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"For more, Here's wtmj, Jeff Wagner said earlier. I love to travel. One of the downsides is I haven't seen my dog in like 10 or 11 days. We have a wonderful lady sister Pat, who takes care of Sasha and we took her up there like a week ago Friday, and so my wife And we got back from back from France. We didn't get home till we got home about 11 o'clock last night, so I wasn't going to drive over and pick her up. So so Fran just went out. Picked her up. Sent me a note saying the dog is now back at the house running all through the house looking for Dad, so I gotta gotta figure out I have something to have to do right after work, but, you know, Tonight, hanging out with the dog, but it's It's one of the joys of traveling. All right. So when we were in Paris, um so a lot of the sites so the Eiffel Towers are they Arc de Triomphe went past Notre Dom and went past the love and all those different things. And and one of the weird things we saw. We saw the what they call the alma tunnel. They have all these these tunnels in Paris that, you know, go underground. The alma tunnel is where the ones Um, well, uh, you know, 20 plus years ago, two going on 25 years ago where Princess Diana died. There's these, you know, I mean, it's like tunnels and big cities and stuff that you know they go under, you know, underground and all its the lanes are narrow People drive like that's how did you know where And that was the one where Princess Diana we saw that where she the driver lost control the car and she passed away. The thing that I noticed driving on these tour buses, particularly around Paris, you have lots and lots of congestion going to the airport last evening. It was just I mean, heavy traffic people driving extremely quickly and, like normal lots of congestion. The other thing that I noticed Was. Lots of people are on motorcycles. Now. I'm not talking about the big Harleys. You don't see Harley's over there. But I'm talking about some of the you know some some of the other types of smaller motorcycles that are very, very maneuverable, and it makes sense in a big, crowded city. One of the things that they let you do. At least they were letting people do in Paris is if you are on a motorcycle, you can do what is called lean, splitting and and lane splitting means that let's say Okay. I'm just thinking about going to the airport and the bus yesterday. There are four lanes of traffic on I don't know what they call them, but we'll say a freeway. So you have four lanes of traffic. Where you know when the traffic is moving freely. You can be driving, you know, 70 miles an hour. Now, in between each of those lanes of traffic. You know, there's there's lanes. There's painted stripes that are there and a car is in one lane. A car is another lane. Um, in in Paris, they let the motorcycle ists. Drive drive on the lanes. So if there's room between you know one car, another they drive in between the cars and I was watching this yesterday. Now that the driver that was taking us to the airport was he was trying to You know, get us there as soon as possible, So he's driving kind of aggressively. He's changing length. People are changing lanes. It's incredibly congested. And you've got all these motorcycles that are driving at relatively high rates of speed, who are lane splitting or driving between the cars, and I remember. I mean, one of the things I said to our group said, You know there you could. First of all, you couldn't pay me enough to ride a motorcycle in.
"jeff wagner" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"Back to Jeff Wagner on WTMJ. It's funny that we have, uh, the conversation now a lot about have you last time you've flown. Are you flying yet? To be traveled yet? He'd be done this. Have you done that? There's another question. There is another similarity between 2021 September and and 21 September because The trepidation that Americans had As to whether or not they were going to fly as to whether or not they were going to travel. How soon would they be able to travel once the skies were opened up again? Remember the thoughts that you had going? I don't know how how safe I feel. You know what I'll drive. Or we'll take a take a coach bus on the trip. Instead, we were not apt to fly. And if you're like me I was trying to remember before. How soon after 9 11. I flew And Sorry, but I can't. I can't recall. I don't remember. But I do remember being on the flight like sitting in the airplane. And you get on the airplane. And you You looked around You, did we? We did that. We all did that. You looked around at who else was on the plane? That is suspicious person? I don't know. We're looking a little suspicious. I don't know That's just something we did. Something I remember doing as well in driving through downtown Chicago. And I did more of that, Uh, about 20 years ago that I do now. Would look at the downtown skyline. I'm just being honest. I would look at the downtown skyline and I would I would look about the, uh, the Sears Tower, the Willis Tower or whatever it's called now. It was the Sears Tower, then. And I couldn't help would look up at that. The Hancock building and Have the thought. As morbid as it may be of Man. Imagine an airplane. Flying into that building, and I think a lot of other people had that. That sentiment or or just look, you couldn't help. But have that thought you couldn't help for those of you maybe who were living elsewhere or any right here in downtown Milwaukee. All we had was the U. S. Bank building in terms of the tallest building in the In the city and The, uh Skyline has changed now. Or maybe you were living somewhere else. Maybe you were in New York. New York, obviously would be a different situation. But maybe you were in Los Angeles or another big city and you have your own skyscraper, your own tallest building in the downtown at the time and You couldn't help. But look up at that building and say, my God An airplane flew into That tower. You. It was just a natural inclination and over time, obviously, over time. He started flying again over time. Those thoughts maybe weren't as pertinent in your mind as they were that day or in the days after over time you drive through the downtown area. Just use Chicago because it's in our backyard he drive through and those thoughts really Don't Enter your mind anymore, but it took a while admitted it. It took a while. Maybe every once in a while. Even now the thought enters your mind. But It's just the reality of the situation, but we were talking or thinking earlier about the travel industry itself. And Couldn't recall how long it took. Like I said, before I was flying again. 85561616 20. How long did it take before you got on a plane again? Let's ask that real quick. We're just limited here before the top of the hour. Because Once the skies were opened up again. You couldn't help but think about it. 262 texture says for about a year after 9 11 every time I flew into all the D C area airports We were forced to stay seated for the last 30 minutes of the flight. Why so as to reduce Lost that year. So has to, uh reduce The This is great. This text line jumping around on me. Oh, this is this is very convenient so as to reduce dramatic pause the chance that someone might try to rush into the cockpit. So think about that. See, I I didn't know that. 30 minutes. 30 minutes before your landing. Everybody's gotta sit. Uh huh. Mm. 92. Oh says. I'm a third generation volunteer firefighter, and my father has told me that the terrorism part of my training wasn't even a thought when he was in training before 9 11. We had to go through homeland security course to even get our state certification. Okay, that goes back to what we were talking about before. About the The training that goes on. Unbeknownst to me, I'm not in the business. Obviously, the training that goes on behind the scenes now versus pre 9 11. I can only imagine some of the things that the men and women have to prepare for. I mean, you pretty much have to prepare for everything when you're becoming a first responder, But Little different after 9 11. The list of everything grew I flew a texter says to New York City approximately a year later. To visit a family member. With an 11 year old who was very reluctant to get into the taxicab driven by a middle eastern gentlemen. But I convinced the 11 year old that everything would be OK. Hmm. People have those thoughts and You didn't want to have them. And over time and like to think that those have changed. But We were so psychologically scarred from the images. Of that tragic day. And it manifested itself in so many ways we could spend a whole show talking about the different thoughts and the crazy ideas. The crazy thoughts that went through our mind based on the simple something we saw or someone we saw in those days right after Yes, Somebody says I flew often for work both before and soon after. 9 11. I remember all the National Guard troops patrolling the airport terminals, large automatic weapons. Yeah, that'll get your attention real fast. No doubt about it. I appreciate some of those thoughts. Some of those memories and like I said yesterday, it's important that every day in some way, shape or form this week, especially We just reflect back on on different on different ways that we were changed on different Well on different factors that are still at play in some ways in our in our psyche, and we will continue doing that all week long here on WTMJ when we come back. Also every day this week sharing A memory from a familiar.
"jeff wagner" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"We can grab it from our massive inventory of four parts and supplies that no one around can match. I'm Dave Doro and voters in the know. Know exactly where to go. Kendall, Marine 57th and Ryan Road and Franklin Voters Cruise the Kindle Marie, We've got everything you need, but the water tender marine kind. Welcome back to Jeff Wagner on WTMJ. I feel obligated to tell you that the Milwaukee Schlitz One that series at nine game series in 1979, the American Professional, Slow Pitch Softball League World Series. Um 52 to 5 games to two in that best of nine. Remember this also, because was that just last year, maybe 22 years ago, obviously, um By the way, I said 7942 years ago. I can't do math at tweets like 2020 Never even happen At any rate. Um, ESPN did a special because they were looking for the tapes. Did you see this? They did a documentary. I don't know if it was a 30 for 30 or not. It was just maybe something they did on SportsCenter. They were looking for the tapes. The tape of that very first broadcast of a sporting event, which was right here in Landon of that Schlitz Bourbons game, So they did a a search for the tapes. And Lo and behold, they found the missing tapes that I think one of the players or somebody like that had in their basement or hidden like that. Who was the M V P. Rick White Erman, Rick White German The M V P Who knows what happened to Rick Texture says. I didn't know about the softball game on ESPN. I still I still play software with Phil Higgins on Sunday afternoons, and Phil was part of that team. See, there are local celebrities that walk among amongst us, folks. There was somebody reference and here, Dennis Mandel was the public address announcer. I know he's still I think he's still an official. Actually in the local ASI, there's legends everywhere. That's pretty right. That is when ESPN the the problem with what ESPN is now ESPN is it's all corporatized. It's just It's it's all. Yeah. Back in the day when it was simple and all they broadcast was Fast pitch softball. Australian rules football. You turn it on at one a.m. and there's some sailing competition from Norway going on. I do miss a lot of the idiosyncratic elements that ESPN was in its formative years. Don't get me wrong. I mean, I like the fact you can watch baseball and football and all that stuff, But there's something that turning it on at 2:30 A.m. when you get home on a Friday or Saturday morning after bar time. And you're just sitting there and you flip it on and all of a sudden there's a croquet match going on from somewhere overseas. Those are the simple things that I miss that I enjoyed about ESPN. Like a lot of things. It's It's gotten big, and it's gotten corporatized and things like that. And now it is what it is at any point at any time. You can turn it on. Watch simpler things like that. I suppose they still have bowling from Yeah. No, You're right. Somebody asked now that they still have bowling from time to time. They still have some of those smaller sports from time, but that's rare. That really is real. You know what? You know what he used to be big yet. I would watch it. They would have, uh, This is another thing they had on it late at night. This one that long ago. This was maybe when I was a kid, so maybe just, you know, 20 years 25 years ago, they would have the world's strongest man competitions. And it always took place and In some European town and there's these gigantic European men. These burly man's man pulling a semi Lifting safe off the ground and you have the competition and and they would always have a big name broadcaster like Brent Mussburger would be doing it and here was up. Magnus Ver Magnusson. Remember that name winning these worlds? Strongest man competitions. Ah, a simpler time. Whatever happened to Magnus Ver Magnusson check during the break, and then we'll get a preview of Wisconsin's afternoon news as well, I bet Don't look now You're Milwaukee Brewers are making some noise in the NL strike three called Change up right down the middle and the inning is over. Tune in today is the Kyoto the rubber to take down the Phillies. Bob Bucher leads us up to first pitch to Beginning at 605 on the Brewers radio network, presented by American family insurance and in most of Southeast Wisconsin, on the WTMJ APP wtmj com Right here on the source for Brewers baseball WTMJ. If you're close.
