35 Burst results for "Larry S."
Were All of the Founding Fathers Slave Owners?
"Charlie, my friends all say the founding fathers were slave owners. What do you have to say about that? That is what John says from Pennsylvania. So I've done a, let's say a fair amount of public commentary on this. And I have to thank the great hillsdale college for this, honestly. So look, I went down into the hillsdale online courses, Charlie for hillsdale dot com. You should all check it out. That's Charlie F war hillsdale dot com. And I did the work. A couple years ago, I'd kind of just trip over my words whenever the issue of founding fathers and slavery came up. And I probably had a response that some of you gave like, oh yeah, but we abolished it and that was then and now this was then and this is now. That's not even a proper answer. Because it's not true. The founders all knew what they were doing was wrong. They wrote openly about it. So that doesn't make them hypocrites, it makes them sinners. As the great doctor Larry arn would say. 9 out of 13 a colonies had already abolished slavery by the time the constitution was ratified. The first antislavery convention was hosted in Philadelphia in 1775 by Benjamin Franklin. Thomas Jefferson admonished king George for bringing the Senate slavery into America. In the original draft of the Declaration of Independence. The northwest ordinance, article 6, said that no slaves should be in the new territories. But Nicole Hannah Jones insists that America's true founding was not in 1776 but 1619. Now who is Nicole Hannah Jones? She is the con artist that runs The New York Times 1619 project that your kid is probably learning from right now. Let's play cut one 53. 1619 in August of 1619 is when the first group of 20 to 30 Africans were sold into the Virginia colony. And what the project is basically arguing is that that is actually a foundational to the American story as the year 1776 because nothing would be left untouched by that decision to engage in the institutional slavery. So for those of you listening on podcasts, looks as if she has Elmo on her head. I don't quite understand. That someone went crazy with a dry erase marker. She's this massive orange head of hair. That is very bright. The sunglasses watching that clip.
The Lessons We Need in the US With Dr. Larry Arnn of Hillsdale College
"So I want to ask you and be respectful of your time doctor Arne, what do you believe as a scholar of the declaration of the constitution are the lessons we now need to implement today? We're in crisis. Our country is more fragile than ever. The latest poll shows that only 39% of Americans are proud of their country and its current form. I'm definitely proud to be an American, but it's hard for me to be over the top excited about where we are currently. What can we learn from the declaration and apply it to our troubles and our difficulties today? I focus more and more in these times on this. There are two statements, one from tocqueville, and one from James Madison. Tocqueville says that America is unique. He comes in 1832. He was a French aristocrat. France was the first centralized nation state. And he says there's more government in America than in France. It's just different. Because it's mostly local and voluntary. And that means in the management of hillsdale college, I don't believe in rules. I believe in goals. And you know, because goals, we all adopt them, and then everybody can figure out how to serve them. And the rules need to be very few and they need to be boilable down to be good. And just think what bureaucratic government is like, think of the rules that govern the schools, for example. Nobody can read them. Nobody does. But they can be used whenever there's a dispute, the person who gets to interpret the rule. More laws the less justice is Cicero would say, Madison said something similar to second thing is men are not angels and angels do not govern men. And that doesn't matter. It doesn't matter then if Anthony Fauci dynamic example has been there for 400 years and wrote the textbook on epidemiology, which he did. Give him power. He's just like the rest of us. And therefore, there's no solution to the human problem from empowering experts.
Dr. Larry Arnn Discusses Competing Ideas About the Founding of America
Charlie Welcomes Dr. Larry Arnn, President of Hillsdale College
"President of the best college in America, hillsdale college, doctor Larry arn, doctor Arne, welcome back to the program. Good to be with you, Charlie. And aren't you a phenomenon? Well, thank you. I appreciate that. And I have now completed half of the hillsdale online courses, and the problem is you keep on adding to them. So I have to keep on taking more to keep on saying that I'm at half. So before we get started, how are things that he'll still college? It seems as if it's just boomtown USA, the can't open enough charter schools. Can't let enough kids, how are things at hillsdale? Yeah, they're thriving. There's not a house to buy in hillsdale, Michigan. It's a land rush here now. And people are trying to get away from these cities and these bad schools and a lot of people want to be around the college. And we can't beat them off with the state applications. I've become so important that I did an event with governor Lee of Tennessee and for the first time, I've been the victim of a hidden camera. So they tried James O'Keefe tactic, I guess you could say. Yeah, yeah. Yeah, and it just happened yesterday, so I don't really know, I don't care, but Kevin Williamson of the New York national review said, you know, everything they quote him saying, he says that all the time in public. And this is the mark of a, let's say, a wise man. He's the same in private as he is in public. And so not much to hide. And I know you're opening a bunch of charter schools in Tennessee. That's probably why they're so nervous. The teacher. It attacks, you know, if you just think, if you're studying politics, as you are doing now, avidly, you'll find out that politics can be understood. It's a coherent thing, it proceeds according to principles. And every country, by the way, all through history, and it has forms
Alan Dershowitz: Jan. 6 Hearings Not Far From McCarthyism
"They put on president Trump's speech but they doctored the speech and they left out the words I want you to go to the capitol and patriotically and peacefully let your voices be heard So even if you hear one side like for example in a grand jury if a prosecutor ever did that put forward a tape and doctored it they'd be disciplined perhaps this Bard and that's what's going on here You hear these accusations being made not only by the committee but by their handpicked narrative espousing CNN CNN just repeats everything they say And then they put Larry tribe my former colleague on and he says well president Trump was guilty of attempting to murder vice president Pence Nobody responds Nobody answers If a law student ever said that on a first year criminal law exam they fail Even with great inflation So what we're hearing is a completely one sided presentation And I'm a Liberal Democrat I voted for Biden and I voted for Clinton And I find this thing unacceptable and intolerable and that throwback to mccarthyism
Larry Nassar loses last appeal in sexual assault scandal
"The former sports doctor convicted in 2018 of sexually abusing gymnasts has lost his last legal appeal The Michigan Supreme Court rejected a final appeal by Larry Nassar he went to prison after pleading guilty during an extraordinary 7 day hearing in which over 150 dancers Olympic gymnasts and other athletes detailed how he sexually assaulted them over many years under the guise of medical treatments Nasser said he deserved a new hearing and was treated unfairly by ingham county judge Rosemarie aquilina who said she signed his death warrant with his 40 year sentence that he would wither in prison like the wicked witch in a two page letter the court said it had concerns over the judge's conduct but declined to take the case noting that the judge stuck to the sentencing agreement and that they had no wish to subject the victims to additional trauma NASA received another 40 year sentence in a separate case in a neighboring county and
Democrats Try to Scrub Big Tech
"Meanwhile, Democrats are trying to screw up big tech. Now we need some reforms in big tech, some protection of data. We need national security, cooperation from big tech. National security adviser Robert O'Brien went on Larry kudlow's show on Fox business yesterday talking about Amy Klobuchar's Bill. Amy Klobuchar's Bill is really bad. Because once again, if you let Democrats run anything, they will run it into the ground. Cut number 26. Well, look, the one thing standing in the way of Chinese domination of the world in Chinese Communist Party domination in the world is the American private sector and the bigger one of the big parts of that is tech. And so all you have to do is look at what Elon Musk did with Starlink at the outset of the Ukraine war keeping Ukraine connected, what YouTube did and getting zelensky's speeches out to the Russians. And we see why the Chinese don't like it. And they've said that they're going to surpass American tech, they're going to scale their companies. They're going to put trillions of dollars into it. They've been public about it. So they've got this China 25 policy to destroy America's tech sector. And now we've got these bills out to help them do it. It's pretty amazing. I want to give them access to our algorithms, access to our data. We should be banning Chinese companies and taking action like India did against Chinese big tech and instead we're coming after the American companies.
