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A highlight from The Fall of Kevin McCarthy? with Kurt Schlichter
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Start a high school or college chapter today at tpusa .com. Email me as always freedom at charleykirk .com. Buckle up everybody. Here we go. Charlie what you've done is incredible here. Maybe Charlie Kirk is on the college campus. I want you to know we are lucky to have Charlie Kirk. Charlie Kirk's running the White House folks. I want to thank Charlie. He's an incredible guy. His spirit, his love of this country. He's done an amazing job building one of the most powerful youth organizations ever created Turning Point USA. We will not embrace the ideas that have destroyed countries, destroyed lives and we are going to fight for freedom on campuses across the country. That's why we are here. Brought to you by the loan experts I trust, Andrew and Todd at Sierra Pacific Mortgage at andrewandtodd .com. Joining us now is Kurt Schlichter, author of Overlord, eighth in the series. Check it out. I'm hearing great things about it in the People's Republic series. Kurt, thank you for taking the time. Kurt, I was thinking who could we have on the show that's not going to hold anything back. Make our audience laugh about the Shakespearean tragedy and drama that we are witnessing. Kurt, how should we think about what is happening right now as we speak? Motion to vacate of Kevin McCarthy. Well, the whole thing reminds me of the sin of Onam. I think, you know, I'm trying to keep it FCC compliant here, Charlie. I'm an army guy. I want to know what the objective is. I don't like Kevin McCarthy. He's not my pal. I am completely indifferent to what happens to him. He is a tool in every sense of the word, but mostly to be used for an objective. What's the objective? Matt Gaetz. Why now? Why here? Why this? I know what the plan is. To the extent is it starts with vacating the chair. And step two, we're going to skip over that. And then step three is some better situation happens. I don't understand the plan. I understand that we've got a presidential primary going on. While we are talking about this, we are not talking about the lawfare against President Trump. We are not talking about the candidates and their policies. We are not talking about the Hunter Biden revelations that even The Washington Post can't ignore anymore. We're not talking about Jamal Bowman, who can't figure out the difference between a door and a fire alarm. I actually believe him there. I do think he is that dumb. Instead, we've got Matt Gaetz being followed by hundreds of regime media reporters who for the first time ever are thrilled to ask what Matt Gaetz, a hardcore conservative thinks only because they think it's going to cause chaos among the Republicans, which it is. And he appears to be eating this up. He appears to be loving this. He appears to have a personal beef against Kevin McCarthy. Not sure that his personal beef should have any play in here. Look, I'm all about winning. I don't understand how that wins. I haven't had a good explanation of how vacating the chair wins. Again, not a pal of Kevin McCarthy. It's not my favorite guy. I don't like him. I don't love him. But he's over Matt when Gaetz tosses him out with the help of the Democrats, who will never do anything that's good for the Republicans. So you could tell, you know, it's an important indicator. If the Democrats are united behind you in doing something, that's when you think, huh, maybe this isn't such a great idea. So I'm, you know, I'm concerned with winning legislative elections in Virginia, where we have to show people who have doubts about conservatives that we can govern. I'm concerned about winning in Kentucky, where we have a very important governor who's very likely to have to replace Mitch McConnell, whose health is failing. I want to, you know, is this going to help those things or hurt those things? What's the answer? I don't you take a giant leap to do something that hasn't been done in 113 years. You know, I'd like to know what the plan is. Am I crazy? No, no, there is no plan. And I understand the anger from the base. I'm going to read some emails here, though, Kurt. And I know and I get it because we have been betrayed on every major issue. So I get it. I feel the same way. I'm not even trying to do happy talk. I'm not trying to do. I'm just asking, guys, before you storm the Bastille, what's next? And there is this there's this amazing dialog that happened. I'm trying to remember what New York City liberal was, but it was the Black Panthers. I think I think I had you on once and we talked about this. So the Black Panthers came to some sort of white liberal cocktail soiree and all the white liberals were like fawning over them, the Black Panthers, best thing ever. And some brave soul, you know, listens to the speech and the Black Panthers say, we're going to burn it all down. We're going to do this. And somebody asked the question, they said, but but what next? And the Black Panther responds, he says, well, you can't know everything, man. It's like, OK, hold on a second. Like, let's climb up, like let's I get the anger. I understand it. But here's let me just read some of these emails here, because, again, I have received thousands of very nasty messages, not even because I'm saying we shouldn't be doing this. I'm saying that this has probably not been thought through, like just what the one, two, three, four is. Right. So I'll read one of these emails here. Right. Charlie, the time has come to burn it all down. They're all the same. It can't get any worse than what we have. What is your response to that, Kurt? That's about the stupidest thing I've ever heard. And I think we need to sugarcoating it with our people. OK, I've been in the ruins of a civil war. It gets a lot worse. We have problems here, you know, and I find it interesting that guys like you and I, who no one is going to mistake for a squish unless they are actively stupid or think the listener is actively stupid, are saying, wait a minute, stop it. We need a plan. We need a direction. We need to figure out what the heck we're going to do. And it can't just be, well, let's just see what happens. Let's toss this guy out with no idea who follows. You know what's going to happen? A bunch of Republican squishes, the same one the base is infuriated at, are going to get together with a bunch of Democrats and they're going to put in a squish Republican speaker like they got down in Texas, the same kind of creep who was behind impeaching Ken Paxton. And then they're going to go, I can't believe it. You know, I keep thinking of that meme, the guy riding on his bike and he's saying, dang, these Republicans, they're screwing everything up. He sticks some between the tusks, folks in his wheel. He raps, he goes, oh, they're really annoying. Look what they did to me. The anger is understandable. And yes. And but so some I could read I could read, by the way, the audience is ninety nine percent in the direction of vacate storm, the best deal, take the head and all that. But let's let's just go through a fact, which is that the people that will be voting for motion to vacate, you know, they say they've been live to him betrayed and I'm going to take their word at it. Right. I'm not there. They are. I'm not going to. But they will they will vote with that. They will vote for every Democrat. So is it correct, Kurt, to say that this is a gift to the Democrat Party? Well, the Democrats sure think so. Democrats are excited about this. Every single Democrat wouldn't be voting for this thing if they didn't think it was good for the Democrats. That hold on, hold on. You know, that sounds obvious, but time out, time out. Say that again, because that that that that's not Barry the lead. OK, hold on. I want you to repeat what you just said. Say it again. Every single Democrat would not be voting for this if every single Democrat did not think this was good for the Democrats and bad for us. That sounds so obvious, but because the Democrats never vote against their own interest ever. No, no, they don't know about their political party interest, not the interest of their constituents, of their power. No, I look I think you're right. And I, you know, I'm. I understand people are frustrated. Grow up. We have a four seat majority of one house of the Congress. OK, there are a bunch of reasons why that's true. Many of them the fault of our own party and our own choices and actions. But that's where we are. You know, I can't believe why isn't he decreeing blah, blah, blah. Because, you know, maybe you should have paid more attention that that Schoolhouse Rock. I'm just a bill thing because it's it doesn't work like that. We have got to make incremental movements. We are not going to make this is this is not going to be a giant sweeping cavalry charge. This is going to be bayonet fighting inch by inch. And sometimes you're going to lose ground. Sometimes the bad guys score points. The goal is to move forward, but you never move forward by losing. I don't want to make any broad proclamations, but we will. It looks like we're not going to have the House next year. I'm just going to tell you right now it was this is not making it more likely for most of our audience doesn't care. And they're telling us and that's not what they will. But they will. Once they abolish the Electoral College, I'm going to get a lot of e -mails. Yeah. Well, I can't believe I'm doing this. Well, believe it. And you thought it was a great idea. No, I would rather not be in the I told you so mode. I know I get it out. I know when when Washington, D .C. becomes a state, I don't want to have to replay this segment. I don't. Yeah, exactly. Guys, think. 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Fresh update on "kurt" discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"All right, Kurt, let's summarize it. It looks like this vote is going to happen. What is the best case scenario from this point forward? I think it's likely he's going to lose the speakership. The best case scenario would be quickly picking a new Republican speaker. But what's the name of that guy? Because as I recall, back in January, we went through 15 iterations before we got to Kevin McCarthy. So who's the other guy? What's the alternative? I mean, I feel like, you know, you're on a date with an ex-girlfriend and you say, hey, let's go out to eat. Where do you want to go? I don't know. I don't care. OK, let's go Chinese. I don't want to go Chinese. OK, let's go Cuban. I don't want to go Cuban. Let's get hamburgers. I don't want hamburgers. That's how. What's the answer? You can't just say no all the time. You're not a two year old. I need an answer. And it doesn't make me a squish or love Kim Bush or or Paul Ryan, because I'd like a plan. I'd like to know what we're doing and how we plan on doing it. No, no, no. Kurt, you don't understand. I am now by the way, calling me a rich. I got to be honest. That's amazing. If I'm a rhino or I say that there is a war on white people and being trans is a mass delusion and that we're being invaded via the great replacement of the third world. But Charlie's a rhino because because Kurt, I want a plan. Yes. Yes. You clearly love Soros and Jeff. It's just like I. I can't deal with I can deal with disagreement. I do. By the way, some of the audience is just disagreeing and they've been polite. But I'd say that hundreds of people are just like they're coming after my motives. They're like, you're an establishment hack. I'm like, really? OK. Words actually mean something. OK. When you say words like establishment, neocon, these actually have rhino. They have meanings. It's not just a replacement word for something that you think is kind of bad or it just pleased you. They have actual meanings. And I don't think it's too much to expect people to understand them and use them. Yes. Disagree with me. Fine. I'm a lawyer. Everyone I talk to all day literally disagrees with me. OK. Doesn't offend me. What offends me is people who haven't thought their stuff through and who have sloppy, weak, emotion driven thinking because that never, ever works. That is well said. Kurt, plug your book, plug whatever you want. You've been generous with your time. Go get Overlord. It's the eight Kelly Turnbull novel inspired by Andrew Breitbart. Back when I worked for him, he said, go out, make the media you want. This is the eighth full of action. America is split into red and blue. You send the red hero into the blue America and they're crazy and they're insane. And there's guns. You got a dog. Look at that cover by conservative artist Solidity Hollywood. It is fun. I am number one in military thrillers right now. Number one in the world in military thrillers. That's quite a category. That's quite a category. That's pretty cool. Military thrillers. I didn't even know that existed. That's pretty cool. Congratulations, Kurt. All right. We'll have you on soon. Thank you so much. Look, I just want to speak directly to you guys, the audience. I love the feedback. I don't take it personally. I find it laughable, but don't allow your anger, your emotions to guide you in a bad direction. Here's a good rule of life. And I'm only 29 going to be 30 soon. Here's one of my rules of life. I make my worst decisions when I'm angry. I do not think clearly when I'm angry. When I get in a debate on a college campus and somebody is angry, I know I'm going to beat them in a debate because they're not thinking clearly. They're not they're not they're not doing.They are not rationally considering everything. So be measured. Let your temper go out and then ask yourself the question, is there a plan? Whatever that plan may or may not might be. Thanks so much for listening, everybody. Email us your thoughts as always. Freedom at Charlie Kirk dot com. Thanks so much for listening and God bless. For more on many of these stories and news you can trust, go to Charlie Kirk dot com. When I grow up, I want to work for a woke company like super woke. When I grow up, I want to be hired based on what I look like rather than my skills. I want to be judged by my political beliefs. I want to get promoted based on my chromosomes. When I grow up, I want to be offended by my co-workers and walk around the office on eggshells and have my words policed by HR words like grandfather, peanut gallery, long time no see, no can do. When I grow up, I want to be obsessed with emotional safety and do workplace sensitivity training all day long. When I grow up, I want to climb the corporate ladder just by following the crowd. I want to be a conformist. I want to weaponize my pronouns. What are pronouns? It's time to grow up and get back to work. Introducing the number one woke free job board in America. Red balloon dot work.
