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"joe gang" Discussed on Almost 30 Podcast

Almost 30 Podcast

01:52 min | 1 year ago

"joe gang" Discussed on Almost 30 Podcast

"I'm kind of itching to get back into my routine after all like the summer barbecues and eating out and all of that which was awesome i just want to get back to consistently ton of time to find recipes and things or go to the grocery store all the time and meal prep sometimes it's a bit overwhelming although i'd like to do that but daily harvests makes it easier in an effort to get back into the habit of eating more fruits and vegetables with awfully sourced chef created food that could be prepared i swear to you in less than five minutes named joe gang i timed it almost every time because i'm like this cannot be real but it is an i just adore their products i am in love with the harvest bowls i think i've gushed about it many times before on instagram and on here they also have incredible smoothies hearty soups they have an oatmeal which is great lot as i love their products their fruits and vegetables are frozen at peak freshness and and these combos are just lists i cannot say enough about it people ask a lot like what my favorite ones are i'm loving loving the cauliflower jason pesto harvest bowl that's a staple for me what's great is that you can look at your own protein if you want or if you just wanna go plant based for that meal do it i also loved spinach and chautauqua grits it's super creamy hardy i love that one and then as far as the oath bowls hail apple and cinnamon apple is so good and so easy to make so they have so many things on daily harvest in what grade comes straight to your door so you have a subject option and you can choose a variety of different options so for example i get twenty four cups every other month so you can change the frequency of how often you.

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"joe gang" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

The Amateur Traveler Podcast

02:20 min | 2 years ago

"joe gang" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

"You'll see a couple of guys Joe gang walking dog might even fishing in the moat, which is money to see and it's not particularly well lit, but you can walk the whole Premadasa. And it's a very serene. Not quite spooky. But it's a very cool feeling especially in the Wilma months. It's nice to walk around this very beautiful and completely different feeling to when you're there in the middle of the day with the rest of China differently recommend that and the other one would be on the wool waking up having camps their drinking Cup of tea which into sunrise official. Well, one thing I do want to remind people of talk about wondering aimlessly getting lost in the who Tong's or walking the around the moat at night when there's not that much there. And some people are thinking that you don't do that in big cities. You don't walk by yourself in the middle of the night in places where there and a lot of people. But Beijing has a very safe city. So absolutely like probably something we should mention. Yeah. Like the rest of China. Yeah. Yeah. Totally safe. Excellent. One thing that makes you laugh and say only in Beijing. I was thinking about this. Although it's not technically unle- in Beijing, you'll sit elsewhere in China bit. Every summa local men will pull up the t shirts, and they show it some see them above the Billy and just walk around casually sets the standard way to keep cool. And they'll be in shops. They'll be casually Wilkin RAD like, it's that's the standard way. I just never failed to get a smile saying. That thing he a K. This is Beijing says cool will you mentioned walking around like that in the summer, which probably indicates a good reminder that maybe summer is not the best time to go to Beijing. Yeah. It can be very hot. This year was very humid and went in the summer just be aware of that. So say from September October Illinois of embers ideal spring can also be okay, but you can get rainstorms coming in spring. So that would be safe from April may. May come on stocks, the wool map and be spring winter can be cold and windy, but it's usually dry, you might get in celsius downslide modest fifteen and

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"joe gang" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

WBT Charlotte News Talk

18:20 min | 2 years ago

"joe gang" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

"Forty five forty two. And welcome back to coast to coast Willie Wilkerson with us. Of course, we'll get to your calls in just a second. Is we talk about Hollywood. Godfather, what was what was the studio extortion plot all about Willie? Well, again, this was another device to get even. With the studios a to more. He went all out any. Oh god. Yes. I mean once you got my once you got my dad angry. I mean, it looks like a hornet's nest. He didn't let go he's a bulldog the bulk he just he just didn't let go. Basically, he he was constantly thinking up schemes of out of hurt these people, and there was a discussion in his office with Jani resuly, which was overheard by my debts secretary, George Kennedy. And. My dad said I'd really like to do something where we had control over the studios to get them back to the bargaining table. Because they're they're running something that's absolutely unfair to the independence, the independent filmmakers, there should be more a sharing, the theater, screens, etc. Etc. And it was resulting you came up with this idea. He says look Billy if we control the studio unions like the arts and crafts union that builders carpenters plumbers. No film can go into production without them. Now. I'm cutting a very long story short here. But basically it was resuly who set up. Taking over the studio unions, which they did successfully he got a couple of enforcers from Chicago. Gabby Willie by off and George Brown to come out and be the the the union bosses, but they took their orders from Rozelle, and and Rozelle was in contact with my dad on this. And the scheme was basically is that it was to shake the studios down for a certain amount each year resilient wanted to off the bat. Get fifty percent. And my dad said, no, no, no that will never fly. Let's start with something modest. And so it was it was for my father to have control over the studios. Fan to slowly bring them around to realizing. Okay. They've lost this war, and they've got to now be more inclusive of of independence, sharing screens, etc. What they didn't. Ken on was the scheme backfiring because Willie by off who is the it was the union boss when he realized the. The the amounts that they were getting he he thought he wasn't. He wasn't getting enough for his share. So behind their backs. She was going to this to the studios and getting more money. For instance, Joe's gang who is also on the scheme. He was getting one hundred thousand dollars a month out of Joe skink shaking him down in in his studio a month a month. Jeez. I mean that was enormous. So the bloodletting I mean, Joe skank was the first to crack and each state's evidence because he wanted Willie by off his back. He he asked Rozelle addicted to kill Willie by up to get him out of the picture Rozelle. They wouldn't do it again. That's it's more complicated than then. But my result made my promise a debt made my promise Madeta promise that if the scheme. When south that my father would never see the inside of a jail cell. They all went to prison except for my dad Joe gang. Johnny Rozelle by off everybody. And I still find that amazing today because my dad's fingerprints were all over this. Nope. Nobody ran it on him. Yeah. That's something. So basically willy by up was was killed by result in a in a car bomb explosion much later on. So my dad make good Ernest promised to get rid of them. But I mean it was way too late, but that was the the studio extortion plot, and it would've worked really had by off not not gotten greedy Rosselli, basically, run the mob in Los Angeles. Yeah. He's the story goes is that Jack drag ran Los Angeles. But it was resilience who ran Hollywood and the film studios along with my dad need love to hobnob Dini. Oh my God. We're result from everybody that I talked to who knew Rozelle. I mean, this was the most charming man on planet earth. Yeah. These these these flashing blue is generous on the surface kind hearted. And and and and love the women. I mean, he he went from one beautiful woman to the next and and love my dad's class love just places. I mean, the the two were made for each other was he depicted at all in the movie, the godfather. Well, that's a good question. I don't think so because Rozelle was more Hollywood. Than than the film, the godfather west, but I could be wrong. All right. Let's take some calls donnas with us and Vincent North Carolina east of the Rockies. Hi, donna. Hi, George is a pleasure to speak with you again. Well, thank you. My question. Really? And I like you. Really? Very frank. And that is so cool. And I thought that the father to George when Tom went down Hollywood this wolf. John McCain that part. Johny? Fontaine was Frank Sinatra right, basically. And one in the actress that mister world was talking to him. I would have Irish supper. That he was mad at Johnson. Thank that was either Gardner. Really? What an interesting. Well. Thank you so much. Yeah. I was wondering if. Out of every ninety through the grapevine if you ever heard. What was to deal with the murder of the black Dahlia? Well, that's a good question. And I'm not an expert on it. We've done a shore to on that. There's some more information that's still coming out about that situation. It's it's an area that I really haven't our research. There's so many things like that in Hollywood, and so many mysteries that I could have veered off on. And and I and I didn't. But that that alone is a fascinating story. Hollywood's got a million stories on Willie. Oh my God. I mean. Tip of the iceberg. I mean my. Book covers a lot of stuff that's related to my dad because a lot of Hollywood history intersected as at his desk. So I ran with the stuff that people told me that I could get my hands on but to Georgia. I gotta tell you is that I was I'm deeply grateful for the the principals who opened up to me because there were quite a few who do didn't want to tell me their secrets. And and were totally Frank about it. They said now these are things that you should know about. And I think that maybe I got a quarter out of them through the other three fourths. They took to their graves was because they wanted them secret or because you were his son in they didn't want to hurt you. Well, you know, what I think I think it's a combination of both first of all I think they were very protective of me because I grew up in a lot of the collapse. The second thing is is I don't think they really wanted to tarnish my dad's image, but the third is is that there's no statute of limitations on murder. And I think a lot of these people had their hands in nefarious murderers. That they just didn't want to bring up they were living at that time or very very peaceful lives, and they just didn't want to upset the apple cart. I can't blame them. What year did your father die nineteen sixty to sixty two. What did you think of him? Well, I worshiped him because he was my protector of my mom had. My my mom was. Hispanic, and she had the temper like, you wouldn't believe and she would fly out the handle and come charging after my sister and myself and my dad would step between us and eat. Don't forget stuff like that. So in those cases, I mean, he really was my hero. I love being alone with them as I said playing cards or are are playing at his feet. But unfortunately, I have a lot of sad memories of his ill health. I mean, I would've loved to gone camping with them. We went to some baseball games together. So I got cheated out of a dead because of his ill-health. What do you think? He'd think of Hollywood today Willie. I think in one hand he would be very pleased because this was a guy who is very visionary. And thinking about the future he thought of pay TV before there was HBO or any of that. As I said, he went to bat for getting the independence affair the independent studios and filmmakers, a fair shot by busting the studio monopoly and today is of course, if we said, we got YouTube and Hulu and stuff like that. And I think that's the kind of stuff that he would be delighted this is a man who lived all his life by KOTA fairness. And so I think one set principal was violated. That's when he went off the deep end and did in a big way too. Didn't he oh, huge huge? I mean, he devoted practically is entire life to this vendetta, you know. It's really interesting, George because this is a guy who had a supernatural gift when it came to starting restaurants, bistros cafes hotels, and they were all successful. And he sold at the right time and he sold at the right time. But had he only continued down that path. You could have been the restaurant. Darren. America. But instead he was so offended that this monopoly. This cartel was incomplete was in control of this industry that that pretty much exiled independence said he devoted. A big part of his life to going after them and saying, Nope, I'm going to do everything. I can Jamaica sure that the the the playing field is level. So I think we have a lot to thank him for what year did the Flamingo finally open up. It finally opened up in nineteen forty seven and Siegel is turning a profit vote. It was too late by by June of forty seven. He was dead. Did your did your father take Johnston Vegas inbetween? No. Going to Vegas. I think that well what happened was. In nineteen fifty he decided to have one last crack at Vegas, and so he opened up a little restaurant called Larue, which was based on his restaurant Lura in in in Hollywood. And it was a clever idea. It was a restaurant and adjoining. It was eight three table casino craps roulette blackjack. So the idea was to get up and gamble between courses, which I still think is novel. And so he got that up and running. But of course, the modern Vegas had had long memories. And they didn't want my dad there. And so they infiltrated as business. They brought in the the the the mechanics to start bleeding is is gambling operation dry. They they got to the to put a laxative laxative and people's. So that they would get sick. They were they were roughed up in the parking lot. Patrons were. So my dad was in business for a very short time. And that's when he got the message. He says, I'm. Nubian Vegas that did Ryan's our first time caller in Yuma. Arizona. Hi, brian. Go ahead, sir. Hey, good morning. George can mortaring Wilkerson. Hi, there may maybe a little off topic. But I'm fifty nine years old. And I grew up watching all the mafia movies and hearing all the stories and one thing that always seemed to run constant through them. Was that no matter what? Organized crime where the mafia would never harm a police officer or a treasury agent or Jeananne. Okay. Just wasn't done. It was bad for business. And they took it even to the extreme where if somebody did smaller outfit or some punk. They would seek retribution for the police department guide them to the to the person who did it. Nowadays, it seems either the mafia or organized crime either doesn't exist at all or they just don't care because you always hear about one police officer after another being gunned down, and I don't mean in just sees private domestic disputes. Calls. I just wanted to try and get your take on that was the original back in the good old days. If you will just a myth or I think that they did have a code of etiquette. Because when my dad was in business with his speakeasies, he did have to make us pay off to the police captains to the beat cops to district attorneys, and so in sort of one big symbiotic sense, they all had to sort of dance together now with the drug, mafia. And I think that that's what you're referring to. It's a there there. There's no there's no it's just a free for all people are getting killed left right and center, and there's just no code of honor. I mean, the mob of the old days would never think of going to your house to harm your family. No, no matter what they get you. But they wouldn't go and get your wife and your kids nowadays. They'll they'll they'll take out everyone. But you know, what George we're getting into substance abuse here drugs. Make people people crazy, and you know, alcohol was one thing during prohibition or whatever. But the drugs that they have today definitely make people Kuku. And so I think that that's a big element of these people throwing ethics out the window and saying it doesn't matter. If I if I torched the entire house. I agree Joe in the Bronx, take it away. Joseph George Hilla. Well, okay. Interesting show. I wanted to ask your guest close wars Johnny Rozelle with Frank Sinatra. My uncle was a driver for Frank Sinatra used to pick them up at the airport, and all and also, my uncle was a Hollywood prop master, my uncle, Phil. He actually procure the head for God for the one the daycare. Updated head source. Yeah. Yeah. Relationship. I think we're selling new Frank Sinatra Willie. Well, I I got a story for you Joe. And I and I'm not trying to make a book sale here. But the the stories in the book there was a time and it's hard. I imagine when. Sinatra's life and career was in the toilet. And he came to my dad because my dad was the one that they all came to kiss his ring. And the story goes he came to my dad's office and actually broke out in tears. My my dad's secretary told me that and my dad said I'll I'll fix this free because he couldn't get a part. He he lost his record contract movie contracts. I mean, everything was gone everything takes hold up right there while he will come back to that story because that is a dramatic story. One more segment to go. We'll be back in a moment on coast to coast to coast insiders, the new version of the coast to coast AM app is now available for iphone and now Android four dot own above. Listen, live or on-demand, anywhere anytime. Go to coast to coast AM dot com and download it today..