"larry s." Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"Back talking to Larry Taunton. Very best to take your life and you put me to hey there folks, Eric metaxas here. As you know, our friend and he's a real friend, Mike lindell has a passion to help everyone get the best sleep of their life, but he didn't stop by simply creating the best pillow now Mike has done it again by introducing his my slippers, my slippers, they're unbelievable. I know all about them, but I got to tell you for a limited time you will save $90 on each pair of my slippers. They're expensive. You can save $90. This blowout sale of the year won't last order. Now he's taken over two years to develop them. The mice slippers are designed to wear indoors and out all day long made with my pillow foam and impact gel to help prevent fatigue made with quality leather swayed call one 809 7 8 three O 5 7 use the promo code Eric. Or go to my pillow dot com, click on the radio listeners square and use promo code Eric, the offer will not last long, so order now with promo code Eric at my pillow dot com or call 809 7 8 three O 5 7 809 7 8 three O 5 7. When you were young and your heart was an open book you used to hey there folks talking to Larry, taunt and this is the Eric metaxas show. I'm playing the role of Eric metaxas. Larry. You were just going to say something before we went to the break. Please go ahead. Yeah, well, you know, to your point about the absence of real absolutes, the absence of values, the absence of God. You know, I'll loosely quote our mutual friend, David berlinski, who said that what Mao did not believe what Stalin did not believe, what Hitler did not believe. What Tito did not believe was that there was a God to judge them in the next life for their actions in this one. There are very practical outcomes for how you answer the question, does God exist or does he not exist? And if I believe that you are a being an object of special creation that is made in his image and that there are absolute values and that he does stand to judge me for my actions in this life, that's going to oblige me to act in a very different way. And I think it's not just true of the individual. In other words, it's part of the culture. We used to live in a culture where those ideas were generally believed and accepted so that even if you yourself weren't sure what you believed, you had the kind of outriggers on the canoe, the culture itself really kind of promoted the idea of marriage and the idea of sacrifice and the idea of nobility and dignity and honor. These were ideas that were in the drinking water, so to speak. And they have leached out of the drinking water. And so that we really live in a culture where someone like this young man who murdered so many children, I don't know what world they live in. I don't know who the people are who were around this young man. It sounds like he had no father. His mother was pretty messed up. We used to be able to talk about that. We used to have conversations where we would say, well, listen, a healthy family life and a mother and a father who love each other or who respect each other. You know, these are the things that help us all to function when we have communities that encourage those kinds of values. But when you cease to be able to talk about those things, you get what we have now. And I think that the issue is people don't want to talk about that. You said it earlier. And if you don't want to talk about those things, if those things are anathema, you have to come up with a simple band aid solution. It's always something it's technology. Kids are messed up because we need a laptop. Every kid needs a free laptop or every kid needs access to the Internet or we need to get rid of all guns. There's some simple solution because you can't really deal with the root of it. The root of it is too big and people say, I don't want to go there. Let's just make more gun laws. But you know, Larry, it's kind of funny thing if they make more gun laws, this problem won't go away. That's the tremendous irony here. Even if they got their way with these gun laws, this would change anything. Listen, to pull up beto o'rourke. You know, and to confront governor Abbott in Texas at a press conference or a town hall meeting or whatever it was. That makes for great theater. And I'm sure that it will Garner him some votes because he looks very engaged, very passionate, very compassionate. But at the end of the day, it really does nothing to address the real issues. It's just simply, it's just simply political theater. Well, you know, again, I think most people know that there's something sick in the culture. And yet you and I can talk about it. And we can say, we know what's wrong. We don't talk about God. We don't talk about right and wrong. You can't really function as a culture, unless you're willing to deal with that. You and I also know that we wouldn't have the United States of America if it hadn't been for these moral categories. The idea of self government, virtue, all of that eventually you run out of it. If you don't continue teaching young people about these ideas, then you're on fumes. And that's really where we are right now. And the chattering classes who talk about this on TV wherever they talk about it, they really they just don't have the ability to talk in these categories anymore. They're just not going to go.
Larry Taunton Looks at America's History of Gun Ownership
"Hey there folks talking to my friend Larry Alex taunt and you can find him at Larry Alex Taunton dot com. I hope you do. If you follow, if you're on Twitter, I hope you follow him on Twitter because we're talking about a series of tweets. I don't know where there are 14 Larry. It's 14, 14 tweets. So you, you know, sort of wrote an essay in Twitter form, which is really weird. No, but I just think you made so many points and so we're talking about these mass killings and you you're making a couple of points. Number one, many of these mass killings have nothing to do with guns. There are bombs, there are cars that have been used as weapons. So the idea that it's all about guns is wrong. But even if it is about guns, it seems clear to me that if you have more people with guns, these murderers get stopped long before they get to do the damage that they have done in the absence of other guns. That's common sense. That's very basic. Well, it's become cliche, but there are reasons for cliches and that's because they're usually have an element of truth that bad guys with guns are generally stopped by good guys. With guns. Does there need to be, listen, I'm not a policy maker. You know, so I would leave it to others to work out the specifics of this, clearly we want to make sure that, you know, that gun owners, you know, our sensible responsible people that are not criminals. That said, you know, let's think about this for just a moment. Throughout most of America's history, we'll say a 150 years or so. Americans overwhelmingly owned guns and were not only were they trained to use them, but they trained their children to use them beginning at a very young
Larry Taunton Deals With Shootings by Looking at Plain-as-Day Facts
"It. We're talking about the ivaldi massacre 19 children killed, murdered. What is the, what is the main point in your Twitter thread? I know what it is, but I want you to explain it. Yeah, sure. Well, I mean, Democrats have responded to this very predictably. I mean, they've seized upon this. Politicized it and made it all about, you know, how the Second Amendment is out of date. There need to be gun seizures, buybacks, further gun restrictions, all of these kinds of things. And that led me to really start thinking Eric about the fact that just a few years ago when I was writing my book around the world and more than 80 days, I can undertake in kind of the unique task of traveling to places where there had been mass shootings, almost all of them in Europe. And so I was at, you know, went to Stockholm, and I was interviewing people there. After the truck attack, a guy stole a beer truck and he drove straight down a pedestrian, a fashionable pedestrian district and just mowed down women and children. Westminster bridge in London, London Bridge. I went to Paris to Charlie Hebdo, where there were a number of people killed just a short walk away to the back to clan where about 90 were killed in the mass shooting there. It was also in Nigeria as you well know, and I was there, you know, to bring attention to the fact that many Christians, either they're horribly persecuted, there's just been another attack on Christians in that country in the last couple of days. And so when I see all this talk about gun seizures or, you know, how if we restrict gun the ability to buy guns to access them, then it's going to solve this problem. And I know that that just simply isn't true. First of all, the shootings that we see in Europe is very difficult to buy gun in Europe. And yet somehow these terrors all manage to get
Larry Taunton Addresses Mass Shootings With a Tweet Storm
"I get to talk to my friend Larry Alex Taunton about, I don't know. I don't even know how to describe this. Larry. Can you describe what it is that we're going to talk about? Yeah, I'm a rather unhappy topic and that is mass shootings. And you know, the proposed legislation and response to these kinds of things and really what is what are the root causes of these mass shootings? Well, you sent out to talk about the tweet storm that you sent out. And why did you do this via Twitter and not as an essay? Or did you do both? No, I actually haven't done an article yet. And I knew Eric, you know, you know how this goes in our world. And issue comes up in a moment and you have some thoughts. And in the case of the shooting, I was getting a lot of questions about that after it happened in Texas. And I decided I really wanted to sit on this for a little while and really think about it. I'm not usually the I'm not usually the first guy, you know, with the breaking news and the immediate response, and it's usually because the information we get at the front end is often wrong and the thoughts are reactionary. So I'm usually the guy who chimes in a week, maybe two weeks later. And having given it some thought, I knew it was going to be traveling for the next couple of days. I wasn't going to have time to sit down and write an article, at least not immediately. So I, you know, while I'm sitting and waiting for a flight, I prepare this tweet thread and I send this out and of course it gets retweeted like mad and it's gotten huge responses, more than more than 5000 likes. And I wasn't prepared for that. But clearly I'd struck a nerve in the comments that I made regarding
Simone Biles, others seek $1B-plus from FBI over Nassar
"Former Olympic gymnast including gold medalist Simone Biles are among dozens of assault victims seeking more than a $1 billion from the FBI for failing to stop sports doctor Larry Nassar There's no dispute FBI agents in 2015 knew that Nasser was accused of molesting gymnasts but the agents failed to act leaving Nasser free to continue to target young women and girls for more than a year The approximately 90 claimants include Olympic gold medalist biles aly raisman and mckayla maroney the FBI declined to comment in April when a smaller batch of claims was filed referring instead to director Christopher wray's remarks to Congress last year where he apologized and called the failure inexcusable I'm Julie Walker
Byron York: Jan. 6 Committee Wants to Upend Our Election System
"Washington examiner chief political correspondent Byron York appeared with Larry kudlow on Fox business yesterday, pointing out that members of the January 6th committee don't care about any kind of justice regarding January 6th, they want to upend our election system. Listen, what's actually interesting. We've had new reporting just today from axios about what the ultimate goal of the January 6th committee is because a congressional investigative committee has to have a legislative purpose. They have to be doing this for a reason that relates to their job as legislators. And the new reporting is that a number of Democrats on the committee want to use the committee to push a preexisting agenda for voting rights. They want to help push the pass, the for the people act. And the John Lewis voting Bill and some even want to use it as a pre-tax to advocate eliminating the Electoral College. So we're beginning to see perhaps some of the larger purposes behind the January 6th committee. Make no mistake. There is a larger purpose. It has nothing to do with. I mean, what is the point of the January 6th committee?