A highlight from Night of the Grizzlies
"Get ready to dive into the future with Technically Speaking, an Intel podcast, the groundbreaking podcast from iHeartMedia's Ruby Studios in partnership with Intel. Each episode unveils the incredible ways AI technology is transforming our world for the better. Join host Graham Klass as he speaks with the experts behind the technological advancements that are powering a brighter and more accessible future for everyone. Listen to Technically Speaking, an Intel podcast, on the iHeartRadio app, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. Following in your parents' footsteps is never easy, especially when mom or dad happen to be superstar athletes. What kind of lessons do Hall of Famers like, oh I don't know, NBA legend Tim Hardaway and NFL icon Kurt Warner impart on their kids as they chase professional sports stardom? How do they teach them the importance of prioritizing health and how to overcome adversity? Well, you can join Heart of the Game as they explore these questions and more with some of the greatest families in sports. Listen to Heart of the Game on the iHeartRadio app, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. Hey everyone, we want to let you know and remind you that our first ever Stuff You Should Know episode on vinyl, a podcast LP, is out and available for purchase. Yeah, and the episode is vinyl. Our episode on vinyl is now available on vinyl, if you can wrap your heads around that. That's right, and they're beautiful, they look amazing. We partnered with Born Losers Records and they were great to work with and it's just a real feather in our cap to be able to hold some Stuff You Should Know physical media finally. Yeah, and they make a great holiday gift for the Stuff You Should Know fan in your life, a great Halloween gift, a great Canadian Thanksgiving gift, a great regular Thanksgiving gift. They're appropriate for all those jams. So just go to syskvinyl .com and order yours now. They ship out on October 20th. Welcome to Stuff You Should Know, a production of iHeartRadio. Hey everybody, and welcome to the podcast. I'm Josh Clark and there's Charles W. Chuck Bryant. Jerry's here too, and this is Stuff You Should Know. Let's go. Oh, you like that one? I did. I'd also like this title that Livia gave this one. Yes. It's very fun. Can I read it? Sure. The night that transformed bare human relations. It's pretty straightforward and says everything you need to say. Yeah, it's actually sadly very accurate. Yeah, and yet, despite it being that straightforward, there's a pretty interesting story hidden amid those letters. Sounds like a crossword clue. It does. I feel like we should tell that story now, or else really what are we doing here, Chuck? Alright, well I think this is one of those, unfortunately, we can't just sort of play out as a teaser to reveal what happens. I think we kind of need to say what actually happened and then tell that story, yeah? Alright. Did you want to tease this thing out? No. Okay. I'm just being difficult. Because what we're talking about is a very sad night, August of 1967, when two young women, two 19 -year -old women were killed by two, and here's the kicker, two different bears in two different places in the same national park. If it was one bear that just went crazy or something and they were all camping together, that would be obviously tragic, but not like, hey, we need to really look at what's going on here, and that's what happened because it was two bears in two places. Yeah, and the reason why it was such a kicker is because in the 57 years leading up to that, that Glacier National Park was a national park, only three other people had ever been killed by grizzly bears, and then all of a sudden it went from three people in 57 years to two women in two separate incidents in one night. That is crazy, and it really did kick off this national conversation about should grizzly bears stay alive as a species because we like living in national parks. Do we have the right to do that kind of thing? It's a pretty interesting story. It's got a lot of facets to it, and I feel like we should talk a little bit about grizzly bears first because I didn't realize that they were just a subspecies of brown bear, although that makes a lot of sense. Yeah, grizzlies are brown bears. They are generally darker than brown bears in coloring. They're generally smaller. They can be a couple hundred pounds up to about 600, and it's interesting here because I think it depends on where you live and who you ask. Usually bears brown are called brown bears when they're more coastal, like the ones you see grabbing that salmon out of the river you would call a brown bear. I thought that was a grizzly. Whereas if you live inland and you're a bear, a brown bear, you're called a grizzly, but then I also saw people talking about coastal grizzlies, so it may be one of those names that's just sort of been tacked onto a lot of brown bears. Yeah. I think it's just, you know, it's confusing. Yeah, but they're brown bears. Yeah, they're brown bears, which makes them, you know, and they're a relatively small brown bear. There's a type of brown bear called a Kodiak that gets up to 10 feet tall when it's standing on its hind legs. No, thank you. Grizzlies are not nearly that big, but they're still big enough. I mean, the males can get up to about 600 pounds, and there used to be a lot more of them than there are today. The early 19th century, I think around the time of Lewis and Clark, there was an estimated 50 ,000 to 100 ,000 grizzly bears. They went all the way from Canada down to Mexico. They were in every what's now states along the West, all the way over to the Great Plains. There was a ton of them. And then as we started to move out there, we meaning white American settlers and colonists, part of what that whole westward expansion included was not just wiping out Native Americans, it was also wiping out large carnivores too. Yeah, like when they talk about taming the West, that's what they mean. It's like, let's go out there and kill things. And they did this for a few reasons. Sometimes it was because they had cattle that they wanted to take care of, or, you know, occasionally if they thought they were in harm's way, they might kill a bear. But a lot of it was just that sort of, I was about to say human nature, but really man's nature, at least some men, not me or you, to want to kill big, beautiful animals because they're big and beautiful and, you know, I guess could be considered dangerous. You got to keep an eye on those people because they can very quickly become real like most dangerous game types. Right. That's right. So by the time 1967 rolls around, when the two 19 -year -old women who died lost their lives, and I'll just go ahead and say their names are Julie Helgeson, man, and Michelle Koons, by the time they died in August of 1967, grizzly bears had been wiped out so thoroughly that they had a territory that was about 2 % of what it had once been. Mostly they were in national parks because those were protected areas, and there was something like under a thousand of them in the entire continental United States. Yeah, that's, 2 % is great when you're talking milk, it's not great when you're talking about animal populations. Did you write that one down? I didn't, it just came to me when I saw 2%. Good stuff, man. Very nice. Here's the weird thing though, is, and it seems rather counterintuitive, there were more, even though there were fewer bears, there were more human encounters with these bears for this very reason, and as we'll see, this is what, part of what led to this huge mess, and it's really hard to, if you're our age, and maybe obviously younger, you don't realize that national parks weren't always these places where they really were smart about everything they did, because at the time, they would do some crazy things in national parks. They would try and get bears around, they would leave food out. They would, there was one story here that Livia found where, and luckily a park ranger kind of stopped this in the act, but these parents brought a bear over with some food with a candy bar, and then tried to put their 18 month old on this bear's back to take a picture. Yeah, there's a story in that same article about a guy who was trying to lure a bear into his car to get a photo of it behind the wheel. Yeah. Just people interacting with, again, 600 pound grizzly bears, they can just take your head clean off if they want to, but that's the thing. They are really unpredictable, and for the most part, they're vegetarians, I think plants make up something like 90 % of their diets, and a lot of times, they're, I don't want to say docile, but the 18 month old baby survived, and so did the mom, and so did the dad. If that bear had acted any differently, they wouldn't have survived, so I saw that their personalities can best be summed up as unpredictable, but at the time, in the 60s, that is not the impression people had of bears. They were kind of considered a lot more gentle. There was a park ranger who was quoted by Jack Olson, who we'll meet in a little while, who said that on a scale of, a danger scale, where a butterfly is a zero and a rattlesnake is a 10, the grizzlies of Glacier Park would have to rate somewhere between zero and one. That is entirely wrong. He really should have said they rate between a zero and a 10, and you have no idea what it's going to be at any given moment if you encounter a bear. Yeah, and like a lot of large animals like this, when there is a, you know, their accident, so I'm going to call it an accidental killing, because bears weren't like, ooh, human, let me go eat them. Like you said, they're mostly vegetarian, and even when they ate stuff that was non -vegetarian, it wasn't like, oh, boy, let me go chow down on that person. It was, let me go chow down on that person's steak by the fire or the fish that they're cooking or something like that. And so when there is an accident, it's usually one of a couple of things. It's either the sort of familiar scenario of where you stumble upon a bear and scare them, or they may have their cubs around them, might be a mama with some cubs. Or it is that bear that's like, wait a minute, that's my food. You're eating that fish out of that river. I want it. So let's go. Yeah, apparently they defend their food like it's, like with the most jealous violence that they need to, like that is their food, even if it's your food. Yeah, exactly, because that bear thinks it's their food, because it's their territory. And the other thing that Libby was keen to point out, which is like, it sounds sort of funny at first, but it really is a thing that you need to pay attention to, is the Yogi Bear cartoon was a big thing. And Yogi and Boo Boo as these sort of friendly bears going after the picnic basket, that came about because that's what it was like. It wasn't like someone said, I got this crazy idea. Let's take these ferocious animals and make them Hanna -Barbera, and let's make them into a lovable cartoon character. It was like, no, that's when you went to these national parks. Like you said, people are luring bears around. They're like, ooh, take my picnic basket if I can take a picture, pick a picture, pick a picture, pick a picture. I'm just trying to make that into a funny picnic thing. Anyway, that's how things were. So that's why they made that cartoon. And that was just sort of what was going on. Like they literally at Glacier, at one, oh, I'm sorry, this is at Yellowstone, but they were doing similar things in Glacier. At Yellowstone, they put bleachers up around the open air dumps so people could show up and watch the bear show, which was bears wandering in to eat. Yeah. So a lot of people rightfully lay a lot of the blame for the deaths in 1967 at the feet of the administrators of national parks at the time because they were using the bears as entertainment. And at the very least, even if they weren't in some of the parks, they were not instructing the public on how to interact with bears and just how dangerous bears were. And that was a huge problem because like you said, people were treating them like they were just these docile, gentle animals that wouldn't do them any harm. And then the other factor that kind of gets overlooked is that this is right after the national highway system had really been developed and people were hitting the road. So these national parks were suddenly just swamped with tourists for the first time in their history. So people were, there were far fewer bears, but there were a lot more people all up in the bears' drills than there ever had been in human history. Yeah. And leading up to this specific incident, and we'll detail a little bit more of this after, I guess we'll take a break here in a couple of minutes. But at Glacier, there were sort of in the days leading up, there were a lot of alarming incidences where bears were becoming way more aggressive, or if you're watching a cartoon, way more friendly than they had been. There were fires that came through the park in the summer of 67, so that shrank their habitat some and kind of squeezed them into a smaller area. And there was one bear in particular that had been reported a few different times. I went back, I'm sure you did too, and read this great original Sports Illustrated article. Who was it that wrote that? Jack Olson. Yeah, Jack Olson is kind of the standard account of this horrific event. But this bear, it was an emaciated female who was underweight, had been reported a lot going up to people, being very brazen and, you know, not like typically when you see a bear, if you ever watch these outdoor shows, you start yelling at the bear, like get out of here or clank in a pot and the bear usually is going to leave. Bears are scared and they don't want to be around people. But this bear was not taking any orders and not doing any of the things that a bear would usually do. It would just come into a camp and start eating and not leave until they wanted to leave, this skinny lady bear. Right. So we have in the Western National Park System, a situation where bears have become acclimated to humans. They're totally fine with being really close to humans, kind of not scared of us. And then also they had become habituated on human food and garbage. And they now associated humans with food and they were no longer scared of humans. There were a huge population of bears in the Western parks with lots of humans coming to see them. All right. Well, let's that sounds like a very natural place to stop things and never come back. But we do. We have to tell this this bad story. So we'll be back right after this.
Fresh update on "kurt" discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"So, so, OK, so there's a this hasn't happened. Let's just tell you the history of this, Kurt. This hasn't happened in one hundred thirteen years. And I do think that's because we are we are living with such largess in the sense of the borders are open. There's so much anger and frustration. In some ways, this is inevitable, right? The country is collapsing. People are looking for any sort of pressure release valve. Kurt. Yeah, that's true. But, you know, there's there's good pressure releases like hitting the gym and there's bad pressure releases like opening up three bottles of Jack Daniels and chugging them. OK, this is chugging the Jack Daniels. We're not going to feel good tomorrow. We're going to regret it greatly. And it's not going to accomplish anything. Look, I understand frustration. I'm also an adult. Incremental progress is all we're going to get. We're not going to fix everything overnight. OK, and and to the extent politicians promise that they will and McCarthy did. Oh, we're going to repeal 87000 IRS agents. No, you're not. And you should not say that you're going to. But I haven't heard a better idea than McCarthy. And he's been doing about as well as we can. And we've actually gotten a lot out of this in terms of investigations. So I don't know where it goes from here, but I'm pretty sure it ain't going to be better. So I love that. I mean, I love that idea of like the hangover. Yes. You know, when the fog clears and your high, you know, dissipates. I don't know if we're going to be feeling great when all of a sudden, you know, Speaker Mase all of a sudden announces that she has 30 Democrats with her, you know, or, you know, don't think it can't happen. No, I'm not. No, no, no, no, no, no. This is this is not a joke. People have called me names all morning. Charlie, stop. You know, I said no, no, no, no. You're in the midst of a congressional session. This is a different ballgame than January. I mean, you're talking about you could have a Dusty Johnson, Don Bacon, Hakeem Jeffries, you know, that guy that just got mugged, whatever that guy, Quallaro, whatever his name is. Right. Yeah, whatever. I mean, anything can happen at this point. And oh, yeah. Oh, absolutely. Look, I can see Nancy Mase and you would see what she promised Hakeem Jeffries. Hey, we're closing down the Biden investigation that she was all for 15 minutes ago in a heartbeat. Yeah. And by the way, if you get a more moderate speaker, they could just close down every one of these subpoenas. There's no impeachment. Everyone. Yeah. And by the way, our audience says we don't care about any of that. And that's that's I disagree. Hey, everybody, Charlie Kirk here. Do you get the feeling that the unthinkable is going to happen soon? Well, I do. Between the distractions, the smokescreens, the media, we probably might not even see it coming. You are nine meals away from anarchy. That's why it's so smart to invest in emergency food right now. As they say, quote, it's better to have it, not need it than to need it and not have it. My Patriots supplies the nation's leader in high quality emergency food had to my patriotsupply.com. That is my patriotsupply.com and prepare today with emergency food that will stay fresh for up to 25 years. Enjoy a wide variety of delicious food kits offering over 2000 calories every day for optimum strength under stress. And don't forget about water filtration and purification products. These are perfect for your bug out bag, survival supply and camping pack. One thing is for sure in this world. We all need to stock up before panic sets in order by 3 p.m. and your item ships the same day. And that is really fast. Go to mypatriotsupply.com. It's time to prepare for what's coming. My patriotsupply.com.
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You should know a production of I heart radio Hey and welcome to the podcast I'm Josh and there's Chuck and Jerry's here too and this is stuff you should know the podcast about revenge We've done an episode on it was like a top 10 on cases legendary cases of revenge Oh, yeah, I remember that but we didn't talk much about Revenge itself and I feel it was high time. We've been dancing around it for decades now And here we are I Thought this is a great idea. So kudos to you because it Dave helped us out with this one and it's a lot of like science and studies have Sort of and I'm not gonna spoil anything but have sort of About revenge and what it means for the person getting the revenge. Yeah, I think most people How we feel about revenge it's from watching movies and it's like deeply satisfying to watch the Bad guy who deserves revenge get get their comeuppance right sure is or even be killed Just like yes that guy deserved that kind of thing. But in reality carrying out acts of revenge or They just it's not like the movies I guess is what I'm trying to say and yet there's a lot of evidence of revenge in real life so much so that the New York Police Department came out with a study in 2012 and Found out that 42 % of the homicides in New York were motivated by revenge man, so and that actually kind of underscores like a problem with revenge is That when you enact vengeance on somebody and you leave them alive almost Invariably that person feels like you overdid What in response to what they they did it was disproportionate. So now they have to strike back again And it can go back and forth until somebody dies or else somebody can die right away is the first act of revenge But the the point of the whole thing is is that once you do carry out revenge no matter if it's petty exciting somebody up for spam or Killing somebody in response to whatever Slight like road rage. They cut you off in in traffic. You don't feel good afterward You actually feel worse and that's the underlying point of this entire episode Yeah, you know my my favorite petty I don't do it, but my favorite petty revenge to witnesses It's pin and it's so dumb Everyone just settle down is on a highway when someone Is on an expressway and they clean their windows and it gets all over the car behind them Yeah, I see people all the time race in front of that person and do the same thing. Oh my god, really? Yeah, that is Petty that is Tom Petty. That's not Tom Petty because somebody was great That's just petty and I also wanted to say to you talked about Revenge coming back harder or whatever Emily has her own personal Saying like when we're messing around and I like I will do something to her Or I'll say something kind of mean as a joke. She'll she'll eviscerate me if it is and she calls it coming back double She goes I come back double. Oh boy I was one of those people that Think she gets pushed in the corner and is and man she comes out hard So it's it's a good trait and it can and one to be wary of at the same time Yes, I'm suddenly way more wary of Emily than I was before luckily I stayed on her good side You wouldn't come at Emily. Anyway, you're smart. No, so There's a lot of questions revolving around revenge if if the if we know for a fact It feels good to think about but then feels bad to do. Mm -hmm Despite the fact that when we're thinking about it, we're like this is going to feel good It's not the act of thinking about it. That feels good It's fantasizing about how good it's gonna feel to get that person back And set the universe right again to do all sorts of things that revenge allegedly does and it turns out When you carry out an act of revenge you are playing the chump to evolution and on behalf of society as a whole and That's kind of like the whole basis of a revenge. There's a Extensively in the animal kingdom and it really collides with the the modern evolved humans That live in these complex societies. We've formed today When you get those two things together an interesting podcast comes out. That's right what you're talking about the animal kingdom is also called retaliatory aggression and that is the idea that So let's say a lion mama goes out and kills an animal To leave for her little cubs to eat Another animal is like oh, you know Let me see if I could sneak in there eat some of that too The mama lion doesn't just scare this thing off to preserve that meat for the kids The mama lion goes and hunts down and kills that animal. Yes, that's good. They come back double Emily style Right. I mean like the the problem solved the hyena has been chased away But to leave your kids and go find it and kill it. That's that is Seems only retaliatory aggressive. Yeah, and this next one too. I'm gonna mention These are interesting because it made me sort of question the idea of revenge versus punishment Right because I think those are different things. Yeah, the rhesus monkey We've talked a lot about their vocalizations like they're all about the group or they should be at least and like when they find food Let's say they will tell everyone. Hey, I found food But if a rhesus monkey is ever like, you know I'm gonna have a little bit of this first before I call out and if they find that out There's a punishment for that rhesus monkey. I don't think they kill it But there is a punishment and this is the idea that these retaliatory aggressions are Deterrence it's like a punishment for everyone to see to prevent future transgressions like hey, did you hyena see that? Did you other rhesus monkey see that? So that you know would be an advantageous thing Evolutionarily speaking so that gene gets passed on Yeah Because the more the more you're prone to do that the the likelier you are to not have food stolen from you for your kids The likelier it is for your kids to survive and and your lineage to survive. So it makes sense Evolutionarily speaking this retaliatory aggression does at least right? Yeah, which I would still argue is punishment more than revenge. I Absolutely, I think you're absolutely right and there's a there's a story a couple of stories of Tigers actually engaging in what can only be described as revenge and it's very much up in the air whether what we're witnessing is actual revenge, but like you know, like there was a very famous story out of Russia where like a poacher not only shot a But also took some of their kill and that the tiger tracked the guy down found his his little lodging destroyed everything you could find in lodging and then waited outside for the hunter to come back and then kill them and that the Tiger managed to hold this idea in his head Or I think it was a her her head for up to maybe 24 hours after the the hunter shot her There's a there's a couple of stories out there that seem to pertain to Tigers Specifically that it's almost like it does contain an emotional component to it, but for the most part Yes, it's it's solving in a problem and then maybe preventing future problems among the animals Yeah, you know one of my favorite sayings is revenge is a meal best served cold Yeah, I don't know why cuz I'm not a revenge guy really, but I just I think that it's just such a great saying I just like it, you know, there's something about like oh, no, no The real revenge is like when you wait around for a while Oh, yeah, and then when you would might not be suspected you come back and take that revenge Yeah, because if you just immediately do it in response, you're a hothead and a dummy anybody can do that But just sit there and really stew on it and figure out the best way to really get back at the person that takes intellect Yeah, I agree and a little bit of craziness.
Fresh update on "kurt" discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"OK, Kurt, I want to read this email from Bobby who emailed us. Charlie McCarthy is responsible for the narrow house victory to begin with. He dumped money and effort into bearing MAGA candidates. Now you want to use the argument of our limited power against holding him accountable for all our failings. Why do you think he wanted the limited number control? It's a gun to our head. We've been manipulated. It's time to remove him. Time for a new speaker. Get your head in the game. So, Kurt, how should we respond to that? Well, that's just dumb. Look, I blame McCarthy at some level to the less than other senior Republicans, but it was a group effort screwing up 2022. And the idea that there's some sort of like seven dimensional chat where he only has a couple people majority because that's like to his advantage. You know, stop. Stop with the childish stuff. One of the problems that we have, Charlie, is a lot of people came into politics energized by Donald Trump. And that itself is not bad. But a lot of them have not do not understand how actual politics works. OK. And it's not this conspiracy thing. It's not these leper geniuses. These are not Bond villains. OK. These are not super smart. Ernst Stavros Blofeld's in their volcano lair. They're regular people with regular faults. And many of them not exceptional in any way. So the idea that there's some sort of giant conspiracy going on. No, it's exactly what it seems. It's people having to make deals, people having to make compromises and other people not not accepting the fact that, you know, most of America is not as conservative as you are, Charlie, as I am, as your viewers and listeners are. We've got to get along with a majority of people who are more liberal than we are, even on the Republican side. How do we do that? We're not dictators. We don't have absolute power. We've got to make incremental progress. And we've got to accept that sometimes we're not going to win.