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"joe gang" Discussed on WTVN

WTVN

15:33 min | 2 years ago

"joe gang" Discussed on WTVN

"Forty five forty two. And welcome back to coast to coast Willie Wilkerson with us. Of course, we'll get to your calls in just a second. Is we talk about Hollywood. Godfather, what was what was the studio extortion plot all about Willie? Well. Again, this is another device to get even with the studios to. He went all out any. Oh god. Yes. I mean once you got my once you got my dad angry. I mean, it was like a hornet's nest. He didn't let a bulldog bulk. He just he just didn't let go. Basically, he. Was constantly thinking up schemes of out of hurt these people, and there was a discussion in his office with Jani resulting which was overheard by my debts secretary, George Kennedy. And. My dad said I'd I'd really like to do something where we had control over the studios to get them back to the bargaining table. Because they're they're running something that's absolutely unfair to the independence, the independent filmmakers. There should be more of a sharing the theater screens etcetera etcetera. And it was result. You came up with this idea, he says, look, Billy if we control the studio unions like the arts and crafts unions. That builders the carpenters the plumbers no film can go into production without them. Now. I'm cutting a very long story short here. But basically it was result who set up. Taking over the studio unions of which they did successfully he got a couple of enforcers from Chicago governing Willie by off and George Brown to come out and be the the the union bosses, but they took their orders from Rozelle and and resilient was in contact with my dad on this. And the scheme was basically is that it was to shake the studios down for a certain amount. Each year Rizzoli wanted to off the bat get fifty percent. And my dad said, no, no, no that will never fly. Let's start with something modest. And so it was it was for my father to have control over the studios. And to slowly bring them around to realizing. Okay, they've lost this war. And they've got a now be more inclusive of of independence, sharing screens, etc. What they didn't count on was the scheme backfiring because Willie by off who is the it was the union boss when he realized the. The the amounts that they were getting he he thought he wasn't. He wasn't getting enough for his share. So behind their backs. He was going to this to the studios and getting more money. For instance, Joe skank who was also on the scheme. He was getting a hundred thousand dollars a month out of Joe skink shaking him down in in his studio. A Mondo a month. Jeez. Yeah. I mean that was enormous. So the bloodletting I mean, Joe skiing was the first to crack and he turned state's evidence because he wanted Willie by off off his back. He he asked Rozelle addicted to kill Willie by off to get him out of the picture recently. Wouldn't do it? Again, this gets it's more complicated than this. But my Rozelle made my promise a debt made my promise. My my dad promise that if the scheme when south that my father would never see the inside of a jail cell. They all went to prison except for my dad Joe gang. Johnny Rozelle by off everybody. And I still find that amazing today because my dad's fingerprints were all over this. She don't nobody ratted on him. Yeah. That's something. So basically willy by up was was was killed by result in a in a car bomb explosion much later on. So my dad make good promised to to get rid of them. But it was way too late, but that was the the studio extortion plot, and it would have worked really had by off not not gotten, greedy. Rosselli basically run the mob in Los Angeles. Yeah. He's that the story goes is that Jack dragged ran Los Angeles. But it was resilience who ran Hollywood and the film studios along with my dad, and he'd love to hobnob. Did he oh my God? Well result from everybody that I talked to who knew Rozelle. I mean, this was the most charming men on planet earth. Yeah. These these these flashing blue is generous on the surface kind hearted. And and and and love the women. I mean, he he went from one beautiful woman to the next and and love my dad's class loved his places. I mean, the the the two were made for each other was he depicted at all in the movie, the godfather. Well, that's a good question. I don't think so because Rozelle was more Hollywood. Than than the film, the godfather west, but I could be wrong. All right. Let's take some calls donnas with us and Benson North Carolina east of the Rockies. Hi, donna. Hey, George is a pleasure to speak with you again. Well, thank you to death. My question. Really? And I like you really. Very frank. And that is so cool. And I thought the godfather to George when Tom went down Hollywood the top missed wolf. Getting John pain that part? Johnny Fontaine was Frank Sinatra right, basically, a live and the woman the actress that Mr Wolf was talking to him. I would have supper that. He was mad at Johnson. Thank that was either. Gardner. Anyway, willie. What an interesting, rob. Well, thank you so much. Yeah. I was wondering as. Out of every ninety through the grapevine if you ever her what was to deal with the murder of the black Dahlia. Well, that's a good question. And I'm not an expert on it. We've done a show or two on that. Yeah. There's some more information that's still coming out about that situation. Yeah. It's it's an area that I really haven't research. There's so many things like that in Hollywood, and so many mysteries that I could've veered off on. And and I and I didn't. But that that alone is a fascinating story. Hollywood's got a million stories on Willie. Oh my God. I mean tip of the iceberg. I mean, my book covers a lot of stuff that's related to my dad because a lot of Hollywood history intersected as at his desk. So I ran with the stuff that people told me that I could get my hands on. But the other thing to Georgia. I gotta tell you is that I was I'm deeply grateful for the the the principals who opened up to me. Because there were there were quite a few who didn't want to tell me their secrets, and and were totally Frank about it. They just said no these things that you should know about. And I think that maybe I got a quarter out of them through the other three four they took to their graves was it because they wanted them secret or because you were his son, and they didn't want to hurt you. Well, you know, what I think I think it's a combination of both first of all I think they were very protective of me because I grew up in a lot of their laps. The second thing is is I don't think they really wanted to turn my dad's image. But the third is is that there's no statute of limitations on murder. And I think a lot of these people had their hands in various murderers that they just didn't want to bring up they were living at that time, very very peaceful lives, and they just didn't want to upset the apple cart. I can't blame them. What year did your father die nineteen sixty to sixty two. What did you think of him? Well, I worshiped him because he was my protector. My mom had. My my mom was. Hispanic, and she had the temper like, you wouldn't believe and she would fly off the handle and come charging after my sister and myself and my dad would step between us, and you don't forget stuff like that. So in those cases, I mean, he really was my hero. I love being alone with them as I said playing cards or are playing at his feet. But unfortunately, I have a lot of sad memories of his ill health. I mean, I would have loved to gone camping with them. We went to some baseball games together. So I got cheated out of a debt because of his ill-health. What do you think he'd think of Hollywood today Willie? I think in one hand he would be very pleased because this was a guy who is very visionary. And thinking about the future he thought of pay-tv before there was HBO or any of that as I said, he went to bat for getting the independence affair the independent studios and filmmakers, a fair shot by busting the studio monopoly and today is of course, we said, we've got YouTube, and and Hulu and stuff like that. And I think that's the kind of stuff that he would be delighted this was a man who lived all his life by code of fairness. And so I think once that principle was violated. That's when he went off the deep end, and he did in a big way too. Didn't he? Oh, huge huge. I mean, he devoted practically is entire life to this vendetta, you know. It's really interesting, George because this is a guy who had a supernatural gift when it came to starting restaurants bistros cafes hotels, and they were all successful any sold at the right time, and he sold at the right time. But had he only continue down that path. He could have been the restaurant baron of America. But instead he was so offended that this monopoly. This cartel was Incan was in control of this industry that that pretty much exiled independence that he devoted a big part of his life to going after them and saying, Nope, I'm going to do everything I can Jamaica. Sure that the the the playing field is level. So I think we have a lot to thank him for what year did the Flamingo finally open up. It finally opened up in nineteen forty seven and was turning a profit. But it was too late by by June of forty seven. He was dead. Did your did your father take Johnston Vegas inbetween? No. Going to Vegas. I think that well what happened was. In nineteen fifty he decided to have one last crack at Vegas, and so he opened up a little restaurant called Larue, which was based on his restaurant Lura in in in Hollywood. And it was a clever idea. It was a restaurant and adjoining. It was a three table casino craps roulette blackjack. So the idea was to get up and gamble between courses, which I still think is novel. And so he got that up and running. But of course, the modern Vegas had had long memories. And they didn't want my dad there. And so they infiltrated as business. They brought in the the the the mechanics to start bleeding is is gambling operation dry. They they got to the cooks to put a laxative laxative and people's. So that they would get sick. They were they were roughed up in the parking lot. Patrons were. So my dad was in business for a very short time. That's when he got the message. He says I'm not destined to be in Vegas that did Brian's our first time caller in Yuma. Arizona. Hi, brian. Go ahead, sir. Hey, good morning. George can mortaring Wilkerson either. I have a question, and maybe a little off topic. But I'm fifty nine years old. And I grew up watching all the mafia movies and hearing all the stories and one thing that always seem to run constant through them. Was that no matter what organized crime where the mafia would never harm a police officer or a treasury agent or g man. Okay. Just wasn't done. It was bad for business. And they took it even to the extreme where if somebody did smaller outfit or some punk. They would seek retribution for the police department, or at least guide them to the to the person who did it. But nowadays, it seems either the mafia organized crime either doesn't exist at all or they just don't care because you always here. One police officer after another being gunned down, and I don't mean just sees private domestic disputes calls, but I just wanted to try and get your take on that was the original back in the good old days. If you will just a mess. Or I think that they did have a code of etiquette. Because when my dad was in business with the speakeasies he did have to make his payoffs to the police captains to the beat cops to district attorney's. And so instead of one big symbiotic sense, they all had to sort of dance together. Now with the drug, mafia..

