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The Hunter Biden E-Mail Coverup Is the Clearest Evidence Yet of Media Corruption
"Im in houston texas about three hours away near the campus of a very very left wing. University of texas in austin is our friend. Katie mcfarland former deputy national security adviser. She's in the lone star state to talking forget. Her book is revolution trump washington. We the people all right. Kt there's a lot to cover today. You ready ready to buckle up. I'm reading all right story out. Hunter biden emails. They looked to be authentic Legit i guess for two million dollars you could have hunter biden moolah as people trying to unfreeze freeze libyan assets. This is very dangerous. The white house is for sale. We know that. Kim your take on that and then what other black males floating around around there. Yeah i'm not surprised at this story. I think a lotta people for a long time. If now that the biden inc was a pay to play scheme whether it was with ukraine weather was with russians whether it was you know chinese anybody. That was the way you got access to. Joe biden vice-president and probably way to get access to him as president is to pay the family to get married. Get something what has always upset me about. This is why the media crush the story so the new york post had. The story had a laptop have the emails and in trying to report it the rest of the media crush them in fact the social media twitter banned the new york post the oldest newspaper in the united states banned them for their having a story that was critical of joe biden during the presidential campaign so to me. It's a bigger problem than just corruption. The white house. It's it's corruption the media you know the watchdog. We're not watching. In fact they were actively working on the other
Under New Restrictive Abortion Law, Women Face Crisis Scenario in Texas
"Been less than a week. Since the country's most restrictive abortion law went into effect in texas and it's already having a devastating impact on women across the state. Abc's congressional correspondent. Rachel scott went to the lone star. State for report is this. I love my daughter more than anything in this world. We aziz loves being playing daughter. Mine my daughter is the best thing that ever happened to me. But she wasn't always ready for the smiles motherhood. I'm a very impatient person. But with my i'm not but these i keep thinking to. I chose to have this child. She's here because of me and she is my life. Mom is chasing the toddler and managing tantrums challenge. No matter how me realizes. She's far more qualified at twenty seven. She would have been as a college student. I had my first abortion at twenty. I wasn't trying to get pregnant. And i was using contraceptives. I definitely knew. I wasn't ready to be apparent. I wasn't emotionally ready. I wasn't financially ready at all. It was a that student living sharing a one bedroom with my best friend. A cat says that experience which was full of twists and turns solidified for her. That women needs to be in charge of their own healthcare. Now she feels that right is under attack from a new law. Abortion was already very hard to access in texas while now it's become so much harder. Texas is now home to one of the most restrictive abortion bans in the nation law. Sending shock waves across the country. Roe versus wade has not been formally overruled in any way but as a practical matter in the state of texas as of today it is not possible for most women to obtain an abortion beyond the six th week of pregnancy
"lone star state" Discussed on What A Day
"Let's wrap up with some headlines. Head lands the taliban announced the formation of its interim government in afghanistan. Yesterday the new cabinet is made up of senior taliban members including one of its founders. Moulana muhammad hassan a kun who was chosen to be the acting prime minister he is notoriously been on the talibans ruling body and was deputy prime minister during the group's last grab over twenty years ago. Not a single woman was named poor cabinet physician or included in talks about the government. Despite taliban leaders initially saying women will play a significant role in the country. Old enough to remember when that was yeah. Now they're saying in fact. Under the taliban recent weeks women have been told to stay home and forced to leave their jobs. Meanwhile as more americans in afghanistan try to flee the country veteran rescue groups say to the biden administrations estimate that less than two hundred citizens remained in. The country is deeply inaccurate. They say that hundreds of other american citizens and permanent legal residents remain in afghanistan. Ten days after hurricane item made landfall in the us. Three hundred. seventy eight thousand customers in louisiana. Were still without power as of yesterday that is according to enter g. The state's primary energy company but over the weekend new orleans mayor letizia cantrell said power. Should return to the whole city by this week and encourage residents who evacuated to start returning to their homes recovery efforts outside of the city however remained bleak and some of the hardest hit areas such as force parish may not have power again until the end of this month your lord. Meanwhile president biden visited new jersey and new york yesterday to survey the flooding tornado damage that was caused by ida when the storm korean towards the northeast last week. You don't to hear it from me. But i can confirm. It was quite bad during his remarks. The president emphasized climate change was to blame for items at a station and mentioned experts warning of natural disasters only becoming more common. The storm in the gulf. As you've now figured out can reverberate ten states away. Supply chains and crop production. Get interrupted driving up. Costs devastating indices all over america. This is everybody's crisis everybody's crisis in total. At least seventy one people have died because of either across the states as well as pennsylvania connecticut and maryland the us celebrated labor day by cutting off enhanced unemployment benefits to millions of people this monday. Federal unemployment programs have been a lifeline for people who lost their jobs under the pandemic with things like weekly bonus payments of three hundred dollars. Now that those programs have expired over seven million people will no longer get any unemployment benefits from the government or their state despite the delta variant causing another surgeon cohen cases and disruptions to many industries are huge number of job openings across the country with a record ten point one million positions hiring as of this june but many people still aren't ready to go back to work the childcare and health concerns ending unemployment benefits probably won't change this republican governors who shut down their programs early to encourage people to get jobs have not seen a spike in hiring in their states. Wouldn't you know it checks out. The man is devoted his life to helping white men with co cheese express themselves on the internet former trump advisor. Jason miller was briefly detained yesterday morning in brazil where he had been attending the country's conservative political action conference. I did not know that that was the thing in other places. A miller is the founder of jeter the right wing twitter clone conceived following trump's removal from every social media site after the us. Which is you get her epicenter. Brazil has the largest population of jeter users that makes sense since during brazil has also its own trump in president and perpetual kovic average air bolsonaro. The team is probably linked to a constitutional crisis in brazil that bolsonaro created after a supreme court. Justice ordered the arrest of multiple bolsonaro supporters. The president said he will no longer abide by that. Justice's rulings one source. Will the new york times at the same justice astra miller to questioned. Miller was released after three hours. But you guys can keep them. We don't need him back. The free britney movement is one step closer to victory with the news last night that britney spears his father and