"jeff wagner" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"You're listening to Jeff Wagner on WTMJ. Before we move on to this next little angle I would like to talk about. I'd be remiss if I didn't mention that many of you on the tax line have also brought up the Yes. I feel safer when it comes to a terrorist attack from an outside entity coming in. But I feel less safe when it comes to some sort of internal Attack. Homegrown terrorism. Other entities that are are already here. And I think that's a fair point. When I asked that question a few minutes ago. I was thinking external attacks. Obviously, that's what happened on 9 11 so, but I recognize that many of you who say we are less safe or I feel less safe. I feel as Safe or unsafe as I did, then a lot of you have referenced the fact that it's maybe more so because of threats inside our borders than than from without. And that again is something that you'd like to thank you like to hope that government entities and agencies Got our back. And as many of you have mentioned, well, maybe whatever happened on January six, would you say they had are back where they on top of that? Maybe not. It opens up a whole other Pandora's box, which I'm not going to get into right now. But I was speaking with somebody yesterday. I was speaking to somebody yesterday who was in Was seven years old. They were in second grade on 9 11. Oh, one. And I asked, What do you remember as a seven year old, a second grader? Seven year old is second grade. Is that right? I think that's right. And he said, I I remember my teachers crying and we will do the I remember. And where were you? When questions later in the week. Those are always intriguing and fascinating to me for for many reasons. But It dawned on me then I don't know why just then, but As a cop. This was a colleague of mine that there are college students, for example. Right now there are freshmen in college. They're 18 years old. They were two years old and 9 11. Oh, one right. There are obviously young people who are alive that were not alive then. So my question here is this What responsibility. Do you take? Do you think You have To try as best you can, and it's not easy, because that that feeling that The callers said that numb miss that numbness. Of that day. That's hard to Other than Describing it as that that That's difficult to teach. I mean, it's hard to put into words. It's hard to set an example to somebody who didn't live through it. As to what we all felt. But what responsibility do you feel? You? Uh oh. Young people. And generations moving forward. You will not have been alive then. And we're not or were far too young to know really what was going on. And you can answer this question. Whether you are a parent whether you are a grand parent, whether you are an aunt or an uncle, whether you are a teacher. No matter what your situation is in life. There could be a moment. Where you'll have an opportunity to speak with somebody who was not alive, then or too young to remember about that day. What do you tell them? How do you Convey the gravity of that day. 85561616 20 on the agreement, Mortgage Talk and text line 85561616 20 or Do you maybe not think that it's necessary. To convey that day. I often wonder related to this The stories of Pearl Harbor. I mean, The question could be asked Then how did Americans. Share December 7th 1941 as the years in the decades rolled by Obviously being involved in World War two and all the ramifications of World War two. Perhaps I'm only speculating here made December 7th 1941 more tangible in a way. I don't know. Maybe I'm off base, but The responsibility. Think is important. Because that day his vitally important In the painting of the American picture and our history. So how do you do it? Look, I don't have kids. I don't have Children, so I'm not a dad. So to this point in my life I haven't had to, um, could tell somebody about 9 11. Oh, one. I haven't But you have You've talked to your sons, your daughters, your grandkids. Maybe you're a teacher. Or you were a teacher. You're retired now and You had to explain this. I'm curious how you do it. How you Done it. 85561616 20 AC unit, mortgage Talk and text line 85561616 20 One of the advantages now. Compared to Pearl Harbor, I imagine is that You can use the Internet for good instead of evil. You can use the Internet for good and you can call up videos if you want to show them. There are Many more tangible opportunities to teach young people about what happened that day. And rather than just The oratory passed down from generation to generation. Of you know, like December 7th 1941 85561616 20 accurate mortgage talkin text line. You've got to tell me how to do it. Because I have not had the opportunity to But you've You have. I know many of you have 85561616 20 stick.
"jeff wagner" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"Is the Jeff Wagner Show and now in for Jeff Wagner wtmj dot Waris. It's talking to somebody off the air. I feel worse now. I feel worse now than when we started the sold Scott. I just who did what happened in the 12 o'clock hour. I tried to understand something and I don't know. I don't know. All we did was argue. Well, we didn't argue. But there was my head hurts more than before. All right, so between now and three o'clock, got to try to Change. Hey, this will make you feel good. The National Salami Day, Kyle On September 7th. We recognize a cured meat many people enjoy every day. Was your favorite cured meat. 855616 National salami Day. Salami are cured, fermented and air dried sausages that find their way to our Delhi's and butcher shops and delicious variety. Uh huh. So I have you have anything you want to add about the Islamic Were you looking at me? So quizzically for is this the first year of National Salami Day? Is it only today for this year or is it Recurring. Uh, glad you asked. National Salami Day has been a thing since 2000 and six so Happy 15th and yeah, the big 15 Right, So loving so lovey Day 3rd 15 today. I was talking to who was like talking to somebody and I wish them a national salami day as I hope you do to your loved ones. And he said, I like good salami. Put that on good white bread, and then I put mustard on it like Wait. What? The problem with mustard. I'm not anti mustard, but the problem with mustard is it can be so potent. That it can dominate the flavors. Of whatever else is on a sandwich. So I mean, you're going to put mustard on salami. You're going to Disguise the flavor of the salami itself. That would be my don't don't don't ruin a good salami sandwich with mustard on this name. Okay, Very good. Jeff had mentioned that probably not. Probably not. Jeff is out all week. He's in he's over. Did he say where he is? Is that a secret? No, he said. He's in France. He's in France. These overseas. This is his first Mean like, big big trip since Covid right. This is a listener trip as I understand it, right? That's correct. Folks have gone with him, and, uh, We could do. We could cold call, um With a seven hour are they think there's six hours ahead? Germany is seven hours, So would that make friends six hours ahead of us? It's only you know, 7 15 or so at that thing. What's that mean? You gotta go on one of those. Kyle, You gotta get yourself Got to get yourself in one of those listener trips with the Wagner Before it's all said and done. Uh, um, I mentioned, uh Earlier that I'd like to at some point and just spend some time and we'll do more on Thursday Friday, but to spend a couple of minutes I think every day this week We need to discuss the 20th anniversary. Of September 11th. Because Saturday marks the anniversary and I thought today as we work our way ramp ourselves up to the end of the week into the anniversary, I was thinking This ties in well to the end of the Afghanistan war, by the way. Are we safer now? Do you feel safer now than you did? Would it be fair to say September 10th 2000 and one I think probably more accurately. Do you feel safer now than you did on September 11th 2000 and one in the 12th and 13th and so on and so forth in the 20 years in the two decades that have passed Since the attacks. Is there a reassurance? That you have that the government. The powers that be are looking out for us in a way that they were not looking out for us 20 years ago. Or that they are now operating seamlessly. Well, maybe not seamlessly. This government ever operate seamlessly. Probably not. But they're operating now in a fashion that makes us safer than 20 years ago. Is What happened in Afghanistan last week. Does that alter how you feel if I were to ask this question of you 10 days ago or a month ago? Would your answer be different? Than it is today. So let me ask the question. At 85561616 20 on the accurate mortgage talking tax line. Do you feel safer? As an American when it comes to a terrorist attack. Do you feel safer now than if I would have asked this on September? 7th of 2001 when you look at two decades of wars, two decades of policy Two decades of Cooperation. Between government agencies that were not cooperating or communicating probably is the better term. Communicating as they were 20 years ago. Remember, I mean, Lot came of the 9 11 Commission and everything we learned. But remember, at the at the base level, we've all watched enough 9 11 documentaries to realize that the FBI And the CIA and the other agencies charged with keeping us safe. We're not communicating. They were not operating as one. The exchange of information was in no way shape or form what it had to be to keep us safe. Did we know that at the time? No. Did we assume that at the time probably 20 years later. Do you feel safer when it comes to terrorism? Do you feel safer now? 85561616 20. That is the accurate mortgage talk and text line. 85561616 20 your calls your texts as we continue Scott in for Jeff..
