to strive to improve yourself and tried to make yourself more marketable more versatile and let's say you live in a community that is dominated by for example amiable sorts or whatever people that are the types that we're gonna sit around get to know you to the fat porch forever. Yeah exactly and then also you start looking more prim and proper informal. They're going to absolutely start rejecting you in little tiny subtle ways because you are no longer like them or even worse than their perception. You're trying to become something else so subconsciously they're going to feel like your rejecting them. See i think that there's a fine line to walk with that right. So yes some of that happens and you know. Maybe that's because you need to also upgrade your neighborhood your friends etc. Which sounds obnoxious. I'm about to really the bottom line. Yes and that could be. That does not mean you have to dump all of your friendships. But i think that you can walk the line. I found this a lot with my music center of influence. Right so i on purpose would dress a little bit nicer during rehearsals. So you know because i like dressed nicely but also so they would ask me. Hey jalil look nice. Why why is that. And i could talk about well. I just came from closing and it was a nice organic real estate conversation. But i also knew not to make that like he'd with that. It just was what i did right. I wasn't a jerk about it. Like i wasn't look at me. I was just more subtle and chill about it. So i think that two things can be at once one is that perhaps you need to upgrade who you hang out with because maybe that's good for you okay. The and again. That doesn't mean you have to break up with everybody you now but you can also be more classy about it. You know you don't have to be in somebody's face but the interesting thing is if you're gonna decide to basically be more versatile not just with how you act inner personally with communication styles but also be more versatile how you look and you start being reversal said that you can pull into the driveway and you can have equal levels of success. You won't be the one You know like say for example. Jillian i come from very you know markazi bath and we when we're sending. We are becoming more successful that were experiencing where we we're telling you guys we personally experienced me see. It happened with some tens of thousands of coaching clients. We've had over the last two decades same thing and we're that takes the wind out of your sales is if all the sudden your long term friends and whatnot. Start rejecting you or start making you feel like somehow you're no longer a trusted member of the tribe for most people that will be without them consciously being aware that they are feeling rejected. And why are they're feeling rejected. That will be enough to basically make them. Stop trying to strive for higher higher resilient because they didn't see it coming because they were surprised by it because they think well. My friends want me to be successful. They're going to support me. Sorta kinda been not really some of them probably but probably not because you're you're becoming a threat to them how they see themselves and you're becoming a threat to their little tribe and how they send the world you're you're essentially this black sheep and all the sudden you're white sheet before now. You're becoming his black sheep and being subtly confrontational. Yeah exactly and they're going to give you friendly advice the stop and smell the roses type advice but what they're really saying is start changing because you're making me uncomfortable and i don't wanna be felt i don't want to be made to feel uncomfortable. So opposed to having you become more comfortable having you. Make me more uncomfortable. I'm just gonna start subtly separating myself from you and when you start feeling that in your life that right there without being consciously aware that that's a natural progression of you improving now again to julie's point what happens is those people come around and sometimes it takes a long damn time and sometimes it could take maybe never but they come around and what you then become believe it or not without you being preachy or coachee you then become the beacon for them to follow and you can show them how you ascended out of the sort of paradigm that you baby born into use ended and you've gone to this you. You're you're still a great person. They still can love you. Even though you decide a different neighborhood and have different friends. Or i'm sorry not different well different. Yes but more friends in different neighbor having different experiences right you have to be the one that leads that right like i remember going through that with Had a couple of good music friends. some of which. I'm still friends with now. And there was like i don't know if you remember michelle but like michelle. Akers goes shopping. I could do fun things with her. We could go to any shop like she wouldn't be weird about spending money or whatever. And then i had other friends where it's like. I'm knockin even invite them to do that. 'cause i they're like go out to ice cream or coffee because asking them to be in in that environment where. I'm still friends with them. But i know they're not gonna like you're comfortable spending something i i'm not going to put them in the situation to be uncomfortable. It's really good. I have to lead with that right. You can't expect them to comply with you because you will be making them uncomfortable and you're just inviting someone who you know probably Financial where for all your you might be just trying to show off in front of them. Which means sub-conscious being inconsiderate by. Not even thinking about it. Yeah get all this stuff. So there's a lot of psychology this rooted in a band successful and you can see as you start working through the senior mind you probably experiencing these habur experienced or are experiencing. It could be all kinds of different things like I mean i can go everywhere. Like i remember when julie and i are friends when we were younger they all start having a lot of got married and had kids well julie. I didn't have any kids until we are older. And so we pretty much lost all his friends not because they didn't want to be friends with us. Fortunately they'd real estate transactions the more kids they made so it all worked out but we definitely weren't socially some commonality with them we did and they didn't they weren't saying oh dio tim juilliard spawning children's so we're not gonna like them anymore. They just didn't have any as much in common. When you start having kids basically kids are like a. You know a black hole for all attention. All focus goes on and especially when they're young I haven't really zoe seven. And it's still case even more at some point changes. I seriously doubt does anyway. This guy is should be. I think a a real hopeful indication that you can be as successful as you choose to be in this. Versatility thing is not just for analytical. people are introverts. The theme has been this week. Best for all of you. So the book by the way which is where we've been reading a lot of these notes. The past week. Julia was reading directly from the book. Harris rules if you have not read the book yet if you have not listened to the book on audible you really doing yourself a disservice. It's going to give you a very clear direction on how to build a long term sustainable business but hopefully you're also reading between the lines and realize the of these things are directly applicable to your personal life as well and unfortunately or fortunately depending on your perspective. A successful entrepreneur really rarely has much separation from business and personal life. It just doesn't really exist so maybe at the end of the day you can be more successful helping more people having a much richer in the literal sense and otherwise for life than you ever thought you had the capacity to if you just do a little bit of work a little bit introspection on the things that might be holding you back and most of it starts in your head a virtually all of it starts in your head with your your mindset and your your capacity right and you're what you're capable of but then quickly move into action because otherwise it's just essentially they're just a bunch of random thoughts anything you wanna say. Well let's cap it off of their final point which is an easy one. But i think it sort of rounds the bend here point number fifteen know that you can make as much money in real estate. If not more than someone who was twice as outgoing or extroverted you'll be more studied more polished more scripted more effective. And you'll still remain true to yourself as we say to our introverted. Coaching clients really all coaching clients. Be yourself first and then be yourself talking about real estate second. Yeah exactly you don't have to be all you guys are afraid to use scripts and you're afraid to be perceived as this perceived as of that negative negative negative but do exactly what we suggest in harris rules beer beer again over used this word but bureau thanks l. I walking your dog going to your music practice. You know being doing your car. Hobby doing whatever it is being a mom being a dad on the softball team. But then make sure you always bringing real estate in with a simple non-confrontational question non-sales in question. Oh by the way julie. Who do you know who's thinking about buying or selling that. I should be helping in this market. And if you guys are not overt and direct and asking questions like that. They're not going to do business with you. And even though they know even you say all these people on my softball team they know. I'm in real estate. And then you're gonna see three or four from do a transaction with else because you are doing the first thing you are being our thanks. But you weren't looping back in your hair to be of service to them helping buy sell real estate. Doodoo do bridge that gap and that goes back to versatility. That goes back to you. I'm an introvert. I never went asked a question that makes me seem like i'm on pushy. Sales person well. Then guess what. You're not going to get the business. People are not just going through osmosis or not just gonna assume that you want to do business with them unless you tell them you want to do business with them. That's true stopping weird about it. Talk about real estate. No some talking points about what's happening and not just all the markets hardwood can't find anything for any buyers. No talk about something of substance and by asking whom do you know who could use my help buying or selling. If it's the person you're talking to they'll tell you if they've got a great friend that's been looking. Maybe they've been you know banging their head into the wall trying to find something you're going to find out about it but if you never talk about it actually gets weirder when they especially if they know that you have a real estate license and you're not talking about it. I always think about it like your friend opens a new restaurant and you know they never tell you about it. They never invite you to it. They never give you a coupon for grand opening. Don't you think that's a little weird. Yeah it is in the longer it lingers the weirder a get so don't be a secret agent secret agents have skinny kids there. 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ESPN eight seventy nine. Three seven seven six taking your calls today on the worst gift a You ever received or you ever gave someone because today is the day of returns coming up a little bit later. I'm going to talk about the worst gift that you could would ever give on Christmas. Lindsey Vonn did it yesterday but one thing that the NBA gave us was an unexpected gift with their the NBA Games. Where talking about the lakes and the clippers that was the marquee game and that was the game that felt most like a playoff game? Right what we didn't expect though Jay with some of those other outcomes to be I honestly quite like what they were so the Raptors hosted Christmas Day game for the first time ever they jump out to attend nothing lead on the Celtics Celtics and ended up getting blown out at home. You didn't affect that type of a result Greenwich Rauner didn't have Pasquale Siachen. But unless you think they're going to get blown out then you have the bucks the best record in the NBA taking on the sixers and they get basically blown out on the road in Philly right did not expect. Then you had the two games. A lot of people said didn't even deserve to be on Christmas Day because of the records that two of the teams held one of them was the warriors you know they're having some issues with no clay and no Steph and Katy left right yes and so they take on the rockets and they beat the rockets at home. They beat them. Well they zt the rockets at home and then the nightcap game was the Pelicans clue that was chosen well in advance because of Zion Williams. Absolutely he hasn't played yet the season. They've got a bad record baby nuggets. Who just beat the Lakers? The other day on the road they go into Denver and beat the nuggets so NBA fans under rephrase that critics of the NBA often point out. That there's not enough parody in the League of these super teams are ruining the game. And that's why the ratings are down we should just go straight to the playoffs. Season does range down razor down. Because your head down looking at your phone to see your Netflix Hulu. Whatever you have way more options now than we've ever had in terms terms of personal entertainment and that's why ratings are down across boards on pretty much everything thank you? What really sells in any particular sport is always stars and Marquee Teams James? That's always been the case but for these teams to have won these games. It was more entertaining than we would have expected based on the Metro. And that's why is watching all the Games. While I fell asleep. One time had to take a nap but nonetheless I watch all the games because like I can't believe this is happening right now to these respective teams. If you're you are a fan of basketball if you're fan of competition you are a fan of what we saw yesterday in in all of the Games. Yeah I just speaking for myself I love it when the stars play. Alan wants to watch it for the stars. I watch it for my fantasy team. I like most people do to see what their fantasy guys you doing but no really. It's if you're a fan of the game you love love. You love the Pelicans showing that you know we can play when I am coming but Brandon Ingram like. Yeah I can play so let's play some basketball and the way the warriors just took down and play