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Ep. 138 - About Kamala Harris dropping out
"As you may have seen yesterday Senator Kamala Harris announced that she is dropping out of the Democratic presidential primary in on one hand. I was surprised because she had made the cut appear in the next democratic debate on the other hand I was not surprised at all because her campaign was struggling financially it was struggling on some levels with messaging and she had recently had to let a lot of her staff go but after she dropped out. I saw a lot of frustration understandable frustration ration- on how that means that all six the people who have currently made the cut for the next democratic debate are white. I have some thoughts on that that my surprise arises. Let me unpack and explaining this is Sean Kane and you're listening to the break down the the breakdown breakdown breakdown. About two years ago I did an interview Think with political about Senator Kamala Harris and it was rumored at that time that she was considering running for President and after I did the interview actually got a lot of progressives who were frustrated with what I said because in the interview. I said that I have real problems. With District Attorney Kamala Harris. She was the. Da of San Francisco and in many ways was a problematic district attorney. But I said that when she was the district attorney of San Francisco we didn't have the the same standards and norms that we have today in a lot of people were frustrated with me because I said that I thought that a lot of people were trying to apply. You Know Twenty nineteen standards on a two thousand ten district attorney and it's true that when she was was a district attorney she was seen as rather progressive at the time. But at that time we didn't have the days that we have now like like Rachel rollins or or Larry Krassner in Philadelphia or or chase a bodine in San Francisco and and yet people were frustrated and so I said eight. I'm not a huge fan of district attorney Kamala Harris. I said I wasn't a huge fan of attorney. General Commonly Harris. But that I really like Senator Comma Harris I think as a senator I think she for a variety of reasons it including the fact that she was preparing to run for president. I think that Senator Kamala Harris was more progressive than attorney attorney. General Kamala Harris and then district attorney Kamla Harris and a lot of progressives were super frustrated with that because they really felt like Kamala Harris kind of upped her progressive game knowing that she would need to do that if she was going to run successfully for President I think some of that is true. Also think the offices are very different and I think the time is very different. Twenty one thousand nine hundred twenty twenty people. I feel like they don't have the same restraints and I wanNA upon for just a couple minutes. It's on the struggles. I have written in studied about this the struggles of black women in politics and how they don't get to play by the same rules particularly as white men in politics and let me let me explain I remember when Stacey Abrams I announced that she was running for governor of Georgia and a lot of people that live in Georgia including many of my close friends. Will I hold. Hold on Sean. Before you endorse Stacey Abrams she's not super progressive passive man. She's not super progressive on these ten issues and here are some votes that she made that you should be concerned about. And Sean I don't think she she is exactly who you think she is. First off I've known Stacey Abrams for twenty years. She's exactly who I think she is and what they didn't understand. Let me even go thirty thousand feet above the issue. It's really easy to say who you'd be if you were a politician like it's super easy to say if I was in office or even for you to just imagine if I was in office I would do. ABC D. E. or you're not in office and so you really don't know who you'd be once you were there but here's what they were doing was stacy and I'm going to circle back to Commun- just a second because I think it's illustrative of who she had to be to become Senator Comma Harris Stacey Abrams to become a widely respected elected official in the state and she was in The State House there and was really a high level negotiator and representative and she was known Tom. Stacey Abrams in Georgia. And I lived in Georgia for almost my entire adult life. She was known as somebody who was willing to negotiate and talk and discuss I am bargain with Republicans to get stuff done and you may hear that in maybe you just cringe. Like Oh my God. She's working with Republicans in Georgia where Republicans control the governorship the State Supreme Court and the State House and State Senate if you don't negotiate with Republicans you won't get a damn thing done and so mayor Qassim read. who was the former mayor before Kisha Lance ask bottoms was elected there as mayor of Atlanta Merica? Same renew the same thing that to be mayor of Atlanta under the state leadership of nothing nothing but conservatives that you had to negotiate with the Republican governor Republican leaders. Sometimes you had to hold your nose but it. That's not even the only way you can do business. Stacey Abrams seen read and others had to make friends on the other side of the aisle. If you will just to get the most basic basic stuff done for their constituents and so if you're not from Georgia or if you're not deeply involved in politics you could look at Stacy's records say hold on hold on on. She compromised on a compromised on Bishi compromised on C.. Well you know there's a definition of politics that I learned all the way back in nineteen ninety eight. That politics is the art of compromise. What are you willing to give? And what are they willing to give for. You negotiate on a on a position to get get something done and so she was able Stacey. Abrams too often negotiate and got less than she wanted less than Her Progressive Dream but she was able to negotiate an often get stuff done under a Republican administration because she had to compromise and I saw that and see that to this day as a sign of a brilliant leader. WHO's willing to move when they have to just to get something something done but to be a black woman in politics in rise up through the ranks often means means that you have not had the privilege and it is? It is in some ways a tool rule of white privilege to be elected to a citywide or statewide office. A black woman rarely has the privilege to be an ultra progressive like I am an ultra Progressive Bernie. Sanders is an ultra progressive. But he is an ultra through progressive in a state that embraces that to be an ultra progressive in rise to power as district attorney in the two thousands to be an ultra progressive black woman and be elected district attorney in the two thousands hard to see that to be an ultra progressive. I mean mega liberal and be elected statewide statewide as Attorney General California in the two thousand and tends very very difficult and to be elected. And here's the thing. California is is progressive but to win statewide office as the attorney. General of California and be a Hippie a super crazy progressive to be able to do that and be elected to statewide office in the entire state of California. It's it's very difficult to be attorney. General to be United States senator and an often white men in particular have the freedom in liberty to express a full range of politics and still rise up through the ranks that that black women rarely we have that black people that it was even all people of color often feel like they have to color within the lines. Play by the rules to rise up through the ranks. They have to play the game. And you may hear this and say all the as BS Sean. They can be progressive and still rise up through the ranks. I would struggle to name a single black statewide official across the country who is an ultra liberal and ultra progressive because they have learned the hard way that to rise up through the ranks to either be embraced braced by the Democratic Party to be embraced by enough people to win. Statewide office and Black. You have to play by very different different set of rules and I think that's been the story for common La- Harris as as district attorney as attorney general and even in some ways As senator I think she is just now started to feel the freedom to just be who she is and feel comfortable with and I think it can be a struggle after commonly harasses not twenty years old. You know if through your Twenties Thirties forties and fifties you have of master coloring within the lines and only rarely getting outside of that box all of a sudden. It's difficult to feel like. Hey I can play by my own rules. When you've mastered playing by the rules for your entire life to to rise up through the ranks and so I feel for someone like Comma Harris who stepped out to run for office and then really found it difficult Colt to have a clear message and a clear voice like she embraced Medicare for all and then she backed off of it? She tried to defend end. Some of the worst parts of record regarding justice reform and got a lot of blowback Instead of just kind of owning it and I hope I had hoped that she would take even the position that I tried to lay out there to say. Hey if I knew in the two thousands thousands what I know in two thousand nineteen I would be very different as a leader as an attorney general as district attorney if I knew and saw the world the way I see it now I would do it like ABC in d. but instead she just primarily defended it and I understand that is It's it's a difficult decision for any political leader to make to try to backup off of a huge part of their leadership. I I want to tell you what I think about this new argument that it's a disaster for Democrats to now have only six white people in the debate. But I I WANNA give a quick message from one of our sponsors and then I'll be right back. Appear on the breakdown. I would say for every company that we advertise with. 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Yeah so it is true that with Comma Harris out of the race and I think she added a lot to the the discussion just in general until the race engine but with her out of the race that the next Democratic presidential debate as it stands only has Six white people who've made the cut. Now here's the thing. Carmela Harris had made the cut. It's possible that Julia Castro or Cory Booker or Tulsi Gabbard or they may make the cut as well. I think what's disappointing. Is that when this presidential race started. It was literally the most diverse campaign ever with more people of Color for more ethnicities and backgrounds and nationalities than we've ever had in the history of this country. Some was frustrating. Is that now that we are nearly a year into it. It's primarily white people who are leading the pack and I get the frustration. I do I understand Dan. Did I agree with it. I think what exacerbates the frustration. Is that people see that white billionaires like Nick Michael Bloomberg and Tom Steyer and others they are able to spend and I just learned that Michael Bloomberg Bloomberg has spent more in the past ten days than commonly Harris spent her entire campaign like. That's what happens when when you have billionaires running for president that they bring so much money to the table that it can knock out people who just don't have that amount of wealth to run and we put ourselves in a dangerous position if it basically requires you to come to the table with that amount of money to be competitive so I saw a lot of people. A lot of my friends of a prominent journalists active organizers all saying one thing that I wanna push back on just just a little bit the the tweets that I saw went something like this. I wasn't supporting Kamla. But and then they would express some frustration with her being out of the race and the race primarily now being of a collection of six six white people at the top. I have to have to start back at the beginning of it. It was primarily people who did not support award her saying I didn't support Kamla or Kamla is not my preferred candidate but commonly Harris You know many people said that she received unfair treatment. Unfair criticism I. I would really have to look at the data to understand that like like I thought some of her record on issues of of criminal justice in the light deserved push back but I kept seeing seen people over and over again saying I did not support her. But the truth of the matter is Comma Harris dropped out because not enough people were supporting. According her and again I saw friend after friend after friend just saying they didn't support her but they still wanted on at her in the race. And that's not how it's not how elections go. It requires them to have a certain amount of support am If you want it to see her in the race backer support her campaign for her. Defend her go. You know go bat for her. And that's what it takes and you know I'm actually. I would call myself personal friends with Cory Booker. He and I know each other. We you know no I respect him a great deal and I think he is a better candidate than the polls show. I'm friends with Hulan Castro and let's say the same thing about Julia and I think he's phenomenal candidate. Who has who has managed a great great campaign and it's frustrating to not see him with more more money and more support but again? Here's what I know if you want to see Julia in the race. Endorse him campaign pain for him volunteer for him. Like the only thing that I think is patently. Unfair is the reality. Not that billionaires can buy their way into the race. I will say that particularly with Julia. Who was mayor of San Tonio that that he has not gotten the media coverage that he deserved up against against Mayor Pete Buddha Jr who is mayor of an exponentially smaller city and has not even done a great job at that but seems to be the media darling in so many ways I mean so I mean there is something to say that with Julia and Castro as a as a as a Latino man that that Comma Kamala Harris and others that that candidates of color don't get the same amount of coverage? Don't get the same breaks if you will As white politicians but what I saw yesterday and I studied again again all this morning as I continue to see people say I didn't support Kamala but and I think I just have to stop it. I part to say say that you know if you didn't support her is hard to argue that she should still be in the race and when push comes to shove I think her campaign messaging I struggled to know what she was saying was different about her was her primary reason. You should support her versus somebody else and her campaign struggled with the clear the identity and they kinda shape shifted several different times. And that's what happens when campaign start to struggle. They began to kind of reinvent themselves and I thought it was. I thought she has several highlights but I thought buying large campaign was it was hard to watch and I think what it takes to win in a statewide office S- totally different than what it takes to win national office and I would I would support her over many of the candidates who are still in the race and what I would rather still be at the table. That many of them I think the campaign is his The the entire process is less without her at the table. But at the end of the day or campaign campaign from the day she announced was losing momentum from that day forward the highlight of her campaign. Gene was her first campaign event which had nearly twenty thousand people gathered together there in in the bay area in California and she never had anything that duplicated that energy and feel and I think a lot of that was organization messaging staffing and I think it's a it's a difficult thing to run but She'll be better because of it and I think think at the end of the day will now will now see her settle back into her role as a brilliant senator and I think she has an opportunity to be one of the best senators in the country and will and we'll be better better. Senator having traveled all over the country and understanding the needs and concerns of the people. So I know it's a difficult loss and I feel for her staff and followers. I've been there. I fought hard for somebody who didn't make it across the finish line. I know what that feels like but I think at the end of the day she'll be a better center because of the bring bringing I've got a run but I I went to get quick moment just to thank everybody for their support. We are going into twenty twenty and We have so many exciting things ahead for the breakdown. PODCAST and for the Northstar so of course thank you to the nearly thirty thousand founding members of the Northstar who either make this podcast possible. Of course thank you to all of our listeners is if you have not left a review yet please please. Please leave a review on your favorite podcast APP on Apple Podcast spotify elsewhere. Also hit that subscribe blooding share this podcast. You can share with your friends and family or network of course thank you to our podcast. Director and senior producer Willis and in our associate producer Sandra for their work on this and every episode take care.
Politics with Kamala Harris
"The ron burgundy podcast is a production of iheartradio podcast network and funnier die a special thanks to all three of our sponsors fair cores light an n._b._c. Hey ron burgundy here. There's a new comedy out there called sunnyside and it's probably the best show in the history of television since nightrider it says a kid named kell pin i and cast of crazy dreamers and what's more american the dreaming nothing. Hey if you don't watch it. You're gonna feel like you're really missing out on history. Seriously seriously i was in berlin wall came down in history as a party. Don't wanna miss folks so check out sunnyside thursdays to n._b._c. September <music> romburg any pau gasol. We're back at the ron. Burgundy podcast podcasts season two baby after a long back and forth with iheart few lawsuits to mysterious deaths and a whole lot a lot of memories. We are back in the studio during our hiatus. I'm happy to say that carolina went to rehab. I know now. I went on a yoga retreat. It's not rehab. Yeah okay well. That's a great cover story which reminds me carolina baxter nine listened to the whole first season the podcasts and after listening we decided scrap it. We're we're not going to release. It was just too rough but we know what we did wrong to be honest there. There could be less of you in this season because this one were definitely going to release season. One got released into the general public. Are you serious. It's just it's out there. Oh so embarrassing. Are they going to release this episode the one for recording right now yes they release. All of them cripes okay well. This better be good. I mean you better pull it together. Carolina hope that trip to the looney bin set you straight and it was a yoga retreat into mexico. I'm glad were on the air today because there have been some rumors circling and i have to make an official statement after talking to my family and my friends and some strangers online i've decided after years of thoughts and dreams that i will not be running for president okay so to everyone out there listening to this fireside chat. I know it's a lot to take it at once. How how do you you feel about it carolina. I feel about the same as i did before you said it okay so you don't you don't feel upset now in a way i am actually relieved. I mean that would be so scary. If you're running for president scary well. That's that's a bit insulting. No i mean right. I really enjoy here's a colleague recording a podcast than an adventure but a president has enormous responsibility but i could do it pretty simple stuff you just have to be honest and remain calm and keep the country running smoothly. You know making sure no shenanigans are taking place. I think i'd be good that i can do some tough work this. This podcast you know hasn't been a slice of cake fired three people yesterday and don't you think that shows my leadership strikes. Thanks no. I mean after you fire them. We'd hire three new. People took the rest of our workday to really interview candidates. That happens yeah right. I mean not really but it's fine but did it slow us down absolutely but his ground this operation to a complete halt absolutely did we can record. They just rubbed me the wrong way so one of them just you said heidi you yep but with a smirk inch okay could have been a smile but that's besides the other guy always wore a stupid captain's hat. That was that baseball hat well. What's happened happened right today. We're talking to a woman. <hes> senator kamala harris who's running for president in the year two thousand two hundred twenty twenty hindsight yes. It is let me ask you carolina. The how hard is it to become president. When you're a woman well. It's never happened before and there have been women who have been qualified so a <hes> yeah. It seems very difficult and why is that. Do we think <hes> you know well. There are a lot of prejudices misconceptions about women yes that they can't read your mind you know but have you ever seen the movie what women want starring mel gibson he could read women's binds to the tune the three hundred and seventy five million w._w._w. <hes> what does that have to do with what we're talking about three hundred seventy five million dan w._w. A w._w. B. o. stands for world wide box office because he had the ability to read women's mind what you're talking about <hes> but as i was saying some common misconceptions about women are that were easily distracted or emotional or can't be in charge of important decisions can be respected. We wait shut up. Shut up carolina. I just realized i left baxter at the dip. Dots lots down in thousand oaks. I'm sorry what can you please pick him up. If he's lost carolina okay do anything they get him back. He's probably smash. All the windows in this place. Nick is back to your back there. Oh thank god okay anyway way. We have a big interview today with senator kamala harris. I'm very nervous and very excited and you're prepared right because you you you got those policy questions i gave you yes okay great this is this is a big deal. Listen between you and i think i'm just going to wing it please. He's do not do that. You have no idea how hard it was. You'll like i work better when i'm relaxed. I know that's how you feel. I'm just gonna wing it. Just look at these questions. Please up next. We have a presidential candidate from the future. The year twenty two hundred senator kamala harris signed twenty twenty presidential candidate thrown out the notes folks. No please going in rogue at his. Give me a wild ride carolina. I hope not now we'll be right back <music>. Hello there. I'm ron burgundy as you may know. I do a lot of serious journalism and every once in a while i just need to take my mind off my inspiring during work and chill. Let me fill you in on some go to ron burgundy chill sessions to jump on all the beds at the mattress store to unwind the trick gives to hit them all before the manager realizes what's happening and chases you out of the store. I also enjoy spending time at the zoo chatting with my good offer friends. They're always he's up to something but when i'm feeling like i want to kick back at home i crack open an ice cold coors light bust out my knitting needles and get to work on my collection of little baby hats for my dog baxter since i haven't been able to get my coors light into the mattress store that tips off right away. I prefer my chill time at home. I can enjoy my coors light and knit in peace. Celebrate responsibly two thousand nineteen coors brewing company golden colorado and welcome back to the ron burgundy podcast. We are very excited to have one of the most esteemed guess that we've ever had on the show senator former former motley crue bandmate and presidential candidate comma harris carlo. Thank you so much. It's great to be with you. Ron thank you. You know what as soon as. I said that out loud. I thought you weren't a member motley crue where you not in this life okay yeah did you do you play a musical instrument at all. You know i actually played played many musical instruments in high school i <hes> i played the violin. I played the french horn but it's a messy instrument frigel stuff yeah. It's it's messy. You have to kind of keep emptying the cartridge. <hes> then i moved onto the percussions i played the xylophone and that i thought it could get more interesting so i played the vibraphone phone. Oh the vibes and then jayder yeah and then i moved onto the kettle drums which was really fantastic because you're in the back. Yes and you've got these big batons and these huge drums in front of you and you just knock on the kennel trump. That's okay hey tori. Don't worry senator but i've always hated the fact that the kettle drums back move them to the front. I agree. They should be in the front they did. They deserve so much attention but that is why when plays them the way we do to get that if this plays out in your favor maybe that can be your first executive order to force all all high school symphonies to move the kettle drums to the front of the band yeah something thinking no we should stop subordinating the kettle drums. I agree with you so finally we covered that kettle drums good you. Were you start out district attorney. Yes san francisco. Yes what was hard about. That job is that the snack breaks the snack breaks. You have to take legally run it. <hes> it was what was hard about the job was saying some of the worst of human human behavior specialized for awhile in assault of children. I spent a lot of time over the years with moms whose sons had been killed. <hes> that was rough stuff. It was rough stuff and <hes> but it was also there were highlights. I enjoyed when i was was district attorney challenging the status quo and i said look let's stop acting like you know. There are only two ways to criminal justice. Policy people say you're the soft. Often crime are tough on crime. Let's say no. Let's be smart on crime. Let's look at prevention as one of the smartest ways to create public safety and so i started an initiative it is you know and everybody was like why are you doing this. I started initiative focused on low level drug sales offenders and getting them jobs and counseling and when they graduated the program might dismiss the charges against them and that was incredible work in terms of just seeing that the human potential that when you give people the opportunity eight to reach for something they will naturally reach for it and <hes> so there were highlights. Your parents were civil rights activists where they and ed <hes> moment i mean did were. They pissed when they found out. You wanted to become a d._a. They were curious about the decision but some of them and and some of my family i had to defend the decision like one would've thesis but you know what i said. I didn't grow up in your family it it means you have to do. You have to defend your point we have to you have to be able to to articulate why you're doing something. Bring as opposed to just doing it and everyone accepts it. <hes> without challenging your reasons and my reasons were that the criminal justice system listen. I was born knowing how flawed it is. I didn't have to learn about it. I have to read about it. I knew it and i felt that when you want to reform systems <hes> let's also think about being inside the system where we can have the power to reform it from the inside and so that was the choice i made and <hes> and i don't regret that choice because having been on the inside i was able to create reentry initiatives for low level offenders. I was able to say look <hes> children who are being prostituted should not be thought of as teenage prostitutes as we should think of them as sexually exploited you give them the safety and the and the support that they deserve. I was able to do things like saying that we're gonna wreck. Knowledge that the war on drugs was a complete complete failure and we need to have a different approach that understands that it's actually a public health issue than it is a criminal justice issue. You were also attorney general yes for the state of california yes and just so i'm clear what branch of the military it's not a branch of the military-run. It's actually but you're you're a general yes. I was general harris. You are correct okay but it's a it's. The part of the executive branch of government got it so nothing to do with the military correct okay well. I'm learning this. This is what i love about this podcast. I learn as much as the audience does sometimes more so that's good to know attorney general nothing to do with the military. Although i did speak out about how we wanna make sure that law enforcement is not militarized so they're your your own. It wasn't the worst question you've ever been. No okay worst like might be top ten. It was close and what is that mean for law enforcement militarize meaning that we don't want local law enforcement to be or conducted itself as a branch of the military we ah we'd do not and should not think of local law enforcement as being engaged in a war right local law enforcement has as its primary purpose making sure people are safe in a community and so that's part of it and so we wanna make sure that local law enforcement is not equipped with tools that are tools of war because that's not their function and should not be the perspective right with your legal expertise your knowledge extensive background. I want to ask you a question. Let's let's say one. A person kept hinting to someone who works. Thanks very closely with them. <hes> in fact that that person is female has curly hair and wears glasses data john and that person was hinting to that of the person that all you've ever wanted was a small boat specifically twenty foot catamaran and you you hint hint hint and then your birthday rolls around and nada nothing zip. Can you take that person to small claims court now. Thank you thank you if someone makes a funny face at me. Small claims court now okay. My soup soup was too hot more broadly too spicy at a restaurant smuggling well. There's tea hot and p hot for p. P houghton no okay. That'd be pepper hot pepper tea hot. Yes potentially that's temperature hot. If for example it it was so hot that golding halting injured you know and there was no you know giving you any notice is that it might be too hot and wait potentially potentially t. v. p. hot okay to hot so when i walk into a restaurant i'm going to say what's your level. That's smart you should do that or you're hopefully they know terms because right it might that'd be missing. You know what that's exactly right <hes> a chicken in every pot and a car in every garage herbert hoover <hes> ronald reagan. Let's make america great again now now now donald trump. Let's make america geoghegan. Why what was america more gay than it is now america. It could not be gay enough. I love that that's my slogan yeah so to mr trump make america geoghegan geoghegan is mixed it up. Oh trump's is make america great again. Oh okay all right well. I'm not very political and so this is so great this is it. This is wonderful exercise for me. Do you have a campaign slogan at this point for the people kamala harris for the people simple to the point for the people and that means it means that this is by the people for the people. Let's fueled by the people it means that i intend to be a leader that will be committed to the service of other people as opposed to self service and self interest rate and it means hard for me and well yeah but that's why you're not running. I'm sorry to tell you iran. We've gotten back and forth on this just announced. I wasn't you announced. You were prior to your arrival. Okay i mean there's still time if you want to jump in it might be to bid okay okay and sides i tried to i tried to put some feelers out yeah to raise the money for my campaign. <hes> i'm fifteen thousand in the hall. I raised negative fifteen thousand dollars in my first day. Yeah you ron how to party and to raise money but he more people just got in touch with me and reminded me of their debts that i owe them. Yeah yeah the debts. I owe to them so yeah. Sometimes when you reach out to people that's what happens happens. Yeah uh-huh okay so it's no secret that running for office brings a lot of scrutiny. Yes francis you know few neighborhood kids made fun of my mustache wants and and sometimes i can't leave the house because i don't want to run into those me neighborhood kids. I mean how do you think or or how are people going to criticize you. During your run well i've already heard some criticism around for example my belief that we should have a <hes> free community college and debt free college for all people say well. You know you're living a pipedream. Are you going to pay for that and my response. Is that look i that that's really shortsighted to think of it. As a cost instead we should be understanding. It's an investment and <hes> i challenge people to understand and that even in the private sector people know you put money in as an investment because you will get a great return on the investment our ally and so the people are critical of that people are critical of my position that we should legalize marijuana <hes> they say. How can you say that you're a former prosecutor but i say it because i i know i know really well. How the criminalization of marijuana has resulted in the mass incarceration problem that we have in our country it it has resulted in <hes> desk desperate kind of application of the laws in particular adversely against black and latino young men and those are some of the areas that people are critical. They're critical of <hes> my perspective on the green new deal but i say look climate change is one of the most existential threats to us as human beings as a species and we need to take it seriously and have a sense of urgency about it and have goals us that are specific. We may not reach them all but let's be. Let's be aggressive about this because this is the only planet we've got so when the current president resident says we need global warming because the winters are getting too cold you would disagree. I think that he is selling science fiction instead of science fact and the only way to change that perspective is to have a new president. I love science fiction though that's the only thing well. It's okay to read it but you don't wanna live it. Okay and it's kind of different <hes>. Here's the thing the primaries are going to happen. Everyone's going to start to make distinctions between each other yes but at the end of the day how does everyone keep the harmony and not rip each other the shreds to the point where there's no going backwards. I think we will keep the harmony when we agree understand that we are <hes> common purpose chicken in every pot car in every garage every garage. What do you think about men speaking over women. It happens a lot. Yes and it should not right right. Everyone should have an equal voice and should be respected when they speak and should be listened to. I think that's fair absolutely and i just have to say as a woman. It's always so exciting to have a female candidate ryan. I'm sure you're so tired of hearing the word female before candidate but it just means yes. It's so important to have female candidate <hes> <hes> okay well. Just overlook that part your line i would do that. That's what i do. Most of the time when it's phrased that way just pretend you didn't hear it <hes> and also senator of the night of the twenty sixteen election. Your victory speech was so helpful and processing what was by the way i was gonna say the night of the election action run. What were you saying never mind. That's fine. We have of a male president now. How do you think it's going not so well. And what do you mean by that ryan. You've got to get to the point that you are. It's a little bit more self-aware important. You know so so yeah but and it's not going well him. You're you're fine. I'm well thank you well. I feel great. I lost four pounds last week on yeah. You feel good. I feel yes. I feel very good. Let me ask you this top for favourite politicians ever and they have to be real people. Oh they have to be real meaning alive or no they truly existed. I truly exists in other words. You know the guy from the west wing. He wasn't really president now. He was not <hes>. I would say shirley chisholm <hes> i would say bobby kennedy i would say abraham lincoln i would say <hes> one of the people i think is really great who is still living but who has done really great work on issue like climate change for example is jerry brown <hes> governor former governor former governor of california jerry brown and i believe he was governor ten times. Practically yes okay broke all the records. I didn't agree with everything he did but <hes> i do appreciate that he always later had a vision of the future and tried to connect act where we're going to end up with where we are now and thinking about solutions and ways to mitigate harm in the future and do you ever when you feel frustrated prostrate bhai politics or exhausted or short sort of feel like <hes>. Do you ever looked to any of these moments in these politicians careers as an inspiration ration- or do i mean look you know someone. I've been thinking a lot about because i am running for president is shirley chisholm. <hes> i love the the fact that she would just own that microphone and speak truth and unburdened by what might <hes> what others might i think of as as the appropriateness of her being present and speaking as forcefully in a strongly she did you know that famous saying she was unbought unbought and unbiased and i take great inspiration from that because she understood that she was a voice of truth and the voice that must be heard and she just went to that microphone and took hold of it and didn't ask permission someone. I'm surprised that you left off the list. May he rest in peace sonny bono. Oh he wasn't a politician oh he was. He was a congressman. Yeah sorry so so. I guess what i got that one right check. No you're not a jerk. I just feel really good that i got sonny. Bono correct. Okay changing gears here net neutrality yeah. What does it mean. Will it make it harder for me to upload my chili recipe on ron burgundy chilly recipes dot com <hes> well if we're committed to net neutrality. You'll be able to to upload your probably with no problem. <hes> the problem is that there are people in washington d. c. that that are trying to end net neutrality and i am a vehemently opposed to that. Everyone should have equal access. It's like being on a freeway believing sleeping and why should somebody who has more money be able to be in a lane that moves quicker and with greater access than you know a working person who doesn't have the the kind of money to spend extra on elaine a specific lane ana freeway the argument for it is just bogus revenue and you could tax food and that sort of thing well the argument for ending into talent is is basically let the so-called free market have it's way but the free market doesn't necessarily represent a fair market and we have to understand the difference and this is the point about the role of government the role all of government should be to have some level of oversight and ability to regulate behaviors that might become abusive in a way that harms consumers humor's and i was attorney general california the largest state in the country forty million people for two terms one of my primary responsibilities was to fight for consumers humor's and so it ranged from always taking a position on net neutrality and in favor of that to fighting for homeowners against the five big banks. The united states to fighting against pharmaceutical companies is that we're trying to suppress what was happening around developing generic drugs. They're they're abuses will occur and we i have to acknowledge that and so we have to have rules in place that allow all people to have access to certain fundamental resources and net neutrality is one of those issues there has been a lot of discussion about voter turnout voter <hes> not so much voter turnout <hes> come on ron on. What am i trying to say here. Okay <hes> get it together. You can do this <hes>. I'm just going to spit it out. Should we get rid of the electoral. Taurel college is a two parter. Should we get rid of it. And if so where's the end do we have to get rid of all the colleges so the electoral college is different and separate issue than colleges and universities so that's not what that means if they should definitely so. We don't get rid of the ivy league for instance yeah cracked right. We stay should remain intact. Gotta electoral college. I think electoral college in getting rid of it should be on the table for discussion. I'm open to that conversation. We doesn't odd system when you try to explain it to. It's difficult to explain handle overseas. He's met by lake michigan. Those are lakes kasese. Yes it's beautiful. Have you gorgeous gus. Let me tell you it's gorgeous the water's of michigan you literally think you're in disneyland looking at like you know the fake water and disneyland disneywor- you can on the surface of those lakes see right down to the clear clear blue beautiful water right down to the bottom. It's extrordinary. We think we have nice watering california. Let me tell you nothing like i've always said that in carolina doesn't believe me okay okay. That's why we're gonna take a road trip. Yeah that'd be great and then you can get that boat is that's what the plan is to get the cap freshwater catamaran yeah i get it ocean water. <hes> here's something that's interesting. I'd read a a recent court ruling in favor of a woman who was ticketed for giving a police officer the middle finger arguing that she was protected to do so under the first amendment thought. I think anyone should be able to give anyone the finger and not be concerned about getting arrested. Yes it's a form of expression have been arrested so many times for that though that's the only problem through things too yeah now. That's a different story of expression. So when did you know and i probably should have asked this earlier. When did you know you had to run for president. Did someone double dare. You know you know it was really more a i guess fundamentally it. Was you know i was raised by a mother she you raised two of us my sister and me and she was the kind of parent that if you came home complaining about something the first thing she do is look at shoe inches like five feet tall. My mother was five feet tall. If you ever met her you would have thought to seven feet tall and if you came home complaining about something the first thing she do. She look you and she'd say well. What are you going to do about got it so i decided to run for president. Gotcha yeah no excuses. Just <hes> why why plan just try to fix it make some changes to fix it now. Most presidents get dogs when they're elected in the white house. That's a great point unless they're the psycho paths. If you're elected president what kind of puppy we'll see in the white house any thoughts on that. I would do a rescue dog for sure. I mean you know i. I love matz. I really do they and they are smart smart and they are fun band. My dog baxter's komo but he's the love of my life even though i love <hes> lhasa apsos <hes> but we don't have to come on no common now this is kind of the question. We've we've all been waiting for people been wondering and i can't believe i'm asking this but i'm just going to ask. Are you considering me to be your vice president and i i will take no offense to your honest answer either way but frankly well ron. I mean everything is on the table for consideration. That's not a no. That's not a no you know what i'll take any cabinet position to whether it's commerce labor dance department any any of the topic. It's about creating a new cabinet position because you know there has been talk about how we need me to expand the cabinet even more yeah what do because i part of wine here is to is to really listen to you. Get your thoughts agile constituent pichit it well and also as a potential partner as we go forward and lead the country so i would like to create a cabinet position of minister of cool who'll cars i just show up in a cool car every time so and there would be a connection between that and growing the economy would we because we manufacture the cars here right. I would hope shoot. I already made an agreement with toyota. <hes> you already made an agreement with toyota. We just talked about the beauty of michigan now. Now i mean we'll i could talk to him. I'll see if i can get out of it. Why did i sign that paperwork. Okay yeah we might have to revisit this conversation. <hes> here's the thing any candidate. The iowa caucus is a major thing yes and of course heart of the amazing state of iowa is the iowa state fair yes and we we have a list over here of all the list of iowa state fair stick down. There are a shocking shocking amount and i'm just wondering if i mean this is the first time you're looking at it for now yeah but there are eighty two items any of them stand out. Not i mean there's something down here that i saw coconut mountain. I don't know what that is but i i'd order a couple of coconut mountains i would let's so. Let's say the cheddar bacon can cheese on a stick me apple fritter bites double bacon corn dog. Oh good night irene then there's something just called egg on a chocolate covered peanut. That butter bar guts same here. I'm not convinced about egg on a stick and that seems a little messy <hes> then oh let's let's see so then oh the italian bacon rap on a stick jalapeno corn dog. I would definitely have that. Jumbo toasted marshmallow on a stick you you know i don't love marshmallows okay. That's fair enough all right. I'd like them. I mean like the little ones on the hot cocoa if they're like really the marshmallow lobby doesn't doesn't get wind of this you know and s'mores i like them but carolina any of these stand out to you brisket peanut butter and jelly kick pops pops apple fritters then there's something called hot lips breaded chicken breasts smothered with hotz off served with blue cheese dressing so that's why buffalo wing. It's stick by four hour nap. Yeah and you know what that's what i'm thinking like. I could definitely eat my way yeah through the iowa anyway you can hold onto that list <hes> just because this is great it will be canvassing there and it's just good to know it's gonna be fun. Yeah and you should come baby. I was going to say well. Maybe we'll run in you. Guys should have would you calculate yeah. Okay great want that'd be fun. That'd be the best. Iran's actually so nervous about this question. Because you know at carolina you guys can enron you can interview people at the fair. It would be a wonderful way to get a real slice of americana. The iowa state fair located in iowa. Yes august eighth through the eighteenth. It'll be a nice mild temperature. Oh yeah it'd be sweating through my polyester suits. At all senator harris we cannot think acuna for joining us here on the podcast great to view sharing your insight and your views and <hes> we wish you all the best we know it's a it's a long road awesome but it will end up positively for you no matter what including sentence by the way it was all right all right. We'll we'll be right back on the ron burgundy podcast right after this <music>. My name is ron burgundy and when i'm not in the studio working on my nobel prize winning podcast. I like to sit down for fun and laughter with my best friend the t._v. set and can i tell you my friend is on fire fire right now. You know it docu about superstore. The big hit comedy from n._b._c. is returning thursdays. This september and the timing couldn't be more perfect. This whole country could really use a good chuckle and superstore has plenty whether you're a longtime fan or you've been meaning to check it out. You'll love the new you season of superstar plus. You can catch previous episodes on hulu and the n._b._c. app superstore. Don't miss out superstar. I'm seeing a too much right superstar. Yeah right it's too many times sounds stupid n._b._c. superstar okay. I can't stop saying. Let's get some of those out back to the ron burgundy podcast. What a pleasure to have a u._s. Senator in the studio and the cool thing is this upcoming election is going to be extremely elegant and an orderly. She won't be treated any differently than any of the other candidates. I don't know i actually might run for president really probably not okay no. It's what's right. You know what maybe i will but i really don't have the time. Maybe let's just table it then. No i have things to say. I gotta get on that campaign trail. It's a lot of words. I know who can take a bath. Yeah you should run though i was thinking about actually for city caroline i was kidding. You literally have toilet paper stuck to your shoe. You've had it stuck there the whole day. I wish you told me that and not broadcast it on the podcast. That's offered today folks. Thank you senator comma harris what an honor and we're looking at low sixties for the next week or two then. We're going to take a jump and hit high seventies on sunday up north here on this map. We're looking at some light showers so sorry i forgot my weather report we're going to we're going to scrap this episode. We'll see you next week. The ron burgers podcasts is a production of iheartradio funnier dad. I'm ron burgundy host writer and executive producer carolina barlow is my a co host writer and producer produces are jack o'brien nixed miles gray at whitney opec. Our executive producer is mike fair. Silting producers andrew steele coordinating producer is colin macdougall associate producers are and hosea sophie electric a writers jake fogleman's production coordinator is hannah jacobson. This episode was engineered mixed and edited by next up until next time. This is ron. 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Podcast 187: Comrade Kamala Harris the Leftist, Socialist Biden VP Pick
"Joe Biden has finally picked his vice presidential running mate in Kamala Harris. Now, for those of you out there who think Kamala Harris, it's some kind of moderate, which is what the media has been telling us. You couldn't be more wrong. Kamala has more socialist voting record than Bernie Sanders, and there's only one person in the Senate who has voted more leftist than she has and that would be Tanto Elizabeth Warren. So, today's podcast is going to give you an indepth view of who is Kamala Harris, and what has she stood for what has she voted for and where where's her money come from Welcome, to front, Porch Politics Conservative conversation for complicated country, and now your host, the pontiff of common sense and coffee Connoisseur David Moore, and thank you Dr Harrison Ford that warm introduction I. Am David Marcy Pontificate of common sense and your coffee connoisseur coming to you. Once again from Front Porch Politics podcast France I'm so glad to be with you know this is supposed to be a Wednesday podcast, but we did it on Saturday because we wanted to take a little bit more time. To go over some facts about Kamala, Harris with you, this is a big deal. Because most likely and I'm just You'll theorising here. So you can take it for what it's worth. But most likely Joe Biden will not last if he were to be elected, he will not last in the Oval Office four months. He just he will have to step down or he will die. He is just not up to the task of being the president of the United States. So let give you a little scenario here of what I think is taking place in our country. For Generations. We had people in our country who might have disagreed on ideas. They might have disagreed on whether tax rate should be or how much we should spend on education or military or even roads. But they had the same moral compass. Most of them, I would say ninety percent or more believed in God and believed family and it made a very strong country. They might have been poorest Joe's Turkey or they might have been wealthy but they believed in God they believed in God given Ross that our founders wrote down about in the Constitution and our declaration of independence. So there wasn't this arguing over radical ideas. This all changed of course in our country. After this changed, we started to see these new progressive candidates what I would call a lift is candidate. No. I'm not talking about the one who wants to put more money into screening for cancer that is not a radical idea. A radical idea is when you start to think that people human beings well, they're not a laugh until they're mourn and that they don't have rats until they're born or that we should just be able to take that babies laugh before they're board. You also know that there are those who think that. Well, the government is responsible for people's children, not the parents themselves, and that is what we're starting to see in our society. Because of the cultural leftist revolution that is taking place, we are seeing a huge shift in what a family really is no longer. Do you see the mom and dad and their kids and the dog and the cat? We're seeing a radical shift in how a family is viewed him portrayed and just to be quite honest with you. It is not a good thing. Now only give you this disclaimer I'm a Christian. So Christian faith drives how I feel about many things and there may be times when I found out I was wrong. But on this one I'm almost positive I'm not. That God did design the family. And when he designed the family, he designed to be a husband and a wife and their children not five husbands, not five wives, husband, wife and children. Because children to grow up healthy in our society. Need, to have both parents. In our society. Today, we're seeing where there is about a seventy percent chance that if a child is born African American they will grow up their dad. There's about a thirty five percent chance that they will grow up without a date if they're Hispanic. There's about a forty percent chance to grow up without a dad if they are white or Caucasian. And, of course, the least of that group that has been tracked is about sixteen percent chance if they're asian-american, which may show you while the Asian American group is also the ones who received the least amount of government benefits because they still believe in strong family and that's important to note. because. When we elect leaders lock Kamala, Harris would be. that. Would push government control over anything or government mandates or government demands over your liberty. Then we lose our freedom completely, we become a communist hot country and that's why I keep calling her comma dot or Comrade Kamala Harris. because. We all know that Bernie Sanders is a radical. We all know that Bernie Sanders. In my opinion is a bum he has never worked a job a productive job in his laugh outside of being government, and while it is necessary to have people in government and I appreciate those who work hard at it, he has never. Ever when out impounded the streets like many of you have and like I have to try to find those jobs to pay his bills or to actually advance his career. So, Bernie. Sanders we consider to be a slobby socialist. He loved Castro he loved Cuba he loved communist Russia. Or we would call it the Soviet Union. But did you know that Kamala Harris has more socialist and leftist voting record? Then Bernie Sanders will. If you do know that congratulations, you're educating yourself on this upcoming election. But if you didn't know that it's important for you to learn the S. and share this with other people because there's a lot of people who have misinformation and let me give you an example. I worked with two young ladies who are Hispanic and we discuss things from time to time and I tell them constantly I'm not trying to change your mind. I'm not trying to force an opinion on you. I want to educate you trust in you know trust the information, but go verify the information and then see which one is true. Also try to tell them all the time people laugh. They'll do that at our office the media will do it constantly. And also, the last thing is to not see what someone says, but watch what they do. For example, Donald trump loves to tweet sometimes it drives me crazy sometimes I wish you wouldn't do that but at the same time. It's not what he says on twitter that becomes the mandate or the law or the agenda. What is becoming the agenda is actually what he takes action on. For example, the executive order from last weekend, which provided you a tax payer cut to keep the economy going to put money in the working, people's pocket that didn't serve anyone reach. That was for you. But the Democrats told you that what was Nancy Pelosi's comment that he was going to take social security away Bernie Sanders did the same thing it was completely by a complete lie. And keep all this in mind. While trump's on the executive order, Nancy Pelosi has now dismissed Congress to go home without working out a deal. So. She really wasn't concerned about the working people. She really wasn't concerned about the people facing hardships. She just wanted to make it like she was in it's not what people make it like it's not what they say is what they actually do actions speak louder than words. Well that's why I bring to you Kamala Harris. Today Because, let me just give you a few of the examples of what Kamala Harris has done as a senator in the US Senate that may shock you and it may not. Now I want you to remember that she was a co sponsor of Medicare for all and let me tell you what that would do. Those of you out there, it would kick all of you off of your private health insurance Medicare for all would eliminate any private health insurance and those companies. You may be unhappy with your health insurance company. Okay. Go find another one. That's the free market. That's what we have right now. But if you let Kamala Harris and Joe Biden then what's going to happen is they're going to push for a medicare for all which will eliminate all Prov insurance. So, if you work in the insurance industry, you'll be unemployed you'll be without a job. If, you're a doctor, a nurse Nurse Practitioner, whatever it may be. If you're someone working in the medical field, you're only going to get paid what they want to pay you. If you're an American you're going to have rationed healthcare at every turn. Just let me give you an example. Of someone who went to a European country? Will say for example of France. And the while they were over there they th- slipped in fail and they busted open their chin. When the busted CI and they go to the hospital to have it sewn up, they would not give them any anesthetic. They would not numb the pain in their chin mccalls of you guessed it socialized medicine see sometimes in America these politicians and the media loved to tell us how bad our healthcare is an it's so terrible in your insurance. So terrible. But it's really not. We have it pretty good in our country. Now, there's things that we can fix. Sure. But at the same time Medicare, for all would be a disastrous. And not to add or mentioned that it would cripple our economy because simply folks it does not work. Now to add to this, she wanted to give Medicare for all for all people which includes illegals. Now. Let me tell you why this does not work. Because when you have this happen when you open up healthcare like this, it makes you ration the healthcare out even more because now anyone who just comes into the country can get the health care, which is at a larger cost. It takes the responsibility off of the individual and puts it on the government spread out over people which collapses the financial ability of the government and where the constitution by the way was it ever written that the government is responsible for giving you healthcare? It wasn't and you won't find it. Second Part for she has done to. She backs the green new deal. and. This is an estimated number. So don't you? You don't know this the cost. But a ninety, two, trillion dollar spending bill over ten years. For those of you who are English majors that would be a nine point, two, trillion, dollar a expenditure there is no way possible that our country can pay for this. No Way. We are already spending about four trillion dollars a year on average. This year's been crazy because a corona virus, but we were spending about four trillion dollars a year we were bringing in about four trillion dollars a year. So we were close to breaking even you couldn't run your household how Washington runs our financial government, but they can't because they borrow the money from institutions lot social security. From you from your future from your kids future were saddling the backs. Of, those kids with massive day it. The green new deal is going to eliminate all gas products including propane including a gasoline for your car fossil fuels. Any top will be eliminated. Co will also be eliminated. So few work in the coal industry if you worked for Gas Company guess what you're now unemployed, we have eliminated the jobs of healthcare workers. We have cut the wages of doctors and nurses, nurse practitioners anyone in the medical field, and by the way we've also cut over a million jobs in the gas industry alone just from the first who policies that Kamala Harris supports this, what I would call leading to a depression because unemployment rate would skyrocket. But she's also not only for cutting jobs the green new deal Medicare for all she's also four higher taxes. That's right. Fifty percent tax rates is what they would love to have on the lowest income earners. So if the government spending a massive amount of money while they gotta bring in a massive amount of money, so they're going to raise your taxes to an unbearable extent. Now, here's what they're gonNA push. Here's what the Media GonNa push will. She's a moderate. She just wants to tax the wealthy companies. WADA's Jeff bezos get to have billions of dollars by the way Jeff Bezos is supporting her. But this, what they're going to push towards you to make it sound like it those in the Republican Party in those conservative candidates while they don't want you to have anything, they want you to pay you know they just want you to want you to suffer. That's what they want. They WANNA throw granny off a cliff and take away or social security. They want you to pay high taxes all the while they're the ones doing it all the while she's the one pushing for higher taxes. She's the one pushing for huge government spending. Now she's also called for open borders which ties into the green new deal calls I call these people climate refugees. And the Medicare for all because with open borders, you let anyone in could be the person who's trying to come here for liberty in what we have a process for that in you should follow it. But the same time when you have open borders who you else leading Osama bin Laden top characters you in those terrorists and you do not defend the American people and that is the one thing that the federal government is in charge of constitutionally defense of our country is very important and it would be great if we lived in Warwick where we did not have to have borders and we didn't have to have walls that John Lennon imagined speech but that kind of world does not exist there those China there are those in Russia there are those in Venezuela there those in Cuba there are those in the Middle East who would love to see our country be absolutely destroyed. You. Know you've heard Ilhan Omar and AFC and even Kamala Harris talk about how trump is so racist because he had a Muslim ban. He didn't have Muslim by an and by the way Joe Biden brought this up also. The ban was on terrorist sponsoring countries. So it makes me question their defense how would they be as a commander in chief or leader who had to defend our country when they are defending the terrorist I mean just think about that for just a moment let this thing and use your common sense to ask yourself why would they defend terrorist sponsoring countries? It makes no sense whatsoever. And having that open border also leads us to what I talked about with Medicare for all because she wants tax payer now is not the she just wants it. She demanded taxpayer provided health care for illegal aliens. So while she does won't open borders she also wants illegal aliens to get health care provided by you people who come in and broke our laws. Now look some of these people no doubt. They're just trying to here to come and get a better life and they may not know. If that's the case turned herself into immigration. There's a process they can go through. They may deport you if you're a child gets what they do. They educate you and speaking of that. Let me just toot my horn for just a second here, and this is going to be allowed one. Kamala. Harris I saw the other night where she was demanding that America educate all children. No matter their citizenship. While I'm going to share this with my friends and I work in this industry. So I know there is not a child in the United States today no matter their immigration status, not even who they live with their there does not even have to custodial rats provided on who this child lives with just keep this in mind. But if they have come into this country illegally or they're here as a natural born citizen, the United States law forces the schools to educate that child. It forces you to there is laws in place under the program or the Migratory Program that forces the schools to educate that child. So for any candidate to tell you, we need to educate our children. We're already doing that that is nothing more than race baiting that is nothing more than politic baiting because Kamala Harris should know that law and if she does not wanted, you elect her is a Senator California. Every child in this country is provided the opportunity to a free education already. So why are they using it as a stumping point I'll tell you why because I fill out, they're gonNA trigger people with that they fill out they're going to appeal to the Hispanic population with that vote and if you're someone out there in your the Hispanic population, you better be careful what you're voting for here. If you're supporting Kamala Harris she's going to ruin the country that your family came here to make better just like she's going to do it for mine. She will blaze a trail that ruined this wonderful country that our founders and our forefathers gave us those who bled and died. I do think that we need to have the discussion of running away to prove who these children are with. Because until we do that, we're going to allow child-trafficking to take place and there's no doubt that it's taking place. But why why do they use that? Because they know that can appeal to someone who may have a tender heart look I don't want any kid to hurt I want every child to have an education. That is what the public education what gave me the ability to have the job I have today. But we better be careful because we're allowing the criminalization in the mistreatment of children to take place by not holding people accountable and I'm talking about knowing who the guardianship S. We get off my soapbox for that. But just listen. When she says that she wants all children to have an education, they already do that's already law. It's been law for a long time. So don't believe the hype. Now. Getting all just a little bit here with Kamala Harris Commodore. Kamala, Harris I also want you to know that she stands for late term abortion. So while she demands that she shows towards every child, she would kill that child if it were in the womb and this is gonna be very important because. She also endorsed a religious litmus test on Catholic nominees to the judiciary. Why would she do that? Which tells you number one if you're Catholic out there and you ever want to serve any kind of role, they're gonNA shut you down Kamala Harris Height you. I'm just going to be honest with you. She hates Catholics and it makes you wonder why So. He late term abortion is not a very popular thing among Christians and Catholics. We don't stand for that abortion at all for the most part is not very popular amongst most Protestants. Now, there's some of those out there who say, well, you know women's healthcare bub-bubba. But if you're true Christian. If you follow God's word you know that the Bible is clear about when I laughed develops when Alaa forms. And that there's a plan and purpose for every laugh. And it is a shame and disgrace that in a world that we live in that we kill about one baby every second due to abortion. It's not because the baby is due to sickness is because it is intentionally killed by Dr and let me tell you something folks. I'm ashamed of my country in this aspect. I'm ashamed that we allow abortion to even take place. You know we can't treat humans like animals, smoke coal cat or cold dog and was crazy about that is these politicians who are. So for abortion would won't you locked up if you had a deformed puppy born and you put it to sleep Oh, they won't you this terrible. But they treat human beings like animals and I'm going to give you to this and I made this comment to my wife the other day I? Don't think it really gathered much momentum but I'm just gonNA give it to you my family. See for about the last sixty years what have we taught in our public schools? We've the radical idea. That what humans are nothing but animals. That you just developed at a some little frog that developed into some little something else and then to a monkey. They teach the whole theory of macro evolution. And macro evolution tells us that from one species you become another species and that has never been proven. It's a bunch of last. That's all it is. The same macro evolution is true which means that they'll break. You know humans who produce more, and they'll always be humans though be cats who produce more cats and you can have a variation in the species, but they're still going to be cats the same way with humans in it's provable and it's also biblical. Bassy now they use this whole macro evolution and they pushed us on children which devalued human life which in Tom. Allows for the radical ideas like what? Well, if you kill that human laugh no matter where it's at, it doesn't really matter if we have rationed healthcare and your parent, your grandparent has cancer or disease, and they just give them pain medicine and let them go home to die. Will you know they're just an animal? Anyway so what does it matter? Now you understand why there's such a moral fought against Kamala Harris and Joe Biden and the Democrat Party People Bernie, Sanders Kamala Harris and David Marks Myself. We've all got to stand in front of God the Creator One day an answer for everything we've done and let me tell you my friends. I got enough to answer for myself. But. I could not sit here in record this podcast without trying to tell you with good heart and good conscience if these politicians are destroying the moral fabric of our country. They're destroying the God's blessings on our country that made us such a great country from years eons past. Any civilization that his eyes off of God, the Creator, any civilization that brainwash is their us into believing that there is no god that civilization will eventually fall apart because eventually to the people of that country, then God becomes their government. And they worship their leaders and that's very dangerous. Just North Korea s Soviet Union ads China Today. Because, when those people are the ones, you see here rats coming from, you get yourself in a big bunch of trouble. And that's what Kamala Harris is pushing for. She wants to have a litmus test for all Catholic nominees because she wants to make sure she doesn't put someone on Supreme Court. They will overturn Roe v Wade it's all about the abortion vote. So just to give you a recap of what the Democrat Party is proposing here it for those of you who grew up in the Democrat household like I did for those of who had parents and grandparents who were Democrats and youth thought man I just I really wish our Party the party has left you a long time ago. That Democrat Party has been overtaken by Communist by socialist communist and they're starting to really show their true signs. You're starting to see the people like Elizabeth Warren in Nancy Pelosi and Kamala Harris Alexandria. Kasich. Ortega's these people who are true socialist communist at heart. So here's what Kamala wants you to do. Now, the media is calling her a moderate. The media is constantly telling you that, oh, she is nothing but a moderate she so moderate, she's going to be able to bridge the. Gap between the owls but all a you know Biden Harris White House would do is would farther the divide between the people who believe in America? They believe in law and order they between believe in liberty in between those who don't love law and order and want you to raise your own children and be responsible parent, which are the ones that Kamala Harris pandering to. And let's not forget. The the voting record of Kamala Harris, you need the worksheet done for the state of California. That's all beanie race by Wikipedia and by the state of California's websites, they don't want that information out there. Sounds a lot like a communist government to me. So to recap. Here we go. Just so you know and then we'll get into the financial part toge long podcast, but hang in there with me folks. Kamala Harris has co-sponsor Medicare for all she begs the green new deal she pushes for higher taxes. She's called for open borders. She's defended sanctuary cities. She's demanded taxpayer provided healthcare for illegal aliens promoted long-term abortion and has also endorsed a religious litmus test on anyone who's a Catholic and I'm sure that would apply to any of the Christian if even if they were Protestant if they're going to be picked to be on any kind of judiciary seat. So if you're a religious person, you're out. Now. Let's talk about just a moment Kamala Harris Campaign Finance and K she raised a lot of money when she started a. cavanaugh over his beliefs when they were having the Cavanaugh hearings and most of you know this where she kind of gained her namesake when she was. Know accusing, cavenaugh of raping all these women. By the way she did the same thing to Joe Biden. She called him a racist. She said you gotTa believe all women. So overall. She raised about twenty, three, million dollars on her campaign and she spent well to million as a matter of fact, the reason why our campaign come to an end is because her campaign was falling apart. When we break those numbers down she about fifty two percent of her money came from females forty, seven percent came from males. But. The contribution of what's pretty staggering. When you look at how much people actually gave by percentage it was those who gave larger donations that was the bigger percentage amount. About forty two percent of the donation she received again was from people who had fifty, four, hundred dollar donations or more. So you can see where you know the donations Kamala was getting from bigger people bigger money. It's also important to note where she received her money from. You guessed it the two states where she received the most amount of money was, of course, California and New York more importantly the CDs were Los Angeles Long, Beach San Francisco Oakland New, York in San Jose those are the major cities if you look at a map of where she will saved more money. Most of the United States is not even showing now here's a surprising fact. Takes was one of those states Georgia. Was One of those states and Florida was one of those states they gave a lot of money to Kamala Harris. So makes you wonder why? We gotta remember what's being done right now in those three states. Those are three states is going to be challenged this November to be flipped blue. They're going to try to eliminate any republican control in those states. Why are they doing that? Well, takes us in Florida are vital to any presidential race. California is probably never going to be one conservative. Again I mean California's out they have just went so far leftist and lift coast isn't so far left that you just lose them. But Texas it's a battleground state. And remember this were Bego Bozo O'Rourke was from who wanted to take away all of your guns hail yes. He said we're GONNA come and take your guns. Okay. If you're a person that means your guns. If you're an African American person that means your guns. If you're a Hispanic person that means your guns in everyone else in between. The reason I, say, that is because when they make threats like that a lot of people think they're threatening those white Red Knicks are going to go take away their good no no. B. Not confused on this they're threatening everyone Seventy two percent of Kamala Harris money raised though came from the state of California California, New York being the largest to. But it was also the media industry that was also giving a lot of money to Kamala Harris and you need to know in his that you understand. That she was backed or she was endorsed wherever you WanNa, say by CNN's CEO This Week Jeff Zucker? So. The TV music immediate industry was large contributors to Kamala Harris. Now, there's like women's magazines. I'm sure the Oprah is going to get behind her calling her and helping her as the first African American woman to run. Don't ask you this question. Sorry to clear my throat. Don't ask you this question. If Kamala Harris is half Indian half? Jamaican. Is. She African. American or African. Indian or African Indian. American. See, that's the problem I have with this pandering to race politics I hate it. Because it shouldn't matter what the person's skin color is. It shouldn't matter what their genetic. Makeup is it should be the principals they stand on. But see they can't use that because if they use the principal she stands on, she wants to destroy our country. So the recall her the first African. American woman. Well, she could be the first American Indian woman she could be the first Indian American African woman to ever ruined. You can see where this gets real swamping. They did the same thing with Brock Obama because he was half white half black but they call him the first black president. So folks you know what? It doesn't matter their skin color it should matter at all I should not matter wound be at wish it matters the principles Stanford. And when it comes to principles. Kamala Harris will. She's more leftist than Joe Biden. She's more leftist Bernie Sanders. But she's not quite far left as Elizabeth Warren we should tell you a lot. So, for those of you out there listening across this fruit applying that we have, and those of you who the subscribers to the PODCAST, I'm making a plea to you hear. The. Know with this candidates all about. Fear women don't just vote for her because she's a woman. If you're African American don't just vote for her because she's African. American. If you're Hispanic don't just vote for her because she tells you that she's going to give everyone amnesty and citizenship. Said, because that's not the case. Don't even do it. If you're a parent and you think she's going to give everyone at good education 'cause that's not what she's demanding and is something that we already have in place. What they're demanding is to absolutely financially rick our country ETA spending of about fourteen trillion dollars a year, which is roughly ten more than we're already spending. And over time that would put us in one hundred, twenty dollars fc which ruins our country. and. I won't all of us to have a country that's financially sound strong militarily, and it gives you freedom not loses it not takes it away. France be sure to check US OUT AT DAVID MARSH DOT COM subscribe to the podcast shoot us an email. Let us know what you think. And always always stand for liberty family in country. 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Kamala Harris' Calculated Progressivism?
