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LA County Will Require Proof of Vaccination or Negative Test
"La county announced. Yesterday they're going to move forward with a vaccine mandate you're going to need to show proof of vaccination or negative cova test for a ton of events for indoor bars wineries breweries nightclubs and lounges. They'll also require it for big outdoor events like dodgers games. Ram games chargers games this according to the county public health director.
Foreign Aid for Afghanistan in Flux After Taliban Takeover
"Over the past couple of weeks. Everyone has been focusing. On many evils of the taliban the taliban uc or the bad guys there are enemies. They're the enemies of our pure and innocent allies. We have been told and you will recall that. I urged caution. I pointed out on this show and in column you know. I hate to say i told you so that that allies quote unquote in afghanistan changed by the day. Actually there are no allies in afghanistan. There are only interests the guys who started the taliban were our allies in the nineteen eighties. They were the allies of our allies in the nineteen nineties. Even though those allies that they were the allies turned out. Probably be our enemies now. They were our enemies over the past two decades but now they're our allies again in the fight against isis. One week ago these were the worst people on earth today. Joe biden's national security adviser is talking about sending them foreign aid. You say we're gonna work with. The taliban is that include the prospect of giving them aid. Well first of all we do believe that there is an important dimension of humanitarian assistance. That should go directly to the people of afghanistan. They need help with respect to health and food aid and other forms of subsistence. And we do intend to continue that. Secondly when it comes to our economic and development assistance relationship with the taliban that will be about the talibans actions it will be about whether they follow through on their commitments their commitments to safe passage for americans and afghan allies their commitment to not allow afghanistan to be a base from which terrorists can attack the united states or any other country their commitments with respect to upholding international obligations. It's going to be up to them. And we will wait and see by their actions how we ended up responding in terms of the economic and development assistance
Biden Responds to Kabul Airport Attack
"Short time ago. The president of the united states came out and spoke about the horrific bombing which happened today in kabul. We don't know of course the exact death toll at the moment. But it seems like they're already thirteen American servicemen killed and the president's speech. I thought was one of the more bizarre speeches. I've ever seen by a president and i'm saying this in the year. Twenty twenty one so i want to get quick reaction. I'm assuming everyone had the opportunity to review the president's ben. he's not since he is not capable. He is not competent. He came out. He looked like a mental patient. I mean he really did he he. He looked like he was barely awake. He stumbled his way through a bizarre seven or eight minutes speech. That contract itself about seven different times. He tried to rely very heavily on the. I'm empathetic joe. Routine the but the minute. That questions began all that went out the window. And he became combative joe He had nothing of merit to say. Yes no defense for his policies because this policy garbage and most of all if you're an american enemy watching the president of the united states on the same day that thirteen american soldiers are killed twelve marines. And you're watching. As the united states turns tail and runs leaving a thousand plus american citizens behind in kabul plus an unspecified number of thousands of american green card holders plus hundreds of thousands of people who will immediately be slaughtered by the taliban and as it turns out the united states government handed a list to the taliban of all the people we wanted to evacuate in the know precisely who to kill five just in kabul. They're americans all throughout the country. Weren't even talking. Yeah that's right if you're watching this as an enemy of the united states and then you watch this adult old feeble minded man walk out and barely make it through sentence. You're thinking you're like homer simpson with a hamburger right now. I'm bin laden said in ninety eight ninety nine after bombing kenya and tanzania the embassies there and after the mild response from a clinton administration said america's paper tiger. I don't know how if you're an enemy of the united states watching what has happened over the course of the last month. You can't look at the united states and say that is a nation. That can do anything i want to. This is a nation that is ripe for fall and this president is ready to let it
"michael knowles" Discussed on The Michael Knowles Show
"So that was the worst thing is just law it's a complete fallacy if you read the book at essay my book The minimum jekyll john house. Who's georgetown law professor. He talks about how this concept of just law is really nonsensical. And i'll give you one example that you that you will agree with. It's in the book as well. There's an old lady and she basically signed a contract with some samba instructor for ten thousand dollars right. What's the just approach. One say the point of law is so people. Don't get exploited. We have to break the contract. The other person can say the contract is the basis of law. It's not the courts job to be an activist judge. We have to honor the contract. Both of those are perfectly reasonable perfectly objective and demonstrate that no matter who the judge is. They're going to bring their preconceptions to the court system. But i had a decentralized both sides if you had a decentralized system where you can choose what kind of rules you follow. It will have much more just and efficient and cheaper outcomes but it. Isn't that only a problem. If you believe that the free consent of individuals maximizing individual. Autonomy is the end of government. You know if if you really believe that. This woman has some right to solve. The samba instructor has a right to sign a ten thousand dollar contract. Whereas if you think that's hogwash. And you believe the justice is the end of government. And you believe that you don't actually have the right to do wrong and you don't have the right to just pursue whatever whims your your will tells you then. Couldn't you appeal to a higher authority. Couldn't you say it's immoral. It's exploitative it's Violates some aspect of the natural law rather the so you're in favor of judicial activism when it suits your purposes. I'm favor of the natural law. And i'm in favor. Favorite justice if the basis of government is justice wise it so darned bad delivering it. Well if i if. I'm gonna go to a restaurant and they're serving sushi and the fish keeps getting cooked at a certain point. This is not a sushi restaurant. Sure but but you know this is a fallen world. I i suppose this would be one of my divergences from some anarchists or some sort of proto anna arguing that the words ball. I don't think this is a utopia topi as possible. I agree with you that there's a lot of depravity in any country that is inevitable so so therefore any system of justice is going to be imperfect. There's no question about that sure so so granted all of that you know. Some systems of justice are better than others. Sure i'm more interested in peace and justice and liberty. You know if you and i base maybe you you invited me out to dinner and then basically you stick me with the bill. Justice would be like a pitch a fit but at the same night could be like okay. That's michael being michael. It applied both michelson. Either of us be the jerk and situation and corolla is enough pursue justice so as cherish and sure and i lost short. I've always relied on the kindness of strangers. But i'm also biting my tongue right because you did meet. Do me an injustice and you didn't pay for the bill that you promised right. We all have to have these little compromises day-to-day lives. So i think justice as a term is overrated. Let's talk about criminals. I perfectly have no problem with someone. Who's an assailant on children or a violent criminal They void their right to life. Right i have no with that at the same time. My biggest concern isn't retribution. My biggest concern is how do i make sure this person is never in a position to harm people again. That to me is a far bigger priority. That seeing justice be had necessarily but but i recognize that temptation i think it's widespread now to make rehabilitation or deterrence instrumentation. I just said the goal of pre by prison is important in in many cases isn't justice but like gotta get this guy off the streets because if he's on the streets he's going to be killing people but if that is the primary purpose of the prison then don't you open yourself up to all sorts of of moral quandaries for instance if as i believe it is. The purpose of prison is retribution for people who've primarily retribution although deterrence rehabilitation are secondary matters. Then a guy commits a crime. You bring them up on trial you throw them in the can if the primary purpose of prison is to get bad people off the streets then. Couldn't you throw someone in prison before. They've committed a crime right because they're very likely to because some social scientific data set has suggested that they're likely to commit one well that is the progressive mindset. Right follow the science. And i don't think at all. I think you if someone has to have demonstrably actually done something before. They're likely to do something. I i don't think that you obviously don't think i don't either. But i think that if if you come to the conclusion that you and i have then you you must also conclude that the primary purpose the sort of pregnant for criminal. Justice is retribution rather than some secondary goal. I i don't think it's retribution. If the person hasn't done anything richard richard. If that's what i mean. I don't think you should go to prison if you haven't done anything. But i think that therefore the primary purpose of prisons for instance is retribution. That is to say it is justice rather than some secondary aspect of impressive i. I wouldn't agree. That retribution injustice are anywhere near synonymous and i think a lot of times again. I and my goal versatile. The prison systems a whole other conversation. Which i'm sure you and i can have because there's lots of people who are in prison and a thing you as a christian certainly would agree is Things like the death penalty and innocent people being killed although you might argue that the that's overblown when that individual is innocent..