defense against the rockets. And here's what was telling to me after the Game Steve. Kerr said that they looked at that match up and they said he really felt strongly. That was a game they could win. So if I'm the rockets I'm like wait a minute. Wait wait a minute. Why do you think you can beat us? Yes I mean James Harden has been going off you say should be the. Mvp Russ came off pretty good game not long ago. Maybe they get this one. Two Punch launch things settled and going forward with Steve Kerr's we can beat them right on top of that yellow horrible right. Yeah they have not been good now in any capacity. What stem games? Yeah Yeah Yeah. He said after the game last night I saw this game as a game that I thought we could win and they did. So maybe maybe what they they did was from a defensive standpoint. Maybe they gave the League. A blueprint on how you can handle James Harden because what they were doing and he was getting the ball they were running in a double Adam a double limit half court getting it out of his hand and forcing someone else to make some shots do something and PJ Tucker and Russell Westbrook Russ missed. Twenty one shot last night Russell's like we. We miss shots if we had if we'd made our shots to beat them. Yeah for every game read bad nice. Maybe they're trying to downplay the significance of it but nonetheless if you're going to play the rockets and a seven game series in the in the playoffs. How can you allow James Harden to be the guy to but you cannot you have to make someone else beat them that you have to make someone else beat you? And that's what they did they also. They didn't foul him when he went to when he tried the drive in draw those fouls no reaching no so he didn't get eighteen points. The free throw line like normally gets so Harrison for Dan students say. ESPN radio but in the east. I don't know what the sixers showed us in that bucks game because the butts even without Eric Bledsoe one of their starters has been just turning out winds turn out wins. They beat the Lakers A couple of days prior to that and yours is playing even better than he was last year when he was MVP but also in the sixers were like Oh this is not how it was going to go down now. This is the first meeting of the of these two teams the the season so this was the first time we saw what the sixers could really do potentially in a series against the bucks this year and Joel Embiid was himself but the defense defense and what they did. The this is the worst game is played all season long. Don't know what to attributed to. Maybe the defensive plan at the sixers had. But if you're Milwaukee Yeah you you might get that number one seed but are you concerned that the sixers displayed in a game plan. That would suggest they would beat you in a seven game. MM series I am. I think if you're a milwaukee you just brush this off and say onto the next one because it happens because per I I still can't trust the seventy the sixers I want to. I don't know which teams GONNA show up. I don't know I don't know who's going that way. That is fair very fast. Don't know they showed up yesterday and and I don't know what their schedule is but I can pull it up real quickly but they might not show up tomorrow over the weekend because you just I. I just don't know and that's been the knock on Joel. embiid specifically he is the guy who really determines if the sixers show if he shows up everyone else kind of falls in place behind him. He is the engine that drives that car. Ben Simmons is a guy who orchestrates offense things on nature but they they they feed off Joel embiid they get the magic yes he hotel by shack and Charles Barkley since incident. He's played really really well well. He sustained that for any certain period of time or is that just a response to some old dudes hating on them. We don't know because history was suggest that there's going to be a valley coming from this peak pretty soon and at some point. Ben Simmons is GonNa have to shoot the ball. I mean. I'm really tired of talking about that because I want. I know the brothers the skilled and he can he can. I know he can please. Just shoot the ball. And let's put all the stuff to rest and y'all play like the team that you look like. Yes today like you could be full-time. Just do that right so we can stop talking about it. You would assume that when once we start getting to the playoffs again and how you game plan over seven game series and making adjustments game to game that that is going to be one of the primary focus of any defensive game plan is to force him to try to make some shots from the outside. Yeah right now so the bucks number one seed in the in the East right now. Best record in the NBA sixers sort of not embarrassed them but really expose them in some regards guard. But what about the Celtics. Okay gotTA give it up for Brad Stevens Dude just flat out coach where they got some talent on the Jaylen Brown played out his mind yesterday. Jason Tatum has been solid. You Got Kimball Walker. They got three dues right now. Averaging twenty points for the month of December the last time they had that happen was was November of two thousand seven. And that was Cagey Paul Pierce and Ray Allen in seven months later that team won the NBA Championship. The last team to win a title for the Celtics in Boston. Yeah I was GonNa say that they were pretty good. Yeah they were pretty good they think. And that's the things like you had this core this young nucleus and you had Kyrie Irving then it didn't quite work out. Now you bring in Kemba Walker maybe Kimball Walker is exactly the type of player that this other core needed in terms of them trying to get to the next level and go back to the NBA Finals Gordon Hayward in and now the lineup with injuries things of that nature they lose Al Horford you thought that would be concerned but all of a sudden you see the celtics still going right alone. Use Different about the Celtics issue that we're not talk about them right. They are just going under the radar plan basketball second team in the east right now right. Yeah behind behind the bucks and I think they they. They just like being able to play basketball. There's no controversy. There's no there's no crazy. Soundbites after the game with reporters is just as complacent basketball. That's that's win. Let's go to the next game. Let's keep playing basketball and everyone has filled their roles. All those guys are team players. You have basically two centers on the team cantor in Tyson. They get rebounds that's all they do. They do whatever they're supposed to do. They are developing into. This is what I need to do for this team. And this is what and I'm going to do well in everyone else's play their roles and they're going and quietly quietly challenged two bucks for the top seed in east so for all you. NBA critics out there that always this climate about parody. You Got Christmas Day. Merry Christmas coming up next. 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VC's with our show with two guys on ESPN radio. Aw Radio presented by Progressive Home Insurance. Getting a quote is easier than ever happy boxing. Day To those who celebrate such holiday Michalis Jay Harrisville in today for Dan. Stew in the guys you can hit us up on twitter at Michalis at Jay Harris. ESPN and actually go to my twitter. Right now James because he re tweeted it avocado question right now. There was an article in the New York Times that I saw yesterday. And it said that. With all due respect to Lebron Steph Jeff Curry was the player that defined the twenty tens for the NBA. So I have a poll up. Who Do you believe defined the NBA? In this past decade was Steph or Lebron Right. Now we've got like a few hundred votes. Lebron is running away with the voting and I believe he is the player that define the twenty twenty tents for the NBA granted Steph won three titles and what he did from a player's standpoint and how the game is played a little bit more openly now and freely and guys jacking up a lot more threes. I think that's why said stuff okay. But here's the deal okay. Lebron also won three titles in that decade indeed he went into eight straight. NBA Finals. He did four with one team four with another team he won a title with two different teams one. MVP's but despite all of that which is great. I think trump's what steph on the court just in terms of a stray basketball this. This dude changed the power structure of the NBA when it comes to free agency from the team's owners to the players what he did in the summer of two thousand ten prior to joining the Miami Heat and then going back to Cleveland and then you're going to la he has giving the players in in the NBA a power. They never had before and that to me. Define the decade as much as anything that happened on the court is how things are done now from a player involvement standpoint. That's why is Lebron who defined the twenty tens in the NBA. Well that's that's a great argument and maybe we need to break the question down even further to on and off the court off the court. Everything you just said is absolutely true on the court. I I would argue that it Steph and maybe even break it out a little bit from Steph the Golden State Warriors in the way. They play the bath the game of basketball the way they shoot. Three's agrees the way. They spread the floor of the way everyone involved the way they play. Defense every team wants someone or look at the Houston Rockets. Now I'll try and keep up with the warriors. They're jacking up. Threes and Jacquet threes at a higher rate in the warriors did and everyone else. Everyone wants to shoot. Three's all of our big men. Can you shoot the three. Look at Yarmouth Janas trying to shoot. Three's everyone wants to shoot threes. Because S Steve Kerr eloquently pointed out and demonstrated its worth one more than a two point basket so if you get more threes and twos. You're going to win games. And they won so many games and Golden State so I think on the court because of the way they played basketball football it is Steph and our branch out to the warriors over Lebron off the court everything you said. Yeah give it to Lebron Man. You Act like Steph invented the three point. I'm not saying Steph. Invented a three point shot and he did not but the way the warriors and Stephan clay the all that just team just came together it it re energized reinvigorated put the focus back on the three point shot because people they use it as a weapon. Now as opposed to just something that's incidental that. Yeah we have some guys that can shoot the ball. Go behind the line and we'll give it a three but on the rest of the possessions pounded down inside so we can get a two point chat from our center. Here's what I don't want to do. I don't I don't WanNa sound like like I am going after Steph. No you don't you. Don't argument is valid correct. But I'm about to say some things going to make it sound as if going after after Steph. I'm not all right. I think he's one of the best examples of a professional athlete. You could ever have both of them Steph. Amazon exactly weekly. So I'm not. This is not about Steph specifically but this is about steffes phenomenon cafe all Steph did was duplicate what Steve Nash did with the sons okay. They played more freely. They shot threes at a higher clip. They got shots up faster they ran they pushed it. They found dudes they they. It was a fun way to play basketball saying warrior. Sons team. The team yes. Okay yes team two team they just duplicated. What Steve Nash? Anamar Marston Meyer. And My Dad Tony did with the sons they duplicated in Golden State but the warriors played defense. That was the difference. Okay and who is the the the the worst offensive player on the warriors. Steve Nash Steph Curry on the Warriors. They sit Sanja Curry. Thanks J.. Oh steph like Klay and dream of this great defensive players right so again right. So and and and what validated Steph. As a superstar was his ability to beat Lebron in the finals. That's literally what cemented him as a superstar in is legit legit. Mvp He had to beat the standard Bayer. Well which was Lebron Alley so if that is indeed. What made Steph a superstar? Then my the argument would be that on the court as well. It was still Lebron that defined the decade in the NBA. Well how can you do that. If steph beat Lebron on the court and then it'd Snafu define Lebron wants to yeah with less but see who won more three to one read one who warriors case closed then Steph. Yes that's it because at the end of the day it's well who got the chip. Who's got the trophy at the house? Who has more champ? Who's who won the won? The neck beat the best team in the history of the NBA. You're right that was funny. How that worked out because because they shouldn't have lost that one they should've lost one before she lost the first one? Yes they flip flopped right but again because of what Lebron represented prior fire to the wars winning their first one and then for them to to continue trying to win them having to go through the same dude and validate themselves because people saying. Oh Yeah but you lost seventy three win season. y'All wouldn't trash because of that. You couldn't be Lebron then so they're always fighting against Lebron as the stamp of approval for their success S.. So does it has to be Lebron defined the decade because of his success and he was the standard bearer for someone else's success. You could make that argument. But I wouldn't. Yeah so so what do you think it up on twitter. We've got a poll. A lot of people are saying depends. Here's what happens day. It really depends on where you fall. If you're Lebron Fandango say the Bronx you're Steph. You'RE GONNA say staff. We'll take more of those coming up a little bit later here on the Dan Le Batard show with Stugatz Gaza on. ESPN radio coming up next though. which team will grab the? AFC's final playoff spot titans steelers how much the CD really matter in the AFC. The Ravens are going to be. We'll talk about that next Michael J. Harrisville and in Dan Lebatardshow Stugatz he has been radio and the ESPN APP TAB limbs. It's human nature to hate problems. But why is that after all problems inspire us to mend things. Ben Things make things better. That's why so many. The people work with IBM on everything from city traffic to ocean plastic new schools to new energy flight delays to food safety smart smart loves problems. 