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"joe gang" Discussed on News Radio 810 WGY

News Radio 810 WGY

15:02 min | 2 years ago

"joe gang" Discussed on News Radio 810 WGY

"Iheartradio app today. And welcome back to coast to coast Willie Wilkerson with us. Of course, we'll get to your calls in just a second. As we talk about Hollywood. Godfather, what was what was the studio extortion plot all about Willie? Well, again, this is another device to get even with the studios to. Well. He went all out any. Oh god. Yes. I mean once you got my got my dad angry. I mean, it was like a hornet's nest. He didn't let bulldog the bulk. He just he just didn't let go. Basically, he he was constantly thinking up schemes of out hurt these people. And there was a discussion in his office with Jani resulting which was overheard by my debts secretary, George Kennedy. And. My dad said I'd really like to do something where we had control over the students to get them back to the bargaining table because they're running something that's absolutely unfair to the independence, the independent filmmakers. There should be more of a a sharing a feeder screens at cetera et cetera. And it was resilient you came up with this idea. He says look Billy. If we control the studio unions like the arts and crafts unions that builders carpenters, the plumbers no film can go into production without them. Now. I'm cutting a very long story short here. But basically, it was resulted who set up taking over the studio unions of which they did successfully he got a couple of enforcers from Chicago governor Willie by off in George Brown to come out and be the the the union bosses, but they took their orders from Rozelle. And and Rozelle was in contact with my dad on this. And the scheme was basically is that it was to shake the studios down for a certain amount each year resilient wanted to off the bat. Get fifty percent. And my dad said, no, no, no. That will never fly. Let's start with something modest. And so it was it was for my father and have control over the studios and to slowly bring them around to realizing. Okay, they've lost this war. And they've got a now be more inclusive of of independence, sharing screens, etc. What they didn't count on was the scheme backfiring because Willie by off who was the it was the union boss when he realized the. The the amounts that they were getting he he thought he wasn't. He wasn't getting enough for his share. So behind their backs. He was going to this to the studios and getting more money. For instance, Joe skank who was also on the scheme. He was getting one hundred thousand dollars a month out of Joe skink shaking him down in in his studio. A Monday a month. Jeez. Yeah. I mean that was enormous. So the bloodletting I mean, Joe skank was the first to crack and he turned state's evidence because he wanted Willie by off off his back. He ES Rozelle addicted to kill Willie by to get him out of the picture resilient wouldn't do it. Again. This gets it's more complicated than than, but my resilient made my promise a debt made my promise my dad, I promise that if the scheme went south that my father would never see the inside of a jail cell. They all went to prison except for my dad Joe gang, Johnny by off everybody. And I still find that amazing today because my dad's fingerprints were all over this. She nobody ran it on him. Yeah. That's something. Yep. So basically willy by up was was was killed by resilient in a in a car bomb explosion much later on. So my dad make good Ernest promised to get rid of them. But it was way too late. But that was the the studio extortion plot, and it would have worked really had by off not not gotten greedy didn't Rosselli basically run the mob in Los Angeles. Yeah. He's the story goes is that Jack drag now ran Los Angeles. But it was resilience who ran Hollywood and the film studios along with my day. I need love to hobnob. Did he oh my God will result from everybody that I talked to who knew Rozelle. I mean, this was the most charming man on planet earth. Yeah. These these these flashing blue is generous on the surface kind hearted. And and and and love the women. I mean, he he went from one beautiful woman to the next and and love my dad's class love just places. I mean, the the two were made for each other was he depicted at all in the movie, the godfather. Well, that's a good question. I don't think so because result was more Hollywood than than the film, the godfather west, but I could be wrong. All right. Let's take some calls donnas with us. Benson, North Carolina east of the Rockies. Hi, donna. Hi, george. Is a pleasure to speak with you again. Well, thank you. My question, really. And I like you really very Frank. And that is so cool. And I thought that the godfather to George when Tom went down to Hollywood to talk to Mr Wolf. Can't Jonathan pain that part who and Johnny Fontaine was Frank Sinatra. Right. Basically a live and the one the actress that mister wolf let's talking to him. I would I receptor that he was mad at Johnson. Thank that was either Gardner. Anyway will. What an interesting rough. Well, thank you so much. Yeah. I was wondering as. Out of every ninety through the grapevine. Have you ever heard what was to deal with the murder of the black Dahlia? Well, that's a good question. And I'm not an expert on it. We've done a show or two on that. Yeah. There's some more information that's still coming out about that situation. Yeah. It's it's an area that I really haven't our research. There's so many things like that in Hollywood, and so many mysteries that I could have veered off on. And and I and I didn't. But that that alone is a fascinating story. Hollywood's got a million stories on Willie. Oh my God. I mean, it it's tip of the iceberg. I mean, my book covers a lot of stuff that's related to my dad because a lot of Hollywood history intersected is at his desk. So I ran with the stuff that people told me that I could get my hands on. But the other thing to George I gotta tell you is that I was I'm deeply grateful for the the principals who opened up to me. Because there were there quite a few who didn't want to tell me their secrets. And and we're totally Frank about it. They just said now these are things that you should know about. And I think that maybe I got a quarter out of them though. The other three fourths they took to their graves was it because they wanted them secret or because you were his son, and they didn't want to hurt you. Well, you know, what I think I think it's a combination of both first of all I think they were very protective of me because I grew up in a lot of the collapse. The second thing is is I don't think they really wanted to tarnish my dad's image, but the third is that there's no statute of limitation on murder. And I think a lot of these people had their hands in various murderers. That they just didn't want to bring up they were living at that time, very very peaceful lives, and they just didn't want to upset the apple cart. I can't blame them. What year did your father die nineteen sixty to sixty two. What did you think of him? Well, I worshiped him because he was my protector. My mom had. My my mom was. Hispanic, and she had the temper like, you wouldn't believe and she would fly out the handle 'em come charging after my sister and myself and my dad would step between us, and you don't forget stuff like that. So in those cases, I mean, he really was my hero. I love being alone with them as I said playing cards or are playing at his feet. But unfortunately, I have a lot of sad memories of his ill health. I mean, I would have loved to gone camping with them. We went to some baseball games together. So I got cheated out of debt because of his ill health. What do you think? He'd think of Hollywood today Willie. I think in one hand he would be very pleased because this was a guy who was very visionary and thinking about the future he thought of pay TV before there was HBO or any of that as I said, he went to bat for getting the independence affair the independent studios and filmmakers, a fair shot by busting the stadium monopoly and today is of course, if we said, we've got YouTube, and and Hulu and stuff like that. And I think that's the kind of stuff that he would be delighted this is a man who lived all his life by of fairness. And so I think once that principle was violated. That's when he went off the deep end, and he did in a big way too. Didn't he? Oh, huge huge. I mean, he devoted practically is entire life to this vendetta, you know. It's really interesting, George because this is a guy who had a supernatural gift when it came to starting restaurants, bistros cafes hotels, and they were all successful. And he sold at the right time any sold at the right time. But had he only continue down that path. He could have been the restaurant baron of America. But instead he was so offended that this monopoly. This cartel was incomplete was in control of this industry that that pretty much exiled independence that he devoted a big part of his life to going after them and saying, Nope, I'm gonna do everything I can Jamaica. Sure that the the the playing field is level. So I think we have a lot of Tanka for what year did the Flamingo finally open up. It finally opened up nineteen forty seven and Siegel was turning a profit. But it was too late by by June of forty seven. He was dead. Did your did your father take Johnston Vegas inbetween? No. Going to Vegas. I think that well what happened was. In nineteen fifty he decided to have one last crack us, and so he opened up a little restaurant called Larue, which was based on his restaurant Lura in in in Hollywood. And it was a clever idea. It was a restaurant and adjoining. It was a three table casino craps roulette, and I think blackjack so the idea was to get up and gamble between courses, which I still think is novel. And so he got that up and running. But of course, the modern Vegas had had long memories. And they didn't want my dad there. And so they infiltrated his business. They brought in the the the mechanics. Start bleeding is is gambling operation dry. They they got to the cooks to put a laxative laxative and people's. Food. So that they would get sick. They were they were roughed up in the parking lot patriots were. So my dad was in business for a very short time. And that's when he got the message. He says I'm not destined to be in Vegas. That did Ryan's first time caller in Yuma. Arizona. Hi, brian. Go ahead, sir. Hey, good morning. George mortaring Wilkerson either. I have a question maybe a little off topic. But I'm fifty nine years old. And I grew up watching all the mafia movies and hearing all the stories and one thing that always seemed to run constant through them. Was that no matter what? Organized crime where the mafia would never harm a police officer or a treasury agent or g man, okay? Just wasn't done. It was bad for business. And they took it even to the extreme where if somebody did smaller outfit or some punk. They would seek retribution for the police department, or at least guide them to the to the person who did it. But nowadays, it seems either the mafia or organized crime either doesn't exist at all or they just don't care because you always hear about one police officer after another dean gunned down, and I don't mean in just. These private domestic disputes calls, but I just wanted to try and get your take on that was the original back in the good old days. If you will. Just a mess. I think that they did have a code of etiquette. Because when my dad was in business with the speakeasies he did have to make his payoffs to the police captains to the beat cops to district attorney's. And so instead of one big symbiotic sense, they all had to sort of dance together. Now with the drug, mafia..