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Fresh update on "kurt" discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"All right, Kurt Schlichter continues with us. The vote is ongoing right now to vacate the chair. Breaking news, every Democrat will be voting to vacate the chair. There will be no dissension. So, Kurt, I don't know if you can see a screen here. This is what happens if a single Democrat votes out of line. Play cut 30. It's one of the most powerful scenes in movie. Walk us through that scene, Kurt. Well, you know, Walt's the director who doesn't do what Tom Hagen says in The Godfather wakes up and finds Rosie O'Donnell's head in his bed. And it's it's it's a tragedy. It's horrible. And it's a it's an enforcement tool. I'm not saying that we as Republicans should act like that. I'm saying a fact. This is why the Democrats they don't want to wake up with, you know, their Chihuahua's head in their bed. No, they're like, no, no. As I said, if AOC ever filed a motion to vacate Pelosi, her her aunt would be deported. Her brother would be, you know, indicted for something. She would lose her parking pass and her boyfriend would lose his job all before Nancy Pelosi is done with her third screwdriver at 9 a.m. So, Kurt, let me ask you, I want to just there's some really good meeting emails here. Brett, for example, Charlie, first time ever I disagreed with you. It is simple. McCarthy was given all year to follow through with promises. Accountability must be carried out. And, you know, it never is in government. Republicans must learn to do what they promise for the people in leadership and I'll read another email here. Charlie, so if we the listeners are so stupid because we are sick of betrayal, what big plan do you guys have? Haven't heard a plan from each one of you. Again, lots lots of anger today. Kurt, how should we respond to those? Well, look, I think Kevin McCarthy, again, who I have no special love for, you know, to me, politicians are fungible. One is as good as the other. It's simply a matter of what you can do for me at a given moment. It would be, you know, Kevin McCarthy has been doing about as good a job as you can do in the situation he's given, which is a majority of four people. And it is, I mean, it's very hard to do whatever you want when you don't have the power to do it. And I think he's for instance gone on vacation in August. I would have made everybody stay until we got the stuff done. But I can't let the perfect be the enemy of the good. And he was good enough. I don't see an alternative. If you just want to burn things down, you know, you get burned too. I prefer not to be burned, Charlie. I prefer, you know, victories one after the other, small ones, step by step, with some defeats over a massive self-inflicted defeat. So some people say then, Charlie, what is your guys's plan? I think our plan is pretty simple, Kurt. This is my perspective, is that we have to just kind of put our hands up and be like, Congress is a massive disappointment. Try to get the appropriations bill. Not going to celebrate it. I'm going to focus my attention on trying to win the White House while simultaneously thinking that a circus in Congress is not good. I'm not going to defend it. I'm not going to say it's a beautiful thing. I'm not. I'm just I'm I'm kind of done with Congress as it is. And I think part of the issue is, Kurt, is people think that we can get that we can get some sort of rip-roaring Congress. We can't even get that in Texas. Well, you know, we haven't made the case that we can govern and we're busy making a case that we can't. But look at the progress we have made. We could have some better negotiating position for the budget. We're not going to get the budget we want because we only have a four-seat majority. But one thing we have done is uncovered this whole Biden corruption thing, which never would have happened without a majority and may just come to a flying stop when we don't have a conservative speaker, because we may get a moderate speaker. And what do you think the Democrats price for supporting a speaker with some moderate Republicans is going to be? If you don't think, Barry, this whole Biden thing is on the price tag, you're crazy. Kurt Schlichter, I feel the anger, everybody. Let's see what happens. We are going to be without a speaker likely very soon.
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"Following in your parents' footsteps is never easy, especially when mom or dad happen to be superstar athletes. What kind of lessons do Hall of Famers like, oh I don't know, NBA legend Tim Hardaway and NFL icon Kurt Warner impart on their kids as they chase professional sports stardom? How do they teach them the importance of prioritizing health and how to overcome adversity? Well, you can join Heart of the Game as they explore these questions and more with some of the greatest families in sports. Listen to Heart of the Game on the iHeart Radio app, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. What up? It's Dramos from the Life as a Gringo podcast. We are back with a brand new season. Now Life as a Gringo speaks to Latinos who are born or raised here in the States. It's about educating and breaking those generational curses that, man, have been holding us back for far too long. I'm here to discuss the topics that are relevant to all of us and to define what it means to live as our true, authentic self. Listen to Life as a Gringo on the iHeart Radio app, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. Brought to you by State Farm. Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there.
Fresh update on "kurt" discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
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Start a high school or college chapter today at tpusa.com. Email me as always freedom at charleykirk.com. Buckle up everybody. Here we go. Charlie what you've done is incredible here. Maybe Charlie Kirk is on the college campus. I want you to know we are lucky to have Charlie Kirk. Charlie Kirk's running the White House folks. I want to thank Charlie. He's an incredible guy. His spirit, his love of this country. He's done an amazing job building one of the most powerful youth organizations ever created Turning Point USA. We will not embrace the ideas that have destroyed countries, destroyed lives and we are going to fight for freedom on campuses across the country. That's why we are here. Brought to you by the loan experts I trust, Andrew and Todd at Sierra Pacific Mortgage at andrewandtodd.com. Joining us now is Kurt Schlichter, author of Overlord, eighth in the series. Check it out. I'm hearing great things about it in the People's Republic series. Kurt, thank you for taking the time. Kurt, I was thinking who could we have on the show that's not going to hold anything back. Make our audience laugh about the Shakespearean tragedy and drama that we are witnessing. Kurt, how should we think about what is happening right now as we speak? Motion to vacate of Kevin McCarthy. Well, the whole thing reminds me of the sin of Onam. I think, you know, I'm trying to keep it FCC compliant here, Charlie. I'm an army guy. I want to know what the objective is. I don't like Kevin McCarthy. He's not my pal. I am completely indifferent to what happens to him. He is a tool in every sense of the word, but mostly to be used for an objective. What's the objective? Matt Gaetz. Why now? Why here? Why this? I know what the plan is. To the extent is it starts with vacating the chair. And step two, we're going to skip over that. And then step three is some better situation happens. I don't understand the plan. I understand that we've got a presidential primary going on. While we are talking about this, we are not talking about the lawfare against President Trump. We are not talking about the candidates and their policies. We are not talking about the Hunter Biden revelations that even The Washington Post can't ignore anymore. We're not talking about Jamal Bowman, who can't figure out the difference between a door and a fire alarm. I actually believe him there. I do think he is that dumb. Instead, we've got Matt Gaetz being followed by hundreds of regime media reporters who for the first time ever are thrilled to ask what Matt Gaetz, a hardcore conservative thinks only because they think it's going to cause chaos among the Republicans, which it is. And he appears to be eating this up. He appears to be loving this. He appears to have a personal beef against Kevin McCarthy. Not sure that his personal beef should have any play in here. Look, I'm all about winning. I don't understand how that wins. I haven't had a good explanation of how vacating the chair wins. Again, not a pal of Kevin McCarthy. It's not my favorite guy. I don't like him. I don't love him. But he's over when Matt Gaetz tosses him out with the help of the Democrats, who will never do anything that's good for the Republicans. So you could tell, you know, it's an important indicator. If the Democrats are united behind you in doing something, that's when you think, huh, maybe this isn't such a great idea. So I'm, you know, I'm concerned with winning legislative elections in Virginia, where we have to show people who have doubts about conservatives that we can govern. I'm concerned about winning in Kentucky, where we have a very important governor who's very likely to have to replace Mitch McConnell, whose health is failing. I want to, you know, is this going to help those things or hurt those things? What's the answer? I don't you take a giant leap to do something that hasn't been done in 113 years. You know, I'd like to know what the plan is. Am I crazy? No, no, there is no plan. And I understand the anger from the base. I'm going to read some emails here, though, Kurt. And I know and I get it because we have been betrayed on every major issue. So I get it. I feel the same way. I'm not even trying to do happy talk. I'm not trying to do. I'm just asking, guys, before you storm the Bastille, what's next? And there is this there's this amazing dialog that happened. I'm trying to remember what New York City liberal was, but it was the Black Panthers. I think I think I had you on once and we talked about this. So the Black Panthers came to some sort of white liberal cocktail soiree and all the white liberals were like fawning over them, the Black Panthers, best thing ever. And some brave soul, you know, listens to the speech and the Black Panthers say, we're going to burn it all down. We're going to do this. And somebody asked the question, they said, but but what next? And the Black Panther responds, he says, well, you can't know everything, man. It's like, OK, hold on a second. Like, let's climb up, like let's I get the anger. I understand it. But here's let me just read some of these emails here, because, again, I have received thousands of very nasty messages, not even because I'm saying we shouldn't be doing this. I'm saying that this has probably not been thought through, like just what the one, two, three, four is. Right. So I'll read one of these emails here. Right. Charlie, the time has come to burn it all down. They're all the same. It can't get any worse than what we have. What is your response to that, Kurt? That's about the stupidest thing I've ever heard. And I think we need to sugarcoating it with our people. OK, I've been in the ruins of a civil war. It gets a lot worse. We have problems here, you know, and I find it interesting that guys like you and I, who no one is going to mistake for a squish unless they are actively stupid or think the listener is actively stupid, are saying, wait a minute, stop it. We need a plan. We need a direction. We need to figure out what the heck we're going to do. And it can't just be, well, let's just see what happens. Let's toss this guy out with no idea who follows. You know what's going to happen? A bunch of Republican squishes, the same one the base is infuriated at, are going to get together with a bunch of Democrats and they're going to put in a squish Republican speaker like they got down in Texas, the same kind of creep who was behind impeaching Ken Paxton. And then they're going to go, I can't believe it. You know, I keep thinking of that meme, the guy riding on his bike and he's saying, dang, these Republicans, they're screwing everything up. He sticks some between the tusks, folks in his wheel. He raps, he goes, oh, they're really annoying. Look what they did to me. The anger is understandable. And yes. And but so some I could read I could read, by the way, the audience is ninety nine percent in the direction of vacate storm, the best deal, take the head and all that. But let's let's just go through a fact, which is that the people that will be voting for motion to vacate, you know, they say they've been live to him betrayed and I'm going to take their word at it. Right. I'm not there. They are. I'm not going to. But they will they will vote with that. They will vote for every Democrat. So is it correct, Kurt, to say that this is a gift to the Democrat Party? Well, the Democrats sure think so. Democrats are excited about this. Every single Democrat wouldn't be voting for this thing if they didn't think it was good for the Democrats. That hold on, hold on. You know, that sounds obvious, but time out, time out. Say that again, because that that that that's not Barry the lead. OK, hold on. I want you to repeat what you just said. Say it again. Every single Democrat would not be voting for this if every single Democrat did not think this was good for the Democrats and bad for us. That sounds so obvious, but because the Democrats never vote against their own interest ever. No, no, they don't know about their political party interest, not the interest of their constituents, of their power. No, I look I think you're right. And I, you know, I'm. I understand people are frustrated. Grow up. We have a four seat majority of one house of the Congress. OK, there are a bunch of reasons why that's true. Many of them the fault of our own party and our own choices and actions. But that's where we are. You know, I can't believe why isn't he decreeing blah, blah, blah. Because, you know, maybe you should have paid more attention that that Schoolhouse Rock. I'm just a bill thing because it's it doesn't work like that. We have got to make incremental movements. We are not going to make this is this is not going to be a giant sweeping cavalry charge. This is going to be bayonet fighting inch by inch. And sometimes you're going to lose ground. Sometimes the bad guys score points. The goal is to move forward, but you never move forward by losing. I don't want to make any broad proclamations, but we will. It looks like we're not going to have the House next year. I'm just going to tell you right now it was this is not making it more likely for most of our audience doesn't care. And they're telling us and that's not what they will. But they will. Once they abolish the Electoral College, I'm going to get a lot of e-mails. Yeah. Well, I can't believe I'm doing this. Well, believe it. And you thought it was a great idea. No, I would rather not be in the I told you so mode. I know I get it out. I know when when Washington, D.C. becomes a state, I don't want to have to replay this segment. I don't. Yeah, exactly. Guys, think. 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"I would be rude if I didn't take the time to explain to the newer listeners what Leading Saints is. Here goes. Leading Saints is an organization that started as a hobby blog in 2010 and then really caught some traction in 2014 when the podcast started. We talk about all things leadership in the context of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter -day Saints. We aren't owned by the Church, but we have a great relationship with them and always aim to be faith -promoting, even though we talk about the tough topics. My name is Kurt Frankum. I'm generally the voice you hear as the host of the podcast. I've tried to get other hosts, but people demand my smooth tone, and I really enjoy it. Check out LeadingSaints .org to really get into the weeds of what Leading Saints is and learn all about our mission to help Latter -day Saints be better prepared to lead.