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They Kademi Sports and outdoors Texas bowl and of course the cheese at bowl coverage begins noon eastern nine Pacific on ESPN radio and the ESPN APP. He got us up on twitter at Michalik at Jay Harris. ESPN weeks seventeen the NFL season coming coming up owners pretty quickly and we're talking earlier about the NFC with seating being such a big deal right now in the AFC you still gotta find a WHO also is the last team to get in right right. Now it's the titans have the upper hand they win. They know they're in St Louis. Have a chance to get in there. The raiders have an outside chance to get in but a bunch of stuff has to happen little too much minutia so I really we think is down to the titans and the steelers and probably the titans. But I'll say this if the steelers somehow get into the playoffs after after missing last year but if they get to the plan this year with their starting quarterback going down an basically getting down to their fourth string quarterback by the time we got the duck. Hodges yes right and the players that they lost off that squadron haven't Tonio Brown right he was on the team last year. Didn't play the last game and all of the things they've gone through the injuries. James James Connors the running back position Blah Blah. If this team somehow makes the playoff Mike Tomlin is the coach of the year in the NFL. As far as I'm concerned hands down one hundred percent no argument case closed credit for handling all of this and put in the team just to be in a position J to get there but if they get their he's my coach for some reason and use it goes back to His Demeanor has is coaching ability to weigh his handle on those guys. Even when all those bad things happen you heard nothing. It was just like okay next next man up right. Let's go play some football and I think they reeled off five or six straight wins. I can't remember and you look up. And they have a chance to make the playoffs and and I'm not sure that Tomlin has gotten the credit for his coaching ability throughout his career. Why even with a super bowl and I agree with Ubuntu why I mean he started in well he won the superbowl was cowards? Team BUBBA and but still I. I don't I don't know I don't there was it was is it the market. Is it like we don't like when we think of all the top teams in the AFC even when the steelers are great. We don't talk about him as much as you do. The Patriots it's or maybe even the chiefs says Pat Mahomes came into the league. They don't like Rothlisberger Hall of Famer but he's not dynamic. He's not like Lamar Jackson has done. So we don't talk about about the steelers in that regard now. We don't miss almost since he got there. It was. It's been more. Will we just expect the steelers to do this. And it's more the steelers lers. As opposed to Thomas Mike Tomlin or as it was opposed to the Patriots. Is Bill Belichick Bill Belichick. Yeah you're right but before it was no and then it was cower right now it's the steelers so look at it as it stands right now because there are some teams in need head coach going into next season clearly. Some teens would love to get rid of the current coach. They have Mike. Tomlin is everything you would want. In a head coach in terms of how he keeps the ship pointing in the right direction. Chen regardless of any adversity. Like really if you want to nitpick at the steelers and be having not been a little more complicated probably pick. You probably go to the front office. You wouldn't Mike Tomlin true right. I mean like a player here there. They probably should have gotten or should assign. Or whatever you want to nitpick through the roster I would say it's probably more that than Mike Tomlin but nonetheless just being in this position just tells you how good of a head coach because it's not just about the play calling and your coordinators about keeping the whole thing together and he's unexceptional exceptional job with that but if you look at the AFC structure right now. We know the Ravens are going to be the number one seed. Lamar Jackson Not GonNa play this week going to have another week before we actually play another game I went to get to the Super Bowl. And he's been in the playoffs before starting quarterback so he has that experience already so you look at AFC Patriots. It's beat the dolphins which they should do be. The number two seats will get a first round byes. Well then get the chiefs Texans bills and whoever that last spot is so now who's go into Baltimore and beat the best running game in the NFL and the most dynamic quarterback seen in in its in a generation who who what what team is going to be the is it the Patriots. Their offense shake his hell right now. You think that's going to travel. What about the cheese Patrick Mahomes? He's dynamic. They're getting a little bit better. So got issues on defense. You can run on the chiefs chiefs. And that's what the pay is that. What the Ravens do who's going to go into Baltimore and taking on the Ravens? I think of those teams I would. I would if I had to pick when I pick the chiefs because because they're a team that could put up points on you and that's one thing the ravens have not had to deal with that adversity of trying to come back from down two were three scores and and make football game because they've just been blitzing everyone so it it would be someone that could match their firepower and get them down early and see what's what they're made of. So I I would I would go chiefs now. Here's one thing you have to consider in the AFC as well as it relates to the ravens that as the health of Mark Ingram heavy heavy suffered that injury on Sunday to me. I was like Oh that looks like I don't WanNa say but they say it's just a cath. MRI said it was just a calf. Also Skaff Kevin durant known whatever you WANNA say there. Because Lamar Jackson is one thing and they they do have a solid running game as a whole but mark Ingram is different. He's the guy you want back there. It'd be in your lead running back in that situation if he can't go that does change the dynamic of that attack for Baltimore in some regard but again Cam Lamar Jackson even make up for that. It's another thing they haven't had to deal with correct. They've they've just been firing on all cylinders because all cylinders have been there now before the season started. I'll say my Super Bowl picks or chief sinks and I've remember what my and if you if you asked me if I'd WanNa keep keep that bet right now I'd probably would. I wouldn't mind those teams going into the playoffs. I wouldn't be mad at you and I say that for from the AFC standpoint as I with Aj. I can't see the chiefs going to Baltimore winning. I can see PAT mahomes going on the road and winning especially Mark Ingram was not able to play or not. Same Guy Whatever Because they have that ability to score yes quickly they can get it out. They can hit hill Kelsey. They can hand it off. They can go so if you gave me. Chief Saint Super Bowl. I'd also be happy with that in Miami. I'd be happy I'd be happy with that. But again you still got to go to Baltimore and beat the most dynamic quarterback we've seen in quite some time who's going to be the MVP now therefore running back not bad for running back ESPN radio presented by progressive. Insurance Guests Appear Review of Shell Pennzoil performance line coming to a little bit later Rosh Markazi from the La Times. I've thrown to get more into the Lakers clippers dynamic. That's developing there in Los Angeles but coming up next chairman. Dan Lebatardshow Stugatz. Lindsey Vonn did something yesterday. I think no one should ever do on Christmas now. Some people will say she shouldn't have done what she did at any time. They but I say they got the mistake she made was what she did did when she did. You really think so absolutely. I'm going to tell me why. Are you going to explain that coming up next Dan lebatardshow. ESPN radio and the ESPN APP. 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ESPN that's eight. Eight eight seven nine. Three seven seven six. You can hit us on twitter at Michael Eaves at Jay Harris Harris. ESPN we do want to know on this day of return. So many people going back to malls or hitting up that Amazon Link to return some gifts that they receive. They didn't really like what's the worst gift you've ever received was the worst gift you've ever given someone some pretty good Responses so far I want to hear some more of your disaster Astra stories but something happened yesterday j. that I think no one should ever do. What is what's that? So Lindsey vonn proposed a PK. Sue Ban. Yes they've been. They've been dating for quite some time. You follow instagram. They're like lovey-dovey couple all the time. Good good for them now. Lindsay's been married before This this would be her second marriage and so this time she did the proposal because she like I know when I want. I who I want right here. Mary her athletic career is over. Time to start this family. Let's go yeah I find. That's cool good for you. Yes she proposed to him on Christmas as Christmas gave him a ring She gave him a ring. They both have ring both have ranked. He put his ring on Instagram. I believe it was. He said Even Gosh should have engagement bullying okay. I'm not mad at that fine. Whatever you want to do? I don't I don't care what I do care about though. is giving engagement rings as a gift on Christmas. It's a bad idea why it's a bad idea. Because here's why in America fifty percent of marriages end in divorce. Indeed fifty percent of them getting gauged. Christmas I know where you're going with and then you end up getting divorced which you literally have a coin. Toss chance of doing uh-huh what's that next Christmas going to be like. I is GonNa impact you some kind of way. Yeah I that's the worst thing thing you could ever give someone for Christmas because of the chances of that marriage not lasting now. I'm sure there are examples of it working out. Yes I mean. How long have you been married now? It'll be ninety one. Carry the one twenty eight twenty nine. You've been married twenty nine. You did not propose on Christmas. No Okay I've been married twice. I did not propose either time on Christmas but I do know that half of marriages and divorce. I'm a prime example of that right so I wouldn't want a holiday holiday affected in any capacity by doing that. But you cannot let that affect your love and what you WanNa do. He's got to go for. It could have done none of the week before two weeks before two weeks after nears either. That's that's just cheesy but it's it's the spirit of the holiday and it's a special guest on New Year's Eve and you shouldn't on Valentine's wishes yes you did do it Tuesday and I. You know what I'll say this as well because I'm guilty of this this this is one of more embarrassing things in my life I did and I think I think it's dumb and I hate when people do it now. Also like proposals at sporting events. Yeah yeah they kind of get on my nerves. I did that the first time you did it. It was Michael Eve on the jumbotron of what I said. I'm embarrassed by it right. Yes that's dumb as you should be yes. It's dumb because you do. You have a look at me look at me got divorced. So what. What were they looking at? They were looking at the coin. Flip landed on the other side. That's where it landed on tales. That's where I got kicked so so you shouldn't do it that either but don't do it on Christmas because of what it could end up becoming but if it ends up becoming something long term and and special and loving like I'm sure Lindsey and K hope will day to celebrate somewhere else but then you have an extra extra extra special Christmas and extra-special the racial is it. We'll we'll have to ask him a question. Yeah if you get your future spouse and engagement ring for Christmas right does that I get other gifts because the marines ain't that's true right. Yes I'm saying so like had the merry Christmas happy birthday happy anniversary she can air pods to no. She's not getting some some Air Jordan. Eleven does not have neither. I guess it depends on how you roll number one but number two but we're talking about most most people average people not just one gift up on three look baby. Oh you know if there's a if there's a great gift something she really wants now wonderful you know anyone who proposed to their significant other on Christmas Day anyone in here know anyone we know you might know someone. Oh Hey I guess and going things are things are going okay so far. Did you hear another gift as yeah well so I. I think I was before airplanes so as I was in the Air Force I was home For Christmas and so proposed to her on Christmas Eve. She didn't know what the other presidents were but thirteen years ago on slide. A little bit. Because and you're the you're in the military you can't just go pick a railing. Tuesday sometimes you gotta recent where like all right. I know I'm going to be able to be home at this point and do with how it's done. Yeah I knew I knew that. That was the first time we've seen we were GONNA see each other for the first time in a while and then after Christmas. Find me a few months you proposed on Christmas Eve heads. Did you see her on the twenty third of the twenty second or the twenty. Yeah I I probably got home a couple of days before that could affect but with yeah I was a surprise. I wanted to surprise her and she was going to be surprised. Browser the project telling the story now probably cut it and send it to the things that we're concerned. That was thirteen years ago. We've been married for eleven years and we have three three kids and I just popped up on the facebook memories the other day so it was. You know those facebook memories of something Great Kinda it forgotten. I did it then so it's nice to remind you that when I brought it up today where the worst time ever visit Christmas. But that's what Lindsey Vonn de That's what Lindsey Vonn bossed up. And she's like she's booked all the trends and I love that she did it. Yeah she bought all the rents yes. Here's what she got more or money. PK anyway so we'll hey that really going to be big. If it comes from her then I'll tell you the paycheck saying will you marry me. Look look what I got from me and like so now if you get an engagement ring if you're pk what's your wedding band GonNa look like or do you put a diamond on. I'm so confused. That's a great question because I've never heard of a engagement ring for. We should have grown. Have them on. Maybe we will coming up. Lakers lost to the clippers last night but there might be more. Would it be concerned about from a brand new company. 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Have you ever purchased a Bland?
