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A highlight from Michael and Thomas Pack
"Welcome to The Eric Mataxas Show. Have you heard that some people have a nose for news? Well, Eric has a nose for everything. That's why this is called The Show About Everything. Now welcome your host, who definitely passes the smell test, Eric Mataxas. Hey there, folks. Welcome to the show. It's The Eric Mataxas Show. I play the role of Eric Mataxas. In this show, which is nonfiction, I interview people, usually on subjects that are close to my heart or that I think are important. Today I'm talking to filmmaker Michael Pack, who's been on this show before, who is responsible for a brilliant documentary called Created Equal, Clarence Thomas in his own words, and other things, and also Michael's son, Thomas Pack. We are going to talk about something that is as close to my heart as anything could be. It's the idea of bringing, let's call them conservative values, although that's just a fancy way of saying truth and reality, into media. It is crucial. People of faith, people of Christian values have dropped the ball on this for, I don't know, about 100 years roughly. So whenever somebody is getting into this game, I want to do everything I can to get to know them and to bring them to you, the audience of this program. So Michael Pack and Thomas Pack, welcome and thank you for being with us today. Thank you for having us on, Eric. It's a pleasure to be back on your show. Well, as you know, Michael, I am hot to trot on the subject of what I just mentioned. Now, you just wrote an article at Real Clear Politics. I want to talk to you about that because you sort of summarize what I was just getting at or you explicate what I was just summarizing. Talk a little bit about that and you can mention upfront as well what Thomas is doing. So lead us into the conversation. Well, you're right. The Real Clear piece, which is a bit long, so I guess I explicate rather than summarize, but it tries to lay out what's happened in the culture war over the last at least 50 years, maybe you're right, closer to 100. And what we can do about it. I mean, the fact is, as everyone knows, the progressive left dominates the culture. And they have at least since the 60s where they announced a long march for the institutions and they said they were going to work to take over first the university and then other cultural institutions, and they have succeeded. But I say, Eric, that it is to their credit. This is a battle of ideas. And especially in the area of film and television, they're fighting for the ideas they believe in. You are quite right that we on our side have failed. They're to be commended for succeeding. They're fighting for what they believe in. I agree with you that what they believe in isn't right. So that's a negative, but they're commended for fighting for it. And over those years, they've built up institutions that supported and defended and make it possible. So I lay that out in the real clear piece, which people can also find on my on my Twitter page, Michael Pack underscore. But so I try to give how so over 50 years, the left has poured tens of billions of dollars into this process, and it is their right to do so. And we ought to say that they have allied themselves with a very powerful ally in the form of Satan. We don't need to we don't need to get more specific than that. But people need to understand that, you know, you're very gracious by saying, oh, they're fighting for their ideas. Their ideas are harmful to human beings, not to conservatives, not to people of faith, to human beings in general. And so you're right that they believe in these ideas. But I just have to say, speaking to you as a Jew, you know, Hitler believed in his ideas. So because somebody believes in their ideas, they get, oh, well, they've got their ideas. We have our ideas. I agree with you 100 percent. I know. No, of course, I know you do. And you're being gracious. So go ahead. But but the but but that's right. I mean, one way of looking at their ideas is they have a negative view of America just taking that one slice of it. And we have a positive, upbeat view of America. I mean, we we are documentary producers, and I think this is this left takeover of culture is both in drama, fiction and nonfiction and in the nonfiction realm. It's clear as a bell. The 1619 Project, which began in print, was now a multi -part Emmy nominated Netflix series. And and on like that is America based on racism and the defense of slavery, or is it based on the principles of the Enlightenment? Jefferson laid out in the Declaration of Independence and it matters for the country and the world which side you're on. So I agree with you. But their ideas are wrong. But given that they're wrong, they're right to fight for them. So we need to fight for ours. But but we have we have the model of what they have done and we need to just do it, too. It is not that hard. It's not that complicated. It was not a conspiracy on the part of the left. They announced they were going to do it. It's their right to do it. And they did it. I mean, I mean, even in America, communists, for example, have every right to promulgate their views, which I think is appropriate, given the First Amendment. It doesn't make their views right, but it does give them the right to promulgate them. And it's well, think of the irony, though, that the left is increasingly I mean, just to be fair, that it is because of biblical values, it is because of the values of the founders of this nation, that people on the left. On the wrong side, have the right, which we have given them to promulgate their views, it is why Nazis could march through Skokie, Illinois. It is right, so we believe in free speech. We believe in this kind of stuff. But the irony is that we're now living in a time where we're seeing the left having gained power, use it to squelch and censor voices with whom they disagree. So in other words, they were willing to ride the train of free speech as long as it helped them. And then now that they've gained the upper hand culturally and in other ways, they're suddenly deciding, you know what, free speech was nice. It was nice for a while. But now we don't want those conservatives to have a voice. So there's an irony here, which ought to be mentioned. There is. They're now the enemies of free speech. And in part, it's because, as you say, it's no longer convenient. But in part, it's because of the radicalization of liberalism, the sort of left liberal part of the Democratic Party. I mean, it used to be since the 60s, the new left has been an enemy of free speech. Herbert Mercuza and company never believed in free speech. But that was a minority view on the left. And now, as you say, it's increasingly popular under other rubrics like stopping disinformation and misinformation. And it is. Do they get that from Stalin? I'm always trying to trace these ideas back. I believe it was the Moscow School of Stalin. In any event, I think, you know, legally, you know, Karl Marx did not believe in human rights and individual rights. And he his whole worldview is opposed to that. If you believe in historical determinism and you know which way the world is going, why encourage freedom of speech? So both left and right, Hegelianism, Marx being left Hegelianism, was not really in favor of these kinds of freedoms, these Enlightenment freedoms. And in a sense, they were a reaction against it. I'm not an expert on this, though. Eric, you're going to get into topics too deep for me pretty soon. Well, obviously, we're not here really to talk about this exactly, but it's worth touching on. Well, look, the good news, the headline to me is that you and Thomas, whom we will let get a word in edgewise momentarily, are creating award winning, fabulous documentary films and trying to encourage others to do the same. It's it really is a wonderful thing, as you and I have discussed. I'm getting involved in that a number of media projects and yours have been done with such extraordinary excellence that, you know, even those on the left have had begrudgingly to honor you when we come back. I want to get into everything and I want to ask you, Thomas, about this kind of conservative incubator film project that that you're putting together. Folks, it's the Eric Metaxas show, ericmetaxas .com. Don't go away. Folks, have I told you about Moink? M -O -I -N -K. That's moo plus oink. I get all our meat and our salmon from them. M -O -I -N -K. Moink delivers grass fed and grass finished beef and lamb, pastured pork and chicken, sustainable wild caught salmon straight to your door.
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A highlight from Ep.118 - Rewind to 1967: The Year That Changed Music Forever
"Well here we are episode 118 I think I think I forgot to list a few this might be like episode 120 or 121 I don't know I guess that's a good thing when you do so many you lose count anyway on this episode we're gonna be talking about the year in music 1967 and as usual I have the wrecking two in the house Mark Smith and Lou Colicchio of the music relish show very interesting yeah a lot happened sit back relax it's gonna be another two and a half hour podcast but we love it enjoy the show the KLFB studio presents milk rate and turntables a music discussion podcast hosted by Scott McLean now let's talk music enjoy the show yes let's talk music thank you Amanda for that wonderful introduction as usual welcome back my friends to the show that never ends welcome to the podcast you know the name I'm not gonna say it was streaming live right now over Facebook YouTube X formerly known as Twitter twitch D live and again I always I don't know how many other things and this podcast will be heard on every podcast platform yeah yeah 1967 so it was quite a year think you're in for a little little ride tonight yeah and you know who wasn't born in night oh he was three in 1967 marksmen from the music relish show good evening I was two years from being on this earth so you weren't even really thought of no you thought of it 67 think of that think of that yeah you weren't even thought of you weren't even like a sparkle in as they say in your father's eye there might have been the beginning of a sparkle who knows so let me see I'm looking at my is my screen still fuzzy on my end but I'm not even seeing it on YouTube right now I'm seeing it's live but I just got the image of the vinyl really yeah what the hell wait wait wait wait yeah no it's on it's on I see it I see it but my screen looks fuzzy right yeah that's how I'm seeing you from my end yeah what the hell let me check something here hold on okay let's do a little in show my you know that smooth little March of colors next to you when you open up the show yeah happy it's all like gone really weird I'm looking at this right let's go back to this see what happens I'm supposed to be in 1080 and I'm looking at it right now now you're sharp you just got sharp it goes back and forth it's a strange see like hearing yourself huh I guess I don't know what do a refresh here I'm playing it right Tom Benwald says it looks good patty says it's blurry that was in the beginning and it looks like it's sharp now so it goes back and forth you're starting to get blurry again it's strange got any storms down there no this this would this will drive me crazy now this is it's not supposed to be like this come on it's like a Grateful Dead show warts and all rice we're talking about 1967 there's no digital so it was still waiting for Luda come on so you know I'm going to do I hate doing this but I'm going to do it to you buddy what's that no don't cut me I'm not cutting you I'm gonna I'm gonna hit a refresh which might take me off the screen so the show is yours for about I don't know 60 seconds let's see what happens here let's see reload I'm gonna reload it so I'm going off the screen I guess it's time to advertise the music roll show with my friend Perry and my friend Lou we discuss opera we have fun how am I now you look better look yeah yeah looks better yep and I just advertised my podcast is that the opera I'll pay you I'll give you the money later on then I lose my this is like okay here we go you look better though all right good yeah good you know me I the technical stuff drives me crazy especially you know it's not only sound it has to be oh it's this is a live stream so it has to look yeah good and you don't want to drop out in the middle of the show no like me and Lou do once in a while race right let's see is the chat working let's see now I'm not seeing any I'm not seeing any comments so let me try this well sorry for the podcast listeners but I gotta get this shit right hey it's okay I should be seeing I should be seeing comments because people have already made three comments you over here maybe they're bored and they don't want to comment anymore no it's there it should be showing up on my screen over here right we know that my boss you busting balls only Bono does that let's see public so it should be getting huh this is crazy seven minutes in and I'm here we haven't done anything yet let me see send comment test I just sent a text to message I see I see you as I see mine okay good we're good we're good let me switch over to my other account and do the same thing I just want to make sure yes just our audience is bored they don't want to comment actually this is all Lou's fault yeah yeah always the you know I would probably lost the other comments is because I rebooted so hmm all right well you know what we're gonna start without Lou right as I say that as I say that does he have what does he what do you let's get the full screen nose is that why you were late you had to clean your nose and he's back in Paris again you brown nose er I've been a bad dog my laptop and he's back in pair you left here in Paris you must have left it back in the United States I did I left on the plane how you doing Lou I'm doing alright how are you guys doing well I just had a little technical difficulty and we blamed you because you weren't here so you left me alone and I had to talk opera with myself talked opera yeah rigoletto did you talk about rigoletto this time I'm just really boring you know I'm like all right this is why this is a two and a half hour podcast some of us have to work tomorrow all right here we go let's jump right into 1967 musical events in 1967 and the year kicks off right away with a bomb a bomb on January 4th the doors release can arguably one of the greatest debut records ever arguably if you had a top 25 greatest debut that albums would have to be in the top 10 it would have to be yeah you know if you had a top 50 that would have to be in the top 10 right even if you don't like them you have to say that was so ahead of its time oh it's so different nothing out there was like the needle and all you hear it kicks I mean fucking what a way to start an album it's a heavy song it with a bossa nova beat yeah I mean that's pretty clever yeah 67 so you know bossa nova was pretty hip again John Densmore over underrated underrated underappreciated I think you are you are so correct you know never gets the the the consideration that I I don't know you can't put him in greatest of all time but could he be okay if there's a top there's a top 25 drummer top 25 drummers is he in it good question and in rock we'll just say in rock I think he could be I could see him making so I don't know if he's a universal