"michael knowles" Discussed on The Michael Knowles Show
"They come from very different perspectives. And so you know the famously. And the kind of buckley frank. Meyer fusionists coalition. You had the traditional conservatives libertarians and the war hawk democrats and they came together because they all hated the soviet union to some effect are they defeated the soviet union though. They ignored a lot a lot of things at home. But you've got then you've got anarchism which you know as you say is basically incompatible with christianity. There are some exceptions. I did not say that at all you did not. I thought you said i thought you said that. If you were believing christian who believes. I know no if you believe those specific aspects of christianity you have to obey your rulers And that and that these rulers are basically. God sent that that is not compatible. But if you're a christian you believe that. The bible is in errand. Unless you're a heretic. Like leo tolstoy or someone else. Well i mean. I would think tolstoy would regard you as the heretic here so easy. But he's wrong. Neither neither of us will ever be as raider mattis. Tolstoy it'll be. I think we're both much better men than leo tolstoy. By the way he was a he was a degenerate he was a very good writer but he was an absolute degenerative. Human bill in all fairness you and i both did hit the number one nonfiction amazon. Which i don't think he ever did so. We are better writers than tolstoy. Yes that is true. And you know tolstoy. He needed all of those words to right. I mean god that books on and on and you know my at least my. My first book didn't need a single word at all. So i think okay. So then okay. You got tolstoy aside but let's say you've got now in the new right. You've got anarchists such as yourself and other people maybe some followers of ayn rand or you know earth from that wing. Then you've got traditional just knuckle dragging to the right of genghis khan conservatives. That i would. I would place myself in that. Camp thrown altar abadi theocratic fascist. Whatever they want to use. Then you've got. I don't add today on foreign policy. I don't even know what would constitute a conservative. My question is practically is it. Is it the bush era thing. I don't think it's that is it. interventionist yeah. So how'd you get enough people together to unite that because know for all of them many faults that bill buckley had as he was trying to build this coalition. He did manage to bring people together and win at least a couple of elections. What how can we do that now. With all these disparate factions on the right. So i don't think that it's a numbers game. I think if you look at let's oppose it someone's pro-life right or pro-choice that only took nine people to make that decision The anarchists view and emma goldman discusses. This you know. In the anarchist handbook is the majority cannot recent so these vast number of people today will be arguing for you know a black lives matter tomorrow. They'll be wearing the yellow ribbons to support the war in kuwait They're really not of relevance to kind of balanced and history is always made. There's a book called the machiavellian with james burnham national review writer mention. It's always about elites for making history and making decisions. And if you and i both know the number of people who are making political decisions in choice and moving political thinking in america. It's gotta be under two thousand people. It's it's actually a much smaller number that people appreciate fiat and the people think tanks you know all of congress and senator all the governors and all of us jerks on twitter. It made her hitting five thousand. Sarah people tend to and that explains why you could go from obama to trump to biden to w before that this seems to be a vacillation you realize people are not politically involved necessarily and even if they are involved. They're just really knocked. They're going to be able to have perfectly contradict reviews so democracy is not a mechanism towards dear freedom and his effect and medical towards freedom that used to be considered very conservative view. I mean that was the view of the founding fathers even. They were struck this constitutional republic now though they were terrorists. Though yeah george. Boston has several warrants out for his arrest. They were saying we have to hang together. We're going to hang separately. They were ready to kill all those downing fathers. And that's right that's right. They certainly had they lost the war. They all would have been hanged without question. Oh yeah but but now. I don't know how this happened. But now we're told that if you in any way question mob rule you or it really. If you in any way question the ruling elite that you are a threat to our democracy our our. I say coriander by which of course they mean. They're all gorky right but then our jammies they need it. Oh i had that sweet. If you replace our democracy with our gemini everything because much more clear and the reason they needed to be hegemonic. They need to have a monopoly on the microphone. Because before you and i were born you had three networks and you had. Abc cbs and nbc. So you had the impression of choice with these. Were all strongly left of center anchors presenting things destroying left-of-centre context but it gives the illusion that. Oh i made this decision. I b instead of c. I'm an independent thinker. This is a big lie now. They're still apoplectic. The fox news exists right. And they're trying to regain a monopoly control cable news while at the same time. Fewer and fewer americans especially young people are watching cable news as a means of getting their information at all their turn toward the internet and daily wire and other podcasts and other resources like that that's another reason to be enormously optimistic. It's not people are no longer trying to argue. They're just turning off the television and you're not the audience is listening to you. It's really hard to control them. Yes and you know. I i love your observation about this. This illusory choice the idea we. Oh yeah good. My team won Except i'm not getting really anything voted for and no now. Their team went wait. They seem to just be pursuing. I i refer to the phenomenon. Sometimes as the the court jester conservative. I think romney types of their whole job is to luckily luckily was the court jester. You don't chew jokes. Aerosol can make your case because i still like buckley. But what's the are was the my book than you right. Demonstration buckley is the great villain of conservatism because his job was to be the court jester. The national review slogan standing thwart history. Yelling stop right. Well someone actually wanna stop it so you can stand there and yell all you want. But that's a declaration of impotence of powerlessness and he had some great lines when he ran for mayor. New york city. They asked him. What would you do if you want. He said demand a recount and was very clever and very witty but the same time. He's putting on this pantomime. Why is being completely steamrolled by the left And his biggest accomplishments politically many ways was checking out. People do his right. I'm declaring them on persons now. He had that power back. When media was more tightly. Managed to control but now You know it's very hard for anyone for better. Or worse. Certainly. there's worse aspects as well to have that position to be like okay. This person no longer exists yet. I do do see a lot of the criticisms of buckley. My my defensive him though is when you look at basically the wilson era through nineteen fifty when he comes out with god and man a yale conservatives had just consistently lost even we had republicans who just consistently lose and so buckley comes in and says i'm gonna stand the history yelling stop. He starts to turn the conversation slightly. He that first book. He makes a mockery of academic. Freedom goes after the institutions which i love by the way there many conservatives today who will defend academic freedom on leftists terms..
"michael knowles" Discussed on The Michael Knowles Show
"Only play defense. You're not going to win. You need to Point your guns Toward the universities. Because that's where these ideas are. I promulgated where they train young people to be. The shock troops there for the progressive militia with enron hollywood who work in newspapers and they're the ones who shape the ideas of The country especially for young people. A lot of people frequently invoked nineteen eighty-four george orwell with this heart authoritarianism the book i would recommend. People read his aldous huxley world. a totally reverse. The persuasion is not with the stick. The persuasion his go work at this crappy job. Go home and watch stupid television we will provide for. You will give you food will put a roof over your head. Don't think and don't question us. And i think that model the realization that the corporate press has not just recently been a mechanism to sell narratives as opposed to information and to guide public opinion. But that this has been going on for a very long time limited one example. Which i think everyone can appreciate were all taught back in the. Dave william randolph. I the spanish american war you know a yellow journalism and that basically that led us into war during the mckinley administration. And then there's a record scratch and the corporate press is supposed to be objective and decent. That never happened. That's just one of the big lies That the media likes to tell about itself. Yeah yeah. I certainly agree with that. And you know this this sense of You know the the objective media just grew out of this liberal establishment that you know i guess sort of thrived in the middle of the twentieth century and increasingly is is collapsing. I i totally agree. You know orwell was huxley student. I think actually was his french teacher. And huxley wrote around seventy nine. I'd like your book by which you're missing here is the subtlety. You're missing how the regime is going. To use drugs. Promiscuous sex is gonna use pleasure to enslave people. Yeah and it's not. It's at that point becomes kind of like the greek myth of the lotus eaters. You're one the terms that you know. I've popularized which has become kind of loosened. Definition is the concept of the red pill. But if you go back the matrix the people who are in the matrix are having a pretty nice life. They have food they have a job they have a family they have to think about anything and therefore they don't have to worry about anything at. It's very useful. If i would like to be an elite to have a population which basically like an farm. Who aren't going to question my choices and just do what i like. The problem is at some point people. Wake up both on the right and the let's say this isn't working for me and then it's the media's job tell the rest of the population how to analyze this in how to receive it so one of the things why i'm hopeful and positive you'll agree with me on this after the twenty twenty election for the first time in my lifetime and you and i both fairly young the republicans and the right. Broadly speaking didn't turn their sights on joe biden. Nee turned it on media outlets are they realized. That biden is a symptom of a larger issue than biden. Himself is nowhere near as malevolent as many of these other entities and to realize. Okay these are the people who made something like a biden happen or or the lockdowns happen that i think that healthy analysis of who is against you is a much stronger position. I just make one more point. If you look at nancy pelosi and joe biden and if you look at. Let's oppose the harvard law faculty of the new york times editorial board which one of these groups of really has more contempt for you and your lifestyle and i think this is a very easy question to answer. Yeah yeah. I think you're certainly right. The the ruling elite involves a lot more than just a couple of politicians in washington dc. Frankly they're not even the most important people in in that equation right. You've got higher education lower education big tech hollywood the media all of these super national international organizations. And then you've got doddering joe biden. Who doesn't know which end is up. Absolutely now your answer to this is a very naughty word and freedom freedom three. Yes that's what. I just said freedom so i think what we've agreed basically on everything thus far. Now i think we're gonna disagree what What made you come to identifies an anarchist. What would how would you define. Anarchism is notoriously difficult to define people have lots of different definitions for it. And what does it mean practically if we said okay. Enough of our political system were going all in france. Baby sure so. Anarchism can be defined in one sentence. You do not speak for me. Everything else is simply. Application of the concept is the idea that political authority is inherently illegitimate. And just because laws passed is not give you any moral impetus to respect of follow it. In any respect it also means that when you look at the republicans democrats. You're looking at literally two different gangs. Who are fighting for turf war. Neither which have your interest at so. The black flag is the traditional symbol of anarchism. And i have the expression to black flag comes in many colors so the reason i wrote this anarchist handbook is different. Anarchist thinkers from the last two hundred years explaining what anarchism means to them and how it applies in terms of what that would mean right now it would mean things like An increase skepticism. The police because they are the ones who are forcing you and your home. They're the ones who are enforcing gun control laws. And every other eating that gretchen. Whitmer mario and gavin newsom flint to place it is having an increased skepticism of concentrations of power. Whether would be jeff bezos. The ivy leagues or the or the federal government as well as state governments An understanding that this idea of well. You and i disagree. But i'm going to respect your opinion when the person disagreeing with you is a politician and have the ability to enforce their views upon your family. You are under no obligation to take them seriously for one second and you should instead regard them with an enormous amount of concerns. Let's take a gun control issue for a second. You know politicians sits forward and says you know. I'm going to make it harder for you to get a gun to protect your home in your.
