35 Burst results for "Magas"
Andy Surabian on 2016 and the Power of Trump's Appeal
"Back with my former White House colleague, special assistant to president Trump Andy Sarah. We've talked about 2016. We've talked about how you got involved in politics. When he talked to us about the last four years plus 9 months, talk to us about the political landscape has the GOP actually internalized what happened in 2016 and where is the stop laughing? And where is the maga movement today, Andy? I think there are aspects of the Republican Party that have internalized why president Trump was so successful and why does appeal was what it was? I don't want to name names because some of these guys, I like and I'm Friends with, but you can certainly see certain senators and congressmen who have kind of alter how they talk, what issues they focus on over the last several years. And there's a reason for that because I think there is an element of the Republican Party that has figured out his appeal and understands it. I also think there's an element a big element, unfortunately, the Republican Party that either a never understood his appeal or even worse be understood as appeal and hated him for it. And those are the Paul ryans of the world who were ideologically opposed to Donald Trump on issues like immigration in trade. I mean, I think Paul Ryan probably understood Trump's appeal, but he just hated
Trump's Former War Room Director Andy Surabian on His Path to Politics
"He's former special assistant to president Trump and deputy political strategist. My good body. Andy, sarabia. Welcome back to America first. Thanks so much for having me today, sad. It's been way too long. It has been way too long, but we know you're a busy guy, you're in the background, you're making sure that we get the right maga candidates and that they win and this freight train of America first, not only trounces the Democrats in the midterms next year, but also our old boss will win in 2024. We have so much to discuss. You are a Republican strategist and you are the spokesperson for Donald Trump Jr.. So I just want to get in there that this is what these are the little things that this guy does after he leaves The White House. Hopefully we'll see him back there soon enough. Andy, let's start because we have an unfettered discussion here, say a little bit about yourself. Where do you hail from and how did you get into this? Is my dad used to say politics? It's disgusting, but it's so fascinating. So if your audience isn't able to tell by the accent that I still have to this day, I was born and raised in the very conservative dashkin of Massachusetts or the longtime nickname of tax executives. But this world has gotten so crazy that there's numerous states that have higher taxes today than Massachusetts. I mean, that's how crazy this country has gone over the last several years or we can't even really call it that's the truth it's anymore. But born and raised in Massachusetts, how did I get involved in politics, my lord? I mean, that's kind of an interesting question. I will give you the short version. Was originally interested in politics, via Ron Paul's presidential campaign in 2008. And I was just very interested in seeing someone come from outside the typical political
We Should Only Re-Elect Trump If He's Going to Clean Out the Deep State
"Only reason to bother putting trump back in office is if he's going to clean out the deep state which he didn't do for forty years he would the moment. He dodged the bullet of russia collusion. He got right back on the horse and that was a terrible mistake. I think i hope and pray. Trump learned his lesson. I'm encouraged that. Our friend. Steve bannon is organizing former republican appointees to try to prepare bench a liable maga people trump trump could appoint instead of just picking old bush family cronies picking people from the deep state who play the same golf courses and eat at the same cafes and have basically the same ideas as the
Julie Kelly Describes How Trump Supporters Are Being Turned Into Convicted Felons
"Kelley welcome to america. First one on one. Thank you for having me. One an intro. So i know the invoice in the mail. So what did you talk about. Yes there was a topic of your panel. Just a little snippet so the subject that i've been covering for the last several months as you know we've talked about is january six out of laughed and the biden regime the media weaponising it against not just the people who were there that day but everyone on the right by extension almost seventy five million trump voters and so How that investigation is accelerating and how it is ensnared now over six hundred americans and they have been even more. Recent arrests have not every week. There are new arrests so with the justice department. Continues this what. I call terror crusade. We could we probably jihad against maga. It is it is. I mean this is what you see. So that the panel discussion yesterday was vaccine mandates and then january six. You could see the convergence relation vaccine mandates The the hunt for the quote unquote insurrectionists criminalising conservatives is it not criminalizing conservatives and criminalizing dissent so that is really what they're doing now the vaccine mandates mandates et cetera. Et one thing But what they're really doing with the january sixth investigation Prosecuting people for trespassing adding felony charges. Keeping now about sixty people behind bars denied bail under pretrial detention dot by. Let's stop here. Sixty people who is any one of them charged with insurrectional revolution. Yeah so what are they challenged with. Julie mostly trespassing civil disorder conspiracy a felony charge. That's very common is obstruction of official proceeding. Which more the two hundred people face. That charges never been applied to a political protests. Ever and never was. It's a two thousand two statute that was posted. Enron that would stop people from interfering in congressional inquiries. It was never intended for people who walked in the capital when they were certifying electoral college. But this is the way that they are turning trump supporters in to convicted
George W. Bush Compares Domestic Violent Extremists to 9/11 Terrorists in Appalling Speech
"This is the man who i don't know he he he he's meant to be a conservative He was a republican president. He went to shanksville pennsylvania to the field where flight ninety three crashed off to those brave brave men took it back from the territory. Terrorists to save lives in dc and this is what he said on the twentieth anniversary of nine eleven. This is the man who was president. When nine eleven happened cut to play cup little cultural overlap between violent extremists abroad and violent extremists at home. But then there's disdainful pluralism in their disregard for human life in their determination to defile national symbols. They are children of the same foul spirit and it is our continuing duty to confront them. Children of the same foul spread so nine eleven bin laden and maga- supporters are the same but lemon antiques. Don't get a mention your action cuddle. Why are they got was the most disgusting thing i i. I've seen in years. You know. I supported that guy. I had his back when he wouldn't defend himself because he was a gentleman. Dr gorka and is soon as it became clear that he's useless brother. Please clap. jeb. Of was not going to get our support because of his unbroken tracker failure George bush discovered his voice and decide to use it against the very same people who supported him. What i'm the marxist. But it's becoming clear that class that is the guys who hang out at the country club seems to take priority over actual policies. I i'm so disgusted by this guy. This is so bankrupt. Guy went off to war for his father. I deployed under him I was a loyal supporter and be charged with his blood. Libel this disgusting slander. Because you know he didn't have to say we all knew what he means. You can see the giggling liberal blue checks on twitter knowing exactly what he that was just
Jonathan Capehart Says MAGA Movement Is 'More Worrisome' Than Foreign Terrorists
"To be talked to like adults. There is not a collective more that binds us together and the terrorists apart. There is a lot tearing us apart right now. You want evidence queue up for me Cut. Three. Jim. This is Jonathan Capehart, one of the dumbest guys on television. The only reason we put them in my dopey talking head Olympics because candidly nobody knows who he is. So it doesn't matter anyway. But occasionally he surfaces with some pearl of stupidity, not wisdom. And here's him this weekend on PBS or whatever. Was he on? Jim was a PBS usually, uh, PBS. See, Jim's always great. He actually puts it, I send them clips. I never put any details. He had poor guys to fill them in. So here's Jonathan Capehart on PBS with the ever hapless David Brooks from The New York Times who pretends to be a conservative, you know, shaking his head to an agreement with it, like Bozo the clown. Here's K part but the silliest man on television talking about how Maga Yeah, the Maga move, Make America great again. Moving is definitely more worrisome than the the terrorists. Check this out. I think, um Marga and the domestic terror threat is much more worrisome. Then any foreign threat we could face. And David Brooks is over there with his spectacles on going on. They have bozo the clown. I agree, uh, morons. And again you expect me to? It's going to let let's just throw cliche nonsense out there to an audience. I would have no respect for you at all. There's so much more to get back to 9 12. There's so much more that binds us here. No, there's not. No, there isn't No, there isn't cut the crap. Stop talking to people like they're idiots. Now there isn't anything I share in common with this moron Maga. People are more
"magas" Discussed on The Endless Honeymoon Podcast
"Be honest with not herself. Moshe wordlessly say this to be honest with you hearing all this stuff to me right now. You've become the friend in my life. That's just got a lot of chaos and mess going on. And i actually need this draw some boundaries with you and then this relationship okay. Here's here's a if you want a lie. Here's a good one good lie you know. I've been talking to my therapist love this. I'm just. I'm really thinking like. I don't know i'm just going through so many changes. There's so much new stuff happening. And i really think it's important that i just have like cut some cut some ties to blah blah blah. Whatever the fuck is name is of this and you can just you can just blame it on that and and just really assure her that like you know i i really. I want you to know like anything you've ever told me. Don't tell people you know between us if that's a concern of hers can love the abuse to my therapist and she thinks i should take a little bit of distance. Because you know you know me you say you know me. I'm a little. Like i got a lot of drama like i'm dating my ex-boyfriends best former best friend and then you're my friend is a friend of the i just need some simplicity and my therapist told me i've got just choose a few relationships and put some on the back burner and fortunately that's about choosing a few relationships that does kind of make the person feel like they lost so what she's gonna break up no matter what you're going to hurt this person's feelings on your way out on the phone. Yeah that's what i was gonna ask next because we've just been texting and the other is isn't a text. Yeah it's it's hard. Because so where i live now. She lives like five minutes away. And it's really rural. So she like is my only friend nearby and so i feel even worse. Because i've been so busy. But like i haven't made time even though she's really close or you off a song list you want the simplest out. Here's the strode out without with the least amount of trauma. Don't text her back for a long time right like i like go no more a few weeks. Then this is your strategy. You don't text her back like a few weeks. Then you write her back and you go. Oh my god i'm so. Sorry i totally ghosted you. The truth is i'm just dealing with a lot of shit right. I don't have time. Like i'm just overwhelmed by the amount of different stuff. I have to do and i am so sorry. I think i need to like shut things down and focus on myself for a little while. All hit you up. When i'm ready to to re-engage our friendship but for now i need to focus on my own stuff. Okay now. here's why i would do. I would time by so we're going to look because that seems weird to me but that already happened to. I've already done that. What happened in response she. We didn't talk for a while. And then she's been hitting me up again. 'cause like apple. Yeah my thing was. I was moving back to my parents. And it was like dealing with the break-up and all of that and like i would texture. Once i felt settled so it's been like long enough now. You're fucked up here dude. This is new when she texted you back after the break you're supposed to not ever texture again. That was so obvious and so easy you had an out. You'd taken a boundary. She didn't respect it and you didn't owe her a text back but then you start feeling guilty and you got reengaged in her drama. I just really don't think a text is the right place to say this. I liked to like write things down and then make a phone call and then you can just kind of keep repeating them keep repeating your point feel break up with a friend is so awkward and so like over the top for what. The relationship actually is that. That's why i actually. I'm a proponent of just taking distance but she seems like laurel you're leaning in natasha's direction so you guys should talk about this phone call. I'm i've already got like notes for tonight. So i am like a note taker and i have to do that before phone calls because it's like it just helps women a lot too. I think because it's like helps you not get real and helps you like steer very stay on task and clear and knocking motions like you know. I feel like you know men just naturally feel like they deserve everything women. It's just a little harder for us to really be able to stand firm right right because men can walk through most given interactions and not gender them and they don't reduce gender centralism and that men act like this woman quick system were able to say this is how the people are walking through this experience. But but honestly like you know you could actually for you to call her without unprompted because then it's like she's like hey i'm just sitting here so it's almost like throwing her off. Yeah you kinda wanna wait for her to like reach out to you two or three times and then you can kind of be like hey. Do you have a second to chat on the phone. It's not gonna feel good no matter what but making yourself a little more clear not getting into a text back and forth with someone who's like clearly slightly unstable. You know they're just not. This is what. I think you want to avoid personally. Is the call where you call and you tell her version of the truth. That is destructive to her. We where you say some version of look. This relationship for me is just so taxing and motion. You require so much from me. That i can't give it to you. It's more like you know finding the kind of space space between the white lie and the truth which is like gentlest version. Yeah making it all about. You is just like i just to be honest with you right now. I don't have time in my life for relationships that take a lot of work and like unfortunately i.