"What is it that makes us human connects us? I've told her enough told other people I mean I owe her my life. What are those moments that turn the ordinary into extraordinary Mary? The birth parents have decided that they want you guys to adopt the baby instead. I'm calling Balfe of love. What matters presents your story in my new podcast launching November fourteenth? I'll be sharing real stories of love and compassion from real people all over the country listening. Subscribe on the iheartradio APP apple podcasts. Or wherever you listen to podcasts. Welcome to worst year ever a production of iheartradio. You don't hey and welcome back to worst year ever my name's Katie stole obviously mine's not but it is cody Johnston's right and I also am person who has been named legally and birth certificates and similar documents and what was that name that are on your birth certificate ticket similar documents. That's a great question Katie. Shall we start the show absolutely Robert this week guys. I think we're all pretty pumped to be talking about Comma. Harris is pump the right word. Yeah thrilled ecstatic. I'm just over the moon. Yeah as the British would say. I'm Chim Chim Cherue about it. I'm really chuffed about it. I'm chuffed use use of cheffins right watered about it right Walker. Yeah I'm I'm puzzled. Utah fold about it. I'm stunned by our linguistic skills Oliver in our world. Yeah you're right watered about it in I'm wired this Katie. We are the world we all of. Its all all of its slang. Yeah so this was originally is going to be my episode But it's a big one so we Kinda divvied up but I'm gonNA get started right. We're we're kind of revising this as we go along and how we do the show and I think We might we might wind up doing future episodes like this where we all take chunks of a candidate's history history who knows we're learning how to do our jobs in real time let us know thing much like a bridge builder. Yeah I just if this is a more interesting interesting way to present the information or if you just want one person monologue for an hour you know we're we're people for the people we're learning together value your feedback Militias let's dig it on Kamla all right Harris Harris black because there's a lot to get through comma was born in Oakland California in nineteen that sixty four. I just wanted to real quick controversial statement. I am pro candidates who have been born. Okay let's not out there so cold take. Why don't you put a pin that? Listen to the rest of the episode and see if you still have that okay. So far I'm I'm pro this pro-birth okay. Great born born in Oakland California in nineteen sixty four mother is she AMELA Gobelins Who emigrated from India nineteen sixty? She got her doctor. Endocrinology at UC Berkeley and conducted breast cancer research. Her father. Donald Harris emigrated from Jamaica to go to Grad school at UC Berkeley. He's now econ professor at Stanford her younger sister Maya Harris is a political analyst for MSNBC worked on Hillary Clinton's campaign the two thousand sixteen one and is now Campaign chairwoman for Kamla This is quite the impressive. Family calmly attended Howard University. Now the that's interesting because I was under the impression that people usually picked to run their campaign. Maneuvers of the Weird Beach Colt that grew up in. Is that not the standard. Apparently it's not the standard. I interesting tolsey episode. I also thought that But no family members close family members who've also worked for Hillary Clinton is maybe more learning a lot. Yeah Okay Anyway. She attended at Howard. University studied economics and political. Science was on the debate team. She also was. I guess is a member of Alpha. Kappa Alpha which is is the nation's oldest black sorority and actually an incredibly powerful influential group of women a lot of very cool people in that that grew community while at Howard Harris decided that she wanted to become a prosecutor and this was confusing for a lot of people especially a her parents You know being an african-american woman from Oakland It didn't seem like the logical step for her But this is a quote from the Atlantic which is actually quoting Harris's book Yet growing up protests Harris writes she'd seen the mechanics of fighting for justice from the outside that dynamic did not appeal to her she wanted inside our power establishment power when activists came marching and banging on doors Harris writes. I wanted to be on the other side to let them in cry. Okay she wanted the. That's a really A. I think that's a really like I'm in contact with a lot of activists just as a part of my job because cover protests and activism shitload and a number of people who have been like talking with over the years and over like successive sort of things they've been involved with have like started expressing that exact same interest. Where like? I'm tired of feeling like I'm just shouting at a wall. And maybe if I get into office I can do something like I do think that is like a pretty common sentiment too early. I get that if only we could be bricks in that wall just another brick in the mall you cody. I think you're onto something here. You should cut a fucking album. Based around that sentiment. I would love to Who the edifice? The blockage the obstacle the tall thin obstacle between the obstacle between inside and outside. That's good right. I pretty good. I think I think this album could be hugely successful and also wildly misinterpreted interpreted by generations listeners. That's the best kind of art. Alright ninety nine she got her. Jd From University of California Sonja Hastings College of Law and she then became an assistant. Da for Alameda County And she specialized in prosecuting child. Sex Abuse Cases Harris in that position saw how much power prosecutors have and Apparently sometimes she kind of relished it quote when I was prosecuting child molestation since cases. I will tell you I was as close to agility as you can get. It was also during this time that she began a relationship with then attorney California Assembly Speaker and Future Mayor Willie Brown At this time Brown was sixty comma was thirty brown was married but had been separated for a long time And they were together for a few years from everything. I've read her relationship with Brown elevated her profile and standing and San Francisco social circles which would end up being held for her as she entered into politics breath. That seems to me to be honest. Like people can say what they want like thirty years as a huge age gap. But if you're thirty you know what you're doing you know what you're getting. Yeah that's that's not the ball. I mean it's a big age gap but she's a woman This this next part is what people take issue with. which is that Brown appointed? Her to to patronage positions wins the unemployment insurance and the California Medical Assistance Commission which earned her over four hundred thousand dollars over five years Willie. Lee Brown became mayor of San Francisco and Kamla broke up with him. Shortly after his inauguration but she has received a significant amount of criticism for relationship with Willie Brown on over the years Tommy Laurent even accused her of sleeping her way to the top. One thing we know about Tommy Lauren. It's that she is is for moral consistency on his airy funny coming from and you know look look sure. It's not great that he gave his girlfriend very lucrative jobs. I'll add no. He certainly gave her a boost both professionally and socially again in the community entity or waiting her status but ultimately that criticism from our perspective. Now isn't quite fair and it's also a bit success. You know it's something that you wouldn't necessarily say about a man. Komo is clearly clearly a driven woman politician and Willie Brown can't take credit for where she is right now but he certainly helped her. You know get her career. I started. Now let's talk about her day in one thousand nine hundred. Ninety eight calmly became the assistant. Da Terence Hallinan who is known as one one of the most progressive if not the most progressive. Da's at the time this is from the Atlantic about how an an a legendary civil civil rights activists defense attorney former city supervisor and an outspoken advocate for marijuana legislation he swiftly fired senior prosecutors in order to hire more minorities. He's and reformists. He instructed his deputies to avoid the practice of objecting to a proposed juror for criminal trial an unusual stance that weakened the hand of the DA's office to avoid impaneling all white juries. So he's kind of a cool guy right. Sounds Pretty Damn. I'm I'm pro that pro that we'll talk more about him in a second but Harrison. Helen had a bit of a contentious time while she worked under him There was this proposition prop twenty one that would allow prosecutors to try juvenile defendants in Superior Court rather than juvenile court in both Howman and Kamla opposed it And CARMELA actively campaigned against the measure. However she got a lot of interviews and attention as opposed to him? And that's something that the District Attorney's public information officer allowed to happen and that didn't sit well with parents Who accused Harris and the public information? Asian officer of conspiring to make Harris into a star so she could run against him in the two thousand three election Harris cleaned that she wasn't going to run against him because that would be unprofessional. But then there there was all this drama. He demoted Harris and like set up a canary trap to see if she would lincoln formation she didn't but ultimately what is it. What is so what does it? What does it canary trap? When I'm familiar with is when you put one in a mind to see if it dies poison no? I don't know exactly what it was. It was referenced in this article at you know. It's like a little trap for her to set into lake something to see if she would leak in for something that's not necessarily true. Probably UH I know who did that. Because it's the only person like okay. Okay so accents. I don't understand calling it canary trap. You Okay Anyway. She didn't and League but she did end up running against him in two thousand three. Maybe it was because she was angry at their situation or maybe she'd always he's planning to run. Well let's talk about that a bit at the time the early two thousands. We just come through this whole tough on crime. Period of the ninety s well in the eighties and a lot of people in San Francisco didn't trust Helen's progressive policies and that is exactly what Harris ran on. She literally used the line quote. It's it's not progressive to be soft on crime for her campaign quote. She carefully cultivated a base of support among police officers domestic violence advocates wealthy donors in a diverse range of local officials and community leaders. Who Bristled at Helen's leftist politics and abrasive styles throughout much of the Campaign Harris talent and is too weak and ineffective to keep communities safe from from dangerous criminals in contrast Harris? Promised to get tough and I want to talk a little bit about Helen and To contrast with Kamla Spirit with me here a bit it Jalan Ends Office had a low felony conviction rate far lower than the rest of the state because how was pushing a lot of resources into rehabilitation programs instead of convictions. which on paper looks like just a dismissal? Also serve San Francisco's a really liberal city. So juries were more lenient but the thing is that that despite that overall crime rates were plummeting violent crime had gone down close to sixty percent in San Francisco since he took office but that did not matter. Low Conviction Dictionary became the headline that the media latched onto and the talking point that Harris pushed her campaign argued that Helena had failed to keep communities safe from surging gang violence and with a low point point was low conviction rate. The Flyer. The city's talking about this and it just got really ugly and again. They really tapped into that whole tough on crime narrative. You know it doesn't sound like she's opening the door to the activists yet. No it sure doesn't so yeah that's why agency she's like leaning out the window. Throwing wadded up garbage does point at the bricks in the wall may like yeah try. Just try try. Yeah good I built this wall. Keep that in mind as we talk more about this during during his time in office Helen end had also really tried to crack crackdown on police. Misconduct bringing cases against cops to trial introducing a ballot measure to increase police oversight. The tensions between him and the Police Department were very strained strained and ultimately they ended up endorsing Kamla rate held accountable. No I know it's filed but they endorsed Commas citing her as the law and order candidate. It so like if you were to say the phrase like Kamala Harris is a cop that wouldn't be necessarily the most inaccurate wouldn't and we're GonNa talk much more about that. She's got a little bit of an interesting relationship with the cops. Definitely will explore that also outgoing mayor her ex boyfriend willing Brown also endorsed her obviously got her. This abortive elite wealthy San Francisco people like gettys but real quick worth noting Willie Brown had issues with how Inam like how oh. He was investigating city corruption cases and speaking of activists encouraged handing out soup to homeless people even going so far as showing showing up to ladle soup along with volunteer organizations which is a problem because it was illegal in the city at the time and that pissed off a lot of people because he was blatantly ignored during a blatantly. Certainly dumb. All don't you. I wonder why endorsed his ex-girlfriend Anyway Boiler Alert Carmello one. She won Hallinan was out once ends in office. Carmela did keep some of his legacy focusing on drug diversion programs and providing rehabilitation resources She also had this re entry program for minor offenders the back on track program and it received a lot of praised although many criticized it because it only affected minors that had no previous criminal record. They felt like that those short but she felt the pressure to live up to her campaign. Promises you know tough on crime and according to former prosecutors Harris Chris adopted inflexible charging procedures to look tough on crime owes likely in preparation for running for statewide office someday. Another key issue and Harris's tenure as. Da which many of you have probably heard about was truancy which she saw as a crisis. Harris believed that students who have high truancy rates at every level of schooling or more likely to be the perpetrators or victims of crimes so she attempted to solve the issue by criminalising truancy for the parents of truant children quote from Kamla. The crisis is not only crippling our economy. It is a basic threat to public public safety. That seems like something with no unanticipated downsides you know not criminalizing parents for I kids being absent not capitalizing on people's fears and like creating a bad guy that doesn't necessarily need to be considered the bad guy. Maybe they need other kinds of resources than being put in jail. I don't know not a not unfairly. Criminalising the poor because the poor the ones who are most poor working working parents are the ones who are most likely to not have as much time to watch their kids and hey you know be work both working full time and thus unable to police them as much as they need to. It certainly is Problematic position that she held punitive justice kind of justice. It goes back to the roots of like people were surprised coming from where she came from where she was surrounded. I grew up in a community of people that you would think she would be able to empathize with you. Know or I was against all this. Until cody framed. His putative justice because that makes me think of like how laser gun sound you and now I'm on board jailing poor parents well. In recent in recent years Harris has said that her goal was not to arrest parents. But rather to you know provide a a stick to the school districts carrot. Whatever that is this is the stick is the stick arresting parrot right just now I shot at you to make you dig it? Faster goal was not to hit you with the bullets. The goal was to provide stick. That was the bullets heading toward motivation. Okay It's just a hang in there. Baby poster well no matter roll up the slot people in the matter what she was going for parents of of truant kids were criminalised Ariza's since apologized and tried to distance herself from the issue. But that's why we're here Yeah your past is coming coming back. There was also this story about how Deborah Madden A police crime lab technician who routinely testified as a witness for the prosecution. Solution got caught stealing the cocaine and she was supposed to analyze evidence and after that it was then realized that she'd had previous felony conviction for domestic violence. And I guess a big part of the responsibility lay with the police department for not disclosing. All the Information Tacoma Office or at least that's what they say but calmly had been informed. Multiple Times is that Debra was an unreliable witness and ultimately com was office. Got In trouble for not disclosing that information to defense attorneys order defendants. Who should have that information and it resulted ended in like six hundred cases being dismissed? You're you're you're missing some really important. Data Katie was it. Was it good blow the shit or was she like. Was it some of that like garbage. That gets cut doug around and I couldn't find it and I've got you know a search on on on Deborah Madden systematically. Hunting them down to see if it's not Debra Mountain and as soon as I find the answer I will report back to you guys are on the quality so if you did cocaine with Deborah man and Chime in let us know if it was the good shit because I really don't think we can have a solid take on this until we know the quality. aww Yeah and I apologized failing. Please send any information. You have to shoot tips. At first year. pod pod pod DOT COCAINE DOT COM. That's the address that's for cocaine related to any that you have as da she also said about repairing relations with the police department that had weakened under Hallinan but ultimately she faced backlash from law enforcement pretty quickly into her time there when she didn't seek the death penalty for gang member who was convicted of murdering NSF. Police officer Isaac Espinoza Two thousand four Komo's staunchly against the death penalty and it's one of the reasons people describe her as progressive but moved from the law enforcement community quote. Our members never forgave Harris. Yes that was then president of the Police Union Gary Dilemmas. I wonder if she'll ever proved to be not totally consistent about the death penalty. I wonder her wonder Lower Albert wondering that anyway. She felt that lack of support from them when she ran for California attorney. General in two thousand ten at that time only one law enforcement group endorsed her and she. She barely won so she spent her first term as AG actively courting according their approval. I guess that this is when she really earned her reputation as a cop which I am assuming Robert will beat digging into anyway? Oh yes she was up for re election Once she'd completed her first term she then had the endorsement of a dozen law enforcement groups. And that's a big swing in the support out of the park out of the park. I wonder if someone when rote six pages about why that might wonder if someone did. I also wonder if it's time I break for an admiral quick so nodding. Yes the guys guys guys. Did you know a recent Gallup survey shows that Americans worry more. We're about burglary than almost any other crime. That's right more than mugging more than terrorism. More than car theft in murder or than horse crime gap. If uh you're worried then you should do something about it literally. That's right. Only one in five homes have home security. 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The prisoner in this case argued that being forced to go without the surgery counted as cruel and unusual punishment punishment. The advocate describes this as quote. What some see as the only blot on her LGBTQ rights record now? I should note that the advocate which is a fairly mainstream queer focus. New Site is generally positive about Kamala. Due in large part to her pioneering history fighting against the Trans Panic defense is a defense attorney. This is something thinks she convened like a big lake nationwide like conference of of lawyers in D. A.'s and Shit in San Francisco when she was the DA to try to deal with and like basically provide lied arguments against the Trans Panic. Defense in case. You're not aware like the Trans Panic. Defense is this thing people would use to people when they murdered transgender particularly Guli. transgender women would defend themselves by saying that like they were so freaked out by the fact that a transgender woman was flirting with them that they just went crazy and murdered murdered. Her in can't be held accountable for their actions. There's something about transgender women. That so upsets men that they can't be considered in their right mind when they murder them. The people got off as for murdering people as a result As well the friends Brother a while back Jack was murdered and The Guy got off on gay panic defense even the guy. It's a thing it's a thing and Kamala did a lot got to fight against it and provide like low lawyers and stuff who were who were arguing against people who had committed that crime prosecutors with ways around on that defense with like ways to argue against it in court and stuff so she does he. She has to get a lot of credit for that. That was a that was a big deal and she did it at a time when she was one. The relatively few voices in law enforcement really making that An issue so there's there's a reason why someone like the advocate would give her you know would describe her what she did you know arguing against Miquel norsworthy gender. Confirmation surgery is the only blot on her record. Now it's interesting to me. How the advocate describes Kamal's defense of her stance on McKell Lael norsworthy case? She pointed out that when she was attorney. General the State's Department of Corrections. This was a client of hers and she had to represent its interests but she worked behind the scenes to get the policy changed so that any inmate requiring such procedures could receive them now. I have not not found any hard evidence that she didn't work behind the scenes. Norway found any evidence that she did not norsworthy won her case. So I'm not really sure how much fighting behind the scenes things was even necessary and in fact like at the time at which like Kamala was arguing against this woman's right to transition the state courts in California had confirmed that she had had a right to do it now. The fact of the matter is that Harris wrote more than one brief Opposing incarcerating trans. Women's rights To get quartered ordered surgeries. So this is not a one off this happening number of times. While she was the attorney general now in January of two thousand Nineteen Kamala Harris was questioned about all all this by the Washington blade which is another queer focused sort of a new site and I believe her responses here are rather telling so the blade asks. How would you address concerns about seeking seeking to deny surgery for Trans Inmates California? Ag Kamala Harris. So I was. You were rightly pointing out the Attorney General California for two terms and I had a host of clients that I was obligated. Gated to defend and represent 'EM I couldn't fire my clients and there are unfortunately situations that occurred where my clients took positions that were contrary to my beliefs and it was an office with a lot of people who do the Work Arcana daily basis. And I do wish that sometimes they would have personally consulted me before. They wrote the things that they wrote. Yes I do but the bottom line is the buck stops with me and I take full responsibility for what my office did. But on that issue will tell you. I vehemently disagree and in fact worked behind the scenes to ensure that the department of corrections but allow transitioning inmates receive the medical attention that they require they needed and undeserved. Then the blade asks to be clear should transcend mates throughout the country have access to gender reconstructive surgery and Kamala Harris responds. I believe we are at a point. Where we have got to stop vilifying people based on sexual orientation gender identity and we've got to understand that when we are talking about a particular transgender community for too long they have been the subject addictive bias and frankly a lack of understanding about their circumstances and their physical needs in addition to any other needs they happen? It's about time that we have a better understanding of that. You will notice that if she was asked Yes or no question and did not respond with yes or no master that Yeah right yeah yeah. Yeah that's not what you're being asked Kamala shoot from what I under the bed dug into this more. She was like in the norsworthy situation specifically as she was four. Her receiving hormone therapy but not for having any sort of reconstructive surgery correct saying that norsworthy it was not an immediate physical danger but norsworthy received. Didn't she get attacked in prison or something I believe so yeah I mean it's I'm not sure about norsworthy specific case I should have looked into it more. There was a lot to look into a I will tell you that transgender people particularly transgender people who who have not had gender reconstructive surgery and so cannot do not like physically present as their as their gender are attacked and murdered in prisons at at a high wing wildly higher than the general population which is part of the job with this is not just a matter of people in the right. It'll be like oh they're prisoners. Why should care about their feelings? It's not a feelings thing. It's people get fucking murdered and the AD. It's also one of the horrible things that prisons often due to. You like. Oh because they'll get murdered. Otherwise put these people in solitary confinement which is essentially torture. So it's very a lot of fucked up things are going on around this and I don't WanNa Like we're focusing on Kamala today because we have to. Please don't take this as like Mike comprehensive take on the treatment of transgender people within the prison system. There's a lot ought to cover. This is a very fucked up and dark topic so you'll note a few things about that response. She gave to the blade which is that? She obliquely blamed other people winter office before she stated that the buck stops with me and that she didn't actually answer the question about gender reassignment surgery now travel throughout dot triple threat OUT DOT com takes a more critical. Look at Kamal's record than the advocate They noted in this response to her. non-answer they noted this in response to Her non-answer Quote Senator Elizabeth Warren Massachusetts also seeking the Democratic Party's presidential nomination very recently came out in full support of state. Funded gender affirming surgeries for Incarcerated Trans People. Though it it should be noted that she vocally opposed the matter while running for Senator in two thousand twelve. I don't think it's a good use of taxpayer dollars. She said at the time now. I think it's really important to be fair here here when we talk about the attitudes of elected leaders towards Trans Rights and towards gay rights. President Obama didn't officially back gay marriage until the year after Kamala was elected attorney. General in support for Trans Rights lagged. Well behind that as we see with Senator Warren it was not at all uncommon for Democrats to be non supportive of gender of format. Affirming Surgery for incarcerated. Arteta transpeople at the time. That Kamala was arguing against it for the state of California. That doesn't excuse being wrong. But we can't focus on only Kamala in this and blame her for something that all Democrats Democrats were wrong on. That said I do believe her behavior. In particular. Your answers in the modern day are very troubling. And I believe that the pattern of behavior you see with theory that you saw in this case is troubling if you look at it in the greater context of other morally questionable decision she made as the Attorney General Like for one thing. You'll notice like Elizabeth Warren also wrong on this issue in two thousand twelve just like Kamala now is willing to take an affirmative stance on it where Kamal is still not really willing to answer that question so in two thousand and four As da San Francisco as you noted Katie. She refused to seek the death penalty for a man. Who Shot a COP Now this hurt her support with like police officers like really made it more difficult for her to get elected And so that that is a brave unpopular stance. You have to give her credit for that. That's fucking hard hard. Today is the DA. So you would think that that's just something that sort of runs through her whole career. This kind of vehement opposition to the death penalty eighteen but in two thousand fourteen well into her time in office as a G. She appealed a judge's decision that called California's death penalty system unconstitutional now Harris. Chris justified this and a lot of the same way. She justified her opposition to gender reassignment surgery for inmates. She said she was just advocating for her client client. This is what she says now she he also at the time though made the peculiar claim that this ban undermines important protections that our courts provide defendants. Maybe the people who might get executed now. It's worth noting that while she she. She argued essentially in favor of the death penalty because she says she had to. Because she was advocating for her client. She he did not as attorney. General always choose to reflectively reflexively represent a client when that clients stances were counter to her own beliefs as attorney general she declined to defend proposition. Eight which banned same sex marriage so clearly she was able to use her own discretion on other issues. So Ah that's that's really interesting to me so this is not a situation where she just had no choice. We'll right eighty choice trying to be easily moved brick in the wall and deciding when to actually do that and win to not do that well. It's also like whose approval is she cording. According with this decision I would say that prop eight is a more popular across the board in progressive circles post to versus you know the maybe the groups of people that she's been trying to win back over that she'd you know relationships offs. I think you absolutely if you WANNA look at it. As just sort of like a crass political move it makes sense that way because yeah okay if I don't back this death penalty thing That's going to piss off more cops and I need more police groups to to to back me in my reelection campaign but cops cops on the whole in California. Don't really care that much about gay rights. They're not they don't support Propagate more than the rest of the population does and if I if I support prop eight that will cost me more votes. So I'm going to oppose prop eight like that makes sense to me. And I don't think she took a stand for Trans people because she and uh I guess she was correct in this She didn't think That there were enough of them to matter. Electorally worth the fight. Political climate was such that people barely even understood what trans meant. And it wasn't something that it was a it it's an issue that could have been potentially harmful for her at the time. Yeah she just really seems to have been positioning herself. Straddling that line between progressive policies and also catering to this tough tough-on-crime trying to be a tough progressive trying to be progressive COM progressive COP. But it's also it's not trying to be a progressive COP or at least one way you could look at this is she's not like it looked this looks to me like she's she's an actual progressive cop and more she understands where the winds zor blowing. She's in California. You WanNa seem like a progressive cop but you also the most important thing is to get reelected so when being progressive means pissing off a bunch of cops in favor of a tiny number of transgender. People you'RE GONNA YOU'RE GONNA throw the Trans People into the bus like that's that's what I see here now. I do have to say stating all that. I wouldn't be doing my due diligence. If I didn't point out some very significant ways that she did earn like the title of progressive that you really pushed pushed some progressive programs a quote from a really good. Vox Article on her background here. She expanded her back on track program to other parts of the state after black lives matter took off. She introduced an expanded what her office described. As first of its kind training to address racial bias. As walls procedural justice. Earning praise from local newspapers. She made the California Department of Justice. The the first statewide agency to require body cameras and she launched open justice. A platform that among other data allows the public to track reported killings by police officers. Great so great agree. Yeah but Kamala Office. Yeah there's there's a full article so her office also sought sought to release fewer prisoners when the Supreme Court found that California's prisons were so overcrowded. That candidates cruel and unusual punishment to keep that many people incarcerated she argued against releasing leasing people because and this cartoonish releasing too. Many prisoners would deplete the Prison Labor Pool. UNBELIEVABLE IT May. Amy gasps when I was reading about that like that's like Gargle Mel of evil because it negatively impact cheap prison labor because I guess they could having them go out to fight. Wildfires only cost them two dollars a day. Yeah yes that was specifically part of the justification that we one of as many of the incarcerated people that we pay under a legal minimum wage to fight our fires fighting fire lighters some of them all of them not being able to have that job when they leave prison. Maybe there's other ways to deal with this problem of not enough wildfire fighters. Maybe let them take that job after in prison train in here with these skills rehabilitation programs Do you have this extending two for one credits quote from her lawyers. Not I want to share this. Oh Oh no no here. At the time Harris's lawyers argued that extending two for one credits to all minimum custody inmates at this time would severely impact. The fire can't participation a dangerous outcome outcome. While California's the middle of a difficult fire season in severe drought and then later on Harris claimed that the arguments is that she was shocked by argued. Yeah I mean like you said. She wasn't aware you don't claimed she didn't realize they were using that argument until she saw negative news. Full quote if you want. Oh beautiful hit me. It's real daddy everything that we've been talking about because yeah literally just I will be very candid with you very Kanye because I saw that article this morning and I was shocked. And I'm looking into it to see. If the way it was characterized sure is in. The paper is actually how it occurred in court. I was very troubled by what I read. I just need to find out. What did we actually say in court? It's baffling afflict me. Let's not baffling. You're lying you know what I'm concerned I'm looking into. It's all just that anyway stops with me but also I didn't. No they were doing that. I'M GONNA I'm GonNa take some responsibility and I get to the bottom of why who did this. We're very we're very strongly looking into it. Quick question has literally anyone who's ever said the buck stops with me. Actually been arguing that the buck stops with them when they use that statement or is it always. He's used to be like the buck stops with me. But here's WHO's faulted absolutely. I can't say I've seen in the last thirty minutes. Never never never ever ever. Has Anyone said the buck stops with me and I resign. Yeah never followed up with that. Yeah Amazing Yeah. So there's a bit of a pattern now it's fair to note that the AG's Office of the largest state in the union handles way too many cases for any one person to keep keep up with. That is absolutely a reality. And maybe there should be some structural changes to a number of things in order to address that but in Justice Department Policy did not require state lawyers to seek approval from the AG. So it is true that the the people making this argument did not have to clear it with Kamala Harris us but it would have been completely within Kamala Harris Perogative as attorney general to change that policy to institute a more hands on approach that would have given her are in her office More approval allowed her to catch things like this. She did not institute this. It is suggested by some that the reason she didn't is because it would have antagonized agonized her employees and law enforcement. We're seeing that same. Yeah now this is where I should note that people today including myself have taken to calling miss Kamala Kamala Harris a cop with some people say unfair and reductive. I want to note that during this time. She described herself as California's stop. So if you're calling Kamala Harris a cop you're calling her what she called herself in. It's fine well if we're going to be more accurate don't say Congress's compensate Kamala. Harris is the top COP. She was the top cup. Yeah yeah come on and maybe if you WANNA be. Whimsical suggests that Kamala Harris was the time cup so that we can imagine her John. Claude van Damme kick fighting their way through history which do enjoy. Let's all do that. I've let's take a moment to imagine a wild ride coding. which would you mind giving us a time machine gene noise? Oh God ask now as you listen to this just imagine. Kamala Harris looping back in time to stop Hitler with the support of is this adult Hitler Baby Hitler I think both I think she's really. I'd rather take on Hitler. She's GonNa Throw Baby Hitler at Adult Hitler throwing his Harpoon at the White Whale. That's just going to destroy the entire universe. It might it. Might in. That would really hurt her chances at election. So she's back back twenty twenty everybody. Yeah we would be calling calling certain people Nazis and everybody obscure group in Germany that like did not see here and a half concerned about that. What are you talking about now? Because of her progressive passed in decisions like declining to seek the death penalty for that COP. Killer Harris like you said was initially look at with very little support in in two thousand. Ten victory was so narrow it was less than one percent she won by so incredibly narrow. And you know as you noted Once she was in she seems to have felt the need to throw red meat to law enforcement in order to secure reelection summit again from that vox right up from the two sketchy cases that resulted from this trend Harris also so overlooked and defended law enforcement. Officials accused of misconduct in one such case state prosecutor Robert Murray falsified confession using it to threaten the defendant with life in prison after a court threw out the indictment Harris's office office appealed it dismissing the misconduct. Because it did not involve physical. Violence Harris also resisted some attempts to hold police accountable shootings including a bill that would have required the attorney. General's Office to investigate investigate killings by police and efforts to create statewide standards for police. Worn body cameras. She also defied calls to have her office quickly. Investigate certain police shootings in California. So that's that's good great great now. The darkest may be the darkest Chapter Kamal History as ag. Is the story of George Gage. If you guys heard this now I I haven't given it's fucked now. I'm going to quote next from a New York Times. Article in Opinion Column titled Kamala Harris Was Not a progressive prosecutors by someone at the innocence since project quote consider George Gage electrician with no criminal record who was charged in one thousand nine thousand nine with sexually abusing his stepdaughter who reported the allegations years later. The case largely hinged on the stepdaughters testimony and Mr Gage was convicted afterward. The judge discover that the prosecutor had unlawfully held back potentially exculpatory evidence including medical medical reports indicating that the stepdaughter had been repeatedly untruthful with law enforcement. Her mother even describe her as a pathological. Liar who lives her lies in two thousand fifteen. When the case reached the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and San Francisco? Miss Harris's prosecutors defended the conviction. They pointed out that Mr Gage while forced to act as his own lawyer had had not properly raised the legal issue in the lower court as the law required. The apple at judges acknowledged this impediment and syndicates to mediation a clear signal from his Harris to dismiss missed the case when she refused to budge the court upheld the conviction on that technicality. Mr Gage is still in prison serving seventy year sentence. Wow that is fucked. Tuck that is fuck you and it makes sense. There's other stories like that but it may also make sense you know. She started off prosecuting child. Child sexual abuse cases. And so. That's something that you know. Is Her calling card such and so I guess that makes sense. No Katie. Speaking King of calling cards selling yes this product and or service. You could call our calling card much. Kamala is unfairly imprisoning a man for a crime. He didn't commit. We'll be right back the only now when it comes to meet quality makes a huge difference in texture. You're an taste and even though it might be better for you and the environment a lot of the higher quality meat you find at. The grocery store is just too expensive for most people's budget thankfully there's butcher box which are box believes. Everyone deserves access to high-quality humanely sourced meet at an affordable price. That's why each month which are box ships at curated selection of the finest cuts. Right to your home. 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There's kind of this war between believing the victim and also the fact that like there are false accusations and this is particularly when we look at false accusations cases of the children and stepchildren claiming years later they were sexually abused. There's a dark history with that. Obviously it happens but also there was during the satanic panic. There were huge number of kids who had like false memories essentially pushed onto them by hypnotherapist and shit and a ton of completely innocent people got charged in like people who worked daycares. There's a lot of this happened in California so like there's a long fucked up history in California of this exact thing happening in all of the cases even outside of Kamal is our our our that dark so it's like this is like really messy and ugly and it seems like gauges is a case where an innocent guy. I was was accused of something he didn't do. And it's it's just fucked and I'm sure if you were to question Kamala about this. She would say again that she was just doing. Your the job is an advocate for the state of California whether you find that defense compelling or not as a matter of your own personal morality in terms of my personal morality. I think the best article I found on this subject was a column on the intercept titled Kenny Prosecutor. Become a president in the age of black lives matter and I'd like to quote from that last to become a prosecutor. Persecutor is a church is to make a choice to align oneself with a powerful in fundamentally biased system as Paul Butler former prosecutor and author of chokehold policing black. Like men told The Guardian as a lawyer who went to law school with a goal of helping black people in using my legal skills to make things better the realization that the law itself was a mechanism to keep African. American people. Down was frightening. He added lawyers are competitive ambitious. And the way that manifests itself in a prosecutor's office is you want to get tough sentences. I got caught up in that world. You feel like you're doing the Lord's work you tell yourself that you're helping the community but he vividly recalls the expectation is far from reality compare his self reflection with Harris's reply when asked about her decision to become a prosecutor. There is a duty and a responsibility to be a voice for the most voiceless invulnerable into do the work of justice. And that's the work I wanted to do. Harris revealed that her own parents questioned her choice to become a prosecutor. My family and extended family thought at best. It was a curious decision dishes. She recalled saying they had to defend it. Like one would a thesis they asked in Harris's words. Why would you go? And be part of an institution that is not always fair and does not always pursued justice. Now that column went onto compare Kamala history as a district attorney in an ag very favorably to leary Krassner. The recently elected district attorney in Philadelphia in his first week in office. Krassner showed a distinct lack of funds for how his actions would affect the likelihood of law enforcement supporting him for reelection. He fired thirty thirty one prosecutors. who were not on board with his reforms? Immediate Lau under Krassner Philadelphia. Da No longer charges sex workers who have less than three prior convictions. It does not prosecute marijuana possession plea bargaining no longer starts with the highest possible sentences and prosecutors are required to add up the cost of incarcerating the prisoner and justify why the expense is worthwhile to the city based on their crimes. That's not a calm like that's to show like you can go in as a prosecutor with a very progressive mindset and make changes like that It would be unfair to say that Kamala Harris did not do anything progressive either as a DA DA or as a as a attorney general she a number of very progressive things. But I do not think it's fair to call her a progressive prosecutor. She is a prosecutor who wanted to get reelected when she took progressive stances when they were popular and increased her odds of getting elected. That's not one hundred percent of the time. She did take some bold cases but that was not the norm for her career right. Take where I land on calculates calculated. She called herself a tough progressive. I believe I saw that somewhere and you know again. Yeah Yeah. It's not as progressive as you think she would like Yeah it's very interesting. One quick thing about about her time as a g I guess in twenty thirteen. She did not prosecute Steve Mnuchin Bank One West Bank despite there Being evidence of misconduct and later Mnuchin donated two thousand dollars to her campaign about that. Why do you think he did that? Well well you know why do you think why does one. And why does one not I it's important no. She did not vote. She voted against his confirmation as Secretary Secretary of so the buck stopped their stuff. There sometimes the buck does stop where where it should stop cody. Do you WanNa talk a bit about out her platform and and I think honestly of car we've covered a lot of it just sort of talking about these events because because like we said like she is against the death penalty now that is part of our platform her history and that is a little shaky Yeah clearly clearly choosing to To be that sometimes and not be that other times She wants to Just issue with a cash bail. Okay she wants it's too Reform slash reduce cash bail. But as her time as a returnee I don't read about this. Here's a quote from her people. Come to San Francisco. Oh to commit crimes because it's cheaper to do it. So she wanted to San Francisco but she. She wanted to raise cash bail during that time time. I love the picture that paints of criminals. Hey Chuck you know what this book. And I don't Wanna I don't WanNa be crime in Milwaukee to sweat. Let's go to San Francisco. Yeah we'll save. Money with crimes are paved with gold. It's warm enough to sleep on the street. Yes a little a little will a little much. It's a little Sarah but also inconsistent with how she's framing it now and also I think it's telling that she's saying that she wants to reform cash bail and reduce cash bail as opposed to just abolish cash. Bail okay Because that I mean that's what you would If you were like really progressive and wanting to like reduce this you would say well. We shouldn't have cash right. It's easily Easily manipulated and in benefits to reduce it. And there's nothing too extreme. It's sort of talk the middle of calculating how how much you can go how much you can't yes. Yeah it's like Oh you get impaled by an iron bar well. Let's replace that with a slightly smaller iron bar. Don't you feel better now. It looks are smaller does looks it feels smaller so the cash bail is interesting. She says she wants to get rid of mandatory minimum sentencing. So that's something where it's like. No we should get rid of this so want to give her a little credit. That's where that's do one thing She does want to end is private prisons now. Great although as we sort of talked It does seem like like she doesn't necessarily want to do that. Because of all the free labor kit from prisons and she's been criticized the past for not using her position as g to oppose government. Jerry Brown In response to a prison overcrowding. He wanted to move inmates to private prisons and she Did Not fight back on that So again little inconsistency seems to be calculated and I just wanted to bring up this thing with the the firefighting. Because when you have that that happened and you're talking about things like you you know. She's supportive of things like the green new deal vaguely not like not specifically the green new deal but we were talking about that and all the sort of work that needs to be done. It sort of makes you wonder like like where. Where's that Labor going to come from from somebody who has Supported keeping people in prison because of the Free Labor that it offers us. Yeah Yeah it's one of those things when you when I look at like okay if You know a again again is secret like my my my my topic would be Bernie Sanders. I think my my two would be warned if I think about who I would prefer outside of those. I'm not saying to come on top top of that list. She's someone who I don't trust who make principle moral stances and I don't trust you take on her own serious action for things that are immediately necessarily like massive sweeping criminal justice reform like climate change legislation. I do trust that. She's someone who wants to be elected elected enough. That is there if there is a sustained in large scale campaign. Right push those things. She will do what she thinks. Popular and and that. That's not a negative when you compare it to where we are right. Now we're we're no action will ever be right liberal politician. Yeah exactly exactly But like yeah also I. It's it's a bummer. To be like to be at that point I like well at least this personal stand up for what's right. If millions of people protest best in favor of it if we shame her into action she will take action right. Yeah which is not the worst case scenario. I mean yeah certainly have been presidents than you can't say the same for yes. I ever a lot of people when they're talking about why they want Kamla or at least before is that they want to see her on a debate stage with Donald Trump and I get the comp- the appeal of that. But but I well first of all I don't know if Donald Trump show up for a debate with Kamla Harris but also donald trump would show up for a debate with Joe Biden. What what yeah? What would he have to gain from it? Yeah maybe nothing to lose nothing to gain. He would just not do beef exactly. Yes he is. Michael Shot out here is that he will say something along the lines of I think my record for president speaks for itself and I have no need to debate an opponent ever had a story. Maybe I'll be wrong. I'm just I am excited to see her question him in an impeachment hearing or something she's great in the theater Jackley. I look Ford to a bunch of lawyers. Who are senators doing that in court I think they're desiring that aside from whether or not he's GonNa show up is a silly reason to want somebody to be the president. What's going to happen when those debates over in the election's over other we've he's got a president? Yeah I kinda think debating is a lot like actually running for public office and I think this is something I did. Debate eight for basically all of high school and I was not the best at it but I made it to nationals one year and I was I was like very highly ranked within my state. I was good at it and one of the things that the good thing that you do. That speech and debate teaches you how to make an affirmative and negative argument with any. I think always a helpful thing. Whenever you're trying to understand an issue issue is to figure out the best case for and against it and then sort of like you can? That is one way you can arrive at truth. The downside is that and this is something you'll see with Ben Shapiro. One of the real easy ways to win is to just lie or twist the facts in a way that you know your opponent won't be ready to counter because all that matters is actually scoring points in the moment and objective truth truth has nothing to do with winning debate and it sort of similar to running for office where taking a stance that wins the argument is often better taking a stance that is the right thing. Which is why I get? I don't I don't I don't like bates per se like yeah. Yeah yeah all the candidates talk and argue their points but yeah especially debates between politicians who are Sou- doing specifically. It's like well. What do you actually believe? Oh I can actually look at a record of four. That slice people are more drawn to Bernie and to Warren. Yeah right if not sell manure the younger but why for one is the appeal of those two candidates. It's why an elderly wild the old haired socialist has become one of those popular politicians in the country for basically shouting numbers at people for the last six years. Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah. Yeah he's after six years everybody is saying healthcare's of human right. Yes yes you say it over and over because you believe it then everyone else will catch on history. Books will love matter what happens career that is true. He's a lovable man. Happy Birthday whenever your birthday is burning Speaking of we talk about this a lot we're talking about Medicare for all on the show and because that's going to be a large part of the Alleged debate going forward. And it's definitely Debate topic amongst the candidates. It's for the Democratic primary And I think just sort of to color what we've been talking about in this history. Kamal Mall was one of the first people to come out in favor of Bernie Sanders Medicare for all plants. She ran an ad in August in two thousand eighteen. I was proud to be the first Senate Democrat to come out and support of Bernie Sanders Medicare for all bill It is absurd that we are the only major industrialized nation in the world. Not to guarantee healthcare to all people and your name if you agree. It's time for Medicare for all and that is true. She came out. There was a big press conference. You see all the different senators who support that and since then. She has slowly drifted away from that At a large donor fundraiser In the Hamptons of all places She was heard to have said She had not been comfortable with Bernie's plan okay and so that sort of has driven us to where she is. Now which is calling it medicare for all I will say it is is Better than like a Buddha judge okay medicare for all who wanted or Medicare if you sign that kind of thing. So she's not that far from it but it is a she. I think she would call it a middle ground attempt at at a Medicare plan that includes private insurance. It's still which I'm surprised that you changed your opinion prize. You Change Your opinion. I wonder if it's from Maybe donors from like like the Pharma Industry and things like that and just sort of that. Calculus codeine cody. This is not a conspiracy theory. PODCAST and your crackpot pot theories about money influencing politics are not welcome here okay. Good luck with podcast. audie bringing the dog from Frazier. We are bringing in the dog from frazier. This is the Frazier Castle Kate O.. Robert that Talk Talk Yes oh God Saudi Arabia the dog that they got the play. Play the dog after the first dog dot is probably well. I mean I heart does keep a witch doctor on staff back on something. I desperately need witchdoctor. Why don't we finish this episode inside if you're back on the pod we don't have to get into too much? It's just that the the the comparison of now to earlier it does seem like she sort of jumped on the bandwagon as it was very very popular and she wanted to be the first on there to sort of get those ads out early on and maybe get like an email like donor lists and get get sort of her name and the access and sort of build her brand up and then distanced herself look qualcomm private insurance really good. We don't lose that right So that's just something to think about thinking about after something to think about i. I love thinking I'm tired of it. I'm middle ground. I'm feeling Kamala about it. That was pretty interesting. We learned a lot today. It's yeah I went through like sort of an arc is I was reading about time as AG. Where like I? I started reading some of those advocate articles or positive. You know she did a lot of really good stuff. LGBT people that like was not common in that period. For someone in your position to do and I was like maybe maybe I got the shit wrong. Maybe being unfair to her and then like it's like this Parabola of hitting a certain point and then hitting the right articles like oh no no eh. We're a win. A roller coaster ride is digging through it. You're like okay. Oh -Kay that's also ah shit calculated and you're trying to do the middle ground and trying to please these people. The time is right and these people in the other times. Then you're going to have that journey and I guess that's also why going back to what I said at the beginning about her relationship with Willie Brown and the criticism she's received is like yeah again. She had to start. This was a politician and she's smart. She's maneuvered through this and you can't you can't take a you can't give credit to him for this year that she's I mean listen. Listen to her answer About the transgender prisons stuff young politician answering. Oh my God. Yeah Yes Sir were you. Were you drunk driving when you ran in to that family of elderly people walking down the street. We'll you know I think drunk driving a real problem and I think we need to look seriously both the societal and the personal emotional causes of such things. And I I really think we we have to treat it like the problem that it is now. Will you help me pull this his corpse out of the grill on my f one fifty before I roll ride along. I've got more Tequila. The drink thunderous applause. Take a serious look at the safety of cars. I'm not wrong if I didn't really question I feel like I guess so. If that was just a random them state radio okay. We've got to worry about cars. You're right yeah yeah. Mullah Harris PRO DRUNK DOC driving here stands last. Yeah and you're thinking of Beto Beto as he drunkenly escape escapee's album I really if if he changed his slogan to just Cowabunga. I'M GONNA be all in all he would trump with trump would have resigned. Congress unanimously to make him the president like Mitch McConnell like sits back you know what yes everything. You would've taken off his tie. Put it over before or we could do an episode on him. My family is yours. You are by now. I want to ask in a serious note. If beddoe had had thought drinking a beer on stage would have won him votes. What what sort of six back with me because I am I go back and forth between what kind of Burrito brought out one end is he would have picked like a super hipster or something like like like really niche? That he had been a beer guy about the other is he would have gone with like the most stereotypically blue-collar beer pasta rolled out with a Miller lite or something like that. Yeah one of the Water Beers. Yeah part of me thinks he might have done it with Texas beer and if he did like this is only. We're GONNA make sense to texts people. There's the right answer in the wrong answer if you roll it on stage with Texas the right answer is shiner. Bock in the wrong answer is Lone Star and I'm certain he would have done alone star. I am not from Texas and I agree with you. Also yeah cert- as someone who has vomited up his body weight in both of those beers he would have he would have he would've rolled out with the lone star and he would have been wrong to do it. And this is my stance for the fourteen people from Texas listening right. They knew what attracted open. How're Berga didn't even Sarah? Yeah right you can't even do that right. I all right off the rails real real. Well what about. This is the worst year ever but we can make it more tolerable. Bhai occasionally laughing about strange it is the the man is going to bring us all together and twenty twenty. It's not going to do anything else. From all right. You can find us online on instagram and on twitter at worst year pod. I'm gave his stole my name. Same name same. Cody Johnston Johnston thank you. Same unnamed say. That's a song I know. Just move child got it. I got a pop. 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Kamala Harris in Iowa
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Senator Kamala Harris, she joined Jake tapper on stage at Drake university in Des Moines last night for a town hall and took questions from potential Iowa democratic caucus goers one of those questions was questioned about healthcare. And I want you to hear an interesting exchange as Jake followed up on that question about Medicare for all. Now, just remember comma Harris as has Elizabeth born and Cory Booker signed on to. The Bernie Sanders Medicare for all plan their co-sponsors this was something year or so ago that Sanders sort of it was his post-presidential campaign back to life in the Senate pursuing his policy agenda, and it was the first real big indication as these other potential twenty twenty candidates got on board with it of just where they all sensed that the gravitational pull was moving in the Democratic Party on these you have health care to the left not just tinkering with and fixing whatever Democrats may believe still ails ObamaCare scrapping that and going to a full on socialized medicine Medicare for all government paid for plan. Now this of course, was at the heart of the Bernie Sanders versus Hillary Clinton democratic nomination battle in 2016, obviously, Hillary Clinton won that battle went on to be the nominee. But it is amazing to think about that. Just two years. And three months after Hillary Clinton was on the ballot in November two thousand sixteen as the nominee of the Democratic Party that was just two years and three months ago and last night you heard one of the major contenders for the democratic nomination. Kamala Harris fully embrace Medicare for all not equivocate in any way, saying things and taking a policy position that just two years ago, the democratic nominee would not have dreamed of taking again just showing where the party has moved on this issue. But I want you to hear how comma Harris answered Jake's question at the town hall last night here Senator Harris. Well, listen, the idea is that everyone gets access to medical care, and you don't have to go through the process of going through an insurance company. Let's eliminate all of that. Let's move on. So just, you know, get rid of them. All now, Senator Harris, I should note. These should not be. A surprise to anyone that knows that she signed onto the Medicare for all Bill. This is exactly what Bernie Sanders. Bill does aid eliminates private insurance companies in the puts them out of business because the notion is that the government would be running healthcare. And now, I don't think there's like great popularity in America for health insurance companies almost everyone I know doesn't like interacting with their health insurance company, but this gets to the larger debate of a capitalist society versus a socialist society. And we've seen the numbers inside the Democratic Party about those who identify with socialist policies on the rise. But of course, it will surprise none of you that, you know, Republicans immediately jumped on this and said, you know, this is now going to help them portray Harris as a. California west coast liberal elite doesn't understand mainstream America because she says let's just get away. Get rid of all the insurance companies. They're going to try to make it, you know, seem radical in and out of the mainstream. It's not just Republicans though, who are taking this opera to the to take a swing at Harris as you may have heard Howard Schultz, the former CO Starbucks announced on sixty minutes this weekend that he is very much considering an independent bid for the presidency spending, his vast fortune or a portion of it to win the presidency as an independent now, he has called himself a lifelong democrat, and this is, of course, enraged, Democrats, and progressives because they think Schultz independent bid would inevitably split the anti-trump anti-incumbent vote in two thousand twenty and give Trump an actual path in an opening to reelection for a second term if indeed the anti-trump food get split but apart from that. Progressive democratic backlash to Schultz floating this idea, which by the way, he says he's a book tour. He's not going to decide this for three months, if he's going to do it or not, but Schultz also took the opportunity of what Harris said last night to differentiate himself and explain you know, why he's not running in the democratic primary. He thinks that party has moved to a place where we have to be for something like that. And he knows that those are not kiss views despite being a lifelong democrat here is how Schultz characterized his take on what Harris said last night. It just played Senator Harrison saying she wants to abolish the insurance industry. That's that's not correct. And that's not American. What's next? What industry are we going to abolish next the coughing industry? But the think we should get rid of the insurance industry again. This is exactly the situation. It's it's far to extremes on both sides. And the silent majority of America does not have a voice now Maeve rested. My colleagues CNN's national political reporter here. She spoke with an adviser to comma Harris this morning who told her that her answer on Medicare for all is exactly where they want her positioned for this democratic nomination contest. And I do think if she answered any other way in the moment, then to fully embrace what the Bill is. Yes, she may know that she would get attacks from Republicans or maybe an independent like Schultz just did. But that she would be in line with the democratic electorate on this, which is obviously her first mission here in trying to win the democratic nomination. But that she would also avoid the sort of cautious or over nuanced kind of answer that famously tripped up Hillary Clinton back in two thousand seven as an example when she was asked that question in that debate in Philadelphia about whether or not she supported driver's licenses for illegal immigrants, and or the John Kerry famous attack. From the Bush folks in four on he was four before he was against it. She was trying to avoid that more politicians speak. It seems to me and just sort of own what she is a co-sponsor for at least I thought that. And then they're, you know, this aide tells may rest in that they're very pleased with that in. It's exactly where they wanted to be. They're not gonna walk it back at all right now. Even though now this is interesting when the aide tells mayve, even though she is open to a structure where there's basically a Medicare for all option for everyone, but people could have supplemental insurance now, that's not the Sanders. Bill that she's a co-sponsor of that added line right there from this Harris aid while saying they're happy where she positioned herself in the democratic nomination fight is actually a hedge. And a slight walk back. Not at all with Senator Harris did last night on the town hall stage in Iowa. No, she did know hedging, but. An aide to her campaign told Maeve that she is open to this other structure where you could have supplemental insurance I think Brian shots. The democrat of Wii as a Bill like that a Medicaid where it's like any tries to make Medicare more of a public option style thing that is quite different than the line left wants to see on a pure Medicare for all place, which is how Harris presented herself last night on the town hall stage. But then the aid brought this up the aid also told Maeve that they welcomed the fight over this policy position. And certainly don't mind Schultz coming after helps totally burnish her credentials with with the left and with the progressives. But the aid went on to tell me expect to see her Harris show more nuance as the election evolves. That is really intriguing because Harris on the town. Stage did nothing at all to suggest that she wasn't anything. But all in on Medicare for all even if it meant getting rid of insurance companies, but then we see this slight hedge in this reporting from may've, we'll see if Harris attempts any of that or perhaps the aid in Arizona, not fully aligned at the moment. This is just a space to watch folks because this is the tension and the potential danger. Now, I'm not suggesting that a general election candidate not may be able to successfully run on this Medicare for all plan. I don't think we know the answer if America will fully reject that in the way that many Republicans or centrists think it is an outlandish plan. We'll see we'll see how if the nominee of the Democratic Party is indeed running on Medicare for all in this way. Like the Sanders. Bill there's going to be a real philosophical huge sort of capitalist versus socialist debate. That will unfold before the American people, and we'll see how they respond to that. But the concern always when you're dealing with the nomination race is in either party. Do you do run so much to the base of the party in the nomination season that it makes it harder to win over a majority of Americans in enough states to get to two hundred seventy electoral votes, come the general election season. And the successful candidates that have gone on to win the White House. They navigate that tension and terrain successfully enough to make it to the White House, and that is one of the things that will be watching for very closely throughout this entire season. Especially as we know that the Democratic Party is becoming more enlivened and the enthusiasm in the party is in this left progressive wing of the party right now. So how Harris moves forward with this? Now that it's getting some blowback is going to be a fascinating thing to watch. That doesn't for this edition of the daily DC. Thank you all so much for listening. Hope you'll tune in again right here tomorrow. 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Will Kamala Harris endorse her former rival?
"Welcome to the LID for meet the press. I'm Mark Murray. If politics makes strange bedfellows this development sure seem stranger than most especially for those of us who paid close attention to the twenty twenty democratic race for president. Uh Kamala Harris is thinking about endorsing Joe Biden. That's the reporting from the New York Times citing multiple Democratic officials. Familiar with harasses assist deliberations. And that has me thinking about these exchanges from the first round of democratic debates back in June I do not. I believe you are a racist and I agree with you when you commit yourself to the importance of finding common ground but I also oh believe and it is personal and I was actually very it was hurtful to hear you talk about the reputations of two United States state senators who built their reputations and career on the segregation of race in this country and it was not only that but ah you also worked with them to oppose busing. Biden responded with this mischaracterized my position across the board. I did not trays raise racist. That is not true number one number two if we want to have this campaign litigated on who support civil rights whether I did or not. I'm happy to do that and then came this clash today. Do you agree today that you were wrong to oppose busing. In America Erica. Do agree did not oppose busing in America. What I posed is bussing ordered by the Department of Education. That's what I opposed. It was the most explosive Senate exchanges in the democratic debate season at least until that hot might moment when Elizabeth Warren refused to shape shape Bernie Sanders his hand after getting questions about Warren's claim that Sanders told her a woman couldn't beat trump in twenty twenty claim sanders denies and while it's unclear if Harris does end up endorsing Biden The Times reports at the California. Senator is wary about how Biden might do in her home state in Harris or is also gave an interview where she said her mind is made up their alliance does make some ideological sense especially at the Democratic race turns into a contest test between Biden and Bernie Sanders. They also have a similar voter coalition with African Americans with Democrats more in the middle of the ideological article spectrum and with trump being seen as the country's biggest problem rather than the system that most animate Sanders and Elizabeth Warren and it would would submit Kamla Harrison status to be on Joe Biden's vice presidential list a prospect that does seem less likely if sanders or warren become the nominee but more than anything else the news is a reminder that with Iowa just more than a week away. Endorsement Seasons in full swing the even for the strangest bedfellows. No matter what was said during the debates for us will be back on Monday when the caucuses will be officially one week away. Be sure to download us on your favorite podcast APP. Hey it's MSNBC's Chris as this week on. My podcast wise is happening. I'll be talking with sports. Writer Howard Bryant and talk about the Astros Cheating Scandal which is wild why Colin Kaepernick still still isn't playing in the N._F._l.. And the intersection of race and Sports in Donald Trump's America. That's this week. I'm why is this happening available now. Wherever you're listening to this podcast.
Aug. 11 - Acting DHS Sec. Kevin McAleenan, Sen. Kamala Harris
"This sunday a nation on edge as to communities born we need he'll need to love the president trump lashes out at his critics the very dishonest people in this probably why he got zero percent and democrats unify in opposition position to the president on guns race and white supremacy. He is a big hit with white supremacists. This white nationalist will the shootings lead to new new regulations on god's do meaningful very meaningful background checks. Mitch mcconnell's getting just a little bit worried my view yeah that'd be a walk uh-huh and after the largest targeted attack on latinos in modern american history hundreds are arrested in workplace immigration rates steve my guest this morning acting homeland security secretary kevin macarena also after jeffrey epstein accused of sex trafficking dies is in federal custody. There are new questions for trump's justice department's plus my on the trail interview with senator kamala harris on the president people aren't afraid in our country and honor campaign. There is some confusion about we're finally all eyes on iowa. Hello <music> twenty two presidential candidates blitz the first in the nation caucus state joining me for insight and analysis n._b._c. news white house correspondent kristen welker hugh hewitt host on the salem radio network. Maria theresa kumar president voted latino and robert costa national political reporter for the washington post walk into sunday. It's meet the press from n._b._c. News in washington the longest show in television history. This is reports sunday morning as the country struggles to process the events of the last weekend as we grapple once again with our gun culture. This wound feels deeper and a bit rar. It was a week that the country needed a president to do what presidents have done in the past provide solace and healing and remind us all that the american story travels on that arc of history that bends toward justice instead president trump delivered a teleprompter message of unity on monday and then spent most of the rest of the week attacking taking his political foes calling mayor wales news conference a fraud saying texas congressman joaquin castro makes a fool of himself every time he opens his mouth and telling better o'rourke of el paso texas to quote be quiet even comparing his crowd size to better works during a visit to paso hospital democrats turned earned ramped up their rhetoric blaming the president and many calling him a white supremacist six and a half years after newtown two years after charlottesville what does happen now. We'll a bill strengthening strengthening background checks gain momentum or will we see the predictable wash rinse repeat cycle of inaction or gridlock on the issue of guns play out again well the trump administration surprise its critics and fully engaged in addressing domestic terrorism particularly its links to white supremacist ideology or will that problem continue to fester just this week from las vegas to toledo ohio the winter park florida arrests were made after domestic terror threats as the threat rises. Only a president can lead the conversation the problem this president who has wielded the politics braces a political cudgel stoking it. We need meaningful background. Check so that people don't get gun. President trump under political pressure after mass shootings in el paso and dayton is promising new gun regulations. We'll see where the n._r._a. Will be but we have to have meaningful background background checks. It's a message that may sound familiar after las vegas. We'll be talking about gun. Laws as time goes after parkland will be doing the background checks in the end. The president and senate republicans failed to support background. Check legislation different time goes by. I don't think i'm different but i think the senate is different. I think other people in the house are different but a spokesman for senate republican leader mitch mcconnell said he is not yet endorsed any legislation. That's after pushback for these comments thursday but we can't do is is failed fail to pass something you know by uh-huh just walking up and failing to pass. That's that's unacceptable. The only thing new law would do would drive a wedge between trump and his voters and the n._r._a. Red flag laws which identify extreme risk individuals and empower family and law enforcement to intervene to temporarily remove their guns have broad public support and eighty nine percent of americans including eighty four percent of republicans support background checks at gun shows or other private sales president trump. Ralph wants to have everything both ways he wants to say oh. Yes i could support changes on gun safety and say but let's all be sure to without the n._r._a. Democrats are also raising their rhetoric on the president blaming him for stoking hatred. This is white nationalism. This is white supremacy. <music> is a big hit with white supremacists the president of white supremacist he is i think it's a disgrace and i think it shows how desperate the democrats out democrats point mr trump's rhetoric in the months before the passover shooter targeted latinos killing twenty two people it is an invasion. You know i call it. Invasion invasion invasion invasion invasion invasion on wednesday the same day president trump visited el paso ice rated seven food processing plants in mississippi arresting about six hundred and eighty undocumented workers me uh-huh he's greenland knows but federal authorities have yet to announce charges against the companies themselves as a very very good deterrent. If people come into our country illegally going out and joining me now is the acting secretary of homeland security kevin macarena lina secretary mcelwain and welcome to meet the press <hes> let me start with those raids in mississippi <hes> they were followed closely by the violence in el paso some headlines around the country this week about many hispanic communities just not feeling safe including in the clarion ledger there in jackson mississippi tremendous fear <hes> boston globe <hes> hispanics annex congregants saying that they're scared. I understand that the racial plan for some time. Was there any thought at postponing it just simply the timing so let me start with the community now paso that's. That's our community. That's a department of homeland security community. There's four thousand families air protecting that border there largely hispanic are primarily hispanic so this was an attack you know pass on us on our community and it's something we responded to operationally and that we need to respond to to be clear about what happened here. It was hate eight was domestic terrorism and its responsibility to do more to address it. In terms of the ice operations. These are enforcement operations that are part of their daily cycle. Something like this has been implant for over a year now. This is a criminal investigation with fourteen federal warrants issued by a judge an ice had to follow through on that it was already planned and emotion. Did you know this raid was going to happen this week. In advance were you informed of. This was the president informative this so. The president doesn't run law enforcement operations. I was of course informed of it but but this is done would there was no thought of postponing it even a week even weeks. Considering the sensitivity of you saw the headlines. You've seen it and i know you are want to be sensitive to this. Was there any thought postponing it so these employers are exploiting undocumented workers. This is a situation where you have six hundred eighty arrests just in this one operation that it means those those employers are just ignoring the law entirely in what they do. That's why judge gave us a warrant to go after them and this is in the middle of an ongoing criminal investigation. We do expect to continue forward with <hes> towards charges so it's interesting. You just said you were talking about the employers. The only people arrested with employees why so as i said we're in the middle of an ongoing investigation you got a warrant from federal judge with probable cause you then go gather evidence at the sites and then you look at the appropriate charges in concert with the department the justice and the u._s. attorney not to see i look this is what isis worked for. This is what the website says. There's a workforce enforcement. This is what it says on isis website ice will obtain dighton. It's criminal arrests or search warrants or commitment from the u._s. Attorney's office to prosecute the targeted employer before arresting employees <music> for civil immigration violations worksite. This looks like the exact opposite you arrested. The employees about half of houma been released perhaps because they work here legally none of these employers in fact we had law enforcement. Tell us they couldn't even tell us which companies were targetting who committed the crime didn't the employer commit the crime of course and we do have those employers in names who were targeting the finish the investigation very similar in tennessee over one hundred and fifty arrests <hes> eighteen months ago. We now have an individual employer. Who's got a year and a half sentence in federal prison for this effort. We're in the middle of the criminal investigation in this case. We'll be pursued. These were these. I mean six hundred agents. It's aren't a standing. They were drawn from all sorts of parts of the country. You have said the re. The system is stressed. Targeting non violent undocumented people is that the priority should the priority be of the criminals that supposedly the gang. If that's the priority what evidence that these people were harming society so let me be clear that priority right now is our security crisis humanitarian and security pretty crisis at the border so this and not on the border so let me explain so seventy five percent of those people that isis taking into custody are coming from recent border entrance the remaining twenty five percent eighty five percent of those are criminals or people that are mandatory detention that this group is the smaller part of this group but you have to have a balancing unfortuna- strategy we've got to start with our partisan central america and mexico. We've got to secure the border but we also have to have interior enforcement to to stop this incentive. This work opportunity opportunity that we have in the u._s. That employers are exploiting. I k- i understand that but your rhetoric doesn't match the action. The action targeted employee not the employer. You're the employer has not been targeted here. The sick the five companies in fact they claim innocence in all of this. They claim they followed the law so you targeted this. It's it's clear they're not. It's the this is one of those things. It's an open secret food. Processing plants in this country are don't work without undocumented labor so again. This is a criminal investigation of the employers who are exploiting undocumented workforce and skirting our laws now when you do a operation at a worksite you can't ignore and people were better there without the proper permission to be in the united states. You don't know who they are over. Two hundred of these individuals had a criminal record in the u._s. <hes> many had green cards and we're here here legally that i can get you that information but of the six alive presumed guilty of this sixty eighty arrests. We don't have that any information that they had green cards. They were all taken in process and i think it's important check. You had a lot of really sympathetic video. There and i wanna tell you that ice took great pains to make sure that there were no child dependent care issues that were ignored thirty. Two of the arrestees were released on site at the plant another two hundred seventy within the first day of the operation. That's forty. Five percent of the people arrested released for humanitarian reasons including childcare. They took this very seriously. They had a process with fourteen different case workers in phones available to call aw and find parents in kids and make arrangements so this is was done with sensitivity. You say it's done with sensitivity and yet we have kids without parents and there wasn't and there wasn't a warning. There wasn't any warning because the fear was oh then people would flee what what would have been what why not try to keep family units. Why not get the schools involved so that they're not caught by surprise so we did have ice agents at each of the schools as a lease but they didn't know in advance. They didn't know anything. Anything can't tell someone you're going to do a law enforcement operation again the the targets of that operation. We could destroy evidence. There could be lots of different reactions to that <hes> you. You've got to do it with with appropriate operational protections all right. I want to move to the issue of domestic terrorism the report this week that <hes> your department and i don't know whether this this is the folks currently at the department or previous homeland security administration folks but there was a headline here in c._n._n. That basically the white house rebuffed attempts by d. h. s. to make combating adding domestic terrorism gleaming white supremacy a higher priority. Can you confirm this story. I can't confirm this or it was not involved in that back and forth but what i can tell you is a national counterterrorism strategy for the first time prioritizes domestic terrorism in multiple places in specifically calls out racially motivated violent extremism and we've taken that direction and move forward on our intelligence and analysis division has increased dramatically the number of reports on domestic terrorism hundreds last year one hundred and fifty percent increase. Those reports are getting greater fidelity in in greater <hes> review by our state local partners and we've been we've been after this problem for several years of s. I believe that has the white house been as supportive as they could. I'm getting all the support i'm asking for. Obviously they're directing a plan right now through the national security council to look at what additional resources and one additional procedures we can take as an inter agency agency but i want to give you a sense of the scope of this effort d._h._s. Our cybersecurity and infrastructure security agency is doing hundreds of trainings reaching tens of thousands of people are are you a secret service. The world leading capability to understand mass attacks in public spaces. They just released last report with all the indicators recent attacks with the whole of community effort. We we can identify these individuals upfront. They always show signs of concern and we're out there training working with state and local first responders and mental health providers to give them that information. We're gonna the increase that offer since nine eleven. There've been more victims in america domestic terrorism. International terrorism is a fair to say d._h._s. You were told to be an worry about international terrorism. I is it fair to say that you want to change the priority that your priority needs to be domestic terrorism. Is that a greater threat right now than international terrorism absolutely so d- it just has to balance balance <hes> threats and we have to address multi missions remember department of justice and the f._b._i. The lead for domestic terrorism investigations and preventions most of d._h._s.'s operational channel capacity is focused on border and international issues but our ability to support state and locals to provide that prevention awareness and response capability. That's where we're emphasizing our effort with with not only in the secret service but fema <hes> the whole elements of the department that we can make an impact with i want to go back to the mississippi rate one more time in this given the emotions of the country right now in hindsight. Do you wish this rate didn't happen this week. The timing was unfortunate kevin mcelwain and by the way if you're offered the job permanently would you accept it. I'm focused on solving problems check. We're working on an entire international strategy. I do want to emphasize the overcrowding situation. Jewish in that challenging conditions at the border have been largely addressed. Thanks to the emergency supplemental funding. We finally secured from congress and our work with mexico guatemala and other central american partners. We're down seventy. Five percent of people in custody. Kids are not waiting to go back to your old job or do you want this job so u._s. Customs protection is my home my agency by dream job but i i'm honored to serve in this role. I think there's tremendous capability at that. We can continue to improve. Would you take it permanently honored to serve right now and i'm trying to solve problems. That's my goal you. You didn't answer it. Is that fair to say that i can say you didn't answer whether that's fair. Okay the secretary macalinsan. Thank you for coming on insurance. The department views on friday. I traveled to sioux city iowa where senator kamala harris was kicking off a five day bus tour the state. We sat down on her campaign bus for her first ever appearance on meet the press and i asked her if labelling the president a white supremacist matters i think it overlooks <hes> the fact of the truth about the history of our country and where we are which which is you know we. We have to speak truth. Racism is real in this country. It was before he was elected. It will be after anti-semitism homophobia transphobia islamaphobia uh-huh these issues are real in our country and we have to speak truth about it and certainly we must point out and never condone anyone who uses their power in a way that fans it but the reality is that these are forms of hate that are not new to our country which have in the history of our country taken lethal proportion and and still today take on lethal proportion and so i believe that the conversation has to be about how we are going to speak truth about the history and then address it and you know when i look at what's happening now chuck just most recently with the with the announcement of the rates for months ago much less what happened in el paso to the most recent raise hundreds of people were were picked up many were released because they probably shouldn't have been picked up in the first place. These people are afraid in our country. You think hispanics feel targeted right now between paseo and this ice raid that took place in mississippi and and this president's presents rhetoric which has been can you say. Can you say anything at this point to reassure hispanic americans. I don't think it would be authentic if he did and i think people are smart enough to. I know that you know there's an old saying judge me by my actions. Not my words and his actions have been to divide to to vilify to to do what is contrary to who we are as americans which is to say it's us versus them as opposed to a president who uses the power of that microphone in a way that is about unifying in lifting up as opposed to beating down. That's what this president does. He beats people down and i will tell you this. It's a sign of a coward what do you how do you strike that balance of hitting him but still trying to win in over some of his supporters ultimately. I know in general election. You do want to win over some supporters. Why do you think they pick. I'm looking for i want to earn every they picked him the first can you used to use the phrase before sixteen campaign but it was in october. You're saying you know this. We're gonna look at ourselves in the mirror well. We did what happened what they said said and i said then and i say today but this is an inflection moment in the history of our country. This is a moment in time where each of us must look in the mirror and collectively. We must look in the mirror and ask this question. Who are we and i think part of the answer to that question is we are better than this. What did we say in sixteen hundred. Here's the thing there are people people who voted for him for a variety of reasons and a lot of it has to do with the promises he made which he has not delivered on because they were false promises and he betrayed a lot of people he came came in saying he was going to help working families everyone from farmers to auto workers you brought up the rates and <hes> mississippi believe it or not law enforcement told are told our news to be told us that they had to be intentionally vague about the companies that were quote rated. Explain to me your your your prosecutor why i why why was the workers targeted and not the company's. Why do the five companies to stay. I is there. Why are there. Why do they have a privacy protection here. Is there something in the law that i'm missing. I know and i don't know why they did what they did. I don't know why they decided to do it right. After el paso and community committed the wrong companies correct if they hired people that weren't citizens. They're the ones in the wrong yes right yes of course of course the employers have to be responsible and they have to do whatever is required by law <hes> but but there's another point here check which is this administration has directed d._h._s. To to conduct these raise as part of what i believe is this administration's campaign of terror which is to make holes that whole populations of people afraid to go to work. Children are afraid to go to school for fear that when they come home their parents won't be there. You have spoken about racism national security issue. You've took. You've spent time in the intel committee. You've been involved in the russia investigation and you. You've said that ah russia targeting us on race proves that are racial strife is a national security issue. How do you get the public to see okay. So russia interfered interfered in the election of the president of the united states regardless of what donald trump says listen to the intelligence community they tell you that that is true because it is true okay so that's a fact which should we label russia's state sponsor of terrorism. I think that is debatable point but i think there's no question they've committed human rights abuse. There's no question they are an adversary massery. There's no question that they have attacked america's democracy ukraine well of course of course crimea we look across the board of course but here's the thing we also so have on this election issue understand that this long standing adversary decided that they wanted to attack as they wanted to attack us where we are strong and one of them almost intangible strengths of america is that we can hold ourselves out as they democracy imperfect owing may be flawed though we may be and it's an intangible strength it gives us the authority to walk in rooms and actually talk about human rights talk talk about civil rights talk about concepts of freedom right so they decide. Let's get at them. Let's attack that so they decide to attack. What is the strongest august pillar of a democracy which is free and open elections so let's get americans going at each other. What's gonna get heat and they tried out a bunch of different different things and you know what caught heat the issue of race so russia exposed america's achilles heel and all of a sudden and guess what for those who want to marginalize the con- the conversation about race and racial inequities and say oh well that's identity politics or that's that's that guess what now it is also a a national security issue and we need to deal with it later this hour more of my interview with senator kamala harris on election security national security overall healthcare and her campaign and we come back the geographic divide over guns used to be a political problem for democrats now. It's republicans struggling state united his uh-huh new for meet the press that chuck todd cast. It's an insider's take on politics twenty twenty election and more candid conversations and some of my favorite reporters about things we usually discuss off camera. Listen for free. Wherever you get your podcast back now with the panel hughhewitt host on the salem radio radio network radio tracer kamara president of oh latina n._b._c. news white house correspondent kristen welker and robert costa national political reporter for the washington post moderator of washington week on p._b._s. <hes> before we get to the issue of guns kristen welker i think we heard interesting news their from a secretary mac lean where he admitted that in hindsight the associates the timing was unfortunate contrast that to the president united states almost cheerleading and saying hey this is what we're doing. It's a deterrent. How is that going to go over well. I thought it was a striking discrepancy in tone after you pressed him a number of times he finally said the timing was unfortunate again. When i asked president trump about this the other day he said yes. It's a deterrent. He really leaned into this strategy. The bottom line is there wasn't a plan for dealing with these kids. The trump trump administration had promised they're going to be any more family separations. There clearly were even those. Some of those families have been put back together. I think the focus does become on the company's. That's where the heat has to be now because if you're choosing all of these migrants of breaking the law you have to put the focus as you so rightly flee pointed out on the companies that were hiring them maria. Obviously i think his response in the timing issue had to do with the impact. It's had on hispanic america well. All the el paso shooting is something that we have to underscore was something that was resounding accumulation of what the president is basically saying the moment. He went down the escalators. He the shooter use these words of invasion of individuals that were coming down and infestation. The driver literally drove eleven ten hours to go to the safest city in the country tree. That's eighty five percent latino to send a message. We now know that he said yes. I went to el paso wanted to cause maximum harm and in the backdrop as the president is landing in el paso so you have one of the largest ice rates in our nation's history so it's really hard to get this idea that the president was really very pass to console while at the same time running these operations operations that separated families and when you heard the secretary talk a little bit about the acting secretary talk about how many he exactly the precise number of criminals but he couldn't tell you how many people were documented that they were caught up in the raid. How many people were american citizens in fact there was their stories that a lot of the folks that were in the plant were actually el paso nave natives so this is the whole not just the optics also. It's not just optimistic policies that this guy this president trading installation of community that makes it feel like yes. He's literally targeting the community disproportionately hugh i saw when when the rates happened. I thought boy this is. This is the typical dysfunctional white house. A functional white house chief of staff would have known own about this going. This is not the week for this whatever you do but now the more we learn. This was no intentional. This is what you do but clearly secretary mclean was is uncomfortable with what he did do a good job explaining the complexity that faces t h s the f._b._i. And d._o._j. I was at d._o._j. For awhile it used to be a law enforcement longtime ago. No one knows all of the various threads that are operating at one point. I think he even indicated. He didn't know that this was going down. The president certainly didn't know that this was going to happen and the optics are in fact not just unfortunate but terrible that said i thought he did a very good job. In pointing pointing out the d h s has four thousand people living in el paso than an attack on el paso by a racist an attack on every american and d h s in el paso has overwhelmingly latino yeah. No i credit him with explaining his best. He could in a short period of time that d._h._s. like the f._b._i. And the d._o._j. Is staffed by wonderful professionals all of whom are trying to do their job and it's a complicated balancing job that the only difference i would say is that he is the one that is the head of that department of ice. He is the boss the fact for the boss yes. It did not know that they're going to undertake the largest raid in american history that is really hard to fathom robert costa this we know we know the president takes a special interest in ice and we know he has a relationship with the current acting director too so it does feel as if sometimes you wonder is he micromanaging these operations i should maybe not the specifics but the larger tactics stephen miller inside of the white house has always had a heavy hand in immigration policy. The white house is is also paying attention to the political cost of these activities suburban voters. Even in red states are paying attention. Some of them are taking a back. I was on the ground and in the atlanta suburbs this week talking voters in a place like shambling georgia that has a vibrant latino community with white voters as well taken aback by what's happening happening with ice with the mass shootings as you look ahead to twenty twenty. Both parties are looking to those kinds of voters. Does this stormy confluence of all of these issues whether it's the ice rates for violence in america does that prompt some voters to rethink president trump well. Let's talk about the gun issue specifically what i found fascinating this week. Is that what used to be. I divide on the democrats on geography guys is now. I think hugh hewitt let me show you this a divide among republicans this on the red flag laws and i it's pretty pretty stark stark here john barossa steve daines of wyoming montana new <hes> do process component knee jerk reactions more gun laws are not the solution rural states contrast that with rick scott and pat toomey of florida and pennsylvania lots of suburban voters rick scott. We must not allow people who threaten to harm themselves or others to have guns and pat toomey my focus on keeping guns in the hands of people who should not have guns it is the republican senator divided most san geography and they are divided by governors versus senators governor doug ducey of arizona introduced the stop order severe threat order of protection last year after parkland and he is pushing for it again the n._r._a. Supports that governor mike dewine this week of ohio step forward with a stop order. They're also called ergo. There are lots of governors governors. Swing state got that's right and they understand that i think robert just referenced suburban mothers at suburban. Dads and grandparents and everybody in the country wants people who are obviously not right in the head not to have guns okay. Bob costra just said that the trump reelection team is