"Every once in a while you read something or you see something or you hear something that makes things. Click into place in your mind and once that happens for you. The world is a little different forever. Today's episode will probably be one of those things. So i don't know if you've ever purchased the goods or the services provided by an upstart disruptor company before or not. If you have it can take many forms. You may subscribe to a shave for razors new razor from harris harris. Not saying you may have purchased one of those heavily discounted mattresses that come in a really cool box. You might even have done that. After hearing an ad on a podcast were hoping. To debunk the old school notion that you need a firm mattress or you may have cut out the middleman and purchased glasses from one of those sleek online stores that just need your prescription and your money and the lenses are on their way ohi. We're worby parker. You might have subscribed to a hipster clothing brands. Online monthly wardrobe subscription. I myself have been guilty of that one. You may have gotten your luggage or your coffee or your health insurance or your socks or your groceries from a startup. That does just that. And that's how you know that they really care and are really good. Just wanna make a difference in your shopping experience if you have done any of those things. Then congratulations you have purchased a bland. There are a million bland's there are more every minute. They all sell themselves as unique harris not say and they are all exactly the same and they are everywhere so today. We're going to learn about them just in time for your last minute holiday shopping. I'm jordan heath rawlings. This is the big story which is mostly not a bland but it could be ben. Shot is a visual columnist. For bloomberg opinion he he created the shots original miscellany and these shots almanac series. He writes for newspapers magazines around the world. I back hello. I want to ask you first. Where did you come up with the concept. The idea that we're talking about today because it really reads to me like you just have flash of insight and something occurred to you. Yes it sort of came like that. What it really was was a consequence of the quarantine lockdown in manhattan one of the strange things about manhattan basically empty. I mean you could literally walk down fifth avenue in the middle of the day and wouldn't be a single car so it was empty in march and april as it you know. The numbers became more ominous. And what you could see is the wood for the trees the trees for the word so you could see reliance on delivery workers and on package deliveries and homelessness because everything stood out because there was no crowd and the other thing you saw pretty much everywhere you went people delivering these boxes fedex and amazon and ups box after box after box and they all have these beautiful logos on them that all have similar look and feel and this tide was something that i've been feeling about branding in sort of the a phase western capitalism. That was this of the rise of the bland. We'll start then. Maybe by introducing us to it through the toothbrushes That you wrote about that. That was incredible. And i hadn't Even considered it. Until i saw them all in the same place like that. What are the brands Tell me the type and maybe even just lists their names because it's insane so people may have heard of quip so quick with this subscription toothbrush silver thin stylish sort of like the apple mac of toothbrushes and quip has been around for a bit then about a month ago two months ago now colgate introduced a toothbrush called home. Now what's interesting about is Has its own separate little website and it looks remarkably like quip and once you start looking quip next remarkably light gobi and burst and boker and rush and gleam and shine and there are dozens of these look like subscription toothpaste companies. Which have these very sort of edgy. Funky cool pastel modern. Sort of unthreatening sense. But it's a subscription toothbrush. And if you told my grandfather that people be spending money on a subscription tooth toothbrush. I mean he'd slapped me. It will just be outrageous to him but this has now become the new face of capitalism consumer capitalism. Why do people spend money like this on subscription toothbrushes. Well i mean. That's up to say the not good toothbrushes and maybe maybe actually a subscription means that you change your your toothbrush hair more often. It's beneficial teeth. And i'm not saying these products are bad. I'm just saying that they've created a new sense. And what's interesting about these products. And i dumped them. Bland for reasons. I'm sure we'll come onto is that they try in a sort of fly under the radar of rational thought that cool in that convincing and chummy and they sort of wanna friend and then not really like horrible old school brands. This sort of pounds. And that's what's actually interesting about hum by colgate is that it has all the look and the feel of one of these. Cheerful new breed brands. But it's got the big colgate logo the nathan so this tension between one of the cool new like upstart brands and one of the old. Fm cg sort of monolithic brands. How do you define something as a bland. do you have like a working definition in your head. Well i returned to the amazing judicial opinion on obscenity and pornography and the judge said you know when you see it And bland's have a similar sort of sense. What they really are and again. You knew them when you see them. They are brands that claimed simultaneously to be unique in in products and groundbreaking in design and purpose and singular in delivery while slavishly abang and identikit formula of business model. Look and feel and tone of voice and it's the business model the look and feel in the tone of voice once you identify them and group them together. You realize that. they're all the same but individually. They all seem to be unique. And that's the trick. Glands poll how do they do that they do it through look and feel and tone of voice so they tend to be neutral and clean and pastel. They tend to make claims to be underdogs. They always have an origin story narrative the humble they do one thing well they have these values these important values of consumer and community environment and aspirational that not cheap. So there's a huge blueprint and the article. I wrote for bloomberg opinion about two and a half thousand words and it goes through in tremendous detail. How these blance operate in terms of ascetics but also in terms of business with this is what i'm also really curious about. Is you know why do so many of them exist and you know in so many spaces because again the reason i started you off with toothbrushes. Because it's just such an innocuous everyday thing that you would never imagine There are twelve different companies vying for market share in but but that exists on almost every product now There must be a method behind this. Well i mean they pulled him thing to say that they are direct to consumers so what industries and brands and the brands that people may have heard of the old school the originator. Some of the earliest bland's were casper. Mattress company won't be parker the glass company away. The luggage company harry's this scripture shaving foam oskar the new york health insurance company and quip when you line them up they all sort of how this sensibility and because certain brands did very well sweet. Green the salad company. We'll be park especially the i'd losses company. They came in and they disrupted a very old established business model and then what happens is people in the same industry. Go hang on. We can do that too. We can then knockoff. Worby parker and there are dozens of. We'll be parker wanted wannabes. So people who say oh. The eyeglass industry is ripe for disruption. And why should this the only disruptor and then there are people who say. Aw we want to be the willoughby park of car hire or the will be part of a window. Cleaning we'll be puffer. Coffee pods says suddenly will be parked become. So my point is it works horizontally vertically horizontally people try and copy within that same grouping and vertically people borrow the success and say well how can we spin this off in other fields. What is their pinch to consumers because it's almost uniform. Yeah edens uniform. I when you line them up you realize so there were there were there. Were lots of elements to it. The first of all is the that underdogs so often they're funded by almost incomprehensible amounts of venture capital or angel investment but to say oscar for example. There strap line is. We didn't create oscar because we liked health insurance quite the opposite. There's the notion of their on your side. It's the man who's being you know having it good for too long. And they are absolutely out to disrupt the man and be good to the consumer. Now of course often. As i say he's a hugely wealthy funded companies and they eventually become the man but the sense of dog and that's linked to the origin story. The origin story is remarkable. They all have the same sense. Just this this bizarre notions candidate once upon a time. Five of us started talking about our teeth or keeps stephen. Dmitri met the first week of college back when they both had very full heads of hair. It's this notion that they're just regular joes who ally you know. We need a better sneaker. We're going to set out an inventor and it's really there are literally thousands of sneaker browns and all you re doing anything that innovative you know. It's funny we touched on it at the very beginning when you talked about the look and the feel of the toothbrushes and it kind of brushed up against it A minute ago when you talked about kind of the origin story. And all i can think of when i hear this is like that sounds like apple like that. Sounds like a you know the very beginnings of their brand. Is that where this all comes from. Well i mean you can't have a conversation about any of modern branding without apple and almost all of these brands. Aspire i think sort of publicly or privately to be the apple of their space and the reason why is that apple is incredibly clean and simple and distinctive and it has some of the greatest design. Heads it's almost comprehensible market value. The difference between these blands and an apple is apple has been doing this for forty four years right. So apple has been fighting and it's been stumbling and it's been working incredibly hard and it's constantly wrong-footed its users. So i'm the one. I had a an apple laptop. And we're going to get rid of the cd drive. That is impossible. This is insane could you. How are we going to download software without a cd player linked into my incredibly heavy laptop and they constantly do they take away the headphone jacks from that. Everyone's in uproar and then everyone goes and buys bluetooth headphones. So is this remarkable example of a brand that actually takes incredibly brave decisions. Gets things wrong gets things right moose ford and it's a riot at this point. After fool decades now it started off being the great giant killer against ibm. But now it's up the way more successful in some ways than idea. And it's now just like a crisp silhouette shiny from screen and everything you know about. Apple is summed up in that one silhouette but it took a long time to get there. Now what the bland's do like the away suitcases or mossy apple of suitcases. is they. try and start. Where apple ends they think right. We are just going to stop exactly going to learn everything that apple did and that's going to be baseline but they didn't invent necessarily and they don't innovate. They just copied the playbook and copying someone else's playbook is really truly successful business design strategy in my opinion how to blends actually make money. Do they make money. It seems like there's too many of them fighting for the same space for for any of them are at least very few of them to be reasonably successful. Well some do make money and some spin off. And i mean this is. This is the other thing is that brands are in to exit so a lot of these brands not all of them are not there to set up multigenerational companies. They're not bad. Become these huge successful long term companies. What they're trying to do is accelerate customer acquisition to launch velocity before spinning off an ipo or seeking acquisition from a competing company. So uba and postmates or lululemon who bought mirror or petsmart and chewy so often it's about blitz scaling to acquire as many customers as possible to look as big as you can and then essentially selling through an ipo so you float on the stock exchange or you essentially said it to one of your original competitors and there's a sense to which these some of these bounds almost engaged in a form of corporate blackmail. So they come along to. Let's not name names but they come along to say widget. X. like x. is a big consumer market and there's a couple of very big brands and they disrupt that they disrupt market ex gets disrupted and this super bland comes along and all the work they spend a fortune to acquire customers and then the companies they were competing against the old school lumbering big old fashioned browns thing. Oh my god. We have three options. Either we just get absolutely crushed by this competition. All try and spin off our own super cool. Bland which is what colgate tried to do with Or we just by the upstart me. Bring it in and we just own it. We own competition and that happens not infrequently of course the consumer who bought this suco. Cool upstart bland. It's like hang on a sec. I light you because you're like cool and not the man now. The man is brought us. So where do i stand but by this stage. The founders have escaped and they've made that hundred million dollars and everyone's happy. So how do plans do when they're acquired by mega corporations like how does hyung-doo for colgate do people buy do. They know it's colgate and and that's why it doesn't succeed. Well the truth. I don't know i hamas relatively new. Okay i mean. I laughed out loud. if you go to the Little mini site. It as i say looks like no other colgate toothbrush. Colgate toothbrushes on their website. Look like this and Looks completely different. Sort of tomato red. It's what cool. Sand sarah childish. All noah case. It's very friendly. it's very sort of gender fluid. It's very much of this particular design aesthetic moment but what's hilarious is underneath. The harm is the colgate logo. Now i have no idea. This is true. But i'd be willing to bet ten bucks. There was a meeting where the design people say. We should just call it. And then there's the branding old school people go to put the colgate logo without realizing that. Sorta destroys the entire point because it sort of negates the entire sense of an upstart because it's making claims to this old fashioned