"magas" Discussed on The Endless Honeymoon Podcast
"Through of what logical outcome would i want of inserting myself into this. And i don't think there's any any good to come of it. I kinda just needed a third party. Maybe talked me off the edge. You know he's having a real talk about this kind of interpersonal relationship in relationship with a friend it is a classic situation to find yourself in a relationship with a dear friend and they start dating someone and you can't fucking stand that person and devices kind of always the same. You just gotta stay out of that person's way as much as you can and be the best friend you can them. Yeah all okay all right well. Good luck justin. Thank you very much time. One last one possible idea. You live in the twin cities. I do invite them to minnesota. Don't you guys have a lot of lakes. We have ten thousand. At least ten thousand lakes find an obscure lake. Invite them to minnesota. You guys go swimming and sinks. She's a witch she doesn't you know she's not a witch and then you can get all of her clients. You can expose her got it all. Invite them up and we'll we'll run out water test like see what happens. I love it all right. Well good occurred maga witch. I just when you thought you heard it all. So i mean it really is the question like what can can you be friends conservative person. I can you can. I can't be friends with a q. Person i don't know for sure that could be friends with a trump voter but i definitely have conservative. So you'd be conservative. Who didn't vote selection. What if they voted for trump. I mean don't vote. War think of any of the conservative people that i'm friends with currently petit potentially voted for. I'm sure i know. I have some friends. That voted for trump but most of my conservative friends are like intellectual conservatives. And so i feel for. They probably didn't vote in the last election. Actually i wonder that makes me want to send a text to see but you know those people are cagey to those smart conservatives are real cagey because they don't want you to know they voted for trump or whether not vaccinated because they are why would someone who vaccinated not want you to know their real conservative. They don't wanna seem like like. I was hearing ben shapiro on the radio today like going off on vaccine mandates how evil they are. But i'm like i know for sure ben. Shapiro is vaccinate. Because he's not an idiot. Then why do they do that. Why are they go off on it. I don't know one. The cynical view would be that they that they are just throwing red meat to their rabid stupid fan. The less cynical view would be that they care as they. They're care for personal liberties doesn't supersede their their supersedes their belief that vaccines are good right kind of thing or the vaccine work or whatever. I heard a quote on a podcast on the way up to burning man. Neil or nihil ferguson. Smart guy very conservative seeming very academic like cambridge guy and he was talking about vaccines and he had. He actually had a very good quote about anti vaccine people. He said if you can't weigh the risks the minute risks of a vaccine against the immense risks of a virus then you miss him very important classes in school and there's no one to blame for that but you so there is at least a group of conservative people out there there's about twenty five percent of republicans got the vaccine. I mean that's it. Thirty percent i think so. Thank god so anyway they're smart conservatives out there and i'm friends with some of them. Well that's the thing that's like. Why can't we all just get along. Does it have to matter with our politics. But the thing is conservatives are like making making this last longer so so that does make me mad. You know masks. Stop the variants. So why would you not wear masks. Do the masks stop the variants. I don't even have what the scientists say. The bigger question is the bigger. Why would you be. Why would half our population be like. I'm not going to wear a mask. That's the better question to me. Regardless i don't know why everybody expects absolute perfection and zero margin of error from the from the public health scientists. And also don't understand this whole thing that people pretend that masks so this grave imposition. It's like who the fuck cares child's development. It's never on me the whole idea. The kids are being like profoundly fucked up by ask like they might be being mildly. Mildly mildly fucked up by mass. But probably in mean moshe three mild. Lee's i'm just saying these. Actually i don't want to get into this okay. Well let's just listen to some secrets. Go away okay. Hey tosh moshe. Do you know what i think. One of the great pleasures in life is. let me. Guess chris by cheats. Yeah i was gonna say being with you but yeah sinking into a beautiful pair of comfortable sheets. There's nothing like.
"magas" Discussed on The Endless Honeymoon Podcast
"Podcast my name is mosha. And i'm natasha. Got a big fight yesterday. Back from burning men. You don't even want to touch on Oria right a big fight yesterday. No dude. I have the time of my life at burning man a little bit of freedom kinda hard up. It was kind of nice though me and chelsea making fun of that today. 'cause we went into like a clothing shop. My friend chelsea peretti. And i were in a clothing shop and we were saying that like everything was so cute. Were like if there wasn't a pandemic we probably wouldn't be thinking this stuff. Was that cute. Because we're like. Oh my god. I could wear this somewhere. I could wear this summer. You're saying any clothing that even has the illusion leaving on exactly so for you just going to burning and you look at the time of my life i got. I got to hang out in the desert in one hundred degree heat. Horrible names mask burning man. A classically fun thing to do. I had a great time. I was cova safe. I didn't even flirt with anyone. I just i went swimming and women to flirt with. Even there were many women really only man would be dumb enough to have done that. Well you would be wrong about that. There's a lot of women. And i talked to a few of them this last weekend. Me and my friend. Andy would probably science podcast. Fame drove up. We soaked in hot spring on the on the night before we left. What was more fun. The ri- the ride back or the right there and back or being there. It was all fun. It was freedom and it was. It was very exciting. I will say there was not a lot to do there. There was a lot of dirt. Bikes dirt bikes. A lot and dune buggies a lot. But i was i was often. There's often not that. I did a lot of reading of of my book. I'm reading a book. Called spies of no country. What about you. what are you reading. I was reading. This amazing book called once upon a time. Gloria vanderbilt's life story. But i lost it. That's so out of character for you. That's so weird telling me that at the same time. I'm reading a book about early israeli history and you're reading a book about a famous wealthy orange avenue. She wasn't an ingenue but just like hearing about. I'm like fascinated by by this like rich person from the turn-of-the-century like what their lives. Were like really like old rich people. No i just find it fascinating she again. I mean she's anderson cooper's mom but she like lived in the breaker recoup known interesting really like fucked up life and her mother was like this. Like teenage socialite. And you know who's like made would make her a bath like three times a day would just ignore the kid. That's fucked up life right there. You gotta drawing you a crystal bath thrice daily. You actually drew me a bath. Last night i did. I'm really nice about that kind of some kind of weird hippie teabag in it. Well i wanted to talk to you about something hippie. Yeah this this lady. Natasha who live with. She's always on this like. Let's go vegan tip always like let's go vegan. Let's go big. And i'm like i'm down. And then we every time we go to vegan restaurant. She sits down. She goes okay. I'll go there. She sits down orders. Food makes a disgusted face before she takes the first by. That was so disgusting yesterday. I don't like fake meat like vegan film. I like vegan food. Like how about like an avocado sushi roll. She goes about some beans and rice. Face me and you started listing the vegan food you liked and one of the likud's you listed. Eggs is it can be called. Isn't it called like ovo then. Remarked to -tarian. Oh i don't know bit. Yeah not vegan. anyway. I don't think you would make a good viga but you do a thing that annoys me. Okay you decide. You don't like dish before you take a bite of. Because i can tell it's gross by looking at it. That was like fake bread. You didn't meet the night before two. Because i made you fake cheese or cheese so decide you saw gross. I'm sorry you didn't take a bite you don't know it was going to didn't you sneered like gloria vanderbilt when her servant made her a lukewarm bath without putting the lavender crystals into it and then pretended to eat it. You know like a personal an eating disorder on a date or whatever you didn't need that and then here's the thing i'm confused about with you. Why can't you just eat a meal. That is not that great in order to get sustenance. I dunno i'd rather not eat. You'd rather starve than eat. Something bad something. That isn't your favorite thing in the world. I'm not eating my favorite thing in the world every meal or look. Did you wanna talk about something. Oh there was one thing he said to me the other day that i thought was kind of like. I wanted to address in a public forum. Good maybe on our podcast. Yeah you were like we by the way before we get into it. What do you think of my shorts. Look look like a scout a little bit right now like a scout from the early like prewar germany. I think you're a little big for that. Moshe boy-scout we're in big a scout like a kid. You're don't look like a kid. No you look a man able to command. Scout like one of the leaders dress like a boy scout leader weight so basically the other day you said to me. You know you've really i while you're talking and you're like maybe you need a yoga class. Maybe take painting glass. And then i was like do you think i'm depressed. And you're like you just have lost some of your buoyancy this last year and a half like there's not some kind of other thing coinciding with this time gear that this whole on women have been who have been like hardships pandemic every women been carrying every woman with a family. Right now not feel completely like devastated and depleted. You know like how. How are you supposed to be like boy. I and son right now or the second conversation happened because you were like. Do you think i'm depressed and i was like. Yeah maybe mildly. And you're like what. I can't believe you would call me depressed. You see i go. I'm sorry. I didn't mean it like that. You kept bringing it up. I'm not. I'm not depressed. You why would you say that i'm depressed. How could you say that. I'm depressed and this in your defense your public defense whether the of you not being depressed you said you're devastated and depleted. That seems worse than mildly depressed. Have to be depressed. I think you have a thing that you think. Depressed mean something. That's really terrible catastrophic bad but it doesn't everybody's mildly depressed right now. You're not you're like why can't you have fun. Why can't you go to burning man like me like go to a festival in the desert. Smet not how i put it. Look am i in naturally more Optimistic optimistic isn't even actually the right word from me. I don't let the horrors of society bring down my day to day life. I we've talked about that before. Somehow i am able to despite the fact that it seems like we careening off a cliff headed towards certain doom climate doom culture doom cova doom lack empathy. What does empathy after do with it. Well what about like. what are you saying. You feel sad because everybody else's said yeah. Oh that i don't know why a collective feeling but why. Why is it bad. You're saying if someone's not up devastated in depleted. They lack empathy. I'm just trying to live fun. Good life but i wasn't criticizing you. I was trying to be supportive. And say hey. Why don't you take a yoga class. Wanna take some time to yourself. Why don't you do tennis lessons. Why don't you do a meditation practice. I was just trying to be like a supportive supportive. I really appreciate that about you. Nice little husband scout and you took it like. I was critiquing you but i wasn't and then you took the word depressed as if i was saying i think that you're like clinically and severely depressed. But i was saying like everybody's more depressed now may work two years ago and i just noticed that you two years three years ago had a. You've seem like you years ago or do you think maybe about about two years ago. I just next march circumstances. Two years are weighing heavily on your shoulders. And i wanted to help you find suggestions to get to get out of a little bit of that. I wasn't saying that you're fucked up. I just think it's a funny thing for like a guy to be like it used to be like more fun just four. There was like a national or a. I don't want to make this a men's rights thing but it's like do you think women are the only people that were affected by the pandemic you keep bringing it up as if it's like women have been affected but everybody's been seeing how many women have to.
Strategic Advisor Boris Epshteyn Wants to Change the GOP From the Inside
"You are right that there is. There is a an indelible change in conservative politics. Because there is a maga- base there is america. First brand i am still. I look at the january six select committee. I still see a gop establishment. That either doesn't understand what happened. In two thousand sixteen all is truly convinced it is a blip an anomaly and it's back to business mutual backscratching with the democrats. What is your balance sheet of of the establishment. Conservative movement can Let's just put our establishment. And what can be or should be done about it. It's all about the elections. We've got to elect maga- kanye twenty twenty two we because no matter how much we think that establishment. The rhinos are with us. You look what happens right. And then you've got mitch mcconnell. Who's a stone cold killer over-sunned january says completely misplaced hand goes all in against president trump thinking. Oh trump's don trump and there was like seventy two hour period right after all you know we've got rid of them wrong but so many people said that he's done he's done right and i said max he's got a drawback a little bit right but then the second impeachment comes and it's like nancy. How completely played into our hands. President trump's hand so my balance sheet is that we've got to elect mega conservatives magazines. Say it's not you and me. That will erica. That organized that the gop is the machine. So how do we fight the machine. That has the money that has the local offices that you we can say yeah. We want maga- candidates but there's this thing in between us and the maga- candidates called the rmc well in some ways. You know both you. And i look at missouri. I'm helping your endorsed eric. Writings right. that is a candidate who this talisman is not a big fan of right and that's how we and for those that's impacted for people at home call. You support financial support publicly. You support these candidates and it's been proven tom. Go back to twenty ten. We'll out of the oldest management republicans lost and. We're take out taken by the tea party. But eric cantor and others dot is what happens when the movement comes out and the movement is still able to make a huge difference in this country a huge difference and i think that's i think that's going to continue to happen and we who humbly the leaders of this movement. You're obviously all under the leadership of president trump. We've got to keep pushing because if we stay silent establishment. That's when we
Who Is the Heir Apparent of the MAGA Movement?