"michael knowles" Discussed on The Michael Knowles Show
"Finally after years and years of anticipation we're bringing onto the show. One of the most interesting guys in the political media space right now. Michael malice who. I've been following for a long time. Follow on twitter and everything and i said michael. I can't believe that you're you're just coming on the show now and he reminded me that he deemed me like two years ago. And i missed it. Like i miss every dm. Like i miss every text. But i'm so pleased. The michael could be here today. Michael thanks for coming on the show. You know michael interesting is always a euphemism. You have dinner. This guy see like he was interesting. He was interesting. Yes that's true right now. You know one thing. Michael that i so i i should mention. You need no introduction. But you're the author of one of the two best titled books in human history. Dear reader the unauthorized autobiography of kim jong il That the only other Book of an equally. Great title is When harry became sally by ryan anderson. I the author of the new right journey of the fringe of american politics The author of the anarchist handbook. And and this is especially what. I want to talk about the author of an upcoming book about the white pill a cause for hope in our absolute decayed collapsing ruins of politics. What is the cause for hope. Michael will you just said it. It's a collapsing ruined. Politics is a disaster. There's no possibility for freedom through a political venue so to watch you know the elites basically cannibalized themselves. It's very hard for me Whether you're republican democrat independent whatever so look at joe biden literally voiding battles behind the resolute desk and think to yourself. This is a symbol of an empire at its strength. This is someone who really has is on top of things as opposed to you. Know we can bernie situation which we should be looking at with a great comedic applause and then also follows president trump. Donald trump was basically a third party candidate. He had no routes within the republican party at all Historically he endorsed romney but barely says anything and he managed to beat every single republican candidate in the primary. So this just speaks to in many ways. The complete decaying weakness of both of our major political parties which from my perspective is a very healthy thing for a free country. Now most people would say the collapse in support for not just political parties but for basically every public institution is terrible. It shows you that. The country's falling apart i myself a little worried about it although for some institutions i think bye-bye don't let the door on the way out. But but you're saying from your perspective the collapse of of trust these institutions is a wonderful thing. Yeah i don't think things like the ivy league and the state are redeemable The new york times elements like that. I think what conservatives failed to appreciate is that these institutions have been this way for a very long time There's an argument in conservative. circles that hollywood's been taken over by the liberals but the same time conservative. Do appreciate that. Ronald reagan was president a screen actors guild and as president screen actors guild and previously. He was very concerned by the depths of literal communism not just communism stalinism Within hollywood so at what point wasn't hollywood of venue of the very hard left in the twenties when they had they didn't have talkies. Well yes i guess. If you can't talk you can't spread leftist ideas. But i mean woodrow wilson. Another great example. He was a college professor. The first college professor became president he was president in nineteen twelve and he was advocating things. Far the left of what even bernie sanders with advocate for today so i think conservatives by and large are supposed to learn the lessons from history but unfortunately that seems to not be the case very often and this is why. It's a big reason for optimism. The future woodrow. Wilson is a far more to various fo far more talented individual farmer. Charismatic than what amc. I mean there's just no comparison opinion but there was this sense among the old right. You know. I mean these terms old writing new right. They change every twenty years because you people and older but but you know of of what we would call the old and the fifties. They really were concerned with getting rid of the new deal. They were fighting against fdr. They were fighting against wilson them and then that just kind of went away over the ensuing decades the conservatives just gave up they kind of made their peace with the new deal in some ways they adopted. We'll sonian view at least a foreign policy and so You know that that to me speaks to the absolute entrenchment of of these sort of leftist progressive policies. You think though maybe they're not so entrenched maybe we can. We cannot end them. Oh they are insurance but let let's talk exactly what. Talk nineteen fifties. You have the the nomination was between dwight. Eisenhower who no one knew what his political resume was at all both the democrats and republicans tried to recruit us a great war hero and the republicans had mr republican robert. Taft to was a conservative republican tap. Got his ass added to him. Marley because of liberal republicans like new york state governor. Thomas dewey Who ran against fdr twice. Was romney republican before the term existed. They later called rockefeller republicans. So i think this idea that The republican party is has historically been venue for a shrinking state is really kind of an historical fairytale along the lines of the sixty ninety and project. When push comes to shove they've never really cut budgets at all The other other example to that was nineteen sixty. Four with barry goldwater force. Who's a great conservative hero. And he got his hands to him in that election. Which of course percents The reagan election in nineteen eighty but the relationship between conserved ideas or a limited government ideas and the republican parties is far more nuanced than i think. A lot of people appreciate true and actually going back all the way to the founding of the republican party. Let's abraham lincoln ran on tariffs. I mean the the party was anti-slavery pro protectionism. So that's not exactly a a small government a policy and you know even even after i don't think anyone would call abraham lincoln small government sort of president the guy's suspended habeas corpus. You know rightly. I think but still he. He did it and so yes. The republican party has not always had the small government ideology and very rarely has expressed it even in the twentieth century. So then where do we go from here. If the if the twentieth century conservatism was basically flop with a few nice moments during the reagan and trump administration trump. I guess being the twenty first century. What's the future look like because you you have hope whereas i'm a little Little skeptical you know. I think conservatives are basically diabetics who are trying to choose between coke and pepsi and wondering why their fee get to keep getting cut off at a certain you have to realize that if you can't vote yourself free and mitch. Mcconnell will always be a lot closer to hillary clinton he will be to you and your values so to stop looking toward washington for answers and also to start looking to wear. The toxicity starts if you're fighting in washington by that point is the fourth quarter..
Conservatives Need to Draw the Line to Curtail Ubiquitous Porn
"And i i really believe that the porn example is a pretty good. I think there's broad agreement here that we need to curtail. The spread of ubiquitous hot high-speed pornography in our culture. There were two laws passed for this in the nineteen ninety s with a republican house and a democrat senate democrat president the communications decency act which we actually argue a lot about now because of its section to thirty provision for big tech and the child online protection act. The cd was gutted by the supreme court and the copa. The child online protection act was held up in the courts as well but there was overwhelming support for this. I talked to a lot of young conservatives. As do you young conservatives in particular really want to curtail this stuff. And i i think. Beginning with obscenity as a way to kind of sh- finally have some limits. Some standards here is a great way to begin. There's no first amendment protection for it. And it's a recognition that liberty requires the suppression of of certain appetites and liberal education requires the cultivation of certain virtues and a conservative society needs prudence. We need to be able to say yeah. Words means something we can kind of know things in and we can kind of guide how we're going to govern ourselves and we really can't tell the difference between drag wing story our in church on sunday or a porn star and political speech than we can't tell the difference between between anything and we can't govern ourselves but just fascinated that really sharp people whether david french ben dominic That they would fall for this. I mean it seems to be kind of pure libertarianism. that in in seconds falls apart. I mean we just said it right. You know if you wanna bring. Let's bring in the racist. We wanted to be a big ten. I don't have to agree with them. But bring them in. No listen speaking of buckley when he founded national review in the fifties He specifically said that we're not going to let the john birch irs in. He understood that there are. We wanted to be as big a tent as can be but we have to draw the line. If pita can't do that everything falls
"michael knowles" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"The radical libertarian view that we need to be led by Porn stars which you know. There are some people who hold that view. That's madness but how we want we want racists. We want kkk. Come on in. we're big tent. Suddenly you have standards. We'll be right back talking to the author of speechless. Michael knowles talking to michael knowles. The book is speechless. Controlling words controlling minds. so michael. How do we get ahead of this. I mean this. We've framed the problem. But so what is your solution to you. Know how do we deal with the situation in which we find ourselves. well eric. You made a great point in that last segment right is there wishing is there was just one all the rest of his total fluff but the there was this one really good point. The point was the big tent. Part of people are talking about a big tent. Party are not inviting in nazis inviting and terrorists hypocritical. And now accept this. What is wrong with the rianne. Nazis come on in the so. This is the point. That bill buckley made in god and man at yale. He said all this talk about a perfect total academic freedom. It's bs yale would never hire a nazi to teach sociology nor should it. Yale has appointed view it as a mission. There is good the to in the beautiful. And we're going to orient ourselves toward that and so obviously we need to acknowledge these things..
David French Praised Drag Queen Story Hours as ‘Blessing of Liberty.’ Is It?
"Knowles. We were just talking. Michael about the issue of david. French talked about Drag queen story our any sort of couched it in the idea that this is part of liberty or or something and Revisit that how is he mistaken. So i i want to be as charitable as i as i can to david's view because i think a lot of people share that view and it's that if we tell perverts that they can't twerk for toddlers in schools or at the public library well then turn around and tell us that we can't go to church on saturday that makes no sense and everybody knows that makes no sense. And you've only you've got to be a reader of national review or some kind of intellectual to even entertain this preposterous notion in my mind because everybody else. That's silly but go ahead. Yeah under so. I think intuitively. We all know that these things are in no way comparable but i think it has become a part of the conservative sensibility over the last fifteen or twenty years to get rid of all standards entirely and embrace a sort of radical autonomy and embrace liberty as licentious. And so you get very confused about these
"michael knowles" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"She and pretending that babies aren't babies or whatever they do obviously that advances political correctness but then even the more stalwart conservatives. The ones who say. I'm not going to go along with your new standard very often. They will abandon standards entirely and they might do this in the name of free speech absolutism or whatever find principle they have but the the problem is either way. The traditional standards are abandoned. The new woke standard takes its place and we keep losing ground. You michael knowles your bright guy. It's not like they say Honestly i have thought about this a lot. I've not thought about it as deeply as you. And i've written not written a book about it. But i've thought about this a lot because i'm all about words being actual author of books with words in them several books not just the most recent one and but i have thought about this whenever anyone uses a word a neil legitimate new word i cringe because i know that this is george orwell talking about newspeak in one thousand nine hundred four you do control. I mean the only way that we can perceive reality is through words through the that. That's just who we are as human beings so when somebody says he was one person or d platforms or trigger. These are all words literally five years ago. No one heard of these words. They're made up the idea of being trans phobic. I remember when homophobic was coined. And i thought that stupid homophobic homo means the same phobic. In other words somebody is sort of making this awkward What what are these words. What are they called portmanteau words. They're just ugly and they're made but they're used as cudgels to shut people up so if somebody says something you can just say you're you're homophobic you are transphobic your this. You're racist in other words. You don't have an argument so you use words as cudgels and that's basically we wear and it works people if they call you something you like what i'm not a. I'm not a racist. I'm not like it sort of becomes Well it it is a form of violence in a sense. You know what lucky for you were at a time in this segment. Because i was going to take you to task of writing a book without words. But i run out of time. We'll be right back. We're talking to michael nolls. K n o w l es. The book is speechless. Hey folks memory loss for you or a loved one. Viva lords founder. Prayed that god would show her the solution to memory loss because her mother had dementia after many divining counters combining faith inner background as a pharmacist..