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"Forty five forty two. And welcome back to coast to coast Willie Wilkerson with us. Of course, we'll get to your calls in just a second. Is we talk about Hollywood. Godfather, what was what was the studio extortion plot all about Willie? Well, again, this is another device to get even with the studios to more. He went all out Dinnie. Oh god. Yes. I mean once you got my once you got my dad angry. I mean, it was like a hornet's nest. He didn't let go he's a bulldog the bulk he just he just didn't let go. Basically, he. Was constantly thinking up schemes of outta hurt these people, and there was a discussion in his office with Jani Rozelle. Which was overheard by my dad's secretary, George Kennedy. And. My dad said I'd really like to do something where we had control over the studios to get them back to the bargaining table. Because they're they're running something that's absolutely unfair to the independence of the independent filmmakers, there should be more of a sharing, the theater, screens, etc. Etc. And it was result you came up with this idea. He says look Billy if we control the studio unions like the arts and crafts union that builders carpenters plumbers, no film can go into production without them. Now. I'm cutting very long story short here. But basically it was a result who set up. Taking over the studio unions of which they did successfully he got a couple of enforcers from Chicago governing Willie by off and George Brown to come out and be the the union bosses, but they took their orders from Rosella. And and result was in contact with my dad on this. And the scheme was basically is that it was to shake the studios down for a certain amount each year resulting wanted to off the bat get fifty percent. And my dad said, no, no, no that will never fly. Let's start with something modest. And so it was it was for my father to have control over the studios and to slowly bring them around to realizing. Okay, they've lost this war. And they've got a now be more inclusive of of independence. Sharing screens, etc. What they didn't Ken on was the scheme backfiring because Willie by off who is the it was the union boss when he realized the. The the amounts that they were getting he he thought he wasn't. He wasn't getting enough for his share. So behind their backs. He was going to this to the studios and getting more money. For instance, Joe skanky was also on the scheme. He was getting one hundred thousand dollars a month out of Joe skinks shaking him down in in his studio a month a month. Jeez. Yeah. I mean that was enormous. So the bloodletting I mean, Joe skank was the first to crack and he turned state's evidence because he wanted Willie by off off his back. He asked retali- dictator kill Willie by off to get him out of the picture resilient wouldn't do it. Again. This gets it's more complicated than than. But my rebel made my promise a dad made my promise a promise that if the scheme when south that my father would never see the inside of jail cell. They all went prison except for my dad Joe gang. Johnny Sally by off everybody. And I still find that amazing today because my dad's fingerprints were all over this. Nobody ratted on him. Yeah. That's something. So basically willy by up was was was killed by Roselle in a in a car bomb explosion much later on. So my dad made good on its promise to get rid of them. But I mean it was way too late, but that was the the studio extortion plot, and it would have worked really had by off not not gotten, greedy. Jelly, basically, run the mob in Los Angeles. Yeah. He's. The story goes is that Jack drag now ran Los Angeles. But it was deli who ran Hollywood and the film studios along with my day. I need love to hobnob. Didn't he? Oh my God. Well, we're Zely from everybody that I talked to who knew Rozelle. I mean, this was the most charming men on planet earth. You these these these flashing blue is generous on the surface kind hearted. And and and and love the women. I mean, he he went from one beautiful woman to the next and and love my dad's class loved his places. I mean, the the the two were made for each other was he depicted at all in the movie, the godfather. Well, that's a good question. I don't think so because Rozelle was more Hollywood than than the film, the godfather west, but I could be wrong. All right. Let's take some calls donnas with us and Benson North Carolina east of the Rockies. Hi, donna. Hey, George is a pleasure to speak with you again. Well, thank you to death. My question. Really? And I like you really. Very frank. Cool. And I thought that the godfather to George when Tom went down Hollywood to talk to wolf out getting Johnathon pain that part who Johnny Fontaine was Frank Sinatra. Right. Basically a live and the one the actress that mister wolf let's talking to him. I would have Irish stopper. That he was mad at Johnson. Thank that was either. Gardner. Anyway, willie. What an interesting rock. Well, thank you so much. Yeah. I was wondering as. Out of every ninety through the grapevine if you ever hurt. What was to deal with the murder of the black guy? Well, that's a good question. And I'm not an expert on it. We've done a show or to on that. Yeah. Some more information that still coming out about that situation. Yeah. It's it's an area that I really haven't our research. There's so many things like that in Hollywood, and so many mysteries that I could've veered off on. And and I and I didn't. But that that alone is a fascinating story. Hollywood's got a million stories, I'll Willie. Oh my God. I mean. The tip of the iceberg. I mean my. Book covers a lot of stuff that's related to my dad because a lot of Hollywood history intersected is at his desk. So I ran with the stuff that people told me that I could get my hands on. But the other thing to Georgia. I gotta tell you is that I was I'm deeply grateful for the the the principals who opened up to me. Because there were there quite a few who do didn't want to tell me their secrets, and and were totally Frank about it. They just said no these are things that you should know about. And I think that maybe I got a quarter out of them though. The other three fourths they took to their graves was it because they wanted them secret or because you were his son in they didn't want to hurt you. Well, you know, what I think I think it's a combination of both first of all I think they were very protective of me because I grew up in a lot of their laps. The second thing is is I don't think they really wanted to tarnish my dad's image, but the third is is that there's no statute of limitation on murder. And I think a lot of these people had their hands various murderers. That they just didn't want to bring up they were living at that time, very very peaceful lives, and they just didn't want to upset the apple cart. I can't blame them. What your father die nineteen sixty to sixty two. What did you think of him? Well, I worshiped him because he was my protector. My mom had. My my mom was. Hispanic and she had the temper. Like, you wouldn't believe and she would fly out the handle am can charging after my sister and myself and my dad would step between us, and you don't forget stuff like that. So in those cases, I mean, he really was my hero. I love being alone with them as I said playing cards or are playing it his feet. But unfortunately, I have a lot of sad memories of his ill health. I mean, I would would've loved to gone camping with them. We went to some baseball games together. So I got cheated out of a debt because of his ill-health. What do you think he'd think of Hollywood today Willie? I think in one hand he would be very pleased because this was a guy who is very visionary. And thinking about the future he thought of pay TV before there was HBO or any of that as I said, he went to bat for getting the independence affairs, the independent studios and filmmakers affair shocked by but seeing the studio monopoly and today is of course, we said, we got YouTube, and and Hulu and stuff like that. And I think that's the kind of stuff that he would be delighted this is a man who lived all his life by code of fairness. And so I think once that principle was violated. That's when he went off the deep end, and he did in a big way too. Didn't he? Oh, huge huge. I mean, he devoted practically entire life to the vendetta. You know? It's really interesting, George because this is a guy who had a supernatural gift when it came to starting restaurants, bistros cafes hotels, and they were all successful. He sold at the right time any sold at the right time. But had he only continued down that path. He could have been the restaurant baron of America. But instead he was so offended that this monopoly. This cartel was incomplete was in control of this industry that that pretty much exiled independence said he devoted a big part of his life to going after them and saying, Nope, I'm gonna do everything I can Jamaica. Sure that the the the playing field is level. So I think we have a lot to and for what year did the Flamingo finally open up. It finally opened up in nineteen forty seven and Siegel is turning a profit. It was too late by by June of forty seven. He was dead. Did your did your father take Johnston Vegas in between? No. Going to Vegas. I think that what happened was. In nineteen fifty he decided to have one last crack at Vegas, and so he opened up a little restaurant called Larue, which was based on his restaurant Lura in in in Hollywood. And it was a clever idea. It was a restaurant and adjoining. It was a three table casino craps roulette blackjack. So the idea was to get up and gamble between courses, which I still think is novel. And so he got that up and running. But of course, the modern Vegas had had long memories. And they didn't want my dad there. And so they infiltrated his business. They brought in the the the the mechanics to start bleeding is is gambling operation dry. They they got to the cooks to put a laxatives laxative and people's. So that they would get sick. They were they were roughed up in the parking lot. Patrons were. So my dad was in business for a very short time. And that's when he got the message. She says I'm not destined to be in Vegas. Decade, Ryan's our first time caller in Yuma. Arizona. Hi, brian. Go ahead, sir. Good morning. George can mortaring Wilkerson there. I have a question, and maybe a little off topic. But I'm fifty nine years old. And I grew up watching all the mafia movies and carrying all the stories and one thing that always seemed to run constant through them. Was that no matter what? Organized crime. The mafia would never harm a police officer or a treasury agent or Jeananne. Okay. Just wasn't done. It was bad for business. And they took it even to the extreme where if somebody did smaller outset or some punk, they would seek retribution for the police department, or at least a guide them to the to the person who did it. The nowadays, it seems either of the mafia or organized crime either doesn't exist at all or they just don't care because you always hear about one police officer after another being gunned down, and I don't mean just these private domestic students calls, but I just wanted to try and get your take on that was the original back in the good old days. If you will just a mess..