EU Takes U.S. Off Safe Travel List
"And the European Union now recommending that its 27 nations free in state restrictions on tourists from the US because Rising covid cases. The decision by the EU's council to remove the US from a safe list the countries for non essential travel reverses its advice back in
"jeff wagner" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"4142958181 Welcome back to Jeff Wagner on WTMJ. It should be no secret that I am a, uh I am I collect bars. Some people collect stamps. Some people collect baseball cards. Some people collect. I don't know. You know what? Whatever, I I collect bars. Whenever I go to a new city, for example, I always I always like to find a couple bars that maybe I've heard about and you know and end up, you know, going to them to check them out and and that That's also particularly the case. You know when we're traveling overseas, it's like Oh, okay, we're going to be. We're going to be in Venice. Well, I've I've always wanted to go to the place where you know Herman. Ernest Hemingway used to drink and I want to go in there or or we're going to be in. Uh gosh, Once a long time ago, we were in Monaco and I wanted to go to the casino in Monaco because, you know, or James Bond in the James bond movies, and he'd always go in there and he you know he would order his, you know, you know, martinis, you know, um Shaken, not stirred, which is actually a weird way to order martinis. Because all you're really doing is they're kind of like watering them down. But anyhow, so I mean, okay, we we We've gotta go. We've got to go into the casino at Monte Carlo. And we've got to. We've got to order a martini there. And so I mean, it might be a weird thing, but we do it. I love I love going out. I love patronizing bars. I love patronizing restaurants. And we've talked about a lot over the course of the last year and a half. It has been a tough time for that industry because that industry was particularly crippled. During all the government ordered shut downs and things of the like. Now the industry is starting to come back. You know, there's there's a lot of restaurants and bars that I go to that are just absolutely packed People. People are flooding back. To them because people want to kind of resumed their sense of normalcy. The problem that a lot of the bars and restaurants are having is they can't return to normal because a lot of the people that worked in the bars and the industry and the and the servers in the restaurants or bars. They kind of moved on. You know, maybe they got they got laid off. Hey, you were working at this bar, a restaurant in March of 2020, and all of a sudden the place closes down or has been closed or you get laid off because there They're trying to get by with a skeleton staff, and and they're doing takeouts and things like that. But you know you you've moved on and a lot of the people in the hospitality industry. What you had happened is that they just couldn't wait it out. And they've moved on to. I guess, you know, new careers, you know, doing doing other sort of stuff in there finding Well, okay. You know, maybe even if I don't make as much money as I did when I was a server Well, now I've got more normal hours. I'm not working evenings. I'm not working, You know, weekends and maybe, you know, Now I'm working at Home Depot or whatever. But I've got a better benefit package and and maybe there's more chance for career advancement. A lot of people left the industry. And have not come back now. I was thinking about this because there's a story in the local newspaper today, and it's the restaurant critic is is kind of writing this piece saying, Okay, if you're going back in your patronizing restaurants, you gotta you gotta take a deep breath because What you're seeing is Shorter, um, shorter menus because in general that you know the kitchens are having trouble finding cooks and stuff like that, so you can't have as many items on the menu. Maybe it's longer wait times because there's not There's not as many servers or things like that and higher prices because stuff is going up so that the point and it's a good article. The point is, you've got to kind of be patient because these businesses are sort of struggling. I think the interesting larger story, though, is whether Is whether they're ever going to be able to come back to where they were, and I'm not just talking about it from the perspective of the businesses, the bars the restaurants have closed that aren't going to reopen, but it's the people in the profession. Who have left the industry who aren't aren't coming back because again, they've moved on to something else. Our number 85561616 20. That's the accurate mortgage talk and text line. I would be particularly interested in speaking to you. If you are a worker in the hospitality industry, a cook, a server, a host hostess, a bartender and what it's like now compared to what it was, like a year and a half ago and and whether or not these jobs are going to be able to be filled, because I mean, I think there's a huge demand to go out for restaurants. But I cannot tell you how many people that I know restaurants that I go to And I have relationships with the owners and things like that. And then they'll tell me we can't get enough people. We've had to cut back our hours. We can't be open. At noon anymore. We can only open it at five because we can't get people to staff. The afternoon thing we normally would be open, You know, Tuesday through Sunday, Well, now we can't find people to work Tuesday. So we're open Wednesday, Thursday Friday and maybe you know, half a day Sunday or things like that are number 85561616 20. That's the accident, mortgage talk and text line. The industry has lost a lot of workers. Are those workers going to come back? Are you going to come back? If you're one of those workers in the industry who has essentially been on the sidelines for the better part of the last year? 85561616 20 we discuss Stick around. Jeff Wagner is right around the corner. Liberty Mutual insurance Company.
"jeff wagner" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"Jeff Wagner on WTMJ. I guess there's really two issues. The first issue is the USA Today that's always been free, digitally now announcing that they're going behind the paywall, and that essentially is going to be 10 bucks a month. If you want his digital only I just don't see a lot of the USA today, readers paying $10 a month. What's more, if you want if you want to have a newspaper delivered, it's going to be about 360 bucks a year. I I really don't see. Like the I don't see people getting that delivered to their homes and stuff. I mean, maybe if they cut enough deals, you can get the USA today delivered to hotels or things like that. Maybe they can keep it going. But I you know where What is the future print newspapers and I I just don't see it. I think the more you put these pay walls in the more you're going to see a consolidation like I was saying earlier. I have a lot of subscriptions and you know, and they're not necessarily cheap, but there's something that I think I need to do while I'm working Well, once once once I stopped working I am. I'm most of them are certainly gone. Jeff. Do you think that hard copy newspapers forced reporters to be more precise on their reporting with all digital. The amount of fake news and quick reports could plague us more? Well, I I don't I think what's really going on is I think you did You have fewer experienced reporters, and you have fewer editors and less screening. That's I. I see a lot of different stories that are out there that I'm like, Man. You know, if there was an editor, um, like that would be looking at the story like you'd have Editors 20 years ago, but I don't mean to sound like that old guy saying back in the day. But there's stuff that you see that comes through there that would have never gotten past editing or somebody would have asked some of these various questions, and you don't see that now at at all, Jeff I can't believe newspapers are still around now. I've been hearing for years They will disappear. But they hang in there even in these small towns, But I'm with you. I can't see how This keeps going, Jeff. Now I think print newspapers are needed to carry the inserts for the stores. Free Chopper papers Don't always get that done A lot of times newspapers thin, but the store inserts make them look bigger. But I guess that see that raises the question about How? How much longer those those expensive printed newspaper inserts are going to be around. I mean, I look here. Here's the deal when I am not above using coupons. But why did I just do that? I went I needed to buy a case of copy paper the other day, And so what you do is I was going to the store that was going to I go on their website. And you know on their website, you know you just you just log in, they say Okay, these specials and boom, you know, there's there's the copy paper. I'm getting ready to buy and $13 less than the store. So when I go up to the counter, I've got the case of copy paper and it's you know, and they bring it up for 49. I said, Well, here, I've got this coupon. It's the digital coupon here. It's right here on my phone. They say, Oh, well, honor that night pay 32 or whatever it was I mean, I just I wonder. Maybe not today or tomorrow, But you know how many people really still pour through the Sunday paper? The Wednesday paper you know, looking for coupons to clip as opposed to just doing the stuff digitally and which is a Which is a question Jeff Newspapers who reads newspapers. We have Facebook and Twitter and Instagram. My kids aren't unfortunately even going to know what a newspaper is. Jeff, I think headline writers killed papers by making stories salacious and polarizing. I see. I Actually, I mean, I I disagree with that. I think you know there has been a liberal bias in the in print journalism, and I don't think it's impossible to deny that. But the problems with newspapers are much beyond that. It's it's beyond that. It's just the economics of it doesn't make any sense anymore. It costs a fortune to Physically produce an object and then deliver that object to people's homes. You know, every 24 hours. Plus, we live in a 24 7 society. People want to know what they want to know when they want to know it. All right? I've, uh if I'm out and about and I'm not near the radio. So let's let's say I'm somewhere and I know the brewers are playing, and I'm curious as to where with the Brewers Square is, All I do is I take out my phone and I say, Hey, you know I always hesitate to say that name because then when I said on the radio, this is what happens, People who have their phones open. You'll hear it and then and you get it. But you say, you know, hey, so and so give me the score of the Brewers game, And then it takes about 10 seconds. All the brewers are leading Cincinnati 5 to 1 in the bottom of the fourth inning. You get that information right away. And look, I'm an old dog, and I've learned that new trick I can only imagine. How it is with people who are 20 or 30 years younger than me. The You want the information, but you're not going to wait, um to once a day when the paper gets delivered now again. I enjoy sitting down at breakfast with the Wall Street Journal, and I'm sitting there and meeting and I'm drinking my coffee, and I'm kind of scanning through this thing, and I like it, but that's just something that I grew up with. Lots of people know, And I think you know these hard copies of the paper. I think maybe, you know, maybe the New York Times will survive. Maybe the Washington Post will survive The Wall Street Journal. Maybe some of these national publications, but but I think You know locally, it's just not going to make any economic sense. They're going to force more people to digital. And candidly, I I'm not sure I understand the economics. I'm not sure they can charge enough money that people are willing to pay. That are going to be allowed them to continue producing the content. It's a challenge to this industry, and it's been a challenge for the last 10 or 15 years. How they overcome it. I don't know. But the USA Today now saying, Hey, you've got to pay for our content. My guess is people don't my guess is people are gonna decide the USA today isn't The New York Times It's not The Wall Street Journal. It's not my local paper. I think they're going to take a huge hit when it comes to the digital circulation. But time could tell. Maybe I'm going to be wrong, but I don't think so. All right. Um, this is kind of exciting. Game two bucks versus Phoenixes Tonight You can hear it here on WTMJ. They are in Phoenix, but John McCain, you're with Wisconsin's afternoon news, and for the first hour, he's joined by my teammate Jean Miller. They are down in the Dear District, and John's going to be broadcasting his entire show from down in that area. When we come back, we're gonna find out what he has on his mind. How cool is that? This is Jeff Wagner Wtmj. A new event is coming this.
