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NPR News: 02-04-2019 5PM ET
"NPR podcasts are now. Available on every platform checkout. All our shows at NPR dot org slash podcasts. That's NPR dot org slash podcasts. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jack Speer rather than Trump is renewing his call for a southern border wall ahead of tomorrow night's state of the union address and PR's Windsor. Johnston reports the primetime speech comes amid a bipartisan dispute over border security. The White House says Trump will use the address to deliver a message of unity and encouraged by partisanship in a divided congress. He's also expected to reiterate his case for a southern border wall. The sticking point in the latest round of budget negotiations in a series of tweets over the weekend. Trump warned that migrant caravans are making their way toward the US. He also said Republicans must be prepared to do whatever is necessary for strong border security. The trump. Station and congressional Democrats remain far of hard to on funding for a border wall. And there is no indication that a compromise will be reached by next Friday's deadline Windsor, Johnston NPR news, Washington. Jurors at the trial of the cues Mexican drug Lord known as El Chapo have begun their deliberations the case against Senate Joaquin Guzman beginning today after nearly three months of testimony in the case focused on his rise to power as the alleged head of the Sinn Loa cartel. Prosecutors contend he's responsible through the cartel for bringing at least two hundred thousand tons of cocaine into the US using violence in order to protect his turf that offense however, contends the claims against him were exaggerated the trial against the sixty one year old. Guzman has been conducted under extremely tight security, the speaker of the Virginia state house. Kirk Cox says he's hesitant to force him battle governor. Ralph Northam to step down north MS under fire for racist medical school yearbook photo that surface late last week from member station. W C V Whitney Evans has the. Republican House speaker Kirk Cox said during a Monday morning press conference democrat Ralph nor them has lost the confidence of the people in the ability to govern the Kok said he's not prepared to coerce his removal and always soon impeachment. That's a very high standard. And so I think that's why we've called for the resignation. We hope that's what the governor. Does. I think that would obviously be less pain for everyone nor them who took office one year ago has so far rejected widespread calls for his resignation. If he does step aside, Lieutenant governor, Justin Fairfax and African American would take his place. This comes as Virginia lawmakers work on the annual budget for NPR news. I'm Whitney Evans in Richmond automaker. General Motors says it's begun handing out pink slips to around four thousand salaried workers. And what is the latest round of cutting as part of a restructuring announced by the automaker. Last. November people briefed on the cutbacks. His axing hundreds of jobs at its information technology centers. Texas, Georgia, Arizona in Michigan more than two thousand jobs at its Warren. Michigan tech center on Wall Street today. The Dow is up one hundred seventy five points, the NASDAQ rose eighty three points. This is NPR. Poland and Croatia are joining at least fourteen other European Union nations in recognizing one Guido as the interim, president of Venezuela, quite as foreign minister. In a statement today said his country strongly condemns the breach of human rights and the rule of law by Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, quite oh heads the opposition led national assembly declared himself, the country's legitimate leader last month, a number of labor unions and Wisconsin are joining forces to file a lawsuit against legislation like pass late last year. Limiting the powers of the new Wisconsin governor in the attorney general from member station W W M in Milwaukee. Letroy Dennis has more before I Republican governor Scott Walker left office. He signed into law legislation that prohibits the state's new democratic governor from John from a lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act and forces the attorney general to get approval from lawmakers before settling lawsuits nil business is the executive vice president of the service employees into. International union. He says the changes in law on constitutional politicians. Don't get to rewrite the form of government just because they lost an election. Public lawmakers. Here say the role of the attorney general is to enforce the laws passed by the legislature. This is the third lawsuit filed against the so called lame duck legislation for NPR news. I'm literally Denison Milwaukee jobs for the nation's busies airport. 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NPR News: 10-21-2019 2AM ET
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AP One Minute Headlines Feb 04 2019 21:00 (EST)
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AP One Minute Headlines Feb 04 2019 16:00 (EST)
"Space some regions are vast empty other areas we call closets. Fortunately, Kevin from the container store has answers. Right. Kevin. What gives you the power over space? I'd say alpha, customizable, closets with free, design and Elvis adjustable shelving and drawers, I can create space in any size closet. Kevin master of space and closets or just Kevin plus right now save thirty percent on elfin installation and earn up to five hundred dollars credit through February tenth at the container store where space comes from who wears music coming from what to do next. I'm Ed Donahue with an AP news minute Virginia. Governor Ralph Northam met quietly today with administrative officials protesters were not quiet today in Richmond. They want the governor to resign speaker of the Virginia house Kirk Cox, also thanks to governor should resign. And Cox himself is not ready to make it happen. Rightful hesitation by removal from office. A racist photo was uncovered over the weekend on north one thousand nine hundred eighty four medical school yearbook page the governor originally said he was in the photo. But later said he was not the government is preparing to begin construction of more border walls in fencing in south Texas, Rio Grande valley likely on federally owned land, set aside as wildlife refuge property, winter weather, pounded parts of the north west closing schools and snarling traffic in cities like Seattle that city is getting snow for the first time in a long time. Wall Street the Dow finished up one hundred seventy five points. I'm Ed Donahue space, some regions of fast and empty other areas. We call closets. Fortunately, Kevin from the container store has answers. Right. Kevin. What gives you the power over space? I'd say L. Customizable, closets with free design and Elvis adjustable shelving and drawers, I can create space in any size closet. Kevin master of space and closets or just Kevin plus right now save thirty percent on elfin installation and earn up to five hundred dollars in credit through February tenth at the container store where space comes from wears use it coming from space some regions or fast in empty other areas. We call closets. Fortunately, Kevin from the container store has answers. Right. Kevin. What gives you the power over space? I'd say alpha, customizable, closets with free, design and Elvis adjustable shelving and drawers, I can create space in any size closet. Kevin master of space and closets or just Kevin plus right now save thirty percent on elfin installation and earn up to five hundred dollars credit through February tenth at the container store where space comes from who wears music coming from.
Chaos in the commonwealth
"The daily two oh two was sponsored by T. Rowe price. Check out the confident wallet a personal finance podcast series by T. Rowe price and the Washington Post brain studio. Good morning. I'm James Holman from the Washington Post, and this is the daily to for Thursday, February seven. In today's news, President Trump hands payday lenders. A huge win the boyfriend of confessed Russian agent Maria boot nna gets indicted and the US scales back military support for Cameroon because of human rights violations. But first the big idea. Richmond is reeling Virginia's top three democratic leaders are all embroiled in scandals this warning that threatened to end their political careers after attorney general Mark herring disclosed that he appeared in black face during college herring. A rising star who had already announced plans to run for governor in twenty twenty one admitted to darkening his skin with Brown makeup and putting on a wig to dress as the rapper Kurtis blow during a nineteen eighty college party when he was nineteen at the state capitol hearing held emotional meetings behind closed doors that left at least one lawmaker in tears north inhering both hid from public view while the third central player in this drama, Lieutenant governor just in Fairfax had no choice. But to preside over the state Senate for several hours because the constitution requires him to just as political leaders were trying to digest the hearing news. Dr Vanessa Tyson. The woman who has accused Fairfax of sexual assault released. A public statement it goes into graphic detail about an alleged two thousand four attack in a Boston hotel room that involved Fairfax in her telling forcing her to perform oral sex as she sobbed. Fairfax says it was totally consensual. He said in a statement that reading her account was painful because he insists he's never done anything like what she describes. And here's a double shot of dejavu. Doctor Tyson has hired the same legal team that represented Christine blazey Ford while Fairfax has retained the same lawyers that represented Brett cavenaugh. Well, there was almost universal condemnation of governor Ralph Northam over the weekend for the racist photo in his nineteen Eighty-four medical school yearbook the calls for his resignation paused Wednesday amid the new revelations about the two men who would replace him sources close to the governor till two of our reporters in Richmond. Greg schneider. Her and lure of zella that northern believes he should hang on at least through the end of the general assembly session on February twenty third because stepping down now would create too much mayhem at the executive level. Even Republicans seem unsure how to react while the state party called on herring to step aside. It has said nothing about Fairfax if north herring and Fairfax all vacate their offices than the Republican speaker of the state house. Kirk Cox would be next in line to take over his governor Cox put out a cautious statement of his own yesterday afternoon that stopped short of telling herring or Fairfax to step aside. But he said the attorney general's behavior is shocking and called the allegations against Lieutenant governor extremely serious. And here's where it gets wild. If it wasn't already wild enough Cox is third in line to the governorship because of chance controlled the state house was tied after the elections in November twenty seventeen and it came down to the outcome of one seat the ninety fourth district the tide. Between democrat Shelley Simmons and incumbent David Yancey was decided by drawing a name from a ceramic bowl. UNC's aim was picked and Republicans retained control of the chamber by one seat as a result. Cox became speaker because of it and now Cox could become governor because of that name that got drawn from that bowl. Remember folks, every vote counts. And that's the big idea. Here are three other headlines that should be on your radar number one. The consumer financial protection bureau moved yesterday to majorly rollback Obama era rules meant to crack down on predatory payday lenders who exploited their low income customers under the rule, which is set to take effect in August, payday lenders would be required to take steps to ensure borrowers can afford the loans. They're being offered it often exorbitant interest rates. The Trump administration proposes to rescind that requirement and delay the implementation of other rules until twenty twenty. It's hard to overstate what a huge win. This is for the payday lenders. The industry has warned that the regulations would force many of them to close their doors. They spent millions aggressively lobbying lawmakers to block the rule last year, but Republicans on the hill wouldn't go along because they believe doing so would be politically toxic for their members after they failed with the legislative route the lobbyists for the payday lenders turn their attention to the Trump administration where. They got by him and now results number two Republican operative. Paul Erickson the boyfriend of confirmed Russian agent Maria Buddha in the manager of Pat Buchanan's, nineteen ninety two presidential campaign was indicted for an alleged investment fraud scheme yesterday. He pleaded not guilty the new charges against Eriksen are not connected to the Russia scandal. He's accused in an eleven count indictment of wire fraud and money laundering for soliciting money from investors for what federal prosecutors say were false claims about a company that would build senior residential care facilities. Ericsson also scammed investors by claiming to be developing a wheelchair that allowed people to go to the bathroom without being lifted out of their chair, according to the indictment one of the money transfers listed in the indictment is an example of alleged money laundering is a twenty thousand dollar payment that Eriksson made in twenty seventeen to American University used as her cover will, cultivate. Relationships on behalf of her Russian handler with powerful conservative men at the National Rifle Association and elsewhere in order to advance the Kremlin's interests number three, the United States government is scaling back its security assistance to Cameroon over allegations of human rights violations by that country's military Cameroon has emerged as a key US security partner in recent years, especially as terrorism has become a flash point in Africa about three hundred US troops are actually based their training and assisting their military in its fight against extremism in the northern regions human rights groups have reported for a while now that Cameroonian security forces have been targeting civilians in the far north and in the country's unstable south west and north west regions. The military is battling English speaking separatists who are fighting to create a breakaway nation that they want to call Amazon Lia. And that's the daily to two for Thursday, February seventh thanks for listening. I'm James Hillman. I'll talk to you tomorrow.
Del. Glenn Davis and Matt Colt Hall: GOPalooza Extravaganza
"Welcome to Transition Virginia. The podcast that examines the transition of power from Republican to Democrat name is Michael. Pope and I'm joined via skype with our co host. Thomas Bowman. How're you doing Thomas? I am well Mike on very happy to say that how are you? I am also well as a matter of fact doing great because we have an amazing panel today a panel of Republicans A- panel. I like to call Republican Palooza. Thomas I know you have a different name for this. What do you call in our panel today? I have called it the Republican Extravaganza. Gop Extravaganza so we have delegate. Glenn Davis of Virginia Beach. Thanks for joining us. Delegate Dave thanks for having me appreciate the opportunity loved his show and Miss Richard but I'll get him some mess but later. Yeah well we're missing. Richard crouse our regular Republican contributor. Hopefully he'll join us some time to. We are also joined though by a senior contributor to the Republican blog Berry Drift Matt. Tall Matt thanks for joining us. I'm so glad to be on literally since the first episode like please let me on. Finally I guess. Join this conversation at. I am so excited that my head to explode but thank you thank you. Thank you for letting me on. Especially with my good friend. Delegates Davis who I respect and think the world and I'm excited to have the compensation hope your head doesn't explode because we have the PODCAST RECORD. So let's get right into the theme of our podcast as listeners. Know is the transition of power. Republicans have been in charge in the General Assembly for two decades. Now Democrats are in charge and they've got the TRIFECTA 'cause they also have the governor all the statewide so Delegate Davis let's start with you You spent most all of your time until recently in the majority what is it like to suddenly find yourself in the minority an afterthought and don't really have much to do. You don't have much power. What has the transition been like for you. it's definitely different. You know It's not the first time that I've been in this body in the minority. I was McDonald's aid in the mid ninety S in braggers aid in the early nineties when the Democrats had I think sixty six and the Republicans had thirty so I remember what it was like. A scene others go through it. It's not that bad back then. Never Mind Republicans being scared of Tom. Austin Dick Campbell. Democrats were scared at Tom. Watson dickey while so It was definitely a little bit more heavy handed There is still a era of working together. as there was when the Republicans were in the majority but it is different You know to sit there and see really bad. Bills come in front of you in subcommittee and Committee in other darn thing you can do about. It is really tough I didn't sign up to be in the minority. I signed up to continue moving Virginia forward on helping Virginians and This was a little bit different die. You really couldn't get lead was playing defense knowing that it almost didn't matter and you just have to pray when things got to the Senate can I ask. Glenn was the three bill thing that Dickie cranwell did. I know there was a big conversation in the Susan's Schweiker episode about the next three bills get killed. Was that a thing back in the day. Like I WANNA know because Susan said it was not it was B S. I want to know. Is that real so? I don't know I heard this rumor says well. I don't know if it was up to three things it would not surprise me And it would not surprise me if there is a lot more things behind the scenes. But Yeah you you did not take on. Dickey cranwell back in those days Republican or Democrat. So just for the record. I spent some time looking at this and speaker. Howell told me that he personally witnessed. This happened with the three fingers. Kirk Cox told me that he personally witnessed this happened. They actually saw it happen. So there I witnesses to it. I also interviewed Dickey cranwell and he denied it so Susan's Wecker also denied it so We actually have totally divergent opinions about reality here in terms of whether it happened or not. So delegate Davis. You're not an eyewitness to this I take it. I am not. I was an aid and we did not have streaming back. Then do not have Internet back then. so Did Not have a chance to witnesses witness it but definitely heard stories so. I didn't realize that you are around us an aid for the Dickie Cranwell era so talk about what the old school Democrats were like when they were in the majority. Oh it was. It was extremely heavy handed. And you could get away with that. I guess back in those days because things were strained in powerplays didn't become public till well after session even at that you know it. It definitely obviously was not a ratio of seats on committees. Like there's now based on your ratio in the house or the Senate there were some Republicans. I believe there was a few. That didn't even have committees so Wouldn't make sure that we understand what we're talking about here with the ratio so when the old school Democrats were empower. They loaded up their committees with Democrats and there were way more. Democrats on the committee's than Republicans and that did not reflect the ratio in the overall house explained what that actually looked like and what that meant. That just meant that. There was an overwhelming majority of Democrats on the community to make sure that whatever that agenda was that year could get through it ensured that Republicans were not on certain. You know on committees that could benefit them There were penalties for a certain things and it was definitely more reflective of to the winner goes to spoils much more so than exists today. So that's something definitely that also politics that you hear about back in those days and I've also heard stories about bill's being sent to committees. That literally never met like they didn't exist and so when you sent them to. The committee just died And then also the Democrats would have these committee. The Old School Democrats. Have these committee meetings. That went very very late into the night like one. Am and the chairman would say to this freshman Republican Sorry Dude we're not going to hear your bill you know it's like it's am you've been sitting there for like six or seven hours and they're not even going to listen to the bill right. Oh yeah and so a powerplay that thin. I'll give you a story for one. Legislator worked with That he ran on elected school boards and he was in the committee. Obviously this was a freshman legislator they were not gonNa let him get something like this out. The bill comes up the bill dies. You know once again. This is prior to cell phones right. So you're not texting your legislative. You're running pages all over the place with notes trying to get the legislature so the bills that had voted on were voted Onto Democrats. And you know a number of Democrats and Republicans left that committee to go to another committee. They had someone run around. Bring the Republicans back. Moved the reconsider that bill reconsidered? It voted it back to committee and all of a sudden. That's how that bill to the floor. Job That legislator was immediately. Brought up to the speaker's office and told that that bill is not going anywhere and next year. Democrats going to put that bill gear the bill and it will pass and that's what transpired so that was the definition of power play back in those days. Those kinds of stories are just completely fascinating to me because I got to serve as an aide win. The house stems were in the minority and I cannot conceive of that much organization coming out of that caucus We all the impression seems to be that the Republican Party when they were in the majority just had Just the complete working knowledge of the rules could run circles around the the Democratic Caucus at least in the house you know the Senate is always different But it didn't matter what we tried. You guys were better at it than we were as Democrats and how I watch from the outside the Democratic Caucus now have to govern I see the manifestation of a lot of the arguments and discussions that had behind the scene. Start to play out in their own way on the floor right so There's a big fight in the caucus on the redistricting amendment right and that goes onto the floor Some of the Labor bills on minimum wage winds up on the floor having a fight right and these are things that boil over quietly from behind the caucus closed caucus door meetings. That they can't resolve right. So how do you compare the current Democratic Caucus which arguably is still just you know getting at sea legs under it to the Republican caucus when they were in the majority and if you can step back and just how would you rate speaker Filler corn? Compared to you know Tom Moss and and some of the other democratic speakers you were around for well I mean so. I was only around for Tom. Moss and keep in mind that when the Democrats majority when I was in aid They had been in the majority for decades just like the Republicans were when I was elected. Right I mean. That was a time of Thomas. Sticky cranwell hundred Andrews. Amin and that party had been in charge. You know in power for decades so they had it down to a science move forward to may be elected in twenty thirteen and being seated in fourteen and the Republicans had been in the majority for a couple of decades right. You I mean that that doesn't that organization that discipline doesn't happen in one year or two years. It happens over time It fast forward to this year. I think there's two things that impacted the efficiency of of the House of delegates this year Was there is a learning curve. I mean when a new party takes over for the first time in decades. There's going to be that learning curve. The second thing is so many members of the Democrat Party were young New Right. I mean what up half of the Party I think of their caucus was elected in the last four years. So you have subcommittee chairs with two years their belt. And it's not that it's a new person becoming a subcommittee chair because a funeral thing about bringing no. I really don't care about seniority. But it's having the experience of sitting there and watching different unique circumstances come in the play and how to handle them and a lot of cheers have didn't have that experience of seeing that type of stuff occur prior so when it occurred with them they kind of you know had been through a couple of times as a watching so. I think that's part of the equation. The second thing is over the course of the elections that I have seen as a member of the House of delegates when we were in the majority we never had a influx of new members of the caucus that had a ideological difference with the existing members right and all of a sudden now. I would say that you've got almost half a caucus that fundamentally disagrees maybe with that existing group of of caucus members that had been there and the fights that are probably haven't happening in caucus are boiling over onto floor. A little bit and part of. It's because it's not just a few people that may disagree pockets. It's almost half the caucus. I've always said the job of a speaker is extremely difficult because not only do they preside over the whole house of delegates but their job is really to prevent a mutiny inside their own caucus and in many of the the a big issues that we dealt with in the majority now the other party is dealing with a majority so I think that is a new more on display than now matt. I'd love to get your perspective as a senior contributor for bearing drift looking at Richmond. Looking at what happened this year. What has the transition been like for you. So I think about when I'm hearing this conversation with Glenn I think about the old days and I think about when we when you know. I think about when Vance Wilkins took charge the majority when I was like a kid and I hear the old stories from my dear friend. Morgan Griffith about when Vance Wilkins and Morgan Griffith ran that house. The delegates like it was clockwork and it was just switched watch expertise. And we've gone from that to Vance. Wilkins had problems. He got acid. You know and then we go to bill and Kirk Cox Cox is an amazing man and then now we're at Eileen and sometimes I just like I sit back end. This whole rules fight just. I'm watching that unfold and I'm sitting at my work computer. I don't work in politics. Politics is my hobby as I'm sending work computer reading the rich and times this fashion Virginia Mercury and like the Bungling of the rules. And they they don't have the committee assignments out and like everything's in chaos and a text. My buddies down there that are L. A.'s and stuff and I'm like what is going on. Where is where is the organization because Wink Kirk Cox ran the house when Bill especially when bill? How're in it? There was execution Swish Watch perfection. And then we get over Arlene. Lean and we get Shirley hearing and I was watching this year as the conference. Kennedy's were debating well into the night on a Saturday night. They have sent it off well into the night eleven pm. Eleven thirty and I'm just sitting there with a glass of wine. Like what are they doing like an? And that's that's the thing I've noticed is just the absolute you know going from where you know. When I started in politics. It was Bill Hal as speaker of the House. And you know and then you go into Kirk Cox and Kirk is very well educated man and then we go into I lean and not say she's not educated but just felt like this organization and it felt like everybody was everything was on fire. And everybody's running around like crazy delegate Davis maybe you can provide some insight onto this. My guess is the outgoing. Republican majority probably didn't do too many administrative favors for the incoming Democratic majority would that maybe contribute to some of the confusion at the very beginning of session. Well we we weren't given a chance I mean. Here's the tough part for speaker. Philip Gordon. Coming in You Know I. I've worked with her on committees and I think very highly of her and she has done you know a a lot of things this year and has a very tough roll but walking in the door. The people that had the institutional knowledge of how to run that like clockwork You know our clerk immediately is replaced. Now is political position. I understand that you know she probably would have been run up the five head. She kept them I understand that he he knew it was political literally reached out to her and said. I understand you know. I can't stay in nothing. I you know. It was extremely professional in the transition. But when you don't have the individuals that have been tasked with for a long time running that body efficiently from an administrative perspective. You'RE GONNA lose that flow and I think that's what happened I think our our president clerk is very capable but when you replace the clerk and the speaker and the majority all at one time like I said there's that learning curve and then you take another level one thing. I had never seen in my time in the Virginia House is so many complete substitutes of legislation in full committee or on the floor. I mean I've got one of the biggest bills coming to us And on the floor and it's a substitute and were expected to understand it and roll with the same day. I've got a problem. Can you explain that real quick? Why is it significant that these bills come out not as substitutes but as vetted committee substitutes? Maybe not floor substitute sure so Virginia. It deals with ticket on two thousand bills. I don't know what the final number was this year over. Three thousand bills now in with this was a sixty day session. So that's a ton of bills and We have crossover right so the majority those bills start on the House. Side and halfway through thirty days were expected to get through all these bills and we have their in that. Obviously this year thirty days in we have a very efficient committee process. Every bill comes in it goes to subcommittee at that point. Those of us on that subcommittee will be read. The bill when you're standing bill The public is to testify. There's should be. We can talk about. This later. Should be robust discussion about that. Bill If there's some changes or substitutes that happens there if it passes out of subcommittee goes to full committee if it doesn't instead thrust of the year don't hear about it again. It goes to full committee unlike subcommittee that has seven of us Commute about twenty. And once again robust discussion you may see some amendments or substitution in full committee. And that's fine. It's still gives us that chance to bet it all out. And then it goes to the floor for full discussion and in many cases I'll give you an example courts of justice in years past. I'm not an attorney by trade if I knew that. Have Bill came out of courts of justice that survey when he was a delegate if I had albo and servile and bell all you know supporting that bill. I knew this is probably a good deal for Julia and get A. You know a bipartisan agreement. On their bills for example written amazing job on a very large piece of legislation Regarding energy policy this year but that was one of those bills that it was. I mean almost. It would be substituted out on the floor. Big changes to clean energy economy. Act Was the Anti-discrimination bill that was coming through. I mean that hits the floor on a substitute and that bill. We weren't allowed to take by for the day so we had a chance to go through it and were forced to literally and has a floor substitute of all things so those we don't get to see in the dance right. It gets filed it up perhaps nations with. I had this year being a quick system. That is assistant. We see these things on so it hits were voting on all these bills trying to keep up with all these other votes. The outing one you know gets passed by temporarily still not time to actually go through it. All in there were expected to take a vote on. That's not it's still provides an efficient process but that is not a process that allows Proper due diligence of legislation In that's not. I think what her body was meant to how we met the process We have a committee system for reason and the expectation is when a bill hits the floor if there are changes they're small they're minor and they're easily understandable on how the impact other parts of the legislation not robust substitutes. However you know one part of this process that has received some criticism is the conference committee. We've actually talked about this on the podcast. There are a lot of changes that are made at the very last minute in conference committee and lawmakers have very little chance to look at those changes a really good example of this is last year. Wendy redistricting and then they came forward. There was all kinds of stuff and the conference committee version of that Bill. That was not in the earlier versions right so I hear what you're saying about the committee's having the chance to things and you had very little time to look at the floor substitutes but the other side of that argument is looking down the time line. Eventually you're handed a conference report that you have very little time to look at right. Well so the redistricting bill. I don't remember having that many changes because if you remember if you look at the introduce language in the Senate bill and which is very different than the introduced language in the House Republican Bill Right. I mean so. The language that was passed last year was written by House. Dis All the Senate by caucus members. I think were CO patrons on that bill is significantly. That was the bill that allowed the eight and eight are bill in. The House prevented any legislator from serving on District District Committee which is kind of ironic discussions this year So what happened was we ended up adopting being forced to adopt via the Senate and House. Tease the Senate language which wasn't new to us because that came over prior year. So yes it is It was changed significantly from the House version but we already seen that language because almost all already in the Senate bill. The stuff that happened this year was out of the blue. It wasn't a you know a bill being amended to look like the Senate bill. It was flat out brand new language. The other really big thing that happened. This year was the gun. Day protests and which more or less. Shut down the General Assembly or felt like at shut down the journal clear. You guys still did your business. But from the public's perspective It was hard to move around Do you think the Democrats played this right? Where they from their perspective did all the low hanging fruit in year. One and they'll come back and do civil liability in the future or do you think that. Democrats made a huge mistake here by poking a Hornet's nest with the gun right's activist community. Oh I think that they messed up and not just because of that. It is poorly written legislation. I think I've seen which is why some stuff got dead in the Senate and why some stuff got changed. I mean you know there's a reason why Levine's bill childhood childhood against it because he looked at the language and realized the problems that it was going to happen when you have begun bill written by people that don't understand firearms you kind of have a problem and a whole bunch of unintended consequences. I mean look at the look at the bill to That changed or increase penalties To one the five years in prison for recklessly Having a firearm around someone under the age of eighteen that could endanger life or limb. And there's a reason why that God bill to the Senate. They decrease those penalties as much as I possibly could save realized. Oh my God is the most ambitious language we've ever seen granted that language exists today. But it's the two hundred fifty dollars penalty not one to five years in prison Goto the background. Check Bill. Where it actually is so in the status quo today you do not have to disclose If you have been under a temporary detention order and subsequently go to voluntarily a mission for help for mental illness you don't have to disclose that today now. We can argue whether you should or shouldn't but when you put that in the new bill and now someone realizes if I go for temporary help it's going to prevent me from getting a firearm down the road my family. We've just given a reason for people not to see help. Tell me that was a piece to having that background bill. So the overreach was astronomical. I thought we were going to have discussions philosophical discussions on firearms this year and and policies. We didn't need to give me a piece of legislation. Written that was written. Would that was not written poorly with a lot of unintended consequences. You're not gonNA find one I would love to hear both of your perspectives on this past election and the influence or not influenced guns had on that election so leading into that election. There was that special session. The governor called lawmakers to Richmond and the Republican leadership made the determination that nothing was gonna come out of that special session. Was that a mistake. I think that there needed to be more robust discussion. I remember walking the district go into events and so many voters Republicans. Moderate Democrats were stuck between two false choices. They didn't like the policies that Democrats were talking about but they also didn't like the fact that Republicans wouldn't even have the conversation. And that's the quagmire that I think we found ourselves in China. I found myself in trying to explain as I was needing the voters during the election. I will speak up and say that one of the bravest souls during the special session. We're sitting on that podcast with Glenn Davis. Because he was one of the few and one of the very few. There was a minority of Republican. Legislators who said we'll maybe there is a solution and then all of a sudden Todd Gilbert who I not the biggest fan of decides okay. We're just GONNA turn it and call today. Boom there were done. We can't tell people who have real problems and I mean my name's Colt because my dad loves Cole Pistols. We love guns and our family either. That is not alive named Mathew Cole Hall because of Cult. But we have to show them that we have a vision and we have an ability to talk about these issues and care and show compassion and todd. Gilbert Cox. Love hate them. Whatever didn't show a vision. And they just said we don't care we're only doing the NRA's bidding band session done. When I was just saying I'd point out that there's probably a difference in the politics between suburban voters in rural voters When it comes to firearms in in rural Virginia at least it's often a way of life with hunting and all the family Traditions that go on with that Or even just target shooting. You don't have to be hunting right. There's nothing wrong with shooting at a bucket or something like that in the backyard. If you've got enough space on your property for it But then in the suburbs dialogue is well you know. I don't want my kid to get shot at school Can you guys just like keep the guns at home right so I think there's a difference clearly in the suburban vote which used to be reliably Republican. And you're now seeing the rise of the suburban women voting for Democrats because there's like eighty percent at least at the Virginia electorate agreed at least during the campaign with the democratic. Talking points around guns on that issue but but but the word that you said that so important is dialogue. Show me where the dialogue was. Even I I've always believed that you don't necessarily get support and respect someone agrees with you. You get support respect because you show up you willing to have the conversations you will explain why you feel the way you do and I think that's where a lot of this was missed. You're right I mean I remember one of the most interesting debates oversaw as an aide was the whole concept of of bringing a rifle the school. I mean I've been go. Legislators in the urban area sat back and the Republicans Democrats in southwest just had added. You know for an hour on the floor so but there was that dialogue and I think that's what we miss like. I said I I think a lot of bitter false choice and I think that's evident now if you look at the number of firearms being sold today and even the interviews. The media has done with people that said I I you know. I wasn't really kind of pro gun. I never thought I own a gun. But given what's going on there at the stores right now you know buying a firearm for the protection of their family. And you don't tell me that those are not the people that would also be willing to sit down and engage in a dialogue on the. What if scenarios? But you know you can only put your San so far and say we're not gonNA talk about it on an issue that people talk about around the kitchen table and don't think it's GonNa come back and blow up in your face. Give us an alternative scenario for what should have happened or could have happened and that special session. So I'm hearing some second guessing here of Speaker Cox and leader Gilbert that. They dug their heels into the sand and said No. We're not going to have this discussion. They shut it down so there was no discussion. Walk US through an alternative scenario where there was discussion. What if anything could happen in special session? Well look I don't like the plate Oncho Quebec and I have tremendous respect for your costs. I am when I was an aid. I think he was a great speaker. We disagree on some things but I mean I disagree with my wife. Something so But an amazing man and I think they were making the decisions. They thought most appropriate For Virginia and for a party at that time and obviously I wasn't privy to those conversations around such tables but I do believe that there was an example Jason Miatas. I thought had a very unique take on a piece of legislation that was it was not a red flag bill but it helped solve the due diligence piece or the due process piece on that which is what ever. Republican has a process with right. Don't take away my rights before I have my day in court and Jason was getting to that and and Jason is probably the most pro second amendment people. You'RE GONNA find. I'm one you know but let that play out. Let that dialogue play out. Let's you know. Let's start betting that legislation. Maybe there's still some piece that needed to change but that didn't happen. There were some good bills put in That I think needed to afford to have the dialogue to spend more time and perception is reality right. It doesn't matter whether we had robust discussion. Didn't what the public perceived is that we went up. We introduced bills and I will tell you we did the right thing on that first day because you cannot so was. I forgot how many bills were dropped