brand. Now the answer is how. How plans do well some do well. In some dote summit hugely successful has spun successfully and some will fall by the wayside. I think it's been a weird year. Because the ipo market. Obviously kobe has been strange. I think some will make a lot of money and the rest will make no money. And a vast amounts of venture capital will be burned in the interim. Is there such a thing as a unique bland or is that an oxymoron. I mean one of the ones you had in your piece is frank and should know. You're talking to us from canada frankin okay. Proudly canadian company is often trumpeted as a canadian owned and operated success. Story up here Bland's unique i think the onset of his by definition no because what they are trying to do is buy into this sort of cullman ascetic now within that they can do good work and bad work and they can be better than others or worse than others. I think the. I think the the initial revolutionaries probably onto something. I think everyone has followed in the footsteps. Isn't that's not to say that they're bad especially important emphasize. I'm not saying that bland's put me as a blinds has a pejorative sense to it. Matt is sort of easy and fun to slightly. Mock them when you put all of their origin stories together and you realize that they're identical since you could move around all the different words between these brands. And they don't make sense because that it really claim to originality because true originality is actually quite shocking. Some of them are is superb. I sit here in wearing. We'll be pocket losses. And i love them. I'm not saying that these are bad products. I'm just saying it's absolutely fascinating. How common they are in. Look and feel and tone of voice and business model when what they are saying is we are unique and special and there's no one quite like us when there are literally dozens of people like them. Can you take an existing product or brand and make it into a bland in order to make it cooler. Could we make this podcast into a bland. I mean it's funny. I don't wanna get us into trouble. But there's a huge overlap between the people who advertise on po costs. The browns advertisement costs and bland's this is sort of huge overlap and again. There's nothing wrong with. It's just kind of amusing and poke costs. Have this sort of sensor of that kind of friendly there in your ear. They had this pinky punky music. This sort of up speak. It's all like hey welcome. It's a nice warm bubble bath. Everyone's welcome personally attacked here. That's okay but listen. It's hugely successful. And that's that's the aesthetic of disk communications medium in the way that twitter has its own. Instagram has an attack. In fact you bite an entire article. And i may well do about the overlap between instagram. Acetic and blanding and again there are so many buyers that have seen to only exist on instagram. The plant lumberjack shirt to which you could find thousands of examples on instagram. that instagram is useful for selling axes. I mean really. People really need beautiful elaborate stylish access tons out. They do so yes. There is an overlap between all of these things. And i suppose for me. The question is how long does this movement last have we reached peak bland and one of the things that totally stomach was reaction to this piece. This is probably had more action. Little missed anything. I've ever written and i think almost like a stand up comedian. What i did was. I just put my finger on something that people sort of been feeling for many months if not years and once you put a name to it that got that exact. I think these are all the same these brands and people sort of feel vaguely conned. I think but i should say to. Ceo's of companies mentioned in this piece. So i'm not going to name wrote to me to say you know what hands up you got us. One of the guy says. I don't know why writing to you but you absolutely nailed it and i feel as you say i feel will see but you know it's working so i'm gonna stick with that you just mentioned have we reached peak bland. How would we know when that happens when new attempts at this Start to just be ignored when they start to lose priority in your instagram feed. Which you know is how. I encounter them How will we know when the business model is changing. Well i think like everything sees it. I in the rear view mirror. It's a bit like when you have a headache. You never noticed a moment. The headaches gone you go. I have a headache for that. And i think you know. I think that's the case with lots of sort of cultural movements. You really see the moment. I mean occasionally. When when bob dylan stood up and free. Trade hold on goes electric. Amac shouts judas. Well all right. That's exactly a moment where the culture changed. But you don't really see those moments. I do think bland's have tipped and i do think this piece was lucky enough. I think to call it on the crest of the wave. And i think we are at a moment and actually i'm writing a piece which i will happen to come back and talk about and should be interested on what i think is next. And it's a sort of some of bland and it's using a lot of the same techniques in a slightly disruptive and alienating so i think there are signs of the backlash or rather than next step but again you tend to see it in the review riviera. Then thank you so much for coming on and talking to us about this One of the most fascinating things. I've read this year. Thank you ben. Shot visual columnist for bloomberg opinion. That was the big story for more from us. Head to the big story. Podcast dot ca or find us at frequency podcast network dot com. You can of course find us in any podcast player. You prefer apple. google stitcher. Spotify doesn't matter you can also write to us. The big story podcast. That's all one word. All lower case at our dot rogers dot com and as always. We are on twitter at big story f. p. n. claire broussard stephanie. Phillips and ryan clark produced the big story analysts nielsen is our digital editor. Joseph fish was an associate producer all this week and we were so grateful to have him. And we're so grateful that you listened. Thanks for doing that. I'm jordan heath rawlings. Stay safe this weekend. We'll talk tomorrow.
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Which i think is just a perfect way to stay safe and also celebrate. Hey misty to know what time it is it is. We got a lot of gossip to get into today. So oprah winfrey is sitting down with prince harry and meghan markle for their very first. Sit down interview since that big engagement interview. So it's a big big deal. However could this interview cost them a hundred million dollars. Let me explain some negative hurry. They go paid a hundred million dollars for a big deal with netflix. The streaming giant. Now when netflix gives you a hundred million dollars they do on something back in return and it is so strange that they're very first interview the one thing we really want of this couple. This is the this is the tv special that everybody's going to watch. The numbers are going to be huge. It's not airing on netflix. It's airing on c. b. s. Nine misty you've been a tv reporter journalist for a very long time. You know this business. What's going on first of all you said the five letters count right. It's over you don't turn down over. I mean when you sit down with over its cash. A it's classy it. Chic and of course if they're sitting down with oprah at cbs. They talk about their netflix. Deal now if you go back when they got their deal back in september everybody thought they were going to do a reality show. And they made it very clear that they weren't going to net flicks to do documentary about their lives their working on a nature show. They're doing an animated series about women for children. And i do hear that they have some home videos. Yes they have them in their back. Pocket. what is going on here is that they're using another platform so they can talk the projects that they're going to do on netflix. Flicks i see today using. Cbs here to promote their netflix deals. They've also got a deal. I think we spotify to do a podcast. My sources inside netflix. I spoke a few of them. And there's actually a little bit of resentment here because most producers most people in tv have to work really really hard to earn a dollar. They're earning a hundred million mistake. They've yet to produce a single thing. Not one project. have they produced. This must must. They did produce one little project. And he's on his way. So maybe that's why they haven't actually made anything for net flex. But i think netflix's saying we're going to make this investment in them and even if it takes them into late twenty twenty one. Let's face it once they have this baby. It's going to be all about what they're doing with their children netflix's could promote that if they wanted to and they will bring projects to the network. They just they're working on some other things right now It must be nice to be a prince. Can you imagine if you signed a deal with netflix for your projects that you're working on and you've got two hundred million dollars something tells me misdee- might actually produce one of them. You'd actually make it happen if i had a one hundred million dollar deal with netflix. The projects would have been produced yesterday. Okay exhau- me. This brings us to my poll. Question of the day oprah. Sitting down with harry and meghan for their first sit down interview and then flicks cannot be happy about this. Do you think it's going to cost them. One hundred million dollars will. It costs them all that money dough votes on our twitter. Pay you jack. Not nice rob. Also facebook page is not gossip and be sure to check back tomorrow to hear your results. Misdee- love what are you working on a livia while muslim and a valentine's day of mine because she penned a heartfelt post to harry styles now. She's directing him in the upcoming thriller. Don't worry darling. And she praised the former one direction singer for his talent and his warmth and a sweet post on monday close enough to valentine's day so it red little known fact. Most male actors don't want to play supporting roles in female lead films. The industry has raised them to believe it lessens. Their power home. I either financial value to accept these roles. Which is one of the reasons. It's so hard to get financing for movies focusing on female stories. But she's acknowledging how harry supported her and the opportunity to you know. Take a back seat so now rob wait a second. Is this how blue or not. Please fill me in. They are yesterday. We saw photographs of her moving moving clothes shed suitcases out of her home that she wouldn't shared with jason today ca. She moved into harris harris. They are serious together. I think writing this note and being so public even though it's a lovely sentiment it's rubbing jason's nose in it a little bit. I mean he still mourning the loss of her. So i was surprised by this post but i have to say i do like this. It takes a really big person to be able to take back seat. It hasn't always got to be about year when it's a real insight into hollywood mr. We always talk that. There's not enough projects out there. With wonderful strong females as the lead. The reason is not because these projects don't exist. Thousands of them in fact misdeeds working on one herself called all about eve. It's a wonderful show. you're working on. The hard thing is finding the money the finance financeiros the people that have to produce it that have to back it. They often don't want to put their money into these projects. So i think livia pointing that out and the fact harry's willing to take a backseat makes me so happy. Liz stories wild misty. I don't know what your tv sources are saying about it. But i can't wait to hear so there was an essay. Immorality asking is american idol. Using claudia conway night claudia. Sixteen years old. She's the daughter of kellyanne conway who we know from the trump administration. She's had a little bit of trouble on social media. She's been pointing things out about her mother. It hasn't been pretty and in fact. The parents at one point asked the media to back away from claudia and sixteen years old as a teenager. We did. We didn't do on the show but then she will dish for american idol. Now two of the judges said she was terrific. Katy perry line richer. Luke was the only one that said she wasn't ready for hollywood. I think he's probably right. Here what do you think about this misty. They even use claudia in the tease of the show. So do you think that using Well we know a little bit about how tv works behind the scenes. And when you have a controversial figure such as claudia eyeballs or be glued to the television set so this was no accident. The producers knew what they were doing People are going to tune in whether they liked her whether they don't like her how they feel about her mother. And of course there was a little little snippet of kellyanne. of course. i'm the daddy. I or their relationship. Has it been mended or are they still on the outs with one. Another the only problem with this kind of stunt casting is that audiences forget really quickly you can think about shows like dancing with the stars and you had the lady from the tiger show on there. I guess carole baskin and people you tune in but afterwards you're kinda like so. It's always kind of a gamble. I don't think she's gonna make it past the first one hundred days once you get to hollywood. You do your three day thing. I don't think she's gonna make it past there but you never know she might have gone home. Practice pulled out that talent. We'll have to wait and see. Yeah well wishing the best. We really are here. We're not show. But i don't like it when people are you is the misfields. It feels a little strange. But that's the the headline of a story in variety. What do you think are they using. Her is american idol using claudia. She's just sixteen years old to get publicity. What are you working on the these racy videos. Mistakes is a source story. I know i had to dig back in my nickelodeon brain. So there was a character called dust and brooks now he was on that zoey one on one show. He filed prodigies younger. Brother and the hit series. It went off twelve years ago but little dustin is all grown up now. His real name is paul butcher. He's twenty six years old and he's taking tick tock by storm with these not so. Pg thirteen thirst trap video now in one video. He made the suggestion that women act like they want flowers and candy. Aw but no. They don't want that. They really want to be an handcuffed consensually. Of course and then he also put up a