"jeff wagner" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"City. This is the Jeff Wagner Show. And now WTMJ aims. Jeff Wagner. So, Melissa, do you think people are just kind of killing time till eight o'clock tonight? Waiting for the box game? I would 100% agree with that. Yeah. I mean, when you know when you put it like that, Yeah, I think people are Um, you know they're working, but they're thinking in the back of their head about the game. Well, it is amazing. That's one of the effects that sports have, because you see this, mostly with the Packers, because you know Wisconsin, you know, just obsesses around the Green Bay Packers, and that's outstanding. But it's one of those deals where, Okay, The Packers are playing in the NFC championship game. And the game is going to be at three o'clock on a Sunday. Well, once you know, it's almost like for the entire week. I'm not saying that people are productive, but it's for the entire week. You get the impression that people are like looking at their calendars going, okay, when, when, When is it going to be kick off time? And and I think that the bucks are a lot like that, I think, especially around here. People are just okay, Let's get let's get the game to let's get the eight o'clock and see what happens. I think it's kind of like we won. Amazon has a couple of prime days and your people at work that are, you know, online trying to get the best deal. It's sort. It's sort of like that. But it isn't because we were I mean, we I was trying to arrange some some things. We, you know, we we do stuff with folks, which is really a reflection of The sociability of my wife, and it's great, and we're like looking for different dates. I remember was talking to somebody saying, Hey, are you available in this particular day? Because we're looking at getting together and not well, I don't know that that the bucks are going to be playing, that's going to be right. That's a possible playoff date. You know, maybe we should find another date and say, Okay, well, that's that's interesting, but I do think that that's that's what's so cool about it. I mean, I think it It doesn't matter what your politics are. Just everybody kind of comes together, You know? Yeah, not to cut you off here, but it was interesting. I was talking to Mike Spalding in the newsroom and he was saying, you know, even his wife, you know, that might not be interested in basketball all the time. She you know, she was like, I'm looking on my app on my on my phone watching it so even people that aren't Uh, you know, super sports er are into it because there is an energy and it's a great thing for the city. Well, I mean to Tuesday night, my wife is a A I would describe her as a casual sports man. She's a sports fan, because I'm a sports fan. We we go to Brewers game. She enjoys it. You know, we in the past, we would regularly go to market basketball games and she would enjoy the game and stuff and But it's not like she lives or dies with the team won or not, but I mean on Tuesday night, you know, we sat on the couch in the den, and we we We watched the game until it was kind of apparent that they weren't going to make the comeback. And then you know, I think, but it just depressed crude, bummed her out and said And said, Look, it's you know, it will be okay. They've got another game. That's right. We'll see how it goes. Where you can hear the game here on Wtmj, So stay tuned. Alright, let us switch gears. All right. She smoked dope was the penalty to great. Here's the story. If you haven't heard the the Olympics and you want to talk about a cluster bumble it's it's the Olympics. The Tokyo Olympics are scheduled to start, um At the end of this month. I believe off the top of my head. I think they're scheduled to start on the 23rd right. July July 23rd. They're scheduled to end on August 8th Now the there in Tokyo. The Olympics have been put off for a year because of the pandemic. That these are the 2020 Olympic Games. Sponsors have paid a fortune. All right, so you mean you want to talk about being snake bit? I mean last year, the Olympics were not cancelled. They were delayed. Because of the pandemic, so they're scheduled to happen A year later. Um and so what What's happened is because large chunks of the population in Japan are not vaccinated. And Japan does not have a handle on the spread of covid like we do in the United States, Um, one of the state. They've already made these rules. First of all no international travelers. So if you're an international traveler, if you if your kid was competing in the Olympics, and you want to go watch them, you're not allowed to do that, right, at least up until this week. The rule was that you know if you were If you lived in Japan, you could still go see the games Now they had limits. So like the venues, we're going to be like at 50% capacity and things like that. Well, um, they announced yesterday. That in Tokyo. The games are going to be held under a covid 19 state of emergency, which means that, um, organizers are not going to allow Spectators at many of at many of the games and many of the venues for many of the sports so they're going to be the Olympics after being delayed for a year are going to be held in front of like empty venues. And a lot of these sponsors that had invested big time money with being around the venues. Well, now they're looking at pulling out. I mean, for example, if you're if you're a big international company, and you were planning to have a giant I don't know, 10th and advertising display or whatever, right outside a particular venue. But now you're being told. Okay, no international travelers and no no locals. Okay, It's like all right, well, why? Why bother? We can have the big venue that's there. But if there's nobody who's going to come by, you know this is what we paid hundreds of millions of dollars for I I don't I don't think so. So, um it's it's a mess. So you've got all these problems, and on top of that you now have some issues with the U. S Olympic team. So here's the deal. The the fastest American woman fastest sprinter is a woman named Shock. Perry Richardson. She's 21 years old. I'm at the U. S. Olympic trials last month. She came in first in the 100 M Dash..
American Airlines Flight Disrupted by Teens Who Refused Masks
"You've planned for your vacation for the whole year. You've got your connecting flight in Charlotte. You've flown from Milwaukee to Charlotte. You're waiting to jump on your plane. You've got your hotel reservations. You got all the arrangements made. You're going to Nassau and okay, first of all the flights delayed because of mechanical problems, so that's beyond everybody's control. Then you get on the plane. You've got 30 punk high school kids who are refusing to wear their masks, creating a disturbance and ultimately that the flight has to get canceled. And the response of American Airlines is we're going to send you all about on the next day I to me, you say to those 30 punk kids. Look, there are consequences for your behavior, and one of those consequences is You ain't flying an American airlines to Nassau. Go explain to Mom and Dad. Why'd the vacation that you paid for his canceled or find some other airline to take your sorry butts down there?
Illinois Man Dies After Madison Fundraising Swim in Lake Monona
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In-Person Pride Month Events Return to Wisconsin
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Uber Offers $250 Million in Bonuses and Perks
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Uber Offers $250 Million in Bonuses and Perks
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Biden announces efforts to curb gun violence 'epidemic'
"In this country is an epidemic. We say the guy Gun violence in this country is an epidemic and it's an international embarrassment. President Biden is out with his first executive actions on guns. She's targets so called ghost guns assembled at home by those with the right nohow and equipment. You know, I want to see these kids. Treated his firearms. Mr Biden says they should come with serial numbers and purchaser should have to undergo background checks. He also wants tighter regulations on stabilizer braces used to make semiautomatic pistols more accurate. Everything that's being proposed today is totally consistent with the Second Amendment Being array, which disagrees. Val is to fight the moves.
Covid deaths below average for first time since summer
"And more than three months into the vaccination drive. The numbers are encouraging in the U. S. 70% of Americans 65 older have received at least one dose of the vaccine and covert 19 deaths have dipped below 1000 Day, on average for the first time since November. Public health experts, though, say it's too early to declare victory considering growing issues in places like Brazil and in
Congress prepares for final vote on COVID relief
"Toe lay house lawmakers are finally ready to take up President Biden's $1.9 Trillion covert relief plan for final approval. Paperwork DeLay in the Senate, through the timeline of a final approval for the covert relief package left that up in the air. But now Democrats say the House vote will happen first thing Wednesday morning.
Bucs tell Godwin he'll get franchise tag
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Ex-U.S. Olympics gymnastics coach charged with sexual assault
"A former U. S. Olympic gymnastics coach with ties to disgrace sport soccer. Later, Nassar's being charged in Michigan with two dozen crimes John get it was head coach of the 2012 gold medal winning women's gymnastic team. The charges Issued today include sexual assault, human trafficking and running a criminal enterprise. He has not addressed Those accusations publicly.
Spurs have 4 players test positive; 3 games PPD
"Spurs next three games after four players on the team test positive for covert 19. The Charlotte Hornets, who played the Spurs on Sunday, will have their next two games. Postpone And the Milwaukee Brewers acquired
Does CBS have a responsibility to set a progressive tone with Super Bowl 55 coverage?
"So the game is going to be on CBS and, of course, will be the coverage of the game. They'll be all the pre games, etcetera, right? There's a piece in an opinion piece in USA Today that caught my attention. It's by Jared Bell is one of the columnist headline says CBS has a responsibility. Who set a progressive tone with its Super Bowl 55 coverage, and it goes on to first of all Rip Fox last year for They're Super Bowl coverage. Where apparently they Colin capper, he says, Well, Colin Kaepernick's name was never even mentioned. You know, even though it was his former team that played so the columnist is saying it was just terrible. They didn't even mention Colin Kaepernick, and they didn't talk about the various social justice movements that had had Royal The NFL last year. And so the columnist goes on to say, Look, this is this year, you need to have a more progressive tone. Um, the game's context includes the presence of four black coordinators. That would be offensive or defensive more than ever in a Super Bowl against the backdrop of the NFL, Sorry track record for heart hiring minorities, his head coaches and it says, Okay, what we should do is we should emphasize this. You know what we should be doing is we should be talking about again. The Colin Kaepernick issue we should be talking about how this Super Bowl is being conducted. Against the backdrop of the pandemic. And of course, she had all the social justice issues and things like this. This is CBS his opportunity to strike a progressive Tone and to use the Super Bowl and all the people that are going to be watching this, maybe people that otherwise wouldn't watch a football game. This is our chance for CBS is chance to again use this progressive tone to talk about it, perhaps influence issues of the day.
