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Why Did Biden Sit on Classified Docs for 68 Days?
"Let's start with the premise that you can debate this all you want, but the president does have some cover in that he does have the ability to declassify certain classified documents so Donald Trump will hide behind that. I'm sorry, but Joe Biden didn't have that. He was vice president. By the way, before that, he was in the Senate. So what the heck was he doing making off with all these classified documents? And how many are there really? I mean, are we talking dozens? Well, it's already more than dozens. We're talking hundreds. Are we talking thousands? Do we know if Hunter Biden had access to these things? You need to remember this. This team is not truthful, with any of us. Consider what the conservative media went through when trying to report on the Hunter Biden laptop. And how multiple people were shut down all the more reason, by the way, a quick plug for Trish Intel dot com. Please go to Tricia Intel dot com. Subscribe to my newsletter, so I always have a way of communicating with you. It's really, really important because so many of us were completely shut down for even just talking about the issue. The Internet wouldn't allow it because he wouldn't allow it and they wanted so desperately for him to win, so the refused to tell the truth on that issue. And now we learn that it took them 68 days to come forward with this classified, document scandal. And I don't even know if we ever would have found out had it not been for somebody who kind of had an in for Joe Biden. I mean, let's be quite honest. Somebody does not want him to run.
Would a Genesis Bankruptcy Actually Be Good for Crypto?
"All right, Friends, we are back with another discussion of 2022 cleanup, although today's news I would argue could be a heck of a lot more bullish than it might seem at first. So of course, one of the biggest outstanding questions after the fall of FTX has been how far the fallout and contagion might go. And fallout there has been. For example, there has been a significant chilling of the relationship between the crypto industry and the Washington D.C. establishment. However, frankly, the main short term thing that people have been worried about is whether the collapse of FTX would cause other crypto institutional failures. In that context, the biggest spotlight has been on genesis and its parent company digital currency group or DCG. I say this every time, but DCG is also the parent group of coin desk. Now, genesis was hit hard in the three arrows capital collapse. They lost about 2.4 billion in loans out to the hedge fund, and ultimately ended up their biggest creditor with a $1.2 billion claim after liquidating collateral. That claim was eventually moved over to the books of DCG, a move which would later complicate DCG other liquidity issues. When FTX went under, genesis announced that they had something like 175 million trapped there, but it seemed there were bigger issues than that. That same week, genesis lending halted withdrawals, which was problematic both for their main customer base, as well as for the users of Gemini urn, which was crypto exchange Gemini's yield feature. Gemini users have about $900 million or so stuck on genesis as we record. And since then, the tension around the situation has done nothing but grow. Over the past few weeks, there has been an ever escalating war of words. Cameron winklevoss the co CEO of Gemini has published two separate open letters around the case. The first being directed to DCG CEO Barry silbert, accusing him of bad faith stall tactics, and asking him to meet with them to find a resolution, and the second being to the DCG board. Basically demanding that silbert be removed from the CEO role.
Biden Beats Trump but Trails DeSantis in Hypothetical 2024 Matchup
"Let me get specific in terms of these numbers here. The poll was taken between January 2nd and January 8th. Remember, before the you know what, hit the fan. So to speak with the classified documents being found over and over and over again, we'll see how many more they find. Anyway, it was taken before that was commissioned by the conservative group club for growth and it found that in a matchup against Joe Biden for 2024, Ron DeSantis would beat Joe Biden. But it is nuanced in that, well, let me just read the question. They said, for whom would you vote if the candidates for president were, Donald Trump, Republican, or Joe Biden, Democrat? And they rotated those names, and 32% said they would definitely vote for Trump. 10% were undecided. And then 39% said they would definitely vote for Biden, and then there's, you know, how they lean and blah, blah, blah, between. When it came to this question, for whom would you vote if the candidates for president were Ron DeSantis, Republican or Joe Biden Democrat, 35% of the people said they would definitely vote for desantis. So that's a little bit ahead of where Trump is. 33% said they would definitely vote for Biden. It seems that desantis right now in the here and now is a little ahead of Trump. But we'll see how this all shakes out. Like I said, he doesn't have much of a cue score yet. There's still people in the country who don't really know him. I'm sure that will change because the Democrats will want to do everything they can to drag him through the mud, and if Donald Trump were to perceive him as a threat, then that could possibly happen on that side too, meaning he'd have a heck of a Q score. It's a question of how he survives.
Rep. Tim Burchett: The Swamp Keeps Spending More & More Money
"Coming up on a big, on a big decision about the debt ceiling, they're saying that could be as early as Thursday when we hit the ceiling. What is your inclination and what are you guys hearing Congress is going to do? To me, it just battle girl she's 15 years old and she's fiscally responsible. They just say she was and she goes down to our neighborhood waggles and I give her $15 and she says and that's all you can spend, honey and she goes down there and spends 25 and I say, okay, I mean that's basically what we've been doing and said we're talking about trillions upon trillion. I think we're 32 trillion, whatever a $1 trillion in debt. So we have this thing called a debt sailing. It basically it's our limit. It's a limit on your credit card. You can't go over it. The white troops will come back and say, I'm sorry, mister stones. Your credit card was denied. Well, there's none of that in the federal government. We just say we are borrowing from our kids and we're borrowing from our great, great, great grandkids now. It's ridiculous. And that's all they want to do is remove that limit so they can spend more of your money and the trick they'll say as it will hurt the America America's credit. Whatever the heck that is, we are so far in debt and we owe the red Chinese more than we could ever hope to repay. One of these days those debts are going to come do and the problem we have in leadership really in both parties is that to get in the leadership, a lot of the times, not always, but a lot of the times you've got to you've got to vote for a bunch of garbage that the lobbyists are pushed and then they raise you more money and then you can give more to your caucus in both parties do it and to me it's really what the swamp is all about. It's just spending more and more money and making people incorporations very wealthy they shouldn't be and we just keep pushing pushing it and pushing it and that's what the
Girl Speaks Out After Naked Man Found in YMCA Women's Locker Room
"I want to fly out of here what happened, she was literally taking a shower in the middle of a shower when this man walks by butt naked. And so she ran to a stall to hide and get changed and then got the heck out of there because she didn't know who that guy was. She goes and she complains to the director of membership for the San Diego county YMCA. And they told this girl that she was the one with the problem. They said that she was never in danger and that this is not a big deal and that she should not feel weird about having a naked man in the locker room of the YMCA. Which, by the way, used to stand for young men's Christian association. So miss Phillips was doing an interview with a television station in San Diego. And she said that, again, her sibling, she has younger siblings, and they go to the same YMCA, they use the same locker room that she uses. And could you imagine, could you imagine, let's not even talk about a 17 year old. You got a 9 or ten year old little girl in that locker room, and some guy comes in there. In all his glory. Phillips says that she was made and it was made out to be that she was in the wrong by even suggesting this is a problem. In other words, she's a homophobe or transphobe or whatever you want to call it.
What the Heck Is Going on in Brazil? Paulo Figueiredo Tells Us
"Joining us now is Paulo boy, I'm sorry. I can't pronounce this figure figure dough out fellow. I'm sorry, Paulo. I'm just gonna call you Apollo man. How do you pronounce your name? Paula's fine. Right pronounces pronunciation is figurative though. It's very hard. That's fine. Sorry, I Portuguese. Apollo is good enough. All right, yeah, Portuguese is not my native tongue. But I'm honored that you're with us. Let me just ask you a very simple, yet complicated, it's a simple question to state complicated answer. What the heck is going on in Brazil? Well, yeah, it's not simple at all, but it's easier for Americans to understand that for most countries, especially especially for conservatives. Because what's happened in Brazil, it has a lot of similarities to what happened in the U.S. and on January 6th. The long story short is that the Brazil, the Brazilian conservatives and the regular people in Brazil, they have been their voices have not been heard by Brazilian institutions for a long time, okay? This includes the fact that people unconvicted or they really, really meet new the conviction of former president Lula. Or corruption. And that allowed him. He was convicted multiple times of socialist now president of Brazil, and former president of Brazil. He was convicted multiple time for corruptions. And the Supreme Court of Brazil, which they were appointed by majority. I believe 9 out of 11 Jesus were appointed by the left in Brazil. And they made all the convictions that Lula had for a corruption. They made them go away based on failure on due process was not a matter of him being found innocent or not guilty. It was the fact that the due process was not fully followed, according to them.
Republicans Calling Other Republicans as Insurrectionists, Terrorists
"You're railing and you're calling these 20 Republicans insurrectionists like Brian kilmeade did over at Fox News, insurrectionists know your audience. Most of the people who watch you on TV are with them. So you've just called them insurrectionists. Terrorists and good people are doing this. I mean, these are not people that I dislike that I'm calling out. Ben domenech. I love the guy. He's one of my favorite pundits and voices in America today. I mean, when I had him on the show last year or years ago, I was the happiest guy in the world. He's smart, he's funny. He's married, you know, to Meghan McCain. And he used the terrorism image yesterday. What? Terrorism? Because conservative members of the House want to be on the rules committee? Because they're tired of things being rammed through and bills being passed like the $1.7 trillion omnibus, and they want an accounting. They want to reckoning, they want some accountability from Republican Party leadership. That's terrorism? The heck is wrong with these people?
Another Day, Another Vote for Kevin McCarthy
"Another day another vote for Kevin McCarthy another vote that he's probably not going to win because there's just seems to be like a bad reality TV show episode, right? Or like Groundhog Day. Remember that movie? The whole thing just keeps repeating and repeating and repeating and you keep getting the same answer. I mean, at this rate, you're going to have the Democrats picking the next speaker. Because they're going to need Democrat votes in order to get the next speaker. What a disaster. What a mask. Shameful, frankly. For the GOP that they can't rally together, I mean, how the heck are we ever going to stand a chance in 2024 if we can't even get through something as small as this? It really shows you, though, the selfishness of all of these leaders, and I get, you know what McCarthy, he's no one's dream. Like, let's just be honest, I said this to you yesterday. I mean, the guy has been all over the place. He has waffled. The only thing he's done consistently, I would say, is waffle, right? He's back and forth on everything. He says one thing does another. And then the next day he's singing a different tune.
