19 Episode results for "John Bel Edwards"

2019 anti-abortion Dems create party dilemma

Meet the Press: The Lid

02:49 min | 2 years ago

2019 anti-abortion Dems create party dilemma

"Welcomes the lid from NBC news. I'm Ben cameras are as abortion, battles heat up and legislatures and courts across the country. Democrats are making it clear that abortion rights are on the ballot. In twenty twenty here's Kirsten gillibrand on NPR last week and I believe that President Trump wants a war with America's women. It's a war. He will have and is one he will lose. And here's Kamala Harris on MSNBC. There are safe that keep passing these laws. And so when elected, I'm going to put in place, and require that states that have a history of passing legislation that is designed to prevent or limit women's access to reproductive health care that those laws have to come before my department of Justice for review and approval and until we determined that they are constitutional. They will not take effect with all the support for abortion rights on the left. It's easy to forget. Not everyone in the party is singing in tune enter, Louisiana governor John Bel Edwards. He's the democratic party's highest profile and comment on the ballot in two thousand nineteen and he doesn't consider himself pro-life. He's about to sign a controversial abortion law, as he gears up for reelection. Louisiana's legislature just passed. What's nicknamed a heartbeat Bill, which bans abortion, once fetal heartbeat can be detected? And unlike other national Democrats, John Bel Edwards supports this ban. Curious on talk one oh, seven point three this month in Baton Rouge. I am pro-life as I mentioned before at a press conference, I'm inclined to sign the Bill. It's a stance that puts him at odds with members of his own party both across the country and back home in Louisiana. Even as the number of prolife Democrats, dwindles, John Bel Edwards position is a reminder of the real tensions that still exist within the Democratic Party on this issue. Democrats have been looking to push pro-life members out of their party. Check out the primary brewing against Illinois democratic congressman, Dan Lipinski, but they don't have. Have that luxury in Louisiana. Whether governor is both pro Medicaid expansion, an antiabortion rights, while the culture wars of long. United the GOP we've seen some serious backlash against parties that have tried to become too aggressive on abortion. That's what Democrats hope will happen next year that the GOP efforts to restrict abortion in states like Alabama and Georgia will prompt voters to punish Republicans at the ballot box. But in Louisiana, Democrats face a choice confront John Bel Edwards on abortion and risk, leaving base voters from him or look the other way as one of their own puts pen to paper on yet another abortion, restriction. That's good for us. We like to hear more of this free audio briefing. You can add meet the press the lid to your flash briefings on, Amazon Alexa, able devices, or just download us as a free podcast.

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Apocalypse Parish in Morehpus where more houses parish because of Idocracy government

Leiaira.rocks

02:06 min | 8 months ago

Apocalypse Parish in Morehpus where more houses parish because of Idocracy government

"Hi, this is Daniel and also known as Israel de morte Angel of Death. Listen to Anchor. FM easy way to make podcast. free free to join here in on Spotify Apple podcast iHeartRadio and many more you can make money from your podcast with no minimum listenership everything. You need to make a podcast in one place long to come join me on anchor at the end. Hey, this is Azrael. The morphe about apocalypse perish here in Louisiana. I predicted off of Environ and the apocalypse coming and look here. It is to enjoy this episode apocalypse Terrace in the covid-19. And 2020 January I had spoke about how this parish is declining and more houses Parish down. There is no Mall here more shady ship goes down here than John Bel Edwards can wipe his ass with trying to identify even know housing codes. They let drug selling steel identifications and use fake but hugs vouchers. They still snap count cards and keep people from using their nutritional substance for four months and it's been cops do anything now know they help Rob the lady All of this is so insane. They deserved KO. Goodbye. Everyone who salts her everyone who's hurt her everyone? Who's robbed her even Donald Trump deserves it. I hope he dies. This is all for now. Thanks for listening.

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One explainable Trump tweet

Meet the Press: The Lid

03:42 min | 1 year ago

One explainable Trump tweet

"Welcome to the LID for meet the press on carry. Dan You would not be alone if you said that the president occasionally tweet tweet something that makes you think wait what if you are a student of the president's tweets. You may have noticed one on Tuesday that might have confused fused you because it was about an election in October. The tweet read and Republicans have Louisiana it is really important for you to go out and vote on October twelfth for either Eddie reporting or Ralph Abraham Parentheses both great and it goes on from there if you're not glued to the gubernatorial election election calendar that might have seemed confusing October twelfth is a Saturday and why does the president want Republicans to vote for either of two do people welcome to the somewhat strange world of off your races in the American south to review. Louisiana is one of three states where there are the governor's races this year. The current governor of the state is John Bel Edwards who is a Democrat a Democrat in Louisiana you say in fact it was a big upset when he won in two thousand fifteen which he did by benefiting from voters distaste for to Louisiana Politicians Sion's who are excellent Trivia answers these days they were his. Gop Gubernatorial opponent David bitter who was tarred by the DC madam prostitution scandal and the outgoing governor of the State Bobby Jindal whom you may remember from a state of the Union response performance that was let's call it a gift wbt to the gods of comedy because John. Bel Edwards is a Democrat in Louisiana. He's the kind of Democrat who breaks with his own party on issues like abortion worship and guns but also things like expand Medicaid and he is up for reelection so why is the president telling Republicans to vote for two other Republicans on a Saturday well Louisiana has a so-called jungle or open primary where candidates of all parties. He's run against each other at the same time. If no one gets fifty percent plus one then it goes to a runoff in November. The jungle primary will be held. You guessed it Saturday Saturday October twelfth and there's a chance that John Bel Edwards could pull it off and went outright because the two Republicans this are well. They're doing this to each other fact Ralph Abraham another promise breaking tax payer money taking trump attacking work skipping Pelosi voting typical politician and he is desperate and is running dishonest attack ads against Ralph Abraham the facts now if Edwards doesn't doesn't get a majority he'll go one on one against one of those two Republicans. Abraham is a third term. Congressman response is a newcomer to politics Andy Construction magnate whose put a ton of his own money into the race. Democrats are pretty hopeful that their guy still could win in a one on one contest although it's a bit tougher offer but they also find the idea of solidifying a win in a state that Donald Trump won by twenty points and doing it on a random Saturday in October pretty the darn sweet so there you go trump tweet explained now that I could do that for some of his other ones anyone for a hot a cup of coffee. That's a live for us. If you'd like to hear more of this free audio taping you can always download us on your favorite podcast APP.

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NPR News: 10-13-2019 3PM ET

NPR News Now

04:59 min | 1 year ago

NPR News: 10-13-2019 3PM ET

"This message comes from NPR sponsor xfinity some things are slow like a snail races other things are fast like xfinity X. by get fast speeds even when everyone is online working to make WIFI simple easy awesome more at xfinity dot com restrictions apply ear despite extensive legal scrutiny. I'm Barbara Klein N._P._R.. News in Washington Poland is holding elections today NPR's Rob Schmitz reports voters are expected to give the ruling party four more years to cement news I'm just Clark in New Orleans Louisiana's Democratic governor failed to win enough votes in yesterday's primary election to avoid a runoff offensive and Teri Schultz reports that word of an escape by detained Isis relatives is adding to their concern the German government says in a phone John Bel Edwards finished with forty seven percent of the vote and will face Republican businessmen next month this is NPR Kurds for NPR news. I'm Teri Schultz in Brussels officials in New Orleans say two people were killed in yesterday's

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Louisiana election marks tie-breaker for GOP and Dems in 2019

Meet the Press: The Lid

02:52 min | 1 year ago

Louisiana election marks tie-breaker for GOP and Dems in 2019

"Welcome to the lead from meet the press. I'm Melissa Hallsberg. Its last chance last dance on the Twain. Eighteen election cycle cycle on Saturday Louisiana. wease voters are going to the polls to either reelect democratic governor John Bel Edwards or elect Republican Challenger. Eddie responding isn't election that will end and a best of three stalemate between the parties in two thousand nineteen gubernatorial contests yesterday in Kentucky. Governor Matt Bevin conceded to Democratic winner. Are Andy Bashir. This came after Bevin asked for recombine of the elections original vote last week so now Kentucky will have a Democratic Governor and the twenty nineteen Mississippi Gubernatorial election went to Republican Tate Reeves. That leaves us with Louisiana as the Twain Nineteen Tiebreaker. Hi breaker the reasons. Essentially tied in the most recent mason-dixon poll Edwards held at forty eight percent and responding at forty six percent last night. The president traveled Louisiana to make the case for responding so trump to cross. You get a big win please okay. Okay but Republicans hoping to win the race by nationalizing. It hasn't always had the best results before the Kentucky Gobert Oriole election president trump traveled there to rally for Bevan. He went as far to say. And if you lose sticking to say trump's suffered the greatest defeat the history of the world. This was the greatest. You can't let that happen to me or remember Roy Moore in Alabama before Moore or was the Republican nominee for Senate in twenty seventeen. President trump endorsed and rallied for luther. Strange Democrat Doug. Jones is now the junior senator from Alabama and facing re election in twenty twenty one candidates. President trump supports lose it increases. Fear is that the president president isn't always a helpful guest on the campaign trail and nationalizing races isn't a winning message for Republicans that could be bad news for Republicans Publicans and Louisiana trying to get one last win before twenty twenty if democrats. Break the tie and win Louisiana tomorrow take a look at how much Republican Publican challengers and incumbents count on the president in twenty twenty. And how present he is in campaign ads going forward. That's for us if you'd like to hear more of this free audio briefing. You can always download us on your favorite podcast alley.

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Yankee Libs Are Tasting The Agony of Defeat Wile The South Goes All In For Life  The Mike Church Show

CRUSADE Channel Previews

04:38 min | 2 years ago

Yankee Libs Are Tasting The Agony of Defeat Wile The South Goes All In For Life The Mike Church Show

"State legislatures that have done what we have prayed or lady, and xd her to intervene for that's five. In louisiana. This is really seriously by partisan the governor of our state. John Bel Edwards is being pressured by the national team in Krant party and told hey man, you're a damn you're a diva Cran. You're a baby killer, you can't contravene us. We look bad the woman that sponsored the Bill. Sandra, Sandra Carter of New Orleans is a demon crat. I've talked about this before she's being pressured by every demon credit and the state. That's again, it, hey, man. Hey, babe you can't do that. We're deeming Krant. We're maybe killers. And yet here we stand, now, listen to this. One is Twitter feed. John Bel Edwards at Louisiana gov. My statement on the passage of SP one eighty four following final passage, by the Louisiana legislature, qua-. I wanna read this to you, quote. In two thousand fifteen I ran for governor as a pro-life candidate after serving as a pro life, legislator for eight years as governor, I have been true to my word and my beliefs on this issue. But it is also my sincere belief that being prolife means more than just being pro birth. My first act now. I, I had to tell you something here. I did not vote for John Bel Edwards. And I don't remember him touting is pro-life Buna feed Hayes during the campaign. But I also must what I also must tell you, I am very proud, and admirable that the main in the last two months has been he's been unrepentant on this. He is a baptized Catholic. I will tell you he is. I believe a member of I wanted to say, San Antonia patio and Rouge, Bethel, Louisiana, but I know he's always a Catholic. I know he lives in about Rouge, and I I'm not sure which parish it is. But that's the biggest one. So I think that, that's it. It doesn't matter. Our governor is walking the walk talking to talk, the governor of Georgia. Walk the walk talk. The talk Kay Ivey, the governor of Alabama that Jim Carey wants to will Bart seventy one seventy first trimester abortion. Walking the walk talking. The talk. My first act as governor was to expand access to health care for working Louisiana. I were Republicans demon Cranston, the legislature to expand investment in education pass weeping criminal Justice reforms for each of the last three years. My administration has set records for the number of children being adopted out of our foster care system, and despite fierce opposition, I have fought new insure LGBT citizens are not discriminated against in the workplace blah, blah, blah, blah. I know there are many feel just as strongly. And he's what are you doing? Here is saying, hey, demon Krantz OB still want to you. I just can't kill babies. I got to say governor. If you're this, and I believe you are committed. The lives at assumed to be born, you ought to be similarly, committed to the lives of those that are born and stop allowing them to feel and to be told that the law protects sodomy. This is a no, no. I keep wondering what's going who's going to be the first state, that's going to cause the other part of the conference, turn ities players, not just to make a legal or to bring about and into the legal protections. Afforded abortion K. We're working on that one. Big time contraception. Contraception is the linchpin here. The brother Andrea. Marie has an episode of re-conquest radio on this very subject. If you have contraception it's legal. You're going to have abortion.

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The Barrett Brief- President Trump Fading Out Ridiculous Social Distancing

CRUSADE Channel Previews

11:53 min | 1 year ago

The Barrett Brief- President Trump Fading Out Ridiculous Social Distancing

"President Trump said the existing corona virus social distancing guidelines that are set to expire at the end of April on Thursday today will not be extended further as more governors begin to lift restrictions and reopen economies The administration said the existing social distancing recommendations are being incorporated by governors into future plans. They're fading out according to President Trump. Because now the governors are doing it during a White House meeting with Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards the first trump condemned governor for taking steps to. I'm cert. Yeah commended commended. I'm sorry reading. commended governors for taking steps to reopen economies. The original tweet guidelines were extended to third thirty more days. Call for America's work from home. We all know because we've all gone through it and it's nonsense and it's garbage and then put people out of work and it was. It was terrible. It was absolutely terrible So that is what we are finally seeing. Is this re the lifting at least at the federal level the restrictions? It's about time about fifteen days too late because how many people are out of work now. Twenty six people are Fulton's thirty million people unemployed. Is that the new that the number of thirty million people unemployed if it's twenty six million or thirty million and still pretty bad. Gdp is contracted four point. Three percent. Ford lost five billion. This quarter six billion this quarter. They'RE GONNA lose five billion next quarter because we over shot or we went to extreme with these social distancing guidelines. Because everybody was afraid of this disease of the sniffles all right. Let's take a listen to our audio clip here from NBC. With the White House social distancing guideline set to expire tomorrow. President trump says he is not planning to extend them. We'll be fading out because now the governors are doing it but doing enough testing continues to be a hurdle to reopening a new Harvard study shows. The country needs five million tests a day to reopen safely on Tuesday. President Trump told me the administration would meet that benchmark. Are you saying you're confident? You can surpass five million tests per day. Is that what we're going to be diverse soon. But his own top official overseeing testing strategy told Time magazine in an interview released late last night there is absolutely no way on earth on this planet or any other planet that we can do twenty million tests a day or even five million tests today today. The president tried to walk back his comments from yesterday. I didn't say I've been didn't say it but somebody came out with a report saying five million Harvard report but we are going to be there at a certain point. We'll be there currently just over. Two hundred thousand tests were performed today but the administration rolled out a plan this week to boost those numbers. Meantime the President's son-in-law and top advisor Jared Kushner had this to say the government federal government rose to the challenge and this is a great success story And I think that that's really you know what needs to be told those comments coming against the backdrop of a death toll now at more than sixty thousand. Kristen Welker. Nbc News the White House and BBC News. Sixty thousand people accept out of that sixty thousand people twenty three thousand come from New York and out of sixty thousand people which is folks sixty thousand people. Dying is terrible. I don't want to see people die. three hundred thirty million people nationwide is that really statistical. Is that something to shut down and destroyed entire economy for especially as we see a rise in studies that have. Antibodies were meaning large Sections of the population have lower section of the population. Have ANTIBODIES ALREADY CLOSE? Angeles Boston New York any of these places that get tested by the way I talked about it yesterday. I'm not I've already been. I've said on this program. I'm not getting tested even if I think I have. I'm not getting tested. Nope I'll just sit. I'll just I'll grab some pedialyte and some saltine crackers and I will just tough it out. Why am I saying that because I'm sixty five and besides being a little I'm GonNa Tell You? I'm starting to look a little bit more like thor from Infinity War Not Not Infinity War from Endgame Than Infinity War which I never really did glazing war but definitely physique is is careening towards Thor from endgame. But besides that I don't have any other pre existing conditions that would make me susceptible to having a a nasty case of Corona Corona virus. And so one meal we have one million sixty seven thousand one million sixty seven thousand nine hundred sixty four cases as of right now sixty two thousand six hundred forty seven thousand people recovered right. They never talk about the amount of people who recover. They just highlight the debts. Will we have sixty thousand deaths? Scary scary is that sixty thousand deaths in one city. No I'm sorry in a state in the city in a in a region no that's across the entire country but of course it's subversive because the whole idea is to keep you scared now. I know some people say Well you only share things that reinforce your your biased and you should listen to the science and Blah Blah Blah. I know why the science got us into this nonsense in the first place. The science got us into this problem in the first place. Because you overdid it. You scared everybody to the point where people are seriously putting on the most ridiculous things. We are divided as a community here in the United States between people who support the idea of well. If you're not wearing a mask I can deny you service. Which on a base level. I'm okay with because if it's your private store you can. You can deny service to wherever you want but the Corona Karen's who have been absolutely they have been they've been absolutely they were targeted and the target was acquired and it was successfully reached. They went after the soccer moms. The soccer moms have lost their minds. And that's who is keeping us in this state also. I'm pretty sure If you've seen it on my twitter feed at bear brief one of one of my top reach a one of my top. Researchers in the chat room He he He keeps bringing up the ridiculous tests that I shared on my twitter feed bear brief V. A. R. E. D. B. R. I f. where they take. It's gotta be like an seven inch. Swab a little q tip in like a seven inch stick and they do the joker from the dark night where they shove that bad boy and some guy senses Sinuses because they're looking for sputum. That's the thing they're shoving it down your set your sinus cavity looking for sputum. There's no way you're shoving that thing I'm GonNa turn an cage from the rock. You gotta get that thing away from me right. I am not sticking in my face. Are you nuts. That is not happening. Just I would rather have the corona virus. I'd rather I'd rather be throwing up for three days then. Have you shoved some Yup? That's me that's pretty much me. No one in the chat room. Good job With the hammer and everything not the not the Not The beautiful flowing locks. Because I don't have any hair my head but right I got everything. Got Everything else. Going on Yes sputum is a nasty word. But that's that's what we're looking so it's good to see that as we're talking about in this segment of the program here in the Babri from the crusade channel. The last live radio station. Standing all this senator on what the fact that president trump is finally letting the the restrictions and guidelines or whatever. You WanNa call it expire because governor. Abbott is doing something. The governor of Georgia's doing something Governor Tennessee Governor Florida. They're allowing these to expand of course here in Texas. I'm watching local news and people are still some people are like. We're getting back to work and some people are going well. I don't know I'm a little scared. I want the people keep telling me or keep telling me like I'm having a conversation of people keep telling news reporters or putting on facebook or whatever that they're waiting until it's it's safe now we don't. I mean we try. We try to to lace some logic around my snarky comments. When is it ever going to be safe for anything? Oh congratulations. He didn't die of Corona virus. He got hit by a car. But at least I feel better knowing in my life that my brother or my you know. Little pappy didn't die of corona virus. He got smoked by a bus. But thank goodness. He didn't die of Corona virus. I feel better knowing that he didn't have to die of that. Horrible horrible disease. You guys in the Chavan crack me up. He was running from Corona virus. Got Hit by a car but at least at least we can all take a moment to thank goodness thank goodness he didn't die of corona right. That is the worst punishment dying of the corona. Whatever home my gosh? What happened a little johnny? Well Little Johnny choked on a Pretzel. Okay that's okay. He what are you talking about? He died in excruciating that he choked out he couldn't breathe. Yes but do you know? He didn't die of Corona virus. Oh you're right thank goodness I forgot. Didn't matter that he was he he. He was struggling for breath at the last moments of his life. At least he didn't die the SNIFFLES.

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Thursday-Red Pill Diaries-The Great Millennial CoronaShamDemic Scare! Yewt Citizens, You Will Abandon The Vitamn D Rich Beaches & Obey!

Mike Church Presents-The Red Pill Diaries Podcast

09:32 min | 1 year ago

Thursday-Red Pill Diaries-The Great Millennial CoronaShamDemic Scare! Yewt Citizens, You Will Abandon The Vitamn D Rich Beaches & Obey!