well aware of their suburban problem. What does the president think does. He think combating the n._r._a. Is is is going to hurt. It is base or does sitting with the n._r._a. Hurt hurt suburban was what does he care about more. I think he thinks he can convince his base. I think he cares about the the n._r._a. Membership not we believe he'll do this. I got into it the last two so. I pressed him on this. He made the argument that it's time look democrats control the house. He's aware of that. He sees that as a potential opportunity. I can tell you that inside republican circles they feel as though the n._r._a. Leadership has been weakened because of some of the controversies controversies that they've been dealing with an everyone brings up the issue of the suburbs chuck so that is a real concern and i think president trump remember. He doesn't fit into a neat box when it comes to a political party. I think he wants to see this. Get done the skepticism time because a whole month is going to go by before congress comes back in that loses mcconnell. Don't make a pledge to vote on something. He doesn't make pledges to vote on anything very often so something readings. She leaves he is he. This is one of the few moments where the president can actually bring in and neutralize is a lot of his critics if they were able to do something meaningful on guns but this idea this before out no but this is this is this is for fundamentally different because you see the movement of white suburban women. This is a top of mind when they put it back on their kid and take him to school. They want the kid to come back home briefly. The legislative reality based on my conversations with top senators in both parties is is that red flag laws because of those comments by senator barrasso and other republicans probably not going to move forward background checks. That's the only game in town. The question now is will president trump land any political capital to mansion when you talk to people close to senator manchin toomey. They say that's the only thing that could move forward. I get killed here very quickly. Is anybody at the white house appalled call. The president tweeted conspiracy theories involving jeffrey epstein. I reached out to just about everyone at the white house. No response bottom line. I don't think they have one chuck. Everyone agrees. The investigation has to the phone. This is the first big test for the bar justice department. When we come back more of my sit down with senator kamala harris on the issue that has tested her campaign and divided twenty twenty democrats healthcare talk in your plan. Employers are no longer going to be the place you get insurance correct. That's right and here's wives. Why should you have to stay a job. You don't want welcome back. No one issue seems to divide the democratic party and the twenty twenty race right now more than and healthcare and senator harris has struggled to define her position and the second part of our conversation. I challenged her to explain it but we did begin with national security being on the committee. What is the hot spot. You have learned about now that we're not paying enough attention to what's what what is something. You're picking up on this intel committee. You realize boykin president that's going to be on my. It's everything that you know about. It's everything from cybersecurity which includes listen the <hes> previously jay johnson. The previous head of the department of homeland security designated out elections infrastructure is critical infrastructure structure of the united states as critical as as our electrical grids as critical as our financial right and it has been attacked so that's one of the greatest is threats to us <hes> but cyber-security broadly speaking. I've been working on this since i was attorney. General california where i led the second largest department of justice in the united states we have got to do a better a new job of securing our infrastructure as it relates to our power grids as it relates to art i would what is going on in terms of medical systems what is going on in terms of our financial systems. We're very vulnerable to cyber threats. Let's talk about healthcare okay. <hes> there is some confusion about where where you are in healthcare. Whether it's a lot of it has to do with the sloganeering right medicare for all over here you have enhanced obamacare but they're let me ask you this. You wanna doing new system it over ten year period. There's a lot of people said we're in the middle of still trying to build the last system. The last system hasn't been fully implemented. Medicaid is not in all fifty states. Why do the new system before you find out if this does this one won't work so let me start by saying. I was very proud as attorney general california to be among the leaders who defended the affordable care act what president obama accomplished was historic many presidents before him attempted to reform america's healthcare system and failed failed. He accomplished it with the affordable care act. He has also said he is used a term starter house that it was a good beginning. We need to build on it. Why because currently there are thirty million americans without healthcare. There's building on and there's buying a new house and i say this. If we're gonna use the house analogy i guess the question does your plan as your family grows you probably the bigger well and that's the question and and but you see that you're doing a transit. It's been hard enough implement. Obamacare people in the house are out on the porch and in the rain and the snow and we got them in could beat this metaphor to death though there's no doubt here's the point thirty million americans without healthcare right now. We got to get them covered. Answering medicaid would take care of half of them wouldn't it but medicare for all means is that everyone is covered half thirty million fifteen million. That's still fifteen million too many people without coverage to this issue the debate in your plan employers heuer's are no longer going to be the place. Get insurance correct. Dad's right why and you but here's why why should you have to stay at a job. You don't like because your employer is sponsoring healthcare. The obamacare exchange part of the idea is the point is chuck. There was a time where people come out of high school or college as they go and work at one place until they retired that is no longer the case in america it with with a certain with people who are in their twenties and thirties. They're moving jobs odds. Every two years and people should not have to feel that they can't leave a job because they'll lose their healthcare. Republicans may still control the senate. If you're president united states how you get to have healthcare plan through i mean do you have to say okay. We'll keep obama. Karen expand that i mean is that do do you. Do you retain that flexibility in your mind. Here's here's the thing chuck i arrived in the united states senate in <hes> in in january twenty seventeen and there was a full on attack that had i've been building for years to get rid of the affordable care act and there was an attempt sometimes successful to make it a partisan issue democrats kratz want the affordable care act republicans wanna get rid of it and then the republicans named it obamacare thinking that would create some controversy and then at when when i joined the united states senate and i watch these debates and i fought against any any attempt to get rid of it why because preexisting conditions should not be the barrier to getting access to healthcare because our kids should be able to be on our plan until they turned twenty seven right but here's what i witnessed to your point i witnessed town halls around the country in so called red states and so called red districts were people showed up at those town halls and said to their elected representatives. Do not take away my healthcare and i will never forget. I was on the senate floor at that early morning our when the late great john mccain a republican said no you don't don't this cannot be a partisan issue. The health and wellbeing of the american people should not be a partisan issue because those folks by the way when when when we're when anyone is sitting in the emergency room with their child could care less about the party with which a registered to vote. I totally get that. I'm just talking about the reality of what you can get through. What what i really think you can get a new healthcare plan through you just described how difficult it was to keep obamacare. I'm just being one of the big raise you've been a real. You've been wanting to be realistic and too many places addition in addition to the moral aspect of this which i do strongly believe we've healthcare should be a right and not just a privilege of those who can afford it okay. There is also the issue of cost. It is right now causing three trillion dollars dollars and in in over the next ten years. It's going to cost six trillion dollars. We cannot afford to do nothing my entire unedited conversation senator harris including her comments on taxes the deficit the direction of the democratic party is available on our website meet the press dot com and when we come back rule voters have made up a big portion of president in trump's political base trade fight with china change that in battleground and welcome back data download time the iowa state fair is about much more than fried food on a stick or political stump speeches. It's also one of the country's oldest first and largest agricultural exports and how that group is feeling about president trump's top trade talking actions could backfire twenty twenty president trump carried i in two thousand sixteen extinct flipping the swing state after prisoner obama wanted both oh eight and twelve trump also came close in farming stronghold minnesota. He only lost that traditionally blue state by less than two percentage points and while farmers have been a big part of his loyal base of support. They are already feeling the impact of this trade war u._s. Exports to china have plummeted by over ten billion dollars in the last year. Farm bankruptcies are up thirteen percent in the last year the highest level since twenty twelve but so far that is not spelling political trouble for the president a fact we heard from the farmers we spoke to at the iowa state fair this week still skill supporting it because those chinese have been screwing this for years and years. We're not just gonna roll over. You know like they'd like us to <hes>. I think probably weren't a whole right now but i victim thing if they are we'll get even down and a survey of seven hundred farmers in iowa illinois and minnesota conducted by iowa state university versity backs that up as well. They found a majority somewhat or strongly supportive of the u._s. Tariffs on chinese goods at said only fourteen percent of the farmer surveyed said their farm operation black sleep be better off financially a year from now because of this trade dispute twenty percents of this same about agriculture overall all while more than three-quarters said american farmers will bear the brunt of the tariffs imposed by the chinese government. Here's the thing many agricultural communities have long long believed that china is taking advantage of it so democrats are left in a really tricky political if they want to peel off these traditionally republican voters they need to make a complicated argument standing up to a trading partner in a different way and nuance policy debates like that very hard to pitch in an election season when we come back food on a stick a six hundred pound cow made of butter and nearly two dozen presidential candidates trying to avoid gas and pick up votes along the way all eyes on iowa aw and gave us next who back now with endgame. It's not just political reporters that i family in iowa that liked to pander to iowa yes. That's me <hes> a lot of the candidates preparing to some some of the best of the panthers. Hello you know i've learned my time in iowa not just because my great great grandparents who settled in henry county they could know me for coming coming to iowa to visit my aunt and uncle since i was two and this means that i'm going to have to smile and pretend that butter car was better than the butter sculpture carvings at the minnesota state fair bob costas twenty two candidates soapbox. They're all over the state of iowa here so it's obviously pandered time but this is this trip to iowa for me. I've been to a lot of august's before the caucuses which is always state fair time. There was a sense of urgency because some of these candidates and it's realized there there is no september forget the caucuses and the urgency is why iowa continues to matter even though politically states like south carolina which it has a later primary in a more diverse demographic across its electorate will likely matter more politically long-term if you're at one percent to five percent in this crowded field if you don't come out of iowa in the top four five hard to see how you stay until new hampshire i wanna talk specific a little bit about kamala harris the biggest impression i took away from from interviewing her watching senior campaign is but she is trying to do something that i think is smart. When you're trying to win a campaign just seeing if there is room in between biden and the progressives they are and i think the healthcare tells that story better than any other. The question is is there room. I think that continues to be the question. She's making a very strong play for iowa right right now. She's on clear six months but now they realize if you wanna win south carolina you gotta do to do well in iowa so i think right. You're absolutely right chuck. Nothing lays that bear better than the health care debate the fact that she's still in support of medicare for all with this plan that goes into effect over of course of ten years a lot of questions about whether that's feasible of course but look she was a candidate who came out very early on in this gun discussion. I think she someone to watch right right now. I think she's going to be really hammering that point home. I also think it's notable. President trump doesn't have a nickname for her yet. I don't think he's quite figured out how to go. Oh after her whereas with the other candidates biden for example. He has his one liners ready. You can't count. I was just gonna say. I was just about to set you up. You have been a big admire her of hers from the the other side of the aisle but you've been a big admire of hers. What do you make. I believe she's still going to be the nominee. I took things away from your internet. She is playing a prevent defense in the n._f._l. That means and she's timid. She's one of the democrats who did not call donald trump a white supremacist. I think that's smart because the vast majority of america does not believe and i do not believe the president is a white supremacist however when you asked her about should russia be a state sponsor terrorism they have used poison agents radioactive agents in great britain. We have expelled that is a very timid response of course. Russia is a state sponsor of terror so i do not square her committee on everything as working out but i still think it works for her her down the map. She's still going to be the nominee. What do you make of of where democratic activists on her. I think that they're still they're still trying to figure out exactly when it comes specifically due to her position when it came to criminal justice reform in california there's a litany of work but she's very much playing down the middle because i think that a lot of folks right now are saying biden is definitely definitely not as strong as he was. She's trying to make sure she wants to make sure that she's the candidate picks up all of those votes and the only other person riding on the wings that make a lot of those votes izmir repeat if he's able to resurrect himself but he is actually done quite well in the iowa fair. I think the challenge the when you and i have to say when she's she did not say that the president was a white supremacist because she recognizes is it still sensitive but when the president does not denounce himself as a white supremacy kind of keeps you can't forget senator warren senator sanders as much as senator harris. Maybe be positioning to get some of those. Biden voters vice president biden ever stumbles in the polls the energy when you're out there on the campaign trail reporter it's on the left senator sanders holding steady jedi in the polls and senator warren. We've seen rise in the polls funny. You bring up senator warren yesterday. Michael bloomberg went. I want to have a gun. <hes> control basically focus on on guns and i think most of the candidates were there. Not everyone of them most of them did there was a unifying message pretty much on god's but michael bloomberg decided to tell his audience about a about a comment he made to elizabeth elizabeth warren here it is and i just said to senator warren on the way out sunday congratulations nice talk but just remind you if my company hadn't been successful we wouldn't be here today so enough with it is the only candidate that he decided to single out a semi negative way on the democratic side of the gal which i think goes to what bob was trying to say is worn searching. She is surging and i think the question of course underscores that as well is she someone who's competitive competitive in the general election or is she too far left. Look i've been talking to a lot of democrats say they've been very impressed not only by her performance on the debate stage but also by her ability ability to connect with people on the campaign trail. They're looking to see if she starts going after sanders. Look maria i wanna put up while while while you responded that let me put up the most recent monmouth poll because you see the warned born sanders sitting here warren solidly now in second place but look at this. She's picked up twelve points. Bernie sanders dropped seven. There's your direct correlation marine exactly right and so when so when i go on the grounds talk to individuals that are the grassroots voters. They're very excited by since elizabeth warren start talking about one policy after the other a lot of the donor class are quietly very excited by her their like are they gonna be able to make it and it's awesome that convergence of these two constituency saying i'm interested which she's going to have to do those trying to figure out how to make sure the bloomberg's feel comfortable that she's not going to basically tax them to the extreme and that is where she actually thinks i believe that she has actually been able to demonstrate that that that is not the case. There is a potency senator warren's message and you could say to other senator sanders senator president trump ran in two thousand sixteen on populism and nationalism going after immigration gration is part of the cause for people's woes in the working class across this country she saying i'm just going after a different target corporate america and she's going to take back that issue of trade and others from president it in trump. Go very very two thousand and four karl rove wanted howard dean. Donald trump wants bernie. Sanders are elizabeth warren. That's the bottom line. I always say be careful. What jewish for hillary clinton wanted donald trump. That's all thanks for watching. We'll be back next week because if it's sunday it's meet the press mm-hmm good evening everyone breaking news lester hall. Are you afraid iran is playing with fire. 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In a Barrier-Breaking Victory Speech, Kamala Harris Says She May Be the First, but I Will Not Be the Last
"Brought to you. By the so-fi daily podcast reaching financial independence starts with having the right information every weekday morning so fi keeps you up to date with important business. News stock market happenings and how they affect your financial life search for s-o-f-i s. o. f. I wherever you get your podcasts. In a barrier breaking victory speech kamala harris says. She may be the first. But i will not be the last by michael's any kamala harris credited the work of generations of women for her barrier breaking election as vice president of the united states in a victory speech on saturday night black women asian white latina and native american women throughout our nation's history who have paved the way for this moment tonight. She said adding tonight. I reflect on their struggle. Their determination and the strength of their vision. To see what can be unburdened by. What is ben. I stand on their shoulders. Her election to the second highest office in the land will break several barriers. She will be the first woman in the job. she will be the first black woman. The first indian american and the first daughter of immigrants harris took the stage in wilmington delaware to mary. J blige's work that wearing suffragette white this year marks the one hundredth anniversary of the ratification of the nineteenth amendment which gave some women the right to vote but while i may be the first woman in this office i will not be the last harris said because every little girl watching tonight sees that. This is a country of possibilities. Harrison biden gave victory speeches to a cheering honking crowd of supporters. Many of whom were socially distanced in their vehicles after she and biden were declared winners of the twenty twenty presidential election. Following the democrats victory in pennsylvania heiress us senator from california said. Her election delivered a clear message to children all across the country to dream with them. Bishen lead with conviction and see yourselves in a way others may not simply because they have never seen it before and she credited biden's daddy in picking her as his running mate which allowed her to break one of the most substantial barriers that exists in this country harris credited activists who protested against president donald trump's administration and later campaigned and voted against him for the democrats victory in the race for the white house. America's democracy is not guaranteed. It is only as strong as our willingness to fight for it to guard it and never take it for granted she said and protecting our democracy takes struggle it takes sacrifice but there is joy in it and there is progress because we the people have the power to build a better future she said supporters chose hope and unity decency science and yes truth adding the road ahead will not be easy but america is ready and so are joe and i. You can read the full text of harris's prepared remarks in the body of this article at time dot com.
TRPR 209 World News Review 18 August 2020.
"Hi My. Name's Andrew Welcome to the read report is, is episode two, hundred, nine recorded on the on Tuesday the eighteenth of August twenty twenty. In today's episode, we'll be looking at well. A little bit. With some BBC? Strange News for the BBC's homepage top article. A little bit more on Camilla. Kamala Harris a number going to go into. Occupy the White House no, we're not going to go into occupy. We're going to talk about occupying the White House and then a little bit on that massive. Explosion in Beirut a little while ago just a little follow up on that and see where we go. I'm just wondering whether we should cut down the. Nobody. Put at the front of the podcast here and just put that into the website. Let me know what you think but we will give a trigger warning. As and when appropriate everything we need knee trigger warnings today at of. particularly. Controversial we're going to talk about today, and of course, you like murdering babies exploding people in the Middle East. All well, you think it's rights to tear down. The boxy which case. Well. The Bible says, we should be speaking the truth in love. We shouldn't change what we say to make it untrue. We change what we say to make it. Not Palatable but so that. The way we say it hopefully is not the offense but what we say is if appropriate the. Fence Anyway let's start off with well as jumping to. This is world news episode we're GONNA jump around the world things happening in the world and I'm sure there's much. We should be covering that I'm not but few bits that I picked out from my world news folder. So let me be as honest and clear as I possibly can. Donald Trump is the wrong president for our country. When I sat down this morning and opened the BBC news page, this is top and central top only the. Top. Is Michelle Obama or possibly Michael. Obama, saying that trump is the wrong person for America. Doesn't seem entirely on biased coverage. Of the US elections he has had more than enough time to prove that he can do the job, but he is clearly in over his head. He cannot meet this moment. He's simply cannot be who we need him to be for us. It is what it is. Well Michelle he certainly had some time. But he hasn't really had time to show who he is what he wants to achieve that we did some incredibly the pardon is you're forced almost to be trump supporter and I'm not. Almost forced into that position by the amount of opposition and trying to straighten things up he has had massive opposition from not only The Democrats. Throughout. His. Time in office but even from his own side many times, he's almost no time when he's not been under impeachment stretch the like trying. To lead the country. Forward stating the simple fact that a black life matters is still met with derision from the nation's. And the BBC state this and allow it to be stated with no refutation. But I don't remember trump ever deriding black lives saying black lives do not matter. What I think he's posed as many of us has is the idea that black lives matter more the white lives or Chinese lives or Asian lives or whatever you want to put out there. Black history month is not equal by engine history month and Chinese history month, etc. That's not. What's being said, what's being? Blacks must have preeminence. That I think was some resistance to. Because whenever we look to this white, house for some leadership or consolation or any semblance of steadiness, what we get instead of chaos division and eight total and utter lack of empathy. May Be how you sit Michelle but I see that despite all the the massive attacks on him, he's been a rock and has on the whole not quavered or. Wavered but his sword on the how? To steer a steady ship and has done very well. For the American economy now this is not what we're dealing with today but. Just opened up the BBC here. This is the main top covering the full width of the top. Four with. It is the only top item on the BBC news home page and I thought that was incredible. Absolutely shocking that should be the main news article on the BBC. I was going to say continuing haul moving on with the U S election news but really it's continuing on this is that was a US party-political Brooke. On. Behalf of the anti-trump Party. But I've gotta few obstacles still on Camila Harris Kamala Harris. However, we're supposed MSA sites, life. News Dot Com says Camilla Camera. Harris claims she's a Christian, but she puts supports baby-killing in abortions. On Wednesday the Associated Press hyped the Baptist roots of the abortion. Loving far right Democrat. The headline touted Harris Brings Baptists interfaith routes to Democratic ticket. And later on, it speaks about identifying as a Baptist as an adult. I'm brought another faith into her life in two thousand fourteen when she married. A Jewish attorney. And that may have some bearing on. In the future to over and over the article tells of Harris's religion religiosity. How is it ten service Third Baptist Church of San Francisco? Yes. Coach Pastor Reverend Amos Brown as declaring she's a spiritual person. Yet, she is very pro. Abortion area in two thousand and Nineteen House declared. The state should be forcibly stopped from enacting any abortion legislation. The states should be forced to be stopped by the United States government. Of the federal government from any pro life support. legislation pro-life groups denounce Biden Harris as most anti Asari most pro abortion ticket in history. It says here in. The Washington Times their agenda is a pro supreme court abortion on on demand up to birth. Paid. For by American taxpayers and no protection for infants born alive after failed abortions that is. The democratic. Stance on abortion. And also has problems with trump. And Much of trump's. Lifestyle and so. It forces you really to say when car but defend trump in this position because that is such an atrocious position for the Democrats to stand in. National Review Camera Haricot Kamala Harris abortion absolutism. She is without question, the most radically pro abortion candidate to run for president or vice president in the history of our country and I guess they're saying for president or vice president because. She, if they if history ticket wins. The Biden Harris ticket wins. It will be President Harris Not President Biden wanted least. He may be allowed a month or two but I don't see him seeing out while even his first year in the office, he will stand down and let Harris take will have to. He doesn't have the wit I don't believe to govern the country as a Senator Harris has. Cosponsored the most aggressive pro abortion pieces of federal legislation ever introduced in the women's health. Protection Act. Which would override state restrictions on abortions in at least three months of pregnancy. Well, after fetal. Viability. In the last three months of pregnancy well, after fetal viability, the bill would invalidate any state law that prohibits abortion. After a fetal viability when in good faith medical judgment of the treating physician continues. Believes that the continuation pregnancy would pose a risk to the pregnant woman's life or health, and we now know in England that includes. I want to look good on the beach in a bikini and being pregnant would stop that. Don't mean what it means by. We could go on further down and we don't need to do that today but goes into the being no distinction between the mental. Or physical wellbeing of the woman. Or the emotional wellbeing and that basically means if she says I, don't want to be pregnant we should be able to kill the baby at any time. Still, continue on with a sort of another pencil picture of Kamala Harris Kamala Harris. This is Breitbart. Is Silicon Valley's dream of Apollo political control. Says critics. President Donald Trump has to recognized Kamala Harris. As their the there that's a it says in brackets this is the tech leaders candidate. If he tries to compete with her for those establishment votes and the themes he will lose his base because the people will think they only have a choice of either New York swamp that they know all the Silicon Valley swamp. it says and it goes on we won't go on him more. You can read it yourself if you want. Talk about her sponsoring a bill that. Gave Green Card Light. There's a ability for migrants coming allowing three hundred thousand Indian workers to. Flood in and fill. Fortune. Five hundred companies with. Foreign low paid workers to. Basically put. US workers out of a place confirmed heavier. Gateway Pundit firmed twitter official who announced trump campaign account suspension is a little while ago when he was. tweeting about covid nineteen is a former Kamala Harris press secretary. Twitter on Wednesday band President Trump's campaign from tweeting until later to the tweet about Corona virus that the company says violates the rules against misinformation. This happened in an election year. Jordan. A pandemic. Where the Department of Justice. Where's the Department of Justice? Or Republican lawmakers? Washington Post corrected the report that twitter band president trump over his tweet of a video clip of a of a Fox News interview in which he said children are almost immune from covid nineteen twitter banned the campaign. Not The president's account now. So. Donald Trump tweeted a video clip. From from Fox News I, believe that was in the Washington. Post That was him speaking? On a national television station. but twitted decided no, you can't let the public see that because that violates our rules. Kamala Harris former press secretary who said now sorry. MR, president? You. I'm not allowed to speak to the public. And sorry if we're focusing too much for a UK put cost on the American election. But the American election is globally significant. I don't know ninety days left or something to go and probably less than five days to go until the election, and it is globally significant for all manner of reasons. The LIBERTI Loft says the occupy movement instigators core for a siege of the White House. you may recall who you are you may. Recall who was behind occupy. It was instigated by at busters with initial boots on the ground from folks like anonymous and various ought left organization surprising limited surprise me the media did not right about the real nature of the people behind it. and. Add busters are saying here. will lay siege to the White House and it will sustain it for exactly fifty as they say on their website. Are you ready for a revolution now this is. An organization called ad busters who are calling for a siege of the White House running up to the election effectively making it very difficult for. Anything to be on the news except this. The. The. Mainstream media will be able to. Duck the issues and cover the. Dissatisfaction of the American people they will probably be saying. Now let me just. Here we go. It actually deleted. These notes because I've got everything opening tabs, but this one bit I hadn't taps out to go find it. Add Busters. Has a section that is black spot collective. Now, the funding for this Joseph George Soros Funds, the tides foundation, the tides foundation. Funds add busters. And add busters fund the black spot collective. So this is a George. Soros among probably funded. event. Though it goes through quite a. Chain. So it's not so easy to actually directly point the finger at this being George Soros funded. Socialist. Left. Uprising but that's just the roots as I understand it of the Sony Way, let's go to the. Busters Dot Org website starting September seventeenth. We lay siege to the White House. And just to give you something of the godly nature of this. There's a picture of the White House in. What looks like a battle situation is re. Re Dusk early drawn but. In a siege -Tuation with what appears to be men in helmet silhouetted outside. The white. House. But the predominant image is in front view. is of a completely naked woman fortunately with her back to you but with her legs spread. Arms out to the site. So completely, fully frontal naked towards. The White House. So there's an obscene nature foundation behind this before you ever get to the text. Really. We will not let Donald Trump steal the election it declares well. Ever been any real suggestion any suggestion that Donald trump has any needs to steal the election or is making any attempt to steal the election? There is some discussion about. Post mail-in votes the versus I remove the other Saudis. There's UH. To potent postal votes, I believe in one is similar to a house in the UK where you have to register, they send you out the details you fill it in you pushed it back in and it's all officially tracked but mail in ballots. I believe are unattractively and a very easy to forge. And he has some stand against anyway Hashtag White House siege will electrify the US election season. It does not stop there. Drawing wind from the Meat Hashtag metoo movement the Hashtag Allie Movement, the HASHTAG extinction belly movement protesters against trump's lethal bungling of corona virus will inspire Colo-. Global Movement. To systematically change a global. To change a global spring. A culture. Cultural he towards a new. World. Order, now you have any idea what is happening at the moment. Excuse me. So we're back from the phone call. Business and trying to record a podcast at the time and challenge and. The days are getting the getting darker where here early enough to get this done before. Do pray with me that I know what to do about this podcast maybe I should start recording. In the evenings I don't know if you know anything as I was saying about what's going on in places like Portland weather about eighty days into a riot where they are have been. Burned down the courthouse, but they've been resisted against that by. stapling no not state places, federal police officers, security something, or another inside the court around the court has prevented him from doing so. They've now started going out into the. Suburbs to. Say to people who live in the suburbs. This used to be a black slumber. Now, you've bought houses off the black people who lived in not not sold them brought houses of the black people who lived here gentrified the area. You've made it a nice place now give it back to us. This belongs to the blacks under. We could go through. There's no need to go through, but we could go through all the video and song that supports that. If you have any idea effectively what what appears to be going on there's been and Seattle as well. I think there's been. A battle hardening of the troops. In readiness for what's going on if you realize that bringing in the extinction rebellion people who brought cities to an absolute standstill. A while ago. Who are an bonkers in their understanding of science? You got the black lives matter people who are. Much, more extremist I think than the extinction rebellion people they're much more violent they're much more. Marxist anarchists. You got the me too movement who I don't know what they are. Believe that would aside. Looking to bring Washington to a standstill. To. Effectively tramp trump in the White House. Now trump trump in the short he could leave by helicopter were. Just a few days ago some of the White House helicopters actually shots fired at them now that's. Not. So easy to do when this. A peaceful and quiet. Situation around it. But if you have the Huff, Washington played, we're not quite prevalent a lot of Washington police in White House security Sony vote in. Quelling a riot on the doorstep of the White House there may be much more opportunity to try and take out the. the transport, the transport for Donald Trump, and there I think they're temporarily is to trap Donald Trump in the White House and prevent him from campaigning. For the whole of the run-up. To. The. Election. Time is short we rely on should we rely on William Bar to? Interpret the law justly in the interest of all. Americans on the police or the military to drag trump from the White House when he loses what happens if he doesn't lose and who suggests that there is any way in which he would try not to leave if he did lose. With that like after question election results that goes. On the grace and of the alright hordes and white supremacists, of course not. Phase one runs from occupy. Sorry occupies ninth anniversary September seventeenth until election day and fifty fifty day siege on the White House. This is the. Hashtag White. House siege. And if you need and. if need be, we will be ready to reconvene at anytime after that to ensure a peaceful transition of power. So over the next few weeks. Screw up your courage stuff your backpack with the tools. Of Novelty Revolution. Nonviolent Revolution I'm bring intelligence to match your enthusiasm together we can rescue the sick and dying nation. Reawakened. It's better angels. And rekindle the true essence of democracy which sounds. Okay. It doesn't it. But if you look at what actually is happening under thing is like. The black lives matter riots and the not purchaser riots now. The extinction rebellion protests which were. City stopping. This is not peaceful protests. This is not the better angels. This is not this is exactly what the talking about the ushering an attempt to in a new world order. A Marxist massively centrist controlled. World Order. White how how siege? Tactical briefing one, it has been nine years since we set off the political earthquake of occupy Wall Street laying siege to New York City's. Cup and I was just zoo costas, Zucca, park, and inspiring thousands of similar protests around the world occupy anniversary arrives on the seventeenth September. This year and it may be the perfect day to re trigger another global big bang movements a massive collective action. On the. Of the sweetest kind of disobedience. I can't see it on this page. Maybe it was on the previous page. Let me just took what they were talking about a color revolution. We've had no global spring we get to that later. Further down seventy September in the original and enduring spirit of occupy. We an tens of thousands of our fellow citizens will stream in Lafayette Square in Washington DC. We will lay siege to the White House, and we will sustain for exactly fifty days. This is the White House siege. We will electrify use election election season. Dodgy Daddy. Trump's lethal bungling of the corona virus will inspire a global movement of systematic change a global spurring now. I don't know whether you remember the things like the Arab spring which led to the killing of tens of thousands of people and the overthrow of government after government in the Middle East they are looking for a global spring to overturn Western democracy. I believe a cultural heave towards the true world. Order, and this is from the people who six s fully pulled off occupy Wall Street. This is not a bunch of. Know nothings. WHO have. No. Experience. Behind them anew adjust. You know blowing off wind. We could see some very, very serious trouble coming up in the to the U.. S. elections. Now we all some time after the massive bay route explosion. But I wanted to go back and revisit that again it's. It goes into news history very quickly, but some information has. Come out from the Asia Times. A while ago, now mislead the eleventh. a week ago Eleventh August. Planes hurt in the skies. Of Beirut before blast. Military aircraft were hurt and in some cases seen flying in the skies in the moments before the apocalyptic Beirut explosion war-hardened residents of the Lebanese capital told the Asia Times this week. A resident of the. Metn district overlooking Beirut told Asia Times that she and her husband were drawn to their eleventh floor balcony last Tuesday August fourth by the sound of loud. Boom. She was raised during the Lebanese civil war which stretch from nine, thousand, nine, hundred, seventy, five, ten to. Nine, hundred, thousand, nine, hundred, and she lived through the. Two Thousand and six between Hezbollah and Israel. We ran to the balcony and sought to aircraft black planes flying she screamed. I screaming to my husband, it must be Israel and then the big explosion happened. Although, the couple's residence is located in the hills just above the city. she says, she went into wartime mode ordering her daughter's Dosa to get dressed so they could evacuate to open space. US forces in Lebanon were not flying the aircraft in the skies of Beirut at the time of the blast. So we're told however. We routinely utilize unmanned aerial platforms as a force protection tool fraught teams on the ground capital. Captain Bill Urban. A spokesman for US Central. Command. told the US Times the Asia Times? A. Satcom does not public publicize the emission specific Specif- specifics of a particular platform urban said adding that he was unable to share the US force that US forces were asked for an respond to a request by the Lebanese Forces for video support following the explosion. On the fourth on. August. The fourth seven minutes. Several minutes following the initial report of an explosion at the request of. Partners we provide it's three and a half hours of full motion video support. Over the explosion to provide damage assessment as well as assist in personnel search and recovery efforts he said. Further. Down in security camera footage captured in the heart of. Your. Hammoud. to two men are seen leaving the shops to look up at the sky. One man grins jokingly putting his finger up. twirling it around and then. Divides jaw down as if to mimic and expected strike. A moment. In a moment, the Grin evaporates from his face and he joins his friend across the street to watch something in the sky seconds. Later, a blast hits sending the men back shattering. Back. And shattering glass of the entire streets shops. Streets with shops. I definitely heard the sound of plane. I came the sun sonic boom then you heard the explosion. Sonic boom from the aircraft from the explosion. Said shop owner someone unpronounceable an interview by the Asia Times on Saturday it was abnormal. And abnormal explosion. Every single person thought that the blast was hitting a building. He said sitting outside his shop midway through a game of backgammon with his. Syrian colleague. A warplane sound I heard it for sure before the explosion I heard it and everybody heard it. another man stated flatly. Perhaps. The most horrifying video which has emerged from inside the port itself and which purportedly was filmed by a worker on a mobile phone records. The moments after the F. Final cataclysmic explosion. We're in the port of Beirut and we. Were hit says A petrified man filming as black smoke billows amid the. Forest of cranes and containers around him a transport vehicle buses past one minute ago. There was an airplane that did two strikes. That or one plane made a strike and then another came and made a strike he continues. Aiming the camera to show the smoke rising into the sky over. French Siham CGM containers. Some of them lit with amber flames. We've really been hit. He says I. Don't know what happened he quivers before the video cuts when the main explosion happened, I believe. Woman, into the video, what sounds like an incoming jet is hurt? US President Donald Trump and Lebanese president. Have each raised the possibility that the Beirut blast was triggered by an attack or external interference by missile or bomb. Now. We all know that we're being told that it was A. The ammonium nitrate exploding, but there is. Well, go to this next obstacle here we says. Where are we on this Lebanon ex interior minister says Israel blew up the port and there was some suggestions from Israel beforehand. That needs to be dealt with. US military explosives experts who has worked closely with the Lebanese Army told Asia Times on condition of Manila. Recording to his contacts among the Lebanese armed forces, the explosion was an act to sabotage. The Hang. Hang our in. Question. which was allegedly holding attorney ammonium nitrate but short range missiles. On Wednesday he alleged that the missile the missile remnants have been discovered in the rubble of the blast and accused judicial authorities overseeing investigation of keeping this alleged finding under wraps now. I don't know. Where the truth lies here. I'm always suspicious when we're told that. One side of the story very quickly. But. There appear to be enough people saying there were black military planes in the skies above. By route. For us to be questioning was this nothing but a well to spark. From repes- to the building setting off the ammonia nitrate. I think we need to be aware that there's a possibility that this was. A military strike. And definitely, a war against the. Civilians of Beirut definitely. If that was. A war. Crime. And Now of course, no would have a such a thing. I suggest that you give them to true news this week and find out what they are doing about the sinking of of of the US liberty that bring out a four part documentary on the on Israel's attack of a US ship. In an attempt to bring America fifty years ago, this is an attempt to bring America into the war on the side of Israel against the Arab nations around. Didn't work. But by God's grace, the ship wouldn't sink. Many of the say that they believe God. Hands Underneath holding up the ship preventing it. From sinking and. It appears that. Many Christians on that ship. Many soldiers who were on that ship. The most decorated single ship in any. Any single incident, the most decorated. Ship in US history from a single instant. Yet, they were told that they must keep it quiet or they would end up in the nothing worth or worse, and you know what worst means anyway that's another story. Highly recommend you get on and see that if you're in America AC- convenient time here in England. it's GonNa cost you sixty dollars to watch it. I don't think I'm going to be able to because it is through the night to stop about nine o'clock. I'm going through the night and I don't think I can make it. Two nights running to watch that have to wait for the documentary to come out later. As a watchable video at another time anyway God bless you have a fantastic. And Love and serve your Lord and King. And you don't know yourself right with the Norden. Difficult. Times. Get yourself right with the Lord and you can. Help that seek out finding coach and the bottom of the homepage of the. Bill.
Listen: Vice President Kamala Harris Make History, Howard University Celebrates
"This is wls am eight five. I'm jonathan wilson. Good evening when kamala harris was sworn in as the country's forty ninth vice president. She became the first graduate from an historical black college to hold office. Howard university took part in celebrating. their alumnus. inauguration day the school's marching band escorted the vice president and performed a special drum cadence for the inaugural parade howard's president. Dr wind frederick joins me now to talk about today's momentous event. Welcome dr frederick. Thanks for having me certainly okay. You attended the presidential inauguration ceremony earlier today. What was running through your mind as you witnessed history being made the motion I thought the same when he was so touching. So well done seeing Vice president harris Team with the office is just one of those Moments in history That just kind of be recreated It really underscored excellence and intellect particular. So it was merely a special day. U. penn to heartfelt letter congratulating vice president kamala harris on behalf of the howard university community. What does it mean for you. And for howard that the vice president of the united states is one of your own. It means that we continue That black excellence. Tradition tradition of passing on She used The bible to good marshall was african american supreme court justice. Another how it allows us and she was sworn in you know under two years after elijah. Cummings passed so the howitt tradition of soothing. This country Is no really buddy In the form of vice-president harrison. I think so as well what do you think. Kamala harris inauguration resents four the dc region. I mean howard has such a place in the history of this region. What do you think it means for the region and for the country. I think it means a lot. But i'm the father of a fourteen year old daughter. I can't wait to see her tonight and You know hear what she thinks. Because i know that she is walking. Just that much taller Has that much more confidence. And you'd think we've had fourteen men Pryatta in this little It's obviously long overdue. But i also think Oh a democracy which will lead me has been messy those work and why does have some tortuous tunes and It does in the appropriate direction. And i think that's what it represents That we are still making progress in spite of the challenges now howard university. An historically black colleges and universities across the country obviously face specific You know challenges howard had its own challenges in recent years. How do you think that harris's appointment changes those challenges in the future for historically black colleges and universities and specifically changes things for howard. Maybe yes you have been traditionally under funded and under resources really. I would say where most of the time has come from having said that You know i think over the past twenty four tinny months. He has been doing very well. We've had the largest rise of any of the regional schools if not only the schools in the nation in terms of our. Us news and world report standing. Graduation rate Is up of some. Twenty percentage points for graduation rate. So there's several things that suggest that howard university is on the right. And i think surgically colleges and universities in ten la i add. Enrollment is down about three point. Four percent and how would you be sees lasts for was up sixteen percents so unless they did things happening. I think let's be seeing what we do Those challenges that are going to go away just because Be vice-presidents is harris. But i do think The types of attention that our schools will get hopefully movies be of india poofy funding and i think we've demonstrated what we can do without funding funding. We can do even more right. That is howard university president. Dr wayne frederick. Because a howard university alum kamala harris is vice president of the united states. Dr frederick thanks for speaking with us. Thanks appreciate it.