From a Book With No Words to a Book About Words with Author Michael Knowles
"What led you to write this book. Speechless controlling words controlling minds. Well before i had any of the podcasts daily wire with senator cruz or prager anything. Before i had the book with words it all began. Because i had a book without any words which was called reasons to vote for democrats a comprehensive guide. Two hundred fifty blank pages and unexpectedly. I only wrote it. Or i didn't write anything but only published it irritate my democrat friends and relatives but it became a number one bestseller on amazon. So now this is so crazy. I just want to say. I'm a writer. I'm an author. I've written a lot of books. I think i have five new york times. Bestsellers the idea that you wrote. A book had no words and it became a bestseller hard for me to like you michael knowles. It's a good thing. I love you as as my brother in the faith because the idea. I mean it's hilarious but this is true. When did that come out. So that book came out in twenty seventeen and very shortly thereafter. I had a publishing companies. Say okay we want you to write another book. And i said hold on the word. Another is a little strange using that word a little liberally. Nothing about what. I've done should give you any indication that i could write a book with words but i thought it would be ironic for my first book with words to make it about words themselves and also because i think that the manipulation of language to redefine reality is the primary tool by which leftist radicals have up ended society more than by immigration more than by various sorts of economic policies for instance the manipulation of language. Does it because if you can control the speech then as good old uncle aristotle tells us you're controlling politics particularly in a self-governing republic so it's good for book sales that this issue of censorship in free speech is the number one issue right now. It's very bad for the country. But it's good for book
Microsoft Issues Urgent Security Warning: Update Your PC Immediately
"Warning that was issued about a major problem and pretty much all versions of windows. It was called print Nightmare. Mike, I think we need to have some music like print nightmare Bum bum bum bom. Security advisor said that the flaw there you go. That was much better than my bump. Bump. Bump bump, Michael. By the way, there's a problem in the Windows Prince Schooler service hackers could remotely run code to install programs like malware, they could delete data they could create new accounts. And it's not just a proof of concept theory is a critical critical flaw that was being actively exploited. As a matter of fact, here in the studios. I mean, the printers just didn't work because our it genius has said Nope. Until Windows has a fix for this. That's just the way it is. It must be a big issue because Microsoft is even rolling out a patch for Windows seven and they stop security updates for that about a year and a half ago. So we've got all the details about print nightmare over at commando dot com, including directions for patching your Windows PC. You need to do that. 78 10 and also Windows server. Out since the patch was released. Other researchers say that they found another exploit that can circumvent this so called fix. So if Microsoft finds that be the case, expect another patch to fix the problem with this patch that went to fix the other problem with the other patch. Yes.
"michael knowles" Discussed on The Michael Berry Show
"We do not possess a moral conscience and what that means is we do. Not because that's the capacity for self government. We actually need to be able to say things are good. Some things are bad. some things true. Some things are false. Something's or write. Some things are wrong and conservatives have really been afraid to do that. They haven't had the courage to do that. Over the past fifteen twenty years. We've made a lot procedural arguments a lot of abstract arguments about free speech but the plain fact is that free speech in the abstract does not mean anything to people who have nothing to say well and we've grown very comfortable discerning between we don't have to have consistency to the point that it self-defeating we can say you can't drink if you're under twenty one but at twenty one. You can have that decision. You can't these activities. If you're under an age you make the point in more legalistic. Since the first amendment does not require a value neutral public square our conservative former conservative leaders thinkers writers have seemingly given up. And i think that's the point you're making is that they're saying well if if the kids have to be exposed to a grown man's penis in the school in order for us not to have our our churches shut down. Then we're for it well. No we don't have to go that far. That's not intellectually consistent and it's not good and by the way i don't think it's value neutral either. You know the premise of these arguments. Is that somehow. Secular liberalism is totally neutral. It's an even playing field for the left and the right. There's nothing neutral about it. We have to make a distinction. If bruce jenner is a man then he's not allowed into the ladies room. If bruce jenner is a woman then he is allowed into the ladies room. We have to decide and whatever we decide. That's going to exclude other options. Even when you think about the way the schools are run. There's one book. There was one book that you are not allowed to teach in schools. it's not even candy. You can teach him. It's not robin de ngelo. You can teach her. It's it's not mine. come for goodness sakes. it's the bible. You're not allowed to teach the bible in schools. Why because the supreme court decided in the twentieth century that it was unconstitutional to teach the bible in schools where they discovered that constitutional prohibition no one has any idea probably written in invisible ink beneath the emanations. And the number is in the fictional right to abortion. But think about how crazy that is the single. Even if you're an atheist or agnostic the single most important book in the history of our civilization. you can't even understand the other works of literature and history without understanding this book. You are not permitted to teach that in schools doesn't sound very neutral to me folks. It seems like we were at a distinct disadvantage. I think we need to assert political power to to take some some of that ground back. You talk in the book about the first amendment and what it does and doesn't require in how we've seen this contortions to get to the conclusions One of the things you talk about is how the atheist got the warren court to rule their way. How did that happen well. This happened around around this time..
Michael Knowles Analyzes Language War Tactics Used by Democrats
"What they do is they redefine terms and and it's it like at a snap of a finger for the sole purpose of being able to categorize you the next day as something ending in a foam and therefore the fight's over. They win before you even utter another word. Is that have anything to do with your book? Speechless? It has a lot. I didn't have my look actually. Because what you're seeing There is that so much of the value of political correctness for the left is in the imposition. It's not even so much what the words are. It's on the imposition, but but you're seeing this now taken it to an even further extreme. In the transgender movement. Now, if you have the audacity to refer to Bruce Jenner at if you have the audacity to call him grief, That's a problem. And if you call him his, that's a problem, too. And I think the reason for this is that as part of this longstanding leftist effort To engage in what Marx called the ruthless criticism of all that exists. What Whittaker Chambers called the great alternative faith of mankind. When the serpent tells Eve in the garden, you shall be as gods this real movement to liberate ourselves from reality. If you can force somebody to look at a man and forced that person to call him a woman. You can force them to believe absolutely anything at all. And conservatives ignore this to our own peril. Very often, you hear conservatives say, who cares about the pronouns all who cares about the word games? And my answer to them is the last cares. The left is obviously a lot of time and energy and money. So why is that? It's because it's obviously very effective for them, and they have a clear vision for the country. Unfortunately, we as conservatives, we don't we've bought so many of their premises that where it's like we're fish swimming in the water of political correctness. We're not even aware that we're doing it and it's how we give the left a huge advantage.
Michael Knowles' Book Explores How We're Falling Into a Third-World, Totalitarian Country
"Well, the way they did it the way they really succeeded at warping all of those things you just mentioned. I think the primary instrument is the perversion of language. The left has redefined all the terms in an attempt to redefine reality. We call this political correctness or Wolken national Cancel culture. Obviously, they're always changing the terms, so it's no surprise, but it's the same same old scourge and a lot of people think it goes back about 30 years. I think it goes back further in speechless. I chronicle this this process going back about 100 years I take very seriously the leftist who came up with this sort of thing. You know, I think we dismiss them at our own peril. I think We flatter ourselves on the right when we say that we understand free speech and censorship better than the left. I think they understand better than we do. I think that's why they're so good at manipulating it to use just the example of the spine. So if you read that non denial denial from the NSA, how they were not spying on Tucker, but they actually never quite said they were not spying on Tucker. These are the kind of language games that the left uses, and I think the big trap we've fallen into Is we on the right believe that political correctness is a fight between pure free speech and pure censorship. But I don't think it's that I think it's actually More a battle between competing sets of standards. And I think the left has laid this trap for us whereby all they want to do is destroy the traditional standards the traditional way of life. So if we react to PC in the squishy way, and we just go along with it, obviously they win, But if we react even in the opposite way, we're really stalwart where free speech absolutists. We say, you know, you say whatever you want. We have no standards whatsoever. They even win then because the traditional standards are abandoned, and because nature reports a vacuum there there woke tyrannical standards come in in their place.
"michael knowles" Discussed on The Michael Knowles Show
"Oppressive and hurtful. I guess it's just be as people can't they can't make sense of their own suffering like there is some. I know that every every one thinks that straight white men just never suffer right straight white man. They got a good. They're all just like rich uncle pennybags and they've never had a problem their life but actually everybody suffers. And that's not everybody else's fault that is your full. It's a fact of your nature that you're broken and if you can't work on that and cultivate virtue and you know endure it with patients that's on you. That's your problem. We're all doing it. And patience is a virtue believe it or not and whining and babbling tiktok. It's not a virtue it's a vice. Do we have any more. We've gone through the phobias. That's it we've gone through all the phobias. The the most persuasive argument. I guess was either in the first couple. Were this last one is the other ones. They got to confused the other ones. They said yes. It's good to lose weight but it's not good to you know it's but it's bad to tell me to lose weight but these were were relatively coherent within their framework one was. Don't ever tell me to lose weight. It's terrible and the other one was. I'm suffering i'm oppressed. I'm this on that. And that that is the most basic level of the radical. Left argument that you could possibly make and we're told you know. Look if people are happy this way through. We're really happy. Then you gotta you gotta let us alone okay. Where's the happy. I don't see the happy. Maybe maybe we'll get it next time. Remember to post other videos if you want to see us. Discuss in this channel see next time..
"michael knowles" Discussed on The Michael Knowles Show
"It doesn't take long to go on. And when i was a server i walked all day at work. But in some instances if you are very low income it can be very hard to lose weight. And here's why you work. Maybe three or four jobs on your way home. You don't have time to cook so you pick up fast food and once you get home you have to attend to your children and all the money that you made during that day has to go to them so you have no time to go on a walk. No money to get a gym membership and you have to resort to fast food. Because that's all you can have on board so he really cared about the health about people like you say that you do. Here's some things that you can advocate for healthier options at fast food restaurants giving public access genesis for free cheaper greener options and advocate for less discrimination for fat people in the workplace because we make less money than than people know not everybody can use the excuse not enough time or money as why. They're not losing weight. But what you need to understand. I don't owe you an excuse in exchange for my existence nor do i owe you any kind of weight loss. So if i am happy being fat i can be because fat. People aren't just failed. People yeah she seems really happy right she. Obviously this woman's here we have all these radicals very very happy. No probably not. She says you need fancy gym membership to lose weight. You need you know Delivery service from whole foods. No you don't know you don't what you do need discipline. And that's hard and there are different points in people's lives and they've got more disciplined or less discipline. But did you know how you lose weight. You just eat less. That's how how dare you. I'm not saying that you must lose weight. I'm not saying that you can't be husky. I'm not saying that you but if you want to do that. She seems she's saying it's a good thing to lose weight. She saying we need to support obese people to lose weight and we need to do that by paying for them to have free gym memberships and go to whole foods or whatever but she's acknowledging this would be a better thing so that's purple. It's not my point. She is saying it's good to lose weight while if you wanna lose weight you don't need all that fancy stuff you can just eat less. That's simple enough. That's a very phobic thing. That i just said wasn't actual bash shaming and skinny shaming. Rv say actually no not fat people are denied jobs. Proper medical care health insurance the paid less. They don't have walks to clothing travel. Many public spaces even the body mass index the way that it discriminates against women especially women of color it was created for in based around white men like fat phobias literally rooted in anti blackness. It's rooted in racism and sexism. Skinny shaving is not how marketing campaigns that are labeled get fat quick. Finally add those stubborn thirty pounds. Show me were all the weight gain industries arshile the damaging messages that say. That skinny equals unworthy. Life or skinny equals ugly. What is the last time that you've been penalized financially when an aircraft seat had to be accommodated to your smaller body. What is the last time you've walked into a doctor's office and after they wage you stop listening to what you were actually there for and told you to just gain weight because it will fix everything that people endure all of that and more skinny people do not face employment discrimination or medical discrimination. The world was designed for you eat. A burger is just not comparable to systemic abuse and oppression systemic abuse and oppress. What it all comes down to. So everybody's got to be able to claim some kind of oppression whether you're fat or whether you're skinny and there by the way you know what you're saying the skinny phobia or something. I mean that that is a real. If you're anorexia bulimia real you can be committed to a hospital against your will if you're if you're too thin as as well you should be so th th there are issues there. But it's not oppression oppression. When lady goes into the doctor's office and the doctor says you really have to loose weight. That's just called medical advice. That's what you're that's what you're paying for. But were told now that to face reality or a face a truth is.