Steve Deace: Reactions of Speakership Moving to 2nd Ballot
"No one better to talk to you given everything going on That tragedy last night I'll get to that in a second but I wanted to get your thoughts because there are guys I rely on too You know I get a lot of nice compliments to people with Dan I like to hear what you have to say so we kind of know where this is going Well I do that too And one of the guys I go to folks is I go to dates because they spend on the air longer than me and knows what he's talking about What do you make of this vote for Kevin McCarthy versus going to be a second ballot Your thoughts on it Dan you probably know one of my best buddies is congressman chip Roy from Texas And yeah man Watching this watching this play out here today I feel a little bit like Hawkeye in endgame When Black Widow comes too many turns to her and he says she turns he turns to her and he says hey don't get me help I mean I know we were going to do this with Boehner I was part of an effort to organize against that After the Tea Party wave and we saw several congressmen who signed pledges with us that they were never going to vote for John Boehner for speaker turn right around and that was their very first vote in Congress was John Boehner for speaker Whose daughters are proudly Democrats and who wept when Nancy Pelosi retired I have to say I've done this time warp before And so I don't blame the GOP establishment whatsoever for thinking we actually didn't have the stones to go through with it this time All right And so I'm kind of flabbergasted here I mean I'm into paradigm shifts I'm into crushing the current system and I'm into violating all forms of norms that have gotten us into the pit And so I'm trying hard not to get excited because every time I do Lucy pulls the football away but I will say this is a heck of a way to start off the new year I'll
President Trump Gave the Republican Party an Identity
"And I contend that this is the reason why Trump is so hated. I believe that Trump exposed the system simply by giving the Republican Party an identity yet again. Ronald Reagan did the same thing. We haven't had an identity for quite some time. It took Ronald Reagan. We went through this spell where we had George Bush, George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush, and I feel like, at the time, I supported George W. Bush, but in hindsight, I go back and I'm like, man, this guy really did some damage to the conservative brand. One of the ways in which he did damage is by calling us or by calling himself a compassionate conservative. And I'm going to get into that in the second hour. Dennis prager wrote a fabulous column that I want to share with you also there was another column and a.m. greatness. And I want to talk about the compassionate left or the disk compassionate left because they're not a party of compassion. They're actually very mean people. But what the heck do we stand for as Republicans?
George Santos Scandal Reaches Its Tipping Point
"George Santos. This is just legendary stuff. I mean, where is Frank avignon? Remember him from catch me if you can when you need him, I had to bring him on the show because we got to have a chat about this. How do you come up with so many falsehoods? Especially nowadays when it's so much more complicated. I would think to sort of reinvent yourself, if you would. It's like just on and on and on. I mean, he apparently lied about having Jewish heritage. He also said he was biracial insisting he was both Caucasian and black, he apparently says he's gay, but apparently he used to be married, so is he gay? Or is he straight? Is he by? I mean, who the heck knows with this guy? He said he worked at Goldman Sachs. He was an investment banker, apparently none of that is true. Nobody can figure out how he has any money. He's reported that he has millions of dollars allegedly down in Brazil, but maybe that's not even real. I mean, some people are saying, well, okay, how did he get this money? But how do we even know he has the money? I mean, how do you know that that's not one big lie too? It kind of gets you thinking. Certainly I'm livid with the media that is supposed to the local media certainly is supposed to actually vet him to a certain extent. One should also be livid with the other side. I mean, this Democrat that's saying that he can step in now. I'm sorry, buddy, but you really stink because you missed it. Your entire team missed it. How are we supposed to trust you either? I mean, what a bunch of fools these people are.
Caller: We Need Incoming Flight Restrictions From China
"My point is this. The Republicans have the house. I'm a Republican. I'm a conservative. Republicans have the house. But they obviously don't have the Senate and with all the rhinos in the Senate. They definitely don't have the Senate. So passing legislation probably not going to happen. However, the House candidate investigate and I hired my representatives here in North Carolina to get to the bottom of COVID. And that's what I demand that they do. And I hope people like you who have a little bit of their ear will continue to keep pressure on them because exposure is about the best thing we have going for as far as finding out the origin. Now maybe we can't do anything, but you've seen you've seen the headlines. China is their hospitals are overwhelmed. There's billions of people dying of COVID in China right now. And this president who's asleep at the wheel, I haven't heard one new sanction one new flight restrictions coming out of China. I tell you what in big trouble with this COVID and we need to find out what the heck's going on. Well, and I'll tell you, I saw something in the news today and we've talked about it here on the program that the president does care about flight restrictions as they pertain to his airplane going to the Virgin Islands for a Caribbean new year's rendezvous with family members, members of the Biden crime family, but I did see something where they are floating the trial balloon about putting these restrictions in place for flights coming into the U.S. from China. Now, I think you probably remember that when Donald Trump said we needed to do this. They said he was xenophobic and he was a racist
AP Sports SummaryBrief at 12:19 a.m. EST
"AP sports, I'm check freedom. The Los Angeles chargers are in the NFL playoffs. They swallowed up the Indianapolis Colts 20 to three, the Chargers put relentless pressure on colts quarterback Nick Foles, they sacked them 7 times, intercepted them three times. Austin Eckler scored a two one yard runs and the Chargers are in the playoffs for the first time since 2018. Denver's four and 11th season cost head coach Nathaniel Hackett his job, heck it was in his first year with the Broncos, they got smoked on Christmas Day by the LA rams 51 to 14 in Hackett's final game. In the NBA, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving each had 32 points and Brooklyn has won 9 in a row defeating Cleveland one 25 one 17. That's their longest winning streak since it's moving to Brooklyn. And how about to come back by the LA clippers. They were down 14 with three and a half minutes to go on regulation, forced overtime and won by 11 one 42 to one 31 in Detroit. One bowl game that was the quick lane bowl, as New Mexico state held off a late rally by Bowling Green to win 24 to 19. Check Freeman, AP sports.
Clare Francis Joins CMC Markets Board as a NonExecutive Director
"11 a.m. Friday, December 23rd, 2022. Claire Francis joined CMC markets board as a non executive director. LTP GT London based CMC markets, PLC, LOL, MCX, has added finance veteran Claire Francis to its board as a non executive director. She has already assumed the role on 19 December 2022 dot LTP GT LTP GTC MC markets taps Claire Francis as non executive director of Quetta and very pleased to welcome Claire to the board of CMC, and we are looking forward to working with her. Chairman of CMC markets, James Richards, said in a statement quote Claire brings extensive knowledge of Utah ref cops dot finance magnates dot contrast risk management quote target qua blanket 7 four 5 9 four one 5 F9 72 E 5 6 8 9 two zero F zero FH one quote classical terms made from quote risk management tagged frameworks and financial services to CMC, which will help us as we continue to develop our diversification strategy apart from joining as a non executive director. Francis became the chair of the group risk committee, the consumer duty champion, and a member of CMK pass audit, nomination, and remuneration committees, dot LTP GT LTP GT Francis is a financial industry expert with about 37 years of experience working in several major companies. Most recently, she worked as the European head of global banking, and the UK CEO at standard chartered bank. There, she was also the global head of investors, insurance, and the public sector, dot LTP GT LTP GTC joined standard chartered from Lloyd's banking group, where she worked from February 2006 until November 2012. There she held leadership roles, like global head of financial market sales, and global head of corporate and institutional banking. She was the head of global corporates amp global head international when she parted with the company, dot LTP GT LTP GTC, started her career at net west in 1985, and then moved to HSBC, where she spent 17 years she climbed the corporate ladder at HSBC and held the position of Europe had amp MD of financial market sales when she separated in early 2006. GT currently. Francis is sitting on the board of the UK department of international trading post tag and infrastructure exports board, dot LTP GT LTP GT check out the recent London summit session cultivating female leadership in FinTech challenges amp opportunities. Markets strengthening the leadership of ten recent months strengthened its leadership by adding multiple new faces and internal shuffles. Last month, tough ref coffs dot finance magnates dot com executive Eskimo ball dragon of his quantitative sales sac Mac markets quote target coop Blanco rel quat follow guacamole bull Dracula tagged, was moved to the institutional sales team. In addition, the company hired the top ref coffs dot finance magnates dot com executive S bucks and said G joins mcmahons as equity is frustrating manager quote target coi blank what rel coi follow quant Nathan sagel tagged as the equities risk trading manager and promoted taught dot finance magnates dot com executive as most Michael the go of skittle heck make markets a pack and Canada distribution quote target coi blank watt. Rel can follow quant Michael bogo F skill tagged to the head of distribution for apac and Canada dot LTP GT LTP GT meanwhile. The company apostle toph ref coffs dot finance magnates dot com forks brokers make market share one FY 23 trading for venue jumps 27. Real quick follow cotton at operating income for 6 months tagged, between April and September, jumped by 21% to 153.5 million. Its net trading revenue came in 27% higher at 128.4 million, while the figure from investing stream declined by 14% to 20.8 million. It ended the year with a flat pre-tax profit of 36.6 million this article was written by Arne best home at WWW dot finance magnates dot com
Volodymyr Zelenskyy Visit to Congress Is an Insult to America
"You see president zelensky last night? Standing in the rostrum in the United States House of Representatives did you see that yesterday last night? I watched it as much as I could. And then I turned it off. It was almost, it seemed to me to be satire or parody of something. This guy, we're giving him $44 billion. Somebody couldn't take him down to Brooks brothers and get him a suit. The guy shows up wearing military fatigues. I mean, what the heck was that all about? And for me, this was all about somebody sent me a note. They said it was fetterman Sheik. Oh, my apologies. I guess that's the new look for the Congress coming up in the winter. But ladies and gentlemen, it seemed to me that was, that was an up yours to America. You know, this guy wants us to believe that he just came from the front lines of the battle where people are dying and people are bleeding and things are exploding. And he got on an airplane and came to America so that he could kiss Nancy Pelosi on the cheek and presented American for a Ukrainian flag. You know, I've never seen Congress so happy to see a flag unfurled, as they saw the Ukrainian flag last night. I don't know about you. I was a little sick to my stomach watching them. This is a man, by the way, who ordered Christians in Ukraine. They can only worship God a certain way. They can only worship in certain churches. There is a crackdown on religious liberty right now in Ukraine. Maybe that's why the Democrats, they love these heathens. But something just doesn't smell right with this guy. It's just something is off, and it has been off from day one. You're in the middle of a war, you don't go flying to the United States so you can kiss Nancy Pelosi on the cheeks. But again, I just, I just don't get it.
Sen. Tommy Tuberville: Large Ukraine Aid Will Be Hard to Oversight
"Republican Alabama senator Tommy tuberville yesterday to a reporter talking about this commitment of billions and billions of dollars of aid to Ukraine. Could we're barn all the money. It's not like we've got $45 billion just send Ukraine. And I'm off for help and have been. I didn't vote for the 40 billion. I just think we do too much at one time. Give him a little at a time because all that amount of money. It's hard to oversight. You can't keep up with it. We're just flushing money out. And we don't know where it's going. We're just flushing money out and we don't know where it's going. And that's a guy who's in favor of supporting Ukraine. Heck, I don't think we should ignore Ukraine. But isn't it reasonable to wonder why this sort of uni party weird coalition of Mitch McConnell and Nancy Pelosi saying that giving zelensky the billions of dollars he's asking for is the way to go.