conservative of her estate. Jamie spears has filed a petition to enter conservative ship after thirteen years. Britney big filing sites brittany's repeated objections to the arrangement and says quote if mitt spears wants to terminate the conservative ship and believes she can handle her own life. Mr spears believes that she should have that chance. Yes she should a hearing. In this case had previously been scheduled for september twenty-ninth hopefully brittany will be in charge of her life again by that point. And we'll be using her freedom to record a blistering distract aimed at her dad. We need stephan is not ninety minute breath albums i will say. Yeah and efforts. Britney spears thinking hop i. i mean. I've never heard. Have you ever heard of pop district. I don't know but i'm ready for it. I'm ready nonetheless. Doesn't add mice one more thing before we go. California voting is underway for the september fourteenth recall election and the polls are close the only way to block a republican takeover of california is to vote no on question one should gavin newsom be recalled recalled if you are a registered voter. You should have received your ballot in the mail. You can mail it back where you can drop it off at a dropbox before. Apm on election day. september fourteenth. You can make your plan but you gotta do it until your friends. you can also vote in-person early or on election day register the same day. You wanna vote in certain locations. Just visit vote. Save america dot com slash california to learn more on legal disclosure. What we decided was not authorized by a candidate where committee controlled by candidate. They are not in contact with us. You know where to find us if you want to. But they knocking archer words and that day. 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"lone star state" Discussed on What A Day
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"lone star state" Discussed on Bill O’Reilly’s No Spin News and Analysis
"This is unbelievable from the office of social justice and inclusion right away. You know so here. And i'm not making this. I know you think i do. But i don't. Here's some of the stuff in the guide for students don't say mother or father. Mom and dad replaced with parents. Family members guardians or caregiver. Don't say man may say artificial. Don't say manpower say workforce don't say at a wedding you may kiss the bride replaced with. You may kiss each other husband wife. No do not refer to people as husband and wife inch partner spouse girlfriend boyfriend. No significant other fascism if i you zane history september second nineteen forty five. The japanese formally surrendered the end of world. War two on the deck of the missouri. The surrender was signed by the japanese. They didn't have anybody left. The foreign minister did and then. Us general douglas macarthur's signed afterward and the war was over. The only reason a japanese rendered is because truman. Drop the bomb on here. A shema and nagasaki. Still to this day. We don't have a precise death toll. But i put it at about five. Hundred thousand civilians mostly killed by the atom bomb. Now i write about this extensively and the japanese surrender in killing the rising sun. So if you want to know about what happened. In the pacific war that ended seventy six years ago today killing rising sun the book. Now here the stats thirty. Six million human beings killed in a war. Most of them chinese all right. The united states killed a hundred and twelve thousand wounded. Two hundred fifty three thousand american service people japan one million seven hundred forty thousand killed or missing unbelievable. That doesn't count civilian as civilian deaths are about four hundred thousand now. Why say five hundred thousand. Kill here wishing nagasaki. Many of those died years afterward from cancer and from things caused by the radiation so the end of world war two seventy six years ago today back mail in a final thought on how to overcome a bad week. If you have one okay. Let's cue the mail and norman ryan walled lamesa texas bill. Isn't it fair to say the botch withdraw from afghanistan should lie mainly on the backs of the afghan army. There is some truth to that. But if you understand afghanistan. The army never had an allegiance to kabul and a central government. They were only in the army to get money. They were mercenaries and as soon as the money was cut off. Got same thing happened enroll. Rome fell because the emperor's hired mercenaries to protect the city. The roman legions were depleted wants. Those mercenaries got in their back. It was over for all edward. One million people voted for a man because they didn't like bad tweets but the really sad thing is a lot of these fools. Think he's doing a good job. I wouldn't say a lot of them. Think he's doing a good job. I would say a lot of them would admit their mistake. Susan jones mounds ville west virginia. Bill i agree with you. That joe biden speech was narcissistic. But i've always thought that president trump was opposed to child for narcissism on people. Believe that and i address that in the united states of trump my book on the history sondra thanks for a great show especially on definition of narcissist just booted out of my life someone who fit that description. And you're smart to do so. Sandra you smart to do it nor sece's will always hurt you because they put themselves. I mark welsh gordon city. Kansas we home schooled. Our boys. One is a master's degree in electrical engineering. The other has a master's in business administration the third in college. Now we home school them through high school and they socialize just fine. you know. I liked hearing success stories like that. But if you're gonna home school you gotta be honest and you gotta make sure the urchins get out and have some fun with kids her age. Richard shipping raleigh north carolina billion reported that ninety percent of people in the hospital are unvaccinated. It's higher than that but ninety five percent is there any information that these unvaccinated who's had cove previously nuff. That study will be done. But you know it's hard to get medical information this quickly remember. This has been going on now. For what about a year and a half so those studies have to be done okay. Forty percent off killing them off killing crazy horse. Great into summer reads. I hope you take advantage of that. The of trump o'reilly history tour sunrise. Florida that's lauderdale orlando florida. Houston texas dallas. We talked about it at dallas. I hope you will come see us. It will be a once in a lifetime experience. I assure you the days do not be super sylvia's gray board as up ers. Eli l. i. O. u. s. when writing to bill o'riley dot com bill o'reilly dot com by the way bill bill o'reilly dot com name and town. If you wish to opine quick break right back with a final thought on a bad week okay. Final thought of the day so we all have bad days bad weeks. Have you rebound. Well the worst thing you can do is brewed. And it's coming from an irishman in ireland is a lot of brooding. It's a national sport this hurling and there's brooding irish guys in particular but women to tend to brute things all thumper so you go through a bad day bad week. What you do then is you get and activity that you like so. I set up this labor day weekend. I'm going in the a lot. 'cause i like that gets reading i gotta do and i'm just going to relax k. That's what you should do too because this has been horrendous for the country this afghan things awful and i'll think about it a little bit because i got a report next week. You guys stopped thinking about the news cycle but primarily. I'm going to have few nights meals. I'm going to have some fun. And that's the way to kick the blues out. Are you gotta be proactive. can't you. Sit there slumped over and and if you see yourself as a victim and most of us do at one time or another try to get out of that because every human being on earth has challenges bad things happen to them. Nobody skates that's just humanity. Thank you for watching the no spin news. Enjoy the weekend. Check in with bill o'reilly dot com. I will have a column posted on sunday. And we'll see you on tuesday..