The Joy of Graduation
"God willing. That's that. So welcome, look, this stuff to talk about about the world in American life and all of that, but I got to say, I got you here now within 5 days of your graduating college. Yes. And so I just want people to know we don't rehearse this stuff. So I don't know what you'll say. So here's one to begin with. So you graduated Harvard last week, and the H bomb. We all know. You know H is an H bomb. We all know it. Okay, so having recognized the elephant in the room, we'll put it aside. Whether it's Harvard or wherever, what was your happiness level at your graduation, one to ten. Ten. I was thrilled. I was very proud of myself. I worked so hard to get into that university. I worked very hard at that school. And you know, I was so proud of myself because Larry back our president, he opened the commencement by saying, think of the person you were when you came into this yard on your first day of classes. We had, oh gosh, what's it called? Not commencement. Convocation. We had a convocation ceremony and we were freshmen sitting there. And the thing I thought of was, boy, now I'm graduating and I know Dennis and I have this podcast with him and I'm working for Salem and I've really developed intellectually. I've become conservative and that's why I was a ten because I'm so proud of the person that I've become.
Politico: Tom Cotton's Rigid Conservatism
"Politico is very upset about Tom cotton Politico is the relied left wing Democrat hack operation With an exception here and there so it could pretend to be a news operation Tom cotton's rigid conservatism is the title You'll never see a story about AOC about AOC's rigid Marxism or socialism or no no no See Tom cotton is a rigid conservative In other words he's a principled man He doesn't say no when asked about 2024 but the arkansan does rule out giving ground on much from immigration to criminal justice to foreign policy What's wrong with that Everybody can't be Mitch McConnell Everybody can't be Mitt Romney Everybody can't be Larry Hogan Politicians don't enjoy it but most change positions at least once in their careers then there's Tom cotton This is how the stories written by Burgess Everett Is Burgess a man or a woman Oops sorry Those categories don't count anymore From restricting legal and illegal immigration to hawkish foreign policy to criticizing the nation's under incarceration of criminals and he's right about all that
The Continuing Fallout From Sandra Smith's Clash With Mo Brooks
"There's some continuing fallout from the Sandra Smith confrontation with representative mo Brooks on Fox. I think what made the episode so strange was that Fox has evidently banned any mention of 2000 mules across the entire network. I did do an interview early on with Larry kudlow, but that was on Fox business and that seems to have been like one of those things that slipped through before the edict either came down on what was fully enforced. Now, Sandra Smith clearly had no intention of going there. But mo Brooks wouldn't let her get away with it. He kept bringing it up. He brought up 2000 meals. And then I think on the defensive, she felt obliged to say, well, it's been debunked by Reuters. Of course, yesterday I did a kind of dissect dissection of the Reuters fact check to show not only how inadequate it is, but how deceptive. How Reuters doesn't hesitate to misrepresent what's in the movie. Oh yeah, we saw photos in the movie of people taking pictures of themselves. Absolutely false. The images in the movie are mules taking pictures of the ballots going in the box. So they misrepresent what the movie shows. In order to fit their explanation, which is that people are just sort of perhaps taking selfies in order to show that they voted. So this is the level of deception that you get from places like Reuters. And of course, it's a measure of Sandra smith's inadequacy as a journalist that she doesn't bother to check. She merely refers to these fact checks and leans in a sense on them. Because she hasn't done her own homework. Now, a normal network wouldn't do that. What they would do is they say, well, listen, dinesh is kind of a regular on Fox. We have them on all the time. Let's bring him on the show. And kind of confront him with these fact checks and go through them one by one and have them address
NRA says it is "committed to making schools secure" and Texas convention will still go on
"Three days after the horrific school shooting and you've all been Texas former president Donald Trump will headline at the National Rifle Association's annual convention in Houston It's a memorial weekend event build as a Texas sized celebration of freedom firearms in the NRA with 14 acres of guns and gear Leaders say attendees will reflect on the school shooting and pledged to redouble their commitment to making schools secure Texas senator Ted Cruz and South Dakota governor Kristi Noem are expected to speak Texas governor Greg Abbott who was slated to attend will instead address the convention by pre recorded video Democrat beto o'rourke who's running for governor says he'll be attending protests outside the convention center Some speakers and performers have dropped out Texas senator John cornyn and congressman Dan Crenshaw are no longer attending and country singer Larry gatlin said he's come to believe background checks would be a step in the right direction NRA member Gary Francis traveled from Wisconsin to attend the meeting He said he opposes any gun control regulations in response to the shooting what happened there is obviously tragic
Why Biden's Gun Control Would Only Hurt Law Abiding Citizens
"There's so much for us to talk about. I'm so frustrated with what's going on. But I need an expert to give us insight because as a layperson or a person who may not be an expert, I'm just a common sense citizen, I feel like the proposal for new laws as if it's going to stop some of these incidents is absolutely absurd. John, what is your take on that? Right. Well, it's great to be on your show. I haven't been on before, and I appreciate you having me on. You got some big shoes to fill there with Larry. I've known new Larry for literally decades. But I appreciate you hitting me on. Look, the one thing I agree with Biden from his talk last night was that we need to do something. But as you say, I think that the touch proposals he's putting forward, the only people that are going to be disarmed are basically going to be law abiding citizens. So you have this background check on private transfers of guns. I'd like somebody to point out one single mass public shooting. This century that would have been stopped if such a law had been in effect nationally and had been perfectly enforced.
The Excessive Printing of Money Will Come Back to Haunt Us All
"So Tricia, I think what you're saying is that this is a little bit like, you know, letting your pressing down on the accelerator. That's the printing of the money. And then in the fed realizes we need to put the break on this and the way they do that is by raising interest rates, but you're saying if they do that too aggressively, the economy will plunge into a recession is that's the pain you're talking about, right? So what is called for here is a certain kind of fed discipline, but you're saying we can't trust the fed to do that because they seem to be more of a political animal than an organization that is focused merely on their economic responsibilities. Well, he got his second term, right? So hopefully he's trying to be more vigilant, hopefully he's trying to do what's right, and I'm talking about Jerome Powell for the overall economy, but look, I mean, they never should have done what they did. I give Larry summer's credit. Now, Larry summers is not exactly one to come out and criticize many Democrat administrations, considering he worked for two of them. Former treasury secretary under Clinton, former head of the national economic council, under Obama. So Larry summers actually, and he was ripped apart by his party, warned of exactly this. He said, look guys, you know what? You're printing too much money and it's going to come back to haunt you and chances are you're going to overreact as you try to rein in inflation and that will 85% chance for sure we get a recession. Here and into next, I think you're going to see more downside in the market. It's logical, people don't have as much money. They're spending it all on food and energy
"larry s." Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"Pick up right here. We'll be right back folks more with Larry Taunton, very important conversation. Don't go away. Hey there folks, I'm talking to Larry Alex Taunton, Larry, you were just now making a larger point about how the left today, the Marxist left is trying to demonize good people and really doesn't seem to care about those people. They talk a lot about caring about people. And the fact of the matter is, when you look at it, it's kind of like what we saw with the stalinists, they talk a good game, but they are liars. They are, they are really satanic liars. In fact, muggeridge said, he never knew anyone who lied better than Walter duranty. Walter duranty of The New York Times was a genius in terms of lying. And by the way, I don't know if you knew this, but this is crazy, folks. The man who was a propagandist, working for The New York Times, a propagandist for Stalin. And for the murder of millions, was himself a satanist, like an actual satanist. I spent a lot of time with Alistair. I spent a lot of time with Alistair Crowley, John York. We'll talk about that later in the program if we get him back. But, you know, suddenly you think, well, that makes sense. Yeah, well, you know, now, unfortunately, it's not a Walter duranty. It's entire newsrooms filled with Walter duranty types. Who are pushing the narrative and smear, you've been smeared. I was thinking, how many times, particularly with the Bond hoffer and as you know, my book, the faith of Christopher Hitchens, same thing, we both have been targets of media hits, where I will bet you were just like I was your first time around. I was naive enough to think. Once I get a fair hearing and I'm able to state the truth, they'll go, oh, okay, well, we misread this. We didn't know that. And along the way, you're encountering journalists who off camera are saying to you, I know you didn't say it, but I'm going to try to destroy you anyway. These are the types that we're dealing with anymore. We're truth is made slave to a political agenda. They don't care about truth. That's the startling thing and all of this. Well, and it's important to understand that it makes ideological sense. There are people who believe in truth and love and justice. And there are other people who don't. And it's not that they don't want to. They just don't. And so they go with the next best thing. Power. How can I get what I want? While I am here, like a bug on the planet and then one day I'll be crushed and there's nothing after that. And tell me what to say. Tell me what black square to post where tell me what rainbow flag to post where tell me what to do. Tell me what I need to do to go along to get along because I don't really believe in anything and I just, I just want to be tolerant or I want people to tolerate me. When you see it in the film, mister Jones, how people are willing to look the other way. People are willing to do what's necessary. But the indictment of journalists. That is the darkest part of the film because the character played by Vanessa Kirby. She's kind of pro communist in the beginning. And then she sees what is happening. And you realize we all have to look in the mirror. We all have to ask ourselves ultimately, is there such a thing as truth? What is truth? And in the film, you see some people wake up, some people don't want to wake up. But I think today Larry, I was thinking about journalists today, do they understand that they have a sacred duty to tell the truth and in order to tell the truth, you have to believe there is such a thing, many of them don't. They don't care. I am only talking so much because I know we get to talk to Larry for ten more minutes. Larry don't go away. We're going to drag you into our two folks. If you don't get our two, go to metaxas talk dot com live streaming 24/7, you can listen to this program metaxas talk dot com we'll be right back..