Caller: Donald Trump Is Un-Electable
"Hey, Mike. I'm so done with Trump. I voted for Trump twice, but it's so obvious to me after the midterms that he is unelectable as president. He's not going to collect it. It's the middle 30% in this country that decides elections. And I've had enough of the I've had enough of all of it. But so ready for desantis to be the nominee. And I speak for a lot of Republicans that I know. Yeah, I know. And I hear a lot of that as well. Let me ask you, though, having said what you said, don't you resent the heck out of what they're continuing to try to do to him and with this level of harassment? Absolutely. It's not going to stop Mike. So let's get on with this and it's not going to stop as well. Isn't that fascinating? All right, give me your reaction to what Tim said. They're not going to stop harassing Trump. So let's move on to Ron DeSantis. See, that's the very attitude that is going to drive people into Trump's arms. And but you know, I don't doubt that Tim is sincere. It's not going to stop, so let's just start supporting Ron DeSantis.
The Hidden Truth Behind the Explosive Donald Trump Tax Headlines
"Kind of a corruption if you think about it going on in that whether you're talking about the private equity industry, which I'm not kidding. I mean, they get a heck of a they get a heck of a discount, and it's really not right. And it's very specific to that industry. Every single politician every single presidential hopeful comes along says we're going to end this. We're going to end this and then, of course, the private equity industry gives them enough money that they don't end it. And so we are left with a totally unfair rigged system, really. And so as I look at these tax records right now, granted, I'm not happy. I mean, this has never right. Let me make that very, very clear. It's really, it's not right in principle. And yet it's right, I guess, by the books, right? A lot of people are doing this. And so I think that's fundamentally what we need to get at here. We need a revamped IRS that understands we shouldn't be going after the little small fries here. I mean, that is not, that's not right. We actually need an IRS that's going to come up with proposals to make sure that we create a more level playing field for everyone,
"heck" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"Heck of a game for week one in the FC Pittsburgh of course playoff team last year lost in a shocker to Cleveland at home, Mike There's a lot of people who think the Buffalo bills are going to potentially be the Super Bowl representative out of the A F C this year. Yeah, I definitely think Buffalo's the second best team behind Kansas City. Then I will put Cleveland at this point number three. But we always know there's a surprise every year. What the bills have done a Josh Allen. I have always noted notice that Guys that come from college quarterbacks that have low completion percentage in college. Not all the time. Can they improve upon that when they get to the NFL? Josh Allen has so credit to him credit to the coaching staff for doing it. We see what he does with his legs as well. It's been impressive. He's got the weapons on offense. He's got the defense. I like what I like them over Pittsburgh and this one. Couple things. I'm looking with Pittsburgh really quick, Najee Harris. How would they use him? And how much do they use him and old? Thank God they didn't screw it up with T. J Watt. Arizona Cardinals in Tennessee Titans Open things up in Nashville Cardinals rating. Eight missed the playoffs last year. The Titans I mean, this, you know, they ended up losing the wildcard round last year. However, this is a team that is stacked in a lot of different ways, and they're going to be You would think the team to beat in that division this year, depending Boy. I'm glad you said that last word, depending because it is depending that division changes two or three times during the season of what's going on, so their defense if they're hurting their, they need a lot of improvement on defense. Let me throw this and quickly about Julio Jones. They say, Oh, my God, Julio Jones and AJ bound Well. Last year there second receiver was Corey Davis. He had almost 1000 yards receiving. So we'll see if Julio Jones even goes more than that. But they got a lot last year from the second guy. This offense still runs through Derrick Henry and with the Cardinals very quickly on them. This is Kyler Murray, one of the better running teams because of him, but not a very good passion team. So until he got gets better in the passing game, that's when this team can finally make a move. The new New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson against the old New York Jets quarterback Sam Donald. Who now does his business in Carolina. This game in Carolina against the Panthers? Yes. Listen, Sam Donald gets a revenge game, right? First round pick for the Jets. That doesn't work there. A lot of people blame him. A lot of people blame you didn't have any weapons well, now is in a different place as a hell of a weapon. And Robby Anderson and DJ more Christian McCaffrey as well, You know, you know he'll catch eight or 10 out of the backfield, so he's got the weapons right now. And for the Jets. I love Zack Wolf Wilson of the rookie quarterbacks in preseason, which I don't care much about. I like the way for getting stats the way he kind of Ran that team so again, not a lot of weapons there, though they brought in new ones. Let's see how quickly they can mesh Vikings in the Bangles meet in Cincinnati, Minnesota team that missed the playoffs last year. It's 79. They still have a lot of weapons offensively and the Bengals get their quarterback back. Yes, the Vikings you mentioned they do have a lot of weapons. Alvin Cook. Obviously, when he's healthy, something else Justin Jefferson Adams Monster Year last year, they still have Adam feeling, but their defense isn't very good. And here we get Joe burrow coming in after the injury. So what is he going to be able to do What I look for in this game, The Joe Burrow Jamaar Chase the beginning of their hopefully long and fruitful relationship as Cincinnati Bangles when we return, rookie quarterback Matt Jones has won the starting job in New England. How will he do in his debut against Miami when the Pats play host to the Dolphins?.
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"I'm assuming on your millennial action group and so the fact that you've got a base of support already there but i mean how do you. How do you appeal to older. Wisconsin nights. I think older voters want to know who they can trust. Who's honest and who can deliver a better future for their children and grandchildren. And that's my job to be able to articulate that not only From the issues that were talking about in this race Which i would love to talk about but also there needs to be a sense that i can connect with this person. And that's where hopefully my life experience Growing up in a largely republican part of the state and first generation american but also other areas of fun and commonality in this case of music That can help to create the connection and opened the door to a larger conversation and the last thing that is for two years. I hosted a dialogue series across. Wisconsin called red and blue dialogues that attracted people across generations. And we're able to draw on that Well of support to host these conversations. Because the people who i've worked with over the years are able to validate and kind of as we go into different communities. Okay so you wanna talk about issues in the campaign. I'm not from wisconsin. I'm from a purple state so we have some similarities. But we're a long way away. Tell instead of me asking you specific questions about issues. I'll do that in a minute. But what are in your opinion the issues that are most important in this ranch right now. Yeah i think number literally a year out more than a year. Sorry it is. Yeah yeah yeah. We're about a year out from the primary race Primary election so for me. The number one issue in this race is changing the business model of politics. I mean people are wondering why is politics so broken. Why is it that we can't pass climate change legislation wise. It that proposals that have majority support are not passing and there are systemic reasons why our politics has become so toxic right now and i think the root of that is money so i promise at my number one piece of legislation in the us senate. We'll be getting big money out of politics and that will help in a number of ways first of all it will help you to ensure that legislators spend their day job. Legislating as opposed to becoming telemarketers means that there will be less of an incentive to communicate in the most negative demonizing even dehumanizing ways to raise money and on top of that it means that more working class people are going to be able to run for office. You know right now if you want to run for the us senate. You need to know a lot of millionaires and billionaires on top of that You need to be able to go if this is your fulltime job. You need to go for about a year plus without making an income so we need to make some systemic changes to make more normal people are represented in politics and they can be the agenda setters people who've promised things and they can actually deliver so there are wondering what is going to change about her politics. I mean we defeated donald trump last fall but our politics then. We had a capital insurrection..
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"In something like this check out. His book recall elections from alexander. Hamilton to gavin newsom. And you can assume find that on amazon or online you can will make sure that a link to joshua's information is in our show notes but most of our shows joshua we talk about this division in this country between not just conservatives and progressives not just by race or by says but just so much division and the fact that so many of us as we've discovered over the past year so of doing this so many of us have dug our heels into one side or another recall elections to me field almost dangerously like they are positioned to simply exacerbate those divisions so. It may be tough to ask you this question. But i'm going to anyway. You're somebody who seems to be so fascinated and love the fact that we're not just gonna fight every four years. Let's have an extra bonus fight in the middle of them. So i do wonder if this is sort of the way things are going. Recalls are happening more and more often nowadays than they used to. How the heck are we going to get along. I think that's a problem that we have all over. So i don't know that recalls are the big issue for us. But i certainly see that point. You know because it's a different philosophy behind the recalls philosophy about what government is whether the elected officials should be a trustee somebody that you're electing because they're smarter they. Are you know wisdom. They have better experience even if they don't you don't agree with that position where somebody should be a representative a delegate an advocate somebody who will get up there and do what you want them to do and vote that way so the recall is a big thumb on the scale for that. Delegate advocate model It wasn't supposed to be necessarily a partisan thing and so far it hasn't been that much in. Its power is nowhere near its direct. Democracy relative the initiative the initiative is so much more powerful and so much more important than uss story then the recall but it it has this start feeling of over kicking this guy out. Rather than let's change the tax laws that are being radically reshaped the government so in that way. We're not sure what's going to happen but the recall does it certainly has this feeling of well. One side of the house. Divided is not going to stand and so the recalled in that way. But it's so far hasn't been it's not available on the federal level so that really limits its potential..
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"It is probably safe to say that most folks in the country have had their eyes on one of three of the biggest stories in america. Over the past few weeks we've had to continuing impacts of the delta strain of cova. We've had the us withdrawal and the talibans return to afghanistan or more recently the damage and the devastation was caused by hurricane ida all the way from the gulf coast all the way up through the northeast really and even here on how the heck we did something a little different. We stayed hyper focused. And we committed an entire two weeks worth of shows to afghanistan ourselves but believe it or not folks. There's actually more going on an american than just those three stories. I know it may shock you to hear it but the news media doesn't always cover everything that's happening in fact there's enough going on in california alone this week to feel normal. Twenty four hour news cycle wildfires are tearing all through the eastern parts of that state at a rate that has not been seen in decades. Like tahoe is under an evacuation for example and the california governor is worried about more than just the state burning down in fact heat is threatening his political career to. He's just two weeks away from the most important election of his life. Gavin gavin. Newsom the governor. There is finally taking the recall election. That's trying to him seriously. But what in the heck is a recall and what is not a dumb question folks if you live in california it may sound dumb if you live in a few other places. It may sound like a stupid question but even though this is the second gubernatorial recall in california in as many decades and even though it's coming less than ten years after they tried to do the same thing in wisconsin the entire phenomenon of recalling recalling elected officials is really quite foreign to most americans in fact california is one of only nineteen states in the whole country that even allow voters to vote their elected officials off the island so this week politico is excited to welcome an expert on these types of elections to kind of help us understand. Exactly w t f is going on in california right now joshua speed. Ac is a senior fellow at the kerry institute for government reform and he literally wrote the book on recall elections in america recall elections from alexander hamilton. To gavin newsom. I'll ask him exactly what the arguments are for and against recalling duly elected public officials. Does it help democracy or does it. Just divide us. Further will gavin. Newsom ended up being like former california governor gray davis and lose his job as a result of the recall. Or will he come out. More like former wisconsin governor scott walker and survive. It does the process for recall of elected leaders. Just mean that some politicians end up in a never ending cycle of campaigning. And if some places are prone to just more elections because of more and more recalls how the heck are we going to get along. Are you in california yes. I'm actually in the east bay. Okay that's where you that's where you are from. No i'm actually from brooklyn. But because my wife moved that she got hurt she was getting her. phd. So i moved out here after i'd started studying the recall. Just thank you so much for doing this. I appreciate you explaining this to a recall. Ignorant person me. Okay yeah well. that's pretty much everyone. It is a weird thing. I guess it is sort of. I mean it is sort of a weird thing especially if you're like mayor from north carolina we don't do these and the idea of them is is four and but they've not they're not news. I was in california doing american idol at the same time. That ray davis was campaigning to save his life in california. So i'm i'm familiar with recalls only because i was present during the last time california tried this and and obviously we saw scott walker's go down in wisconsin a few years ago. It's been a decade ago. Now i guess but it is strange. And i guess i mean i just kind of what made you all the political things to study and be interested in. Why recalls so. I was doing my master's thesis. I was doing my masters in the nineties late nineties and somebody hand. My friend gave me a paper that said that was talking about a recall. And it said there hasn't been anything written on recalls in twenty years thirty years. And i thought oh great. There's something and then somebody wrote a book on it but they haven't But i wrote the mouse assistance and there was also these great recall fight in one thousand nine hundred five in california with willie brown. Who's still in. The name is in the right so that you know that actually attracted if you read about that one. It's just it's what anyone who likes politics would would love that type of fight. the republicans had a majority. They won a majority for the first time in twenty five years and he managed to convince one person to switch so they were called that person and then he managed to get another republican to switch and they recalled that person so it was just like this crazy moment. So it's sort of. I mean it's i get in trouble with my producers often because i relate everything back to north carolina politics but i do i will say that one of the things that has happened in north carolina in the past decade or so. Is that rules have changed. As republicans took control in two thousand ten day started changing the way county commissioners were voted for because they felt that doing them all at large would make it easier for republicans to get elected. Well that didn't work. All democrats got elected so the next time around. They changed the rules again. And it really upsets me as it should..