for that special session. Some of them dropped within twenty four hours by that special session and two for the Democrats to come after us because we refused to vote on those bills. Give me a break. Were them was levine's assault weapons ban that the Democrats in the Senate didn't vote for this. She of it right so give me time to vet these bills and make sure that they understand what the heck they're doing but then yes let's come back. West had this robust discussions. And let's make sure it's done in a manner that the public perceives that we were having that because whether it did or didn't that wasn't their perception I would also point out as a democratic strategist policies that punish the end user. Tend to not be very popular with your voters in the long term. Election Cycle to election cycle is one thing but you know there are long term trends to consider here and it might be a better strategy if I were advising the Democratic majority now to consider going after the manufacturers and availability of firearms and that stuff and just like when drugs are on the street. People are gonNA use drugs when guns are on the street. People are gonNA use guns And now you have the unintended consequence With the red flag law that generally of course I support. I'm a good Democrat But I would point out that with now you could have several hundred thousand to millions of people die here in just the next few weeks and there is going to be a lot of mental health strain on Americans around the country. You don't want to disincentivize people to get the help and treatment that they need. You also don't want to have necessarily guns in those situations either. Which is why I say you want to go after the manufacturers you know we can have smart bio triggers an imprint. If you if we wanted to take public policy in that direction punishing the end user can only get you so far as a party in my opinion piggybacking on that Thomas. One of my colleagues mallory no pain with. Btf Did a really interesting report where she talked to some experts about the difference between going after hardware and banning hardware versus banning transactions and domestic relations and and basically a lot of the experts that she talked to said anytime you ban something. It just does not work. You don't get the end result that you want. Whereas if you go after transactions or who develop of stuff or you know domestic relations or like that say much more effective way of changing behavior versus banning assault weapons or banning bump stocks which typically does not have the result that you would look for so it's better to ban them by preventing someone from manufacturing them or decreasing supply. Because I still think that backfires on you as well I mean I think the public is very keen to see right through that and not only that I would tell you that I I think the gun manufacturers behind closed doors may not mind it. I mean the lower the supply the higher demand the higher. The price hell you. You're building their business model for well. That's a good thing to think about. Let's take a break here. We're GONNA come back and grand a real interesting dialogue about the history of the Virginia. Gop and their convention verse Primary Debate that they tend to go through every cycle. It seems like and then after that we'll come back and talk about Donald Trump's effect on the Virginia Republican Party to stay with us And we're back with transition. Virginia Republican lose Gop Extravaganza whatever you WANNA call it with our panel of Republicans here delegate. Glint Davis and senior contributor to bury drift bad cold. Paul without last segment. Colt is from a gun. So there's that Let's talk about conventions versus Republican. Seem to have this debate every election cycle which is every year about whether they're candidates or have a primary to choose their candidates and this is a debate. Obviously that goes back many years. Let's start with that because I know you've got some very strong feelings about this. Is it a problem that Republicans had this fixation with conventions? This and I'm going to swear just deal with this shit. Keeps me up at night like I? I hate to admit it but this shit keeps me up at night because we have it literally governs every party leadership position out there and it's been that way forever as long as I've been in the party that if you WANNA run for. Party leadership the first question out of their mouth. If you're running is are you primary or you convention and they will base their whole opinion on you if your primary or if you're convention and we're famous as Virginia Republicans for our conventions. I mean if you read Frank Atkinson's books and they talk about nineteen seventy eight. When John Warner ran against Dick Open chain? That was high level. Political debate in that convention went on in two to three four. Am in the morning because it was a strategy by Warner to get open chains delegates and this is all in Frank Atkinson. Both for McGuire. Woods Warner was doing it to try. John Warner not mark. John Warner was trying to get open. Shane's delegates to leave because it was a Saturday evening and they would leave if you go to church on Sunday morning and that and that goes into we're still having those fights about primary versus convention and to this day and even right now in twenty twenty. We're having our leadership elections in the Republican Party. Virginia and the very first question out of people's mouth is primary versus convention delegates. Are you primarily or convention? There was a great book written not that long ago called the wisdom of Crowds. The more people that make a decision. The better that decision probably is and so I'm a primary person because that's what I believe. It can't be a minority that make a decision for leadership. It also shouldn't be a group that fits a certain I guess demographic or is set of people those so those that have large families that are busier. Sometimes have or those that are more distant. I South West. Virginia Sometimes have a harder time getting at the conventions on my side of the state Our military obviously should be heavily involved in allowed to participate which is hard in the convention as opposed to a primary many cases But I've always believed there's a value in in the larger. The crowd that participates and that always happens in a primary over a convention. Well let's talk about one particular convention that I find particularly fascinating. The two thousand thirteen conventional leading into this It was can. The Republican candidates for governor were Cancun Ellie. And a former Lieutenant Governor Bill bolling bowling one of the primary. Kucha wanted a convention and so the leadership of the party ended up going with the convention it was viewed by some people as hostile takeover of the party. Bowling dropped out so by the time the convention actually happened at the Coliseum in Richmond Cuccia. Elliot's sort of the unopposed candidate for governor. But then you had this bizarre wild primary for Lieutenant Governor that had many candidates and the guy that emerged out of that was w Jackson that Colt Hall talk about the two thousand thirteen convention. And what that says about what happens when you have a convention so I was a part of that. I was helping out my good friend Pete Snyder when he was running for Lieutenant Governor Ed It was insane because you had so it started way back in about two thousand twelve. There was coochy. Nellie and bowling and Kuch does a hostile takeover to steal a business term all the state Central Committee of the Republican Party Virginia literally sweeping out of those low hanging fruit of the state central committee and then they immediately switch it from a Republican primary for Governor to a Republican convention at Raucus Republican convention. What happens is bowling drops out? Then we have a seven way convention fight for Lieutenant Governor which include some big names if you think about back in the day it was Scotland. Filter was in that fight Jean Marie Davis Tom. Davis's wife and State. Senator was in that fight too You had Susan Simpson. From the Stafford County Board supervisors you had and then all of a sudden and corey sewer at the time West Africa and Steve Martin So we had a lot of people in that fight and then all of a sudden we get to the convention hall and there's a two way race for attorney general that year it was raw bill and Markova chain. And it's literally if you're a Republican picking between like you know Rob Bell and Markova chain is like picking you know an out ear mercedes-benz. They're both good cars. They're both great. It's just your personal preference. I thought you were GONNA say choosing between the Electric Chair and lethal injection. Larkin robber our good friends of mine I would. I love both I was a mark guy so we get to the convention and all those delegates vote on ballot. One ballot one takes place in one. Pm We get to ballot to rob bell gets kicked out. And E W Jackson comes along and he has made this fiery speech and all of his people have these little and it sounds so stupid now to think of it. They had those little candles that you get at Christmas time. That had the little plastic light in them. And it's like let liberty light the way and everybody's holding up candles in dark calc- of and all those delegates who came to vote for rob bill will now. They're sitting there and they have nothing else to do so they're like well fuck it. Let's vote through. W because he made a good speech and then you have to channel and E W who are the farthest right? We have ever been as party Let let's be real. E W STEWART. Until Corey Stewart. Let I stand corrected not to be outdone. Dodd blessing. I mean this as we would say down South West. Virginia bless your heart. If you told me that somebody could run to the right of bill bolling like a year before it happened. I would have laughed. You out of the room. Oh my God and he was called the Hanover Hunt He. Let's remember that bill bolling used to be called the Hanover Hon. Because he was so damn conservative and then we go from the hand over hand to now. He's this rhino establishment big government loser and we can't talk to him anymore which was not my opinion. That was the opinion of the kitchen l. e. people and it was like you know we went. We had this weird like and I. I couldn't understand it. I as a young operative. I did not understand bill. Bolling was a strong conservative and all of a sudden he's not anymore. It's it's almost like to bring up my good friend. Mark Open chain you know. Mark Open chain is considered the establishment. Now and I literally go. I literally look at these people. And they said Marco can change the establishment. I go what the hell are you talking about? He started the conservative caucus in the Virginia Senate with Cancun L. And now you're GONNA call him the establishment. What it like I would like the weed. You're smoking because it sounds really great. Bleach you know one of the thirteen convention with Kucha Verse Bowling. They really go back. Also to the two thousand nine Republican Party primary nomination process where you had who cinelli running for Attorney General and you had bill bolling of course Lieutenant Governor and then by McDonnell for governor and. That was the last time that you had the Republican Trifecta. And that's where these inter-party fight start boiling over right. And so we have two thousand nine. There was a convention and the only competitive race that year at the convention was Cancun Cinelli versus a guy by the name of John. Brownlee in John Brownlie was our US attorney here in roanoke and he represented the western district of Virginia. Glenn is nodding his head and John. Brownlee was the establishment pick. And if you remember that. Was the tea party. Wave here and everybody talked about. Cancun actually pulled up that speech this morning before we recorded it and there was so many people waving Gadston flags as they talk about. You know the marriage amendment and culture wars and and that's how King Cucci came to prominence. Because all he could do was fight. Culture wars and Virginian stopped caring about culture awards Virginians. You know the great thing about Virginia politics now as we've got through this process is that we're starting to get people who don't care about the culture war you know but back then that's all we ever talked about and it was pretty sad and discussing all we could talk about was who's having sex with. Who and WHO's you know it it? It really frustrated me to watch coach. Anneli who took over the Party and then drove us into the ground and it really kind of broke my heart to see how kinks Nellie the boogeyman in this situation. I'm curious about two thousand fourteen. Because it throws a wrench into this narrative of conventions producing these ultra conservative candidates in primaries producing ones. That are more moderate because as you recall in two thousand fourteen Brat beat cantor and a primary and Gillespie one in a convention so it doesn't take that logic and turn it upside down. Yes it truly. So that was the first year that everybody's logic got turned on. Its head because you had and that was weyer truthfully. The nastiness of their politics started was the Brat V. Kanner race and it really. Just keep algata hateful. I I mean every Virginia Republican has an opinion on Brat versus Kanter and terrapin. Eric Cantor is one of the most honest and decent good human beings on God's green earth. I love that man. I would crawl across broken glass for that. May and Dave Brat. I hate him so much because he he took our Party and made it a cartoon. He didn't believe. Let me let me state this very clear. He didn't believable. Shit he was saying. Because truthfully tape Brat anybody remembers was an appointee of Tim. Kaine number one an economic advisor to ten CAIN and also an economic advisor to Walter. Stash at Walter Stash as you remember was one of the biggest moderate. Republicans in the brand's doesn't add up exactly so you've got a guy who works for Walter Stash and Tim Kaine to moderate politicians and in all he comes out and talks about is immigration immigration immigration. It's opportunism is what it is at. Its finest and then it gets elected and the only bill that Dave Brat ever got to the president's desk and signed was to name an arboretum at the. Va Hospital in Richmond. He got nothing accomplished. He was so opportunistic. Ed He I mean it's proven that Democrats voted in that primary to get Brat in there and it's something that truly as a Republican breaks my heart because he used all the opportunism and the ugly parts of the tea party movement. There are good people the tea party movement but there are bad actors in there and Brat used that movement to kind of excite certain people and then you know there were Democrats who voted in that primary for breath and then they come out and Brat serves four years and the business community finds out own hell with him. We're not going to deal with him. Because he's an idiot. And then Abby Span Burger comes along and we get to right now and Abigail. Such a strong can talk about the business community and they say we may be Republicans but Abigail Span burgers talking about issues. Therefore we're going to go with her and that's the real. Disconnect is that we had brat who was an opportunist and let's be very clear works for stock worked for Tim. Kaine COMES AND TALKS ABOUT IMMIGRATION. Suddenly gets nominated so we got. We got a role this long but delegate Davis just very quickly. You've got some direct experience running a statewide campaign and you got to run in a primary so from your direct perspective. What did you learn as a Republican candidate running in the primary? Well a couple things I mean I that. Republicans had a certain values. We all have them. Look I worked for Bob You're not gonNA find a more prolife person out there them. Bob McDonald when BOB UP ON STAGE BY. Didn't talk about life in abortion. Bob talked about jobs. Is Bob's for jobs? Right that's the thing and it's after Bob McDonald. We forgot how to talk about what people care about around the kitchen table. Look you can do to avenge a convention like it'll be Jackson. Did and talk about and give that Hellfire and Brimstone speech. Probably one of the most amazing or tours I've seen and give people wound up emotionally and then emotional speech causes an emotional reaction and when you vote within minutes of. Here's like that you get what you got right. But the problem was it's the same speech he gave on a generic stage in front of the generic audience and the majority of Virginians. Don't talk about life in abortion on the kitchen table king. Same thing I have to ministry SPEC FOR CAN. We disagreed on a on. A couple of things fairly disagreed in public on a couple of things can was always very blunt which I tend to like. I don't have time for subtlety. But Kid had the same issue he. He sometimes had a problem talking about the things that his audience cares about. It was always the same speech I remember. Bring him in front of a group of business owners and he literally started with the lighter abortion. Thing the what I learned from going around the state of Virginia was two things first off primaries. Do allow you to have the wisdom of crowds. But you have to make sure that everyone has the ability to get their message out to all the voters we run into an issue in our race prior to that year there had never been more than two hundred thousand people that ever voted in Republican. Primary ever knows Bob McDonald's here so I put our win number at about sixty data seventy thousand votes We had over three hundred thousand people. So we I missed that target. We hit our. We did over sixty thousand votes. We got in the primary but did have the money to get the message out on TV to compete against the other two with such a large audience traded by Koi Stewart. And also. I learned that you go round the state of Virginia. People want authenticity you know. Don't go around and pretend to be something you're not Virginians. Americans were not dumb. You know when when you show up and is obvious that the first time you walked in the southwest Virginia was then and you were a talk like you're one of them and you know this now you go there s questions i. I spent more time in South West Virginia than probably anywhere else. My campaign for two reasons one. It was the area that was leased familiar to me out of the gate. And secondly as a business person it had the largest amount of economic opportunity for the Commonwealth of Virginia and that was the springboard. And that's why I jumped on the grasping kick and went to. Estonia is why I went to. Mit talking about coal. So that's the thing you go to an area don't get the Hellfire and Brimstone speech on what you think got you to that point talk often typically about the issues people talk about around the kitchen table listening to them. I it's the whole cliche. People don't care how much you know. They know how much you care. That doesn't happen unless you've listened. I then the next time you come out bring solutions. You know if you don't have solutions you don't get to be having that job and And those are two things I think I picked up the most bearish politicians show up to South West Virginia I grew up in rural south. Was doing out now. Living in roanoke their politicians who come down here and they constantly look like they have to take a shift because they're scared to death that they are going to say something wrong or say something that they don't know I will never forget as long as I live. I was sitting debate in Abingdon Virginia of the twenty thirteen. Lieutenant Governor's race and jean-marie Davis got up Tom. Davis's wife former state. Senator got up and said we in South West Virginia. Still Use outhouses. And we didn't have indoor plumbing. I remember that day like it was yesterday because my then girlfriend now wife who had done mission work in Haiti looked at me and said Matt Not only. Do we have indoor plumbing in South West. Virginia we had it in a third world country. To who the hell does she think she is? And that's the problem. It's also geographic. Divide that part of the state is like Maryland Massachusetts. The other half is votes like Mississippi. I mean bless our rights and and and that's an in. You've got to have candidates who can have a message. Not that opposes one another but a message that transcends the urban Kresa real divide and that's hard when Glenn was talking about Kinky Cinelli. We'd go into room a business people in Virginia Beach and talk about the life abortion. You need somebody who can talk about jobs and make the message. Coherent all the way across Virginia. So on that we're going to take another quick break when we come back. We're going to have one of those on his kitchen table. Discussions about the effect of president. Donald Trump on the Virginia Republican Party. I and board back with Transition Virginia. Podcast WE'RE GONNA talk to Republican handle about Donald Trump Davis. Let's start with you. Democrats in Virginia believe that Donald Trump is the reason they took the majority. And if you look at these two wave alleges that the Democrats want all those seeds. That's basically the Democrats believe that's because of Donald Trump and what one thing that I thought was really significant about this? Most recent election cycle which is sort of the second wave is the Democrats did not lose any of those seats all those seats. They took from Republicans. They kept all of those seats and there was lots of Republicans who thought they could win. Lee Carter seat back for example. Organic Arom CPAC. They Democrats kept all of those seats. Delegate Davis what has been from your perspective what has been the effect of Donald Trump on Virginia politics. Donald Trump is very unique the politics because he didn't win because he's a Republican and I think we've seen that so much after he won where people thought I could just say. I'm pro trump and I went in area in other states and they lose. I don't believe back then. People supported supported Bernie Sanders in the primary or supported Donald Trump because they were Republicans or Democrats. They were looking for an authentic person. Who was going to do what they said they were going to do. I think one thing we can all agree on is like it or not. Donald Trump has done with donald trump. Said he was going to do and I think we all agree. That had Bernie won the primary back. Then and became President Bernie was going to do what Bernie said he was going to both of them kind of broke the mold of the traditional politician of letting salt and make them into who they wanna be so they can win. That didn't and both of them ran on the whole concept of Washington's broken and it doesn't take a five year old to figure out that Washington was broke so any fast forward and you say okay. Republicans are running and you have you know trump and and the Democrats wanted to hang around so many Republicans net and I don't think a lot of Republicans knew how to message this. Look I mean yes. I don't like sometimes the tweets about most the tweets. I wish he would. You know kind of relax a little on that but what I don't understand. Donald Trump's entrepreneur first and foremost period end of story. It's there's a problem. We have to have a solution if you look over time in his history he has not been known for putting his head in the sand on an issue. Has He always got the right? No but he a stick his head in the sand and say Oh my God. This caused problems on the back end. And we've seen that as president so let me ask you. A question wins the last time you were scared. At North Korea was going to escalate. And we'RE GONNA end up in escalate into another third war the war because I had a fear that we escalating prior to his election. A lot of people did and I haven't had that fear in a long time. Do you not like the unemployment rate that up until recently we experienced not like the lowest unemployment rate for minorities that we had experienced. Do not like some of the negotiations that we've done and keep in mind that all this has been done during the first time in history that I can remember a president being hammer day in and day out by multiple media outlets and he's managed to get this done so look no one's perfect but if anyone sits back in a closed room and thinks that Donald Trump has not had a accomplished anything. Good for the people. They're not being honest with themselves. Doesn't mean you agree with them doesn't mean you would vote for him but you have to give the man credit on a few things and if you remember when he became president the Republican Party the Republican leadership in Congress. Wasn't that thrilled with them. He wasn't there for politics as usual. He was there to break the mold that everyone knew was broken. Matt what you see on your end from roanoke so when it comes to me and Donald trump it it's southwest. Virginia embraced trump. And I didn't understand the guy again and get it. I truthfully I talk about how it's almost like Dr Strangelove and how I learned to love the bomb. It's like you know Donald Trump and how I learned to love the trump because at first I just tweets the speeches. This that that the other eight just makes you wanNA scream speaking as a Christian and knowing that South West Virginia is a God fearing place. I would say that a lot of things that Donald Trump says does should be out of step with that demographic. Oh it should be. Let me be very clear there. We are chuck full of. I remember there was a political cartoon that came out and it had. It was a older Caucasian tea party couple and it said we want a man who fears. God. So we're going to choose. A Guy who owned casinos had three wives. So the thing about it was as we had to. I had to learn to accept that. Like he's going to tweet some stupid stuff. He's GonNa do some things I disagree with but at the same time we've got to the Best Supreme Court justices you could ever ask for as Republicans. Now you may disagree with me. Thomas but neal. Gorsuch is amazing. Brett cavenaugh is amazing. You know we have to. We have two hundred plus federal judges. Thank you Mitch. Mcconnell thank you Mitch. Mcconnell We have these judges. We have a tax cut. We have things that any Republican would've don't and so it's kind of in acceptance thing. It was just that my folks down here in southwest Virginia. If you read the best book to describe the Twenty Sixteen election was Hillbilly Elegy. Jd Vance great band Great Great Book and I read it days after the two thousand sixteen election. Because I said around and I was like we just elected a reality TV star is president and I read that book and I talked to. You know my you know. I think about people like my parents who grew up poor in South West Virginia. They didn't have a whole lot and they wanted to bake a better life. You know my dad gets up every morning at four. Am to go to work at five. Am To be a mechanic and he just wants somebody to listen to them. And that's the problem. As Republicans is we've become technocratic and we talk about capital gains taxes. But we don't talk to people like my dad. He's in a Kanak and he you would tell me all the time matthew. Donald Trump speaks to me in a way that nobody else ever did. Romney didn't speak to me this way. You know John McCain did speak to me this way. There is some kind of authenticity at least in the perceived populism that cuts through especially to a large population that skeptical of honest leadership in both parties right. And so. That's that's something that you know we've had to you know and I'd take it a step further. Glenn when it comes to his tweets in its own I'd love to take Donald Trump's phone and smash it with a sledgehammer. How what we have to talk about the good things. He's doing that. He's trying to get these things done and you know. I really think that he's changed the conversation but there is but from that we've had some positive things happen in our economy. You know before Cova now I think it'll rebound after Kovin that you know. He's done some positive things in one thing. You know taking it back to the party right. So the Democrats came after all of us Withhold DONALD TRUMP thing. I mean my race alone. They tried to hang donald trump around my neck. They spent over a million dollars against me. Mike to near coal back in June was forty two Republican forty one democrat. You know very much. A swing district I get outspend almost five to one. I spent two hundred and fifty thousand my punishment over a million And I didn't run away from trump. I literally the whole day on our work the largest democratic district. It's Kinda grew up there. always lose it big democratic coal. But I didn't run away from trump when people came by. I said you know nice to meet you. I love your support and they always ask Him Republican or Democrat and Republican that Supports Donald Trump. We'd had that conversation of why because I truly believe if you have that dialogue once again. No one's perfect but if you have the dialogue of why I supported asa why I support why you know you look at Donald Trump and and some people want to say he doesn't look out for those most in need among us really cadaval tax plan to people not realize that he that there was a refundable tax credit the child of the childcare tax credit. That gutting you've got the increased so those that actually don't make enough to pay taxes got an increase in their refundable tax credits money in their pocket. So there's so much out there that people just want to go after they don't understand that there is you. There's a lot that he has accomplished for the good once again. Not Saying that you know people have to support or not support him. But I think the day there's a counterbalance there and that dialogue does get you. Moderate voters coming over. We just knew how to handle that last year. In my opinion Donald Trump's values seem to be incongruent with Republican values. And I say that Speaking as a former Republican myself I don't think I've talked about this on the podcast yet. I actually left the Republican Party when I was nineteen years old which you know very young in the grand scheme of things but I was. It was two thousand nine and actually voted a straight ticket. Believe it or not Republican for the last time of my life that year And then very quickly when the tea party took over I was out and I kind of see the Donald trump is kind of the culmination of all the things in my mind that I saw impending in. The party's do back in two thousand nine. At least speaking from the perspective of somebody who grew up in. Centerville Virginia suburbs of Washington. Dc A very Reagan Republican Neighborhood and Previously represented by Tim Hugo for a very long time my My Home District was So what is the future of the Republican Party And what policies should Republicans start pursuing in order to win that majority back. Well let me let me start just really quick before we go on that because you know you made a statement there that you know trump really doesn't kind of fit inside that Republican mold and what people need remember. Trump isn't a Republican I. He's an entrepreneur. I I did trump. I trump you know people think of him. He's a reality star that became president He's an entrepreneur that became president the reality pieces part of the whole entrepreneurial thing right I mean. That's the crazy part. You write a lot of stuff. He does may not fit the republican mold. I remember when Pat Buchanan wanted to play. The isolationist game I was at a I was young. I was thinking high school at the time and I remember being against this I don't believe in isolation isolationism however when trump was doing it it was a negotiation leverage. Piece that he was using with other countries now I'm not privy none of us were privy to sit at the negotiating tables. But I believe that you don't be coming success on the world stage without knowing the shake a hand and when the slam door and Howdy used leverage so to the extent that I saw what transpired with Korea when he wanted to play the game of China. I realize. I'm not gonNA play Armchair quarterback on isolationist policy. When I know that the whole point of negotiations I is to make sure that you've got the leverage to get someone to do what you want them to do. Now we take that forward into your question of okay. What is your party go now? It is a little bit like that. We need to go back to being the Party of solutions by George Allen George Allen got elected on ideas we had The the whole reform parole that he put in place he reformed met of welfare reform. Back in ninety five or the became the model for so many other states Bob McDonnell in the bopper jobs scenario talking about what all you know a Virginians care about justice reform and somewhere along the line. We stopped being the Party of taking on big ideas and coming up with solutions to last huge idea that we had as a party that we took on. Obviously very controversial was a transportation plan. Right I mean. Give me something that we've done since then that is of that stature. The transportation plan the welfare reform plan. You know Abolishment OF PAROLE ON ISSUES. That people care about around the kitchen table is what? Donald Trump realized. Don't talk to three thousand foot view on something that philosophy talked about what all Americans care about around the kitchen table and bring solutions Fulmar. Bassett do thank you Davis and Matt. You are a millennial Republican. So what do you want to see your party champion on? Its way back to the majority one day that I want to champion that. The message the message of conservatism is a message for all people. The message of free markets and free people is a message of all people because and we're starting to see that by good people like Denver Reagan. You Know Denver. I've for a long time. I've been outspoken about the fact that I believe in marriage equality. I believe you know. And that's very contrary to what's in southwest Virginia Republican politics they. That's very to the contrary vite. I approach it as an issue of conservatism and saying government shouldn't be allowed to tell me who I can and cannot be with and government should approach the issue that we're all human beings we all have worth and we all contribute to society no matter who the good Lord made us to be and and we're seeing that with Denver riggleman and in the thing I want to say in the right direction was when Congressman Riggleman married a gay couple and put it in the Washington Post a lot of people in the Republican Party at first for like maybe this is a bad idea. I'm like no. This is really good and now it's time it's needed data. It's absolutely needed. I was literally like I remember. I got to write the article about it bearing drift and I was like yes finally we have Republicans. Who were saying. You know. We're not GONNA fight the culture war anymore we're going to embrace you know the Lgbtq community and we're going to say we love you re except you and we value and that's what we need is to accept every single person. I don't care if you're black or white or gay or straight or Jewish gentile. I don't care who you are. The conservative message matters a free markets and free people the message that you should have the right to protect yourself from someone who wants to take your life or property should matter to people. And that's so I think about the good people like dinner. Riggleman I think about you know the good guys who are running like Glenn Davis who you know Glenn's my body because we have some conversations about you know how we can move this party into the party into the twenty first century by not talking about this. I was having this conversation with Glenn last night. We've been friends for four years and I don't know Glenn Davis goes to Church because we don't we talk about economic issues and we talk about you know how to make the economy better and honestly. I could care less where you go to church. I care that you care about free markets and free people so I'll just say this just to wrap up the segment speaking as northern Virginia Liberal Democrat. I temporarily displaced in Arlington. Hopefully if we ever really this quarantine I can move down to Richmond. But I I will say this I don't believe one. Party rule is good You know the Democrats have the TRIFECTA right. Now we're going to have a little bit of fun with it but ultimately I really believe that we need to have a healthy two party system in this country In order to have productive dialogue. So on that note. We're going to take a break when we come back. We're going to go off topic and we're going to talk about something other than politics and we're back Matt. You are from Roanoke Virginia and that is your hometown and you really like to tell us a little bit more about South West Virginia. So let's talk about that for for a bit. What do you want us to know about South West Virginia? So there's this really interesting fact that when I tell it thrown to northern Virginia people they are so bizarrely thrown off if you are standing in Lee County. Virginia you are closer to eight state capitals than you are to Richmond. Virginia and whereas Lee County Virginia for the for people who don't know Lee County is the farthest western point and That's on the border of Kentucky. Okay a lot of people think that Virginia ends at Roanoke. I'm originally from Carroll County Virginia. Which if you know anything about that area is close to gay lacks. Virginia where the old time fiddler's convention takes over everything and you'll hear the greatest bluegrass music in the world But I would encourage anyone. Who's listening to this? If you've never taken a trip to South West Wind Cove. It is over. We want you to be safe. Social Distance. Do the right thing during Cova but once this is lifted. I beg of you calm. Meter people go to the barter theatre in Abington and you'll have the best production natual ever see of any player musical Goto cows an Abington. Any the best cheeseburger ever on. You know go to Wise County and meet most salted earth. People that you will ever meet go to Franklin County close to where I am and trash some of the best mood China in the world. Now we're talking You know there is. We make good beer down here. We have great food and I want people to realize that Virginia does not just draw pass Blacksburg because people think. Oh we'll go to BLACKSBURG. We'll go to Virginia Tech football game and that's it no. There is three hours of. There's three hours worth of Virginia and I'll never forget the first time I drove a wise county because she had to drive an hour and a half to get the wives and another two hours the art an hour and a half to get Abington and in another hour to get wise. Those people are the best people that you could ever ask for so I would encourage anybody. Who's listening to this? That's maybe from Richmond or Hampton Roads Way Cove. It is over take a weekend in the mountains and you will find the best people the best food and the best culture that you could ever ask for an some of the most breathtaking scenery. I would add. I had the pleasure of getting to knock doors and Tazewell Virginia back in two thousand fourteen. When Philpott dropped out for the MIKE HIVES BEEN CHAFING ELECTION TO? Of course all the yes. That was not a good year to be knocking doors as a Democrat. I'll say that For my kind but it was the most beautiful scenery I'm going to butcher this. But it's it's been several years says there? There's there's like a like God's thumbprint or like thumbprint of God or something like this. Yes that is in so you were probably in Taza you were in Tazewell County. My wife bless her heart. My wife is from Bluefield Virginia which is in Tazewell County. And you drive over the mountain to God's thumbprint and that is some of the most beautiful scenery you could ever ask for People talk about going to the mountains of Colorado rockies or anything like that come to South West Virginia and you will have you know. State parks hiking four wheel erotic. All that good stuff about you know the rockies in the West you can find it here in Virginia and freeze sixty degree mountain views. And God's thumbprint down there and what I learned while I was there is it was the original location for the biltmore estate. The farmers did not want to sell it to him and so he ended up moving it to Asheville North Carolina and built his own rail. Spur out there and I wonder how the world might have been a little bit different if he had been able to build built more and Tazewell County Virginia and build the rail. Spur to Tazewell. While we we're so thankful we may not have gotten built more what we some beautiful gems I if you ever get a chance go to Abingdon You need to go down to the tavern and have the taverns been there since the seventeen hundreds. You'll have the best steak you've ever eaten in your life and then walked back up Main Street. Abington and go to the barter theatre and you'll have you'll have some of the best productions I know this summer if we get out of Cova. They're doing nine to five and I'm the biggest Dolly Parton Fan on God's Green Earth so Saint Donnelly as I call her. We're GONNA WE'RE GONNA have. We're going to have so much fun in southwest Virginia this summer. If you ever get a chance for political junkies tecom to gay lacks Virginia on the second weekend in August there is the gay lacks old time fiddler's convention and they have the poor man's dinner which is the southwest Virginia version of the Shad planking. Okay and You get to eat some barbecue and listened to the best bluegrass music in the world. And it's home to me and I'm so glad I got to talk about it and ask them for the second week of August you know. Southwest you mentioned the beauty and it's amazing but You know as we're when I ran for Lieutenant Governor. I didn't realize I was attempting to realize this. But the memorial is in Bedford. Virginia the most amazing movie memorial I'd ever seen in my life is in Bedford and the most fun I had on. That race was in August at the hour. Is I think it's a rotten. Yeah the Rockingham County Fair which is mid August. You wanted to be go to an amazing vent of concerts and what I really enjoyed was the demolition derby. I told the guys the next time I come down there. I don't want to be watching this. I'm bringing a car I need. You have some of the best times that the FIDDLER's convention thoroughly enjoyed but that county fair it just it takes you back and the most down to Earth people I've ever met in my life and that's had so much fun and enjoyed it so much out there and if you WanNa talk about the gym of Western Virginia my favorite place besides Abington and Bristol You gotta go to the homestead the homestead of. Oh my God. It's just I swear there's magic in those walls at the homestead I literally save up money all year so I can take a weekend up there with my wife. It's just magical so western Virginia especially the fifth sixth and Ninth Congressional districts. Please come please visit spending money. Have a good time. And and that's that's what I'll talk about. Maybe we can meet up for a beer once. We're all lifted from quarantine Big Lick Brewery in downtown. Roanoke has some of the finest bruise you can ask for I'll be glad to have you Thomas and Glen. You're always invited to run up to well. We'll see all delegate Davis you've only got one shot here so we would ask you not to drop your chance and bonus opportunity. Tell us about. Tell us about your off topic segment here. Well what I've found that people down so surprised he whenever info. Lieutenant Governor was my taste in music so I literally you know growing up when people said what's on your MP three player everything from country rock to family OPPORTU RAP and hip hop. But I really grew up enjoying rapid hip hop back in the day. Run DMC BEASTIE. Boys all the old school stuff You know I've got everything from EMINEM. You know loveless eminem Dr Dre. So you know people have a hard time believing that about me. I never forget the time I wasn't southwest Virginia Four Debate. I'm in my. Rv Mill Yellow preppy. And when I got out it's a group of a a students has you know. Was that great imminent. You're listening to. I'm like yeah so I think I got some instinct credit at that point but Yeah I I've always enjoyed rap and hip and people find that so surprising. What's your pump up music? Oh favorite song of the world so Remember the name by Fort Minor Favorite Song Best pump up song. I mean how can you? So how can you not like a song that you know? If it's ten percent love twenty percent skills. Fifteen percent concentrated power will five percent pleasure. Fifty percents aiming painted one hundred percent reason. Remember the name I mean. How does that they're selling lyrics? Not Pump you up I. I can't do it justice I can't sing But you know it's You add. I've always enjoyed. I think rapid hip hop because mostly except for some of the old school stuff which is kind of fun it was always about something it was it was always about life. And so that's always appealed to me. I know musically now I like some of that stuff I I like some of that. Music but I've been listening to there was a podcast on. Npr About Dolly Pardons America. And you know how we talk about immigrant music and I live in Ronan now and I feel like an immigrant because I grew up in a town of three hundred. I now live in a town of two hundred thousand and it's just so I don't know but that's what I'm listening to these days Dolly Parton. I love dogs but there has been a lot of rap country. Overlap IN THE LAST COUPLE YEARS. So you had of course most recently Little Nas ex and billy ray. Cyrus collaborated but before that actually The Backstreet Boys and Florida Georgia Line got together for a single a few years back so it is and then I think Tim McGraw Did something. Even further back than that at one point and And what started it all. Walk this way Aerosmith and run. Dmc great songs and so delegate Davis were you Dita's person back in the day so I did not wear my adidas however I a couple years ago was asked to do a dancing with the stars and I went out and bought my first DITA's I wanted to do hip hop and I realized my body is not the body of twenty year old. So the moves. I thought I could do not so much but I did have the look. And that's half the battle right faking it until you making is exactly what we all have to do here so well thank you so much for joining us. We're going to have to wrap up. We've been gone forever but this has been a great conversation. I really appreciate it. I delegate Davis thank you very much for your time today and Republican blogger. Matt Paul. Thank you very much for being our panelists. Thank you for listening to transition. Virginia if you want to add your two cents send us an email at transitioned. 