"I have been watching Fox and friends all morning long. I got here at four twenty two today usually get here about four twelve ten minutes late staying up late during a little show. Prep for you guys. Last night I got a lot to tell you. For example there's a story From G Edward Griffin about the Corona vires in Italy and The story is that what they're not telling you about. This is that many of the corona virus cases of people that have died went into the hospital with other ailments underlying conditions. They call them. No one is reporting on this but I have the stats for you. So we'll talk about that. I'd like to take you also. Let me let me finish my thought about Fox News now six times when I've got a running count since four twenty for the sixth time I've seen their tirade hissy fit with the headline. Young people aren't taking cove in Nineteen Corona virus seriously young or federal. Cdc's scaremongering over young people. Do you go in. No WE'RE GONNA go and go to the beach now. You're not going to close the beach down. Well see if you can get round up twenty thousand of US sheriff. And so they've dragged the usual suspects up there. Tell us why they use should be horrified of this. Well there should be terrified a because full five percent. You hear me you hear me. Lebowski five percent cove in nineteen cases are now being assigned. People people that are younger than twenty-five than forty five. I said Oh my Gosh I wanNA talk about statistics for a moment. I have several friends that have been emailing and texting me telling me to detested Mike. Don't get into statistics because you're an idiot. You're not a mathematician statistics. You'll have your goose is cooked because you don't know what you're talking about. I've had several people. Tell me you need to rely on the experts. I statistics okay. I'm not gonNA talk about statistics or make any up or making extrapolations. I don't need to. I have one simple question for all the people making this t the statistics. Can you tell me of the five percent corona virus cases that are now assigned to people younger than forty five and under? Can you tell me what percent of influenza cases last year? Let's go all the way back to the swine flu in the last ten years. What percent of influenza admissions into hospitals were for people younger than forty five? Go you WANNA stack. Give me that flip instead simple. That's all I ask tell me. What percentage of people under forty five were hospitalized in twenty eighteen with the flu? Go grab a better question for you. Does anybody care here. I have another question. Is Anyone GonNa look it up? There's another question. Does this statistic exist well since late last onto a little bit of homework? Because I'm not an idiot trying not to be one in share and incorrect information with you. Yes statistic does exist. It's about the same very similar if we're getting reliable data for today okay. So what's the big deal then? Why shut the entire Merican economy down over it and also like to share this with you? Because I missed one yesterday. This is from Joy pullman at the federalist dot com or seems to be the only human alive other than myself will brave the brave new pandemic world and try to get to the truth of this matter and save people's businesses. That's all. I'm trying to do here begging and pleading. I sent a letter to my governor last night John Bel Edwards and on twitter and I asked him could reconsider your band sometime today. The daily caller dot COM is going to publish my fa about this. I have the It's going to be a might even be on the front page. My essay part is going to be One side of the story and then the other side of the story will be presented by another writer. Who will ride on the On on the marriage of my parties were the here. Corona virus lockdowns are ultimately assault on freedom. So I'm taking the position. Drastic lethal over reaction. They're gonNA got another guy that's writing. Who's going to say? Not a drastic enough reaction is the word we ought to. All be quarantined. Lock is so indoors. Six eight twelve. How many weeks it takes I heard yesterday or this morning. Some money some doctors on Fox and friends going like it might be a year and a half before we get back to normal before we can really say say that. We're free from this horrifying disease. I year and you know what the attention span of the average American is our. Here's a what John P. A. I wrote at a professor of medicine. Epidemiology and Statistics at Stanford University wrote. He's also co-director Stanford's Meta Research Innovation Center again. He gets into some statistics here if we assume Soom the case for two ity rate are. I'm sorry fatality rate fertility if we assume the case fatality rate among individuals infected by SARS. Covet nineteen is zero point three percent in the general population amid rage guests from my diamond princess. That's the cruise ship that had of the people that were infected on it from my diamond Princess Analysis and then about one percent of the. Us population gets infected. That's about three point. Three million people this would translate to about ten thousand deaths. The sounds like a huge number but it is buried within the noise of the estimate of deaths from quote influenza. Like illness. Close quote. Now here's the kicker okay you want numbers. I got numbers for you if we had not known about a new virus out there and had not checked individuals with PCR test. The number of total deaths due to influenza. Like illness would not seem on usual this year at most we might have casually noted that flew. This season seems to be a bit worse than average the media coverage would have been less than four an NBA a lot less than for an NBA game between the two most in different teams. Some worry that the sixty eight deaths from covert nineteen in the US as of March sixteenth by the by. It's up to. What is it today? Maggie? One hundred and fifty five one eighty five.

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Talk Louisiana Radio Host and Journalist Jim Engster