Texas, Republican House And Dade Phelan discussed on AP News Radio
"Hi my cross year reporting some Texas Democrats return ending a thirty eight day hold out over voting restrictions legislation the walkout by Texas state Democrats attempting to thwart Republican sponsored voting restrictions collapsed after thirty eight days Thursday some of the more than fifty Democrats who fled to Washington DC returns to Austin setting off a new fight among Democrats themselves although it was unclear how many Democrats broke ranks Republican house speaker Dade Phelan said enough had returned to achieve a quorum which in the house requires one hundred present legislators the Texas house is now expected to quickly move forward to pass new limits and rules affecting the more than sixteen million registered voters in the Lone Star state hi
Texas Abortion Ban Targets Anyone Who Helps Patients Get the Procedure
"Now in Texas and much harsher abortion law is now on the books. This is the so called Heartbeat bill. It bans abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. CBS is Kate Smith explains what the law means for abortion clinics in the Lone Star State Poppy Northcutt has greeted women in the crowded parking lot of this Houston Texas clinic for nearly a decade. Good together. What's the need for Esports at a clinic? Because we usually have protesters here On the day we visited, nearly 90% of the patients seeking abortion would have been turned away. Under the new law. Clinic administrators told us they call it a heartbeat built It's basically a bill that's going to just cut off access. To legalized abortion. Hi. I'm a volunteer with the clinic in anyone, including Poppy who helps a woman after cardiac activity is detected at around six weeks. Good morning, it could be sued and find a minimum of $10,000 for every patient in New Hampshire
Texas Governor Signs Law Banning Abortions Early as 6 Weeks
"Texas has become the largest state with a law that bans abortions before many women even know they're pregnant the measure which was signed today by GOP governor Greg Abbott puts the Lone Star state in line with more than a dozen others that have so called heartbeat bills the law bans abortions after the detection of a fetal heartbeat usually after six weeks federal courts have mostly blocked the measures from taking effect but with the Supreme Court this week agreeing to take up a Mississippi law that bans abortions after fifteen weeks of pregnancy abortion rights activists worry that a ruling favorable to the state could lay the groundwork for allowing even more abortion restrictions I surely after
New GOP-led voting restrictions move forward in Texas
"Now Texas Republicans in the Lone Star State, setting out to begin passing sweeping new voting register restrictions. President Biden has been vocal in his condemnation of the Georgia law and on opening day of the baseball season. He's backing players who want the All Star game. Moved out of Atlanta because of Georgia's law restricting voting's. That's not right. This is Jim Crow on steroids what they're doing and in Georgia, Mr Biden on ESPN. The president holds
Gov. Abbott in Houston to discuss election integrity legislation
"Governor Greg Abbott in Houston today to promote legislative efforts on the election, integrity in the Lone Star State. What we look for and what we've seen in the past eyes that election fraud takes place. I have no doubt that it took place here. In the state of Texas. Abbott has named election integrity as an emergency item for the current legislative session, including keeping election officials from abusing mail ballots and drive through voting. The governor also called out Harris County in particular for abusing state laws that allow limited drive through and mail and voting. Harris County Judge Lena Hidalgo responded to short time later. Saying Abbott and Republicans want to suppress the vote. These kinds of attempts to confuse to intimidate to suppress are a continuation of policies we've seen in this state since reconstruction. Local Republicans to take exception to
Texas will receive more than 1 million first doses of COVID-19 vaccine
"Taxes is expecting a shipment of one million covered 19 vaccines this week about a quarter million of these covert shots arriving in the Lone Star State this week will be the just approved Johnson and Johnson vaccine. This makers vaccine is a single shot. Does those vaccines arriving this week will be reserved for those who have not yet received any protection against the covert virus. Texas says it's ordering nearly a half million doses to arrive the following week as a second shot for those people vaccinated with another makers vaccine just a few weeks ago.
Houston-area leaders react to governor’s lifting of capacity limits, mask mandate
"Texas governor Greg Abbott says progress in the Lone Star state they'd made against covert 19 is allowing him to scrap the statewide mask mandate and allow businesses to fully re open March the 10th. It is now time Open, Texas 100%. Leaders, some at least in Texas or not happy. Harris County Judge Lena Hidalgo wants the governor there to keep the mask mandate in place. Abba defended his decision, saying more and more people every day are getting
Biden tours Houston after devastating winter storm in Texas
"Joe Biden is vowing to be a partner with Texans as many make repairs Following to winter storms. Environmental Protection Agency has deployed mobile drinking water labs and Houston San Antonio of Fort Worth to test water so we can get so you get boil water advisories lifted and get safe drinking water flowing through those faucets again while visiting Houston today, the president added. FEMA is also providing blankets to help Texans stay warm. He thanked the military for providing aid in time of need. His last stop of the day was in our Ji Park amass covert vaccination site. Biden says the lone Star state is benefiting from the major expansion of vaccination efforts, millions of dollars and hundreds of vaccinators working in community vaccination centers and three mass vaccination centers and Arlington, Dallas and right here in Houston. The president also noted pop up clinics would be going up in major cities to make sure those who don't have transportation can't get a shot. Biden says Cases and hospitalizations were going down, but expressed concern about new Covad variants across the world.
President Biden travels to Texas today
"Hi Mike Rossi you're reporting president Joe Biden will survey the aftermath of the massive power failure in Texas today president Joe Biden flies to Texas today for what will be his first visit to a major disaster site since taking office the Lone Star state is working to recover from the catastrophic blackout that knocked out power to four million customers White House press secretary Jen Psaki says Biden will spend most of the day with Texas governor Greg Abbott they'll be surveying the damage and I'm sure he'll be getting an updated briefings from him directly unlike the rest of the nation Texas has its own power grid the power grid failed amid a plunge in temperatures Mike Rossio Washington
President Joe Biden, First Lady Jill Biden to travel to Houston on Friday
"Partisan. The president and first lady are gonna head to Texas On Friday. White House press secretary Jen Psaki says the binds will land in Houston. We'll have some meetings with local and state officials in Texas. The president will also visit a covert health center where vaccines are being distributed. The Lone Star state is starting out after being devastated by that historic winter storm, an Arctic blast The cold snap brought much of Texas to a standstill is million's had no heat, electricity or
Biden to travel to Texas on Friday in wake of devastating winter storm
"Jen Psaki, says President Biden and first lady Jill Biden. We'll look at the problems in Texas with the historic Winter Storm On Friday, the president and the first lady will travel to Houston. President will meet with local leaders to discuss the winter storm relief efforts Progress toward recovery The Lone Star state going out after being devastated by historic winter storm an Arctic blast. The cold snap brought much of Texas to a standstill is million's had no heat, electricity or safe water. Now. WGN
Biden declares major disaster in Texas
"Has signed a disaster declaration for the State of Texas on his Chris Barnes has those details President Joe Biden signing a major disaster declaration for the state of Texas yesterday as the state recovers from a crippling winter storm. That left millions without power for days and currently has also disrupted public water systems. The federal funding is available for nearly 80 of the hard hit counties and FEMA's coordinating the recovery operations in the Lone Star State.