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"And welcome back to coast to coast Willie Wilkerson with us. Of course, we'll get to your calls in just a second. Is we talk about Hollywood. Godfather, what was what was the studio extortion plot all about Willie? Well, again, this is another device to get even. With the studios to he went all out Dinnie. Oh god. Yes. I mean once you got my once you got my dad angry. I mean, it was like a hornet's nest. He didn't let bulldog bulk he just he just didn't let go. Basically, he. Was constantly thinking up schemes of out of hurt these people, and there was a discussion in his office with Jani resulting which was overheard by my dad's secretary, George Kennedy. And. My dad said I'd really like to do something where we had was control over the studios to get them back to the bargaining table. Because they're they're running something that's absolutely unfair to the independence of the independent filmmakers, there should be more of a sharing a feeder screens etcetera etcetera, and it was resulting you came up with this idea. He says look Billy. If we control the studio unions like the arts and crafts unions that builders carpenters plumbers, no film can go into production without them. Now. I'm cutting a very long story short here. But basically it was resuly who set up. Taking over the studio unions, which they did successfully he got a couple of enforcers from Chicago governing Willie by off and George Brown to come out and be the the the union bosses, but they took their orders from Rosella. And and result was in contact with my dad on this. And the scheme was basically is that it was to shake the studios down for a certain amount each year resilient wanted to off the bat. Get fifty percent. And my dad said, no, no, no. That will never fly. Let's start with something modest. And so it was it was for my father to have control over the studios and to slowly bring them around to realizing. Okay, they've lost this war. And they've got to now be more inclusive of of independence. Sharing screens, etc. What they didn't count on was the scheme backfiring because Willie by off who is the it was the union boss when he realized the. The the amounts that they were getting he he thought he wasn't. He wasn't getting enough for his share. So I'm their backs. He was going to this to the studios and getting more money. For instance, Joe skank who was also on the scheme. He was getting one hundred thousand dollars a month out of Joe skink shaking him down in his studio. A Mondo a month. Jeez. Yeah. I mean that was enormous. So the bloodletting I mean, Joe skank was the first to crack and each state's evidence because he wanted Willie by off off his back. He asked Rozelle addicted to kill Willie by up to get him out of the picture resilient wouldn't do it. Again. This gets it's more complicated than this. But my Rozelle made by promise a dad made my promise, my dad promise that if the scheme when south that my father would never see the inside of a jail cell. They all went to prison except for my dad. Joe gang Johnny Kelly by off everybody. And I still find that amazing today because my dad's fingerprints were all over this. She nobody ran it on him. Yeah. That's something. So basically willy by up was was was killed by result in a in a car bomb explosion much later on. So my dad make good unrest promised to to get rid of them. But it was way too late, but that was the the studio extortion plot, and it would have worked really had by off not not gotten greedy didn't jelly, basically run the mob in Los Angeles. Yeah. He's that the story goes is that Jack drag ran Los Angeles. But it was resilience who ran Hollywood and the film studios along with my dad, and he'd love to hobnob didn't he? Oh my God. Well, we're Sally from everybody that I talked to who knew Rozelle. I mean, this was the most charming man on planet earth. Yeah. These these these flashing blue is generous on the surface kind hearted. And and and and love the women. I mean, he he went from one beautiful woman to the next and and love my dad's class love just places. I mean, the the the two were made for each other was he depicted at all in the movie, the godfather. Oh, that's a good question. I don't think so because Rozelle was more Hollywood than than the film, the godfather west, but I could be wrong. All right. Let's take some calls donnas with us and Benson North Carolina east of the Rockies. Hi, donna. Hi, George is a pleasure to speak with you again. Well, thank you to death. Danni. My question. Really? And I like you. Really? Very frank. And that is so cool. And I thought that the godfather to George when Tom went down Hollywood the industry wolf out getting Jonathan pain that part. Who Johnny dean was Frank Sinatra? Right. Basically a lot and the one in the actress that Mr Wolf let's talking to him. I would have Irish supper that. He was mad at Johnson. Thank that was. Gardner patch? Anyway. What interesting Ron? Well, thank you so much. Yeah. I was wondering if out of every maybe through the grapevine have you ever heard? What was to deal with the murder of the black Dahlia? Well, that's a good question. And I'm not an expert on it. We've done a show or two on that. Yeah. There's some more information that's still coming out about that situation. Yeah. It's it's an area that I really haven't our research. There's so many things like that in Hollywood, and so many mysteries that I could have veered off on. And and I and I didn't. But that that alone is a fascinating story. Hollywood's got a million stories on Willie. Oh my God. I mean. Tip of the iceberg. I mean mine. Book covers a lot of stuff that's related to my dad because a lot of Hollywood history intersected is at his desk. So I ran with the stuff that people told me that I could get my hands on. But the other thing to Georgia. I gotta tell you is that I was I'm deeply grateful for the the the the principals who opened up to me because there were there were quite a few who who didn't want to tell me their secrets, and and were totally Frank about it. They just said no these are things that you should know about. And I think that maybe I got a quarter out of them through the other three fourths they took to their graves was it because they wanted them secret or because you were his son, and they didn't want to hurt you. Well, you know, what I think I think it's a combination of both first of all I think they were very protective of me because I grew up in a lot of their laps. The second thing is is I don't think they really wanted to tarnish my dad's image. But the third is that there's no sessions limitation on murder. And I think a lot of these people had their hands various murderers that they just didn't want to bring up they were living at that time, very very peaceful lives, and they just didn't want to upset the apple cart. I can't blame them. What year did your father die nineteen sixty to sixty two. What did you think of him? Well, I worshiped him because he was my protector. My mom had. My my mom was. Hispanic, and she had the temper like, you wouldn't believe and she would fly off the handle and come charging after my sister and myself and my dad would step between us, and you don't forget stuff like that. So in those cases, I mean, he really was my hero. I love being alone with them as I said playing cards or are playing at his feet. But unfortunately, I have a lot of sad memories of his ill health. I mean, I would have loved to gone camping with them. We went to some baseball games together. So I got cheated out of a dad because of his ill. What do you think? He'd think of Hollywood today Willie. I think in one hand he would be very pleased because this was a guy who is very visionary. And thinking about the future he thought of pay TV before there was HBO or any of that as I said, he went to bat for getting the independence affair the independent studios and filmmakers affair shocked by busting the studio monopoly and today is of course, we said, we got YouTube, and and Hulu and stuff like that. And I think that's the kind of stuff that he would be delighted this is a man who lived all his life by code of fairness. And so I think once that principal was violated. That's when he went off the deep end, and he did in a big way too. Didn't he? Oh, huge huge. I mean, he devoted practically is entire life to this vendetta, you know. It's really interesting, George because this is a guy who had a supernatural gift when it came to starting restaurants, bistros cafes hotels, and they were all successful. And he sold at the right time any sold at the right time. But. Had he only continue down that path. He could have been the restaurant baron of America. But instead he was so offended that this monopoly this cartel was in was in control of this industry that that pretty much exiled independence that he devoted a big part of his life to going after them and saying, Nope, I'm going to do everything I can to make sure that the the the playing field is level. So I think we have a lot to thank Tanka for what year did the Flamingo finally open up. It finally opened up in nineteen forty seven and was turning a profit. But it was too late by by June of forty seven. He was dead. Did your did your father take Johnston Vegas inbetween? No. I think that well what happened was. In nineteen fifty he decided to have one last crack at Vegas, and so he opened up a little restaurant called Larue, which was based on his restaurant Lura in in in Hollywood. And it was a clever idea. It was a restaurant and adjoining. It was eight three table casino craps roulette, and I think blackjack so the idea was to get up and gamble between courses, which I still think is novel. And so he got that up and running. But of course, the modern Vegas had had long memories. And they didn't want my dad there. And so they infiltrated this business. They brought in the the the mechanics. Start bleeding is is gambling operation dry. They they got to the cooks to put a laxative laxative and people's. That they would get sick. They were they were roughed up in the parking lot. Patrons were. So my dad was in business for a very short time. And that's when he got the message. He says I'm not destined to be in Vegas. Oh decade, Ryan's our first time caller in Yuma. Arizona. Hi, brian. Go ahead, sir. Hey, good morning, George. Come ordering Wilkerson. Hi there. I have a question, and maybe a little off topic. But I'm fifty nine years old. And I grew up watching all the mafia movies and hearing all the stories and one thing that always seemed to run constant through them was. That no matter what. Organized crime where the mafia would never harm a police officer or a treasury agent or g man, okay? Just wasn't done. It was bad for business. And they took it even to the extreme where if somebody did smaller, our shed or some punk they would seek retribution for the police department, or at least guide them to the to the person who did it. But nowadays, it seems either the Maggio organized crime either doesn't exist at all or they just don't care because you always hear one police officer after another being gunned down, and I don't mean in just see private domestic disputes calls, but I just wanted to try and get your take on that was the original back in the good old days. If you will just a mess. Or I think that they did have a code of etiquette. Because when my dad was in business with the speakeasies he did have to make his payoffs to the police captains to the beat cops to district attorneys, and so in sort of one big symbiotic sense, they all had to sort of dance together. Now with the drug, mafia..