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"Leave until after a loft. No it's so. There's two things that were going on. I i think we have to pay attention. All of us have been just paying attention to afghanistan for the past couple of weeks. We're watching these cities fall. Many ma the government only controlled thirty percent of the country over the past five years. The amount of territory that the government controlled uncontested was like thirty percent. And you say by land or by population by land. Okay by population. How much of that control. It's more because it's the city's conventional territory right. So you had these kabul you had mazari sharif. You have some of the larger cities but around them is so this has been going on for a very long time and so the longer the us was there. The worst these outcomes were in terms of internal security. The us presence undermined the afghan government. This is the story that we are not hearing about me. Because i don't understand what you're saying the us. How did the us presence undermined the young that the us government funded by the government and the un helped choose a hamid karzai in the first place ashraf ghani citizen until he became president of afghanistan. And that was part of the problem is that we chose some lousy people to put in power ashraf. Ghani spoke english. He had an ivy league. Phd he ran the country into the ground over the past six or seven years since he's been in power. John kerry negotiated an agreement that put him into power over abdullah abdullah. I think looking back. Now it's obvious. I argued time. Abdulah would have been a much better president. He had much more legitimacy in the country. I've deleted the chairman of the council of national reconciliation. Yes flame what. Pat is the high council for national. Well it's kind of an office that was given to him he was. There was another round of elections in two thousand and nineteen that were terribly fraudulent. And it wasn't abdulah ran against ashraf ghani. They ran against each other twice. Two thousand fourteen Abdulah one the first round of elections there was a runoff between ghani and abullah and ghani miraculously won the second round but it was so contested and so mired in corruption that a guy named john kerry us secretary of state had to fly into kabul and broker in agreement between these two men because there was no clear winner because everything was so corrupt right. The first round wasn't corrupt. When abdulah. One i mean there were some corruption but not the extent to you saw in the second round carry. Put his finger on the scale. Put ghani into power. Everybody in washington loved him spoke english. Phd from columbia anthropologist. Worked for the world bank. He came into power centralized authority played. A lot of politics and ethnic politics you know Really went after the former mujahedeen people who he saw a threat to his power these northern alliance people especially a lot of people saw him as trying to impose some kind of pushtoon hegemony hugely corrupt as the. Us kept pouring money in the outcomes. Were bad he couldn't control territory so he was unable to control territory. Outside of the city's you're saying yes outside rotten. Kandahar army was losing morale for a long time. Because they should they have known this yes they should have known it in some people knew it and chose to ignore it. They just and i should be fair though. They didn't choose to ignore it over the past two years. Because one of the things about the intra-afghan talks that were happening. Is that the. Us kept pushing putting pressure on ghani to participate in this process. Ghani wasn't ignored. They wanted to make him part of the process from the beginning with the realization that the government control such little territory that you have to make an agreement with the taliban or this is going to go on forever right. Gandhi says no he dug in. He was a real centralizers real authoritarian. He says i'm not going to give up power. I'm not gonna listen to the americans. I'm not going to negotiate. I understand not wanting to negotiate with the taliban but the fact of the matter is they're kicking your butt so either you negotiate have power sharing agreement. You do some kind. And they had much more leverage at that time than they have now ghani refused and he dragged his heels dragged heels drag his heels waited for trump to lose the election. Hope that things would change dragged his heels drag his heels. Hope that biden would reverse. Trump's decision to withdraw. I think all of us who listen to anything that president biden said over the ten years would understand that he wasn't going to change his mind about this. The writing was on the wall. Still hoping still hoping that the us would stay the government had very little legitimacy so in your mind than what is the biden administration mess. Anything up here. Did they do something wrong. Obviously over the last few days. We've heard monday morning. Quarterbacking from both sides republicans who were for the withdrawal two weeks ago or against it. Today some have tempered. Their criticism focused specifically on the the mechanisms of withdrawal the way it was done supporting the withdrawal but saying it should have been done slower in a different way if the solution was always if the end result it sounds like trump realized this and perhaps by the realized this if the end result was always going to be whether it's three weeks or three months the taliban will end up taking control of afghanistan. What what could the biden administration have done differently or better to make what we've seen happening over the past few days. Not having so i completely agree. So the the biden. It looked like the biden administration was going to leave. And regardless of how you feel about withdrawal like ultimately. I felt that the us effort was actually helping afghanistan right. So i felt okay with the withdrawal decision wasn't helping helping deter terrorism. There's a lot of terrorist groups inside of afghanistan still and country in other countries. And i didn't see the threat. Compared to other countries as signet there was chaos in afghanistan with the us there. And i think one of the things that we should think about think about this second. You see how easy the taliban took over the country imagine. The spring is fighting season. They were ramping up for this. They knew the us was going to withdraw. Imagine they did this with the us in country. And that's what i think. Maybe some that biden administration. We're looking at is the possibility of the taliban taking over all of these cities. The us wasn't an advisory role. They were not in a car..
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"The news this week has been overwhelmingly about one issue afghanistan the biden administration's withdrawal of american troops followed closely with the timeline that was set by president trump last year to remove all u. s. troops by this summer but president biden has come under increased scrutiny from americans on both sides of the political aisle over the speed of that withdrawal. The images of chaos that ensued in the capital kabul this week hand the incredible uncertainty. The lack of us presence in the country has left behind. The taliban is back in charge and with them fears of the return of human rights abuses towards women and girls fears of threats to the modernization of the afghan economy and concerns about the talibans willingness to guard against terrorist groups who have historically used afghanistan as a base from which to attack america but afghanistan is far more complex than most americans realize. It is an absolutely stunningly beautiful country with an unforgiving terrain and its location in both geography and history has made it a prime target from international incursions for centuries the americans aren't the only international force that have stormed the afghan nation and then exited and left an opening for the taliban in fact the history of this country is littered with outsiders coming in and leaving it a mess this week. Politico is really excited to welcome one of america's leading experts on afghanistan. Dr jen moore tasha valley. She is the director of the center for governance and markets at the university of pittsburgh and she's one of the globes top minds when it comes to the developing nations in central asia. She'll help us unpack the developments in afghanistan over the past week and shed light to how they relate to afghanistan's history. What's the us wrong to withdraw from the country when we did can. The taliban be trusted at all to govern in any different way than they did before. And how the heck are we going to get along. Murtaugh sush murtaza shabbily. Yeah yeah. I'm married for love tosh. Can you say it for me to get even close all murtaza spiel tells. Us commie jen. Well but i want to introduce speedily. Yes yes first of all why of what what. I absolutely love central asia. I don't know why. I'm fascinated by central asia. The fact that you have made it your life is sort of fascinating to me. Why it just like all those coincidence. I ended up. I studied russian as an undergraduate. And i ended up in moscow during the war in chechnya the nineties remember. There was this war. The russians were bombing. Chechnya studying abroad in college. Because i was flunking. My russian classes and i had to study abroad in order to get my russian up to where needed to because i had to pass an oral proficiency test in a foreign language to graduate from the program i was and so i went to moscow was russian and there is this war in chechnya and i had no idea about like chechnya or chechen i studied russian and soviet stuff and i was like there's muslims who live in russia. How how did i not know about this. And i'll tell you very personal story. I live with a russian family and the the brother that like my host brother. His best friend fought in chechnya and they had a very good friend and their group that was from chechnya and you could see the anguish and this young man after he had returned from battle from fighting chechens and his best friend in in moscow was chechen. It was something that really struck me. And i said. Why did i know anything about this. I've been studying post-soviet politics for two years as an undergraduate georgetown never learned about the muslims who lived in russia. So i got very interested in that question Be applied to go to the peace corps. When i was in college at the end of college and they said oh you speak russian. We're opening up all these programs in the former soviet union. Where would you like to go. And i said was pakistan. They said nobody wants to please say i would be one of those people knowing. None of the language whatsoever. Who would who would really want to go to somewhere like that. But i got lucky enough to go with unicef to afghanistan in two thousand seven and and so ever since then i always loved central asia but having ever since then i have been fascinated by afghanistan pakistan for. I guess similar reasons. Do you speak dari at all. Yes so i was. I ended up as a peace corps volunteer in itajai. Speaking part of becca stan. Oh interesting in some marquan. So i don't know if you know where on so clay were going please. We'll do their colleagues is no. I'm not joking. You think i'm joking. I happy argue whatsoever. I would love to do that. But i mean afghanistan to me has always been and i know you were news pakistan taj tajikstan for those folks who are listening speaks essentially. They're very similar. You could do better than this at this. I can't but they're very similar. Many of them are pashtoon or from the is not pashtoon there from a similar ethnicity or very tribal in the area. But they speak the same language in tajikistan's tajiks and doria the same language but tajik is in cyrillic doria's use arabic script and all that so i'm fascinated by it less a you know this. Oh i'm listening. I'm i'm i care. People who who listen to podcasts. I've heard the story before. So i won't bore them but i have worn this necklace from afghanistan since i got back in two thousand seven with its little lapse on it because i'm fascinated at the beauty of the country and having been fascinated by being there and meeting people and seeing the i mean how gorgeous an amazing a- the people are and the landscape. I spent a lot of time doing a lot of research. When i got back. Also and the history of afghanistan is complex. It's been very up and down to the last forty years or so. I'll let i want you to speak to that a little bit more. It's also a country that people seem to love to invade but never had any success in doing so whether that be the communists who tried to take over from the soviets tried to take over the eighties to america did not try to take it over but certainly went in and tried to be was controlling force for a while. We see what has happened with that in the past few weeks. What is it about afghanistan that makes it so important so many of these things that we hear about going on in afghanistan. They're happening in other places in the world to you know women are oppressed. A government are dictatorial. But we don't go there for what has what makes afghanistan so valuable to so many people. Its location this as this. You've heard of the great game so it it. It's this crossroads of empires it's been at the crossroads of great power conflicts The reason that the united states went in actually didn't have much to do with that it had to do with international terrorism But the soviet invasion prior to that had a lot to do with the soviet union maintaining its position. They were seeing afghanistan fall apart. Actually the s- people may not understand. What the soviets invaded in nineteen seventy nine because the country was already falling apart. There was an afghan nineteen seventy eight. There was a revolution in afghanistan. This is really important to understand understanding. What's happening right now. There was an afghan communist party and the afghan communist party killed the president in a coup. This communist party wasn't just communist. They were crazy. Communist the eh. You're talking about just to clarify the communists right. The afghan communists they were so radically communist. That russia the soviets were looking at them saying calm down off when you are not going to win and so they had this revolution in one thousand nine hundred ninety eight and they went nuts. They tried to change society overnight. They tried to get rid of private. Property to afghanistan had been relatively well-developed. Call correct and if you talk to many afghans they will tell you that you know. Hey europeans americans while you're killing yourselves. In the hundreds of millions hundreds think about world war one and world war two. How many hundreds of millions of people died right during that period. They said we had peace. And then you're telling us we're like a warring people. This is a very recent phenomena in afghanistan. yes they were conflicts. yes there were wars. The brits tried to invade a couple of times but this this idea that it's warlike society we get this impression because they've been invaded right and they're just looking for dignity and and i have a lot to say about that and so and so and i mean all of this is very important but obviously we we all want to get to the more recent developments. The soviets came in because they all the country falling apart they saw this communist government overthrowing the afghan people afghan government. They came in they invaded. They were not incredibly..