Kamala Harris talked to us about her Black Agenda
"Twenty minute morning show is a member of the queen city podcast network powered by ortho carolina find out more at queen city podcast network dot com. Tom got a chance to have a brief discussion with senator kamala harris about her black agenda. We're going to discuss custody today on the twenty minute morning. Show today is wednesday august fourteenth good morning. How are you morning senator harris. How're you doing good doing well so so senator kamala harris i know we don't have that much time but i wanna thank you for being here and it is so <hes> great to see a powerful black woman and the role that you're in you're you were inspiration to a lot of women not just black women but a lot of women and i know you wanna talk about the black agenda and you're spending a lot of time in south south carolina so let's talk about the black agenda. I wanna start off prefacing. <hes> my first question with this statement is that you know we have barack obama the beautiful shining prints and now we have our beautiful shining princess senator kamala harris and we're talking about a black agenda so if president obama was not able to really push through or acknowledge the blacks like a lot of people think that barack obama didn't and get a chance to really reach out to us where the gay community gained and the immigrants gain but the black agenda was kinda in a left out there all alone so what would make us think that senator kamala harris will be able to push through a black agenda without alienating her white constituency to become president of the united states wrestling question. Here's how i think about it b._j. The you know this is about lifting coming up all of america and also acknowledging where america has been on this issue right so for example <hes> a big part of my agenda agenda for black families is is is focused on homeownership. Okay so then let's put that in the context of how it benefits all america but also where america has been on the issue where america has been on the issue is one <hes> you can go back only if <hes> meaning not since the beginning just go back to world war two right. We had a whole lot of folks. Entire generation of people mostly men who went to fight world world war two the war came back home and the united states government said that's honor their service that whole generation. Let's let's let's build a middle class and we recognized that the the middle class is going to be in large part based on homeownership so there was a whole push by the federal government to help those folks who came home from that war by a home black folks were excluded black folks excluded for the most part then you go and you fast forward a little bit and you look at the history of red lining where there were laws in place and rules and practices in place denying black families the ability to buy homes and in particular in certain areas where the home value would go up right yeah then you fast forward to the crash of wall street and the great recession and i worked on this directly where the number a black families in addition others that were targeted by predatory lending practices and and then then experienced foreclosure to lose their home so if you look at america's history on black home ownership it's a very specific history and it is something that we need to acknowledge orig- in terms of dealing with the fact that homeownership is one of the greatest and probably the most important ways that we can have intergenerational wealth meaning wealth off passed from one generation to another within their family so my agenda is to say let's take into account all that happened and i'm i'm prepared to dedicate eight hundred billion dollars to allow families that live in historically redlined communities and families that live in federally subsidized subsidized housing to get grants to be able to put down payments down on a house and pay for closing costs so that they can get into homeownership on their point point though okay would that be able to close the wealth gap where white families i think it was one hundred and six thousand <hes> and wealth and black families elise collectively are like eight dollars so what homeownership be able to close wide chasm of the wealth gap not entirely but it'd be a big hunk of it because think about this b._j. Think about it this way so when our baby say i want to go to college let's say i'm gonna now put in my plug for my alma mater a lot of howard university. I wanna go to university or i want to go to hampton okay. I'll shot up to that more or any any any school route south carolina i wanna go to i want to go to college. We wanna be able to say them sweetheart. You don't have to go and get a loan from the private lender who is predatory and charging all these high fees instead. I'm gonna take some money out of the capital in in the house to give you the tuition money or if our child since daddy i wanna i wanna start a small business. You can say honey. I will give you some money. I will take it out of the house so you don't have to go and borrow money from payday. Tailenders somebody else to start up your small business. Intergenerational wealth so homeownership is a big part of it but it's not the only thing we need to also deal with things like you talk about about black women in america the pay gap between between women and men so the currently women in general don't make eighty cents on the dollar compared to men black women sixty one cents native american women fifty eight cents latinas fifty three cents and in south. Oh carolina in fact for for black women fifty seven cents on the dollar. So part of what i'm prepared to do is also close the pay gap because as far as i'm concerned when you lift up the economic status of women you lift up the economic status of family in a neighborhood in a community so that's part of my agenda part of the agendas around entrepreneurship black businesses have historically been part of the great success of our communities right and that could be anything anything from the barber shop to the hairdresser to the clothing store to you name it so i'm prepared to put twelve billion dollars a federal grants in for black entrepreneurs so that for example if someone wants to start a hardware store right he can apply for like. Let's say fifty thousand dollars grant from the minority exist development agency the other thing i'm prepared to do with student loan forgiveness right so student debt forgiveness for pell grant recipients who start businesses of which there are a lot of our kids who are pell grant recipients who wants to start a business and if they start that business in what's called a disadvantaged community it'd be which you know i hate the term but it often refers to our communities then they can have up to twenty thousand dollars of debt forgiven and defer their student student loans interest free right so these are the kinds of things that are about building wealth in the community building wealth in families and all of society will benefit vanishing. Do you think that you would be able to push through a reparations agenda in our lifetime that black people can benefit from because it's not only about money it's about land and like we were talking about economic upliftment. Our people need a chance. Our children need a chance to get out from under trying to manage living under this white. Supremacist society that you can tell right now is just unraveling so after you and i leave this planet. What future do i children have. We don't give them economic. Florida's stand on. I agree with you that this isn't just about one time check in fact. I feel very strongly about that. 'cause you know how i feel about that b._j. That so let's just take that to its conclusion if that happens you know what that'll be. We wrote you a check not shut up right right right right because it doesn't deal with the systemic racism it doesn't deal with the fact that on issues that range from housing to education tation to healthcare the black mortada black women are dying at three to four times the rate of other women in connection with childbirth house that was writing that check on deal with that we do need to check check but his board but no but it but nobody be real be real what happened is that check. We'll get written and then you will be told to stop talking about it. Let's be real real about this. Let's be real about it yeah. You might like to have that check. You know it could cover. Maybe a few things but if you wanna talk just to the pointy the brilliant question but what about your children what about your grandchildren. What about the future generations right. It won't handle that they won't handle after them and that's you know i mean and that's that's always how we have to be you know each one pool and my mother would say to me many times. Come you may the the first you know. Make sure you're not the last so when we have this conversation. We really do need to have it in a way that acknowledges that there's a whole lot that needs to be addressed and that's why i support a commission to study this in the come up with the specifics so that we can be really clear about this that it's it is about systemic issues that need to be addressed then become harrison. We run out of time but i wanna ask you your thoughts about going up against donald trump if you're permitted to be the nominee for the democratic party with him being the the bullhorn for racism in america is no doubt about it. This man is blowing the whistle us. Take us back into the sixties. I actually further than that and make america. It's racism. What are your plans to fort was going on in america with racism we got going on. I have on my plan and naturally in tune to win this election and let donald trump go back to where he came from right <hes> right and then it has to be about you know we listen i. We have got so much work to do as a country but i'm gonna tell you b._j. I'm traveling the country on spending time. You know in south carolina where i love ding. I'm spending time in iowa and new hampshire and nevada. All the primary say i'm gonna tell you somethin' and regardless of what people look like when they show up to these events there is a common theme which is people know we are better than this and want to turn the page and write the next chapter and i am prepared to write the next chapter and to write the next chapter for the history of our country based on the america we believe in which means means acknowledging what must be acknowledged and the tooth must be spoken even if it makes people uncomfortable the truth like the fact that even before donald trump came in office we had racism and we had white supremacists we had anti-semitism. We had islamaphobia homophobia all that right. A leader must speak truth but with even intention of not beating people down but lifting people up and i intend to be that president you've been raked through the coals with your your former record as a prosecutor cuter and california with black people being put into jail under your watch. A lot of people saying that a lot of black people went to jail of of course the truancy issue putting black parents in jail. What what what would you say to black america as far as that your record when you were a prosecutor in california what you say to them to make them feel confident going forward as far as department of justice is concerned because we don't get get no justice in the the o._j. In america swabs black people like i said what would you say well first of all look. The reality is that this is an issue that is about the fact that people are rightly distrustful of the system right rightly distrustful of the system. I had that same perspective which is why i chose to become a prosecutor 'cause my point was look as a child of the civil rights movement and parents who marched in the civil rights movement my my perspective was and i would say that why why why shouldn't we also be on the inside where the decisions are being. I may try and try to reform from there so i entered this profession understanding and and and and being concerned of just exactly the same thing and that's why i did the work i did. I was one of the first in the nation to create a reentry initiative. I should've focused on and particularly young men who were selling drugs to say hey. Let's not make them felons for life when that was their only it. That was their only option option from making money. Let's get them jobs and support and skills development and dismiss those charges against them. The work that i did the obama administration actually designated needed a model of innovation law enforcement in the united states. The work that i did on on an issue like truancy was about saying the system needs to be held accountable terrible because in particular are young black and brown babies are missing third dirty fifty eight days of one hundred and eighty days school year and the system system is not being held accountable. Not one parent went to jail but instead i made sure that more services were given to the parents and we prove improved attendance by over thirty percent of the work of that was about saying let's let's understand that there is bias in the system so as attorney general california where i ran in the second largest department of justice secondly to the united states department of justice. I put in place the first in the nation training for police officers on racial bias and procedural justice. I didn't have to ask anybody permission because i was there to be able to do it and i had the authority to do. It and i think what the people of south carolina no is that look we want to reform the system and we're never going to say oh. We can't be on the inside. We only need to be on the outside. 'cause we have great power on the inside decide together with all of our allies on the outside and the other piece of it b._j.'s. I also reject what some people are trying to suggest. Which is that all people. Don't don't want public safety. Everybody wants public safety. We gotta go because i need to call me and let you go. I love you. I love you so the wonderful good. Luck to you and godspeed to you during this campaign. We hope talk to you again. Soon tried to send you take care. You're listening to the twenty minute morning. Show a podcast production brought to you by inside urban media written and produced by b._j. Murphy from our charlotte north carolina studios. Please subscribe to the show and you'll be alerted when our daily episodes are published weekday mornings at six eight a._m. Our daily contributors are sean on sunday aka from the u. I. n. uncut news team and for more news about and four people of color go to our website you i news dot net. We'll see you on the next episode of the twenty minute morning. 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Kamala Harris Set to Take Center Stage at DNC
"At facebook we've taken critical steps to prepare for the US elections. We've more than tripled our safety and security teams implemented five-step AD verification, and launched a new voting information center. Learn more at F. B. Com slash about slash elections. Comma Harris is in the spotlight at the Democratic National Convention where she'll accept the party's nomination for vice president. Tonight, she's going to need to make her pitch. There are some Democrats who are still skeptical of her particularly in the Progressive Wing some of these activists who want to see her sort of promise that she will stand for the party's laughed plus a new milestone for one of the world's biggest companies. It's Wednesday August nineteenth I'm Ameri for totally for the Wall Street Journal. Here's what's news. Apple briefly became the first US public company to surpass two trillion dollars in market value today our markets reporter Amorth, Ram Kumar says, apple shares have more than doubled in value since March assign of the company's commanding role in the global economy back in March investors were fearing that the corona virus would really dent demand for a lot of apple products and products. For a lot of these technology giants but we've actually seen trends like remote work and people learning from home really accelerate demand for things like MACs ipads, and that really stood out from apple's most recent earnings results. So those trends are actually helping these large tech companies at the same time that must other sectors are facing really crises with bankruptcies happening there so It's really highlighted text success and net steady growth interest rates are ultra-low investors are really paying for anything that can generate steady returns. Shares ultimately closed the day up a fraction of a percent leaving the company just below the two trillion dollar mark the company surpassed one trillion dollars in market value just over two years ago. Target also says it's made some huge gains in the past few months reporting its strongest quarterly growth ever our retail reporter Sara Nassauer has the details. The global pandemic has been good to target is what we learned today their comp sales were up twenty four percent in the quarter that ended August I. They had massive ECOMMERCE sales, a lot of that driven by things like same day delivery and picking up in store parking lots, and they did really well across all of their he categories from food to apparel which had been week before. Other big chains including Walmart Home Depot, and Lowe's have done well during the pandemic as consumers changed their shopping habits and increase spending on their homes and food low said that it's online sales more than doubled in the latest quarter. Uber and lift are threatening to shut down there ride hailing operations in California, as early as Friday as a key court decision on how to classify drivers is expected this week the state sued the company is in May alleging they're violating a new law that classifies some gig workers as employees rather than independent contractors, Uber and lift or pushing back saying their technology companies that connect riders with drivers not transportation companies they say, therefore, the law doesn't apply to them. And newly released minutes from the Federal Reserve's July meeting show a number of officials believed additional support would be needed for the US economy. The Central Bank held off on any new policy changes at the end of the meeting but it's taken aggressive steps to shore up the economy expanding its asset holding by trillions of dollars in March, and April and holding rates near zero. It's also provided emergency lending the Fed's next meeting is September, Fifteenth and sixteenth. Coming up after the break California Senator Kamala Harris prepares to accept the Democratic nomination for Vice President. At facebook, we continue to take critical steps to better secure our platforms including more than tripling safety and security teams to thirty five thousand people and Partnering Security Researchers Other Tech Companies, and law enforcement. What's next we support updating Internet regulations to address today's challenges hold companies including facebook accountable for combating foreign election interference, protecting people's privacy and enabling safe and easy data portability between platforms learn more at about dot FBI, dot, com slash regulation. Kamala Harris Joe Biden's vice presidential pick takes the stage virtually at the Democratic National Conventions night. She'll be speaking from the chase center in Wilmington Delaware where she's expected to formally accept the party's nomination. Joining me now is our politics reporter allies Collins Hi Elisa thanks for joining me. Happy to be here. So Elisa. A black woman and a woman of Indian ancestry is on a major party presidential ticket. It's really in a stork moment where gearing up for tonight it absolutely is a historic moment and Democrats are saying that you know having the first black woman and the first woman of Asian descent her mother was Indian her father was Jamaican is really representative of the Party as a whole which has been becoming more diverse has been having more women in elected positions I mean in. Two thousand eighteen the house flipped because of women many of them who were woman of color younger woman and so Democrats are really pointing to all of that. Of course, Joe Biden is an older white man. So they're trying to balance that out with Kamala Harris and because at that point you bring up, you get the sense that there's more attention being paid to this vice presidential pick for those reasons and also because Joe Biden if elected would be the oldest president. Right. Joe. Biden is seventy seven years old and he has made very clear that he wants to be the bridge to the next generation of Democrats. He is not specified if he would serve one term or two, but there is a lot of speculation that Harris like many vice presidents if they were to win would be next in line in the next election and would have a leg up in a Democratic primary. So when he chose Harris that does play into it that they are thinking that. She is sort of the legacy of Biden and also the next step into the Democratic Party. Let's talk about Kamala Harris background as a prosecutor. We're in a time now where law and order is front and center in the National Conversation as people have taken to the streets in recent months to call for racial justice, they're also some calls to fund the police. How does Harris's background as a prosecutor position her in this moment? Is it an asset or a liability depends on who you ask, right? It absolutely depends on who you ask, but she did face a lot of criticism on this especially from Democrats an activist because when she was Attorney General, she didn't prosecute officers accused of excessive force. She didn't support legislation requiring body cameras. She also didn't push for some progressive priorities like legalizing marijuana. So there has been a lot of criticism from activists over her record as attorney general that being said, this is a moment like you said, where people of all races are taking to the streets to demand racial justice and to some of these activists who were certainly not happy with her record do acknowledge. The moment of having a mixed race woman on this presidential ticket, you know I talked to a founder of black lives matter in new. York who said he was not happy with her record, but he had felt like she had become more progressive in the sense especially as senator she's become a voice on racial justice during these protests and they're really saying at this point, it's who do you want Biden and Harris or trump and pens, and at this moment they're not thrilled with her record but many of those who have talked to have been leaning towards her what about Harris's work as a senator. So. Harris brought in that prosecutor nature her history in the Senate. She questioned Justice Cavanaugh the Supreme Court. But when he was going through his confirmation hearing, she had some very viral moments. You Know Democrats really celebrated how she acted these moments where she really went hard at him. She's been seen that way and some other hearings as well. She's really been kind of a not on the far far left, but also not a super. Moderate in the way she's voted in the Senate. She's kind of been a party line Democrat. What about those moments during the democratic debates where Kamala Harris Challenge Joe Biden I think we all remember that particular moment where she took him to task on schools integration and busing. You know there was a little girl in California who was part of the second class to integrate her public schools and she was bused to school every day. And that little girl was me. Elisa, how is their reconciliation narrative playing out during this campaign? So this was a key moment in the primary and it'll be a key moment in the general because it will be clipped and used in TV ads and add certainly we can expect to see that we've already seen Republicans talking about that. It was a really important moment where Harris was basically bringing up binds record and saying, he did not do enough that being said, they have appeared to have buried the hatchet and I think what is more important? Than this moment is that Harris was very close to Joe Biden's son. Biden. When they were both attorneys general together and Joe Biden is someone who really relationships are very important. We reported a lot on this when he was searching for his running mate and though Biden and Harris's relationship I think really was a key factor in selecting her he brought it up when he made the announcement, she brought it up in her speech, and so it appears that that has overruled one potentially very awkward moment between the two. Republicans have also criticized Harris's performance in the primaries is that a challenge she's going to have to overcome here now as VP pick. So my colleagues have done some really interesting reporting on this because what hurt her in the primary actually could help her in a general election basically, she had a very hard time aligning with any section of the democratic. Electric, for example, she started out on Bernie Sanders Medicare for all bill in the Senate. She was a cosponsor partway through the primary. She actually announced her own healthcare plan, which did keep a role for private insurers, which is not what Bernie Sanders has proposed. So she was disappointing progressives but not quite as far as someone who saying, let's just build on. The affordable care act now that hurt her in the primary she dropped out in December. So she dropped out before anyone cast their votes. So you can't point to exact states that she may have lost one, but she was not polling well, that being said in a general election, she's harder to pin down and we've seen this already with Republicans and the. President trying to attack her saying she's both radical left on one hand, and then also pointing to her record as a prosecutor on another and sometimes you know in the same interview or within the same couple of days, and so they're having a hard time trying to figure out exactly what criticize her on and that was exactly her problem in the primary. So Elisa. Finally, this is a highly anticipated speech from Kamala Harris Tonight. What will you be watching for and what do you think are some key things she needs to accomplish here? So. Right after she was announced as Biden's running-mate the next day they came out and gave speeches the first time that they appear together that speech was praise she came out talking a lot about her background talking about the history of the moment, but then also pivoted to really going after president trump in a way that sometimes you know vice presidential candidates don't do and I expect we'll see more of that. That was something that Harris did a lot. During the primary, that was something that you know she's been praised in the Senate as on her record at questioning and really going after witnesses and pushing them. So I think we will see continue to see that both tonight and then continuing on through the general election, but she's going to need to make her pitch. There are some Democrats who were still skeptical of her particularly in the Progressive Wing. Some of these activists who want to see her sort. Of Promise that she will stand for the party's left. She also needs to really come across as someone who is a team player with Joe Biden. There were some questions during the search about whether she would be able to sort of just be that number two, and then she needs to talk about the history making moment she's in. This is a very historic moment. She has a strong story from growing up in from her past and we expect she'll. Talk about that and talk about her mom who was from India and how she raised her daughters but also raise them knowing that they were black woman growing up in the world and expecting her to really talk about race and this moment were in in this country, Wall Street Journal Politics Reporter Elisa Collins. Elisa. Thank you so much for joining me. 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Boss B*tch Kamala Harris on the warpath!
"All right. Recovering Kamala Harris. Biden's choice. For VP. Vice President. Mike Internet just crashed. Okay, you're back. All right. Nice Nice. Do the yeah, we got the interest going going to pay that out. Yeah, yeah repeat for the Audio Audience. We just had Kamala, the WWe wrestler little theme song from him. And a lot of wrestling footage up on the screen. All become all. Recipes. Though. Yeah. Big News this week we're a little late. You know we do the podcast on. Saturdays. So you know we're like kind of five four or five days behind the Times on this one. Hopefully, some people still tune in. Yeah I mean. I'm still pretty fresh everyone's covering it. They had to give time to Jimmy Fallon's writers to write something terrible for him. I think that aired like. Oh Yeah I was GONNA pull that up in a bit. We'll pull that up. Own Yeah Yeah. So we should be good. He's his piece is terrible seth What's his face visas? Terrible all the late. Now, all the late night host said you know aerospace is Niro pretty predictable digs. Awful takes awful. Awful boring terrible contents. They complete. Like pandering idiots. I. Mean I've been surprised by how how Positively she's been received by so many people. Yeah. Yeah. By the mainstream I mean like if you go onto the threads and read it, they are not happy. Left wing people are not happy. But Well she never she never had the progressives. So. Just I mean, really quick. We've got the vice president. What is the role of the vice president? Why does it matter? In modern times, they don't generally provide much pushback to the president. But, if the president and longer becomes able to serve AKA if Biden dies or gets crazy dementia or. Alzheimer's how. This is the next in line. And they're also the president of the Senate. They don't cast votes in the Senate, but they do cast tie-breaking votes if there's a tie on anything. So, I mean especially when you've got someone like Biden. Who is Seventy. Seven years old would be the oldest president ever. and has already shown what could be said to be signs of fading mental, capacity. It's an important role. It's a more important role in it normally is the vice-president. More. Well, it's like. The whole narratives of shift, right? Because it was biden trump and now it's like. Trump Kamala like. It's not. It seems like the whole left wing operating system has just switched the focus to Kamala. He's the one to watch when they were going to be. A. It makes sense if you're running by this campaign, you're like good I can lean on Kamala lot because old tired he can't keep up. It's nice to shift some of the workover and have her kind of take the lead on a lot of things and how that focus over there. She's she's a great debater. She's a good public speaker. She's A. Karez. Charismatic. I think I think she's got a lot of positives. I think a lot of ways I think he made a good choice. Do you. Think it was a good choice. There there's so many different variables, but you know what I I immediately when he when he chose her I was like, what on earth I did not see coming did not expect it upon reflection I do think. So for a bunch of reasons that we're GONNA get into throughout the course of this but yeah, my perspective strange I do think it was a good choice now I think I'm on a similar page like when I first saw it I was like, why didn't you pick Bernie Sanders like you would walk swept everything if you just pick Bruce Why didn't you pick somebody likes. Who'd even Buddha Judge Amy Klobuchar you know like any of those young people who were doing like coming up in the ranks you know they look seem so while much more likable than someone like Kamala, but you know George Floyd and beal am and he announced he was gonNA pick a woman exactly him and Bernie and Bernie Sanders were both kind of corner during the debates into like belching that they would select a female as vice president. So going back on, that would not look good. That'd be great. That'd be great if it was just like now is not the time we just need to pin. Bernie yeah. So I mean who is now? A. Quick Bullet Point list of who is. She was legal prosecutor in California. She became the Attorney General of California he has been a California senator. She's now the third woman to run as vice president on a major party ticket used to first Asian American and the first black woman to run in the general election as president or vice-president. Mike your hand is in your heads. Or. Your head is in your hands why So What do you WanNa start do you want to start start with the sex scandal? The sleeping away to the top scandal? I do want to start with that. Okay. So she dated a Mayor Willie Brown is the mayor of San Francisco. She was thirty he was sixty something. Love knows no. I mean love knows no age when you stay together forever. But now when you sleep with your ran, get at a job and he was married. Like. Eddie was married. So she got her first job with the Employment Board of California. Something, like. Hundred and sixty thousand dollar salary a year in today's money I think she stayed there for four months or five months, and then immediately got another job on the California Medical Association Commission in Nineteen Thousand Four again is another like hundred and twenty thousand dollars a year salary You know she's half a decade younger than we are. Owning in huge amounts of money like this is not just like. Oh got her like a little job little something to do a little. This is a huge high paid position both of these high paying jobs, tons of money on stir into politics. Advanced her career by arguably decades like it would. It would normally take somebody. Half a lifetime to get here. One of the boards she was on I think the average age of everyone there was like sixty six, and then she's there with thirty thirty years old like we're talking about retired doctors retired lawyer like Oh to be clear she wouldn't have. She wouldn't have gotten to these physicians if she didn't sleep with The Guy. I think we have a delay on our on our. She never would have had a hope. She never would have had a hope of getting these jobs if she wasn't super that guy. It's ridiculous. So I mean, that's that then then the second point, the first, the first black woman, she's not black. This woman doesn't black. This is ridiculous like I mean. Does me crazy. So like at least you said, black and not African American she's being called by the mainstream media as the first African American Vice President. Omni. She's not African. American. She's half. Jamaican half Indian G only looks black because Indian people are not white and you fucking idiots can't tell the difference. This is ridiculous. This is absolutely fucking nonsense. She's an Indian woman or you could say she's a mixed woman Indian Jamaica in Jamaica people are. Makes as well obviously like the people in the Caribbean are generally. Extent yeah okay, but we only I and white like. We talk about this person black you might as well call her white. Call blocking might as well color white. Thing sorry. Why is she? Just got Irish she's got Irish DNA. She's got Irish Irish people in her ancestry much much more black the first first Irish vice president can say the same thing about Obama like why was Obama the first black president? Why was he not just a white and other white president? But at least he's Half Canyon and you know what? Like maybe Obama shouldn't have been classified as the first white black. But like camale your sound like a furious you're sounding like everybody hates Angel Right. Now, with the you know if you're not one hundred percent black, you ain't black. But what if you're like twenty percent black and you black and twenty percent of the black at the same time as you're fifty percent Indian like why don't we just call her Indian? Okay. The free, the framework that everybody's operating in is that raises a social construct and it's all about like what you're perceived as and what community you feel a part of and Kamala is. Obviously due to the fact that we're even talking about the coverage of her and how everybody perceives is perceived as black as african-american. So that's that's all it means is perception social constantly, it seems pretty obvious to me like Indians often go on notice and it seems pretty obvious that she could use like, Oh, I'm black like use that as a huge advantage point to have. In. A going more into depth. Well like you know the story of that guy who got an Harvard he was an Indian guy. He couldn't get into school at Mediocre grades and so what do you do shave his head got a Tan told everyone was black went by the name Djibril Boom Gotten to Harvard. Actually don't know about storage. It's have you ever heard of that scene that Brown chicken on the office. Is Qingling or whatever. Okay it's her brother Yeah Okay and so yeah like he he wrote a book about it afterwards Yeah. It's obvious. Indian people do this all the time and like I'm a fan I know lots of Indian. People that do this like I'll just like. Tell people that I'm not black I'll get a fade I'll get the kind right haircut. You know maybe shave some things in my eyebrows Indian people do this all the time because it's easier to get attention if you're black if you're Indian so it just seems like this is exactly what she's doing. If you're andy and your listeners s, you know what I'm fucking talking about don't don't even try to say this is racist or you know exactly what the fuck I'm talking about. Don't fucking lie. You know it's true. All right. Well, her his history is a prosecutor that was kind of a big a big story when she was running in the primaries for the Democratic nominee for president few ran it. We didn't mention that she ran against Joe Biden in the. Primary elections. So or history is a prosecutor. Is Unlike. Many Democrats and certainly not what the progressive left would like to see in a candidate. She pursued parents of children who were truant from school would put them in jail. So kids kids who were late or absent from school, she would legally pursue with the parents and potentially put them in prison. She resisted. Resisted an order to ease California's prison overcrowding by releasing prisoners, which is something that would be popular among a lot of the Democrat constituents opposed marijuana legalization in two, thousand, Ten and two, thousand twelve, but she since changed. Position on that since she famously told I believe it was hot ninety, seven and Charlemagne. The God that she was smoking weed in college while listening to to park and Torres Bi and snoop doggy Dogg Yup before they hit even became musical artists. Went to school. So I do look us up. She went to school law school in Nineteen eighty-nine and snoop dogg's for seldom nine, hundred, eighty three. So this is not her undergrad that you do for three or four years. This is her post Grad for one or two years, but she would have graduated by the time snoop Dogg came out A blatant lie it's blatant fucking lie. Well, it's possible. She misremembered. You know. Maybe it was when she was working those late nights she had actually. This was one year before the album came out one year before she got that job. So she was actually probably sleeping with Willie Brown smoking joins But this is this is one of many straws on the camel's back for Kamala Harris is the genuineness but going further on her history as a prosecutor, she aggressively prosecuted a lot of misdemeanors she didn't support the banning of the death penalty she she basically supported the death penalty. Her reason for all this that she says now is that she was working to change the system from inside and that she couldn't always go with her instincts. Her client was the state of California and that's what she was trying to serve. So it wasn't her acting as herself. It was more just her acting as a lawyer on behalf of the State of California. There's also like she was again statewide body camera Weyermann's. She refused to respond for victims that we're abused. By Catholic clergy. She supported bills that support seizing assets for forfeiture. She fought against releasing nonviolent offenders so that they could be used to find wildfires in California. Did, you have other stuff wanted to go through or am I just step on Tokyo history as a prosecutor not I'd gone through my. Big Balloons. So she she got in trouble for like fighting, allow false testimony in which which put somebody in jail for a double homicide when they were actually innocent and then DNA, evidence came out the. Thinks she was like a big proponent of like three strike law that. Would somebody in jail for the rest of their life even when they were had like to police witnesses say they were free And then most recently I think she got in trouble for. violence. What was it crime lab scandal? So her office violated defendant's rights by hiding damaging information about lab technician who sabotage evidence and a judge found Harris and found against Harris and demanded the cases be revisited over a thousand cases were overturned. So, this is not this is not someone that. I said before the Progressive Left, this is not the progressive left darling binding stretch. On. They're not happy. And you know like recently I've seen if you fall vouch- vouchers crying on TV yesterday on Youtube? Crying I don't like to defend by wash McIntyre clip he was not going. Back. In Fact No. In fact, your frame you're not framing and right he was not the reason he was upset not crying but I said was that his audience was not in support of Kamala Harris and he was like listen we need to support Kamala Harris we need to support Biden. because. We need the Democrats in power and we can. In his mind, he believes that the fascist far-right have traded the right wing Republican. Party, and that the left need to learn from that and do the same themselves and work within the system as much as they can, and when when ultimately, someone like Joe Biden is in power and people are still hey, things things aren't ideal someone like those will come out rise to the top and say you know what? It's not ideal right now because we are not full socialist. Vouch is a youtuber this guys to the left of Bernie Sanders for those who don't know. And Chen Cuba. was on saying similar kind of thing saying Kay. Now's not the time. Now is not the time to be upset. We don't have. Bernie, now's not the time to be upset. We don't have Andrew. Young. Time to be upset, we don't have a progressive. Molly is way more progressive. Than Donald. Trump is oh, biden is way more progressive than Donald. Trump is. So now is the time to vote for them, and as soon as they get voted in, we'll go back to fighting and go back to making everything go or the left Uganda started. His REV was the called rebel rebellion pack or something he started his ads against Donald Trump I think the day they announce Camila Camila Harris. Camera Harris No. Mike stop being a bigot. It's Kamla Com on. It's just think just think. Just think you are calming the Islamic Guide, you're coming along on. I think she's I think she's from the Tamil really doesn't matter we're coming along with. Gama La. Yeah. So that's that's the intro Tacoma and the wave eve sending. Yeah. So she performed all right in the Democratic primaries she averaged around ten percent vote share throughout her run She swung as low as five at a brief peak. She was as high as twenty percent and some polls She had a steady decline in support and fundraising before dropping out, which was still actually surprised a lot of people myself included expected her to be running for a lot longer hoping to pull back up in the polls and even maybe run. So long as you know the first the first Votes in Iowa. But she wasn't a Titan Challenger, Warren Sanders or Biden, and she was never really in the upper echelon. I thought she was going to win the day that you choose running I was like. That that was expedition for winning. I. Think we actually placed a bet on that. I don't remember what the terms of the what. Don't count don't count out now she actually might end up being the president of the United States, of America now. Yeah, I mean I wouldn't protest that. I in my head, I would be thinking that's not fair and you cheated but. I'll I think it was a bottle of Scotch that we wagered or something I'd buy. Joe Biden dies or for some reason. He. Just gets poisoning to death for some reason. Yes. Kamala sleeping with married men to get to the top like would would she not slip by some Russian plutonium in a drink to get to the top I don't know someone poke him with an umbrella on the street. Maybe just yeah. Yeah. Who knows it's a big world of anything can happen got eighty nine days to see you what goes down a long way from the finish line and they're in lead right now. Her head well, no I. I got a question. So you brought this up in private conversation. He brought this up. You're obviously very fired fired up about her in your mind not being black or rather navy not being African. American. Why? Why is that important you? Why do you think that matters? It doesn't matter. It doesn't matter if she's African American or not but I just find it scandalous that she's lying is representing her race in order to vote. It's ridiculous. Absolutely. Ridiculous. With. Her being Indian. Why can't we have the first Indian women prime minister ticks boxes. Do you have quotes from her or statements from her or something that she said where you feel like she's misrepresenting a race because everything that you've said so far was about how she's being covered how she's being received by other people. She applied and went to the Black University in the United States. Went. To Howard right. The famously black haulage I'm black no business being there. It's ridiculous. Now her mom scared is. Clear. Because when I when? I. Said she was black you were like glad you didn't I'm glad you didn't say African American because I mean he's not Africa Megan off you're saying that she's not black either. Why wouldn't cast a fire his black but at least if you say she's black at least she might be around twenty, five percent black or so. So. There's a lot of people that go to Howard that are like a quarter black. Are you think she has no place there being a quarter black? If she was like a quarter black and then like accord Accord or something else and a quarter something else and of course, something else on I'd be like, okay. Fine like whatever that's she's she's a whole bunch of things. He's all mixed up the biggest chunk is black sheet. The biggest chunk of her genetic makeup is India and there's no reason why should my dentist his Indian like she is Indian or mom full Indian and there's Like what is there something wrong with being Indian, the FAULK. Yeah I. Guess I guess I mean it's all about black lives matter right now though. Frozen right now I hope. I. Hope you're back soon. So I hope you can hear me right now for the audio. Can you hear me? Okay cool. So the most important thing to me, we were talking about this in the previous episode. So this is democracy. We all get one vote. Apparently but if in the two thousand Sixteen Elections Matt Drudge Rush. LIMBAUGH Steve Bannon if those three or perhaps even just one of those three didn't support Donald Trump and didn't cover them so positively and push for him in their respective media outlets. Than Donald, trump would certainly have not become president United States so I think it's very important to consider how the media is covering and we we have. We've had a taste for that over the week. Now, how the media is covering Kamala Harris so there's apparently broad democratic support for Kamala Harris. And we saw we saw even with far left. Vouch that there's a pragmatic shift in their perspective whereas in the primary, they were all against Kamala but now a lot of them are saying we have to vote Kamala we have to get behind Biden Kamala Harris ticket. And we'd also see. Shaun. King Right. So you showed me some tweet earlier in the week how during the Democratic Primary Don King said the named both. Kamala Harris and Joe Biden and said that he would not support them ever. Now outfit Joe Biden has selected. Kamala Harris as his vice president. Shaun. King is saying that it's a historic great thing and extensively throwing his support behind you ticket. Family. So we also have we also and a great barometer or the. Measure for how the tides are going is how the late show is recovering it right. All the left-wing late show is and I think without exception they're all left wing. That Jimmy Fallon Clip I sent to you telegram. We're going to pull that up or the viewing audience I. Believe the Clip Starts At one twenty or twenty seven, and let me just get that up here. And we're GONNA start playing right. Now, we're very excited to talk about it take a look. Hey folks thanks for joining me on your zoom boxes. I'm sure you're all buzzing one honeypot to talk about comma. Thrilled to announce her as my running maiden can't wait for all the excitement and experience she brings the team. Before I. President what are plans for the country once she gets into the White House? and. I will work together and in hand in the White House or the soul this nation nice president. Regimes exciting. Moment your campaign, Comma Harris Wow. You know what? Though we're running a pretty excited campaign before this that's all. Okay, excuse me Mr Biden. I have a foreign policy question, and now we're talking has come on asked about me ask about you know. How is that a foreign policy question I was just hoping to take a trip with her. Vice President Biden when you are the president. Thank you. I think Comma Harris is amazing and inspiring. I think Comma Harris's amazing in firearm. Okay. Is Calmly Nice and person. Yes she's very, very nice. Knew it. You can just tell very kind is I have question Mr Mr Oh, my God, what was your name again Joe Biden of course, Jim? My question is is coming here. No, she's not. I can't send a Lichter virtual speech in the yeah. Does anyone have a question that is not about Comal, Harris I do great shoot Brock Obama doing. Here's Louis and follow up question. Do you think you would ever want to be the vice president again? Maybe like I mean I think We could probably cut it now I'm excited. Running beside me in this game. It's pretty life's pretty rough for you and Jimmy Fallon's make. This goes back to you saying how it's all shifted to be all about a Kamala Harris and not so much about Joe Biden. That's what the joke is right there. Yeah I mean. I don't know I. Don't know what do you say what's your take on it? I just I like I said in the beginning I was shocked to see how warmer reception that she got total embraced by. Mainstream media I like across the board on the late night shows. Here's a perfect example like. These are people who are pro, Joe Biden they throw shots every once in awhile as you kind of have to. But now, Kamala Harris just totally eclipsed Joe. Biden. This is kind of unprecedented I can't remember an election that I've watched where the VP overshadowed the like. I. Don't even know. was. The name of the Guy Around Hillary Tim Kaine Ryan can't get Tim Gane Yeah Okay. And then like Obama ran with. Joe Biden in I know that because he's running now. But yeah like. You know I don't remember Ramat John Kerry remember who ran with. Whoever lost all the last elections you? Can't, remember them. but Kamal is like the Star Center stage right now it seems like and. She's She's more than well-connected than I know that I knew rather. She was speaking at the DNC. To get. In Obama's election campaign. And this is from this was interesting. This is from this is the National Review reporting? Nick Polio Kamala Harris Former press secretary is now in charge of deciding slash announcing what the president of the United States can say and can't say on twitter to his eighty-five million followers. Winter has already removed debatable contentions by the president or contentions no more misleading than any number of Joe. Biden allegations the point of removing tweets I assume has more to do with being able to call trump aligarh than worrying about spreading his misleading information. But the optics are remarkably terrible for twitter. It's almost certainly true that whoever holds the job of senior communication manager at the social media giant will be ideologically progressive like the company, CEO. But you could imagine what the nightly reaction on CNN and MSNBC would be Mike Pence's former spokesman was censoring Joe Biden's tweets during a presidential election I have no doubt Democrats would be calling for congressional hearings. So. This is this is a former spokesman for Kamala Harris who is Deep in the thick of what is being censored and what is being allowed to be said on twitter. Yeah it's. I mean it's just like they said like imagine if the imagine if the Seats were reverse. The roles were reversed like right now what did you see the? Do you see the news about like? Somebody somebody tweeted that she might not technically be eligible somebody wrote an article she might not technically be eligible. That's been all over. That's been all over. Yeah, and so now the new birther movement this crazy conspiracies gone there's no there's no new birther movement. There's no crazy conspiracy going around. There's one guy who wrote one article call who wrote because of a constitutional technicality she might not actually be able to run and. It's completely blown up by left wing media. I like. Trump trump didn't even outright deny it. He's basically promoting the scandal and. I, think his exact words were like as far as I know she is eligible. I think those exact words yeah. That was absurd. That plays into exactly what I'm saying about how the media is really in the tank for Kamala Harris. If you watch that trump press conference and you watch what? He's actually said the actual quotes and even if you watch the video, the tones he used and everything he's like. Even. Even said to the reporter he's like Oh. So you're saying that she wasn't born here and that means that she perhaps can't run for VP and the no no. No. The claim is that because her parents weren't naturalized citizens and they were here on student visas that she might not be eligible to be naturalized citizen run for. BP is Oh, I don't really know I'd have to look into that and if you look at the coverage, it's all racist remarks from trump from backing racist conspiracy theories about Kamala Harris. Yeah and the guy who actually wrote is like no I never said that I'm just saying like like we need to look into this and investigate these the same kind of criticisms that I that I put against other people that have ran for similar positions that were white and men I don't know what you're talking about. Some old guy just in. Yeah. It's really side and and this is like across the board. This is all pretty much. All mainstream coverage is is framing things like it's a racist attack from trump and his administration against Kamala Harris and the Joe. Biden team. I just top comment on the top reddit thread about this that I was reading earlier is like it took less than five minutes for all the birth racists and misogynists to come out of the woodwork the number of white people on facebook who think they get to decide if she is black is unreal people calling whore and worse is rampant is less about Kamala being popular and more about defending her rice and humanity as fellow decent human beings and. They're just like this is this is this has tons of likes. This is tons of votes. This is the sentiment from people that like racist Republicans are attacking her because she's black it's because she's a woman. So like Joe Biden pick the perfect person to like get all this fucking shit. All these people rallied up stuff in the news all the attention on their campaign. So was it was it the perfect person? So he had he had narrowed it down. Some time before that, he was going to pick a black female specifically. Are you saying. I. Was just female now I definitely started out as female but I think very soon after that, it became narrowed down to black female. And there's several reasons for that. So like Stacey Abrams Georgia legislator Karen Bass Congresswoman from California they were both the other black women that he was looking at. They were both seen as the Anti Kamala Harris. Kamala Harris. Is kind of more seen as a typical politician. Playing politics. Maybe I mean I don't know about that but maybe but. Kamala Harris like I said like typical politician. Running. So well with the progressives as Stacey Abrams Karen Bass. Why do you say that Kamala is the perfect choice? Maybe, not specifically, but a black woman. Home like own this like everyone's hook line and sinker like going to do his bidding now, and he's generating a ton Atanas news this week everything in the news about the campaign. So, it's a great revival, his campaign. The joke of that was on Jimmy Fallon that we just saw was that his campaign has been completely boring and there's no energy and everyone's kind of just listen to him drone on and on and on. In front of a camera and now bom. Like I'm sure there's GONNA be some bigler rally or some online thing or some big public event that they're going to do soon, and that will get more traction to, and if Donald Trump says anything like while he's just a sexist huckabee even say that it's so fucking disgusting like you know he hasn't really responded at all. He hasn't really paid much attention to cook as far as I can see. I mean he's he's made responses. It is an odd choice though in terms of like. Asking somebody who outshines you and is weird like one of the things that the. Biden team was looking for and this this really throws me off as to why they chose. Kamala. Obviously. There's something going on behind the scenes but one of the things that they said that they were looking for two potential candidates is they wanted someone who didn't have ambitions to run for president subsequently themselves. Really Yeah. But it it it seems pretty obvious that Kamala Harris has ambitious to run for president afterwards, teams like that too but it also seems to be duplicitous opportunist. Who would be willing to lie but anything so I could see her making deals behind the scenes like no I'm not GonNa do that. Yeah yeah maybe. It'll also be interesting like if you make says first term. Know Aj Biden's get second term. So she'll be she'll be Schumer essentially and all if they can get the right now, she'll be a shoe interview the President Errors I. think that's probably where she's going with her. So. Yeah I. Mean Like we said seventy seven Biden's the oldest major party nominee in history if elected oldest president to hold the office. And if Biden wins in November. Since. Okay. Since John Adams. I. Held a VP position in seventeen, eighty, nine, fourteen out of forty seven vice presidents have gone on to become the president. This makes it the largest predictor of who will be a future president having been a vice president and it's very common for VP's to run for president West Kamala already ran. So. Yeah. I. Would I would put odds on her becoming a future president. Very strong. Very, good odds. Yeah, she's the right age to age. She's not too young, not too old, and like like you said, everything you said like she's got, she's got the resume. And you know what? Like for Democratic ticket I think she's like. Like she's not that bad. She's Pretty Sanur she's pretty like. She's pretty what you would expect from the Democratic Party to put out. Right. Or odds look good. She looks like she'd be she be okay. Middle of the road kind decent president everyone's starting to make her seem like on the right that she's dislike far left progressive. She's The furthest progressive they've ever had. She's she's the fourth most progressive person by votes but like it doesn't really seem that way, it seems like they're being. Alarmist about it. What do you think? Just repeat the question again. So like the right wing seems to be portraying her the Ben Shapiro Fox News Tucker Carlson, and they're kind of like. Betraying her as this radical radical leftists and I, I'm not seeing it I I look at our more as like a centrist or an opportunist or she just seems to be basically in line with Joe. Biden. You know. Yeah Yeah Yeah. I would say that she's in line with Joe Biden. Yeah. Yea. Definitely she certainly doesn't go as left as somebody like Bernie Sanders she certainly doesn't go as left as I would say somebody like a Andrew Yang or Tulsi Gabbard or something like that. Yeah. It's more on the cultural that she has seemed a little more left far left or the okay. Okay unders. Yeah. Baby. I mean we'll have to say, well, actually, let's pull up. Let's blow up this video that I sent you. It's called send you back to where you get back to where you came from dot. Yeah it was pulled that up for the audience to. So this is her talking about. What she thinks is hateful speech and then talking about what she's going to do to Donald Trump. We're GONNA start playing that from the beginning. Let me just pull it up with the audience. Right you ready. give me a second I don't have link once. Oh. Yeah it's it's telegram right there. You can just. It's just not downloaded them. Out For some reason you bastard Yup. It's all right. Just played for the audience I'll get it. Okay. Cool. Goodness start playing right now. I personally felt that back to. Everybody race. Right. Back. You know what this is coming through. Super quiet for the for the audience. Is there any way that could boost this? On folks. You. Know what? I'm GONNA e while you're pulling that up. I'm also GONNA pull it up VLC instead where I think I can super boost the volume. I I. All. Right. We're putting at the Max one hundred twenty five percents GonNa pull up the visual back again for the audience. Erc. He's It sounds like you already got it up on your end. Yeah. Yeah I. Got IT I. got it. Okay. Do you need US alternative link? I'm GonNa, play it Ray. Now I've personally get Back to where you came from. and. I bet. Everybody raised their hand. Right. Right. And then the back people are raising their. File. It is ignorant. It is shallow. It is hateful. And It has to stop. It has to stop. You know one of the most powerful. Powerful tools in the hands of the president of the United States. Thing. Right And the current president of the United States has defiled. The office of the President of the United. States. Are American. And we will speak with the authority of that voice. And all the license. And Authority that comes with that voice. Our. which is to speak to the ideals and promises of who we are as a name. To the aspirations of who are and speak knowing and remembering the history of who we are and speak with the authority that comes with the strength. Of, knowing out of many come one and that's who we are and he needs to go back to where he came from. Yeah Yeah. So, first of all I mean, I just want to mention real quick. Out of many come one. That is not that is not what was meant when that was written by the founders of America that was referring to many states in America, many states becoming one country. That's what that's referring to. It's not referring to. Indian Jamaican immigrants and Hungarian emigrants and Jamaican. All these immigrants becoming one it's not