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106.1 FM WTKK

15:33 min | 2 years ago

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"Forty five forty two. And welcome back to coast to coast Willie Wilkerson with us. Of course, we'll get to your calls in just a second. Is we talk about Hollywood. Godfather, what was what was the studio extortion plot all about Willie? Well, again, this was another device to get even. With the studios to more. He went all out any. Oh god. Yes. I mean once you got my wouldn't you got my dad angry? I mean, it looks like a hornet's nest. He didn't let gays a bulldog the bulk he just he just didn't let go. Basically, he he was constantly thinking up schemes of out of hurt these people, and there was a discussion in his office with Jani Rozelle. Which was overheard by my debts secretary, George Kennedy. And. My dad said I'd I'd really like to do something where we had control over the studios to get them back to the bargaining table. Because they're they're running something that's absolutely unfair to the independence, the independent filmmakers, there should be more a sharing, the theater, screens, etc. Etc. And it was resulting you came up with this idea. He says look Billy if we control the studio unions like the arts and crafts union that builders the carpenters the plumbers no film can go into production without them. Now. I'm cutting very long story short here. But basically it was resuly who set up. Taking over the studio unions of which they did successfully he got a couple of enforcers from Chicago governing Willie by off and George Brown to come out and be the the the union bosses, but they took their orders from Rozelle. And and result was in contact with my dad on this. And the scheme was basically is that it was to shake the studios down for a certain amount each year resilient to off the bat. Get fifty percent. And my dad said, no, no, no that will never fly start with something modest. And so it was it was for my father to have control over the studios and to slowly bring them around to realizing. Okay, they've lost this war. And they've got to now be more inclusive of of independence. Hearing screens, etc. What they didn't count on was this game backfiring because Willie by who was the it was the union boss when he realized the. The the amounts that they were getting he thought he wasn't. He wasn't getting enough for his share. So behind their backs. He was going to this to the studios and getting more money, for instance, Jost gang who was also on the scheme. He was getting one hundred thousand dollars a month out of Joe skink shaking him down in in his studio a month ago a month. Jeez. I mean that was enormous. So the bloodletting I mean, Joe skank was the first to crack and he turned state's evidence because he wanted Willie by off off his back. He he asked Rozelle addicted to kill Willie by off to get him out of the picture resilience wouldn't do it. Again, this gets it's more complicated than this. But my Rozelle made my promise a dad made my promise. My my dad promise that if the scheme when south that my father would never see the inside of a jail cell. They all went to prison except for my dad Joe gang. Johnny Rozelle by off everybody. And I still find that amazing today because my dad's fingerprints were all over this. She nobody ratted on him. Yeah. That's something. So basically Willie was was was killed by result in a in a car bomb explosion much later on. So my dad make good a promise to get rid of them. But it was way too late, but that was the the studio extortion plot, and it would have worked really had by off not not gotten greedy didn't Rosselli basically run the mob in Los Angeles. Yeah. He's the the story goes is that Jack drag no ran Los Angeles. But it was resilience who ran Hollywood and the film studios along with my dad need love to hobnob. Didn't he? Oh, my God will result. From everybody that I talked to who knew Roselle. I mean, this was the most charming man on planet earth. Yeah. These these these flashing blue is generous on the surface kind hearted. And and and and love the women. I mean, he he went from one beautiful woman to the next and and love my dad's class love just places. I mean, the the the two were made for each other was he depicted at all in the movie, the godfather. Oh, that's a good question. I don't think so because Rozelle was more Hollywood than than the film. The godfather was but I could be wrong. All right. Let's take some calls donnas with us in Benson North Carolina east of the Rockies. Hi, donna. George is a pleasure to speak with you again. Well, thank you. Very. Really? And I like you really. Very frank. And that is so cool. And I thought the godfather to George when Tom went down to Hollywood to talk to Mr Wolf. Jonathan pain that part? Johnny Fontane was Frank Sinatra right, basically. Yeah. And the woman the actress that Mr Wolf was talking to him. I would have Irish supper. That he was mad at Johnson. Thank that was either Gardner. Patrick, anyway, Willie. What an interesting rob will. Thank you so much. Yeah. I was wondering if. Out of every ninety through the grapevine. And if you ever heard. What was to deal with the martyr of the black guy? Well, that's a good question. And I'm not an expert on it. We've done a show or two on that. Yeah. There's some more information that's still coming out about that situation. Yeah. It's it's an area that I really haven't our research. There's so many things like that in Hollywood, and so many mysteries that I could've eared off on. And and I and I didn't. But that that alone is a fascinating story. Hollywood's got a million stories, I'll Willie. Oh my God. I mean. A tip of the iceberg. I mean my. Book covers a lot of stuff that's related to my dad because a lot of Hollywood history intersected as at his desk. So I ran with the stuff that people told me that I could get my hands on. But the other thing to Georgia. I gotta tell you is that I was I'm deeply grateful for the the principals who opened up to me because there were there were quite a few who didn't want to tell me their secrets, and and were totally Frank about it. They just had these are things that you should know about. And I think that maybe I got a quarter out of them through the other three fourths. They took to their graves was it because they wanted them secret or because you were his son, and they didn't want to hurt you. Well, you know, what I think I think it's a combination of both first of all I think they were very protective of me because I grew up in a lot of the collapse. The second thing is is I don't think they really wanted to tarnish my dad's image, but the third is that there's no sessions limitation on murder. And I think a lot of these people had their hands into various murderers. That they just didn't want to bring up they were living at that time, very very peaceful lives, and they just didn't want to upset the apple cart. I can't blame them. What year did your father die nineteen sixty to sixty two. What did you think of him? Well, I worshiped him because he was. Protect your my mom had. My my mom was. Hispanic, and she had the temper like, you wouldn't believe and she would fly off the handle and come charging after my sister and myself and my dad would step between us, and you don't forget stuff like that. So in those cases, I mean, he really was my hero. I love being alone with them as I said playing cards or are playing at his feet. But unfortunately, I have a lot of sad memories of his ill health. I mean, I would have loved to gone camping with them. We went to some baseball games together. So I got cheated out of a dead because of his ill-health. Yeah. What do you think? He'd think of Hollywood today Willie. I think in one hand he would be very pleased because this was a guy who is very visionary. And thinking about the future he thought of pay-tv before there was HBO or any of that. As I said, he went to bat for getting the independence affair the independent studios and filmmakers fair shot by busting the studio monopoly and today is of course, if we said, we got YouTube and Hulu and stuff like that. And I think that's the kind of stuff that he would be delighted this is a man who lived all his life by of fairness. And so I think once that principle was violated. That's when he went off the deep end, and he did in a big way too. Didn't he oh, huge huge? I mean, he devoted practically is entire life to this vendetta, you know. It's really interesting, George because this is a guy who had a supernatural gift when it came to starting restaurants, bistros cafes hotels, and they were all successful. He sold at the right time, and he sold at the right time. But had he only continued down that path. He could have been the restaurant. Darren. Of america. But instead he was so offended that this monopoly. This cartel was Incan was in control of this industry that that pretty much exiled independence that he devoted a big part of his life to going after them and saying, Nope, I'm gonna do everything I can to make sure that the the the playing field is level. So I think we have a lot to thank him for what year did the Flamingo finally open up. It finally opened up in nineteen forty seven and secrets turning a profit. But it was too late by by June of forty seven. He was dead. Did your did your father take Johnston Vegas inbetween? No story going to Vegas. I think that well what happened was. In nineteen fifty he decided to have one last crack at Vegas, and so he opened up a little restaurant called Larue, which was based on his restaurant Lura in in in Hollywood. And it was a clever idea. It was a restaurant and adjoining. It was a three table casino craps roulette, and I think blackjack so the idea was to get up and gamble between courses, which I still think is novel. And so he got that up and running. But of course, the modern Vegas had had long memories. And they didn't want my dad there. And so they infiltrated business. They brought in the the the the mechanics to start bleeding is is gambling operation dry. They they got to the Costa put a laxatives laxative and people's. Food. So that they would get sick. They were they were roughed up in the parking lot. Patrons were. So my dad was in business for a very short time. And that's when he got the message. He says, I'm. In vegas. That did Ryan's our first time caller in Yuma. Arizona. Hi, brian. Go ahead, sir. Good morning. George can mortaring Wilkerson either. I have a question it, maybe a little off topic. But I'm fifty nine years old. And I grew up watching all the mafia movies and hearing all the stories and one thing that always seem to run constant through them. Was that no matter what? Organized crime where the mafia would never harm a police officer or a treasury agent or g man just wasn't done. It was bad for business. And they took it even to the extreme where if somebody did smaller outfit or some punk. They would seek retribution for the police department, or at least guide them to the to the person who did it. Nowadays. It's seeing either the mafia or organized crime either doesn't exist at all or they just don't care because you always here. One police officer after another being gunned down and I don't mean in just these private domestic disputes. Calls, but I just wanted to try and get your take on that was the original back in the good old days. If you will just a myth or I think that they did have a code of etiquette. Because when my dad was in business with the speakeasies he did have to make us pay off to the police captains to the beat cops to district attorney's. And so instead of one big symbiotic sense. They all had to dance together now with the drug, mafia..

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"joe gang" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