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"Let's just be on a show. America could really use a good therapy session. We've been through a lot recently. A global pandemic on a scale. That even hollywood really couldn't have prepared us for one of the most dramatic economic downturns of the past half century the exposure of racial tensions and divisions not seen or discussed in america in sixty some years. A contentious election cycle a violent insurrection at the nation's capital and a media landscape that kind of feeds and thrives on our national divisions. Yes we would do well to lie back as a collective nation on a psychologists couch if only plenty of experts have tried to point out ways that america might heal as a country. They've written books. They've given ted talks. They've appeared on national. Tv all spouting their own diagnosis for what ails us as a country but now one has shown up with a name that just might grab more attention than others trump this week. Pelikan is excited to welcome. Dr mary trump yes that mary trump the one whose expose on her very famous uncle donald made waves and headlines when it came out during the presidential campaign last year but she's got more than just t- to spill on her family she's got a phd in clinical psychology and her new book the reckoning our nation's trauma and finding a way to heal in it. She says she's using her training and experience as a psychologist to identify ways. That america can start to repair some of the divisions that keep getting deeper and deeper but we'll progressives care to listen to the advice and guidance of anyone with her last name and we'll conservatives trust someone who's been so outspoken against donald trump. How can a public figure who entered the public eye on a mission to take down a member own family ever hope to heal or help anyone else. He'll and how the heck are we going to get along. Where are you now. i'm in so okay. So you've in manhattan new york most of the time the whole pandemic thing working out okay. There so far people getting back to us to wearing masks again. Yeah you know. We've been pretty good the whole time. And i think we stopped pretty well here and most of us are vaccinated so that that adds an extra layer of comfort which is not afforded to other people in places like florida right but those people who are not vaccinated or the ones i mean the the people who were vaccinated are the ones who were wearing masks and they're the ones that made it right because it's well yeah i mean this crazy delta variant is so contagious that i think we all should still be wearing must. It's just unfortunate that i cannot believe heading into our fourth wave. It's just. I've got family members who are currently in the hospital because of it who close family members actually to and i was not shocked at all to find out that they had not had the vaccine where north carolina so And we have done in north carolina better than most states in the south. But my my family loves your uncle which cracks me up. Because i've been told my mom with my mom. I did the apprentice. William and i got in trouble myself initially because i was so convinced from my time with him that he was so in need of being loved and you know having people like him that after. He got elected as disappointed as i was. I held out belief that he would need approval from america and might therefore moderate to try to get everyone to love him. And so i didn't come out. I said let's get a chance for a while and it took me until charlottesville decided well shit. Screw that didn't working on to give me a joke. All the time with people like mom you saw him you saw him. Fire me and you still vote for him to this like i lost friends for the first time in belief over an election because knowing everything they knew about him from my they still voted for him. And how just you know. He's a horrible person. I think the rest of your I.
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"So what exactly is death positivity? You know, death positivity is not too different from dead body positivity or, you know, even sex positivity right. Where if you understand that there's all kinds of different approaches that, you know, it's, it's kind of accepting. Hey, death is a natural part of our Lives, which we all know instinctively, we know that logically. But when I when you start thinking about that, there's also that fear that comes along with it for many of us. And and so it's just starting to understand, okay, well if we look at death and it's just natural part of life, what it really does is it. Is us up to live our lives more fully while we're here. Sounds good. Yeah. After after birth last year we've all lived through a little more than a year. I think we need as much fullness as we can achieve and and I need a little more body positivity in my life, too. I'm not going to last name. I went on a huge weight loss. Journey, more years ago than I can remember. Now, I think it's been a decade now, holy Toledo, she's time flies. And that's that's amazing experience. When you lose a ton of weight cuz what's in your mind, isn't what you're seeing in the mirror and then you have experiences that reinforce that the mirror is correct, if your brain is wrong, and that's, that's just really fascinating. So, I learned a long time ago, I think having been over a hundred pounds overweight, is that our bodies are really pretty fascinating thousand souls for lack of a better term, you know, especially for some of us, you know, we've created an entire life. You know, we've created beautiful things to give to the world or maybe not only beautiful. But maybe technology, that's kept us together in the last, you know, year and 1/2. It's it's that's the way I try to look at. It's like, okay. I physically I might not look like swimsuit model but that's yep. I'm only five foot two. I'm not going to be a swimsuit model, no matter how much I try to change the shape of my body. Yeah. Well and, and I think the whole idea behind body positivity is helping your brain. Understand that you are beautiful in the shape that you are and go live your life, right? And so when we translate that to death positivity, similarly it's hey yes we are all going to die someday and that's okay. And again freeing us up to really live our own lives to the fullest There's seems to be a cultural belief that death is somehow a failure, which is really, you know, it's like I don't know if that's a Reliance on a medical profession or not really sure how we got to fighting death at all costs. Even when you've got somebody, who's not able to live life fully and not be able, you know, somebody with alzheimer's or somebody, that's got end-stage cancer, whatever awfulness, sometimes happens to people and I, I always lived, well, I still live my life, but when, my mom was still around, I did everything I could to give her as much quality and fullness as possible. And I kept telling myself, I will not do anything that extends, this, this dying process of Alzheimer's, and I didn't. And I told my husband and my daughter, if, if the situation arose like, I'd always thought She got pneumonia, I would call Hospice. I said you, you too might have to stand on either side of me and hold me up while we go KO hospice or whatever. Like, do not let me back down because I knew my mom would hate the way she was living and she would, she was terrified of getting Alzheimer's and she did so it's you know, I it's a difficult balance to know off or we just giving up or we accepting that. We all none of us gets out of this life alive, which many listeners have heard me. Say it's what my maternal grandfather always
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"You gotta be pro choice in this wrong. You got to be anti immigration. I mean we mean every things are very black and white in twenty twenty one. America aren't thing. I think they've always been very black and white and very polarized and they've only been it's only been magnified. Its polarization but you never get to the bottom. You never create innovation. You never 'cause anything new if you just look at things in a polarized way even when you go to invent something even if you look at science and the littoral breakthroughs is to be an inquiry. It means to ask more questions. So you don't agree with me. Your your against abortion. Let's say and then for me. I would have so many questions until i got to the bottom that i truly understood. It's not that the person is against it. There's something behind something behind something that is so white. Knuckling to them. That means something. I don't know something happened with their mother. I don't know what happened. But there's something that's so true to this person and so baked in them that you cannot ungraded what they're who can't that just be as simple as not wanting can't that just be as simple as having the religious belief that that a fetus is. A is a person in that particular situation. I don't think we're designed that way. We're we're designed to make up interpretations of what we see which is why you can get five people in an associate accident. Everyone almost see something different. We're we're designed to see the world through our lens. The world claes is not the world that audiences even though we're on the same call. It's never going to happen even if we were in the same relationship. The snow mad. If people wanted we get so mad at people when they don't see things our way. I think because we are so hard on ourselves too because we have so many rules and comparisons and unjust about our own self i. I don't know how people do some of the things that they do. But i can find compassion when i tap into there are things i deeply regret in my life and i can go and examine. Say somebody shine the light on that. If i only stopped in frozen time with that one that would that would pay me so much. Or that's something. I wish i could change about myself. I i think at the end of the day if being divisive and and just arguing with people are avoiding arguments people was the way to go or having just a lane. That's right and wrong. We would have already accomplished what we needed to accomplish. It's not working that that's what that's all it has to go to the bottom line. It's not working and people know it's not working out after the Some people did right in specifically for you. Let me get to where i wanted. Goodness now lost my page Teresa from boulder colorado is a listener asks you a listener of yours you. Npr always seems so positive. What's your secret. well thank. He resigned change. I think that.