"michael knowles" Discussed on The Michael Knowles Show
"It out. This is the worst example of when you put a vertical video on a on a screen and then they put the thing. I'd looks like multiple of this woman are screaming at me every second. It's fat phobia. She says to suggest that maybe people be healthy. She says the fat acceptance movement the body positivity movement not about health like ding ding ding. You're right it's not about health but it ought to be you know we ought to be able to say that it's not good. If too skinny we would call that anorexic and say you got to beef up a little bit and if you're extremely overweight then you know it's not the end of the world. You're going to do what you're going to do but it might be good to get into a healthier position but we're not allowed to have standards at all right. Forget about joe. She's just focusing on standards of but we're not even allowed to have standards of health. We're not allowed to say that one thing is healthier than another thing. We're not allowed to say that one thing looks better than another thing. The standards have to go away. According to the left for the left everything is is for the extreme left. I should say everything is just a product of social construction. So if you can redefine the words you can redefine reality itself and this woman is very upset because no matter how much we redefine all of our words these physical realities continue to exist and every match back to the fat phobia. I don't know if this qualifies for no nuance of ever. But it's a point. I really wanna make tick tock fat folks edition now individuals such as myself having confidence in the people we are in the bodies we inhabit is not a proven contributing to obesity. In fact it shown itself confidence can help you make more positive behavioral changes fat shaming on the other hand yes this includes hell shaming especially that of children and adolescents is proven to cause further weight gain and yes is recognized as a contributor to obesity. What i'm getting to you tiresome. Trolls is that you in fact are the ones promoting obesity oud an faxes spicy. This is a really confusing one. Because there's this lady who's who's making the fat phobia points and then there's another lady. Who's like cheering her on the side of the video and i didn't know if she was being ironic something. Her argument here is a little different than the other one. The other ladies are saying it's really good to be super fat. That's awesome and there's nothing wrong with that. This lady is saying it's wrong for you to say it's wrong to be super fat because you'll encourage people to be super fat which is wrong you do. You see how perverse that logic is. Because i at least i get the argument. The main fat phobia argument is no standards whatsoever. Don't you dare tell anyone that they should put down the cupcake version. This lady's putting out there is if you tell someone to put down the cupcake. They won't and that's bad because people should put down the cupcakes so this one's actually making the kind of conservative point but she's she's using this weird logic of saying if you encourage people to lose weight. They won't do it. The you need to use reverse psychology or something. It's very similar to the people who say you know if you want abortion to rates to go down you need to have a lot of legal abortion and then actually when. There's a lot of legal abortion. People have fewer abortions was just not true but also it's. It's a kind of. You're giving away the game and you're saying yeah. Abortion is bad. We should have less of it. And you're you're just kind of trying to agree with the the basic argument of conservatives t to advocate for your policy. Well that that's what this lady is doing here. This is much less persuasive than than the other. Gal's before okay. Next up is a privilege because it takes time and it takes money which not everybody has access to do. Most people have the time to fit some exercise.
"michael knowles" Discussed on The Michael Knowles Show
"Hey everybody here. I know you've all heard about the scourges of racism and sexism racism and that is but one one of the 'isms in the phobias that you might not have heard too much about is fat phobia. This is real. This is a real thing. i'm not making it up. People are inveighing against fat phobia. And they're making some pretty strange arguments to do it. We have ranked all of the arguments from craziest to even more craziest about fat phobia. Take a listen. There are plenty of reasons. We are told to hate america today. America is racist sexist homophobic trans for all sorts of phobias and various things. We're told but there's a new one on the list and you might not have heard about it yet. My producer has been getting a lot of these videos. He wants me to react to new great scourge affecting america fat phobia. Let's take the fat phobia face on you wrong. I think it's time for another adult pre k. Lesson what do you think all right. Why did they all talk to a bubbling. Your mouth good job okay. Here's the thing troubles having a preference is something like i'm looking for a partner who likes kayaking or wakes up early in the morning or loves pizza preferences exclude an entire group of marginalized people. That's problematic okay. That's not nice. That's not a preference if you love all fat people in one group together as they are not very different individuals. That's fat phobic. Just like lumping all black people in one group and saying i don't like black people is racist and lumping all disabled people in one group. And saying i don't think people in wheelchairs or hot ablest. Do you understand what i'm saying. Why do they always do that. Creepy like giggly. You know really all the left. And i'm not saying well the fat people who you call those people. What do you mean you know. I'm not referring to fat people. i'm saying all the radical leftists that sort of thing. It's just that giggle ha very intense. Her claim of course is that if you're not attracted to fat people. You're a bigot. If you're not attracted to any group then your preference ceases to be a preference now. I don't quite understand that illogic there would still be a preference it's just a preference she doesn't like but what if i say. Look i'm a man identified as super straight that's a new sexual identity and i'm not attracted to other men by her definition. I'm i'm now a bit in a way. I guess i am a big. I knew it. I am closed minded inasmuch as excluding some people from my preferences but but let's take it further because she compares it to race and she says it's racist you know if you're not attracted every single race if a japanese guy wants to marry a japanese girl wherein he's more attracted to japanese girls than he is to say. Nigerian girls were scandinavian. Girls is he a racist for that. I don't think that's racist. If a jew wandering marry another jew is that racist. That's you know you always hear. Their jewish mother always wants to make sure her daughter mary. Nice jewish boys. That racist i guess in a way yes sort of is that. Is there something wrong about that for for people to feel attraction to certain groups and not groups. I don't think so. But the the radical liberation of this you that you see in radic radical feminism radical Sexual revolution stuff you know. Lgbt radical this radical that demands that we open to everything and not not have any preferences. Ironically she's saying she's denying my lived experience. She's saying it'd be if you have this preference than than your your some sort of big at not very persuasive even even if we all catch a bubble mouth and listen Not very convincing next one four..
"michael knowles" Discussed on The Michael Knowles Show
"Knowles has a great book outright. Now it's called speechless. I'm sure you've heard lots about it in garage speechless. It's fantastic. it's funny and say courageous. I hear you have a book out. I've read your book. And i just want to say congratulations. This is a really wonderful piece of writing. Your first book had no words whatsoever. Which i actually thought was quite fitting for yale graduate Your second book. You decided to jettison all of the principles that had led to the first book being bestseller and you actually went with words this time. I think that was a risky decision. But you've made it speechless. Controlling words controlling minds truly an outstanding book. I can confirm the left. Should be afraid of this book. The left doesn't want you to read this book. Oh hold on a second. Jay has beaming something tipping points. How to talk to molest house of cards please by now you should. You should buy both. We're talking about michael's book you'll left me in. La your tendency but despite that from one far right nutbag to another. I wanna wish you the best of luck with speechless. Actually read your book and his actually good. I don't know who wrote it for you. But you didn't excellent excellent job speechless. It's it's really good. So congratulations personally. I can't read. I'm an internet cartoonist. This is one of the greatest books that michael knowles has ever famous. Voiceless controlling minds. Get yourself a copy. Leftist rag the new york times. I want you to sell so many copies that you get on their fraudulent bestsellers list. I did and i know that. One of the more like by michael's book. It is the finest book ever written by any human being in the history of mankind. Going back to the gutenberg printing press. Now michael did. I say that right and i want the scotch at least twenty five years old. He told insistent fragile. Everyone should by everyone should read it. It's going to help conservatives reclaim and restore our country and everything that we love about america and anyone who cares if it's decline if the way haas get this big because so mixture. You buy that book and michael congratulations. I'm sure that it'll be at least the fourth best fairly wire host book which is which is high praise. If you make a lot of money off this book actually deserve it. This time It's actually really good about so congrats. Congratulations map or check out. His book speechless. The.