"jeff wagner" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"There's nothing I could do to convince you after How many people have died, So I'm not gonna go down that path. But my question is Who benefits seriously, who benefits By the mass mandate being struck down Who's helped by it. I think that that is how I phrased it. Who is helped by it. 85561616 20 bobs and Greenfield Hello, Bob. Oh, um, I think the people that benefit from about the people that, um have kind of like does the virus isn't as serious as it is, and I don't believe they can catch the virus or the virus won't affect them and they don't wear masks and people that don't wear masks or You have businesses that are kind of relax on the enforcement or blacks on spacing. They just let people not wear masks in there, say the restaurant or Their bar when they walk in the lock around. And probably people that have breathing disorders. I suppose that maybe our self conscious or people exercising outside, you know, might be self conscious about not wearing one because they're a mandate. But I look at it like, um You were saying? I look at it like, you know, it's like when there's snow on the ground, and people don't want to be cautious when driving. You know, you could probably get away with it a bunch of times, but then you be driving. You'll see that person that's in the ditch. No, that's kind of like those viruses. You know, it doesn't affect everybody, but certain amount of people are going to be affected, so it's better to take every precaution we can now. Thanks, Mom. I appreciate the call The The only thing I would say is, I don't know that analogy holds up fully because if I go into the ditch because I'm drunk driving fast You won't also go into the ditch them. I mean, I could have the virus be asymptomatic. Pass it on to Kyle, and he gets it and gets sick. Or pass it on to a loved one of hiss. Bye. Drive fast during a snowstorm and go in the ditch. That doesn't mean that Kyle is also going to end up in the ditch. Right, but point taken Johnny's in Monticello. Hey, Johnny. Hey, Good afternoon, Scott. Let me play Devil's advocate for a moment, You know, old Nick is has had his hands into everything since the beginning of time, But I think the strict constitutionalists and perhaps, um, those worried about the erosion of our individual rights, and by the way, I don't I don't necessarily believe this when it comes to Mass mandate, but they have been pounding this into a heads for over a year now. And even before that. There are a lot of people concerned with individual liberties and freedoms, and they view the mask mandate is an intrusion on those liberties. They vehemently believe that Right. They were the ones that come out. They went Yeah. Yeah, we'll lose. Yes, I guess the term I used was helped who is helped by this in relation to getting us through this pandemic. And so you're right. What's that? Old Nick, who's old Nick? I don't follow Who's old neck? The devil The devil. I'm not the devil. I'm not a religious fanatic, but the devil. Okay. Thanks, Johnny. I've never heard of that. I've never heard that before. It's unaware that Old Nick is a reference to Satan did not Did not know that no, I if you did winners and losers we had the winners are the are constitutionalists who feel this is an overreach, etcetera, etcetera. I said that at the top but helped Who's helped by this. I don't think anybody's help by this stick around. Jeff Wagner is right around the corner..
Apple urges security upgrade to iPhones, iPads
"At WTMJ calm and Apple is urging iPhone and iPad users to update their devices to fix security flaws that might have been actively exploited by hackers. Apple, making the software upgrades available starting Tuesday, adding a rare note suggesting that it
"jeff wagner" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"Now in for Jeff Wagner, Wtmj Scott Waris. Apparently, apparently, the lesson still has to be taught two men across America. Men across the globe, but specifically American men. You take a picture of your junk and you send it. Via text via email. There's a really good chance you're going to get in trouble for it. And yet it happens. I mean, if you you may have heard of their in sports, the New York Mets general manager Sent a photo of his junk. To a female reporter. Almost five years ago. ESPN did a big investigation had the big story yesterday and he is now fired as the Mets general manager. He was just hired like a few months ago, too. Don't Don't. Just saying Guys if you're out there And you're doing this stuff. Knock it off to stop. They give you a dozen reasons why to stop. But how many lessons do you need? You don't Even if it's to somebody, you think? Look, it's how often do you see a celebrity? Get in trouble with a video or something. You just You don't need any of that stuff. You're going to get yourself in trouble. It could come back and could come back and bite you. You could lose a job over it. It's just something that you've got to realize is not worth it. And it apparently Uh, I don't know his name I learned from this. Did anybody learn when Brett Farve did it? Farve. Be penalized for it if you have a fine or something. It fired, do it. Let's see. Well, obviously Anthony Weiner, he Suffer the consequences, right? We know that. The GM of the Mets. He wasn't the GM of the Mets back then, obviously, but Mm hmm. Other people. You know, Jeff and Fox Point makes a good a good comment. You're in the text line. Generally, Jeff says that's true. But Farb seems too, for the most part, been forgiven rather quickly for hiss. You know, you're kind of right about that, Jeff. It seems as if when Farve did it. Now it's become just like a joke. Oh, you remember when far of this whenever they took a picture sent it to a female. How is that any funnier air quotes here because it's not funnier than this guy who did it to a female reporter, the female reporter. Who was foreign. We don't know the name or what country and she didn't know how to handle it because there was something lost in translation. Although let me tell you something, You may not be able to speak the languages fluently is the person who sent you the picture, But you send a picture like that. That kind of surpasses all language barriers. I'm just saying, but Billy guys Don't just don't don't do it. It's it's wrong on so many levels. Mean again, even if you're doing it to your wife. Somebody that you are wedded to for the rest of your life. You send anything electronically. And It can be found. Okay. We don't have to talk about photos of junk. But But is that not one of the side effects of the Internet, You post something? You post something on Twitter on Facebook on Instagram something not nearly as explicit. But you post something and you You better expect. Or at least recognize that It could be used against you at some point, even if it's something as You know? Innocent as a job interview. And I would imagine, and I haven't done any hiring pretty much my entire professional life. But I imagine one of the first things Boss, does you Google somebody right? You Google an applicant. You check them out on Twitter. What is their social media platform, and it lives on forever. It lives on forever, including five years later. In your text, a picture of your junk. Yet. You know, we're gonna have another story like this. Hmm? I don't know how long how long before we have another story like this? That makes national news? Probably a few months. Probably not a year. Some people make the mistake. And we'll have the conversation all over again. Okay? Between now and three o'clock we are going to do Some Looking back, We're gonna reflect on the Trump presidency. Fingers crossed here to reflect on the trump presidency. And we are going to look ahead to the Biden presidency because tomorrow at this very moment, we will have a new president of the United States. Tomorrow morning. There's going to be the send off at Andrews Air Force Base for the president. I don't know if you followed any of that. Apparently, they're looking for bodies. So if you're gonna be the Washington area tomorrow, and you're looking for something to do pre inauguration, maybe you want to go to the Trump send off that air Force Andrews Air Force Base. I've read a story that Anthony Scaramucci, he got an invite, and he said, if I got an invite, they're clearly just blanketing everybody who's emails in the system and inviting them and a lot of people apparently reportedly A lot of people are declining the trump farewell ceremony because They've got a report to the airport at six in the morning in order to get through security and get in position and so on and so forth, so Tomorrow. At this time, it will be President Joseph R. Biden will have coverage throughout the morning. We will have live coverage of the inauguration. The oath of office for him And for Vice President Kamila Harris will have the speech will have some reaction and we'll be all over it tomorrow as you Can expect as we have been for many, many years, so we're gonna look ahead but we're also going to look back..
"jeff wagner" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"1955. Welcome back to Jeff Wagner on WTMJ. Way have literally hundreds of texts about about this here, and we're going to talk about a different aspect of this coming up here for the top of the hour, namely my assertion that some of you don't agree with that President Trump is finished, regardless of whether they're center where together regardless with his impeachment, that might my belief is he's finished as a viable political force, which isn't to say that he's going to go quietly into the good night. Some people. They're challenging that OK, there's a couple text, Jeff. I absolutely cannot stand Trump. But I'm with you on this. It's like that horrible neighbor. You just glad that he's leaving the neighborhood, Jeff, I think he should be responsible for the damage that the rioters did to the capital. How about him? Give the people who died or officers injured a settlement of some sort of money? Jeff, if Trump were to be impeached, Does that mean he wouldn't be able to run for re election in four years? And that is right for people who haven't been following this. That is one of the side things that they could do in a second vote regarding impeachment and the president That's never happened with the president. I don't believe, but the president is federal judges who are appointed for life. Um, who are then impeach many times because they've committed a crime had been convicted of the crime as as as part of the impeachment process. There's a second vote that the Senate takes, which says they can't hold office again and strips them of things like their pension and things of the like. So you could you could do that. Um down the road. I guess the question becomes talking about holding President Trump accountable If some people are saying it's his pension. I mean, it's not like he's been drawing. His salary has been doing any sour. I think all along, Jeff, you're all right. And here's This text is indicative of a percentage of the text on getting and it reinforces sort of the point that I've been trying to make about how we got to figure out ways I appreciate holding people accountable, but you also have to figure out ways to bring the country together. Jeff, your callers are delusional. Trump didn't do anything wrong. Um Also, I think they should impeach him. Just so the 1st 100 days of Biden are tied up with a Senate trial of Trump, which means that Joe Biden isn't going to get anything. Done. Okay, so that that's the other reality That's out there. You know, again in the real world, Jeff, you keep mentioning. Sensor has the Republicans in the Senate center agreed to the center action. Let Ron Johnson say that he will censure the president. I They have not taken since. There's not a censure resolution yet, but I'm willing to bet that if they put a censure resolution in both the House and the Senate You would have You would have 70 to 75% of both houses of Congress that would sign off on the center. At least that's my sense could be wrong, Jeff, I think Trump is going to pardon himself before impeachment proceedings occur. Okay, Well, um again, you can't pardon yourself. From the impeachment. You can pardon yourself and your family members for crimes and I will say, I will say this if if President Trump Were to start issuing blanket pardons for the people that were engaged in the criminal activity at the Capitol. I do think that's that's a different kind of conversation. And you know, if that happens, we'll be sure to tune in because that's a different sort of story. I think personally, and I said this last week. I think the best thing for the country would be for President Trump to resign and I stand. Some people are listening to say I'm never gonna listen to you again. Trump didn't do anything wrong. Well, regardless of whether or not you believe he committed a crime. Like I said, I think that's going to be Tough prosecution, regardless of whether or not you think he should be impeached. I think he's lost the moral authority to govern, and I think it would be in the best interests of everybody. The country The Republican Party, and probably President Trump himself for him to go quietly into the good night. That's not gonna happen. I understand it is a practical matter. It's not and I am a little bit concerned that in the last nine days he's going to start you know again, maybe considering things like blanket pardons, which would be absolutely appalling. I've been appalled at the number of people that he's pardoned already. And if he were to do something like that, I think that would certainly invite Criminal prosecution. Um, but that's tough as well. Bottom line is It's a mess, All right. I want to move on because There's another aspect of this that we've been kind of tiptoeing around my premises. Donald Trump as a political force is over. Sensor, not impeachment or not. Resignation or not, he's done now. A number of people are saying No, They don't think that that's the case. We're gonna discuss that in just a moment. Don't go anywhere. Jeff.