"Now somebody asked me recently. You're who is the era parent in the maga- movement and obviously you know make sense down juniors heir-apparent then but if you look at the figures in american history i guess has the guys are bobbling up right of the history. Look lincoln look at teddy. Roosevelt look at fdr moved right and then and then you know in some ways lbj. Kennedy's stuff to say so short that lbj and reagan. There's never been really a a logical error parent if you look at all of them. There was nobody who grabbed the mantle. And that's fascinating. I'm next yeah. Each one of them was their own man very much represented their own think right and then what came after. Somebody's was was a redux to the future to the past otherwise was it was into the future but it was not. Oh i am now linking number two or teddy roosevelt number two or regular h.w. Bush one that idiot election off thousand percents Off the back of ronald reagan. Bush was not yet if it is jack kemp who who was up against h. w. for the mary she was the more logical heir-apparent totally toronto. Let's be honest. As far as i'm concerned he was a bureaucrat. There's no there's no. There's no senior bush brand you don't think bush's is not right and remember. That was a bitter primary and eighty between the tool very famous. Paid for this. Mike a so. That's very real so again. I think as we look at this time and we we are so lucky that president trump continues to be the leader of the republican party movement. In this country it is. We need to be appreciative of having this larger-than-life leader in our historic moment
Democrats Can't Decide What's the Narrative of the January 6th Events
"When they listen to show because they can't settle on a narrative because they can't decide if they want to stake the claim that this U S soil since 9 11 by a bunch of planned, violent extremists have been violent the whole time, therefore be attack against every trump supporter because they want to associate everyone with some of the violence that happened on that day, right? That's so they don't they don't know if that's going to be the better narrative to indict half the United States population or is the better narrative because Donald Trump might run again? That it was definitely Donald Trump, who did it. It was a largely peaceful rally. Until that point, you get that. Do you understand that? Does that make sense? You got to get that before we move on because they don't understand. What they're basically doing is they're balancing two competing narratives, both of which, factually can't be correct. It was either a planned insurrection or Donald Trump instigated it. You can't have both of those stories don't make sense, right? Again. I know the coins begun in 11, even though you know, semi reasonable Democrats are like, Yeah, well, you know, he's kind of right. You can't have both of those things at the same time. The semi reason it's a very small portion. Maybe 001% But they're trying to determine which one of those narratives does the most political damage. Do we want to make sure Donald Trump's political career is over and that we destroy him and make him public enemy number one? Satan incarnate. He incited this. Write him. He didn't him alone so that he can't run again. Is that more important? Or is it important to destroy the reputations of anyone who voted for Donald Trump and associate them with some of the things that happened on January? 6th by saying No, No, this was planned. All these Maga people knew about it.
We Have to Focus on the Local and Federal Elections at the Same Time
"Folks. I talked about parallel tests in the beginning of the show How we've got to get some truth about what happened about 2020. While also simultaneously fighting in 2022 2022 president, Trump said it himself he was on. How did he last night talking about the importance of 2022? Why do you think he's going out on the trail and fighting for Maga candidates of these races because he thinks it's a waste of time. Of course not. He doesn't waste this time. He's not stupid. First time the guy ran for office he ran for president. He won Must be doing something right? Developed a huge following nearly 90% loyalty in the Republican Party. But it's not just parallel tests there. It's parallel tasks on the on the election level two and on the subsidiarity level. In other words, what I'm getting at is we have to focus locally. Sadly, folks, one of the things that's always puzzled me. One of these anomalies of the election process is elections that matter. More people vote less and elections that matter. Less people vote more. It's bizarre, but but think about it. I'm not making this up. Your vote as a function of pure mathematics. Is more impactful and means more at the local level. You vote in your H O A. You vote in your local school board. You're one of 305 100. Maybe 5000 votes. So one of 5000 clearly is a greater number than one of 200 million or whoever people vote in the presidential election. 152 where many people show up, right? Simple math. Yet the bizarre thing is more people go and show up for these presidential elections, then show up for their local school board. It's one of these paradoxes. We have to change
Episode 210 2019 After the Fall of New York - burst 14
"They climbed the wall to get out of this complex. And there shorty immediately and come with me guys. I know the way they jump over that wall they climb over the but then there's the year acts just kind of opened the gate and walk through massive open the whole time they just want to make it. Look cool wasn't even slightly locked. Yeah i saw super richard mulligan accidents more like pirate. That helps you. What would that sound like. I can't do a good richard. Maga will work on that it sort of christopher lloyd from taxi a little bit. Yeah but i'm not gonna attempt that here but they immediately escaped to the sewer again. That's like go chant. Can't get those guys out of the they end up. I guess getting upon Now a mutant little person village. Oh brother also about the sewer thing. I guess you get production value. Because it does. They probably didn't have to do much you know. It's just the sewer. That's what we're supposed to be imagining here. I just can't imagine having like an expensive camera alike in a sewer where there is waterfalls and even if this is not an active you know maybe this is like a storm sewer rather than like a wastewater sewer which i assume or two different things even ask gross. You know what. I mean. I get it but i mean you know. It gives us a chance to girls t shirt wet. So least there's that thanks
Rioters Set Fire to Federal Courthouse in Portland
"There was an insurrection. Yesterday in portland antifa the pro fascist terror group antifa that stands for anti fascist folks. Come on now. what did i tell you. Every time the left they they're they're good at names. Divas a pro fascist. They only call themselves. Anti-fascists ca stupid people in the media. Believe they're dopey title so yeah. There was an actual insurrection. Last night in portland. You won't hear anything about it because there were no trump supporters involved in this. But here's a video and a place. There's not much sound to it. So i'll have to talk over a little bit but they literally tried to do. I hate that word. They tried to burn down the court house and portland last night. Check this out. This is just fascinating why it's not a front page story in the new york times washington poster at these other legacy media outlets. Why why are we not seeing the story. There's an actual fire here as you can see in the video a fire in the front of the portland. Courthouse that the antifa people were trying to set while there were people inside now joe last check. That's really not a good idea. That's very dangerous. And i highly recommend nobody ever do that now. Why that's not a story again is quite obvious because if there was one person a maga- hat it would be all over the front page of the news.
Federico Klein Arrested: what we know about the Capitol riot
"We now know that in the mall that stormed the capital on january six pushing into the building in fighting. The police was at least one trump political appointee an active employee of the trump state department on that day. His name is federico klein. That's his picture there. He's forty two years old. He was until his resignation on january. Twenty first of this year a special assistant in the bureau of western hemisphere affairs klein entered trump's orbit tech analyst on the two thousand sixteen campaign he then joined the state department as a staff assistant with the trump transition team. According the fbi affidavit as of january sixth the day that this all went down insurrection. Klein also had an active top secret. Security clearance that same sixteen page f. b. i. Affidavit published today by the new york times reveals. That klein was present in some of the most grisly violent odd setting scenes at the capitol on january six. This image captured by surveillance. cameras shows. Climb in the red maga- hat along with other members of that insurrectionist mob entering a tunnel that leads to the doors the capitol building. You might remember. The police were stationed at the entrance. Desperately trying to use their bodies to keep them about body camera footage shows. That klein himself pushed his way to the front of the crowd. That is the trump administration official in the mob pushing his way to the front of the crowd physically and verbally engaging with officers attempting to stop the invasion it also captured klein violently shoving a riot shield towards the officers pushing it in between doors so they couldn't be closed. Federico klein continued to fight to breach the police line and enter the building. According to the affidavit until an officer deployed a chemical irritant spray also identified client in this publicly posted video from january. Sixth the trump administration official. Who still official. When you're seeing him here you'll see him in the center your screen and the red cap dark green jacket with his back to us. You may recognize that we've shown you pieces of the seen before because in the scene the mob violently tries to break through the police line at the entrance the building and you will hear climb it trump administration official encouraging members of the mob to come forward as reinforcements. I i i. A mob violently attempting to invade the capital. Stop the peaceful transfer of power. And that man frederick climb according to the fbi seen. They're on camera saying we need fresh people to help with the invasion on the day he's still working for the state department later on that same video. The fbi notes that we see further violent action from climb. You can see on the right side of your screen here pushing and shoving with the mob trying to break down the line police. Blocking the doorway the capitol right up against the officers right jailed. And he's visible again just a few minutes later. Struggling with officers pushing back with the shield is they keep trying to disperse the rioters attempting to stop the peaceful transfer of power sign was arrested yesterday. Charged with multiple felonies including assault on police officers interfering with police during civil disorder and obstruction of an official proceeding. New brief court appearance today conducted by phone. He was advised at two of the six charges. He's facing carry a maximum sentence of twenty years in prison. The fbi found interested federico klein thanks in part to tip from the public and the included his photo in a seeking information list posted online. They were able to verify identity and details about his actions through social media and videos like the ones we just showed you but there are still a lot of questions about other individuals involved in the attack on the as well as the organization and planning behind it fbi's investigating whether foreign governments groups are individuals may have funded extremists who helped plan and execute the january six attack fbi sources telling nbc news that the bureau is examining payments of five hundred thousand dollars in bitcoin apparently by french national two key figures and groups in the alt-right before the riot kind of weird also know the fbi collected thousands of phone and electronic records connected to people at the scene of the rioting including many records from the members of congress and staff members. Who were there. That day. Senator sheldon whitehouse and several fellow. Democrats have called for senate ethics committee. Look into the behavior of the republican colleagues. Tech josh hawley. In relation to the events of january six and today democratic congressman. Eric swallow of california actually filed a lawsuit. And it's the second lawsuit on this on these actions. This lawsuit accuses former president. Donald trump his son. Donald trump junior republic rudy giuliani republican congressman mo brooks of alabama of violating federal civil rights law and local incitement laws with their speeches at that rally near the white house in the morning of january six lawsuit. Alleges the capital attack was quote a direct and foreseeable consequence the defendants false incendiary allegations of fraud and theft and indirect presponse. The defendants calls for violence.
"magas" Discussed on CRUSADE Channel Previews
"And he's one hundred percent right. last night. he torch this entire movement. he he He absolutely torched it saying. Yeah is this was going to happen. This was going to take place is what he wrote. Richard grenell and a few other prominent maga people are crusading against critics of the gop embracing transgender. Durham as normal and healthy framing position as bigoted. It's therefore evident on some social issues. Trump's gop is further. Left than before. Like i said we were faced with a choice. Keep us safe from the federal government and keep babies alive but in exchange. You're going to have to open the door to transgenderism you're gonna have to open the door to sodomy. Those are gonna be accepted values in the gop and a lot of said all right. I guess you know we keep him babies alive. Yeah is the government off my back. Yeah well he continues. It's hilarious because liberals viewed trump's. Gop is this. Ultra societal conservatism. Which is simply not true. Meanwhile for all magas talk of the culture war they're adopting socially left positions and reframing them as moderate their shifting the overton window. Gop can magas open to gays to gay conservatives as gay conservative an oxymoron. isn't that kind of an oxymoron. Meaning a side of my concern is sodomite conservative and what they will. I'm fiscally every time i hear this. I wanna throw my head through a window. Well i'm fiscally conservative but socially liberal. Then you're a liberal. You're not a conservative or liberal. Because when it comes down to it babies families the things that society is built on. You don't give a crap about them. You're all about selfish modernity Tax cuts pedro continues. Trump's gop predominantly maga figures are engaged in cancel culture to intimidate detractors into shutting up you either embrace trump brand lgbt. I'm gonna put 'em a p q ideology or bigoted and you get left behind. Okay so perhaps at an asterix to quote unquote. America cancelled as a new war And that's what i said. That's the title today show in order for maga flourish. The church has to be sacrificed..