A highlight from 124 - Sculpting Nature: The Legacy of Frederick Law Olmsted - Kirk R. Brown
"The Garden Question is a podcast for people that love designing, building, and growing smarter gardens that work. Listen in as we talk with successful garden designers, builders, and growers, discovering their stories along with how they think, work, and grow. This is your next step in creating a beautiful, year -round, environmentally connected, low -maintenance, and healthy, thriving outdoor space. It doesn't matter if you're a beginner or an expert, there will always be something inspiring when you listen to The Garden Question podcast. Hello, I'm your host, Craig McManus. It's been over 200 years since he was born. People still absorb his parks and public gardens in more than 5 ,000 communities across the North American continent. The goal is to give the common man in this new world the same opportunities to experience creation as any king in his private preserve in the Old World. Frederick Law Olmsted is prevalently pronounced the father of American landscape architecture. In this episode, Kurt R. Brown interprets Frederick Law Olmsted. Kurt is a member of the International Garden Communicators Hall of Fame. He is a green achiever being recognized with many industrial awards. He represented Joanne Kostecki Garden Design as a leader in the design bill industry. At America's oldest garden in Charleston, South Carolina, he worked as national outreach coordinator. He is the past president of GardenCom. In the U .S. and Canada, he's delivered hundreds of keynote addresses, guest lectures, teaching symposia, and certified instruction over the past quarter of a century. He's also known to interpret historic horticulturalists and international dignitaries as John Bartram, Frederick Law Olmsted, among many others. He still finds time to cultivate his own private display garden. Join him now as he unveils his views of Olmsted. This is Episode 124, Sculpturing Nature. The Legacy of Frederick Law Olmsted with Kurt R. Brown Interpreting, an encore presentation and remix of Episode 63. Mr. Olmsted, would you take us back to when you were 36 years old and tell us what was your most valuable mistake up to that point? I sometimes have problems remembering what happened yesterday. Remembering what happened when I was 36 takes me to a point in time where I felt that I would never wake up, that somehow whatever hope I had of being properly engaged in an adult employment was never going to occur. However, it was at a time when seemingly everything in the world that I had touched or attempted had turned to dross. With that, when you are at the bottom, looking up from the bottom of that big black pit that you feel yourselves in, God smiles sometimes. And when he smiles, he puts in front of you an opportunity that unless you'd been in that pit of despair, you wouldn't think was a positive. I went over the brink of bankruptcy with a publishing company that my father had financed to put me on my feet in the world of communicating, largely garden communicating. But in that day, when publishers have cash in the drawer and decide that it's better in their pockets and they skip town, I was left holding an empty bag. When my sanity was at risk, there were a group of friends, Dutch elders from the state of New York, who looked at me in my circumstance and they said, without much thinking about it, we have a job for you, sir. And this was from Washington Irving, whom you might have heard, James Hamilton, the Cooper Hewitt later, and David Dudley Field, among many, many others, they said in response to my question, what is this job all about? They said, we believe that from your practical training as an agriculturist, from all of your horticultural writings, from your talents and from your obvious character, I took them at their word on that, we believe you eminently qualified for the duties of the Office of Superintendent of the capital T, the Central Park of New York. They wanted me to be a crew leader of one of the largest public works projects that had been undertaken since the construction of the pyramids. They thought by giving me this job, it would put my feet under my own table and allow me to support the family that I had inherited and adopted after my brother's death. So you see, this is a laugh because being a construction foreman on a landscape project the size of Central Park allowed me into other rooms and gave me the ability to meet other people, most notably among them, Calvert Vox. Of course, from that participation, from that connection, from that wonderful start at 36, climbing out of the black pit and going on into the greater international world of garden design. That's how you find me, sir. From that point till now, you have to consider all of the other doors that opened, designing the country's first great urban and public park. It was a democratization of space. That's the most important aspect that we were driving. All of the big parks of the old world were private preserves, were aristocratic in their founding or country homes of the elite and money. They were not open to the general public. Here we were designing a space, an urban space of green that would allow people at all levels of income to rub elbows and participate in a great and refreshing space. Out of that, the other things that came to my table were the obvious connections of making plans for residential subdivisions. I was ultimately asked to design a world's fair. And in that regard, I was one of the few who designed a fair that actually made money. Mostly the cities in which the Olmsted partnership worked were green belts. It wasn't just one isolated urban jewel. They were a necklace. They were a green necklace surrounding all of the major cities in which we did work, involving and parkways park sides with garden views. And with all of that, the infrastructure that necessarily came along with the design was an increasing awareness of public health and sanitation. I was also involved at the beginning of the American Red Cross with standardizing field operations, with organizing national outreach and coordination, and with putting women in nursing wards. I was also there at the beginning in trying to inventory the natural resources of Yosemite, and that began the National Parks Movement. I also encouraged managed forestry. I was the first person here in this country to hire a forester to help develop plans for management of 137 ,000 acres in Biltmore, not less. Governor Pinchot, as he later came to be known, was the first man that held the post at the National Center where he managed the national parks and forests. I was always involved in garden communication. I was a syndicated New York Times columnist. I was an abolitionist. I believe strongly in the development of cemetery arboretum where families could mourn the death of their loved ones. And I was the first one to be recognized for the design implementation and successful development of riparian restoration using early sustainable practices, because overarching all of these individual jobs, I believe that environmental health was also humanities welfare. Eventually, many of the things that we did for the first time or did for all of those who came later to ask us to repeat our success, eventually we codified most of the things that we were doing, and we were there at the beginning writing a syllabus for the American Society of Landscape Architects when Harvard graduated its first class. That's the beginning. And through it, we've tried to reach a point that you can look back and decide whether what we do, whether creating public parks, whether recognizing national parks, whether doing things as a green infrastructural implementation, whether that is garden design, whether it is landscape design or whether it is landscape architecture. I have certainly left the responsibility of that to all of the generations that came since the implementation of Central Park of New York. So let's look at the Central Park of New York. Where you started to turn around was when you got the job as superintendent. How did you make the jump from superintendent to being credited as the designer and builder of Central Park? I would never accept that title. I was mentored by a man far greater than I. His name was Andrew Jackson Downing, and he lived upstate New York. The concept of Central Park and the concept of public urban horticulture was his. He was the first man here in this country to successfully write that there was a model to be offered and followed in the development of landscape practices. He wrote and published a book in 1841 called A Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening. It was his idea in the 1840s what he called the picturesque landscape has great advantage for the common man. The raw materials of grass, water, and woods are at once appropriated with so much effect and so little art in the picturesque mode, and the charm is so great. You'll recall that 200 years ago I was born. It was also the same year that Napoleon died. There was a great turning where people decided it was no longer appropriate to design landscapes in the French style. The formality of trimmed hedges and topiaries and the development of boxed and hothouse grown examples of tropical horticulture. What they wanted was a natural or romantic view of the world. Downing's response to that was his development of the picturesque here in North America. So while the international turned on what was their term called romanticism, Downing's belief was that it needed to be picturesque. He brought a man from England who was just spectacular with the development of line and architectural standards. His name was Calvert Vaux. So we had Calvert Vaux doing all of the housing plans for Downing's models. Downing began a magazine called The Horticulturist where he promoted all of the values of horticulture and agriculture, how to design, creating a design for living. He encouraged all of us to plant spacious parks in our cities and unclose their gates as wide as the gates of mourning to the whole people. I was a very small part of the initial concept when they were looking for the construction foreman. Downing had been killed in a steamboat accident on the Hudson River. While they were searching for the plan, they had more than 30 proposals submitted for what Central Park was to become. Calvert Vaux had a concept and he asked me if I would join him in its presentation to the committee. My thought was that a proper city park should provide escape from the city. We solved all of the inherent problems of the design so that nature of the space would be one of unending vistas of green and the lawns would seem to go on forever. With Vaux asking me to be a partner, at that low point in my life, my answer was an unqualified sir, this partnership is on. We called our design and our proposal Greensward. I would still think of it with that name. Of course, everyone else has just taken it to heart and made it Central Park. I was 36 years old. I had a neighbor in Hartford as I was growing up and then on the speaking circuit in later years and Mark Twain, you might know him as Samuel Longhorns Clemens, said that age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter. What were some of the challenges in the implementation of the Central Park design? The money was coming from Albany and the old Dutch money that still remained somewhat in the Tammany Hall organization of downtown New York politics would get their hands on the money before it would feed through to enrich, encourage and grow the project. The old Dutch burghers wanted an honest man as the paymaster. And so at the end of those long days, I was the man handing money to the day workers with cash on the barrelhead, paying them for moving the hundreds and hundreds and millions of cubic yards of soil that was transported to do those effortless looking hills and dales and rambles that became Central Park. The park itself is a democratic development of the highest significance. We can never, never, ever forget that public urban horticulture is that. It is the extreme expression of democracy. And simply put, we were looking at the three grand elements of Downing's definition of picturesque or pastoral landscape. Those three elements remain the same today as they were then. The symphony of grass, water and woods joined together with many, many artificial tricks of the trade into one uncommon space. At Central Park, we also added what would be in our concept the only sculptural element that was to be included in the final design. That was the Bethesda Fountain. With Bethesda, we wanted it to be similar to the quote from the New Testament, John chapter 5, verse 4, for an angel went down at a certain time into the pool and stirred up the water. Whoever stepped in first after the stirring of the water was made well of whatever disease he had. This becoming a place of union for all of those tired and poor of the city who would otherwise not have a green space with good public water. It became that, certainly, after the Civil War and even up until these days when the symbol of the fountain, that angel of the waters that was given to the first woman who ever won a sculptural commission in the city of New York later to become angels in America. Through all of this, that symbol of health and well -being has been guarded through all of its artistic progress. What other, as you referred to them as, tricks in the landscape design were implemented in the park? There were requirements, as most things are. They had to have cross streets, but we didn't want to interrupt the view of green. We sunk the roads, and it was unique in its concept because all of those cross streets that were mandated in the design brief were not seen once you were at grade or at the park level, so that all of the sheep's meadow and the grand lawns of Central Park were seemingly undivided and the cars would travel underneath that layer. The other thing was fresh water. The 800 and some odd acres of Central Park had to include what was an existing reservoir. The walk around the reservoir had to be included in the acreage, and to do that, we made the north part of the park into what I called a ramble. If you take the word ramble, it puts me back into my childhood. I had rides with my father and mother in the woods and fields. In those days, we were in search of the, well, the picturesque. Any man then who sees things differently than the mass of ordinary men is classified as one who has a defect of the eye and a defect of the brain. Who would think that you could move mountains to create a distant view while the cross -street thoroughfares of a major urban environment would traffic unwitnessed with the calm and peace of nature around you? In later years, it gave the common man access to a broader world. In the early days, when the park first opened, what we discovered is that entrepreneurs of the city would get a chance to meet and greet people who were not of or in their class, and everyone came together on the lake to ice skate. That had never been accomplished in an urban environment before, where the lowest and the highest achieved self -standing stature over a pair of ice skates. What other ways did you incorporate the blending of the classes? There were several types of road. There were access roads for tradesmen, and then there were the carriage trade highways that would tour the park and allowed for another whole type of merchant in the hiring of horse -drawn vehicles that are still there, conveying tourists into and around the park today because of the way the layout was designed. We also included space for a zoo and for ornamental horticulture in the display of flowers. It also gave space for the Metropolitan Museum, and then as you'll see over all these years, many, many other opportunities for people to regard themselves highly by installing other busts and portraiture. There's Cleopatra's Needle, which was that large obelisk that came from Egypt that has its own following up above the museum. It's all part and parcel of creating the ambiance of nature in an artificial way. You had some experiences of your own in a walking tour in England. How did those influence your view of design, and how did you take those and implement them in the park? The only difference is that in England, what we were looking at in the assortment of grass, water, and woods was that most of the developed areas were done for members of the aristocracy. They were country homes at the time. Previous generation, they were landscapes designed and achieved by Lancelot. They called him Capability Brown. Those assortments of grass, water, and woods were no different in concept, really, for the public parks that we were designing. The only difference is that in public funded projects, they had access for people of all social classes. There was no admission, no gate. I've heard it said you become who you hang out with. Tell us about some of the people that you have surrounded yourself with.
A highlight from YSAs and Church History Questions
"Hey everyone, this is Kurt Frank. I'm the host of the leading Saints podcast and I'm excited to help premiere a new podcast That is actually produced by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter -day Saints This podcast is called at the table creating space for single members of the church I actually had the pleasure of partnering with the church to help produce this podcast And so I wanted to make sure the leading Saints audience is aware of it This is the final episode that we are publishing on the leading Saints podcast feed We encourage you to listen to the other episodes by subscribing to the at the table podcast on whatever platform You are listening to leading Saints to help the church improve the podcast content There is a link in the show notes for this specific episode after listening We encourage you to take the time to fill out that short feedback survey now Let's jump into this week's episode where we'll hear young single adults and church history topics Welcome to the at the table podcast a production of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter -day Saints on this podcast We aim to explore how church leaders can more effectively understand and utilize the voices of young single adults In their words and stakes you'll hear from experienced church leaders and young single adults about best practices Inspiring stories and encouraging methods to help us all follow Jesus Christ together. My name is Kami Castrijon I'm originally from Colombia. I was born and raised there and I moved to the United States when I was 16 I moved to the big city of New York and that's where I joined the church and then soon after I served my mission in Riverside California then after my mission I moved to Utah and I've been here ever since I love dancing Especially salsa hiking baking and I am thrilled to be part of this Amazing podcast at the table. I'm Jared Pearson. I have the pleasure to be a co -host on the at table podcast I am currently in Provo Utah, but I was born and raised in Livermore, California right outside San Francisco, California I ended up serving my mission in New Hampshire the New Hampshire Manchester mission and some of my favorite things are playing pickleball Tennis or staying inside playing some board games or reading books as well, and I'm just really excited to be part of this Welcome back to the at the table podcast. I'm here with Jared. Hey, how's it going? Great, and we're here with Claire and Matt. Welcome Claire and Matt. Hi happy to be here. Thank you. Thank you we're gonna start with just getting to know you if you can tell us about who you are and What you do we're talking to church historians here and we're excited to learn more about what you do Well, I'm Claire Haney, I'm an associate historian with the church history department I've been there for a little over four years My background is in history from BYU and a master's degree in history from Oxford University I've been with the church history department ever since I graduated Cool. What about you Matt? My Matt McBride and I'm the director of publications for church history. I'm a historian I was trying I went to graduate school up at the University of Utah and I've worked at the church history department for about 12 years and love it. We work on the Joseph Smith papers. We work on Saints, which is the church's official history the four volume history and It's just a really great place to be So we're here today and we're talking in the context of YSAs and YSA leaders and we kind of just wanted to outline What are you hoping to accomplish here today and talking about churches for your other topics as well? Well as a As a member of this demographic as a YSA myself I would say I have a lot of close friends and family members who have struggled with church history questions and have not always known how to find the right resources and have not always been met with with empathy and with understanding as they've brought those questions to leaders in the church So what we're hoping to do today is is provide some some helpful tips and guidance of how to help leaders and and Those they lead to feel like they have access to the resources that they need to find answers to their questions maybe add that All of us may be in one way or another experience that something traumatic in our in our lives And it certainly can be traumatic sometimes to discover something about church history that that maybe troubles you or something You didn't know about and it's new but one of the most important Things that somebody who's had that kind of an experience needs is a nurturing relationship to help them through it and so so I think that's maybe the most important thing we could focus on is how We can as people in a position to counsel and help and support those who have questions about church history How can we how can we provide that kind of a nurturing relationship that will help them land in a in a good place? Thank you for that Being a YSA too.
A highlight from YSAs and Mental Health
"Hey everyone, this is Kurt Frankam, the host of the Leading Saints Podcast, and I'm excited to announce that we will be helping premiere a new podcast that is actually produced by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter -day Saints. This podcast is called At the Table, creating space for single members of the Church. I actually had the pleasure of partnering with the Church to help produce this podcast, and so I wanted to make sure the Leading Saints audience is aware of it. This is episode 2 of 3 that we will be publishing on the Leading Saints podcast feed to give you a little flavor, and then you can hear the other episodes by subscribing to the At the Table podcast on whatever platform you are listening to, Leading Saints. This will most likely be a semi -annual series. To help the Church improve the podcast content, there is a link in the show notes to a feedback survey for each episode. After listening to each episode, we encourage you to take the time to fill out that short survey. Let's jump into this week's episode about young single adults and mental health. Welcome to the At the Table podcast, a production of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter -day Saints. On this podcast, we aim to explore how Church leaders can more effectively understand and utilize the voices of young single adults in their words and stakes. You'll hear from experienced Church leaders and young single adults about best practices, inspiring stories, and encouraging methods to help us all follow Jesus Christ together. My name is Kami Castrijon. I'm originally from Columbia. I was born and raised there, and I moved to the United States when I was 16. I moved to the big city of New York, and that's where I joined the Church. And then soon after, I served my mission in Riverside, California. Then after my mission, I moved to Utah, and I've been here ever since. I love dancing, especially salsa, hiking, baking, and I am thrilled to be part of this amazing podcast At the Table. I'm Jared Pearson. I have the pleasure to be a co -host on the At the Table podcast. I'm currently in Provo, Utah, but I was born and raised in Livermore, California, right outside San Francisco, California. I ended up serving my mission in New Hampshire, the New Hampshire -Manchester mission. And some of my favorite things are playing pickleball, tennis, or staying inside playing some board games, or reading books as well. And I'm just really excited to be part of this. Thank you for being here today, Sheldon and Xochitl. We're so happy to have you here and to hear from your experiences, hear your insights, and we want our listeners to get to know you too. So why don't you go ahead and introduce yourselves and tell us a little bit about you and your story. So I'm here to speak about my mental health journey. I'm a little nervous because it's usually easier for me to write out my experience. I think this will probably be my first time outside of therapy that I'm going to be sharing my journey, my whole journey with someone else. So I hope that's able to help other people as well. I'm Sheldon. My whole life professionally, I think, has revolved around people, whether that's as a professional therapist or building products or programs. It's always trying to strengthen and help people, especially in situations where they may have emotional or mental health needs and the things we can do to support them and to learn from them. So I'm a licensed therapist. I received my doctorate degree at Arizona State in healthcare solutions. It's just led me into a space where I love trying to figure out the things that are heavy for us as human beings, whether it's through private practice therapy or how to strengthen a community, just how to get stronger together. So both of you have had kind of different perspectives on mental health and YSAs and people in general and like what kind of struggles people go through. And we're trying to like demystify what happens behind the scenes. And so you being a YSA, so you've experienced things yourselves and I'm sure Sheldon, you've seen a lot of things in your profession, other experiences as well. And you've both kind of seen the sides of mental health and like what it can do for you. And I just would like to get a quick rundown on both of your experiences and what you've seen in your lives with mental health and how that's affected you. I've battled like depression and OCD for a long time since I was 14. Thing was my family at the time did not believe that depression and mental health stuff existed. They always denied it. They're like, nope. So when I recognized I was like depressed, I couldn't feel anything inside. My mom basically told me to buck it up and just stop feeling that way. And so it was really hard for me from middle school to high school, just like having to battle my own demons inside my head, thinking that it's not real, that it's not true. It really hit my self -esteem a lot. And when I went to college, I was able to like put on the back burner for a bit, but once I got closer to my graduation date, the barrier I had built just broke and everything spilled out. I remember just for like weeks, I was like, things aren't feeling positive. I'm not feeling motivated. I'm not sure what's wrong. Everything's going right in life. And then I remember one day as I'm leaving campus, I have to take this ramp up to go over a bridge, over the road to get to my car. And I remember like imagining like someone could just fall off that wall and hit the road below. And as I was going over the bridge, I broke down because at that moment I realized it was me. I wanted to throw myself off that wall. And so I just, I cried right there watching the cars go by under me.