"jeff wagner" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"Jeff Wagner on WTMJ. 85561616 20. Let's start with Mike in Illinois. Mike. Good afternoon. Hi, Jeff. No. Well, thank you. What do you think? Well, I agree with half of what you said. I do believe that Trumpism is over. Um, I know I spoke with the earlier in the week and you know he lost me Well, when Bill Bar certainly came out and said there was no evidence and then certainly what happened over the last weekend? That's what I question was asked if I would vote for him again, like the changes, I could not vote for him now, But I do feel trumpism is over. But I do not feel that he owns what happened. This is the reason finally, I believe that, um He wanted to 1016. He tapped into an undercurrent of anger that has been in this country for some time now and when he had that protest yesterday, He did not tell those people to do what they did. Those people weren't don't and I don't think that he necessarily 1000 it yet he wants he wanted to overturn the election. There's no doubt about that. But I don't think he espouses that violence. Okay, but the idea he would you agree with me that that he never told them to stand down until late in the afternoon? And even then, he said, I love I love you guys. I love what you're doing. And even in the context of saying, Well, I think you need to stand down. Which came several hours into all this. It was still cloaked in the we were ripped off. We were stolen. I mean, e guess. What is a leader? Mike, when? When you see this happening? If these were supporters, Shouldn't you be out front right away, saying Stop, knock this off! Get out of the capital. Was obviously listening to your show yesterday. So Yeah, I was following the news as you guys were reporting it and yes, he was late in coming out. You know, I'm not sure of his exact voters. But I still believe that you know, there is an undercurrent and I know you don't want to get off subject a little bit, but the one thing I'm sure you're gonna fight. Talk about it later, but The protest that happened over the summer are being reported differently much differently than these were. There was condemnation on both sides of the aisle for this when it had the protest in the summer. There was no condemnation from the Democrats, even during the whole convention. Do not hear one thing. And if they black woman, unarmed black women had been shot during the black lives matter. Protests or the other protest that happened, There would have been an upward I listen to another station before I look at you. You're station I listen to, uh be Oh, station. And Early reporting that a unarmed white woman was shot by police. How do you think that would have been handled? It was an unarmed black woman. Well, Mike e think they're still in some point time. Maybe a nup roar about that shooting, and the search at the circumstances that are going to become are going to be investigated as to whether or not I mean, I've seen the videotape of her being shot. And the question's gonna be. Was it necessary to do that and all and I do think I do think that the universal condemnation which was appropriate as to what happened yesterday. I do think that there are some people who were late to the game in condemning when some of the social justice protests turned to violence into the rioting against separating the protests. From the riots. And so but that to me, I guess doesnt justify in any way shape or form What it was that ended up happening yesterday. 85561616 20 back with more in just a moment. Stay tuned. Jeff Wagner returns after.
"jeff wagner" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"Jeff Wagner on Wtmj. Whether always a big story in the snow that came last night in the freezing rain. It came this morning made the morning commute in the evening commute last night a little bit difficult. Things are calming down now until Friday, when we're supposed to gets more snow here. But I was asking a couple questions one If you were very excited, and you love the fact that it finally snowed and two we were getting into snow blower etiquette. Is it is it what time is too early from the 26 to answering the first question? Don't like this know it all started working. 2 A.m. put 400 miles on today on my way home right now, and I get to snow blow the driveway, sidewalks and everything else. It is not fun anymore. Yeah, I'm with you. I'm done with it. And I know then You would say, Well, you need to move. Perhaps we have an interesting story about that coming up a little bit. Taylor in River Hills, says snow blower etiquette and lawn mowing. Etiquette are two different things. I will agree with that. Um, let's see the screen jump. There we go. You have to get out of the driveway and go to work or run errands. There's no need to cut the grass it six or 7 a.m. exactly Right. And I don't know about you, but I'm one of these guys. I don't want to drive on the driveway or walk on the sidewalk until it shoveled. Because I don't want the footprints to be their crushed in the ice. I don't want the tire tracks the trenches to be in there. I want to get everything cleaned off before. Um From the 262. I started my snow blower five o'clock this morning. Another one. My neighbor loves to get up at 5. 30 uses lethal read that were already here. Let's see. Here we go, guys, if you had to be a working seven, I was up this morning at 4 15 blowing snow and they can yell all they want to Unless they want to shovel it for me while I'm at work. That makes sense. Yeah, listen the snow I'm gonna give it to you. If you can't get out of your driveway. You've got a shovel. You've got any fear or snow blow, and I I don't mind the sound. Other shovel hitting the sidewalk shoveling snow. I I like that another one from the 414. We have to get out. Go to work and get out of the driveway. So we were out at 4 A.m.. Unfortunately, my 68 year old husband needs to get to work early and would have to do it at 5.
"jeff wagner" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"Jeff Wagner on WTMJ. I think I'm kind of. I'm just gonna pretend I'm Jeff. I'm gonna stop saying who I really am A We'll just go with that. I'm Jeff. See if people knows I'm sure people will notice immediately. They've got they've already stormed the phone line, saying that this is not Jeff it all. No. It's Brian Noonan in for Jeff Thea. The rest of the week. We'll not Friday, but tomorrow and Thursday, let's not get into this. All right? Who Is deserving of our admiration this year. Who would you say now The new Gallup poll is out. They break it down to men and women, But we can put it Men Women group. Who do you think are the most admired people this year? S O Gallup does this every year They put out a poll. They take a small pole and it is a another 1018. People responded to this. So we know that is actually very small. So that's why we come here to get a bigger sample size, but President Donald Trump and former first lady Michelle Obama are the most admired man and women woman of 2020, according to the new Gallup poll that came out to day. Um it's the first time President Trump has topped the list alone. Ending a 12 year run by his predecessor, Barack Obama, with whom he tied for most admired in 2019. So Barack Obama not the most admired anymore, But the president is for Michelle Obama. It's her third straight year or three peat. Michelle Obama. I wonder if she gets a ring or a jacket. When you have a three peat now for the president. The title reflects his part in his enduring popularity, they say among Republicans, Gallop noted that few Republicans named anyone else besides the president. Uh, to their list. He holds a 39% overall approval rating. Democrats split their vote between people. Barack Obama, who had again Had a 12 year run as most admired came in second among men with 15% president elect You'll Biden came in third with 6%. Dr. Anthony Fauci was fourth. And then Pope Francis, Bernie Sanders and Bill Gates were also among the most admired men on the list. So I want to hear hear yours, too. So along the party lines, 48% of Republicans chose the president while Barack Obama was the top choice among Democrats 32% hey got and then buying received 13% among Democrats. And independent split between Trump and Obama. Now let's turn to the ladies, Shall we? Most admired woman, Michelle Obama received 10% of the votes. Kamila Harris followed with 6%. And then first lady Melania Trump came in third with 4%. She came in second to Michelle Obama in 2019 has been among the top 10, most admired for the last four years has never placed first. Hillary Clinton. Alexandria, Casio, Cortez, Justice Amy Cockney Barrett, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Queen Elizabeth. The second were also among the most admired women s. So let's see who you want from the 414. First responders. They actually stepped up and our leaders sold us out. I would agree with that. Johnny is in Monticello. How? Johnny Hello, Brian. Hey, listen, um hands down. It's the nurses and doctors and care givers and frontline workers that have had been on the front lines and bore the brunt of this contagion. I think they're the people that we really need to admire out with the politicians. You know the politicians were going to do what they do, but it's it's the real Americans. Um oftentimes. You know the underpaid workers and those that are putting in 12 hours a day as my sister is, um, six days a week, So it's it's half up to the front line workers whether they're in the hospital's Aaron, the grocery stores, or, um, You know our teachers in our schools? How about that? Right, Johnny? I agree with that. 100% you throw the truck drivers in there to anybody who's had anybody who didn't look right? And absolutely anybody who didn't have the luxury of working from home or staying who had to go out. And put themselves at risk. And, of course you want with the health care workers first, and that's 100%. You see these You see the videos and the we're actually going to talk about that after the news, one nurse, But the doctors and the nurses who were in there and having to deal with Things that are far beyond what they signed up to do and having to watch this unfold and at the beginning With no supplies with no preparation. So you've got to give it to others in America, too. Let's let's add in America. I mean, I think my sister, you know, she gets like to, you know, two and 95 masks a year because they just there's no supply. You know, I have one But how long does it last? But so, yeah, we were very underprepared. And they were thrown, You know, talk about the general set and the lines on the map moved from side to side. You know, as Roger Waters wrote, Right and Johnny, have a great day. Thank you for the call. We'll take a quick break. We'll do some more of these. We've got text coming in your calls. 85561616 20. You heard the Gallup most admired people. Who do you put on the list? For the most admired in a man woman group. Who's your most admired of 2020? We'll talk about this a little more. On the other side. It's wtmj..