"larry s." Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"It's kind of funny Larry that it sort of what we went through in 1968 with the students at places like Columbia University. They're just they're young, they're spoiled. They're crazy. And the problem is adults kind of let them get away with it. They're like, well, they have something to teach us. I'm not sure what they have to teach us. They seem not to be able to get the facts straight. Yes. I agree with the whole heartedly and unfortunately many of our young people today they're a victim of bad education. Of public schools and elsewhere that aren't really telling them the truth, the real narrative of the story of this country. And how this is a country that has a sinful past. There's no question as every country in the world does, but because of the incredible Christian influence in this country, it's also a country that has a wonderful redemption story. Russia has never dealt with its genocide. The Germans have never effectively dealt with their genocide. The Koreans, the Chinese, do not deal with their genocide. The United States not only fought a war to end slavery and to extend freedom to disenfranchise peoples. But they also endeavor to deal with the sin to repent of it and to move on from it. And just as we as individuals, that's how we are able to continue going because we believe grace of God and will we make mistakes, we repent of our sanity we move forward. It's also true of us as a people. Corporately that we see these things. And the United States has done it repeatedly. Always.
"larry s." Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"I agree with you totally Eric. One of the positive things that I believe so that we don't utterly depress those who are listening to us. But theory that's been bandied about that I think there's some real credence to is that parents are pushing back and that the pandemic has ironically contributed to that. And it is for this reason because dad by and large have been kind of a blissfully unaware of what's going on with their children. But then suddenly their children were at home and dads were at home and dad's working in their office. We're hearing what junior was being taught on video. And they that's why you're seeing so many of these parents in these school board meetings who are protesting its fathers who are leading this revolution. And I think that's a wonderful thing because they're now becoming aware of not new nonsense. This is what's been going on for decades in school. And listen, we have to be clear. This is definitely going on in public schools, but in a lot of so called Christian schools, the teachers are themselves dumb enough not to understand some of this stuff. So many of them are going along with this. Years ago in the school where my daughter was, they were I'll just never forget this. This is when you just think this can't be. They were, I think they were singing John Lennon's imagine. Imagine there's no heaven. And I thought, this is like, are you kidding me? This isn't a Christian school. We're paying money to send our kid to a Christian school. And I just want to say, folks, this is happening everywhere. When the culture becomes corrupted, it just goes everywhere. And rather than just get mad, we have to get involved. We have to pay attention to what our kids are learning or unlearning. And we have to write letters and we have to get on the phone and we have to tell educators. No, you're not going to sing John Lennon's imagine. Don't make me come down there. But by being involved, you're quite right. This is good news, families, parents are getting involved and seeing what's going on in their kids lives, and this can only be a good thing. So you're right. That is very good news, and it is happening. It's happening, I think, in a fairly big way. And that's exciting to see. Homeschooling is booming. I think you're seeing greater efforts and ghouls to make them Christian Christian ish. And I see some very good things coming out of this, but we need a lot more of it. I do think that the scripture says the Romans 8 28 all things work together for good. All things work together for good for those that love the lord and are called according to his purposes. And as a Christian, I believe that I know that that's true. So that even the horrors attending COVID and all this, it's led to many good things. I think there are many people that they've left their dead useless churches and they're finding other churches. I think that there are many people saying, you know what? I'm going to homeschool my kids. You and I spend time with Sam sorbo, downing, Birmingham at when you hosted that wonderful conference. And Sam sorbo was talking about how many people have woken up during this season, this COVID season to the idea that whatever their kids are getting ain't any good and they're going to teach them themselves. So I do think some wonderful things are happening. Folks, I'm talking to Larry Alex Taunton. You can find him at Larry Alex, and did I say that? Taunton. Larry Alex Taunton dot com or at the fixed point. The northeast that earth defects. Larry Alex Taunton.
"larry s." Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"Be right back with Larry Taunton. I don't know why you are brave enough you got to wait. Hey folks, I've got to tell you a secret about relief factor that the father son owners Pete and Seth. Talbott have never made a big deal about, but I think it is a big deal. I really do. They sell the three week quick start pack for just 1995 to anyone struggling from pain like neck shoulder back, hip or knee pain, 1995, about a dollar a day. But what they haven't broadcasted much is that every time they sell a three week quick start, they lose money. In fact, they don't even break even until about four to 5 months after if you keep ordering it. Friends, that's huge. People don't keep ordering relief factor month after month if it doesn't work. So yes, Pete and Seth are literally on a mission to help as many people as possible deal with their pain. They really do put their money where their mouths are. 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The very fact that we have to discuss this is itself sickening because it should everybody should know the easy answer to that. But some people seem not to. So let's start with the more depressing one. Actually, you know what? I can't decide which is more depressing. I have to joke, but this is some tough stuff. Let's talk about what happened at the capitol and what you have to say about that. Yeah, you know, just a couple of days, Eric after the events of January 6th, 2021. I was contacted by a couple who had been there at the Trump rally and they wanted to tell me their stories. So I met them in a local that is to say Birmingham, Alabama coffee shop. And listen to their story. And I found their story to be quite credible and that has been published on my website at Larry Alex hawton dot com, but the story that they told is the one that's very, very different from what you're hearing from major media outlets. I mean, surprise, right? We're shocked to discover that. But the story that they told is of a full gathering that there was no encouragement of in violence that they saw that there was no encouragement to storm the capitol. And rather they told the story of people who were their prayerfully who were singing songs. They believed and you can dismiss them. If you wish, but they believe that their own crowd had been infiltrated by people who were held bent on causing trouble in blaming it on Trump supporters. It's a very compelling story. Larry, what you just said is something that I've heard from others about what happened that day. There's a guy named Nick Cersei made a film called capital punishment, which I recommend. Where he interviews a bunch of people who were there. He was himself there, who reports something similar. And look, let's be honest there is zero question that antifa infiltrated those crowds. The question is the details. How many in antifa? What did they do? What didn't they do? Who else infiltrated? Anybody who's paid any attention, understands that whatever narrative we've been getting is a lie and it's an offense in the United States of America to be subjected to lies about something this important. So I'm not surprised that that's what your friend saw. Yes. I agree with you wholeheartedly. I mean, first of all, let's just deal with the fact that Democrats have turned this into a kangaroo court that they have put people into prison, thrown away the key. On fraudulent trumped up evidence. While they've done absolutely nothing about Portland, Wisconsin, Chicago, any number of cities all across the United States, where there's no question about who was perpetrating the violence and what was taking place. So for me, listening to this couple, I found it very powerful because these are people I've known for many years. And they're hardworking good citizens. Who love their country and who simply wanted to attend a rally with like minded people where they celebrated this country. And offered a lawful protest to what they believe was a stolen election. Yeah. And the reason they believe was a stolen election was because it was probably a stolen election and not to protest something like that. Not to ask the government to deal with it, is unconscionable. So these were the handful of people in the country who were doing the right thing and they're being smacked down. How do you deal with it as a Christian and as an American? Because this kind of injustice makes my blood boil. It grieves me so deeply that I hardly know how to make sense of it. Well, I think the way they were trying to deal with it is the way Christians deal with it. And that is to say that there was lawful protest. It was peaceful protest. It was a celebration of this country. And listen, I say that slightly tongue in cheek, but only slightly. The Second Amendment among conservatives is a cherished amendment that is the right to bear arms. And it is because they believe all the other amendments hinge on one. And I think of a bunch of conservatives have wanted to storm the capitol. I think they'd have done it very differently. Well, isn't that obvious, Larry? I mean, this is what I find ridiculous. I mean, if you want an insurrection, there would have been nothing easier than to have an insurrection. There was none. I mean, it's rather obvious that a handful of people could have pulled that off. They didn't, because no one had planned to do anything like that. So the idea that there was this big scary thing that happened, nothing happened. Ashley babbitt was killed by a pathetic excuse for a police officer who didn't know how to handle his gun or how to handle the pressure of the situation. That's what happened. Yes. Well, interestingly enough, this couple and they were on the front steps. I asked them if they had heard gunshots. And they said they didn't, that it was their son at home with texted them. And told them that someone because they said outside, if this was a some kind of planned insurrection, he said, the crowd wasn't done on it. They didn't know anything about it. They work involved in that. And at that particular time, they decided to leave because they sensed something was going wrong. And they were already under the impression that antifa BLM someone FBI Democrat operatives had already infants or traded their crowd and they had become aware that there would probably be some kind of attempt to blame them for what's happening. It's extraordinary. I just want to say as a Christian, we've got to keep our eyes on God because this is tough stuff to have to deal with this in America. You expect this in other countries potentially. But certainly not in this country. If people want to read your article and I hope they do, they should go to Larry Alex Taunton dot com and they can follow me. Yeah,.