A highlight from Leaders Perspectives on Strengthening YSA
"Hey everyone, this is Kurt Frankam, the host of the Leading Saints podcast, and I'm excited to announce that we will be helping premiere a new podcast that is actually produced by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter -day Saints. This podcast is called At the Table, creating space for single members of the church. I actually had the pleasure of partnering with the church to produce this podcast, and so I wanted to make sure the Leading Saints audience is aware of it. We will be publishing three episodes over the next three weeks on the Leading Saints podcast feed to give you a little flavor, and then you can hear the other episodes by subscribing to the At the Table podcast on whatever platform you listen to Leading Saints. This will most likely be a semi -annual series. To help the church improve the podcast content, each episode will have a link in the show notes for a feedback survey. After listening to each episode, we encourage you to take the time to fill out this short feedback survey. Now let's jump into the first episode. on the At the Table podcast. I'm currently in Provo, Utah, but I was born and raised in Livermore, California, right outside San Francisco, California. I ended up serving my mission in New Hampshire, the New Hampshire -Manchester mission, and some of my favorite things are playing pickleball, tennis, or staying inside playing some board games or reading books as well. And I'm just really excited to be part of this. My name is Kami Castrijon. I'm originally from Colombia. I was born and raised there, and I moved to the United States when I was 16. I moved to the big city of New York, and that's where I joined the church. And then soon after, I served my mission in Riverside, California. Then after my mission, I moved to Utah, and I've been here ever since. I love dancing, especially salsa, hiking, baking, and I am thrilled to be part of this amazing podcast At the Table. I'm Kami Castrijon, and we're happy to be here at the institute, and we're here with some phenomenal leaders, and we'll give you the time to introduce yourselves. All right, my name is Bishop Wessel. I am the bishop of a geographic ward north of here, and I've been the bishop for about two and a half years. I'm President Bigelow. I'm the stake president of the Riverton YSA stake. I am President Boha, the second councilor in the stake presidency of the Riverton Young Single Adult Sake. We have this new document, this strengthening YSA that was just released in the library, and we just kind of want to go through with initial thoughts and impressions that you have or anything like that. Like, what did you think when you first saw this document or when you piloted these things in your ward? Yeah, I'll jump in there. Just the idea that the church is thinking about young single adults and trying to come up with something to address young single adult needs, and their participation in the church I thought was awesome, was amazing. As I look at the church, I think it's really well organized for the youth, and it's really well organized for older people. Maybe there's some opportunity there in the middle for young single adults for us as an organization to meet the needs or interact with young single adults in a better way and invite them, invite you to come in and participate in this church that is ours together. And so I was really excited to see that the church was doing something there. It just, when we were called to stake presidency, the General Authority 70 who came made a comment. He said to our stake, he said, this is not, he said, I want you to think about yourself as a YSA stake. You are a stake of Zion, just like any other stake in the church. And I think this document really speaks to that idea of young single adults taking the leadership roles for their stake. But there's a wonderful balance that can come when you have some people who have had lots of years of experience together, yoked together equally with young single adults to create some pretty spectacular things. And I think that's what I felt as I went through the document is that this is setting the stage for a great deal of growth for young single adults. You know, it just really just got broadcasted and put on the tools. For me, it started, my awareness kind of started when the, when him and his wife gave the fireside for young single adults. You know, at the moment I was teaching a class for single adults in my stake. And then they had the broadcast that came out in May where him and Sister Nelson talked. And in his beginning speech, he said, they've been waiting months for this. So, it'd been something that he's been inspired to kind of head and to be able to address the young adults before anybody, you know, in the beginning of the year. And so, he also gave that charge for us to take charge of our testimonies. He gave that to the young adults first. And then he mentioned it again during conference, where he says, hey, I just want to remind you of the charge I gave to the young adults. And this is something that I guess I boast of the young adults is he kind of gave the young adults the charge first. And he's kind of like giving the young adults the baton and saying, hey, here you go. You run with this. You're the one that's going to do it. And so, you know, that, and I don't know if in sequence that was planned or not, but just his ability to say, young adults, I'm going to give you the charge to take charge of your testimonies. And then he gives a couple principles and teaches us about that. But just glad to be able to take this on and apply it to our great members of the young adults. I mean, you've kind of got our responses as leaders. How do you young adults feel as you kind of see the initiative of the church coming out with special attention to your growth, especially in your leadership skills and your leadership abilities? I mean, how does that make you feel? You're the direct, I guess, the direct audience of this revelation and of this initiative. How does that make you feel? No, I love that question. And I was, as you were speaking, I was trying to think of my experience in the YSA world, I guess, because I'm a convert to the church and I was baptized when I was 17. And I remember when I turned 18, I was in New York and I didn't want to move to a YSA ward. I wanted to stay in my family ward. I was kind of scared. I went and visited the YSA ward there and I just didn't feel like I belonged, you know? And then I went on my mission, moved to Utah, and I've been here for a few years, but it wasn't until recently that I felt like I belonged somewhere, that I had, that my voice counted, you know? And I've been able to see how other friends of mine, and I was in a Spanish YSA ward, and so it was great for me to see how our culture, our Hispanic culture, we're being given the opportunity to lead and to learn more about how everything works in the church, especially like me being a convert. I didn't really know how everything worked. And so when I was given the opportunity to lead, I was given a calling and that's how I started understanding, oh, this is how the church works. This is how we do things and we often hear that we're going to be the future of the church. We are right now leading the church and I think that's great. So that's been my experience.
A highlight from The New Trump Indictment Is an Assault on American Democracy
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A highlight from "The Collector" with Daniel Silva and Col. Kurt Schlichter talks with Rep. Jim Banks & Byron York
"Good morning. So good to hear your voice. I always tell you I love your books, but I really love this book. The Collector, I have not read the last 20 pages because I did not want to run the risk of doing a spoiler on the show. This is fabulously plotted. Is this the 23rd Alain novel? It is, which is, I still can't believe that he has persevered all these years. You know, he was only supposed to be in a single book, unlike a lot of authors who have continuing characters. You know, they created the character for the express purpose of having him be a long -running protagonist. That's not what I did with Gabriel. He was supposed to appear in one book and one book only. And I was talked into writing the second book by a very smart figure in the publishing industry. That book did better than the first Gabriel Alain book. I was talked into writing another book by my editor at the time, the third book, which is sort of one of the most important books of the series, a book called The Confessor. It's difficult to believe, but when I first thought of The Confessor, it was not supposed to be a Gabriel Alain book. And now here we are, 20 books after that, 23 books in the Gabriel Alain series. And your art gets better. I suppose it's like an artist. You get better with age and with practice. Let me start by telling people about Compromat. Something I learned about in 1984 when I joined the Department of Justice and had my first defensive briefing because I was going to have classified, I learned about Compromat. I still can't believe people fall for it, Daniel Silva. And it's central to this book because this book is about Russian part. How much do you think it still goes on? I think that as I write in the book, that the book imagines that there is some internal resistance to Vladimir Putin. And now we know, thanks to the events of late July, that there is internal resistance to Vladimir Putin. And this character remarks to another character in the novel that it is the crowning achievement of the – Putin is not named as the president but of the Putin era – that Russia is a Compromat state, that everyone who participates in the Russian president's inner circle, who rises to power, who makes money, who has any position of influence, is compromised in some way by their very participation in the state. It is a Compromat state. But in terms of how the Russians compromise people into doing their bidding, as another character says in the book, why would anyone work for the Russians, really? Yes, some people believe in Putinism, but mainly they have two ways to recruit assets, and that is with money and to compromise them. And people get compromised for all kinds of different reasons. But money is a very powerful weapon that the Russians have wielded against the West. It's a topic that I've explored in previous books. And people do really foolish things for money. This is a great book. And sex. It is a great book for anyone who is going to deal with any foreign actor, but especially the Chinese and the Russians, to read just as a prophylactic kind of prudential read. Because it's riveting, and it's believable, and boy does it work. I want to ask at the very beginning, I've got lots of notes. I've got four pages of notes on this, so I'm not going to give anything away, but I'm going to ask you a lot of specifics. First of all, Van Damme. That's a name, I'm not going to tell you anything about that. There's a Van Damme in Ted Lasso. I'm just wondering, was that a connection, or does that come out of the brain of Danny Silva? Van Damme is a very, very common name. I'm not a Ted Lasso person. So no, there's no allusion to Ted Lasso in the... Okay, I'm just wondering, because Van Damme matters a lot in Ted Lasso. Next, Dr. Zhivago shows up a lot, and the quote is, And remember, you must never, under any circumstances, despair to hope and to act. These are our duties in misfortune. Boris Pasternak. That comes up three times in the book. Has that hung around in Daniel Silva's brain for a long time? Yeah, it's one of the most memorable lines from Zhivago.
A highlight from Biden Whistleblower Gal Luft Charged, VEEP's Selina Meyers VS. Kamala Harris, and more!
"Ignoring the noise, man, that's a challenge, isn't it? Sometimes it's tough to know what to pay attention to, what to ignore. Any confident prediction of who's going to be the Republican nominee in 2024 today is absurd. Don't pay attention to people who confidently tell you they know who the nominee is going to be. My buddy Kurt Schlichter is on this anti -Trump tear. Every day it seems like Colonel Schlichter. We ought to maybe get Kurt on the show. We haven't talked to Kurt in a while. He's guest -hosted before, I think, in the past. We've certainly had him on as a guest many times. He's one of my favorite voices in America. He's a town hall columnist, rock -ribbed conservative, and it feels like every day he's tweeting out, Trump can't win. Trump's unelectable. All right, so he's all in for DeSantis. We get it. But nobody knows today who the American people are going to pick to be the Republican and the Democrat nominee for president. It's not going to be Joe Biden. So I don't know if it's going to be Gavin Newsom. I don't know if it's going to be Kamala. I don't know if it's going to be Pete Buttigieg. I don't know who it's going to be. It ain't going to be Joe Biden, in my view. But I don't know that, because I don't have a crystal ball, and I have no way of guaranteeing that to anybody. Be wary of people who make confident predictions because they can't find their Fannie with both their hands. They're just trying to get clicks and views and responses. And listen, we all love responses. Every single day, I stare at those lines and wonder, are my phone lines going to light up today with a bunch of engaged people who want to call this show at 1 -800 -655 -MIKE? So I get it. If I don't see those lines light up, I get obsessed. I get worried. I get down on myself. I think I'm doing something wrong. But I'm not going to pretend that I know what's going to happen six months from now. I don't. You don't. Saying that it's Trump's nomination in the bag is preposterous. We got a debate coming up in August. We got debates that are going to start rolling out. We got a president who's stumbling around looking like a very, very elderly guy lost in the woods somewhere. I don't know what's going to happen. We've got whistleblowers who are saying all kinds of horrible things about the Biden family. I don't know what, where that's going to go. And right now, all of the men and women in the race have to make really important decisions. Ron DeSantis made a decision. He's going to blow off Charlie Kirk's big turning point event this weekend. I don't know if that's a good decision or not. I'm surprised at that decision, frankly. I was kind of looking forward to the prospect of all of the Republican nominees being at Charlie's event. Brendan Leslie on Twitter writes, I think Ron DeSantis is missing such an easy layup by not going to the Turning Point USA event this weekend. Right now, he should be focused on gaining as much conservative and populist votes as possible, aka Trump's base, because they've done a great job of painting him as a globalist puppet. This event is the perfect place to do so. I don't think not showing up will make or break the election. That's nonsense, but it definitely could have helped his chances. Brendan tweets, you can't win a primary without prying off some votes from Trump. I believe that's true. I believe that's true. Here's a text message on the MyPillow text line. I've got no use for any pundit who is not for Donald Trump. But I'm glad they are outing themselves like Kurt Schlichter. I learned I don't need them in 2016. That's from Linda in Pennsylvania. Again, I don't know the answer to this. We don't know what the future holds, and we've got to be careful not to predict things that we don't have a clue about. You can't tell me you know Trump's the nominee. You can't tell me you know DeSantis is going to be the nominee. Maybe they'll cancel each other out. I kind of doubt it. But anything can happen. Anything can happen. Somebody just texted me from Orlando. Just wait till I tell Chris Hart that tonight on the American Adversaries. Haha. Just kidding, Mike. Where's Chris? Is Chris a DeSantis guy or is he a Trump guy? Or maybe Chris is just very, maybe he's just very confident. Listen, we all like to be confident. We all pretend that we know everything. We don't. And anybody who tells you they know what's going to happen in 2024 is clueless. They are blowing smoke up your ear. Happy Tuesday. It's July the 11th. You believe we're almost in the midway point of July already? Holy cow, the months are flying by. 1 -800 -655 -MIKE is our number. Let's start with Joe in Philly where I'm going to be this weekend. I'm going to be in the city of brotherly love, Joe. How you doing? Good, Mike. How you doing? I'm good. I'm good. Do you agree with me that it's foolish to make confident predictions about whether it's going to be Trump or DeSantis? That part, yes. But what I disagree with is that going around talking to everybody the way you do, everybody is sick and tired about being sick and tired of all this nonsense, all the media bias. And whether it's Trump or whether it's DeSantis, I'm going to vote for the guy that's the Republican nominee and everybody should do the same thing because we need our country back. And we got to draw a line and say no more. And if you notice that it's happening, you know, months ago, Disney put out a report that suggested that their park attendance was not dwindling. And I knew that was wrong. I mean, I knew that because like Bud Light found out, like Target found out, like Bed, Bath & Beyond found out, all these woke companies are finding out that they're paying a heavy price. I mean, they're losing billions and billions of dollars in market share because people are fed up. Like you said, Joe, they're sick and tired of being sick and tired and they're taking a stand. Oh, and a great example is Target. They had all that stuff that was woke in front of the store. And now if you go into a Target, all that stuff's gone. And Wall Street Journal this week confirmed what I've been saying for weeks and for months, the park attendance at Disney World is considerably down.
Kurt Schlichter Assesses the 2024 Race
"You seeing any evidence that those investments are happening or any confidence that we can go up against the $1 .8 billion the Democrats plan to spend on ballot chasing, signature verification, early voting? Are you seeing those kind of investments? I'm not, and that works. Look, I think some of it's happening, but I don't know. I would love to see Ronna McDaniel and the RNC come out and reassure us with a specific plan. Whenever I hear from her, it's always the shays and policy. I don't care what she thinks about policy, not electing her any. I want to know how many lawyers are you going to have in Milwaukee, and when are they going to be there, and who's in charge, and what do they have to back them up? How many door knockers do you have in Georgia? Those are the kind of questions I want answered, and I don't see it so easy. Charlie, when I was commanding American soldiers, I made sure they knew what was going on. They knew where my mind was at, so they knew what I was going to do so they could have confidence in their leaders. You know what? It worked. If you trust the Republican base with the knowledge and information about our strategy, they're going to come through for you, but you've got to do it. There's no more smoke -filled rooms, no more blowing off guys like Scott Preston. You need to reach out to the base and energize us. We're asking for it. It's right there. All we got to do is take it.
Will Gavin Newsom Replace Biden? Kurt Schlichter Weighs In
"There's a lot happening. And so I like having smart people come on and we can kind of just riff and see where the conversation takes us. Kurt Schlichter is with us. He is the author of several books. We'll have him plug those throughout our conversation as senior columnist at townhall .com. Kurt, thank you for joining the show. So let's just start with the big picture. Do you think that there might be a regime change push to get rid of Joe Biden? Are you seeing in the whispers in the wind, the vibrations in your home state of California that Gavin Newsom might be wanting to come in here or is Joe Biden you think going to survive this one? Kurt Schlichter. Look, Gavin Newsom is lurking on the sideline waiting to see any hint of beat. And there's a lot of hints of beat. My feeling is that the Democrats believe that Joe Biden can beat Donald Trump. If he nominates Trump, Biden won't go anywhere. If we don't nominate Donald Trump, I think Biden's days as president are numb. And I think it will be my governor, Governor hairstyle, trying to glide on in ahead of Kamala, which will be a nice fight. I'd like to see that octagon.
If Joe Biden Is Sidelined, Could Michelle Obama Step in As Nominee?
"There's growing concern about Michelle Obama. I don't know if you've heard this. Newt Gingrich is shining the warning about her. My buddy Kurt schlichter, man, oh man, he let loose. Remind me never get on Kurt schlichter's bad side over town hall. He writes a piece about Michelle Obama that is scathing. You want to, but his argument is, she could be laying in wait. First of all, I've been saying this for two years and everybody, oh, that's stupid. You know what people say? They say Mark, stop talking about that. Who tells me to stop talking about something unless they fear it. So thank you, thank you, thank you. She is an incredible candidate for no good reason, but you don't need a good reason. She has incredible star quality that's attached to who her husband is. And that's not to take anything away from her accomplishments, whatever they are, her services First Lady, which was fine for a Democrat First Lady, whatever. But she brings back the aura of Obama back when the Democrats had a president who could complete a sentence in the English language. She's a huge rockstar, massive positives, almost no negatives because she has no policy track record that is real. So it's not like I necessarily fear her. That's an overstatement, but would she be a force to be reckoned with in a Democrat landscape if Joe winds up being sidelined, you bet you it. Now what did Kurt say? I mean, I have all kinds of things to say about her. Her views that are terrible, but. First of all, Kurt was saltier than usual. I mean, for example, he writes, he writes, everybody knows that Joe Biden is a demented freak and a creepy confident weirdo who was an idiot before his mind disintegrated into the kind of mush that he eats on the rocking chair every afternoon watching matlock reruns.