pick but I could see him on some list I mean he's something you'd have to think about like you said like it doesn't get noticed so much you know yeah yeah or it I mean although his drumming wasn't shy I mean he's jazzy as hell I heard um writers on the storm yesterday and his adjustment playing is great in his adjustments during the shows just for that yeah yeah the unpredictability of you know how the how the song was gonna go right because they could rehearse it all they want once Morrison got into that zone well in the drama keeps the beat right yeah yeah the drummer has to stay up with that yeah and played to the clown so to speak right you know and my my problem is if some of the clowns don't have the beat you know at one point they've got to give in like I said Morrison or even Dylan they'll set the tone but they've got to be steady themselves you know it's yeah otherwise it's just erratic but you know yeah guy like Dan's more I mean I had skill I had a lot of a lot of technical ability right feel yes cool so obviously his drums always sounded good yeah on the earlier on the other records even you know three years worth of music whatever I guess I would be who produced some Jack Holtzman was the producer did a good job Jekyll or now wait so no what was it Paul Rothchild yes yes yes I'm sorry Holtzman was he on the record company yeah yeah was that it was that chrysalis or chrysalis I think or just like yes that's a lecture a lecture weren't they on chrysalis though also I thought they were yeah maybe maybe chrysalis was a subsidiary but uh yeah Jack Holtzman's son is Adam Holtzman he's a keyboardist right now he plays with here we go Stephen Wilson but he does a little blog on Facebook and he talks about growing up and he was like six years old and his father brought him to a club to see the tour Wow at six years old he just talks about like yeah it's a great little blog Wow all right and four days later on January 8th Elvis Presley turned 32 on January 14th the human be in right the human be e -i -n human being takes place in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park polo fields with spoken words from Timothy Leary Allen Ginsberg Gary Snyder in others live music was provided by Jefferson Airplane the Grateful Dead Big Brother in the holding company and Quicksilver Messenger Service speeches from Jerry Rubin and others were also given at the event although it's one band there I liked yeah Quicksilver Messenger Service who was it on January 15th 1967 who is your favorite poet of all them I know you're not asking me Arthur Rimbaud who influenced Jim Morrison good answer good answer way to bring that first opening segment rough full circle we're getting better Scott we're good now you guys get a lot of good trust me I'm getting a lot of good feedback so let's keep it at that I don't want you son ask for more money and on January 15th 1967 the Rolling Stones appear on the Ed Sullivan show at Ed Sullivan's request finish it he asked them to let's spend sing let's spend some time together is that the one there you go yeah and then he told him a really big shoe I hate to do this I mean I come back on penalty box I don't say just he beat my record okay look he just got on the show after late and these are either he's stuck he's frozen put the dog nose back on where'd it go are you throw it at the camera like your headphones on January 16th 1967 the monkeys begin work on headquarters the first album to give them complete artistic and technical control over their material and it was fucking horrible fucking horrible what were they thinking they know they were thinking the egos got too big they thought they were the music well the argument can be made that you know Mike Nesmith did write different drum yeah so he could write songs but I don't think he was a pop songwriter you know headquarters and they try to be all fucking like 60 ish and shit they weren't looking for pop were they they're trying to be like more psychedelic yeah I think so there were their channel on the Beatles with those quirky little yeah with anti -grizzelles on that I don't know some weird shit I'll tell you what though I don't care about it myself but it was surely a harpsichord on it because that's what all those records had they had to have a harpsichord and I have the book this the 100 best -selling records of the 60s the monkeys got a they've had quite a few albums on there oh they do yeah they were they were but I mean I thought it was just a condensed period of the show which it probably was but it's still I mean they've got I mean most of their albums sold really well yeah yeah ah you like the show what's it is like the show I did I still like it I still love it I love that that that's so that humor is great like dumbed down brilliantly done though humor yeah way was what they were supposed to act like that yeah you know what I mean there was no like these guys are bad actors they knew exactly how to do that they pulled it off great it was campy it was great for its time it's still great to watch now yeah I do think that banana splits were a better band yeah that's I'll give you the banana splits were a kick -ass band yeah yeah kick -ass man did you see the movie recently came out it's a horror movie with the banana splits the banana splits movie it's a horror movie yeah yeah it takes place in an amusement park and they're they're robotic and in Dyson and slicing baby Dyson and slicing I have to say oh man that's yeah okay yeah Dyson and slicing it's good it's kids again campy movie but I couldn't not watch it yeah I have to say I'm sure Fleagle is a total psychopath well I'm not gonna give you any and no no no spoilers here those was it just Dyson and slicing on January 17 1967 the daily mail newspaper reports four thousand potholes in Blackburn Lancashire and Guinness air Tara Brown is killed in a car wreck these articles inspire lyrics for a day in the life a day in the life yes on January 22nd 1967 Simon and Garfunkel give live can't give a live concert at Phil harmonic Phil harmonic call in New York City some of this concert is released on October 4th 1997 on their box set old friends but most is not released until July 2002 that's some more okay January 29th mantra rock dance the quote ultimate high of the hippie era is organized at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco featuring Janis Joplin grateful dead big brother in the holding company for three Moby grape quirky that would've been interesting that's the best man that's the best as though for they're almost like the MC five kind of I think they were just kind of but they're they're a San Francisco band and beat poet once again Allen Ginsberg shows up to do his spoken word I heard he was a member of NAMBLA I wouldn't the National Association of Marlon Brando look -alikes I heard I'd someone I remember he actually he was a sponsor of NAMBLA but anyway on January 30th 1967 the Beatles shoot a promotional film for the forthcoming single strawberry fields forever at Noel Park in Seven Oaks have you seen it I have seen it I haven't seen it in a long time it's really cool yeah yeah it's kind of dark speaking of dark on February 3rd 1967 UK record producer Joe Meek murders is it his landlady and then commits suicide by shooting himself in the head in Holloway North in London it's kind of dark didn't he produce sleepwalk yes letter Telstar some early we talked we did it bit of a genius really yeah let's see February 7th Mickey Dolan's no let me stop February 6th Mike Nesmith and Mickey Dolan's of the monkeys fly into London Dolan sees till death do us part on British TV and uses the term Randy's scouse grit from the program for the title of the monkeys next single release Randy's scouse grit not releasing it is an offensive term Britain's British census forced the title to be changed to alternate title and then the next day Mickey Dolan's meets Paul McCartney at his home in st.
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A highlight from The Left Is Removing Statues & Erasing Americas History
"It's a real blessing to be surrounded by good people, and there are people who have my back struggling a little bit today. Two dreaded words, dry socket. Anybody who's had a wisdom tooth extraction knows the perils of dry socket. Well, good old dummy me got it and not doing so hot. So we're going to bring in my pal Kevin McCulloch. Kevin and I got to visit on the big Salem, New York, cruise around the island of Manhattan a week or two ago. Kevin, of course, is an accomplished talk show host based in New York City. He's been heard for years on our Christian station and on the news talk station. This is a man of faith, a terrific guy. And Kevin, you're going to help back me up a little bit today. I might be handing off the baton right off the bat. Have you ever had wisdom tooth dry socket problems before? No, I haven't. And just the sound of the words dry socket strike fear into my deepest being. So I feel very badly for you, Mike, and we've got whatever you need from us today. We're here to help. It's every bit as bad as it sounds, and it's not a good thing. It's what you don't want after you have a... I knew it was going too easy. I had the wisdom tooth removed Friday afternoon after the show. Everything was going great. Saturday, I was feeling great, Sunday not so good. And so it happens sometimes. So it's good to have you here with us. And first of all, many, many thanks to the great job you always do when you fill in for us. Of course, I've been listening to you for years, and it must be a fun experience for you because you're sort of transitioning from your own audience and your base into sort of another platform with our show. And I know our listeners have welcomed you with open arms. Well, I have, and Mike, the Mike Gallagher audience continues to be, I think, not only the most informed because of your daily efforts, but they prove to be generous in all of the campaigns that you do. And as I said when I filled in for you the last time, because I work PM Drive, I'm a big Mike Gallagher listener. I listen and actually many times watch your show on the Salem News Channel. And it's just fun to hang out in your sandbox. So thank you for letting me do that. Thank you. And thank you to Jerry Crowley and everybody at Salem Media of New York that allows us to have all the connections to do. It takes a lot of technology to do what we're doing at this very moment, Mike. And if it weren't for them, we wouldn't be able to. You'd be in dry socket hell if we didn't have a better management team. And speaking of Salem News Channel, That Kevin Show has become a big hit on SNC. You're doing a great job with that. And I love the mix. And I was one of your first guests. I was really honored to be on your show. And you've got a great blend of politics and pop culture and lifestyle and all kinds of neat stuff. In fact, speaking of that, let's kick off with some breaking news. Donald Trump Jr.'s account on X, formerly Twitter, was apparently hacked earlier today. I don't know if you've heard this story. There were a series of – well, get this. There were a series of offensive tweets, including one that said, I'm sad to announce my father, Donald Trump, has passed away. I will be running for president in 2024. You know, Kevin, there's such evil out there and there is such sickness and mean -spiritedness and viciousness. And somehow this almost seems par for the course, doesn't it? Well, it's one of those things where if Donald Trump lives this rent -free in the left's heads, just imagine how effective he'll be if he's reelected. I mean, this is – you've got to remember, and I know that you do, Mike, but for people that are listening, particularly cynics, Donald Trump's one of the few presidents that campaigned on a slate of promises and then went and actually did what he promised. If he comes back, he's already making promises about what's going to happen. There's going to be cleaning of the House and the FBI and the DOJ. There's going to be getting rid of the deep state at the Pentagon and places where wokeness has overtaken actual common sense in terms of policy. So of course they're going to play dirty and of course they're going to try to do everything they can. And all I have to do to compare what they think about Donald Trump Jr. is just ask the question, Hunter Biden? Question mark? No kidding. No kidding. Is there any comparison between the two? And you know, speaking of Trump and his promises and his predictions, something has come to fruition in New York City, and you know the city as well as anybody. Now comes news that these goofballs in Manhattan are actually going to consider taking down statues or any commemoration of George Washington, of Christopher Columbus. And I want to go back to 2017. I want to play this for you, Kevin. Check out what Trump said, because when he said it at the time, they condemned him. Oh, how crazy is he? Check this out. You had people in that group that were there to protest the taking down of to them a very, very important statue and the renaming of a park from Robert E. Lee to another name. George Washington was a slave owner. Was George Washington a slave owner? So will George Washington now lose his status? Are we going to take down excuse me, are we going to take down are we going to take down statues to George? How about Thomas Jefferson? What do you think of Thomas Jefferson? You like him? OK, good. Are we going to take down the statue? Because he was a major slave owner. Now we're going to take down his statue. So Kevin McCullough, do you remember the backlash? Do you remember the backlash he got when he said that and they mocked him and they said, what a lunatic. And he's a fear monger. And now just look at what's happening in New York City, what he predicted could be coming to fruition. Yeah. And you know, what's particularly sad about that, Mike, it's like if people have a different view of history, so be it. That doesn't mean, number one, that they should set policy for what everybody thinks about history. And certainly I would make an argument that history is made by flawed people. And it's really people that overcome the worst flaws of what they have that really do great things and that we should celebrate the great achievements, not expect every single human being to have been perfect. But beyond all of that, this city's in a mess. We have crime. We've got migrant overpopulation in ways and areas that we can't even begin to deal with. And this is what people want to focus on. I mean, and it is you're talking about a warped mix of priorities for sure. It's upside down. And it's absolutely happening as I mean, I've been following this and I'm in just absolute utter amazement, as you say, New York City dealing with crime, crippled under monumental budget cuts due to the illegal immigration issue that frankly the Democrats created. I mean, you want to be a sanctuary city, be a sanctuary city. And now the City Council's Cultural Affairs Committee is going to hold a public hearing on a measure to remove works of art on city property that depict a person who owned enslaved persons or directly benefited economically from slavery. Well, of course, George Washington's at the top of that list. So Trump was right. These nuts in New York and in other blue cities are going to try to remove the founding fathers from our consciousness because they own slaves. And it's exactly what Trump said back in 2017.