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It was very loud a lot of costly delay the delay of game penalties but everyone's talking about the refs about the rap. I I want to jump right into that that call on Clay Matthews hitting Russell Wilson first first of all you should be allowed to hit Russell Wilson in the head because of the NATO bubbles y'all concussion water. He's immune to head to head. It's very clearly shoulder to shoulder on them. That's a reputation in call and also it helps being short so big. Come up for US five ten and a half guys because your head is right there at a normal person shoulder level yeah put his reputation call for Clay Matthews. That's right yeah. I mean that's not dirty. He nobody got it last year. He landed on Kirk cousins to apologize right right which actually in retrospect perspect- like we should have we should have been thanking him for like landing on Kirk cousins the Vikings should have been thanking him and asked him to do it more offering some sense into all right so the game we're on a streak boys to for to it two in a row great Thursday night football games. That was a great game. Even if you WANNA talk about the rest which is fine tighten it was exciting thrilling back and forth. It looks like the seahawks were going to have an all-time choke job with the hey. Let's run like Oklahoma state offense and try to pitch the ball on third and to win. Carson is running for four and a half yards a carry. They got cute with it. At the end of the game they also had at the end of the first half where they missed field goal. Let the rams score touchdown which felt like a momentum swing but the whole game was romantic swings and it was awesome. It was great and it was Pete. Carroll is in rare form tonight. I don't know if you noticed this new thing that PK told us but when he straightened up and down the sidelines you know chopping on that gum. He's doing a thing where he just stares down at the ground in front of him yeah yeah he's so focused. He doesn't care what's going on. He just needs to know the situation will play the he'll call the playoff that he's not looking at the field not looking at his guys. He's just looking at the blade of grass in in front of he's just had yeah. He has it all right there. He just locked in. I also noticed something tonight about the Seattle crowd which was very very loud. I I actually think that Greg Miss Because it was so loud the sound wave yes now. What if it what if a stadium told fans on one side just on the left side of the stadium. Am You guys all blow out at the same time you guys all Fart on the left side of the field all the word there'd be enough air to push feel yes as a physicists yes. Let's try and Cincinnati feed only one half of the state of your sideline. More than ten thousand people know there'll be some people there shoutout Cincinnati for maybe going to the game when the when the bengals are horrific but the Seattle crowd leads the League I think ten years running in and fans wearing receiver gloves every time they show the crowd there's at least four or five fans clapping and receiver gloves and there there is some special place in heaven for the NFL fan that shows up to a game in receivers gloves in the small chance they get some TV time and they can put them together and it makes the logo they also they also have a lot of fans that are dressed up with like a mask on like a bird mask are full whole face paint that aren't sitting in the low rose about like the upper decks. There's a guy that's wearing like a full eagle costume. There has no chance of being on net has never even seen Seena television yet were he doesn't own a house. He doesn't have electricity. He lives in a tent next to I five and he goes to the Games every Sunday during the season wearing a full Falcon Elkin on his face right and I love that I love the Seattle crowd. It's loud I know they pump in crowd noise there. That's a fact we've confirmed that boots on the ground but I say Seattle should be allowed a lot to do it. Yeah I agree I agree. They should definitely be a lot of pumping the noise. I have a question for you. PF T I have an answer okay. This is a narrative thing that's going to be. Guingona on a pre narrative has the NFL caught up with Sean mcvay no okay. I think the correct way to approach this narrative is did bill belichick. Break Sean McVeigh's brain okay. We're not doing to your pod the book the books right now. There's blueprint out there. This is copycat. The League and the Seattle Defense held the rams to twenty nine points the week before the bucks held them to forty points. The defensive has have caught up to Shawn Nicole brain all right so a weird way. I think there's a little bit of panic for the Rams and how they've played their last two games but this game to me Short Week Division opponent on the road. You lose by one. It's not obviously you never WANNA lose but I feel like it was a nice answer from what happened on Sunday against the box and they got a few games coming up. They have the forty niners at home at the Falcons into Bengals at home. They should win all three of them. It's not time to push the panic button yet no way you'll it'll be biomedicine is across the road. The panic button is up in Marina del. Rey and right now. You're on the four ten and you're down in Temecula Thomas Rush Hour. You're not getting Oh. It's rush hour so you're not getting to that panic button for a long time. I do think that it's absurd that Sean mcvay ever misses on a challenge and he had a really bad one. Yes he had a really bad one in the end zone. I think it was woods right. Yup Woods and he clearly didn't get his knee down didn't get his feet down. If you have photographic memory like like Sean mcvay your eyes should just be able to glaze over like a pre cog right and just access that memory in your head. No no we're not. We're not doing that flag. The only other thing I had on this game and I joked about at the start but it does feel like the seahawks have that Mo jo back you know what I mean. They have changed over their entire defense from Bobby Wagner still there but most of their defense has changed over from the Super Bowl team but it feels like they've retooled. They lose Doug Baldwin Tyler. Lockett is the new Doug Baldwin. This fucking Guy Mississippi is actually Disley Zane yet d'isly is insane insane. Luke Wilson caught a ball will luke. Wilson got boys on a two game winning streak. Luke Wilson got the boys out to game winning streak de que metcalf is awesome so I yeah add this. The seahawks fierce person they're back. Chris Carson is really really good as first reported by us. I mean look how many guys were naming on the seahawks clearly there that's right. I think we if you sat me down right now. I I think we just got we could easily get to eleven so Yang right off the bat on Clowney boom done. He's recovered fumbles on his own. He's he's making his own team. Fumble balls that they picked up after he forced a fumble on the other team yes which he is playing like a maniac the jerseys tonight. I some were saying Candy Ass yes. No I say no. They're the color of a poison Arrow frog. You know not to go near him. As a human being goes very at home does at home. They're awesome. They're like VICI- their visual. As Es Amar Yeah they give my eyes goosebumps. It also is like no I I know I know it's not the same. I noticed that the same states but like I always just think you know Pacific northwest the the seahawks the Oregon ducks they can just wear wear weird uniforms absolutely when you get up to that corner of the country you're weird uniform corner. Oh Yeah Michigan State Michigan she can say can they wear no no weird beautiful those type of uniform yeah yeah but those are stupid. Jailer is different. Baylor's like Baylor's Taylor's entire brand is we're. GonNa wear the highlighter uniform correct so the organ of the South in Michigan. It's like you're. You're exotic. Colored Michigan should should be gray yeah maybe a light gray yeah neon gray up in Michigan and that's that's the best that you like the field at eastern Michigan. Yes yeah exactly. That's the that's the swaggie is that it should get looks like Pleasantville. When you watch eastern Michigan Game. He really plays some tricks theorize. Does it's like Schindler's list. When there's that one girl that's wearing the red yeah? That's Pleasantville the village much nicer much. We don't have to talk La- about Troy Aikman real quick yes. He didn't cuss. He's concussed permanently. He uses the term when he talks about Goth. He goes him. Jerry Golf time little shot at Tony Romo. Maybe that also if you take a shot every time he he says Heckuva during a game you're going to end up sounding like Al Michaels by the end of it because you will be fucking hammer well in troy is getting a little bit older older in this happens to broadcasters. It feels like their dialect. Just gets you know gets shrinks as the years go along. I mean I we all remember Phil Simms at the end like it was four words. Yes so I'm not I'm not saying he. I liked Troy Joe. I think that's a great booth but it's going to happen. It happens to all of us. That's why I only talked about Jesus and Hitler his strength so much you hear what he said about Cooper Dad. Oh he likes shamed right. He said he doesn't remember cowboys. Boys back in one thousand nine hundred ninety one cup. I've forgotten all about the La Times. I didn't even know that Craig was Cooper's. Dad The perfect perfect. He definitely owes some some money off of like a card game and I don't even remember that guy. No different never never heard of that guy before we should quickly before we get to the preview of the NFL weekend. Talk a little little playoff baseball the ball PFC's well full full. Let's talk baseball. Tommy lasorda is still alive yup the dodgers here's our wagon. We knew there were wagging the nats the game ended in the seventh or whatever it was when they put in Fernando Rodney because that is the human you know what's it's the opposite of the Human Victory Cigar. It's just the white flag yeah just throwing the towel and when you put Fernando Rodney and I cannot believe he's still in Mlb but yeah the dodgers are awesome awesome and they still have Clayton Kershaw tomorrow yeah well that that could be because we got playoff kershaw. That's why I'm not worried about it game. One as nate pointed out the capitals lost every game one that they played on their way to winning a Stanley Cup so that means that the snow that means how many five game series you know what they play. You know what that means. It can be done yeah. It can be done not giving up hope just yet Fernando Rodney Dot. He did look awesome. He has like the highest question of looking cool to being shitty. I don't know if your team brings Fernando Rodney out. Kimba slice seem has before. It's it doesn't look awesome because you're like well and this this is over. That's fine. We got kershaw going on the bump tomorrow. We're excited about. Don't let us win that with. Don't let us get hot yeah and then in the other game. I've a bad feeling that the fucking cardinals are just GonNa do this shit all October lawn do what win in just do it in stupid ways and just slice out on back Sunday angry. No I'm not angry. I'm more just like I know. I know I've seen this. I've seen this before and no. I'm not going to say what else can say. Go ahead. Go off well. There's the whole thing that you know. The cubs won in two thousand sixteen but then cardinals fans. If they somehow PLOF A world world series this year they'll be like hey the cardinals one one in the cubs quote unquote window and then. I'll just kill myself the servant though this is still your wind up you know the window. CL- well no you had the windows open as long as hobby by isn't Chris Bryan around the team Anthony Rizzo the windows open. I just want Saint Louis two championships at the same time. That's all yeah. I don't don't think that's that's Boston ship. Can you imagine if Saint Louis even think about it. I blacked out if Saint Louis turned into the Boston of no. There's no doubt I'll quit. I'll quit also sports media if they win like like four out of the next six championships idle down Iran's when the hey wait. It brings back a job there. We go okay. Let's do our weekend preview and it is brought to you by. MGM PMT has a new home. I'm for sports betting this year you need to check out the MGM Sports APP in New Jersey. You can download the APP deposit and checkout lines from anywhere but you need to be located in New Jersey. You place your bets last week. My can't lose parley lost but it wasn't guaranteed will no you're right when I thought of it. It could not loose use yeah. It's up to the teams to then go and win. You won by selecting the right showrooms. They let you down well. Here's a good news guys I got a new can't lose this. Show say it. I shall we say it out loud. Nobody's maybe can say it. Afterwards that way. 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My loser leaves town game because if you want to do the little flash forward three months from now okay think about ah pm sitting on the couch it's late. December and you're watching a Saturday night game. That sounds it says. AFC playoff picture sure and teams six and seven are the buffalo bills and the Tennessee Titans and whoever wins this game is going to have the tiebreaker and I think this could be the game that eventually decides who gets that wildcard spot okay. I don't actually hate that that much because it makes a lot of sense it does and Josh Allen is back this week. Maybe the word on the street is he's back. Oh this is another source. No I'm AH. Yeah the sources my own brain okay. I don't think Joshua Roster moved to activate ready for this. Yeah Davis Webb Okay I liked. I liked Davis Webb and I would like to see him get into he'd. He'd be back on what he world. You Have Davis Webb. He's on their practice squad so he would be the backup to Matt Barkley. If Josh Allen cannot go okay got it. I do like that pick because we don't know which team is we. We don't know which titans are. GonNa shop. We're going to get the REBA mcentire titans or if we're going to get the Luke Bryan tight and see also no are two teams that are just pretty much the same thing just looking at each other good defense and offense could show up or not show We could've attend seven-game more more. We could have a forty four seventeen game who knows my loser leaves. Town was Atlanta in Houston but Atlanta's. We've been well. We've been threatening to kick. Both those teams teams out for a long time now for both loser both losers now. It's a question of will they leave town where their parents. They're sitting down the basement playing Nintendo Games all day long. They should have pinky get a job at half time job. Guys pinky swear to each other though it half time they should they should pass the proverbial tink pinky knife from the from the from the taxes to the Falcon passed the cigar cutter away its years now. I like that because we have we have been enabling both those teams kicking them out addicts and we're we're allowing them to stay using their drugs which are actually just shitty footballs in our basement for way too long so yeah. I think whoever ever lose that game probably won't make the playoffs okay. So what are you sure they're good game. Yeah Green Bay in Dallas. Yes I actually have this on my card. I think the packers might be in trouble because if you look at the packers defense the packers defense that was much lauded at the beginning of the season. has regressed run defense wise every single week. That's hard to do to get worse every single week so they're run. Defense is a major ager red flag and Dallas. Dallas runs the ball. They are basically world champions. They're the best team in the in the League when they can run the ball because they do everything off of it so oh. I think the packers might be in trouble on social wishful thinking but I do like that as a are. We sure they're good because if the packers win this game then we're GONNA go way saying wow wow this is one of the best. NFC teams the cowboys win this game. They will get one of the Best Tennessee team tax. We're also guaranteed to get some skip. BAYLESS takes out of this game because this is the rematch Mason Cross of the Mason Crossbar in fact just yesterday he tweeted out Aaron Rodgers sure has been lucky for his thousand the playoffs the Dez cat- catch game and the Mason Crossbar Bar game in which he made game saving field goals from fifty six yards sliced and fifty-one hooked that looked like they had no chance office foot. He's not mad. He's not not still thinking we also did a disservice to everyone by not mentioning this at the top of the weekend preview the ten games at one o'clock and the two games of four four o'clock is a crime against humanity. I think we can all agree. On what are they games that Broncos chargers in the packers cowboys okay it is a crime against against humanity and if you are a gambling person which I assume you are because you have a pulse and you're listening to this podcast and you have in your chest brain in your head. You need to walk very carefully on Sunday. Because there is nothing worse nothing worse than laying a egg it one o'clock games and having nothing to win your money back later in the day you will have very few opportunities. You don't WanNa be the guy and Ben this guy who gets stuck on Sunday night. I football having to bet first-quarter first half full game money line over under like all the best just to try to recoup it. All this is why we need to throw Aranda PAC twelve basketball game in there in October. This is a threat level midnight be care. I would say it's like having an office party at busters. There's this Sunday which would be awesome right. You're having a great time. You may be winning some tickets some cash prizes on the mini basketball. You're getting drunk. As the day goes on having a blast fast you're looking for who you're gonNA take home at the end of the day and you're having so much fun playing their mini games that everyone leaves and all that's left is the person from accounting owning. That's been hitting on you all year and you're not a big fan of theirs and you're like I guess I just gotTa go for it and then he ended up getting pregnant. That's what you're in danger of doing this Sunday. If you fall behind early so don't want to be pregnant with the chiefs colts game no do not. You don't WanNa do that unless you're taking the over which I love that game well of course because I mean you have to the their daring. You won't take the over daring you to take that over fifty six okay. Let's do some picks. let's start with our. Let's start with our over hake yes do it. My over is going to be in the cardinals no-no. Oh allo cardinals bangles grow stockings. Texans the bird cats okay Falcons Texans interesting okay weird yeah all right right. what's your over. My over is going to be the chiefs and the colts game fifty-six Verge. Here's a that's not a virgin big-time the Chad mover fifty six points. This is Gotcha. We junk gut. Check weekend for me because not only doing that over the big over. I'm also going to do the big under when we get around to it but okay so I've been thinking about this a lot because we've had some stinky Sunday night games under better than the over on a Sunday night game is like a double bet because if the under hits you lose and if the under hits it also sucks yes in and if the overheads it's an awesome game right but you know it's a triple bet because then you get al Michaels trying to sneak in the word over into something that he says at the end of the game all right. I'm GonNa take the packers cowboys over forty seven four my comments earlier about the packers run defense. I think the cowboys are GONNA be able to put up a lot of points and then Aaron Rodgers Aaron Rodgers will show up just to stick it to skip bayless justice to stick ticket to him. I think Ernestine knows Mason crossbars. She probably just thinks that his name is Mason. Cross your his her. He screams out his name and sex. Sometimes she's probably like isn't that crazy crazy that he's a kicker and his name's Mason Crossbar. It's kind of weird nuts. It's like homer. Bailey shouted homer Bailey big time. Dick baller Hank you're under under my under is going to be in the Bez. What rate is again so BA- BEZ writers yeah yeah end up being played over in Israel Great Britain Bloody Bloody Bez writes the traveling across seas and they both kind of stink. We got a big just like my English accent by the way this bears raiders game. We've got a big time. How do you do your London travel debate because the raiders the famous. How do your London travel debate that everyone loves to talk about the raiders left straight from Indianapolis to London they did. They were bears. Go to Thursday. I leaned the bears way because they feel like that's a really the raiders essentially left for Indianapolis on Friday and they have not been home since and if view once you get to like day five six of not being in your own bed doubts where you're like fuck this. I just WANNA go home. I feel that you're in a different countries a little mini vacation. I feel like Jon. GRUDEN is not the Kinda guy that would ever pack seven days' worth a close to do anything like that. He doesn't think that far advanced. He's where he takes his You know like muscle tease. He's yeah he's GonNa. He's GonNa wake up in London on Saturday morning with no clothes and go out and get dressed like peaky blinders suspended he he's got the buy new clothes. He looked like a newsboy hat suspenders the trousers that get bagged up around the knees Yup. He'd look good. Hank your favorite favorite. I'm going to pick the Patriots yeah okay by the way I half line on that is going to be like nine and a half. I don't know how that loses already. Put it in. They don't know how that loses. The redskins don't even know who's going to play quarterback back form yeah and this isn't like Jay Gruden saying like trying to be bill bell check saying I don't know we don't really have a plan on who's going to start quarterback. He literally doesn't doesn't know who is quarterback is going to be on Thursday right right He. He himself doesn't know I have a theory about that by the way I think I was wrong last weekend when I say the Dan Snyder Snyder like smashed his emergency phone that he uses to administer shocks to his coaches if they don't play the players that he likes. I actually think it was Jay. Gruden saying fuck you too Dan Snyder and Bruce Allen who want him to play Twain Haskins. He put Haskins in knowing he was. GonNa fuck up just to be like see. I told you he wasn't already yeah. I don't buy that. I think he just no. I think that's exactly what happened. I think John Jay Gruden has a sour enough relationship with the front office where he's he's like. I'm going to put this guy in and perhaps ruined his confidence for the rest of his rookie year just to make a point to my shithead owner or counterpoint. He might just suck that could happen or it. It could be both yes. Actually I would submit that. Yes he does suck because he did something right right. Okay so your favourite. Pf Take my favorite semi under already taking the Baganda and it's going to be on unders. We didn't Myondong big on the gallon favorite. I'm an idiot. Okay my under you doing the Baganda got now. It's going to be focusing for in Buffalo Tennessee okay thirty eight and a half half an accident because Heintz spoken accident in London. I got incredibly jealous hearing get to use a fight voice while I was sitting on the sidelines with Chandra. You can't let someone else do okay. You can't pay okay all right so you're under his the bills titans. I'm GonNa go with the saints kind of ballsy because it feels like there should be pointing the Dome but I don't think Teddy Bridgewater can throw the ball more than ten yards down the field so I liked that underwrite gloves. He probably wouldn't get get caught for all the crimes that he does true. You have the Patriots. Pfc what's your favorite. My favorite is going to be the PATS jaw baby. I I am going to take I want I want hank accent to be like a thing during the segment from now on I'M GONNA TAKE HOUSTON MINUS Five. We don't need that what what the hank acts. Oh I I like well. I'M GONNA TAKE HOUSTON MINUS Five Kellyanne UH round us out with your underdog hank started thinking which I can't dot com all right. This is taking forever tax packers. She's big screen in half yeah yeah okay. We'll the nets game's about to start to. Chad move our notes verge move to purge pick. I think take the packers was a sucker pick. I I hate that. Ben Plus Three and a half that feels like they have to have that game coasts the only fucking game on awesome talk about in the fire fest but I like every single underdog we will. We need to have an intervention all right right PFC Your underdog. I'm taking Pittsburgh plus three and a half at home okay. I like those two teams. Don't like it and the Ravens Yeah. I like that the record books Mason Rudolf. Maybe not that bad. Maybe his head isn't too big. Who knows we will find out I do think the Ravens are severely overrated so I like they've. They've done a major comeback to Earth for the last couple of weeks. Wouldn't it be so classic for the Ravens. Save all this hype for the Browns all this hype for Big Ben to get hurt and the steelers to win the north to still win it yeah. That's that's so going to happen all right so that was brought to you by bet. 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Yeah I mean Payton Manning had a great for head after Subaru after Peyton Manning's wife started taking hgh his brain his forehead grew so much because he knew that he had to compete to be morale right exactly okay. Let's get to our interview do French. Montana I and Alex Bregman from the Houston Houston Astros before we do that Combo yes all time. Kamo finally show that has French Montana and Alex Bregman. You can't you literally cannot before before we do that. On average a burglar happens once every twenty three seconds of the US approximately two million burglaries reported year in the US census eighty-three percent of burglars committed. They specifically look to see if there's an alarm and twenty out of one thousand households were burglarized in two thousand seventeen. What's crazy is it. Only one in five homes have home security thirty. Maybe because most companies really don't make it easy but that's not with simplisafe. Simply safe makes it super easy super affordable. 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Do Oh yeah what's No. Yes the best seafood we ever. GonNa have any life. That's crab legs in the city real users I I. I know one guy who we work with us from city island. He always says says it's Kinda. You know once you stay on the island. You're there for life kind of thing so I don't know because one way in one way out right hang out there for I mean if you live anywhere you're. I don't hate it right yeah. That's true. That's true all right so thank you for coming in. You've been doing the car wash today. We're trying to make this. Maybe ask some questions. You haven't been asked so. I'm going to start with because we're big animal guys. you have a lot of pets. You've animals exotic. I have what what what would you you say I mean what are you have right. Now my favorite animal I have right now and what hate the separate not okay the all my baby. They probably all listen to the show but that's a sad broken. Finally on this this snow Leopard I give you a look party have been massive hellier. Okay okay those Tibet Masters. They're the ones that have the main almost random right like English mastiff dot brick news too yeah sometimes yeah they tend to do. That's a breed thing we have snakes. No okay thank God snake. People are weird. I don't know I don't know how you have snakes yeah. So what do you have right now. You have dogs monkey a monkey okay cause damage Julius Caesar. That's exciting for a great name for a monkey. I have a German shepherd. Okay I had them since I was young. Yeah Tabet massive and that's about it. Do you find that with a monkey. It needs to have like a lot of mental stimulation or else. It gets boring. I mean when I'm on the road. I'm working like this. I was keep them with father in Vegas. Okay okay got you know. He sat out traveling with a monkey. I feel like that would be just first first of all. I don't agree with travelling even with dogs playing yeah so when when Julius Caesar sees his dad does he run up and give them a big hug the emily you know if you go on videos you can see one thing. I love about them. They know real love the always every time he even follow him for three months Mhm Off tour he just you know just remember thank you. We just got rid shitload of Popeye's brought it. That's awesome wasn't puffer. I would love some action. Take this and and maybe you open up the bag and pass out. They got little over the Tigers. Put the caption. Can you put on that picture of you. The Tigers was amazing got so high. Last night bought two baby tigers yeah. It was just really case. If you being so high that you like it it would kick ass. If I had some Tigers Ma- I felt like losing Miami and it was just Lino celebrating mob him then we'll shuna who in a video me and the weekend they have and we just you know we celebrate the next day. They really brought like two cubs. You know what I'm saying just like test me. I looked at them. What is the bust I laugh at me and Chinks recipes was a real special moment would love to get so high have that kind of money whereas the purchasing wealth but they got him for me but when I found out I had to feed them for every four hours as came to FEMA so for Popeye's we had to remember to feed ourselves. Remember yet right. I didn't remember they I I so I read this quote a serious question because I'm curious about this. I read a quote where you said when you're trying to make it on the street in the music scene it can happen overnight right but when you're in the music business it's a lot longer of a whole lot more patients. What's the I mean you. You've done both you made in you know on the street and then in the music business what what's the difference between those two and like the climb to the top wildfire light when you make it you know in the streets. I felt like I doubt then go hand in hand because you've got to know your business and you gotta go like no. The streets like a lot of people think you just rap a lot of people think just because you know you can wrap good and this and that you're going to be good in the game. I think personally rabbits ravenous like twenty percent of it doesn't mean that you don't have one hundred percent potentially and and experiencing lyrics and you know do what you do by Philip People Forget about the business side people forget about what comes with it you know in streets at least if you hustling or you've got whereabouts robbers and people Giannino finagle you but in the game lawyers fake managers business managers fake road managers. There's so many titles right by the time the money gets you in the negative yeah Yeah Rick. Is there a way that you've kind of figured out how to how to weed. People had to know who you can trust I I feel that you know knowing like no. One Who you can trust in is is not something you can. Just let your shorts him because it. It's something like you need experience like you went to dinner with someone last night. Now you trust them like like energy right now as good as better than every other interview I had. I know why because you didn't last that goes with the game. Yes you know what I'm saying. The more the more time you spend around on somebody the more you're going to trust them because guess what the only the only people you ain't going to trust the Pierre's surely the true colors right right right and we and we had dinner last night and you said something at dinner that made me pause and actually tell me if this is wrong even ask but you just casually were like yeah. I got shot in the head. You just said that and the guy sitting sitting next to me at dinner was like did he just say he got shot in the head. I was like yeah he got shot in the head that had suck and there's been a sucker like like I don't know what else you can say about that but socks as a tough deal man look like where you WanNa get shot heads. The worst life works nominee. NAMI funny sometimes yeah it'd be around the wrong people in wrong thing then things just come you know. I feel like God bless me to be here. showed me that you never in control of your life. you don't have the in. China you walk outside right. Now you hit by car right yeah. You know I feel like sometimes you can look at life like what if I will have no tomorrow yeah I wish I I had the video of that. Would you make the same decisions have them all. I imagined that as as bad as that was to go through it did give you a new perspective on the other end of where it's like things are different. You know every day is a gift every decision. You make a little bit different like I I would imagine in your position. It gave you some perspective of course from the show. You're not controlling the live. We're not gonNA show you life at all and on top top of it. It's great like conversation thing you can just drop at random dinner and just got shot in the head and everyone's like see me now has signed was having a conversation station. Yeah you just happen to turn around the guy. The guy next to me was like what did he just say. I was like yeah yeah. US having to turn around and just it's interesting just heard that but you know things happen to people you know just happy to you know overcome that obstacle darrow and income French Montana sometimes you damn near gotta lose your life to become we wanna be yeah so you're so th- French Montana the name obviously French your background your upbringing their Montana is that from scarface. I mean these bombings jewell when I first moved to the hardest French Montana no no it was I it was y'all French. It was born Joe fringed in. I mean Montana Kim. I just thought you know I had no choice. I can go to college handle. Paperwork came from Africa couldn't get a job couldn't do nothing so's like when I started husband becoming who I am there was like Montana French Montana. You know it's Pretty Awesome Somme we actually we have a guy in the office who came up through the battle rap scene and he was telling me that you do a lot better up stuff back in the day. What's the most devastating getting line that you've ever dropped on somebody in a bad rap. You know too much good question. Yeah good question not not much at the one apologize. I I said a line like in order to watch crazy enough phase like Jason Kidd Baby ooh Okay Yeah. That's a good one. Yes all right. Are you wait. Are you apologized at the person or to everyone yet tavern okay. Everybody's favorite players. Yeah Yeah No. That's I mean that's like in. That's in between the white lines of the battle rapping like you can say something on the battle when you stand in front of somebody like they just say whatever to you so Jason Kidd wasn't funding me but it's like that's how we go to like thirty minutes of that your mother. This is so happens kid okay. Is there any is there anything that's considered to be over the line during about you. Don't touch nothing all for a game. If you were to battle rap hank right now. Would you say that Sankara rattle the wrong cage watching that sucks to Hank I care for you very deeply and you do a great job on the show. Yeah Blue Roast not yet not yeah. Oh that's that's pretty anybody ever dropping not during a battleground run Mattis Shit and you're going to be nice and then just dropped not go crazy that will be good can be a good battle. Do you think Cardi B. would like me. You know what when twenty thousand is on the table. The USA not I I drink under the bright lights yeah. It's a lot of money yeah not too tough one. I'm coming up with a lot of money yeah for sure. 'cause you stand right there face to face like this just going at it. What would you tell him not yeah. I think I just hit hank with not. I'd say thank you really good look in. I care about your fantasy team. I want you kidding around yeah what about sites yeah just not yeah and maybe do like a trying to cross them up with an invisible basketball and he's like oh breaks fuck yes dude. I can't speak got you. That'll be good right yeah W. GonNa win. When Max B gets out of jail or the cowboys Oh boy getting back together then of love okay what Coke like Moses draft called me. What is is it like the drink don't interviewing all of the cold so called boys will just dropped on me say okay. What does he getting high jail jail. Today I mean that's got to be like a nice. That'll be a nice reunion when he does finally get out of jail. He got in trouble. You manage them checking shadow maxine. I'm on a diet. I'm too fat so I've been trying to lose. Weight is good man. Are you still a big soccer. Fan would team you root for morale okay any any other like. EPL like Kinda Mad. They lost but I mean you know I. I used to be a big fan of Maradonna. Yeah Coke Boys Yeah. I mean we're now although by JOE like a bunch of People Mario yeah Ronconi Maradona is like the original po-point right that ads. There's actually like a documentary coming out about them and pump for because he yeah I mean I think he's still is actually got a chance to the minimum. You know that was like one of my big. Moments in my life is really like watch it like faithfully so definitely for him to be like a rockstar music absolutely he used school and two partners spin the camera yeah yeah. I love. I love that crossover too because I feel like that's. That's how they found cocaine once. He's been a camel. What do you mean that's what he told me he spit on a camera and they took his saliva and they tested it. Saliva coconut damn the body drug can be told him or is that not like how people could put the the VIBE and Vibe to find out the vibe revive could find the vibe of what was he liked to swap the vibe yeah we swabbed that vibrate. That's why I don't do any of the genetic tests. How are you wearing legendary was very the most. Who's your favorite saga? Maradona's always been probably Freddie Freddie do any good movie. It was really go Tim Howard who was the one that killed because he scored Omar. Yes Escobar scored the goal against the USA. Thous fucked up the basketball well. Jason Williams killed his bodyguard. Thanks does come that was self defense driving the Basketball Court House yeah. That's true so yeah no one yeah. No one I think to my knowledge has lost a game in the had that happened on basketball. Who's your favorite basketball player. I will yeah so don't say no okay. I'm Lebron. I felt like he's okay. I'm GonNa love him more more when playing Yeltsin well how Michael Jordan right now just in those two. It's too it's too much in your face was just sad to say it same. They will rappers happens to people will love him more when you're not here and I felt like you know Michael John. Definitely one of them. I feel like Clyde Drexler Vince Carter. Call my favorite dunk. Oh I love everybody. was something different right. You're right as you like love. The guys afterwards them in the moment one of my favorite players players with St Francis Yeah Chai's Baron Davis Yup. We've had him on the show. Yeah Great Score. I used to love like the not the guys the the practice the fundamentals and go in there like balanced bows to pass not a deli fan don't look like a John Stockton and Carl Malone Fan like that. I was like I was more of a even eight. I wasn't as Steve Francis for like see Francis kind of builds on what hey I started brought nasty crossovers legal and then Francis Ashore McGrady he the nickname the franchise is you can't be better than that. I mean the answer is pretty cool to the answer is cool but the franchise of our iovine imagine some who you enjoy more Reggie Miller or steph curry stuff after after close. Oh Reggie Reggie was good 'cause he'd be the Knicks from you know. Why no I he was annoying. I I don't care about the the next polls always beat Reggie Miller. I just think he's annoying and he's more annoying on broadcasts right then he's he's actually the opposite of what you're saying. Where we appreciate afterwards Reggie Miller. I started eating them even more and shut up. I'M GONNA go back to the question. I asked earlier. Do you think Cardi B. would like me course yeah okay. That's good enough for me. It depends if you know satellite it with my brother knows that right. No I meant as a friend just like me and her being phrase that yeah the platonic email got a big single coming up tonight. Oh Nice already be all right well. This has been awesome. Man Reaching wishes coming by. We've got to figure out what we're doing tomorrow and make it three days in a room I don't know if you want to start your house okay. We'll know close yeah yeah. I'm more into the crab legs. We'll just have to hang out at the Strip club there. You go two birds one stone buffet there yeah okay a whole yeah. There's nothing Ostro Yeah Strip club buffet. That's where you get the real out girls in five different countries. That's that's the Tampa Bay. Steakhouses causses in the Strip Strip club in Tampa. Yeah Tampa smell where the girls keep the food separate right right. I've Rohnert honor the pot problem all the time women around. Yes absolutely thank you man. Come by luck with everything yeah coast with French. 