Kurt Schlichter on Why Fox News May Have Fired Tucker Carlson
"Is Kurt schlichter, so Tucker is no longer at Fox. You're immediate reaction. I was stunned. I mean, holy cow, that was so out of the blue. That, you know, this is the guy who's the biggest thing in conservatism and brush Limbaugh. And I think what it is going to mean is a real transition for the whole conservative media landscape. Before we were still in the process of identifying by organizations, I'm a fox viewer or I'm viewing this entity or that entity. I think now with Tucker out there, we've got the ability to individually brand in a way that we never had before. So it's going to be, hey, I'm following Tucker wherever he goes. If he's on my Roku, that's fine if he's on my podcast. He's fine. If he creates his own entity, he's fine. And I think we're going to see down the road, Charlie. Particularly if somebody figures out how to do it correctly, technically, people really curating their watching across a variety of outlets for a variety of individuals. So you pick and choose. I'm going to watch Charlie Kirk from here to here in the morning and then my device automatically go over here to this other organization that has Tucker and then this other organization that has somebody else. The era of network TV and traditional cable, I think this is part of the sunset.
Charlie Warns of a Pending Real Estate Collapse
"In The New York Times, I'm gonna mention I'm gonna finish the podcast argument in a second, but this is a really important piece here in The New York Times. If you were to ask me 5 years ago, let's pretend you run it insurance company. Insurance companies do a lot of investments because they have to turn an investment. They've got to return on their deposits essentially because so many people are sending them money and so if you were an insurance company, a pension fund, private equity fund, if you were to say what Charlie, what is a blue chip investment? Where can I park my money where, regardless how the economy goes, regardless it happens, it's just going to be stable. It's just going to be reliable. Self storage would be at the top of the list. It's been a good investment. Nursing homes would be at the top of the list. That would be a good investment. And then office space. Those would be the top three. It would be nursing homes, self storage, and office space. Front page of The New York Times, it's a buried lead here. Office market in Dire Straits in Manhattan. This is going to result in major economic disruption. New York City's biggest corporate landlords had it great for years benefiting from a booming economy in a city. Where companies clamored to set up offices from low interest rates that buoyed the economics of an industry built on debt. It's true. Those days are over three years from into the pandemic floors of office buildings throughout Manhattan have been emptied by tenants who have shrunk their footprint and employees who work from home. Now there's another rate. Another problem. Rapidly rising interest rates have intensified concerns with the New York City office market, the largest in the country, and a pillar of the country's economy. This pillar of the city's economy could be a great risk. The font is so hard, it's hard to read some of this. That one two punch could be worse than anything corporate landlords have experienced, goes on to say more than two thirds of all commercial real estate loans are held by small and medium sized banks. Let me read
"kurt" Discussed on Fore Play
"You do it the way that you did it. Yeah, it's like, and now your top 20 in the world, which that's got to be, I mean, is that sunk in yet, that you're one of the 20 best golfers on the planet? I know that was pretty. I didn't even think about it, but tuck said something about it, and I was like, really? And I was like, man, that's a huge job. That's pretty good. It's pretty good. It's a pretty love. So you got to be happy about that. Did you look at any, you said, you know, you're up, it's hard for you to even go to sleep, you're up till three. You look at any highlights or any footage of yourself when you're just lying there trying to fall asleep. I got back to room close to midnight and I just turned the golf on and that happened to be like the last boroughs and I was just watching. I was like, I was like, wow, this was a crazy finish. Everyone had good looks. I Rory had a really good look on 18, right? Ten feet on 18. Stuff was burning the edge, Steven. I chose like a crazy finish. I didn't even know it was like a solid score but I didn't realize how close it could have been. How much tighter was? Rory beat you in the fall, right? At CJ. And you got him back is Rory McIlroy versus Kurt kitty Yama, the rivalry that the PGA Tour needs and is the rubber match going to happen I guess the national. That'd be awesome. It's always a good battle with them, but I think I got up the resident there a little bit. So you still got you by a little bit. Yeah. Do you like care at all with the other names are in the leaderboard? Does it affect you on the back 9? Or are you sort of, I mean, imagine even the groans when if a Rory misses or louder or they're more palpable when it's players like that, do you almost like elevate yourself because you're playing against some of the biggest names in the world of golf? Does that change anything for you? I don't know, maybe. I think so, yeah, I mean, it's like, I finally am I so good. It doesn't really matter when the leader boards like that. You know, you know, you're never gonna get it, you know, no one's gonna give it to you. You're gonna have to go and get it. It doesn't matter who it is. And so, and especially with a leaderboard like that, but I think anytime it's close race like that, you're gonna have to make the putt to win. It's not like these guys are gonna make bogey on the last three. It's gonna get you the Internet. Was there any consideration to laying up on 18? Once we saw a lot, once I saw a line, I was comfortable with it. Not really. It was all based off the lie. And I was able to get enough club on it. Yeah, 'cause on TV, I mean, we haven't watched that tournament year after year after year, sometimes people hit it over their left, and they don't even think about going for it. So I guess it was hard to tell on the coverage what exactly the lie looked like. I think I was watching.
"kurt" Discussed on Private Dicks
"Because for me, why write a fucking like, he's not a house cat. Just where they found him. Right from the get go. I've never felt really comfortable with like, why fucking there? Why talk to somebody fucking barrage, you know? It's super nice. Yeah. And I think that Courtney Love is a guy who could probably carry like a 5 foot 9 or whatever he is, Kurt Cobain. You know, 130 pounds. Stage something. Stage something together. You know what I mean? There's one more super suspicious thing and I will tell you what the Tom thinks. So this is fuck to me too. The chief medical examiner that declared Kurt's death as a self inflicted gunshot wound to the head was friends with Courtney Love. This guy in medical school to make some money on the side was booking punk shows. And he booked a lot of holes shows. He booked a lot of Nirvana shows. He booked actually like the third show ever in the 80s. So did she have someone on the inside to declare this a suicide by gunshot to the fucking hedge? Why the fuck is that even a thing? Like, why would anyone allow that to happen? The medical examiner just so happens to have a connection back to the victims. What the fuck kind of,
"kurt" Discussed on Private Dicks
"Aberdeen high school. They ended up being like a huge influence on Kurt because buzz was, I think at least a couple of years older and he introduced him to all the music that he used to love. Whatever fucking punk that was going around in the 80s in that time, I don't know, I just introduced it to all that kind of stuff. Plus the Seattle music scene. Like he loved the pixies and all that kind of stuff. And actually the Melvin's ended up touring with Nirvana and the pixies later on, which kind of big circle things, right? Can you confirm this quickly? Because I have brief memory, did one of Kurt's first bands literally was called like poo or something like that. Yeah, well, we're getting there, yeah. Okay, sorry. Yeah, no, that's okay. This is what we call his musical awakening. This is what I call this what I call it. All you want to do is play punk music now. And I don't know if this is a coincidence, but this is just about the exact same time Kurt started smoking weed, which is 13 years old. So I don't know if they have correlation, but I'm going to go with maybe. There's one weird story before I get into the music stuff. There's one weird story that Kurt wrote in his journals I don't know if anybody's ever ridden read any of his biographies or anything that was journals. I read his journals and I listened to the I watched a few podcasts like the Montage of hack I mentioned a couple times already. They tell the story. It's one of his high school spoke when he was in high school. And is it about him? I don't know, okay? I'm going to say that right away. But he writes in the first person and even if it's not about him, it kind of gives you an idea of what his head space was at. In the story, Kurt said that he befriended a guy that he hated in high school because he was his pot dealer, all right? And then there's three other guys that used to hang out with them. And they were considered degenerates by the other by the school kids. And the popular kids and the teachers, everyone just thought they were dirty little fucking punk kids. And they kind of were. He said that they would go around town, they would vandalize, break windows, if stores, stealing liquor, spray paint stuff like God is a fag around town on walls. And what they did was they started hanging out with this slow girl. And I'm paraphrasing Kurt when I say this, this is in my words, this is Kurt's words.
"kurt" Discussed on TFG Truth
"You had to be, you know, you had to, you could be super liberal, but you had to show you were an assistant. Now you can be a sissy. They don't know anyone who's not a sissy. We have a whole generation that's grown up never being a fistfight. I remember at my kid's school, they were like, well, if there's a fight, we're going to say it's been both kids. If he fights back because that's wrong, and I'm like, no, that's, no. No, my somebody swings on my kid. He kicks their ass. You can kick him out of school. I'll take him to get a soda. Okay, but that's how normal people think. And then there's a small minority that runs institutions that wants to think in a different way. And that might work for a little while, but eventually eventually people are going to go, you know, I'd prefer my child not have sex with a grown man. And I'm going to do whatever it takes to stop it. And then there's a problem. I guess I guess Kurt where I get confused is, when did this all happen though? Because you would think, and I'm just speaking as someone I own a business, I work my butt off. That is prideful for me. I want to be something. I want to work hard. I don't want handouts. I don't want freebies. I don't want weird crap going on around me. When did that all go away? When did it become no, no, no. Live off the system, that's better. Human nature has always had parasites. There are people without self respect. You just want to get scraps off the table and watch celebrity big brother and anesthetize themselves and walk through life useless and forgotten having made no impression. That's normal. In fact, that may be most people. But we didn't make those the people you should emulate until recently.
"kurt" Discussed on TFG Truth
"Who are now more allies. So what you have is essentially a giant alliance of a very poor people. Young people with degrees and frigid wine women from the suburbs and academics and rich people. And that's Democrat party. And you just look at what the polling is saying. Hispanics are now even between Republicans and Democrats. That's kind of bad when you put all your chips on Hispanic stained Democrat. Yeah. The thing is, of course, these people remember for them politics is sort of a religion. So they don't have the capacity to look at it critically. But if they actually, I don't know, knew any Hispanics. They would understand these are proud patriotic people who want to work hard and do not consider themselves his LatinX or even Hispanic Americans. You know, exactly. Grandfather came from Havana or he came from Oaxaca or whatever, but I'm in I don't like being put in a plate. And they look at the chaos. And they realize that's a help in my family. Right, right. They don't want that. And the idea to and they resent being divided. They find it highly insulting. As they should. They should category. And the Democrats are counting on them being a special attack. That was their back. You go back to Roy texa era and was a the emerging Democrat majority, which very influential book in the 2000s. And he was like, you know, the Hispanics are going to grow and there are going to be Democrats. Well, at the time, along with Democrats, you know, in one time, a lot of conflicts were Democrats. Things change. And the power, the power of the American Dream remains. People want it, and that's why they're getting so angry. If I go to a store and see that there's no milk, I'm not disappointed that I can't find milk. I'm angry. Exactly. This is America. And this shouldn't happen. I'm pissed off too. Like when that happens, it's not like at first you go. Then you're like, who the hell allowed this to happen? And then you got the potato. It's no big deal, blah, blah, blah. Okay, don't tell me what things are. I will tell you. My article for town hall on January 20th, 2022, is about Glenn yoke. And the secret of Trump. Now, you look at Glenn young, and he is the anti Trump. He's much closer to mitre on me and behavior and stuff. Very convenient. They call him a moderate. He's very polite. You'll never see a mean tweet out of him. Nice guy. I've talked to my interview as a hosting for Hugh Hewitt. Softer than I am. Yes, he gets the Trump man. And the Trump magic is not going to fight with Rosie O'Donnell. The Trump magic is twofold. First, identifying important issues. It's not AstroTurf..
"kurt" Discussed on TFG Truth
"It's kind of what everybody thought was going to happen, a new 6, 12, 18, 20 years ago with this guy. Well, the media decided that they don't look all the institutions in society decided that they would put their thumb on the scale. Against Trump and poured by. And they put their credibility on. And of course they had very little credibility going in. They have less nail. So when these institutions get all huffy, because you're doubting science or not supporting our military or any of that, they brought it on themselves. Failure has consequences. And they fail. And it's not like little failures. These are like mega failures. And it's not one failure. It's like 15. Let me give you a quit. In the last 5 years, name a major institution in American society. I don't care if it's the NFL. The CDC, our military academia, name a major institution American society that has performed in an adequate manner. I'm not even saying outstanding. Name one. This isn't a joke. I can't. So Kurt, to your point, I talked to I'm a financial adviser, so I talked to a lot of clients, a lot of people. And this comes up all the time. I say to them, there used to be a time when the NIH, the CDC, the CIA, the FBI, the military. These were esteemed organizations where there was no question. Nobody would question it. Even those organizations. Same thing. Yeah. Right. We lost money. They're not corrupt. And now there's very few as you just said. I can't think of one where we're not suspicious about it at least. Who's even performed adequately? I mean, just satisfactorily. Who are you like, yeah, I guess it did a pretty good job. Or an okay job? Literally is not one. Yeah. And yet, they're outraged. So insurrectionists look, I want to burn it all down. And rebuild on the ashes. Because even the giant corporations who now have adopted the politics of their blond second wife who's 30 years old. Boy, as a financial adviser, you need to be able to advise your guys that vengeance is coming. They're going to pay. They're thinking, oh, well, a Republicans will get in and we get some more tax cuts and stuff. Oh no, no, no. No, I don't want tax cuts for billionaires. I want tax increases. I don't want giant corporations getting benefits. I want them screwed. It's an interesting point. The base wants payback. The Republican Party has changed. They thought, well, we can go to the Democrats. You know, we can change the Chamber of Commerce. There could be any consequences. Oh, there are going to be consequences. And they're not going to like them. And it's going to be funny. Yeah. When they suffer. To me, I get to the point where I just think it's all political theater. They're all on stage together. All of the Democrats Republicans alike. They're all taken turns, getting in the spotlight. To what end, the end that they are in power still. I think that's an unsung analysis, because the Republicans are going to be forced to adopt the views of the middle class and the working class..
"kurt" Discussed on TFG Truth
"And then not only will we have the plan, we'll prepare the area. Now if you look at army Karzai international airport, and you saw people like in mobs right outside the gate, near our people physically, which allowed a suicide bomber, a homicide bomber to murder 13 of them and wound about 40 more. Did that need to happen? Or could you have built infrastructure that would have allowed distance, right? And it's a commander. There was only one American commander has only one resource he can't get more of. You always get more people. We've got 330 million. You always get more beans, bullets, fuel, all that stuff. Time. Time is the key. If you give me four months, I'm a billionaire. I can do anything in four months. You give me four months. Holy cow. That's a gift. And then you squander it. And Kurt, I think, to your point too, what's frustrating for people like Mike and I who have never served, right? Like you have. It seems like some of these things like an average American citizen like we are would have thought, um, that's not a good idea. Seems odd, huh? Yeah. First of all, look, the only in 2018. The Nixon, not next, I'm sorry. The Reagan national security poll found that 70% of Americans had a huge amount of faith in our militaries. Most popular, most respected, most trusted organization, or institution in America. In 2021, last year, that number dropped to 45. Right. Wow. And my question is, who are these 45? Paying attention? Because the military has failed to win a war in 20 years. It has failed utterly, you got ship slamming into each other. Out in the Pacific, you got sailors, lighting ships on fire. The only airships, and then we find out that the crew is not trained in firefighting operations. Look, I'm a landlubber. I'm an infantry guy. Now, or was. But I know it's pretty important that you put out fires on ships. In fact, that's probably the most important thing. And they weren't ready, and they in practiced it. I will though, however, bet you my sweet sweet German touring sedan that every one of them had attended their trans awareness train. I was just going to say that the impression and I want to say this because I don't know Mike and I don't know this for anybody. The impression is absolutely correct. Yeah, they're more worried about the impression of the public about transvestites getting into the military. What is the fair treatment and bathrooms and all that? So there's a saying among military leaders. And for the army of the soldiers, soldiers do what the commander checks. When my boss told me Kurt, your maintenance is now the priority. You have to have good maintenance. I said, roger, sir, we are not going to the field next time. We're going to stay home and fix trucks. Because that's your priority. And then I walked around and watched people fixing trucks. And they fixed trucks. All right, it's a lot more fun to get out there and do cavalry stuff. Recon and ambushes and all.