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"Chief content officer for amplify voices and she's the co host of the amplify voices podcast alongside future hall of fame football coach pete carroll each week both of them speak with newsmakers and legends about the positives in their lives and they seek to amplify those positive stories than most of us. Don't get to hear from these folks so this week. she's here to share with me. Her secret for positively. I'll ask her what she thinks has caused us to divide so much until our own little ideological silos and of course how the heck are we going to get along do you you so you record your podcast from from your house right since the pandemic no no we we've been doing in studio and then when pete is not available to come in and he asked to stay in office. Because there's there's been a few times where they've recalled the then in that case you do it remotely. I would stay in studio because we really wanted to filming component to it. You know. we're really integrating the people don't even during the pandemic you you're able to cast castle this year so we weren't exactly totally affected by that we were at the tail end of it. Well we've been behind me. I've got all these lights and everything and it's because it's because this is like my new life this was supposed to be live also and my whole life just ended up in the house for this podcast. And why not so. I just decided. Let's by some lights. If i'm gonna have to be on camera might as well not look busted normally. Oh well that's all lighting that is all lighting but you. You guys are doing something similar to what i think we would aspire to do. You may be doing it better than us. You try to make sure that people's from all sides of a from different backgrounds. Tell me tell me what you're what would you if you had to if we were in an elevator and you had ten floors to tell me what your podcast is about. How would you describe it. Literally what tagline is conversations from the heart so we really just feel like we've come out of a really divisive authoritarian era and. Let's just say in the best case scenario. It's been a hero era us waiting for other people to save us to be there for us and and we really think the most important thing to focus on now is there are so many great people trying to work it out trying to have conversations trying to not create more lines in more anger and more bottlenecks and we just want to amplify those voices now. It doesn't mean they necessarily agree with everything that we agree with. It's not about that but we really start off every conversation like this. So what's on your heart and it kind of stops people. Because you know you've got to check in with that we're so here in our heads and there's so much going on with what we think our reacting how i feel how persons looking at me how that colwin what's going on with my life but to locate yourself back in your heart and be like you know what what is really on my heart so those conversations have while they've been with very well-known people in rachel matto van jones or neil degrasse tyson. Get on that call. And they're like. Here's all the things that i'm supposed to say on a podcast and go. Hey what's on your heart and they're like. Oh okay wait a minute. Let me just check that and you know it. Sometimes it's sadness. Is that what you're finding. Sometimes it's just people saying. Hey you know what my wife's integrate place even given the circumstances i don't feel really great about what's going on with our nation or with van jones. It was it was very powerful. Because here's a man who stood in four and inside of and with the black community and while he definitely has had the democratic republican. You know battle if you will. This was the first time during the last number of these past years. Where there started to be some contention within the black community and we ended that call both of us in tears sobbing and van was. oh great. i'm great audrey. thanks but by the first time vans. so it's okay wherever you're wherever you are is where you're at and i think that we're so busy we got so much going on. There's so much to process especially coming out of this pandemic though right it's like people were. Hey i know where where i stand. I know maybe where my family stands. But i have problems with these people over here are over here but during the pandemic during the crisis after george place murder we found out things about our own family members that we didn't even know so people were there in a lot of different places and they want to have a lot of different conversations in when we set up that context of so. What's on your heart. it does kind of recap sexualize. What we're about to say all of us for you to. I think you would have to go back. And look at the exact definition of therapy. I think more so that it is healing. And i wouldn't. We don't all heal from therapy. We have lots of different places that we heal from. And i do find that having a conversation where all three of us in that case pee pee myself and the guest is. We don't have questions prepared. We don't have a bunch of things lined up. We really disinvite them to be with us. And we have a conversation as human beings and it ends up where it ends up and it goes where it goes. And i think there's something very healing about that to just stop everything for a moment and be present. I mean when we were on with cory booker was really interesting because he was talking a lot. A lot about his stance. And where what..
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"Heck, No. He's ostracized. So, Uncle Sam, he says, You know what? Hey, some of that pensions mind? I want some of that some of the pensions, man. Give me a little bit that Danny. Yep. So what a lot of people I find Chris's Hey, they're so focused that I'm going to get 5000 months for my pension. And they think you know what that's going to cover my expenses. Retirement. I'm good, they forget. Oh, I forgot to calculate taxes on that. And I can only spend after tax dollars, right? Right. So suddenly you've got a little bit less suspend. Then you planned on and now you're making up from somewhere else in your retirement that you didn't plan on. That's right. But here's the kicker. You ready for this kicker? Even if you planned on your after tax rate Your take home after taxes. Did you plan on today's tax brackets? Most most of the time? Yeah, see, that's interesting. That's what we find is a lot of people playing on today's tax brackets right now, the interesting thing about strong with that Is, what can they do to taxes? Well, they can raise taxes. What has been in the news for the last raising taxes, raising taxes? You're having some people throw out some crazy high tax practice their own racing to and all this stuff they want to pay for. Guess what? That could affect your pension income because they can raise taxes on that as well. Yeah, absolutely affect your pension income. No question about it. Chris. Does your pension pay you more if that happens? No, no. Your pension doesn't have an increased desert. No, you might have a little cost of living increase. But you know a lot of times late. I've been on yes, knocking off said that that The cost from taxes being raised on all that money lost when they decided to raise taxes on Capitol Hill with a stroke of a pen. Yep. So now we're talking about. Hey, they raise taxes. Suddenly that dollar amount that you you know, you busted out your Excel shooter. He wrote on a scratch piece of paper. How.
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"Isn't that no no no. I didn't want to interrupt. But i i will say. Isn't that sort of like saying. I believe that my party is doing something horribly. But god forbid i bring in a third party because it might keep my party from winning. I mean if if the republican party as it will continue to support the same sort of national pride protectionism white minority rule type philosophies then. Wouldn't it be better to have a third party. That might peel away some votes from that type of group than to simply say okay. Well we've simply got. We got two choices. I can think right now of democrats who i know who would probably be more than happy to. I'm not saying i'm one of them. But i know some more than happy to be to consider joining forces with somebody like the jolly from florida former rep from from florida whose who started his own third party trying to make a third party viable He was on the show a few months back simply because they democrats to are tired of the identity politics that that that further left liberals are pushing us towards abigail who would probably be more than happy to listen to a. She'd be more than happy to listen to. A moderate type third-party connor lamb. I mean there would would not necessarily just peel away from republicans it may start with more republicans in it than it does. Democrats because arguably republicans are having a little bit more of a of a issue at the moment but is that really is really an argument against a third party or multiple parties that well. We don't wanna do it because it'll just bleed way. Voters from the lesser of two ingles. Said i wasn't saying that. We're if i if i sound that way. I didn't mean to say that that. I'm against because they suck away votes but you know if you look at say. You take the libertarian party or you take some other party. It's very hard to get on the ballot and right now we have an infrastructure that protects the two party system in terms of our elections. So you it's very hard to come up with a third party. You have to either be libertarian. Or you have to be a join one of the major parties. I so i think again that the the most realistic outcome or the best you know. Maybe the least bad option is the best way to say. Is that the republican party. Needs to lose a few elections and then it's going to be forced to change just like the democratic party was when they lost five out of six presidential elections and then they still nominated michael dukakis in one thousand nine hundred eighty eight loss again and then finally you had bill clinton come. Who's the new type democrat. Who was someone who was a traditional democrat and a lot of ways but he was for free trade. He was for a lot of things that yeah yeah but but but he. He was a moderate. I certainly think the key is you have to someone that doesn't have an apostasy but has traditional values but is willing to be looking ahead in terms of areas where the party their views might be might be dated and free trade at the time was certainly one of them with the whole nafta thing and all that a moderate who never won more than fifty percent of the vote either he was elected twice without no in fact bronco fifty percent only democrat other than roosevelt who won fifty percent of the vote twice. So i think that's that's more the solution again. I'm a pragmatist. I would love it if we could just come up with a third party that would suck away. The best cat is from each party and would be the party of pragmatism and the party of good governance but the infrastructure is so sclerotic right now. His is very hard to do that. So i think the best the best opportunity is for trumpism to fade out and the republican party will have to lose a few elections and then they will. Most the party will hopefully come around to what i believe is our guiding principles. And as you say you know a lot of minority voters. Latino voters a lot of black voters. they're very pragmatic voters and they they they don't you talk to most black voters. Don't care about reparations. You know they care about jobs. They care about education. They care about issues that again affect their affect their lives we. We didn't have as much time this week to get folks to write in but we actually did get quite a few questions that were good for you specifically carly from vegas asks new. York city is seeing if ranked choice voting works. Could it help the rest of the country you know. That's a very interesting question. We're probably not going to know till the election till the middle of july. But i think yes. I think it is good because it a lot of times then people don't have to. It's not such a black or white issue because a lot of times you know so much of the. Subtlety of politics is giving people quietly a reason to vote for something or maybe against something that they wouldn't want to do in public and so i think ranked choice voting allows allows people to do that. Just like in california. You know we have the top two people who are on the ballot irrespective of party now. Unfortunately we become such a one party state. that doesn't benefit is as much right now. But i think those type of things that yes that will give people more choice and those could allow lesser known. Candidates you might not ordinarily win to have a chance. Okay stan from dallas ask. How can i stay motivated when the news always seem so negative. You're an optimist. David tell us. I think that's that's a great question. And i am someone who deals with that all the time. I think you have to focus on the on on the positive focus on the things that you believe and find people i know there. Aren't that many of them out there. But people who share of your share your views and and go along with it. And also i'd say you know it's okay to disagree. I think that you don't want to be with people that are totally against everything you say but you know most people just they just want to be heard. They don't care as much whether you agree with them or whether you like with like them. I think that's the tough thing. Is that so many people. Just feel that they that they haven't been heard amen. I can't tell you how many times on the campaign trail. I found that people still would tell me what i still don't agree with you but i appreciate you listening someone to vote for you and i thought well you know god. That's really what it is about. People just want to be listened to some respect right. It's unfortunately we have three hundred thirty million people in this country. It's hard to get around to each and every person but we should do a better job at trying. Jesse from seattle washington do yet seattle washington do legacy. American families of.