Joe Biden speaks to Saudi Arabia's King Salman
"The us president. Joe biden has spoken by phone with king salman of saudi arabia as the white house resets. The relationship between washington and riyadh ties between the two countries have become significantly closer during donald trump's time in office but this has been further complicated by matters following the murder of the journalist. Jamal khashoggi a us report due to be released shortly is expected to implicate the king's son crown prince mohammed bin salman offer more. I'm joined by bill. Law a middle east analyst and editor of arab digest and a regular voice on twenty. Good morning bill your morning. Let's examine straight away. What do we know that was in this. Coal between the us president the saudi king issues that perhaps saudi doesn't really want to talk about. What actually what's interesting about. The call is that the president touched on three issues. One was human rights. Any specifically single Jane elliott loon. The women's rights activist. Who has been released from prison but still has a severe restrictions on her The second is warned. Yemeni americans have made clear that they want this war to end and the third was security reassuring king solomon that america has saudi arabia's back. And of course that is important particularly given the situation with iran and mr biden's desire to return to the jcp away and interestingly as well his secretary of state tony blinken conversation with his counterpart flies. Open fought hand the saudi foreign secretary. He said pretty much the same thing. He didn't mention the. Jane elliott little but he talked about human rights. He talked about yemen and he talked about security. So the question is is these attempts to reassure as well as depress on the fronts. That biden wants action on or is this basically setting things up for this report that will be released and appears to be naming. The king's son magas oman instrumental in the killing of dramatic hollywood v. a everyone waits and most of all i think the saudis holding that brett i think that The in of the relationship between the united states in saudi arabia look. Saudi arabia is a key ally in the middle east for america. I don't know that biden wants to push very very hard in terms of doing down. How hotline as as some have suggested. I do think he wants to see some serious behavioral changes and he's using the issue of human rights as a way of achieving net.
Cancel Culture: Slaying the Fox Monster
"We're going to cancel anybody. We disagree with cancel. Culture now has permeated every single part of our society. Sadly i predict it's only gonna get worse. Silence more dangerous voices. You know sean hannity. Maybe you're onto something in advance of an impeachment trial of ex-president on the grounds of inciting insurrection. There is growing sentiment for the cable. Channel that most amplified donald trump's ravings to be held accountable as well in the past week. The new york times washington post mother jones variety and cnn. All entertained musings about fox. One way or another being shunned from polite society. Washington post media columnist. Margaret sullivan declared quote corporations. That advertise on fox. News should walk away and citizens who care about the truth should demand that they do. Such is the post insurrection. Comeuppance zeitgeist after the january sixth riots mainstream social media rid itself of donald trump and thousands of other conspiracy theorists twitter. Dropped more than seventy thousand accounts devoted cunanan single day likewise partner. The extremist heavy twitter clone lost. it's internet host. Republican members of congress suddenly lost sources of campaign funds and donald trump himself lost crucial business relationships. Cancel culture sean. Well yeah more or less and so in this hour. We address two questions first. What if fox news were to be neutralized or at least radically ostracized and secondly in a democratic society in which free speech is foundational. Is that an outcome. We really want. Both questions are premised on the belief that whatever fox has been since one thousand nine hundred ninety six launch a megaphone for wedge issues fearmongering lies conspiracy theories culture. Wars has poisoned with sleep. Mutated it's no longer just an argument with the left. It's explicitly a safe space for insurrectionists and all those who imagine themselves under the heel of tyranny tens of millions of americans have no chance there are about to be crushed by the ascendant left. These people needed defender. You need a defender. Why is no one defending them. That was tucker carlson. One day after the storming of the capital which according to angelo kerosone president and ceo of the left leading advocacy group media matters for america exemplifies the channels dark and treacherous turn. They know that a part of their audience especially tucker's with this idea genocide that white culture is in some way being replaced in decayed and they are trying to appeal to that and they're warning them. They're coming for them. It's a political plain and simple. It's now standard operating procedure in the democratic party. Are you or have you ever been a supporter of donald trump on put a scarlet letter tv on supporters. This is a slippery slope. Are people going to say. We're not going to sell you a car. A republicans. we're not gonna. We're not going to issue you a mortgage conservatives. I mean how far does this go. And you listen as the geniuses explain how the single biggest threat to country isn't chinese. Hegemony or even the coming hyperinflation. Pretty much uncertainty now. Which was one hundred percent caused by elite mismanagement of our economy. But no let's not talk about that. The real threat is a forbidden idea. It's something called that's carlson. Dismissing worries about cunanan a cult dedicated to dismantling government filled with pedophile cannibals. Which is something of a departure from historical conservative values of states rights fiscal responsibility a strong military and self reliance because you know cannibals. The last year in particular is when it certainly seemed as though the cauldron of him and lies. That fox news had been boiling boiled. Over and i think it affected. Everybody's lives i with kobe and all the misinformation and how they influenced the public health response and then in the aftermath of the election. An how they kind of built the framework that really helped undermine the results in the minds a so many of our fellow citizens and after the rage it had helped fuel finally materialized into violence. Did fox hole back humbled in jason over. Its own dark power. No just last week. Here was fox news founder. rupert murdoch. Australia denouncing not insurrection but cancel culture is rigidly enforced. Conformity didn't better. I circled central me. A straightjacket on sensitive -tuni- people have fought too hard in too many places for freedom of speech. To be suppressed for this awful woke orthodoxy murdoch's denunciation of political correctness was widely interpreted as a vow not to cave either to the bleeding hearts or to the even fringe ear conservative channels like newsmax and one american news where many maga- fateful fled on election night. When fox was the first call arizona for joe biden in the aftermath the perennial ratings leader skidded at least temporarily to third place in cable news and for now. Murdoch is steering into the skid. Npr's david folkenflik reports by taking even more news fox news one of their top news. Anchors martha mccallum. She was shifted from seven pm prime evening slot to three pm in the afternoon. And that is a major opinion our and let's be clear conservative opinion. Our among those auditioning is maria bartiromo an anchor. Who has made a lot of unfounded. Unhinged claims here's one from let's just for the sake of argument except that fox news channel has not only crossed a line but defiantly stayed there and thus the chorus of calls for boycotts by its advertisers and of its advertisers in order to starve the beast in the interest of full disclosure in other spaces. I myself have called for that very thing. This happens to be the work. Kerosone media matters has been undertaking. Four years with mixed success. One of the big efforts was a campaign to get either glenn beck to be less destructive or ultimately fired and that's exactly what happens on the other hand or recently advertisers have sled tucker and laura ingram they have lost about half of their paid commercials they used to have more than thirty commercials show now the average between fourteen and sixteen and even though they've lost money obviously they're still on the network and they
"Days ago. We observed the thirty fifth anniversary of the space shuttle. Challenger's bush in the killed seven brave astronauts and a chance to actually get into that. I just thought it kind of bring the room down and it would it. Would basically a habit gets reflect back on the failure that the shuttle program eventually became. I'm man i'm and it's arguable. That the shuttle missions were a failure but it just Conversations before with people who said it's the equivalent of taking a bus out of the garage. Hang around the earth a couple times. That's all it was but you know it was interesting. At least the space program had something going on at the time. And i thought it would. I even met a shuttle astronaut Good guy Just that by the time We had a conversation on a cable channel about moon landing in. I didn't like each other afterwards. And i i didn't. I didn't wanna cause trouble with him. In fact he was just an amazing astronaut. Let's astronaut my god guys space. You know pro. You know again. I look at astronauts. It's like i. I'd look at a veteran. Or i look at a soldier who fights. I mean they got more than i do. I sit studio. And gripe all the time but i just you know. I was amazed by The he was not my first astronaut. I've met a few Never met buzz aldrin or ordeal armstrong. Or anybody like that. A few shuttle astronauts. I've i've met a former nasa. Well no i interviewed chuck cernan but i was never. I interviewed him over the phone. So i i don't know i just have an affinity for space i i i love it because of course i love the topic of aliens. Ufo's avi lopburi more. We come on. Space travels amazing. I mean we'd star trek star wars. These are things. I really like And you know noticing too. I grew up in utah. Where more than fire call was twenty miles away thirty miles away from where i lived and this is where the rings were made for the space shuttle program of course the failed challenger explosion was because of the ordering problems were more than thiokol and only two failures in the whole space shuttle program where people were killed. Astronauts were killed. No real new information though. That was out there and You know and we kept being promised this was just you know the shuttle program was going to be used to not only take the bus out for a dry but it was also going to be used to go to the space station and bring astronauts food and stuff and now well for the longest time we were contracting russia. We're having a deal with russia to send astronauts to the space shuttle to the space station to well actually said food to the space as well and i thought why are we relying on russia in and this whole nonsense about how russia was our enemy and everything. They're our enemy. Why are they helping us with our space program. Just didn't make any sense. But yeah i mean looking back at our field. Space programs is important. Indicate that president. Barack obama crippled dass his efforts to send astronauts beyond low earth orbit. When obama came into office. he didn't want a number of other. Presidents have done to determine their goals for nasa. He formed a presidential commission to study the space agency and then he came up with some recommendations so he you a committee the committee. You basically. you're saying well. I think there are far more important things. We need to invest our money. And so i'm gonna cut your budget. You know basically what area. We're gonna bring you altogether. Cut your budget. So you're going to have to deal with you know whatever that's all it's been cutting budget and budget cutting and and And so that's why you have now space x that's why you have You know these other companies visas and others who want to do space because you know space has been neglected. The budgets have been neglected in our government for some time but we had a lot of conservative presidents like george w bush and of course donald trump. Who said yeah. We're all the speech program. Let's get it going. And the reason why is because there's brooke obama once said and this is one of the reasons why he basically said no to you know exorbitant budgets for space. He says well. You know spaces. In america. First issue. And we should be more universal. We she wore. We wore worldly with our concepts in our conquest of space. We need to do you know we didn't do it all together as a world. It's a it's a world bring people together in a world government or world philosophy. I think reagan kinda hinted to what he said. You know our differences worldwide would vanish. We were facing an alien threat from outside of this world but that was an alien threat. That was the idea that if there were aliens out there wanting to eat us then we would certainly band together as a group. I mean that's what independence day was all about right. See the independence day. Movie or armageddon were nasa saves the day. You know it's time and time again. We get told it. Our space program is amazing. Well yeah they do amazing things. But it's not as amazing as it used to be. I mean lockheed. Martin ceo norm augustine Headed up the augustine commission during the obama administration actually was named after maga sanofi headed up with the. It's called the augustine commission and basically they returned with a set of recommendations after few wants convening during the obama administration so the commission found the program then in existence project constellation was not execute under any reasonable
The Blood Libel Accusation with Magda Teter