A Look at What’s in the Stimulus Package Trump Signed
"In Congress, the debate over how much and win a new covert 19 stimulus package could come too. Fruition is happening on the floor of the Senate. Everybody's in a bad position, and we're also in a moment we're about to overcome this virus vaccine out there, so this is the time we have to do this. No President Trump repeatedly asked for $2000 direct payment checks. So how much would that end up? Costing this number will be very hard for fiscal conservatives in the Senate to swallow if Congress is to swap out the $600 stimulus checks for $2000. It would cost roughly 464 billion, which is nearly half of the entire cove in 19 relief bill this, according to an estimate by the Joint Committee on Taxation Currently, the $600 checks cost about 160 billion in the cove in 19 Relief bill. Senate Republicans have for months stressed over increased government spending and are likely to oppose adding more to the national debt. Catherine Folders, ABC NEWS, Washington
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"Jeff Wagner on WTMJ. If you look back over the last couple of years of the Trump administration, and let's let's forget about the impeachment, Let's forget about Russia, Russia, Russia. Let's forget about The tweets and things like that. I think you can look at a couple failures. One was thief failure to make significant changes to the affordable care act. Part of the reason in my opinion that failed is you had no leadership at all from the president. It wasn't like, for example, Act him and you could agree with that 10. You can disagree with that 10 but act 10 with something that was conceived by then Governor Scott Walker. And it was driven then by Governor Scott Walker. You know that the Legislature ended up falling in line on a partisan and a political party vote. But it was it was driven by the vision of the governor. When it came to health care reform. You got no vision from President Trump. He said. What we need that we need to have changes, but it wasn't like he came out. This is my 15 point policy plan. This is what I want to see in the law. He kind of stood on the outside of the process watched the legislation be made. And then at the end kind of complained when you know a couple people didn't vote for it, But it wasn't like there was leadership on this particular issue. The same thing is kind of playing out with this stimulus. Proposal that's going on. For the last several months. There has been an ongoing battle in Washington, D C about whether we want whether we should have A second stimulus or not. The Democrats want $3 trillion the Republicans were saying, Okay around 900 billion that that's a smudge as we will go for a second round of stimulus. There has been a deal that has been cut and it look, it's I don't know if I was a representative, whether I would vote for it or not. There's some really good things in it. There's some things in it, and then there's some really bad things in it. And you know, overall again. I don't know whether I would vote for this or not. But President Trump has essentially been on the sidelines while all this has been going on. So Finally, the Republicans and the Democrats hammered together this deal that passes by veto proof majorities in the House and the Senate. Nobody's really happy with it. The Democrats want a lot more money spent. The Republicans want less money spent, but they kind of Sepp settled on this like $900 billion thing. Which will result in continued unemployment benefits for long term unemployed, untraditional $300. It was $600 the first time around, and it will result in Americans who make below a certain income level, getting a $600 check instead of a $1200 check that was sent out the first time. If you have dependent Children first time around. I think you've got 300 this time around. It boosts it up to $500 so For a qualifying family of four with two dependent Children and mom and dad 606 105 105 100, So that would be 2200. I gotta double check it might that the childcare thing might even be 600. Now that I'm saying it, But But regardless, it's not the 1200 bucks for adults. It's $600. Okay, so Congress reaches this agreement and then President Trump playing his role of wreck it, Ralph Comes out yesterday and starts denouncing this deal that he had almost nothing to do with crafting other than the fact that his secretary of the Treasury did see sit in some of these meetings and President Trump is talking about. Hey, he's thinking about vetoing this. He thinks it doesn't give enough money in the form of stimulus. He thinks people should get $2000. Instead of 600 bucks, and he thinks that there's all sorts of other pork in this that that might need to come out. And this is the first that I think lots of politicians or hearing about the president's objections, including the fact that while he wasn't a leader driving this, his Treasury secretary was kind of in the room while this whole thing was being discussed. So now President Trump is threatening to veto this. The Democrats have jumped on this. Nancy Pelosi is saying, Oh, he's He's exactly right at least about part of this where we want to come back in session and on Christmas Eve. Let's have a vote. Let's up the stimulus payments from $600 to $2000 apiece. And right now the whole thing is in just a complete and total uproar. Now, my guess is at the end of the day. The president's going to sign off on this, but but by doing what he's doing, what he's done is thrown this huge element of again disordered the wreck it Ralph type of thing into something that took months to negotiate. And I'm not just saying he's necessarily wrong. When it comes to identifying pork in this, there probably is, But if that was the case, and you were going to be threatening a veto, shouldn't you've been talking about that all along instead of when Americans are are waiting for their stimulus relief, and, you know, theoretically, they thought checks would be going out by next Monday. With this latest tirade by the president. I'm now that whole thing is put into death. I don't think there's any way in the world. That Republicans in the Senate are going to go back and increase the stimulus payment to $2000. I just don't think that's gonna happen. But Democrats will with an eye on those Georgia elections. Definitely in the House of Representatives try to hold hearings. Try toe up. It's a president Trump thinks it should be $2000. Why won't those evil Republicans go along with it? And again this wreck it. Ralph strategy has just thrown a monkey wrench into things and created all sorts of turmoil where turmoil did not need to exist. All right. I want to talk about one aspect of this The stimulus plan, though. And that is the fact $600 too. Many, many Americans the limit. Let me see here. It's 600 bucks. If you make $75,000 or less single person $75,000 or less. You get 600 bucks. Um, if your joint income Exceeds 150,000. They start phasing it out. But up to $150,000. You would get in this case. 2 $600 payments. Plus as it turns out, 600 bucks for each of your dependent Children, so anybody $150,000 or less is going to get 1200 bucks. President Trump wants to up that to $2000 apiece, meaning $4000. 85561616 20 that is the AC unit mortgage talk and text line. My problem with this all along. Has been the limits on these stimulus payments are way way way too high. There are some people who have been very, very severely affected by the pandemic and covert 19. There are other people who have continued to work through this who've gotten their paychecks. In some cases, Maybe the paychecks have been slightly reduced. But for other people, lots of other people, millions of other people, it has been business as usual, and in some cases, people have thrived because they're in industries. That have been particularly suited to the pandemic. My beef all along, is simply saying to a married couple that has just a gross income of $150,000 or less here. Here's money here here. Here's a gift. Without tying it in in any way, shape or form to impact from the pandemic is fundamentally wrong. And the idea that you're going to give even more money. You know if if you thought 1200 Bucks was too much in the spring, the idea that we're now going to raise that to $2000 and send checks out to people, including people who might have a couple million dollars sitting in retirement accounts. Might have a net worth of several million dollars, but simply because they're adjusted gross income for 2019 was below $150,000. We're going to at the taxpayer expense. Give these people thousands of dollars, I think is crazy. The disappointment of this is we've had months to work on it, and we haven't figured out a way to target stimulus payments. Two people who have been impacted by covert 19 and who need the money. 85561616 20, that's accurate mortgage talk and text line..
"jeff wagner" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"Is Jeff Wagner would final thought of the candy cane lane protest the texture, says Jeff Jeff, This was definitely not the place to protest. Why most disturbed about though, is that none of the local news stations carried the story. Thank you for bringing up. If I had small Children, the car I would think that they would have been frightened and would ruin was meant to be a family event. Why does the local media not cover certain news stories, and my response is in my opinion covering this protest, for example, in a negative fashion is very, very politically incorrect, and local TV stations are especially Reluctant for whatever reasons to do anything that may be perceived as politically incorrect that I can give you countless examples of that. It's always been the case, but it's gotten a lot worse in the last year or so. And and again. You just have to understand that. Okay? It appears that Congress is going to pass a stimulus bill. A second stimulus bill. We're gonna talk about some of the details in a little bit. Instead of a $1200 check for every American who makes him blow a certain amount. It's going to be a $600 check will discuss that it's going to extend unemployment benefits instead of $600 extra week. It's going to be $300 extra week for a limited time, and there's various other financial things that are built in Tucked in the bill. Tucked in the bill in a provision that has little to do with the ongoing pandemic. Arguably you can say maybe this maybe it's kind of related, but it's not really but surprise medical bills. Surprise medical bills are now going to be outlawed as a result of this stimulus bill. What is a surprise medical bill? Surprise medical bills as a general rule are our bills that you receive you go to let's say you have health insurance. You go to an in network provider. All right. I've got I've got I've got my insurance through. I've ascension. We just pick one out of the clear blue. Ascension is is a new in network provider. And, of course, I think everybody understands you don't for most health insurance. There's there's in network providers, and there's out of network providers. The in network providers are generally healthcare providers that have cut deals with your insurance company. So that and your employer, so if you use those facilities, you get a discount that that's the way it typically works. Similarly on out of network provider you can go to that network provider. But the deductibles are going to be different. The costs that you're going to have the co pays might be different, etcetera. So if you want to save money You want to go to an in network provider? Okay. The problem is something like this. Let's say you're going to get a colon Oscar P at Ascension And your You know, your regular doctor is is through the ascension system and I'm just picking ascension of the clear blue. This happens with all the providers So your your provider your doctor is through Ascension. He says. Okay, well, I'm going to send you to I want you to go to this Ascension hospital. All right, so you get there. What happens is the doctor who's going to be performing the cold colonoscopy He's in network to or she's a network to, but the anesthesiologist isn't So all of a sudden you go through the procedure. You think you have a rough idea of what it's going to cost and what's going to be covered by insurance. You go through the procedure and all of a sudden you get this bill out of the clear blue A month later from the anesthesiologist who, as it turns out, isn't in network now. You didn't know who the anesthesiologist was gonna be you if you met the anesthesiologist, it was like 15 minutes before your procedure. You didn't investigate this, but reasonable people. Wouldn't you say my doctor's ascension went to an ascension hospital colon housekeeper was reformed by a A, you know, an ascension surgeon. I didn't even think to check that the anesthesiologist would be out of network and now I've got a bill for $5000. It happens a lot of times and insurance in an emergency room situations. You go to the emergency. You go to the emergency room at freighter and again. I'm just picking these examples. I'm not trying to single out hospitals. You go to the freighter Emergency room. And you know, you think Hey, Okay, I My regular doctor is a freighter. Doctor. Um, Freighter is covered. It's in network in my hospital in my insurance thing. You go thinking that I think I'm having a heart attack or whatever you go to the freighter emergency room. All right, you get in there, you get treated by a doctor who is not Part of the in network. No, You're not. You know, when we're sitting in the emergency room waiting to be seen, you're not screening the doctor. If you want the next available doctor to come and make sure you don't die, right? And then a couple weeks later, you get this bill for thousands and thousands of dollars because it turns out that the doctor that you saw was out of network Well, okay. This this bill is part of the stimulus bill. Um they have they have outlawed this practice. Instead of charging patients the out of network costs. Health providers are now required to work with the insurers to settle on a fair price. It applies to doctors. Hospitals, um, and air ambulances, although not ground ambulances. Now the changes don't taken effect into 2022. So there's still the possibility for these surprise bills in 2021, But you know what they're finding is that millions of us Received these types of surprise bills each year with his many as one in five emergency room visits, resulting in such a charge. Okay, our number 85561616 20. That's the AC unit, mortgage talk and text line. I think I think this is long overdue. Know whether it belongs in stimulus Bill or not, That's a whole different story. But as far as ah, practice that I think is incredibly anti consumer, unfair and border life forget borderline almost flat out deceptive. I think this this litigate this legislation is long overdue. And my guess is, you know, maybe you have been caught up in this. You think you're doing everything right? Yeah. I gotta get the colon. Oscar Bie Fine. My freighter doctor said get the colonoscopy. We've scheduled it through freighter. I'm going to the freighter facility. It's going to be performed by a freighter dock. I get there. How do I know whether the anesthesiologist is part of the network or not? I haven't met him till that day or her told that day and suddenly I find procedure that I thought was going to cost me $2000 or whatever. Now I find it's going to cost me $4000 or $5000, because one of the moving pieces in my procedure Happened to be out of network. Yeah, they shouldn't be able to do that. 85561616 20. That's the AC unit mortgage talk and text line. You shouldn't get these sort of surprise bills. If you're making the decision to go to an out of network facility, that's fine. You take on those financial burdens and there might be all sorts of reasons why you do it. But if reasonable people would believe that this procedure should be in network the fact that somebody you have no contact with until 10 minutes before the procedure turns out to be out of network. You shouldn't have to pay for that. 85561616 20 Have you had this happen to you? And is this legislation? Good? My answer is it's really good. We discussed in a moment. Don't go anywhere. Jeff Wagner is back right after this guy's.