Discover Lafayette

52:39 min | 1 year ago

Talk Louisiana Radio Host and Journalist Jim Engster

"This is John Swift and you're listening to discover Lafayette a podcast dedicated hated to the people and rich culture of Lafayette the gateway to South Louisiana how we record in the offices of Raider solutions a technology company that it offers complete fleet of it solutions for businesses of all sizes raiders motto. Is You just wanted to work. We understand if you're wondering if writer Peter can help your business. Please visit Raider Solutions Dot Com. I'd like to thank Iberia Bank for its support founded in eighteen eighty. Seven Iberia Bank is the largest bank based in Louisiana headquartered in Lafayette with three hundred twenty nine combined locations throughout the south they offer the resources of a National Bank Inc with the personal touch of a community bank visit Iberia Bank Dot Com for more information and lastly. I want to express my gratitude for Lafayette General Health as a Katy. Anna's largest nonprofit community owned regional health system. Lafayette General Health is committed to restoring maintaining and improving health in the communities. It serves for more information visit Lafayette General Dot Com. Jim inkster is our guest today host of Talk Louisiana daily call in radio show that originates in Baton Rouge on public radio W. Arkaev he also host asked the governor with Governor John Bel Edwards that airs on the third Wednesday of each month in a career spanning more than three decades. Jim has interviewed nine Louisiana Governors and has reported on every gubernatorial election. Shen since one thousand nine hundred seventy five Jim serves as president of the Louisiana Radio Network and also Tiger rag magazine known as the Bible of Lsu sports in two thousand eighteen. Jim was named Louisiana Sports Writers Association columnist of the Year for his contributions to Tiger rag magazine he was also also inducted in two thousand eighteen to the Lsu Hall of Distinction in recognition of his outstanding career and loyalty to Lsu he was inducted into the Lsu manship school cool hall of fame in Two Thousand Twelve Jim. You're quite an accomplished guy. Welcome to discover Lafayette Turnaround Long enough but the beautiful place and it's great to be on the air with you. Thank you for drive into Lafayette to Raider Solutions. It's been a week of the Chaff Eliah. Basin enclosed Tom Grateful. You're able to try it again and make it well. We live in a wonderful place in Louisiana but the traffic improvement no matter where you are especially in South Louisiana our helicopter companies may be Uber. But helicopter would be my next battleplan. I'm glad to be here and there are no problems to this so all is right with the World Yeah Jan Swift. Well talk about something usually. I'm the one asking the question so I'm a bit intimidated by this. Let me start first with thanking can you. I met you when I approached you. just emailed you and said. I'm getting this podcast going. I WANNA share a positive message about all the good things in Louisiana in Lafayette South Louisiana. I just wanted to be a forum where we can really share the goodness and not just have have a negative or you know one side or the other connotation is something and I reached out to you and you were very kind to give me some advice and I've learned that it's not an easy road dude. Starting a radio. Show are staying on the radio for all the years as you have yeah. There's some twists and turns. Success certainly doesn't move in a straight line and no matter what you do that. You're going to have some people who don't like you. GotTa live with that too and I think the more people who listen to what you're saying. The more likely you're GONNA have people who disagree with you and fortunately in most cases I think when we do a show we have more people who are happy than sad and and that's why you have such an interesting variety of gas. I want you to get into that moment but if you could go back and talk about your early career they are and what got you into broadcasting. I started in radio at Tiger Stadium at Lsu. When I was a student they campus station was located there air. It was then K. Lsu. Actually it was wls you it's Kale issue now and it was W P R G when I left there so we've had a few iterations but that's that's where it started and it ultimately led to a career mostly in radio. I've done other media I do recall interviewing for a job here in Lafayette in nineteen eighty at KABC as a sports caster and I was a junior at Lsu and if I had gotten a job I might very well. L. Have Never graduated from college and I might very well still be here in Lafayette which might not be the worst scenario but I didn't get the job and went back and I've been on radio continuously now for actually the first broadcast was in September of one thousand nine hundred seventy nine so I'm coming up on forty years and just a few days what's that was at w Lsu okay in the stadium live from Tiger State that yeah so have you always been inclined. covers sports. That's where it started and that was passion of mine. When I was young I used to listen to these play by play broadcasts. Primarily the the Saint Louis Cardinals Baseball. They play one hundred sixty two games a year. My father died when I was eight and my mother worked and she told me any probably correctly that the voice I heard most as a child through those years was that of Jack Buck who is the voice of the cardinals so I'm sure a lot of my style has been been influenced by him and he was a big star in Saint Louis but he not only was the play by play person for the cardinals. He hosted a nightly talk show in the off season so he was a busy man and I heard him frequently. The irony was that I wasn't even a cardinal's fan. I would be rooting for the Philadelphia Phillies. We're in the same division but I enjoyed him. I am he had a good presence and he was an exceptional broadcaster so he really kind of set the tone for you. As to how you'd like to present your I think he probably had the biggest influence but I also also grew up watching television and seeing Howard cosell telling it like it is and interviewing Muhammad Ali and he was a guy who looked beyond on the games to other matters of life that affected sports analogy was one of those figures who transcended the sport he was and he was more of a cultural figure. You're then he was a boxer and he may have been the greatest boxer of all time and I remember Howard cosell used to talk about dugout vision where people only look at the scores and don't want to report afford anything that doesn't vary from WHO's on first and there is a lot more into sports than that than just the game in the scoreboard board and and it's those people stories that really fascinated me then and now and no matter whether I'm interviewing somebody from sports or the arts or business or politics aches. I try to find out more about them than just what their party affiliation is or who they're playing for or what's their next project. I like like to know something about them. And I think that is really what makes life interesting me too as you were talking about that thought to me the story behind the person send like who they are and what really motivates them is. What makes everybody's so interesting. You know we all have a story. Everybody has a story and most most of the time it's interesting yeah thinking back about Muhammad Ali Muhammad Ali he was he was one of a kind of course he was denied denied the right to participate in boxing for three and a half years and he came back end. I recall on March eight nineteen seventy-one he fought Joe Frazier and and it's the only time in history we ever had or ever will have to undefeated heavyweights because alley had been in exile and frazier was the champion and they fought at Madison Square Garden and Frazier Razer won in fifteen rounds knocked alley down in the fifteenth round but Allie got up and Frazier won the decision and they would fight two more times alley one those us and he ultimately won the title in One thousand nine hundred seventy four again against George Foreman and his last victory in the ring was in New Orleans my sophomore a year at LSU September Fifteenth Nineteen Seventy Against Leon spinks won the title for a third time so Allie has a Louisiana connection and that's something about Louisiana. We live in a great state for sports and news and music and culture We have one point four percent of the national population. We've generate far more than one point four percent of the national news and whatever realm you WanNa talk about a lot of it's bad but some of it's not some of it is really are we good and and the people here are fascinating. It seems in every walk of life from Jim. You know I've read. I hear it now that you're speaking. You have a photographic graphic memory you really recall dates events own dates but you've got more diverse your the host yeah but I mean you remember incredible things so I've heard that on the radio too but it's probably probably floors people when you know more about them than they know about yeah I I really don't but but every now and then a little factoid maybe a little levity and and I do remember something I forget for more than I remember and I find myself now. I can talk about one thousand nine hundred seventy eight a lot more clearly than I can point eight thousand eighteen lunch. That says something about my dotage so let I'm curious. I know you don't want to talk about a favorite guest or gasping spit. You've been on the radio for quite a while and I'm curious. You know first of all. You've covered the gubernatorial elections since nineteen seventy five Evan. What are some trends. Maybe let's start with politics. W- can you talk about the the change in the transit you've seen as you've evolved evolved in your career and politics evolved in Louisiana because it was a democratic state and it's it's evolved all over the country to in one thousand nine hundred seventy six fix when I was still in high school. Jimmy Carter won the election over Gerald Ford a very close election he carried all eleven states that are in the South Eastern Conference Prince Ali Eleven hundred fifty electoral votes now and about that many then and in two thousand Sixteen Donald Trump carried all eleven those states and so it went from one party to the other in one thousand nine hundred seventy six Gerald Ford one California and and he was he was the Republican. Um and Carter won the south now. The South is Republican and California is the most democratic state in the country and Louisiana has has evolved from a blue to a red state but we were one of the last maybe the last southern state to do that and it's probably because of the the Catholic influence for years the Catholic vote and it still is a pretty good harbinger of how the nation at large will vote there. It's an an equal number of Democrats Republicans but more conservative more conservative here and and because of that it we become a conservative state and it's probably those issues like abortion that have caused people in Louisiana who were once democratic to become Republican Republican. It's a it's a cultural thing and some deeply held beliefs in our governor who is the only Democrats standing he's made been able to to traverse verse that Minefield because he's a Democrat and on on spending issues. He's a typical Liberal Democrat but on social issues it could be a Republican and I don't think it's something he's doing just to do to stay politically viable. I really believe that he believes he is right on both sides hides but he but he is he's. He's a moderate on a few things but largely he's a conservative on social matters and he's a liberal on fiscal matters and it's enabled him to win one term and now in a few weeks he'll be up for a second term and I think he's been blessed to by his opponents. He drew a wounded Republican in two thousand fifteen and David bitter and this time he has to Republicans running who were viable challengers but neither one is what I would call a major league opponent at this point. They may develop but I would say it's more of a triple A. Lineup against the governor in twenty nineteen then if he had had ed Steve Scalise or John Kennedy's some better known and better financed Republican who would have been running against him scully's or Kennedy would have been extremely extremely dangerous upon it's for for Governor Edwards. What an interesting year because they could have gotten in the race but they seem happy where the police is a power in Washington Washington right and of course has gone through a near death experience and he was essentially even governor he would be starting over in Louisiana as a Hannah and and being governor of Louisiana is a heavy lifting job. It's hard to mail it in when you're governor so I can fully understand why he did not run and Kennedy Pretty He's having so much fun in Washington. He loves attention the most dangerous place in America's probably to get between John Kennedy and a television camera and he's got lots of television cameras and they just love everything he said. I heard him say the other day that in Alabama they were trying to dissuade teenagers from drinking and his line was I didn't know they raised the drinking age to thirty two and Alabama talking about high school kids yeah so he he has a quip whip for everything. It seems he may very well. Be running for president. You'll run for re election to the Senate in two thousand twenty two and the presidential elections in twenty twenty twenty four he'll be seventy three years old then but donald trump's stairs seventy-three now and he's younger than Joe Biden or Bernie Sanders and and for all of Donald Trump's problems. Most people don't comment that he is our oldest president or he will be Ronald. Reagan was sixty nine on when he was elected the first time seventy three the second time so if trump were to serve two terms he would end up being the oldest president in the history of the country. Now you've had you have pollsters on your show quite often I mean what are they saying that this show will air jim probably right before the early voting but what earlier you had pollsters on and you have Mark Ballard on. What are they saying about our upcoming election. I think most people believe that John Bel Edwards boards is situated about as well as he could be but it being red state makes him vulnerable presumably if he were to make a run off and and right now the latest polls show him had fifty two percent if the election were held today and in his opponents are not that well known now as people get to know uh-huh them better they may likes it more and be more inclined to vote for them or they may not like them and Ralph Abraham and Eddie responded. You're both going for what I would view. View is the hard right side of the political spectrum. They're not moving to the middle and that has some danger for them. Because the electorate is largely in the middle and some things are saying in order to secure that base might not sit well with somebody who's not in that base and Ralph Abraham has a spot. Here's a man who's a doctor of veterinarian pilot Congressman Man of substance and he spot says I assure ear that there are only two genders well. I didn't need a congressman to say that and he's qualified qualified is qualified that in and of course Eddie responds multimillionaire businessman Eddy responding his mantras that I've gotta trump bumper sticker here on my truck and tracking Nada Mercedes swallow well and so he believes that enough people will be happy. PT Here that that they will vote for him in lieu of Ralph Abraham John Bel Edwards or not vote at all but I think there is a question of how many people are jumping out of the seats. It's in their living room and they see that spot saying he's my guy at a trump bumper sticker on his truck. It's time to make a choice in row are ready respond. He's my guy but you know I'm sitting here laughing at us all three mount or amount of substance. I mean you know what I'm saying. It's John Bel Edwards is the experienced politician the other the Republican candidates are fine man but what does it say about us. When this is the kind of message that were being given. I guess you can't capture the substance in a thirty second or even a minute consultants they they go for the low hanging fruit the lowest common denominator and and and Edwards there's a West Point guy and really smart fellow but he won the election in two thousand fifteen largely on the fact that David vetter had consorted with prostitutes patriots or prostitutes reasons. We take a far more than one point four percent of the news. Yes maybe so but you know Donald Trump. He's got enough allegations and he makes David veteran look like a choirboy stick. The people stay with him no matter what and of course he he paid several hundred thousand dollars in hush money to a pornographic film star and and she was born in Baton Rouge. He's he storm annuals on on Saint Patrick's Day of nineteen seventy now yeah no. I I happen then. I don't want to be a name dropper because I don't know this gentleman but I happened to be in the same restaurant with him. In September of last year it was Warren Beatty in Calif- Los Angeles and I introduced myself and where you're from. I'm from Baton Rouge. He goes stormy Daniels. She put our city on the map. Maybe they should name a street in Harare. What do you think the most famous baton rouge stormy Daniels Talent that'd be. I it's GonNa be on the main drive I have. I have some friends who say that you know there's usually street in a big city named after Martin Luther King but very very rarely as you know lush upscale part a town. It's it's usually pretty rough but crime ridden place yes and that's unfortunate because he was a great man. I was ten years old when he died but he and I share the same birthday January fifteenth along with Ernest Gaines that's and drew brees and and Martin Luther King. I'll take credit for them but Martin Luther King according to Mike Wallace Alice was the greatest American of the twentieth century and I think a case can be made right right well. Let's shift from maybe politics and I'd like to I hear some of your experiences on the radio. You cover everything you have authors on. You have well known people that are coming through you. you just have a really good variety of guests. Are there some things that you remember back over your career that either you remember with pride or maybe we're a memorable that you'd like to share well. I talked about civility and public. Radio is a place where generally people have civil conversations. The biggest Talk Star in public radio is Teri Gross. He's had people walk out on her bill. O'reilly Bill O'Reilly did gene in Simmons and she got into it and and occasionally I get into it with a guest this fellow Sebastian Gorka walked out on me not long ago in in an interview and years ago and coulter did she took her ball and went home. She was not happy with the way the interview was going and in those that's live live and and it's not something I strive to do but but you know that's what people talk about the they love it when there's friction as long August people aren't pummeling each other in the studio we haven't had that but other times. We've had some very good conversations in which I've learned a lot and it's always good to learn earns something different about a person that maybe it didn't I interview Jerry Brown the Governor of California four times sixteen years as governor they are the youngest and oldest governor in the history of California. This was when he was mayor of Oakland and his aide who had been with them. A long time. I remember her name was terry she said and so. Do you know he'll he'll ground rules. He'll answer any question you ask him but she said you know. You really think you're a lightweight. If the first questions about Linda into Ronstadt who dated so with the show I was doing then was called. Louisiana live and it's good afternoon. Welcome to Louisiana alive and our special guest is former California Governor Jerry Brown the Mayor of Oakland Governor good afternoon he goes Jim. It's always great to talk to someone from Louisiana. CNN and I said and why is that he goes reminds me of Linda ronstadt cigarette connection. I love that Song Blue by you. It was in the studio and she recorded it but he he's a fascinating guy. He was a freshman in college at the University of Santa Clara and his roommate was Max Baer Junior. JETHRO death row jethro apparently Jerry Brown has it's a pivoting decides sides. He wants to be a Catholic priest so he goes into a Jesuit seminary and he's not allowed to read newspapers or listen to the radio or watch television and his father. Pat Brown in nineteen fifty eight is elected governor of California and he doesn't even know he doesn't even know that his dad on the governors election so he said this got a little too weird for me and then he left the seminary and I asked him where he went he said I went to Berkeley so he went from one extreme to the other in the hippy and he was elected governor of California one thousand nine hundred seventy four thirty six and I've often wondered why we have We have an age limit on the front side. You gotTA BE THIRTY FIVE TO BE President but nothing on the backside we might elected ninety four year old. Edwin Edwards is ninety two. Maybe a run for the presidency is in the offing for former governor and of all the people I've interviewed Jan.. He's probably the one who is the quickest quickest with a quip. He is still at the age of ninety two he can he can. He's got that wit. He could have been a stand up comic and yeah no matter what you ask him. He's he's on the ready numbers people. I mean he's got a great calm but I interviewed him right after he got out of prison and any pretty much said he was an atheist and and I said you didn't pray those eight and a half years. He goes now Hey I said well. Where are you going when you die he goes. I'm right in the ground. That's where I'm going going anywhere else and I said I said you never prayed and he goes yeah. Yeah prayed. He says I prayed this morning morning that this would be a very good interview. Obviously my prayers are not answered but it's not like on the interview though besides joking he's underneath that underneath that facade he's he's a genuine person and he of course was a controversial political figure but a towering one long was only on the national and state seen for seven years and then he was killed at forty two. Edwin Edwards for sixteen to twenty four years was governor of Louisiana and what he did has remnants to contemporary politics and of course he ran for Congress in twenty fourteen against jared graves when Edwards was eighty seven and it was a foolish thing to do because that district has been gerrymandered its represents baton atten rouge but for some reason Cedric Richmond the congressman in New Orleans he's also the congressman for North Baton Rouge where Southern University and in most of the black folks folks are and and it's all designed to protect whoever the sixth district Republican has and that scared graves because if those voters were in his district he would be out of a job job unless he switched parties so that's that's a classic case of Gerrymandering and Edwin Edwards got right in the middle of that but even with all of his problems. He got thirty eight percent of he the he didn't win. Run A close race but Garrett raves has the distinction of having knocked off the king and he's a guy to watch. He's he's. He's a very articulate guy. Handsome fellow likable does not have a college degree but hey most people in Louisiana adults he did go to the University of Alabama to that might end up being a problem in Tuscaloosa Alabama would they elected elected Congressmen who had dropped out of Lsu. I think not but in Baton Rouge we've elected Congressmen and dropped out of the University of Alabama but Dr that I'm being somewhat facetious. It's true what I'm saying but I think Garrett grades may very well be the next governor. There are rumblings. There are rumblings. That's Edwards wins reelection. There are rumblings though that drew brees is looking at running for that is rather exciting. I mean everybody probably one hundred percent of the people know who durfee base Andrew Breeze would win and drew brees my very well ended up being president of the United States. We have this culture of of rewarding people people who are well known and personalities and celebrities and and he can throw a football. We know that he's thrown for more yards than anybody else and he might he might very very well. go the distance if he enters the political realm in four years from now. You'll be forty four the timing's just about perfect. I'd heard that he's invested over here. In laugh in the area young's Phil. He's that would be interesting. We'll have to watch that. I guess it depends though on Republican takes that I interviewed view the The trial lawyer Gordon Macrae few weeks ago and he's you know the G. Guarantees Begin to g and Eric had that I had the they got the G. and I said what what you know if you ever thought about running for Governor Governor Gordon and he said Yeah Yeah so he may be Gordon Gordon mckern and we'll be he spends ten million invest ten million a year and advertise thinking it might be cheaper to run for governor and if you lose still yeah you still win so our next election might be a runoff between drew brees and Gordon so Jim. I'm curious about some other things that you do. I WanNa talk about Tiger Rag. I mean I love Tiger Rag for years you you through the Louisiana Radio Network. You you purchased Tigon Louisiana Radio Network owned Tiger Rag when when I acquired it and so that came with the acquisition but I had written a Tiger Tiger rag column and still do but since nineteen eighty five so I already was affiliated with the magazine Kazini and Steve Myers was the founder in nineteen seventy eight he founded tiger rag and it brands itself as the Bible of Lsu sports that was Steve's idea and we were the answer to it. jeopardy question a few years ago really being the bottom of what she's sporting orbiting. Yes that yeah yeah so but tiger rag is a publication. That's now a glossy twelve times. A year. We do have tabloids go to subscribers but the glossies that are largely distributed in Baton Rouge really are nice looking magazines casinos and and I think there's a place for LSU sports in Baton Rouge. you know we have a lot of tiger fans over here yeah yeah yeah and and I know some people don't like Lsu very much but that's that's not too yeah yeah and and You you know I wish you. L. and Lsu played every year you know. LSU's playing some lesser lights this year as they do every year and you L. would be far for more competitive game in some cases in some of these non conference foes they take on and I think it would be a great matchup between Gene Lafayette the hub city in the capital city. I also am a bit mystified. LSU's now played every State University football over the last ask decade or so except southern grambling ten years I- southern's ride in backyard miles apart and they they played southerners played games at Georgia and other places but they can't get a date with Lsu and there's memorial stadium right smack between the two universities seats twenty one thousand. I think they should play a game at a neutral site at Memorial stadium. LSU and southern charge thousand dollars a ticket and believe me there are twenty one thousand people who would pay a thousand so then the gate would he be even larger than the hundred thousand. Lsu and see what happens How would be something that would be wrote. That column didn't get a lot of traction. Nobody really probably what was surgery. Ah just right like just musings by Jim. Sometimes sometimes I write about the game sometimes but I but I like to write about things go beyond the the games that only I would think of and and I you know the information is certainly not proprietary but that the material about the SEC and the eleven states they went for Carter. They went for trump. You know most people probably don't get down in the weeds. It's like that but but I do and and and there is a cultural reason for that Donald Trump also won the twenty two most obese states in America America in Two Thousand Sixteen one through twenty two and in the old days they would advise political candidates to lose weight because they wanted him. Look good on television as you know on television vision usually look. I'm bigger than you are for now. I think they're telling that guy to chow down and be a man of the carried. The twenty two fattest states and Louisiana is one of those and because of this we have the most obese president since William Howard Taft. Well let me ask a question though those twenty a two states twenty one to twenty two. What are their educational attainment levels are they. Do they correlate to the weight. The states are largely in the south and asking you something well. I'm trying to pull them up one through twenty two I didn't I didn't just make this because well in the south in in the south we educate we have of course we have problems in the south with education in and and that might very well be a part of it. I remember the the twenty third state the one he didn't get was Ga aware but here here is the most obese stayed in America. According to the Centers for Disease Control is West Virginia. Oh Gosh she's got a lot of trouble eight point one percent drag obesity but then number two Mississippi then Oklahoma. I oh all these states went for trump Alabama Louisiana number six for once. We're not at the top of the bad we're only number six thirty six point two percent in Louisiana Hannah Obese Number Seven Arkansas Kentucky Alaska South Carolina Ohio. He's still forgotten all trump states in the Anna North Carolina North Dakota Texas Nebraska Tennessee Missouri Kansas Michigan North Carolina Wisconsin South Dakota. Those are the twenty two states and all of them went for Donald John Trump and some of those have find they have good educational outcome so some of them to and the states dates that are states and won the district of Columbia that are the least obese are in cal- Colorado. It just twenty two point six percent which is still high compared to thirty years ago. The District of Columbia people walk a lot and Wash Hawaiian California and all of those went against Donald Donald Trump in two thousand sixteen but you know what we're number six right why our food is so good. That's why can't we be number. One well people do have to deal with the heat so maybe maybe that keeps the swabbing keeps us from being number white and as you know sometimes good food food is not necessarily fattening foods. Sometimes it is but but Donald Trump he likes fast food is we know and and and he is on the record he believes that we only have a finite number of heartbeats so we should be wasting heartbeats with exercise. We're just going to speed speed up the inevitable end we go out and exercise money on another note Jim. What the Louisiana Radio Network would you talk about that. what what do you do. Louisiana besides Tiger Rag we provide the network does news and sports and agriculture and weather programming but mainly news twice an hour throughout the day and stations subscribed to our service and blue in return we receive advertising availability and we sell advertising people all over the state of Louisiana and it's nice that we have a statewide footprint but the network has been awarded many times over for its news coverage and there aren't many entities the days in radio in particular doing news anymore when I got out of Lsu there might have been seven stations in Louisiana radio stations with news directors actors and full-time new stamps and that's not the case any longer. This conglomeration consolidation has not worked well for working media but we do do this and I used to be the news director. I was for eleven years at the Louisiana Radio Network. I don't do that thing in that kind of thing anymore but Jeff Palermo when his staff do a wonderful job and they cover the state and there's lots to cover and certainly during the session the legislative session we keep cheap listeners up to date on what's during the capital so I think I read that that people continue on and kind of keep up with legislative happenings and committee and on the floor yeah well. Have I asked you what I should've asked you as an as an interviewer. What would you have asked yourself well. I I it would depend on what I was there for. Obviously I'm not not run for office and probably never will but but when people run for office office sometimes you know you wanna ask them something about what they'll do. If they become a governor or senator or whatever I remember very recently recently the Baton Rouge Press Club we had the the candidates for the statewide the Senate seat and and I asked a question to them for whom whom are you going to vote for governor and only one of answered the question you know it's like that's a private matter but if you're running for office you would think that you sound which yourself out there and then probably you're going to be more inclined to reveal that sort of thing but but the the Edwards the Edwin Edwards which thing when he when he interviewed when I interviewed him you know I was curious because he was sent to jail at seventy five years old and and he didn't lose a spirit and he has he said they sent me away for life and I came out with a wife and a why he was fifty one years it's junior. How how did he do that and he didn't do it. He didn't do it through prayer but I would have been on my hands in these every he's GonNa get me Outta here but you know what he didn't do it and it worked out well for him but a wife who's fifty one years younger. He has a six year old son and I noted noted that he was born in one thousand nine hundred eighty seven and his wife was born in nineteen seventy eight and if we turn the clock back fifty one years in the other direction his wife would have been born in eighteen seventy seventy six. Oh my gosh I still didn't answer what what could well I. I'm trying to think well. That's probably true. I don't think there's any doubt about that but you know what I asked myself. People get to know you like your personal thoughts from the show somewhat somewhat and it's not that I really don't want to talk a great deal about myself but but ED I. I think that the greatest blessing I've had in my life was my mother and my father died. When I was eight I was an only child and she made a lot out of sacrifices to enable me to have a better life than she had and she never remarried and I went off to college on the day. Elvis was Presley died and I got a good education at LSU evolved I think into a good career and and nothing none of that would have been possible without without my mother's contributions to my life and her devotion to making me do do what I needed to do and getting step away to step be and so on but I remember when I came to Lsu. I didn't know anybody even though I had I had spent the first nine years of my life in New Orleans. We moved to Little Rock and I didn't know anybody when I came and I enrolled at Lsu and my I master in the fall of seventy seven. I had out of state tuition. I had room and board. I was living in a dorm. I had meal plan. I had add books obviously nine. I had parking and insurance for the infirmary and the whole bill and the whole bill the whole. Oh Bill Fall of seventy seven one thousand nine hundred dollars and I thought the mark thank God but it's still amazing yeah. I think tuition when I started with one hundred sixty dollars a semester. You could take twenty one hours. You know we were blessed. In state though inside I had all these other all the dorms were say dorms it was hodges hall and it was on air conditioner right no hot water no hot water and no privacy in the bathroom just know the basics and and how it was growing it was. I was a kid in New Orleans. We didn't didn't have our air conditioning. I can't imagine that now but there's still some old hotels there on that say neon lights air conditioned on airline highway highway. Actually there's one not far from Boyd Street. I write off pointers that says air conditioning and it's a good thing to have well. It's a good thing to have and now we're in state of life where we wouldn't know what to do without it but the body and the mind the heart and soul can withstand a lot of things if it has to and and that's why somebody like Edwin Edwards is fascinating to me because he's now outlive have many of the people who are responsible for his going to jail and he's ninety two and he's a man who had open heart surgery when he was sixty eight and he's still out there doing and it's a triumph of the human spirit and that's what it's all about and as far as politics. I'm not a huge fan of his but I don't. I don't dislike the man and I think that's a tough job. Being Governor is a tough job and I was thinking when you said interviewed nine. Governors Avenue may be ten okay be. Maybe maybe ten yeah they need to update. I don't think there including the current one but actually I probably might be ten and a half because I live not far from the capital and at night I'll go back and I'll talk to Huey but I'd love to interview but you know so far. He hasn't answered me back back but I do. I do find that statue of him. Just an amazing. It's quite inside yeah yeah it is beautiful and his legacy endures died in one thousand nine hundred thirty five and I was thinking when I came to Lsu. It had been forty two years since he died and now it's been forty two years since I came to Lsu so just as long period has passed since then and it seemed like so long ago when he died but for only being on the scene for seven years. It's amazing the impact he had on our state. Amazes amazes me as you say the impact when you think about the things that people feel or their vested rights homestead exemption and all the things that he somewhat holder state back you know it's just all tied back to that mentality but that's that's who we are and so it's a lot to change some hover king right. Jim We're here in Raider solutions as I said at the beginning and Jason Sikora is our sound engineer and I know you've laughing every here in Manhattan. You have some questions. Do I keep my microphone down to keep the laughs the mixer yeah the circle back. I'm going to jump around on here. what station are you on. What's your time slot. I'm on W. R. K. F. which has eighty nine point three. FM and it could be heard in Lafayette really most of of South Louisiana can hear it nine to ten in the morning through Friday this go on the website and you can actually mall that stuff even live you. You can listen live to excellent. Do Show prep everyday or or do you just kind of well. It's it's basically me but I have a lot of interviews. That's largely largely an interview show. It's ninety some percent interview so I have to schedule. Yes in some contact me but more often than not to have to reach out to them and through the years. That's one thing I've found is that politicians. Some of them are reluctant to come on with me because I will throw them a wild card hard and they generally want to read from a script yeah. They don't like wild card there people bobby gentle who can take the wildcard and like to set concern into whatever they want a dancer actually so have you ever done or considered sports broadcasting or being an analyst. I I used to do some of that when my early career I did play by play. F- for high schools around the state and when I was at Lsu we were allowed on the campus station to do sports so for a couple of years I was doing I was doing broadcasts for. LSU Football Basketball in baseball excellent. That seems like fun. I I could imagine I could never keep up with it but my colleague was Steve Schneider who's been at Channel Nine now for thirty five years for most of those games. He and I were together. Nice what drew you into politics well I think covering covering the capital and of course doing newscasts then in Louisiana politics is often covered like sports. It's nineteen hundred point three most of my first year with Louisiana Network. That was a year Edwin Edwards unseated David Trine that was fascinating donating race but when I was in college in Nineteen seventy nine Edwin Edwards was not allowed to run for re election and because he had served two terms he was constitutionally barred so there was a a race for governor to be successor and Dave train was was running as a Republican. He was a sitting congressmen and he was opposed by the WHO tended governor Jimmy Fitzmorris who is the most dangerous candidate for train and then public service commissioner was slammed a couple of state lawmakers and Sunny Mu Taw and Bubba Henry and the Treasurer Paul Hardy all five were Democrats and they sliced up the democratic vote trine ended up getting in a runoff he ran ahead and he drew the candidate who he felt he could beat more more likely than any of the others and it was Louis Lambert who at the time was thirty seven years old and then train ended up becoming the first governor and Louisiana's history from the Republican publican ranks since reconstruction he be Lambert by eighty nine hundred votes is very close race but in nineteen seventy nine forty years ago that was the that was the most expensive race in the history of American politics outside of a presidential election wows the Louisiana Governor's election action and I thought this is really big and then I remember I was a student but I was still doing some work for the campus station and on one of the National News casts its it's so that David Train beat Louis Lambert I turn him into a cage and but but of course Edwards Edwards wanted train to win because that enabled him to come and run against the Republican it would have been awkward for him to be running against a Democrat and he ultimately be trained and that race he ridiculed David train on fairly but he's the one who said it takes training an hour and a half to watch sixty minutes things like that but you know when he went to jail all these Democrats who are made by Edwin Edwards they they didn't help him but David train tried to get him a presidential. Pardon he really went to bat for the guy who had ruined his political career and it said to me a lot about the train and he he was a very good man interesting so yeah. I I like the analogy of politics and sports because it kind of is very similar and you're always jockeying for position and wanted to throw the ball behind going going deed yeah yeah exactly what advice would you have for someone who wants to get into broadcasting say. I wanted to start a radio show well. I remember number listening. I didn't do the interview it was somebody else but listening to the Leonard Nimoy when he was This is twenty years ago but he said when he was a young actor in Los Angeles. He was a cabdriver on the side and he picked up then Senator Jack Kennedy John Kennedy not are John Kennedy you but the guy became president at the Los Angeles airport and drove him to a hotel and he kennedy asked him about him in the Moi said he wanted to be an actor. Turn in Nimoy said well. I don't know if there's enough space for me. There's a very competitive you gotta know people and Kennedy said there's always room for another good one and I would say that if somebody has a passion and talent and they probably need somebody to give them an assessment of whether whether they have the potential to succeed and you don't have to you don't have to have a certain sound but I think you have to have a passion and and probably an interest I ends in a particular field now to be successful either that or have a personality. That's just off the chart and if you're your talk radio it helps if you have a personality off the chart in your conservative but who would have thought a guy like Howard stern would be the highest paid in person and radio but he is and has been for a very long time and he broke all the rules so there are really no rules in radio and I it's it's just a question of whether somebody wants to withstand low pay and long hours and working hurricanes and weekends because all those things are that's that's the way it is and the media business and you've got to be able to put up with that and if you are and you've got ability and passion and and longevity it it ultimately will pay off and it in my case. I did a lot of things in my thirties and forties that I didn't know if I would advanced to an another level. I don't know if you'd call it a higher level but but then opportunities -tunities presented themselves and I ended up owning the company that I worked for for most of my career but that was not planned it was just not planned by any earthly beings. Here's something that happened and I if I'd gone another direction it probably wouldn't have worked out and I had job offers on occasion that presumably they were better jobs than the ones I had and I didn't take them in and also applied for jobs that as it turned out would not have been as fortuitous for me as it turned doubt so maybe there is some higher power who has some influence over what we do in our lives excellent. Well Jim. Thank you for being here. This has been super interesting and and Jen always thank you for letting me ask some questions Jason Marc Pleasure Jim inkster. Where do I begin. Thank you for being my friend run for your advice in my podcast career and I want to thank you Jim inkster host of Talk Louisiana you can listen to it every day on W. R. Arkaev out of Baton Rouge either on eighty nine point three. FM or go to their website and you can listen live any also host asked the governor Governor Governor John Bel Edwards air is on the third Wednesday of each month and then tiger rag and Louisiana radio networks. Thank you for taking the time to be with us today in for appearing on Discovery Lafayette and I want to thank our sponsors I I B Area Bang. They've been very supportive of this endeavor as well as Lafayette via general and of course Raider Solutions. Thank you so much into our listeners. We appreciate your support. You can subscribe and get this delivered on your phone. Every Friday. Ride ages go to your podcast. APP and you can download discover. Lafayette's or you can go to our website discover. 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"Support for NPR and the following message come from Dulles International Airport with the highest on time takeoff percentage of any airport on the east coast. I a d means I'm already departing more at fly Dulles dot com slash fast. Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Lakshmi Singh. Supporters chant no extradition and free Assange outside a magistrate court in London. Following today's arrests of WikiLeaks, founder, Julian Assange, the science was hauled away from the Ecuadorian embassy in London where he'd been living for the last six plus years. He was arrested on a US extradition warrant to face charges related to the unauthorized leaks of classified information Ecuador's says it withdrew its diplomatic protection for Julian Assange after the WikiLeaks founder violated international norms while hold up at its embassy in London. So as John Otis tells us that opened the door for British police to arrest Assange who US authorities accused of running a hostile intelligence service Ecuador's, president lending Moreno says Julian Assange spent his nearly seven years at the London embassy collaborating with WikiLeaks to meddle in the affairs of other nations. Oakland. Is interested equally Abiola in a video released today on Twitter. Martino said these violations had made continued asylum for Assange unsustainable. Assange arrest would seem to open the door for his extradition to the United States. However, president Modano said British officials assured him that Assange would not be sent to any country with the death penalty. And that includes the US for NPR news. I'm John Otis. President Trump is meeting with South Korean leader, moon Jae in at the White House NPR's Sharon reports, this is their first meeting since US talks with North Korea fell apart at the Vietnam summit in February South Korea's president is looking to get negotiations back on track after President Trump in North Korean leader, Kim Jong UN failed to reach any agreement on denuclearization when they met in Vietnam. This was a setback for president moon Jae-in who has staked his legacy on improving the relationship between the. Areas. Experts say they expect moon will try to get Trump to ease. Sanctions that are preventing north and South Korea for moving ahead with joint economic projects up to this point. The Trump administration has argued that North Korea must I give up its arsenal. Permanently. Aisha Roscoe NPR news the White House. Authorities have made an arrest in connection with suspicious fires at three historically black churches in southern Louisiana. Governor John Bel Edwards identified. The suspect is holed Matthews. A twenty one year old white man, he faces three state charges of simple arson of a religious building. The suspect could also face federal hate crime charges the Associated Press sites Saint Landry share of Bobby DRO in saying that the suspect is the son of a sheriff's department employees the church fires were reported in a span of ten days. There were all empty at the time. No one was injured. This is NPR. Former Pope Benedict. The sixteenth is blaming the Catholic church sex abuse crisis on the sexual revolution of the nineteen sixties Hillary's relation and increased numbers of homosexuals in seminaries NPR, Sylvia. Pohjola reports. The former pope's remarks have been sharply criticized by many theologians, breaking a long silence on church affairs. The marriages pope wrote an eighteen page document for German Catholic monthly saying he wants to assist in this difficult hour Benedict said he informed. Pope Francis beforehand, but his views vary greatly from those of his successor who blames the crisis on abuse of power and a self aggrandizing. Clergy Benedict says little of reforms needed to safeguard minors, but focuses on a breakdown in moral teaching and societal norms. He also laments what he calls homosexual clicks in seminaries that have failed to train priests properly Benedict. The first pope in six centuries to resign. Does not discuss his role for twenty three years as head of the Vatican department, charged with handling sex abuse cases, Sylvia, Poggioli NPR news, Rome. New set of economic data out today. Remix the Labor Department saying the weekly number of people have filed for unemployment insurance fell last week to its lowest level in nearly five decades. The government reports weekly applications were down by eight thousand to a seasonally adjusted one hundred ninety six thousand the four week average, meanwhile fell to two hundred seven thousand and in its reporting of wholesale prices. The departments is a producer price index measuring price changes fell or rather rose six tenths of a percent. This is NPR.