"I'm jason leg. And i'm joined today by magden tater to talk about the history of the blood libel accusation and its continued relevance listen in for a wide ranging conversation about the history of the blood libel its origin in mediaeval europe and how it has transformed over the centuries and what it tells us about misinformation and how it spreads magdi. Tater is professor of history and the fiddler chair of judaic studies at fordham university. She's the author of numerous books. Most recently blood libel on the trail of an antisemitic. Myth which will talk about today. The blood libel is one of the long-standing false accusations against the jews. It is the myth in different variations and incarnations the jews murdered christian children and used their blood for various rituals. And it's obviously patently false but somehow people still believe it. And it has persisted. Across nearly a thousand years from medieval england to nazi anti semitism and beyond we can see the ways in which the imagery of the blood libel and it's false narrative persists even in new reconfigured forms like the conspiracy theories of cunanan as mark the these accusations across the centuries and different places and in different times became a vehicle for different anxieties about jews and about people's lives at large. And so we can see the blood libel in a certain way as a mirror of the fears that people had not just about jews but about all sorts of issues nevertheless the blood libel is not just a relic of medieval superstition. Or something like that. It's something which has changed with the times and which in many ways has piggybacked off of new technologies and new developments and this is one of magdi key arguments which is that. It's the printing press that enabled the proliferation and persistence of these false myths and disinformation which when published allowed them both to spread more widely. And also give these false accusations in air of quote unquote respectability because the existed in print in the first place and so this allows us to think deeply about the role of media technologies both image evil and early modern europe and also more recently with things like the radio. The newspaper even the internet as avenues. Not for the spread of information but rather of information. Thank you so much for listening in to this conversation. I hope that you'll check out. Magas book blood libel and also the accompanying web site the blood libel trail dot org where you can learn more about the book and also check out some really fascinating maps and other media about the anti semitic myth of the blood libel. Thanks again for listening. Hi magda welcome to the podcast. Hi jason thank you for having me. This is such an interesting topic. It's i think unfortunately very relevant to talk about bible accusations. Yes unfortunately i'm a scholar of premodern history and we always want to be relevant. But as i always said be careful what you wish for. Suddenly my book became quite rather than to although when i started. It was an academic exercise. Yeah i mean. I think that we are going to get to the question of the ways in which the historical blood libel accusation is still very relevant today but before we do that i think it might be useful for us to think kind of really brawley. What actually is the blood libel accusation manafort putting it into the context of thinking about how this is similar or different to other kinds of accusations that we see throughout history thinking about for instance the accusation of decide the accusation that jews had murder jesus and then also things like the accusation of the desecration of the host the totally kind of bizarre accusation. That jews would steal the the wafers from the church. You're right blood. Libel is one of a series of accusations against jews that emerged in the middle ages. And it's one that has relevance today decide was a theological belief and obviously accusation but became embedded as a believe and maybe then projected onto jews causing violence especially during easter. But it was so to speak a victimless crime. Every year whereas a number of other accusations emerged in the middle ages justice christianity catholicism where also solidifying certain and defining certain types of buildings and then there were also libels that emerged in moments of crisis such as epidemic. So poisoning of wells for instance. So blood libels one of the three medieval accusations. The so-called ritual merger. Acquisition are. Although i prefer to call it murder liable. But it's an accusation that emerged in twelfth century that claim that jews killed christian children to reenact the passion of jesus so that connects to the this site as it projection onto contemporary jews and reenactment that emerged in england and then in the thirteenth century it emerged in a new way on the european continent. And that's when it became blood. Libel that shoes killed christian children to obtain their blood. Although the very first accusation claimed of perhaps some other kind of form of cannibalism of eating a heart or something like that they reason why blood became so central is that this was the moment when the catholic church in the thirteenth century has affirmed the dogma of trans substantiation that is the communion wafer that was consecrated by a priest during mass turned into the actual body and blood of christ therefore blood becomes central motif in christian worship. So this is a moment where we have this both the transformation of the murder liable into blood libel of killing but the purpose of blood but also the emergence of not their occupation that you mentioned day host the secretion accusation that jews obtain steel by the consecrated wafer and then tried to stab it to obtain the blood of christ and both are connected in the sense that the blood becomes a even because jews cannot make their own consecrated way for they needed this blood of the innocent christian to be added to mater effectively making it into both the body and the blood of christ night but a accusation that jews stole the consecrated wafer then desecrated and blood flowed dot accusation kind of waned and disappeared after the reformation the blood libel and the murder liable kind of continued the life of their own. The reason for is is that they are related to deaths of children and to some perhaps victims perhaps accidentally killed drown children so it becomes a very intimate actually charge because it involves a death. Having a way for stabbed doesn't sound as unless you really believe what this way for means but accusing someone of a child. That may be found dead on sometimes. It wasn't even body that may have been somebody's child that becomes a very kind of an intimate accusation and very embodied accusation even that transformation from the murder libel that is of reenactment of the passion of christ which emerges at the moment when christians are beginning to liturgically focus on the passion of christ. So you think about jews and reenactment and all that stuff but the transformation to the blood libel shows you that this begins to be a very malleable accusation that can change depending on needs and the needs to came that connection between the new liturgy and the new theology of the blood and body of christ in the thirteenth century
Catfishing Capitol rioters? There's a dating app for that
"Detectives who were trying to track down people who were involved in the capital insurrection, and that story is developing because now the detective work Is spreading Femi to dating Abbs. Tell me about that. Some of the big dating platforms have filters that you can apply so that your match with someone who who shares shares your your worldview worldview so so uses, uses, for for instance, instance, can can filter filter out out potential potential dates dates of of my my ever ever agree agree or or disagree disagree with with their their political political starts starts here, here, say. say. Caps Caps like like OK, OK, Cupid Cupid hinge hinge and and Bumble Bumble haven't haven't sort of political filter. That's good background to know Elia's tweet him Sneeze a first name. Aaliyah's Tweet came out a little while ago and she says that I dozens of men on D C dating apps right now, who were clearly here for the insurrection attempt some state directly. Others are obvious from Maga clothing location. Toxic section Is this information, useful tool for law enforcement? Other people jumping, Allison says. She knows people who are matching with Magda Bro's on bumble and they're bragging and sending their pics and videos off them off the capital Riot, and then she screamed, grabbing the Amazon even to the FBI JC comments. This is the best possible use of a dating app. Before everybody gets super excited about this. Um I would say, honey trap detective work. Bumble steps in on Thursday says we have temporarily removed our politics filter in the U. S to prevent misuse. Don't worry, it will be reinstated in the future. Oh, my gosh. I admit this
"magas" Discussed on The Michigan update from MiMAGA.com
"I just think that with all that messaging and hammering the socialism and the socialism that forty eight to forty nine percent of people are okay with that maybe more fifty percent more majority of people in georgia could be okay with socialism. And that's a very scary thought. And and i don't know if that the case in michigan if we're getting closer to that we're not but it sure feels like at times but this runoff is a clear indication of where we are right now and it is that social has socialism is at our doorstep and we have to be very careful. Because if it's not this election cycle it could very well be the next one. I know that the next election cycle. There's a good chance we could take back the house and kind of stem the tide but We gotta get there first and that. Is this georgia runoff tomorrow. So it'll be very interesting. I know they said like three million absentee ballots. Another major issue that needs to get dealt with when this is all over but You know it's it's going to be very interesting. And i'm sure they're going to be counting well into the week. I wouldn't be surprised if this is another one of those. Wait until the end of the week to see what happens but Either way the results of this are going to be monumental and then the next day right after january. Six the electoral college meets. And that's when we find out what's going to happen. We're we're gonna know everything's going to kind of come to a head we're gonna find out vice. President pence is a trump guy or not trump guy. We're gonna find out who in the congress is with us and who was against us and a lot of questions that all of us a are maga conservatives. All the questions. We have are going to get answered on wednesday. We're gonna find out who's on our side and who's that we'll see if we get lucky. It's gonna be a long shot but i'll tell you the fact that this started with a couple of house people and has evolved into being what they're saying as many as one hundred and forty that tells you that something's going on that momentum is headed in the right direction. It's just too little too late as the question and we'll find out wednesday so between tuesday and wednesday. The direction of this country is going to get defined in ways that we may or may not like but at this point especially in michigan. We don't have a lot of choice. We have to sit back and watch and hope that in the end The maga conservative principles went out and Leffler and purdue are able to get those seats and were able to hold the senate and stave off the socialism and then pick up and get ready for twenty twenty two because it will come fast and there is zero time to rest when this is over. We've got to get at this and get ready because the socialists are at our doorstep. And if we don't fight now we may not have a country to fight four in two the these socialists. They do not need two years to implement their agenda. They've been working on it. Everything is in place all they need is the senate and as chuck schumer said. They take georgia..
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"The issue is these people. Don't see it as people don't see it that you can try to Okay here's a guy. Got talking about this. You can try. To appease the mafia the social justice wackos eventually. They'll come to your head. We have breaking news ear. And we're gonna talk about the georgia secretary of state. Brad ravage dr who is doubling down. He says it looks. This is from cal. Griffin of msnbc. He says it looks like our vice president. Looks like vice. President biden will be carrying georgia and he is our president elect. Well you better hope that he is. I does bread razzing car because he's got one of those names that you can't say without sounding upset. He's he is all in with the installation of sleep creepy. Joe you better hope. Do whatever god you praise you george. That that trump doesn't somehow get back in office which i still think he will because when he does who he is going gonna put every even if he does and he's gonna put everything behind. Get you booted at office. It's amazing but these people are doubling down. So let's move to the next thing team trump. what is team trump doing. Well his honor. America's mayor rudy. Giuliani will be appearing in michigan at six tonight At a from what. I've read it looks like it's going to be at the state. The senate oversight area the senate oversight committee room chamber. So that's happening today sean. Parnell is not team trump but this is election. Twenty twenty stuff sean. Parnell who is a part of that. Act seventy seven lawsuit in pennsylvania filed with the scotus last night to have his case heard. So we're waiting that like. I just moved like we just saw or said in georgia. Brad ryan is. He's doubling tripling down. The lynnwood and sydney powell are going to blow this thing. Wide open folks. They're going to blow this thing wide open. And i guess it's this idea that doug ducey's in arizona and and the rhinos in georgia that if we because we are politicians and things can happen to us because we're were representatives of the people ball. Did you never think.
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"On one part we have james o keefe a pretty much outing project there now. An project veritas outing. Cnn for the reality tv garbage that it is and It's it's actually kind of sterile because cnn leaks audio all the time. Most recently was the melania trump. Mrs trump's audio where. She was talking about christmas decorations. And it wasn't a problem. But cnn has this this I almost would you say would say like a little man complex. Because as soon as james o'keefe did it they'll way we're gonna call the police on you. 'cause you're a jerk like you kind of like how people reacted to me. Playing george strait christmas carols or christmas. So we'll talk a little bit about that and And also we have this article from the college fix where these are christian colleges right and i have to. I'll throw myself out there folks. I got my teaching ma teach. I went to teach in school at providence. College and rick pitino built a beautiful chapel on the campus of providence college. It's it is. It is a thing of beauty there But just like any of the big east catholic schools. They're really only catholic in name. Only and these catholic and christian universities have bent over backwards and twisted themselves into knots to try to appease the lgbt mafia inclusion diversity. Yeah well guess what. The gdp mafia wants to press the devout catholic joe biden. Which by the way none of this will really ever work. Because trump's not going to be in office. I mean biden biden's not going to be in office. I still believe that until trump says he's quitting. I'm not gonna. I'm not going to ex. I won't accept biden anyway. I've said it before. I won't accept biden anyway. However if they install him which. I don't think they will still think trump's Got a very good chance very good chance of retaining the presidency but their plan playing into vega plan. They're playing for whoever would be. You know whether it's sir joseph Of of valium prince valium. Joseph biden where He lost his mask by the way to meeting. The guy wants to put a mask. Mandate out lost his mask at meeting which was hysterical It'll be him or kamala harris or whoever and so they're gonna come after these christian schools and the point i'm making here is just like with the conservative inc media. Who's doing everything and then within their power whatever they can do to try and and joining forces link arms with the legacy industrial media complex saying trump bad trump. Give up biting good biden. Transfer of power. Yeah let's go. they're going to hate you to main. they're gonna hate you too. So these christian. Schools. what did you get. With hiring these social justice wackos. What did you get by piecing the mob. That's right nothing. You.