Houston mayor blames historic Winter weather on global warming
"Packer President Biden officially signed a federal disaster declaration for Texas Today. A week long record low temperatures that overwhelm the state run power grid created a wave of other problems in the Lone Star State. Visiting a water distribution center today, Mayor Sylvester Turner blame the historic winter weather on global warming. I know the sun is shining. But with climate change climate change, these type of weather anomalies can take place
Tens of thousands of buildings have burst pipes in Houston area
"Kind. Water issues are plaguing Texas as a result of power outages from freezing temperatures. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality told CNN. Nearly 15 million people have been affected by water system disruptions, The systems and nearly 160 Lone Star. State counties have also been impacted. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner noted the city's fire department received thousands of reports of broken pipes. On Thursday, Austin's water director said their water supply deteriorated. Over 300 million gallons because of
Winter Storm Leaves Many In Texas Without Power And Water
"Texas is paying the price. But the rest of us. We are learning something about the oil market in this economy from american public media this is marketplace in los angeles. I'm kai ryssdal. It is wednesday today the seventeenth day of february. Good as always to have you along everybody. We talked yesterday. For a bit about the vagaries of the texas energy market which along with the cold and the snow and the ice has left millions of people. Three at least more than that probably. That's millions of course without power and the thing is that even after the weather starts improving eventually the effects of this now three day long crisis are likely to linger and to be felt far beyond the lone star state. That's partly because of how the oil market works or in. Some cases doesn't marketplace adjusted. Ho gets going when the oil supply chain for as it should oil gets pumped out of the ground truck door pipe to a refinery and transformed into products including gasoline diesel and jet fuel. All of these your experience some type of disruption because of the weather. That's matt smith. Director of commodity. Research clipper data which tracks the oil supply chain. He says right now. Oil just isn't getting pumped out of the ground refineries or shutdown and companies aren't exporting barrels. Out of the gulf coast. We're seeing a number that he's different pull such is houston coppola's christie being closed the gulf coast handles roughly half of the country's oil refining capacity. That means the effects of the extreme cold will ripple even further down the supply chain throughout the us says michael weber and energy professor at the university of texas in jet fuel. Atlanta depends on a refinery in east texas which depends on oil production in west texas when it comes to gasoline refineries have a certain amount stored up that trucks can deliver to retail gas stations. For now that's because earlier this month. Gasoline supplies relatively normal levels but energy. Professor tom sang at the university of tulsa says if they're not replenished the question becomes okay along with these refineries to be shut down and how much how many days it supplied is. This actually represents in the meantime prices of oil and gas futures have started rising. Sang says that means all of us could soon start paying more to. I would expect that. Certainly electric bills and natural gas bills are gonna see. Spikes sang says that might be further down the line for the rest of the country. But it's already affecting the millions of texans needing heating oil
Millions of Texans left shivering in arctic cold without power
"Outage dot US says Over four million people in the Lone Star State are in the dark as temperatures hover in the teens and single digits. Both Dallas and Houston have a hard freeze warning in effect until tomorrow afternoon. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is standing by the chambers decision
"lone star state" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI
"Lone Star State covering up Jack Keller and Fox News face masks now mandatory in Texas Governor Greg Abbott issuing orders that almost everyone going outside after where one wearing a face covering will help us to keep Texas open for business, and it will help Texans earned the paycheck. They need governor also limiting most public gatherings to 10 people or fewer This as new numbers suggest the virus is continuing to spread, Reuters says. The U. S saw nearly 50 85,000 new Corona virus cases reported Thursday. AP says 40 out of 50 states Air Seeing infection rates Climb Hit hardest right now are Arizona, Texas and Florida and Dr Anthony Thatch. E of the White House Corona Virus Task Force warns a specific mutation is allowing the virus to be even more contagious. He says that mutation lights the virus replicate better. Fox's Jill NATO, several congressional Democrats searching the president to cancel plans for fireworks at Mount Rushmore. And in Washington. We do not think that this is in keeping with the best CDC and Department of health guidance. That's DC Mayor Muriel Bowser, who did not wear a mask when she attended protests in the city last month on the eve of the holiday celebrations as stocks soared after the June employment report. Show the economy added 4.8 million jobs last month, much greater than expected. The unemployment rate also slid to 11.1% down from 13.3% in May. Today's announcement proves that our economy is roaring back. It's coming back extremely strong. Still, there are concerns about the long term health of the economy. Even the sharp rise in new Corona virus cases. Clocks is Kevin Corke in a tweet, the president attributing the rise in cases to a massive increase in testing. America is listening to Fox.
"lone star state" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"Lone Star State covering up Jack Keller and Fox News face masks now mandatory in Texas Governor Greg Abbott issuing orders that almost everyone going outside where one wearing a face covering will help us to Keep Texas open for business, and it will help Texans earned the paycheck. They need governor also limiting most public gatherings to 10 people or fewer This as new numbers suggest the virus is continuing to spread, Reuters says the U. S saw nearly 55,000 new Corona virus cases reported Thursday. AP says 40 out of 50 states air Seeing infection rates climb Hit hardest right now are Arizona, Texas in Florida, and Dr Anthony Fauci of the White House Corona virus task floors horns. A specific mutation is allowing the virus to be even more contagious. He says. That mutation lets the virus replicate better boxes. Jill NATO, several congressional Democrats, urging the president to cancel plans for fireworks at Mount Rushmore and in Washington. We do not I think that this is in keeping with the best CDC and Department of health guidance. That's DC Mayor Muriel Bowser, who did not wear a mask when she attended protests in the city last month on the eve of the holiday celebrations as stocks soared after the June employment report. Show the economy added 4.8 million jobs last month, much greater than expected. The unemployment rate also slid to 11.1% down from 13.3% in May. Today's an Azman proves that our economy is roaring back. It's coming back extremely strong. Still, there are concerns about the long term health of the economy. Even the sharp rise in new Corona virus cases boxes Kevin Corke in a tweet, the president, attributing the rise in cases to a massive increase in testing. America is listening to Fox News..