"larry s." Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"Every article I write gets gets housed there. Every interview this one will eventually be posted there. So you can find me right there. This is really important, folks. We need to understand what we're talking about. And what Larry's talking about in this article called David French, the principal conservative published in the spectator. It's a biblical issue. And here's the issue. Many Christians, particularly evangelicals, they're so focused on scripture, they think that they take this little proof text. And they say, it says you're not supposed to lie. Well, who cares what that says? What about what the whole council of scripture says? If any part of scripture, in any way, contradicts the rest of scripture, you need to get the context. So there have been times barnhall for looked deeply into this. He wrote a book called ethics. And I write about this in my book on Bon hoffer. He says, if a teacher says to an 11 year old girl in his class, hey, your father is a bum in a drunkard, isn't he or offer says in that context that girl does not owe the teacher or the listening class the truth. This is a little bit more complicated. And if you're not prepared to really think biblically in the power and the wisdom of the Holy Spirit, be careful because the enemy wants to use scripture against God. He did it when he quoted scripture in the wilderness to Jesus. So I just want to challenge my fellow Christians and conservatives. Be careful because people's real lives are at stake, whether it's the Jew that's being hunted by the Gestapo, whether it's somebody like Sasha, suffering in a Ukrainian orphanage or whether it's the innumerable Americans and people around the world who are suffering horribly because Biden is ostensibly the president of the United States. Be careful. Let's use a real example Eric. For example, French, again, David French, a writer formerly of national review, and now with the dispatch, here's a guy who postures as a conservative Christian who's who's arguments in his articles are rooted in scripture. This is the claim. He of stated very clearly that he hoped Biden would win the election. And then recently, he wrote an article to comfort Christians who are concerned about the very real possibility that the Hyde amendment, which prevents an additional 50,000 abortions a year that the Biden amendment is excuse me. The Hyde amendment is now imperiled. And so you're going so on the one hand, you have you have told the Gestapo that you have Jews in your basement. And now you're ringing your hands and saying to everyone, now listen, I know that this looks really grim and it looks bad because heading into the basement with their machine guns, but hey, God is sovereign. And this kind of stuff is simply outrageous. And I felt like it was necessary for someone to take it on. Well, you always do that. And that's why I'm just so proud of you and happy to call you friend. And people need to know you and your work, Larry Alex Taunton dot com. Check it out, folks. I also want to say, you know that I debated David French twice on the issue of Biden versus Trump. And it's not anything less than astonishing to somebody like me. The moral calculus that some people some people are willing to twist themselves into pretzels. And sometimes I think maybe because I was raised by working class European immigrants, who saw evil and they don't experience it occupied. They actually think about what will happen if sometimes you have to break a little rule to save a life. Jaywalking, for example, there are people that would say, I mean, there are people who would say that jaywalking is a rule. And clearly, according to Romans, you know, the authorities are establishing the rules of establishment. So if I have to run out on the street to save a Tod from being hit by a truck, I'm going to trust God sovereignty. I don't believe that God would ask me to break a rule to save a life. Folks, that's the kind of thinking that leads people to hell. Well, I'm heading to the chase by saying that we need to have the whole council of scripture. We need to have the wisdom and discernment of the Holy Spirit. And this kind of ferric thinking, which you've written about, Larry, in this article, we need to recognize destroying America. It's hurting the church. It's hurting human beings. It's serious. Let's bring Jesus into the conversation here on this very topic. You know, you mentioned the pharisees and there were those who you'll recall that they criticized Jesus. And I think it's John chapter 5 when he heals the man at the pool of Bethesda. And Jesus deliberately did it on a Sunday. He deliberately did it on the Sabbath. And to provoke this discussion with them. And they're ready to condemn him. You violated the Sabbath. You went and broke a rule and healed that guy. And Jesus is responses to effectively say to them so for the sake of this rule, you would have him wait an additional 24 hours or whatever. And I love how Jesus dealt with this very issue when he said the Sabbath was created for man, not man for the Sabbath. Again, the point isn't that you and I are moral relativists. We aren't. But your principles can become an object of worship when they become untethered from the God that they must be anchored to. We're going to have to leave it there. Larry, we praise God for you. Folks go to Larry Alex Taunton dot com. We will continue this conversation. The very same conversation with John Smurf, don't go away. Hey,.
"larry s." Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"Was just wonderful. Tell us about the substance of the article, the idea. Very important subject folks. Yes, the name of the article is David French, the principal conservative and many of the people who are watching who are listening may or may not know who David French is, but David French wrote for the now wrote for national review for many years now he's chief editor at the dispatch. And he seems to really specialize in criticizing Christians who might have had the nerve to vote for Donald Trump. And I want to be clear, that's going to Christian vote for Donald Trump. That makes no sense. That's crazy. Everybody knows Christians should vote for the pro abortion Biden. Don't everybody, everybody knows that. Before you get too far, in your article, you refer to something, man. I got hot under the collar. You referred to when you were adopting your beautiful daughter, Sasha from the Ukraine. If you don't mind, start with that, because this is I don't want to attack David French, okay? I know David French, but it's the idea he and others have taken what you are sort of ironically referring to as a principal stand. It doesn't strike me as a principal stand. It strikes me as something that wants to be a principle stand in that fails. Tell us just to start. What he said about your adoption of your wonderful daughter who just got married, God bless you. Let me be clear. He didn't personally criticize the adoption of my daughter, Sasha, rather, I was using that as an example of the same type of quote unquote principle conservative. When you're in the process of adopting such a little more than a decade, a go, every Ukrainian government's official that we dealt with Sasha had been abandoned at birth and raised in three different Ukrainian orphanages. Every Ukrainian government official who was involved in the process, we had to bribe, but for one, every single one of them. And when I wrote about this in my book, the grace effect, which you wrote a lovely endorsement for, by the way, there were a number of Christians who said, Larry, I can't believe that you paid bribes. I mean, I would never do that. I mean, if that's what it took to a dog, I would never do that. And I thought, you know, what a monstrous pride that says such a thing. I mean, basically, they were saying that for the sake of their principles, they would deny Sasha a home. Their principles were more important than she was. And the point that I'm simply making in that is I was comparing that in my article about David French to the unborn. Because David French said that he hoped Biden won the election. He wanted to see Biden win the election because he found Donald Trump to be somebody who had no character. He believed that Donald Trump was somebody who he just simply could not abide the thought of Donald Trump winning. And he preferred a person like Joe Biden. Now, to me, this is absolutely astonishing. That anyone who would even make the pretense of being a conservative, much less, a principled Christian conservative, I find it very troubling. But the other thing that I found troubling about this Eric is the fact that French uses scripture to back a positions of this kind. And in so doing, he kind of, you know, he hearkens back to the theocratic days of ancient Israel. And I thought now listen if you're going to make that kind of argument that Donald Trump has to live up to the standards of ancient Israel, theocratic Israel, then how in the world, David French, can you find yourself wanting to see somebody like Joe Biden or one of his favorites, Mitt Romney? You know, who it makes, you know, it was a Mormon. And definitely would not fall under the standards of a king of Israel. These kinds of things. And I've just found to be very dubious arguments, and I have noticed many Christians who have felt very strongly about what French has said, positively or negatively, but those on the negative side who felt like they're ill equipped. Really to fight back. So I thought, I'll do it for you. Okay, let me be clear, to me, it's tragic comedy that my Bonn offer book is selling better than any of my other books because the parallels have become so dramatic it's sick. When you talk about this, we call it virtue signaling today, right? Yeah. Evangelicals have been really criticized for only focusing on themselves. A very selfish view of the gospel that talks about my Salvation, my sensation. My relationship with Jesus and everybody else can go to hell, literally your figuratively. So if you go to the home of a Christian of that ill in Germany and say, are you hiding a Jew in the basement? Do you have any information about Jews? Rather than lie and preserve the life of a human being made in God's image. They would burnish their own moral stature by saying, no, no, no, I don't believe in lying. Go take the Jew kill that you murder the Jew, murder juice family. In other words, it's not the gospel. You are required by God to lie in a case like that, because morally speaking, not lying, is infinitely worse than lying. It doesn't even become a lie. Do you owe the Gestapo the truth about this bun off of rights about this in his ethics book? And this is the issue when somebody says, you know what? Your daughter, Sasha, let her rot in the Ukrainian orphanage. God will take care of her. You have to be clean. Don't ever bribe anybody. Don't ever give money to somebody to get her out to bring her to America so she can have a better life. It makes absolutely no sense. And I just want to be clear folks. This is theological error. We're not coming after David French per se. This is theological error. And if you make a theological error, unfortunately, you're playing into the hands of the devil, who likes to see people rot in orphanages who likes to see an economy in a country like America ruined by somebody like Joe Biden because he happens not to be Donald Trump. We have to be real clear Larry. It's not about David French. You're using him as an example. Unfortunately, he plays. Exactly. Perfectly. But there are many Christians who have this attitude and I salute you my friend for clarifying this in our two today, I'm going to be talking to John smirk about your article because it is.