video to that song walk and he remax and he's handcuffed in the shower naked. Really thirsty i looked at some research. He's very good looking. I felt like his father was a little little creepy but One of these people do what did teenage stars do. What the child stars do we never want them to grow up do. We don't want them to grow up. He was just twelve years old now. He's twenty six on tiktok. He's not getting a lot of work as an actor. He enjoys the spotlight. I understand. i'm not. I'm not putting that down but once you do. These racy racy racy video lose. Wouldn't you take your clothes off. There's nowhere else to go. I don't know if this is the best idea. But yeah i. I hear you rob but i think why a lot of these teenage stars or these stars that were stars. Do this as an adult is. Because they're trying to break that image of the squeaky clean nickelodeon star. You can see a lot of disney stars and they want to show that they are grown up. There are willing and ready to take on these. I have to just say one response to his pictures was excuse me. I'm pretty sure. I'm reaching the wrong episode of zoey because i've reached nick at night. Just so funny thou- do it. I'd task before we go to break. This story is wild. Selma hayek is responding to rumors that she married her husband just for money. Her husband is a billion air. France was henry new is his name is very very rich his actually the head he oversees massive brands like gucci alexander mcqueen east salary will. She has no excuse for not looking fabulous on the red carpet. If you have access to all those designers. He's super super rich but they happy married for twelve years. They have a thirteen year old daughter together. And she did. Dax shepard's podcast. I love his podcast and even ducks said to her. When he first heard about marriage he thought it was superficial to she actually said she found that offensive because he's mater a much better person and she's growing in many ways and we immediately think rich people not good people. She said he's a great great guy. Is it possible misdee- to love somebody here and not consider how much money they're worth while there's this old saying that it's they say that it's just as easy to marry a rich man as it is a poor one now. I'm sure when selma saw him she probably noticed his kind heart and his wonderful demeanor but she probably also realized that he was a billionaire. I mean there's nothing wrong with that and if you think about it. They've been together for so so many years over a decade. they've weathered some you know cheating scandals. I believe he has a baby with another model. And once you've been with somebody for so long you create this bond so even if maybe when she first met him she's like it's not bad that he's a billionaire over the years they've learned to love one another. They've grown with each other. They become better people. Because of one. Another and i just have to say that selma is my fashion muse. Gene i are both petite curvy. Girls always looking at her pictures and thinking. Maybe i can pull that off. Absolutely you can minister. You're just as glamorous as she is but we should boy died here to. She's a very successful actress. She doesn't need anybody's money. She earns so much money. It is fascinating when i first got together with bruce. My husband bruce jones. A lot. More money than i do. I think people were suspicious. We've within together for over twenty years. But i have to admit it is nice being married to somebody who doesn't have to worry about paying the rent like it really is nice. That's not the only reason. And that's the mistake we make. I think we fall in love with people for a variety of reasons. It's not just one. Hopefully they're good. Hopefully they kind. Hopefully they make us laugh. Hopefully we find them attractive. But it's all these things together in a package and people but remove. The wealth from that package are not telling you the whole truth. Is i think what about you. Mr. yeah yeah. I mean i look at all. My friends who are in relationships and money can be a very big issue. So if it's something that you can take off the table it just makes life. I believe a little bit easier. So i will wait and see and find out it is it is you. Don't stay with somebody just because they're rich. You really don't have to be many many other things but it does make life easier. We'd be foolish to pretend it didn't hey t we're gonna take a quick break and we will be welcome back to the show. I'm your host afraid. Ms misdee- from new orleans steelers the polls don to the bachelor is talking about permanently replacing chris harrison. Is it time for a change. Yes or no fifty five percent said yes it is mystique you know tv. What's going on. Could he lose his job. I don't think chris harrison is going to lose his job. I think this is one of those things where he needs to kind of disappear for a while do mea culpa for the things that he said and he will be back or what they may do. Say you know what we need. A little more diversity behind the scenes. So maybe they'll bring in rachel lindsay and she can co host with him. But i've spoken to chris harrison and i remember way back when when the show started and i asked him. I said chris you know this is a great show. But there's not a lot of people of color and he said we don't get a lot of people of color at that time we're talking when the show started. I'll applying for the show. I think they're making an effort. They're still a lot to do but if anything happens i think it'll be a co hosting gig. Or maybe he'll move into the kind of position where he's not the main host but he's giving commentary. He's been a part of that show for so long and it'd be weird if he's not a part of the show tyra banks. Tom berge on the same day dancing with the stars. Abc does have a history of doing this. Hey don't forget to vote on today's poll. You can get to pay jack not nice rodber or facebook. Page is not gossip and be sure to check back tomorrow to hear your results and now it's time for a nicest of the own. This just makes my heart just wound. It's about luke bryan and he insists that communication is the key in marriage now he and his wife caroline just celebrated fourteen years of marriage in december and revealed their relationship is only getting stronger with time. now he's forty four years old and he explained how communication is the key pursuing one's own passions is extremely important. He told us to people magazine so he said it's all about communication and giving each other the time to do the that we're passionate about but communication is so officials so rob if we're supposed to take anything from this. I think it's that communication is the key. Maybe yeah absolutely talk. Talk talk and the more uncomfortable. The conversation the better you autumn. Actually have it's okay. Let's you're not of the day naughty. naughty naughty. Naughty naughty ryan reynolds is calling. Blake lively his full ever. Valentine is a twist. there's a these the naughtiest because i just adored. I messed so cheeky with each other. They tease each other. They chose each other. They just make me smile so we said the following he said my forever valentine for the foreseeable future. She responded back with a photograph of him doing her hair. They're in lockdown krona virus. So he's doing her hair and she wrote that time is had sex. She used the different world with my hairdresser. Adorable you to just naughtiest. And the nicest of the day and now it's time for a moment of rob rob rob. Hopefully we make you laugh and giggle for twenty minutes celebrity gossip but for a miniature moment or a little bit more serious. Listen to this mistake. Quite a tongue twister and ahead twisted to with that kind of us you cannot find success and without success. It's almost impossible to be kind because real kindness is real success and real success is real kindness oh that is a bit of a chunk twister. Yeah i totally agree with it. We've talked about this many times. That you say that you want to be surrounded and work with people that you find kind and you enjoy being around and who wants to be in a place where you just feel that your work is in value or people are just looking to put you down if you show a little bit of kindness to your family to the people you work with two people in the street on the world's a better place but rob. Let's take a moment. Where does that kindness have to start. You have to start by being kind to yourself. Absolutely what. I'm trying to get at is kindness and successor linked. They're not mutually exclusive. You can't be successful unless you kind. I really don't and if you are signed than you are successful and if you are successful really successful it's because you're kind so stop thinking these people that run the world that you think are really successful are successful because then not if they don't have a love or kindness in their lives. they are not successful. I know a lot of really rich famous people. I've worked with a lot of them. They're not successful. They might look like they're successful because they're on the top of the charts or they live in a big house so they have a nice car. They're not they're really miserable. Successes kindness and kindness is success. Hey that's it for today and thank you so much for joining us. We love having you. 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"On September Seventeenth Two thousand nine twenty four year old my trees Richardson disappeared without a trace in the woods near Malibu California. And was never seen alive again. I'm Katherine Townsend hosted the PODCAST Helen Gone. We're going to try to find out what really happened to my trace, Richardson. School of humans and Iheartradio present Helen gone season three. Listen to Helen gone on the iheartradio APP apple podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. They Microsoft co-founder and billionaire bill. Gates is sixty fifth birthday said gates. I can finally collect social. Security. Oh ironic because he's so wealthy doesn't even need social security. It's a very wealthy man I'm surprised he'd be excited. I think that's the irony would barely make a debt you would think. I don't understand how that would affect his finances. You'd think he'd hardly even notice right right. Some good economic news that this hitting today that you should know about weekly jobless curry ask I need to get back to frightening and angering people weekly jobless claims have fallen to seven hundred, fifty, one thousand, which is still higher than the pre cova record by a lot going down but it's not a million which it was for twenty weeks in a row. Do we still have those clips? Michael. We're always off so good. And also the use back. Then also the US economy. Has Exactly. Yeah. Grew at a record breaking thirty three percent for the annual rate about seven percent for the for the quarter. That's just crazy. But again, as I mentioned earlier, the way for me to lose a record two, hundred pounds would be to gain five hundred. So the economy was in the toilet to allow such a crazy Roy, another area to paraphrase something I saw Andrew Yang just we if you lose thirty three percent and then you gain thirty three percent, you're still down about eleven percent. Interesting Ladies and Gentlemen Math Math, what are you going to do percentages are weird. Now if you don't listen to the show live this is irrelevant information for you but the the markets do appear to be rallying somewhat at present, which is up. Just good it. Keenan. because. I have a bit of money in a 401k. Yeah. Because it takes it takes one hundred percent increase to double something but only a fifty percent decrease decrease to half something right? Right plus my twenty percent share in a Chinese energy company Oh that's right I wasn't supposed to say that. Dan. I'm a lot like a big guy. Trust me I'm not. How do you like this folks? Two. Things of similar. Well, this one. So partisan I am a part of a particular set of ideas that I think are way better for the country that makes you an ideologue. Okay. Right. A partisan goes with Democrat Republican. No matter what they're doing. Oh, no I think the Republican Party is has no principles in his. Heavily populated with hypocrites and jackasses there are some good folks absolutely. But yeah okay. More an ideologue that thank you for clarifying. The two things of a piece to peas in a pod. If you will number one businesses all across America are boarding up their windows. In anticipation of violence on election day and the days following. Coast to coast, they are boarding up their windows preemptively in this country. All of that violence. Will be started by the left. If I'm wrong point out when I am wrong I will acknowledge it. And then I will figure the rough percentage of the violence started by the left. And the right and I will bring that to you without fear or trepidation on on the Armstrong and getty show. Well, the one of the reasons they're boarding up is because we'll all one we we know that we're in a time where people might get in the street and get violent and to it's been demonstrated over and over all across the country that nobody's GonNa stop it right. There's going to be almost no effort to stop it from happening. For instance, got this picture from Philadelphia This store was looted in May. During those protests using my finger quotes, they just restock the shelves and reopened three weeks ago, and now they've got a picture of it completely wiped out everything smashed nothing in the store except broken glass and they won't be able to open until Christmas. Time right dozens of black owned businesses by the way Johnson's of of hard working American families who labored their whole lives to open a business, and now the mob of looters brought them to their knees got how do you even how even decide that? This is what you WanNa do with your life. When that happened, I would think I will use I if I'm going to be a business person, I can't do it here. Michael do we still have the crowd laugh? We haven't used that either for ages you're slacking in there I don't mind saying. We had over the restrictions. We can't have live audience and I'm too lazy to read the fine print. Last Philadelphia's become the city of brotherly looting. Aspect of is that seventeen looters shot each other the other night during the looting Because one guy had had like a better big screen than the other guy, the second shoot the first guy and take his big screen. They turned on each other like savages unbelievable. Okay. So I promised you two things. This is the second one. I'm quoting now a tweet from emily who I don't know her act. but she wrote girl scouts an organization