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A highlight from Mike Signorelli
"Trump calls Florida heartbeat bill a terrible mistake, and Mike Pence talks war with Russia. So I think if you will allow me to speak critically of Donald Trump for five minutes, I will speak critically. No, no, no, no. Look, you know, and I know, everybody listens who to this program knows that I don't think Trump is perfect. I think he ought to be the next president. And I think that, as you know about me and about many people listening to this program, that we are radically pro -life. We think it's a moral issue. And I think that Trump has made, I think he misspoke. I think it was, I don't know. Well, talk about it so people understand what we're talking about. Donald Trump went on face the nation and said that the heartbeat bill Ron DeSantis bravely signed in Florida was a terrible thing, a terrible mistake. And he said that he wouldn't commit to supporting any kind of federal restriction on the taking of unborn life. And he said with characteristic real estate bravado, well, I'm going to have policies that are going to make everybody happy. Everybody's going to walk away happy from the table. That is not how things work. When you're talking about life and death issues, Mr. President, that is how things might work. If you're negotiating over ownership of a golf course. All right. All right. Each of you is going to get nine holes. Okay. You'll each get nine holes. It's wonderful. You got, you've got half a golf course, half a loaf is better than none. But we remember from the story of Solomon, half a baby is not better than none. In this case, we're talking about cutting the baby in half. Literally we're talking about should abortion, should the pro -life position be, we want a bad abortion after maybe 15 weeks, which would only get rid of maybe 8 % of the abortions in America. If that's the pro -life position, it's not worth a damn thing. That's the law in Germany. That's the law in France. That's the law in Belgium. All these countries where euthanasia is now taking over. Having a 10 week, a 15 week abortion ban solves absolutely nothing. It just means the women who are so dopey, they don't even know they're pregnant until like 18 weeks won't be able to get abortions. That's all it means. He's really just punishing the stupid. It's not saving a significant number of babies. I don't know who Trump is getting his advice from on the abortion issue, but they're not on our side. They are like the Jared Kushner. They're not on our side. What Trump is saying is a complete loser position. It's like saying we're going to build the wall. We're going to build the wall with the Mexican border, except every 20 feet there's going to be a gap. We'll get most of the wall built. There'll guess who will come. I think a couple of things need to be said. First of all, I already said it. Trump is not perfect. So he often has done things that I think are harmful to himself. And saying that I think just politically is a mistake. But we also have to say without a doubt he has been the most pro -life president we ever had in this country. Because of him and standing up for Kavanaugh, Roe v. Wade was overturned. I want to remind people of that. I also want to remind people that he spoke at the March for Life. No other president had done that. And so right now, I guess I find everything with him, not everything, but a lot of stuff just funny. It's almost like he'll say anything Ron DeSantis says, he'll say the opposite. I know. You could be triggered and tripped into that. And it's his Achilles heel that whatever Trump, whatever DeSantis says, Trump will somehow try to spin it. Trump even said that Andrew Cuomo did a better job on COVID than Ron DeSantis. That is literally the most insane thing any American politician has said since Jefferson Davis said I want to secede from the union. It's up to that level of crazy. But Trump, I mean Trump does this stuff for effect. In other words, for political effect to drive people crazy. That's why I guess I find it at least partially entertaining that he'll go out on a limb and say something like that just to trigger DeSantis. The problem is this stuff isn't cute. There were thousands of people murdered in those nursing homes in New York. Abortion isn't cute. This is not something funny. This is not like letting Jared and Ivanka turn the White House into their own little party hut. This is really serious. And our only leverage over Trump is right now during the primaries. If he gets the nomination, he can do whatever he wants because he will be elected president unless they assassinate him, which I do not put past that. I do not put that past the deal. Oh, I know that there have been attempts that we haven't heard about, but obviously they would do anything to get rid of him. We have our leverage now, especially before the Iowa caucus. Trump needs to be told if you keep saying this weak, rhino, wimpy garbage about abortion, maybe we'll hold our noses and vote for you against Joe Biden because we don't want to be put in prison camps. But we're not going to go to the mattresses for you. We're not going to go to the wall for you. We're not going to be fanatical, devoted supporters. We will hold our nose and vote for you the way we held our noses and voted for George W. Bush. Do you want to be the next George W. Bush? Well, no, John, I think it's worse than that. I think what will happen, what will happen is many evangelicals, pro -life evangelicals simply won't vote, which I think is an unbelievable mistake because they feel it's principled not to vote for Trump because he said this about what DeSantis's view. On the other hand, let him think that and maybe it's true and let him act accordingly. It's like if we are so on the reservation, Eric, that they know they have our votes no matter what they do, the Republican Party will keep treating evangelicals and pro -lifers the way the Democratic Party treats blacks. That is, you have no choice where you're going to go, take whatever scraps we throw you. So no, I think it's good. Let him be a little afraid that we will go off the reservation. No, that's why I just said that. That's why I just said that. In other words, I actually believe that that's true because when you look at what happened in the last number of elections, there are many evangelicals who are so pious in the negative sense that they would say, I'm just going to sit home and I'm not going to vote because Trump had three wives and I'm going to let Hillary Clinton or Satan or Adolf Hitler take over America because I'm so pious that I won't pull the lever for somebody who doesn't agree with me on everything or who puts out mean tweets or says things I disagree with. That is effectively how we got Biden because we didn't have a serious situation that we're in. On the other hand, Mike Pence is saying that unless we give long range missiles to Ukraine so it can kill lots of Russians, we'll have to go to war with Russia because it will invade Poland. So in order to avoid war, we have to fight a war. It's exactly what George W. Bush said about Iraq, that we have to fight the terrorists over there so we don't have to fight them over here so they won't do 9 -11 again. Now we know now Iraq had nothing to do with 9 -11. It had no weapons of mass destruction. So he lied us into the Iraq war. In Vietnam, they told us we had to fight the Vietnam war so that the communists wouldn't take over Japan and then Hawaii. The whole domino theory is something that warmongers and the military contractors they work for, they whip it out every time they want to get us in a useless war. They say, well, remember Neville Chamberlain? Remember 1938? And I always say, remember August, 1914, when they blundered into World War I and destroyed all three of the main governments involved in it, all based on nothing, based on lies, based on garbage. Sometimes it's November, September, 1938. Sometimes it's August, 1914. And you're the idiot warmonger about to plunge the world into destruction because of your silly fantasies private about being a big man. Mike Pence is one of those warmongers and he's very dangerous right now. There's never enough time to talk to you, my friend. We'll get you back as soon as possible. Thank you, folks. We'll be right back. Thank you. For 10 years, Patriot Mobile has been America's only Christian conservative wireless provider. And when I say only, trust me, they're the only one. Glenn and the team have been great supporters of this show, which is why I'm proud to partner with them. 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Can't wait to listen to this. Super excited. Those five guys all on a Zoom together, just cracking jokes. I'm ready. So there you go. On this podcast, it's the second annual My Guy Fantasy Draft. Craig Horlbeck, Danny Kelly, Danny Heifetz from The Ringer Fantasy Show. We're going to come on, and we're going to talk about all of our guys that we like, dislike, that we're afraid of in the fantasy football season, and then went to Cleveland to find Garrett Bush, who is kind of a big guy there. I got to say, he's kind of a guy. He's going to tell us what to expect from the Browns, who are the most confusing 2023 team. A lot of that has to do with Deshaun Watson, which Deshaun Watson, are we going to get? How do we feel about Deshaun Watson in 2023, just in general? And where is Cleveland Sports going? What's happened to them this century? All the good, all the bad. And he's going to lay all of it out for us. So this is a really good podcast. Can't wait. First, our friends from Pro Chip. All right, it's the second annual My Guy Fantasy Draft. Our Ringer Fantasy Show guys are here. Danny Kelly, Danny Heifetz, Craig Horlbeck, my rewatchables producer, always nice when he pops on the BS. So we did this last year. We didn't win any awards, but sometimes you don't need to win awards. Sometimes when something's great, when it works, you just kind of know it, and we're going to run it back. Heifetz, you want to explain what this gimmick is? Yeah, it's you text us a bunch of ridiculous categories and then we kind of build an entire show, right? No, it's fun, though. It's just like it's a draft, but it's not a draft. And then it's it's vibes. It's a vibes episode. Yeah, we can agree on this. The concept is like you go into a fantasy draft. We all have the same kind of guides, same kind of rankings, but it doesn't capture the love. It doesn't capture the irrational. I just believe in this guy. It doesn't capture Craig thinking that that Pickens is going to end up being Justin Jefferson this year. There's just some things he already is or fear PTSD from bad draft picks from the past. I actually listened to a lot of the pod we did last year, and it was pretty funny hearing some of the guys we were like completely enamored by that ended up being bust. And then there were some other ones that I was surprised by the accuracy of it. Danny Kelly, can you ever be right in a fantasy draft? Can you ever go perfect? One in a million. It's like picking stocks, you know, if you get one good one, then you're set. Last year, mine was Romandre. I listened to our show last year, too. Feel like I nailed that one. Didn't get some other ones right. So that's, you know, we don't have to re litigate those. But Romandre, I'm calling that one. The take I was proudest of last year was fearing Cooper Cup after the year that he had just not liking the scent of something. This is veteran experience. I've been doing fantasy, I think since like 1989, 1990, something like that. All right. So I'm going to rip through the categories here. And then we're going to go at them one at a time. This is not, it's a draft, but it's not a draft because if we all have the same guy for a category of two of us have it, it's fine. We're okay. Um, the categories are my one true love, the guy that we just liked the most, my crazy pills guy. Do you want to explain the crazy pills thing, Craig? Uh, I think it could go either way, right? It's either you feel like you're taking crazy pills because nobody else likes the guy you like, or it's the other way around where you feel like you're taking crazy pills because everybody likes this guy and you don't understand it at all. So there's a little variance on that one. You can go either way. There's the my I absolutely hate myself for doing this guy, which seems to happen over and over again in fantasy where you go in there, drive like, well, I'm not going to end up with Russell Wilson. Uh, that was the example I used last year. It could be the example you use again this year. I'm not even gonna spend a dollar for Russell Wilson. Then it gets to the 17th round. If you're in a booger eater draft or, you know, you have $5 left for five guys and it's like, ah, Russell Wilson, Sean Payton, and all of a sudden you have Russell Wilson and you have no idea how he ended up on your team. So that is the, my absolutely hate myself for doing this guy. Uh, there's the, I'm going to add this category. It's a little sub category. The I'm staying away from that whole team team. There's teams where you're just like, I'm out, I'm just blind out. I don't want one person from that team. I'll see, we'll see if we agree on that team. Then we have the, my shameless Homer pick guy. That's going to be really, I mean, Craig, you don't even have to go. Uh, although there could be their tickets like plus 500, but I think we know pick is going to be there. There's the, my, I wouldn't take him even if he was free guy. So you're putting them on your D and D do not draft list. I had McCaffrey as my guy for this last year, which looked brilliant for about six weeks. Then he got traded a machine of an offense. We have the, my, that 2022 booty call isn't happening again guy, which is a new category for this year. This is the, you stumbled into somebody in the free agent auction, maybe in November, you wrote them for a couple of weeks, some fond memories, but you know, as a one night stand or, you know, as a three week stand and you're not going back, then we have the, this is a classic one. The somebody's got to get points on that team guy. We just look at all the teams and like, well, I don't know. Everybody scores 300 someone's catching passes on that team. Someone's rushing for 970 yards. There is the, my sorry, I'm sorry. That's too rich for my blood guy where you look at the draft guide and you see some of the salaries next to the guys. Then you go wait at $47. So Najee Harris was my guy for this last year. And I was proud of that one. There's the, my $1 QB guy. You're not, he's not going to make it break a draft, but you're also kind of secretly stashing away in your head. And we all have our $1 QB. There is the, my I'd be afraid to look on Tuesday and see the red flag guy, which I've added this year. I didn't even tell you about this category. You take the guy and it's going great. Eloy Jimenez is the ultimate baseball example of this. It's going great. You're feeling awesome. And then you go on there on a Tuesday and there's the red flag with the yellow box that there's news. And you're just like, Oh no. Oh God, what happened? And there's certain guys who just, it happens every year. A cousin of that, the, my, I know there's a 99 % chance he's getting hurt again, but God damn, I can't resist this guy guy. Then we have the, my Cooper cup. It's a year after the year guy. So I named this category after Cooper cup. So who is it this year? They had their year last year. Don't do it again. Don't get sucked in five more. The my, I just want everyone on that offense. I don't care guy. The my it's a year too early, but fuck it guy. The my missionary position. We've all had him guy. The my, I fell for the preseason hype guy. And then finally the, my I'd never root for an injury, but he is one injury away. That guy. All right. So we're going to start with my one true love. We're going to go and we're going to go on one, two, three, four on the zoom. And then for the second round, then the second guy will go, Danny Kelly, you're up. All right. My one true love. Who is it? I got to go with Tony Pollard for the Cowboys. I'm irrationally in love with this guy. I've been saying it. I think there's nothing you can say. It convinced me that he's not the best player in the NFL. Like, like just pound for pound, the best player in the NFL. Um, you know, last year he finished as the RV seven this year. He's going to be playing, I think more snaps, getting way more opportunities. If he can get up to like the same level of opportunities as Ekeler and CMC, you know, cause he's in that style of runner. I think this guy could finish as a top three running back in the NFL. And so I am, I'm just like full as a gentleman said, full bloom in love with Tony Pollard. I just can't, I can't help it. So in the ringer fantasy guide, he's 13th right now and he's gone for $42 in auction. So you think that's low? Yeah, I would, I would, I actually had Pollard too. Wow. We all have Pollard. Wait, did you too, Krik? I'm scared now. Yeah. Yeah. Oh, that's, well, that's, that's, this is a sign that, yeah, this is a terrible sign, but I just, I mean, just to pile on to DK stats here, Zeke had 12 touchdowns last year and Nick and Tony Pollard was a top 10 running back. Like what else do you need to hear? Like every time Tony Pollard was on the field, he was the best running back in the league. And now Zeke's gone. Like I rest my case. This is the pregame show where they all pick the same team to win a football and then that team loses. So you should probably stay away from Tony Pollard. Wait. So all three of you had Tony Pollard for this? Yeah, I can give you some. We did not discuss this before coming on. I didn't expect that. Oh, my God. Talk about groups and Jesus. You know, it's, you know, what sucks about this is that means when I have my big auction draft in a week and all my friends are going to be listening to this. And when Tony Pollard comes up, I'm not going to get them because they're all going to bid them up for $57 if I want to get them. Well, Bill's like, oh my God. Well, here's the argument. Rich Rebar, who works for Warren Sharpe, he's at Sharpe Football Analysis and he is a really good comp, which is basically Melvin Gordon was playing ahead of Austin Eckler for years. And everyone's begging for Austin Eckler to get the job. And then Austin Eckler finally got the job and the charges got rid of Melvin Gordon. And then Austin Eckler still wasn't really a first round pick. And we talked ourselves out of it. We hemmed it on. This is Tony Pollard again. It's like Zeke is finally after five years out of Dallas. And we're like, yeah, any point you get Tony Pollard, that's actually crazy. Like, honestly, you could get him for forty five bucks. Austin Eckler is going to go for 60. Tony Pollard would probably just be better than Austin Eckler this year. I kind of genuinely mean this. Tony Pollard should maybe be the first pick in fantasy football. Right? You can convince me. Kind of genuinely. Well, he does have a great offensive line. There are going to be a couple of games against bad teams where he, you know, you have him on Thanksgiving or something and he puts up the four touchdown hundred and eighty yard game. I can see it. So I guess I'm up then because you guys all agreed. You can have anybody you want. My one true love this year, Jalen Hurts of the Philadelphia Eagles, who I also like for MVP. So. Last year, he missed two games and they also blew out what what was a D .K. like seven, eight team, seven, eight games where they just like in the fourth quarter, they didn't even really have to play offense. They're just kind of running out of the string. Yeah, I don't think their defense is going to be as good this year. Sheila Kapadia on the on the NFL show has been talking about this. I think it's to be better than he thinks, but it won't be as good on it. And their schedule is tougher. But, you know, is it possible that he's like a four thousand one thousand guy with some sort of combination of 40 to D like everyone agrees they have the best offensive line in the league. Everyone agrees the one to A .J. Brown, Devonta Smith punch is way up there. And I'm saying like Schrager on TV this week was saying Devonta Smith, this is the year he jumps up to the chase class. So we have that with Dallas Goddard, who everybody thinks is the best all around tight end in the league, the guy who actually blocks and plays three downs, running backs, whatever. Put anyone behind there and they'll gain 80 yards. And then he's going to get a lot of the goal line carries. I think he's my top QB this year. I think I would take him before everybody else. So I don't even think it's that controversial. What do you think of that one? He is, I think you're right. I think the key point you have there is that he barely played in the fourth quarter last year. That's the key thing. He was already in a per game basis. He was the best quarterback in fantasy last year and he barely played the fourth quarter. Yeah. So you could argue he hasn't even reached the ceiling yet. He's our number one guy on the guide right now, I believe. Shameless plug for fantasyfootball .300 .com. He's our 21st player. We have like all our rankings there. And yeah, he has the highest floor and the highest ceiling. My favorite stat about Jalen Hurts, other than 18 rushing touchdowns in 18 games last year, Jalen Hurts had more games over 30 points than under 20. That's everything you want in a quarterback. Well, so he's number one in our guide, but I still feel like in a draft, Mahomes is going over him because of the Mahomes. It's just the most fun to have Mahomes. The R. And I actually think that's a little nuts this year. DK, Hurts is I think either 12 to 1 or 11 to 1 on FanDuel for MVP. And I think those odds are the most out of whack of all the MVP odds, because that's, if you're going to say the MVP is going to come from an awesome team, they're probably one of the five teams that has a chance to go 13 and 4, 14 and 3, something like that. He, they have the most talent on offense, I think, of any team that's going to be in the MVP conversation and we've seen him get better every year. So why is he 11 to 1, 12 to 1? Shouldn't he be like 6 to 1, 7 to 1? Shouldn't it be where Josh Allen is? I don't, is it just because of the previous like impressions that he was a, what was he a third round pick or second round pick and maybe hold on to that for too long? Or maybe it's just because he's surrounded by such a good team. I don't know. But yeah, like you said, he's improved pretty much every season he's been playing, even going back to college. You know, from everything that we've heard, he is maniacal about like working and leadership and just all the things, all the intangibles. And then, of course, you know, if he takes a jump as a passer this year, you know, that's going to be huge for him because he's already like one of the best running quarterbacks. He's double digit rushing touchdowns in the last two years. You know, everything about him screams just, you know, like the face of the franchise season. He's everything they want. And so I could see it like from a narrative point of view, for sure. It reminds me of what you used to have with Russell Wilson when he was alive.