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"Live from NPR news I'm Shay Stevens, a major theme during the third night of the Democratic National Convention, was getting out the vote in November in her acceptance speech as the party's nominee for vice president Kamala Harris called the upcoming election a chance to change the course of history. Harris urged voters to fight with conviction hope and confidence in a commitment to the nation's ideals as NPR's. Frank. DONAS reports former President Obama took the unusual step of lobbing personal criticism at a sitting president. It was very unusual and not only was it unusual for for Obama to do it was it was something that many Democrats? Many many members of the party supporters had been longing for so long for Obama to get involved and he really delivered on their accountant NPR, sprinkle or yes. The Union representing New York teachers is threatening to sue or possibly strike if the city fails to meet its demands for safely reopening schools as Jessica Gould reports from member station W. nyc many teachers say they don't feel schools have the right protections in place. That's why the Union is ramping up pressure on. City. Hall including a call for mandatory antibody or covert nineteen tests for students and staff before school open the Union President says members are prepared to strike or Su if those. Demands aren't met, but an Education Department spokesperson accuses the Union of fearmongering saying the city has a very cautious plan to offer a mix of in person and online learning. New. York City is the only big city school district planning to open its buildings to students on the first day classes are scheduled to begin September tenth for NPR News I'm Jessica Gould in New York a former FBI attorney has pleaded guilty to altering a document involving the surveillance, a former trump campaign advisor Carter. Page details from NPR's Carrie Johnson Attorney Kevin Clients move could phase zero to six months in prison on the false statements charge the former FBI lawyer said, he added words in a document in two thousand, seventeen clients men said, he wrote Carter Page was quote not a source for the CIA at the time he said, he thought his words were accurate. His Lawyer Says Clients Myth, deeply regrets the move president trump has cited the case to argue the whole investigation in his campaigns ties. To Russia was a hoax but the bipartisan Senate Intelligence Committee found Russia interfered to help trump for years ago clients myth will be sentenced December tenth Carrie Johnson NPR news Washington a Russian opposition figure is hospitalized in critical condition after being poisoned a spokeswoman for Lexington only became says an bugsy of only became sick aboard a flight from the Siberian city of Tomsk to Moscow she tweeted that the plane made an emergency landing in Omsk where Alexi was placed on a ventilator. This is NPR. Tire manufacturer Goodyear's clarifying its policy on political remarks in the workplace. The ohio-based firm says employees have been asked to refrain from expressing support for political campaigns parties or candidates. Goodyear says, workers are also urged to keep views that fall outside of the scope of racial justice and equity to themselves. The clarification comes after president trump urged people not to buy goodyear tyres accusing the company of banning Maga- hats. Louisiana's governor John Bel Edwards has. A plan to make his State carbon-neutral by the year twenty, fifty s ww Enos T-e-k-n-i Wendelin reports. Edwards. Is the twenty-fifth Democratic governor promising to emissions reductions that have been laid out on the two thousand fifteen Paris climate. Accord's Edwards issued executive orders creating a climate initiatives task force and a new position of chief resilience officer. The Task Force will recommend pathways for reducing capturing carbon emissions like. Restoring wetlands than investing in solar and wind. Energy. Edwards says Louisiana feels a disproportionate impact from climate change rising seeds, bigger storms, heavier rain, and extreme heat. The problems we're having Louisiana with water management, coastal erosion. Many other states are going to have these problems later on Louisiana is the fifth largest carbon producing state and a major petrochemical and oil and gas producer for NPR news I'm Takin Woodland. On stock markets in Asia, shares are lower US futures are also down in pre-market trading. I'm Shay Stevens. This is NPR news.

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#EERS S8 Ep187: Louisiana Lessons

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#EERS S8 Ep187: Louisiana Lessons