dedicated to girls has removed a post quote highlighting the five women who've been appointed to the Supreme Court. Because it was viewed as a political partisan statement. So the girl scouts have had to take down their tweet celebrating the five women appointed the Supreme Court because twitter went wild and was angry its support of trump. So. The greatest perhaps organization for little girls on Earth. is now. Cowed into not saluting women of achievement because people are so insane over trump well, tiny number of people on twitter organizations point a lot of. People just haven't caught onto the fact that a tiny number of people on twitter are controlling the dialogue and I think eventually, we'll all catch onto this. I think the girl scouts or you tell me whether this is a good argument or are they ought to just man up. You want the girl scout a man irony intended Those small. That small of militant scumbags on twitter. We'll come to the attention of glancing up Good Morning America and the today show, and they'll make a big deal over does the girl Scouts Support Donald Trump. From little girls to partisan activism the girl scouts they'll have a gigantic migraine headache they don't need. True. That's true. Is there some Primitive Island, the nation I can become part of. I might even be able to I don't know I could be like their minister of something or other. I bribed my way in I imagine you my nest egg is probably good enough if. They trade and conch shells and. Where loincloths and such I'd probably be quite a mover and Shaker does anybody know why grocery demand is skyrocketing again what is that all about people are staying home cooking at home Thanksgiving coming up And that. Those two things. I believe it's the it's mostly the staying home cooking at home thing I've heard a handful of stories that because a resurgence yeah. Okay. Yeah. So is there a corks wipes and? Hand sanitizer and all that or we got plenty of that. Now I think America's industrial might got ratcheted up enough that that stuff it's like water now, toilet papers problem. I was at the the warehouse place the other day and it was fully stocked. It wasn't at all like the one per customer signs were around in the early days. Yeah well. You Know Positive Sean put this the Best I've heard it put. If instead of all the lockdown talk in the governor's in their health jackasses who are obsessed with nothing but the covid in their unilateral dictatorial dictates get some fine writing there Instead, we'd said America we have a serious problem here. We've got this nasty disease it spreads like crazy, but we can't wreck the economy. How do we keep each other safe yet four Jay had how do we keep our schools open ready set create? If. We challenge the American people like that ready set creative seeing some of that now. But those who would dictate from above those who are desperate for central control man. They got the reins for awhile and they tried to keep that from happening. Ready and up. We're GONNA follow the science set a guy who couldn't think his way out of a frigging paper bag. Gavan bussum. Booze. that. especially around Halloween stuff now. Am I a child in the center. WHO's a governor and he's scary Adam Booze. Yeah. If I was six yeah, that'd be pretty strong. Anyway and Durant I. Think you hear Me Talking So. Some hackers hacked into a Georgia, counties, election data Groucho, and said, give us some money or we're GONNA release this private information from people and acres and acres and the county didn't pay. So the hackers released some of the data but not like the most like your social security numbers and stuff. Yeah. Just to let them know like. We're not kidding we release names addresses you still not GonNa pay us on US and they sent back a finger. Yeah, ineffective or a toe in the case of the big Lebowski and we'll see what happens a. they're going to send out a release social security numbers voting history, which could be embarrassing for some people I suppose. Sort, of stuff but to me the bigger story and it's a pretty big story that hackers can so regularly. Hold the cities and counties and states, hospitals hospitals uddhav. At something. But anyway, if they can do it, I gotta believe the the Russians and the Chinese are better hackers than that, and they're not gonna get into voter rolls to. Try to steal money right they don't want fifty thousand they're going to try to screw with the election. Just, you know I I. Really Really. The the third really the rarely seen third. Really I really really really hope the number one story next week isn't how China Russia Iran or somebody Screwed up our election so much we don't know who won Florida. We don't know who won Pennsylvania. You know the irony in this are we're going to have a serious constitutional crisis Russia, will put out the story that Russia hacked into the actual voting machines. Yeah, it's a weird situation where you wouldn't want to do it and not and people not know it. Right you have. Not True they'll do they'll. They'll publish that story to try to get us to question each other and ourselves and our institution. But if you're successful, you'd still want if you were really successful you'd still want people to know because if you just make one of them win. I don't think I don't think they actually feel there's that much of an advantage to them either one of them when we asked them senator and Georgia please the the the the advantage is you know the chaos of this wasn't a a a real election. With the presidency and the Senate at stake. Yeah. Now, I that all I hope that's not the story next week for. Guy You frightened I don't know I have no idea how he would straighten that mess out. No idea. What are you GonNa do a do over election and hope you're getting better at keeping your votes this time. I. Mean. What would you do? I have no idea how they would fix that. It would actually be a constitutional crisis. There you go. I'm working with Nancy Pelosi over here. No, you're right. It would be oh, how are you going to decide as president asserted? Georgia is the number one state in America for great songs being written about it. Please discuss. We'll take your we don't take. A mailbag at Armstrong and getty dot com if you wanNA email Idaho No. Not so much. Let's think about it. Okay. We'll come back. There are a couple alternatives. There are a couple of pretenders to the throne, but I still say it's Georgia I got the hot toy list if you want to get ahead of that among other things on the way. On these leave that song about a state ever. been. Many focusing like that I would never speak sing my orders. Uh. Restaurants. Exist. posited. That George Anthony. Ring Nine Georgia's. Spectacular Song. The more I thought about it. I just think by sheer weight of. Number of locations and cultural impact cal unit corneas. Probably at the top of the list, I have a couple of lists for you number one, the twenty greatest songs written about geographical locations. That have become part of the national consciousness so they're older. Gus from Sweet Home Alabama to L. A. Woman to see I I. Disagree Songs, l.. A. Woman is about a woman. Well, it's about La to Detroit rock city. You get your Kansas City. You got your by the time I get to Phoenix, which is about in Delhi. I don't know that song going to California by led Zeppelin, El, Paso Marty Robbins scratching you were you edge there Jack Little country music because my rash. the city of New Orleans Ortho. Guthrie. midnight traded Georgia there. It is Gladys Knight and don't forget ladies and gents the pips looking back Texas. I WanNa, spend a weekend, New Orleans one day, and just go to different like hole in the wall jazz clubs were allowed to gather good times. That sounds awesome. Do you know the way to San Jose Dionne Warwick? I actually do. Depends where you are. Philadelphia. Freedom Elton John I just take eighty to one. That's one way to get their last trained, Clarksville, the keys. Again not about Clarksville at all but about a girl Brooklyn Roads Neil diamond I don't know that some. So reminiscence about his childhood in Brooklyn in the Fifties Viva Las Vegas. Elvis Presley. John Denver Rocky Mountain High. That's number four year number three greatest song about a location ever California dreaming. The madres poppies. Let's see which tall I'm in Glen. Campbell, which is again about infidelity out about in Wichita and the California gurls the beach boys. And actually, I also have for you the most famous song about every state, and I'm not going to do fifty there fifty until the Democrats get control of the Senate by the way. I'm just GONNA flip down in it. Random bring. You. Colorado Rocky Mountain high by John Denver. Wants to obviously our hope Arkansas Mary Queen of Arkansas by Bruce Springsteen, which was one of the worst spring sing songs ever according to that new list that's out that people will talk about for a day and a half. I'll continue to sprinkle these in throughout the day Jack they like it or not coming up. Comma Harris's liberalism is no laughing matter based on her sixty minutes performance from Sunday night we'll play a little clip for that and explain why. you know the only reason this is important. Generally who cares what the vice president things about anything office at Ain't worth a bucket a warm s but Sh-, Jeff thinks she's going to be president because well, you think, Joe Biden is not GonNa Finishes Term Oh I'd be willing to wager heavily on the profit. Polling. On that. What percentage of people think he'll last full-term Nobody Joe Biden Says No. It's to be fairly low. Doesn't it? How much time we got here Michael. One Minute one minute, can we do this? A Tampa woman returned forty two thousand Amazon items is a scheme to try to make money. Here's how it went. This woman found a loophole with a very large company that all of us us and she took advantage of that loophole. Basically, what she was doing is claiming that she paid for the shipping prices when she didn't do it, they have a fraud department and they were tracking her for a while. Returns No. Coming June attorney, we reach out to not yet. But. You will not. Yet. You returned this just sounds like a pain in the ASS. If you worked hard, you'd make this much money can real job she returned forty two thousand Amazon items which would be. Like sentence me meet a prison to do that. One hundred thousand dollars reimbursement scheme. Job At. Heard at the county fair where people punch me in the face for five bucks. If you've ever returned anything. It's a pain in the ASS. Boy So Comma Harris's socialism, and how m the cable news channels went crazy when ACB became supreme court. Justice it's pretty funny. Armstrong and getty. At qualcomm, we believe in staying connected and you can see us wherever five G. is helping transform telemedicine supporting remote education empowering Mobile PC's the invention ages here learn more at qualcomm dot, com slash invention age. The Armstrong and getty show. With me. CARMELA. Carmela, we're going to be talking about Comma Harris Harris. Thank you don for the pronunciation guide. You don't WanNa be racist in just a second. I. I just saw this Joe Biden mispronounces it like after time this saw this up on the video it was John Fogerty. From CR playing fortunate son for his granddaughter's History Project. That'd be cool. Wow School. What do you think she got on the on the project I also see that on the new keeping up with the Kardashians which just debuted chloe reveals she has tested positive for covert. So our prayers with corker dashing. on a serious note. Terrorist attack in France today. That's a fairly big deal more on that coming up in a little bit. But each that story is back. Yeesh is right and strong. They're decapitating people. They are decapitating people on the you know today in a church in France. But anyway, that's ugly. Kamla. Harris was on sixty minutes the other night, the feature of course with Joe Biden and down from who cares the running mates are nobody cares never mattered my lifetime no. Casting a vote based on who the VP's though it matters but commonly harasses more likely to be president than any. I can remember. Maybe nineteen seventy-two when it looked like old tricky Dick was getting toward the end of his run. But anyway so here's Kamla Sixty minutes with Norah O'Donnell Sunday night. So are you going to bring the policies those progressive policies that you supported as senator into a Biden administration I will give him that perspective and always be honest with him. And is that a socialist or progressive perspective? No. It is the perspective of of a woman who grew up a black child in America who was also a prosecutor who also has a mother who arrived here at the age of one, thousand, nine, hundred from. WHO also? Likes, HIP hop. Why do you WanNa know what the hell does that mean I appreciate Neuro donal asking question and in a series tone? Yeah. No way was answered Wisconsin funny but. Kamala Harris was liberalism is no laughing matter this from this editorial just pointing this out the nonpartisan gove track ranked Harris the most liberal. US Senator. Because she was the least likely to join bipartisan bills and because she either voted for our cosponsored, the most liberal bills, possible left to seem to agree with the bipartisan because the left the organization Americans for Democratic Action Gave Harris Perfect Liberal rating not even Bernie Sanders can touch Harrison score crate Scott she backed Medicare for all before does She also supported the absurdly expensive unreal and unrealistic green new deal to the point where she threatened to end the Filibuster to pass it, she wants to ban right to work laws she wants to decriminalize illegal immigration. She wants to provide health care for illegals implement a compulsory gun buyback, which is confiscation a gun confiscation program and ban fracking that's not just made up by right-wingers that's according to votes she's cast and statements she's made. In just the last couple of years, she is more liberal on all the issues if you if you write them either by nonpartisan groups are by liberal groups then Bernie Sanders for an art sanders she gets to be. This is American if that's what you want to vote for feel free to but you gotTa know what your own it's not a hilarious question to say you know what are you bring in socialist to progressive policies what? I'll tell you what I'm bringing. My mom is an immigrant from what do you what the Hell Yeah no kidding. Well, its generally agreed that. Joe. Biden's platform is the furthest left of any presidential candidate in history. Partly, just the way our politics have moved partly because he promises just ridiculous like