Fresh update on "jefferson" discussed on Thinking Crypto News & Interviews
"So I don't know if this is anything that will be relevant to what's happening with Gary Gensler now. But maybe it's your SEC Stabilization Act that will prevent things like this from happening, because there were ethics warnings to Bill Hinman. Like, hey, you can't talk to these people. They're connected to Ethereum. And then he gives a speech that Ethereum is not a security. I would love to get your thoughts on that, because I know there's been a lot of back and forth on Twitter on it. Yeah, yeah. So I don't own Ethereum. I never have owned Ethereum. And just like a lot of people, when I saw the Bill Hinman speech, I took it as guidance. I think I made a reference to that in a hearing back at the time. I was like, oh, it's a sign of hope. You've got some guidance coming out of the SEC. And now they're saying, well, no, no, no. That was his personal opinion. It wasn't guidance. And they always issue these statements up front on their speeches. Shouldn't be taken as guidance. You're like, OK. But then when you dig into it, it's like, oh, no. He was sending messages back and forth with. And I asked the enforcement director, Grewal, about this. And he's like, look, if you had messages back and forth with ethics, would it still be an official position? I mean, and so it seems like it was vetted. He put it out. Now, to be clear, ethics was telling him, don't do it. And he did it anyway. So I do think there should be more accountability for those kinds of things. But that's kind of what I was getting at with the follow-up after the grayscale ETF. Part of the concern was it was arbitrary and capricious to dismiss previous efforts to create a spot, a Bitcoin spot ETF. And people are concerned that it'll also be arbitrary and capricious to say, oh, no, you're going to the back of the line. These people are coming to the front line. You've got people that have literally been trying for a decade to work with the SEC to get a Bitcoin ETF out there. Think of how much scale a company could have been built over that time frame. And now for somebody else like BlackRock, who's one of the latest entrants to come in and just jump to the front of the line, I think people will rightly be pretty upset if that happens to be the way it works out. And it looks like people have referred to Ethereum as the Ethereum free pass. Like they got their free pass, but then everybody else, the market's closed, can't do it. And that's been the case that a lot of Ripple XRP people have made in particular. And the fear is that you'll see the same kind of thing. So that's what I was alluding to. Is there going to be like a free pass for someone for a Bitcoin spot ETF when the reality is lots of people have made the same kind of application? Yeah. And I guess it goes back to maybe it's something like the SEC Stabilization Act to fix this, because I know it's a bit of a symptom of big government and bureaucrats and getting too much power and so forth. And in the back of my mind, I don't want to get too philosophical. I'm like, how do we fix things like this? Because I know it's not just the SEC. There's other agencies in the government that have problems like this. Yeah. And I think, look, the founders cautioned about partisanship. The reality is it didn't last long before you had political parties. Thomas Jefferson and then John Adams ran in political parties, President two and three. So it didn't take long because human nature and they recognized human nature were sinful people. So human nature is going to come in. That's one of the things that I like about Lord of the Rings. If no one's read or watched the movie Lord of the Rings, there's this ring of power. It's just a gold wedding band and it's got an inscription on the inside.
A highlight from Conor Picks A New Favorite Team
"I don't know if I like that. I I like as a coach like an outlier in appearance like a Like someone who's either very old Not in great shape Like looks battle -hardened. There's something to that for me because Well Vic Fangio is Mike McDaniel's defensive coordinator Now Vic Fangio is still the head coach of the Broncos we'd have and Vic and I are from Scranton That would have been a very well Vic is from Dunmore I'm from Scranton. Let me because he'll correct you when you say that but That would have been an obvious one, but you get rid of Vic Fangio you get rid of me as a franchise So but Vikings are good But again, it's like I like So what I like about them So the wholesome part like Kirk Cousins has got that covered but on top of that, right like I do think like the way they treated their plate like one thing that was very noticeable to me was the way they handled all their outgoing players this year and If you go back and you look like Dalvin cook Patrick Peterson Eric Kendricks All these got Adam feel and all these got Dalvin cook all these guys they offloaded None of them have anything bad to say about the Vikings because of the way they handle those guys on the way out And then what you have remaining? Is maybe the most exciting young player in the game and Justin Jefferson, right? Proximity, New Jersey, that's an easy flight. It's a Delta hub So you have like you can get there really really easily and probably like an hour and a half two hours I feel like the young core there is good. They're very Forward thinking with quasi Adolfo Mensa is their GM who's kind of like a good merger between analytics and scouting. I Think there's a lot there I mean I just think that and I don't think that they're at the level of like the Bears or the Giants where it's like Alright, like that's a hit. That's a team that like has Like it's hard to just join that established fan base You know what? I mean? Like I feel like they're like maybe a notch below that and they're Minnesota nice. They would let me in My problem is I feel like as my kids get older. I need the head coach to be Older than me because like I think Kevin O 'Connell and I are pretty close to the same age We're in the same NFL locker room together when I was a young beat reporter and he was I covered him to Quarterback. Yeah, it's so I think like I would imagine like maybe one day my kids being like Oh the head coach of the Vikings is 40. Why aren't you doing anything? Cool dad? You're you're 40 so that's just something that's kind of the back of my radar, but I do I I Do support moving the Vikings up? to to a hot team Potentially and I do like I like that They're a little earlier in the cycle because it would be a little strange to I think the Jaguars are a very appealing pick It would be strange to become a Jaguars fan and then for the rest of your life people say Oh, how'd you become a Jaguars fan? And you say well, it was Trevor Lawrence's third season They had already proven they could win a playoff game and I said now's a good time for me to hop on the Jacksonville bandwagon Jacksonville just feels like I don't know. It's like too obvious too obvious That's how I feel about Detroit too, which is in this category. We haven't even talked about. Yeah. Yeah No, I'm with you Detroit's too obvious and part of this is gonna be You know, I want a fan base that handles success. Well, I think on this list a lot of teams that got punished Are teams whose fans when they achieve sudden success? Just collectively become like the largest group of douchebags on the planet and is that how you feel about Eagles fans? People would describe Patriots What I like about Eagles fans, I will say this you're getting dangerously close to early Bill Simmons era Boston and A Boston Red Sox Boston Celtics where you're making it a lot about you and I think you are over rating The struggle that's what I would say and it's there's a very theatrical Element to all that we had to go through in the empty stadiums at the link and oh The fellowship what we called it up here was right before they like the championships started here They called it the fellowship of the miserable up here But it's theater, right? It's acting some of it is Yeah, I mean like the whole like going to your you know Great -grandfather's grave site the day after the Red Sox won the World Series. There was definitely some of that Okay, I can see that to one up that I will say the morning of the Super Bowl this past year I saw videos from Philly where people were at their grandparents grave sites tailgating And they had run like they were tailgating with their dead relatives I remember walking into the stadium in Arizona being sent these videos Wait a minute Can you imagine like driving by a cemetery and seeing like an RV parked in the middle of it and just like a half dozen people hanging out But that's also part of why I'm weary about Philly like there's always there's already this established fan Subculture and then to be able to fit in I would have to be so extra beyond what I am now And so I think that there's a little bit of pressure there to be there's a high barrier to entry to be a fanatical Eagles fan I think yeah, I also think Philly is a very strong 4 -4 kind of city and I know there are others on the list I'm not saying that's exclusive to Philly But I think it it is Particular there where it's like the diehard Eagles fans are tend to be also diehard Sixers Phillies fans It's not an easy city to sort of pick and choose one team a la carte and have other interests It feels like everyone's very much dialed into all of the teams I know there are other four for four cities people probably listening to the saying or cities like that, too But it feels it feels like some very passionate fans as I know and I think it would be a tough place to just sort Of hop in as just an Eagles fan it would it would anybody else have a candidate to bump up from maybe teams So we're moving the Vikings up right moving the Vikings up Okay, I'm gonna have to you know, the Kevin O 'Connell thing is a me issue.
A highlight from "This Lizzo Story Is Crazy & I Believe Every Word"
"Spotify for podcasters makes it easy to become a podcaster. From your very own phone or PC, you can record and edit your podcasts, then distribute that masterpiece to sites like Spotify, Apple Podcasts, iHeartRadio, and more. Your voice, your vision, your stance. Spotify simplifies it all, free and no catch. You heard me right. Spotify has allowed me the flexibility to share my unique perspective and allow fans to interact with the Q &A polls. Download Spotify for podcasters right now. This Lizzo story is crazy. Welcome to Convo Over Cigars. I'm your host, Derrick Andre Flemming. Man, I'm listening to these three backup dancers talk about Lizzo and what happened while they were dancers on her special tour. And I've spoken in the past on my, me being a huge fan of Lizzo, I am. I've always said that. I think that her rants about body positivity and loving oneself despite your size or your weight were spot on. But these recent allegations against the 35 -year -old four -time Grammy -winning singer are quite disturbing. Like I said, I've always been a huge Lizzo fan, so this is a little bit surprising, some of the things that I'm hearing, and we'll talk about it. The About Damn Time singer has been accused of creating a hostile work environment and sexual harassment by three of her former backup dancers. The lawsuit filed by the dancers also alleged misconduct by her production company, Big Girl Big Touring Incorporated, and her dance team captain, a woman by the name of Shirlene Quigley. Among the claims included in the suit is that Lizzo pressured dancers into unwanted sexual situations, put dancers through grueling and impromptu dance rehearsals, and made extremely insensitive comments about a dancer's weight gain. Now Lizzo pushed back against these allegations claiming that they are as unbelievable as they sound, and too outrageous not to be addressed. She has also hired Hollywood lawyer Marty Singer, this is an attorney who previously worked with Jonah Hill, Kim Kardashian, and Chris Brown. This is who Lizzo has hired to represent her. Now the dancers claim in the lawsuit that touring with the Grammy winner meant working in an overtly sexual atmosphere that subjected them to harassment. While working on Lizzo's tour, these dancers were exposed to outings where nudity and sexuality were a focal point. This was according to a copy of the lawsuit obtained by NBC News. The defendants include Lizzo, whose full name is Melissa Jefferson, her touring company, and tour dance captain. Now one disturbing claim is that while at a nightclub in Amsterdam, Lizzo invited performers to touch nude performers and handle dildos and bananas used in their performances. Out of fear of retaliation, a dancer eventually acquiesced to touching the breast of a nude performer, despite repeatedly expressing an interest in not doing so. I believe the allegations against Lizzo. I do. To just be honest, that's my first gut reaction. This is all true. I don't think people would make up those types of things. I think it's too elaborate, their description of what actually took place. However, I also see a money grab. I feel like these young women are being coached as I watch them coyously being interviewed by the different news outlets. This is a big story. They seem as if they've been told exactly what to say, and their accounts of what actually happened were a little adjusted by attorneys and legal folks. I that believe Lizzo actually did these things, I do. But I think they also knew what they signed up for and actually enjoyed reaping the rewards of being on tour with Lizzo. However, after they were fired, all of these people, these three dancers were all fired. Now they want to spill the beans. It's like when you sign up for something and you know some of the things that are going on are a little bit crazy and unorthodox, but you're on tour with Lizzo. You're making money, you're dancing, you're getting to travel for basically free, you're getting free meals. So they enjoyed it until they got fired. And then once they got fired, they're like, we're just going to tell how bad of a person she actually really is. So I'm calling BS on a lot of this Lizzo shame, a lot of this coming against the Grammy Award winning singer. I've always supported Lizzo. I think her stance against fat shaming and body positivity has been a remarkable one. So I'm calling BS on these dancers basically suing her. I believe it. I believe a lot of what happened. And it is a little bit shocking that she would do some of these things that it makes her sound like she's an over sexualized person who enjoys, you know, kind of like perverted sexual things, you know, especially on her tours. But I think these people kind of knew what was going on. And I'm seeing it puts me in the mind frame of the R. Kelly thing all over again. You never really know who these people are. Lizzo is a huge celebrity. But do you actually really know these people and their private lives? So this is not overly shocking, but I'm kind of calling BS on their lawsuit. We're going to wait and see what transpires with this trending story. You guys have been locked into another edition of Convo Over Cigars. I'm your host, Derrick Andre Flemming. Everybody have a fantastic weekend. Take care.