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"If people are trying to be moderate are they going to automatically be demonized as radicals by the other side no matter what. The analysis of the left is that the six percent of your party that is the hard progressive left has a disproportionate amount of influences in alienating. As far as i've done my research about twenty six percent of your party with their policies so there's definitely a crisis in the democratic left as there is a crisis but a smaller one in the conservative right with those that are aligned with trump. I'm gonna political room for fifteen years. And cheney might not call it a smaller. But i'll feed your point because you you criticize a little spearhead of of that problem for us and i'm gonna say for us because i'm aligned i'm aligned. I like trump dishonest as gnome. I like i think pompeo it'd be a great great leader but there is a real issue of who's in charge of the democrat party for us and we see that alienating so it's hard to trust that joe's a moderate and i will say i know his whole. I know his whole we talking about here. Joe biden item. I know i know his history. And i agree that you put him in office because you thought he was actually less hard left progressive and representing more of america. But he's pretty weak. We're not seeing. You've never had a president saying i'm gonna get in trouble. I'm gonna get in trouble. I'm going to get in trouble. He's not in his power. The way trump was just on an external of view. Just being an american citizen doesn't seem to me that in his administration that he's absolutely in charge so it feels like elements that aren't aligned. Your core base have a lot of influence. Things i've seen joe do is destroy jobs. I seen him accommodate china. I seen him back often. Iran deal in the first hundred and one hundred sixty days that he's been in office. You've seen that. That's what he said. Come on one twentieth. But he's setting that tone. Let me just finish is what he did with guns in was very aggressive this earth. He's only been president january. What do you do with critical race. Serious deferent- a run and climate is being accommodate climates. The biggest burn of money we can. We can take on right now. We set it on the side. Do you notice you guys. Let go of climate for a while. Because you couldn't have. Climate through paris accord it became a political tool it. Look i love. I love nature but we need to fix it in a rational. We don't need to destroy oil jobs and gut energy independence. It took a seventy six years to get to energy independent. So i'm not seeing a rational president from a right leaning point of view and i liked this conversation klay. I'm not here to get in your face. Or i want to hear what you have to say because we're unhappy to well. I mean i'm wondering as i hear you say these things if we're not at a place where maybe at some point. We all have to just accept. We're going to be unhappy and going to disagree with a president. If they aren't in our party i mean i i hear the things that you're saying and i recognize that they are not. I mean the nice thing about this country is we do have checks and balances do have a system in place where not only are there three separate branches but even within one of those branches there are two separate houses that things have to go through both of them and in one of those houses you have to get sixty percent of our system is set up in such a way that it is really tough to get things passed. It's not as simple as joe biden being president and saying. Here's what i wanna do. And simply because they they happen to have a majority in the legislative branch. Things get passed anything that gets passed including most of the stuff in his first one hundred however many days. We're at now head to pass his desk through the house through the senate where it had to get more than sixty votes with a few exceptions and then had to be signed by him. We're not talking about some sort of dictatorship where he is in control of everything or where alexandria across cortes corey buscher in control of everything. We're talking about a system that was set up to make it deliberative and that every law that gets passed has to have some sort of like can't just be enacted without any deliberation and yes when donald trump was president and republicans controlled both the house and the senate that made my stomach turn a lot because there were things that i really didn't agree with but it was difficult for me as per just me to say well this is absolutely anathema to what everybody in the country wants because at the end of the day they controlled that republicans control the house and the senate because they were voted for and i criticize my own party often for not making stronger arguments. Is it not possible that maybe republicans didn't win. Some of these elections because of their arguments weren't strong enough sure. Of course there's a system but since you're talking about the system. I think a really important thing for us to know why you think you know. Even though we have these three branches there over three hundred pieces of legislation that were by passed by both parties. That went to harry. Reid and ansi pelosi desk. During the obama years the process called black hold they were just killed right so you can use executive orders. You can black hole bills and you can shut down the process. You're right you're absolutely right. And i think mayor garland would be the person who could tell us most about that because republicans have done it too and you agree with that. Yeah i would absolutely room. And that's what i'm saying is we are going to be as not to mess up your themed. Show this'll be. Maybe we can't get along the more work buddy. I was a lifelong liberal. I was a socialist in a matter. Of fact i everybody socialist win. They're in their teens and twenties. It's quite right until they like trump kidding right now. look tax. Tab top tax bracket are in california nationally. Now between is saying california. Most people i've i've been told by so many of them other conservative friends that california the liberal hellhole. And everybody's leaving. Why are you still there. Why haven't you left yet. I surf that easy. Well i'm gonna beaches georgia and florida have beaches to south carolina. I don't have swell. I listen. I will say i'm already. I'm moving. we're talking about moving. Six months a year to another place. And i go there and i'm like oh california's amazing. So you know the bottom line. My uncle said something great. He was head vice president vice president of merrill lynch for forty two years and he says you know no matter who's in party. He goes taxes. Go up and say we'll just work harder. That's the american way. So you know you just gotta work harder during the thing. That what we're going in i look back. This is a perfect point. Pivot point for this. The supply side economics background. I'm i'm gonna top five institutional real estate firm. I open my own firm. I've been in the real estate. Markets will in time and you know the the nation shifts between supply-side and.
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"Without division and it is a series of professional development offerings for teachers were teaching educators. How to teach diversity in a way that is not devicive and were soon to be rolling out the business and higher ed version of diversity without division. So if you're interested please come to my website your shatman dot com and pigmy on social media at your shed manji on twitter at real ear. Shad manji on instagram. Let me know you're interested. who took. Who took your name became an impostor. And you know what. I'll lose back. Oh no. I didn't do them out of the water. It's right yeah both end so so what. I what. I'm really wanting to leave. The audience here with clay is the hope that there is an alternative to the us against them dynamic. That is dominating our country today. There is an alternative. Be a part of the solution people and that's the only way that we will continue to be these united states of america. Well we've got asked. You are key question here and i got also say it's sort of becoming i think a challenge for the producers of the show to try to find someone who i can fight. We did because we didn't find we didn't fire. You know club us great. We got long highs. We took a both and approach. So what we're showing is how to fight in a productive way. We did fight but we did it. You are if if that is what you think. Fighting is lowered knows. I don't ever want to be in the room when you to be in the room. When i'm mad i wanna tell with terrorists. Okay bona fide terrorists. You're right. I am analysis but i listen. I have loved this and i really encourage people to pick up. Don't label me your shatman. Jeez book you can follow her on twitter and instagram. But you have to put real in front of your shot. Instagram on on instagram but twitter. She's got her own name and check out our website as well. Because i have totally really enjoyed this. And i've loved it and i was gearing up to have somebody. Academics agree with tonight. That didn't and i had so much fun. But you gotta tell me up before we go should manji. How the heck we're gonna get along by developing the moral courage to take disagreement as an invitation to engagement..
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"He spoke to people who are willing to listen the more he was able to explain to them. That this is not you know us versus them. We are in this together right. But i mean i i have to imagine that you probably have other anecdotal evidence like that. I know there's more in. Don't label me. I could think of empirical evidence from my life. I think about my neighbor across the street. Who i got. I hope he doesn't listen to this. Because i'm talking about i'm me great. I just who. I don't know who. I don't agree with politically at all. And but who. I find to be a delightfully nice person. And i think that every time. I can't think of many people in my life and i imagine very few people can think folks like this who just go face to face with somebody and have that same sort of confrontational argument that we see on. Tv news have that same sort of confrontational argument that we see between politicians on social media winner but so so these anecdotal stories like louis and genesis are incredibly inspiring until. I think that only happens when someone has three hours. Change on if i if i could have sat down with seven hundred thousand people in north carolina's second district back in two thousand fourteen and had an hour with each of them. I could have gotten them all to vote for me. But you can't politics don't work like that. Nothing no no influence. No opinion changing happens on that one to one basis anymore so much of it's media driven so so talk. Tell me about how we can have moral courage. When we've got so much media telling us what to think some exactly at all obviously first of all let me puncture a premise of you just said which is that. Puncture a premise. That's the nicest way of ever heard. Someone say i'm going to bust your argument the hell i'm gonna puncture you're i'm gonna puncture the premise for it. I i love you. That's why i only puncturing your ass okay. On first of all politics is a bad model for what. I'm talking about because forever be honest right but but let me explain in a political campaign and you of all people know this well. There again can only be one winner. And as a result politics if we take that as our model for interacting with our neighbors our family our co workers are fellow congregants. Whatever if we take politics national politics or even state politics as our model we've already set ourselves up for devastation because life presents us with so many more win win opportunities than politics does okay. So first and foremost can i just ask listeners. Throw politics as a model for human behavior out the fricken window please. You're doing yourself no favors by following the behavior of politicians which is funny. Interestingly because that did an interview last week with i was interviewed about all these entertainment entertainment people who are trying to go into politics and they have this fan base the love from everyone the rock is thinking of running for president and matthew mcconnahey thinking of running for governor and i said but you know the difference is and exactly what you said. The difference is when the rocks movie comes out on friday. He doesn't have to talk shit about the other movies. That are coming out on friday. In order for will they can all win in the entertainment industry. Yes he make more on his movie than the you know the art house when makes but they can all be successful whereas in politics once you jump pin people to start talking smack now because they have no other choice bingo. Okay so great. That's the punctured apprentice. Okay but there's something else as well that i'll whoop your ass on. And that is this notion that if i had three hours a sure i could change. Someone's mind okay. Stop right there. We ought not to into conversation with our other in order to change their mind and in fact. That's what we find. And in fact remember what i said about about louis. During his conversation his first conversation with genesis he did not change his mind about the flag. Yeah he merely he probably he probably refused to. He probably went into it knowing he didn't want to change his mind. Gillian when we have a hard and fast position about something and the person were interacting with. We know that they disagree with us right. The ego says her dull. Your shad crush you you know. Don't let her see you become who week as if taking into consideration new information that you wouldn't have thought of on your own is somehow week. No honey that that takes strength all right but okay so the point is this the purpose of how the heck are we gonna get along is not to change each other's might that may happen down the road okay. Lovely but that's not the point. The point is to humanize ourselves to one another and that is what we manage to do when we ask. Sincere questions not judgmental questions when we listen to understand not to win when we take a deep breath just before we respond to somebody who has disagreed with us. Why take that deep breath. Because you're slowing down the blood rushing your body and that means you're giving your brain the oxygen that it needs to think more clearly because when we're anxious we do this and don't even realize we're doing that but the ranger realizes it and that's when the brain becomes even more stressed out so we actually wind up making the situation worse and by the way i don't speak in theory about these things i mentioned to you earlier that know. I've traveled the world speaking before thousands of audiences about the need for reform in islam. My faith hasn't gotten you lost some friends. It's not just me like your book's banned banned in some countries as a result it's been a bestseller and others. So thank you. Sensors this right about the sensors. They never understand that by censoring. You're actually giving more attention to that which you wish would die. No presses -actly exactly so anyway. We'll we'll put aside the ass nature of sense a lot more book by a lot more book buyers in the us than there our readers all over the world who will buy books simply because the so called authorities have said. Don't really oh you have something to hide. Mr authority rate salman rushdie is rich. Exactly very nice townhouse in manhattan. Thank you very much. I ask beautiful okay. So we're we're we on this Oh what i was going to say. Was that the biggest mistake. I made and i made a lot of mistakes as i was advocating for reform within islam but the biggest mistake that i made was going into my events with my metaphorical fists clenched. You see. I knew. I was going to get vitriol and condemnation and denunciation from many of the people in these audiences. That's what they showed up to do right to boo and to intimidate. And i thought to myself screw you. I'm not going to be intimidated by you. Una counterpunch the kind of thing that trump does and takes great glee in. Doing that was awful on my part. Why because giving as good as i got only made my detractors. More defensive instead. I could have disarmed them. I could defuse the situation by listening to understand not to win asking sincere questions about why they believe what they believe. Not gotcha and judgy questions and only then explaining why even though they made a good point why i disagree with it if i had done that the temperature as it were would have come down and even if they wouldn't have changed their minds they would have left saying you know she's she's not the monster that she's made out to be i mean she she.