"Hello and welcome. Media is Eric Erickson here the irksome show across the state of Georgia. This morning. The phone number. If you WANNA be a part of the program as my microphone wants to fall eight seven seven nine seven Eric. Eight seven seven nine seven three seven four to five every once in a while. I am part of a news story that that is worth talking about on the show and and last night was one of those I moderated. It didn't really moderate the interview some better way of saying it. I interviewed Nikki. Gi Haley onstage in Atlanta last night of the market Jewish center which is a phenomenal facility. I had never been. I didn't even know it existed. It was beautiful absolutely beautiful Oval Facility and she was in town. It was the Jewish book festival in Atlanta And she came she was the featured speaker. There was a crowd of sixteen hundred notably. She's been doing these around the country and She's had fifteen hundred to two thousand people show up at every single one of these events. There's a real demand to encounter Spend time with talked to Nikki Haley and she did it again last night in Atlanta with a huge crowd My daughter with me set with her family her. She's got a brother who lives just outside Atlanta and we spend an hour on stage together talking about her book her time in the trump administration the United Nations and and her time growing up in which. There's actually a a weird interaction in new stories today. given what what's happening now within the conservative movement in the outright but I want to spend a little bit of time on on Niki we'll get into the other news. That's out there as well including including Stacey Abrams saying the electoral college is racist and Democrats starting to realize they need to actually have a bipartisan impeachment. If they're going to have impeachment we'll take your phone calls as well. Eight seven seven nine seven Eric. Eight seven seven nine seven three seven four to five to begin Izzo. Haley's got her your book out all due respect it has been a very well received. Book spends a lot of time on her background bio she says she could've had someone ghost rider but she wanted to make sure it was definitely in her voice with a level of authenticity In her voice that might otherwise not come through if someone else Had Too much of a hand in it in particular because of her background growing up his Carolina. I I think most people realize she's indian-american. I do not know that. Most most people realized she was born in Bamberg South Carolina which is a tiny town due east of Augusta out out in the middle of nowhere. If you know where did mark South Carolina is it is to the southeast of Denmark. So I it didn't work itself as a tidy eighty town Bamberg. Has Maybe two thousand people and a stop light and show. She grew up there. That's where her parents settled having moved from India. And you know Oh. Her mother Nikki's mother was the first female judge in India and they would not allow her to sit there. There were threats of violence for her mother to sit in court because she was a woman in India had never had a woman before so they had to They wind up wound up moving to South Carolina. Her father was as An account her mother had a legal background but also an accounting background. Nikki became came an accountant and they they settled into Bamberg and it was The unique upbringing for her being the one Indian girl You know she tells the story. She's told me this before I I you should know. I've known Mickey for a long time. We became friends in two thousand nine. She was running for governor. At the time I was working at Red State My Buddy Mo- lane said hey. We should check out the state legislator in South Carolina running for governor. She was running against Lieutenant Governor. She was running against the congressman. She was running against the attorney. General and here comes this little state legislature. No one had ever heard of and she was going around the state on a single issue the the good old boys in the South Carolina the legislature Republican and Democrat alike had agreed that they would not do roll-call votes for legislation. They would do voice votes And that way they could all say they voted against something even if they passed it by voice vote. It gave the speaker of the house extraordinary power as well and Niki tried to get passed legislation. That would would require a roll-call votes for major matters. And they blocked or repeatedly and she went from being a the chair and vice chair or two of the most powerful committees of the state legislature to being stripped of all her committee roles and people would get up and leave when she spoke in the House so she decided to run for governor on this transparency Chrissy issue and the good old boys came after they accused her of all sorts of stuff sexual indiscretion among other things they claimed just very very awful stuff thrown at her her and she one nonetheless she won. She won and became governor of South Carolina and served two terms so I remember just how proud Out Her parents were. I went over there in two thousand nine and helped her raise money for her When Sarah Palin came to endorse Nikki Haley in the spring of two thousand tin? I stood on the stage and made the introductions there. She asked me to come over and do that. I drove over to Columbia for that. And we've we've been friends ever since and so it was real honor for her to ask me to be the interviewer last night on stage in Atlanta and if anything I got to ask her questions questions that other people wouldn't know to ask for example Her parents told me this incredible story. Her grandparents were very well to do people all in India. Her grandfather was a very powerful person in India and her grandparents hated the idea of of Nikki's parents leaving India but there was nowhere for them to go Niki's mom being a judge and not allowed to sit so they moved to the United States. It's they took up residency in South Carolina. Nikki was born in Bamberg South Bamberg South Carolina and her it was. I think it was her mom Tom. And it's her mom's parents. They came over to the United States to visit Nikki's family and Nikki's mother was vacuuming. If I remember the story right Nikki's mother was vacuuming. And and you gotta understand that that her family in India had servants and an as her her mom said the servants had servants. It was it was that sort of family and the grandparents came over. They come to Bamberg South Carolina and Nikki's aquis mother is vacuuming and her mom. Says she knew there was something wrong because they they sat on the couch and they set straight up with just look of revulsion at their living quarters. Nothing Palatial it was a small house and they got up in insisted on going back to the airport and they flew back to India horrified to see the state of their children and their grandchildren. And that was the world in which Nikki Haley grew up Which is an an interesting world to grow up in in the early nineteen eighties unique Niki? Last night was talking about how She was in the homecoming paget and she got disqualified for being Indian because they had a black he was promised that a black prom queen in a white prom queen. There was no room for or an Indian prompt. We now how do you. How does an Indian family fit in? Here you're either black or you're white in South Carolina you're Asian. And so she was she was is thrown out and Nikki's mother had to plead for them to at least let her do the song she had prepared a song and everything so Nikki's mother begged them to let Nikki seeing the song and the song. This land is your land. This land is my land and this land. They said she she didn't fit. What a story? Sorry what what. What a what a moment? And so this little girl grows up. She gets into the state legislature down in South Carolina. She becomes a influential backer of Of Mark Sanford who himself is a big reformer in South Carolina's governor governor a a big Former club for growth guy who becomes governor and then he goes off to the Appalachian trail and Niki. He is is tied to Sanford Reform Agenda and so they try to tie her to his collapse and her power is gone because she wants transparency his parents and yet she fights hard and becomes governor and then in two thousand fifteen Emmanuel Ame church that shooting happens and one of the things Nikki does has after several days is she decides they. It's time for the confederate flag to come down from in front of the state capital. They moved it from above the state capital to to the front of the State Capitol and then had passed a law that would require two-thirds of each house of the state legislature to approve taking down the flag and the Senate in South Carolina overwhelmingly agreed in the Senate agreed because the pastor in charge of Emmanuel Ame church was also a state senator and he was one of the ones murdered in the church. Fact she you know I didn't WanNA bring this up on stage last tonight but we talked right after that after that shooting again I I've known Nikki for a long time. And I just called her to check on honor to pray with her and she was really shaken up by it and she did mention last night that she heard about the shooting shooting and she didn't know that the senator who was the pastor there had been at the church he was supposed to be in Columbia. They had a meeting the next morning and so she called and she left voicemail to tell him she was thinking of him. She was She was She would be either the next day she hoped to see on on. Oh my goodness And she said she's still haunted by the fact that his cell phone own was ringing in his pocket as he lay dead on the floor and it is that person that president trump chose to be his. UN Ambassador Lassiter and she says when the president cold he insisted she take the job. She didn't want the job and he insisted that she take it. And she said she had conditions that She needed to be cabinet level. He said done she needed to be National Security Council. He said done and she needed to be able to to speak her own. Mind and and help shape policy as opposed to taking dictates and he said done and they had a great tenure She's one of the very few people who was able to get out of the White House without the president mean tweeting. Her you know she. She tweeted both of us back. In the day we found some solidarity as friends in the fact that the president was blowing up on twitter. We've since both develop good relationships with the president did it. And she worked in the cabinet for him helping shape policy pushing very hard to get out of the Iran agreement and pushing very hard to move the American embassy the to Jerusalem which she has thoroughly defended repeatedly pointing out that one of the reasons the president distrust experts is because so many experts told him that You you couldn't move the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem without widespread violence it when he did it anyway and the violence didn't break out it. Just further cast doubts on the value of experts. But there's there's a side angle here that I want to touch on and I realized this is a roundabout way of getting there. There is controversy. Today say that Michelle Malkin who I know and have always liked She is defending a group of all. Right white nationalists people who have Denied the Holocaust made jokes about the Holocaust and stuff and Young America's Foundation Shen has taken her off their speaker's list. They won't offer up as speaker anymore. She's very very defensive here but I gotTa tell you there's a problem within the conservative movement that they're some they're all young. They're all in their late teens and early twenties and they think it is acceptable to deny the Holocaust. Also one of them Saying that Jim Crow was not so bad That that in Jim Crow they just got to go to two separate schools and drink from separate water fountains thousands. And that wasn't a big deal and I gotTa tell you. I think there's no room in the confederate it or in the confederate in the in the conservative Movement for confederate wannabes. And Holocaust deniers. I don't think there is and Niki spoke about that. A little bit last night That you know she had to to rally her State including a lot of people who saw the confederate flag as a matter of pride and heritage a heritage and freedom and liberty and and Defiance of the federal government had to convince those people that it was the right thing to do to take that flag down and she was able to do it and she is perturbed as I am at the rise of this all right group out there. that is increasingly emboldened and and trying to hijack the president and his supporters into claiming that they are part of this movement of a bunch of racists and it sad to see people like Michelle. Malkin out there Who has apologized for these guys? The proud boy movement and whatnot It's unfortunate to see people trying to defend this stuff. There can be no room in the conservative Movement for people who deny the Holocaust and it was good for her Nikki. Haley to say that last night at that event Now as has to the future and I'm sure this is the question. You're wondering where she had listened. I think it's clear I know nothing. We have not talked about it. I have not wanted to talk to her about it because I felt like if I talk talk to her about it I wouldn't be able to talk to you guys about it so I haven't so this just speculating. I think she would like to run for the presidency. I do and I think that it would be fantastic. If she ran. I think she would be fantastic. And she knows however that. No one knows what's going to happen next year. A year's a long time in politics does the President win or not And I suspect there's a lot of thinking in Washington these days among a lot of Republicans who don't WanNa be public because they don't want you to get mad at them I'll tell you what taking their thing and that the president's not GonNa win reelection next year There are a lot of Republicans. who think that you guys are so focused on? The culture. Were stuff in the president's focused on the culture war stuff and we're seeing even in Louisiana Louisiana Over the weekend. That sort of stuff is not resonating with the voters as much as Republicans think it is and if the Democrats have a moderate reasonable person and and that would probably be Joe Biden if he can hang on then. The president may have trouble if the president does have trouble and he doesn't win in twenty twenty and twenty twenty thirty four the GOP is going to need somebody and I. Frankly think Nikki. Haley would be awesome And she can build bridges again between establishment Republicans in between trump voters She served loyally Abeille the president of the United States. There are some within the trump administration. Who Don't like her because they don't believe she was loyal enough but but I think that gives her some latitude? That heat actually helps her to some degree. She is a fascinating person. I totally do encourage you. Go Out and get her book and get it on Amazon. With all due respect She's just a she's a dear friend. She's a great person. It was a great conversation last night in Atlanta with her where I got to interview on stage in front of Sixteen hundred people showed up for for this and she's been drawing crowds like that across the country now when we come back one funny anecdote from her about her in the president's tenure His rocket man comment at the United Nation. Welcome back at his Eric Erickson here the phone number eight seven seven nine seven Eric. Eight seven seven nine seven three. He seven four to five this event last night. Monitoring the discussion with Nikki Haley. She gave this funny anecdote about the president where the president called her and asked her to review review his first speech to the United Nations and she reviewed it and she liked the speech very much she wanted to make some changes and she called the president and she says Mr President. I I need you to understand something about the United Nations and he says what and she says the Mr President it's not going to be like a campaign rally. She says there were silence. And then a Says Mr Mr President when you go to the United Nations. There's not going to be a lot of applause from people. She says. Think Church you're going to speak in a church sh and he says aright he says so. Let me ask you a question. He says I WANNA I WANNA call Kim Jong own little rocket man in my speech. She says a Mr President. WHAT PART OF SPEAKING IN CHURCH DETROIT? And she said you know I could have these these frank exchanges with him and he says Nikki. I tweeted played so well with the bay. She's eases I gotTa work it into my speech for the base and she said well Mr President you you just you do that if you feel the need to But but don't expect there to be a big round of applause for you these. That's okay so he hangs up. She says so. She's there with him at the United Nations. He's giving the speech and he calls Korea North Korea will rocket man. Then she's an intake minute because most of the UN. They've got little earpieces in their ear and they're listening to translators and inch. He's already moved on in the speech and people start turn into each other and then just chuckling. He didn't shaking their heads and smiling and the North Koreans did not look happy but she says so that afternoon. She was meeting with the President of Uganda and the President of Uganda. Shakes her Dan and in says embassador. What can we do with this little rocket man? He needs to be stopped. She says he began commonly referred to as little rocket man after that just worked. I think she said she she knew at that moment. The president's ability to define his opponents is is a superpower that he has it was just it was. It was a very interesting conversation and you know she also said that I noted that contrary to a lot of the public images of the president. He's actually a very warm and funny. I mind the scenes. You don't get a sense of that in the combativeness of the media these days but the president actually has a very funny since humor. He's called me before And I I answered the phone and he says it's your favorite president and that's how the wall when I said this is Eric. That's how he responded he's he's got a very very funny since of humor he's it can be very warm person behind the scenes. It oftentimes does not translate well with others though it did not translate well in Louisiana and we should talk about what happened in Louisiana China but man People are rushing dependent on the president. It wasn't that But Republicans do need to be mindful of some of the data points that have come out of South Carolina or out of Louisiana with what John Bel Edwards being reelected in the state man. Everybody is freaking out the so. The president went to Walter. Reed unscheduled visit is it I guess bloodwork and whatnot. And the media's convinced that he's covering up terminal illness or so that I mean the amount of conspiracy theories over this are I mean really really it is. It's crazy. I've I've got a friend of mine. Who's WHO's visiting To me and text message during commercial break as well on this that he thinks i. I'm I'm not got upset enough by it. Like what. What do you expect from this administration that they they are guarded They lack transparency in this sort of stuff and frankly did they do it intentionally because they know it drives everybody crazy driving everybody crazy. It gives them a bit of a win. He does as I don't understand why people are are so fired up otherwise about it now. I need to play a a A take for immu one Barack Obama and as we set the stage for what happened in Louisiana. You need to hear this clip. This is Jeff Mason. He was on meet the press this weekend. Barack Obama has said said perhaps the Democratic Party to beat Donald Trump needs someone less revolutionary Alabama says some Friday this is still a country that is less revolutionary than it is interested improvement. They like seeing things improved but the average American doesn't think that we have to completely tear down the system and remake it and I think it's important for us not to lose sight side of that Jeff Mason felt like an obvious shot a bit At the left. But it's I think you hear him saying that an it's not lost on me that it's the most most pragmatic candidate running so far Buddha judge that is now surging in Iowa. Yes and somebody who's modeling himself in many ways after Obama in terms of strategy. I mean it's hard not to interpret present Alabama's comments there as a hit Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders is just hard not to. It wasn't a full throated. Endorsement of Joe Biden either. But Joe Biden's been working on that on on his own by tying himself to his former boss yeah There's a problem there for the Democrats send look at what happened in Louisiana. Barack Obama did robocalls encouraging people to go out and vote for John. Bel Edwards Air Prolife Democrat who signed find fetal heartbeat legislation into law and doesn't support gun confiscation that's right the Democrat governor of Louisiana's the last elected prolife Democrat at a statewide office. That I'm aware of one. It was a very close election. Donald Trump had gone into the state multiple times to get people to vote for him. And I got to tell you the the level of disingenuousness from a number of trump pundits out there said. Oh I'd have voted for that guy to new. You wouldn't because the president told you to vote for the Republican you. You would not have voted for this guy but he won and you can't have time to the president or like. Oh Yeah I'd have voted for that guy to you know. The the fact of the matter is John. Bel Edwards is a Democrat but he's a democratic doesn't scare Republicans and you can only take so much from this considering. Republicans swept every office in Louisiana and in fact picked up seats in the state legislature and in fact this will be the most conservative state legislature in Louisiana history. I'm a native of Louisiana. Seeing the state move. That conservative is impressive to me and yet they lost the governor's mansion. And if you'll allow me well you have no troy because I'm GonNa do it whether you like it or not Let me break down. What's actually happening beyond all the partisan spin on both sides on this Donald Trump did have an impact in Kentucky and Louisiana. Donald Trump did turn off voters in both states He was closely tied to Matt Bevin. He was closely tied to John Silvers. Helen Georgia was closely tied to to Brian. Kemp and Brian Kemp Didn't do as well as he could. Because people don't like the president and they don't like candidates it's perceived as tied to the president but he was not fatal to any of these candidates certainly wasn't Brian can't but he wasn't a Matt Bevin because Bevan had a host a personal issues and and with the Republican in Louisiana he had a host of issues too risque. I can't even say the guy's name now Louisiana Republican voters picked the wrong guy. Frankly they should've gone congressman Abraham not this guy And they. They chose not to do that and he lost and he lost because he tried to make the race about a couple of things and there are lessons for Republicans. Here we see these lessons in Host of States the Republican in Louisiana tried to make the race about the Democrat. He didn't provide an alternative other than I'm with Donald Trump voters. You see this in Georgia with Brian. Kemp voters will give not all of them but enough of them will give Republicans a pass for being tied to Donald Trump if the voters like the Republicans agenda it is time that we just come and accept the fact that in the suburbs voters are increasingly put off by president trump. It's just a fact Now in some states debt doesn't matter in other states does in Louisiana. It matters. There aren't a lot of suburbs in Louisiana but the ones that there are they matter and they're willing to give Republicans Kneza pass who have agenda items that they like even if they don't like the president that is the key here you need to stand. It's not just about the president if you run for office. Take Brian Kemp for example. You Run for office in you. Were tied to President Trump. You're going to lose unless you do it. Bryan KIP did did here in Georgia. You have your own agenda you assert that you are your own man. You have your own ideas you have your own public policy. You have your own thinking about doing the you like the president. You're thankful for your your his support but you're not the president year old man. That's what Brian Kemp. Did Matt Bevin in Kentucky. Did Not do that. Matt Bevin Kentucky. Nobody you liked the guy and so he ran completely as I'm Donald. Trump's candidate vote for me to support the president and people weren't willing to do that that that turn some people off. He had none of his own ideas he he was just president. Trump's candidate in Louisiana. The Republican did the exact same thing he had no idea he was a rich businessman with no platform. His entire platform was vote for me to vote for the president vote for me to stop. Socialism the Republicans in Louisiana had had John Bel Edwards for four years and he was not a socialist to them. My goodness he was nothing. You like Huey Long. He was nothing like when Edwards he was nothing like a Buddy Romer. The first Republican governor in Louisiana. When I was a kid he was his own man? You you may not like some of his policies in my parents for example voted against a John Edwards. They're they're yellow dog. Republicans at this point to a degree but Edwards was it e. You couldn't scare people about John Bel Edwards and so Republicans Publican's running on socialism and transgenderism and democratic radicalism. It doesn't work. It does not work you. You've got to give people a reason to vote but for you not just against the other side and Matt Bevin did not give people a reason to vote for him. He gave people a reason to vote against the other side. It didn't work. Same in Louisiana. Same thing holds true in Virginia in Virginia. Republicans were swept out of power and enlarge part. They were swept out of power because they decided decided to run culture war issues. They did not actually run issues that resonated with voters Republican voters by larger not the socially conservative voters they claim to A. B.. They are vastly more concerned about their 401k. And if they think you're going to rock the boat on their 401k rating bonds. You name it. They're gonNA devote against you and Republican voters in Louisiana. Could not persuade enough other people out there that John Bel Edwards was going to be bad for the economy bad for the the stock market bad for their investments. They couldn't persuade people enough because he had a track record and in Virginia was the exact same way with Republicans swept out of the legislature. They could not persuade people. They were anything other than trump supporters and again voters are willing to give you a pass. If you're a trump supporting candidate if you stand for your own thing we saw this in Kentucky where Republicans swept every position fission and made gains in the state legislature to get a super majority but they lost Matt Bevins' seat to a Democrat in Louisiana. The Republicans swept every race. They made gains in the state legislature. They moved the state to the right but they lost the governor's mansion because the Republican offered no agenda. No platform no ideas. All he did was offer his undying and unwavering wavering loyalty to President Trump and voters rejected that so the moral of the story for the Republicans is. You've got to be your man you've got to be see your old man you've got to stand for something you've got to take positions and unfortunately I think the Republican Party. These days is is increasingly devoid of ideas he is. It's all about the president now to be fair to the GOP. And I've had more than one Republican Congress vint frustratingly to me That IT'S A. They have a hard hard time taking stands because the president may very well Changes mind he can change his mind on ended I and when the president changes his mind on a dime that they don't want to stake out a claim the they don't want to stake out a claim didn't have the president undermine them they don't want to stake out a claim the president to a role reversal I mean Republicans. For years opposed tariffs the president gets elected and he gets elected largely in rejecting tariffs and the Republicans are suddenly now in a position where they're having to defend the rejection of tariffs after years ideologically putting themselves in a position to oppose tariffs. It is. It's it's kind of unbelievable that the Republicans can turn on a dime ideologically. Institutionally officially fundamentally morally because of what the president thinks but they've got to come up with ideas if they're GonNa Win Twenty Lisa in two thousand twenty. They need ideas. They need ideas at the state level. They need ideas at the federal level. They need ideas beyond whatever the president says and frankly the president himself needs some ideas. The the president cannot go around campaigning. Just on Democrats bad if the president campaigns on just the idea that the Democrats are bad. He's going to have a real hard time winning reelection election and we know the president has a good message. We know the president has a path forward. We know the president Has the ability lead to galvanize voters we know. The president has the ability to to give people reasons to vote. Oh for here's the president in Atlanta the day nearly seven million people have been lifted off very importantly food stamps. Seven million million people off of fruits. And we're getting Americans off of welfare and back into the workforce Nearly two point five million Americans have risen out of poverty. That's a record. The rate of African American and Hispanic American families in poverty has plummeted to the lowest level ever recorded by far. Most people wouldn't know these numbers because most of you aren't very active in the market but since my election the S. and P. Five hundred is up over forty five percent. The Dow Jones is up over fifty percent and the Nasdaq is up. Sixty percent now my apologies. That was the presence of the investors group in New York. That was not him speaking to the group in Atlanta Let me find this. Is the president. Speaking in Atlanta. Were undoing the damage inflicted by decades of corrupt Democrat rule and creating a historic tide of new opportunity and prosperity. We've done more for African Americans in three years than the broken Washington. Establishment has done in more than thirty years. We've created six point seven million new jobs since the election a number that if I would have said that to the fake news media back take it all those cameras. If I would have said that now if I would have said that during the campaign would have been excoriated. They would've gone wild. How Dare He? Six point seven million new jobs since the election last month. The African American unemployment rate reached is the lowest level ever recorded in the history of our country. How do you lose that argument than a debate right? The African American youth unemployment. This was so important to me. Your member how high was sixty seventy percent has now reached the lowest number ever recorded in the history country doing really well. The African American poverty rate has reached an all time historic low lowest. Its ever for the first time ever. Most new hires of prime working age are minorities and women. First Time that's ever happened. One more from the president speaking to the crowd in stress neighborhoods. We created nine thousand opportunity zones. Tim Scott of South Carolina was incredible including twenty six right here in Atlanta eight million African Americans live in opportunities zones yet. Every Democrat voted against giving these black citizens the future they deserve the Republicans got it passed not easy. We had no votes from Democrats and now the Democrats have say made a big mistake. But they're never going to admit that publicly I can guarantee you but they were totally against it. Now this is a message judge that resonates. The president has an agenda. The president has a economic Agenda that works the president is able to go to black voters and say hey. Look what I've done for you what I've done for your committee community. Look at the revitalization of your community look at young black men getting out of jail. Look at prison reform. Look at the the economy look at your 401k. Look at jobs look at the unemployment. Look at all of these things. This is what I got for you and that's the message that works. That is the message that we'll resonate. They need to do that more. They didn't do that in Louisiana. They didn't do that in Kentucky. What they did was Democrats bad that they? They missed that part of the message the part of the message that they need they spent so much time this for example this is the president also speaking to the black voters in Atlanta Democrats want to invest in green global projects. I want to invest invest in black American communities. Proud that we can stop it there. He didn't really add to that. And if the president wants to juxtapose himself to the Democrats that's fine find but she's just attacking the Democrats. It's not working. It didn't work in Louisiana did work in Kentucky. It's not working in Virginia and this should be a warning sign for the GOP. You cannot just go out and bash the Democrats you want to we all WanNa bash the Democrat. They've gotten so Wackadoo out there and the Democrats are clearly nervous so much so that Barack Obama is out there saying we don't need revolutionaries pollution-free is running for president of the United States is not as revolutionary. Some of these people think. And he's right but you gotta have a message beyond that you've got to be able to compare trash. Don't don't just attack the the Democrats. That was the problem in Louisiana. Yes the president turned off some people in the president mobilized. Some people There there is evidence in in some of the suburban Bourbon areas of New Orleans that the president's presence in that state campaigning for the Republican mobilized. A lot of swing swing suburban voters. There there were some precincts that turned out at presidential level in two thousand eighteen and turned out even higher than presidential level. Think about that higher than presidential level this year for the governor's race that's a pretty staggering turnout in Louisiana for the. That just doesn't happen. It did but it can be offset if you had a message to sell in the message to sell as the Economy de message to sell is stable foreign policy the message to sell his jobs. It's not just Democrats are bad. Democrats or Socialists and Democrats will wreck everything but look how well we're doing if the GOP the up will stay focused on that. They can mitigate a lot of these problems. It is Eric. Erickson here the phone number. If you WANNA be a part of the program eight seven seven nine seven Eric. Eight seven seven nine seven three seven four to five Them's the full numbers Well it's only one phone number but different given to you in different ways And be sure to ticks recipe P two three three seven seven seventy if you want to sign up for the recipe list More recipes coming out I'm I'm I'm been so busy. 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My wife's got a a form of cancer that is there is no cure for it But it can be kept the tumors from growing the get rid of the tumors but they can get them from growing With this medicine which typically works for two years we are now into the third year and thank God it's still working and we go with increasing apprehension every three months because the medicines supposed to stop working and there's no alternative medicine for when it stops working so I will be distracted tomorrow. am somewhat distracted today and on top of this Three doors down from us is just one of the sweetest couples Their kids and our kids are friends. They go to school together and they play in our house and their house and in the street together The coldest AC soccer The in our our little mayberry and The poor sweet wife wasn't feeling well and lay down yesterday and never woke up So we as a neighborhood and and as friends and family we are dealing clean with a a loss that hurt us all tremendously in in coming on the heels of my wife's on Scans I it has certainly done a number on me So prayers appreciate it. All around for the Green family and for our family Christie goes in for her scans. Tomorrow it is a heavy day here in the Ericsson household Now that being said we do have news that we have to get to. We cannot have a PD party on the radio. You people have places to go and things do we need the news and the news is upfront Brian Kemp is shutting down own applications. After today no more applications you get to five pm today and done if you WanNa be in the United States in it if you want the chance to to be in the United States Senate from Georgia you must file your application today or else you you will be out of luck. It is The governor has dragged it out Intentionally so th they do have some strategically in here. Here and part of that strategically is they. Were kind of waiting to see what the Democrat play would be also waiting to see if any any different for me and the Democrats. They are mad as all. Get Out. It Matt Lieberman I gotTa Tell You so I if you weren't here. The first hour last night I interviewed interviewed. Nikki Haley at the Jewish center in Atlanta She was in town. The Jewish book festival of Atlanta they had a she was is the featured speaker they had sixteen hundred. People showed up and it was a very diverse credit with mostly Jewish crowd. But it was very very diverse. A lot of Republicans. A lot of Democrats It did not get an overwhelming reception. When she said she was pro-life some people clapped us? She did get overwhelming reception when she talked about Standing with the president of moving the embassy to Jerusalem ruse limb and the president got a pretty big round of applause from the crowd. But what was so interesting. There with all of it is is The there's this underlying question of the direction of the country and where we're headed and not underlying direction in Georgia about where Georgia's headed and the Democrats are really really livid with Matt Lieberman. Who is Joe Lieberman and son? Who is running for the Senate and they're they're livid with him because he has essentially pushed them to have to make decisions they did not want to have to make up front? Brian Kemp dragged out the Senate race and the Senate nomination process a one because he wanted to give people as much opportunity as possible to file their application to be a senator and to he wanted to drag it out as long as possible to see if the the Democrats would do. Something and Matt Lieberman was the Democrat. Did something Lieberman jumped into the race. He is not wanted wanted by the Democrats. He is not supported by the Democrats. The Democrats like him but like him on the sidelines. They do not like him now because he was running. The reason you need understand is one. He's a nobody is I. The Democrats are concerned and to. He's not black. We're not supposed to say this but it's true. The Democrats want a black person. They want a black person because they think that Stacey Abrams galvanized voters voters in twenty eighteen in part because she galvanize black voters to turn out in the Democrats in Georgia have decided the best way to get voters to turn out in. Georgia is to have a black statewide candidate. Who fires the base? And guess WHO's running against David even purdue a bunch of white people you've got teary Ted. Terry's Hyper Progressive Mayor of Clarkston Georgia. You've got Sarah Rigs EMECO. Who voted for Mitt Romney Against Barack Obama? You've got Theresa Tomlinson who nobody likes and now you've got John. Also we will probably wind up being the nominee because of his ability to raise money and he standing in is the proxy for Black Voters. Because he's got hey Johnson and John Lewis supported him but he. It's not good enough off. It's not good enough for him so you've got to find someone. The Democrats are trying to find someone to run again in Johnny Isaacson seat and they would like to get Michael Thurmond or someone but they have a problem. Who is the governor going to nominate? See those you listening outside of Georgia. The some states the governor not allowed to appoint and in some states the governor has to appoint from the. Party's been replacing. That is kind of irrelevant here. Because the governor's going to appoint a republican to replace Johnny Isakson and and Isaacson wants to be gone at the end of the year and There's a Senate impeachment trial more likely than not coming and other a lot of Republicans hoping that Johnny would hang on and wait until the impeachment. Trial was over but Johnny wants to leave. He's not in great health. So the governor's gotTa make pick and he would like to make a pick now In in the next week or two as Thanksgiving comes it gives people into the Christmas break To settle in gets this person settled in. Perhaps Johnny will leave sooner rather than later so that this I go to the center. The only thing anybody's GonNa ask him about his impeachment. What what's your standing on? The President I have advised several of the people full disclosure. Several of them have reached out to picked my brain on. If the governor were to pick me what should I stay on. Impeachment and my response to all of them was You are concerned by the lack of of bipartisan -ness of bipartisanship when it comes to impeachment that You think that this is probably ably best settled at the election given its partisan affair And but beyond that you will wait and see what the Democrats turn up because you will be juror and you need to be able to deal objectively with what the Democrats fine I think. That's a fair position by the way the the the partisan nature of impeachment is becoming something even reporters in your talk about. Here's molly ball talking about it. This weekend on the study shows is this is a partisan impeachment was when they had the vote. It was almost purely party. Line vote only Democrats are for it. They can't do anything about that if the Republicans don't want to come along but they but she's trying as hard as she possibly can to cast this in nonpartisan terms. She's talking about Nancy. Close trying to cash in on I. It's not GonNa work and the Democrats understand. They've got a problem here but it it. It will play out in the Senate race here in Georgia as well. Meanwhile Stacey Abrahams is back and I want to spend a little time on Stacey Abrams. She has declared the electoral college racist is the time for the electrical. The the Electoral College Pass yes. Electoral College is racist and classes. We have to remember. The Electoral College was not designed. Because people were worried about Idaho. Not Having enough votes we didn't know about that. Oh what we did know. We didn't but what we did know was that in the south. The populations in the south had the equal or roughly equal populations to the north however. Because black people were not considered human or citizens they wanted their bodies to count for the purposes of the the population count but not their humanity and the electoral college was designed to give southern states the ability to count the bodies of slaves but not have to allow them to cast asked votes and thus the electoral college was born as a compromise. The other challenge was the north didn't immigrants making decisions and they didn't believe that immigrants and that those who are not considered well educated should be making decisions about who the executive of our nation should be so it was a combination of racism. Classism both of those things should be funk to the far reaches of history and the Electoral College needs to go. The Electoral College needs to go. Because it's racist that is so counterfactual to the history of the Electoral College. If you'll allow I want to play the Abrahams rims clip again and I wanNA walk through the Abrahams Clip. Let let's let's listen to this together again. Joey is the time for the electrical the Electoral College yes electoral college is racist. And why does she say it's racist. We have to remember. The Electoral College was not designed. Because people were worried about Idaho. Not Having pets. Let's we didn't know about what we did know by the way. Let me stop here some. You'll get mad at me for saying something Nice about zero and by the way I think Abrams is a super smart lady. We disagree on Politics every encounter. I've had with her has been pleasant in large part because she has a great sense of humor. She is very quick witted on her feet. And I like that in a politician Asian. She's also very self deprecating. I know plenty of politicians on the right who cannot laugh at themselves and to a person. They're all people you would not want to hang out with Stacey Abrams at someone whether you agree with her or not she actually can Make a joke about herself. And I find it endearing when a politician in high-profile jobs jobs can make jokes about themselves. But she's wrong here. We didn't but we did know. was that in the south. The populations in the south had had equal or roughly equal populations to the north. However because black people we're not considered human or citizens they wanted their bodies to count for the purposes of the population count but not their humanity? And she's right in the northern states said no and the southern states would not go along with the constitutional less they can so the northern states came up with the three fifths compromise where slaves would count as three fifths of a person. It was not for racism. You need to understand this. The South wanted added a one for one. Pick in the North said absolutely not We're not going to count a slave as equal to a voting citizens since they cannot vote and give the southern orange slave states more power than they deserve. They did this to limit southern power and the electoral college was designed to give southern states the ability to count the bodies of slaves but not have to allow them to cast votes. That's not true either. The Electoral College was a completely separate compromised. The Electoral College was a compromise about the smaller states. Remember Virginia was a huge state. Georgia was growing. Then you had smaller states up north. who were worried about the slave states? Dominating I mean this is the the weird thing histories upside down the major compromises. She's pointing to the three fifths compromise in the electoral compromise. They were actually about limiting the power of slave states. The it was. He's the small states mostly New England. Who did not like and support and defend slavery and they were afraid? Slave states would become dominant both in selecting the president and in a con- congressional representation and so to go along. The southern states drew very bright boundaries. And what they would not do. They would not compromise on on not counting states slaves at all so the northern states reduced the the the one one count that slaves would have so that the south would go along along with the constitution but not have as much power as they otherwise would have gotten and the electoral college was put in place so that people running for president could not rely on the direct population. Vote vote in southern states that outnumbered the people in northern states. The smaller northern states were deeply worried that they would be forgotten as presidential candidates catered to large states New York Pennsylvania. Virginia in particular Virginia was the most dominant state. The majority Jordy of of early presidents came from Virginia because it was so dominant in the electoral college was designed to take away the power of Virginia. A slave state in favor of states like Vermont and in the main area that did not have as many people as a result could not give people the popular Buehler vote in a way those other states good. That's the electoral. College was born as a compromise. The other challenge was you know that. That's historically wrong and I hear more and more people on the left say this. It is factually historically wrong. It is The the Madison diaries of what happened in the constitutional convention Completely discredit that worldview the federalist papers completely discredited that Worldview you got a bunch of people from non slave states who feared the rise of the slave states. Remember you had Thomas. Thomas Jefferson a slave owner writing about how we needed to get rid of slavery in the United States. It could not be done if we wanted to keep the country together and so it was decided they they would ratify the constitution. They would put the country together and then they would fight it out none of them. I saw a civil war. They thought they'd be able to do with it diplomatically. They thought they'd be able to reach US labor. Remember there's there's another compromise in the constitution that you would not be allowed to import slaves into this country ever like eighteen hundred. You're be prohibited from importing slaves into this country all of the compromises in the constitution relating to slaves were northern states trying to keep the country together without giving the southern slave states. Too much power you can say well. Maybe we should not have had a country. And that's great. You're twenty-first-century I entry privilege. But in the eighteenth century they new Britain was going to come back there. There was going to be another war and they wanted solidarity. They knew the the articles of confederation were working and they had to make compromises to get it all together. It is historically inaccurate to say otherwise. And it's unfortunate to see a politician as prominent Stacey Abram for revising history to suit her narrative of injustice takes Charlie and said I interviewed Nikki in Atlanta last Asinine. AJC Blurb on it never mentioned who the interviewer was who yeah. Yeah that that that would that would be the former governor South Carolina former. UN Ambassador Interviewed her in Atlanta last night Now Alley in fairness. It's in the political insider. Calm in the they do mention me. in their analysis of Louisiana race but but not on stage. That's all right The the phone number here. Eight seven seven nine seven Eric. Eight seven seven nine seven three seven four five. I want to go back to Colin Kaepernick. WHO CAME TO ATLANTA? Let's play the audio again. By saying I appreciate y'all coming out and that means a lot to me I'll biggest thing with everything. Today was making sure sure we transparency of what went on. We weren't getting that elsewhere so we came out here. It's important that y'all here y'all attack for the last three years Yuccas not to be attacked. We appreciate what I'll do. We appreciate you being here today. We appreciate the work you do for the people and telling the truth. That's what we want and everything. Aw I'll be ready for three years. I've been denied for three years. We all know why I came out here. So did today everybody. We have nothing to hide so waiting for the thirty two owners. Thirty two teams Roger Goodell of stop running. Stop running from the truth. Stop running from people round here. We're we're ready to play radio anywhere. My Agent Jeff. Nellie is ready to talk to any team Interview eighteen anytime a ban ready. I'm I'm stay ready now. Continue to be ready to all the people that came out here today to support appreciate. y'All I love y'all to the people that are here. I'm thinking of you. I appreciate you support from where you are. We'll continue to give you updates as we hear will be waiting to hear from Roger Goodell the NFL. Oh thirty two teams will let you know if we hear from them. Ball's in their court were ready to go. So kaepernick was going to do this at the Eh Braves Training Facility and flowery branch and then he moved it to a high school field in Riverdale Georgia and he he decided to go blasting the NFL the NFL sensitive to cabinet making this all political and then he goes in blasts the NFL. It doesn't seem to me like he really wants to play football. Stephen a Smith kind of said the same thing and and by the way is Stephen. A Smith said this that that Kapernick did not actually want to play For the NFL. And Smith put up a video. Saying Essentially Sean. That cabinet called inaudible. He said that Catholic had no interest in the NFL. And the Eric read from the Carolina. Panthers Win after him on this and Smith push-back on him as well is that it was absolute nonsense Colin Kaepernick. Nick wants to control the narrative and he doesn't actually WANNA play and win. Read took after him. Smith said that it was ridiculous that by the way he read had to go play for the NFL that he claims doesn't want black people plan or some such the whole thing's if critical. It's nonsensical Johnson CICLE and Celtics. Not Come back into the game probably. I'm I'm chuckling here. As we come back from commercial break we were. We're getting phone callers onto onto the show. Yeah we are you're welcome to call in Agree disagree ask questions whatever. Eight seven seven seven nine seven Eric. Eight seven seven nine seven three seven four to five but if the facebook feed gets unstable holy Lord do we get phone calls from people complaining. uh-huh okay a little bit more on on cabinet before we get into the other stuff here. So here are the details details from Stevie Smith and he points out. The kapernick was going to do the training at the Atlanta Falcons practice facility the state of the art there will be NFL personnel there. There'd be there'd be video there'd be all sorts of things there and all of the people who were going to go see capper. Nick headed to flowery branch. The Atlanta Falcons training facilities in flowery branch up ninety five headed to Gainesville and they all headed that way and then Kapernick announced. He was actually going to do it at a high school football. Fueled in Riverdale Georgia by the airport so completely opposite direction from where he was going to do it and he was GonNa do it in public and end stream it on Youtube and Smith this dismissing. He he he doesn't WANNA play. He wants to be the martyr. Guess what it ain't working this this time all of us believe Kapernick would have shown out showed out and if he showed out he would have had a job within two weeks but it didn't happen because he didn't show he wanted to show up at high school in Georgia not in NFL facility and they wanted to put it on Youtube Run at Youtube live You don't WanNa work. You just WANNA make noise. You want to be in control of the narrative. It's over when you got Steven Naismith. A guy who has been a champion of cap renege blasting cap riddick saying this is all for show you know Catholics got problems he overplayed they just hand. He's not going to get that job in the NFL. Capri does want to be mortar. And there are a lot of people in the media WHO WANNA make more they don't like the nfl they don't like the they don't like the ritzy man you know deadly the redskins Washington hates the redskins right now. I have not kept up all this buddy Jamie Dupree who works with be at Cox Media Media. He sent me a note and said you know the real scandal in Washington is getting bipartisan. Outrage is The redskins people are actually chanting at the game. Sell the team team sell the team. It has nothing to do with the team name. It has to do. With the team's performance. People are really upset with the state of play of the redskins right. Now they're giving up The redskins tickets just a few years ago were sold out. You can get them now online for less than the price of a movie ticket in Washington DC. It is amazing. I've got friends of mine. Who are lifelong redskins? Fans who grew up in northern Virginia. The redskins were the home team win to every game and they don't go anymore they don't even want to watch the game. They're disgusted with it so I've had this. I'm at this event last night with Nikki. Haley at the Jewish center in Atlanta. And the you've got the the Marcus area there's the the Arthur Arthur blank contributed money Bernie. Marcus contribute money. I thought about making a dig about the the Falcons At the at the although they beat the saints so they got that going for him But I I decided I probably