"larry s." Discussed on The Tony Kornheiser Show
"They have to figure out how they can run the ball. They get running back healthy which may not be the next year. So i think it's gonna be a long year for them especially when their weapons on the outside. Hollywood brown sammy. Watkins haven't shown me over the course of their career. They can stay healthy for ninety percent of the game so he's going to have to do a lot of this with him. A porous offensive line and mark andrew. Mark andrews is great. But he's not. You know the second coming of ozzie. newsome okay. Like he's a good tied him but he's not going to be to carrying off like a chelsea so i lamar's me for a long year. I completely agree with that. My other quarterback issue is when the trade was made. Jared goff for matthew stafford. I said to wilbon. He's stafford's going to be the mvp and they're going to go to the super bowl and we'll of course because he has a house in arizona has decided that the cardinals will go to the super bowl. And i'm an idiot that the rams can't beat the cardinals now. Both teams were very impressive the other day. But where are you on my issue that that stafford could be the mvp and they could go to the super bowl particularly with the guy. Like sean mcvay. Another great play caller to stafford Has auto talented dude. I think i wanna see this. Here's the question that. I don't think anyone is ready or should be ready to answer. After one week is matthew stafford. A good player. That was stuck in bad situations. Excuse me a great player was stuck in bad situations in detroit or is he is now player that is going to be magnified when he gets to La and willie steele play that kind of mediocre level. A lot of people think he's great and if he's great tony the way. He showed the other night against the bears. He's great the way that a lot of people think he is. Then yeah he can be the mvp in the rams will be one of the three or four teams to beat in the entirely. I need to see a little bit more. I need to see matthew stafford when they can't run the football when everybody knows he's gonna throw it forty times that game against the competition. I wanna see him in when the expectations before the game start. Are you have to be in win against brady rodgers. Mahomes josh allen ben rothlisberger. I wanna see him in that situation because he told us his words not mine. I wanna play in big games. I wanna play meaningful games. Well guess what matthew staff pursue. I wanna see you playing those games. So all the talent there. Tony wouldn't be surprised if he is. Vp but. let's see him some bigger games. Not against andy dalton and nothing against any dog. But andy dalton is not putting shopping right. That's one hundred percent right. I'll get you out of here on this and it is probably way too early to tell on this That whether or not urban meyer will be successful in the nfl. But in your experience. I would think that you'd look at a lot of college. Coaches and very few very few are successful in the nfl and those that are often have an nfl back anyway. The college coaches is not success. Be interested in your opinion. Well i think that that first of all. I don't think the talent level in on college anywhere near in the pros and you can go out and recruit exactly who you want and you know you're going to win eight to nine games a year in a twelve game schedule of the town that you have and i think that also when you get to the pros the players are not afraid of you. They're not that they'll take away their scholarship. They don't allow you to be a dictator anymore and a lot of guys come in and they're not used to it. They don't understand that then. Some people are like pete carroll because he had a pro background you know before he went to college and then came back to the pros. What are your thoughts. And it's too early to make value judgment on urban meyer. But what are your thoughts on college coaches and their ability to win in the nfl coaches in general where they come from college high school..
"larry s." Discussed on The Tony Kornheiser Show
"You know i. I remember when i used to work with the espn. When i used to have to park your car I any bruschi about one time about just new england. And and what they're like and he says he's sitting ballot check just uses those first four games experiments. He's like that's why back in the day. They used to lose a game that surprise people early. Because he's really just trying to find out what combinations work what plays work etcetera so that loss. I think You know obviously you'd rather win early. It's it's not the worst loss. Okay what else. I'm gonna take indie plus the four war the last memory. Everyone obviously has is the rams sitting up some big points against the bears india at home plus the four They're a team. that obviously was. There's a reasonable amount expected of them just because they had a good defense lesser good offensive line played. Well looks like jonathan. Taylor is gonna be a pretty good force for them I just like this at home. Plus the four against A rams team which is obviously very good but we'll be on the road and and You know again when when you bet these things you just look for where there's inflation and the line and i think this line should be probably under three versus floor. Well indianapolis lost. They got beat. I think they got beat. Pretty well by seattle and the rams la great stafford look great. He did don't you think. Yeah i mean yes again. This is one of those things where you're you're betting and number. You're you have to look for opportunities to find value in these things. And and you know like i said you're betting a number i'm gonna i'm gonna take carolina plus the three and a half against new orleans I do think this is a situation where you know. We've identified that that New orleans came in a little bit underrated the season. Now all of a sudden they're three and a half point favorites against carolina on the road. Just you know simply betting on last week Having been a little bit of Of a flute just from a number standpoint that makes them a little bit overrated and gives us some value Here on carolina. They've also got six people out six coaches out with kovin. And i know that you know and maybe that doesn't hurt you. That much in practice. I don't know but in the game they're not going to be there. These are six offensive coaches. Who are not going to be there. I think that has to have some plate as it not hard to know. It's hard to you know how much value there isn't something like that but certain cer- certainly you'd rather have them there than not there so But again playing that number. I think it's a little bit a little bit inflated. Have one more for us. Yeah we'll take one more. We'll take atlanta plus the twelve. Oh against tampa bay. Yeah i again. It's we'll atlanta. Was a team that people went into this season. Thinking could be sort of You know a surprise. Bounceback team Offensively everyone thought they'd be pretty good obviously put up a real stinker last week. They were terrible. Terrible yeah tampa. Everyone is now annoyed. As as this year's you know repeat super bowl winner but twelve points and nfl game and week to just. It's it's a lot so i'll have to take land of their..