On This Day in History: The Hamilton-Burr Duel of 1804
"Thing I wanted to talk about was, and this is something I came across, I didn't realize it was today and really has not been covered like it used to be when this commercial came out. But on this day in history, I'm getting this from Fox News. July 11th, 1804, Aaron Burr, mortally wounds, Alexander Hamilton and a duel. Oh, wow. Do you remember that? Yes. You guys remember that from, you know, from high school or junior high history class, right? Is that amazing? That's amazing. It's, it's amazing because, you know, when you talk about how things were settled back then, when it comes to politics, and then you look at today, it's strikingly different. But a quick little history lesson for those who may not know this. And I think we have a drawing from that, from that day as well. Aaron Burr, who was serving as president, Thomas Jefferson's vice president. So Aaron Burr was a vice president. This is like Kamala Harris. All right. So imagine Kamala Harris now, because she's the vice president. Mortally wounded Alexander Hamilton, the first secretary of the treasury in a pistol duel on this day, July 11th in 1804. Burr had long been politically motivated, had a long politically motivated feud with Hamilton. The feud culminated, of course, in a request from Burr for a duel. Now this is how the story goes. Thus, Burr wrote to Hamilton, you have invited the course I'm about to pursue. Nobody writes like this or talks like this anymore. It's amazing. You have invited the course I'm about to pursue and now your silence impose it upon me. While dueling, while dueling was illegal in New York and New Jersey, dueling carried a less harsh penalty in New Jersey. So guess where they did it in New Jersey, Bush and Hamilton agreed to a duel in Weehawken, just over the river from Manhattan on, on the morning of July 11th, 1804, three years earlier, Hamilton's eldest son, Phillip had died in a duel in the same place.
We Don't Need Inspector Clouseau to Get to the "Biden" of This...
"Have the first son who is a admitted coke head? Yeah. How is this a surprise? He got thrown out of the Navy for smuggling in and doing coke. What makes you think he would not do it at his pops house where he thinks nothing can happen to me here? I mean, I see people legitimately saying, Oh no, you know, this is on the other side of where this is going to be from someone from the press, someone from the press. They don't come in somewhere where they get checked and there's a dog sniffing everything every day. I find that hard to believe. I believe I find that. I don't know. I've never been in the white house other than on the basic tour, which I don't think, I think they'd leave out the cocaine room in that tour. They left that out. I think so. Yeah. They left out the Jefferson cocaine room. But how could you get in the white house and not have to go past something that would sense this stuff? Yeah. I mean, I just find that impossible to believe that could happen. There's only two people that could possibly be the first one we've been talking about, right? Is Hunter Biden. Why? Because he has a very well -known publicized cocaine problem that he still has not recovered from, despite what the, the, the, the bumbler in chief there tries to tell you, Oh, I love my son. He's great. Yeah. Okay. Sure. Or it's the guy who used to be there, who you just met with recently, one former president Barack Obama, who also has revealed that he had a cocaine issue when he was younger. So either it's. Well, he hasn't been there though. He was, he's on a boat in the middle of France tweeting about how the under poured this thing. Right. So you just omitted, you just omitted one guy, right? Former president. So that leaves you with, Oh, I don't know. Leaves you with one guy. Yeah. Leaves you with the cocaine guy. This is, this is not like a, we don't need inspector Clouseau here to get to the bottom of
Jim Verdi: Conservative Grievances Are so 1776
"He doesn't have any clue that he messed it up. Alright getting back to some of these issues that Jefferson had and the colonists had with the king. He has forbidden his governors to pass laws of immediate and pressing importance unless suspended in their operation till his ascent should be obtained and when so suspended he is utterly neglected to attend to them. And I got another one in this little section here that I put together too. He has endeavored to prevent the population of these states for that purpose obstructing the laws of naturalization of foreigners, refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither and raising the conditions of new appropriations of lands. Now that is a twofer. The first thing that he that he was talking about there. It dealt with parliament revoking the Plantation Act of 1740 and 1773. The Plantation Act had given each colony the right to enact laws for naturalizing immigrants into its colony. It was viewed as another example of Parliament taking away colonial self rule. But in this twofer, it's kind of obvious exactly what's going on today. The Biden administration's absolutely criminal lack of border security It's caused an invasion of illegal migrant crossings from all over the world in record numbers. We're not just talking about South American countries We're talking about African countries. We're talking about island nations. We're talking about China. We're getting Chinese crossings. Don't we realize that we're confused with China right now? Are they not saber rattling in the South China Sea? Are they not messing with our naval ships and naval planes?
Ben Domenech Comments on Mitch McConnell's Contributions to SCOTUS
"Want to run down some individual names and organizations I want to start with the key The key determinant of this decision yesterday is a fellow from Kentucky by the name of Mitch McConnell And I know that there's some who love to hate on on Cocaine Mitch not me we would not be here today We would not be back to a pre -row and pre Bakke world of individual liberty without the senior senator and the Republican leader all praised a Mitch McConnell As Lincoln said of Jefferson because he made it happen agree or disagree No, I agree with that, but I also think that you know Mitch Mitch is part of this. He's a key part of this absolutely But I also think that just the the effort that was used From the Federalist Society from the just a Judicial Crisis Network from so many other individuals as you know That that spanned so much time and and involved so many different people who were brave enough to go through the gauntlet of these judicial nominations Processes, you know Mitch Mitch needed a team to be able to call up. Let's put it that way I'm just saying most recently had he not held open the vacancy for Scalia none of this would have happened
"The People's Justice" With Judge Amul Thapar
"I'm Hugh Hewitt. Judge Amul Thapar is my guest. He's a judge of the Sixth Circuit of the United States, the most important circuit because it covers Ohio. He's also the author of this brand new book, The People's Justice, which should be a bestseller. I wanna emphasize one thing. You don't need to be a lawyer. You certainly don't need to be a con law professor, a constitutional litigator. It is explanatory about everything that goes on at the court and how the cases develop. And I appreciate that, Judge, so much. I'm gonna go to the most surprising case. I've got five to talk about, one down kilo, three in the after show, which I'll play tomorrow morning, and then Jane Doe versus the United States. I was stunned by this, because it's not a case. It's a denial of cert. And a denial of cert, if everyone knows every denial of cert, I don't know how you even found this, tell people about the case that involves West Point, which I also did not know is the oldest US military installation in the United States, and Jane Doe's trial and her tribulation there, and what Justice Thomas wanted to do. Because the Ferris Doctrine is not easy to understand, but you explained it quite well. Well, thank you. So the Ferris Doctrine isn't easy to understand. And I'll leave in the book why West Point is the oldest, but it should be older. People have to get the book to find out why, and what happened between Washington and Jefferson. But moving forward, there's something called the Federal Tort Claims Act, which allows people to sue the government. So the sovereign was once immune, and as the government became more involved in the people's lives, the people demanded that they be able to sue the government when the government wrongs them. And what started to happen is people wanted to sue the military. Well, you don't want soldiers to be able to sue their bosses for orders and things where they may get hurt. And so there were exceptions to being allowed to sue.
Federal Reserve likely to skip interest rate hike at next meeting in June, officials signal
"Federal Reserve officials are sending out stronger signals they may forgo an interest rate increase at the Central Bank's next meeting. I'm Ben Thomas with the latest. Three leading fed officials have expressed support for the idea of skipping a rate hike in June, fed governor Phillip Jefferson says that would give policymakers time to see more data. President Biden has nominated Jeff sent to be the fed's vice chair, putting him close to the center of fed policy making, the comments come despite a slew of tough talk from other fed policymakers and to disappointing inflation report last week, and those suggesting a pause also indicate hikes could resume later this year. The fed has implemented ten straight hikes pushing its benchmark interest rate to about 5.1%, the highest in 16 years. Ben Thomas, Washington
Asra Nomani Hopeful Thomas Jefferson H.S. Case Goes to SCOTUS
"The parents are going to keep fighting They're excited because they think that this now could go before the United States Supreme Court Here's osra nomani And we expected this decision and we knew the biases of these judges two to one appointed by Democrats who believe in the philosophy of critical race theory And they laughingly use this logic that said there was no disparate impact on Asian American students because oh wow so many Asian American students got into the school What they didn't their knowledge or dare to value was how this was a policy that was a targeted hit on Asian American students It's evident in the text messages that we discovered in our case represented by Pacific legal foundation in which a school board member a bra omesh admitted that the new policy was anti Asian LOL laughing out loud Yeah these were private text messages that the Pacific legal foundation got a hold of that showed school board members admitting that I mean what more evidence do you need What kind of judges are these
Court Rules Thomas Jefferson H.S. Admissions Does Not Discrminate
"A panel of federal appellate judges ruled today That the admissions process of Thomas Jefferson high school for science and technology a prestigious magnet program in fairfax county Virginia Does not discriminate against Asian American applicants The Washington Post reports as argued by a group of parents opposing the admissions changes The ongoing legal battle between the coalition for TJ and the fairfax county school board is over the admissions process which was revised in 2020 school officials said to bring more diversity to the school Locally known as TJ and often ranked as the best high school in the country On Tuesday the U.S. Court of Appeals for the fourth circuit reversed a lower court's decision that the admissions system was an illegal act of racial balancing That's right U.S. district judge Claude Hilton sided with parents last year and concluded that quote the purpose of the board's admissions overhaul was to change the racial makeup to TJ to the detriment of Asian Americans Let me pause here and point out something else One of the ironies of their changing of the system was that more white students were admitted to Thomas Jefferson to TJ after the admissions change The left was gunning for Asian students so much so that yes black admissions did go up but so did white admissions There are more white students now at TJ at Thomas Jefferson school for science and technology than there were before the left medal with the emissions process That's been the effect of this As they try and meddle with the color of the skin of the people who go there rather than assess their merits So the U.S. Court of Appeals for the fourth circuit reverses the lower court's decision
The Left Uses 'Equity' to Destroy Merit-Based Systems
"That I am right nearby the scene of now breaking news this afternoon Which is out of fairfax county Virginia The Thomas Jefferson high school for science and technology has been considered the single best high school in the country It's a unique school It's a public school but for years it's at a very difficult merit based admissions process so that only the absolute best and brightest students could get into it they would then be able to study together with people of similar capabilities similar achievement learning from talented teachers in order to then move on in life to higher education and very successful careers It's a place for very gifted students And so as you might expect it's difficult to get into When you have an admissions process that requires assessing the merit of each of these students But like so many other things the left has tried to get involved and destroy it Merit based things must be destroyed And in its place must be put something called equity Now equity on his face is a nice little euphemism that sounds like it is designed to advance equality but by now you know that that's not the case Equity is racial prejudice dressed up as virtue It is racial prejudice dressed up as virtue So what did the left identify about Thomas Jefferson's high school for science and technology that they didn't like Too many Asians Too many Asian families too many Asian students and that needs to be ended And they weren't shy about this
The Professor vs. The Ploughman With Hadley Arkes
"Of things like critical theory, when I think of deconstruction, it all sounds like gobbledygook and I would argue that part of it is calculated to sound like gobbledygook part of it is calculated to tell common men and women, listen, this is not for you, will take it from here. That seems to me part of the underlying thesis of what we're communicating. That's absolutely right. You know, Jefferson had that line. You could do the same problem to a professor in a ploughman and the planet was an example to get it right. Well, if you want to who said that? Jefferson. Okay, Jefferson said the proof of the problem. I didn't get the word the ploughman. Right. It gives the same question to the Professor of the ploughman and the plowman was his apt to get it right because he's not being distracted by artificial rules or theories. And that is the argument I'm making here. Click the most dramatic example, Eric. You have the matter of transgenderism. Comes before the court and the court decides that if Anthony Stevens, declares himself to be a woman, everybody else around him must be obliged to respect that judgment or put their jobs and their employers in peril. Now, the conservatives look at this and say, well, that's how what sexual discrimination made in 1964. Let's look at, let's look at the legislative history. But that's I could get them anywhere. You have to go beyond the legislative history to consider what sex really is. You know, the congregation for the doctrine of faith once said there's not always been an Italy or a Hungary. But as long as there are human beings, there must be men and women, males, and females. The average man would look at this thing and say, why do you kidding? He's not a he's not a woman. He's a man. In other words, it took certain lawyers. Years of training, absorbing theories of statutory construction to prevent them from seeing what the ordinary man sees it once is imbecilic.