"lone star state" Discussed on Sports 600 ESPN
"The NFL and the Lone Star state to lead things off for Dallas Cowboys are moving on from Jason Garrett or it's not part of the organization beyond is expiring contracts map the firing were that's not the one to take this long last night the Jones family had a meeting about the future we know resolution has the organization would you one is going to take a job yes Jason Garrett's time with the Dallas Cowboys coming to an end Edward reporting after showing an abundance of care and respect for Gary Jerry Jones an executive vice president Stephen Jones have decided the coach will not be part of the organization moving a follower the Joneses in Garrett did not have their scheduled meeting on Thursday after meeting Monday and Tuesday Garrett's contracts that to expire on January fourteenth his status with the team has been an issue since last February when the cowboys opted not to offer him an extension it's time for straight talk brought to you by straight talk wireless Damien woody on Jerry Jones mine said Ned word or on sports center on a move that was expected to control tonight that Jerry Jones Stephen Jones approved obviously very slowly and with an abundance of care respect for Jason Garrett which you may have a long history as a backup quarterback assistant coach and head coach for nearly a decade and now I'm told that that faces been completed and will conclude soon and that is the result is a garrison not part of the organization beyond his expiring contract and so the next phase will involve the candid interviews and that should be clearing quickly here after I know this last night the Jones family had a meeting about gear as future that produced absolutely no resolution but now it does seem that we finally have one one that seems sensible considering the care as you mentioned was forced to work the final year of his contract that he failed to meet the established criteria for his return and you know the cowboys finish date may they played in an exceptionally weak division they had an abundance of talent on their football team and eight made was the fourth time that Jason Garrett produce such a record only Jeff Fisher has done so more and I think one people one thing people should know regarding the cowboys delivered and often confusing process here this week is that given jobs would not be operating them in this manner if they had any indication that they're risking head coach in Canada so they most desire to other teams so really in this case it boils down more relationships that resulted in the delay is that correct yeah I think I think it's totally about that you know I I think there was some conflict about you know what produced the eight may result this year that they clearly did not expect for a team that you know in training camp Stephen Jones told us publicly they thought this was the best team in the best roster of that they had had since they won super bowls in the nineties and they very specifically said that they deliberately did not renew Jason Garrett's contractor extend him if he was going to have to prove his value to the organization and our expectation was to take the next step which everybody interpreted to mean an NFC championship game and mental at the end of the day Jerry Jones sees his football mortality that's why we put the mandate owns a singer coming into.
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"You know, you got climbed up on the top of the tower. That's that was tallest building on campus. And back in there weren't eve in there weren't swat teams. There was no actual security police on the campus, and and he just had a free ride, just shooting people all over. Everywhere he could see because see, practically all over town. First person shot was a classmate of mine from my high school in Dallas name was Claire, James, and she was nine months pregnant and he and he shot her in the belly, killing her child, the first person to die clerics vives. But yeah, that's that's where the mass shooting epidemic began was in Austin, and it was a bitter irony to see that gun gun carry law enacted of fifty years to the day. The chancellor of the university system is Admiral Bill mcraven, who was the one who planned the raid that killed bin Laden, and he forcefully stood against the enactment of that law. But he was ridden down by these gun loving political figures that we have. Yeah. So since you're a Pulitzer prize in journalist, you'll appreciate this fact check Charles Whitman shot and killed sixteen injured thirty one in nineteen sixty. Six. We've got very smart producers here. Help me out with those bags. We've just got just a minute to go here Lawrence and it's been such a an interesting conversation. We barely scratched the surface of what you've got in the book, but I wanted to end with one last question here I've read. I I heard you say someplace else that when you started this book, you weren't sure if you were going to stay in Texas, but by the time he got to the end and I'm sorry, they only got forty five seconds here. But by the time you got to the end of it, you decided you were going to stay what change? Well, you know, I the more I wrote about in more explored the state, the more I realize how much part of it. I was part of it, and it was a part of me. And you know, there are other places that are more beautiful and more interesting, but they wouldn't be home. And I find the decided that I had to make peace with. That Texas really was my home. Well, Lawrence, right is a Pulitzer prize winning journalist and author of God save Texas journey into the soul of the Lone Star state. And by the way abroad, that book is also titled God save Texas attorney into the future of America lords, right? It's been an absolute pleasure. Thank you so very much for talking with me today, magnolias a pleasure for me as well. Thank you. And you know, we talked about a lot of Texas cultural influences will beyond say, is one of them. Here's the Houston native with run the world girls. The lead singer from her fourth of the lead from her fourth solo studio album. I'm Meghna chucker Vardi. This is on point..