better not. Since since Arthur blanket given so much money to place it would have been rude but man Cabernet however Kapernick is is is GonNa be toast. He decided to politicize everything. Well the Democrats are coming to Atlanta Pete. Buddha judge is going to be on tour. Run around the. We're GONNA hear a lot of them On Thursday I will give you so. I'm going to be gone tomorrow with Christie For her oncology scans and I'll be back on Wednesday and and on Thursday I believe David Purdue is GonNa he's GonNa call me early Thursday and we're GONNA record an interview together to discuss the Democratic debate and I will record the phone call And play it for you on on Thursday. The Democrats will Debate Wednesday night at Tyler. Perry studio is going to be the all female debate. MSNBC they're going to be an all woman panel In the run-up to this Kamla Harris. Chris is being told by Democrats. She should get out of the race that she's going to damage her reputation. long-term new polling in California Has Elizabeth Elizabeth Elizabeth Warren Joe Biden. Pete booed ejb beating Comma. Harrah's in California where she is the senator for the State of California. She's running a terrible able campaign as she heads Georgia Harris where they quickly before we got it because commonly. Here's to me is a candidate that seems to fill all those boxes. You wouldn't be fundamental. Change She's a woman kind of color. I cannot explain why she isn't resonating more because the fundamentals of her still seem really good to me. If you want somebody who will change the perspective of what America looks like right but not have as much change as maybe people think worn is too much change. So that's joy Reid on MSNBC you've got actually a report out over the weekend that maybe it's racism that's keeping Comma harassed and people don't like her because she's black we that would be a problem in the Democratic primary because why they gave it to Barack Obama but she's too black for. I don't understand the thinking here that tends to be the the narration of a candidate. Who is is losing the narration of candidate who has lost their near ration- of a candidate who is on the verge of collapse in his desperately clinging into excuses and the excuse she said on his? I'm black they don't like me because I'm Black Cory Booker's not saying that divall Patrick just got in. He's blacked out saying that. Barack Obama didn't have that problem. Why is it that Kamla Harris is is the one that suddenly? It's Oh she's a black woman. That's what it is. You're that's the excuse here folks is that Comma Harrison's a black woman and if she were a black man everyone would be okay but because she's a black woman she's not supposed. Ah Listen. I'm just I'm giving you don't be mad at me. Don't you be mad at me for saying this. This is exactly what the what the people close to Harris are saying is that she's a black woman and it's the black plus woman thing that's the problem one more time on this joy. Reid Joy Reid the the woman the FBI is still investigating. WHO said those nasty things over the website? I WanNa Talk Comma Harris where they quickly before we got because commonly to me is a candidate that seems to fill all those boxes would be fundamental change. She's a woman of color. I cannot explain why she isn't resonating more because the fundamentals of her still seem really good to me. If you want somebody who will change the perspective of what America looks like it but not have as much change as maybe people think. Warren is too much so another words. She's a black female email so she gives you change in diverse change. But she's not as radically to the left of as Elizabeth Warren. So so you're not as rebellious. This goes back to the Barack Obama comment from earlier. Barack Obama and the Democrats don't need to elect a nominate a revolutionary right. Now and they're having all sorts of problems with poor Kamla. Who is is flailing about not exactly sure what she's doing where she's she's headed? What's going on the problem here? Is that Comma Harris. Does it really understand what she believes. She's he's flip flopped on pretty much every issue out there. She has taken every position competing positions at times on various things. She can't explain Elizabeth Elizabeth Warren for all of our faults on on Medicare for all. And there's more and more data showing that that's going to sink her. In fact as she has staked her name Dominica for all Pete Buddha digits now ahead of for an Iowa for all her faults though she came out with the plan. She's come out with a plan and she's definitive plan. She may not be able to pay for her plan and she's having to lie about the edges and extremities of her plan but she's got a plan. Commerce doesn't have a plan she didn't have a plan on anything. She changes her mind. She is is Trumpian in that regard in that the president and as I mentioned earlier can take a position and reverse himself on the position take vaping vaping is a great example here The president is walking walking back his vaping ban. The president was going to ban vaping and is now not going to ban vaping calmly. Harris was four Medicare for all and and then she's not for Medicare for all she's for criminal justice reform and then she's not in than she is and then she's for nuance in issues for marijuana legalization. Then she's not There is not an issue on the under under the sun that Comma Harris has not taken multiple physicians. And it's not just one or two positions. It's not just flip. Flopping back and forth she's taking multifaceted pitted positions on things where there should be a or a b a not a see through and somehow on many of these positions Comma Harris is able to find positions eight through Z.. To Infinity and beyond I mean she's making a twenty six letter alphabet run to infinity with her various positions. It's bizarre. It is genuinely bizarre to see a candidate who is elected in California. Who is was the state attorney? General in California get to Washington and run for president and flail around desperately early and by the way. You should know this that behind the scenes the Republican senators in Washington. This is what I find so interesting. Republican Republican senators in Washington would far rather hang out with Kamla Harris then with Elizabeth Warren. Which I find striking you know? Elizabeth Warren has people around her very hillary. Like saying you know. She's a very warm and caring person behind the scenes but by the scenes the Republican colleagues. Tell me not that She actually Elizabeth Warren actually is not that warm and friendly and she's a difficult person to to hang around with Just socially an in conversation conversation with her having a meaningful conversation about life but with Comma Harris. She's actually a warm and funny person and they're they're finding out with her to the extent that they do which is often but but I've never had a republican. Senator tells me that Comma Harris is approachable. I've had multiple Republican senators. Tell me that that Elizabeth Warren is not an approachable person when I find that very interesting And yet on the campaign trail she is floundering about which she he probably does need to get out. If there's a political article right now that someone needs to tell Carmela Harris to get out no one wants to tell Carmela Harris to get out there. They're scared to tell her she needs to get out. What I find so hilarious hilarious is that they're doing it on super secret? Double background so that nobody knows who it is Nobody wants to be public telling her. Now let's move to Georgia to a politician that a lot of people didn't liken suddenly have decided. They liked Brian Kemp. I mentioned the JC pulling the other day but I also mentioned how the AJC is taking its poll and breaking it into sections and running stories everyday all different sections in the one was how the presence can have problem The the second was on David. David purdue the third was on climate change. Now we've gotten to the Brian Kemp edition of the JC coverage of the AJC poll. I have gone through Ad Nauseam. Why the poll was wrong? Doc the it was taken over a ten day period which is not good for polling. It was taken with too many graduate voters. Which isn't representative of Georgia The president only only got forty one percent of the registered voter pool which is good because he actually got fifty percent of the state so that suggests the poll over samples graduates who tend to Lean Democrat it also oversample Democrats in general which is a problem and yet Bryan got fifty four percent of the vote job approval fifty four percent. You make adjustments. He's over sixty percent in fact. I've taught talk now multiple posts. Pollsters were telling me they've seen polling in the state of Georgia where Brian Kemp is over. Sixty percent among voters large samples of people. The WHO voted in two thousand eighteen. They are able you know you can go to the secretary of state you can get a list of people who voted in twenty eighteen gene and you could cross reference those two numbers and then have a computer randomly sample those people. You don't know whether they're Democrats you don't know whether they're Republicans but you can get your votes able for people who are actually voters in two thousand eighteen and if you get your vote from people who actually voted from two thousand eighteen you survey a thousand of them and and you do it. Accurate statistical sample between Democrats Republicans and independents based on the turnout model of two thousand eighteen or two thousand sixteen or a combination of the two. You can get a pretty accurate poll of of what people think and it turns out when you do that when you base your polling based on the pool of people who voted into eighteen which by the way over Samples Democrats that's it over samples. Democrats because Republicans turned out at a mid term level and Democrats turned out at a presidential level. So if you're doing voter pool sample a twenty eighteen gene voters you're going to be sampling more. Democrats than Republicans based on the percentage of turnout an independent voters. You See. Let's say so. You're voter models for example you know. Pollsters come up with the voter model title. Pollsters come out with the voter model by looking at the percentage of people who voted in two thousand eighteen. Let's say it is fifty percent Democrat forty percent republican ten percent independent. So when you do your voter sample you first of all you base it on the registered voters who participated in two thousand eighteen. That's a a million people. Let's say so. You got a million people participated in the election in two thousand eighteen. And then you say I'm GonNa make fifty percent of the Democrat crat. I'M GONNA make forty percent of them Republican. I'M GONNA make ten percent of them independent when I survey I'M GONNA call and ask. Are you Democrat or Republican or Independent. Democrat okay I had this one are you. Are you an independent well. I've already got too many independence. I don't need this person's vote and so you narrow down you call five thousand households pool of a thousand the people who meet your meat your profile. You've got of those people let's see. How does the math work? You've got five hundred of them will be Democrat. Four hundred of them will be Republican. One hundred of them will be modern which are independent which is great because you can also sub sample the five hundred four hundred. That's a big enough sample to give you a pretty good accurate representation for your presidential race. That's not what the JC AC did. Unfortunately but I know people who've done that sort of polling and they win and they broke it down based on the model out from twenty eighteen. They found people who who actually voted in two thousand eighteen. And that's their model pool voters to call it. Guess what it was predominant Democrat. There were more Democrats. That's in the in the survey than the war. Republicans because in two thousand eighteen more Democrats showed up the Republicans and guess. What Brian Popular is over sixty sixty percent? David produced popular is over fifty percent as well that polling strikes me is way more accurate than what the AJC did and yet the even with an Acura pull that over samples graduate edgewood voters who voted against camp and Democrats who voted against skip still found Branka fifty four percent still fond. Brian Kemp with the third black sport. By the way I'm told to the private police that Brian gives black support closer to forty percent. Not a third not thirty three percent but closer to forty percent Brian Kitts Hispanic support is closer to fifty percent not forty four percent so the JC can the adjusted somewhat for that bump the numbers up a little bitty and you get close to where these other independent polls are showing but by and large. The bottom line is that Brian. KIP is extremely popular. Among Black Voters White Voters Hispanic voters Asian voters across the board. He's popular with Democrats although less so than with Republicans he's probably with independence. He's doing a good job. The economy counts. There is news out that we are at tied for record low unemployment in Georgia. We have not seen as low and unemployment numbers since nineteen seventy six on top of that. We're at a record high jobs. Jobs numbers now. How does that work will? There are more jobs in Georgia now than the word Nineteen seventy-six so you've got unemployment is tied for the lowest. It's ever been but the number number of jobs available in Georgia is way higher than it was back then and they're all full so we got record high employment and low unemployment tied for nineteen seventy thirty six out will it lasts probably not more and more people. Think the economy's going to go downhill but for right now it's good news for Governor Kip. People are happy with him they like him. I'm and they like in fact they liked that. The governor is preparing a rainy day fund. They liked that he wants to how the Fiscal House of Georgia to get an order now. Knowing that hard times tribes may be coming in. They understand that they expect hard time coming so for him to have a popularity rating in. AJC poll that is biased against him. Sampling at fifty four percent is really really really good. You can call in the program if you like eight seven seven nine seven Eric. Eight seven seven nine seven three seven four to five. I took my son yesterday to see Ford versus Ferrari That is a good movie if you if you don't know the story of Kim Miles I won't give everything away to it. It was an entertaining movie. Even if you knew the history and I did The history new the photograph That was so famous A forward winning Lemond and then miles dying tragically googly there. After and I I really wish they had had into the movie at the end of the race as opposed to Indian it after after miles dis. he was is a Listen I'm sorry. If it's a spoiler it happened in the nineteen sixties learn history Miles was a test driver he was a racer. He was very hard headed very opinionated. Very strong willed and after That famous race was getting a car. Ready for the next round and died tragically Testing the car couldn't get another car. Is it caught on fire and I I was Kinda sad for my my son really like there was so I am. I've never been a car person. I've never ever ever been a car person. And and my ten year old has developed a fixation with cars. The Mustang in particular is his favorite. He loves mustangs He likes the redesign in Camaro from Chevy but he really likes the Mustang a lot and He wanted to go see this movie and it was totally appropriate for kids There there's some profanity in it but it it is a totally appropriate movie Very appropriate very good stuff and it was totally entertaining movie. My wife who never goes to movies wanted to go see see this movie as well and she loved it just as much as the kid did so I do recommend it. It's number one of the box office this weekend. That Charlie's angels movies. My goodness I saw saw the preview for Charlie's angels and thought this garbage. How can anyone Think that this movie is going to be good idea and it is tanking absolutely crashed into the box office. No one wants to see. I don't blame them. It looks absolutely stupid and by all accounts it is I some days. I think I could get a job being paid a lot of money to go to Hollywood and just watch the movies and say no. The sucks. Don't do it and save them. The heartache of of putting a movie in the public some movies are just better left smothered after being done than than and actually put out there for the public to see. Charlie's angels. Why did we need? Charlie's angels reboot particularly one. That does not have drew Barrymore. You know the original Charlie's angels movie was. There's actually a pretty good movie with drew. Barrymore and what is it Lucy Lease Lucy Liu or whatever it was a good movie The it was it was the second can one not so great. The first one was good But this was STU Trailer until it was stupid Ford versus Ferrari Rory though it was a good movie now I have avoided as best. I can talking about impeachment because I'm getting bored with impeachment. I imagine most of yours or as well there is news on that front though and we need to explore impeachment and I will finally at the end of the show. Today I will get into impeachment by the end of the show I yes I mean the third hour When we come back let me give you? The highlights of what happened over the weekend on the Sunday shows with impeachment where the Democrats are headed. Nancy Pelosi trying to be high minded and bipartisan it or nonpartisan. It's not working Meanwhile the Democrats were peddling conspiracy theories about the president's health because he went to Walter Reed and got a checkup and won't tell the media what it's about. They're convinced he's Diane and it's kind of sad you can see him almost rooting for it. which is pathetic? It is that time for me to tell. y'All how awesome the electric toothbrushes. Don't don't as far as this stick around. Listen because it's the truth. I use my every day. My daughter uses hers. My wife uses hers. We gotta get our ten year old of a regular brushing schedule on. He's that's another story for another day. Quip is a great toothbrush folks You can go out as I have in by the hundred dollar. Sonic toothbrushes That supposedly do some sort brilliant job. They don't fit in the back of my mouth. 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Jason worked with one of the big Foster care and adoption Christian nonprofits in the state and this family is trying to keep together four siblings. The the four kids live in Colombia in South America and their family has Their parents have been killed. And and so the sampler families willing to adopt all four of them to keep them together The family's in danger of being broken up two of the children being adopted by a couple in Italy and The other two being divided out. So you'd have one with one family one with another and then two in Italy and All of the families. I only have agreed. If someone could could adopt all four children it would be for the best given the trauma in their lives the sample if you live Mary at Georgia as they heard about this or an international national dopson agency and they are raising money to adopt these four children and bring them into their home But they need help they need help because adoptions are super expensive of International. Adoptions are very expensive They've gotTa have forty thousand dollars to make this happen and I am willing to use my microphone to cast light on this If you WANNA learn more about it and decide whether or not it's something you might want to support text. The word support to three three seven seven seven text. The word support part two three three seven seven seven Learn about the sampler family story and their willingness to open their homes and their hearts to four children who have lost their parents wants to keep these siblings together. I do think if you can keep four kids together It is it's worth doing and they're willing to do it and I'm I'm glad that there's a couple like that out there willing to help So again Text support to three three seven seven seven to learn more. I have intentionally originally. If you're just tuning in now. This is where impeachment comes in and I want to be very honest with you in that. I'm I'm increasingly. Put put off by impeachment. It is a new story and it is irrelevant new story and I tried to cover the news of the day every day here on this program but but it's not really advancing anything. The Democrats aren't changing anyone's mind. Despite what Nancy Pelosi claims or says tries to do I want to step back in the last tweak real quick and I want to talk about Jeffrey Toobin who I'm not a big fan of on CNN but he did raise some issues about the Democrats impeachment strategy. And and I didn't get to play this audio the other day and I want to play it now because it's still deeply relevant. Listen to this. I think the Democrats are making a choice here. which I don't know is necessarily the right choice? There are two witnesses who could really talk about what Donald Trump himself said about the relationship with Ukraine. Because they they are the ones who saw him every day. Remember the Republican defense here. Is that all these lower level. Witnesses are just hearsay witnesses. Will you have Mick Mick. Mulvaney the chief of staff and John Bolton the national security adviser and both of them have refused to testify so far their legal position is somewhat different but but the in in fact. They have said they're not going to testify. Absent a court order. The as you heard from Congressman Heck back. They're not going to court. They are simply think they have enough with out these two witnesses. Maybe they do maybe they don't I don't know I mean that's a big seeks sacrifice to give up those to witness he says Danny Heck says we're not going to play rope a dope. Basically he said that four times time. It's timing it's time this. This is weeks or months yes it is. Obviously it's time to say near mind. You could also do two things at once. I mean you could pursue this case while you are. I mean the the Intelligence Committee hearing is is next week. And probably the week after You're going to have hearings before the Judiciary Committee sometime later in December I. Oh I don't know why you give up on these witnesses without even trying to expedite a court hearing I mean maybe it is too slow. Maybe and maybe they're too risky. I I mean maybe they think these witnesses will turn on them. I just think if you want to know the fax you you would really WanNa hear from ovarian and bolts. Yeah if if you wanted to know the facts you would really WanNa hear from moving in Bolton this is this is becoming problematic in that. The Democrats are really trying to shape a narrative narrative. They're not really trying to find all the facts. They're trying to put their best witnesses forward. Not all the witnesses forward there blocking Republicans and by the way all on at least two Vanek. You need to understand that she is A. She's a good Republican and she made a great name ensure herself on Friday. She's been attacked George Conway Kellyanne. Conway's has been called her trashy sees totally in the opposition to trump camp right now but you need to understand. Take what she did on. Friday was theatrics. At least for those. You aren't familiar. She kept trying to to have time on Friday to ask questions. And Adam Schiff refused to recognize her the Republicans said they were shutting. A woman here are the facts. The facts are that the rules that were voted on give the chairman and ranking member. Both forty five five minutes to ask questions. The only people that are allowed to yield to are the council's for the Republicans and Democrats. They can't yield two members When Stefanik Jim Jordan say that the Adam Schiff did yield to a democratic member? What he yielded to was a democratic member asking a question about the procedure Not a not asking a question of the witness. So it was absolutely theatrics but at the same time When Elizabeth Warren Cory Booker have stood up in the past and engaged in similar theatrics to defy the rules to ask questions? The media praised both of them. Cory Booker's Spartak as Moment Elizabeth Warren her nevertheless she persisted nonsense They were in defiance of the rules and the media loved it. They ate it up and now they're calling at least trash for engaging in the same address. There's absolutely a double standard and in doing a double all standard. That is very clear that the Democrats are only trying to tell one side of the story which means I shouldn't have to care about this with rob. I received a lot of messages this week from people saying I just WanNa Watch my soap operas. People don't care about what they're doing they know. This is yet another witch hunt. The Americans know that this president is being harassed spread the Democrats. Yes and I don't think they see a way out of it. Yeah and I think one of the we can talk about the pit latrines show. Is that the the loud of the Democrats GonNa Shout about what particular thing. They're accusing easily. The more obvious it is that they're the ones who are actually guilty of that. There's some really good examples of that brokerage you'd bring up the soap operas so we all know. That impeachment is a soap OPPA. It's just not the soap opera. WanNa Watch as a matter of fact. It's not and it's not even interesting or entertaining. I mean you bring witnesses who didn't witness anything. There's there's no there there I mean even if there was something That we could. We could talk about in debate. But they're just really isn't anything there. I mean the president was right. He made a phone call to an incoming president president. He was doing his duty as president. By saying hey we're hearing about these allegations. Can you look into this because people forget if you back up the time line just a couple of months. They forget that it was the Ukrainian government making the allegations against the Viper and so the president was well within that was a Fox News pendant with Steve Hilton. And and you can you can say it's just Fox. But you know Fox has the most eyeballs and that message is resonating and the Democrats were failing to penetrate the actual story of of where things go There was also the issue of the president's tweet and tweet storm. I should stay during Marie. Ivanovich testimony Jake. Tapper asked my buddy. He's got jeans about that on. CNN especially makes it look like Scott that you don't buy you don't think that's what intimidation no look. I think the Democrats would be on a lot. Firmer ground here. If they wouldn't wanNA continue to try to impeach the president over his tweets. That doesn't make it technically smart. I mean it was. I think there's testimony could have come and gone Friday without much notice. Frankly had he not elevated But pudding certainly was the highlight or the low light of the day articles of impeachment Strikes me is is a is a massive overreach and they may want to go back to their focus groups. You know they've already focus focus group. This wants to try to figure out what to call the impeachment and they may want to go back and see if impeaching president over his tweets works. Yeah the the Democrats in their witness. Into this all theatrics the president understands. It's theatrics and the Democrats aren't going to beat the president theatrics of the Democrats. Want to beat the president at impeachment. Then they need to go beyond the metrics stooping down to the president's level as they see it and they're trying to play to their own base. They're not trying to persuade anyone again. I play this clip earlier. This is molly ball. Molly was with the Atlantic. She's now with time she's on CNN. She's actually the person to do. The big profile in two thousand fifteen calling me the most powerful conservative in America Eh. This is molly ball is. This is a partisan impeachment. It was that when they had the vote. It was almost purely party. Line vote only Democrats are for it. They they can't do anything about that. If the Republicans don't want to come along that's true but they gotta find away to persuade Republicans senators because they need to the Senate to convict and they're naught and it doesn't help when you that Nancy Pelosi other say nonsense like this. Does the president get as he says to confront his accuser. Or get you do you wake in France's accuser confront the whistle blower presumably will make sure he does not intimidate the whistle blower so the the president could come before the committee and talk. Speak all the truth that he wants if he wants to take the oath of office or he could do it in writing. He has is every opportunity to present his case. But it's really a sad thing. I mean what the president did was so much worse than uneven. What Richard Nixon did? But at some point Richard Nixon cared about the country enough to recognize that this could not continue. The Intelligence Committee is leading this part of the inquiry their other depositions. That are being taken by more committees so some of the depositions will continue and then what takes place in the intelligence public will continue for another week. I don't know how much longer I guess it depends. On how many more witnesses they have. That's up to the committee. I don't guide that's up to the committee Okay Nancy. It's really worse than Y'all. This is not a democratic talking point that I think resonates. The president asked Ukraine to investigate a political opponents in Ukraine. Did not investigate. And they got the money need that they weren't going to get. They still got it. Compare with Richard Nixon must must we revise history. This is this is like this Abrahams clip. I played earlier of Stacey. Abrams revising revising the history of the Electoral College. To make it a racist thing when it specifically was not to say that Donald Trump did is worse than Richard. Nixon is to be ignorant of history willfully so Nancy Pelosi case because she she remembers it she was life than I wasn't even born yet and even I know it happened. Richard Nixon wanted to get dirt on the Democratic Campaign for his reelection in Nineteen seventy-two and Republican operatives tibs broke into water into the Watergate building were the Democratic National Committee had its headquarters and stolen formation. I shouldn't relating to the nineteen seventy two election and then Richard Nixon helped them. Using the power of the presidency helped cover up what was happening. It was a direct abuse of office. It was trying to get the FBI to investigate his blue opponents. firing The Special Prosecutor was investigating. What had happened and it became a bipartisan thing? It is absolutely true. Absolutely historically stoically accurate to say that the Republicans the entire time it was going on pound their chest and said there's no there there. There's nothing here there's nothing to the report. Move on there's nothing to see and then the Supreme Court said that Nixon's tapes needed to be released. He secretly recorded his White House conversations. The Supreme Court ruled that as a matter of impeachment those tapes can come forward and Nixon promptly resigned because it was very clear that Richard Nixon was complicit sit in ordering and then covering up a break in the Democratic National Committee among other things in using the powers of government to investigate his political opponents. Now now it is fair for the Democrats today. That's exactly what Donald Trump wanted. He wanted a foreign used. The power of the presidency to force a four government to to investigate a political opponent wanted and yeah. There is an argument to be made there. But it didn't happen He didn't obstruct funds for Ukraine. They didn't know at the time money was being held up. They got the money I there. There are great differences between the president of the United States engaging in a sustained cover up of a break in of the Democratic National Committee and this president asking for a favor ver- which he did not get in if you're going to say that trump is worse than Nixon. You are deranged. When it comes to American politics was it good? No was it Nixon. No it was not nearly as bad as what Nixon did in the grand scheme of things or even lesser scheme of things. It was not and it's ridiculous for the Democrats to go there because it reinforces the Republican argument that the Democrats are making this partisan affair. They do not actually care about what actually happened. I gotTa play this audio for you Mm our friends at gravy and have have done this master cut of the Democrats trying to figure out how they're going to advance dance in twenty twenty Listen to this. I think what the Democratic Party is going to do over the course of the next eighteen months walk and Chew Gum. And what do I mean by that. We must as Democrats walk into gum. And that's exactly what we're doing. Well we're Democrats can walk and Chew Gum and we can walk and Chew Gum at the DNC. As I've said walking doc and chewing gum reverend I I think Democrats can walk and Chew Gum. I get the tenor of your question. And and I understand that but actually the American people can walk and Chew Gum. We've got to walk into them. And frankly the American people walk and Chew Gum and all of our candidates could walk into gun. She called this lawsuit silly distraction and I wonder if you you your response to that well we can walk and Chew Gum and folks let me assure you. Democrats know how to walk and Chew Gum. That's going to be there. Twenty twenty strategy. They're going to walk into gum at the same time. We'll find out on Wednesday as they come to Atlanta to the Tyler Perry studios to debate with Pete. Buddha huge moving into the lead in Iowa pretty significantly and now Buddha jig is at the forefront and I gotTa tell you the campaign seems absolutely tone deaf so so so. Buddha judges husband put out a picture on instagram of Buddha. Jude Jr at the Holocaust memorial in Berlin and that It was I mean it was it was just. It was a nice picture I think the caption was all something. Just something like this guy. Some such there is a a meme on the Internet though of White Gay dudes going to the Holocaust memorial in Berlin and putting the picture up Of of themselves self of themselves at the Berlin a Holocaust memorial and it has caught on In the prevailing zeitgeist east against Pete Buddha. Where a lot of gay rights activists don't like the guy and a lot of Democrats increasingly don't like the guy and it's just another example sample of him being out of touch putting a essentially a picture designed to be a an attractive picture of Buddha judge where he's standing standing in the middle of a Holocaust memorial? Who does that? And if it was one off thank you you could say okay. No big deal but there. There's there's more to it than that. Got Booted judges unveiled his plan for Black Families and the stock photos. He's used have come from Kenya from Africa for an American black family on top of that Buddha judges also required that people. Opt Out of supportive. Who does this this? He's got a plan for black families. He has submitted it to various people. And he's telling them they need to affirmatively say no they don't support it or else they're going to be listed as a supporter supporter. A left wing. Publication called the inner city ran the numbers on it and sixty percent of the people who have supported the blue digest plan for black families. Families are white. He's got a bunch of white people supporting his plan for black families. He doesn't have black people supporting his plan. So he's coming to Atlanta L.. Tomorrow in the runner on Wednesday in the run-up to the democratic debate and he wants to unveil a plan to make education more affordable for people. And that's going to be his thing Eh. And he's trying to shift the conversation to make himself look like a front runner. But here's the problem for judge booted. You has raised a a lot of money from a lot of rich. Liberals he really is something that white people like black people do not like. He continues to flood his roll out into the black community. He continues to tone-deaf things he's played into to every bad stereotype of rich millennial. Progressives the media is starting to call him on that. I got to tell you that the way. The media's turning eating on these people they build them up and then they turn against him. Is it any wonder. Even the Democrats have a hard time trusting the media and stuff like this and they're doing it with Buddha jr now to turn it on Buddha judge judge Booted you just bad now. He's got to get himself ready to be the front runner. Everybody is setting their sights on him. We will see if he has the staying power on Wednesday night right because they're going to be coming for him on that debate stage on Wednesday night Joe Biden. Elizabeth Warren both treat him very dismissively Comma Harris as as well who is calm. cratering in her polling is thinking. She's getting beaten by an upstart mayor with a history of bad race relations in South Bend Indiana. She's got problems uh-huh with him across the board. The Democrats have problems with Buddha. Jin Now he's going to be in pole position on the democratic debate stage we need night in Atlanta. And so he's coming trying to try it out more initiatives that he might appeal to black audiences and he's not resonated with him. He'll it does not help that. Your stock photos come from Kenya. Yeah for black families in the United States of America but that's exactly. What Buddha Jr did that tone deafness in all of this absolutely staggeringly appalling that he would do that? You want some some extra fun here a The he continuing resolution to continue to fund the government is about to run out. Ya Yeah There's a real question as to whether or not the president will Begin a shutdown of the federal government In in response to the impeachment and he can because the continuing resolution that's been funding. The government is about to run out opt rather problematic for the Democrats and the Republicans right now the president. They're not sure what the president's going to do they're they're going going to continue to play this out and see Joe Biden has spoken He was where was he. He was at a a rally and he's continuing to make his electability case against the president. Trump gate war. He is billion dollars is going to have an awful lot of campaign passed and Yup gotta be careful who we nominate. Because he's GonNa be real hard to be. He says real hard to beat. That's true Meanwhile you've got Bernie Sanders out of the campaign trail. I don't I'll ask to be honest here in. Let me see realclearpolitics realclearpolitics. What is the polling average? Now just that we set the stage here for. This Biden is at twenty-six. Warren is at twenty sanders. Is it seventeen. E The remarkable staying power of Joe Biden Biden in the realclearpolitics polling averages something to behold He started in December of two thousand eighteen before he was even announced. I at twenty nine He's at twenty six now in the realclearpolitics polling average the lowest he has ever been. Whoa what did I do? Graph here come on The Lowest Joe Biden has ever been in the polling is. Well let me reset here He's the lowest he's been is is twenty toy e the lowest he's ever been is is it. Looks like now is he's at twenty-six and that's tied for the lowest but he's never gotten above it in Elizabeth. Warren has only been able to get close to him once she she got it. Twenty six point six to twenty six point four but he's hanging on and he he's. He's definitely the trend. Lines haven't looked good for Biden. But he's holding on he's he's five points ahead in the polling averages and this translates poorly for the rest of the Democrats but particularly translates poorly for Bernie Sanders. Who He just? He can't get any more momentum because Elizabeth with Warren has gotten ahead of him and Pete footages outshining him and he's doing his best And he's trying to play the the old school progressive. What I find actually very funny about it is that millennials are backing Bernie Sanders over Budaj and Warren if sanders were to get out war and could potentially beat by sanders is not going to get out. He thinks it's his turn even though he's not a Democrat that's the other thing the Democrats humoring Bernie Sanders. Who is not a democrat? He's an independent. Why they're letting him in the primary process if he refuses to be a Democrat? Socratous is beyond me but theory is onstage. There's relevant point to be made regarding impeachment on this. I think that what you're going to see in the next weeks to come. The president will be impeached and he should be impeached. It and he should be impeached. Because he has used his office to obstruct justice he should be impeached because he's in violation of the emoluments clause of the Constitution and where he is very blatantly. I mean really. Incredibly credibly used his office to make more money for his family. And lastly of course he should be impeached because he has used news national security aid to Ukraine in order to try to undermine a potential political opponents. Now what's interesting. Here is a list of bunch of things before he just Ukraine are in play with the Democrats and you can kind of understand why some Democrats are frustrated with Nancy. Pelosi that she's not letting them have a free for all on impeachment. Yeah but Pelosi understands the clock. She's got to get something through the House of Representatives as quickly as possible. I gotTa tell you that we if sanders is supposed to be a juror. I think our our forefathers in this country did not appreciate the level of partisanship. This country would get to George Washington ironically. Yeah I think did where he warned about party politics. The rest of them did not and in so doing you've got Bernie Sanders. Who who is running out there saying the president needs to be impeached for all of these things things are? They aren't even Things things they aren't even talking about how can Donald Trump get a fair trial in the United States. Senate how could he get a fair trial. If you've got a thirty eight other Elizabeth Warren Comma Harris's other cory booker's other. You got six senators running almost all of them taken a position that Donald Trump needs to go the donald trump is corrupt. The Donald Trump needs to be impeached. How can we expect him to get did a fair trial in the Senate with Democrats who are out to get him? I don't know that that's possible. Well the the Republicans to a degree are pushing getting back on all of this Here is is Kaley Magnani. She is going on offense on behalf of the Republicans against Bernie Sanders Not specifically specifically per se about Bernie Sanders going after the president. She's going after him on the billionaire tax that they want where they've enlisted the New York Times and others need Elizabeth warn going after him but this is a message that actually is pulling well with republic with voters not Republicans. Do you need to understand that. The majority of voters in this country though they are somewhat jealous Ellis of wealth. They understand that the wealthy this country can spend their money more responsibly than the government. And so this is an issue for the Republicans and they're coming after Bernie with it on. You're going to start paying your fair share on taxes. Now I hate to say this but you know this income inequality issue the the billionaires said come on you could afford just a few extra million dollars intact. That's a powerful lion. How'd you go after it? Not to to the extent that Bernie is taking it though. He's tweeted that billionaires should not exist stewart we live in an aspirational country. We live in a country where people want to harness the American dream. WANT WANT TO ASPIRE to be a billionaire or millionaire successful person one day. It's why eighty two percent disagree with Bernie and told Kato billionaires should exist so while we absolutely want all votes to be risen and that's happening in the trump administration wages growing at the fastest pace in a decade and twice as fast for lower the middle income Americans. We want that to happen. But we don't want to abolish the American dream and billionaires in the aspirational nature that makes this country. Great Okay we hear you Katie Macanese. Anyway thanks for joining us. Yes this is becoming an issue. You know the time when the big story about fix this weekend not paying taxes Fedex is chief Red Smith and you need to understand. Phoenix has been very embattled. I like Fedex in fact I much prefer going to Fedex Kinko's than I do due to a ups store. I think it is a better I. It is a way better organization I think it is easier to get in. And out of the KINKO's they're better at what they do. They have more services the ups guy is more reliable than an. I love Our UPS Guy why are standard ups guy. He's a great guy The kids liking my wife likes him. He's a great guy but UPS In and of itself. I we've had all sorts of problems with them in our neighborhood at our home In dealing with the ship stuff with them we never have a problem with Fedex. Well Fedex has benefited from Tom the tax cuts by the president and the Republicans and Fedex. According to the New York Times says Fedex is tax. Bill has gone down to zero. Fedex's pushback very aggressively aggressively on this and said that the that the New York Times has gotten it wrong and the chairman of Fedex. Fred Smith has released a statement saying he would like to debate. Arthur Scholtz the publisher of the New York Times and their business editor. Because guess what. The New York Times paid no tax year ear. The New York Times is attacking Fedex for pay nothing attack income taxes. The New York Times paid nothing income taxes and Fred. Smith point is is What do you want to? Who Do you want to believe provides more value to the American economy Fedex and all of its employees delivery packages or the New York Times? And it's new service. Which one delivers more to the American economy? which would delivers more to the American consumers and I don't think it's a debate the The New York Times will take And I don't think it's the debate. They could win even if they took it. But they do need to understand that Fedex did pay taxes. The New York Times has misrepresented their taxes. Assist The New York Times has misrepresented the amount they paid. But also there's this why is it a big deal. Corporations don't pay taxes anyway. I'm actually in favor of abolishing the corporate income tax altogether because corporate corporations do not pay income tax corporations pass on the income tax to consumers who buy their products corporations do not. I pay income tax. The corporations that pay income tax have raised their prices. Or they've reduced their workforce to cover the costs and in so doing you. And I pay more. If you cut the corporate income tax. What would you have either more hiring or higher wages as or lower prices corporations would get to pick but we saw this same set up? We saw this exact same setup with the presence corporate income tax the cut the very everything that they're complaining about it the New York Times. You cut the income tax. And what happened. Will you know at at my other job one. That actually pays me salary. I don't actually get paid for this job a job I get paid for actually got a bonus check. They were turned some of the Prophet to me as an employee because they weren't being taxed based on it. I know plenty of people who checks from their employers at various companies because the income tax cut cut I know businesses that were able to invest. They were able to buy new equipment and stimulate the economy if anything the corporate tax has worked tremendously to keep the economy going at a time. There's a global economic comic slowdown. What I find disturbing is that the New York Times and other outlets have decided that they can decide who pays a fair fair share that they can publically Shane corporations for not? Meanwhile the New York Times isn't painted any either essentially what we have is a media in the United States plane off jealousy. We have a media in the United States. That is amplifying the cause of jealousy that you should be upset with FEDEX BECAUSE FEDEX isn't spy isn't paying taxes will. They're not but what are they doing. They're either giving shareholders unders value and that helps a lot of people's 401K's or they're investing in you know the New York Times is essentially arguing that that Fedex didn't invest the way Fedex that it would therefore None of us are benefiting. It's nonsensical and this gets to William Bar. The Attorney General gave a speech to the Federal Society. The left is excoriating him for it. I WANNA play the Puerto Rico Bar speech to the federalist society. Unfortunately just in the past few years we have seen this. These conflicts take on an entirely new character immediately. After president trump won election opponents inaugurated what they called the resistance and they rallied around an explicit strategy of using every tool and maneuver to sabotage the functioning of of the executive branch and his administration. The fact of the matter is that in waging a scorched earth no-holds-barred war of resistance against this administration it is the laughed that is engaged in systematic shredding of norms and and undermining the rule of law. It is the left undermining historic norms and shredding the rule of law. And they don't like liked to talk about it because everything's but trump but it is the left that is now deploying Mtpa Antiga to harass businesses. It is the left that is chasing conservatives out of restaurants it is the left that believes that Christian should be forced to bake cakes and provide flowers for gay weddings but liberal should not have to force conservatives. Do anything there. There's a report it out this morning. That chick-fil-a is going to stop giving money to the Salvation Army. Why because it is the left harassing Chick-fil-a it is the left out to get chick-fil-a is the left shaming chick-fil-a and other businesses denying them access to franchises in in public spaces because of their views? It as the left doing these things. It's not the right right. It is the left up ending historic norms in this country. It is the left shaking down businesses. It is the left silencing the right for all of the blasting of the president for undermining historic norms the reality. The truth is the left in in. This country is perfectly willing to shatter historic norms themselves and in particular the people who have coexist bumper stickers on the back of their cars are less and less able all to coexist with anyone who disagrees with them. Those people who they disagree with have to be silenced have to be punished have to be driven from the marketplace. Have to be boycotted and that flies in the face of historic norms in this country. Where now politics has become a religion for the left and the heretics must be burned? That's a real problem and good on the attorney general calling it out this just in the the Georgia government. Transparency and campaign finance commission formerly the State Ethics Commission has filed a lawsuit and Fulton County Superior Court against Stacey Abrams rooms two thousand eighteen gubernatorial campaign in two other groups tied to Abrahams for failing to fully comply with subpoenas for certain documents former campaign manager. Laura or a grow war go said the campaign turned in thousands of pages of banking campaign finance records but refused to release communications requested between the campaign and other groups including the New Georgia project and state sitter Kema Williams then vice chair of the Democratic Party at Georgia. The commission is responsible for campaign finance law here in Georgia. They're able to investigate investigate campaigns where they're not able to use their power to investigate harass or intimidate or go on a hunt that they think there may have been something that happened. This this commission is in violation of its fundamental right to enforce campaign finance law She called the investigation political fishing expedition. interestingly enough The Executive Director David Amati said in a statement the Commission is taking the same legal measures we've taken in all other other cases where the respondents have refused to comply with lawfully issued subpoenas in call the allegations baseless The Fulton County Spirit court filing pulling says that Charles Wind go filed a complaint with the Commission in August of two thousand eighteen alleging unlawful coordination by sharing personnel between between the Abrahams campaign. The Blue Institute which was founded by Abrahams and other groups This will be investigated GP Be he does. This is from Georgia public broadcasting and does point out that the That the State Ethics Commission Director Director Executive Director had been Brian Kemp supporter and a former donor of his Interestingly enough all right then Also if I I mentioned it. The other day but just to reiterate a Brandon Beach in the Georgia's Sixth Congressional district has stepped aside aside and is now going to run for his State Senate seat which is somewhat awkward as so I've been supporting Michael Coldwell well in that seat and I plan to continue supporting Michael Coldwell in that seat. Up in the Woodstock area code will is a great guy He's been a great friend of mine and I really liked the guy. I think it's probably time to get him in the Senate He's been in the house. He's been one of the people fighting the speaker. The speaker of course is trying to make a play now for his seat Trying to get someone much more Speaker friendly in that seat but hopefully cold will be successful in someone will get in the State how seat that will stand up to the speaker of the House still Okay circling back. All the president the president is blasting asking the Democrats claiming he is transparent while the Democrats are out there doing conspiracy theory mongering on the president. The president went to Walter Reed Hospital this weekend for a checkup. It was not on. His public schedule was unpublicized and Democrats are in absolute meltdown. That the president may be dying or something and they they want to be able to celebrate it if so they're upset that the White House isn't telling them what's actually going on. It's a routine checkup by the president but the president meanwhile is out there Pushing Shing the idea that his is the most transparent administration ever transparency. I'll talk about transparency. I liked transparency here and I'm the most transparent president in history and I'll tell you about what tampering is. Tampering is when a guy like shift shift doesn't let us have lawyers. Tampering is when shift doesn't let us is have witnesses doesn't let us speak. I've been watching today for the first time I started watching. And it's really sad when you see people not allowed to ask questions it's totally. Nobody's ever had such horrible due process. There was no due process. And I think it's I think it's considered a joke all over Washington and all over the world the the Republicans are given no due process whatsoever. Were not allowed to do anything. It's a disgrace. What's happening but you know what the American public understands it? And that's why the poll numbers numbers is so good and that's why other things are so good what they're doing in Washington without hearing and by the way it's a political process is not a legal process so if I have somebody you're saying I'm allowed to speak up if somebody says about me we're not allowed to have any kind of representation. Were not allowed to have almost anything and nobody seen anything thing like it. In the history of our country there has never been a disgrace. Like what's going on right now. So you know what I I have the right to speak. I have freedom of speech is just as other people do. And he's going to keep on doing it. You'll listen eat. Democrats are really peeved by the president's talking points here but but I think it's actually resonating with people that the Democrats aren't playing by the same rules and since they're not playing by the same rules it makes it look like they're in a partisan fishing expedition themselves and that doesn't work well with most people. We'll be back tomorrow.