you know Santa Claus on steroids crap that not only does he have no intention of delivering nobody could. And yet people go out and drove. Vacant I'd cattle the vote for it. So one thing I would say about Oh a lot of that is I don't think Comma Harris cares about any of those things I, think she just a, you know trying to climb the ladder I don't think she believes in any of those things. I think she'll be whatever would get her reelected. If she was president I don't she has any principal Bernie's committed to the core on various things. She's fishes Gubbay. She was just saying those things because she thought because she was. Watching. Twitter. Those are the things you needed to say to become the nominee or the way you needed to vote all and that's why she narrowly missed being the nominee. Oh, that's right. She was forced out before Iowa. She also said I'm GonNa give him my lived experiences a black woman in America which is a critical race theory code thing. Yes. As the daughter of to Stanford professors anyway switching subjects also political though I thought this was Kinda good The story is a little bit old but I saw. A CB was sworn in as Supreme Court justice Monday night. I wasn't watching the cable news channels when it happened but this. person from the Washington examiner was on Monday as Barrett enter family participated in a swearing-in event at the White House. MSNBC published an on air headline that read underneath are being sworn in Republicans celebrate as thousands die. Seems reasonable. Did thousands diet at that exact moment or is this more of a long running things? Is the the writer of this article which I think is funny elsewhere on the network host Chris Hayes echoed the garbled sentiments voiced by the on air graphic accusing Republicans and even Barrett herself of genocide coating Chris as here. Something else that Mitch McConnell and the Institutional Republican Party and all the staffers and the lawyers and the fact totems and the functionaries and the people sitting in the White House watching this right now perhaps people on Capitol Hill who have T. the TV on right now and the right wing who had been supporting in spinning for this president and the people who work for Donald Trump himself and all of his apologists who like to pose as independent thinkers to. And all the king's men removed from it all. Wow. That's not even a sentence. That's where he starts where it ends. But he continued moving ponder slain the general direction of appoint. Something that every last one of them have done together said Chris Chris Hayes other than Supreme Court justices, which cannot be reversed, and that is that they have participated in a project that has led to the deaths of probably one hundred thousand Americans who didn't have to die congratulations you got that done to that also can't be reversed they can't come back. We can't undo that that's the other accomplishment here judge Barrett, they traded one for the other they traded those lives for this justice see talking about the Cova. Yeah And yet somehow. What? I'll read the column. Hayes has been using this as a talking point for weeks. Now, how exactly the Senate killed hundreds of thousands of people by giving its advice and consent on this nomination is clear now than when hastened for Senate well, you are watching I watched the swearing in ceremony and Donald Trump actually handed her the nuclear football and she white without Ottawa just for chuckles. You didn't hear about that. What the hell is he talking about so I I just thought aside do okay. It's time to start back at the bottom of the hyperbole scale or something, and then you know work our way up again so. Went into a church in France today and killed some people. The knife beheaded a woman all while screaming or yelling bar as he was shot as he was taken to the ambulance you still yelling Allah Akbar. See what is going on here. There has been a spate of these over the last several weeks three hundred attacks as morning Joe put it today we'll motive is still unclear. Is it because of the the trial of the shooter's from Charlie Hebdo massacre is it because that professor was drawing pictures of Muhammed to make a point? Yes. all of these. Yes sure. But it's a little scary and they're in their in their highest. Their color code their the way they do it rainbow of doom, the rainbow of doom, their at their highest color right now, and they got police on the streets everywhere in France and all the big cities and politicians are saying strong things and It's you know it's a scary situation meanwhile. This tweet went out this morning. From a guy named Dr Mahato turned Muhammed who, I didn't know who that was but he was the prime minister of Malaysia a couple of cycles ago Malayasia's gigantic an enormous country. tweeted out, Muslims have the right to be angry and kill millions of French for the massacres of the past. Wow. In Bremmer re tweeted that saying shocking from a former world leader many accounts have been suspended for less I'd say twitter a Jack Dorsey and your beard that okay on. Twitter. Apparently it is guy calling for millions of French people die at the hands of terrorists wou. How about the fact that that's the former prime minister of Malaysia thanks. That's what he actually believes and not only does he believe it he thinks that's the sort of thing you should say out loud right and not to like just you're crazy friends is proud proud of it. That is something right there nation of thirty, some thirty, one, million people sixty, one percent Muslim. That is that is something they had a problem in France. Yeah. They do they got a big problem in France. Yet. So weird to be back on the fundamentalist Islam beat you know. Kind of mellowed out for a while there but not in France, where they have is at ten percent Muslim pop- population at this point. yeah. Well, troubling stuff you know. That's all we need. Right Yeah, we don't see anything like that in the United States whom We were talking earlier about France and Germany shutting down like crazy over the covert thing shut down the country's for a month starting this week in the month of November shutdown again in France and Germany restaurants everything like that. Completely closed is that Germany or France where you're only supposed to leave your house for an hour Italy reimposing some of those restrictions to an hour a day get to go out of your house but. The protests have have been mounted. The the euros in question are much less compliant. They're saying we're not GONNA do this. This is going to be a really interesting chapter in government mandates and control versus the people having had enough meanwhile in Sweden. They didn't shut down they had an initial in deaths that was very troubling but since then it's mellowed out almost completely they have a very low level of deaths in Sweden. And These countries that devastated their own economies? Emerged from it, they were hailed by the American media, and now they've got it like crazy again. The media silent on that, but there is some good news. Regeneration Pharmaceutical said data from a late stage clinical trial suggests that it's antibody cocktail therapy I do enjoy a cocktail. For covid nineteen significantly reduces virus levels and the need for further medical care. Another encouraging after you get it. Yeah. It's It's a treatment. It's a therapy as opposed to a vaccine. OPTIONS INCENTIVE Exactly patients outside the hospital we got the therapy were fifty seven percent less likely to need medical care boy if I am going to keep that in my mind if I get it, you know tomorrow which gave could give me one of those little that. If. Your doc and can give me to hook up. You know maybe we'll just keep it in the back of my fridge I do one shot bleach. Just like the president's that's smart. Do It hate that story? Yeah. I know it's it's like the good people on both sides story it's just fiction. And yet, it is gone around the world many times. So that's good news to. Keep it up. That's the only thing that's going to end this. Yes. Something that removes the menace of it or a vaccine. I yeah, I think this thing is just part of our lives now until medical science triumphs over it, one way or another now could go away could. We didn't get rid of polio or smallpox by hunker down. No, we did we achieve herd immunity science beat it. Yeah. Well, a vaccine is in a way herd immunity, but it's different than what we're talking about I. Think unless you were a quibble SOM quitter, you understand that the the bad news about the which makes this even better news. What we're talking about is that. They're thinking your your immunity does not last forever. The milder the case early, the younger you are the less lasts. Yeah, not good. Working on those those drugs folks but it could end up being like a flu vaccine where you you just have to take it once a year. I to take chicken pox thing where you're one and done. GimMe, the vaccine, my right arm, the bleach, and my left arm. That's what I'll. I'll be ready to go. Last checked earlier this evening seventy, five million votes had already been banked, which is about fifty four percent of the total vote in twenty sixteen, and while you know, you can go crazy trying to figure out the partisan breakdown of early voting and all of that. It does seem that if the national polls have been right in this remarkably stable race for very long time that even if the tally were being banked. Evenly in correspondence to the polls Joe Biden is the odds on favourite for winning. The doesn't mean trump can't win We're hearing a lot of people who think rallies are more important than polls that will be put to the test. But you know Joe Biden has the wind at his back right now and the fact that he's banked. So many of these votes has to be a real concern for the GOP particularly if they're going to get out the vote on. Election Day. As. Joel Goldberg now he is a never-trumper. I think he's right though I think the polls show that the overwhelming likelihood is that Joe Biden Wins Mitch McConnell is out today saying there's a fifty fifty chance Democrats take the Senate. Does that make him a bad person for saying that? Is he exposed to ignore the polls because every time I say I think Biden's GonNa win You know get killed in sex in the emails or how dare you say that I just I? Don't understand ignoring the polls. that's not the result I want. It's just what the polls show We got this. How can you place any credence on the polls and keep saying that the Democrats will sweep? How stupid can you be? Of course after it's all over you'll blame everything but yourselves for being so wrong again. the that's that's a myth that has grown is that the polls were so wrong to sixteen. They weren't that wrong the national poll was right. of course, national polls are Ni- on useless over reporting on them as. Bright but the national polls were right It closed in like the last couple of days you had a lot of undecideds but as the polls showed it, it turned out correctly, Ryan and. And a you my states were wrong but the national poll now if it's right again. Like it was last time. It was right last time. You're wrong. If you think if you think I'm wrong google it the polls were right last time nationally, and if the right again, this time trump's behind by twelve points and I you know I can barely summon the breath to say this because the occasional you know the very, very small percentage of people who will like right or tweet at us who are angry idiots I mean, i. just I can't even work give a damn for y'all because the bulk of our audience it really you know cool people. But having said that my angry and aggressive friend how much have you read about the major changes? The pulling organizations have put in place since two thousand, sixteen units thority on that. How they've really adjusted all their turnout models in the rest of it. Now, they might not be one hundred percent, right but you're up on all that right before you send your angry little screed. I assume you are, of course, you are because you would never go off half cocked. Well I just I just don't understand what good it does to pretend that these polls are are are are wrong You. Know and and if they do turn out to be wrong. It is the end of polling because it just shows that in the modern world, you can't pull for some reason it's got something to do with smartphones or. I don't know what, right? Yeah. Yeah and willingness to participate too. But the interesting part of it to me is that virtually every poll it matters is tightening. In which trump is behind excuse me. Including a bunch of Senate races. The Republicans are behind but with the enormous number of already cast ballots, how much does that matter? What percentage of votes has already been does? All right. So there's there's a percentage of the old stuff we know, but we don't know turnout's GonNa be this time and it appears to be record setting in general polls tighten when you get to election day which pulse all of them. Okay I guess because people shoot off their mouths about changing things or in their own mind they do. But when it comes down to it, they go with what they've gone within the past or something I don't even know what it is why polls tighten at the end but do polls Titan If you vote by mail a month ahead of time. Like in your own mind, the does that still happen or is there something about election day that causes a psychological charm people who've already voted by mail or are they getting pulled? I'd be interested that. Disqualified from answering the poll, right No. No No. I heard at least one poll it was phrased. Have you voted for or do you intend to vote for so and so but I don't know that all of them the place the polls could be wrong. The wrong EST would be because you build your models based on an expectation of how many people are GonNa vote and if this turns out being way outside the number of what they thought was going to vote exam them, the polls could be pretty damned wrong. Yup. And that's what they really really struggle with modern but it has to be way toward one direction. We're going to have a record turnout and those all those people that don't normally vote a big chunk of a really big chunk of we're going to be trump people as opposed to the same percentage. Just he people don't confirming when we don't know we'll know Anton. No, and you know to the extent that voting on election day votes. are a significant number. There still more time for the angry militant violent looting left to drive people to vote for trump I'm. Is that way trump loses I'm sad they lose the Senate I'm scared. Armstrong and getty. 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