what he was referring to. So that's that's totally a mischaracterization of and so her. Rhetoric in that clip. That's why I'm saying that she seems more far left than Bernie Sanders in some ways. This seems like an insurgent. Force on the American populace and it is if you like we're remembering our history where we came from and who is who is our and when like if you do if you do include our as in like everyone. And it's like both white people people of Color and everything. Then it's like, let's remember white people put us in chains. That's that is that. Best what he's talking about when she says something like that. Yeah. It's very like it's like US versus them. It's very divisive and it's very like we need to fight against these evil white nationalist actually threaten our way of life and day I thought you would like this clip because she says, right in the beginning she's like I've been told that the number of times to come back where I come come from and that's racist that's bigoted hateful that's UNAMERICAN, and then at the end of the clip, he says I'm going to send Donald Trump back to where he gained from. Yup. Vainly. Narrative I like that and also like the fact where it's like. You don't come from America, your family's not American. She's like it's important that I remember who I am and where I came from and it's like fucking Indians like. You're like you should be proud of Indian should be saying something like, yeah like my mother overcame terrible terrible things in India that she had to go through and she became a great doctor and she was a cancer researcher. She got she moved across the world and got like one of the most prestigious postings at a prestigious university. She worked hard with the opportunity had walked in my father. My father was from Jamaica a hard place a place where people get shot in the streets and he came in economics professor and he was an honest man and Blah Blah. Blah it's like who you are is not an American like who you are as as a child immigrant parents, right? They have their own stories that are brave and exciting whatever and you just completely like throwing them in the fucking garbage like under the buzz you're like, yeah. You know how hard it's been for us African. Americans here we get told this we it's a show fuck up. This has never happened to you like what are you talking about nonsense? It makes me so angry. Yeah well. On that and I guess related back to. You being upset that she's being called black that she's being called African American. hearkens back to a disagreement we've had in a number of episodes where. You're looking at logical inconsistencies. You're you're you're doing math equations and you're saying wait two plus two this should eat before. So I, would I would cite. All those studies that have been done where a Democrat or Republican they are given Something that politician that they support has done and they are given something that a politician that they don't support has done and it's the exact same thing when it someone that they support, they think it's good. They think it's great someone they don't support. They think it's bad. They think it's evil. Yup. It's tribal. It's not. It's not. It's. About who is on your team and I think I think we've seen clearly that. The media has as rate has accepted Kamala on. The team. She's on the team they're going to push her. They're going to push the narrative that she's a woman. We don't know if that's true or not. They're going to push the. That's he's black. We know that's not true. They're gonNA push the narrative that she's like struggled and grew up. Can we talk about how she? You know she grew up in Montreal in white neighborhood and went to high school in a nice area? You know that right I knew she spent a lot of her life in Canada Yeah works. Formative years like from like I think like late elementary school like all through high school, right like years that you become like a young adult. So very important time in your life. Yeah like she's she's. Her parents are super well educated like they are immigrants, but like their extremely educated and they had excellent jobs and she lived in San. Francisco lakes grew up in Born, Oakland. Grew up in like one of the richest parts of the United States of America. I guess you would have had like a disadvantage winner father laughter and to her mom was a single mother for awhile. actually, I think her mom was a single mother for the whole time. She was raising her but Yeah. I mean like with the salary that her mom would have been pulling in and as long as like her dad centers some pocket change like it wouldn't have been a problem financially swimming is. Barry very very, very privileged in in the world she grew up in and you know now like her family is basically like one of the most famous families. In. Modern Times the United States her sister is also famous, right? Did you look in her sister who I didn't? I well, I don't have it in front of me, but her sister's like some famous newspersons written a book and like as a famous lawyer and I think she was commentator on NBC News and stuff like very, very, very, very, very impressive resume very impressive woman. Just, act like Kamala Harris is that the narrative this going to be pushed like the champion of the poor and the champion of the downtrodden and the champion of the people who need it, and it's couldn't be further from the truth anything like Joe Biden is more of that than she is now. Like I said what matters is perception and we can some further what's going on the media. So we've got. We've got the simpsons and we're talking about Matt Groening groening's the cartoon animated the Simpsons. Coming out coming out in defence of Kamala. Harris, and Joe Biden. Running who famously likes to have his feet robbed while he's on airplanes with Jeffrey Epstein. Yeah actually forgot about that but we are talk more that Matt groening. So this clip came after. Someone on the trump campaign said off the cuff that Marge Simpson or rather. Kamala Harris sounds like, Marge Simpson and the simpsons official twitter account came out this has got about five million views right now on twitter. Came out in defense of that, and we are going to pull that up for the audience you ready. Right now. You don't get into pilot the president in your adviser Jenna Alice said Com O'Hara sounds like me these sessions doesn't mean it as a compliment. That's how as an ordinary suburban house won't. Start a little trees. It teach my children now to name called. Off I'm afraid. That was a nice little gig at trump actually because he's losing the white suburban housewife vote. Famously I'm so we've got we've got we've got literally one of the most popular cartoons of all time coming out against or rather in defense and in support of. Harrison. Trump. We've got a NBA photographer that was fired by the NBA. This is ridiculous. So he this guy was fired for posting a mean on twitter or something. Yeah and I'll pull that up for the audience right here. You don't have these links but I'm going to just pull for the viewing audience I've seen it. So. Yeah. Posted on facebook this Joe and the whole mean. Show since since he got you know literally at this point worldwide scorn. Since come out and said, Hey, listen you guys are rightly offended I was not doing this. This is not this is not represent the way that I see the world was just me highlighting things that other people were saying and I actually don't agree with this at all. Whether or not that's true or not just trying to cover footsteps. The fact of the matter is this I got. Fired from his job for posting a anti go biden and Kamala Harris. Mean and it turns out that this is actually something that has been posted before that is going around that this guy perhaps was highlighting. So we've got this shirt Joe in the Ho, you can buy this online. Anti Joe Biden Anti Kamala Harris. Apparel we've got this sign. which was funny joing the Ho-. Sniffen blow tour. Two Thousand Twenty Salisbury Massachusetts now, I gotta say that I kinda think this is fake. I've been to Salisbury Massachusetts a number of times, Massachusetts famously a Elizabeth Warren One and landslides there. This is not a pro-trump place. This is not like this sign would get graffiti burned the rob Roy Auto, which is apparently advertising this signed would probably get. Burned to the ground. The fact of the matter is this is going around. So this is this Gel win the home meam is a thing and it's totally within the realm of possibility. This guy was just highlighting that. Further. We've got some more stuff going on. We've got a quote unquote. Racist Cartoon. This is the spectator covering it. We've got to frame one frame Joe Biden. It's time to heal a divided nation by racism next frame. So we'll hand you over to this little brown girl while I go for a lie down. And this guy is getting pelted from all corners of the mainstream media saying that he's a racist and he should be fired and and all that which to me I mean this cartoon just seems like it's totally taking shots at Joe Biden and in fact, I? Totally progressive actually saying this and there's this old white man is like obviously. A jerk. Totally, and they're gonNA be like there's like that could be a memo Kamala to do all the work just she's white and arches colored and woman and Lazy White Man Joe Biden and just goes for a nap y'all the woman has to work twice as hard for none of the fucking credit. Yeah. Blah Blah like. This is like the first five days since she's been nominated and we've got, we've got the simpsons coming out. We've got NBA photographer getting fired. We've got this cartoon is to perhaps could get fired any day now and we've got all these like late night television show is coming out Kamala Kamala Kamala. So it's pretty clear to see what the future lies as far as the coverage of this in in regards to Kamala Harris. I mean I think it's like I mean, I'm not sure if it's slam dunk win for them but like it seems like they're going to win and then and then I don't know what you do all this stuff like I don't know what you do when you have if he doesn't step down and let her run then what happens like they're good people are literally going to be. Saying. The thing said where it's like, oh, she's really doing all the work. She gets no credit because she's a woman of color like racism is going on inside the white. House this is ridiculous Joe. Biden. Can Barely get his diapers off and Kamala Harris is working eight hundred hours a week while she's trying to fix the country that Donald Trump left does. This. This is ridiculous like we need to get him out of office immediately and gathered the position of our that he deserves to be in like it's going to be a forensic if they win, it's not it doesn't seem like they're their relationship does not seem genuine. It does not seem to have a good friendship like the things that she was saying about him in the in the. Primary debates like calling him openly calling him a racist openly calling him Predator like a sexual Predator like that knocked down. She had where she was like Joe. I was one of the children on those. Like single tear rolls down her cheeks I. Mean that was a that was a to face statement right? She actually openly that she didn't believe he was racist and then went on to essentially say that he was racist. So yeah. I don't think you're racist Joe Yeah whip marks on my back. Yeah. Yeah. It was. It was essentially something like that. Yeah. So I. Mean there is that statement. There is what we already said about her saying that she listened to to park and snoop dogg before they ever even released out years before they never even released an album while she was smoking weed to defend her record as you know a a black American who's with black culture. Famously famously her dad's at like her grandma was like rolling in her grave this totally not true stereotype about Jamaican men and they never smoke weed Jason That's discussing and racist even think that. There's sorry. Go ahead. Well then we have we haven't mentioned yet. We got her take on the Jesse small. Let's controversy. I need to explain what the Jussie smollet thing was, but he was the guy who wore a noose around his head said that. Some Maga- hat wearing guys in Chicago assaulted them at night came out was a fake crime. Per tweet about that was Jesse. Small at is one of the kindest most gentle human beings I know I'm praying for his quick recovery. This was an attempted modern day lynching. No one should have to fear for their life because of their sexuality or color of their skin we must confront this hate. She's never taken that back. That's is still up, she has never recanted. She has never said, boo about anything that has came at since then. Is it possible. She doesn't run her on twitter account. Why does that matter? I mean if it's not her writing it, who cares like you can't really hold it against her. Well she could tell her aides to take it down and she could tell her aides. I might not even know. If, she's not an twitter. She might be like what I said. I never said that we fucking talking about. Just like she might have been in love with Willie Brown. Love with Willie Brown, she might have been like she might have been missed met Miss Remembering The Times that she actually did smoke weed while listening to park and Snoop Dogg and. When she said that she believes the Joe Biden sexual assault accusers might have just been having an off day and and now that she's gone to know Joe Biden better she's kind of adopted a new opinion on that. Yeah perhaps, yeah, I'm just saying that's a lot. Those are a lot of straws on the cameras back for her not be. Disingenuous. Davies she does believe women and maybe she believes, Joe Biden's accusers but also she believes Joe Biden and she can go work to him at work for him and be his vice president maybe conflict of interest there as long as long as she believes both honestly genuinely right. Maybe. I don't know it seems like a fucking disaster me. So I actually find this interesting I was listening to talk about Nick Nicholas says he was saying like. This is the best we could have hoped for 'cause. She's so divisive like if he had if they had picked anybody else to be the president. Okay maybe they wouldn't be as good on paper, but they're like Joe Biden's dementia kicking in is like a big. Big Big. Big Win for Republicans. And now up being like a nasty woman like she really is nasty women like it really is a not a nice person another another feature I'll even your sorry. Is it going to say like how off-putting she is and how sneaky she is and how does duplicitous and deceiving she seems to be like it's really not GonNa win over I think the progressives you can see the you can see like all hands on Deck Shaun King of the world the Chang Snow the vouches you can see them trying to rally the there are people and it's because they have taken the temperature of the room and they're like, fuck this was not good for. Work. So Like I said, she's broadly well received among Democrats, this was the most net favorable choice among the options with name recognition at thirty three percent favorability rating to thirty four percent unfavorability while Both Elizabeth Warren and Stacey Abrams Abrams Susan Rice and others these people either been heard of by and large by the general public or they were thought that. Way More negatively. So in in that regards as far as you know, the temperatures are talking about Democrats in general you're talking about all democrats I'm talking about leftist far left radicals like I'm talking about. Yeah. But Bernie Sanders supporters the I've seen people in chats all this bullshit I'm not voting people. So the figure with the figureheads are important. What is same cedar saying what is vouch saying what are people like that say Chattanooga saying these are important and they are supporting Kamala Harris. So another reason that. Joe Biden Picture. Hillary Clinton one of the reasons that she lost the two thousand sixteen elections is because the youth voter turnout was not good e- black voter turnout was not good and someone like Kamala Harris. Could be said to say that she would boost both those demographics young and the black. Man. I'm not seeing it. I don't see her being overly popular with blacks. I think she comes off as fraudulent I think they realized that is unlike not really wanted them i. don't think that she's a cop I. Don't think they like that she threw a lot of people in jail I. Think they kind of her as like an uncle Tom I think it'll totally depend how she's covered in the media and basically they'll eat what they are fed. Yeah. That might be true. That might be totally true unlike the war hasn't gone into motion yet like the gears of started to crank forward and and. It's it's it's. I, don't. It's a trap. It's a trap for Donald Trump. So. You're saying that there is a weakness there's a potential weakness and that weakness is the black vote. And record on racism and record online order but but but let me say this. Because the black votes going at, you'll biden but it is it is the. Non Center laughed versus the Bernie Sanders vote. If. It's close like it was with Hillary. If the elections close like they're gonNA need everything, they're going to need to win on every single demographic that they normally win. And so if you get a whole bunch of young people who are like fuck this like first of all, voting for I gotta I gotTa Posit GonNa Pause like first of all, it is the black vote. There is talk right now that Donald Trump and I don't think this will happen but. Could take as much as twenty percent of the black vote, which is a a a devastating victory, and that is something that if you ask me a year ago could the Republicans are Donald Trump ever obtained anything close to twenty percent of the black vote I would say you're crazy but some of the polls are showing that that might happen. So to say is you block Rasmussen or something. I mean there's a there's a bunch of them like Gal. Gallup is Adam bouncing at least around twelve percent. Yeah I mean like black people don't vote for Republicans like it I. Don't. Talked about we talked about this previous episodes you there is no chance that he's going to win something like fifty percent. He's not gonNA. Win The black vote but nobody's hey take a chance for seventy. Eight ten percent it's going to get what he was. Yeah. Ten ten percent is still a pretty big blow. If he can get ten percent, but he's I mean, okay fine. Black Black is important. It is going to be important and it will because you know like if he's going to win again, he's going to win by a little bit. He's not GonNa win by this huge landslide. So He needs everything he can get I. It is important for Donald Trump to get the black hole. And then. So how do you think that Kamala Harris a will impact the black vote. I don't think she will impact the black vote particularly I think I think black lives matter is going to have a huge beef with their. So you you already previously said, well, black black voters don't vote Republican period and yeah, I I tend to agree with that and largely they're kind of eating like news bites and things they here in the streets largely I mean this is the same for a lot of for most voters actually. But like I said, they will eat what they are fed. We've already looked at how the media is currently cover and Kamala Harris like a historic Empowering beautiful candidate. and. They will eat that wholesale if that's what they are fed by the democratic establishment that you say that they're essentially. If if they vote, that's the vote for but what if they don't vote or if they stay at home? Well and that's one. That's one of the reasons that I was saying that Kamala could be a boon to that vote so like you said. Joe Biden is already connected to Obama. So there's already that kind of like mild influence to get out and vote for you know Obama's Bro but then having an actual whether or not you think she's black having an actual black candidate on the ticket to is just that much more. Yes I see where you're coming from but I don't think I don't think the turnout is going to be there I don't think the youth vote is going to be there. And here's. Where I was going to before it's a trap for Donald Trump because. As you said there's a weakness for Kamala. Where in the primaries we saw this progressives didn't like really believe or they SARS duplicitous as we've been saying, they saw her as this kind of law and order candidate. She's put like a lot of people away. She's she's not appealing to as far as record is concerned, not very appealing to what we would think the blackout would be appealing to now donald trump could attack her in that weak point. But that whole realm is a weak point for Donald Trump Joe Biden. On, Joe Biden opened up his campaign literally the first thing he released from his campaign was attaching himself to the Charlottesville protest where white supremacy. This is how it was framed white supremacists rallied and they targeted this anti-racist protester and ran her over with a car. Buying kicked off his campaign centric himself as the Anti Racist Anti White Supremacist candidate and This is electing a black female specifically Kamala Harris is just centering it on race that much more, and this is losing ground for Donald Trump period. No matter how you slice it is losing ground for Donald. Trump if donald trump does go after the weak spot that you pointed out, it's just Going to take himself into a battlefield where he loses. And so. Recently very recently it seems he's going in eight then yeah. Yes. He just did a tweet just tweeted. that he wants to see like more statues of like beautiful strong women that have like help build this country like he's already wait wait a female. Female. The okay. Okay. Well, the the women stuff I feel like he's he's more safe to go in that realm in fact was a little better yeah. Well, no, I think he like this isn't You know he's got his controversies with these things but he can. Attack them in that in that sphere and not an, it's not. It's not necessarily losing ground for him whereas I think the race stuff is necessarily losing ground for him. I mean he's been spending a lot of time and a lot of money on trying to get a positive image in the black community. Really yes. Has it been successful who knows? It's been more successful than I thought it would be let's I'm going to keep talking I'm going to pull up Galp right now. Yeah. So like Okay like we just talked like getting eighty percent of the black vote. No. But like how much the blackout would he have gotten? If spent zero time in Zero Money Zero Resource? Sonya. Hasn't been worth like I would argue most certainly it's been, it's been successful to some degree. The argument to make might be like hasn't been worth the investment because he has sunk a ton of time and resources. You are totally taken the side of the arguments that I've taken on previous podcast argued against what is what is responsible for this change? Well I'm not I'm not even taking side really right now I'm just thinking out loud like what? What is is it good? Is Bad like is it working I? Don't know I really I think we'll have to wait and see ocean is obvious. It is obvious that he spent a lot of time and money wearing black vote. And it is it is obvious that it has made some sort of change now. We'll pay offer him like how do we know I? Can't I know that right now so I've got the Gallup. POLL'S FOR BLACK SUPPORT ON DONALD TRUMP. So it had been kind of like. Upwards since let's say January, twenty, nine, thousand, nine. It hits hit its peak in Gallup at twenty three percent, which is actually very impressive. That's the highest it's ever been in his presidency. The highest it's ever been for any Republican. Definitely. In recent history, I can't say I don't know forever but recent history for sure. So the twenty three percent, it hit in February. Twenty twenty. And it's been steady decline since actually. Recent is down back back down to eighteen percent or I'm sorry, eight percent. Eight percent. Funny because I just think percent. But. Yeah I don't know. What's what he thinks responsible for that James like what happened the black lives matter protests it's been in steady decline since February and. Yeah. Took huge hits in recent months so. Yeah. I mean he's GonNa need he's GonNa need something I think a lot of it has hinging on the economy as well. You Know Cova has put so many black people at work and he can't really stand on that soapbox that nobody. But nobody cared when when the employment numbers were going way up no nobody cared when it was like modern historic highs for black black unemployment rather low is for black unemployment nobody cared he would bring that up in all his briefings and. We could go back to this galloping. It's a flat line. It's a flatlined until like January twenty nineteen and this was like well after that he was posting nobody fucking cared about the numbers. I'm not so sure because like something is responsible for that influx what's what do you think is responsible for the influx just Democrats being shit and then black people not liking them be sick and tired of them and wanting a change. Yeah I think it's a whole a whole bunch of things like they had been grinding away to no end with legs it. was like the black exit from the Democratic Party Kanye West came out they were pushing diamond and silk the no end for so long they were pushing all these black twitter. Trump supporting people. Fox News out like still still always been running. Picking the most intelligent black Republican that they can find and just putting spotlight's on him and putting a camera in front of them. So, I think there's a whole ton of things and. Yeah I'm not sure I could pin it on anyone thing why? Just blight like George Floyd gets killed Mata get shot and then just. Like it all goes down all the hard work. All done. I'm going to have to like now push they got three months to push it all back to where was in want to get that black vote. Yeah I, mean the. Stuff that kicked off around. Well. I guess it was I guess it was April or May right. Yeah? Yeah. He's. He's number starting. Following in his numbers started falling in February. I don't know. I'm sure it had a little to do with the economy to but what we are talking peanuts to a certain extent like we had this one week or one month at twenty, three percent and other than that it's been hovering around seven to twelve percent right now we're at eight percent like we're talking pretty much margin of error stuff like it's not even that substantial. What does he like? What percent does he need to? Guarantee that he wins like how much is the black vote? Does he actually need for it to make a difference Well, it depends on how he does and other demographics to he's been slipping with suburban white women, right so like if he picks up on that, he would need as much of the Black Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah. But if he picked up twenty percent of the black vote, I would think that would be devastating. So, if he could get twenty assuming, he doesn't lose completely in every other demographic where Republicans do well, twenty of the black vote is a slam dunk for public I mean, yeah it depends on swing states and everything to right. It depends on how well he doesn't have out how I won't doesn't Texas. Florida, like he absolutely must win Florida right. There's a whole bunch of different variables. Well I think I think it'll be interesting to see what happens in the next three months. Kamala is GonNa go hard on him for being racist. She's GonNa go every day she's going to be talking about how racist instead administration has say. That's how the Biden campaign kicked off the selection of a black woman signals that it's only GonNa, go further that way. Yeah I'm actually kind of open. She wins because if she loses like what kind of riots are we can have like what kind of population are we're going to have people on the left thing like I can't fucking believe how racist in this country is a black woman has no hope of ever becoming by spread the probably won't even talk about Joe. Pine the probably just be upset about Kamala getting. Like People will blame it all on racism and sexism. And that's another thing. So like Hillary did really well with that stuff, right? Hillary Hillary really aggressor campaign were bad and now they're going to be able to use all those tricks again. Try and do well. They're going to be safe things like a if you don't if you don't vote for Biden your sexist if you don't vote for biting. Your racist. and. A guilt trip I think he gets people to the polls. I think it certainly energizes people who care about those issues paint sweetie. Child on on video right now for the audio viewers. Of sorry about that. Yeah. So I mean people are going to get people on the left like to get energized for causes like that. They like to feel like they're the victim they liked to. Play play up people's emotions and play up this idea that we talked about on last podcasts where it's like fear in the struggle gear fighting for our lives, you're be murdered in the streets. If we don't take care of Donald Trump particularly particularly women vote voters concerned with those issues they reliably vote for. Social causes like that and women voters also, which is an important factor in Biden electing or rather choosing Harris as his vice presidential running mate is that I? There's a lot more women in America, there are fifty, fifty, four percent of the electorate. That's eight point advantage. They much more reliably vote Democrat than Republican and then second in proportional terms of bigger percentage of that fifty four percent of women a bigger percentage of women turn out to vote than the smaller forty, six percent of men. So absolutely relative terms this is a double advantage for the Democrats. And I don't know I don't have exact numbers in front of me, but I was looking at her popularity has skyrocketed over the last week and so I'm sure it's skyrocketed as of women and big part of that. I'm sure women are thrilled. That a VP ache was what's female I'm sure they're doubly thrilled that it was personally caller who they perceived as blacks. Now, asked you actually why you? Because you had said Kamala Harris was the perfect candidate. So I actually think that and we had spoken earlier about our opinions changing when when when she was first chosen I thought it was a bad choice since looking into in my opinion change. One of the great things that adds an additional trap for trump. Is that trump has been for a while. Now kind of framing this is a law and order election, which is somewhat typical of the right wing and the Republican side. It's going to be very hard to label Kamala and Biden ticket as as anti law and order with her record is a prosecutor totally like he can't hear not soft on. You can't really criticize black lives matter. He can't really criticize the riots. He can't really criticize like the people who have been looting and stuff 'cause like what's he gonNa say Oh, the Democrats are just going to let these people out. Let them run rapid and. I mean, it won't stand. It won't hold water. Right? And evacuation. Yeah. I mean one of the other major things to consider is we're in Kovic. And? A lot of the speaking is going to be done without audiences and there's talk there's talk that the debates might even be done without audiences. So we know that Donald Trump performs much better with an audience. He plays off the audience's reactions oftentimes when he's reading just blind or rather off of teleprompter staring into the camera. It can seem kind of drawl and doll and often often. Cuts, cuts himself short in those instances whereas Biden and Kamala. It seems like they might be that might be actually very strong point for them. Yes. So I think I slightly disagree to there. I think trump does well when he reads, I, think he does better when he reads off the prompter really offered not for debates but certainly for like. When they have like conferences and whatnot yeah. What sticks to his speeches from his handlers? No. Like come on. Disagree with Tony to review like he's when he's saying like. He'd never says this offensive shed that riles everybody up and gets everyone matt him is sticking to the script. He sounds presidentially sounds good is good at reading when he goes off script like yes it's better in debate he does those like big cake downs like, oh, well, like when I when I'm president, you'll be imprisoned like those kind of like foam like. That Riley base. No but. That's that's what you're look. That was one of the most offensive things he ever said, and that was him going off script. But like like you don't, you don't want to like in a debate you don't want one hundred percent of either of those things you want a good mix so like I think you are right but. He's good on script to like he is. He is a good speak for he is good at reading stuff on script. It is maybe it's a little boring. Yeah but like. It's not more boring me Joe Biden Kamala Harris leading. As to your point about I see disagreement there but as your point about like live debate this is this is going to be a huge win for. Kamala. Like. They. First of all all is going to. Debate Mike Pence Not Donald Trump. Right unless they changed the rules unless they have some sort of four-way debate I got eleven. Yeah. So like Mike. Pence. But like I think he's on. Adequate speaker I think is a competent speaker. But it seems to me like Mullah harasses more. Is going to win that debate like if I just had to guess just based on healthcare as she is and whatnot and I mean the vice president presidential debates don't really have much of an they don't normally matter. But now now they seem to have more importance than usual. I'm sure they'd have a little more importantly. Yeah, and then there's that and then Donald Trump I joe Biden. Donald trump is like. He needs to figure out a way to get Joe Biden in front of an audience and like do it live he cannot. He cannot like all. Let's do this over zoom like it'll be devastating if they do that, they need to figure out a way to get. If? I'm if I'm if I'm the if I'm in the Biden Campaign, I'm in the DNC what I'm going to do if there's a live debate I'm willing to make sure someone in that audience has coded. and. That Donald Donald Trump insisted on having this debate and now there's a covert. It doesn't matter how the how the debate goes as long as someone dies Kobe. He gets as long as you can prove afterwards through contact racing that got covert at the debate. Yeah. Yeah. Or just need to claim. That's what they did with Herman Cain like Herman Cain died of Covid Week or two earlier he was at Donald Trump's campaign rally that. I'm not saying he got it from their location was under the damage was the darn trump's an asshole. Yeah. Yeah, that's not a bad idea. So just kind of do it and then like some radiant and is. That's pretty duplicitous or you could I guess have the debate unlike? Ram Joe Biden Hillary was getting debate questions like beforehand like if these aren't going to be live to be like are we really going to believe that Joe? Biden isn't going to be sitting in front of the camera with prompter and all the questions already pre scripted if this isn't live in front of an audience like totally totally like if it's not live like Is going to happen like everything the feds. Here. Yeah. Totally. If you're Joe Biden though like you don't WanNa go live you wanted to be. You don't even want there to be debates. No. Yeah. You should say, Hey, we should. We shouldn't even have them. Hurt. That's certainly what the angle's going to be but so he's not gonna he's not going to be able to get that at the very least. They're going to do remote debates like via Webcam and. I don't know if I would do it but I would think about if I was Joe Biden I would think about going to the debates on principle being like I'm not gonNA. Get in the same room with a racist like that. I worked I worked tirelessly with Barack Obama was one of my closest friends and this man tried to insinuate that he was out even born in this country and he wasn't even American and that's a great man I worked with Barack Obama. Do you all remember when I work with Barack Obama? He's my friend I'm not talking to this racist and just like. I. To play well, it'd be I think it would be very hard to spin that as a positive thing as far as numbers would be concerned on doing something like that. I don't know man I think it'd be a power move like I'm not saying I would do it but I would think about it. I'd be like man if you just say like fuck like that's what they did in the Canadian elections to burn basically right and like it totally worked, it'd be a little. One on one was pulling live on Bernie and Bernie was polling at like five percent at his peak. You know this is a totally different situation. Yeah. It's a little different. It's a power move. Though are move I'm not talking to your racist. Get the fuck Outta here. Yeah Oh dear. So is there anything else you wanted to go into Kamala I just wanted to mention that her aunt is from an Indian city where I used to have a stocker that lived in. So that was that was kind of crazy Chen. Shan is. China India man I made the mistake like this was a long time ago. This was over a decade ago. I think I made the mistake of. Accepting a friend request on facebook when I used to use facebook and I got I thought it was just this. FACEBOOK tourists that just want to know what life was like in Canada and everything. So you know I talked to her briefly With not complete disinterest like I wasn't interested in her I just thought I was being nice accepting the friend request and giving her a little conversation. But then she would not stop. And she started getting mad at me and so in the beginning like looking back, it's very stupid to accept friend requests from like nobody. But like I said, this was over a decade ago and I was still naive even when he was acting like a little crazy or something I'd be like listen I don't have time to talk now. Maybe I'll talk to you like at the end of the week or something. And month after month, she just got crazier and crazier and crazier. She started sending me messages that were. Like, images of roses dripping in blood and saying I, hate you I hate you. I hate you. She started because I wasn't actor back then and there was a lot more google and that could be done about me and she started she would see that the show is I was in and she was like. With dog door without we posting on facebook he was like, how is your show at this location last night? And then she got into like my girlfriend at the Times like. DM's and was messaging her and she she and then I blocked her I blocked her and she created fake accounts. She started saying that she was coming to Canada. She was hinting at this like I said, this is decade a decade ago. So it's difficult for me to remember everything but. She was working her way around the blocks that I put on her and she was saying that she was like coming to Toronto. He was saying that she had dreams about me and my sister it was it was crazy and this went on for six months. I had to tell her that I was contacting the police and everything she's like I don't care. I need to see you coming. It was crazy. Does she ever ask for money or anything like no no, it was not like that man it was. It was really I. Mean I kept I always wanted to try to pull up some emails right now but maybe another time. Yeah Well you know joy listeners stockers we can relate to that right everybody goes through that. New I remember waking up to voice mails from it. I don't know how she got my phone number that wasn't even on the Internet I. Don't know how she got that but there would be like voicemails I do not. I would like check my check my mail and it'd just be like. Hello Jason. where? Are you. Oh and then she found when my birthday was and she was calling me on my birthday. Oh Fuck man we should have done that sir the. Castle. Wish that sounds awesome i. wish girl call me and. My God, it was it was it was actually genuinely scary like when when it got to the point, this was like researching places that she could work in Toronto where I was living at the time. and talking to me about all this different shit and this girl was legit. This was not like a troll. This was not a catfish her shit went deep because I actually started researching her and I'm like Oh. Shit like some of this like she's actually she actually has resumes from like five years ago saying that she was at this school in China and. It was scary anyways. That's the. Soccer story for now. Yes well, I guess the. Only, thing to do is talk about. Amal. The giants, Kamala. Kamala the Ugandan giants. So we were actually I guess we did not doing like we were. We were thinking about doing let. Me Back up a bit. So when you when you Google Kamala Harris, one of the things that comes up is this man named James Harris who was a famous wrestler in the eighties and his name was Kamala the Ugandan giant and. I've been researching a lot about him because got super interested in him and we were thinking about making. A couple of jokes about it and comparing her to him and whatever. We didn't really end up getting into a little more serious podcasts. Jason like maybe we just throw on a little stuff for Kamala I've spent the time researching as an interesting guy just passed away recently and very sad for him and his family. Yeah. Yeah. You want me throw up which one. His cave entrance about that time everytime entrance. You mean the intro that we just did I see the dungeon doom I see the. Center report your under links. It says Kamala. Eight seconds. Like this is this is the kind of character that Kamala. Was I actually wish he was running for vice president. All right I gotta get through the ads I. I got to set up some kind of adblocker on. Right here origin adblocker something. Yeah. It's because I fresh installed my os. So we're starting at one zero seven. Okay let me just get that up for the viewers right here. All right. Here we go starting now. Oh I did. Ned. I. Kinda and God like Jack Joe Dirt there or. Joe Tiger Keg. Man I wish this guy was still alive. so I think they were doing that impressed for him to go fight hog, and if you go online, you can look at Kamala wwe see a lot of his wrestling stuff. He's a funny character. Totally noggin fly in today's world. that. would be called completely racist like there's no way. Anyone would let this guy have a job. You know what he did. This guy just died last week. Yeah. So He had complications from diabetes lost both his legs over the last ten years kept going. It's of sad. She's like I was watching his life story interviews and stuff seems like a genuinely nice guy like went into wrestling to support his family. Not Ugandan by the way, his character as the you he's never even been to. Uganda never even been Africa. He didn't. He actually didn't know that wrestling was fake until he showed up the job interview and they were like Oh yeah we're up. He's like what's and they were telling him they they were like, Oh, you should be arrest or your huge that people were scouting him for that and he was like I've never wrestled but all right like I'll give it a try and so you know like he raises family after he lost his legs he was doing like. Making like lamps to sell the people, he was hit US brief music career trying to sell songs and stuff. It's a man of us. I guess probably did the circuit for like signing autographs and stuff for those old school wrestling inventions kind of thing. But lived a pretty modest lifestyle just seems like a regular nice guy and. It was just so funny to find like I was trying to research Kamala Harris and then this guy comes up and it was actually. was actually a breath of fresh air to be honest just to see somebody who was so. Genuine and nice and like you know like. not politically correct in contrast to looking at Kamala who says all the right things but teams like a complete snake and. It, was just really refreshing. So just wanted to take him on the podcast send our love to. James Harris and thank him for all he did for us man. Guy Around agreed. Wow I don't I don't. Say. that. It was nice. Running surge not really but that's nice. Yeah did you have anything for Grab Bag No. I wanted to mention I need to mention that we have a very special guest lined up for next week. Now one of my concerns. Viewership. Win where the great episode last week in viewership did not perform. Well, this episode I already suspected it wouldn't perform well judging by the amount of live viewers we've had it doesn't look like it's going to perform. Well, if you're watching this and you have interest in seeing very special guests that we have lined up for next week, I don't want him to back out. I don't want him to be on our youtube channel and see they got forty forty views on their last show they got. Thirty five us on this show. This is obviously a waste of my time. Watch the video twice what it on your girlfriend's account. Leaving on play there. Sign into your Alta counts, play it their. Show it to your grandmother do whatever you need to do. I want I wanted to be on the old folks home you worked at I might have to do that I made up to create new facebook account or new youtube accounts and watch multiple times through there because I do not want this guest back. I'm not sure. Would it be kosher to? Give the name of the special guests he's agreed to be on. Yeah Yeah, give us out while we've got, we've got the author of the drudge revolution which we covered last week who appeared on Tucker Carlson's show the most famous most watched able new show in the world right now had his feet cut off due to technical difficulties. We will be continuing that interview Tucker Carlson left off next week I really don't want him to back out I WANNA Bagamoyo. He's Hot I don't want him to get cold. So we want this episode to get some views. So he doesn't look at channel and have second thoughts. Out We're. GonNa be and we're going to learn how to pronounce his name correctly. It's Matthew. Author of the Drudge Revolution Macula Sayaka. Polish something yeah. Well, I mean Tucker pronounced differently on his broadcast news so. We'll get we'll get that right for the for the episode. Famously world famously he popped into our chats while we were talking about his. At a laugh with us. We've got tons of great questions lined up for him to go. Deep into the book deeper into it happens I mean what's he? Had some superstars here not even really joking not even really tooting non not even really exaggerating we had new Kazue's transracial icon on the Internet right now we've got handsome truth the most censored Youtuber in history we've had Rachel dollas all of Netflix special fame. And now we're going to have the author of the Drought Revolution Great Book. and. Featured on Tucker Carlson with an interview that ended right when I was getting really really interested and we're GONNA pick it up where I left off. I mean it's unbelievable. Somebody Yeah we're going to pick it up where you left off. We're GONNA see how everything relates to upcoming election what the betrayal of your To the drive means great and all to count and subscribe if you're already subscribe, do whatever you can. I don't go to your mom's house. Looking her last video has got forty views on youtube but doesn't have much on. And podcast downloads in anything I don't want another flop right now we can't handle another flop right now. It'll be okay. Just relax. Just, in our. Malice as Oh. Dear it is depressing all the only get forty years after so much so much success while like I said I, I knew that that episode wasn't GonNa do to well in viewership but at the same time as one of my favorite episodes content. Wise. It was one of my favorite episodes and. The work that went into it was one of my favorite processes like I feel like I actually learned a lot. Grew the person so to speak. Yeah absolutely. Absolutely it's good episode and A good buck, and now we're GONNA have the great follow up with author that'll be a smash. And, we'll be back on Iraq's. So. Yeah. That's what you got to tune into next week. Anything. Else. I. Mean a lot of should happen throughout the week but honestly, I was just more hustling focused on Kamala right now I mean, we've got you know we're going up against people who their job it is to cover Kamala Harris and they spent the past two weeks full time doing the research where I'm working fulltime another shit and some nights. Any on it and yeah. Yeah. We get some like paid interns or something. We should also probably just by some subscribers like we're prevented the city. Yeah. That's that's what I'm thinking of is just like putting some money down getting like one K. ten K. on Youtube and twitter. To. Buy a subscriber these days. I looked in two years ago. It was actually quite a bit, but it wasn't a prohibited a prohibitive amount. I think it would reliably grab grab more viewers I don't. Yeah I. Don't really. Like. A farm in China where like they've got a million phones I don't I don't know how they do I don't know how they do it. But one of the concerning things is I do know that companies like Youtube and twitter they do they do catch onto those things sometimes and sometimes channels that have bought subscribers. All of a sudden they're subscriber count will drop like ten thousand just because like Youtube realized that there, there's some connection between is species or however they do it. Yeah. But if we let's say we bought ten thousand subscribers and then boom like we naturally grow fifty thousand for that. Oh. Okay. Well, now you're thinking rose colored glasses I would be thinking I'd be more along the lines of like Oh maybe we'll get like another five hundred thousand. Okay. Okay. Okay. I thought. It was like if you get into that upper echelon at all boosts you up further. Yeah. Well, I mean it said that someone Pudi by you know however many it is what is it? One? Hundred, million subs I don't even know. But if he if he just stopped making videos and just had that hundred million subscriber count, he would naturally be growing thousands a month addressed off of just off his number people are drawn this human psychology they're drawn. To some aspects, herd animals people are drawn to what other people are watching, and that's why this worked for. ROTC revenge assists. Mildly pop-, Popular Youtube, streaming channel. They bought a whole time of twitter subs a whole ton of Youtube Saab's and subsequently became popular. It is very hard to argue that that did not have a huge impact on their subsequent popularity. Another podcast called pod awful is going after them for that right now but. I don't I don't really shit on that to be honest like especially well. I guess would have to lie about it like we would have. This is all a thought experiment like we would have to. We? Couldn't we couldn't. If we said it, that's breaking the terms of service. Like we would. We would. We would face percents. Where does it stand now that we've like livestream debt and we're like, yeah, maybe we'll buy some subscribers. So like first of all does that make it acceptable because it's like Oh, these guys are very Meta. They're very tongue in cheek they know what they're doing so as it cool and then be is it like? Is it break terms of service are we already broken the terms of service just by saying we're GonNa, do it now because this was a joke was a joke but the thing is, is like if that if that joke If. Jokes, OJ Simpson it if if if I did it if. I think the joke being there and the dead-pan expressions that we gave and the appeared that we're being serious when we actually weren't I think that could play out very poorly for us because the thing is, is that like if some random if let's say, my stalker in India bought a subscribers, there's no way to prove that we bought the subscribers. But if there's a video of US making that joke that we just made, which was a joke, this is a comedy podcast after all. Then, we might be in trouble we might be in trouble so. We'll have to make jokes offline and. Flesh out that joke looking and we need some better punchline. So everyone knows joking. Know how, funny this phone messages. All right. Well, I guess we'll talk about it off line in a joking now. Yeah. Yeah. All right. You got the ultra lined up there but. No. I will line it up right now you had. Nothing to the grab bag, I'm disappointed. I just brought Kamal the wrestler, and then like you said, everything's been kinda focused on Kamala Harris right now. Now, there's there's nothing on. Well, could you please ended on a high note because you're stoically doing this slow? No Shit at the very end. Oh. All right. So next week. Lice Act why snack on. PODCAST. Our Extravaganza often desperation space it's GONNA have a second way. Everything's GonNa be fucking. How did you? Tune into the next episode it's GonNa be. Hot. But? I can't I can go on. That's my favorite book. I've read. we just if you if you're listening right notching to. Get it off. Yeah. Yeah, it's DRUDGE revolution. Just, go get on auto bed put it on one point five speed. Plus that six hours Next episode remember tune in to all your accounts on this episode tune in on the next episode to subscribe like everything computer and set it up. It's bribe. Yes. Yes. With anyways to buy a second second. Rent a house sitting and set it up. Homeless yet to watch. Great Ideas. All right until next time.
Sneak Peak: Interview with Sen. Kamala Harris
"How important is nevada to your campaign to your path for it. It's critically important and you know. Nevada is first cousin from the las vegas review the journal. This is our politics thrilled to be back in nevada calor our now with over for all the state of nevada. I have more energy than a pack of wolves is enormously employees. Welcome to r._j. Politics i'm maury appleton politics reporter for the las vegas review journal and i'm here to give you a special preview of the show which will officially launch this friday september sixth six in addition to discussion of this week's top political news stories are first episode will feature an interview with u._s. Senator and democratic attic presidential candidate kamala harris. Here's a sneak peek of that interview which you will be able to hear in full on friday's episode. One of your staff members told me one time time that the thing that makes you a unique candidate here in nevada is that people of color women especially women of color. They can see themselves in you onstage. It's not for lack of a better term another sort of a white guy telling them that he's gonna do great for their community. So how important is that to you to hear that kind of feedback from nevada. I mean i i it is very important and certainly i know i've been the first and most of my elected positions based on gender or race but i what is important to me as i think that <hes> it's not it's about also helping everyone know that they don't only to be limited the their capacity and their potential should not be limited to who is traditionally done something and so there. Are you know parents who brought their sons. I just see me on the stage for that same reason to say to their sons. You don't have to be limited in terms of your options of your potential. Your capacity go to listen to my full interview. Senator comma harris tune into friday's episode of r._j. Politics after that movie putting out a new episode every friday. Make sure you never miss an episode by subscribing r._j. Politics on apple podcasts spotify google stitcher or anywhere else he might find your podcast for more information mm-hmm visit review journal dot com slash podcast.
Biden's Inherited Crises
"Everyone i'm david chalian. The cnn political director. This is the cnn political briefing. Here's what you need to know in politics. For friday january fifteenth twenty twenty one joe biden set to take office in just five days as president of united states. Inheriting the greatest set of challenges of any president in history. We'll discuss that. Plus the path forward on impeachment. When will the senate received the article and begin the trial and finally vice president-elect kamala harris on the eve of making history reflects on what she saw in that capital insurrection. Joe biden is inheriting a pandemic that is still raging across this country. He's inheriting an economy in tatters. Because of the pandemic any is inheriting a nation deeply divided. It is hard to think of a new president who on inauguration day was taking over country with the challenges. As great as joe biden will face certainly in my lifetime. I haven't seen that. This is extraordinary. Even if you think back to when joe biden took over as vice president with barack obama's president and the economy was in a terrible position. This doesn't even really compare to that and you can see that in the scale of the program. That joe biden unveiled last night. This rescue package one point nine trillion dollars and it's just the beginning in it of course is additional aid for states and localities to help with that vaccine distribution and get that ramped up in it is the direct stimulus payments increasing to two thousand dollars per person but things like raising the minimum wage to fifteen dollars an hour federally. He is trying to lift up. The american people from the economic pain that they have suffered while also re building the american economy so it is more accessible for everyone in the country. All of that to be in this moment of crisis. And when you see how deeply divided we are politically the work. He has to do with the very narrow democratic majorities in congress. No easy task. So joe biden has his challenges cut out for him and he understands it because last night key made a deliberate plea for unity. Not just in name that we need to be unified. He actually were pleading with americans. The only way that the country is going to be successful addressing. These challenges is to do it in a unified manner again. That is so at odds with where we are right now as a people one thing joe biden has going for him people like he's getting good marks in a lot of the polling out there for this transition in terms of the expectations of how he'll do his job that may give him a bit of a honeymoon period to try and get some of these big programs through the congress and into the hands of the american people that may help give him a bit of a honeymoon here in may help him get these plans through congress and get that money out into the country. Now here's what else matters today. The second impeachment of donald trump occurred in the house as you know earlier this week but we don't know is when the impeachment trial will take place in the senate nancy pelosi. The house speaker has named nine house managers who will prosecute the case jamie. Raskin democrat of maryland will be the lead prosecutor the lead house manager. We are learning about donald trump's defense team a little bit. it seems that rudy. Giuliani may have a role to play even though trump is also reportedly not pleased with giuliani. It seems like he's still has a role in the overall trump defense. Whether that's in person or just advisory we'll see it seems that donald trump wants to tap jim jordan and at least a phonic two republican members to help craft his defense in this next impeachment. Trial again unclear. That they'll be actually the defense counsel for the president in the well of the senate during the trial but they will be part of the broader team. What is uncertain his. Wendy's trial will start. Nancy pelosi asked about that today at a press conference one week ago on january six. There was an active insurrection. Perpetrated on the capital of the united states incentivized by the president of the united states. One week later wednesday to wednesday. That president was impeached in a bipartisan. Way by the health representatives. So urgent with the matter. They're working on to taking this to trial. And you'll be the first to know when we a- we announced that we're going over there as soon as nancy. Pelosi sends over that article of impeachment to the senate when they're in session to receive it. It triggers a constitutional clock on the trial. It has to begin at one pm the next day after receiving that article of impeachment. So that is why she's potentially holding it right now to make sure that there's a full plan of how to start this trial in the midst of an inauguration week and just prepare yourselves. There is going to be a big constitutional debate though. Many scholars say it's already settled as to whether or not it is even right and allowed to hold a trial for a president who has already departed office. We've seen this with some other positions but not with president and you can fully expect. The president team is going to make the case that the trial is improper. Because he's out of office. A lot of constitutional scholars say that should not hold water at all. But i'm telling you prepare yourselves. This is going to be a big bone of contention as we get this trial. Process started for donald trump second impeachment and finally today on the eve of senator kamala harris becoming the first woman and of course the first black woman the first woman of south asian descent all history-making markers to serve as vice president of the united states. She did an interview with npr where she was asked about her reaction to what took place at the us capitol on january sixth. Here's what she had to say. I mean it was the same thing that went through my mind when i saw charlottesville it. It's the same thing that went through my mind when i you know A picture of emmett till it. Sadly it is not the first time i have seen a demonstration like what you are describing it in in the history of our country is a reminder that we still have a lot of work to do. Her perspective is an important one thing about that that she thought back to charlottesville that she thought back to seeing a picture of emmett till it gets at the point that race and racism and white supremacy was at the very heart of what we saw on january. Sixth not some sidebar component to the attack on democracy. It was at the very heart of this particular attack on democracy and comma harris on the eve of history here to hear her put that into perspective is so important for just millions and millions of americans to here in fact for all americans to here. We're going to hear a lot. More from kamala harris in a special sunday night at ten pm eastern on cnn. I urge you to tune in my colleague. Abby philip is taking a look inside who kamala harris is her upbringing her career her family. What makes her tick getting inside and teaching us about this woman who is about to take on this challenge as vice president of the united states. That's it for today's political briefing. Thanks so much for listening and please take a moment and be sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcast. We'll to you next week. Cnn political briefing is a production of cnn audio. Megan marcus as the executive producer and haley. Thomas is the senior news producer. Raj makita is our senior. Production manager are episodes are produced by. We'll cadigan mu tessa and david toledo and they're engineered by francisco monterey taylor. Galliano is the team's production assistant.