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"Texas has a TV commercial that says that it's like a whole other country that doesn't really seem to connect with the rest of the country. And I was wondering if you could comment on that, Jim, thanks so much for your call. Lawrence, go ahead. Well, you know, there's still dreams of the Republic of Texas. You know, Texas was a Republic well, so was Vermont, but. But in Texas that that that idea that we were a separate country has never really left the imagination. And it was a big country Texas itself right now, the state of Texas is somewhat larger than France, but the Republic of Texas when all the way up to Wyoming and I, I don't think that some of us have quite gotten over the loss of all those mountains and trout streams. But we do think of ourselves as a as a place apart, but also just going back to Austin's date met about the patriotism. We do feel very much of that as well. There's a these contradictory emotions. There's a lively secessionist movement that never seems to go away, which was seen to be the opposite of the patriotism that we espouse. But it awesome was corrected is by many measures the most patriotic state in. The whole country. Yeah, let's go to Jeremy. Who's calling from Buta Texas. You're on the air, Jeremy. Hi, Magna. Yes, I'm calling from Texas. We are a small town just south of Boston, and my comment was kind of the the plurality of Texas in terms of our identity. And I think that that there there is another side to our entity that is kinda getting pushed behind the curtain. You know, there's been a lot of people that have moved to this area and they, I think they've come here because they expected our little town to be more of what you think of is the quintessential Texas. But really, I mean, it's a pretty diverse area. And so because of that influx, you know, it's, it's kinda most easily noted by pickup trucks. Right? So you know, you'll see a large amount of pickup trucks, but you know, it's, it's worth noting that as town has grown, a lot of people coming from California in and comments are being made about perhaps Subaru's or Prius, is that you see on on the. Road as well. So I think that there is that kind of plurality here, right? But it's a lot of times it just gonna get. It's under the surface. Well, Jeremy. Thank you so much for your call. I Magnin chucker body. This is all point. Lord. I'm going to get another call in here. Rosa is calling from state college, Pennsylvania. You're on the air Rosa. Hi, I, I learned about the insanity that is the Texas legislature from reading Molly ivins. And then I moved to Austin and realize she was engaging and understatement. I had the pleasure to live in Texas for eight years. I've been to Marfa alpine Big, Ben Buta dime box. I love the state and I'm luxuriating in Mr. rights voice and his sense of humor at the same time, mass public violence is another cultural legacy of the limb star state. And when I was listening at the beginning of the program and was prompted to call, I wanted to ask the day that campus carry was legalized on public university campuses across Texas, was the fiftieth anniversary of the UT tower shootings. I, I was again on the faculty at UT Austin and Todd, of course about the tower shootings in memory. But I wondered if Mr. right, had any thing to say about that. That unfortunate Jackson physician, and I also wondered I just published a book and I, I wrote a sentence in it that seemed like going out on a limb at the time I, my spouse than I left Texas to return to Pennsylvania in two thousand two. And I wrote that just as I was leaving Texas, the whole country seemed to be turning into Texas. And unfortunately, that kind of seems to be right Rosa. Thank you so much for your call. A no Lawrence, right. Has a lot to say about that, but thank you for your call. Go ahead. Laura's. She's re referencing the tower shooting where the shooter Charles Whitman forgotten how many people he shot that day. But it never happened before..
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"This is on point and Meghna Chakrabarti were talking with Lawrence, right? And his new book. God save Texas a journey into the soul of the Lone Star state. And before the break, Lawrence, right was talking about how they're different aspects of Texas that don't really make it into the popular culture, but, but let's let's hear how, how does this is a clip from the very popular NBC drama Friday night lights, and it showcased a small town, high school football team, and how important ending grain that is in rural parts of Texas. And we have a clip here from the pilot episode with Jason street played by Scott porter and Tim Riggins played by Taylor kitsch. And football in ten years from now St.. Good friends living large texts. Texas forever. Street checks, Trevor Texas forever and Friday night lights, but then move over to two thousand eighteen and we have the Netflix series ugly delicious with host David Chang, chef, David Chang, he went to Houston, the most ethnically diverse city in the country to learn about the fusion of two very different food. Cultures here is along with Houston, Chronicle's food critic, Alison cook. One of the most exciting things happening used his Vietnamese cage and it sounds funny to people and you think about it. I don't think you're doing anything other than making the enemies right? Because it's seamless. The whole thing that separates -cation crawfish from Viet Cajun. Crawfish is the garlic butter. It's French signature really after that. I don't think he Stony ever looked back as much as we had liked Cajun. Crawfish. We like Viet Cajun. Crawfish, even better. That's Houston's embrace of Viet Cajun. Crawfish. From the. Netflix series ugly delicious. So lots of diversity in Texas. Let's get some calls here. Lawrence, if I can. Austin is calling from Columbia South Carolina. You're on the air Austin. Magnet. Thanks for taking my call. No problem. A few things that I really love about Texas. Number one, patriotism, probably the most patriotic stayed in the whole nation. They have a lot of pride in Texas and also really love policy when it comes to taxes, I still hold the no technician without representation, and I think Texas really clean so that revolutionary spirit. Lastly, it's, you know, Austin, Texas is home of the the man, the legend, Alex Jones, probably the greatest radio talk show host of all time. And also Mike Adams from natural news dot com to great patriots that are trying to make humanity a better place..
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"He acquired some radio stations and through a piece of, you know, fortunate timing. He signed Rush Limbaugh to have I station in Houston, and that was the turning point in Dan Patrick's career. He was very good at self promotion though. Right? Vasectomy on the air. Well, I think you can only do it once. Undo. Any had himself when he was on TV head himself, painted a blue by some Houston cheerleaders, as he announced the sports scores. So you know, he was, he's a flamboyant character, but extremely conservative in the social conservative way, not a business conservative as the speaker of the house. Joe Straus was his agenda had to do with, for instance, the bathroom Bill, very similar to the one that was passed in North Carolina and the sanctuary cities build these priorities for him and and will be in the future as well. That's one of the reasons that the business community in Texas is kind of a Larne by the direction that state politics has taken. Well, I want to hear a little bit from Dan Patrick himself. We have some tape here. This is from two thousand fourteen. He was then a Texas Republican state Senator talking about why he was running for Lieutenant governor. We must. Conservatives in the state because we have a target on our back. The Democrats understand if they can take Texas. We'll never have a Republican in the White House. Again, they will control the country. There's not another Texas to move to folks. This is it. That's Dan Patrick in January of two thousand fourteen Lawrence, right? I wanted to ask you about that because here I mean, even though Texas Republicans have truly consolidated power in the in the state legislature there, you heard him say that the Democrats understand if they can take Texas, they'll never have a Republican in the White House. Again. I mean, how is that even a plausible reality anytime in the future? Yes, it is. In fact, in my opinion, the Republican party and in Texas is taken some kind of hallucinogenic drug that makes them think that they can end tag is my door ities in the young and still maintain a mandate to rule Texas. It's it that will come to an end. And I don't know win, but it could happen very suddenly because the people of Texas are far more progressive than their leaders. And you know, if you know Texas and is the largest red state if it were to move into the blue column, it would be very difficult to find the calculus how a Republican get elected to the presidency anytime soon. Yeah. Tucker, birdie. This is on point. In the book Lawrence, right e one of the ways you sort of define how there are to Texas, I guess, or just that the diversity of the state is e call the AM Texas and the FM Texas a little bit about that. Well, you know, Dan, Patrick would be a perfect example of AM Texas. You know, it's extremely conservative, right? Wing politics. There's, you know the event Jellicoe voices of it. You hear those kinds of things in a m stations all over the country, but it's very pointed in Texas. Alex Jones. For instance, his as as a m radio personalities, wells, and internet phenomenon. He's an Austin guy in a conspiracy theorist, that's, you know, a. m. Texas. And that's a lot of what people from outside Texas think Texas is is just that, but there is another Texas. If you're driving through the state, you can switch bands and you can. I go to FM Texas, which sounds a lot like FM California, you know, our bane is progressive. It's cosmopolitan and you could be anywhere in in in FM, Texas. It it is just as much Texas as that other band. Yeah, Yeah. but. Because we have a bit of tape here that sort of described one of those rare moments where that AM Texas FM, Texas may clash. This is from two thousand fifteen. When David Brown host of the public radio program the at UT program Texas standard spoke with Lieutenant governor. Dan Patrick about police abuse and the shooting of unarmed. Citizens after sheriff's deputy in Houston was shot by a former mental patient..