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Oh okay all right so Lsu by the way has not scored a touchdown to Alabama in the last two years and we're else you we. We live coach. Oh we love. LSU But let's let's go for a touchdown before we go fifty burger a we. We need to pass if we pass a fifty yard line for putting enough fifty and I don't WanNA blame you entirely for all this but you were the guests picture on Game Day when it was Alabama. Lsu last year and that was that was a tough game to watch. Were were there for that one. Oh brutal what do you what do you want me to go in there and say hey we can squeak out a tight one time seven. Oh I'm looking at the people going. The people fired up. We're GONNA win forty two no no. I thought that you didn't say that they were. GonNa win by enough. That's that's what my problem was cocky enough on that really work out the way we was no definitely not all right so you have the baseball playoffs coming up obviously the Astros are I think you guys might be the odds on favourite unbelievable regular season historic regular season great pitching staff. Do you guys feel any of that extra pressure now. I mean you one two years ago. So now you guys are coming in here and being like everyone expecting you to win. Is there a different vibe going into this postseason and there were two years ago when you were kind of climbing that mountain I think there is I think there's a little bit different vibe I think we have a different team as well but I mean first off. I think I think we gotta I I think we got like you said a great pitching staff. That's veteran. It's been around around the pitch in the postseason. and I think that's going to help with those expectations. I think I think we have expectations. We put a lot of pressure on ourselves to be great but I mean we we love it. We think pressures of privilege and we want to go out there and prove to the world that they're right. We best teams in the world. It's interesting that you're talking talking about the experience helping you guys out this year because in football we always say you know in the postseason. The game speeds up a little bit more at least as a fan. It seems like in baseball everything everything slows down a little bit like every decisions more calculated. There's more tension is that is that how it feels or does it feel like it sped up to you. I think the game I think everything slows down on and the Games are like five hours and you're you're locked in on every single person here. I'm in careers up on my legs. Were shaking the dugout. Oh got hoping hoping they throw him a ball or hoping that he gets hit or hoping that he finds a way to help us when a game and I think everybody being locked into every single pitch during the post season the fans on their feet every pitch I think it just makes magnifies. Everything kind of slows it down but at the same time it speeds it up if you if you if you if you let it if you let it affect how you play speeds up on you in a hurry so one of my favorite things about baseball is all of the superstitions that guys have what what is your biggest superstition and what's the weirdest one on the team. I think my super a lot I mean. I have a lot of little things that I do the same I try and do the same every day signing sorts on the same way my socks on the right one. I left one second arm sleeve on and I go get my tape then I put put on like it's just it's so routine based. I don't know if it's really superstition but I don't know I think I think rag you might have the have the Matan putting on Spiderman spider-man jumpsuit on under his uniform for every game. That's interesting okay so he wears a full. He's Oh yeah he's like Spiderman Halloween costume. That's weird under the everyday every day. I think what else I mean kid don't asleep in Superman Pajamas. This verleger I would imagine for landers is a pretty intense dude when when his his days called and he's up on the on the rubber does he have any weird superstitions that he goes through his berliner on this they put on headphones and like everyone in the in the clubhouse is like doesn't want doesn't WanNa talk like he doesn't talk to anybody. We don't want to talk to him either. We just let stay day in his own way he he I don't think he knows anything. Besides his routine on his start that he doesn't he doesn't talk. He hasn't talked to anybody he just goes goes about his business keeps headphones on and we just we just decided that were. We'll talk to him the other four days in between starts. I yeah to go what about you when you step up to the plate in between pitches do do you have a routine that you do or you strap each glove in the same order hate yourself off on the left elbow twice. Grab your jockstrap that sort of thing no I guess walking to the play I kinda flat my back on my back the same way every every time I walk up to the play and then I dig into the box the same way kind of tap my on my cleats a few times and then I don't really have anything mid at that that I do but before the I liked to do it the same every time. One of our favorite things to ask baseball players is we're obsessed obsessed with unwritten rules. What's your favorite unwritten rule. I like all of them. Honestly I kinda. I kinda like the Kinda like the way. The game has always police itself I think that if you do some stupid stuff on the civility either you view or one of your one of your teammates is GonNa. Get hit how you're acting. I kinda liked that Allah about those rules have. Have you had a moment where you knew going up to the plate late that you're most likely going to get hit like it was like okay this is this game has gone this way. I'm the guy's about to get get get one in the ear hole No. I haven't in the big leagues. I haven't thought I was going to get hit There've been a few times in summer goal when I was playing summer ball in a high school that I figured I'd get thrown out and I did but I haven't really had that happened in the big leagues. I think I've been thrown out but I don't think I was expecting it. You ever charged the mound. No no I haven't do you have a plan in place like just in case. Somebody throws one high tight. You're like okay. I'M GONNA I'M GONNA run out there. I'M GONNA take my helmet off. I throw it then followed up with a left hook. I feel like there's only one way to do it either. Go and get 'em. Don't you lots of basic all the way up and get them so i. I'm not a fan of the ill like go go talk. Talk a lot of mass to each other and then carry on with your day. I like you to either. Go get them move on with the game. Yeah like doing the thing where you you walk out of the batter's box like towards the pitcher's mound ten feet and wait for the catcher to grab you and then walked first base. That's kind of a cop out. Yeah I mean I'm either all enter all out. What's your relationship. I just got on. What's your relationship like with Joe West. I like Joe I think he has one of the best strike zones in in the big leagues behind the play like statistically I think is one of the best pictures in the big leagues by by far I like Joe. Lot I think he I think he does a good job. I love that buttering them up that that's actually a very smart move. Are you gonNa tell you WanNa talk about how great his country will miss do. I haven't actually listened to it but but I heard he's pretty good at golf. He's got a great that the boy dude you have a favorite on par. I think I would have to go with S. Maybe Mars my guy. either Hunter Allen's a good do there's a lot of their isn't part of that they their job so hard they get. They get a tough and I say this and I'll get like all butter like I did last year about a call that no jobs really tough and I'm close. I'm closer to a lot of them. I I gotTA shoot. Shoot the shit with them. All the time. I noticed that you were talking about Joe. strikes on you spend a Lotta time like actually breaking down where each umpires strike zone is before each game he we actually have that. We actually have where guys are more likely to call. Who's got like a really ball. Who's got a really thick strikes like a really wide one. I'm not sure off the top of my head I think I think the the thing that we have is like a a chart that basically shows us what which side of the plate they call they go off the plate Moron so like if they if they like calling the pitch down in a way more than a bitch which up in like we know that there's there might there might be a few inches off the plate down in a way that we're going to get called tonight so speaking of that are Pixar pitch to try and go to expand down there so speaking of that the Astros are like one of the most analytically inclined organizations decisions. How much are there guys just telling you every day like hey. Here's what your approach should be like. How how much hands on like data are you being given day to day or are they kinda. Just giving you a little something in saying going play like wh what's the. What's the balance there? I think I can go down acquired acquired. A bunch of smart baseball plays guys that are baseball players but are also that also WanNa be student of the game and learn the game and WanNa continue to improve and the Dow dot clubhouse you and a little that they give us we use the we use the different the different tools that we have to improve and I think every single day we're we're gaining aning. We're we're. We have information on the guy that we're facing. That's going to help us be successful in the game and and I and I really think that what they've done a great job of is not taking out the full baseball baseball element out of the game. They know that they have a lot of information analytically but they also know that were baseball players and were winners and if you have winning baseball players in your team that that are using analytics to to get better. That's what you get so you get. You get a world series champion chip caliber team interesting. What fascinates me is you're playing with one of the greatest baseball guys of the the last twenty-five years Brian McCann who is notorious for being an old scrap like we're talking about unwritten rules. He wrote the unwritten rule book by not writing it that guy like he loves in the past he had been with the first guys criticized. Homerun celebrations but you somehow you were like Freddy Prinze junior and she's all that you turned turned him. He took his glasses off and let his hair down and you like. Hey Brian. You're going to be cool and do team celebrations with us now. How did you manage to turn him from like one one of those unwritten rule guys into. Let's have some fun guys so for me. V. Baggers never like I I'll Bryan's best friends in the whole world and we'll be best friends forever and that's that's due to the fact that we WANNA world seuss together but we also became really close just because we were we kind of go about the we've Kinda feel about the game of baseball on the same way I'll think Brian's necessarily unwritten rule guy like he doesn't like people hitting flipping hitting homers. He just likes He just likes this once he just wants to. He doesn't want the the rookie comes up and and and is one for thirty six like. I was too fat homer he wants. He wants to do something I and impacted tactic baseball game before you started acting like acting like that so he I think I think being him feel the same way about a lot of stuff but I don't know necessarily know if if he's like a if he's like again guy that's like. Oh don't bats left phone. Don't Talk Shit. He's he's. He's the best in the clubhouse the funniest duty has he he has he basically just he has a whole whole team on that on the floor laughing every single day these so you are. You're never shied stirred up on twitter. You're called like baseball's new super villain last year. Do you think you guys are GonNa get any Primetime Games in the first round this year. I think we gotta I think we've got a night game. The second game interesting. I can't really play but you know what I decided this year. you know I'm not gonNA cause much trouble on social media new instagram Graham stories for stayed off of it. I got I got a Lotta Trash. Talk to me about the game story two for three with two doubles that day interesting wheat so you're going to stay out of it on twitter but what Trevor Bauer Starts Chirping at you again. No no no no yeah I won't I won't be I won't be responding anymore. That's I can't I can't I can't I mean we're at this point is just like we can't talk about it anymore. Also like defeating Trevor Bauer in a battle of wits. It doesn't really look impressive. Even if you do that you know like it's it's not exactly tough conquest yeah. I mean you're exactly right. I don't I want to say I don't want to say anything because quote it on twitter and turn into a giant other fiasco so but well yeah I honestly I'm just I who knows who knows who knows what might happen. If we win. Some crazy might happen. I liked that teasing a little bit. I looked up. It's not you guys aren't odds on your plus two hundred to win the world series and but you are odds on to win the American League at minus. Just one fifty going into games. Are you aware of of what the run total is gamblers at home that are watching. Maybe like us no oh. I don't think we have a single coil. I don't think anybody in our clubhouse has any idea be honest. It's a smart answer everybody. We're trying to put up. We're trying to smart rehearsed. Possibly can everything day pitches are trying to put up zero interesting okay I had one last question and so I'm always curious about this when when teams get in the playoffs obviously you have the celebrations after every single series win. Is there a moment when you win like maybe the the first series when you win the Ds and you guys are all partying and you're like hey wait this kind of weird. We haven't really won anything yet. Like how does that work. How quickly does the Party turn into like. Oh Oh shit. We actually have to go back to work tomorrow versus maybe winning the CS in the world series win. The party can go a little longer now. I think I think you're right. I think we think about out that every year it's like hey we have we have we haven't Dicamba so we want to accomplish yet but I feel like I just feel like it's bad Karma if you don't if you don't celebrate each I mean you can go through so instead of jump around a handshake line just act like we were supposed to like we were but at the end of the day we've we're. We don't want that Karma we want. We want to celebrate each one. It's hard to win a big league baseball. It's it's funny because I remember that about you. When you guys did win the world series. You're one of the guys that was like going onto Mike and Mike and the morning shows and stuff like that early the next day you were like doing a media. Tour weren't sure Yup Yep. That's that's gotTA. Suck like. People don't talk about that but for an athlete to just won a world championship. You're probably late partying having a good time. You've got to be like halfway way drunk or at least extremely hung over doing those shows and you have to pretend like you know yeah. Oh Yeah we're We didn't sleep sleep at night. After the world series. We got straight onto the plane at ten. AM The next morning came back at the parade and then went out again so I hope to be doing more of that this year yes okay. I wish I could win a world championship and something just so. I'd have an excuse to get drunk for three days nonstop. Yeah that sounds pretty cool. Kurt could throw on this year you can and throwing throwing some blown orange. Come down a minute maid Park and you know what cure for the Stroz as you want. World Championship they me is guaranteeing the world series and he's also telling me that I can get drunk for three days nonstop. I'm sold. I'm an astros so you guys are my American League team. Get drunk for three day about stop yeah. That's a that's a great fucking one last question last no no two years ago go when you guys were in the world series against the dodgers and you had that crazy game that I can't remember how many runs were scored at. Did you guys stop at any point like in the in the dugout. It's been like you know. This is fucking nuts. we're down for nothing and we all met up behind the mount over like you know what we're not supposed to win this game. They got kershaw amount of south. Fort Hood play and we put up thirteen rounds and it was there was the best it was the best game of all time. The game was unbelievable checking was I was drunk and Bourbon Street during that game and I kept looking up at the TV and I thought I thought I was hallucinating all the runs. It was crazy. Thank you for that. Here's what I'm saying insane all right well Alex. Thank you so much. Appreciate you joining us best to lock you guaranteed World Series Championship in Houston so let's see I life yeah and you guaranteed that. I'm allowed to get drunk for three days. That's the most important part yeah actually want you for for soundbite purposes. Can you just say I guarantee a World Series Championship. I will I'll tell you I'll tell you that on on October thirtieth going to go seven games so I think that's game yes. You're GONNA win five. Oh okay we gotta go do it. I don't WANNA I don't WanNa. I don't WanNa say anything. I JUST WANNA go. I just want to go play the Games and go into one first okay. That's fair enough all right. Alex Best of luck man appreciate it and we'll talk to you later thank you. Thanks Man ooh that interview. Alex was brought to you by movement lemass guests something yes please. How much time do you spend in front of your digital screens. Don't lie seventy hours. 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Let's go moneyline on. It worked out really well for me last week and I'm very concerned because I know it's probably not gonNA workout as well but I love eleven money line. Underdog Levin Eleven and and I think as we were talking about it I the only ones I didn't like were the chiefs and the Patriots but I think I like the colts now too okay so you like the color of the what what about the eagles in the jets the jets when when shock me would have Sam Darnold dies though they'd be playing for him. Oh trae point that's true. I was like I'm better if he dies mhm you are addicted to like rush of money line and it's an addiction that I think most people have gone through and you're the only way you get out of. It is you're just GONNA have to have a disastrous Sunday. I think it kicks ass yeah. I'm secretly envious of Hank being able to do this but there'll be a Sunday where it will all blow up up and it's probably going to be this one because I talked about it so much convinced so many people in the office that it's a winning strategy that they're probably going to follow me this weekend and it's going to be bad. I mean I I just took you tonight on this rams money on the alternate money line correct so I'm kind of diving into this too with you but I don't think I can be money line guy money like you have to ever walk. You have to have a strut. If your money line guy well you also have to be able to you also have to be the guy who everyone's going to hate at some point because you walk into the room. You're like oh I got money line wind and everyone's like what the fuck is like. Plus Two plus two eighty gambling looting but sometimes when I was rooting if we put is it not when you walk in the room and you're like oh I plus two eighty and everyone's sweating it out. That's the money line guy. It's also a major case of one upsmanship. If I'm betting on a game right right in my bets winning right and you like yeah my my best went into but I had the money you have to prepare for that so relaxed Hank. You've got to prepare for that. We should also last week. You got confusing using because you're like. I took the money line and then but I didn't take this money line this money on this money sister pre-fire fest because it hasn't cost you money. How many games that I thought I was going to like I was like I'll I just do it this weekend. I'll probably stop but it I literally. I like all right. I'm just going to pick them as like the points but I couldn't do how many how many new to hit for you to make a profit after this weekend it depends on which ones yeah. I mean. That's just hits the Colts. He could probably profit pulse jets. That's the thing with guys y'all go to nine. I didn't make too. I'm not doing our words. Readers Broncos will be good if the win I I was GONNA say their winter winner Stiller's winter winter all right. PFC What you're far and talking to my fire fest of the week is football early on Sunday. Yeah 'cause it's the London Game mm-hmm and they usually give us football at nine. Am It's the it's the day that I don't get out of bed until four o'clock in the afternoon. After the witching hours all the way over you wake up in the morning it gives you a little a bit of a taste of west coast life sleep for a little bit. It's as close as I'll ever get to living on the west coast. Watching football right is just waking up hung over on Sunday morning. I'm watching that nine. Am Game in London where the grass is always a little bit greener the have you noticed that the yard markers they seem to be a little bit further apart yes and like not as confidently drawn right. There's always these little yes. There's a little bit of a wetness. There's the grass is greener. It's just something a little off. Yeah and I agree with you because you can do the wake up. Take a nap in the second quarter and it's still only like ten thirty is usually the Jaguars over there getting getting played early. Blake Blake Bortles was always a treat to watch over in London fucking said he's definitely not waking up this on west coast. What do you do for this game. If it was early and you're on the west coast you wake up at at pro six thirty. Am If you're verge if you're Chad you don't go to stay up rage. Speaking of speaking of weird crooked little lines. You're blasting them so you can stay up to to watch this game sick. It sucks though not having fire for not having football early on Sunday kisses. You know this is the one time of year where I got to wake up and football's already on and they're taking that away from me. I don't like it. I don't like it. NFL and you know what's going to happen. What the British fans are going to get so drunk before the game that it's going to turn into one of those the things were every kickoff. They start cheering at the top of their lungs like super loud. Yes yes absolutely that's the most exciting part of a football game for drunk. British fan fan is either a punt that goes really high and gets a fair catch or kickoff right and also just the random fans that all the jerseys and the weird people that dress blake animals and everything like that. It's a full in London. It's great. I would like to hear just some random. Brit doing commentary on these Games. That doesn't understand the game of football like that. Guy Who did the the was the rugby player who's in the forty niners yeah in one of the rugby writers in Australia wrote about it. What is going on in this. Can we get a simulation of what that guy sounded. I like watching the game heck. Oh okay. My Fire Fest I get to the first is watching yacht ear. Molina play way playoff baseball. It's the worst. gets all pumped up. I just hate him over. Major League baseball should make him wear to those ear flaps so that you don't see his neck tattoo. Yes Ed agree. I'd agree his whole thing is just too much and then my other fire fest is Cincinnati the twitter account they tweeted out that they were dying during their field black for Friday night's game. I've never been more excited to bet on a team turns out. They were just kind of like joking but it wasn't really a joke. That is not a good joke. Getting everyone excited about it. That's not a good joke at all. It's a terrible joke. I was so pumped to watch Cincinnati on all black field on Friday night. They were GONNA win by a billion. Are you kidding me. Yes you get you a verified twitter and that's a very believable joke. Yes I would've son a joke. That's not a prank. No you can't tweeted from the main. The little the verified Cincinnati Twitter Account Cincinnati football tweeted a picture of it. That's not a joke. That's absolutely discussing. That's like going up to someone WANNA punching him in the face and be like just a joke. I'm sick just hearing about it that that's awful because I thought it was real too and feel that they mocked up with the is on it unbelievable evil. God Damn credible it was going to be awesome to watch on Friday night on use anatomy. You're probably Never GonNa win a national title in football or basketball that will gets so hot though in the in the September outdoor the day Games Cincinnati black fields going to be playing on a carpet you could you could call it the carpet what the Fuck Tuck Tom. UCLA should do that. Moolah brea tar payroll dinosaurs are it's crazy. All the dinosaurs died in that one carpet yet because they didn't actually exist and that was just a very convenient place to put all the bones next to Los Angeles so people could take a day trip and be like Oh yeah. Dinosaurs did exist here their bones. I'm very very woke on that. okay so so let's do. Let's wrap up with a couple of segments. FAQ's I we have pure one on one for Louisville so Louisville Lewisville is slowly bringing back the national title team that was vacated. Rick Pitino still has the Tattoo but was it Luke Hancock his most outstanding employer award back. It was retroactively recognized so they're slowly doing so. He's won two of them. I guess they said it so technically this counts as winning again and for the first time I don't know all I know is that I now remember that happening again and yesterday I didn't remember and you remember that you know has a tattoo of the championship championship. He absolutely does this awesome which should be they should laser that off just like cells. They put the banner backup. Yeah just think about that for a second rick. Pitino has a tattoo do of a vacated championship that is the most Rick Pitino thing that could possibly happen coming on his like well yeah. That's absolutely number. One don't make those jokes. What would it take to recognize the Championship in Louisville maybe get rid of the the teeth on the bird race the teeth on the Louisville Cardinal Yup Make Papa John's sit in a dunk tank of the garlic butter for seven hours Yup and then all the former players get to go up and throw the ball at them. Make Papa John's sit in a dunk tank. That's just a huge fryer because it's the yum centers caves and we literally FRY Papa John to ten with Chris to a crisp or just hand the liner notes to to pop album and say Papa John Reid all of these without using the N. Word if you can make it all the way through that's never that's pushing the ball. Hill can't do that either way. We're happy that Louisville's back yet so brenda had a baby and just gets crushed again. aww. That's the one they always always get me. all right bad visual for the ravens the Ravens so Marlon Humphrey Choked Odell Beckham on Sunday very clearly then the ravens tweeted out. There's been a lot of talk about the play between Marlon Humphrey Nobel Beckham junior close up video shows exactly what happened in that Humphry didn't show them and then they showed that video and it couldn't be more clear that he choked to hance joked he had full possession made a football move with two feet on the ground. It would have counted as a catch if Oto Beckham's larynx was a football incredible so I don't know what the Ravens are thinking. I don't know what they're doing but I actually Kinda liked this. You you know just just say what's because a lot of people just read the captions now so if you just say that and you hope that half the audience will not click on the link boom home. You've changed the mind of half of America. That's actually a great point because nobody clicks on billancourt absolutely not so if you say it. I think you probably did do most of America but for eagle-eyed journalists like us who at hand up I didn't actually watch either but I saw screen shots from browns fans kept on screen and in reply so we we actually went one step further and didn't watch the video but are commenting on the people that didn't watch the video that got it wrong but we're actually getting it right right right so good for us yeah we. We're talking about this on on Wednesday. How just because it's the ravens defense doesn't mean it's the same Ravens Defense yes US attempted. Murder is very much on brand for the old raven. They're trying to bring back the old radio. That's good for them. That's Swag Ray Lewis would be like it was actually my teammate that did it wasn't me and I'm going to trade jerseys with this guy. After the game real quick real quick all right. Hey you want to end with a couple of FAQ's here. How about some woes. Oh Yeah ooh woes the Florida. Panthers is time real or as a ploy to sell watches calendars and clocks who time it it was just invented by women to make you think that you don't last long enough at sex there it is that's his answer. Also how about Big Ben. The clock is still in the scaffolding yea. I know he's been injured for very long sucks very sucks. His hands are also mobilized yes. How old are you before. It can be said you died of old age. Oh Oh I would say you have to be over. Eighty Zoo die of old age over eighty. I don't know I don't know I think that's that's a sliding. Having scale like it depends on what your profession is noble old here blogger and you turn thirty and just die in yeah. That's old age yeah I. I I think once you pass eighty. You can't expect anyone to be sad about your death. that's kind of like that actually is nice zone and then when you get ninety eighty eighty to ninety no-one sat about your death ninety to one hundred ninety plus you get to make jokes about the person's death right away yeah absolutely because then it's funny phony and when you turn ninety six then it's just a race against time to get to one hundred right and then once the clock strikes one hundred at that point. You should just like Oh. You're being selfish. If you live past one hundred yeah you're you're. You're kind of trying to show everyone up when I turn one hundred. If I'm not dead yet just shoot me up with a huge batch of heroin okay and let me let me fade off into while blue yonder with a smile on my son when boiling noodles and eggs. Why do noodles get soft and eggs get heart. That's a good question. and that's really good quite go as well. Okay well well. I don't know why it gets hard hard because that's it starts out as a liquid yeah usually when things get cold but you can also freeze neg probably get X. Go both ways yeah is the sky blue because of the reflection of the ocean or is the ocean blue because of a reflection of the sky. Where does the blue come from who they're both reflections of the Los Angeles chargers best uniform on Blue Daba Daba die. That's God putting on his powder blues on a nice Sunday afternoon. would rather actually the ocean's probably just blew because a fish piss. I think that's just the color blue shorts blue black. So what is this green did Adam and eve belly Ali buttons. Yeah I think so because belly buns are cool. I think no I don't think so because they would have a belly button is through like nick birth. They were just poop there so you're saying God doesn't have a belly button right eves who leaves what did God gives Nabil's. That achieves kids yeah yeah to have balance but eve didn't God didn't write the first birth actually I they don't they don't have I think they did no. I think they did because if I just can't imagine a person without a bellybutton right my problem going through right now. What else are you going to get the Philadelphia. Fanatics tattooed they didn't that didn't happen till Cain and Abel then they did that. One of them got a horse. Horses ass in the other got the philly fanatic we got the cat. That's looking backwards sale yes. Did you know that you can only fold a piece of paper a maximum of seven times by hand I did. I know that and there's like a saltine thing to wait like ten saltines or something. It's I think it's seven saltines. Leroy beat the SALTINE challenge though when he was younger okay yeah yeah one two by the way. Leroy's coming into the office tomorrow. He's getting surgery three for he's not getting is surgery in the office but but all you listeners out there if you're in the tomorrow say hello to seven ages rolling it nine that's not. I just folded this nine times all right last one. How how do you spell the sound sniff. That's P. O. R. T. in a why yeah I know it's it's like a s P h h no so P. S. H. H H. No that's not right either. I F yeah it's a yeah it's just a lot of APP AH after maybe an HR TO F H F H F H. I don't know that's a really good question. I'm GonNa have to think about this for the weekend we can look. I guess we'll get back to you. Love you love you. I love you guys so much. I love you. I'm also in love with you all it. It paid the uh-huh they say they. I do uh-huh Scott.
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AP One Minute Headlines Feb 07 2019 10:00 (EST)
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NPR News: 02-04-2019 11AM ET
"NPR podcasts are now. Available on every platform checkout all our shows at NPR dot org slash podcasts. That's NPR dot org slash podcasts. Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm korva Coleman. The speaker of the Virginia state house. Kirk Cox says he is hesitant to force. Embattled governor Ralph nor them to step down northern a democrat is under fire for racist medical school yearbook photo that surfaced late last week from member station. W C V E Whitney Evans has more Republican House speaker Kirk Cox said during a Monday morning press conference democrat Ralph northern has lost the confidence of the people in the ability to govern the Kok said he's not prepared to coerce his removal and always soon impeachment. That's a very high standard. And so I think that's why we've called for the resignation. We hope that's what the governor. Does. I think that would obviously be less pain for everyone nor them who took office one year ago has so far rejected widespread calls for his resignation. If he does step aside, Lieutenant governor, Justin Fairfax and African American would take his place. This comes as Virginia lawmakers work on the annual budget for NPR news. I'm Whitney Evans in Richmond. France, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom have announced they are recognizing Venezuelan opposition leader one Guido as the country's interim, president NPR's Eleanor Beardsley reports the recognition comes after Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro failed to meet the Europeans deadline for announcing free elections. French president Emmanuel Macron tweeted that Venezuelans have the right to express themselves freely. Prime minister Pedrosa Sanchez said Spain is working for the return of full democracy in Venezuela, including human rights elections. And no more political prisoners Sweden said the vote that brought Madora to power was not a free and fair election. The European Union has also formed an international contact group of European and Latin American countries that will hold its first meeting in Uruguay this week to address the Venezuela crisis in an interview with. Spanish TV station over the weekend a defiant my door. Oh said he would not cave in to pressure. Eleanor Beardsley Pierre news Paris, a small plane crashed into a two story family home in Yorba, Linda, California on Sunday five people were killed in that crash, the pilot and four more people who were inside the home at the time. You're Belinda is more than thirty miles southeast of Los Angeles. Sarah, a her is a neighbor who saw the house burn. Oh, it was so hard because the house was golden flames. I mean, there's nothing we could do you couldn't go in. And we didn't see anybody come out. Although no cause for the accident is yet known National Transportation Safety board. Investigators say the small plane appeared to break up just before it crashed on Wall Street, stocks are mixed. The Dow Jones industrial average is down eighteen points at twenty five thousand forty six. The NASDAQ is up fifty five points at seventy three hundred eighteen it's NPR. At least twenty eight Haitian migrants are dead after their boat. Went down off the coast of the Bahamas and beers. Jason Bobi says the US coastguard and the Royal Bahamas defense force found an additional seventeen survivors from the wreck the boat crowded with Asian migrants sank about six miles off the coast of great avocado island in the northern Bahamas. According to local officials possibly after hitting a reef it's not clear, if the vessel was headed to the Bahamas or was bound for the US mainland. The US embassy in Haiti called it. Another tragic loss of life in tweeted illegal migrant and smuggling operations are dangerous and frequently end in tragedy Haiti the poorest nation in the hemisphere, and the number of people attempting to leave by sea appears to be increasing the Royal Bahamas defense force says it's picked up approximately three hundred Haitians in its territorial waters in just the first five weeks of this year. Jason on NPR news, the dangerously frigid cold has passed in the upper planes and Great Lakes stains. But. But the national weather service has posted new winter storm warnings, heavy snow is falling in areas from northern Oregon to Wisconsin in northern Wisconsin. And Michigan's upper peninsula, there's an ice storm warning in California. Heavy rain on burn scars is threatening to trigger mudslides. There are blizzard warnings in California's eastern mountains, the New England Patriots defeated the Los Angeles Rams in the Super Bowl Sunday night thirteen to three it was the lowest total score ever in a Super Bowl. The patriots scored the game's only touchdown in the fourth quarter, I'm korva Coleman. NPR news in Washington.
NPR News: 06-17-2019 11PM ET
"Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Shay Stevens. The Pentagon plans to send an additional one thousand troops to the Middle East as NPR's Tom Bowman reports the additional US forces will serve defense and support roles in the region told obe- troops that will be involved in intelligence surveillance. In reconnaissance, ISR's Pentagon says that could include drones or other kind of surveillance activities as well as force protection troops. They will help protect the troops already on the ground in the Middle East, in also were told engineers would provide let's say defensive measures for troops in the Middle East, NPR's, Tom Bowman reporting, hundreds of businesses and trade groups are telling the Trump administration that they're being hurt by the trade war, NPR's, Jim zarroli reports hearings being held on President Trump's latest round of tariffs on Chinese imports, the US trade. Presentative office began hearing from some three hundred witnesses from all kinds of businesses. They include well known companies such as Kenneth Cole new balance, and Gordon, seafood, Trump has proposed twenty-five percent tariffs on another three hundred billion dollars worth of Chinese imports, essentially everything that China's cells to the US will soon face higher tariffs. A few companies are expected to testify in favor of the president's move, but the great majority say they're likely to be hurt by the tariffs, and may have to raise prices on consumers if they go up the hearings will last through next Tuesday. Jim zarroli NPR news, Virginia. Democrats are celebrating after the US supreme court decision saying that a redrawn legislative map in the state must not be changed. The tales from WC the ease Whitney Evans in Richmond. Virginia can move forward with a redistricting map that seen as favorable to Democrats. The map was redrawn to fix districts. A lower court ruled were racially gerrymandered. House GOP leaders asked the supreme court to reconsider that decision. But justices ruled House Republicans don't have standing to appeal the case, the chair of the House Democratic caucus delegates charnel, haring says, because of racial gerrymandering the makeup of Virginia's general assembly isn't a true representation of Virginia communities. And I think with a more diverse legislature, the work communities of color, or able to pick their candidate of choice you will have a stronger democracy. Republican House speaker Kirk Cox at an statement. He's disappointed in the decision. He called the original GOP map constitutional for NPR news. I'm Whitney Evans in Richmond. The supreme court has thrown out of state ruling against to Oregon bakers refuse to make a wedding cake for same sex couples, six years ago, the Justice assay that state appellate courts must revisit the matter, shutting the high court's two thousand eighteen judgment in a similar case that favored a Baker in Colorado. You're listening to NPR news. China's president Xi Jinping reportedly will make a state visit to North Korea, this Thursday Friday for meetings with north leader Kim Jong UN according to state media, she will become the first Chinese state leader to visit the north in fourteen years. Muhammed Morsi Egypt's, first democratically elected leader, it was later deposed in a military coup died today after collapsing. In court, he was sixty seven years old in Istanbul. Hundreds of more. She supporters gathered outside the addiction, consulate for vigil Duri Bruce Karen has more. When more was ousted by Egypt's military twenty thirteen Abdul thought tells C, C, took, power, and unleashed a brutal crackdown on more supporters. Thousands have been jailed hundred sentenced to death and countless more have fled the country. Many to Turkey adorable. And Samir says he's one of them. Against him Mohammed about. He was prime symbol for volition now. He says he doesn't know what's next for Egypt for NPR news. I'm Daria Busse. Karen in his tumble the land through post heiress, and fashion designer Gloria Vanderbilt died today at the age of ninety five she was often associated with her namesake designer jeans, although, her life was chronicled in sensational headlines, beginning in childhood, her son and CNN anchor Anderson Cooper says Vanderbilt had been suffering from advanced stomach cancer. He says his mother died surrounded by those who loved her. I'm Shay Stevens NPR news in Washington.