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"When i hear the words cancel culture i cringe when i see the words cancel culture show up in an email from the producers of this podcast. I get ready for battle. I openly admit. I am not a fan of cancel culture. I can't stand hatred. I can't stand racism. I can't stand inequality or intolerance but i also can't stand the theory that the best way to radically intolerance is to be intolerant of anyone who disagrees with us. I'm clay can political delves into the topic of cancel culture again but thankfully for my blood pressure and my nerves this week. We welcome an unabashed liberal queer muslim female author and educator who believes that payback has never amounted to progress. You're shod monje is the executive producer of moral courage. Tv and an author. Extensive writings on islam have been banned by a number of islamic countries in the world but her latest book. Don't label me is a powerful. How to guide for avoiding the us versus them divisions that are ripping america apart. I'll ask her if there's such thing as a line that shouldn't be crossed. How can we challenge the us versus them mentality. When so much of our media environment and our political culture is totally. Geared towards winners and losers aren't some views and words and opinions actually deserving of being shut out and of course how the heck are we going to get along you you did this show called or did this thing at college campuses this asking me forbidding sweaters you now moral been called. Did that not scare you at all. Because clay and i'm happy to go into this if you care for it I've literally been ida. I and toe to toe with bona fide terrorists. I am not afraid of somebody saying something that may offend. In fact the only thing that offends me is when people self-censor at least to me out of fear of offending no. I far prefer honesty over you know politeness. What is that about like people have now gotten to where they are very censored because they are scared to death of being canceled and i have said to people in the past you know i did some stuff for the view back in two thousand two thousand sixteen during the campaign and i went to a trump rally in wilkes barre and as i went around and talked to all these people almost eighty percent of them said well you know he's honest to tell you the truth honest and i remember thinking i mean i knew and i knew what rian but he had this he sort of to a of people had this sense of is an authenticity. Maybe that's what it was to them mean. He wasn't being finished but but we have. We are both a society that has gotten incredibly comfortable with reality and right so-called reality tv and we you know if you're under the age of fifteen you don't you watch you all the time. That's all mac and watches youtube always and so we're so much more in tune with moshe at these days but yet somehow politicians and people in the media are so much more full exactly now exactly what. I don't know that we are much more in touch with bullshit. Fact is we are letting ourselves be manipulated at every turn and manipulated by algorithms manipulated by agendas and by agendas that are against other people. Say gender in other words a lot of us have no problem being manipulated by our own side. As long as we're not then Right and do you think we know Great question yes. I think we know that but we don't really think about it or care or care. That's right. I mean we we we. Everything's by right so you're either going to be a conservative or a progressive. Even though i don't agree with everything that i see or hear on msnbc. but because. i definitely don't agree with most of the stuff. I hear on fox. I'm a stick with msnbc. And i'm going to just be a limb. Yeah yeah a follower you know and the thing is that the vast majority of the country according to research is somewhere in the middle. There was a very very interesting report that came out. In two thousand eighteen called hidden tribes and the hidden tribe. Here is the eighty to eighty five percent of the country that they call the researchers called the exhausted majority and yet they feel. The majority feels politically homeless. It's amazing how we have allowed the extremes to hijack the public conversation on just about everything if they feel so politically homeless though i are polls pretty hard. Core stuck where they are. I mean you don't if it really is. Because i listen. I agree with you when i ran for congress. I used to say ten percent on the end zone. Ten percent the other end zone and the rest of us are in the middle of the field somewhere. But if that were really the case then i would assume that polling would sway dramatically instead of constantly always being within a ten point margin. Why is it that so many of us are saying. We are politically homeless or saying that i agree with that sometimes the side the other other times but we don't vote that way doing There's a lot of what's called inertia which means we're basically we go with the familiar. We don't strike out of our comfort zone and so many people will complain that they feel politically homeless but when it comes time to voting if they vote vote they will. They will check the ballot for whom they've always check the ballot for e the party right and that is part of what i'm saying that we don't really think we allow ourselves to emote and a moat in some pretty loud ways but to really sit down and think about what i can be doing different how i need to be changing myself so that i'm a part of the solution not part of the problem. Most people won't go there because it is so much easier read lazier to just go with the flow into buying. Somebody asked going with the flow pit exactly so much easier to point fingers at them then to look in the mirror and ask ourselves how. How can i be different. And don't leave me. Your book is about that. it's kind of that. It's about sort of that us versus them argument right so why not that. Not that. i think anybody who's ever listening to this show would believe for a second that i don't already know why this is necessary. Why was this necessary for you to read about now. Well you know. I'm somebody who people label all the time person of color muslim queer woman immigrant. You name it. You are not gonna hate from bring class action lawsuit waiting to happen hunting for the whole class. All by yourself in that regard but gonna talking is that i've learned over many years of being labeled how labels often distort who we are rather than merely describing who we are. Let me give an example. So i mentioned that. I happen to be muslim now In the aftermath of nine eleven there was no more polarizing issue right then is slow and i actually wrote a couple of books about the need for reform within my faith of islam..
"heck" Discussed on How The Heck Are We Gonna Get Along
"Probably broadcasted on the floor of the new york stock exchange. That's one of our absolute best partners that we've had from day one and so i think what we kind of looked as the team looked at the data was to say that even a pandemic there was really an increase uptake. An interest for after hours viewing and so we start to put different shows my documentary series that we did before the twenty twenty election which was called the pivot counties. We start to put those in the prime time we said. Hey people are really seeing. And honestly i would look at my own social media engagement and see that people would see a rerun of something airing at seven eight nine o'clock even if it's on cheddar and i say even though this aired it may be two o'clock in the afternoon they're seeing that night and i think that was part of what informed decision to say. Let's roll the dice. Let's try something new and let's take the spirit of cheddar content that we've always done decide that has up until now only ended at six o'clock and let's bring to the eight o'clock hour so i want to go back to the to the fact fast the part that i find fascinating that you started in comedy. And then you transitioned from a somewhat more entertaining. Well from what people would think would be a real fun career in comedy writing. Why why politics y news. What was it about comedy that you were that. What giving you what you needed or wanted to keep you satisfied and politics did give you i. I'll be absolutely honest. I i love comedy. I really did. It was never a sense of like. I'm going to give up. I'm not gonna be a comedy writer anymore. The type of comedy claim that i ended up really gravitating towards was daily show cole. Bear reports style comedy was late night. S comedy was the type of comedy that looked at the day's news and knew how to effectively skewer those who are in power and i watched i think a rising generation of a lotta people kind of get their news for good or from bad from that slot on comedy central for so many years and that was sort of the lane of comedy that i was drawn to doing and the pivot moment happened for me around twenty fourteen. Two thousand fifteen. I was just like. I'd always not doing a lot of live theatre shows. I used to do a one man late night. Show on stage at the peoples improv theater in new york and what kind of happened by accident over the years of mijas working on that as as a comedic craft was i had just accidentally kind of mask such a knowledge base of cable news and how it worked and the power players in washington and the basic political story lines and at the time it was dan abrahams who led mediate. Who gave me basically my first big break at this level and said you know you're you're pretty good at just politics stuff like i think you can really be journalist. There's a lot you need to learn. But you've got the chops for it. And he empowered me. And i've been lucky enough to have great mentors every son so i don't necessarily view it as such a big departure from what used to be a lot more closely aligned Then i think some people might otherwise realize well like i said i've said many people politics is politics is show business for ugly people. That's why i ran for congress. A better fit for me. What what. I think you mentioned the daily show and the fact that you're right i think in two thousand and eight or five or six or whenever that john stewart heyday something like fifty sixty percent. I'm making numbers up. So don't use dealt fact shown us these as a fact check but but a huge percentage of young people between the ages of eighteen and twenty four got their news from the daily show. You're absolutely right. I mean there was actual. There is in existence actual research that tells where those people getting their news. Now where's that age group getting their news today. If the daily show is not pulling the same sort of numbers that it used to my my knee jerk reaction tells me in part tiktok. And i really don't think that that's a stretch. I think the amount of time that younger consumers are spending on tiktok is astronomical on their some really really brilliant. I think journalists reporters in the space. Who are leveraging tiktok platform specifically to try and get information out i think a lot of social media platforms are a destination for fun their destination for entertainment and but they're also a destination for education and helping create a more informed citizenry. It just doesn't look the way. It did certainly not generations ago when walter cronkite was on the scene but even just a few short years ago i would argue. People especially younger demographics. Were probably not quite as closely glued to their cell phones even as they were in the heyday of john stewart at the daily show. So i think some of those have shifted. And i'm sure they spread out quite a bit I know there's a lot more entrance in the space. Maybe than there were ten fifteen years ago so You know we get the sense that I think a lot of places where where people are going. So that's what chatter and a lot of other places have tried to do we try and compete in different verticals. But isn't it also a opportunity for entertainment these places social media yes for some education too but it also a breeding ground for misinformation. Also i mean you can't. You cannot clearly tell the story of the israeli palestinian conflict in a in two hundred forty characters on twitter or in a one minute or forty five seconds tiktok video so i mean how much for all the good that it does. How much. how much damage do you think has been done by. People relying on short-form social media for their their daily dose of information. And what's going on one. It's like as well. It's worse than wikipedia because there aren't even censoring it like wikipedia but anybody can say anything they want to say at anytime and get millions of people to believe what they want and they also don't they also even if they are telling the truth they cannot do it in a way that necessarily thoughtful or deliberate right so how much has social media hurt. Also i think it's absolutely a double edged sword. There's no doubt especially for a company. And i know it tends to be the big boogey man but i think it's a good example facebook A company like facebook that trades publicly as part of the shareholder economy needs to bring in revenue and therefore driven by the advertising focus bottom line. of course it's in the financial best interest in. They'll spend it as their fiduciary responsibility to shareholders to create as much content to have advertising dollars. Come in and so facebook. i don't think is is inherently incentivize which owns instagram. I think is a similar position to a lot of these other companies. These companies are not necessarily incentivized to do what we would consider the right thing to self police to to to make sure those barriers are absolutely there. i think there is a component of personal responsibility on the viewer. One thing that we've said. I think a lot of people have said before as you know balance your sources of of news where you're getting your news and kind of what that what that angle of conversation looks like and my years of washington have taught me that. Oftentimes the truth is somewhere in the middle Especially on the most divisive issues of the day. Were it's very loud especially and that has always been at least what i've tried to encourage viewers to do and but you're absolutely right. Though the social media. I think i viewed as a double edged sword. I think there's components of it where it has really helped not just connect people but educate people. But that's spread of information. I think even a platform like twitch having their own issues right now. There's a lot of individuals who believe the big lie are proselytizing at sharing the big lot and a lot of money and doing so because there are people out there who just want to tune into the growing echo. Chambers is maybe my number one concern about the state of news media moving forward. Because i don't see that particular structure being dismantled anytime soon. Is there a way to fix it at all or has or is the first amendment also soared tonight. Sure i mean yeah for sure. I think the first amendment has always been a little bit of a double edged sword like that. I don't see the genie necessarily being put back in the bottle or the toothpaste being into the tube. Now that we've kind of exploited and people have realized. oh yes. I have twenty four hours of consecutive news coverage that completely and unequivocally backs up the bias that i want to hear that is absolutely going to result in and a lot of problems and i think part of that is the fact that you've got a massive percentage the american people who are convinced beyond a reasonable doubt justice. Convinced as i am that joe biden won the election fair square. They are equally convinced that the election was stolen from donald trump. I don't know how that trend reverses.