"michael knowles" Discussed on The Michael Knowles Show
"Me i don't i don't want to put that on myself okay. The people spoke on the first book. They can speak on the second. I would give anything to go in and see you in as a fourteen year. Old subway manager bossing around a bunch of people not resent you at all. No no definitely not all right. Next question belong from london and quick reminder for everyone these questions are coming in live. So if you want to get a question in go-to premier collections dot com slash speechless by the book. And then a pop up comes on offering question so you can still answer questions not too late. Their questionable all from london ontario notes. London from ontario canada judge. If something is immoral without the help of religion yes love the show. I aspire to be amazing as you in the future. That's very kind. Thank you very much. You can know something about morality from your inborn moral conscience right. We do have a moral conscience. I know these days were these days. People believe well look you think. Murder is wrong because of the society that you were raised but other people think murderers right. And that's you know it's just you have your values and your preferences that is that is simply not true. People do have a natural innate moral intuition and there is such a thing as the natural law to give another example. And i guess this brings it to your religion. The existence of god can be known with certainty from the natural world using your faculties of reason. This point is denied these days by radical skeptics on the left and even some on the right but it is simply the case we actually can know things about the world but the physical world where the physical world then tells us about the metaphysical world. I'm glad you can get those moral intuitions just naturally without religion but religion is how you systematize it and think rigorously about it. There's this canard that religious people are superstitious. Were superstitious unlike the genius secular scientists writing in my experience. Religious people are the least superstitious people in the world because all my atheist friends secular friends. They're the ones with the crystals they're the ones with the horoscopes. They're the ones with the energy and the shockers and all others in the psychics and all other sorts of craziness you ever hear this line. I'm spiritual but not religious. You know that means. I'm very interested in myself. But i'm not that interested in god. You know but. I really think i'm very special so when people when people say that they'll sometimes say that you know. It's all about spirituality. Not religion religion is how you make sense of what you would call spirituality. It's applying rigor and logic and reason to that and when you got some kooky ideas you get rid of them and you stick to what is really true. You can do it. But i would urge you to go further and engage actually with religion which is not just some weird historical eccentricity some little souvenir from the past. It is it is a the fundament- the way of understanding the world even today even right now are so while you're signing that one i'm gonna just read your palm. Could you tell me. I'm not superstitious you. How many books are we going to sell. All very real and again i messed up a little bit for mere collectibles dot. I wasn't going to correct speechless. I heard guy. You are. Not whatever i said i messed up. I'm sorry to all of you from your collectibles dot com slash speechless again. We are still taking questions. So get them in the next question from our good friend..
"michael knowles" Discussed on The Michael Knowles Show
"It seems like it's going to be great. But speaking of greatness. Michael knowles new. My malls new book speechless controlling words controlling minds. It's available for preorder. They tried to get me on this one but they didn't do a good enough job so but i'm gonna read it anyway ramp and says the first chats name was night nightingale maury. But did you know that speechless. Controlling words controlling minds by michael knowles is available for preorder. Also i got my tim foyle. Guerrillas moles book speechless that's beautiful. What does that make you feel inside. That is a really really beautiful thing. Because i'm glad that everyone is in on this. The real motivation to write this book. Some people said it's because i want to change the way that the conservative movement talks about free speech. Some have said it's because i want to win back the culture in the country. Yes sure you're really. It's about the absolute vindictiveness. The pure vitriol. I have four the new york times. Just really wanna hit that list. I want to stick it right in there. I and everyone seems on board to help me do that. And you know the best way for people to help you stick it to. The new york. Times is going to premiere. Collectibles dot com backslash speechless and for just one small payment. You can help feed a little italian boy with end and feed his ego in helping to tarnish the new york times list. You can put that anywhere by the way. That's totally your name so reading some more questions here. We've got one this one right here from raymond and cussing south carolina. Raymond asks what is one thing that americans are not doing that. They should be doing to stop this takeover of words in speech. God bless mr knowles. What do you think of raymond you. Now we were speaking of presidents earlier. I hope that president trump lives a good long life. I hope that he has many more years on this earth. He's got good genes. you know. He's very well preserved by diet coke and delicious american food however when the time eventually comes as it must come for all of us. I hope that he donates his body to science and his spine to the gop because conservatives don't have courage on this issue. I mean even at the at the moments when conservatives have some moral clarity they say you know actually drag story. Our is not so great. Maybe having perverts to work for toddlers at like second grade classrooms maybe not the best thing in the world. but then they'll say expose. But i could never impose my views on my crazy view that it's not good for perverts to jiggle around for for two year olds. We need to be able to do that. All regimes of speech all self governments need to make moral decisions about how we're gonna live how we're gonna get along together. Every society has taboos every society has standards. And what we need to be able to do is articulate a real standard substantive vision of politics. We need to put that out there. We need to be willing to embrace it and enforce it in the nineteen fifty s. You could get cancelled for being a communist today. You cancelled for not being a communist. I think we need to go back to the more stable and serious standard. I see a new hat here. It says make cancelling communists great again. Yes i can't get behind that for sure all right so the next question here. Sarah and alfred georgia asks. Michael wrote a first book about reasonable for democrats with zero words. How different was it writing a book. That actually had words. Will you know that first book. No one gave me credit. I had been researching that book for about twenty seven years at that point and you know everyone says that there were no words in the book. There were words in that book. There was an extensive billion agree at the back of reasons to vote for democrats. It was the only words in the entire book here. I had to do a lot of research. But then i had to do the second step which was to write and i will tell you it was it was a little bit of a tricky process. Because i wanted to write a real book. I'm not getting on my high horse. Okay i'm not trying to say that this is You know the greatest work of political philosophy in the last several decades would never say that the greatest work of. I'm not saying that. What i'm saying is i wanted to write a serious substantive work that was offering different perspective. Because i never want to do this again. It's very very tiring to write a book. So i want to get it all out here now and then we're done. That actually is perfect because colton from minneapolis asked what was the hardest thing of writing this book. This gives you a chance to talk about the hardship. You had to go through. I wrote this. I had a lot of mrs for colton new. Go thank you very much. The the hardest thing about writing this book. I don't even know where to sign up there. We go the hardest thing about writing. This book was actually after it was written. I enjoyed enjoyed the research. It was cool. I kind of changed my mind on some things when i did it. I enjoyed right. I do enjoy writing. I go slowly. But i enjoyed the work of it. But the edit and the edit and the fight and the battle and i. I'm so miserable to work with if you are in editor. I'm just being. I'm so miserable to work with. Because i at labor i mean you know this you are an editor might here. At the daily wire. I labor over every comma every little dash in the book. Oh it's so. I would throw me out of a window if i go to so we did that. We had some debates over everything the cover art every inch of this book has been argued over and thought over and hopefully will totally persuade conservatives to Get along with my way of thinking. I will point out to your formidable foe when it comes to the final editing process. You might ask. Hey mike what about suggestion this sentence here. Yeah man stances grounds says. Here's my argument for why that sentences should not be changed. You know what i actually. This is telling tales out of school. But i really lovely editor at really talented editor at at and she sent me back thoughtful edits. And we're talking. You know we're talking comments here talking about really expensive stuff. I wrote about three hundred words per page in the comments section of why i wouldn't change the this book and it is a whole new book that actually there was this moment of crisis when i was turning in my edit i had an old version of of the word processor most of it got deleted but i felt it was actually good. I think i think she would have probably come to my house and strangled me. I sent in the original returns on it. I would have gone to your husband. Alan strangled you and editing process. If i knew where you live or smart to not do that next question here actually comes from lianca in huron spain. Wow hey here we go. Mr knowles is known for two things. A great talk show about politics and a blink book he authored. How has the experience been changing from the talking format to the written format. This one is for lianca. Will you know. I was an author. I i did. I did the blank book. Actually before i got my show at daily wire. I think i'm the only person in.
"michael knowles" Discussed on The Michael Knowles Show
"Can imagine having to save at what is going on right now. Oh no broken. I said to many old. It's actually the whole ground. Wow wow that's what happens when we're back okay. So that's what happens when we hear speechless. A real hollywood studio. That is how you start. The entire set was actually shaking people at home that was not acting at all literally fell also coming up this evening beyond just having the entire world shake around us. We have a shout from all of your friends. We had to kind of scrape the bottom of the barrel to find people willing to endorse the book. But we got a few from the bottom of that barrel to hear from some of them this evening right we might actually have a president of the united states is offering endorsement of your book knocking to say who it is. No it might not be who think it is. Hey i'm just gonna leave it there that's going to be at the very end. You're going to have to stick around to hear from that and also we're going to test your ability to fight through censorship that the book is about censorship. Yeah we're going to test your ability to fight through censorship not metaphorically but literally can just gonna leave it there. Okay stay tuned for that part as well but i we talked about the ding. Your good friend. Tim pool most of fantastic podcast. Which will be on tomorrow talking about the book. You actually had some of your wonderful listeners. I don't wanna say troll. Because they were trolling they were doing. The lord's work promoting your book and they went on his show and the forced to have to do free. Promo for your body. They paid money to do this. They actually paid money in super chats to get tim to plug my book. We have a super part of that. So you can see. Just how many people you wonderful listeners. Very seriously guys. This was awesome. What you did. Let's watch a little bit of a cut of that. We got the footage right here. Michael brogan says holy s. It's michael effing knowles that's it. That's the super chat plug. Speechless controlling words controlling minds ping ping plug counter. That was my favorite comment. Not only from this show from weeks from weeks of my shirt. What you've done with your show and your audience to plug. This book is genius because now you come on my show and they're making me all right. I'm going to read it. Joseph hoffmann says michael. I'm looking forward to your new book. Controlling words controlling minds available now for corporal. Hillbilly says timman gang not asking for financial advice. But where are good places to get into the game. Also don't forget. Michael knowles new book speechless controlling where it's controlling minds. He dog said if you wanted to pitch in of life without electricity read the going home series by american really makes you think about how people would act. Also michael knowles book. Speechless is available for preorder on amazon. That dude is going to sell so many books yet. Ding speechless mediocre fisherman. Says hey tim when you gonna write a book if you didn't know michael knowles books. Speechless is on preorder. Being you got me loving.
AOC responds ‘Sex work is work,’ to report of New York City paramedic posting racy photos for cash
"Aoc tweets out yesterday quote. Sex work is work. The federal government has done almost nothing to help people. In months we must pass stimulus checks unemployment insurance small business relief hospital funding etc. Keep the focus of shame. They're not marginalizing people surviving pandemic without help. This is in response to a political controversy. That's been stirring up in recent days over pornhub for not getting knocked pretty hard right now which is great onlyfans which is this democratized pornography. Where basically this website lures in any kind of young girl to Become a pornographer herself and then make you know the promises. You're gonna make a lot of money. And the ninety. Seven percent of these people are even higher. Don't really make much money at all. But they ended up degrading themselves at these photos on the internet forever and it. It's really not good for their lives.