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"One of the reasons why why you worry the direction the state might be going even as it's a booming American state here. I mean, you call the Texas State legislature dysfunctional possibly the most dysfunctional in the United States. Well, I mean, we have a lot of incompetent state legislators, and so I, I'm not sure that Texas is the most dysfunctional but the problem with it is it is the most influential and the, you know, Texas is Texas is growing at an astonishing rate and is projected to double by the year twenty fifty at which time it will be almost as large as Texas as as California and New York combined. Just consider that. You know, for instance, right now Texas has thirty nine electoral votes Kelly. California has fifty five, but it hasn't increased that number since two thousand three won't in the next census and New York has been losing population in electoral votes for decades. Texas will gain another for electoral votes in the next census and is you know it is, you know if you haven't been to Texas. It's a little stunning when you go into any city in the in the state and see the rate at which is growing the the cranes on all the skyscrapers and so on. It's a extrordinary burst and it's wonderful for the country. But it does mean that Texas is gaining influence faster than any other state. Well, and we have seen how sort of some political ideas hatched or at least exp- experimented on in Texas. Because as you say because of its size and its import do have it affect across the rest of the country. I mean you you reported brilliantly on how in the early two, thousands, Texas Republicans really to extraordinary affect cemented their political power in the state through through redistricting. I mean, it involves Democrats fleeing the state to prevent. Vote from happening contact with homeland security of overflight plans to get people to come back into the state for a quorum. And can you just briefly tell us the story about how Texas Republicans really redistricting the state to great effect? Well, you know, in in the when in early two thousand when they finally gained a majority in the state house, that's where redistricting is done and the democrat Saul what was up and they decided to flee a Tom Craddock was really the power behind the making, the Republican majority in in the state legislature, and he was elected speaker of the house, the Democrats up and fled, and they went to Ardmore Oklahoma, and that in the they was a quorum call. What happens when that have the speaker locks down the chamber to make sure that nobody else will leave, and then he calls out the Texas Rangers to try. I to round up the missing legislators, Tom DeLay who was then the the majority whip in the US congress found out that Pete Laney who was the then the the previous speaker of the house, the the defeated democrat, had flown his plane to Ardmore and he learned that by reporting that the plane may have been taken over by terrorist or shot down or or had an accident. And so they rounded up all the legislators and brought them back to Austin to vote. But then the senators left democratic senators. And so they finally did get the the the redistricting that they wanted. What happened. I live in Austin, which is probably the most liberal city in the southern tier, the United States and is a very odd odd combination to have Austin in the middle of Texas. And we had a historic congressional district of which Lyndon Johnson once. Represented. I, there are now six, congress people from Texas from Austin. Five of them are Republican and one democrat the my congressman is a car dealer and weather for two hundred miles north of me. So it's, you know, naked gerrymandering to try to neuter Austin's power. Well, so I wanna talk about how that that really effective Republican control, political control of the state sort of plays out in what happens in the state legislature here. Can you tell us about Dan Patrick, who's a really, very central, possibly the most? He's the most powerful person in the Texas State legislature, right? Yeah. It probably the most conservative person ever elected office in index. I should say he's a Lieutenant governor and Dan Patrick from Baltimore, he, he, he was. He's a radio show. Shock jock. Really. He made his Mark in in sports TV and then in radio and he, he went bankrupt during the eighties when a lot of Texans did because of the SNL collapse and he rebuilt his himself..