Little progress has been made in curbing too high inflation, Fed's Jefferson says
"Reserve board of governors says there's been too little progress in bringing down inflation. Federal Reserve governor Philip Jefferson says inflation remains too high, and there's been little progress made toward bringing it down. That's not what people wanted to hear. Since there were signs this week that price hikes might be slowing. While inflation has declined nearly 3% from its peak to 4.2% in March, Federal Reserve governor Philip Jefferson says that mostly comes from falling energy and food prices. He says the bad news is. There's been little progress on core inflation. Jefferson's just been nominated by President Biden to serve as the fed vice chair, which would give him greater influence over interest rate policy
"jefferson" Discussed on SI Media Podcast
"My buddy saw kata Sal, how are we doing? All right, how are you? As we get closer and closer to opening day here, I'm excited about that. I'm not as I'm not locked in on opening day. I mean, I'm glad it's coming, but I'm not, I don't have that anticipation yet. It'll build, I guess. Here's the deal. If you do 5 shows a week, 5 hours overnight, you'd be dying for opening. Is an Aaron Rodgers carrying you right now? Yeah, I mean, but even that, it's still been as of this moment the same stuff. You know, the college hopes, I'm not really into that. I mean, we'll do a little bit on it, but locally, yeah, I mean, a little football and mostly just waiting for the mets and Yankees. Then it really starts to kick in and you. Well, the big, big thing this week is the NCAA tournament kicks off. Now we always have this conversation sort of around fantasy football. So I'm just curious, how many brackets are you how many brackets are you going to fill out and pulls are you going to be in? None, I'm not doing any. No. I don't think I've done brackets in a couple years. It's a waste of time and money for me. I don't even enjoy it anymore. I used to love it. I don't enjoy it anymore. I'm always losing. It's a waste of waste of money. It's not even the 20 bucks or whatever it is. It's just a waste of time, really. For me. I'm a UN. None. You're not doing one either? I haven't done a bracket and probably I'd say 7, 8 years. Wow. Now you bet the game's individually? Yes. Okay. So at least you have that. The brackets amateur hour. I'd rather just my mother may fall out of bracket. I haven't watched a college basketball game over yet, but I'll be betting every game of the tournament. I don't even, I get invited to these box pools. I did it last year, but it's just annoying to me that I'm checking the final score. I need to do something that I enjoy. And here's the problem with I'm not trying to pick on the same thing again, but with a wife and a kid, there's no chance I'm enjoying anything that happens. There is a theme game. So Thursday, will you watch any of the games? That's enough. Possibly. What time do they start? Noon, right? Yeah. I'm working in the morning show. I'm working the morning show Thursday and Friday. Oh, I got to write this down. I got to remember this. On Friday. This is a wild weekend. Put your dog hat on here. So Friday, I'm doing the morning show Friday. I have an 1140 flight from JFK to go down a port saint Lucy, then I'm doing a live show from for S and Y from there. And then I'm gonna watch the game and potentially Friday night. Yeah, Friday night, right. Well, that's a big day. You're doing 6 to ten on WFA on Friday. Get on the flight to Florida and do a show. Show at 6 o'clock for S and Y. Show is actually 5 30, where I'll be doing live. I'll be a part of it live from Port St. Lucie. And when do you fly home? Monday morning. What do you do with Saturday and Sunday?
"jefferson" Discussed on SI Media Podcast
"Growth in this sports media industry? Do you think? Or do you think it's just a side thing to have fun with? I think it's both. I think it's both. I didn't use social media when I was a player because I didn't really like social media. That's why I think maybe some people didn't realize, I think my personality when I retired, they didn't really, they were like, wait, Richard, is this way or Richard's funnier? Because I just wanted to stay away from social media. I came in and error where we didn't have it. I like the anonymity of it. I didn't need all that. And then I retired and they were like, Richard, you need a presence because it helps amplify what you say and what you do, right? So I did some Instagram, I did some Twitter. I don't like Twitter. I have like, you know, 2000 tweets in the history of my maybe 3000 in all of Twitter. I'm not a big Twitter guy. 'cause I think it's just toxic and pointless and there's nothing there to really be had. But I think TikTok, when I started doing that, I started to understand the younger audience that's on there. I started engaging with them. I started asking questions with them. I started, you know, we started a TikTok segment on ESPN. And when I tell you, I'm going to tell everybody this. So we do a TikTok segment on ESPN, where I put it on my channels and I say, hey, tell us your hot take. Tell us who you think should your postseason awards. People submit to that. Now, we get a hundred submissions. So now you have a hundred people that are reposting ESPN that are reposting MBA today to their channels. And then after that, we take 5 or four, and then we comment on the air. So then after we comment on the air, we pull the content, we put it on social media, we send it to these influencers into these content creators. Now, they repost holy shit. We just made ESPN. Only and we're in me per today. Malika, we're all reacting to them. So they feel seen. They feel heard. And every time we've done it, Jimmy, we've gotten millions of views, millions of views every time we do it. And so you see the power of social.
"jefferson" Discussed on How to Be a Better Human
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"jefferson" Discussed on Southern Ghost Experience
"So <Speech_Female> <SpeakerChange> <Advertisement> <Speech_Female> after <Speech_Female> that, I was <Speech_Female> able to go back <Speech_Female> to sleep, like <Speech_Female> nothing really <Speech_Female> happened, <SpeakerChange> but that <Speech_Female> was really <Speech_Female> interesting. <Speech_Female> Yeah, and <Speech_Female> I would say we <Speech_Female> overall, we <Speech_Female> had <Speech_Female> some really good <Speech_Female> experiences <Speech_Female> that we can <Speech_Female> only share verbally. <Speech_Female> We can't necessarily <Speech_Female> present any <Speech_Female> evidence, just yet. <Speech_Female> Which is <Speech_Female> going to be definitely be changing <Speech_Female> as we <Speech_Female> <SpeakerChange> grow as <Speech_Female> ghost hunters, <Speech_Female> but <Speech_Female> right now, <Speech_Female> it just <Speech_Female> is a great memory <Speech_Female> of what got <Speech_Female> us started into <Speech_Female> ghost hunting, as <Speech_Female> well as our <SpeakerChange> experiences <Speech_Female> growing up. <Speech_Female> I'm <Speech_Female> so excited <Speech_Female> that we <SpeakerChange> got to <Speech_Female> share that. <Speech_Female> Especially there <Speech_Female> for <Speech_Female> nostalgic reasons <Speech_Female> now that's going <Speech_Female> to be in such a really <Speech_Female> special <SpeakerChange> place <Speech_Female> to me. <Speech_Female> I had <Speech_Female> <Advertisement> a lot of fun. <Speech_Female> It was <Speech_Female> so much fun <Speech_Female> <Advertisement> to explore <Speech_Female> the town <Speech_Female> and we'll <Speech_Female> always have <SpeakerChange> this <Speech_Female> experience together. <Speech_Female> Yeah, <Speech_Female> I'd <SpeakerChange> agree with you. <Speech_Female> The Jefferson <Speech_Female> hotel <Speech_Female> was <Speech_Female> a great first <Speech_Female> experience. <Speech_Female> If you're a ghost hunter, <Speech_Female> you want to go <Speech_Female> somewhere really <Speech_Female> fun, a small town, <Speech_Female> something where <Speech_Female> you could kind of get <Speech_Female> away and not <Speech_Female> be around too many people, <Speech_Female> but <Speech_Female> maybe around a lot of <Speech_Female> spirits. 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"jefferson" Discussed on Southern Ghost Experience
"It just creeped me out completely. Yeah, you and I we really didn't have baby dolls. We had barbies. And if the room was full of barbies, I would be like, yay, let's play this on fire. But I don't know what the really the difference is between barbies and the actual dolls, but that really creeped me out. And that's actually, of course, one of the rooms that you can stay in. And I know when you and I were thinking about booking a room that was definitely the note room. We were both very adamant that we are not staying there. I think it's funny that we chose, we wanted to go to a very haunted hotel, very haunted hotel. But did not want to stay in any of the haunted rooms. I think we're a little too. That was a little too much for us for our first ago, but there were definitely nopes on our list. The doll room definitely being up there. And I believe the owner also said that he's seen the two milled children in there before. Well, not at the time anyway. I needed to lightly dip my toes into the spooky pond, but I didn't want to go like head first. What would you consider at first, really? Probably staying in room 19. That would have been just going at all the way. Yeah, I ran 19 was definitely a terrifying feeling. Why don't you tell everybody about that experience? Where I'm 19 is the last room down the hallway. And there's a little stain glass sign that says 19. So you can see where you're going as you're walking down this hallway. You know it's coming up. You and I, we already know some of the history behind 19. We also wanted a real genuine experience. I didn't want to get too hyped up have some sort of false idea of what I was going to experience in there. So as we were walking down the hallway, I kind of tried to calm myself down just room. I'm sure the stories are fake or but whenever we got to the door, everything changed. I remember you looked at it and you said, nope, I'm not going in there. Yeah, it was like an immediate immediate feeling of feeling uncomfortable and reportedly those are shared feelings, feeling uncomfortable, feeling sadness, feeling dread. Just those really awful vibes. And I just, I did not want to go into that space. So I set out fight in the hallway, but the realm was actually small enough to where I could see all of it except the bathroom. So because you wouldn't go in there, I felt like, well, I'm going. So I opened the door and the first thing that you see was the bed, specifically the really tall bedpost that's in there. We're both short, so everything's really tall, but this is a really tall headboard. Right, I'm four 11. It's massive, but it's also very beautiful. You could tell someone hand carved it. And I don't know anything about wood. It looks expensive. It looks like someone really took a lot of time and effort to carve this thing. So I saw that. I immediately felt so sad. And I felt a lot of dread. I didn't feel like I was going to be attacked. I didn't feel like I was in danger. I felt a lot of anger being pointed in my direction, whatever was in this room, because there was definitely someone or something. They did not want me in there..
"jefferson" Discussed on Southern Ghost Experience
"So there's also the mill children, which I know that ghosty kids are also in your big note list, but these are the spirits of two young boys who used to work at the Jefferson hotel when it was a mill, witnesses actually report hearing them laugh and play in the hallways, and I really think they like to play tricks on the guests as well. Then there's also room 19. It's a little on the darker side. This room is said to have two hauntings. Of course, the information that we found online and that we read about differs here and there, so we're gonna pull together what information that we found to be the most consistent, which is about Judy and she was apparently a prostitute at the Jefferson. And the story goes that she was stabbed to death and left in a bathtub. And witnesses actually report seeing her in the mirror in the bathroom, where she writes her name or asks for help. And then there's also Elizabeth. Elizabeth wasn't engaged woman and she hung herself on the headboard when her husband to be didn't show up for the wedding. And of course, local historians that think she was probably pregnant as that would probably explain why she may have hung herself. As women at the time were shunned, they were humiliated. If they had a child outside of wedlock, it was just this big emotional ordeal and I don't think that she saw much light at the end of the tunnel, so to speak. But her haunting is tied to the bed that is currently in room 19. And she's not necessarily tied to the room itself. Those are well-known hauntings that said to haunt the Jefferson, but you and I shared a lot of experiences together. So let's walk everyone through our first day and our first night at the Jefferson. Whenever we were deciding to book this trip, we weren't sure how many nights that we wanted to stay. Since this was our first ghost trip. I don't know if we really wanted to stay longer than two nights. So we opted for two. We thought that's long enough that's not too spooky. That's just the right amount of spooky. And then we can go home. Yep, there was definitely a spook meter that we were going to be reaching with our first two nights there. So whenever you and I actually entered in the hotel for the first time, we got to meet one of the owners and she checked us in to the hotel. She and her husband actually recently bought the hotel and they've been doing a lot of reconstructions. In the lobby, there was a lot of fun and interesting antique. They had actually just opened a hotel back up when we decided to book. So we were the first few guests that got to stay at their Jefferson after it had reopened. And wouldn't you know it?.