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"Live from NPR news in Washington I'm Dave mattingly wildfires remain a serious threat to thousands of homes and businesses in California. Oregon and Washington and King of the Northwest News Networks reports forecasters say extreme fire danger looms all this week for the Northwest Hillary. France is Washington State's Public Lands Commissioner we are projecting that over the next forty eight hours we're GONNA continue to see some challenging when conditions. In some places like the gorge sixty, five, seventy, five, seventy mile per hours. Washington's governor Jay Inslee cautioned residence to be extremely careful with any activity that might produce a spark in Oregon Governor Kate Brown declared emergencies for several fast moving fires for NPR news I'm Anna King in California fourteen firefighters and bulldozer operators were injured when they were overrun by flames while trying to protect a fire station in the Los Padres national forest. National Guard troops remain in southwest Louisiana where they're working to help those affected by Hurricane Laura the storm came ashore last. Month as a category, four hurricane at least twenty five people were killed. Damage estimates are in the billions of dollars. NPR's Debbie Elliott says, thousands of people are living in hotels in the region governor, John Bel Edwards says more than seventeen thousand people are displaced most living in hotels which are being used instead of traditional emergency shelters because of the pandemic, the sooner we can get power stored, get people back into their homes get life more back to normal The better off all of those individuals are going to be and and you know it's It's just it's just a a real challenge National Guard troops are distributing food water and supplies in eight Louisiana. Parishes Edwards says, they've handed out some one hundred and sixty one, thousand tarps. So people can make temporary repairs to get back home Debbie Elliott NPR news a pharmaceutical company working on a cove nineteen vaccine is suspending trials as scientists examined why one volunteer became ill here's NPR's Joe Palca the vaccine comes from a partnership between the University of Oxford and the pharmaceutical company Astra Zeneca, it's being studied in thousands of patients in the. United States and the United Kingdom the illness apparently occurred in a UK volunteer. The company has not revealed the nature of the illness but did confirm that there's been a pause and vaccination to allow review of safety data. The company said in a statement that quote this is a routine action which has happened whenever there is a potentially unexplained illness in one of the trials close quote. The next step will be to determine if the onus was indeed related to the vaccine or just a chance event Joe PALCA NPR news this is NPR news. A new poll finds almost half the households in the US are facing serious financial difficulties during the coronavirus pandemic problems appear to be worst in cities among black and Latino households. NPR's Yuki. Noguchi. Says the findings come from NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson. Foundation, and the Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health. The five part survey shows a majority of households in the largest cities dealing with loss jobs or reduced work hours causing serious financial problems that are particularly acute among Latino and black households in Houston for. Example. Sixty three percent of households overall reported serious financial problems but among black families in Houston that was eighty one percent, and among Latino, households seventy seven percents in many cases savings have been depleted in addition households have serious problems paying their rent and utilities. The poll also shows the impacts are much greater for families was less than a hundred thousand dollars a year in income. You can cheat NPR news in Hawaii. The mayor of Honolulu says he's extending the city's corona virus stay at home order for another two. It'll run through September twenty fourth at the same time the mayor says beginning tomorrow people will be allowed to run sydor eat by themselves in public places such as beaches, parks, and trails. A bombing in Afghanistan's capital today has killed at least ten people. The Taliban deny responsibility the country's first vice president appeared to be the target. I'm dave mattingly NPR news in Washington.