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"Hey, this is stretch Armstrong. The hosts of what's good. We're back with a brand new season. We've got about do Lenny. Kravitz black thought m more. You'll hear be stories from A-List, guests subscribe. Now. This is on point. I'm Meghna Chalker bardy we're talking with Lawrence, right? The Pulitzer prize winning journalist, his new book is God save Texas a journey into the soul of the Lone Star state. I just want to play a little bit of tape here by why. One of the reasons why Texas loom so large in the national imagination. This is a clip from the nineteen sixty war epic. The Alamo produced and directed by John Wayne e also starred in the film as Davy Crockett. And in this scene, he opined about the colony Toco declaring independence from Mexico to be an independent nation, the Republic of Texas Republic. I like the sound of the word. Means people can live free, talk free gore, come buyer, Selby, drunk or sober. However, they choose some words, give you feeling. Republic is one of those words that makes me tighten throat. Same tightness AMAN gets when his baby takes his first step. As I baby shaves makes these. I sound like a man. Some words can give you feeling that make your heart warm. Republic is one of those words. John Wayne nineteen sixty Lawrence right? Does your heart warm to those words still? Well, I remember seeing that movie. It wasn't a very good movie, but the for Texans, it was kind of origin myth and you know the Alamo is a complicated subject in Texas. It's so hallowed, and yet it was a perfectly unnecessary battle and total massacre of followed by another massacre when the when Santa Anna and the Mexicans were captured by Sam Houston. But that was our, you know, our beginnings and it was thrilling to have John Wayne, be the embodiment of the Texan. You know, the real Texas spirit. Well, let's take a quick call here. Hannah is calling from Austin, Texas. You're on the air, Hannah. I was calling kinda comment on the stereotypical our guests, them stereotypical things about Texas. A lot of people think like we ride horses where cowboy hats, things like that. I've never read the horse. I don't own a cowboy hat or any of those, you know stereotypical things and live in Austin, but I'm actually from small area outside of Dallas and stuff. And yeah, nobody I know where's cowboy out or you know rights worse is. So I just kinda wanted to bring that comment to y'all since y'all are up in New England area. We're broadcasting to the nation hand, but I get your perspective learns, right. I mean, why is that? I don't want to spend too much time on the stereotypes because Hannah points out. They definitely do not apply to all tech, but what what is the power, the sort of sticky power of those those stereotypes? Well, you live in the shadow of them. And everybody has an opinion about Texas of and is colored by this mythology of the cowboy in trail drives and the oil man and all of that. And that's all wonderful stuff. But it doesn't encompass the actual life that most Texans live. My my good friend, Steve Harrigan who's a novelist, and I dedicated the book to him. He doesn't even have. He hasn't had a pair of boots since he was five years old, and he took horseback riding before p. e. requirement in college and got an f.. He last time he was on a horsey fell off and broke his arm. So I always feel that you know, there's the sense that you have to kind of try to live up to the myth. Even if you know you're a city boy like Stephen, I are, but you know, there's Texas is so much more complicated and you know more Bain more, you know, tech savvy, all, you know, we've got, you know, lots and lots of stuff going on in Texas, but you know that overriding myth will never leave us. I believe in. I don't want it to. Well, so let's talk about Texas politics though, because I mean you're saying near the top of the show that's for you..
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"In our personal lives, a little gullible, but dangerous if crossed insecure, but obsessed with power and prestige indeed is an irony that the figure who most embodies the values people associate with the state is a narcissistic Manhattan. Billionaire now sitting in the Oval Office. That's Lawrence right reading from his new book. God save Texas a journey into the. Soul of the Lone Star state Florence, right? What's not to love. Well, you know, Texas has much to love and I do love Texas. I am concerned about the drift of his politics now that the extreme wing of the tea party, the social conservatives have become ascendant in the state legislature, Texas has many problems is infrastructure. For instance, and education of our children were really failing our children, which is not just a Texas matter, ten percent of all the school children in America are Texans. So the failures that we are encountering in Texas, we'll have national repercussions. So this gets us to, you know that the the state level politics, though of what happens in Austin, every couple years may not necessarily mirror or doesn't accurately mirror the very complex texture of what Texas is on the ground across the state, though. Right. Well, that's certainly true. You know, the the, the people of Texas are far more progressive than the elected representatives, and that's because Texans don't vote. We're always at the bottom right next to it in voter turnout. And it's a little puzzling because you know, like we have, I think, nineteen million, we're twenty nine million Texans in nineteen million of them are registered to vote, but only nine million of them actually did vote. They went to the trouble to register, but for whatever reason they didn't see candidates that were inspiring enough or compelling enough to go out and actually vote for. Well, I'm going to step back here though. I mean, because we're going to spend a lotta time talking about the Texas State legislature, which as you read in the book as a journalist dream to cover given the personalities and the politics that go on there, but I wanna talk about the Texas at you grew up in. I mean you you've spent what fifty of your roughly seventy years in the state. And so what was the Texas of your youth? Well, for one thing, it was blue. You know, it was entirely blue. The first Republican was elected in Dallas, Bruce Alger congressman, which is Dallas where our family moved from Oklahoma and like a lot of incoming Texans. During that period of time. My father had been in World War Two, and he was an Eisenhower Republican, and there was that influence that began to make the change in Texas..
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"Unfortunate jackson physician and i also wondered i just published a book and i i wrote a sentence in it that seemed like going out on a limb at the time i my spouse and i left texas to return to pennsylvania in two thousand two and i wrote that just as i was leaving texas the whole country seem to be turning into texas and unfortunately that kind of seems to be right rosa thank you so much for your call no lawrence right has a lot to say about that but thank you for your call go ahead laura's she's referencing the tower shooting where the shooter charles whitman forgotten how many people he shot that day but it never happened before you know you got climbed up on the top of the tower that's that was tallest building on campus and backed in there weren't eve in there weren't swat teams there was no actual security police on the campus and and he just had a free ride just shooting people all over everywhere he could see and he could see practically all over town first person shot was a classmate of mine from my high school in dallas of name was clear james and she was nine months pregnant and he and he shot her in the belly killing her child the first person to die clerics vied but yeah that's that's where the mass shooting epidemic began was in austin and it was a bitter irony to see that gun gun carry law enacted fifty years to the day the chancellor of the university system is admiral bill mcraven who was the one who planned the raid that killed bin laden and he forcefully stood against the enactment of that law but he was ridden down by these gun loving political figures that we have.
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"The well we can help you there it's far west texas in the high desert very remote two hundred miles for many airport and it's you know when i first went there i thought it was a prank that the that west texans were playing on the cultural elite donald judd who was a minimalist artists of bought an old of military base out there and installed these boxes aluminum boxes inside what was a former tank repair station and my wife is very fond of donald judd and it's a little lost on me the kind of minimalism but it it has become a center of for some some people who are making pilgrimage artists who've set up colonies there it's his so unlikely because so hard to get to and it's but it is a charming little town so i i i understand it from that point of view well jim is calling from omaha nebraska you're on the air jim i'm texas has a tv commercial that says that it's like a whole other country that doesn't really seem to connect with the rest of the country and i was wondering if you could comment on that jim thanks so much for your call lawrence go ahead well you know there's still dreams of the republic of texas you know texas was a republic well so was vermont but but in texas that that idea that we were separate country has never really left the the imagination and it was a big country texas itself right now the state of texas is somewhat larger than france but the republic of texas when all the way up to wyoming and i i don't think that some of us have quite gotten over the loss of all those mountains and trout streams but we do think of ourselves as a as a place apart but also just going back to austin's date met about the patriotism we do feel very much of that as well there's a these contradictory emotions there's a a lively secessionist movement that never seems to go away which would seem to be the opposite of the patriotism that we espouse but awesome was corrected is by many measures the most patriotic state in the.