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"Okay. Welcome back. Let me tell you about our guest Willie Wilkerson was raised in educated in England at a graduate from the university of southern California back in nineteen seventy seven he has authored several books and has contributed several publications including the Los Angeles Times the Hollywood reporter USA today the herald examiner in L A weekly as well as being an on camera. Historian for such shows as biography e Entertainment's mysteries and scandals. The learning channel's the secret history of Las Vegas, then PBS's history. Detectives he was with me six years ago, as we talked about his father, the man who invented the Las Vegas tonight Hollywood godfather, the life and crimes of Billy Wilkerson Willie. Welcome back to the show Georgia's great to hear from you. And of course with fair disclosure want. Everybody to know you've got a great son by the name of will Wilkerson who was one of our interns working with producer Tom for years. And Tom still says one of the best I ever worked with that is so great. We talk about you guys. All the time. We got married didn't. He he got married in June to a wonderful woman and they've relocated to North Carolina. Great where he set up his business, and I miss him dearly. But what can you do what you the next time? You talk to him you, tell them high for for me, and Tom if you absolutely you got it when we talked back six years ago about your father, and we'll do a little recap here because it's an amazing story. But you you were ten years old when he died, so you probably don't remember too much about. And do you know? No, no, no. That's absolutely, correct. Did did did you remember of him at that age? Well, I just remember a man who is slowly getting a very very sick. This is a man who had made terrible lifestyle choices he smoked three packs of cigarettes a day drank twenty coca Cola's. And so basically, I just remembered a man of in ailing health the times that I did spend with him. I mean as a kid we used to play cards together. And so those were those are really special times for me, he loved cards. Oh, boy, did he ever as a matter of fact, he literally invented Las Vegas wasn't Howard Hughes affirmed, his very very close friend. He Howard used to come to the house while because your dad started the Hollywood reporter, right? That's correct. And that time that was and it still is. But I mean in those days where we didn't have a lot of radio and television that was one of the most influential Hollywood publications out there, if not the one where all the producers all the movie moguls everybody would pick that up the first thing they could it was called. It was called the Hollywood bible. Let's absolutely correct. And so your father had that entrepeneurship spirit in him. Didn't he? He did. That's absolutely, correct. And but I think that this is where the story gets into twists and turns and gets very dark. He was in the movie industry up until nineteen twenty six from nineteen twelve until nineteen twenty six. And when he realized that at that time Hollywood was owned by five or six students. It was it was a cartel monopoly bright, and as an independent he realized that if he started his own studio the chances of getting screen time and their movie theaters because each one on their own exclusive theater chain was was a fantasy. And so he became very angry. I it was it. He became very this revenge motives, and he decided that he was going to crush this illegal monopoly that held a stranglehold on fair competition because I independence weren't. Unless you were an independent that owned your own theater chains. How else are you going to get your films? Sean. Was right. And during all that time period as well. And again for folks who don't remember our discussion six years ago. Your father literally was building the Flamingo hotel in Las Vegas, which really was the first big hotel. Wasn't it? That's correct. That was correct. That's the first resort that we know that some guy named Bugsy Siegel came up to him and said I want to buy this kid. Any sold it tool. Well, actually, the story goes at that. Is that Seagal really serve muscled him out. It was almost like sell it to me or you won't be around to see finish. The story goes my father was a terrible gambler. I mean, I I think the audience in my my he my father just gamble millions away. He had he had seed money to to build a Flamingo. And the problem was is that he couldn't keep away from the tables, and he was gambling is construction money way to the point where he couldn't Bill and so the project just came to a standstill, and that's when he got a visit on the construction site from a guy named g Harry Rothberg who said do it straight out of the movie. The godfather said, listen, I'm gonna I'm gonna make you the deal you can't refuse. I got partners who will give you the million bucks to finish the hotel. You can retain the third interest. And I will help you get it all finished off. And so this guy appear to be legitimate businessman. He signed the contr. Tracked. He got his million dollars and then a month later, but does he goes on the construction site? Introducing himself to my dad is his new partner. Well, my dad nearly fainted. Did Bugsy have a reputation at that time of being a mobster. I think he always did he he was always the tough guy. But interesting when he was in Hollywood, he was he was really the playboy. I mean, there was a part of part of his history where he wanted to get into movies. He had glossies made. Apparently he had. He had some screen tests done. We don't know where this the screen test are, but he really wanted to be a movie actor like his friend George raft. And but when the studio moguls got with of who this guy was there's no way on earth that they were gonna give them a shot in films because they were too scared of him. And he he knew her you knew Mayerling Meyer Lansky loved him. Did he? Oh, absolutely. These guys were bosom. They were they were like brothers. And we're talking about Bugsy Siegel. Not your dad yet. A Meyer Lansky and Bugsy Siegel grew up together is as close to brotherhood is you could possibly get without being blood related Bugsy ended up being in Beverly Hills, California and was shocked to death through the window of his house. And I've got to ask you this Willie. Do you think your father had anything to do with that? I think he did. And the reason why is that my father was very close friends with a mobster in Hollywood by the Johnny Rozelle who was also named the Kennedy assassination. Yeah. I I I'm not an expert on that part. I'm just an expert long. His name came up quite a bit. Yeah. On on on his relationship with with my dad, but when Bugsy Siegel threatened my father's life and send him into exile. Sent my dad into exile. In late nineteen forty six. Rosella was very protective of my dad, and the theory is is that when my father was in exile. It was Rozelle early who ordered the hit on Bugsy eagle to protect my dad. Now interesting that result was behind bars at that time, but that didn't matter. I mean, this guy had so much influence that it didn't matter where he was. So that made sense to me, and that made sense to the principles that I talked to obviously, the the story that we're familiar with is that Seagal overspent with the Flamingo and his partners killed him. But I can't see that because Meyer Lansky who was her brother to Bugsy Siegel would have intervene in in in some fashion. Yes. And they love the mob or are are protected him in some fashion. So I think that my my father had or. Or result acting on his own to protect my father has to do with it. But somehow your dad was involved. Whether it was on the peripheral end of it or really on the inside. Well, I just I think it was probably a casual conversation where my dad was in Paris probably made a phone call to resilient said I'd really love to get this guy off my back. And that only meant one thing to somebody like Rozelle or somebody who was close to result who could get to him in prison. And that's all probably he had to say. What do you think Willie division was of your father looking at Las Vegas developing the Flamingo which would have been the first big place ended up being the first big casino hotel. What did he see in Las Vegas that? Nobody else really saw. Well, I gotta be honest. I don't think that he he saw that vision. This is this guy had. A mammoth gambling addiction. And so we had to do something to to try and rain this, and we have to remember at that time there were no organizations like gambling. Or whatever. And he was friends with the movie mogul guy the name of Joe gang who is the chairman of Twentieth Century, Fox who was also an enormous gambler. But Joe skink was so rich that it didn't matter how much you lost. I mean this. This guy was virtually printing money, what was your dad's favorite game, by the way? He loved the wish there were three that he loved. He he loved the ponies. He loved poker any love craps. And he was terrible at all three. I talked to people who was who play poker with him and said he was the worst poker player in the world. Worst loser. Horses all the time. Well, yeah. I mean, it was really interesting because I got in touch with his business partner of close to two decades. Maybe Tom sword. And Tommy told me that he would go to the track every day with my dad just to sort of keep them company and babysit him. That would be sent Anita me. Right. This is the depression, and my father was routinely losing five hundred dollars a race five days on all the races at the track five days like ten grand a night race nowadays. Enormous. I mean, I don't know what that translates into days money, but we are talking an absolute fortune. So it was Joe skank over a card game. Who said listen if you're gonna if you're gonna keep? Taking that kind of financial pounding. He said. Started casino own the house. So if you lose money, George, yeah is yours. And so that it was really if any credit is to be sort of given to the Flamingo. It's it's that comment that that Joe skink gave my father because really the Flamingo was just based on my father's financial survival. I don't think he had any idea or allusions about grandeur. We we still have to remember. It's the middle of the desert. How am I going to get my? Beverly Hills clientele comes to the middle of the desert to gamble at my place. And there's nothing there. There are no other amenities. There's no other big hotels. I mean, it was just that place. Yeah. There were there were was the last frontier in the L Rancho, but they were remorse sort of glorified motel. It was like a cowboy place. Exactly. And so they were very unglamorous and my father got this idea. Oh my God. If I'm gonna ask my my exclusive Beverly Hills clientele the come out to the middle of the desert. I mean, I've gotta have shops that have floor shows. He was very good at at successful at starting restaurants. He started Benny in Hollywood cafe Trocadero zeros and stuff like that. And he says I got a I got a transfer Beverly Hills to the middle of the desert if I'm going to get these people to come out because he wasn't planning on the locals to to drop that kind of money. You know slot machines. He was right. It was right. He was right. In that sense. His his vision. Even though it it it it probably didn't occur at that time. Is is is is creation of the Mingo really was was the harbinger. Of of what it is today. Absolutely. Now, how long did he own the Hollywood reporter the paper? He started in nineteen thirty and he passed away in nineteen sixty two. So that's roughly what about thirty two years, and it's still going on. Oh, it's bigger than ever. It's huge debt who owns the knowledge. You know, one of the things is that we sold it in nineteen eighty eight. And because my mother was worried about the internet revolution. And she didn't want to to compete with what's going on online. And as we both know that magazines and newspapers have disappeared into the mom was pretty perceptive. Yes. And but what the current management is done is that I mean, it they they have really created. Phoenix. I mean, they have resurrected this newspaper and made it an absolute titan. And I take my hat off to them. I mean, it's just phenomenal. What they've done did you. And again, he dies when you're ten. But can you recall did you live? Well, I mean were you taking care of? Oh god. Yes. I mean, we lived in that house is still there in in in Beller right on the corner of Beverly Glen and Sunset Boulevard. I mean, we had close to like four acres was huge. Gosh. That's gotta be. So we have the the the butlers and the cooks and everything that goes along with with a big estate, so. Yeah, my sister. And I my sister, and I were well taken care of. But as we'd like to joke is that we were brought up in an island people were brought to us. We didn't have that other people's houses. How did your father die Willie? Well, he he. Yeah. The Dutch certificate says heart attack, but but three packs of unfiltered cigarettes a day for for decades. Twenty coca Cola's. I mean, that's what killed him as far as I'm concerned the picture on the cover of Hollywood godfather, he looks like he's relatively thin was he a thin guy or heavy guy. He was he was a pretty thin guy. You know, he just abused himself. Yeah. I I, you know, like a lot of them. Did I have to tell you George? I mean, he was in good company. A lot of those Hollywood film titans. Add had had terrible lifestyle habits. And and some got them into trouble. I mean, we have to do is look at people like Harvey Weinstein today. Yup. Yup. And back in my Father's Day. They probably wouldn't have got caught. But thank God. Now, the hammer is dropping. Those days they've probably got away with all that stuff and probably worse will probably worse. Well, I in fact, if I may cite a couple of examples is that again Joe skunk, this this this huge tycoon. He had a house in Santa Monica specifically for dilatory purposes. With the playboy mentioned before the playboy mansion. And so my father would go down there between marriages and enjoying himself with all the starlets that that Joe had set up with all of us all of his friends, and you had people like Daryl zanuck who is the head of production for Twentieth Century, Fox. This guy built a bedroom in his office. You couldn't get away with that. No, no..

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Juicy Scoop with Heather McDonald

02:01 min | 3 years ago

"joe gang" Discussed on Juicy Scoop with Heather McDonald

"Can have everything you know not the renault unison but we can we be selling at madison square garden with our stories about our lives which are just as interesting in fact i would argue more interesting than someone who's jerking off all the time but i i think people would love to laugh at us if only what we do was seen as funny and i was just rethinking that whole argument of like our women funny it's like men don't get the joke 'cause they don't even recognize comedy when we're talking because they always agree yelling at them and they think we don't it when i make jokes on twitter like i wonder why people actually explain when a amount i'm like no i i'm joe gang shouting they don't even organiz you really christopher ryan's women are funny you don't get the joe give fat old british fox thank god you're dead while it's also i also say in defence of men comedy is subjective show if all the male executives are white jewish males they're going to be more attracted to the white jewish male comedian that's talking about his bar mitzvah and his parents and you're the male executive like that guy made me pean my pants zahar because he's telling historian a funny way so if he's going to choose who's going to get the sitcom isn't going to be black woman is going to be the you know the catholic girl or is it going to be this hilarious clever jewish guy that when to private school and lynch's entire life yeah and i making the decision that's one that i'm gonna pick right and i would pick people i relate to exactly and it's like we i am there's an easy me more of us yes i like comedy like i stayed up torched joan rivers i didn't say afterwards johnny carson no like i so you know i so i do think that's just why when people talk about diversity in the writer's room and as an executive level that's why it's important that's like when bridesmaid came out everyone was so shocked and like can't because guess what they're all actual female comedy performers and writers and comedians and actually had chemistry know each other didn't pick the three hottest girls and have them duprat falls and have them plan of wedded hair india's no everett comedian.