"larry s." Discussed on Dead America
"We must challenge what we already understand the way we do. That is through conversation. Sometimes we have conversations with others however some of the fest conversations happen with ourselves reach out in challenger so let's dive and learn something right now today. Our guest is larry jordan johnson. We are going to talk about a very iconic brand. Name polka pola. Larry could you please introduce yourself and let people know just a little bit about you and what you do well right now. I'm i'm a writer author. I guess we've written a few books about coca cola but My background is is totally media As a youngster was brought up in a weekly newspaper went from there into radio news and Daily newspaper news and tv news. And so i. I guess i you know what i'm what they call an old news doggy. You know i i. I liked to write about things that have happened. I liked to write about history and become fascinated by the people it had been involved in are still involved is a world of coca cola. We're not talking about it. ladda at. We're not talking about corporate coco and we're talking about these families all over the united states that the thought gee you know. That's that's a pretty interesting product. Maybe we should get involved and generations later. They sure are glad they did. Well i'll tell you. Media is one heck of a thing to be in and it can lead you in all sorts of directions. It so happened to lead you in the direction of uncertainty facing new things about coca cola. That a lot of forgot about. What got you into coca-cola. Why did i do this. Yeah why did i drew is. Yeah 'cause i'm not. I am not one of these average coca cola collectors and and gosh knows they've bought a lot of my books And i enjoy the beverage within limits. You know. I don't have to have one every day like some people what happened was i was doing some freelance writing and i had learned about the city of vicksburg mississippi or coca cola was first bottle. Not atlanta vicksburg mississippi. It was i put in a ball. And there's a little I guess you'd call museum a restored Soda fountain Type place there. That's a museum and and that's where it was first done. And i also realize that not too far away about sixty seventy miles. There was also another cocoa museum That was actually represented the family that did this. And that's in monroe louisiana. So i thought. Now there's a good travel feature to interesting coca-cola Pieces of history within easy driving of each other. So i said all commit to do a freelance travel story. Well by the time. I got to the second one i had learned enough about coca cola history and was fortunate enough to meet some of the people some of the families that i realize this is much more than a little story. This is certainly a book. It's all over the country. The these these are great stories and in talking to the families of original coca cola bottlers. They said you know ever done this before. It's always been about coca cola and atlanta you know corporate operation so i got so much support from the families that really created coca cola and i set out to do the journey and i called it the coca cola trail. Because that's where we went was down a trail the plane all kinds of new and exciting places. You know Memorial day weekend is kinda traditionally the kickoff to picnics and summer cooking and that sort of thing and it really is interesting because it was a summer picnic that was sort of the and this should show To put coca cola bottle you say why well jobe darn. He had a little soda shop and he had a candy business..
"larry s." Discussed on Dead America
"One of my favorite things to do is explore history when we can explore history that were all tied to in some way it makes it exciting. Our next guest larry jorgensen. He wrote a unique set of books and he takes us down a historical path..
"larry s." Discussed on Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!
"This week the white house extended blank moratoriums for an additional two months eviction on tuesday. More evacuations were ordered as the dixie fire in blank continued to grow in california. Is this week. A canadian woman complained after the blank she ordered on amazon turned out to be a used. One god kitty litter box. No a funeral urn. I know after stepping away to focus on her mental health gymnast blank return to the olympics and won bronze on the balance piece. Shimon by us on wednesday. Cvs pharmacy announced it was raising. Its minimum wage blank fifteen dollars last week. The cleveland baseball team announced with much fanfare. That their new name would be the cleveland guardians and this week. They discovered blank backed a the guardians. Were the name of a white supremacist. Paramilitary group during reconstruction jus-. Can i do this one. justice payback. Yeah a male roller derby team. Yes alonzo's running but sadly we're not it's true. The other cleveland guardians which have existed for years are a roller derby team. They've been around. They already have a copyright in the name the own. The cleveland guardians dot com domain name. So that's right. The baseball team spent years deciding on a new name. They focus group. Did they create an announcement video. They hired tom. Hanks to narrated but to google the phrase cleveland guardians. Who's got the time bill. How did mode doing herkus belt. Six right twelve or points with fourteen. He's in the league all right and how many right does also have to get to win her first. Show with this onstage. Six to win all right. They'll say fan. How can you feel the tension fill in the blank sunday. The senate unveiled the finalized version of the one trillion dollar blank. Bill spending no infrastructure on tuesday. The white house announced plans to vaccinate blanks that are held at border facilities humans. Yeah humans migrants this week. School districts in florida went against their governor by announcing they would have blank mandates mass. Yes on thursday. Officials in mexico filed suit against blank makers in the us over arms trafficking gun gun makers gotten this week of german contractor. Wasn't paid for the building. Constructed blanked sausage. No he tore it down. A new poll released. Thursday showed the governor of blank losing his recall. Vote by double digits. California right on tuesday forbes. Officially named popstar blank billionaire this week nelson revealed that the international space station underwent a emergency at the exact moment the engineer monitoring it blank no on a break last week the iss suddenly spun around came to a stop upside down which would be a huge deal if it were the international earth station. The whole thing happened at the exact moment. The engineer monitoring it asked co worker to watch his station for minute. Which definitely makes it seem like. He knew what was going to happen because he went outside to smoke. He's like hey. Can you watch my station at exactly. Eleven thirty four am. I think i'm going to really have go to the bathroom then. Bill did doll say. Do well enough to win. Five or ten more close slows thirteen. But mo- is the champion is. Oh my goodness wait. Wait don't tell me of npr. Wbz chicago in association with urgent haircut. Productions doug berman benevolent. Overlord philip kotecha lyrics are house managers. Janika dona our social media superstars. Amateur febru- is beth novi. Bj liederman composer theme programs produced by jennifer mills. Miles boss and lillian. King are doctor. Gwen medicine woman ins peter. Gwynne technical direction lorna white or cfo's colin miller production manager is robert newhouse our senior producers in chill in the executive producer of wait. Don't tell me is. Mike danforth now panel. What will be the best present. That barack obama ends up getting for his birthday alonzo. Boden barack obama will get to play golf at a trump golf course. Trump will see a bigger crowd eighteen times. Don't say slow gives barack obama of formal apology for obstructing everything and a five dollars. Subway gift rocco. Michelle will agree to write volume two barracks memoir since after all. She sells more books video. That happens we'll ask you about wrong. Wait wait don't tell thank you. Bill kurtis thanks lonzo morocco. Don't say stop listening at home. Thanks to the improved. Demand senator and everybody at eight y. Y here thanks to our fabulous audience. That came out. Join us as we the world. It's so everybody at home on peter sagan and we will
"larry s." Discussed on Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!
"In one thousand nine hundred eighteen. An author named howard garris published. A children's book called curly and floppy twisty tail. The funny piggy boys as you which one of these is an actual chapter in curly twisty tales adventures a curly drops. His ice cream cone the curly and floppy have feelings they don't understand rather see curly gets vaccinated nineteen eighteen. Think i'm going to have to go with a with a currently drops. beam come. No he held compound. He did get vaccinated. Curly finds out. We can't go to school unless he's vaccinated. We get vaccinated without making a whole big deal about love. Curly next question. The most important curly to us anyway. Of course curly fries. It turns out the inventors of curly fries did not call them curly fries. What did they initially call them. A savory loops be potato tornadoes. Or see sir edmund circular. Eat them ups. Ooh i'm going to have to go with. Potato tornado had tito tornadoes. It does it does rhyme. it has that. So what's your final answer. I guess option. A 'cause i can't remember them yes. It was savory loops and that's correct go okay. Here's your last question. Get this right and you'll win. The founder of kinkos maimed his store that because he had been nicknamed kinko due to his curly hair. He said he thought it was a better name for store then. His other nickname. What was it a aired jordan. Be timmy or see. We'll say see hugo that is correct and we're all very glad that he did not do that. What you're going to do to our go down to pupils runoff some copies. No that idea bill. How did larry crasner doing our quiz two out of three. And you have won. This contact larry district attorney in philadelphia. A doctor series would follow his first term in office billy. Va is now available to stream on topic apple amazon. Come up joining wait wait. Don't tell them and just a minute. We take a look at the.
"larry s." Discussed on Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!