"Previously on the Tony Kornheiser show. Do you think is Ahah Thomas is ever going to come back to that level after having surgery like two or three surgeries on tips? I I don't think anyway. Let's just and move ahead with something else is Chuck Todd joins us return. Yes. You haven't talked at all about the same. I didn't. I honestly didn't watch. It. I watch take. I watch last chance before he goes away. Waiting for the apology. This is General George Washington. And you're listening to the Tony Kornheiser show. Alrighty, then we're live at Chadha. We're full five days this week today is Thursday will be here Friday as well on the corner of Wisconsin avenue northwest and Jennifer streets northwest where we're open for breakfast. When we do this particular show. I wanted to Gary Ron here is here Michael here. Hello Nigel's going to run the board. Do the news. I wanted to a very, very lovely note. Come Kathy in mililani, Hawaii. I just wanted to send you a little. Thank you, the man whom I was related by marriage over twenty six years passed away on expectedly in December. Larry was a fan of PTI for as long as I can remember I always had to leave the room when he was watching what I used to call the arguing show funding that just got on a recent podcast, another listeners wife called PTI the yelling show, I still don't know how Larry got me to listen to your podcast couple of years ago. But I've been hooked ever since a few months ago you played Larry's jingle the king Chicago about Michael wilbon on the podcast. He never. Said it out loud. But I know Larry was thrilled when you play so I sincerely thank you for that. And also for the years of entertainment that you an will bond provided him over the years. We get these. I get these things on a fairly regular basis. It always is heartfelt. It. Always it gives me an equal tinge of sadness and joy that people listen to the show in that way. And connect with us on very very human friend like level. You know, we joked that it's a private club. It's a private club didn't get into anytime you want it's not really a gated community. And and it's very nice. Thank you to Cathy. We're sorry for your loss, obviously. But we thank you for like show much. Let's get to. For the second time in three days. It sounds like we're going local. But I don't know. How local this is the wizards dumped Otto porter and his terrible terrible. Max, our they dumped marquee Morris. Who's been hurt for so long? I had forgotten on the team and they gave up last night one hundred forty eight points to Milwaukee. I I got to stress this. I watched the first half one forty eight. That's an unbelievable number eighty five in the first half eighty five. Keep going fifty in the first quarter was fifty or they held him to fifty just for the record point. It could have been far worse. I was watching. I noted this at five four fifty five Milwaukee had one forty two so five they had one forty two. They wanted today to the extent that you can stop with that quick shot clock. I mean, they could score. One sixty es men, the Janas Jaanus, and Eric whatever they wanted. Yeah. Yeah. And you can understand how out of literally being pulled off the floor during Shur. What happened to the Lakers the other night with all the swirl about Anthony Davis and all of these players thinking Mike going to be traded in the next two hours. They you cannot play athlete, but wass on the wizards the last couple of weeks just appear so completely okay with it's like recess. I mean, it's like they're totally cool would just not playing defense, and they can't score that. Well, I mean, there's a couple Bradley Beal can score. They don't have any Jeff green is. Now there is now they're second best option. I just heard Windhorst last night reporting that he could I could see that he could be a piece of so much. He he is the first wizard to score twenty plus points off the bench in. I think it was like eight or nine street game since Cliff Robinson. Oh, yeah. In nineteen combo before. Yes. I mean, they just don't have much. I don't understand how they got you Kagoj to take autos contract now nor. Or do although Jabari makes twenty million a year. Well, he's he's gone to this year. I mean, she'll they're they're important. You could target I guess to replace Markeith Morris. But the west Johnson thing is also just a salary dump and Ted I was misquoted or not completely quoting when he said, we're not gonna tank the second half of that was but we are going to sell. So they're down under the tax. I want to go back to one hundred forty eight points last three games. They gave up one hundred thirty one to Milwaukee at home one hundred thirty six to Atlanta, a very bad team at home. Now, go on the road, and they give up one hundred forty eight. They are they're dumpster fire. I don't know how you go. If you are the wizards. I don't know how you go forward with Scott Brooks Scott Brooks is making seven million dollars a year for five years. He has two and a half years left on his contract. It is not it's just not reasonable for us to sit here and. Believe that they are listening to him at all. He's got. Well, they are he should be fired. They're not listening. It's terrible. They've gotten John wall is gonna play again, maybe, but he ain't gonna play for over a year. Okay. He's not going to play. I don't put her another bad. Max deal is out. And now, they have Bradley Beal, they saw these three guys to Matt's contracts. They never won fifty games with them. They never got to the Eastern Conference finals with them they underachieved. And now when you hear that there is a salary dump what first comes to mind is. Oh, they're clearing the books. So that they can land free agents who is going to come one to the Washington team that has won player one player who can score you know, that you're confident him this one guy Bradley who is going to come to that team. So so the on the promise that oh John wall when he comes back he'll give you the ball. No. He won't. He's not going to give you the ball. They are. It's just not a destined. I mean, it's not a tear. Terrible. I mean, it's not the Redskins in terms of disaster destination. But it's it's middling and they're not going to be good next year. Either. I don't know when they will be good. But Ernie Grunfeld is great at one thing. He's great at selling off distressed assets. But he's the one who's gives the money this firemen. And I'll say this. I disagree with Chris a little bit about Washington, a destination. Not that anyone will wanna come here. The way the team is presently constituted. But but this market is a sleeping giant for basketball. I agree with you there basketball fans here, and if the wizards ever got to be good, they would be huge. I mean, look at look at the caps. Okay. The wizards would be way bigger than the caps if they were ever to reach that level. So let me don't and they won't let wait we should point out. Not only they get Bobby Portis introvert Parker. But they also got a ninth grader to be named later. A twenty twenty three second round draft who could literally be in ninth grade right now a year older than spike. So the team now, we don't think there's any chance they dump Beal, right? I mean because Bill is an appeal as an asset people who actually want you'll says I want out. I gotta go. I can't be here anymore. This is not killing me. So wall, isn't tradeable. That's a supermax. He makes already set them at thirty two years old on the list. Oh my gosh. And so you have Beal and wall on max deals. The question is what you just got rid of. Well, you got rid of Porter's theoretically to Howard. The problem still is they have you have a little more roster flexibility because you don't have autumn any more. But you don't have you don't have a ton of roster flex players the clippers where you leaders let me to the clippers because the clippers did something. And this is one of those things that happen strategic things that happen where we'll on an I honestly disagree the clippers completely bailed out on even making the playoffs this year. They're in the playoffs right now. They're two games out of fifth place in the Western Conference. They traded their best player to buy Harris for an egg salad sandwich. And they got nothing. They traded this guy because they don't want to make the playoffs. They don't want to the camp. The problem with the NBA is you know, that Golden State's going to wit they're going to win it might be some excitement in the finals. But they're going to win the Golden State score last night. They had over one hundred forty how does it taste one forty one one zero two Senate Tonio not not against the hawks. Right. So so they got rid of Tobias Harris. To get the lottery, and you know and stuff like that. And roster set on the air. I said Steve bomber owns the clippers steep made a lot of money in the tech world. How do you think stockholders would feel if Steve Ballmer announced what we don't good right now? We're not we're not as good as we want to be. So we're selling off everything we're not gonna try to win. We're gonna try to lose in the immediate future. Actually tried to lose. Do you think Stockholm say, yes? To eve that's a great idea. I don't think these things are great ideas. I am more aligned with the Ted Leonsis of the world that you play the hand you're dealt and you do the best you can if there's some strategy about getting rid of players adding other players find, but I don't think you go to lose and Steve bomber has gone to. There's a lot of movement is very exciting for wilbon this tremendous amount of movement within the NBA not any great players yet. And now, it it looks more and more like, and by the way, I applaud this that New Orleans is going to say to Anthony Davis and risky sit here for a while. I don't we don't care if you ever play sit here for a while because you're not going to tell us when you're going to be traded or not trade to we're going to tell you. And sometimes it goes the other way by three o'clock today. I could be completely wrong. But the Los Angeles Lakers have offered them so much and they have not yet said. Yes. Three start researchers in four picks three starters. And they haven't said, yes, they're not very good. Well, why wouldn't you take those three? And by the way, they're they're young. They don't even cost that much money. So they they don't hurt you. They don't you're not hamstrung. So let me say as that almost offends me more than the bomber thing just to push back a little bit. When you say he's trying to lose. So what is what's the objective here? The objective is to win. Yes. When the Campion. Okay. Well, that's not gonna happen. This year talking about New Orleans. So. And the year after that after that. I mean, we have a future to plan for. I mean, we could sit here tickets to people us asking them to come and cheer mirror team. And you try asking asking them you're asking to invest in the franchise which Gary's point. I mean, the other thing that I would argue. Position is not necessarily the right position is mind. Bombers other thing that I think has his as like the soup. Dancer, a lot of energy high energy peak motor. He is like Jared Allen. He looks like one of those guys said of a car dealership, those big leg. Blow. He isn't Jerry West running that. I'm so I can that size him some credibility. Right. Yes. You hover right because Jerry West. This is genius. I mean, he is shown over and over again, she's a fan of the Los Angeles Clippers nine the last three years. You have either traded away or lost? Chris Paul Blake Griffin and Tobias Harris all of whom are better than everybody. You're putting out on the floor right now. And the who's pretty good player Andrei jor, also Austin rivers. So that's my rant such as it is. We will come back. Tim Kirch in will join us to talk about the possibility of brand new baseball rules that that in a couple of cases, we'll speed up the game. Which is I think good thing. I am Tony Kornheiser. This is that Tony Kornheiser show. This is the Sheri's berries. Add these things are beautiful to look at and fabulous to eat strawberries dipped in a variety of chocolates. They're really good. You know, always thought of it as a strawberry filled chocolate. You think of it as chocolate covered strong. That's how I think does. These are these are this is a Valentine's Day by by Sheri's berries. 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This is always good makes us app. The avocado kid Tim purchase joins us. Now. Dr cruciate very much. We're going to talk about the possibility of new rules in baseball. And my understanding Tim is that. Rob Manfred has the ability to unilaterally decree that something can be put in. But that the headline here, it seems to me is that the baseball players who give the Heisman to every new rule that is suggested by anybody ever are apparently talking, and there might be concessions on some of these things. That's that's different from from the standard. Is it not? Well, the standard Tony in the last fifteen years is that there's been great cooperation between two sides. It's only in the last two years to worry that things aren't going very well between the owners and the players so to have them eating discussing anything at this point is a good sign as we attempt to avoid a work stoppage in a few years. So yes, the players are listening, and yes, the Commissioner can unilaterally just make a change in the actual playing of the game on the field. Yes. But he can't just say our DHA is gone. He can't just say. All right. We only have a twenty four man roster. Can't do that. That has to go shaded with the union Manfred. We would we would both agree that Manfred is by relative terms, or maybe by absolute terms, an activist Commissioner, yes, yes. Very much. So he's got ideas. And he's always. Checking out there, and he wants the dead time taken out of the game. You want to speed up the game. And he has every right to look into this. And yet, I still worry, Tony despite these small changes that were talking about I don't know if you can speed up a game when we averaged seventeen strikeout that many walks avenue home runs per game. That's what takes so long. Okay. So let me let me go to that immediately. And my theory about it because one of the changes would be a twenty second pitch clock. This would eliminate from the major leagues GIO Gonzalez who wanders around behind the mound as if he's muttering to himself the sense subway car. Yes. This would eliminate him for the majors and people of his ilk. But what it would also twenty seconds. That is that's quick. That is quick. Because you gotta get the sign you gotta figure out what's going on. And so on and so forth. It would be a godsend for max Scherzer who probably takes less than. Ten seconds. But what it curse to meet him? Is if you do this pitchers going to get tired pitchers gonna get winded? They're not going to have the great stuff that they have walking around the mound. And maybe that will put the ball in play more or a my crazy to think that. Well, that's a good point. I could see that. Look, it doesn't matter. How winter they are? They're gonna pitch three anyway. So they're coming out no matter quickly or slowly they are pitching the way we use our starters today's ridiculous. And it's only going to get better or worse. Our everyone think about it from here. I think the pitchers can adjust to twenty two twenty second pitch clock. I thought it'd be closer to twenty five. Just remember few years ago on Sunday night baseball, Josh Beckett. Threw three pitches took fifty or more seconds in between pitching three different times in one game that has to stop it's fantastic. But we do need to get our pitchers. Get the ball a little bit quicker and going don't forget that. Art, grace wants screamed at Steve Trachsel. It's hot out here. Throw the ball as though team. See I think I think that's a ten to fifteen minutes. Save right there. A twenty second pitch clock. I do I that's a big save. I really don't. I don't. I don't think you can save fifteen minutes by pushing the pitcher along quicker would it help? Of course. Would it take the dead time out? Of course, it would fifteen minutes. I don't see it being that much designated hitter. They now want to designated hitter throughout baseball, Tim, and I rolled enough to remember when the designated hitter was introduced in the nineteen seventies. They've had forty years to do this forty years to make an Assyrian to have baseball uniform in both leagues. Why? Now. It's forty six years. Tony's by the way. And it's amazing to me that we are still. We still have two separate rules in in the weeks. It's just the dumbest thing historians are gonna look back someday. At this period is what was baseball thinking back then now it's just a bargaining chip. Okay. It's the union saying, look, you're not get rid of the designated hitter. Because that is a job we don't let jobs get away here at the union, and they think the H keeps players fresher. You can get a guy off feed for the day. And he can still take for it bats without playing the field thing is there lot of nationally teams. And a lot of national players say we don't want any part of the DAS. Yeah. And that's why there's going to be a debate over this this that oh the age just gonna be in both leagues easy. That's not going to be something easy, but it's all part of the bargaining process. Will let me okay. So you so I take it man for. Cannot unilaterally do this. But if he says to the players will go all D H and will air to people to the roster which creates sixty four new jobs or sixteen jobs. Whatever it is. Would they give on that? Well that possibility that's the kind of give and take that. We're talking about gives us more job. Yeah. We'll put the both Lynch that type of thing. The other thing they're talking about Tony is a pitcher now half the face three batters when he comes into a I was going to get that. Go ahead. I know you were but this is related to the DA. That is if they go ahead and do that rule, and they will not do that for two thousand nineteen. I promise you that that that potentially could take a job away from a major league player because the only thing some guys do like these little situation left-handers is faced one batter. Get him out. Then you bring in somebody else. So the unions gonna say, wait a minute. If you're going to put that rule in some of our guys are going to. Lose jobs. The flip side of that is if you tell a guy look you have to get three batters out now, not just one. Maybe maybe these pictures will say all right? I gotta get better. I gotta learn how to get a right hand in hitter out now, and maybe this will serve a greater good. If we challenge these pitchers to say, hey, you're not just going to get a lefty out. You're gonna get three batters out and two of them are going to be right handed hitters, so I have a comment and a question the comment is there is a small asterisk next to this one. If you close out in any other words, if you're called in there with two outs. And you get the third out. You don't have to appear in the next inning for two batters there that does exist which changes at a little bit. But my question I had this yesterday. And I never got a good answer. We all talk. We all talk about and we accept the notion of left handed relief specialist. Why is there? No, right handed relief specialist. Well, how does that why? Why is that why a right is expected to pitch? Righties lefties and left. He's our only expected to be to pitch to lefties which allows a manager to immediately put right handed hitter in there as soon as you show up at the mount, right? And it's a good point. Tony. It's just that the left on left is just so much more dark of a difference. In other words, so few left handed hitters see left handed pitchers. There are so many hor right-handed pitcher, so they're used to seeing right handers right handed pitchers are used to seeing right handed hitters, but left handed hitters don't often see a left handed pitcher. So when he comes in the game. It's like, oh my gosh. I haven't seen a guy like this in six days. And therefore, it's a big adjustment. Where that right and enter is saying I'm seeing right and a pitchers everyday because there are more of them. And by the way, if for example, you bring in that left handed pitcher to pitch to a left handed batter like Bryce Harper. The managers not going to. Bryce, Harper down and go to bench and put writing I'm so so there's a strategy on both sides of that is there that I don't know that this is being discussed or I don't know that it can be unilaterally implemented, but the notion of stopping defensive shifts which to me if I were I'm saying this is somebody who's not a player firework player or manager. I'd say hold on on this. You can't take away all my strategies if I want to do this. You got to let me do it. Is there some sense that we would we would have no defensive shifts. Well, the Commissioner has course tops that out. There is all sorts of options there, the you gotta have your feet on the dirt. You can only have two guys on one side. You can't have four guys over there. All this stuff is being discussed and I'm sorry. I find most of it ridiculous. It is up to the hitters to figure out how to get a hit. When you got four guys plan on one side of the field. But as I told you Tony. Our hitters today. Have one swing that? They've been professing since they were eleven years old. It's the only twin they have. If you ask them to do something else today. They are basically incapable of doing it. And to ask a hitter who's been hitting the same way for fifteen years. Hey, you need to try something else now. And let's do it against max Scherzer. Let's make that jump and against him is not going to work. If this adjustments going to be made in literally have to begin when the kids are ten and twelve years old at the batting cage. And we teach them had it hit the ball over. There. We teach them how to hit the ball on the ground over there. But that's not what we're interested in in baseball anymore. Tony were only interested in getting the ball up in the air somehow to matter where the defenders are playing and no matter how many strikeouts come from. So I know you love baseball. And I love baseball not as much as you because I don't do it for a living. But if I did in the old days when I. Covered. I just loved it. But we are old, and it is entertainment, and it is taking too long to play and they are losing young people to other sports in terms of viewing. Because those other sports don't take as long to play and the day of BAAs writing, you know, odes to know clock in baseball that might have worked in the seventies and eighties. But now young people say no takes too damn long. So don't you have to do something? Yes, you have to do something Tony. And they've already started doing it with you know, you can only make some amount of the mount that will be the first of many changes that will come up because you're right. When you love baseball like I do you knowledge that it's not as good as it should be. But I repeat the only way to make this game better is to have the pitchers going out there not thinking I to throw a hundred and strike everyone out. They want the ball. Put in play. They are pitching to contact. Joe Torry told me on opening day last year back when I played pitchers wanted you to hit the ball not any more back when Joe Torry played hitters wanted to put the ball in play and not strike out not anymore, and until we get away from that that the pitcher have to say, look, I'm going to get this guy out into pitches. Not in some seven or eight pitch strikeout until we get there. We're going to have the. Same game that will watching today, which is just too many Homer souvenir strikeouts. Too many walks and not enough in between fabulous appearance. Thank you. Tim fabulous. Okay. Tony. Nick, Tim, always gets out. I'm out you know, that. Tim's great. But it sounds a little. But to draw crude analogy what he's driving a little like the the transition. Football's trying to go through with respect to like changing, how tack it's like, it's gotta start at the absolute. It's Jerry teach generation. Many fathers, and too many little league coaches who are namrd with hitting it over the fence. Yeah. And what small amount they know about a baseball swing? They teach to an eight year old ten year old twelve year old and then a kid is in high school. And then all these doing is in an open pitcher on same way. How fast can I how can I throw? Yes. We'll take a break when we come back Nigel do some news. I'm Tony Kornheiser. This is the Tony Kornheiser show. This is the Harry's it we haven't done the Harry's longtime. So I feel good about that love most about shaving. 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Douglas, lira now get your thoughts on this hybrid San they'll be featured on my next album. This is called all are welcome here. You know, my thoughts. I don't know music. I don't I don't. I thought truly stupid I enjoy everything that a sentence. Yes. Lovely. But I I have no critical faculties when it comes to things like music or wine. I just don't during. I think it's safe to say, we would all agree that this probably could use more cowbell. I like me. If people right if people like mat L and Douglas lira who's on saxophone in this. If they want to send us their songs, which makes me very very happy when I hear them, and what you can here in their entirety at the end of the podcast, Michael. How do they send send us your music by emailing? It jingles at twenty minutes or show dot com and this song while I do love it just makes me think of the TGIF Friday night lineup from the late nineties is that right? It just has that feel like a family sitcom feel like it's it's the background of zany montage. Oh, yeah. The credits. Zany? Montage would be a good name. Yeah. Child is show zany montage. Seining zany month zany Buzi that would be very good. All right. You have news. I yes. D- beside just begin with the with the Kevin Durant story, please. Yes. Kevin durant? There are two spent mazing people in basketball who I think are great players who I wish would shut up. Kevin durant? Who's trying to shut up by yelling at people. Don't talk to me. I don't wanna talk back to me. I just want to go to the gym and play and go home, and that's fine. If you weren't making forty million dollars and had some obligation to talk, but Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving career. Having says, I hate the drama. I hate the drama. He creates all the drama drama. So I appreciate the way they play. I think Kevin Durant is a an unstoppable offense of player. He's six eleven. He handles the ball. Great. He can shoot from anywhere. Kyri Irving is the best ball handler in all of basketball. He's even better with the ball. I believe than Steph curry Steph curry does things with the ball that her fabulous to watch in warm up. And he's great. But I think kyri Irving can get anywhere on the court whenever he wants small like Steph is small, but I hate listening today. I'm the exact up. Visit. I think that like, I know exactly your point all the drama and the creed. It's I love it because it's just crate so many storylines. I mean Durant is constantly saying, I don't wanna talk. Then why are you talking and? I was watching this morning's watching television this morning, the show will go unnamed, but I was watching a particular show which talked about how how Kevin Durant has been very cooperative with the media. He was eight years ago in the last four or five years he's been a pill. He's an impossible pill. Now, he's a great player. He doesn't wanna talk about the Knicks. He's he has impending free agency. And he doesn't wanna talk about the Nick. So you stand there, and you say the following sentence. I know I've got free agency when it comes. I will explore it. But I'm playing for this team right now, and I'm really happy here. We're winning titles. That's all you have to do. That's it. It's not that hard. Can I just recommend? I totally agree with you. But Durant mostly the I would recommend. He is set down with Bill Simmons five or six times been great bills podcast, and he has been really good. He is a genuinely thoughtful interesting guy date back he chooses who. He wants to talk to which is okay. But but it's the day to day that becomes intolerable. Just shut up by the way. Dallas Dow straighted Harrison Darus Zach Randolph is he still any good. No, celery, dump okay. But Justin Jackson from North Carolina. He may vaguely remember really good shooter their surrounding their surrounding for next year Luca and porzingus with guys who it's the three in. Indeed thing you know, he's that move. But I think Zach Randolph just Dr just want a great job with this newscast. I'm done with that. Yes. This newscast, by the way, if I could Nigel brought to corn syrup buy one gallon get ten guys. The best thing in the world. But let's just say mainline both live. I really I speak for almost everyone in America hadn't idea. That would end has no idea what chord syrup is. But wouldn't have thought it was so terrible. Because it seems to be in everything and when Bud Light attacked and they wjm name until attack on Coors, light and Miller lite naming them and accusing them of using corn syrup making me think while corn syrup must be terrible. What if it's not what if it's there was some some Twitter beef yesterday. I think cores light Tweety effective. Like Bud Light lime had corn syrup in it, and they were being hypocrites, and Bud Light sort of tweeted back. No, it doesn't shut up. Go back to your whole. It's been great. Tone quick question. When did big corn syrup get to you? You know? You know? Seems like somebody got, you know, all of a sudden all of a sudden you've hedged on whether corn syrup is back home nation that sorta of that came so far out of the blue. I was mesmerized by that brilliant. Just great, okay. Tony the game of the night last night and nip and tuck fair between the seals of Stony Brook and the Bearcats of Binghamton in the end the walls wherever the barely pulled it out eighty five fifty nine. Sixpoints? Wow. Yeah, they thirteen threes that seems to be the problem. Great Oni, Bruce. Games. Yeah. I've been everything from somebody. So that drove the cats now to just six eighteen and two and seven conference play. So we know good going to have to win the going to have to win the tournament where American eastern last night we weren't allowed in the tournament. Oh is there? Not everybody gets in. No if you finish last. In nineteen league. Even know what New Hampshire is in last place right now. Elsewhere around college basketball, the Terrapins bounce back from there. They win sixty forty five hundred Nebraska sharp. I didn't look good. Yeah. Good. Six or seven in defensively and Nebraska had the worst shooting night. They've ever had in that gym so nice air to the turf. Yeah. And the Hoyas works one. Yeah. He got Chris. Mike. I have literally any better. I'm married with two children. I don't. Sad because it's funny because it's true. They are now five and five in conference. So villa was unbeaten conference with a surprise Penn beat if you're. Hen beat them. Marquette is eight and two and then Georgetown, Saint John's or the other Marquette lost the Saint John's at the buzzer faint John's is better. Also, they aren't then you in are are better than they thought. Hey, are though the thing the big east is not. I don't think we could. Because I mean when Saint John's went to Cameron they over the weekend they lost hug orgy, but I was a public skeptic on this show of Ewing. And I have to say to your point. I mean, they they have done better. They were picking last in the big east this year in the preseason and there and they have three starting freshman an including their entire backwards. So yeah, they play. Well, they were ahead. It very very two to three team right now. In the tournament. Definitely villanovan Marquette. But after that, it's dicey mean Saint John's, Georgetown, probably your next coaching those teams thirty years ago mote were they wearing sweaters. We will take you to England and a car accident, rather interesting. This is involved. Prince phillip. David Jones and his wife. Susan jones. David David different different tickets. Dav it is it dovey whatever. Yes. He and his wife Susan traveling on the fifty five in Flint when they're in an accident somebody in a BMW, and as they pulled to the side things out the blow going to be w continue to sort of right up on the end of them causing even more damage on the car. Then when they finally came to a stop that bloke in the BMW whose name is Michael Jamison climbed out the window of the call the door climb out the window, then proceeded to take off all of his clothes. Well when in Rome. Well, then he permission. What I'm saying? Then he laid down on the hood of the called right by the hub for the the wheel and began to hump that part of the wood. When police finally arrived, they found the still naked Mr. Jameson now underneath the car. Messing about with the undercarriage of the car about the undercarriage. So obviously this winter coat and his Mr. Patrick Getty's. In defending him said, yes, obviously, this is a bizarre set of circumstances. And my client is apologetic for his actions. Mr. Jamison is at a loss to explain behavior. He was under an enormous amount of pressure from the word. He seems to have simply lost the plot. So there's call drugs. It's no jugs. They tested him became clear go he just lost a little bit of God. Humping. The people that we hit. They said what do you vacant and was sweating profusely? But the blood tests came back negative can in my life. She's he's very sorry. Your honor just love. And he's driving a BMW. You. He's just messing about the carriage. Sure. We'll take a break. Oh guy radio when we return. You're listening to the Tony Kornheiser show. Beatles. Everybody knows. Michael. This is radio. This is the first big hit in the United States. This change the way us it was played listen to consume talked about changed everything in the early sixties. There have been many many, many many stories analyses written about this all of which involve the United States be awakened and sort of drab through the nightmare of the Kennedy assassination by the Beatles, and the sort of Queen young optimistic sound, and this this it's just never this. Is it right? There's a million songs. Why would go this is it and this is one of them. This particular song changed everything it really did. And the Beatles changed everything. Now, they changed everything for my generation. And I'm old now ask why we are playing it on this day. This is the day. They landed. Yeah. High school at Iowa which had I think already been renamed Kennedy airport. I think by that time it had been idle while before that and all of you would high school was there and all of a lot of schools were there to welcome to the Beatles, and the vice principal excuse since no dice principle of you at high school Douglas Higa l- who was referred to as eagle is a beagle. Many times. What's there to write down who he saw and consequence with the consequences to arson with truancy and stuff like well? You'll be able to go back and visit that when you deliver that address I listened not even it's not. It's just a welcome. I'm coming. I'm not doing that. Definitely can be broadcast. I was listening yesterday on the way back from New York asked to be broadcast on a massive screen. Open extreme kinks Idyllwild became Kennedy in nineteen sixty three. Yes. So this was. Wondering if you would agree to be our keynote speaker Keenan it's at our opening day kickoff for staff for August. Twenty ninth at George W at Heinz this isn't even for the Chris Sandow it staff. It's no I'm not going to sort of honorary giving do it. Now. I lot of podium. Banging thing I could send a tape. I'm very funny when I send these tapes, but I will you in Miami minute. You can do twenty good minutes minutes, twenty minutes you and Mike do PTI from of that. We could we've done it from other schools. We did have you. Now, get the internet on your phone start with that that twenty minutes. Just one final thought on on the song. I wanna hold your hand written in the basement of the ashes how sword. I just wanted to bring people up to date on my ear test. I've had a number of people. I got some calls yesterday offering me the ability to have my it's a fifteen minute. Examination and a forty five minute test of your hearing which will determine that I have the hearing of ninety year old man, which I understand and people have been nice, the receptionists have been nice when they call, but they often times that aren't good for me. Like, they offered me. Eight o'clock in the morning got a job for me to in the afternoon. And I can't by saying you have anything between nine thirty and nine thirty two. I. Bring to me I could walk over there. And so far we we have in connected, but it's. His visits will house. I I want to we have to we have to get to the lead story on the today. Programme this morning. The dissolution of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Now, three three top guns in Virginia electoral politics, the gov- Lieutenant governor and the Turnage attorney general, and that is that's how that's the line of six four. And by the way, all three of them. I think all three are in God's to go. I think the majority of people would say that all three are in the guts to go. But, but these are all elected Democrats, the person who would then ascend Chris you're familiar with who would ascend cracks Kurt. Yeah. So could you tell people how he got? Yes, joe. So this is amazing. So the twenty seventeen election, they do off your elections in Virginia was very good election for Democrats in Virginia north winds over at Glaspie and Democrats make this is re twenty this is great election. They win a ton of state legislative. Seats in the state house and the state Senate. They get to the point where there's one seat that is undecided between David Yancey digging the member banks, David dancing chilly. It's not important. Yes. He's the Republican the race is not only is that race going to be the deciding race in who controls the state house is it self tied. So they decide literally same amount of votes. So they decide that they will draw a name out of a bowl. Well, they don't decide that set the role. I mean. NFL when it they recount the conference wins. Coin flip, right. So coin flip so pick a number if that ties, by the way. Packet land on inside double heads the heap. Ganzi wins the bull picking situation that gives Republicans the majority by a seat in the state house, and because of that becomes a speaker of the house. I mean, it's it's insane. His concern imaginable him in a state that went for Democrats. The top three guys are Democrats way. Yovany one Kirk Cox. I am sweating like Matthew Whitaker and a steam room right now. Because because you have to know that the Democrats are digging every. Oh my God. It is so dire there because here's the other thing to remember about Virginia. It's this. It's an idiot law. It's a law that you only can serve one term as governor. It's the only state in the country. You are one term limited. Okay. Which means the governor's race, basically. Fairfax and herring. The Lieutenant governor and attorney general we're going to face off against one another. And this guy lavar Stony who's the mayor of Richmond is another guy who wants to be in that mix. Now, it's gotten so bad that Democrats are talking about trying to recruit Tim Kaine or Mark one states, two senators they've been the guard the governor gonna go to come back and be the governor. But if you're worried about you can't get knock on second to because they're worried about losing the governorship because they not only is huge scandal. A major problem for the party's brand. It also takes out there three or their their future candidates, potentially. I mean, they're election is this year. Here's the yes. It's no, you know, what I did wrong. It's twenty nineteen twenty twenty sorry. It's twenty twenty twenty. Coming off. They have state legislative Electra this year where they expected to flip. Because both chambers are very narrow Republicans, very narrow majorities, and they're worried that this will also cost them that. I mean, he's not it's unbelievable. The chaos in Virginia and the chaos at the top is that was the lead story on the today. Programme today. I know that I'm surprised our lead story, and I thought that cone syrup. Well, corn syrup was I think second hour. You know, many people was just gonna mainline people say corn syrups getting a bad ref here. My and I don't know that this is a solution. But this is a suggestion. I have and I don't know that this would happen because it is my guess, it is my guest that the three people who are. Embroiled in all of this right now. Herring and Fairfax north. It is my guest. They don't. That's my guess. That is correct. Yeah. Rivals like, they are all political rivals. That's just the nature. What I think if they went out there together all three because they're all Democrats, and at least share much of a common philosophy. Common philosophy politically if they said, look, we did this is bad. We were wrong. It's a ways back. It's bad. We're sorry. You elected us based on how you saw us. Now, not how we were. Then give us a chance to govern. All three of us. Give us a chance to do this. Because I can't imagine that they want this guy Kirk Cox. And by the way, I think all three of them are are impeachable guilty. You know, they're guilty of something. Okay. So just impassable, right? Herrings thing. Let's just very quickly differentiate herring said in nineteen eighty. He went as the rapper Kurtis blow his pals with his friends Darkin his face, which is a black face. So that's that he was nineteen. So a freshman sophomore in college. The the northern thing is mid twenties. Nineteen Eighty-four again black face. The Fairfax thing is a little bit different in that. It's it's an alleged sexual assault at the two thousand four democratic national convention that old was he? Well, he was working as a staffer for John. Solidity twenty right out of college. Now. So. And in this came out last night. According to ABC seeing CNN not confirm. Bobby Scott, who's the most prominent African American member of the Virginia congressional delegation. Apparently, this woman whose name is Vanessa Tyson who's alleged sexual assault. This is me right told Bobby Scott about this a year ago, and he is said nothing. So it's I mean, it's just embroiling more and more. And there is also a report that what the tenant governor had to say about this particular. Who was a three words of Laden thought was three word deal that the first and third words were not good. So I there's two action as there is a tendency to the three of them together. I just did. But I do think that they are the north and the herring thing are of a piece. No question. Right. This eighties. Black face white politicians coming out. Now, the Fairfax is different in that. It's not race it's alleged sexual assault. So now, it could all mean the same thing. They all resign. They all politics. But but the point is I don't think any of them are going to resign. Well, I one as I said on the show and Gary Mont to me for jerk. I was one hundred percent certain that northern was going over the weekend. But now he can say I did my thing is just as bad as herring depending on where you come from. Is it worse better the same equally? Offensive through what? Edge. So now, it's kind of like the role in this mutual destruction packed. Yeah. They all go. Do. None of them. Go. The idea of Kirk Cox as the governor of the state, I a to them hundred percent asked to be so the wave and say to the state you elected you wanted to go in a different to relgion from you. Alexa, them without without the knowledge things that, you know, and I mean, yeah. The thing that you have I guarantee is you're in a meeting with those staffers in the Steph Rovuma, you definitely have this. You should probably should probably go. But now the thing is the other guys like, what's your shoe, go? I mean, that's gonna be the one. So I think that makes it three musketeers at this point. In a weird way. The three scandals probably helps the makes it more likely. They all last gives us. Audion that's thirty ramifications. If they in businesses, we're going to boycott Virginia. So again, again, the situation north of west north earlier in this week. They were canceling his appearances at like UVA was supposed to have them or TAC. He was supposed to go speak, and they can't says to Liam Easson situa-. We're not gonna have the red carpet for this guy the controversy. But now, it's like, okay. Well, where do you delong can Mark harrying go to things congested fair? He's been herring and north have acknowledged they'll north aknowledged. It was him that it wasn't him. But he was in black face somewhere else. But where could Fairfax's denied all the Gatien's like where do you draw the the main thing about north? And was this at one point. There was a sentence. I believe he said, I don't think that's me. Neither of these pictures. That means it could be right. That means it could else you said, whoa. If somebody said if somebody came to me and said, hey, Chris, here's this picture of one of them is in black face. And the other one's in Klan robes either. Those you definitely one hundred percent nine not like. Sell them to which is just awesome about this from Shakespeare. Sampling is herring last weekend. He beat shows hated ov- exhaust hearing was calling for north step down done the exact same thing knew he had because he acknowledged right? The forties. But now this guy said then I should point out that come to think of it. As an Netflix. The. So great. It's just it's it's it's the Bobby Scott thing, it's getting worse. I mean, it's it's a forte. Just pulling people in. All righty. Like a break. And when we come back, we will have Email and jingle and I'm Tony Kornheiser. You're listening to the Tony Kornheiser show. Down. Down. Down. There goes another rib. Fill him with boos food and food and those fell with lots of drugs. Tone. It's been tests that assay. Brian. Oh, kill which is in Virginia. Who's a friend of Chris? I wish rate to be at chatter last week. My good friend, Chris almond whistle on your show. That was fun while I'm not a Whistler, even yodeler warbler. Actually, I'm not even that. I'm Croker singing ability aside. 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Veterans and PTSD: Suicide Crisis