"jefferson" Discussed on Southern Ghost Experience
"My must do items one a week ago back to Jefferson is go to this house called the grove. Now it's one of those houses that is owned by one owner, they actually live in the house. But apparently it's known as one of the most haunted locations in Texas. I remember watching a lot of videos about this as well as reading a lot about this house and the spirit of a lady and a white dress tends to take the same path through the house and I believe the owner of the home believes it's the original owner of the home. So he believes that a lot of these spirits that hang around this house love this home. And I also remember him talking about a gentleman with a beard who tends to protect the property as well, which the grove, like I said, is on my to do list and hopefully in non COVID times or hopefully we can be let into the home and do an investigation. I would love that. That's definitely on my to do. I know we drove by it quite a bit. We were hoping we would just see something, I think that this man with a beard, he also can be seen starting through the flowers. As if he's late for an appointment, I don't know if this is the same guy or if this is another, but then there's also a mischievous spirit in the den who was fond of the ladies. Gotta be a little careful with those naughty ghosts out there. But there's all these other places that we can definitely explore other than the Jefferson hotel, which I really hope we take that opportunity. So Sarah, we've talked about the history of Jefferson. We even talked about some of the really cool hotels there. We actually stayed at the Jefferson hotel. After the town's population dropped, the building actually reopened as a hotel in brothel. And fun fact. During the prohibition, the hotel hosted a secret speakeasy called a Crystal Palace, and they also have a book at the hotel that's called the book of the dead. The book of the dead. Yes that was incredible to look through. However, there was an original book of the dead that the original owners took with them once they ended up selling it to this new couple that came through that we actually stayed at underneath their care when we went to the Jefferson hotel, but it still had a few experiences in there, but apparently this other book had stories upon stories of experiences from guests and should you have an experience you have the chance to share yours in the book. We didn't place anything in the book ourselves, but we definitely had our experiences. Wouldn't you say? I absolutely so we've talked about all the really cool history elements of Jefferson, but I think it's important for us to get to the meat of the story, which is actually the Jefferson hotel itself, as well as the ghosts that allegedly reside there. To our knowledge, there are a few ghosts that stay at the Jefferson hotel. There is the vanishing man. He's a male figure who wears a long trench coat. He said to randomly appear in the hotel rooms and stare at guests before disappearing. Yeah. Big old note for you, isn't that right, Michelle? Oh, that's a huge note for me, dog. Yeah..
"jefferson" Discussed on Southern Ghost Experience
"Dark outside, so it was just right. And we went into this graveyard and you're just taken away by the beauty. I know some people may be like, can I grab your baby beautiful? Well, I think so. I think there's a lot of really cool monuments to the people that we love. Sarah, you and I, we actually took a lot of time looking at a lot of these gravestones. And we noticed that some of these gravestones are so old. They don't even have dates on them. Yeah, if I remember correctly, some people's birth dates were spring of 18 74. It was just this wild experience because I had never seen such an old graveyard before. And of course, we're from the south, so this is like really old land, but to come to a place like this and explore the graveyards, you have these beautiful entrance with these trees that are massive, but they're billowing over the road as you drive in and all these different monuments and I think that was actually when we started to learn about time investing in a lot of the history is once we started walking around and I can't remember the history on this, maybe this is something we'll have to share at a later date. Do you remember that really small graveyard that we are great that we found and it was like a baby's grave and they had pennies and whatnot like little gifts and trinkets and I have seen them before in other graveyards like in New Orleans, but nothing that I knew of from local history. I just don't remember all that information. Do you? I couldn't find anything on the Internet and I thought we were looking and trying to find something like there's a website called find a grave. We thought maybe we would look there..
"jefferson" Discussed on Southern Ghost Experience
"There's apparently a legend that Jay, who was an American railroad developer, was wanting to bring his railroad through Jefferson, but apparently the whole town refused because they had so much success that was steamboats. And Jay, of course, was upset and declared that grass would grow in the street and bat would roost in the beverage. I'm just like, I guess that was a really, really, really big mean thing to say back in the day. But I do remember we were reading up about him and the hotel, which is actually across the street from the Jefferson hotel, which is a whole cool experience all its own. He actually wrote in the registry the end of Jefferson. He packed up and left Jefferson and took his railroad all the way to Dallas, Texas. And I do remember one of the cool things that we got to tour when we were there was actually the railcar called the Atalanta, somehow they were able to bring it back to Jefferson. This is where visitors could come up into where this every day, which I thought was really fascinating. Oh, absolutely. I think we were able to look inside of the cart, but we weren't able to go in there and kind of see it like in person. It was so unfortunate too, 'cause I just remember a walking by it and reading a historical marker and that of course they had tours that you could actually book through the excelsior hotel if I remember correctly, but unfortunately at the time they were doing node force. But I think the one that we loved to learn about the most other than Jay gold was diamond bessie. There was a young lady her name was actually Annie stone, but she was known as diamond bessie, but she was mysteriously murdered in 1877. This is just to show how wildly old this town is. And here we are in 2022, and this is these are legends from 1877. I would hate to be mysteriously murdered and only known for my mysterious death, but it's pretty cool, right? Is it cool to be remembered that your murder? I mean, it's a really cool story. Because any apparently was thought to be this very beautiful woman in men wanted her attention and I wish I was this beautiful, maybe one day, you know what, I am, I am that beautiful. I'll just have you. You are beautiful. Yes. Well, apparently these men would give her diamonds. So the only way I would know that I mean we could call me diamond Sarah is by getting diamonds. But eventually she meant this gentleman name Abraham a real child and became his mistress and apparently she became pregnant and told Abraham and he did agree to marry her and the only reason he wanted to marry Annie was just wanting her moolah the assets and of course he didn't tell her that this is definitely the legend the story behind it. But apparently she had a picnic with Abraham and he shot her. And Abraham was brought to trial. He was convicted and the ruling was over turned. So this poor woman never got her justice and she just is a young lady in a gorgeous grave and their local cemetery now. Speaking of the graveyard, we actually got to say bessie's grave. Whenever we went to the graveyard, it was probably the coolest time to do this. It was overcast. It was misting. I think it was stirring to get a.
"jefferson" Discussed on Southern Ghost Experience
"Also, it's October. And all the leaves are changing. And there's a little crispness outside. And it was just, it was the perfect time to take a trip. Yeah, I remember getting my outfits together, wearing the absolute wrong shoes ever to do this trip, but we were just so excited to do this experience together. So of course it was cost effective as well. So anybody who is looking in to go to the Jefferson hotel, you could definitely do a really cool weekend, you know, underneath $300. And some change for some great little restaurants around there. But I think when we were really mulling around on the idea of doing this trip and we decided on Jefferson, we had done a lot of research and almost spooked ourselves a little because we started watching YouTube videos and whatnot. About Jefferson and the hotel itself. But I know that you gathered a lot of history about the town itself and I would love for you to share that with our listeners. What I found was that from about 1845 to 1873, Jefferson was one of the most important trade centers in Texas. Trade was mostly done by steamboat at the time. Jefferson can owe its success to a log jam. They called this the great raft. The jam allowed surrounding bayous to fill up, making passage for the steamboats possible. They steamboats, which have all major ports going down to New Orleans and up to St. Louis. A man, what do you think time wise that took steamboat at the time going all the way to St. Louis? New Orleans, stuffing at. I mean, I'm assuming there were different ports along the way that they stopped at, but that's such a cool thing for Jefferson to have experienced and I can only imagine what it was during its heyday. I have never even been on a cruise. So I have no idea how long it would take them to go from port to port. I'm sure that they saw a lot, and I'm just thinking, maybe we should find a ghost ship in the future. That would be a lot of fun and terrifying. Very. So of course with having trade by steamboat, they were able to attract a lot of merchant and aristocrats and immigrants because of population was growing. Jefferson had little stores that would pop up. Of course, hotels, which would include brothels, mills, and factories were also built. Yeah, I think it's really interesting how this fact of all this commerce coming in really boom the economy.
"jefferson" Discussed on Southern Ghost Experience
"Sisters that grew up in a home that we believe was, or is still haunted. However, today we're going to talk about our first experience ghost hunting at a 170 year old building and hotel in Jefferson, Texas. The Jefferson hotel. Have you ever been through a small town with ruins, old buildings, and remnants of what used to be? If you're from the south, you may be familiar with these towns grasping hole of what fused citizens it has left. Yet is still full of mystery in life. Michelle and I are no strangers to this. As we grew up in an old oil boom town, that at one point had thousands in population. These towns may have a dwindling population. But there are some citizens who will never leave even after death. When we pulled up to the Stuart Jefferson hotel in Jefferson, Texas,.
"jefferson" Discussed on Historically Thinking
"So middle solid and the third category said were i'd remnants without ability to focus and remarkable Students chose the most popular subject. Smith met this does not suggest people laugh where wild lana doing. Professional degrees the average agent students with older Began sixteen older than many often colleges in america and a lot of these colleges were basically just teaching high school. Ah evil raising as long as you can. Translate the bible and greek. You guess harvard. John trumbull artists could have gotten away with twelve because he was that good translations but it was realized is too young so these are these are much over to them. And if he bought me thinking about edgar allan poe who actually turns out to be probably a better student than i realized yes but then there's also what's henry top wiler who's revelation who's goes onto basically one of the founders of the university of alabama and abolitionist that so he didn't last long in alabama but then how did a successful profitable school coeducational school. Yes so you find in your book find people like that as as well as a point even sing so old. Because jefferson zog migration will one day be considered like which the justice out predecessors and the ad hoc point lead us used bring bell improve and better society and that he insisted each generation needs able to rethink the future. an shouldn't be held by Dead end of the possible by which he meant tradition. That wasn't based on reason fault and so he wanted people like top island who go off to do things that he himself made never envisaged he was not particularly for looking into the teaching women. Huffily that was public because he wanted the invest. Have real influence. Women were excluded from politics. He suddenly gave his daughters and granddaughters. An excellent education took seriously. I'm let's finish up Another yard another thing against contract. I assumed was that. The university of virginia was su generous on. There is a book by two alumni on ten years ago in maine but they made really these claims about how every modern american university takes after university. Virginia and i. I think i might have read a review or picked it up and said to myself. No get into and then just but you make the case that it has institutional children and They occur in some really interesting ways for for one thing. I as a freshman lived in sylvester house at the johns hopkins university and was laid to find out that sylvester had taught at the university of virginia for three months before getting into fight with sword with a student and left-back franklin but still there was a way in which there's one small connection between uva and johns hopkins but there's some other connections are like mit. Which i had no idea former faculty was as president and introduce many of the traditions university of fat. The genu- is always very difficult. Also down so. It's very difficult to demonstrated Obviously anyone like jefferson sell says influenced by number places factors but dome able to detail The impact to the investment michigan. Mit off the university of texas. Austin the dexter engines made claim actors influential throughout the south. The most influential idea which was not entirely is borrowed from revolutionary france. Degree from germany added to be tried. I would No carolina but was really popularized by. Jefferson's us us do. Virginia was the idea of elected curriculum. A- students chose subjects. This has become a whole american so so contrast younger certification that it's it's like tanya yellow has wait two electives oxford or any of the bruce universities What what was the influence in harvard. I was restricted with four of audits. Greatest presidents who took a specific interest in jefferson. the dumb. The fest was soon off to jefferson. Died instantly one of the reasons To opt best young professes visited jefferson. A couple of times while building This virginia this joe tickner endeavor everett's edwin evers. Actually notice repulsed on the university. That again helped to popularize it some ideas. Of course they were also the german universities so the getting several ways of attending jefferson Wide jimmy suddenly at some of the best universities in wella headed a time of enough He is before americans in any numbers over to study in germany. Just czar quincy when he became president of off. Today's twin before he took office. He tried to travel down to look at the st of virginia. Not only Who prevented than heads back. Washington when he discussed typhoid devika investing lockdown some contemporary. But charles eliot would not just presence hopper as the the big reform predicted folders kendall to the nineteen sixties fifties yesterday book. Jefferson's ideas education at if costs people i hidden. Baxter adams was one of the first of the professors at johns hopkins university which is often regards Which is a bit dramatic. Is research been developing. Upping invest is a semi less Research lab archery and that that was a derives. 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"jefferson" Discussed on Historically Thinking
"Very much. So but it's interesting. It gives a number of different reasons of type for education. More thinks is important to pass. The most developed is his blueprint university from raw fish. Gap commission Eighteen and the dealt with his prime a deep political at craig a republican in this any university. That would train. The lead would put aside self-interest Recognize that self was always going to be interested dependable. Which is why sydney educated citizenry in public. Education lectured only guffman accountable. So the his bill of seventeen seventy nine. They very elaborate though for schools elementary grammar and for college reform. That's failed twice in france to Failed treats offers. I'm gonna Today said oh. He sacrificed schools. Listen project to the university are never wavered from saint schools more poll to you have to choose between training elite training. The population is better to have schools. The reason he could never get it cost insisted the schools be secular. So obsessive is what we've used that he didn't vote. clergy teachings. schools ain't wanted to exclude them. So when does he begin. This is a very convoluted story. We're just Escape over the but it is another change of my is that you often have the idea. That jefferson is the idealist. he's pure for politics. He's above the fred. James madison is the word boss. Jefferson is sending him directives. Monticello jimmy madison pull the strings. But what you see Beginning in eighteen fourteen when he starts in earnest you see a masterful. Yes how sir. Particle politician the person that any any history department would want as sheriff because he's smarter tougher than the deem and he writes all his admits himself he's her humphrey appleby would love him. Yes i mean so could you describe a little bit. how he how. He wheels in the us quite remark in for. I mean up until his death. He's wheeling and dealing i a university keep on Sure offs this is the greatest revelation to me to look at him. A hybrid is political skills. And see this one projects which he has a vision. The implements is in detail against extraordinary opposition lease from presbyterian soon virginia and Look other locations. That wanted to house the university of virginia. I cannot actually think the had stated that any connection will spent so long thinking devising Spending hot during the ideals secretive If but just to give you wanted his political skills. I'd he presented calculate every breath needs reach building ob- but talk about obsessive. That's that's the us dustin so not dressed night custody buildings. And why didn't you just give the of all tied Staggering it and jefferson apparently locked. And unfortunately this got into the pressed is great embarrassment and said well you count stuff. More than what loaded hot potato I actually sometimes mischievous while it's doing He managed to get come the more expensive bill. Serious buildings of the washington. Dc can now say they say that the took the three biggest public works projects at the time. The erie canal basin the capital and the university of virginia. Which is some perspective on. The bill is pasta in the middle of of virginia's worst financial crises history. Eighteen nineteen the depression which celebrates jefferson so bankruptcy but the fact that st louis managed to persuade stroll written notes. But he did it through basically getting hold of this idea that albermarle had a academy. Yes creating elaborate plan for it. Which shows that he was already thinking of taking the small school private school and making something else steers that briefly. Something called central college. Yes and then. Eventually the bill. For the university of virginia all through masterly use of writing the minutes himself Keeping track of all the details and a bunch of really talented young men who are all actually making his argument for him in the legislature. He's very good at using people to do. All that is he'll joseph cabello campbell who tugs coughing logged usa. Say he played the jobs that Medicine played in congress The front that Jefferson shames him into staying to argue the thing even though he's coughing up blood. It's amazing also. The manipulation the way the uses emotional manipulation on john harbor all these people to like keep them their hand to the plow as yes right something. It's really a remarkable studied leadership. So let's talk with missouri crisis and I've heard you talk about this before. Recent unpleasantness i think right before about the The lack of link which i always had my head between the missouri crisis and the university in the founding of university. So this is. This is the increasingly as i'm reading the book Slavery is one of the most important things in jefferson's life in a context without which it's impossible to understand it and yet It increasingly seems he's working on. He's having several children by a woman he owns at the time and yet it doesn't seem i find less than less now in your argument. I'm less persuaded that slavery's at the center of his concerns for university university. I guess that's your intention as your it absolutely is not least. University issued a report as slavery commission.