"magas" Discussed on Is The Mic Still On
"Group. Oh he said this up and our professional hearing his own. Fbi guy was antifa not a group. It's just an ideology and that's it and the president is to fucking stupid to up. This and his followers are also too stupid to accept this so once again you have the president. That's going on twitter and he is cheering on a group that is fighting a group that identifies as anti fascist and. I would really like people if you are a trump supporter that claim he's That claims to not be in support of racism or fascism. But you are anti anti-fascists. What does that mean. Put two and two together and attempt to use the few cells you have left to make four last grindstone. Yeah a double negative. But what does that mean. I don't hear what you said. Kevin when i said to be anti antifa is a double negative which means it's your fourth exactly expect. These people cannot figure that out. So if you are a trump supporter or a maga- supporter who claims to not be a supporter of racism. Look what your president is endorsing right now. He's cheering on proud. Boys who is a racist organization not like antifa organization. They are an actual organization hierarchy. They have a hierarchy. They have separate groups. Day aren't actual organization to budget to but launch. All people really need to one like pull your head your ass and really think about what's happening right now to liberals. Please stop pretending that all of this is going to stop. Donald trump is out of the office. That's what i was going to ask next. Think he's going to continue. Well do you think. Donald trump is going to continue to do what he's doing now once he's actually out of off. Yes i think there are a lot of dangers once. Donald trump is out of the office. he will be a little bit more free to rile these crowds up more than he did before. I would not be even remotely surprised if once. Donald trump is out of office if he doesn't go to jail or anything. I don't think he's going to. But i could see him. Starting up kind of group that has like racist underlying themes but he still makes it just open enough to were dumb ass. Black people can still join. You see what i'm saying. I could totally see him doing that. But this is not gonna stop and the thing is the new world order no well. A new order is is really combining a whole bunch of different world leaders. I don't know like like like the end wrassling. That's what i was hanging on a little bit round nine. I didn't i didn't watch just kind of like exactly what it sounds like to shake the system up. Oh that's what i mean. Yes i could. I could definitely see donald trump doing that. He has a lot of right now and he's going to continue to have a lot of power but my point is a lot of liberals are looking at this now. I just like. I said before for the past three four weeks that they're just like well. We got biden in. We're good and the fight is over and they're cheering in the streets. And i'm like you guys really don't get it. You really don't get it. This is not the end of the fight. These guys have been here. They've been around. They were just waiting for someone to show up and say it's time to fucking do some shit and now they're doing it they're showing up to protests and they're attacking you know counter protesters which no anti antifa people believe in anti-fascists. Done the same thing. Sure but again. I would rather stand behind someone that says. We don't believe in fascism and we're cracking heads than i would someone that says we believe in white supremacy and white separatist notions. And we're cracking martin. My next question to this topic is Why was black lives matter down there to counter protests why why not Kind of protesters typically show up. Yeah why would you. Why would you if you're if you have a group of white supremacist. Showing up to a place And they're just a lot of people will have this opinion of well. Let them do it. Just ignore them and it's not a big deal that's bullshit we've been doing that for a long fucking time. What makes it bullshit bullshit is just because you ignore something doesn't give it less power people have this idea if you don't pay attention to these groups than they go away and that's not true what what counter protesting does would you go down one. You're showing that you're not scared at you're not you're not scared of but you're also showing that there is opposition. A lot of this stuff to a lot of regular people is just words. They're like oh they're just talking. They're just saying things. No actively recruiting. If you could make language violent that would be it if these guys are down there. And they're recruiting other white supremacists. What do you think is eventually going to happen. They're not just going to talk forever. What starts happening. You have more dylann roof. You have more attacks counter. Protesting is very important to show. That this is not gonna go unanswered I know a lot of people have used this tactic of well. We're just not going to say anything and we're going to act like these things aren't happening and if you don't give them the attention then they'll stop screaming we've done that for decades and they're still here anything they're getting more powerful people showed up to you. Know the protests on opposites every time. It's not. It's not a for tat whenever whenever black people were when the blessed because he copied joke. But they are showing. Don't ever wonder why it's it's it's very historic black. People white people showing up just to hate member charlottesville remember charlottesville. Remember the guy who ran people over. Yes yeah counter protester see. I didn't see that as well No matter what you're there to protest talk about there's going to be some form of protest. You always it and i'm not talk about. Milk is bad all tickets to people with signs. Well i like milk and bug. I i feel that protests right all right. Oh fucking them up. Who was fucking up counter. Counter-protestors depressed boys. Yeah because they're they're prepared for this kind of thing. That's what they want and the thing is that that you know the the the running narrative is always well these anti fa guys always these little skinny white kids who can't fight true. It's true and i keep i keep talking about people. Being prepared motherfuckers are not prepared. So okay. let's let's identify. What would they protesting there protesting the fact that that the election was stolen from donald trump. Right so but everywhere saying that. That's not the case for part.
"magas" Discussed on Michigan Policast
"Oh yeah there's still a presidential campaign going on and even though Joe Biden is holed up in his basement and Delaware. He had a really really good week so today. I am asking all Americans masking every Democrat. I'm asking every independent domestic lot of Republicans the come together in this campaign to support your candidacy which I endorse to make certain that we defeat somebody who I believe and I'm speaking for myself. Now is the most dangerous president in the modern history of this country. We can't afford to let Donald Trump continue to endanger the lives and livelihoods of every American. And that's why. I'm proud to endorse Joe Biden. As president of the United States the spirit of looking out for one another can't be restricted to our homes our workplaces where our neighborhoods or houses of worship. It also has to be reflected in our national government the kind of leadership that's guided by knowledge and experience honesty and humility empathy and grace that kind of leadership doesn't just belong in our state capitals and Mayor's office it belongs in the White House and that's why I'm so proud to endorse Joe Biden for president of the United States. The message that I thought that was really powerful was Bernie Sanders in such a follow up interview with the Associated Press basically a message to his supporters saying hey look at suck it up and vote for this guy because the alternative is horrible and I think that's something that he's going to hammer harder and harder all the time and part of it is going to the Supreme Court. I think that's going to mean a lot to a lot of people. You've got Ruth Bader Ginsburg whose in her mid eighties. You've got Steven Briar. Who I think is eighty one years old two of the remaining members of the liberal wing of the court if Donald Trump replaces both of them during a second term. You've got a seven to conservative. Majority on the court that will last for decades. Yeah and it won't be a reasonable conservative. Yeah they'll be not easily be crazy people. You know the interesting thing I think about Bernie's endorsement is that Bernie shows. He has enough strength to really work with JOE and and have an influence on his platform. Same with Elizabeth. Warren I think but the splinter that Bernie Bros. Kinda brought to the democratic has now shrunk so that it's just among the Bernie people. Some of them are just purists. And they're not going to budge but like you said the Supreme Court that's just too important and you know what else What are the are? The cabinet. Picks are the the administration the people around Joe Biden. Joe Wasn't my candidate right. He wasn't my first choice. But we've called lust around him. He needs we need to see his VP. Pick as soon as we. Can I think and I want to hear him talking about his cabinet and the people around him because I think that is almost more important than Joe Biden. It would be nice to have a cabinet. That's actually competent again. Rather than turning the governor over to his son-in-law having Joe Biden turn it over to relatives and cronies completely would bring in some of the best the other thing I think is really important as both Biden and the rest of the party is reaching out to the Sanders Warren wing of the party even to the extent that President Obama was reaching out to them in the endorsement statement that he put out four Biden. I could not be prouder the incredible progress that we made together during my presidency. But if I were running today I wouldn't run the same race or have the same platform as I did. In two thousand and eight. The world is different. There's too much unfinished business for us to just look backwards. We have to look to the future. Bernie understands that and Joe understands that. It's one of the reasons that Joe already has. What is the most progressive platform of any major party nominee in history? That's a pretty point. Message it Obama's even running against Obama. Well he's right though. It's different times. I mean you know. Young people have come into ages like Abdul El-Sayed said a few weeks ago these ideas. These really progressive ideas are ascendant as we move through these elections were going to see more and more progressive ideas on the ballot. And they'll you know unfortunately be more really vicious pushback by people like the ones at that covert rally. I think America's moving in a more progressive direction and so we have to make sure that we get out the vote so we can overcome that you know the electoral process and we can elect Joe Biden and not Donald Trump. I think it's kind of frightening. The Democratic Party appears to be pretty unified this early going into the election. I'm not sure Democrats can handle that. I uncomfortable with it. I feel like it must be smoke and mirrors but I tell you what trump changed a lot of things he may. I mean certainly made me question everything that I thought. I knew presidential elections. I mean I you know obviously we all know you can lose the popular vote and still win the presidency. I mean the happened before we. We all knew that. But you certainly didn't think that a guy who was like trump would be voted for. I still shocked by that. I'm still shocked. He has supporters even more shocking. Something they pointed out on meet the press this morning. Chuck Todd had some polling and a year ago Donald Trump's approval rating was forty six percent since then he's been impeached and he's totally bungled. Cova nineteen his approval rating in the most recent. Gallup poll was forty six percent. Nothing's changed he still got his base his based doesn't give a damn And nothing's going to change it so it's going to be a turn out election. Which is why they are working. So hard to avoid things like vote by mail and voter suppression and all the other things that the Republicans are doing because they see that as their only chance to hold onto the White House before we wrap up one quick note choosed as the deadline for candidates for Congress and the legislature to file for the ballot in Michigan. I'M GOING TO BE WATCHING. Michigan's third district to see if independent Congressman Justin Amash files as a third party candidate for reelection or ops instead to run as the Libertarian candidate for president of the United States and gives up his congressional seat if he chooses the latter route he would be now. Ended THE LIBERTARIAN. Party convention which is officially scheduled for May twenty-first. But who the hell knows if they're going to have a convention on May twenty first or ever ammash also has the option to wait until July two files. An independent unaffiliated candidate for reelection to Congress because Michigan's laws are really weird when it comes to filing for office it's confusing but so is Justin Amash and along those lines candidates for Congress need a minimum of one thousand petition signatures to get on the ballot. Normally that's a breeze natural easy but this of course is an enormous time. I've heard rumors that there's a couple of potential challengers for Congress. Who Won't make it that they won't get their signatures. I.
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"Of the commercial services They like to take packages in suburban areas urban areas. But it's not as profitable for them to go into the rural areas and our rural residents That's their connection is through the postal service. This is the many reasons why it's important that the Democrats back Congress there are so many. There's like a really serious reshaping of America going on right now and The Democrats need to be in charge of that. When you talk the post you talk was shared by Ben Franklin for crying out loud. It's in the constitution that we have a post office. What's not in? The constitution is funding for a post office. So the way you kill something is you. Don't give starve to death. And what about the implications for all the rural communities? You know they have post office service but just barely. I mean there are a lot of places up north where you're walking to the end of a very long road to pick up your mail along with your mailbox is sitting there with a group of other mailboxes. Or whatever I mean. They consolidate those little mail drops. I just see this. As having greater implications and a ripple effect that could go on and impact so many other things. Extreme example of that is a letter mailed in Key West Florida to Fairbanks Alaska the goal for the post offices. Deliver it within three days. And they do it for fifty five cents. Try doing that with Fedex or ups can't be done. Covert nineteen better known as Corona virus has spread throughout the world. Information about children with this disease is limited but they are known to have had mild symptoms. Many organizations are responding accordingly depending upon their area..