"Radio gag the gays against guns show prepared a gag good evening everyone and welcome to radio gag the gays against Gun Show Radio Gag is your weekly update on how to end the national emergency of gun violence in America I'm Maryelle Novak a gunshot wound Paul Shipping was a sixty three year old navy veteran who ended his life and his parked car at the Durham veteran affairs the news he seemed like he was thriving and certain events happened recently that kind of took him in a downward spiral the loss of one bedroom by Swiss sorry veterans with service dogs became friends with Paul after pairing him with a service dog I was devastated we were all devastated when he when we heard what happened Moore's told Bentley decided however to deny shipping bull benefits the centers representative reflected that Paul's biggest concern when he came in was financial hoped shipping find the red tape and excuse me fight the red tape and the va for partial disability benefits which took two years to obtain the VA had GOTO WBAI DOT ORG or call five one six six two zero three six zero two and become a buddy in the name of Radio Eric Stress Disorders what we're talking about this week and one of the reasons we kind of commemorated PTSD few weeks ago because there is a day once again just go to WBZ DOT ORG or call five one six six two zero three six zero two to become a buddy in the name of radio gag involved in our in Memoriam and then also in particular we're talking about self inflicted gunshot wounds brought with connected with suicide because it's such a complex Paul's brother Donald reflected behrens find themselves disabled and lose whatever they have for care and end up fighting fighting the government for the a twenty five dollars or more donation will get you a set of gag pins and these our glorious they're amazing and Titus forty-one right now still going by signing up to give every month I'm actually WB body in the name of radio gag so if you're interested in doing this and we really encourage you and please please please do shoe but our focus tonight is just going to be on the gunshot guns gun shootings before we dive into the show I'm going to encourage everyone to be a WBAI buddy the VA crisis line for veterans with suicidal thoughts receives over two hundred thousand calls a year and it is estimated that twenty veterans commit suicide each day in the US there's medical center North Carolina after the recent decision to deny him full disability benefits shuping drove to the VA and Durham on February fifteenth and had shot him Yes you've done the show you know what a Dino Wbai buddy is someone who keeps your unique volunteer run radio show so we always start our meetings with an inventory to remind us of why we do this work and tonight we honor a veteran who passed away as a result of a cell phone south with an old family twenty two caliber rifle he was discovered in the parking garage six days later a representative of the Triangle Veterans Outreach Center I really think he was trying to send a message for all veterans who were crying out for help Dr Terry Morris the founder of the nonprofit vets debates which matches not talk about that but it's mostly about the suicide among veterans that are suffering from pcs so that's what we're talking about tonight which is a serious issue and a years to get the benefits I believe Paul to bring the light to the situation that so many veterans are into get their rightful benefits that is side is one loss to many shooting volunteered many hours at the animal therapy program and was well known and beloved by Durham. Va Staff it does not tonight we're yes someone laughs at what I'm saying look most is an amazing story and an in Memoriam thank you tie and I actually did the research for the placards for the PTSD Awareness Day. We're GONNA talk about in a minute and Paul story really just resonated tremendously with me because of his cry for help in such a dramatic and desperate yes and we'll see where I'm really happy doing this show because we're going to share it shire shine the spotlight on such a tradition that not many people know about and the one note that you had a sudden here was that twenty veterans die every single day by suicide to gunshot wounds so we're GonNa talk about that and more in debt so again thank you so much for the Memoriam Turning to the news now Virginia Beach Update last Tuesday way and this isn't the first alarm we've done where someone has killed themselves in front of a of the right exactly and Virginia Governor Ralph North called for a special session of the Virginia State Legislature this was to address the need for regulation after the brutal murders of twelve municipal workers and downtown Virginia Beach in what can be seen as as a cynical display of disregard for the well-being of many people within Virginia the Republic at least eight four Senate investigations to house investigations and investigations by New York State and District of Columbia's Attorney General Office the and National News The trace detailed multiple investigations of the NRA the National Rifle Association is caught up in a rapidly expanding tangled investigation and it's calling this session going to let her this just an election year stunt the Republicans punted on gun safety regulations by calling for investigation of the killings by the and you stay Crime Commission but the report is due November twelfth a week after elections are held I just wanted to make a note that you're listening Wbai radio GAG DONALD TRUMP's presidential campaign as well as several potential campaign finance violations and here in New York New York time reports that four officers can Senate majority leader. Excuse me Thomas Norman Junior and Kirk Cox the Republican Speaker for the House cut off the session after only ninety higher risk of suicide than other workers based on mortality data collected by the Centers for Disease Control and prevention that status following alleged financial misconduct exposed by the trace while other probes have their sights on the as ties to Kremlin linked Russians and they were launched this year alone investing investigators in the House Senate New York State and DC are scrutinizing the gun groups nonprofit bottled up stress of the life and police were combined with constant access to guns makes it easy for officers to act on a suicidal impulse he said officers have as much as fifty four percents so to go back to our topic on June twenty-seventh gag hosted vigil we right grand central station Iraq and died by suicide after he returned home Sergeant Beal's birthday June twenty seventh was selected as the official PTSD awareness day announce observed the main terminal and it was PTSD awareness day and nominee people know of that day so we were bringing awareness to almost the every year throughout the United States and anyone any age can get ptsd and it can occur when people have experienced or witnessed horrifying deal that involves physical harm or the died by suicide in three weeks in June twenty one thousand nine hundred this number represents a spike in suicide for police officers John Violante expert with Suny buffalo said develop PTSD and tragically there's a very real connection between PTSD and suicide This report that's upcoming is entitled making sense of Veterans Veterans compared to people who have never served bring that number down into male and female veterans highlights a shocking statistic male veterans kill themselves at a rate nineteen percent suicide and it contains many critical facts about this complex topic suicide among veterans twenty two percent higher than for people never the threat of physical harm war veterans children people who had been through physical or sexual assault abuse accident surviving shooting or other serious events can the day itself but it became an official remember. It's back in two thousand ten is attributed you staff sergeant job beal he served two tours of duty unlikely to own and know how to handle firearms than civilian women it's worth highlighting the high suicide rate among male vets also connected to gun use since guns are much more ride remains a pretty rare event and you can't ever ask someone who has actually taken their own life above the reasons according to most recent data that twenty two percent stat is higher than civilian men female veterans die by suicide at a rate one hundred fifty percent higher than civilian women pretty clearly because veteran women are so much more often fatal than pills or other methods but talking about limiting access to guns gets controversial really quick some that's designed their own safeguard sort of designated driver dark moment the Department of Veterans Affairs is also taking action in two thousand seventeen rolled out a futuristic program called reach vet which uses predictive analytics to check in on veterans who made a profile for suicide the program is making more than thousand calls a week still the va knows that they're not reaching enough veterans of the for their guns when they're feeling low they call a trusted buddy to take their guns out of the House we'll give their spouse the key to the gun safe that prevents a spontaneous fatal decision and twenty veterans who die by suicide each day fourteen were not getting va care which shows that maybe va care helps but it needs to be reaching more vets not really identify and address six priorities one that we promote the use of self care skills to that we identify those at risk return Leeann and it was part of the testimony that was presented before the House oversight and Reform Subcommittee on National Security which just happened in May may eighth twenty nineteen I think that number needs to be setting there's twenty a day that's the kill themselves in our country so Twenty veterans die each day by suicide in the past decade the total number of deaths among veterans from suicide is more than the total of deaths five that we provide and appropriate response when a suicide does occur and six that we restrict access to lethal means the means by which peop during the Vietnam War it's widely acknowledged that we need a public health approach to address the challenge of suicide we need comprehensive approaches that old shoes to die by suicide to address the problem of suicide among the veteran population I recommend that we expand and improve the US healthcare system served in the military it's not the obvious reason you'd think their rates of suicide or justice high among vets who never deployed to a war combat but it's a really complex thing to study because this next report we've got coming up is actually contains some valuable advice and recommendations for helping and preventing veteran suicides this overview is by providers deliver the right course we need to ensure that parody is fully implemented and enforced to ensure that we are providing that workforce and we need to ensure that we have enough mental health professionals and we need to ensure that they are delivering evidence based approaches for mental health problems treatment can work seventy percent of veterans die by a firearm and we need to ensure that we restrict access to these lethal means among those who are at highest risk three that we enhance our crisis intervention and response capabilities for that we provide high-quality mental health care to those in need So at this point I wanted just introduce you tie as a person who is an expert in this subject and you served skills and capabilities that they need to attend to the population's needs and finally we need to restrict access to firearms among veterans who are at risk for suicide sites are done you know at home after combat or when they're in between deployments and that sort of word the P. T. S. suicide is the tenth leading cause of death among adult Phoenix had states and for veterans a particularly large problem we know that needed so that's that's critical thank you for sharing that and I just also mentioned that one other fact I have is that among veteran and armed forces suicide victims are identified as currently having a mental health problem so seventy three percent have been diagnosed with depression and fourteen percent had post traumatic stress disorder thirteen the military and that's why I'm very happy to be hosting with you today so especially on this important topic and again just listening to the recommendations that the reporter had stayed it kind of bring that other element to gag whereas a lot of these stats that come out I try to find a theory of why they're being most food and all the information we've covered your experiences as far as the PTSD awareness day vigil we had Right I feel like I do the definition comes from whether they're reliving these moments and they're going through this so when the stack came up that I was out of the twenty a day the There used to be this huge stigma I had a top secret clearance and there's a stigma towards self identifying herself as having any kind of mental or emotional issues are they're not able to reach the people because they don't really have the manpower or the ability to get everyone Looked at as that the heightened state of war is now kind of bleeding over into real life I think that's the key thing with this disorder is things that are normally everyday stressful or blown out of it split real world from war and they kind of blended into each other and it's very difficult for someone to do that emotionally and it does it does affect you running back and forth while they're commuting and then to just see our beautiful each bees to stop and then read the placards and we I saw a they're trying
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T. to sign up at fifty dollars to your account when you do the same and the companies do things that help the world yes but it's about the direction you know one thing comprises littler things it's not little things rising compressed yes prized just a a kind of a bastardisation it's fine the English language is it's a it's a it's a living breathing thing is still recording I hope not hamlet in his words carry less meaning there was that story that revealed that a whole swaths of his schedule or now taken up by executive time which means watching cable news and eating are we listen to order pounders and it's like I could do that job there's always difference between what a president says aw it's true it does feel like it matters less I think it feels like it matters less because it matters less and the reason it matters less is because he does less of the job arise right is that right the fund comprises the seven portfolios comprised of companies actively addressing actually but I'm just trying to fix the word comprised of I think who means less of what he says is less willing to tell the truth who lies about so much so often and what's interesting is to see that there is still a price for that the president does there's always a space between their promises and what they actually achieve and the language that's just true enough not to be alive but there's never been not in our lifetimes of president four and what comes after it is supposed to be something that organizes the government's thinking that lets us know through the president's words what the president plans to guide his administration to do over the and the price is it doesn't fucking matter what he says in the state of the union it just doesn't matter it has no connection to how he governs your state of the unions are supposed to sit between what comes thing about the people in the box illustrating the points it's a silly thing I believe in education there's a child up there it was very stupid we have to fix but this year was also especially stark first of all he does usual thing of using a yes year does anyone believe that that's what we saw so that's a now look arable tragedy that affected a family to malign an entire class of people but he also had World War Two veterans up there and he had buzz Aldrin there and it's a little bit like look up there there's the America we remember the good one the one that was against the Nazis this and a bunch of people shouting USA at the worst person in the country I will also say that Buzz Aldrin almost let me in the face once that's real President Obama the president he was going to deliver a speech about the space this that's the proud America up they're not like what's down here with me and program at NASA and I worked on the speech so I was on the trip and I find myself in a van with Buzz Aldrin and I should say that even though Buzz Aldrin I do believe almost punched me in the face he is not the villain in the story so we're in this man and it's actually you know there's some contradictions here there's some competing versions Bill Burton who is a great communications person who now works for Howard Schultz so we all yeah I mean it's obvious how we feel about that we don't dwell on it and of events but basically what happened so I mean this van and it's me run chowdhry who is a great videos that Obama produce when he was president and I'm so excited because this Buzzer Hong Tran I mean the man has walked on the surface of the fucking moon and that's still something only Americans have done you know we can say that for at least another six or eight months China puts a flag on our fucking moon I'm GONNA lose it I'm not joking around I shouldn't mean at I know it's just a symbol but if they put a flag on our fucking moon I'm GonNa lose it Dr Moon we were there we're GonNa talk about anyway I will say at some point in the conversation Buzz Aldrin pointed out that he shared publicist with Barbara streisand. Now it doesn't go very well and I realize hindsight you know the guys like a daring gruff pilot that's not my speed I don't I can't relate to somebody I can try this is where the story there's competing versions about what happened next all I will say as someone in the van you said that makes sense you have so much in common in many ways you're like the Barbra streisand of space I our our moon so I was so excited to meet Buzzer I'm in the Van I'm sitting in the Roy turn around and I tried to make conversation and when I say that both Aldrin turned a shade of Red in his eyes went so white and so wide television that they have HDR it's so that can see more kinds of colors you can only see the color that Buzz Aldrin turned if you have a properly set up HDR television with the latest HD cables you need that proper to point to an shake that's for no one now settled over the van like a Fart and we in that van sat in total silence for the remainder of the ride to Cape Canaveral I was in a van with a man who walked on the Moon State of the Union State of the Union anyway it was terrible it will mean nothing and that's the price stupidest bucket assholes that is some Marky mark and John C Reilly in the UH and I ruined the ride to Cape fucking canaveral the point is aw I of course immediately in a way that's uncomfortable to describe apologize said it was a joke and a silence what are you applauding. Also let's just look at this shit there is going to be peace and legislate Russian there cannot be war and investigation it just doesn't work that way we got beat by the pays for being a liar also I don't know if it's the LSD talking but the only part of the speech I liked is when Nancy Pelosi unhinged your jaw and eight Mike Pence wasn't so stupid it would be terrifying it was stupid you'd hear the words which are going to start a work people don't stop investigate eating me from a godforsaken rhyme is that was a presidential speechwriter. It's not actually it's fucking assholes show up all right obviously the person writing these speech is C. Plus Santa Monica Fascist Stephen Miller in Dane Uma of boogie nights snorting coke and trying to record an album is the dumbest fucking shit I have ever heard we hard trying to make lyrical but not too lyrical you wanna sound majestic but you still want to sound like a human being memorable phrases but nothing to q easy so really it was a really hard job to get really stressful hard job to do work on it you can either have war and investigations or you can have peace and legislation soundbites nothing sounds to political you read old speeches you think about what Ted Sorensen would say you search through the states of the Union you think about lines this speech writing was so bad it's like let's put the racism aside for a moment that's how bad the writing is all right let's get into it what a week scary please welcome back Eliza mastermind ago you have banned as most of you know right now things are not looking great Virginia Democrats we're recording breath enough about this speech there's a lot more news to get you I wanNA bring out our fantastic panel she is a writer comedian youtuber you can Joe Badger races writing has to be for the racism to be the second thing you notice they do now hello hi is it. Starting now next up she's the CO host of Showtime's The circus contributing editor at the Atlantic author future face please welcome back Alex Wagner what kind of godforsaken choices that unbelievable whatever it's the only thing we'll remember and we'll forget into week all right and AK robes then Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax who would succeed Northam has now been accused of sexual assault by a college professor accusing him of misconduct is everyone in Virginia government going to be brought down by a black face scandal until we have to pick a new leadership with that song where they get something about helping the reporters pass over them route north is under pressure to resign after photos from his nineteen eighty-four Medical School Yearbook surface showing people in Black face and order her book obviously now welcome back friend of the pot Accua Hughes thanks to see you John Nice to see you and she's The New York Times bestselling author of who thought this was a good idea at a very special contributor crooked medias I don't know what this means but it says here are some Democrats have taken to marking their doors with lamb's blood what that's going to do I don't even know what it means mid week I don't know where we're going to be when the show comes out on Saturday scandal is moving through the upper reaches of that government like the black plague people in mass to Sing Yeah Yeah it's GonNa be exactly like the show I mean listen I am from the South and we we've been new on you mental especially to healthcare reproductive rights congressional redistricting Akilah you're from Kentucky the reason I'm asking you it's never surprising when those terrible cub cap kids got sort of like found out clear what they're talking about his been in effect since one thousand nine hundred seventy three since Roe v Wade this is not some new democratic like listen I'm hoping for right his explanation while taken out of context also wasn't like deft here we have this man who's trying to say I mean thousand four and if the Gov- Lieutenant Governor and the AG after them the fourth in line for the job is a Republican Kirk Cox became a house speaker after a close race with a name being drawn out of a fucking ball if Republicans take over the governor's mansion while controlling the legislature of the damage can be this started in part because North was defending a bill meant to protect women's health and rights around third trimester abortions. His words were vision that women are just walking around talking about it is like one percent of all abortions that happen after the twenty four week mark and it is for nonviable fetuses or women it's it's not something that's done like oh I'm not feeling like this was a good nephew is one of those kids yeah the one black kid I'm not proud I had to cuss him out and I'm like in Kentucky even the black people are racist in a state of the Union I really think that this was like a moment where we went really backwards you know especially by a president who wants cannot context mischaracterized referring to him as advocating for infanticide is a lot of this is what stirred up the interest in searching through his records what about board babies in the third trimester it's hot trash but he does this and then they all latch onto and they're like he's trying to kill babies in the third out that controversy so galvanized the right because it seems like it has set up and it even reached trump state of the union I mean it's kind of like the red meat they were the Athol in and around the medical profession yeah me Akilah so obviously I don't believe northern could've handled there is a long and very ugly racial history relating to experiments tried out medical experiments tried out on black Americans Mr the right so just gleefully tries to paint women who support safe and legal abortion as the anymore and so they've been looking for the right has just been looking for something to releasing their teeth into and so he got caught up in this and they're like we're going to take him down and then all of a sudden it ends up in trump state of the union and I tried to look back and Alex A. or Akilah me no I can't remember the last time abortion was mentioned pro-choice correct right I mean that is part of the trump that is you watch that clip and sure you know it wasn't supposed to be sort of entering the sort of peak of his ethical education and given the racist history that America has it makes it particularly perfectly articulated sentiment but at the same time he was discussing something really hard and painful and he's a doctor I mean the reason we're in the middle of the scandals because his medical school yearbook was insane he was more forthright if he came out there and said look I have learned a lot in my time in public life I obviously regret taking this photo it is racist I was part of a racist institution the same women who are like you know what we're going to go to brunch today and decide if we're going to abort babies for no good reason like they act as if it is is very casual and one of the reasons why the north thing is the fact that it was in a medical school yearbook is so ghastly is because here's someone who's taking him kind of racism was prevalent the reason they believed it was acceptable because they lived in a racist culture in a racist school where it was totally acceptable. Do you believe that that I listen there's going to be fifteen more people who were like we didn't know we did like a all white remaking the wiz is there any value to him saying something that is more truthful now whether or not it gets out of this fucking morass I mean yeah the thing is like the keyword is now all saying like when I put the black face on you can't use too much shoe Polish because that stuff is hard to get off and it's like wait a second do how do you know that one conversation Progressive Oath yes and is in the middle of their medical school education dressed in black face whether Michael Jackson or in the photo in the yearbook at the precise time that he oto you're absolutely right like he should've come out and said that and even now like I don't think it would hurt the Democratic Party because I think look everybody's worried seen on this place called twitter is conversation that basically says that the one thing that's going on as an honest conversation about the fact that this so much I could have been anybody it also like how racist is it that you think all black people look the same even when you're in black I feel like you did a great speech for him a week ago when all the stuff happened I mean we all just sat back and watch this guy it as a surprise that is what you see happening in Virginia is at throws Alex here's the brass tacks everybody's worried because it's all right all of these Democrats are going down we're GONNA end up with this Republican guy that nobody wanted a fishbowl didn't even really want like someone probably linked up piece of paper so implacable I'm waiting for it I'm ready fucking Elissa yes my being punished us more poorly first admitting to it than denying to it than threatening to moonwalk during the spiel and then hey he got chosen fine I highly doubt that we're not gonNA find a black face picture of him I mean come on but it took a Republican he put in his campaign but his record is not that he was not someone that had a position on taking down confederate statues until after heather higher was killed in Charlottesville and it became clear like you said he didn't know if it was him in the picture he didn't know if he was in the hood or the black like I'm like damn hard for white people like God I was doing sharp relief the choices that black voters in particular have to make like bay New Right North that's are like twenty twenty stance all of it surprised at what you don't like white people are like a Democrat that in this economy not to undermine I think the importance of embracing a more progressive stance when it comes to race but north is not some champion right and I think racism right and to have leaders of the sort of progressive side of the aisle who are so clearly morally compromised I think is really before nineteen fifty was pretty much that so we could all just say like hey it was chill and like we're sorry because it's not chill anymore that would really make the right side and a wrong side of history and then there was a very astute political calculus about how to ride into office by gaining minority votes in a particular moment which is and racists but it did go to medical school he did go to Medica- and it was a you know it's a reminder that in this abortion interject though because I think you know yeah but also if you look at who was before he was elected right he wrote into office saying he was going to be some kind of advocate for civil rights in progressive reformer operating as citizens in a democracy where there are huge questions on the table and a raging debate about systemic and individual to read what was your reaction to seeing letter today I mean it all smacks a lot of Dr Blazey Ford same law firms same I mean same Russian why people came here because it was racist it wasn't like we came here because chill like yeah people black bass they made a lot of money on like every movie that he had been making false statements about her and also points out that she is a lifelong Democrat actually doesn't want to say anything more than this it's an incredibly compelling and difficult letter well at least this guy's not wintering people really like that and I just wanted to keep that energy when you think about this situation I do think though like we are there's a substantive and genuinely good reason obviously for him to leave office but it would be wrong to pretend that it wasn't on also on people's minds that don't worry there is Lieutenant Governor People in Virginia particularly the were probably like oak will vote for him he doesn't he's not saying they're good people on both sides like some people in office amen created in this particular moment when a lot is being asked in terms of ethical and more moral clarity and that's why I don't know if north of assaulting me like it doesn't work for anyone like where's Dr Blazey like if you think about this woman the example she looks to is Dr Blazey from a lot of different quarters and I think we could pretend otherwise but it is hard to ignore that part of the rationalization was it's obviously important that he'd go it's an important message who's a Democrat is an attorney general who's a Democrat and then the story breaks about Justin Fairfax what are you guys make I mean this letter we're recording award what happened to her she came forward against her will she was basically outed she did what she thought was her patriotic duty she came forward before Cavanaugh was actually room seems situation same earnestness same like no one seeking the spotlight like no woman was like you know how I'm going to get famous I'm gonNA accuse someone to deb Cats Christine blase Ford's lawyer rate after Cavanaugh was confirmed and I don't think they think of it as a lost I don't think they think Christine Bazi now like an hour or like years from now let's just say it like guess what America is racist it has been racist the pick and then she sat in front of Congress and testified and he is a Supreme Court justice and she still has protection she still in hiding right so why would any woman think you know what this is fucking great idea and she did it right saying this to me but we were having like sort of a frank discussion backstage about like I don't even remember what the scandal was at this point there's always scandals right you said decency only matter and actually stay in office at or should stay in office so let's talk about that per second because it so the photo breaks and there's an immediate call on him to resign be gained by coming forward with something so painful and sharing it with the world which is what she's done can I just say one thing though I mean I is on Wednesday Vanessa Tana professor put out this incredibly wrenching compelling detailed statement outlining when she came forward who she and why she came forward to allege sexual assaults against Justin Fairfax why she felt compelled to release a statement in part because she actually didn't want to be part of this but she felt and she did it because she became consumed with the fact that this person was literally going having solidarity with other women in taking into consideration victims accounts in sort of the way we treat narratives around sexual predation and sexual abuse and I'm not saying fail up and so I think that we should start from a place of believing women because there's nothing ah but to your point that's how black people feel voting all the time like we don't vote in America like we're like in terms of incentives I think more women like this woman that's right now against Fairfax feel like you know what like Cabinet Gabby on the supreme it's just a kind of victim lost in the whole cabinet confirmation thing I mean I think they really think of that hearing confirmation process a turning point in women that she was brave and so that's why I think that we start from a place of believing women something that you want said to me John which I think about all the time and I don't even know if you remember swell investing aims to change swells online impact investing platform that allows you to make smart investments that align with your values the offer seven portfolios comprised of companies actually here and so it's going to be brought up all the time and it's going we're going to be held accountable for our problems because we actually care to be better in what I guess I'm struggling lake every person who's ever been in office it was in black face at some point and I think that that is not something that you can just walk away from but it's also like listen there's here's if decency matters to you and that's how the Republican Party seize it where it's like yeah they flaunt their black face they fought their horrible things they don't give a shit but like Democrats gone now you know if that's you ask seven people like wasn't there were other black face people who weren't in the but it matters it does matter but what she didn't think it would be easy she didn't do this because she thought it would be right he or she knew that it would result in what she wanted it to result in good he's running he's he's stumping on black face being human right and I think if we could just have honest conversation with an all of this right now where it's like you know obviously there's nothing that you can say about talking sexually assaulted somebody okay everybody's done black only learned today on twitter generation of white people in this country who thought it was fine forever and they're still alive and they're still in office and whatever and so it's like I guess what is important to me is that we don't like I do worry that we're going to get stuck with this shitty Republican guy he's like yeah no I think black faces great believe it doesn't matter to me and so how do we rectify that as a party like the hardest black to fight is a black face in their hearts poetry literally racist right but you know we just had a president that gave the state of the Union that demonized refugees and had a specific me as a Democrat or as a person in America but Steve King is allowed to spout racist sentiment for sixteen years before the Republican Party decides to do something about it and what black should lead you is a deeper conversation about okay what is racism and what is racist and who's embracing it right the mother leave it is brought to you by borough borough is reinventing the furniture space from shopping to shipping to living to moving sabe leave high quality furniture should be more accessible that's Semitic celebrated World War veterans and the triumph over anti-semitism but at the same time embraces of of white nationalism which has Siemian honestly I think those things look nice another I like kind of eclectic thing cool I I learned about eclectic furniture from frazier that was the style he described himself as having frazier that'd be bro and we're back now time for a game called okay stock school she 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They can't take away all your money and accomplish this since willful and malicious ignorance that is Alexandria a Cossio Cortes this demagoguery it's about time she'd be called out using stop when did Orville red marker gets so angry girl when they started making skinny pop it's also worth pointing out that it's interesting the tropes right like Braga Obama was like a secret socialist with a grand plan right he was a secret Muslim Socialist. That's can it's been a while we can finally talk about it I saw the birth certificate yeah he's a secret American tell us fortieth week abortion is not infanticide but rather just shorts birth is an AFC as a socialist because she's ignorant this is again and again any thoughts keep rolling and the green new deal is going to be school that's where he really that's where it all clicked but she's just dumped right like Braga Obama gets you have a secret master plan that's why he's a socialist but the only they will map these people I don't know docking haunts for social as I just parts of the many of the presidential campaign presidential candidates campaigns well think about who talking about this is the party not to change the subject yeah you really can't pull the plug at that point that maybe I'm in your house appear also feed me I I'm losing the thread with this bizarre Bill Nye right like he widely what to do with abortion like I don't really think that that's a say it's like it's untold takeover America Institute Socialism probably now from Occidental he didn't get the ideal Columbia let's be honest but the really probably not too hard as I said before we went from socialism to abortion and now we're on immigration I just feel like this guy's losing his own thread and I don't get it you bet baby abortion I mean when you get the when it comes out like it's here become out at three weeks yeah doc autopilot where you start like the same thing where it's like I want people to have equal things and also these people want what are you like socialism mm-hmm abortion black people also his friend is English and I'm wondering why he's so invested but continue awesome take on the roads no that's why it was so sneaky but uh but like Rago Mama's a secret Muslim socialist who's been plotting since the time he was at Oxford and it also shows us what's going on immigration basically what you have time okay okay stop I forgot the Catchphrase Weight Stop Okay Okay Stop Yeah Yeah Yeah Oh that was subtle bringing Latin American values I just WanNa see save values be specific borough spell it out to simulating them they are assimilating us and they wanna bring the kind of socialism got destroyed and you're not lying buyers what does he teach I heard five different kinds of things we're bringing opioids and Latin American values in their caravans it's just like a super what is the latest Taco Bell Burrito I don't know what it's called but it's like Venezuela and frankly Mexico yeah over but just to be clear Venezuela's problems are because of America okay where the Turps what's is that the turps what does that Tortoise Turtle Brennan Similar rant on Brexit Brexit this interview orange it's no longer believes in core American values Ming across the border and they are turning rights they're bringing they got coming over the border they got socialist textbooks considered technically a long term care facility and that's okay stop when we come back I'll sit down with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Fox News because his insurance covered technically being host on Fox business is covered by Medicare which is again ironic right because they hate Medicare but then I'm not ready for the big time that's where Dobbs is currently ensconced that's I think technically they upgraded Lou Dobbs to a single room terrapins did anybody take a class with this applaud if you've taken a classroom him are you lying applauded you've taken a class and these gifts that's Tommy John Dot Com Slash L. 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so trump state of the union yes over it was a night where he truly spoken he's wrapped up every fearmongering dog whistle into one thing they're bringing their Latin American values in the trucks from madman and they're the me too movement she's running for President of the United States don't call Kristen please welcome Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Horrible things and saying divisive hateful things over and over and you just get so frustrated you can't compose yourself I believe that it was at the moment where he said the economy the most comfortable men's and women's underwear on the planet that's not only unexpected but genuinely need it did you hear the shots fired at all of us yeah I haven't and I think it means that you're not just like look listen you can call yourself a professor but you get ready get the fuck out here we're sick of you sick of you take and we're back he's the junior senator from the great state of New York she's a leader in the Senate on female the senator how you doing great this crowd loves you love okay so for the people listening if they haven't seen it I would say that there is a kind of I'm movement basic as it was an old navy hidden Yep I report something about performance lease maybe outraged on your behalf is it working as undermining Hillary Clinton you know here we are two years later this completely unfitted person is standing there do you believe that those explanations for what happened in two thousand sixteen deep wilmer abilities after the election it was obviously a crushing moment for many of us and I really had to figure out why was my state so red on election day enough to explain how we got here or other vulnerabilities in what made it possible for someone like trump to be elevated to this job there for a very long time it's shocking to know that a good number of union members voted for Trump Democrats are the party of workers and the lesson I took from this sentences at some point I I was struggling to pay attention did drift in and out but I did look up and I saw that was we need to spend a lot more time listening understand what's actually going on in all our communities and then fighting for everyone and one of the reasons why I'm running for president is on news shows but this guy because he has a bowtie gets to be on I just think it's fucked it says it says that he's a professor emeritus so I made sure I spent a bunch of time in the places that were read up stain your parts of Long Island a lot of the Hudson Valley and listen to people impressive what was on your mind I would have to say bad word but it was basically are you kidding me because that's all he just kept bloviating and and and then shift in your seat and then there's a side that follows is a fantastic fantastic cy it doesn't belong this unfit qualified there's been a lot of talk about Russia's interference about unfair coverage about the role of misogyny and racism and galvanizing trump's like have either of them ever been even close to Latin America do they know Devika name one Latin Americans online like I just feel like because people need a voice they need someone who will take on the corruption and the greed in Washington that dominates everyone and everything you need to be able to do what's right especially when it's hard you need to fight for other people's kids as if they were your own and I think for too many people they feel like that wasn't true and it's the hottest right now people are talking about how hot it is whatever it was it was so offensive and I couldn't put my mind around it so whenever I see Donald it's what we get really and to me trump actually reminds me a lot of despite his sort of silver spoon upbringing he sounds to me like a lot of the people trump in a forum like that you know we we've sort of gotten a bit used to it but it's still very sat right it's sad to see this person it's depressing to see a person standing there this person financial elite and I'm not only going to blow it up for you and I'm GonNa fight for you and then let's build a wall because he wanted to add his own racist dog whistle a message to divide uh-huh huge twitter also worth remembering that Fox business is like they're they're minor league ball is where they go and the people or is it about racism but do you think Democrats have learned any lessons about Donald Trump's appeal like what what do you what I guess I'd say what changed for you in terms of one thing that always struck me about Donald Trump is he I'm from Long Island anymore so this is a question I like to ask people from New York actually asses of AFC country he's continued to spew that hate over and over again continuing to divide the country and this moment that we're in is so important because if we want the there have been a certain over caffeinated billionaire has recently taken you know he's up yet I haven't got I because it is a weekend for me well you've been accused of of looking like Evgueni player to strip club in several ads the way you dress and John and I were called gap to restore our democracy if we actually wanted direct democracy if we want open government if we want to actually have a voice in our own country we're going to have to fight back as it is a goal and an urgent go but let me explain I ran on Medicare for all in two thousand and six in my upstate New York to two one Republicans only is around what happens to private insurance should ending private insurance as we know it be a Democratic Party goal and do you think it's an urging people goanywhere love it or leave it there's more on the way love it or leave it is brought to you by Tommy John if you're big Valentine's Day surprised because this is a because you won't take on the NRA all of that has to do with greed all of it so let's talk about some of that greed ed I'm worried about access to healthcare I'm worried about being dropped because of a pre existing condition or too much deductible or co payer or holders not to their patients their goal is actually to make money every quarter pay their CEOS millions of dollars and they put a big enormous fat in the system enormous how you approach campaigning based on the fact that someone like Donald Trump was able to get through and how just how you talk to people well Donald Trump ran is the great disruptor he's district and the reason I ran on that message was because I listened I traveled around the district ask people what's on your mind what's your worry overwhelmingly they said it seems that fell company shop limited edition Valentine's Gift Sets and get twenty percents off your first order at Tommy John Dot Com Slash L. 