"kurt" Discussed on The Showtime Podcast with Lakers Legend Coop
"Welcome everybody to another dishes of showtime with coop and sipho BS with my Laker teammates and NBA legends. And is the house starting our fast break. You know what? They used to talk about the Lakers showtime and always ended with either Cooper loop or a worthy dunk or a Korean skyhook, but this guy here is the one that got the shit started. Kurt rambus, how you doing, sir? I'm terrific. How are you? So I guess you can swear you can do about anything on this. Did everything but getting naked? Now don't get naked. Nobody wants to see that. You'll lose subscribers if that happens. Kurt, let's just get right to it, man. You know what the fun part for me is doing this is I get to do a little background work. So I go to Wikipedia and I get to look up you guys and find some things. Are you getting a lot of misinformation? Is that was just doing no it's not because on your Wikipedia, the first thing goes Kurt ramis and under that it goes, Daryl, Kurt rambis. I did not know you're a Darryl. Yeah, it's my parents. I can't explain them. They grew they were born and grew up in Indiana, but somehow they liked the names, Kurt and Daryl, but they didn't like Kurt Darrell, so they liked Daryl Kurt better. And that's the way you wanted to just Kurt rambis. I can't explain them. I asked them the question. They didn't give me anything that made any sense, but that so you're always cursing with it. Your first name is Daryl. My mom wanted to name me Lonnie. So law and old Lonnie and my dad said, no, he wasn't having that. So somehow it ended up with Kurt Darrell. Anyway, we loved you as Kurt rambis. Let's go back to the earlier days real quick. And you just mentioned something that again that I didn't know about you. Terrible, Indiana, why didn't you just stay there and go to school at Larry Bird? My parents got out of Indiana. It was interesting for them. Both sides of their families are there, but they wanted to get out of Indiana and kind of be out on their own, so they moved out to California. We were first in Bakersfield areas Chris specifically. There was an Air Force Base out there. And my dad was a high school teacher and coach and then we moved up to Northern California, Cupertino. Nobody ever used to know where Cupertino was, but now because of Apple and Google and everybody else that's up there now. It's everybody knows where Cupertino is. Just getting out of Indiana..
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"kurt" Discussed on The Kurt Angle Show
"By was a completely different story. He never kicked me once. I picked him a couple of times. Took him down and ended up finishing him in the third round. Even go the distance. So it really was a turning point for me technically. I learned a lot facing that adversity facing that. I fight aphid. Sign that contract and fight again right away Was was a big big end. That bite with josh barnett. You mentioned that was a big turning point for me to like. I said i'd been working a lot on my grappling and being on my back and doing all this stuff and the heat of that flight in early on we got into a scramble. And i pulled guard and josh were add on oppa me. I went back and looked at that tape. Like what the hell was i thinking or attend. There's no way that guy could take me down. And i put myself on the bottom. Which cost me the fight. I had to go back and really kind of realize what my mindset was why. I put myself in that bad position Eh go back to wrestling making guys russell me not pulling guard not playing this game. I was never going to catch up with those black belts in jujitsu any more than they were going to catch up with me at our wrestling experience. There's no way so at a really kinda shift my thinking that loss forcing you to do that really analyze what was doing and again. Sometimes those losses are just as important as any win because it forces you to analyze who. You are what you're doing makes you a better athlete and a better human being at the end of the day after josh barnett won you won the fight. He felt a drug test. One to ask you. How bad do you think steroids were in. Mma at this point where they started they started testing in two thousand obviously started fighting in one thousand nine hundred ninety seven. I knew there were guys that were doing it. It was apparent. But i never looked at it as as an advantage for them. I felt like guys that were doing. That were focused on iraq. They were more focused on their beach muscles in how good they look walking out it instead of their endurance durability technique and tactics to win bites so i was looked at it as an advantage. I'm rolling there against the guy that's been doing that for that. I suspect there's been doing that. I knew his head was in the wrong place. And i would have a chance to really make him. Work really make entire l. Push that cardiovascular system to the pump oxygen to all those muscles I just saw that as an advantage. They didn't really start testing with the athletic commissions until two thousand. Obviously that's josh popped because they started testing It was what it was. They tried to give me the title back said. No you're not giving me the tunnel back. In my opinion. I still lost that bite front. You're not a hand the bill back. i'll white belt. But you're not just going to give it back to me and applied. Rico rodriguez in the higginson. I was winning. That fight is a big strong guy taking me down in the in the fifth by around and catching me with an elbow right in the eye and fractured my eye of which absolutely exploded in my brain. I barely tapped instantly. I knew something was seriously wrong. So berry serious. Injury took me about six months to recover from that. That's the first time my mom called me. She she was at that by she saw them put me into the ambulance and the whole thing but she called me you know. I couldn't fly home for a couple of days because of the you know everything that was going on. She called me after. I'd gone and had surgery on the orbit. She's like hey you know maybe it's time to think about doing something to retire like now. I'm i'm fine. Mom gonna be fine. Got more to do and obviously recovered in my back fighting but It was definitely one of those times. Mom's worried about my being by their knows best. Yeah did you ever look at what kurt was doing on. Wwe programming and think well. Maybe there's a way to make a bunch of money. Keep my orbital bones where they belong. Does that never even cross your mind. Well i loosened. That did the job that kurt was doing weekend. Weak out night after night was any easier than meet on in that cage every couple months and getting potentially get punched kicked in the head. The the grinding grueling schedule that those guys in pro wrestling keep is no joke. Burke can attest to that Also i think because of our my collegiate wrestling roots and already being involved in may It never really appealed to me did. I don't know any other way to say why you are. You're heavyweight champion. What made you make the move to light heavyweight champion. What reason for them. Well i lost that. Fight to josh burnett in had lost the fight to riga. Rodriguez wasn't the heavyweight champion. I was a small heavyweight anyway. Walking around twenty I threw it out there that they had already scheduled to fight the last fight on my contract with andrea in the heavyweight division. I had thrown it out there to joe silva and company saying. Hey i you know i can make two five. There's a chance at or you're interested in me coming down at finding a light-heavyweight i can make that pretty easily I was scheduled to fight. Andre andre broke his hand relief before that. Fight the same time. This is going on in the lightheaded division chuck and and tito tito was the champ. Chuck was number one contender. For whatever reason they could make that fight hap and junk was pissed off. He wanted his shot to like friends. I we always agreed. We'd never fight So they were the processes stripping tito of his title and they asked me. If i said i wasn't gonna fight andrei because of the broken hand. Would i find chuck at light weight for the interim championship while they kind of got out of there and gave chuck his shot. I said yeah. I'll do that again. I think they expected my old ass was just gonna get beat by chuck in chuck would be the interim champ that will put more pressure on tito to have to find to unify the belt and the titles. Obviously again i was the monkey ranch. A record plans ready at beat chuck and now. I'm the champs. And so they they said hey. We want you to fight year right away. unified the belts and said okay. That sounds great. And so three months later i ended up fighting a tito to unify the interim championship. The and the championship belt in. And now i'm the light heavy champion so Again kawamata whirlwind. And i was the fly in the ointment.
"kurt" Discussed on The Kurt Angle Show
"Of deal. I showed you type of thing. I didn't really have that attitude about it. But i definitely after finally giving up on. The olympic aspirations retiring early that summer was now able to dedicate and focus one hundred percent on on going out and be a world champion when i rolled into that title fight with most. I never set out to be a world champions. This new sport that i saw other restaurants doing that i wanted to try and low behold instead of a month on fighting for world championship. It just got to happen so as a little wellness it was like what the heck just happened now. I'm very focused to set the goal. Look no. I'm gonna win that tile back so certainly a sense of accomplishment to get back in get get another title shot to beat. A guy is formidable as as kevin To win the title definitely vilified achieved the goal. And something i set out to achieve whether you have see is a lot of upheaval at this point. Do for buying them out before the next time you do a ufc show. So in the meantime you return to japan and rings when you meet with the farinas and dana white here what they have planned for the of c. Yeah that's an interesting story. Because that december. After i beat kevin i was in japan. I was and dan henderson. And matt linlin was over there for a few weeks right before christmas. I was looking for new management. I'd i'd walked away from rico at lou There was a lotta headbutting. Going on between davis to who was running the show and me dante decided it was time to move on and get some some other representation. I signed with a a group called bala- management. Which was jeremy lab. Peter levin but i also talked dana white because at that time dana white which representing chuck liddell and tito ortiz is their manager. I sat down with him while i was in japan. Talk to him about representing me as well as a potential manager. I'd also met with jeremy and peter levin with battle management. I hadn't made a decision yet and then dana calm after we met and he said look. There's big things happening. You're gonna like what's going on. But i'm not going to be able to manage and i said you know i appreciate your call me but i already coincide with these other guys But thanks and i'll be watching out to see what's coming down the pike and sure enough that february. The for titas and dana white bought the company from bob meyer whitson. Sag now right away state. They you know they took a bunch of their top guys and they started this ad campaign with carmen electra khanna trying to mainstream the sport change the image of the sport. Make it a legitimate event. Not this kind of sideshow or freakshow that had become and they ran towards regulation towards unified rules that previous year With sag at the home. larry hazzard at a new jersey at the commission jersey developed unified rules that they started promoting all boxing commissions across the country. So you know it was again a bit of a wild west. There were underground shows and stuff going on everywhere but the rules of engagement were differ depending on where you went. Even what was going on in pride in japan at that time or shoot though and pancreatic japan at that time each one of those organizations different rules in different rules of engagement and these unified rules kind of leveled the playing field. Everybody was kind of made it a legitimate sport. these are the rules is what we do. and then they kept tweaking that every time there was a show in the rules would change just a little bit but The for titas had the savvy and the pocket book to really revamp the sport and push it out into the mainstream as a legitimate sport instead it is pay per view freed show band up to that point and they deserve credit for that they definitely had some vision. Did they ever lay out that vision to you as one of their cornerstone guys of hey. Here's what we're trying to do. Would you have ever envisioned that. It would become as big as it did I think we were all hopeful. We're all worried that it was going to die certainly with with. Sag running it. It was it was dwindling was on its way to to suffering and maybe going away and i think because of the lorenzo for tita especially but the potatoes and dana white they had the connections and the savvy to kind of revamp the sport run towards regulation. You know embraced the unified rules. Create rounds in ten point must scoring system. Those are all things from boxing in combative sports that we understand in the american market. So i think all of those things helped with sports to gain momentum but even then it was still struggling they. It's been about forty million dollars doing all that remarketing and all that and they still work getting back. The money in the paper abused. Stop money so. They came up with the idea in canada last ditch effort to do the ultimate fighter this in two thousand or they come up with this format. The only one that will put it on tv with spike. And of course everyone knows the story from there. The ufc got their big break with the ultimate fighter and went really mainstream and the sport just exploded But let's go back and talk about zoo. I took over and now you're thinking about coming back in. They bought the company They it signed pedro his it to a nine fight deal biggest deal. Anybody had gotten into sport at that point and i was an old. I was pushing push. Joe heddon hidden towards forty and their heavyweight champion when they bought the company. So i don't think they thought it was very marketable as an older champion They wanted this young brazilian kid. Who's a big stud great kickboxer Too i think they expected him to be in that fight and it didn't go out that way. I ended up winning. Three three of the five rounds and winning unanimous decision which i think kind of monkey wrench their plans for that for that. Beginning stood pedro. His oh They signed him to a nine fight deal. That was the first to nine of his fights with he didn't win the title so I was due to renegotiate contract. And they said okay. We'll we'll really appreciate what you but you have to give him an automatic rematch. I'm like well eight. Kick the dog snot out of my lead leg. I don't really want to do that. But if that's what we gotta do that's what we do. So i went ahead and signed. A new contract agreed to the automatic rematch and went to seattle and started training with most smith. The guy flapper my first title. Fight the great kickboxer that he was he he'll be changed my stance figure out how to check kicks out of throat kicks really adjusted and tweaked a lot of these in my style. I was to walk out there in a wrestler stand sixty percent of my way on my front leg and the other forty percent on my back leg Uses a rudder kinda change directions and penetrate to take guys down in in fighting and kickboxing. It's the opposite. It put about sixty percent of your weight on your back legs that you could raise that up and deflect kicks off of you shed instead of taking it to the meteor thighs That was something. I had not learned in till i started training with most mitt and getting ready for that second. Pedro is a fight. He kicked me fourteen times in matt. I by my legs swelled up in turn black. I still have a dent in modify where some of that muscle. It's dead the hell with you or not cover back so.
"kurt" Discussed on What Difference Does It Make
"Was also a singer. Billy did you ever see his photography. I think it was like large women. I think was what i bought the book. He was so cool. I mean he's kind of a role model for me For a bunch of reasons one of them is that if he wanted to do something and it was going to ruffle feathers or break boundaries and paradigm. He just went ahead and did it. That book got him in huge trouble. As as you may remember if you were into it at the time because he was photographing women in settings clothings that are traditionally reserved for man within the traditional jewish religion and he got in huge trouble with that a couple of philanthropic organizations kicked him out or at least you know stopped having him sponsor them and still are stuff like that and he just went ahead and did it anyway. Because it's it's the art that he wanted to make. I also love how he several times. He was able to reinvent himself from scratch. And i told him that when i was talking to him and i remember he said well well i have to. I find it's it's just necessary in life you have to. You can't avoid it. You have to reinvent yourself at least three or four times. it's there's no avoid. That was really good wisdom to receive from someone that i really benefited from hearing. Someone say that yes. It sounds a lot like you how to reinvent myself. Yeah that i wanted to. That's for sure so when you do go on a tour. Is this like you do a package to you. Know like is it all like eighties and nineties bands. Get together or is it. How does information society to were. We've done a lot of shows a lot of a lot of other eighties axe recently With a bunch of times and the book of love think was it may not work for minimum. Pats remember we did a few shows with the cutting crew and wang chung but only parts of each of them and they were playing together and they they were trying to come up with. What would be the name for this combination of wang chung in the cutting crew and of course the one i want them to use was the wang cutting. But you know as funny as that sounds. They didn't go for it and I remember they eventually settled on but we did a few shows with them a lot of other bands like that but when we go to brazil it's pretty much just us. Yeah okay. Wow yeah like these package tours. Sometimes you you get like three or four songs to play at that usually how it work. That's more like a track show We don't do so many of those anymore. There've been a few free style reunion events in york city over the last ten years or so Where it's more like that. We do one or three songs but for the most part where either doing full concerts when it's just us or when we do the the package things it's between six and ten you were on tommy boy. Which did you feel like you fit in or no. We didn't That was the whole story quest. Is that why you don't fit in. How cool that's it. You didn't want to be like oh queen latifah digital underground. I mean it didn't matter whether we wanted to be. There was no way we would have known how to sit in with that crowd. Was there a bidding war it all back in the day like or was it. Tommy boy wanted to sign. You know we got one offer and we're gonna them. Yeah yeah and then we got lucky. That tommy boy Happened to become acquired warner brothers so we ended up being a warner brothers. Act because timing with time realized that especially was was going to be danced singles and that pop music album. That wasn't really contained within the freestyle. Genre was not something they knew how to handle so they kept the part of the businesses involved putting out the singles and they gave the album promotion to warner brothers and put it on their reprise label q. Screeches current larson harland we. I was using my middle name for a long long long time as my last name got married. My wife and i both changed to larson's i changed back. And she changed larsen so we just wanted to injure names together so we should call you. Kurt larson that. Guess if you want to don't call you late for dinner. Yeah no common. Kurt valentine i dropped that okay came up with an highschool on really embarrassed r. Tolkien thing i'm gonna go bye. Thank you so much. Take care okay. So we got a little bit about The music industry a little bit about the video game industry. We heard all about it. From kurt larson a little bit about leonard. Nimoy demori as well. Who doesn't want to hear good leonard moisture but thanks to railroad in rabi publicity for hooking us up. Begged occurred larson from information society. The album is called odd fellows and it is out. Of course please check us out on social media and subscribe to our youtube channel. You can find some stuff on there that you may not here in the podcast. So on youtube we are. What difference does it make. Podcast and just subscribe any joy. I will do just that. What difference does it make is a proud member of the pantheon. Podcast family tilburg fibers days. Business all over now..