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NPR News: 10-11-2020 8AM ET

NPR News Now

04:39 min | 8 months ago

NPR News: 10-11-2020 8AM ET

"Live from NPR news on trial. Snyder? President trump says, he's ready to get back out on the campaign trail behalf of myself in the first lady has been really an incredible outpouring and we're starting very very big with a rallies and with our everything because we cannot allow our country to become a socialist nation we cannot let that happen president speaking there to cheering supporters from. A White House balcony this weekend, it was his first public event. Since he was hospitalized for covid nineteen, he has a rally scheduled in Florida tomorrow plans to travel to Pennsylvania and Iowa this week. The White House physician Dr, Shawn Conley meanwhile says the president is no longer a transmission risk to others but in a memo released last night comedy does not say whether the president has tested. Negative to Denver now where rival rallies ended with one man shot dead and another man higher by local news station as a private security guard in custody and beers amy held reports on the latest incident of deadly violence a months of tense protests police in Denver were out in force bracing for potential violence as far right and far left protesters converged by mid afternoon demonstrations appear to be. Breaking up when a Denver Post photojournalist captured a standoff showing far right protester spring may set a man aiming a firearm at him Denver Police Division chief of Investigations Joe Montoya says they're still looking into what happened Hobo. The soon as possible, we can get the factual information out has led to this who the individuals involved were were hopeful that information will help kind of home the war's. Recent months have seen tensions boiling over nationwide with shooting deaths at protests in Portland Oregon and Kenosha Wisconsin Amy held and Carney's humanitarian cease fire. By John and our menas under strain, the ceasefire went into effect yesterday. But both sides almost immediately accused one another of serious violations and crimes against civilians. Today ours are by John is accusing Armenia of selling a residential area hitting an apartment building and Ganda Azerbaijan Second, largest city the BBC's Orla guerin is air and filed this report. Damage here on an absolutely massive scale on spread over a wide area. Now, in front of me, there are a military troops in hard hats and rescue teams they've been working with their bare hands digging frantically trying to lift the rubble. They told a short time ago that they heard a voice there were local people saying that somebody was inside alive in a basement and had managed to make a call asking for help asking to be rescued. But in the last few moments, as we watched a body was brought out and you're listening to NPR news. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards says he's called on the state's National Guard to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Delta the National Guard has more than three thousand national guardsmen activated and of emergency operations. They are already moving commodities to set up points of distribution. They're engaging in route clearance and engineering operations. We're speaking after touring the damage. Delta left behind after it made landfall Friday near where Hurricane Laura came ashore in late August forecasters warning the deltas remnants. Flooding in the mountains of northeast Georgia the Western Carolinas in Western. Virginia. Devastating, wildfires in California and throughout the Pacific northwest or prompting renewed debate over prescribed burns. NPR's Eric. Westervelt reports that many experts say fighting fire with controlled fire as one of the best ways to help reduce major blazes of West seen this year intentional burns help reduce the massive amount of forest fuel built up over a century long policy of snuffing out every forest fire California recently boosted funding for prescribed burns but many fire science experts and a college. Say It's not nearly enough. They warned that the state needs to radically expand the number of acres intentionally and carefully burned on public and private land in order to reduce catastrophic wildfire risk funding safety as well as bureaucratic and environmental rules all obstacles but there's institutional inertia as well. Critics say both cal fire and the forest service remained extremely risk averse and continue to embrace an antiquated fight. Every fire ethos Eric Westervelt NPR News San Francisco is NPR news.

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NPR News: 04-11-2020 2PM ET

NPR News Now

04:39 min | 1 year ago

NPR News: 04-11-2020 2PM ET

"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Barbara Klein. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards says. He's taking steps to address the outside toll. The Corona Vince is taking on African Americans. Npr's Debbie Elliott reports. He's moving to make sure. Minority communities are thoroughly informed. Louisiana Governor John. Bel Edwards is assigning a health equity task force to make sure minority communities get preventative health information and access to Kobe. Nineteen testing African Americans. Make up more than seventy percent of the state's debts but are only a third of its population at yesterday's White House briefing Surgeon General Jerome Adams displayed his own inhaler making a personal appeal to black communities to follow federal guidelines. Colorado has activated some emergency medical protocols to deal with covert nineteen pandemic. John Daly has details from Denver. The state guidelines outline new crisis standards for emergency medical services and personal protective equipment or P P the recommendations detail how dispatchers emergency transport services and first responders should operate to reduce the number of people. Who could be exposed to the virus chief medical officer Eric? France says the guidelines give providers advice for reusing. Pp which are in short supply without fear of legal liability over thirty one years in my career. It never occurred to me that I might be in a place where we'd have a shortage of personal protective equipment protocols do not yet include hospital standards of care for ICU beds ventilators but officials say it could be added if there are critical strains on hospitals for NPR news. I'm John Daly in Denver. The number of confirmed corona virus infections in the. Us has climbed to well over half a million according to Johns Hopkins University. The death toll is nearing twenty. Thousand President Trump says he's already preparing for the eventual return of businesses. Npr's Windsor Johnston reports trump says he's setting up a corona virus task force that will focus specifically on the economy. President Trump says. He plans to convene a bipartisan and diverse council of scientific and business leaders to guide his administration toward reopening the economy at the White House on Friday. The president pointed to his head. When asked what metrics he'll use in making that decision the metrics right here. That's why metrix. That's all I can do. I can listen to thirty five people at the end. GotTa make a decision. The Nation's top health officials have warned against relaxing social distancing measures prematurely. The president has said that he would consider re shuttering the US economy if it were opened initially but another outbreak of corona virus cases followed Windsor Johnston NPR news Washington. Meanwhile New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says the curve appears to be flattening this is Npr New York governor Cuomo and New York City mayor. Bill de Blasio seemed to be at odds on how long the nation's largest school district will stay closed earlier. Today de Blasio said New York City schools will be shuttered through the rest of the academic year and teaching will be online cuomo calls that opinion and says hill. Make the call. India's prime minister is extending a lockdown on the country's one point three billion people. It's been in place since mid March and was supposed to end Tuesday. Narendra Modi says it will continue but isn't saying for how long in the meantime Sushmita Paddock in Mumbai reports. The lockdown is having an unintended upside people in the Indian capital New Delhi. I used to living in Greece smog. Now they're posting photos of clear blue skies the concentration of fine particulate matter. In Delhi's air has gone down by half. Since the lockdown began late March one point three billion Indians have been ordered to stay whom roads are empty and industry spewing smoke into the air shut. The Indian government says eighty-five cities noted an improvement in air quality. In the first week of the lockdown people in the northwestern state of job would see snow capped Himalayas for more than one hundred miles away from NPR news Sushmita by took in Mumbai in Indonesia. The ANOC Krakatau volcano erupted late yesterday and kept going until early this morning. No casualties are reported. But it's the longest eruption since twenty eighteen when the island partially collapsed. I'm Barbara Climb NPR news.

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NPR News: 04-11-2020 10PM ET

NPR News Now

04:39 min | 1 year ago

NPR News: 04-11-2020 10PM ET

"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jeanine herbst. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards says. He's taking steps to address. The outsized told the corona viruses taking on African Americans. Npr's Debbie Elliott reports. He's moving to make sure. Minority communities are thoroughly informed. Louisiana Governor John. Bel Edwards is assigning a health equity taskforce to make sure minority communities get preventative health information and access to Kobe. Nineteen testing African Americans. Make up more than seventy percent of the state's deaths but our only a third of its population. Npr's Debbie Elliot reporting the governor of New York and the mayor of New York City are clashing over city schools as NPR's collins wire reports. They disagree over. Who gets to decide how long the schools stay closed? Corona virus fears closed New York City public schools last month. And at a briefing mayor. Bill de Blasios said that in person classes will remain closed for the rest of the school year. Having to tell you that we cannot bring our school's back for the remainder of the school year is painful but I can also tell you it's the right thing to do. Don't tell that to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo though he didn't close them and he can't open them at a news conference. Shortly after de Blasios spoke. Cuomo said that this is a state decision and it will be made on a statewide level. It makes no sense for one locality to take an action that's not coordinated with the others and while most said that there has been no final decision yet Colin wire. Npr News. Tomorrow is Easter and in the age of Corona virus. That's going to mean a major adjustment for many Christians. It's a big churchgoing holiday and social distancing means in person fellowship isn't advised as NPR's. Tom Markeith reports. President trump is now telling people to stay home. There was a time when president trump said. He wanted the pews packed on Easter Sunday. But the reality of Corona virus means. He isn't saying that anymore. What trump is urging is for people to stay home and do like? He's doing worship via laptop. Npr's Tamra Keith. The world's oil producers failed to complete a deal to cut production to stabilize sliding prices and peers Camille. A domino has more. The world has a massive over supply of oil caused by both the corona virus and by geopolitics for more than a month. Russia and Saudi Arabia have been waging a price war now. The two sides are ready to call a truce but reaching a deal has been complicated. Opec and its allies held a marathon video conference in came close to a historic deal to cut crude production but then Mexico balked and the deal wasn't finalized then oil ministers from the Group of twenty met on video chat for another long meeting but no specific targets. Meanwhile president trump has been calling up various leaders trying to strike some sort of deal. Camille Domino ASCII. Npr News and you're listening to NPR news from Washington. The Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his country has reached the first and the worst phase of the Cova nineteen pandemic. Dan Carp. Jack has more this week. Trudeau presented Canadians with his government's predictions. If stringent public health measures that are in place now remain. The country can expect up to forty four thousand deaths. He says Canada is now in an initial unchecked phase of the virus spread which could end this summer but in the idea of normal he adds can only happen once. There is a vaccine for the novel Corona Virus. Which could be a year away. Officials say the peak of the virus spread could come sometime before the early fall. Trudeau says it's expected that some rules will be loosened. A certain sectors are allowed to return to work but physical distancing and travel restrictions as well as close monitoring will continue for NPR news. I'm Dan Carpenter. Can Toronto United United Nations Migration Agency is asking countries to respect international law and take in asylum seekers many countries including the United States are using the corona virus pandemic as a way to shutout migrants. Joanna Kakissis has more the International Organization for Migration says it's concerned about migrants making the dangerous journey by sea from North Africa to Italy Spain. Or Malta Italy say they have closed their ports to all rescue boats to prevent the spread of Calvin nineteen the IOM says that at least twenty. Seven thousand migrants have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea since nineteen ninety-three Domenica Kakissis reporting from Athens. And I'm Janine herbst and you're listening to. Npr news from Washington.

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Thursday-The Covid Reichstag Geheimpolizei Is Here, Where Are Your Papers, Citizen!?

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10:34 min | 1 year ago

Thursday-The Covid Reichstag Geheimpolizei Is Here, Where Are Your Papers, Citizen!?

"Can we now be done with? The all men are created equal. We the people that democratic institutions have now proven themselves not worthy of defense. He's still remember the line to Tom. Selleck delivered into TV series season. Howard yes I know it's ours or today at the start of the. Da Evasion. Today we begin to we begin our invasion near to restore democracy in Europe. Bad idea. You should have begun the D Day invasion to restore monarchy in Europe folks. Democracy is a failed experiment. Now if if under a democracy like the one that we have the powers that be can actually successfully execute and the rube citizens will go along with actually committing economic and maybe even existential suicide. I mean look you know what the United States is right now in large part. It's a giant Jones town. The only thing that's missing is the KOOL aid. Kool aid is coming. If Bill Gates gets his way we all had to take this vaccine on my taking the vaccine. You can lock me under your jail. The United States is a giant Jonestown. Right now and Jim Jones or the media hacks and other irresponsible political hacks that are out there spouting doomsday scenario. That has no basis in statistical fact. It's simply doesn't Mecklenburg. County is under a lock down until April. The nineteenth that is a geographic area. That comprises like one point three to one point four million people. I have someone on the inside. Who sent me this last night? Mike I can't believe this is happening. King Dude I wish you were still on the air here in Wbz t- maybe you could talk some sense into these rubes thus far in Mecklenburg County. Now listen to this. This is what can be used to justify a lockdown of every living thing that moves within an inch of its life how many cases of positive tests in Mecklenburg county one hundred and seventeen. How many dead Roger Time starts now? Roger Best of luck. How many Dad Raja Zero Point Zero zero point? Zero Quarantine starts tomorrow. I had the story here starts at eight. Am this morning amount of people in Mecklenburg County before you turn in too. And before the Reichstag orders the Make sure I get my my German policy. Here's what it says in in English. Maybe some of you speak German out that he does better than either working on my Kraut all morning long. The Reichstag is ordered the secret police to keep you safe in quarantined in German stack hot day camp elites the secret and older Gone Tanya so Stehlin IPAD working on my I'll get it at eight. Am Eastern Standard Time? The county of Mecklenburg will go into a lockdown citizens or Tosa citizen. You leave your home until April. The name Taints Citizen. Were they coming up with these arbitrary dates now? David Simpson told me. Yesterday there was a Israeli epidemiologists that he listened to and I wish would've given me The link to the story because I would play the audio file Simpson to send it to me. He said that the guy says look. This is the exact wrong way. He goes something like this. Just doesn't go away because you go and run and hide from it which you need to do incendiary. They're doing the exact opposite of what you should be doing. People should be told you need to go outside number one vitamin vitamin D from sunshine from sunlight and number two. Your body actually needs exposure to this As it is airborne. I think it's pathogen. So that if you're in a decent state of health you can start building. Antibodies up to it otherwise. We'll be right back here in October. Soon as he gets cold again next October November. We'll be right back. Under lockdown bodies will start piling up five five five and ten day. And we'll be right back where we are. Guten Morgen Guten Morgen Hair poll. How many of you remember this scene from the great escape? I'm not supposed to analyze data tough on Sam Donaldson Berg. Excellent triple P. is only going to be an across the sea will here. Well Good Luck. This is the greatest game when the The two guys were trying to get on the bus and they had whereas may pose. How stop the polevault for say? They're trying to get out of France actually and trying to get on this bus and they were handing them their papers. The time is here. If this was a is this a democracy is capable of doing again. It is not worthy of our defense any longer or let me rephrase that were in the of our defense in its current constitution any longer. That's is it. There's going to be the event horizon. Rosetta stone moment. That's it we're done. I'm just GONNA be rambling here for a because they got a lot to tell you. The State of Louisiana is complete and total lockdown shutdown. Thanks to that clown. Who Calls himself our governor John Bel Edwards or somehow thinks he's doing the right thing. Every restaurant stated Louisiana's close all the bishops followed suit after being browbeaten by the governor so denier solar food denies the people that work in the restaurant. Service industry tonight and The the ability and the right to make a living that they've been making themselves all because of what they are now. Sixty-five dead in St of Louisiana from covert nineteenth supposedly. Here's a question for my fellow Louisianans. How many dead. Outside of the parish of Orleans. How many did outside of the parish of Orleans time starts now Raja Best of luck? Worcester news have perished from the Cova Nineteen virus in the state of Louisiana. Who Do not live in the parish of Orleans or final jeopardy question brought to you by Carl's junior stopped at one one my friends that are in Dusan Louisiana and Lafayette. Those of you listening in Lake Charles in rouge better known and Alexandria and Shreveport and all parts in between one does one death and the that guy wasn't even from Louisiana Mississippi. He got sick and picky. Unit was no hospital nearby so we drove to slide alley drought Louisiana to die. He was also in his seventies governor Edwards there is no mathematical or public health justification for you to continue for you to to radically continue this order. It needs to end by the by. It was eighty six degrees yesterday on the North Shore. Here it was eighty eight in New Orleans. That means that's weather that flu viruses don't like that's whether the causes people to go outside. Get Dough dote loads and loads of vitamin D batch. Whether they can bring about an end to flu season now. This is what you need to know about this. I'm trying to give you info here not propaganda all of these quarantines in these shut ins. All this is doing is delaying it this is. This is a delay tactic. This solves nothing other than Oh yeah well. They passed in June. We were allowed to leave. Our houses enjoy June July August and September. Bub because come October when it comes back and they get five cases the dead people and not knock peatland and Governor. Cuomo starts declaring a lockdown again. The whole damn thing gets shutdown Nazi Pelosi pulls the trigger on worst. Let me tell you something. There's something in there is going to be something in that bill.

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Monitor Show 23:00 09-14-2020 23:00

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01:42 min | 9 months ago

Monitor Show 23:00 09-14-2020 23:00

"But by Cuando cider must do let's face. It would guess us those Nina assassin moochers but he wound us stay up on the money has run. Over CEO Komo's to say. Mississippi. Correct best gase. Santa. Then restores Nino's noise Dombi Charles I said they to Nino series against the new Nacion toilet demonic while Dr Brucellosis. Org But informacion. Into Society that women's ACA The textile. Bloombergradio, now, a global news update. Tick socks US operations may be heading to. The Social Media Platforms Perrin Company Bite Dance rejected an offer from Microsoft. To takeover tick Tock stateside operations president trump has threatened to ban TIKTOK in a matter of days over its reported affiliation with the Chinese government details of the deal with Oracle have not been announced a senior advisor to president trump's reelection campaign says trump wants Americans to get back to what life was like before the Pandemic People WanNa get back to work they want to get back to. School, they want life to return to normal where we see football coming back on ABC's this week Jason Miller said Biden wants the opposite to keep people cooped up. Miller, claimed Americans trust the president to lead the recovery Miller insisted Americans also trust trump when it comes to getting a vaccine Louisiana. Governor John Bel Edwards is warning the people of his State to get ready as tropical storm. Sally approaches the coast and he's going to be very slow moving storm. Me Tropical. I'm talking to be a category two. At landfall and that landfall is coming. Early Tuesday morning, Edwards.

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