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T. if you're still looking for Valentine's gift the system because their priority is their returns and their profits they deny an extra day in the hospital or a certain medicine because compare the quickest way you really get to Medicare for all is you create a by an and so we wrote four percent of income for the first four years anyone can buy in that as but if Democrats don't take the message that we need to change what's happening the fact that legislations written in the dead of night the fact that you can't take he called supporting Medicare call Medicare for un-american you can't paint on access to Medicare you've sign onto Bernie's bill for a single payer plan one of the debates we've had oh I love that and we explained will clearly what will happen is you'll create competition in the system because the for profit insurance companies their obligations to their share that I knew from working class long island kind of tone that understood how to relate to people and I think one of the questions that's been asked you know there's been this silly kind of bifurcated debate like is it about white working the OPIOID crisis because you won't take on the drug companies the fact that you can't have healthcare is a right and not a privilege because you won't take on the insurance companies the facts that you can't keep a community they will make more money if they do not because it will make you healthier so describing this to the district and the people who live there was something that they fully understood said Yeah we'd love more competition we'd love enough for completely replacing the private insurance system do you think that even in a system where there's a period of time where people can buy in do you think that we're talking enough about the politic hard as we possibly can because he promised people he would change the system for them he he didn't mean it he's not going to do it he lied to everyone honestly premiums and so I said well how would you feel if you could buy into Medicare at a price you can afford would that work for you that'd be open to you no matter what Medicare for all and they said if there's a private sector market that's still working God bless them that's their issue our issue is universal coverage that is quality access to Medicare and truly single payer and at the same time I think that there's some concern on the part of people that are proposing more access and public option type programs that someone all and the truth is a lot of people really did feel left behind a lot of people throughout the state felt that no one was fighting for them and perhaps not fighting for them aren't worrying enough about the transition period and you've talked about this transition where those an access period but a new CNN poll found that among people who support National Insurance Program they do not support is anyone can afford and if you think if you're a middle class person who works hard you think about your own budget four percent of your income is less than you're paying today for whatever and not a privilege which I think the majority of Americans if not all Americans believe if you believe that healthcare should be a right and not a privilege then I have a public option so that's what I ran on when Senator Sanders was working on his bill I asked if I could write the part about the transition because to me the quickest way you get to see Fabulous Lipid Zahran I can hear what's next clapback S- shame I like Senator Gillibrand okay so obviously you know the Democratic Party is facing clinch the providers you don't need the middle man so I don't think they're gonNA compete I don't think they survived this process because they are too concerned with their own profits so one healthcare centers not to the insurance companies and the truth is you don't need a middle man you don't need a middleman if you believe that healthcare is a right you should make sure you have universal access that's affordable the quickest way to do that is Medicare for all having the not for profit public option it gets you to single payer fastest question about this on the one I think there's been this criticism the laugh that there's a lot of Democrats out there that are trying to blur the difference between in terms of health and wellbeing that should be covered in a medicare for all structure so your Medicare so when I get this tightened up you can pay for that yourself McCoy's of having a not for profit public option whose goal is to make sure you are healthy and have the medicine you need and the care that you need instead of an insurance company that's goal is make sure that their shareholders get a quarterly profit it's not even going to be a close decision people are gonNA choose to give the money directly to the doctors to the hospitals to the Democrats you spoke out against Senator Al Franken do you believe based on any blowback for that took enormous courage and you could tell from her statements that it causes her grave grave trauma to relive the worst full ramifications even if it's the right thing to do the political ramifications of telling people that they're private insurance may go away to tell anybody anything I think if you just give them seriously so they can be investigated and that's why we want to talk about believing survivors because if you don't take that first steps to say okay to reach out to the Washington Post in two thousand seventeen you've taken strong stances on sexual harassment sexual misconduct sexual assault in the military the Senate judiciary you've done it even when it were to blame survivors they want to retaliate against survivors whether you're talking about a college campus or you're talking about the US military or you're talking about the NFL let's investigate you're never going to investigate the problem with sexual assault in this country is that institutions do not believe women they will want to put it under the rug they want three of her life not only does it have to be received by US it has to be taken very seriously and it has to be investigated you have to take these allegations one of her life the reason why we talk about believing survivors as something that's really important is because for her to come forward with this story private insurance you have and so what's going to happen is you're going to have enormous competition and I don't think for profit providers will be able to compete because they have to have that layer of fat based on what you've learned so far do you believe that Justin Fairfax should resign let me say this I I think what Dr Tyson did and coming there's so much institutional bias against a survivor in favor of the powerful every single time so I think there has to be a full investigation is incredible turmoil out of Virginia not only the scandal around black face around governor north them and the attorney general on Wednesday a woman accused Virginia Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax of Sexual Professor Vanessa Tyson she issued a statement it's graphic and wrenching describing the assault ashamed she felt the fact that the movement spurred I thought her story was was deeply disturbing and credible so there must be an investigation you and affordable care for everyone I don't think there's going to be a role for an insurer because if you want if you want to get plastic surgery you can pay for that Asian of Democrats knowing that say in the case of Virginia policies like access to healthcare the protection of rights under Roe v Wade voting rights all these things could be at stake the next at the end of the day the question you have to ask is do you value women because you're saying all those things are more important than women and survivors off when the consequences are about somebody who's good at their day job when the consequences are about the party and your priorities and what's GonNa happen a process he wanted those were his decisions but the question you ask is a broader question which is when the consequences are about somebody asked and said listen Theo let's be clear you can't grow a woman anywhere on her body without her consent and you can't forcibly kissed a woman without her consent and it's not okay always and the conversations I was having home with my fifteen year old theo whereas like mom why being so mean to Al Franken well my heart rate starts beating very loudly and very as someone who has been at the forefront of these movements and issues for seven years I decided I could no longer be silent on the issue and as a mom with young allegations all the ones you hear over and over again you have to be concerned about the institutional bias against the not power hard but that is when you have to do what's right especially when it's hard thank you Senator Gillibrand before we the first portrayal of being raped or assaulted it's the second betrayal of being betrayed by the institution that you love and so for all of these disbelieved by their commander but then retaliated against because they came forward that person's life is destroyed for sometimes forever because it's not you know with Senator Franken there were eight allegations that were corroborated of the time and the eighth one happened to be a congressional staffer and tab shareholder value they have to have that quarterly profit and so through competition you will get to single payer and you will get to healthcare and all the money that you spend on it going direct the one who promised he would blow up the system and he lied to the American people and said I'm going to blow up the system I'm going to blow it up for you and that the system is rigged and it's raked by the political it's not okay for Senator Franken so that had a lot of clarity for me at that moment and it doesn't mean he wasn't entitled it but it sounds like you'd want to see where that investigation goes so you did receive blowback for your decision to call an Al Franken to resign how do you weigh calling for the residence S. because because that's what's happening every day in the US military I can't tell you the stories when you meet a service member who has been brutally raped by someone in their own unit not only all against the survivor who tends to be more junior or a less powerful and so two commander they think that survivors dispose now it's time for a game called Queen for a day since two thousand twelve grover norquist conservative activists and the only person ever to be visited by it goes on Christmas who learned the lesson that tiny tim is responsible for his own fucking problems has asked Republican candidates for office assigned his pledge committing them to his core values let you go you have agreed to play a game with US guys give it up or center the whether they're male or female and I don't think that's okay I don't think you can make these deals with the devil to say only this once bill and I need the one who's accused because he's so great at his day job I've literally been reading documents and information about when a commander Deci yeah that's good enough extra stuff that's there for you if you want to pay for it but in terms of got me I'm just going to get this just a little yeah rights that we have to make sure this is no longer part of his record because he's so good at his day job it just goes to you do you value women and do you value survivors and I think it's hot yeah I don't even know and also the risk of an Jamal Buoy is written really eloquently about this in the times of focusing too much on black face because it's Darren criss stop it I'd like to start my own pledge for the next two years I'm going to print presidential candidates no taxes no elimination of tax deductions no rules just right outback steakhouse and since I consider myself the grover norquist of liberals attracted yeah the no why why so important a law wrong there should never be a time where you can't get fries that's the correct answer Emmett capping the number of grinch movies that no more grinch movies I think they're kind of cute I like them day if you're waiting for someone to back out of a parking spot and the person just sitting there with their car in reverse can you hit the horn yes I think he's very busy we can you talk to him will you put a stop to this madness and force a vote on a constitutional actly because different different he'd love preferences compromise lost art unity all right agree or does he or not I like I like all kids shows take that back to Iowa all right how many times can can a person order delivery before eliminate daylight savings and never let the American people see dark before five pm again no joke sleeper issue so successful and popular how often should their partner listen to an episode at least once a week at least one is planners were full psychopaths I am terrible at going in the front way anyway so I'd be conscious it's less helpful to me I have to get up at five thirty it's really dark and I don't like it and I get my ass out of bed and I go let's see it says here agree or disagree is it okay to say why are you limiting the hash brown time honestly I I mean that my beauty Westchester people for a second as president would you do anything to Stop Westchester people from sticking their fancy noses up about long island because I'd rather be dark in the morning I don't want us to be dark in the morning I get up early I work out at six it's not helpful to me versatile but correct if it's up to you when should McDonald stop serving Hash browns and switched to French fries never Asian have Hash Bounds all day artisan no but on this issue we crossed the divide we the common ground if someone is the host of a weekly political podcast which is this was a week and go back and do the faves overtime yeah racks is that it's not not happening it's not happening all I needed I'm being hugged thank you be queen for a day you're going to set whatever policies you want will you honor these pledges are you ready ready on day one do you pledge is legally sad this there's absolutely no limit alright what is the line of demarcation here we come back a game about lobbying don't go anywhere is more you my spin class and I do my pilates and my yoga and I'm in bed by ten for Filibuster to bag for upstate New York where does it begin Albany it begins in Albany Albany I'm sorry it's not it's Hudson Valley before you got it you'd one queen for a day once again everybody please give it up or Senator Gillibrand thank you so much you think that Mrs Malan has paid high enough of price here involvement or her complicity her silence standing by I don't think people want to be treated the way people on island tree people so it's sort of a tough issue I'm not saying there's no heroes in this I'm sick of their ship I you know I really I I think we should treat others the way we want to be treated upstate as President New Yorkers would say Westchester is upstate let's and I mean people in New York City let's talk about those that's what should happen to them the people who are people who I'm hypothetical Albany you are if you're in Albany your upstate or and above you got all the need above follow up the Hudson Valley's the Hudson Valley point was don't limit the Hash browns I don't understand with the temperature of the friar you can have both Bash Brown and the fries that's fine with me that's fine with me what are you doing I think you can tap in you can tap it how do you feel about people who back into parking spaces American democracy a beautiful and proud system where every single one of our voices council sane and where we can all influence I'm from Long Island what do you think should happen to the people who locks certain gay nerds in blue recycling bins in one thousand nine hundred ninety eight in policy so long as we put our heads down put in the work and form a multimillion dollar lobbying group for the third year in a row the amount of 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"The episode of the weeds is brought to you by the British stream British fastest filter ever. No more waiting the British stream filters as you fill it. So you get cleaner great tasting water fast. Get your British stream today at Amazon, WalMart or target. Honestly, I kind of like I left the gym today. And no one I I was like checking my phone. I'm already to be governor state of genius. Oh, man. Hello. And welcome to the weeds on the vox media podcast network. I am Sarah cliff sitting in today for Matty laziest who is not here. I don't know where he is here with Jane kosten Dylan, Scott. So we're here to talk about the state of Virginia, which seems to be in a bit of a state of dumpster fire. I believe is the technical term for what's going on there. And I I am here to announce my run for governor of the state of Virginia. It's I refuse to move to the state of Virginia. But honestly, I think that's probably for the best. I mean, given the record we've seen some Virginians. You know, it gives you a standup jobs outsider. Need to come in take charge. So I think we should start because a lot has happened in the course of like what one week she won ways. Right about this. Like, you run us through like what actually like leads us to this moment of dumpster fire that we are in so Virginia governor Ralph Northam somewhat recently made some comments about an abortion law that's being considered in the Virginia legislature. That got a lot of attention from conservatives the law. I don't know how much we want to go into the details. Basically it rolls back. Some of the abortion restrictions in the state, particularly for third term abortions. Which obviously are usually undertaken only in the most dire of circumstances. And I think it's fair to say the governor north of made some inelegant comments about the law, and some conservatives, basically construed as an endorsement of killing babies. President Trump actually made an allusion to during his state of the union address. And so I think that made a governor north sort of the the villain of the week for a lot of people in right wing media. And so some pictures began to surface from his medical school yearbook in nineteen Eighty-four that showed two people in one in black face and one dressed in KKK robes. And so that immediately became a story the Virginian pilot and the Washington Post got a hold of the yearbook as well. So we knew that this was real. And then that's kind of win thing started snowballing very quickly. I governor northbound said that sort of acknowledged that he was one of the people in the picture and apologized they're pretty rapidly a lot of calls for him to step down. And that was all that was last Friday when the pictures came out, and he initially apologized was last Friday by Saturday. He was actually walking back that apology saying he wasn't actually one of the people in the in the photo. And that he would not be stepping down. Anytime soon. And so that that was that was kind of the the launching point. And so he had a lot of national Democrats and Democrats in the state saying the north of needed step down for obvious reasons and waiting in the wings was Lieutenant governor Justin Fairfax who is black. I think it's worth noting. He had just gotten a lot of attention for sitting out a Robert E Lee tribute in the state Senate. And so there were a lot of you know, Tim Kaine Bernie Sanders, there are a lot of national Democrats who said north should step aside. We have Justin Fairfax readies step in. Well, then earlier this week. It was revealed that there had actually been sexual assault allegations made against Justin Fairfax in two thousand four a California professor named Vanessa Tyson has now came up come at came out with a full statement detailing an incident back then that Fairfax says he believes was consensual very clearly professor Tyson feels differently. And so that that immediately obviously started to complicate things because now you had the governor had pictures in his ear. Book and of people in black face and KKK robes his successor to be Justin. Fairfax now was facing sexual assault allegations third in line for the governor is Mark haring, the attorney general a lifelong kind of public servant, and then we found out yesterday morning that he had also had put on black face at one point in his life back in one thousand nine hundred and it wasn't discovered. He probably. Members there were rumors floating around the Virginia capital, and he proactively came out with a statement acknowledging that he too had worn the black face back in the nineteen eighties apologizing for it saying, it was a one time thing and that he recognized sort of how how bad that that was. And so now, we're in a written a position where all three of the top Democrats, the full kind of governor line of succession have either been implicated in wearing black face at one point in their life or sexually assaulting someone fourth in line for the governor is is the Republican House speaker Kirk Cox who is in that office only because during the two thousand seventeen elections the Virginia house was actually evenly divided between Republicans and Democrats when all was said and done on election day with one election still outstanding in that election was actually tied. And so to resolve that race they pull the name out of a bowl that name was the Republican candidate, which swung the majority in the house to the Republicans and may Kirk. Cox speaker of the house, so yeah, I think that that was my best run. That was really good. That was it's a mess. That's that's that's the tech away in the end. And what gets me is. It was also yesterday that it came out that the Republican head of the Virginia Senate. Yes, he was yearbook editor when of a yearbook in which that also apparently contained a great deal of black face in racist materials, though, he is claiming that you there were a bunch of people who are running as yearbooks. And he didn't really have anything to do with. It haven't figured out where he falls in the line of succession yai somewhere in there. Yeah. Just right above Jane. I again, I am rested. And ready. I j new wrote a really good piece today. Right black face and kind of its role in racism, right? Can you talk a little bit about you? And so I wrote a piece because I think that it's been interesting. How some conservatives have been thinking about this. Because obviously, there's kind of the ha ha. Democrats WPF response, which I think is an entirely logical one. When you watch an entire party, especially when northern was battling at Gillespie in two thousand seventeen a lot of that campaign had to do with race where there was an ad that was not from the northern campaign, but he accepted, I think as an in kind donation that featured a truck with Trump stuff like chasing down small minority children for north. And I think it was also interesting because north is in two thousand nine Republicans tried to get him to switch to being Republican. He voted for George W Bush twice, and it very much was north on at the time. Seeing kind of like what the tea leaves looked like and realizing that if Ed Gillespie who had basically, you know, Steve Bannon even said, the reason why Gillespie would win this election is because he's taken on the mantle of Trumpism because in order to get the Republican nomination. Ed Gillespie had beat Corey Stewart our favorite Neo confederate who then later ran for Senate and lost. But this was a campaign in which race played a really prominent role. It started out that that people thought that maybe they would talk about like taxation, and that was never going to happen. But so there was a lot of folks on the right who were like north. I'm made all these claims, but being this horrible racist. And it turns out that he were black face and the whole thing, and especially because then northbound gave a press conference last Saturday where he d- he said that he was not one of the two people in that picture, but he had done black face to impersonate, Michael Jackson, and then asked his wife like should I moonwalk and his wife, the real hero in the story said, no. But it's been interesting because I think that the idea of black face, first and foremost in my piece, I talked about how there's a piece of national review that said, you know, so many people have done blackface in various millions that to quote, unquote. Cancel all of them would. Would seem unworkable. And Secondly, I think that there were some who attempted to differentiate the algebra sin traditional, quote, unquote, style black face that is to some clearly more racist than for example in one of north owns yearbooks. There's also someone who is doing blackface to pretend to be Diana Ross, and then the quotas like did you ever think Diana Ross would make it to medical school, actually, Diana? Ross is older sibling did go to medical school. Just to be clear. But like that's different that like black faces imitation is perhaps less racist or not racist. There was just ignorant, and I made the point that no, it's absolutely racist. I mean, the chutzpah to believe that by putting on dark makeup or literal shoe polish in the case of wrath north who explained how he did this. Because men we are not sending our best apparently to the Virginia state house. But you know, the idea that you could put. Put on blackness in that sense or attempt to imitate specifically or use kind of someone's identity as a costume. And I think Djamil boo who's a calms note the near at times, he raised the point of blackface is traditionally been you people wore it, not only to insult African Americans. But to attempt to take part in what they believed the black experience was which is one of being like free and cool and interesting. And so even now when you see people wearing black face at like terrible college parties, it's always in this implication, you you can do this. And then you can just put away your responsibilities because now you can take on the mantle of this idea of blackness. It has nothing to do with black people because you are impersonating your own idea of what black people are like you are not impersonating an actual black person. Like, no one asks. And it was interesting also because. You hear some people making these shoes? Well, we thought it was. Okay, back then, and you I I raise the point like you thought it was okay. But African Americans never did Frederick Douglas spoke out against it in eighteen forty eight the N W C P suit went to federal court over Amos and Andy famous famous black minstrel radio show that was moving to television in nineteen fifty one. But, you know, understandably, both Frederick Douglass in the end up bliss EP had a lot of other things to do in eighteen forty eight in one thousand nine hundred fifty one relating to ending the second class stratification of African Americans in the states. And so this comes up sopr- feels like it comes up often not necessarily with politicians though. Now, we're starting the moment people were like, wait medical schools of yearbooks. Like, everybody's getting a apparently the yearbook looked at which my high school year because very boring and Michigan had college yearbooks. But I can't imagine wanting to look at a yearbook of a class of like three thousand people. The idea that this because it's so common that makes it less offensive doesn't make any sense. And the idea that like there's some sort of Grady Asians of face that some black faces more raised in some black faces less risk. And you there is such thing as being as racist. Ignorance there is such thing as racist. Stupidity. Not every work of racism is the type of racism that Saul you thousands of lynchings in the early twentieth century. Sometimes it's the kind of Lynch of racism that makes you believe that you could look like Diana Ross if you painted yourself with shoe polish we'll and as that relates to north on. I think what's been jarring here is like his win in twenty seventeen was abused with a lot of meaning raise. It was the first big election after Trump had come into office came shortly after the crisis in Charlottesville. Right. And so like, it was it was given a lot of like, hey in Ed Gillespie had run a pretty racially tinged campaign. To put it mildly. And so when he won I think it was taken by a lot of people as sort of this victory for kind of progressive values particularly on issues of race. And yet like north was always unlikely champion for those kind of values. I think there was a lot. There is a great deal of projection Jack election of just saying north as kind of the lodestar of Democrats taking back political power when you wrath northbound was not exactly Alexandria, Cossio Cortez throw like as I understand it. He for before Charlottesville. He had kind of waffled on the confederate monuments question. He had said that really should be more of a local issue. It was only after Charlottesville. They said like, well, we should probably put those statues in museums. Obviously he had things in his past that just yeah. Just made him an unlikely messenger that I think has made. That's what made has made this a lot more complicated. I think for a lot of people because yes, they imbued his victory with a lot of meaning that that he himself just as an individual as a politician. Early hadn't earned with his record and his family. And I think like with how this unfolded now leaves at this place that contractors on some of this stuff, you ringing up Jane about you, how come in this might have been in an era. And this of like, I feel like one refrain. I have seen out there in heard as like, well, if we start getting rid of everyone who did black face like who are we going to be left with us? I'm not going to be pimple who did not do blackface. I think there was a sleep piece that made the point that like Democrats should have no compunction whatsoever of like if you have done Blackfish or engaged in that kind of activity or if you are credibly accused of what Fairfax has been accused of. And I think that you're starting to see some conflict among women's groups on how much to confront him about that. But just like, oh, if we get rid of everyone who did blackface, and we'll have gotten rid of everyone apologists who did blackface. And I I'm not have yet. And I'm like, oh, unless officials and I. That it goes to this idea that being an elected official is not right. It is a like a privilege that is bestowed on a really small number of people like it is difficult to run for office at basically every level. You know, in DC if we wanted to run for ANC, I've I had a friend who did so energy our local teeny tiny tiny local government in which you have apparently very angry meetings with people, but even doing that it takes a level of decision making and a lot of effort and the idea that like if we get rid of all of these people who did this. Yes. And then we could replace them with people who didn't. And then that then we have all we can go back to like really big problems and not black face anything. 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So what has happened since you've seen the congressional delegation from Virginia, you know, come out saying he should reside using Terry McCullough, former democratic governor of Virginia a heavyweight and democratic politics saying that he should resign. Even with all that go. I think in a lot of ways in these situations. Parties can be pretty powerful in a way this. I this reminded me a lot of the Anthony Weiner scandal where he was really trying to hold on. And like it just became increasingly clear and snowballing as much as he fought it like he was not going to be able to stay in the house. I don't really know. How this plays out with north up? You know, it doesn't seem like there's actually much grounds for him to be impeached on at this point enj-. It raises an interesting question of is he going to whether this, and I think you actually do see a number of examples of governors people like. Mark Sanford, for example, in South Carolina being able to whether you know, I think that might be what's a little bit different about someone like Anthony Weiner, who's in congress who's serving as one of many versus someone who's at the very top of a state government seems to have more power to weather a storm like this one. And it doesn't seem totally implausible to me that he just might ride out this term, right? As governor that he might, you know, this black face thing. It's going to pass, and it'll just be out there. And we'll have a governor who serving in Virginia who who did this. And you know, that might be the case for everyone who's wrapped up in this at this point that we just kind of move onto the next thing, which seemed very very implausible. If you go back to you know, a week ago at the beginning of Dylan's time line will and that's where the sexual assault allegations against Fairfax and the of Neo Marquette zone black face scandal becomes so important. Because now you kind of have a question of raw power, right? Like Democrats are in isolation. It certainly. Seems like if we were you know, if Democrats were to apply, I think the rules that they would like to apply in these situations. Ralph Northam research should resign, Justin. Fairfax should resign. Marquette should resign. But then you're left with the very uncomfortable reality that that would hand over power of the Virginia state government to Republicans. And so I think that's where we've seen a lot of this waffling. And I think that has empowered north them to sort of hunker down in his office and and ride this out for a little while longer. Right. I it's interesting. I've seen kind of the same concerns about that that you saw a little bit in Alabama special election to replace former attorney general Jeff Sessions where there were credible allegations against ROY Moore. And you saw conservatives having this, you know, the literal back and forth of like I'm going to vote for Doug Jones, not because I like Doug Jones. But because the allegations against ROY Moore are so bad you of him going after teenage girls, essentially, and those are so bad. That I can live with changing the balance of power in the Senate somewhat. If it ensures ROY Moore is not Alabama state Senator. And then you saw other conservative saying like no jug Jones is pro choice. Doug Jones would be very bad for Alabama values and while ROY Moore it. Yeah. This is great. We there was a lot of again yearbooks came up a lot. You know? I I really thought that at some, you know, following high school that I would not ever need to think about yearbooks ever again. But apparently that was wrong. And so, you know, okay. You there there's some questions about the allegations against Moore. But overall, we should circle the wagons. And it goes to something that I'm interested in which both Democrats and Republicans think the other side always circles the wagons always protects the Rhone will only go after the opposition. And yet we see on, you know, in these two cases that that's not always entirely true. Whether or not that results in north. Getting kicked out of office or whether or not that resulted in that decision resulted in Doug Jones victory alternately because I think a lot of the pulling Alabama should a lot of Republicans. Just relax. I'm not doing this. I stay stayed home at didn't vote at all. But there's a lot more context and gray area within each political party when something like this happens because the balance of power matters. But also does the balance of morality, and we even saw that you with how. I know our colleague Laura Mcgann still gets a lot of emails about when Kirsten gillibrand helped push Al Franken out over allegations of sexual harassment. And this idea that like Republicans would have never done that. Why do we have to take the high road like this idea that like both parties simultaneously either always take the higher road or always take the low road? And that it's just not true. Yeah. And it sort of becomes this question of like, you know, when when the I'm not I would never suggest that it was like easy for Kirsten gillibrand say Alfred and should go. But like there wasn't necessarily like a cost. They're like you had a democratic governor who you knew what a point Al Franken's replacement. Right. I also think of the more recent example of a House Republicans in Steve king like there was not much there. You know, he had already won his reelection. And there was just not end. So stripping him of his committee. Assignments was was basically sort of no cost move isn't going to change anything. It wasn't even going to add one more seat to the democratic column and the house it's really the these kind of moments. Doug Jones is a good example. And I think now the the situation in Virginia is another one where like when you're talking about the ultimate swing of power. And or an actual swing in power. And obviously politics is ultimately an exercise of power that that whether you're able and willing to sort of make those difficult choices and live up to your values in those moments is I think the real test of of I dunno political, courage. And that's you know, I think we're being kind of presented with maybe our most stark example of that right now, I think it's also notable Steve king, though, he is still serving in congress. Like, I think that shows know how this is not taken like at the level that we might expect it to be if we have north I'm still serving as governor a year from now we've Steve king serving. Yeah. Congress it feels like it shows an acceptance for this kind of racism for for using black face. You know at the same time, though, I I actually don't understand maybe because you've been looking this Dylan you've a better grasp on this on what can actually be done at this point to Fourche north amount that usually you know, what happens like when I think back to other folks have step down like the Weiner. Anthony Weiner, for example, like it was just the snowballing of calls, and we've basically seen I think, you know, the the Virginia congressional delegation. You know, a lot of prominent Democrats call for him to step down. It seems like the levers are somewhat limited at this point. Yeah, you have public shame in public pressure. But like as I understand it like in talking to a couple of election law professors over the last week like this is not an impeachable offense. By means, obviously you'd need to get Republican by on on that anyway. And and so yeah, you basically, and I think that's where again, the Fairfax inhering situations complicate this a lot, and I do think like basically there's a lot of. Speculation about sort of like how much has Donald Trump top politicians that if you just like battened down, the hatches and ride this kind of stuff out, can you can you survive it? And and I think the other thing that we maybe haven't mentioned that's worth noting is like Virginia is strange and that it has a one term limit for its governors. And so while the future of Ralph north political career beyond being Virginia. Governor might be very might be dead for all intents and purposes, he wasn't ever even going to be running for re election. And so there's just not a lot of levers for a guy constitutionally set in office for the next three years in Kent even run for reelection. Anyway. So right. What can you really do to to to pressure him to to get out of certain point? And especially because I think that you know, I it it kind of actually reminds me not just of Donald Trump, but of kind of Bill Clinton this idea that the allegations against him are very very bad. But on the other hand, you know, his went in. Nineteen ninety eight. When Clinton was impeached by the house, his popularity with voters went up, and I think they're very much a sense of like, okay. This is bad. But he's ours. And I don't think Democrats have that with north though, because I feel as if this very much was in a race that was more about sending a message to Republicans and to Trump. And so I don't think that that kind of loyalty would remain. But I also think that when you start because I think that the gradations would be okay, north should go. And I think I've seen a lot of people saying that north Michigan not just for the photograph itself, but for press conference and like four the efforts to kind of like waffle on whether because he I said that he was in the photograph. And then he said he spoke with people. And now he remembers that he's not in the photograph which raised a lot of questions, namely one where did the Klan robe come from? And to like, how do you? I thought I was in this photograph. But I'm definitely not not photographs doesn't make any sense to me. But I think that if it were just north of I feel as if it's a much easier decision. And I think that that's something, you know. I personally I hope currently hold no power in the state of Virginia for now. But I, you know, I think northern should go. And then I think that the allegations against Fairfax. And then the herring coming out with this. And I also think that a piece of this. That's important. Just for added context is that the photographs like the first photograph of north originally arose on right wing site with connections to actually Corey Stewart's campaign and to ROY Moore's campaign, a big league, politics and Patrick Halley. Who's very well known within Washington conservative media circles because he worked his worst for a lot of conservative media outlets before going to big league politics. And I think that there are some people, especially, you know, some Democrats who really think that this is. Actually, all about Northerns comments on abortion. And if that wouldn't if you wouldn't have said that this photograph wouldn't have come out, and that we wouldn't have this problem at all. But I also think we can't put this back in the box. And at this point, I think for Democrats I understand the reticence to kind of just say like a pox on all of these people. This is ridiculous. And I think that politically it makes a lot of sense to say like, okay, north, I'm should go. But the allegations against Fairfax. We would need a lot more information, which I think is what Virginia Democrats were saying right now, and that herring appears to be willing to take the steps he needs to to apologize, and he came out with that before the photograph was found as far as I know. But I think that politically it makes sense to make that stand. But I don't know if that makes sense kind of on the moral stage that I think a lot of Democrats would hope that they could stand upon. I think the other thing to account for two with north specifically as there was some really good reporting and politico this morning that was like a window into Ralph north last few days and. One of the points. They made is that he's actually spent a lot more time start talking to Republican leaders in the legislature than Democrats. Jane, you mentioned before that Republicans had actually tried to recruit him to their party in the race and just made a tax deal late. Right. And so I think there's increasingly a picture of a guy who knows that. He is basically become a pariah within the Democratic Party. There was also some reporting not I can't confirm it. I'm not I don't know for sure how true it is that north had even considered switching to to becoming an independent. And so I think you've got this picture of a guy who's incr-. Yeah. Who knows that? He's a prior within the Democratic Party, and is maybe willing to sort of accept that an embrace that if it allows him to hold onto power for the time being so Sarah to the point that you kind of launched this entire conversation with like, there may just be a point where Democrats don't have any sway over this guy because he can he starting to think of himself at less as a democrat in more is just like an isolated politician whose whole trying to hold onto the office that he has it brings up an issue. You brought up. In your piece, Jane like, how do you see concert? Like, what's the spectrum of how you're saying conservatives reacting to this, you know, both from the like dunking on Democrats through like he should resign. Or like is there like the space of this was a long time ago? You know, it's not like, how are you? You're saying all of that. I think with regard to Fairfax. I think there is a sense that like after Cavanaugh, and especially since most recently both Fairfax has hired legal representation that Brett Cavanaugh also used and his alleged accuser has hired the same legal representation that worked with Dr Christine lazy Ford because that were apparently that's what we're doing now. But I do think that the Fairfax allegations are actually I think a little bit different because I fix that many conservatives. While being very angry. I think that the allegations against Fairfax are being treated in their view, a lot more gently and specifically, you know, there's a the Washington Post allegedly they knew about this. But they couldn't verify it. So they didn't run a piece on it. And I think you're seeing a lot of people like, well, that's not how you handled cavenaugh. Even though I think that these situations some race appoint yo Kevin supreme court Justice, Justin. Fairfax Lieutenant governor of the state of Virginia. Like, obviously, it's a different a different platform in to kind of different obviously, like just when you're like thinking through how newsra works or. Yes. Going to put more resources droids examine court Justice than the Lieutenant governor. Right. And but I do think that there's a sets we said for cavenaugh unless the proof that the of these allegations, they shouldn't impact his ability to be on the court and something that that should hold the same for Fairfax that unless there's more proof against him that northern should resign in. Fairfax should be. Governor. But I do think it's interesting that on certain subjects we are kind of like if you did this thirty years ago. Whoa. Kind of let that be. But on other subjects, you know, if you did this thirty years ago, it's a no brainer that this should not be expelled, Tori. But I I would like to note that in the case of north on he was a medical school. And he was twenty five years old, and he is either wearing Klan robe or black face or put that picture in his yearbook for some other reasons and you nine hundred eighty four was a while ago. But nicer before is also Jesse Jackson was running for president and doing pretty well, particularly in the state of Regina. He's attempted runs. A democrat like. What he did was deeply inappropriate at the time. And the fact that he didn't think so is not assigned that it was appropriate. It's a sign of a deep level of ignorance that would concern you'll even if he had remained a private citizen and just stayed a doctor. I would be deeply concerned to find out that my doctor wore black face or a clan rope. I would not want that person to be my doctor. And so I think that the how long ago were these allegations or or like it was a different time. It wasn't that different of time. The fact that it was always left was always inappropriate. It was always wrong to do. It's just at the people who who were subjected to it named African Americans have only within the last twenty thirty years had the ability to speak out with any real degree of political and cultural influence in say, look don't do that. Let's take a quick break by one come back to the fact. Specific to that. This was a medical school yearbook. I think that's worth talking a little bit about. Predicting it's whenever people would talk about technology. 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Now, if you haven't already find today, explain an apple podcasts, Stitcher or wherever you get your podcast. Do it. Now. So, you know, one thing I've thought about in this space is where this particular picture of north was found, and the fact was I really agree with you, Jane that I think the factors in a medical school yearbook is something that gives me a lot of pause, and you worry when you think of going into medicine, and you're going to be treating all sorts of people, you know, north of worked in the army as a physician he ended up becoming a pediatric neurologist that is a profession that you're going to be put in touch with a lot of different people. You know kids who are coming into your office officers in the army, and I think you know, when you are a medical student. You're you're beyond high school at that point. You know, you're someone who has an undergraduate degree, you're pursuing a e you're learning how to take care of people how to make people healthier like this graduate education and graduate education. That is preparing you for career that's gonna put you in touch with all sorts of different people. And I think it is notable to me at this moment when you are training for that profession that you are also finding it acceptable to you either dress up in black face or you think black face is interesting enough it important enough to put on your yearbook page, it it really jumps out at me that this is someone who is planning to head into a medical profession. Who is also the person who is participating in that behavior. And I think you medicine has a long very complicated. Very terrible history. Right how it handles race where there is a just really horrific history of believing that African Americans experience pain differently that you know, they can incur more pain that it'll be fine. There's a great video about terrible issues in maternity and women's health care where black women were essentially experimented on that one of our colleagues over on our video team did. Lab ration- with propublica. It's a really horrific history of how American medicine has treated minorities and one that's still plays out this to this day where you might even see studies about ambulances, for example, taking a longer time to get to minority neighborhoods, and you different pain management given to people who are minorities. I it's a really horrific history that this photo fits into right? And you know, aside from having this person service, my governor, I'd be pretty worried about someone who thinks black faces. Okay. Serving as a doctor knowing all of this is embedded in the history of American medicine, right? There's been some really terrific reporting on a the absolute scandal that is more maternal mortality specifically among black women in the states. And there was a great story in the near at times a couple of months ago on this very issue in a woman, basically losing her baby to just pure negligence. But you medical professionals who saw in her not. A mother in need of care, but someone to kind of foist off onto someone else. And so I think that the urge to forgive is something that is completely understandable. And I think in many cases, a good thing. But forgiveness requires full acknowledgement of what this really means. And what that really meant. And I feel as if we didn't get that from north at all we got a really weird press conference that made everything way worse, but we did not get, you know, an understanding of how absolutely wretched this is. And I think you saw that a little bit from herring when he kind of came forward. But even with hearing, you know, I talked about this a little bit in the piece that he was attempting to dress up to look like nineteen eighties. Hip hop legend Curtis blow, and if you're listening to this, you know, you can pause and then go Google picture of Curtis blow or listen to the song the brakes, but you do you're not going to like, no. No, that's not the idea of like, I I'm going to dress up as this person. And to do that. I must change the color of my skin to something. I believe is close to what Curtis blow actually looks like like that shows just a level of ignorance that seems almost malignant innocence like that that that raises its own level of questions of just like believing that that is in some way, ever appropriate. But I will inhering kind of when he came out with this. He did talk about how he's been speaking a lot to his African American colleagues. But I I'm reminded of there was a terrific photo. That was taken of African American member of that kind of the Virginia. I believe she's on the Virginia Senate I reached out to her yesterday. And she's like she's in her seventies. And she's like leaning on a car looking down and just looks distraught and exhausted, and I just cannot imagine for the African American members of the Virginia state legislature. And I think it's important to keep in mind like Terry. Call of said during the two thousand seventeen campaign that Ed Gillespie is campaign was the most racist in Virginia history, which you know, I think that that was an excessively strong take knowing the history of Virginia knowing that it took the supreme court ruling in loving v Virginia to declare to interracial. Marriages legal Virginia has all obviously a long in toward history of slavery. Jim crow and racism, and you know, efforts that segregation. If it's interesting because Jerry Falwell junior chimed in a lot of people noted that like Jerry falwell's father formed at Christian academy with the explicit purpose of ensuring that white kids could go to that school and black kids could not go to that school. And so I think that, you know, in the midst of for many African Americans in Virginia in the midst of political success and wins and the ability to start really shaping policy, which I think is what a lot of folks were hoping for when they went in two thousand seventeen and to have to endure this. Have to have like the history of your state, the state, you know, a history you yourself endured because the number of people who've reached out to me like I went to university of Richmond. Or I went to UVA, and this is not uncommon. You know, there are people wearing black face at parties in two thousand eight at in two thousand eleven to have to have that all shoved back on you. Again, it must re absolutely exhausting won't. I on the other side of that. Frankly, like, I hope that this does sort of shatter what I think has been a convenient fiction for a lot of void Democrats that lay our our party has moved beyond a lot of these issues. Even though like, you know, superpredators was the nineteen nineties, and like the crime Bill of the nineteen nineties, and we could you could go into like, what was a lot of the sort of underground of underpinnings of the of the two thousand eight campaign, like the Democratic Party has has a much more. Like, this is not it's not just going back to the days of the K K K and the before the civil rights movement that like the Democratic Party is had some very real. Problems with race. And so I think that this is sort of been a wakeup call that like, yes, we're coming off the back of a midterm elections that elected, you know, one of the most are the most diverse congress largely on the on the strength of democratic voters in democrat democratic candidates in the twenty eighteen midterms. But like, these are all these are still very much live issues for the Democratic Party, even as they as it's become very easy to sort of just point to what's been happening with the Republicans in your Steve kings, and your Donald Trump's and pretend that we've all got it figured out over the side of the aisle. Yeah, exactly. I think that there is a tendency that just be like, well like you have Steve gang. We have Steve king. But I'm like, no, you have your own history, and like using racism as a political cudgel really bothers me the idea that like how like you you hear this sometimes from conservatives like Democrats, they're the party of the clan. And I'm like, well, yes because everyone was the party of the clan in nineteen twenty four in Indiana. The Klan had like thousands and thousands of members. In the nineteen twenties. Gained real power in Indiana state, politics and wasn't alone. You know, the history of racism is a Richardson has been a bipartisan activity for the entire history of this country. And there's no reason why that would change now. And like the idea that like ha ha he's a democrat. Like, that's not the I don't understand how that some sort of Trump card. The understand like, you know, that you're staying from a lot of African American writers and journalists like we knew this. We knew that people within every of every political stripe all have the ability to be racist. Because racism is something that is it knows no political party or ideological strain. Like it's woven within the fabric of this country. And it's, you know, this country's biggest challenge and the idea for Democrats be thinking like that's not our problem. It makes it even more their problem. And I think Virginia's particularly kind of four or poor. To a forum for this given that it's both been trending dramatically towards the Democrats over the last few election cycles, and yet, obviously it sort of has a uniquely perverse haste with history with race way, she issues, and so like, that's that's part of. I think the collision that we're seeing here over the last week or so while we will stay tuned to see what happens next week in Virginia Jane's governor by the end of the week. I'm extremely excited to announce my policy platform, which will include nobody's that is or sexual harassment. If you want to talk more about Virginia, if you live in Virginia come hang out in our weeds group, tell us tell tells what you're thinking about the situation are weeds group on Facebook. That is and always check out the many amazing vox media podcasts. I believe you can hear Dylan on today. Explain today next week next week nightmare Dylan on today. Explain next week explained. Thank you Dylan. 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Democracy Now! 2019-02-07 Thursday