"jefferson" Discussed on Historically Thinking
"As is often point out by alumni but the university of virginia thomas. Jefferson's tombstone declares foundation of that university as his third great achievement but does not mention his presidency of the united states. Jefferson had a vision of what a great university could and should be the political talent and allies to see that vision implemented. That vision was an intimate part of his republican political philosophy. I was hopes and fears for the fate of the republic whose creation he had participated as andrew. Shaughnessy writes in his new book. The illimitable freedom of the human. Mind thomas jefferson's idea of universty acknowledging that his ideas utopian jefferson regarded himself as idealist when benefit humankind proof society in. Offer a happier life. Andro shaughnessy is vice. President of the thomas jefferson foundation monticello. The saunders director of the barber International center for jefferson studies is most recent book was the man who lost america british leadership the american revolution in the state of empire which was awarded george washington book prize. Andro shaughnessy welcomed historically thinking low. Allan thank you very much. Indeed for inviting me onto shug. Will we on your patch. Were in the right next to your office in the center for jefferson studies and sort of on a my well. Our mutual patch early virginia. And i promised a don't indulge my own patch my my own struggle passions all that much of the pint cast not a podcast about revolution. Early national america. But this time. I heard to dive in to avoid as i sent you an email. Avoid talking about things like gum. The reverend james murray's the particulars of his theology or charleston versus political philosophy so on various other obscure virginia politicians who are extremely important at the time a backman made the best politicians tended to stay in state legislatures. Don't leave aside. So let's talk about. Thomas jefferson and his early life in many ways. You serve confirm what. I've always suspected that. So much of the design of university of virginia is based on thomas. Jefferson's early learning. I did not say education. I said what he actually learned. He took out of his education described his early education and his from you know from his childhood best. We know it as central components of his vision idea. The unionist is a community with professors. Must play paternal role elicits reflected in his own ellie education college. William and. Mary was especially important in the wall. Lay professor on the faculty. Williams moore who was scottish and Encountered the scholarship light exposed jefferson to sciences really a very role education but more importantly introduced into his friends jolt. Twigs would become a professor of law In in america of college. William and mary and francis faulk ya. The jaffna news have musical evenings intellectual evenings together a and he regarded. That really is what it would most. I to attain in his youth this Stir of compensation social gathering an intellectual dialogue. Yeah to you. Have some response that you cite between move back to our list of obscure. Virginia politicians little tazewell Waller yes whose father grandfather educated in a very well and then sent him to. George whipped when he was like twelve to learn hebrew and greek. But he will he described from with and what sent george tucker described who's with successor as Progressive law way. Mary news this deep. Deep studying in with parlor Very exhorting oxbridge mangas. Going to use to study even though with had no connection to oxford anywhere of But it was very. It was very much lived where the teacher is. Also a is pi day. They they are. They are something that the students student student is studying the teacher as well as the subject and that seems to jefferson seems to have wanted to from the very beginning to create that hostility in future college. The it's amazing. How early this begins though. Yeah there's what's the first year that he begins his ideas of education reform in establishing a new kind of college. Sir really begins in seventeen seventy nine. I argued bull in a way intellectually disposed. Do why do you think that just the breakfast. His interest and his love of teaching Discovery to be a low. I've seen it mentioned many times. I've never really reflected on the way that he would invite young people sometimes to can stay with him. He gives them reading. This will greatly with them for era with would do forgets. Even if he wasn't teaching them law like they would just stay with him tutor on those two. Here's jefferson even after. He stopped practicing law after he hated practicing wall. Ryan apparently may still teaching people law. Yes people still read law with him. It remains the those base Subject but he was great. Believe that to study law. You have to have a up background and spend at least three years reading subject terrorist which is interesting because it's there many investors today which allegedly teach north graduate degree is idea robbery flex participants actually to educational Foles seventy nine. during the american revolution. The dates is remarkable because benedict donald at british beginning. Their reigns on the coast of virginia would any beat Actually invaded virginia. It's interesting how jefferson's still thinking of the postal sasaski at house would make it that. I'm really argued throughout That while he may be predisposed to Education system much like franklin even if the the the states audit british america. It's the american revolution led really gets into To introduce education reform delivery remarkable. The consists holiday of proposing public school system in virginia. Which would be fest anywhere in the world massachusetts connecticut. Scotland.
"jefferson" Discussed on The Michael Berry Show
"Always talking to seth baron about his new book last days of new york and we're talking about what he calls the worst mayor in new york history bill de blasio so we see a lot of the silly things he says and the silly things you know the the minor things he does that are not the major contributors to the the sort of decline of new york but what are the objective measures of his administration Just complete incompetence competence and inability to pick up the trash failure to police the streets but defunding them or or not empowering officers to do their jobs. What are tangible things that are happening. That are making new york. Less nice to live in and visit saw okay. Public safety is one thing. There's been a series of new laws enacted at the state and local levels which yes handcuffed the police and make it very difficult for them to do their jobs The state has bail reform essentially eliminating the possibility of signing bale to people. Most people arranged. Now leave court and go back out on the streets immediately so nobody very few people are held in jail anymore There was a discovery reform. Meaning that All all witness information turned over to the defense almost immediately and this is chilled witness participation in criminal investigations the right to know law Gave may made that police when they're trying to search a suspect have to inform them that they don't have to consent to the search This is unique in america and basically it's allowed criminals to say. Oh well forget it. Then and then they walk away with their gun in their pocket A diaphragm law. Meaning that any police officer. A police officers can be prosecuted if they Supposedly lean on. Someone's chest while arresting them which could have struck their airflow elimination qualified qualified immunity which makes officers personally liable for a lawsuit during arrest if they you know it's it's it during the use of force if the erected you know considered injurious in some way or another there's been a whole series of of these types of Accidents which will make it very difficult for any future mayor to try to increase policing this is all baked. didn't now it's like codify chaos To blasier has made a huge effort to destroy education We do have some of the best public high schools in new york city and de. Oh and the rest of his His crew have eliminated standards. They now have Like there's a very good junior highschool lab school which is now said that they will no longer co teach advanced math. The idea is that nobody you know remember. There was no child left behind well. The the de blasio administration motto. No child gets ahead. Don't want any screen schools. They don't want any like different. You know every class should be the same They see it all as you know. Part of racial justice de blasio has sworn wealth. Redistribution is his primary goal. He said that he wants if he had his druthers he would control every square inch of real estate in the city and determine uses its purposes and who gets to live there. I mean i could go on. And on he's had a whole list of You know attacks. On small businesses stricter regulations raising the minimum wage to fifteen dollars. I mean that took place at the state level. Cuomo is all behind it You know so. A plenty of things that will make it You know homelessness refusal to deal with the homeless and mentally ill You know populating the streets of the city you know. I had a real estate firm in the late. Nineties and my favorite types of clients were corporate relocation folks who were coming from either san francisco or new york because They were leaving a four hundred thousand to a million dollar tiny little condo and you could buy a nice three to if not a four three and and some dirt and still be relatively close to the action and they were just blown away at what their dollars a could do in this community. I can't imagine going from where. I am in texas in houston Where our money goes so much further and relocating to new york. And that's why. I think most people everybody i know who lives in new york like yourself Manhattan's where they are where they've always been and they can't imagine anything else. I mean jim. African has five kids and they live in like thousand square foot place or twelve hundred square foot place and this is the guy who makes a lot of money in this tiny little space. But i don't think they'd live anywhere else. Everybody's got their choice. That's what makes america great got all types of people living all types of situations And you know. I'm not gonna look down to people. Who have you know a big house on a big run on a big lot. I mean that sounds great. In fact i can greater and greater You kind of talked yourself into that right there. Yeah i did But you know the whole thing with new york city. Is the public space right. We've got parts. The streets and people can tolerate living in cramped quarters if they have this precious public space that they can go and enjoy but the problem with de blasio and with the progressives have done They've taken the attitude that the worst thing to do is to arrest somebody so You know people can jump subway turnstiles and smoke in this in the in the in the subway cars and threatened people. They can sell drugs in the park. They can you know do all kinds of do drugs in the park Play loud music. Drink many people on the streets And this is what makes this is really where things get like sketchy because nobody quality of life is a super. I mean the the left like sneer at people who talk about quality of life and say things like oh go back to iowa i mean and they say this to people who were born here and have lived here for seventy years It's it's a very Scary and untenable way to run a city to allow miscreants and hooligans to base could take the vibe on the streets and that's what we're increasingly see happening if you don't have a big yard then you count on being able to go to the park and relax. I hope it's not the last days of new york. It's a historically a great american city But for now it. Sure looks like it. Seth baron from the american mind. The book is the last days of new york a reporters true available. Now thank you. Buddy is letting and good night..
"jefferson" Discussed on Daily Detroit
"And we've got to find ways to support them as well too. I think a rule that jefferson. He's can play. We can do more of this. We should do more of this. Is working to support those agencies and helped coordinate better but that's a topic for another time. I know my good friend. Maginnis santa's has just written volumes on. Who's looking at work and to give people context. I'm just doing some quick back of the math calculations only to give me a sense of scale obviously economically. They're very different but the area that you just talked about is the same size as like three or four of the grows points and double the population. Yeah gosh this is part of the thing. When i get depressed on gray february day where it's like fourteen degrees during out here at. This is a lot of other. Cities have much more robust networks of community organizations. And you know we're asked to do a lot out here with enormous need. And i think we're getting better at it but there just hasn't really been historically in this town to sort of long term systematic investment in community development organizations and and i know people at different theories about that the tension between the strong mayor system and sort of a tradition of labour organizing you know. Cdo's don't fit nicely in that labor management dialectic but at the end of the day. It's you know we've always viewed our role jeffries. How can we be a strong partner with the city of detroit to deliver services and be a force multiplier but then how do we also tap into what residents are telling us identify resident need and see if we can find other innovative and creative solutions. And i'm so that over the years a lot of the work that we've done sort of led to really good city programs. I mean i'll give you an example like our neighborhood comsat process. We kind of got that funded. You know to take the midtown model of where you bring police and community together and develop cuny driven responses to crime and find a way how you get folks mental health services instead.
"jefferson" Discussed on Daily Detroit
"Along jefferson from three seventy five to the grosse pointe border one of the organizations. That's undoubtedly making an impact. Is jefferson east inc or j. And they do it not just with flashy projects but in very personal ways so just helping detroiter stay in their homes. The nonprofit covers five neighborhoods with more than eighteen square miles of area and forty two thousand people in their service area. That's bigger than many suburbs as someone who knows. His area decently well. I also know lots of people right off the east side. At first glance parts of it have been some of the hardest hit in detroit. But whether it's the beautiful houses of indian village or jefferson chalmers the the economic development that has slowly but surely been firing up or of course the proximity to one of our regions. Most important resources the detroit river. Well i wouldn't sleep on this part of town so today. My conversation is with josh. Elling of jefferson east to give a reset on some of the latest with their plans. And i'll send you out the door with a couple of things to know. I'm jay stays and welcome to your daily detroit for tuesday february ninth. Twenty twenty one. Let's just get started. Virtually.