COVID-19 vaccine distribution process continues in Wisconsin
"Health Secretary Andrea Poem as of this morning, says nearly 200 Healthcare workers have received the first of a two part. Fizer VACCINE TMJ fours. Adriana Mendez has more on where vaccinations will begin. Next. Officials with cratered in the Medical College of Wisconsin say they received word from the state that they will be receiving. Their vaccine today, and as soon as they receive that shipment, they will be ready to vaccinate their employees within 24 hours now over at Ascension Hospital. They also plan on vaccinating their employees. Today they plan to vaccinate frontline caregivers that particularly work in the emergency room, covert 19 and intensive care units. Wisconsin reporting 2400 new covert 19 cases as ever win Wednesday 74 new deaths An FDA advisory panel
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"Jeff Wagner on WTMJ. All right. That's interesting. Christmas related bumper music. Um All right. All right here here is here's the deal. To say that crime in Milwaukee is out of control is like saying that water is wet. You know, we we've we've gone through this. It's the number of homicides. It will probably be a record level of homicides. The most Ever and that's that is saying something. You have shootings that are through the roof. You have violent crimes that are through the roof you have and the other sort of crimes that are through the roof. It is just for whatever reasons crime is is out of control and fairness. What's going on in Milwaukee is not unlike what is going on or unique to other to Milwaukee. Other urban areas are experiencing out of control crime as well. What is interesting is in Milwaukee. The response has been right. Let's cut the police department. Let's let's chase out a law and order police chief because he won't pander. To some of the most left wing elements of the community who are anti police. Let's chase him out all right, then because admittedly, budgets are tough. Let's cut the police force. Let's cut the police budget, so that the way it stands now. Ah 120 fewer police officers will be on the street were people have left? We're not going to fill the jobs. We're going to save money by by by not filling police jobs. All right. So you've got that going on? Well, here was one thing that was out there. The feds, The U. S. Department of Justice rolled out a number of months ago, a proposal and a syriza of grants. That they were going to give to various local communities in an effort to fight violent crime. The program was called Operation Legend, and what they do is they give money to different communities, They essentially pick up the tab. For police officers, um, to to be part of this Operation Legend team and then what the police officers will do is they will work with state and federal authorities on let's go. Let's investigate the violence. Let's let's go after the gun trafficking rings. Let's go after the Carjacking rings. Let's Let's let's concentrate again on on the larger scale criminal operations that are destroying the quality of life in the community now, so they're going to give the feds are going to give the city Milwaukee $9.7 million, and by the way, I understand that there's no such thing as free money. It doesn't grow on trees, but given Given all the ways that we spend money like a $40 million grants for a a bus, rapid transit line, 9.7 million and federal money Going to Milwaukee instead of going to somewhere else to pay for cops, I think is a pretty good idea. Now the city of Milwaukee Common Council, the gang that couldn't shoot straight the Dumpster fire that is the common Council. Initially they said, Well, we're not sure we want to go. But we're not sure about this because one of the requirements of this of getting this money is that you have to commit to helping the feds with immigration enforcement and where we're not sure that we want to do that. The federal government came back and said, Tell you what, we'll we'll? We'll drop that out. We we will not require you to commit to the immigration enforcement aspect of this. Okay, so $9.7 million in federal money. That would have would have paid for 30 police officers to again work with these larger task forces to try to deal with violent Crime. All right now it would seem to me That if you look up the definition of the term No brainer in the dictionary. This would be it. The feds. They're going to give you almost $10 million. So you can have 30 cops that are going to concentrate on on violent crime. All right, this is this is great. Well, um I say, What's the date of this late November, The common Council. Said. Okay, well, we're still not sure about this. You know we don't We don't know if we really want this. Even now that you have removed the whole requirement that you cooperate with immigration, Okay? Yeah. All right, so they put it over. They put the decision over fell today. Will read you the first couple lines of this story on J S online. The Milwaukee Common Council on Tuesday morning rejected a nearly $10 million.3 year grant for 30 new police officers. Following months of grappling over financial and philosophical considerations, philosophical considerations. People are dying at record numbers on the streets of Milwaukee, and you have some of these members of the common Council that air Well, philosophically. I am I opposed. I'm up. I'm opposed to having I don't know experience. Police officers work with federal officers trying to get violent criminals off the street without the grant. Without the grant the police department instead of losing 120 police officers will now lose. Ah 150 officers. S 0 34. Here's the way the story goes. The nine point 7,000,003 year grant from the U. S Department of Justice was aimed at allowing the department to participate in Operation Legend, a federally backed program to address violent crime, It would have facilitated the department's assigning experienced officers to task force is related to the operation. All right. Our number 85561616 20. That is the accurate mortgage talk and text line. I swear, I don't even know that saying about stuff like this other than will the last law abiding person to bail on the city of Milwaukee. Please remember to turn out the lights. In what world does the city of Milwaukee turned down $10 million that would have allowed it to keep 30 more police officers on the force, working to try to end violent crime or at least rest some of the violent criminals now, obviously that that's part of the issue here. You've got members of the common Council that don't want to see aggressive law enforcement. And would rather she I'm going to complain about Madison not passing enough gun laws as opposed to having cops on the street that are actually out arresting bad guys. 85561616 20. That's the accident. Mortgage talking text line. I'm sorry. I think this is absolutely 100% outrageous. Nine members of the Common Council voted no Thesixties voted Yes were Cavalier Johnson, Alderman Robert Bellman's Jocasta Zamarripa, Michael Murphy, Mark Borkowski, Scott Speicher. Every other aldermen or woman voted No. And as a result will be 30 fewer Milwaukee police officers on the streets. They're turning their back on $10 million, which would have kept cops on the street for the next three years working with the federal task force. 85561616 20 that second mortgage talking text line. I tell you, I am speechless. This he is. This is nine members of the Common Council. Raising their fist and extending one finger to the community in the city of Milwaukee. 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Former Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele victim of armed robbery, attempted carjacking
"Some reason, you thought that it was going to get a little safer to travel. The mean streets of Milwaukee, the city off or even the county? Not so much. So, I mean the big story over the weekend before last was Former county executive Chris Abeley, driving essentially at the corner of shore would insure would at the corner of capital in Oakland, getting pulled over and carjacked at gunpoint. Asses. Far as I know, the people who did that are still at large of the good thing is that Chris Abeley was not hurt The bad thing. The funny thing is that the carjackers didn't know how to drive his high end BMW so they weren't able to get away with it. But this shows it is dangerous everywhere. We are on pace to set a record for homicides in both the city of Milwaukee and in Milwaukee County.
Packers' Rodgers fastest to 400 career TD passes
"Another career milestone for Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers 400 career touchdown passes for number 12. But what may be more impressive is the lack of interceptions and he would like to get to 500 before he throws his 100 interceptions so tall order, But hey, listen, 400 what touchdown passes now and On Lee 88 interceptions in his career. That's the really remarkable aspect of that stat. That's voice of the Packers Wayne Larrabee, next up a trip to the motor City to take on the Lions on Sunday.