"From pacific. This is democracy. Now. That created slave. Put us in a brutal system that we're still struggling to get out from under two day. We're here to kiss three of Jim crow. This Lee still allowed up to cover. A political crisis grows in Virginia as the state's top three elected officials all democrat face potential career, ending controversies the governor in attorney general have both admitted to once wearing black face. Meanwhile, the Lieutenant governor is accused of sexually assaulting a woman in two thousand four we'll get the latest then the Trump organization has fired at least eighteen undocumented workers across its golf courses we speak to victory, but a quantum Arslan born housekeeper who made the bed of Donald Trump for years at the Bedminster golf course in New Jersey she's risking deportation. For speaking out about how the Trump National Golf course club helped her and other undocumented workers falsify their papers to work for Donald Trump. Yes. Of course, supervisor healthy to me. Oh me too. The pictures over again. In order to be able to keep working well speak with Victorino L S and democratic congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman of New Jersey who brought Trump's former housekeeper to the state of the union Tuesday. All that and more coming up. Welcome to democracy now democracy now dot org. The warrant piece report, I make Goodman Virginia's political crisis deepened Wednesday with the state's top three elected officials all Democrats facing scandals that threatened to upend their careers Virginia's democratic leadership on Wednesday. The woman who accused Lieutenant governor Justin Fairfax of sexual assault came forward and identified herself as Dr Vanessa Tyson and associate professor scripts college and California in a statement released through her law firm Tyson detail, the two thousand four encounter at the democratic national convention in Boston where she said Fairfax forced her to perform oral sex. Fairfax has denied the allegation of sexual assault saying the encounter was consensual. Meanwhile, Virginia's attorney general Mark herring resigned from his role as co chair of the democratic attorneys General Association after admitting he wore black. Face at a college party in the nineteen eighties. As an undergraduate at the university of Virginia his admission came just days after a racist photo emerged showing governor rough north nineteen Eighty-four medical school yearbook page depicting a man wearing black face posing next to a man, wearing a Ku Klux Klan outfit, north initially apologized for the picture. But later said he was not either of the two men in the photo while admitting to wherein black face on another occasion that same year if north Fairfax inhering were to all step down the next in succession for Virginia. Governor is house of delegates speaker Kirk Cox, a conservative anti choice. Republican will have more on Virginia's political crisis after headlines in climate news. Newly released data show two thousand eighteen was the fourth warmest year on record continuing trend that seen the past five years become the five warmest since reliable measurements began more than. A century and a half ago. Gavin Schmidt of director of NASA Goddard institute for space. Studies says it's part of a trend that's poised to see the planet become much. Hotter. Would come his is. That's that's the full five degrees woman is now while we haven't seen that on earth since about three million years ago in the that that point the, you know, we had forest so away to the Arctic circle. There wasn't any ice. There was no Greenland and sea level was about twenty five meters higher. Right. That was very different. And that's kind of where we're headed on this. We something about emissions Wednesdays. Climate report came as two house committees held simultaneous hearings to discuss the climate crisis. They were the first such meetings on Capitol Hill and six years. Meanwhile, how Democrats convened a hearing on gun violence Wednesday the first and more than eight years since before the sandy hook school massacre of two thousand twelve. The hearing examined house resolution eight a Bill to expand background checks to include all firearms purchases. The proceedings grew. Contentious after Florida Republican congressman Matt gates and ally of President Trump argued undocumented immigrants pose more of a threat to the US than gun violence. HR eight would not have stopped many of the circumstances. I raised but I wall a barrier on the southern border may have. And that's what we're fighting for. Well. Gentlemen would suspend. Congressman Bill Gates comments sparked protests in the committee room by manual all over and Fred gutten bird two parents who lost children to the massacre at Marjory stoneman Douglas, high school gates responded to the repeated protests by demanding the parents be banned from the hearing to see our interviews with manual Oliver and Fred gotten Berg, go to democracy, now dot O R G. Elsewhere on Capitol Hill, the house foreign affairs committee advanced Bill Wednesday that would require President Trump to remove US armed forces from the Saudi led war in Yemen, which sparked with the United Nations calls the worst world's the world's worst humanitarian crisis in half a century. The Bill sponsor, California, congressman Roque Khanna said in a statement, quote, more than fourteen million Yemenis half the country are on the brink of feminine. And at least eighty five thousand children have already died from hunger and disease as a result of the war. Let's end American complicity in the atrocities in Yemen. He said in Moscow peace talks between the Taliban and prominent Afghan politicians wrapped up Wednesday with parties agreeing to a roadmap for ending the US led war enough ghanistan now in its eighteenth year, the longest war in US history. The government of president shrift Ghani did not attend the talks which did not reach consensus on a timely. For US withdrawal. This is Taliban's chief negotiator. Negotiation with Michigan site, and we have tying that can forces should go out as soon as possible. Time is fixed so far and it's not up on. But negotiating the Taliban official said that Trump administration has agreed to half of all US troops out of China. Stan by the end of April, though, a Pentagon spokesperson later denied the military has received orders to begin a withdrawal in hunters. Prosecutors have presented evidence charging a former energy company executive with masterminding the murder of environmental activists Berretta Cassidy's who has shot dead in her home in March two thousand sixteen. Casa Di says assassination came as she led a campaign against a major hydroelectric dam being constructed on indigenous land at the time of her death. The company was led by Roberto divide Custodio Mahia, a former military intelligence officer. Prosecutors say Mahia provided logistics and resources to at least one of the seven men who were convicted November of carrying out Di. This is a sausage. Back in the United States, New Mexico. Governor Michelle Luhan Grisham has recalled most of her state's national guard troops from the US Mexico border where they'd been stationed by her Republican predecessor at President Trump's behest governor Grisham time to rebuke of Trump's border policy to coincide with Tuesday's state of the union address when she tweeted a previously unaired video from her successful two thousand eighteen gubernatorial campaign. I'm Lou Hon. Chris New Mexico's forty-ninth in employment and fiftieth for schools. We got a bus through some walls to make changes. New mexico. Governor Grissom's ordered to remove national guard troops from the border came just days after the Trump administration ordered the Pentagon to send more than thirty seven hundred additional troops to the border. Among the latest to deploy are two hundred fifty soldiers sent to eagle pass Texas across the Rio Grande from the Mexican border town where caravan of some eighteen hundred asylum seekers arrived this week customs and border protection says agents can process fewer than twenty asylum claims day at eagle pass the supreme court is poised to decide today, whether a restrictive Louisiana anti choice law can take effect in a case that could determine whether millions of women will have continued access to abortions Louisiana law passed in two thousand fourteen requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a hospital within thirty miles of their clinics. Pro choice groups call. All such statutes trap laws or targeted. Regulation of abortion providers. They say the Louisiana law would leave the state with just a single doctor legally allowed to perform abortions in two thousand sixteen the supreme court struck down a nearly identical Texas law and five to four ruling the now retired Justice Kennedy ruled with the majority in that decision. He since been replaced by Justice Brett Cavanaugh in Texas. Civil rights groups are suing to block a Republican led purge of voting rolls. They say could see thousands of naturalized citizens wrongfully barred from voting in the next election for Texas space, nonprofits, say the secretary of state and the Texas Department of public safety unlawfully sought to suppress the vote of immigrants by flagging tens of thousands of registered voters who declared they were not US citizens when obtaining driver's license. The groups say most if not all of those flagged when later naturalized shorrock. Veins director of legal strategies at team. Oh said, quote, the secretary of state is intentionally targeting new Americans and people of color in order to decrease minority voter participation in flagrant violation of the constitution and the Voting Rights Act, unquote. The Trump administration unveiled plans on Wednesday to dramatically roll back restrictions against payday lenders who charge predatory interest rates. The plan would revoke an Obama era rule that requires payday lenders verify that borrowers have the ability to pay back their loans, which often carry annual interest rates of nearly four hundred percent about twenty times the typical credit card interest rate. Critics say the plan by the consumer financial protection bureau would accomplish the opposite of what the agency was created to do when it was founded in two thousand eleven trapping consumers in the cycle of debt in Chicago. Teachers from four charter schools or striking to demand pay race smaller class sizes in additional school support staff. Meanwhile. Public schoolteachers in Oakland. California voted overwhelmingly this week to authorize a strike which could start as soon as the end of next week and the legendary folk music producer and political activists young has died from his music store and performance space, the folklore center in New York City's Greenwich Village is a young spent decades nurturing some of the biggest names in American music, including Pete Seeger Joan by muddy waters, Joni Mitchell and Patti Smith. This is young. Introducing a young Bob Dylan and may of nineteen sixty two on his folk music show, a New York City Pacific station WBAI. The of the program. I'm like Bob Dylan to sing the less on call the answer blown in the wind. Sorry. It answers win. Do because I think this song. Talk just filled. All kinds of. That was young and Bob Dylan and the New York radio station WBAI in nineteen sixty two the previous year young organized Dylan's first major New York City concert at Carnegie chapter hall. This is democracy. Now democracy, now dot Oregon. Those are the headlines. This is Warren Patia report, I'm Amy Goodman, and mean shea welcome to listen few around the country and around the world. We begin today's show in Virginia where reckoning about racism and sexual assault has left. The state government in disarray with Virginia's top three elected officials all Democrats facing political crises that threaten to upend their careers and the state's leadership the controversy. That's invalid Virginia since governor. Ralph Northam admitted to wearing black face Laos week took a shocking turn Wednesday when Virginia attorney general, Mark herring. Also admitted to wearing black face at a college party just days prior herring. Who is third in line? For Virginia's governorship had called for governor north to resign. The second in line Virginia's left governor, Justin. Fairfax is also embroiled in scandal. After woman who's accused him of sexual assault came forward Wednesday with details of the encounter. Governor north them has refused to step down since of racist photo from his nineteen Eighty-four medical school yearbook page emerge featuring a man wearing black face posing next to a man, wearing a Ku Klux Klan out. Offered north initially apologize for the yearbook photo. But maitre said he was not either of the two men in the photo. However, he did admit to wearing black face on one another occasion that same year. If all three of the democratic politicians resign Republican House speaker cook cokes is next in nine to become governor Virginia's attorney general Mark herring resigned from his role as co chair of the democratic attorneys General Association Wednesday after admitting he wore black face at a party in the nineteen eighties. As an undergraduate at the university of Virginia in a statement to turn general herring said he wore Brown makeup and wig to impersonate, the rapper Kurtis blow. He wrote quote that conduct clearly shows that as a young man, I had a callous inexcusable lack of awareness and insensitivity to the pain. My behavior could inflict on others. It was really a minimization of both people of color and minimization of a horrific history. I know well, even then. He said just hours later the woman who accused Lieutenant governor Justin Fairfax of sexual assault came forward. Shed dente fide herself as Vanessa Tyson and associate professor scripts college in California in a statement, professor Tyson details two thousand foreign counter that the democratic national convention in Boston where she said Fairfax forced her to perform oral sex on him Tyson said, quote, what began as consensual kissing quickly turned into a sexual assault to be very clear. I did not want to engage in rural sex with Mr. Fairfax, and I never gave any form of consent quite the opposite. She said Lieutenant governor Fairfax has denied her account of what happened saying, quote, I have never done anything like what she suggests. Fairfax it. Previously implied democratic Virginia. Governor Ralph north and supporters might be behind a smear campaign to prevent him from Suming the governorship will from more. Are we go to Raleigh North Carolina where we're joined by Kaleida Brown dean, an associate professor of political science at Quinnipiac university in Connecticut. She's from Lynchburg Virginia and is a graduate of the university of Virginia. Her book is titled identity politics in the United States. It'll be out later this year. Professor collide Brown dean, welcome to democracy. Now. Can you just respond to what's happening in Virginia the place where you went to college? It's a really chaotic situation in my home state of a lot of family there Virginia is near and dear to me. And it always will. But what's happening right now is forcing people to really decide how much progress has been made in that state. Whether it's what's happening at the university of Virginia. It's long history of tension over issues of race and racial representation or the latest allegations against Lieutenant governor. And it's more than just about political party. It's really about how the state continues to govern and move forward. Also said professor Brown dean that a lot of the history of Virginia has been entirely forgotten. And that's part of the reason that these kinds of incidents keep surfacing could you elaborate on what that history is. I grew up in a place called Lynchburg Virginia where those kinds of barriers both physical barriers and perceptual barriers were very real my hometown had a number of public swimming pools, and after new legislation meant that those public spaces had to be integrated and set of allowing black and white children to swim together. The city fill the swimming pool with dirt and laid with concrete. So that no one could be able to swim. There were entire school districts in the Commonwealth of Jinya that shut down for over a year rather than complying with the mandates of the Brown v board of education decision to mandate integration of public schools. But we don't even have to go back that far to the nineteen fifties and the nineteen sixties this is a state where two years ago, a group of white supremacists. Converged on the campus of the university of Virginia in Charlottesville. Chanting Tiki torches. We will not be reply. Placed so that history from the founding of the Commonwealth of Virginia to these more recent instances show that issues of race issues of discrimination and outright violence continue to be paramount, the Virginia legislative black caucus and civil rights groups have called on governor north them to resign on Wednesday. The end up Lacey president and CEO Derrick Johnson said attorney journal, Mark herring. Should also step down. Johnson. Was speaking on MSNBC for after marika's that is domestic terrorism debt is to symbol of domestic terrorism is familiar to those of us who live in the south is something that should not be tolerated. Football north end AG. They have a minute to participate in this activity, and for that reason we stand by position they should resign. That's why president and CEO Derrick Johnson. Professor brown. Dean if you can respond to what he's saying. Do you also think they should? Design and talk about the history of black face. And what it means? Symbols are powerful. I spent yesterday at the international civil rights center and museum and Greensboro, North Carolina. And there's a poignant display their about the history of black face the ways in which theater performers use these exaggerated caricatures of black people to communicate not just there in humanity or to deny their humanity. But to also convey stereotypes about blacks being lazy as being ignorant of being lackadaisical and just happy to go around singing and dancing that has damage because when you make an entire group of people seem less than human win. You deny them the protections of citizenship. You create a situation where violence can fester whether that is physical violence whether that is in the Glen of educational opportunities or inequality in the criminal Justice system. I think it's good. That AG herring has admitted to his wrongdoing. But it mitt into that does not mean that he shouldn't be held accountable to not just his constituents. But to really the people that looked to him for fairness as attorney general they both need to step down. But beyond that, we need to start having real conversations and actions about black face about racial imagery. This isn't just a Virginia problem. This is a national problem. Well, there's a long tradition as you suggest of US elected leaders participating in or promoting black face. This is a clip of Ronald Reagan. Introducing a white perform and black face in the nineteen forty three film. This is the army. Ready? Removed. Here. So that's white Performa in black face in the nineteen forty three film. This is the army being introduced by Ronald Reagan. So a professor Brown. Dean can you elaborate on this on this history? And how it's gone largely till now on remarked upon. I think it depends on Lear asking about whether it's remarked upon in a Spike Lee had a film called bamboozled where he traced the history of black face the ways in which black face was used by performers of a number of different, racial and ethnic backgrounds to some extent. It was a way of them distancing themselves for the kind of discrimination that they faced. But it also was very clear social indication of the boundaries of inclusion. So yes, you have Ronald Reagan. Introducing this before you have Ted Danson appearing at the friars club in black face and every year on college campuses. Those of us who teach young people hold our breaths during Halloween and hope that someone is not appearing in black face in a costume or posting on their Snapchat or Instagram some star cast remark that is actually dangerous because it undermines that say. Safety. Look people can learn they can grow from those mistakes, they can become more aware of history. But that growth should not come at the expense of public safety of people of color in this country. Well, it seems especially relevant a professor Brown. Dean that this is all unfolding in twenty nineteen which is the four hundred anniversary of the first enslaved Africans arriving in Virginia. But you've said as you suggested now that this is not just a problem of Virginia. It's a legacy that is all over the US and is manifest in different ways. Could you talk about that? Sure. And you know, it's the four hundred anniversary as you said of enslaved Africans arriving on the shores of Virginia. We're also in the middle of black history month, and what I think is dangerous is that too often people are willing to say this is a problem of the south. I live in the northeast, and I often tell people it's really just of south people in the south may be more vocal about their views. They may be more direct in that. But we should not think that this kind of racial ignorance and racial animus is behold into southern boundaries at the museum. I was at yesterday. They showed me a picture of a cross burning and people stood around this cross, and they're playing hoods that picture was taken in nineteen eighty four in Connecticut. So the same time that you see governor Ralph Northam appearing in black face. You know, some of his college picture this is happening. The. Burnings the racial imagery, the very clear boundaries of exclusion, many of the ways that people target white ethnic immigrants in the north from places, I Iran and Italy that same kind of boundary gets replicated across the US and has not been raced. Even if people stop talking about it, and of course, at the same time that all of this is unfolding and old photo showing Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell posing in front of a large confederate flag as reserve us. The photo I circulated in two thousand fifteen when he is getting some kind of honor from the sons of confederate veterans event in the early nineteen nineties, but I wanna turn right now to the second in command the second in charge in Virginia on Wednesday woman accused Lieutenant governor Justin Fairfax of sexual assault. The woman who accused him of this came forward. She identified herself as Vanessa Tyson. And it's so see a professor at scripts college and California. In a statement, Lieutenant professor Tyson detailed a two thousand four encounter at the democratic national convention in Boston where she said Fairfax forced her to perform oral sex Tyson said, quote, would begin what began as consensual kissing quickly turned into a sexual assault to be very clear, I didn't want to engage in oral sex with Mr. Fairfax never gave any form of consent quite the opposite. She said, we'll speaking to reporters Virginia Lieutenant governor Justin Fairfax denied the sexual assault allegations. Completely false as was indicated in our statement. And if you read through the store, you'll see it's completely uncorroborated on the fact that they would run a story on an unincorporated allegation from now fifteen years ago tells you exactly what the smear is all about. And so we have laid out are facts in arcades. In fact, this person a year ago came to the Washington Post with this very same allegation. They investigated it for several months, and then they made the decision not to publish the story because it was not credible because it was uncorroborated and what we does that is false in defamatory. And so this person then went into hiding laid low in the weeds, and then the second that this issue topped up here in Virginia. And there's a lot of media attention crops back up with the same false allegation and uses others to get it out into the mainstream in the media. But what I know is that the truth is one hundred percent on our side. So that's for Jinya. Lieutenant governor Justin Fairfax denying sexual assault took place. Professor Qleyle Brown. Dean, you know, the accuser is that. Right. I do. Yes. Can you talk to us about professor Tyson and her allegations? Have you spoken to her about them? I've not spoken to her about this particular incident in terms of the latest coverage. What I do know is that she is a very reputable person, she is a tremendous scholar. She has a remarkable record. Not just as a professor, but as an advocate at a public servant decades of that record of advocating on behalf of victims of sexual violence and also understanding how public policy can support people. What I also know is that this is a very difficult situation. For everyone involved. They are the winners here there are two families at least two families that are forever changed by this at what I also think is important is that if you are going to be a public servant, you have an obligation to be accountable to the people that you are chosen to serve and to allow the process to proceed with integrity, and with the real genuine commitment to this. This. Shouldn't be about political party. It shouldn't just be about people. We like or politicians that we want to ascend to higher office. It's really about. What is the principle? What is the standard? And how do we promote the best interest of the people of Virginia without creating sacrificial lambs? In the meantime, do you believe that he should resign left tenant governor Fairfax in the wake of these allegations? I think he should resign. I think it is impossible for him to govern effectively with this cloud hovering over him and hovering over his administration while we are dealing with the governor's black face pictures, while we are dealing with these allegations against tenant governor Fairfax there are people in the Commonwealth of Virginia who are suffering because we are not addressing the very real public policy concerns that are happening Virginia's being hit with opioid crisis Virginia's trying to figure out how to properly educate students and public schools. They're issues around criminal Justice reform and making sure that people are safe and also have access to a fair and just process. So that the interest of the people of Virginia can be -cerned and government can do full elected it to do that resignation. Should come. You must be reeling. Professor brown. Dane, this is. You are daughter of Virginia. Can you just talk about your overall response? And what you think Virginia needs to do to move forward. If all three men are to step down, the house speaker, the head of the house of delegates who is a conservative anti choice, Republican will then become governor. I am saddened by what's happening in my home state. I'm disgusted by what's happening in my home state. But I'm far from surprise. I'm a proud graduate of the university of Virginia. And I've always known that tension between being on a campus that you know, it was created by Thomas Jefferson. That's wonderful American statesman, knowing that the ground that I walked on every day contain the blood, sweat and tears of enslaved Africans that while he was pending these one of a words to our founding documents. He was holding people in the bondage of slavery, and refusing to emancipate them that is the history of my home state, and it affects everything that is happening. What I'm most concerned about right now is that this has become a partisan witch hunt. Or that's the perception look we need people in office who respect their voters. We need people in office who uphold. The values and beliefs that we want children in the Commonwealth and really across the country to grow up an emulate. I'm less concerned with who will ascend to the office of the governor. And I'm more concerned about what the impact will be on the day-to-day lives of people that are care about giving it so much of my family is still in Virginia. I don't think that these three highest ranking officials will all resign on the same day. So if the concern is about maintaining the balance of power that the voters wanted and that was a democratic controlled executive office than their ways to appoint people into those physicians in an acting role until the voters can really have a say. Kaleida Brown deem. We wanna thank you so much for being with us associate professor of political science at Quinnipiac university in Connecticut, but she is from Lynchburg Virginia and a graduate of the university of Virginia. We look forward to reading your book coming later this year identity politics in the United States, this is democracy. Now when we come back, the former house keeper of Donald and avuncular Trump speaks out she was undocumented. She was at Bedminster, and she says her bosses helped cover up her legal status. Stay with us. Lonely. You. Where you can. I river. Can't. Crimea river, by FitzGerald, this is democracy. Now, I made me Goodman with their main democratic Senator Bob Menendez of New Jersey is calling on the FBI and department of homeland security to investigate whether employees at Trump National Golf Club broke the law by helping undocumented employee's obtain fake work papers on Monday, Senator Menendez cold on the federal government to allow former undocumented employees of the Trump properties to remain in the country while the investigation proceeds this comes amid news reports at the Trump company has fired at least eighteen undocumented workers from five golf courses in New York and New Jersey in the past two months part of a purge set in motion of two series of reports about the club's employment of workers without legal status in December and undocumented housekeeper from Guatemala name Victorino Morales helped expose what was happening on the Trump properties by speaking on record to the New York Times, but spent years. Making Donald Trump's bed and performing other duties at his New Jersey club, even though she was undocumented will on Tuesday. Morales had a chance to see her former boss and person when she attended the state of the union where Trump railed against undocumented immigrants, claiming quote, large organized caravans or on the March to the United States unquote and incorrectly suggested undocumented immigrants threaten the economic wellbeing of other Americans victim Morales attended the state of the union as a guest of New Jersey. Democratic Representative Bonnie Watson Coleman. I spoke to both of them on Wednesday. I began by asking congressman Watson Coleman why she brought Victoria to the state of the union number one. Is she really is the the honest faith faith of immigrant. She's the a hardworking trustworthy, just running a better life for her family not causing any trouble paying her taxes becoming a part of a community. Eighty and just doing her job. And this is the real face. I believe of immigrants, and and even illegal immigrants seeking asylum or seeking a better way of life here in the United States of America contrasting that to what the president has said that we should fear illegal immigration that we need to build a wall to keep them out to keep us safe. Laid upon lies as to who they are. And what they are. And it shows the hypocrisy of Donald Trump the president and Donald Trump the entrepreneur because you enterpreneur not only hired undocumented immigrants, his organization found them documents that would be used to put into their file so that they could work there. And it wasn't until after he became the nominee for president that they decided that the documents they'd already had on behalf of these workers wasn't sufficient. So there raged for them to get even knew fraudulent documents that would look better, but we're still fraudulent and so he had this environment where he hired illegal immigrants. He gave them no benefits. He did not pay them. Good salaries. And the environment there where so hostile that. When they complained about anything there were basically told to shut up or you'll get into trouble. So it just documents their pockets of Donald Trump the president. And the Donald Trump is still hold his interest in his in his businesses Victorino Morales. What was it like to be sitting there last night at the state of the union address seeing your former boss, President Trump? Talking about undocumented immigrants use a Gillis Mujib. We'll get a C total. It's instant poker. Because I'm always. Talks about current. When always is down most. Busy. My is. Horgavitt her son? He's very. Concerning. Gone on this. Good channel. Please the congress people listened to us. We are racing. Vos thank them for that. Good paint. People who about PayPal. Who are helping can you tell us your story victory? Now, tell us how you came to work at the Bedminster golf course of President Trump to clean his room to make his bed. When ways in thing in two thousand and thirteen were in place of the beginning when he was not precedent. We saw him the. Good person even three times. I made his bed was to his cleaned up. His hotel. Made the bed of the first lady. Byron's of bed whose son. Cleaned von coach house. When he became president when his second phase he's a hypocrite because of their discovered his second phase. He started talking about immigrants. That's why I'm here showing my face. Because he says that we're liars that we're ready to these and have been the case, I wouldn't be here. I worked for him for five years. And. And he doesn't value. The work of immigrant to talk about your decision, Victoria in December to come forward to the New York Times. And that is. He's young. Tired of abuse. Incuding? There was a supervisor there who treated us a stupid said that we were done coups. To compared me with her dog. She said that her dog understood better inches than I than we did. And. And. Three times they pushed me they try. They were trying to hit me. That's why I said no I've had enough. So I raised my voice. My lawyer heard me and now you're listening to me. To my voice is being extended. Thank you so much. Thank you for listening to me. I'm an immigrant. I'm documented very poor Victorino. Can you describe what the working conditions were like at the Bedminster golf club before President Trump ran for president? And then when he was running as well as the time he was president. Did they change? Hopeless. He didn't they become president? When I saw that supervisors. Thought those MTV. We saw how he was talking about us on TV. Second. Supervisor's there started treating about Louis. Called a stupid stupid immigrants. Then we're using this word to. They didn't have Duques Shen does well to respect us. He doesn't even respect himself. Of course, he doesn't respect those. They may. To. But thank thank you. Eric Trump, Fresno. Trump's son tweeted this week, we have tens of thousands of employees across our properties and very strict hiring practices if any employees submitted false documentation in an attempt to circumvent the law. They will be terminated immediately. We take this issue very seriously. This is one of the reasons my father is fighting so hard for immigration reform. The system is broken. Eric Trump said can you respond to this victory? Now is a us. No, young KOMO a state them. We have. Cannot you cannot hide the sun with a finger. They're nine, but we're here showing our face in everything they're saying, it's a my. Immigrant. I made my full documents right there. Now, if you could explain what you mean when you said, I did the paperwork, are you contending that? It was the Trump organization. President Trump's business that helped you to falsify papers. Yes. Of course, supervisor health me too. The only have to do the papers over again have to make a new idea in order to be able to keep working there. When. To me to a place near on. They made my full spank pers-. There's the supervisor to the picture. The picture and the laundry place. And he asked me for one hundred seventy five homers. Tell me when he gave me the document. Because if polices kinda Restu. So this is this is the truth. This is what help him. We cannot go online. They say that we're nine. That we're rapist. But no, we're here to work on they know them, they know that because we were we were there. And that's why I don't tire myself. Oh, saying that they are hypocrites. They are nine there. The liars how many people would you ask to mate at Bedminster were undocumented? How many of the people who worked for Donald Trump when going on? When the news came out that Subir stuck going to work because I was the one who. I was tired of being abused. I enough enough of listening to him on on the TV. See how he treats his said, no, I'm going to speak collared going to come forward. And I'm going to say that he's a liar. And that's why I'm here showing things. So that he sees that a that the. We're not liars. I I am saying the truth did you receive a certificate from the White House for doing outstanding work for the precedent cleaning his room seek less. I did. Certificate. It's a document. They gave me for having done the best work. The goal of the prison. And yes, I got that certificate. You heard President Trump talking about invaders coming in from over the border and his demand to build a wall over the border. What are your thoughts? Sea-going? Okay. Coups. So they see that more that he should stop talking about. So. So stand Selena loose guilty anymore. But. People people come forward because there are many people work for five clubs there. They are undocumented. And what do you think about Eric Trump saying, you know, some people just don't have papers, and where this happens in an organization that has thousands of workers. How high up do you think the knowledge of your not having documents and others not having documents went in Bedminster, see? Information went very high. Because many people are. Are coming forward. I I was documented and I was working there. No, there are many people who are being fired who were documented on we're working for him. Because there. Five plus who have been firing people Victorino Morales? Can you talk about when you came to the United States, and why you left Guatemala, and how you made your way here Gill. When the nineteen ninety nine from Guatemala. I was with my parents there. You'll be. So when my father got killed this then. I got married say no husband came in nineteen ninety nine to this country. Year after he was here. He sent for me, this ofter we. The see most. When we send money we made a house is swell. Than the killed my father in law in front of my children. When. Came to this country was nineteen eighty nine. I started working and minister for the president until now in two thousand thirteen. Two thousand eighteen when I raised my voice because I got tired. So I wanted to turn back to Bonnie Watson Coleman, the congressman from New Jersey who invited Victorino Medalla to the state of the union address as you listen to victory in a story one that you know. Well, now, what are you calling for fellow New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez says that they will launch an investigation into the Trump organizations employment practices. What are you doing in the house? But first of all we we have the same letter to the FBI seeking the same investigation because there are many employment violations and other hustle working by situations. Other illegal situations regarding the procuring of of fraudulent documents Victorino right now is a an app. Lucan for asylum. I don't know that she told you that. So she's also material witness, and we think that those issues will protect her from being deported or detained or anything of that nature. But this is this is not an isolated incidents in the Trump enterprises. They knew what they were doing they facilitated people getting who were not documenting getting fudge ruin documents to put it in the file. So it doesn't matter. What an Eric Trump or anybody else says right now, they very well new, and they're lying if they're suggesting in any other way, there are more than twenty people have already been identified in the same situation as victory, and there are probably many more my understanding to to be identified. This is a pattern and practice of illegal. Employment activity of creating a hostile working by. But even more than that. This is a stray tion of using good decent hardworking, honest, people as pawns for a wall on the border that will serve. No, no, good interest. No snow service interest. And this is a justification for having shut down government for five weeks and deprived eight hundred thousand people of their paychecks. This is just an illustration of the corrupt environment in which this administration is. That's New Jersey. Congress member Bonnie, Watson Coleman and victim. Analysts undocumented immigrant who worked for five years as housekeeper for Donald Trump. It has golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey after short break, we'll be joined by Victoria's attorney any Baldomero stay with us. Cower hill by Emily Haines, this is democracy. Now. I mean, he couldn't with Nermeen Shaef. We just heard from victory number Allah and undocumented housekeeper from Guatemala who spent years making Donald Trump's bed and performing other duties at his New Jersey golf club as an undocumented immigrant Motorola's has risked her own deportation to publicly accused employees at Trump National Golf Club of breaking the law by helping undocumented employees obtained fake work papers by anybody Romero and immigration attorney representing a number of undocumented workers at the Trump National Golf course including victory. Morales welcome to democracy. What happens now, and what are you doing? Sure. So we have been in contact with the FBI we have been in contact with New Jersey attorney general's office New York state of thirty is they're also contacting me I now represent twenty five x employee of the Trump National Golf Club in four different cities. It's my understanding that. Employees at five golf clubs have been let go and there's a difference between permanent employees and temporary employees the golf season ends in November. And it's my understanding that many many employees who are undocumented will not be returning to work next year. So they were seizing hundreds of them. And then my clients are telling you that each club half of the staff approximately half of the staff was undocumented and most of the people I have spoken to I have twenty five clients, but I've spoken to more than thirty say. Basically the way you get the job there is by someone brings you in. And you're toll to go purchase fraudulent documents in some cases, they were told that if they didn't find someone they would help them find that person to buy these fraudulent documents, and then you started working there. And this isn't something that started a couple of days ago, I've seen pay stubs as far as two thousand and one many of these employees were the most trusted. Employees of the Trump family. Victorino morale is worked directly for the president. And for missive, uncle Trump in the case of two other employees one in Hudson valley, apparently he worked directly for Mr. Eric Trump, and I have another employee in Westchester who also had the keys to done to Mr. Eric Trump's house. These people had been there for over fifteen sixteen seventeen years and during the government shutdown. They decide to let them go because victory. A morale is spoke in December to the New York Times can these people be deported, technically. Yes. However, I at this point what we were saying is that each one of them anyone who has worked for the Trump organization as an undocumented immigrant is a material witness of a federal conspiracy a multi-state federal conspiracy and any attempt to try to remove them from the United States could be obstruction of Justice. What do you say Trump and others who've denied any knowledge, they say, they don't know that they they don't know that they were on document. It'd and also why did they why did they get them papers? Because there are a lot of undocumented people who work without having fake work papers. Why did the Trump organization do that? Sure. So would I would say is that my clients are saying that supervisors knew managers knew the general managers new now, whether President Trump himself new or Eric Trump new, I'm not sure I'm assuming that investigators can ask questions, and we will get to the bottom of this. And why they were asking for documents. I'm not sure I know there are a lot of undocumented immigrants who earned cash in this case I've seen a business records I've seen W twos. And here's something important when you look at these pay stubs, none of the undocumented immigrants health insurance. And according what they are saying is that health insurance was offered to other employees who are American citizens or legal permanent residents. And I asked the question if none of the undocumented immigrants had health insurance or 4._0._1._K plan. Why because they knew that they were undocumented and undocumented immigrants are not eligible for health insurance much more vulnerable to threats Victorino's set you'd be threatened with deportation. Yes. For years. She was told that she could be deported. If she spoke out, and then the number of occasions, she was physically assaulted by her supervisor my other client, Sandra saw how other housekeepers were assaulted. They took this up to the general manager, and they decided to do nothing, and they would always say, well, this is a private golf club. No one's going to come in that worry about it. Everything's gonna be okay. And Sanjay has also went to the state of the union since become documented but Victorino's applying for Silom. Yes. She has a very compelling asylum case, we are waiting for hearing, and we expect that she will be granted asylum and in one year, she will be legal permanent resident, but there are twenty four others twenty three other clients who at this point are vulnerable, and they are telling me that the temporary. Employees are terrified that they could get the ported, and they're talking about numbers in the hundreds and you response to Eric Trump saying we have thousands and thousands of workers. We can't know the stuff. Sure. Well, no, that's not the case at the golf club. The Gulf club roughly has about one hundred employees, and what the workers are telling me half of them were undocumented in Westchester, and I would say the same for Bedminster. I understand the organization might have thousands, but the golf clubs themselves each one of them that operates independently has roughly about one hundred employees. So we're talking about five hundred employees and five golf clubs half of them are undocumented possibly, according to a clients telling me, and we haven't heard from other golf clubs in other parts of the United States congresses doing an investigation. Yes. We were there last week we met with members of the house we met with the Senator Booker from New Jersey and also Senator Menendez. I believe they are circulating a letter requesting not only in a thorough investigation by the FBI. Homeland security investigations but also protections for these workers on about Romero. And thank you for being with us. I mean Goodman with Nermeen shake, thanks so much. Joining us.