"magas" Discussed on Michigan Policast
"To run the successful petition drive ending Gerrymandering in Michigan. Now the group is focused on the upcoming redistricting process and also a couple of Kovic related developments that could impact the process. One is making sure that we don't repeat the Wisconsin experience of holding an election where you have to risk infection in order to vote and the other is a possible delay in conducting the US census to shed some light on both issues. I talk with Nancy Wang. She's the president of voters and politicians. Nici let's start with first of all your efforts to expand voting rights in November. You're calling now for having the Secretary of State mail out ballots to every registered voter. Needs a change in state law. How do you read the prospects with that in the legislature? Yeah well I think right. Now we're kind of mapping all the different options right and that's certainly a path that I think would be the easiest one and it's within the authority of the legislature. And I'm hoping that. Bill come together at this time of extreme Crisis and and worked to change state law so that we can implement the most health protective way for people to vote in November as a result of proposal three in two thousand eighteen which voters not politicians supported very strongly. A lot of people are already voting absentee but it is requiring them to apply for a ballot clerks. Say they're ready for it for the most part. Is this next step. Do you think vital for the state of Michigan given the fact that right now subsidies I know in Lancet we have seventy seventy five percent navy voting already. Yeah but I think the problem is that it kind of that. Number will vary from municipality municipality and what we're looking at what we saw in Wisconsin is that you know you might not have a lot of people having to go. Vote and person in One precinct but then you might you know in other areas of the state right and so while we were looking at was just a real significant Concern about the health and wellbeing of all michigander. So we want to see the state do everything it can to make it as easy as possible for people to mow vote by mail and that means just you know getting mailed a ballot and then you can turn it however you want you can like put an back mailbox can Submitted to a dropbox or in a in person at your clerk's office But just to eliminate that that extra step of having having people have to return application for an AV ballot I think we'll bring in. You know more people into the melon voting and so that could potentially save a lot of lives and and so. That's the way we think the state should go. Let's switch over to the issue that voters not politicians really was created for that as redistricting and petition drives. You've got a situation now where you have another group with a petition drive that is trying to go to an electronic signature collection. If there's one thing you and I learned during that campaign in two thousand eighteen. It's tough collecting those signatures on paper electronic signatures makes it a lot easier. Is this something that you're going to be fighting for? I don't know about fighting for about one hundred percent behind them and I think it's a really exciting development. You know one of the things we were lamenting as you know during prop to is just. How ARCHAIC ARE A citizen? Initiative PROCESS IS AND. I think you know moving that pro- process Into the twenty first century will Allow people to exercise direct democracy You know that much more efficiently in our state and I think that's a great thing. One other issue on redistricting the digest come up that is the Census Bureau is asking that they be given a delay of three months in their whole process which would delay the reporting of state census figures back to the states until July of twenty twenty one instead of April of twenty twenty one that obviously directly impacts the redistricting process. Does a leave a Newt? Enough time for the new commission which has yet to be created to actually get his work done in time for the twenty twenty two election as the short answer is yes you know and I will say I saw that announcement also and I and I have different feelings about it on the one hand. I'm really excited that they asked for this. Extend Extension of time because you know the complete getting a complete count is so important for so many state programs and then the codependent and the fact that we are all you know staying at home. It's a huge wrench in the in. The census. Haram right like you. You can't do in person. Kind of door knocking to get people to. Fill out their census. So I think I'm all for them having more time to get complete count of people on the other hand as you point out has rippling effects so we don't get our census data for twenty twenty back Until July now twenty twenty one that only gives our citizens commission something like three months to draft the maps to have public hearings on them and then to finalize the maps and I will say though that that is enough time and the California. Twenty eleven commissioned show that they can do it in that kind of compressed timeframe but what that means to me with that tells me that groups like BNP you know the commission sector state will have to do a lot more prep work to get the public in the place where they can meaningful meaningfully. Participate once we're in that kind of that sprint that homestretch in late twenty s twenty one And to me that means like getting out in the public and doing a a mass public education campaign. Tell people okay. This is how the process is GonNa work on once we get the final census data. And here you know. These are the software tools that you can use on. We can use you know. Twenty eleven two thousand ten census data and kind of practice for many months to kind of get everyone comfortable with you know the concept of what it means to have a community of interest what it means to draw your own and and so that everyone including the public will be really ready to have that kind of sped up process of are maps using the twenty twenty cents to stay right now. Voters not politicians really focused on the sense as you're very concerned about a complete cat. What are some of the things that you're doing towards that end? Yeah so we've been working. You know we've been kind of Had close communication these many months with 'em Manet the Michigan Nonprofit Association. That's really kind of spearheading kind of organizing the statewide effort to get a complete count. They're working with You know census hubs around the state. I think there's thirteen of them. And then you know which are turn working with Your local community organizations Where we're doing is we're we've been trying to coordinate our messaging so that in our town halls when we talk about prop to you for example. We've been trying to emphasize the importance of everyone filling out their census in order to for us to get that complete count so that communities have their the their maximum they maximize their voting power. Right since Districts are Drawn around a whole populations of people. Not just your voting population and then you know that that data then goes into your dishing process and then ultimately on. It's important that people exercise their right to vote so just kind of weaving in the importance of filling out your census in order to exercise your franchise and then just recently We a protocol out to be. Mp volunteers to help with a phone bank so that we can reach out to thirty thousand Michiganders' to encourage them to fill out their census. This is just another example. Why how like the MP? Volunteers are so amazing. We put the cal out and then three days later we had gotten pledges from our volunteers to make those thirty thousand calls. So you know it's like surprise though. Yeah it's not a surprise but it still like assist it's amazing to me and So heartening and people really are their home. They're looking for a way to make a difference and This is one way that we could help the effort. We're really happy to do that. You're under a lot of pressure both internally and externally to have another petition drive for this current election cycle and ultimately decided not to do it as it turns out that was probably a really good decision because whatever you did would probably stopped in mid track right but before Kovic nineteen. You'd already made the decision not to get involved into a petition. Drive this cycle. Why yes so you know. In in nineteen. We were able to go through a long term strategic planning process. And we're trying to figure out okay. Like what role do we play in Michigan? You know how is the MP's strengths How can we put them to greatest use and definitely? I think we are really really strong with Mobilizing people from all across the state in doing something like you know a successful ballot initiative. But that doesn't mean we should undertake one every single cycle and so I think we're definitely looking at twenty twenty two. We were looking to take on an issue that is nonpartisan that resulted in structural democracy reform. I think we felt that for lots of reasons. There just wasn't that singular issue that we could do with success that really motivated volunteers and that we could do with kind of like the landscape that we were playing in for twenty and like you said as it turned out it was the right decision absolutely because it would have been a moot point after what happened in Wisconsin. You see the sense now that maybe the issue might take on is a universal vote by mail. Well Yeah we're taking that on right now And Not know for twenty twenty two. I mean for two thousand twenty. We're going to do everything we can to again to maximize the number of people in Michigan. That can vote by mail and our first choice and the choice that we think Our state should go in because it would protect. The most lives is the nil. Every single registered voter ballot. It's always a pleasure to see you. Thank you so much for joining us. Really patients that thanks so much well really nice to see you after our discussion with Nancy. A federal appeals court panel voted unanimously against a Republican Party lawsuit which was aimed at overturning. Michigan's landmark anti gerrymandering constitutional amendment. No word yet on whether they'll appeal to the supreme court but I would guess that they probably will and a personal side note. Nancy's husband is a trauma surgeon at the University of Michigan Hospital. So He's dealing with code. Nineteen every day. Our thanks on our thoughts are with him and all his colleagues as for vote by mail. There's another potential major complication. No Mail Service Post Office is running out of money. Republicans have been trying for years to privatise the post office by imposing ridiculous requirements regarding the funding of retirement benefits and now the post office says it could be insolvent by the end of September. Senator Gary Peters is working to keep the post office opened. We're going to have to make sure that we're providing resources as well as working with restructuring of the postal service so that continues to be vibrant. I agree we have to have a postal service. It's absolutely critical for this country. It delivers valuable medicines and information to folks and when you think about people who particularly rely on the postal service is in our rural communities many.
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"Know? The automotive sector has been important in Michigan. For some time we put the world on wheels one in three jobs directly linked to the big three and the automotive sector and so Having General Motors Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Ford Motor Company with US and supporting Michigan but also taking a stand for the first time in a joint statements that day. Believe me Larson. State's Civil Rights Act should be amended to prohibit discrimination at lesbian gay bisexual transgender and Queer. Both it is a significant step forward and cannot be undervalue. They know that employees should be judged for the job they do and not who they are and who they love. That is their focus. They see this. They know this they know Michigan needs to compete for talent. This is something they can take off the list when we're all successful by getting this done for the first time history which the website is if people wanNA sign or they WANNA shared on social media is fair and equal Michigan Dot Com and. That's all spelled out. There's no abbreviations no punctuation or anything just fair and equal Michigan all spelled out trevor time. It's always a pleasure to talk with you. Good luck can be well wall. Thank you thanks to Trevor Thomas for joining us and just for the record I did do some consulting for fair equal.
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"Walt for. Thanks for having me to be able to help. Spread the word you know. Cove in nineteen of course has impacted Michigan and the people and citizens and so many different ways that we can't imagine and so while fair equal missing again an effort to initiate law to finally protect tact. Lgbtq people for the first time in Michigan history while we need three hundred forty thousand signatures. We've always had a plan that was determined to mitigate risks. We had a plan to capture five hundred forty two thousand signatures through the canvassing model due to cove Ed We had to adjust plan. And you know I would have said. We were prepared for some of the biggest emergencies. But that's just not the case here. Nobody could have imagined a and so we immediately piloted through automated targeted calls and through word of mouth and social media the ability to sign a petition in the mail. Just with those in your own home that has worked okay but we need to scale bigger and so we thought differently in digital is the direction we win as another option. Now the system you're using is not unique. I happen to change insurance carriers for my home and car last week and when I signed up for the policy I did exactly what you're doing now with this petition was the same safeguards and I am now legally contracted with the Insurance Company to pay them and they're contracted with meter provide this insurance. You're using the exact same vendor. Yeah we are so focused on getting it right. The first time in one of those key decisions was the choice to go and sign the company for the electronic signature process. You know what I love about them is they have moved more than two hundred million from Las Vegas is signatures while meeting all global security standards so if they can be trusted by the US government to which they're contracted with. I think that they can be trusted in this process and they meet all these requirements such as a federal assign actor. You A are you. Eta which nobody's ever heard of but uniform traffic transactions act where these set the standard and they're mad every day by the team in Docu sign so it was so important when you think about privacy and when you sink out The potential of fraud that we go with a company that gets it right every day. The irony of this was actually docu sign. I think would be less subject to fraud than the system that we've had in place traditionally of paper petitions with signatures on a mets that is ripe for fraud. Although they do ever make every effort to keep it clean but the reality is with docu. Side is almost one hundred percent clean. I think that's absolutely right. I I I completely agree. You know what we can do. That is harder to do in traditional canvassing. Is that almost instantaneously wall? We can know ourselves if someone is registered to vote. Which is you know to be able to sign a citizen's petition. You've got to be eighteen or higher. You gotta be a US citizen. You got to be registered to vote in Michigan and so to know that those are confirmed immediately wall. We're reducing waste lowering costs and making it better for the citizens but I wanna be clear here. I am not interested in changing election in the future. I know there's a lot of I know. A lot of people have concerns on preceived. Both sides of the aisle we at Faren- Medical Michigan on Carlson. And I just WANNA come at that. We're making a legal argument. The ferronickel Michigan was impacted due to Cova nineteen. And this is what we're doing to make sure we stand time and we get the required number of signatures. How's it working so far only rolled this out in the last few days. Are you beginning to get results? Yeah we're going to be doing some updates you know. We announce just prior to that we were at one hundred thousand signatures. So let's say that was around main nine. I think we are now at one hundred fifty thousand signatures and growing. That doesn't mean we should slow down. We have five weeks year to be able to come up with another two hundred and fifty thousand signatures so we have a little bit of safety row and so anyone listening. If you could make Sharon your social media that you share out there the importance of fair an equal Michigan is doing and they just have to go to our website fair Nickel Michigan Dot Com. It's mobile friendly in tighter. Experience to sign will take you less than three minutes on the other side of the campaign of course was the support structure and you picked up three major major endorsements in the last few days. The Big Three automakers are with you. How did that come about in which I could mean for the campaign you.
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"If they have good credit they're going to get into debt. Probably just trying to move forward. So it's you know it's a tough situation. I don't think that the stimulus and I don't think that unemployment checks are enough for people who are going through this right now. One person is kept her eye on the ball completely and is really thinking. Forward has been congressman Olisa Slatkin. Who is thinking about? Well how do we avoid situations like we've got right now in the future specifically the lack of resources to take care of our? Our medical needs right now. We're so dependent on imported goods especially goods from China which are hard to get and she says it's really simple. We gotta do it like the military does it. And that's by American. It won't help us with today but the the goal is that we will never again be hamstrung by all of our supplies coming from foreign country. When it's really so important for certain items so I think this is absolutely an area where there's overlap there's a bunch of Republicans interested in co-sponsoring Bill. I want it to be bipartisan. Because I don't think anyone wants to be beholden to another country in order to get our nurses the masks that they need that's crazy and I'm from the Pentagon right I used to be at the Pentagon and there's a very clear buy American provision in law on military. Quit his. We never wanted to on another country for military hardware we should have those same buy American provisions on medical supplies. Well and I think another point to that. Is that our health in this country and our access to health care and it just the state of our healthcare providers in general that is also a national security issue. And it's kind of being framed that way by Elissa Slot Kim right now and I really appreciate that but I would also add that we need more than just by American make American. We also need redundancies in that supply chain. Because we've had times when there's been only one supplier in the United States who could provide something that was a key component? And it wasn't because they had the contract was simply because they were the only one manufacturing what we needed and so that's another thing to consider As we look at how. How do we really tighten up our our position here and make ourselves stronger against things like not only foreign actors but also things like these pandemics and a quick shout out to to the automakers for quickly retooling to produce the things that we need especially the ventilators? The General Motors is beginning to churn out already which I find remarkable. I spend only like three weeks since they decided they were going to start making ventilators and they're already shipping them Absolutely amazing for an automobile company the.