Salon owner gets week in jail for refusing to close business
"Woman is a salon owner. She opened her salon for a week in defiance of the lockdown and she was arrested for it in a judge sentenced her to a week in jail and a seven thousand dollar fine for opening her salon business and just trying to trying to feed her kids. So the Judge Eric Moi told this owner shelly luther owner of salona mode that he would not make her go to jail if she just admitted that what she did was selfish enroll. Here's this woman's answer judge. I would like to say that I have much respect for this court and loss and that I've never been been in this position before and it's not someplace that I wanna be but I have to disagree with you Sir when I when you say that. I'm selfish because feeding my kids is not selfish. I have hair stylists. That are going hungry. Because they'd rather feed their kids so for if you think the laws more important than kids getting fed in. Please go ahead with your decision but I am not going to shut the salon. Damn Right Oh. This woman deserves a prize. I want I want president trump to give her some kind of metal. I Dunno medal of freedom medals. I love this.
"michael knowles" Discussed on The Michael Knowles Show
"It's Thanksgiving and you know what that means Pumpkin Pie and mashed potatoes and a bunch of insufferable leftist think pieces preparing liberals to has suffered the torture of speaking to a single conservative. Even once even when they're related to even for just a couple hours however however can we possibly acidly expect liberals to talk to their crazy Republican uncles at the dinner table. well as a crazy right-wing uncle myself we will examine. How liberals talk about talking to us then? President trump pardons turkeys and CNN spreads lies about our brave forefathers who sailed on the mayflower and founded America. We will correct the Thanksgiving record and as if Thanksgiving weren't hard enough for her already lie. AWASA LIZ war and get some bad polling news heading into the holiday all that and more Michael Knowles and this is the Michael Knowles show. How are they? We're GONNA do it. How are poor left wing relatives possibly going to endure the torture and suffering of having to speak back to conservative relatives at the Thanksgiving table? That is the question posed by left wing outlets every single year this year from alternate how talk impeachment with your right wing uncle over the holidays. That's made by the way they write that entire pieces about me. The Independent how to deal with your trump loving uncle vis vis holiday season.
Winners and Losers of the Democratic Debate
"The Democratic Party is trying to figure out who it is during these presidential primary debates the big it's the big highlights that you see we'll go through some of them it's all the Sniping Amy Klobuchar and Liz Warren and Kamala Harris get some shots in their Liz worn the people going after Elizabeth Warren then you've got booed edge in Baidoa going after each other and that's all very interesting the central fact of the debate is that Biden is falling apart his polling is collapsing his ability to stand on stage is collapsing Bernie Sanders had a heart attack a week and a half ago he seemed much much more lucid and vibrant and energetic than Joe Biden did and to our knowledge Joe Biden hasn't had any heart attacks this was all about your and he just he was saying things that didn't make a lot of sense he was kind of losing his train of thought he was pushing different analogies together it just didn't and buyer confidence that this is the guy at one point biden was explaining his economic plans and he said he was gonna he was gonNA stop people from clipping coupons in the stock market get what I've talked about is how you get things done and the way to get things done is take a look at the tax code right now the idea we have to start rewarding work just wealth I would eliminate the capital gains tax that would raise the capital gains tax to the highest rate of thirty nine point five percent I would double it because guess what why in God's name should someone who's clipping coupons in the stock market make in fact pay a lower tax rate than someone who in fact is like I said a schoolteacher and a firefighter it's ridiculous and they pay a lower tax so none of that is true nothing he said even comes close to approaching truth to be I don't even know how you judge the truth value of the statement clipping coupons in the stock market because people do not clear up coupons in this I guess they would be really just really good frugal stockbrokers if they clipped like if there were some coupon to get a better price on some mm some portion of a company doesn't make any sense I think what he was trying to say is people gambling in the stock market that's that's a frequent analogy you hear from the left and that it's unfair the people who are gambling are paying lower tax rate than their secretaries this is aligned Warren Buffett's used this line it just isn't true it is not true at all where does it come from it's because the capital gains tax rate is lower than the income tax rate for some people actually eat for people Oh who you know if you're talking about your secretary you're talking about the you know the janitor is paying more higher tax rate than the the stockbroker or the on manager of that perhaps isn't isn't true anyway even on the income tax rate but what happens is for a lot of people work in finance they get a salary but then they get most of their money as a bonus or in when you're talking about the millionaire billionaire class they're paying capital gains on the or paying capital gains taxes on their investment income so you're not even talking about bonuses you're not talking about income you talk about money that's in the market that's investments and then the money that you make out of those investments you pay a lower tax rate even on that that is money that has already been taxed at the corporate level so even that argument is not true but y the way this gets interpreted is that billionaires are paying less money in taxes than their secretaries that is never that's not even close to true the wealthy in this country pay virtually all of the taxes the top ten percent pay the vast majority of taxes in this country top one percent pay a lion share of taxes in this country I mean the half of the country doesn't pay any taxes at all in terms of federal income taxes so this whole argument is bogus the problem with Biden is not that he's making a bogus argument everybody was up there said he wasn't even making the argument well and he was confusing his words and then here's the knockout punch they brought up Ukraine Anderson Cooper brings up Ukraine and Joe Biden incredibly lies on camera again and says he never discussed Ukraine with us President Yeah as you've said your son Hunter today gave an interview admitted that he made a mistake and showed poor judgment by serving on the board in Ukraine and did you make a mistake by letting him you're the point person on Ukraine at the time if you can answer book my son statement speaks for itself I did my job never discussed a single thing with my son about anything having to do with their crane known is indicated I have we've always kept everything separate even when my son was the attorney general of the state works we never discussed the there'd be no potential conflict okay there's a lot of confusion here first of all he says he's doubling down on a statement that he made that no one his ever suggested that Joe Biden talked with Ukraine or talked with his son about Ukraine and there's no evidence of that at all the trouble is someone has suggested that the person who suggested that was Hunter Biden in a New Yorker profile in July and he actually reiterated that statement on good morning Arca on ABC News two days ago did you and your father ever discuss you know as I said only time was after news count it wasn't a discussion in any way there's no to this no we never did what hold on hold on you say did you ever discuss Ukraine he goes no just one time there was one time we I'll shoot they told me not to say that no there's no but we didn't we wasn't even a discussion sure we said something he said something we were talking about it but that's not I wouldn't call that a discussion it was more of a discourse it was more of a Colo Que- it was next question place past next question Joe Biden even in his answer by the way he says we never talked about Ukraine even when my son was the attorney general of Delaware that's not the sun we're talking about joe his Sun Beau Biden his late son Bo Biden was the attorney general of Delaware the son who was on the Ukrainian Energy Board was Hunter Biden and hundred says he did talk about it and Hunter Biden goes on because good morning America their credit actually pushed him on it. There's an old saying you didn't talk about it then you're saying you did talk about it by the way what were you doing on the board in the first place that I hope you know what you're doing doing I said I do and that was literally the discussion why because my dad was vice president United States there's literally nothing as young man or as a full grown adult that my father in some way has not influence over as it does not serve either one of us when he said I hope you know what you're doing what did he think you were doing well he read the press reports that I joined the board of reasonable which was eight Ukrainian natural gas company and there's been a lot of misinformation Shen about me not about my dad nobody buys at but advises idea that I was unqualified to be on the board what were your qualifications to be on the border berries I was sharing with the board Amtrak for five years I was the chairman of the board of the UN World Food Program I was a lawyer for boies Schiller flexner one of the most prestigious law firms in the world didn't have any extensive knowledge about natural gas or Ukraine itself though no but I think that I had as much as anybody else that was on the board for yeah this is this is not going well for Hunter Biden because he's right he probably didn't have any less knowledge than anyone else on the board this is a crooked board that's what really anti boards are certainly an oligarch countries like Ukraine when and corrupt countries like Ukraine they say what previous experience did you have what qualified you to be on the board of this Ukrainian energy company while you're while your father was vice president as well I was on the board of Amtrak you know that other company that has a relationship to the federal government that my father famously travels on so much that they call him Amtrak Joe Yeah it was on that so what are you calling me a nepotistic for and before that I was on another board and hey look I did have one real job I worked for boies Schiller which is maybe the most famous democratic lobbying law firm in the country okay all right doesn't acquit himself very well here so biden collapses on stage in real time two ways to respond to this for the Democratic Party and for the candidates they can either remain hardline progressives or they can try to take Bernie Haddens place in the moderate lane because the moderate lane now is falling apart so there is an opening here I was wondering I thought why on Earth was the Lgbtq townhall on Friday what was the purpose of this and then it occurred to me people were tweeting about this they had that LGBTQ crazy town town all on Friday because then it allowed the Democrats to look more moderate at this debate just a week later less than a week later while we're having to discuss any of the LGBT issues in the pronouns and the genders so there was a real opening and I think the Democratic Party tried to try to make sure it looked in opening four moderate now some candidates can't take that Bernie Sanders is never going to be a moderate he went full bore leftist last night he said on the collectivist issue Parekh Salon climate change you said it's the greatest threat that the planet has ever faced this planet faces the greatest threat in its history from climate change and the green new deal that I have advocated will create up to twenty million jobs as we move away from fossil fuel energy efficiency and sustainable energy all right the weather which may or may not increase in temperatures slightly a little bit over the next century he is the greatest threat the planet has ever faced says Bernie Sanders the man who probably never heard of the Cretaceous Paleo gene mass extinction event three quarters of it wiped out he probably hasn't heard of that one so he's just it's a little historical ignorance for him that's the far left that's about as far left as you go with Bernie Sanders Baidoa Rourke so trying to play into that left Lane Betas campaign is falling apart I mean there's pretty much no reason should be at this debate anymore and so he's he's been trying to signal that he's as left as they come over the past few months this is after a career where he played himself off mostly as a moderate in Congress and so he obviously doesn't believe in anything but he felt leftism was going to bring them all the way it looks like that's not gonna work so he's one last tries going to say that we're going to undermine the second amendment he's GonNa take away all your guns go door to door take them all away how exactly are you going to force people to give up their weapons you don't even know who has those weapons look we're GonNa make sure the the priority is saving the lives of our fellow Americans I think almost everyone on this stage agrees that it's not right and as president would seek to ban the sale of fifteens and AK47's those are weapons of war they were designed to kill people effectively efficiently on a battlefield to be clear exactly how are you going to take away