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"kurt" Discussed on The Kurt Angle Show
"Right. But this one's a phone when they're already battling off into the crowd. You don't see a lot of that happened now. They obviously recently. The reason why is because you know this match wasn't a not q. Match this match was supposed to be a regular match and the you know the wrath. Ken counts they. Were out outside the ring past ten seconds. Yeah we're just gonna was really pissed off about that. We'll blame it on officiating. I think the wwe guys just do what they wanna do. I think now down there. I mean in. Tna we did it so but in wwe. this stuff doesn't fly now. And then i was going to ask here as i watched. Edp flying without clothes on. Did you ever get a chance. Speaking of guys you didn't you know did or did you. Not russell did you ever get a chance to russell. Gdp no unfortunately he didn't last long the wwe. I mean he you know after that program with undertaker kinda just kind of disappeared after a few few months so there i. I don't know what happened. What occurred. I know that the vince wasn't real happy with the program with undertaker and sarah. Yeah and So i'm not sure. But deep he had a great career in wcw. And i thought he would have even better career and wwe. He had a lot of charisma. Man and the fact of what he was able to accomplish starting wrestling at such a later age right. He was in his mid to late thirties when he finally became a full time wrestler. It's incredible her earned. The story is pretty amazing. I know he was a manager for and he Wade into wrestling. Yeah he was a manager for a long time in one of the early wrestlemanias. He was driving One of the pink. Cadillacs there i think for honky tonk man coming down to the ring and he did a lot of different fund spots. He was in awa as a manager But yeah finally got scratched. The wrestling each i think dusty rhodes was very Impactful for him and really helped him in terms of deciding to finally take the leap and he had a great career with the diamond cutter and his hold the on. Wcw wanted to transition. His goal was to really work with the rock and more of who's the real people's champ type thing but it never really panned out for him here So he wasn't here. That long to your point i have to tell you. He's had a lot of success in professional wrestling. Especially when you look at his athleticism. He's not that athletic where he can work. And you know he's a hustler and he never gives up he has a no die mentality. And that's what makes them a special as he has a lot of heart that's why he's able to have success in. W w he you know he did a right and He didn't have a lot of that. Athleticism to so this is the best give and You know he. He's been able to have a lot to sex in w especially speaking of athleticism. Booker t. he puts the a and athleticism. Gosh yeah he you know what he did in high school right now. Tell me it was a major. You know the guy that runs with a stick and leads the bag yet hooker. You know how good of an athlete. You have to be to do that stuff. That's what he did. I mean he he. He started out as an athlete by drum. Make did you ever. Did you ever get to do a spin rooney. Did you ever attempt to spin rooney. Kurt idea i did on tv. I looked like i was squeezer. I couldn't get the spin. So i ran in a circle. It was horrible. I tried it. At least i tried. I had the balls to try it on tv but it didn't work out very well. There's always that one skit that they show when they were trying to get undertaker to do the spinner rooney and like vince wisconsin. Caitlyn right. he wouldn't do it so i had to ask now. Undertaker would do it now. He's he's light up quite a bit so that he was a little intent. Hyder tighter about it. Yeah listen it's not. Try to move like that in front of You know twelve fifteen thousand fans and you know you have a certain mystique. I know the undertaker right. It's going to be dad ugly. If you know what. I mean something you know. Some of my dad would try to get down there speaking of the undertaker. He makes his way out distract. Gdp booker t. With the roll up win on the distraction gets the pin on diamond dallas page. And here we go. We're off to the races. Undertaker is chasing dp down now through the back of the arena. And i have a feeling we're not done here in the ring as harry comes the boy scout. It's kurt angle to beat up. Booker t. because by going for the angle slam worker kicks out of it strikes to the face here. It is the big axe kick on the back of the head. Well i wasn't success. This will add night. Look he's got the big gold and he's looks like he's going to use it. Oh look like a stiff shot. there did it. Did it help everything good through. All this was was everything smooth. Well all right listen. This is the way it is and professional wrestling. You have to bring the title and make it look real. It's up to the guy that's getting hit with about to protect themselves. You don't wanna put your hands up. You're going to get clobbered in the head. I put my hands up to protect myself. So i never get hit with it the only time i ever got hit with anything when brock lesser hit me head with a chair and that taught me a lesson. I ended up having to get next surgery that now. I always put my hands up. It's a natural reaction. If someone's gonna hit you some the first thing you do is hands up. Yeah so some restaurants that give you do that. It's going to look fake now. I would not because that's what you do that. You're that's a great point. You know people say oh. He put his hands up. Well wouldn't you. You know you dumb ass. Think about it coming. Yeah so here we go. We're in the back all right. So we got taker. He's getting jumped by the wcw guys but somehow faded fighting like eight of them often. You know they're barely selling. It's it's ugly scene but we're gonna get where mike awesome delivers a big hit to him. This is weird man Shane would eventually come out. He's gonna stop. Gdp ddp's going to get beat up by shane booker. T. stops them but wcw beats up. Booker. t. and that's how we're going to go off a very awkward ending to such a phenomenal episode here. Yeah it didn't make sense mean. There's the mike awesome. Shot that i just talked about that occurs to take her. He sells that one big time. But i just totally lost me here because honestly shane mcmahon is the owner of wcw. Why when he comes out. Are they now beating the crap out of him. You can just tell you can feel the story. Lines are still very disjointed. At this point trying to figure out what moved they wanna make next. Yes makes sense and you know that. That was the only thing about this show. I love the whole tyre tyre show but the ending here was a little bit confusing. Yeah why. wcw's beat the crap out of each other. basically. And i think that's probably when vince says. Hey we're going to merge them we're gonna make an alliance. We're going to do something different here. Because here now as their champion and now he's getting beat down so there we go go another thing. That doesn't make sense right. Kurt what did you think overall of show. This show is awesome. I thought the pre tapes were incredible. Because i was in them..
"kurt" Discussed on The Kurt Angle Show
"Achieved day could ruin the whole diet so in other words if you if you eat all day whatever you want. You ended up beating twenty thousand calories. Which is you know almost impossible but it is possible. You're gonna ruin your diet for the whole week so you have to limit you know. Have one cheat meal per week and it should be on a certain day every week. And that's what i do. So i'll have a three thousand calorie meal that day and then you know and then stick to my diet. The rest of the wow. Are you a sized small meals a genius crazy. I do fi- five and you probably don't have that out before. Yeah i actually. Yeah i i actually wake up and tonight. I have two protein bars. That's my that's my day. I'm a ninety eight. Or so. I have to eat at night so i say i don't eat breakfast. I started two o'clock in the afternoon. I have a meal then. Five and eight and eleven and then two in the morning. It's tough man. I go. I don't need for twelve hours from two in the morning to tune the afternoons. That's like a fat fasting deal. Yes yes okay good stuff. Hey i figure we might as well get tips since we're here talking about what they're doing they're doing a little bit of an overview of the whole Tough enough do That was going on at the time and Were you were you watching the show at all this whole tough enough. This is they're going tasr. He's doing some coach in the gaza. Run in the mud. Did you get a chance to check this out on the road or not really not as much. We would watch clips of it. You're on the road you know raw or smackdown. Show updates of it other than that. We didn't get to see much of it. We were on the road so much. You know six days a week doing our shows. We didn't really have time to to follow up on it You know the fall away entirely so we were just updated every every smackdown and raw what was going on. Yeah they're doing a lot of promotion here even at as this show goes off the air. They're gonna again say hey after in the closing credits. Check us out on tough enough next on. Mtv so this was a big deal. A lot trying to get a lot of is on mtv which was a big cable station. But now we're back. We're back with you guys. Let's let's go ahead and play this step foot in a war restaurant. I don't believe trying to say to me woman. You've him booker t. Got no business being here. Deborah look in my eyes. my name is stone. Cold steve. Austin i'm the world of champion brachman. I'm gonna go down. And i'm what booker t's ass. I'll turn that sup the floor with go and i'll tell you he will kill worker teeth and walk him dried stuff. Hit him with a stone. Kills top nuts on top heavy up. What could you doing gac. what can i do. Yeah i would bounce them around like a pogo stick. I would manhandled now you talking. I would hit him with my olympic slam. Women tell me about it. I put them in my luck. I make him attack terrorism more. And then i create that. Yes you break it. I would break do that. Yeah nice it hurt top of my head. Zoom in on the hat man priceless my favorite line of the whole bit the angle slam. Whammo whammo the next kurt angle t-shirt there you go so good. Was steve cock themselves up to go. Beat up booker. T. and then he decided chicken out and talk me and it's all you moron. I'm an idiot. And then i down the whole of my hat because i love the hat so much. That's right. how would you love this piece of shit and the camera just zoo line on. It was priceless. Ol- thing done so well and then here we are. It's the main event kerr. It's the last wcw matching the wwf. Because the very next draws we talked about ec w joins wcw and it becomes the alliance right isan alliance the invasion. Yep that's right so we're done here. Dp makes his way out To the ring. And we're finally going to get this final championship match ear. Ww booker t's gonna make his way out with the what we call the big gold belt that they use back then. It was pretty cool out. I love that highlight. Listen the original the original Obviously i'm sure you're aware conrad owns. It's there at the own connor addison. Yeah he told me yeah definitely told me he definitely every title. He every died. When it's all said you'll have all quite incredible office. Set up it is he got thousand titles on his wall have you. Have you made a trip yet. See the connor addison yet. Have you had that opportunity album looking forward to store. And now i'm sure he's got he's most owner partly earner should i say three fourths owner of the old Iconic ric flair robe. That black butterfly rub. Ww was looking for and conrad was able to get involved in the get. That's it he's got quite the it's The collection that you'll have to check out when you go. He's got to be worth a lot of my with all these gimmicks all the gimmicks baby see here. We go booker. t's in there was kind of a little of a weird edit here where Dp misses a close on. Then all of a sudden. He's bouncing off the ropes. Booker t. hits them with an elbow. Did you have a different mindset. Working smackdown vs role knowing smackdown was taped. Well that that was the issue you know. If you know it's tape you know it's a safety. I had him bed in my brain that it was live. Everything was live. Because i didn't want to mess up. Because when you mess up you do it. You know you can do it over again. And it looks like crap in front of the real life crowd. So i tried to tell myself no mistakes. This is live. You gotta do it. And i tried to force myself than to understand that i couldn't mess up and You know the these things happened thing. Is vince only had a tape. Because he wasn't able to film on on friday night so he would do a tuesday but if he had the choice he would definitely do it. And then that's ultimately what he's moved to now. Is that live model with both monday. And friday night it's more effective in. It's less time less time consuming. Because when you have a taped show you could do pretense all day all night you. Can you know. There was one match where i had a. We messed up on a finnish. We had to wait for the crowd the leave and then we had to put the security guards in a corner and have one camera film me. Do the finish at one o'clock in the morning. It was in boston and they wanted the the security guards look like the fans so the only had one camp. There's a whole stadium was was gone. All arena was gone so this is what can happen. When you tape smackdown you get have going all night. Wow yeah one in the morning finishing off something. That's supposed to come off like it. Just happened live unbelievable. Yes the power of editing but you know what the other problem too is. A fan kerr it. Everybody knew it was on tuesdays and half the internet knew it was going to happen by the time. Friday came around because spoiler watch woes..
"kurt" Discussed on The Kurt Angle Show
"In the ring. At all with dean. No unfortunately when he came in from. Wcw wwe wwf at the time We never hooked up. I i always had programs have programs with jericho and ben wa. And the i thought the next one would be milenko and it just never occurred. Unfortunate the It's sad because i came in. I would had incredible match. I think we would have great chemistry. Oh absolutely you mentioned earlier. Arn anderson you think about how at that could have been like you mentioned dean malingco. Listen some of your greatest matches. Were you jericho. You shawn michaels. I mean we go on but there are a couple of guys that i think are still that we we could still has fans think about same in would have been really cool. If we're playing a video game let me be d- milenko and let you be kurt angle and see what we can do here but A great technician quiet guy definitely not the most enthusiastic or a ton of charisma like some would say but i knew how to get it done in the ring. The iceman the malingco. He was incredible technician. You know that that was his nickname the end of a thousand votes and rightfully so he had a thousand. That's what made himself effective. And i believe he's a second or third generation wrestler that's right that's cracked or he has an. He grew up in the business. He has incredible knowledge of the business. So i think they've Not only is he a great wrestler. He would you know he ends up being a great agent. So let's talk about that. I was he ever your agent and the wwe and what did you think about his knowledge of the business. Well he was never my age. And unfortunately i would love to have had deep. It goes my agent but it just never happened. But you know like i said before you know. He's second or third generation minister he grew up. Ns this is all. he knows. This is what he's all about so as far as being a coach and a teacher it'd be one of the best because he was taught by the best. You know his father. So that's that's saying a lot and not to take away anything from scotty to haughty because he's also done a lot of work down at annex t for the wwe as well yes. He's down there quite a bit to You know he lives in orlando. And he's he's been with annex t for a few years. he's a great coach as well and You know a what he did. he's great. he's actually a great technician to. He freed himself up to be more compatible with his character. Scotty too high us so he kinda threw some of his technique out the window but he teaches that technique in the stuff. That he didn't do because of his character is character. Held them back a little bit with the technique part. That's a you know. His character became main. He was scotty to hoti part of too cool. And that's that was big time. Those guys were mainstream wrestlers back then so i understand why he did what he dead. Sometimes you have to give up a little bit that to take advantage of something else. And that's what he did. 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That's why you get to it when you're in it you fall in love with it and you can't get away from it and you'll never deal you never get away. You always always be a part of. You doesn't matter so saturn would attempt to hit the worm here on malingco scott. He's able to take advantage. Get the win with the worm. You mentioned the worm you never lost. The warmed educate no. I did for scotty to hoti. I would there you go a lot of to are. And then we're we're back here to d p he's in the back. He's cutting a promo about the undertaker and his upcoming match against booker. T. coming up occurred. I gotta ask as i look at dp here. Have you ever done. Ddp yoga yes. I did for a year. And i loved it and i got away from it. I need to get back to it. I actually called gdp Two weeks ago To hook them up with ruslan gardner. The olympic champion wrestler. That gained a lot of weight is up over five hundred fifty pounds now on the biggest loser a few years ago and got his way down and kid spiral out of control again and he needed help so i hooked him up with. Ddp to do. The yoga helps them to lose weight. So they're working together right now and i'm going to contact gdp again to get hooked up with yoga. I have his videotapes as cds. Dvd's i should say. Yeah so i. I could do it but i wanna know if he has anything else knew so. I'm gonna contact. I'll get a hit him up soon. Not listen kurt. You talked about the sky over five hundred pounds you yourself. You're probably in the greatest shape that you've been in a long time. I've yes. I see pictures on social media your ripped up. What's the secret diet wise for you. Don't you ever get tempted. I'm a guy that gets tempted. Man i don't know i don't know how to stay away. Is it a structure thing. You're just in your daily routine you have your structure. You know what you're eating when you're eating at what's what's been the magic the secret for you. It's diet it's all die. That's you know you can work out all you want but when it comes down to it's the diet You know high protein low carb low fat chickens out to be consistent. Yeah chick bags works as part of my diet but you the thing is you can have a cheat meal not achieve day.
"kurt" Discussed on 40 Going On 14
"It's a basset hound a fox and they're gonna be buddies and it's gonna be great and then at the end i'm crying and i want to kill myself. Yup back then old yeller off. This is an old yeller. Well because old yeller didn't talk right. It wasn't nearly as cute. Yeah so more than that really a fox doubtful little. We've already been. We've been through this already. I just said. I like old. Yeller affected me because you were fifty when it came out. What about that affect you. That poor dog. Poor cujo forego cuts who a year later now out of all of them. This holds the top spot for me really yeah. Rj mccreevy. they. I think i have a tie between this one on another one from my top spot. Okay well let's not. We'll do top three at the end. So i know where you're going. I just realized what was eighty six all. I thought that was seven day. Anyway go ahead. Tell us about this. Because i i well. I'm going to disagree a little bit but go ahead The thing is. It's an a remake of a nineteen fifties movie called. It came from outer space and this one is the alien instead of being a big guy in the suit. Virus harry carrot. Yeah he did. He looked like it was a giant. Harry carey came down. The is effort into building. Harry who really how would you do. What the hell did you turn it. I don't know like area irian. Iota had a kid and they went. And i told him i had done back to him. Alan what the heck is going on. I was trying to will ferrell's impression of harry carey and i know what you're trying to do and now i do it. It comes out as bill cosby every time. So if mood eight copa the long way to go for that thing. We edit that out and it was the thing. I'm another planet. i believe. it was the fifties version. Was the thing from another planet. That's the thing with kurt. Russell and wilford birmingham keep david an yes and peter. Maloney donald moffitt. And there's okay. But i really like his character in this one. I mean ed's Has this. i'm only doing what i need to do. Type attitude in this thing. And i really like. Rj mccreevy. I think he's a great character for this. I think he wants again. Jump feet first into it. You know in the he a hero out of desperation. I'm not a hero. Because i'm a hero type character and i yeah and i remember my parents going. We you know we got dropped off at the grandparents house and they my mom and my dad went to go see this.