"Praising her fellow athletes at a competition this week every one ripped that was thirteen year. Old skateboarders sky brown one of the youngest people ever to win a what a medal at the olympics olympic medal. That is correct. He's a fabulous story. The skateboarding competition. Everybody expected this olympics would be a disaster with empty stadiums and unhappy locals in the weird facts. They keep calling it the twenty twenty olympics even though it is clearly twenty twenty one but the international olympic committee said you know people have good association with twenty twenty. Let's keep it but turns out. It ended up great there were amazing performances and inspiring comebacks and amazing shows of sportsmanship. The high jump champions agreed to share the goal to runners fell and helped each other up even the beloved. Us women's national soccer team graciously allowed a smaller more needy country to win the gold medal. I love that you brought up skateboarding to one i think. The skateboarders are used to not having a crowd because they were always like delinquent like an empty swimming pool in the backyard and the other interesting facts skateboarding in the olympics. Along with snowboarding the only two sports. They don't dare drug testing right. We already know. Go ahead have fun. Although it was stairs as we said that there were thirteen year olds one of them was drug tested and tested positive for formula. I'm waiting for same sex diving. That's sort of favorite event. They have that they do. I'm we i'm sorry. I thought you were hoping that would come in the future. But of course they do have it now. Yes same sex diving this they are. They're very monogamist like swans. Same-sex divers aka synchronized say never died with anyone else. It's true really. They dive for life. I know a few few olympics. I remember them talking about two of them. They were like sean. And carlos have been diving together for twenty years twelve years ago. Carlos went back to his native cuba. Sean waited for him to return before they die again. Oh my that is what i love. I love the announcers of things like that. Like when you have something like synchronized diving 'cause they get so excited. And i know it's because you only work one day every four years right. That's there is no synchronized diving in between the so this this is your chance and we watched the whole thing but let's be honest about diving. Did you splash or did you not splashes the only thing we all right rebecca rebecca. Here's your next quote defending himself from allegations of sexual harassment. I kiss people on the hand. I do embrace people i do. Hug people men and women. I do on occasion. Say chow bella on occasion. I do slim sweetheart or darling or honey again. That was somebody defending himself. He is as far as we know. Still the governor of new york who is it would be. Yes that was his defense which you heard from bill. What would his confession be. Hey you guys missed a few that that that pre video that kiss montage. It was like the world's worst remake of cinema paradiso off one of the things that governor cuomo did in his defense as he put out this weird like slide show of other politicians kissing or hugging people including president obama and bush embracing people of course they were hugging people to comfort them after disasters. What was the disaster. They had just met andrew. Cuomo if it's good or bad that the only thing that happens on both sides of the aisle is sexual harassment. I mean at what point do you get someone on your staff whose job it is. Don't do that just just. That's their only job. When today he can get it the handler. I can do it because i used to do. Bilingual customer service. Did you really. Yes i tell people in english and spanish that i could not turn your lights back on that. We are not coming to pick up your trash. I have a strong sir within me. So you would be andrew. Cuomo's customer service person. No no no no. No as soon as he hit went and he will stop. That was a good one assigns. It's just a very very just from the bottom of just like black woman..
"larry s." Discussed on Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!
"On wait wait. Don't tell me back calling from philadelphia. Pennsylvania really are you really from philadelphia or are you just sucking up. I'm really from philadelphia. I'm about a mile from me. Man center right now or really. What are you hearing fillon. I just moved here for grad school. I'm gonna go back to school social work a while. You just moved to philadelphia. And i asked this without drawing your attention to the thousand philadelphians. We're listening what you think of philadelphia though bed or you are low. Rebecca thanks for calling in welcome to the show. Let me introduce you to our panel. This special week i up. You know her as a correspondent on the daily show with trevor noah and as honeybee on the great north on fox. It's dull say. Slow the author of obituaries. Great lives worth reliving. Who is starring this fall off broadway in the new douglas. Carter beane play fairy cakes. Raka rebecca and finally a comedian you can see for yourself in lincoln nebraska august twenty first at the zoo bar. It's alonzo boating. Hello rebecca so rebecca. Welcome to the show. You're gonna play. Who's bill this time. Of course bill kurtis. Right here. wive in front of an audience is going to recreate with his amazing abilities of mimicry. Three voices from the week's news your job correctly. Identify explained to of them do that. You will win our prize prizes. Ready to fly by excited. Your i quote with someone..
"larry s." Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"Will even of the schools be we as they so they will read the other cheek. And don't larry just a couple of minutes left with you. You and i are colleagues on salem. Radio were both doing a fundraiser. For food for the poor. Before i remind people to give to your campaign which i hope they will Tell us a little bit about food for the poor because honestly this is a huge thing that we do every few months. What is your experience with them. They're a great organization. The money gets down to the intended. Beneficiary in percentage is far higher than the average charity. I've gone down to one amount of food for the poor. I've actually seen on hill. The longtime executive director inaction is a great organization. We've raised millions of dollars through salem. Four food for the poor They primarily a assist countries like haiti and like raul malo. Haiti is the poorest countries. You know in the western hemisphere the haitian lives on less than a dollar a day. And so we've been saving lives making people not late saving lives and giving people food. We're also been helping the become far more self sufficient helping farmers become far more far more effective to grow more things. And so it's an organization that i really really really loved so you can throw something in the tip jar for food for the poor. That would be absolutely great. Well i tell people go to my website. The radio website metaxas talk dot com taxes. Talk dot com. And you'll see the banner there and if you have anything leftover you wanna go to elect elder dot com larry. I'm serious if you're not elected governor of california. It's lights out it's game over. Caitlyn jenner and john cox. Whatever the they're not you. I would say anybody but gavin newsom but honestly i know you when you said. You're throwing the hat in the ring. This is a very big deal. People need to get behind you. So i'm sure anybody who can go to elder dot com or folks. Tell your friends online to give anything. Give a few bucks because this is for everything. I don't think there is a state in the union that is on the edge of the cliff. The way california is larry. I mean it's it's a sign of health that people have decided recall gavin newsom. Is it not. That's pretty dramatic. I think so. It's a state that has super majorities in the lower chamber the assembly and a super majority of democrats in the upper chamber. The senate. This man can get toppled. It gives whole for all the other states around the country that something can be done about crime about homelessness about the outrageous cost of living in about the way. This man completely ignored science and slapdown this date in a in a way more severe than any other governors while ignoring the very mandates. Himself people are had it. They're fed up. And i think it sends a message around the country gavin. Newsom did say something agreed with. He said if i get toppled it'll be a message to the democrat party. Let's send that message to the democratic party that we've had elder dot com well. But isn't it true though i mean. I think that things had to get this bad for a state even like california to say. This is no longer working. It's kind of funny for a while. People always joke about california. But we're we're at a point now where people's lives are being destroyed. Businesses are being destroyed. Obviously tons of people are leaving the state of california. It's going to be in free fall and they're going to be looking to the federal government to bail them out. I i think that apart from you leading that state. I don't see that it's going to end. Well you know. Our energy and infrastructure has not been significantly attitude since one thousand nine hundred seventy s when the state population would fifty percent. What it is. That's why we're having water shortages enrolling brown outs and we ought not be having that in a state. That's right next to the pacific ocean with all these brainiacs silicon valley we should be able to innovate ourselves out at any problem that we haven't I wanna story that kind of hope and optimism to california. Well just want to say thank you. Thank you for stepping up. Our country needs folks like you to step up sacrificial easy to do what is right.
"larry s." Discussed on WGN Radio
"To that end it all somehow builds toward a whole Larry S. moment of reconciliation involving an unexpected new ice cream product is just one of the many little miracles in this Christmas movie that takes a round about way of celebrating the season's possibilities of renewal and rebirth and it gets better every time Carol Todd Haynes Carol yeah man I totally forgot that that's okay it is Christmas it's a Christmas movie in coming in at number eight of course is Die Hard Hey I need you know we were mentions Die Hard two Die Hard two takes place on Christmas I love Die Hard two I love it I actually like it more in the first one yeah and I and I did what I I every time I watch it I get so mad when John Amos does the he'll turn like when you find out he's a bad guy because he's so good in it Hey speaking to John Amos that to all in the family good times live in front of a studio audience was last night did you watch it I did not want because I don't have cable I have to when they put on Hulu because they'll they'll eventually did they did with the last one to yell put on I'm watching this I'm watching this is a on and then I have to watch massing or the two hour finale the mass singer was last night find out who the who the winner of the mask singers but yeah I mean Die Hard and die hards great at but you know there's just so so many are unbelievable action sequences in in in dire too I mean look I heard is awesome I heard one of the quintessential one of the greatest action movies ever made Hans book being me it's a Rolex but I really I I I I mean I love Die Hard two and it's got the unbelievably hilarious overhead shot when he checked himself out of the plane that exploded into the camera it's one of my favorite shots in action movie history only the way ready Harlan could have number seven bad Santa again I mention this one I can't stand that movie number six a Christmas story number seven the shop around a gun number five it's the shop around the corner which we mentioned a Christmas Carol A. K. A. Scrooge from nineteen fifty one that's the Alistair sim version I think that's most people's favorite lot of people and I think was it last year they showed that on G. N. TV I think so I think I I I believe that catch on indeed introduced it yeah and that's it that was the first time I'd seen it are you seriously last year yeah wow watch on TV and it was spectacular it's great yeah the ouster sim is sort of that's I think that's it if you were to take a poll of everybody's what their favorite version of Christmas Carol is I think it's that one is pretty quick quintessential yeah there are three miracle on thirty fourth.