No Spin News: Best Of The Week, August 10 - August 13
"Can you believe. What's happening in Chicago. Now I. Love Chicago I. I mean I have an affection for most big cities in America I've been to all of them. All fifty states, all major cities. Chicago is a unique place because it is an immigrant city like New York. People work very hard, generally speaking. They're nicer. than. New. Yorkers are and Bostonians little crusty here on east coast except when you get south of the Mason Dixon. Line it's nicer down there but I always like going to Chicago but I knew For years. That that city was spiraling downward because of the corrupt politicians and the democratic machine. It's almost like New York and California the machine. Controls who runs who gets elected and the Republican Party is just nowhere. So what we are seeing is the destruction of Chicago. Okay Last. Sunday. A man twenty year old Latrell Allen. was apparently carrying a gun allegedly carrying a gun. The police were informed. And with all the murders shootings in Chicago they respond. To those calls of. Allen according to the cops fled and then shot at police. Police. Show the public the gun. It was shot bullets did come out of it ballistic show and whether or not it was Allen's well. He's the only guy there. So the gun was found. On the ground after alum was shot by the police he was killed. Right now he's got a record. As a gang member, I haven't been able to confirm that. and. There is no question that. If. An alleged criminal shoots at a law enforcement officer. That officer has right to shoot back. Not, CHICAGO. Okay so riots break-out looting breaks out you saw the pictures will run a few more now sixty million dollars in damage on Sunday, sixty million dollars, and you can see these people are breaking into stores. They're looting on. This is not the poor neighborhood. This is a miracle mile the so called Miracle Mile. All right on the lake in Chicago sixty, million dollars in damage thirteen police officers injured. One, hundred people arrested. Even. The far far far left. Of Chicago Lori lightfoot was outraged go let's be clear. We are coming for you. We are already at work and finding you and we intend to hold you accountable for your actions. I. Don't care. I do not care whatever justification was given for this fair is no justification for criminal behavior ever. All right I don't believe that looters are going to be held accountable. If they are I'll be very, very surprised. So what they need is to arrest one hundred of them in PERP walk them then I'll believe you. But as I going to happen no why? Because the black lives matter movement doesn't it to happen So after the looting. After thirteen cops are hurt after all of this, here's what black lives matter Chicago. Put Out. A statement. All right quote. Yesterday Chicago Police Department shot nearly killed a young black person in Inglewood and then arrested one hundred protesters downtown for expressing their righteous anger. As, we post a statement, CPA CHICAGO POLICE BARB continues to patrol and terrorize black communities. Mayor lightfoot continues to side with capital and private property. Over the black people of Chicago Unquote. You. Get the private property and capital. This is from the Communist group the Marxist. Group. Black lives matter. Now, the person who runs this in Chicago is named as Lin pulley. Right, she is also the. Co Executive. Director of the Chicago Torture Justice Center. All right. That is an organization. That seeks to address quote the TRAUMAS of police violence and institutional racism to access to healing and wellness services. Unquote. Fine. So. We know what this is. All right. This is another attempt by the black lives matter movement. To justify, criminal conduct. There's no doubt about it. No. Two Sides to the story. So all the corporations that are donating billions. To the black lives matter movement. They are. Actively. involved. In attacking the police. And Businesses So. If you see any company. Any Corporation anything like that. That's doing that and tomorrow on this program will list the ones that we know of. Will tell you they are. You know you make your own decision. I'm not a boycott guy not a cancer culture guy. But I'm not giving them a penny. Ever. Because, this is anarchy. This is violence. This is dangerous now in Chicago on Lake shore drive, that's the main drive through the affluent area and world stores are. They can't allow people there. This movement, these criminals. And if you aid and abet criminality your criminal. You help. Someone. Kill someone or steel or loot you're a criminal. You can be charged. So all of this is goes back to what I've been telling you telling you and telling you said nothing to do about racial Justice Social Justice George Floyd nothing. This is a violent attempt. To overthrow. City state and the federal government. That's what it is. Now Attorney General Bar knows what it is. And here's what he said. They are revolutionary group that is interested in in some form of. Socialism communism their centrally Bolsheviks their tactics are are fascistic. Okay so for saying that. ON MSNBC which actively. Encourages. This edition we are seeing. Here's what one of their legal analysts it go. You know you scratch below the surface of anything Bill Barr says, and the propaganda comes bursting through. Doug about Kennel and black. Oh my God. Am I using black is a color it's the old saying is you know? Some pot kettle. Okay. Vanity. Fair headline. Vanity Fair I. Mean Not even a factor in this country but the headline is William Bar all people accuses black lives matter protesters are being fascistic. Vanity Fair. That's right. They're not. Oh No. Believe. Washington Post here here's. Part of their article. Written by Jacqueline. Peiser the. Washington. Post again. Enabling all of this, here's a quote. Bars comments in the hour long interview on Fox News, represent some of his harshest critiques yet of the Protest Movement which he acquainted with Antifa and compared to. Guerrilla warfare. And of the Democratic politicians who have accused the attorney general of subverting Justice Department do President Trump spitting guy throw the dinner. Jacqueline can't just report on what the Attorney General says. No you gotta put in. The Democratic politicians say bar is lacking got. News Story and isn't that analysis? Okay. To my friends in Owen Chicago, I'm very sorry. I. Wish I was there to help you but if you don't get these people out of office and that includes the governor of Illinois Fritz, go if you don't do it, this is just going to get worse. Alright ACLU wants the government to dispagne homeland security. I. Mean This. This is just a joke. The ACO. You is an open border group. It has accepted millions of dollars from George Soros, who is an open border guy? And all they do is say we don't want homeland security we don't want border fence we don't want agents down there. We want everyone to come in here. This is what the AC L. You'd is. Tomorrow. On this program, I'm going to run down all the people who name all of the names of the organizations that I believe are putting you in danger. All right. This is a special. No Spin News tomorrow. Okay Now. The ACO you. Is asking court going to court to block a three point six, billion dollar. Federal funding. Okay that. Limits people from coming across the board. Did it actually suing? NOT TO STOP Illegal immigrants from coming here. That's the ACO. Oprah Oprah. Oprah Oprah. Now you may not like this. Because Oprah. Maybe right on this issue. Let set it up for you. Okay. So brianna Taylor have you ever heard the name? She was killed by Police in Louisville Kentucky. Police were looking for a drug dealer. Named jamarcus glover. K.. And They believe that Miss, Taylor? Was His. Girlfriend. So, they went to Miss Taylor's house. With a no knock warrant. To try to get this glover guy. When they entered the residence on February twentieth. Glover's I'm sorry. Miss Taylor's new boyfriend. Shooting. Okay And he wounded a police officer who again they were rating the house. And the police shot back. And they killed Brianna Taylor. K. Three. Police officers job the guy inside Kenneth Walker we did a check on them no criminal history, no drugs and house. So this was a botched trade. And BRIANNA. Taylor. Is Debt. Now you can make an argument I'm sure it'll be made somewhere that. Mr Walker shouldn't have. Shot at the COPS, but he didn't know they will cops. So US hear somebody breaking in any opens fire. All. Right now. One of the police officers bread Hankinson has been fired the two others, John. Mattingly and miles cosgrove have been placed on administrative reassignment. None of the officers has been charged in this case. Enter Oprah Winfrey who has put up twenty six boards. In Kentucky. Calling for the arrest of the police officers. Here's what Oprah process. Everybody who's lost a loved one knows that feeling for every mother and father whose child is out in the world right now imagine getting a call in the middle of the night that your daughter has been shot in her apartment, and then you find out the people who killed her were police officers who should never have been there in the first place. What would you want to happen now? Would you be content to hear five months later. There's an investigation. And that no one has been held accountable for shooting your innocent daughter multiple times and letting her life bleed out. If not for the coronavirus I'd be out in the streets marching with the black lives matter protesters. All right. She makes a mistake acquainting herself with the black lives matter protesters as we just explained to you that organization is not what it appears to be. But in this case Miss, Winfrey is not wrong. Alright she is not wrong. That there should have been some kind. Of legal disposition. With these officers. Because they screwed up. Wrong House. person. And now there's an innocent woman dead. So you can't hide it. Now I'm not. Saying. Anything I don't know why that warrant was given. There may be other things. In this case, I don't try these things on television. But I don't. Object to Oprah Winfrey using her power and fame. To raise questions about this. Because police departments, not only in Louisville but everywhere. Have to be very sure. I mean positive. When a break into somebody's house in the middle of the night. That right house and you're looking for the right perse. In both those cases they were wrong in this one. and. It's got to be a public explanation. was in the Taylor family. So. Our goal here is to tell you the truth. And when Ms Taylor was shot. Apparently she received no medical attention for more than twenty minutes. They didn't call it right in. And, she got. In Seattle. Police officer and I should say police chief Carmen. Best. fifty-five. quit. Why because the city council voted seven, zero, one, two down. Grade de-fund the Seattle Police Department. So. Miss best very liberal woman. Data police certainly not a conservative organization. Right quits. You WanNA move to Seattle. Talk about chaos. Talk about danger in the streets. Seattle Washington. Rasmussen poll thousand likely voters asked this question. In violent protests, rations do most National Democratic leaders like House Speaker, Nancy. Pelosi identify more with the protesters. Were with the police notice the word violent. Sixty percent. Say Democratic leaders including Pelosi identify with protesters. All right. Sixty percent thirty one percent. Say. Two to one. So. America's GonNa vote for Democrats. Siding with violent protesters. Think about. Second question in violent protests situations as president trump identify more with protesters or the police. Okay Sixty six. With the police. Eleven percent. With the protesters fifteen percent, he tries to be impartial. No he doesn't. Identifies with the police. To be impartial. These people. So let's get into Miss Harris. Interesting woman. Skin colored as a matter. This is not a skin color play. All right share dentist, his black she went to Howard University. Father. was a Jamaican. Her mother is an Indian American to immigrants. Okay. She was born Kamala Harris Kamala Harris. On October Twentieth Nineteen, Sixty, four, and Oakland California. So that would put her fifty six years. Old is coming October. She had a very affluent upbringing. Her parents were professionals. They were immigrants is country very well. Okay, she was deprived of nothing. She wasn't a little girl looking out the window being bused into a tough school. That's what you want you to think. That's really not what happened. Yes, she was caught up in a bussing. That's true. But this wasn't some kind of a ghetto situation where she was being bused to better herself she to very. Professional and successful parents. Okay So she gets after she graduated from Howard you can back to California. and. She has evolved San Francisco politics now back at that time. SEVERED CISCO. Wasn't what it is. Now it was a functioning liberal city. Now it is a far left collapsing city. The Power San Francisco was Willie Brown. Was the mayor there. He and Miss Harris had an affair. Okay and he meant ward. Senator Harris. He guided her through the California political system. And, she was appointed to some commissions. The district attorney of San Francisco two, thousand, four, two, thousand eleven. Then she was the California Attorney General from two thousand eleven seventeen then she was elected senator. So standard-issue machine politician. Kamala Harris Machine. Politician. He's not a populist she's not a socialist, not any of that. She's a machine politician and the machine in California is far far-left. We all know that. That's who she is. So she decides after just being a senator for less than three years to run for president. She gets nowhere she tops out at fifteen percent support among Democrats. In the primary system. The campaign was dull. She looked befuddled. Not as befuddled as Mr, Biden but confused, she changed her positions on a lot of different things really nobody could get a handle on. Who? She is. Or personal life is standard. All right. She married to a lawyer. WHO has they don't have any children, but she has two children the Laura was married before. Nothing. Out of the ordinary. But she is a person who embraces. San Francisco values and that's very important to understand. So what the DEUCE Are San Francisco value as well as I said on the radio this morning on the rally update and I hope you check that out. On Bill O'Reilly we post every day if you don't get it in your town. Here is the rundown of San. Francisco values. Okay Avoidance of religion secularism rules. Inclusion is everything. Lax Border Enforcement. Free says ship amnesty for all UNDOCUMENTEDS here and a fast-track to vote. That's very important. So. If you give citizenship to all the undocumented, the United States, Fifteen, twenty million people, and you fast track them to devote the Republican Party pretty much disappears. We've become a one party country if that happens. No due process this is my beef with. Kamala Harris does not believe in due process. All accusations, our convictions in her mind and will prove that in a minute. Low Crime Enforcement. Now from a DA attorney general. Always on a car stretches want to. Want to do any of that me too absolutely political correctness. Okay fine. Green new deal, we love it I'd these are all San Francisco values and she's in one hundred percent. There is nothing about Senator Harris goes against the far left orthodoxy nothing. She has no dissenting opinions. Now. Why would? Joe Biden. WHO has a record of being a moderate? He's not any longer. Joe. Biden is what the far left tells him to be. That's who he is. Now, why would he select her? Why wouldn't he go? Amy Klobuchar or somebody a little bit more moderate a little bit more experience in the set. Remember Kamala Harris never dealt with the other point of view doesn't care doesn't exist her? You're not far left. She doesn't want to hear from you. Okay Two reasons. That Joe Biden selected. Kamala Harris now you'll hear from the right that Biden wasn't involved decision. They just told them what to do. That's not true. Biden was involved with the decision there was debate. In his crew the older guys like Chris Dodd these people didn't want hairs. But the younger people did and the minorities did they favored her? So she got. She was chosen for one primary reason. To Attack Donald Trump. She is considered the most vicious. Of all the democratic politicians in contention for VP. Whitmer is pretty vicious and the governor of Michigan but Whitmer is in a person of color. So, Harris basically check off this box. So her job in the next two and a half months is to attack trump in unprecedented ways. Remember Donald Trump still a president United States. Well. You're going to see. Going to be unbelievable. And the second reason she was chosen was because in response, it is difficult. To kick back. At. Senator Harris. And when trump does and trump supporters do they will be branded racists and misogynists. That label no matter what the counter attack is on heiress. Racist massages and you say anything negative about it bring over voting record you say anything bad. That's what you. Okay will work I. Don't know. I don't know. Okay Good possible. But I'm not voting for or for Biden. Country demolished. And that's what they would do. Everything. You name it. It would be demolished. Little Sisters of the poor don't want to pay for abortion. Pills little. Caesar Pool Pay. All right. I mean. I'm just throwing out of the win. All right my tax rate about fifty percent now sixty, five seventy. going. Sorry. Okay now. Eight women have accused. Joe Biden of misconduct. y'All know the story I'm not going to go over it. I don't know any of these women. One of them's terror Reid. And that was the worst accusation. Here's what Camera Harris said about the eight women. WHO attacked? And they did attack. All right. Joe Biden. She said this on April second two, thousand, nine, hundred. Go. Believe them, and I I respect. Them, being able to tell their story and having I. Do believe that. Vice. Presidential. Raise. He's GonNa have to make that decision from sound I wouldn't tell her today. I believe them. I believe. You believe them why would you be running with your but? I'm a simple man. Okay Now. When Harris in two thousand, twenty. was asked about terror read I'm not GonNa repeat reads allegations I don't do that. Right. But there bet against Joe but. Here's what Harris said in March of two thousand and twenty quote. Tara Reid is a right to tell her story and she shouldn't face any repercussions for that but the Joe Biden I know. Somebody that really is fought for women and empowerment of women and women's equality and rights on. Well, that's a little bit different the two, thousand, nine, hundred, nineteen when Harris was running against Biden is not. We had a little funder. In New, York City don't get scared I'm all right. Okay So. What happened? Well, she knew. That she was being considered for VP. So Council Ariz-. Believe all the women in two, thousand, nine hundred not so much in two, thousand twenty. Now, only reporting this to show you who she is. Now. I have to credit my executive producer for finding this you'll love this. After she was chosen yesterday late yesterday our at the Associated Press reported. On. How she was. chose. All right now, the Associated Press. wrote this quote. Harris, who is also Indian American joins Biden in two thousand, twenty race at a moment of unprecedented national crisis. The coronavirus pandemic is claimed the lives of more than one hundred, fifty, thousand people in the USA far more. Than the total experience in other countries, business closures disruptions resulting from the pandemic of cause an economic collapse. Unrest meanwhile emerged across the country Americans protests racism and police brutality. Unquote. Now that's supposed to be a news article. So the Associated Press printed that went out to all the newspapers all over the world. And then somebody said, hey, that's not fair. And they pulled it back and they scrubbed it but we founded in a Turkish newspaper. In Turkey. Just to show you how the fixes in. The press will wrap SA- dies rhapsody is About the Biden Harris Key issues for you. The American voter black lives matter. Rotate. They're not going to stop and that's they're not this movement. I'm telling you. They're not gonNA stop and everyone beware because they're not gonNA stop it is to they're not gonNA stop before Election Day. November and they're not gonNA stop the after Election Day. So big fan of the black lives matter movement big fan. Of Their Marxist. To. Alright. Healthcare. So once, and for all do you believe that private insurance should be eliminated in this country? Now you don't. Handle. The question was, would you give up your private insurance for that option and I said, yes, I do differently than others. Love. Probably because that's what I heard. I, am a proponent of Medicare for all private insurance will exist for supplemental coverage but under my vision of Medicare, for one, we will expand coverage. So that would include dental include vision. It would include hearing AIDS, which is a big issue for seniors and expensive. It's extremely expensive pay for that. We got thirty trillion dollars now who's GonNa pay for that? You'd have to seize private property. In order to pay for all the healthcare that. Kamala Harris wants to pay for. Have to seize private property you have to. Because there are not enough wealthy affluent people in the country to pay for it. I'm corporations are GONNA move overseas. Already starting. TORI STARTED Because, a lot of people think Biden Harris GonNa win. Say Goodbye. They're leaving. Not GonNA pay. What the Democrats want to tax in the corporate route. I finally know the sound bite I. Mean I know you know I know you know but I think this is all instructive to get on the record. So my main beef with Camera Harris is that she does not believe in due process in this country, you are innocent until proven guilty proven guilty. Just because somebody. Lodges in allegations I mean you did it or you're guilty. But not to come. Laura's who was the Attorney General California she believes all accusations from women. All of them. Didn't check out the women. Who Attack Biden, but she said she believed all of them. Every one of the Eight Camera Harris believed. But now, she doesn't believe him because he's running. With by. On Brad Kavanagh. Camera, Harris was out -rageous will tape. I believe her. Listen. First of all anybody who comes forward at this point. To to be prepared to testify in the United, states Senate against someone who is being nominated one of the most powerful positions in the United States government that takes an extraordinary amount of courage and frankly I have personally prosecuted sexual assault cases and my concern is and she knows this she is putting herself out there knowing that they're going to try and excoriate her. Show she was excoriated Christine Blasi Ford. But. Camera. Kamala. Sorry. Believes her. To. Are. The FBI. Turned up not one piece of evidence to back up Miss Ford's assertions not one. And yes Miss Ford was Chris. But she walked away with more than a million dollars. And the go fund me stuff. And her own radical left attorney said. That one of the reasons. Miss Ford went after. Brad, cavill because of abortion. It. So. Let's summit up. Senator Harris. Third. Most liberal. On Capitol Hill third. Skin color means nothing. Wasn't chosen for her skin color. Gender means. A little bit but not a lot. Chosen because she will attack trump. In a vicious way. And if you go back at her then the left and the Democratic Party will label you a bigot. A racist and a massage. Dilute All right. So she's got this kind of protective shield around her. The most important thing for you as an American citizen to remember is that there is a chance I hope it doesn't happen. That Joe Biden will not make. I make it. In his four years if he wins. All right for a variety of his. Do you want. Kamla Harris really even liberal. Democrats. And I know you listen to what I say. You really want. Because she would demolish. The United States of America as we know it. Okay I. think that was pretty comprehensive. Please let me know what you think. I'm unfair. please. On Fair. Bill Bill O'Reilly. Dot Com you let me know. I think that was A. Excellent summation of that woman. No Bs no propaganda fact fact fact fact fact. Susa Mail. This is Brian. Mason Brink Neptune Beach Florida says situation that Brianna Taylor was shot and killed by police officers. However, it's important to have some context. No knock warrants very tough to get unusually issue because the person being pursued is known to be dangerous. Although it wasn't the same person police were shot at when serving the warrant. Louisville what do you expect the police to do I expect the police to know Exactly who's in the house when they execute a no knock warrant. That's what I expect is on it. Come on. A woman dead. because. AQAP screwed up. CECILIA ASPIRIN Haymarket Virginia Mr White citizens in our collapsing. CITIES KEEP electing officials to run into the ground because they don't know anything. Is a machine. Peer, pressure, all of that. Sounds like they're watching the no spin news or reading the Wall Street Journal. That Ignorance. David. Bella Morrison Colorado outside a Denver. When a CNN reporter says, the media is an overly hostile to trump. Are they just lying to us? Yeah Yeah. They're just lying to you. I know it seems hard to believe but it's true. Joanne concierge remember thank you Joanne direct access to me my comment about the unwritten Justice Department rule when it comes to releasing political information less than six days before an election wasn't that with James Comey did with the Hillary emails. Yes but. This was an active criminal investigation that had new evidence and Qomi said, I couldn't withhold it from the American people that was the justification. Bob. OPINIA. If I were to watch an NFL game in the national anthem were not played before the START I turn it off. Well, have fun. You're not gonNA hear the national anthem this year Bob. Not GonNa. Take it to the bank. Donald Wagner Hot Springs Arkansas canceled HBO along with Showtime, which in my humble opinion using worse good. If you think you're getting a dishonest in the media. Don't. helped. Helen thanks for letting us know what restaurants and you city are charging outrageous prices. We have seen the same thing here in Little Monroe Louisiana scientist restaurants, grocery stores, and other merchandise. Adding on the Cova tax happening everywhere Helen. I'm. Not Paying. Bill I took your advice and began reading history books or any pandemic I decided to read for the second time. All eight of you're killing books what a great surprises government. Facts, and it was exciting at the same time. If you become a lifetime member to Bill o'riley dot com. You get all the history books free. All of them. And we want you to buy our stand up for your country stickers and our store. And when writing to us and by killing crazy hoist by the ways out on September eighth, we throw that in. So you get nine bucks if you become a lifetime member where today do not be a poll troon when writing to us back with a final thought. Okay final thought of the day. I don't even noticed this, but it's absolutely happening to the other day I wanted to get some seafood. And I called up this restaurant that I don't really go to a lot. And I ordered to soups lobster. Bisque? Three shrimp tacos and three fish tacos. To soups and soups a little. Giants soups, little soups. And three small tacos. And another order of three small tacos how much did they charge me? Seventy two bucks. Now I'm an idiot for buying them. My fault I didn't know they cost much because I i. did it by phone but I I happen to ask, okay. What's the total madame seventy two dollars is canceled it but everybody's hungry and I get a never go there again. Now, why do they charge seventy dollars for a paltry amount of food because that's the Cova tax people know and this was in a resort by the way, a resort area not in my local town where am now? They know that people are just all over the place and they just want convenience and this, and that all of the vendors that I use have jacked up their prices. All right from the lawn guys to the. Pool Guy. Whatever. Maybe. All right. Now, I sound like a wigner. I'm lucky. I have all these things I understand with every bill I get. It's twenty, twenty, five percent higher than it was last year. Cova tax. Write. These people know. That is a lot of confusion. And their businesses have been hurt. They're going to try to make it up. But seventy two bucks from tacos. Little Soup. My fault. But I thought I'd pass it on. Always ask in the AJ Cova much everything costs. We'll see you tomorrow night.
The Barrett Brief Trump Closes RNC With Plan For KAG
"The difference. In how the country was forward post president trump right Post November election. Joe Binds. America. Well I'm sorry. Why do I keep saying Joe Biden's America I actually mean in Kamala Harris America because. Why is Kamala Harris giving the re the rebuttal? It Goes I. I. Mean. It was way too far past my web time web time. Yes. It's Friday folks and I was past my bedtime. Past my bedtime because I. can only imagine that Joe went to Luby's at like four and was in bed by. Lucky Devil But in Kamala harasses. America even though she tried to dance around. The the pro, we can't have violence whatever. Whatever at the same time she's giving that speech. Rand. Paul is being attacked in the street other supporters. Just people leaving the RNC as soon as they left the White House grounds, they were subject to be in a costed yelled at screamed at by privileged white women. Some were attacked by black people as well. I only say that because I just Saw I don't know if you're familiar with the walk away founder. Brandon strata he's a, he's the founder. He's a former liberally founded this thing the walkaway movement. He was attacked. Gorski Zasada my now. there. But he was attack by a you know a a diverse group of people who called him all kinds of names and and try to take his phone and all these other things. So the the question is, what is the difference between trump and Biden? Right now you have a kid rebelling against the parent and apparent that can. But they're still kind of. Stepping back, right because they're afraid of retribution. You ever seen a kid. The spoiled. And knows they can get away with whatever they're doing. It's bad. Now folks under a Kamala Harris Administration. It'll be things like you've never seen. Before 'cause Kamala Harris will not offer the National Guards anybody. She's on record on Stephen Colbert show the fake Catholic Stephen Gobert saying that the rights will go up to November third knit will continue past. November third. So. No matter what this revolution. Will Continue. You're. You're looking at trump. Even though he they say he is the source of it as at least something you can turn to if you live in one of these liberal states. But there's a lot of contracting that went back and forth on the final night and that's the final pitch, right? I. Really Hope it was president trump's intention to scuttle. Kamala Harris Rebuttal because there's no other reason started off strong in has his speech. And he got rough. Got Real bad because. Even, even at times, it seems like he didn't even just trying to read it to get through it. That speech could have been cut by forty five minutes and nobody would have been. As disappointed. There was a lot of. Overlap and things. Of course, you know the red meat for me is that he deduct about babies in their their lives. Now they matter and that's all fantastic. But at right now, and I'm going to get into the seven takeaways in the next segment. But right now I WANNA talk about. The contrast. That has been all week I. Mean It is ironic that during the Democratic national, Convention and nothing happened I'm sure black men got shot I'm sure people got arrest them sure people got abused during the Democratic, national convention what Zunes, the Republican convention kicked off. Now we're GONNA flip out about a man who had he's a worn out for sexual assault. Who's going who had resisted arrest and was going to get a weapon in his vehicle. This man is now being mentioned in the same breath with Martin Luther King today I kid you not. Because these people, these the progressives in the left to our super creative right there. The creative types only thing you can do is mimic history. The only mimic the actions of greater people, which is why they're trying to retrace. The steps at the at the Lincoln Memorial today. But Jacob Blake. George Floyd Brianna? Taylor. They're all being mentioned in the same breath. As Martin Luther King. Because they want to distort history. They're trying to rewrite it. They're trying to reframe it. But yeah it was very good meaning that you had a a riot. The had the guys from Chicago dispatched. To Kenosha Wisconsin. To start a riot to make trump look bad. But in regards it made him look. Like the sane one, you have to understand president trump looks like these sane one out of the two parties after these last two weeks. All you have to do is go on twitter would you can follow the crusade channel Veritas Radio Net or myself bear brief or whatever social media I'm sure there on Parlor and Gab and neely and all these other places these videos. Of these protesters there agitators, let's be real the one around Rand Paul. Who by the way was the one who introduced legislation in Congress for Briana Taylor. was surrounded. With shrieking I mean Mike's Right Marksman right on a lot of stuff but he's right on this shrieking demons it's demonic. And these people are following others around. You know what do you think about black people being killed by cops my response what do you think about Ryan Whitaker you know who is You know because you're stupid White, girl? Where you're stupid black girl. Or you're stupid white boyer's stupid Black Man. You're ignorant and I know Jason Whitlock doesn't like that term, but you are so. Convinced of your own supremacy that you're going to yell in S- and think that a question. Is Not a question for discourse. It's just a question to make you uncomfortable. This whole situation is about making people uncomfortable I don't know how that translates into votes for Joe. because. The pitch will be that if you elect Harris Biden this kind of all goes away right Oh cove it goes away. Oh, protests go away. And if you believe that you need to just keep eating your your soggy oatmeal. Because I don't want you in the intellectual discussion. You know I think Biden as even said, a return to normal sees campaign. There's no way that's the case. There's no way that is the case that this. Goes back to any enormous you think. We APP because Biden's GonNa tell Gretchen Whitmer and Tom Evers. Governor Wolf to stop imposing draconian rouland people. I mean, if you had a checklist, this is everything that Democrats want. Is Being Accomplished. CAN YOU BLAME TRUMP? No. Because we live in a federal assistance folks you voted for these people. Maybe if you're listening to me in one of these states, maybe you'd invo form but unfortunately, the way the the power structures have been set up that those people got elected. Then, the hope is you know when you look at polling data which I get it polling data. Stupid. Michigan is in play for trump. Minnesota is in play for trump. I've a pretty strong feeling Pennsylvania is because the unions. Love them some trump they the people in the unions in Pennsylvania. Voted for trump last time. And that was pre green new deal. So people who are saying, well, the unions, the unions aren't Democrat anymore unless you're in a place like, Michigan? But the Energy Union. Huge in Pennsylvania. But how can biden even try To talk about return to normalcy, which also quick caveat, trump's back on the campaign trail today. Joe Biden. said he's GonNa wait until after Labor Day. Actually, trump said into Louisiana and Texas to inspect the damage. Okay. Because before I thought he was going to go to New Hampshire then to Texas and Louisiana good for him. I think it's a good idea to prioritize. It's actually also bad optics if he goes to the campaign rally then there I, think he goes here I could. Going to New Hampshire first and then the Texas and Louisiana. Okay so Good to note I appreciate that. Thank you Justin. So that's what he's doing. Doesn't matter what the order is. Right? Doesn't matter if he's going to Texas Louisiana or new. Hampshire. New Hampshire Texas Louisiana Louisiana New Hampshire Texas the Moon Louisiana doesn't matter why because he's out he's about. He's on the ground and politics folks no matter how high the offices it's ground gain. By the Democrats were very successful for a long time. Because their ground game was fantastic. But that's because you know bomb actually motivated. Joe Biden has said he's not leaving his basement until. Labor Day. Hopefully, he doesn't wear white. But. There's always going to be Well, there's due to the the the uptick in cases in I'm not gonNA visit these days. I'm going to wait until things are more under control. That there's there's no way. Joe Biden goes anywhere. Right, there's no way he does. and. If he does they're going to be. Ten Minute fifteen minute. TV hits, small crabs, social distancing right they're gonNA use all these tricks to their advantage. No matter what happens in that. The. Campaign would should be focusing on Biden versus trump will really be a referendum on. What do you want to be done? About the unrest that's most likely coming to your town.
TIME100: Kamala Harris, by Ayanna Pressley
"Brought to you by lucky charms magical mission enjoy a new addition to family time with lucky the leprechauns interactive adventure where you'll be jumping, running and singing to restore magic in the eight charm lands available on your smart speaker just say open lucky charms, magical mission or search for it wherever you listen to podcasts. Comma Harris by a Yana Presley. Kamala Harris has always been a trailblazer. She broke barriers in California made history in the US Senate, and now she's the first black woman and first Indian American to be nominated for vice president by a major political party. Communist nomination is the realization of a dream that so many have struggled for so long to make possible she was raised by strong woman rooted and community to be a strong woman rooted and community her life and career have been defined by a fierce commitment to public service and abiding belief in government as a force for good. I've been honored to work alongside common-law and Congress, and to bear witness to her passion tenacity and dedication in a moment when our communities are facing overlapping crises of public health, economic inequality, and systemic racism. We've stood shoulder to shoulder to legislate together against discrimination in the response to Covid nineteen and to support our local black businesses Kamla every day embodies the beliefs and expectations of little girls and young women who see themselves in her We speak of our elders and we say we are because of them. Years from now, a generation of young people will look at common and say. We are because of her. Yanna. Presley is a democratic congresswoman from Massachusetts
Episode 427: Roger's Time in the Barrel
"Bring. You're beautiful last podcast network listener beautiful. It's true. My name is Jackie's brow. Sqi and my name is Molly NFL, and we along with Marcus host page, seven a pop culture and celeb- gossip podcast that is nestled in the arms of the last podcast network. Ever. Wanna listen to Marcus gal pal down with a couple of daddy thirsty? Women talk in movies and throw in metaphorical barbs at the sadist industry of Gwyneth Paltrow and discussing our shared love of Jason momoa was facing body despite his terrible acting skills checkout page seven it's a positive romp through the boob tube. And the funny papers that'll be sure to leave you love and guy Fieri and knowing way too much about what hulk HOGAN said during his sex tape our. Yeah, he kept burping barbecue while she bowing down. It. Don't worry. We talked pop culture the way that most late twenties thirties forties. People talk pop culture. I'm may not know exactly what Bella Hadeed does. But on. No would love is. Now is not the time for Forrest Gump. Impressions jackie. We are in the middle of an ant. Okay. Don't take as me, bro. You are a beauty. That's vixen to get iced by the beast. The only way you're going to ice meet with a cool Tali of mango Rita. Get off at everyone knows that great Peritas the best play ver-. Actually, maybe they are all the best flavors will accept strawberry. Just say try out a new flavor in your brain me. Please check out the ridiculousness is page seven wherever you listen to your podcasts as well. As other shows on the last podcast network. Your my life. Yet the word go. On the list. Abe, Lincoln's top hat hosted by Ben Kissel. Boom. We can't get fooled again. Hey, what's up everyone? How you doing? Ben Kissel here. Travis morning stars with me as well. Then we have a funny interview coming up here a little bit later on. It's not the longest interview. It's not the shortest interview. It's just right. It's with Mohannad el-sheikhi. He's a stand up comedian. He's on team. Coco that's Conan O'Brien. He's been on Conan O'Brien, and he is originally from Libya he's been in America for four years. Now, he sought asylum after the devastating situation that was going on in Libya. Of course, we have the post Gaddafi Libya happy right now. And at least when Gadhafi was in power, you knew who to be scared of and who to avoid evidently now, you have no idea it's just a bunch of warlords taking over the country and destroying lives wherever they go. The halcyon days of knowing who is who exactly was stomping on your neck. What a nice what a nice time. That was of course, Qaddafi if you really wanna get down a lively grabbed hold you can find the last day. Day of his life. And my God. Let's just say revenge was taken specifically in an area that no man wants revenge taking in. So that is if you wanna watch that you can. So that interview will be coming up a little bit later on here in the show. That's Muhannad el-sheikhi. Basically what happened was again? He is a US resident he sought asylum and was granted asylum really long process. A lot of money was spent guy went through all the right steps. Got all the lawyers did everything he had to do. He's on a greyhound bus greyhound bus get stopped agents, come in to the bus asked for papers, all of these things. And anyway, it's just an interesting story was detained briefly. It's just an interesting story could have been a lot worse obviously in a perfect world. That would never would have happened at all. But when we talk about, you know, ice officials or other government officials that are working with immigration. What does that look like in real life? How does that actually affect people's lives on a regular basis? I think his story is a great example of how disruptive some of these policies can be when they manifest themselves in reality. So that interview will be coming up a little bit later on here in the show. I also wanna talk about a little bit later on the US has suspended a nuclear arms treaty deal with Russia. Of course, the Chinese right now are escalating their nuclear arsenal. And this is kind of an interesting an interesting development. Not a lot of people are talking about it. It's not so salacious or not as fun as one of Donald Trump's stupid tweets, but it is a big deal. And it's possible that this could lead to another arms. Race yen. Nice. You know, we didn't we have an arms race in so long. I want another one. So that is possible. We're also gonna talk about Cory Booker. He has thrown his name into the ring now with the Democrats, obviously Kamala Harris, she's still running for president and more and more were finding out about her record. Specifically on criminal Justice. She is she's called herself a progressive prosecutor which to me just rings like the liberals version of when W Bush would call himself a compassionate conservative. It's good alliteration. I'm not exactly sure what it means. We have a little bit of sound of Kamala Harris talking about how some people say we need more schools. But I think we need more jails. You know of Travis said before we started recording. At least we at least she has a policy. Yeah. I mean, I am. So that's good. At least. I know what I'm like against. Yeah. Sure. There's no there's gonna be no surprises there. Yes. Absolutely. And we'll also talk a little bit about Elizabeth Warren. She has apologized to the Cherokee nation over her DNA testing. You know, I wanna talk a little bit about what she's doing on social media specifically because I follow her on Instagram because I am young. I am cool. I know what's hip, and I know who to follow Elizabeth Warren. I only follow women in their sixties. It's what I do. And I love it. But I think nothing suspicious about that. No, it's wonderful. It's totally normal. But she is really doing a good job. I have to say she doing on Instagram like braiding the hair of American Girl doll. She's no that would be I had American Girl dolls growing up. My grandmother bought me all of them. And there were paper dolls were they weren't very. Fun. I had Playmobil as I mentioned on last podcast and the left and American Girl dolls, and I didn't have a lot of France. American Girl doll, my grandmother, bought them for me. Yes. Because I don't know why. I mean, I wasn't the game when both of my older brothers. Are you would've thought that they would have bought them for them? Even though that's a stereotype, and it wouldn't be accurate, but nonetheless, I got the American Girl dolls, and I mean, I played with them. I mean, I don't know what they fought each other. And they they were on the ranch in doing ear stuff had some, you know, they were vegetation, the they were taking care of on the kitchen table, but eventually it would settle into a tea party. Right. Well, you have to their American girls gonna do. Yeah. I mean my God. I was nine years old, of course, level tea party Google goldfish on the table that got from the county. Fair dies immediately, by the way. Supposed to put a little salt in the water. I think that's what I hear. Yeah. Isn't that something so Elizabeth Warren she is doing well on Instagram? And of course, she is coming out with her with her tax, the wealth taxes what she's calling it the multimillionaire tax or the extreme millionaire tax, whatever the heck, they're calling it. These basically it goes after zero point one percent of America. It's roughly seventy five thousand people these are these billionaires and tough stuff, you know, it is again, at least there's the policy coming forward. So we're gonna talk a little bit about Elizabeth Warren specifically in the context of this little DNA test in some other things that she's up to. She is doing a good job. I think of traveling around and she's coming across as personable. I really do think. So I watched them speeches. She was giving and she definitely has it down. She knows her message. She sticks with her message. And I don't know maybe with that mess. Message and not the ancestry one. I think she's going to think she's going to move on June or less. She's doing an apology learner less. Yeah. I think so I mean, but I could see there's something about her. That's it's the little old timey. She's got a little old timey charm tour, and I kinda you know, kind of getting that old. What was it Bryan? Bryan ran against oh, my McKinley in nineteen hundred you know, she's got an old school kind of populism going about or that kinda like she's from a state where people legitimately do ride horses down the down the street. Of course. I mean, you have to you have to get to work you have to you have to the post office. So she's doing her thing, but because of this billionaire tax that she has proposed and again, you know, by by today's standards with the Democratic Party. I'm excited. I am happy by the way that Kamala Harris is a little bit more hawkish on criminal Justice. Obviously we're gonna have Cory Booker coming in who I mean bought and sold by big pharmaceuticals. But that's another thing they all kind of our. But then we have you know, someone more like. And Elizabeth Warren who I don't think will be nearly as hawkish on criminal Justice someone like Kamala Harris, and then we also have the extremely wealthy. So we have Michael Bloomberg who will perhaps throw his name into the ring. It looks like he probably will at this point. And of course, Bloomberg was the mayor here for three terms in New York. The third term got totally crazy. He had this ridiculously stupid idea for a big soda ban at cinemas, which was just because the cinemas like you only go there for the big soda right lights. If the only time where I can like get a soda. That's the size of like a tombstone yet should be the size of like a small child, and that's the whole point. And you shouldn't have it every day, but that was a little bit ridiculous. And of course, the transfat ban and stuff like that. So he did do some things that were a little bit. What some people might say quote, nanny state stuff. But at the same time he did do some good things for the city as well. Comically we were doing fairly well. And and the subways were running which I was fond of as opposed to what we're having right now. So I who knows if Bloomberg will be able to to make some headwind with the Democratic Party in a democratic primary. He does have experienced which is really good. And it's something that we cannot say about the first person we're gonna talk about in your Howard Schultz. So Howard Schultz. Of course, y'all know this this dude, he's out of Seattle. He he started. Starbucks is the former CEO of Starbucks, and for the longest time everyone thought he was like this big liberal donor, basically because he didn't really care if people used heroin in his bathroom. Yeah. He's like go for it. And then everyone's like that is so progressive, and I'm like, I also could use the bathroom because I have to go to the bathroom as I just consumed buckets of horrible coffee, but nonetheless, let the person go and finish doing their drugs in there. But now he is come out because in response, I think it's safe to say in response to Elizabeth Warren's wealth tax, I think it say. Kinda triggered him. And he said, no, not me. No. You can't. That's not my style. No. That's not my style. You can't attack meal is I'm going to get in myself. This Quaker oatmeal robber barons. Wants to unite the country, but keep all the fat cat wealthy. People just like chill stole true, totally chill all of them. So Howard Schultz one of the worst things that he did other than making really I mean, we can say it's horrible coffee. Right. Yeah. It's it's bad. It's it's it's overly acidic. It tastes burnt. These are not like new criticism. Starbucks, Starbucks, Coffee tastes, of course. He's on the frontlines of the war against Christmas. That's oh, let's not forget that. That's really horrible because the cups just they don't have crucified Jesus Christ on them. Yeah. The entire month of December. That is the war on Christmas, but Howard Schultz in seriousness did do some horrible things including moving the Seattle SuperSonics, of course, from Seattle where he's supposed to be a great king of of the Seattle people. He moved the Seattle SuperSonics. And he says it was a huge mistake. It was a big regret. He. Apologized for it. But nonetheless, the damage is done the the Seattle SuperSonics they became the thunder. So you can imagine if the thunder were in Seattle, you'd have Westbrook. The crowds would be roaring as we know what the Seahawks people love their sports in Seattle like to get stoned and watch sports. And then the only problem is all the hills. Yeah. There's too many hills in Seattle. But that's okay. What can you do you can't level? So this is what he said regarding the Seattle SuperSonics. He says I'm responsible for what took place he continues. He says, and I think the lesson is that when you have power and responsibility. Like, I did with the Sonics you must demonstrate restraint. It's a very hard lesson. I have to live with that lesson. And it's a mistake that I made and I apologize. So you can imagine, you know, let's see I'm trying to think what was my last big like a big mistake. Like, I let's see just a big old just a Ben Kissel. Doozy you but that. Two thousand dollar belt. I did by the two thousand dollar universal championship. Not gonna call that a mistake. No. Because every time actually. Yeah. I mean, it was an investment in every time. I see the joy in my friends is old it that's like ten dollars. And it's so I'm I fifteen hundred bucks. That's true. You know? So people really like that. I'm gonna say I bought a head a trip to the moxie hotel in Minneapolis. And I can't get a refund because I didn't stay there because I got there, and I did not like the establishment. So you know, what I did Travis. I went to the casino and anyway, moxie hotel still owes me five hundred dollars. I don't know. If that's my mistake, really will nonetheless, I have mistakes, we all know that. I have a couple of the top of my head, actually. Yeah. The bell sleep in the lobby of a hotel that we were staying it. Oh, yeah. Right before. Okay. That's a good one. That's blooper. Yeah. That's a blue car. That was an Indianapolis. We were out there. And I. This store in the live show, by the way, check out the live show, if you haven't already it's only six dollars and sixty six aunts and WWW last podcast live dot com. That's where you can find it. So check that out. It's still out there and talk about this in that episode or in that little special there in Indianapolis. The beer is free. They pay you to drink and I had I was sitting down at a bar. And this chick said I said Bud Light and never I can already. Hear you say Bud Light live. No, I don't drink Bud Light line. That's a Henry Zabriskie line. And I said, oh, Bud Light. And then she said, oh, you know, it's cheaper. If you just get the pitcher. So I saved a lot of money fiscally responsible. Ben Kissel, did end up in the wrong hotel didn't up in the lobby didn't up sleeping just briefly until I could get my druthers. And then I was able to back to my that. Does that does prove how much you scared? The people that worked at this other hotel father, you know, very nice. It was just like I I was when you're traveling nonetheless. I didn't sell the supersonic them saying. All right. What I'm saying is a Howard Schultz mistake. Ben Kissel mistake is okay. You have too much beers. You know, you're having a nice time hanging out with people beat a man of the people by the way when I'm serving in office. I won't be drinking beers. Okay. Gee, I already hear the criticisms good got what I'm saying is Howard Schultz sold and moved a professional basketball team. And that's what his idea of mistake is thank you also laid to the airport in Canada, one time in almost cost us a flight. Unfortunately, this apology was around seven minute long apology. And apparently, it was just full. It was just totally full of miss. He misspoke multiple times. Here's an outright lie that Howard Schultz said again regarding a professional basketball team. But I'm just going to say I'm sick of the frigging lies. You know? That's why Chris. Jill brand who have gotten to yet you go back. And of course, she's a Senator here in New York and in October. She's talking about how she's not running and she's going to serve her term out. I know they'll say, I'm just so sick of everyone for line. All the damn like Trump is really I'm just so sick of line all the time. Yeah. That now a little light to me, and of course, Kirsten gillibrand big claim to fame is the scope of l Franken she basic got him ousted right or like, well, she was on the front lines did upon him leaving might as she's doing the Republicans work for him. So here's an outright lie that Howard Schultz said regarding the selling of the Seattle SuperSonics. He's like I was convinced that if an outta town buyer were to buy the team that this in the city of Seattle, the mayor and the city council would understand that an out of town by might have bought the team. And if he doesn't renegotiate the lease and get the lease that he deserves he's going to take the team and move and the city of Seattle basically said no we don't care if it's out of town buyer, not were not in a. Goshi aiding. What do you need? I hate these owners in happened in San Diego to with the chargers. Now, of course, there are no light the stadium is fine. Everything is okay. The billionaire wants tax money to go to their stupid fricken stadium. And as soon as they don't get it. They wine they bitch. And they take their ball in that go someplace else, and we're seeing that on the macro level now with Donald Trump specifically regarding the wall, he's not getting what he wants. So I think he's. Yeah. Instead, he's going to write Sicario three. If if the if that role speech was any indication, I swear to God, there's an interesting Instagram video out. I think it was on Instagram. I dunno. I feel stupid even saying it really is funny. If you look at Sakaria, and if you and you see the images of that movie. Yeah. And then if you put that with what Donald Trump says happens when individuals are coming over the border with the great big vehicles. Bigger flurries furious. Vin diesel is driving all of them. I think one of the guys died. Actually accidents. We'll drive I si-. It's ridiculous. I he might just beginning his ideas from movies. He's Dave the Soledad. Yes. He's he's writing the sequel to Sakaria with that the tape over the mouths, the they've got walls body, stuffed in the walls are no it, man. It's it's unreal. So here's another outright lie Schultz that he said for five years, we went forward the team did well one year, not so well the other four and each year we were not only losing money, but we were losing more money than before in actuality the team made the playoffs twice in shoulders tenor from two thousand to into thousand two and two thousand and five the team's overall record in the five full seasons was two hundred nine two hundred one. Okay, not great. But not not the worst. But what makes shelters poor mouthing of the team's record? So disingenuous is that he himself advocated. This big talk about a five year plan at the end of which the team would be a contender at the time. He saw this team has mediocre. But then of course, he said they were going to he was going to rebuild the team. And instead of rebuilding the team he just shipped them off. So this is Howard Shelton and nutshell. He's just another one of these billionaire businessmen who don't take into account the people that he's going to be affecting with his so-called mistakes in this case up rooting a beloved NBA franchise. And I know I'm just kind of harping on this. But I'm a basketball fan. I'm a sports fan. I think sports are really important sports are really important things that is indicative of his own. Absolutely. So now, Elizabeth Warren comes in. I'm gonna tax billionaires two percent three percents on that. And you know, which it's not the worst idea. It's certainly not unheard of. You know, I mean Dwight D Eisenhower had extremely high tax rates. And we're talking about a situation that we have now in this country where there is no more middleclass. And that's the problem. And I think Trump was able to kinda hit on it a little bit Bernie. Sanders certainly hit on it quite a bit in Elizabeth Warren. I think is doing a good job of it's not Hispanics. It's not refuse. Geez. It's not immigrants taking