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Private Jet Drama
"The country's most prominent environmental activists prince harry and meghan markle just flew on a private jet got to stay with their good friend elton john in niece. This was their fourth trip on a private jet in eleven days fun. I don't care they can fly in as many private. Jets says they want except at the exact same time just last month harry and meghan posted on instagram about how important it is to protect the environment this this is the the post quote as a continuation of our monthly social awareness approach to shine a light on the accounts that are working towards positive change for the month of july. We turn our attention to the environment. There is a ticking clock to protect our environment with climate change. The deterioration of our natural resources endangerment of sacred wildlife sacred what we're worshiping the wildlife. What does that even mean the impact of plastics and micro-plastics and fossil fuel emissions. You know like the source that are omitted from private the jets the post goes on. We're jeopardizing this beautiful place. We call home for ourselves and for future generations. Let's save it. Let's do who are part okay. Now you could say it was just some staffer at the palace posting that harry and meghan didn't post they don't they're not really that intense about the environmental thing. They're not really being hypocrites. They're they're just caught up in in the royal family. No it goes on the duke. Doc of sussex. Prince harry gives a quote quote. Environmental damage has been treated as unnecessary byproduct of economic growth so deeply ingrained is is this thinking that it has been considered part of the natural order that humankind's development comes at the expense of our planet only now are we starting to notice and understand the damage that we've been causing with nearly seven point seven billion people inhabiting this earth
Professor Arrested For Plotting To Burn Down St. Patrick's Cathedral
"After the Notre Dom attack. There was an American professor who walked into Saint Patrick's cathedral in New York with two gallons of gasoline, and lighters. And when he was finally arrested. He said, oh, I was going to bring these to my car. That's you only your did you park in Saint Patrick's cathedral. What were you doing? Obviously another attempt to burn down a major cathedral, the the most important cathedral in the United States
Trump campaign says it's not worried about GOP primary challenger
"I we could not finish your discussion of twenty twenty without the biggest news. The race is totally being shaken up. President Trump has a Republican primary challenger. Oh my gosh. Who's it going to be as Ted Cruz? Is it Marco Rubio is no it's Bill weld Bill weld who I guess was governor of some state like thirty years ago or something, and he's kind of democrat here is Bill Weld's big campaign announcement. That's true sits nineteen ninety. State near bankruptcy. Corrupt democratic machine called a Texas. The one party rule. No Republican governor for twenty years. One man had the courage to stand up and fight. A crimefighter appointed US attorney by Ronald Reagan. Bill weld ran for governor on his record top Boston city officials retired. They claim accidents US attorney Bill weld investigates, the claims fraudulent weld prosecute gets brought conviction jail million saved in taxes. Now Bill will run for governor is platform one. It's always been guts, integrity independence setting. Couldn't be done. No Republican could win Bill. Well beat the odds historic victory. Bill. Weld ca Texas twenty one times keep balance the budget reformed welfare. Oh, it's so cringe e obviously, I don't think President Trump is shaking in his Oval Office at the fear of Bill weld running in the GOP primary. This campaign announcement is terrible for a great many reasons in its form and its function. It just reminds people that Bill weld is a has been it just reminds people that this guy hasn't done anything in like thirty years that he's from an older era that is he's not connected to modern and relevant politics. Not just in the way that they're talking about his career. He was appointed. By Ronald Reagan. How old is he he was governor in like nineteen ninety or something K not just that. Even in the form of the commercial. It just feels like a commercial from two thousand and two feels like a commercial before the internet really existed. It just feels so dated because he's dated candidate. But. I bring it up not just to make fun of Bill weld, but to point out that even his platform, even his ideological moorings are dated their dated, and we're not gonna win this way anymore. What is this entire campaign announcement could be boiled down to three words, I cut taxes. I am Bill weld. I cut taxes. Yeah. My entire political career, basically, I cut taxes. Isn't that? Great. I cut tax. Yes. You're like low taxes as much as the next guy. I certainly enjoy low taxes. Don't get me wrong. Politics is a lot more than cutting taxes conservative thought is a lot more than cutting taxes.
"michael knowles" Discussed on The Michael Knowles Show
"The twenty twenty race is now well underway. And the democrat candidates have endorsed the most radical proposals in American presidential campaign history. We will examine the substance of this primary campaign, then badoe gets even crappier who knew that could happen. Chelsea Clinton gets blamed for terrorist attacks and young people are really unhappy. I'm Michael Knowles. And this is the Michael Knowles show. All right so much to get to today. It occurred to me when I was looking at the broader picture on politics that now that the campaign field has kind of really begun to flesh it self out Biden has an announced yet or few others who are going to get in. But you're starting to see them take policy positions. We now have beyond the Instagram's beyond the cooking and the beer and the dental cleanings and beyond all the sort of shallow superficial stuff as just a matter of substance. We have the most radical presidential policy field in all of American history. Really really radical steps we're going to go through those proposals. Because I think that the Democrats are trying to distract you with all these videos and dental cleanings and whatever. But when you get down to it. They are advocating some pretty radical stuff before we get to all of that. I've just got a check what time it is. So we've just started the show. You know, I knew that. Because my movement watch babe. Maybe my revolver collection. Atlas watch which I get more compliments on than any other watch. I've ever had movement is founded on the belief that style shouldn't break the Bank. They've sold almost two million watches worldwide by Breen quality.
Michael Cohen faces accusations of lying at testimony
"We found out today you remember Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen, testified before congress and basically gave nothing. No, new information. Just testified. The Trump is a big Meany in a really bad guy will now it's come out that Michael Cohen met privately with the house intelligence committee, chairman democrat, Adam Schiff for ten hours to prepare for that testimony four separate occasions, ten hours of testimony Schiff who lives in California represents a district in California, flew out to New York to meet with Michael Cohen. Now, you have to wonder, okay. What what was he doing was? He I mean, obviously, he was coaching the witness. This is not good. That's not a good look for Democrats. Why did they do that? Because they knew it was going to come up empty, and apparently Adam shifts not a very good coach because ten hours of coaching later. Michael Cohen still looks like a schmuck on Capitol Hill. Still doesn't give you anything. So desperate. So now now they're launching investigations into the finances and the business and this and that it just looks so desperate because the the clock ran out for them. They said, okay, we're going to this Russia thing we're going to go as hard as we can with Russia. You can't go forever. Eventually people need you to put up or shut up you have to produce results. And now they've got nothing now the dog ate their homework, and it's a beautiful sight to behold, Michael Cohen, e we know he lied to congress. He was convicted of lying to congress. He's the first convicted liar to congress to be called back to testify before congress. And we know he lied there. Again, we know that he lied about not wanting a job in the White House. It's a matter of public record Saudi job in the White House. We know that he lied about not seeking part, and he did seek apart and matter of public record. They just end up with egged on their face. Being rebuked reprimanded by federal judge who has a good sense of Justice here, by the way, I hope Paul manafort's still gets pardoned. Not because what he did wasn't wrong. I'm of course, it was wrong. He's a lobbyist lobbyists tend to work with pretty crooked institutions and do kind of crooked things. But do you does anyone really believe Paul Manafort would be imprisoned right now, if he had not committed the real crime of helping Donald Trump become president, that's the crime. That's what they they knew that that was what he was being investigated what he's being prosecuted for and this judge I think in very fair way actually carrying forth. Justice said we're not going to throw away the rest of this guy's life. Because you don't like that he helped a Republican win the White House.
The Science Behind Retail Lines
"That is the immigration question. Some Democrats and left wingers were confused. They said how is Donald Trump getting so much support among Hispanic Americans among immigrants to America? You say the reason he's getting support is because those people are legal immigrants. They waited in line online. This is a big debate. Do you say like a New Yorker and say online? You say like everyone else was wrong and say inland. The real answer is online, but for the broad audience. Maybe maybe I'll consider going between the two do you wait online or do you try to cut the line go over the mountains of aid law enforcement and cut everybody off legal immigrants did what they had to do they paid their money, they filled out their paperwork. They they waited. They behave like good future Americans illegal aliens to exactly the opposite. So it's no wonder of anybody who would be irritated at illegal aliens, it should be legal immigrants who actually did with. They were supposed to do and who's immigration regime is being thrown into question and being threatened by the thousands and thousands of people every week two thousand people a day who cross into our country illegally. So what's to be done with this? We have this caravan
Americans are split on NFL National Anthem protests
"The NFL and Colin Kaepernick and the American left continue these stupidest possible protests in American politics, and in may of this year, the NFL came out, and they said, no more kneeling, no more kneeling. You can't Neil. It's creating too much distraction the NFL ratings had been tanking. They were down eight percent in two thousand sixteen when this all started. They fell ten percent last year analysts are predicting that they'll fall even more this year. So they say, okay, we've got to stop doing this and make no more kneeling, but then the politically correct crowd the left came out and said, how dare you to we're going to do. And what are you? How are you gonna police this, and blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. So then in July right after they announced the policy in July. They come out and say, well, maybe there can be kneeling said what they said. Well, maybe we won't enforce the policy. We don't know how we're going to enforce the policy. So what you get is more and more confusion over the weekend. We saw this come to fruition. There were two people in the NFL who kneeled for the national anthem now. That's that's not so bad or twenty sixteen thirteen games. I think over the weekend. These two guys Miami Dolphins Kenny stills and Albert Wilson. But what that really means? Even though it's just two guys. This is going to keep going on. It's gonna keep going on and on and on the right, obviously bashing this. This is a very bad thing. They're protesting the American flag symbol of our country and the left is embracing this. So the part of me that is like earnestly taking in this information says this is a horrific thing to do the political cynical side that little that little devil voice up. There says this is terrific news for conservatives because we've somehow gotten the left and the Democrats to protest the American flag itself. I wonder if this whole protest wasn't just started by some slick Republican operative. We have right now elected Democrats applauding the flag. Protests Ianna Presley running for congress in Massachusetts is applauding. This. A beta Aurore can Texas pronounce that wrong with that beta beta Rourke in Texas. This is applauding this. It would the only thing that we could do that might be more effective is to get Democrats to protest apple pie. That's gonna be the next say, you know, for social Justice, you really ought to protest apple pie eight apple pie apple buys, the worst polls show that the Americans hate this