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Super Station 101

01:47 min | 3 years ago

"joe gang" Discussed on Super Station 101

"To say and i can already hear them all he's just playing to his base in the it's ridiculous the over reaching religio city of this man who barely goes to church and what is it i want your reaction to this over it morning joe katie katty kay in the morning joe gang were weighing in on this and they were they were less than mary i think we can say this i see that that that christmas tree lighting last night the one in to see that everyone shed up to now talk that's a beautiful balmy evening on dc no excuse not to get outside right now and you go to the christmas tree lighting except snow for very many people trees off that this empty low turnout seen it rose i mean you know some my turnout among gop this miss from an ugly oh the grinch his were out on that set of the morning joe set oh boy no turnout looked at the crowd and they showed some empty seats at the back of the seating area there newsflash okay when i went to the obama tree lighting and i went to the the obama easter grow there were thousands and thousands and thousands of people i agree they were pack now i went because my children wanted to see the lights pop on where we were standing you couldn't even see the president but you go and you and you you you take kids out in the weather and you take time fighting traffic because you want them to be part of a communal experience but sadly in dc this is what dummy me didn't realize in dc everything is politicised and what i didn't realize.

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WCTC

02:31 min | 3 years ago

"joe gang" Discussed on WCTC

"The lighting for christmas tree would be one of those occasions bright trump went on and listen to the content of this i was stunned by the religios city of these statements right before he left the tree year every year at christmastime we recognize that the real spirit of christmas is not what we have is about who we are each one of us is a child love guy that is the true source of joy this time of the year that is what makes every chris mary now i want your reaction to this eight five five 405 two eight seven to now summer going to say and i can already hear them all he's just playing to his day sin it's ridiculous the over reaching religio city of this man who barely goes to church and what is it i want your reaction to this over at morning joe katie katty kay and the morning joe gang were weighing in on this and they were they were less than mary i think we can set aside i see that meant that christmas tree lighting last night the one in to see that everyone shut up to now talk said beautiful balmy evening on dc no excuse not to get outside right yeah and you go to the christmas tree lighting accepts not very many people touch result at this empty to load hour seen it wa i mean you know some my turn turn out don't miss from humbly oh the grinch his were out on that set of the morning joe set oh boy no turnout looked at the crap and they showed some empty seats at the back of the seating area there newsflash okay when i went to the obama tree lighting and i went to the obama easter egg roll there were thousands and thousands and thousands of people i agree they were pack now i went because my children wanted to see the lights pop on where we were standing you couldn't even see the president but you go and you and you you you take kids out in the weather and you take time fighting traffic because you want them to be part of a communal experience but sadly in dc this is what dummy me didn't realize in dc everything is politicised and what i didn't realize this.

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KOIL

02:17 min | 3 years ago

"joe gang" Discussed on KOIL

"To cry it's christmas that don't you love it we're in december and so blessed raymond royal sitting in for laura ingram i know you all want to talk about president trump yesterday at the lighting of the national christmas tree saberi religious comments of course more the morning joe gang that the media throwing rocks at emmanuel people there they are i think they were really upset with what he said virginia north carolina you wanted to say what rain com i just wanted to comment it is a breath of fresh here to here i'll president of the united states same merry christmas and recite the christmas story people who comment oh my gosh he doesn't even go to church god doesn't look at that he looks at your hearts so they need to look at themselves in the mirror because god is not looking at the hour to parents so i i do thank god that he had bought back merry christmas and reciting the christmas story amen to that i like that you know there's a creeping circularity the only the only people that apparently can mentioned christmas are those who were selling his junk that's that's apparently the new rule and i'm waiting for linus lima some the gospel of luke or about to get saddam waiting for them to bleep him out you know they'll have the peanuts vaginal but when they get to that part and low they were in that amen that'll be the that'll be with the christmas peanuts christmas a look like charlie bre christmas thank you mike in virginia you wanted to say what sure we we have a leader who will temporarily at least park clearly political correctness stuff on home and help celebrate and understand the real purpose of christmas thank you mike now what mike mike looks like he's been tipping the eggnog a bit this morning which i like i that's i look i defend i'm from new orleans as as donna brazile once told me a 1030 following the funeral of a friend of mine she found out it was from new orleans she civil honey we gotta go sippy sippy sometime with their i like you know a little sippy sippy is okay not too early in the day but ten o'clock that's line one more call randy north carolina and then we're going to talk about the kate timely a verdict but you can keep calling about your reaction to the president because.

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"joe gang" Discussed on WTVN

WTVN

02:16 min | 3 years ago

"joe gang" Discussed on WTVN

"These internet challenges that are getting young people hurt or killed and arkansas teens recovering from first and second degree burns on his neck after friends doused him with boiling hot water as he slept nicholas conrad a student at sherwood high school she said the six boys who attended a sleepover at a friend's house attempted the hot water challenge on him that's that's not even funny now i mean okay gets the right to do this sentiment challenge cheer ads funny point nick joe gang on this veneman and that's great but i mean boil permanent injury yeah and then they burnham with a cigarette lighter and that's also very funny i felt this really bad burning on my knack i woke up and i just started screaming and crying conrad told the news outlet i just lay in bed crying for about two hours i finally got up and went to the bathroom and looked in the mirror and realized that this house happened and he said he returned home to his mother later that morning the pair went straight to the hospital where he was treated for the burns at boiling water yeah that's not good for you is now that's man they told me they poured will hot water on man then they didn't realize it was that hot but it was pretty bad at the time and they probably he ended up in a microwave so you know be called a gap konrads injuries come weeks after an 11yearold girl suffered second and thirddegree burns to her face and shoulders after her friends attempted the same prank uh jim only merit spent eleven days in the hospital and while it twelve year old was taken into custody uh for the prank no charges have been filed i just want them to leave me alone he said of the boy's they're not my friends anymore and they're not going to be i realized what friends are and how they act in those were never my friends and konrads mother maki said she still in shock over the incident is pleading with other parents talked to their children about the dangers of online challenges i thought i had it had been an accident and it had to and to be an accident but when i found out it was delivered it so concerning don't ever say my child won't do that educate them.

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"joe gang" Discussed on KOMO

KOMO

01:45 min | 4 years ago

"joe gang" Discussed on KOMO

"I might come loan on komo news why they're everybody sunday morning and we're starting out in the 40s to about fifty around the sound will end up with temperatures back into the mid to the upper 60s later today partly cloudy skies quite here for early june right but will continue to build the heat as we head into the work in school we too crazy just about seventy with mostly sunny skies for back to work monday and then the he peaks on tuesday and wednesday with upper seventies to near eighty in one spot similar to hop at getting out there and then we kouyate on thursday with a chance for showers back in the region kumble weather center i'm meterologist shanta no donald with the president tweets the world loosens sometimes when the president tweets the world says huh we get more from brian calvert you seated on facebook may be someone's texted you with this new word and you've certainly heard about it at work donald trump has been tweeting again despite the constant negative press cofefrence a what cove fa c o v f e f e mistress spicer i think the president's tweets fee for themselves please south adamson sometimes you have to read too much in trade he's simply stated fact that tweet fix herself in the late night to the president road despite the constant negative press coface fe and left us hanging minutes hours would go by tweet suddenly deleted but tung's failed to see sousse their wagging due to user craig has distant their cold faye carb carb thank the morning joe gang on msnbc can faith a few watch any of the star wars movies is a there you go it's it's it's rogue one.

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"joe gang" Discussed on KOMO

KOMO

01:34 min | 4 years ago

"joe gang" Discussed on KOMO

"Through thirty four i might content on komo news well the weather out there a little bit better for being on the water then in attempts again reading cool for the first weekend of june and we'll do it all again on sunday with lows darting near fifty highs back into the mid to the upper 60s for sunday after nearly partly sunny skies it does get a little bit more promising for shipping in the water as we head into the middle of next week is near 70 monday that closer to eighty in hotspots by the time he peaks on wednesday in the komo weather center i'm meterologist john mcdonnell with the president tweets the world listens sometimes when the president tweets the world says ha we get more from brian calvert you seated on facebook may be someone's texted you with this new word and you've certainly heard about it at work donald trump has been tweeting again despite the constant negative press fifty what cove fa c o v f e f e mr spike sir i think the president's tweets speak for themselves pleased for example i don't since sometimes you have to read too much into eight he's simply stated a fact that tweet fix herself in the late night deep president road despite the constant negative press faith fe and left us hanging minutes hours would go by tweet suddenly deleted but tung's failed to cease they're wagging due to user craig has distant air cold thanks cobb cobb thank the morning joe gang on msnbc favor a few lodge any of this star wars movies there you go.

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"joe gang" Discussed on KOMO

KOMO

02:29 min | 4 years ago

"joe gang" Discussed on KOMO

"Coface say he left us hanging minutes hours would go by tweet suddenly deleted but tung's failed to cease their wagging due to user craig has this in their cold thanks called thank the morning joe gang on msnbc faith your watch any of the star wars movies it is a new go it's it's it's rogue one you know right after rogue one remember slavelike us softdrink and back to youtube honey badger sings the word the fight off a couple hours after the president seemed not off mid kofi faded a tweet was deleted and he tweeted something you perhaps trying to make fun of himself he tweets who can figure out the true meaning of co faith they enjoy exclamation mark oh we are as president what was he really trying to say most theorized that was supposed to read despite the constant negative press coverage not fresca faith it now before someone prize fake news even the president seems to be laughing at this one and there are some serious news here because twitter seems to be the commander in chief preferred way to communicate with all of us we all make mistakes but some are concerned that the most powerful man in the free world might make other twit sticks this one was up for five hours said something really uncouth what is said something really dangerous would just set up there for five hours the fact remains that go faith in this case was asleep sleepy presidents of tweeting the word coverage and the story yes but from the man quoted in december of what he fifteen is saying i know words i have the best words it appears the fund has just begun come from i think of it going brian calvert komo news art historian hillary clinton says the controversy over her use of private emails server was a big nothing burger this was at a code conference in california she also said that the democratic national committee's data was mediocre to poor nonexistent wrong that didn't help and she said she got nothing from the dnc which caught the attention of the press because then he came back on twitter saying crooked hillary clinton now blames everybody better self refuses to say she was a terrible candidate and that's when hillary clinton used that new word.

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