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"To you. I can't over three meals houses. You can't pay you can't by law. You can't have lawn fertilizer grass seed or what. Come on come on. My Lawn isn't gonNA paint itself. He's got the need for seed Christine. It was it was bizarre now. I I got a lot of these. People did have legitimate concerns about losing their income about losing the ability to do some basic things that we've all had to give up in society but a lot of or they're basically just because they don't like grocery whitmer. That's right to your first point. I think everyone can agree. There is some real suffering in play here in Michigan not just for people affected by covet in a medical way but for the people who are in their sheltering in place and abusive homes or they're living paycheck to paycheck and they're just freaking out about financial stability and even folks who maybe struggle with. I guess we call it spring fever but like seasonal affective disorder for whatever reason has to be outside or close to nature or whatever and they can't do what they wanna do or what they need to do so. I kind of feel for them. In that way. But this this cove alley thing was just a Dick Move. And they didn't promote liberty there at. They didn't do anything to raise awareness of any of the issues that you and I just talked about. They just promoted trump in open. Carry and that kind of thing and you know what while? Kobe made a comment about. Who are you blocking? What they were blocking was the hospital. If only the essential services are at work then you are blocking the essential services like the ambulances being delayed hospital. Workers were delayed interfered with the shift changed their there were some consequences From them all being there and they weren't. I think the political consequences that the protesters have wanted well. The irony of it was pointed out by governor. Whitman it One of her briefings. She did that. The people who were there protesting were actually raising the possibility of making this last longer in Michigan. We know that this rally endangered people. This kind of activity will put more people at risk and sadly it could prolong the amount of time we have to be in this posture. Amen to that the other thing too. I think we have to put in perspective. The polling shows consistently that the governor is supported by the vast majority of people in the State even though it's been very strict. The last pupil nationally showed that the overwhelming majority of people are afraid that the government's GonNa move to fashion reopening the economy. Well like always this really loud. Obnoxious Group of people are just a very small group. Compared to the rest of Michigan. They're very angry. I think they're driven by a lot of fear and a lot of feeling of being victimized. They're just a bunch of Harry back. Typhoid Marys running around increasing the attack surface for the virus now. And it's not representative of Michigan in general but it damages the rest of the state because what they did is so reckless. I mean you saw the cell fees of people cuddling up together so they could get out of their stupid little faces in one picture and no masks or anything like that So irresponsible who did one of those selfish cuddled up with a lot of people is running for Congress against the list of slot. He's one of the multitude of Republican candidates in the primary and he defended himself saying that was the only time that he took his mask off was well. Yeah it's it's just made no sense. The irony of this too is I think Whitmer really had the ultimate response. She's formed a coalition with other Midwest. Governors bipartisan coalition to Republicans and three Democrats to work is on a regional basis on reopening the economy. So she's working with the Republican Governors of Indiana and Ohio the Democratic Governors of Illinois and Wisconsin. So that they work in conjunction to do it in an orderly fashion. So you don't have people just crossing the border because once they got different restrictions on the other and I think that bipartisan response is really what was needed but let's talk about our friends in the legislature Apparently Mike Shirking decided that he is going to be taking his medical advice from Donald Trump and he wants to reopen the economy a lot quicker than the her authority to have an emergency declaration in Michigan. Emergency powers expire at the end of the month. And all the mutterings from Shuki especially but also from the speaker Lee Chatfield lead me to believe they're not going to extend her powers into May and we could very well be in a situation where the Republican legislature forces the end of these emergency measures at the end of the month. And I think all hell's going to break loose at that point well again you know. It's the minority. That really wants this. The Republicans in the legislature just behold into this chamber of Commerce and the Chamber of Commerce. They want their the members want their businesses open. So there's a lot of lobbying from the Michigan Chamber of Commerce. That's the chambers job. The Chambers job is not to look out for public health and safety. The Chambers job is to work for its members into make the most to help its members. Make the most profit right. That's not Lee Chatfield. Mike Schuck as job but they're are many there just in lockstep with the chamber so we're kind of stuck with that. I don't personally know how to fix that. I wish I did. I wish I had it solution for you. Know finding a way to communicate with these people and getting them to understand the majority of the people. Do not want this. But it's just based on ideology and not science or anything else and adding into this as well as the continuing national swell of support for Gretchen. Whitmer as a possible vice presidential candidate just on Sunday alone is a record the program of this morning she was on both. Nbc's Meet the press on CNN. With the with Jake Tapper. She's on the cover of Newsweek. This week talking about what is going on in Michigan as well this national attention is getting the Republicans attention. They're trying to knock her down now. They're already trying to compare to Sarah Palin which I find really offensive comparing whitmer with Palin They're both women. They're both first term governors. And that's probably the only two things you can compare them on. You know the fact that she's so high profile does give them an easy way to attack by saying she's only doing this to audition for the VP job. I don't think that's true. This whole thing has me thinking of back to the Y2K thing. And I was I I mean I'm kind of dating myself but it doesn't matter at this point. Yeah Yeah we're all so I was in basically tech support right so I was an it consultant and we did so much work to prevent problems win. The clock hit January. First two thousand and very few things happened. It was just kind of like a little beep you know and that was it and everybody said. Oh that was no big deal and the reason it was no big deal was because we all work our butts off. It was a very big deal but we prevented something you know. We'd prevented what everybody was talking about. Which was the worst case scenario? And so I think that these preventive measures are kind of the same thing but they're just out in the open more and people are like well. It's it's not so bad. We didn't need them. They don't really understand. I think the good that's actually being done. Because they just don't see it in the the partisan debate really doesn't help because it's all about positioning yourself for November. Which really does nothing to solve the problem Debbie Seven? I was interviewed on. Msnbc on Friday and she talked about what's going on in our state legislature something. She knows real well she was in our state legislature for more than a decade both in the Senate and the State House and she's just not happy with what you're seeing right now unfortunately the action's coming from the Republican leadership in the state legislature that appears to monitor fuel this on a partisan basis. You know we don't need this right now. We cannot afford this we are losing lives. We're losing livelihoods. We cannot afford anybody. Replaying partisan gangs with this right now and so I see this coming. Together of people legitimately frustrated. Getting wrong information. I believe from the president but then underneath that are those that are. I think trying to use it for political advantage at a time that to me. It's shocking actually that anybody would be doing that. When we're talking about American lives on the line and of course you had engulfed the partisanship is the great pumpkin himself. The man in the Oval Office on Thursday Donald Trump is saying well. It's going to be up to the governors and will provide backup support and all that and Friday. He's tweeting Free Michigan free. Virginia Free Minnesota just so happens three swing states that are run by Democrat governors. Seriously what the Hell is with this guy? You know we're dealing with a life and death situation here you know. It's bad enough. That ideology is playing a role here and these fringe elements are out there. Saying things like people are willing to die to keep this economy going. I don't really think that's true for a lot of people so that's one thing but then you have this enabler in office. Who's saying things like that? Like liberate Michigan. I mean it's. It's it's dog whistles. It's just causing more problems than it's helping in. He's unfortunately the president and he should be. You should be better than that. Of course he never has been. But you still can't believe I don't know why I continue to be surprised by the city. You've also got a to cheer situation with the Economy Right now. You've got one group of People. White collar workers basically who can telecommute for the most part which is thirty five forty percent of the economy? And then you've got people that have to show up at a job in order to collect a paycheck. Now I think a lot of this will be tamp down at least a little bit temporarily as unemployment checks start showing up a lot of people actually lower income groups will make more money on unemployment than they did in their jobs at least through July. So that'll help a little bit but you also have the situation of a lot of people that have to go to work because they have to have a check. They don't have any money in the bank. They got to pay the rent. They gotta get. They've gotta take care of their kids. They've got to buy food. They're being put into the situation of they've got a sacrifice for the rest of us is not just the healthcare workers. We've got grocery workers dying in in terrible numbers. We've got people that are in public services of all sorts keeping our society operating while people that are in white collar professional. You and I are sitting in our houses right. Now doing a podcast. We're socially distant as we can get right now. We're about ninety miles apart. That's nice and distant and even on TV. You see the the late night comics that we had on earlier. They're all doing their show from their homes You had the special Saturday night on on all the networks karolyi entertainers performing from their homes. It's one thing for people that have some money in the bank and have the ability to work from home if they are working. It's completely different. If you've got to go to the grocery store and be exposed to all the shoppers that's right. I am so appreciative. Grateful thankful for the for the people who are doing that work to help. Protect me and the woman who delivers my groceries. Most of the time I get the same person and I just I just make sure that I keep telling our you know. Make sure that you stay healthy and when it gets to where you're not comfortable then you gotta stay home and I wish I could tell them all that. I'm so grateful for what they're doing and a ridiculously large tip as well. Yeah they deserve. And we've we've done what we can do as well like. We've we've cut way back. On the frequency of the shopping. We do bigger orders again with much bigger tips and way do the contactless order. So we do it. We can but gather they're out there doing the work for us and I'm so grateful and I wanna go back to something you said earlier about the people who can't work right now but with the unemployment checks will come in. They'll be a little bit bigger Nolan. Finland had a ridiculous column about how people are incentivized to stay home because their unemployment checks are bigger. And I think in this case while the people that you just talked about. It's good that the unemployment checks are bigger. Because there's GonNa be a lot of I mean they're gonNA be backed up other bills you know just because you can't evict anybody right now it doesn't mean that they won't own money for the time that they didn't get it. I mean I don't know exactly how that's going to work. But they're still going to get behind on their bills. It's GonNa take people who are living paycheck to paycheck a while the dig themselves out of this..
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"Relaxing. May I five? It's two weeks away and that information and the data and our ability to test is changing so rapidly. It's hard to precisely where we'll be in a week from now much less to but we are looking very carefully at making sure that each decision may is supported by the science by the facts and in the best interests of the health of the people because that's ultimately what matters to our ability to ramp up our accounting again and avoid a second one which was devastating. The states response to the cove in nineteen pandemic becomes a political rallying point for Republicans. Even polling shows overwhelming support for Governor Whitman's go-slow science and fact based actions this Michigan podcasts. Were all about Michigan Policy and politics and the national stories impacting our pleasant peninsula. I'm Waltz Org. I'm Christine Berry. As the president reverts to form with tweets egging on the protesters legislative Republicans. Decide it's time to play Russian roulette with our health and a bipartisan group of Midwest Governors. Push back in the name of protecting our health also on the pod this week. We'll talk with voters politicians president. Nancy Wang about that group's efforts to expand Malian elections and the CO chair of fair and Equal Michigan on that group's groundbreaking efforts to change state law using an online petition. I'd like to begin though. Kristie with a shoutout to one of the friends of the pod Riley. Begging she's the Capitol Reporter With Bridge Magazine. Riley has just been named the young Michigan journals to the year but the society of professional journalists a hate that young journalists thing to such a kid yet. She's still in your twenties for just the COP source in Michigan for capital coverage. Riley's workers superb. Our congratulations go out to Riley. She's been recognized for a few specific pieces in in general Poisoned Michigan about how Michigan's handling fast Profile of Lee Chatfield and a story on Michigan prisoners being had access to books on Technology. That could help them find employment upon release so some really substantive stuff there There's more to her body of work than that and She's been super helpful to us to thank you. Riley amp congratulations offered to buy a drink to celebrate. Figured it'd probably be twenty twenty two before she take me up on the offer now from the sublime to the ridiculous trump campaign rally in downtown lansing focused on which seemed to be helping spread the covert nineteen virus. Several thousand people showed up many ignoring social distancing honking their car horns and complaining about the state's efforts to protect them from the deadliest pandemic of the last century and they've got an a lot of national attention for days including some. That probably didn't like from home-based Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel. Angry trump supporters were also in Michigan State Capitol where they blocked traffic and honk their horns and a protest called operation gridlock. Who Are you grid locking? There's nobody else out there blocking empty streets is like streaking in your shower. It doesn't count. The event had the feel of free floating trump rally. Protesters carried trump flags magazines even confederate flags because nothing says never surrender like a confederate flag at the Michigan State Capitol. Yesterday there was a major demonstration. And if you're wondering why specifically these people are so angry that they would gather and risk extending this pandemic. I'll let this guy explain it to you. I can't over three meals houses. You can't pay you can't by law. You can't have lawn fertilizer grass seed or what. Come on come.