your job. Screwing you over. It's just the it's it's the flow of money to the economic this economic disparity like pass straight up it straight up and the past thirty years have been absolutely abysmal. When it comes to that. So I think good politicians understand that. And the question is how do you best relate that message to the people? That's why people went from Obama to Trump like how can that happen? Well, because they thought that Obama was talking to them about struggles of the middle class. And they thought Trump was talking to them about struggles of the middle class. And I think Elizabeth Warren is doing a good job of expressing her tax taxes taxes crappy word, I whenever I hear tax. I don't like it. We just had to pay taxes this year, and this is the Republican tax plan. And it was a doozy. I don't like it the word, but she's doing a good job of explaining why what's gone on in Washington for the past thirty years. It's just you know, from the corporate boardroom to to Capitol Hill, these are fluid. You know, these are fluid positions. We see it all the time with someone who is out of office. And then immediately gets job in one of these large lobbyists corporations, you know, John bainer, at least is done it. Right. He got into weed, which is tricky total. The key. Now is so left field that. Yeah. John bainer is kinda my low key like favorite dude ever. He just chain smokes. And who's like pretty chill and then just got into weed, and it was like amazing. Yeah. Why not? So she's doing a good job of expressing that. Because that's what we see is the American people. That's just so frustrating. You just see this group of elites, I don't from one position to the other position of power. And it really does sort of blur. The line of like what kind of oligarchy society or reliving in right now in this in this sort of like, Paul. Post capitalist world, you know? So this is really an attack on the oligarchs. This is attack the obscene wealthy, the obscenely wealthy and the oligarchs of this country, and the problem, of course, the main question is, and this is the question that has to be debated is than what does if the tax does go through which would be extremely unlikely. Right. But if it would then what does the government do with the money? That's the big concern to just go to feed some war machine. Does it just go into the military? Does it go to something like a border wall? You know, Elizabeth Warren is president wouldn't be. But the aerobically this tax would be there. I mean, she was gone. So that's that's the big question is what the government doesn't have a great history of allocating funds properly as are seeing. Because I think Domino's our pizza company is currently paving roads. So there's something wrong. Right. Right. But I mean, if you do have a politician that successfully passes this kind of tax hike on the obscenely wealthy that person is probably also interested in health care for all which is. Ideally, kind of project that you would want to use those funds for right? And of course, now Kamala Harris has come out and straight up just said she doesn't want any private industry, whatsoever and health healthcare. I don't think we can go. I don't think we have to go that far. But there has to be a good a good balance between the two and a viable option. That was the crappy thing that happened with ObamaCare once everyone just realized that their options became extremely limited. That was really that was a problem. Then of course, their premiums went through the roof because of lack of options, and so that's the thing with healthcare. It really kind of is I understand the single payer. I understand like basically you just have to go all in. Yeah. If you're gonna do it you have to you basically have to do it. But the question is how do you just completely eliminate in tire industry? It would be it would be such like like it would be on the power of Brexit. It would be such a big deal this multi multi multi billion dollar industry or so it would be it would be. That's all I'm saying is do it goddamn it. Like, I obviously like of the mind that it just has to be done. I'm not sure if they'll ever get the votes. It's it's we shall see. That's the exciting thing with these promos coming up for the Democratic Party some difference of opinions there, and you know, I mean, obviously, something has to be fixed with our healthcare system. Of course, pre existing conditions all that total and utter nonsense with Republicans say that they're therefore eliminating pre existing conditions. But then on the back end, they work. I mean held frigging the Democrats do it to ObamaCare was a huge boom for the healthcare industry. Right. So that's one of those that that's a subject I'll have to get real true hardcore expert on here for to talk about because it is it is like mind numbing when you really get into it. But of course, going back just briefly. So with Elizabeth Warren, we got the we got the wealth tax. Now, we have Howard Schultz. Coming out and insane. You know that he's pretty upset about it. So he's going to run as an independent now when it comes to the wealthy. I do I do have some information here. Now, some some wealthy people actually do pay. They actually do pretty good Bill and Melinda gates. They do thirty seven percent of their net worth. They give that to charity. That's good. Warren, Buffet's, not so bad. Thirty six percent. Michael Bloomberg gives thirteen percent of his forty six billion bucks. So that six billion dollars to charity. It's so much money. It's crazy Mark Zuckerberg and his in his I think is wife Priscilla Chan he made fifty four billion dollars off of us, isn't that nice data's worth fifty four billion bucks. He gave two billion dollars. And of course, Donald Trump who made three three billion dollars network. That's what they say. Although I think that's a little bit big. He only three percent of his net worth with hundred and two million dollars in charitable donations. And most likely that was some bizarre scam. And then Jeff Bezos is the actual worst. Of course, who is in charge of Amazon the man who was crushing small businesses all across. The country, and he's going to be doing that right here in Long Island city way, when he brings his Amazon headquarters to LIC, which is going to Jack up the rents and close bunch of nice, affordable restaurants, Jeff Bezos. He's worth one hundred sixty billion dollars. He gave a walking hundred forty six million dollars to charity, which is point zero nine zero six percent, not even one percent of his wealth. So when we talk about trickle down economics when we talk about is it fair to tax the wealthy for doing. Well. Well, you know, a lot of ways I would be if everyone was Bill and Melinda gates. I would say they're paying thirty seven percent. I don't know. I'm actually okay philanthropy is nice, but paying your fair share is better. And if they if everyone was paying, you know, if they were doing everyone was world if it was if it was a perfect world and people weren't greedy monsters. I would say okay, look at that. Wonderful thirty seven percent thirty six percents. That's awesome. But then we have Jeff Bezos hundred sixty billion bucks gave one hundred and forty six million dollars. I mean less than one percent. So that's why a rhetoric from Elizabeth Warren is getting a lot of traction. Because people see that it makes them pissed off. They're living paycheck to paycheck. And we saw how real that is with the government shutdown would pave jet to paycheck looks like. I mean, it's devastating. The new stories coming out were so hard to listen to TSA workers never had more sympathy in the world, by the way, can you? That's how that's how bad Washington is it literally made Americans feel bad for TSA not since Lowell wral in it out. Did deteriora- agents have such good press? Yeah. They never have good. They're horrible. No one likes to age while they were right alongside airline food as like jokes, go. Oh my God. Heavy. Yeah. Now, we're like we're like I'll fight for my L fight for the honor the TSA. Fight for the rights to TSA, whatever that so that is why she is. I think doing a good job. And I think our message is resonating with a lot of people who don't fully understand why they're getting so screwed, and it might be the same people that bought into Donald Trump's lie about immigration. It really could be. I wouldn't be surprised if she gets the nomination she's on the ticket. If we see Trump warned districts, it's it's extremely extremely possible. Going back just briefly to Howard Schultz. So a lot of people are extremely concert there like oh my God. He's going to throw the election. Donald trump. We're going. Okay. I say this. And this is why sit on Dana Perino show daily briefing. Of course, used to the press secretary for w but relax just it. First of all he's not going to do well in the vote and second of all like the going back to Ross Perot in nineteen. Two. So a lot of Republicans think that Ross Perot cost Hw Bush the election, but if you look at the actual exit polling data, it was about fifty fifty split between people who would vote for Clinton or would have voted for Bush, so really kind of worked itself out. And if you look at the two states that that Perot did best in Texas, and it was Florida, right? And h w one both of those states, right? So when it comes to the electoral college, it's you know, I know people wanna talk about spoilers and stuff like that. First of all, I'm with Chuck Todd of MSNBC, meet the press. I love Chuck Todd. But I agree with him as up to the candidate to get the votes. Right. You know, this whole idea of like, oh, my God, you spoiled the party, get your fricken votes. Go to go to Wisconsin, Hillary, go to Michigan get your votes do your job. And then we don't have to have this conversation when it comes to Ralph Nate. So I think that's a lie when it comes to Perot swinging the election to to Bill Clinton who of course, did not get fifty percent of the vote. And then we. We also have two thousand so some people on the left blame Ralph Nader for what happened when it comes to Al Gore when it comes to Florida. But if you really the real scandal in Florida is Katherine Harris perje and fifty eight thousand people from the voting rolls, right? Basically what they did was they sent this letter out there like we don't have felons vote in this state. Here's fifty eight thousand just names, no pictures. No like, any identifying characteristic just names of fifty eight thousand people, and tens of thousands of people many of them folks who were going to vote for Al Gore for whatever reason many of them were purged from the voting rolls, and they were totally legal to vote. And of course, that whole thing ends supreme court makes their decision and some people wanna blame Ralph Nader. The fact of the matter is Ralph Nader he did a good job of bringing some issues to the forefront. Specifically when it comes to consumer advocacy. I mean, that's his whole thing was consumer advocates. So we this is supposed to be. Entry of the marketplace of ideas. So don't like have Howard Schultz does decide to run. I don't first of all I don't see him taking that many votes away from the democratic candidate. I just don't see I don't think that he represents where the Democratic Party is going. You know, I mean, I I can see Republican I can see Bill Kristol voting for Howard Schultz. I can see disaffected suburbanites in Trump land voting for Howard Schultz who would never vote for a democrat. Anyway. So I don't think that it's true that he will be taking votes away from the democratic candidate. If anything he could very well be taking votes away from Donald Trump. So I like to me it was when he announced an everyone freaked out. Don't be like I understand there's a lot of trauma with two thousand sixteen a lot of people thinking they had it all ready to go. It's in the bag, but don't freak out Krikah's. He's not going to swing the election for Donald Trump. If he does get in the kind of person. It's just more aggravating kind of person that would vote for Howard Schultz is also the same person that would buy like a the Michael boob leg. Josh grow duet album star books. Yeah. I mean, it's the bad. No never seen anyone by those. It's like an anomaly that anyone would. But now, it's boob way. And and Josh grove and Josh Grogan in duet. Yeah. Now as a couple of covers of Christmas songs. Ovalles goodness. Now, we were Howard Schultz. That's the equivalent of Howard Schultz as a presidential candidate forum. That's kind of fun if he opens his Twitter notifications that should be enough for him to realize like I can't do this. I don't know Twitter's Twitter's health scape. But yeah, he's getting he's getting more roasted than the coffee that he serves is getting that's a hot joke. That's a joke. We also should talk a little bit about Roger stone. He got indicted, and let's see let's talk about stone. And then we can go back, and well, let's we'll wrap it up here with Elizabeth Warren. So just lastly with Elizabeth ward, she has apologized to the. Cherokee nation for the DNA senior Senator Elizabeth or Senator Elizabeth Warren. She's the Massachusetts Democrat. She apologized, and the this is Kelly Hayes, a native American writers. She says I'm glad to see that. Elizabeth Warren has apologized for the whole DNA test to buckle connecting with members of the Cherokee nation in. This way was always the way forward. Also, I hope that the folks who painted myself and others fringe outliers for discussing this field foolish. But of course, there are some people who still aren't aren't happy twilla Barnes a Cherokee genealogist. She's been critical of miss warns claims of her native American ancestry since it became national news in two thousand twelve she said, she needs to go public and say, she fully takes responsibility. And that the DNA test was ridiculous. They're still something about this that feels off. So we'll see you know, if that scandal continues to dog her talking about line, you know, when it comes to Kirsten gillibrand, or at least Kamala Harris isn't line. We're gonna play sound here in a second of her criminal Justice area. But she's very upfront about her lack of criminal Justice reform, I guess or criminal Justice reform in a much more conservative sense more conservative than I believe that we need we need to have it in this country. And I really we're gonna talk about that in a second. But when it comes to Elizabeth Warren, we'll see how much that dogs are. But again, she's doing a good job. She's out there. She's meeting with the people. And I think she's got a really a lot of upside. And a lot of good potential. She stays on message very much like Bernie used to be able to do. I don't know if he's ever going to get into not again. Who knows what's going to happen with Bernie Sanders? There's there's some stuff swarming around the world who knows what's going to happen. But so that so that's Elizabeth Warren. Let's go onto Kamala Harris, really quick. And then we'll talk about Roger stone. And then we'll talk about nukes. And then we'll talk about Robert Muller. He made a mistake, which is something. We don't often hear. So that's him. Yeah. I'm so Kamala Harris, of course. Big roll out. She's you know, she she's got the poll numbers are going in the right direction. Still not that you know, one is beating Biden still. But of course, if you're Joe Biden, just stay on the sidelines long as possible because as soon as you get in then you start at you have a target on your back. So right now, he's able to just gonna sit at like, you know, in the in the thirties around thirty five percent of support. And of course, the Democratic Party is sitting fairly well with fifty six percent if you give people just a blank ballot, and they're like democrat Republican. It's fifty six percent democrat. That's good. But of course, again, we have two thousand sixteen to remember and candidates do matter. So Kamala Harris, she is reminded me a lot of Bill Clinton in the early nineties when Bill Clinton ran for office as a democrat, of course. But he ran on a strict strict criminal Justice reform policy, three strikes, and you're out mandatory minimums, this is, of course, the superpredators moment. This is if you go back and his mentioned multiple times, listen to a state of the union it reads like reads, just extremely conservative extremely conservative. So Kamala Harris understanding that this is probably not a bad strategy to have when ginning again, those disaffected Republicans like I just use Bill Kristol's, an example. But there's a lot of never Trump Republicans out there who share her views on criminal Justice. It's possible. She's able to peel a lot of their support. This is what she had to say. When asked about the question of like, should we build more schools as opposed to more prisons, and this is just a little spiel that she she she gives when talking about this. And if you get a chance to watch the clip, she's quite animated. But there's something almost Dick Cheney about the joy in her voice. When talking about things that are so you know, devastating to people. Let's let's play it. We all have these posters in our classes that. Is attached to a stick that we sometimes we'll card out we're talking about criminal Justice policy, and we run around with these signs, build more schools list jails Bill, more schools, let's and we walk around everywhere. Bill more school, we'd protest build more schools less jails put money into education prisons. There's a fundamental problem with that approach in my opinion. And it's this. I agree with that conceptually. But you have not addressed the reason I have three padlocks on my front door. So part of the discussion about reform of criminal Justice policy has to be an acknowledgement that crime does occur and especially when it is violent crime and serious crime. There should be a broad consensus that there should be serious and severe and swift consequence to crime. All right there it is. So of course, you know, the correlation between schools and prisons the notion is is that if you advocate people they have a better chance of getting the job of finding success. Finding self worth finding a mentor perhaps they don't need to break into your home. I understand that crime happens. Of course, we are in one of the lower crime times in the history of the world. Yeah. Specifically in the history of this country. This reminds me a little bit of h w when he was running against Dukakis Dukakis. Massachusetts Governor much more liberal on crime. Of course, the famous willy Horton ads all those kinds of things they painted him weak on crime. So she's going all in with being tough on crime. And again is that what we need right now is we have the largest prison population in the world, even more than China in China is horrible. Although we don't get all we don't get a lot of information from China. So who knows they're killing people left and right for being Muslims or Christians or Jewish. You have to worship the state. China's getting worse worse and worse every single day. Of course, they're having their new. The what's it called the Social Credit system? They're gonna start in twenty twenty. But the question is for the Democratic Party. You wanna be the party of law and order politically? I could see this not hurting her. I think it will she first of all in all honesty. She has a bit of Teflon shield being African American and a woman it's going to be it's going to allow a lot of white people who don't mind seeing black people or Brown people in prison to say, well, okay, because I'm not racist or anything because I'm voting for a black woman is wages so much guilt. I'm sure it really does. Like we said before. I mean, it's nice that she's up front about her policy. It is it is campaign slogan might be Kamala Harris three hots and a cot where Kamala Harris Kamala Harris make America super jail. It could be you know, every WalMart make it a jail. Robin Hood is an investing app that lets you buy and sell stocks ETF's options and cryptos all commission free. 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Of course, you know, in a binary situation, what are the other options, although Donald Trump with Jared, Kushner, they have actually been more progressive on criminal Justice reform, then a lot of people are talking about because just goes against a wide sweeping media narratives, which are always ridiculous and a little bit. They leave a little bit of is facts behind. We don't have any policy discussion in this entire country. But anyway, so that is Kamala Harris, that's what she's going to be not that is not all that. She's going to be doing, obviously, she's also talking about single payer and stuff like that. But we'll see we'll see if she's going to be able to if that's going to be a winning message. It's possible. It really is possible that it works because it worked for the Clintons and progressive prosecutor. Just get ready to hear those two words over and over again. I like, I hate it. I really hate it progressive prosecutor because of course, a prosecutors had done some really horrible things in this country. But then also they've done some good things too. But who knows you know, when it comes to prosecutions specifically when it comes to like, the me too movement, for example, as we're seeing now with what's going on with Harvey Weinstein there is that sort of tinge to it as well where they're sick and tired specifically with the two movement of having allegations of rape, not be, you know, like not be addressed like what happened with Cosby? I think that allegation came out in two thousand I'm beginning this wrong. But I think it was two thousand five or something like that. She came to the police, and they're like now, it's we can't do anything. So from that perspective. I do understand law and order or criminal Justice because that is dog shit. If you go and report, a violent rape. And then the or the the the backlog so-called rape test backlog. It's not a backlog. They're not testing is a backlog if you're working on it. But they're just not. So I get it from that perspective. And I think that you could you can swing that. It's more of a in more of a liberal lens. But then we really have to look at the just over incarceration of our youth and of people in this country. Really is it. It's just a porn. Our criminal Justice system is totally broken in a binary election. Do you think the Republican party without Donald Trump? There would do any good would do any better. Probably not. But who knows? So this just reminds me of this reminds me Bill Clinton and hell Bill Clinton one Howard. Maybe this is shaping up to be ninety one powered Schultz gets in. We have an incumbent president. That's kind of getting as h w was Grover Norquist that wing of the Republican party turned on him. Trump. A lot of people are turning on him. Now as we saw with the funding Bill to keep the government open a couple of Republicans assigned onto a Bill that didn't have wall funding, and we'll probably just start to see more and more and more of that. So this might be history, repeating this could be an interesting time to go back and look at what happened in the ninety one campaign ninety two campaign air knows there are a lot of liberal voters that like a hall monitor like they. They do they have of rules and rule of law is not like a, you know, exclusive from right wing stuff at all. No, absolutely. No. That's a good point. And and of course, you know, I know when it comes to as we saw in Utah, for example, when they just passed think at zero point five now or point zero five yachts, definitely point zero five zero point five would be but a zero point five when it comes to drinking and driving a lot of times. These are these are more left-leaning people pushing for that kind of stuff. And I mean, I disagree with it. But you know, so, but that is why it's so difficult to get any criminal Justice reform because it is politically advantages to be more hawkish because as Donald Trump is doing as we saw with Kate Steinle when it comes to immigration, they pick out a few stories, and these are real stories, I'm not downgrading that. But they blow them up magnify them to be like everything. And of course, Kate Steinle was shot by illegal. And it was horrible, and that's devastating. And then they paint the entire isn't illegal early represent the world wills act, but that's the way it works. So it's so easy for them to just run an ad like, the Willie Horton ad be like say, look this and no one can disagree with either the death or the Willie Horton had a believe raped and murdered to women or something when he got out for the weekend. So no one can deny that. So anyway, we'll see if it works for her. And as I said before I'm optimistic, and I think it's fine. I'm I'm not even against having a more conservative criminal Justice candidate for the Democratic Party. I want to hear all of the ideas. And again, I do think because because of the way the the way that the the way that the party is looking who knows how well she does. But I think it's really possible because African American because she's a female coming from California. I think there's going to be some people that will be able to overlook these really. A hawkish stances because you can imagine if someone who looked like. And you know, if someone who looked like me said that I think people would be like your total racist, you know. But of course, it is what it is. So anyway, so definitely more compelling message than Howard Schultz is let's you know, he doesn't have a message unite the country does that mean, let's share a coffee and discuss ideas. Let's let's bring everyone back together. No Howard Schultz when you he doesn't even have like he didn't like write anything down. I don't understand. He just like was like unite the countries like what does that mean, you just really like free style plotted? Anyway, it doesn't matter who again relaxed with all that. Okay. Let's hear briefly to what's going on with Roger stone man, who I kinda know a little bit. He is first of all he just dresses from the super villain or like from the from the the super villain LL being. I don't know where he gets the Adam west batmans here, but he has been indicted. So this is the it's a pretty big. For the Muller probe. Once again, we don't have any indictment regarding collusion. And we also have this kind of a good week in a strange way for Donald Trump because we just found out that the Donald Trump junior phone call to some anonymous person after the ref to the Trump Russia meeting wasn't Donald Trump. So he tweeted about that immediately. He doesn't have his dad's phone number. So that's yeah. That would have been impossible. That's possible. Very true. Of course, Donald Trump junior. The the I guess what is called the leaf the fig. Yeah. Fig doesn't fall far from the Bush. He he just tweeted about S and L. Yes. Yes. He was upset with SNL looks like one of the sketches on S and L. Which is of course, we and updates and live of so Roger stone. He is the colorful former longtime political adviser to Donald Trump. Of course, Donald Trump has said now that he's in trouble that he barely knew him, which is obviously allied a spokesperson for Muller's office at stone. Sixty six was arrested in Fort Lauderdale, Florida where my parents live beautiful area on Friday morning after being indicted. This was last Friday morning after being indicted by a federal grand jury a day earlier. If you watched the raid, they were like serious, I was like he does work out. But there were a lot of guns. It looks like, you know, Roger stone post so many shirtless picks of him like flexing talking about like own civil war. Like he posted stuff on his Twitter about like training with guns. I mean, apparently it's not over it wasn't like age in the grand scheme. Like, I think they're always -rageous. Our our thirties are over militarized. Oh, yeah. But like who was what was stone going to do? But anyway. Yeah. I mean, I think that about everything if you get a chance to watch there's a great documentary called do not resist. I highly recommend it. It just it follows police departments all across the country in one one point there in Wisconsin. And I forget what frigging Barron Wisconsin or something like that be Sheboygan. They bought a tank, and I'm like, why do you need to taint? The sheriff is driving around the streets a frigging tank like it's red dawn, it's ridiculous. So it's always amazing to go to a small town has happened a lot when I was living in a drive through small town that had nothing then you'd see the police officer driving a like a dodge charger. There's also soobee up. It was like amazing. So they busted into stones house. He was only able to get his little crocodile shirt. We're no solo crocodile the cost the Aleka his little cost custard on this is what Sarah Sanders had to say about this. I can't even Sarah Sanders by the. Way to get a chance go out there and listen to her she's talking in some Christian program, and she's talking about how God sent us Donald Trump. So if you were if you were a big believer before maybe not any more got sent us the play, whatever also quick side note watch the documentary from two thousand I think it's called the eyes of Tammy Faye. Or through the eyes of Tammy FANG all about Tammy Faye Bakker. Jerry Falwell screwed over the Baker family and the whole religious right is so corrupt and so disgusted. But it's it's narrated by rupaul. And it's it's great. So that's from two thousand the eyes of Tammy. Awesome history. Rupe? It's really good. Yeah. Because if it was big in the drag community because she honestly. Yeah. A lot like that. So White House press secretary, Sarah Sanders told reporters Friday, this doesn't have anything to do with the president. It doesn't have anything to do with the White House, which is of course, alive and Trump lawyer j suckle oh said the Russian indictment. Today's does not allege rushing Glushkov by rod. Your stone. Or anyone else rather the indictment focuses on alleged false statements, Mr. stone made to congress these false statements, and we're talking about emails that he said he never sent correspondences that he said he never had and of course, lying to congress. So it's it's similar to what we saw with popadopoulos. And a lot of the other indictments that are coming down still Paul Manafort, I would say, we're the most serious ones. We'll see he's he said he's going to say he's going to plead not guilty. The indictment says stone spoke to Trump campaign officials during the summer of two thousand sixteen about WikiLeaks and information the organization had that might be damaging to the Clinton campaign. It also says stone was contacted quote by senior Trump campaign officials to inquire about your WikiLeaks releases of hacked democratic emails during an appearance on Wednesday evening on Tucker Carlson show. Tucker. You know, I know him. I don't know what's going on in the Donald Trump has warped the minds of many people. That's all I'm gonna say about that get tucked get get Tucker stone insisted he would not turn on the president and cooperate with prosecutors like former lower did Michael Cohen, this is according to stone. He says no matter how much pressure they put on me. No matter what they say. I will not bear full sweetness against Donald Trump. He continued to say I will not do what Michael Cohen has done and make up lies to ease pressure on myself, of course, really angling hard for a part in. And it's extremely possible. The Donald Trump will will abide light and oblige and and give him one. So former Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta on Twitter, he wrote this. He says Rogers time in the barrel. That was a play on stones own words. Stone tweeted cryptically before pedestrian emails were disclosed that it would soon be pedestrian time. In the barrel. He goes on to say, and it's headed over Niagara Falls this jump s being funny. Rogers time in the barrel in it's headed over Niagara, Falls Rogers, don't advisor to Trump is indicted Muller investigation. So this is a big it's a big deal. Of course, as all of it is other convictions include former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, former campaign visor, George popadopoulos, former campaign adviser, Rick gates, and of course, Paul Manafort, former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to making false statements in a case in November. Of course that case was brought by Muller. So that's the most recent chip to fall in the Muller Russia investigation. And again, I just get. So like, I'm almost sick of talk. If you watch like CNN, it's all and it's just like circling we'll just want to wait until the papers are out. And also as I've always said, Robert Muller is still just German inquisitor. He's not like God saw another person wearing a t-shirt shirt with him on it almost gagged. I'm like do like he is. If you go back and listen to his speeches. He hasn't changed. He's the same just because you know, like Trump Robert Muller who he I don't wanna hang out with the guy. That's a lot of like fan Fiqh Roddick Chuck style a lot going on like indicted in my own. That's. Now, I do wanna point out on Roger stone's website on Friday, when he did get indicted, everything on his merch page went on sale, really you can buy your own Roger stone. It is a pebble with his autograph on it. Originally twelve dollars folks, it's ten dollars. Now, really you could also by the Roger stone. Did nothing wrong t shirt. Oh, a poster for a room that lays out all of stones rules, some of which include attack attack attack. This is business. Hey, a stronger motivator than love God. And think big big. He is a he's a big Johnson shirt really loves fascism in big Johnson shirt. Wow. Attack attack attack? Okay. A big dog. Be a big dog, man. Be the big dog on the yard take the biggest pissed. You got the biggest dumps the biggest, of course, you do ridiculous. So we'll see what happens with that. I do believe that stone will stick to his guns and and not not cooperate. I don't think he is a different kind of beast. He's in it for the long haul. Of course, if you go at their watches little documentary. I mean, it makes them look. I don't know if it makes them look good. It may it represents him. I mean, definitely reveals a lot about him. He's happy about it. So you need to know all his like weird deviant back page, sex shed. He it was the best thing about. No. Yeah. It's like he he is actually that strange. That's another thing when it comes to come all. Chris. Thank you for reminding me, Kamala Harris Kirsten gillibrand, both huge proponents of Sessa Fossa the back of back page ban, which really just pushed the industry further underground, of course, the sex industry, I'm against that. Yeah. Because we know a lot of sex workers here. Just with our shows and some of our fan base are sex workers and. They would use those to communicate and be like, yo don't hang out with XYZ. This dude is no good. And now they don't have that anymore dangerous. It's more wild west. And that's the irony of all of that. So called, you know legislation. That's the road to hell. You know? It's always paved with good intentions, and that was a horrible piece of legislation if you voted against it, then they would say you're for human sex trafficking. And it's like, no, no, I'm not you morons. I'm actually for keeping the more. We know the more that's in light to safer. It will be that is what we have street lights and cameras everywhere the same rule should apply for the internet. So that's another area where I disagree with Kamala Harris, although I'm sure most of the candidates would be I I don't know any of them that those. I don't know. I'm totally pro all the stuff. It's just because you have to explain what you know, because it's an easy sound bite to say that they're four sex traffic in that. And then you're like would a middle aged person watching jeopardy, and then the politician comes on I'm pro sex worker, like it's just not something that is going to resonate with some of these people, and it's always about getting not the jeopardy crowd anymore. We gotta get the wheel of fortune yet. I'm sorry. The wheel of fortune crowd. Maybe. Yeah. The pets Ajak. Yes. Maybe get a little bit of that. Maybe a what was that that fund show with Bob Barker prices, right Rice's, right? Maybe a little prices right crowd in there. Also. Okay. So that's what's going on with Roger stone. We'll wait to see what happens with that. Now. This is kind of an interesting misstep for for Robert Muller in eight an eighteen page court filing. Basically, what happened was there in the you know, all those Russians that were that were charged. But naturally, they're not going to be coming over. They they also charge this company Concorde management and console. Alton so concord management, they showed up to court, basically lawyer showed up, and when when they show up the prosecution has to kind of tell them what the hell they have. And this is called discovery. I'm sure you'll know this. So basically is just sometimes they don't do it though. That's for sure. But so basically discoveries is just so that they're working on the same playing field. They know what information they have. They know how to defend their clients. So because they did this. It was an eighteen page court filing. All that information magically leaked on Twitter with a Twitter account called at hacking. Redstone it posted a message in late October two thousand eighteen claiming access to the special counsel's investigations database saying quote, as we hacked Russian servers with info from the Russian troll case, concord LLC versus Muller, you can do all the files Mahler had about the IRA. That's the internet research agency and Russian collusion. Enjoy the reading. So because they followed the rule of law. The Russians are really. Good at using our own laws against us because they did that they gave a lot of evidence. And a lot of top secret information to the Russian oligarchs to to Putin. You know, I understand the half to do it. But now Muller lodged lodged a complaint in an eighteen page court filing that objects to a discovery request from the Russian company Concorde management and consulting which has been charged with helping orchestrate the massive online campaign the same day, the tweet Muller's office at an unidentified report in unidentified reporter contacted the special counsel and explain the receipt of a direct message via Twitter from an individual who quote who stated that they had received discovery material by hacking into a Russian legal company that had obtained discovery material from Reid Smith, the US based law firm, representing concord Muller's office said that with the help of the FBI at determine more than one thousand of the three hundred thousand files on the website linked from hacking Redstone tweet including Martin's unique to. Materials that it had shared with concord during earlier rounds of discover the F B I also determined that the website was registered about a week before the at issue tweet with an IP address in Russia. So the Russians, you know, were able to come a come out with some good information on what's going on in the mind of of Muller, and and what's going to be happening there with the mother investigation. Sweet. Sweet. All right. So there it is. That's the that's the most up to date information on the Russia investigation. And I just get it done. Get it done. I don't wanna talk about it. I don't know how CNN spends twenty four hours a day talking about it. I mean, I watch it. There's a lot. It's a lot of drivel is when I say, but who knows all right? Let's move on. Just lastly, the Trump administration said on Friday, it was the spending one of the last major nuclear arms control treaties with Russia following five years of heated conversations between the two powers that. Failed to resolve a long-running American acusations that Moscow is violating violating the Reagan era agreement this is according to secretary of state, Mike Pompeo who may be running for Senate, by the way announced the decision declaring that quote countries must be held accountable when they break the rules. He said the United States would terminate the nineteen eighty-seven intermediate range nuclear forces treaty in six months unless Russia destroyed it's growing arsenal of intermediate range missiles and launchers he goes on to say, we can no longer be restricted by the treaty. Well, Russia shamelessly, violates it. So far, the Russian government has been unwilling to admit that missile. It has deployed near European borders, violates the treaties terms, also we have to keep in mind when it comes to what's going on in China. They're continuing to ramp up their missiles right now it said the Beijing's growing nuclear arsenal currently consists of missiles that fall into the ranges land-based missiles able to fly. Three hundred to three thousand four hundred miles that are prohibited by the treaty, which applies only to Russia and the United States. So, you know, we'll see again, basically. So you understand right? So basically, the US and Russia played by two different sets of rules in the Chinese are just like screw it. We're not in this treaty. So who knows does this lead to another nuclear arms race? Who knows? Let's go back to the good old days of the Cold War era. All I know is you can't hug your children with nuclear arms. You can't you do untold Russia that no they haven't they have not the Russian government accused the Trump administration of looking for any excuse to get out of the treaty. So this is a court into Dmitry peskov spokesperson for President Vladimir Putin. He says on the whole the reluctance of Americans to listen to reason and to hold any kind of substantive talk with us shows that the wash that Washington decided to crush the treaty along time ago. Oh, so there we go nuclear strategy but nuclear strategy published by the Pentagon last year makes clear that preparations are being made to counter Beijing's deployments, the North Atlantic Treaty organization. A NATO the military alliance that was created to counter the Soviet threat seventy years ago in Dorset the announcement that was made by palm pail. So it looks like we're getting some international support over this again. What does it mean? Who knows is there another arms race looming in the background is passable, I suppose, but yeah, I that's just the way this stuff kind of works. Right. So all right. So there it is. I guess that's basically the news. Now, we have an interview is that the news. That's the news. That's the news for this past week the news, and that's the news as as I see it. Have you ever seen the newsroom the dude who shoots himself in the head? No, the Jeff Daniels Aaron Sorkin did watch that a little bit. Yeah. It was too pretentious for me because he was like a Keith Overman type. And I was like you're just an insufferable. Do the news. Just do the news. Yeah. I like what's the one that I'm thinking of where shoots himself at the end. Thinking of it's great network network that where network is I I'm more of a network guy than a whatever the hell that was I Aaron Sorkin doesn't write like a human being now. No human talking read like a pill addict. Right. And then it's not everyone. If everyone was so like, wims ical and witty all the time, and like the due to network shoe myself in the head you just want whatever happened to just good boring person. I love good boring person. Yeah. It's most of the country. I mean, great. That's what's so great about this country. Is everyone is actually very born is perfect. It. That's that's what should be. That's why this is the best country entered boring. Please do not be sardonic with me. Ate it. All right. Well, now, let's do this interview. This is with Muhannad el-sheikhi. And again, I just think it's interesting. We should hear what happens. It's just an interesting slice of life. And it's as situation that I will not find myself. I don't think Travis will find himself in Henry and markets and many of you won't find yourself in his situation. And I think it's just a good perspective. And it's a it's important to understand what this stuff looks like in real life. Specifically when it comes to immigration, and we're doing our three parter on Mangla and just the idea of government officials asking for papers. The Polly it's scary. You know, it's just a little scary. So anyway, enjoy the interview. Hey, what's up everyone? Ben kissel. Alright. So we have a cool interview coming up. It's interesting. It's with this, dude. No. He is a teen cocoa. That's Conan O'Brien. He's a comic to watch. And I saw him on Twitter, and he had a fascinating Twitter story. But it's a real life story. His name is Mohammed el-sheikhi. Thank you so much for being. On the show, man. I really appreciate you coming on and telling your story regarding your interaction with ice. Thank you. So can we just go back? So what the heck happened here because I don't want to just read your your tweet stored. People can follow you on Twitter. And I'll give them, you know, I'll I'll spell it out for them. So they can find you. So what happened? I was in Washington into the city of Pullman. I was there on the Saturday night at was a see. And then the next day. I was going back to Portland where I live. Okay. Love borland. Yeah. I do I live in Portland. Yeah. So yeah, I took the bus from palment to Spokane because they had a bus transfer their. See I say that Asian for like maybe three hours waiting for the Mets last game on them eleven fifteen. We started voting I gone through the bus the bus driver my ticket. He's candidate everything and everything was fine checked him like each. And then I went to the back of the bus that they're looking at my phone texting and stuff right until. Do people in in a green uniform came in as to the bus, and they the like asking people these and stuff. I was like, oh there must be people who with the bus station. They're trying to match my name when my view the ticket. I have had a I've had that happen before something like not worried about it. Right. Yeah. So the protest me. And then when I do have like ideal vacation and stuff. So I gave him my Oregon drivers license. And then they asked me like doing like, you sentenced to like, okay. That's a that's a weird thing to ask. Like, no, no. I'm not a citizen. Like, you have a passport was like, no. Why would I carry a pass when buff, right? Exactly a greyhound bus. So, you know, it's it's just it's chilling, right? When we have these situations of papers, please show me your papers. Please when you were at the bus station. Was there anything? I mean anything out of the ordinary when you're sitting on his bus. I mean, I've been on many greyhound buzzes. I'm greyhound, maybe Peter Pan. If you're really fancy, I don't know. Greyhound? But was there anything out of the ordinary when you're at the bus station or sitting on the bus, or did this just feel totally random it looked like they was like nothing happening there? Yeah. And then like want they want they got my once they once they told him like I was vicinity. Though deal what country citizen off like, I'm finishing Libya. And then they went, okay. Can you come? Can you come with us outside? I was like, okay. So and I walked with him outside. They asked me if I had not fixation on me. And I said, yeah, I do I do have a work permit, and that will is is has been given to me by US citizenship and immigration services. Okay. Yeah. So it's basically like through and how long has your work permit. Good four. So so here's the work permit is valid and so the end like the July of two thousand thirteen okay. But at the same time, I was at work permit, even though I don't need it anymore. Given the fact that I was granted asylum in last October. Permits even though it was alad, even though I had it. I didn't have I didn't anymore work because I was granted asylum by on the anyway. Yeah. Okay. So and now how were you were how were you able to be granted asylum because I know that process is just so completely difficult, and it's getting more difficult every day, it seems how long did that process? Take for me. It took exactly for years. Okay. Forty years. I had to do a lot of lake like paperwork, and like, my K and everything and did an interview with immigration that lasted like hours, and they asked me about like every detail of my life and dates and pictures of like the like an like just like a background check on me like last year's right Advani long long process. So you are it is safe to say, you are a fully vetted a resident of America. You are fully happy gotten all the information they could ever need. But nonetheless, we're we're in this situation. Greyhound bus walking out with these two folks, they know more about me than anyone else. Okay. Well, that is that's horrifying, but interested. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. And then when I get in my I gave my these and then they look through them. And then they were like, do you have you assign them approve when on you, obviously before the asked me if I had my silent approve when told him when I applied asylum when it was granted all the details. And what I do you have decided on proving on you. And it was like, no I carry that with me, and I don't care would. Because I I was I was advice about the cat. What maybe his this is like a very important documents that if I don't need it. It's if it gets if against loss of anything, then I'm like jeopardizing my this country as well. Right in my home. 'cause I like I only needed when I need to apply for a job. And they did a good job or something like that. I don't wanna be carrying my backpack everywhere. Right. Right. And then it was also I was like ole needed vacation. And the like they can like check online the call immigration, but one of the two I'm the system. I don't need to everything Tronc now. Yeah. Absolutely. You would think this wouldn't be an issue. Yeah. Absolutely. Yeah. But like, oh, no the paper, you gave a illegal have them owner time. And I was like what what do you mean the legal like illegals multiple times? And it was like this war permits is fraud-proof. Okay. So so you're talking with these two ice agents outside the greyhound bus, they continually call you. They say illegals have documentation, they have their they have all of their paperwork regarding. Silom, and they continually stand the word illegals, which I find I wanna hear your emotional thoughts on that. Personally. It just seems. Yeah. Dehumanize in and a way to treat someone as other. But what what did you think when they were calling you in a legal or referencing people as legals in general? Yeah. Well out to me that people that were not where CB the patrol agents or something. And I wanted to clarify that. Okay. Obviously work for the like home that both of them. But anyway, so we they asked me when when calling me legal I'll I'll take anything getting upset. I was like getting Winnie furious because it was very frustrating. Because like I've spent sounds of dollars then everything by the book, I have followed the laws in the process. And then I got my my paper. Candidate with the and then to be called illegal if the humanizing like I was like a second class like human being like. Just like what was the even two point of like having right heavens to tell my story like having to be questions over and over and over again by immigration officers at the time, I was very happy. I'm like untouchable now. Then right minute. I was up us to four for that job. Right. I guess and I get like and get questions, and it was just like, oh, man. How far have to go. Them to the person, you know. Absolutely. And was anyone else taken off this bus and detained and ask for their papers? Or were they specifically there for you know? Yes, they've so when they came on divisive asked did they claim they ask everyone the bus, obviously, they did nuts because the proof of shipbuilding asking for was US passbook. Now, it would be ridiculous to say that they've asked twenty people on the bus and every one of those people candidate US past. On a greyhound bus. Yes. I'm going to say that awful. Yeah. And then the four people, and those people looked to all of these people the all look like they might be Hispanic like like, vaguely ethnic Brown stuff or something like that. So just pointing people asking them about like Simpson citizenship and stuff, right? They went going around asking white Americans about like their paper because. Rheingau? Yeah. I went back on the bus. I believe that like one person also came back onto the one. That's what I saw. Okay. Detained one person. And they took that person with them. Interesting. Interesting. Yeah. So what did you have a chance to hear the interaction with the individual that they did end up taking detained? And and God knows what that life is. Like, I did not after the us me of my pay for being rake and everything officer like was calling someone on the phone assume, he'll work with them who supposed to verify my status, right? And then. Yeah, they were calling and he was reading like members of my work permit like gave the my name, I had everything. Right. And then and then. Yeah. That was few minutes and the call ended and then like until that point. I was like, okay. You know, what they're gonna call the verify me and the to let me go, right? And it says easiest then I was to my surprise. He was like, yeah. We have no records if you're Silom. Oh my God. And I was like what do you mean, no records asylum, and I was like this. How impossible like what's happening? It was like I have asylum. I have approved that have all the papers do like, Nope. No record on my God is it ballot. Did you ask them about the worker? You wouldn't answer that question. It was like, no. Yeah. And I said every like defense made every state with made would say, oh, we've heard that so many times from legal illegals say that all the time. So it was like so it doesn't matter. What I say anything? I say you like, oh, yeah. We've heard that million times. Right rash. No. I don't like. And then and then I got frustrated. I was like, hey, this is you know. This is what you're doing that was legal. Like, I need my papers back right now. Right. I'm gonna call them my lawyer like pursue legal actually, this is not. Okay. Right. And then and then degration of the southern like just it was mostly quiet. The whole time the other the other McGrane officer. Started yelling at me to take my to take my hands out my pockets, will you which was weird because I had them in my pockets throughout the whole action. Okay. And they did not say things an. And I didn't wasn't doing that disrespect. It was just freezing cold. It's the winter. Yeah. Exactly. Sounds like sounds like okay. Okay. Okay. My hands out I took him out. Because at that point, it it seems to me that they were only trying to get reaction out of me. Right. They wanted me to lose. It was like something in detained me for differently. And so like, right. I'm gonna keep cool that doesn't matter. I've watched so many documentaries just yeah. Just put my hands out and everything and then eventually Cavallo legal papers. All you can't like have you paid on? And I didn't say anything back to them going on the bus. Yeah. And all I was thinking about that time was like did it even man. Even if I had my silent approved went on you. You will probably be like. Yep. The illegals have that all the time. Right. Yeah. I mean, it just seems absolutely demoralizing after four years of a silent. And how were you able to? Get a Silom because I know that's a really difficult process. Yeah. Obviously Libya is in the midst of a violent situation right now post Gadhafi era too. Yeah. I mean, the reason I applied for political asylum time, it was due to many reasons, I was I was plus active back home used the most my own way to show that a lot of people deem to be vanity liberal, very western. Yeah. The ideas that we talked about and stuff. But also, it's I I suppose about it today. But I worked with so many like people who like US citizens who you went and Libya covering the war at a time. Right. And all of I was for programs were sponsored by the US embassy been county at the time, okay? With the ambassador before Klis Stephen and like, so it was just like it was just like all of these reasons and then me coming to the US on. By the department of state that made people back home and stuff like that were very sore that I was recruited by the US government, just by Libya. Right interesting. Yeah. So it it got to the point where like I was getting called from my family and stuff who got their house broken into twice because they were trying to find stuff on me. And my even my dad was like questions and put in jail for like two or three. Just like being asked about me and be may being involved with the US government and all of that. So it goes the point where like my if I it wasn't because of the war. It was like me personally, if I went back home, I would be like a kidnap kills or something. So I had to fly for Silom. And obviously like all of these claims, I had groups like I have like. Like copies death threats. I got right. So my case strong, and it was like it was like, easy like moved. But yes, that was the main reasons interesting. I mean, obviously right now, and thank you so much for sharing that that that story. I mean, it's yeah. It's it's just extremely frustrated after going through all of that. And then having you know, just I don't know just being treated with that kind of disrespect is it's it's just it seems like the culture that we're in right now, it's totally normalized and something has to change with that. But going back just just really quick here with Libya, and I would love to have you back on the show when we have a little bit more time. It'll be what is what's Libya like now, it's out of the news. And can you compare it a little bit? I know this is a big question, but pre Ghaddafi post-gaddafi once the different realities right now in Libya. Yeah. It is. It is it. Everyone would say vandy confused about what their kids there's like at least two governments wanted to east went into west and east governable of how're those softening malicious and so many and each like an each group is like equally strong and every group wants to separate scrambling. Right. You have a lot of a lot of like Islamic groups and has an ideology, and then you have the military, then you have the Muslim Brotherhood, and you have all of that right now. Pre Duffy pre Duffy. It was like it was oppressive in a different way. So like, I would say pre and post it was very impressive. It was just like a different kind of pressure. At least when Ghaddafi like we it was like who we hate it. Right post. Good. It would just like so many people are just like, right? Yeah. So you had one one focus of rage. One. One main culprit for your problems when Gaddafi. Is in charge. Now, it's it is much more sporadic, and you don't know who to trust and who not to trust. Exactly interesting. Well, thank you so much. So you got back on the bus and everything was you got to your destination and you're safe come back onto bus and just went back home. And yes, spend my bet my west, right? Just like reading about my rights and stuff because that was what that we get stopped again on the way back. Oh my God. You know, man. Yeah. Well, I'm sorry. You had to go through that that does complete. You didn't do anything wrong. You're taking a frigging greyhound bus. That's punishment enough. You know? I don't understand. Well, thank you so much and you got to come back on the show. I would love to speak with you further about, you know, just Libya in general and stuff like that. So it would love to have you back on Mohannad el-sheikhi. Thank you, my man. I really appreciate you coming on and telling your story. 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